Features     License Plate Recognition

In version FidPark-ANPR with automatic number plate recognition license plate is detected by special cameras and are used either as a complement to other means of identification (RFID, bar-code etc.), or just instead of these ones. This option sufficiently expands FidPark and FidPark+ features and makes the system more user-friendly. For example, there is a possibility of automatic payment of each parking space with bank card.

For efficient opertion of the system FidPark-ANPR it's upcoming implementatiom must be already provided at the design stage of parking lot.
ANPR as an additional feature
If ANPR option is used in addition to "traditional IDs", FidPark parking control system will get following features:
  • If a single-entrance customer paid for the parking using a barcode ticket, FidPark may recognise the LPN and open the exit barrier in "hands-free" mode, excluding  rear cases of recognition problems when it will be necessary to scan the ticket on exit.
  • The parking administrator may easily identify the entrance date/time of vehicle with given LPN, and calculate the real parking fee. This solves problems with clients, that declare  lost entrance ticket on long-term parkings.
  • Comparing of car LPNs on entrance and exit avoids leaving the parking on a car with another number, e.g. stealing cars from parking.
  • The clients with several cars on one subscription may register in FidPark all car LPNs.
  • ANPR-cameras between the parking zones of multizone parking allow to calculate the parking fees for real stay in each zone without any interzone terminals and barriers, For example, at multi-floor parking lots this feature with lower parking tariffs may stimulate the drivers to park their cars on the "far" floors.
  • Registered customers with mobile payments linked to their LPN can use the parking without walking to the cashier or cash machine. The parking fee will be charged automatically from the client’s mobile account.
  • The clients may book the parking on their smartphones and just enter the LPN instead of receiving and using a bar-coded event ticket.
  • It is possible to build parkings for registered clients without entrance & exit terminals. That may be very useful in the cities with tough rules and conditions related to real estate and ground works.
ANPR only - subscription clients

FidPark
system with ANPR as the only identification technology is best suited for non-public parkings and becomes more popular as the prices on cameras becomes lower. 

Here are the improved features of FidPark-ANPR only in addition to the list above : 
  • Eliminating of bar-coded paper tickets reduces costs of support & maintenance;
     
  • Full hands-free operation for the clients, no tickets and cards;
     
  • No antipassback problem of using one pass by several cars;
     
  • Registered customers with the account linked to their LPN can use the parking without spending time on payment. The parking fee will be charged automatically on exit;
     
  • The clients may book the parking via WEB just entering car LPN;
     
  • In case of on-street parking (without barriers), it is possible to arrange automatic registration of entrance & exit times, and generate appropriate reports/invoices to charge the customers.
ANPR only - occasional clients
Special attention in FidPark-ANPR was devoted to make this operation user-friendly, even in case if one or more LPN characters were wrongly recognised. Otherwise this operation may become time-consuming and stressfull, especially for clients that did not use touchscreen before. Otherwise number search procedure may take a long time and create stress for client - especially for paople who do not have experience with touch screens. In automatic-cashier unit client siply have to enter a few numbers of a license plate to select his car from list and make a payment fotr the parking. The same procedure is implemented in a cashiers program.