Next time the lights go amber, think twice about putting the boot into the accelerator as
new technologies combining red light and speed camera's into one unit along with digital imaging capabilities that can identify your face, not just license plate are hitting the street. Developed by the South Melbourne based Redflex Group, SMARTCAM achieves high resolution imaging at 1.45 million pixels, has an accuracy of better than +/- 2kmh above 100kmh and takes a minimum of two frames per second when the flash is used. Imaging rates up to 7.5 frames per second are possible so it's hard to hide in heavy traffic and SMARTCAM can also has Doppler radar and laser features that allow it to be used when in motion. Finally, there's 'Public Key' cryptography that applies digital signatures before data is transmitted to protect the evidence the instant it's captured. For a
full rundown visit www.redflex.com.au.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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