Altinex MT106-101 Network Card User Manual

MULTI-TASKER
MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0097-004
MT106-101
SCAN DOUBLER CARD FOR
TM
MULTI-TASKER USER’S GUIDE
MULTI-TASKER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS .............. 2
1.1 GENERAL................................................... 2
1.2 INSTALLATION .......................................... 2
1.3 CLEANING.................................................. 2
1.4 FCC / CE NOTICE ...................................... 2
ABOUT YOUR MT106-101 .................................. 3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ......................... 3
DESCRIPTION OF MT106-101............................ 4
APPLICATION DIAGRAM .................................... 5
INSTALLING YOUR MT106-101.......................... 7
OPERATION........................................................ 7
7.1 RS-232 CONTROL .................................... 7
7.2 DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS............... 7
7.3 SUMMARY OF COMMANDS ................... 13
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ........................... 14
8.1 LED IS NOT LIT....................................... 14
8.2 LED IS BLINKING RED ........................... 14
8.3 NO DISPLAY ........................................... 14
ALTINEX POLICY .............................................. 15
9.1 LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY 15
9.2 CONTACT INFORMATION...................... 15
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PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
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Please read this manual carefully before using your
MT106-101. Keep this manual handy for future
reference. These safety instructions are to ensure
the long life of your MT106-101 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 MT106-101
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 MT106-101 carefully. Dropping or
jarring can damage the card.
• Do not pull the cables that are attached to the
MT106-101.
• Insert the card carefully into the slots of the
Multi-Tasker™ without bending any edges.
• When removing a card, pull it halfway through to
avoid damage to internal cables. If an Expansion
card is being removed, please make sure that
the Main 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.
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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.
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ABOUT YOUR MT106-101
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MT106-101 Scan Doubler Card
FEATURES/DESCRIPTION
GENERAL
Inputs
The MT106-101 is a Scan Doubler Card designed
for use with the Multi-Tasker system. When
installed in a Multi-Tasker enclosure, this card
allows the connection of an S-Video or one of three
Composite Video (NTSC/PAL) sources to a datagrade monitor or projector. The MT106-101
doubles the scan rate from 15.7 kHz to 31.5 kHz,
while converting the interlaced broadcast video
type signal to a non-interlaced VGA-type signal.
The selection of an input source is accomplished
by RS-232 control through the Multi-Tasker
enclosure.
Composite Video
S-Video
Internal Input Connector
Outputs
Output Connector
Compatibility
3
MT106-101
(3) BNC Female
Connectors
(1) 4-pin Mini-DIN
Connector
(1) 10-pin IDC
(1)15-pin HD Female
Composite Video, SVideo (NTSC/PAL)
Table 1. MT106-101 General
MECHANICAL
MT106-101
Basic Enclosure Slots
One
Required
Weight
1.0 lb (0.45 kg)
Connector Panel
Black
T° Operating
10°C to 35°C
T° Maximum
0°C to 50°C
Humidity
90% non-condensing
MTBF (calc.)
40,000 hrs
Table 2. MT106-101 Mechanical
A/V presentation systems often require the use of
monitors that are designed specifically to handle
computer video signals. The MT106-101 allows the
integration of composite video or S-Video into
these systems. The MT106-101 can also help to
simplify systems that would otherwise require
switching between video and RGB inputs on a
projector or large screen display. Furthermore, the
MT106-101 improves the quality of a composite
video signal, resulting in a steadier image with
higher definition.
ELECTRICAL
Input Video/S-Video Signals
Analog
Impedance
Type
Output Video Signals
The MT106-101 provides a number of features that
can be controlled via RS-232 through the MultiTasker Basic Enclosure. These features include
controls for horizontal and vertical positioning,
horizontal and vertical sizing, black level, color,
contrast and brightness.
Analog
The MT106-101 offers 3 composite video inputs on
female BNC connectors and an S-Video input on a
standard 4-pin mini-DIN connector. The latter may
be adapted to 2 BNC connectors using ALTINEX
adapter cables. The MT106-101 output is provided
on a 15-pin HD female (VGA-type) computer video
connector. This output may also be easily adapted
to 5 BNC connectors for RGBHV using an
ALTINEX adapter cable. Using the MT104-101 8-in
Video Switcher expansion cards, up to 32
additional composite inputs can be connected
internally to the MT106-101, and controlled via
RS-232 control to the Multi-Tasker enclosure.
Impedance
Output Sync Signals
Horizontal, Vertical
Impedance
Power
Power from
+6V
-6V
MT100-100
MT106-101 300 mA
10 mA
Table 3. MT106-101 Electrical
3
MT106-101
-.3V to +1.5V
75 Ohms
Differential
1.7V p-p max.
(terminated)
75 Ohms
TTL (-/+)
22 Ohms
Power
Consumption
1.9 watts
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DESCRIPTION OF MT106-101
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APPLICATION DIAGRAM
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Application 1
Application 2
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Application 2: Internal View of MT106-101
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INSTALLING YOUR MT106-101
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Step 1. Slide the MT106-101 into an available slot
in the Multi-Tasker™ Basic Enclosure in
order to connect to the bus. Make sure
that the MT106-101 Scan Doubler card
fits into place. Secure the card to the
Multi-Tasker™ by tightening the retainer
screws located on the top and bottom of
the MT106-101 Scan Doubler card.
Square brackets “[
command.
]” are part of the
2.
Use uppercase letters for all commands.
After processing a command, an OK or ER
string will be returned as feedback if "F" is
included at the end of a command string or if
the unit ID is zero.
7.2 DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS
Each command consists of three parts: function,
card ID, and unit ID. [Function, Card ID,
Unit ID].
Step 2. The LED on the card panel will turn red
indicating that the card is in full operation.
A green LED indicates that an input signal
is present. An LED that is blinking red
indicates that the card is experiencing a
problem. If the LED is blinking, see the
Troubleshooting Guide in section 10.
Example:
[VERC3U2]
VER = Function
C3 = Card ID
U2 = Unit ID
Step 3. Connect an S-Video cable or C-Video
cable (coaxial cable) from the video
source to the input connectors of the
MT106-101.
Connect
the
output
connector of the MT106-101 to the
display device through a VGA cable.
For Function, see a detailed explanation under
each command description.
The Card ID is an assigned value from 1 to 19,
based on which slot the card is put in. The 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.
Step 4. Starting from the left, identify the slot
number where the MT106-101 card is
plugged into the Enclosure. Note that the
slot number is required for RS-232
control.
OPERATION
1.
The Unit ID has a value from 0 to 9. The 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).
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7.1 RS-232 CONTROL
When used in the Multi-Tasker™ Basic
Enclosure, the MT106-101 has many advanced
remote control capabilities, which are accessible
through standard RS-232 communication. The
actual control may 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 displays the software version
and card type for the Scan Doubler card.
The RS-232 commands for the MT106-101 are
in a simple ASCII character format.
Command Format: [VERCnUi]
Cn = card ID No. (n = slot # from 1 to 19)
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Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9) (refer to the
MT100-100 user’s guide for explanation)
4. [CLR]
This command resets the card configuration to
factory defaults.
Example:
If one Scan Doubler Card is in slot #2 of unit 3.
Send the command [VERC2U3], and the
Multi-Tasker™ Basic Enclosure will return the
following:
Command Format: [CLRCi]
Ci = card ID (n = a slot # from 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
MT106-101 690-0155-003
Example:
MT106-101 = card type
690-0155-003 = software version
There is an MT106-101 in slot 4 of unit 0. All
controls are set to various levels and the output
is in PAL mode.
Sending the command
[CLRC4] will set the level controls to their
default values and place the output in NTSC
format.
2. [C]
This command receives the status of the card.
Command Format: [CnUi]
5. [ON]
Cn = card ID (n = a slot # from 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
The ON command selects one of four possible
input sources to connect to the output.
Ui = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
INPUT Number
(n)
0
1
2
3
Example:
If there is one MT106-101 card in slot #2 of unit
3 set for NTSC outputs, sending the command
[C2U3] to the Multi-Tasker™ will yield the
following feedback:
INPUT: 640x480; OUTPUT: NTSC C02
INPUT: 640x480
OUTPUT: NTSC
C02
INPUT Signal
Name
S-Video
C-Video #1
C-Video #2
C-Video #3
Command Format: [ONnCiUy]
= Input resolution
= Output mode
= card is in slot 2
n
= value from 0 to 3
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
If there is no card in slot #2 of unit 3, sending
the [C2U3] command will not return any
feedback from either card.
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
Example:
Connect the S-Video signal input on the
MT106-101 located in slot 4 of unit ID 2 to the
VGA output connector.
3. [SIGCi]
The Signal Present command tests for the
presence of a signal on the input. After sending
the command, the feedback will be either "1"
signifying a signal is present, or "0" indicating no
signal was detected.
[ON0C4U2]
6. [ + ] or [ - ]
These commands allow the user to increase or
decrease the value of the selected attribute.
They must be used immediately following one of
the following STATUS commands.
Ci = card number
Example:
To check for the presence of an input signal on
card 4, send the command [SIGC4] and verify
feedback of "1" or "0".
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STATUS
Command
[ HPOS ]
[ VPOS ]
[ HSIZE ]
[ VSIZE ]
[ BRIG ]
[ SHARP ]
[ COLOR ]
[ HUE ]
MIN
Value
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
MAX
Value
20
20
20
20
20
3
10
10
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 7 of unit ID 4.
Set the Horizontal Position to the maximum
value of 20 by sending the command
[HPOS20C7U4].
Default
Value
5
19
19
19
10
2
10
10
8. [HPOSCi] - Status/Adjust
This command selects the Horizontal Position
adjustment and makes it the active control. It is
also used to return the status of the current
Horizontal Position. As the active control, it may
be adjusted using the [ + ] and [ - ] commands.
Command Format: [HPOSCiUy]
Attempting to cycle past the minimum or
maximum values will have no effect on the
attribute's value.
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
Any command other than [ + ] or [ - ] will reset
the previous selection and the STATUS
command will need to be reissued.
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 4 of unit ID 1.
View the current Horizontal Position and adjust
for the best image.
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 4 of unit ID 2.
The current Horizontal Position is set to a value
of 10. Use the [ + ] and [ - ] controls to find the
best horizontal position. Starting from 10, first
increment the value to 12. Next, decrement the
value back down to 8 for the best picture.
[HPOSC4U1] 10
[HPOSC4U1] = STATUS command
10
= Feedback of current value
[+]&[-]
= Adjust as required
[HPOSC4U2] 10 [ + ][ + ][ - ][ - ][ - ][ - ]
[HPOSC4U2]
10
[ + ][ + ]
[ - ][ - ][ - ][ - ]
[HPOSC4U2]
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9. [VPOSnCi] - Set Value
= STATUS/Current value
= Feedback of current value
= Increment twice to 12
= Decrement 4 times to 8
= STATUS/Current Value
= Feedback of new value
This command sets the Vertical Position to an
absolute value and makes the Vertical Position
adjustment the active control.
Command Format: [VPOSnCiUy]
n
7. [HPOSnCi] - Set Value
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
This command sets the Horizontal Position to an
absolute value. It also makes the Horizontal
Position adjustment the active control.
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 2 of unit ID 3.
Set the Vertical Position to the value of 12 by
sending the command [VPOS12C2U3].
Command Format: [HPOSnCiUy]
n
= a value from 0 to 20 (Default = 19)
= a value from 0 to 20 (Default = 5)
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
10. [VPOSCi] - Status/Adjust
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This command selects the Vertical Position
adjustment and makes it the active control. It
also returns the status of the current Vertical
Position. As the active control, it may be
adjusted using the [ + ] and [ - ] commands.
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 2 of unit ID 3.
View the current Horizontal Size and adjust the
image to the center of the screen.
[HSIZEC2U3] 10
Command Format: [VPOSCiUy]
[HSIZEC2U3] = STATUS/Current value
10
= Feedback of current value
[+]&[-]
= Adjust as required
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
13. [VSIZEnCi] - Set Value
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 2 of unit ID 3.
View the current Vertical Position and adjust the
image for the best vertical position.
This command sets the Vertical Size to an
absolute value and makes the Vertical Size
adjustment the active control.
Command Format: [VSIZEnCiUy]
[VPOSC2U3] 10
n
[VPOSC2U3] = STATUS/Current value
10
= Feedback of current value
[+]&[-]
= Adjust as required
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
11. [HSIZEnCi] - Set Value
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 1 of unit ID 1.
Set the Vertical Size to the value of 6 by
sending the command [VSIZE6C1U1].
This command sets the Horizontal Size to an
absolute value and makes the Horizontal Size
adjustment the active control.
Command Format: [HSIZEnCiUy]
n
= a value from 0 to 20 (Default = 19)
14. [VSIZECi] - Status/Adjust
= a value from 0 to 20 (Default = 19)
This command selects the Vertical Size
adjustment and makes it the active control. It
also returns the status of the current Vertical
Size. As the active control, it may be adjusted
using the [ + ] and [ - ] commands.
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 2 of unit ID 3.
Set the Horizontal Size to the value of 12 by
sending the command [HSIZE12C2U3].
Command Format: [VSIZECiUy]
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
12. [HSIZECi] - Status/Adjust
This command selects the Horizontal Size
adjustment and makes it the active control. It
also returns the status of the current Horizontal
Size. As the active control, it may be adjusted
using the [ + ] and [ - ] commands.
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 2 of unit ID 3.
View the current Vertical Size and adjust the
vertical size for the best fit.
[VSIZEC2U3] 10
Command Format: [HSIZECiUy]
[VSIZEC2U3] = STATUS/Current value
10
= Feedback of current value
[+]&[-]
= Adjust as required
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
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Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
15. [BRIGnCi] - Set Value
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
This command selects the Brightness
adjustment and makes it the active control. It
also returns the status of the current Brightness
level. As the active control, it may be adjusted
using the [ + ] and [ - ] commands.
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 4 of unit ID 2.
Set the Sharpness to the value of 2 by sending
the command [SHARP2C4U2].
Command Format: [BRIGnCiUy]
n
18. [SHARPCi] - Status/Adjust
= a value from 0 to 20 (Default = 10)
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
This command selects the Sharpness
adjustment and makes it the active control. It is
also used to return the status of the current
Sharpness level. As the active control, it may
be adjusted using the [ + ] and [ - ] commands.
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 4 of unit ID 2.
Set the Brightness to the value of 2 by sending
the command [BRIG2C4U2].
Command Format: [SHARPCiUy]
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
16. [BRIGCi] - Status/Adjust
This command selects the Brightness
adjustment and makes it the active control. It is
also used to return the value of the current
Brightness level. As the active control, it may
be adjusted using the [ + ] and [ - ] commands.
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 2 of unit ID 3.
View the current Sharpness and adjust the
sharpness for a clean, clear image.
Command Format: [BRIGCiUy]
[SHARPC2U3] 2
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
[SHARPC2U3]
2
[+]&[-]
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
19. [COLORnCi]
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 2 of unit ID 3.
View the current Brightness and adjust the
brightness for a good image.
The COLOR command sets the Color to an
absolute value. It also makes the Color
adjustment the active control.
[BRIGC2U3] 2
[BRIGC2U3]
2
[+]&[-]
Command Format: [COLORnCiUy]
= STATUS/Current value
= Feedback of current value
= Adjust as required
n
= a value from 0 to 10 (Default = 10)
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
17. [SHARPnCi] - Set Value
This command sets the Sharpness to an
absolute value. It also makes the Sharpness
adjustment the active control.
Example:
If there is an MT106-101 in slot 4 of unit ID 2,
the color may be set to a value of 2 by sending
the command [COLOR2C4U2].
Command Format: [SHARPnCiUy]
n
= STATUS/Current value
= Feedback of current value
= Adjust as required
= a value from 0 to 3 (Default = 2)
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20. [COLORCi] - Status/Adjust
Command Format: [HUECiUy]
The COLOR command, with no value, selects
the Color adjustment and makes it the active
control. It is also used to return the status of the
current Color level. As the active control, it may
be adjusted using the [ + ] and [ - ] commands.
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 2 of unit ID 3.
View the current Hue and set the hue for a good
image.
Command Format: [COLORCiUy]
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
[HUEC2U3] 2
[HUEC2U3]
2
[+]&[-]
Example:
There is an MT106-101 in slot 2 of unit ID 3.
View the current Color level and adjust the color
for the best possible picture.
23. [HELP]
In MTSetup.exe, this command displays a list of
the commands available for the MT106-101
along with a brief description.
[COLORC2U3] 2
[COLORC2U3] = STATUS/Current value
2
= Feedback of current value
[+]&[-]
= Adjust as required
Command Format: [HELPCiUy]
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
21. [HUE] - Set Value
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100100 user’s guide for explanation)
This command sets the Hue to an absolute
value. It also makes the Hue adjustment the
active control.
24. [WR]
This command groups multiple cards in the
Enclosure. Each unit contains a maximum of
nine groups.
Command Format: [HUEnCiUy]
n
= STATUS/Current value
= Feedback of current value
= Adjust as required
= a value from 0 to 10 (Default = 10)
Ci = card ID (i = slot number)
Command Format: [WRCn…GkUi]
Uy = unit id (i = 0 to 9) (refer to the MT100-100
user’s guide for explanation)
Cn = card ID No. (n = slot # from 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
Example:
An MT106-101 is in slot 4 of unit ID 2. Set the
Hue to the value of 7 by sending the command
[HUE7C4U2].
Gk = group number (k = # from 1-9)
Ui = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
Example:
To group cards #1, 2, and 3 as group 5 of unit
#1, send the command [WRC1C2C3G5U1].
After executing this command, cards 1, 2 and 3
will be grouped together as group 5 of unit 1.
22. [HUE] - Status/Adjust
This command selects the Hue adjustment and
makes it the active control. It is also used to
return the value of the current Hue level. As the
active control, it may be adjusted using the [ + ]
and [ - ] commands.
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C1C2C19 G5U1.
25. [CLR]
This command clears the members for a single
group or for all nine groups.
7.3 SUMMARY OF COMMANDS
Command Format: [CLRGkUi]
Gk = group number (k = # from 1-9)
Ui = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
Example:
1) To clear group #1, send the [CLRG1U1]
command. This command clears the
members for the specified group only.
2) To clear all groups of unit 1, send the
[CLRG[U1] command.
26. [G]
1)
[VER]
Receives software version
2)
[Ci]
Receives status of the card
3)
[SIG]
Signal present command
4)
[CLR]
Resets card to defaults
5)
[ON]
Select Input Source
6)
[+]
[-]
Increments and Decrements
selected commands
7)
[HPOS]
Set the Horizontal Position
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.
8)
[HPOS]
Horiz. Position Adjust/Status
9)
[VPOS]
Set the Vertical Position
10) [VPOS]
Vert. Position Adjust/Status
Command Format: [GkUi]
11) [HSIZE]
Set the Horizontal Size
Gk = group number (k = # from 1-9)
12) [HSIZE]
Horizontal Size Adjust/Status
Ui = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
13) [VSIZE]
Set the Vertical Size
Example:
In unit ID0, if group 1 has DA Cards with outputs
1 and 2 on, while group 2 has SW Cards with
input 2 on:
14) [VSIZE]
Vertical Size Adjust/Size
15) [BRIG]
Set Brightness level
16) [BRIG]
Brightness Adjust/Status
[G1]: will return feedback as ON12 G1U0.
[G2]: will return feedback as ON2 G2U0.
17) [SHARP]
Set Sharpness level
18) [SHARP]
Sharpness Adjust/Status
19) [COLOR]
Set Color value
20) [COLOR]
Color Adjust/Status
Command Format: [RDGkUi]
21) [HUE]
Set Hue value
Gk = group number (k = # from 1-9)
22) [HUE]
Hue Adjust/Status
Ui = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
23) [HELP]
Display available commands
member = C1 - C19 (card 1 to 19)
(1-8 for MT100-101 or 1-4 for MT100-106)
24) [WR]
Group multiple cards
25) [CLR]
Clear group configurations
26) [G]
Request group data
27) [RD]
Display group members
27. [RD]
This command displays the members in each
group.
Example:
The cards in slots 1, 2 and 19 are part of group
5 in unit 1. Read the member data for group 5
of unit 1, by sending the command [RDG5U1].
The system will return feedback as follows:
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Solution 2: Verify that all IC’s are seated in their
sockets. If the LED is still blinking
red, see Cause 2.
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We have carefully tested and have found no
problems in the supplied MT106-101; however, we
would like to offer suggestions for the following:
Cause 2:
•
8.1 LED IS NOT LIT
• 8.2 LED IS BLINKING RED
• 8.3 NO DISPLAY
8.1 LED IS NOT LIT
Cause 1:
Card cage is not plugged in.
Solution:
Plug the card cage in. If the LED
lights, the problem is solved. If the
LED is still not ON, 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 ON, see Cause 3.
Cause 3:
Solution 1: Turn the system OFF and then ON
again. If there is still an error, see
Cause 3.
Cause 3:
RS485 communication error
Solution 1: Make sure that the card is pushed
all the way into the slot. If there is
still an error, see Solution 2.
Solution 2: Turn the system OFF and then ON
again. If there is still an error, see
Solution 3.
Solution 3: Call ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300.
Card cage slot has a problem.
8.3 NO DISPLAY
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.
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.
Cause 2:
The card output is not selected.
Solution:
Select the card output. See RS-232
accessible commands in Section 7.
If no display is present, see
Cause 3.
Cause 3:
Cable connections are incorrect.
Solution:
Make sure that cables are properly
connected. 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 the display has power
and is turned ON. If there is still no
display, please call Altinex at
(714) 990-2300.
8.2 LED IS BLINKING RED
Cause 1:
The card and its serial device are
not communicating.
The CPU on the card is not
working properly.
Solution 1: Look at the card and verify that
there is no damage. If there is no
damage, see Solution 2.
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9.1 LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY
Please
see
the
Altinex
website
at
www.altinex.com for details on warranty and
return policy.
9.2 CONTACT INFORMATION
ALTINEX, INC
592 Apollo street
Brea, CA 92821 USA
TEL: 714 990-2300
TOLL FREE: 1-800-ALTINEX
WEB: www.altinex.com
E-MAIL: solutions@altinex.com
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