Security on U.S.-Canadian Border Increases with New and Additional License Plate Reader Technology

    Perceptics Announces LPR Contract Award and Initial Successful
Installations of Canadian Integrated Primary Inspection Line Program

    KNOXVILLE, TENN., September 25 /CNW/ - Canada will expand and update
technology that provides automated reading and instant database checking of
vehicle license plates entering from the United States, adding to ongoing
efforts to strengthen security along the border, combat terrorism and
organized crime, and enhance the flow of trade.

    Perceptics, LLC, a security and traffic management company based in
Knoxville, Tenn., said today that it has received a contract award with the
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to upgrade technology and equip
additional inbound traffic lanes for its Integrated Primary Inspection Line
Highway License Plate Reader (LPR) program. This contract and partnership with
the CBSA and Canada Revenue Agency provide Canadian Customs officers with LPR
systems that allow real-time queries to databases containing important and
necessary information to secure Canada's borders.

    Perceptics will execute a large-scale replacement of the LPR equipment
used in Canada's Primary Automated Lookout System at border crossings as a
part of the broad Canadian government Integrated Primary Inspection Line
program. The new LPR equipment will correctly read the license plate number --
including stacked characters common on commercial plates -- and identify the
province/state of origin on at least 95 percent of vehicles with a rear
license plate, compress the image, and display important information instantly
for the Border Services officers. Vehicles with a clear record of lawful trade
and travel will go through quickly; vehicles of concern can be detained for
proper clearance. The Perceptics LPR system uniquely captures the state and
province identification, supports the addition of any new license plate
designs from either country and meets CBSA authentication and authorization
requirements. Important to the Canadian/American cold weather border climate,
the LPR operates in temperatures ranging from -30(degrees)C to +50(degrees)C
keeping the technology working effectively in the cold weather. Perceptics
will also provide 24/7 customer service help desk support to keep these
systems operational.

    "Canada's CBSA is committed to investing in a smart, secure border," said
Guy Lalonde, IT Director of CBSA's People Systems Divisions. "This significant
upgrade to the Perceptics LPR systems will help facilitate the smooth flow of
legitimate trade and travel, while keeping our border secure. This initiative
will support our national security and public safety priorities. The new and
additional LPR equipment will contribute to our ability to ensure the security
and prosperity of Canada by managing the access of people and goods to and
from Canada."

    "The US / Canada borders are very important gateways for tourism and
commercial trade between the two countries and Perceptics is proud and pleased
to provide state-of-the-art LPR equipment and technology to the front line
officers at the border," said John Dalton, president of Perceptics. "The
officers will receive reliable, verifiable and easy-to-use information
immediately from the LPR systems. Their use of this technology is critical in
their daily fight to keep the borders secure. We are delighted to be their
partners and their preferred vendor to date, and we look forward to a
successful execution of this project and others in the future."

    About Perceptics

    Perceptics, LLC, the world's leading National Border Security and Traffic
Management company, offers customers innovative and customized imaging
technology solutions from a single source. With an excellent track record of
proven performance in these most demanding applications and industries for 28
years, Perceptics leads the industry in providing port, border, container, and
transportation lane security solutions to a variety of commercial, federal,
and government agencies. Approximately 1,000 national border LPR lanes are in
operation at sites throughout the world, including in the United States along
the borders with Canada and Mexico, as well as at military bases, private
factories and other facilities, special events, airports, embassies,
government buildings, law enforcement facilities, and by law enforcement
officers in the field. Perceptics also offers an Under Vehicle Inspection
System, which complements the LPR system with a safe, rapid, and thorough
method of examining the undercarriages of vehicles. Perceptics is committed to
continued research and development providing systems with high levels of
accuracy and durability while maintaining the flexibility to incorporate new
features and enhancements. Along with system technologies, Perceptics also
provides project management, technical expertise and customer-service programs
aimed at exceeding the customer's expectations. Please visit


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For further information: Perceptics, LLC Eric Whittington, 210-227-0221
ext. 239 or Joel Williams, 210-227-0221 ext. 231

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