Genetec Announces Next Generation AutoVu Sharp and SharpX Automated License Plate Recognition Cameras

Additional Processing Capacity Enables New Advanced Vehicle Analytics and Near-360⁰ ALPR Capture on Mobile Vehicles

Montréal, December 3, 2014 - Genetec™, developer of unified IP security solutions today announced the next generation of its IP-based automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras, the AutoVu Sharp and AutoVu SharpX. The new cameras enable the concurrent detection of license plates from a greater variety of models, capturing license plates from different states or countries on the same system. Customers can also benefit from access to new vehicle behavior and characteristic analytics, and the ability to deploy up to four high-resolution ALPR cameras on a vehicle, for near-360° capture. The new AutoVu Sharp and SharpX cameras are available immediately via the Genetec global network of certified integrators and channel partners.

The latest Sharp and SharpX go beyond ALPR to offer advanced vehicle characteristic and behavioral analytics, and can analyze a scanned vehicle to identify its make and the license plate state or country of origin. The direction and speed of vehicles can also be detected with a single ALPR camera, allowing end-users to collect and review trends over time and automatically detect suspicious behaviors.

"We believe that the value of ALPR extends beyond license plate analysis, and our latest generation of AutoVu Sharp and SharpX cameras is a gateway that offers those extended features for identifying vehicle trends and patterns," said Stephan Kaiser, AutoVu General Manager, Genetec. "Whether in a city setting or on a private property, the advanced analytics in the Sharp and SharpX introduce important new methodologies for detecting complex automotive behaviors, along with powerful new data mining possibilities," added Kaiser.

The AutoVu SharpX also leverages additional available processing power that offers new configuration options. Customers can now deploy up to four high-resolution SharpX camera units on a single processing unit, decreasing equipment costs and simplifying installation and maintenance. Mobile users can achieve near-360° ALPR coverage, to capture more license plates located around the patrol vehicle. The SharpX is also now available in a new portable mobile kit, containing up to four cameras, a pre-wired processing unit and all necessary cables, allowing users to move their ALPR equipment rapidly from one vehicle to another as required.

To learn more about the latest generation of AutoVu Sharp and SharpX ALPR camera units, visit: http://www.genetec.com/solutions/resources/advanced-vehicle-analytics.  To contact a local certified Genetec AutoVu dealer, enquire at: [email protected].

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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