MONTREAL, CANADA —Genetec has just released its AutoVu Managed Services, a turnkey License Plate Recognition (LPR) solution, geared for municipal and university parking authorities as well as police departments with LPR-enabled vehicles.
Configured to meet the unique requirements of each customer, the company says its new solution eliminates the need to commission and maintain servers or other IT infrastructure, and can be deployed and updated without involving an organization’s IT staff.
“License plate recognition is a powerful force multiplier for parking and law enforcement users. However, our customers tell us their IT teams are often overtaxed, which slows down the deployment process and makes maintenance and support more complex,” says Stephan Kaiser, AutoVu General Manager at Genetec. “By choosing Genetec managed services, customers can focus on their core activities and leverage AutoVu LPR faster, with the benefit of better service and preventive maintenance.”
Similar to the on-premise version of the Genetec’s LPR system, AutoVu Managed Services automates license plate reading and identification, making it easier for law enforcement, municipal and commercial organizations to locate vehicles of interest and enforce parking restrictions.
AutoVu Managed Services is hosted on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud-computing platform, providing customers the same high-end features and performance as an on-premise system via state-of-the-art encryption and transmission protocols.
Genetec technicians handle system installation and configuration for AutoVu Managed Services, as well as the connection with third-party hardware and software, such as permit management systems, pay-by-phone services and pay stations. Once the system is up and running, Genetec technicians monitor performance and can remotely update settings and install upgrades, further reducing the burden on IT staff, according to the company.
(SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine recently toured Genetec’s facilities in Montreal. You can read about his experience here.)