Altinex MT105-120/121 User`s guide

MULTI-TASKER™
MT105-120 is shown above.
MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0362-003
MT105-120/121
8X8/8X4 VGA - MATRIX SWITCHER
(15 Pin HD IN/OUT)
FOR MULTI-TASKER™
USER’S GUIDE
MULTI-TASKER™
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS ..............2
GENERAL..........................................................2
INSTALLATION..................................................2
CLEANING.........................................................2
FCC / CE NOTICE .............................................2
ABOUT YOUR MULTI-TASKER™ .......................3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS...........................3
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ..................................4
MT105-120 FRONT PANEL ..................................4
APPLICATION DIAGRAMS..................................5
DIAGRAM 1 - TYPICAL SETUP.........................5
DIAGRAM 2 - MT105-120 INTERNAL VIEW .....6
DIAGRAM 3 - MT105-121 INTERNAL VIEW .....7
INSTALLING YOUR MULTI-TASKER™...............8
OPERATION ........................................................8
RS-232 CONTROL ............................................8
DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS.......................8
SUMMARY OF COMMANDS ...........................17
MENU MODE...................................................18
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ...........................22
CARD IS NOT RECOGNIZED .........................22
NO DISPLAY ...................................................22
ALTINEX POLICY ..............................................22
LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY........22
CONTACT INFORMATION ..............................22
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MULTI-TASKER™
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
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•
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation
of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference
at his own expense.
•
Any changes or modifications to the unit not
expressly approved by ALTINEX, Inc. could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Please read this manual carefully before using
your MT105-120/121. Keep this manual handy for
future reference. These safety instructions are to
ensure the long life of your MT105-120/121 and to
prevent fire and shock hazard. Please read them
carefully and heed all warnings.
1.1 GENERAL
•
Qualified ALTINEX service personnel, or their
authorized representatives must perform all
service.
1.2 INSTALLATION
•
To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this unit
to rain or moisture. Do not place the
MT105-120/121 in direct sunlight, near heaters
or heat radiating appliances, or near any liquid.
Exposure to direct sunlight, smoke, or steam
can harm internal components.
•
Handle the MT105-120/121 carefully. Dropping
or jarring can damage the card.
•
Do not pull the cables that are attached to the
MT105-120/121.
•
Insert the card carefully into the slots of the
Multi-Tasker™ without bending any edges.
1.3 CLEANING
•
Clean only the connector area with a dry cloth.
Never use strong detergents or solvents, such
as alcohol or thinner. Do not use a wet cloth or
water to clean the card. Do not clean or touch
any component or PCB.
1.4 FCC / CE NOTICE
•
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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ABOUT YOUR MULTI-TASKER™
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MT105-120/121 Re-Configurable
VGA-QXGA Video Matrix Switcher Cards
FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
GENERAL
Inputs
Input Connectors
Internal I/O Con
Outputs
The MT105-120/121 are VGA-UXGA Video Matrix
Switcher Cards designed to switch 150 MHz high
bandwidth RGBHV video signals. The MT105-120
card has eight fixed inputs and eight fixed outputs
with 15-pin HD connectors. The MT105-121 card
has eight fixed inputs and four fixed outputs, also
with 15-pin HD connectors.
P&P compatible
Output Connector
Compatibility
Both cards provide signal detection on input and
output through horizontal SYNC. This feature
allows for easy remote diagnostics throughout
RS-232 commands, from the source all the way to
the output connectors.
8
15 PIN HD Female
None
MT105-120 = 8
MT105-121 = 4
YES all inputs
15 PIN HD Female
RGBHV,RGBS,RGsB,
Component Video
Signal resolution
VGA through UXGA
Table 1. MT105-120/121 General
Signal type
The MT105-120/121 provides an economical
application due to the space saving design by
using
D-connectors instead of BNC connectors.
MECHANICAL
Enclosure Slots Required
Weight
Connector Panel
T° Operating
T° Maximum
Humidity
MTBF (calc.)
Inputs are switched to outputs through easy-to-use
ASCII commands from a control system or
computer connected to the RS-232 port of the
Multi-Tasker enclosure. Both cards allow muting
audio output through RS-232 commands. Inputs
and outputs may be programmed in batches and
switched all at the same time with a single
command.
MT105-120/121
MT105-120 = 4
MT105-121 = 3
1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Black Anodized
10°C-50°C
75°C
90% non-condensing
50,000 hrs
Table 2. MT105-120/121 Mechanical
ELECTRICAL
MT105-120/121
Video Input Signals
R,G,B
Impedance Analog
75 Ohms
Analog Signal Level
1.5V p-p max.
Sync Input Signals
H,V
Impedance
10 kOhm
Signal Level
3 - 5 Volts TTL
Output Video Signals
Impedance Analog
75 Ohms
Gain
1.05
Bandwidth
150 MHz @ -3dB
Output Sync Signals
Impedance
75 Ohms
Signal Level
4.5 Volts TTL
Table 3. MT105-120/121 Electrical
Used in combination with MT110-100 and
MT110-101 Audio Matrix Switcher cards, it is
possible to group audio and video inputs and
outputs to be switched as audio and video or
independently.
A special feature of the MT105-120/121 is Sync
Delay to eliminate the appearance of video signals
before the display device is able to process the
sync signals and properly format the video image.
The Sync Delay is the amount of time to wait after
switching the Horizontal and Vertical Sync signals
and before switching the RGB signals. Each output
may be programmed with a delay ranging from
zero to 24.75 seconds, in increments of 250mS.
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
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MT105-120 Front Panel
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APPLICATION DIAGRAMS
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DIAGRAM 1 - TYPICAL SETUP
MT105-120
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DIAGRAM 2 - MT105-120 INTERNAL VIEW
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
PNP
INPUT
1
1
PNP
2
2
PNP
3
PNP
4
8x8
MATRIX SWITCHER
4
4
5
PNP
6
6
PNP
7
7
PNP
8
8
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2
3
5
SIGNAL
DETECT
1
3
PNP
MP
CONTROL
OUTPUT
5
6
7
8
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DIAGRAM 3 - MT105-121 INTERNAL VIEW
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
PNP
INPUT
OUTPUT
1
1
PNP
2
2
2
PNP
3
3
3
4
4
PNP
4
PNP
5
PNP
6
PNP
7
PNP
8
8x4
MATRIX SWITCHER
MP
CONTROL
SIGNAL
DETECT
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INSTALLING YOUR MULTI-TASKER™
Commands ending in "S" will be saved into
memory. Commands not ending in "S" will still
be executed but will not be restored when the
system is reset or powered OFF then ON.
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Step 1. Slide the MT105-120/121 into an
available slot in the Multi-Tasker™
Enclosure in order to connect to the bus.
Make sure that the MT105-120/121 card
fits into place.
7.2 DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS
Each command consists of
Function, Card ID, and Unit ID.
Step 2. Secure the card to the Multi-Tasker™ by
tightening the retainer screws located on
the
top
and
bottom
of
the
MT105-120/121.
three
parts:
[ Function , Card ID , Unit ID ]
Example: [VERC3U2]
VER= Function
Step 3. Connect a VGA cable from the video
source to the input connector of the
MT105-120/121.
C3 = Card ID or Group ID
U2 = Unit ID
Step 4. Connect the output connectors of the
MT105-120/121 to the display devices
through a VGA cable.
For Function, see a detailed explanation under
each command description.
Step 5. Starting from the left, identify the slot
number where the MT105-120/121 card
is plugged into the Enclosure and note
that it is for RS-232 control.
The Card ID is an assigned value. It is equal to
the enclosure slot number in which the card is
installed. The value can range from 1 to 4 up to
1 to 20 depending on the enclosure.
OPERATION
Card ID 0 (C0) is used for the controller. See
the MT100-100 User’s Guide for details.
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7.1 RS-232 CONTROL
The Group ID is a number representing a group
of cards defined with the [WR] command.
When using the Group ID, all cards in the group
will perform the given instruction.
When used in the Multi-Tasker™ Enclosure, the
MT105-120/121 has many advanced remote
control capabilities, which are accessible through
standard RS-232 communication. The actual
controlling can be accomplished through a
computer control system or any other device
capable of sending RS-232 commands.
Changing the position of a card will significantly
affect the commands recorded on software
definitions or third party control systems.
The Unit ID has a value from 0 to 9. Unit ID 0
should be used for single unit operation. If the
Unit ID is set to zero, each command may be
used without Ui. Use the command [SETU0],
as explained in the MT100-100 User’s Guide.
7.1.1 RS-232 INTERFACE
The
RS-232
commands,
for
the
MT105-120/121, are in a simple ASCII
character format.
1.
2.
Square brackets “[
command.
Example:
]” are part of the
[VERC3]:
[VERC3Ui]: For Unit ID other than Zero
Use uppercase letters for all commands.
[VERC3]:
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at the
end of a command string.
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Equivalent to [VERC3U0]
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If there is no card in slot #4, sending the [C4]
command will not return any feedback.
1. [VER]
This command displays the software version
and card type for the MT105-120/121 card.
3. [CnS]
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
This command saves the input to output
settings, as well as, the ON/OFF status of each
output. This configuration will be restored after
the system is reset or powered off then on.
Example:
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
An MT105-120 card is in slot #4. Send the
command [VERC4], and the Multi-Tasker™
Enclosure will return the following feedback:
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
Command Format: [VERCnUi]
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
There is an MT105-120 in slot #4. Input 1 is
connected to all outputs, but only outputs 1
through 3 are ON. The feedback after sending
the command [C4S] would be:
MT105-120 690-0170-003
MT105-120
= the card model
690-0170-003 = the software version
Matrix:8X8
In1-Out1 ON
In1-Out2 ON
In1-Out3 ON
In1-Out4 OFF
In1-Out5 OFF
In1-Out6 OFF
In1-Out7 OFF
In1-Out8 OFF
Saved
2. [C]
This command displays the status of the card
and connections of the Matrix Switcher.
Command Format: [CnUi]
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
Example:
An MT105-120 card is in slot #4. Outputs
1, 2 and 3 are ON. Input 1 is connected to
Output 1. Input 2 is connected to all the
remaining outputs.
4. [?CnUi]
This command will return general information
about the card and its status. It is a function of
both the card and the front panel and is only
available with Multi-Tasker™ Front Panel
systems that have the following firmware:
Sending the command [C4] will yield the
following feedback:
Matrix:8X8
In1-Out1 ON
In2-Out2 ON
In2-Out3 ON
In2-Out4 OFF
In2-Out5 OFF
In2-Out6 OFF
In2-Out7 OFF
In2-Out8 OFF
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690-0122-015
690-0123-004
690-0124-018
= Version 015 or later.
= Version 004 or later.
= Version 018 or later.
NOTE: In MTSetup™, send the command
[VER] from the Terminal Window. The system
will respond with feedback similar to the
following:
[690-0122-015 690-0123-004 690-0124-018]
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Check the last three digits against the numbers
above to determine if the MENU MODE option
is available.
5. [STA]
This command enables and disables automatic
feedback from the front panel. The command
affects any card with auto-feedback capability,
not just the MT105-120/121. The default at
power on or reset is STA0, OFF.
Command Format: [?CnUi]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = from 0 to 9)
Command Format [STA1] = ON
Command Format [STA0] = OFF
Example:
The MT105-120 in slot #4 has Input 1
connected to all outputs and all outputs turned
ON. Send the command [?C4] to receive the
feedback status.
Feedback Prefix Definitions:
+VR = Firmware Version
+MA = Matrix Connections
+ON = Output ON/OFF Status
+SI = Input Signal Detect
+SO = Output Signal Detect
Each status field begins with a '+' and ends with
the card slot number (ex: C04). The feedback
will be similar to the following:
Example 1:
[+MT105-120C04+VR690-0170-003C04
+ON11111111C04+MA0101010101010101C04
+SI10000000C04+SO11111111C04]
MT105-120
VR690-0170-003
ON11111111
MA01010101010101
SI10000000
SO11111111
Command = [I1O1C4]
Feedback = [+MA0103010101010101C04]
+MA
= Matrix
01030101010101 = Output Connections
C04
= Card slot number
= Card Type
= Firmware version
= Output ON/OFF status
= Matrix I/O connections
= Input Signal Detect
= Output Signal Detect
Reading from left to right, the first two digits
represent the input number connected to
Output 1. In this case, Input 1 to Output 1. The
next two digits are for Output 2. In this case,
Output 2 is connected to Input 3. The remaining
Outputs are all connected to Input 1.
The ON/OFF line is read from left to right,
outputs one through eight. A "1" indicates the
output is ON, a "0" indicates the output is OFF.
Example 2:
Command =
Feedback =
+ON
1000000
C04
The I/O connections are also read left to right
representing outputs one through eight and the
input to which each is connected. The first two
digits are the input to which Out 1 is connected.
The Signal Detects read left to right in
increasing order as well. The Input Signal
Detect shows Input 1 has an active signal at
the input, but inputs 2 thru 7 do not. The Output
Signal Detect shows all 1's indicating there is
an output signal present on all the output
connectors since Input 1 is connected to all
outputs and the outputs are enabled.
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[ON1C4]
[+ON1000000C04]
= Output Status
= Outputs ON and OFF
= Card slot number
Reading from left to right, the first digit
represents the status of Output 1. A "1"
indicates ON and a "0" indicates OFF. In this
case, Output 1 is ON and the remaining
Outputs, 2-8, are OFF.
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Command Format: [SDLm=sCnUi]
6. [SDL]
This command displays the
programmed for each output.
Sync
m
s
Delay
Command Format: [SDLCnUi]
=
=
Output (m = # 1 to 8)
Sync Multiplier (s = # from 0 to 99)
Delay = Multiplier X 250mS.
Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Unit ID (i = from 0 to 9)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Cn =
Ui =
Ui = Unit ID (i = from 0 to 9)
Example:
Example:
There is an MT105-120 in slot #4. Send the
command [SDL1=4C4] to set the Sync Delay
for Output 1 to one second.
There is an MT105-120 in slot #4. Send the
command [SDLC4] and feedback similar to the
following:
8. [SIGI]
SYNC DELAY FOR OUTPUT 1 THROUGH 8
(SDL1 to SDL8):
SDL1=01 (00.25 Sec)
SDL2=03 (00.75 Sec)
SDL3=04 (01.00 Sec)
SDL4=10 (02.50 Sec)
SDL5=20 (05.00 Sec)
SDL6=00 (00.00 Sec)
SDL7=00 (00.00 Sec)
SDL8=00 (00.00 Sec)
The Signal Present command tests for the
presence of an input signal. The Multi-Tasker™
returns either a "1" or a "0" as feedback.
1 = Signal detected
0 = No signal detected
Command Format: [SIGImCnUi]
m = Input (m = # from 1 to 8)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
i
= Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
7. [SDLm=s]
Example:
This command sets the Sync Delay for each
output. The Sync Delay is the amount of time to
wait after switching the Horizontal and Vertical
Sync signals to the new output. When switching
input to output connections, the RGB signals
are disabled first. Then, the RGBHV signals are
switched to the new output with the H and V
signals enabled. After the delay, the RGB
signals are enabled on the new output. Each
individual output may be programmed with a
Sync Delay ranging from zero to 24.75
seconds, in increments of 250mS.
There is a properly formatted input signal being
applied to Input 2 of the card in slot #4. Check
for the presence of an input signal by sending
the command [SIGI2C4]. The feedback will be a
"1" immediately following the command sent:
[SIGI2C4] 1
[SIGI2C4] = command sent
1
= feedback, signal is present
9. [SIGO]
The Output Signal Detect command tests for
the presence of an output signal on one output
The Multi-Tasker™ returns either a "1" or a "0"
as feedback.
1 = Signal detected
0 = No signal detected
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Command Format: [SIGOmCnUi]
Example:
m
[ON1G1]: Turns ON Output 1 for each card in
Group 1. See the GROUP commands for a
detailed explanation.
= Output (m = # from 1 to max outputs)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
PATH OPERATION
This command will set the path for the output,
but it is not active until the switch command,
[SW], is executed. Commands ending in "P" are
not executed immediately. The path for outputs
on multiple cards or the same card may be
preloaded.
Example 1:
The card in slot #4 has Input 1 connected to
Output 1 and Output 1 is turned ON. Verify the
output signal is detected by sending the
command [SIGO1C4] and receiving feedback
equal to "1".
Command Format: [ONmCnUiP]
10. [ON]
This command will enable one or more outputs
for a single card, or a group of cards.
m
SINGLE CARD OPERATION
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
Command Format: [ONmCnUi]
P
m
Example:
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
= Output (m = # from 1 to max outputs)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
There is an MT105-120 card in slot #5. All of
the outputs on the card are OFF.
[ON1C6P]
[ON3C7P]
1) [ON1C5]:
Turns ON only Output 1 of the
MT105-120 card.
2) [ON12C5]: Turns ON Outputs 1 and 2.
[SW]
If "F" is included, use the [ONmCnPF]
command or the [ONmCnFP] command.
Turns ON all Outputs.
FEEDBACK OPERATION
GROUP OPERATION
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at the
end of a command string.
Command Format: [ONmGkUi]
This command enables Output "m" for each
card in group "k" of unit "i".
m
Command Format: [ON…..F]
= Output (m = # from 1 to max outputs)
Example:
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
[ON1C2F]: if path is not set
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
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= Path
There are two MT105-120 cards in slots 6 and
7. Enable Output 1 of card 6 and Output 3 of
card 7 simultaneously. To do this, send the
following commands:
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
3) [ONC5]:
= Output (m = # from 1 to max outputs)
[ON1C2PF]: if path is set
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m
11. [OFF]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
This command disables one or more outputs for
a single card or a group of cards.
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
SINGLE CARD OPERATION
P
Command Format: [OFFmCnUi]
m
There are two MT105-120 cards in slots 6 and
7. Disable Output 1 of card 6 and Output 3 of
card 7 simultaneously using the following
commands:
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
Example:
[OFF1C6P]
[OFF3C7P]
[SW]
Card 5 has Output 1 ON.
The following
commands may be used to turn OFF the
output.
If "F" is included, use the [OFFmCnPF]
command or the [OFFmCnFP] command.
Turns OFF Output 1 only.
Turns OFF Outputs 2 and 3.
Turns OFF all outputs.
FEEDBACK OPERATION
Command Format: [OFF…..F]
GROUP OPERATION
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at the
end of a command string.
Command Format: [OFFmGkUi]
This command disables output "m" for each
card in group "k" of unit "i".
m
Example:
= Output (m = # from 1 to max outputs)
[OFF1C2F]: if path is not set
Gk = Group ID (k = # from 1-8)
[OFF1C2PF]: if path is set
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
12. […S] – SAVE
Example:
This command will save the configuration
command being sent in memory.
When
sending the command [I1O1C4S], after reset or
power up, Input 1 will be connected to Output 1
on C4. This command only saves the Input 1 to
Output 1 connection above. In order to save all
the current settings, use the [CnS] command.
1.
[OFF1G1]: Turns OFF Output 1 for each
card in group 1.
2. [OFFG1]: Turns OFF all outputs for each
card in group 1.
PATH OPERATION
Command Format: [OFFmCnUiP]
13. […F] – FEEDBACK
This command will set the path for the output,
but it is not active until the switch command,
[SW], is executed. Commands ending in "P" are
not executed immediately. The path for outputs
on multiple cards or the same card may be
preloaded.
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= Path
Example:
= Output (m = # from 1 to max outputs)
1) [OFF1C5]:
2) [OFF23C5]:
3) [OFFC5]:
= Output (m = # from 1 to max outputs)
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at the
end of a command string.
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Example:
14. […P] – PATH
The following commands set the path for
turning ON Output 1 of the card in slot #6 and
turning OFF Output 3 of the card in slot #7.
Nothing happens until the [SW] command is
sent. At that time, Output 1 will be enabled and
Output 3 will be disabled.
This command will set the path for the output,
but it is not active until the switch command,
[SW], is executed. Commands ending in "P" are
not executed immediately. The path for outputs
on multiple cards or the same card can be
preloaded. See the examples in the ON and
OFF command descriptions.
[ON1C6P]
[OFF3C7P]
[SW]
Example:
There is an MT105-120 in slot #4. Currently,
Input 1 is connected to all outputs and all
outputs are ON. The PATH command has been
used to set Input 2 to Output 1 and turn OFF
Outputs 2 and 3 at the same time. If checking
the status prior to sending the [SW] command,
the feedback will appear as follows for the
above connection settings:
16. [IO]
This command will connect a single input with
one or all outputs. It will not effect the ON/OFF
status of the output.
Command Format: [IxOyCnUi]
x = Input (x = # from 1 to max inputs)
In1-Out1 ON P=2
In1-Out2 ON P=OFF
In1-Out3 ON P=OFF
In1-Out4 ON
In1-Out5 ON
In1-Out6 ON
In1-Out7 ON
y = Output (y = # from 1 to max, or [ for all)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
Example:
An MT105-120 is in slot #4 Connect Input 1 to
all outputs by sending the command [I1O[C4].
After the command is sent, Input 1 will be
connected to all outputs. In order to turn ON all
the outputs, send the command [ONC4].
The notation "P=" at the end of the line
indicates the path condition is active. "P=2" on
the Output 1 line indicates that after the [SW]
command, Input 2 will be connected to Output
1.
17. [CLR]
The notation "P=OFF" on lines 2 and 3
indicates that Outputs 2 and 3 will be turned
OFF after the [SW] command is executed.
This command resets the card configuration to
the factory defaults. After the [CLR] command,
Input 1 will be connected to all outputs and all
outputs will be ON.
15. [SW] – SWITCH
Command Format: [CLRCnUi]
This command immediately connects inputs
and outputs previously set with the PATH
command. The command switches all paths
set on this card and all other cards in the
enclosure.
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
Example:
Send the command [CLRC4] to reset the card
in slot #4 to its factory defaults.
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Command Format: [TESTCnUi]
18. [MATmXnCi]
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
This Matrix command allows the switcher card
to be setup for different matrix sizes.
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
m = number of inputs (8,4,2)
Example:
n = number of outputs (8,4,2,1)
There is an MT105-120 in slot #4. Send the
command [TESTC4] to test the internal
memory.
i = card number (1-20)
MT105-120
8X8
Input
Output
O5 O1
O1 O5
O6 O2
O2 O6
O7 O3
O3 O7
O8 O4
O4 O8
MT105-121
8X4
Input
Output
O5 O1
O1
O6 O2
O2
O7 O3
O3
O8 O4
O4
20. [HELP]
This command displays information available
for the Multi-Tasker interface commands.
Command Format: [HELPCnUi]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
MT105-120
4X4
Input
Output
O3a O1a O1a O3a
O3b O1b O1b O3b
O4a O2a O2a O4a
O4b O2b O2b O4b
MT105-121
4X2
Input
Output
O3a O1a
O1a
O3b O1b
O1b
O4a O2a
O2a
O4b O2b
O2b
MT105-120
2X2
Input
Output
O2a O1a O1a O2a
O2b O1b O1b O2b
O2c O1c O1c O2c
O2d O1d O1d O2d
MT105-121
2X1
Input
Output
O2a O1a
O1a
O2b O1b
O1b
O2c O1c
O1c
O2d O1d
O1d
Example:
In order to display the RS-232 commands
available for the MT105-120/121 card in slot #2,
send the command [HELPC2]. The commands
along with a brief description will be displayed
in the Terminal Window.
21. [WR]
This command groups multiple cards in the
enclosure allowing all the group members to be
controlled simultaneously with the same
command. Each unit may define a maximum of
eight groups.
In Multi-Tasker™ systems with audio and video
cards, boards are typically grouped as follows:
Group 1 = Video Cards
19. [TEST]
Group 2 = Audio Cards
This command performs a test on the internal
memory. Upon completion, the system will
display the results. If there are no problems, the
system will display the following:
Group 3 = Video and Audio Cards
If assigning group commands to button
functions, it is best to use the "Press and Hold
on Power Up" to make group settings.
MEMORY IS GOOD
Otherwise, failures will be indicated.
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Command Format: [WRCn1Cn2…GkUi]
Command Format: [RMGkUi]
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
Example:
Example:
Group 1 consists of the cards located in slots
number 1, 2 and 3. Remove all cards from the
group by sending the command [RMG1]. The
system will return the following feedback:
To group cards 1, 2, and 3 as group 5 of
Unit ID 1,
send
the
command
[WRC1C2C3G5U1]. After executing this
command, cards 1, 2 and 3 will be grouped
together as group 5 of Unit ID 1. The system
will return the following feedback:
G1=EMPTY
REMOVE ALL GROUPS
G1=C1C2C3
Remove all the members from every group,
effectively deleting all groups.
Now, when a command is sent to G1, each
board in G1 will execute the same command.
Command Format: [RMG[Ui]
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
22. [RMC]
Example:
This command may be used to remove one or
more group members from a group.
Cn = Card ID (n= # from 1 to max slots)
Group 1 consists of cards 1 and 2. Group 2
consists of cards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Delete all the
groups by sending the command [RMG[]. The
system will return the following feedback:
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
G1-G8:EMPTY
Command Format: [RMCn1Cn2…GkUi]
24. [RD]
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
Example:
This command reads and then displays the
members in each group.
Group 1 consists of the cards located in slots
numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Remove just cards
#4 and #5 from the group by sending the
command [RMC4C5G1]. The system will return
the following feedback:
Command Format: [RDGkUi]
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
Example:
G1=C1C2C3
This command may be used to delete an entire
group, or all groups.
The cards in slots 1, 2 and 19 are part of
group 5. Read the member data for group 5, by
sending the command [RDG5]. The system will
return feedback as follows:
REMOVE ONE GROUP MEMBERS
G1=C1C2C19
Remove all the members from the group,
effectively deleting the group.
The feedback shows G1 (Group 1) and then the
cards that make up Group 1. In this case,
Group 1 includes C1, C2 and C19.
23. [RMG]
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25. [CLRG]
7.3 SUMMARY OF COMMANDS
This command clears the members for a single
group or for all groups. The clear command
restores the cards to default settings and is the
equivalent to sending the [CLR] command to
each individual card.
Card Commands
NOTE: Since this command is sending the
[CLR] command to its group members,
each card will display its own reset
message, if any.
Command Format: [CLRGkUi]
Gk = Group ID (k = # from 1-8, or [ for all)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
Example:
1)
[VER]
Receives software version
2)
[C]
Receives status of the card
3)
[CnS]
Save card settings
4)
[?]
Show status/ general information
5)
[STA]
Enable/disable auto feedback
6)
[SDL]
Read Sync Delay settings
7)
[SDLm] Set Sync Delay settings
8)
[SIGI]
9)
[SIGO] Output signal detect
Input signal detect
10) [ON]
Turns on one or more outputs for
a single card or a group of cards
11) [OFF]
Turns off one or more outputs for
a single card or a group of cards
12) […S]
Save the command configuration
13) […F]
Provides feedback upon sending
This command removes the members in a
group and leaves the group empty. It is
equivalent to sending the [RMGkUi] command
without card references.
14) […P]
Sets the path, preload for [SW]
15) [SW]
Switch preloaded output buffer
16) [IO]
Connects inputs to the outputs
Command Format: [CLMGkUi]
17) [CLR]
Reset card to default values
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
18) [MAT]
Define the matrix size
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
19) [TEST] Test internal memory IC's
Example:
20) [HELP] Display available commands
Group 5 of Unit ID 1 contains the cards in slots
1, 2 and 19. Read the member data for group 5
of Unit ID 1. Send the command [RDG5U1]
and receive the following feedback:
Group Commands
1) To clear group 1 of Unit ID 0, send the
[CLRG1] command. This command clears
the members for the specified group only.
2) To clear all groups of Unit ID 1, send the
[CLRG[U1] command.
26. [CLM]
21) [WR]
Groups multiple cards
22) [RMC]
Remove members from a group
G1=C1C2C19
23) [RMG]
Remove one or more groups
Now, clear group 5 by sending the command
[CLMG5U1]. Reread the member data as above
and note the following feedback:
24) [RDG]
Displays group members
G1=EMPTY
26) [CLM]
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7.4 MENU MODE
7.4.2 USING MENU MODE
MENU MODE commands are RS-232 commands
that allow virtually the same functionality as
programming commands. Unlike the programming
commands in the previous sections, 7.2 and 7.3,
MENU commands prompt the user to select from a
list of available options. The system then responds
based upon selections made by the user.
SUGGESTION: Before using the menu mode, it
is best to disable the automatic feedback
feature. The values and current settings will be
displayed in the menu mode, but the automatic
feature will display after each setting change
making the menus difficult to read.
1.
In order to run MENU mode, the system
must be connected to a computer running
MTSetup™ or other RS-232 control
software.
2.
Insert the card into an empty slot and push
in all the way for a secure fit.
3.
Reset the system or power the system OFF
and then ON.
4.
In MTSetup™, click in the Terminal Window
then press the ENTER key.
5.
The system interrogates the enclosure and
returns a list of cards installed and their slot
locations.
MENU commands may be issued in response to
prompts from within MTSetup™ or other RS-232
communication software.
The MENU driven commands are only available
with Multi-Tasker™ Front Panel systems that have
the following firmware:
690-0122-015 = Version 015 or later.
690-0123-004 = Version 004 or later.
690-0124-018 = Version 018 or later.
NOTE: In MTSetup™, send the command [VER]
from the Terminal Window. The system will
respond with feedback similar to the following:
[690-0122-015 690-0123-004 690-0124-018]
Check the last three digits against the numbers
above to determine if MENU MODE is available.
Example: 4 (Slot 4): MT105-120
NOTE: Only cards supporting the MENU
feature will be displayed.
7.4.1 MENU COMMAND DEFINITIONS
Refer to section 7.2 for details on card functions
and examples. Following is a cross-reference of
menu mode versus programming commands.
MENU
Control
Select
Save
Clear
ON/OFF
IN/OUT
Setup
Sync Delay
Group
Status
Help
Not Available
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5.
Find
the
alphanumeric
character
representing the card whose setup requires
changing. It's the first character in the line.
6.
Press the number or letter associated with
the card, and a menu with options available
for that card will appear on the screen. In
the example above, press "4".
n/a
[CnS]
[CLR], [CLRG]
[ON], [OFF]
[IO]
WARNING: Do NOT enter any characters
except the one relating to the desired
menu. Pressing ENTER or RETURN after
"4" will force the system back to the original
prompt.
[SDL], [SDLm]
[WR], [RM], [CLM]
[VER], [C]
[HELP]
[?], [STA], […S], [...F], [...P],
[SW], [TEST], [RD], [RMG] ,
[CLM] and [RD]
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7.
After selecting the MT105-120 as described
above, the system will prompt for selections
specific to that card.
8.
Read each menu carefully, and continue
selecting keys as prompted for further
functions. (Example prompt: "Key= ")
MULTI-TASKER™
The IN-OUT menu requires the user to input the
numeric value of the input to switch, then it will
prompt for the output to which the input will be
switched. After each change, the system will
respond with "ok". Entering "S" will redisplay the
connection settings.
7.4.3 MENU TYPES
1.
MAIN MENU
The first menu displayed after selecting the
card is the Main Menu. This menu provides
access to the main functions related to the
card. Press the key representing the menu
item for access. A sub menu will appear
next.
2.
The Sync Delay menu will prompt the user to
select the output number for delay. After that,
the system will display a one line prompt so the
user can enter the Sync Delay value.
SUB MENUS
Each sub menu will display either another
menu (sub menu) or a list of available
options or settings. Press the key
corresponding to the menu choice to
change a setting or select the next menu.
CAUTION: Pay special attention to the top of
the CONTROL menu. After selecting the
CONTROL menu, THIS CARD or a group
number will be identified at the top of the sub
menu. Since group functions may be modified
from this menu, make sure the desired card or
group is selected.
NOTE: Pressing the ESCAPE (ESC) key in
most menus will take you up to the
previous menu without making changes in
the current menu. In the some menus, the
ESC key is used to confirm the card/group
selection or new settings.
MT105-120/121 MAIN MENU
PRESS KEY TO SELECT
1: CONTROL
2: SETUP
3: STATUS
4: HELP
ESC: GO BACK
KEY=
7.4.4 MT105-120/121 MENUS
Following are the menus available to the
MT105-120/121. The first menu is the Main
Menu only. The second listing is an expansion
of all the menu items.
MT105-120/121 EXPANDED MENUS
1. CONTROL: THIS CARD
1: SELECT (Card/Group for Control)
CURRENT SELECTION: THIS CARD
0: This Card
1: Group 1
2: Group 2
3: Group 3
4: Group 4
5: Group 5
6: Group 6
7: Group 7
8: Group 8
ESC: GO BACK
KEY=
The expanded menu contains values in
parentheses that indicate the current setting or
value of that parameter. In some areas,
additional comments are provided for
clarification.
Some menu settings act as toggle features. For
example, the ON/OFF command for each
output as only one option. If Output 1 is ON,
pressing 1 in the ON/OFF menu will turn Output
1 OFF. Pressing it again will turn Output 1 ON
again. In short, pressing 1 repeatedly will toggle
Output 1 ON and OFF.
System prompts requiring specific values for
input numbers or output numbers, card number
etc… are not shown.
See the examples
following the menus for details.
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2: SAVE (Card Settings)
In1-Out1 ON
In1-Out2 ON
In1-Out3 ON
In1-Out4 ON
In1-Out5 ON
In1-Out6 ON
In1-Out7 ON
SAVE THIS SETTING?
1: YES
2: NO
KEY=
3: CLEAR (Set to Defaults)
RESET CARD TO FACTORY DEFAULT:
* All Outputs: Connected To Input1
* All Outputs: Turned On
1: YES
2: NO
KEY=
2: SETUP
1: SET GROUP ID
CURRENT GROUP ID: NONE
1: ASSIGN GROUP ID
ASSIGN GROUP ID: ENTER NUMBER
1: Group 1
2: Group 2
3: Group 3
4: Group 4
5: Group 5
6: Group 6
7: Group 7
8: Group 8
ESC: GO BACK
KEY=
2: REMOVE GROUP ID
REMOVE GROUP ID: ENTER NO
ESC: GO BACK
4: ON/OFF (Turn Outputs On/Off)
TOGGLE ON/OFF: ENTER A NUMBER
0: All OFF
1: Out1 (ON)
2: Out2 (ON)
3: Out3 (ON)
4: Out4 (ON)
5: Out5 (ON)
6: Out6 (ON)
7: Out7 (ON)
9: All ON
ESC: GO BACK; S:STATUS
KEY=
KEY=
ESC: GO BACK
KEY=
2: SET MATRIX CONFIG
CURRENT MATRIX: NOT APPLICABLE
ESC: GO BACK
KEY=
3: SET SYNC DELAY
SELECT OUTPUT: ENTER NUMBER
1: SDL1=00 (00.00 Sec)
2: SDL2=00 (00.00 Sec)
3: SDL3=00 (00.00 Sec)
4: SDL4=00 (00.00 Sec)
5: SDL5=00 (00.00 Sec)
6: SDL6=00 (00.00 Sec)
7: SDL7=00 (00.00 Sec)
8: SDL8=00 (00.00 Sec)
ESC: GO BACK
KEY=
ESC: GO BACK
KEY=
5: IN-OUT (Switch I/O Connection)
SWITCH IN-OUT: ENTER A NUMBER
In1-Out1 ON
In7-Out2 ON
In1-Out3 ON
In1-Out4 ON
In1-Out5 ON
In1-Out6 ON
In1-Out7 ON
ESC: GO BACK; S:STATUS
In
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3: STATUS
Equivalent to the [C] command.
Return the card status.
4: HELP
This is equivalent to the [HELP] command.
It displays a list of commands available for
the MT105-120/121 along with a brief
description.
ESC
Return to the parent menu.
2. Turn OFF Output 1
Starting from the main menu, turn OFF
Output 1. Follow the keystrokes below.
1
4
1
7.4.5 MENU MODE EXAMPLES
S
ESC
ESC
All MENU MODE examples assume an
MT105-120 is installed in slot #4. Start by
clicking the mouse in the Terminal window.
Press ENTER and a list of available cards will
be displayed.
3. Set Sync Delay for Output 1 to 2 seconds.
Starting from the Main Menu, set the Sync
Delay for Output 1 to 2 seconds. Follow the
keystrokes below.
NOTE When entering numeric values (not
selecting menu items) the system may
echo each character as it is typed. For
example, entering a delay time of 03
may appear as 0033 on the screen. This
is a property of the software being used
to control the system.
2
3
1
8
ESC
1. Connect Input 2 to Output 2
ESC
ESC
Follow the keystrokes below to connect Input 2
to Output 2.
Enter
4
1
5
2
2
S
ESC
ESC
List available cards
Select MT105-120 in slot #4
Select CONTROL Menu
Select IN-OUT Select
Input 2
Output 2
"ok" is displayed
New connections are displayed
Return to CONTROL Menu
Return to the MAIN Menu
Select SETUP Menu
Select SET SYNC DELAY
Select SDL1 (Output 1)
Enter 8 (x250mS)=2 sec
Accept 2 sec value. Redisplay the
SDL settings for all the outputs.
Return to SETUP Menu
Return to the MAIN Menu
4. Add Card 4 to Group 1
Starting from the Main Menu, make the
MT105-120/121 part of Group 1. Follow the
keystrokes below.
2
1
1
1
ESC
ESC
ESC
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Select CONTROL Menu
Select ON/OFF Menu. The Output
ON/OFF statuses are displayed. The
current setting is in "( )" next to the
output number. In this case, Output 1
shows are ON.
Toggle Output 1 from ON to OFF.
The card will respond with the
feedback "OFF" and then "ok".
Redisplay the status of all outputs.
Return to the CONTROL Menu.
Return to the MAIN Menu
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Select SETUP Menu
Select SET GROUP ID
Select ASSIGN GROUP ID
Group 1. The card will feedback
"G1=C4".
Return to Group Menu
Return to SETUP menu
Return to the MAIN Menu
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5. Display Card Status
8.2 NO DISPLAY
Starting from the Main Menu, follow the
keystrokes below.
Cause 1:
The source has a problem.
Solution:
Check the source and make sure
that there is a signal present and all
source connections are correct. If
the source is working and there is
still no display, see Cause 2.
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Cause 2:
The card output is not selected.
We have carefully tested and have found no
problems in the supplied MT105-120/121;
however, we would like to offer suggestions for the
following:
Solution:
Select the output. Accessible
commands in are in Section 7. If no
display is present, see Cause 3.
Cause 3:
Cable connections are incorrect.
8.1 CARD IS NOT RECOGNIZED
Solution:
Make sure that cables are properly
connected and that the continuity
and wiring are good. If there is still
no display present, see Cause 4.
Cause 4:
The display has a problem.
Solution:
Make sure the display has power
and is turned ON. If there is still no
display, please call Altinex at
(714) 990-2300.
3
Displays card status
NOTE:
The status will be displayed, followed
by the Main Menu being redisplayed.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Cause 1:
The card is not recognized.
Solution:
Reset the card cage by sending the
[RES] command, or turning the
system power off and then on. Send
the [C] command to see if there is
communication with the card. If
there is no feedback, see Cause 2.
Cause 2:
Card is not plugged in all the way.
Solution:
Push the card in all the way. Reset
the system and send the [C]
command. If the card is still not
recognized, see Cause 3.
Cause 3:
ALTINEX POLICY
9.1 LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY
Please
see
the
Altinex
website
at
www.altinex.com for details on warranty and
return policy.
Card cage slot has a problem.
Solution 1: Test the card in other slots of the
card cage. If the slot was damaged,
the card may work in other slots. If
other slots work and the card is
recognized, the problem is the card
cage slot. The card cage may
require service. Call ALTINEX at
(714) 990-2300. If the other slots do
not work, see Solution 2.
9.2 CONTACT INFORMATION
ALTINEX, INC
592 Apollo Street
Brea, CA 92821 USA
TEL: 714 990-2300
TOLL FREE: 1-800-ALTINEX
Solution 2: Take any other known good card
and verify that the slot used is good
by seeing if the other car is
recognized in that slot. If it is, then
the original card may be the source
of the problem. Call ALTINEX at
(714) 990-2300.
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WEB: www.altinex.com
E-MAIL: solutions@altinex.com
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