Licence Plate Recognition Software

The Altair License Plate Recognition System (LPRS) is a robust, state-of-the-art parking technology successfully deployed globally. Precise ParkLink’s LPRS is extensively used at the Toronto Pearson International Airport developed according to stringent requirements to meet the Airport’s requirements.  The LPRS uses a 2-server configuration processing the license plate based transaction: an acquisition server and a management server. The acquisition server captures and converts license plate images. While the management server processes the business rules in accordance to facility and parameters linked to the license plate. This 2-server solution effectively distributes processing times substantially increasing processing speeds.

The system scans, reads, processes and stores images and data. Storage and/or retention protocols are configurable to meet specific business rules. Business rules for “plate matching” can be configured based on processing criteria (e.g., an 80% match rate) generating a compatible match and completing the transaction. Moreover, the LPRS is programmable for processing pre-registered license plates (i.e., permit holders, validated vehicles, online registrations) in real time. 

FEATURES

✓ Video surveillance and additional lighting
✓ Accelerated transaction and processing speeds
✓ Real time pre-registered license processing
✓ Search vehicle movements based on a wide variety of criteria
✓ “Lost Tickets” for short-term ticket holders
✓ Ticket recreation within the searchable database
✓ License number access control
✓ License number printed on tickets
✓ Parking duration calculation
✓ Statistical reports

FAQs

Q: How does the Licence Plate Recognition System work?
A: The vehicles license number is assigned a ticket printed and retrieved at the parking lot’s entry and/or exit columns.

For each movement, the LPRS stores the following information:

  • Date and time
  • Entry and / or exit column lane number
  • License plate number
  • Ticket ID/ Badge number
  • Image(s) of the movement

Q: What type of equipment can be configured to work with the License Plate Recognition System?
A: Precise ParkLink’s SKIDATA equipment can be configured to communicate with the system.

Q: What happens when a license plate cannot be detected because it is obscured by dirt or snow?
A: The Licence Plate Recognition System generates an alarm at the management server level. Staff can manually input the license number into the system, which is updated across the platform in real time.

Q: Can the License Plate Recognition System read all types of license plates?
A: Yes. As a global product, the system is designed and tested to read a wide range of license plate types, including standard, vanity and out of province license plates.