Genetec Announces Integration of VenTek Pay-by-License Parking Stations with AutoVu LPR System

November 24, 2014

Improves Customer Experience and Parking Enforcement Efficiency for Cities, Education and Retail Customers


MONTRÉAL, November 24th, 2014 – Genetec™, a leading provider of parking enforcement and unified IP security solutions today announced a new partnership with automated payment systems manufacturer VenTek, the latest company to join the Genetec ecosystem of parking solution partners. Together, Genetec and VenTek now offer seamless integration between the VenTek Pay-by-License (PBL) solution and Genetec AutoVu, the Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system which is part of Genetec’s unified security platform, Security Center.

The VenTek Pay-by-License (PBL) parking solution enables parking customers to simply enter their license plate information and pay directly at the pay station without having to return to their vehicle. For parking operators, VenTek eliminates the need to maintain marked spaces and help prevent parking receipt fraud. Thanks to this integration between VenTek systems and Genetec AutoVu, parking operators will be able to increase their parking enforcement efficiency. AutoVu-equipped vehicles simply patrol parking installations to scan license plate numbers, while the AutoVu in-vehicle system automatically validates the parked vehicle compliance. The list of vehicles allowed to park in a lot is dynamically synchronized with VenTek pay stations, freeing officers to focus on violation validation and ticketing.

Leveraging the open architecture in AutoVu, VenTek parking solutions are integrated through the AutoVu Pay-by-Plate Sync feature, which simplifies the deployment of pay-by-plate or pay-by-license parking systems and allows parking operators to integrate a diverse ecosystem of parking solution vendors that might not be otherwise compatible. AutoVu Pay-by-Plate Sync enables the integration of permit management systems, pay stations and pay-by-phone solutions with AutoVu ALPR, allowing customers to move to pay-by-plate parking at their own pace.

“We are pleased to welcome VenTek to our fast growing ecosystem of Pay-by-Plate partners. Working together with VenTek, we have developed a parking solution that leverages the convenience of their pay stations and the efficiency of our automated LPR system,” said Chris Yigit, Business Development Manager at Genetec. “The result is a customer-friendly parking solution with measurable efficiency gains for parking authorities using pay-by-plate.”

Integrated VenTek and AutoVu parking systems are already deployed at customer sites. VenTek pay-by-license solutions integration is available from Genetec Certified Partners with AutoVu Pay-by-Plate Sync 4.0 and above.

About VenTek

From its corporate headquarters in Petaluma, California, VenTek International “VenTek” provides a wide range of unattended payment systems for applications such as: un-gated and gated parking, transit ticketing, moorage fees, parks and recreation permitting, et al. Backed by its open-platform software system VenTek’s product suite includes: fixed and payment terminal hardware, electronic payment transaction processing and cloud-based management and mobile software services. For more information about VenTek, visit:

About Genetec

Genetec develops open-platform software, hardware and cloud-based services for the physical security and public safety industry. Its flagship product, Security Center, unifies IP-based video surveillance, access control and license plate recognition (LPR) into one platform. A global innovator since 1997, Genetec is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and serves enterprise and government organizations via an integrated network of resellers, integrators and consultants in over 80 countries. Genetec was founded on the principle of innovation and remains at the forefront of emerging technologies that unify physical security systems. For more information about Genetec, visit:

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