Automatic Number Plate Reader ANPR – LPR OCR ALPR

License Plate Recognition LPR OCR ALPR

We have a software solution for everything!

App Design’s proprietary Automatic Number Plate Reader ANPR  – LPR OCR ALPR has been specifically developed for use on iPhone’s and Android mobile devices.

App Design has spent considerable time researching and developing a mobile Automatic Number Plate Reader ANPR  – LPR software solution for iOS and Android devices.

We are one of only a handful of companies to have successfully achieved an Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) solution for iOS compatible devices with an accuracy of nearly 100% for Irish plates.

We have two types of ANPR libraries on offer:

  1. Automatic Library – User simply walks past the registration and the software automatically detects the registration.
  2. Verification Library – this is the current version used in a number of products and is the most widely used. In this version the User captures the plate, OCR converts to text and requires the User to Accept or Retake the ANPR result.

Automatic Library

License Plate Recognition uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on a captured image to detect the license plate of a vehicle.


An Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) software consists of five components:
appraisee ANPR
1)     Image Acquisition.

2)     License Plate Extraction.

3)     Character Segmentation.

4)     Optical Character Recognition.

5)     Data Access Model.


We develop solutions for a range of platforms including iOS and Android. Our product also allows you to store the data locally on the cache for offline use.


LPR is typically used by law enforcement agencies around to the world to identify vehicles in violation of traffic regulations such as: no insurance/ tax / speeding, average speed camera, etc.


ALPR is also used in car parks, motorways for automated toll-collection (M50 in Dublin, Ireland), security firms would use to track vehicles coming in and out of a premises etc.


If you are in the market for a mobile Automatic Number Plate Reader ANPR  – LPR OCR ALPR solution using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software get in touch for a free consultation to discuss options available.

For more information call:

+353 91 393 310 (from outside Ireland)

091 393 310 (from Ireland)