SharpOS 13.1 Sharp Portal - Extension page - SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.1

SharpZ3 Administrator Guide 13.1

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SharpZ3 | SharpOS 13.1
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2020-07-14

This section lists the settings found in the Extension page of the Sharp Portal. Use the Extension page to configure where the SharpZ3 sends ALPR data.

To navigate to the Extension page, click Configuration > Connectivity > Extension.

The following information is displayed:

Extension type: None

None
Plate reads are stored locally on the SharpZ3 and can only be retrieved using the Reads API which is an external application.

Extension type: FTP

Sends ALPR data to an FTP server. Configure the following:

Server
Enter the server name and location of the FTP server.
NOTE: The appropriate rights on that location must be granted to the chosen user on the FTP server. The target directory must also be present and be writable by that user.
Username
Enter the username for the server.
Password
Enter the password for the username.
Content Template
ALPR data is sent in XML format, using the template shown. You can change certain elements if you choose.
Set default template
Reverts to the default template values.
Export context images
Export the context image (in JPEG format).
Export ALPR images
Export the plate image (in JPEG format).
Retain data when the connection is lost
Select this option for plate reads to be saved locally in the SharpZ3 database if the connection with the server is lost. The system attempts to reconnect with the server every 30 seconds. Stored reads are pushed to the server when the connection is reestablished.
IMPORTANT: If there are any plate reads in the SharpZ3 database, clearing this check box and saving the configuration deletes the plate reads.
Send sample
Verifies that the system can connect to the server and send a sample read file using the configured settings.

HTTP / HTTPS

Server
Enter the server name and location of the FTP server.
NOTE: The appropriate rights on that location must be granted to the chosen user on the FTP server. The target directory must also be present and be writable by that user.
Format
Select the format you want to send the ALPR data in. You can select either JSON or XML format.
Username
Enter the username for the server.
Password
Enter the password for the username.
Anonymize ALPR data
The camera hashes the license plate using the SHA-1 algorithm. When you add an alphanumeric salt (cryptography) to the license plate number, it increases the security of the hashed output. Adding the same salt on all of the cameras in a network means that the same license plate produces an identical hash on all cameras. This allows the external system to recognize the identical hashes as a the same vehicle while still maintaining privacy.
IMPORTANT: If the salt is changed after it is set, it must also be changed on all other cameras. Changing the salt breaks the link between old reads and new reads.
Ignore certificate errors
Select this option when sending ALPR data to an HTTPS server that does not have a trusted certificate. The SharpZ3 does not send the ALPR data to an HTTPS server that does not have a trusted certificate unless you select this option.
Export context images
Export the context image (in JPEG format).
Export ALPR images
Export the plate image (in JPEG format).
Retain data when the connection is lost
Select this option for plate reads to be saved locally in the SharpZ3 database if the connection with the server is lost. The system attempts to reconnect with the server every 30 seconds. Stored reads are pushed to the server when the connection is reestablished.
IMPORTANT: If there are any plate reads in the SharpZ3 database, clearing this check box and saving the configuration deletes the plate reads.

Patroller

Sends ALPR data to Genetec Patrollerâ„¢. Configure the following:

Discovery port
Port on which the SharpZ3 listens for discovery requests. This port number must match the discovery port entered on the Genetec Patrollerâ„¢ Config Tool Cameras page.