Altinex MULTI-TASKER MT104-102 User`s guide

MULTI-TASKER
MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0092-005
MT104-102
6-IN, 1-OUT VGA SWITCHER
TM
CARD FOR MULTI-TASKER
ENCLOSURES 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 MT104-102 ................................... 3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ........................... 3
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ................................... 4
APPLICATION DIAGRAM ..................................... 4
APPLICATION 1 ................................................ 4
APPLICATION 2 ................................................ 5
INSTALLING YOUR MT104-102........................... 6
OPERATION......................................................... 6
RS-232 CONTROL ............................................ 6
RS-232 INTERFACE.......................................... 6
DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS....................... 6
SUMMARY OF COMMANDS........................... 10
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ............................ 10
ALTINEX POLICY ............................................... 11
LIMITED WARRANTY ..................................... 11
RETURN POLICY............................................ 11
CONTACT INFORMATION.............................. 11
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PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
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Please read this manual carefully before using
your MT104-102. Keep this manual handy for
future reference. These safety instructions are to
ensure the long life of your MT104-102 and to
prevent fire and shock hazard. Please read them
carefully and heed all warnings.
1.1 GENERAL
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Qualified ALTINEX service personnel, or their
authorized representatives must perform all
service.
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1.2 INSTALLATION
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To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this
unit to rain or moisture. Do not place the
MT104-102 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 MT104-102 carefully. Dropping or
jarring can damage the card.
Insert the card carefully into the slots of the
Multi-Tasker™ without bending any edges.
When removing a card, please make sure that
the expansion card to which it is attached is
also pulled out simultaneously.
1.3 CLEANING
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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
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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.
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.
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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.
MULTI-TASKER
ABOUT YOUR MT104-102
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MECHANICAL
MT104-102
Enclosure Slots
Two
Required
Weight
1.0 lb (0.45 kg)
Connector Panel
Black
T° Operating
10°C-35°C
T° Storage
50°C
Humidity
90% non-condensing
MTBF (calc.)
40,000 hrs
Table 2. MT104-102 Mechanical
MT104-102
6-in 1-out MT VGA Switcher Card
The MT104-102 6-in 1-out MT VGA SW Card
uses two slots in Multi-Tasker enclosures. This
card enables multiple computer video sources to
be connected and switched to a single scan-rate
compatible display. Resolutions supported range
from VGA to QXGA.
ELECTRICAL
MT104-102
Input Video Signals
Analog
1.7Vp-p max
Impedance
75 Ohms +/-1% (terminated)
Type
Differential
Input Sync Signal
Horizontal, Vertical
TTL (+/-)
Impedance
10k Ohms
Output Video Signals
Analog
1.7V p-p max (terminated)
Impedance
75 Ohms
Output Sync Signals
Horizontal, Vertical
TTL (+/-)
Impedance
22 Ohms
Frequency Compatibility
Horizontal
15-130 kHz
Vertical
25-180 Hz
Bandwidth
350 MHz @-3dB
Power
Power from
Power
+6V
-6V
MT100-100
Consumption
MT104-102
125mA
90mA
1.3 watts
Table 3. MT104-102 Electrical
Female 15-pin HD (VGA-type) connectors are
provided for input and output. If used together
with 15-pin HD to 5 BNC adapter cables available
from ALTINEX, the MT104-102 can pass RGBHV
format computer video signals as well. Inputs are
selected via easy-to-use ASCII commands from a
control system or computer connected to the RS232 port of the Multi-Tasker Basic Enclosure.
For convenience and flexibility, the MT104-102
offers Sync Delay, which briefly “blanks” the
video channel signals while switching between
signals, thereby avoiding any visual “glitch.” The
MT104-102 is Plug & Play compatible. To expand
the number of VGA inputs, the MT104-102 can
be connected to an MT VGA SW Expansion card.
For more information on expansion see the
MT104-104 & MT103-106 product descriptions.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
GENERAL
Inputs
Input Connector
Internal Connector
Outputs
Output Connector
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MT104-102
(6) 15-pin HD Female
(1) 10-pin IDC
(1)15-pin HD Female
VGA thru QXGA,
Compatibility
RGBHV & RGBS
Table 1. MT104-102 General
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
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APPLICATION DIAGRAM
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Application Diagram 1
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Application Diagram 2: Internal View of the MT104-102
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INSTALLING YOUR MT104-102
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at the
end of a command string or if the unit ID is zero.
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Step 1. Slide the MT104-102 into an available slot
in the Multi-Tasker™ Enclosure in order to
connect to the bus. Make sure that the
MT104-102 card fits into place. Secure
the card to the Multi-Tasker™ by
tightening the retainer screws located on
the top and bottom of the MT104-102
card.
Commands such as [ON], [OFF], and [IO] that
end 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 (power off
& power on again).
7.2 DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS
Step 2. The LED on the card panel will turn red
indicating that the card is in full operation.
A green LED indicates that a signal is
present. An LED that is blinking red
indicates that the card is experiencing a
problem. If the LED is blinking, see
Troubleshooting Guide in section 8.
Each command consists of three parts: function,
card ID, and unit ID. [Function, Card ID, Unit ID]
Example:
[VERC3U2]
VER = Function
C3 = Card ID
U2 = Unit ID
For function, see a detailed explanation under
each command description.
Card ID is an assigned value from 1 to 19 (1 to 8
or 1 to 2 depending on which enclosure is being
used), which represents the number of slots.
Card ID 0 (C0) is used for the controller (see
user’s guide for the MT100-100). Changing the
position of a card will significantly affect the
commands recorded on software definitions or a
third party control system.
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 0, then each command can be used
without Ui (use command [SETU0]; see user’s
guide for the MT100-100).
Step 3. Connect a coaxial cable from the video
source to the input connector of the
MT104-102.
Connect
the
output
connectors of the MT104-102 to the
display devices through a coaxial cable.
Step 4. Starting from the left, identify the slot
number where the MT104-102 card is
plugged into the Enclosure and note that
it is for RS-232 control.
OPERATION
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7.1 RS-232 CONTROL
When used in the Multi-Tasker™ Enclosure, the
MT104-102 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.
Example:
[VERC3]: for unit ID zero
[VERC3Ui]: for unit ID other than zero
[VERC3]: equivalent to [VERC3U0]
1. [VER]
7.1.1 RS-232 INTERFACE
This command receives the software version and
card type for the MT104-102 card.
The RS-232 commands for the MT104-102 are in
a simple ASCII character format.
1.
2.
Command Format: [VERCnUi]
Square brackets “[ ]” are part of the
command.
Use uppercase letters for all commands.
Cn = card ID number (n = # from 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100100 user’s guide for explanation)
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Example:
3. [ON]
This command enables one input of a single card
or a group of cards.
• [ONmCnUiS]: for a single card
If one MT104-102 card is in slot #2 of unit 3:
To send command [VERC2U3], the MultiTasker™ Enclosure will return feedback as:
This command enables input “m” and disables all
other inputs.
Default when plugged in = Input 1 is ON
m = Input number (m = 1 to 6)
Cn = Card ID No. (n = slot # from 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
Ui = Unit ID number (i = 0 to 9)
S = saves command to memory
MT104-102 690-0158-003
2. [C]
This command receives the status of the card.
Command Format: [CnUi]
Cn = card id (n = 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
Ui = unit id (i = from 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100100 user’s guide for explanation)
Example:
If all of the inputs on the MT104-102 card are
OFF and the card is in slot #5 of unit 3:
1) [ON1C5U3]: Turns ON only input 1 of the
MT104-102 card.
2) [ON3C5U3]: Turns ON only input 3 (input 1 is
now OFF).
• [ONmGkUiS]: for a group of cards
Example:
If one MT104-102 card is in slot #2 of unit 3 with
input 1 ON:
To send command [C2U3], the Multi-Tasker™
Enclosure will return feedback as [On1C2] or
[On1ER03C2] if there is error number 3 (see error
code list).
This command enables input "m" for each card in
group "k" of unit "i".
m = card input (m = # from 1-6)
Gk = group number (k = # from 1-9)
Ui = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
S = saves command to memory
If there is no card in slot #2 of unit 3, sending the
[C2U3] command will not return any feedback.
ERROR CODES
Example:
ER01: CPU Error
[ON1G1U1]: Turns ON input 1 for each card in
group 1 of unit 1.
• [ON…P]: sets path
This error indicates that the CPU is not working
properly.
ER02: I²C Communication Error
This command will set the path for the output, but
it is not active until the switch command is
executed ([SW]). Commands ending in "P" are
not executed immediately. The path for outputs
on multiple cards or the same card can be
loaded.
Command Format: [ONmCnUiP]
m = input number (m = 1 to 6)
Cn = card ID no. (n = slot # from 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
Ui = Unit ID number (i = 0 to 9)
P = path
This means that the communication between the
MT104-102 card and its serial device has failed.
ER03: RS485 Communication Error
This type of error is a communication error
between the MT104-102 card and the controller of
the Multi-Tasker™ Enclosure.
[CiS]
This command saves card status, such as Input
number connected to the output, as a default
configuration of the card.
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Example:
Example:
1. [OFF1G1U1]: Turns OFF input 1 for each card
in group 1 of unit 1.
2. [OFFG1U1]: Turns OFF all inputs for each
card in group 1 of unit 1.
• [OFF…P]: sets path
If there are two MT104-102 cards in slot 6 and 7
of unit 3: To enable input 1 of card 6 and input 3
of card 7 simultaneously, use the following
commands:
[ON1C6U3P]
[ON3C7U3P]
[SW]
If "F" is included use the [ONmCnUiPF] command
or the [ONmCnUiFP] command.
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This command will set the path for the output, but
it is not active until the switch command is
executed ([SW]). Commands ending in "P" are
not executed immediately. The path for outputs
on multiple cards or the same card can be
loaded.
Command Format: [OFFmCnUiP]
m = input number (m = 1 to 6)
Cn = card ID no. (n = slot # from 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
Ui = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
P = path
[ON…F]: feedback
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at the
end of a command string or if the unit ID is zero.
Example:
[ON1C2U3F]: if path is not set
[ON1C2U3PF]: if path is set
4. [OFF]
Example:
This command disables one or all inputs of a
single card or a group of cards.
• [OFFmCnUiS]: for a single card
If there are two MT104-102 cards in slot 6 and 7
of unit 3: To enable input 1 of card 6 and input 3
of card 7 simultaneously, use the following
commands:
[OFF1C6U3P]
[OFF3C7U3P]
[SW]
If "F" is included use the [OFFmCnUiPF]
command or the [OFFmCnUiFP] command.
This command disables input “m” or all inputs.
[OFFC5CnUi]: Turns OFF all inputs of the MT104102 card.
m = Input number (m = 1 to 6)
Cn = Card ID number (n = slot # from 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
Ui = Unit ID number (i = 0 to 9)
S = saves command to memory
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After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at the
end of a command string or if the unit ID is zero.
Example:
If card 5 of unit 3 has input 1 ON, the following
commands can be used to turn OFF the input.
1) [OFF1C5U3]: Turns OFF only input 1.
2) [OFFC5U3]: All inputs are OFF.
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[OFF…F]: feedback
Example:
[OFF1C2U3F]: if path is not set
[OFF1C2U3PF]: if path is set
[OFFmGkUiS]: for a group of cards
5. [SW]
This command disables input "m" for each card in
group "k" of unit "i".
m = card input (m = # from 1-6)
Gk = group number (k = # from 1-9)
Ui = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
S = saves command to memory
The switch command immediately connects inputs
and outputs, which were previously set with the
path command on this card and all other cards in
the MT100-100.
Example:
[ON1C6U3P]
[ON3C7U3P]
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[SW]
The system will return feedback as OK if the unit
ID is zero.
9. [RD]
This command displays the members in each
group. Command Format: [RDGkUi]
k = group number (k = # from 1-9)
i = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
member = C1 - C19 (card 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
6. [WR]
This command groups multiple cards in the
MT100-100 Enclosure. Each unit contains a
maximum of nine groups.
Example:
Command Format: [WRCn…GkUi]
To read member data for group 1 of unit 1, send
the [RD] command. The system will return
feedback as C1C2C3 G5U1.
n = card ID No. (n = slot # from 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
k = group number (k = # from 1-9)
i = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
10. [SIGCi]
Example:
This command checks if signal on input is
present. Command format [SIGCi]
To group card #1, 2, and 3 as group 5 of unit #1,
send the [WRC1C2C3G5U1] command. After
executing this command, cards 1, 2, and 3 of unit
1 will be grouped together as group 5.
Example:
If MT 104-102 is in slot#4. Feedback for
command [SIGC4] –0, it means that signal on
input1 is not presents.
7. [CLR]
This command clears the members for a single
group or for all nine groups.
11. [HELP]
This command displays available for RS-232
control commands.
Command Format: [CLRGkUi]
k = group number (k = # from 1-9)
i = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
Example:
a) To clear group #1, send the [CLRG1U1]
command. This command clears the members
for the specified group only.
b) To clear all groups of unit 1, send the
[CLR G[U1] command.
8. [G]
This command is used to request group data.
With the command, the user can identify which
input or output of a particular group is on.
Command Format: [GkUi]
k = group number (k = # from 1-9)
i = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
Example:
If group 1 has DA Cards with output 1 and 2 on,
while group 2 has SW Cards with input 2 on:
[G1]: will return feedback as [On12G1].
[G2]: will return feedback as [On2G2].
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
7.3. SUMMARY OF COMMANDS
1) [VER]:
Receives software version
2) [C]:
Receives status of the card
3) [ON]:
Turns on one input for a single
card or a group of cards
4) [OFF]:
Turns off one input for a single
card or a group of cards
5) [SW]:
Switch (activates the preset
path)
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We have carefully tested and have found no
problems in the supplied MT104-102; however, we
would like to offer suggestions for the following:
8.1 LED IS NOT LIT
6) [WR]:
Groups multiple cards
7) [CLR]:
Clears a single group or multiple
groups
8) [G]:
Requests group data
9) [RD]:
Displays the members in each
group
10) [SIG]:
Checks if signal presents.
Cause 1:
Card cage is not plugged in.
Solution:
Plug card cage in. If the LED lights,
the problem is solved. If the LED is
still not lit, see Cause 2.
Cause 2:
Card is not plugged in all the way.
Solution:
Push the card in all the way. If the
LED is still not lit, see Cause 3.
Cause 3:
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 LED lights,
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 and the
LED is still not lit, see Solution 2.
Solution 2: Take any other known good card
with an LED and verify that the slot
used is good by seeing if the other
card’s LED lights in that slot. If it
lights, then the original card may be
the source of the problem. Call
ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300.
11) [HELP]: Display commands.
8.2 LED IS BLINKING RED
If the LED on the card is blinking red, find the
error code. For example, if you are
using card 5 of unit 1, send the
[C5U1] command to see the status
and error code. Note that card 5
refers to slot 5.
Cause 1: The CPU on the card is not working
properly. If the CPU is not working,
you will receive an ER01 message.
The system will return feedback as
[On1 ER01 C05] when using card 5 of
unit 1.ER01 Code: CPU error
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Solution 1: Look at the card and verify that
source connections are correct. If
the source is working and there is
still no display, see Cause 2.
there is no damage. If there is
no damage, see Solution 2.
Cause 2: The card input is not selected.
Solution 2: Verify that all IC’s are seated in their
sockets. If the LED is still blinking
red, see Solution 3.
Solution: Select the card input. See RS-232
accessible commands in section 7. If
no display is present, see Cause 3.
Solution 3: Call ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300.
Cause 3: Cable connections to the destination
are incorrect.
Cause 2: The MT104-102 card and its serial
device are not communicating. If
there is no communication between
the MT104-102 card and its serial
device, you will receive an ER02
message. The system will return
feedback as [On1 ER02 C05] when
using card 5 of unit 1. ER02 Code:
Communication error between the
MT104-102 card and its serial
device.
Solution: Make sure that cables are connected
properly. Also, make sure 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 that the display is powered.
If there is still no display, call
ALTINEX
at
(714) 990-2300.
Solution 1: Turn the system OFF and then ON
again. If there is still an error
message, see Solution 2.
ALTINEX POLICY
Solution 2: Call ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300.
9.1 LIMITED WARRANTY
Cause 3: RS485 communication error
See Altinex Inc. web site for complete details.
If there is an RS485 communication error, you
will receive an ER03 message. The
system will return feedback as [On1
ER03 C05] when using card 5 of
unit 1. ER03 Code: RS485
9.2 RETURN POLICY
See Altinex web site for complete details.
9.3 CONTACT INFORMATION
communication error
ALTINEX, INC.
592 Apollo Street
Brea, CA 92821 USA
Solution 1: Make sure that the card is pushed all
the way into the slot. If there is still
an ER04 message, see Solution 2.
TEL: 714-990-2300
TOLL FREE: 1-800-ALTINEX
WEB: www.altinex.com
E-MAIL: solutions@altinex.com
FAX: 714-990-3303.
Solution 2: Turn the system OFF and then ON
again. If there is still an error
message, see Solution 3.
Solution 3: If there is still a problem, call
ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300.
8.3 NO DISPLAY
Cause 1:
Solution:
The source has a problem.
Check the source and make sure
that there is a signal present and all
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