GPI-100 User Manual

GPI-100
VANC to GPIO Trigger Inserter/Decoder
User Manual
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Ross Part Number: GPI100DR-004-04
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Release Date: November 28, 2013.
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Contents
Introduction
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Overview.............................................................................................................................. 1-2
Features.................................................................................................................. 1-2
Functional Block Diagram................................................................................................... 1-3
User Interfaces ..................................................................................................................... 1-4
DashBoard Control System™ ............................................................................... 1-4
On-screen Menu System........................................................................................ 1-4
Documentation Terms and Conventions.............................................................................. 1-5
Installation
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Before You Begin ................................................................................................................ 2-2
Static Discharge..................................................................................................... 2-2
Unpacking.............................................................................................................. 2-2
Quick Start ........................................................................................................................... 2-3
Installing the GPI-100.......................................................................................................... 2-5
Supported Rear Modules ....................................................................................... 2-5
Installing a Rear Module ....................................................................................... 2-5
Installing the GPI-100 ........................................................................................... 2-6
Cabling for the GPI-100 ...................................................................................................... 2-7
Rear Module Cabling ............................................................................................ 2-7
Connections Overview .......................................................................................... 2-7
Software Upgrades............................................................................................................... 2-9
User Controls
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Card Overview ..................................................................................................................... 3-2
Control and Monitoring Features......................................................................................... 3-3
Status and Selection LEDs on the GPI-100........................................................... 3-3
Configuration
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General Settings ................................................................................................................... 4-2
Configuring GPIOs .............................................................................................................. 4-3
Configuring the GPIO Mask ................................................................................. 4-3
GPIO Polarity ........................................................................................................ 4-3
Setting the Logging Timestamp........................................................................................... 4-5
Downloading Log Files ....................................................................................................... 4-6
Monitoring ........................................................................................................................... 4-7
Using the On-Screen Menus
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On-screen Display Overview............................................................................................... 5-2
OSD Switch Overview .......................................................................................... 5-2
OSD Layout and Navigation................................................................................................ 5-3
Using the Menus .................................................................................................................. 5-4
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Specifications
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Technical Specifications ...................................................................................................... 6-2
Service Information
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Troubleshooting Checklist ................................................................................................... 7-2
Reset Button........................................................................................................... 7-2
Warranty and Repair Policy ................................................................................................. 7-3
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Introduction
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following sections:
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Overview
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Functional Block Diagram
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User Interfaces
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Documentation Terms and Conventions
A Word of Thanks
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Your GPI-100 is part of a full line of Digital Products within the openGear Terminal Equipment
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1974.
You will be pleased at how easily your new GPI-100 fits into your overall working environment.
Equally pleasing is the product quality, reliability and functionality. Thank you for joining the
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Should you have a question pertaining to the installation or operation of your GPI-100, please
contact us at the numbers listed on the back cover of this manual. Our technical support staff is
always available for consultation, training, or service.
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Introduction • 1–1
Overview
The GPI-100 enables GPIO triggers to be carried in the Vertical Ancillary (VANC) data area of an
SDI (SMPTE 259) or HD-SDI (SMPTE 292) video signal, in accordance with SMPTE 291 and
other related standards. The GPI-100, as an encoder, reads GPIO inputs and inserts them into the
VANC. As a decoder, it reads the VANC and applies the data to GPIO outputs. This allows GPIO
enabled equipment to be triggered remotely through the video path.
The GPI-100 provides a simple interface allowing the carriage of GPIO triggers as part of the
video signal. For example:
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The card is set to act as an encoder or a decoder. This determines if the card will read and
place the GPIOs into the VANC (encode) or read the VANC and assert the GPIOs
(decode).
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GPIO triggers are logged both to the screen and to a log file. The log file can be
transferred from the card to a PC through a network connection.
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Entries in the log file are time stamped. The GPI-100 can be set to use an NTP time
server, time code or its own internal clock as its time reference.
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One GPI-100 can insert trigger for many GPI-100s acting as receivers. There are eight
GPIOs available and a receiver can act on all or some of them.
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Card configuration can be uploaded to a PC. This configuration can be used to
reconfigure a card back to a known state or to quickly clone the card setup into other
cards.
Features
The following features make the GPI-100 the best solution for carrying GPIO triggers with the
video:
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Operates automatically with popular SD and HD video formats
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Each card can be set up to either encode or decode
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Frame-accurate triggering: each trigger is delivered within one video frame time
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All triggers are logged as proof of delivery
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Allows you to select a unique Originator ID so another operator’s triggers will not affect
your GPIO outputs
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Video bypass capability
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Reports status and can be configured remotely via the DashBoard Control System™
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Fits openGear DFR-8300 series frames
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5-year transferable warranty
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Functional Block Diagram
This section provides the functional block diagram that outlines the workflow of the GPI-100.
HD/SD-SDI IN
BYPASS
EQUALIZE/
DESERIALIZE
INSERT
VANC
SERIALIZE
HD/SD-SDI MON OUT
EXTRACT
VANC
GPIOs
HD/SD-SDI OUT
CPU
OSD
SERIALIZE
OSD/SD-SDI OUT
Figure 1.1 Simplified Block Diagram
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Introduction • 1–3
User Interfaces
The GPI-100 includes two user interfaces.
DashBoard Control System™
The DashBoard Control System™ enables you to monitor and control openGear frames and cards
from a computer. DashBoard communicates with other cards in the DFR-8300 series frame
through the Network Controller Card. The DashBoard Control System software and manual are
available for download from our website.
For More Information on...
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the GPI-100 menus in DashBoard, refer to the chapter “Configuration” on page 4-1.
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using DashBoard, refer to the DashBoard User Manual available from our website.
On-screen Menu System
For maximum flexibility of configuration, the GPI-100 also provides a Heads-Up Display on an
SDI video output. When activated, card status and parameters can be viewed and adjusted using
the card-mounted finger joystick and an easy to use menu system.
For More Information on...
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the card-edge controls, refer to the section “Card Overview” on page 3-2.
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the on-screen menu system, refer to the chapter “Using the On-Screen Menus” on
page 5-1.
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Documentation Terms and Conventions
The following terms and conventions are used throughout this manual.
Terms
The following terms are used:
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“Board” and “Card” refer to the GPI-100 card itself, including all components and
switches.
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“DashBoard” refers to the DashBoard Control System™.
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“GPIO” means General Purpose Input-Output. This term is commonly used in the
broadcast industry to refer to DC signals used by one device to control another.
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“openGear Frame” refers to the DFR-8300 series and OG3-FR series frame that houses
the GPI-100 card.
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“Operator” and “User” refer to the person who uses the GPI-100.
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“Rear Module” refers to the connector module at the rear of the frame, into which the
GPI-100 is inserted.
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“System” and “Video system” refer to the mix of interconnected production and terminal
equipment in which the GPI-100 operates.
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“VANC” is the Vertical Ancillary data space of a serial digital video signal, and is defined
by SMPTE 291M.
Conventions
The following conventions are used:
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“Operating Tips” and “Note” boxes are used throughout this manual to provide
additional user information.
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Introduction • 1–5
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Installation
In This Chapter
This chapter provides instructions for installing the GPI-100, installing the card into the frame,
cabling details, and updating the card software.
The following topics are discussed:
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Before You Begin
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Quick Start
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Installing the GPI-100
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Cabling for the GPI-100
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Software Upgrades
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Installation • 2–1
Before You Begin
Before proceeding with the instructions in this chapter, ensure that your openGear frame is
properly installed according to the instructions in its manual.
Static Discharge
Throughout this chapter, please heed the following cautionary note:
ESD Susceptibility — Static discharge can cause serious damage to sensitive
semiconductor devices. Avoid handling circuit boards in high static environments such as
carpeted areas and when synthetic fiber clothing is worn. Always exercise proper grounding
precautions when working on circuit boards and related equipment.
Unpacking
Unpack each GPI-100 you received from the shipping container and ensure that all items are
included. If any items are missing or damaged, contact your sales representative or Ross Video
directly.
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Quick Start
Assuming you have an openGear frame, two GPI-100 cards and two Rear Modules, the following
steps will get you started with VANC metadata insertion:
1. Connect the openGear frame to your LAN. Refer to the DFR-8300 and OG3-FR Series
User Manual and MFC-8300 Series User Manual for details.
2. Install DashBoard on a computer connected to the LAN. The DashBoard Control
System™ software and user manual are available from the Ross Video website.
3. Install each rear module in the frame, as described in the section “Installing a Rear
Module” on page 2-5.
4. Install each GPI-100 card into a rear module as described in the section “Installing the
GPI-100” on page 2-6. One card will be used to insert the GPIO triggers into the VANC
and the second card will be used to read the GPIOs from the VANC.
5. Connect a 292 or 259 signal to the SDI IN BNC on the rear module of the encode card.
Refer to the section “Cabling for the GPI-100” on page 2-7 for details.
6. Connect the SDI OUT BNC of the encode card to the SDI IN BNC of the decode card.
7. Launch DashBoard on your computer. It should automatically find your frame within a
minute or two.
Configure a GPI-100 as an Encoder
1. Click the “+” next to the frame name to show the cards in the frame, then double-click
the GPI-100 to be used as the encoder.
2. Select the Settings tab and set the Card Function to Encode. It is also a good idea to
give the card a meaningful name. This makes it easier to identify it in a frame which
contains many cards. Click Accept to apply these changes.
3. Select the GPIO Mask tab and select the boxes for all eight GPIOs. It will not matter if
you do not connect a GPIO to every connection because the connection will be open by
default. Click Save to apply this change.
4. Connect a GPIO source (for example, a switch) to one or more of the GPIO inputs of the
card as described in the section “Cabling for the GPI-100” on page 2-7.
Configure a GPI-100 as a Decoder
1. Click the “+” next to the frame name to show the cards in the frame, then double-click
the GPI-100 to be used as the decoder.
2. Select the Settings tab and set the Card Function to Decode. Give the card a name.
Click Accept to apply these changes.
3. Select the GPIO Mask tab and select the boxes for all eight GPIOs. Click Save to
apply this change.
4. Connect one or more of the GPIO outputs of the card to a GPIO controlled device. Your
GPIO source is now driving your GPIO controlled device through the VANC.
5. You must set the time for the log’s time stamp to be accurate:
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Select the Time tab and set the time according to the instructions in the section
“Setting the Logging Timestamp” on page 4-5.
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Select a Time Source (Timecode is recommended if it is available in the VANC).
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Set the other parameters if required for the Time Source.
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Click Accept to apply your changes.
6. Select the Log tab of the decode card. Each time your GPIO source sends a trigger it
appears in the log. This tab shows the last 20 entries of the log file maintained on the
GPI-100. The complete log can be downloaded to the PC by clicking the Download
Logfile Save button.
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Installing the GPI-100
This section outlines how to install a rear module and card in a openGear frame. Refer to the
section “Cabling for the GPI-100” on page 2-7 for cabling details.
Supported Rear Modules
The following rear modules are required when installing the GPI-100:
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DFR-8310 series frames — The MDL-R10 Full Rear Module is required. The GPI-100
is not compatible with the DFR-8310-BNC frame.
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DFR-8321 and OG3-FR series frames — The MDL-R20 Full Rear Module is required.
Installing a Rear Module
If the Rear Module is installed, proceed to the section “Installing the GPI-100” on page 2-6.
To install a rear module in your openGear frame
1. Locate the card frame slots on the rear of the frame.
2. Remove the Blank Plate from the slot you have chosen for the GPI-100 installation.
3. Install the bottom of the Rear Module in the Module Seating Slot at the base of the
frame’s back plane. (Figure 2.1)
Screw Hole
Module Seating Slots
Figure 2.1 Rear Module Installation in an openGear Frame (GPI-100 not shown)
4. Align the top hole of the Rear Module with the screw on the top-edge of the frame back
plane.
5. Using a Phillips screwdriver and the supplied screw, fasten the Rear Module to the back
plane of the frame. Do not over tighten.
6. Ensure proper frame cooling and ventilation by having all rear frame slots covered with
Rear Modules or Blank Plates.
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Installation • 2–5
Installing the GPI-100
Use the following procedure to install the GPI-100 in an openGear frame:
1. Locate the Rear Module you installed in the procedure “Installing a Rear Module” on
page 2-5.
Notice — Heat and power distribution requirements within a frame may dictate specific slot
placements of cards. Cards with many heat-producing components should be arranged to
avoid areas of excess heat build-up, particularly in frames using convectional cooling.
2. Hold the GPI-100 by the edges and carefully align the card-edges with the slots in the
frame.
3. Fully insert the card into the frame until the rear connection plus is properly seated in the
Rear Module.
4. Verify whether your rear module label is self-adhesive by checking the back of the label
for a thin wax sheet. You must remove this wax sheet before affixing the label.
5. Affix the supplied rear module label to the BNC area of the Rear Module.
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Cabling for the GPI-100
This section provides information for connecting cables to the installed Rear Modules on the
openGear frames. Connect the input and output cables according to the following sections.
Rear Module Cabling
This section provides cabling diagrams for the rear modules. The type of rear module depends on
the frame the card is installed in.
DFR-8310 Series Frames
Each MDL-R10 occupies one slot and accommodates one card. The MDL-R10 provides one
SDI input, a bypass relay from BNC 1 to BNC 3, bi-directional Logic-level GPIOs, and a
monitoring video output. (Figure 2.2)
DFR-8321 and OG3-FR Series Frames
Each MDL-R20 occupies two slots and accommodates one card. The MDL-R20 provides one
SDI input, a bypass relay from BNC 1 to BNC 3, bi-directional Logic-level GPIOs, and a
monitoring video output. (Figure 2.3)
HD/SD-SDI
In
1 2
4
HD/SD-SDI
Out
HD/SD-SDI MON
Out
GPIOs
5 6
HD/SD-SDI
MON Out
1 2
ANLG OSD
Out
3
Not connected
HD/SD-SDI
In
SDI OSD
Out
Figure 2.2 Cabling for the MDL-R10 Rear Module
HD/SD-SDI
Out
3
GPIOs
4 5
SDI OSD
Out
Not connected
Figure 2.3 Cabling for the MDL-R20 Rear Module
Connections Overview
This section briefly outlines the types of connections available on the rear modules.
SDI In — BNC 1
BNC 1 accepts an SDI (SMPTE 259) or HD-SDI (SMPTE 292) video signal. The GPI-100
requires this input in all cases. It inserts or extracts VANC packets in this signal and routes the
resulting output to BNC 3. The input signal is internally terminated in 75ohms when the GPI-100
is active; when the GPI-100 is in bypass, the termination is provided by the downstream
equipment connected to BNC 3.
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SDI Out — BNC 3
BNC 3 carries the main program output from the GPI-100, consisting of the signal applied to
BNC 1, with VANC data packets inserted. BNC 1 is routed directly to BNC 3 (without passing
through the GPI-100), under the following circumstances: power off, GPI-100 card removed,
GPI-100 Bypass push-button out, software selection or certain major error conditions.
SDI Monitor Out — BNC 2
When the GPI-100 is active, BNC 2 carries a copy of the SDI output present on BNC 3. This can
be useful for test purposes. BNC 2 does not have any bypass capability: with power off or the
GPI-100 removed, there is no output signal on this jack.
SDI OSD Out — BNC 5 or BNC 6
BNC 5 (BNC 6 on the MDL-R10) carries an SDI (SMPTE 259) video signal that can be
connected to an SDI video monitor for setup of operating parameters, in conjunction with the
GPI-100’s Menu switch (SW2).
GPIO Inputs/Outputs
GPIOs 1-8 are inputs to the GPI-100 when used to encode GPIO triggers into the VANC. These
jacks are outputs when GPIO triggers are decoded from the VANC. Refer to Figure 2.4 for
MDL-R10 pinouts and Figure 2.5 for MDL-R20 pinouts.
G
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Figure 2.4 GPIO Pinouts for the MDL-R10
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
G
Figure 2.5 GPI Pinouts for the MDL-R20
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Software Upgrades
This section provides instructions for upgrading the software for your GPI-100 using the
DashBoard Control System™.
To upgrade the software on a GPI-100
1. Contact Ross Technical Support for the latest software version file.
2. Launch the DashBoard client on your computer.
3. Display a tab for the card you wish to upgrade by double-clicking its status indicator in
the Basic Tree View.
4. From the Device tab, click Upload to display the Select File for upload dialog box.
5. Navigate to the *.bin upload file you wish to upload.
6. Click Open and follow the on-screen instructions.
7. Click Finish to start the upgrade.
8. Monitor the upgrade.
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A Upload Status dialog enables you to monitor the upgrade process.
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The card reboots automatically once the file is uploaded. The card is temporarily
taken offline.
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The reboot process is complete once the status indicators for the Card State and
Connection return to their previous status.
Operating Tip — If you are running DashBoard version 2.3.0 or lower, you must
click Reboot in the Device tab to complete the upgrade process.
Troubleshooting
If you encounter problems when upgrading your card software, verify the following:
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Ethernet cable is properly connected if you are uploading the file via a network
connection.
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The file you are attempting to load is a *.bin file that is for the card you are upgrading.
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User Controls
In This Chapter
This chapter provides a general overview of the user controls available on the GPI-100.
The following topics are discussed:
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Card Overview
•
Control and Monitoring Features
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User Controls • 3–1
Card Overview
This section provides a general overview of the GPI-100 card components.
1
2
3
Figure 3.1 GPI-100 — Components
1) Bypass Switch (SW1)
2) Menu Switch (SW2)
3) Reset Switch (SW3)
1. Bypass Switch (SW1)
If the GPI-100 is installed in the MDL-R20 rear module, this two-position push-button can be
used to control the relay.
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When the push-button is in the IN position, the GPI-100 is in the video signal path.
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Pressing it once moves the switch to the OUT position and bypasses the GPI-100.
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Pressing it again restores the GPI-100 to its active state.
2. Menu Switch (SW2)
The recommended user interface for the GPI-100 is the DashBoard program, running on a
computer connected to the openGear frame through an Ethernet connection. If your frame does
not have the LAN option, or you do not have access to a computer with DashBoard, you can use
the on-screen display (OSD) in conjunction with the Menu Switch. This requires either an SDI or
analog monitor (NSTC or PAL) to be connected to the GPI-100. The Menu Switch is a
five-direction square finger joystick located near the front card-edge.
For details on the use of the Menu Switch and OSD, refer to the chapter “Using the On-Screen
Menus” on page 5-1.
3. Reset Switch (SW3)
This button is used for rebooting the card. Refer to the section “Reset Button” on page 7-2 for
details.
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the LEDs available on the card-edge, refer to the section “Control and Monitoring
Features” on page 3-3.
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Control and Monitoring Features
This section provides information on the card-edge LEDs for the GPI-100. Refer to Figure 3.2
for the location of the LEDs.
POWER LED (DS1)
BYPASS LED (DS2)
Bypass Switch (SW1)
PGM VIDEO IN LED (DS3)
PGM VIDEO OUT LED (DS4)
DS5 LED
DS6 LED
Menu Switch (SW2)
DS7 LED
DS8 LED
VIDEO ERROR LED (DS9)
UNKNOWN REAR MODULE LED (DS10)
DS11 LED
DS12 LED
Reset Button (SW3)
Figure 3.2 GPI-100 Card-edge Controls
Status and Selection LEDs on the GPI-100
The front-edge of the GPI-100 has LED indicators for communication activity. Basic LED
displays and descriptions are provided in Table 3.1.
Table 3.1 LEDs on the GPI-100
LED
POWER
(DS1)
BYPASS
(DS2)
PGM VID IN
(DS3)
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Color
Display and Description
Green
When lit green, this LED indicates that the card is running with
a valid input.
Flashing Green
When flashing green, this LED indicates that the bootloader is
waiting for a software upload.
Yellow
When lit yellow, this LED indicates there is a warning for a
signal or a configuration error is occurring.
Red
When lit red, this LED indicates that the card is not operational.
This will occur if, for example, there is not video input.
Off
When off, this LED indicates that there is no power.
Red
When lit red, the GPI-100’s video is bypassed.
Off
When off, this LED indicates that the GPI-100 is in the video
path and is capable of inserting data.
Green
When lit green, the Program Video input is present and valid.
Red
When lit red, no valid input is present. This typically means that
the input cable is disconnected.
User Controls • 3–3
Table 3.1 LEDs on the GPI-100
LED
PGM VID
OUT (DS4)
3–4 • User Controls
Color
Display and Description
Green
When lit green, the Program Video output serializer is locked to
a valid input.
Red
When lit red, there is a hardware fault on the card.
DS5
This LED is not implemented.
DS6
This LED is not implemented.
DS7
This LED is not implemented.
DS8
This LED is not implemented.
VIDEO
ERROR
(DS9)
Green
When lit green, this LED indicates no video errors are
occurring.
Orange
When lit orange, this LED indicates that there has been an error
(e.g. EDH) in the video input stream.
UKNOWN
REAR
MODULE
(DS10)
Green
When lit green, this LED indicates a supported rear module is
installed with the card.
Orange
When lit orange, this LED indicates this indicates that the rear
module connected to the GPI-100 is not one of the types
recognized by the software. Operation may not be correct.
DS11
This LED is not implemented.
DS12
This LED is not implemented.
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Configuration
In This Chapter
This chapter explains how to use the user interface to set up the GPI-100. This discussion is based
on the use of DashBoard through a network connection. The order of sections in this chapter
follows the workflow required to set up the GPI-100 for operation. It is recommended that you
proceed through the following sections in order to achieve the best possible understanding of the
product.
The following topics are discussed:
•
General Settings
•
Configuring GPIOs
•
Setting the Logging Timestamp
•
Downloading Log Files
•
Monitoring
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Configuration • 4–1
General Settings
This section provides a summary of the initial tasks you may wish to perform before configuring
your card for monitoring VANC data. Before proceeding to any of the other sections, please
ensure that these settings are correct, as they will have an effect on the operation of the other
functions.
To configure the general settings
1. Select the Settings tab.
2. Type a unique name for your card in the Card ID field. This is especially useful if you
have more than one GPI-100 in a frame. You may also want to add “Encode” or
“Decode” to the name. If this field is blank, the name is just “GPI-100”.
3. Use the Card Function to determine if the card will be used to encode (Encode)
triggers into the VANC or decode (Decode) triggers from the VANC.
4. Use the Originator field to specify a unique value to represent the code that protects
against GPIOs from other originators being detected.
5. Use the DID and SDID fields to specify the VANC address used to encoded and decode
the triggers. The default address is 84/2 decimal (54/02 hex). This should not be changed
unless it conflicts with existing VANC data. If you need to change it, please set the same
address in encoders and decoders.
6. If required, configure the Heads-up Display as follows:
•
Set the OSD Video Type to suit your picture monitor.
•
The OSD Background Color is normally black, but other selections are available
for your convenience. If the video input is a standard definition SMPTE 259 signal
(480i 59.94 or 576i 50), you can select Overlay as the background color. This
causes the menus to be keyed over the video background. If you select Overlay
when the video input is HD or absent, the background is black.
7. If you selected Encode in step 3., set Encode Line and the Encode Channel values.
These settings are ignored for the Decode Card Function and the card will look for the
triggers on any valid line and channel combination.
8. Click Accept to apply the changes.
9. You can save the Configuration of the card to a file on a PC by clicking Save.
10. The Factory Defaults Reset button clears all configuration settings and restores the
settings to as they were shipped from the factory.
4–2 • Configuration
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Configuring GPIOs
The GPI-100 has eight GPIOs connections on the rear module. You can monitor the status of each
of the inputs/outputs as either Low or High using the fields in the GPIO Status tab. This section
outlines how to configure a GPIO to be active and if required, reverse its polarity.
Configuring the GPIO Mask
The GPIO Mask tab controls which of the eight GPIOs are active. The GPI-100 will only
generate triggers for enabled GPIOs in encode mode and will ignore changes in the GPIO state of
unchecked GPIOs. While decoding triggers from the VANC, the GPI-100 will only drive GPIOs
that are enabled. It is therefore possible to have the encode card generate triggers that the decode
card will not react to. For example, an encode card could generate GPIO1 and GPIO2 at different
times. A decode card could be set to respond to GPIO1 while another card responds to GPIO2.
To configure a GPIO to be active
1. Select the GPIO Mask tab.
GPIO Mask Tab
2. From the provided list, select the box(es) for the GPIOs you wish to enable.
3. Click Save to apply the changes.
GPIO Polarity
By default, connecting a GPIO input on the encoding GPI-100 to ground (i.e. a Closed switch)
causes a Low logic level. A decoding GPI-100 will faithfully reflect this Low logic level on the
corresponding GPIO output. An Open input on the encoder is a High logic level, which will
produce a High at the output of a decoding GPI-100. In summary, the GPIO output state of the
decoder is identical to the GPIO input state of the encoder.
The GPIO Polarity tab enables you to reverse the polarity of the specified GPIO.
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Configuration • 4–3
To reverse the polarity of a GPIO
1. Select the GPIO Polarity tab.
GPIO Polarity Tab
2. From the provided list, select the box(es) for the GPIOs you wish to invert the signal for.
3. Click Save to apply the changes.
4–4 • Configuration
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Setting the Logging Timestamp
The GPI-100 logs any changes of the GPIO state for both the encode and decode cards. For the
timestamp to be valid, you must have the time set on the GPI-100. There are three possible
methods for setting the time; network time server, timecode or manually.
To set the logging timestamp
1. Select the Time tab.
Time Tab
2. To enable the card to read the time from the VANC data:
•
Select Timecode Time from the Time Source area.
•
Use the Manual fields to specify the month day and year if it’s not present in the
incoming timecode. If multiple copies of timecode are present in the signal, the
GPI-100 uses the last one received.
3. To enable the card to read the time from an NTP server:
•
Ensure that the Network Controller card in the openGear frame has been configured
for NTP communication. Refer to the MFC-8300 Series User Manual for details.
•
Select Network Time from the Time Source area.
•
Use the UTC Offset field to specify your time offset from Universal Time (UTC),
as a positive number of hours and minutes.
•
Use the Hemisphere field to specify a direction (West or East). For example, the
area of North America where Pacific time is observed is 8 hours west of longitude
0; the settings would be UTC Offset: HH=8, MM = 0 and Hemisphere = West. Note
that UTC is also known as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).
•
Enable or disable DST (Daylight Savings Time) as appropriate.
4. To manually specify the time:
•
Use the fields in the Manual area to enter the time and date.
5. Click Accept to apply the changes.
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Configuration • 4–5
Downloading Log Files
The Log tab shows the last 20 trigger events. An event occurs any time there is a change to any of
the GPIOs that are currently enabled. It is logged when a GPIO goes high and also logged when it
returns to low. Each log entry is time-stamped with the date and time. The first two characters in
each log entry are a hexadecimal representation of the state of the 8 GPIOs. GPIO 1 is the least
significant bit and GPIO 8 is the most significant bit. The GPI-100 log is much larger than can be
displayed on the Dashboard interface, so there is an option to download the log entries to a text
file on your PC. The logfile can be viewed in most text editors.
To download the log file
1. Select the Log tab.
2. Click Save to display a dialog box to select a filename for the saved log on the PC.
3. Navigate to the folder you wish to save the logfile to.
4. Click Save to move a copy of the logfile to the PC.
4–6 • Configuration
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Monitoring
The GPI-100 has several alarms that can affect the overall status of the card. This section outlines
the three status tabs for the GPI-100. These Status tabs provide read-only information to help
monitor the GPI-100 via DashBoard. The indicators in the Status tabs can vary in severity from
green (valid) to red (alarm). DashBoard reports the most severe alarm for a single field.
Product Status
The Product tab provides read-only information, such as board revision, serial number, and rear
module type. This information is helpful to a Ross Video technical support when there are
questions about the operation of the unit.
Example of a Product Status Tab
GPIO Status Tab
The GPIO Status tab reports the status of the eight GPIO inputs/outputs. The status of each of
the inputs/outputs is either Open or Closed where Open means logic level 1 (3.3V) and Closed
means logic level 0 (0V).
Example of a GPIO Status Tab
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Configuration • 4–7
The following fields are displayed in the GPIO Status tab:
•
Card Status — This field reports if the GPIO connection are valid (green), or if no video
source or unsupported rear module is connected.
•
Incoming ASI — This field reports the length and speed of the packet.
•
Bypass State — This field reports if the card is in Active or Bypass mode (based on how
SW1 is set on the card-edge)
•
GPIO # — This field reports the state of the specified GPIO. The TSI-100 has two active
GPIOs. GPIO 1 is active high and GPIO 2 is active low. An active GPIO output produces
a switch closure on the rear module.
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4–8 • Configuration
how the GPI-100 uses the VANC to transfer GPIOs from an encode card to a decode card,
refer to the section “Configuring GPIOs” on page 4-3.
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Using the On-Screen Menus
In This Chapter
This chapter explains how to use the Menu switch (SW3) functions available on the On-screen
Display (OSD) of the GPI-100. It does not describe each available menu; for information on
these, refer to the chapter “Configuration” on page 4-1. The purpose is to explain how to
navigate the menus and access the available functions and settings.
The following topics are discussed:
•
On-screen Display Overview
•
OSD Layout and Navigation
•
Using the Menus
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Using the On-Screen Menus • 5–1
On-screen Display Overview
This section briefly describes how to access and navigate through the menus in the on-screen
display (OSD). The OSD feature is displayed on a separate composite monitoring output. When
activated, the card status and parameters can be viewed and adjusted using the card-mounted
menu switch and an easy to use menu system.
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the switch locations on the card-edge, refer to the section “Card Overview” on page 3-2.
OSD Switch Overview
The Menu switch is used to navigate the GPI-100 menu system and configure item parameters.
This switch is a five-direction, square, finger joystick.
Up
Back
In
Forward
Down
Figure 5.1 Menu Switch
With the card-edge facing you, use the following menu switch actions and Figure 5.1 to navigate
the menu parameters:
•
In — pressing once brings the menu system onto the monitor output, holding for two
seconds exits the menu system. This position is also used to enter the menu values and
parameters.
•
Up — pressing once selects the menu, item, or value above the current selection, holding
scrolls to the top of the available selections.
•
Down — pressing once selects the menu, item, or value below the current selection,
holding scrolls to the bottom of the available selections.
•
Forward — pressing once moves from menu to item, or item to value.
•
Back — pressing once moves from value to item, or item to menu.
5–2 • Using the On-Screen Menus
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
OSD Layout and Navigation
A menu, similar shown below, is displayed on the OSD output.
GPI-100 GPIO VANC Encoder
Product
Settings
Product
Manufacturer
Hardware Rev
Software Rev
Firmware Rev
Rear Module
Current (mA)
Serial Number
Current Time
Current Date
OK
EXIT
GPI-310
A
A
B
40
400
N/A
20:37:12
2011/06/02
Slot 6
Main OSD Screen — Product Status
The top line of the screen has three items (from left to right): Product, Settings, and Exit.
Product
This is the first in a list of Status screens. To view these screens, press the Menu switch In to
highlight the word Product, then press Menu switch Down once to view the GPIO Status screen,
and Down again for the next screen in the sequence. These are the same Status fields described in
the section “Configuration” on page 4-1.
Settings
This is the first in a list of Setup menus. To view these, press the Menu switch Forward to
advance the selection bar to the word Settings, then press the Menu switch In to highlight it.
Now press the Menu switch Down once to view the Alarms menu, and Down again for the next
menu in the sequence. These are the same menus described in the chapter “Configuration” on
page 4-1.
Note — While editing numeric fields, Forward and Back allow you to select
individual digits, while Up and Down change the value of the selected digit. Numeric
entry is completed by pressing the Menu switch In. This also applies to editing
alphanumeric values in the Edit Strings menu.
Exit
To turn off the OSD: press the Menu switch Forward to advance the selection bar to the word
Exit, then press the Menu switch In.
To turn the OSD back on, press the Menu switch In again. This selection is somewhat redundant,
since you should return the front OSD switch to the “in” position anyway to turn the OSD off.
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Using the On-Screen Menus • 5–3
Using the Menus
The available menus that can be selected via the OSD are described in Table 5.1.
Table 5.1 Available Menus
Status (left column)
Setup Menus (center column)
Exit (right)
Product
Settings
Exit
GPIO Status
Time
GPIO Mask
Log
The use of the menus to change settings will be illustrated by the following example:
1. Navigate to the Setup Menus entry on the top row, as discussed previously, by using the
Forward and Back positions of the Menu switch.
2. If the Menu name (for example, Settings) is highlighted (brighter than other text), skip
to step 3. If it is not highlighted, press the Menu switch In to highlight it.
3. Press the Menu Switch Down or Up to step through the available menus.
4. When you reach Settings, select it by pressing the Menu switch In. The display should
be similar to the one shown below.
GPI-100 GPIO VANC Encoder
Product
Settings
Card ID
Card Function
Originator
DID [Decimal]
SDID [Decimal]
OSD Color
OSD Video
Encode Line
Encode Channel
Factory Default
Save Settings
EXIT
Encode
Encode
1
84 [54]
2
Black
525 Line
9
Luma Vanc
Reset
Accept
OK
Slot 6
OSD Settings Menu
5. Press the Menu switch Down or Up to step through the available items that you can set
on this menu.
6. When you reach the OSD Color item, select it by pressing the Menu switch In.
7. Press the Menu switch Down or Up to step through the available values for this item.
Note that the background color changes at each step.
8. When you reach the Card Function item, select it by pressing the Menu switch In.
9. Press the Menu switch Down or Up to step through the available values for this item.
10. When you reach the desired value (e.g. Encode), select it by pressing the Menu switch
In.
11. Repeat steps step 5. to step 10. to select values for other items in this menu.
12. To switch to a different menu: press the Menu switch Up or Down repeatedly until the
selection bar moves to the title. Press the Menu switch In. Return to step 3.
5–4 • Using the On-Screen Menus
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Specifications
In This Chapter
This chapter provides the technical specification information for the GPI-100. Note that technical
specifications are subject to change without notice.
The following topics are discussed:
•
Technical Specifications
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Specifications • 6–1
Technical Specifications
This section provides technical specifications for the GPI-100.
Table 6.1 GPI-100 Technical Specifications
Category
Parameter
Number of Inputs
Specification
1 Program input
480i 59.94 (SMPTE 259M)
576i 50 (SMPTE 259M)
Data Rates and SMPTE
Standards Accommodated
1080i 50, 59.94, 60 (SMPTE 292M)
720p 50, 59.94, 60 (SMPTE 292M)
1080p 23.98, 24 (SMPTE 292M)
SDI Inputs
1080psf 23.98, 24 (SMPTE 292M)
Impedance
Equalization
Return Loss
75ohm terminating in Active mode
Loop-through to SDI Output in Bypass mode
> 100m of Belden 1694A cable @ 1.485Gbps
400m of Belden 1694A cable @ 270Mbps
>13dB to 1.485GHz
1 Program output
Number of Outputs
1 output monitor
1 on-screen display (OSD) 259M output
SDI Outputs
Impedance
75ohm
Return Loss
>10dB to 1.485GHz
Signal Level
800mV ±10%
DC Offset
0V ±50mV
Rise & Fall Time (20-80%)
GPIO Inputs
and Outputs
Power
6–2 • Specifications
700ps typical (270Mbps)
120ps typical (1.485Gbps)
Overshoot
<8%
Number of Signals and type
3.3v CMOS logic levels (8 inputs or 8 outputs)
Max. Power Consumption
5W
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Service Information
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Troubleshooting Checklist
•
Warranty and Repair Policy
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Service Information • 7–1
Troubleshooting Checklist
Routine maintenance to this openGear product is not required. In the event of problems with your
GPI-100, the following basic troubleshooting checklist may help identify the source of the
problem. If the frame still does not appear to be working properly after checking all possible
causes, please contact your openGear products distributor, or the Technical Support department at
the numbers listed under the “Contact Us” section.
1. Visual Review — Performing a quick visual check may reveal many problems, such as
connectors not properly seated or loose cables. Check the card, the frame, and any
associated peripheral equipment for signs of trouble.
2. Power Check — Check the power indicator LED on the distribution frame front panel
for the presence of power. If the power LED is not illuminated, verify that the power
cable is connected to a power source and that power is available at the power main.
Confirm that the power supplies are fully seated in their slots. If the power LED is still
not illuminated, replace the power supply with one that is verified to work.
3. Re-seat the Card in the Frame — Eject the card and re-insert it into the frame.
4. Check Control Settings — Refer to the Installation and User Controls sections of this
manual to verify all user-adjustable component settings
5. Input Signal Status — Verify that source equipment is operating correctly and that a
valid signal is being supplied.
6. Output Signal Path — Verify that destination equipment is operating correctly and
receiving a valid signal.
7. Unit Exchange — Exchanging a suspect unit with a unit that is known to be working
correctly is an efficient method for localizing problems to individual units.
Reset Button
In the unlikely event of a complete card failure, you may be instructed by a Ross Technical
Support specialist to perform a complete software reload on the GPI-100.
To reload the software on a GPI-100
1. Press and hold the Menu switch.
2. While holding the Menu switch, press the Reset button.
3. Release the Reset button and then the Menu switch.
7–2 • Service Information
•
The POWER LED (DS1) will flash green while the card is waiting for a new
software load.
•
If a new software load is not sent to the card within 60 seconds, the card will
attempt to restart with its last operational software load.
•
Software loads can be sent to the GPI-100 via the connection on the rear of the
frame.
GPI-100 User Manual (Iss. 04)
Warranty and Repair Policy
The GPI-100 is warranted to be free of any defect with respect to performance, quality, reliability,
and workmanship for a period of FIVE (5) years from the date of shipment from our factory. In
the event that your GPI-100 proves to be defective in any way during this warranty period, Ross
Video Limited reserves the right to repair or replace this piece of equipment with a unit of equal
or superior performance characteristics.
Should you find that this GPI-100 has failed after your warranty period has expired, we will
repair your defective product should suitable replacement components be available. You, the
owner, will bear any labor and/or part costs incurred in the repair or refurbishment of said
equipment beyond the FIVE (5) year warranty period.
In no event shall Ross Video Limited be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or
consequential damages (including loss of profits) incurred by the use of this product. Implied
warranties are expressly limited to the duration of this warranty.
This GPI-100 User Manual provides all pertinent information for the safe installation and
operation of your openGear Product. Ross Video policy dictates that all repairs to the GPI-100 are
to be conducted only by an authorized Ross Video Limited factory representative. Therefore, any
unauthorized attempt to repair this product, by anyone other than an authorized Ross Video
Limited factory representative, will automatically void the warranty. Please contact Ross Video
Technical Support for more information.
In Case of Problems
Should any problem arise with your GPI-100, please contact the Ross Video Technical Support
Department. (Contact information is supplied at the end of this publication.)
A Return Material Authorization number (RMA) will be issued to you, as well as specific
shipping instructions, should you wish our factory to repair your GPI-100. If required, a
temporary replacement frame will be made available at a nominal charge. Any shipping costs
incurred will be the responsibility of you, the customer. All products shipped to you from Ross
Video Limited will be shipped collect.
The Ross Video Technical Support Department will continue to provide advice on any product
manufactured by Ross Video Limited, beyond the warranty period without charge, for the life of
the equipment.
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Service Information • 7–3
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