ATV &16-ChannelTalon Triplex Color Multiplexers Operating instructions

4, 9, &16-Channel
Talon Triplex Color Multiplexers
Installation and Operating Instructions
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ISSUE 1 – MARCH 2003
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WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. DO NOT INSERT ANY METALLIC OBJECTS THROUGH THE
VENTILATION GRILLS OR OTHER OPENINGS ON THE EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION
EXPLANATION OF GRAPHICAL SYMBOLS
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is
intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instruction in
the literature accompanying the product.
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FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
FCC INFORMATION : THIS EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN TESTED AND FOUND
TO COMPLY WITH THE LIMITS FOR A CLASS A DIGITAL DEVICE,
PURSUANT TO PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. THESE LIMITS ARE
DESIGNED TO PROVIDE REASONABLE PROTECTION AGAINST HARMFUL
INTERFERENCE WHEN THE EQUIPMENT IS OPERATED IN A
COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT. THIS EQUIPMENT GENERATES, USES,
AND CAN RADIATE RADIO FREQUENCY ENERGY AND IF NOT INSTALLED
AND USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL, MAY
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE TO RADIO COMMUNICATIONS.
OPERATION OF THIS EQUIPMENT IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA IS LIKELY TO
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE IN WHICH CASE THE USER WILL BE
REQUIRED TO CORRECT THE INTERFERENCE AT HIS OWN EXPENSE.
CAUTION : CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS NOT EXPRESSLY APPROVED
BY THE PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE COULD VOID THE
USER'S AUTHORITY TO OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT.
THIS CLASS A DIGITAL APPARATUS COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
NORME NMB-003 DU CANADA.
CE COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause
radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
1.
READ AND RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS
Read the instruction manual before operating the
equipment. Retain the manual for future reference.
2.
CLEANING
Turn the unit off and unplug from the power outlet
before cleaning. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not
use harsh cleansers or aerosol cleaners.
3.
ATTACHMENTS
Do not use attachments unless recommended by
manufactured as they may affect the functionality of the
unit and result in the risk of fire, electric shock or injury.
4.
MOISTURE
Do not use equipment near water or other liquids.
5.
ACCESSORIES
Equipment should be installed in a safe, stable location.
Any wall or shelf mounting accessory equipment should
be installed using the manufacture’s instructions. Care
should be used when moving heavy equipment. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may
cause the equipment to fall causing serious injury to
persons and objects.
10. LIGHTNING
For protection of the equipment during a lightning storm
or when it is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, unplug the unit from the wall outlet.
Disconnect any antennas or cable systems that may be
connected to the equipment. This will prevent damage
to the equipment due to lightning or power-line surges.
11. OVERLOADING
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this
can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
12. SERVICING
Do not attempt to service the video monitor or
equipment yourself as opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
13. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE
Unplug the equipment from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
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B.
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VENTILATION
Openings in the equipment, if any, are provided for
ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the unit and to
protect if from overheating. These openings must not
be blocked or covered
POWER SOURCES
The equipment should be operated only from the type
of power source indicated on the marking label. If you
are not sure of the type of power supplied at the
installation location, contact your dealer. For
equipment designed to operate from battery power,
refer to the operating instructions.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
Equipment that is powered through a polarized plug (a
plug with one blade wider than the other) will fit into the
power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If
you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try
reversing the plug. Do not defeat the safety purpose of
the polarized plug.
Alternate Warning: If the equipment is powered
through a three-way grounding-type plug, a plug having
a third (grounding) pin, the plug will only fit into a
grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type
plug. If your outlet does not have the grounding plug
receptacle, contact your local electrician.
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C.
D.
E.
F.
When the power supply cord or the plug has been
damaged.
If liquid has spilled or objects have fallen into the
unit.
If the equipment has been exposed to water or
other liquids.
If the equipment does not operate normally by
following the operating instructions, adjust only
those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage to the unit.
If the equipment has been dropped or the casing
damaged.
When the equipment exhibits a distinct change in
performance.
14. REPLACEMENT PARTS
When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician uses replacement parts specified by
the manufacturer or that have the same characteristics
as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may
result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
15. SAFETY CHECK
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the
equipment, ask the service technician to perform safety
checks to verify that the equipment is in proper
operating condition.
16. FIELD INSTALLATION
The installation of equipment should be made by a
qualified service person and should conform to all local
codes.
CORD AND CABLE PROTECTION
Route power cords and cables in a manner to protect
them from damage by being walked on or pinched by
items places upon or against them.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................................ 1
Features ...................................................................................................................................... 1
Technical Overview..................................................................................................................... 1
PRODUCT OVERVIEW.................................................................................................................. 3
Front Panel Buttons .................................................................................................................... 3
DISPLAY.................................................................................................................................. 3
PIP ........................................................................................................................................... 3
SEQUENCE............................................................................................................................. 3
FREEZE................................................................................................................................... 3
ROTATE .................................................................................................................................. 3
ZOOM ...................................................................................................................................... 4
ACCEPT / CANCEL / ARROW Buttons.................................................................................. 4
PLAYBACK.............................................................................................................................. 4
MACRO.................................................................................................................................... 4
MONITOR ................................................................................................................................ 4
ALARM..................................................................................................................................... 4
P.REC ...................................................................................................................................... 4
2ND.......................................................................................................................................... 5
CAMERA 1 – 16 Buttons......................................................................................................... 5
Back Panel Connections ............................................................................................................. 5
CAM IN (1-4, 1-9, or 1-16)...................................................................................................... 5
CAM OUT (1-4, 1-9, or 1-16) ................................................................................................. 5
AUX (1, 2, 3, 4)....................................................................................................................... 5
MAIN (BNC and S-VIDEO)..................................................................................................... 5
VCR (IN and OUT) (BNC and S-VIDEO) ............................................................................... 5
MOUSE.................................................................................................................................... 5
ALARM IN/OUT ....................................................................................................................... 5
RS-485 (IN and OUT).............................................................................................................. 6
DC12V ..................................................................................................................................... 6
Setting for NTSC or PAL Operation............................................................................................ 6
INSTALLATION .............................................................................................................................. 7
System Configuration.................................................................................................................. 7
Camera Connections .................................................................................................................. 7
Adding Monitors .......................................................................................................................... 7
Connecting Recording Devices................................................................................................... 8
Mouse Connections .................................................................................................................... 8
Daisy–Chaining Equipment......................................................................................................... 8
Alarm Connections ...................................................................................................................... 9
MENU SETUP AND OPERATION ............................................................................................... 10
Accessing the TOP and BOTTOM Menus................................................................................ 10
Top Menu............................................................................................................................... 10
Bottom Menu ......................................................................................................................... 10
Live ............................................................................................................................................ 11
Playback .................................................................................................................................... 11
Preview...................................................................................................................................... 11
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Setup Menu ............................................................................................................................... 11
Time Date Setup.................................................................................................................... 12
Camera Access Setup........................................................................................................... 13
Camera Title Setup................................................................................................................ 14
Camera Sequence Setup ...................................................................................................... 14
Alarm Setup ........................................................................................................................... 15
Alarm History List .................................................................................................................. 21
Motion Detection Setup ......................................................................................................... 24
Playback & Recording Setup ................................................................................................ 27
Camera Picture Adjustment .................................................................................................. 29
Macro Setup .......................................................................................................................... 30
Unit Setup .............................................................................................................................. 31
Password Setup .................................................................................................................... 32
POP–Up Menu .......................................................................................................................... 33
Live Camera Change............................................................................................................. 33
VCR Camera Change............................................................................................................ 34
Zoom...................................................................................................................................... 34
Full ......................................................................................................................................... 34
Priority.................................................................................................................................... 35
Histogram .............................................................................................................................. 35
Panic Record ......................................................................................................................... 35
Freeze.................................................................................................................................... 35
Sequence............................................................................................................................... 35
Utilities ................................................................................................................................... 36
APPENDIX A - TROUBLESHOOTING ....................................................................................... 39
APPENDIX B - REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION .................................................................... 40
RS-232 Remote Control Interface......................................................................................... 40
Button Commands................................................................................................................. 40
Immediate Commands .......................................................................................................... 40
Time / Date Commands ........................................................................................................ 41
VCR Commands.................................................................................................................... 41
Camera Commands .............................................................................................................. 41
Motion Commands ................................................................................................................ 41
Sequence Commands ........................................................................................................... 41
Alarm Commands.................................................................................................................. 41
Other Commands .................................................................................................................. 42
APPENDIX C - FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS ..................................................................... 43
APPENDIX D - SPECIFICATIONS ............................................................................................. 46
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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
Features
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Compatible with standard color cameras and other video sources
Switchable between NTSC and PAL
Able to decode tapes from many other brands of multiplexers
Multiple user-selectable formats for displaying camera images.
Multiple monitor outputs allow simultaneous multi-camera and full-screen viewing. (1 Main
and 1 Auxiliary on 4-ch unit; 1 Main and 4 Auxiliary on 9-ch and 16-ch units)
On-screen display includes date, time, alarm status, video loss, camera number, and 24character camera titles.
Programmable day and night motion-detection schedules.
Each camera has a programmable 256-target (16 x 16) motion-detection grid.
Programmable vector-based motion detection in any direction.
Nonvolatile program memory saves all user settings and protects them against power
outages.
One TTL/CMOS contact closure alarm for each camera.
Up to 4 cameras can be associated with a single contact closure alarm.
Alarm input polarity is user selectable.
VCR switch pulse input for synchronization with VCRs having switch pulse feature.
Full triplex operation allows simultaneous recording, playback, and live viewing.
256-event alarm history log.
Linear zoom IN and OUT up to 32 times.
IR remote control capabilities.
Technical Overview
The Triplex Multiplexers feature motion detection, alarm association, and multi-lingual setup
menus.
The motion detection system senses motion vectors in any direction. The sensitivity can be
adjusted and set for day and night motion detection schedules. A motion tracking box gives
visual indications for easy setup.
The multiplexer contains both BNC and Y/C mini DIN inputs and outputs for VCR connection.
The main monitor connects to either a composite BNC or Y/C mini DIN output. There are four
BNC auxiliary outputs to be used for “spot” monitors or as sources of video for other devices.
The multiplexer has a large selection of user selectable display formats. It also has digital
zooming up to 32 times the original scene.
A multi-lingual menu allows for easy setup. The user’s configuration is stored in nonvolatile
memory to protect against loss of settings during power outages.
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The multiplexer plays back video tapes recorded with many other multiplexers. These include
but are not limited to: Dedicated Micros, Robot, Kalatel, and Pelco. Multiplexers can be “daisy
chained” and addressed and controlled by a single control panel. The multiplexer can also be
addressed by a computer using either an RS-232 or RS-485 connection.
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CHAPTER 2
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
This manual is to be used for all three models of the Triplex Color Multiplexers. The features
are the same with the exception of camera connection capability. This manual was written
based on the 16-channel unit. Note that some screens or option are not available for the 9 or 4channel units due to reduced camera connections.
Front Panel Buttons
The buttons on the front panel of the multiplexer are used to switch between display modes,
operate the features of the unit, and select between the various cameras (4, 9, or 16).
Front View of 16-channel Multiplexer
DISPLAY
The DISPLAY button cycles the monitor display through the various display modes. The
complete list of display modes for the 16-channel unit is: 16(4x4), 13(1+12), 10(2+8), 9(3x3),
7(3+4), and (2x2) in live mode. The display modes for the 9-channel unit are: 9(3x3),
7(3+4) and 4(2x2). The display mode for the 4-channel unit is: 4(2x2).
In the VCR playback mode, the available display modes are 4x4, 3x3, and 2x2 for the 16channel unit, 3x3 and 2x2 for the 9-channel unit, and 2x2 for the 4-channel unit.
PIP
The PIP button inserts a selected camera as a small image in a portion of the main screen.
Pressing the PIP button cycles through the PIP display option. To change the display in one
of the inset windows, select it using the front panel buttons.
NOTE: The PIP function is not operational during the VCR playback mode.
SEQUENCE
The SEQUENCE button activates the sequential viewing of cameras. Press the
SEQUENCE button while in the FULL SCREEN mode to start or stop the User Defined
Sequence.
FREEZE
The FREEZE button freezes the camera image(s) on the monitor display. The multiplexer
output for the VCR recording is still live during all display modes. Another push of this
button (or other buttons: ROTATE, DISPLAY, PIP, ZOOM, PLAYBACK) releases the freeze
mode.
ROTATE
The ROTATE mode changes the position of the inset display window on the screen for the
PIP, Dual PIP, and SQUISH screen displays.
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ZOOM
The ZOOM function expands the selected portion of a full frame camera image in live mode.
Pressing the ACCEPT button increases the magnification factor up to 32x. Pressing the
CANCEL button decreases the magnification from the zoomed image down to the original
image. Holding down the ACCEPT or CANCEL buttons speeds up the zoom process. To
exit a zoomed image, press the ZOOM button again.
ACCEPT / CANCEL / ARROW Buttons
The ACCEPT, CANCEL, and ARROW buttons are described together because they can be
used in conjunction with each other while maneuvering through the setup menu, as well as
being used independently to handle other multiplexer options.
ACCEPT – brings up a pop-up menu when a camera view is highlighted, sets selections on
the OSD menu, and decreases numbers or values in the number setup function.
CANCEL – acts as an “ESC” button, clears cameo selections, and increases numbers or
values in the number setup function.
UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT – the arrow buttons are used to move the cursor on the screen
Up, Down, Left or Right.
PLAYBACK
The PLAYBACK button is used to switch the multiplexer into the VCR playback mode or the
VCR preview mode. Pressing the button once puts it into the playback mode. Pressing the
2ND button then the PLAYBACK button switches the unit to the preview mode.
MACRO
The MACRO button allows the user to program a new macro or activate an already
programmed macro. To program a macro, go to the Setup menu and select Macro Setup.
When the setup screen appears select the Macro number you want to record, perform the
steps of the macro function, then return to the Macro Setup screen to stop recording. To
see the recorded macro, press the Macro button then the camera number button.
MONITOR
The MONITOR button is used to assign the camera view to one of the four spot monitor
outputs. To assign the output, select the Monitor button, then press the 1, 2, 3, or 4 camera
button to select one of the four output, then press the camera button corresponding to the
camera video that is to be assigned to the output.
ALARM
Allows the user to generate an alarm. Press the ALARM button, then a camera button to
place that camera in the alarm mode.
P.REC
The P.REC button activates the panic record mode. To interrupt the programmed record
settings and capture video on a specific camera, press the P.REC button then the camera
button number of the desired recording.
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2ND
The 2ND button is used to reset alarms and select user defined modes.
CAMERA 1 – 16 Buttons
The Camera buttons are used to select cameras for viewing or as numbers in programming
configurations.
Back Panel Connections
The connections on the back of the multiplexer are explained below. The only difference
between the 4, 9, and 16-channel unit back panel connections are the number of camera inputs
and outputs.
CAM 2
CAM 1
IN
IN
IN
OUT
CAM 3
CAM 4
OUT
CAM 5
IN
CAM 6
CAM 7
OUT
IN
CAM 8
OUT
CAM 9
IN
CAM 10
CAM 11
OUT
OUT
CAM 12
CAM 13
CAM 14
OUT
CAM 15
OUT
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1
IN
IN
CAM 16
MAIN
IN
ALARM IN/OUT
VCR OUT
AUX
2
4
MAIN
IN
OUT
MOUSE
IN
OUT DC12V
CAM IN (1-4, 1-9, or 1-16)
The CAM IN connectors are used to connect the multiplexer to the video output of a BNC
camera.
CAM OUT (1-4, 1-9, or 1-16)
The CAM OUT connectors provide loop-through video options for the cameras connected to
CAM IN.
AUX (1, 2, 3, 4)
The AUX connections are Spot Monitor outputs. The Setup Menu allows the user to select
which cameras to output on each of the four AUX connections for viewing on accessory
monitors. (1 AUX on the 4-ch unit; 4 AUX on the 9-ch and 16-ch units)
MAIN (BNC and S-VIDEO)
The multiplexer offers two options for viewing the main video output from the unit, either
through a BNC connection or an S-Video connection.
VCR (IN and OUT) (BNC and S-VIDEO)
The multiplexer connects to an optional VCR through either the BNC or S-Video IN and
OUT connections.
MOUSE
As an alternative to the front panel buttons for operation, the menu operations can be
accessed through an option mouse.
ALARM IN/OUT
Alarming functions are accessed through the 50-pin alarm connector. Refer to the Alarm
Connections section on page 9 for more information on the pin out of the Alarm connector.
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RS-485 (IN and OUT)
The RS-485 S-Video connectors are used for remote control operations.
DC12V
The DC12V connection is the main power supply input for the multiplexer.
Setting for NTSC or PAL Operation
Upon initial setup, the multiplexer should be set to the NTSC or PAL configuration. When
changing the operation setting, all other unit settings return to the default configuration.
To set the multiplexer for NTSC operation:
1. Turn the power OFF.
2. Press and hold the ALARM and PLAYBACK buttons.
3. Turn ON the power.
To set the multiplexer for PAL operation:
1. Turn the power OFF.
2. Press and hold the ALARM and MONITOR buttons.
3. Turn ON the power.
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CHAPTER 3
INSTALLATION
System Configuration
The Triplex Multiplexer is only one part of a complete system that controls cameras, monitors,
recording devices, alarm equipment, and other accessory items. The following figure illustrates
the connections feeding off a 16-channel multiplexer for a complete security system solution.
Camera Connections
The multiplexer supports 4, 9 or 16 camera inputs depending on the model. Cameras attach
directly to the BNC IN connectors. BNC OUT connections provide loop-out capability with an
auto-terminating feature for looping video to another device without additional termination.
NOTE: Connecting a cable to the loop-through connector switches off the termination. DO
NOT connect a cable to the BNC OUT connection unless it is connected to the input of another
video device.
Adding Monitors
The MAIN BNC output connections are for the primary monitors used with the system. There
are two connectors: a BNC connection and an S-VIDEO connection. Up to four auxiliary
monitors can be connected to the multiplexer for use as spot monitors or to view live video while
playing recorded video on the main monitor. The auxiliary monitors connect to the AUX BNC
connectors.
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Connecting Recording Devices
The multiplexer has both BNC and S-VIDEO connections for use with a recording device such
as a VCR or DVR (Digital Video Recorder). The figures below show examples of one VCR
connected to the multiplexer for use in both recording and playback, and two VCRs being used
to allow simultaneous recording and viewing of video.
Connection to a Single Recording Device
Using multiple Recording Devices
Mouse Connections
A mouse attached to the multiplexer allows the user the option of accessing setup menu options
by pointing and clicking the desired settings rather than using the front panel buttons. A
standard serial mouse (ex: Microsoft, Logitech) connects to the mini DIN connector labeled
MOUSE.
Daisy–Chaining Equipment
The multiplexer can be daisy-chained to other multiplexers or controlled by a remote keyboard.
To add another multiplexer to the system connect the RS-485 OUT connector of the additional
unit to the RS-485 IN connector on the initial multiplexer.
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Alarm Connections
The 50-pin ALARM IN/OUT connector features 16 alarm inputs, 16 alarm outputs, RS-232
connections, VCR trigger pulse, and various alarm settings. A sub-board is supplied with the
multiplexer to simplify connections. The board connects to the 50-pin connector via a ribbon
cable. See the following illustration for pin assignments.
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CHAPTER 4
MENU SETUP AND OPERATION
Accessing the TOP and BOTTOM Menus
The multiplexers use On-Screen Display (OSD) menus. Navigation through the menus is
possible through the front panel buttons, an optional mouse attached to the unit, or through a
remote control device.
There are two main menus: Top and Bottom. The Top Menu is accessed by moving the cursor
to the top edge of the screen. The Bottom Menu is accessed by moving the cursor to the
bottom edge of the screen.
Top Menu
The Top Menu has five options:
Live
Selecting Live returns the unit to the last Live mode screen format displayed.
Playback
The Playback option returns the unit to the last screen format accessed in the
Playback mode.
Preview
Selecting the Preview options displays a preview of recorded video.
Setup
The Setup option provides access to the Setup menu. This feature is
password protected. The options in the Setup menu are described in detail in
the following section.
Cancel
The Cancel button exits the Top Menu without any changes.
Bottom Menu
The Bottom Menu is only available in the Live Mode. The options available depend on the
model of the multiplexer. The menu shown above lists all the options available on the 16channel model.
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Full
Switches to a full screen view of a single camera
PIP
Switches to the Picture-In-Picture (PIP) display
2x2
Switches to a 4-camera display on the screen
3x3
Switches to a 9-camera display on the screen (not available on 4-ch model)
4x4
Switches to a 16-camera display on the screen (not available on 4 or 9-ch
models)
User Def
The four User Defined options switch the view on the screen to the userselected options stored in four different settings.
Cancel
Exits the menu without any changes
The options on the 9-channel unit are: Full, PIP1, 2x2, PIP4, 3x3, Cancel, and User Def (1-4).
The options on the 4-channel unit are: Full, PIP1, PIP2, PIP3, 2x2, Cancel and User Def (1-4).
Live
The Live option on the Top Menu returns the display to the last live mode screen format when
selected.
Playback
The Playback option on the Top Menu returns the display to the last screen format accessed in
the Playback mode.
Preview
The Preview option displays a preview of recorded images from the VCR.
Setup Menu
To access the Setup Menu move the cursor to the top of the screen. On the Top Menu Bar
select the Setup option using the ACCEPT button.
Note: If Password Protect is ON, see the Password Setup section on page 32 for more details.
Upon selecting the Setup option on the Top Menu, the Main Menu screen appears. Access to
submenus to change camera, alarm, playback, recording, and password appear on this screen.
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Time Date Setup
The Time Date Setup screen is used to format the multiplexer’s time and date settings and
to setup the daylight savings time option. The NEXT option at the bottom of the screen
leads to the Daylight Savings Time setup screen. The EXIT option saves the settings and
exits the Time & Date Setup screen.
Date Format: There are three date options to choose from where MM = month, DD = day,
and YYYY = year.
USA
MM-DD-YYYY
EURO
DD-MM-YYYY
ASIA
YYYY-MM-DD
Hour Format: The hour format options are: “24 Hour” for military time, or “AM/PM” for clock
time.
Clock Source: The clock source options are Internal Clock and Network Clock. If the
multiplexer is connected to a network, set the option to Network Clock and the unit will
receive the clock information from the master multiplexer. Otherwise, set the clock source
option to Internal Clock.
Date Set: Use the arrow buttons on the front panel (or the mouse) to move the cursor
position for the year, month, and date. The ACCEPT button decreases the number. The
CANCEL button increases the number.
Time Set: Use the arrow buttons on the front panel (or the mouse) to move the cursor for
the hour, minutes, and seconds. The ACCEPT button decreases the number. The
CANCEL button increases the number.
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Daylight Savings: If you are in an area that does not have Daylight Savings Time, set this
option to OFF. When you set this to ON, you must set the start and stop dates and times.
Start: Set the month and day (date) for the beginning of daylight savings time in your area.
Stop: Set the month and day (date) for the ending of daylight savings time in your area.
The BACK option at the bottom of the screen reverts back to the Time & Date Setup screen.
The EXIT option saves the settings and exits the Daylight Saving Setup screen.
Camera Access Setup
The Camera Access Setup screen is used to assign camera access to different users. It
permits or limits the display on Spot (auxiliary) monitors and designates whether a camera
can be recorded.
The window appearing on the Camera Access Screen shows the video display for the
selected camera. The arrow options under the window move the camera selection to the
beginning (<<) or end (>>) of the camera list and, move it back (<) one position or forward
(>) one position.
In the check box next to the options User 1 – User 4, Spot 1 – Spot 4, and Record Out, a
check mark ( √ ) activates the access for the user, monitor, or recording option for the
camera appearing in the window. A circle ( O ) restricts the access. The access settings
must be set for each camera.
The EXIT option saves the changes and returns the user to the main Setup Menu.
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Camera Title Setup
The Camera Title Setup screen allows the user to enter a title for each camera. The
maximum length of the title is 24 characters, including spaces.
To set the camera title, select the desired camera so the image appears in the display
window. The < and > buttons to the left and right of the display window are used to move
the cursor position when using the mouse. The ACCEPT button on the front of the unit is
also used to move the cursor position.
Underneath the display window the <<, <, >, and >> arrow buttons are used to select the
camera. The << and >> options move to the beginning and end of the list of available
cameras, respectively. The < and > options move one position back or forward in the list
respectively.
Below the display window buttons are two rows of characters. There are a total of six
character sets that can be displayed. To move to the next or previous character set, move
the cursor to the < and > button options on the left and right sides of the character set, then
press the ACCEPT button. The character set options are as follows:
Set 1:
A to Z (upper case letters)
Set 2:
a to z (lower case letters)
Set 3:
Blank ! “ # $ % & ‘ ( ) * + , - . / 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Set 4:
: ; , = . ? [ \ ] ^ _ ‘ { | } ~
Set 5:
À Á Â Ä Ç È É Ê Ë Ì Î Ï Ñ Ò Ó Ô Ö Ù Ú Û Ü ß à á â
Set 6:
ä ç è é ê ë ì í î ï ñ ò ó ô ö ù ú û ü
The Exit option at the bottom of the Camera Title Setup screen saves the changes and
returns to the main Setup menu.
Camera Sequence Setup
The Camera Sequence Setup screen allows the user to set the order in which the cameras
appear when the multiplexer is in the sequence mode. It is also used to set the dwell time of
the display from OFF to 99 seconds.
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To change the camera or dwell setting, use the arrow keys on the front panel (or the mouse)
to move the cursor to the option to be changed. Use the ACCEPT button to decrease and
the CANCEL button to increase the number selection.
The Page Dwell Time is the length of time each group of cameras will display. Use the Exit
button to save the settings and return to the main Setup menu.
Alarm Setup
When the Alarm Reset Button is set to ON, alarm events can be cleared using the front
panel buttons or the Pop Up menu. When set to OFF, the only way to clear the alarm is to
enter the Setup Menu.
The Alarm Screen Format option sets the display mode that the multiplexer defaults to when
an alarm occurs. The options are: Full, 2x2 Screen, 2x2 Assoc Scrn, 4x4 Screen, and
Unchanged (depending on the model).
The Alarm Dwell Time can be set from 1 to 99 seconds. The screen will automatically
sequence in a multi-alarm condition.
The Alarm setup screen has six sub-menu screens to setup alarm actions. These are
described in the following pages.
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Alarm I/O Setup
The Alarm In setting options are NO (Normally Open), NC (Normally Closed), or OFF. The
Alarm Out setting options are AH (Active High) or AL (Active Low) TTL output. The Exit
option saves the changes and returns to the Alarm Setup menu.
Alarm Action Setup
There are two screens for the Alarm Action Setup as shown below. The Next and Back
buttons toggle between the two screens. The Exit button saves the settings and returns to
the main Alarm Setup menu.
Buzzer: When set to ON, the multiplexer’s internal buzzer sounds upon an alarm
condition.
Alarm Screen: When set to ON, the screen display changes to the one defined in the
Alarm Screen Format menu during an alarm condition.
Network Relay: When set to ON, the multiplexer sends the alarm information to an
external relay box via the network during an alarm condition.
Message Latch: When set to ON, an “A” displays on the screen when an alarm
conditions occurs. It remains on the screen until it is cleared.
Recording: This allows the user to select how video will be recorded during an alarm
condition. INT interleaves images from the camera with an alarm every other field,
thereby providing more images from the camera. When there are multiple alarms, the
cameras with alarms are interleaved. The ONLY option records images from only the
camera with an alarm condition. UNC leaves the recording parameters unchanged.
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Spot Monitor 1 – 4: When set to ON, the Spot Monitor displays the camera with an
alarm condition. When there are multiple alarms, cameras with alarms display
sequentially. When set to OFF, the Spot Monitor’s display does not change during an
alarm condition. (1 AUX on 4-ch unit; 4 AUX on 9-ch and 16-ch units).
Hold Time: The Hold Time setting allows the user to set the alarm actions to last from 1
to 99 seconds. Hold Time is applicable only if the alarm action is set to Timed OUT.
Action: The action options are Timed, Latched, and Trans. When Timed is selected,
the alarm “times out” at the designated hold time unless the user clears it earlier. The
Latched setting means the alarm remains active until the operator acknowledges it. The
Trans (transparent) setting means the alarms are not latched and cannot be cleared by
the user.
Relay: The relay options are: 1, 2, 1&2, and OFF. Selecting the 1 or 2 option sets
either internal relay 1 or 2 to be activated by the alarm. The 1&2 option sets both the 1
and 2 internal relays as active during an alarm. When set to OFF, neither internal relay
is activated by the alarm.
Associated: The associated option allows the user to associate other cameras with the
camera in the alarm condition. Upon selection of this option, the Associated Camera
Setup sub-menu screen appears.
The Associated Camera Setup screen allows the user to associate up to three cameras
with another when an alarm condition occurs. The main camera is displayed in the top
window; the three associated cameras are shown below it. Under each of the
associated cameras is a control bar with the options < (moves the camera selection back
one), ON (turns On the associated camera), and > (moves the camera selection forward
one). The Exit button saves the settings and returns to the Alarm Action Setup menu.
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Motion Action Setup
There are two screens for the Motion Action Setup as shown below. The Next and Back
buttons toggle between the two screens. The Exit button saves the settings and returns to
the main Alarm Setup menu.
Buzzer: When set to ON, the multiplexer’s internal buzzer sounds upon a motion alarm
condition.
Alarm Screen: When set to ON, the screen display changes to the one defined in the
Alarm Screen Format menu during a motion alarm condition.
Network Relay: When set to ON, the multiplexer sends the alarm information to an
external relay box via the network during a motion alarm condition.
Message Latch: When set to ON, an “M” displays on the screen when a motion alarm
condition occurs. It remains on the screen until it is cleared.
Recording: This allows the user to select how video will be recorded during a motion
alarm condition. INT interleaves images from the camera with an alarm every other field,
thereby providing more images from the camera. When there are multiple alarms, the
cameras with alarms are interleaved. The ONLY option records images from only the
camera with an alarm condition. UNC leaves the recording parameters unchanged.
Spot Monitor 1 – 4: When set to ON, the Spot Monitor displays the camera with a
motion alarm condition. When there are multiple alarms, cameras with alarms will
display sequentially. When set to OFF, the Spot Monitor’s display does not change
during a motion alarm condition. (1 AUX on 4-ch unit; 4 AUX on 9-ch and 16-ch units)
Relay: The relay options are: 1, 2, 1&2, and OFF. Selecting the 1 or 2 option sets
either internal relay 1 or 2 to be activated by the motion alarm. The 1&2 option sets both
the 1 and 2 internal relays as active during a motion alarm. When set to OFF, neither
internal relay is activated by the motion alarm.
Alarm Link: This option links the motion detection to the alarm action. IT can be set to
OFF or any one of the 16 alarm actions. All alarm actions take priority over motion
actions.
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Video Loss Action Setup
The Video Loss Action Setup screen allows the user to set up the action the multiplexer
takes when there is a video loss condition.
Buzzer: When set to ON, the multiplexer’s internal buzzer sounds upon a video loss
condition.
Alarm Screen: When set to ON, the screen display changes to the one defined in the
Alarm Screen Format menu during a video loss condition.
Internal Relay: Selects which internal relays will be activated during a video loss
condition. Option 1 selects relay 1. Option 2 selects relay 2. Option 1&2 activates both
internal relays. Select OFF to de-activate both internal relays.
Network Relay: When set to ON, the multiplexer sends the video loss information to an
external relay box via the network during a video loss condition.
Message Latch: When set to ON, a “V” displays on the screen when a video loss
condition occurs. It remains on the screen until it is cleared.
Spot Monitor 1 – 4: When set to ON, the Spot Monitor displays the camera with a video
loss condition. When there are multiple alarms, cameras with alarms will display
sequentially. When set to OFF, the Spot Monitor’s display does not change during a
video loss condition. (1 AUX on 4-ch unit; 4 AUX on 9-ch and 16-ch units)
Hold Time: The Hold Time setting allows the user to set the alarm actions to last from 1
to 99 seconds.
Manual Alarm Action Setup
There are two screens for the Manual Alarm Action Setup as shown below. The Next and
Back buttons toggle between the two screens. The Exit button saves the settings and
returns to the main Alarm Setup menu.
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Buzzer: When set to ON, the multiplexer’s internal buzzer sounds upon a manual
alarm condition.
Alarm Screen: When set to ON, the screen display changes to the one defined in the
Alarm Screen Format menu during a manual alarm condition.
Network Relay: When set to ON, the multiplexer sends the alarm information to an
external relay box via the network during a manual alarm condition.
Message Latch: When set to ON, an “A” displays on the screen when a manual alarm
condition occurs. It remains on the screen until it is cleared.
Recording: This allows the user to select how video will be recorded during a manual
alarm condition. INT interleaves images from the camera with an alarm every other field,
thereby providing more images from the camera. When there are multiple alarms, the
cameras with alarms are interleaved. The ONLY option records images from only the
camera with an alarm condition. UNC leaves the recording parameters unchanged.
Spot Monitor 1 – 4: When set to ON, the Spot Monitor displays the camera with a
manual alarm condition. When there are multiple alarms, cameras with alarms will
display sequentially. When set to OFF, the Spot Monitor’s display does not change
during a manual alarm condition. (1 AUX on 4-ch unit; 4 AUX on 9-ch and 16-ch units)
Hold Time: The Hold Time setting allows the user to set the alarm actions to last from 1
to 99 seconds. Hold Time is applicable only if the alarm action is set to Timed OUT.
Action: The action options are Timed, Latched, and Trans. When Timed is selected,
the alarm “times out” at the designated hold time unless the user clears it earlier. The
Latched setting means the alarm remains active until the operator acknowledges it. The
Trans (transparent) setting means the alarms are not latched and cannot be cleared by
the user.
Relay: The relay options are: 1, 2, 1&2, and OFF. Selecting the 1 or 2 option sets
either internal relay 1 or 2 to be activated by the alarm. The 1&2 option sets both the 1
and 2 internal relays as active during an alarm. When set to OFF, neither internal relay
is activated by the alarm.
Alarm Link: The Alarm Link option selects whether to link the alarm action. It can be
set to OFF or any of the 16 alarm actions. All alarm actions take priority over manual
alarm actions.
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Macro Link Setup
The Macro Link Setup screen allows the user to link macro to alarms. Each alarm can be
individual linked or set to OFF. Use the arrow buttons to move the cursor to the desired
Alarm Number, then the ACCEPT and CANCEL buttons to decrease or increase the Macro
Number. The Exit option saves the changes and returns to the Alarm Setup Screen.
Alarm History List
The Alarm History List displays historical alarm information for up to 256 events. The arrow
options moves the screen display forward or backwards within the list. The << and >>
options move the screen to the beginning or end of the list, respectively. The < and >
options move the screen backward or forward one page, respectively.
The Clear option erases the information from the list. A confirmation screen appears when
this option is selected, allowing you the option of changing your mind before the information
is deleted.
To print a copy of the alarm history list it is necessary to have the multiplexer connected to a
PC. The diagram on the following page shows the connections The print feature also
requires a “Download.exe” program to be loaded onto the PC.
NOTE: Contact ATV at 888-288-7644 or go to their website at: www.atvideo.com
1. Implement the “Download.exe” file and click the icon named “Print Program”.
2. Now user’s are ready to use “Print” function.
3. Perform “Print” on the menu of multiplexer. And then the multiplexer will transfer
the alarm history to your PC.
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RX
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TX
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GND
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NC
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CONNECTED
PERSONNAL COMPUTER
D-SUN CONNECTOR
(9-PIN)
After connecting the multiplexer to the PC and downloading the “exe” file from ATV’s
website, perform the following steps:
1. Execute the “Download.exe” file.
2. When the screen shown below on the left appears, test the connection from the PC
to the multiplexer by checking the “Enter Key” box and entering the text “bd” in the
command line. Click the SEND button. The command will change the display format
of the screen if the PC and multiplexer are connected correctly. Check your
connections if they don’t.
3. On the multiplexer Setup Menu, select the Unit Setup menu option. Set the Network
Type to “RS-232” and the Protocol to “A”.
4. In the open program window select the PRINT option from the menu bar (or press
the “P” button) then select ALARM HISTORY. The Alarm History window appears
on the screen.
5. On the multiplexer’s Setup Menu, select the Alarm History List option. Select the
PRINT button. The alarm history list is downloaded to the computer and appears in
the Alarm History window.
6. In the Alarm History window, select the SAVE button to save the information to a file
on your computer. Print the saved file from your computer using the standard print
features.
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Print Program Window
Alarm History Window
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Motion Detection Setup
The Motion Detection Setup menu is used to set the motion detection feature ON or OFF.
Three additional submenu’s provide further setting options for the index, scheduling, and
sensor options. The All Motion Detection option is a global switch that turns the motion
detection function ON or OFF for all cameras.
Motion Detection Index Setup
Normally, priority for motion detection is given equally to all cameras connected to the
multiplexer. The Motion Detection Index Setup screen however allows the user to provide
higher priority to a single camera within an area of the grid.
The screen shown above is used to set the priority of each camera (up to 128 index
positions).
The + and – options increment and decrement the camera number displayed in the box
centered between the two. The < and > arrows scroll through the camera array left to right.
Delete: The Delete option deletes the highlighted camera from the array.
Insert: The Insert option inserts a blank into the array.
End: The End option inserts an “E” into the array which set the end mark for the index
list.
View: The View option displays the Motion Detection Index List as shown in the
following figure.
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The Motion Detection Index List displays the priorities assigned to the cameras. This
screen is for viewing only and does not allow editing options.
Motion Detection Schedule Setup
The multiplexer can be set to detect or ignore motion based on a schedule. This feature
allows the motion detection to ignore certain cameras with high activity during normal
business hours yet detect generate an alarm condition when the office is closed and activity
needs to be monitored.
Timer 1 / Timer 2: Each timer can be set to ON or OFF, and Mode 1 or Mode 2. The
Mode settings are described in the Motion Detection Sensor Setup section directly
following this Schedule Setup section.
Start / Stop: The Start and Stop times fore each timer using the 24-hr time format.
Days: The timers can be turned ON or OFF for each day of the week. A check mark
( √ ) activates the day. A circle ( O ) removes the option from the schedule.
Motion Detection Sensor Setup
Each camera can be set to two different modes of motion detection. The parameter sets for
each Mode are shown on the following Motion Detection Sensor Setup screen.
A small window in the upper right portion of the screen displays the camera view. The < and
> options move the camera displayed in the window back or forward by one. The << and >>
options move the camera scene to the first or last in the sequence.
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On / Off: This turns the motion detection option for the selected mode either ON or
OFF.
Update / Master: When set to the Update option, the multiplexer compares the current
field with the previous field. When set to the Master option, the multiplexer compares a
master image to continuous video.
Normal / Vector: When set to Normal, the multiplexer detects all motion. When set to
Vector, the multiplexer detects motion based on user definitions.
Sensitivity: The Sensitivity option determines the luminance change that must occur in
the target area before the multiplexer reads the change as motion. The lowest
sensitivity number is 01. The highest sensitivity number is 16.
Trigger Size (H) and (V): The Trigger Size sets the minimum number of targets in a
vertical row that must change before the multiplexer reads the change as motion. The
range is 01 to 16.
Delay Time: The Delay Time is used to make adjustments for scenes that have sudden
changes such as lights and shadows created by headlights or nearby traffic. The delay
can be set from 0 to 5 seconds.
Hold Time: The Hold Time can be set from 1 to 99 seconds.
Grid Setup: The Grid Setup option brings up the Motion Detection Sensor Setup
screen shown below on the left.
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For Normal Motion Detection:
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Set: Highlights the grid area. (A click of the mouse on this option produces no
action.)
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Dot / Line / All: Determines how many targets will be turned ON or OFF.
DOT = single target, LINE = row of targets, ALL = all of the targets.
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Reverse: Sets all targets to the reverse side.
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Test: When selected, it brings up the test screen shown on the previous page
(to the right of the Motion Detection Sensor Setup screen).
The Test screen shows when the multiplexer detects motion by drawing a box
around the active area. This provides instant feedback on whether the settings
are acceptable for the application.
Note: A Master Screen Set option appears on this screen to save the image
when setting in the Master Mode.
For Vector Motion Detection:
The Vector Motion Detection is the same as Normal except it has two motion grids.
To detect left to right motion, define the first grid and then define a second grid to
the right of the first grid.
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A ON: Used to define first grid.
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B ON: Used to define the second grid.
Reset: The Reset option returns all settings to the motion detection sensor setup
defaults.
Playback & Recording Setup
The Playback and Recording Setup screen provides access to the submenus for setting up
VCR operation with the multiplexer and the recording priorities.
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VCR System Setup
The VCR System Setup screen provides optional settings when connecting a VCR with the
multiplexer.
VCR Input: A VCR connects to the multiplexer using the BNC or SVHS connections.
Set the VCR Input option to the type of connection used.
External Trigger: Set to OFF when not using the VCR synchronizing trigger pulse.
When using the VCR’s synchronizing trigger pulse, set to match the VCR’s signal by
selecting + for positive edge sensing and – for negative edge sensing.
Panic Rec Buzzer: When set to ON, a buzzer sounds every 20 seconds. Setting this
option to OFF disables the buzzer.
VCR Type: Selecting this brings up a list of VCRs. Select the VCR you are using from
the list. If it is not listed select the User Define option. The VCR model numbers
available to choose from are listed below.
SRT7168
AG6540
HRV30
KV7024A
KV9096A
SVT168
TLC2100
JPTL168
TLS9072
HRV68
KV7168A
SVT168E
SRL911UB
TLC2100HD
SRT7072
AGTL500
HRV60
KV9168A
SVT40E
SRL911US
JPRTR24
AGRT600A
AGRT650
SRT7072
Normal Record / Alarm Record: If a VCR is selected from the list, the user must set
the Hour for the Normal and Alarm Record options. If User Define is selected, both the
Hour and the Field options must be set. The setting for the Hour ranges from 001 to 960
(1hr to 960 hrs). For Field, the setting ranges from 001 to 480.
Although you can set Normal and Alarm hours the same, you usually want higher quality
video in an alarm situation. For example, you might set Normal to 24-hour time-lapse
(024) and Alarm to 2-hr mode (002).
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Recording Index Setup
Normally the multiplexer gives the same priority to all cameras. However, you can set the
recording index to give higher priority to specific cameras.
The screen shown above is used to set the priority of each camera for recording (up to 128
index positions).
The + and – options increment and decrement the camera number displayed in the box
centered between the two. The < and > arrows scroll through the camera array left to right.
Delete: The Delete option deletes the highlighted camera from the array.
Insert: The Insert option inserts a blank into the array.
End: The End option inserts an “E” into the array which set the end mark for the index
list.
View: The View option displays the Motion Detection Index List as shown in the
following figure.
Camera Picture Adjustment
The Camera Picture Adjustment screen is used to individually adjust the Contrast,
Brightness, Tint, Color, and Sharpness of each of the cameras. It is recommended that no
adjustments be made using this option until the actual cameras and monitors have been
adjusted.
The center window displays the camera view selected for adjustment. To move backward or
forward one camera position, use the < and > options under the center display window. To
move to the beginning or end of the camera list, use the << and >> options.
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Contrast: The contrast adjustment range is –100 to +153.
Brightness: The brightness adjustment range is –127 to +126.
Tint: The tint adjustment range is –127 to +126. (Not available for PAL operation.)
Color: The color adjustment range is –103 to +114.
Sharpness: The sharpness setting ranges from Nominal to 5.
Macro Setup
The Macro Setup screen is used to access the recording and scheduling capabilities of the
multiplexer.
Macro Record Setup
The multiplexer can record up to 16 macros on the 16-channel multiplexer (9 macros on the
9-channel unit, 4 macros on the 4-channel unit). Selecting any of the Record Start buttons
brings up a live screen where actions taken on the front panel buttons (or through the
mouse operation) will be recorded as a macro. The password protection operations are
excluded from this feature.
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Macro Schedule Setup
The Macro Schedule feature allows the user to schedule up to 20 events that use a
recorded macro. Select the Event option (01 through 20) and set the ON/OFF option to ON
to activate it. Select the Macro number (01 through 16) to correspond to the event, then set
the hour, minute, and day(s) of the week the event is to occur. A check mark (√) indicates
the day has been selected (enabled).
Unit Setup
The Unit Setup screen provides options for changing the basic settings on the multiplexer
such as language, operation with a mouse, key lock, and resetting the unit to the factory
default settings.
Language: The language options for the multiplexer are English, French, Italian,
German and Spanish.
Mouse: To use a mouse with the multiplexer, this option must be set to ON.
Key Lock: To prevent unauthorized use of the front panel keys, set this option to ON.
When the keys are locked a password is required to access the unit. Pressing any
button or clicking the mouse will bring up the password screen. Enter the Admin User
password to unlock the keys.
Factory Reset: Selecting the Factory Reset option returns all user defined settings to
the factory default setting. A confirmation screen appears when selecting this option to
verify the request for a factory reset. See Appendix C for the factory default settings.
Cam No. Offset: When set to ON, the multiplexer will adjust the camera numbers
based on the Unit Address. Unit 001 will have Cameras 01 to 16, Unit 002 will have
Cameras 17 to 32, etc. When set to OFF, the cameras will be numbered 01 to 16.
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Mouse Setup: The sensitivity of the mouse operation can be changed using the Mouse
Setup option. The range is: MIN (-009) to MAX (+009).
Master / Slave: When installed as part of a network, this setting determines whether the
unit is a master or slave unit in the network.
Network Type: The multiplexer can be set to RS-232, RS-422, or RS-485 when
connected to a network.
Baud Rate: When connected to a network, the baud rate can be set to 1200, 2400,
4800, 9600, or 19200.
Unit Address: Networked multiplexers can be assigned addresses from 001 to 255.
Protocol: To use the multiplexer protocol, set to option A. To use a camera controller
protocol, set to option B1.
Password Setup
The Password Setup screen allows the user to assign PIN codes to the Administrator and
up to four users. Keep a copy of the Administrator password in a safe place. Once you
have changed the ADMIN password from the default setting, you will not be able to access
protected areas without it.
An Administrator password is required to access the Setup Menu. After changing the
passwords, keep it in a safe place. The new passwords will be the only way to access
certain features of the multiplexer once you have changed from the factory default
passwords.
NOTE: The factory default passwords are listed in the Technical Specifications section at
the back of this manual.
Setup Menu Password: When set to ON, only the Administrator can access the Setup
menu and make changes.
The Admin Password screen shown below appears. Enter the password by moving the
cursor over the desired number and pressing the ACCEPT key. As you enter each digit,
the circles fill in and the cursor moves to the right one position. Once you have entered
all four digits, select OK. If you have entered an incorrect number, an Incorrect
Password message displays for ten seconds, then the unit returns to a live display.
Repeat the process and re-enter the correct Admin Password.
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Select CANCEL to exit the Administrator Password screen at any time and return to a
live display.
User Change Password: When set to ON, a password will be required to make screen
configuration changes or to access items on the Pop-Up menu.
ADMIN / User 1 – User 4: Selecting the Administrator (ADMIN) or one of the User
option brings up the second password screen for entering or changing assigned
passwords. On the second password screen, select a number between 0 and 9 for each
of the four spaces allotted in the password. The password must be entered twice (Retry
Password) to match and confirm the entry. Use the CLEAR option to erase all the
numbers entered and the OK option to save a new password.
POP–Up Menu
Clicking the right mouse button or pressing the ACCEPT button on the front of the unit causes
the Pop Up menu to appear. The menu options includes Live Cam Change, VCR Cam Change,
Zoom, Full, Priority, Histogram, Panic Record, Freeze, Sequence, and Utilities.
Live Camera Change
The Live Cam Change option on the Pop Up menu allows the user to assign any camera to
an active cameo. The following screen shows the options for the 16 channel unit.
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VCR Camera Change
The VCR Camera Change option on the Pop Up menu is only available when the unit is in
the VCR Playback mode. Like the Live Camera Change, the VCR Camera Change option
allows the user to assign any camera to a cameo view. The following screen shows options
for the 16 channel unit.
Zoom
The digits on the top right of the screen indicate the amount of zoom. The maximum zoom
is X32. The picture insert at the bottom right shows the entire scene with a center rectangle
representing the zoomed area. Use the IN and OUT options to zoom in or out of the area.
Use the arrow buttons to move the center rectangle left, right, up or down, to position it in an
area to zoom. Use the FREEZE option to freeze the displayed image on the screen.
Full
Selecting the Full option causes the active camera to display full screen.
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Priority
When Priority is set to ON for a camera, it will display in real time while the refresh rate of
the remaining displayed cameras will slow down.
Histogram
HEQ1 to 4 - Each Histogram Equalizer button increases image contrast. HEQ1 has the
weakest equalization and HEQ4 has the strongest. Image noise increases with the strength
of the equalizer. This is a property of the equalization algorithm and does not indicate a
problem with the system.
Panic Record
When Panic Record is ON, only the selected camera is recorded and it is recorded in realtime mode.
Freeze
When Freeze is ON, the image is frozen on the screen until it is reset.
Sequence
The Sequence option on the Pop Up menu can activate the sequencing for all the cameras
not currently displayed on the screen or a sequencing pattern defined in the Setup Menu.
The options are: Turn All Cam Seq On and Turn User Set Seq On. Select the Cancel
option on the menu to exit without any changes.
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Utilities
The Utilities option on the Pop Up menu brings up another Pop Up menu with additional
options.
User Screen Change
The User Screen Change option has four user defined display formats that can be setup in
various viewing formats. Selecting the UserDef1 – UserDef4 option button brings up a
screen format window.
On the screen shown below, the << and >> buttons jump to the beginning and end of the
format option list. The < and > buttons should be used to move backward or forward one
format option. When the desired format option appears on the screen, select the OK button
to save it to the selected UserDef option.
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OSD Change
The OSD Setup screen allows the user to select the text that is to appear on the screen and
to select the color. Border Line is the border around the images. “Lv” stands for Live. “Pb”
stands for Playback. The Camera Number, Camera Title, and Time & Date text can be set
to On or Off.
Text can be turned On or Off for Vloss (V), Alarm (A), Motion (M), Freeze (F) and Sequence
(S). The Motion Box text is the box that appears on the screen showing the area where
motion has been detected. The Active Box refers to the window box of the actively selected
camera.
Color options for the text and border are: black, gray, white, red, green, yellow, magenta,
cyan, and blue. To reset the text and board colors to the factory default setting, select the
Default Color option button.
Screen Protect
The Screen Protect feature allows the user to protect their setup against unauthorized use.
Manual Alarm
The Manual Alarm option allows the user to trigger an alarm manually.
Alarm Reset
Alarm Reset is used to reset a sounding alarm.
Spot Output
The Spot Output screen allows the user to assign different camera to the spot monitors.
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Macro Playback
The Macro Playback option allows the user to select which macro will play.
User Change
Selecting ADMIN or one of the user numbers open a password screen allowing the user to
long on. The Administrator has access to all the menus and setup features. Users can be
assigned different levels of access with some camera views or options restricted.
Alarm List
The Alarm List option brings up the Alarm History List.
Playback Format
The multiplexer can play back tapes that were recorded using multiplexers designed by
different manufacturers. The Playback Format option allows the user to select from the
settings: OWN, ATV, Dedicated Micros, Robot (Sensormatic), Pelco, and Kalatel (Impac).
PB Picture Adjust
The PB Picture Adjust option only appears on the Utilities Pop Up menu when the
multiplexer is in the VCR Playback mode. It allows the user to adjust images played back
from the VCR.
Contrast: The contrast adjustment range is –100 to +153.
Brightness: The brightness adjustment range is –127 to +126.
Tint: The tint adjustment range is –127 to +126. (Not available for PAL operation.)
Color: The color adjustment range is –103 to +114.
Sharpness: The sharpness setting ranges from Nominal to 5.
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APPENDIX A TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Check
No Video (black screen)
Check power connections
No Video (one camera)
Check camera power and coaxial cable
No Video (jumbled colors)
Make certain the multiplexer is set correctly for your system
(NTSC or PAL)
Fuzzy Image (one camera)
Check camera focus
Bad video (one camera)
Check the loop through connector. If a cable is attached, make
certain it is connect to another video device on the other end.
Wrong Language
Change the language in the Setup Menu
Buttons do not work
Unlock buttons in Setup Menu
Recorded Video Rolls
Check VCR configuration in Setup Menu. Use the trigger pulse
from the multiplexer for optimum synchronization with a time-lapse
VCR.
Tape Plays Only 4x4
Make certain the video cable to the VCR input is connected to the
VCR OUT of the multiplexer.
Too Many Motion Alarms
Adjust the sensitivity of the motion detection grid. Adjust size of
grid required to activate motion alarm. Make certain only the area
you want to detect motion is activated.
Motion Not Detected
Adjust the sensitivity of the motion detection grid. Adjust size of
grid required to activate motion alarm. Make certain only the area
you want to detect motion is activated.
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APPENDIX B REMOTE CONTROL OPERATION
RS-232 Remote Control Interface
The multiplexer has a built-in RS-232 serial interface which supports remote control operation
through simple ASCII commands. The commands provide access to the front panel button
operations just like the IR remote control.
The multiplexer serial interface is fixed at 9600 baud, 8-bit, 1 stop bit, and no parity. The
command format is:
command - return
The command is 2 characters or 2 characters plus parameter, and must be followed by a
“carriage return”.
The multiplexer will respond with:
> if the command was recognized, or
? if the command was not recognized or is invalid
Button Commands
BD
BP
BS
BF
BQ
BZ
BV
BO
BM
BL
BC n
DISPLAY button
PIP button
SEQUENCE button
FREEZE button
ROTATE button
ZOOM button
PLAYBACK button
MACRO button
MONITOR button
ALARM button
N = 1 ~ 16 Camera number
BR
B2
BA
BC
MU
ML
MR
MD
UNIT n
PREV
REC button
2nd button
ACCEPT button
CANCEL button
Move UP
Move LEFT
Move RIGHT
Move DOWN
N = 1 ~ 255 unit number
Preview
Immediate Commands
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DM m, c, c, ---, q
Set display mode
m = display mode, c = camera mode, q = quadrant
m : 0 = full, 1 = 2x2, 2 = 3x3, 3 = 4x4, 4 = PIP,
5 = Dual PIP, 6 = Split, 7 = Squish, 8 = Center Insert
9 = Split Quad,
q : 0 = lower right, 1 = lower left
TIME hh:mm:ss
Set time
DATE dd/mm/yy
Set date
Ec n
Echo characters. n : 0 = echo off, 1= echo on
EXIT
Main exit menu
ENTER
Enter menu
HELP
Help command
VER
Version – Software version number
GETCFG n
Get configuration
n = 0 or no parameter : All configuration parameter without time and
date.
n = 1 : All configuration parameters
n = 2 : Time and date only
Time / Date Commands
AMPM n
AM/PM display enable. n : 0 = display 24 hour format,
1 = display 12 hour format.
Date / Time enable. n : 0 = off, 1 = Live on, 2 = VCR on,
3 = VCR and display on
VCR Commands
VOPT I,j,k
VCR options
i – VCR input setting. i : 0 = BNC, 1 = SVHS
j – VCR external trigger. j : 0 = off, 1 = “+”, 2 = “-“
k – Panic recorder buzzer on/off k : 0 = off, 1 = on
LPBO n
VCR playback options
n : 0 = OWN, 1 = ATV, 2 = DM, 3 = ROBOT, 4 = PELCO
5 = KALATEL
Camera Commands
LBLE n
Camera label enable. n : 0 = off, 1 = Live on, 2 = VCR on,
3 = Both enable
CLBL n, “label”
Set camera number
n : Camera number, “label” : Camera label
Motion Commands
MOTE n
Motion enable. n : 0 = 1, 1 = on
MTHR n,k,m
Motion thresholds
n : camera number, k : mode (0,1), m : thresholds value (1~16)
Sequence Commands
SALL n
Sequence all. n : cameo number
SUSER n
Sequence user. n : camera number
SDTIME n
Stack sequence dwell time. n : stack dwell time
Alarm Commands
AEXIT i,j,k
Alarm external input and output
i : camera number
j : 0 = NO, 1 = NC, 2 = off (alarm input)
k : 0 = AH, 1 = AL (alarm output)
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ABUZ n,m
Alarm buzzer on/off
n : 0 = External alarm, 1 = Manual alarm, 2 = Vloss alarm,
3 = Motion alarm
m : 0 = off, 1 = on
ASCR n,m
Alarm screen on/off
n : 0 = External alarm, 1 = Manual alarm, 2 = Vloss alarm,
3 = Motion alarm
m : 0 = off, 1 = on
AMSG n,m
Alarm message latch on/off
n : 0 = External alarm, 1 = Manual alarm, 2 = Vloss alarm,
3 = Motion alarm
m : 0 = off, 1 = on
AHLD n,m
Alarm hold time set
n : 0 = External alarm, 1 = Manual alarm, 2 = Vloss alarm,
3 = Motion alarm
m : Alarm hold time (1~99)
AREC n,m
Alarm recording set
n : 0 = External alarm, 1 = Manual alarm, 2 = Vloss alarm,
m : 0 = INT, 1 = ONLY, 2 = UNC
AMON n,m
Alarm spot monitor set
n : 0 = External alarm, 1 = Manual alarm, 2 = Vloss alarm,
3 = Motion alarm
m : First bit = 1, Second bit = 2, Third bit = 3, Fourth bit = 4
(0x00 ~0x0f) Bit = 0 : Spot monitor off
Bit = 1 : Spot monitor on
Other Commands
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MCLK n
Menu lock and user change lock
n : 0 = Setup menu lock off, User change lock off
1 = Setup menu lock on, User change lock off
2 = Setup menu lock off, User change lock on
3 = Setup menu lock on, User change lock on
LANG n
Language set
n : 0 = English, 1 = German, 2 = French, 3 = Italian, 4 = Spanish
APPENDIX C FACTORY DEFAULT SETTINGS
Setting
Default Configuration
Date Format
US (MM/DD/YY)
Time Format
24-hour
Clock Source
Internal clock
Daylight Savings
OFF
Camera Access
All cameras ON
Cameras to Record
All cameras ON
Page Dwell Time
3 seconds
Sequence Dwell Time
3 seconds
Alarm Reset Button
ON
Alarm Screen Format
4x4
Alarm Dwell Time
3 seconds
Alarm Input Polarity
NO (Normally Open)
Alarm Output Polarity
AH (Active High)
Alarm Buzzer
ON
Alarm Screen
ON
Alarm Network Relay
OFF
Alarm Message Latch
ON
Alarm Recording
INT (Interleaving)
Alarm Spot Monitor Output
ON
Alarm Hold Time
20 seconds
Alarm Action
Timed Out
Alarm Relay
1&2
Alarm Associated
3 sequential cameras followed by alarm camera
Motion Alarm Buzzer
OFF
Motion Alarm Screen
OFF
Motion Alarm Network Relay
OFF
Motion Alarm Message Latch
ON
Motion Alarm Recording
INT (Interleaving)
Motion Alarm Spot Monitor Output
OFF
Motion Alarm Action
Timed Out
Motion Alarm Relay
OFF
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Setting
Default Configuration
Motion Alarm Link
Off
Vloss Buzzer
ON
Vloss Screen
OFF
Vloss Network Relay
OFF
Vloss Message Latch
ON
Vloss Spot Monitor Output
ON
Vloss Hold Time
20 seconds
Manual Alarm Buzzer
ON
Manual Alarm Screen
ON
Manual Alarm Network Relay
OFF
Manual Alarm Message Latch
ON
Manual Alarm Recording
INT (Interleaving)
Manual Alarm Spot Monitor Output
ON
Manual Alarm Hold Time
20 seconds
Manual Alarm Action
Timed Out
Manual Alarm Relay
1&2
Manual Alarm Associated
OFF
Alarm to Macro link
OFF
All Motion Detection
OFF
Motion Detection Timer
OFF
Update / Master
Update
Normal / Vector
Normal
Sensitivity
10
Trigger Size (H x V)
1x1
Delay Time
0 seconds
Motion Hold Time
5 seconds
Target Grids
All Grids ON
VCR Input
BNC
External Trigger
OFF
Panic Record Buzzer
ON
VCR Type
Standard VHS
VCR Normal Record Time
2 Hours (NTSC), 3 Hours (PAL)
VCR Alarm Record Time
2 Hours (NTSC), 3 Hours (PAL)
Camera Contrast
00
Setting
Default Configuration
Camera Brightness
00
Camera Color
00
Camera Tint
00
Language
English
Mouse
ON
Key Lock
OFF
Camera Number Offset
OFF
Mouse Setup
000
Master / Slave
Slave
Network Type
RS-485
Baud Rate
9600
Unit Address
001
Protocol
B1
Setup Menu Password
OFF
User Change Password
OFF
Password Code
ADMIN – 5555
User 1 – 1111
User 2 – 2222
User 3 – 3333
User 4 – 4444
VCR Picture Adjustment
00
Priority Display
OFF
Histogram Equalization
Off
Border Line
ON (Black)
Live Camera Number
ON (White)
PB Camera Number
ON (Blue)
Live Camera Title
ON (White)
PB Camera Title
ON (Blue)
Live Time, Date
ON (White)
PB Time, Date
ON (Blue)
Vloss Text
ON (White)
Alarm Text
ON (White)
Motion Text
ON (White)
Freeze Text
ON (Red)
Sequence Text
ON (White)
Motion Box
OFF (Blue)
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APPENDIX D SPECIFICATIONS
Operating Defaults
Display Format
Operation Mode
4x4 multi-screen format
Live
Video Format
NTSC / PAL
Standard
Video Level
Camera Inputs / Outputs
Loop through Output
VCR Input: Composite
VCR Input: S-Video
Main Output: Composite
Main Output: S-Video
Auxiliary Output
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1.0V p-p, 75 ohms
1.0V p-p, 75 ohms
1.0V p-p, 75 ohms
Luma 1.0V p-p, 75 ohms
Chroma (burst) 0.286V p-p, 75 ohms
1.0V p-p, 75 ohms
Luma 1.0V p-p, 75 ohms
Chroma (burst) 0.286V p-p, 75 ohms
1.0V p-p, 75 ohms
Resolution
Sampling
Full (Active)
1/ 4 Size
1/ 9 Size
1/ 16 Size
4/ 9 Size
9/ 16 Size
VCR Out (full)
Spot Out
720 x 480
648 x 448
324 x 224
216 x 149
162 x 112
432 x 298
486 x 336
720 x 480
Analog
Sampling Standard
Y:Cb:Cr
Gray Scale
Color
CCIR 601 (4:2:2)
256 levels
16 million (True Color)
Video Memory
Main Display
VCR Output
64Mb SDRAM
64Mb / 16Mb SDRAM
Refresh Rate (fields / sec)
Full, PIP, Squish, Zoom, Spot Out
Split format
(1-2 cameras)
(3 – 16 cameras)
Priority mode (major)
(minor)
Spot Out
60
60
60 / number of cameras
60
30 / number of cameras
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Power Requirement
12 Vdc, 2.5A
Adapter
100 - 240 Vac Universal Adapter
(720 x 576)
(648 x 518) (10 to 9 down-scaling)
(324 x 259)
(216 x 173)
(162 x 129)
(432 x 346)
(486 x 387)
(720 x 576)
Dimensions
Unit size (D x W x H)
Unit Weight
Operating Environment
Ambient Temperature
Ambient Humidity
12.2” x 17” x 1.73”
310mm x 432mm x 44mm
5.31 Ibs (2.4 Kgs)
32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
10% to 90% non-condensing
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4, 9, &16-Channel
Talon Triplex Color Multiplexers
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Advanced Technology Video, Inc.
1601 WALLACE DRIVE STE 102
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