GeoVision Incorporated announced the collaboration with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN), a leading solution provider of digital signal processing (DSPs) solutions and analog technology, in the development of license plate recognition technology or outdoor surveillance solutions. By adding TI’s TMS320DM6446 processor based on DaVinci technology to an already highly sophisticated GV-series product line, GeoVision can provide an even more comprehensive surveillance solution by adding more value-added features to its worldwide customers and fulfill the needs of customers who require outdoor installations. GeoVision and TI will initially focus on an integrated DSP-based surveillance solution for the license plate recognition/automatic number plate recognition (LPR/ANPR).
Taking advantage of TI’s advanced DaVinci technology and without rotational devices such as an installed fan or hard disk drive, the non-PC-based GV-DSP LPR system is not only able to capture and deliver excellent quality video images, it is more resistant to changes in outdoor environment conditions. The GV-DSP LPR system provides seamless integration with the support of software and hardware offerings and is the foundation for GV-LPR centers for central control and database management. GeoVision’s LPR system also selected TI analog technology including the TPS5420 DC/DC converter, the TPS3808G09 power management devices and the OPA357 operational amplifier to build up the complete and most efficient signal chain.
“Through combining TI DaVinci products and GeoVision LPR technology, GeoVision and TI expect to see a significant growth in the LPR/ANPR market,” said George Tsai, CEO of GeoVision. “Our LPR system is not only cost effective to install but also scalable. It can be widely deployed and is able to create a high ROI for the customers as well as to fulfill intelligent transportation system needs.”
While the GV-DSP LPR systems are currently utilized in areas such as traffic and law enforcement, access control and revenue collection, a more comprehensive system will greatly increase and ease surveillance for customers. The new GV-DSP LPR system will be extremely beneficial for operations that require constant surveillance of large numbers of automobiles, such as parking lot management, entrance management, automatic toll collection enforcement, traffic enforcement statistics, border surveillance, stolen vehicle search, congestion charge, inventory control, journey time/average speed calculation and petrol station drive-off prevention. The GV-DSP LPR system also incorporates several intelligent, value-added features, such as web-based interface for setup, live viewing and firmware upgrade, video search and analytics tools for marketing analysis, hardware watchdog for detecting hardware abnormality and digital watermarking to prevent recorded video images from tampering, etc.
“We are pleased that GeoVision selected TI’s DaVinci technology and complementary analog technology for their LPR system products. The new solution will fuel the growing LPR market, which we see as a key emerging market for video security,” said Eldon Teng, TI Asia DSP Marketing Director. “TI’s innovative DaVinci technology coupled with GeoVision’s expertise in the LPR market will help further accelerate and ease the development of new video surveillance applications and services.”
Both GeoVision and TI will be participating in the upcoming ASIS International 2007 exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 24 to 26, 2007. A series of GeoVision LPR demos will be shown in booth #3771.
GeoVision Inc., one of the security 50 companies, is a professional manufacturer of intelligent video surveillance systems. Known by the brand name GeoVision, we manufacture and distribute security surveillance systems to customers in more than 70 countries. GeoVision’s distinct products and innovative technologies are USA and Taiwan patented. The flagship GV-Combo digital surveillance products were recently selected for the Symbol of Excellence.
GeoVision holds technical edges in state-of-the-art surveillance software, video/audio compression techniques, intelligent video analysis, and hardware enhancements. GeoVision’s award-winning GV series surveillance products provide total security solutions for point-of-sale systems, license plate recognition systems, and central monitoring systems. With our advantages in video surveillance techniques, we are forging ahead to new fields of IP surveillance, video server, network video storage, access-control DVR, and video security service.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company includes the Education Technology business. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries. Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN.
DaVinci technology is a trademark of Texas Instruments.