PlateSmart Technologies, an Oldsmar, Florida-based provider of license plate recognition software, as per recent reports this week, has entered into a partnership agreement with IPConfigure, a Norfolk, Virginia-based video management software (VMS) provider, on integrating the PlateSmart ARES automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) software into IPConfigure’s Orchid VMS.
“The PlateSmart ARES ALPR solution has true object recognition,” states Mike Budz, Director – Sales, PlateSmart. “That allows ARES to determine not only the license plate number but also the vehicle jurisdiction and make. And as a software-only solution, it integrates seamlessly with the IPConfigure Orchid VMS, sending data that its rules and events management can use for triggered responses.”
The Orchid VMS enables both local and remote access to live and recorded video through a web browser interface, along with the added support for over 2,500 networked IP cameras through the ONVIF Profile S specification.
Both Orchid VMS and ARES ALPR solutions are compatible with an unlimited number of cameras, thus providing the needed flexibility to customers across locations and devices.
According to PlateSmart, ARES’ compatibility with virtually any camera platform, ensures existing IPConfigure customers need not go the length to “rip and replace” their already installed camera hardware to avail themselves the ALPR capability.
“We are excited to be partnering with PlateSmart as part of our Application Partner Platform program,” states Christopher Uiterwyk, President, IPConfigure. “With this integration, PlateSmart ARES can now appear natively in our IPConfigure Orchid VMS and offer customers an ALPR solution with valuable data in one intuitive interface.”