Enable and configure global navigation system options.
- Equipment type
- Select one of the following options:
- No navigation equipment is being used.
- AutoVu™ Navigation
- Select this to use the navigation hardware in the AutoVu™ base unit.
- External GPS
- Select this to use the USB GPS receiver that connects to the in-vehicle computer.
- External Navigator box
- Select this to use the GPS antenna that connects to the AutoVu™ Navigator box.
- Use positioning (AutoVu™ Navigation only)
- Slide ON to use the global navigation and positioning hardware in the AutoVu™ base unit.
- Use GPS (External Navigator box only)
- Slide ON to use GPS with the AutoVu™ external Navigator box.
- Displays the device name connected to the Genetec
Patroller™. Applies to external Navigator
Box, external GPS, and AutoVu™
- Click in the field (external Navigator Box and external GPS) to open the Select device dialog box. Choose the appropriate USB device and click OK > Apply.
- Click the discovery button (AutoVu™ navigation) to restart navigation equipment auto discovery when necessary.
- Click to configure the advanced GPS settings (external GPS and external Navigator box).
- Baud rate
- The speed of the GPS communications channel (serial port). The default value is 9600, but some USB GPS devices require a reduced speed of 4800. For example, if you’re using Genetec’s USB GPS receiver that connects to the in-vehicle computer (model number BU-353S4), you need to change this value to 4800.
- (Optional) Force Port
- Turn this option on when you want to make sure that Genetec Patroller™ uses the port configured in the Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool. This is useful in the case where you are using two USB GPS devices and you want to prevent Genetec Patroller™ from automatically switching to the other GPS port if it cannot detect the GPS port specified in Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool.
- Specify the COM port number of the GPS device as seen in Windows
- If you’re using the USB GPS that connects directly to the in-vehicle computer, the name of the device in Device Manager is Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port.
- If you’re using the GPS antenna that connects to the Navigator box, the name of the device in Device Manager is u-blox 5 GPS and GALILEO Receiver.
- GPS initialization string
- Displays the initialization commands to be sent to the GPS device
when you log on to the application.IMPORTANT: Do not modify. This is the default firmware setting.
- Consecutive invalid strings before restart
- Specify the number of consecutive invalid GPS strings allowed
before the device is restarted. Invalid GPS strings happen when the
GPS signal can't be detected. The default number is 10.
IMPORTANT: You should not need to change this setting.
- Specify the noise value. If the distance from 0,0 to the GPS position
is less than the value you define, no GPS event is generated. The
default noise value is 5.IMPORTANT: You should not need to change this setting.
- Layout... (AutoVu™ Navigation only)
- Click to enter the GNSS antenna and port positions. This operation is necessary to calibrate the navigation hardware. For details, see the Layout page.
- Calibrate...(AutoVu™ Navigation only)
- Click to perform step-by-step odometry and GNSS calibration. For details, see the Calibration procedure.
- Monitor...(AutoVu™ Navigation only)
- Click this button to get information about navigation position, malfunctions, and vehicle status. For details, see the Monitor page.
- Use odometry (External Navigator box only)
- Slide ON to use the Navigator box for odometry as well as global positionning.
- Reverse signal active when (External Navigator box only)
- Slide ON to indicate that the transmission reverse signal is active when high. Leave it OFF to indicate active when low.
- Advanced (External Navigator box only)
- Allows you to configure the following Odometry settings:
- Value specified during system calibration.
- Navigator box's sensitivity as measured during calibration using the Oscilloscope tool.
- GPS distance tolerance
- Maximum GPS distance correction allowed (in meters) when using odometry.
- GPS odometry calibration tolerance
- Acceptable odometry calibration error (in meters).
- Read when car is stopped
- Specify whether or not to continue reading plates when the Genetec Patroller™ vehicle is stopped. When doing parking enforcement, Genetec Patroller™ vehicles may stop and reverse frequently.
- Read when moving backwards
- Specify whether or not to continue reading plates when the Genetec Patroller™ vehicle moves in reverse. When doing parking enforcement, Genetec Patroller™ vehicles may stop and reverse frequently.
- Shutdown delay (not applicable for Genetec Patroller™ Standalone)
- Specify the number of seconds to wait after the vehicle’s ignition is turned off before shutting down the in-vehicle computer. To disable this feature, enter “0”.