GV-DSP LPR - Surveillance System, Security Cameras, and CCTV

GV-DSP LPR
User's Manual
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Tel: +886-2-8797-8377
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are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
December 2009
Preface
Welcome to the GV-DSP LPR User’s Manual.
The GV-DSP LPR has two models designed to meet different needs. Each model has its
own firmware that can only be used on the specific model. This Manual is designed for the
following models and firmware version:
Model
Firmware Version
GV-DSP LPR V1
1.26
GV-DSP LPR V2
1.0
This Manual provides an overview of the GV-DSP LPR and its accessories. The
instructions will guide you through the installation and use of the GV-DSP LPR as well.
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Contents
Recognition Engine Version………………………………….. ..1
Chapter 1
1.1
Key Features ..........................................................................................................2
1.2
Packing List ............................................................................................................3
1.3
System Requirements ............................................................................................3
1.4
Physical Description ...............................................................................................4
1.4.1
Front View...................................................................................................4
1.4.2
Rear View ...................................................................................................6
Chapter 2
Getting Started .....................................................8
2.1
Installing on a Network ...........................................................................................8
2.2
Assigning an IP Address.........................................................................................8
2.3
Configuration Basics.............................................................................................10
Chapter 3
Accessing the GV-DSP LPR..............................11
3.1
Accessing Your Surveillance Images and Recognition Results ...........................11
3.2
Functions Featured on the Main Page..................................................................12
3.2.1
The Live View Window..............................................................................13
3.2.2
Adjustment of Video Attributes..................................................................14
3.2.3
Snapshot of a Live Video ..........................................................................15
3.2.4
Video Recording .......................................................................................15
3.2.5
Firmware Upgrade ....................................................................................16
3.2.6
Network Status..........................................................................................16
Chapter 4
4.1
4.2
Administrator Mode ...........................................17
Video and Motion..................................................................................................18
4.1.1
Video Settings...........................................................................................18
4.1.2
Detection Mode.........................................................................................20
4.1.3
LPR Center ...............................................................................................22
4.1.4
Recognition Engine Settings.....................................................................24
I/O Control ............................................................................................................27
4.2.1
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Introduction ..........................................................2
Input Setting ..............................................................................................27
4.2.2
4.3
Events & Alerts .....................................................................................................29
4.3.1
4.4
4.5
FTP ...........................................................................................................29
Network.................................................................................................................30
4.4.1
LAN ...........................................................................................................30
4.4.2
UMTS........................................................................................................31
4.4.3
Advanced TCP/IP .....................................................................................32
4.4.4
IP Filter......................................................................................................34
Management.........................................................................................................35
4.5.1
Date & Time Setting..................................................................................35
4.5.2
Storage Settings .......................................................................................37
4.5.3
User Account ............................................................................................38
4.5.4
Log Information .........................................................................................39
4.5.5
Tools .........................................................................................................40
Chapter 5
5.1
Output Setting ...........................................................................................28
Advanced Applications .....................................41
Upgrading System Firmware ................................................................................41
5.1.1
Upgrading Firmware over LAN .................................................................42
5.1.2
Upgrading Firmware by Using the Utility...................................................42
5.2
Backing Up and Restoring Settings ......................................................................45
5.3
Restoring to Factory Default Settings ...................................................................47
Chapter 6
The I/O Terminal Block ......................................48
6.1
GV-DSP LPR V1...................................................................................................48
6.2
GV-DSP LPR V2...................................................................................................50
6.2.1
I/O Port......................................................................................................50
6.2.2
RS-485/RS-232 Terminal Block................................................................52
Specifications .........................................................................53
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Recognition Engine Version
Recognition Engine Version
GV-DSP LPR V1 of firmware version 1.26 and GV-DSP LPR V2 of firmware version 1.0 only
support the following versions of recognition engines:
No.
Country
Engine Version
No.
Country
Engine Version
1
Arabia
²
20
Israel
V3100
2
Australia
V4030
21
Italy
V4030
3
Austria
V2000
22
Japan
²
4
Belgium
V2000
23
Malaysia
²
5
Brazil
V3100
24
Mexico
V4030
6
Canada
²
25
Norway
V2000
7
Chile
V3200
26
Poland
V2000
8
China
V3100
27
Portugal
V3100
9
Columbia
V2000
28
Serbia
²
10
Croatia
²
29
Slovenia
²
11
Cyprus
V2000
30
South Africa
V3100
12
Czech
V3200
31
Spain
V3110
13
France
²
32
Taiwan
V4021
14
Germany
V2000
33
Taiwan Moto
V4021
15
Global
V4030
33
Thailand
²
16
Guernsey
V2000
34
Turkey
²
17
Hong Kong
²
35
UAE
V2000
18
Hungary
V2000
36
UK
V4030
19
Ireland
V2000
37
USA
V3110
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Chapter 1
Introduction
The GV-DSP LPR is a Linux-based system built in a small box without a fan and hard drive.
Integrating with a web server, the GV-DSP LPR can deliver live images and host its own web
site, as well as sending recognition results and captured images to the GV-LPR System and
GV-LPR Center. The GV-DSP LPR is beneficial for license plate recognition over long
distance and in an outdoor environment.
1.1 Key Features
• Non-PC based solution for 1 port traffic or mobile license plate recognition
• Wide operating temperature range
• Web-based configuration for image, security settings and firmware upgrade
• Recognition triggered by video motion detection or sensor inputs
• Compatible with GV-LPR System and GV-LPR Center
• Digital watermark
• Hardware watchdog
• IP address filtering
• UMTS
• Recognition results, images and live videos compatible with other system through OCX
SDK
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1
Introduction
1.2 Packing List
1. AC Power Cord x 1 *
2. Power Adaptor x 1
3. Wall Hook x 1 **
4. Conical Anchor x 4
5. Screw x 4
6. I/O Cable with RJ-45 Connector x 1 **
7. GV-LPR Software DVD x 1
8. GV-DSP LPR User’s Manual on Software DVD
9. GV-LPR User’s Manual on Software DVD
10. USB dongle for GV-LPR Software
* Only supplied with GV-DSP LPR V1
** Only supplied with GV-DSP LPR V2
1.3 System Requirements
These are the requirements for the computer that displays the image or controls the
GV-DSP LPR.
•
OS: Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista
•
Web Browser: Internet Explorer V6.0 or later
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1.4 Physical Description
This section identifies the various components of the GV-DSP LPR.
1.4.1 Front View
1.4.1.1
GV-DSP LPR
V1
1
2
3
4
5
7 10 9
8
6
Figure 1-1
No. Name
1
Function
Video In
Connects a camera.
2
TV-Out
Connects an external monitor to output live videos and recognition
results immediately. It is useful when you cannot access the
GV-DSP LPR through the network.
3
Microphone In
Connects a microphone for audio input. (NOT functional now)
4
Audio Out
Connects a speaker or stereo device for audio output. (NOT
functional now)
SD Card Slot
Inserts a Secure Digital (SD) card. The SD card is used for storing
recognition images, and backing up offline data when the connection
between GV-DSP LPR and GV-LPR System or the GV-LPR Center
is interrupted.
6
Reset Button
Resets the unit and keeps all current configurations.
When you press the Reset button, all three LED lights will be on.
Wait until the Disk Full LED is off and Ready LED is on. Then you
successfully reset the unit.
7
Default Button
It resets all configurations to their factory settings. See 5.3 Restoring
to Factory Default Settings.
8
Power LED
Indicates the power is supplied.
9
Ready LED
Indicates the unit is ready for connection.
10
Disk Full LED
Indicates the SD card or hard drive is full.
5
4
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1.4.1.2
GV-DSP LPR
1
Introduction
V2
2
3
4
5
6
Figure 1-2
No. Name
Function
1
Power LED
Indicates the power is supplied.
2
Ready LED
Indicates the unit is ready for connection.
3
Load Default Button
4
USB Port
Connects a UMTS modem. See 4.4.2 UMTS Setting.
5
Video In
Connects a camera.
It resets all configurations to their factory settings. See 5.3 Restoring
to Factory Default Settings.
Connects an external monitor to output live videos and recognition
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TV-Out
results immediately. It is useful when you cannot access the
GV-DSP LPR through the network.
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1.4.2 Rear View
1.4.2.1
GV-DSP LPR V1
1
2
3
4
Figure 1-3
No.
Name
Function
1
USB Port
Connects a UMTS modem. See 4.4.2 UMTS Setting.
2
Ethernet Port
Connects a 10/100 Ethernet network.
Connects digital inputs, relay outputs, RS-232 device and
3
I/O Terminal Block
Wiegand device. See Chapter 6 The I/O Terminal Block.
Note: Wiegand and RS-232 interface are NOT functional now.
4
6
DC In 12V
Connects the supplied power adaptor.
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1.4.2.2
Introduction
GV-DSP LPR V2
Figure 1-4
No.
Name
Function
1
DC 12 In
Connects the supplied power adaptor.
2
Ethernet Port
Connects a 10/100 Ethernet network.
Connects RS-485 and RS-232 devices. See Chapter 6 The
3
RS-485 / RS-232
I/O Terminal Block.
Terminal Block
Note: RS-485 and RS-232 interfaces are NOT functional
now.
A port for digital inputs and relay outputs. Insert the supplied
4
I/O Port
I/O Cable with RJ-45 Connector to this port. See Chapter 6
The I/O Terminal Block.
Inserts a Mini Secure Digital (SD) card. The Mini SD card is
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Mini SD Card Slot
used for storing recognition images, and backing up offline
data when the connection between GV-DSP LPR and
GV-LPR System or the GV-LPR Center is interrupted.
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Chapter 2
Getting Started
This section provides basic information to get the GV-DSP LPR working on the network.
2.1
Installing on a Network
These instructions describe the basic connections to install the GV-DSP LPR on the
network. Here we use the GV-DSP LPR V1 as the example to demonstrate the steps.
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2
3
Figure 2-1
1. Connect the video output of your camera to the BNC video input.
2. Connect the hub or switch on the LAN to the unit’s 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port.
3. Connect the power supply to the power input.
4. Wait until both Power and Ready LEDs are on and then you can set the IP address for
the unit.
2.2 Assigning an IP Address
Designed for use on an Ethernet network, the GV-DSP LPR must be assigned an IP
address to make it accessible.
Note: The GV-DSP LPR has a default address of 192.168.0.230. The computer used to
set the IP address must be under the same IP and subnet sequence assigned to the unit.
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2
Getting Started
1. Open your web browser, and type the default IP address http://192.168.0.230/
2. In both Login and Password fields, type the default value admin. Click Apply.
3. In the left menu, select Network and then LAN to begin the network settings.
Figure 2-2
4. Select Static IP address. Type IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router/Gateway, Primary
DNS and Secondary DNS in the Configure connection parameters section.
5. Click Apply. The GV-DSP LPR is accessible by entering the assigned IP address on
the web browser.
Important:
•
Dynamic IP Address, PPPoE and UMTS should only be enabled if you know
which IP address the GV-DSP LPR will get from the DHCP server or ISP.
Otherwise you must use the Dynamic DNS service to obtain a domain name
linked to the GV-DSP LPR’s changing IP address first.
For details on Dynamic IP Address and PPPoE settings, see 4.4.3 Advanced
TCP/IP.
•
If Dynamic IP Address, PPPoE or UMTS is enabled and you cannot access the
unit, you may have to reset it to the factory default and then perform the network
settings again.
To restore the factory settings, see the Default button in 1.4.1 Front View.
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2.3 Configuration Basics
Once the camera is properly installed, these important features can be configured using the
browser-based configuration page and are discussed in the following sections in this
manual:
•
Date and time adjustment: see 4.5.1 Date & Time Setting.
•
Login and privileged passwords: see 4.5.3 User Account.
•
Network gateway: see 4.4 Network.
•
Video attribute (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue): see 3.2.2 Adjustment of
Video Attributes.
•
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Video format, resolution and frame rate: see 4.1.1 Video Settings.
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Accessing the GV-DSP LPR
Chapter 3 Accessing the GV-DSP LPR
Two types of users are allowed to log in the GV-DSP LPR: Administrator and Guest. The
Administrator has unrestricted access to all system configurations, while the Guest has the
access to live view and network status only.
3.1 Accessing Your Surveillance Images and Recognition Results
Once installed, your GV-DSP LPR is accessible on the network. Follow these steps to
access your surveillance images and recognition results:
1. Start the Internet Explorer browser.
2. Enter the IP address or domain name of the GV-DSP LPR in the Location/Address
field of your browser.
Figure 3-1
3. Enter a login name and password.
• The default login name and password for Administrator are admin.
• The default login name and password for Guest are guest.
4. A video image, similar to the example on Figure 3-2, is now displayed in your browser.
Note: To enable the updating of images in Internet Explorer, you must set your browser
to allow ActiveX Controls and perform a once-only installation of GeoVision’s ActiveX
component onto your computer.
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3.2 Functions Featured on the Main Page
This section introduces the features of the Live View window and Network Status on the
main page. The two features are accessible by both Administrator and Guest.
Main Page of Guest Mode
▼ Video and Motion
► Live View
▼ Network
► Status
Figure 3-2
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Accessing the GV-DSP LPR
3.2.1 The Live View Window
1
8
9
2
3
4
5
10
6
7
Figure 3-3
No. Name
Function
1
Live View
Displays live video.
2
Play
Starts the connection and plays live video.
3
Stop
Terminates the connection.
4
Remote Config
Adjusts video attributes of the live video.
5
Snapshot
Takes a snapshot of live video.
6
File Save
Records the live video and saves in .avi format.
7
Firmware Upgrade
Upgrades the firmware of GV-DSP LPR.
8
Recognition Display
Displays the recognition image.
9
Number Display
Displays the plate number.
10
Record List
Lists the dates and times of detection results.
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3.2.2 Adjustment of Video Attributes
To adjust video attributes of the live video, follow these steps:
1.
Click the Remote Config button (No. 4, Figure 3-3).
2.
Move the slide bars (Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Hue) to adjust video
attributes. Only the Administrator is allowed to adjust the configurations.
Figure 3-4
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Accessing the GV-DSP LPR
3.2.3 Snapshot of a Live Video
To take a snapshot of a live video, follow these steps:
1. Click the Snapshot button (No. 5, Figure 3-3). The Snapshot window appears.
2. Click the Print button to print out the displayed image. Or click the Save button to save
the image to the local computer.
Figure 3-5
3.2.4 Video Recording
You can record live video for a certain period of time to your local computer.
1. Click the File Save button (No.6, Figure 3-3). The Save As dialog box appears.
Figure 3-6
2. Specify Save in, type the File name, and click the Save button to start recording.
3. To stop recording, click the Stop button (No.3, Figure 3-3).
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3.2.5 Firmware Upgrade
This window allows you to upgrade the firmware over LAN. For details, see Chapter 5.
Figure 3-7
3.2.6 Network Status
To view the network status, in the left menu, click Network and select Status.
Figure 3-8
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Administrator Mode
Chapter 4 Administrator Mode
The Administrator can access the system configuration via the Internet. Four categories of
configurations are involved in the system configuration: Video and Motion, I/O Control,
Network, and Management.
▼ Video and Motion
► Live View
► Video Settings
► Detection Mode
► LPR Center
► Recognition Engine Settings
▼ I/O Control
► Input Setting
► Output Setting
▼ Events and Alerts
► FTP
▼ Network
► Status
► LAN
► UMTS
► Advanced TCP/IP
► IP Filtering
▼ Management
► Date and Time
► Storage Settings
► User Account
► Log Information
► Tools
▼ Logout
Figure 4-1
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4.1 Video and Motion
This section includes video settings and detection methods to activate license plate
recognition.
4.1.1 Video Settings
Figure 4-2
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Administrator Mode
[Engine Setting] Select the country where you installed the system. The recognition
engine performs license plate recognition by country.
[Video Signal Type] The GV-DSP LPR supports both NTSC and PAL video signals.
Select either NTSC or PAL.
There are several resolution and frame rates available. Note that 10 fps is only available
when the resolution is set to 360 x 240 (360 x 288).
NTSC
PAL
720 x 480
720 x 576
360 x 240
360 x 288
Frame Rate
„
NTSC
1, 3, 5, 7, 10
PAL
1, 3, 5, 8, 12
Overlay Text: Enter a text message that will be overlaid on live and captured images,
e.g. company name.
„
Overlay Time: Select this option to display the time stamp on live and captured
images.
„
Overlay Recognition Results: Select this option to display the recognition result on
the live and captured images.
„
Text Alignment: Select a position for the text, time stamp and recognition results to
appear on live and captured images, e.g. down left, down right, top left or top right.
[Video Saving Setting]
„
Save Image Size: Select the size of the captured image that is saved to the SD card.
„
Watermark: Enable the watermark overlay that appears on captured images. Note
that this feature is NOT functional now.
[TV Output Port Setting] The unit allows the direct connection of an external monitor to
output live images and recognition results immediately. When the unit is installed at the
place where the network is not accessible, the TV-Out port can be used for camera
adjustment to ensure the image of license plate is captured properly. Select the frame rate
and text overlay for the TV output.
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4.1.2 Detection Mode
You can activate license plate recognition by motion detection or sensor triggers. For
motion detection, up to 8 detection areas can be defined; whenever vehicles cross the
defined detection areas, the license plate recognition will be activated.
Figure 4-3
[Detection Mode] From the drop-down list on top left, select the method to activate
license plate recognition.
„
Disable: Deactivate recognition.
„
Motion (Stationary Camera): Activate recognition by motion detection. Select this
mode if your camera is fixed at one place.
„
Motion (Mobile Camera): Activate recognition by motion detection. Select this option
if your camera is not fixed at one place or is installed on a vehicle.
„
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Motion (Continuous Recognition): Activate round-the-clock recognition.
4
„
Administrator Mode
I/O: Activate recognition by input triggers. If this option is selected, choose which
inputs (Input 1 to Input 4) will trigger recognition in the I/O Mode Setting section.
 If the recognition is still repeating, it will notify after 1 second: Select this
option to avoid multiple recognition results for the same license plate due to the
position of the camera. Enter the duration of a recognition result to be displayed if
the next license plate recognized is the same as the previous one. Note that this
option only works for detection mode of Motion (Stationary Camera), Motion
(Mobile Camera), and Motion (Continuous Recognition).
 Output recognition result quickly: Select this option if you want to have a faster
recognition result at the cost of the accuracy. This option is suitable for a large
amount of traffic and every frame received by the GV-DSP LPR will go through
recognition process (approximately at the processing rate of 1 frame per second).
[Motion Detection Setting]
„
Detected Sensitivity: Select the sensitivity level of motion detection from the dropdown list. The default value is set to 5. The higher the value, the more sensitive the
system is to the motion.
„
Detected Object Size: Select the value of the targeted object’s normal size. The
default value is set to 1. The higher the value, the bigger the object’s size is.
[Recognition and Motion Area Setting] To configure the area of motion detection, first
click Reset to clear the default setting. Then drag the mouse button to select an area of
the image. You can define up to 8 areas to outline your detection areas. Every time when
an area is selected, you will be prompted for confirmation.
1. Click Save to save the defined areas.
2. Click Apply to take effect.
For the related settings of input devices, see 4.2.1 Input Setting.
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4.1.3 LPR Center
When the alarm events of motion detection and sensor trigger occur, the GV-LPR Center,
GV-LPR System or GV-DVR System can get alerts with recognition results and captured
images.
Figure 4-4
[LPR Name Setting] Type a descriptive name for the GV-DSP LPR.
[Period of Connection Checking] Set the time interval in seconds of each reconnection
attempt.
[Connection Port Settings] Both of POS Port and POS ACK Port are used for
transmitting the recognition result to the GV-DVR System. The default port numbers are
4000 and 3999 respectively. The LPR Live Center Port is used for displaying the
recognition result on the live view. When you want to access more than one GV-DSP LPR
on the browser screen, set different LPR Live Center Ports for each GV-DSP LPR;
otherwise you cannot see the recognition result on the live view.
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4
Administrator Mode
POS Overlay Plate and Time: Select whether the recognition results will contain Plate ID
and Time or only Plate ID when they are transmitted to the GV-DVR System.
[Center Remote Control] Select outputs allowed to be triggered by the GV-LPR Center or
GV-LPR System remotely.
[Center IP Setting] Connect the GV-DSP LPR to the GV-LPR Center or GV-LPR System
for central monitoring. The maximum of 4 GV-LPR Centers can be connected at one time.
„
Add New Center IP Address: Type the IP address of the GV-LPR Center or GV-LPR
System you want to enable connection. Then click Apply for connection.
„
Offline Backup: When disconnected from the GV-LPR Center or GV-LPR System, the
GV-DSP LPR can store recognition data to the SD card. When the connection
recovers, the GV-DSP LPR can immediately send the stored data to the GV-LPR
Center or GV-LPR System. For the Offline Backup to work, you must select Enable
saving results on SD Card in Storage Settings (Figure 4-11) ahead.
Note: The GV-DVR System refers to GV-System or GV-NVR.
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4.1.4 Recognition Engine Settings
You can adjust the recognition engine to improve the recognition process and increase the
accuracy.
Note this page is only available on the following engines: Australia, Brazil, Chile, China,
Czech, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, UK and USA.
Figure 4-5
[Recognition Engine Settings]
„
Recognition loop: Set the number of recognition the system will perform to the same
license plate.
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4
„
Administrator Mode
Maximum number of characters: Set the maximum number of characters allowed on
the license plate to activate the recognition process. If the number of characters exceeds
the limit, the system will not start the recognition.
„
Minimum number of characters: Set the minimum number of characters allowed on
the license plate to activate the recognition process. If the number of characters does not
reach the minimum requirement, the system will not start the recognition.
„
Maximum height of characters: You can set the maximum height of characters on the
license plate in pixels to activate the recognition process.
„
Minimum height of characters: Set the minimum height of characters on the license
plate in pixels to activate the recognition process.
„
Maximum number of plates: Set the maximum number of plates to be recognized
simultaneously.
„
Enable two row plates: This option can recognize two rows of characters on license
plates. Note this option is only available on the Italy and UK recognition engines.
„
Fast Slope Detection Enable: This option can increase the recognition speed by 10 %
but decrease the accuracy by 3%.
„
Slope Detection Enable: The license plate tilting in a horizontal direction can be
detected.
 Minimum angle of slope: Set the minimum tilt angle to be allowed to activate the
recognition process.
 Maximum angle of slope: Set the maximum tilt angle to be allowed to activate the
recognition process.
„
Slant Detection Enable: The license plate tilting in a vertical direction can be detected.
 Minimum angle of slant: Set the minimum tilt angle to be allowed to activate the
recognition process.
 Maximum angle of slant: Set the maximum tilt angle to be allowed to activate the
recognition process.
„
Special Plate Detection Enable: This option can recognize traditional Chinese
characters. This option and the following suboptions are only available on the Taiwan
recognition engine.
 Maximum number of characters: Set the maximum number of special characters
allowed on the license plate to activate the recognition process. If the number of
characters exceeds the limit, the system will not start the recognition.
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 Minimum number of characters: Set the minimum number of special characters
allowed on the license plate to activate the recognition process. If the number of
characters does not reach the minimum requirement, the system will not start the
recognition.
 Moto Enable: Enable the recognition for motorcycle license plate.
 Alphabet Filter Enable: Select this option to filter out extraneous alphabetical
characters around the license plate and increase recognition accuracy.
 Digit Filter Enable: Select this option to filter out extraneous numerical characters
around the license plate and increase recognition accuracy.
The following options can be enabled to avoid misidentification of certain characters in some
countries.
„
I to 1 Enable: Always identify the character “I” as “1” (one).
„
1 to I Enable: Always identify the character “1” as “I” (letter I).
„
0 to O Enable: Always identify the character “0” as “O” (letter O).
[Rule Setting] You can set up recognition rules to increase recognition accuracy. The rule
can only consist of letters A and D, and its length must equal that of the license plate number.
Use “A” and “D” to represent one alphabetical character and one numerical character of your
license plate number respectively. For example, if the license plate is “ABC123” you can type
“AAADDD” in one of the Rule fields. Up to 5 rules can be set.
„
(When rule settings are A) 0 to D: Always identify the letter “O” as letter “D”. This is the
default setting. It is useful to avoid misidentification in some countries’ license plates
which is hard to distinguish between letter “O” and letter “D”. Select this option to activate
a concurrent condition with the rules that you have set. For instance, if the rule entered in
the field is “AADDD“, the recognition result will be “AD123” for license plate which
appears to be “A0123”
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(When rule settings are A) 0 to O: Always identify the letter “O” as letter “O”. Select this
option to activate a concurrent condition with the rules that you have set. For instance, if
the rule entered in the field is “AAADDA“, the recognition result will be “IBZ02O” for
license plate which appears to be “IBZ020”
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4.2 I/O Control
The I/O terminal block on the rear panel of the GV-DSP LPR provides the interface for
digital inputs and relay outputs. For details on the I/O terminal block, see Chapter 6.
4.2.1 Input Setting
The GV-DSP LPR can connect up to 4 input devices, whereas GV-DSP LPR V2 can
connect up to 2 input devices, e.g. sensors.
Figure 4-6
„
Normal State: Set up the input state to trigger actions by selecting Open Circuit (N/O)
or Grounded Circuit (N/C).
„
Latch Mode: Enable this option to have a momentary output alarm.
„
Trigger digital output relay: Select the output(s) to be triggered after the input is
activated.
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4.2.2 Output Setting
The GV-DSP LPR can connect up to 4 output devices, whereas GV-DSP LPR V2 can
connect up to 2 output devices, e.g. alarms.
There are six output signals are available: N/O (Open Circuit), N/C (Grounded Circuit),
N/O Toggle, N/C Toggle, N/O Pulse and N/C Pulse. Choose the one that mostly suits the
device you are using. For Toggle output type, the output continues to be triggered until a
new input trigger ends the output. For Pulse output type, the output is triggered for the
amount of time you specify in the Trigger Pulse Mode for x Seconds field.
Figure 4-7
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4.3 Events & Alerts
4.3.1 FTP
The GV-DSP LPR can act as a FTP server, sending its own captured images and
overview images from GV-Video Server together to GV-LPR Center or GV-LPR System.
Figure 4-8
Follow the steps to build the connection among GV-DSP LPR, GV-Video Server and GVLPR Center or GV-LPR System:
1.
On the GV-DSP LPR, select Enable ftp access to the LPR to act as a FTP server
and click Apply. The default port is 21.
2.
There might be a time or a frame gap between the captured images from GV-DSP
LPR and the overview image from GV-Video Server. To ensure the two images
match each other, you can set the Time Interval or Frame Interval.
For example, the time difference between the captured image (GV-DSP LPR) and the
overview image (GV-Video Server) is 60 seconds. To prevent from any matching
errors, setting 60 in the Time Interval field can ensure the images match each other at
the GV-LPR Center or GV-LPR System.
3.
To connect to GV-LPR Center or GV-LPR System, in the left menu (Figure 4-1), click
Video and Motion, click LPR Center, and type the IP address of the GV-LPR Center
or GV-LPR System in the Add New Center IP Address field. For details, see 4.1.3
LPR Center.
4.
At the GV-Video Server site, on the FTP setting page, enable the FTP function and
type the IP address, User Name and Password to access the FTP server of the GVDSP LPR. Make sure the port value is the same as that of the GV-DSP LPR.
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4.4 Network
The Network section includes some basic but important network configurations that enable
the GV-DSP LPR to be connected to a TCP/IP network.
4.4.1 LAN
According to your network environment, select among Static IP, DHCP, PPPoE and UMTS.
Figure 4-9
[LAN Configuration]
„
Dynamic IP address: The network environment has a DHCP server. This option
should only be enabled if you know which IP address the GV-DSP LPR will get from
the DHCP server, or you have obtained a domain name from the DDNS service
provider.
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Static IP address: Assign a static IP or fixed IP to the GV-DSP LPR. Type TCP/IP and
DNS parameters of the unit in the Configure connection parameters section.
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PPPoE: The Network environment is xDSL connection. Type the Username and
Password provided by ISP to establish the connection. If you use the xDSL
connection with dynamic IP addresses, you must use the DDNS function to obtain a
domain name linked to the changing IP address of the GV-DSP LPR first.
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[Configure connection parameters] Type the IP address, Subnet Mask, Router/Gateway,
Primary DNS server and Secondary DNS server of the GV-DSP LPR.
Parameters
Default
IP address
192.168.0.230
Subnet Mask
255.255.255.0
Router/Gateway
192.168.0.1
Primary DNS server
192.168.0.1
Secondary DNS server
192.168.0.2
For details on the DDNS function (Dynamic DNS Server), see 4.3.2 Advanced TCP/IP.
4.4.2 UMTS
UMTS stands for Universal Mobile Telephone System. UMTS is a third-generation (3G)
broadband, packet-based transmission of text, digitized voice, video, and multimedia at
data rates up to 2 megabits per second. UMTS offers a consistent set of services to mobile
computer and phone users, no matter where they are located in the world.
After an UMTS-compatible wireless device is attached to the USB port and the UMTS
function is enabled, the GV-DSP LPR can have Internet access. Currently the GV-DSP
LPR only supports the wireless module for UMTS applications: Huawei E220 USB Modem
(HSDA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM).
Figure 4-10
To enable the UMTS service, type Username, Password, PIN number and APN (Access
Point Name) that are provided by your network operator. If you use the UMTS connection
with dynamic IP addresses, you must enable the DDNS function to obtain a domain name
linked to the changing IP address of the GV-DSP LPR first.
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4.4.3 Advanced TCP/IP
This section introduces the advanced TCP/IP settings, including DDNS Server, HTTP port,
and streaming port.
Figure 4-11
[Dynamic DNS Server Settings] DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) provides a
convenient way of accessing the GV-DSP LPR when using a dynamic IP. DDNS assigns a
domain name to the GV-DSP LPR, so that the Administrator does not need to go through
the trouble of checking if the IP address assigned by DHCP Server or ISP (in xDSL
connection) has changed.
Before enabling the DDNS function, the Administrator should apply for a host name from
the DDNS service provider’s website. There are 2 providers listed in the GV-DSP LPR:
GeoVision DDNS Server and DynDNS.org.
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To enable the DDNS function:
1. Enable: Enable the DDNS function.
2. Service Provider: Select the DDNS service provider you have registered with.
3. Host Name: Type the host name used to link to the GV-DSP LPR. For the users of
GeoVision DDNS Server, it is unnecessary to enter the host name. The system will
detect the host name automatically.
4. User Name: Type the user name used to enable the service from the DDNS.
5. Password: Type the password used to enable the service from the DDNS.
6. Click Apply. The Update Time from the DDNS will be displayed.
[HTTP Port Settings]
The HTTP port enables connecting the GV-DSP LPR to the web. For security integration,
the Administrator can hide the server from the general HTTP port by changing the default
HTTP port of 80 to a different port number within the range of 1024 through 65535.
[LPR Streaming Port Settings]
The VSS port enables connecting the GV-DSP LPR to the GV-LPR Center or the GV-LPR
System. The default setting is 10000.
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4.4.4 IP Filter
The Administrator can set IP filtering to restrict access to the GV-DSP LPR.
Figure 4-12
To enable the IP Filter function:
1. Enable IP Filtering: Enable the IP Filtering function.
2. Filtered IP: Type the IP address you want to restrict the access.
3. Action to take: Select the action of Allow or Deny to be taken for the IP address you
have specifed.
4. Click Apply.
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4.5 Management
The Management section includes the settings of data and time, SD card and user
account. Also you can view the firmware version and execute certain system operations.
4.5.1 Date & Time Setting
You can set up the date and time appearing in the image’s caption.
Figure 4-13
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[Date & Time on LPR] Display the current date and time on the GV-DSP LPR.
[Time Zone] Set the time zone for local settings. Select Enable Daylight Saving Time to
automatically adjust the GV-DSP LPR for daylight saving time. Type the Start Time and
End Time to enable the daylight saving function.
[Synchronized with a Network Time Server] Use the NTP server to automatically
update the date and time of the GV-DSP LPR every 24 hours. Type the host name or the
IP address of the NTP server for connection.
[Synchronized with your computer or modify manually] Manually change the date and
time of the GV-DSP LPR. Or, synchronize the date and time of the GV-DSP LPR with
those of the local computer.
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4.5.2 Storage Settings
The GV-DSP LPR has one SD card slot. You can store the recognition results or images
to the SD card. The image is stored in the JPEG compressed format.
Figure 4-14
To add a SD card:
1. Insert a SD card to the SD card slot.
2. Click the Refresh button to detect the SD card. The total size, used size, free space
and utilization of the SD card will be displayed. Note that it may take several seconds
for your web browser to update the information of the SD card.
3. If you like to format the SD card or erase all data stored on it, click the Format button.
To remove a SD card:
1. Click the Remove button.
2. When you are prompted to ensure the action, click Yes. The page will be refreshed
and the displayed information of the will be cleaned.
3. Remove the SD card from the SD card slot.
Note: The captured images may be lost if you do not remove the SD card properly.
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[Storage Settings]
„
Enable saving results on SD Card: Enable this option to save the recognition results
or images onto the SD card.
„
Enable recycling: If this option is checked, the system will overwrite the oldest stored
files when the space of the SD card is lower than the specified space. If this option is
not checked, the system will stop recording when the specified space is reached.
Note:
1. The GV-DSP LPR doesn’t support SD High Capacity (SDHC) cards.
2. The SD card of 1G capacity can save approximately 30,000 captured images of D1
resolution, and 120,000 captured images of CIF resolution. The SD card of 4G capacities
can save approximately 120,000 captured images of D1 resolution, and 480,000
captured images of CIF resolution.
4.5.3 User Account
The GV-DSP LPR has two types of password protection: Guest password for restricting
unwanted users from accessing the GV-DSP LPR, and Administrator password for
restricting who can enter privileged commands.
Default Guest login name and password are guest. Default Administrator login name and
password are admin.
Figure 4-15
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4.5.4 Log Information
The log contains dump data that is used by service personnel for analyzing problems.
Figure 4-16
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4.5.5 Tools
This section allows you to execute certain system operations and view the firmware
version.
Figure 4-17
[Firmware Version] This section displays the firmware version of the GV-DSP LPR.
[System Settings] Clicking the Load Default button will make the GV-DSP LPR restore
factory default settings. The Ready LED on the front panel will turn off. Wait until the
Ready LED turns on and then you can re-log in the GV-DSP LPR.
Note: After applying default settings, you will need to configure the GV-DSP LPR’s
network settings again.
[Reboot] Clicking the Reboot button will make the GV-DSP LPR perform software reset.
The Ready LED on the front panel will turn off. Wait until the Ready LED turns on and then
you can re-log in the GV-DSP LPR.
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Advanced Applications
Chapter 5 Advanced Applications
This chapter introduces more advanced applications.
5.1 Upgrading System Firmware
GeoVision will periodically release the updated firmware on the website. The new firmware
can be simply loaded into the GV-DSP LPR over LAN or by using the IP Device Utility
included in the Software DVD.
Important Notes before You Start
Before you start updating the firmware, please read these important notes:
1. While the firmware is being updated,
A. the power supply must not be interrupted, and
B. do not unplug the Ethernet cable if the cable is the source of power supply (Power
over Ethernet or PoE supported).
2. Do not turn the power off in 5 minutes after the firmware is updated.
3. If you use the IP Device Utility for firmware upgrade, the computer used to upgrade
firmware must be under the same IP and subnet sequence of the GV-DSP LPR.
WARNING: The interruption of power supply during updating causes not only update
failures but also damages to your GV-DSP LPR. In this case, please contact your sales
representative and send your device back to GeoVision for repair.
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5.1.1 Upgrading Firmware over LAN
1. In the Live View window, click the Firmware Upgrade button (No. 7, Figure 3-3). This
dialog box appears.
Figure 5-1
2. Click the Browse button to locate the firmware file (.img) saved at your local computer.
3. Click the Upgrade button to process the upgrade.
5.1.2 Upgrading Firmware by Using the Utility
The IP Device Utility provides a direct way to upgrade the firmware to multiple GV-DSP
LPRs. Note the computer used to upgrade firmware must be under the same IP and
subnet sequence of the GV-DSP LPR.
1. Insert the Software DVD, select IP Device Utility, and follow the onscreen
instructions to install the program.
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2. Double-click the GV IP Device Utility icon created on your desktop. This dialog box
appears.
Figure 5-2
3. Click the Search button
to locate the available GV-DSP LPRs on the same LAN.
Or click the New button and assign the IP address to locate a GV-DSP LPR over the
Internet. Or highlight one GV-DSP LPR in the list and click the Delete button to
remove it.
4. Double-click one GV-DSP LRP in the list. This dialog box appears.
Figure 5-3
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5. Click the Firmware Upgrade tab. This dialog box appears.
Figure 5-4
6. Click the Browse button to locate the firmware file (.img) saved at your local
computer.
7. If you like to upgrade all the GV-DSP LPRs in the list, check Upgrade all devices.
8. Type Password, and click Upgrade to process the upgrade.
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5.2 Backing Up and Restoring Settings
With the IP Device Utility included in the Software DVD, you can back up the
configurations in the GV-DSP LPR, and restore the backup data to the current unit or
import it to another unit.
Backing Up the Settings
1. Run IP Device Utility and locate the desired GV-DSP LPR. See Steps 1-3 in 5.1.2
Upgrading Firmware by Using the Utility.
2. Double-click the GV-DSP LPR in the list. Figure 5-3 appears.
3. Click the Export Settings button. This dialog box appears.
Figure 5-5
4. Click the Browse button to assign a file path.
5. Type Password, and click Export Settings to save the backup file.
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Restoring the Settings
1. In Figure 5-3, click the Import Settings tab. This dialog box appears.
Figure 5-6
2. Click the Browse button to locate the backup file (.dat).
3. Click Update Settings to start restoring.
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5.3 Restoring to Factory Default Settings
Between the two models of GV-DSP LPR, the operation of restoring the GV-DSP LPR to
original default values can vary and the way the LEDs flash can also be different.
To restore to default settings, use the Reset and Default buttons on the front panel of GVDSP LPR V1, or the Load Default button on the front panel of GV-DSP LPR V2. For the
location of these buttons see 1.6 Physical Description.
Restoring GV-DSP LPR V1 to Default Settings
1. Press and then release the Reset button immediately.
2. Press and hold the Default button for about 30 seconds, during which all 3 LEDs first
turn on for 5 seconds, Ready and Disk Full/Fault LEDs then turn off, then Ready and
Disk Full/Fault LEDs flash once and finally all 3 LEDs turn on again.
3. Release the Default button. The process of loading default values is complete, and the
GV-DSP LPR V1 starts rebooting itself with the 3 LEDs turning off.
4. Wait until the Power and Ready LEDs turn on again. After this all the settings are
returned to default values.
Restoring GV-DSP LPR V2 to Default Settings
1. Unplug and plug the power cable to start.
2. Press and hold the Load Default button until the Ready LED blinks. This may take up
to 60 seconds. The Ready LED will blink twice.
3. Release the Load Default button. The process of loading default values is complete,
and the GV-DSP LPR V2 starts rebooting itself.
4. Wait until the Ready LED turns on again. After this all the settings are returned to
default values.
Note: Before the Ready LED is on again, do not unplug the power cable; otherwise the
loading of default values will fail.
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Chapter 6 The I/O Terminal Block
6.1 GV-DSP LPR V1
The 16-pin terminal block, located on the rear panel, provides the interface to: four digital
inputs, four relay outputs, an RS-232 interface, a Wiegand interface and auxiliary power.
The I/O terminal block can be used to develop applications for motion detection, event
alerts, access control and a variety of other functions.
Note: RS-232 and Wiegand interfaces are NOT functional now.
Figure 6-1
Pin Assignment
The pin assignment for the terminal block is described in the table below.
Pin
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Function
Pin
Function
1
Relay Output 1
9
DC 5V Out for GV-Relay Module
2
Digital Input 1
10
Ground
3
Relay Output 2
11
RS-232 (TX)
4
Digital Input 2
12
Wiegand D0
5
Relay Output 3
13
RS-232 (RX)
6
Digital Input 3
14
Wiegand D1
7
Relay Output 4
15
Ground
8
Digital Input 4
16
DC 12V Out for Wiegand Card Reader
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The I/O Terminal Block
Relay Output
The relay outputs on the terminal block can only drive a maximum load of 5 volts. Working
in conjunction with the GV-Relay V2 module, it can drive heavier loads. Refer to the figure
and table below to connect the GV-Relay V2 module to the GV-DSP LPR V1.
Output Devices 1-4
Figure 6-2
GV-Relay V2
DO 1
DO 2
DO 3
DO 4
+ 5V
I/O Terminal Block
Pin 1
Pin 3
Pin 5
Pin 7
Pin 9
Note that you don’t need to use the DC 5V connector on the GV-Relay V2 module for
power supply, since the power is supplied from the GV-DSP LPR V1.
Note: The GV-Relay V2 module is an optional product.
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6.2 GV-DSP LPR V2
6.2.1 I/O Port
Owing to the model size, GV-DSP LPR V2 provides the I/O Cable with RJ-45 Connector
for the extensible connection to other I/O devices. A RJ-45 connector and a bundle of
shielded wires are on the each end of the cable.
Strip the desired wires first, and connect the auxiliary devices with the right wires
according to the following pin assignment. Then insert the RJ-45 Connector to the I/O Port
on GV-DSP LPR V2 (No. 4, Figure 1-4).
Figure 6-3
Pin Assignment
The table below lists the pin assignment for the shielded wires of the I/O Cable with RJ-45
Connector.
Pin Wire
Function
1
Brown
Digital Out 1
2
White with Brown Stripe
Digital Out 2
3
White with Green Stripe
Ground
4
White with Blue Stripe
Digital In 1
5
Blue
Digital In 2
6
Green
Ground
7
Orange
Weigand D0
8
White with Orange Stripe
Weigand D1
Note: The Weigand interface is NOT functional now.
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The I/O Terminal Block
Relay Output
The relay outputs on the terminal block can only drive a maximum load of 5 volts. Working
in conjunction with the GV-Relay V2 module, it can drive heavier loads. Refer to the figure
and table below to connect the GV-Relay V2 module to the GV-DSP LPR V2.
Figure 6-4
GV-Relay V2
Wire
DO 1
Brown
DO 2
White with Brown Stripe
COM
Green
Note: The GV-Relay V2 module is an optional product.
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6.2.2 RS-485/RS-232 Terminal Block
The 6-pin terminal block, located on the rear panel, provides the RS-485 and RS-232
interfaces.
Note: RS-485 and RS-232 interfaces are NOT functional now.
Figure 6-5
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Pin
Function
5V
DC 5V Out
TX
RS-232 TX (Transmit)
RX
RX-232 RX (Receive)
G
Ground
RS-485 +
RS-485 +
RS-485 -
RS-485 -
Specifications
Specifications
Model
GV-DSP LPR V1
Video Input/Output
1 Video In, 1 TV Out
Audio Input/Output
1 Audio In, 1 Audio Out
Video Compression
GJPEG
Audio Compression
G.723
Live Resolutions
D1, CIF
Live Frame Rate
Image Setting
NTSC
1, 3, 5, 7, 10
PAL
1, 3, 5, 8, 12
GV-DSP LPR V2
None
Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue
• Events triggered by motion detection or sensor inputs
Alarm and Event
Management
• Central monitoring by LPR Center
• Relay outputs triggered by sensor inputs or remotely by LPR
Center
Connectors
• Video Input/TV Output:
BNC ports
• Video Input/TV Output: BNC
ports
• Audio Input/Output: Mini
stereo jacks
• Audio Input: Mini stereo
jacks
• Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
• Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
• USB: 2.0 (only for UMTS)
• USB: 2.0 (only for UMTS)
• SD Card Slot: standard
SD cards (Not support
SDHC cards)
• Mini SD Card Slot: standard
Mini SD cards
• Terminal Block: 4 Digital
Inputs, 4 Relay Outputs, 1
RS-232, 1 Weigand
Security
IP address filtering
Installation
Web-based configuration
• I/O Port: 2 Digital Inputs, 2
Relay Outputs, 1 Weigand
• RS-485 / RS-232 Terminal
Block: RS-485 / RS-232
interface
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Management
Maintenance
Firmware upgrade through Web Browser
Protocol
HTTP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, NTP, DDNS
Storage
SD Card
Operation Temperature -20 ~ 70°C (-4 ~ 158°F)
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Weight
Mini SD Card
-20 ~ 60°C (-4 ~ 140°F)
174 x 145 x 40 (mm) /
123 x 106 x 25 (mm) /
6.85 x 5.7 x 1.57 (in)
4.84 x 4.17 x 0.98 (in)
0.75 (kg) / 1.65 (lb)
0.345 (kg) / 0.76 (lb)
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia,
Country Support
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Guernsey, Hungary,
Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South
Africa, Spain, Taiwan, UAE, UK, USA
Note: The RS-485, RS-232, and Weigand interfaces are NOT functional now.
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