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Platerecognizer utility for ANPR module in Xeoma

Sometimes it’s not that easy to decode a license plate if the image is blurry or somehow distorted. Xeoma provides multiple ways to enhance license plates recognition by using different utilities such as OpenALPR, iANPR and now – Platerecognizer. It’s an accurate and fast license plates recognition utility that can work with different license plates. Platerecognizer’s algorithms are able to handle plates that are blurry, dark, angled, with stacked characters, etc. It supports over 90 countries.

Platerecognizer utility can work both as a cloud software and as a local software (no Internet required) on a variety of hardware.

Enhanced license plate recognition in cctv software Xeoma

Let’s review step-by-step instruction on how to use Platerecognizer utility (and test it).

1. Please visit platerecognizer.com and sign up to receive API key for testing and using the utility free of charge (or purchase necessary product for your requirements):

Enhanced license plate recognition in cctv software Xeoma

2. After you confirm your email address, you’ll receive API token:

Enhanced license plate recognition in cctv software Xeoma

3. Next you’ll need to open Xeoma (you can download Trial version of Xeoma here) and add ANPR module in your modules chain:

Enhanced license plate recognition in cctv software Xeoma

Important advice from Xeoma If you need a demo license, please contact us, we’ll gladly assist!

4. Then you’ll need to tick Platerecognizer.com option in ANPR module’s settings and specify HTTP address of the recognition service: https://api.platerecognizer.com/v1/plate-reader (this is the address for Cloud API, if you need to use local (on-premise) software, then please do not change this HTTP address of the recognition service field)

Enhanced license plate recognition in cctv software Xeoma

Important advice from Xeoma This step describes Cloud API, for local/on-premise SDK installation (on your own computer) please follow this instruction.

5. If everything is configured correctly, you’ll see license plate recognition in Xeoma:

Enhanced license plate recognition in cctv software Xeoma

6. Snapshots/video with decoded license plates can be checked both in your account on platerecognizer.com and in Xeoma:

Enhanced license plate recognition in cctv software Xeoma

As you can see, configuration of this utility is really easy. Platerecognizer utility’s algorithms will be a great tool to improve license plate recognition accuracy thanks to its adjustment to various “real-life” factors, such as sun glare, blurry images, fast vehicles, night-time, and many more.

And here is instruction for local/on-premise SDK installation (on your own computer) 1. First, you need to configure “Platerecognizer” utility according to this instruction

2. Then you need to specify URL for local SDK in Xeoma: http://localhost:8080/alpr

3. ‘localhost’ can be replaced with ip address of the device where Platerecognizer SDK is configured

plate_recognizer_local_SDK

 

Watch video about License Plate Recognizer

License Plates Recognizer in pictures:

ANPR in Xeoma VMS

 

Please feel free to contact us if you need help with configuration or any other assistance, we’re always happy to help!

August, 27 2019

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