Altinex MT106-103 Network Card User Manual

MULTITASKER®
MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0394-007
MT106-103
VIDEO SCALER CARD
USER’S GUIDE
MULTITASKER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS................ 2
GENERAL..........................................................2
INSTALLATION..................................................2
CLEANING.........................................................2
FCC NOTICE .....................................................2
ABOUT YOUR MT106-103....................................... 3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ............................ 3
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ...................................... 4
APPLICATION DIAGRAMS...................................... 5
DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL SETUP ..........................5
DIAGRAM 2: INTERNAL VIEW ..........................6
INSTALLING YOUR MT106-103 ............................ 7
OPERATION ............................................................... 7
RS-232 CONTROL.............................................7
DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS .......................7
BASIC COMMANDS ......................................8
FEEDBACK COMMANDS..............................9
CARD CONTROL ........................................11
ID COMMANDS ...........................................15
GROUP COMMANDS..................................16
SUMMARY OF COMMANDS ...........................17
MENU MODE ...................................................18
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE............................... 21
NO DISPLAY....................................................21
ALTINEX POLICIES ................................................ 21
LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICIES .....21
CONTACT INFORMATION ..............................21
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MULTITASKER
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
1.4 FCC NOTICE
1
•
Please read this manual carefully before using your
MT106-103. Keep this manual handy for future
reference. These safety instructions are to ensure
the long life of your MT106-103 and to prevent fire
and shock hazards. 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 water or moisture. Do not place the
MT106-103 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 MT106-103 carefully. Dropping or
jarring can damage the card.
• Do not pull any cables that are attached to the
MT106-103.
• Insert the card carefully into the slots of the
MultiTasker without bending any edges.
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.
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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. 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.
MULTITASKER
ABOUT YOUR MT106-103
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Specifications are subject to change.
See www.altinex.com for up-to-date information.
MT106-103
Video Scaler Card
FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
GENERAL
Inputs
PC Bypass
S-Video
Composite Video
Component Video
Output
The MT106-103 Scaler converts composite video
(C-Video), S-Video, and component video into a
high-resolution RGBHV/component video output.
A VGA through SXGA computer signal input can be
switched to the output via a pass-through input.
The C-Video and S-Video inputs accept NTSC and
PAL standards. These inputs are scaled to
VGA through SXGA computer video resolutions or
component video output resolutions 480p, 567p,
720p, or 1080i.
The MT106-103 is controlled using the MultiTasker
command language. Available commands allow
input selection, image control/adjustment including
contrast, brightness, color, tint, and sharpness. In
addition, the MT106-103 incorporates noise
reduction filters and sophisticated 3D comb filtering.
Compatibility
Output Range
MT106-103
15-pin HD female (1)
4-pin Mini DIN (1)
BNC female (1)
15-pin HD female (1)
15-pin HD female (1)
15-pin HD female (1)
C-Video/S-Video (NTSC/PAL),
Component Video (480i)
VGA through SXGA,
480p, 567p, 720p, 1080i
Table 1. MT106-103 General
MECHANICAL
Enclosure Slots
Weight
Connector Panel
T° Operating
T° Maximum
Humidity
MTBF (calc.)
The HelpInside feature allows programmers to
have access to command structures and control of
the MT106-103 from any terminal. This technology
provides easier-than-ever control of the MT106-103
card with simple keyboard commands. No typing of
long keyboard strings is necessary.
The MT106-103 also has menu-driven protocol
implemented for easier RS-232 control, eliminating
the need to type lengthy commands for video signal
adjustments.
MT106-103
One
1.0 lb (0.45 kg)
Black
10°C to 35°C
0°C to 50°C
90% non-condensing
40,000 hrs
Table 2. MT106-103 Mechanical
ELECTRICAL
Input C-Video/S-Video
Analog
Impedance
Output Signals
RGB Analog
Impedance
Horiz., Vert. Sync
Power (from enclosure)
+6V
-6V
Table 3. MT106-103 Electrical
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MT106-103
1 Vp-p
75 ohms
0.7 Vp-p max.
75 ohms
TTL (+/-)
1 A (6.0 W)
50 mA (0.3 W)
MULTITASKER
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
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TOP RETAINER SCREW
PC BYPASS INPUT
RGBHV/COMPONENT
VIDEO OUTPUT
S-VIDEO INPUT
COMPOSITE VIDEO INPUT
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT
(480i)
BOTTOM RETAINER SCREW
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APPLICATION DIAGRAMS
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DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL SETUP
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DIAGRAM 2: INTERNAL VIEW
OUTPUT
INPUT
C-VIDEO
BNC
S-VIDEO
4-PIN
MINI-DIN
SCALER
COMPONENT
VIDEO
15-PIN HD
(480i)
PC BYPASS
15-PIN HD
MP
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COMPUTER/
COMPONENT
VIDEO
15-PIN HD
MULTITASKER
INSTALLING YOUR MT106-103
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OPERATION
Step 1. Turn off power to the MultiTasker system
and disconnect from AC power.
7.1 RS-232 CONTROL
The
MT106-103
has
many
advanced
remote-control capabilities accessible through
standard RS-232 communication. Control may be
accomplished through a computer control system
or any other device capable of sending RS-232
communication.
Step 2. Remove a slot cover (MT200-101) from
one of the unused slots. Identify the slot
number and note that it is for RS-232
control.
Step 3. Slide the MT106-103 into the MultiTasker
enclosure in order to connect it to the bus.
Make sure that the card fits into place and
then secure the card by tightening its
retainer screws.
7.1.1 RS-232 INTERFACE
The control commands for the MT106-103 are in
a simple ASCII character format.
1.
Step 4. Make one or more of the following input
video connections:
§
Connect an S-Video cable from the
S-Video source (DVD, laptop, etc.) to
the S-Video input connector.
§
Use one of the two RCA to 15-pin HD
cables included with the MT106-103 to
connect the component video source
(DVD, satellite, media player, etc.) to
the component video input connector.
§
2.
3.
Connect a BNC-type cable from the
video source (camera, VCR, etc.) to
the Video input connector.
§
Square brackets “[ ]” are part of the
command.
Use uppercase letters for all commands.
Spaces are not legal characters.
The cards in a MultiTasker system are capable
of performing various functions, as well as
providing feedback to the user or control
system. Commands instruct a card to perform
specific actions or request information about the
status of the card. Some commands do both
simultaneously.
A command that instructs the card only to
perform an action will generate feedback of “[ ]”.
The open bracket immediately followed by a
closed bracket indicates the card received a
valid command. If the command requested
information from the card, the feedback
generated by the card is the acknowledgement
of having received a valid command. Invalid
commands generate feedback of “[ERR001]”.
Connect the RGBHV video output of a
computer to the PC Bypass input.
Step 5. Connect the output connector of the
MT106-103 to the display device through
a VGA-type (15-pin HD) cable. If the
output of the MT106-103 will be
component video, use the second RCA to
15-pin HD cable included with the
MT106-103 to connect the output of the
Scaler to the input of the display.
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.
Step 6. Restore power to the MultiTasker system.
7.2 DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS
Step 7. The default input is the Video input port.
Use AVSnap® or other communication
software to change the MT106-103 input.
See the [IN] command in section 7.2 or
section 7.4 for Menu Mode to change the
selection.
Each command consists of
Function, Card ID, and Unit ID.
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[ Function , Card ID , Unit ID ]
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three
parts:
MULTITASKER
Example: [VERC3U2]
BASIC COMMANDS
VER
= Function
1. [C]
C3
= Card ID or Group ID
This command displays the status of the card.
U2
= Unit ID (optional for Unit ID 0)
Command Format: [Cn]
For Function, see a detailed explanation under
each command description.
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
The card ID is a unique identifier. It is equal to
the enclosure slot number, or it may be an
assigned value. As the slot number, the value
can range from 1-4 up to 1-to-20 depending on
the enclosure. If the value is assigned, the ID
may be a maximum of 99. Card ID 0 (C0) is
used for the controller and cannot be
reassigned.
There is an MT106-103 card in slot 4. Sending
the command [C4] to the MultiTasker will yield
feedback similar to the following:
Input: Composite Video
Output Resolution: 1024x768
Brightness: 24
Contrast: 40
Color: 24
Sharpness: 10
Hue: 0
3D Filter OFF
NR ON
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Freeze OFF
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.
NOTE: In this manual, cards will be referenced
by their ID (C1, C2...C99). Typically, the ID
number will be equivalent to the slot number.
Groups will be referenced by their ID (G1-G8).
Changing the position of a card will significantly
affect the commands recorded on software
definitions or third-party control systems.
If there is no card in slot 4, sending the [C4]
command will not return any feedback.
2. [CnS]
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.
This command saves the card settings. This
configuration will be restored after the system is
reset or powered-up.
Command Format: [CnS]
Example:
[VERC3]:
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
For Unit ID Zero
S
[VERC3Ui]: For Unit ID other than Zero
[VERC3]:
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= Save configuration
Example:
Equivalent to [VERC3U0]
The MT106-103 has been set to a resolution of
1024x768 with Composite Video as the active
input. Send [C4S] and receive feedback similar
to the following:
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5. [VER]
Input: Composite Video
Output Resolution: 1024x768
Brightness: 24
Contrast: 40
Color: 24
Sharpness: 10
Hue: 0
3D Filter OFF
NR ON
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Freeze OFF
[SAVED]
This command displays the software version
and model number for the card.
Command Format: [VERCn]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Send the command [VERC4] to check the
version of the MT106-103 in slot 4. The system
will return the following feedback:
[MT106-103 690-0187-006 C04]
MT106-103 = Model Number
690-0187-006 = Firmware Version
C04
= Card ID
3. [CLR]
Reset the card to its last saved settings.
6. [HELP]
Command Format: [CLRCn]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
This command displays information available for
the MultiTasker interface commands.
Example:
Command Format: [HELPCn]
Send the command [CLRC4] to reset the card in
slot 4 to its last saved settings.
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
4. [FRESET]
In order to display the RS-232 commands
available for the MT106-103 card in slot 4, send
the command [HELPC4]. The commands along
with a brief description will be displayed in the
Terminal Window.
This command clears the card’s memory and
returns the card to its factory default settings.
The factory defaults are as follows:
In =
S-Video
Res. = 1024x768
3D Filter =
Off
Noise Red. = On
Freeze =
Off
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Brightness =
Contrast =
Color =
Sharpness =
Hue =
24
40
24
10
00
FEEDBACK COMMANDS
The next several commands are a function of
both the card and the front panel and are only
available with MultiTasker Front Panel systems
that have the following firmware:
690-0122-015
690-0123-004
690-0124-018
Command Format: [FRESETCn]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Send the command [VER] to the system and the
feedback will include the following:
Send the command [FRESETC4] to reset C4 to
the settings described above.
Use the
command [C4S] to save the settings so they will
be recalled upon power-up, reset, or [CLRC4].
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= Version 015 or later.
= Version 004 or later.
= Version 018 or later.
690-0122-015 690-0123-004 690-0124-018
Check the last three digits against the numbers
above to determine if the option is available.
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7. [FBD]
Example:
The MT106-103 in slot 4 has the S-Video input
selected with an output resolution set to
1024x768. Send the command [?C4] to receive
feedback status similar to the following.
This command turns feedback delay on or off. It
is necessary when installing some newer cards
in older systems. If the system does not receive
all of the feedback from the card, the card may
be communicating too fast. This command will
slow down the card's communication rate.
[(MT106-103C04)(VR690-0187-006C04)
(IN00C04)(RS03C04)(BR24C04)(CN40C04)
(CL24C04)(SH10C04)(HU00C04)(CF0C04)
(NR1C04)(AR1C04)(FZ0C04)]
Command Format: [FBDm]
m
= Delay (0= no delay, 1= delay 100mS)
All status feedback is enclosed in brackets, “[ ]“.
Each data field within the status is enclosed in
parentheses. The first two characters identify
the status type and the last three the card’s ID.
Example:
The command [HELPC4] is sent to the card in
slot 4. Some of the HELP file is displayed on the
screen, but most is missing. Send the command
[FBD1] to slow down the rate at which the card
sends feedback to the system.
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IN00
RS03
BR24
CN40
CL24
SH10
HU00
CF
NR
AR
FZ
8. [?]
This command will return general information
about the MultiTasker and cards installed in the
unit.
Command Format: [?Ui]
Ui = Unit ID (i = from 0 to 9)
Example:
A MultiTasker with unit ID 1 has a front panel
with part number MT101-101 and contains an
MT103-122, MT103-123, and MT106-103. Send
the command [?U1] and receive the following
feedback:
The next 5 lines are the image settings for
brightness, contrast, color, sharpness, and hue.
The last 2 digits in each line show the actual
value.
= Panel model number/unit ID
= MT103-122 is in slot 1
= MT103-123 is in slot 2
= MT106-103 is in slot 4
The last 4 lines give the status of the remaining
output image settings. These features are either
on or off and do not have numerical values. A
“1” will be displayed if the feature is on; a “0” will
be displayed if the feature is off.
9. [?C]
This command will display general information
about the card and its status.
Command Format: [?Cn]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
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Card model number
Firmware version
Active input number
Active resolution
Brightness level
Contrast level
Color level
Sharpness setting
Hue setting
Comb filter on/off
Noise reduction
Aspect ratio
Freeze output image
The IN status line is a 2-digit number
representing inputs 00-03 from the [IN]
command. The RS line reads the resolution
setting 0-9 from the [MODER] command.
[(MT101-101U1)(MT103-122C01)
(MT103-123C02)(MT106-103C04)]
MT101-101U1
MT103-122C01
MT103-123C02
MT106-103C04
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
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10. [STA1]
CARD CONTROL
This command enables automatic feedback
from the front panel. The command affects any
card with auto-feedback capability, not just the
MT106-103. The default at power on or reset is
STA0, off. For more details, see the [?Cn]
command definition.
12. [IN]
This command selects the input port on the card
to be used as the source. The current image
properties, like brightness and color, do not
change when the input is selected.
Command Format: [STA1]
Command Format: [INyCn]
MT
VR
RS
BR
CN
CL
SH
HU
CF
NR
AR
FZ
y = Resolution (y = # from 0 to 3)
0 = S-Video
1 = Composite Video
2 = PC Bypass
3 = Component Video
Card Model Number
Firmware Revision
Resolution
Brightness
Contrast
Color
Sharpness
Hue
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction
Aspect Ratio
Freeze
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Send the command [IN0C4] to select the
S-Video input.
13. [INR]
This command selects the input port on the card
to be used as the source and recalls its
previously saved settings.
Example 1:
Command =
Feedback =
[MODER4C4]
(RS04C04)
RS = Resolution
04 = 1280x1024
(settings are 00-09)
C04 = Card ID/slot number
Command Format: [INyRCn]
y = Resolution (y = # from 0 to 3)
0 = S-Video
1 = Composite Video
2 = PC Bypass
3 = Component Video
R = Recall video adjustment settings
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Example 2:
Command =
Feedback =
[MODEA1C4]
(AR0C04)
AR = Aspect Ratio
0
= Wide 16:9 (1 = 4:3)
C04 = Card ID/slot number
Send the command [IN0RC4] to select the
S-Video input and recall the settings saved for
the S-Video input. For example, any changes
made to the brightness, hue etc. that were
saved will be recalled.
11. [STA0]
This command disables automatic
from the card and front panel. The
affects any card with auto-feedback
not just the MT106-103 card. The
power on or reset is STA0, OFF.
feedback
command
capability,
default at
Command Format: [STA0]
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14. [MODER]
Example:
This command sets the resolution of the video
output.
Send the command [BRIGHTC4] to select the
brightness function on C4. Then use the [+] and
[-] commands to increase or decrease the
brightness level as desired.
Command Format: [MODERxCn]
x
= Resolution (x = # from 0 to 7)
17. [CONTRm]
0 = 640x480 (VGA)
1 = 480p
2 = 800x600 (SVGA)
3 = 1024x768 (XGA)
4 = 1280x1024 (SXGA)
5 = 567p
6 = 720p
7 = 1080i
8 = 1280x768 (WXGA)
9 = 852x480 (WVGA)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
This command sets the contrast level to an
absolute value.
Command Format: [CONTRmCn]
m
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Send the command [CONTR30C4] to set the
output contrast to 30 on the card in slot 4.
18. [CONTR]
This command displays the contrast setting and
makes the contrast function active for use with
the [+] and [-] control commands.
Example:
Send the command [MODER4C4] to set the
resolution of the card in slot 4 to 1280x1024.
Command Format: [CONTRCn]
15. [BRIGHTm]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
This command sets the brightness level to an
absolute value.
Example:
Send the command [CONTRC4] to select the
contrast function on C4. Then use the [+] and [-]
commands to increase or decrease the contrast
level as desired.
Command Format: [BRIGHTmCn]
m
= Level (m = # from 0 to 48, default=24)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
19. [COLORm]
Example:
This command sets the color level to an
absolute value.
Send the command [BRIGHT12C3] to set the
output brightness to 12 on the card in slot 4.
Command Format: [COLORmCn]
16. [BRIGHT]
m
This command displays the brightness setting
and makes the brightness function active for use
with the [+] and [-] commands.
= Level (m = # from 0 to 48,default=24)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Command Format: [BRIGHTCn]
Send the command [COLOR12C4] to set the
output color level to 12 on the card in slot 4.
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
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20. [COLOR]
Command Format: [HUEmCn]
This command displays the color setting and
makes the color function active for use with the
[+] and [-] control commands.
m
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Command Format: [COLORCn]
Send the command [HUE30C4] to set the output
hue level to 30 on the card in slot 4.
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
24. [HUE]
Send the command [COLORC4] to select the
color function on C4. Then use the [+] and [-]
commands to increase or decrease the color
level as desired.
This command displays the hue setting and
makes hue the active function for use with the
[+] and [-] controls.
NOTE: The Hue adjustment does not apply to
Component Video.
21. [SHARPm]
This command sets the sharpness level to an
absolute value.
Command Format: [HUECn]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Command Format: [SHARPmCn]
m
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
= Level (m = # from 0 to 48,default=10)
Example:
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Send the command [HUEC4] to select the hue
function on C4. Then use the [+] and [-]
commands to increase or decrease the hue
level as desired.
Example:
Send the command [SHARP05C4] to set the
output sharpness to 5 on the card in slot 4.
22. [SHARP]
25. [MODET]
This command displays the sharpness setting
and makes the sharpness function active for use
with the [+] and [-] control commands.
This command is used to turn the 3D Comb
Filter, Y/C Separator either on or off. The filter
should be on when using a VCR input and off
when using other formats.
Command Format: [SHARPCn]
Command Format: [MODETpCn]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
p
Example:
= Filter ON/OFF (p = 0 or 1)
0 = OFF (default)
1 = ON (VCR Mode)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Send the command [SHARPC4] to select the
sharpness function on C4. Then use the [+] and
[-] commands to increase or decrease the
sharpness level as desired.
Example:
23. [HUEm]
A VCR will be used to play a video tape. Send
the command [MODET1C4] to turn on the 3D
Comb Filter for the MT106-103 in slot 4.
This command sets the hue level to an absolute
value.
NOTE: The Hue adjustment does not apply to
Component Video.
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= Level (m = # from 0 to 48,default=0)
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26. [MODEN]
29. [ + ]
This command is used to turn the digital noise
reduction feature on and off.
This command increments a selected property
to be adjusted from the keyboard or front panel.
Command Format: [MODENpCn]
Command Format: [+] or [+k]
p
[+] = Increment by one
= Noise Reduction ON/OFF (p = 0 or 1)
0 = OFF
1 = ON
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
[+k] = Increment by “k”
Example:
Select the brightness command for the card in
slot 4. The current brightness level is 10, but it is
not the optimal value. After sending the following
commands, an optimum level of 15 is obtained:
Example:
Send the command [MODEN1C4] to turn on
noise reduction for the MT106-103 in slot 4.
27. [MODEA]
1.
This command is used to change the aspect
ratio between wide and standard formats.
The current brightness level is 10.
2.
Command Format: [MODEApCn]
p
=
30. [ - ]
This command decrements a selected property
to be adjusted from the keyboard or front panel.
Command Format: [-] or [-k]
Send the command [MODEA1C4] to set the
aspect ratio to Wide format on the MT106-103 in
slot 4.
[-]
Example:
Select the sharpness command for the card in
slot 4. The current sharpness level is 30, but it is
not the optimal value. After sending the following
commands, an optimum level of 25 is obtained:
This command is used to freeze the image
displayed on the display.
Command Format: [FREEZpCn]
= Freeze value (p = 0 or 1)
1.
= OFF
= ON
[SHARPC4]
The current sharpness level is 30.
2.
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
[–][–][–][–][–] or [–5]
The level is now 25 and no further
adjustments are required.
Example:
Send the command [FREEZ1C4] to freeze the
image generated by the MT106-103 in slot 4.
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= Decrement by one
[-k] = Decrement by “k”
28. [FREEZ]
0
1
[+][+][+][+][+] or [+5]
The level is now 15 and no further
adjustments are required.
Aspect Ratio (p = 1 or 2)
1 = Wide 16:9
2 = Standard 4:3
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
p
[BRIGHTC4]
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31. [RSI]
ID COMMANDS
This command resets the card IDs in the
system. After sending this command, each card
ID in the system will match the slot number of
the card. If the card is moved to another slot, its
ID number will be the new slot number.
The default card ID is the same as the card slot
number. The next several commands allow the
user to change the card ID to a value other than
the slot number. Once the ID is changed,
moving the card to another slot will not change
the card ID. If a card in slot 4 is set to ID 1, then
moved to slot 10, its ID will remain 1. The [RSI]
command forces each installed card to take its
slot number as its ID number, regardless of the
slot in which it is installed.
Command Format: [RSI]
Example:
Send the command [RSI] to the system with
Unit ID 0. The card in slot 1 will have ID 1, the
card in slot 2 will have ID 2, and so on. If the
card in slot 1 is then moved to slot 4, the card ID
will then be 4.
Some cards require more than one slot in the
MultiTasker system. As an example, some
matrix switcher cards require 4 slots. If 5 of
these cards are installed, they would be
numbered C4, C8, C12, C16, and C20.
Changing the ID allows the user to define the
cards as C1, C2, C3, C4, and C5.
32. [SIDn]
This command sets all the cards installed in the
MultiTasker system to the same card ID. After
sending this command, all cards will be
addressed with the same ID. Use caution when
sending this command to a system with multiple
board types.
Another use for changing the card ID is to be
able to use multiple systems without having to
set each unit to a different unit ID. All systems
may be left as unit ID 0 for ease of
programming. The cards in the first unit may be
numbered 1-10 and in the second unit 11-20.
Command Format: [SIDn]
n
The ID commands work with all MultiTasker
systems. However, front panels that have
firmware releases prior to the following will not
be able to address card IDs greater than the
number of slots in the system:
= Card ID (n = # from 1 to 99)
Example:
Send the command [SID1] to the system. All the
cards in the system now have ID 1. Any
commands that are sent to card ID 1 will be
received and executed by each card.
690-0122-019 = Version 019 or later.
33. [SIDnCi]
690-0123-005 = Version 005 or later.
690-0124-019 = Version 019 or later.
This command sets the card ID of a single card
to a number from 1 to 99.
Send the command [VER] to the system and the
feedback will include the following:
Command Format: [SIDnCi]
n
690-0122-019 690-0123-005 690-0124-019
Ci = Slot Number (i = # from 1 to max slots)
Check the last three digits against the numbers
above to determine if the card ID commands
can address all 99 card IDs.
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= Card ID (n = # from 1 to 99)
Example:
Send the command [SID50C10] to set the ID of
the card in slot 10 to an ID of 50.
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34. [SID+]
GROUP COMMANDS
This command sets the ID of all the cards in a
system to their slot number plus the offset value.
Group commands allow several cards with the
same functions to be controlled simultaneously
with a single command. Up to 8 groups (G1-G8)
may be defined. These commands apply to all
cards, not only the MT106-103.
Command Format: [SID+n]
n = Offset amount (n = # from 0 to 99)
The maximum card ID is 99, so subtract
the highest slot number from 99 to find
the maximum offset. For example, in an
8-slot enclosure, the maximum offset
would be 91. The slot number (8) plus the
offset (91) equals 99.
36. [WR]
This command adds cards to a group. In
MultiTasker systems with audio and video cards,
the groups are typically as follows:
Group 1 = Video Cards
Group 2 = Audio Cards
Group 3 = Video and Audio Cards
Example:
There are two 20-slot enclosures to be
connected together during normal operation.
The first unit will use the default IDs where the
card ID is equal to the slot number. The second
unit will have the same unit ID, but each card ID
will be offset by 20.
Command Format: [WRCn1Cn2…Gk]
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Gk = Group ID (k = # from 1-8)
Connect the computer to the second unit only
and send [SID+20] to set the ID of all the cards
in the second enclosure to their slot number plus
20. Reconnect both units to the computer.
Example:
The cards in the first unit will be referenced as
card IDs 1-20 and the cards in the second unit
will be referenced by card IDs 21-40.
Now add C8 to G5 by sending [WRC8G5]. C8 is
added to G5, and G5 is not overwritten. View
the contents of G5 by sending [RDG5] and
receiving the following feedback:
Add C2, C4, and C6 to G5 by sending the
command [WRC2C4C6G5]. After executing this
command, G5 will consist of C2, C4, and C6.
35. [RSN]
[G5=C2C4C6C8]
This command displays the slot number of a
card with a specified ID number. If more than
one card has the same ID, each slot number will
be displayed.
37. [RMC]
This command removes one or more cards from
a group.
Command Format: [RSNCi]
Command Format: [RMCn1Cn2…Gk]
Ci = Card ID (i = # from 1 to 99)
Cn = Card ID (n= # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Gk = Group ID (k = # from 1-8)
The card in slot 4 takes up four slots in the
enclosure. Its ID was set to 1 since it is the first
card installed in the system, reading from left to
right. Send the command [RSNC1] to find the
slot number of this card. The system responds
with the following feedback:
Example:
G5 consists of the C2, C4, C6, and C8. Remove
C6 and C8 by sending [RMC6C8G5]. View the
contents of G5 by sending [RDG5] and receiving
the following feedback:
[4]
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[G5=C2C4]
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38. [RMG]
Feedback Commands
This command deletes one or all groups.
7)
[FBD]
Feedback delay
Command Format: [RMGk]
8)
[?]
Display system cards
Gk = Group ID (k = # from 1-8, * for all)
9)
[?C]
Display card information
Example:
10) [STA1]
Enable auto feedback
Remove all cards from G52 by sending [RMG5].
The system will return the following feedback:
11) [STA0]
Disable auto feedback
Card Control
[G5=0]
Example 2:
Remove all cards from all groups, effectively
deleting all groups, by sending [RMG*]. The
system will return the following feedback:
12) [IN]
Select input port
13) [INR]
Select input and recall
14) [MODER]
Set output resolution
15) [BRIGHTm] Set/select brightness
16) [BRIGHT]
G1-G8: EMPTY
Display/select brightness
17) [CONTRm] Set/select contrast
39. [RD]
This command reads and then displays the
members in a group.
18) [CONTR]
Command Format: [RDGk]
20) [COLOR]
Gk = Group ID (k = # from 1-8)
21) [SHARPm] Set/select sharpness
Example:
22) [SHARP]
Display/select sharpness
C2, C4, and C6 make up G5. Read the member
data for G5 by sending the command [RDG5].
The system will return feedback as follows:
23) [HUEm]
Set/select hue
24) [HUE]
Display/select hue
[G5=C2C4C6]
25) [MODET]
3D comb filter
The feedback shows G5 and then the cards that
make up G5. In this case, G5 includes C2, C4,
and C6.
26) [MODEN]
Noise reduction
27) [MODEA]
Aspect ratio
28) [FREEZ]
Freeze image
29) [ + ]
Increment property by 1
30) [ - ]
Decrement property by 1
19) [COLORm] Set/select color
7.3 SUMMARY OF COMMANDS
Basic Commands
1)
[C]
Display card status
2)
[CnS]
Save card settings
3)
[CLR]
Restore saved settings
4)
[FRESET]
Reset to factory defaults
5)
[VER]
Display software version
6)
[HELP]
Display available commands
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Display/select contrast
Display/select color
ID Commands
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31) [RSI]
Reset Card IDs to defaults
32) [SIDn]
Set all Card IDs
33) [SIDnCi]
Set one Card ID
34) [SID+]
Set all Card IDs to an offset
35) [RSN]
Display card slot number
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Group Commands
7.4.2 USING MENU MODE
36) [WR]
Add card(s) to a group
37) [RMC]
Remove card(s) from group
38) [RMG]
Delete group
39) [RD]
Display group members
Do NOT press any keys except those relating to
the current menu. If you press the ENTER key
after entering a letter or digit, the original list of
systems will be displayed.
1.
In order to enter Menu Mode, the system
needs to be connected to a computer
running RS-232 control software.
2.
In the Terminal Window, press the ENTER
key on the keyboard.
3.
The system checks all MultiTaskers on the
RS-232 bus and displays a list of available
systems.
7.4 MENU MODE
Menu Mode commands allow virtually the same
functionality as programming commands. Unlike
the programming commands, menu commands
prompt the user to select from a list of available
options. The system then responds based upon
selections made by the user.
The menu-driven commands are only available with
MultiTasker systems that have the following front
panel firmware:
Example:
690-0122-015 = Version 015 or later.
4.
Enter the ID number of the desired system.
In the example above, enter a “1” for the
MultiTasker with unit ID 1.
5.
The system then interrogates all the cards
available in its enclosure and displays a list
of available cards.
690-0123-004 = Version 004 or later.
690-0124-018 = Version 018 or later.
Send the command [VER] to the system and the
feedback will include the following:
690-0122-015 690-0123-004 690-0124-018
Example:
Check the last three digits against the numbers
above to determine if Menu Mode is available.
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 sections versus programming commands.
MENU
Input Select
Setup
Output
Properties
Version
Status
Help
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01: MT103-122
02: MT103-123
04: MT106-103
6.
Enter the 2-digit ID and a menu for the card
will be displayed. In the example above,
enter “04” for the MT106-103.
7.
The system will prompt for selections
specific to the selected card.
8.
Read each menu carefully, and continue
selecting keys as prompted.
COMMAND
[IN], [INR]
[MODER], [BRIGHTm],
[CONTRm], [COLORm],
[SHARPm], [HUEm],
[MODEA], [MODET],
[MODEN], [FREEZ],[+], [-]
[VER]
[C]
[HELP]
1: U1
2: U2
3: U3
NOTE: Menus for data entry have two
prompts: “Key=” and “ESC” (escape). Press the
escape key to return to the previous menu
without making changes.
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7.4.3 MENU TYPES
1.
2.
MT106-103 EXPANDED MENUS
MAIN MENU
1.
INPUT SELECT (0)
The first menu displayed after selecting the
card is the Main Menu. This menu provides
access to the key functions related to the
card. Press the key representing the menu
item for access and a sub-menu will appear.
1: INPUT 0 (S-VIDEO)
SUB-MENUS
5: RECALL INPUT 0 (S-VIDEO)
Each menu item will display either a
sub-menu, or a list of options. Press the key
corresponding to the desired choice.
6: RECALL INPUT 1 (COMPOSITE VIDEO)
2: INPUT 1 (COMPOSITE VIDEO)
3: INPUT 2 (PC BYPASS)
4: INPUT 3 (YCbCr)
7: RECALL INPUT 2 (PC BYPASS)
8: RECALL INPUT 3 (YCbCr)
7.4.4 MT106-103 MENUS
Following are the menus available to the
MT106-103. The first menu is the Main Menu
only. The second listing is an expanded view of
the menu items.
2.
SETUP
1: OUT RESOLUTION (1024x768)
1: 640x480
The expanded menu contains values that
indicate the current setting or value of a
parameter. The value is usually in parentheses,
or otherwise indicated at the top of a sub-menu.
In some cases, additional comments are
provided for clarification and are not part of the
menu feedback.
2: 480p
MT106-103 MAIN MENU
7: 720p
3: 800x600
4: 1024x768
5: 1280x1024
6: 576p
1: INPUT SELECT
8: 1080i
2: SETUP
9: 1280x768
2: BRIGHTNESS (24)
1: +
2: 3: CONTRAST (40)
1: +
2: 4: COLOR (24)
1: +
2: 5: SHARPNESS (10)
1: +
2: -
3: VERSION
4: STATUS
5: HELP
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1. Change Output Resolution
6: HUE (0)
1: +
2: 7: ASPECT RATIO (4:3)
1: 16:9
8: 3D COMB FILTER (ON)
1: OFF
9: NOISE REDUCTION (ON)
1: OFF
A: FREEZE (OFF)
1: ON
An MT106-103 is in slot 4. Change the output
resolution to 1280x1024. Start by clicking the
mouse in the Terminal Window. Follow the
keystrokes below:
Enter
1
04
2
1
5
ESC
ESC
3: VERSION
This selection displays the model number
and firmware revision, and then redisplays
the Main Menu.
2. Adjust Brightness
Increase the brightness on the output of the
MT106-103 in slot 4. Starting from the
MT106-103's Main Menu, follow the keystrokes
below:
4: STATUS
This selection displays the card status and
then redisplays the Main Menu.
2
2
1
5: HELP
This selection displays a list of commands
available for the MT106-103 along with a
brief description.
ESC
This selection returns you to the parent
menu with the listing of all cards.
ESC
ESC
Display the status of the MT106-103 in slot 4
starting from its Main Menu.
an
NOTE: The communication software you use
may echo each character as it is typed
when entering numeric values (not
selecting menu items). For example,
entering a value of 03 may appear as
0033 on the screen.
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Select SETUP
Select BRIGHTNESS
Increment by one
Repeat until the desired brightness is
achieved.
Return to SETUP
Return to the Main Menu
3. Display Card Status
7.4.5 MENU MODE EXAMPLES
All Menu Mode examples assume
MT106-103 is installed in slot 4 of unit ID 1.
List of systems
Select unit ID 1
Select MT106-103 in slot 4
Select Setup Menu
Select OUT RESOLUTION
Select 1280x1024
Return to Setup Menu
Return to the Main Menu
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Display card status
NOTE:
The Main Menu will be redisplayed
after the status is displayed.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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ALTINEX POLICIES
9.1 LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICIES
We have carefully tested and have found no
problems in the supplied MT106-103. However, we
would like to offer suggestions for the following:
Please see the ALTINEX website at
www.altinex.com for details on warranty and
return policies.
8.1 NO DISPLAY
9.2 CONTACT INFORMATION
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.
ALTINEX, Inc.
Cause 2:
The card output is not selected.
TOLL FREE: 1-800-ALTINEX
Solution:
Select the card output. See RS-232
accessible commands in Section 7.
If no display is present, see
Cause 3.
WEB: www.altinex.com
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 is powered
and is turned on. If there is still no
display, please call ALTINEX at
(714) 990-2300.
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9
592 Apollo Street
Brea, CA 92821 USA
TEL: 714 990-2300
E-MAIL: solutions@altinex.com
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