Easy48 for the MegaPowerTM 48+

Easy48 for the MegaPowerTM 48+
Easy48
for the MegaPowerTM 48+
Installation and Operation Manual
Easy48
Warranty Disclaimer
American Dynamics Video Products Division makes no representation or warranty of the contents of this manual and
disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness. American Dynamics Video Products Division reserves
the right to revise this manual and change its content without obligation to notify any person of these revisions.
Software License Agreement
A Software License Agreement appears in Appendix A of this manual. Please read it carefully. Using the Easy48
software indicates that you accept the terms and conditions of this agreement.
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Contents
Warranty Disclaimer ............................................................................................................................................................... 2
Software License Agreement ................................................................................................................................................. 2
Easy48 for the MegaPower 48+ ............................................................................................................................................. 5
Compatibility ........................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Related Documents ................................................................................................................................................................ 5
Support Services .................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Installing Easy48 ....................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Connecting a PC to the MegaPower 48+ ................................................................................................................................. 6
Starting Easy48 ......................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Main Easy48 Window ............................................................................................................................................................... 7
Menu Bar ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Toolbar ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 8
Display Area .................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Saving a Data File ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Opening an Existing Data File .................................................................................................................................................. 9
Downloading Data ..................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Uploading Data ....................................................................................................................................................................... 10
System Warnings .................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Monitor Status ......................................................................................................................................................................... 11
System - Multi Matrix .............................................................................................................................................................. 12
Operation Mode ............................................................................................................................................................................ 12
Primary Matrix Configuration ........................................................................................................................................................ 12
Secondary Configuration .............................................................................................................................................................. 13
System - Ports ........................................................................................................................................................................ 13
System - Time/Date ................................................................................................................................................................ 14
System - Pager Profile ............................................................................................................................................................ 15
Prerequisites for Paging ............................................................................................................................................................... 15
Modem Connection ....................................................................................................................................................................... 15
Associating an Alarm Contact with a Pager Message ................................................................................................................. 15
Paging Response to Alarms ......................................................................................................................................................... 15
System - Options .................................................................................................................................................................... 16
System - Passwords ............................................................................................................................................................... 16
Cameras - Titles/Psuedos ....................................................................................................................................................... 17
Cameras - Preset Titles .......................................................................................................................................................... 18
Cameras - Preset Title Allocation ........................................................................................................................................... 18
Cameras - Camera Status ...................................................................................................................................................... 19
Monitors .................................................................................................................................................................................. 20
Display/Queuing/Clearing ............................................................................................................................................................. 20
Monitor Blocks ............................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Text Format ................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
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Users/Priorities ....................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Creating Users Profiles ................................................................................................................................................................. 21
Creating Keyboard Profiles ........................................................................................................................................................... 22
Configuring Priority Levels ............................................................................................................................................................ 22
Switching - Tours ..................................................................................................................................................................... 23
Creating a New Tour ..................................................................................................................................................................... 23
Deleting a Tour .............................................................................................................................................................................. 23
Editing Steps in a Tour .................................................................................................................................................................. 24
Switching - Salvos .................................................................................................................................................................. 25
Creating a New Salvo ................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Deleting a Salvo ............................................................................................................................................................................ 25
Editing Entries in a Salvo .............................................................................................................................................................. 26
Switching - Timers .................................................................................................................................................................. 26
Creating and Deleting Timers ....................................................................................................................................................... 26
Calling Monitor/Contact Tables Using Timers ............................................................................................................................... 27
Calling System Tours Using Timers .............................................................................................................................................. 27
Partitioning - Keyboard/Monitor .............................................................................................................................................. 28
Partitioning - Keyboard/Camera ............................................................................................................................................. 28
Partitioning - Keyboard/Control ............................................................................................................................................... 29
Partitioning - Monitor/Camera ................................................................................................................................................. 30
Alarms ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 31
Programming an Alarm ................................................................................................................................................................. 31
Additional Alarm Programming Notes .......................................................................................................................................... 31
Alarm Configuration - Alarm Messages .................................................................................................................................. 32
Alarm Triggers - Patch Panel .................................................................................................................................................. 33
Alarm Triggers - Domes .......................................................................................................................................................... 33
Alarm Triggers - Serial ............................................................................................................................................................ 34
Alarm Triggers - Video Loss ................................................................................................................................................... 34
Alarm Associations - Choose Alarm Association Set .............................................................................................................. 36
Alarm Associations - Patch Panel ........................................................................................................................................... 37
Alarm Associations - Domes ................................................................................................................................................... 38
Alarm Associations - Serial ..................................................................................................................................................... 39
Alarm Associations - Video Loss ............................................................................................................................................ 40
Appendix A: Software License Agreement ......................................................................................................................... 41
Appendix B: Software Upgrade and Licensing .................................................................................................................. 43
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Easy48 for the MegaPower 48+
This manual provides information about setting up the MegaPower 48+ video routing system through the use of the
Easy48 software.
Features of the software include the following:
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Easy to use Windows-style user interface
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Access for up to 64 system users
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System security via passcode protection, priority level definition and system partitioning
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Supports multi matrix systems, with mode and IP configuration for a primary matrix and up to six secondary matrices
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Switching capability for up to 288 cameras, 16 full cross point switched monitor outputs, 64 salvos and 64 tours
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Automatic update of configuration screens depending on the selected multi matrix mode
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Upload and download functionality
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Alarm call-up and clearance for RS232, dome, patch panel and video loss alarm inputs
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Text message paging on alarm (up to 250 user-definable messages)
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Up to 35 event timers for system tours and alarm call-ups scheduled for specific times of days and specific days of
the week.
This manual is written for people who will perform the set up and editing of the MegaPower 48+ system software
parameters, and for people who will be responsible for administration and maintenance of the system.
Compatibility
The Easy48 configuration software is suitable for use with the MegaPower 48+ only. Use the S3 system setup software
to configure the MegaPower 48, AD168 and AD1024 matrix switcher/controller systems. The MegaPower 48 can be
ugraded to a MegaPower 48+ by purchasing a software upgrade from your supplier.
Related Documents
Other sources provide supplemental information about MegaPower 48+ and serve to enhance your understanding of
the system and its applications.
•
MegaPower 48+ Installation Manual
•
MegaPower 48+ System Programming and Operating Manual
•
MegaPower 48+ Wall Mounting Instructions
•
MegaPower 48+ VR48RKIT Rack Mounting Assembly Instructions
If you require additional copies of the Easy 48 for the MegaPower 48+ Installation and Operating Manual, or any other
support documentation, contact your American Dynamics sales representative.
Support Services
A variety of support services are available to help you to obtain optimal performance from your MegaPower 48+ system.
If you have a question about system operation and you cannot find the answer in this document, please contact
American Dynamics Video Products Division or visit the American Dynamics website at www.americandynamics.net.
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Installing Easy48
Easy 48 can be installed on any PC running Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, NT or XP, with a minimum specification for speed
performance of 800 Mhz, 256 Mb RAM, 1 Gb of free HDD. It cannot be installed on a PC running Windows 95.
To install the software, follow the steps below:
1. Insert the CD provided into the CD drive of the PC.
2. Click the Start button in the bottom left hand corner of the screen and select the Run menu item.
3. In the Run dialog, select Browse and look on the CD for the executable file, Setup.exe. Select it and click OK.
The Install Wizard will carry out a standard installation procedure. It will create a Easy48 folder in the Program Files
directory unless otherwise instructed. All the files that are needed to run the software will be stored here.
4. When prompted, enter a system access password. Note that this password is case-sensitive and must be at least 6
characters in length. The system access password will need to be entered every time Easy48 is opened.
5. Once a password has been created, the software licence number will be displayed on-screen. Write down this
number and keep it safe along with the installation disk. The installation disk and licence number form the security
of this product.
Connecting a PC to the MegaPower 48+
The PC running the Easy48 software can be connected to the MegaPower 48+ for the purpose of downloading system
setup parameters to the system, or uploading system parameters to the PC. This connection can be via RS232 using a
RS232 port on the MegaPower 48+ or via an Ethernet connection using the network connector on the MegaPower 48+.
Ethernet
When using a single MegaPower 48+ matrix, an Ethernet connection can be made between the network connector on
the matrix and a PC using a cross-over cable, or using a straight connection via an Ethernet switch. In a multi-matrix
system, the primary matrix and a PC can only be connected using a straight connection via an Ethernet hub or switch.
All Ethernet connections should be made with Cat 5 twisted pair cable with a maximum length of 300 feet. If longer
connections are required, hubs and repeaters are available.
Once connected, the IP settings on the PC must be configured. In a private network, give the PC an IP address of
192.168.3.8 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. It is not necessary to specify a gateway. These details correspond to
the recommended IP configuration for MegaPower 48+ matrices in a private network, as explained on page 13. In a
public network, ensure that the PC has a fixed IP address and that the correct subnet mask and gateway are specified.
Consult your network administrator for more details.
RS232
An RS232 connection can be made between the MegaPower 48+ and a PC by connecting a seven foot (2.2 m) modular
cable with RJ45 plugs to the DB9M on one of the PC’s COM ports using a converter with an RJ45 receptacle and a
DB9F connector. In a multi-matrix system, the PC must be connected to the primary matrix.
See the MegaPower 48+ Installation Manual for more details on connecting the MegaPower 48+ to a PC.
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Starting Easy48
When Easy48 is installed, a system access password is created. This password must be entered every time Easy48 is
opened. This prevents unauthorised access to the utility.
When Easy48 is opened, a password dialog is displayed:
Enter the system access password and click the OK button. Passwords are case-sensitive.
If the correct password is entered, the main Easy48 window is displayed and the user can begin to create a data file. If
an incorrect password is entered, an error message is displayed and the utility is closed and must be reopened. Consult
your system administrator for more information.
Main Easy48 Window
When a correct system access password is entered, the main Easy48 window is displayed:
Menu Bar
ToolBar
Display
Area
This window consists of three main areas—the menu bar, the toolbar and the display area.
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Menu Bar
The menu bar has four pull-down menus.
• The File menu is used to open new and existing site files, save changes that have been made to a site file and to
download data to and upload data from the connected MegaPower 48+ units. It is also used to exit Easy48 at the
end of a session.
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The View menu is used to display or hide the button bar and toolbar.
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The Help menu is used to view the version number of Easy48.
Toolbar
The toolbar provides many of the same options as the menu bar, but in button format.
The buttons available are as follows:
1. New - create a new site file
2. Open - open an existing site file
3. Save - save the current site file
4. Download - download data to the connected MegaPower 48+ unit
5. Upload - upload data from the connected MegaPower 48+ unit
6. Version - view the version number of Easy48
Display Area
The display area is split into two sections. On the left-hand side of the area is a list of nodes—one for each of the
different types of settings that can be made. When a setting type is selected from this list, the right-hand side of the area
is populated with details about current settings of that type. The screens that are displayed in this area are detailed from
page 11 onwards.
Saving a Data File
When a data file has been created using Easy48 it should be saved. To do this, either select the Save option from the
File menu or click the Save button on the toolbar. A Save dialog is displayed:
Browse for the directory where the site file will be saved and enter a filename. The file must be saved as a *.sc file
(Easy48 Matrix Site Configuration File). Click Save to save the file.
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Opening an Existing Data File
To open an existing data file, either select the Open option from the File menu or click the Open button on the toolbar.
An Open dialog is displayed. Browse for the *.sc file (Easy48 Matrix Site Configuration File) that is to be opened and
click Open. A password dialog is displayed:
Data files can be issued with a site file password in the Passwords screen (see page 16). This password must then be
entered in order to access and edit the file. If a site file password has been issued, enter this password in the password
dialog and click OK. Passwords are case-sensitive. If the correct password is entered, the main Easy48 window is
displayed and the user can edit the data file. If an incorrect password is entered, an error message is displayed and the
user must try to open the file again.
If no password has been issued to the site file, there is no need to enter any text. Simply click OK.
Downloading Data
When a site file has been created and the user is ready to download the information to the MegaPower 48+ system,
either select the Download option from the File menu or click the Download button on the toolbar. The Download
dialog is displayed:
Data can be downloaded from the PC to the MegaPower 48+ via an Ethernet connection or an RS232 serial port
connection (see page 6). If using a serial port connection at a setting of 38400 baud, the download can take from 5
minutes in a Mode 1 system configuration up to 20 minutes in a Mode 3 system configuration. All downloads via an
Ethernet connection should take less than 4 minutes, so this is the recommended download method.
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To complete this dialog, follow the steps below:
1. Use the Download Task drop down list to select what information is to be downloaded to the MegaPower 48+
system. You can select to download all site data, download all site data with presets, download the licence key or to
set time and date only.
If you select the Download Licence Key option, the Licence Key field is enabled. This field is used to enter a
licence key when the use of new matrix software needs to be verified. See Appendix B for more details.
2. Select how the data is to be downloaded from Easy48 to the MegaPower 48+ system.
If the system is connected to the PC running Easy48 via a serial port, click the Connect Using Serial Port radio
button. If data is to be sent to the system using IP, click the Connect Using IP radio button. Note that if this option
is selected, IP addresses and network information about all connected matrices must have been entered in the
Multi-Matrix screen (see page 12).
3. If the data transfer is via a serial port, complete the five fields that are used to specify serial communication settings
for the download. Specify the COM port, baud rate, data bits, parity and stop bits as required.
4. Click Download to start the data transfer. When it is complete, a confirmation message will be displayed.
Uploading Data
It is possible to upload information from the MegaPower 48+ system to Easy48. To do this, either select the Upload
option from the File menu or click the Upload button on the toolbar. The Upload dialog is displayed:
Data can be uploaded from the PC to the MegaPower 48+ via an Ethernet connection or an RS232 serial port connection
(see page 6). If using a serial port connection at a setting of 38400 baud, the upload can take from 5 minutes in a Mode
1 system configuration up to 20 minutes in a Mode 3 system configuration. All uploads via an Ethernet connection
should take less than 4 minutes, so this is the recommended upload method.
To complete this dialog, follow the steps below:
1. Use the Upload Task drop down list to select what information is to be uploaded from the MegaPower 48+ system.
You can select to upload all site data, to upload all site data with presets or to upload the licence key.
2. Select how the data is to be uploaded from the MegaPower 48+ system to Easy48.
If the system is connected to the PC running Easy48 via a serial port, click the Connect Using Serial Port radio
button. If data is to be uploaded from the system using IP, click the Connect Using IP radio button. Note that if this
option is selected, IP addresses and network information about all connected matrices must have been entered in
the Multi-Matrix screen (see page 12).
3. If the data transfer is via a serial port, complete the five fields that are used to specify serial communication settings
for the download. Specify the COM port, baud rate, data bits, parity and stop bits as required.
4. Click Upload to start the data transfer. When it is complete, a confirmation message will be displayed.
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System Warnings
The Warnings screen displays warnings and important system information. It is important to follow any warnings or
advice given on this screen in order to obtain optimal performance from the MegaPower 48+ system.
To display the Warnings screen, click the Entire Site node on the left-hand side of the display area. In the resulting
screen, click the Warnings tab.
Monitor Status
To display the Monitor Status screen, click the Monitor Status node on the left-hand side of the display area. This
screen displays real-time status information for each system monitor. This screen is read-only.
Monitors are listed by their monitor identification number, with port references shown in brackets. In the port reference,
the first character refers to the matrix to which the monitor is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary unit) and the
second and third characters are the port number on that matrix (1-16).
The screen displays the following information:
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Camera shows the video input number currently being displayed on the monitor.
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Sync indicates whether a video synchronisation signal is detected on the currently displayed video input.
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Tour indicates the number of the tour currently running on the monitor. If no tour is running, 0 is displayed.
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Hold/Run/Salvo shows the status of a tour (Run or Hold) called to the monitor or Salvo if the camera currently
called to the monitor is part of a salvo.
•
Alarm indicates if a system alarm is currently displayed on the monitor.
•
Lock Status shows whether the monitor is locked or unlocked. When the monitor is locked, the on-screen status
display does not change when video is switched. When the monitor is unlocked, the on-screen status display does
change when video is switched.
Note
When video loss detection is enabled in the Options screen (see page 16), the monitor with port reference X16 is used
by the system to sample video and will therefore be not be available for video switching.
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System - Multi Matrix
A MegaPower 48+ system can be anything from a single unit (48 video inputs, 16 video outputs) to a system comprising
a primary unit with six secondary units (288 video inputs, eight full cross point switched monitor outputs and seven
additional monitor outputs on each secondary unit for viewing of video from that secondary unit only).
The Multi Matrix screen is used to specify how the MegaPower 48+ system has been set up. The dialog must be
completed so that Easy48 is aware of how many MegaPower 48+ units are connected, and subsequently how many
inputs and outputs are available in the system. The settings made in this dialog affect how many of the other screens in
Easy48 appear.
To display the Multi Matrix screen, expand the System node on the left-hand side of the display area and then click the
Multi Matrix node.
Operation Mode
The first field in the screen is Operation Mode. This drop down list is used to select the mode in which units have been
connected together. The selection made here determines how many inputs and outputs will be available in the system
and subsequently how they will be numbered. The following operation modes are available:
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Mode 0 has no secondary matrices and is a single 48 video inputs, 16 monitor output unit.
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Mode 1 has a primary matrix and a maximum of three secondary units. In a Mode 1 system, the maximum capability
is 144 cameras with sixteen full cross point switched monitor outputs.
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Mode 2 has a primary matrix and a maximum of four secondary units. In a Mode 2 system, the maximum capability
is 192 cameras with twelve full cross point switched monitor outputs and three additional monitor outputs on each
secondary unit.
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Mode 3 has a primary matrix and a maximum of six secondary units. In a Mode 3 system, the maximum capability
is 288 cameras with eight full cross point switched monitor outputs and seven additional monitor outputs on each
secondary unit.
Primary Matrix Configuration
The fields in the Primary Matrix Configuration section of the screen must be completed with details about the primary
matrix. Complete the following fields by double-clicking in the field and entering the required text:
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The IP Address field is used to specify the address that uniquely identifies the primary matrix from all other devices
on the network.
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The Subnet Mask field is used to determine the part of the organization’s network the primary unit is located.
Typically, a subnet may represent all the machines at one geographic location, in one building, or on the same local
area network.
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The Gateway field is used to enter the default gateway for the primary unit. The default gateway defines the address
of the router for the network, if required.
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Secondary Configuration
The fields in the Secondary Configuration section of the screen must be completed with details about the secondary
units in the MegaPower 48+ system.
The first field is Number of Secondaries. This drop down list is populated with options depending on the Operation
Mode that has been selected. For example, if Mode 0 has been selected, the system can not have any secondary units.
If Mode 3 has been selected, the system can have between one and six secondary units (labelled A to F).
Once the number of secondaries has been specified, details about each secondary unit must be added. For each
secondary unit, complete the following fields by double-clicking in the field and entering the required text:
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The Address field is used to specify the address that uniquely identifies each secondary matrix from all other
devices on the network.
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The Location field is used to specify where the secondary unit will be found. This can be used to help locate an
individual device when multiple units have been connected to the system. The information entered into this field is
used in Easy48 only.
Important Notes
It is recommended that the MegaPower 48+ system is used on an isolated or private LAN, dedicated to the system. If
this is done, the following Class C addresses can be used:
• Primary Matrix IP: 192.168.3.1
• Secondary Matrix C IP: 192.168.3.4
• Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
• Secondary Matrix D IP: 192.168.3.5
• Gateway: Leave Blank
• Secondary Matrix E IP: 192.168.3.6
• Secondary Matrix A IP: 192.168.3.2
• Secondary Matrix F IP: 192.168.3.7
• Secondary Matrix B IP: 192.168.3.3
If the MegaPower 48+ system is to be used on a wider network that includes other PC's or systems, consult your IT
administrator and note the following points:
• Fixed IP addresses must be assigned to each of the MegaPower 48+ matrices in the system.
• A subnet mask must be defined and if so required a gateway should also be entered. Gateways are used when a
firewall or router is used to re-route signals through another IP address.
• The MegaPower 48+ system uses TCP/IP.
• Other network traffic can impede system performance. Always consult your IT administrator.
System - Ports
The Ports screen is used to configure the baud rate, parity, data bits, stop bits and port use for each available RS232
port in the system. To display this screen, expand the System node on the left-hand side of the display area and then
click the Ports node.
The number of ports displayed in this screen depend on how the Multi Matrix screen (see page 12) was completed.
There are eight RS232 ports available on each matrix, each of which can be support four devices via a port expander,
making a total of 32 ports per matrix. Therefore, a maximum of 228 RS232 ports can be connected in a system with a
primary matrix and six secondary units.
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Ports are listed by port reference. In this reference, the first character is the matrix reference (X = primary unit, A-F =
secondary units) and the second character is the RS232 port number (1-8) on that matrix. If a port expander has been
fitted to a RS232 port, the Device field for that port must be set to Expander. Three new rows will be added to the
screen for these expander ports, with a expander reference (a-d) added to the end of the port reference.
For each port, complete the following fields by double-clicking in the field and making the desired selection:
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The Device field defines the device type connected to the port. The following options are available:
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Alarm should be selected when the port is used for input of alarm signals to the MegaPower 48+ system via
an AD2096A Alarm Interface Unit (AIU). A maximum of eight AD2096A units can be connected.
Keyboard should be selected when the port is used for keyboard connection. For this use, set data bits to 8,
parity to None and stop bits to 1.
Terminal should be selected when the port is used to upload and download setup information between the
MegaPower 48+ system and a PC running Easy48. Note that only one PC can be added to the system and it
must only connected to the primary matrix (e.g., ports with a port reference beginning with X).
Printer should be selected when the port is used to output messages to an RS232 serial printer.
Auxiliary should be selected when the port is used for the control of auxiliary devices.
PIP (Peripheral Interface Port) should be used to enable communication with a connected video recorder. It
should be noted that the Peripheral Interface Port must be enabled through the Options screen (see page 16)
before port parameters can be programmed for the PIP. PIP should only be selected for one port.
Modem should be used to enable paging communications with an external (AT command set) modem. For this
use, set the baud rate to 2400, data bits to 7, parity to Even and stop bits to 2. Note that the Modem setting
is only available for port 8 of the primary matrix (port reference X8).
Expander should be selected when a RS232 port expander has been connected to the specific port. Three new
rows will be added to the screen for these expander ports, with a expander reference (a-d) added to the end of
the port reference. Baud, Data Bits, Parity and Stop Bits values cannot be altered when Expander is selected.
•
The Baud Rate field is used to select the baud rate for the port. Select from 300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200
and 38400.
•
The Data Bits field is used to select the number of data bits. Select between 7 and 8.
•
The Parity field is used to select the data parity. Select from None, Odd and Even.
•
The Stop Bits field is used to select the number of stop bits. Select between 1 and 2.
•
The Location field is used to specify where the device connected to the port can be found. This can be used to help
locate an individual device when multiple units have been connected to the system. The information entered into
this field is used in Easy48 only.
Notes
• Once selections for a port have been made, do not change the settings unless the corresponding RS232 device is
also changed.
•
In the Ports screen it is possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same
setting. Enter the required text or select the required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor
over the fields below that are to be set the same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
System - Time/Date
The Time/Date screen is used to configures the date format that the MegaPower 48+ system uses. To display this
screen, expand the System node on the left-hand side of the display area and then click the Time/Date node.
Use the drop down list to select the required format. Select from MMDDYY, DDMMYY, and YYMMDD.
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System - Pager Profile
The Pager Profile screen enables the programming of phone numbers and personal identification numbers for up to 64
paging profiles. To display this screen, expand the System node on the left-hand side of the display area and then click
the Pager Profile node.
For each pager profile, complete the following fields by double-clicking in the field and entering the required text:
•
The Phone Number field accepts up to 32 characters for automatic dialing of the computerized system of a paging
communications service.
•
The Pager ID # field accepts up to 16 characters to provide an identifier for the communications services company.
The MegaPower 48+ system can be used to transmit text messages to these paging devices when alarms are triggered.
Paging messages can contain up to 48 characters, with 24 characters each for two lines of text. Paging messages are
entered through the Alarm Messages screen (see page 32).
Prerequisites for Paging
•
An analog telephone line. MegaPower 48+ paging will not work with a digital telephone line.
•
An external (AT Command Set) modem.
•
Subscription to a telecommunications service provider. The provider must support the Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol
(TAP). The modem connected to the system must communicate directly with the service provider’s computer.
•
Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) assigned by the service provider to the remote paging devices that will
receive transmissions from the MegaPower 48+ system.
Modem Connection
The external modem must be connected to the DB9 connector for port 8 on the patch panel of the primary matrix (port
reference X8). Typically a standard DB9 to DB25 modem cable is used for this connection.
Once connected, go to the Ports menu and set the Port Use for port X8 to Modem. Set the baud rate to 2400, parity to
Even, data bits to 7 and stop bits to 2. See page 13 for more details on the Ports menu.
Notes
• Only one modem can be connected in a MegaPower 48+ system—connections cannot be made to port 8 on more
than one matrix in a multi matrix system.
•
Port 8 on a MegaPower 48+ unit is also equipped with an RJ45 jack for connection to a variety of RS232 devices.
However, if the DB9 connector is used for modem connection, the RJ45 jack must not be connected to any device.
Associating an Alarm Contact with a Pager Message
For a paging message to be sent when an specific alarm is triggered, it is necessary to specify which message will be
sent to which pager when the alarm contact is triggered.
To do this, expand the Alarm Triggers node (inside the Alarm Configuration node) on the left-hand side of the display
area and then click the node for the desired type of alarm contact (i.e., Patch Panel, Serial, Dome, Video Loss). In the
subsequently displayed screen, go to the table line for the desired alarm and complete the following fields:
•
Pager ID # - Use this field to enter the pager profile number (1-64) that the message is to be sent to when the alarm
contact is triggered.
•
Pager Msg # - Use this field to enter the number of the message (1-250) that is to be sent to the selected pager
whenever the alarm contact is triggered.
See pages 33-35 for more details on setting up alarm responses.
Paging Response to Alarms
Approximately 30 seconds elapse between the time a alarm contact is triggered, and the time that the associated text
message appears on a remote pager.
Multiple alarms are queued in the sequence in which they occur. Therefore, for each alarm in queue, a 30 second
interval is required for transmission to the pager to take place. For example, five alarms would require approximately
150 seconds for transmission.
In the event of a busy signal for a given paging alarm, the alarm moves to the back of the queue, and calls again after
advancing to the front of the queue. A maximum of three calls is scheduled for a single paging alarm event.
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System - Options
The Options screen enables the user to specify a number of system preferences, such as language, whether the
system will log alarm and status messages or detect video loss and whether a peripheral interface port (PIP) should be
enabled for monitoring of network video recorders.
To display the Options screen, expand the System node on the left-hand side of the display area and then click the
Options node.
The following fields should be completed as required:
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The User IDs checkbox is used to enable or disable the keyboard passcode log in procedure that allows only an
authorized operator to use a system keyboard. The default setting is disabled (operator login not required).
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The Peripheral Interface checkbox is used to enable or disable the Peripheral Interface Port (PIP). Note that if the
Peripheral Interface Port is enabled, PIP parameters must be programmed through the Ports screen (see page 13).
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The Log Status checkbox is used to specify whether system status messages should be logged.
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The Log Alarms checkbox is used to specify whether system alarm messages should be logged.
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The Video Loss Detection checkbox is used to specify whether video loss detection should be enabled. Once
enabled, video loss detection can be enabled or disabled for video inputs individually using the Titles/Pseudos
screen (see page 17). Note that video loss detection is automatically enabled in operation modes 2 and 3 (see page
12).
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Use the Language drop down box to select the language in which Easy48 should be displayed. The available
options are English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
System - Passwords
The Passwords screen enables the user to specify user names and passwords. The user can specify a password that
must be entered in order to enter this site file. They can also specify a user name and password that must be entered
to make changes to the master matrix in the MegaPower 48+ system.
To display the Passwords screen, expand the System node on the left-hand side of the display area and then click the
Passwords node.
To create a site file password, enter the password in the Site File Password field and re-enter the password in the
Retype Site File Password field. The entries in the two fields must match in order for the password to be accepted.
If the site file is to be unprotected by a password, leave both fields blank.
To create a master matrix username, enter the required username in the Master Matrix Username field. To create a
master matrix password, enter the password in the Master Matrix Password field and re-enter the password in the
Re-type Password field to confirm it. The entries in the two fields must match in order for the password to be
accepted.
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Cameras - Titles/Pseudos
The Titles/Pseudos screen enabled the user to specify the identification number (pseudo number) that will be used to
select each video input when using a system keyboard. The screen also enables each video input to be given 16
character alphanumeric titles, for the on-screen justification of titles to be specified and video-loss detection to be
enabled or disabled.
To display the Titles/Pseudos screen, expand the Cameras node on the left-hand side of the display area and then
click the Titles/Pseudos node.
The number of video inputs displayed in this screen depend on how the Multi Matrix screen (see page 12) was
completed. Video inputs are listed by their port reference, with the default camera identification number also shown. In
this reference, the first character is the matrix reference (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary units) and the second and
third characters are the video input port number (1-48) on that matrix.
For each video input, complete the following fields:
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The Pseudo field should be used to specify the number that will be entered on a system keyboard in order to select
the video input. By default, the pseudo numbers are the same as the default camera identification numbers, but the
pseudo numbers can be changed to any numerical value from 1 to 9999. All pseudo numbers must be unique—if an
already assigned pseudo number is entered into a field, an error message will be displayed when the user attempts
to leave the screen.
Pseudo numbers enable camera to be identified by function or location. For example, if a two-story building has 10
cameras located on each floor, floor 1 cameras could be assigned the pseudo numbers 101 through 110 and floor
2 cameras could be assigned the pseudo numbers 201 through 210.
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The Title 1 field can be used to enter a eight-character alphanumeric title for the video input. Double-click in the field
and enter the required text. The first Justification field is used to specify the on-screen position of this title. Double← ), centre (→←
→←
→ ).
click in the field and select from left (←
→←) and right (→
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The Title 2 field can be used to either enter a second eight-character alphanumeric title for the video input or to add
additional characters to the entry in the corresponding Title 1 field. Double-click in the field and enter the required
text. The second Justification field is used to specify the on-screen position of that title. Double-click in the field and
← ), centre (→←
→←
→ ). To append the characters entered in the Title 2 field to those
select from left (←
→←) and right (→
entered in the Title 1 field, select the same justification type in both fields.
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If video loss detection has been enabled in the Options screen (see page 16), a Video Loss field is displayed for
each video input. This field is used to specify whether video loss detection should be enabled or disabled for the
individual input. Double-click in the field and select Enabled or Disabled.
Note
In this screen it is possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Enter
the required text or select the required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields
below that are to be set the same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
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Cameras - Preset Titles
The Preset Titles screen permits programming of 16 character alphanumeric titles for use with camera preset scenes.
These preset titles are displayed in place of the camera titles in the on-screen display when the associated preset is
called. A maximum of 4096 preset titles for all cameras and preset scene combinations can be programmed.
To display the Preset Titles screen, expand the System node on the left-hand side of the display area and then click
the Preset Titles node.
For each preset title, complete the following fields:
•
The Title 1 field can be used to enter a eight-character alphanumeric title for the preset. Double-click in the field and
enter the required text. The first Justification field is used to specify the on-screen position of this preset title.
← ), centre (→←
→←
→ ).
Double-click in the field and select from left (←
→←) and right (→
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The Title 2 field can be used to either enter a second eight-character alphanumeric title for the preset or to add
additional characters to the entry in the corresponding Title 1 field. Double-click in the field and enter the required
text. The second Justification field is used to specify the on-screen position of that preset title. Double-click in the
← ), centre (→←
→←
→ ). To append the characters entered in the Title 2 field to
field and select from left (←
→←) and right (→
those entered in the Title 1 field, select the same justification type in both fields.
Note
In this screen it is possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Enter
the required text or select the required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields
below that are to be set the same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
Cameras - Preset Title Allocation
The Preset Title Allocation screen permits programmed preset titles to be associated with individual presets on individual
cameras. The same preset title can be used multiple times on different cameras. To display this screen, expand the
System node on the left-hand side of the display area and then click the Preset Title Allocation node.
To associate an individual preset with a preset title:
1. In the Preset Title Allocation screen, double-click in the field of the required preset on the required camera.
Cameras are listed by port reference on the vertical axis (with the pseudo number also shown) and preset numbers
on these cameras are listed along the horizontal axis.
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2. Enter the number of the preset title (1-4096) that is to be displayed when the preset is called.
The text box at the top of the screen previews the preset title that will be displayed. Ensure this is correct before
selecting another field. Note that the alphanumeric title cannot be edited in this menu.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each preset that is to be given a title.
Note
In this screen it is possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Enter
the required text or select the required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields
below that are to be set the same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
Cameras - Camera Status
The Camera Status screen displays real-time status information for each video input. To display this screen, expand
the Cameras node on the left-hand side of the display area and then click the Camera Status node.
Video inputs are listed by port reference (with the pseudo number also shown). This screen is read-only.
The screen displays the following information:
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Type indicates the type of telemetry the camera uses (i.e., RS422, Sensornet or _ _ _ for Manchester).
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Sync indicates whether a video synchronisation signal is detected on the video input.
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Software Version indicates the software version the camera is running (if available).
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Camera State indicates whether the video input is currently online or offline.
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Monitors
To display the Monitors screen, click the Monitors node on the left-hand side of the display area. This screen is used
to arm monitors for response to alarms.
The number of monitors displayed in this screen depend on how the Multi Matrix screen was completed. Monitors are
listed by their monitor identification number, with port references shown in brackets. In the port reference, the first
character refers to the matrix to which the monitor is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary unit) and the second
and third characters are the video output port number on that matrix (1-16).
Notes
• When video loss detection is enabled in the Options screen, the monitor with port reference X16 is used by the
system to sample video and will therefore be unavailable for arming.
•
Alarm programming is not complete until individual alarm contacts are associated with armed monitors. Without this
association, any video or on-screen message that is to be shown when the alarm is triggered is not displayed. To
create these associations, use the Alarm Associations screens. For details on alarm programming, see page 31.
Display/Queuing/Clearing
The Display/Queuing/Clearing field is used to arm monitors for alarm call up. A user can select to either leave a
monitor disarmed, or they can arm the monitor by selecting one of the arming option from the field. The options are
always a combination of the following three parameters:
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The Display method (single, dual, or block monitors)
Single Display – incoming alarms are displayed on a single monitor with which they are associated. Multiple alarms
received at single monitor will be displayed in sequence based on the monitor’s queuing method.
Dual Display – incoming alarms are displayed on a pair of monitors. The monitor that receives the first of a series of
alarms is called the hold monitor. Subsequent alarms are received and queued at the second monitor of the pair.
The second monitor is called the sequence monitor. After an alarm is cleared on the hold monitor, the first alarm in
queue on the sequence monitor is moved to the hold monitor for viewing and clearance.
Block Display – incoming alarms are viewed on a block of monitors. The first incoming alarm is displayed on the first
(lowest numbered) monitor of the block. The second alarm is displayed on the next lowest numbered monitor of the
block, and so on. When all monitors in a given block are displaying alarm video signals, all subsequent alarms are
held in queue until the displayed alarms are cleared.
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The Queuing method (sequence or hold)
Sequence Queuing – incoming alarms are displayed in sequence on an armed monitor, and will cycle continuously
until each is cleared. Each alarm will be displayed for a pre-programmed dwell time, before it is succeeded by the
next received alarm.
Hold Queuing – an incoming alarm is displayed and held on an armed monitor until it is cleared. All subsequent
alarms are queued in order until the current held alarm is cleared.
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The Clearance method (manual, instant, or auto)
Manual Clear – an alarm is cleared by a system operator’s keyboard command.
Instant Clear – an alarm is reset immediately at its source (if the alarm has not already been manually acknowledged).
For example, a door opens and activates an alarm. Closing the door clears the alarm instantly.
Auto Clear – an alarm is reset at its source after a 20 second delay (if the alarm has not already been manually
acknowledged). For example, a door opens and activates an alarm. The door is immediately closed, but the alarm
will not clear unless the door remains closed for a 20 second interval.
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Monitor Blocks
When an arming option with a block display method has been selected, the Block # field is activated. This field is used
to add the monitor to a block. A monitor block can consist of any set of connected monitors—the monitors do not need
to be contiguous. Double-click in the field and enter the number of desired monitor block.
For example, if an alarm is set to call a salvo when it is triggered, the salvo will be displayed on all monitors that have
been allocated this block number.
Notes
• The alarm clearance method for the block is set by the arming code of the lowest number monitor of the block only.
• The queuing method can be set differently for each monitor in the block. Queuing restrictions only apply if the
monitor block is to display system or link salvos. To arm a monitor block salvo for hold queuing, all monitors in the
block must be set to a hold queuing method. To arm a monitor block salvo for sequence queuing, arm the lowest
number monitor of the block to a sequence queuing method and arm the remaining monitors to a hold queuing
method.
• Associate alarm contacts with the first monitor of the block only. Do not associate any alarm contacts to the remaining
monitors in the block. See pages 36-39 for more details on creating alarm associations.
Text Format
The Text Format field enables the choice of one of two monitor display formats. When Format 1 is selected, camera
number, status line, camera title, and date & time are displayed at the bottom of the screen. When Format 2 is selected,
the time and date fields appear at the top of the screen and all other information appears at the bottom.
It should be noted that on-screen text display is available on monitors X1-X8 and also on any monitors connected to
secondary matrices. It is not available on monitors X9-X16.
Users/Priorities
To display the Users/Priorities screen, click the Users/Priorities node on the left-hand side of the display area. This
screen is used to set user numbers and passcodes. It is also used to set priority levels for keyboards or users, and to
configure each of the eight priority levels.
Notes
• Keyboards are added to the system in the Ports screen. See page 13 for more details.
• The way the Users/Priorities screen looks depends on whether the User IDs checkbox is ticked in the Options
screen (see page 16). If the checkbox is ticked, the lower half of the screen is used to issue users with priority levels
and passcodes. If the checkbox is left unticked (default), then the lower half of the screen is used to issue priority
levels to keyboards. Consequently, the priority levels configured in the top half of the screen can refer to either users
or keyboards.
• In this screen, it is possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting.
Enter the required text or select the required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over
the fields below that are to be set the same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
Creating Users Profiles
If the User IDs checkbox is ticked in the Options screen, use the lower half of the Users/Priorities screen to set a
priority level and unique passcode for each user. The screen allows a maximum of 64 users to be defined with a unique
passcode for each.
Double-click in the Password field for the desired user and enter a unique numeric passcode for the user. This
passcode can be up to six digits in length. From then, when the user attempts to access a system keyboard, the
keyboard displays the letters “UC” on the monitor display. This indicates that the user must log on to the system
before gaining access to any keyboard operating or programming functions.
It is also necessary to specify the priority level for each user. To do this, double-click in the Priority field for the
desired user and enter the priority level (1-8). The priority level issued to the user defines the system functions that
they will be able to access. Priority levels are configured in the top half of the Users/Priorities screen.
Note
User 1 defaults to passcode 914365. All other users default to level 8 priority, with no passcode. After startup, the
User 1 passcode should be changed to guard against unauthorized access to the system.
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Creating Keyboard Profiles
If the User IDs checkbox is unticked in the Options screen, use the lower half of the Users/Priorities screen to set a
priority level for each system keyboard. The priority level issued defines the system functions that will be able to be
performed from the keyboard.
To issue a priority level to a keyboard, double-click in the Priority field for the desired keyboard and enter the priority
level (1-8). Priority levels are configured in the top half of the Users/Priorities screen.
Configuring Priority Levels
Priority levels can be configured in the top half of the Users/Priorities screen.
The following parameters can be enabled or disabled for each individual priority level:
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Add User – If enabled, the selected priority level is allowed to add new users to the system.
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System Reset – If enabled, the selected priority level can reset the system by keyboard commands.
•
Lock Camera Ability – If enabled, the selected priority level can lock the control of a camera by keyboard commands.
•
Override – If enabled, the selected priority level can override the keyboard/camera view and control partitioning
restrictions. If disabled, the selected priority level cannot override partitioning restrictions.
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Menu Access – If enabled, the selected priority level has access to the programming menus through the keyboard.
This function must be enabled to access Change Parameters.
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Change Parameters – If enabled, the selected priority level can change system data through the menus.
If Menu Access is disabled, Change Parameters is disabled and cannot be enabled. If Menu Access is enabled,
but Change Parameters is disabled, the selected priority level can view the menus without making changes
To enable a parameter for a priority level, double-click in the appropriate grid square and select the tick symbol (). To
disable a parameter for a priority level, double-click in the appropriate grid square and select the cross symbol (). Use
the drag down method to change the setting of multiple fields in a column.
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Switching - Tours
A system tour is a programmable sequence of camera views that can be called for display on a single monitor. Using
the Tours screen, 64 system tours can be programmed for callup to any monitor at any time by keyboard operator
commands or by automatic timed events. Each tour can contain up to 64 camera views. Each tour entry can have an
associated dwell time, preset or pattern, auxiliary action and link status.
To display the Tours screen, expand the Switching node on the left-hand side of the display area and then click the
Tours node.
Note
On monitors connected to secondary units, it is only possible to recall cameras connected to the same secondary unit.
If a tour is recalled on a secondary monitor and a camera in that tour is not available, the previous camera view will
remain on the monitor for the required dwell time. A message (“INVcccc”) is displayed on the monitor to indicate that an
invalid camera was selected.
Creating a New Tour
To create a new tour, follow the steps below:
1. In the Name text field, enter a name for the tour.
2. Using the ID drop down list, select an ID for the tour. This is the number that will be entered on a system keyboard
in order to recall the tour.
3. If the new tour is to be a copy of a tour that has already been programmed, highlight the tour that is to be copied in
the current tour list and tick the Copy Current Tour checkbox. Otherwise, leave this checkbox unticked.
4. Click the New Tour button. The tour is created and the steps in the tour can now be edited.
Deleting a Tour
To delete a tour, follow the steps below:
1. In the current tour list at the top of the screen, highlight the tour that is to be deleted.
2. Click the Remove Tour button.
3. A confirmation message is displayed asking you to confirm the tour deletion. Click Yes to remove the selected tour
from the current tour list.
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Editing Steps in a Tour
The following parameters can be edited for every step in a tour. Steps must be edited one at a time—the next step is not
enabled until the previous one has been completed. To edit a field, double-click in it and set as required.
Field
Description
Link
If No is selected, the link function is not enabled. The next tour step is displayed after the specified dwell
time for the previous tour step has elapsed. A typical tour that shows a sequence of different camera
views on a single monitor will have No in this field on every tour step.
If Yes is selected for a tour step, the next tour step will be simultaneously called to the next contiguous
monitor. A dwell time is specified for the first step in this emulated salvo (this is not a system salvo).
Subsequent steps in this emulated salvo will have their dwell time cells automatically disabled. The last
step of the emulated salvo should have the Link field set to No.
If Salvo is selected, a pre-programmed system salvo is called for the specified dwell time. The desired
salvo number is specified in the Salvo # field.
If Tour is selected, another pre-programmed system tour can be called. The desired tour number is
specified in the Tour # field. This selection links two tours together to form a larger camera sequence.
Tour can only be selected as the last step of a system tour.
When a tour calls another tour, the sequence does not automatically return to the original tour unless
specified in the second tour.
Cam #
If the Link field is set to Yes or No, this field is enabled and can be used to select the video input that is
called at this tour step. Enter the video input pseudo number. This field is disabled if the Link field is set
to Tour or Salvo.
Salvo #
This field is only enabled when the Link field is set to Salvo. It is then used to specify the pre-programmed
salvo number that is to be called at this tour step.
Tour #
This field is only enabled when the Link field is set to Tour. It is then used to specify the pre-programmed
tour number that is to be called at this tour step. It should be noted that a tour cannot call itself.
Dwell
This field is used to set the length of time that the tour step remains active. Once the period expires, the
next tour step is displayed. A dwell time can range from 1 to 60 seconds. An entry of 61 will hold the
current camera view until the Run key is pressed on the controlling keyboard.
Preset #
If the Link field is set to Yes or No, this field can be used to recall a preset on the specified camera. A
preset is a programmed camera view determined by a camera with pan/tilt and/or lens adjustment
capability. In a MegaPower 48+ system, presets can range from 1 to 96.
If no preset is to be called, set this field to 0. A preset and a pattern cannot be called simultaneously in
one tour step (see below). Therefore, if the Pattern field is completed, the Preset field is disabled.
Pattern
If the Link field is set to Yes or No, this field can be used to recall a pattern on the specified camera. A
pattern is a series of pre-programmed camera views programmed in real time. In a MegaPower 48+
system, patterns can range from 1 to 3. When calling a pattern, ensure that the dwell time for the tour
step is equal to or greater than the total time required to run the pattern.
If no pattern is to be called, set this field to None. A pattern and a preset cannot be called simultaneously
in one tour step (see above). Therefore, if the Preset field is completed, the Pattern field is disabled.
Aux
If a camera that is called is equipped with auxiliary relays that control a switched device (door lock, light,
gate, etc.), then these relays can be activated using this field. If no auxiliary action is required for the
tour entry, set this field to Disabled. Relays 1-4 can be set to ON. Relays 1-3 can be set to OFF.
Note
In this screen it is possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting.
Select the required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below that are to be
set the same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
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Switching - Salvos
The Salvos screen is displayed by expanding the Switching node on the left-hand side of the display area and then
clicking on the Salvos node. This screen enables programming of 64 system salvos. Each salvo is programmed for
simultaneous display of up to 16 cameras on a contiguous group of monitors. For example, if a system salvo containing
six cameras is called to monitor 10, the first salvo entry is shown on monitor 10, the second camera on monitor 11, and
so on, up to the last camera on monitor 15. Each camera view in the salvo can include a preset scene or a pattern and
an auxiliary action. Also, other system salvos can be nested within one another.
Note
On monitors connected to secondary units, it is only possible to recall cameras connected to the same secondary unit.
If a salvo is recalled on a secondary monitor and a camera in that salvo is not available, a message (“INVcccc”) is
displayed on the monitor to indicate that an invalid camera was selected.
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Creating a New Salvo
To create a new salvo, follow the steps below:
1. In the Name text field, enter a name for the salvo.
2. Using the ID drop down list, select an ID for the salvo. This is the number that will be entered on a system keyboard
in order to recall the salvo.
3. If the new salvo is to be a copy of a salvo that has already been programmed, highlight the salvo that is to be copied
in the current salvo list and tick the Copy Current Salvo checkbox. Otherwise, leave this checkbox unticked.
4. Click the New Salvo button. The salvo is created and the entries in the salvo can now be edited.
Deleting a Salvo
To delete a salvo, follow the steps below:
1. In the current salvo list at the top of the screen, highlight the salvo that is to be deleted.
2. Click the Remove Salvo button.
3. A confirmation message is displayed asking you to confirm the salvo deletion. Click Yes to remove the selected
salvo from the current salvo list.
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Editing Entries in a Salvo
The following parameters can be edited for every entry in a salvo. Entries must be edited one at a time—the next entry
is not enabled until the previous one has been completed. To edit a field, double-click in it and set as required.
Field
Description
Link
If Yes is selected, this entry is included in the salvo, and is called to the next contiguous monitor. A
typical salvo showing a simultaneous display of different camera views on a group of contiguous monitors
will show Yes in the Link field for each salvo entry except the last entry, which will show No or Salvo.
If No is selected, the salvo stops at the selected position.
If Salvo is selected, another pre-programmed system salvo is called. The desired salvo number is
specified in the Salvo # field. Salvo can only be selected as the last step of a system salvo.
Cam #
If the Link field is set to Yes or No, this field is used to specify the video input that is called for this salvo
entry. Enter the video input pseudo number. This field is disabled if the Link field is set to Salvo.
Salvo #
This field is only enabled when the Link field is set to Salvo. It is then used to specify the pre-programmed
salvo number that is to be called at this salvo entry.
Preset #
If the Link field is set to Yes or No, this field can be used to recall a preset on the specified camera. A
preset is a programmed camera view determined by a camera with pan/tilt and/or lens adjustment
capability. In a MegaPower 48+ system, presets can range from 1 to 96.
If no preset is to be called, set this field to 0. A preset and a pattern cannot be called simultaneously in
one salvo entry (see below). Therefore, if the Pattern field is completed, the Preset field is disabled.
Pattern
If the Link field is set to Yes or No, this field can be used to recall a pattern on the specified camera. A
pattern is a series of pre-programmed camera views programmed in real time. In a MegaPower 48+
system, patterns can range from 1 to 3.
If no pattern is to be called, set this field to None. A pattern and a preset cannot be called simultaneously
in one salvo entry (see above). Therefore, if the Preset field is completed, the Pattern field is disabled.
Aux
If a camera that is called is equipped with auxiliary relays that control a switched device (door lock, light,
gate, etc.), then these relays can be activated using this field. If no auxiliary action is required for the
salvo entry, set this field to Disabled. Relays 1-4 can be set to ON. Relays 1-3 can be set to OFF.
Note
In this screen it is possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting.
Select the required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below that are to be
set the same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
Switching - Timers
The Timers screen is displayed by expanding the Switching node on the left-hand side of the display area and then
clicking on the Timers node. Using this screen, event timers can be created. These timers can then be used to
automatically call up system tours and alarm monitor/contact tables at specific times on specific days. Each of these
callups is called an event.
The Timers screen is split into three sections. The top section is used to create and delete event timers, the centre
section is used is to associate alarm monitor/contact tables to specific timers and the bottom section is used to associate
system tours to specific timers.
Creating and Deleting Timers
The top section of the Timers screen is used to create and delete timers.
To create a new timer, follow the steps below:
1. In the Time field, create the required time. To do this, click in the field and use the left and right arrow keys on the
keyboard to select the part of the time to be edited (hours, minutes or seconds). Use the up and down arrow keys on
the keyboard to edit the selected part of the time. Timers are always shown in 24 hour format.
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2. To copy the alarm monitor/contact groups and system tours settings from a timer that has already been programmed,
highlight the timer that is to be copied in the current timer list and tick the Copy Current Timer checkbox. Otherwise,
leave this checkbox unticked.
3. Click the New Timer button.
To delete a timer, follow the steps below:
1. In the current timer list at the top of the screen, highlight the timer that is to be deleted.
2. Click the Remove Timer button.
3. A confirmation message is displayed asking you to confirm the timer deletion. Click Yes to remove the selected
timer from the current timer list.
Calling Monitor/Contact Tables Using Timers
Using the centre section of the Timers screen, it is possible to define which monitor/alarm contact association tables
are used at different times of the day and week. This means that is possible to specify that different monitors will display
incoming alarms at different times.
To call up a monitor/contact association table using an event timer, follow the steps below:
1. In the current timer list, highlight the time at which you want a monitor/alarm contact association table to be called.
2. In the centre section of the screen, double-click the desired day.
3. Enter the monitor/alarm contact association table number that is to be called on the selected day at the selected
time. Enter 0 to use the default association table, or enter 1–10 to call up a different association table.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 to call further tables using timers.
Note
Monitor/alarm contact association tables are configured using the Alarm Association screens. See pages 36-39 for
more details on these screens.
Calling System Tours Using Timers
Using the bottom section of the Timers screen, it is possible to call system tours on specific monitors at specific times
during a week.
To call up a system tour using an event timer, follow the steps below:
1. In the current timer list, highlight the time at which you want a system tour to be called.
2. In the bottom section of the screen, select the monitor which the tour is to be displayed on and the day it is to be
displayed by double-clicking in the appropriate table cell. For example in the figure above, the tour is to be shown on
a Monday on monitor 4 (X04).
It should be noted that the number of monitors displayed in this table depends on how the Multi Matrix screen was
completed. Monitors are listed by monitor identification number, with port reference shown in brackets. In the port
reference, the first character refers to the matrix to which the monitor is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary
unit) and the second character is the video output port number on that matrix (1-16).
3. Enter the number of the system tour that is to be called.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 to create further timed tours.
Notes
• When video loss detection is enabled in the Options screen, the monitor with port reference X16 is used by the
system to sample video and will therefore be unavailable for use with timers.
•
In this screen it is possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting.
Enter the required text in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below that are to be
set the same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
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Partitioning - Keyboard/Camera
The Keyboard - Camera screen is displayed by expanding the Partitioning node on the left-hand side of the display
area and then clicking on the Keyboard - Camera node. Use this screen to define which individual cameras each
keyboard can call to view on a monitor. If access is not granted, the keyboard will be prevented from calling the camera
to any monitor. It should be noted that if a camera cannot be viewed, it also cannot be controlled.
In the Keyboard - Camera screen, cameras are listed on the vertical axis and any keyboards that have been added to
the system are listed on the horizontal axis. Both are listed by port reference (with pseudo number also shown for
cameras). In the port reference, the first character refers to the matrix to which the equipment is connected (X = primary
unit, A-F = secondary unit) and the numeric characters that follow are the port number on that matrix. A further character
(a-d) will be added to the port reference of keyboards that have been connected via a port expander. See page 13 for
more details on connecting keyboards.
To change keyboard to camera viewing rights, follow the steps below:
1. Double-click in the appropriate cell. A drop down list is displayed. For example in the figure above, viewing rights to
camera A09 (pseudo number 9) are being granted to keyboard X08.
2. To enable the selected keyboard to call the selected camera to a monitor, use the drop down list to select the tick
symbol. To deny access, use the drop down list to select the cross symbol. By default, all keyboards have viewing
privilege to all cameras.
It is also possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Select the
required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below that are to be set the
same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make additional changes.
Note
Cameras that do not have viewing access from a keyboard should not be placed in a system tour. If a keyboard calls a
system tour that contains such a camera, that camera will be viewed during the tour.
Partitioning - Keyboard/Monitor
The Keyboard - Monitor screen is displayed by expanding the Partitioning node on the left-hand side of the display
area and then clicking on the Keyboard - Monitor node. Use this screen to define which individual monitors each
keyboard can access. If access is not granted, the keyboard will be prevented from calling the monitor.
In the Keyboard - Monitor screen, monitors are listed on the vertical axis and any keyboards that have been added to
the system are listed on the horizontal axis. Monitors are listed by their monitor identification number, with port references
shown in brackets, and keyboards are listed by port reference. In the port references, the first character refers to the
matrix to which the equipment is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary unit) and the numeric characters that
follow are the port number on that matrix. A further character (a-d) will be added to the port reference of keyboards that
have been connected via a port expander. See page 13 for more details on connecting keyboards.
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To change keyboard to monitor access rights, follow the steps below:
1. Double-click in the appropriate cell. A drop down list is displayed. For example in the figure above, access to monitor
8 (X08) is being granted to keyboard X08.
2. To grant the selected keyboard access to the selected monitor, use the drop down list to select the tick symbol. To
deny access, use the drop down list to select the cross symbol. By default, all keyboards have access privilege to all
monitors.
It is also possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Select the
required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below that are to be set the
same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make additional changes.
Note
If video loss detection is enabled in the Options screen, the monitor with port reference X16 is used by the system to
sample video. Therefore if video loss detection is enabled, changes to the access rights of this monitor cannot be made.
Partitioning - Keyboard/Control
The Keyboard - Control screen is displayed by expanding the Partitioning node on the left-hand side of the display
area and then clicking on the Keyboard - Control node. Use this screen to define which individual cameras each
keyboard can control. If access is not granted, the keyboard will be prevented from controlling pan, tilt and lens functions
on the selected camera. This feature only prevents control of a camera—it does not prevent viewing of the camera.
In the Keyboard - Control screen, cameras are listed on the vertical axis and any keyboards that have been added to
the system are listed on the horizontal axis. Both are listed by port reference (with pseudo number also shown for
cameras). In the port reference, the first character refers to the matrix to which the equipment is connected (X = primary
unit, A-F = secondary unit) and the numeric characters that follow are the port number on that matrix. A further character
(a-d) will be added to the port reference of keyboards that have been connected via a port expander. See page 13 for
more details on connecting keyboards.
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To change keyboard to camera control rights, follow the steps below:
1. Double-click in the appropriate cell. A drop down list is displayed. For example in the figure on the previous page,
control rights to camera A09 (pseudo number 9) are being granted to keyboard X06.
2. To enable the selected keyboard to control the selected camera, use the drop down list to select the tick symbol. To
deny control rights, use the drop down list to select the cross symbol. By default, all keyboards have control privileges
to all cameras.
It is also possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Select the
required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below that are to be set the
same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make additional changes.
Partitioning - Monitor/Camera
The Monitor - Camera screen is displayed by expanding the Partitioning node on the left-hand side of the display area
and then clicking on the Monitor - Camera node. Use this screen to define which individual monitors can view individual
cameras. If access is denied, the selected camera cannot be called to the monitor from any keyboard.
Notes
• Monitors connected to secondary units can only view cameras connected to that secondary unit. Therefore, permission
cannot be granted to monitors from one secondary unit for cameras from a different secondary unit.
•
If video loss detection is enabled in the Options screen, the monitor with port reference X16 will be used by the
system to sample video. Therefore if video loss detection is enabled, changes to the access rights for this monitor
cannot be made.
•
The triggering of an alarm contact can be set to display a specify video input on a specific monitor. When completing
the Monitor - Camera screen, ensure that these alarm monitors are granted access on these alarm cameras.
In the Monitor - Camera screen, cameras are listed on the vertical axis and monitors are listed on the horizontal axis.
Cameras are listed by port reference (with pseudo number also shown) and monitors are listed by monitor identification
number, with port reference shown in brackets. In the port references, the first character refers to the matrix to which the
equipment is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary unit) and the numeric characters that follow are the port
number on that matrix.
To change monitor to camera rights, follow the steps below:
1. Double-click in the appropriate cell. A drop down list is displayed. For example in the figure above, viewing rights to
camera A05 (pseudo number 5) are being granted to monitor 4 (X04).
2. To enable the selected monitor to view the selected camera, use the drop down list to select the tick symbol. To deny
viewing rights, use the drop down list to select the cross symbol. By default, all monitors have viewing privileges to
all cameras.
It is also possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Select the
required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below that are to be set the
same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make additional changes.
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Alarms
The MegaPower 48+ system has four categories of alarms:
1. Patch Panel Alarms are alarm contacts that are wired directly to the alarms section of a MegaPower 48+ connection
panel. There can be up to 16 patch panel alarm inputs per unit (maximum of 112 alarms with six secondary units).
2. Serial Alarms are alarm contacts routed to a RS232 port on the MegaPower 48+ patch panel via an AD2096A Alarm
Interface Unit (AIU). Each connected AD2096A unit can be connected to 48 alarm inputs. A maximum of 512 serial
alarm inputs can be connected.
3. Dome Alarms are alarm contacts routed from AD domes to the RS422 or SensorNet connectors on the MegaPower
48+ patch panel. There can be up to four alarm inputs on each connected AD dome (maximum 288 dome cameras).
4. Video Loss Alarms are triggered by the loss of the synchronisation signal from any video input connected to the
MegaPower 48+ patch panel. There can be a video loss alarm for every video input, whether it is connected to the
primary matrix or to a secondary unit. This means there is a maximum of 288 video loss alarms.
Programming an Alarm
There are three steps to programming an alarm using Easy48:
1. Create an alarm response for the connected alarm contact. This is done using the Alarm Trigger screens. When an
alarm contact is triggered, a preset position and auxiliary action on a specific video input can be called, as can a
salvo or pattern. It is also possible to activate on-screen messages, relays on a MegaPower 48+ patch panel and for
the system to send a specified text message to a specified pager.
See pages 33-35 for more details on the Alarm Trigger screens.
2. Associate the alarm contact with system monitors. This is done using the Alarm Associations screens. When an
alarm contact is triggered, the response that has been created (i.e., video input, salvo, pattern, on-screen message)
will be displayed on all monitors associated with the specific alarm contact.
See pages 36-39 for more details on the Alarm Associations screens.
3. Arm system monitors. This is done using the Monitors screen. Only armed monitors will display alarm responses,
and the arming method selected determines how alarms will be displayed, queued and cleared.
See page 20 for more details on the Monitors screen.
Additional Alarm Programming Notes
Please take note of the following points when carrying out alarm programming:
Auxiliary and Preset Alarm Callups
Multiple alarm contacts can be associated with different auxiliary and/or preset callups for a single camera. If more than
one of these alarm contacts are triggered during an event, the system will activate each preset and/or auxiliary for the
same camera in the order that the alarms are received.
For details about adding auxiliaries and presets to an alarm response, see the Alarm Trigger screens on pages 33-35.
Associating Alarms with Salvos
An alarm contact can be set to call a system or link salvo when it is triggered (see pages 33-35). To display these salvos
properly, alarm contacts must be associated with a monitor block containing a sufficient number of monitors for the
cameras defined in the salvos. If there are more salvo cameras than block monitors, the additional cameras will not be
displayed.
It should also be noted that if the first monitor of the block is armed for Manual Clear, the keyboard must call the first
monitor of the block displaying the salvo in order to clear the salvo.
For more details about monitor blocks, see page 21.
Wired Alarm Contact Sets
Consecutively numbered alarm contacts can be group into wired sets. A wired set is a group of alarms such that when
any member of the set is triggered, all members are triggered. Each alarm is then displayed, queued and cleared
according to the arming code of the monitors it is associated with.
If an alarm contact in a wired set is associated with a monitor that has been armed with an Instant or Auto clearance
method, then all members of the wired set will be cleared when the source alarm is cleared. If the monitor has a Manual
clearance method, each alarm in the set must be manually acknowledged, or alternatively one of the Group Acknowledge
link options can be selected to the alarm response so that when a member of the wired set is cleared, all other members
of the wired set are also cleared.
For more details on wired sets and Group Acknowledge link options, see the Alarm Trigger screens on pages 33-35.
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Alarm Configuration - Alarm Messages
The Alarm Messages screen is displayed by expanding the Alarm Configuration node on the left-hand side of the
display area and then clicking on the Alarm Messages node. This screen enables programming of alphanumeric
messages for display when an alarm contact is received. A maximum of 250 alarm messages can be entered through
this screen for use by any alarm contacts. Each message contains two lines of up to 24 characters per line.
When an alarm message is associated with an alarm contact, and that alarm contact is armed to a monitor, the message
is displayed on the monitor when the alarm signal is received by the system. The alarm display remains on screen until
the alarm is cleared. The messages created in this screen can also be sent to the pagers specified in the Pager Profile
screen (see page 15).
Note
On-screen text display is available on monitors X1-X8 and also on any monitors connected to secondary matrices.
Monitors X9-X16 can display alarm video but cannot display on-screen text – any messages programmed to an alarm
associated with these monitors will not be displayed.
For each alarm message, complete the following fields:
•
The Title 1 field can be used to enter a 24-character alphanumeric alarm message. Double-click in the field and
enter the required text. The first Justification field is used to specify the on-screen position of this message.
← ), centre (→←
→←
→ ).
Double-click in the field and select from left (←
→←) and right (→
•
The Title 2 field can be used to either enter a second 24-character alphanumeric alarm message. Double-click in
the field and enter the required text. The second Justification field is used to specify the on-screen position this
← ), centre (→←
→←
→ ). If both messages are
second message. Double-click in the field and select from left (←
→←) and right (→
set with the same justification, they are displayed one under each other.
Note
In this screen it is possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Enter
the required text or select the required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields
below that are to be set the same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
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Alarm Triggers - Patch Panel
Patch panel alarms are alarm contacts that are wired directly to the alarms section of a MegaPower 48+ connection
panel. There can be up to 16 patch panel alarm inputs per unit (maximum of 112 alarms with six secondary units).
The Patch Panel Alarm Setup screen is used to create an alarm response for each connected patch panel alarm. To
display this screen, expand the Alarm Triggers node (inside the Alarm Configuration node) on the left-hand side of
the display area and then click the Patch Panel node.
The number of patch panel alarms displayed depends on how the Multi Matrix screen was completed. Alarms are
listed by patch panel reference. The first character refers to the matrix to which the alarm is connected (X = primary unit,
A-F = secondary unit) and the second and third characters are the patch panel input number on that matrix (1-16).
For each patch panel alarm contact, complete the fields described in the table on page 35.
Alarm Triggers - Domes
Dome alarms are alarm contacts routed from AD domes to the RS422 or SensorNet connectors on the MegaPower 48+
patch panel. There can be up to four alarm inputs on each connected AD dome (maximum 288 dome cameras).
The Dome Alarm Setup screen is used to create an alarm response for each connected dome alarm. To display this
screen, expand the Alarm Triggers node (inside the Alarm Configuration node) on the left-hand side of the display
area and then click the Domes node.
The number of dome alarms displayed in this screen depends on how the Multi Matrix screen was completed. The
dome cameras are listed by port reference (with the pseudo number also shown). In the port reference, the first character
refers to the matrix to which the dome camera is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary unit) and the second and
third characters are the video input port number on that matrix (1-48). There can be four alarm inputs on each dome
camera, and they are listed as Alarm 1, Alarm 2, Alarm 3 and Alarm 4.
For each dome alarm contact, complete the fields described in the table on page 35.
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Alarm Triggers - Serial
Serial alarms are alarm contacts routed to a RS232 port on the MegaPower 48+ patch panel via an AD2096A Alarm
Interface Unit (AIU). Each connected AD2096A unit can be connected to 48 alarm inputs. A maximum of 512 serial
alarm inputs can be connected.
The Serial Alarm Setup screen is used to create an alarm response for each connected serial alarm. To display this
screen, expand the Alarm Triggers node (inside the Alarm Configuration node) on the left-hand side of the display
area and then click the Serial node.
For each serial alarm contact, complete the fields described in the table on page 35.
Alarm Triggers - Video Loss
Video loss alarms are triggered by the loss of the synchronisation signal from any video input connected to the MegaPower
48+ patch panel. There can be a video loss alarm for every video input, whether it is connected to the primary matrix or
to a secondary unit. This means there is a maximum of 288 video loss alarms.
To activate video loss alarms, it is necessary to enable video loss detection in the Options screen (see page 16). Video
loss detection can then be enabled for individual video inputs in the Titles/Pseudos screen (see page 17).
The Video Loss Alarm Setup screen is used to create an alarm response for each video loss alarm. To display this
screen, expand the Alarm Triggers node (inside the Alarm Configuration node) on the left-hand side of the display
area and then click the Video Loss node.
In this screen, video loss alarms are only listed for the video inputs that have had video loss detection enabled (see
page 17). The video loss alarms are listed by the port reference and pseudo number of the video input. In the port
reference, the first character refers to the matrix to which the video input is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary
unit) and the second and third characters are the video input port number on that matrix (1-48).
For each video loss alarm, complete the fields described in the table on page 35.
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Field
Description
Link
This field enables the user to link the video associated with consecutive alarms to form link salvos. If
Yes is selected, the next alarm is linked to the previous entry in a link salvo. If No is selected, the
next alarm is either not linked to the previous entry, or is the last entry in a link salvo.
If Salvo is selected, the video loss alarm will call a system salvo when triggered. The desired salvo
number is specified in the Salvo # field. Like the No option, Salvo can also be the last entry of a link
entry.
Select Wired to indicate that the video loss alarm is a member of a wired set. A wired set is a set of
consecutively numbered alarms such that if any member of the set is activated, all members
of the set will be activated. By programming a wired set, the user is eliminating the need to physically
wire a group of alarm contacts together. Each member of a wired set must be set to Wired or Wired
Group Ack apart from the last member of the set, which must be set to No, No Group Ack, Salvo or
Salvo Group Ack.
The Group Ack options indicate that the video loss alarm is a member of a wired set, which when
manually cleared by a keyboard operator, will clear the alarms for all members of the wired set.
*The Yes Group Ack option is not currently supported.
Cam #
This field is used to specify the video input that is called when the alarm is triggered. Enter the video
input pseudo number. This field is disabled if the Link field is set to Salvo or Salvo Group Ack.
Salvo #
This field is only enabled when the Link field is set to Salvo or Salvo Group Ack. It is then used to
specify the salvo number that is to be called when the alarm is triggered.
Dwell
Alarms can be displayed on system monitors in sequence mode. Use this field to specify the amount of
time in seconds (1-60) the alarm will be displayed on-screen when in sequence queuing mode. Set this
field to 61 if the alarm is to be held on-screen until it is cleared.
Preset #
This field can be used to recall a preset on the specified camera. A preset is a programmed camera
view determined by a camera with pan/tilt and/or lens adjustment capability. In a MegaPower 48+
system, presets can range from 1 to 96.
If no preset is to be called, set this field to 0. Note that a preset and a pattern cannot be called
simultaneously for an alarm contact.
Pattern
for
This field can be used to recall a pattern on the specified camera. A pattern is a series of pre-programmed
camera views programmed in real time. In a MegaPower 48+ system, patterns can range from 1 to 3.
If no pattern is to be called, set this field to None. A pattern and a preset cannot be called simultaneously
an alarm contact.
Aux
If the camera called is equipped with auxiliary relays that control a switched device (door lock, light,
gate, etc.), then these relays can be activated using this field. If no auxiliary action is required when the
alarm is triggered, set this field to Disabled. Relays 1-4 can be set to ON. Relays 1-3 can be set to OFF.
Msg #
Each alarm can be associated with an message of up to 48 characters (two lines) that will be displayed
with the corresponding video. Use this field to enter the number of the message (1-250) to be displayed.
The message that has been selected is displayed in the text field at the top of the screen.
Messages are created in the Alarm Messages screen (see page 32).
Pager
ID #
An alarm message can be transmitted via the port 8 modem connection on the primary MegaPower 48+
unit to a communication services company (e.g. SkyTel) for relay to remote pager. Use this field to enter
the pager profile number (1-64) that the message is to be sent to.
Pager profiles are created in the Pager Profile screen (see page 15).
Pager
Msg #
Use this field to enter the number of the message (1-250) that is to sent to the selected pager. The
message that has been selected is displayed in the text field at the top of the screen. Messages are
created in the Alarm Messages screen (see page 32).
System
O/P #
(Output)
Each MegaPower 48+ patch panel includes a relay section with connectors for two relays that can
be either normally open or normally closed. Any system output on any matrix can be energized when an
alarm contact is triggered. Use this field to select which output should be energized (i.e., X1, X2, A1 etc).
Note
In all Alarm Triggers screens it is possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the
same setting. Select the required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below
that are to be set the same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
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Alarm Associations - Choose Alarm Association Set
The Alarm Associations section of Easy48 is used to define which monitors will display incoming alarms. Each of the
four alarm types (i.e., patch panel, dome, serial and video loss) can have up to ten monitor/alarm contact association
tables that can be programmed for different associations appropriate for different times of day. These association tables
are linked to times and days through the Timers screen (see page 26).
The Choose Alarm Association Set screen is used to select which set of association tables the user wants to configure.
To display this screen, expand the Alarm Associations node (inside the Alarm Configuration node) on the left-hand
side of the display area and then click the Choose Alarm Association Set node.
To configure an association table, follow the steps below:
1. Use the Association Table drop down list to select the association table (0-10) that is to be configured.
2. Select the alarm type whose association table you wish to configure (i.e., patch panel, dome, serial or video loss) by
clicking on the appropriate tab at the top of the screen.
A screen appropriate for the selected type of alarm is displayed. Use the following sections to configure monitor/
alarm contact associations.
3. Return to the Choose Alarm Association Set screen at any time by clicking on the Choose Alarm Association
Set tab at the top of the screen, and select a different association table to be configured from the drop-down list.
Notes
• Monitors connected to secondary units can only view cameras connected to that secondary unit. So if an alarm calls
video from one secondary unit to be viewed on a monitor connected to another secondary unit, a message will be
displayed on-screen informing the user that the video input is invalid.
•
If video loss detection is enabled in the Options screen, the monitor with port reference X16 will be used by the
system to sample video. Therefore if video loss detection is enabled, associations cannot be made with this monitor.
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Alarm Associations - Patch Panel
The Associate Patch Panel Alarms screen is displayed by expanding the Alarm Associations node (inside the Alarm
Configuration node) on the left-hand side of the display area and then clicking on the Patch Panel node. Use this
screen to configure ten monitor/alarm contact association tables which are used to define which individual monitors will
display which individual patch panel alarms.
Patch panel alarms are listed on the vertical axis and monitors are listed on the horizontal axis. Alarms are listed by port
reference and monitors are listed by their monitor identification number, with port references shown in brackets. In the
port references, the first character refers to the matrix to which the equipment is connected (X = primary unit, A-F =
secondary unit) and the second and third characters are the port number on that matrix.
Ensure that the required association table number is selected from the Choose Alarm Association Set screen and
then follow the steps below to configure the monitor/alarm contact associations:
1. Click the Patch Panel tab.
2. Double-click in the appropriate cell. A drop down list is displayed. For example in the figure above, an association
between patch panel alarm X05 and monitor 2 (X02) is currently selected.
3. To specify that the patch panel alarm should be associated with this monitor, use the drop down list to select the tick
symbol. To specify that no association should be made between the alarm and monitor, use the drop down list to
select the cross symbol.
It is also possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Select the
required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below that are to be set the
same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make additional changes.
Note
By default, there is no association between any patch panel alarm and monitor. However, each connected patch panel
alarm contact should be associated with at least one monitor. Without this association, any video or on-screen message
that is set to be shown when the alarm is triggered will not be displayed.
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Alarm Associations - Domes
The Associate Dome Alarms screen is displayed by expanding the Alarm Associations node (inside the Alarm
Configuration node) on the left-hand side of the display area and then clicking on the Domes node. Use this screen to
configure ten monitor/alarm contact association tables which are used to define which individual monitors will display
which individual dome alarms.
Dome cameras are listed on the vertical axis by port reference (and also by pseudo number). In the port reference, the
first character refers to the matrix to which the dome camera is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary unit) and
the second and third characters are the video input port number on that matrix (1-48). There can be four alarm inputs on
each dome camera, and they are listed as Alarm 1, Alarm 2, Alarm 3 and Alarm 4.
Monitors are listed on the horizontal axis by monitor identification number, with port references in brackets. In the port
reference, the first character refers to the matrix to which the monitor is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary
unit) and the second and third characters are the video output port number on that matrix (1-16).
Ensure that the required association table number is selected from the Choose Alarm Association Set screen and
then follow the steps below to configure the monitor/alarm contact associations:
1. Click the Domes tab.
2. Double-click in the appropriate cell. A drop down list is displayed. For example in the figure above, an association
between the third alarm input on dome camera A02 and monitor 2 (X02) is currently selected.
3. To specify that the dome alarm should be associated with this monitor, use the drop down list to select the tick
symbol. To specify that no association should be made between the alarm and monitor, use the drop down list to
select the cross symbol.
It is also possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Select the
required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below that are to be set the
same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make additional changes.
Note
By default, there is no association between any dome alarm and monitor. However, each connected dome alarm
contact should be associated with at least one monitor. Without this association, any video or on-screen message that
is set to be shown when the alarm is triggered will not be displayed.
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Alarm Associations - Serial
The Associate Serial Alarms screen is displayed by expanding the Alarm Associations node (inside the Alarm
Configuration node) on the left-hand side of the display area and then clicking on the Serial node. Use this screen to
configure ten monitor/alarm contact association tables which are used to define which individual monitors will display
which individual serial alarms.
Serial alarms are listed on the vertical axis by number (1-512) and monitors are listed by their monitor identification
number, with port references shown in brackets. In this port reference, the first character refers to the matrix to which
the monitor is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary unit) and the second and third characters are the video
output port number on that matrix (1-16).
Ensure that the required association table number is selected from the Choose Alarm Association Set screen and
then follow the steps below to configure the monitor/alarm contact associations:
1. Click the Serial tab.
2. Double-click in the appropriate cell. A drop down list is displayed. For example in the figure above, an association
between the serial alarm 011 and monitor 2 (X02) is currently selected.
3. To specify that the serial alarm should be associated with this monitor, use the drop down list to select the tick
symbol. To specify that no association should be made between the alarm and monitor, use the drop down list to
select the cross symbol.
It is also possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Select the
required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below that are to be set the
same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make additional changes.
Note
By default, there is no association between any serial alarm and monitor. However, each connected serial alarm contact
should be associated with at least one monitor. Without this association, any video or on-screen message that is set to
be shown when the alarm is triggered will not be displayed.
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Alarm Associations - Video Loss
The Associate Video Loss Alarms screen is displayed by expanding the Alarm Associations node (inside the Alarm
Configuration node) on the left-hand side of the display area and then clicking on the Video Loss node. Use this
screen to configure ten monitor/alarm contact association tables which are used to define which individual monitors will
display which individual video loss alarms.
The video loss alarms are listed by the port reference of the video input (with pseudo number also shown). In the port
reference, the first character refers to the matrix to which the video input is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary
unit) and the second character is the video input port number on that matrix (1-48).
Monitors are listed on the horizontal axis by monitor identification number, with port references in brackets. In the port
reference, the first character refers to the matrix to which the monitor is connected (X = primary unit, A-F = secondary
unit) and the second and third characters are the video output port number on that matrix (1-16).
Ensure that the required association table number is selected from the Choose Alarm Association Set screen and
then follow the steps below to configure the monitor/alarm contact associations:
1. Click the Video Loss tab.
2. Double-click in the appropriate cell. A drop down list is displayed. For example in the figure above, an association
between the video loss alarm A10 and monitor 4 (X04) is currently selected.
3. To specify that the video loss alarm should be associated with this monitor, use the drop down list to select the tick
symbol. To specify that no association should be made between the alarm and monitor, use the drop down list to
select the cross symbol.
It is also possible to use the drag down method to change multiple fields in a column to the same setting. Select the
required option in the uppermost field and then click and drag the cursor over the fields below that are to be set the
same. Press the Enter key to copy the setting to the highlighted fields.
4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make additional changes.
Note
By default, there is no association between any video loss alarm and monitor. However, each connected video loss
alarm should be associated with at least one monitor. Without this association, any video or on-screen message that is
set to be shown when the alarm is triggered will not be displayed.
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Appendix A: Software License Agreement
1. General. Software is being licensed to the Customer pursuant to the following terms and conditions, which supplement
any purchase or lease agreement (the “Equipment Agreement”) between Customer and Sensormatic Electronics
Corporation (“SEC”). By accepting receipt of, or by using, such Software, the Customer agrees to be bound by the
terms of this Software License Agreement (the “License Agreement”). The term “Software” means all computer
programs, instructions, data and databases, in any form or on any media, supplied by SEC (or its suppliers) to
Customer and all current and future versions, revisions, updates, upgrades and new releases thereof. Except as
otherwise provided in this License Agreement, the terms and conditions of the Equipment Agreement apply to the
Software, the related technical and user manuals (“Documentation”) and the license provided herein.
2. License. SEC licenses the Software and the Documentation to Customer, for the license fee(s) set forth (or included
in the product prices set forth) in the Equipment Agreement and subject to the terms and conditions of this License
Agreement. The license is non-exclusive and is limited by the terms of this License Agreement. Customer may not
transfer the license except to a party to whom the equipment is transferred and then only with the written consent of
SEC. The Software and Documentation are being licensed and not sold or leased to Customer. SEC or its suppliers
who have authorized SEC to sublicense certain of the Software and Documentation retain ownership of the Software
and Documentation. The Software is being licensed for use only on (i) a single computer (A) owned or leased by
Customer and identified in the Equipment Agreement or (B) otherwise identified in the Documentation as compatible
with the Software, or (ii) a back-up machine if and so long as such computer becomes temporarily inoperable.
3. Term. The term of the license is perpetual, except that it will terminate automatically if Customer sells or otherwise
disposes of the Software or its related equipment or Customer breaches any provision of this License Agreement or
the Equipment Agreement. If the license terminates, SEC will have the right to take possession of all copies of the
Software and Documentation in the possession of Customer or to require Customer to destroy all such copies and
certify such destruction in writing to SEC.
4. Ownership. Customer agrees and acknowledges that (i) SEC (or its suppliers) is the sole owner of the Software
and Documentation (including all copies thereof, in whatever form or media, delivered to or made by Customer) and
all patent, copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect thereto and (ii) the Software and Documentation
constitute valuable trade secrets, confidential information and proprietary properties of SEC and its suppliers.
Accordingly, Customer agrees that it will have no rights in the Software or Documentation other than those granted
under this License Agreement and agrees to abide by the restrictions on its use of the Software and Documentation
set forth in Section 5 of this License Agreement.
5. Use and Copies. Customer may use the Software and Documentation only in conjunction with the other equipment
identified in the Equipment Agreement, as part of the access control, closed circuit television or other security
system being acquired from SEC and for Customer’s internal business purposes. SEC will furnish the Software to
Customer solely in object code form.
Customer may make up to 2 copies of the Software solely for back-up and archival purposes. Customer will not
remove or modify the copyright and other proprietary notices and legends of SEC and its suppliers contained in the
Software and Documentation and will reproduce all such notices and legends on all copies of the Software made by
Customer. Customer may not make copies of the Documentation, but may obtain additional copies of the
Documentation from SEC at its established rates. Except as permitted above, copying of the Software and
Documentation is forbidden.
Customer will not sell, assign, sublicense or transfer this license or sell or otherwise transfer the Software or
Documentation (or any portion thereof) to others. Customer will maintain the Software and Documentation in
confidence and not disclose any data or other information contained in the Software or Documentation to any party,
except for Customer’s employees and agents who require access to the Software for the purposes of Customer’s
internal business and who use it in accordance with the terms of this License Agreement. Customer will not use the
Software for the provision of time-sharing services to others. Customer will not modify the Software or decompile,
disassemble or otherwise reverse engineer the Software and will not have the right to create derivative works of the
Software, including, without limitation, translated or localized versions of the Software. Customer will not export or
re-export the Software or the Documentation or any portion thereof without appropriate United States or foreign
governmental licenses.
Customer will implement appropriate measures, such as the requirement that employees and others permitted
access to the Software enter into appropriate non-disclosure agreements, to satisfy its obligations hereunder and,
generally, will treat the Software and Documentation with the same degree of care and confidentiality which Customer
provides for its own confidential information. Customer acknowledges that it may be held legally responsible for any
copyright infringement or trade secret violation that is caused, in whole or in part, by its failure to abide by the terms
of this License Agreement. Since unauthorized transfer, use or disclosure of the Software and Documentation would
diminish their value to SEC and its suppliers, who would have no adequate remedy at law if Customer breaches its
obligations under this License Agreement, SEC and its suppliers (who are direct and intended beneficiaries of this
License Agreement) will be entitled to injunctive relief, in addition to such other remedies and relief that would be
available to them in the event of such a breach.
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6. Limited Warranty; Limitation of Liability. The provisions of the Equipment Agreement respecting maintenance
and warranty will not apply to the Software or the Documentation, unless specifically stated otherwise and agreed to
in writing by both parties. SEC’s sole warranties with respect to the Software and Documentation are that (i) SEC
has title to the Software and Documentation and/or the right to grant Customer the license set forth in this License
Agreement and (ii) the magnetic media on which the Software is recorded is free from defects in materials and
workmanship under normal use. SEC’s sole obligation under this warranty will be to replace any defective media
returned to it free of charge. The period of this warranty will be 12 months from the date of the Equipment Agreement
(the “Warranty Period”).
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION 6, SEC DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE OR THE DOCUMENTATION OR THEIR OPERATION OR USE, INCLUDING,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE OR USE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE
ABOVE EXCLUSION DOES NOT APPLY IN SUCH STATES. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL
RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
SEC AND ITS SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND FRANCHISEES WILL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR
ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS
INFORMATION OR PROFITS OR OTHERWISE) SUFFERED BY CUSTOMER, ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES OR
AGENTS OR ANY OTHER PERSON ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO
USE THE SOFTWARE OR THE DOCUMENTATION, OR THE MAINTENANCE OR SUPPORT THEREOF, EVEN IF
THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SEC neither assumes nor authorizes
any employee, agent or franchisee to assume for SEC any other liability in connection with the license, use or
performance of the Software or Documentation.
Customer is solely responsible for the selection of the Software to achieve Customer’s intended results, for the
conformity of the computer on which the Software is run to SEC’s specifications or requirements and for the
maintenance of such computer in good working order and repair. SEC’s suppliers do not warrant the Software,
assume any liability regarding the use of the Software or undertake to provide any maintenance, support or information
regarding the Software.
7. U.S. Government Restricted Rights. The Software and Documentation are provided with restricted rights. Use,
duplication or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraphs (c)(1)(ii) of
the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software Clause of Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Supplement
(DFARS) 252.227-7013 or in subparagraph (g)(3)(i) of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 52.227-14, Alternate
III, as applicable.
8. Indemnity. SEC will defend and hold Customer harmless from any claim, action, suit or proceeding brought against
Customer to the extent that it is based on a claim that the use of the Software, as such, in accordance with this
License Agreement and not as a result of the combination thereof with any other article, computer software or
process, constitutes an infringement of any United States patent or copyright or the violation of any trade secret, if
SEC is notified thereof promptly after its commencement and is given control of the defense thereof and any
negotiations for its settlement and full cooperation by Customer.
SEC will pay all damages and costs awarded against Customer in connection with any such claim, except that SEC
will not be liable for any amounts paid under any compromise or settlement made without its consent. If the Software
is either claimed or held to infringe or violate any patent or copyright, SEC may, at its sole option and expense, and
Customer will permit SEC to, procure for Customer the right to continue using the Software or modify it so that it
becomes non-infringing or replace it with a non-infringing counterpart. If neither of such alternatives is available on
terms which are reasonable in SEC’s judgment, Customer will return all copies of the Software and Documentation
in the possession of Customer to SEC, at SEC’s request, and SEC will refund a reasonable portion of the license
fees paid by Customer to SEC. This Section 8 sets forth SEC’s entire liability regarding infringement and the like.
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Appendix B: Software Upgrade and Licensing
It is possible to upgrade existing MegaPower 48 units to MegaPower 48+ units by purchasing a software upgrade from
American Dynamics. The software upgrade can then be installed by following the instructions that accompany the
software.
Once installed, it is necessary to obtain a licence key which can then be used to verify the upgrade. To do this, follow the
steps below:
1. In the Easy48 utility, go to the Multi-Matrix screen and enter the IP details of the upgraded matrix into the Primary
Matrix Configuration section of the screen. Data can only be uploaded and downloaded to a primary matrix.
2. Go to the Upload dialog (see page 10).
3. Select the Upload Licence Key option from the Upload Task drop down list.
4. Click the Upload button.
Details of the current licensing information will be uploaded from the matrix to Easy48. Make a note of the current
licence key and the MAC address.
5. Contact American Dynamics Technical Support or go to the American Dynamics website at
www.americandynamics.net. When you provide the MAC address of the upgraded matrix to American Dynamics,
you will be issued with a new licence key.
6. In Easy48, go to the Download dialog (see page 9).
7. Select the Download Licence Key option from the Download Task drop down list.
8. Enter the new licence key into the Licence Key field.
9. Click the Download button.
The new licence key is downloaded to the matrix. The matrix can now be used as a MegaPower 48+ unit.
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