ANPR Setup Checklist -Tattile

This page describes the initial set up of an ANPR Mobile Camera

Initial Setup


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Initial Access to the Camera

Yet another setup trick is to login to the device initially using WIFI. 

The device will need to be plugged into a network hub that is connected to a DHCP server

  • change the wired IP to Obtain Automatically
    • later in the process we do this anyways
  • device will reboot
  • reconnect using WIFI and record the wired IP that was assigned to the device
    • generally a device will be assigned the same IP each time it boots
    • you should now be able to connect to the listed wired IP
    • disconnect your wifi connection

This is useful since often your computer will become confused about where to send packets.  Using the wifi connection is good for configuration, but accessing other online resources may be problematic with the second connection.  Once the wifi is disconnected all configuration can be performed through the wired IP.

Connecting to PL8RDR from tablet or camera

WIFI: pl8rdr.opscom / T0maha3k   []

System - Network Settings

Changes on this panel will reboot the device.

This work is usually done by OPS-COM support. 
Details are here to help those clients that are doing initial configuration themselves.

Suggested that WIFI settings be changed last unless you have a local DHCP server setup.  

During setup the device reboots several times, any changes to WIFI settings may make it more difficult to connect to complete configuration.

  • connect wireless and setup wired connection first, then connection may be easier
    • device reboots numerous times during setup
    • DHCP server software:  - (extract to C: )
      • setup computer with LAN and use that for IP assignment
      • camera will connect to computer to obtain IP address

  • Hostname: Mobile-R | Mobile-L   (that way we know which is the Right / Left camera)

System - Time Sync

Changes on this panel will reboot the device.

Plate Reader - General Settings

  • should always be the CLIENT_ID  (no spaces)
    • eg. OC_TOMA

NOTE: This graphic shows and old implementation. The text in this sample should be only:  OC_LIONS

Plate Reader - Plate Reader

Changes on this panel will reboot the device.

  • create a buffer around the capture area
  • the listed settings are factory defaults (except Locator) and should work with minimal issues
  • for mobile bounding region should be set to a lower area since plates will rarely be at the top of the image
    • leave a gutter around the bounding area of at least 30 pixels

Plate Reader - Events Actions

  • (Mobile) there are 4 options; 2 for wired and 2 for wireless
    • 1 each are READ results; 1 each are NO_READ results (vanity plates)
  • %SITE_ADDRESS is not important for Mobile but listed here for standardization

During configuration set wired TCP Message connection as Enable=No

Cameras leaving Tomahawk's office will be setup to use wireless only.  Configuring wired settings can help with troubleshooting in the future.

Events - Specific

  • 2 x READ - wired ( & wireless (


    • Server IP:    Server Port: 32000

%IMAGE_BW sends the thumbnail image (required)
%IMAGE_COL sends the context image (not required)

  • 2 x NO_READ - wired ( & wireless (


    • Server IP:    Server Port: 32000

Wireless Only with Wired Disabled

The final screen should look as shown below.  "TCP Message" is setup (disabled) for and "TCP Message 2" is setup (enabled) for

We are shipping cameras with wireless configured and wired ready to be enabled if needed; as of spring 2020

Camera Context

  • likely not necessary to make changes in this area
    • adjust; iris, gain, shutter

 Sample Device Info
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Firmware version       = ANPR Mobile Ver.3.12.19 CAN-ON Dec 20 2019 13:41:34
OCR lib version        = Tattile Plate Reader Ver.3.156.000
Traffic Interface lib  = 1.112
TOS version            = 4.34.73
TatExt OCR lib         = TatExt 2.8 TatExt OCR 2.13.16 - Pr 2.1 - Lib 6.0.29805 - May  7 2020
BOOTLOADER version     = 3.0
KERNEL version         = 3.0.35-tattile #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Oct 23 17:25:48 CEST 2019
DRIVER version         = 2.2.2
FILESYSTEM version     = 3.13
UPDATE version         = 3.13
FPGA Version           = 2045

Image Sensor OCR       = CMOS_1280x1024_BW (151) (50)
Image Sensor CTX       = CMOS_1280x1024_COL (154)
Board Serial Number    = 4294967295
Board code             = 696
Board revision         = 2
MAC Address            = 0x00C008934BB5
Hostname               = Mobile-L
GMT Time & Date        = 17.44.14, 02/07/2020, GMT offset: -300min, DST status: OFF
LOCAL Time & Date      = 13.44.14, 02/07/2020
Application time       = 00:00:47
Device uptime          = 00:01:32
CPU Temperature        = 27.0 °C
Temperature            = 35.2 °C
Humidity               = 6.6 %
Pointing Angles        = Tilt: -0.1° Roll: 0.1°
Current                = 904mA
Voltage                = 10.0V
Flash file system size = 3442040 KByte

Status                    = WARNING
Internal parameters       = M:0x09bf8f C:0x09bf8f A:0x000000 W:0x001000 R:0x000000
Last check time           = 02/07/2020 13:43:40,978
Boot time                 = 02/07/2020 13:43:40,978
Status Temperature        = OK
Status Humidity           = OK
Status Secure Digital     = OK
Status Current Consumption= OK
Status Time Synchro       = DISABLED
Status OCR Camera         = OK
Status Context Camera     = OK
Status Plate Reader       = OK
Status WiFi               = OK
Status Crypto             = OK
Status GPS                = WARNING
Status TatExt             = OK

Device serial number   = 1910033218
Device type            = F01710
Number of heads        = 2
Channel 0 lens         = T18523 - 6.0mm
Channel 0 best focus   = 3.00m
Channel 0 F number     = 4.0
Channel 1 lens         = T18523 - 6.0mm
Channel 1 best focus   = 3.00m
Channel 1 F number     = 2.8

Plate Reading Quick Test

You should now be able to go to Plate Reader - Text Result and hold a plate in front of the camera to confirm operation.

Further testing is suggested with a PL8RDR system.