SharpOS 11.8 Portal - Configuration page: Camera settings - SharpOS 11.8

Sharp Administrator Guide 11.8

series
SharpOS 11.8
revised_modified
2020-04-22

In the Camera settings section of the Sharp Portal Configuration page, you can configure the Sharp camera settings, which are different depending on whether you are connected to a Sharp or SharpX.

Sharp

If you are connected to a Sharp XGA or VGA, you will see the following settings:

Capture high definition context images
Standard definition context images are 320 x 240 (pixels). Select this setting to capture images in 640 x 480.

SharpX

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 LPR Processing unit with one SBC (X1S/X1SU) you will see all four interfaces: Interface 1, Interface 2, Interface 3, and Interface 4. On an LPR Processing unit with two SBCs (X2S/X2SU) where you can connect two cameras to each SBC, you will only see two interfaces at a time in the portal (either Interface 1, Interface 2, 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.
Interface 3 and Interface 4.
These correspond to the camera interfaces 3 and 4 on the faceplate of the LPR Processing Unit.
Model
Displays the SharpX camera model and the serial number.
VGA
You have a SharpX VGA connected on this interface.
XGA
You have a SharpX XGA connected on this interface.
LPR resolution
Select the 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.
Standard (1024 x 768)
Used in specific situations as determined by the site survey.
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.
Capture high definition context images
Standard definition context images are 320 x 240 (pixels). Select this setting to capture images in 640 x 480.
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.
NOTE:
  • 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 and require the use of the Tire/Aux Imaging Adapter Module.
  • If you are using an LPR Processor that has two SBCs (X2S/X2SU) you will need to configure the other SBC. To do this, click Configure the other unit located on the Status page, under Actions. For more information see the License section of the Status page.