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LTC 8900 Series
User Manual
EN Allegiant®
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Version 10.0
LTC 8900 | User Manual | Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
1
2
3
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
4
4.1
5
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
6
6.1
7
7.1
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9
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INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
THIS MANUAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
VIDEO MONITOR DISPLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Time / Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Monitor Title/System Status Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Monitor Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Broadcast Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Program Prompts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Camera Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Camera Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Video Loss Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
USER INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
User Priority Access Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
KEYBOARD OPERATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
System Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Switcher Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Controlling Camera Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Alarm Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Sequence Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Sequence Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
KEYBOARD USER FUNCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Cleaning the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
LTC 8900 CHARACTER SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
ERROR MESSAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
GLOSSARY OF TERMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
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LTC 8900 | User Manual | Introduction
1
INTRODUCTION
The LTC 8900 Allegiant Series is a video
switching/controller system designed to handle up to
4096 cameras and 512 monitors, in a full crosspoint
configuration. Although the LTC 8900 Series is a very
sophisticated product, it has been designed with the
novice user in mind. The system can be operated
using its default configuration, or it can be customized
using the PC-based software package.
The LTC 8900 Series Allegiant systems represent a
dramatic breakthrough in CCTV switcher/controllers,
and are backed by years of expertise in designing and
manufacturing closed-circuit video equipment.
The LTC 8900 Series Allegiant system provides the
following features:
19.
Integral video loss detection
20.
Satellite system configurations
21.
Restrictions for user/keyboard access to cameras
22.
Restrictions for user/keyboard access to
receiver/drivers
23.
Restrictions for user access to keyboard
24.
Restrictions for user/keyboard access to
monitors
25.
Programmable User names and ID numbers
26.
Programmable zoned alarm call-ups
27.
Advanced alarm features
28.
Programmable camera numbers
29.
Programmable receiver/driver functions on
alarm
1.
Full camera switching/control on all monitors
2.
Up to 120 keyboards
3.
Up to 2048 alarm inputs
30.
Programmable 128 Time Activated Events
4.
3 user-selectable pre-defined alarm response
modes
31.
Programmable receiver/driver functions in
sequences
5.
64 priority levels for on-site receiver/driver
control
32.
Monitor Broadcast messages
33.
Alarm title designations
6.
SalvoSwitching®
34.
Personal Computer-based system diagnostics
7.
256 programmable sequences
35.
Personal Computer-based system configuration
8.
Alarm call-up of pre-position scenes
9.
RS-232 interface ports for Computer, Logging
Printer, etc.
10.
Keyboard Logon/Logoff security function
11.
128 Users with selectable password security
12.
16-character camera titles and 12-character
monitor titles
13.
User-selectable 40-character camera titles using
3rd line of on-screen text.
14.
User-selectable 2-digit site plus 4-digit camera
number mode.
15.
Selectable time/date format
16.
Local keyboard test function
17.
Table and Sequence printout feature
18.
Selectable RS-232 communication parameters
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The LTC 8900 Series provides full control of on-site
receiver/driver units, including the AutoDome® Series
of integral pan/tilt/zoom dome cameras.
Add the LTC 8016/90 accessory unit to provide
communication capability with Dinion® and
AutoDome® cameras, using BilinxTM technology.
2
THIS MANUAL
Each section in this manual covers one aspect of the
system functions. System Operators should become
familiar with the Video Monitor Display section, User
Information section, Keyboard Operation section, and
Error Message sections. System Administrators should
become familiar with all operator sections, in addition
to the sections on, Keyboard User Functions, and
LTC 8900 CHARACTER SET table.
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LTC 8900 | User Manual | Video Monitor Display
Typically, various system parameters are configured
by the installer via the PC-based configuration
software package at installation. These programmable
options include entry of camera titles, user
information, alarm functions, lockout tables,
sequences, time events, and other operational
functions. These programmable features have a great
effect on system operation and operator privileges.
3
VIDEO MONITOR DISPLAY
The LTC 8900 Series systems feature an integral text
overlay with two or three rows of 24 characters each.
Over 4000 characters can be displayed. Refer to the LTC
8900 CHARACTER SET section for further details.
3.1
Time / Date
The time/date display is generated by the system CPU
microprocessor module. It is crystal controlled and
battery protected for one year (minimum) without power.
The display is updated once per second, and all monitors
update simultaneously. The time/date message is always
on the right-hand side of the video display, with the time
on the top line. Time displays hours, minutes, and
seconds, and can be set to either 12-hour or 24-hour
operation. The date is available in three user-selectable
formats:
1. U.S. Format: MM/DD/YY
2. International Format: DD/MM/YY
3. Asian Format: YY/MM/DD
NOTE: If no video signal is present, a new line will
appear stating: VIDEO NOT PRESENT.
The display is broken down into three areas as shown in
the FIGURE 1 below:
12-character System
Status Display or
Monitor Title
12- or 24-hour
Time Display
User-selectable
2-digit “Site”
Number Mode
PM
xx
XXXX Status/Title
12:00:00
Camera Title
11-26-90
Extended Camera Title/Monitor Title
Camera
Number
16-character
Camera Title
User-selectable
Third Line Mode
Figure 1 Monitor Overlay Display
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3 Selectable Date
Formats:
(MM-DD-YY,
DD-MM-YY,
YY-MM-DD)
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3.2
Monitor Title/System Status
Display
The monitor title/system status display area is a
12-column display to the right of the camera number. It
is unique on each monitor, and has different uses, some
of which may be user-selected via keyboard. These uses
are described below:
Format of Monitor Overlay s
System Status Display
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3.2.1
System Status Display
If this display is enabled (factory default), it allows the
Allegiant system to dynamically inform the user of system
status. The 12-column display is divided into smaller
message columns (per above figure), in which special
characters report the following:
Whether the switcher is running or stopped.
3.2.3
Location 4 - Monitor Arm Status Indication
In the MONITOR ARMED location, the characters SM
or DM will appear if the monitor is armed for alarm. SM
means that the monitor is a step or sequence monitor, and
will automatically step through multiple alarm videos. DM
indicates that the monitor is a display or review monitor,
which will collect alarm videos from one or more step
monitors.
When an alarm occurs, the alarmed camera s video will
replace the current display of the monitor. If the monitor
is not armed, this location is blank.
3.2.4
Location 5 - Camera Arm Status Indication
In the CAMERA ARMED location characters CA are
displayed if the camera being viewed is armed for alarm
on that monitor. If the alarm signal associated with this
camera becomes active, the camera will be displayed on
the appropriate armed monitors.
3.2.5
Location 6 - Error Indication
This location displays ERR when a user error occurs. The
specific error number appears in locations 7 and 8, and
also in the Camera Number Display field on the keyboard.
The display will return to normal after a few seconds, or
if the user presses ENTER on the keyboard.
Location 6 is also used to indicate the sequencing
direction when alarms occur. Possible character
combinations are:
The switcher s direction.
1. ^R: the alarms are sequencing in a forward
direction.
Whether a monitor or remote camera is locked.
2.
The alarm status of the camera and monitor.
3.2.2
Locations 1, 2, and 3 - Alarm Indication
When the monitor overlay is in Status Display mode,
locations 1 through 3 indicate whether a camera on the
monitor is in alarm. If the on-screen camera is currently
in alarm, an ALM message in a box will flash at this
location. A ** in a box means that a camera other than
the on-screen camera is in alarm. If no cameras are
currently in alarm on this monitor, these spaces are
blank. When a monitor has cameras in alarm, press
NEXT, RUN, or PREVIOUS on the keyboard to move
through the alarm sequencer rather than the regular
camera sequencer. The alarm switcher status will be
displayed in location 6 using symbols described.
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RV:
the alarms are sequencing in a reverse
direction.
3. ^S: the alarm sequencing has stopped, but if
started again, would sequence in a forward
direction.
4.
SV:
the alarm sequencing has stopped, but if
started again, would sequence in a reverse
direction.
 symbol
Location 6 can also be used to display a 
indicating pan/tilt/zoom-equipped cameras. Using the
PC-based Master Control Software or keyboard User
Functions 34 and 35, controllable cameras can be
individually configured to display a symbol in location
6 when viewed on a system monitor.
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3.2.6
Location 7 - Remote Lock Indication
This location will display characters RL to indicate that
control over the movements of the camera being viewed
have been locked by a user. Control over this camera is
now possible only by the user who locked the camera, or
has higher priority. If the camera is not locked, the icon is
not displayed. If a user error has occurred, this location
will temporarily hold part of the error number.
3.2.10 Location 12 - Sequence Status Indication
This location indicates the status of the sequence active in
the monitor. Possible character combinations are:
3.2.7
Location 8 - Monitor Lock Indication
This location will display characters ML to indicate that
the monitor has been locked by a user. The camera
currently being viewed cannot be changed except by the
user who locked the monitor, or has higher priority. If
the monitor is not locked, the icon will not be displayed.
If a user error has occurred, this location will temporarily
hold part of the error number.
3. ^S: the sequence is stopped, but if started again,
would sequence in a forward direction.
3.2.8
Location 9 - Sequence Type Indication
This location displays the type of sequence currently
loaded on the monitor. An absolute sequence is indicated by
the characters AS, meaning that monitors programmed in
the sequence program refer to the exact monitor(s) where
the sequence may be run. Sequences created via the
system keyboards are always of this type, so absolute
sequences are the only type possible in a base system.
Relative sequences are designated by the characters RS in
this location. These sequences will run on any monitor,
or group of monitors, and can only be programmed via
the Master Control Software on a PC.
3.2.9
Locations 10 and 11 - Sequence Number
The sequence number currently active for the monitor is
displayed here. This is a number between 1 and 60, or 00
to indicate that no sequence is loaded.
1. ^R: the current sequence is sequencing in a
forward direction.
2.
4.
3.3
RV:
the current sequence is sequencing in a
reverse direction.
SV:
the sequence is stopped, but if started again,
would sequence in a reverse direction.
Monitor Title
The monitor message is a stationary 12-character title
which may be placed on a monitor instead of the
System Status display. Specific monitor messages can
be programmed from either the keyboard
(see User Function 17 in SECTION 6) or the PC-based
Master Control Software.
3.4
Broadcast Message
A message can be sent by the operator of the PC, via the
PC-based Master Control Software, to all the monitors in
the system. This message may be up to 24 characters,
and can notify all users at all monitor locations of
important information. The message, along with its
beginning and ending time and date, is also printed on
the logging printer (if one is connected), as well as any
user acknowledgment. The broadcast duration may be set
for 1 to 60 seconds, and is displayed on a line by itself.
3.5
Program Prompts
During entry of sequence programming via the keyboard,
the Allegiant system prompts the user on the monitor his
keyboard is currently controlling. The display will return
to its previous form when the user leaves the programming
mode.
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3.6
Camera Number
The left-most display on the top line shows the systemgenerated camera number, and is always displayed. This
unique number identifies this camera when using the
keyboard for video call-ups. In base systems, this number
is the same as the numbered BNC connector that the
camera is plugged into on the rear of the bay (physical
camera number). However, the PC-based Master Control
Software package can be used to change this number to
any unique number between 1 and 9999. The option to
display a 2-digit site number above the 4-digit camera
number is user-selectable. This "6-digit Camera ID"
mode is especially useful when groups of cameras are
located in separate buildings, floors, or other common
areas.
3.7
Camera Title
The camera identification display (the first
16 characters of the lower line) is used to label each
camera. Each camera has its own title, displayed
whenever that camera is called up for viewing. A user
selectable option provides the ability to display a 3rd line
of on-screen text. This 3rd line can be configured to
display up to 24 additional camera title characters (40
characters total) or a 12-character monitor title. The title
characters can be entered from the keyboard via
keyboard User Function 9, or via the PC-based Master
Control Software.
3.8
Video Loss Detection
The Allegiant system is capable of detecting loss of video.
When the unit detects that an input has lost video, a
VIDEO NOT PRESENT message is displayed on the
respective monitor.
NOTE: It may take up to five seconds for the unit to
display the video loss message when a video source is
disconnected.
4
USER INFORMATION
There are 64 levels of user priority in the Allegiant
system. Each of the 128 users in the Allegiant system
has a default priority level assignment. These user
levels determine access to various system functions,
and user control prioritization of monitors and
pan/tilt/zoom-equipped camera sites. Generally, users
with higher priority (highest = 1) can regain control
over monitors or pan/tilt/zoom cameras locked by
another user.
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User
Default
Priority
Default
Number
Password
Level
Keyboard
1
2
2
2
64
64
64
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
64
64
64
64
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
64
64
64
64
63
64
None
None
64
64
None
None
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
(Continue Sequence)
63
63
64
64
65
65
66
66
(Continue Sequence)
127
127
128
128
The 64 priority level user assignments can be changed
using the PC-based Master Control Software package,
but for a base system, the table above shows the
default values set. Note that in base systems where the
login feature has not been selected, the first 64 user
numbers are automatically associated with a specific
keyboard port. This essentially sets the keyboard as
the priority determiner. Also shown in the table are
the default user passwords assigned to each user as the
system is shipped from the factory. Once a user is
logged-on to the system, the password can be changed
via keyboard User Function 10. Refer to Section 6
Keyboard User Functions.
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4.1
User Priority Access Table
The following table shows system function access for
the 64 levels of users.
Priority Levels
System Function
1
2 to 7
8 to 64
Switch Video On Monitors
Yes
Yes
Yes
Control Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lock Monitor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Lock Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Acknowledge Alarms
Yes
Yes
Yes
Perform Keyboard Test
Yes
Yes
Yes
Show Keyboard Number
Yes
Yes
Yes
Activate Keyboard Beeper
Yes
Yes
Yes
Change User Password
Yes
Yes
Yes
Program Sequences
Yes
Yes
No
Position Video Overlay Display
Yes
Yes
No
Set Overlay Display Brightness
Yes
Yes
No
5
KEYBOARD OPERATION
5.1
General
Primary operation of an Allegiant switcher is controlled
via the system keyboard. The 2 types of keyboards
available are:
Conventional LTC 8555 Series (incorporates
LEDs and pushbuttons)
IntuiKey model (uses dynamic LCD menu
screens)
General operation steps for both keyboard models follow.
Refer to the User Manual provided with the keyboard for
additional information.
As the system is supplied from the factory, various userselectable features have been set to a default state. Since
these features are user-selectable and can have a
significant effect on the system operation, note any
changes that may be in effect.
5.2
System Commands
5.2.1 Keyboard Login Procedure
Select Overlay Display Type
Yes
Yes
No
Set System Time/Date
Yes
Yes
No
Program Pre-positions
Yes
Yes
No
Set Time/Date Format
Yes
No
No
Set Camera and Monitor Titles
Yes
No
No
Enable Time Events
Yes
No
No
Enable 3-line Title Mode
Yes
No
No
Enable 6-digit Camera ID Mode
Yes
No
No
Enable Vertical Phase Set
Yes
No
No
Reset System
Yes
No
No
Printout Tables and Sequences
Yes
No
No
Default Monitor Overlay
Yes
No
No
Select Alarm Response Mode
Yes
No
No
Select Printer Mode
Yes
No
No
Designate Alarm Monitor Type
Yes
No
No
Select Keyboard Login
Yes
No
No
Select Console Login
Yes
No
No
Configure/Reset RS-232 Ports
Yes
No
No
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Keyboard modes:
Via Factory Default Settings, a keyboard is
ready for use as soon as power is applied to the
system.
The system operator must logon to a keyboard to
access the system. When a system is configured to
use the keyboard logon, operators must be preassigned a user number and password. Up to 128
user numbers are available, each having default
priority level. User specific priority levels can only
be changed via the PC-based LTC 8059 Master
Control Software (MCS) program. Refer to the
MCS manual for details.
If the logon feature is enabled and an operator is not
logged in, LED keyboards show flashing dashes in their
display. IntuiKey keyboards prompt for a user number
when entering the main Allegiant softscreen menu.
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Enter your assigned user number via the numeric keypad
and press ENTER. When prompted, enter the password.
Invalid passwords cause the keyboard to revert to its
initial state. Once the login is successful, the keyboard
will show camera and monitor numbers in its display.
Upon logging in, the monitor controlled by the keyboard
may automatically switch to a pre-assigned camera
number. This function is only applicable if enabled by
the system administrator (via the MCS package), and
may not function if the monitor is running a sequence,
and/or in an alarm condition.
NOTE: The information below applies to both
IntuiKey keyboards and LTC 8555 Series keyboards.
Where applicable, button designations specific to
IntuiKey keyboards will be shown in plain text.
Equivalent button designations that apply to
LTC 8555 Series keyboards will be placed in [ ]
immediately after the IntuiKey button text.
5.2.2 Keyboard Logoff Procedure
If the login feature has been enabled, press User Logoff
[User, then OFF]. If the feature has not been enabled,
this action is not applicable.
5.3
Switcher Commands
5.3.1 Camera Selection
The keyboard default mode is the camera mode, so enter
a camera number for viewing, and press ENTER.
If the Allegiant is configured to operate in "6-digit
Camera ID" mode, up to 6 digits can be entered. If the
new camera is at the same "site" as the current camera,
simply enter 1 to 4 camera number digits.
If the desired camera is at a different "site", 5 or 6 digits
must be entered. The first and second digits would be
the site number and the remaining 4 digits, including any
leading zeros would be the camera number at that site.
5.3.2 Monitor Selection
Press MON [Monitor], enter a monitor number, and
press ENTER.
5.4
Controlling Camera Movement
5.4.1 General
Camera positioning is controlled via an eight-way joystick
on the right-hand side of the keyboard. This joystick
moves the camera pan/tilt, (if equipped), up, down, left,
right, or diagonally. Rotate the joystick knob to control
the zoom lens in or out.
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Moving the joystick up and to the right, simultaneously,
moves the camera in a diagonal direction. Rotating the
ZOOM control knob causes the lens to either zoom in or
out. The direction of its response depends on the
camera/lens model, and certain system configuration
settings determined at installation.
Up to four pan/tilt/zoom commands may be sent to a
remote camera site at a time (Example - Zoom In, Focus
Far, Pan Left, and Tilt Down). The three zoom lens
functions can also be sent simultaneously (Example Zoom Out, Focus Near, Iris Open).
5.4.2 Focus and Iris Lens Control
The lens control buttons are on the right-hand side of the
keyboard. The camera’s zoom lens, if equipped, can be
controlled to focus near or far, and open or close the iris
(if the lens supports manual iris operation).
5.4.3 Lock or Unlock Control of a Camera
When using IntuiKey keyboards, press Device Lockout,
located on the main Allegiant menu, to enter a menu
screen for these options.
With LTC 8555 Series Keyboards, press Lock, then ON
to lock a camera, or OFF to unlock a camera. If the
camera to be locked is not the one currently being
viewed, enter the camera number via the numeric
keyboard (but do not press ENTER) before pressing
Lock.
If the Status option is enabled, the section of the onscreen overlay between the camera number and the time
shows RL, indicating the camera is locked. Activating a
camera lock immediately prevents other operators (unless
they have a higher priority) from controlling the locked
pan/tilt/zoom camera. Remember to unlock the camera
when finished so other operators can access it.
5.4.4 Lock or Unlock Control of a Monitor
When using IntuiKey keyboards, press Device Lockout,
located on the main Allegiant menu, to enter a menu
screen with these options.
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With LTC 8555 Series keyboards, press Monitor, Lock,
then ON to lock a monitor, or OFF to unlock the
monitor. If the monitor to be unlocked is not the one
currently being controlled by the keyboard, enter the
monitor number (but do not press ENTER) after pressing
Monitor.
If the Status option is enabled, the section of the onscreen overlay between the camera number and the time
shows ML, indicating the monitor is locked. This prevents
other operators from changing the video on the monitor
being used (unless they have a higher priority).
Remember to unlock the monitor when finished so other
operators can access it.
If an operator with a higher priority accesses a locked
monitor and switches to a different camera, the lock is
automatically removed.
5.4.5 Recording a Camera Pre-position Scene
Select a camera with pan/tilt/zoom control, with preposition options. Using the joystick and lens controls,
adjust the camera to view the scene to be stored.
When using IntuiKey keyboards, press Camera Control,
located on the main Allegiant menu screen to enter a
menu screen with this option. Press Set Shot [Set], then
select the scene number via the numeric keypad, and
press ENTER. The camera position will now be stored
for recall later.
If an AutoDome Series camera is being used, certain preposition commands are also used to activate operational
features/functions. Refer to the AutoDome operation
manual for complete information. If an Allegiant
conventional receiver/driver is being controlled, the
pan/tilt and zoom lens must have the necessary options
for pre-position operation.
On certain models of AutoDomes and Allegiant
Receiver/Driver Series, it is possible to disable a
previously stored pre-position, or remove it from a preposition tour, by pressing Set Shot [Set], the digit 9,
followed by the 2-digit pre-position number. Refer to
information supplied with the device to determine if this
feature is supported.
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5.4.6 Recalling a Camera Pre-position Scene
Select the camera to be activated. Press Shot, enter a
previously stored camera position number via the
numeric keypad, then press ENTER. The camera
automatically returns to the previously stored position. If
a second pre-position is called prior to the completion of
the first, the camera will move directly to the second shot.
If the AutoDome Series camera is being used, certain
pre-position commands are also used to activate
operational features/functions. Refer to the AutoDome
operation manual for information.
5.4.7 Activate/Deactivate Auxiliary Function
When using IntuiKey keyboards, press Camera Control,
on the main Allegiant menu, to enter a menu containing
this option. To turn on an auxiliary function of a remote
camera device, press Aux ON [ON], enter the number of
the auxiliary to be activated, then press ENTER. Holding
the ENTER key down causes the auxiliary function to be
sent repeatedly. This capability is useful when the auxiliary
is activating a housing window washer function, or a
temporary light source.
To turn off an auxiliary function of a remote camera
device, press Aux OFF [OFF], enter the number of
the auxiliary you wish to deactivate, then press
ENTER.
With AutoDome Series cameras, auxiliary commands
are used to activate/deactivate certain operational
features/functions. Refer to the AutoDome camera
manual for information on features supported by the
model.
In the Allegiant Receiver/Driver Series, the first
4 auxiliaries correspond to relay outputs. Option switches
in the receiver/driver can configure these to operate as
either latching or momentary type functions. If configured
for the latching type, the auxiliary will stay on once
activated, until turned off. If configured as momentary, the
auxiliary remains on only as long as the ENTER key is
depressed. Auxiliary outputs 2 through 4 can also be
configured as a contact closure, 24VAC, or as line
voltage. Auxiliary number 5 controls the DITHER
function, detailed below. Auxiliary number 6 corresponds
to an internal receiver/driver AUTOPANNING feature,
previously enabled by an option switch inside the
receiver/driver.
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DITHER is a legacy Allegiant receiver/driver feature
designed to extend the life of tube-based low-light level
cameras. Its function was to prevent bright lights in the
scene from burning a spot on the camera imager. When
this feature is active, and the pan/tilt is not moved for a
period of about 2 minutes, the receiver/driver
automatically pans right for approximately 0.5 seconds.
Two minutes later, a pan left occurs, and the cycle
continues until disabled. The feature is enabled by an
option switch in the receiver/driver, and is controlled by
the auxiliary 5 function. To activate the DITHER function,
turn on auxiliary 5; to deactivate, turn OFF auxiliary 5.
When first enabled, the pan/tilt unit makes one short
left/right cycle to indicate that the DITHER function has
been activated. Note that a camera in the DITHER mode
will accumulate a viewing error if left unattended for a
long period of time, so occasionally a manual adjustment
of the pan/tilt may be required.
5.5
Alarm Commands
5.5.1 Arm/Disarm Individual Alarms
Alarm commands control the system’s automatic video
switching capabilities, in response to alarm signals.
When using IntuiKey keyboards, press Alarm
Control, located on the main Allegiant menu, to
enter a menu screen with these options. To arm an
individual alarm on the monitor currently controlled
by the IntuiKey, press Arm Alarm, enter alarm
number to be armed via the numeric keypad, and
press ENTER. To disarm an individual alarm when
using the IntuiKey, press Disarm Alarm, enter the
alarm number to be disarmed via the numeric keypad,
and press ENTER.
To arm/disarm an individual alarm when using
LTC 8555 Series keyboards, press Alarm, enter the alarm
number to be armed via the numeric keypad, and press
ON to arm the alarm, or OFF to disarm it.
Using default settings, the camera activated by an alarm
is normally the same as the alarm number, although this
relationship can be changed via the Allegiant PC-based
MCS package. When the alarm number does not match
the camera number, specify the alarm number when
using this command.
The monitor status display (if enabled) shows CA
(camera/alarm armed) whenever an armed camera is
selected.
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5.5.2 Arm/Disarm All Alarms
Press Alarm Control, located on the main Allegiant
menu to enter the menu screen containing these options.
When using the IntuiKey:
To arm all alarms on the monitor currently
controlled, press Arm All Alarms.
To disarm all alarms, press Disarm All Alarms.
When using LTC 8555 Series keyboards:
To arm all alarms, press User, Alarm, and then
ON.
To disarm all alarms, press OFF.
5.5.3 Arm/Disarm Monitor
When using IntuiKey keyboards:
Press Alarm Control, on the main Allegiant menu
to enter the screen with these options.
To arm the monitor currently controlled, press
Arm Monitor.
To disarm the monitor, press Disarm Monitor.
When using the LTC 8555 Series:
To arm the monitor, press User, Monitor,. then
ON to arm all alarms.
To disarm all alarms, press OFF.
NOTE: Alarm video will appear on a monitor only if the
monitor is armed and the alarm is armed for that
monitor. The monitor status display (if enabled) will show
MA (monitor armed).
5.5.4 Alarms Acknowledgement
Bell [Ack] is provided so system operators can respond
to alarms from the keyboard. Pressing Bell [Ack] while
the keyboard is beeping (due to an alarm condition)
always silences the beeper. Depending on alarm
configuration programming, subsequent pressing of Bell
[Ack] either clears alarm video from the monitors, or has
no effect.
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5.6
Sequence Control
5.6.1 Load/Clear a Sequence
To load a previously programmed sequence to run on
your monitor, press Load Sequence [Seq], enter the
desired sequence number (1 to 256), then press ENTER.
Note that loading a sequence does not automatically start
the sequence.
Since sequences may be programmed to use more than
one monitor, all required monitors must be available. If a
sequence is already on a monitor, the originating operator
(or an operator with a higher priority) can load a new
sequence on the monitor(s). Others will receive an error
message.
To clear a monitor sequence, press Load sequence
[Seq], then press ENTER. Only the originating operator
(or an operator with a higher priority) can clear a monitor
sequence. Others will receive an error message.
If enabled, the status display area of the monitor indicates
the sequence number in the appropriate location. If no
sequence is currently loaded, 00 is displayed.
5.6.2 Run a Sequence
To run a sequence currently loaded on a monitor, press
Start Sequence [Run]. If the sequence was stopped, the
command starts sequencing. Direction of the sequencing
is indicated in the monitor status display (if enabled), by a
directional arrow and the letter R to the right of the
sequence number. If Start Sequence [Run] is pressed
while a sequence is already running, the switcher goes
immediately to the next step in the sequence. Holding
down Start Sequence [Run] produces a quick-scan effect.
If Start Sequence [Run] is depressed when no sequence
is loaded, an error results. If the monitor is in alarm,
Start Sequence [Run] controls switching of alarm video
rather than a loaded sequence.
5.6.3 Stop a Running Sequence
To stop a sequence that is currently running, press Hold
Sequence [Hold]. The monitor status display now shows
S to the right of the sequence number. If the sequence is
already stopped, pressing Hold Sequence [Hold] has no
effect. If no sequence is currently loaded, pressing Hold
Sequence [Hold] results in an error condition. If the
monitor is in alarm, Hold Sequence [Hold] stops the
alarm switcher rather than a loaded sequence.
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5.6.4 Controlling Sequence Direction
The direction of a sequence can be set to either forward
or reverse. It is also possible to manually step forward or
reverse through a stopped sequence. These actions work
as follows:
If Next Sequence Step [Next] is pressed with the
sequence in the stop state, the sequence switches forward
and remains stopped. If the sequence is running when
Next Sequence Step [Next] is pressed, it immediately
goes to the next step and continues to run. The same is
true for the Previous Sequence Step [Prev] button, but
in the reverse direction. If either Next Sequence Step
[Next] or Previous Sequence Step [Prev] is held down,
quick-scan switching will take place (at a rate of
approximately two steps per second). When sequences
are first loaded, direction defaults to forward.
If Previous Sequence Step [Prev] is pressed while a
camera sequence is running, it reverses the sequence. If
Previous Sequence Step [Prev] is pushed while in a
hold mode, and the display is showing the forward
prompt, the first push changes the direction only; a
second push switches to the previous step. The same is
true for Next Sequence Step [Next], in the opposite
direction. The monitor status display shows an arrow
pointing either up/down to indicate the sequence
direction. The arrow will be to the right of the sequence
number, either above or below the sequence run R or
stopped S indicator. If the monitor is in alarm, Previous
Sequence Step [Prev] and Next Sequence Step [Next]
control the alarm switcher rather than the loaded
sequence.
If no sequence is loaded, pressing Next Sequence Step
[Next] or Previous Sequence Step [Prev] automatically
steps the switcher through the camera numbers in
numerical order.
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5.7
Sequence Programming
5.7.1 Programming a Simple Camera Sequence
The Allegiant system has very powerful sequencing
capabilities. Using a system keyboard, it is possible to
enter sequences to run on a single or multiple monitors.
As long as valid camera and monitor numbers are used,
they can be entered into a sequence randomly. More
powerful features are available when sequences are
programmed via the PC-based LTC 8059 MCS, including
receiver/driver activation as part of a sequence step.
Sequence programming is only limited by the amount of
CPU memory reserved for storing the sequence steps.
The current limit for these Allegiant models is 6000 steps.
Comparing a sequence to a spreadsheet, a simple
sequence would consist of 3 columns, as follows:
CAMERA
1
2
3
4
5
MONITOR
1
1
1
1
1
DWELL
2
2
2
2
2
Sequence programming is best described by going
through the above example. To enter the programming
mode, press Program Sequence [Prog]. Enter an
available sequence number (1 to 256 for these Allegiant
models), then press ENTER. The on-screen monitor
display changes to the following format:
1st Line =
Site **
2nd Line = >C0001<
S0001
L0001 Time (Ignore)
M001
D02
Date (Ignore)
** 2-digit site number is displayed only if 6-digit camera
ID mode is enabled.
The top line of the display always indicates the current
step being viewed in the S0001 segment. The total length
of the sequence is displayed in the L0001 segment.
When programming a new sequence, the camera number
that was being viewed before entering the programming
mode is automatically placed between the > < prompts,
as in C0001 above. Now enter the 1st camera of the
sequence into this position. If 6-digit camera ID mode is
enabled, 5 or 6 digits must be entered. If the camera
number is correct, no action is necessary. If not, enter the
desired camera number via the keypad, and press
ENTER.
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Using the joystick, move RIGHT one step. The prompts
will shift over to the monitor number (shown in the
example as M001). The monitor that was being
controlled by the keyboard before entering the
programming mode defaults to this position. If correct, no
action is necessary; if not, enter the desired monitor
number via the keypad, and press ENTER.
Move RIGHT again. The prompts now shift over to the
dwell time (shown in the example as D02). The default
dwell time for a new sequence is always 2 seconds. If a
different dwell period is desired, change the value to any
number between 1 and 60. One line is now complete.
Press Next Step [Next] to add a second line. The camera
number automatically increments, while the monitor
number and dwell remain the same as the first line. Since
this line is correct, no change is necessary, and Next
Step [Next] may be pressed 3 more times until line 5 is
reached. The joystick can be used to move around within
the spreadsheet, but only the Next Step [Next] key can
add new lines.
Continue entering camera, monitor, and dwell times in
this fashion, until finished.
If you only want to store the sequence for future use and
then exit the programming mode, press Exit / Save
[Prog]. Press Exit / Run [Run] to exit the programming
mode, store the sequence into memory, and start running
the sequence. The switcher steps through the 5 steps in
the order shown, and repeats the sequence when it
reaches the last step. To program a sequence to run once
through all of its steps and then stop, enter the value 62
for the dwell time in the last step and press ENTER. The
dwell display will change to STP, meaning stop. To
program a sequence to run once through all of its steps
and then unload itself, enter the value 63 for the dwell
time in the last step, and press ENTER. The dwell
display will change to ULD, meaning unload.
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To edit an existing sequence, press Program Sequence
[Prog], enter the existing sequence number, then press
ENTER. You can insert a line into a sequence by
navigating down to the line where inserting a new line,
and press Insert Step [ON]. A new line identical to the
one you are on is added to the next step. To delete a
step, navigate to the line to be deleted, and press Delete
Current Step [OFF]. To delete all steps below the line
you are viewing, press Delete From Here To End
[Lock]. (Be careful with this feature!)
To erase a sequence:
Press Delete From Here To End [Lock] while on the
first line of the sequence. Then press Delete Current
Step [OFF]. The sequence will be erased, and the
programming mode is automatically exited.
5.7.2 Programming a SalvoSwitching
Camera Sequence
A SalvoSwitching sequence can be used to switch a group
of monitors simultaneously, as a synchronized group. To
program a Salvo sequence, enter the programming mode
as described above for a simple camera sequence. By
definition, Salvo sequencing involves more than one
monitor. An example of a simple Salvo sequence that
switches cameras on three monitors simultaneously is
shown below:
CAMERA
1
2
3
7
8
9
21
22
23
MONITOR
1
2
3
1
2
3
1
3
3
DWELL
SLV
SLV
2
SLV
SLV
2
SLV
SLV
2
In general, follow the instructions used for the simple
camera sequence (described above), but instead of
entering a number of seconds for steps that must switch
instantly, enter 61 and press ENTER. This causes the
switcher to automatically change to the salvo abbreviation
SLV. Dwell time (in seconds) is entered only when you
reach the step containing the last monitor to be switched
within the synchronized group.
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KEYBOARD USER
FUNCTIONS
6.1
General
User functions are keyboard operations which are used
infrequently, but provide important system options. These
functions are listed below.
NOTE: Certain functions are restricted by user priority
level. Information on user priority levels can be found in
SECTION 4, USER INFORMATION. To execute these
user functions, select the desired function, and follow the
steps below.
For IntuiKey Keyboards:
1. From the main Allegiant screen, press User
Functions (softkey).
2. Use Previous or Next to navigate to the desired
function.
3. Press the desired softkey.
For LTC 8555 Series Keyboards:
1. Press USER and verify the indicator lights.
2. Using the numeric keypad, enter the desired user
function number.
3. Press ENTER. Note that the keyboard camera
display shows F, followed by the selected function
number.
4. Follow the directions for the specific user function
(described in its section, herein). In many cases,
the joystick is used to select options.
5. Press USER to exit back to normal mode.
EXAMPLE: USER 2 ENTER
The above example accesses User Function 2 as
described in this section.
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Fn#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
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23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
99
Joystick
Up/Down
n/a
n/a
n/a
Up/Down
Brightness
Time/Date ON/OFF
Set
Set
Set
n/a
Select
n/a
Select
n/a
n/a
Select
Set
Select
Select
Select
Select
Select
n/a
Up/Down
Brightness
Time/Date
Keyboard Login
Console Login
Default Parameters
Controller Parameters
Console Parameters
Alarm Parameters
n/a
Select
Camera No.
Select
Select
Select
Select
n/a
Select
Select
n/a
Select
n/a
Select
Select
Select
Joystick
Left/Right
n/a
n/a
n/a
Left/Right
Msg vs. Stat
Overlay ON/OFF
Select
Select
Select
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Enable/Disable
Select
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
Left/Right
Msg vs. Stat
Overlay
Select
Select
Select
Select
Select
Select
n/a
n/a
Enable/Disable
Enable/Disable
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
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Function Description
Local keyboard test
Show keyboard port number
Select keyboard beeper ON/OFF
Adjust position of monitor display
Monitor display brightness / status selection
Select monitor display option
Set time
Set date
Set Camera ID
Change user password
Select Time/date format
Default all monitor overlays
Print configuration tables to system printer
Reserved
Reset system
Time Event Enable/Disable
Set Monitor ID
Print Sequence
Select alarm response
Select printer verbosity
Designate alarm monitor type
Select control code format (fixed/variable)
Display CPU software version number
Set positions on all monitor displays
Set brightness on all monitor displays
Set display option on all monitors
Select keyboard login
Select console login
Default RS-232 Parameters
Set Controller RS-232 Parameters
Set Console RS-232 Parameters
Set Alarm RS-232 Parameters
Display User Number and Priority
Camera Indicator
Controllable Cameras
Select Crosspoint Data
R/D Addresses Mode
Console Port Mode
Select DIU Interface Port
Reserved
Set Satellite Communication Format
Keyboard Login Auto-off Mode
CPU Battery Status
Camera Vertical Phase Set
CPU Temperature Status
Two/three Line Titles
Six-digit Camera ID
Use Functions Index
Access Level
Pass
1
2-7 8-64 Req.
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
Y
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
N
Y
N
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N
N
Y
N
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Y
Y
Y
Y
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Y
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N
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Y
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Y
Y
Y
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Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
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6.1.2 User Function 1 Local Keyboard Test
User Function 1 can be used as a local test to ensure that
all the keyboard LEDs and switches are working. This
function automatically calibrates the center position of the
analog joystick on LTC 8555 keyboards. Upon entering
this test, the keyboard will beep and all LEDs will
illuminate for about two seconds. Note if there are any
LED failures.
Each key may be pressed to display a unique code
number associated with that key. Follow the table below
to ensure that all keys are being processed properly by
the keyboard. Push USER last, as this causes the
keyboard to exit the test mode. If the logon system feature
has been selected by the system installer, the same local
test may be initiated while the keyboard is not ONLINE
by pressing *.
Key
IRIS UP
IRIS DOWN
FOCUS UP
FOCUS DOWN
ZOOM CLOCKWISE1
ZOOM COUNTER1
CLOCKWISE
ALARM
USER
SEQUENCE
HOLD
RUN
PREVIOUS
NEXT
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
No.
044
045
042
043
041
040
004
000
032
036
033
035
034
010
018
026
011
019
027
Key
CAMERA
MONITOR
ACKNOWLEDGE
PROGRAM
SET
SHOT
OFF
ON
*
LOCK
#7
#8
#9
CLEAR
#0
ENTER1
UP1
RIGHT1
DOWN1
LEFT1
1
No.
024
008
005
002
001
009
025
017
016
003
012
020
028
037
013
029
052
051
050
053
Keyboard tests show a speed indicator value in the first digit position
when performing pan, tilt, or zoom actions.
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6.1.3 User Function 2 Show Keyboard Port Number
User Function 2 may be used to identify which port a
keyboard is plugged into. After entering User Function 2,
read the keyboard port number from the monitor display
on the keyboard. If using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard,
press USER to exit.
6.1.4 User Function 3 Select Keyboard Beeper ON/OFF
When User Function 3 is selected, the keyboard user
may enable/disable the keyboard audio beeper. If
using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press ON to
enable the beeper, or OFF to disable it. Press USER to
exit. Upon power-up of the keyboard, and whenever
the Allegiant system undergoes a reset, this setting is
ON.
6.1.5 User Function 4 Adjust Position of Monitor Overlay
User Function 4 allows the characters on the video
monitor display to be positioned from the keyboard.
Only the display on the monitor that the keyboard is
currently connected to is effected.
If using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, use the joystick
to position the display as required. Press ENTER to
store the position, and then press USER to exit.
6.1.6 User Function 5 Monitor Display Brightness / Status Selection
The white portion of the characters on the video
monitor display may be made brighter or dimmer by
the User Function 5. Only the display on the monitor
that the keyboard is currently connected to is effected.
After entering the mode, there are four possible
settings. If using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, moving
the joystick up increases the brightness, and moving it
down decreases the brightness.
User Function 5 also permits selection of either the status
display or a 12-character monitor message to appear in
the first line of the monitor display. The status display
indicates alarm, sequence, and lockout information
regarding the monitor. The monitor message is a
stationary display, meaning the display will not change
as video is switched from camera to camera on the
monitor. After entering the mode, move the joystick
left to select monitor message format, and right to select
status format. If using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, to
exit the mode, press USER.
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6.1.7 User Function 6 Select Monitor Display Option
User Function 6 allows removal of the time and date
(the left-hand side of the display), or the entire display
from the individual monitor. If using the LTC 8555
Series keyboard, move the joystick down to blank the
time and date from the screen. This is sometimes
desirable when a VCR, with its own time and date, is
being used. Move the joystick up to add the time and
date back.
Move the joystick left to blank the left-hand side
portion of the display from the monitor, and right to
return it. Refer to User Function 5 to verify brightness
level. Press USER to exit the mode.
6.1.8 User Function 7 Set Time
User Function 7 enables the operator to set the time
displayed on all system monitors. After entering the
mode, use the joystick to select hours, minutes, or
seconds in an edit line (displayed on the monitor
screen). If using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, moving
the joystick up/down counts the data item up/down;
moving right/left selects between data items. NEXT is
used to set the seconds to zero. If NEXT is pressed
when the seconds are over 30, the minute count
(shown on the operating clock display) is incremented.
If NEXT is pressed when the seconds are under 30,
the minutes are unaffected. Press ENTER to update
the time displayed on all system monitors, and press
USER to exit the mode.
6.1.9 User Function 8 Set Date
User Function 8 enables the operator to set the date
displayed on all system monitors. If using the LTC 8555
Series keyboard, the joystick is used to select the day,
month, or year in an edit line (displayed on the monitor
screen). Move the joystick up/down to count the data
item up/down; move right/left to select between the
data items. If using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press
ENTER to update the date displayed on all system
monitors, and press USER to exit the mode.
6.1.10 User Function 9 Set Camera ID
User Function 9 permits entry of a 16-character camera
identification message. This message appears on the
video monitor display whenever the specific camera is
called-up for viewing. If desired, this message can be
used to identify the scene being viewed. Refer to
SECTION 8, LTC 8900 CHARACTER SET for the
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available characters. After entering the mode, users
with priority level 1 can use the joystick to move
right/left to select the character to be changed. The
selected character will be identified by a box with a
question mark inside it. The first line of the video
monitor screen indicates the code number of the
character selected. Move the joystick up/down to step
through the CHARACTER SET table, or enter the
character s number (as identified in the tables) via the
numeric keypad, and press ENTER. Once the title has
been set, press ENTER to store it to memory. If using
the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press USER to exit the
mode.
6.1.11 User Function 10 Change USER Password
User Function 10 allows system access password change.
This feature is only required in systems where the
installer has enabled keyboard login and the password
security feature. After entering the mode, the video
monitor display prompts for the current password OLD
PASSWORD. Enter the current user password via the
numeric keypad, and press ENTER. If the system does
not accept the old password, the system remains at this
prompt. If the entered password is valid, the display
changes to the NEW PASSWORD prompt for entry of a
new password (up to 6 numerals) via the numeric
keypad, then press ENTER. Leave this step blank if no
password is desired. If none is used, at logon, press
ENTER at the P prompt. To safeguard against
typographical errors, the system prompts VERIFY
PASSWORD requiring reentry of the new password. If
the entered passwords do not agree, the system
prompts for reentry and verification of the new
password. If the two password entries agree, the video
monitor prompt indicates PASSWORD UPDATED.
Press USER to exit the mode.
6.1.12 User Function 11 Select Time / Date Format
User Function 11 can be used by priority level 1 to
select time and date format used throughout the
system. Two (2) time formats available are; 12-hour
mode and 24-hour mode. The date is available in MMDD-YY format (U.S.), DD-MM-YY format (Int l), or
YY-MM-DD format (Asian). After entering the mode,
move the joystick up/down to select the desired
format. If using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press
ENTER to convert the system to the format chosen,
then press USER to exit the mode.
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6.1.13 User Function 12 Default All Monitor Overlays
User Function 12 can be used by users with the priority
level 1, to reset all monitor overlays to default
characteristics (bottom center of screen), and full
brightness. After entering the mode, press ENTER to
reset all monitor overlays. If using the LTC 8555 Series
keyboard, press USER to exit.
6.1.14 User Function 13 Print System Configuration Tables
Users with priority level 1 can use this function to print
the contents of the tables programmed. Move the
joystick up and down to select a table, then press
ENTER to send it to the printer port. If using the
LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press USER to exit.
6.1.15 User Function 14 Reserved Function
6.1.16 User Function 15 System Reset
The system may be reset from the keyboard by users
with priority level 1. After entering this mode, the
video monitor screen indicates RESET SYSTEM. Enter
the password via the numeric keypad, and press
ENTER. The system will then reset. If using the
LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press USER to exit the
mode without resetting the system.
NOTE: The system should be reset whenever a change
is made on the main CPU module s DIP switches.
Alternatively, the main power to the CPU bay may be
switched off for 10 seconds, then restored. Depending
on the size and complexity of the system, several
seconds may elapse before operation is restored, due to
the number of initialization tasks being performed.
This is normal.
61.17 User Function 16 Time Event Enable/Disable
Users with priority level 1 can use this function to
enable or disable any of the programmed time event
functions. Up to 128 time event functions can be
programmed with the MCS software. Moving the
joystick up/down steps through a table of the 128 time
events. If an event has been programmed, moving the
joystick to the right enables the event, and to the left
disables it. The current status of an enabled time event
is displayed by this user function.
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6.1.18 User Function 17 Set Monitor ID
User Function 17 can be used by users with the priority
level 1, to enter a (12-character) monitor identification
message for display in the top line of the monitor
overlay display on any system monitor(s). This monitor
title will be visible on the display regardless of the
camera currently being viewed. This message can be
used to identify the particular monitor or a group of
cameras assigned to this monitor. Refer to SECTION 8,
LTC 8900 CHARACTER SET, for the available
characters. After entering the mode, the joystick is
moved right/left to select the character to be changed.
The selected character is identified by a box with a
question mark inside. The first line of the video monitor
display indicates the code number of the character
selected. Move the joystick up/down to step through
the CHARACTER SET table, or enter the character s
number (identified in the Tables) via the numeric
keypad, then press ENTER. Once the monitor title
has been set, press ENTER to store it to memory. If
using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press USER to
exit the mode. The user may select between this
monitor message and the status display by using the
User 5 Function described above.
61.19 User Function 18 Print Sequence
Use this function to print the contents of a
programmed sequence. Users with priority level 1 can
use the joystick to select the desired sequence, then
press ENTER to print it to the printer port. Only those
sequences currently existing in memory will be shown
in the list. If using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press
USER to exit.
6.1.20 User Function 19 Select Alarm Response
Users with the priority level 1 can use this function to
reset the system alarm configuration tables to one of
these predefined alarm response modes: BASIC,
AUTOBUILD, or SEQUENCE & DISPLAY. Move the
joystick up/down to select the desired mode, then
enter your user password on the numeric keypad, and
press ENTER to update the alarm system. If using the
LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press USER to exit.
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6.1.21 User Function 20 Select Printer Verbosity
Priority level 1 users can use this function to select
between print modes; Limited Printing and Full Printing.
This selection determines the amount of information
printed during alarm processing. Both modes print
alarm activation and deactivation messages, but
Full Printing goes into much more detail. Use the
joystick to select the desired mode, then press ENTER.
If using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press USER to
exit without changing the print mode.
6.1.22 User Function 21 Designate Alarm Monitor Type
Priority level 1 users can use this function to designate
the monitor currently controlled by the keyboard as
either a STEP monitor or a REVIEW monitor. This
function can only be used in the predefined
SEQUENCE & DISPLAY alarm response mode to
select which monitor is the STEP (also called
SEQUENCE) monitor, and which is the REVIEW
(also called DISPLAY or CONTROL) monitor. To
designate a monitor as the STEP or REVIEW monitor,
enter User Function 21, then move the joystick up/down
to select the monitor type. Enter your password on the
keyboard and press ENTER. If using the LTC 8555
Series keyboard, press USER to exit. After selecting
new STEP and REVIEW monitors, the previous ones
may be disarmed (see SECTION 5.5.3, Arm/Disarm
Monitor instructions).
6.1.23 User Function 22 Select Control Code Format
This function designates whether variable speed
pan/tilt and zoom commands are enabled (Factory
Default Setting). In most cases, there is no need to
disable this function. If it becomes necessary to enable
or disable variable speed operation, users with priority
level 1 have this capability. Move the joystick
up/down to select the desired setting, then press
ENTER. If using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press
USER to exit.
6.1.24 User Function 23 Display CPU Software Version Number
Users can use this function to display the revision
number of the Allegiant s CPU software on the
monitor screen.
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6.1.25 User Function 24 Set Positions on All Monitor Displays
This function is similar to User Function 4, except it
changes the monitor display positions of all monitors
in the system.
After entering User Function 24, use the joystick to
position the display as required on the monitor
controlled by the keyboard. Press ENTER to store and
change all system monitor displays to this position. If
using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press USER to exit.
6.1.26 User Function 25 Set Brightness on All Monitor Displays
This function is similar to User Function 5, except it
changes the monitor display brightness of all monitors
in the system.
The white portion of the characters on the video
monitor displays may be made brighter or dimmer via
the User Function 25. Move the joystick up to increase
brightness, or down to decrease brightness. Once the
display on the monitor that the keyboard is currently
controlling is adjusted, press ENTER to change all
system monitors to the same setting. Press USER to
exit the mode.
The User Function 25 mode can also select either the
status display or a 12-character monitor message to
appear in the first line of the monitor display. The
status display indicates alarm, sequence, and lockout
information regarding the monitor. The monitor message
is a stationary display; the display will not change as
video is switched from camera to camera on the
monitor. After entering the mode, move the joystick to
the left to select the monitor message format, or right to
select the status format on the monitor that the
keyboard is controlling. Press ENTER to change all
system monitors to the same setting. If using the
LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press USER to exit.
6.1.27 User Function 26 Set Display Option On All Monitors
This function is similar to User Function 6, except it
selects the monitor display option of all monitors in
the system. The User Function 26 mode allows removal
of the time and date, the left-hand side of the display,
or to remove the entire display from the system
monitors. Move the joystick down to blank the time
and date from the screen. This is sometimes desirable
when a DVR/VCR with its own time and date is being
used. Move the joystick up to add the time and date
back again.
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Move the joystick to the left to blank the left-hand side
of the display from the monitor and to the right to
return it. Refer to User Function 5 or 25 to verify
brightness level. Press ENTER to update all system
monitors to the selected format. If using the LTC 8555
Series keyboard, press USER to exit.
6.1.28 User Function 27 Select Keyboard Login
This function controls the system s keyboard login
feature. Move the joystick up/down to select the mode
for the system to function in. If the login feature is
enabled (MUST USE KBD PWD is selected), the
system keyboards require each user to login and logoff
the system. All users are required to enter a user
number and correct password to interact with the
system. If the login feature is disabled (NO KBD PWD
LOGIN is selected), system keyboards are always
online with the system.
Once selection is made, exit the User Function mode and
reset the system either via keyboard User Function 15, or
by removing and restoring the main AC power to the
system. Once the system has been reset, the keyboard
login function will be active and all system keyboards
must be logged in to access the system.
6.1.29 User Function 28 Select Console Login
This function controls the system s external
Console port login feature. After entering the mode,
move the joystick up/down to select the mode in
which the system should function. If the login feature
is enabled (MUST USE CON PWD is selected), any
external PC or other computing device must login to
communicate with the system. External computing
devices are required to enter a user number and
correct password. If the Console login feature is disabled
(NO CON PWD LOGIN is selected), the Console
port is available for communication.
Once the selection is made, exit the User Function
mode and reset the system, either via keyboard
User Function 15, or by removing and restoring the main
AC power to the system. Once the system has been
reset, the Console login function is active, and all external
computing devices must login to access the system.
6.1.30 User Function 29 Reset RS-232 Parameters to Default
This function returns the system s external
RS-232 ports to a known default state. After entering
the mode, enter a valid password. The system will
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reset after placing the RS-232 protocols back to the
default state.
6.1.31 User Function 30 Set Controller RS-232 Parameters
Priority level 1 users can select the RS-232 baud rate
and handshake options for the system s Controller port
via this function. Upon entry to this mode, the current
settings are displayed. Move the joystick up/down to
select the baud rate, and left/right to select the
handshake option. After being changed, the port is
also automatically set to eight data bits, no parity, and
one stop bit. Once new settings have been selected,
enter the user password and press ENTER. If using
the LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press USER to exit.
6.1.32 User Function 31 Set Console RS-232 Parameters
Priority level 1 users can select the RS-232 baud rate
and handshake options for the LTC 8900 system s
Console port via this function. Upon entry to the mode,
the current settings are displayed. Move the joystick
up/down to select the baud rate, and left/right to select
the handshake option. After being changed, the port is
also automatically set to eight data bits, no parity, and
one stop bit. Once new settings have been selected,
enter the user password and press ENTER. If using the
LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press USER to exit.
6.1.33 User Function 32 Set Alarm RS-232 Parameters
Priority level 1 users can select the RS-232 baud rate
and handshake options for the LTC 8900 system s
Alarm port via this function. Upon entry to the mode,
the current settings are displayed. Move the joystick
up/down to select the baud rate, and left/right to select
the handshake option. After being changed, the port is
also automatically set to eight data bits, no parity, and
one stop bit. Once new settings have been selected,
enter the user password and press ENTER. If using the
LTC 8555 Series keyboard, press USER to exit.
6.1.34 User Function 33 Display User Number and Priority
This function displays the current user s number and
priority level on the monitor screen. The user number
will be displayed on the top line and the user s priority
level will be displayed on the bottom line of the
monitor screen. If using the LTC 8555 Series keyboard,
press USER to exit.
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6.1.35 User Function 34 Camera Indicator
Priority 1 users can use this function to enable an onscreen indicator to identify a pan/tilt equipped camera.
Move the joystick up/down to select DISP CAM
CONTROL or NO CAM CONTL DISPL. Press
ENTER to activate your selection. When enabled,
cameras identified as controllable (via User Function 35
or the PC software package), show a  in the middle
of the first line of monitor text.
6.1.36 User Function 35 Controllable Cameras
Priority 1 users can use this function to select camera
sites equipped with pan/tilt devices. Move the joystick
up/down to select the camera number, and left/right to
select FIXED or MOVABLE. User Function 34 or the
optional PC software package enables or disables the
display of the controllable camera indicators on the
system monitor displays.
6.1.37 User Function 36 Select Crosspoint Data
Priority 1 users can use this function to select options
for accessory device data that can be sent out the
biphase control port. Move the joystick up/down to
select XPOINT DATA, ALARM XPOINT, or
PHYSICAL CAMERA NUMBER, and left/right to
enable/disable the selected option. These options need
only be enabled when Switcher Follower accessory
devices are used in the system.
6.1.38 User Function 37 R/D Address Mode
Priority 1 users can use this function to select whether
the biphase control data commands will be addressed
using the cameras logical numbers or physical indexes
in the camera table. Move the joystick up/down to
select LOGICAL or PHYSICAL and press ENTER to
activate your selection. If this option is set to
LOGICAL, receiver/drivers should be addressed
using the cameras logical identification number. If
it is set to PHYSICAL, receiver/drivers should be
addressed using the cameras physical number.
6.1.39 User Function 38 Console Port Mode
This function allows configuration of the system s console
port, for use with a Console Port Expander accessory
device. Priority 1 users can move the joystick up/down to
select the console port function; NORMAL or
EXPANDED. Press ENTER to activate your selection.
You must reset the system for this setting to take effect.
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6.1.40 User Function 39
Select DIU Interface Port
Priority 1 users can use this function to select the
switcher s interface port to be connected to an external
Allegiant BilinxTM Data Interface accessory unit. Move
the joystick up/down until the desired port for use as a
data interface (DIU) is displayed. Press ENTER to
configure the port. If using the LTC 8555 keyboard,
press USER to exit the mode.
6.1.41 User Function 40 Reserved Function
6.1.42 User Function 41
Set Satellite Communication Format
This function provides three (3) configuration options
that determine the behavior and content of the data
commands issued by a master system to a satellite
system. In most cases, it is only necessary to change
the default setting if using a multi-level cascaded
Allegiant satellite system configuration. (Refer to
Appendix section for more information on Satellite
system configurations.) Detailed descriptions of these
options are listed below.
After entering the mode, move the joystick up or down
to select the desired option. Enter a valid user
password, and press [Enter].
a) "CACHE REM CAM" option (default factory
setting). In this mode, satellite commands are issued
repetitively, regardless of whether the satellite camera
is still being viewed by an operator. This mode of
operation is more desirable in standard systems
because it minimizes delays when previous Satellite
cameras are reselected. It is not recommended for use
in cascaded systems. In cascaded systems, this mode
could result in all available Trunk Lines coming from
the 3rd level satellite system to become used up,
making them unavailable to the operators at the
intermediate system.
b) "NO REM CAM CACHE" option. In this mode,
after the top level operator selects a locally connected
camera, the Trunk Line between the top level and the
intermediate level system will immediately be reset to
its Start-up camera (as defined in the Monitor table of
the LTC 8059/00 Master Control Software). This in
turn frees up the Trunk Line between the intermediate
level system and the 3rd level system so it will be
available if needed by an operator at the intermediate
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In addition, this option changes the behavior of how
the system determines which Trunk Line to use.
When this option is not used, a new Trunk Line (if
available) will be used for each camera selection.
When this option is enabled, an operator’s monitor
will use the same Trunk from the same bay as different
cameras are selected, as long as no other operator is
viewing the same Satellite camera. In 3-tier cascaded
Satellite systems, this feature minimizes the use of
Trunk Lines by the top level Master system. This is
especially advantageous when the operator at the
Master site is viewing cameras from the 3rd level
Satellite. Since this will result in less Trunk Lines being
used up, the intermediate Master/Satellite system will
have more access to Trunk Lines from the 3rd level
Satellite.
c) "SAT nnn PRIORITY" option. If the top level
master system and intermediate level system in a
cascade configuration can or will be set to operate as
"Dual Master" systems, a priority based satellite
camera selection feature can be configured. In a
default cascaded satellite system configuration, satellite
switching commands are not associated with a user
priority level. When a switching command sent from a
master site is received by a satellite, the switch
selection can immediately be overridden by operators
at the satellite location having any priority level. This
situation is more likely to be encountered in 3-tier
Satellite systems that do not have a good distribution
of trunk lines (i.e., more between the top level system
and the intermediate level system than there are
between the intermediate system and the 3rd tier
satellite).
Since dual master configurations support bi-directional
communications, selecting the "SAT nnn PRIORITY"
option for both the top level and intermediate level
master systems will result in the generation of priority
based satellite commands.
The Satellite number assigned to the system that is
currently being programmed must be specified for the
"nnn" value. This feature will enable use of the
operator s user priority to determine if access to a
desired satellite camera is provided or not. For
instance, if no Trunk Lines are available and an
operator requesting a satellite camera has higher
priority than at least 1 of the existing operators, the
requested camera will be switched. If the operator does
not have sufficient priority, they will receive an error
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message (i.e., error 81) via the satellite communication
path, and their camera will switch to the Start-up
camera specified in the Monitor table.
In addition, the same behavior for selecting Trunk
Lines as described in the "NO REM CAM CACHE"
option is applicable to this option. An operator’s
monitor will use the same Trunk from the same bay as
different cameras are selected, as long as no other
operator is viewing the same Satellite camera.
6.1.43 User Function 42
Keyboard Login Auto-off Mode
Priority 1 users can use this function to select a keyboard
logoff feature to automatically log a keyboard off after a
preselected time of inactivity. After entering the mode,
move the joystick up/down to select the desired time
period. Enter a valid password, and press ENTER. If using
the LTC 8555 keyboard, press USER to exit the mode.
6.1.44 User Function 43
CPU Battery Status
Use this function to view the condition of the batteries
used to backup CPU memory. Once the function is
entered, the condition is displayed on the monitor text
display. If using the LTC 8555 keyboard, press USER to
exit the mode.
User Function 44 Camera Vertical Phase Set
NOTE: This feature requires the following:
a) LTC 8621 or LTC 8821 video input modules having
firmware 5.30 or later.
b) Dinion series of cameras using Bilinx communications.
c) AutoDome series of cameras using either Bilinx or
Biphase data communications.
d) LTC 8016/90 Bilinx Data Interface unit having
firmware 1.01 or later.
e) All cameras configured to use Line Lock mode.
Priority 1 users can use this function to automatically
adjust the phase interval delay of compatible cameras
connected to the system. This will result in roll-free
switching as the cameras are manually selected or
automatically sequenced on system monitors.
After entering the function, the joystick down/up is used
to select either an individual camera to adjust or all
cameras. Enter a valid user password number and press
ENTER to activate the adjustment process.
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Some minor disturbance of the video images may be
visible for 1 or 2 seconds while the cameras are being
adjusted. If no changes are noticed, check to make sure
that you have compatible devices in your system.
If using an LTC 8555 keyboard, press USER to exit the
mode.
User Function 45 CPU Temperature Status
Use this function to view the condition of the CPU
temperature. Once the function is entered, the condition
is displayed on the monitor text display.
If using the LTC 8555 keyboard, press USER to exit the
mode.
User Function 46 - Two/Three Line Titles
Use this function to enable a third line of on-screen text.
This new line can be used to display up to 24 additional
camera title characters, providing a total of 40 characters
(or 20 ’double width’ characters) for each camera.
Alternatively, this line can be used to display the 12character Monitor title.
Once the function is entered, move the joystick up/down
to select the desired option. Enter a valid user password,
and press [Enter]. The on-screen display of some system
monitors may take up to 1 minute before changing.
After enabling/disabling this feature, it is recommended
to enter User Function 24 (see above) to adjust vertical
height of the on-screen text to the desired position.
NOTE: At time of this publication, the available version
of the PC-based LTC 8059 Master Control Software only
supports user programming of the standard 16 characters
of the camera titles. The additional 24 characters can
only be programmed using User Function 9 (see above)
or via third party RS-232 serial interface utilizing the
Allegiant Command Console Language (CCL)
commands.
User Function 47 - Six-digit Camera ID
Use this function to enable/disable "6-digit Camera ID"
mode. When enabled, 2-digit "site numbers" are
displayed in addition to the 4-digit camera number. The
2-digit site number feature is especially useful when
groups of cameras are located in separate buildings,
floors, or other common areas.
By default, all 6-digit camera numbers are assigned to site
"00" and the remaining digits correspond to the standard
4-digit camera numbers. Use the PC-based LTC 8059
Master Control Software to enter unique 6-digit camera
numbers for each system camera. When enabled, all
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keyboard based camera selections and Sequence
programming must be done using the 6-digit number.
Once the function is entered, move the joystick up/down
to select the desired option. Enter a valid user password,
and press [Enter]. The on-screen display of some system
monitors may take up to 1 minute before changing.
NOTE: This feature requires firmware versions released
for certain system components in March 2009. If
necessary, compare firmware versions against the list of
components below to determine if the feature is available
in your system:
COMPONENT
Firmware Version
LTC 8x10/01 Series
10.05 or later
CPU/Data Receiver modules
Intuikey keyboard firmware
1.93 or later
LTC 8555 keyboard firmware
5.90 or later
LTC 8934/00 Video Output Module
8.02
LTC 8059/00 Master Control Software 2.90
6.1.45 User Function 99 User Function Index
This function is an index listing of all Keyboard User
Functions. Move the joystick up/down to view an
abbreviated description of the function number
currently shown in the first line of the monitor display.
7
MAINTENANCE
THE ALLEGIANT SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO
PERFORM FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME
WITH LITTLE OR NO MAINTENANCE.
OCCASIONALLY, KEYBOARD CLEANING
MAY BE NECESSARY. SEE BELOW
INSTRUCTIONS.
7.1
Cleaning the Keyboard
The keyboard may be cleaned when necessary, by
temporarily removing it from the system and wiping it
with a damp cloth. If a conventional spray cleaner is
required, spray the cloth first, then wipe off the surfaces.
Do not use petroleum-based cleaners or those containing
benzene, triclorethylene, ammonia or acetone, which
could damage plastic surfaces.
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ERROR MESSAGES
Error
Error
Description
Error 01 The camera number entered from the
Invalid camera request keyboard does not exist. If using the
LTC 8059/00 MCS or the LTC 8850/00
GUI software, ensure that the number
exists in the Camera Identification table.
Download the table to be sure.
Description
Error 20 Acknowledge denied
ACKNOWLEDGE has been
pressed by a user without authority
to acknowledge alarms.
Error 02 The monitor number entered from the
Invalid monitor request keyboard does not exist. Enter a valid
monitor number.
Error 21 Incorrect acknowledge
To properly acknowledge an alarm
event, the keyboard must be
switched to a monitor that is
displaying the alarms.
Error 03 Locked remote device
The remote device requested cannot be
controlled because it is locked by a user
with equal or higher priority. Check with
the other users or request that a higher
priority user unlock the remote device.
Error 22 Acknowledge disabled
Alarms on this monitor cannot be
acknowledged because that
capability has been disabled by the
system programmer.
Error 04 Monitor locked
The monitor requested cannot be accessed
because it is locked by a user with equal or
higher priority. Check with the other users
or request that a higher priority user
unlock the monitor.
Error 23 Camera not in alarm
The camera displayed on the
monitor is not an alarm video;
only alarm-generated video can be
acknowledged.
Error 05 Remote device
access restricted
Remote is locked out by Remote Lock Out
table.
Error 24 Keyboard not enabled for
acknowledge
This keyboard may not
acknowledge alarm video on this
monitor; it has been disabled by
the system programmer.
Error 06 Monitor access
restricted
Monitor is locked out by Monitor Lock
Out Table.
Error 25 Alarm switcher running
Alarm video may only be
acknowledged if the alarm switcher
is not running; press HOLD to
stop the switcher.
Error 10 Access denied
A function was requested that requires a
higher user priority. Only a priority 2 user
or a supervisor with priority 1 may access
this function.
Error 50 SEQUENCE not available
The user tried to load a switcher
sequence that does not exist. This
is a good way to tell from the
keyboard, which sequence
numbers are unused when desiring
to add one.
Error 51 SEQUENCE not available
A request was made to load an
ABSOLUTE sequence without the
keyboard being on one of the
monitors in that sequence. Because
inadvertent loading of monitors
should be avoided, the user is
required to switch his keyboard to
one of the monitors used by the
sequence. The PROGRAM mode
may be used to review which
monitors are used in the sequence.
Error 11 Access denied
A function was requested for which your
user priority is too low. Only a supervisor
with priority 1 may access this function.
Error 52 SEQUENCE request
A request was made to load a
RELATIVE sequence on a
monitor number that is too high.
The monitors used by the sequence
would extend past the highest
monitor. Try switching to a lower
monitor number before loading the
sequence.
Error 15 Invalid user function
The function number requested from the
keyboard is invalid. Refer to the User
Function table for a listing of the valid user
function numbers.
Error 53 Switcher empty
The user has tried to control a
sequence using NEXT, PREV,
RUN, or HOLD without a
sequence having been loaded.
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LTC 8900 | User Manual | Error Messages
Error
Description
Error
Description
Error 55 SEQUENCE priority
The switcher sequence being requested or
cleared requires monitors that are in use by
a user of equal or higher priority. Contact
a user with higher priority, or have the
system administrator clear the monitors in
question.
Error 80 Trunk not available
An attempt was made to access a
remote camera connected to a
satellite system, but no unused
trunk lines are currently available.
Error 56 SEQUENCE request
The user has tried to load a sequence that
is being edited in the PROGRAM mode.
Once editing has been completed, the
sequence may be loaded.
Error 81 Satellite Trunk Seized
The camera currently viewed has
changed because an operator with
a higher priority has selected a
different camera that seized the
trunk line from the satellite.
Error 58 SEQUENCE request
The sequence being requested is a Relative
sequence, and the user is only permitted
access to Absolute sequences.
Error 89 Internal stack error
A stack overflow has occurred
within the system. Report this to
the manufacturer.
Error 60 PROGRAM request
The user has tried to program a sequence
that is currently running. The sequence
must first be stopped before any editing
can be performed.
Error 90 Keyboard entry undefined
The keyboard entry is not defined.
Check the appropriate section of
this manual for the desired
operation, and try again.
Error 62 PROGRAM request
The user has tried to program a new
sequence when the system is out of
sequence memory space. Delete unused
sequences and then program the new
sequence.
Error 92 - Keyboard entry out of
range
The data entered for a valid
command was not in the permitted
range. Check the appropriate
section of this manual for the
acceptable ranges for the
command in question and try
again.
Error 63 PROGRAM request
Some other user is already programming a
sequence on this monitor.
Error 94 - Keyboard entry invalid An invalid character has been
received from the keyboard,
usually caused by a
communication error. Verify that
the keyboard-to-system cable is
securely connected.
Error 70 Monitor not allocated
to alarm monitor
group
This monitor cannot be used for alarm
operations; it has not been designated as
alarm-capable by the system programmer.
Error 95 - Keyboard entry
incomplete
The control sequence sent from the
keyboard was incomplete, usually
indicating a communication error.
Verify that the keyboard-to-system
cable is not producing an
intermittent connection.
Error 96 - * (STAR) undefined
The * key has been pressed, but
there is no definition for this
button.
Error 71 A group of alarm monitors may not have
Step monitor required an armed Review (display) monitor without
having armed Step (sequence) monitors.
Error 78 Must enter alarm
number
A specific alarm number must be entered
when arming or disarming an alarm.
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Warning Messages - Hi/Low Temperature Alert
The Allegiant CPU is equipped with a temperature sensor. If the
ambient CPU temperature drops below -10 degrees C or goes above
+55 degrees C, an on-screen "Temperature Alert" message will appear
on the system monitors and the system keyboards will begin to beep.
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GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Term
Definition
AUXILIARY
An auxiliary is an additional function of the remote receiver/driver, which permits on/off control of outputs
available to the user. In the Allegiant system, four relay outputs are available, which can be configured for
contact closures, 24VAC output, or LINE voltage output. Additionally, they can be set to activate either
momentarily, or in a latching mode.
COMMAND SCRIPT
A unique feature of the Allegiant system wherein a section of nonvolatile memory can be used to store
specialized factory programming. This program then provides custom features, not ordinarily obtainable.
DITHER
A receiver/driver feature providing added protection to very low light level cameras, by periodically panning
a few degrees to the left and right automatically.
LOCKOUTS
Switcher/controller system ability to restrict access to certain system functions/features. The Allegiant
system modes of lockout are:
By operator level, allowing a higher priority level operator to lock out lower level operators from
viewing or controlling specific cameras.
By MCS setups to:
1. Restrict operators/keyboards from viewing/accessing any camera.
2. Restrict operators/keyboards from controlling/accessing any pan/tilt.
3. Restrict operators from using certain keyboards.
4. Restrict operators/keyboards from accessing certain monitors.
LOGON, LOGOFF
A selectable Allegiant feature requiring operators to enter a User number and optional password into the
keyboard prior to access.
MATRIX SWITCHING
The ability of a switching system to display any camera on any monitor, or the same camera on all monitors.
PHASED CAMERAS
These are properly integrated cameras, giving a roll-free video display when switching from one camera to
the next in a sequential switcher system. Phased cameras are the result of line-locked cameras powered
from the same AC power, externally synchronized, or vertically phase adjusted on cameras equipped with
this option.
PRE-POSITION
The ability to store the position of a pan/tilt/zoom lens, so that the desired scene can later be automatically
recalled. With the Allegiant system, multiple preset scenes can be stored for each pan/tilt camera. For each
scene, the pan, tilt, zoom, and focus settings are stored.
SalvoSwitching
The ability of the Allegiant system to switch multiple video monitors as a synchronized group. Since multiple
monitors switch together, multiple scenes of an area or zone are viewable before switching to the next area.
SEQUENCE
A series of camera scenes that can be preprogrammed to switch automatically. The Allegiant system can
store up to 60 sequences, each one capable of having random camera order, individual camera dwell
times, and SalvoSwitching steps.
TIME EVENT
An Allegiant system feature (available with the LTC 8059/00 MCS for Windows or the LTC 8850/00 GUI
software) enabling various system functions to periodically be activated automatically. Event functions
(monitor message broadcasts, sequence and switching operations, receiver/driver actions, message
printing, alarm settings, and execution of custom factory programming) can be stored in the system memory
for execution at a predetermined time. The task can be specified to begin on a specific year, month, day,
and time, and can repeat at intervals from every five minutes to yearly.
VERTICAL INTERVAL
Camera to camera video switching during the vertical blanking interval of the video signal. This minimizes
visual switching disturbances such as rolling, jitter, video flashes, etc., and eliminates frame information loss
when used with video tape machines.
SWITCHING
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