History and Milestones

Our milestones define our history – and our commitment today defines our future milestones.

  • 1991 – The foundation of ARH.
  • 1992 – Releasing our first license plate recognition software (known today as Carmen®).
  • 1994 – Celebrating some breakthrough projects which propelled ARH into a market-leading position, including the access control system at Budapest Airport Cargo.
  • 1996 – First foreign projects. The ARH brand becomes internationally recognized.
  • 1998 – First purpose-built ANPR cameras manufactured, using our in-house designed hardware parts.
  • 2000 – First identity document reader devices manufactured.
  • 2003 – Introducing FaceIdent, our face recognition solution later integrated into our passport reader software for verifying face portraits of identity documents.
  • 2005 – Introducing our first software for container code recognition.
  • 2006 – Introducing our first passport reader with RFID chip reading capability. In the meantime, our scanners read and verify more and more identity documents globally.
  • 2011 – Creating our first end-user solution: the LetUGo parking system (later redesigned as ParkIT System). Introducing the Combo Scan and Combo Smart ID scanner product lines, the first scanner series optimized for the commercial sector’s requirements.
  • 2013 – Introducing our traffic database solution (GDS) and our multi-lane traffic monitoring endpoint (TrafficSpot). Implementing the Hungarian nationwide toll control system (HU-GO) and opening our first office abroad (in Florida, USA).
  • 2015 – Adding CCTV product line to our portfolio and completing the Hungarian road traffic security system (VÉDA)
  • 2017 – Upgrading the HU-GO project with the world’s most extensive weigh-in-motion system
  • 2018 – Beginning to build our worldwide representative partner network
  • 2019 – Launching the test system of our brand-new robotized manufacturing. Watch the video →
  • 2020 – The ARH brand becomes Adaptive Recognition. Launching ANPR Cloud, the cloud-based version of the Carmen® plate recognition software. Introducing the Osmond Passport Reader and ID Scanner to the market.
  • 2021 – Going to market with two innovative ANPR cameras: Einar for parking access control and Vidar for all types of traffic monitoring. The latter features a built-in laser trigger technology, which is unique on the market.
  • 2022 – Three new members are added to the Vidar camera family: Vidar Side Scanner for Axle Counting, Vidar PAX for passenger counting, and Vidar Container for container code reading. Introducing the AutoFill software to facilitate automatized data entry. Also introducing Carmen® Box and Carmen® Nano, the NVIDIA® JetsonTM platform-based versions of our ANPR intelligence.