Chapter 2: Operating the OMNICARD System

Chapter 2: Operating the OMNICARD System
MegaPower 168
Supplement for
Recorder Control and
Macro Programming
Copyright 2002, Sensormatic® Electronics Corporation
MegaPower 168
Matrix Switcher / Controller System
Supplement for Recorder Control and
Macro Programming
Copyright 2002
All rights reserved
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MegaPower™, Sensormatic®, and the Sensormatic logo are registered trademarks
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Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks
of other companies.
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................................................ 1
System Keyboards ..................................................................................................................................................... 1
BASIC USER TASKS....................................................................................................................................................... 1
Selection of Monitor or VCR Mode ...................................................................................................................... 1
VCR MODE OPERATIONS ............................................................................................................................................... 1
Selecting Video Recorders ..................................................................................................................................... 1
ADVANCED USER TASKS............................................................................................................................................ 2
Programming Macros .............................................................................................................................................. 2
Macro Examples........................................................................................................................................................ 2
Advanced Macro Examples ........................................................................................................................................ 3
Synchronization of Macro Programming................................................................................................................. 3
Keyboard to CPU Transfer ....................................................................................................................................... 3
CPU to Keyboard Transfer ....................................................................................................................................... 4
Deleting Macros ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
SYSTEM OPTIONS MENU ................................................................................................................................................. 4
Peripheral Interface Port (PIP) ............................................................................................................................ 4
PORTS ............................................................................................................................................................................ 5
APPENDIX A: KEYBOARD FEATURES COMPARISON........................................................................................ 7
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Introduction
MegaPower 168 is a matrix switcher/controller system with a broad range of functionality. System features for release
3.30 include:
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Video recorder control through keyboard
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Macro programming & control through keyboard
System Keyboards
Operation and programming of MegaPower 168 is accomplished through commands entered on a system keyboard. AD
system keyboards available for release 3.30 include AD2079, ADTTE Touch Trackers®, and AD2088.
The basic operating procedures for each of these keyboards are virtually identical. Access to different task and
programming levels is controlled by a keyswitch on the AD2079 and AD2088 models. On the ADTTE, access is
determined by a key-controlled “system lock” and password procedure.
Because the AD2088 provides the most extensive feature set of the currently available keyboards, MegaPower 168
operation and programming will be discussed with reference to the AD2088 keyboard layout. For a comparison chart of
each keyboard model’s feature set, see Appendix A.
Basic User Tasks
(keyswitch in AD2088 Operate Position)
Selection of Monitor or VCR Mode
Video recorder control can only be implemented with the AD2088 keyboard. The following instructions refer solely to
operations with the AD2088.
The AD2088 can be operated in either of two modes – Monitor or VCR. The current mode of operation is indicated by a
dash appearing on the Monitor/VCR display. If the dash is positioned directly below the display’s monitor label, the unit
is in Monitor mode. If the dash is positioned directly above the display’s VCR label, the unit is in VCR mode.
Monitor mode operations can be performed on any of the currently available AD keyboards.
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To select VCR mode, press the VCR key.
• To select Monitor mode, press the MON key.
If the user does not enter a number prior to pressing either the VCR or MON keys, the keyboard remembers the number
of the last VCR or monitor selected prior to toggling to the alternate mode.
VCR Mode Operations
(keyswitch in operate position)
Selecting Video Recorders
To initiate VCR control, the operator performs the following actions:
1. Type a VCR number of up to four digits (maximum number = 2048) on the numeric keypad.
2. Press the VCR key.
In VCR mode, a horizontal line segment appears above the VCR display label.
When VCR mode is selected, the multi-function keys (labeled “auxiliary”, “iris”, “focus”, and “task”) switch to their
VCR functions (Play, Record, Eject, Pause, Stop, Fast Forward, and Rewind).
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The VCR number appears in the MONITOR/VCR display.
3. Select a VCR function by pressing the appropriate key.
VCR
FUNCTION
KEY
LABEL
STOP
OFF
RECORD
ON
PAUSE
CLOSE
PLAY
OPEN
REWIND
NEAR
FAST FORWARD
FAR
EJECT
ACK
To return to the monitor mode of operation, press the MON key. The MegaPower 168 system will remember the number
of the last video recorder selected prior to toggling the mode.
Advanced User Tasks
(keyswitch in AD2088 PROGRAM position)
This section provides step-by-step instructions for keyboard operations performed with the keyswitch in the PROGRAM
position. In this mode, you can set presets, scratch-pad tours, patterns, and macros.
Programming Macros
There are eight keys on the AD2088 keyboard used for macros. A macro performs a sequence of switching system
operations by entering a numeric identifier and pressing a single macro key. The macro key caps have user-selected
labels that identify locations or general functions.
A macro can consist of up to 21 keystrokes. Up to 1000 different macros can be divided among the eight keys.
To program a macro:
1. Turn the keyswitch to the Program position.
2. Enter the number of the macro (range = 1-1000).
Note: Each macro key can have multiple switching sequences and therefore multiple numbers associated with the
key. The maximum number of switching sequences that can be assigned to the eight macro keys = 1000.
Numbering for each key can start at “1”, but it is not necessary to assign numbers in exact sequence.
3. Press the macro key to be programmed. The macro number appears in the CAMERA display and a keystroke
counter starting at 21 appears in the MONITOR/VCR display.
4. Enter the keystrokes that comprise the macro.
5. After entering the macro keystrokes, press the macro key to conclude the programming sequence.
Macro Examples
Example 1: [1] [Blackjack] = [1], [0], [0], [0], [CAMERA], [1], [0], [PRESET], [Blackjack].
Example 1 contains eight keystrokes. Pressing “1” on the numeric keypad, and then pressing the macro key “Blackjack”
calls camera 1000 with preset 10 to the currently selected monitor. Bear in mind, the macro key “Blackjack” is not
limited to one macro sequence, nor is it confined to one particular kind of switching function. See examples 2 and 3
following.
Example 2: [2], [Blackjack] = [1], [0], [RUN], [ACK], [HOLD], [Blackjack].
Once programmed, selecting “2, Blackjack” calls Tour 10, and holds the tour on its first entry. The operator can then
step through the tour manually by using the NEXT or LAST keys.
Example 3: [3], [Blackjack] = [1], [0], [SALVO], [Blackjack].
Once programmed, selecting “3, Blackjack” calls Salvo 10, which could consist of multiple views of the same blackjack
table, or multiple views of different blackjack tables.
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Example 4: [5], [ALT] = [6], [CAM], [10], [PRESET], [ALT].
Once programmed, selecting “5, ALT” calls Camera 6 with Preset 10 to the selected monitor. This preset provides an
alternate view of the same subject that Camera 5 is viewing.
Note: Here is an example where the number of the macro provides a clue as to the camera being
referenced.
Advanced Macro Examples
In the following examples, the “0” key is used as a software shortcut. The “0” key defines a numeric entry as being the
value previously displayed on the ENTER key prior to pressing the macro key.
Example 1 (“Quick Switch”):
[□] = [1], [MON], [0], [CAM], [□]
Once programmed, entering a camera number, and then pressing the [□] macro key causes the selected camera to switch
to Monitor 1. The symbol “□” represents a monitor, and enables a macro quick switch. This macro will enable an
operator to reduce the number of keystrokes required to call a camera to a monitor, while also unburdening the operator
from having to remember the number of the monitor that has to be addressed. This application is for operators who
consistently utilize certain monitors at their workstations.
Example 2 (“Quick Ack”):
[10],[ALM]=[1],[0],[MON],[ACK], [0],[MON],[ALM]
Once programmed, selecting [10], [ALM] causes Monitor 10, which is an armed monitor, to be called. If an alarm is
displayed on the monitor, it is then cleared automatically, and then the monitor in use prior to the alarm is recalled. The
application of this macro is appropriate for operators working with multiple monitors who want to quickly acknowledge
alarms.
Note: The arming type selected must have the option for manual acknowledgment.
Example 3 (“Indexed Tour”):
[Index] = [0], [CAM], [1], [HOLD], [ACK], [Index]
Entering a camera number, and then pressing the {Index} macro key, will start and hold on System Tour 1. The tour will
be held on the tour entry that corresponds to the camera number entered. If the camera number entered is not a valid tour
entry, the tour will start and hold on the first entry of the tour.
Synchronization of Macro Programming
Synchronization is the term used to describe the transfer of macros from one keyboard to another. Thus, if a system
includes multiple keyboards, some or all of which are to have the same macros, it is only necessary to program the
macros once on a single keyboard, and then copy the macros to the other system keyboards through the synchronization
process.
Synchronization is accomplished by using battery backed RAM in the system CPU to temporarily hold a set of macros.
The user then performs a “PUT” or a “GET”. A “PUT” transfers macros from the programmed keyboard to the system
CPU. A “GET” transfers macros from the CPU to another keyboard.
To synchronize macros with other AD2088 keyboards, the operator must perform the following actions:
Keyboard to CPU Transfer
1.
2.
3.
4.
Complete the macro programming on one keyboard.
Set the keyboard and corresponding MegaPower 168 port to the appropriate baud rate.
Initiate the macro transfer from keyboard to CPU by pressing [998], [F2]. The LED display will show the message
“TO CPU” under the Monitor and Camera sections.
To proceed with the transfer, press ACK. To cancel the action, press CLEAR. Pressing any other key will generate a
beep indicating an invalid keystroke. If ACK is selected, the LED display will display the message “TO CPU 0”
under the Monitor, Camera, and Enter sections.
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The number in the ENTER display indicates the percentage of macros successfully transferred to the keyboard. The
number starts at 0 and increases in increments of 10, up to 100 percent. With the keyboard set to 9600 baud and
connected directly to the CPU, the transfer will take up to three minutes. With the keyboard set at 1200 baud and
connected through a Port Expander set at 4800 baud, the transfer will take up to 12 minutes. During the transfer, any
keystroke will generate a beep (invalid keystroke). When the transfer is complete (the number “100” appears in the
ENTER display), the ENTER display will then show the message “DONE”. After the word “done” appears,
pressing any key will remove the word from the LED display.
CPU to Keyboard Transfer
1.
2.
Set the receiving keyboard and the CPU to the appropriate baud rates.
Initiate the MegaPower 168 CPU to keyboard transfer by pressing [999], [F2]. The LED display will show the
message “FROM CPU” under the Monitor and Camera sections.
3. To proceed with the transfer, press ACK. To cancel the action, press CLEAR. Pressing any other key will generate a
beep indicating an invalid keystroke. If ACK is selected, the LED display will show the message “FROM CPU 0”
under the Monitor, Camera, and Enter sections.
4. The number in the ENTER display indicates the percentage of macros successfully transferred to the keyboard. The
number starts at 0 and increases in increments of 10, up to 100 percent.
With the keyboard set to 9600 baud and connected directly to the CPU, the transfer will take up to three minutes.
With the keyboard set at 1200 baud and connected through a Port Expander set at 4800 baud, the transfer will take
up to 12 minutes. During the transfer, any keystroke will generate a beep (invalid keystroke).
When the transfer is complete (the number “100” appears in the ENTER display), the ENTER display will then show the
word “DONE”. After the word “done” appears, pressing any key will remove the word from the LED display.
Deleting Macros
If the keyboard is moved from one location to another, it may be appropriate to delete all previously programmed
macros. To delete all macros, hold down the SITE and F2 keys while unplugging and re-plugging the keyboard cable at
the bottom of the unit.
System Options Menu
SYSTEM
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3.
SYSTEM OPTIONS
TIME AND DATE
PORTS
RETURN MAIN
In this menu the user can enable or disable the Peripheral Interface Port (PIP) for control and monitoring of video
recorders.
Peripheral Interface Port (PIP)
Note:
PIP port cannot be set by the S3 software v1.30.
To enable or disable the Peripheral Interface Port (PIP)
1. Move the cursor to Peripheral Interface Port.
2. Press the ENTER key to step through the available ports and the DISABLED option.
3. Press the NEXT key to accept the selection and move to the next field.
Note: If the Peripheral Interface Port is enabled, PIP parameters must be programmed through the PORTS menu.
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Press the EXIT key to return to the previous menu.
Ports
The Ports menu configures the baud rate, data bits, parity, stop bits, and port use for each of the MegaPower 168
system’s eight RS-232 ports.
Note:
Once selections for a port have been made, do not change the settings unless the corresponding RS-232 device
is also changed.
PORT - 02
BAUD - 9600
DATA BITS - 8
PARITY - NONE
STOP BITS - 1
PORT USE - PIP
To select a port for configuration:
1. Select Port which will be set for PIP in the Systems Options menu
2. Move the cursor to the PORT line at the top of the menu.
3. Enter the appropriate port number (2-8 for PIP).
4. Press the ENTER key to display the port’s current parameters.
Baud selects the baud rate for the port.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Move the cursor to the BAUD line.
Press the ENTER key to step through the baud rates (300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19,200, 38,400 bps).
Set Baud to 9600.
Press the NEXT key to make the appropriate selection and move to the next field.
Data bits selects the number of data bits.
1. Move the cursor to the data bits field.
2. Press the ENTER key to toggle the selections (“7” and “8”).
3. Set data bits to 8.
4. Press the NEXT key to make the appropriate selection and move to the next field.
Parity selects the data parity.
1. Move the cursor to the parity field.
2. Press the ENTER key to step through the three selections (“NONE”, “ODD”, “EVEN”).
3. Set parity to NONE.
4. Press the NEXT key to make the appropriate selection and move to the next field.
Stop bits selects the number of stop bits.
1. Move the cursor to the stop bits line.
2. Press the ENTER key to toggle the selections (“1” or “2”).
3. Set stop bits to 1.
4. Press the NEXT key to make the appropriate selection and move to the next field.
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Port Use defines the device type connected to the port.
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Alarm is used for input of alarm signals to the MegaPower 168 CPU.
Keyboard enables keyboard control inputs to the port. For this use, set data bits to “8”, parity to “none”, and stop
bits to “1”. When a Port Expander is used, the port baud rate must be set to 4800, and the keyboards’ baud rate set
to 1200.
Terminal is used to upload and download system setup information from a PC. Select the terminal option when
using the S3 software package.
Printer outputs messages to an RS-232 serial printer.
Aux enables control of auxiliary devices through the RS-232 communications.
Peripheral Interface Port (PIP) enables communication with a video recorder network.
Note: The Peripheral Interface Port must be enabled through the System Options menu before port parameters
can be programmed for the PIP.
1. Move the cursor to the port use line.
2. Press the ENTER key to step through the port selections.
3. Press the NEXT key to make the appropriate selection and move to the next field.
Press the EXIT key to return to the previous menu.
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Appendix A: Keyboard Features Comparison
Several keyboards can be used with the MegaPower 168 system for release 3.30. Depending on the keyboard(s) installed
with the system, different features are available to the user. The table below provides a comparison of the different
keyboard features.
Keyboards
AD2088
AD2079
ADTTE
Alarm Acknowledge
Yes
Yes
Yes
Camera/Monitor Select
Yes
Yes
Yes
Remote Site Select
N/A
N/A
N/A
Variable Speed Pan/Tilt
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lens Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Auxiliary Control
Yes
Yes
Yes
Run Tours
Yes
Yes
Yes
Call Salvos
Yes
Yes
Yes
Call Presets
Yes
Yes
Yes
Run Patterns
Yes
Yes
Yes
Alarm Arming
Yes
Yes
Yes
Special Function Keys
Yes
Yes
Yes
Menu Programming
Yes
Yes
Yes
VCR & Monitor Modes
Yes
No
No
Power Interface
Transformer & Terminal Box
Transformer & Terminal Box
Transformer & EIM Module
Pan/Tilt Control
Joystick
Joystick
Tracker Ball
Keyswitch Control
Yes
Yes
No
Password Control
No
No
Yes
Multi-Language Display
No
No
Yes
VCR Control
Yes
No
No
Macro Programming
Yes
No
No
Synchronization
Yes
No
No
Menu Data Entry Key
Enter
Ack
Ack
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