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LPR Module User Guide (UG-En, build 92 on 3rd April 2011). c Copyright Intelligent Security Systems, 2011 Printed in US. Intelligent Security Systems reserves the right to make changes to both this Manual and to the products it describes. System specifications are subject to change without notice. Nothing contained within this Manual is intended as any offer, warranty, promise or contractual condition, and must not be taken as such. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system or translated into any human or computer language in any form by any means without the express written permission of the copyright holder. Unauthorized copying of this publication may not only infringe copyright but also reduce the ability of Intelligent Security Systems to provide accurate and up-to-date information to both users and operators.

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ContentsContents PrefaceScope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Target Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Getting Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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General Features1.1 Types of Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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1.1.1 1.1.2 1.1.3 2

Standalone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Server-Workstation Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Distributed Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Deploying Module2.1 Checking System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.1.1 2.1.22.2

Application Server Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrator Workstation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.2.1 2.2.2 2.2.3 2.2.42.3

Installing video cameras . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thermo-box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lightning guard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing Module Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2.3.12.4

Installation Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting Module Database Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Administrating Module3.1 3.2 Working Principles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Object Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.2.1

Databases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3.2.2 3.2.3 3.2.4

Database

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LPR: group of modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . License plate recognizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2.4.1 3.2.4.2 3.2.4.3 General settings Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advanced settings Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Supplementary algorithms Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.2.5 3.2.6

License plate recognizer 6 fps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Logic module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2.6.1 The Recognizers Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2.6.1.1 3.2.6.2 3.2.6.3 Lane Marking Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The External databases Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Miscellaneous Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.2.73.3

LPR: operator GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Configuration Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3.3.1 3.3.2 3.3.3 4

Standalone Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Server-Workstation Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Distributed Server-Workstation Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Working with Module4.1 Working in Protocol Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.1.1

Working with Protocol Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1.1.1 Working with Protocol Tab Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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4.1.2

Working with Search Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1.2.1 4.1.2.2 4.1.2.3 Searching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pattern Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Working with Search Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.1.34.2

Working with Local Lists Tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Working in Details Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4.2.14.3

Module Messages

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Working with Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Appendix A: Recommended camerasA.1 Watec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A.2 Bosch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.3 Sanyo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.4 Pelco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.5 Baxall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Appendix B: TCP/IP Ports Used by Module Appendix C: Module Events and Commands ReferenceC.1 LPR: group of modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C.2 Logic Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C.3 License plate recognizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C.4 License plate recognizer 6 fps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C.5 LPR: operator GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Appendix D: Technical Support Information Index

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PrefaceScopeCurrent manual describes the process of installing, configuring and using Module software on server and client computers.Note: The 4.3.2, 5.2 and 6.0 Module version are equal on the functionality and the recognition quality; the differ is that the first one works over SecurOS 4.3.2, the second over SecurOS 5.2, the third over SecurOS 6.0. In turn, SecurOS 6.0 has variety of advantages over 4.3.2 and 5.2 version, including number of the integrated IP-cameras.

Target Audience Installing and configuring software: this manual is designed for system administrators. It is assumed the user has advanced skills on Microsoft R Windows R Operating System, installing new hardware into system unit, and he/she has practical experience with TCP/IP networking, serial (COM) ports and general CCTV knowledge and overview. Using LPR Module: this manual is designed for SecurOS users. It is assumed the user has basic knowledge of using mouse and keyboard and SecurOS user interface.

Using This ManualThis document is organized as a book, so the user can print it or use electronic version. In latter case one can use Adobe Readers Bookmarks feature as well as cross-reference hyperlinks to navigate through content. In several topics this manual refers to other SecurOS manuals (SecurOS Installation Guide, SecurOS Administration Guide, SecurOS User Guide, SecurOS Programming Guide). One can find these manuals as separate files on SecurOS installation CD or download them from ISS Company web site (www.isscctv.com).

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Getting Technical SupportIf you have any questions that this manual does not answer to, we recommend you to contact your system installer (administrator) for more detailed information. For any further information you can contact our Technical Support Team: phone in Russia: +7 (495) 645 21 21 (Monday to Thursday, 10am 19pm EST; Friday, 9am 17pm EST) phone in USA: +1 732 855 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am 6pm EST) phone in Brazil: +55 11 2262 2894 (Monday to Friday, 9am 6pm EST) phone in Chile: +56 2 897 7320 (Monday