The version 7.4 release of Digifort’s VMS and analytics platform includes significant enhancements to its LPR (License Plate Recognition) feature set.
LPR comes as a module within Digifort and draws on three different recognition engines for plate capture, optimized for different vehicle movement criteria and license plate configurations.
This means the engine, which is ideal for fast-moving vehicles on highways, is different to the one used for stationary vehicles in car parks and garage forecourts.
Nick Bowden, MD of Digifort UK, said, “Digifort’s LPR module captures plates, designating them as entry or exit from a zone configured in a camera’s field of view.
In car park applications, this allows vehicle entry and exit dates and times, length of stay, count, car park occupancy and average occupancy to be tracked.
Gates and barriers can be opened automatically for authorized vehicles using a centrally managed database. Overstays can be identified for ticketing and short stays or multiple car park entries by the same vehicle can be designated as suspicious activity for review.
More advanced LPR engines support real-time traffic management on highways, capturing the plates of fast-moving vehicles.