POS / CASH REGISTER INTERFACE

POS / CASH REGISTER INTERFACE
VSI-PRO
MAX
POS / CASH REGISTER
INTERFACE
Operation Manual
September 2008
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VSI-Pro Max
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AVE Multiview UK
AVE Multiview USA
AVE Thailand Co., Ltd.
Unit 1C, The Potteries,
Woodgreen Road, Waltham
Abbey Essex, EN9 3SA, UK
Tel: 440-870-770-9323
Fax: 440-870-770-9363
Email: [email protected]
www.multiview.net
2000 West Governors Circle
Suite E, Houston, Texas 77092
Tel: 1-281-443-2300
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Bangkok 10250,Thailand
Tel: 662-331-9364, 331-9285
Fax: 662-331-9365
Email: [email protected]
http://www.ave.co.th (Thai)
http://www.avethailand.com (English)
Copyright C
AVE Thailand Co., Ltd. 2000-2008
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CONTENTS
1. Introduction.........................................................................................................................................................7
1.1 VSI / VSI+ / VSI-Pro / VSI-Pro Max Backward Compatibility ......................................................................7
2. Features & Specifications....................................................................................................................................8
2.1 Features................................................................................................................................................8
2.2 Specifications........................................................................................................................................9
3. Connections.......................................................................................................................................................10
3.1 LED Indicators...............................................................................................................................10
3.2 RS-232 Serial Input...............................................................................................................................11
4. User Front Panel Controls..................................................................................................................................14
4.1 Front Panel Controls............................................................................................................................14
5. Programming....................................................................................................................................................16
5.1 Getting Started....................................................................................................................................16
5.2 Main- Menu Programming...................................................................................................................16
5.3 Register Select...............................................................................................................................16
TCPIP...............................................................................................................................16
Generic ....................................................................................................................................16
Addressable VSI (VSI-ADD) ...................................................................................................16
ANSI Commands ..................................................................................................................16
Registers A - Z ..................................................................................................................16 - 24
5.4 Screen Setup.......................................................................................................................................25
Text Grayscale..............................................................................................................................25
Background Gayscale...................................................................................................................25
Character Positioning ..................................................................................................................25
Clock.....................................................................................................................................25
On-Screen Titler............................................................................................................................26
Language Settings .........................................................................................................................27
5.5 Text Display.........................................................................................................................................28
Screen Blank................................................................................................................................28
Display Lines..................................................................................................................................28
Characters per Line ..................................................................................................................28
Display Format..............................................................................................................................29
Space Compress .....................................................................................................................29
Left Justified.................................................................................................................................29
Scroll Delay...................................................................................................................................29
Display...................................................................................................................................29
5.6 Communication...................................................................................................................................30
Register Settings ...............................................................................................................30
Interface Type...............................................................................................................30
RX Baudrate..................................................................................................................30
TX Baudrate...............................................................................................................31
TX Protocol..................................................................................................................31
Parity................................................................................................................................31
Data Bits................................................................................................................................31
Hardware Handshaking...........................................................................................................31
Software Handshaking ....................................................................................................32
Auto Linefeed...............................................................................................................32
Network Settings ..................................................................................................................32
Type...............................................................................................................32
Address ..................................................................................................................32
Protocol ..............................................................................................................32
Baud Rate ..................................................................................................................32
5.7 Exception Report.................................................................................................................................33
Overview............................................................................................................................................................ 33
Exception History..........................................................................................................................35
DVR Selection.....................................................................................................................................36
Time Search.....................................................................................................................36
Output Exceptions ............................................................................................................37
Set Exceptions................................................................................................................................37
Exception String....................................................................................................................36
Range...........................................................................................................................36
Operator..........................................................................................................................36
Time
Stamping............................................................................................................42
Duplicate Line ............................................................................................................42
Scroll
Matching............................................................................................................42
5.8 Alarm Output.......................................................................................................................................43
Alarm No.......................................................................................................................................44
Alarm Trigger...............................................................................................................................44
Normal State.................................................................................................................................44
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Alarm Duration.............................................................................................................................45
Flag Type......................................................................................................................................45
Flag Duration................................................................................................................................45
Triggered Text...............................................................................................................................45
RTS Triggered Text Delay .......................................................................................................45
Set Triggered Text..................................................................................................................46
Video Loss .......................................................................................................................................................46
5.9 Test / Demo Mode................................................................................................................................42
Port 1 Test.....................................................................................................................................43
Data Capture.................................................................................................................................45
Register Demo.................................................................................................................................46
Version ID...........................................................................................................................................46
5.10 Download/Upload Setup...................................................................................................................46
Download/Upload Setup Using VSI-Pro Max to VSI-Pro Max.......................................................47
Download/Upload Setup Using a PC...............................................................................................................49
PC Programming Software................................................................................................53
Update Firmware...............................................................................................................................................56
Firmware Update Utility .....................................................................................................56
5.11 Help................................................................................................................................................................59
APPENDICES
Appendix A : Problem Solving Guide.....................................................................................................................59
Appendix B : Hard Alarm Output.............................................................................................................................62
Appendix C : DVR Text Input Connections...........................................................................................................................63
Appendix D : UTP Connections..............................................................................................................................64
Appendix E : P2RS Parallel to Serial Converter........................................................................................................65
Appendix F : USB to RS-232 Converter...........................................................................................................................66
Appendix G : VSIB Installation..........................................................................................................................................67
Appendix H : ECR Interface Cards..........................................................................................................................68
Appendix I : ANSI Driver Commnads.............................................................................................................................68
Appendix J : RS-232 to RS-485 Converter..............................................................................................................................69
Appendix K : TCIP232 Adapter..................................................................................................................................70
Appendix L : VSI-Pro Max Networking .....................................................................................................................................71
Appendix M : Network Communication and Configuration ..................................................................................................72
Hydra / Regcom ...............................................................................................................................................74
Master Protocol (VSI-ADD) ...............................................................................................................................................75
Vnetworker Connections ...............................................................................................................................................76
Vnetworker PC Application ...............................................................................................................................................78
Appendix N : AL-16 Alarm Relay Expanison Device......................................................................................................................80
Appendix O : POS / CCTV Applications..............................................................................................................................................81
Appendix P : Warranty.........................................................................................................................................................................82
Appendix Q : Master Reset to Factory Defaults........................................................................................................................83
TABLES
Table 1 : Pin-Out of the DB-9 Female Connector on the VSI-Pro MaxRS-232............................................................11
Table 2 : RS-232 DB-9 Pin-Out vs VSI-Pro Max DB-9 Pin-Out......................................................................................11
Table 3 : Pin-Out of the DB-9 Female Connector on the VSI-Pro Max RS-422 / RS-485.............................................12
Table 4 : ANSI Driver Commands..............................................................................................................................68
Table 5 : VSI-Pro Max Master DB-9 Pin-Out..............................................................................................................................73
Table 6 : Hydra DB-9 Pin-Out...........................................................................................................................................73
Table 7 : RJ-45 Pin-Out..........................................................................................................................................73
Table 8 : RS-485 Network Data Cable Wiring........................................................................................................74
Table 9 : Hydra RS-232 Parameters .......................................................................................................................74
Table 10 : Network Parameters .........................................................................................................................74
Table 11: Hydra / Regcom Dipswitch Settings .................................................................................................................74
FIGURES
Figure 1 : Front of VSI-Pro Max ..................................................................................................................................................10
Figure 2 : VSI-Pro Max Network Connector ....................................................................................................................10
Figure 3 : VSI-Pro Max Rear Connections.....................................................................................................................10
Figure 4 : VSI-Pro Max Connections...........................................................................................................................12
Figure 5 : VSI-Pro Max Earth Grounding Connection..................................................................................................13
Figure 6 : Four Front Panel Push Button of VSI-Pro Max .........................................................................................14
Figure 7 : Four Front Panel Push Button of VSI-Pro Max (Down) ...............................................................................14
Figure 8 : Four Front Panel Push Button of VSI-Pro Max (Up) ...................................................................................15
Figure 9 : Four Front Panel Push Button of VSI-Pro Max (Set) ..................................................................................15
Figure 10 : VSI-Pro Max Main-Menu...........................................................................................................................16
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Figure 11 : Register Select Sub-Menu.................................................................................................................17
figure 12 : TCPIP Sub Menu..............................................................................................................................17
Figure 13 : Addressable VSI Sub-Menu (VSI-ADD) ....................................................................................................18
Figure 14 : ADS Sub-Menu..................................................................................................................................18
Figure 15 : Beetle / 50 Printers Sub-Menu............................................................................................................18
Figure 16 : Casio TK-T 500 Sub-Menu.................................................................................................................18
Figure 17 : Casio TE-2200 Sub-Menu.................................................................................................................18
Figure 18 : Clarity Epos Sub-Menu.......................................................................................................................18
Figure 19 : Delta Sono 3.1 Sub-Menu...................................................................................................................19
Figure 20 : Dresser Wayne Sub-Menu.................................................................................................................19
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21 : POS / CDU Sub-Menu.........................................................................................................................19
22 : Nucleus Sub-Menu.............................................................................................................................19
23 : Edacom Sub-Menu............................................................................................................................19
24 : Model E90 Sub-Menu.........................................................................................................................19
25 : Epson Generic Sub-Menu............................................................................................................................19
26 : Fujitzu 9920 Sub-Menu.........................................................................................................................19
27 : Gasboy Sub-Menu.............................................................................................................................20
28 : Gilbarco Sub-Menu...........................................................................................................................20
29 : IBM 3151 Terminal Sub-Menu............................................................................................................20
30 : IBM RDS Sub-Menu...........................................................................................................................20
31 : Micrelec Sub-Menu...........................................................................................................................20
32 : Micrelec MS Series Sub-Menu..........................................................................................................20
33 : Micrelec 9500 Sub-Menu...................................................................................................................20
34 : Micros Sub-Menu...............................................................................................................................21
35 : Micros IDN Networker.........................................................................................................................21
36 : Micros ISN Networker.........................................................................................................................21
37 : NCR Sub-Menu..................................................................................................................................21
38 : Nixdorf Beetle Sub-Menu...................................................................................................................21
39 : Norand 1200 Sub-Menu......................................................................................................................22
40 : Nucleus Printer Sub-Menu.........................................................................................................................22
41 : Omega 2000 Sub-Menu......................................................................................................................22
42 : Panasonic Sub-Menu.........................................................................................................................22
43 : Schlumberger Sub-Menu.........................................................................................................................22
44 : Sharp Sub-Menu................................................................................................................................23
45 : Sharp 750 ER-01PUSub-Menu....................................................................................................................23
46 : Sharp ER-A410/420Sub-Menu.................................................................................................................23
47 : Sharp UP600/700 Sub-Menu...................................................................................................................23
48 : Sicom Sub-Menu...............................................................................................................................23
49 : Spedit CCTV Sub-Menu...............................................................................................................................23
50 : Suntronic Sub-Menu..........................................................................................................................23
51 : TCI Sub-Menu....................................................................................................................................23
52 : TEC Slip Printer Sub-Menu......................................................................................................................23
53 : TKMAX Sub-Menu....................................................................................................................................24
54 : Uniwell UN 4025 Sub-Menu................................................................................................................24
55 : UP3000/3300 Sub-Menu........................................................................................................................24
56 : Verifone Sub-Menu............................................................................................................................24
56A : Weigh Scale Sub-Menu............................................................................................................................24
57 : VSI-Pro Max On-Screen Setup Menu.........................................................................................................25
58 : Clock Display Sub-Menu.......................................................................................................................26
59 : On-Screen Titler Sub-Menu...................................................................................................................27
60 : Language Sub-Menu.........................................................................................................................27
61 : Text Display Sub-Menu.........................................................................................................................28
62 : Communication Sub-Menu...................................................................................................................30
63 : Register Settings Sub-Menu...................................................................................................................30
64 : Network Settings Sub-Menu...................................................................................................................32
65 : Exception Report Sub-Menu.................................................................................................................35
66 : Exception History Sub-Menu.................................................................................................................35
67 : Display of View Exception....................................................................................................................35
68 : DVR Selection Sub-Menu......................................................................................................................36
69 : DVR-3011,3021,MVDR3000, MVDR5000 Sub-Menu.................................................................................36
70 : Display of Time Search........................................................................................................................36
71 : VSI-Pro Max with DVR Control Connections..............................................................................................37
72 : Set Exception Sub-Menu......................................................................................................................38
72A : Scroll Matching Sub Menu......................................................................................................................43
73 : Alarm Output Sub-Menu.......................................................................................................................43
74 : Triggered Text Sub-Menu.....................................................................................................................45
75 : Set Triggered Text Sub-Menu...............................................................................................................46
76 : Test / Demo Mode Sub-Menu.................................................................................................................47
77 : Port 1 Sub-Menu....................................................................................................................................47
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Figure 78 : Recerve [ RX ] Test Sub-Menu...............................................................................................................47
Figure 79 : Transmit [ RX ] Test Sub-Menu..............................................................................................................48
Figure 80 : RX / TX Test Sub-Menu..........................................................................................................................48
Figure 81 : Baudrate Scan Sub-Menu.........................................................................................................................48
Figure 82 : Data Capture Sub-Menu........................................................................................................................49
Figure 83 : Capture to Port 1 Sub-Menu..................................................................................................................49
Figure 84 : Capture to Memory...............................................................................................................................49
Figure 85 : Register Demo Sub-Menu...................................................................................................................50
Figure 86 : Download/Upload Data Cable..............................................................................................................50
Figure 87 : Download/Upload Setup Using VSI-Pro Max to VSI-Pro Max..............................................................51
Figure 88 : Download/Upload Sub-Menu...............................................................................................................52
Figure 89 : Download Setup Sub-Menu & Display...................................................................................................52
Figure 90 : Upload Setup Sub-Menu & Display...................................................................................................................................52
Figure 91 : Program Download Menu..........................................................................................................................................53
Figure 92 : Remote Menu.............................................................................................................................................................54
Figure 93 : File Menu.....................................................................................................................................................................55
Figure 94 : About Menu.................................................................................................................................................................55
Figure 95 : PC Programming Cable Pin Out................................................................................................................................55
Figure 96 : Firmware Update Sub Menu.......................................................................................................................................56
Figure 97 : Hyper Terminal Main Menu........................................................................................................................................56
Figure 98 : Connect To Menu..........................................................................................................................................................57
Figure 99 : Port Settings Menu......................................................................................................................................................57
Figure 100 : In-System Programming Display..............................................................................................................................58
Figure 101 : Help Sub-Menu.....................................................................................................................................59
Figure 102 : Hard Alarm Output..................................................................................................................................62
Figure 103 : VSI-Pro Max with DVR Text Input Connections ..................................................................................63
Figure 104 : VSI-Pro Max and DVR RS-485 Pin Outs...................................................................................................63
Figure 105 : VSI-Pro Max UTP Connections........................................................................................................64
Figure 106 : VSI-Pro Max RJ45 Pin Outs.....................................................................................................................64
Figure 107 : RJ45 Connector Configuration ............................................................................................................64
Figure 108 : VSI-Pro Max and CAT5 Breakout ...................................................................................................64
Figure 109 : P2RS Parallel to Serial Converter Front Panel.........................................................................................................65
Figure 110 : P2RS Parallel to Serial Converter Rear Panel ........................................................................................................65
Figure 111 : P2RS Parallel Connection Cables...............................................................................................................................65
Figure 112 : DB-25 Cable................................................................................................................................................................65
Figure 113 : Centronics Cable........................................................................................................................................................65
Figure 114 : Pin-Out for P2RS to VSI-Pro Max ...............................................................................................................................65
Figure 115 : USB to RS-232 Converter PCB ..................................................................................................................................66
Figure 116 : USB232 Adapter ............................................................................................................................................................66
Figure 117 : VSI-Pro Front Panel......................................................................................................................................................67
Figure 118 : VSIB Front Panel..........................................................................................................................................................67
Figure 119 : VSIB Rear Panel..........................................................................................................................................................67
Figure 120 : VSIB Connection Cable.............................................................................................................................................67
Figure 121 : Cable Connection to the VSIB...................................................................................................................................67
Figure 122 : Pin-Out for VSIB to VSI-Pro........................................................................................................................................67
Figure 123 : TK 6000/7000 PCB and Cable....................................................................................................................................68
Figure 124 : TK 2300 and Adapter....................................................................................................................................................68
Figure 125 : TE-2200 Thermal Printer Adapter ...........................................................................................................................68
Figure 126 : RS-232 to RS-485/422 Converter PCB ......................................................................................................................69
Figure 127 : RS-422/RS-485 Connections......................................................................................................................................69
Figure 128 : RS-232 Connections ..................................................................................................................................................69
Figure 129 : Front of TCPIP232 Adapter.........................................................................................................................................70
Figure 130 : Rear of TCPIP 232 Adapter............................................................................................................................................70
Figure 131 : VSI-Pro Connections with TCPIP 232 Adapter..........................................................................................................70
Figure 132 : Pin-Out for TCPIP 232 Adapter to VSI-Pro Max ........................................................................................................70
Figure 133 : RJ45 Connector Configuration .................................................................................................................................72
Figure 134 : DS-20-OF VSI-Pro Max PCB Rack.............................................................................................................................72
Figure 135 : VSI-Pro Max Networking Connection Diagram........................................................................................................73
Figure 136 : VSI-Pro Max Front Panel............................................................................................................................................74
Figure 137 : Hydra / Regcom Front Panel......................................................................................................................................74
Figure 138 : Hydra /Regcom Rear Panel.........................................................................................................................................74
Figure 139 : VSI-Pro Max Connnection Diagram for RS-485 Network..........................................................................................76
Figure 140 : Hydra Connnection Diagram for RS-485 Network.....................................................................................................76
Figure 141 : Laptop Connnection Diagram for RS-485 Network...................................................................................................77
Figure 142 : Vnetworker Software Main Menu............................................................................................................................77
Figure 143 : Status Display ..........................................................................................................................................................78
Figure 144 : Window Tile Options .................................................................................................................................................78
Figure 145 : Remote Keyboard Window ............................................................................................................................................79
Figure 146 : Time / Date Set Up Window .....................................................................................................................................80
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1. INTRODUCTION
The VSI-Pro Max is the latest in the evolution of the popular VSI line of POS / Cash Register Interfaces from
AVE. The VSI-Pro Max, now with larger memory space can hold ALL the AVE Interfaces in one unit with full remote
PC or DVR programming for selection and setups and onsite firmware updating. New video processing circuitry
allows use with new WDR cameras and low video of commonly used UTP adapters. Built in RS-232, RS-485,
Passive and the new Opto-Isolated selection, gives complete isolation from the POS/Cash Register from the video
system. Internal 40 Mhz operation allows for combining the Networking functions of the Hydra, Regcom, Networker
or Vnetworker within one convenient unit with looping RJ45s for a seem-less solution for multiple till configurations.
The VSI-Pro Max allows characters to be inserted into any video source via an RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485
link. This allows cash registers, computers, scales, pole displays, printers or any RS-232 / RS-485 / RS-422 communicating device to display alpha-numerics in the video picture of any CCTV system. Simple front panel push-buttons
allow the user to simply program all functions and features of the VSI-Pro Max. This includes characters position,
gray scale and a wide variety text processing function including exceptions and alarming features.
Whether used with a cash register providing real time data on an RS-232 port or tapping off a serial printer
or pole display, the VSI-Pro Max is a valuable tool in loss prevention. When used in conjunction with AVE’s extensive
line of adapters this device can connect to any POS (Point of Sale) / ECR (Electronic Cash Register) or peripheral
on the market today. Now available the TCPIP232 Adapter for interfacing to Ethernet LAN networks to capture
common printer data or monitor any single register transactions.
The VSI-Pro Max can be used to trigger switchers, time lapse VCRs, DVRs, remote transmission devices or
other alarming devices via the 2 hardwired open collector alarm outputs.
The VSI-Pro Max also has an additional RS-232/RS-485 output that can send the formated ASCII text to a
DVR which can store the data as an electronic file in addition to inserted in the actual video image. This additional
RS-485 port supports full networking of up to 16 VSI-Pro Max without any external devices.
The Exception Processor of the VSI-Pro Max provides the intelligence to bring questionable or exceptional
transactions to view for the user. This allows the user to quickly and easily review employee transactions to identify
fraud and theft transactions at the cash register. When used with a compatible DVR, the VSI-Pro Max can command
or be commanded by the DVR to automatically search to the transaction in question for instant review of the recorded video.
With the new “Scroll Matching” feature, users can easily set and erase scrolling advertising messages from
the customer display but always record the valid transactions.
The VSI-Pro Max is fully networkable with our “Networker”, “Vnetworker”, “Hydra” and “Regcom” line of
products. These device connect to the VSI-Pro or ECR Interfaces or Adapters directly and communicate back via an
RS-485 network to the central location. PC Windows-based software can also be used as the controller of this
network and store transaction files for up to 16 cash registers for remote viewing or downloading to produce reports
for management.
The VSI-Pro Max is fully remotely downloadable, uploadable or programmable by our PC VSI Programmable software. This utilizes a direct connection via RS-232 from a laptop to the VSI-Pro. Complete VSI-Pro Max
settings can be saved on the laptop and uploaded to the VSI-Pro Max at will. This is mainly used for dealer maintanence
or for single station user programming or when cameras or monitors are not easily available.
Firmware is also downloadable in the field with our Firmware Utility so new updates and features can be
easily passed to customers without changing EPROMs or opening the unit.
1.1 VSI / VSI+ / VSI-Pro / VSI-Pro Max Backward Compatibility
Since 1990 various versions of the VSI have been on the market solving cash register retail problems. Several special
version are available to interface to other RS-232 devices like scales, coin counters, PLCC, gambling machines and ATMs along
with countless other generic RS-232 devices. The first VSI, Version 9 had no exception processing until the release of Version 10.
However these versions had the ability to output the data so are compatible with the Regcom line of networking adapters. As
features increased we moved to the VSI+ Version 11, which had the first powerful set of exception processing and printing
functions. This version also had hardware handshaking capability which allows it to be fully operational with the Networker and
Regcom line. The introduction of the VSI-Pro Version 12 added on-screen selection of various model registers for ease of installation and supported many characters sizes for multiple units to display data on one camera view. This version also supports the
Networker and Regcom products. The VSI-Pro Version 13.XX has improved features and additional registers and the Version
13.00 supports North America cash registers and Version 13.24 supports UK and European models. All Version 13.XX VSI-Pro
support the Networker and Regcom products. All Version 13.XX can be upgraded to the latest Ver. 13 release. This release adds
PC Programming capability, Firmware update externally and Vnetworker support along with Networker and Regcom compatibility.
The VSI-Pro Max is the latest in the development line and includes all register of Ver. 13.XX in one convenient unit along with built
in Hydra, Regcom, Networker and Vnetworker hardware and software.
Contact the AVE factory for additional details on upgrading and networking with any DVR or learn about the advanced
features when integrated with the AVE line of text insertion and search DVRs locally or remotely.
VSI-Pro Max POS / Cash Register Interface
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2. FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
2.1 FEATURES
............80 Register Selections Selectable via OSD
............User Selectable Full Duplex Bi-Directional POS / Cash Register Communications
RS-232C
RS-232C Optically Isolated
RS-485 Full Duplex, RS-422 Half Duplex
Passive Tap (Hi-Z)
............RS-232C or RS-485 Output of all data or exceptions to printers, computers, modems and DVRs
............Dual RJ45 Connectors for easy Networking with Standard CAT5 Cabling
............Built In Hydra, Regcom, Networker and Vnetworker Hardware and Protocol
............Diagnostic LEDs for Power, POS Communication & Network Communication
............Video Input AGC and Video Output can Drive two 75 ohm loads at 1VP-P
............Video and Power Input Surge and Lightning Suppression with External Grounding Lug
............Video Low and Lost LED indication and alarming function
............40 Mhz Processing with 128K Program and 128K SRAM Memory for High Proformance Processing
.............Programmable Time-Stamp and Trigger Text On-Screen and Exception Output
............Time/Date Searchng with Compatible DVR
............Universal Time/Date Format , Automatic Daylight Savings Adjustment and Register T/D Locking
............800 Lines of Exception History Buffer
............16 Triggered Text associated with 16 virtual alarms
............2 Built-in Programmable Hard Alarm Outputs
............Alarm Input for drawer open, safe open, etc. with programmable time delay
............Large Data Buffers for input/output to accommodate newer and faster registers
............Powerful Data Filtering Algorithms like Truncating, Scroll Matching, Space Filtering, Duplicate Line Filtering
............Easy On-Screen Menu-Driven Setup and Programming
............Auto Baud Rate Detection
............24 Field Programmable Exceptions with Numeric Range
............On-screen Flagging of Exceptions with Asterisk or Reverse Text
............Programmable Delayed Screen Blanking
.............Scroll Delay for non real time recording
............Choice of 1 to 11 lines Displayed On-Screen up to 40 Characters per Line
............On-screen Titler up to 40 characters
............Gray scale and Border Selection from Front Panel
............Built-in Test and Diagnostic Modes
............Built-in Cash Register Demo
............Upload/Download and Programming to a PC or another VSI-Pro Max
............Data Captured either to the Memory or to the Serial Port
............Local Firmware Downloadable
............Local / Remote Programming via PC Software or Compatible DVR
............Compatible with AVE AL-16 External Relay Interface adapter
VSI-Pro Max POS / Cash Register Interface
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FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
2.2 SPECIFICATIONS
Video In (BNC)
Video Out (BNC)
Video S / N
Video B / W
.5VP-P to 2VP-P AGC Term. 75 ohms, 90V Gas Discharge Suppression
1V P-P Terminated or Unterminated can drive two 75 ohm loads
better than 50dB
better than 7MHz
Power (DC Coax 2.1mmx5.5mm)
Battery Backup NiMH
9-12VDC 170mA 18V MOV Surge Suppression
1 year with 24 hour charge
Register Serial Port Bi-Directional
(DB9 Female)
RS-232C
RXD - Pin 2
TXD - Pin 3
GND - Pin 5
Baud Rate
Word Length
Parity
Stop Bits
RTS / CTS Handshaking
DTR / DSR
Data Buffer
AUTO, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K, 28.8K, 38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
7 or 8
ODD, EVEN, NONE
1
ON or OFF (3.3K Pull Up Jumper Selectable)
3.3K Pull Up (3.3K Pull Up Jumper Selectable)
128K bytes
RS-232 Opto RS-485 / RS-422
RXD - Pin 2
A - Pin 4
GND - Pin 5
B - Pin 6
Jumper s 14&18 GND - Pin 5
PassiveHi-Z
RXD - Pin 2
TXD - Pin 3
GND - Pin 5
Data/Network Port (RJ45 X2 in Parallel) RS-232 or RS-485 TXD Only or RS-485 Bi-Directional (Jumper 4 & 11)
Baud Rate
1200-115.2K, 8 bits, No Parity, 1 stop Bit
Alarm Outputs Pin 1 & 9
Alarm Input Pin 7 (RTS)
Open Collector 12VDC @ 20mA (Jumpers 18 & 6)
Closure to Ground, 12 VDC Max
Real Time Clock
Date Format
12 or 24 Hr with Auto Daylight Savings Time Programmable
MM/DD/YY, DD/MM/YY, YY/MM/DD Julian Calendar
Display Characters
Number of Lines
Character and Border Gray Scale
40
1-11
8 levels of Gray
Screen Update Delay .5s
Auto Scolling from last line
Line Processing
DVR Support
ON or OFF
Compress, Truncate, Space Compress, Left Justify, Scroll Matching
MVDR2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, DMS-3001, DVR-3011, DVR-3021
Watchdog Timer Hardware and Software Local / Remote Programming via PC Software
Local Firmware Downloading
History Buffer Downloadable / Searchable
40 Mhz Processor Operation
Temperature Rating
Humidity
Weight
Metal Enclosure Beige
Maximum Size with Connectors
Packed in White Box with Manual
0 - 50 degrees Celsius
32 - 122 degrees Fahrenheit
Non-Condensing 85% RH
0.68 Kg or 1.5 lbs
130L x 127W x 38H (mm)
5.12L x 5W x 1.5H (in)
145L x 127W x 43H (mm)
5.7L x 5W x 1.7H (in)
1.02 Kg or 2.26 lbs
340L x 190W x 85H (mm)
13.4L x 86.2W x 3.35H (in)
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3. CONNECTIONS
The VSI-Pro Max will overlay the characters on any input video source. The video input can be virtually any baseband
or composite video source. The VSI-Pro will accept NTSC, RS-170, RS-330, CCIR, PAL or SECAM video formats.The
Video input to the VSI-Pro Max is a standard BNC connector, terminated at 75 [ohms].
NOTE
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The input video level must be between 0.5V - 2.0V Peak to Peak. If the video is lower or not
present the VL LED will illuminate signifying low or no video and the VSI-Pro Max will have a
poor or no output video signal.
After completing the interface installation as described in the separate Installation Guide for your specific cash
register, computer, radar gun or other serial device, connect the video input source to the video input BNC on the
rear of the VSI-Pro Max. The BNC video output goes out to the video system (VCR, DVR, quad, switcher, multiplexer,
or monitor). This connection is shown in Figure 4. The video output from the VSI-Pro Max is 1[V] Peak to Peak into
a 75 [ohm] load. Most monitors or televisions with direct video inputs are terminated with a 75 ohm load. If the
monitor is not terminated, the VSI-Pro Max will still output 1[V] Peak to Peak. The VSI-Pro Max will be able to drive
two terminated loads without loss of video level.
The VSI-Pro Max uses a 9-12VDC @300 [mA] UL/CSA power supply which must be plugged into the Power input on
the VSI-Pro Max’s Real Panel.
3.1 LED Indicators
Power
Register Data
Network LED
Video Error
Green Signifies power is supplied to the unit
Green This LED flashes whenever data is
received from the cash register
Red
This LED flashes whenever data is
sent or received on the Network Port
Red
This LED illuminates with the video
level is not present or too low
Figure 1: VSI-Pro Max Front Indicator LEDs and
Programming Pushbuttons
Figure 2: VSI-Pro Max RJ45 Network Connections
Figure 3: VSI-Pro Max Rear Connections
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CONNECTIONS
Pin #
Label
Direction
Function
1
Alarm Out 1
From VSI-Pro Max
Open Collector Transisitor
2
Receive Data
To VSI-Pro Max
Data from Cash Register
3
Transmit Data
From VSI-Pro Max
Data to Cash Register
4
DTR
From VSI-Pro Max
Remain High or RS-485 Input (+)(A)
5
Ground
-------------------
Signal / Power Gnd or Isolated RS-232 Input Gnd
6
DSR
From VSI-Pro Max
Remain High or RS-485 Input (-)(B)
7
RTS
To VSI-Pro Max
Alarm Input or Hardware Handshaking
8
CTS
From VSI-Pro Max
DVR RS-232 Output or Hardware Handshaking
9
Alarm Out 2
From VSI-Pro Max
Open Collector Transistor or Signal / Power Gnd
Table 1: Pin-Out of the DB-9 Female Connector on the VSI-Pro Max
3.2 RS-232 SERIAL INPUT
The VSI-Pro Max accepts serial data via the DB-9 Female connector located on the rear of VSI-Pro Max. This
connector is similar to “AT” type computer RS232 serial ports and the pin out is identical. Table 1 shows the standard
pin out for VSI-Pro Max RS-232 female connector. On the other hand Table 2 compares the VSI-Pro Max RS-232
with standard “AT” computer’s RS-232 connector.
PIN #
SIGNAL NAME ( RS232 )
VSI-Pro Max
1
CD (Carrier Detect )
Alarm Out 1
2
RXD ( Recieve Data )
RXD
3
TXD ( Transmit Data )
TXD
4
DTR ( Data Terminal Ready )
Aways True
5
SG ( Signal Control )
GND
6
DSR ( Data Set Ready )
Aways True
7
RTS ( Request to Send )
RTS ( Option)
8
CTS ( Clear to Send )
CTS ( Option)
9
RI ( Ring Indicator )
Alarm Out 2
Table 2: RS-232 DB-9 Pin-Out vs VSI-Pro Max DB-9 Pin-Out
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CONNECTIONS
PIN #
DIRECTION
FUNCTION
1
Alarm Out 1
Open Collector Transisitor
2
No Function
No Function
3
TXD RS-232
From VSI-Pro Max (Option)
4
RS-485 (+) A Data
From or To VSI-Pro Max
5
Ground
6
RS-485 (-) B Data
From or To VSI-Pro Max
7
RTS ( Alarm In )
To VSI-Pro Max
8
CTS
From VSI-Pro Max
9
Alarm Out 2
Open Collector Transistor
Note: When the RS-485 port is set for Bi-Directional RS-485 the TXD port has no function. When the RS485 port is set for recieve data only then the TXD port can be used for an RS-232 output.
Table 3 : Pin-Out of the DB-9 Female Connector on the VSI-Pro RS-422 / RS-485
Networking to additional
VSI-Pro Max, Regcom,
Networker, Vnetworker or
PC Software Application
WALL TRANSFORMER
9-12VDC 300mA
RS-232 or
RS-485
Direct or
ECR
Interface
VSI-Pro Max
CASH REGISTER
RG-59U
MONITOR
To Earth Ground for
Surge Suppression
CAMERA
RG-59U
Figure 4: VSI-Pro Max Connections
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CONNECTIONS
Grounding and Isolation
The VSI-Pro Max has an isolated internal signal/power ground from the case or chassis ground. Therefore maintaining this isolation will insure proper surge and lightning suppression when the chassis grounded properly.
Video Surge / Lightning Protection
The VSI-Pro Max has an internal Gas Discharge Surge Suppressor on the video input. This enables high input
surges to be suppressed so not to damage the internal circuitry of the VSI-Pro Max. Voltage spikes between video
signal and video ground will be clamped and also between both of these signals and chassis ground. For this
suppression to be fully effective the “Earth” grounding lug between the two BNC connectors must be connected to a
solid and true earth ground. A good earth ground is a long metal rod into the ground 6’ or connection to copper water
pipes.
NOTE: If ground loops are in excess of 90 VAC to Earth or Signal ground the internal surge suppress make not be
effective and cause undo noise in the video. If this is the case do not use the chassis grounding lug for undo voltage
will be shorted through the suppression circuitry of the VSI-Pro Max.
Earth Ground
Figure 5 : VSI-Pro Max Earth Grounding Connection
Power Surge / Lightning Suppression
The VSI-Pro Max has MOV (Metal Oxide Varistors) across the power input to signal ground and from both of these
signal to chassis ground clamping at 18VDC. For this suppression to be fully effective the “Earth” grounding lug
between the two BNC connectors must be connected to a solid and true earth ground. A good earth ground is a long
metal rod into the ground 6’ or connection to copper water pipes.
RS-232 DB9F Shielding
The shield of the DB9 RS-232 connector also connects to chassis ground. Therefore this shield should not be
connected to any signal ground of any RS-232 signal or power signal. If for some reason the source or destination
devices have internal connections from signal ground to the shield then the shield should not be connected on VSIPro Max end to maintain signal ground and earth ground isolation. Proper shielding of RS-232 signals will extend the
length of wiring especially at high data rates and eliminate noise being coupled into the either a source or destination
device by surrounding EMI or RFI generated by other equipment within the installation.
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4. USER FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
The VSI-Pro Max is programmed by pressing and releasing specific combinations of the four front panel pushbuttons. Via these four simple buttons, all of the powerful programming features of the Text Inserter are
available. A video source and a monitor must be connected in order to see the programming menus.
Down
Up
Set
Reset
Figure 6 : Four Front Pannel Push Buttons of VSI-Pro Max
4.1 FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
The front panel controls are provided to allow simple changing of the display’s vertical and horizontal position and
the gray scale or border. This eliminates the need of the user to enter the main menu and inadvertently change
important programming setups.
Changing the Gray Scale
Down
Up
Set
Reset
Figure 7: Four Front Pannel Push Buttons of VSI-Pro Max (Down)
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
Press and hold the “Down” button.
Press and release the “Reset” button.
Release the “Down” button.
Press “Down” or “Up” to select the Gray Scale.
When choice is made, press and release the “Set” button.
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USER FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
Changing the Horizontal Position
Down
Up
Set
Reset
Figure 8: Four Front Pannel Push Buttons of VSI-Pro Max (Up)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press and hold the “Up” button.
Press and release the “Reset” button.
Release the “Up” button.
Press “Down” or “Up” to move the text block.
When the choice is made, press and release the “Set” button.
Changing the Vertical Position
Down
Up
Set
Reset
Figure 9: Four Front Pannel Push Buttons of VSI-Pro Max (Set)
1) Press and hold the “Set” button.
2) Press and release the “Reset” button.
3) Release the “Set” button.
4) Press “Down” or “Up” to move the text block.
5) When the choice is made, press and release the “Set” button.
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5. PROGRAMMING
5.1 GETTING STARTED
To access the main-menu of the VSI-Pro Max, simultaneously hold down the “Down” & “Up” buttons and press and
release the “Reset” button and then release the “Down” & “Up” buttons. This will take you to the main programming
menu. To navigate through this menu, simply use the “Down” and “Up” buttons to position the cursor in front of the
desired function, then press “Set” to access that function.
If you have difficulty entering the main-menu, try the following procedure exactly. With your left thumb, lightly press
and hold in the two buttons to the left (Up & Down). While holding down these buttons, press and release the “Reset”
button with your right thumb. Then release the other buttons.
NOTE
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If a sub-menu has an “EXIT” selection, always go there and press "Set". Pressing
"Reset" at the main-menu exits you from the programming mode.
5.2 MAIN PROGRAMMING MENU
Following is a detailed description of the menu selections and the programming capabilities of the VSI-Pro.
REGISTER SELECT
SCREEN SETUP
TEXT DISPLAY
COMMUNICATION
EXCEPTION REPORT
ALARM OUTPUTS
TEST/DEMO MODE
DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD SETUP
HELP
Figure 10 : VSI-Pro Max Main-Menu
5.3 REGISTER SELECT
To select a specific register, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “REGISTER SELECT“ and press
“Set”. The REGISTER SELECT menu will bring up a sub-menu consisting of registers shown in Figure 10-A. You can
go to the next or previous page by placing the cursor in front of “NEXT” or “PREVIOUS“ and then pressing “Set”. To
select the desired register, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to that register and press “Set”. After
selecting the register, exit out of the REGISTER SELECT menu by pressing the “Up” or “Down” button to move the
cursor to “EXIT” and then pressing “Set”. In the main-menu, press “Reset” to activate the programing for that specific
register. REGISTER SELECT automatically formats the VSI-Pro to match your register’s communication settings.
However, if you need to change these settings, you can do so through the COMMUNICATION menu described later
in this manual.
NOTE
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Whenever you select a register in this menu, certain programming features are reset to
the default settings. Always set the register selection first, get the data on-screen, then
proceed with additional programming.
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PROGRAMMING
TCP/IP
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“REGISTER SELECT” and press “Set”. The REGISTER SELECT menu will appear:
GENERIC
TCPIP
ADDRESSABLE VSI
AD4323
ADS
ANSI
BEETLE/50 PRINTERS
CASIO QT2100 REM DISPLAY
CASIO QT6000
- - - - - - - - - NEXT PAGE
EXIT
Figure 11: REGISTER SELECT
Sub-Menu
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor
to “TCPIP” and press “Generic”. In this mode is
simply no filtering of the input data and will display
any printable character in the video. If you are not
sure of what you are connecting to this is the first
selection so you will see everything and then later
choose the options you want to better filter the
display to your liking.
1. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the
cursor to “TCPIP” and press “Set” to enter and
change the IP address to the same as the IP
address you wish to monitor.
EXAMPLE: If the IP address is 192.168.0.141, set
the address on the TCPIP 232 Adapter using this
menu.
IP ADDRESS
192
IP ADDRESS 2
168
IP ADDRESS 3
0
IP ADDRESS 4
141
DOWNLOAD CONFIGURATION
EXIT
Figure 12: TCPIP Sub-Menu
2. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the
cursor to “Download Configuration” and press “Set”
to execute. Make sure a TCPIP232 Adapter is
connected and the VSI-Pro will download the IP
settings to this device.
3. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the
cursor to “EXIT” and press “Set” to return to the
previous menu.
Refer to Appendix I for additional information on the
TCPIP232 Adapter or the manual included with the
adapter.
NOTE: The TCPIP232 Adapter can be programmed
by this method or by using a standard PC with a
serial cable along with the AVE IP setting software.
Refer to the TCIP232 Adpater Manual for doing this.
Once you have set the IP address of the TCPIP232
Adapter you will be in the “Generic” display mode.
You may select another register driver to format this
display. When you do this the VSI-Pro loads the
default register baudrate as if a direct connection to
the register so make sure you set the proper
baudrate as described below.
The TCPIP232 Adpater communicates with the VSIPro via RS-232 at a baudrate of 19.2K. Therefore
when you select this menu option the baudrate of the
VSI-Pro is changed to this rate so communication for
downloading the configuration can occur. When
using the TCPIP232 adpater with other register
drivers or data dump mode make sure you change
the RXD baudrate to 19.2K so the VSI-Pro Max will
communicate.
TCP/IP Limitations
The TCPIP232 Adapter can monitor any Ethernet
LAN either 10MBs or 100MB/s. However the actual
long term throughput of the adpater is limited to
5MB/s. This is more than enough for network printers
for cash receipts, bar code scanners or single cash
registers that operate in a “Live Mode”. Live Mode
means the register transmitts the data on the network line by line or at the end of each transaction.
Some cash registers have large local built in memories for thousands of items and then only batch
multiple transactions on the network at any given
time or controlled by the server. Cash Registers
utilizing this kind of batch processing are not suitable
for security monitoring. Other devices that output
large amounts of data will overrun the buffers of
either the TCPIP232 Adapter or VSI-Pro Max and
data will be lost and would not be suitable for security monitoring anyway.
The VSI-Pro Max has a set of powerful data dump
modes that compatible with the TCPIP232 Adpater. If
large data packets need filtering or special formats
are required contact the factory.
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PROGRAMMING
GENERIC
BEETLE/50 PRINTERS
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“PC COM 1,2,3,4” and press “Set”. No menu will apprear
and merely sets the VSI-Pro Max to “Generic” mode.
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“NIXDORF BEETLE” and press “Set”. The NIXDORF
BEETLE menu will appear:
ADDRESSABLE VSI (VSI-ADD)
REMOTE SLIP
OPERATOR DISPLAY
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“ADDRESSABLE VSI” and press “Set”. The ADDRESSABLE VSI menu will appear:
SET ADDRESS
EXIT
ANY
Figure 13: ADDRESSABLE VSI Sub-Menu
Figure 15: NIXDORF BEETLE Sub-Menu
CASIO TK-T500
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“CASIO TK-T500” and press “Set”. The CASIO TK-T500
menu will appear:
MODEL :
MODE :
EXIT
SET ADDRESS
Choices: ANY, 1, 2, 3,..., 253, 254, 255
TK-T500
EMULATING
Figure 16: CASIO TK-T500 Sub-Menu
AD4323
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“AD4323” and press “Set”. No menu will apprear and
merely sets the VSI-Pro Max to support the special
protocol of this model.
ADS
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“ADS” and press “Set”. The ADS menu will appear.
DISPLAY
EXIT
MODE
Choices: TAPPING, EMULATING
CASIO TE-2200
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“CASIO TE-2200” and press “Set”. The CASIO TE-2200
menu will appear:
MODEL :
MODE :
EXIT
RECEIPT
Figure 14: ADS Sub-Menu
DISPLAY
TE-2200
EMULATING
Figure 17: CASIO TE-2200 Sub-Menu
MODE
Choices:JOURNAL, RECEIPT
Choices: TAPPING, EMULATING
ANSI
CLARITY EPOS
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“ANSI” and press “Set”.
This selects an ANSI driver for the VSI-Pro Max. In this
mode standard ANSI terminal commands sent to the VSIPro Max will control the display of the data on the screen.
See Appendix for a detailed command set supported.
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“CLALITY EPOS” and press “Set”. The CLALITY EPOS
menu will appear:
SET TERM NO
EXIT
ALL
Figure 18: CLARITY EPOS Sub-Menu
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PROGRAMMING
DELTA SONO 3.1
EDACOM
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“DELTA SONO 3.1” and press “Set”. The DELTA SONO
3.1 menu will appear:
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“EDACOM” and press “Set”. The EDACOM menu will
appear:
DELTA
DELTA
EPSON
EPSON
EXIT
MODEL
EXIT
JOURNAL
RECEIPT
JOURNAL
RECEIPT
E90
Figure 23: EDACOM Sub-Menu
Figure 19: DELTA SONO 3.1 Sub-Menu
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“MODEL E90” and press “Set”. The MODEL E90 menu
will appear:
MODEL
EXIT
DRESSER WAYNE
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“DRESSER WAYNE” and press “Set”. The DRESSER
WAYNE menu will appear:
E9010
Figure 24: MODEL E90 Sub-Menu
MODEL
POS / CDU
NUCLEUS
Choices: E90, E9010
EPSON GENERIC
Figure 20: DRESSER WAYNE Sub-Menu
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“POS / CDU” and press “Set”. The POS / CDU menu
will appear:
JOURNAL
RECEIPT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“EPSON GENERIC” and press “Set”. The EPSON GENERIC menu will appear:
STANDARD
DOUBLE CHAR PRINTER
POLE DISPLAY
POLE DISPLAY 20
POLE VIA PRINTER
RECIEPT PRINTER ONLY
JOURNAL PRINTER ONLY
SLIP PRINTER ONLY
GRAPHIC FILTER
EXIT
PRINTER
PRINTER
Figure 21: POS / CDU Sub-Menu
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“NUCLEUS” and press “Set”. The NUCLEUS menu
will appear:
Terminal
Terminal
Terminal
Terminal
Terminal
Terminal
Terminal
Terminal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Figure 25: EPSON GENERIC Sub-Menu
FUJITSU 9920
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“FUJISU 9920” and press “Set”. The FUJISU 9920
menu will appear:
DISPLAY
EXIT
JOURNAL
Figure 22: NUCLEUS Sub-Menu
Figure 26: FUJITZU 9920 Sub-Menu
Choices: Journal, Receipt
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GASBOY
IBM RDS
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“GASBOY” and press “Set”. The GASBOY20-A menu
will appear:
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“IBM RDS ” and press “Set”. The IBM RDS menu will
appear:
DEVICE
DEVICE ADDRESS
EXIT
CONSOLE
01
DISPLAY
EXIT
JOURNAL
Figure 30: IBM RDS Sub-Menu
Figure 27: GASBOY Sub-Menu
DEVICE
DISPLAY
Choices: PRINTER, CONSOLE,CSL OLD
Choices: JOURNAL, RECEIPT, MIXED
DEVICE ADDRESS
MICRELEC
Choices: ANY, 01, 02, 03,..., 17
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“MICRELEC” and press “Set”. The MICRELEC menu
will appear:
GILBARCO
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“GILBARCO” and press “Set”. The GILBARCO menu
will appear:
PC G-SITE
TCRG / 2
TCR 15 G [ OLD FMT ]
TCR 15 G [ NEW FMT ]
PASSPORT
MICRELEC
MICRELEC
EXIT
MS
9500
SERIES
Figure 31: MICRELEC Sub-Menu
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“MICRELEC MS SERIES” and press “Set”. The
MICRELEC MS SERIES menu will appear:
Figure 28: GILBARCO Sub-Menu
IBM 3151 TERMINAL
OPERATOR
CUSTOMER
COMBINED
EXIT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“IBM 3151 TERMINAL” and press “Set”. The IBM 3151
TERMINAL menu will appear:
DISPLAY
EXIT
MIXED
Figure 29: IBM 3151 TERMINAL Sub-Menu
Figure 32: MICRELEC MS SERIES Sub-Menu
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“MICRELEC 9500” and press “ Set ”. The
MICRELEC9500 menu will appear:
DISPLAY
Choices: JOURNAL, RECEIPT, MIXED
JOURNAL
RECEIPT
CHECK
CREDIT
EXIT
Figure 33: MICRELEC 9500 Sub-Menu
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PROGRAMMING
SOURCE TYPE
SOURCE TYPE
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“MICROS” and press “Set”. The MICROS menu will
appear:
Choices: ANY, 00, 01, 02 ,03,..., 09
LOCAL VSS
MICROS IDN NETWORK
MICROS ISN NETWORK
EXIT
SRC ISN GNA
Choices: ANY, 00, 01, 02, 03,..., 32
SRC ISN LNA
Choices: ANY, 00, 01, 02, 03,..., 32
Figure 34: MICROS Sub-Menu
SRC IDN ID
MICROS IDN NETWORK
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“MICROS IDN NETWORK” and press “Set”. The MICROS IDN NETWORK menu will appear:
Choices: ANY, 00, 01, 02, 03,..., 15
DESTIN TYPE
Choices: ANY, 00, 01, 02, 03,..., 09
DEVICE :
DEVICE ADDRESS:
MODE:
EXIT
PRINTER
ANY
TAP
DST ISN GNA
Choices: ANY, 00, 01, 02, 03,..., 32
Figure 35: MICROS IDN NETWORK Sub-Menu
DST ISN LNA
DEVICE
Choices: ANY, 00, 01, 02, 03,..., 32
Choices: PRINTER, VIDEO
DST IDN ID
DEVICE ADDRESS
Choices: ANY, 00, 01, 02, 03,..., 15
Choices: ANY, 01, 02, 03,...,13, 14, 15
NCR
MODE
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“NCR” and press “Set”. The NCR menu will appear:
Choices: EMULATE,TAP
NCR
NCR
NCR
NCR
NCR
MICROS ISN NETWORK
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor
to “MICROS ISN NETWORK” and press “Set”. The
MICROS ISN NETWORK menu will appear:
2113,3110
745X [ POLE ]
JRNL PRINTER
RCPT PRINTER
SLIP PRINTER
Figure 37: NCR Sub-Menu
SOURCE TYPE :
SRC ISN GNA :
SRC ISN LNA :
SRC IDN ID
:
DESTIN TYPE :
DST ISN GNA :
DST ISN LNA :
DST IDN ID
:
EXIT
ANY
ANY
ANY
ANY
ANY
ANY
ANY
ANY
NIXDORF BEETLE
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“NIXDORF BEETLE” and press “Set”. The NIXDORF
BEETLE menu will appear:
Figure 36: MICROS IDN NETWORK Sub-Menu
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JOURNAL PRINTER
RECEIPT PRINTER
Figure 38: NIXDORF BEETLE Sub-Menu
PROGRAMMING
NORAND 1200
PANASONIC
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“NORAND 1200” and press “Set”. The NORAND 1200
menu will appear:
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor
to “PANASONIC” and press “Set”. The PANASONIC
menu will appear:
TITLE DISPLAY :
CONSOLE ID :
WORKING MODE :
EXIT
ON
ANY
MODEL :
WORKING MODE :
EXIT
6000
TAP
Figure 42: PANASONIC Sub-Menu
Figure 39: NORAND 1200 Sub-Menu
MODEL
TITLE DISPLAY
Choices : 6000, 7000, 8000
Choices: ON, OFF
WOKING MODE
CONSOLE ID :
Choices : ACK , TAP
Choices: ANY, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
WORKING MODE
Choices: ACK , TAP
NUCLEUS PRINTER
SCHLUMERGER
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“SCHLUMBERGER” and press “Set”. The
SCHLUMBERGER menu will appear:
DISPLAY
EXIT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“NUCLEUS PRINTER” and press “Set”. The NUCLEUS
PRINTER” menu will appear:
STANDARD [Both]
PRINTER WITH POLE
POLE VIA PRINTER
Figure 40 : NUCLEUS PRINTER Sub-Menu
RECEIPT
Figure 43: SCHLUMBERGER Sub-Menu
DISPLAY
Choices: RECEIPT, CDU[ 2L ], C.D.U.
SHARP
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“SHARP” and press “Set”. The SHARP menu will appear.
OMEGA 2000
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor
to “OMEGA 2000” and press “Set”. The OMEGA 2000
menu will appear:
JOURNAL PRINTER
RECEIPT PRINTER
Figure 41: OMEGA 2000 Sub-Menu
2590
3100,3110
3220,3221,3250
3310,3311,3550
A-460,A-470
A-550,A-570
A-610,A650
A-750
A-770
Figure 44: SHARP Sub-Menu
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SHARP 750 ER-01PU
SPEDI CCTV
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“SHARP 750 ER-01PU” and press “Set”. The SHARP
750 ER-01PU menu will appear:
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“SPEDI CCTV ” and press “Set”. The SPEDI CCTV menu
will appear:
DISPLAY
EXIT
RECEIPT
SET ADDRESS
EXIT
Figure 45: SHARP 750 ER-01PU Sub-Menu
DISPLAY
ANY
Figure 49 : SPEDI CCTV Sub-Menu
SET ADDRESS
Choices: RECEIPT, JOURNAL
Choices: ANY, 1, 2, 3,..., 255
SHARP ER-A410/420
SUNTRONIC
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“SHARP ER-A410/420” and press “Set”. The SHARP ERA410/420 menu will appear:
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“SUNTRONIC” and press “Set”. The SUNTRONIC menu
will appear.
TAP
EMULATE
TAP US
EMULATE US
890,891,960
2000
Figure 50: SUNTRONIC Sub-Menu
Figure 46: SHARP ER-A410/420 Sub-Menu
TCI
SHARP UP600/700
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“SHARP UP600/700” and press “Set”. The SHARP
UP600/700 menu will appear:
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“TCI” and press “Set”. The TCI menu will appear:
DEVICE ADDRESS
EXIT
TAP
EMULATE
000
Figure 51: TCI Sub-Menu
Figure 47: SHARP UP600/700 Sub-Menu
DEVICE ADDRESS
SICOM
Choices : 000, 001, 002,..., 999
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“SICOM ” and press “Set”. The SICOM menu will appear:
SECNET ADDRESS
EXIT
8
TEC SLIP PRINTER EMULATE
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“TEC SLIP PRINTER EMULATE” and press “Set”. The
TEC SLIP PRINTER EMULATE” menu will appear:
Figure 48: SICOM Sub-Menu
SECNET ADDRESS
MODEL:
MODE:
EXIT
TEC SLIP PRINTER
EMULATING /TAPPING
Choices: ANY, 1, 2, 3,..., 255
Figure 52: TEC SLIP PRINTER Sub-Menu
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TKMAX
VERIFONE
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“TKMAXX” and press “Set”. The TKMAXX menu will appear:
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“VERIFONE” and press “Set”. The VERIFONE menu will
appear:
JOURNAL PRINTER
RECEIPT PRINTER
JOURNAL
RECEIPT
JOURNAL
RECEIPT
Figure 53: TKMAXXSub-Menu
TAPPING
TAPPING
EMULATING
EMULATING
Figure 56: VERIFONE Sub-Menu
UNIWELL
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“UNIWELL UN 4025” and press “Set”. The UNIWELL UN
4025 menu will appear:
DEVICE ADDRESS
ANY ADDRESS
EXIT
WEIGHSCALE
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“WEIGH SCALE” and press “Set”. The WEIGH SCALE
menu will appear:
000
ON
AVERY
MOLENS
LEON LD5204
Figure 54: UNIWELL UN 4025 Sub-Menu
Figure 56A: WEIGH SCALE Sub-Menu
DEVICE ADDRESS
Choices: 000, 001, 002,..., 999
ANY ADDRESS
Choices: ON, OFF
UP3000/3300
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“UP3000/3300” and press “Set”. The UP3000/3300 menu
will appear:
TERMINAL
EXIT
1
Figure 55: UP3000/3300 Sub-Menu
TERMINAL
Choiecs: 1, 2, 3,...,16
NOTE
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As we continually add new registers, these
menus are subject to change.
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5.4 SCREEN SETUP
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “SCREEN SETUP” and press “Set”. The following
menu will appear:
TEXT GRAYSCALE
BLACKGROUND GRAYSCALE
HORIZONTAL POSITION
VERTICAL POSITION
CLOCK
ON-SCREEN TITLER
LANGUAGE SETTINGS
EXIT
Figure 57: SCREEN SETUP Sub-Menu
TEXT GRAYSCALE
To change the display border and/or the grayscale of the text on screen, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the
cursor to “TEXT GRAYSCALE” and press “Set”. Cycle through the selections by pressing the “Up” or “Down” buttons.
There are 10 settings to choose from. Make your selection and press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
BACKGROUND GRAYSCALE
To change the display border and/or the grayscale of the text on screen, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the
cursor to “BACKGROUND GRAY SCALE” and press “Set”. Cycle through the selections by pressing the “Up” or
“Down” buttons. There are 10 settings to choose from. Make your selection and press “Set” to return to the previous
menu.
HORIZONTAL POSITION
To change the horizontal position of the inserted text on-screen, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor
to “HORIZONTAL POSITON” and press “Set”. Press the “Up” or “Down” buttons to move the text to the desired
horizontal position.
VERTICAL POSITION
To change the vertical position of the inserted text on-screen, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“VERTICAL POSITION” and press “Set”. Press the “Up” or “Down” buttons to move the text to the desired vertical
position.
NOTE
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Upon powering up for the first time or when the battery becomes depleted, the on-screen
Time / Date display may be incorrect or have unreadable characters. If this is the case,
enter the clock menu and “Reset Time / Date”. The Time / Date will then show readeable
characters and be unaffected by a Master Reset.
CLOCK
To program the clock's functions, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “CLOCK” and press “Set”.
The following menu will appear:
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T/D DISPLAY
TIME FORMAT
DATE FORMAT
DAYLIGHT SAVING
SET TIME / DATE
RESET TIME / DATE
T/D LOCKING
EXIT
ON
12 HOUR
MM/DD/YY
DISABLED
ON
Figure 58: CLOCK Sub-Menu
T/D DISPLAY turns the time/date display on or off. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “T/D
DISPLAY” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to toggle between “ON”
or “OFF” and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
TIME DISPLAY selects either 12-hour AM/PM or 24-hour Military Time format with AM/PM. Press the “Up” or
“Down” button to move the cursor to “TIME DISPLAY” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press the
“Up” or “Down” button to toggle between time formats and press “Set” when the desired format is displayed.
DATE FORMAT chooses one of the three available formats. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor
to “DATE FORMAT” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to toggle
between date formats and press “Set” when the desired format is displayed.
DAYLIGHT SAVING selects, for example, UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Tasmania or is disabled. Press the
“Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “DAYLIGHT SAVING” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing.
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to toggle between values and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
SET TIME/DATE sets the clock manually. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “SET TIME/
DATE” and press “Set”. The time/date will appear and the cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” and “Down”
button to change the value and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed. The value is selected and the
cursor will advance to the next position. When the desired time/date is displayed, press the “Up” and “Down”
buttons simultaneously to enter the time/date into memory and return to the previous menu.
RESET TIME/DATE resets the clock to the default value. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to
“RESET TIME/DATE” and press “Set” to reset the time/date.
T/D LOCKING turns the time/date locking on or off. If the time/date locking is turned on, make sure that the time
and date format selected is the same as the ATM time and date format. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move
the cursor to “T/D LOCKING” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to
toggle between “ON” or “OFF” and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
If the T/D LOCKING is turned on, make sure that the time format selected is the same as the register’s time/date
format. If the T/D LOCKING is turned on, the VSI-Pro will monitor the incoming data string. If it finds a valid time and
date in one or two consecutive lines, it will set the clock to whatever time/date it finds. A valid time has the following
formats:
HH:MM, HH:MM:ss
HH:MM AM, HH:mm:ss AM
HH:MM PM, HH:MM:ss PM
where hh is a number between 0 and 12 ( 24 if either AM or PM not present )
A valid date has the same format as for date display and has either “/” or “-" as a separator.
ON-SCREEN TITLER
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “ON-SCREEN TITLER” and press “Set”. The following menu
will appear:
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TITLER
TITLE
OFF
EXIT
Figure 59: ON-SCREEN TITLER Sub-Menu
TITLER
To change the status of the on-screen titler, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “TITLER” and
press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Select either “ON” or “OFF” by pressing the “Up” or “Down” button. After
making a selection, press “Set”. This will return the cursor to the non-flashing mode. Now select “EXIT” to return to
the previous menu.
TITLE
The VSI-Pro gives you the option of a 40-character display for easy register identification in addition to the actual
register transaction data.
To create a title, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “TITLE” and press “Set”. You will see a row of
40 boxes and the first box will be flashing.
To change the character in the first position, press the “Up” or “Down” buttons to cycle through the alpha-numeric
selections from the following list of available characters.
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz =:.+-*/9876543210
The solid white box is used for a blank space. Make your selection and press “Set”. This will advance to the next
block, repeat until you have entered the desired title. When finished, simultaneously press and release the “Down” &
“Up” buttons to enter your title into memory. The white boxes will disappear and your title will be displayed as it will
appear on-screen. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXIT” and press “Set” to return to the
previous menu.
NOTE
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Remember, enabling the TITLE will limit text insertions to 10 lines maximum.
LANGUAGE SETTINGS
Selecting Language Settings will give you the following menu;
LANGUAGE
EXIT
ENGLISH
Figure 60: Language Selection
The language selection options are English, German or Spanish
EXIT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXIT” and press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
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5.5 TEXT DISPLAY
This menu will give you more control over the actual text block formatting and its appearance on the screen.Toaccess
the menu, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “TEXT DISPLAY” and press “Set”. The following
sub-menu will appear:
SCREEN BLANK
20
DISPLAY LINES
10
DISPLAY CHARACTER/LINE
40
DISPLAY FORMAT
TOP
LINE COMPRESS
OFF
SPACE COMPRESS
OFF
LEFT JUSTIFIED
OFF
SCROLL DELAY
OFF
DISPLAY
ON
EXIT
Figure 61: Text Display Sub-Menu
SCREEN BLANK
Choices: NONE, 6, 12, 20, 30, 60, 120, 180, 300
This is the amount of time that the VSI-Pro text display will remain on-screen after a transaction before blanking itself
off (not the video picture, just the register transaction data) until the next transaction.
To change the SCREEN BLANK setting, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “SCREEN BLANK”
and press “SET”. The cursor will begin flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” buttons to cycle through the selections.
Press “Set” when the desired time is displayed. The cursor will stop flashing and you may continue programming.
NOTE
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Choosing “NONE” means No Blanking. The VSI-Pro will display the last
transaction until a new transaction is performed.
DISPLAY LINES
You have the choice of how many lines of text to display on-screen for register transactions. The choices are up to
11 lines.
To change the DISPLAY LINES setting, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “DISPLAY LINES” and
press “Set”. The cursor will begin flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” buttons to cycle through the selections. Press
“Set” when the desired number is displayed. The cursor will stop flashing and you may continue programming.
NOTE
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display on-screen and the more lines you display on-screen, the greater the amount of time that the
transaction data will be recorded. However, some applications may limit the number of lines and the
size of the on-screen display. If you are using an on-screen title, it will occupy Line 1, leaving 10 lines
for the text insertion. If you enable the on-screen Time/Date then this takes one additional line also.
DISPLAY CHARACTER / LINE
This setting allows you to change the number of characters per line from 10 to 40.
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DISPLAY FORMAT
If “TOP” is selected which is the default, the data scrolls from the top most line down to the selected number of lines
displayed. “T/D” and/or “TITLE” is displayed at the top of the screen. If “BOTTOM” is selected then the data scrolls
up from the bottom most line to the top of the screen and “T/D” and/or “TITLE” is displayed at the bottom of the
screen.
LINE COMPRESS
NOTE
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Set your Exceptions first before enabling this feature.
The VSI-Pro automatically compresses the spaces in a line first as it reaches 40 characters. With LINE COMPRESS
“ON”, the VSI-Pro will additionally remove multiple spaces and then vowels from the text to further compress the
display as necessary.
To make this selection, position the arrow in front of “LINE COMPRESS” and press and release “Set”. The arrow will
start flashing. Cycle through “ON” or “OFF” by pressing either the “Up” or “Down” button, and press “Set” when your
choice is displayed. The cursor will stop flashing and you can continue programming.
SPACE COMPRESS
Space Compress allows you select the number of maximum spaces next to each other in a line. The selections are
1,2,3,4,5 and OFF. If you select “1” then if three spaces are shown on the receipt the VSI-Pro will delete 2 and only
show 1 space between characters on the video and on the output data to the DVR.
LEFT JUSTIFICATION
When LEFT JUSTIFIED is “ON”, the VSI-Pro will start each line of text with no leading spaces from the left margin of
the text display block.
SCROLL DELAY
Scroll delay ensures that lines of text remain on-screen a minimum of 0.5 seconds. This is especially useful with
registers that run at a high baud rate, time-lapse VCRs in extended record modes, switchers, or multiplexers.
Sometimes, the register can produce characters so quickly that they can scroll up too fast on the screen to be
recorded. When SCROLL DELAY is “ON”, the VSI-Pro slows down this data feed just enough to insure that each line
of text is recorded.
The choices for SCROLL DELAY are either “ON” or “OFF”. To make this selection, position the arrow in front of
“SCROLL DELAY” and press and release “Set”. The arrow will start flashing. Cycle through “ON” or “OFF” by pressing
either the “Up” or “Down” button, then press “Set” when your choice is displayed. The cursor will stop flashing and
you can continue programming.
DISPLAY
You have the choice to globally turn “ON” or “OFF” the complete VSI-Pro text insertion function. This means no data
will be visible on the monitor if you select DISPLAY “OFF”. However, if you select the DISPLAY “OFF”, you can still
command each exception independently to either display on-screen or not through its program setup menu under
“EXCEPTION REPORTS”. You may also choose to enable an alarm output to occur during an exception while not
displaying the exception data through the program set-up in the ALARM OUTPUTS menu. With the display “OFF”,
the VSI-Pro will still perform all functions as programmed, for example, exception reporting will still function, but the
information will not appear on-screen unless programmed to do so in the EXCEPTIONS REPORT menu. Also the
data will not show in the history buffer if not displayed.
EXIT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXIT” and press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
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5.6 COMMUNICATION
This was discussed briefly in the section under “REGISTER SELECT” and will be fully explained here. When you
choose your register type under the REGISTER SELECT menu, this automatically formats the VSI-Pro to the appropriate settings needed to communicate with your register. There may be times when you will need to amend these
settings for a specific register.
To access the Communication menu, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “COMMUNICATION”
and press “Set”. The following menu will appear:
REGISTER SETTINGS
NETWORK SETTINGS
EXIT
Figure 62: COMMUNICATION Sub-Menu
The “Register Settings” selects and allows you to program the communication and protocol parameters used to
communicate with the POS or Cash Register using the DB9 connector. The “Network Settings” selects and allows
you to program the communication and protocol parameters used to network the VSI-Pro Max to other units using
the RJ45 connector.
To access the Communication menu, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “COMMUNICATION”
and press “Set”. The following menu will appear:
INTERFACE TYPE
RX BAUD RATE
TX BAUD RATE
TX PROTOCOL
PARITY
DATA BITS
HW HANDSHAKING
SW HANDSHAKING
AUTO LINEFEED
EXIT
RS-232
AUTO
AUTO
ASCII
NONE
8
OFF
NONE
ON
Figure 63: Register Settings Sub-Menu
INTERFACE TYPE
Choices: RS-232, PASSIVE TAP, RS-485
To set the interface type for your particular device, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “INTERFACE
TYPE” and press and release “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. You can now use the “Up” or “Down” button to make
your selection. When your selection appears, press “Set” again. The cursor will stop flashing and you can proceed to
the next menu item for programming. RS-232 and RS-485 are defined by IEEE standards, however, the Passive Tap
is a high impedance (100K) input with full diode protection. Refer to Table 1 and 1A for respective pin-outs of RS-232
or RS-485.
RX BAUD RATE
Choices: AUTO, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 14.4K, 19.2K, 28.8K, 38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
To set the baud rate for your particular device, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “RX Baud
Rate” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. You can now use the “Up” or “Down” button to make your
selection. When your selection appears, press “Set” again. The cursor will stop flashing and you can proceed to the
next menu item for programming.
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TX BAUD RATE
Choices: AUTO, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 14.4K, 19.2K, 28.8K, 38.4K, 57.6K, 115.2K
This feature allows you to set the transmit baud rate to a separate device if you are looping the data back out of the
VSI-Pro.
To set the TX Baud Rate for your particular device, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “TX BAUD
RATE” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. You can now use the “Up” or “Down” buttons to make your
selection. When your selection appears, press “Set”. The cursor will stop flashing and you can proceed to the next
menu item for programming.
TX PROTOCOL
This selection allows you program the protocol or format of the data that is transmitted out the TX port. This is only
available for registers that do not use the TX line of the POS/Cash Register port for emulate modes. When using the
register port for tapping then the data output in ASCII mode simulates the function of the VSI-Pro previous versions
and utilizes the same pinout connection. When using the VSI-Pro Max in the Master mode this TX line is used to
output the data in the VSI-ADD protocol to be compatible with the Hydra output to DVRs.
Choices: ASCII, VSI-ADD, VNet, Dallmeier, MVDR
NOTE: The choices in the above selection will change depending on the progreamming selections in the Network
Settings submenu. In the “Master” mode the data can be sent out the VSI-ADD format which is the standard AVE
protocol for register data which is supported by all AVE DVRs and many 3rd party DVR manufactures. The VNET
format is only support by the AVE Vnetworker PC Software. The MVDR format is a subset of the VNET format that is
supported by the AVE MVDR line of DVRs. The Dallmeier setting supports communication to the Dallmeier DVR in
Commanding mode. ASCII is not supported in the Master mode selection.
PARITY
Choices: NONE, ODD, EVEN
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “PARITY” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press
the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
DATA BITS
Choices: 7 or 8
If you select 7 Data Bits, you must select “ODD” or “EVEN” Parity in the Parity menu. Press the “Up” or “Down” button
to move the cursor to “DATA BITS” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to
cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
HW HANDSHAKING
Choices: ON, OFF
Hardware handshaking is an electrical signal that tells the cash register or computer that the VSI-Pro Max is ready
to receive data. It may not be necessary and/or need not be connected to an outgoing signal from the cash register
or computer since the VSI-Pro Max does not require handshaking. The VSI-Pro Max handshaking signal is always
true signally the cash register or computer to send data.
Handshaking guarantees that the internal buffer is not over run or text is not lost. Most AVE interfaces do not
support this function. Also since the VSI-Pro has a 128K buffer this feature is generally not required.
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SW HANDSHAKING
Choices: NONE, XON/XOFF, ACK/NAK
Software handshaking is a command that is embedded in the data stream that is read and/or sent by the VSI-Pro
Max that controls the flow of data to or from an external device.
AUTO LINEFEED
Choices: ON, OFF
Auto Linefeed makes the VSI-Pro append a CR/ LF after each displayed line. The default of this function is “ON”, but
if you would like to disable it then press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “AUTO LINEFEED” and
press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set”
when the desired value is displayed.
NETWORK SETTINGS
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “NETWORK SETTINGS” and press “Set”. The cursor will start
flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is
displayed.
TYPE
OFF
ADDRESS
OFF
PROTOCOL
REGCOM 9.6K
BAUD RATE
9600
EXIT
Figure 64: Network Settings Sub-Menu
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “TYPE” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press
the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
TYPE
Choices: GENERIC, MASTER, SLAVE, OFF
GENERIC
This is the default setting of the VSI-Pro Max. Also the default Jumper setting of the VSI-Pro Max connects the
Network Serial RS-232 to the DB9 Pin 8 and outputs the Exception Data from this port which can be connected to a
DVR or Serial Printer. Also the Network RJ45 port outputs the same data via RS-485.
For normal exception data output to be backward compatible with all VSIs set Protocol for ASCII.
MASTER
This setting configures the Network RJ45 port to be a Master which is formerly called Hydra. The Master uses RS485 bi-directional communication to slave devices using either the Regcom or Vnet protocol.
The “OUTPUT” RS-232 data with the selected format is sent out the DB9 TXD Pin 3 for RS-232. In the RS-232 mode
you can still use the VSI-Pro Max to interface to a POS or Cash Register but only in the tap mode using the DB9 RXD
Pin 2 only to recieve the data. Emulation modes require the use of both the RXD and TXD so this mode is prohibited
while using the VSI-Pro Max in the Master mode.
The “OUTPUT” serial data with the selected format is sent out the DB9 Pins 4 &6 for RS-485 and the baud rate, etc,
is set via the communications setting not in this menu. In this mode the VSI-Pro Max can not connect to any POS or
Cash Register.
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Related Settings
“PROTOCOL” which the choices are REGCOM or VNET
“TX PROTOCOL” which the choices will be MVDR, DALLMEIER, VSI-ADD, VNET
“BAUD RATE” 1200- 115.2K
SLAVE
This setting confirgures the Network RJ45 port to be a Slave which is formerly called Regcom or Vnetworker. The
Slave uses RS-485 bi-directional communication to the Master unit.
Related Settings
“ADDRESS” choices are 1-16
“PROTOCOL” which the choices are REGCOM or VNET
“BAUD RATE” 1200 - 115.2K
OFF
No data is sent out the Network Port either via RS-232 or RS-485.
ADDRESS
Choices: OFF, 1-16
This select the address or camera number when configured as a slave device. The selections are 1-16 so that the
POS/Cash Register is assigned a unique number up to a maximum of 16 to send the data over the RS-485 network
back to a Master unit or a Hydra device which then sends all the data to the DVR or PC for recording.
PROTOCOL
Choices: REGCOM or VNET
This setting selects the protocol of the RS-485 Network. There are two protocols to be compatible with two different
devices and functions. The REGCOM can be selected for compatibility with the Regcom networking device. The
Regcom device can be set for either 9600 or 57600 baud rate to match the installed device settings. However when
not using the Regcom device and using only VSI-Pro Max then any baud rate can be set. The Regcom Protocol only
has the ability to receive register data only.
The VNET can be configured for compatibility with the Vnetworker or Networker devices. A baud rate of 19200 can
be only used for these external devices. However when used with a VSI-Pro Max device and no external Vnetworker
or Networker devices are used then any baud rate can be used. The Vnetworker protocol has the ability to receive
register data, Program remote VSI-Pro Max devices, receive remote alarming and Time/Date information.
BAUD RATE
Choices: 1200 - 115200 baud rate
This sets the comunication speed for the Network port in all configurations. Care must be given to selecting the
proper baud rate for the Type of operation you wish and configuration you set for the VSI-Pro Max.
EXIT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXIT” and press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
5.7
EXCEPTION REPORTS
EXCEPTION REPORT OVERVIEW
The Exception Report gives you the option to assign an on-screen flag, trigger an alarming device, or send data to
another serial device on any questionable transaction that you have preprogrammed into the VSI-Pro Max.
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The VSI-Pro Max will allow programming of up to 24 separate exceptions. These exceptions can be VOIDS, REFUNDS,
COUPONS, PAID OUT, RETURNS, individual departments, specific items, or any transaction that you determine (by
programming) to be “exceptional” or questionable.You may even set ranges for the exceptions. For example, all
transactions over $100, between $8.00 and $25.00, or lower than $10 and greater than $25.00, all transactions by a
specific cashier, or whatever transactions you need to watch exceptionally close.
The following is a brief overview of how to set up Exception Reports.
1. On the main-menu, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXCEPTION REPORT” and press
“Set”.
2. On the sub-menu, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXCEPTION HISTORY” and press
“Set”.
3. On the sub-menu, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “DVR SELECTION” and press “Set”.
Thenn select the model of DVR you are using.
4. Exit and press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “SET EXCEPTION” and press “Set”.
5. To select the Exception No. that you wish to program, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to the
desired Exception No. then press “Set”. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to toggle between the choices.
6. Make sure that DISPLAY is set to “ON” for any exception data to be saved in the Exception History.
7. Program the Exception String in the Exception Report to compare the data that shows on the screen for time
search mode in the Exception History menu.
8. After you have set up the desired configurations, press the REC button on the DVR to record video into a hard
drive or use alarm output for triggering the DVR at record input.
9. The monitor should display a flashing REC message and the REC button will light up indicating the DVR is in
the recording mode.
ON-SCREEN FLAGS
You have several options for programming your Exception Report. The first option typically has all programmed
exceptions display a flashing asterisk in the upper right corner of the on-screen display, or reversing the entire text
display. This on-screen flag is controlled through the ALARM OUTPUTS menu. You assign a corresponding alarm to
an exception and set the parameters for the flag in this menu. You do this by choosing “DISPLAY” for the corresponding
exception number and selecting “ON”. With this option, all questionable transactions (exceptions) will be “flagged”
with the flashing asterisk.
You can then review these exceptions by putting your DVR or VCR in play and pressing the FF button. This will give
you a fast scan of the tape and you can go into normal play when you see the flashing asterisk and view that
transaction in real time or slow play or frame by frame, depending on the type of playback options of your particular
DVR or VCR.
HARD ALARM OUTPUT
The VSI-Pro allows you to program exceptions to trigger external alarming devices such as DVRs, Time-lapse
VCR’s, quads, enunciators, LED’s etc. Using the ALARM OUTPUT you can have your DVR record only exceptions,
or have an alarming quad go to full screen on an exception, or even trigger a buzzer to alert you that an exception
has occurred.
PRINTER or DVR OUTPUT
There may be situations where you want to send all the data to store on a DVR or do not want cashiers or other
employees to know what triggers an exception. In this case, the VSI-Pro Max provides a separate serial output that
will send data to a remotely located DVR or serial printer. If you turn the on-screen display off and the output on and
you have a remote serial printer hooked up to the VSI-Pro Max, then, whenever an exception is reported, it is sent
out to the serial printer only. The printer will give you a hard copy printout of the questionable transaction with the time
and date. With this hard copy printout of the exception report, you can then review the tape by going directly to that
exception’s time.
The serial output of the VSI-Pro Max can be programmed to send out the entire transction. The output can be
connected to the other equipment such as DVRs, computers, phone line transmissions or digital storage devices for
later retrieval.
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The VSI-Pro also has a “triggered text” feature. This feature allows programmed text or control characters to be sent
out when an exception occurs to trigger devices like DVR’s to save the data file for future review. Other computer
devices can wait for this specified text string and do other functions at this time via the serial communication process.
From the main programming VSI-Pro Max menu, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXCEPTION REPORT” and press and release “Set”. The following menu will appear:
EXCEPTION HISTORY
SET EXCEPTION
OUTPUT
TIME STAMP
DUPLICATE LINE
SET SCROLL MATCHING
EXIT
EXCEPTION HISTORY
ON
OFF
OFF
Figure 65: EXCEPTION REPORT Sub-Menu
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “ EXCEPTION HISTORY ” and press “Set”. The following
menu will appear:
TOTAL EXCEPTION
VIEW EXCEPTIONS
DVR SELECTION
TIME SEARCH
OUTPUT EXCEPTIONS
CLEAR HISTORY
EXIT
000
Figure 66: EXEPTION HISTORY Sub-Menu
TOTAL EXCEPTIONS
This is not a selection for just displays the total exception count kept in the Exception History Buffer maximum
800.
VIEW EXCEPTIONS
This displays the buffered exceptions on-screen, starting with the oldest exception in the buffer. Press the “Up” or
“Down” button to move the cursor to “VIEW EXCEPTIONS” and press “Set”. Once in the exception displaying
screen, press the “Up” or “Down” button to scroll to the next screen. Press “Set” to exit and return to the previous
menu. Remember, you must turn the DISPLAY “ON” for exceptions to be saved in history.
11:09:45A
11:09:45 A
11:13:12 A
11:20:23 A
11:22:21 A
11:26:18 A
9/12/05 MON
9/12/05
9/12/05
9/12/05
9/12/05
9/12/05
REC
NO SALE
RETURN
NO SALE
CANCEL
NO SALE
**** END OF EXCEPTION ****
12-09-2005 11:30:05
Figure 67: Display of View Exceptions
@ NOTE For any exception you must program Display “ON” for any exception data tobe saved in
the Exception History.
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DVR SELECTION
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “DVR SELECTION” and press “Set”. The following menu will
appear:
NONE
DMS-3001
DVR-3011,3021
MVDR3000, MVDR5000
EXIT
Figure 68: DVR Selection Sub-Menu
DVR-3011 / DVR-3021 / MVDR3000 / MVDR5000
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “DVR-3011,3021” and press “Set”. An asterisk appears to
indicate your selection.
DEST ID
SCR ID
EXIT
1
32
Figure 69: DVR-3011,3021,MVDR3000,MVDR5000 Sub-Menu
DEST ID and SRC ID
Choices: 1 through 32 Note:The DEST ID and SRC ID can not be the same value or can not send any command.
TIME SEARCH
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “TIME SEARCH” and press “Set”. The following sub-menu
will appear:
NO SALE
PREVIOUS PAGE
11:20:23 A 9/12/08
11:22:21 A 9/12/08
11:22:21 A 9/12/08
11:22:21 A 9/12/08
11:22:21 A 9/12/08
NEXT PAGE
EXIT
Figure 70: Display of TIME SEARCH
Use the “Up” or “Down” button to scroll to the desired exception in the transaction history. As you select the lline
the exception string will display at the top of the page.
Then press “Set” and the DVR will be commanded by the VSI-Pro Max to go to the selected transaction via its
Time/Date Search function. Therefore you must make sure the T/D of the DVR is very close to the setting of the
VSI-Pro Max or their will be an effor in the actual search time. Verify the proper connection to the DVR from the
diagram on the following page.
EXAMPLE
Define “NO SALE” as an exception string In Exception No. 2 , DISPLAY to be “ON”, and define OPERATOR “IN”.
If the screen is displayed “NOSELL”, the VSI-Pro will keep this displayed line on Exception History.
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VSI-Pro Max
VIDEO IN
CAMERA
RS-232
RXD
VIDEO OUT
RS-232
TXD
RG-59U
VIDEO IN
RG-59U
CASH REGISTER
VSI-Pro Max DB9M
DVR DB9F
3 ------------------------- 2
5 ------------------------- 5
or
8 ------------------------- 2
5 ------------------------- 5
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
RG-59U
MONITOR
Figure 71: VSI-Pro Max with DVR Control Connections
NOTE:
The VSI-Pro Max can control the DVR RS-232 port from either Pin 3 or Pin 8 depending on the configuration.
Default setting is both. In the Cash Register “Tapping Mode” the VSI-Pro Max uses Pin 3 to send out auxillary
ASCII data and DVR control signals. Therefore in this mode you can operate the VSI-Pro Max in the “Slave Mode”
and connect to control the DVR via Pin 3. You can not use the VSI-Pro Max in the “Master Mode”. If you select
“Master Mode” this will have priority and when you select DVR Time/Data Search you will generate an error
message.
In the Cash Register “Emulate Mode” the VSI-Pro Max uses Pin 3 to connect to the cash register supplying the
proper emulate handshaking signals. Therefore Pin 8 must be connected to the DVR to command the Exception
Search mode. Therefore you can not use the VSI-Pro Max in “Slave Mode” and utilize the DVR control feature
while connecting in “Emulate Mode”. If you choose the “Slave Mode” this will have priority over the DVR control
mode and will generate an Error Message when DVR Time/Date is selected. The same will be true if “Master
Mode” is selected.
OUTPUT EXCEPTIONS
This selection allows you to have the buffered exceptions sent out for printing. This is a global setting for all exceptions, but you also need to turn on the output for each independent exception.
CLEAR HISTORY
This selection clears all the buffered exceptions and resets the TOTAL EXCEPTIONS counter.
EXIT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXIT” and press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
SET EXCEPTION
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “SET EXCEPTION” and press “Set”. The following submenu will appear:
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EXCEPTION NO.
1
DISPLAY
ON
OUTPUT
ON
HISTORY BUFFER
ON
EXCEPTION STRING
NO SALE
RANGE
00,000,000.00 - 00,000,000.00
OPERATOR
NONE
EXIT
Figure 72: SET EXCEPTION Sub-Menu
EXCEPTION NO.
Choices: 1 through 24
To select the Exception No. that you wish to program, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXCEPTION NO.” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Use the “Up” & “Down” button to sequence through the
choices. Make your selection and press “Set”. The cursor will stop flashing and you may continue to the next menu
item.
DISPLAY
Choices: ON, OFF
The DISPLAY item lets you control whether or not this particular exception is displayed on the video monitor. Please
understand that if you are not using a remote serial printer and if you do not turn on the Exceptions display here, you
will not have the on-screen flag and consequently no record of the exception when it occurs.
To make your selection, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “DISPLAY” and press “Set”. The
cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to toggle between “ON” or “OFF”. Make your selection and
press “Set”. The cursor will stop flashing and you may continue to the next menu item.
APPLICATION NOTE
If the display of the Exception is turned off here, the exception data will actually be erased
from the screen. This feature can be used to generate what we refer to as “Negative
Exceptions”, allowing the removal of unwanted text from the screen. See “Negative
Exceptions” that follows.
OUTPUT
Choices: ON, OFF
The OUTPUT controls the RS-232 data from the VSI-Pro. Typically this is sent to a remote Serial Printer to provide
a hard copy of Exceptions with time and date on it. This data can also be sent out to a computer with appropriate
software and give you the ability to analyze data. You could also use an auto answer modem and have the data sent
to a central office or even to your home. The serial devices must have the same Baud Rate, Parity, and Data Bits as
the VSI-Pro for optimum performance of data transfer.
To make your selection, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “OUTPUT” and press “Set”. Press the
“Up” or “Down” button to toggle between “ON” or “OFF”. Make your selection and press “Set”. The cursor will stop
flashing and you may continue to the next menu item.
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HISTORY BUFFER ON/OFF
The history buffer stores all the exceptions that are occur in the VSI-Pro. Sometimes this can be very large and
consume a large portion of the memory of the VSI-Pro. This can be used to automatically search a compatible
DVR, upload to a PC to save or print out and view on screen on the VSI-Pro. This setting allows the user to
enable or disable this feature as to conserve memory allocation for other features.
PROGRAMMING NOTE
The following sections defines the Exceptions Strings, the Operator and the Range. The
Exception String is programmed first, then Range is defined and finally the Operator is
selected. The VSI-Pro looks at the Exceptions String first, and if there is data that matches,
it then checks to see if a Range has been defined.
EXCEPTION STRING
The VSI-Pro compares the data that is printed to video to the data entered in the Exception String. The Exception
String can also be used without a defined range. Example of this would be to assign a word “ VOID” as an exception.
VSI-Pro will look for that string so range definition is not necessary. However, exception string “ VOID” could be
further defined by assigning a Range, i.e. all “VOID” over $20.
You can also define a global exception to flag all negative transactions. An example of this using the Samsung ER4715 would be the following exception to flag any transaction that contains a “-”, or negative sign. For example, in the
Samaung ER-4715 register an assigned Exception string “..-” will flag all Void, Refund, Merchandise Return and
Paid out to the monitor.
You can also use wild card symbol “.”, a centered dot on any data location. An example of this would be instead of
assigning eight different exception strings for dept 00 to dept 07, you can assign only one exception string e.g. “dept
.”.”. That wild card exception string will handle exceptions for all eight departments.
To program the exception string, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXCEPTION STRING” and
press “Set”. The first 40 character exception will become active after flashing. Program in your exception string.
NOTE
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Remember to enter your Exception String based on the way that data prints to video,
including spaces. Also remember pressing “Set” advances to the next position. Pressing
“Down” and “Up” at the same time enters the string into memory and returns to the
menu for further programing.
TIP
If you make a mistake and need to erase a character, pressing “Up” and “Set” at the
same time will change the character back to a blank space.
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NEGATIVE EXCEPTION
You can remove unwanted text from the screen using the VSI-Pro. The VSI-Pro displays data in the text block 11
lines by 40 characters wide for total of 440 characters. To remove unwanted messages from the register data you
first determine how the unwanted messages prints to the video. For example, a typical message which scrolls on the
customer display or appears on the video monitor.
The removing of the above string is referred to as the Negative Exception. Follow the following steps to program the
negative exception. Turn the display off for that exception. In the Exception String enter the words “WELCOME TO
XYZ SUPER” exactly as they appear on the screen, including spaces.
NOTE
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Only 40 characters are allowed in each Exception String, including blank spaces.
RANGE
Choices: 00,000,000.00-99,999,999.99
The Range defines the limits of the Operator. These are numeric only. As you can see from the previous examples,
the range has two separate fields that are separated by a double-sided arrow. This format must be followed.
To program the range, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “RANGE” and press “Set”. The first “0”
in the range starts to flash. This means it is active and ready for programming. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to
cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed. This will advance the active block to
the next character. While you are on an active block, pressing the “Up” and “Set” buttons simultaneously will return
that block back to a blank, which is designated by a solid white box. You can follow this format to program your range.
When you have finished and want to set this range into the VSI-Pro memory, simultaneously press and release the
“Up” and “Down” buttons.
When you are ready to exit and continue on, simultaneously press and release the “Up” and “Down” buttons. This will
set the range in the VSI-Pro memory and exit you back to the previous menu.
OPERATOR
Choices: NONE, IN, OUT
The Operator determines the behavior of the Range. Think of the Operator in mathematical terms. Setting the
correct range and specifying “IN” or “OUT” will make the Operator perform “greater than”, “less than”, “equal to”, “in
the range”, or “out of the range” calculations.
With this version of the VSI-Pro, you can define ranges for your exceptions and have the VSI-Pro alarm when an
exception falls within the range’s parameters or outside the range of the two numbers. The choices are “IN”, “OUT”,
and “NONE”. To program the operator, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “OPERATOR” and
press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press
“Set” when the desired value is displayed.
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EXAMPLES FOR SETTING EXCEPTION
EQUAL
Suppose Exception #2 would be flag all $10 sales on Register Department 1. This would be the settings for this
Exception: (For these examples, we are using the Samsung ER-4715 Electronic Cash Register)
Exception
No. 2
Display
ON
Output
ON,OFF (depending on presence of serial printer)
Exception String1 . . .
Range
0010.00-0010.00
Operator
IN
OUT RANGE
Suppose Exception #3 would “FLAG” every transaction on Department 2 that is under 10 cents and over $100 dollars.
This would be the settings for this Exception:
Exception
No. 3
Display
ON
Output
ON, OFF (Depending on presence of serial printer).
Exception String2 . . .
Range
0000.10 -0099.99
Operator
OUT
IN RANGE
Suppose Exception # 5 would flag all transactions between $50.00 & $100.00 on Department 3:
Exception No.
3
Display
ON
Output
ON or OFF (Depending on presence of serial printer).
Exception String3 ...
Range
0049.99-0099.99
Operator
IN
With this exception all sales between $50 and $100 dollars will be flagged.
IN RANGE
Suppose Exception # 5 would flag all transactions between $50.00 & $100.00 on Department 3:
Exception No.
3
Display
ON
Output
ON or OFF (Depending on presence of serial printer).
Exception String
3 ...
Range
0049.99-0099.99
Operator
IN
With this exception all sales between $50 and $100 dollars will be flagged.
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GREATER THAN
This example will show you how to program an exception to flag all sales in department 5 greater than $100 dollars
Exception
No. 2
Display
ON
Output
ON or OFF
Exception String
5...
Range
0000.01- 0099.99
Operator
OUT
Now whenever anyone rings a sale of $100 or more on Department 5, the transaction will be flagged.
LESS THAN
This example will show you how to program an exception to flag all sales in Department 6 of less than $100. 00:
Exception
No. 4
Display
ON
Output
ON or OFF
Exception String
6
Range
0000.01-0099.00
Operator
IN
OUTPUT
Choices: ON, OFF
This is global output to send data to the serial printer. When “ON” is selected all the data will be send to the serial printer
regardless of what setting of out put has selected in the individual output in set exception menu. When “OFF” is selected
only those exception will send to the serial printer whose out put is “ON” under set exceptions menu for individual
exceptions. To turn output “ON” or “OFF”, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “OUTPUT” and press
“Set”. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
TIME STAMP
Choices: ON, OFF
If TIME STAMP is selected “ON” then printer will print the exception with time stamp flag, otherwise just print the Exception.
To turn TIME STAMP “ON” or “OFF”, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “TIME STAMP” and press
“Set”. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
DUPLICATE LINE
Choices: ON, OFF
If this selection is turned on then any transaction line that is the exact duplicate of the previous one is not displayed or
processed by the exception processor and is basically ignored. Be careful in selecting this function because many POS/
Cash Register have a “Repeat” key to ring up multiple items. In this case true transactions will be deleted and not shown.
This function is useful when used with Customer Displays that continuously refresh the display with identical data and not
related to new transactions and causes unecessary data to be sent to the interface.
SCROLL MATCHING
Scroll Matching is a feature to better remove those advertising scrolling messages on the customer display of
cash registers so they do not clutter up the video recording.
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SCROLL MATCHING
TIMEOUT
EXIT
ON
1S
Figure 72A: Scroll Matching Sub Menu
Exception Strings (with Scroll Matching OFF) are compared to any text in a line or any text after a CR LF up to 40
characters. If the line is longer than 40 characters we insert a virtual LF CR. Therefore an exception string can not be
longer than 40 characters. If you use a wild card in front of or behind of a normal exception string then no matter what
letter is recieved in that position of the wild card it will be accepted as part of exception string.
Typically to erase these scrolling messages we would use the Negative Exception feature and turn “Off” the display
after we entered in the words with or without wildcards. However this left many unwanted bits and pieces of the
scrolling message visible because the transactions interrupt the scrolling message and then when the transaction is
completed the scrolling message goes back to the exact place in the message where it was interrupted. This is
different than normal transactions for they always start with a the description, quantity and price usually in one line.
In scrolling messages we may not have LF and sometimes no CR. This has the first character of every line usually
different in the scrolling message and even partial words starting at any place within any one of the words of the
scrolling message. Therefore conventional Exceptions even with the wild card does not remove all.
Scroll Matching “On” changes the way the VSI-Pro Max processes exceptions. Scroll matching only works with
advertising messages that are scrolling in the video by typically shifting accross a customer display. Messages that
are displayed in full, then erased in full will have not be erased by scroll matching and conventional Negative Exception processing will have to be used for this message or messages. Therefore if the message is scrolling then the
VSI-Pro Max will erase the entire message if the scrolling continues within the Time Out setting. The default Time
Out is 1 second but is programmable if the display scrolls slower than normal. When the Time Out exceeds the
programmed time the internal memory buffer of the scrolling message is erased and the process is repeated. This
allows for new or different messages to be fully erased by the scroll matching feature.
EXIT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “Set” to return to the previous menu.
5.8
ALARM OUTPUTS
To access alarm output, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “ALARM OUTPUTS” and press “Set”.
The following sub-menu will appear:
ALARM NO.
ALARM TRIGGER
NORMALSTATE
ALARM DURATION
FLAG TYPE
FLAG DURATION
TRIGGERED TEXT
VIDEO LOSS
EXIT
1
EX 1
NO
20
FLASH *
010
OFF
Figure 78: ALARM OUTPUTS Sub-Menu
NOTE: The ALARM OUTPUTS menu controls not only the formatting of the external alarms
but also the formatting of the on-screen flags assigned to individual exceptions.
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ALARM NO.
Choices: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
The VSI-Pro Max allows you up to 16 alarms that may be used with any of the user programmed exceptions.
However there are only 2 hardwired alarm outputs and these correspond to Alarm 1 & 2 only. The other 14 alarms
can be used to send trigger text, serial data out or flash the screen. To select the Alarm Number that you want to
program, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “ALARM NO.” and press “Set”. The cursor will start
flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is
displayed.
ALARM TRIGGER
Choices: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23,24 , 1-12, 13-24, 1-24, RTS
An Alarm Trigger is the source of activity programmed to activate a certain alarm. The alarm trigger tells the VSI-Pro
Max what exception to use to trigger the alarming device or the on-screen flag.
Choices: Exceptions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 (alarms when
data is received that matches what you have set in these exception strings).
Exceptions 1-12: alarms when data is received that matches any data set in Exception 1-12.
Exceptions 13-24: alarms when data is received that matches any data set in Exception 13-24.
Exceptions 1-24: alarms when data is received that matches any data set in Exception.
RTS
External alarm input. The VSI-Pro Max has 1 alarm input, if you are not using the handshaking function. A contact
closure to ground on pin 7 will trigger this alarm. Coupled with the RTS Triggered text, you can now display a 40
character message from an external alarm input.
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RTS APPLICATION NOTE
The RTS alarm input can be connected to the drawer of a cash register or safe to alarm and
send the message "DRAWER OPEN" to the screen if the drawer is open too long.
To select the alarm trigger that you want to program, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “ALARM
TRIGGER” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the
values and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
NORMAL STATE
Choices: NO (Normally open), NC (Normal closed)
There are two choices: NO (normally open) or NC (normal closed). These selections determine whether the alarm
outputs will act as a normally open switch or a normally closed switch.
To select the Normal State that you want to program, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “NORMAL
STATE” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing . Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values
and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
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ALARM DURATION
This is the amount of time in seconds that the alarm will remain activated once it is triggered. The selections for alarm
duration are: PULSE, 6, 12, 20, 30, 60, 120, 180, and 300 seconds. (PULSE sends a 200mS alarm pulse to the alarm
device.)
To select the amount of time in seconds that you want to program the alarm duration, press the “Up” or “Down” button
to move the cursor to “ALARM DURATION” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down”
button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
FLAG TYPE
This feature allows you to insert a visual alarm flag on each exception that you program to aid in the review of the
video tape. This flag can appear as an asterisk “*” , a flashing asterisk, reverse text, or flashing reverse text.
To make your selection, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “FLAG TYPE” and press “Set”. The
cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the
desired value is displayed.
FLAG DURATION
Choices: 6, 12, 30, 60, 120, 180,..., 300
This is the amount of time in seconds that the on-screen FLAG, either the Asterisk or the Reverse mode, will remain
activated once it is triggered.
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NOTE
Flag Duration is independent of the Alarm Duration. Flag Duration is the amount of time
the on-screen flag will remain on after activation, while, Alarm Duration is the amount of
time that the hard-wired Alarm Output remains activated after it is triggered.
To select the amount of time in seconds that you want to program for the flag duration, press the “Up” or “Down”
button to move the cursor to “FLAG DURATION” and press “Set”. The cursor will start flashing. Press the “Up” or
“Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is displayed.
TRIGGERED TEXT
A Triggered Text is a data string that associates with one of the 16 alarms or with external RTS alarm. When the
alarm is triggered by a source, the associated string is sent out and/or displayed, if enabled respectively. Each
Triggered Text can contain up to 40 printable ASCII data. If non-printable data (control code) is included, each
control code occupies 3 printable spaces. Therefore, only 13 control codes maximum can be programmed in one
Triggered Text. To program the TRIGGERED TEXT, go to the ALARM OUTPUTS sub-menu. Select desired ALARM
NO or RTS for external alarm. Then go to the TRIGGERED TEXT sub-menu.
DISPLAY TEXT
OUTPUT TEXT
RTS TRIGGERED DELAY
SET TRIGGERED
EXIT
OFF
OFF
30S
TEXT
Figure 74: TRIGGERED TEXT Sub-Menu
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DISPLAY TEXT
Choices: ON, OFF
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “DISPLAY TEXT” and press “Set”. The cursor will start
flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is
displayed. Selecting “OFF” will not display any exception text on the video output.
OUTPUT TEXT
Choices: ON, OFF
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “OUTPUT TEXT” and press “Set”. The cursor will start
flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is
displayed. Selecting “OFF” will not send any exception text to the serial printer.
RTS TRIGGERED DELAY
Choices: OFF, 1S, 5S, 10S, 20S, 30S, 1M, 5M, 10M
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “RTS TRIGGERED DELAY” and press “Set”. The cursor will
start flashing. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to cycle through the values and press “Set” when the desired value is
displayed. Selecting “OFF” will give no delay and will trigger the alarm immediately upon RTS closure..
This function introduces a time delay for the RTS Trigger Input before initiating an alarm condition. The alarm must
be continuous for the entire time of the delay setting or the time out will be reset. This is useful to connector to cash
drawers or safe doors and wait a programmable amount of time before sounding the alarm. Leaving cash drawers or
safe doors open are indicative of theft or simple forgetfullness and an alarm condition will deter this behavior.
SET TRIGGERED TEXT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “SET TRIGGERED TEXT” and press “Set”. The following submenu will appear:
DISPLAY TEXT
OFF
OUTPUT TEXT
OFF
RTS TRIGGERED DELAY OFF
SET TRIGGERED TEXT
EXIT
Figure 75: Set Triggered Text Main-Menu
You can enter 2 lines with 40 alpha numeric text on each line. You can also enter non-printable data (control code)
instead of triggered text. Each control code occupies 3 charactors, therefore you can enter 13 control codes in a line.
To enter control code, first print up arrow ^ follwed by 2 hex digit. For example, hex code 01 has to be entered like ^
01. Press “Up” and “Down” simultaneously to exit.
VIDEO LOSS
Choices: Manual, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 10s, 20s, 30s, 1M
Video Loss allows the VSI-Pro Max to generate an alarm condition when low or lost video occurs. When set for
manual the alarm follows the state of the video loss, when set for 1s-1M this means the video must be lost continuously
for that period of time before an alarm is triggered. The alarm mode is a timed mode so once the video loss alarm is
triggered the alarm time out must expire and get another video loss to retrigger the alarm.
EXIT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXIT” and press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
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5.9 TEST/DEMO MODE
The TEST/DEMO MODE provides you with several ways to test the VSI-Pro and demonstrate its capabilities as a
cash register interface. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “TEST/DEMO MODE” and press “Set”.
The following sub-menu will appear:
PORT 1 TEST
DATA CAPTURE
REGISTER DEMO
VERSION ID
EXIT
Figure 76: TEST/DEMO MODE Sub-Menu
PORT 1 TEST
Sending and receiving data performance can be analyzed under the PORT 1 TEST sub-menu. Press the “Up” or
“Down” button to move the cursor to “PORT 1 TEST” and press “Set”. The following sub-menu will appear:
RECEIVE [ RX ] TEST
TRANSMIT [ TX ] TEST
RX/TX TEST
BAUD RATE SCAN
EXIT
Figure 77: PORT 1 TEST Sub-Menu
RECEIVE [ RX ] TEST
The purpose of this test is to determine that if VSI-Pro is receiving the data or not. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to
move the cursor to “RECEIVE [ RX ] TEST”. The following display will appear (example only):
RX BAUDRATE :
TX BAUDRATE :
PARITY :
DATA BIT :
HANDSHAKING :
RECEIVING :
BAUDRATE DETECTION..
AUTO
2400
NONE
8
OFF
Figure 78: RECEIVE [ RX ] TEST Display
Receiving data will be appear in three sperate lines, scrolling from right to left. The first line is the actual ASCII data
coming from the register while last two lines are HEX conversion of ASCII data. If you do not receive any data, check
the connections between VSI-Pro and Register or any additional interfacing device.
Press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
NOTE
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In the above or below tests, you can stop the scrolling data by holding down either
“Up” or “Down” button.
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TRANSMIT [ TX ] TEST
The purpose of this test is to determine that if the VSI-Pro is able to transmit data or not. Press the “Up” or “Down”
button to move the cursor to “TRANSMIT [ TX ] TEST” and press “Set”. The following display will appear (example
only):
RX BAUDRATE :
AUTO
TX BAUDRATE :
2400
PARITY :
NONE
DATA BIT :
8
HANDSHAKING :
OFF
TRANSMITTING :
BAUDRATE DETECTION..
Figure 79: TRANSMIT [ TX ] TEST Display
If VSI-Pro transmitting data you will see some predefined ASCII character on the screen. If you don’t see any
characters on the screen, check the connections and try again.
Press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
RX / TX TEST
In the RX/ TX test the VSI-Pro echos whatever it receives. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “RX/
TX TEST” and press “Set”. The following display will appear (example only):
RX BAUDRATE :
TX BAUDRATE :
PARITY :
DATA BIT :
HANDSHAKING :
ECHOING :
BAUDRATE DETECTION..
AUTO
2400
NONE
8
OFF
Figure 80: RX /TX TEST Display
Press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
BAUD RATE SCAN
The Baud Rate Scan test can scan the baud rate of your register. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor
to “BAUD RATE SCAN” and press “Set”. The following display will appear (example only):
RX BAUDRATE :
TX BAUDRATE :
PARITY :
DATA BIT :
HANDSHAKING :
BAUDRATE SCAN :
BAUDRATE DETECTION..
AUTO
2400
NONE
8
OFF
Figure 81: Baudrate Scan Display
Enter a transaction from the register. The VSI-Pro will detect the baud rate and display it in front of RX Baud rate.
Press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
EXIT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXIT” and press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
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DATA CAPTURE
This feature allow user to store the data either internal memory of VSI-Pro Max or some external data storing device.
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “DATA CAPTURE” and press “Set”. The following sub-menu
will appear:
CAPTURE TO PORT 1
CAPTURE TO MEMORY
DUMP MEMORY
EXIT
Figure 82: DATA CAPTURE Sub-Menu
Press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
CAPTURE TO PORT 1
This feature redirect the incoming data to VSI-Pro Max to its output ( Pin 3 of AT type RS-232 female connector )
where that data can be stored to data storing devices (e.g. PC). This feature is useful to store non-RS 232 format
data. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “CAPTURE TO PORT 1 and press “Set”. The following
display will appear (example only):
RX BAUDRATE :
AUTO
TX BAUDRATE :
2400
PARITY :
NONE
DATA BIT :
8
HANDSHAKING :
OFF
BAUDRATE
DETECTION..
Figure 83: CAPTURE TO PORT 1 Display
Press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
CAPTURE TO MEMORY
This feature allow you to store the data in the internal memory of VSI-Pro Max. You can store up to 20 kilobytes of
data in the internal memory of VSI-Pro. Power up the VSI-Pro for 24 hours prior to download of data. This will provide
VSI-Pro’s internal battery a full charge to hold data in its memory. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor
to “CAPTURE TO MEMORY” and press “Set”. The following display will appear (example only):
RX BAUDRATE :
TX BAUDRATE :
PARITY :
DATA BIT :
HANDSHAKING :
BAUDRATE
AUTO
2400
NONE
8
OFF
DETECTION..
Figure 84: CAPTURE TO MEMORY Display
Press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
NOTE
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VSI-Pro can hold up to 120 kilobytes of data to make sure that you only transfer the
data which is in correct format.
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NOTE
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DUMP MEMORY
You can upload any saved information from the VSI-Pro memory to any PC or some specific communication devices
using appropriate upload cable. To upload the information into a PC you must have any communication software
which can transfer the binary data. Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “DUMP MEMORY” and
press “Set”. The VSI-Pro will start uploading the data.
REGISTER DEMO
This demonstration simulates transaction data from a register. This is used to demonstrate the VSI-Pro Max’s
capabilities with just a monitor and camera without having a register hooked up. When the demo mode is active the
VSI-Pro Max thinks the data is actually coming from a real register. You can use this demo data to configure exceptions
and alarms to be fully functional for a complete customer demonstration.
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “REGISTER DEMO” and press “Set”. You will see the following;
Figure 85: Register Demo
Sub-Menu
DEMO
DEMO ON POWER UP
EXIT
OFF
Selecting “DEMO” will give you two options of 19 or 37 characters per line. After selection the demo will start after a
few seconds. To exit this demo, press and release “Reset”. If data is sent to the VSI-Pro Max during this demo mode
with “DEMO ON POWER UP” set to OFF then the demo mode will be disabled and you must go back into the
programming mode and select again as described above.
If you select “DEMO ON POWER UP” as “ON” then pressing the “Reset” or powering up or down will have no effect
on the demo mode and will continuously work until disabled by this menu selection. If you connec the VSI-Pro Max
to a cash register and it sends data to the VSI-Pro during this demo mode then the demo mode will also be disabled
until you press “Reset” or power down and up again.
VERSION ID
When selected, this will display the version of software in use by the VSI-Pro Max shown detail (example below).
VSI-PRO Version 14.00 R1
06/25/2008
EXIT
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “EXIT” and press “Set” to return to the previous menu.
5.10 DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD SETUP
This feature lets you upload or download data between two VSI-Pro Max’s or a VSI-Pro Max and a PC. This feature
is especially helpful on multi-interface installations. You can program one VSI-Pro Max and download the data to
another VSI-Pro Max with the download/upload feature and a data transfer cable. The cable is made up of two male
DB-9 connectors and the pin-out is below. NOTE: This feature is only available to like versions and release. Therefore you can only program a VSI-Pro Max Ver. 14 R2 with a same exact VSI-Pro Max or errorenous data will occur.
Figure 86: Download/Upload Data Cable
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DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD DATA CABLE
PIN 2 ------------- PIN 3
PIN 3 ------------- PIN 2
PIN 5 ------------- PIN 5
PROGRAMMING
DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD SETUP USING VSI-Pro Max TO VSI-Pro Max
To insure that the DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD process is accomplished, you need to access the programming menu for
both VSI-Pro Max, so each VSI-Pro Max needs a video input and a monitor. The optimum way to perform the
DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD process would be to have a system set up with two separate cameras and monitors and the
programmed VSI-Pro Max with the download data cable attached. The VSI-Pro Max programming data is stored
internally in a battery backed 128K SRAM. This would allow you to program one VSI-Pro Max on-site and bring the
programmed VSI-Pro Max back to the shop or office and program additional VSI-Pro Maxs quickly. We realize this
may not always be possible to do and that there may be a need for field programming. The only difficulty with the field
DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD process is accessing the programming menus of both VSI-Pro Max simultaneously.
The use of the diagram in Figure 87 will let you perform the DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD process in the field. For this, you
will need a short BNC to BNC cable approximately a foot long, the data cable, and a monitor that can be used next
to the VSI-Pros.
CAMERA IN
BNC TO BNC CABLE
VIDEO OUT TO MONITOR
Figure 87: DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD SETUP Using VSI-Pro Max to VSI-Pro Max
The PROGRAMMED VSI-Pro Max will upload data to the UNPROGRAMMED VSI-Pro Max. In the configuration in
the Figure 87, you can get the programming menus for both VSI-Pro Max on the screen at the same time. Use the
front panel shortcut to position the text block from the PROGRAMMED VSI-Pro Max on the left side of the screen. To
do this, press and hold down “Up”, then press and release “Reset” and then release “Up”. Now, by using the “Up” and
“Down” buttons you can move the display side to side on the screen. Move the text block as far to the left as you can
and press “Set” to exit. To move the display to the top of the screen, press and hold down “Set” and press and release
“Reset”, then release “Set”. Now by using the “Up” and “Down” buttons you can move the display up and down on the
screen. Move the display to the top of the screen. When you have it in the correct position, press “Set” to exit.
Go to the UNPROGRAMMED VSI-Pro and follow the same instructions to move the display to the right side of the
screen. After you have both displays positioned properly, the next step is to bring up both programming menus.
Let’s bring up the PROGRAMMED VSI-Pro Max first. To do this, simultaneously press and hold “Up” and “Down” and
press and release “Reset”, then release “Up” and “Down”. This will bring up the main-menu and it should be on the
top left of the screen. Now go to the UNPROGRAMMED VSI-Pro Max and do the same thing. You should now have
both programming menus side by side.
NOTE
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Depending on the size of the monitor you are using, these two menus may overlap, but
should not be a problem.
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To proceed with the DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD SETUP, we will configure the UNPROGRAMMED VSI-Pro first. From
the main-menu, press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD SETUP” and press
“Set”. The following sub-menu will appear:
DOWNLOAD SETUP
UPLOAD SETUP
UPDATE FIRMWARE
EXIT
Figure 88: DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD SETUP Sub-Menu
Press the “Up” or “Down” button to move the cursor to “DOWNLOAD SETUP” and press “Set”. The following submenu will appear. Move to the cursor to “DOWNLOAD SETUP” and press “Set” and the display “DOWNLOAD
SETUP...” will appear:
DOWNLOAD SETUP
UPLOAD SETUP
UPDATE FIRMWARE
EXIT
DOWNLOAD SETUP ...
01
Figure 89: DOWNLOAD SETUP Sub-Menu & Display
The UNPROGRAMMED VSI-Pro Max is now waiting to receive data from the PROGRAMMED VSI-Pro Max.
Now go to the main-menu of the PROGRAMMED VSI-Pro Max and follow the previous instructions to get to “UPLOAD SETUP” and press “Set”. The following sub-menu will appear. Move to the cursor to “UPLOAD SETUP” and
press “Set” and the display “UPLOAD SETUP...” will appear:
DOWNLOAD SETUP
UPLOAD SETUP
UPDATE FIRMWARE
EXIT
01
UPLOAD SETUP ...
Figure 90: UPLOAD SETUP Sub-Menu & Display
The data transfer will begin and you will have a screen count down of the status that reads:
Programmed VSI
UPLOADING ...
Unprogrammed VSI
DOWNLOADING ...
The count will end at 100. When this prompt clears the screen, the data transfer is complete. Press “Reset” to exit
this menu on both VSI-Pro Max’s.
Now go to the main-menu of the previously UNPROGRAMMED VSI-Pro Max on the right side of the screen. Enter
the EXCEPTIONS menu. You should see your exceptions and other programmed data just as they were on the
original PROGRAMMED VSI-Pro Max.
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DOWNLOAD/UPLOAD SETUP USING A PC
You can use a Laptop PC and AVE’s IC, HyperTerminal or equivalent communications program to store data from a
VSI-Pro Max to a file. This file can then be uploaded to other VSI-Pro Max units with the same software revision level.
Use 38400,n,8,1 baud for the PC’s baud rate.NOTE: This feature is only available to like versions and release.
Therefore you can only program a Ver. 14.00 R5 with a same exact VSI-Pro Max or errorenous data will occur.
NOTE
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For locations or companies with a large number of interfaces, we strongly advise that
you keep one programmed VSI-Pro Max as a master and a backup to insure your system
integrity. This will also aid in reprogramming any changes and protect against any
catastrophic events.
VSI-Pro Max Remote Program Downloading Ver. 1.0
The VSI-Pro Max has the ability to upload or download all the programming settings and history files via a PC
Windows based application. Customer or specific registers configurations can now be saved in a laptop for ease of
service and programming. You can set the VSI-Pro Max clock in sync with a laptop or manually enter. Simple
keyboard strokes can enter titles, exceptions and trigger strings quickly and easily. This is accomplished by using a
Com port of the laptop or a USB to RS-232 adapter. Auto connection time out and error recovery guarantees the VSIPro Max will function under any condition including cable breakage, power down of laptop or VSI-Pro Max and
accidentally hitting reset on the VSI-Pro Max during connection.
Software Installation
Click Setup.exe for the VSI-Pro Max Program Download V1.0
After installation is complete, run the program. The following window will be loaded.
Figure 91 Program Download Main Menu
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Click the Tab “Remote” and you will see the following Menu.
Figure 92 Remote Menu
Click on “Set Comport”. If the VSI-Pro Max is in the “Baudrate Detection” Mode then you can set any baud rate and
the VSI-Pro Max will self configure. However if the VSI-Pro Max is already set to a baud rate you must select the
exact baud rate and communication configuration in the VSI-Pro Max for connection to occur. If the unit does not
display “Connected” then you have either entered the wrong baud rate or communication settings or a cable problem
or the VSI-Pro M ax not powered.
Once connected then click “Remote” and will display “Accessed” or will go back to “No Access” if the baud rate or
cable connection is not proper and will also go back to “Not Connected” so you can reset the communication settings.
Once you have “Access” then you can do any function on this menu screen. “Upload” data which reads the current
settings of the VSI-Pro into the PC. “Download” which sends the PC settings to the VSI-Pro. “Set Time” can set a new
time or PC sync time to the VSI-Pro. “Load History” reads the History File of Exceptions from the VSI-Pro and saves
as a text file on the PC.
Note: If the cable is disconnected, VSI-Pro reset or powered down, PC program closed, the PC and/or the VSI-Pro
Max has a 30 second timeout and will reset itself for normal operation.
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File Menu
Figure 93 File Menu
“Open” allows you to select a file which contains a previously saved version of all the VSI-Pro Max setups.
“Open History” allows you to view a previously saved History File downloaded from the VSI-Pro Max.
“Save” allows you to save a current set of VSI-Pro Max settings that are configured in the program or previously
uploaded from the VSI-Pro Max.
About Menu
Figure 94 About Main Menu
“Help” gives you all the help topics of the VSI-Pro Max Program Download Ver. 1.0.
“VSI-Pro Max Manual” is an online .pdf of the current VSI-Pro Max manual for easy reference to all the setups and
programming features and applications of the VSI-Pro Max.
“About” shows you the version and release of this software.
Communication Cable Pin Out
The Com cable is RS-232 from the PC or laptop to the VSI-Pro Max as follows. This cable can be no more than 100’
but if additional length is required you will need a set of the AVE RS-232 to RS-422 adapter which will extend the
range to 3000’.
PC / Laptop DB9F VSI-Pro DB9M
2 ------------------------------------ 3
Figure 95: PC Programming Cable Pin Out
3 ------------------------------------ 2
5 ------------------------------------ 5
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VSI-Pro Firmware Download Menu
To update the VSI-Pro Max, load the VSI-Pro Max Firmware Download Utility and follow the instructions below.
Then select “UPDATE FIRMWARE” from the menu selection.
DOWNLOAD SETUP
UPLOAD SETUP
UPDATE FIRMWARE
EXIT
Figure 96: Update Firmware
Sub-Menu
VSI-Pro Max Firmware Download Utility
This document describes the VSI-Pro Max V14 Release 12. This feature allows a user to download firmware update
via the RS-232 port. The LDROM 4K boot strap loader must be burner to the uP via a conventional programmer.
Then the executable program is then loaded via any terminal program such as Hyper Terminal via a PC or compatible device. All firmware files are encoded to the AVE proprietary format and decoded by the bootstrap loader for
standard program execution.
Update Firmware of VSI-Pro Max
You have to connect the VSI-Pro Max with a Serial Program Terminal such as HyperTerminal, IC etc. But advise to
use HyperTerminal.First, you have to set the baud rate HyperTerminal to 19200
See PC Windows below to verify proper HyperTerminal setup.
Figure 97: HyperTerminal Main Menu
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Click File ==> Properties
You will see the configuration frame and then click.
Choose Bits per second to 19200 and press connect.
Figure 99: Port Settings Menu
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Figure 98: Connect To Menu
PROGRAMMING
Second, you go to the menu of the VSI-Pro Max “Download/Upload Setup” then select ==> “Update Firmware”
and then press Set. Now you will see message in Hyper Terminal.
Figure 100: In-System Programming Display
“Do you want to update?
[Y/N]”
Press “Y” to accept update.
You will see message warning again.
“Doing this will erase the program memory
Press “Y” again to accept update.
[Y/N]”
NOTE: Pressing “Yes” again will permanently erase the entire program memory and the VSI-Pro will not function
until firmware is loaded. Make sure you have the proper firmware file ready or the VSI-Pro will be rendered
useless.
Finish erasing the program memory step.
Next, you have to send file to update firmware by click on “Transfer Menu” and select “Send Text File” and wait
until finished programming. Progress dots will be displayed on the terminal program until finished and takes
approximately 2.5 minutes.
NOTE: If for some reason you are disconnected from the VSI-Pro during downloading, power is lost to the VSIPro Max or PC or the firmware update does not finish for any reason you can repeat the procedure above again.
The bootstrap loader never is erased and will always request for a valid firmware update until achieved.
To do this just power up the VSI-Pro Max or press reset while the terminal program is connected and you will see
the prompt messages as above window.
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5.11 HELP
“HELP” on the main-menu provides a quick reference guide of the functions of the “Up” and “Down” and “Set”
buttons.
Key Definitions :
UP/DOWN
SET
UP AND DOWN
UP AND SET
_ _ Change value
_ _ Enter change mode
Save change
Go to position
_ _ Save string input
_ _ Erase character
Figure 101: HELP Sub-Menu
PROBLEM SOLVING GUIDE
APPENDIX A
NO DATA ON-SCREEN and/or REGISTER LED NOT FLASHING
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Press the “Reset” button on the VSI-Pro Max front panel.
Incorrect register selected in the REGISTER SELECT menu.
Data cable is miswired.
Data cable is too long or did not use shielded cable.
May be connected to the wrong port.
Need RS-232 Optical Isolation so enable this feature in the VSI-Pro Max
REGISTER LED FLASHING but NO or Wrong DATA ON-SCREEN
1.
2.
3.
3.
4.
5.
Incorrect register selected in the REGISTER SELECT menu.
Baud Rate wrong, change to Auto Baud rate and do transaction
Interface Type set wrong
Data cable is miswired.
Data cable is too long or did not use shielded cable.
May be connected to the wrong port.
PROBLEMS WITH ECR / TPIF BOARDS
1. Upon regsiter power up verify on-screen ECR power up test.
2.Check that the board is seated properly in the register.
3. Check jumper settings on the board if applicable.
4. For ECR boards make sure the 2 pin data cable is plugged in correctly.
PROBLEMS WITH N2RS, NCR2RS, DTS2RS, B2RS ETC.
1. Check the cable to the register.
2. If VSI-Pro Max was working and stopped, power cycle the system. Turn off the register, unplug the power to the
N2RS, and unplug the power to the VSI-Pro. Now power up the system, plug in the VSI-Pro and the N2RS. Turn
on the register and do a transaction. The data should re-appear.
3. Check the cable between the VSI-Pro Max and the N2RS.
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APPENDIX A
NO NETWORK COMMUNICATION OR LED FLASHING
1.
2.
3.
4.
Verify the RJ11, RJ12 or RJ45 is locked into the connector firmly and the locking tab no broken
Verify the RJ connector is crimped and wired properly, Pins 4 &5 the two in the very center.
Verify the unit is set to either the Master or Slave Mode
Verify all network modules are connected and the last in the loop terminated.
NO DATA TO THE DVR FROM MASTER
1. Verify the TX Protocol is set correctly and matches the DVR type and setting
2. Verify the DVR ComPort is enabled
3. Verify the cable from the VSI-Pro Max to the DVR is correct.
NOTE
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The VSI-Pro Max requires 0.5VP-P to 2V P-P to properly overlay data on the video image
NO VIDEO ON MONITOR
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
VSI-Pro Max transformer not plugged in, or is malfunctioning.
Video In/Out connectors reversed, or BNC connector is not correctly wired.
No video input signal.
Bad video cable or connector.
Camera Iris is closed.
Other video device in system is off or malfunctioning.
CHARACTERS JITTER, JUMP, OR SKEW
1. Darken the gray scale of the characters.
2. The VSI-Pro Max requires the input video signal to be 0.5VP-P to 2V P-P. If the voltage is too high or low, then
the VSI has trouble syncing the text to the video. Use an amplifier such as AVE’s VDA-401 or VECA to get the
proper level.
3. Poor input sync signals - too many AC coupled amplifiers in the video input signal.
4. Noisy or poor quality video source. Replace with better source.
5. Check for double termination.
6. Video level too high; VSI-Pro Max will clip video.
7. The text block is too close to the edge of the screen. Try repositioning the text block. Also, changing the size may
help.
8. Too much light in the video picture may cause character distortion. Reposition the camera or reduce the amount
of light to which the camera view is exposed. If the camera you’re using has an auto iris lens, try adjusting the iris
to average and then reduce or increase the level.
NO COLOR IN THE PICTURE
1. Cable run too long and color signal too low, use AVE ARXD Active Reciever to recovery signal.
2. Cable run too long and color signal too low, use AVE VECA on the camera end to amplify the signal.
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APPENDIX A
PROBLEM SOLVING GUIDE
HUM BARS or NOISE IN THE VIDEO
1. Check video coax connectors for proper grounding
2. Check power ground for proper connection
3. Possible large ground loop fault and must use Video Isolation Transformer
VL VIDEO ERROR LED NOT ON BUT VIDEO LOOKS BAD
1. VL Video Error measures the level of the sync signal not the overall video peak to peak level. Therefore if sync
signal is correct and the video level is noisy or low or high the display might be too light or too dark. In this case
the addition of a video amplifier or adjustment of the camera settings might help.
VL VIDEO ERROR LED ON BUT VIDEO LOOKS GOOD
1. The VL Video Error measures the level of the sync signal not the overall video peak to peak level. Therefore it is
detecting the sync signla is low and amplifying the video signal to its maximum of 2 times. In this case the sync
is sufficient for the monitor or DVR to lock to and show a good image. If the inserted text from the VSI-Pro Max is
stable then the VSI-Pro Max is able to lock to this low signal. If the text jitters or is skewed then a video amplifier
must be placed in line with the VSI-Pro Max to bring the signal up to at least .5V P-P so the AGC circuitry can
adjust to the proper output level.
FUNNY CHARACTERS OR GARBAGE ON SCREEN
1.
2.
3.
4.
Power disconnected for too long and memory is lost.
Lightning strike, power line noise or power surge.
ECR / TPIF boards make sure data cable is plugged in correctly.
Ground and Data wires are reversed. Verify correct DB-9 cable wiring.
HOW TO DO A MASTER RESET ON VSI-Pro Max
1. Press and hold in simultaneously the “Down”, “Up” and “Set” buttons.
2. While holding those three buttons in, press and release the “Reset” button and then release the other three
buttons.
3. This will display the copyright notice.
4. Restores the VSI-Pro Max to all the factory default settings and erases all user programming.
MY CUSTOMER IS CHANGING REGISTERS. WILL THE VSI-Pro Max WORK WITH THE NEW REGISTER?
This is a tricky one. The VSI-Pro Max interfaces to over 400 different registers. The probability the VSI-Pro Max will
work with a new system is relatively high. The chances any additional boards or boxes will work is lower, unless
your customer is staying with the same manufacturer and within the same register series.
Contact AVE’s Product Support Specialists for additional help with this issue.
IF I INSTALL YOUR INTERFACE BOARD INTO A NEW REGISTER, WILL IT VOID MY CUSTOMER’S WARRANTY?
If you are connecting to an external RS-232 port of the register, generally it does not void the warranty. But if you
want to add the interface board inside your new cash register, we will highly recommend you to contact the manufacturer of the cash register for sometimes opening the register does void the warranty.
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HARD ALARM OUTPUT
APPENDIX B
The VSI-Pro provides two open collector transistor alarm outputs to trigger alarming devices. These are Alarm 1 & 2
in the Alarm menu. Upon an Exception, a VSI-Pro can be programmed to trigger a VCR to go to its fastest record
time, have a Quad go full screen, home a switcher, trigger a preprogrammed PTZ, or provide visual or audible
alarms. The VSI-Pro provides two alarm outputs that are rated at 12VDC @ 20mA maximum.
The following are some basic circuit designs to take advantage of the alarm output option of the VSI-Pro.
12 VDC
5 VDC
1K OHM
470 OHM
LED
LED
Alarm 1 or 2
Output
Alarm 1 or 2
Output
Internal
To
VSI-Pro
Internal
To
VSI-Pro
5 VDC
5 VDC
BUZZER
Alarm 1 or 2
Output
RELAY SPDT
1N4001
Alarm 1 or 2
Output
Internal
To
VSI-Pro
Internal
To
VSI-Pro
Figure 102: Hard Alarm Output
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APPENDIX C
DVR TEXT INPUT CONNECTIONS
The AVE MVDR5000 DVR has the ability to input two VSI-Pro Max ASCII Text directly without any networking. The
RS-232 DB9M connector on the rear of the DVR can accept the data from one VSI-Pro Max. The RS-485 RJ12
connector can also accept data from the VSI-Pro Max. The RS-232 port inserts the data on Camera 1 and the RS485 port inserts on Camera 2.
VSI-Pro Max
Cash Register #1
Cash Register #2
CAMERA
VIDEO IN
CAMERA
RS-232
RXD
RS-232
RXD
VIDEO OUT
RS-232
TXD
RG-59U
VIDEO IN
RG-59U
RS-485
TXD
VSI-Pro Max DVR
DB9M
DB9F
3 ------------------------- 2
5 ------------------------- 5
or
8 ------------------------- 2
5 ------------------------- 5
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
MONITOR
RG-59U
Figure 103 : VSI-Pro Max with DVR Text Input Connections
When using the VSI-Pro Max in the register “Tapping Mode” the RS-232 Pin 3 or Pin 8 can be used to output the
text to the DVR. If you are using the VSI-Pro Max for “Slave Mode” networking then you can not use the RJ45 RS485 or RS-232 Pin 8 as an output to the DVR and only RS-232 is available from Pin 3. If you are not using the
VSI-Pro Max in the “Slave Mode” then you can use RS-232 Pin 8 or RJ45 RS-485 output to the DVR. If using the
VSI-Pro Max in the “Master Mode” then only RS-232 Pin 3 can be used to connect to the DVR or use the AVE RS232 to RS-485 converter to connect to the DVR RS-485 input.
When using the VSI-Pro Max in the register “Emulate Mode” only Pin 8 can be used for RS-232 output or the
RJ45 Network connector can be used for RS-485 output to the DVR. The VSI-Pro Max can not be used in either
the “Slave or Master Mode” while providing any ASCII text output to the DVR in either RS-232 or RS-485 format.
Therefore the VSI-Pro Max when used in the “Emulate Mode” can only be used in conjunction with the “Slave
Mode” OR Text output mode using RS-232 Pin 8 or RJ45 RS-485.
MVDR3000 / 5000
VSI-Pro Max
VSI-Pro Max
RJ12 - 6 Pin Modular RJ45 - 8 Pin Modular DB9F
RS-232 to RS-422/485 Adapter
Screw Terminals
1 --- N/C
2 --- GND -------------------------- N/C ----------------------------- N/C ------------------------- GND ------Terminal 5
3 --- V+ ------------------------------ 4 --------------------------------- 4 ------------------------------ A+ ----- Terminal 1
4 --- V- ------------------------------- 5 --------------------------------- 6 ------------------------------ B- ------ Terminal 2
5 --- GND ---- N/C
6 --- N/C
Figure 104: VSI-Pro Max and DVR RS-485 Pin Outs
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UTP CONNECTIONS
APPENDIX D
AGC
The VSI-Pro Max has an AGC (Automatic Gain Control) circuit on the video input. This means that even if the video
signal is as low as 0.5 V P-P the VSI-Pro Max will automatically amplify to the proper level of 1 V P-P and insert the
cash register data into the video flawlessly. Also if for some reason the video signal is as high as 2 V P-P the VSI-Pro
Max will reduce the video signal to 1 V P-P.
With the increasing cost of RG-59U coaxial cable many installers are using the lower cost UTP (Unshielded Twisted
Pair) cable and video adpaters similar to the AVE TwistPlex line of passive and active adapters. When passive
transmitters like the AVE UTP-1500 are used at the camera end and long runs of UTP or CAT5 wire is used, the
video signal is reduced significantly by the time it reaches the VSI-Pro Max. Therefore the built in AGC circuitry of the
VSI-Pro Max allows the use of low cost passive recievers like the AVE UTP-1500 and recovers the video signal.
VSI-Pro Max
UTP-1500
CAMERA
UTP or CAT 5
UTP-1500
Figure 105: VSI-Pro Max UTP Connections
Network RJ45 Connector
The VSI-Pro Max has two RJ45 connectors on the side of the unit mainly for Network communications. However only
two pins of this connector is used for the networking RS-485 signals Pins 4&5. All other pins are wired in parallel so
can pass other LAN signals utilizing the same cable. When using CAT5 or CAT6 cable for 10Mbs or 100Mbs only
Pins 1&2 and 3&6 are used for the Ethernet LAN connections so the VSI-Pro Max networking signals can use Pins
4&5 without any conflict with the LAN connections. Therefore IP cameras or Internet can ride on the same cable.
Furthermore Pins 7&8 can be used to for power or the video signal utilizing the UTP-1500.
VSI-Pro Max RJ45 Pin Outs
T568B
RJ45 In
RJ45 Out
VSI-Pro Max
1 -------------------------- 1 ------------------ N/C
2 -------------------------- 2 ------------------ N/C
3 -------------------------- 3 ------------------ N/C
4 -------------------------- 4 ------------------ A+ VSI-Pro Max Network
5 -------------------------- 5 ------------------ B- VSI-Pro Max Network
6 -------------------------- 6 ------------------ N/C
7 -------------------------- 7 ------------------ N/C
8 -------------------------- 8 ------------------ N/C
Figure 106: VSI-Pro Max RJ45 Pin Outs
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pair 4 Pair 1 Pair 2
Pair 3
Figure 107: RJ45 Connector
CAT 5 Breakout
The AVE CAT5 Breakout makes all these connections simply plug and play. This device has an RJ45 connector for
the CAT5/6 wire connection of all 4 pairs. It also has an additional RJ45 for the addition of Ethernet LAN, another
RJ45 for the VSI-Pro Max Networking or Telco signals and a built in UTP-1500 for passive video transmission on the
same cable.
VSI-Pro Max Network
CAT 5/6 Cable
Ethernet LAN 10/100
Camera
Figure 108: VSI-Pro Max & CAT5 Breakout
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APPENDIX E
P2RS Parallel to Serial Converter
There are a myriad of PC-based systems out there which do not appear on the AVE Cash Register Compatibility List.
Most of the PC-based cash registers that are not included in the AVE Cash Register Compatibility List are able to
interface to the VSI-Pro Max. To find the compatibility of a cash register we need to determine following:
Does the cash register use a stand-alone receipt printer? If it does it can either be a serial or parallel printer. Serial
printers use DB9 , DB25 or RJ45 type connectors. However parallel printers generally use Centronics type connectors, but on the cash register side use DB25. If it is a serial printer then you can use an AVE Triport DB9 or Triport
DB25.
USB ports are also commonly connected to printers. The AVE USB232 adapter will emulate a printer and output
RS-232 data to the VSI-Pro Max. A software driver is supplied with the unit which needs to be installed on the PC
prior to running the POS software.
The VSI-Pro Max can also interface with a parallel printer, if a high speed parallel-to-serial converter is connected
with either the cash register or with the printer. You can also use AVE’s high speed serial-to-parallel converter “P2RS”
for interfacing the VSI-Pro to the parallel port. AVE’s high speed P2RS converter is shown below.
Pole or Customer Displays are similar to printers and are either serial, parallel or USB and all the above also apply.
Figure 109: P2RS Parallel-to-Serial Converter
Front Panel
Figure 110: P2RS Parallel-to-Serial Converter
Front Panel
Figure 112: DB-25 Cable
Figure 113: Centronics
Cable
The Pin-Out for the cable between the P2RS and the VSIPro is as follows.
P-2-RS ( DB-9F )
Serial Input
Power
VSI-Pro ( DB-9M )
Printer Cable
Figure 111: P2RS Parallel-to-Serial Converter
Connection Cables
TXD 3
2 RXD
GND 1
5 GND
Figure 114: Pin-Out for P2RS to VSI-Pro Max
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USB to RS-232 Converter
APPENDIX F
DC Jack
9-12 VDC
JP3
JP2
P1
JP5
JP4
JP1
USB
JP7
JP8
A
B
JP6
RS485
Figure 115: USB to RS-232 Converter PCB
JP1
JP7
P1
JP6
Figure 116: USB232
- USB type B Connector.
- RS485 Connector.
- RS232 Connector (DB9 Male).
- RS485 load resister jumper (120 Ohm).
Configuration Settings
RXD RS232
JP8 2-3
RS485 A(+) B(-)
1-2
RS232 Configuration
Jumper Setting
RXD (JP3)
TXD (JP2)
CTS (JP5)
RTS (JP4)
(2-3)
PIN 2
PIN 2
PIN 7
PIN 7
(1-2)
PIN 3
PIN 3
PIN 8
PIN 8
Jumper Default Setting
JP8
RXD (JP3)
TXD (JP2)
CTS (JP5)
RTS (JP4)
1-2
2-3
1-2
None
1-2
Select RS485
Connect to DB9 PIN 2
Connect to DB9 PIN 3
Not connected
Connect to DB9 PIN 7
Baud Rate
This device can scan terminal baudrate and set device Baud rate as same as terminal.
Compatible Baud rate (Bit per second)
300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200
Power
This device can use power from USB bus or power from DC adaptor 9-12 VDC
See users guide for Software Installation and compatibility
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APPENDIX G
VSIB INSTALLATION
VSIB for Thai, Korean or Chinese Languages
The VSIB is a bit-mapped display device that can display Thai, Korean, or Chinese characters. This device works in
conjunction with the VSI-Pro. A special cable is connected between the VSI-Pro and the VSIB so all on-screen
programming is done via the VSIB but the controls and menus are the same as the VSI-Pro. Therefore after connection, the programming will be identical to this manual. The VSIB must be ordered independently for any of the above
supported languages and the language must be specified.
Figure 117: VSI-Pro Front Panel
Figure 118: VSIB Front Panel
Serial Input
Video Input
Video Output
Figure 120: VSIB Connection Cables
Figure 119: VSIB Rear Panel
Disconnect the standard VSI-Pro and plug
its cable into the female
connector of the Triport.
Power
The pin-out for the VSIB between the VSI-Pro and the VSIB
is as follows:
VSIB ( DB-9M )
Use the BNC
connectors of
the VSIB for
your Video Input
& Output
Figure 121: Cable Connection to VSIB
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VSI-Pro ( DB-9M )
TXD 3
2 RXD
RTS 7
8 CTS
GND 5
5 GND
Figure 122: Pin-Out for VSIB to VSI-Pro
ECR / TPIF INTERFACE CARDS
APPENDIX H
The ECR Interfaces are small PCBs that mount internally to the cash registers. These PCBs convert internal data
from matrix and drum printers or thermal printers to RS-232 data. This RS-232 data is then connected directly to the
VSI-Pro for display. It also can be connected directly to the Regcom to send up to 16 cash register’s data on a central
collection PC or DVR.
The ECR Interfaces have many different connection types depending on the make and model of cash register.
Typically the RS-232 cable comes from the rear of the register to further connect to the VSI- Pro or DVR. The
manufacturer and model number of the cash register must be supplied when ordering this ECR Interface.
Figure 123: TK6000/7000 PCB and Cable
Figure 124: TK2300 and Adapter
Figure 125: TE2200 Thermal
Printer
When using the AVE IF ECR Interface PCBs that are generally installed inside the cash register and an RS-232
connector mounted on the register or the RS-232 cable fitted through the rear of the till. These interfaces output
direct converted and formatted RS-232 of the printer. This data can be connected directly to the AVE line of DVRs
without additional conversion up to 100’. If additional lengths are needed then the AVE RS-232 to RS-422/485
converter can be used to extend this range to 3000’.
The Regcom interface can directly connect to these devices and report up to 16 tills on the Regcom network back to
the PC Program or to the AVE line of DVRs converted using the Hydra.
ANSI DRIVER COMMANDS
SET CURSOR
<ESC>[Y;XH
->
APPENDIX I
Y is vertical, X is horizontal , X and Y set by numeric character (0-9)
Ex. Vertical line = 5 , Parameter Y will be set to “35H”
Horizontal line = 19 , Parameter X will be set to “31H39H”
Result Hex format = 1BH 5BH 35H 3BH 31H 39H 48H
CLEAR DISPLAY
<ESC>[2J
CLEAR CURRENT CURSOR TO END OF LINE
<ESC>[K
REVERSE TEXT
<ESC>[7M
CURSOR DOWN
<ESC>[PnB
FLASH TEXT
<ESC>[5M
CURSOR UP
<ESC>[PnA
NORMAL TEXT
<ESC>[0M
CURSOR LEFT
<ESC>[PnC
CURSOR RIGHT
<ESC>[PnD
** <ESC> = 1BH
** Pn = The distance moved is determined by this parameter. If the parameter value is not set then default value will
be 1
Table:4 ANSI Driver Commands
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APPENDIX J
RS-232 to RS-422/RS-485 Converter
For some installations exceptional long runs are required, then RS-232 can not support for is
normally limited to about 100 ft. In this case one would convert the RS-232 to RS-485 which can
be extended up to about 3000 ft. Then on the other end another converter would convert back to
RS-232. When using the VSI-Pro Max this additional converter is not required for already has built
in RS-485 compatibility. However termination for the POS / Cash Register port is via JP2 internally
to the VSI-Pro Max is required.
Jumper Setting
JP1
JP2
JP4
JP4
JP5
JP5
JP6
JP6
JP7
JP7
OPEN/CLOSE
OPEN/CLOSE
CLOSE 1-2
CLOSE 2-3
CLOSE 1-2
CLOSE 2-3
CLOSE 1-2
CLOSE 2-3
CLOSE 1-2
CLOSE 2-3
RS485 / RS-422 Transmit Termination On/Off 120 Ohm
RS-422 Receive Termination On/Off 120 Ohm
RS-232 TXD to DB9M Pin 3
RS-232 TXD to DB9M Pin 2
RS-232 RXD to DB9M Pin 2
RS-232 RXD to DB9M Pin 3
Enable RS-485
Enable RS-422
Enable RS-485
Enable RS-422
Figure 126: RS-232 to RS-485/422 Converter PCB
Jumper Setting for RS422
Jumper Setting for RS485 (Default )
JP1
CLOSE
JP1
CLOSE
JP2
CLOSE
JP2
OPEN
JP4
JP5
JP6
JP7
CLOSE
CLOSE
CLOSE
CLOSE
JP4
JP5
JP6
JP7
CLOSE
CLOSE
CLOSE
CLOSE
1-2
1-2
2-3
2-3
RS-422 Transmit
Termination On 120 Ohm
RS-422 Receive
Termination On 120 Ohm
RS-232 TXD to DB9M Pin 3
RS-232 RXD to DB9M Pin 2
Enable RS485
Enable RS485
DB9M Pin Out
1 —————————— N/C
2 —————————— RXD/TXD
3 —————————— RXD/TXD
4 —————————— DTR True
5 —————————— GND
6 —————————— N/C
7 —————————— RTS
8 —————————— N/C
9 —————————— 12VDC Input
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
Figure 127: RS-422/485
Connector of the RS-232 to
RS-422/485 Converter.
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RS-485
Termination On 120 Ohm
RS-422 Receive
Termination Off 120 Ohm
RS-232 TXD to DB9M Pin 3
RS-232 RXD to DB9M Pin 2
Enable RS-485
Enable RS-485
Figure 128: RS-232
Connector of the RS-232 to
RS-422/485 Converter.
TCPIP 232 ADAPTER
APPENDIX K
TCPIP 232 ADAPTER
Interfacing the VSI-Pro Max to the cash register TCP/IP network requires the TCPIP 232 Adapter along with the VSIPro Max. The IP address of the cash register is programmed into the TCPIP 232 Adapter via on-screen programming. The cash register LAN cable is plugged into the adapter and the supplied additonal LAN cable is then plugged
into the cash register. Therefore this DOES NOT require an additional network port for the cash register interface or
any host programming of the router or switch. The TCPIP232 Adapter is not AutoSense so make sure the router is
set for MDI so normal straight thru cables are used.
Figure 130: Rear of TCPIP 232 Adapter
Figure 129: Front of TCPIP 232 Adapter
WAVE TRANSFORMER
DC CABLE
CASH REGISTER
TCPIP 232
ADAPTER
VSI-PRO
RG-59U
MONITOR
RG-59U
CAMERA
Figure 131: VSI-Pro Connections with TCPIP 232 Adapter
The pin-out between the TCPIP 232 Adapter and the VSI-Pro is as follows:
TCPIP (DB-9M)
VSI-Pro (DB-9M)
RXD 2
3 TXD
TXD 3
2 RXD
GND 5
5 GND
Figure 132: Pin-Out for TCPIP 232 Adapter to VSI-Pro Max
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APPENDIX L
VSI-Pro Max NETWORKING
The VSI-Pro Max is an evolution in the philosophy of AVE to be fully backward compatible with older products along
with advancing the features and performance of our new products. Not only can the VSI-Pro Max be fully compatible
with all AVE Networking devices like the original Hydra / Regcom, the lower cost Networker and Vnetworker but it can
translate between these protocols to integrate older installations and configurations seemlessly with the latest products. Both communication ports of the VSI-Pro Max are either RS-232 or RS-485 so the need of external converters
is now eliminated.
Network Types
Traditionally the Hydra / Regcom system connected to VSIs, ECR Cards or adapter directly with a buffered product
and allows the register data to be collected on one RS-485 network and delivered to a DVR or PC offering a moderately priced solution
The Hydra / Networker system connected only to VSIs using the VSI internal buffer and allows the register data to be
collected on one RS-485 network and delivered to a DVR or PC offering a low cost solution.
The Hydra / Vnetworker system connected only to VSI-Pro using the VSI-Pro internal buffer and remote programming ability to program and control the VSI-Pro remotely by the DVR or PC along with register data collection and
delivery via the RS-485 network.
VSI-Pro Max Network Capability
The VSI-Pro Max can interface to all of the above network types and then output this network data in the Master or
Hydra mode in any format selectable by the user. Therefore existing systems can simply add a VSI-Pro Max to them
and configure for whatever they choose. The following is some examples;
1) Systems using VSIs with Regcoms and a Hydra Master can simply add the VSI-Pro Max as a slave register
interface expanding the existing system.
2) Systems using the VSIs with Regcoms can replace the Hydra Master with a VSI-Pro Max which will do the Hydra
function and add another register to the system. Then with the VSI-Pro Max as the Master the protocol can be
translated from Regcom to Vnet allowing connection to the AVE MVDR5000 and have remote programming capability from the DVR front panel for the VSI-Pro Max. The older VSIs and Regcoms on the network will remain to collect
data but will not be able to be remotely programmed by the DVR.
3) If a user is using an older version of PC software for data collection for Regcoms or Vnetworkers, the same
software can be used to collect data from another network type by the translation capability of the VSI-Pro Max.
However the latest release of PC Programming software for the VSI-Pro Max includes all versions in one and
superseds all previous multiple versions.
4) Systems using Networkers can add Vnetworkers seemlessly to these networks or VSI-Pro Max. The programming capability of Vnetworkers and VSI-Pro Max are macro sets of the Networker so would seemlessly together.
However you could use a VSI-Pro Max as the Hydra Master and translate the Vnetworker protocol to the Regcom
protocol and deliver the data to a DVR that only supports the VSI-ADD protocol. Then if the DVR software is updated
to support the Vnetworker protocol, simply select the output protocol of the VSI-Pro Max accordingly and take advantage of remote programming capability of the DVR.
Summary
The VSI-Pro Max is now the solution to almost every new application or configuration of any AVE POS/Cash Register
Interface solution. Compatibility with existing cables for both the register and the network make the VSI-Pro Max
Plug and Play as a standalone or an addition to any existing AVE interface installation.
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MASTER / HYDRA
APPENDIX M
MASTER COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL
OPERATION
The VSI-Pro Max or Hydra/Regcom/Vnetworker/Networker use a bi-directional, 2-wire RS-485 databus to
communicate. A VSI-Pro Max can be a Slave or a Master. A Regcom, Vnetworker or Networker are used to convert
the VSI-Pro, ECR Cards or Adapters to be slaves. The Hydra is a “Master” device and only one unit required for up
to 16 Slaves. Only one master device can exist on a single network. When the VSI-Pro Max is used to connect to a
register that uses the emulate mode then it can not be a Master. However the VSI-Pro Max can connect to a normal
register in tap mode and still be configurable as a master or slave.
The master device controls the flow of data by polling each of the slaves in turn. When polled, a slave device will
either respond with a ‘‘No Data’’ code to say it has no data to send, or it will begin sending data from its buffer.
The Hydra or VSI-Pro Max can support many manufactures of DVR for direct storage of the transaction data on the
DVR as a file rather than just inserting in the video image for recording. It also supports the VSI-ADD (VSI Addressable)
format which allows multiple VSI-Pros or VSI-Pro Max to be mounted in a convenient rack and connected to a
Master for display of cash register data remotely. See Figure below.
T568B
HYDRA COMPATABILITY LIST
DVR
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
<
<
<
<
<
<
<
Norbain Columbus
GE StoreSafe
Kalatel StoreSafe
NOVAR VP
Dallmeier
Appro
Pinetron
Pair 4 Pair 1 Pair 2
Pair 3
Figure 133 : RJ45 Network Connector Pin Out
The Network Port of a VSI-Pro Max, Regcom or Hydra use an RJ45 connector. Each unit has two RJ45s and the
Networking signals Pins 4&5 are in parallel. However in the VSI-Pro Max all pins are wired in parallel but the
Regcom or Hydra are not. The useage of an RJ45 connector allows the installer to use either RJ11, RJ12 or RJ45
connectors since all support the center two pins of the connector which are the only pins used.
Figure 134: DS-20-OF VSI-Pro Max PCB Rack using VSI-ADD protocol
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APPENDIX M
MASTER / HYDRA
VSI-Pro Max Networking
The VSI-Pro Max as a slave allows the connection of multiple cash register terminals to a master unit for the
purpose of transaction logging.
VSI-Pro Max
RS-232
RS-232 or
RS-422 RXD only
AVE
DVR
ASCII Data for
Text Search
and Exceptions
Cash Register
RS-485 Network
Regcom
VSI-Pro Max
Regcom
VSI-Pro Max
VSI-Pro Max
VSI-Pro
RS-232
only
RS-232 or
RS-422 RXD only
RS-232 or
RS-422 RXD only
RS-232 or
RS-422 RXD only
RS-232
Cash Register
Cash Register
Cash Register
Cash Register
Cash Register
Figure 135: VSI-Pro Max Networking Connection Diagram
NETWORK TERMINATION
The device at end of the network must be “TERMINATED”. For the Hydra an 8 DIP Switch on the rear of the unit is
used to set the termination. When the switch is set to “ON”, the device is terminated. When the switch is set to
“OFF”, it will be un-terminated. For the VSI-Pro Max an internal jumper JP15 must be set to terminate.
DB-9 Pin-Out
DB-9 Pin-Out
RJ-45 Pin-Out
Pin 1
Alarm 1
Pin 1
Pin 1
Pin 2
To Register
Pin 2
RX ( RS-232 )
Pin 2
Pin 3
TXD (Master)
Pin 3
TX ( RS-232 )
Pin 3
Pin 4
DTR
Pin 4
Pin 5
Ground
Pin 5
Pin 6
DSR
Pin 6
Pin 6
Pin 7
RTS
Pin 7
Pin 7
Pin 8
CTS
Pin 8
Pin 8
Pin 9
Alarm 2
Pin 9
Ground
Table 5 : VSI-Pro Max Master Output Table 6: Hydra DB-9 Pin-Out
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Pin 4
RS-485 ( + )
Pin 5
RS-485 ( - )
Table 7: RJ-45 Pin-Out
HYDRA and REGCOM
APPENDIX M
RS-485 NETWORK DATA CABLE WIRING
RS-232 Parameters
(120 Ohm impedance, twisted pair)
RJ-45
RJ-45
Pin 4
Pin 4
Pin 5
Pin 5
Baud rate
9600 or 57.6K
Data bits
8
Parity
None
Stop bits
1
Table 8: RS-485 Network Data Cable Wiring
Table 9: Hydra RS-232 Parameters
Network Parameters
LED STATUS INDICATION
Status light A illuminates whenever data is sent from the
Regcom to the master unit. This is the same as Network
LED on the VSI-Pro Max.
Status light B illuminates to indicate the Regcom is
correcly connectly connected via the RS-485 network to
the master unit. This is the same as the Register LED on
the VSI-Pro Max
Standard
RS-485
Max line length
4000 ft
Cable type
120 Ohm twised pair
Table 10: Network Parameters
Figure 136: VSI-Pro Max Front Panel Figure 137: Hydra / Regcom
Front Panel
Dipswitch Settings
Figure 138: Hydra / Regcom
Rear Panel
The following are the rear dipswitch settings for both the Regcom and Hydra. SW1-5 select the address for the
Regcom and the communication parameters for the Hydra. SW6 has no function. SW7 has no function for the
Hydra but selects Baud rate for the Regcom On- 57.6K, Off 9600 baud. SW8 terminates either device with 120
ohms and should be on for the Hydra and on for the last Regcom in the network.
Regcom
Addres s
SW1
--Off
1
On
2
Off
3
On
4
Off
5
On
6
Off
7
On
8
Off
9
On
10
Off
11
On
12
Off
13
On
14
Off
15
On
16
Off
SW2
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
On
On
Off
Off
On
On
Off
SW3
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On
On
On
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On
On
On
Off
SW4
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
On
Off
SW5
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
On
SW6
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
(Note) Term
On/Off
SW7 SW8
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Input
Hydra Functions
Output
Regcom
VSI-ADD 9600 baud
Vnetworker
Vnetworker
Vnetworker
MVDR3000/5000
Regcom
Dallmeier Addr 1-8
Vnetworker
Dallmeier Addr 1-8
Regcom
VSI-ADD 57.6K baud
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
Table 11: Hydra / Regcom
TBD
Dipswitch Settings
TBD
TBD
APPENDIX M
MASTER PROTOCOL
AVE POS Networking Protocol
(VSI-ADD Protocol)
The AVE VSI-Pro Max, IF ECR Interface Cards and other POS Adapters export the POS data in
formatted ASCII text via RS-232 directly. This data can be read by any DVR Com Port for recording
as a separate data file appended to the Audio/Video file.
For multiple POS on one DVR you could use multiple RS-232 ports but this is cumbersome and
the length of runs is limited.
The VSI-Pro Max in the Slave mode or the “Regcom” device connects directly to any of the AVE
POS interfaces listed above or any RS-232 source. This buffered device takes the POS data and
converts it to an RS-485 network.
The “Networker” connects only to the older VSI-Pro and supports the same RS-485 network. This
network is terminated by a “Hydra” or a VSI-Pro Max in the Master mode which decodes the RS485 network and sends all the data to one RS-232 Com Port on the DVR.
The data from the Master device to the DVR Com Port has the following data format:
<ESC> ADDR {TEXT TO BE DISPLAYED}
Where ESC is 1BH; ADDR is one byte binary code. The valid address is 1 through 16.
The DVR will then read this protocol and decode the proper POS interface data to be associated
with the respective camera.
Network Protocol
For advanced interfacing a DVR may directly control the RS-485 Regcom Network by implementing
the full poll/select protocol. For more information on this contact the AVE factory.
The latest in the development of RS-485 networking is called the Vnetworker Protocol. This is an
enhanced poll/select protocol that allows the remote master to program and control the remove
VSI-Pro Max or VSI-Pro with Vnetworker device. Not only will this allow transaction logging but
allow reading Alarm inputs, setting/reading/locking to T/D and full programming and register
configuration remotely. Implementation of this protocol brings seemless POS /Cash Register /
ATM interfacing to the AVE or 3rd party DVR suppliers. For more information on this contact the
AVE factory.
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RS-485 VNETWORKER
APPENDIX M
VSI-Pro Max
RS-232
RS-232 or
RS-422 RXD
only
Cash Register
AVE
DVR
ASCII Data for
Text Search
and Exceptions
RS-485 Network
Vnetworker
Networker
RS-232
VSI-Pro Max
RS-232
VSI-Pro
RS-232
VSI-Pro
RS-232 or
RS-485 Full Duplex
RS-232 or
RS-422 RXD only
Cash Register
Cash Register
Cash Register
Figure 139: VSI-Pro Max Vnetworker Connection
ASCII Data for Text
Search and Exceptions
Hydra
AVE
DVR
RS-232
RS-485 Network
Vnetworker
Networker
RS-232
VSI-Pro Max
RS-232
VSI-Pro
VSI-Pro
RS-232
Cash Register
RS-232 or
RS-422 RXD only
RS-232 or
RS-485 Full Duplex
Cash Register
Figure 140 : Hydra Vnetworker Connection
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Cash Register
APPENDIX M
RS-485 VNETWORKER
Introduction
The Vnetworker Software can communicate directly with a VSI-Pro Max or a VSI-Pro with Vnetworker
or a VSI-Pro with Networker and connects to the Cash Register. The VSI-Pro Max or Vnetworker
or Networker take the RS-232 or RS-485 data from a cash register and puts it on a common RS485 network and sends it back to a PC. This network supports up to 64 cash registers. The
Vnetworker software is able to program the VSI-Pro Max or VSI-Pro with Vnetworker remotely
along with gathering the transaction or exception data. The VSI-Pro with Networker can only send
back the transaction data. The VSI-Pro must be Ver. 13.00 or 13.24 and Release 12 or higher.
Any VSI-Pro Ver. 13.00 or 13.24 can be upgraded with a uP software change for the hardware of
the VSI-Pro remains the same.
RS-232 to
RS-485
Converter
RS-232
Laptop
Figure 141: Laptop Connection
to RS-485 Network
RS-485 Network
Vnetworker
Networker
RS-232
VSI-Pro Max
RS-232
VSI-Pro
VSI-Pro
RS-232
Cash Register
RS-232 or
RS-422 RXD only
RS-232 or
RS-485 Full Duplex
Cash Register
Figure 142 : Vnetworker Main Menu
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Cash Register
RS-485 VNETWORKER
APPENDIX M
View Status
Pull Down the Window to select ComPort and select 32 Address when using less than 32 registers
and select 64 if using more than 32 registers.
The Green Led is indicated when a Networker is Detected.
The Red Led is indicated no Networker at that Address.
Figure 143: Status Display
Windows
Windows Tile Horizontally
Windows Tile Vertically
Windows Cascade
Figure 144: Window Tile Options
Files:
C:\Logfiles directory contains all the files with the name extension Address1.txt, Address2.txt, etc
corresponding to the address of the Networker. These files are updated continuously. If you copy
and then delete the file, a new log file will be created with the same number as new data is
recieved. Viewing the files is updated every 2 seconds.
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APPENDIX M
RS-485 VNETWORKER
Remote Keyboard
This function allows the user to select the appropriate VSI-Pro Max on the network with the Select Address setting.
Once this is done you then click “Programming”. The Vnetworker will then signal the VSI-Pro to exit the register
interface mode and go to the programming mode. Note: While in this mode all data from the cash register will not be
stored or displayed in the VSI-Pro and will be lost.
After a brief pause, communication is established with the VSI-Pro and the following menu will be displayed. This is
the same as the on-screen menu and using the “Up”, “Down”, “Enter” buttons you can navigate the VSI-Pro menu
just like at the local pushbuttons.
Figure 145 : Remote Keyboard
Control Button
• Programming
• Up
• Down
• Enter
• Erase Character
• Save String Input
• Reset
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Address Select :
You should select the address for
Programming, then press the
Programming Button
RS-485 VNETWORKER
APPENDIX M
The new menu items are “Set Time / Date” and “Remote Keyboard”.
The “Set Time / Date” functions allows you to set this value from the PC Time/Date or manually enter yourself.
Select ID sets the address value of the appropriate VSI-Pro on the network you wish to up date.
Figure 146 : Time / Date Set up Menu
APPENDIX N
AL-16 Alarm Output Adapter
Trigger Text not only sends out printable data for the user to be notified visually or markers for the DVR Text Search
function but also can send out special Control Characters or Escape Sequences. The AVE AL-16 accepts commands to trigger independent Form C Relay contacts via RS-232 communication. Therefore the proper command
sequences can be programmed into the Trigger Text and sent to this device upon alarm or exception. This will
expand the number of hard alarm outputs of the VSI-Pro or VSI-Pro Max to the maximum of 16. This allows simple
wire connection to presets of PTZ, gate openers, lights, IR illuminators and any other external device that needs to
be controlled by the powerful exception and alarm processor of the VSI-Pro Max.
Figure : AL-16 RS-232 & Power Connector
NOTES
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Figure
: AL-16 Relay Output Connectors
APPENDIX O
POS & CCTV APPLICATIONS
PTZ Control
Trigger Text not only sends out printable data for the user to be notified visually or markers for the DVR Text Search
function but also can send out special Control Characters or Escape Sequences. PTZ commands for homing to
preset positions are very common. When using a PTZ dome to monitor more than one POS / Cash Register the VSIPro Max can be programmed to send out a homing preset string via RS-485 to the PTZ controller upon an exception.
Therefore the dome will then home to that particular register and view the exception in progress. Multiple VSI-Pro
Max can be paralleled on the RS-485 since in the recieve mode until the exception occurs.
In gasoline or petrol stations the same function is very useful. One PTZ can cover several pumps. When a customer
slides his credit card or activates the pump the VSI-Pro Max can send out the homing preset string for the PTZ and
capture images of the user and vehicle for every transaction. This will allow close up images of each transaction from
one camera rather than many fixed cameras.
Cash Drawers, Safes and Security Doors
The RTS Alarm Input can be programmed to be a generic Hard Alarm input. This can be connected to a Cash Drawer
and alarmed when the drawer is open. With the RTS Alarm Delay feature a time can be programmed to wait for this
alarm to be true longer than that time and then trigger the alarm. This is very powerful to detect when cash drawers
or safes are open for an excessive amount of time which is indicative of theft practices.
The RTS Alarm input can also be connected to entry and exit doors and generate alarm conditions when the door
open too long. This in conjunction with the Trigger Text can send specific text data to the DVR upon this condition so
later the DVR database can be searched for such events. Therefore hard alarms in conjunction with user programmed data strings provide powerful search criteria for exceptional events.
Access Control Panels
The VSI-Pro Max can be connected to read the data coming directly from an access control panel or to the server.
The VSI-Pro Max has RS-485 or RS-422 compatibility along with RS-232 in passive mode which can be connected
in parallel with most access panels with no effect on transmission to the server. The VSI-Pro Max can then programmed for a specific user ID and generate alarm or exception conditions and alerts when they enter. It also can
deliver an e-journal of all entries directly to the database of the AVE DVRs and then later search directly to a user
name or specific Time & Date.
VMD and Cash Registers
In a normal check out lane if motion is detected in the customer area but no motion in the clerk area this is a potential
problem. If this exists and the cash drawer is opened or a transaction is detected by the VSI-Pro Max then this is
indicative of a theft. Many VMDs like the DigiSpec DS1-PL has logic on the alarm input to the VMD so it can be
connected in series with the VSI-Pro Max alarm output functions detecting cash drawer open or transactions being
entered. Therefore a single camera with this type of VMD can detect motion in several areas independently with one
camera view and combined with the VSI-Pro Max to detect these types of situations.
NOTES
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LIMITED WARRANTY
APPENDIX P
LIMITED WARRANTY
(Terms and Conditions)
For 2 Years from the date of shipment, Seller warrants to Buyer that the Product is free from defects in material or
workmanship under normal use and service. Equipment manufactured by other than Seller but furnished by Seller
carries the same warranty to Buyer as Seller receives from the other manufacturer, notwithstanding any provision to
the contrary. If Buyer has specified a particular manufacturer’s product which is not the brand standardly supplied by
Seller, Buyer shall look only to the other manufacturer’s warranty and Seller shall not warrant such item.
EXCLUSIONS. Seller’s warranty does not cover the following :
1. In-transit damage claims, improper handling by carrier or post office.
(Only the consignee of the shipment can file a claim with the common carrier.)
2. Damages caused by incorrect use, modification, carelessness, improper storage, hostile operating conditions,
or unauthorized service, installation or repairs without proper training from the Seller.
3. Damages caused by fire, flood, lightning, collision, acts of God or other events beyond the control of Seller.
4. Products or parts thereof that have had serial numbers removed, altered or defaced.
5. Products returned without an RMA number and sales or delivery receipt showing the date of original purchase.
6. Use of components that do not meet Seller’s specifications.
7. External parts such as cabinets or keypads.
8. Periodic maintenance and adjustments resulting from normal use.
WARRANTIES EXCLUDED, SELLER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS AND EXCLUDES ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH
EXCEEDS OR IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE WARRANTY HEREIN EXPRESSLY SET FORTH.
NON-WARRANTY CLAIMS
In the event Buyer makes a warranty claim and Seller’s warranty does not apply, Buyer shall reimburse Seller for all
reasonable expenses incurred by Seller in diagnosing the installation/repair problem.
BUYER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES
If the Product supplied shall fail to conform to the contract or any applicable warranty, Buyer shall immediately notify
Seller of such condition and afford Seller a reasonable opportunity to inspect said Product. Seller shall, at its option,
either repair or replace such nonconforming Product. Seller shall not be responsible for labor charges for removal or
installation of such equipment or material or charges for transportation, handling and shipping except as provided in
Seller’s written service policy. No Product shall be returned without Seller’s prior written consent.
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APPENDIX P
LIMITED WARRANTY
SELLER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES OF A COMMERCIAL NATURE ARISING OUT THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE
SELLER’S PRODUCT BY REASON OF THE FACT THAT SUCH PRODUCT DOES NOT CONFORM
TO THE CONTRACT OR TO ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY. SELLER’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE COST OF REPAIR AND/OR REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT CLAIMED TO BE DEFECTIVE OR NONCONFORMING, SUBJECT TO SELLER’S RIGHT OF
REMOVAL AND RETURN OF PRODUCT.
All of the foregoing constitute Buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy and Seller’s sole and exclusive liability for supplying nonconforming or defective Product.
RETURNS
AVE products are fully inspected and carefully packed to ensure you are delivered a quality product in good condition. If you are not fully satisfied with our product, returns of standard stocking items with no restocking fee can be
made within thirty (30) days of invoice to Buyer. All such returns must have prior consent of Seller by obtaining an
RMA number and must include the sales or delivery receipt showing the date of original purchase and be in an
unused condition contained in its original packaging. Any other returns must have prior written consent of Seller and
are subject to a restocking fee of fifteen percent (15%) and freight charges.
RMA NUMBER
The RMA (Return Material Authorization) number must be obtained by contacting Seller prior to the shipment of the
product for return. The RMA number is valid only for 15 days from the date of issue. The RMA number must be clearly
displayed on all shipping labels.
MASTER RESET
APPENDIX Q
WARNING!
DOING A MASTER RESET CLEARS ALL PROGRAMMING AND
THE VSI-Pro Max DEFAULTS TO THE FACTORY SETTINGS.
If you have difficulty entering the main-menu or you changed uP or updated the Firmware in your VSI-Pro Max, do
the following procedure exactly: Lightly press and hold in the 3 buttons to the left (“Up”, “Down” & “Set”). While
holding down these buttons, press and release the “Reset” button. Then release the other buttons. Wait a few
seconds and the copyright notice will appear on-screen along with the version of software installed in your VSI-Pro
Max.
Upon powering up the VSI-Pro Max for the first time, if the battery is depleted the master reset should be done.
However in some cases the Time/Date display may not have the correct or legible characters. If this occurs, go to the
Clock programming section of the menu and reset the clock and program the correct time. The Time/Date display will
then function properly and any subsequent master resets will not affect the time.
The internal rechargeable NiMH battery needs a full 24 Hr charge if fully discharged to be fully charged.
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ASIA
AVE Thailand Co., Ltd.
147 Soi On-Nut 44
Sukhumvit 77 Rd., Suan Luang
Bangkok, 10250 Thailand
Tel: 662-331-9364, 331-9285
Fax: 662-331-9365
Email: [email protected]
www.avethailand.com (English)
www.ave.co.th (Thai)
NORTH AMERICA
American Video Equipment (AVE)
2000 West Governors Circle, Suite E
Houston, Texas 77092
Tel: 281-443-2300
Fax: 281- 443-8915
Email: [email protected]
www.americanvideoequipment.com
WESTERN EUROPE
AVE Multiview
Unit 1C, The Potteries,
Woodgreen Road, Waltham Abbey
Essex, EN9 3SA, UK
Tel: 440-870-770-9323
Fax: 440-870-770-9363
Email: [email protected]
www.multiview.net
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