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Genetec releases AutoVu Sharp VGA

By Canadian Security   

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Genetec, a provider of unified IP security solutions, announced  the launch of the AutoVu Sharp VGA, a new licence plate recognition (LPR) camera with on-board processing. This latest addition to Genetec’s existing line of IP LPR cameras was engineered and designed with a specific application in mind: capturing plates of cars passing in a contained zone (e.g., the entrance of a parking lot).

The Sharp VGA is a lower-cost, alternative version of the Sharp XGA. Both cameras have on-board analytics processing to ensure unsurpassed capture of licence plate images. The smaller VGA sensor represents a cost-effective solution, especially in applications where more than one camera is required.

The Sharp VGA was developed with access control points in mind, among other applications. The Sharp VGA is well suited for applications where vehicles are moving at moderate speeds and the area where the vehicle plate will be seen is well defined, as at a tollgate entrance. A perfect application would be at the parking entrance of a building, venue or stadium. Because of its integration into the Security Center, Genetec’s Unified Security Platform, the new Sharp VGA can be leveraged for access control — to open a gate to a parking facility when pre-registered vehicles arrive. It can also be used as a security tool, alarming operators when known criminals, ex-employees, unwanted guests or stolen vehicles are seen.

Genetec Inc.


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