New Business Relationship Founded by Platesmart
Thanks to a new relationship with a key Pittsburgh, Pa.-area systems integrator, PlateSmart today announced its AI-based automatic license plate recognition (ALPR)/vehicle recognition software is replacing Rekor installations on hundreds of citywide surveillance cameras throughout Western Pennsylvania.
More than 100 law enforcement agencies — clients of systems integrator Plate Capture Solutions Inc. (PCS) — will now be able to enjoy the speed, accuracy and reliability of PlateSmart’s vehicle recognition solutions.
“PCS approached us and said they wanted a solution that was better able to serve their law enforcement clients in Western Pennsylvania,” said John Chigos, CEO, PlateSmart. “In particular, they were looking for an ALPR system with outstanding stability and a company that could provide excellent support. We were able to address all their needs while also providing considerable cost savings, which is especially important for tight law enforcement agency budgets.
“PlateSmart facilitated the replacement of Rekor ALPR systems with our PlateSmart ARES software in a matter of only a few months. PlateSmart ARES offers true enterprise-level capabilities, such as virtually infinite scalability, near-real-time data retrieval and reporting across terabytes worth of records, and both cloud-based and on-premise deployment options. Our software will soon be reading about 25 million plates per week for PCS clients, with more than enough capability to grow that as needs change.”
As the first company to introduce a software-only ALPR solution — one that would work with virtually any VMS or IP camera — PlateSmart literally paved the way for software-only ALPR providers. PlateSmart was also the first to use AI and deep learning to move beyond the plate into the realm of true vehicle recognition. As a result, PCS’ law enforcement clients can read not only the plate and state jurisdiction, but the vehicle make and color. Vehicle type and orientation will be released shortly.
While the new relationship bodes well for both PlateSmart and PCS from a business standpoint, since PCS does business with law enforcement agencies throughout Pennsylvania and in surrounding states, Chigos called the partnership serendipitous given each company’s philosophy