To provide satellite coordinates for plate reads, you must install a satellite navigation antenna on the patrol vehicle.
What you should know
- If the patrol vehicle uses wheel-imaging cameras, the base unit you install must include the SharpZ3 navigation expansion module so that the system can track the location of the vehicles associated with captured plate reads.
- For patrol vehicles that lack wheel-imaging cameras and a GPS source, you can install the basic USB GPS antenna.
To complete these steps, you need the following:
- Electric or battery powered drill and drill bits
- Required when running cables through the vehicle roof or body panels.
The following procedure applies to all supported receivers and antennas and the general term "satellite hardware" is used.
Install the satellite hardware on the vehicle's roof:
- Ensure that the vehicle's roof is clean, dry, and free of debris.
Place the magnetized side of the satellite
hardware on the vehicle’s roof, and consider the
- The satellite hardware requires an unobstructed view of the sky. This includes any objects near the hardware such as a light bar that might block the signal coming from satellites near the horizon.
- You must install the satellite hardware at least 30 cm (12 in.) from any other antenna.
- For best performance, install the satellite hardware at least 100 cm (40 in.) from the SharpZ3 cameras.
- Create a cable penetration in the vehicle's roof and pass the satellite hardware cable through the hole using an appropriate cable gland.
Run the cable to the
IMPORTANT: Avoid bending the antenna cable sharply. Try to make all bends with a smooth radius.
- If you are installing a Tallysman TW2412 GPS/GLONASS antenna, run the cable to the base unit.
- If you are installing a GlobalSat BU-353S4 USB GPS receiver, run the cable to the in-vehicle computer.
Connect the satellite
hardware to the SharpZ3
- If you are installing a Tallysman TW2412 GPS/GLONASS antenna, connects to the SMA connector on the navigation expansion module. For more information, see SharpZ3 navigation expansion module connections.
- If you are installing a GlobalSat BU-353S4 USB GPS receiver, connects to the in-vehicle computer's USB port.