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Rekor Launches Mobile App, Turning Smartphones Into AI-Powered Vehicle Recognition Devices for Commercial Users

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Rekor Lauches Mobile App, Brings ALPR To Smart Phones

Rekor Go brings vehicle recognition to any mobile phone.
Rekor Go brings vehicle recognition to any mobile phone.
Rekor Go brings vehicle recognition to any mobile phone.

COLUMBIA, Md., Dec. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rekor Systems, Inc., (REKR) (“Rekor”) (the “Company”) a Maryland-based company providing real-time roadway intelligence through AI-driven decisions, today announced the launch of Rekor Go, an application that brings the power of accurate vehicle recognition to the mobile devices of a broad array of commercial users.

The app turns a smartphone into a handheld tool that identifies vehicles and license plates. The user receives instant confirmation when the data matches a customer generated “hotlist” record.

Rekor Go does not need to continuously connect and stream to the cloud, enabling operations in areas where Wi-Fi or cellular service is limited or unreliable. It captures data on the move, operating in real-time on a live video stream. Identified plates are instantly compared to a user-generated list, shortening the time from capture to insight and issuing an audible and haptic alert.

The Rekor Go app comes with a number of additional features, including:

  • On device management – Users can manage alerts directly through the mobile app by entering license plate information directly or uploading a list. Within the application, users can also capture and review images of all reads and export data using native phone capabilities.

  • On device storage – Rekor Go stores 30 days of images and metadata, and gives users full and complete access to the data.

  • Export capability-- The export tool creates a .csv read file that can be downloaded and shared.

  • Alerts for license plates of interest – Manage alerts directly through the mobile app by entering license plate information or by uploading a list through the application or companion website.

  • Companion website– The Rekor Go companion website allows the user to create and upload bulk lists, differentiating between Allowed and Not Allowed plates.

“This is a remarkable achievement for Rekor,” said Robert Berman, president and CEO, Rekor. “It’s the first on-device mobile app that delivers AI-powered vehicle recognition capabilities directly into users’ hands. Rekor Go can alert campus safety officers to vehicles of interest, whether it’s associated with criminal activity, a protective order, or a recently terminated employee. It can be used by event staff to track VIP arrivals, identify a vehicle’s location for asset recovery, and validate vehicles that are parked in restricted access lots, even in a parking garage where Wi-Fi or cell phone service is limited. Our price point makes this technology accessible for many businesses, and we anticipate adding capabilities over time.”

Rekor Go can help schools make student pick-up lines frictionless and more secure, facilitate parking supervision for homeowners’ associations, and help streamline event parking management.

Rekor offers a two-week free trial of the full application. Separately, users can try the mobile app before purchasing by using a ‘playground’ that allows users to capture images of license plates and receive digital feedback, including the alphanumeric plate read.

Available to both iOS and Android users, Rekor Go is available for purchase and download through both the App Store and Google Play. The $9.99 per month price of the application includes read and image storage on-device for 30 days as well as access to the companion site for simplified hotlist management. For a discount, users can choose a yearly contract for $89.99. Visit https://www.rekorgo.com to learn more or view an informational video here.

Rekor Blue, a vehicle recognition smartphone application for law enforcement customers, will be released during the first half of 2021. The application will synchronize with existing Rekor platforms and allow video and image capture at much higher speeds. More details will be released in the first part of the new year.

About Rekor Systems, Inc.

Rekor (Nasdaq: REKR) is a Maryland-based company providing real-time roadway intelligence through AI-driven decisions. Rekor provides commercial and government customers with actionable, real-time vehicle recognition data to enable informed decisions to be made faster and provide better outcomes. Rekor is transforming industries like Public Safety, Customer Experience and Smart Cities in more than 70 countries across the globe with smarter, quicker, cost-competitive vehicle recognition solutions for security, revenue discovery and recovery, public safety, electronic toll collection, brand loyalty, parking operations, logistics, and traffic management. We use the power of artificial intelligence to analyze video streams and transform them into AI-driven decisions by our clients. Our machine learning software can turn most IP cameras into highly accurate and affordable vehicle recognition devices used to help protect lives, increase brand loyalty and enhance operations and logistics, without the need to install expensive new infrastructure. We make what was once considered impossible, possible. To learn more please visit our website: https://rekor.ai.

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A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/afff4ec4-d4f3-4f24-b08c-e50a8dfcfc0f

A video accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7ac58cfa-7faf-40db-bdb3-3e1fe09a1513

CONTACT: Media Contact: Emily Burdeshaw REQ for Rekor Systems eburdeshaw@req.co Investor Contact: Charles Degliomini Rekor Systems, Inc. ir@rekor.ai