Testing Messoa 3MP LPC Camera

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Apr 02, 2015

License plate recognition has historically required specialized cameras with limited general surveillance use.

Messoa is aiming to change that with the LPR606, a higher resolution 3MP claiming scene overview and capture in the same camera.

We tested the Messoa camera as part of our Milestone LPR test, looking for these key issues:

  • Does the LPR606 reliably capture plates out of the box?
  • How did performance vary from day to night?
  • How well did it integrate with popular VMSes?
  • Can it really capture overview and plates in a single camera?

Below are excerpts from our test:

Users may compare these results to those from our other license plate tests, including the Geovision LPR Hybrid 10R, LPC shootout, and low-cost license plate capture.

******* ***** *********** *** ************ ******** *********** ******* **** ******* general ************ ***.

****** ******** ** ****** **** **** *** ******, * ****** ********** *** ******** ***** ******** *** ******* in *** **** ******.

** ****** *** ****** ****** ** **** ** ************ *** ****, ******* *** ***** *** ******:

  • **** *** ****** ******** ******* ****** *** ** *** ***?
  • *** *** *********** **** **** *** ** *****?
  • *** **** *** ** ********* **** ******* *****?
  • *** ** ****** ******* ******** *** ****** ** * ****** camera?

***** *** ******** **** *** ****:

***** *** ******* ***** ******* ** ***** **** *** ***** license ***** *****, ********* ************ *** ****** ***,*** ********, ******-**** ******* ***** *******.

[***************]

Product ********

********* ******-**-***** * *********** ******* ***** ******* ****** **** *** ********* *** features:

  • *** **********, ** ***.
  • */* **** ********** ** *** ****** (**** *** ******* *** monochrome ****).
  • ********** ** ****, ********* *** ***** ** *** (~**').
  • ***** ******* * **********.
  • *** ***.*** *** ****** *********, ***** ******** *** ******.
  • *******:~$*,*** *** ******

Key ********

*** ******** **** **** **** *******:

  • *** ** *** ***, ** *** ***********, ***** "****** ** LPR" ******** (***/*****, */**** ***** ********), *** ****** *** ** issues ********* ******* ****** ** ******** ****** ** ** ** mph *** ** *****.
  • ****** ********** ******* ***** ***** ** ****, ~**' ****, ***** still ********* ********** *** *** *******, ******** ****** ******* ******** than **** *** *******.
  • ******* ***** ********* ******** ******* ***** ***********, ********** **** **** specialized *** *******, ***** *** ********** ****.
  • ****** ***** **** *** ***** ** ****** ** ******, ** autofocus. ******** ******** ****** *********** ** ***** *** ** **** amounts ** ****** *** **** ********** ** ******* *** ******.
  • ****** ** ***** ********** *** *** ********* *** ******** *** ******* plate ******** ** ********* ******, ** ******* ******* (* ** 30) *** *** ******** ****** *** *****.
  • ** ****** ********** *** ********* *** ***** ** ********, *****, Genetec ******** ******, *** ********* ******** *********.

*******

*** ****** ***** *** ***** $*,*** ******, ** *** ***** *** ** ******* ***** ******* ****** pricing, ***** ****** **** *****$***(********* *** ****** ***) **$*,***(***** ****** ******* ****). *******, **** ** ***** ****** *** ****** *** ******* only, *** ******** *** *******, ********* * ****** ****** ** installed ** *******/***** *********** ** *******.

***************

*** ****** ****** ******** ******* *** ******* ******** ** * price ***** **** **** ********* ******* ******* ***** **** ********, making ** * **** ****** *** ***** ************ ** *** to *** ****** (** *** *** *****). 

*******, ** *** ~$*,*** ***** *****, ******** ***** *** **** passable performance ** ***** **** *******, **** ****** ********* **** ****** ******. ****** ***** ****** *** ******* *********** ***** *** ***** and ******** *********** *** ****** *******.

Physical ********

** **** *****, ** ****** *** ******** ************ ** *** ****** LPR606:

******** **** ** **** *** ****** ****** ******** ** * similar **** **** ** ****** *** **** ** ****** ** length:

*** ********:

Configuration ********

***** *** *** *** ************* ******* ** **** ** *** LPR606:

****** ** ***

*** "****** ** ***" ****** ***** * ***** ** ******** ***** ****** ******** ** 1/250 ** * ****** *** **** *** *** ***** *** reduces *** ****** ** ************ ******* ** *, ******'* *********** settings *** *******.

****** ** ************ *******

*** ****** ****** ****** ****** ***** ** ******** ***** *** amount ** ** ************ ******, *** ******** ***** ** ********** IR *******. **** *** ** **** ** ****** *********** ***** for **** ********, ********* ******* ***** ******* (********** *** **** used **** ******* ***** *********** *******), ******* ************ *** *****.

*** ***** ***** ***** ******** ** ***, ******, *** **** power, **** ****** ******** ******* ** **** ***** *** *****, with ********** ******* *******, ***** ****** ***** ****** *** *** plate.

************* **********

** ****** *** ***** ******** *** **** ** **** **********:

Image ********

*** ***** ***** ***** *** **** ***** ** **** **** in *** ***** ** *** ****** ****** *** *** **** of *******. *** ** *** ******'* ****** ********** (***/***** ** 1080p30 **. *** ** *.*** ** **** *** *******), ********** PPF *** ******** ******* *** ** ******** ***** ******* *** FOV **** ****** *** ******* ********.

** *** ********* *****, ** *** *** **** ******* ** *** passing *** (~** ***), * **** ***** ******, ******* ***** 5328S. **** **** ***** ****** **** ******** ***** ******* */**** exposure, ** * *** (** **** ** ************ ******** *** ****).

** ***** ***** *** ****** *** ********, ****** *** ***** ******** consistently. *** ** *** **** ******** (*/**** *** **) **** for *******, **** ********** ******** *** ****** *** *******, **** no ******* ******** ** ** *** ** *******. ***** ******* for ********* ******* ******** **** *** ***** ** *** ***** or *** * ****** ******.

*** ********* ***** (**** **** ************ *** ****) ***** * ******* ** *****. *** ***** ** ******* legible (***-****) ** ******** ******, *** ** ******* *********** *** be ********.

Performance **** *** ********

** **** ** ************ ******** *** ****, *** ****** ****** ********** ********** >**% ** ****** ****** *** *** (color, */**** ********), *** ~**% ** ****** ** ***** (**********, 1/250s ********), **** *** ******** ****** ******** ** ****** ******* non-plate ***** **** ** *********, *** ******, ** *******.

***********

**** **** *** ********* ***** *** ********* ******** ********:

  • ****** ******: **.**
  • ******** ******* ****** *.*.*.**
  • *********** *.*.*.*****
  • ********* ******** ********* **** *.**
  • ******* *.* ***

Comments (2)

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