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Gabor
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GUIDE: Camera plugin

Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:57 pm

GUIDE: Camera plugin

This plugin enables you to take a picture using camera attached to a device.

Supported devices:
- ATrack AK1, AK7, AT1Pro, AT5, AU5, AU7, AY5.
- Meitrack MVT600, T1
- TZone AVL09 (not stable)
- Queclink GV300


How to install
1. Login to SiteAdmin.
2. Go to plugins.
3. Click on "Get More Plugins".
4. Download and install "Camera".
5. Enable Camera plugin for your application: Applications -> [Select app] -> Enable / Disable features.
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Usage
Camera column is now available in the vehicle list indicating the status of pictures for devices:
- green icon: new picture available.
- gray icon: picture available
- faded icon: no picture available

You can access the overview of pictures for a selected vehicle by clicking on the status icon in Camera column or "Show pictures" in context menu.

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In the overview window you can filter the pictures by date using the calendar control in the left upper corner, as shown below:

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All dates which have picture are highlighted with green background inside the calendar. After selecting a date, you can see the thumbnail of pictures taken on specified date.
You can also see camera markers on the map for thumbnails which have position available.

You can open high resolution version of the picture by clicking the magnifier icon of thumbnail picture:

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You can delete a picture if you have _EditPicture privilege.

Taking a picture

If you have _TakePicture privilege, you can use "Take Picture" item in the context menu of vehicle list to take a picture.
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If the command queue of the device is not empty, a confirmation window will show up:

If you click "Yes", a "Take picture" command will be sent to device aborting the other command in progress.
If you click "No", nothing happens.

Advanced

Diagnose the command status using the Terminal Window.
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You can set up a rule which triggers picture taking:
Creating Camera event rules for Meitrack devices
Creating Camera event rules for TZone, ATrack devices

Use the Cleanup plugin to delete unnecessary pictures

Trouble shooting (Meitrack device)
To check:
- A microSD card is installed in the card slot.
- There is enough space on the microSD card to take pictures.
- The camera is connected to right port (Camera 1).

Regards,
Gabor
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agimex
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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:46 am

Hi @Gabor,

How to map for 2nd Camera 2 line and RS232 (MVT600) for sensor purposes in device mapper?

Thank
Gee

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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:59 pm

For now it is only support for one camera.

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Johan

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mddulay
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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:36 am

Hi,

I am using ATrack AT5v Tracker.
This camera is what I need but I don't know if it will work also in my AT5v Tracker. Is it possible?

Also upon changing the URL. Does it affect the current server like all current records will be deleted?

Regards,
Dar

agimex
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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:56 am

Hi Gabor

The images has the date and time when was taken, It is possible to attached the Address also together to the images ?, so when anybody show that picture will realize where it is.

Thanks
Gee

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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:04 pm

Hello dear,

i have install a device Meitrack MVT600 with camera at our vehicle for test and now i send command take picture and it show me "take pictures in progres" but no photo comes at our server, its a problem of sim card internet or smth else?

Thanks and regards,
Grigor

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Gabor
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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:21 pm

Hi Grigor,

Do you have SD card installed in the device?


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Gabor
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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:38 pm

Hi Gabor,

No i dont have, need a SD card? cant send immediately photo to server?

Thanks and regards,
Grigor
Originally posted by Gabor

Hi Grigor,

Do you have SD card installed in the device?


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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:44 pm

You need a SD card. Please read the guide for Meitrack here:
http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16292

I quote from the trouble shooting section of the Meitrack guide:

Trouble shooting

This to double check:

- A microSD card is installed in the card slot.
- There is enough space on the microSD card to take pictures.
- The camera is connected to right port (Camera 1).


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Johan

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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:45 pm

thanks for support, problem resolve :)

ragesh1962
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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Fri May 23, 2014 9:15 am

Hi...
I have android cell phone. and i want to use this camera feature on my server. i want to see image from my android device as a vehicle tracker. Is it possible?

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Gabor
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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Fri May 23, 2014 10:58 am

Hi ragesh1962,

Getting pictures from android phone is not supported.


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Gabor
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ragesh1962
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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Fri May 23, 2014 11:17 am

Thank you for your feedback.
So please tell me, Which devices have this camera feature?

piter197
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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Fri May 23, 2014 11:53 am

Hi Support,

Does ATrack Camera supported using this this plugin?


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RE: GUIDE: Camera plugin

Fri May 23, 2014 11:54 am

Hi Support,

Does ATrack Camera supported using this this plugin?


Best Regards,
piter197

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