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In order to configure the camera or load new firmware updates, it is necessary to log in to the camera to access the internal configuration interface. This article will provide instruction on how to connect and set up the Number Plate Reader Configurations both wirelessly and via wired connection.


You will need to have your PL8RDR and camera connected in order to follow this guide. It is also useful to have the handheld unit connected as well.

 Connection Refresher

Been here before?  This connection refresher offers a summary of the details needed to connect to the ANPR cameras.

  • On the tablet, connect to the PL8RDR and then under LPR Scanning select the Status button.
  • On that panel it will list all the devices that are connected to the PL8RDR.
  • Connect a laptop to the PL8RDR
    • WIFI SSID: pl8rdr.opscom  with password: T0maha3k
  • In a browser window on the laptop, connect to one of the IP addresses. 
  • When presented with a login box type superuser as both the username and password.
  • If this is successful you will see the camera configuration pages.

Connecting Wirelessly

The first step is to connect to your PL8RDR device via wireless connection. To do so bring up your systems Network Settings by following the steps below.

Click on the Windows Home Button and start typing Control Panel.  It should pop up under  Best Match as you are typing.




Click on Control Panel to access your Computer's Settings.



A list of all available configuration items will appear. Click on Network and Internet.



In Network and Sharing Center settings click on Connect to a Network.



Connect to pl8rdr.opscom

First make sure Wi-Fi is turned on by clicking the network icon at the bottom right of your screen. You will see a list of networks available to you. In this case we are looking for the pl8rdr.opscom network. 



Clicking the pl8rdr.opsom network will open a screen where you can click on Connect to join the network. You can also utilize the Connect automatically check box do avoid having to connect manually each time. 



Since the network is secured a password/PIN is required to connect. Click on Connect using a secure key instead to bring up a seperate password entry field.



Enter the password into the empty field and click on Next.
(Note: The password would be provided by OperastionsCommander. If you do not know your password please contact support@ops-com.com)



You will be prompted to allow your PC to be discoverable by other PCs on this network. Click No as you do not want this connection to be open to other PC's. 



You will see the connection status below the pl8rdr.opscom network appear as Connected



Connect to the Camera

Now you can open a browser and enter the IP address of your camera in the go to field.

If you do not know the P address of your camera see How to Find the IP Address of your Camera found below. 

You will be prompted for a Username and Password

UsernamePassword
superusersuperuser




The main Number Plate Reader Configurations page will appear. Note the IP address in the browser as well as the rest of the URL that will resolve automatically



How to Find the IP Address of your Camera

On the handheld unit go to main menu and tap on LPR Scanning.



Once in the LPR screen tap on Status near the top right of the screen.



You will see a list of connected devices. The device Type should be Tattile camera wifi. 

Please note that due to new cameras coming onto the market, your PL8RDR may list a camera as an unknown device.



In this case the cameras IP address was 10.42.0.140. Enter the IP address for your device into the browsers URL and hit Enter.


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