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“We are a small department. How can the MPH-900 be used by my department?”
The size of your department does not affect the need for ALPR. Small,
medium, and large departments are currently deploying the MPH-900,
and experiencing incredible success in their individual missions.
ALPR aids in missions,
- Recovery of Stolen Vehicles
- Terrorist Interdiction
- Identification of suspended
and revoked drivers
- AMBER Alerts
- Secures sensitive areas with Geo-fencing
- Gang and
- Collection of Delinquent Taxes, Fines, and Fees
- Highway and Traffic Safety
“What is OCR?”
OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition, and is an acronym heard
often when discussing ALPR. OCR refers
to the camera’s ability to scan the images of letters and numbers
on a license plate, and then translate those images into text. The
images of license plates are scanned by infrared light housed in
each camera head. The infrared light scans the images of license
plates and then simultaneously translates those images into computerized
text in the span of milliseconds. ALPR uses OCR to capture up to
3600 plates per minute.
“What is the MPH-900 install process?”
An ELSAG representative will help your department install and set-up
your new ALPR system. The system is
comprised of two, three, or four cameras magnetically mounted to
the trunk of your patrol car. The MPH-900 software is installed on
your existing MDT. The Operations Center Suite Software can be installed
on a “home-based” server to wirelessly collect data and upload current
hot lists to the patrol cars.
“My department’s budget is tight, but we really want to purchase
the cameras. How can we pay for them?”
ELSAG North America is committed to helping your agency obtain the
MPH-900. Many agencies have funded their ALPR cameras with grant
money. Grant money can be obtained on the state, local, and federal
level. Also, many corporations, foundations, and insurance companies
are eager to support law enforcement through funding. ELSAG North
America will assist your agency with identifying avenues of funding.
Click here for more information on grant assistance.
“What happens if our department experiences technical issues with
ELSAG North America is committed to helping our customers 24/7! This
literally means that someone will answer
your call and talk you through your technical issue 24 hours a day,
7 days a week. Our customers are our number
“Is it possible to custom design our system?”
Absolutely! ELSAG North America specializes in custom designed solutions
to each agency’s needs. We have created many new solutions based
on feedback from our agency customers. We are experienced in custom
designs and installation, and are excited to further your agency
mission with our Advanced License Plate readers!
“How many plates can the MPH-900 read?”
“My department is in Canada. Can your MPH-900 read Canadian license
The MPH-900 can read plates from all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico,
Day and Night. No other ALPR system can come close to the accuracy
rate of the MPH-900.
“How will the MPH-900 aid in investigations? “
The MPH-900 captures a color image of the license plate, date and
time stamps, and GPS coordinates of the vehicle. This data can
be reviewed in relation to investigations and can help lead to
critical breaks such as placing a suspect at a scene, witness identification,
pattern recognition or the tracking of suspect individuals.