Genetec today announced the next generation of its AutoVu SharpV ALPR (automatic license plate recognition) camera. This new version provides 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.
With built-in illuminators, global shutter, and high-resolution sensors, the SharpV 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 SharpV 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 SharpV goes beyond license plate identification with a full suite of advanced vehicle analytics that include vehicle classification, color 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.
The new version of AutoVu SharpV also greatly simplifies installation and maintenance. The motorized lenses enable zoom and auto-focus to be adjusted remotely at the time of installation and during routine maintenance. Embedded cellular networking equipment provides the ability to connect using 4G/LTE (where available).