Convergint likes LPR

Integrator signs PlateSmart
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Systems integrator Convergint Technologies will begin selling PlateSmart license plate recognition (LPR) technology, PlateSmart announced Sept. 8.

PlateSmart, based in Oldsmar, Fla., bills itself as the first “software-only license plate recognition solution."

“Our clients continue to demand practical solutions that can help them improve the overall safety and security of their facilities and employees,” said Tony Varco, vice president of marketing and security at Convergint in a prepared statement. “They also look to Convergint to provide cost effective and proactive solutions that can turn real-time big data into immediate actionable intelligence. The PlateSmart solution continues to resonate with our clients because of its ability to cost effectively and seamlessly integrate with multiple third-party video management platforms.”

In a prepared statement, PlateSmart CEO John Chigos said, “This agreement will further PlateSmart’s mission to provide real-time value-added data for security agencies to use for investigative purposes. Furthermore, both companies share the belief that together we will further promote the use and development of more proactive VMS systems with real time video analytical information such as those provided by PlateSmart’s ARES. The end result will be better and more reliable security for everyone.”