Configuring the Sharp unit's HTTP extension - SharpOS 11.5

SharpOS Administrator Guide 11.5

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SharpOS 11.5
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You can configure the Sharp to send LPR data to an HTTP server instead of to Genetec Patroller™ or Security Center. LPR data that is sent to an HTTP server can then be integrated by third-party applications.


  1. Log on to the Sharp Portal.
  2. Go to the Configuration page.
  3. Under Extension, select Http.
  4. Configure the following:
    Enter the URL of the server that will receive the LPR data. For example, https://address:port/path/. Both http:// and https:// are supported.
    Enter the username for the HTTP server (basic authentication).
    Enter the password for the HTTP server (basic authentication).
    Time server
    Enter the URL of a known time server (for example, The Sharp clock will be synced with this server on startup and then every 24 hours.
    Select the file format for the LPR data (JSON or XML).
    Send context image
    Send the context image (in JPEG format).
    Send LPR image
    Export the plate image (in JPEG format).
    Use store and forward
    If the check box is selected, plate reads will be saved locally in the Sharp’s database if the connection with the HTTP server is lost. The system will try to re-connect with the server every 30 seconds. Stored reads will be pushed to the server when the connection is re-established. To check how many reads are in the Sharp's database, click Show Extension Details in the Sharp Portal. If the check box is cleared, the Sharp will not store reads locally if the connection with the HTTP server is lost.
    NOTE: If there are any plate reads in the Sharp's database, clearing this check box and saving the configuration will delete the plate reads.
  5. Click Send a test plate to verify that the system can connect to the server using these settings.
    The icon beside the Send a test plate button will show if the test was successful. Hover over the icon for test results.
  6. Click Save.