Panto Trace

Seamless Train Tracking 

Revolutionizing vehicle number recognition with OCR and RFID integration

Introducing PantoTrace




Introducing PantoTrace, our state-of-the-art solution for vehicle number recognition, leveraging the powerful combination of OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. Gone are the days of relying solely on a single source of information. Our innovative product redefines the way vehicle numbers are read and tracked by seamlessly integrating OCR and RFID technologies. Not all trains are equipped with RFID, and even for those that are, RFID units can occasionally malfunction or fall off. In such cases, Panto Trace comes to the rescue with its exceptional OCR capabilities. It records a detailed video of the train's side and automatically analyzes it, extracting the vehicle numbers accurately. If you are suffering from RFID cross talk issues and unreliable vehicle number identification, look no further.

PantoTrace offers an economical and robust solution for efficient network tracking. Designed to be user-friendly, it allows easy installation and seamless integration with external systems through an API. Embrace the simplicity and reliability of PantoTrace as your go-to solution for tracking and identifying vehicles.

Text Recognition Accuracy 90% or higher, depending on letter contrast and dirt
RFID RFID data retrieved in real-time
Interfaces PantoClient – A web-based client for the PantoSystem 
PantoAPI – Http based API, suitable for system integration
Train ID data RFID values, OCR based vehicle number, video from vehicle side
Max Train Speed > 175 km/h
Dimensions 400 mm x 600 mm x 213 mm (H x W x D)
Environmental Operating temperature range: -20°C to 50°C
Placement 1.3 m – 2 m from the side of passing trains
Approximately 1.5 above track level
Isolation Class IP65
Required Power Supply 1 x 230V, 4A, max 500W


General functionality description here


Benefit from the robustness of a RFID based vehicle identification system. PantoTrace has a built in RFID reader and if a vehicle is equipped with a RFID tag it can be read by the PantoTrace.


Seeing is believing. Not all vehicles are equipped with RFID tags. An OCR based vehicle identification system can serve as a backup to RFID or on its own. 


Integrate PantoTrace to our software suite or fetch the required data from our API. 

Software Suite

PantoTrace integrates seamlessly into our pantograph monitoring software. It will automatically match pantographs to vehicles. Assigning pantographs to unique vehicles makes alarm reporting better but it also enables tracking measurements over time. This is key for predictive maintenance


In addition, PantoTrace can function as a standalone unit, providing notifications whenever a train passes by. This versatility allows Panto Trace to be utilized in various applications where the identification of vehicles is critical.