Altinex MULTI-TASKER MT104-102 User`s guide

MULTI-TASKER™
MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0202-002
MT104-106
3-IN VGA SWITCHER EXPANSION
CARD FOR MULTI-TASKER™
USER’S GUIDE
MULTI-TASKER™
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS .............. 2
GENERAL..........................................................2
INSTALLATION..................................................2
CLEANING.........................................................2
FCC / CE NOTICE..............................................2
ABOUT YOUR MT104-106 .................................. 3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS .......................... 3
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ................................. 4
APPLICATION DIAGRAMS .................................. 5
DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL CONNECTIONS ............5
DIAGRAM 2: INTERNAL VIEW ..........................6
INSTALLING YOUR MT104-106 .......................... 7
OPERATION ........................................................ 7
RS-232 CONTROL ............................................7
DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS .......................7
SUMMARY OF COMMANDS ...........................16
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ........................... 16
LED IS NOT LIT ...............................................19
LED IS BLINKING RED ....................................20
NO DISPLAY....................................................20
ALTINEX POLICY .............................................. 20
LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY ........20
CONTACT INFORMATION ..............................20
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PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
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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 instruction
manual, 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 their expense.
•
Any changes or modifications to the unit not
expressly approved by ALTINEX, Inc. could
void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Please read this manual carefully before using
your MT104-106. Keep this manual handy for
future reference. These safety instructions are to
ensure the long life of your MT104-106 and to
prevent fire and shock hazard. Please read them
carefully and heed all warnings.
1.1 GENERAL
•
Qualified ALTINEX service personnel, or their
authorized representatives, must perform all
service.
1.2 INSTALLATION
•
To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this
unit to rain or moisture. Do not place the
MT104-106 in direct sunlight, near heaters or
heat radiating appliances, or near any liquid.
Exposure to direct sunlight, smoke, or steam
can harm internal components.
•
Handle the MT104-106 carefully. Dropping or
jarring can damage the card.
•
Do not pull the cables that are attached to the
MT104-106.
•
Insert the card carefully into the slots of the
Multi-Tasker™ without bending any edges.
•
When removing a card, please make sure that
the card to which it is attached is also pulled
out simultaneously.
1.3 CLEANING
•
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.
1.4 FCC / CE NOTICE
•
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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ABOUT YOUR MT104-106
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MT104-106
3-In MT VGA Switcher Expansion Card
FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
GENERAL
Inputs
Input Connector
Internal Connector
The MT104-106 is a 3-In VGA Switcher Expansion
Card. It is designed for use together with the
MT104-102 or MT104-105 in a Multi-Tasker™
Enclosure. When installed, this card expands the
total number of VGA inputs by three.
MT104-106
(3) 15-pin HD Female
(1) 10-pin IDC
VGA thru QXGA,
Compatibility
RGBHV & RGBS
Table 1. MT104-106 General
For example, one MT104-106 used together with
one MT104-102 provide nine total VGA inputs. The
connection between the MT104-102 and
MT104-106 is made via an internal cable.
MECHANICAL
MT104-106
Enclosure Slots
One
Required
Weight
0.4 lb (0.18 kg)
Shipping Weight
1.0 lb (0.45 kg)
Connector Panel
Black
T° Operating
10°C-35°C
T° Storage
50°C
Humidity
90% non-condensing
MTBF (calc.)
40,000 hrs
Table 2. MT104-106 Mechanical
Female 15-pin HD (VGA-type) connectors are
provided for input and output. If used together with
15-pin HD to 5-BNC adapter cables, the
MT104-106 can pass RGBHV format computer
video signals as well. The necessary cables for
various types of setups are all available from
ALTINEX.
Inputs are selected via easy-to-use ASCII
commands. The commands may be sent from a
control system or computer connected to the
RS-232 port of the Multi-Tasker™ Basic Enclosure.
Additionally, depending upon the enclosure, front
panels are available with push button controls that
may be programmed with the same ASCII
commands.
ELECTRICAL
MT104-106
Input Video Signals
Analog
1.7Vp-p max
Impedance
75 Ohms +/-1% (terminated)
Input Sync Signal
Horizontal, Vertical
TTL (+/-)
Impedance
10k Ohms
Output Video Signals
Analog
1.7V p-p max (terminated)
Impedance
75 Ohms
Output Sync Signals
Horizontal, Vertical
TTL (+/-)
Impedance
22 Ohms
Frequency Compatibility
Horizontal
15-180 kHz
Vertical
24-120 Hz
Bandwidth
350 MHz @-3dB
Power
Power
Power from
+6V
-6V
MT100-100
Consumption
MT104-106
110mA
80mA
1.1 watts
Table 3. MT104-106 Electrical
Sync Delay™ is offered on the MT104-106 for
convenience and flexibility. Sync Delay™ briefly
“blanks” the video channel signals when switching
between sources. This blanking eliminates the
visual “glitch” associated with other switching
devices.
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
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APPLICATION DIAGRAMS
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DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL CONNECTIONS
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DIAGRAM 2: INTERNAL VIEW
MT104-106
3 IN VGA SW EXPANSION + 350MHZ + POWER LED + PNP
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INSTALLING YOUR MT104-106
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OPERATION
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Step 1.
Turn OFF the enclosure power.
7.1 RS-232 CONTROL
Step 2.
Locate the VGA card (MT104-102,
MT104-105, etc.) to which the internal
output cable from the MT104-106 will
be connected.
Step 3.
Remove it from the system. Be careful
in case there is another expansion
attached to it.
When used in the Multi-Tasker™ Enclosure, the
MT104-106 has many advanced remote control
capabilities, which are accessible through standard
RS-232 communication. The actual controlling can
be accomplished through a computer control
system or any other device capable of sending
RS-232 commands.
Step 4.
Connect the 10-pin connector of the
MT104-102 to the 10-pin connector
located on the MT104-106 using the
10-pin IDC cable provided.
Step 5.
The RS-232 commands, for the MT104-106 are
in a simple ASCII character format.
Slide the (previously connected)
MT104-102 and the MT104-106 into
available slots in the Multi-Tasker™
Enclosure.
Make sure that the
MT104-106 and the MT104-102 fit into
place.
Step 6.
Secure the cards to the Multi-Tasker™
by tightening the retainer screws
located on the top and bottom of each
card.
Step 7.
Turn the system power ON. The LED
on the MT104-106 should be ON and
RED. The LED will turn GREEN if a
valid signal is applied.
Step 8.
7.1.1 RS-232 INTERFACE
Connect the output connector of the
MT104-102 to the display.
Step 10.
Starting from the left, count the slot
number of the MT100-100 where the
MT104-106 is plugged into the
Enclosure and note that it is for the
Card ID as used with RS-232 control.
Square brackets “[
command.
]” are part of the
2.
Use uppercase letters for all commands.
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at the
end of a command string.
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.
7.2 DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS
Each command consists of three
Function, Card ID, and Unit ID.
[ Function , Card ID , Unit ID ]
Connect an output cable from the video
source to the input connector of the
MT104-106. The POWER/SIGNAL LED
should turn GREEN.
Step 9.
1.
parts:
Example: [VERC3U2]
VER = Function
C3 = Card ID or Group ID
U2 = Unit ID
For Function, see a detailed explanation under
each command description.
The Card ID is an assigned value. It is equal to
the enclosure slot number in which the card is
installed. The value can range from 1 to 4 up to
1 to 20 depending on the enclosure.
Card ID 0 (C0) is used for the controller. See
the MT100-100 User’s Guide for details.
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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.
Example:
There is one MT104-106 card in slot #4 with
Input 2 ON. Sending the command [C4] to the
Multi-Tasker™ will yield the following feedback:
Changing the position of a card will significantly
affect the commands recorded on software
definitions or third party control systems.
ON 2 C04
ON 2 = Input 2 is ON
C04
The Unit ID has a value from 0 to 9. Unit ID 0
should be used for single unit operation. If the
Unit ID is set to zero, each command may be
used without Ui. Use the command [SETU0],
as explained in the MT100-100 User’s Guide.
= Card is in slot 4
If there is no card in slot #4, sending the [C4]
command will not return any feedback.
3. [CnS]
[VERC3Ui]: For Unit ID other than Zero
This command saves the status of the card's
input enable settings. The configuration will be
restored after the system is reset or powered
off then on.
[VERC3]:
Command Format: [CnUiS]
Example:
[VERC3]:
For Unit ID Zero
Equivalent to [VERC3U0]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
1. [VER]
This command receives the software version
and card type for the MT104-106 card.
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
Command Format: [VERCnUi]
Example:
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
There is an MT104-106 installed in slot #4.
Input 2 of the card is turned ON. Save the
card's setting by sending the command [C4S].
The feedback will basically be the same as the
status of the card, with “Saved” as in the
following example:
S
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
Example:
There is an MT104-106 card is in slot #4. Send
the command [VERC4] to the Multi-Tasker™.
The feedback will be as follows:
= save configuration
ON 2 C04 Saved
MT104-106 690-0158-004
4. [?Ui]
MT104-106
= card type
690-0158-004 =software version
This command will return general information
about the Multi-Tasker™ and cards installed in
the unit.
2. [C]
This command receives the status of the card.
Command Format: [?Ui]
Command Format: [CnUi]
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = from 0 to 9)
Ui = Unit ID (i = from 0 to 9)
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Example:
6. [STA]
A Multi-Tasker™ with Unit ID #0 has a front
panel with part number MT101-102 and
contains an MT104-106. Send the command [?]
and receive the following feedback:
This command enables/disables automatic
feedback from the front panel. The command
affects any card with auto-feedback capability,
not just the MT104-106. The default at power
on or reset is STA0, OFF.
[+MT101-102U0+MT104-106C04]
MT101-102U0
= Panel Number and Unit ID
MT104-106C04 = An MT104-106 is in slot 4
Command Format [STA1] = ON
Command Format [STA0] = OFF
5. [?CnUi]
Feedback Prefix Definitions:
+VR = Firmware Version
+IN = Input Selected
Example:
This command will return general information
about the card and its status. It is a function of
both the card and the front panel and is only
available with Multi-Tasker™ Front Panel
systems that have the following firmware:
690-0122-015
690-0123-004
690-0124-018
Command =
Feedback =
= Version 015 or later.
= Version 004 or later.
= Version 018 or later.
NOTE: In MTSetup™, send the command
[VER] from the Terminal Window. The system
will respond with feedback similar to the
following:
7. [ON]
This command will enable one input of a single
card, or a group of cards.
SINGLE CARD OPERATION
[690-0122-015 690-0123-004 690-0124-018]
Command Format: [ONmCnUi]
Check the last three digits against the numbers
above to determine if the option is available.
This command enables input “m” and disables
all other inputs.
Command Format: [?CnUi]
m
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = 0 to 9)
The MT104-106 in slot #4 has Input 1 selected
and ON. Send the command [?C4] to receive
the feedback status.
Example:
All of the inputs on the MT104-106 card are
OFF and the card is in slot #4:
Each status field begins with a '+' and ends with
the card slot number (ex: C04). The feedback
will be similar to the following:
1) [ON1C4]: Turns ON only Input 1 of the
MT104-106 card.
[+MT104-106C04+VR690-0158-004C04+IN2C04]
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= Input (m = # from 1 to 3)
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = from 0 to 9)
MT104-106
VR690-0158-004
IN2
[ON3C4]
[+IN3C04]
+IN = Input Select
3
= Selected Input
C04 = Card slot number
2) [ON3C4]: Turns ON only Input 3. Input 1 is
now OFF.
= Card Type
= Firmware version
= Input 2 ON and enabled
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GROUP OPERATION
FEEDBACK OPERATION
Command Format: [ONmGkUi]
Command Format: [ON…..F]
This command enables input "m" for each card
in group "k" of unit "i".
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at the
end of a command string.
m
= card input (m = # from 1-3)
Example:
Gk = group number (k = # from 1-8)
[ON1C6F]: if path is not set
[ON3C7PF]: if path is set
Ui = unit number (i = # from 0-9)
Example:
8. [OFF]
[ON1G1]: Turns ON Input 1 for each card in
Group 1. See the GROUP commands for a
detailed explanation.
This command disables one or any inputs for a
single card or a group of cards.
PATH OPERATION
SINGLE CARD OPERATION
Command Format: [OFFmCnUi]
Command Format: [ONmCnUiP]
m
This command will set the path for the output,
but it is not active until the switch command,
[SW], is executed. Commands ending in "P" are
not executed immediately. The path for outputs
on multiple cards or the same card may be
preloaded.
= Input (m = # from 1 to 3)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
Example:
Command Format: [ONmCnUiP]
Card 4 has Input 1 ON.
The following
commands may be used to turn OFF the input.
m
1) [OFF1C4]: Turns OFF only Input 1.
= Input number (m = 1 to 3)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
2) [OFFC4]: Turns OFF ANY inputs.
Ui = Unit ID (i = 0 to 9)
GROUP OPERATION
P
Command Format: [OFFmGkUi]
= Path
This command disables input "m" for each card
in a group "k" of unit "i".
Example:
There are two MT104-106 cards in slots 6 and
7. Enable Input 1 of card 6 and Input 3 of card
7 simultaneously.
Use the following
commands:
m
Gk = Group ID (k = # from 1-8)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
[ON1C6P]
[ON3C7P]
[SW]
Example:
If "F" is included, use the [ONmCnPF]
command or the [ONmCnFP] command.
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= Input (m = # from 1-3)
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1.
[OFF1G1]: Turns OFF Input 1 for each card
in Group 1.
2.
[OFFG1]: Turns OFF all inputs for each
card in Group 1.
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PATH OPERATION
10. […F] – Feedback
Command Format: [OFFmCnUiP]
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at the
end of a command string.
This command will set the path for the output,
but it is not active until the switch command,
[SW], is executed. Commands ending in "P" are
not executed immediately. The path for outputs
on multiple cards or the same card may be
preloaded.
m
11. […P] – Path
This command will set the path for the output,
but it is not active until the switch command,
[SW], is executed. Commands ending in "P" are
not executed immediately. The path for outputs
on multiple cards or the same card can be
loaded. See examples in ON and OFF
commands.
= Input number (m = 1 to 3)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
P
= Path
12. [SW] – Switch
Example:
The switch command immediately connects
inputs and outputs, which were previously set
with the PATH command on this card and all
other cards in the MT100-100.
There are two MT104-106 cards in slots 6 and
7. Disable Input 1 of card 6 and Input 3 of card
7
simultaneously
using
the
following
commands:
Example:
[OFF1C6P]
[ON1C6P]
[OFF3C7P]
[ON3C7P]
[SW]
[SW]
If "F" is included, use the [OFFmCnUiPF]
command or the [OFFmCnUiFP] command.
13. [SIG]
The Signal Present command tests for the
presence of an input signal. The Multi-Tasker™
returns either a "1" or a "0" as feedback.
FEEDBACK OPERATION
Command Format: [OFF…..F]
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at the
end of a command string.
= Signal detected
0
= No signal detected
Command Format: [SIGCnUi]
Example:
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
[OFF1C2F]: if path is not set
Ui = Unit ID (i = 0 to 9)
[OFF1C2PF]: if path is set
Example:
9. […S] – Save
There is a properly formatted input signal being
applied to the card in slot #4. Check for the
presence of an input signal by sending the
command [SIGC4].
This command will save the configuration
command being sent in memory.
When
sending the command [ON1C4S], after reset or
power up, Input 1 on C4 will be enabled.
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The feedback will be a "1" immediately following
the command sent:
Command Format: [FBDmCnUi]
m
[SIGC4] 1
[SIGC4]
1
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
= command sent
= feedback, signal is present
Ui = Unit ID (i = from 0 to 9)
Example:
14. [CLR]
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 [FBD1C4] to slow down the rate at
which the card sends feedback to the system.
This command clears the card, restoring the
default settings. In this case, Input 1 ON.
Command Format: [CLRCnUi]
Cn = Group ID (n = # from max slots)
CARD ID COMMANDS
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
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.
Example:
To clear the card in slot #4, send the [CLRC4]
command. This command resets the card in slot
#4 to its default.
The ID commands work with all Multi-Tasker™
Front Panel systems. However, front panels
that have firmware releases prior to the
following will not be able to address Card ID's
greater than the number of slots in the system:
15. [TEST]
This command performs a test on the internal
memory. The system will display the results. If
there are no problems, the system will display:
690-0122-019 = Version 019 or later.
MEMORY IS GOOD
690-0123-005 = Version 005 or later.
Otherwise, failures will be indicated.
690-0124-019 = Version 019 or later.
Command Format: [TESTCnUi]
NOTE: In MTSetup™, send the command
[VER] from the Terminal Window. The system
will respond with feedback similar to the
following:
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
Example:
[690-0122-015 690-0123-005 690-0124-019]
There is an MT104-106 in slot #4. Test the
internal memory by sending the command
[TESTC4].
Check the last three digits against the numbers
above to determine if the Card ID commands
can address all 99 Card ID's.
16. [FBD]
Some cards require more than one slot in the
Multi-Tasker™ system. As an example, some
matrix switcher cards require 4 slots. If there
are 5 of these cards installed, they would be
numbered C4, C8, C12, C16 and C20.
Changing the Card ID allows the user to define
the cards as C1, C2, C3, C4 and C5.
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.
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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.
Example:
Send the command [SID50C10] to set the ID of
the card in slot #10 to an ID of 50.
20. [SID+]
This command sets the Card ID of all cards in a
system to the slot number plus the offset.
17. [RSI]
This command resets the card ID's in the
system. After sending this command, each card
ID in the system will match the slot number of
the card. Use this command along with the SID
commands that follow. The [RSI] command
MUST be used prior to changing Card ID's once
they have already been set.
Command Format: [SID+n]
Command Format: [RSI]
Example:
Example:
There are two, 20 slot enclosures to be
connected together during normal operation.
The first unit will use the Card ID defaults which
are equal to their slot numbers. The second unit
will have the same Unit ID, but will have the
card ID's offset by 20.
n = Offset amount (n = # from 0 to 99)
The maximum Card ID is 99. Subtract the
highest slot number from 99 for the
maximum offset. The maximum offset in
an 8 slot enclosure is 91. The slot number,
8, plus the offset, 91, equals 99.
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.
18. [SIDn]
This command sets all the cards installed in the
Multi-Tasker™ 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.
Connect the computer to the second unit only
and send [SID+20] to set the ID of all the cards
in the enclosure to their slot number plus 20.
Reconnect both units to the computer.
The cards in the first unit will be referenced as
Card ID's 1-20 and the cards in the second unit
will be referenced by Card ID's 21-40.
Command Format: [SIDn]
n
= Card ID (n = # from 1 to 99)
21. [RSN]
Example:
This command reads the slot number of the
card with a specified ID number, and returns
the value to the system to be displayed in the
terminal window. If more than one card has the
same ID, each slot number will be displayed.
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.
Command Format: [RSNCi]
19. [SIDnCi]
Ci = Card ID (i = # from 1 to 99)
This command sets the Card ID of a single card
to a number from 1 to 99.
Command Format: [SIDnCi]
n = Card ID (n = # from 1 to 99)
Ci = Slot Number (i = # from 1 to max slots)
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Example:
Example:
The card in slot #4 takes up four slots. 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. The
system responds with the following feedback:
To group cards 1, 2, and 3 as group 5 of Unit ID
1, send the command [WRC1C2C3G5U1].
After executing this command, cards 1, 2 and 3
will be grouped together as group 5 of Unit ID 1.
The system will return the following feedback:
4
G1=C1C2C3
Now, when a command is sent to G1, each
board in G1 will execute the same command.
22. [HELP]
This command displays information available
for the Multi-Tasker interface commands.
24. [RMC]
Command Format: [HELPCnUi]
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0 to 9)
This command may be used to remove one or
more group members from a group. Reset the
system after using this command for all
changes to take effect.
Example:
Command Format: [RMCn1Cn2…GkUi]
In order to view the RS-232 commands
available for the MT104-106 card in slot 4, send
the command [HELPC4]. The commands along
with a brief description will be displayed in the
Terminal Window.
Cn = Card ID (n= # from 1 to max slots)
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
Cn = Card ID (n = # from 1 to max slots)
Example:
Group 1 consists of the cards located in slots
numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Remove just cards
#4 and #5 from the group by sending the
command [RMC4C5G1]. The system will return
the following feedback:
23. [WR]
This command groups multiple cards in the
enclosure allowing all the group members to be
controlled simultaneously with the same
command. Each unit may define a maximum of
eight groups.
G1=C1C2C3
25. [RMG]
In Multi-Tasker™ systems with audio and video
cards, boards are typically grouped as follows:
This command may be used to delete an entire
group, or all groups.
Group 1 = Video Cards
Group 2 = Audio Cards
Group 3 = Video and Audio Cards
REMOVE ONE GROUP MEMBERS
Remove all the members from the group,
effectively deleting the group.
If assigning group commands to button
functions, it is best to use the "Press and Hold
on Power Up" to make group settings.
Command Format: [RMGkUi]
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
Command Format: [WRCn1Cn2…GkUi]
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
Cn = Card ID (n = slot # from 1 to max slots)
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
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Example:
27. [CLRG]
Group 1 consists of the cards located in slots
number 1, 2 and 3. Remove all cards from the
group by sending the command [RMG1]. The
system will return the following feedback:
This command clears the members for a single
group or for all groups. The clear command
restores the cards to default settings and is the
equivalent to sending the [CLR] command to
each individual card.
G1=EMPTY
Remove all the members from every group,
effectively deleting all groups.
NOTE: Since this command is sending the
[CLR] command to its group members,
each card will display its own reset
message, if any.
Command Format: [RMGÜUi]
Command Format: [CLRGkUi]
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
Gk = Group ID (k = # from 1-8, or Ü for all)
Example:
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
Group 1 consists of cards 1 and 2. Group 2
consists of cards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Delete all the
groups by sending the command [RMGÜ]. The
system will return the following feedback:
Example:
REMOVE ALL GROUPS
1) To clear group 1 of Unit ID 0, send the
[CLRG1] command. This command clears
the members for the specified group only.
G1-G8:EMPTY
2) To clear all groups of Unit ID 1, send the
[CLRGÜU1] command.
26. [RD]
This command reads and then displays the
members in each group.
28. [CLM]
This command removes the members in a
group and leaves the group empty. It is
equivalent to sending the [RMGkUi] command
without card references.
Command Format: [RDGkUi]
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
Command Format: [CLMGkUi]
Example:
Gk = Group number (k = # from 1-8)
The cards in slots 1, 2 and 19 are part of
group 5. Read the member data for group 5, by
sending the command [RDG5]. The system will
return feedback as follows:
Ui = Unit ID (i = # from 0-9)
Example:
Group 5 of Unit ID 1 contains the cards in slots
1, 2 and 19. Read the member data for group 5
of Unit ID 1. Send the command [RDG5U1]
and receive the following feedback:
G1=C1C2C19
The feedback shows G1 (Group 1) and then the
cards that make up Group 1. In this case,
Group 1 includes C1, C2 and C19.
G1=C1C2C19
Now, clear group 5 by sending the command
[CLMG5U1]. Reread the member data as above
and note the following feedback:
G1=EMPTY
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7.3 SUMMARY OF COMMANDS
7.4 MENU MODE
MENU MODE commands are RS-232 commands
that allow virtually the same functionality as
programming commands. Unlike the programming
commands in the previous sections, 7.2 and 7.3,
MENU commands prompt the user to select from a
list of available options. The system then responds
based upon selections made by the user.
Card Commands
1)
[VER]
Receives software version
2)
[Ci]
Receives status of the card
3)
[CnS]
Saves card configuration.
4)
[?]
Show system cards
5)
[?C]
Show card information
6)
[STA]
Enable/disable auto feedback
7)
[ON]
Turn input ON/OFF
8)
[OFF]
Turn output ON/OFF
9)
[…S]
Save command configuration
10) […F]
Provides feedback after send
11) […P]
Set the path for [SW] command
12) [SW]
Switch preloaded buffer
13) [SIG]
Check for input signal
14) [CLR]
Reset card to default values
15) [TEST]
Test internal memory IC's
16) [FBD]
Feedback delay on/off
Check the last three digits against the numbers
above to determine if MENU MODE is available.
17) [RSI]
Reset Card ID’s
7.4.1 MENU COMMAND DEFINITIONS
18) [SIDn]
Set all Card ID’s
MENU commands may be issued in response to
prompts from within MTSetup™ or other RS-232
communication software.
The MENU driven commands are only available
with Multi-Tasker™ Front Panel systems that have
the following firmware:
690-0122-015 = Version 015 or later.
690-0123-004 = Version 004 or later.
690-0124-018 = Version 018 or later.
NOTE: In MTSetup™, send the command [VER]
from the Terminal Window. The system will
respond with feedback similar to the following:
[690-0122-015 690-0123-004 690-0124-018]
Refer to section 7.2 for details on card functions
and examples. Following is a cross-reference of
menu sections versus programming commands.
19) [SIDnCi] Set one Card’s ID
20) [SID+n]
Set Card ID offset
21) [RSN]
Read Card slot number
22) [HELP]
Display available commands.
MENU
Control
Select
Save
Clear
Switch
Setup
Group
Status
Help
Group Commands
23) [WR]
Groups multiple cards
24) [RMC]
Remove members from group
25) [RMG]
Delete group
26) [RD]
Displays group members
27) [CLRG]
Clears group members
28) [CLM]
Delete group
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COMMAND
n/a
[CiS]
[CLR]
[ON]
[WR], [CLM], [RM], [RD]
[VER], [C]
[HELP]
[?], [STA], […S], [...F], [...P],
[SIG], [SW], [TEST], [CLRG],
[FBD], [RSI], [RSNCi],
[SIDn], [SIDnCi], [SID+n]
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8.
7.4.2 USING MENU MODE
SUGGESTION: Before using the menu mode, it
is best to disable the automatic feedback
feature. The values and current settings will be
displayed in the menu mode, but the automatic
feature will display after each setting change
making the menus difficult to read.
1.
In order to enter MENU mode, the system
needs to be connected to a computer
running MTSetup™ or other RS-232 control
software.
2.
Insert the card into an empty slot and push
in all the way for a secure fit.
3.
Reset the system or power the system OFF
and then ON.
4.
In MTSetup™, click the cursor in the
Terminal Window and press the ENTER
key.
5.
7.4.3 MENU TYPES
1.
2.
7.4.4 MT104-106 MENUS
Following are the menus available to the
MT104-106. The first menu is the Main Menu
only. The second listing is an expansion of all
the menu items available.
The system will interrogate the enclosure
and return a list of cards installed and their
slot locations.
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 areas, additional comments are
provided for clarification.
Find
the
alphanumeric
characters
representing the card whose setup requires
changing. It will be the first one or two
characters in the line.
CAUTION: Pay special attention to the top of
the CONTROL menu. After selecting the
CONTROL menu, FOR THIS CARD or a group
will be identified at the top of the menu. Since
groups may be modified from this menu, make
sure the desired card/group is selected.
Press the number or letter associated with
the card, and a menu with options available
for that card will appear on the screen. In
the example above, press "08".
WARNING: Do NOT enter any characters
except the one relating to the desired
menu. Pressing ENTER or RETURN after
"08" will force the system back to the
original prompt.
7.
SUB MENUS
Each sub menu will display either another
menu (sub menu) or a list of available
options or settings. Press the key
corresponding to the menu choice to
change a setting or select the next menu.
NOTE: Only cards supporting the MENU
feature will be displayed.
6.
MAIN MENU
The first menu displayed after selecting the
card is the Main Menu. This menu provides
access to the main card functions. Press
the key representing the menu item for
access. A sub menu will appear next.
Example: 08 (Slot 8): MT104-106
5.
Read each menu carefully, and continue
selecting keys as prompted for further
functions. (Example prompt: "Key= ")
MT104-106 MAIN MENU
PRESS KEY TO SELECT
1: CONTROL
2: SETUP
3: STATUS
4: HELP
After selecting the MT104-106 as described
above, the system will prompt for selections
specific to that card.
ESC: GO BACK
KEY =
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MT104-106 EXPANDED MENUS
1. CONTROL: THIS CARD
1: SELECT (Select Card/Group for Control)
2: SETUP
1: SET GROUP ID
SET GROUP ID: (G1G2)
CURRENT SELECTION: THIS CARD
1: ASSIGN GROUP ID
0: This Card
1: Group 1
2: Group 2
3: Group 3
4: Group 4
5: Group 5
6: Group 6
7: Group 7
8: Group 8
ESC: GO BACK
ASSIGN GROUP ID: (G1G2)
1: Group 1
2: Group 2
3: Group 3
4: Group 4
5: Group 5
6: Group 6
7: Group 7
8: Group 8
KEY=
ESC: GO BACK
2: SAVE (Save Card Settings)
KEY=
ON 1 C04
2: DELETE GROUP ID
SAVE THIS SETTING?
DELETE GROUP ID: (G1G2)
1: YES
2: NO
1: Group 1
2: Group 2
3: Group 3
4: Group 4
5: Group 5
6: Group 6
7: Group 7
8: Group 8
KEY=
3: CLEAR (Set to Defaults)
RESET CARD TO FACTORY DEFAULT:
* Switch to Input 1
1: YES
2: NO
ESC: GO BACK
KEY=
KEY=
ESC: GO BACK
4: SWITCH (Switch I/O Connection)
KEY=
SWITCH: (INPUT1)
ESC: GO BACK
1: INPUT1
2: INPUT2
3: INPUT3
KEY=
3: STATUS
Equivalent to the [C] command.
Returns the card status.
4: HELP
Equivalent to the [HELP] command.
Displays a list of commands available for the
MT104-106 along with a brief description.
ESC: GO BACK; S: STATUS
KEY=
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7.4.5 MENU MODE EXAMPLES
4. Display Card Status
All MENU MODE examples assume an
MT104-106 is installed in slot #4. Start by
clicking the mouse in the Terminal window.
Press ENTER and a list of available cards will
be displayed.
Starting from the Main Menu, follow the
keystrokes below.
3
Displays card status
NOTE:
The status will be displayed, followed
by the Main Menu being redisplayed.
1. Select An Input
Follow the keystrokes below to select Input 3 as
the source input.
Enter
04
1
4
3
S
ESC
ESC
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
We have carefully tested and have found no
problems in the supplied MT104-106. However,
we would like to offer suggestions for the following:
List available cards
Select MT104-106 in slot #4
Select CONTROL Menu
Select SWITCH Control
Select Input 3
Show input selection again, this time
INPUT3 is at the top of the SWITCH
menu.
Return to CONTROL Menu
Return to the MAIN Menu
8.1 LED IS NOT LIT
2. Assign card to Group 1
Starting from the main menu, make the card in
slot #4 part of Group 1. Follow the keystrokes
below.
2
1
1
1
ESC
ESC
ESC
Card cage is not plugged in.
Solution:
Plug card cage in. If the LED lights,
the problem is solved. If the LED is
still not ON, see Cause 2.
Cause 2:
Card is not plugged in all the way.
Solution:
Push the card in all the way. If the
LED is still not ON, see Cause 3.
Cause 3:
Card cage slot has a problem.
Solution 2: Take any other known good card
with an LED and verify that the slot
used is good by seeing if the other
card’s LED lights in that slot. If it
lights, then the original card may be
the source of the problem. Call
ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300.
Starting from the main menu, set the ramp time
to 10 seconds. Follow the keystrokes below.
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Cause 1:
Solution 1: Test the card in other slots of the
card cage. If the slot was damaged,
the card may work in other slots. If
other slots work and the LED lights,
the problem is the card cage slot.
The card cage may require service.
Call ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300. If
the other slots do not work and the
LED is still not lit, see Solution 2.
Select SETUP Menu
Select Set Group ID
Select Assign Group ID
Assign to Group 1
Return to Set Group Menu
Return to SETUP Menu
Return to the MAIN Menu
3. Save Card Settings
1
2
1
ESC
8
Select CONTROL Menu
Select SAVE Control
Answer YES to save
Return to the MAIN Menu
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8.2 LED IS BLINKING RED
Cause 1:
The CPU on the card is not
working properly.
Solution 1: Look at the card and verify that
there is no damage. If there is no
damage, see Solution 2.
9.2 CONTACT INFORMATION
ALTINEX, INC
592 Apollo Street
RS485 communication error
Brea, CA 92821 USA
Solution 1: Make sure that the card is pushed
all the way into the slot. If there is
still an error, see Solution 2.
TEL: 714 990-2300
TOLL FREE: 1-800-ALTINEX
WEB: www.altinex.com
Solution 2: Turn the system OFF and then ON
again. If there is still an error, see
Solution 3.
E-MAIL: solutions@altinex.com
Solution 3: Call ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300.
8.3 NO DISPLAY
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:
The card output is not selected.
Solution:
Select the card output. See RS-232
accessible commands in Section 7.
If no display is present, see
Cause 3.
Cause 3:
Cable connections are incorrect.
Solution:
Make sure that cables are properly
connected. Also, make sure that the
continuity and wiring are good. If
there is still no display present, see
Cause 4.
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Make sure the display is powered
and is turned ON. If there is still no
display, please call Altinex at
(714) 990-2300.
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Please
see
the
Altinex
website
at
www.altinex.com for details on warranty and
return policy.
The card and its serial device are
not communicating.
Cause 1:
Solution:
9.1 LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY
Solution 1: Turn the system OFF and then ON
again. If there is still an error, see
Cause 3.
Cause 3:
The display has a problem.
ALTINEX POLICY
Solution 2: Verify that all IC’s are seated in their
sockets. If the LED is still blinking
red, see Cause 2.
Cause 2:
Cause 4:
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