DERSA awarded LPR for monitoring Brazilian ferry crossings to HTS Brazil
HTS LPR Systems will monitor vehicles as they are utilizing the ferries at the Coastal crossings in Brazil.
Rishon LeZion Israel, May 1, 2012 - HTS, a leader in the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and computer vision systems market, today announced that DERSA, the national roads company in Brazil, has awarded HTS the contract for over 30 LPR systems on the coastal ferry crossings for the purposes of monitoring vehicles as they pass in and out of the entry and exit gates. This effort will be lead by HTS Brazil who will be supplying the entire project turnkey which includes; LPR cameras, security cameras, video analytics, electrical infrastructure and communications.
Desenvolvimento Rodoviário S/A, is a partially state owned company, responsible for delivering the best solutions in transportation infrastructure and logistics, innovation, efficiency and sustainability, combining and enhancing skills and knowledge, and contributing to the development of São Paulo and Brazil.
The Government also mandated DERSA to take over the administrations of the coastal crossings which transport large numbers of vehicles on ferries to and from these destinations. In order to make the entire process both safer and more efficient, DERSA is upgrading their operational control center which is managing and controlling all the vehicles on the ferry as well as those waiting in line to embark. This will include measurement of waiting times, count and classification of vehicles, communications and variable message boards to be deployed across the coastal crossings.
"We have undertaken this technology and automation project in order to effectively monitor and manage the process of the coastal crossings as well as learn from ongoing activities, in order to provide better service, and to plan logistics and infrastructure in the best manner possible for the future" said Joao Poiani, Operational Director of DERSA.
The seven (7) crossings to be automated in this first phase of the project are; Santos – Guarujá, Guarujá – Bertioga, São Sebastião – Ilhabela, Iguape – Jureia, Cananéia - Ilha Comprida, Cananéia – Continente and Vicente de Carvalho - Praça da República.
"With the ferry crossings being used as such an integral part of our transportation system, we are excited about taking part in this project which will enable DERSA to monitor and manage traffic flow in real time, responding quickly to changing circumstances" added Maxwell Rodrigues VP Sales of HTS Brazil.
HTS is a leading developer and supplier of proprietary optical character recognition (OCR) and computer vision systems for a wide range of applications in the security, automation and management fields for the ports, transportation, safe city and parking markets.
HTS has successfully implemented commercial Container Code Recognition (CCR), License Plate Recognition (LPR) systems and other computer vision systems in ports, traffic and security sectors in over 40 countries worldwide, and has established partnerships with top-tier global companies. HTS has branched in Europe and the United States.
In the marine terminal market, HTS has an installed base of more than 750 OCR systems in over 50 facilities and 17 countries.
The DERSA-Road Development S.A. is a state owned company, originally established in 1969 to design and deploy a new road between São Paulo and the São Paulo coast. "Rodovia dos Imigrantes".
DERSA progress into developing, building and managing many of the modern highways in Brazil and of the 10 best country's highways 03 were designed by DERSA.
Currently, DERSA is responsible for managing the development program of the Strategic Road system in Sao Paulo and in addition has been appointed by the Government of Sao Paulo, the Dersa took over the administration of all coastal sailings for ferries