Plugin - Plate copy in Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool - Genetec Patroller™ 6.6

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

The Plate copy XML plugin makes it easier to verify the plates you capture in Genetec Patroller™ with other applications installed on your in-vehicle computer. With your other application open, you can simply paste the plate number in and perform your search, saving you valuable seconds every time you want to search for a plate. You can also use the XML file created on your computer in any custom application you choose.

You can customize the Plate copy plugin by modifying the following settings:
Clear XML files on startup
Turn on so that when you start Genetec Patroller™, the XML data created by the Plate Copy plugin is deleted from the in-vehicle computer. When this option is off, the XML data created by the Plate Copy plugin is not deleted automatically on startup. You can delete the data manually if needed.
Allow Plate Copy for hits only
Turn on to have the Plate Copy feature work for hits only. When this option is turned off, the Plate Copy feature works for reads and hits.
Create a different XML file each time
Turn on to creates a different Plate Copy XML file with each use. For more information on how this affects the filename, see Name of the created XML file. When this option is turned off, the Plate Copy XML file is overwritten with each use.
IMPORTANT: Third-party applications that use the Plate Copy XML file must turn this setting on.
Name of the created XML file
Type the filename you want for the Plate Copy XML file.
Where to save the created XML file
Enter the path on the in-vehicle computer where you want the Plate Copy XML files to be saved (for example, you could save the files to C:\PlateCopyXMLfiles). The plugin will create the folder for you the first time you tap a plate image in Genetec Patroller™.
Name of the XML template file to use
Type the filename of the XML template you want to use for the Plate Copy XML file
Copy plate number to Windows clipboard
Turn on to automatically copy the plate number to the Windows clipboard when you tap the plate image in Genetec Patroller™. This allows you to quickly paste the plate number to the third-party application (use Ctrl+V).
Minimize Patroller window
Turn on to minimize Genetec Patroller™ when you when you tap the plate image in the main window.
NOTE: When this option is turned off Genetec Patroller™ is not minimized but the third-party application is displayed Genetec Patroller™ on top of the Genetec Patroller™ window if the Maximize external application window and Restore external application window settings are turned ON.
Search external application by process name
When turned on, Genetec Patroller™ searches for the name of the third-party application process as it appears in Windows Task Manager (for example, Notepad). When turned off, Genetec Patroller™ searches for the name of the minimized window (for example, Test.txt - Notepad).
External application name
Enter the name of the third-party application to display when you tap the plate image in Genetec Patroller™. The name you enter here depends on whether the Search external application by process name option is turned on or off. For example, if you want to open Windows Notepad, type one of the following in this field:
  • If Search external application by process name is turned ON, type Notepad, the name of the notepad process as it appears in Windows Task Manager (without the .exe).
  • If Search external application by process name is turned OFF, type the full name as shown in the title bar of the application’s window. For example, the name of an unsaved minimized Notepad window is called Untitled - Notepad.
IMPORTANT: Only applications that are already running can be displayed. This feature cannot start an application for you.
Restore external application window
When this option is on, the third-party application is restored to its former size when you tap the plate image in Genetec Patroller™. When this option is turned off, the third-party application is not displayed unless you also turn on the option Maximize external application window.
Maximize external application window
Turn on to maximizes the third-party application when you tap the plate image in Genetec Patroller™. When turned off the third-party option is not displayed unless you also turn on the Restore external application window option.
Display all external application windows
Turn on to display all the windows of the third-party application when you tap the plate image in Genetec Patroller™. When you turn this option off, the first thrid-party window that is listed in Windows Task Manager will be displayed when you tap the plate image in Genetec Patroller™.