Arecont Vision of Glendale, Calif., introduces compact cameras with MegaFlash technology in 1.3, 2, 3 or 5 megapixel formats. The cameras can capture megapixel-quality snapshots using a high-speed shutter synchronized with an external strobe light for license plate recognition (LPR) and intelligent transportation system (ITS) applications, according to the company. The cameras can capture images of vehicles travelling up to 100 miles per hour.
MegaFlash provides automatic camera calibration to support a wide range of strobe lights, and the 1 millisecond speed shutter can be triggered by a network request or the input/output connector. Depending on the flash recharge time, the 1.3 megapixel model (AV1310MF) can capture up to 15 images per second (ips); the 2 megapixel model (AV2110MF) can capture up to 10 ips; the 3 megapixel model (AV3110MF) can capture up to 7 ips; and the 5 megapixel model (AV5110MF) captures up to 4 ips.