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Tattile: ANPR-based Tolling System in Republic of Srpska

September 06, 2022




Tattile: ANPR-based Tolling System in Republic of Srpska



The Republic of Srpska, part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has approximately 100 km of the highway network currently covered by a toll system, including nine toll plazas with about 55 toll lanes. On the highway connecting the cities of Banja Luka and Doboj, the modern toll collection system enables charging all highway users according to their distance travelled and vehicle class.

Exceptions are currently made for vehicles with VIP status, emergency service vehicles and military convoys. Since the operator Autoputevi Republike Srpske still wants to offer a choice in payment, the toll plazas have different lanes providing manual ticket issuing and payment, Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) and a mixed lane offering both options. At the manual entrance lanes, the driver takes the magnetic ticket with encoded and printed data relevant for toll payment in cash or credit card at an exit station of the highway. At the ETC entrance lanes, the vehicles are registered without stopping, and the relevant data are recorded and stored in an onboard unit (OBU) and in the lane and plaza computer database. ETC lanes perform toll payment transactions electronically and optionally in pre-payment or post-payment.

A prerequisite for electronic toll collection is the number plate recognition of all vehicles passing the electronic nonstop lane. For this purpose, Tattile Basic Short-Range cameras are installed on all entrance lanes to capture ANPR data and obtain fast and secure vehicle transits. At the manual lane, the Basic cameras capture the number plate for security reasons.

The Tattile cameras must perform reliably in all weather conditions, even against sun flare, and during day or night. According to Autoputevi Republike Srpske, the Highway network in the Republic of Srpska will be further expanded, and Tattile Basic ANPR cameras will be the preferred technology for the new toll system modernisation projects in the Republic of Srpska.

Leonardo’s Newest Plate Reader Solution Makes ALPR/ANPR Technology More Affordable

October 19, 2021



Leonardo’s Newest Plate Reader Solution Makes ALPR/ANPR Technology More Affordable




 This economical system answers a need for agencies of all sizes

 Data now includes the vehicle make, type and color in addition to the plate number

 Solar power and cellular modem eliminate the need for electrical and communications infrastructure




Paris, France October 19, 2021 — At Milipol Paris 2021, the leading event for Homeland Security and Safety, Leonardo, the manufacturer of the highly advanced ELSAG Plate Hunter® automatic license plate recognition (ALPR/ANPR) technology for law enforcement, announced a new, autonomous license/number plate reader that delivers an economical means of deploying ALPR/ANPR in cities and neighborhoods—a solution that answers a specific request from customers. The solar-powered, pole-mounted, all-in-one ELSAG® Street Sentry is a low-cost system and a key component of Leonardo’s initiative to make ALPR/ANPR technology accessible for agencies of all sizes.

Leonardo’s ELSAG Street Sentry expands Leonardo’s robust ecosystem of ALPR/ANPR solutions deployed by law enforcement to aid a myriad of public safety objectives, dramatically increasing officers’ productivity by finding suspect vehicles quickly. “Street Sentry is a game-changer,” said Jason Laquatra, general manager of Leonardo’s U.S. subsidiary Selex ES Inc. “It makes the force-multiplying benefits of our ALPR affordable, even for small agencies. Couple that with our industry-leading support and it’s never been a better time to start or grow your ALPR program.”

The ELSAG Street Sentry reads plates 24/7 on city and neighborhood streets to identify suspect vehicles and provide data to officers for real-time interdiction and investigations. Agencies can install it at a single location or at multiple sites to create an ALPR/ANPR safety net in their community. Street Sentry seamlessly incorporates into existing ELSAG ALPR/ANPR networks or performs effectively on its own. This solar- powered solution will be attractive to agencies with green initiatives.

Leonardo’s mission is to continually advance ALPR/ANPR technology to help federal, state, and local law enforcement combat vehicle-related crime. The new ALPR/ANPR solution is part of a wider Leonardo offering portfolio which includes advanced command and control and intelligence solutions able to support effective and coordinated law enforcement operations on the field, in normal and emergency conditions, thanks to the integration of professional communication solutions. “Our long history of ALPR development helps us to build strong partnerships with agencies globally,” said Laquatra. “Every solution we bring to market is purpose-built and field-tested for the quality and dependability required for the critical rigors of law enforcement, and we’re excited about the opportunities Street Sentry brings to the safety of our communities.”

Leonardo, a global high-technology company, is among the top world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy’s main industrial company. Organized into five business divisions, Leonardo has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, Poland and the USA, where it also operates through subsidiaries that include Leonardo DRS (defense electronics), and joint ventures and partnerships: ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio. Leonardo competes in the most important international markets by leveraging its areas of technological and product leadership (Helicopters, Aircraft, Aerostructures, Electronics, Cyber Security and Space). Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (LDO), in 2020 Leonardo recorded consolidated revenues of €13.4 billion and invested €1.6 billion in Research and Development. The company has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) since 2010 and has been named as sustainability global leader in the Aerospace & Defence sector for the second year in a row of DJSI in 2020.

Selex ES Inc.

Leonardo’s U.S. subsidiary, Selex ES Inc., is a leading manufactuerer of proprietary Automatic License/Number Plate Recognition (ALPR/ANPR) technology to law enforcement, security agencies, and tolling and parking authorities worldwide. This line of business is headquartered in Greensboro, NC and leads the market with its ELSAG Plate Hunter® ALPR solutions, the most advanced available. For more information about the company and its exciting technology portfolio, visit leonardocompany- us.com/lpr.

Intelligent Video Analytics: Providing Flexibility for Parking Management

April 22, 2021



Intelligent Video Analytics: Providing Flexibility for Parking Management


  • Smart security cameras can provide parking operators with increased flexibility using an open IoT platform for security cameras
  • Cameras are capable of running LPR applications as well as vehicle counting, fire/smoke and hazard detection and integrations with payment solutions
  • Parking software provider Peter Park deploys smart cameras on cloud-based parking platform



MUNICH — 22 April, 2021 — Just like other industries around the globe, the patience of parking operations management has been tested as the usage of parking facilities in urban and suburban settings fluctuated widely over the past year due to local health and safety and occupancy restrictions. As the overall industry looks to spring back from COVID-19 levels, it is also simultaneously looking to transition from traditional analog and on-premise managed operations to solutions that digitize parking operations and provide a more contactless experience.


Investments in digital tools such as platforms that employ computer vision technologies are one solution helping to speed up this digitalization through better management of parking lot occupancy levels, eliminating paper ticketing systems, parking barriers and other traditional physical elements of commercial parking. One area in particular gaining steam is the deployment of smart cameras, which can perform functions from license plate recognition to traffic flow detection and speed as well as a host of other utilities. These capabilities are particularly useful in surface lots and parking structures in environments such as airports and sporting venues, to large retail or corporate parking areas.


Munich-based Peter Park, a software developer of parking management solutions, has helped many parking operations begin to migrate to more sophisticated technologies by connecting different digital services such as payment apps, e-charging systems, and navigation providers to further increase the security and automation. The company operates in more than 50 different sites throughout Germany and logs more than 25,000 transactions every day. Peter Park’s cloud-based offering is based on the use of license plate recognition technology (ANPR), which often requires specialized license plate recognition cameras to identify a specific vehicle, detect the duration of stay, and integrate with online payment systems for a fully digital parking experience.


Smart cameras offer flexibility in camera selection and functionality

Instead of LPR cameras, the company is using new smart cameras with powerful microprocessors to fuel intelligent onboard analysis via multiple video analytics applications on the camera. Based on an open IoT platform from Security & Safety Things, these cameras can be equipped and flexibly re-equipped with a variety of applications, including license plate recognition, analytics to detect the presence of smoke, fire, ice, and spills or other hazards within the parking environment, and other ready to install applications that fit the most pressing needs of parking management.


“We can not only use the best application for the computer vision task, but we can also pick and combine the best camera types of different suppliers for eachsetup, taking full use of the broad spectrum of different camera features suchas zoom control, as an example,” said Maximilian Schlereth, CEO and co-founder of Peter Park.


Smart vehicle routing and reduced hardware maintenance costs

The reduction or elimination of parking gates and ticketing machines can have positive impacts on staffing levels within parking management and drastically reduce hardware purchase and maintenance costs of the parking gates and ticketing devices. Additionally, cameras outfitted with parking management apps can help to direct traffic flow by analyzing the queue of vehicles waiting to enter the facility and pairing them to available spaces or recognizing when a particular parking area is full. They can also assist in controlling the flow of traffic at peak times to prevent jams and long waits at exits or identify the vehicles of VIPs or season ticket holders at an event venue and route them accordingly to the appropriate parking lot.


Parking lot monitoring and incident detection

Smart cameras can also help to manage people, providing valuable security and visitor management functions. Crowd detection analytics can detect the formation of a crowd in the stadium parking lot before it escalates into a post-game brawl, and people counting analytics can detect the number of occupants within each vehicle entering a parking area to better determine anticipated attendance of an event or daily occupancy level of a corporate office location. Analytics can also detect individuals holding weapons and selectively transmit related imagery to help remote operators or on-site security personnel assess and address the situation.


Learn more about Security & Safety Things and its open IoT platform for smart cameras here. More information on parking management video analytic applications available from S&ST’s Marketplace Application Store can be found here.


Security & Safety Things and BOSCH

Security & Safety Things is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH and is part of Bosch’s strategic development of new digital growth markets. In the future, Security & Safety Things wants to continuously accelerate the expansion of its global ecosystem through external partners.


For press enquiries:

Fabio Marti, Security & Safety Things

Mobile +49 172 2497100



Andrea Gural, Eclipse Media Group on behalf of Security & Safety Things

Mobile +1 207 233 7507



Security and Safety Things GmbH

Security & Safety Things operates an open IoT platform that connects camera manufacturers, SoC providers, application developers, VMS providers, and systems integrators. Its goal is to accelerate the speed of innovation for security cameras and applications that make use of AI and computer vision. To achieve this, the company offers a free and open operating system for security cameras, a development tool kit for app developers and a device management portal as well as an application store for integrators. Security & Safety Things GmbH is based in Munich, Germany and has been on the market since September 2018.


Bosch Group (Robert Bosch GmbH)

As a leading IoT company, the Bosch Group offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries.



March 08, 2021










The National Operative Programme for Legality, NOP Legality, owned by the Ministry of the Interior was born in 2007 and it involved Basilicata, Puglia, Calabria, Campania and Sicilia.


It was entrusted with the objective of spreading better conditions of security, justice and legality for citizens and businesses, contributing to the requalification of contexts characterized by greater pervasiveness and relevance of criminal phenomena and to the increase of trust on the part of citizens and economic operations.


The main guidelines on which the Legality Programme is based can be summarized as follows:

  • Strengthening the capabilities of Public Administrations involved in the fight against organized crime and corruption making production districts safer increasing the spread of legality.
  • Strengthening the capabilities of Public Administrations involved in the fight against organized crime and corruption. It intends to carry out training activities and the financing of advanced technology equipment in order to provide information tools and expert support to Public Administration and police to improve the performance of public functions.
  • Supporting the business sector for the creation of safety conditions favouring the development of manufacturing activities. It intends to finance the provision of advanced technological tools for surveillance of production districts.


This project includes a national ANPR network which allow real-time monitoring of dangerous and illegal vehicles and in this regard Tattile supplied its ANPR cameras connected to a national database of vehicle ownership.

The installed system can correctly identify the plates of all 27 Member States of the European Union – an innovative solution which resulted in a reader complete with an inbuilt compressed database of the different plate formats.


For this project, Tattile has used its Double head ANPR camera and has developed new firmware optimised for this project. The ANPR cameras consist of two sensors: a black and white unit for the OCR and a colour camera which provides contextual overview with embedded algorithm to recognise the vehicle license plate.


The cameras are equipped with additional features like the advanced motion detection algorithm: it can detect also vehicles without plates and without the need for an external trigger.

The collected data are sent in real time to the regional management systems and then matched with the national database (SCNTT); this allows the synchronisation of black and white lists and the continuous update of data held there.


gtechna Celebrates Big Wins Across North America

February 19, 2021

gtechna Celebrates Big Wins Across North America




Online Services and Permit Management fueling success of newly established parking enforcement efforts




BUFFALO, N.Y. — gtechna, a developer of smart parking and curbside enforcement software including ticket issuance, handheld, vehicle and fixed license plate recognition, virtual parking permits and integration with pay by plate systems, announces today the recent success of rollouts across several North American cities.

While 2020 may have been a challenging year for many, it’s generated significant technological advancements and success for gtechna, one of North America’s most experienced and trusted parking enforcement authorities, and their partners.

Since July, gtechna has teamed up with the University of Wisconsin Green Bay as well as the towns of South Bruce and Hamilton, Ontario and Cultus Lake, British Columbia, to drastically improve their parking enforcement with new, highly-efficient, and convenient parking tech—with the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority and Pittsburgh Parking Authority pending rollouts over the next few months.

Most notably, gtechna has helped integrate and establish helpful, intuitive, and decisive Online Service and Permit Management portals, drastically reducing costs and workload while also increasing the overall safety and efficiency of many previously manual processes for both municipal workers and constituents alike.

gtechna continues to grow organically by putting its customers first, innovating to meet today’s needs while foreseeing tomorrow’s new challenges.  To learn more about how gtechna supports cities’ enforcement visions, visit the company website.

About gtechna

gtechna provides real-time off-street parking and curbside enforcement software as well as permit management to assist governments, private operators, transportation agencies and universities with its mobility goals. Known for providing future technology today, gtechna is now used to service more than 25 million tickets per year while increasing compliance and overall operational efficiency. Twenty years of successful collaborations with leading agencies in Washington, D.C.,Greater Boston Transit, Toronto,  Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Seattle and Vancouver have seen the firm’s growth into international markets including Australia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. gtechna enforcement applications are among the industry’s best because the company continually invests in refining and developing its products to deliver solutions that empower its customers. Continued high-demand for gtechna technology in world-class cities has positioned the firm as the trusted source for reliable parking and mobility enforcement solutions. gtechna is a division of Harris Computer.
For information, interviews and images, please contact:

Tim Taylor, Marketing Manager
866.483.2462 ext 5235

Tattile: Madrid police cars patrol with mobile ANPR cameras

August 18, 2020




Tattile: Madrid police cars patrol with mobile ANPR cameras




Policia Municipal de Madrid has equipped 25 of their police patrol cars with mobile ANPR/ALPR cameras provided by Tattile. Each of the vehicles now carries a modern and equally simple architecture consisting of two ANPR cameras connected to a tablet computer. The information generated by the cameras focusses on photos taken from vehicles and herein the automatic number plate recognition. These number plate data are matched in extremely low latency with specific blacklists in a database.



This method using the integrated vehicle plate recognition software allows checking a number plate on several kinds of possible violations such as the absence of vehicle insurance, the absence of a valid technical revision plate, but also crime offences such as stolen vehicles or duplicated number plates.

Thanks to its embedded functionalities (OCR on board, GPS and Access Point Wi-Fi Integrated) and its low power consumption of just 15 W the Tattile ANPR mobile cameras allow quick ANPR camera installation in the police carand movement from one vehicle to another. This makes it the most suitable mobile ANPR police system solution for law enforcement in both in-vehicle installations and for mobile tactical operations.

Genetec achieves top-5 global market share ranking for ANPR surveillance technologies and rises to 2nd place in the Americas

March 18, 2019





Genetec achieves top-5 global market share ranking for ANPR surveillance technologies and rises to 2nd place in the Americas




Recent IHS ANPR report highlights importance of privacy and unification with other security systems





MONTRÉAL, March 13 2019—Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions has become one of the world’s leading and fastest growing providers of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology, according to a recently-released report by IHS Markit.

According to the report ANPR and Detector Sensors Report – 2018, Genetec has now become a top 5 global provider of ANPR technology for surveillance applications (which includes ANPR for access control, travel time information, parking time management, tolling and law enforcement), climbing from 10th place in 2016 to 4th place in this $453 M market.

In the Americas region—a market estimated to be worth $196.4 M in 2018 for all ANPR solutions—Genetec has jumped to second place with a 9.1% market share (moving from 7th place in 2016). This includes both sales of enforcement ANPR technology (for red light, speed and bus lane enforcement applications) and ANPR technology for surveillance.

Genetec also gained the most share of the market for ANPR surveillance equipment in the Americas, climbing to second position with an 11.5% market share of this $154.3 M industry.

“Over the last few years, Genetec has put a lot of effort into growing its global ANPR business through substantial R&D investment and in increased commercial focus. This has resulted in our Security Center AutoVu™ system becoming one of the most advanced ANPR solutions on the market,” said Stephan Kaiser, General Manager, AutoVu at Genetec.

“The global market revenues from sales of intelligent ANPR devices are forecast to reach $800 million by 2022 and increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.4%. Some of the key factors that will affect market growth include the need for increased privacy and strong data protection and an increased demand for ANPR solutions that integrate with access control technology,” said Anna Sliwon Research Analyst at IHS.

Genetec is well poised to meet these market challenges. The company takes privacy extremely seriously and follows Privacy-by-design principles, an engineering approach that calls for privacy to be taken into account throughout the whole engineering process. Security Center AutoVu™ is designed to help end users enforce local privacy laws as a default, helping protect the identities of all monitored vehicles and persons in live and recorded video—with data being immediately encrypted or deleted, as mandated by law.

Security Center AutoVu is also designed to be used as part of a unified security system including access control and video surveillance, allowing customer to use ANPR events to trigger actions and alarms across their entire security system. The Security Center platform allows them to investigate events across systems and provides unparalleled reporting capabilities.

According to IHS Markit (2017 Video Surveillance Market Share Database 2017 Access Control Intelligence Database, and 2018 ANPR & Detection Sensors Report) Genetec is the only security and public safety solutions developer to hold a top-10 global rankings across all physical security industry sectors including video management software (VMS), access control software, and automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) software.

Learn more about Genetec ANPR technology: https://resources.genetec.com/product-booklets/en-genetec-autovu-ip-license-plate-recognition

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company’s flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ANPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: www.genetec.com


The TagMaster Nominating committee for 2016 is confirmed

December 15, 2015



The TagMaster Nominating committee for the AGM in April 2016 has been confirmed. Gert Sviberg, the company’s biggest shareholder, will be its chairman. Further members are Tomas Brunberg and Didrik Hamilton as the next following biggest shareholders together with Gunnar Ek representing the smaller share holders and Rolf Norberg, chairman of the company. In addition Peter Ragnarsson has been invited as an adjoint member of the Nominating committee, being the fourth biggest owner and with just a few shares less than the third biggest owner. The latter has taken the initiative to this invitation.

A first meeting has been held today December 14 and the Nominating committee is planning for another one or two meetings before the AGM planned for April 28, 2016.

About TagMaster

TagMaster is an application driven technology company that designs and markets advanced identificationsystems and solutions based on radio & vision technology (RFID & ANPR) for demanding environments. Business areas include Traffic Solutions and Rail Solutions providing innovative mobility solutions, sold under the brands TagMaster & CitySync, in order to increase efficiency, security, convenience and to decrease environmental impact within Smart Cities. TagMaster has dedicated agencies in the US and in China and exports mainly to Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America via a global network of partners, systems integrators and distributors. TagMaster was founded in 1994 and has its headquarters in Stockholm. TagMaster is a public company and its shares are traded on First North stock exchange in Stockholm, Sweden.TagMasters certified advisor is Remium AB. For more information about TagMaster, please visit


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Rolf Norberg Tel +46 (0) 70-5937489