Configuring where the SharpV sends its ALPR data - SharpV | SharpOS 13.2

AutoVu™ SharpV Administrator Guide 13.2

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Depending on whether you want to receive license plate read information in Security Center, or an FTP or HTTP server, you must configure where the SharpV sends its ALPR data accordingly.

What you should know

  • For SharpV cameras that have been upgraded to SharpOS 12.7 or later and have been upgraded to use the LPM Protocol, or for new SharpV cameras that were shipped with SharpOS 12.7 or later, you do not need to select an extension. When you add the camera to the ALPR Manager using the LPM protocol, the setting is added and automatically selected.
  • If the SharpV is connected to Security Center, plate reads are automatically stored if the connection is lost. The SharpV can store up to 20 000 plate reads with their associated images.
  • For FTP and HTTP extensions, plate reads and images are automatically stored if the connection is lost, however, you can disable edge storage using the Retain data when the connection is lost setting in the extension configuration. To reduce cellular data usage, you can also configure whether the ALPR and context images are exported.


  1. Log on to the Sharp Portal.
  2. From the Configuration menu, select the Connectivity > Extension page.
  3. From the Extension type drop-down list, select one of the following:
    Use this option to send ALPR data to an FTP server. You can configure the FTP XML template which can be integrated by third-party applications. For more information, see Configuring the SharpV FTP extension.
    Use this option to send ALPR data to an HTTP server. You can configure the system to send the data in XML or JSON format. For more information and examples of the exported XML and JSON files, see Configuring an HTTP extension in the SharpOS 13.2 Portal.
    Security Center (Legacy)
    Use this option to send ALPR data to the ALPR Manager. Use this option if you are connecting the SharpV to Security Center 5.7 or earlier.
    This unit manages the connection to Security Center
    Use this only if the autodiscovery of the connected SharpV does not work (see SharpV camera connections to Security Center) or if you cannot manually add the SharpV to the ALPR Manager. You must enter the Server address and Port of the server running the ALPR Manager role. For example, if a SharpV is connected to a WiFi router, and the camera’s IP address is then changed, the ALPR Manager cannot detect the change automatically, so you can use this to reconnect to the Security Center computer.
    IMPORTANT: When using this option, no failover is available if the server connection is lost.
    Discovery port
    Port on which the SharpV listens for discovery requests. This port number must match the discovery port entered on the ALPR Manager Properties page.
    NOTE: When setting the discovery port, do not use port 5050 as it is reserved for the logger service.
    Control port
    Used in Security Center Config Tool when creating a new ALPR unit (SharpV) manually.
    Security Center (LPM protocol)
    Use this option to send ALPR data to the ALPR Manager (Security Center 5.8 or later).
    • By default, LPM protocol is not an available extension. When a SharpV (SharpOS 12.7 and later) is manually added to the ALPR Manager (Security Center 5.8 and later), the LPM protocol is automatically selected as the unit’s extension type.
    • When a SharpV is upgraded to SharpOS 12.7 or later, you must still upgrade the unit to use the LPM protocol before you connect to Security Center.
  4. Click Save.