NASCENT Technology, LLC has released version 4.0 of its enVision Portal software for gate automation systems.
enVision is NASCENT’s “moving vehicle inspection system” that utilises an array of detection and imaging technologies to automatically capture data at a terminal gate. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, NASCENT is well known in the US market, where terminals including LBCT and Virginia International Gateway use its technology.
“ enVision 4.0 is a wholesale platform upgrade: 4.0 includes several infrastructure enhancements that not only improve the existing solution, but also unlock the potential for subsequent high-impact releases. The most significant upgrade to the enVision platform is fully integrated GPU processing. The extra computational horsepower of the GPU enables enVision software to leverage continuous real-time, deep learning algorithms. This full-time deep learning capability will continuously optimize the analytical routines for each unique site-specific implementation,” NASCENT said in a statement.
NASCENT also emphasised that an update to the Ubuntu 18.04 operating system/LAMP stack establishes a “next generation” platform for future development, and greater use of proprietary OCR software. “One example of this development is the transition to a proprietary character recognition application that is uniquely optimized to process (NASCENT customer’s) image tasks. In the 4.0 release, roughly half of the character recognition tasks are driven by proprietary NASCENT code. The share of tasks resolved by proprietary code will grow with subsequent releases,” NASCENT said.
“enVision 4.0 is a step-change in capability for our solution,” said Chris Kete, President of NASCENT. Kete continued, “I can’t wait for our customers to experience the features, current and future, that will be built on this industry-leading platform."