License Plate Reader
ELSAG NA’s Automatic
License Plate Reader (ALPR)
system, the Mobile Plate Hunter-900 (MPH-900) can be mounted to patrol
cars capturing license plate numbers during entire shifts. If a suspect
license plate number is read, audible and visual alarms alert the
officer within milliseconds of license plate capture.
Cameras, a processing unit and proprietary software,
allow officers to capture images of license plates and instantaneously
compare them with millions of Hot List records to identify vehicles
of interest. This highly advanced Automatic License Plate Reader
system reads plates day or night, from all 50 States and most foreign
countries including Arabic characters. It can also read other alpha-numeric
identification systems—even from 1500 feet in the air. The MPH-900
ALPR system minimizes the guesswork and safety risks that challenge
officers every day.
The MPH-900 has unique capabilities, many of which
are much more advanced than features of other mobile ALPR systems.
CarSystem 5: Expect More From Your ALPR System
CarSystem 5 is the latest version of ELSAG’s in-vehicle user interface. This application monitors the activity of the ALPR cameras connected to the onboard PC. It gives the user a view of the license plates being read, alarms generated by those reads when compared against hot lists, and reports the status of the system. CarSystem 6 can also be installed on a fixed camera and reviewed remotely.
Features of CarSystem 5:
• More intuitive use interface
• Greater hot list flexibility
• Expanded mapping
• New Officer’s notes field for capturing real-time information
• New pending alarm view
• Enhanced reporting at the vehicle level
• New image zoom capabilities
• Easy hot list reference
Digital Camera Technology.
The MPH-900 ALPR’s digital cameras see more than
analog cameras do. Compared to the analog cameras
used by all other ALPR systems, images taken by the MPH-900’s digital
cameras capture nearly twice the physical area—the sweet spot—and
that means more information for law enforcement. While images taken
with analog cameras show little more than the license plate, MPH-900
ALPR cameras show the plate, a significant portion of the car and
part of the car’s surroundings—day or night and in any weather. This
visual information can greatly aid investigations.
The MPH-900 ALPR takes "progressive scan" images, which present a better quality image than competitive technology using the "interlace scan" method. Progressive scans are digital and license plate images are read and captured one line at a time, sequentially. A progressive scan produces a far clearer read, providing more detail and a larger image area than the analog "interlaced scans" used by competitive ALPR systems. With interlaced scans, the camera can only record every other line of the license plate over two separate scans. In a final step, the system weaves the two scans together to form one complete image.
The Mobile Plate Hunter-900 operates behind the
scenes on the in-car computer allowing officers to keep their hands
on the wheel and eyes on the scene.
When the MPH-900 reads a license plate number that
matches a ‘Hot List’ file, officers are alerted immediately. The
alert communicates the nature of the crime or infraction associated
with the plate so officers understand the risks associated with the
situation before ever getting out of the car and can prepare for
Real Time Technology of the Mobile Plate Hunter-900
Real time technology of the MPH-900 greatly increases
the odds of resolving issues and in severe situations, can be the
difference between life and death. Our advanced License Plate Reader
- Captures up to 1,800 license plate reads per
minute, day or night, accurately recognizing plates from all 50
states, Canada, Mexico and many Arabic characters
- Processes parked and moving vehicles across
up to 4 lanes of traffic, day or night, in any weather
- Transit speed up to150mph (241kph) can be easily managed
by our License Plate Reader system. It exceeds the normal speed
of vehicles through the pathway (due to pathway infrastructure
- Allows officers to update “Hot Lists” manually
at any time and also query them for new tags that may match a recently
- Alerts officers within milliseconds if a vehicle
- The ALPR translates a digital image into data,
checks the information against an onboard hot list, and returns
an alarm back to the operator in milliseconds for appropriate interdiction
- Hot Lists can be updated manually or wirelessly
- Officers can search ALPR system for previous
reads at any time in reaction to notification of a suspect vehicle
Criminal Intelligence Capabilities of the
MPH-900 ALPR System
The MPH-900 captures thousands of license plates
during a shift. Data recorded for each includes date and time stamp,
photo of the vehicle and its immediate area, and GPS coordinates.
After –action analysis of this data from relevant periods of time
can lead to:
- Witness identification
- Watch List development
- Placing suspect at a scene
- Terrorist interdiction
- Pattern recognition
Other features of the MPH-900 License Plate Reader
- Processor unit is the size of a small box for
easy storage in trunk of a vehicle.
- The MPH-900 License Plate Reader requires less
than 60W of 12V DC to function.
- The MPH-900 communicates with an agency’s operations
center (Command Center) for alarm notification and throughout the
day for database update.
For further information on ELSAG North America’s
License Plate Recognition solutions and other Public Safety technology,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call 1-877-77-ELSAG (35724).