Evolution TIC Remote Wireless Video Receiver System

EVOLUTION®
Thermal Imaging Camera
Remote Wireless Video
Receiver System
Instruction Manual
DELUXE AND MINI RECEIVER KIT (RX) INSTRUCTIONS
" WARNING
THIS MANUAL MUST BE READ
CAREFULLY BY ALL INDIVIDUALS
WHO HAVE OR WILL HAVE THE
RESPONSIBILITY FOR USING OR
SERVICING THE PRODUCT. Like
any piece of complex equipment,
the unit will perform as designed
only if it is used and maintained in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
OTHERWISE, IT COULD FAIL TO
PERFORM AS DESIGNED AND
RESULT IN SEVERE PERSONAL
INJURY OR DEATH.
This manual is available on the internet at
www.MSAsafety.com
Manufactured by
MSA NORTH AMERICA
1000 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
(L) Rev 4
© MSA 2012
10048166
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
" WARNINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
" CAUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
" WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Figure 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
APPLICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
DELUXE RECEIVER KIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
SETUP/USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Figure 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Figure 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
EXTERNAL OUTPUT CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
DISPLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
MINI RECEIVER KIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
SETUP/USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
EXTERNAL OUTPUT CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Figure 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Figure 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
SPARE PARTS LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
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INTRODUCTION
" WARNINGS
" WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may
cause radio interference, in which case,
the user may be required to take
adequate measures.
1. The user must be trained and thoroughly
familiar with the proper operation and
limitations of the thermal imaging and
video transmission systems prior to use.
Use in controlled live-burn exercises is
suggested before using the equipment in
actual emergency situations.
2. The Wireless Video System and thermal
imaging system are not rated as
"Intrinsically Safe." Do not use these
systems in environments or atmospheres
where static or sparks may cause an
explosion.
3. Do not remove the receiving unit cover or
casing as the system operates on high
voltage. Only authorized personnel may
service the unit.
4. Do not alter or modify this device
Failure to follow the above warnings can result
in serious personal injury or death.
" CAUTION
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with
the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in
a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference, in which case,
the user will be required to correct the
interference at their own expense.
Figure 1.
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW
MSA’s Remote Wireless Video Receiver Kit is the
complement to the transmitter unit for Evolution
Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs). It provides the
capture, conditioning, and display of the
transmitted video image to the user.
The Receiver System is available in two
configurations:
•
the Deluxe Receiver Kit (P/N 10119319)
which consists of a receiver module and a
15.4 inch LCD mounted in a hard-sided
carrying case
or
•
the Mini Receiver Kit (P/N 10048134)
which is packaged in a soft-sided
carrying case.
This Class A digital apparatus
complies with Canadian ICES-003.
•
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A
est conforme à la norme NMB-003
du Canada.
Both kits also contain an antenna, coaxial
video cable, power supply cables, and an
instruction manual.
•
Both kits also include a space to store
the Evolution 5000 Transmitter when not
in use.
Do not drop the Remote Wireless
Video System components, otherwise,
damage to the system could occur.
1
This Receiver Kit is compatible with all Evolution
TIC Transmitters. For best video performance with
the Evolution 5000 series transmitter, connect the
included video adapter/attenuator to the Evolution
5000 video-out jack; then, connect the Evolution
5000 series transmitter to the adapter.
The channel settings on this receiver have been
set to correspond with the Evolution 5000 external
transmitter. If using another MSA TIC with an
internal transmitter (i.e., Evolution 4000 or 3000), it
may be necessary to reverse the channel settings
(e.g., transmit on channel 1 while receiving on
channel 2) in order to ensure full compatibility.
This manual addresses the features, benefits,
specifications, and operational instructions for both
receiver kits. Additional information/instructions for
the optional telemetry system can be found in the
following documentation:
2
•
Evolution 3000 TIC Operation and Instruction
Manual (P/N 10023654)
•
Evolution 4000 TIC Operation and Instruction
Manual (P/N 10015940)
•
Evolution 5000 Transmitter Instruction Manual
(P/N 10048454).
APPLICATIONS
The Remote Wireless Receiver System is to be
used in conjunction with the wireless transmitters
available for the Evolution 3000, Evolution 4000,
or Evolution 5000 Thermal Imaging Cameras
(TICs) to remotely display the images generated
by the Evolution TIC. Many applications exist for a
remote transmission and reception system,
including training, scene monitoring, and
event recording.
FEATURES
•
Two user-selectable channels
(2458 MHz and 2474 MHz)
•
Dual voltage input (110 VAC or 12 VDC)
•
Omni-directional Antenna
•
Video output connector
•
Compatibility with all Evolution
TIC transmitters.
DELUXE RECEIVER KIT
Figure 2.
SETUP/USE
Figure 3.
The Deluxe Receiver Kit consists of a receiver
module and 15.4-inch LCD mounted in a hardsided carrying case. The kit also contains an
antenna, coaxial video cable, charger, attenuator,
and cables. The following guidelines describe its
basic setup and use.
•
Connect the antenna to the Receiver Kit.
Locate the antenna as close as possible to
the transmitting TIC. For best reception,
position the antenna with the tip pointed
upward. Avoid as many obstructions between
the antenna and the TIC as possible.
•
A turn-ON procedure is provided for optimal
performance. Turn the receiver kit “ON”
•
Turn ON any of the Evolution 3000, 4000 or
5000 series transmitters mentioned previously.
•
Confirm the receiver signal indicator light is
green. If the LED is not green, confirm the
receiver and transmitter are on the correct
channels.
•
If OFF, turn on the LCD Screen by pushing
the power button located on the lower left of
the LCD Screen. Confirm the LCD Display
buttons light up blue. After a short delay (few
seconds), the image appears on the screen.
•
The Deluxe Receiver Kit can be powered
from three possible sources.
•
The internal sealed lead-acid battery
•
An external 120 VAC source. The
supplied charger can simultaneously
charge the battery and power the
Receiver Kit
•
Vehicle power. External or Vehicular
power operation is accomplished by
connecting a vehicular power cord to the
unit and setting the front panel power
switch to the "OFF/DC" position. The unit
runs automatically from a 12 volt
vehicular power supply.
•
Channel selection is accomplished using the
two-position rocker switch on the front panel.
•
To verify correct receiver unit operation, turn
ON an Evolution TIC and its transmitter.
Verify the same image appears on the TIC
and the LCD of the receiver unit.
•
When the unit is turned ON, a green LED
should be lit on the base of the receiver unit,
and the LCD should be ON and showing
static until a transmitter is turned ON.
•
To change the channel of the Receiver, toggle
the switch between "1" and "2".
•
To verify correct receiver unit operation, turn
ON an Evolution TIC and its transmitter.
Verify that the same image appears on the
TIC and the LCD of the receiver unit.
Prior to deploying the TIC, it is important to verify
that the transmitter contained in the Evolution TIC
and the receiver units are synchronized to the
same transmitting frequency. Also, verify that the
Evolution TIC has fully charged batteries. Low
battery power can result in transmission power
loss, and degrade the resulting image seen with
the Receiver Kit.
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EXTERNAL OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
DISPLAY
The receiver unit features a video output jack. The
jack is a BNC-style connector that can be used to
connect the receiver output to video monitors or
VCRs. Adapter plugs are provided to convert the
BNC connection to RCA-style connections that are
required for common video equipment. The
receiver simultaneously provides output to the
internal 15.4-inch display and the output jack.
The 15.4 inch display is an LCD type unit which
includes brightness and contrast controls in the
panel at the bottom of the screen. See the
supplied operator’s manual for the complete
description and features.
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MINI RECEIVER KIT
Figure 4.
SETUP/USE
EXTERNAL OUTPUT CONNECTIONS
The Mini Receiver Kit consists of a receiver
module packaged in a soft-sided carrying case.
The kit also contains an antenna, coaxial video
cable, and power supply cables. The following
guidelines describe its basic setup and use.
The receiver unit features two video output jacks.
The jacks are BNC-style connectors that can be
used to connect the receiver output to video
monitors or VCRs. Adapter plugs are provided to
convert the BNC connection to RCA style
connections that are required for common video
equipment. The receiver simultaneously provides
output to the internal 12-inch display and the
output jacks.
•
In order to see the image seen by the remote
camera and transmitter, a display monitor
must be connected to the mini receiver. The
monitor is not supplied in this kit. Most
standard TV monitors or TV/VCR
combinations can be used.
•
Connect the antenna to the connector on the
receiver unit.
•
Connect the monitor to the receiver unit using
the supplied video cable.
•
Connect the receiver module to power
using the 110 VAC cable or the
12 VDC car adapter.
•
A red LED on the receiver module lights when
the unit is properly powered.
Prior to deploying the TIC, it is important to verify
that the transmitter and the receiver units are
synchronized to the same transmitting frequency.
Also, verify that the Evolution TIC Transmitter has
fully charged batteries. Low battery power can
result in transmission power loss, and degrade the
resulting image seen with the receiver kit.
Figure 5.
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MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
After each use, clean all receiver components
(display unit, cables, connections, and antenna) by
wiping with a dry, soft, lint-free cloth. Inspect all
connector terminals, cables and components for
dirt or water damage, chemical damage, cracks
and breaks. Replace all damaged components
immediately to ensure proper system function.
If the display does not function, check to see if the
battery has a charge. If the battery is dead, the
unit can be run from the 120 VAC charger or from
a 12 VDC vehicle power supply.
If the Evolution TIC unit is not transmitting, the
normal image on the display should be solid blue.
While operating the Evolution TIC and receiver
the antenna cable must be connected to the
receiving unit. If the image on the display is
rolling and erratic, it is typically a sign that the
Evolution TIC transmitter and receiver are not set
to the same channel/ frequency.
•
This can easily be verified by leaving
the Evolution TIC unit set in its current
position and changing the channel switch
on the receiver unit. If this worsens the
situation, restore the receiver channel to its
original setting.
•
Other sources of interference, such as large
metal objects within the line of sight with the
transmitter, electrical machinery, microwave
ovens, or other transmitters operating at
nearby frequencies could affect the receiving
station. To improve image quality, reorient the
receiving antenna and/or relocate the
receiving station relative to the transmitter
and interfering objects.
If the image continues to be erratic and the
transmission range on the Evolution 5000 series
transmitter seems to be very short, verify that the
video adapter/attenuator is installed on the videoout jack on the camera before connecting the
video transmitter.
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SERVICE
If your receiver kit is in need of service or repair,
please contact the MSA Service Center at
1-877-MSA-FIRE.
Describe the problem to the Representative as
completely as possible.
1. Verify with your Representative that the
product should be returned to MSA.
2. Before returning the product, decontaminate
and clean your receiver kit to remove any
hazardous materials that may have settled on
the product during use.
•
Laws and/or shipping regulations prohibit
the shipment of hazardous or
contaminated materials.
•
Products suspected of contamination are
to be professionally decontaminated at
the customer’s expense before servicing.
Ship returned products (including those under
warranty) with pre-paid transportation charges;
MSA cannot accept returned goods on a freightcollect basis.
SPARE PARTS LIST
ITEM DESCRIPTION
PART NO.
BNC Male to RCA Female Adapter
10020221
BNC Female to RCA Male Adapter
10020220
10 ft. Remote Video Cable Assembly
10020290
RX Kit Instruction Manual
10048166
Antenna, Magnetic
10047841
Video Adapter/Attenuator
10126889
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