Genetec AutoVu Simplifies Pay-by-Plate Systems Integration

New AutoVu Sync Feature Removes the Barrier of Incompatibilities Between Multiple Parking Payment Vendors

Montreal, May 17, 2013 - Genetec™, a pioneer in the physical security industry and a leading provider of world-class unified IP security solutions, today announced a new Pay-by-Plate Sync feature for AutoVu, its license plate recognition (LPR) system of Security Center, the Company’s unified security platform. The AutoVu Pay-by-Plate Sync feature allows users to easily consolidate multiple third-party systems into a single parking solution.

With this latest version of AutoVu, Genetec brings the benefits of an open architecture to parking enforcement and management, so customers are no longer locked in to a particular solution. Genetec customers get the freedom to choose various parking technology solutions based on their requirements, and as their needs evolve, they can change suppliers for citations management, parking meters or mobile phones, without needing to re-invest in their enforcement system, ensuring business continuity and minimized costs.

This new functionality is expected to be available in June 2013, within the latest version of Genetec Security Center, and will be demonstrated for the first time at the International Parking Institute Conference (IPI) booth #604, Ft-Lauderdale, FL.

"Most parking-payment systems don't work well together because they simply weren't designed to be compatible-and they usually offer little-to-no levels of integration," said Chris Yigit, Senior Product Manager for AutoVu at Genetec. "With our new AutoVu Pay-by-Plate Sync feature, we can help our customers easily tie-together their disparate parking systems into one elegant solution."

By simplifying the ability to create an end-to-end pay-by-plate (PBP) solution customers can now select and integrate different vendors that were not otherwise compatible; including suppliers of parking and permit management systems, parking meters and pay-by-phone solutions. 

With AutoVu Pay-by-Plate Sync, it is now also possible migrate to an end-to-end PBP solution without having to replace every single piece of the system. By acting as a central aggregating database, Pay-by-Plate Sync uses the license plate number as the key identifier, enabling more efficient enforcement and parking management-while making parking easy for consumers.

Pay-by-Plate Sync works with a wide variety of parking permit types, including residential permits, university semester permits, employee permits and shared permits, as well as transient parking transactions from pay stations and pay-by-phone systems. Genetec AutoVu supports the following parking technology suppliers: T2 Systems, Cale, Parkmobile, Parkeon, Aparc Systems, Digital Payment Technologies, PayByPhone and Global Parking Solutions. Additional partner integrations, leveraging the Genetec open platform architecture, are being added in the coming months.

About Genetec AutoVu

Backed by 15 years of technology innovation, AutoVu is the most accurate, reliable and easy-to-use LPR system for parking enforcement. Field-proven, and chosen by municipalities, universities and parking facility operators around the world, Genetec AutoVu LPR  helps improve productivity and cut operational costs.

The AutoVu LPR system automates license plate reading and identification, making it easier for organizations to enforce parking restrictions. AutoVu allows parking professionals to automatically capture license plate numbers to enforce parking permits or time-limited zone rules, and conduct lot inventories. With powerful features such as digital wheel imaging for chalking and shared-permits enforcement support, the AutoVu system captures license plate characters, vehicle images, time stamps and GPS coordinates, decreasing the number of parking ticket disputes and increasing compliance.

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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