User’s Guide
SensorNet to RS-422
Converter
RCSN422
About this Guide
This user’s guide explains the use of the
SensorNet to RS-422 Converter with the View
Manager® 16 Plus or View Manager 32 system.
Other related documents are:
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Sens
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422 Co
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Contents
About this Guide .................................................... 1
About the SensorNet to RS-422 Converter........... 2
Dome Features Supported ............................. 2
Operating Limitations ...................................... 2
Identifying Dome Types and Versions .................. 3
Operating Differences Among Controllers ............ 3
Declarations........................................................... 4
View Manager 16 Plus System Operator’s Manual, 80001009-01
View Manager 32 System Operator’s Manual,
8000-1673-01
This user’s guide supplements the information
available in your system operator’s manual. Keep
all documents related to operating your system
together.
If you need assistance...
Call your sales representative.
View Manager and SpeedDome are trademarks of
Sensormatic Electronics Corporation. Other product names (if
any) mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of other companies.
No part of this guide may be reproduced in any form without
written permission from Sensormatic Electronics Corporation.
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© 2005 Sensormatic Electronics Corp.
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CCTV PRODUCTS 1
About the SensorNet to
RS-422 Converter
Feature
The SensorNet to RS-422 Converter permits you
to use domes installed on a RS-422 network with
either a VM16 Plus or VM32 system controller on
a SensorNet network. It does this by converting
commands issued by the controller into a format
that is understood by the domes on the RS-422
network.
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Domes
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Touch
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SensorNet
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SensorNet
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Converter
X
Apple Peel
View
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Repeat
Pattern
X
Dome
Reset
X
X
Dome Info
RS-422 Domes
J-Box
X
Vertical
Phase
Adjustment
SensorNet
SensorNet
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SensorNet
Minidomes
Flip
Pattern
The following diagram illustrates typical
components found in the installation.
Interface
Module
Zoom,
Focus, Iris
Nonprogrammable
SpeedDome®/
SpeedDome
Ultra Domes
X
RS-422
RS-422 (RJ860AP)
For information about using these features, refer
to your Operator’s Manual. If programmable
features are not working, re-select the camera and
try the operation again.
RS-422
To simplify illustration, remote system and video switcher not shown.
Note: Product codes listed are for example purposes only.
Figure 1: Typical equipment installed with
SensorNet to RS-422 converter.
Both RS-422 domes and SensorNet domes may
be used with the controller when the converter is
installed. All domes need to have unique
addresses. The SensorNet domes are not affected
operationally by the converter.
Dome Features Supported
Depending on the types of domes installed at your
facility, the features listed in the following table are
supported. Refer to the Operating Limitations
section for information about specific feature
limitations.
Feature
Pan/Tilt
Nonprogrammable
Minidomes
X
X
SpeedDome®/
SpeedDome
Ultra Domes
Proportional
Pan/Tilt
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X
X
Operating Limitations
These limitations apply only to domes connected
to the controller via the SensorNet to RS-422
converter.
1. Mini-domes do not support the Flip feature. The Touch
Tracker will not beep to indicate this is an invalid
selection.
2. The Peel button operates differently depending on the
type of dome selected and what patterns have been
programmed. For Mini-domes, if Pattern 3 has been
programmed, pressing Peel causes Pattern 3 to run a
single time. If Pattern 3 has not been programmed, no
pattern runs. For SpeedDomes, if Pattern 3 has been
programmed, pressing Peel causes Pattern 3 to run
continuously. If Pattern 3 has not been programmed, the
Apple Peel pattern runs continuously.
3. Programmable models of SpeedDomes and Mini-domes
support four Views and three Patterns. Nonprogrammable versions of these and other domes do not
support these features.
The 96 Views feature available with SpeedDome Ultra III
is not supported. A maximum of four Views is supported.
4. SpeedDome LT does not support Patterns. However, the
auto pan feature is supported through Pattern 1.
5. Remote Vertical Phase adjustment, Proportional Pan/Tilt,
and Info key functions only work with SpeedDomes,
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including SpeedDome Ultra models. Domes without
properly functioning return data communications operate
with non-proportional control and without Views,
Patterns, or the Info key features.
6. The ability to update SpeedDome firmware through
SensorNet communications is not available through this
converter.
Identifying Dome Types
and Versions
To determine the dome type of a specific camera,
select the camera and press the Info key on the
Touch Tracker. The Touch Tracker’s LCD displays
a prefix of either “E” or “F” in front of the version
number. The “E” prefix indicates that it applies to
the dome’s EEPROM version; the “F” prefix
indicates that it applies to the dome’s Flash
version. Pressing the Info key alternates between
displaying the Flash version and the EEPROM
version.
Use the table below to identify the dome type. In
this table, XXXX indicates the version number. For
example, F 0701-0006-0620 represents the
SpeedDome Programmable (dual-card) Flash
version 6.20.
Dome
Type
EEPROM
version
Flash Version
SpeedDome
Ultra IV
0701-2507-XXXX
0701-2507-02XX or
greater
SpeedDome
Ultra III
0701-2507-XXXX
0701-2507-01XX
SpeedDome
Ultra II
0701-9980-XXXX
0701-2315-03XX or
greater
SpeedDome
Ultra
0701-9980-XXXX
0701-2315-02XX or
0701-2315-01XX
SpeedDome
Programmable
(Unicard)
0701-0079-XXXX or
0701-0077-XXXX
0701-0081-XXXX
SpeedDome
Programmable
(Dual-Card)
0000-0000-0000
0701-0006-XXXX
SpeedDome
NonProgrammable
(Unicard)
0701-0079-XXXX
0701-0082-XXXX
SpeedDome
NonProgrammable
(Dual-Card)
0000-0000-0000
0701-0057-XXXX
SpeedDome
LT
0701-2488-XXXX
0701-2489-XXXX
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Dome
Type
EEPROM
version
Flash Version
MiniDome
Programmable
or earlier
programmable
dome
2222-2222-2222
2222-2222-2222
MiniDome
NonProgrammable
or earlier NP
dome
1111-1111-1111
1111-1111-1111
SensorNet to
RS422
Converter
0701-9070-XXXX
0701-2814-XXXX
Note: If both a dome and the code converter are assigned the
same address, the information displayed on the Touch Tracker
LCD relates to the code converter, not the dome.
Operating Differences
Among Controllers
As with any system, it may take some time to
adjust to the feel of your VM16 Plus or VM32
system controller. Some features that you have
been accustomed to using may not be supported
or the implementation may have changed.
The following table compares the features
available among the three systems.
Feature
VM1
VM16+
VM32
Sequence
X
X
X
Alarm Actions
X
X
X
Proportional
speed control
X
X
Output Control
X
X
On-screen
Forms
X
X
Alarm Clock /
Timed Events
X
X
Time / Date
X
X
Camera
Names
X
X
Alphanumeric
keyboard
X
Boundaries
X
Zones
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Sequence: Both VM16 Plus and VM32 provide
the ability to run sequences. VM16 Plus supports
one sequence consisting of up to 16 events. VM32
supports two sequences (one for each installed
Touch Tracker) consisting of up to 64 events.
Alarm Actions: Both VM16 Plus and VM32
support the ability to display a View, Pattern, or
fixed shot in response to an alarm. Both systems
can automatically initiate an output in response to
an alarm. VM32 also provides the ability to assign
which monitor video associated with the alarm will
be seen.
Proportional Speed Control: For VM16 Plus and
VM32, the speed of the camera movement is
proportional to how far you move the pan/tilt
control (called the Tracker Ball) from its center
position. If you move the Tracker Ball slightly to
the right, the camera will pan slowly to the right. As
you move the Tracker Ball farther to the right, the
camera's panning speed increases until it reaches
its maximum speed. This is different from the VM1
system and may take some time and effort to
adapt to; however, it provides better dome control.
This variable speed operation applies to
SpeedDomes only. Other domes provide two
speeds: normal and fast.
Output Control: Both VM16+ and VM32 support
the ability to manually control dome outputs. In
addition to dome outputs, VM32 supports the
ability to control an additional output connected to
the video matrix switcher.
On-screen forms: VM32 provides on-screen
forms for setting system time and date, assigning
camera names, scheduling timed events, and
configuring monitor display information.
Declarations
FCC COMPLIANCE: This equipment complies with Part 15
of the FCC rules for Class A digital devices when installed
and used in accordance with the instruction manual.
Following these rules provides reasonable protection against
harmful interference from equipment operated in a
commercial area. This equipment should not be installed in a
residential area as it can radiate radio frequency energy that
could interfere with radio communications, a situation the
user would have to fix at their own expense.
EQUIPMENT MODIFICATION CAUTION: Equipment
changes or modifications not expressly approved by
Sensormatic Electronics Corporation, the party responsible
for FCC compliance, could void the user's authority to
operate the equipment and could create a hazardous
condition.
Other Declarations
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: Sensormatic Electronics
Corporation makes no representation or warranty with respect
to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any implied
warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular
purpose. Further, Sensormatic Electronics Corporation
reserves the right to revise this publication and make changes
from time to time in the content hereof without obligation of
Sensormatic Electronics Corporation to notify any person of
such revision or changes.
LIMITED RIGHTS NOTICE: For units of the Department of
Defense, all documentation and manuals were developed at
private expense and no part of it was developed using
Government Funds. The restrictions governing the use and
disclosure of technical data marked with this legend are set
forth in the definition of "limited rights" in paragraph (a) (15)
of the clause of DFARS 252.227.7013. Unpublished - rights
reserved under the Copyright Laws of the United States.
Timed-Events: VM32 provides timed-events to
automatically run patterns, sequences, or views at
specified times and on specified days. The timedevent cannot automatically initiate an output in
response to an event.
Boundaries, Zones, and Alphanumeric
Keyboard: Neither VM16 nor VM32 supports
boundaries or zones. Neither the VM16 Plus nor
VM32 Touch Tracker supplies an alphanumeric
keyboard.
VM32 provides the ability to name cameras with
alphanumeric characters via a special on-screen
form. Refer to the VM32 System Operator’s
Manual for information related to using the onscreen form.
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