Visy finalizes Access Gate installation at Eskilstuna Combi Terminal

To enable future growth, Visy has installed a state-of-the-art vehicle OCR system in one of Sweden’s most important intermodal terminals during the summer of 2014.

With the new automated gates installed, Eskilstuna Logistik is able to increase productivity, improve security, and have access to very high quality damage inspection images. By using day/night IP cameras, line scan cameras, and outdoor self-service kiosks, Visy is confident that the modern terminal near Stockholm is ready for any growth of traffic.

At the main gate, multi-megapixel IP cameras capture and recognize front license plates both during day and night. Access to the Eskilstuna Logistik terminal area is only granted to vehicles with a valid permit. Inside the area, line scan cameras capture information from all sides of the vehicles for both incoming and outgoing traffic. Visy IRIS software uses neural networks to automatically recognize relevant information such as type of vehicle, license plates, trailer numbers, and dangerous good labels. The captured information is integrated with the Hogia terminal operating system.

The system’s benefits include fewer errors in handling trucks at the gates, as well as reliable monitoring of all incoming and outgoing traffic with all images saved for any damage inspection and claims handling. Gate personnel inspect all vehicles for damage from high quality images with the easy-to-use Visy Access Gate user interface. Truck drivers use outdoor self-service kiosks to enter their visit details and tasks, and direct interaction with the TOS further optimizes the gate process. Using front license plates as identifiers for vehicles, the dependency on paper work will decrease.