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7867VIPA-DUO Series: Advanced "DUO" Output Compact Multi-image Display Processor
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.
VIPA QUICK START GUIDE ............................................................................................................. 1
2.
OVERVIEW ....................................................................................................................................... 2
3.
INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................................. 8
3.1. VIDEO INPUTS AND OUTPUTS ............................................................................................ 11
3.2. GENLOCK REFERENCE ....................................................................................................... 12
3.3. DVI VIDEO CONNECTIONS................................................................................................... 12
3.4. GENERAL PURPOSE INPUTS AND OUTPUTS .................................................................... 13
3.5. ETHERNET NETWORK CONNECTIONS .............................................................................. 15
3.6. LTC AND SERIAL DATA INPUTS (AUXILIARY INTERFACE) ............................................... 17
3.6.1. Rear Panel HD-15 Connector ...................................................................................... 18
4.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION ........................................................................................................... 20
4.1. SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................................................. 20
4.1.1. Serial Video Inputs....................................................................................................... 20
4.1.2. Serial Video Output...................................................................................................... 20
4.1.3. Background (Computer) Video Input ........................................................................... 20
4.1.4. Display Video Output ................................................................................................... 20
4.1.5. Genlock Input .............................................................................................................. 20
4.1.6. General Purpose Interface I/O (GPI/GPO) .................................................................. 21
4.1.7. Input/Output Serial Port ............................................................................................... 21
4.1.8. AES Output (Unbalanced) ........................................................................................... 21
4.1.9. LTC Input ..................................................................................................................... 21
4.1.10. Ethernet ....................................................................................................................... 21
4.1.11. Electrical ...................................................................................................................... 21
4.1.12. Physical ....................................................................................................................... 21
5.
STATUS LEDS ................................................................................................................................ 22
5.1. MODULE STATUS LEDS ....................................................................................................... 22
5.2. VIDEO STATUS LED AND CARD EDGE 4-CHARACTER DISPLAY ..................................... 22
6.
USER JUMPERS............................................................................................................................. 23
6.1. SELECTING WHETHER LOCAL FAULTS WILL BE MONITORED BY THE GLOBAL
FRAME STATUS .................................................................................................................... 23
6.2. CONFIGURING THE MODULE FOR FIRMWARE UPGRADES VIA SERIAL PORT ............. 23
7.
MODULE CONFIGURATION .......................................................................................................... 24
7.1. CONFIGURING THE MODULE VIA THE CARD EDGE MENU .............................................. 24
7.1.1. Configuring the Display................................................................................................ 25
7.2. CONFIGURING THE MODULE USING THE MODULE SERIAL PORT ................................. 26
7.2.1. Network Configuration ................................................................................................. 27
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7.2.2.
7.2.3.
7.2.4.
7.2.5.
7.2.6.
7.2.7.
7.2.8.
On Board Server Setup ............................................................................................... 27
SNMP Configuration .................................................................................................... 28
UMD Setup .................................................................................................................. 28
Auxiliary Serial Port Setup ........................................................................................... 29
SNTP Setup – Network Time Protocol ......................................................................... 29
Network Audio Setup – Future Enhancement Feature ................................................. 30
Nielsen Configuration .................................................................................................. 30
7.3. WEB SERVER INTERFACE ................................................................................................... 31
7.3.1. Card Setup: Display Setup.......................................................................................... 31
7.3.2. Card Setup: Network Setup ........................................................................................ 32
7.3.3. Card Setup: SNMP Setup ........................................................................................... 33
7.3.4. Card Setup: UMD Setup ............................................................................................. 34
7.3.5. Card Setup: Server Setup ........................................................................................... 34
7.4. MVP/VIP MAESTRO SOFTWARE.......................................................................................... 36
8.
VIP ADVANCED MODES ................................................................................................................ 37
8.1. CHERRY PICK MODE (ROUTER MODE) .............................................................................. 37
8.1.1. Using On-board server ................................................................................................ 37
8.1.2. Using PC Server .......................................................................................................... 38
8.2. 3G OUTPUT MODE ................................................................................................................ 38
8.2.1. Using On-Board server ................................................................................................ 38
8.2.2. Using PC Server .......................................................................................................... 39
8.3. MULTI-RES MODE................................................................................................................. 40
8.4. WALL MODE (1X2, 2X1) ........................................................................................................ 44
9.
UPGRADING FIRMWARE............................................................................................................... 46
9.1. UPGRADING THE FIRMWARE USING FTP .......................................................................... 46
9.1.1. Step 1 – Determine the IP Addresses .......................................................................... 46
9.1.2. Step 2 – Establishing a Valid Network Connection ...................................................... 46
9.1.3. Step 3 – Upgrading the Application Code .................................................................... 47
9.1.4. Step 4 – Completing the Upgrade................................................................................ 49
9.2. UPGRADING THE FIRMWARE USING RS-232 SERIAL CABLE .......................................... 50
9.2.1. Step 1 – Setup ............................................................................................................. 50
9.2.2. Step 2 – Invoke Upload Mode from the Terminal Program .......................................... 50
9.2.3. Step 3 – Uploading the New Firmware ........................................................................ 51
9.2.4. Step 4 – Completing the Upgrade................................................................................ 51
10.
CONFIGURING THE 3000DCP DESKTOP CONTROL PANEL ...................................................... 52
10.1. FOR SYSTEMS USING ONBOARD SERVER ....................................................................... 52
10.1.1. Creating the System and Setting up the Hardware ...................................................... 52
10.1.2. Enabling the DCP Server ............................................................................................. 54
10.2. FOR SYSTEMS USING PC SERVER..................................................................................... 54
10.3. FOR PC AND ONBOARD SERVER – DCP SETUP ............................................................... 56
10.4. UPGRADING THE 3000DCP .................................................................................................. 57
11.
SETTING UP PRESET LOADS ....................................................................................................... 58
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11.1. SETTING UP A GPI PRESET LOAD - ONBOARD SERVER ................................................. 58
11.1.1. The gpicfg.vssl File ...................................................................................................... 58
11.1.2. The actions.vssl File .................................................................................................... 59
11.1.3. How to Set Up a GPI Preset Load ............................................................................... 59
11.2. SETTING UP A VGPI PRESET LOAD – ONBOARD SERVER .............................................. 67
11.2.1. The gpicfg.vssl File ...................................................................................................... 67
11.2.2. The actions.vssl File .................................................................................................... 67
11.2.3. How to Set Up a VGPI Preset Load ............................................................................. 68
12.
SETTING UP PROTOCOLS ............................................................................................................ 76
12.1. SETTING UP VIP TO WORK WITH IMAGE VIDEO PROTOCOL .......................................... 76
12.2. SETTING UP VIP TO WORK WITH TSL PROTOCOL ........................................................... 77
12.3. SETTING UP VIPA TO WORK WITH X-Y PROTOCOL ......................................................... 79
12.3.1. Creating the Text Files................................................................................................. 79
12.3.2. Setting Up the Display Card(s) .................................................................................... 80
12.4. SETTING UP VIPA TO WORK WITH ASCII PROTOCOL ...................................................... 81
12.4.1. Creating the Text File .................................................................................................. 81
12.4.2. Setting Up the Display Card(s) .................................................................................... 82
13.
CONFIGURING FONTS .................................................................................................................. 84
14.
VISTALINK® REMOTE MONITORING/CONTROL.......................................................................... 86
14.1. WHAT IS VISTALINK®? ......................................................................................................... 86
15.
APPENDIX A ................................................................................................................................... 87
15.1. DIN SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................................... 87
15.1.1. Evertz DIN1.0/2.3 Connector Details ........................................................................... 87
15.1.2. ITT Cannon DIN1.0/2.3 Connector Details .................................................................. 88
15.1.3. ITT Cannon DIN1.0/2.3 Assembly Details.................................................................... 89
15.1.4. Evertz OEM DIN1.0/2.3 Connector Details (CRIMP/CRIMP) for
1694A Assembly Details .............................................................................................. 90
15.1.5. White Sands DIN1.0/2.3 Connector Details (1 piece CRIMP) for
1855A .......................................................................................................................... 91
15.1.6. White Sands DIN1.0/2.3 Connector Details (1 piece CRIMP) for
1855A Assembly Details .............................................................................................. 92
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Figures
Figure 2-1: 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS Block Diagram .................................................................................................. 3
Figure 2-2: 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS Block Diagram ................................................................................................ 4
Figure 2-3: 7867VIPA18-DUO-HS Block Diagram ................................................................................................ 5
Figure 2-4: 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS Block Diagram ................................................................................................ 6
Figure 2-5: 7867VIPA32-DUO-HS Block Diagram ................................................................................................ 7
Figure 3-1: 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS and 7867VIPA8-DUO-3G Rear Plates ............................................................. 8
Figure 3-2: 7867VIP16-DUO-HS and 7867VIP16-DUO-3G Rear Plates .............................................................. 9
Figure 3-3:, 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS-DIN* and 7867VIPA16-DUO-3G-DIN*
Rear Plates ......................................................................................................................................... 9
Figure 3-4: 7867VIPA18-DUO-HS-DIN and 7867VIPA18-DUO-3G-DIN
Rear Plates ....................................................................................................................................... 10
Figure 3-5: 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS-DIN* and 7867VIPA24-DUO-3G-DIN*
Rear Plates ....................................................................................................................................... 10
Figure 3-6: 7867VIPA32-DUO-HS-DIN* and 7867VIPA32-DUO-3G-DIN*
Rear Plates ....................................................................................................................................... 11
Figure 3-7: GPI Input Circuitry ............................................................................................................................. 13
Figure 3-8: GPO Output Circuitry ........................................................................................................................ 13
Figure 3-9: Interfacing GPIs to a High Voltage GPI System ............................................................................... 14
Figure 3-10: Rear Plate – Ethernet Ports ............................................................................................................ 15
Figure 3-11: Rear Plate – Port for Attaching the HD-15 ...................................................................................... 17
Figure 3-12: 7867VIPA8/16/32 HD-15 General Purpose Pin-Out ....................................................................... 19
Figure 6-1: Location of Jumpers (7800G4X) ....................................................................................................... 23
Figure 7-1: Display Setup .................................................................................................................................... 32
Figure 7-2: Network Setup .................................................................................................................................. 33
Figure 7-3: SNMP Setup ..................................................................................................................................... 33
Figure 7-4: UMD Setup........................................................................................................................................ 34
Figure 7-5: Server Setup ..................................................................................................................................... 35
Figure 8-1: Card Setup Layout for Cherry Pick Mode ......................................................................................... 37
Figure 8-2: I/O Setting Tab for Cherry Pick Mode ............................................................................................... 38
Figure 8-3: Card Setup Layout for 3G Output Mode ........................................................................................... 39
Figure 8-4: I/O Settings Tab for 3G Output Mode ............................................................................................... 40
Figure 8-5: Setting Dual Resolution Mode using the Web Interface ................................................................... 41
Figure 8-6: System Configuration Window .......................................................................................................... 42
Figure 8-7: Maestro Screen Displaying Resolution ............................................................................................. 43
8-8: Setting the Resolution for Monitor 2 ............................................................................................................. 44
Figure 8-9: Mastro Advanced Setup .................................................................................................................... 45
Figure 9-1: Run Window...................................................................................................................................... 47
Figure 9-2: Pinging the IP Address...................................................................................................................... 47
Figure 9-3: Upgrade Window .............................................................................................................................. 49
Figure 10-1: Adding DCP to Hardware List ......................................................................................................... 53
Figure 10-2: Transfer Scripts Window................................................................................................................. 54
Figure 10-3: Onboard Server Configuration Menu .............................................................................................. 54
Figure 10-4: Adding the DCP to the Hardware List ............................................................................................. 55
Figure 10-5: Transfer Scripts Window................................................................................................................. 56
Figure 11-1: Transfer Scripts............................................................................................................................... 63
Figure 11-2: Transfer Scripts – Local File ........................................................................................................... 64
Figure 11-3: Transfer Scripts – Server File ......................................................................................................... 64
Figure 11-4: Main Menu ...................................................................................................................................... 65
Figure 11-5: Onboard Server Configuration Menu .............................................................................................. 66
Figure 11-6: Transfer Scripts............................................................................................................................... 72
Figure 11-7: Transfer Scripts – Local File ........................................................................................................... 72
Figure 11-8: Transfer Scripts – Server File ......................................................................................................... 73
Figure 12-1: Auxiliary Port Setup Menu ............................................................................................................... 76
Figure 12-2: Under Monitor Display Setup .......................................................................................................... 77
Figure 12-3: Auxiliary Serial Port Settings ........................................................................................................... 78
Figure 12-4: Under Monitor Display Setup Settings ............................................................................................ 78
Figure 12-5: Sample Text Files ........................................................................................................................... 79
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Figure 12-6: Auxiliary Serial Port Setup ............................................................................................................... 80
Figure 12-7: Setting up XY Integrator Protocol Operation ................................................................................... 80
Figure 12-8: Command Displayed on the Output Display ................................................................................... 81
Figure 12-9: Auxiliary Serial Port Setup Menu ..................................................................................................... 82
Figure 12-10: Under Monitor Display Setup Menu .............................................................................................. 82
Figure 13-1: Select Font File ............................................................................................................................... 84
Figure 13-2: Maestro ........................................................................................................................................... 85
Tables
Table 3-1: Supported Resolutions at 50Hz and 60Hz ......................................................................................... 12
Table 3-2: Standard RJ45 Wiring Colour Codes ................................................................................................. 16
Table 3-3: HD 15 Pin-Out .................................................................................................................................... 18
Table 7-1: Top Menu Structure............................................................................................................................ 25
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REVISION HISTORY
REVISION
DESCRIPTION
DATE
1.0
First Release
May 2008
1.1
Updated Pin out on HD-15 connector
Jun 2008
1.2
Added drawing of HD-15 female connector
1.3
Updated frame & model numbers, modified rear plate drawings, added info
on the 7867VIPA32
1.4
Added 7867VIPA32 block diagram to section 2, updated the 7867VIPA32 rear
plates
Oct 2008
1.5
Updated specs & VistaLINK®. General cleanup.
Dec 2008
1.6
Updated 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS-DIN & 7867VIPA16-DUO-3GHS-DIN rear
plates in section 3.
Jan 2009
1.7
Added information regarding 7867VIPA18 and 7867VIPA24 modules.
Added information on VIP Advanced modes
1.7.1
Updated HD-15 Pin-Out table. Added LTC Input specification.
Jul 2008
Sept 2008
Jul 2009
Sept 2011
Information contained in this manual is believed to be accurate and reliable. However, Evertz assumes no responsibility for the use thereof or for
the rights of third parties, which may be affected in any way by the use thereof. Any representations in this document concerning performance of
Evertz products are for informational use only and are not warranties of future performance, either expressed or implied. The only warranty
offered by Evertz in relation to this product is the Evertz standard limited warranty, stated in the sales contract or order confirmation form.
Although every attempt has been made to accurately describe the features, installation and operation of this product in this manual, no warranty
is granted nor liability assumed in relation to any errors or omissions unless specifically undertaken in the Evertz sales contract or order
confirmation. Information contained in this manual is periodically updated and changes will be incorporated into subsequent editions. If you
encounter an error, please notify Evertz Customer Service department. Evertz reserves the right, without notice or liability, to make changes in
equipment design or specifications.
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VIPA QUICK START GUIDE
This section describes how to quickly start using a standard VIPA system. Further details, specifications,
and instructions on the VIPA are provided herein.
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2.
OVERVIEW
The VIP Advanced DUO is the most advanced compact multi-image display processor technology
available. It supports up to 3Gbps SDI inputs and up to two unique display outputs. The VIP-A DUO takes
compact multi-image display to the next level.
The VIP Advanced DUO is available in three sizes: 8 inputs with up to 2 outputs, 16 inputs with up to 2
outputs, and 32 inputs with up to 2 outputs. The VIP-A DUO inputs are auto-sensing SD, HD, and 3Gbps
(SMPTE 424M). Each VIP-A DUO input can be displayed in any size, position or aspect ratio on any
display. Both display outputs from the VIP-A DUO are provided over DVI and HD-SDI, which are both
available simultaneously. The VIP-A DUO provides the best quality input reproduction, borrowing the
latest in video processing technology from Evertz industry acclaimed conversion products.
The VIP Advanced DUO is a hot-swappable device, which can be populated in Evertz widely installed
3RU 7800 multi-frame chassis with an option for redundant power supplies.
The VIP Advanced DUO device is VistaLINK® - enabled, offering remote monitoring, control and
configuration capabilities via Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The VIP-A DUO is easily
configurable via the web server interface or card edge. Similar to the MVP, layout creation can be
performed in a live control environment using Evertz' Maestro™ software. Other key features include
automatic aspect ratio adjustment on a source-by-source basis, graticule generation, VITC/HD time code
decode, and much more.
Key VIP™ Features:
• Accepts 8 (VIPA8-DUO), 16 (VIPA16-DUO), 18 (VIPA18-DUO), 24 (VIPA24-DUO) or 32 (VIPA32DUO) inputs with embedded audio
• Uses Evertz next generation image processing technology, which is the same technology used in
conversion products
• Auto-sensing HD/SD and 3Gbps (SMPTE 424M) inputs (3GHS version)
• Supports display resolutions of up to 1920x1080p on both outputs simultaneously
• Allows for full screen viewing of any input on both outputs
• Supports both DVI and HD-SDI outputs (active simultaneously)
• Provides support for dynamic under monitor displays and tallies from router and switcher
• Supports advanced on screen graphics, including analog clocks, transparency control of objects,
raised bezels and borders, drop shadows, and bitmap backgrounds
• Supports true type font including non-Latin alphabets
• Built-in graticule generator, user defined per window
• Enables the decoding and display of VITC/HD time code (RP-188)
• Devices can be easily cascaded together to expand the total number of images on the displays
• Built-in video, audio, and data fault monitoring with on screen fault notification
• VistaLINK® - capable for configuration and monitoring via SNMP
• Minimal processing delay (~1 frame)
• Real time control of display outputs via Maestro™
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(background)
1
DVI-D 1 (digital only)
Background Mode
Graphic
A/D
DVI-D 2 (digital only)
2
Replicated
Outputs
Video Output Formatter
HD-SDI/SD-SDI 1
3
HD-SDI/SD-SDI 2
4
8 SD-SDI/HD-SDI/3Gbps
INPUTS
5
GLINK Coax Out
Video A/D
Image Re-sizer
Ethernet 1
CPU
Ethernet 2
6
GPI/O
AUX I/O
HD-15
7
Video Analysis
VBI recovery
GPI/O, serial, LTC,
AES outputs
8
Audio
De-embedder
Genlock from
7700FR-G frame
Card
Edge
Control
Ch 1-8 Video Presence
Module
Status
Genlock
Figure 2-1: 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS Block Diagram
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(background)
1
DVI-D 1 (digital only)
Background Mode
2
GLINK
Decoder
DVI-D 2 (digital only)
3
Replicated
Outputs
4
Video Output Formatter
HD-SDI/SD-SDI 1
5
HD-SDI/SD-SDI 2
6
7
16 SD-SDI/HD-SDI/3Gbps 8
INPUTS
9
GLINK Coax Out
Video A/D
Image Re-sizer
Ethernet 1
10
CPU
Ethernet 2
11
GPI/O
AUX I/O
12
14
HD-15
1
3
Video Analysis
VBI recovery
15
16
Genlock from
7700FR-G frame
Audio
De-embedder
Card
Edge
Control
Ch 1-16 Video
Presence
Genlock
Figure 2-2: 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS Block Diagram
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(background)
1
DVI-D 1 (digital only)
Background Mode
2
GLINK
Decoder
DVI-D 2 (digital only)
3
Replicated
Outputs
Video Output
Formatter
4
HD-SDI/SD-SDI 1
5
HD-SDI/SD-SDI 2
6
7
18 SD-SDI/HD-SDI/3Gbps 8
INPUTS
9
GLINK Coax Out
Video A/D
Image Re-sizer
Ethernet 1
10
CPU
Ethernet 2
11
GPI/O
AUX I/O
12
14
HD-15
13
Video Analysis
VBI recovery
GPI/O, serial, LTC,
AES outputs
15
16
Audio
De-embedder
Card
Edge
Control
Ch 1-16 Video
Presence
Module Genlock
Status Present
17
18
Genlock from
7700FR-G frame
Genlock
Figure 2-3: 7867VIPA18-DUO-HS Block Diagram
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(background)
1
DVI-D 1 (digital only)
Background Mode
2
GLINK
Decoder
3
DVI-D 2 (digital only)
Replicated
Outputs
4
Video Output
Formatter
5
HD-SDI/SD-SDI 1
6
HD-SDI/SD-SDI 2
7
GLINK Coax Out
8
9
Video A/D
Image Re-sizer
10
Ethernet 1
11
24 SD-SDI/HD-SDI/3Gbps
INPUTS
12
CPU
Ethernet 2
GPI/O
AUX I/O
13
14
16
HD-15
15
Video Analysis
VBI recovery
17
18
Audio
De-embedder
Card
Edge
Control
Ch 1-16 Video
Presence
19
20
21
22
23
24
Genlock from
7700FR-G frame
Genlock
Figure 2-4: 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS Block Diagram
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AES outputs
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(background)
1
2
DVI-D 1 (digital only)
3
Background Mode
4
GLINK
Decoder
5
DVI-D 2 (digital only)
6
Replicated
Outputs
7
8
Video Output
Formatter
9
HD-SDI/SD-SDI 1
10
11
HD-SDI/SD-SDI 2
12
13
14
32 SD-SDI/HD-SDI/3Gbps
Mini-BNC INPUTS
GLINK Coax Out
15
16
17
Video A/D
Image Re-sizer
Ethernet 1
18
19
CPU
20
Ethernet 2
21
22
GPI/O
AUX I/O
23
24
25
HD-15
26
27
Video Analysis
VBI recovery
GPI/O, serial, LTC,
AES outputs
28
29
30
31
Audio
De-embedder
Card
Edge
Control
32
Genlock from
7700FR-G frame
Ch 1-16 Video
Presence
Module Genlock
Status Present
Genlock
Figure 2-5: 7867VIPA32-DUO-HS Block Diagram
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3.
INSTALLATION
The 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS/3G, 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS/3G, 7867VIPA18-DUO-HS/3G, 7867VIPA24-DUOHS/3G and 7867VIPA32-DUO-HS/3G modules come with a companion rear plate. The 7867VIPA8-DUOHS/3G module occupies 3 slots in a 7800FR frame, the 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS/3G occupies 4 slots in a
7800FR frame, the 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS/3G-DIN* occupies 3 slots in a 7800FR frame, and the
7867VIPA18-DUO-HS/3G-DIN, 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS-/3G-DIN and the 7867VIPA32-DUO-HS/3G-DIN
modules occupy 5 slots each in a 7800FR frame. For information on mounting the rear plate and
inserting the module into the frame see section 3 of the 7800FR chapter.
Figure 3-1: 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS and 7867VIPA8-DUO-3G Rear Plates
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Figure 3-2: 7867VIP16-DUO-HS and 7867VIP16-DUO-3G Rear Plates
Figure 3-3:, 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS-DIN* and 7867VIPA16-DUO-3G-DIN* Rear Plates
*See section 14 Appendix A for information on the DIN connector.
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Figure 3-4: 7867VIPA18-DUO-HS-DIN and 7867VIPA18-DUO-3G-DIN Rear Plates
Figure 3-5: 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS-DIN* and 7867VIPA24-DUO-3G-DIN* Rear Plates
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Figure 3-6: 7867VIPA32-DUO-HS-DIN* and 7867VIPA32-DUO-3G-DIN* Rear Plates
3.1.
VIDEO INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
INPUTS:
The 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS has 8 BNC connector inputs that auto sense 3Gb/s, HDSDI and SD-SDI, or 10-bit serial digital video signals compatible with the
SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 259M-C standards. The 7867VIPA16DUO-HS has 16 BNC connector inputs that auto sense 3Gb/s, HD-SDI and SDSDI, or 10-bit serial digital video signals compatible with the SMPTE 424M, SMPTE
292M and SMPTE 259M-C standards. The 7867VIPA18-DUO-HS has 18 connector
inputs that auto sense 3Gb/s, HD-SDI and SD-SDI, or 10-bit serial digital video
signals compatible with the SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 259M-C
standards. The 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS has 24 connector inputs that auto sense
3Gb/s, HD-SDI and SD-SDI, or 10-bit serial digital video signals compatible with the
SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 259M-C standards.The 7867VIPA32DUO-HS has 32 connector inputs that auto sense 3Gb/s, HD-SDI and SD-SDI, or
10-bit serial digital video signals compatible with the SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 292M
and SMPTE 259M-C standards.
HD/SDI OUTPUT:
When the output resolution of the card is set to 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 625i, and 525i
this BNC connector has 10-bit serial digital video signals compatible with the
SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 259M-C standards. When the output
resolution of the card is set to other resolutions, this output will not be active.
AUX IN/OUT:
Auxiliary serial data input/output.
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3.2.
GENLOCK REFERENCE
To lock/time the output of the VIP to house reference the genlock input should be used.
GENLOCK INPUT:
3.3.
The genlock input is applied to the 7800FR frame, which provides genlock to all
7867VIPA modules installed in the frame. The genlock signal may be NTSC or PAL
colour black. The reference input type is auto detected. The genlock reference
input is terminated to 75 ohms.
DVI VIDEO CONNECTIONS
DVI OUTPUT:
This VESA DVI-I connectors provide DVI-D outputs suitable for driving a computer
video monitor. The 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA18DUO-HS, 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS, and the 7867VIPA32-DUO-HS have two DVI-D
outputs. The monitor must be capable of scanning at the line and pixel rate of the
video input standard you are using. The following resolutions are supported by the
VIP module at both 50Hz and 60Hz:
XGA (1024x768)
WXGA (1280x768)
480p/525i (720x480)
WSXGA+(1680x1050)
XGA (1024x768)
WXGA (1280x768)
SXGA (1280x1024)
720p (1280x720)
WXGA Alt (1366x768)
1080p(1920x1080)
SXGA (1280x1024)
720p (1280x720)
UXGA (1600x1200)
576p/625i(720x576)
SXGA+(1400x1050)
WUXGA(1920x1200)
UXGA (1600x1200)
576p/625i(720x576)
Table 3-1: Supported Resolutions at 50Hz and 60Hz
Recommended maximum cable lengths:
• DVI digital max length = 3 meters, or 10 feet
• VGA analog max length = 5 meters, or 15 feet
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3.4.
GENERAL PURPOSE INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
GPI interfacing with the 7867VIPA is possible through 4 general purpose inputs (pins 10, 11, 12, 13) and
2 general purpose outputs (pins 4, 9) available on the HD-15 connector on the rear plate of the module.
The GPIs are active low with internal pull-up resistors (4.7k Ohms) to +5 V. To make an input active,
lower the signal to near ground potential (i.e. connect to shell or chassis ground). This can be done with a
switch, relay, TTL drive, GPO output, or using another similar method. Figure 3-4 shows the input circuit
for the general-purpose inputs. Figure 3-6 shows an example of how to interface the VIP GPI inputs to
higher voltage systems.
+ 5 Volts
4.7 kΩ
To Internal
Circuit
GPI
GND
Figure 3-7: GPI Input Circuitry
The GPOs are active low with internal pull-up (10kΩ) resistors to +5 V. When the output goes low, it is
able to sink up to 10 mA; when the output goes high, the signal will go high (+5 V). Do not draw more
than 100µA from the output. Figure 3-5 shows the circuit for the general-purpose output.
+ 5 Volts
10k Ω
10 Ω
From Internal
Circuit
GPO
GND
Figure 3-8: GPO Output Circuitry
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24V = working
voltage
Example: Control Device
1
24VDC
(working voltage)
1N4148
Diode
GPO
8
4
VIP GND
3
2
note: the control device
and the VIP GNDs must
be tied together
VIP GND
5
6
7
AXICOM
1M06 Relay
(24V = working voltage)
Figure 3-9: Interfacing GPIs to a High Voltage GPI System
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3.5.
ETHERNET NETWORK CONNECTIONS
ETHERNET1 / 2:
These RJ-45 connectors are Ethernet ports which facilitate control via VistaLINK®
PRO or Maestro software. It is also used for FTP firmware upgrades. The VIP
module comes delivered from the factory with Ethernet 2 as the default active port;
Ethernet 1 is disabled and is not used at this time.
Figure 3-10: Rear Plate – Ethernet Ports
The 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA18-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS, and the
7867VIPA32-DUO-HS are designed to be used with either 10Base-T (10 Mbps) or 100Base-TX (100
Mbps) also known as Fast Ethernet, twisted pair Ethernet cabling systems. When connecting for 10BaseT systems, category 3, 4, or 5 UTP cable as well as EIA/TIA – 568 100Ω STP cable may be used. When
connecting for 100Base-TX systems, category 5 UTP cable is required. Make the network connection by
plugging one end of a “straight through” cable into the RJ-45 receptacle of the 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS,
7867VIPA16-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA18-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS, or the 7867VIPA32-DUO-HS and
the other end into a port of the supporting hub. If you are connecting the VIPA card directly to an
Ethernet port on a computer you will have to use a “crossover” cable.
The straight-through RJ-45 cable can be purchased or can be constructed using the pinout information in
Table 3-2. A colour code wiring table is provided in Table 3-2 for the current RJ-45 standards (AT&T
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258A or EIA/TIA 258B colour coding shown). Also refer to the notes following the table for additional
wiring guide information.
Pin #
Signal
EIA/TIA 568A
AT&T 258A or
10BaseT
Pin
EIA/TIA 568B
or 100BaseT
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Transmit +
Transmit –
Receive +
N/A
N/A
Receive –
N/A
N/A
White/Green
Green/White or White
White/Orange
Blue/White or Blue
White/Blue
Orange/White or Orange
White/Brown
Brown/White or Brown
White/Orange
Orange/White or Orange
White/Green
Blue/White or Blue
White/Blue
Green/White or Green
White/Brown
Brown/White or Brown
X
X
X
Not used (required)
Not used (required)
X
Not used (required)
Not used (required)
Table 3-2: Standard RJ45 Wiring Colour Codes
Note the following cabling information for this wiring guide:
• Only two pairs of wires are used in the 8-pin RJ-45 connector to carry Ethernet signals.
• Even though pins 4, 5, 7 and 8 are not used, it is mandatory that they be present in the cable.
• 10BaseT and 100BaseT use the same pins; a crossover cable made for one will also work with the
other.
• Pairs may be solid colours and not have a stripe.
• Category 5 cables must use Category 5 rated connectors.
The maximum cable run between the 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA18-DUOHS, 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS, or 7867VIPA32-DUO-HS and the supporting hub is 300 ft (90 m). The
maximum combined cable run between any two end points (i.e. 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS and PC/laptop via
network hub) is 675 feet (205 m).
Devices on the Ethernet network continually monitor the receive data path for activity as a means of
checking that the link is working correctly. When the network is idle, the devices also send a link test
signal to one another to verify link integrity. The rear panel is fitted with two LEDs to monitor the Ethernet
connection.
10/100:
This Amber LED is ON when a 100Base-TX link is last detected. The LED is OFF
when a 10Base-T link is last detected (the LINK LED is ON). Upon power-up the
LED is OFF as the last detected rate is not known and therefore defaults to the
10Base-T state until rate detection is complete.
LN/ACT:
This dual purpose Green LED indicates that the 7867VIPA card has established a
valid linkage to its hub, and whether the 7867VIPA card is sending or receiving
data. This LED will be ON when the 7867VIPA card has established a good link to
its supporting hub. This gives you a good indication that the segment is wired
correctly. The LED will BLINK when the 7867VIPA card is sending or receiving data.
The LED will be OFF if there is no valid connection.
In order to use the Ethernet connection you will have to configure the IP addresses for your network. See
section 7.2.1.
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3.6.
LTC AND SERIAL DATA INPUTS (AUXILIARY INTERFACE)
The 7867VIPA has an LTC input and a serial data port available on the HD-15 connector on the modules
rear plate.
Table 3-3 identifies the pin assignments for the general purpose HD-15 connector mounted on the rear
plate for the VIP Advanced Duo modules.
Figure 3-11: Rear Plate – Port for Attaching the HD-15
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3.6.1. Rear Panel HD-15 Connector
PIN
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
RS-422: RX+
Used for RS-422 communication – VIP RX+, to be connected to
upstream devices TX+
1
(CTSM)
RS-422: TX+
(RTSM)
Used for RS-422 communication – VIP TX+, to be connected to
upstream devices RX+
3
LTC +
LTC interface, positive terminal
4
GPO1
General purpose output 1
5
GND
GND
2
RS-23: RX
6
RS-422: RX(RXDM)
RS-232: TX
7
RS-422: TX(TXDM)
Used for RS-232 communication – VIP RX, to be connected to
upstream devices TX. Also used for RS-422 communication – VIP
RX-, to be connected to upstream devices TX-
Used for RS-232 communication – VIP TX, to be connected to
upstream devices RX. Also used for RS-422 communication – VIP
TX-, to be connected to upstream devices RX-
8
LTC -
LTC interface, negative terminal
9
GPO0
General purpose output 0
10
GPI4
General purpose input 4
11
GPI1
General purpose input 1
12
GPI2
General purpose input 2
13
GPI3
General purpose input 3
14
AES_OUT0
AES output 0 – unbalanced. To be used for monitoring embedded
audio from source. Assigned normally to display 1.
15
AES_OUT1
AES output 1 – unbalanced. To be used for monitoring embedded
audio from source. Assigned normally to display 2.
Table 3-3: HD 15 Pin-Out
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Figure 3-12: 7867VIPA8/16/32 HD-15 General Purpose Pin-Out
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4.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
4.1.
SPECIFICATIONS
4.1.1. Serial Video Inputs
Standard:
Number of Inputs:
Connector:
Equalization:
Return Loss:
Embedded Audio:
3Gb/s (SMPTE 424M) (-3GHS only)
HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M)
SD-SDI (SMPTE259M-C)
8 (7867VIPA8-DUO-HS), 16 (7867VIPA16-DUO-HS), 18 (7867VIPA18-DUOHS), 24 (7867VIPA24-DUO-HS) or 32 (7867VIPA32-DUO-HS)
BNC IEC 61169-8 Annex A
Automatic to 100m (Belden 1694A)
> 15dB up to 270Mb/s
SMPTE 272M-A
4.1.2. Serial Video Output
Standard:
Number of Outputs:
Connector:
Signal Level:
DC Offset:
Rise and Fall Time:
Overshoot:
Selectable HD/SD serial monitoring output (720p, 1080i, 625i, 525i)
2
BNC IEC 61169-8 Annex A
800mV nominal
0V ±0.5V
200ps nominal (HD), 740ps nominal (SD)
< 10% of amplitude
4.1.3. Background (Computer) Video Input
Standard:
Number of Inputs:
Connector:
Input Resolution:
Signal Level:
GLINK (Evertz proprietary) requires video to GLINK formatter
(i.e. 7707RGBT-GC)
1
BNC IEC 61169-8 Annex A
640x480 (VGA) to 1600x1200 (UXGA)
75Ω
4.1.4. Display Video Output
Standard:
Number of Outputs:
Connector:
Video:
Impedance:
VESA (DVI-D) up to 1080p (1920x1080)
2
DVI-I
1V p-p TMDS
60Hz refresh
100Ω differential
4.1.5. Genlock Input
Type:
Level:
Connector:
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NTSC/PAL colour black
1V p-p nominal
Requires 7800FR
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4.1.6. General Purpose Interface I/O (GPI/GPO)
Number of Inputs:
Number of Outputs:
Type:
GPI:
GPO:
Input Signal:
Connector:
4 (pins 10, 11, 12, 13)
2 (pins 4, 9)
Opto-isolated, active low with internal pull-ups to +5V
Relay closure to ground
Closure to ground
HD-15
4.1.7. Input/Output Serial Port
Number of Ports:
Connector:
Baud Rate:
Format:
1 RS-232 (pins 6, 7) or 1 RS-422 (pins 1, 2, 6, 7)
HD-15
Up to 1Mbaud
Configurable for various UMD Interfaces
4.1.8. AES Output (Unbalanced)
Number of Outs:
Connector:
Audio Format:
2 unbalanced outs (pins 14, 15)
HD-15
AES-EBU
4.1.9. LTC Input
LTC Input:
Differential 0.5 to 2 V P-P
4.1.10. Ethernet
Network Type:
Connector:
Fast Ethernet 100 Base-TX 1EEE, 802.3U standard for 100Mbps base band
CSMA/CD local area network
RJ-45 x 2
4.1.11. Electrical
Voltage:
+12V DC
Power:
80W (7867VIPA32, 7867VIPA24, and 7867VIPA18)
72W (7867VIPA16)
68W (7867VIPA8)
Complies with FCC Part 15, Class A, EU EMC Directive
EMI/RFI:
4.1.12. Physical
Number of Slots:
3 (VIPA8-DUO)
3 (VIPA16-DUO-DIN)
4 (VIPA16-DUO)
5 (VIPA18-DUO, VIPA24-DUO, and VIPA32-DUO)
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5.
STATUS LEDS
5.1.
MODULE STATUS LEDS
MODULE STATUS:
This Green LED will be on when the module is operating properly.
LOCAL FAULT:
This Red LED makes it easy to identify one module in a frame that is missing
an essential input or has another fault.
The Red LED will blink on and off if the microprocessor is not running.
The Red LED will be on when there is a fault in the module power supply or a
user configurable error condition exists (as configured through the Frame
Status Trigger menu option).
5.2.
VIDEO STATUS LED AND CARD EDGE 4-CHARACTER DISPLAY
Some key user components can be found at the card edge:
1. Toggle Switch
2. Local Fault Status LED
3. 4 Character Dot Matrix Display
4. Push Button
•
Toggle Switch:
•
Local Fault Status LED:
This component will be set upon initial power up to red. Once the
card is in a normal operating mode, it will be set to green. If the card has booted,
and the LED remains red or becomes red, this indicates an internal error.
•
4 Character Dot Matrix Display:
This component will become active once power is applied to
the card. This component is used to relay text-based information to the user. It
will be used to scroll build and card information, or display the menu options to
the user.
• Push Button:
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This component will become active once the card has completed booting.
Its primary function is to navigate through the menu system.
This component will become active once the card has completed booting. It
is primarily used for navigating through the menu system.
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6.
USER JUMPERS
Several jumpers are used to preset various operating modes.
jumpers on the bottom and top boards respectively.
Figure 6-1 shows the location of the
LOCAL FAULT
Dot Matrix
Display
RUN UPGD
SERIAL
J24
1 2 3 4
Figure 6-1: Location of Jumpers (7800G4X)
6.1.
SELECTING WHETHER LOCAL FAULTS WILL BE MONITORED
BY THE GLOBAL FRAME STATUS
The FRAME STATUS jumper J4, on the bottom board, determines whether local faults (as shown by the
Local Fault indicator) on the bottom board will be connected to the 7800FR frame's global status bus.
FRAME STATUS:
To monitor faults on this module with the frame status indicators (on the Power
Supply FRAME STATUS LED's and on the Frame's Fault Tally output) install this
jumper in the On position. (Default)
When this jumper is installed in the Off position local faults on this module will not
be monitored.
6.2.
CONFIGURING THE MODULE FOR FIRMWARE UPGRADES VIA SERIAL PORT
RUN/UPGRADE:
The RUN/UPGRADE jumper on the bottom board is used when firmware upgrades
are being done to the module. For normal operation it should be installed in the
RUN position. See the Upgrading Firmware chapter in the front of the binder for
more information.
To upgrade the firmware in the module unit via the serial port pull it out of the
frame. Move the RUN/UPGRADE jumper into the UPGRADE position. Install the
Upgrade cable provided (located in the vinyl pouch in the front of the binder) onto
SERIAL header J7 at the card edge. Re-install the module into the frame. Run the
upgrade as described in section 8.2. Once the upgrade is complete, remove the
module from the frame, move the jumper into the RUN position, remove the
upgrade cable and re-install the module. The module is now ready for normal
operation.

The serial port method of upgrading the firmware will take over 15 minutes and is
not recommended unless the FTP method fails.
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7.
MODULE CONFIGURATION
The parameters of the VIP™ module are configured through the following tools:
• Module Card-edge: Enables the user to set the module’s network settings.
•
Module Serial Port: Enables the user to set the module IP address and TRAP destination IP
addressing, network identification.
•
Web Server Interface: A web browser can be used to connect to a VIP. This interface does not
require any additional software to be installed other than your standard web browser software (i.e.
Internet Explorer, Fire Fox, etc).
•
Maestro: This is a software configuration tool included with every VIP module used to design
preset layouts for one or multiple VIP systems, along with all on screen display elements including
audio bar graphs, UMD, tallys and fault messages. Specifically colour, transparency, borders, etc.
that are all included in the final display output.
•
VistaLINK® PRO: An SNMP software tool that is used to set the fault monitoring thresholds and
durations for each VIP module detected on the network and/or for fault message (TRAP) receipt
and data logging.
•
Module Card-edge DIP Switches: Only to be enabled during boot-up sequence, DIP switches
enable the following cases/features:
1. Used to clear high level NV– DIP switch 2, 3 and 4 open (to the right)
2. Used to clear low level NV– DIP switch 2, and 4 open (to the right)
3. If none of the above cases/features are required, leave all DIP switches closed (to the left)
7.1.
CONFIGURING THE MODULE VIA THE CARD EDGE MENU
When you are not in the menu system, the user will see product identification and build revision across
the 4 character dot matrix display.
To enter the menu on the card-edge, press the card-edge pushbutton once and follow the menu headings
on the 4-character display. To adjust any parameter, use the toggle switch to move up or down to the
desired parameter and press the pushbutton. Using the toggle switch, adjust the parameter to its desired
value. If the parameter is a numerical value, the number will increase if you push up on the toggle switch
and decrease if you push down on the toggle switch. If the parameter contains a list of choices, you can
cycle through the list by pressing the toggle switch in either direction. The parameter values are changed
as you cycle through the list.
When you have stopped at the desired value, depress the pushbutton. This will return to the parameter
select menu item you are setting (the display shows the parameter name you were setting). To change
another parameter, use the toggle switch to select other parameters. If neither the toggle switch nor
pushbutton is operated for several seconds the card edge control will exit the menu system and return to
an idle state.
On all menus, there is an extra selectable item: BACK. Selecting BACK will take you to the previous menu
(the one that was used to get into the current menu). On the main menu, BACK will take the user to the
normal operating mode (indicated by the moving line on the card edge display).
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Table 7-1 gives a brief description of the top level of the menu tree that appears when you enter the card
edge menu system. Selecting this item will take you down into the next menu level to set the value of that
parameter. The details of those parameters are described in section 7.1.1.
NET
Menu item for setting the devices IP address*
Note: After setting the IP address and saving, the card must be power cycled for
changes to take effect.
Table 7-1: Top Menu Structure
7.1.1. Configuring the Display
NET
BACK
IP
NMSK
GTWY
BCST
DHCP
SAVE
BACK: Option to navigate back up one level from the current menu position. This is
the factory default menu option.
IP: (NETWORK ADDRESS): Option for setting the IP address for the VIP module. All
4 octets must be set.
NOTE: After changing the IP address, navigate to the SAVE option in order to store
the IP address for the device, then power cycle the device for the address to take
effect.
NMSK (NETWORK MASK): Option for setting the net mask for the VIP module.
NOTE: After changing the Netmask, navigate to the SAVE option in order to store
the setting for the device, then power cycle the device for the address to take effect.
GTWY (GATEWAY ADDRESS): Option for setting the gateway address for the VIP
module.
NOTE: After changing the Gateway address, navigate to the SAVE option in order to
store the setting for the device, then power cycle the device for the address to take
effect.
BCST (BROADCAT ADDRESS): Option for setting the broadcast address for the VIP
module.
NOTE: After changing the Broadcast address, navigate to the SAVE option in order
to store the setting for the device, then power cycle the device for the address to take
effect.
DHCP (DHCP ENABLE/DISABLE): Option for enabling or disabling DHCP for the
VIP module, normally set to disabled.
NOTE: After changing the DHCP, navigate to the SAVE option in order to store the
setting for the device, then power cycle the device for the address to take effect.
SAVE (SAVE NETWORK SETTINGS): Option for saving changes made to the
above options. The user is required to save only a single time for multiple changes
to be applied.
NOTE: After saving, the VIP modules must be power cycled.
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7.2.
CONFIGURING THE MODULE USING THE MODULE SERIAL PORT
Through the card-edge’s serial port, and using the serial 7800 upgrade cable connected to a PC’s serial
port running HyperTerminal (or equivalent), the VIP module’s IP address, subnet, and SNMP TRAP
destination address are identified. The 7800 upgrade cable supplied with the 7800FR frame is a multicoloured ribbon cable with a six pin header socket on one end and a female 9 pin D connector on the
other end, (Evertz part number WA-S76) which is normally in the vinyl pouch at the front of the manual
binder.
Configure the port settings of the terminal program as follows:
Baud
Data bits
Parity
Stop bits
Flow Control
115200
8
None
2
None
Once the card is powered-up, the HyperTerminal connection displays boot-up status information and once
complete, ends with the “Status Message” as shown below:
Initialization Completed - 7867VIP Running
Press the <ENTER> key to view the main Menu. In the Main Menu, the following options are present for
module configuration. Once changes have been completed and saved, the VIP module should be powercycled for the changes to take effect.
--------------------------------------------------------|
Main Menu
|
|
(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
|
--------------------------------------------------------(1) Network Configuration
(2) Onboard Server Configuration
(3) SNMP Configuration
(4) Under Monitor Display Setup
(5) Auxiliary Serial Port Setup
(6) SNTP Source
(7) Network Audio Configuration
(8) Nielsen Configuration
(9) Engineering/Debug
(X) Exit
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7.2.1. Network Configuration
1) Network Configuration – This menu option is used to set the IP parameters for this VIP module.
-----------------------------------------------ENET: 1 MAC: 00:02:c5:10:5e:73
IP address:
192.168.9.62
Netmask address: 255.255.255.0
Gateway:
0.0.0.0
Broadcast address: 192.168.9.255
DHCP/Hotswap mode: Off
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set IP Address
(2) Set Netmask
(3) Set Gateway
(4) Set Broadcast Address
(5) Set DHCP/Hotswap mode
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
7.2.2. On Board Server Setup
2) On Board Server Configuration – This menu option is used to set up the internal server properties of
the VIP module.
Server: The Server should be enabled for normal VIP operation. In a system where the VIPA external PC
based server is used the server should be disabled.
GPId: The GPId should be enabled when using GPIs to load layouts on the VIP module.
VGPId: The VGPId should be enabled when using virtual GPIs to load layouts on the VIP module.
DCPd: The DCPd should be enabled when using the 3000DCP desktop control panel with the VIP.
SYMPHd: The SYMPHd should be enabled when using the Symphony Third Party protocol. The third
party protocol allows for external control devices to change layouts on the VIP. The communication of this
control is done using TCP/IP default port = 9750. Please see Evertz’ Symphony Protocol version 1 for
more details regarding the protocol itself.
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-----------------------------------------------Onboard Server: Enabled
Onboard GPId: Disabled
Onboard VGPId: Disabled
Onboard DCPd: Disabled
Onboard SymphD: Disabled
-----------------------------------------------(1) Display connection status
(2) Enable server
(3) Enable gpid
(4) Enable vgpid
(5) Enable dcpd
(6) Enable symphd
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
>
7.2.3. SNMP Configuration
3) SNMP Configuration – This menu option is used to set the TRAP destination IP address which
originates at this VIP (if enabled).
---------------------------------No Trap Destinations Assigned
---------------------------------(1) Set Trap IP Address
(2) Remove Trap IP Address
(3) Community Strings
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
>$
7.2.4. UMD Setup
4) UMD Setup – Set the dynamic UMD.
The UMD Setup is as follows:
Protocol: Image Video
Input Type: Serial
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set protocol
(S) Save and exit
(X) Exit without saving
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Select UMD Protocol: (1 - 3)
1. Image Video
2. Philips ASCII
3. XY Integrator
4. TSL 3.1
5. Echo
6. TSL 4.0
7. Harris Image Video
Select Input Type: (1 - 2) – Option for Image Video Protocol only
1. Serial
2. Network
7.2.5. Auxiliary Serial Port Setup
5) Auxiliary Serial Port Setup – If utilizing the serial port for dynamic UMD information, use this menu
option to set the serial port parameters.
Auxiliary Serial Port Setup: (Use the following settings to configure the auxiliary serial port)
Baud Rate:
Data Bits:
Parity:
Stop Bits:
Standard:
9600
8
None
2
RS-232
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set baud rate
(2) Set number of data bits
(3) Set parity
(4) Set number of stop bits
(5) Set standard
(S) Save and exit
(X) Exit without saving
7.2.6. SNTP Setup – Network Time Protocol
6) SNTP Source – This menu option is used to set the NTP server source IP address. Set the IP address
for the NTP server on the network. The VIP must be on the same network in order to contact the server.
This menu will also display the last updated network time.
-----------------------------------------------Active sntp source: 0.0.0.0
New sntp source: 0.0.0.0
Last time sntp updated at
sntp time: 0:0:0
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set SNTP Source Address
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
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7.2.7. Network Audio Setup – Future Enhancement Feature
7) Network Audio Setup – This option is not available at the time of the manual update.
--------------------------------------------------------Network audio to video input mapping
ID
IP address
Video Inputs
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
0 192.168.9.62 *
--------------------------------------------------------Audio source to video input mapping
Channel
Video inputs
pairs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 (1 2) 1 . . . . . . . . . . .
2 (3 4) . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 (5 6) . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 (7 8) . . . . . . . . . . . .
--------------------------------------------------------(1) Set video input
(2) Clear video input
(3) Set audio source for video input
(4) Clear audio source for video input
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
7.2.8. Nielsen Configuration
8) Nielsen Monitoring Setup – This menu option is used for configuring the IP interface to the 7867NDHD Nielsen decoder product for the display of Nielsen ratings code.
--------------------------------------------------------Network audio to video input mapping
ID
IP address
Video Inputs
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
0 192.168.9.62 *
--------------------------------------------------------Audio source to video input mapping
Channel
Video inputs
pairs 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1 (1 2) 1 . . . . . . . . . . .
2 (3 4) . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 (5 6) . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 (7 8) . . . . . . . . . . . .
--------------------------------------------------------(1) Set video input
(2) Clear video input
(3) Set audio source for video input
(4) Clear audio source for video input
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
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7.3.
WEB SERVER INTERFACE
A simple web server interface is provided for control over the VIP. This interface is accessed remotely via
an IP connection to the device from a PC. To interface to the VIP and control using the web interface
simply set the IP address on the VIP, place a PC on the same network either directly connecting to the
VIP via cross over Ethernet cable or through a network switch. Ensure the PC’s network adapter is set to
the same network as the VIP. For example, if the VIP is set to 192.168.9.100, then set the PC to
192.168.9.xxx (any value between 2 and 254 excluding the value 100 which is the VIP module). Once the
PC is confirmed to be on the same network as the VIP (use PING in DOS window to confirm), open a web
browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, or Fire Fox, etc) in the navigation toolbar (address bar) and type the IP
address of the VIP (for example, 192.168.9.100). Upon connecting the VIP, the VIP will display the
screen identified in Figure 7-1, where the card provides access to control using standard web interface
navigation tools.
The web browser is easy to navigate. Simply select a major category, either Card Setup or Layout, and
then use the sub categories in the main body of the page to navigate and setup specific options for the
module. To ensure that the settings being viewed are correct, first press the “Update” button on the page
to refresh the view. Secondly, make a change using the simple drop down dialog boxes. After a change
has been made, press the Save button to apply the change to the card. Some changes may require the
card to be restarted or reset. The following sections detail the various card options available through the
web client interface.
7.3.1. Card Setup: Display Setup
The Display Setup screen enables the user to configure the output properties for the VIP module.
•
Output Resolution:
This parameter enables the user to select the resolution format for the DVI
output.
•
Refresh Rate:
This parameter enables the user to select the refresh rate for the output.
•
Horizontal Offset:
This parameter enables the user to adjust the position of the active picture in
respect to the amount of horizontal offset for the analog output signal.
•
Vertical Offset:
This parameter enables the user to adjust the position of the active picture in
respect to the amount of vertical offset for the analog output signal.
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Figure 7-1: Display Setup
7.3.2. Card Setup: Network Setup
The Network Setup screen enables the user to configure the network properties of the VIP module.
•
IP Address:
This parameter enables the user to set the IP address for the device.
•
Netmask:
This parameter enables the user to set the Netmask for the device.
•
Gateway:
This parameter enables the user to set the Gateway address for the device.
•
Broadcast:
This parameter enables the user to set the Broadcast address for the device.
•
DHCP:
This parameter allows the user to enable or disable DHCP for the device.
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Figure 7-2: Network Setup
7.3.3. Card Setup: SNMP Setup
The SNMP Setup enables the user to configure the SNMP trap destinations for up to five trap destinations
that can be supported.
•
Trap Destination 1 to 5:
This parameter enables the user to enter an IP Address for the
SNMP server.
Figure 7-3: SNMP Setup
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7.3.4. Card Setup: UMD Setup
The UMD Setup enables the user to configure the UMD protocol for the VIP.
•
Protocol:
This parameter enables the user to select the appropriate UMD protocol. The
options include:
 Image Video: Supports both Ethernet and serial connections
 Philips ASCI (VMSI 3000): Support for Jupiter control system (requires additional
configuration files)
 XY Integrator: Support for Harris routers (requires additional configuration files)
 TSL 3.1: TSL standard protocol, support for both Ethernet and serial
 TSL 4.0: TSL advanced protocol, support for both Ethernet and serial
 ECHO: Echoes commands in bound on auxiliary serial port to configuration serial
port (upgrade port)
•
Input Type:
•
Network Port: This parameter enables the user to set the network port that the protocol device
would use to connect to the VIP module, for example 9800.
This parameter enables the user to select the format for the input. The format will be
either serial or Ethernet (requires an IP address port to be defined in the next
property)
Figure 7-4: UMD Setup
7.3.5. Card Setup: Server Setup
The Server Setup screen enables the user to configure the VIP’s server based properties.
•
Enable Server: This parameter allows the user to enable or disable the VIP’s on board server. The
default setting is enabled. This setting must be disabled when the VIP is to be used in
a larger system where the System Manager is being used to control the VIP.
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Enable GPId/VGPId: This parameter allows the user to enable or disable the ability to use GPIs
and VGPIs to load layouts and change sources on the VIP.
•
Enable DCPd:
This parameter allows the user to enable or disable the ability to use the
3000DCP desktop control panel with the VIP.
•
Enable SYMPHd:
This parameter allows the user to enable or disable the ability to use
Symphony third party protocol to control the VIP.
Figure 7-5: Server Setup
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7.4.
MVP/VIP MAESTRO SOFTWARE
This section describes the VIP Maestro installation and usage instructions.
Minimum PC Requirements for VIP Maestro:
• Standard Pentium 4 class machine
• 512MB RAM
• 100Mb Ethernet Card, TCP/IP configured
• 8MB Video card
• 1024x768 screen resolution
• Windows NT4, 2000, XP, Server 2003 operating system
• CD-ROM drive
Installation Instructions:
1. Copy the MVP/VIP Maestro Installation software to your PC.
2. Launch the installation by double-clicking the icon.
3. Follow the installation instructions detailed on the pop-up windows of the installer.
4. Upon completion, the desktop will show the “MVP/VIP Maestro” icon.
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8.
VIP ADVANCED MODES
8.1.
CHERRY PICK MODE (ROUTER MODE)
When using the Cherry Pick Mode (Router mode), the user is required to be running firmware 1.3.1.
8.1.1. Using On-board server
To enable Cherry Pick mode (router mode) when using an on-board server, navigate to the I/O Setup
option under the web interface and change the SDI Out Mode from Display to Router. Once complete
press the Submit button.
Figure 8-1: Card Setup Layout for Cherry Pick Mode
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8.1.2. Using PC Server
To configure Cherry Pick mode using the PC server method, the user must be running installer version
2.12.10 and firmware version 1.3.1.
Using the System manager, navigate to the properties page of the card. From the I/O Settings Tab
change the SDI Output Mode: to Router. Once changes are made, select the OK button and reboot the
module.
Figure 8-2: I/O Setting Tab for Cherry Pick Mode
8.2.
3G OUTPUT MODE
To configure the 3G Output Mode using the on-board server method the user must be running firmware
version 1.3.1.
8.2.1. Using On-Board server
To enable 3G output mode from the web-interface, navigate to the I/O setup page and change the SDI
Out Format to 3GSDI. Once complete, press the Submit button and reboot the module.
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Figure 8-3: Card Setup Layout for 3G Output Mode
8.2.2. Using PC Server
When using PC server method, the user must be running installer version 2.12.10 and firmware version
1.3.1.
Using the System manager, navigate to the properties page of the card. From the I/O Settings Tab
change the SDI Output Format: to HD/3G-SDI. Once changes are made, select the OK button and
reboot the module.
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Figure 8-4: I/O Settings Tab for 3G Output Mode
8.3.
MULTI-RES MODE
To configure Multi-Res Mode the user must be running Maestro version 2.8.5 and firmware version 1.3.1.
1. From the web-interface navigate to the Advanced Setup category and ensure that Dual Resolution
Mode is set to enable. If it is not enabled, set the Dual Resolution Mode to enable and then reboot
the module.
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Figure 8-5: Setting Dual Resolution Mode using the Web Interface
2. Next, connect to the card using Maestro.
3. From the Tools tab within the Display Manager select the Resolution tab and then change the
resolution to Multi1 – Multi-Resolution Device 1.
4. Once complete, select the Apply button and then click the OK button.
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Figure 8-6: System Configuration Window
5. The resolution should now be displayed in a red box.
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Figure 8-7: Maestro Screen Displaying Resolution
6. Select the desired display and right click on the monitor icon.
7. From the drop down menu select the Properties menu option and change the resolution to your
desired output display.
8. Once the resolution has been set, select the Apply button and then click OK.
9. Follow the same prodecure to set the resolution for the other display.
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8-8: Setting the Resolution for Monitor 2
10. Once the resolutions have been set, navigate to the Tool tab and select the Save System Settings
menu option.
8.4.
WALL MODE (1X2, 2X1)
To configure Wall Mode the user must be running Maestro version 2.8.5 and firmware version 1.3.1.
1. To enable Wall Mode using the Display Manager navigate to the Tools tab and then select System
Configuration option. From within the system configuration, select your desired output resolution.
2. Next, select the Advanced Setup option. Using the Configuration drop down menu, select the
desired wall mode design and enter the display region coordinates, if appropriate.
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Figure 8-9: Mastro Advanced Setup
3. Once complete, select the Apply button and then the OK button.
4. Maestro will reflect the change and the canvas will be set to the desired wall mode.
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9.
UPGRADING FIRMWARE
The 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA18-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS, and
7867VIPA32-DUO-HS possess firmware that is contained in a FLASH EPROM device. From time to time
firmware updates will be provided to add additional features to the unit.
There are two methods of updating the firmware in the 7867VIPA8-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA16-DUO-HS,
7867VIPA18-DUO-HS, 7867VIPA24-DUO-HS, and 7867VIPA32-DUO-HS units: File Transfer Protocol
(FTP) and Serial Upload. Due to the large size of the firmware binary file, the FTP method is the preferred
method of updating the firmware.
Prior to initiating the upgrade process:
• Confirm the version of code currently installed on the unit by using the front panel display.
• Download the new application code from the Evertz FTP site (www.evertz.com). Unzip the file into a
temporary working folder on your PC.
9.1.
UPGRADING THE FIRMWARE USING FTP
You will need the following equipment in order to update the Firmware:
•
•
•
•
•
•
PC with available communications port and Ethernet network port.
“Straight-thru” serial extension cable (DB9 female to DB9 male) or (DB25 female to DB9 male).
Special upgrade cable supplied with the 7800FR frame. This multi-coloured ribbon cable with a six pin
header socket on one end and a female 9 pin D connector on the other end, (Evertz part number WAS76) which is normally in the vinyl pouch at the front of the manual binder.
Appropriate Ethernet cable as outlined in section 3.5.
Terminal program such as HyperTerminal.
New firmware supplied by Evertz.
9.1.1. Step 1 – Determine the IP Addresses
Before any FTP (file transfer protocol) upgrades can be initiated, the user must determine the IP address
of the 7867VIPA card. Both the PC/laptop and the unit must be on the same subnet for the FTP upgrade
to work properly. Follow the procedure outlined in section 7.2.1 to set the IP address for the card.
9.1.2. Step 2 – Establishing a Valid Network Connection
1. Connect a crossover network cable from the PC/laptop to the card.
2. Open a DOS window. This can be accomplished by using the run command under the start button,
type “cmd”. See Figure 8-1 for more information.
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Figure 9-1: Run Window
3.
“Ping” the IP address of the module being upgraded to confirm that you have a valid network
connection. In the command prompt window type: ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (IP address of the module)
and press <Enter>.
If a proper network connection has been established, a “reply” is displayed on the DOS window. If
there is a faulty network connection, a “Destination Host Unreachable” message is provided. If this
occurs, either the IP addresses of the nodes should be verified or the network (Ethernet) cable is
faulty. For more information, please see sections 3.5 and 7.2.1 of this manual.
Figure 9-2: Pinging the IP Address
9.1.3. Step 3 – Upgrading the Application Code
4. Obtain the new application code and place it on the local drive of the PC.
5. In the command prompt window type: ftp xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (IP address of the module).
6. Press the <Enter> key when prompted for a “Username”.
7. Press the <Enter> key when prompted for a “Password”. A message indicating that you have logged
in is displayed.
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8. At the “FTP>” prompt type hash to turn on the progress indicator during the ftp upload.
9. At the “FTP>” prompt type quote site upgrade to put the unit in upgrade mode.
indicating that you are in upgrade mode is displayed.
A message
10. At the “FTP>” prompt type: put “the name of the file.bin” to send the firmware to the unit.
(For example: put 7867VIP_1v0b310.bin)
11. If the application file is not local to where you are performing the ftp, then include the path with the
name (For example: put c:\firmware\ 7867VIP_1v0b310.bin).

During this time it is mandatory that all power cycles of the unit be avoided. Figure
8-3 displays a successful FTP session.
12. A message indicating the successful connection to the module is displayed.
13. File transfer occurs in several seconds, and the DOS window displays the “FTP>” prompt again.
14. At the “FTP>” prompt type quit to exit the FTP procedure.
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Figure 9-3: Upgrade Window
9.1.4. Step 4 – Completing the Upgrade
15. Disconnect the power to the unit and then plug it back into reboot the unit.
16. You can now close the DOS window and disconnect the network cable.
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9.2.
UPGRADING THE FIRMWARE USING RS-232 SERIAL CABLE

This method of upgrading the firmware will take over 15 minutes and is not
recommended unless the FTP method fails.
You will need the following equipment in order to update the Firmware:
• PC with available communications port. The communication speed is 115200 baud, therefore a 486
PC or better with a 16550 UART based communications port is recommended.
• “Straight-thru” serial extension cable (DB9 female to DB9 male) or (DB25 female to DB9 male).
• Special upgrade cable supplied with the 7800FR frame. This multi-coloured ribbon cable with a six pin
header socket on one end and a female 9 pin D connector on the other end, (Evertz part number WAS76) is normally in the vinyl pouch at the front of the manual binder.
• Terminal program that is capable of Xmodem file transfer protocol. (such as HyperTerminal)
• New firmware supplied by Evertz.
9.2.1. Step 1 – Setup
17. Connect the 7800PB Serial Upgrade cable to the 2 row x 3 pin header on the bottom board.
18. Connect the 9 pin connector on the end of the Serial Update cable to the PCs’ RS-232
communications port.
19. Start the terminal program.
20. Configure the port settings of the terminal program as follows:
Baud
Parity
Data bits
Stop bits
Flow Control
115200
no
8
2
None
9.2.2. Step 2 – Invoke Upload Mode from the Terminal Program
21. Power up the VIPA card. After the unit powers up, a banner with the boot code version information
should appear in the terminal window. The cursor to the right of the word “BOOT>” should be spinning
for about 5 seconds then the unit will continue to boot. While the cursor is spinning press Ctrl-X to
abort the boot-up process.
For example:
PPC BOOT>
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22. The following is a list of possible reasons for failed communications:
•
•
•
Defective Serial Upgrade cable.
Wrong communications port selected in the terminal program.
Improper port settings in the terminal program. (Refer to step 20 for settings). Note that
HyperTerminal will not change port settings while connected.
Click on HyperTerminal’s
“Disconnect” Button then click the “Reconnect” button to activate changes to the port settings.
23. Hit the <ENTER> key on your computer once.
24. Type the word “upload”, without quotes, and hit the <ENTER> key once.
25. You should now see a prompt asking you to upload the file.
9.2.3. Step 3 – Uploading the New Firmware
26. Upload the “*.bin” file supplied using the X-Modem transfer protocol of your terminal program. If you
do not start the upload within 10 minutes the unit’s Boot code will time out. You can restart the
upgrade process by power cycling the unit.
27. When the transfer is complete (can take up to 15+ minutes) the terminal will return to the PPCBOOT
prompt.
For Example:
UPLOAD OKAY
PPC BOOT> |
28. The following is a list of possible reasons for a failed upload:
•
•
•
•
•
•
If you get the message "transfer cancelled by remote" you must restart the terminal program and
load the bin file, then remove and install the module again.
The supplied “*.bin” file is corrupt.
Wrong file specified to be uploaded.
Wrong file transfer protocol used – make sure you specify Xmodem, not Xmodem 1K.
The PCs’ RS-232 communications port cannot handle a port speed of 57600.
Noise induced into the Serial Upgrade cable.
9.2.4. Step 4 – Completing the Upgrade
29. Power cycle the unit. It should proceed through a normal boot up sequence.
30. You can now close the terminal program and disconnect the RS-232 serial cable from the PC and the
unit.
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10.
CONFIGURING THE 3000DCP DESKTOP CONTROL PANEL
Please note that this section assumes that the System Configuration Tool (SCT) has already been
installed and configured.
10.1.
FOR SYSTEMS USING ONBOARD SERVER
10.1.1. Creating the System and Setting up the Hardware
1. Launch the System Configuration Tool (SCT).
2. Select the Profile Settings tab.
3. Select “Onboard Server” as the System Type, and enter the output card’s IP address in the text
field marked “Enter the server address…”
4. Press the Get from Server button at the top of the SCT to retrieve the system configuration for
this system.
5. Select the Hardware Setup tab.
6. Add a DCP to the hardware list by filling in the name (e.g.: DCP1), type (DCP), and IP address
fields. See Figure 9-1.
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Figure 10-1: Adding DCP to Hardware List
7. Press the Send to Server button at the top of the SCT window to send the new configuration to
the server.
8. Select the Transfer Scripts button located at the top of the SCT.
9. In the Transfer Scripts window that appears:
For Local File, browse to and select:
C:\ProgramFiles\Evertz\mvp\conductor\sys01\samples\dcpbasic.vssl
For Server File select DCP Config from the dropdown menu.
10. Press the Send to Server button to send the DCP configuration file to the server, and then close
the Transfer Scripts window.
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Figure 10-2: Transfer Scripts Window
10.1.2. Enabling the DCP Server
1. Connect a serial cable to the serial port of the output display card running the server.
--------------------------------------------------------|
Onboard Server Configuration
|
|
(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Onboard Server: Enabled
Onboard GPId: Disabled
Onboard VGPId: Disabled
Onboard DCPd: Disabled
-----------------------------------------------(1) Display connection status
(2) Enable server
(3) Enable gpid
(4) Enable vgpid
(5) Enable dcpd
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
> > 1
Figure 10-3: Onboard Server Configuration Menu
2. Select (5) Enable dcpd and then select YES.
3. Select (S) Save and Exit.
4. Reboot the display card.
10.2.
FOR SYSTEMS USING PC SERVER
1. Launch the MVP System Manager and navigate to the System menu and then select Modify
System.
2. Select the Hardware Setup tab.
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3. Add a DCP to the Hardware list by filling out the name, type, and IP address fields. See Figure
9-4 below.
4. When you have entered the information, click Add, and then OK.
5. Select YES to restart the server.
Figure 10-4: Adding the DCP to the Hardware List
6. Click the Transfer Scripts button in the MVP System Manager.
A Transfer Scripts window will appear.
For Local File, browse to and select:
C:\Program Files\Evertz\mvp\conductor\sys01\samples\dcpbasic.vssl
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For Server File, select DCP Config from the dropdown menu (see Figure 9-5 below).
Figure 10-5: Transfer Scripts Window
7. Press the Send to Server button to send the DCP configuration file to the server.
8. Close the Transfer Scripts window.
9. Stop and restart the server.
10.3.
FOR PC AND ONBOARD SERVER – DCP SETUP
1. Press the Select and Setup buttons on the DCP at the same time to enter the setup menu.
2. Ensure that the DCP has the correct IP address as entered in the Hardware Setup Table.
3. Verify all network settings. Use the arrow buttons and rotary knob to enter network information. Also
ensure that the DCP is connected to the same network as the VIPA, and can be pinged from the PC
running the Maestro application.
It may take a few seconds in order for the DCP to connect.
When it does, the dot-matrix display will go from displaying “No Clients Connected” to “Evertz 3000DCP
DCPd@ xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx”.
DCP presets are saved using the format “dnn-pnn”, where nn is the display number and preset button
number.
Use the Maestro software to save presets as a script (File > Save as script) using the described format.
Maestro will automatically place the preset for the DCP in the correct location.
Example:
d01-p01, assigns the preset to display 1 preset button 1
d01-p12, assigns the preset to display 1 preset button “shift” 2 (12)
d04-p08, assigns the preset to display 4 preset button 8
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10.4.
UPGRADING THE 3000DCP
The following are instructions on how to perform a firmware upgrade on the 3000DCP desktop control
panel. Please note that these are secondary methods to performing this upgrade, as it is normally
completed in System Configuration Tool (Hardware Settings > Update).
To use the serial method (baud rate = 115200, 8 data bits, N parity, 2 stop):
1. Connect a serial port to the DB-9 serial connector on the back of the DCP.
2. Hold down the Undo button and the Setup button while powering on the DCP.
3. Using the serial terminal, hit CTRL-X at the prompt to put the unit in upgrade mode.
4. At the prompt type “upload”.
5. Use the terminal software to send the new firmware file using X-modem.
6. After the firmware has been transferred, power cycle the unit.
To use the FTP method:
1. Open a dos window.
2. At the prompt, type “ftp xxx.xxx.xxx.xxxx” where the x’s represent the IP address of the DCP.
3. Hit <ENTER> for username and password.
4. Type “put filename.bin” at the ftp prompt, where “filename.bin” represents the released
firmware for the device.
5. After the file has been transferred successfully, type “quit”.
6. Power cycle the DCP.
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11.
SETTING UP PRESET LOADS
11.1.
SETTING UP A GPI PRESET LOAD - ONBOARD SERVER
Please note that this procedure assumes an SCT has already been installed and configured.
These instructions also assume the default install location of VIP software. If you have installed the VIP
software elsewhere, please substitute your install location wherever the default location is referenced in
the following sections:
Initial configurations of GPI preset loads require the use of Windows Explorer and Notepad. GPI preset
loads are configured through two files: actions.vssl and gpicfg.vssl
11.1.1. The gpicfg.vssl File
The gpicfg.vssl file maps actions to GPIs. These mapped actions are used to define what the gpi will do
(e.g: load a preset).
The syntax for the gpicfg.vssl file can be broken down into three parts:
Part 1: obj GPISource ("DC1")
This defines where the GPIs are connected. When running the Onboard Server, the name of
the output card must be set to (“Local”), and only the GPIs connected to that card may be
used for preset loads. For all other output cards in the system, the GPIs will operate normally.
Part 2: obj gpi(1)
This defines the GPI that will trigger the action (i.e.: the preset load).
Part 3: { action = "presetload" }
The action allows the system to link a GPI to an operation (i.e.: a preset load). The name of the
action defined in the gpicfg.vssl will then be called in the actions.vssl file, the second
configuration file. The actions.vssl file will define that operation.
Example of a configured gpicfg.vssl file:
obj GPISource ("DC1") {
obj gpi(1) { action = "presetload" }
}
This configuration maps GPI 1 for DC1 to an action called “preset load”.
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11.1.2. The actions.vssl File
The actions.vssl file maps actions to a function. These mapped actions are used to define what action will
be executed (e.g.: load a preset).
The syntax for the actions.vssl file may be broken down into three parts:
Part 1: obj ActRunScript("presetload")
This defines the name of the action. The name is referenced by gpicfg.vssl
Part 2: script = "preset1.vssl"
This defines the name of the script file (preset) that will be triggered by the action. The
script file is created in Maestro during design mode.
Part 3: display = 1
This defines the output that the preset will be loaded on. This is a logical output number.
Example DC1, 1,2,3,4,
DC2, 5,6,7,8
Example of a configured actions.vssl file:
obj ActRunScript("presetload") {
script = "preset1.vssl"
display = 1
}
This configuration maps the action “presetload” to the preset “preset1.vssl” which will be loaded on the
first output of the first display card in the system.
11.1.3. How to Set Up a GPI Preset Load
Follow the instructions below to set up a preset load.
Part 1: Editing the gpicfg.vssl File
1. From a Windows 2000/XP operating system, using Windows Explorer, browse to the default install
location of VIP software:
C:\Program Files\ Evertz\ MVP\ Conductor \Samples
2. Double-click the file called gpicfg.vssl, and then select Open With or Select Program from List,
depending on your operating system.
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3. Select Notepad, and click the checkbox beside Always use the selected program to open this kind
of file and then click the OK button.

Note: When using Notepad, make sure that Word Wrap is disabled. A checkmark
appears next to Word Wrap if it is enabled. To disable Word Wrap, click on Word Wrap
in the Format menu. This will disable Word Wrap, removing the checkmark.
4. When you are finished editing, save the file, making sure that Save as Type is set to All Files from
the drop-down list.
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Part 2: Editing the actions.vssl File
1. From a Windows 2000/XP operating system, using Windows Explorer, browse to the default install
location of VIP software:
2.
C:\Program Files\ Evertz\ MVP\ Conductor \Samples
3. Double-click the file called actions.vssl, and select Open With or Select Program from List,
depending on your operating system.
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4. Select Notepad, and click the checkbox beside Always use the selected program to open this kind
of file and then click the OK button.

Note: When using Notepad, make sure that word wrap is disabled. A checkmark
appears next to Word Wrap if it is enabled. To disable Word Wrap, click on Word
Wrap in the Format menu. This will disable Word Wrap, removing the checkmark.
5. When you are finished editing, save the file, making sure that Save as type is set to All Files from the
drop-down list.
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Part 3: Verifying Communication with the Onboard Server
1. Launch the System Configuration Tool and select the System Configuration tab.
2. Select System Type: Onboard Server and enter the IP address of the Onboard Server card in
the text field as depicted below.
3. Click on Get from Server at the top of the System Configuration Tool to retrieve configuration
and verify communication with the Onboard Server.
Part 4: Transferring the Gpicfg.vssl and Actions.vssl Files Using an Onboard Server
1.
Click on Transfer Scripts, which will cause the window below to be displayed.
Figure 11-1: Transfer Scripts
button to open a browse window. Browse to where the gpicfg.vssl and actions.vssl
2. Click on the
files were saved.
The default location is C:\Program Files\Evertz\MVP\Conductor\Samples
3. Select actions.vssl and click open. The Transfer Scripts menu will appear again.
4. From the Server File drop-down box, select Actions.
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Figure 11-2: Transfer Scripts – Local File
5. Click on Send to Server. The file actions.vssl will be sent to the server.
6. Click on the
saved.
box to open a browse window. Browse to where gpicfg.vssl and actions.vssl files were
The default location is C:\Program Files\Evertz\MVP\Conductor\Samples.
7. Select gpicfg.vssl and click open. The Transfer Scripts menu will appear again.
8. From the Server File drop-down box, select GPI Config.
Figure 11-3: Transfer Scripts – Server File
9. Click on “Send to Server”. The file gpicfg.vssl will be sent to the server.
The last step is to enable the GPId daemon.
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Part 5: Enabling GPId Daemon on the Onboard Server
The ability to load presets on a display is controlled by a daemon running on the server output card called
GPId.
This daemon is only used to load presets on a display, it is not required with normal GPI operation.

The next few steps require a PC with HyperTerminal, a serial port, a serial cable, and a
serial upgrade cable.
1. Attach the serial upgrade cable to the server output card and launch HyperTerminal.
2. Once connected with HyperTerminal, hit <ENTER> to display the serial menu of the server output
card.
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Main Menu
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-------------------------------------------------------(1) Network Configuration
(2) Onboard Server Configuration
(3) Utilities
(4) Under Monitor Display Setup
(5) Auxiliary Serial Port Setup
(6) Display Wall Test
(7) Hardware Test Menu
(8) Engineering/Debug
(X) Exit
Figure 11-4: Main Menu
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3.
Select option (2) Onboard Server Configuration.
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Onboard Server Configuration
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(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Onboard Server: Enabled
Onboard GPId: Disabled
Onboard VGPId: Disabled
Onboard DCPd: Disabled
-----------------------------------------------(1) Display connection status
(2) Enable server
(3) Enable gpid
(4) Enable vgpid
(5) Enable dcpd
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
Figure 11-5: Onboard Server Configuration Menu
4.
Select (3) Enable gpid to enable the daemon required to load presets through GPIs.
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Onboard Server Configuration
|
|
(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Onboard Server: Enabled
Onboard GPId: Enabled
Onboard VGPId: Disabled
Onboard DCPd: Disabled
-----------------------------------------------(1) Display connection status
(2) Enable server
(3) Enable gpid
(4) Enable vgpid
(5) Enable dcpd
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
> s
Saving changes..
Please reboot for changes to take effect
5. Select (S) Save and Exit to save the changes. Reboot the server output card for the changes to take
effect.
When the card has been re-booted, GPIs may be used to load the defined presets in the gpicfg.vssl and
actions.vssl files. Please refer to the Maestro manual for more information on how to create the presets.
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11.2.
SETTING UP A VGPI PRESET LOAD – ONBOARD SERVER
VGPIs are virtual GPIs sent by a 7800MVP-PTX or a third party device adhering to the VGPI
protocol format.
Initial configurations of VGPI preset loads require the use of Windows Explorer and Notepad. VGPI
preset loads are configured through two files: actions.vssl and gpicfg.vssl
Please note that this procedure assumes the System Configuration Tool has already been
installed and configured.
These instructions also assume the default install location of VIP software. If you have chosen an
alternate install location, please substitute your install location wherever the default location is referenced
below.
11.2.1. The gpicfg.vssl File
The gpicfg.vssl file maps actions to VGPIs. These mapped actions are used to define what the VGPI will
do (e.g.: load a preset).
The syntax for the gpicfg.vssl file can be broken down into three parts:
Part 1: obj GPISource ("Local")
This defines where the VGPIs are connected. With an onboard server, this entry must be set to
(“Local”), and only the VGPIs connected to the onboard server card can be used for the preset
load. For onboard systems with two output cards, the VGPIs will operate normally for the card not
running the server.
Part 2: obj vgpi(1)
This defines the VGPI that will trigger the action (the preset load).
Part 3: { action = "presetload" }
The action allows the system to link a VGPI to an operation (i.e.: a preset load). The name of the
action defined in the gpicfg.vssl will then be called in the actions.vssl file (the second
configuration file). The actions.vssl file then will define that operation.
The following is an example of a configured gpicfg.vssl file
obj GPISource ("Local") {
obj vgpi(1) { action = "presetload" }
}
This configuration maps VGPI 1 for an onboard server to an action called “preset load”.
11.2.2. The actions.vssl File
The actions.vssl file maps actions to a function. These mapped actions are used to define what the action
will do (e.g.: load a preset).
The syntax for the actions.vssl file can be broken down into three parts:
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Part 1: obj ActRunScript("presetload")
This defines the name of the action. The name is referenced by gpicfg.vssl
Part 2: script = "preset1.vssl"
This defines the name of the script file (preset) that will be triggered by the action. The script file is
created in Maestro during design.
Part 3: display = 1
This defines the output that the preset will be loaded on. This is a logical output number.
The following is an example of a configured actions.vssl file
obj ActRunScript("presetload") {
script = "preset1.vssl"
display = 1
}
This configuration maps the action “presetload” to the preset “preset1.vssl”, which will be loaded
on the first output of the first display card in the system.
11.2.3. How to Set Up a VGPI Preset Load
Follow the instructions below to set up a VGPI preset load.
Part 1: Editing the gpicfg.vssl File
1. From a Windows 2000/XP operating system, using Windows Explorer, browse to the default install
location of VIP software:
C:\Program Files\ Evertz\ MVP\ Conductor \Samples
2. Double-click the file called gpicfg.vssl, and then select Open With or Select Program from List,
depending on your operating system.
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3. Select Notepad, and click the checkbox beside Always use the selected program to open this
kind of file and then click OK button.

Note: When using Notepad, make sure that Word Wrap is disabled. A checkmark
appears next to Word Wrap if it is enabled. To disable Word Wrap, click on Word
Wrap in the Format menu and remove the checkmark.
4. When you are finished editing, save the file, making sure that Save as type is set to All Files from
the drop-down list.
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Part 2: Editing the actions.vssl File
1. From a Windows 2000/XP operating system, using Windows Explorer, browse to the default install
location of VIP software:
C:\Program Files\ Evertz\ MVP\Conductor\Samples
2. Double-click the actions.vssl file, and select Open With or Select Program from List, depending
on your operating system.
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3. Select Notepad and click the checkbox beside Always use the selected program to open this
kind of file and then click OK button.

Note: When using Notepad, make sure that Word Wrap is disabled. A checkmark
appears next to Word Wrap if it is enabled. To disable Word Wrap, click on Word
Wrap in the Format menu and remove the checkmark.
4. When you are finished editing, save the file, making sure that Save as type is set to All Files from
the drop-down list.
Now that gpicfg.vssl and actions.vssl have been configured and saved, they need to be sent to the
server.
Part 3: Verifying Communication with the Onboard Server
1. Launch the System Configuration Tool and select the System Configuration tab.
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2. Select System Type: Onboard Server. Enter the IP address of the onboard server card in the text
field as depicted below.
3. Click on Get from Server at the top of the System Configuration Tool to retrieve configuration
and verify communication with the Onboard Server.
Part 4: Transferring the Gpicfg.vssl and Actions.vssl Files Using an Onboard Server
1. Click on Transfer Scripts, which will cause the window below to be displayed.
Figure 11-6: Transfer Scripts
button to open a browse window. Browse to where the gpicfg.vssl and actions.vssl
2. Click on the
files were saved.
The default location is C:\Program Files\Evertz\MVP\Conductor\Samples.
3. Select actions.vssl and click open. The Transfer Scripts menu will appear again.
4. From the Server File drop-down menu, select Actions.
Figure 11-7: Transfer Scripts – Local File
5. Click on Send to Server. The file actions.vssl will be sent to the server.
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6. Click on the
button to open a browse window. Browse to where the gpicfg.vssl and actions.vssl
files were saved.
The default location is C:\Program Files\Evertz\MVP\Conductor\Samples.
7. Select gpicfg.vssl and click open. The Transfer Scripts menu will appear again.
8. From the Server File drop-down menu, select GPI Config.
Figure 11-8: Transfer Scripts – Server File
9. Click on Send to Server. The file gpicfg.vssl will be sent to the server.
The last step is to enable the VGPId daemon
Part 5: Enabling VGPId Daemon on the Onboard Server
The ability to load presets on a display is controlled by a daemon called “VGPId”, running on the server
output card.
This daemon is only used to load presets on a display. It is not required with normal VGPI operation.

The next few steps require a PC with HyperTerminal, a serial port, a serial cable,
and a serial upgrade cable.
1. Attach the serial upgrade cable to the server output card and launch HyperTerminal.
2. Once connected with HyperTerminal, hit <ENTER> to display the serial menu of the server output
card.
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Main Menu
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(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
|
--------------------------------------------------------(1) Network Configuration
(2) Onboard Server Configuration
(3) Utilities
(4) Under Monitor Display Setup
(5) Auxiliary Serial Port Setup
(6) Display Wall Test
(7) Hardware Test Menu
(8) Engineering/Debug
(X) Exit
3. Select (2) Onboard Server Configuration.
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Onboard Server Configuration
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(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
|
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Onboard Server: Enabled
Onboard GPId: Disabled
Onboard VGPId: Disabled
Onboard DCPd: Disabled
-----------------------------------------------(1) Display connection status
(2) Enable server
(3) Enable gpid
(4) Enable vgpid
(5) Enable dcpd
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
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4. Select (3) Enable vgpid to enable the daemon required to load presets through VGPIs.
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Onboard Server Configuration
|
|
|
(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Onboard Server: Enabled
Onboard GPId: Disabled
Onboard VGPId: Enabled
Onboard DCPd: Disabled
-----------------------------------------------(1) Display connection status
(2) Enable server
(3) Enable gpid
(4) Enable vgpid
(5) Enable dcpd
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
> s
Saving changes..
Please reboot for changes to take effect
5. Select (S) Save and Exit to save the changes. Reboot the server output card for the changes to
take effect.
When the card has been re-booted, VGPIs may be used to load the defined presets in the gpicfg.vssl
and actions.vssl files. Please refer to the Maestro manual for instructions on how to create the presets.
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12.
SETTING UP PROTOCOLS
Sections 11.1 to 11.4 explain how to set up the following protocols on the VIP system:
•
•
•
•
Image Video Protocol
TSL Protocol
X-Y Protocol
ASCII Protocol
Only set up the protocols that are relevant to your system.
12.1.
SETTING UP VIP TO WORK WITH IMAGE VIDEO PROTOCOL
1. Select either RS-422 or RS-232 serial operation by setting jumpers J33 and J34 to one of these two
positions on the auxiliary daughter card of the display card.
2. Power up the system.
3. Set up the auxiliary (rear) serial port baud rate to match the router/switcher device.
This is performed via the upgrade serial port on the front of the card.
4. Select (5) Auxiliary Serial Port Setup from the main menu of the terminal program.
Ensure the settings match those listed below:
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Auxiliary Serial Port Setup
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(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
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115200
Data Bits:
8
Parity:
None
Stop Bits:
2
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set baud rate
(2) Set number of data bits
(3) Set parity
(4) Set number of stop bits
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
>
Figure 12-1: Auxiliary Port Setup Menu
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5. Select (4) Under Monitor Display Setup from the main menu to set up the display card for Image
Video protocol operation.
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Under Monitor Display Setup
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(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Protocol:
Image Video
Input Type:
serial
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set protocol
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
>
Figure 12-2: Under Monitor Display Setup
6. Wire the serial connection from the router/switcher to the auxiliary serial port of the VIPA.
7. Power-cycle the VIPA frame.
8. Using Maestro, add a UMD to a video object by dragging and dropping it onto the video object.
9. In Mode Settings > Mode > Function, select Protocol ID from the drop-down box.
10. Set the Active Protocol ID to match the video mapping defined by the router/switcher.
When the VIPA receives a command from the router/switcher it will now be displayed on the output
display.
12.2.
SETTING UP VIP TO WORK WITH TSL PROTOCOL
1. Select RS-422 serial operation by setting jumpers J33 and J34 to this position on the auxiliary
daughter card on the display card.
2. Power up the system.
3. Set up the auxiliary (rear) serial port baud rate to match the router/switcher device.
This is performed via the upgrade serial port on the front of the card.
4. Select (5) Auxiliary Serial Port Setup from the main menu of the terminal program.
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Ensure the settings match those listed below:
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Auxiliary Serial Port Setup
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(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
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38400
Data Bits:
8
Parity:
even
Stop Bits:
1
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set baud rate
(2) Set number of data bits
(3) Set parity
(4) Set number of stop bits
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
>
Figure 12-3: Auxiliary Serial Port Settings
5. Select (4) Under Monitor Display Setup from the main menu to set up the display card for TSL
protocol operation.
Ensure the settings match those listed below:
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Under Monitor Display Setup
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(3000PPV v1.06 b1248)
|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Protocol:
TSL
Input Type:
serial
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set protocol
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
>
Figure 12-4: Under Monitor Display Setup Settings
6. Wire the serial connection from the router/switcher via the HD-15 connector.
7. Power-cycle the VIP frame.
8. Using Maestro, add a UMD to a video object by dragging and dropping it onto the video object.
9. Navigate to Mode Settings > Mode > Function, and select Protocol ID from the drop-down box.
10. Set the Active Protocol ID to match the video mapping defined by the router/switcher.
When the VIPA receives a command from the router/switcher it will now be displayed on the output
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12.3.
SETTING UP VIPA TO WORK WITH X-Y PROTOCOL
Use the following set of instructions to configure the VIPA to use the X-YI protocol.
12.3.1. Creating the Text Files
1. Create two text files named “router_src.cfg” and “router_dst.cfg”, and save both files to the compact
flash card on the display card(s) in the VIPA system.
Please use the following example to create these two files:
router_src.cfg
#
src id
0
1
2
3
string
“name 1”
“name 2”
“name 3”
“name 4”
Example:
Sample router_src.cfg file:
0 name1
1 name2
2 name3
3 name4
router_dst.cfg
# umd protocol id
0
1
2
dst id
1
2
3
Figure 12-5: Sample Text Files
Example:
Sample router_dst.cfg file:
0 1
1 2
2 3
2. FTP both files to the compact flash cards of all display cards in the system:
C:\ftp “ip address of display card”
ftp>put router_src.cfg
ftp>put router_dst.cfg
ftp>quit
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12.3.2. Setting Up the Display Card(s)
1. Select either RS-422 or RS-232 serial operation by setting jumpers J33 and J34 to one of these two
positions on the auxiliary daughter card of the display card.
2. Power up the system.
3. Set up the auxiliary (rear) serial port baud rate to match the router/switcher device.
4. This is performed via the upgrade serial port on the front of the card.
5. Select (5) Auxiliary Serial Port Setup from the main menu of the terminal program.
Ensure the settings match those listed below:
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Auxiliary Serial Port Setup
|
|
(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Baud Rate:
9600
Data Bits:
8
Parity:
None
Stop Bits:
1
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set baud rate
(2) Set number of data bits
(3) Set parity
(4) Set number of stop bits
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
>
Figure 12-6: Auxiliary Serial Port Setup
6. Select (4) Under Monitor Display Setup from the main menu to set up the display card for XY
Integrator protocol operation.
-----------------------------------------------|
Under Monitor Display Setup
|
|
(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Protocol:
XY Integrator
Input Type:
serial
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set protocol
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
>
Figure 12-7: Setting up XY Integrator Protocol Operation
7. Wire the serial connection from the router/switcher to the auxiliary serial port of the VIPA.
8. Power-cycle the VIPA frame.
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9. Using Maestro, add a UMD to a video object by dragging and dropping it onto the video object.
10. Navigate to Mode Settings > Mode > Function, and select Protocol ID from the drop-down box.
11. Set the Active Protocol ID to match the video mapping defined by the router/switcher.
When the VIPA receives a command from the router/switcher it will now be displayed on the output
display.
The command that we expect to see is as follows:
S:02,0
= 02: level 0, destination 2
= ,1: source 1
Figure 12-8: Command Displayed on the Output Display
Therefore, using the above files as an example – we would display at UMD protocol id 1, the text string
“name 2”.
12.4.
SETTING UP VIPA TO WORK WITH ASCII PROTOCOL
12.4.1. Creating the Text File
1. Create a text file named “router.cfg” and save it to the compact flash on the display card.
Use the following example to setup the file:
# Input id
0
1
2
3
Sample:
0
1
2
3
String
Source 0
Source 1
Source 2
Evertz MVP
Source0
Source1
Source2
EvertzMVP
2. FTP the file to the compact flash cards of all display cards in the system:
C:\ftp “IP address of display card”
ftp>put router.cfg
ftp>quit
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12.4.2. Setting Up the Display Card(s)
1. Select either RS-422 or RS-232 serial operation by setting jumpers J33 and J34 to one of these two
positions on the auxiliary daughter card of the display card.
2. Power up the system.
3. Set up the auxiliary (rear) serial port baud rate to match the router/switcher device.
This is performed via the upgrade serial port on the front of the card.
4. Select (5) Auxiliary Serial Port Setup from the main menu of the terminal program.
Ensure the settings match those listed below:
-----------------------------------------------|
Auxiliary Serial Port Setup
|
|
(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Baud Rate:
115200
Data Bits:
8
Parity:
None
Stop Bits:
2
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set baud rate
(2) Set number of data bits
(3) Set parity
(4) Set number of stop bits
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
>
Figure 12-9: Auxiliary Serial Port Setup Menu
5. Select (4) Under Monitor Display Setup from the main menu to set up the display card for ASCII
protocol operation.
-----------------------------------------------|
Under Monitor Display Setup
|
|
(7867VIPA8-DUO-HS 1.0.0)
|
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Protocol:
Philips ASCII
Input Type:
serial
-----------------------------------------------(1) Set protocol
(S) Save and Exit
(X) Exit
>
Figure 12-10: Under Monitor Display Setup Menu
6. Wire the serial connection from the router/switcher to the auxiliary serial port of the VIPA.
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7. Power-cycle the VIPA frame.
8. Using Maestro, add a UMD to a video object by dragging and dropping it onto the video object.
9. Navigate to Mode Settings > Mode > Function, and select Protocol ID from the drop-down box.
10. Set the Active Protocol ID to match the video mapping defined by the router/switcher.
When the VIPA receives a command from the router/switcher it will now be displayed on the output
display.
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13.
CONFIGURING FONTS
The MVP installer comes with a selection of predefined fonts. If installed to the default location, these
fonts can be found at:
C:\\Program Files\Evertz\MVP\Resources\Fonts
To configure fonts on the VIPA, follow the procedure outlined below:
1. Using the System Manager, click the Configure Fonts button.
2. In the window that appears, click on the browse button, and then navigate to the save location for
fonts.
Figure 13-1: Select Font File
3. When finished, you will send the fonts to the appropriate card.
To send the fonts to a specific card, select the card in the Font Configuration window, and then
click the Send Fonts to Selected Cards button.
To send the fonts to all cards, do not select any card, and then click the Send Fonts to All Cards
button.
4. Reboot the display card.
5. Open Maestro, and right click on the system. From the menu that appears, choose Download
System Configuration.
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Figure 13-2: Maestro
The fonts have now been successfully configured.
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14.
VISTALINK® REMOTE MONITORING/CONTROL
14.1.
WHAT IS VISTALINK®?
VistaLINK® is Evertz’ remote monitoring and configuration platform which operates over an Ethernet
network using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). SNMP is a standard computer network
protocol that enables different devices sharing the same network to communicate with each other.
VistaLINK® provides centralized alarm management, which monitors, reports, and logs all incoming alarm
events and dispatches alerts to all the VLPro Clients connected to the server. Card configuration through
VistaLINK® PRO can be performed on an individual or multi-card basis using simple copy and paste
routines, which reduces the time to configure each module separately. Finally, VistaLINK® enables the
user to configure devices in the network from a central station and receive feedback that the configuration
has been carried out.
There are 3 components of SNMP:
1. An SNMP manager, also known as a Network Management System (NMS), is a computer running
special software that communicates with the devices in the network.
Evertz VistaLINK®-C
Configuration Utility graphical user interface (GUI), third party or custom manager software may be
used to monitor and control Evertz VistaLINK® enabled products.
2. Managed devices, each with a unique address (OID), communicate with the NMS through an SNMP
Agent. The 7867VIPA8/16/32-DUO-HS communicates directly with the manager using its internal
Agent.
3. A virtual database known as the Management information Base (MIB) lists all the variables being
monitored, which both the Manager and Agent understand. Please contact Evertz for further
information about obtaining a copy of the MIB for interfacing to a third party Manager/NMS.
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15.
APPENDIX A
15.1.
DIN SPECIFICATIONS
15.1.1. Evertz DIN1.0/2.3 Connector Details
As I/O density increases and size decreases today’s broadcast manufactures are constantly looking for
ways to find a happy medium between these two diametrically opposed concepts. One simple way is to
move away from standard 75Ω BNC connectors and to begin using some smaller form factor 75 Ω
connector. Recent developments from connector manufactures has resulted in the availability of a new
type of connector quickly becoming popular to meet exactly this need. The connector is referred to as a
DIN type connector. Sometimes mistakenly referred to as MiniDIN, Mini BNC or SMA connectors DIN type
75 Ω connectors are becoming very popular both due to their high performance capability, easily
supporting 3G applications, their obvious high density, and the fact that the connector offers a positive
locking style connector instead of BNC’s compression style fit. Evertz’s next generation of smaller high
density applications must not only work well in terms of performance and signal quality. They must also
support 3Gb/s signals, work well in difficult physical environments such as Trucks and OB vans. That is
why for applications requiring a connector with a higher density than that of BNC while offering 3Gb/s
performance and a positive lock onto their mating jack Evertz has chosen to use the DIN connector.
The particular connector chosen is the DIN1.0/2.3 connector. This connector, originally established as a
50 Ω connector for the telecommunications industry, has been redesigned as a 75 Ω connector for the
broadcast industry. The connectors are typically rated to 3.7-4Gb/s data rates (a 4Gb/s capable
connector might be referred to as a 2GHz connector) and support typical mini hi-res cable or standard
HD/3G cable depending on the connector.
For small diameter cable, Belden 1855A is the cable Evertz uses as a reference, but of course any cable
with appropriately matching specifications to that of Belden 1855A cable will work. When choosing a
different cable take care to compare the AWG/diameter of the center conductor, the OD (outside
diameter) of the outer shield, and the OD of the jacket (total cable OD), as the measurements that should
be carefully matched to ensure the cable will properly perform with the DIN1.0/2.3 connectors that support
this size cable. Information on 1855A style connector is included below.
For large diameter cable, Belden 1694A is the cable Evertz uses as a reference but of course any cable
with appropriately matching specifications to that of Belden 1694A cable will work. Information on 1694A
style connectors is included below. There are several other types of connectors available from different
manufacturers, which meet the DIN1.0/2.3 specification, and these connectors will work too. We offer this
information on 3rd party connectors as a result of empirical anecdotal testing and not as an endorsement
of one vendor over another. Please contact Evertz for further support and information regarding DIN
Specifications.
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15.1.2. ITT Cannon DIN1.0/2.3 Connector Details
The Cannon 75 _ 1.0/2.3 connector series are widely used in applications requiring a high density solution
and have become a standard in telecommunications in many parts of the world. Designed to meet the
requirements of DIN 47247 and CECC 22230, these connectors feature a push/pull coupling mechanism
to ensure mating integrity and a snap-on interface for ease of connection. Due to their small size these
connectors can be densely packed while providing significant space savings over other 75Ω connector
products.
Connectors and Tooling are available from ITT Cannon or your local ITT Cannon distributor. Additional
information can be found at ITT Cannon’s website: www.ittcannon.com under: products, RF75, 1.0/2.3
Electrical
Impedance
Frequency Range
Voltage Rating
Insulation Resistance
75 Ω nominal
With 75 Ω connector on 75 Ω cable = 0 -2 GHz
At Sea Level = 250 Vrms
1000 M Ω minimum
Inner contact = 6 m Ω typical maximum Outer contact
= 2.5 m Ω maximum
Contact Resistance
With 75 connector on 75 Ω cable and
F=1GHz
0.1 maximum
Mechanical
Withdrawal Force, inner female contact
Withdrawal force, outer male contact
jacks and
Insertion force between
plugs
Withdrawal force
jacks and
between
plugs
Materials
Finish / Plating:
0.2 N (0.04 lbs.) minimum
0.7 N (0.15 lbs.) minimum
10 N (2.24 lbs.) maximum
0.9 N (0.20 lbs.) minimum
Bodies and nuts: Brass
Inner male contact: Brass of Berylium Copper.
Inner and outer female contacts:Berylium Copper.
Insulators: PTFE or Thermoplastics
Crimp ferrules: Copper alloy
Contact surfaces: Gold over Nickel.
Bodies and crimp ferrules: Nickel or Gold over Nickel
Environmental
Temperature Rating
-40 degrees C to 85 degrees C
General
Connector Durability
Standards
500 matings minimum
CECC 22230, DIN 47297, RC9333 (T54 only)
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15.1.3. ITT Cannon DIN1.0/2.3 Assembly Details
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15.1.5. White Sands DIN1.0/2.3 Connector Details (1 piece CRIMP) for 1855A
SPECIFICATIONS:
Impedance
Frequency Range
Insertion Loss
Cable Retention Force
Center Pin Retention
Mating Style
Current Rating
Working Voltage
Center Conductor Contact & Plating
Body Material
Body Plating
RFI
75 Ohm
DC – 3.0 GHz (dependent upon cable limitations)
<0.1 dB @ 1 GHz
> 40 lbs.
> 150 grams
Positive Locking
2 Amps
< 300 vrms
Phosphor Bronze with Gold Plate
Brass
Nickel
> 85 dB
White Sands Engineering’s 1.0/2.3FP plug features a fixed pin, one-piece design which can be installed
quickly and reliably in the field. It is compatible with our YR46940 mini RG59 precision video cables as
well as Belden 1855A, Gepco VDM230, Commscope 7538B, Coleman 99401. White Sands can provide
connectors and tools, or cable assembles terminated with 1.0/2.3FP or other connectors as needed.
For more information on the 1.0/2.3FP and our entire line of fixed pin, one-piece connectors for mini
RG59, visit our website at www.whitesandsengineering.com.
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15.1.6. White Sands DIN1.0/2.3 Connector Details (1 piece CRIMP) for 1855A Assembly Details
STEP 1: Use CPT7538125 tool to strip cable to
proper dimensions as shown. Make sure there is no
braid wrapped around the center conductor creating
a short.
STEP 2: Fold Braid back over jacket. Leave foil on
dielectric, ensuring foil is smooth all around
dielectric.
STEP 3: Insert the center conductor and dielectric
with foil into the center diameter of the connector.
Push the connector onto the cable while rotatin the
connection ½ a turn. Ensure cable is inserted
completely into the connectior with no braid visible
behind the connector.
Note: Continuity test cable before crimping to ensure
a good connection.
STEP 4: Crimp one time on all 3 rings of the
connector where shown using the .213 die on the
ACT483 crimp tool.
The positive locking mechanism in this connector ensure secure mating that will not be affected by
vibration or accidental tugs on the cable. Connectors can only be unmated from high density panels using
the 1.0REMTOOL.
CPT7538125: Strip tool, ¼ “ x 1/8 “ for mini RG59 cable.
ACT483: Crimp tool, .270” and .213” hex dies for mini RG59 connectors.
1.0REMTOOL: Removal tool for 1.0/2.3FP connectors.
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