A globally operating image recognition company

Who we are

Formerly known as ARH, Adaptive Recognition is a group of creative minds, developing and manufacturing AI-based image processing technology, for the traffic, security, and identity industries. The Adaptive Recognition Group has several major sites in Central Europe, with offices in Denmark, the USA, and Asia.

Where we come from

In the early 1990s, ARH was among the first R&D-intensive companies to start developing self-learning algorithms based on artificial intelligence, which was used to solve various image processing problems. The first major successes came with our globally market-leading Carmen® ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) product, which is capable of automatically recognizing and reading images of car license plates. This was followed by introducing various standardized codes, which are used, among other things, in shipping or printed on ID documents like passports.

The small startup transformed into a professional international company with locations in Denmark, the USA, Central Europe, and Singapore, with 300+ employees and 30+ representative partners worldwide.

The milestones that define our history

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Portfolio in a nutshell

Adaptive Recognition focuses on hardware and software development, creating technology for

  • License plate recognition (software and purpose-built cameras)
  • Identity document verification (scanner devices with OCR and authentication software)
  • ITS – Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • CCTV security systems
  • Industrial code recognition (such as container codes and railway codes)

Adaptive Recognition technology can be found from governmental to commercial applications in a wide range of environments. Examples include border control, police, hotels, parking houses, banks, public areas, highways, and more.

There is a high chance that our traffic cameras have already read your license plate somewhere and that one of our scanners has verified your ID card!

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What makes us different

In short: outstanding accuracy rate and true determination.

We take quality seriously. We carefully listen to customer feedback and regularly test and improve our available solutions. Actions speak louder than words: several of our clients were previously users of competitor technology – and quality was the decisive factor that motivated them to change.

Carmen®, our flagship OCR product offers true market-leader accuracy – results that no other player can achieve.

We love what we do and we keep going to the extremes: challenging technology limits – finding solutions for engineering questions even if those seem impossible at first.

Our technology is based on OCR and image processing that we polish to the maximum to reach a performance no one else can. This is realized in various development projects – when we stretch the limits of ANPR accuracy, or fine-tune ID verification speed even to the last milliseconds, or when we measure speed from a 1-kilometer distance, and even more. Some of these special achievements are included in our success stories.

Other key areas of focus include:

  • Machine learning & OCR expertise
    Unlike large corporations with diversified activities, we focus on OCR and image processing-related technology only. This is how we can be real experts in this field and this allows having our own, well-founded know-how that is required for security technology.
  • Solution-oriented, quick support
    We have a highly reactive support team, offering a wide range of services: from simply providing guidance for a question, to 3rd level integration assistance. Our support operation is aided with comprehensive documentation and product tutorial videos as well.
  • Serving custom needs flexibly
    We know how many projects require customized solutions – and we are specialized for that. Our development and manufacturing capacity allows us to quickly produce new design plans and prototypes. Some of our remarkable references include such custom-made devices or software – read more about these success stories here.

Our vision

To contribute to a smart world where traffic, travel, and customer experience are swift and secure.

A world with fewer accidents, safer public areas, seamless travel, secure bank transactions.

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