|License Plate Recognition (LPR)|
Vehicle number plate recognition systems have numerous applications in traffic surveying and monitoring, such as finding stolen cars, controlling access to car parks and gathering traffic flow statistics. Within milliseconds LPR systems can locate, capture and identify a vehicle's license plate data and makes a read decision based on programmed requirements.
GLOBAL SCOPE can integrate LPR systems into complex intelligent traffic applications with comprehensive functions that can be tailored to meet special requirements.
GLOBAL SCOPE intergaread LPR Solutions can provide:
Other possible applications include:
LPR system's reliability and flexibility can accommodate some of the most stringent needs in some of the worst conditions. Boasting high accuracy rates, the speed of image processing and its adaptability. In addition to its capability of reading Latin characters LPR systems can read Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic and other types of number plates. Certain LPR applications can scan and process 30 license plates per second and execute continuous license plate reading even at vehicle speeds of up to 250km/h. This feature is especially important in convicting speed limit violators or for use in automatic toll collection projects.
Parking Facilities Solutions
LPR Parking systems have cameras at entry and exit lanes that capture license plate images. Optical character recognition software interprets the images. The images and the textual interpretations are stored in a database along with parking ticket serial numbers and times of entry/exit.
The simplest transaction occurs when a vehicle enters and later exits a parking facility. When a driver presents a parking ticket at the exit lane, the LPR system checks that the license plate number at exit is the same as the license plate number at entry for that ticket number. The License Plate Reader system can detect swapped tickets, provide entry time information for patrons who lose their tickets, and can handle a wide range of special transactions and exception transactions.
The LPR system has four major components: camera assemblies, image capture processors, a centralized database, and image review workstations.
They can be fully integrated with parking management equipment (ticket spitters, pay-on-foot stations, etc.) and enhances the operations of these system components in a variety of transactions.
The following images and flow charts show you how the system tracks and stores entry and exit information.
General Exit Transaction
Lost Ticket Transaction
Benefits of LPR on Parking Facilities:
Return on Investment
Even modest recovery of lost fees (~2%) can generate 50% ROI. (Financial results depend on multiple factors).