Posts Tagged ‘registration’

Our SFMTA Doesn’t Know How to Run MUNI, But: Presenting “SkyCop” Mobile License Plate Recognition Technology!

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Hey, SFMTA! Is this your new set of wheels? Oh it is? Well then, what are those attachment things on the roof detecting? Are they detecting a whole bunch of license plates? Well, good for you, SFMTA, good for you.

On McAllister Street during last night’s evening drive:

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OMG, it’s Automatic Number Plate Recognition in the 415! And these things are not just sitting fixed by the ballpark during the World Series, oh no, they’s everywhere.

If only MUNI and the streetcars worked as good as these Blue Crush SkyCop-type contraptions:

Anyway, last I saw, this white Chevrolet Uplander minivan was headed into the Fillmore to catch violators.

Hurray!

“Freaking trash! I wonder how much they owe? Most of them are on the run, not even using their social security numbers. If there was only a way to make them pay…”

All right, Repo Man, that’s enough,

O.K., all the deets. I hope our meter maids have all the features shown here:

License Plate Reader

SkyCop® – Mobile License Plate Recognition & Video Surveillance System Pan & Tilt LPR Unit with Thermal Imaging Camera and High Resolution Day / Night Camera Hideaway Touchscreen Radio System

The SkyCop ® Mobile License Plate Recognition & Video Surveillance System (MLPRV) is a complete License Plate Recognition System packaged in a platform to provide mobile, on the fly, license plate reading, video surveillance and analysis. The most advanced of its kind, the MLPRV system incorporates all of today’s advanced technologies to provide on board storage, and remote access for database updates, data offload, and video records retrieval. This technology allows officers to instantly check license plate information as they drive through their patrol areas. Information such as:

  • Improper Registration
  • People driving on revoked licenses
  • Stolen plates and/or stolen vehicles
  • stolen renewal decals
  • Outstanding Warrants
  • Actual vehicle registration info
  • Sex Offenders
  • Known Gangsters

All of this information is provided instantly to the officer while they operate their vehicle, without any user action.

Designed for use in Law Enforcement type vehicles the MLPRV system can also be used with SkyCop® Trailer units and other types of vehicles to increase access protection on a temporary basis for special events. All MLPRV systems provide advanced user friendly features such as the dash mount Touch Screen Control / View Panel with “quick touch” keys for preset positioning of the License Plate Reader and Video Cameras.

Complete with full Pan and Tilt capabilities users can position the License Plate Reader Module in any position desired for precision read areas. Five (5) preset positions are available for frequent positioning. In addition to control functions the dash mounted Touch Screen provides real-time read display and live video display information to the user. “Hot List(s)” information can be entered or imported into the on board computer system to provide flag and alert information to the operator for License Plates that have been designated as plates of interest through local and national databases. Other advanced options and features allow for full integration into other SkyCop® products such as Thermal Imaging Cameras and High Resolution Day / Night Cameras that can be mounted on the Pan & Tilt device. The MLPRV System can also monitor and control other citywide deployments of SkyCop Camera systems for advanced monitoring of a scene. Command Center can also display the MLPRV System while in operation.

Technical Information:

The MLPRV is a vehicle-mounted system for license plate image capture and video processing permitting autonomous operation (requiring no direct action of a user) to read license plates and match against various hot list of wanted vehicles.

The Mobile Video Surveillance Platform will record video and audio using H.264 compression and have the ability to
record up to eight (8) analog cameras for on board video and audio storage with remote streaming to a command center. The system will include a 7” In-Dash Touchscreen for control and monitoring. The License Plate Recognition System (LPR) will use dual-camera imaging (high-resolution cameras for license plate reading, secondary cameras for evidence gathering), GPS (with or without) moving map display, back-end evidence and reporting software, and a wireless communication capability for transferring data between the back-end and each mobile unit. The LPR and Video Surveillance system is mounted on a Pan & Tilt drive system and can be installed on the center light bar or other preferred areas. The LPR and Surveillance Cameras can be automatically positioned on all sides of the vehicle while in operation.

New Jersey Assemblywoman Wants Bicycle License Plates, Registration With DMV – How Would That Fly in the 415?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Answer: Not very well at all.

Anyway, Joisey might this a try ’cause, apparently, over there it’s illegal to ride your bike on sidewalks.

What an odd law!

Now, some towns in CA have bike registration schemes but only for the recovery of stolen bicycles. And we have statewide laws for safety ‘n stuff but those are more what you’d call guidelines than actual laws.

Looks like Junior will be the only guy in town with a bike license plate for a good long time:

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This is Your Last Chance to Register for the June 8th Election – Deadline is 8:00 PM Tonight

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Word comes from John Arntz, Director of the San Francisco Department of Elections:

Today is the last day to register to vote or change any registration information for the upcoming June 8, 2010 Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election. To facilitate last-minute registration, the Department of Elections will be open until 8 p.m. tonight to accept registration cards.”

So, maybe you’re not registered or maybe you’re registered not to your liking

Either way, act today.

Look how much fun the political process voting can be:

Anyway, choose or lose:

“SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2010 – Today is the last day to register to vote or change any registration information for the upcoming June 8, 2010 Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election. To facilitate last-minute registration, the Department of Elections will be open until 8 p.m. tonight to accept registration cards.

Ways to register to vote for before today’s deadline:

1. Download, complete and mail a Voter Registration Form from the Secretary of State’s website.

2. Visit any one of the following locations to pick up a form: post offices, public libraries, some City and County offices, or the Department of Motor Vehicles. Complete and mail the form today.

3. Come to the Department of Electionson the ground floor of City Hall. After 6 p.m., voters must enter City Hall through the front entrance on Polk Street (Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place).

All mailed registration forms must be postmarked with today’s date, May 24, for applicants to become eligible to vote in the June election.

More information on voter registration is available by visiting the Department’s website at www.sfelections.org or calling (415) 554-4411.

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375
www.sfelections.org

Now’s Your Chance to Register for the 2010 Kaiser Half Marathon & 5K in San Francisco

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Remember those New Year’s Resolutions? Cash them in at the 27th Annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K in Golden Gate Park on February 7th, 2010.

Online registration ends February 4th, but they might fill up before then.

See you there!

Running down Fell Street the wrong way looks like fun. As seen last year

2010 Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday, February 7, 2010   8:00 a.m.

Golden Gate Park JFK Drive – one block east of Stow Lake Drive
San Francisco , CA

Click here to register now!

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The Unregistered Lamborghinis of San Francisco County

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

The thing about San Francisco is that it’s crawling with oddly registered or unregistered exoticars. The kind of California license plates that come on Toyotas or Hondas seem to have a hard time sticking onto the rears of Ferraris and Lamborghinis in this town.

This aging Lambo Gallardo (the Spanish word gallardo translates into “gallant,” and from Italian into “striking”) typifies the breed. No license plates, but the infamous get-out-of-jail-free C.H.P. 11-99 Foundation license plate holder, well, natch, you’ve got to have one of those, right?

And the radar detector hanging in the windshield, that’s just the icing on the cake.

Zoom zoom.

The Republican Party of San Francisco Recruiting in Cow Hollow

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Everybody was all smiles at Union Street Festival‘s Republican Party ironing-board recruiting station the other day, believe it or not. (Some people call this area The Marina. Same deal.)

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Ain’t that America?