The most advanced ALPR technology available today

Automatic License Plate Recognition is also known as ALPR, Automatic Number Plate Reader, ANPR, License Plate Recognition, LPR Technology, License Plate Camera, or Car Plate Reader.

The use of ALPR technology has grown drastically, seeing rapid and widespread adoption worldwide as a means to providing more accurate and timely information in making critical business and enforcement decisions. PIPS Technology™ advancements include numerous patents for our “Platefinder” and “Triple Flash” technologies as well as new product innovations such as an integrated dual lens camera and ALPR processor in one compact housing, the low profile and rugged mobile camera, and the user friendly in-car software!

PIPS Technology™ ALPR can accurately perform at traffic volumes of over 1,000 vehicles per hour or on vehicles traveling at 250km per hour.

Our focus and dedication to ALPR technology provides our customers with the most advanced license plate recognition technology available today.

Elements of PIPS Technology™ Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) Technology

Our complete line of ALPR hardware and software has been deployed in many applications around the world, helping customers increase productivity, stop criminal activity, and even collect data for traffic analysis. Whatever your goal, PIPS has the solution you’ve been looking for:

Platefinder – PIPS Technology™ sophisticated firmware continually searches the camera’s field of view for the presence of a license plate.

Dual Lens Camera – As a license plate is detected, the dual lens camera is triggered to capture both color and infrared images of the vehicle and plate. Infrared cameras are able to see license plates regardless of sun glare, darkness, or other adverse conditions.

Triple Flash Technology – This patented technology varies the flash, shutter and gain settings of the camera to capture multiple plate images, ensuring the highest quality photo regardless of light or weather conditions. Only the image determined to produce the highest quality read is sent on for processing.

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) “Engine“ – OCR is optical character recognition, or the ability for a machine to recognize printed characters and convert them into data. PIPS Technology™ develops and maintains its own library of OCR engines. PIPS Technology™ uses a customized OCR engine specific to the state, region, or country of interest. PIPS Technology™ OCR engines are very tolerant of skewed and off-axis plate reads, various plate sizes, syntax rules, and designs. The engine reads the captured infrared plate image and converts it to a data file.

Weather & Lighting – Extreme weather conditions can have large impact on normal ALPR system performance, but due to PIPS Technology™ use of infrared (IR) illumination and plate capture, accurate system performance will take place in almost all weather and lighting conditions. PIPS Technology™ uses IR illumination and image capture at a wavelength outside of the visible light spectrum allowing for operation in total darkness or bright sun glare.

Color & Reflectivity – The color overview image is a critical piece of context and also helps to create a solid evidentiary record. It provides the user with immediate context of the situation as opposed to the black and white image of the license plate. Almost all license plates are highly reflective to IR. The use of a dual lens camera with IR allows for 24/7 operation regardless of lighting conditions and greatly improves the overall system accuracy.

Processors – In addition to housing the patented platefinder and triple flash technologies, PIPS Technology™ processors perform the OCR translation and can use the captured data in a variety of ways via a PIPS Technology™ software application or 3rd party solution.

Application Software – PIPS Technology™ software interfaces, specific to the industry or application, allow the user of the system to easily view and manage the data.