WhipsysSpotter

WHIPSYS SPOTTER

Indoor location is usually based on permanent monitoring of a mobile element. This involves the deployment of an infrastructure with fixed sensors and mobile emitters that allows to know at all times where each element is on the map, which has a certain associated cost. However, in particular instances where it is not necessary to know where mobile assets are at all times, a reduced-cost solution can be adopted. In cases such as the occupation of parking spaces, we assume that it is enough to observe each place and discover which mobile element occupies it, not constantly following each vehicle. To do this, we deploy cameras that cover each place – cheaper than radio base stations – and read the license plate of the vehicle that occupies it -if it is the case- by means of OCR or ML recognition systems. With our solution, the infrastructure covers the customer’s need at a contained cost, as it removes the need for a car-tracking device installation.

The best camera harrdware

The best way to ensure an optimal result in license plate recognition is to take an image with the best available optics.

The best Indoor Positioning (IPS) Software

Our in-house developed architecture, centralized hub and user interface is designed to be fully integrated with the hardware and fully focused on the end user needs, so we can make it grow as we implement new requirements.

Why do you need to manage parking spaces? : Use cases

Information

If you provide free parking to your customers, it is essential to know the rotation and customs of use.

Rental

If your business is to rent vehicles, you will need to quickly know where your assets are, when they are used and where to maintain them.

Utilization

If you have a fleet of cars, the presence of the vehicles in the garage and compliance with the rules of use is part of its optimization. Summary reports will allow you to improve your operations.

Guidance

If you employ many drivers, the quick reporting of the location of the fleet cars is another element of speeding up the operation.

Billing

If you need to bill for occupancy according to the type of place or the type of vehicle, we can provide the information required.

What is WhipSys SPOTTER? Technical description

The approach is very simple: if we have a good input image, through the use of image geofences and license plate recognition, we can declare a busy or free point and record the occupant’s license plate.

The level of reliability that is applied in each project depends to a large extent on the needs of the client, so it is always a personalized job in terms of robustness, reliability of registration, cost of cameras and criticality of the data.

Not only is the system capable of declaring the presence of a vehicle based on the detection of a license plate: in case of using our camera deployment in another industry, it can be used to interpret the presence of categorical elements such as people, animals, etc. . The system is flexible, so you can launch actions to other systems using APIs to react according to the chosen parameters.

A deployed Spotter system generates data based on the accuracy, frequency and size of the installation. To guarantee a scaling of the workload, we perform the recognition work in the cloud, so the user network must be able to handle and upload data without problems.

For this, the task of network dimensioning during the planning phase is essential, as well as the decisions to use or not use the client’s own CPD to host the reading-coordination software.

Finally, the data collected must become a decision support report for the executives in charge of the operation; therefore, we implement a report server to create customized results, either from detailed records or an executive summary. For this task, the reporting system must be very flexible, capable of handling large amounts of data and be well integrated with the database that permanently records the incoming information of each label. We can work with you on a report design and build the entire system around it, if it is critical for your operations.