The NoPileups Server will be communicating with several different devices on your local network. In most cases, the NoPileups Server will use three network connections to integrate with equipment.
NoPileups will need access to:
- The internet
- The camera network
- The tunnel controller
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Your specific network layout may vary from what is described here. If so, contact NoPileups, and we can help get everything connected.
Step 1: Connect to the Internet
Internet access provides a remote connection from the NoPileups Server to the NoPileups Support Operations Center. It also provides synchronization with the NoPileups Service Portal. Any time NoPileups prevents a collision, it takes a recording of the incident and uploads it to the Portal.
For NoPileups’ Service Team to provide the best support, it’s important that sufficient network speeds are available. Make sure you have the following:
- A minimum upload speed of 5 MB/s.
- An Ethernet cable with internet access plugged into the internal Ethernet port on the NoPileups Server.
- TCP ports 80, 443, 8040, and 8041 open, if you have an active firewall.
Connect the NoPileups Server to the internet via the Server’s internal Ethernet port.
Step 2: Connect to the Cameras
NoPileups cannot operate successfully without network access to the in- tunnel cameras. The camera feed is pulled using the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) feed. Make sure the camera network meets the following requirements:
- All cameras are IP-based and support MJPEG or H.264 compression, RTSP feeds, and at least one substream.
- Any switches or Network Video Recorders (NVR) are gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbps) and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE).
Connect your camera’s PoE gigabit switch to one of the USB-to-Ethernet ports on the NoPileups Server.
Step 3: Connect to the Tunnel Controller
To prevent collisions, NoPileups will need to communicate with the tunnel controller. In some cases, NoPileups can interface directly with equipment. If not, an ADAM 6060 will be installed at your site. Either way, NoPileups will need to be connected to the same network as the tunnel controller or ADAM.
Connect the NoPileups Server to the tunnel controller or ADAM’s network via one of the USB-to- Ethernet ports.
Step 4: Connect the NoPileups Display Interface
The NoPileups Display Interface will be the primary method your team will use to work with NoPileups. The Display Interface often connects to a monitor/TV at the load-on area via HDMI for convenient access. The Interface also comes with a 4-Button Remote, which connects to the Display Interface via USB and is used to interact with NoPileups.
Connect the Display Interface to the camera’s PoE gigabit switch via Ethernet. If the network has been set up correctly, the Display Interface will connect to NoPileups automatically.
Step 5: Connect the NoPileups Display Interface
Managers will need access to NoPileups in order to disable Autostop, view reports, and have a more detailed interaction with the service. This is generally done by connecting the NoPileups Server to the same network as the manager’s workstation computer.
Once connected, open a web browser and type the NoPileups Server’s IP address in a web browser (we recommend Google Chrome). The workstation should now have access to NoPileups.
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The IP address for the NoPileups Server will be provided to you at the time of installation. If you ever need this address, please contact NoPileups.