AutoVu SharpV can be tied into citywide video surveillance systems improving forensic investigations, reporting, and monitoring Genetec, a provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions announced AutoVu SharpV a new fixed ANPR (automated number plate recognition) camera with on-board processing, highly precise settings, easy and flexible installation and new affordable pricing. Genetec will unveil and demonstrate the AutoVu SharpV at the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) conference in San Diego, California, October 15th -18th 2016, Booth #3517. The AutoVu SharpV camera is expected to be available in early December 2016 from Genetec channel partners and resellers. Citywide surveillance system AutoVu SharpV is designed for fixed ANPR installations. It can be tied into citywide video surveillance systems to improve forensic investigations, reporting, monitoring, and is ideally suited for controlling access to corporate facilities, as well as managing off-street parking facilities. The SharpV-ITS model will offer a solution specifically targeted at the intelligent transportation sector. Easy installation and analytics Featuring a completely new design that makes it easy for integrators to install, the AutoVu SharpV can be easily mounted on walls or poles. With power and communication transferring through a Power-over- Ethernet plus (PoE+) connection, and a varifocal lens design that allows installers to easily adjust the focal distance of the camera on site for optimal image capture, the new SharpV simplifies system specification and provides flexibility during deployment. With high-definition ANPR and context cameras and on-board processing in a single device, the SharpV can detect and read any type of license plate on the edge With high-definition ANPR and context cameras and on-board processing in a single device, the SharpV can detect and read any type of license plate on the edge, and includes various analytics such as vehicle make and direction of travel. Better image precision "The new AutoVu SharpV is the result of over 15 years of specialised ALPR design experience, so it’s much more than an upgrade. It features premium performance without any of the challenges that often accompany ANPR projects. Not only does it include all the features of our previous generation Sharp ANPR cameras, but it also brings a whole new level of image precision, combined with ease of installation at a lower price point. With our new SharpV, ANPR has never been easier," said Chris Yigit, Program Manager for AutoVu. Video surveillance unit integration The SharpV can also be integrated with Omnicast™, the IP video surveillance system of Security Centre, the Genetec unified security platform. The SharpV can simultaneously stream live video to Omnicast, doubling as video surveillance unit and recorded video can be associated with ANPR hits to enhance awareness and investigations. SharpV also supports the AutoVu Free Flow parking enforcement module to increase parking enforcement efficiency by providing a real-time inventory of vehicles parked illegally in monitored parking lots. Save
Genetec recently announced latest update of AutoVu Managed Services, a turnkey ALPR solution Genetec, a leading provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions recently announced the latest update of AutoVu™ Managed Services (AMS), a turnkey Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) solution that allows parking customers to outsource their IT hardware and management requirements to Genetec. AutoVu Managed Services leverages the cloud to offer end-users independence from on-premises storage, IT management and depreciation costs, and can now accommodate larger fleets of patrol vehicles with support for fixed LPR cameras, addressing end-user requests. AutoVu is offered as part of Genetec™ Security Center, the company’s unified IP security platform that combines access control, video surveillance and ALPR. Genetec IP security solutions at IPI parking show Genetec will demonstrate AutoVu Managed Services for the first time at the upcoming IPI Parking Show in Nashville, TN (May 17th-20th) on booth # 215 along with its full catalogue of AutoVu parking and law enforcement cameras, systems and services. AutoVu Managed Services is expected to be available in mid-May from Genetec AutoVu channel and sales partners. “With the responsibility of managing parking for the City of Richmond, we were having to host and maintain our own servers on premises, which, after troubleshooting, we found were only performing 55% of the time. We also had frustrating performance lag and regularly occurring internal IT conflicts,” said Javon Barner, On-Street Parking Enforcement Manager at the City of Richmond, Virginia. “After we became an early-adopter for AutoVu Managed Services, Genetec took over to manage all parking services and storage needs remotely, resulting almost immediately in a 99% uptime, and working flawlessly ever since. We regularly email our permit and scofflaw lists to Genetec, and within five minutes, everything is up to date. AutoVu Managed Services allows us to focus on parking, while Genetec experts handle the technology,” added Barner. Genetec AutoVu Managed Services "We created AutoVu Managed Services specifically for customers who are challenged by cost, server space limitations and management of on premises hardware and IT support issues,” said Chris Yigit, Business Development Manager at Genetec. “AutoVu Managed Services offers our customers the most flexible way to focus on what they do best; manage on-site parking enforcement. With the AutoVu ALPR system hosted in the cloud, configuration and maintenance are entrusted to Genetec technicians, for easy deployment, management and support,” continued Yigit
The partnership offers seamless integration between VenTek's PBL solution and Genetec's AutoVu ALPR system Genetec™, a leading provider of parking enforcement and unified IP security solutions recently announced a new partnership with automated payment systems manufacturer VenTek, the latest company to join the Genetec ecosystem of parking solution partners. Together, Genetec and VenTek now offer seamless integration between the VenTek Pay-by-License (PBL) solution and Genetec AutoVu, the Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system which is part of Genetec's unified security platform, Security Center. The VenTek Pay-by-License (PBL) parking solution enables parking customers to simply enter their license plate information and pay directly at the pay station without having to return to their vehicle. For parking operators, VenTek eliminates the need to maintain marked spaces and help prevent parking receipt fraud. Thanks to this integration between VenTek systems and Genetec AutoVu, parking operators will be able to increase their parking enforcement efficiency. AutoVu-equipped vehicles simply patrol parking installations to scan license plate numbers, while the AutoVu in-vehicle system automatically validates the parked vehicle compliance. The list of vehicles allowed to park in a lot is dynamically synchronised with VenTek pay stations, freeing officers to focus on violation validation and ticketing. Leveraging the open architecture in AutoVu, VenTek parking solutions are integrated through the AutoVu Pay-by-Plate Sync feature, which simplifies the deployment of pay-by-plate or pay-by-license parking systems and allows parking operators to integrate a diverse ecosystem of parking solution vendors that might not be otherwise compatible. AutoVu Pay-by-Plate Sync enables the integration of permit management systems, pay stations and pay-by-phone solutions with AutoVu ALPR, allowing customers to move to pay-by-plate parking at their own pace. “We are pleased to welcome VenTek to our fast growing ecosystem of Pay-by-Plate partners. Working together with VenTek, we have developed a parking solution that leverages the convenience of their pay stations and the efficiency of our automated LPR system,” said Chris Yigit, Business Development Manager at Genetec. “The result is a customer-friendly parking solution with measurable efficiency gains for parking authorities using pay-by-plate." Integrated VenTek and AutoVu parking systems are already deployed at customer sites. VenTek pay-by-license solutions integration is available from Genetec Certified Partners with AutoVu Pay-by-Plate Sync 4.0 and above.
Genetec™, a leading provider of parking enforcement and unified IP security solutions recently announced a new partnership with MacKay Meters, a leading Canadian manufacturer of parking pay stations. Together, Genetec and MacKay will offer streamlined integration between the MacKay Guardian™ Multi Elite pay station and Genetec AutoVu, the Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system of the Genetec unified security platform, the Security Center. AutoVu is designed to automatically identify vehicles parked illegally and alert parking enforcement officers. With AutoVu LPR cameras mounted on parking enforcement vehicles, officers can patrol greater areas with increased frequency, optimising their routes and becoming more efficient. When integrated with MacKay pay stations, the AutoVu in-vehicle software automatically downloads a list of transient license plates with active payments in the zone where MacKay-managed pay stations are being deployed. If the system reads a plate without an active payment, it will raise an infraction alert. Leveraging the open architecture in AutoVu, the seamless integration with MacKay parking meters is enabled by the AutoVu Pay-by-Plate sync feature. Pay-by-Plate sync simplifies the deployment of pay-by-plate (PBP) parking systems and allows parking operators to connect and integrate different vendors that might not be otherwise compatible (including suppliers of parking and permit management systems, pay stations and pay-by-phone solutions). Genetec is committed to giving customers the ability to choose the different components of their parking solution based on their specific needs, and help them tie them all together as one under the enforcement umbrella, as Chris Yigit, Business Development Manager at Genetec explains: “We are very excited to continue adding quality partners to our open Pay-by-Plate ecosystem. With its rich history of parking installations worldwide, MacKay meters is the latest partner to join the ever growing list of parking solutions providers who endorse Genetec's open concept. Working together with MacKay, we created a seamless integrated solution that leverages the convenience of their pay stations and the efficiency of our automated LPR system. The result is a state-of-the-art customer friendly parking solution with unrivalled efficiency gains for parking authorities using pay-by-plate." "Genetec AutoVu is the leading ALPR system for parking enforcement in North America, and the only true open-architecture ALPR solution in the industry. This partnership is a natural fit and underlines our common commitment to providing customers with easy to implement and flexible solutions to help them migrate to an end-to-end pay-by-plate system," said Jim Taylor, Business Development Manager at MacKay Meters. The integration path between MacKay Parking Meters and the AutoVu ALPR system is expected to be available to customers by the end of June 2014.