OLDSMAR, Fla. — Sept. 5, 2019 — Documented processes, ongoing evaluation and continuous improvement: these are the hallmarks of quality in product development. After months of work and a rigorous audit process, PlateSmart Technologies has been recognized for its commitment to quality with ISO 9001:2015 certification.
“ISO 9001 certification is the international gold standard for excellence in quality management,” said John Chigos, CEO, PlateSmart. “Our customers and technology partners already know the high-quality standards to which we hold our license plate recognition (LPR) solutions — the original software-only LPR solutions. This certification is just another way we continue to set an example for LPR industry.”
ISO 9001 is a set of quality-management standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Compliance with ISO 9001 means a company has documented processes for product development, deployment and support that ensure customer expectations are met. It also ensures that the company routinely evaluates these processes and implements improvements as necessary.
PlateSmart worked with Perry Johnson Registrars, an accredited third-party certification body, which after conducting a two-stage initial quality management system process-based audit, granted the company ISO 9001:2015 certification.
“ISO 9001 is more than a certification — it is a mindset,” Chigos said. “PlateSmart is committed to quality and continuous improvement every day. The certification also helps bring standardization to the entire industry by keeping companies honest in their claims and avoiding misleading statements such as ‘99-plus percent accuracy.’”
PlateSmart’s ISO 9001:2015 certificate can be viewed here.
PlateSmart Technologies developed the original software-only license plate recognition (LPR) solution, PlateSmart ARES®, which is compatible with virtually all video management systems (VMS) and IP cameras. Designed to function as a stand-alone tool or integrate with third-party software and hardware, PlateSmart ARES provides near-real-time actionable vehicle intelligence for complete situational awareness. The software offers true object recognition instead of simple optical character recognition (OCR), which allows it to read the plate as well as the state jurisdiction and vehicle make. PlateSmart has earned multiple industry awards for excellence in security technology.
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