License plate recognition (LPR) has historically been very expensive, requiring specialized hardware and software.
An embedded LPR app from ipConfigure aims to change that, turning compatible Axis cameras into all-in-one LPR systems, now with integration to Exacq.
LPR vs LPC
Many confuse LPR and LPC.
License plate capture (LPC) is the ability for a camera to 'capture' a clear image of a license plate that a human being can read. For background, see License Plate Capture Shootout 2014.
License plate recognition (LPR) is the ability for a computer to automatically recognize and display the specific characters of the license plate as text, without any human intervention. It requires LPC but is far more demanding.
To see how the ipConfigure app performed in real world applications, we tested it with an Axis Q1604 at both slow speeds, below 5 MPH, and high speeds, 30+ MPH, seen below:
In this report, we detail its performance in these scenes, potential issues in your application, key recommendations, and more.