A Versatile All-in-One ALPR Camera

The Sharp is an IP-enabled automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) camera that combines camera, processing, and streaming capabilities within a single, rugged, environmentally sealed device. The Sharp provides sophisticated analytics on the edge, allowing you to bring ALPR to areas with limited connectivity.

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Sharp Applications

Sharp set up in an enterprise setting at MCC

Fixed Parking Enforcement

Monitor off-street parking lots in real-time with AutoVu™ Free-Flow. Free-Flow brings Pay-by-Plate technology to fixed camera deployments, tracking all vehicles entering and exiting your lots and matching them to payments. Violations are automatically updated in the back office, allowing you to optimize patrol routes and increase enforcement productivity.

Images of Sharp at parking lot entrance

Organizational Security

To further protect the perimeter of your facility, you can deploy one or more Sharp cameras at each of your parking entrances and enroll them within your Genetec™ Security Center unified platform. Live video, license plate reads, and hits can be streamed in real-time to trigger events and alarms, open gates, and much more.

Key Features

Sharp 3 Camera

All-in-One ALPR Camera and Processor

With the ALPR camera and processors embedded within the same unit, the Sharp greatly facilitates and speeds up deployment. As you add additional Sharp cameras to your system, fewer servers will be required thereby limiting your overall expenditures. And, with support for both wired and wireless IP connectivity and an environmentally-sealed enclosure, you can enable license plating reading no matter your networking environment or weather conditions.

Powerful Analytics on the Edge

The built-in ALPR analytics and processing of the Sharp further reduce the load on your network, as data is processed in the camera sending only the information you need to the server. With advanced on-board intelligence, extend the power of AutoVu analytics to more lanes without increasing throughput or processing load on your servers.

Core Features

  • Powerful processor capable of higher license plate capture and read rates
  • Industry leading OCR engine and fuzzy matching to increase accuracy
  • Built-in illumination for day and night operation
  • Wireless and wired IP network connectivity
  • Deploy in virtually any environment with an environmentally-sealed enclosure and IP67 rating

Advanced Features

  • Embedded vehicle and license plate analytics to identify vehicle make, state or country of issuance
  • Additional information with speed and direction of travel calculations
  • Enhanced situational awareness when deployed within a Genetec Security Center unified platform

Detailed Specifications

Sharp XGA

The SharpX XGA is a high resolution progressive scan camera that connects to the ALPR processing unit offering both wide and standard resolution mode and a long capture range.

  • 1024 x 946 progressive scan @ 30 fps monochrome
  • Wide mode (1280 x 808) and Standard mode (1264 x 948) available
  • Up to 100-foot (30-meter) capture range with reflective license plates
  • Embedded context camera
  • Optional GPS

Sharp VGA

The Sharp VGA is a standard resolution progressive scan camera for shorter range applications requiring less ALPR coverage.

  • 640 x 480 progressive scan @ 30 fps, monochrome LPR camera
  • 640 x 480 @ 30 fps, color context camera
  • Up to 70-foot capture range with reflective license plates


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