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    Default How to Get License Plates to Work FOR You!

    As many of you are already aware, most states in the US, require the use of front license plates.

    Many of the state newer plates are retro-reflective in nature. In these cases the reflective magnifying effects of these plates can be almost three magnitudes of order greater than a standard non-retro-reflective plate (about 900x!)

    Retro-reflective plates are bad for laser stealthiness and require:

    1) Effective Laser Plate Cover (Veil or otherwise)
    2) Laser Jammer Placement in Close Proximity

    For those individuals required to use a front plate, I would suggest that you explore state plate alternative offerings from your state DOT.

    For example, in PA, there are several alternative plates available which include:

    DARE (mostly black, non-retro-reflective)
    PZ (PA zoological)
    POH (Railroad)
    WRCF (Otter)

    This plates are darker coloured and non-retroflective which would serve its owners with a better (less-targetable) source.

    Another step that can be taken is to utilize a black/plastic plate holder/bracket. This often obscure 10-20% of the plate area and would further reduce the targetability of your vehicle front or rear whether [or not] you use VEIL, a laser jammer, or both.

    Check with your state's DOT to see what your options are. Many of these plates come with a nominal cost - a small price to pay to reduce your laser signature from the get go.

    Happy and Safe Motoring!



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    Default Re: How to Get License Plates to Work FOR You!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Veil Guy

    Retro-reflective plates are bad for laser stealthiness and require:

    1) Effective Laser Plate Cover (Veil or otherwise)
    2) Laser Jammer Placement in Close Proximity
    So...Veil+retroreflective plate sans jammer = not protected? What kind of plate was used in the SML tests of Veil alone?

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    Texas retro-reflective plate and PA retro-reflective standard issue plates.

    The plate in the photo was just acquired last week. I will continue to test with worst-case scenarios to stay on the conservative-side of our performance claims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Veil Guy
    Texas retro-reflective plate and PA retro-reflective standard issue plates.

    The plate in the photo was just acquired last week. I will continue to test with worst-case scenarios to stay on the conservative-side of our performance claims.

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    Gotcha. Thanks for the quick reply. To me this indicates that folks with a non-retroreflective plate might see effective targeting distances more like those given for the no-plate test. Good news! For a second there I was getting worried...but no more.

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    I am going to be conducting some extensive laser testing in the coming weeks which will include the use of one of these plates as compared to the regular white/light retro-reflective plates and I'll be able to determine precisely what kind of difference they make treated and untreated.

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