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Genetec Patroller™ Administrator Guide 6.6

Applies to
Genetec Patroller™ 6.6
Last updated
2022-04-22
Content type
Guides > Administrator guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Genetec Patroller™
Version
6.6

Enable and configure global navigation system options.

Equipment type
Select one of the following options:
None
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.
Device
Displays the device name connected to the Genetec Patroller™. Applies to external Navigator Box, external GPS, and AutoVu™ Navigation system.
  • 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.
Advanced
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.
Port
Specify the COM port number of the GPS device as seen in Windows Device Manager.
  • 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.
Noise
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:
Scale
Value specified during system calibration.
Sensitivity
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”.