Genetec Announces AutoVu Managed Services

New Hosted License Plate Recognition Solution Eliminates the Need for Dedicated IT Infrastructure and Minimizes Deployment and Maintenance Costs.

Montreal, March 5, 2014 - Genetec™, a leading provider of unified IP security solutions, today announced AutoVu Managed Services, a new turnkey License Plate Recognition (LPR) solution. Ideally suited for municipal and university parking authorities as well as police departments with LPR-enabled vehicles, AutoVu Managed Services simplifies the deployment and maintenance of mobile LPR systems. Configured to meet the unique requirements of each customer, AutoVu Managed Services eliminates the need to commission and maintain servers or other IT infrastructure and can be deployed and updated without involving an organization's IT staff.

"License plate recognition is a powerful force multiplier for parking and law enforcement users. However, our customers tell us their IT teams are often overtaxed, which slows down the deployment process and makes maintenance and support more complex," said Stephan Kaiser, AutoVu General Manager at Genetec. "By choosing Genetec managed services, customers can focus on their core activities and leverage AutoVu LPR faster, with the benefit of better service and preventive maintenance," added Kaiser.

Just like an on-premise version of the AutoVu LPR system, AutoVu Managed Services automates license plate reading and identification, making it easier for law enforcement, municipal, and commercial organizations to locate vehicles of interest and enforce parking restrictions. AutoVu Managed Services responds to widespread customer demand for a faster, more cost-efficient alternative to commissioning servers and IT infrastructure when deploying a new mobile LPR system.

Hosted on the highly reliable Microsoft Windows Azure cloud-computing platform, AutoVu Managed Services follows Genetec's commitment to bring physical security software to the cloud. AutoVu Managed Services customers benefit from the same high-end features and performance as an on-premise system via state-of-the-art encryption and transmission protocols, assuring data is reliably managed and secured at all times.

Experienced Genetec technicians handle system installation and configuration for AutoVu Managed Services, as well as the connection with third-party hardware and software, such as permit management systems, pay-by-phone services and pay stations. Once the system is up and running, Genetec technicians monitor performance and can remotely update settings and install upgrades, further reducing the burden on IT staff.  This allows customers to focus on their primary tasks of protecting the public or enforcing parking by-laws.

About AutoVu LPR system

AutoVu allows users to automatically capture license plate numbers and identify wanted vehicles or parking infractions. With powerful features such as covert hotlists, patented digital tire chalking and shared-permits support, the AutoVu system provides industry-leading performance and ease-of-use. Featuring the AutoVu SharpX-the industry's smallest high resolution ALPR camera with integrated illumination-AutoVu provides a superior read rate in a discreet form factor.

AutoVu Managed Services is available immediately from AutoVu Premier Partners.  For more information and to find a local AutoVu dealer, please visit: http://www.genetec.com/solutions/all-products/autovu

About Genetec

Genetec Inc. is an innovative technology company with a broad solutions portfolio that encompasses security, intelligence, and operations. The company's flagship product, Security Center, is an open-architecture platform that unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), communications, and analytics. Genetec also develops cloud-based solutions and services designed to improve security, and contribute new levels of operational intelligence for governments, enterprises, transport, and the communities in which we live. Founded in 1997, and headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Genetec serves its global customers via an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified channel partners, and consultants in over 80 countries.

For more information about Genetec, visit: genetec.com

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