The ANPR Manager is Windows software application developed by Intertraff, for access control, car park management and traffic monitoring purposes.
As a number plate enters the field of view of the camera, the ANPR Manager performs instant recognition and creates an event log.
If a dual WalzCAM is installed, the system can record a colour overview image of the vehicle and driver as the plate is captured. It can trigger other security equipment such as barriers to allow access to known vehicles or send an Email/SMS message through GPRS modem/router to inform the Police about a stolen vehicle. The ANPR Manager can also be interfaced to a radar speed measurement device to associate the speed of the vehicle to the license plate reading. For the design of complex access control systems, the ANPR Manager can be interfaced with multiple RFID card readers.
The ANPR Manager database holds a list of number plates, and other details. Whenever the software reads a number plate, the database is checked to find a match and, if one is found, several actions are taken (such as raising a barrier, launching an alarm, sending a SMS etc). The database is also used to look up number plates when browsing records in Search menu.
You can Add, Search, Delete and Edit records held within the database file, set up barrier control options for specific records, and set access periods for each record, if desired.
The Search dialog (Main menu / Search) allows fast, easy searching of history files based on full/part plates, time and date ranges, etc and displays entries with any associated captured images. To search for a specific plate or plates, enter a registration plate or part of the registration plate in the Plate number (full/part) field. Arabic characters and right to left writing are also supported. The ANPR Manager database can be exported or imported using standard Microsoft Excel file formats (.XLSX or .CSV).
For each day of the week, different access periods, can be setup to grant/refuse access to a specific category. The list of Preset Schedule associated to a specific category is displayed in the Database menu so that each record can be associated to a particular preset schedule.
Intertraff ANPR Manager runs as a Windows Service and it does not need to be restarted manually when PC reboots. An internal monitoring application called ANPR Manager Watchdog, checks that all the ANPR Manager components are running, including cameras, informing the user if any system goes down. The Watchdog restarts any ANPR Manager sub-component, if that has closed unexpectedly.
Thanks to its Client / Server architecture, the information captured by several ANPR Manager installations, can be centralized on a unique Server via LAN, WAN or Internet. This requires the installation of Intertraff Plate Cloner Server software license on a separate computer. If the Server is in place, every ANPR Manager installation synchronizes its database to the Server DataBase (for further information see the Plate Cloner web page).
The ANPR Manager has been installed in nearly 50 different countries. To know the list of countries the software currently supports please check our ANPR Engine web page. Intertraff ANPR Manager runs Firebird, a rubust SQL relational database which can manage 1 million of records.
To enhance the license plate recognition, Intertraff recommends to use its WalzCAM Number Plate Capture Camera. There is no need to install a grabber card, if our WalzCAM plate recognition network camera is installed. The ANPR Manager supports up to four license plate cameras and four overview colour cameras.