ELSAG launches robust ALPR Data Management Software at IACP
The ELSAG Operations Center™ 5 Is More Flexible And Holds Users Accountable For Agency Protocol
ELSAG North America, manufacturer of the highly advanced Mobile Plate Hunter-900® (MPH-900®) and Fixed
Plate Hunter-900® (FPH-900®) automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) systems, will exhibit industry-leading
advancements of its ELSAG Operations Management™ 5 (EOC™ 5) ALPR data management software at the
International Chiefs Of Police (IACP) Conference in Philadelphia, PA October 19 – 23 in booth #1941. The EOC
5 manages a network of mobile and fixed MPH-900® and FPH-900® ALPR systems with enhanced features for
data security and access.
Automatic License Plate Reader technology such as ELSAG’s has brought privacy issues to light. The
technology collects data on all vehicles in view of the camera, such as license plate number, GPS coordinates
and date and time stamps, whether that vehicle is suspected of being associated with illegal activity or not. The
data can be stored on a server for analysis at a later time and in many cases, leads to arrests and convictions.
Certain states have ruled that this information is public knowledge and does not constitute a privacy breech.
“Law enforcement agencies must find a respectable balance between citizens’ privacy and the length of time the
agency stores and accesses ALPR data, ”said Nate Maloney, ELSAG’s VP of Marketing and Communications.
“We’ve made enhancements to our EOC software that will help agencies find that balance by automatically
supporting unique protocols regarding data use and access.”
The EOC 5 will now aid law enforcement with multi-level permissions, hot list flexibility, detailed mapping, data
merging and extensive reporting, plus an audit trail that keeps track of who is accessing the data and what
searches are conducted. “Our EOC 5 is built for the future of ALPR and the delicate challenges that come along
with deploying our technology,” said Maloney.