Arecont Vision, a supplier for IP-based megapixel camera technology, announced the integration of their cameras by Service Tracking Systems (STS), a provider of technology solutions for various customer service applications. The HDCamPro HD camera lane system developed by STS incorporates Arecont Vision's megapixel cameras to record the condition of vehicles before it enters the parking facility or exchanges hands with the temporary vehicle operator. The Arecont Vision cameras provide HD images that document the condition of vehicles, including every ding, dent and scratch, to confirm or contradict damage liability claims.
"Our clients have reported a significant improvement in their ability to deny responsibility for pre-existing damage due to the increase in video quality provided by Arecont Vision megapixel cameras," said Andy Preas, President of STS. The HDCamPro system uses Arecont Vision cameras installed at customer's location typically with six cameras per lane. The cameras connect to a network that uses CVPS valet parking software from STS running on a Windows platform. A parking attendant can trigger the Arecont Vision cameras to capture megapixel images, which are stored locally in a JPEG format and later copied to a file server.
"We have used a variety of analog cameras over the years for various applications, and as the cost of data storage dropped, we began considering the transition to IP-based cameras," said Preas. "We primarily liked the increase in video quality, reduction in necessary hardware such as the need for a frame grabber PCI card, and the increase in processing speed."
"STS' applications are testimony to the versatility of Arecont Vision's megapixel cameras," said Nathan Wheeler, Arecont Vision Western Regional Sales Manager. "STS' customer base is realizing a tangible return on their investments in megapixel cameras resulting from the enhanced imaging capabilities of the technology."