Aimetis has added automatic Licence Plate Recognition to Aimetis Symphony, complementing other VE Series analytic applications it offers, such as Vehicle Stopping and Left Item Detection.
It also released Aimetis People Counter 2.0 for Axis network cameras with improved reporting capabilities and simplified setup.
The company’s new Automatic Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR or ANPR) enables Aimetis Symphony to record licence plate numbers via networked video cameras. The new capabilities are ideal for parking lot applications in diverse settings such as airports, educational campuses and city lots to ensure proper payment and security, as well as intelligent traffic systems to ensure traffic compliance.
Aimetis Symphony combines robust video management and video analytics in one unified software platform. By analyzing video in real-time, organizations can achieve the desired business impact through timely and actionable information. Aimetis Symphony’s simple and straightforward licensing options offer maximum flexibility, ease of use, and a cost-effective entry point for the seamless migration to IP-Surveillance.
“Based upon customer feedback, Automatic License Plate Recognition was the most sought after feature to complement Symphony’s leading-edge analytic capabilities,” said Marc Holtenhoff, CEO, Aimetis. “We listened to customers and they now have a complete set of video analytics for diverse applications.”
Automatic Licence Plate Recognition is being offered as one of several analytics available within Aimetis Symphony, which provides the following market-leading capabilities:
* Future-Proof Surveillance -- With three software licence versions to choose from, Aimetis Symphony has a solution for every stage on the migration path from analog CCTV to intelligent IP video. And, with the industry's simplest licensing model, transitioning is easier than ever.
* Open IP Video Management -- Aimetis Symphony installs on standard IT hardware, supports hundreds of camera models, provides a feature-rich, easy-to-use interface, and has a full Application Programming Interface (API) that makes integration with third-party systems, such as access control, easy.
* Proven Video Analytics -- Aimetis VE Series video analytics are seamlessly incorporated into Aimetis Symphony, analyzing video in real-time and providing organizations with intelligent information at their fingertips. Aimetis People Counter is an embedded video analytics software application for use with several Axis Communications network video products.
* Security & Beyond -- With advanced video search tools, and a comprehensive selection of on-demand reports, organizations use Aimetis Symphony for business intelligence in addition to security surveillance, helping them to better plan business requirements, improve operations and increase ROI.
The latest version of Aimetis People Counter works specifically with Axis cameras, with improved reporting and easier setup. It tracks the bi-directional flow of objects as they pass through a user definable line. The application is designed for entrances and exits and minimizes counting errors caused by environmental factors such as shadows, lighting changes and reflections. Aimetis People Counter provides on-camera reporting that can be queried by hour, day, month or year. Reports are available as tables and charts to make communication of intelligent video data simple and informative. Results can be exported directly into Microsoft Excel.
License Plate Recognition works with any standard video camera and will be available in May 2011 from Aimetis channel partners. Licensing is simple and straightforward, requiring a per server fee of $5,500.00 US and includes an enterprise license for one camera.
Aimetis People Counter is available in April 2011 at a price of $200.00 US.