About installing wheel imaging cameras in a mobile AutoVu™ system - SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU

AutoVu Hardware Guide for SharpX Mobile Installation

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SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU
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Wheel imaging cameras are required for digital tire chalking in City Parking Enforcement installations that include wheel imaging.

When comparing wheel images from the patrol vehicle's first pass and second pass, you can use the wheel's valve stem (or other reference point) to see whether the wheel has moved a short distance.

To accurately record wheel images, the LPR Processing Unit must include the AutoVu™ Navigation Option. This allows the system to interface into the vehicles odometry signal to know how far the patrol vehicle has traveled.

Camera specifications

  • 6 mm lens
  • Built-in IR LEDs
  • Automatic heating when the temperature is below +10°C (50°F)
  • Waterproof housing (IP67)

Required tools and parts

The following tools and parts are required for wheel imaging camera installation:
  • Allen wrench (included)
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • 7 mm socket/key wrench
  • Drill
    • 4.7 mm (3/16”) drill bit
    • 19 mm (3/4”) hole saw
    NOTE: Use a fine-toothed hole saw that is designed for vehicle body panels (should be depth-regulated and include a pilot drill bit). Do not use a stepping bit because it will deform the panel.
  • Tie wraps for securing cable
  • Additional cable glands (grommets)

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