Disruptive Artificial Intelligence-Based Software Application Enables Automated License Plate Reading Using Nearly Any IP Camera System
CHANTILLY, VA / ACCESSWIRE / September 20, 2018 / Novume Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVMM) a holding company that integrates technology and human capital to solve complex client challenges in today’s world, announced today that effective September 17, 2018, it entered into a binding letter of intent with OpenALPR Technology, Inc. (OpenALPR). The letter of intent sets forth the parties’ intent for Novume to acquire the assets of OpenALPR. OpenALPR is a privately-held Boston, Massachusetts-based company that is internationally recognized as a leading provider of automated license plate reader (LPR) technology used by both law enforcement and commercial clients.
Brekford Traffic Safety, Inc. (Brekford), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novume, has been working with OpenALPR since February 2018 to incorporate OpenALPR’s technology into Brekford’s products and services. Brekford is a leading public safety service provider.
OpenALPR’s software is currently running on over 2,000 cameras, capturing millions of license plates per day, that are operated by more than 400 clients in over 20 countries. Recent OpenALPR assignments include incorporating its software with approximately 1,000 fixed cameras as part of a city-wide surveillance project in one of Mexico’s largest urban areas. OpenALPR’s software is also being piloted for use by one of the world’s largest fast food companies to enhance their customers’ drive-thru experience. A Fortune 20 company is also evaluating the software to streamline logistics by matching tractor and trailer license plates as shipments move between the client’s distribution centers.
This transaction is subject to closing conditions, including satisfactory completion of due diligence, entry into definitive agreements, approval of the transaction by Novume’s board of directors and consummation of a financing transaction.
“OpenALPR is a game changer within the LPR industry, providing unparalleled accuracy of reads not only for license plates, but also instantaneous identification of vehicle make, model and color. More importantly, it can be deployed to work with existing camera technology infrastructures in both law enforcement and commercial channels,” said Robert Berman, Novume’s CEO.
Matt Hill, OpenALPR’s CEO, said “We’re enthusiastic to join forces with Novume in expanding their law enforcement and government support capabilities. OpenALPR delivers best-in-class solutions for LPR, by leveraging dramatic advancements in artificial intelligence-based software development. We are also excited about LPR growth potential in commercial channels such as private security, logistics, and retail, where we have recently made some significant inroads.”
Rod Hillman, Brekford’s President, said “OpenALPR has proven to be the perfect fit for our Argos Guardian Move Over Camera™ and has important applications for our installed base of automated speed and red-light camera systems in the US and Canada.”
The acquisition is also expected to provide applications for other Novume subsidiaries. “Equally exciting is the potential for the existing business development units within our subsidiaries to offer OpenALPR’s technology and solutions to a wide variety of government, private industry and education clients and to take advantage of OpenALPR’s proven capabilities in the area of artificial intelligence. We are thrilled to integrate the OpenALPR team within the Novume family of companies,” said Berman.
Additional information regarding the transaction is available in our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on September 20, 2018, which is available on the SEC Filings page of the Novume website.
About OpenALPR Technology, Inc.
OpenALPR builds software that 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’s software can identify in real time vehicle license plate data, color, make, model and body type.
About Novume Solutions, Inc.
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