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Auckland New Zealand Selects HP to Drive Groundbreaking Future Cities Initiative

Auckland Transport, Auckland’s government agency responsible for all of its transportation infrastructure and services, will deploy video analytics powered by HP IDOL on servers and storage from HP Enterprise Group and with support from HP Software Professional Services.

LPR Assists Law Enforcement

License plate recognition (LPR) technology continues to advance and is better equipped than ever to support law enforcement and help save lives and protect property. Specific cases of LPR technology in action, as described in this article, demonstrate how it aids law enforcement in everything from reducing gasoline theft and enforcing traffic regulations, to identifying […]

Iluminar Lights The Way For The Weather Channel’s Tornado Track

Iluminar, a specialist manufacturer and supplier of infrared (IR) and white light illuminators and license plate recognition products, has been hand-picked by NBCUniversal’s The Weather Channel to light the way for its Tornado Track crew. Featured regularly on The Weather Channel each time they are on the road chasing storms, the Tornado Track crew is […]

Californians Overwhelmingly Support Use Of License Plate Readers, New Survey Finds

The majority of Californians agree that license plate reader (LPR)technology helps law enforcement solve crimes and any restrictions on who can photograph license plates would be unacceptable, according to a new poll conducted by Zogby Analytics and commissioned by Vigilant Solutions. The poll of 800 California residents, conducted during the first week in April, showed […]

PlateSmart Announces Cloud-Based LPR Offering

PlateSmart, the industry leader in License Plate Recognition (LPR), will announce its new cloud-based LPR technology that is hardware and camera vendor neutral. This announcement marks an industry first —the introduction of LPR in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model providing greater access and scalability than is currently available. The new cloud-based solution expands the horizons for […]

PlateSmart LPR Nabs Offenders At Tampa Air Show

A local police agency caught almost 200 traffic and criminal offenders over a weekend using industry-leading License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology by Florida-based PlateSmart. The agency, whose identity remains undisclosed for security reasons, had a PlateSmart-equipped vehicle active at the 2014 Tampa Bay AirFest, a popular annual air show held at Tampa’s MacDill Air Force […]

Port Tampa Bay Selects PlateSmart’s ARES Enterprise LPR Solution

By Tom Reeve on March 5, 2014 The developers behind Jabbakam, the cloud-based online video surveillance and security system, have redeveloped and re-launched the product as a corporate-grade surveillance solution under the name Cloudview. I sat down with Cloudview founder James Wickes recently to find out why he thinks his solution will revolutionise the corporate security market. Jabbakam was developed in 2010 as a video management system to allow people to record CCTV surveillance video to an internet server and view the footage online. It also allows users to network IP cameras together and share the footage either privately or with a wider audience. The Jabbakam VMS works with its own brand cameras or a selected range of IP cameras from companies such as Y-Cam and Axis. Despite being designed primarily for the domestic market, Jabbakam attracted a great deal of interest from the corporate market, Wickes said. “On the basis of that, we developed Cloudview and changed the company name.” With Cloudview, the product is first and foremost an analogue camera solution. Using a Cloudview video network adapter (VNA), users can stream analogue cameras to the cloud storage system using automatic event triggers or manual activation. The VNA includes a built-in video encoder, SD card slot for local storage and network adapter as well as a USB slot for plugging in a wireless network adapter or 3G wifi device. Simples Wickes said that Jabbakam had taught him the importance of keeping things simple. “The key challenges highlighted through […]

Department Of Homeland Security Seeks Technology To Create License Plate Database

Catherine Herridge  is reporting today on privacy concerns over the federal government’s apparent push to track license plates as a way to find fugitive undocumented immigrants.   License Plate Readers: Keeping Us Safe or Violating Our Privacy? Here’s more from  Fox News Latino : The federal agency tasked with arresting and deporting undocumented immigrants, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, put out an official request last week for contractors to submit bids for commercial technology that would help the agency its law enforcement officers tap into the National License Plate Recognition Database, or NLPR. “The database should track vehicle license plate numbers that pass through cameras or are voluntarily entered into the system from a variety of sources (access control systems, asset recovery specialists, etc.) and uploaded to share with law enforcement," the request for proposals stated ."NLPR information will be used by DHS/ICE to assist in the location and arrest of absconders and criminal aliens.” The technology that ICE wants developed for the agency would allow agents to use smart phones to quickly snap a photo of a license plate and quickly determine the plate is on a "hot list" of "target vehicles." License plate readers, however, would automatically record information on all vehicles that cross their paths instead of just suspect vehicles. "This system is supposed to be for the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement branch of DHS, for the tracking of illegal immigrants," said J.J. Green, a national security correspondent in Washington D.C. for WTOP radio. The ACLU […]

MESSOA Introduces Industry’s First 3MP IP License Plate Recognition Camera

By Brianna Crandall , February 17, 2014—International surveillance technology manufacturer MESSOA Technologies recently announced the launch of the LPR606, which the company says is the industry’s first three-megapixel (3MP) Internet protocol (IP) bullet license plate recognition/automatic number plate recognition (LPR/ANPR) network camera. The newest addition to MESSOA’s existing IP traffic camera lineup was specifically engineered for overview and access-control LPR applications at car parks, toll booths, gated communities, and a variety of low-speed environments. Designed with access control in mind, the LPR606 is suitable for applications of capturing vehicles with reflective license plates traveling at moderate speeds up to 60km/h. The 3MP resolution of the LPR606 reportedly allows for a much wider view and more details compared to one with video graphics array (VGA), covering up to two traffic lanes with just a single camera. Not only does it reduce the total cost of ownership, the camera delivers much enhanced image quality, which ensures plate recognition results are up to high-level standards, says MESSOA. The LPR606 is equipped with a 30m infrared (IR) light-emitting diode (LED) unit that generates the adequate, even illumination needed for high-megapixel images at difficult lighting conditions. Thanks to MESSOA’s low-light expertise and the camera’s LPR-oriented specifications, such as configurable shutter speed, iris, and illumination control, the LPR606 is able to deliver unparalleled imaging performance that yields superior license plate recognition rates, claims the company. Deployment-wise, the three-axis cable management bracket and external lens adjustment significantly facilitates installation of this outdoor-ready LPR/ANPR camera. The LPR606 […]

State Of The Video Analytics Market – 2014

As more organizations realize the intrinsic value of video in a physical security system, getting more value out of that video is becoming increasingly important. And those same organizations are learning of more affordable ways to record and store surveillance video with much longer retention times. Therefore, the number of video analytic installations is significantly […]