Pelco by Schneider Electric announced recently that its VideoXpert™ video management platform is now integrated with PlateSmart’s ARES license plate recognition (LPR) system. The integration provides joint customers with an advanced, accurate and efficient suite of intelligent video analytics tools that complement the rich video management functions delivered by Pelco VideoXpert.

LPR-based video analytics for VideoXpert users

Integration with third-party technologies, such as PlateSmart, is part of the Pelco’s commitment to developing customised solutions for end customers. As users capture growing amounts of video data, it is critical to deploy intelligent tools that enable video surveillance data to be immediately digestible to ensure safety and security, and optimising business efficiency.

The combination of Pelco’s scalable and customisable VideoXpert VMS and the automated number plate recognition (ANPR) of PlateSmart’s ARES solution delivers end users with the ability to recognise key data points for identification and investigations accuracy.

“To be the best, you have to work with the best, and Pelco is absolutely at the top of its game in the video surveillance marketplace,” said John Chigos, CEO, PlateSmart. “With all of the changes currently underway in the VMS market, we knew the time was right to closely partner with Pelco. ARES delivers a robust LPR-based video analytics to VideoXpert users, along with data integrity protection that enables users to ensure the availability of captured data.”

New level of integration

More specifically, the Pelco and PlateSmart interface correlates data from license plate information and video surveillance systems and displays critical information and live video through a single, easy-to-deploy user interface. The integration enables three plug-in capabilities, including: 

  • LPR Overlay, which facilitates accurate and real-time monitoring of license plates by overlaying a camera-view window with a dynamic list of license plates captured by the system. This allows users to quickly and easily view critical license plate information – such as number and state.
  • Plate Viewer displays essential metadata, such as time capture with timestamp details, the name of the camera, where the license plate was read, and source and images of the license plate. 
  • Alert Viewer, which enables expanded alert details and metadata, including identification of the standard operating procedure (SOP) that triggered the alert as well as the alert type, code, category and priority previously defined by the alert SOP.

“Pelco is focused on developing strategic relationships with innovative technology providers to increase customer efficiencies and capabilities,” said Jonathan Lewit, Director of Application Business, Pelco by Schneider Electric. “The integration of PlateSmart’s LPR technology and Pelco’s VideoXpert VMS delivers new levels of intelligence to joint customers who are looking for ways to incorporate advanced levels of situational awareness with incoming video data,”

PlateSmart plugins for VideoXpert are available for download by Pelco customers on the Partner First website as part of the Pelco Partner First program.

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