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PlateSmart is the only License Plate Recognition (LPR) solution that can determine the issuing state of any U.S. license plate in addition to its alphanumeric character string, an ability its competitors claim but have never proven. In addition, PlateSmart costs a fraction of other players’ solutions. PlateSmart’s claims are validated by Lee Nelson, a leading expert in LPR. Mr. Nelson has been quoted as saying, “The PlateSmart engine is the solitary solution I've seen that reliably and reproducibly returns the State of issue. I am wholly and unreservedly impressed (with PlateSmart).”
OLDSMAR, Fla. (11 July 2012)— Florida-based PlateSmart® (www.platesmart.com), a d/b/a of Cyclops Technologies, Inc., today announced its latest advancement in License Plate Recognition (LPR) technologies—PlateSmart®‘s software-only solution is the first LPR technology in the marketplace to be able to accurately read and distinguish U.S. state jurisdictions.
Cyclops demonstrated its U.S. state jurisdiction claims by inviting Lee J. Nelson, a leading LPR industry expert and author to their headquarters to substantiate their jurisdiction application. Mr. Nelson has also independently tested and analyzed PlateSmart’s software’s capabilities over a number of trips to the company’s headquarters.
Mr. Nelson, astonished by the software’s capabilities, praised PlateSmart® and its LPR technology, stating, "Cyclops Technologies' unique software-only solution is outstanding in its ability to identify the issuing jurisdiction—along with an unmatched versatility for reporting the license plate's alphanumeric string—from a commodity video camera. The PlateSmart® engine is the solitary solution I've seen that reliably and reproducibly returns the State of issue; a capability which is key to numerous law enforcement and border control applications.”
PlateSmart®’s revolutionary software has been proven to overcome an issue endemic to all its competitors’ systems, becoming the first LPR solution to be able to read and distinguish plates from different jurisdictions as well as accurately read the plate’s alphanumeric. Accuracy rates have consistently exceeded 90% in both daytime and nighttime light and in varying weather conditions reading license plates from all over North America[J1] . With a price point of unprecedented affordability due to its software-only configuration, PlateSmart® is poised to become the market brand leader in License Plate Recognition.
“It’s all about mass adoption,” says Cyclops Technologies founder and CEO John Chigos. “Right now, LPR isn’t that widely used in America. We‘ve developed an industry-changing technology that costs a fraction of competitors’ technologies. Simply put, it is the most affordable LPR solution in the marketplace today. It works in any state, and can be used with legacy or state-of–the-art computers and camera systems which law enforcement agencies and the security community already use or will deploy in the future. In addition, PlateSmart® software is the only LPR technology that can be fully integrated with third-party technologies and equipment, such in-car video systems currently deployed in police cruisers across the country. PlateSmart® is the first LPR system in the world to do all of this with unparalleled speed and accuracy. There’s no reason for anybody in law enforcement or security not to add LPR to their toolbox anymore.” Chigos further comments, ”It was important to us at Cyclops to release an LPR solution that would not be thought of as a luxury technology for law enforcement agencies, but rather as a standard tool, similar to an officer’s hand-held radio system. We want to see every patrol car outfitted with this advanced crime-fighting technology.“
In addition to its obvious law enforcement uses, Chigos also sees a bright future for PlateSmart® LPR as one of the most important technologies in the fight against terrorism. “These among other capabilities are some of the reasons that we are confident PlateSmart® will become the market leader in the LPR industry,” he says. “We provide the most affordable, robust, easy-to-use LPR solutions to both government and private sector law enforcement agencies and security companies available today.”
Lee Nelson enthusiastically concurs. “PlateSmart®'s exceptional plug-and-play capabilities are likely to dominate the market, even as Cyclops Technologies is poised to take the industry by surprise,” he says.
Cyclops Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned company located in Oldsmar, Florida. Incorporated in 2004, it is the exclusive manufacturer of PlateSmart®, the world’s first software-only LPR solution. The company’s staff consists of mathematicians, video engineers, attorneys, software developers, IT specialists, and former law enforcement personnel.