Installing the satellite navigation hardware for SharpX - SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU

AutoVu Hardware Guide for SharpX Mobile Installation

Applies to
SharpX X1S, X2S, X1S-CN, X2S-CN, XSU
Last updated
2018-10-05
Content type
Guides
Guides > Installation guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
SharpX

To provide satellite coordinates for plate reads, you must install the required satellite navigation hardware.

What you should know

  • If the patrol vehicle uses wheel imaging cameras, the LPR Processing Unit you install must include the AutoVu™ Navigation option so that the system can track the location of the vehicle and captured plate reads.
  • For Genetec Patroller™ vehicles that do not include wheel imaging cameras, if a GPS source is not already available in the vehicle, you can install the basic USB GPS antenna.

The following steps apply to all supported receivers and antennas and the general term "satellite hardware" will be used.

Procedure

  1. Install the satellite hardware on the vehicle's roof.
    NOTE: The satellite hardware must have an unobstructed view of the sky. This includes any objects near the hardware (for example, a light bar) that may block the signal coming from satellites near the horizon. In addition, the satellite navigation hardware must not be installed near any other antennas on the vehicle’s roof.
    1. Make sure that the vehicle's roof is clean, dry, and free of debris.
    2. Place the magnetized side of the satellite hardware on the vehicle’s roof, and consider the following:
      • The satellite hardware must be installed at least 30 cm (12 in.) from any other antennas.
      • The satellite hardware must be installed at least 100 cm (40 in.) from the camera cables.
      • Position the satellite hardware so that it has the largest possible view of the sky. Ensure that objects near the satellite hardware (for example, a light bar) do not block the signal coming from satellites near the horizon.
    3. Create a cable penetration in the vehicle's roof and pass the satellite hardware cable through the hole using an appropriate cable gland. For more information on drilling cable holes, see Drilling the camera cable holes. For information on sealing the cable penetration, see Sealing the camera holes.
  2. Run the cable to the connection location.
    Tallysman TW2412 GPS/GLONASS Antenna
    Run the cable to the LPR Processing Unit.
    GlobalSat BU-353S4 USB GPS Receiver
    Run the cable to the in-vehicle computer.
    IMPORTANT:
    • Avoid bending the antenna cable sharply. Try to make all bends with a smooth radius.
  3. With the satellite hardware installed and the cable secured, connect the satellite hardware to the AutoVu™ system.
    NOTE: The SMA connection only needs to be finger-tight. Do not use any tools to tighten the connection.
    Tallysman TW2412 GPS/GLONASS Antenna
    Connects to the GNSS port on the front of the LPR Processing Unit (SMA connector).
    GlobalSat BU-353S4 USB GPS Receiver
    Connects to the in-vehicle computer's USB port.

Example

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