What do these trains carry? Are they on time? Are they where they should be? Any missing carriages? – you can answer these questions easily by having an automatic railway code recognition system. Carmen® UIC was developed exactly for such a function.
This is the way how commercial railway system operators register passing railway carriages (carrying cargo or passengers) without human assistance by taking advantage of automation. The gathered data – the codes, used for identifying railway cargo (called UIC) are automatically stored and processed for statistical and system management purposes – functions that simply cannot be done manually.
Market leader recognition
Carmen® is a well-known name in the recognition market: UIC code reading benefits from the same accuracy.
You can build your system using various programming languages, thanks to Carmen’s flexibility.
Carmen® UIC is not linked to any hardware, you have total freedom in selecting image sources.
A software-based motion detection feature is ready for usage if you do not have a trigger.
The API can be used on both operating systems for the convenience of your integration work.
The software provides the confidence levels of each character for better control over OCR.
WHAT IS A UIC CODE?
UIC codes are those special pieces of data that wagons have printed on them – a key data for railway operations. UIC code recognition helps identifying and tracking railway wagons for railway operators, infrastructure companies and transportation authorities. UIC, by the way, stands for the the French name of the International Union of Railways (Union Internationale des Chemins de Fer), the number system is defined in UIC leaflet 920-14.