After the successful installation of Analytics DS, sensors can be configured via the user interface of Analytics DS. For this purpose, sign in to the web interface of Analytics DS. You can access Analytics DS via http://127.0.0.1 on the server or using the IP address of the server if you want to connect to Analytics DS from another computer. Use the access data specified during installation.

Automatic Detection of Sensors

After a successful login switch to the tab 'Sensors'. In the background, compatible sensors in the network are now automatically detected*. An animation is displayed during the search. By reloading the page, the search process is repeated. In case of larger and slower networks, not all cameras might be found. In this case, you can add a camera manually (follow the instructions below).

* The auto-detection feature requires that broadcasting is available and the ports 5060 and 5061 are opened.

As soon as a sensor is detected, it is marked as "online" and "inactive" in the sensor list. Now you can activate the sensor by clicking on the entry “activate“ that you can find in the options menu of the sensor.

During the activation, you can assign a name to the sensor to identify it easily. Activation will provision the sensor for the Analytics DS instance. Once a sensor is activated, you can use it within a counting group.

Add Sensors Manually

In some cases, the automatic detection of sensors is not available and you must add them manually. For this purpose, you need to sign in to the administration area of Analytics DS that you can find at http://<hostname>/admin, e.g. http://127.0.0.1/admin.

Create User and Authentication Token

At first, create a user with restricted permissions. To do so, choose “Authentication and Authorization → Users → Add“. Select an appropriate username and password. After saving the user, you must assign the correct permissions to this user. That is, select api | counting event | Can add counting event in the table “User permissions“ and move it to the chosen user permissions.

Once you have created the user, you can create an access token that is used by the sensor to authenticate itself when sending counting events to Analytics DS. Go to “Auth Token → Tokens” and choose “Add”. Select the appropriate username and click “save“. Now you have an access token that you need for setting up the sensor (see subsequent section).

Configure ifm O3D3XX Sensor with Data Spree’s People Counting Firmware

For manual activation, once you have the access token, you must configure the sensor to send results to the correct server with correct authentication. In case of the IFM Sensor with Data Spree’s People Counting Firmware, open the configuration menu (http://<sensor-ip-address>:8099) of the sensor, go to “Network-Configuration“ and enter the IP address of the Analytics DS server as well as the authentication token that you have created in the previous step. Click “Upload” to upload the new configuration to the camera.

Make sure to correctly format the XML-based configuration! In rare cases, if you have misconfigured the sensor, it might become necessary to reinstall the firmware.