3M Traffic Safety and Security Division

Back Office Portal (PORTAL)

3M Public Safety released its Back Office Portal (PORTAL), an intuitive, web-enabled application that allows users to remotely access their entire pool of captured license plate data wherever internet connectivity is available. The new application further extends the existing capabilities of 3M Back Office System Software (BOSS), which recently received several upgrades. 

PORTAL is a unique product designed to stretch the alerting and investigative functionality of an entire ALPR deployment without the need to purchase additional ALPR hardware.  With PORTAL, an officer no longer needs to be driving an ALPR equipped cruiser in order to receive live hits. Instead, a user of the new application gains direct access into their local BOSS to receive near-real-time alerts from any number of deployed devices.  Individual users choose the specific device(s) or hotlist(s) from which they will receive alerts.  This allows for better allocation of resources while reducing the strain on BOSS administrator(s).

The modern, intuitive interface displays reads and alerts, including: license plate number, capturing device, time & date, and location.  Location is displayed as a GPS coordinate which links directly to a map view of that read.  

“ALPR systems are already known as a force multiplier,” said Amy Krueger, US Public Safety Marketer.  “With the addition of PORTAL, we’re minimizing the hardware investment, thus making it even easier to maximize this technology.”

The new application has already been field tested by multiple agencies, each of which experienced significant increases in convenience and extended functionality. 

More information: http://go.3M.com/ALPR

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