PlateSmart Named One of the Top 20 Software Developers in the Tampa Bay Area

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Tampa Bay Business Journal honors award-winning industry leader

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I firmly believe that because of companies like ours, our business community here in Tampa Bay has the potential to become one of the epicenters of the technology industry in the United States.

PlateSmart® is among the top 20 software developers in the Tampa Bay area in 2016, according to an annual list published by the Tampa Bay Business Journal in March. The list is one of many compiled by the Journal, which seeks to determine the hottest companies in the local business community for the purposes of sales and business research and as a service to job seekers.

PlateSmart is well known in the security industry as the leading provider of fixed-location Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) solutions as well as ALPR-based video analytics technology. The Company’s flagship solution, ARES™, is an enterprise grade end-to-end ALPR-based video analytics software suite for fixed cameras that has won multiple awards for excellence. This year, PlateSmart introduced PlateSmart Network™, an innovative solution for peer-to-peer sharing of ALPR capture data among ARES users, which was honored with a 2016 Platinum Govies award from Security Products magazine. The award was presented to PlateSmart at this year’s ISC West expo in Las Vegas.

The Tampa Bay Business Journal citation was recognized by no less than Florida Governor Rick Scott. In a congratulatory letter to PlateSmart CEO John Chigos, Scott wrote, “Floridians like you are helping make our state the best place in the world to raise a family, have a great career, and enjoy a life full of opportunity.” Chigos commented, “I’d like to thank The Tampa Bay Business Journal and Governor Scott for their recognition. PlateSmart has built its reputation on creating the most cost-effective and powerful ALPR-based video analytics solutions on the market, and we are only getting better. I firmly believe that because of companies like ours, our business community here in Tampa Bay has the potential to become one of the epicenters of the technology industry in the United States. We at PlateSmart will do our utmost to do our industry and our community proud by continuing to produce the cutting edge in video surveillance technology.”

Representatives of PlateSmart are currently at ISC West, where they are co-exhibiting with integration partner Samsung Techwin in Booth #14079. This year, the Company will be demonstrating some of its newest innovations, including PlateSmart Network and a new High-Definition ALPR engine.

About PlateSmart®
PlateSmart Technologies has developed the world’s first software-only Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) and video analytic solutions, which are compatible with both state-of-the-art and legacy cameras. PlateSmart offers both mobile and fixed ALPR and analytic solutions, which are designed either to function as stand-alone tools or to integrate with third-party software and hardware. ARES, PlateSmart’s enterprise ALPR-based analytic solution, provides real-time actionable intelligence with industry-leading accuracies and state jurisdiction recognition for complete situational awareness. PlateSmart’s solutions have been recognized as the most innovative and forward-thinking LPR technology by Frost and Sullivan.

DISCLAIMER: This press release may contain forward-looking statements and/or predictions. These statements are based on history, current knowledge, and current market conditions. They are subject to change without notice as conditions and knowledge change; therefore, undue reliance should not be placed on such statements.

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