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License Plate Recognition vs. Vehicle Recognition: Understanding the Similarities and Differences

These days, vehicle recognition and license plate recognition (LPR) are sometimes used interchangeably. In either case, users gather data when a vehicle passes a surveillance camera. That data, however, is quite different in either case as are the applications – although there is some overlap.

Strictly speaking, LPR focuses only on extracting data from the vehicle’s license plate. At its most rudimentary, an LPR solution will capture the alphanumeric data that makes up the main portion of the license plate. This is often done using basic optical character recognition (OCR), in which the software simply “reads” the alphanumeric characters. 

For many applications, this simple approach fits the bill. Vehicle access control, for instance, can be automated with this approach, particularly when there is a known quantity of vehicles with no risk of plate duplication. The camera sees the plate and sends the image to the LPR software, which reads the characters. If the character string is in the database of approved vehicles, the LPR software triggers a gate to open. Such an approach can also work for site security in which an alert is sent if the LPR software detects plate characters on a hotlist – perhaps one associated with a disgruntled former employee.

In any case, the solution’s benefits include cost-effectiveness, as the computing requirements are minimal and almost any IP camera capable of providing a clear plate image will do.

What about situations, though, in which it’s necessary to read the alphanumeric characters and the plate jurisdiction? Maybe you want to track where vehicles are coming from for marketing purposes. Perhaps you want to be able to enhance security by using both the plate and jurisdiction data as factors for vehicle access. In such cases, artificial intelligence (AI) must come into play. 

Built into the LPR software, AI is used to determine what jurisdiction issued the plate. It does this by analyzing certain aspects of the plate that are consistently used in a particular jurisdiction. This might be a logo or other artwork, for example. Many current LPR solutions have AI embedded in them to provide this functionality, as it provides room for growth as needs change.

This type of AI-enabled LPR solution can suit a variety of applications:

  • Site security in both the public and private sectors
    • Government facilities
    • Military bases
    • Commercial facilities
    • Retail sites
  • Traffic monitoring and security at airports and similar high-traffic locations
  • Security in residential communities
  • Toll plazas

The benefits of such LPR solutions typically require additional computing power to accommodate the AI. This could mean having to make investments in new computer hardware. Cameras specifically designed for LPR applications may also be required, particularly those capable of reading plates at night.

The most sophisticated use cases, however, call for vehicle data that comes from more than just the license plate. Consider citywide surveillance and law enforcement applications, for instance. Requests for law enforcement officers (LEOs) to “be on the lookout” – a “BOLO” – include more than just plate characters and jurisdiction. They also ask officers to look for particular vehicle makes and colors. Such applications are beyond even the most advanced LPR solutions. They require vehicle recognition solutions (VRS).

VRS builds upon LPR technology by expanding the capabilities of the embedded AI so that it can also identify vehicle features such as color, make, and even model. When deployed on a large scale, such as throughout cities, counties, or states, VRS can monitor dozens – even hundreds – of camera feeds for the right combination of plate and vehicle information. It can deploy alerts within seconds of positively identifying a vehicle so that LEOs can take immediate action.

This kind of advanced technology requires the most computing power, particularly when deployed across large numbers of cameras. They tend to be quite scalable, however, requiring only additional cameras and computer hardware as needs grow.

Deciding which approach is best for your application requires a professional to help you determine the scope of the project. Contact your omniQ sales representative. They will be happy to assist you in figuring out what LPR solution or VRS is best for your specific use case.

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Key Factors to Consider When Selecting Your Access Control System.

What do borders, gated communities, parking lots, corporate facilities, mixed-use properties, schools, & universities all have in common?

The undebatable need for effective Access Control.

Access Control systems aren’t “one size fits all”. Here are a few key factors to consider when deciding the most efficient way to manage your area.

  1. Does it require key cards or hangtags? If the answer is yes, there is added risk and complications that happen frequently and cost more money. Example lost key cards are expensive to replace & inconvenient to scan in inclement weather. The most ideal system uses the employee, student, or residence vehicle to grant access.
  2. Are scheduling features available? With powerful scheduling features, an access control system allows you to grant access to certain people for specific days and times, as well as for specific lots.
  3. Does it thoroughly log dates & times of arrivals and departures? Is it backed by video footage? A person’s access to a specific area during an incident will be visible to you in the event of an accident or theft. In addition to just securing the area, this feature is useful for gathering information on who enters and exits, when, and how often.
  4. Will it alert authorities if a criminal or black-listed patron attempts to gain access to the premises? Unwanted visitors can often pose a significant threat. Whether it’s a terrorist at the border, a disgruntled employee bent on revenge or an on the run criminal, etc… Proactive security measures should be in place to quickly address the issue & eliminate potential disasters.
  5. Is it easy to use, reliable, and credible? If it isn’t easy to use, durable, reliable, & accurate; You’re throwing money down the drain. Systems like omniQ’s AI-based Qshield & PERCS are easy to use and backed with a guarantee of accuracy.

We hope this list gives you a comprehensive and unique understanding of the most important factors to consider when deciding on the best system that fits your individual needs. If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out. Our team of dedicated experts is ready to help! safety@omniq.com

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omniQ’s AI-Based Vehicle Recognition Technology to Be Installed in an Additional City in Georgia Following  Recent Success in Adrian, Georgia.

  • Deal made after omniQ’s Q Shield™ assisted in Police Investigation activities in the city of Adrian.
  • Business model based on recurring revenue share with city’s authorities,  including issuing  citations for expired registrations as well as uninsured motorists.  
  • While keeping the streets safe, AI -Based Q Shield™ will assist the city to identify and issue timely information and alerts to local Police departments for vehicles on a law enforcement wanted list or involved in criminal activity
  • OMNIQ’s AI-based machine vision VRS solution uses patented Neural Network algorithms that imitate human brains for pattern recognition and decision-making
  • More than 17,000 OMNIQ’s AI based machine vision sensors are installed worldwide, including approximately 7,000 in the U.S. among others in JFK, La Guardia, Newark, Miami, LAX and other international airports for Automation of Parking and in sensitive areas in the Middle East for terror prevention.

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OMNIQ Corp. (NASDAQ: OMQS) (“OMNIQ” or “the Company”), a provider of Supply Chain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions, today announced that after the successful deployment of Q Shield™ vehicle recognition systems (VRS) technology in the City of Adrian, Georgia and its cloud based citation management platform to identify any vehicle driving through the city which is on a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data base or the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Database (GBI Database) and issue citations to scofflaws driving through the city with an expired registration or no insurance  it is now set to deploy Q Shield in  another Georgia city.

The AI-based machine vision VRS solution uses patented Neural Network algorithms that imitate human brains for pattern recognition and decision-making. More than 17,000 OMNIQ AI based machine vision sensors are installed worldwide, including approximately 7,000 in the U.S. Based on superior accuracy and patented features like identification of make and color combined with superior accuracy based on the sophisticated algorithm and machine learning that largely depends on accumulated data provided by thousands of sensors already deployed.

Q Shield, OMNIQ’s VRS solution will be installed in 3 different sites resulting in 9 lanes throughout the city to capture vehicle data, including license plate number, color, make, and model efficiently and accurately. Q Shield’s technology will also be used to provide local law enforcement with timely alerts for any vehicle on a federal, state, and local law enforcement wanted list in addition to enforcing the violations above”.

“Our AI Based public safety solution is deployed in sensitive areas worldwide, including Israel and the US. We are excited that following our successful deployments, we are able to provide our machine vision VRS technology to benefit the citizens of yet another city in Georgia improving  public safety and law enforcement, ” said Shai Lustgarten, CEO of OMNIQ.

About OMNIQ Corp.

OMNIQ Corp. provides computerized and machine vision image processing solutions that use patented and proprietary AI technology to deliver data collection, real-time surveillance and monitoring for supply chain management, homeland security, public safety, traffic & parking management, and access control applications. The technology and services provided by the Company help clients move people, assets, and data safely and securely through airports, warehouses, schools, national borders, and many other applications and environments.

OMNIQ’s customers include government agencies and leading Fortune 500 companies from several sectors, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since 2014, annual revenues have grown to more than $50 million from clients in the USA and abroad.

The Company currently addresses several billion-dollar markets, including the Global Safe City market, forecast to grow to $29 billion by 2022, and the Ticketless Safe Parking market, forecast to grow to $5.2 billion by 2023. For more information, visit www.omniq.com.

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University Parking Shouldn’t Be a Nightmare

“I transferred to a smaller college after I failed my test & was forced to retake the entire class. Why did I fail? Even though I showed up an hour before my exam I couldn’t find a parking spot. I had to park several blocks away & although I sprinted the whole way there, I didn’t make it in time & my professor wouldn’t let me in to take the final! The parking at a less popular school is the reason I switched.” 

These are the words of an upset student. Parking management at colleges and universities is the number 1 student complaint. Indeed, Los Angeles Times reported in 2015 that parking on U.S. college campuses has been a problem since the 1950s. So, How can these complaints be resolved? Is there any modern solution that could turn all these bad reviews into good ones? omniQ believes their product could do just that. 

omniQ utilizes artificial intelligence & License plate recognition technology to revolutionize parking. Our all-in-one parking solution benefits both the student and the university. 

How our solution works:

  • Permitting goes virtual allowing students to purchase permits for specific lots on specific dates throughout the semester. This customization makes it easy for permitting to match their unique needs. There are no physical tags placed in the vehicle. They simply register their license plate online. 
  • Ticketless ingress & egress means students are able to get in and out faster than ever before. Our license plate recognition software is able to detect the vehicles virtual permit in less than 100 milliseconds. In some cases, entry and exit was reduced from 1 minute to 3 seconds per vehicle.
  • Students are able to check parking availability per lot before they arrive, streamlining the parking process and alleviating uncertainty prior to arrival. 
  • omniQ’s patented parking enforcement system PERCS centralizes all aspects of parking into one system making enforcement, citations, revenue, & collection simplified and easy to use. Most of our customers report this system paid for itself in as little as one year. 

In conclusion, our system creates happier students & more revenue for universities & colleges, an ultra-modern win-win solution.  

Give us a call today or request a demo from our parking expert Connor Sheil via email at csheil@omniq.com. 

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Zebra Technologies Solutions For Traceability, Automation, and Visual Inspection

OmniQ has partnered with Zebra Technologies for their Traceability, Automation and Visual Inspection solutions. There’s always a drive to improve efficiency, traceability, and quality in any manufacturing, logistics, or packaging operation. But achieving it can be difficult. Especially when industrial automation technologies for fixed industrial scanning or machine vision inspections are often complicated and hard to deploy, configure and manage.

Fortunately, things have changed dramatically with Zebra’s introduction of an entirely new portfolio of fixed industrial scanners and machine vision cameras. Not only are they powerful in terms of their scanning and inspection capabilities, but they’re fast and simple to set up and use.

As a leader in data capture technologies since 1969, Zebra has always pushed the limits of what’s possible in tracking, traceability, and industrial automation. But its new Fixed Industrial Scanning (FIS) and Machine Vision (MV) devices have completely transformed industrial automation and inspection with simplicity and flexibility.

Zebra’s newest industrial automation devices are dual-purpose solutions that provide both fixed scanning and machine vision imaging capabilities. Besides, they combine with Zebra’s super-simple yet powerful Aurora software to help companies achieve track-and-trace, automate processes, and visual inspections on day one.

Zebra Fixed Industrial Scanning Features

With Zebra’s fixed industrial scanners, you can easily install them on production and conveyor lines or any other part of manufacturing and logistics operations. Furthermore, these small devices fit almost anywhere. Even dimensions as tiny as 1” H x 2” D x 1.7” W and 25.4 mm x 51.0 mm x 43.0 mm fit.

Despite their small size, Zebra’s FIS devices pack tremendous scanning capabilities and speed into a rugged device built for tough environments. Zebra’s fixed scanners can capture virtually any 1D or 2D barcode, digital part mark (DPM), or OCR text.

They’re also equipped with lensing, lighting, and fully customizable focal lengths, read ranges, and other options to ensure flawless data capture. Even in tough lighting conditions, tight spaces, or when parts, products, or packages are on the move, you get first-time and trusted decode performance.

Zebra’s PRZM Intelligent Imaging ensures amazingly reliable data capture by extending read ranges and focal distances while allowing larger fields of view. Zebra’s ImagePerfect+ settings will also enable you to adjust focus, exposure gain, and lighting to get exactly the results you need.

Benefits of Zebra’s Fixed Industrial Scanning for Industrial Automation

Are you scanning tiny barcodes on circuit board subassemblies, DPMs on curved or reflective surfaces? Or even damaged or poorly printed barcodes that are moving fast on conveyor belts? Zebra’s scanning technology can handle even the most difficult applications and delivers impeccable results.

For example, you can scan barcodes, DPMs, or OCR text to identify and trace parts or finished goods moving on conveyors. This feature will allow you to validate that the correct parts or products are being used to ensure compliance. You can also use Zebra FIS devices for robotic packaging and palletization by routing products through a conveyor to specific diverter lines.

Zebra’s hardware and software give you a huge amount of flexibility for different applications, even if you have demanding and custom requirements. Using Zebra’s Aurora software and built-in tools makes configuration as simple as clicking a few sliders and radio buttons. In addition, you can use the account for a wide array of application factors such as:

  • Barcode size and type
  • Barcode colors
  • Available light
  • Scanning distance and angle
  • The number of barcodes (you can scan up to 16 at once!)
  • Read surface area
  • Available space.
Zebra Machine Vision Cameras help with industrial automation

Zebra Machine Vision Cameras

One of the great things about Zebra’s new platform is that its devices are all dual-purpose. Besides, with a simple software license upgrade, you can convert any of its fixed scanners into a machine vision camera. There’s no additional hardware or software to buy, deploy or configure.

With Zebra’s imaging technology, you can automate visual inspections and automatically check parts, labels, or finished products against specifications. You’ll be able to confirm whether correct parts are being used or installed in finished goods. Assemblies or subassemblies will validate that key production processes have been completed, and they’ll also automate component or product counts.

Furthermore, you can use Zebra MV cameras for a wide range of applications, including

  • Label quality inspection
  • Package seal inspection
  • Bottle cap inspection
  • Foreign material or contaminant detection
  • Cosmetic defect detection
  • Case code reading
  • Assemble and kitting checks
  • Much more.

Zebra’s sophisticated and automated image analysis allows you to inspect captured images by:

  • Measurement
  • Defect analysis
  • Pattern matching
  • OCR text recognition

It’s a great way to reduce the time, labor, and potential errors that are frequently a problem with manual visual inspections. And you can improve product quality almost overnight. Zebra’s hardware and software make it incredibly easy to get up and running.

Simplifying Setup and Integration

Many companies who use or have tried to use fixed scanning and machine vision solutions have often been frustrated. Reasons for frustration include how complex solutions are to deploy, how outdated and clunky the required software is, and the limitations of different hardware.

Sometimes it takes an entire patchwork of solutions to get your desired results, as well as the whole process is a big headache. But Zebra has swept away all the headaches and hassles with a superior hardware platform. With modern and intuitive software, its design is based on the input given by real users.

There were three things that customers told Zebra they really wanted when it came to fixed scanning and machine vision. Zebra’s solutions deliver on all three:

1. Easy to set up

With Zebra’s devices, there’s just one software platform for both fixed scanning and machine vision. And it doesn’t take days or weeks to set up, configure and deploy your jobs.

Setting up your jobs and devices is as automated and user-friendly as possible. With out-of-the-box hardware, intuitive software sliders, radio buttons for adjustments, and tutorials and videos to walk you through the whole process.

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced user who needs quick access to powerful customization and controls, it’s all available at your fingertips. You’re just a few clicks away! 

2. Easy to deploy

Zebra’s FIS and MV solutions are designed for out-of-the-box simplicity and flexibility. Like this, you can install your devices where you need them and configure them with automated programming tools. You’ll start getting trusted decoding performance and visual inspection results within no time.

3. Easy to integrate

Zebra’s devices come with all the built-in network protocols you need to easily integrate your devices with any common PLC or host system, including:

  • USB-C, Serial or Ethernet communication
  • Support for Ethernet IP, ProfiNet, CC-Link, ModBus and TCP/IP
  • Fully customizable I/O
  • Multiple ways to connect to power via 24VDC, USB-C or PoE.

You can also seamlessly integrate Zebra MV devices with third-party software applications and systems such as your MES or ERP.

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Where to Learn More About Zebra FIS and MV Solutions

To learn more about traceability, industrial automation processes, and visual inspections with Zebra’s FIS and MV solutions, visit our solution page now. Download a complete brochure and access videos and other quick references.

You can also contact our team at OmniQ to get answers to your questions and arrange a discovery call. Call us now at 1-800-242-7272 or email us through our website.

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Capturing Machine Vision Images with Zebra Machine Vision Cameras

OmniQ has partnered with Zebra Technologies for their groundbreaking new fixed industrial scanning (FIS) and machine vision (MV) solutions. Both are helping many companies worldwide automate their traceability, processes, and visual inspections. We’ll take a look at Zebra Machine Vision solutions in particular. We’ll go through: 

  • The easy steps to connect Zebra’s devices to other networks, systems, or hardware
  • How you can capture images, and
  • How to set up your MV cameras and jobs with Zebra’s efficient yet straightforward software

So, let’s jump in and take a look at how it all works.

What Zebra Machine Vision Can Do

Zebra’s MV cameras are part of an entirely new platform for both fixed industrial scanning and machine vision. Do you want both capabilities from the same hardware? With a simple software license upgrade, you’ll be able to unlock machine vision imaging with your fixed scanning device.

Furthermore, with Zebra’s MV devices, you can automatically capture and analyze images. The devices are sophisticated yet easy-to-configure tools for visual inspections. You can automate checks of label quality, packaging, and package seals or bottle caps. You can also automatically detect foreign materials, contamination, or cosmetic defects. Zebra MV cameras can also perform assembly and kiting checks to ensure the correct parts or components are included. You’ll also be able to verify process step completion as well.

It all happens with Zebra’s out-of-the-box hardware and easy-to-use Aurora software. They both deliver a complete set of powerful image configuration and analysis tools. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s included.

1. ImagePerfect

In addition to the above, Zebra’s ImagePerfect can capture up to 16 different images of a single target. Each of them have its own image settings and there are multiple exposure settings for targets that require different lighting. There are also multiple focus plane settings for objects at various distances.

2. AutoTune

Zebra’s Autotune feature allows your machine vision cameras to automatically and accurately adjust focus, exposure, and illumination.

3. Object Locate

With optimized settings, regardless of the orientation, position, or other variances, you’ll be able to locate objects right out of the box quickly. 

4. QuickDraw

Zebra’s QuickDraw feature allows you to draw a box around the area you want to inspect, right on the image. As a result, you’ll be able to choose and configure your image capture tool.

5. Illumination

Zebra’s built-in internal illumination options include blue, white, red, infrared (IR), and multi-color. Moreover, external illumination options include front, back, and low-angle illumination.

6. Lensing and Optics

Much like contact lenses, lensing options include flexible liquid lenses that sit in a liquid. This enables you to change focus quickly with a small current. C-mount lenses are also available for mechanical adjustments, with a wide array of options for virtually any use case.

7. Filters

Bandpass/block filters allow you to control the wavelengths of light that reach your camera sensor. As a result, you can enable narrow bands of wavelengths to pass through or block out significant sections of the light spectrum.

8. Polarizers

Polarizers allow you to capture important details about objects. This includes surface roughness, scratches, dents, stress, and other potential issues. They can also be used to achieve ideal lighting conditions for inspecting objects that are shiny, curved, or have reflective surfaces. Polarizers do this by controlling the light orientation, therefore it only allows light oscillating in a particular direction to pass through.

9. Resolution

Zebra’s MV cameras offer a wide range of resolutions with sensors ranging from 1 to 5 megapixels. 

Connecting To a Zebra Machine Vision System

Deploying Zebra’s MV solutions is simple with plug-and-play hardware that connects and works right out of the box. Therefore, you can get up and running on day one with features to cover every aspect of getting your system connected, powered, and integrated.

1. Dual Ethernet

Firstly, Zebra provides Dual Ethernet connectivity. For this reason, it allows you to keep your machine vision connections separate from your factory infrastructure.

2. Connectivity Protocols

Secondly, you can connect to any network, system, or hardware with industry-standard protocols: 

  • TCP/IP
  • Serial
  • Profinet/Modbus
  • CC Link

3. Hardwired Inputs and Outputs

Thirdly, You can trigger events with hardwired general-purpose inputs/outputs (GPIO) for signaling, each with its own binary state.

For example, your input could be a trigger to prompt a camera to capture an image. And your output, could be the pass/fail status.

4. Power

Zebra machine vision devices can be powered by USB-C or 24V Power over Ethernet (POE). 

5. Cloud Connectivity

Finally, cloud-based connectivity means you can save images and analytics to the cloud for sharing, analysis, and post-processing.

No Need for an Extra PC

Zebra Machine Vision cameras can output their results via USB-C to any display monitor. This is so that you don’t purchase an extra desktop or laptop computer with a connected monitor to display your results. 

Illumination Connections

There is also direct connectivity to external illumination. This is for triggering and powering.

Setting Up a Camera and Job

Zebra Machine Vision cameras are intuitive and easy to set up with Zebra’s Aurora software. The software also provides a complete toolset for beginners and experts alike. In addition, there’s a modern and simple user interface, with sliders and radio buttons to control every setting.

Aurora software includes automated configurations and best-fit settings when tools are selected. You’ll have access to all the tools you need to set up even the most complex and challenging jobs. 

1. Pattern Recognition

Above all, Zebra’s Machine Vision technology includes simple pattern recognition for finding high-contrast features. The technology also includes advanced pattern matching. This allows you to find challenging features with variant lights, scaling, occlusions, and more.

2. Edge Detection

With the Edge Detection tool, you can also easily find edges for fixturing and presence/absence checks.

3. Pixel Count

With the Pixel Count tool, you can count the number of pixels in a designated range.

4. Image Analysis

Zebra’s smart camera technology provides on-board processing for faster and more reliable image capture and analysis. Cloud-based tools and resources allow images to be transmitted and post-processed in the cloud for future analysis.

Each device also includes Zebra’s PRZM Intelligent Imaging. This is ideal for fixed industrial scanning applications. The device also has advanced algorithms for first-timers, accurate capture of 1D/2D barcodes, and much more.

5. Job Output

Zebra ImagePerfect+ can produce a single job result from multiple image captures. For this reason, each image has its own settings to ensure the right final image for inspection and analysis. Image analysis results are output through hardwired general-purpose inputs/outputs (GPIO). Furthermore, string analysis output results are transmitted via your preferred industrial protocol, with options including TCP/IP, Serial, Profinet/Modbus, and CC Link.

6. Job Diagnosis and Performance Analysis

Last but not least, Zebra’s Aurora software is browser-based. It provides easy access to real-time statistics, image results, and analysis. So, if a job fails, Zebra’s Golden Image allows you to compare the image that failed to a golden image you created at setup. You can view your images side-by-side to quickly diagnose and reveal the source of the issues. From a dirty lens to a lighting problem and camera misalignment, the issue can be detected in just two clicks!

Besides, you can quickly connect to your cameras and diagnose any issues via USB and a web browser login. A single cable can connect and power most Zebra Machine Vision cameras. And if they’re on a network, they can be connected via web browser too by simply typing in the IP address.

Employee using Zebra machine vision solutions

Learn More About Zebra Machine Vision Cameras and Capabilities

Want to learn more about Zebra Machine Vision and Fixed Industrial Scanning? Visit our Zebra MV and FIS solutions page for a quick overview and download a complete brochure. In addition, you can contact our team at OmniQ now to schedule a discovery call and get answers to your questions.

Call us at 1-800-242-7272 or email us through our website.

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OMNIQ Receives Approximately $1 Million Order for Smart Kiosks in the USOMNIQ to supply 500 Dangot kiosks integrated with AI-based machine vision technology and other advanced equipment


SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OMNIQ Corp. (NASDAQ: OMQS) (“OMNIQ” or the “Company”), a provider of Supply Chain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Machine Vision solutions, announced that it received a purchase order for the advanced Kiosks developed by its Israeli subsidiary Dangot Computers Ltd. The project was ordered by a leading US automated solutions provider. OMNIQ will supply 500 Dangot smart kiosks integrated with AI-based machine vision technology and other advanced equipment. 
OMNIQ’s customer operates across over 250 cities and thousands of locations in the US, generating more than $1 billion in revenue.
The new project will roll out across locations in the US, with the first 100 kiosks shipped by the end of December and the additional units distributed over the next 18 months.
Shai Lustgarten, CEO of OMNIQ commented, “We are proud to penetrate the US market so quickly with Dangot’s Kiosks, further enhanced with OMNIQ technology. The combined offering is a unique technological solution, responding to the needs of the market.  The introduction of our Smart Kiosks quickly created results in the form of orders, which is the ultimate indicator of the need for our products.” 
About OMNIQ Corp.OMNIQ Corp. provides computerized and machine vision image processing solutions that use patented and proprietary AI technology to deliver data collection, real-time surveillance and monitoring for supply chain management, homeland security, public safety, traffic & parking management, and access control applications. The technology and services provided by the Company help clients move people, assets, and data safely and securely through airports, warehouses, schools, national borders, and many other applications and environments.
OMNIQ’s customers include government agencies and leading Fortune 500 companies from several sectors, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since 2014, annual revenues have grown to more than $50 million from clients in the USA and abroad.
The Company currently addresses several billion-dollar markets, including the Global Safe City market, forecast to grow to $29 billion by 2022, and the Ticketless Safe Parking market, forecast to grow to $5.2 billion by 2023. For more information, visit www.omniq.com.
Information about Forward-Looking Statements“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release relating to plans, strategies, economic performance and trends, projections of results of specific activities or investments, and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.This release contains “forward-looking statements” that include information relating to future events and future financial and operating performance. The words “anticipate”, “may,” “would,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “can,” “believe,” “potential” and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which that performance or those results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time they are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements made in this press release regarding the closing of the private placement and the use of proceeds received in the private placement. Important factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in demand for the Company’s products particularly during the current health crisis, the introduction of new products, the Company’s ability to maintain customer and strategic business relationships, the impact of competitive products and pricing, growth in targeted markets, the adequacy of the Company’s liquidity and financial strength to support its growth, the Company’s ability to manage credit and debt structures from vendors, debt holders and secured lenders, the Company’s ability to successfully integrate its acquisitions, and other information that may be detailed from time-to-time in OMNIQ Corp.’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Examples of such forward looking statements in this release include, among others, statements regarding revenue growth, driving sales, operational and financial initiatives, cost reduction and profitability, and simplification of operations. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting OMNIQ Corp., please refer to the Company’s recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, which are available at https://www.sec.gov. OMNIQ Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.
 ### Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions, please contact James Carbonara or Brett Maas. Sincerely, James Carbonara, Regional Vice Presidenttel: 646-755-7412cell: 917-340-1339email: james@haydenir.com
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OMNIQ Closes its Previously Announced Notice to Acquire an Additional 26% of Dangot Computers Increasing its  Ownership of Dangot Computers to 77%

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OMNIQ Corp. (NASDAQ: OMQS) (“OMNIQ” or the “Company”), a provider of Supply Chain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Machine Vision solutions, has closed on its previously announced notice to acquire an additional 26% of Dangot Computers Ltd. (“Dangot”) increasing OMNIQ’s ownership to 77% , effective from October 1st, 2021. The Company has paid $4,035,000 from its working capital and a straight loan from an Israeli commercial bank. 
Dangot is a profitable prominent player in the field of automation and frictionless equipment. Its systems have gained an excellent reputation and significant market share in the demanding Israeli market, offering worldwide innovations to multiple verticals like healthcare, retail, restaurants and warehouse automation.
Based on the five months of working together, management of OMNIQ strongly believes that Dangot’s innovative product offerings fit OMNIQ’s target markets, and as such will be leveraged by its strong sales team in the US market. At the same time, OMNIQ believes it can accelerate merging its AI products into the supply chain customers served by both companies.
About OMNIQ Corp. 
OMNIQ Corp. provides computerized and machine vision image processing solutions that use patented and proprietary AI technology to deliver data collection, real-time surveillance and monitoring for supply chain management, homeland security, public safety, traffic & parking management, and access control applications. The technology and services provided by the Company help clients move people, assets, and data safely and securely through airports, warehouses, schools, national borders, and many other applications and environments.
OMNIQ’s customers include government agencies and leading Fortune 500 companies from several sectors, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since 2014, annual revenues have grown to more than $50 million from clients in the USA and abroad.
The Company currently addresses several billion-dollar markets, including the Global Safe City market, forecast to grow to $29 billion by 2022, and the Ticketless Safe Parking market, forecast to grow to $5.2 billion by 2023. For more information, visit www.omniq.com.
Information about Forward-Looking Statements 
“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release relating to plans, strategies, economic performance and trends, projections of results of specific activities or investments, and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
This release contains “forward-looking statements” that include information relating to future events and future financial and operating performance. The words “anticipate”, “may,” “would,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “can,” “believe,” “potential” and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which that performance or those results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time they are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements made in this press release regarding the closing of the private placement and the use of proceeds received in the private placement. Important factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in demand for the Company’s products particularly during the current health crisis, the introduction of new products, the Company’s ability to maintain customer and strategic business relationships, the impact of competitive products and pricing, growth in targeted markets, the adequacy of the Company’s liquidity and financial strength to support its growth, the Company’s ability to manage credit and debt structures from vendors, debt holders and secured lenders, the Company’s ability to successfully integrate its acquisitions, and other information that may be detailed from time-to-time in OMNIQ Corp.’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Examples of such forward looking statements in this release include, among others, statements regarding revenue growth, driving sales, operational and financial initiatives, cost reduction and profitability, and simplification of operations. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting OMNIQ Corp., please refer to the Company’s recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, which are available at https://www.sec.gov. OMNIQ Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law. ### Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions, please contact James Carbonara or Brett Maas. Sincerely, James Carbonara, Regional Vice Presidenttel: 646-755-7412cell: 917-340-1339email: james@haydenir.com
Brett Maas, Managing Partnertel: 646-536-7331cell: 480-861-2425email:brett@haydenir.com
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License Plate Recognition Access Control – How it Works

How do license plate recognition access control systems work? What features make them superior to other, less secure options? How can you choose the best access control system for your business or residential community? These are just some of the questions you should ask when choosing an access control system, and answers to these questions can be found in this comprehensive guide on license plate recognition access control systems.

omniQ vision solutions have been deployed globally using industry leading technology.


License plate recognition access control systems are essential for gated communities, office buildings, or enterprise facilities to meet safety and security goals. Traditional access control systems rely on key fobs or key cards, which can be misplaced or stolen. In contrast, license plate recognition is designed with robust safety features and superior technology to make gated community access control more effective and efficient. These applications use license plate recognition cameras and specialized software to read and interpret vehicle license plates as they pass through a gate arm entrance system.


While many of our competitors tout robust safety features and cutting-edge technology, omniQ takes pride in bringing new technologies to the market with significant benefits over existing solutions. Our unique system utilizes license plate recognition (LPR) technology to provide access control for gated communities, office buildings, or enterprise facilities. We’ve engineered our readers with superior quality, we can read the make, model, color, & license plate of any vehicle in 100 milliseconds or less allowing residents or employees seamless ingress & egress.


Security at Your Fingertips, Gated communities are becoming more common in North America, particularly in metropolitan areas like Miami, New York City, and Toronto. These closed communities offer security guards who monitor all entrances to ensure that unauthorized cars don’t enter; these guards rely on technology to make their jobs easier. Rather than manually checking car plates or drivers’ licenses, gated community security teams often opt for license plate recognition access control (LPR/AC) systems. When the guards are off the clock, our systems man the gates, anyone unauthorized will not be allowed access to the community.

Personalized control hub. Allows both admins & users to manage virtual permits.


A huge advantage of License Plate Recognition (LPR) access control for office buildings is that, unlike card readers, there are no electronics to jam or misread, No expensive tags to distribute to employees, & no worries disgruntled employees will still have access to the building making LPR a vital role in securing assets. You can even program the system to alert security if a particular vehicle arrives allowing you ample time to notify law enforcement.


As automated license plate recognition technology continues to gain traction, more enterprise companies are looking for access control solutions that take advantage of its enhanced safety features and superior A.I. technology. Knowing who is entering and exiting and knowing the exact details of the vehicle that entered and exited adds a layer of accountability & security like never before. Our systems also include comprehensive graphs and analytics allowing you to find creative ways to maximize your company’s resources. Our equipment is also rugged enough to effectively function in harsh weather conditions as well as high or low lighting.

License plate recognition access control is a great way to bring superior technology and robust safety features to your gated community, office building, or enterprise facility. By installing LPR-powered access control you can improve security while enhancing convenience for residents, employees, and visitors alike. If you want to learn more about omniQ’s access control systems give us a call today or request a demo at safety@omniQ.com!

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OMNIQ Corp Gives Notice to Acquire an additional 26% of Dangot Computers increasing its ownership of Dangot Computers to 77%

ALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OMNIQ Corp. (NASDAQ :OMQS) (OMNIQ” or the “Company”), a provider of Supply Chain and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based Machine Vision solutions, announced the acquisition of an additional 26% of Dangot Computers Ltd. (“Dangot”) increasing OMNIQ’s ownership to 77%. Dangot is a leader in providing state of the art technology enabling frictionless automated order processing & digital payment processing products for retail, fast food and parking, integrated working stations for physicians, drug delivery and blood tests, robotics for smart warehouses, point of sales and other innovative solutions.

·       OMNIQ, notified the seller of the Partial Exercise of its Option according to the Stock Purchase Agreement, dated May 3, 2021.

·       OMNIQ will pay for the additional 26% based on the Israeli Shekel currency valuation (which has since increased due to exchange rate differences) and is valued at approximately $4,136,000.

·       The Company will not issue any equity in connection with the transaction.

·       Closing of the exercise is expected on November 24, 2021.

·       Consolidated OMNIQ and Dangot pro forma revenue for fiscal year 2020 amounts to approximately $91M.

·       OMNIQ acquired 51% of Dangot ownership effective July 1st, 2021, with a 12 month option to acquire the remaining 49%, of which, the acquisition of 26% was provided as an official notice for immediate execution earlier this week, by omniQ.

·       On November 2021, Dangot Computers Ltd was awarded with an approximate $2 Million order for Intelligent Healthcare Carts (IHC) from Israel’s Largest Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)

·       On August 3, 2021, OMNIQ announced that Dangot will provide its self-service kiosks to Aroma Espresso Bar (Aroma), the largest coffee chain in Israel with branches in the US, Canada and other countries. According to a Forbes article titled “Self-Order Kiosks Are Finally Having A Moment In The Fast Food Space”, written by Alicia Kelso (1) , it is predicted that the self-service kiosk market will reach $30.8 billion by 2024.

·       Dangot Computers Ltd (Dangot) is an Israeli based leader in providing innovative technologies including: frictionless automated order processing & digital payment processing products for the retail, fast food and parking markets; integrated work stations for physicians, drug delivery and blood tests; robotics for smart warehouses; point of sales, self-check in management, and other state of the art solutions.

·       Dangot has a strong and diversified customer base including hospitals, logistic centers, supermarkets, manufacturing plants, retail chains, restaurants, municipalities, and government agencies.

·       Dangot’s influence with early adopter customers including multiple AI pilots offers a very attractive opportunity to accelerate adoption of OMNIQ’s proprietary AI solutions to automate the supply chain and operations.

·       OMNIQ’s Fortune 500 customers provide a significant potential new market for Dangot’s innovative solutions, focused, among others, on the Food & Drug, Medical, Retail and the Transportation & Logistics, markets.

Based on Pro Forma 2020 results, the acquisition creates a combined $91 Million revenue provider of automation and object identification solutions.

OMNIQ is paying the sole shareholder of Dangot a total of approximately $4,136,000 million. OMNIQ will have an option to acquire the remaining 23% at the same Israeli Shekel valuation.

Dangot is a prominent player in the field of automation and frictionless equipment. Its systems have gained an excellent reputation and significant market share in the demanding Israeli market, offering worldwide innovations to multiple verticals like healthcare, retail, restaurants and warehouse automation.

Based on the Four and a half months of working together management of OMNIQ strongly believes that Dangot’s innovative product offerings fit OMNIQ’s target markets, and as such will be leveraged by its strong sales team in the US market. At the same time, OMNIQ believes it can accelerate merging its AI products into the supply chain customers served by both companies.

Shai Lustgarten, CEO of OMNIQ commented: “As we indicated in our previous announcements, we are very happy with the Dangot acquisition, it’s contribution to our financial results has already been illustrated in our Q3 results. Moreover Dangot has gained a solid presence in the Israeli market providing automation solutions for major markets like healthcare and retail. These are markets that OMNIQ already sells to and has some of the largest and most prestigious customers in the US. We have already started to introduce Dangot’s solutions to some of our customers in the US and have received very enthusiastic feed backs, which encourages us to expect some quick initial results. Furthermore, we have a great team to work with at Dangot enabling quick and frictionless integration for the total OMNIQ success”.

About OMNIQ Corp.

OMNIQ Corp. provides computerized and machine vision image processing solutions that use patented and proprietary AI technology to deliver data collection, real-time surveillance and monitoring for supply chain management, homeland security, public safety, traffic & parking management, and access control applications. The technology and services provided by the Company help clients move people, assets, and data safely and securely through airports, warehouses, schools, national borders, and many other applications and environments.

OMNIQ’s customers include government agencies and leading Fortune 500 companies from several sectors, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since 2014, annual revenues have grown to more than $50 million from clients in the USA and abroad.

The Company currently addresses several billion-dollar markets, including the Global Safe City market, forecast to grow to $29 billion by 2022, and the Ticketless Safe Parking market, forecast to grow to $5.2 billion by 2023. For more information, visit www.omniq.com.

Information about Forward-Looking Statements

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release relating to plans, strategies, economic performance and trends, projections of results of specific activities or investments, and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

This release contains “forward-looking statements” that include information relating to future events and future financial and operating performance. The words “anticipate”, “may,” “would,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “can,” “believe,” “potential” and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which that performance or those results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time they are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, among others, statements made in this press release regarding the closing of the private placement and the use of proceeds received in the private placement. Important factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in demand for the Company’s products particularly during the current health crisis , the introduction of new products, the Company’s ability to maintain customer and strategic business relationships, the impact of competitive products and pricing, growth in targeted markets, the adequacy of the Company’s liquidity and financial strength to support its growth, the Company’s ability to manage credit and debt structures from vendors, debt holders and secured lenders, the Company’s ability to successfully integrate its acquisitions, and other information that may be detailed from time-to-time in OMNIQ Corp.’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Examples of such forward looking statements in this release include, among others, statements regarding revenue growth, driving sales, operational and financial initiatives, cost reduction and profitability, and simplification of operations. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting OMNIQ Corp., please refer to the Company’s recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, which are available at https://www.sec.gov. OMNIQ Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.

Investor Contact:
James Carbonara
Hayden IR
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james@haydenir.com

Brett Maas
Hayden IR
(646) 536-7331
brett@haydenir.com

About OMNIQ Corp.

omniQ Corp. (OTCQB: OMQS) provides computerized and machine vision image processing solutions that use patented and proprietary AI technology to deliver data collection, real-time surveillance and monitoring for supply chain management, homeland security, public safety, traffic & parking management, and access control applications. The technology and services provided by the Company help clients move people, assets, and data safely and securely through airports, warehouses, schools, national borders, and many other applications and environments.

omniQ’s customers include government agencies and leading Fortune 500 companies from several sectors, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since 2014, annual revenues have grown to more than $50 million from clients in the USA and abroad.

omniQ recently announced the closing of its acquisition of 51% of the capital stock of Dangot. omniQ has an option to purchase the remaining 49% of the capital stock. Dangot is an Israeli based leader in providing innovative technologies including: frictionless automated order processing & digital payment processing products for the retail, fast food and parking markets; integrated work stations for physicians, drug delivery and blood tests; robotics for smart warehouses; point of sales, self-check in management, and other state of the art solutions.

The Company currently addresses several billion-dollar markets, including the Global Safe City market, forecast to grow to $29 billion by 2022, and the Ticketless Safe Parking market, forecast to grow to $5.2 billion by 2023. For more information, visit www.omniq.com.