Genetec launches next generation of Sharp V ALPR cameras

Montreal, Canada

Genetec has released its next generation Autovu Sharp V ALPR (automatic license plate recognition) camera. This new version has been designed to provide a future-proof fixed ALPR solution that can be deployed anywhere easily. It is built to deliver machine learning-based ALPR and vehicle analytics on the edge, ensuring high performance in all conditions.

Designed for fixed ALPR installations, the new Sharp V can be up and running in minutes, thanks to multiple features like embedded 4G/LTE/ GPS and motorised lenses with zoom and auto-focus. It is ideally suited for a range of applications, such as monitoring entries and exits, capturing license plates at high speed on city streets and highways, managing off-street parking lots and facilities, as well as covering major city access points for wanted vehicles.

With built-in illuminators, global shutter, and high-resolution sensors, the Sharp V provides crisp, accurate, and greater than full HD images at all times: day or night, in slow local traffic, or on fast highways. Featuring ultra-wide sensors, the updated Sharp V can capture license plates across two lanes of traffic with no loss in accuracy. This means fewer devices are needed to cover more locations, reducing total cost of ownership.

Featuring Autovu MLC, a powerful onboard machine-learning-based ALPR engine, the new generation of Sharp V goes beyond license plate identification with a full suite of advanced vehicle analytics that includes vehicle classification, colour recognition, travel speed estimation, and direction tracking. The onboard machine learning VPUs (Vision Processing Units) also pave the way for new vehicle characteristics and behaviour analytics, which will be introduced in the future.

“ALPR is an essential part of many organisations’ tool kits. It can be used to gather operational and investigational insights to help solve crimes, enforce parking regulations, and track traffic patterns in dense urban environments," said Stephane Varin, Product Manager, Autovu, Genetec, Inc. "The new Sharp V is easier to deploy, can cover a wider field of view, and provides more data about vehicle identification and behaviour."


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