If you are connected to a SharpX, you can change the settings of the external cameras.
What you should know
SharpX cameras are automatically detected when connected to the LPR Processing Unit. The Interfaces you see in the portal depend on how many cameras you have connected to the LPR Processing Unit and how many single board computers (SBCs) are on the LPR Processing Unit. For example, if you have four cameras connected to an X1S LPR Processing unit (one SBC) you will see all four interfaces: Interface 1, Interface 2, Interface 3, and Interface 4. On an X2S LPR Processing unit (two SBCs), you will only see two interfaces at a time in the portal (either Interface 1 and Interface 2, or Interface 3 and Interface 4) since the camera settings are configured on a separate portal page for each SBC. The interfaces represent the following:
- Interface 1 and Interface 2
- These correspond to the camera interfaces 1 and 2 on the faceplate of the LPR Processing Unit. This means you are connected to the SBC controlling the SharpX camera units that are physically connected to the first pair of camera interfaces.
- Interface 3 and Interface 4
- These correspond to the camera interfaces 3 and 4 on the faceplate of the LPR Processing Unit. This means you are connected to the SBC controlling the SharpX camera units that are physically connected to the second pair of camera interfaces.
Tire cameras used for wheel imaging are not detected by default. If a tire camera is connected it must be configured manually by selecting A tire camera is connected to this interface and selecting the model. Tire cameras can be configured on Interface 2 and Interface 4 providing no LPR camera is connected to those interfaces already.
- Log on to the Sharp Portal.
- Click the Configuration page.
Select the LPR resolution for the LPR camera.
The resolution you select depends on several factors, such as the type of Sharp used, the type of lens, etc. Your initial site survey should provide you with the information you need to select the proper resolution.
- Tall (1024 x 946)
- Used for most law enforcement installations where the camera must read multiple lanes of traffic. This setting generally provides the best results in the majority of cases.
- Wide (1280 x 808)
- Used for most parking enforcement installations, especially for parallel parking.
- Standard (1024 x 768)
- Used in specific situations as determined by the site survey.
To capture context images in 640 x 480, select the Capture high
definition context images option.
The standard definition context images are 320 x 240 pixels.
- Click Save.
If you are using an X2S LPR Processing Unit (two SBCs), click Configure
the other unit on the Status page under
If there is a warning associated with a camera, there will be a yellow warning icon next to the interface number. Hover your mouse over the warning icon to see the details.