• The U.S. Defense Department awards a contract to Rekor Systems Incorporated to license software that turns existing Internet protocol cameras into license plate readers. Credit: Pixabay/Capri23auto
     The U.S. Defense Department awards a contract to Rekor Systems Incorporated to license software that turns existing Internet protocol cameras into license plate readers. Credit: Pixabay/Capri23auto

DOD Selects Rekor's Vehicle Recognition System

May 29, 2019
Posted by George I. Seffers
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The system turns existing IP cameras into automatic license plate readers.


Rekor Systems, Inc. has announced that it will provide automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) solutions to the U.S. Defense Department. The contract with the department is for the purchase of 200 licenses to use Rekor's machine learning-enabled vehicle recognition system powered by the company’s OpenALPR software.

In a press release, Rekor describes its OpenALPR software as enabling “automatic license plate and vehicle recognition through virtually any [Internet protocol] camera” and adds that the technology “can be hosted locally or in the cloud.” Enabled in part by a growing database already covering more than 60 countries, OpenALPR software “can identify in real time vehicle license plate data, color, make, model and body type,” the release says.

The software is also described as capable of being “deployed to any existing [Internet protocol] camera immediately,” which the company says can “represent a potential substantial savings per camera, as well as greater flexibility to expand or decrease usage as needed without large capital expenditures on hardware.”

 

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