I attended the UTMC technical workshop in Hammersmith this last
week to discuss the technical interface between a ANPR camera and a
UTMC system. I was joined by representatives from PIPs, CRS and CA
Systems and the meeting was hosted and chaired by Halcrow.
It was a positive session with everyone contributing their
experience and expertise. There are 2 key outputs from the session
I am particularly excited about. The first key output is raw
vehicle registration numbers (VRNs) and secondly the format is in
eXtensible Mark-up Language or XML. I offered my services to help
hone the ideas and concepts coming out from the meeting and honing
this in to a document / UML for wider circulation.
With these two innovations it will now be simpler and easier to
integrate ANPR in to our UTMC system in a unified and coherent
fashion. Guess what, dates are in ISO
8601 as well!