Genetec Lower Cost Sharp V LPR Camera

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Nov 23, 2016

Genetec has announced the latest offering in their AutoVu Sharp line, promising new features, simplified installation, and lower price.

In this note, we examine these new features, lower pricing, how it compares to past models and competitors, plus how it impacts Genetec's positioning.

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Only *******

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Pricing **** 

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Advantages ********

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Disadvantages ********

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Potential *******

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Comments (7)

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