Rekor Systems to Provide ALPR Solution for Nokia Smart City Offerings

Rekor says its OpenALPR software enables automatic license plate and vehicle recognition through virtually any IP camera.

COLUMBIA, Md. — Rekor Systems, a provider of innovative vehicle recognition systems, announces it has been selected by Nokia to provide automatic license plate reader (ALPR) solutions.

Rekor’s solutions, powered by artificial intelligence-based OpenALPR software, will be offered to Nokia’s worldwide customer-base for use within Nokia smart city offerings.

“We’re proud to be selected by a global leader like Nokia to provide our industry-leading ALPR solutions to Nokia, and to partner with a company that is at the forefront of smart cities and IoT technology,” says Robert A. Berman, president and CEO of Rekor. “Our ALPR solution, powered by OpenALPR, is an ideal addition to the Nokia smart city offerings, as our technology is super scalable and has multiple applications within law enforcement, traffic monitoring, public/private security, transportation, logistics and more. We’re excited for the opportunity to work with a market leader and for the exposure to their vast global clientele searching for a leading ALPR solution like ours.”

Nokia has applications that help utilities, transportation, logistics and other public and private entities analyze real-time video streams for site surveillance, inspection, public safety and more, according to the company.

Nokia utilizes machine learning across a network of connected cameras to track video analytics that detect anomalous behavior across video frames. It captures suspect issues on video and feeds it to human operators.

“Rekor’s ALPR solution is a natural fit for Nokia due to its power, accuracy, and scalability. Rekor’s high accuracy solution outperforms traditional ALPR technology and is ideal for conditions present in live city environments. We’re excited to offer such an innovative solution to our customers,” says Amit Shah, vice president of enterprise analytics and IoT, Nokia.

Rekor’s OpenALPR software enables automatic license plate and vehicle recognition through virtually any IP camera. Its industry-leading artificial intelligence-based solutions can be hosted locally or in the Cloud.

Combined with its robust and growing license plate database covering 60 countries, OpenALPR software is said to be able to identify in real time vehicle license plate data, color, make, model and body type. Outside of law enforcement, it can be utilized for public safety initiatives such as traffic tolling, car counting, parking security and more.

Nokia says it develops and delivers the industry’s only end-to-end portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing that is available globally.

Its customers include communications service providers and enterprises in the private and public sector. It’s IoT software customers rely on Nokia’s applications to help them reduce cost and risk, increase capital efficiency, pinpoint theft, spoilage, and shrinkage, lower frequency and duration of service outages, personalize customer service, and more.

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