The images associated with the reads and hits are stored on disk in G64 files by an Archiver. You can estimate the disk space required to store these images if you know the average number of reads and hits processed by the ALPR Manager per day.
- One context camera image (in either high resolution or low resolution)
- One ALPR camera image (cropped to show only the license plate)
- One context camera thumbnail image
- One ALPR camera thumbnail image
The size of the image set depends on the model of the Sharp camera and whether the context camera is configured to take images in high resolution or low resolution.
Disk space = (ReadsPD x ImageSize x ReadIRP) + (HitsPD x ImageSize x HitIRP)
- Average number of reads per day.
- Estimated image size per read (depends on the Sharp model and configuration).
- Read image retention period (see ALPR Manager's Properties tab).
- Average number of hits per day.
- Hit image retention period (see ALPR Manager's Properties tab).
If your patrol vehicles are equipped with wheel imaging cameras, double the number of hits per day in your formula (there is typically one wheel image per hit).
|Type of image||Sharp VGA or XGA||SharpV||SharpZ3|
|Context camera image||~50 KB||~120 KB||~160 KB|
|ALPR camera image (cropped)||~3 KB||~3 KB||~2 KB|
|Context camera thumbnail image||~3 KB||~3 KB||~2 KB|
|ALPR camera thumbnail image||~1 KB||~1 KB||~1 KB|
|Total image size per read:||~57 KB||~127 KB||~165 KB|
|Context camera image||~18 KB||-||-|
|ALPR camera image (cropped)||~3 KB||~3 KB||-|
|Context camera thumbnail image||~3 KB||~3 KB||-|
|ALPR camera thumbnail image||~1 KB||~1 KB||-|
|Total image size per read:||~25 KB||-||-|
If the Archiver is assigned to more than one ALPR Manager, add the numbers for all ALPR Manager roles together.