Twin-camera ANPR helps generate non-aeronautical revenue

10 July 2017
AutoVu SharpV combines two high-definition ANPR cameras with onboard processing and illumination in a ruggedised, environmentally sealed unit. Source: Genetec

Genetec reports that its AutoVu Automatic Number Plate Recognition System (ANPR) range of products is now in place at 180 airports, with Oakland International in the United States the latest to sign a contract on 27 April 2017.

Genetec director of product management Francis Lachance explained that an AutoVu SharpV ANPR twin-camera (monochrome and colour) device is used to capture licence plate data. This information is streamed to and managed by the Genetec Security Center Unified Platform. The company also offers a smaller AutoVu SharpX high-resolution camera with local processing unit.

"Parking is a major revenue generator for airports, so maximising usage of space is critical. Using our system, all cars can be automatically counted, especially in multistorey car parks, therefore allowing capacity to be quickly identified," Lachance noted to Jane's during the IFSEC exhibition in London on 20-22 June.

AutoVu units can also be mounted on a vehicle and driven around a car park, replacing hand-clickers. At the same time, all number plates can be captured, enabling the airport to see how parking facilities are used at different times of the day throughout the year.

"You can link the plate number to a particular parking slot using the AutoVu's GIS [Geographic Information System] facility. Many passengers forget the location of their vehicle, so locating it for them is an additional service that can be offered," said Lachance.

See related article at:

Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options:

(256 of 292 words)



    PIS/LFBI AIRFIELD REF PT.: N46 35.15 E000 18.24 ELEVATION : 423' 129m CFR : 5 MAX RWY LENGTH : 7,710' 2,350 m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 03/21, 7,710' 2,350 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt, PCN 44 F/C/W/T. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : Rwy 03R/21L, 2,297' 700 m, width 148' 60 m, grass, Rwy 03L/21R,


    HOR/LPHR AIRFIELD REF PT.: N38 31.19 W028 42.95 ELEVATION : 118' 36m CFR : 6 MAX RWY LENGTH : 5,233' 1,595m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 10/28, 5,233' 1,595 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : None. RUNWAY LIGHTING : Rwy 10: LIRL, REIL, ALSF-2, PAPI.Rwy 28: LIRL, REIL, ALSF-2,

  • PICO

    PIX/LPPI AIRFIELD REF PT.: N38 33.16 W028 26.29 ELEVATION : 109' 33m CFR : 0 MAX RWY LENGTH : 5,725' 1,745m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 09/27 Twy, 5,725' 1,745 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt, PCN 80 F/B/W/T. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : None. RUNWAY LIGHTING : Rwy 09: LIRL, PAPI.Rwy 27: LIRL, ALSF-2,


    SMA/LPAZ AIRFIELD REF PT.: N36 58.28 W025 10.24 ELEVATION : 308' 94m CFR : 7 MAX RWY LENGTH : 10,000' 3,048m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 18/36, 10,000' 3,048 m, width 197' 60 m, concrete. ADDITIONAL RUNWAYS : Rwy 15/33, 6,004' 1,830 m; Rwy 04/22, 4,345' 1,324 m; both asphalt; both closed.


    BJX/MMLO AIRFIELD REF PT.: N20 59.36 W101 28.51 CFR : 0 MAX RWY LENGTH : 11,480' 3,499 m General Information SURFACE : Rwy 13/31, 11,480' 3,499 m, width 148' 45 m, asphalt, PCN 74 F/C/X/T. AIRFIELD OPERATOR : Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, Km 5.5 Carretera Silao-Leon 0, Col. New Mexico Silao,