Connecting SharpX cameras for a mobile installation - 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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To use SharpX cameras for a mobile installation, there are multiple steps you must perform to connect the camera.

Before you begin

Do the following:
  • Ensure that you have the required tools and parts.
  • Some of the connections require tension clamps. Make sure you know how to use tension clamps with cable connectors.
  • Position and install the horizontal or vertical bracket in the vehicle trunk, and then attach the LPR Processing Unit to the bracket. Remember to consider the size of the LPR Processing Unit for proper clearance and spacing. If you do not have the proper bracket required for your installation, contact your Genetec representative.

What you should know

When connecting the camera cable, follow these guidelines:
  • Do not tighten the connector by turning the camera cable.
  • Do not turn the connector from behind the outer ring.
  • Do not use any tools to tighten the connector.
A loose connector may cause water to leak into the SharpX camera. AutoVu SharpX cameras are IP67 compliant only when the plastic protector cap is on, or when the cable is connected to the camera according to the instructions.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that all electrical connections are insulated. This protects against accidental electrical short-circuiting, both during and after the wiring installation process.
IMPORTANT: Do not use any "wire splice" type connectors (such as self-stripping electrical tap connectors). Vehicle vibrations will cause these connectors to fail. Connections should be soldered and shrink wrapped.


  1. Connect the power port to the LPR Processing Unit.
  2. Connect the camera cable to the LPR Processing Unit.
  3. Shorten and terminate the CAT5e cable.
    The SharpX cable does not come with a pre-terminated CAT5e connection.
    NOTE: SharpX cameras require the CAT5e T568B conductor arrangement.
  4. Connect the camera unit’s CAT5e cable to the LPR Processing Unit.
  5. Connect your network cable to the LAN 1 port on the LPR Processing Unit, and the other end to your in-vehicle computer.
  6. Connect the LPR Processing Unit to the vehicle’s power and ignition signals.
  7. Connect the camera cable to the SharpX camera unit.
  8. (Optional) If the installation includes wheel imaging cameras that require a BNC connection, you will need to install the Tire/Aux Imaging Adapter Module.


The SharpX is connected and ready to be configured.