User`s guide | Altinex MT115-110 Network Card User Manual

MULTITASKER®
MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0433-003
MT115-110
COMPUTER/COMPONENT VIDEO + AUDIO,
DUAL TWISTED PAIR TRANSMITTER
USER’S GUIDE
MULTITASKER
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS................ 2
GENERAL..........................................................2
HANDLING ........................................................2
CLEANING.........................................................2
FCC NOTICE .....................................................2
ABOUT YOUR MT115-110....................................... 3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS.............................. 3
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ...................................... 4
APPLICATION DIAGRAMS...................................... 5
DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL SETUP ..........................5
DIAGRAM 2: INTERNAL VIEW ..........................6
DIAGRAM 3: SWITCH SETTINGS .....................7
INSTALLING YOUR MT115-110 ............................ 8
OPERATION ............................................................... 8
RS-232 CONTROL.............................................8
DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS .......................9
COMMANDS..................................................9
FEEDBACK COMMANDS............................10
ID COMMANDS ...........................................13
GROUP COMMANDS..................................14
SUMMARY OF COMMANDS ...........................15
MENU MODE ...................................................16
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE............................... 18
LEDS ARE OFF ................................................18
DISPLAY IS TOO BRIGHT ...............................18
NO DISPLAY....................................................18
ALTINEX POLICIES ................................................ 19
LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICIES .....19
CONTACT INFORMATION ..............................19
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PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
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Please read this manual carefully before using your
MT115-110 and keep it handy for future reference.
These safety instructions are to ensure the long life
of your MT115-110 and to prevent fire and shock
hazards. Please read them carefully and heed all
warnings.
1.1 GENERAL
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Qualified ALTINEX service personnel or its
authorized representatives must perform all
service.
1.2 HANDLING
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Handle the MT115-110 carefully. Dropping or
jarring can damage the card.
The MT115-110 contains components that are
sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Always use ESD safety precautions when
touching the card.
To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this unit
to water or moisture. Do not place the
MT115-110 in direct sunlight, near heaters or
heat-radiating appliances, or near any liquid.
Exposure to direct sunlight, smoke, or steam can
harm internal components.
Do not pull any cables that are attached to the
MT115-110.
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1.4 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.
1.5 FCC 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 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 MT115-110
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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MT115-110
Computer/Component Video+ Audio,
Dual Twisted Pair Transmitter
Specifications are subject to change.
See www.altinex.com for up-to-date information.
The MT115-110 provides a means of transmitting
computer or component video and audio signals
over Twisted Pair-type (CAT-5) cable when used
together with an ALTINEX Twisted Pair Video
Receiver, such as the MT115-111 or TP115-111.
Inputs
FEATURES/DESCRIPTION
MT115-110
Video
(2) 15-pin HD female
Audio
(2) 3.5 mm jack
Output
CAT-5/6 Twisted Pair
The MT115-110 offers two 15-pin HD female inputs
with native Plug & Play compatibility and two
3.5 mm audio input jacks. The RJ-45 outputs
provide distributed drive to Twisted Pair cables.
The MT115-110 also offers video equalization for
cable lengths up to 400 ft (122 m). The equalization
adjustment may be set for either hardware or
software (RS-232) control.
(2) RJ-45 female
Table 1. MT115-110 General
Additionally, the MT115-110 offers the option for
video gain adjustments through RS-232 control or
the gain may be set to a value of one for hardware
control.
MECHANICAL
MT115-110
Enclosure Slots
One
Weight (pounds)
0.5 lbs (0.23 kg)
T° Operating
10°C-35°C
T° Maximum
50°C
Humidity
90% non-condensing
MTBF (calculations)
40,000 hrs (min.)
Table 2. MT115-110 Mechanical
The latest generation of Twisted Pair devices uses
an innovative, patented technology* developed by
ALTINEX. The new signal processing technology
allows transmitting and receiving fully equalized
computer video signals, stereo, and audio signals
over long distances. The maximum distance at full
UXGA resolution is 400 ft (122 m) between devices
and may reach up to 750 ft (230 m) at VGA
resolution.
ELECTRICAL
MT115-110
Video Input Signal
Video Signal
1.5 Vp-p max
Video Impedance
75 ohms
SYNC Signal
TTL (+/-)
SYNC Impedance
10 kohms
Audio Input Signal
Impedance
* US Patent 7,065,190
30 kohms
Level
1.0 Vp-p max
Twisted Pair Output
CAT-5/6 Twisted Pair
Video Resolution
Video/Sync/Audio Signals
ALTINEX Standard
VGA through UXGA
480p through 1080i
Power (from enclosure)
+6V
0.600 A (3.6 W)
-6V
0.400 A (2.4 W)
Total Power
Table 3. MT115-110 Electrical
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6.0 W max.
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
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TOP RETAINER SCREW
AUDIO INPUT 1
RGBHV/YPbPr
INPUT 1
VIDEO EQUALIZATION
FOR INPUT 1
4TP
OUTPUT 1
AUDIO INPUT 2
RGBHV/YPbPr
INPUT 2
VIDEO EQUALIZATION
FOR INPUT 2
4TP
OUTPUT 2
BOTTOM RETAINER SCREW
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APPLICATION DIAGRAMS
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DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL SETUP
MT115-110
TP115-111
TP115-111
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DIAGRAM 2: INTERNAL VIEW
MT115-110
INPUT
OUTPUT
POWER
EQ
H/W
EQ
SYNC
HOR
PROCESSING
VER
VIDEO
15-PIN HD
S/W
SIGNAL
DETECT
RED
PAIR 1
BLUE
PAIR 3
GREEN
PAIR 2
4TP
PLUG and PLAY
AUDIO
3.5mm
LEFT
Stereo
to Mono
RIGHT
POWER
S/W
SIGNAL
DETECT
EQ
H/W
EQ
SYNC
HOR
PROCESSING
VER
VIDEO
15-PIN HD
PAIR 4
RED
PAIR 1
BLUE
PAIR 3
GREEN
PAIR 2
PLUG and PLAY
AUDIO
3.5 mm
LEFT
Stereo
to Mono
RIGHT
MP
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POWER
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4TP
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DIAGRAM 3: SWITCH SETTINGS
SW4
EQ1
SW6
GAIN1
EQ2
GAIN2
SW3
CONTROL
Video Gain
Video Equalization
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SW5
INPUT
DESCRIPTION
1
Set SW6 to SW for software control and HW for a fixed gain = 1.
2
Set SW5 to SW for software control and HW for a fixed gain = 1.
1
Set SW4 to SW for software control and HW for hardware control.
2
Set SW3 to SW for software control and HW for hardware control.
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INSTALLING YOUR MT115-110
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OPERATION
Step 1. Determine the appropriate switch settings
using Diagram 3 on page 7.
7.1 RS-232 CONTROL
The
MT115-110
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. Turn off power to the MultiTasker system
and disconnect from AC power.
Step 3. 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.
7.1.1 RS-232 INTERFACE
Step 4. Slide the MT115-110 into the enclosure in
order to connect it to the bus. Make sure
the card fits into place and then secure
the card by tightening its retainer screws.
The control commands for the MT115-110 are in
a simple ASCII character format.
Step 5. Restore power to the enclosure. The
LEDs for each input should be on and red.
Step 6. Connect the computer/component video
and audio sources to Inputs 1 and 2. If a
properly formatted input signal is
available, the Input LED will turn green.
Step 8. Connect the 4TP OUT2 to the input of its
Twisted Pair receiver.
is
now
ready
Square brackets “[ ]” are part of the
command.
2.
Use uppercase letters for all commands.
3.
Spaces are not legal characters.
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]”.
for
Step 10. Video equalization is provided to fine-tune
the displayed image on the remote
display. The equalization adjustments on
the MT115-110 and Twisted Pair receiver
work together. Typically, for short cable
runs the equalization will be set to near
minimum. Cable lengths up to 400 ft
(122 m) will require near maximum
equalization on both units.
After processing a command, an “OK” or
[ERR001] will be returned as feedback if ‘F’ is
included at the end of a command string.
Step 11. The MT115-110 also has video gain
adjustment capability through RS-232
control. See the following section for
RS-232 command details.
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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.
Step 7. Connect the 4TP OUT1 to the input of its
Twisted Pair receiver.
Step 9. The MT115-110
operation.
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Commands ending in ‘S’ will be saved into
memory. Commands not ending in ‘S’ will still be
executed, but will not be restored when the
system is reset or powered off, then on.
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7.2 DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS
Each command consists of three
Function, Card ID, and Unit ID.
[ Function , Card ID , Unit ID ]
COMMANDS
parts:
1. [VER]
This command displays the software version
and card type for the MT115-110 card.
Example: [VERC3U2]
Command Format: [VERCn]
VER= Function
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
C3 = Card ID or Group ID
Example:
U2 = Unit ID (optional for Unit ID 0)
An MT115-110 card is in slot 3. Send the
command [VERC3], and the system will return
feedback similar to the following:
For Function, see a detailed explanation under
each command description.
[MT115-110 690-0231-001 C03]
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.
MT115-110
= Model number
690-0231-001
= Firmware version
C03
= Card ID
2. [C]
This command displays the status of the card.
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.
Command Format: [Cn]
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).
There is an MT115-110 card in slot 3. Sending
the command [C3] will yield feedback similar to
the following:
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
INPUT#1 VIDEO GAIN 4
EQUALIZATION 32
INPUT#2 VIDEO GAIN 4
EQUALIZATION 32
Changing the position of a card will significantly
affect the commands recorded on software
definitions or third-party control systems.
The unit ID has a value from 0 to 9. Unit ID 0
should be used for single unit operation. If the
unit ID is set to zero, each command may be
used without Ui. Use the command [SETU0], as
explained in the MT100-100 User’s Guide.
In this case, both card inputs are set for a video
gain of 4 and an equalization of 32.
If there is no card in slot 4, sending the [C4]
command will not return any feedback.
Example:
[VERC3]:
For Unit ID Zero
[VERC3Ui]: For Unit ID other than Zero
[VERC3]:
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3. [CnS]
Example:
This command saves the card settings and
displays the status. After the system is reset or
powered off and on, the settings are restored.
A MultiTasker with unit ID 1 has a front panel
with part number MT101-101 and contains an
MT103-122, MT103-123, and MT115-110. Send
the command [?U1] and receive the following
feedback:
Cn = card number
S
= save configuration
[(MT101-101U1)(MT103-122C01)
(MT103-123C02)(MT115-110C03)]
Example:
Save the status by sending [C4S].
The
feedback returned will be similar to the following:
MT101-101U1
MT103-122C01
MT103-123C02
MT115-110C03
INPUT#1 VIDEO GAIN 4
EQUALIZATION 32
INPUT#2 VIDEO GAIN 4
EQUALIZATION 32
SAVED
5. [?C]
This command will return general information
about the card and its status.
FEEDBACK COMMANDS
Command Format: [?Cn]
The next four 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
= Panel Number and Unit ID
= An MT103-122 is in slot 1
= An MT103-123 is in slot 2
= An MT115-110 is in slot 3
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
The MT115-110 in slot 3 has Input 1 connected
to all outputs. Each input is set to a gain level of
4 and an equalization value of 32. Send the
command [?C3] and receive feedback similar to
the following.
= Version 015 or later.
= Version 004 or later.
= Version 018 or later.
Send the command [VER], and the system will
respond with feedback that includes the
following:
[(MT115-110C03)(VR690-0231-001C03)
(GN0404C03)(EQ3232C03)]
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. The last three characters are the
card’s ID.
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.
4. [?]
MT115-110
VR690-0231-001
GN0404
EQ3232
This command will return general information
about the MultiTasker and cards installed in the
unit.
Command Format: [?Ui]
= Card model number
= Firmware version
= Gain levels
= Equalization values
The gain and equalization settings are read from
left to right. The first 2 digits are for Input 1 and
the last 2 digits are for Input 2.
Ui = Unit ID (i = from 0 to 9)
In this case, both gains are set to 4 and both
equalization levels are set to 32.
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6. [STA1]
9. [TEST]
This command enables automatic feedback
from the front panel. The command affects any
card with auto-feedback capability, not just the
MT115-110. The default at power on or reset is
STA0, off. For more details, see the [?Cn]
command definition.
This command performs a series of tests on the
internal memory and displays a pass message if
successful. Otherwise, failures are indicated.
Command Format: [STA1]
Upon completion, the system will display the
results. This feedback will be similar to the
following:
Command Format: [TESTCn]
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Feedback Prefix Definitions:
MT
Card model number
VR
Firmware revision
GN
Gain levels
EQ
Equalization value
MEMORY IC TEST RESULTS:
MEMORY IC PASS
10. [EQ]
This command displays the equalization setting
for an input and selects that input for adjustment
using the [+] and [-] commands.
Example 1:
Command = [GAIN1=10C3]
Feedback = (GN1004C03)
GN = Gain
1004 = Levels (IN1=10, IN2= 04)
C04 = Card/Slot number
7. [STA0]
This command disables automatic
from the card and front panel. The
affects any card with auto-feedback
not just the MT115-110 card. The
power on or reset is STA0, OFF.
Command Format: [EQmCn]
m
= Input # (m = 1 or 2)
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
feedback
command
capability,
default at
Display the equalization setting for Input 1 of C3,
then increase the equalization level by 3 from a
starting value of 12.
Send the command [EQ1C3] and the current
setting for Input 1 will be displayed.
Command Format: [STA0]
8. [CLR]
[12]
This command clears the card settings and
returns it to the factory default values. The
default gain settings are 4 and the default
equalization settings are 32 for each input.
Next, send the commands [+], [+], and [+] to
increase the setting by 3. Send the [EQ]
command again to receive new value.
[15]
Command Format: [CLRCn]
11. [EQ=]
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
This command sets the equalization for an input
to a value specified by the user.
In order to clear the card in slot 3, send the
command [CLRC3]. The card will respond with
the following feedback when complete:
Command Format: [EQm=xCn]
m
= Input # (m = 1 or 2)
FACTORY RESET COMPLETED
x
= Equalization level (x = # from 1 to 64)
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
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14. [HELP]
Example:
Set the equalization on Input 2 of C3 to a value
of 32 by sending the command [EQ2=32C3].
The card will respond with feedback of “[ ]” once
the command is executed.
This command displays information available for
the MultiTasker interface commands.
Command Format: [HELPCn]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
12. [GAIN]
Example:
This command displays the gain setting for an
input and selects that input for adjustment using
the [+] and [-] commands. A gain setting of 4 is
equivalent to unity gain.
In order to display the RS-232 commands
available for the MT115-110 card in slot 3, send
the command [HELPC3]. The commands along
with a brief description will be displayed in the
Terminal Window.
Command Format: [GAINmCn]
m
= Input # (m = 1 or 2)
15. [...S]
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
This command will save the configuration
command being sent in memory. When sending
the command [EQ1=16C3S], after reset or
power-up, the equalization for Input 1 will be set
to 16.
Example:
Display the gain setting for Input 2 of C3, then
decrease the gain level by 3 from a starting
value of 10.
16. [FBD]
Send the command [GAIN2C3] and the current
setting for Input 1 will be displayed.
Next, send the commands [-], [-], and [-] to
decrease the setting by 3. Send the [GAIN]
command again to display the new value.
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.
[7]
Command Format: [FBDm]
[10]
13. [GAIN=]
m
This command sets the gain level for an input to
a value specified by the user. A gain setting of 4
is equivalent to unity gain.
Example:
The command [HELPC3] is sent to the card in
slot 3. 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.
Command Format: [GAINm=xCn]
m
= Input # (m = 1 or 2)
x
= Gain level (m = # from 1 to 11, 4=unity)
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Set the gain level for Input 2 of C3 to a value of
4 by sending the command [GAIN2=4C3]. The
card will respond with feedback of “[ ]” once the
command is executed.
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= Delay (0= no delay, 1= delay 100mS)
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17. [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.
18. [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
Example:
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:
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.
19. [SIDnCi]
690-0123-005 = Version 005 or later.
This command sets the card ID of a single card
to a number from 1 to 99.
690-0124-019 = Version 019 or later.
Command Format: [SIDnCi]
Send the command [VER], and the system will
respond with feedback that includes the
following:
n = Card ID (n = # from 1 to 99)
Ci = Slot Number (i = # from 1 to max slots)
690-0122-019 690-0123-005 690-0124-019
Example:
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)
Send the command [SID50C10] to set the ID of
the card in slot 10 to an ID of 50.
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20. [SID+]
GROUP COMMANDS
This command sets the card ID of all the cards
in a system to their slot number plus the offset
value.
The next few commands are group commands.
The use of groups allows several cards with the
same functions to be controlled simultaneously
using a single command. Up to 8 groups
(G1-G8) may be defined in a MultiTasker
system. These commands apply to all cards,
not only the MT115-110.
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.
22. [WR]
This command adds cards to a group allowing
all the group members to be controlled
simultaneously with the same commands. Each
MultiTasker unit may define a maximum of eight
groups.
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.
In MultiTasker systems with audio and video
cards, the groups are typically as follows:
Group 1 = Video Cards
Group 2 = Audio Cards
Connect the computer to the second unit only.
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.
Group 3 = Video and Audio Cards
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.
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
Command Format: [WRCn1Cn2…Gk]
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Add C2, C4, and C6 to G5 by sending the
command [WRC2C4C6G5]. After executing this
command, C2, C4, and C6 will be G5. The
system will return the following feedback:
21. [RSN]
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.
[G5=C2C4C6]
Now when a command is sent to G5, each
board in G5 will execute the same command.
Command Format: [RSNCi]
Ci = Card ID (i = # from 1 to 99)
23. [RMC]
Example:
This command may be used to remove one or
more group members from a group. Reset the
system after using this command for all changes
to take effect.
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:
Command Format: [RMCn1Cn2…Gk]
Cn = Card ID (n= # from 1 to max slots)
Gk = Group ID (k = # from 1-8)
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Example:
Command Format: [RDGk]
G5 consists of the C2, C4, and C6. Remove
only C4 and C6 from the group by sending the
command [RMC4C6G5]. The system will return
the following feedback:
Gk = Group ID (k = # from 1-8)
Example:
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:
[G5=C2]
24. [RMG]
[G5=C2C4C6]
This command may be used to delete an entire
group, or all groups.
The feedback shows G5 and then the cards that
make up G5. In this case, G5 includes C2, C4,
and C6.
REMOVE A GROUP
7.3 SUMMARY OF COMMANDS
Remove all the members from the group,
effectively deleting the group.
Card Commands
Command Format: [RMGk]
1)
[VER]
Display firmware version
2)
[C]
Display card status
3)
[CnS]
Save card settings
4)
[?]
Display system status
5)
[?C]
Display card status
6)
[STA1]
Enable auto feedback
[G5=0]
7)
[STA0]
Disable auto feedback
REMOVE ALL GROUPS
8)
[CLR]
Reset card to defaults
Remove all the members from every group,
effectively deleting all groups.
9)
[TEST]
Test memory ICs
Gk = Group ID (k = # from 1-8)
Example:
G5 consists of the C2, C4, and C6. Remove all
cards from the group by sending the command
[RMG5]. The system will return the following
feedback:
Command Format: [RMG*]
Example:
G5 consists of C2, C4, and C6. G2 consists of
C1, C2, C3, C4, and C5. Delete all the groups
by sending the command [RMG*]. The system
will return the following feedback:
G1-G8: EMPTY
25. [RD]
10) [EQ]
Display/select equalization
11) [EQ=]
Set equalization level
12) [GAIN]
Display/select video gain
13) [GAIN=]
Set video gain level
14) [HELP]
Display available commands
15) [...S]
Save command setting
16) [FBD]
Enable/disable feedback delay
ID Commands
This command reads and then displays the
members in a group.
17) [RSI]
Reset Card IDs
18) [SIDn]
Set all Card IDs
19) [SIDnCi] Set one Card ID
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20) [SID+n]
Set Card ID offset
21) [RSN]
Read Card slot number
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Group Commands
22) [WR]
7.4.2 USING MENU MODE
Group multiple cards
24) [RMG] Delete group
TIP: It is best to disable the automatic
feedback feature, [STA0]. The automatic
feature will display after each setting
change making the menus difficult to read.
25) [RD]
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 ENTER on
the keyboard.
3.
The system interrogates all cards and
returns a list of cards and their ID numbers.
23) [RMC] Remove members from group
Display group members
7.4 MENU MODE
Menu Mode commands allow virtually the same
functionality as programming commands. Unlike
the programming commands in the previous
sections, menu commands prompt the user to
select from a list of available options. The system
then responds based upon selections made by the
user.
Example: 08: MT115-110
NOTE: Only cards supporting the menu
feature will be displayed.
The menu-driven commands are only available with
MultiTasker systems that have the following front
panel firmware:
4.
690-0122-015 = Version 015 or later.
690-0123-004 = Version 004 or later.
690-0124-018 = Version 018 or later.
WARNING: Do NOT enter any characters
except those relating to the desired menu.
Press ENTER after “08” and the original
prompt will be displayed.
Send the command [VER] and the system will
respond with feedback that includes the following:
690-0122-015 690-0123-004 690-0124-018
Check the last three digits against the numbers
above to determine if Menu Mode is available.
5.
The system will prompt for selections
specific to the selected card.
6.
Read each menu carefully, and continue
selecting keys as prompted for further
functions. (Example prompt: "Key= ")
7.4.1 MENU COMMAND DEFINITIONS
Refer to section 7.2 for details on card functions
and examples. Following is a cross-reference
between menu mode and programming
commands.
MENU
Equalization
Gain
Save
Reset
Version
Status
Help
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Enter the 2-digit ID and a menu for the card
will be displayed. In the example above,
enter “08” for the MT115-110.
7.4.3 MENU TYPES
1.
MAIN MENU
The first menu displayed after selecting the
card is the Main Menu. This menu provides
access to the key functions related to the
card. Press the key representing the menu
item for access and a sub-menu will appear.
COMMAND
[EQ]
[GAIN]
[CnS]
[CLR]
[VER]
[C]
[HELP]
2.
SUB-MENUS
Each menu item will display either a
sub-menu, or a list of options. Press the key
corresponding to the desired choice.
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7.4.4 MT115-110 MENUS
2: GAIN CONTROL
GAIN CONTROL
1: INPUT#1 12
GAIN CONTROL INPUT#1 (12)
1: INCREASE GAIN LEVEL
2: DECREASE GAIN LEVEL
ESC: GO BACK
2: INPUT#2 9
GAIN CONTROL INPUT#2 (9)
1: INCREASE GAIN LEVEL
2: DECREASE GAIN LEVEL
ESC: GO BACK
ESC: GO BACK
3: SAVE CONFIGURATION
SAVE CURRENT CONFIGURATION?
1: YES
2: NO
ESC: GO BACK
4: RESET CONFIGURATION TO DEFAULT
RESET CARD TO FACTORY DEFAULT?
1: YES
2: NO
ESC: GO BACK
5: VERSION
This selection displays the card firmware
version and then redisplays the Main Menu.
It is equivalent to the [VER] command.
Following are the menus available to the
MT115-110. The first menu is the Main Menu
only. The second listing is an expanded view of
the card’s sub-menus.
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.
MT115-110 MAIN MENU
1: EQUALIZATION CONTROL
2: GAIN CONTROL
3: SAVE CONFIGURATION
4: RESET CONFIGURATION TO DEFAULT
5: VERSION
6: STATUS
7: HELP
ESC: GO BACK
KEY=
MT115-110 EXPANDED MENUS
1: EQUALIZATION CONTROL
EQUALIZATION CONTROL
1: INPUT#1 1
EQUALIZATION CONTROL INPUT#1 (1)
1: INCREASE EQ LEVEL
2: DECREASE EQ LEVEL
ESC: GO BACK
2: INPUT#2 8
EQUALIZATION CONTROL INPUT#2 (8)
1: INCREASE EQ LEVEL
2: DECREASE EQ LEVEL
ESC: GO BACK
ESC: GO BACK
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6: STATUS
This selection displays the card status and
then redisplays the Main Menu. It is
equivalent to the [Cn] command.
7: HELP
This selection displays a list of commands
available for the MT115-110 along with a
brief description. It is equivalent to the
[HELP] command.
ESC
This selection returns you to the parent
menu with the listing of all cards.
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7.4.5 MENU MODE EXAMPLES
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
All Menu Mode examples assume an
MT115-110 is installed in slot 3. Start by clicking
the mouse in the Terminal Window. Press
ENTER and a list of available cards will be
displayed.
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We have carefully tested and found no problems in
the supplied MT115-110 unit. However, we would
like to offer the following suggestions:
8.1 LEDs ARE OFF
Cause 1:
1. Set Video Equalization
There is no power to the card.
Follow the keystrokes below to set the video
equalization for Input 1 to 16 with a starting level
of 12.
Solution 1: Make sure the card is plugged all
the way into the enclosure. If an
LED is still not on, see Cause 2.
Enter
03
1
Cause 2:
1
1111
ESC
ESC
List available cards
Select MT115-110 in slot 3
Select EQUALIZATION CONTROL
The current gain level will be displayed
in the menu, for example 12.
Select INPUT #1 for adjustment
Select increment 4 times
After each increase, the new level will
be displayed in the menu.
Return to EQUALIZATION Menu
Return to the Main Menu
Solution 1: Turn the system power off and then
back on again. If one of the LEDs is
still not on, please call ALTINEX at
(714) 990-2300.
8.2 DISPLAY IS TOO BRIGHT
Cause 1:
The software gain is too high.
Solution:
Set the gain control to 1 using the
RS-232 commands in Section 7.2. If
the display is still too bright, see
Cause 2.
Cause 2:
The gain switch is not set correctly.
Solution:
Set the gain control switch to the
HW (hardware) position for a fixed
gain of one. If the display is still too
bright, see Cause 3.
Cause 3:
The receiver video gain is too high.
Solution:
Set the gain control switch to the
HW (hardware) position for a fixed
gain of one. If the display is still too
bright, please call ALTINEX at
(714) 990-2300.
2. Display Card Status
Starting from the MT115-110’s Main Menu,
follow the keystrokes below.
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Display card status
NOTE:
The status will be displayed, followed
by the Main Menu being redisplayed.
The card is not initialized.
8.3 NO DISPLAY
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Cause 1:
The source has a problem.
Solution:
Check the source and make sure
that there is a signal present and all
source connections are correct. If
the source is working and there is
still no display, see Cause 2.
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Cause 2:
Signal is bad or missing.
ALTINEX POLICIES
Solution 1: Make sure the output is connected
to the TP receiver. If there is still no
display, see Solution 2.
9.1 LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICIES
Please see the ALTINEX website at
www.altinex.com for details on warranty and
return policies.
Solution 2: Bypass the MT115-110 and TP
receiver and connect the output of
the source directly to the monitor. If
the display is good, then call
ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300. If there
is still no display, see Cause 3.
Cause 3:
Cable connections are incorrect.
Solution:
Make sure the 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
applied and is turned on. If there is
still no display, please call ALTINEX
at (714) 990-2300.
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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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