Cameras - Units tab in Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool - Genetec Patroller™ 6.6

Genetec Patroller™ Administrator Guide 6.6

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The Units tab allows you to add a Sharp unit toGenetec Patroller™ Config Tool, and to configure its settings.

These are the Sharp units connected to your in-vehicle LAN.
Add a Sharp ()

Manually add a Sharp unit to the network. Do the following:

  • You’ll need to enter the Sharp unit name. This is the IP address of the Sharp, for example,
  • You also need to specify the camera’s orientation, meaning where it’s installed on the vehicle (front right, front left, and so on).
NOTE: Depending on the hardware options, SharpX or SharpZ3 systems can contain one or two SBCs (Single Board Computers) which are referred to here as Units. Cameras for each unit must be named “Lpr Camera ”, “Lpr Camera 2”, and so on (case sensitive).
Remove a Sharp ()
Remove a Sharp camera from Genetec Patroller™.
Edit a Sharp ()
Edit the Sharp’s connection settings to Genetec Patroller™.
Configure the Sharp ()
Opens the Sharp Portal in a web browser so you can configure the Sharp’s properties.
Discovery port
When you use the Start discovery option to auto-detect Sharp units on the network, Genetec Patroller™ will search for Sharps connected on this port.

Default value is 5000.

NOTE: This discovery port must match the discovery port you set in the Sharp Portal for each Sharp. For more information, see the Sharp Administrator Guide.
Start discovery
Automatically detect installed Sharp cameras and add them to the network. You will still need to specify each camera’s orientation (front right, front left, and so on). This is the preferred method of adding Sharps to the network.
Pause reads on startup
Turn on to have plate reading paused when you log on to Genetec Patroller™.
Fuse reads from multiple cameras
For patrol vehicles that are configured with forward-facing and rear-facing cameras, you can fuse reads from multiple cameras to improve the capture rate and read rate. If the vehicle includes front and rear-facing cameras, enabling this feature associates the cameras that might read the same license plate. This means reads from both left-facing cameras are fused and reads from both right-facing cameras reads are fused.
IMPORTANT: To fuse reads, you must enable the Give a confidence score for reads feature in the Analytics section of the Sharp Portal Configuration page.
NOTE: When this feature is enabled, there is a short plate read delay which allows both cameras to read the plate and then display the image with the best confidence score. You can configure how long the system waits for the second plate read (Maximum latency default: 3 seconds) in the Advanced configuration page.
Minimum confidence score
You might want to configure a minimum confidence score if you notice too many incorrect plate reads.

The Sharp camera assigns a numerical value (from 0 to 100) to each license plate read, indicating how confident the Sharp is in the accuracy of the read. Genetec Patroller™ ignores reads that are below the minimum confidence score you define.

NOTE: Setting the minimum confidence score to 0 (default) accepts all plate reads and hits.
IMPORTANT: For the confidence score of plate reads to be available, you must enable the Give a confidence score for reads feature in the Analytics section of the Sharp Portal Configuration page.
Camera exposure on startup
Use the slider to set the initial value for the camera exposure control when you first login to the application.
Use additional context images
Patrol vehicles can include additional context cameras to provide a more detailed view of the environment when plate reads are captured. You can fine-tune the timing of the additional context images to ensure that the target vehicle is in frame when the cameras are triggered.
Capture sequence for reads coming from
Timing is controlled by triggering each auxiliary camera a certain distance (in meters) before or after the plate read location.
Context camera
Enter the required information according to the context camera model. For more information, see Configuring additional context cameras in Genetec Patroller™.