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HTS Brazil will bring OCR and image processing technologies to Brazilian markets including ports automation, security, and traffic, with orders already secured for TECONDI and DERSA

19.04.2012 – Hi-Tech Solutions Ltd. (HTS), a developer and provider of optical character recognition (OCR) computer and vision systems, has announced the establishment of HTS Brazil along with its partner ERGOS Tecnologia. This new extension of HTS will be headquartered in Santos, and will focus on answering the needs within the Brazilian markets including port automation and security, traffic, enforcement and safe city opportunities. The CEO of the new company is Alex Mendes, and the Vice President of Sales, is Maxwell Rodrigues. This initiative follows the successful establishment of HTS arms in Europe and the USA.

Alex Mendes is a Director at Grupo Mendes, founded in 1970, and comprised of 15 companies, operating in the areas of civil construction, hospitality, entertainment, shopping centers and events. Alex has also been the driving force behind ERGOS Tecnologia.

“HTS appreciates the growing demands of the Brazilian market and the value of having a local company and partner who understand the needs of these markets. HTS has identified significant demand in Brazil for both its port and traffic solutions, and has carefully selected ERGOS, as its partner is the establishment of HTS Brazil” stated Phil Elovic President and CEO of HTS Ltd.

HTS Brazil will bring to the country its technology solutions for port automation, safe city and critical assets, parking lot management, traffic control and enforcement on roads.

HTS is a major player in port automation and its systems are successfully installed worldwide in marine terminals for security and automation purposes. HTS systems read the identification numbers on containers as they move in and out of the terminal on trucks, cranes and trains, thus monitoring and controlling the handling, input and output of the entire terminal.

HTS Traffic and security systems accurately and quickly provide license plate and other vehicle identicifcation charateristics on cars moving from low to high speeds, with applicaitons for parking revenue control, access to critical facilites, safe city and traffic enforcement.

“The decision comes at an important moment” said Alex Mendes, referring to the legal requirement in Brazil for automation of ports that must be met by the end of the year. “By December, the port terminals must be equipped to scan 100% of containers, using OCR for the identification of containers and trucks, on arrival and on departure, without human intervention, and will also need to increase the resolution of the monitoring cameras in the courtyards. Those who fail to comply with these three requirements will not be able to operate”.

“We are glad to be able to present the best solution for automation of ports to the Brazilian market, precisely at the time when introducing this technology is a matter of urgency,” added Mendes.

HTS Brazil has already secured orders in the targeted markets with awards from the TECONDI terminal as well as a major project awarded by DERSA for the HTS LPR solutions which will be used in monitoring vehicles using the water ferry crossings.