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MT115MT115-111/DTP Receiver to Computer/Component AV
User’s Guide
Welcome!
1.3 Cleaning
We greatly appreciate your purchase of the MT115-111 Dual Twisted Pair
Receiver to Computer/Component Video + Audio. We are sure you will find
it reliable and simple to use. Superior performance for the right price, backed
by solid technical and customer support is what ALTINEX has to offer.
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Signal Management Solutions® to the most demanding audiovisual
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1.4 FCC Notice
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions found herein, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
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Any changes or modifications to the unit not expressly approved by
ALTINEX, Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
1. Precautions and Safety Warnings
Please read this manual carefully before using your MT115-111 and keep it
handy for future reference. These safety instructions are to ensure the long
life of your MT115-111 and to prevent fire and shock hazards. Please read
them carefully and heed all warnings.
1.1 General
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Qualified ALTINEX service personnel or its authorized representatives
must perform all service.
1.2 Handling
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Handle the MT115-111 carefully. Dropping or jarring can damage the
card.
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The MT115-111 contains components that are sensitive to electrostatic
discharge (ESD). Always use ESD safety precautions when touching the
card.
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To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this unit to water or moisture.
Do not place the MT115-111 in direct sunlight, near heaters or heatradiating appliances, or near any liquid. Exposure to direct sunlight,
smoke, or steam can harm internal components.
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Do not pull any cables that are attached to the MT115-111.
Clean only the connector area with a dry cloth. Never use strong
detergents or solvents such as alcohol or thinner. Do not use a wet cloth
or water to clean the card. Do not clean or touch any component or
PCB.
2. Installation Procedures
Step 1.
Determine the appropriate switch settings using Diagram 3 on page 6.
Step 2.
Turn off power to the MultiTasker system and disconnect from AC power.
Step 3.
Remove an unused slot cover (MT200-101). Identify the slot number and note that it is for RS-232 control.
Step 4.
Slide the MT115-111 into the enclosure in order to connect it to the bus. Make sure that the card fits into place and secure the card by tightening its
retainer screws.
Step 5.
Restore power to the MultiTasker enclosure. The LEDs for each input should be on and red.
Step 6.
Connect the computer/component video and audio devices to Outputs 1 and 2.
Step 7.
Connect the 4TP IN1 to the output of its Twisted Pair transmitter. If a properly formatted input signal is available, the input LED will turn green.
Step 8.
Connect the 4TP IN2 to the output of its Twisted Pair transmitter. If a properly formatted input signal is available, the input LED will turn green.
Step 9.
The MT115-111 is ready for operation.
Step 10.
Video equalization is provided to fine tune the displayed image on the remote display. The equalization adjustments on the MT115-111 and Twisted
Pair transmitter work together. Adjust equalization by setting both the transmitter and receiver to minimum. Then slowly increase the equalization
on the receiver until an image is present. Then adjust the equalization on both units for the best image.
Step 11.
The MT115-111 also has video gain adjustment capability through RS-232 control.
3. Limited Warranty/Return policies
Please see the ALTINEX website at www.altinex.com for details on warranty and return policies.
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4. Technical Specifications
Specifications are subject to change. See www.altinex.com for up-to-date information.
Features/Description
MT115-111
Electrical
Inputs
MT115-111
Input Signal
CAT-5/6 Twisted Pair
(2) RJ-45 female
CAT-5/6 Twisted Pair
Output
Video/Sync/Audio Signals
ALTINEX Standard
Audio Output Signal
Video
(2) 15-pin HD female
Gain
0 dB +/- 0.5 dB
Audio
(2) 3.5 mm jack
Level
1.0 Vp-p max
Compatibility
Signal Types
Video Signal
Resolutions
Recommended Max.
Cable Lengths
Note: Measurements
made using ALTINEX
low-skew cable,
CB3150PV.
Video Output Signal
ALTINEX Standard for
Twisted Pair
Video Signal
VGA through UXGA
480p through 1080i
Video Impedance
75 ohm
TTL (+/-)
VGA:
640x480@60Hz
900 ft (274 m)
SYNC Signal
XGA:
1024x768@60Hz
700 ft (213 m)
Video Resolutions
SXGA:
1280x1024@60Hz
650 ft (198 m)
Power
UXGA:
1600x1200@60Hz
600 ft (183 m)
+6V
0.600 A (3.6 W)
-6V
0.350 A (2.1 W)
Table 1. MT115-111 General
Total Power Consumption
Mechanical
Enclosure Slots
Weight
MT115-111
0.5 lb (0.23 kg)
10°C-35°C
T° Maximum
50°C
MTBF (calculations)
Table 3. MT115-111 Electrical
One
T° Operating
Humidity
90% non-condensing
40,000 hrs (min.)
Table 2. MT115-111 Mechanical
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2
VGA through UXGA
480p through 1080i
(from enclosure)
5.7 W max.
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5. About Your MT115-111
The MT115-111 provides a means of receiving computer or component video and audio signals over Twisted Pair-type (CAT-5) cable when used together with
an ALTINEX Twisted Pair Video Transmitter, such as the MT115-110 or TP115-110.
The MT115-111 offers two 15-pin HD female outputs and two 3.5 mm audio outputs, one for each of the inputs. The RJ-45 inputs receive the differential video
and audio signals generated by the Twisted Pair transmitter. The MT115-111 also offers video equalization for long cable lengths. The equalization adjustment
may be set for either hardware or software (RS-232) control.
Additionally, the MT115-111 offers the option for video gain adjustments through RS-232 control or the gain may be set to a value of one for hardware control.
As an added feature, the MT115-111 offers the option of selecting a Sync-on-Green (SOG) output. The SOG feature is a simple switch setting that may be set for
SOG or standard RGBHV.
The latest generation of Twisted Pair devices uses an innovative, patented technology* developed by ALTINEX. The new signal processing technology allows
transmitting and receiving fully equalized computer video signals, stereo, and audio signals over long distances
* US Patent 7,065,190
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6. Application Diagrams
Diagram 1: Typical Setup
MT115-111
TP115-110
TP115-110
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Diagram 2: Internal View
MT115-111
PS
CH1
SIGNAL
DETECT
POWER
CH2
SIGNAL
DETECT
POWER
MP
L
PAIR 4
R
INPUT 1
4TP
RJ-45
SYNC
SEPARATOR
V
PAIR 2
H
R/Pr
PAIR 3
B/Pb
PAIR 1
G/Y
S/W
EQ
EQ
L
R
SYNC
SEPARATOR
H
R/Pr
PAIR 3
B/Pb
PAIR 1
G/Y
EQ
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EQ
5
MONO
AUDIO
3.5 mm
V
PAIR 2
S/W
RGBHV
YPbPr
VIDEO
15-PIN HD
H/W
PAIR 4
INPUT 2
4TP
RJ-45
MONO
AUDIO
3.5 mm
RGBHV/
YPbPr
VIDEO
15-PIN HD
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Diagram 3: Switch Settings
SW8
GAIN2
GAIN1
EQ2
EQ1
SW7
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SW6
SW3
SOG1
SOG2
SW4
SW1
CONTROL
OUTPUT
CONTROL DESCRIPTION
Video Gain
1
2
Set SW6 to SW for software or HW for a fixed gain = 1.
Set SW8 to SW for software or HW for a fixed gain = 1.
Equalization
1
2
Set SW4 to SW for software or HW for hardware.
Set SW2 to SW for software or HW for hardware.
Sync-on-Green
1
2
Set SW3 to ON for a Sync-on-Green output.
Set SW1 to ON for a Sync-on-Green output.
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7. Operation
7.1 RS-232 Control
Changing the position of a card will significantly affect the commands
recorded on software definitions or third-party control systems.
The MT115-111 has many advanced remote control capabilities accessible
through standard RS-232 communication. Control may be accomplished
through a computer, control system, or any device capable of RS-232
communication.
The unit ID has a range from U0 to U20. U0 should be used for single
unit operation. If the ID is set to U0, each command may be used
without Ui. Use the command [SETU0], as explained in the
MT101-101 User’s Guide.
7.1.1 RS-232 Interface
Example:
The control commands for the MT115-111 are in a simple ASCII
character format.
1.
2.
3.
Square brackets "[ ]" are part of the command.
Use uppercase letters for all commands.
Spaces are not legal characters.
For U0
[VERC3Ui]:
For ID other than U0
[VERC3]:
Equivalent to [VERC3U0].
Command Organization
The RS-232 commands in this section are organized into the following 5
categories:
The cards in a MultiTasker are capable of performing various
functions, as well as providing feedback to the user or control system.
Commands instruct a card to perform specific actions or request
information from the card. Some commands do both simultaneously.
Basic Commands
Feedback Control
A command that instructs the card only to perform an action will
generate feedback of "[ ]". The open bracket immediately followed by a
closed bracket indicates the card received a valid command. If the
command requested information from the card, the feedback generated
by the card is the acknowledgement of having received a valid
command. Invalid commands generate feedback that includes "ERR"
plus an error code.
Example 1: [ERR001]
Example 2: [ERRC04]
[VERC3]:
Card Control
Card IDs
Groups
See the Summary of Commands (Section 7.3) for one line descriptions of
each command.
Error number
Card error C4
Basic Commands
The basic commands are used to provide general information about the
card. These commands are most useful during the initial stages of setting
up and operating the card.
Commands ending in "S" will be saved into memory. Commands not
ending in "S" will still be executed, but will not be restored when the
system is reset or powered off, then on.
1. [VER]
7.2 Description of Commands
This command displays the software version and card type for the
MT115-111 card.
Each command consists of three parts: Function, Card ID, and Unit ID.
[ Function , Card ID , Unit ID ]
Command Format: [VERCn]
Example: [VERC3U2]
Cn
= Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
VER = Function
Example:
C3
= Card ID or Group ID
U2
= Unit ID (optional for Unit ID 0)
An MT115-111 card is in slot 4. Send the command [VERC4], and the
system will return feedback similar to the following:
For Function, see a detailed explanation under each command
description.
[MT115-111 690-0231-001 C04]
MT115-111
The card ID is a unique identifier. It is equal to the enclosure slot
number, or it may be an assigned value. As the slot number, the value
can range from 1-4 up to 1-20 depending on the enclosure. If the value
is assigned, the ID may be a maximum of 99. Card ID 0 (C0) is used for
the controller and cannot be reassigned.
690-0231-001 = Firmware version
C04
The group ID is a number representing a group of cards defined with
the [WR] command. When using the group ID, all cards in the group
will perform the given instruction.
NOTE: In this guide, cards are referenced by their IDs (C1, C2...C99).
Typically, the ID number will be equivalent to the slot number.
Groups will be referenced by their IDs (G1-G8).
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= Card model number
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= Card ID
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2. [C]
6. [TEST]
This command receives the status of the card.
This command performs a series of tests on the internal memory and
displays a pass message if successful. Otherwise, failures are indicated.
Command Format: [Cn]
Cn
Command Format: [TESTCn]
= Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Cn
Example:
Upon completion, the system will display the results. This feedback
will be similar to the following:
There is one MT115-111 card in slot 4. Sending the command [C4] to
the system will yield feedback similar to the following:
MEMORY IC TEST RESULTS:
MEMORY IC PASS
INPUT#1 VIDEO GAIN 4
EQUALIZATION 32
INPUT#2 VIDEO GAIN 4
EQUALIZATION 32
7. [HELP]
This command displays information available for the MultiTasker
interface commands.
In this case, both card inputs are set for a video gain of 4 and an
equalization of 32.
Command Format: [HELPCn]
If there is no card in slot 4, sending the [C4] command will not return
any feedback.
Cn
In order to display the RS-232 commands available for the MT115-111
card in slot 4, send the command [HELPC4]. The commands along
with a brief description will be displayed in the Terminal Window.
This command saves the card settings and displays the status. After the
system is reset or powered off and on, the settings are restored.
= card number
S
= save configuration
= Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
3. [CnS]
Cn
= Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Feedback Control
The next commands are a function of both the card and the front panel and
allow flexibility over when and how card information is displayed.
Example:
Save the status by sending [C4S]. The feedback returned will be
similar to the following:
8. [FBD]
INPUT#1 VIDEO GAIN 4
EQUALIZATION 32
INPUT#2 VIDEO GAIN 4
EQUALIZATION 32
This command turns feedback delay on or off. It is necessary when
installing some newer cards in older systems. If the system does not
receive all of the feedback from the card, the card may be
communicating too fast. This command will slow down the card's
communication rate.
SAVED
Command Format: [FBDm]
4. [...S]
m
This command will save the configuration command being sent in
memory. When sending the command [EQ1=16C4S], after reset or
power up, the equalization for Input 1 will be set to 16.
Example:
The command [HELPC4] is sent to the card in slot 4. Some of the
HELP file is displayed on the screen, but most is missing. Send the
command [FBD1] to slow down the rate at which the card sends
feedback to the system.
5. [CLR]
This command clears the card settings and returns it to the factory
default values. The defaults gain setting is 4 and the default
equalization setting is 32 for each input.
Command Format: [CLRCn]
Cn
= Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
In order to clear the card in slot 4, send the command [CLRC4]. The
card will respond with the following feedback when complete:
FACTORY RESET COMPLETED
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= Delay (0= no delay, 1= delay 100mS)
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9. [?]
Command Format: [STA1]
This command will return general information about the MultiTasker
and cards installed in the unit.
Feedback Prefix Definitions:
MT Card Model Number
Command Format: [?Ui]
Ui
VR Firmware Revision
= Unit ID (i = from 0 to 9)
GN Video Gain Levels
Example:
EQ Equalization Levels
A MultiTasker with unit ID 1 has a front panel with part number
MT101-101 and contains an MT103-122 and MT115-111. Send the
command [?U1] and receive the following:
Example:
Command
=
[EQ1=1C4]
[(MT101-101U1)(MT103-122C01)(MT115-111C04)]
Feedback
=
(EQ0132C04)
EQ
=
Equalization
01
=
Input 1 Equalization
32
=
Input 2 Equalization
C04
=
Card ID
MT101-101U1 = Panel number/unit ID
MT103-122C01 = MT103-122 is in slot 1
MT115-111C04 = MT115-111 is in slot 4
10. [?C]
This command will return general information about the card and its
status.
12. [STA0]
Command Format: [?Cn]
Cn
This command disables automatic feedback from the card and front
panel. The command affects all cards with auto feedback capability,
not just the MT115-111. The default at power on or reset is STA0,
OFF.
= Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
The MT115-111 in slot 4 has Inputs 1 and 2 set to their default values.
Send the command [?C4] to receive feedback similar to the following.
Command Format: [STA0]
Card Control
[(MT115-111C04) (VR690-0231-001C04) (GN0404C04) (EQ3232C04)]
Card control commands allow the main functions of the card to be
executed over the RS-232 bus, or from the front panel’s programmable
keys.
All feedback is enclosed in square brackets. Each data field in the status
is in parentheses. The first two characters identify the status type and
the last three are the card’s ID.
13. [EQ]
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= Card model number
VR690-0231-001
= Firmware version
This command displays the equalization setting for an input and selects
that input for adjustment using the [+] and [-] commands.
GN0404
= Video gain levels
Command Format: [EQmCn]
EQ3232
= Equalization settings
m
= Input # (m = 1 or 2)
The video gain levels are displayed for both Input 1 and Input 2. The
first 2 digits are the setting for Input 1 and the last 2 digits are the
setting for Input 2. In this case, both are set to a level of 4 out of 11.
Cn
= Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
The equalization levels are displayed for both Input 1 and Input 2 as
well. The first 2 digits are the setting for Input 1 and the last 2 digits
are the setting for Input 2. In this case, both are set to a level of 32 out
of 64.
Display the equalization setting for Input 1 of C4, then increase the
equalization level by 3 from a starting value of 12.
Example:
Send the command [EQ1C4] and the current setting for Input 1 will be
displayed.
11. [STA1]
[12]
This command enables automatic feedback from the front panel. The
command affects any card with auto feedback capability, not just the
MT115-111. The power on default or reset is STA0, off. For more
details, see the [?Cn] command definition.
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Next, send the commands [+], [+], and [+] to increase the setting by 3.
Send the [EQ] command again to receive new value.
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14. [EQ=]
ID Commands
This command sets the equalization for an input to a value specified by
the user.
The default card ID is the same as the card slot number. The next several
commands allow the user to change the card ID to a value other than the
slot number. Once the ID is changed, moving the card to another slot will
not change the card ID. If a card in slot 4 is set to ID 1, then moved to slot
10, its ID will remain 1. The [RSI] command forces each installed card to
take its slot number as its ID number, regardless of the slot in which it is
installed.
Command Format: [EQm=xCn]
m
= Input # (m = 1 or 2)
x
= Equalization level (m = # from 1 to 64)
Cn
= Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Some cards require more than one slot in the MultiTasker system. As an
example, some matrix switcher cards require 4 slots. If 5 of these cards are
installed, they would be numbered C4, C8, C12, C16, and C20. Changing
the ID allows the user to define the cards as C1, C2, C3, C4, and C5.
Example:
Set the equalization on Input 2 of C4 to a value of 32 by sending the
command [EQ2=32C4]. The card will respond with feedback of "[ ]"
once the command is executed.
Another use for changing the card ID is to be able to use multiple systems
without having to set each unit to a different unit ID. All systems may be
left as unit ID 0 for ease of programming. The cards in the first unit may be
numbered 1-10 and in the second unit 11-20.
15. [GAIN]
This command displays the gain setting for an input and selects that
input for adjustment using the [+] and [-] commands. A gain setting of
4 is equivalent to unity gain.
17. [RSI]
This command resets the card IDs in the system. After sending this
command, each card ID in the system will match the slot number of
the card. If the card is moved to another slot, its ID number will be the
new slot number.
Command Format: [GAINmCn]
m
= Input # (m = 1 or 2)
Cn
= Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Command Format: [RSI]
Example:
Example:
Display the gain setting for Input 2 of C4, then decrease the gain level
by 3 from a starting value of 10.
Send the command [RSI] to the system with
Unit ID 0. The card in slot 1 will have ID 1, the card in slot 2 will have
ID 2, and so on. If the card in slot 1 is then moved to slot 4, the card ID
will then be 4.
Send the command [GAIN2C4] and the current setting for Input 1 will
be displayed.
[10]
18. [SIDn]
Next, send the commands [-], [-], and [-] to decrease the setting by 3.
Send the [GAIN] command again to receive new value.
This command sets all the cards installed in the MultiTasker system to
the same card ID. After sending this command, all cards will be
addressed with the same ID. Use caution when sending this command
to a system with multiple board types.
[7]
16. [GAIN=]
This command sets the gain level for an input to a value specified by
the user. A gain setting of 4 is equivalent to unity gain.
Command Format: [SIDn]
Command Format: [GAINm=xCn]
Example:
m
= Input # (m = 1 or 2)
x
= Gain level (m = # from 1 to 11, 4 = unity)
Send the command [SID1] to the system. All the cards in the system
now have ID 1. Any commands that are sent to card ID 1 will be
received and executed by each card.
Cn
= Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
n
= Card ID (n = # from 1 to 99)
19. [SIDnCi]
Example:
This command sets the card ID of a single card to a number from 1 to
99.
Set the gain level for Input 2 of C4 to a value of 4 by sending the
command [GAIN2=4C4]. The card will respond with feedback of "[ ]"
once the command is executed.
Command Format: [SIDnCi]
n
= Card ID (n = # from 1 to 99)
Ci
= Slot Number (i = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Send the command [SID50C10] to set the ID of the card in slot 10 to an
ID of 50.
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20. [SID+]
Example:
This command sets the card ID of all cards in a system to their slot
number plus the offset value.
Add C2, C4, and C6 to G5 by sending the command [WRC2C4C6G5].
After executing this command, G5 will consist of C2, C4, and C6.
Command Format: [SID+n]
Now add C8 to G5 by sending [WRC8G5]. C8 is added to G5, and G5 is
not overwritten. View the contents of G5 by sending [RDG5] and
receiving the following feedback:
n
=
Offset amount (n = # from 0 to 99)
The maximum card ID is 99, so subtract the highest slot number from
99 to find the maximum offset. For example, in an 8 slot enclosure, the
maximum offset would be 91. The slot number (8) plus the offset (91)
equals 99.
[G5=C2C4C6C8]
23. [RMC]
This command removes one or more cards from a group.
Example:
Command Format: [RMCn1Cn2…Gk]
There are two 20-slot enclosures to be connected together during
normal operation. The first unit will use the default IDs where the card
ID is equal to the slot number. The second unit will have the same unit
ID, but each card ID will be offset by 20.
24. [RMG]
This command deletes one or all groups.
This command displays the slot number of a card with a specified ID
number. If more than one card has the same ID, each slot number will
be displayed.
Command Format: [RMGk]
Gk
Command Format: [RSNCi]
Remove all cards from G52 by sending [RMG5]. The system will return
the following feedback:
Example:
The card in slot 4 takes up four slots in the enclosure. Its ID was set to
1 since it is the first card installed in the system, reading from left to
right. Send the command [RSNC1] to find the slot number of this card.
The system responds with the following feedback:
[G5=0]
Example 2:
Remove all cards from all groups, effectively deleting all groups, by
sending [RMG*]. The system will return the following feedback:
[4]
G1-G8: EMPTY
Group Commands
25. [RD]
Group commands allow several cards with the same functions to be
controlled simultaneously with a single command. Up to 8 groups (G1-G8)
may be defined. These commands apply to all cards, not only the
MT115-111.
This command reads and then displays the members in a group.
Command Format: [RDGk]
Gk
22. [WR]
C2, C4, and C6 make up G5. Read the member data for G5 by sending
the command [RDG5]. The system will return feedback as follows:
Group 1 = Video Cards
Group 2 = Audio Cards
Group 3 = Video and Audio Cards
[G5=C2C4C6]
The feedback shows G5 and then the cards that make up G5. In this
case, G5 includes C2, C4, and C6.
Command Format: [WRCn1Cn2…Gk]
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= Group ID (k = # from 1-8)
Example:
This command adds cards to a group. In MultiTasker systems with
audio and video cards, the groups are typically as follows:
= Group ID (k = # from 1-8)
= Group ID (k = # from 1-8, * for all)
Example:
= Card ID (i = # from 1 to 99)
Gk
= Group ID (k = # from 1-8)
[G5=C2C4]
21. [RSN]
= Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Gk
G5 consists of C2, C4, C6, and C8. Remove C6 and C8 by sending
[RMC6C8G5]. View the contents of G5 by sending [RDG5] and
receiving the following feedback:
The cards in the first unit will be referenced as card IDs 1-20 and the
cards in the second unit will be referenced by card IDs 21-40.
Cn
= Card ID (n= # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Connect the computer to the second unit only and send the command
[SID+20] to set the ID of all the cards in the second enclosure to their
slot number plus 20, then reconnect both units.
Ci
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7.3 Summary of Commands
7.4 Menu Mode
Basic Commands
1)
[VER]
Display firmware
firmware version
2)
[C]
Display card status
3)
[CnS]
Save card settings
Menu Mode commands allow virtually the same functionality as
programming commands. Unlike the programming commands in the
previous sections, menu commands prompt the user to select from a list of
available options. The system then responds based upon selections made by
the user.
7.4.1 Menu Command Definitions
4)
[..S]
Save current setting
5)
[CLR]
Reset card to defaults
6)
[TEST]
Test internal memory ICs
7)
[HELP]
Display available commands
Refer to section 7.2 for details on card functions and examples.
Following is a cross-reference between menu mode and programming
commands.
Feedback Commands
8)
[FBD]
Feedback delay on/off
9)
[?]
Display system cards
10)
[?C]
Display card information
11)
[STA1]
Auto feedback on
12)
[STA0]
Auto feedback off
Menu
Equalization
Card Commands
13)
[EQ]
Select equalization adjustment
14)
[EQ=]
Set equalization level
15)
[GAIN]
Select video gain adjustment
16)
[GAIN=]
Set video gain level
17)
[RSI]
Reset Card IDs to defaults
[SIDn]
Set all Card IDs
19)
[SIDnCi]
Set one Card ID
20)
[SID+]
Set all Card IDs to an offset
21)
[RSN]
Display card slot number
[WR]
Add card(s) to a group
23)
[RMC]
Remove card(s) from group
24)
[RMG]
Delete group
25)
[RD]
Display group members
[GAIN]
Save
[CnS]
Reset
[CLR]
Version
[VER]
Status
[C]
[HELP]
7.4.2 Using Menu Mode
Do NOT press any keys except those relating to the current menu. If
you press the ENTER key after entering a letter or digit, the original
list of systems will be displayed.
Group Commands
22)
[EQ]
Gain
Help
ID Commands
18)
Command
1.
In order to enter Menu Mode, the system needs to be connected
to a computer running RS-232 control software.
2.
In the Terminal Window, press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
3.
The system checks all MultiTaskers on the RS-232 bus and
displays a list of available systems.
Example:
4.
5.
1: U1
2: U2
3: U3
Enter the ID number of the desired system. In the example above,
enter a "1" for the MultiTasker with unit ID 1.
The system then interrogates all the cards available in its
enclosure and displays a list of available cards.
Example:
6.
01: MT103-122
02: MT103-123
04: MT115-111
Enter the 2-digit ID and a menu for the card will be displayed. In
the example above, enter "04" for the MT115-111.
7.
The system will prompt for selections specific to the selected
card.
8.
Read each menu carefully, and continue selecting keys as
prompted.
Note: Menus for data entry have two prompts: "Key=" and "ESC"
(escape). Press the escape key to return to the previous menu.
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7.4.3 Menu Types
1.
2: GAIN CONTROL
GAIN CONTROL
Main Menu
1: INPUT#1 4
The first menu displayed after selecting the card is the Main
Menu. This menu provides access to the key functions related to
the card. Press the key representing the menu item for access and
a sub menu will appear.
2.
GAIN CONTROL INPUT#1 (4)
1: INCREASE GAIN LEVEL
2: DECREASE GAIN LEVEL
Sub Menus
2: INPUT#2 4
GAIN CONTROL INPUT#2 (4)
Each menu item will display either a sub menu, or a list of
options. Press the key corresponding to the desired choice.
1: INCREASE GAIN LEVEL
2: DECREASE GAIN LEVEL
7.4.4 MT115-111 Menus
3: SAVE CONFIGURATION
Following are the menus available to the MT115-111. The first menu is
the Main Menu only. The second listing is an expanded view of the
card’s sub menus.
SAVE CURRENT CONFIGURATION?
1: YES
2: NO
The expanded menu contains values that indicate the current setting or
value of a parameter. The value is usually in parentheses, or otherwise
indicated at the top of a sub menu. In some cases, additional
comments are provided for clarification and are not part of the menu
feedback.
4: RESET CONFIGURATION TO DEFAULT
RESET CARD TO FACTORY DEFAULT?
1: YES
2: NO
MT115-111 Main Menu
5: VERSION
1: EQUALIZATION CONTROL
This selection displays the card firmware version and then
redisplays the Main Menu. It is equivalent to the [VER]
command.
2: GAIN CONTROL
3: SAVE CONFIGURATION
4: RESET CONFIGURATION TO DEFAULT
6: STATUS
5: VERSION
This selection displays the card status and then redisplays the
Main Menu. It is equivalent to the [Cn] command.
6: STATUS
7: HELP
7: HELP
ESC: GO BACK
MT115-111 EXPANDED MENUS
This selection displays a list of commands available for the
MT115 111 along with a brief description.
1: EQUALIZATION CONTROL
EQUALIZATION CONTROL
ESC
1: INPUT#1 1
This selection returns you to the parent menu with the listing of
all cards.
EQUALIZATION CONTROL INPUT#1 (32)
1: INCREASE EQ LEVEL
2: DECREASE EQ LEVEL
2: INPUT#2 32
EQUALIZATION CONTROL INPUT#2 (32)
1: INCREASE EQ LEVEL
2: DECREASE EQ LEVEL
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7.4.5 Menu Mode Examples
8. Troubleshooting Guide
All Menu Mode examples assume an MT115-111 is installed in slot 4 of
unit ID 1.
We have carefully tested and found no problems in the supplied
MT115-111 unit. However, we would like to offer the following
suggestions:
NOTE: The communication software you use may echo each character
as it is typed when entering numeric values (not selecting menu items).
For example, entering a value of 03 may appear as 0033 on the screen.
8.1 LEDs Are Off
1. Set Video Equalization
Cause 1:
There is no power to the card.
Solution:
Make sure the card is plugged all the way into the enclosure. If
an LED is still not on, see Cause 2.
Follow the keystrokes below to set the video equalization for Input 1
to 16 with a starting level of 12.
Cause 2:
The card is not initialized.
Enter
List available systems
Solution:
1
Select unit ID 1
Turn the system power off and then back on again. If one of
the LEDs is still not on, please call ALTINEX
at (714) 990-2300.
04
Select MT115-111 in slot 4
8.2 Display is too Bright
1
Select EQUALIZATION CONTROL
Cause 1:
The software gain is too high.
Solution:
Set the gain control to 4 using the RS-232 commands in
Section 7.2. If the display is still too bright, see Cause 2.
Cause 2:
The gain switch is not set correctly.
Solution:
Set the gain control switch to the HW (hardware) position for
a fixed gain of one. If the display is still too bright, see Cause 3.
The current gain level will be displayed in the menu, for
example 12.
1
Select INPUT #1 for adjustment
1111
Select increment 4 times
After each increase, the new level will be displayed in the
menu.
ESC
Return to EQUALIZATION Menu
ESC
Return to the Main Menu
Start from the MT115-111’s Main Menu and follow the keystrokes
below.
Display card status
NOTE:
The status will be displayed, followed by the Main Menu
being redisplayed.
The receiver video gain is too high.
Solution:
Set the gain control switch to the HW (hardware) position for
a fixed gain of one. If the display is still too bright, please call
ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300.
8.3 No Display
2. Display Card Status
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Cause 3:
Cause 1:
The source has a problem.
Solution:
Check the source and make sure that there is a signal present
and all source connections are correct. If the source is working
and there is still no display, see Cause 2.
Cause 2:
Signal is bad or missing.
Solution 1: Make sure the input is connected to the TP transmitter. If
there is still no display, see Solution 2.
Solution 2: Bypass the MT115-111 and TP transmitter and connect the
output of the source directly to the monitor. If the display is
good, then call ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300. If there is still no
display, see Cause 3.
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Cause 3:
Cable connections are incorrect.
Solution:
Make sure the cables are properly connected. Also, make sure
that the continuity and wiring are good. If there is still no
display present, see Cause 4.
Cause 4:
The display has a problem.
Solution:
Make sure the display is powered applied and turned on. If
there is still no display, please call ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300.
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