Integrated License-Plate Recognition System Combines With Real-Time Video
OnSSI, a provider of open-architecture, intelligent, IP-based video surveillance software, has announced the integration of the Ocularis IP Video Management platform with license plate recognition capabilities provided by INEX/Zamir. The integrated system expands the capabilities of Ocularis with the addition of license plate capture despite bright headlights, direct sunlight or low light levels (down to 0.0 lux). The INEX/Zamir system transforms the license plate image into data that can be used by Ocularis to call up real-time video based on the license plate number or to provide instant notification/alarms for vehicles of interest. The combined technologies provide users a single interface to view video and license plate information and offer positive ID of vehicles as a new element to boost the usefulness of Ocularis.
“License plate recognition provides valuable real-time information to any security or video surveillance system, and we are pleased to supplement the power of Ocularis with the advantages of the INEX/Zamir license plate recognition system,” said Gadi Piran, president and chief technology officer of OnSSI. “Incorporating license plate recognition into Ocularis both combines and simplifies the user interface and expands the functionality of both systems. The integration of these systems demonstrates the immense value of open architecture systems for integrators and users. We are proud to work with INEX/Zamir to share the benefits of their best-of-breed innovations with Ocularis customers.”
INEX/Zamir provides guaranteed license plate capture – any plate, anytime, any speed – using a turnkey solution that incorporates the company’s license plate imagers, software and applications. For more than 15 years, INEX/Zamir has worked to perfect the capture of license plate information to create a system that reads license plates in real time and determines if a vehicle is of interest by matching it to a “be on the lookout”(BOLO) list. Integration with Ocularis enables an immediate, actionable event to be sent to the Ocularis event manager to allow security users to instantly view video of the area, a picture of the plate, and details about the BOLO vehicle. Benefits to the end-user also include the ability to track vehicle patterns.