TDS ALPR Cloud Services

TDS has a suite of automated license plate reading technology developed over the last 12 years. TDS is pleased to offer automatic license plate reading (OCR) as a cloud based client service. Cloud services means services made available to users on demand via the Internet from a cloud computing provider's servers as opposed to being provided from a company's own local servers. Cloud services are designed to provide easy, scalable access to applications, resources and services, and are fully managed by a cloud services provider. Cloud computing provides all of its resources as services, and makes use of the well established standards and best practices gained in the domain of service oriented architecture to allow global and easy access to cloud services in a standardized way.

The main enabling technology for cloud computing is virtualization. Virtualization software separates a physical computing device into one or more "virtual" devices, each of which can be easily used and managed to perform computing tasks. With operating system level virtualization essentially creating a scalable system of multiple independent computing devices, idle computing resources can be allocated and used more efficiently. Virtualization provides the agility required to speed up IT operations, and reduces cost by increasing infrastructure utilization. Autonomic computing automates the process through which the user can provision resources on-demand. By minimizing user involvement, automation speeds up the process, reduces labor costs and reduces the possibility of human errors.

A cloud service dynamically scales to meet the needs of its users, and because the service provider supplies the hardware and software necessary for the service, there's no need for a company to provision or deploy its own resources or allocate IT staff to manage the service. Committing to a cloud computing provider can result in significant cost savings and more streamlined, flexible operations. Furthermore there is no data storage associated with the cloud other than the record number, the extracted license number, the original image, the time that the image was received and the time when the result was transmitted to the client. As a result there are no privacy issues with the cloud application and the actual detailed data relative to the location and time of the image capture are not available through the cloud and the security of the actual event can never be compromised.

A dashboard can be provided to allow the client to view the images and the results of the character recognition process. User authentication is provided to protect the data from everyone except for those who are authorized to do so.

These services are available on a per transaction basis or on a monthly license per user with a maximum number of transactions per month. Please contact us for detailed pricing and compatibility with your image properties.