Genetec, a Quebec-based security, AI and operations solutions company, introduces the next generation of its AutoVu SharpV automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) cameras. The firm claims that this new offering can be deployed anywhere very easily and quickly, in just a few minutes. This ANPR solution relies on machine learning and vehicle analysis to ensure high performance.
A new generation of automatic license plate recognition cameras
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Genetec markets its solutions worldwide through an extensive network of resellers, integrators, certified distribution partners and consultants in over 80 countries. On August 10th, Genetec unveiled its new generation of RAPI camera named AutoVuSharpV.
Designed for fixed ANPR installations, this new tool can be up and running in a matter of minutes, thanks to multiple features such as integrated 4G/LTE/GPS and motorized lenses with zoom and autofocus. Stéphane Varin, Product Manager for Genetec, explains its usefulness for businesses:
“ANPR is an essential part of many organizations’ toolbox. It can be used to gather operational information and evidence for crime resolution, enforce parking regulations and establish traffic patterns in dense urban environments. The new SharpV is easier to deploy, can cover a wider field of view and provides more data on vehicle identification and behavior.”
A machine learning-based tool
With built-in illuminators, a global shutter and high-resolution sensors, the SharpV provides crisp, accurate and superior Full HD quality captures at all times, day and night, in local traffic or on fast-moving highways, according to Genetec, to continuously ensure the accuracy of the recorded data.
Equipped with ultra-wide angle sensors, this new version of the SharpV can capture license plates in two lanes of traffic without loss of accuracy. This allows fewer units to be used to cover more locations, reducing the total cost of ownership.
The tool incorporates higher resolution sensors, motorized lenses with autofocus and a machine learning optimized processor. With this, the firm says SharpV goes beyond license plate identification with a full suite of advanced analytics, including vehicle classification, color recognition, travel speed estimation and direction tracking.