Municipality of Bologna and Hanwha Techwin partnership receives recognition at Ecohitech Awards

Wisenet cameras manufactured by Hanwha Techwin have contributed to the Municipality of Bologna  being given a special mention at the recent Ecohitech Awards.

The various winners of the Ecohitech Awards were announced at the LUMI Expo 2019 conference and exhibition which took place on 21-22 November and was dedicated to technologies and solutions that  improve human life in smart spaces, smart buildings and smart cities.
At the Awards, which are intended to give recognition to the most ‘smart’ municipalities in Italy, the Municipality of Bologna was identified as an excellent example of intelligent city management for its urban monitoring and traffic management system.

The system consists of cameras dedicated to vehicle counting and classification, and ANPR cameras which have been installed on strategic gates. The cameras monitor both directions of travel to allow local authorities to study the most important and strategic vehicle access flows to the city.


Wisenet Cameras

A total of 89 Wisenet cameras have been deployed to allow the monitoring of 12 vehicle access gates to the city, in order to provide authorities with reliable real-time information about urban mobility, as well as optimally redistribute the traffic load on the road network and implement strategic planning measures.

24 of the cameras installed are Wisenet [pv sku=’XNO-6120R/AID’ lang=’en’] bullet cameras equipped with Traffic Data, an edge based application developed in cooperation with Sprinx Technologies which facilitates the collection of statistical data about vehicle flow.

24 of the other cameras installed are Wisenet [pv sku=’XNO-6120R/FNP’ lang=’en’]. These feature Roadway Licence Plate Recognition application which is able to help the local authority’s control room operators detect illegally parked vehicles and other traffic infringements.

“We are proud to have been able to contribute to the Municipality of Bologna being given a special mention at the Ecohitech Awards,” said Francesco Paradiso, Business Development Manager  for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “This has been possible thanks to our latest generation of cameras. By integrating high image quality and advanced video algorithms, Wisenet ‘intelligent’ cameras are able to enhance the value of video surveillance by supporting mobility and security in Smart Cities.”