Genetec LPR + New SharpX Camera Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 13, 2011

In this note, we examine Genetec’s newest addition to its AutoVu license plate recognition offerings, the SharpX LPR camera. This unit is a new addition to the existing lineup including the Sharp XGA camera, an IP-based camera and processor unit, and Sharp EX encoder/processor. The EX can be used with 3rd party LPR cameras, such as the Bosch REG and Raytec Voyager, two commonly used examples. All Sharps are made for use in Genetec’s AutoVu applications: Patroller, which is used strictly in vehicles for mobile applications, and Security Desk, part of Genetec’s unified Security Center suite. Additionally, while they are capable of sending video and an XML stream to third-party platforms, this is typically used for integration with parking control systems but not out of the box with other VMS systems.

Comparison to Existing AutoVu Offerings

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