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Milestone Systems: Company Delivers Highly Automated Version of License Plate Recognition Software



Copenhagen — April 9, 2015 — Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), announces XProtect LPR 2015.

As a fully integrated add-on component to the XProtect Smart Client, the 2015 version of XProtect LPR provides customizable match list fields and an extended reporting capability. 

This not only empowers operators to take the right decisions when granting vehicles access, it also enables easy documentation of recognized vehicles with full details, video thumbnails, and license plate close-ups. 

With its new configuration wizard and extensive localized documentation, XProtect LPR 2015 is easier than ever to set up and configure, while ensuring high recognition accuracy with a new snapshot-driven tuning process.

The 2015 edition of XProtect LPR works with 13 new country-optimized recognition modules and covers an extended geographical area of over 100 countries and states in total. 

XProtect LPR 2015 enables customers to automate actions, which reduces the need for manual intervention. Examples of such cost reductions include:

• Controlling gates to facilities automatically

• Automating toll way/highway gates

• Identifying cars belonging to VIP customers for gas stations or shopping malls

• Sending alerts, if black listed cars are detected

In using the Milestone Integration Platform SDK, the XProtect LPR can be integrated with external systems and applications further extending the usability of the system. Examples of this could be: 

• Statistical applications and business intelligence applications

• Looking up owner information in national vehicle databases for integration with CRM or other relevant systems

• Managing license plate lists automatically with information from external systems

XProtect LPR is fully integrated with the XProtect Smart Client where the license plate functionality can be seamlessly used with maps, alarm management, and other functions in the XProtect Smart Client.

A dedicated LPR event log instantly presents detected license plates and presents the information together with the related camera. 

XProtect LPR 2015 can easily document recognized vehicles in an XProtect LPR report that  meets user-defined search and filtering criteria. The PDF report includes video thumbnails of the recognized vehicles, close-up of the license plates, match list information, and details about detection time of day.  

XProtect LPR uses match lists to group and determine actions for detected license plates. Examples of such custom lists could be lists of stolen cars, expected visitors, or priority customers. 

Custom fields in match lists makes it possible to link additional vehicle, driver, or owner information to a specific license plate. This information is automatically presented in the XProtect Smart Client user interface or in reports, whenever the particular license plate is recognized. The new XProtect LPR module also supports wildcards in license plate list matching, which handles cars with similar license plate information.

Match lists can be managed via the XProtect Smart Client interface, where operators can add and remove vehicle registration numbers to selected lists, making it easy to ensure that lists are always fully updated.  

The new configuration wizard guides the system integrator through the configuration steps and provides recommendations to configuration settings and the physical installation. High recognition accuracy is ensured through a new snapshot driven tuning process. 

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