A Neural Network Controller is a hardware protection key, either in a form of USB dongle or a special controller card that connects to the PC or server where the ANPR is performed. This NNC contains a special code that tightly cooperates with the ANPR engine during the automatic number plate recognition process. The main parts of the license plate recognition run on the CPU of the PC, but some functions of the code are outsourced to the microcontroller – that is why the presence of the Neural Network Controller is required during the image processing.
CARMEN® FXMC USB
The FXMC USB Neural Network Controller (NNC) is a non-transparent neural network controller that connects to the USB port of a computer. When using this device, there is no need for free PCI slots or PC104+ layers, only the USB support by the operating system.
CARMEN® FXMC USB neutral design
This is a neutral design version of the USB NNC – for OEM use. Its functionality is the same as the Adaptive Recognition branded one but with a slightly different size.
CARMEN® FXMC internal USB
This NNC is an internal device that directly connects to the motherboard through the 4-pin vertical USB connector (Samtec SSM-102). Since installed internally, it is ideal for system integrators, as the hardware key is protected from theft or physical damage.
CARMEN® FXMC PCIE card
The CARMEN® FXMC PCIe Neural Network Controller has a PCIe x1 interface to be inserted into a free PCIe slot of a PC. The high speed PCIe interface provides exceptionally fast response time.
CARMEN® FXMC mini-PCIE card
In functionality, the mini-PCIe NNC is on par with the USB version. The only difference is the connecting interface. This NNC connects to the mini PCI Express slot, using its USB pins.