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A decade of success for iluminar

February 8, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

IRVINE, Calif—Last month signified a decade in the security business world for iluminar, a manufacturer and supplier of IR and white light illuminators, and license plate recognition products. Ten years is quite a feat, considering less than approximately 30 percent of all small businesses — defined as “those with fewer than 500 employees” — in the U.S. survive for that length of time.Co-owners Eddie Reynolds and Joni Hamasaki “met at a previous company we both...

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PlateSmart takes license plate recognition to the cloud

June 30, 2014Martha Entwistle

OLDMAR, Fla.—PlateSmart, which bills itself as the first “software-only license plate recognition solution,” is in growth mode as it prepares to launch a SaaS-based LPR solution, company CEO John Chigos told Security Systems News.“We're bringing on additional sales and marketing people as well as increasing our development staff,” he said.PlateSmart is a newer company that got its start at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. “That was our beta,”...

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PlateSmart to take LPR to the cloud

May 21, 2014Martha Entwistle

I spoke with John Chigos, CEO of license plate recognition provider PlateSmart, which bills itself as the only “software only LPR solution.” It's a newer company that got its start at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. “That was our beta,” Chigos said. Chigos officially introduced the product to the market in 2013 and it's now deployed in locations such as the Port of Tamp, Florida hospitals, a large fashion house (for use at its distribution points, in traffic...

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LPR privacy concerns in hands of end users, Genetec says Video retention, access are easily customized

February 25, 2014Amy Canfield

MONTREAL—Two weeks after deploying license plate recognition technology, a Florida airport got a hit on a wanted criminal headed to the airport from its perimeter. The criminal, who had no business being at the airport, was apprehended before arriving curbside, according to Danny Peleg, director of the transportation market for Genetec.License plate recognition, or LPR, has its success stories, but, like other video surveillance products, it also has come under fire over privacy and civil liberty...

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HTS Americas opens in New York

November 9, 2011Martha Entwistle

NEW YORK—License plate recognition provider HTS in late October opened a U.S. subsidiary, HTS Americas, here and named John Whiteman CEO.In business since 1992, HTS Corp develops software algorithms for optical character recognition (OCR) and machine vision technology used to read codes on shipping containers and for license plate recognition. The technology is used for tracking, access control, and as a management tool.“We have hundreds of [installations] … and have done quite a bit...

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