Synchronizing the SharpV clock - SharpV | SharpOS 12.6

AutoVu Handbook for SharpV Fixed Installations 12.6

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SharpV | SharpOS 12.6
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You can configure the SharpV camera to synchronize time and date settings with the computer you are using to access the SharpV Portal. Alternatively, you can synchronize the date and time with an NTP server or with the Security Center server.

What you should know

  • The SharpV unit automatically synchronizes clocks with its server whenever the Plate Reader service is restarted, unless the No synchronization option is selected.
  • If you select Synchronize with client browser now, the camera performs a one-time synchronization with the date and time of the client browser.
  • If you select No synchronization, the camera keeps its internal time indefinitely.
  • If you select NTP server, the date and time update according to your selection every hour.


  1. Log on to the SharpV Portal.
  2. From the Configuration menu, select the Date and time page.
  3. Select one of the following options:
    No synchronization
    The camera does not synchronize with any server.

    If you select Synchronize with client browser now, the camera performs a one-time synchronization with the date and time of the client browser.

    IMPORTANT: Do not synchronize the SharpV clock with the client browser unless you are connecting to the SharpV Portal from the server (computer hosting the LPR Manager role). If you synchronize clocks with a computer other than the server, the camera's reads and hits might not have accurate timestamps.
    NTP server
    The camera synchronizes with an NTP server. Typically, the NTP server is either a foreign computer or a server within your organization that synchronizes itself with an external NTP server. The latter is recommended if synchronization is crucial to your organization. Click Server and enter the URL of the machine running the NTP server. Clicking Test connection tests the connection between the camera and the NTP server. The camera synchronizes with the NTP server every hour.
    Active extension
    If you select Active extension (Security Center), the camera's date and time are synchronized with the Security Center server that the camera is connected to. The camera synchronizes with the Security Center server upon connection, then again every 24 hours.
    NOTE: If you have not yet configured the active extension (see Configuring where the SharpV sends its LPR data), you can select Active extension (none), and it will be updated when you configure the extension.
    NOTE: The Active extension option displays whichever extension is currently selected for the camera in Configuration > Extensions, however, selecting this option has no effect if you are using an extension type other than Security Center (not valid for FTP, HTTP, and so on).
  4. Click Save.