Shepherd wireless user`s guide
Shepherd
User Guide
Contents
This user guide describes how to setup, install and operate the Shepherd. Please read it carefully before commencing
installation of the product.
Statement ............................................................................................. 4
FCC Interference Statement ........................................................................................... 4
FCC Radiation Exposure Statement............................................................................... 5
Manufacturer's Disclaimer Statement ............................................................................. 5
1. System Introduction........................................................................ 6
1.1 Features ................................................................................................................... 7
1.2 Configuration ............................................................................................................ 8
2. System Hardware .......................................................................... 10
2.1 Package Contents .................................................................................................. 10
2.2 Hardware Connections ........................................................................................... 11
2.3 LED Panel .............................................................................................................. 15
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3. System Setup and Configuration ................................................ 17
3.1 Installing MagicLink ................................................................................................ 17
3.2 Configuring the WTX5800 Transmitter and WRX5800 Receiver............................ 20
Re-configuring the WTX5800 Transmitter ................................................................................... 20
Configuration Default Settings..................................................................................................... 27
Re-configuring the WRX5800 Receiver ...................................................................................... 34
4. System Hardware Assembly and Installation............................. 35
4.1 System Location ..................................................................................................... 35
4.2 System Assembly ................................................................................................... 39
Before Commencing Installation ................................................................................................. 39
Pole Mounting ............................................................................................................................. 40
Wall Mounting ............................................................................................................................. 41
4.3 Aligning the Transmitter and Receiver .................................................................... 43
5. Trouble Shooting........................................................................... 46
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Statement
FCC Interference Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This 5.8GHz Wireless video system has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used according to the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which is found by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment or device.
Connect the equipment to an outlet other than the Receiver's.
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Consult a dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for assistance.
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FCC Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment
should be installed and operated with minimum distance 23cm between the radiator and your body.
Manufacturer's Disclaimer Statement
The information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part
of vendor. No warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, is made with respect to the quality, accuracy or
fitness for any particular purpose of this document. The manufacturer reserves the right to make change to the content
of this document and/or the products associated with it at any time without obligation to notify any person or
organization. In no event will the manufacturer be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential
damages arising out of the use or inability to use this product or documentation, even if advised of the possibility of
such damages. This document contains materials protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of this
manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means or for any purpose without express written
consent of its authors. Product names appearing in this document are mentioned for identification purposes only. All
trademarks, product names or brand names appearing in this document are registered property of their respective
owners.
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1. System Introduction
The DeryTech Shepherd represents an all new, high performance, cost effective digital based wireless surveillance
camera transmission system. Offering exceptional bandwidth and serial data transmission, the Shepherd brings a
wireless capability to all traditional fixed cameras and supplies built-in remote control to PTZ dome cameras via an
RS485 full-duplex / half-duplex interface, providing a first-rate solution for remote and hard-to-reach camera locations.
The Shepherd uses the latest digital wireless OFDM modulation in the less crowded (and unlicensed) 5GHz radio
band, providing transmission rates that significantly reduce signal interference and, being full-duplex, supplying a very
stable wireless link, which, combined with our image processing software, delivers hi-definition, full-motion, no-ripple
video up to 10 Km line-of-sight. Furthermore, the Shepherd offers considerably improved data security via either AES
or RC4 key encryption when used in conjunction with our proprietary MagicLink software, and it’s bi-directional,
full-duplex digital transmission allows the system to provide full joystick remote control of RS485 based PTZ cameras.
The Shepherd has also been designed for ease-of-use and flexibility. The MagicLink software makes configuring the
Shepherd a quick and simple task, allowing for the selection of personalized encryption keys, the setting-up of the PTZ
interface and a choice of transmission ranges for improved image quality. Where transmission of over 10 kilometers is
required or the signal path needs to change direction, two or more Shepherds can be connected in series using the
Repeater Mode. The Shepherd is also set-up to support Power over Ethernet (PoE), eliminating the need for an AC
power supply and associated cabling, making installation easier and cheaper.
Overall, the Shepherd provides a versatile, all-in-one wireless transmission solution for CCTV and traffic surveillance
needs, offering superb performance in all environments and weather conditions, and providing integrators and
installers with a system that is easy to set-up, simple to install and straight-forward to operate, whilst offering time and
money saving flexibility.
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1.1 Features
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Wireless transmission for real time video up to 10 Km
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5GHz OFDM for reduced interference
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Data Rates of up to 54 Mbps
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Full Duplex provides a stable wireless link
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Digital Image Processing cuts out signal ripple and snow
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Advanced security provided by either AES or RC4 key encryption
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Proprietary serial data transmission for RS485 Full-Duplex & Half-Duplex PTZ control
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User-selectable transmission power and distance
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MagicLink software for system configuration
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Supports NTSC/PAL (D1 resolution at 30 fps)
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No signal interference between cameras
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PoE power source option
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Easy installation and mounting
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1.2 Configuration
Figure 1a A standard wireless configuration using the Shepherd.
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Figure 1b PoE power source configuration
NOTE: The PD unit is integrated into the Shepherd. A fully compatible PSE unit may be
purchased from DeryTech. For safety reasons, the PSE unit must be located indoors.
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2. System Hardware
2.1 Package Contents
ShepherdTM
Transmitter x 1, Receiver x 1
Antenna
23dBi panel antenna X 2
MagicLink
CD-Rom
Power Adapter
X2
RCA/BNC Line
Fully Assembled
User Manual
Soft Copy
Warranty Card
X1
Mounting Brackets
X 2 sets
NOTE: If any of the above items are damaged or missing,
please contact your dealer immediately.
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2.2 Hardware Connections
Figure 2a
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(1) Power Input
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Connects to the 12 Vdc / 2A Female power connector
(2) Video Cable (BNC-Female) (silver)
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Designed to mate with standard BNC Female camera connector. This input accepts 75ohm video in both
NTSC and PAL formats
(3) & (4) Audio Cables (Female)- Right (red) & Left (white)
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Designed to mate with standard RCA Female “Lineout” audio source connectors on camera. Each input
accepts 1 Vpp audio input and is terminated with 600ohm unbalanced configuration
(5a) Full Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (TO+) (red cable)
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Connects to full-duplex PTZ system camera
(5b) Full Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (TO-) (orange cable)
z Connects to full-duplex PTZ system camera
(5c) Full Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (RI+) (yellow cable)
z Connects to full-duplex PTZ system camera
(5d) Full Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (RI-) (green cable)
z Connects to full-duplex PTZ system camera
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(6a) Half Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (T+) (brown cable)
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Connects to half-duplex PTZ system camera
(6b) Half Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (T-) (black cable)
z Connects to half-duplex PTZ system camera
(7) Ethernet Cable
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Connects to PC for configuring the Transmitter and Receiver using MagicLink software
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Connects to PSE unit for Power over Ethernet (PoE) option
(8) Video Cable (BNC-Female) (silver)
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Designed to mate with standard BNC Female TV connector. This input accepts with 75ohm video in both
NTSC and PAL formats
(9) & (10) Audio Cables (Female) - Right (red) & Left (white)
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Designed to mate with standard RCA Female “lineout” audio source connectors on TV. Each input accepts 1
Vpp audio input and is terminated with 600ohm unbalanced configuration
(11a) Full Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (TO+) (red cable)
z Connects to full-duplex PTZ system controller
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(11b) Full Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (TO-) (orange cable)
z Connects to full-duplex PTZ system controller
(11c) Full Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (RI+) (yellow cable)
z Connects to full-duplex PTZ system controller
(11d) Full Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (RI-) (green cable)
z Connects to full-duplex PTZ system controller
(12a) Half Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (T+) (brown cable)
z Connects to half-duplex PTZ system controller
(12b) Half Duplex RS485 Twisted-pair cable (T-) (black cable)
z Connects to half-duplex PTZ system controller
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2.3 LED Panel
Figure 2b
No.
LED
Color
Status
1
TX Power
Green
ON
Shepherd Transmitter power on
OFF
Shepherd Transmitter power off
ON
Shepherd Receiver power on
OFF
Shepherd Receiver power off
ON
1) The unit is in normal operation mode
2
3
RX Power
DIAG
Green
Green
Description
2) During firmware upgrade, the unit is writing the firmware into Flash ROM
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Blinking 1) The unit is in self-diagnostic mode.
2) During firmware upgrade, the unit is waiting for the Wireless Navigator to send
the firmware image
OFF
1) The unit is starting to boot up the system.
2) During firmware upgrade, the firmware upgrade process has been completed
4
5
6
7
8
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Green
Green
Green
Green
Green
ON
Strength 1: The Transmitter’s signal is successfully being received by the
Receiver (minimum strength)
OFF
No connection
ON
Strength 2: The Transmitter’s signal is successfully being received
OFF
No connection
ON
Strength 3: The Transmitter’s signal is successfully being received
OFF
No connection
ON
Strength 4: The Transmitter’s signal is successfully being received
OFF
No connection
ON
Strength 5: The Transmitter’s signal is successfully being received by the
Receiver (maximum strength)
OFF
No connection
Strength 1: only LED 4 on (minimum)
Strength 2: LED 4, 5 on
Strength 3: LED 4, 5, 6 on
Strength 4: LED 4, 5, 6, 7 on
Strength 5: LED 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 on (maximum)
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3. System Setup and Configuration
The Shepherd operates as a totally independent system and does not need to cooperate with other network systems.
Therefore, if all the Transmitter and Receiver default settings are to be used (for default settings, see Configuration
Settings on page 30), the system can be installed as a simple plug-and-play solution. However, we recommend that,
for security reasons, every Shepherd system is configured with its own unique security settings (using the MagicLink
software), and, if 2 or more Shepherd systems are used in a single area, it is vital that each be configured with its own
Data Encrypt Key and Connection ID.
To re-configure any of the default settings on the Shepherd, the MagicLink software should first be installed onto a
Windows-based PC or Notebook and then the system settings of the Transmitter and Receiver changed.
3.1 Installing MagicLink
MagicLink software allows users to re-configure the Shepherd via any Windows-based PC or Notebook. This section
describes how to install MagicLink to your PC.
1.
Insert the MagicLink Installation CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM drive. Run the SETUP.EXE program
from the CD-ROM. The following window will appear:
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Figure 3a
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The screen will show the default destination for the MagicLink software chosen by your computer's utility. If
you want to install MagicLink to another location, click the Browse button and select an alternative
destination.
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Click Next when you are ready to continue. The setup program will begin to install the programs into the
destination folder.
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2.
When MagicLink has been successfully installed, the following window will appear:
Figure 3b
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Click Finish to complete the installation.
NOTE: To remove MagicLink from your computer, find and open the MagicLink
folder in your desktop, select Uninstall, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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3.2 Configuring the WTX5800 Transmitter and WRX5800 Receiver
Having installed MagicLink to your computer, follow the procedures below to re-configure the settings in both your
WTX5800 Transmitter and WRX5800 Receiver.
Re-configuring the WTX5800 Transmitter
1.
Connect your computer to the Ethernet cable of the WTX5800 Transmitter.
Figure 3c
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2.
Connect the WTX5800 Transmitter to the power supply using either the power input or via the Ethernet cable and
a PoE PSE unit, and power on.
Figure 3d
NOTE: Using PoE power supply, the PD unit is integrated into the Shepherd. A fully
compatible PSE unit may be purchased from DeryTech. For safety reasons, the PSE unit
must be located indoors.
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3.
Check the status of the Local Network icon on the of Windows toolbar.
z The Windows OS is making the necessary connections when the icon is showing:
Figure 3e
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Do not yet open MagicLink.
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When the Windows OS has successfully connected, the icon will show:
Figure 3f
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Open MagicLink on your computer.
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4.
The following MagicLink configuration window will appear:
Figure 3g
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Click Get Connection.
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5.
Connecting to Device will appear in the dialog section.
Figure 3h
NOTE: If Connection Fail appears in the dialog section, check all cables are properly
connected and try again.
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6.
If the connection is successful, Connected will appear in the dialog section.
Figure 3i
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Enter your required Configuration Settings (see below for Default Settings).
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NOTE: All configuration settings must be the same for both the WTX5800
Transmitter and the WRX5800 Receiver, otherwise communication will fail.
NOTE: If the dialog section continues to show Connecting to Device and
does not change to Connected, check your Antivirus software, which might
view MagicLink as a virus. In your Antivirus Program Control Notice dialog,
select Permit Always.
Figure 3j
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Configuration Default Settings
Video Setup
Video System
Default Settings
To select NTSC or PAL video format.
NTSC
Security Setup
(Note: If two or more Shepherd sets are used in the same area, each set must be configured with its own
Encrypt Key and Connection ID settings to ensure the security of the connection)
Encrypt method
Select Encrypt method AES or RC4
AES
AES: The most secure wireless encryption available. The
system generates and exchanges keys dynamically, so
each data packet has its own key.
RC4: An encryption method that can be used with virtually
all wireless Lan clients.
Data Encrypt key
The Shepherd uses a 128-bit encryption key for both AES
derytech
and RC4. Input a key of 6~26 hexadecimal characters
(letters of the alphabet (case sensitive) or numbers). The
Data Encrypt Key cannot be left blank.
Connection ID
Input an ID of 1~ 8 hexadecimal characters [letters of the
derytech
alphabet (case sensitive) or numbers]. The Connection ID
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cannot be left blank.
Wireless Setup
Transmit Range
To select the approximate distance between the transmitter
(Km)
and receiver for an improved transmission link [Options:
10 Kilometers
1~10 kilometers].
Transmit Power
To select the transmit power level. [Options: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. (In 5 (maximum)
normal use, set to 5. When testing, if the TX and RX units
are very close (10m), reduce TX Power to avoid signal
saturation).
PTZ RS485 Setup (refer to the settings shown on the PTZ controller)
* These settings apply to both Full and Half Duplex systems
Baud Rate
Options: 9600, 11.4K, 19.2K, 38.4K
9600
Data Bit
Options: 7, 8
8
Parity
Options: None, Even, Odd
None
Stop Bit
Options: 1, 1.5, 2
1
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7.
After inputting the desired configuration settings, click Write Configuration. The following window will appear:
Figure 3k
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Wait for up to 1 minute for the settings to be written to the device.
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8.
When the dialog section shows Successfully, configuration has been completed.
Figure 3l
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Click Exit
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To complete re-configuration, re-boot the Shepherd by powering off then powering on again.
NOTE: If the dialog section shows Timeout; Please check, the configuration settings have
failed to write to the device. Check all connections and follow procedures 1~8 again.
Figure 3m
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9.
After Re-booting the Shepherd, open MagicLink again , and click Get Connection.
Figure 3n
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10. Check the configuration settings have been successfully updated.
Figure 3o
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Click Exit.
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11. Remove the Ethernet cable from your PC.
Re-configuring the WRX5800 Receiver
To re-configure the WRX5800 Receiver, follow procedures 1-11 for configuring the WTX5800 Transmitter above.
NOTE: Be sure to use the same settings for the WRX5800 Receiver as have been used for
the WTX5800 Transmitter. Take particular care when choosing and entering the Data Encrypt
Key and Connection ID.
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4. System Hardware Assembly and Installation
The Shepherd is a versatile and easy to use system, however, time and care should be taken when choosing suitable
camera, transmitter and receiver locations and during installation.
4.1 System Location
To obtain the best possible picture quality and transmission distance, follow these general rules of thumb:
1.
Mount the transmitter and receiver as high as possible to avoid human and mechanical traffic and to reduce
signal interference caused by the ground plane.
2.
Keep the transmission path as open as possible. Objects such as walls, roofs and anything metallic near the
transmission path may cause interference to the signal.
3.
Ensure the transmitter and receiver antennas are angled as close to perfect face-to-face alignment as
possible.
See the diagrams below.
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Mount the Transmitter and Receiver on poles to raise them above obstructions (as in B).
Figure 4a
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When locating Transmitters (and/or Receivers) on roof-tops, provide a clear line-of-sight and avoid the
possibility of signal multi-pathing by raising them on poles or locating them on the edge of the roofs (as in B).
Figure 4b
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The ground plane causes multi-pathing and can significantly affect distance.
Figure 4c
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4.2 System Assembly
The Shepherd transmitter and receiver units are easy to install on both poles and walls using our universal pole/wall
mounting brackets.
Before Commencing Installation
1.
Verify proper operation of the camera and monitor/DVR using cable before attempting to install the wireless
link.
2.
Verify proper operation of the Shepherd wireless link in a convenient location.
3.
Confirm that mounting poles and walls are strong enough to take the weight of the Shepherd units.
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Pole Mounting
Figure 4d
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Wall Mounting
Figure 4e
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1
ENCLOSURE
1pcs
2
BOLTS M8*18mm
4pcs
3
ROTATING BRACKET
1pcs
4
NUTS 1/4”
4pcs
5
SPRING WASHERS M6
4pcs
6
WASHERS
4pcs
7
MOUNTING BRACKET
1pcs
8
U-BOLTS 2 1/2”
2pcs
9
BASE COVER RUBBER SEAL
1pcs
10
BASE COVER
1pcs
11
CABLE GLAND
1pcs
12
BASE COVER SCREWS M3*8mm
7pcs
13
ANTENNA SCREWS M4*10mm
14
ANTENNA RUBBER SEAL
1pcs
15
ANTENNA
1pcs
16
WALL SCREWS
4pcs
17
WALL ANCHORS
4pcs
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4.3 Aligning the Transmitter and Receiver
Correct alignment of the antennas is critical for achieving optimum performance and transmission distance. The
longer the wireless video transmission range, the more important the alignment of the antennas becomes. For ranges
of over one kilometer, correct alignment is measured in only a few degrees, both up and down, and left to right.
Consider using a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) handset to determine the Transmitter and Receiver angles
accurately (using a GPS system allows a 10 Kilometer range to be aligned faster and more accurately than a 1
Kilometer range aligned “by eye”).
NOTE: When aligning the Transmitter and Receiver, hold the units in each adjusted position for
at least 3 seconds before checking the resulting signal / picture, as the system requires a short
time for the processing and transmission of the digital signal.
NOTE: After alignment has been completed, tighten the bolts so that the units are secure and
will not move in a strong wind.
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1.
To align antennas on the horizontal plane, carefully slacken the 2 bolts 2(a) attaching the Rotating Bracket to the
Mounting Bracket to allow horizontal movement. When correctly aligned, tighten the bolts.
Figure 4f
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2.
To align antennas on the vertical plane, carefully slacken the 2 bolts 2(b) attaching the Rotating Bracket to the
Enclosure and tilt the antenna up or down. When correctly aligned, tighten the bolts.
Figure 4g
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5. Trouble Shooting
1. NO PICTURE
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Check power is switched on for all units.
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Check all connections are tight and secure.
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Check the LED panel for signal strength.
z
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Check alignment of the Transmitter and Receiver.
Verify proper operation of the camera and monitor using cable.
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Verify proper operation of the Shepherd wireless link in a convenient location.
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Confirm the configuration settings for both the Transmitter and Receiver are the same and that no fields have
been left blank. Confirm Transmit Power is set at 5 (maximum).
2.
PICTURE NOT CLEAR (This indicates the signal is weak)
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When testing for proper operation of the Shepherd wireless link, if the Transmitter and Receiver are very
close together (10m or less), the system might suffer from signal saturation. Reduce the Signal Power in both
the TX and RX using MagicLink software. In normal operation, set to 5 (maximum)
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Check the LED panel for signal strength. Confirm Transmit Power is set to 5 (maximum)
z
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Verify all connections are tight and secure.
Confirm there are no obstructions between the Transmitter and Receiver (see below).
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Confirm there are no other possible causes of interference (see below).
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Check the Transmitter and Receiver units are mounted at similar heights. There should be no more than a 10
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foot (3 meters) variance in height.
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Check the alignment of the Transmitter and Receiver. (Note that if the bolts used for fixing the alignment are
not properly tightened, the units may blow out of alignment in strong winds).
z
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Raise the height of the Transmitter and Receiver units.
Use MagicLink to increase the Range in both the Transmitter and Receiver units.
z
Move the Transmitter and Receiver closer together.
Possible obstructions and other causes of interference.
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Water or anything with water in it, including people and other living things, snow, rain etc. can all reduce the
transmission distance.
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Metals and anything containing metal—steel-reinforced concrete (rebar), metal window screens and
tool-room cages, aluminum siding and wall insulation foil, even metallic paints, metallic wallpapers and
mirrors will affect the quality of the signal.
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Lead windows kill radio transmission, as do windows with a UV protective coating or metallic energy-saving
film.
z
Other materials such as brick, drywall or wood, also cut down on the signal, depending on their water
content.
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High Voltage transmission lines may cause interference to the signal.
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AC generators in close proximity to the Transmitter or Receiver may cause interference lines in the picture.
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3. PICTURE TOO DARK
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Make sure that monitors and other peripheral equipment connected to the video source are set to high
impedance termination since the Transmitter has a built-in 75ohm termination.
4. PICTURE TOO BRIGHT
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Make sure the Receiver video output line is terminated with 75ohm.
5. CANNOT CONTROL PTZ
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Check the twisted cable + and – are connected correctly.
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Check the RS485 PTZ settings in the Transmitter and Receiver are the same as on the PTZ Controller.
6. PTZ CONTROL IS NOT SMOOTH
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Check the RS485 twisted cables’ connections are good.
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If the connection distance between the PTZ Controller and the Receiver is too long, reduce the baud rate on
both the PTZ Controller and on the Shepherd Transmitter and Receiver.
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