Project Description

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Axle Counter

The Axle Counter is a compact axle recognition and counting system based on deep learning (AI)

Targeted to free flow tolling applications.

Its advanced embedded processing capability, based on AI, allows to detect and count vehicles’ axles, at any time of the day and of the night.

Thanks to its Artificial Intelligence (AI) based algorithm the system generate the reconstructed image of the vehicle for visual confirmation, together with the configurable set of metadata.

Easy to install

Its local storage capability allows operating stand-alone in case connectivity is not available.

The Axle Counter system is easy to install and to integrate with external illuminators and triggering sources, simplifying the installation impact and giving high flexibility.

Security & Design

Water-proof protection IP67.

Vandal proof connectors.

Axle Counter features a Power-over-Ethernet (POE) interface for minimizing the installation and maintenance time.

Applications

  • Free Flow Tolling

Gallery

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Information Request

The Axle Counter system offers the capability to detect and to count the number of vehicles’ axles on a free flow application. Thanks to its installation layout, the Axle Counter is modular and replicable on multiple lanes. The Linux-based camera captures images with high frame rate and process them with its internal deep learning algorithms (AI)  trained over a very large number of images and continuously increasing to provide high performances in a compact processing device.

Thanks to the external infrared illuminator at wavelength of 850nm, the Axle Counter captures clear and detailed images in any weather condition and during the night, without interfering with vehicle drivers. Furthermore, the camera controls the illuminator optimizing the image quality and the overall results.

The Axle Counter gantry installation is made easy thanks to the Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) interface that provides a single cable connection to the camera for power and data transfer.

Additionally, for optimal performances the Axle Counter is triggered by different triggering sources, allowing flexible interfacing with existing devices and perfect integration with Tattile ANPR (ALPR) devices.

The Axle Counter provides the resulting metadata together with the reconstructed image of the vehicle, giving evidence of the transit to the tolling operators.

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Software features and performances
Lane Detected1
Max Vehicle Speed [km/h]180
Installation height [m]6m (typical)
Counting accuracy>95% over 3 classes
Capture rateUp to 50 fps
AES256Yes
SHA2Yes
Data buffering and storageYes
CompressionJPG
Speed estimationoptional
CONFIGURATION
Web ServerInstallation and configuration with on board Web Server
TCP/IP ServerConfiguration and monitoring through TCP/IP protocol (SDK provided)
Date and HourSynchronization via NTP protocol or optional internal GPS
Software UpdateUpgrading via Web Interface and SDK
DATA TRANSMISSION
FTPFTP Client to FTP Server mode for remote data transmission; Multiple IP servers addressable
TCP/IPTattile TCP/IP open protocol; (SDK provided)
Standard protocolsXML; SNMP
Serial PortInsulated RS485
OPERATING MODE
Trigger EthernetImage capture and processing triggered by Ethernet command with Tattile TCP/IP open protocol (SDK provided)
Trigger InputImage capture and processing triggered by digital signal start/stop
Technical features 
SYSTEM
Image capture sensor2 Megapixel grayscale
IlluminatorExternal illuminator InfraRed @ 850 nm
LensesC-Mount. Different focal lenses available
Operating SystemLinux Operating System
Digital i/o2 Inputs - 2 Outputs – 1 Strobe output
ConnectorsWaterproof circular connector
IP ProtectionWaterproof IP67
EthernetGigaBit Ethernet 10/100/1000
StorageuSD up to 128 GB
GPSOptional
ENVIRONMENT, SIZE, POWER
Operating & Storage
Temperature
From -40° to +60° C
Operating & Storage
Humidity
Up to 95% non condensing
Power supply voltage24 Vdc, PoE+
Power consumption15 W (max)
Included Features and Optionals 
INCLUDEDOPTIONAL
Multicore ProcessorX
Image capture sensorX
Micro SdX
Linux OSX
Onboard processingX
AutoirisX
Easinstall AppX
F01900 Automatic Axle Counter
F01912 External IR Illuminator

In order to update the firmware please contact TRAFFIC@tattile.com, specifying the Part Number of your camera and the version of the firmware currently uploaded on it.