OLDSMAR Ė PlateSmart Technologies announced today that Port Tampa Bay has implemented its ARES enterprise license plate recognition solution as another tool to enhance port security.
The ARES software will provide Port Tampa Bay with constant data regarding all vehicles entering and leaving certain facilities, as well as analytic features to help security personnel detect suspicious vehicle activity. With ARES in place, Port security staff will have real-time situational awareness and solid evidence for forensic investigations.
Port Tampa Bay, the largest port in the state of Florida, is one of the busiest in the country, providing service to luxury passenger liners as well as freighters and tankers containing many tons of cargo on a daily basis. Additionally, the port has a number of ship repair facilities. With so much to oversee, the Port Authority chose the ARES solution from PlateSmart as the best tool to help protect port interests and streamline security processes.
ARES, which garnered PlateSmart the 2013 Technology Innovation Leadership in License Plate Recognition Award from Frost & Sullivan, is already in use by other high-security clients such as the Naval Criminal Investigative Service of the U.S. Navy.