Contemporary Research ICC-PSC Product manual

Product Manual
ICC-PSC/PSC2
Philips Smart Card Controllers
Ver. 1.1 January 31, 2014
17630 Davenport Road, Suite 113 • Dallas, TX 75252
Phone:972-931-2728 • Toll-Free: 888-972-2728 • Fax: 972-931-2765
E-Mail: Sales@crwww.com • Website: www.crwww.com
Table of Contents
Overview ............................................................................................................................................. 3
Specifications ..................................................................................................................................... 4
Models ............................................................................................................................................... 4
TV Applications ................................................................................................................................... 4
Front Panel Status ............................................................................................................................... 4
Physical.............................................................................................................................................. 5
Mounting ............................................................................................................................................ 5
Connections ........................................................................................................................................ 5
Includes ............................................................................................................................................. 5
Options .............................................................................................................................................. 5
Installation ......................................................................................................................................... 6
Smart Card Installation ........................................................................................................................ 6
RF Coax and iCC-Net Operation ............................................................................................................ 6
Using the IC-RC Remote for On-Screen Menus ....................................................................................... 7
Philips Previous Channel ...................................................................................................................... 7
On-Screen Setup Menus ....................................................................................................................... 7
RS-232 Control Protocol ..................................................................................................................... 8
Overview............................................................................................................................................ 8
Command String Structure ................................................................................................................... 8
RS-232 Commands ............................................................................................................................. 9
RS-232 Responses ............................................................................................................................ 12
Response String Structure ...................................................................................................................12
iC-Net SmartZones ........................................................................................................................... 14
System Map ...................................................................................................................................... 15
Typical RF and ICC-Net Signal Flow ................................................................................................. 16
Safety Instructions ........................................................................................................................... 17
Limited Warranty and Disclaimer ..................................................................................................... 18
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Overview
Contemporary Research offers a simple solution for intelligent television control and interactive distributed
media management, the PSC Philips Smart Cards. The ICC2-PSC communicates bi-directionally over the same
RF coax that carries the CATV channels, while the ICC1-PSC receives 1-way commands over RF. Older Philips
“P” series require the PSC-series cards, newer Philips TVs use the low-profile PSC2-series cards.
All PSC cards take advantage of Philips SmartCard TV technology. Inserting into the SmartCard card slot, the
PSC cards use the TV's internal IR sensor, character generator, and tuner to deliver cost-effective network TV
and media management. The cards are available optionally with external S-Video and composite AV input
connections (shown above).
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Controls Philips SmartCard TVs for cost-effective operation
o Creates on-screen channel labels, messages interactive text menus, and system feedback using
TV’s onboard character generator
o Receives wireless commands from IC-RC IR remote using TV’s IR sensor
o Delivers absolute volume control for level and mute
o Manages channel access using list of available channels (tuning ring) in controller memory
o Delivers absolute power control with on/off feedback from TV
Interacts with Philips SmartCard TV’s internal IR sensors, character generator, and tuner
Networks with up to 4,000 TVs through the ICC-HE or ICW-HE Head-End Network Controller (HE)
o ICC1 units receive commands over the same RF cable as CATV channels
o ICC2 units provide 2-way command and control with feedback over RF
o ICC2 units transmits key commands from IC-RC remote for 2-way control applications
o Exclusive SmartZone architecture controls hundreds of controllers with a single command
Responds to individual and zone commands from a single RS-232 port on the HE
Provides LED feedback for network, control, and operation status
Restores all operation status after loss of power from data stored in non-volatile memory
Installs in Philips SmartCard slot on back of TV
o PSC-series cover plates fit older Philips “P” series TVs, AV inputs optional on card
o PSC2-series cover plates fit newer low-profile Philips TVs, AV inputs included on TV
Updates firmware over iCC-Net network via modem or Internet (ICE-HE) from factory, PC update
software available 1st quarter 2004
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Specifications
Models
ICC1-PSC:
ICC2-PSC:
ICC2-PSC/AV:
ICC1-PSC2:
ICC2-PSC2:
Philips
Philips
Philips
Philips
Philips
Smart
Smart
Smart
Smart
Smart
Card, 1-way coax
Card, 2-way coax
Card, 2-way coax, with A/V inputs
Card 2, 1-way coax, low-profile cover
Card 2, 2-way coax, low-profile cover
TV Applications
Philips SmartCard TVs. Older models starting with “P” use the PSC-series cards with large cover plate, and use
the PSC/AV card for applications requiring switching AV inputs. Newer Philips TVs use the PSC2 cards, AV
inputs included with TV.
Philips TVS
New Models
ST220 Series
FT997 Series
FW997 Series
FW997 Series
LT220 Series
LT621 Series
LW621 Series
55RW951
ST230 Series
ICC-P
ICC-PSC2
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Previous Models
PL Series
PA Series
PC Series
PPC Series
SC Series
Front Panel Status
Net LED:
Com LED:
ICC-PSC
X
X
Notes
SmartCard, 19" - 36" TV
SmartCard, 15" HDTV LCD
SmartCard, 17 - 30" 16:9 HDTV LCD, Iconn1 box
SmartCard, 32 - 50" Plasma, Iconn2 box
SmartPlug, 13"- 27"
SmartPlug, 27"- 32", Flatscreen CRT
SmartPlug, 30"- 34", Flatscreen, Iconn1 box
55" HDTV, Iconn1 box
Do not use - ScanCard conflict
SmartPlug, requires power supply
SmartPlug, requires power supply
SmartCard, 19" - 27"
SmartCard, 32" - 36"
Do not use - ScanCard conflict
X
X
Green LED for iC-Net bus, flashes once per second if receiving communication
Yellow LED stays on, flashes when receiving data, off when no Smart data active
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Physical
Size:
Weight:
Enclosure:
Mounting
ICC-PSC2 series:
ICC-PSC series:
PSC Card - 3.765" [95.63mm] wide x 5.585" [141.86mm] deep
PSC Cover - 4.53" [115mm] wide x 3.41" [87mm] height x .58" [14.73mm] deep
PSC2 Cover– 4.93" [125mm] wide x 2.41" [61mm] height x .58" [14.73mm] deep
6 oz [170g]
All aluminum with durable black powder coat paint
Card installs into SmartCard slot
CATV connects to card RF input
RF Out cable extends thru slot
At bottom of card, connects to
external TV RF input
Card installs into SmartCard slot
CATV connects to card RF input
RF Out cable on card connects to
internal TV RF input in card slot
ICC2-PSC2 Installation
Connections
Cable/Ant:
iCC-Net:
Receive:
Transmit (ICC2):
AV Inputs:
RF Out:
Ground:
Power:
‘F’, female, 75 ohm impedance, RF from CATV system
Carried over the same RF coax connection as TV channels
Mid-band VHF, 74.7MHz, sent from IC Head-End Network Controller
-25 to +35 dBmV signal level
Sub-band, 5.6MHz sent to Head-End Network Controller
± 80 KHz max carrier deviation
+49dBmV nominal
S-Video and mono audio RCA (ICC2-PSC/AV only)
Composite RCA and mono audio RCA
Internal RCA female, 75 ohm impedance, RF to TV
Internal lug for TV GND wire
Powered by TV
Includes
PSC Card
Cover plate
F to RCA adapter (ICC-PSC2 only)
2 RCA RF cables, 7.5”
Options
Internal buzzer for system alerts, closure for camera power relay (factory-installed options)
IC-RC Wireless IR Remote for user control and system setup
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Installation
Smart Card Installation
1. Turn off TV and remove the existing SmartCard cover plate, requires Torx T10 driver for screws
2. Install Philips Smart Card RF connections
a. ICC PSC – RF Out connects inside the TV Smart Card slot
i. Disconnect the attached RF cable from the tuner input below the card.
ii. Remove existing SmartCard slowly.
iii. Connect included RCA cable from the Cable/Antenna RCA to the RF Input on the bottom
side of the card.
iv. Connect the RCA cable from the card’s RF Out to the TV’s RF In connector inside the
SmartCard port, located below the card slot.
b. ICC-PSC2 – RF Out connects outside the TV Smart Card slot
i. Attach included F to RCA adapter to the Cable/Antenna input on the PSC cover.
ii. Connect included RCA cable from the Cable/Antenna RCA to the RF Input on the bottom
side of the card.
iii. Connect the included RCA cable from the card’s RF Out to the TV RF input, running the
cable outside to the TV’s antenna input below the PSC2 card.
3. Gently but fully insert PSC card into the Philips Smart Card slot.
4. Attach PSC cover plate to TV – for ICC-PSC2 cards, make sure the RF Out cable fits into the cable slot on
the cover plate.
5. Turn on TV.
6. The Net LED should light and stay on, indicating power, but not iC-Net communication.
7. Com LED turns on when data link with TV is established; LED blinks when data sent from IR remote,
front-panel buttons, or iC-Net commands.
RF Coax and iCC-Net Operation
1. Connect the CATV RF Coax cable into the Cable/Antenna jack.
2. If the iCC-Net signal is operating, the Net LED will blink once per second.
Note: Newer Philips TVs that use the ICC-PSC2 cards do not have an interior TV RF in connector, the ICC-PSC2
connects the RF Out to the TV’s RF In connector on the outside of the TV, just below the card slot.
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Using the IC-RC Remote for On-Screen Menus
In order to complete the setup, you’ll need the IC-RC IR Remote to use the On-Screen Menus. Typically, the
remote is shipped ready to communicate to Smart TV. Just in case, here’s how to set the IR codes in the remote:
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Press and hold the Select button and a numeric key for the code # below.
Release the two keys at the same time.
The remote will now send the selected codes.
Remote will keep the codes, even if battery power is lost.
IR Code Format
Philips Smart TV
Code
2
Philips Previous Channel
Some Philips models will not respond properly to the IC-RC’s PrevCh command, marked as A/CH on the Philips
IR remote. If this happens, use the Philips special setup IR remote to set the A/CH A/V SWITCH menu selection
to OFF.
On-Screen Setup Menus
The remaining installation steps use the IR remote and the TV’s built-in character generator.
1. Touch Menu, then 999, then Enter.
2. The text CR MENU> should appear on the screen.
3. Key in one of the commands shown below, then press Enter to activate.
4. Note that, in Menu mode, the Channel Down key acts as a backspace/delete key and Channel Up
can act as an Enter.
Command
All
45678
45679
65478
65479
65487
65482
ICC2
65480
65481
65483
Function
The following commands are used for all units
Display firmware version
Display the unit’s Device #. At this point, you can use the Channel Down key as a
Delete key, enter a new device # with the remote’s numeric keypad, then hit Enter
to save the new number.
Reset unit, similar to disconnecting power then restarting.
Disable smart port communication. After about 5 seconds the TV will drop
communication with the TV controller and revert to stand alone TV mode. At this
point, the installer can switch to the TV Mode on the remote control, and then adjust
the TV setup parameters. To re-enable smart port, press Record on IC-RC.
Initialize to factory default settings: Power on, unlocked, display channel 11, channel
ring set to 4, 5, and 11, Group 0. Note that this command works even if TV power is
off or control is locked out.
Shows Net RX if receiving the iC-HE’s “heartbeat” pulse once per second, !NET RX
if not. Also displays receive signal strength for ICC2 units.
The following commands are used for the ICC2 only
Enable constant Net transmit to the Head-End. This is used for measuring the signal
strength of the ICC2 unit’s RF output. Press Enter to stop transmitting, or the unit
will automatically stop after 50 seconds.
Display ICC2 transmitter frequency control voltage – should be 2000 - 3150.
Display DF transmitter frequency deviation – should be 245 - 300.
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RS-232 Control Protocol
Overview
RS-232 control for up to 4000 TV Controllers is provided through an iC-series Head-End Network Controller.
The ICC-HE Head-End manages iC-Net communication over RF Coax to ICC1 (1-way) and ICC2 (2-Way) TV
Controllers as well as ICW TV Controllers over twisted-pair Cat3/5 wiring. The ICW-HE Head-End operates on
the twisted-pair network only.
Each TV Controller is assigned a unique device number from 1 to 4000 to which control commands are
addressed. The devices are organized into 16 zones of 255 devices. All the devices in each zone will respond to
a single “virtual device number” — one device number that represents all devices in each zone. There is also a
global device number, 4095, that will command all devices in the system. This feature dramatically speeds up
system operation and programming, because one command can affect an entire group of devices—or all. To
take advantages of this feature, review the section iC-Net Zones in this manual.
In ABC Media Retrieval Systems, we reserve the first group of devices, 1-255, for components operating on a
connected control system. Zones 1-16 are used for CR TV Controllers, Video Display Controllers and Tuners. As
it’s unlikely any system will use all 4000 devices, this may be a good device standard for your system as well.
The Remote RS-232 port on the Head-End Network Controller can communicate from 1200 to 38.4K baud. The
factory default setting is 19.2K baud, 8 data bits, No parity, and 1 stop bit.
Command String Structure
Characters in command strings are expressed in a combination of hex and ASCII characters. For clarity, the
following protocol examples use the following conventions:
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Single-byte hex numbers are preceded by the ‘$’ symbol
ASCII characters or strings are enclosed in single quotes
Numbers not marked as hex or ASCII are a single decimal byte
Parameters shown in < > brackets are single byte
A series of multiple commands or parameters are set apart by [ ] brackets
Commas separate the bytes, but are not part of the protocol
Double quotes enclose the command string, but are not part of the protocol
Command format:
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,<cmd1>,<parameter> [<cmdN>]"
$A5
<dh>
<dl>
<ncb>
<cmd1>
<parameter>
[<cmdN>]
Starts the command
The zone or high order byte of the device
The unit or low order byte of the device (0 for global zone)
The number of command bytes to follow
The first command byte
Command parameters (not used by all commands)
Multiple commands can be concatenated, with byte count added to <ncb>
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RS-232 Commands
Command
Power Off
P0
Description
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’P0’ ” (6 bytes) – checks TV data for true power control
Power On
P1
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’P1’ ” (6 bytes) – checks TV data for true power control
Power Toggle
PT
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’PT’ ” (6 bytes) – checks TV data for true power control
Operating
Parameters
TM
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,’TM’,<setting>” (7 bytes)
Sets up key functions in the unit
Bit 7 – 3 = 0
Bit 2 – Channel up/down operation, 0=Tune Ring, 1=Send IR Keypad response
Bit 1 – Numeric channel labels, 0=num labels off, 1=num labels on)
Bit 0 – Alpha channel labels, 0=alpha labels off, 1=alpha labels on
Volume
VL
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,’VL’,<vol level>” (7 bytes)
Sets TV volume level
0 = Mute
1 – 63 = Minimum level (1) to maximum volume (63)
Ts & Qs
T-series channel commands select a channel and display the channel label on the
TV, while Q-series commands don’t show the on-screen text.
T Channel Up
TU
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’TU’ ” (6 bytes) – Tunes to next channel up in Tune Ring
T Channel Dwn
TD
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’TD’ ” (6 bytes) – Tunes to next channel down in Tune Ring
T Channel Prev
Force T Channel
TP
TC
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’TP’ ” (6 bytes) – Tunes to previous channel in Tune Ring
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,’TC’, <channel>” (7 bytes) – Tunes to a specific channel
124 =
125 =
126 =
127 =
0=
255 =
RGB 2 input on TV
RGB input on TV
Select TV composite A/V input
Select S-Video Input
Blank video output to TV
Unblank TV video (restore to previous channel)
Select T Channel TT
Tip: Not all inputs are available on every TV make and model
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’TT’ <channel>” (7 bytes) – Tunes channel if included in TR
Channel Query
T?
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’T?’ ” (6 bytes) – Request response for current channel
Q Channel Up
QU
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’QU’ ” (6 bytes) – Tunes to next channel up in Tune Ring
Q Channel Dwn
QD
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’QD’ ” (6 bytes) – Tunes to next channel down in Tune Ring
Q Channel Prev
Force Q Channel
QP
QC
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’QP’ ” (6 bytes) – Tunes to previous channel in Tune Ring
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,’QC’, <channel>” (7 bytes) – Tunes to a specific channel
Select Q
Channel
QT
Same special-function channels as in the T Channel Select section above
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’QT’,<channel>” (7 bytes) – Tunes channel if included in TR
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Command
Tune Ring
Description
TR “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,’TR’, [<chan 1>, <chan N>]” (variable bytes)
This command stores a Tune Ring, a series of preset channels accessed by channel
up/down commands.
Ex1: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,6,’TR’, 5,4,8,11” sets ring to channels 5, 4, 8 and 11
Tip: The ring follows the stored order, channels do not have to be in ascending
order
Ex Ex2: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’TR’ ” clears the Tune Ring, locks unit to current channel
Tip: In the above mode, the IR Keypad channel up/down response to the HeadEnd, so the system will know the user is trying to change channels. In
response, the system could change channels on a media sources, like a VCR
or satellite. (Feature not provided in 1-way models).
Channel Labels
Ex3: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,8,’TR’, $82,5,$87,11” sets channels 2-5 and 7-11. You can
specify a range using MSB bit for the first channel; the next byte is the last.
TN “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,‘TN’,<channel>,<label>” (variable bytes)
Stores an ASCII string as the channel label. The text will appear briefly when the
channel is selected, if the feature has been activated by Setup command (TM).
Display Label
Ex1: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,6,‘TN’, ‘7’, ‘PBS’ ” TV displays PBS when 7 is selected
Ex2: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‘TN’, ‘7’ ” Clears alpha label for channel 7
Ex3: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,4,‘TN’,0,0” Clears all alpha labels
TC “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’TC’ ” (6 bytes) – Display current channel label for about 15 sec.
Closures
Y-
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, ‘Y’ <I/0 Port>’ ” (7 bytes) Factory option only
Turns the two internal closures on and off. Closure 1 is typically used to control the
optional buzzer, Closure 2 typically used to control an external camera power relay.
Control Lock
Device Status
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, ‘Y10’” turns Closure 1 off
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, ‘Y11’” turns Closure 1 on
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, ‘Y20’” turns Closure 2 off
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, ‘Y21’” turns Closure 2 on
LM “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,'LM',<control>” (7 bytes)
Locks out front panel and IR remote control functions. (0=enabled, 1=disabled)
Bit 7 Selects IR remote control operation, except vol
Bit 6
Selects volume control operation
Bit 5
Always 0
Bit 4
Deletes Tune Ring in internal TV memory
Bit 3-1 Always 0
Bit 0 Selects TV front panel buttons operation except vol
SP "$A5,0,0,3,'SP'" (6 bytes) 2-way units only
Queries the Head-End for the number of devices present on the network and the
number of devices expected. (Not provided in 1-way units)
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Command
Write Text
DM
Description
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,‘DM’, <start line>,<text color>,<background color>,
<background>,<size and shadow>,<timeout>,<message bytes>” (variable bytes)
Clears current text, displays text message over video (normal) or blank
background. The built-in character generator can accept up to 40 characters of text
(including carriage returns), 28 characters per line. Use a hex $0D or decimal 13 in
the text as a carriage return, which will advance CG to the next line, first space on
the right.
Start Line - 1-11
Text Color - 1-7= White
Text Background Color – 0-7=Transparent (no background)
Full screen background – 0=normal insert over video, 1=blank screen (blue)
Size and Shadow – 0-3=small text with drop shadow
Time-Out – 0=15-second display, 1=persistent
Persistent text stays on screen until the next DM command a new Menu or channel
is selected.
Ex1: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,10,‘DM’, 2,7,0,0,1,0,’TEST’ ” displays the word TEST on the
second line, white text, inserted over video, small size with drop shadow, and
timing out after 15 seconds.
Ex2: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‘DM’ ” clears on-screen display, also clears persistent text
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RS-232 Responses
Two-way iC-Net devices will send a response over the network whenever there is there is a change in status or
command from an IR remote or front panel.
Response String Structure
Characters in response strings are expressed in a combination of hex and ASCII characters. For clarity, the
following protocol examples use the following conventions:
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ASCII characters or strings are shown enclosed in single quotes
Numbers shown that are not in single quotes are a single decimal byte
Parameters shown in < > brackets are single byte
A series of multiple commands or parameters are set apart by [ ] brackets
Commas separate the bytes, but are not part of the protocol
Double quotes enclose the command string, but are not part of the protocol
Command format:
“ ‘<’,<dh>,<dl>,<nrb>,<rb1>, <para1> [<rbN>]"
‘>’
<dh>
<dl>
<nrb>
<rb1>
<para1>
[<rbN>]
Response
New Channel
Starts the response
The zone or high order byte of the device
The unit or low order byte of the device (0 for global zone)
The number of response bytes to follow
The first response byte
Associated parameters, if any
Multiple responses may be included
T
Description
“ ‘<’,<dh>,<dl>,2,'T',<new channel>" (6 bytes)
Sends in response to T? command.
IR Function
F
“ ‘<’,<dh>,<dl>,2,'F',<IR Function>" (6 bytes)
Sent when unit receives a new function command is pressed (1-8) or released (0) from
the IR remote.
0
1
2
3
4
5
8
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Stop
Pause
Fast Forward
Rewind
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Response
IR Key
K
Description
“ ‘<’,<dh>,<dl>,2,'K',<IR Key>" (6 bytes)
Sent when unit receives a new key command is pressed (10-116) or released (0) from
the IR remote.
0 = Release
10 - 19 = Numeric keypad entry 0 – 9
21 = Enter
22 = Channel Up
23 = Channel Down
29 = Menu
101 = Previous Channel
IR Menu
M
105
106
107
108
109
110
116
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Media Menu
Cursor Right
Cursor Left
Cursor Up
Cursor Down
Media Select
Timer
The 0 – 9, Channel Up/Down functions are sent only if enabled in the TM command
(Bit 2 = 1). The Channel Up/Down responses will be sent if the Tune Ring contains no
channels – see Ex2 in the Tune Ring command section.
“ ‘<’,<dh>,<dl>,5,'M',<msh>, <msl>, <mph>, <mpl>" (9 bytes)
Sent when unit receives a new Menu command is pressed or released (0) from the IR
remote. Menu Selection high and low bytes are in <msh> and <msl>. Menu Parameter
high and low bytes are in <mph> and <mpl>.
A Menu command is initiated by pressing the Menu key, followed by a numeric entry,
then the Enter or Channel Up key. During the Menu process, the Channel Down key
acts as a backspace or delete key.
Some selections that need only a single numeric entry and will have a parameter value
of zero (0). Those keys are 0, 8, 9, 18, 20, 30, 900, 911, and 912.
Menu selections that will prompt the user to enter a second parameter entry are:
1 = Select Media
2 = Password
3 = Chapter Search
4 = Frame Search
11 = Channel
21 = Page Zone
22 = Page Room
25 = Go
21 = Attach Zone
32 = Attach Room
Device
Response
Tip: The Menu entries are active even if the TV power is off.
SP " '<',0,0,4,'SP',<number devices present>,<number devices expected> (8 bytes)
Sent in response to HE status query.
Tip: If the number of present and expected devices match, the green Net LED on the
HE will blink once per second. If the two numbers do not agree, the LED blinks twice
per second.
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iC-Net SmartZones
To simplify controlling groups of devices, iC-Net is divided into 16 zones of 255 devices, called
SmartZones. All the devices within each zone can be controlled simultaneously by sending a
command to a single virtual device number.
For example, noting the zone chart below, if we send a Power On command to device #256, any TV
controller numbered between 257 and 511 will instantly turn on. If we send a Power Off command to
device #4095, all devices in the system will turn off.
This is an immensely powerful feature, because most systems can only address one device at time.
So if you need to turn off all 50 TV in a zone, you would need to send 50 commands. In addition to
the hassles of creating multiple commands, there would be a long delay between the first and last
command. One command, instant response is easier.
As we noted before, ABC Media Retrieval Systems reserve Zone 0 for devices used in the central
control system, 1 -15 for iC-Net devices. This structure may be useful for your application, or you
could use Zone 0 just like any other iC-Net zone.
Zone
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
All Zones
Tip:
First Device
257
513
769
1025
1281
1537
1793
2049
2305
2561
2817
3073
3329
3585
3841
Last Device
511
767
1023
1279
1535
1791
2047
2303
2559
2815
3071
3327
3583
3839
4000
Virtual Device
256
512
768
1024
1280
1536
1792
2048
2304
2560
2816
3072
3328
3584
3840
4095
You've probably figured out that you never want to assign a virtual device number to an
actual device in the system. If you assigned #1536 to a device, all the TV controllers in
Zone 6 would respond every time you sent a command to that one device.
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System Map
One of the key tasks for iC-Net integrators is to create a logical System Map, assigning device
numbers to TV controllers so they fall into logical zones. The device mapping could be sorted by type
or location; whichever suits the application.
iC-Net Zone
1
2
3
4
Zone
W 1st Floor
W 2nd Floor
E 1st Floor
E 2nd Floor
Room
256
W151
W152
W153
W154
1793
1794
1795
1796
2048
Office
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1537
1538
1792
Hallways
All
1281
1282
1283
1536
Day Care
Admin
A/V Center
All Zones
1025
1024
1025
1026
1280
Coffee Areas
W1
W2
E1
E2
8
769
770
771
772
1024
TV 1
TV 2
7
513
514
515
516
768
E151
E152
E153
E154
G100
G150
G151
6
257
258
259
260
512
W251
W252
W253
W254
E251
E252
E253
E254
5
Device
2049
2050
4095
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Typical RF and ICC-Net Signal Flow
The diagram below shows the structure of a typical Contemporary Research media retrieval system.
One of the key aspects for iCC-Net communication is to provide a forward and return (sub-channel)
path for data if you’re using ICC2 2-way TV Controllers.
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Safety Instructions
Read before operating equipment.
1. Cleaning - Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
2. Power Sources - Use supplied or equivalent UL/CSA approved low voltage DC plug-in transformer.
3. Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If you connect an outside antenna or cable system to the product, be
sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70, provides
information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the
lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge
unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
4. Lightning - Avoid installation or reconfiguration of wiring during lightning activity.
5. Power Lines - Do not locate an outside antenna system near overhead power lines or other electric light
or power circuits or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna
system, refrain from touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with them might be fatal.
6. Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
7. Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts, resulting in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the product.
8. Servicing - Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
9. Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:
 When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.
 If liquid spills or objects fall into the product.
 If the product is exposed to rain or water.
 If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions. An improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
product to its normal operation.
 If the video product is dropped or the cabinet is damaged.
 When the video product exhibits a distinct change in performance, this indicates a need for service.
* Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call CATV system installer's attention to
Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of Canadian Electrical Code, Part I), that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as possible.
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Limited Warranty and Disclaimer
Contemporary Research Corporation (CR) warrants this product to be free from defects in
material and workmanship under normal use for a period of two years from the date of
purchase from CR. Should such a defect occur CR will repair or replace, at their option, the
defective product at no cost for parts or labor.
This warranty extends to product purchased directly from CR or an Authorized CR Dealer.
Consumers should inquire from selling dealer as to the nature and extent of the dealer's
warranty, if any.
All warranty claims must be shipped pre-paid to the factory. Call or fax to obtain a Return
Material Authorization (RMA) number.
CR is not liable for any damages caused by any of its products or for the failure of any
products to perform, including any lost profits, lost savings, incidental damages, or
consequential damages. CR is not responsible for any claim made by a third party or made
for you by a third party. This limitation of liability applies whether damages are sought, or a
claim is made, under this warranty or as a tort claim (including negligence and strict product
liability), a contract claim, or any other claim. This limitation of liability cannot be waived or
amended by any person. This limitation of liability will be effective even if CR or an
authorized representative of CR has been advised of the possibility of any such damages.
Some states do not allow a limitation of how long an implied warranty lasts. Some states do
not allow the limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages for consumer
products. In such states, the limitation or exclusion of the Limited Warranty may not apply to
you. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights
that may vary from state to state. You are advised to consult applicable state laws for a full
determination of your rights.
Except as expressly set forth in this Limited Warranty, CR makes no other warranties,
expressed or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a
particular purpose. CR expressly disclaims all warranties not stated in this Limited Warranty.
Any implied warranties that may be imposed by law are limited to the terms of this Limited
Warranty.
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