Annotator

Signal Processors
Annotator
Annotation Graphics
Processor
➤ Real time annotation over high
resolution PC and video graphics
➤ Configurable Preview and Program
outputs
➤ Intuitive graphical user interface
➤ Hardware-based graphics and video
processing
Real Time Annotation with
a User Friendly Interface
➤ RGB, HDTV, and video scaling
➤ 81 selectable output rates up to
1920x1200
➤ Compatible with popular touchscreen
displays
➤ Integrated seven-input presentation
switcher accepts:
– RGB computer-video
– DVI
– HDTV component video
– S-video & composite video
– Optional SDI/HD-SDI
➤ Four simultaneous scaled outputs
including Extron MTP Twisted Pair
output
➤ Optional DVI, HD-SDI, or scanconverted output boards
A n n o tAt i o n Pr o c e s s o r
introduction
The Extron Annotator is a high performance, hardware-
objects on-screen. Additionally, a presenter can isolate a
based annotation processor for video and computer-video
specific area of the presentation by creating a “spotlight”
sources. It allows the presenter to draw, point, or add text to
with the image darkened around it. Various customization
electronic presentation materials using a touchscreen and/or
tools are available, including sizing and coloring for text and
a keyboard and mouse. The Annotator supports all common
graphics. Additional annotation options include the capability
analog and digital video and data formats, from composite
to zoom and pan within the image, freeze a live image, and
video to high resolution DVI, RGBHV and
optional
SDI/HD-SDI.
Input
video is scaled and made
WIND DIRECTION
save an image with annotation to a file.
Compatible with Popular Touchscreen Displays
available in a variety
Annotating over motion video or still images is easy using
of output formats,
common touchscreen monitors, as well as any standard
including
analog
keyboard and/or mouse. Two USB ports are provided and
RGBHV and Extron
multiple touchscreens can be used simultaneously with the
MTP Twisted Pair,
Annotator via USB hubs.
as well as optional DVI,
HD-SDI, or scan-converted
High Performance Video Processing
video. The Annotator is ideal
The Annotator employs hardware-based graphics and video
for applications that require the overlay
processing that delivers the performance and operational
of graphics and text within A/V presentations, including
reliability demanded in mission-critical applications. It
schools, law enforcement, medicine, telepresence, and live
features a high performance 30-bit scaling engine with
events.
the ability to scale standard definition video, high definition
video, and computer-video signals up or down in resolution.
Create Real Time Annotations with a User Friendly
It outputs RGB or component video at 81 selectable output
Interface
rates from 640x480 to 1920x1200 resolution, as well as
An intuitive graphical user interface enables real-time
HDTV up to 1080p/60.
annotations with ease. The user friendly on-screen display
provides quick access to essential annotation tools for drawing
Seven Input Presentation Switcher
freehand or lines, adding rectangular or elliptical shapes,
To accommodate a variety of sources, the Annotator features
typing in text, and highlighting any area of the presentation.
a seven input switcher that accepts composite video or
An enlarged arrow cursor is also available for pointing to
S-video, component video, HDTV, high resolution computervideo, DVI, and optional SDI/HD-SDI. For increased system
flexibility, the Annotator offers up to four simultaneous
outputs, including two RGBHV or component video outputs,
Extron MTP Twisted Pair output, and an optional output that
can be ordered as DVI, HD-SDI, or scan-converted standard
definition video.
Configurable Preview and Program Outputs
One of the outputs from the Annotator can be a dedicated
output for the presenter or system operator, with the
remaining serving as outputs for the audience. The Preview
output can be configured so that only the presenter or system
operator can view the annotation GUI. The system operator
Intuitive on-screen display
can also use the Preview output to review annotations
before sending them live through the Program outputs.
A n n o tat i o n Pr o c e s s o r
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Overview
Integrated seven-input
switcher
The Annotator accepts up to seven
input sources, including composite
video or S-video, component video,
HDTV, high resolution computervideo, DVI, and optional SDI/HD-SDI.
Glitch-free switching
Image freeze and capture
User-friendly interface
A touch of a button engages a selectable
cut or fade to black transition between
RGB and video sources.
A live image can be frozen to facilitate
annotations. Images with annotations
can also be captured and stored on
the Annotator or archived on a PC.
An intuitive LCD interface, direct access
buttons, and precise rotary controls
simplify system set-up and operation.
Annotator Front
Back-lit input selection buttons
Input selection buttons are easily identifiable
using back-lit buttons with clear overlay labels,
enabling simple front panel operation.
Configurable high resolution
inputs
The Annotator features three
high resolution inputs that can
be configured as RGB or HDTV
component video.
Optional SDI/HD-SDI input
This optional input facilitates
integration of SDI and HD-SDI
sources into analog A/V systems.
Picture adjustments
Adjustments for brightness, contrast, color,
tint, and detail, as well as position, size, and
zoom, can be directly accessed through the
front panel.
Optional DVI, HD-SDI, or scanconverted output
Supports popular touchpanel
displays
A fourth output is available that can
be configured with optional output
boards for scan-converted video,
DVI, or HD-SDI.
The Annotator can also be used with
a standard keyboard and mouse.
IP Link Ethernet control enables full
operation and configuration from any
authorized Web client.
Annotator Back
High resolution input
compatibility
Four simultaneous scaled
outputs
The high resolution inputs accept
computer-video resolutions up
to 1920x1200 as well as video
sources including HDTV 720p,
1080i, and 1080p.
Up to four simultaneous, scaled
outputs are available at 81
selectable output rates up to
1920x1200. The output can
be selected as RGB or HDTV
component video.
Configurable Program outputs
Twisted pair output
RS-232 serial control
The outputs can be configured so
that the audience views annotated
video or graphics through the
Program outputs, while a Preview
output provides the annotation GUI
for a presenter or system operator.
An Extron MTP Twisted Pair output
allows for long distance signal
transmission to a remote display
over compact, economical CAT
5-type cable. An MTP Series receiver
is required.
The Annotator can be controlled and
configured via the Extron Windows
control program, or integrated into
third-party control systems.
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Features
Integrated Seven-Input
Presentation Switcher Supports
Multiple Video Formats,
Simplifying System Design
The Annotator allows for switching between
DVI, RGBHV, component video, and S-video
or composite video sources. An input for SDI/
HD-SDI is available as an option.
Create Real Time Annotations Over
High Resolution PC and Video Graphics
Extron MTP Twisted Pair Output
The Annotator provides built-in transmission of
RGB or component video signals over twisted
pair cables for long distance transmission to a
remote display. A compatible Extron MTP Series
Twisted Pair Receiver is required.
The Annotator allows a presenter to draw, point,
or add text in real time over live video and
computer-video presentations.
Hardware-Based Graphics and Video
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high resolution computer-video signals.
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Image Freeze Control
A live image can be frozen using the annotation
GUI, the freeze button on the front panel, or
through RS-232 serial control and IP Link
Ethernet control.
Image Capture
An image can be captured as a snapshot of
the live video output, including annotations,
and stored as a BMP file on the Annotator or
downloaded to a PC for archiving.
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Features
Auto-Image™
A press of a button on the annotation GUI or
the front panel automatically adjusts the sizing,
centering, and filtering to optimize the output
image. This can save time and effort in fine
tuning displayed images.
Auto Input Memory
When activated, the Annotator automatically
stores size, position, and picture settings based
on the incoming signal. When the same signal
is detected again, these image settings are
automatically recalled from memory.
Glitch-Free Switching
Switching is glitch-free between RGB and video
inputs with selectable cut or fade to black
transitions. Presentations can be enhanced by
IP Link® Ethernet Monitoring and
Control
eliminating distracting visual jumps, glitches,
and distortion commonly seen when switching
between computer and video sources.
An IP integration technology developed by Extron,
IP Link enables the Annotator to be controlled
and proactively monitored over a LAN, WAN, or
the Internet.
PIP - Picture-in-Picture Mode
Allows a video source to be displayed within an
RGB image, or vice versa, with dynamic, fully
adjustable window positioning for the PIP window.
PIP mode is available through RS-232 serial
control or IP Link Ethernet control.
RS-232 Serial Control Port
Using serial commands, the Annotator can
be controlled and configured via the Extron
Windows®-based control program, or integrated
into third-party control systems. Extron products
use the SIS™ - Simple Instruction Set command
protocol, a set of basic ASCII code commands
that allow for quick and easy programming.
Picture Controls
Image adjustments are available including
brightness, contrast, color, tint, detail, and
horizontal and vertical positioning, sizing, and
zoom. A total of 16 memory presets are available
for each input to store all image settings.
Extron
SW2 USB
Two Input
USB Switcher
Mouse
Keyboard
Extron
Annotator
Touch Screen
Display
Projector
Annotation Graphics
Processor
PC
Laptop
Video Conference
Codec
Configurable Preview and Program Outputs
The outputs can be configured as separate Preview and Program outputs. The Preview output can allow only a presenter or system operator to view
the annotation GUI, while the audience sees the video and annotation through the Program outputs. The Preview output can also be used by the system
operator to preview annotations before making them live.
Preview output with GUI for Operator
Program output for main presentation display – no GUI displayed
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Annotator User interface
The Annotator’s intuitive pop-up graphical user interface features icons that enable the user to perform powerful marking and system control
functions. Some of these are shown below.
Inputs
Pointer
Auto Image
Freehand
Line
Arrow
Select video source
for display
Direct attention
without marking on
the screen
Set display parameters
automatically
Draw freely on screen
Draw a line
between two points
Draw an arrow
between two points
Rectangle
Ellipse
Text
Highlighter
Size
Erase
Draw a rectangle by
pointing to two corners
Draw an ellipse by
pointing to two corners
Use a keyboard to place
text on screen
Freehand translucent
marking
Select line thickness
and text size
Rub out onscreen
annotations
Color
Fill
Undo
Redo
Clear
Pan
Select color of next
annotation
Draw filled rectangles
and ellipses
Remove the last
annotation
Recreate the undone
annotation
Remove all onscreen
annotations
Move displayed area of
zoomed image
Capture
Freeze
Mute
Whiteboard
Spotlight
Zoom
Save screen to memory
or network
Halt/release on screen
video
Display a black screen
Use screen as
whiteboard
Gray out all outside a
defined ellipse
Enlarge a defined area
The pop-up graphical user interface facilitates quick access to annotation drawing and text options as well as essential system
functions including input switching and Auto-Image.
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Applications
Enhanced Presentations for Business and Education
The Extron Annotator can be used to make presentations more effective by
adding elements of spontaneity and movement to static images.
A business presenter can better engage the audience’s interest by making
80-20 Rule
annotations on-the-fly to charts and documents to highlight key points.
The drawing and text capabilities of the Annotator enable the presenter to
emphasize important material within graphs or tables.
An educator can show the development of concepts by first presenting a
chart and then making notations on the screen to clarify or emphasize a
particular point. The thought process can be illustrated step-by-step, so that
difficult ideas can be communicated clearly. The instructor can then use
the Annotator’s image capture function to save the material to distribute to
students.
The Annotator’s high resolution, full motion video capability further expands
the presenter’s ability to communicate with impact. In addition to business
and education, analysis of video material can be crucial in diverse fields
such as security, medical care, scientific research, or sports instruction. For
example, when reviewing high definition game footage with players, a sports
coach can use the Annotator to point out crucial situations or actions to
educate and improve performance.
Improved Courtroom Efficiency
In technologically advanced courtrooms, deployment of the Extron Annotator
in conjunction with the existing A/V system can reduce trial duration and
associated costs, and improve fact-finding by both judge and jury.
Counsel and the witness can use the Annotator to mark any image displayed
on video monitors, including full motion video, by circling, drawing arrows,
and underlining in several colors. For example, litigants can use this feature
to have a witness mark locations of key events on aerial photos or maps.
Once an annotation is complete, the annotation may be printed or saved
electronically for use as evidence during the trial.
With Auto-Image and Auto Input Memory, switching and adding new A/V
equipment such as laptops to the Annotator is quick and easy, minimizing
delay during trial proceedings. Additionally, rather than separately distributing
hard copies of documents to opposing counsel, the witness, the judge, and
each juror, a lawyer can use an imaged copy of the document and display it
to all relevant persons in a matter of seconds.
The most important benefit of annotation may be to the court system itself,
as it is widely believed that judges and jurors retain far more information
when it is presented visually as well as orally.
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A n n o tat i o n Pr o c e s s o r
Specifications
Video input
Control/remote — signal processor
Number/signal type....................................... .2 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, component video (Y, R-Y, B-Y;
progressive or HD)
1 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, component (Y, R-Y, B-Y; interlaced,
progressive, HD), S-video, composite video
1 component video (Y, R-Y, B-Y; interlaced),
S-video, composite video
1 S-video, composite video
1 DVI-D
1 optional SDI, HD-SDI
Nominal level................................................. .1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for
composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
Horizontal frequency..................................... .15 kHz to 100 kHz
Vertical frequency......................................... .50 Hz to 120 Hz
Resolution range........................................... .640x480 to 1920x1200*, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, and
1080p, digitized pixel for pixel; higher resolutions are
undersampled.
*Reduced blanking
DC offset (max. allowable)............................ .0.5 V
Serial control port.......................................... .2 RS-232, 9-pin female D connectors (rear panel)
1 RS-232, 2.5 mm mini stereo jack (front panel)
Baud rate and protocol.................................. .9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
Ethernet control port..................................... .1 RJ-45 female connector
Ethernet data rate......................................... .10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
Ethernet protocol........................................... .ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet
Program control............................................ .Extron’s control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron’s Simple Instruction Set (SIS™)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Telnet
Video processing
Number/signal type....................................... .2 buffered scaled RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, or scaled HD
component video (Y, R-Y, B-Y)
1 MTP
1 optional DVI-D; HD-SDI; or interlaced component,
S-video, composite video
Nominal level................................................. .1 Vp-p for Y of component video and for G of RGsB
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
Scaled resolution........................................... .640x4806,8,9, 800x6006,8,9, 852x4806,8,9, 1024x7686,8,9,
1024x8526,8,9, 1024x10246,8,9, 1280x7686,8,9,
1280x8006,8,9, 1280x10246,8,9, 1360x7656,8,9,
1365x7686,8,9, 1365x10246,8,9, 1366x7686,8,9,
1400x10506,8, 1440x9006,8,9, 1600x12006,8, 1680x10506,8,
1920x12006,8
HDTV: 480p7,8, 576p6, 720p3,4,5,6,7,8, 1080i6,7,8,
1080p1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 2048x10801,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
1
= 23.98 Hz, 2 = 24 Hz, 3 = 25 Hz, 4 = 29.97 Hz, 5
= 30 Hz, 6 = 50 Hz, 7 = 59.94 Hz, 8 = 60 Hz, 9 = 75 Hz
Power............................................................ .100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 watts, internal
Temperature/humidity................................... .Storage: -40 to +158 ˚F (-40 to +70 ˚C) / 10% to 90%,
noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 ˚F (0 to +50 ˚C) / 10% to 90%,
noncondensing
Cooling.......................................................... .Convection, vented on sides and top
Mounting
Rack mount..................................................... .Yes, with included brackets.
Enclosure type............................................... .Metal
Enclosure dimensions................................... .1.7" H x 17.5" W x 12.0" D (1U high, full rack wide)
(4.3 cm H x 44.4 cm W x 30.5 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs.)
Product weight.............................................. .6.8 lbs (3.1 kg)
Shipping weight............................................ .11 lbs (5 kg)
DIM weight.................................................... .12 lbs (6 kg)
Vibration........................................................ .ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
Regulatory compliance
Safety............................................................. .CE, CUL, UL
EMI/EMC......................................................... .CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
MTBF............................................................. .30,000 hours
Warranty........................................................ .3 years parts and labor
NOTE: All nominal levels are at ±10%.
NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Sync
Model
Version Description
Annotator
Annotator SC
Annotator DI/DVI
Annotator DI/SC
Annotator DI/HDSDI
Standard Version.......................................................................60-968-01
Scan Converted Output..............................................................60-968-03
SDI/HD-SDI Input, DVI-D Output.................................................60-968-12
SDI/HD-SDI Input, Scan Converted Output..................................60-968-13
SDI/HD-SDI Input and HD-SDI Output.........................................60-968-14
Digital sampling............................................ .30 bit, 10 bits per color; 13.5 MHz standard (video),
162 MHz standard (RGB, YUVp)
Video output
Input type...................................................... .RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RGBcvS, and component
Output type.................................................... .RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, and component video (tri-level or
bi-level)
Standards...................................................... .NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Optional SDI/HD-SDI input: SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M
Input level...................................................... .0 V to 5.0 Vp-p for RGB
0.6 Vp-p for component video tri-level sync
0.3 Vp-p for component video bi-level sync or RGsB
Output level................................................... .TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated, bi-level or tri-level
Polarity.......................................................... .Positive or negative (selectable)
Control/remote — annotation
Number/signal type....................................... .32 USB devices (via hubs)
2 serial devices
1 PS/2 mouse
1 PS/2 keyboard
Connectors.................................................... .2 USB type A
2 RS-232, 9-pin female D (shared with standard control)
1 female PS/2
General
Part number
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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