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Parking with more ease with customized ALPR

Parking with more ease with customized ALPR
Automatic license plate recognition, or ALPR, has become more and more common and can be applied to different use cases for example toll collection, law enforcement, building automation and parking lot management. Metrici, an ALPR solutions provider, has taken the technology a step further by allowing users to customize ALPR based on their different needs and demands.

“Metrici started initially with a people counter software but as the market grew, we soon realized there were no reliable solutions for license plate recognition, and we knew we can do better what was already out there,” said Vlad Georgescu, Founder and CEO of Metrici. “We succeeded in gaining our clients trust by offering permanent support, changing our programs according to the clients’ needs and introducing some features as they requested.”

According to Georgescu, one example of this is offering an ALPR solution that allows the tenants of a parking lot to manage their own vehicles and spaces with a user friendly interface.  “For example a big parking lot can have 200 parking spaces reserved for a tenant company. This company can have various departments (for example five departments with 40 cars each), and each department can have different teams – let’s say two teams with 20 cars each. Each one of them can manage their own vehicles, access gates, timetable and license plate numbers according to their needs,” Georgescu said. “The tenants can have their own tenants and so on, without limit. Each interface is unique and independent of each other, but can be seen in the software interface by a user with administrative on rights.”

Georgescu added there are other features that make Metrici’s solutions unique. “In fact we are the only solution on the market who has a special module for toll stations capable of automating prices according to the class of the vehicle,” he said. “Also, we offer ANPR solutions with integrations to weighing stations.”

Metrici’s software is compatible with a variety of hardware devices. “The software is designed so that it can be used in different hardware integrations. As for now it is integrated with the bestselling cameras in the world from producers such as Hikvision, Axis and Mobotix as well as with barriers and access control solutions from Skidata and Scheidt & Bachmann, just to mention a few,” Georgescu said.

According to him, Metrici’s ALPR is seen in various applications such as parking tax collection, distribution companies who keep track of their vehicles and movements, car fleet management for companies, traffic flow monitoring and management for cities, toll stations, industrial parks access and management, weighing stations and car services. “Now Metrici is one of the best solutions in video analytics and license plate recognition not only by speed and accuracy of detection, but also by integrations and applications in the real world, developing a better business solution for our clients,” he said.
Georgescu further mentioned telematics will move towards AI, and ALPR can play a big role. “In the future, your car will communicate with the parking lot that is near your destination. Using LPR, the car will be guided to a free parking space, without you to even bother. Also, cities will better manage their traffic without implying any human factor. Intelligent traffic lights, intelligent LPR solutions and traffic management will guide the cars through cities, to mention just a few of the implications. This will happen very fast, but the secret is for us to anticipate and move faster,” he said.

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