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Product Manual
ICC2-ATSC+
HDTV Tuner/Controller
April 15, 2014
S12 Control Version 2.0
HD Processor Version 4.0
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ICC2-ATSC
Table of Contents
Overview ................................................................................................................................................................. 3
Specifications .......................................................................................................................................................... 4
Physical .................................................................................................................................................................. 4
Front Panel ............................................................................................................................................................. 4
Rear Panel .............................................................................................................................................................. 4
Tuning ................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Includes ................................................................................................................................................................. 5
Options .................................................................................................................................................................. 5
Trademarks ............................................................................................................................................................ 5
Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................................................................... 6
RF Wiring Options ................................................................................................................................................... 8
Setup Guide ............................................................................................................................................................. 9
IR Remote Operation ............................................................................................................................................... 9
Front Panel Setup ................................................................................................................................................. 10
On-Screen Menus (IC Mode) ................................................................................................................................ 11
RS-232 Control Codes ........................................................................................................................................... 12
Input Selects ......................................................................................................................................................... 12
Input Command ..................................................................................................................................................... 12
On-Screen Menus (HD2 Mode) ............................................................................................................................. 14
Main Menu ............................................................................................................................................................ 14
Channel Menus ...................................................................................................................................................... 14
Caption Menus ....................................................................................................................................................... 16
V-Chip Settings Menus ............................................................................................................................................ 16
Setup Menus ......................................................................................................................................................... 17
Pop-Up Menus ....................................................................................................................................................... 18
IC-Net Control Protocol ........................................................................................................................................ 20
Overview ............................................................................................................................................................... 20
Command String Structure ...................................................................................................................................... 20
IC-Net Commands................................................................................................................................................. 21
Control .................................................................................................................................................................. 21
Tuning .................................................................................................................................................................. 22
Tuning .................................................................................................................................................................. 23
Text ...................................................................................................................................................................... 23
HD2-RC Remote Emulation ..................................................................................................................................... 24
Rack Mounting ...................................................................................................................................................... 25
iC-Net Zones, Units and Device Addresses........................................................................................................... 26
System Map ........................................................................................................................................................... 27
Typical RF and ICC-Net Signal Flow ..................................................................................................................... 28
Safety Instructions ............................................................................................................................................... 29
Limited Warranty .................................................................................................................................................. 30
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Overview
The ICC2-ATSC+ HDTV Tuner includes all the proven performance of the previous ICC2-ATSC, plus new
features requested by AV integrators:
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Lower profile enclosure - four tuners can fit into a 3RU space using Space Saver rack kits
Simpler setup - all on-screen and front-panel menus can be accessed from the front panel - no IR
remote needed
SmartScan technology eliminates encrypted channels during the scanning process
More energy efficient - draws almost a third less power
Compatible - includes all firmware options of the 232-ATSC, no change in control commands
The ICC2-ATSC+ HDTV Tuner is an integrated HDTV tuner/controller that networks HD display monitors and
projectors in a Display Express control system. As a universal TV tuner, the ICC2-ATSC+ can receive ATSC,
NTSC, and clear QAM cable channels from an MATV antenna or CATV cable RF system.
The tuner displays broadcasts through simultaneous HDMI and NTSC composite ports and switched HD
RGBHV or Component outputs. Full-time audio is available from digital Dolby 5.1/PCM/Variable PCM HDMI,
optical, and coax ports, as well as variable-level analog stereo audio outputs.
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Integrated Display Control - Employs RS-232 control port for integrated display or video projector
control, includes onboard database of display control command
Through-the-RF Coax Networking - Communicates with Display Express Web software, and
custom control systems via iC-Net RF protocol
Universal Tuning – Handles a mix of ATSC, clear QAM and NTSC channels, cable or off-air tuning
Pro Integration - Features 2-way RS-232 control and feedback with simple ASCII commands, as
well as discrete IR and wired IR - AMX and Crestron modules available
Fast Tuning - Changes analog and digital channels instantly with improved RF reception
Total Video - Simultaneous HDMI and composite video, switchable RGBHV or Component HD video
Total Audio - Simultaneous digital Dolby 5.1/PCM/Variable PCM HDMI, coax, and optical outputs, as
well as variable-level analog stereo
HD Scaling - Upscales NTSC broadcasts for HD output
Easy Set-up - Front-panel programming supported by LCD display, on-screen menus using HD2-RC
IR remote (included), and RS-232 control commands
Closed Captioning - Displays analog and digital captioning text
On-Screen Menus - Setup, Electronic Program Guide, Channel, Favorites, and Program Information
menus
Compact Rack Mounting - Mounts in 2RU single RK1-HD or dual RK2-HD 19” rack kits
Includes - 12 VDC switching power supply
Options – HD2-RC wireless remote, RK1-HD and RK2-HD rack kits, CC-232 or CC-COM RS-232
control cables, IR-RXC External IR Receiver
Green Machine - Meets RoHS safety and California energy standards
Field Updatable – download new control and HD processor firmware from CR website
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Specifications
Physical
Size (HWD): 8.5” [216mm] wide x 2.0” [51mm] height (1.5 RU) x 8.0” [203mm] deep
Weight: 1.94 lbs [890 g]
Enclosure: Steel with black powder coat paint
Mounting: 2/1.5RU Rack mounting for one or two units side-by-side optional (RK1/2-HD+,
RK1S/RK2S-HD+)
Front Panel
Display: Red LED Channel Display, dot separated major and minor channel numbers, dot at end indicates
Off-Air tuning
IR: IR sensor
Control: Power, Menu, and Select buttons, navigation using Up and Down (Channel Up and Down) buttons
Left and Right (Volume Down and Up) buttons
LEDs: RS-232 RX (Yellow), RS-232 TX (Red), Net (Green – flashes every second to confirm iC-Net
control signal)
Rear Panel
RF In: Air/Cable, ‘F’, female, 75 ohm impedance, -10 to 15 dBmV typical, receives RF control channel
RF Out: ‘F’, female, Passes RF channels to Air/Cable input, cable included
Air/Cable: ‘F’, female, 75 ohm impedance, -10 to 15 dBmV typical
A/C Jack: 3.5mm jack for RF-AB Air/Cable Switch
Video Output: Simultaneous HDM and NTSC video, switch between RGB and Component
Video Out: RCA composite video output, 1V p-p at 75 ohm impedance, 480i
Component Out: 3 RCA Y, Pr, Pb outputs (1080i/720p/480p/480i)
RGB Out: RGBHV DB-15 female (1080i/720p/480p, 59.95 Hz)
HDMI: HDMI receptacle, Type A, HD video and digital audio, version 1.3 (1080i/720p/480p), HDCP
Use PCM mode if HDMI audio connection is used to most displays (not all have Dolby)
Audio Output: Simultaneous HDMI, Coax, Optical, and Stereo
Digital Audio SPDIF: Coax and TOSlink optical output, Dolby 5.1 AC3/PCM/Variable PCM
Analog Audio Out: Stereo RCA audio, Mono, Stereo, or SAP, variable level
RS-232 Control: DB-9 male, RS-232 data link to control system or PC, up to 9 tuners, 300-19,200 baud
IR In: 3.5mm stereo jack for optional IR-RXC IR Receiver
Sleeve= DC power+ from power jack input, limited to less than 100mA
Ring=DC power– (GND)
Tip= IR data signal
Power In: 2.1mm coaxial jack (inside center conductor positive)
1.1 A maximum, 11.5 to 15 VDC, 12 VDC typical
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Tuning
Frequency Range: ATSC and Clear QAM (cable) television 55.25 to 801.25 MHz
TV System: ATSC, NTSC, Cable, and Clear QAM (1080i/720p/480p/480i)
Tuning: Off-air 14-69 (NTSC and 8-VSB) and CATV 1-135 (Analog, 64QAM, 256QAM, 8-VSB)
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 (Digital), 4:3, 16:9, Zoom (Analog channels)
Captioning: DTV and analog, set by program or customized for size, font and display attributes
Captioning Data: HDMI, RGB, and Component ports don’t have the ability to carry captioning data.
The composite video port will carry Line 21 data, but only when tuned to an analog channel
Lock: Parental option for channels and/or rating
Includes
Compact Power Supply, 1.5A maximum, 12 VDC
RF Loop Cable for connection of RF Out to Air/Cable input
Options
RK1-HD+ Single Rack Kit, 2RU
RK2-HD+ Dual Rack Kit, 2RU
RK1S-HD+ Single Space-Saver Rack, 1.5RU (reverse mount to stack)
RK2S-HD+ Dual Space-Saver Rack, 1.5RU (reverse mount to stack)
PMT-2+ Pole Mount Bracket
RF-AB RF A-B Switch, self-terminating, closure controlled (if system has dual Air and Cable feeds)
IR-RXC External IR Receiver
CC-COM or CC-232 RS-232 Control Cable
Firmware
HD V3.05 Provides Line captioning data on Composite video from analog and digital channels, tuner stays on
sub-channel with program data is lost, does not change to default N.1 channel.
Trademarks
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VGA and XGA are trademarks of International Business Machines
SVGA is a trademark of the Video Electronics Standard Association
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories, Dolby and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Laboratories
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Troubleshooting
TUNING CABLE CHANNELS
Tip: The 232-ATSC+ will skip encrypted channels automatically when you activate a channel scan
Tip: You can skip scanning analog channels by pressing Select after you start the scan.
Symptom: Channel ID is in XX-XX form, not cable box Guide form
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Cable boxes translate the actual channel #s into a virtual Channel Guide, using channels 2
– 900, or more.
The actual (physical) channels have IDs in XXX-XX form, just like off-air channels. Noncable HDTV tuners like the ATSC or LCD TVs don’t provide Guide features, so the channels
will be displayed in their native, physical major-minor channel form.
Some cable franchisees have a listing by physical channel, many do not. You can press the
INFO button on the HD2-RC remote to view the channel name.
POWER/VIDEO OUTPUT
Symptom: Tuner appears to be on, channel display is lit, but unresponsive, no video/audio out
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This often occurs when a 232-ATSC+ is used to replace an old 232-series analog tuner.
The solution is to not use the old 500 Ma power supply, and use the 1.5 Amp power supply that
comes with the ATSC. The old supply has enough juice to light up the front panel LEDs, but nothing
else.
Symptom: No video on Component Out
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The RGB and Component outputs are switchable, and the tuner ships set to RGB. Use Front Panel
Mode, next section to switch the HD analog video to Component.
HDMI
Symptom: No Video or Signal
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Most monitors accept HDMI in the RGB and Component color space, but there are exceptions. Try
switching from RGB to Component (Front panel mode 48).
Switch between 720p and 1080i, or down to 480P or 480i for old DVI sets. (Front panel mode 49)
If you’re connecting via a Cat5 interface, HDMI receiver, or switcher, some delay the HDCP signal
slightly out of range. Call CR Support on how to extend the delay on HDMI.
Symptom: No audio or fluttering sound in display speakers connected via HDMI
Change ATSC digital audio to PCM or PCM variable (most displays do not use Dolby 5.1)
RGB/Component
Symptom: No RGB or Component Video output
Check the RGB or Component output setting in Front Panel mode 48 (48.0 is RGB, 48.2 is Component).
Symptom: No output display on VGA input
Some monitors or projectors do not support 1080i or 720P operation on the RGB port. Set resolution in Front
Panel mode 49 (49.2 for 480P).
Composite Video
Symptom: Composite video out has small image in 16:9 setting, analog channels
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For a 4:3 set, tune to an analog channel and press RATIO on the remote to set to 16:9. Image will
fill left to right, you’ll always have a black band top and bottom.
Set to 4:3 if you’re only feeding video to 4:3 TVs.
Set output ratio on a digital channel as well - this a different setting than for analog channels.
If the tuner is used for 16:9 displays and analog TVs, choose the best setting for the widescreen,
and the NTSC will have to be a compromise. Most of the time, setting the RATIO while tuned to an
analog channel and again for a digital channel will provide the best result.
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IR Control
Symptom: IR remote won’t control tuner
Hold down IR remote Select, press 9, and release both. Front-panel setting should be 15.9. In addition,
check if the remote works when the lights are off. Some energy-saving fluorescent lights produce
interference at our IR frequency (57 Hz). Try to cover the IR sensor so the lights don’t affect operation, or
add the IR-RXC External IR Sensor. It’s easier to hide and tilt the sensor to help with reception, and you can
try Select and 4 to use the lower IR frequency (the RXC has both types of sensors).
Line 21 (analog) Captioning on Video Output
Symptom: Video out does not include captioning
The 232-ATSC+ does not carry forward closed captioning codes when tuned to an analog channel. However,
all captioning from digital TV channels is converted to analog captioning on the video output.
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RF Wiring Options
There are two ways to wire RF feeds to the ICC2-ATSC+.
Single RF Feed
Most applications will use a single RF feed, either Cable or Air (Antenna).
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Connect the RF feed to RF In on the top of the tuner. This allows the tuner to receive the
iC-Net control signal.
Connect the included short RF cable from RF Out to the Air/Cable RF input. A low-loss tap
feeds the RF feed the ATSC+ tuner.
Dual RF Feed
Other applications will use both Cable and Air (Antenna) feeds. The ICC2-ATSC+ can switch
between both, maintaining separate channels lists for each. You’ll need the optional RF-AB switch,
which has a mini 3.5mm cable that connects to the A/C control output on the back of the tuner.
The placement of RF connections on the RF-AB is different than shown – the RF ports above are
arranged for clarity.
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Wire the Cable feed to the RF input of the ATSC+. Note that the Cable feed needs to go
through the RF In on the ATSC+ first, so the tuner can receive the iC-Net control channel.
Connect the ATSC+ RF Out to the Cable input of the RF-AB.
Connect the Air/Antenna feed to the Air input of the RF-AB.
Connect the included short RF cable to the RF-AB switch RF Out, then to the Air/Cable RF
input on the ATSC+.
Connect the 3.5mm mini plug to the ATSC+ A/C control output.
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Setup Guide
The ICC2-ATSC+ supports a mix of setup tools, including:
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HD2-RC Remote Mode (accesses On-Screen Graphic Menus and special HD functions)
IC-RC Remote Mode (accesses Text Menus and special media functions)
Front-Panel Setup
IC-Net commands from system or iC Send
The reason for the options is that the ICC2-ATSC+ is designed to offer advanced analog/digital
tuning, yet be compatible with existing iC-Net systems.
IR Remote Operation
The IC-RC Remote is used with analog tuners as well as media and text menu control functions
when used in iC-Net control systems. The HD2-RC IR Remote is designed for control and setup of
ATSC-series HDTV tuners. Both remotes send the same IR codes, the difference is in how the
tuner responds.
In most cases, IC-Net systems, especially for schools and other applications that access onscreen text menus and interactive media control, will continue to use the traditional IC-RC remote
and mode.
System integrators can switch the ICC2-ATSC+ to the HD2-RC mode to access HD features, such
as channel scans and set up of 16:9 or 4:3 display modes. Then switch to IC mode to test iC-net
operation and IC-Net device number.
Front-Panel Setup
The Front Panel modes are useful for setting tune mode, HD output and resolution, and switching
between IC and HD2 remote modes.
IC Send Control
You’ll find the free IC Send program to be a great tool for system setup and testing, especially if
the site is using the ICE-HE Head End and your laptop is configured for the site’s network. You
can also use a PC or laptop via RS-232 with the ICC-HE Head End. Key functions include:
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On, Off and Tune commands to test operation to one or all ICC2-ATSC+ units.
IR Mode. Switch all tuners to IC or HD2 modes.
Channel Setup. Use the T^ Command to force all units to scan channels, then use the XA
and XD commands to add and remove channels from the list. If you’re using RS-232
control at the head end, have an ICC2-ATSC+ at that location to check your setup.
Tuner Setup. Use LM and TM commands to configure general tuner operation.
Default Input. Use the ER command to set the default input.
Device Address Settings
Use the front-panel setting 2 and 3 to set the address. Menu 3 sets the Zone address, and Menu 2 sets the
individual number in the zone. For example the system address for a controller is 257, set Menu 2 to 2.1 (1),
and Menu 3 to 3.1 (Zone 1, which is address 256), 1 + 256 = 257 system address. The controller will act by
itself when you send the unique 257 code, as a zone group when you send 256, or with all with address 4095.
Zone
Zone
1
256
9
2
512
10
3
768
11
4
1024
12
5
1280
13
6
1536
14
7
8
1792
2048
2304
2560
2816
3072
3328
3584
3840
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Front Panel Setup
To Enter a Front Panel Programming Mode:
1. Press and hold the Power button, then press the Volume Up button
2. Release all buttons, the ICC2-ATSC+ will now be in the front-panel programming mode. The Air LED
will flash, indicating programming mode.
3. The first two digits show the mode, the second show the option.
4. Changes are saved in non-volatile memory as they are entered.
5. The Volume up/down buttons scroll through programming modes, forward and reverse.
6. The Channel up/down buttons scroll through possible options for each mode.
To Exit the Front Panel Mode
Push and release the Power button.
Mode
RF Tune
0-9
0.0
Baud Rate
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
2.1
Unit Number
Zone Number
Panel Lockout
Power-up Volume
Firmware Version
Captions
3.0
4.0
5.0
5.X
6.20
Video Detect
AV Status
Label Mode
IR Receive
Digital Captions
IR Remote
10.0
10.1
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
11.X
12.3
13.0
14.2
15.9
17.1
18.1
Tune Control
19.0
Digital Audio
47.0
47.1
47.2
48.0
48.2
49.0
49.1
49.2
49.3
Caption Mode
HD Output
HD Format
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Parameters
0=CATV (Default)
1=Off-Air
2=IRC
3=HRC
4=Cable Auto
300
600
1200
2400
4800
9600
19200
1-99 (The LCD can’t show a higher number. It's easier to use the Menu 999
function on the next page. Set IR Mode 18.1 to 18.0 to see the onscreen
character generator. Once you’re at the device # menu, you can enter the unit’s
address using the number keys on the IR remote.)
1-15 System device number is (Unit + (Zone * 256))
Reserved (performed by LM command)
Restore previous level (default)
1 – 63 sets volume level
Ex: Version 2.0 Press and hold Channel Up, then Power to restore tuner to default settings
Press and hold Channel Up and Down, then Power to scan channels
Captioning off (default)
Captioning on
1=Caption 1 (default)
2=Caption 2
3=Caption 3
4=Caption 4
5-8= Text 1-4 (rarely used)
No AV mute (fixed)
No AV status (default)
Numeric (fixed)
0= Off, 9=Receive IR
1-6, Default is 1
0=IC-RC
1=HD2-RC
0=Tune all channels
1= Only tune channels in List
0=AC-3– Dolby 5.1
1=PCM (set to this for audio through HDMI)
2=PCM Variable (default)
RGB (Default)
Component
0=1080i (Default)
1=720p
2=480p
3=480i
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On-Screen Menus (IC Mode)
The remaining installation steps use the IR remote and the built-in character generator of the
ICC2-ATSC+.
1. Change the IR Remote mode in front-panel menu 18 to IC-RC (18.0). This will enable the
character generator to display the menus below.
2. Touch Menu, then 999, then Enter.
3. The text CR MENU> should appear on the screen.
4. Key in one of the commands shown below, then press Enter to activate.
5. Note that, in Menu mode, the Channel Down key acts as a backspace/delete key.
Command
Function
45678
Display firmware version
45679
Display the unit’s device #. At this point, you can use the Channel Down key as a
Delete key, enter a new device # with the remote’s numeric keypad, then hit Enter to
save the new number.
45700
Display current projector/monitor control commands. The code is installed by CR
when the unit ships, codes can be changed over the RF.
See RS-232 Control Codes on the next page.
45718
IR Remote Type
0=IC-RC
1=HD2-RC
45719
Tuning Control
45720
0=Tune all channels
1= Only tune channels in List
Set Display/Projector Input
Enter code 1-19. See page 23 in the ER section for input codes
65478
Reset controller, similar to disconnecting power then restarting.
65487
Initialize to factory default settings: Power on, unlocked, display channel 11, channel
ring set to 4, 5, and 11, Group 0. Note that this command works even if TV power is
off or control is locked out.
65480
Enable constant Net transmit to the Head-End. This is used for measuring the signal
strength of the unit’s RF output. Press Enter to stop transmit or the unit will
automatically stop after 50 seconds.
65481
Display DA transmitter frequency control voltage – should be 2000 - 3150.
65482
Display iCC-Net RF receive signal strength. Shows Net RX if receiving the
iC-HE’s “heartbeat” pulse once per second, !NET RX if not.
65483
Display DF transmitter frequency deviation – should be 245 - 300
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RS-232 Control Codes
The following chart includes the current control codes for TVs and projectors. We can add new command sets
as needed.
The ICC2-ATSC+ is shipped pre-loaded with the specific RS-232 code. Units can be updated to different control
code sets via the RF.
MFG
Type
Full Operation
LG
Mitsubishi
NEC 2
NEC 3
Projection Design
Library
Eiki
Epson
Christie
InFocus
Hitachi
NEC 1
Optoma
Panasonic
Pioneer
Samsung
Sanyo
Sharp
Sony
Sony
Specialty
Extron
Notes
Responds to 0-NNN TV command for inputs
LCD
VP
LCD
LCD
VP
Older M-series monitors
New M, P, S, V, X series
Responds to Input command, will be
upgraded to full operation when needed
VP
VP
VP
VP
VP
Plasma
VP
LCD
LCD
LCD
VP
VP
VP
LCD
WP
Emulates Wall Panel buttons
Input Selects
The code sets listed in Full Operation above the list have the ability to select inputs from a special channel
command, 0-NNN. For example, a 0-211 command would send the TV to the HDMI 1 input. For some makes,
such as LG, you need to send a TV/Tuner command (0-200) to restore the TV to the current channel. For other
sets, sending a channel command automatically selects the tuner if it’s at a different input. The command list
covers all the possibilities, not all sets have every option.
115=Captions
200=TV/Tuner
201=Video1
202=Video2
203=Video3
204=S-Video1
205=S-Video2
206=Component1
207=Component2
208=RGB1
209=RGB2
210=RGB3
211=HDMI1
212=HDMI2
213=HDMI3
214=HDMI4
215=HDMI5
Input Command
You will need to specify the default input for the ICC1-ATSC+, so that the unit will return to the correct input.
You can use the 45700 menu command on page 11 to set the input, or use IC-Send or Display Express to send
the ER command on page 23 to the tuner once it’s on the IC-Net RF network.
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HD2-RC IR Remote
The HD2-RC IR Remote can be used to setup the tuner and for daily operation. The IC-RC remote will work
as well, the image below shows the function of the keys when the tuner is in the HD2-RC mode.
Power
Turns tuner on and off. Discrete on and off IR commands are
available as well.
Volume Control
Use the Vol+, Vol- and Mute buttons.
Channel Selection
The key change in digital tuning is the need to add a dash (-) and
number after the traditional channel number. Analog channels are
accessed using XX-0, digital channels using XX-1 (or -2, -3, etc).
Ch+, Ch- and PrevCh can be used to access and recall channels.
Menu Operation
Press Menu to access the on-screen menus.
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Use the directional Arrows, Select and Exit to navigate the
menus.
List displays the list of all channels, arrow keys add/remove
channels, set Favorite Channel list
Exit steps backwards out of menus
Enter selects menu choice
Special Functions
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CC steps through available closed-captioning options
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Audio selects audio and SAP modes
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Signal displays channel signal level
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Ratio steps through aspect ratios, options depend on
channel and output types
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Info launches on-screen information window
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A/C selects Air or Cable tuning
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Fav Displays list of favorite channels
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Guide displays on-screen Guide
Features of many of the Special Function commands depend on
whether the current channel is analog or digital.
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On-Screen Menus (HD2 Mode)
Main Menu
Selects sub-menus.
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Arrow keys highlight option
Select (or Enter) chooses option
Menu steps back or exits menus
Exit exits all menus
Some options are only available if you are currently
tuned to an analog or digital channel
Channel Menus
Sub-Menu for Channels offers options for:
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Channel Auto-Scan
Favorite Channel Selection
Add/Delete Channels
Fine Tune (If tuned to an analog channel)
Signal Strength Meter
Auto-Scan
Starts scan of analog and digital channels for:
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Air – looks for NTSC and ATSC channels
Cable Auto – looks for analog and digital QAM cable
channels, as well as all frequency plans
Cable STD - standard cable spacing
Cable HRC – HRC cable spacing
Cable IRC – IRC cable spacing
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Tip:
Normally, use Auto. Most cable channels will be in standard
frequencies. If all the channels tune in STD but channels 5
and 6, scan for IRC. If few channels can be found, scan for
HRC.
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Favorite Channels
Menu is also displayed from the List command, selects
channels advanced by the FAV favorite channel command.
Use the Up, Down arrows to move through the list, press
Select to add a channel to Favorites.
Channel Add/Delete
This menu can add or delete a channel accessed from Channel
Up and Down.
You can tune to a channel you want to delete, then press
Menu/Channel/Add-Delete. Press Select to delete the channel.
You can also keep the page on screen as you step through
channels, adding and deleting as desired. If the channel has a
good signal, it will be displayed in the background.
Note that HDTV channels are broadcast on UHF frequencies.
The Add/Delete will show the name of the digital channel, as
well as the actual UHF channel used for broadcasting.
You can delete one of a digital channel’s sub-channels without
affecting the others.
Signal Strength
This page also displays from the Signal remote command. The
graphic shows the current signal strength, and changes in real
time. This allows you to monitor the strength of a channel as
you adjust the antenna for best reception.
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Caption Menus
This menu accesses captioning features:
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On/Off – turn captions on/off – other options are not
available if captions are off.
Analog Mode - CC 1-4 and Text 1-4
Digital Mode – Service 1-6
Digital Font Options

Size – Standard (15 pixels), Large (21 pixels), or
Small (11 pixels)
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Style – 1-6
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Color – 8 shade of background, foreground and
edge colors
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Opacity – foreground and background
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Edge – 6 style options
Version displays current version of tuner firmware
V-Chip Settings Menus
Manages access to programming for US and Canadian
standards.
The default PIN number for access is 0000 (four zeros.
Change PIN
Enter and confirm new PIN for access.
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US Rating
Use arrows and Select functions to select level of Movie and TV
rating allowed.
Canada Rating
Use arrows and Select functions to select level of Movie and TV
rating allowed.
Setup Menus
This series of menus select the options for tuner operation:
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Screen Format – 16:9 or 4:3
Time
Sound Settings
Video Noise Reduction - On/Off (if tuned to analog)
Set to On – helps to clean up analog channels
Menu Language – English, Spanish, French
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Screen Format
Selects between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios. The Ratio
command can also adjust the settings.

4:3 Display offers three options for 16:9 video: 16:9,
4:3 (stretched vertically), and Zoom (cropped sides)

16:9 Display offers three options for 4:3 video: 4:3
(small centered), 16:9 (stretched horizontally), and
Zoom (stretched vertically and horizontally) – or 4:3
and 16:9 if the video is 16:9
Time
Sets time settings for:

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Daylight Saving – Select and choose on or off
Note – The DST trigger comes from the broadcast
stations, and may not be in sync with the new US
standards. Use On/Off or time zone to offset time
Time Zone – Select local time Zone
Time Zone
Use left-right cursors to select the time zone, Select enters the
current zone.
Sound
Selects a variety of options, each is only active when you are
currently tuned into an analog or digital channel:
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Analog MTS – Mono, Stereo, SAP (same as Audio)
Multi-Track – English, French, Spanish
Digital Out – AC-3 (Dolby 5.1), PCM, or variable-level
PCM. Set to PCM when using audio through the HDMI
connection – most displays cannot decode AC-3 (Dolby
5.1).
Auto Volume – On or off
Pop-Up Menus
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Info
Activated from Info command.
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Channel – Analog or digital, Mode, Name
Time – current time and date
Program – Times and name (if digital)
Details – Resolution, Audio Mode, Captions, Rating
Guide
Shows the day’s programming guide for current station. Use
Up or Down arrows to move through Guide.
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IC-Net Control Protocol
Overview
RS-232 control for up to 4000 TV Controllers is provided through an iC-series Head-End Network
Controller. The ICE-HE Ethernet Head End and ICC-HE Head End manage iC-Net communication
over RF Coax to ICC1 (1-way) and ICC2 (2-Way) TV Controllers.
Each TV Controller is assigned a unique device number from 1 to 4000 to which control
commands are addressed. The devices are organized into 16 zones of 255 devices. All the devices
in each zone will respond to a single “virtual device number” — one device number that
represents all devices in each zone. There is also a global device number, 4095, that will
command all devices in the system. This feature dramatically speeds up system operation and
programming, because one command can affect an entire group of devices—or all. To take
advantages of this feature, review the section iC-Net SmartZones in this manual.
In ABC-Net, we reserve the first group of devices, 1-255, for components operating on a
connected control system. Zones 1-16 are used for CR TV Controllers, Video Display Controllers
and Tuners. As it’s unlikely any system will use all 4000 devices, this may be a good device
standard for your system as well.
The Remote RS-232 port on the Head-End Network Controller can communicate from 1200 to
38.4K baud. The factory default setting is 19.2K baud, 8 data bits, No parity, and 1 stop bit.
Command String Structure
Characters in command strings are expressed in a combination of hex and ASCII characters. For
clarity, the following protocol examples use the following conventions:
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
Single-byte hex numbers are preceded by the ‘$’ symbol
ASCII characters or strings are enclosed in single quotes
Numbers not marked as hex or ASCII are a single decimal byte
Parameters shown in < > brackets are single byte
A series of multiple commands or parameters are set apart by [ ] brackets
Commas separate the bytes, but are not part of the protocol
Double quotes enclose the command string, but are not part of the protocol
Command format:
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,<cmd1>,<parameter> [<cmdN>]"
$A5
<dh>
<dl>
<ncb>
<cmd1>
<parameter>
[<cmdN>]
Starts the command
The zone or high order byte of the device*
The unit or low order byte of the device (0 for global zone)
The number of command bytes to follow
The first command byte
Command parameters (not used by all commands)
Multiple commands can be concatenated, with byte count added to <ncb>
* iC-Net devices are arranged with a zone mindset. For example, a command sent to Device 256, which
triggers all the units in Zone 1, would be expressed as $A5, 1, 0 (first zone, device zero). A command sent to
257 would be $A5, 1, 1 (first zone, device 1 in the zone). See iC-Net SmartZones toward the end of this
manual.
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IC-Net Commands
Command
Description
Control
Power Off
P0
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’P0’ ” (6 bytes)
Power On
P1
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’P1’ ” (6 bytes)
Power Toggle
PT
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’PT’ ” (6 bytes)
Volume
VL
RS-232 Control
T0
IR Remote
Q8=
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,’VL’,<vol level>” (7 bytes)
Sets TV volume level
0 = Mute
1 – 63 = Minimum level (1) to maximum volume (63)
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,’T0’<type> ” (7 bytes) – Sets RS-232 control codes
V 2.0 – Code is fixed by firmware
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, ‘Q8’,<IR Remote>” (7 bytes)
0=IC-RC
1=HD2-RC
Control Lock
LM
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,'LM',<control>” (7 bytes)
Locks out front panel and IR remote control functions.
Bit
Bit
Bit
Bit
Operating
Parameters
TM
7
6
5-1
0
Selects
Selects
Always
Selects
IR remote control operation (0=enabled, 1=disabled)
volume control operation (0=enabled, 1=disabled)
0
front panel buttons operation (0=enabled, 1=disabled)
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,’TM’,<setting>” (7 bytes)
Sets up key functions in the unit
Bit 0 – Alpha channel labels
0=alpha labels off
1=alpha labels on
Bit 1 – Numeric channel labels,
0=num labels off
1=num labels on
Bit 2 – Channel up/down operation,
0=Tune Ring,
1=Send IR Keypad response
Bit 3-7 = 0
Control String
UX
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"$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2+string length>,'UX'<string>" (variable bytes)
Sends an RS-232 string (ASCII, decimal, or hex) directly to the TV display.
Ex: "$A5,1,2,6,'UX, 'PON', 13" Sends PON, followed by carriage return (device 258)
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Description
Command
Tuning
Tuning Format
S0=
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,’S0’,<format>” (7 bytes)
0=CATV
1=Off-Air
2=IRC
3=HRC
4=Cable Auto
Tuning Style
H1=
NA
TC Response
H2=
Channel Up
TU
NA – When the ICC2-ATSC+ receives an analog channel command, it will
attempt to tune the digital equivalent first. If there is not a matching virtual
channel, the unit will tune the analog channel.
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’TU’ ” (6 bytes) – Tunes to next channel up
Channel Dwn
TD
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’TD’ ” (6 bytes) – Tunes to next channel down
Prev Channel
TP
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’TP’ ” (6 bytes) – Tunes to previous channel
Tune Analog
Channel
Scan Mode
TC
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,’TC’, <channel>” (7 bytes) – Tunes to a specific channel 2127
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, ‘D0’,<mode>” (7 bytes) – Scan Mode
D0=
Sets scan mode for digital and analog channels from the T^ or front panel scan
command.
0=
1=
2=
3=
4=
Channel Scan
T^
Tune HD Channel TH=
Scans
Scans
Scans
Scans
Scans
for
for
for
for
for
analog and digital channels scan (default)
digital only, deletes analog channels
digital only, keeps analog channels
analog only, deletes digital channels
analog only, keeps digital channels
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’T^’ ” (6 bytes) – Initiates channel scan
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,5,’TH’,<H1>,<Major>,<Minor>” (9 bytes)
The tuner will ignore the first bit (H1), and tune the major (virtual) and minor
channels. Values may be in hex or decimal.
Ex:
“$A5,1,4,5,’TH’,0,2,3” Device 260, virtual channel 2-3
See page 12 on how to use TH to select inputs
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,5, ‘XA’,<chan Major>,<chan Minor>,<RF physical channel>”
(9 bytes) – adds channel to tune ring/list
Add Channel
XA=
Delete Channel
XD=
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,4, ‘XD’,<chan Major>,<chan Minor>” (8 bytes) – Deletes
channel from tune ring/list
Tune Control
Q9=
Captions
Q0=
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, ‘Q9’,<control>” (7 bytes)
0= Tune any channel
1= Only tune channels from the tune ring/list
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, ‘Q0’,<on-off>” (7 bytes)
0=Captioning off (default)
1=Captioning on
Caption Mode
Q1=
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, ‘Q1’,<mode>” (7 bytes)
1=Caption 1 (normal setting for most captioning)
2=Caption 2
3=Caption 3
4=Caption 4
5-8= Text 1-4 (rarely used)
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Command
Description
Tuning
Input
EI
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, ‘EI’,<Input>” (7 bytes)
Sets the input for controlled projector or display. See Input list in ER.
Input Ring
ER
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,’ER’, [<input 1>, <input N>]” (variable bytes)
Sets a list of inputs that are cycled by the Input command on the IC-IR remote or
KK command. Follow the standard list of inputs below, check with CR Support on
which are available for your make and model of video display.
1 Video1
2 Video2
3 Video3
4 S-Video1
5 S-Video2
6 Component1
7 Component2
8 RGB1
9 RGB2
10 RGB3/DTV
11 DVI/HDMI1
12 DVI/HDMI2
13 DVI/HDMI3
14 DVI/HDMI4
15 DVI/HDMI5
16 TV
17 TV2
18 1394
19 Memory stick
Ex: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,6,’ER’, 1,4,8,11” sets ring to Inputs 1, 4, 8 and 11.
Text
Write Text
DM
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,‘DM’, <start line>,<text color>,<text background color>,
<screen background>,<size and shadow>,<timeout>,<message bytes>”
(variable bytes)
Clears current text, displays text message over video (default) or blank
background. The built-in character generator can accept up to 40 characters of
text (including carriage returns), 28 characters per line. Use a hex $0D or decimal
13 in the text as a carriage return, which will advance CG to the next line, first
space on the right.
Start Line - 1-9
Text Color - 1-7= White
Text Background Color – 0-7=Transparent (no background)
Full screen background – 0=normal insert over video
Size and Shadow – 0-3=small text with drop shadow
Time-Out – 0=15-second display, 1=persistent
Persistent text stays on screen until the next DM, or new Menu or channel.
Ex1: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,10,‘DM’, 2,7,0,0,1,0,’TEST’ ” displays the word TEST on the
second line, white text, inserted over video, small size with drop shadow, and
timing out after 15 seconds.
Ex2: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‘DM’ ” clears on-screen display, also clears persistent text
Return
EB
Text Timeout
DQ
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The ATSC uses white text and clear backgrounds when it receives a Text or
Background Color parameter between 1 and 7, and accepts values 0-3 for text size
and shadow. This allows compatibility with Smart TVs mixed in the same system
that can display other colors and fonts.
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,’EB’ ” (6 bytes)
Moves cursor down to the first column of the next row.
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,’DQ’, <time>” (7 bytes)
Sets screen timeout to specified time in seconds (1-254). If time is 0 or 255, any
text on the screen will persist indefinitely, or until cleared.
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HD2-RC Remote Emulation
You can also emulate IR commands sent from the CR HD2-RC Wireless Remote. If you are using the numeric
keys to select a channel, the user or program will need to follow the numeric command with an Enter.
.
KK=<key>
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,'KK',<control>” (7 bytes)
* = Reserved for future
products/applications
0=*
1=*
2=*
3=*
4=*
5=*
6=*
7=*
8=*
9=Power (tog)
10=0
11=1
12=2
13=3
14=4
15=5
16=6
17=7
18=8
19=9
20=
21=Enter
22=Ch Up
23=Ch Dn
24=Vol Up
25=Vol Dn
26=Vol Mute (tog)
27=Power On
28=Power Off
29=Menu
63=Guide
80=Freeze
81=Signal
82=Ratio
85=Audio
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88=Favorite
95=List
96=Add/Delete Channel
98=Air/Cable
99=Dash 100=Info
101=Prev Chan
105=Menu
106=Cur Rt
107=Cur Lt
108=Cur Up
109=Cur Dn
110=Select
111=Exit
115=CC
141=Format 1080i
142=Format 720p
143=Format 480p
144=Format 480i
149=Output RGB
151=Output YPbPr
153=Air
154=Cable
155=Aspect ratio pillar/letter
box
156=Aspect ratio full/wide
157=Aspect ratio zoom
158=AC-3(Dolby 5.1)
159=PCM
160=PCM Variable
161=16:9
162=4:3
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Rack Mounting
Three options are available for rack-mounting tuners.
RK1-HD+
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Insert 232-ATSC+ into RK1-HD frame.
Use screws included with kit to attach tuner to the side flanges.
RK2-HD+
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Use supplied screws to attach left tuner to left and top flanges
Use supplied screws to attach right tuner to right and top flanges
RK2S-HD+ Space-Saver Rack Kit

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
Use supplied screws to attach left tuner to left and top flanges
Use supplied screws to attach right tuner to right and top flanges
Mount the first rack, then flip the next rack kit upside down, add tuners and mount
With this method, you can mount 4 tuners in 3 rack spaces
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iC-Net Zones, Units and Device Addresses
In the front-panel setup instructions, you set the Unit # (1-255), then the Zone # (1-15). This refers to the
iC-Net address structure that includes device number 256 – 4095 that is divided up into 15 Zones.
To simplify controlling groups of devices, iC-Net is divide,d into 15 zones of 255 devices, called SmartZones. All
the devices within each zone can be controlled simultaneously by sending a command to a single virtual device
number.
For example, noting the zone chart below, if we send a Power On command to device #256, all iC-Net
controllers in Zone 1 will turn off at the same time.
This is an immensely powerful feature, because most systems can only address one device at time. If you need
to turn off all 50 TV in a zone, you would need to send 50 commands. In addition to the hassles of creating
multiple commands, there would be a long delay between the first and last command. One command, instant
response is easier.
The Zone number plus the Unit number equals the actual device address.
Zone
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
All Zones
Tip:
Device #
256
512
768
1024
1280
1536
1792
2048
2304
2560
2816
3072
3328
3584
3840
4095
Unit
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
1-255
Total Device #
257-511
512-767
769-1023
1025-1279
1281-1535
1537-1791
1793-2047
2049-2303
2305-2559
2561-2815
2817-3071
3073-3327
3329-3583
3585-3839
3841-4000
While many applications can use just the Zone number, it’s a good practice to assign a unique Unit
number to each controller in the zone. This allows the system software to address individual controllers
if necessary.
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System Map
One of the key tasks for iC-Net integrators is to create a logical System Map, assigning device numbers to TV
controllers so they fall into physical zones useful to the client. The device mapping could be sorted by type or
location; whichever suits the application.
iC-Net Zone
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
All Zones
Zone
W 1st Floor
W 2nd Floor
E 1st Floor
E 2nd Floor
Room
Unit
W151
W152
W153
W154
1
2
3
4
W251
W252
W253
W254
1
2
3
4
E151
E152
E153
E154
1
2
3
4
Device
256
257
258
259
260
512
513
514
515
516
768
769
770
771
772
1024
E251
E252
E253
E254
1
2
3
4
G100
G150
G151
1
2
3
TV 1
TV 2
1
2
W1
W2
E1
E2
1
2
3
4
Lower
Upper
1
2
1025
1024
1025
1026
1280
Cafes
1281
1282
1283
1536
Entrance
1537
1538
1792
Hallways
1793
1794
1795
1796
2048
Concession
2049
2050
4095
All
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Typical RF and ICC-Net Signal Flow
The diagram below shows the structure of a typical Contemporary Research media retrieval
system. One of the key aspects for iCC-Net communication is to provide a forward and return
(sub-channel) path for data.
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Safety Instructions
Read before operating equipment.
1. Cleaning - Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or
aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
2. Power Sources - Use supplied or equivalent UL/CSA approved low voltage DC plug-in transformer.
3. Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If you connect an outside antenna or cable system to the product, be
sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges
and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70, provides
information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the
lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge
unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
4. Lightning - Avoid installation or reconfiguration of wiring during lightning activity.
Power Lines - Do not locate an outside antenna system near overhead power lines or other electric light or
power circuits or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna
system, refrain from touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with them might be fatal.
5. Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or
electric shock.
6. Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts, resulting in a fire or electric shock. Never spill
liquid of any kind on the product.
7. Servicing - Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose
you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
8. Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified
service personnel under the following conditions:

When the power supply cord or plug is damaged.

If liquid spills or objects fall into the product.

If the product is exposed to rain or water.

If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions. An improper adjustment of other controls
may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the
product to its normal operation.

If the video product is dropped or the cabinet is damaged.

When the video product exhibits a distinct change in performance, this indicates a need for
service.
* Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call CATV system installer's attention to
Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of Canadian Electrical Code, Part I), that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as possible.
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Limited Warranty
Contemporary Research Corporation (CR) warrants this product to be free from defects in material and
workmanship under normal use for a period of two years from the date of purchase from CR. Should such a
defect occur CR will repair or replace, at their option, the defective product at no cost for parts or labor.
This warranty extends to product purchased directly from CR or an Authorized CR Dealer. Consumers should
inquire from selling dealer as to the nature and extent of the dealer's warranty, if any.
All warranty claims must be shipped pre-paid to the factory. Call or fax to obtain a Return Material
Authorization (RMA) number.
CR is not liable for any damages caused by any of its products or for the failure of any products to perform,
including any lost profits, lost savings, incidental damages, or consequential damages. CR is not responsible
for any claim made by a third party or made for you by a third party. This limitation of liability applies
whether damages are sought, or a claim is made, under this warranty or as a tort claim (including
negligence and strict product liability), a contract claim, or any other claim. This limitation of liability cannot
be waived or amended by any person. This limitation of liability will be effective even if CR or an authorized
representative of CR has been advised of the possibility of any such damages.
Some states do not allow a limitation of how long an implied warranty lasts. Some states do not allow the
limitation or exclusion of incidental or consequential damages for consumer products. In such states, the
limitation or exclusion of the Limited Warranty may not apply to you. This Limited Warranty gives you
specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that may vary from state to state. You are advised to
consult applicable state laws for a full determination of your rights.
Except as expressly set forth in this Limited Warranty, CR makes no other warranties, expressed or implied,
including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. CR expressly disclaims
all warranties not stated in this Limited Warranty. Any implied warranties that may be imposed by law are
limited to the terms of this Limited Warranty.
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