Testing SharpX cables by performing an active test - 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
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Guides > Installation guides
English (United States)

You can use the AutoVu™ Cable Tester to perform an active test on a SharpX cable and verify that the camera ports on the LPR Processing Unit are not defective.

Before you begin

What you should know

  • The unit powers up automatically when you push the Test button on the Cable Tester. The unit powers down when you toggle any switch, remove the camera cable, or when it has been idle for 60 seconds
  • The active test can only be performed on a SharpX cable. If you attempt to run an Active test on a Sharp cable, the Cable Tester will power off.
  • This test only verifies the physical properties (continuity, voltage, termination) of the LPR Processing Unit ports. Other problems, such as firmware/software issues can make a camera port inoperative. The Cable Tester will not be able to signal such issues via an Active test. If the cable passes the passive and active test, but you still have LPR camera problems, contact Genetec Technical Support.


  1. Connect the SharpX cable to the appropriate port on the Cable Tester.
  2. Power up the LPR Processing Unit and wait 1 minute to ensure that the LPR camera ports are powered-up.
  3. Connect the SharpX camera and CAT5e cables to the LPR Processing Unit.
    The status lights on the DATA LINK port do not light up during cable testing.
  4. Set the Cable Tester to Active mode.
  5. Set the Cable Tester to SharpXmode.
    NOTE: Using the wrong Mode will result in incorrect test results.
  6. Press and release the Push To Test button.
  7. Verify that all wire indicator LEDs are solid green. If they are not solid green, redo both the Passive test and the Active test to confirm that the source of the error is the LPR Processing Unit.


If all wire LEDs are solid green, the cable and LPR Processing Unit ports have passed the active test.