What is PL8-RDR technology?
Imagine a device that autonomously validates a plate against near real-time data in the field.
Such a device could send an SMS text message or an email when a non-valid or vehicle of interest is ‘seen’; such a device exists!
PL8-RDR (plate reader) technology is the latest development for the OperationsCommander platform. The technology exposes an interface which improves communication between LPR cameras and Android handhelds. In the future this technology will maintain a database of vehicle look-ups and further reduce bandwidth requirements in the field.
PL8-RDR v1.0 technology literally fits in the palm of your hand. When we set out to develop the technology we wanted something that would replace the full sized computers that ride along with patrol personnel. The technology had to be small and portable and had to fulfill the original scope which included LPR.
PL8-RDR v2.0 offers an industrial design in a noiseless fanless aluminium chassis. With 2 x RJ45 connections this device supports both a redundant wired and wireless connection to camera hardware. Solid state throughout means no moving parts and the system processing speed will amaze.
General installations include 2 cameras, but this system can support 4 or even 6 cameras with one or more in vehicle Android devices.
Autonomously scan plates with our completely hands free PL8-RDR system!
How is PL8-RDR Used?
Our PL8-RDR technology exposes a local WIFI network which allows devices to connect. Supported devices share information related to parking enforcement, including plate images, context images, GPS coordinates, and reference details for registered plates.
Through the use of this small package, plates can be easily validated in the field and details passed back to the main office. Patrol officers equipped with handheld devices can issue violations which include images of the offending vehicle and its GPS location.
Before the patrol officer returns to the office, the violation details are online and ready to be paid for by the offending user.
Setup is quite easy. In fact, the v1.0 device is simply plugged into a USB adapter to the cigarette lighter. Once powered, Android tablets and camera can connect to the device to begin sharing data. OPS-COM for Android is pre-configured to connect to either tiny LPR gateway. Cameras configured before they are used in the field send LPR data ready to be processed.
Once general configuration is complete (and is only needed to be done once) a patrol officer can be doing complete LPR enforcement in a matter of minutes.
For more information about this amazing technology, contact us today!