SharpOS 11.8 Portal - Configuration page: Extension - SharpOS 11.8

Sharp Administrator Guide 11.8

series
SharpOS 11.8
revised_modified
2020-04-22

In the Extension section of the Sharp Portal Configuration page, you can select where the Sharp sends its LPR data.

None
The default state. You must choose one of the available options.
FTP
Send ALPR data to an FTP server.
The following options appear:
Server
Enter the FTP server name and location for the LPR data. You’ll need the server name, port number (if different than the standard FTP server port 21), and the name of the folder. For example, ftp://<ServerName>:<PortNumber>/<FolderNameOnServer>/.
Username
Enter the username for the FTP server.
Password
Enter the password for the FTP server.
Time server
Enter the URL of a known time server (for example, time.windows.com). The Sharp clock will be synced with this server on startup and then every 24 hours.
Template
LPR data is sent in XML format, using the template shown. You can change certain elements if you choose.
Upload context image
Export the context image (in JPEG format).
Upload LPR image
Send the plate image (in JPEG format).

For more information, see Configuring the Sharp for an FTP connection.

HTTP
Send LPR data to an HTTP server.
The following options appear:
Server
Enter the URL of the server that will receive the LPR data. For example, https://address:port/path/. Both http:// and https:// are supported.
Username
Enter the username for the HTTP server (basic authentication).
Password
Enter the password for the HTTP server (basic authentication).
Time server
Enter the URL of a known time server (for example, time.windows.com). The Sharp clock will be synced with this server on startup and then every 24 hours.
Format
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.
Patroller - Auto or vX.Y
Send LPR data to Genetec Patroller™. Select Auto if you are using the current version of Genetec Patroller™, or select an older version of tha application from the list (the Sharp is backward compatible).
The following option appears:
Discovery port
Port on which the Sharp listens for discovery requests. This port number must match the discovery port entered in Genetec Patroller™ Config Tool.
NOTE: When setting the discovery port, do not use port 5050 as it is reserved for the logger service.
Security Center - Auto or vX.Y
Send LPR data to Security Center. Select Auto if you are using the current version of Security Center, or select an older version of Security Center from the list (the Sharp is backward compatible).
The following options appear:
Connect to Security Center
Use this only if the autodiscovery of connected Sharps does not work. You will need to enter the Hostname or IP address and port of the Security Center computer. For example, if a Sharp is connected to a WiFi router, and the Sharp’s IP address is then changed, the LPR Manager cannot detect the change automatically, so you can use this to reconnect to the Security Center computer. Once you've entered the Hostname or IP address, click to validate the connection. You will not be able to save your configuration if the connection is invalid.
Discovery port
Port on which the Sharp listens for discovery requests. This port number must match the discovery port entered on the LPR Manager Properties page.
NOTE: When setting the discovery port, do not use port 5050 as it is reserved for the logger service.
Control port
Used in Security Center Config Tool when creating a new LPR unit (Sharp) manually.
Update Provider port
The Sharp receives updates from Security Center on this port. To update the Sharp, you need to enable the Update provider on the LPR Manager Properties page, and the port numbers must match.
Accept remote reboot requests
Select this so that you can reboot the Sharp from the LPR Unit Properties page.
Test connectivity...
Use this test to determine if an IP address is reachable from the Sharp camera.