Enabling Genetec Patroller™ Navigator box GPS settings - Genetec Patroller™ 6.6

Genetec Patroller™ Administrator Guide 6.6

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Genetec Patroller™ 6.6
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If you are using Genetec Patroller™ with a SharpX system that includes the AutoVu™ External Navigator box, you need to configure the settings that apply to the GPS antenna connected to the Navigator box in Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool.


  1. Open Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool.
  2. Go to Navigation > Equipment.
  3. From the Equipment type list, select External Navigator box.
  4. Turn Use GPS to ON, then configure the following:
    Click in the field to open the Select device dialog box. Choose the appropriate USB device and click OK > Apply.
  5. Click Advanced and configure the following:
    Baud rate
    The speed of the GPS communications channel (serial port).
    IMPORTANT: You should not need to change this setting for the External Navigator Box.
    (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 when 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 Device Manager. The name of the device 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 a 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.
  6. Turn Use odometry to ON if you want to use the car's odometry system then configure the following:
    Reverse signal active when
    This option confgures if the reverse signal is active HIGH or LOW while using the Navigator box. When the option is ON, the signal is active HIGH.
  7. Click Advanced then configure the following:
    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).

    For more information about Navigator box calibration, see the AutoVu™ Navigator box Technote.

  8. If you want to continue reading plates when the patrol vehicle is stopped, turn Read when car is stopped to ON.
  9. If you want to continue reading plates when the patrol vehicle moves in reverse, turn Read when moving backwards to ON.
    NOTE: When doing parking enforcement, patrol vehicles may stop and reverse frequently.
  10. Specify the Shutdown delay. This delay is 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”.
  11. Click Apply.


The GPS settings of the Navigator box are configured.