While our software was originally developed for North American plates, it works equally well around the world. This is because PlateSmart solutions use true Object Recognition as opposed to the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) used by traditional ALPR systems. This means that PlateSmart’s software can be trained to reliably recognize license plates from anywhere in the world…including their state or country of origin. This is another reason PlateSmart stands out from the competition.
License Plate Recognition (LPR), Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR), and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) are the most common terms around the world, although, there are many other names, abbreviations, and common terms to individual markets and regions for this remarkable technology. Some of these common terms related to the industry are License Plate Reader, Automatic License Plate Reader, Number Plate Recognition, Automatic Plate Reading, Automatic Vehicle Identification, Vehicle Recognition, Automatic Vehicle Recognition, Car Plate Recognition, Car License Recognition, Car Plate Reading, Registration Number Recognition, Automatic Plate Identification, , Optical Plate Recognition, Vehicle Plate Recognition, Car Plate recognition, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Automatic License Recognition, Car Number OCR, and there are still are many others!