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Product Manual
Ethernet Head-End Controller
Version 3.3 June 27, 2007
4355 Excel Pkwy, Suite 600, Addison, TX, 75001
Phone:972-931-2728 • Toll-Free: 888-972-2728 • Fax: 972-931-2765
E-Mail: Sales@crwww.com • Website: www.crwww.com
Overview ............................................................................................................................................. 3
Specifications ...................................................................................................................................... 4
Physical ................................................................................................................................................... 4
Front Panel .............................................................................................................................................. 4
Control Connections .................................................................................................................................. 5
iCC-Net Connections ................................................................................................................................. 5
iCW-Net Connections ................................................................................................................................ 6
Power Connections ................................................................................................................................... 6
Includes ................................................................................................................................................... 6
Installation ......................................................................................................................................... 7
Installation ......................................................................................................................................... 7
Remote Control Connection ....................................................................................................................... 7
RF Coax and iCC-Net Operation ................................................................................................................. 7
AC Power and Net LED operation............................................................................................................... 7
I/O Port Connection .................................................................................................................................. 7
Ethernet Setup .................................................................................................................................... 8
Ethernet Connection ................................................................................................................................. 8
Reset IP Address ...................................................................................................................................... 8
RS-232 and Telnet Terminal Communication..................................................................................... 8
Connecting to ICE-HE Web Server ............................................................................................................. 9
View or Change Ethernet Settings Via the ICE-HE Web Server ..................................................................... 9
RS-232/Telnet Terminal Commands................................................................................................. 10
RS-232 Control Protocol ................................................................................................................... 12
Overview ................................................................................................................................................12
Command String Structure .......................................................................................................................12
Command format ....................................................................................................................................12
RS-232 HE Commands ...................................................................................................................... 13
RS-232 Controller Commands ........................................................................................................... 14
General Commands .................................................................................................................................14
Audio Commands ....................................................................................................................................15
Channel Commands .................................................................................................................................16
Tuning Commands...................................................................................................................................17
On-Screen Text Commands ......................................................................................................................18
RS-232 Response .............................................................................................................................. 19
Response String Structure ........................................................................................................................19
Command format ....................................................................................................................................19
RS-232 HE Response......................................................................................................................... 20
RS-232 Device Response .................................................................................................................. 21
iC-Net SmartZones ............................................................................................................................ 22
System Map....................................................................................................................................... 23
Typical RF and ICC-Net Signal Flow .................................................................................................. 24
Safety Instructions ........................................................................................................................... 25
Limited Warranty and Disclaimer ..................................................................................................... 26
RF Channel Frequencies .................................................................................................................... 27
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ICE-HE Ethernet Head End
Contemporary Research introduces a new solution for intelligent television control and distributed
media management, the ICE-HE Ethernet Head-End. Through a single Ethernet port, the ICE-HE can
network thousands of iC-Net TV controllers, communicating over the same CATV cable that carries the
media channels.
The industry-standard iC-Net protocol operates seamlessly over Ethernet networks, RS-232 control
ports, RF coax, Cat5 wiring, and fiber optic cables. Custom control systems, ABC-Net Media Retrieval
systems, iC Commander 4 software, and iC ToolKit software can easily integrate all TVs, video
projectors, and plasma displays across a facility or campus.
The ICE-HE can distribute 2-way iCC-Net data over existing CATV RF cable. Employing clear-channel RF
frequencies to transmit and receive data, the iCC-Net network is compatible with any CATV system
without conflict with existing channels. The bi-directional network operates over a standard low-split
cable system, simplifying installation and support. Control data can also be transmitted over Category 5
and Category 3 wiring, using the ICE-HE iCW-Net ports. Three iCW-Net ports are included, each
capable of connecting thousands of ICW-Net format controllers over wiring runs of up to 3,300 feet (1
Km). In addition, iCW-Net data can be sent to remote locations over fiber and videoconferencing
codecs.
Applications include educational television systems, presentation rooms, auditoriums, pay-per-view,
theme parks, museums and industrial video networks.
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Connects to TCP/IP Ethernet network via 10/100baseT port using a static IP address
Networks with up to 4,000 TVs through wired iCW-Net and broadband CATV iCC-Net networks
o iCC-Net operates through same CATV coax as TV channels, requires no additional wiring
o iCW-Net distributes data over Category 5 or 3 wiring, fiber optic cable, or codecs
Sends commands to individual devices, zones, or all units from a single RS-232 port
Interacts with CR ABC Media Retrieval Systems, iC Commander software, or custom control
systems
Includes local control buttons and I/O ports that can trigger events in PC software or control
systems
Provides LED feedback for network, control, and operation status
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ICE-HE Ethernet Head End
Physical
Size:
Weight:
Enclosure:
Mounting:
19" [483mm] wide x 1.75" [38mm] height (1RU) x 9" [229mm] deep
3 lbs [1.36kg]
All aluminum with durable black powder coat paint
Shelf or 19‖ equipment rack (mounting brackets included)
Front Panel
RF Out Adjust:
Trims iCC-Net channel output, shipped set to +55 dBmV (max)
RS-232 TX LED:
Yellow LED, lights when receiving RS-232 data on Remote Control RS-232 port
RS-232 TX LED:
Yellow LED, lights when receiving RS-232 data on Remote Control RS-232 port
RS-232 DIP Switch: Sets RS-232 baud rate (9600 - 38.4K), 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit
Switch 1 selects high/low sensitivity for RF In signal
Switch 2 resets HE IP settings to default
Switches 6, 7, and 8 set RS-232 baud rate
DIP
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Net LED:
COM LED:
Error LED:
Reset/Default:
Emergency:
Ethernet RX/TX:
Off
RF In Low*
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On
RF In High
Reset IP
Baud
Baud
Baud
Baud
38,400
19,200*
9,600
4,800
2,400
1,200
6
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
7
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
8
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
*Default setting
Green LED for iC-Net bus, flashes once per second if network is operating,
device numbers expected agree
The LED will flash twice per second if the number of present and expected
devices do not agree
Yellow LED blinks when a valid command is received or system response sent
through the Remote Control RS-232 port
Red LED indicates a problem within the unit
White button sends press and release RS-232 response to PC software or control
system
Red button sends press and release RS-232 response to PC software or control
system
Yellow LEDs indicate Ethernet data send and receive
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ICE-HE Ethernet Head End
Control Connections
Ethernet:
10/100baseT RJ-45 jack, RCX/TX LEDs indicate Ethernet data send and receive
Control RS-232:
Left LED
Right LED
Indication
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Solid Amber
Blinking Amber
Solid Green
Blinking Green
Off
Solid Amber
Blinking Amber
Solid Green
Blinking Green
Off
Off
Off
Off
No link
100BASE-T Half Duplex link
100BASE-T Half Duplex link, activity
100BASE-T Full Duplex link
100BASE-T Full Duplex link, activity
10BASE-T Half Duplex link
10BASE-T Half Duplex link, activity
10BASE-T Full Duplex link
10BASE-T Full Duplex link, activity
DB9 female, RS-232 data link to control system or PC
RS-232
Control Port
iC-Net RS-232:
I/O 1 & 2:
I/O Applications:
5 GND
GND 5
2 RXD
TXD 3
3 TXD
RXD 2
9-pin D-sub
female
DB9 female, RS-232 data link to send iCW-Net over fiber or codec
4-pin captive screw terminal for Input/Outputs 1 and 2
2 switch closures or inputs, max 50 mA, 24 VDC, switch to GND
1 – +12 VDC
2 – Output 2
3 – Output 1
4 – GND
DC power – close pins 1 & 3 to provide DC on/off
Dry closure 2 – close pins 3 & 4 for dry contact to external power relay,
AMX PC1 or similar
Sense closure (3 & 4) on Input 1 – trigger control system to power off for all
rooms
iCC-Net Connections
RF In:
‗F‘, female, 75 ohm impedance, RF and iCC-Net from CATV system
Data Receive:
Carried over the same RF coax connection as TV channels
Return signal from system controllers
Sub-band, 5.6MHz, narrow-band signal below standard sub-band channels
-15 to +35 dBmV signal level (0 to +15 dBmV nominal)
RF Out:
F‘, female, 75 ohm impedance, RF to CATV distribution to controllers
Data Transmit:
Mid-band VHF, 74.7 MHz, narrow-band signal between channels 4 and 5
± 80 KHz max carrier deviation
+55 dBmV maximum (default)
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iCW-Net Connections
iCW-Net 2, 3
RJ-45 female 8 pin Telco jack, supports 3300 ft [1 km] of wire
RS-422/485 type data requiring at least 2 twisted wire pairs with shield or fifth
conductor
iCW-Net 1:
6-pin captive-screw terminal for system wiring or use with RS-422/485-format
fiber or codecs
iC-Net Expand
RJ-11 female 6-pin Telco jack
Recommended Wire: CAT5/CAT3 compatible unshielded, max 3,300 feet [1 Km] from Head End
Power Connections
Power In:
2.1mm coaxial jack (inside center conductor positive),
11 to 18 VDC, 12 VDC typical, 300 mA maximum (may be unregulated)
UL/CSA listed wall power supply (included for domestic 110 VAC/60 Hz
shipments only)
Includes
10 dB RF attenuator
12 VDC Power Supply
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Remote Control Connection
1. Attach appropriate RS-232 cable to Remote Control RS-232 port. See page 4 for RS-232 cable
wiring diagram.
2. Set desired baud rate on front-panel DIP switch. Default setting is 19.2K baud – see page 4 for
DIP switch setting information.
3. Alternatively, connect via Ethernet, setup instructions on the next page.
RF Coax and iCC-Net Operation
1. Connect an RF coax feed from RF Out to the system‘s RF combiner, mixing the iCC-Net Out signal
with the other CATV channels. The iCC-Net Out channel operates at 74.7 MHz, in between cable
channels 4 and 5.
2. In most applications, the installer will connect the included 10 dB attenuator in between, trimming
the He‘s standard 55 dB output to 45 dB.
3. Using an RF signal level meter, use the front panel RF Out adjustment counterclockwise to match
the RF Out signal to the other CATV sources. Limit RF Out adjustment to -10 dB, using
attenuators to achieve a lower signal strength.
4. Add a Sub-CATV Diplexer after the CATV amplifier.
5. Connect the Sub-Channel output of the Diplexer to the HE RF In connection.
AC Power and Net LED operation
1. Insert DC power supply plug into the Power In jack.
2. Plug power adaptor into AC wall outlet, the front-panel LEDs should turn on momentarily.
3. If iC-Net communication is functioning, the Net LED will flash once per second, or twice per
second (the double-flash, indicating a difference between present and expected device, would be
typical in the initial phase of the installation.)
4. Using a terminal emulator, send an AR command (p9) a few times to measure the level of
background RF compared to the current Sensitivity setting (DIP switch 1, p4).
5. Set one iC-Net controller to constantly transmit using iC ToolKit. Send the AR command again the
measure the level at Constant Transmit.
6. The Sensitivity level should be set in-between the background RF and constant transmit levels.
I/O Port Connection
1. A simple contact closure can be wired to I/O 1 or 2, a press or release can trigger events in the
PC or control system software.
2. In other applications, the I/O ports can act as closure outputs, activating an external power relay,
2x1 video switcher or other device.
3. You‘ll have to choose application – the ports act as either an output or input, not both. See
Control Connections on page 5 for wiring and rating information.
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ICE-HE Ethernet Head End
Ethernet Connection
The ICE-HE typically communicates over a network using a static IP address, and is shipped set to a
default address:
IP Address: 192.168.1.251
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway Address: 000.000.000.000
Odds are, at least the IP address will change when the ICE-HE is connected to the client‘s network.
One your first steps will be to obtain a static address from the client‘s IT department, as well as an
external gateway IP address if you intend on supporting the system from your office or anywhere
outside the site‘s firewall.
Once you change the settings, create a label noting the settings and attach to the back of the ICE-HE.
Reset IP Address
If you change the default address and forget what it is later on, you can always reset the ICE-HE back
to the default settings using the unit‘s front-panel DIP switch 2. While the power is on, flip the switch
off, then back on to reset the IP address. The IP and Subnet Mask will change, the Gateway will stay at
its current setting.
Since its possible another network device is using the default IP address, the best approach is to enter
the new settings offline, outside the network. You can use one of two, requiring one of two offline
options:
1. Direct PC Connection. Use an Ethernet ―Crossover‖ cable to make a direct connection to the
ICE-HE Ethernet port and your PC. Two pairs of wires are reversed at one end to create a direct
send/receive path for data.
2. Hub or Switch Connection. Another approach for connection is to use a standard Ethernet hub
or switch between your computer and the ICE-HE. Using standard Cat5 Ethernet cables,
connect your PC to one port, then connect the ICE-HE to the second port.
RS-232 and Telnet Terminal Communication
You can communicate with the ICE-HE with HyperTerminal using an RS-232 or TCP/IP connection to
Port 2728. This can be a more flexible tool than the Web Server, because you can view and change IP
address information, as well as cross-check iC-Net devices and RF receive levels.
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Connecting to ICE-HE Web Server
Once you‘ve established an Ethernet connection to the ICE-HE, enter http://192.168.1.251 to connect
to the unit‘s onboard Web server. You should see the ICE-HE home page in your browser. Your PC‘s IP
address must be in the same group as the ICE-HE. For example, when the HE is set to 192.168.1.251,
your IP address must be set to 192.168.1.x.
View or Change Ethernet Settings Via the ICE-HE Web Server
1. When you see the ICE-HE home page, click on the ICE-HE IP Setup Tool link to see the ICE-HE
Connect page:
2. To change the IP settings, click on the Change Settings button on the left.
3.
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5.
6.
Enter new settings
Mark new settings before saving
There is a setting for password protection, but that feature is not presently implemented
Click on Update Settings to enter new settings
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Employ standard Windows Terminal program, set to baud rate match DIP switch setting on front of HE.
Command
Description
Commands shown in ASCII and end with carriage return
(Decimal 13, Hex $0D, or Enter key).
Response displays * character to signify end of characters, or time out if no characters are received
after 2 seconds.
Echo Enable
EN
Tip: Just hit Enter to repeat any Terminal command, ESC to clear or cancel current command
Enables character echo so you can see typed characters on screen.
Echo Disable
EF
Disables terminal character display (default).
Version
Reset
VE
ID
IB
Z!
Displays HE software version
Displays HE software version
Displays HE boot loader software version
Performs system reset.
Show Devices
SD
Show Missing
SM
Displays list of 2-way devices stored in HE memory. List can be created by iC Commander software,
ABC-MRC software, or Scan and Build command below.
Example Response: Devs Present:
257-261
263
265-271*
Displays list of missing 2-way devices (compared to HE memory list).
Example Response:
Devs Missing:
262 -263
264*
Displays number of present devices and number of devices expected.
Example Response:
Num Devs Present : 1
Num Devs Expected : 53*
Displays number of present devices and number of devices expected.
Example Response:
SN 0001/0053*
Show Present
SP
Show Numbers
SN
Scan and Show
SZ
Scans iC-Net and displays list of all 2-way devices found (does not change HE memory).
Scan and Build
Z^
Scans iC-Net and saves list of all 2-way devices found into HE memory.
Show Log
L
Clear Log
DL
Returns four hex bytes, separated by commas. If any of the bytes change as you repeat the
command, there is likely an error in return communication from iC-Net devices.
Clears the L hex bytes to zero.
RF Receive Level
AR
Level RF Received (idle) background level, no units constantly transmitting
Example Responses:
AR RRRR/SSSS = Receive/Sensitivity levels
AR 0321/1337 = 0.321V “quiet” receive level, 1.337V high threshold
AR 0321/0693 = 0.321V “quiet” receive level, 0.693V low threshold
AR 2250/0693 = 2.251V constant transmit receive level, 0.693V low threshold
RF Output
AO
This command is used to check RF levels at 5.6MHz, compared to the current sensitivity level
setting (DIP Switch 1, page 4). Test the RF receive level a few times when the iC-Net units are not
transmitting, then again when one iC-Net unit is set to constantly transmit. The Sensitivity level
should fall about halfway between quiet and constant transmit RF levels.
Displays RF output level
DIP Setting
AS
Example Response: AO 5000* (Full Output)
Displays DIP switch setting in binary format
Example Response: AS 222* (Switches 1 and 6 off)
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Command
IP Address
Description
IP
IP returns the current MAC address, Ethernet firmware version, current IP address, subnet mask,
and gateway. Response example (S or D at end of IP signifies DHCP or Static address):
MAC address 00204A80E637
Lan Software version 01.6 (040308) XPTE
$IP=192.168.001.251S IG=000.000.000.000 IM=255.255.255.000
IG Gateway
IG
IM Subnet
IM
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IP = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Defines IP address, then sends status (0.0.0.0 = DHCP)
IG = Returns current MAC address, Ethernet firmware version, current IP information
IG = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Defines IP gateway, then sends status
IM = Returns current MAC address, Ethernet firmware version, current IP information
IM = xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Defines IP subnet mask, then sends status
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Overview
RS-232 control for up to 4000 iC-Net devices is provided through an iC series Head-End Network
Controller. The ICC-HE Head-End manages iC-Net communication over RF Coax to ICC-series devices
as well as ICW-series devices over twisted-pair Cat3/5 wiring. The ICW-HE Head-End operates on the
Cat5 network only.
Each device 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 Zones
in this manual.
In ABC-Net Media Retrieval Systems, 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.
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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
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Command format
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,<cmd1>,<parameter> [<cmdN>]"
$A5
<dh>
<dl>
<ncb>
<cmd1>
<parameter>
[<cmdN>]
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Starts the command
The zone or high order byte of the device
The unit or low order byte of the device (0
for global zone)
The number of command bytes to follow
The first command byte
Command parameters (not used by all
commands)
Multiple commands can be concatenated,
with byte count added to <ncb>
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The following commands apply to the HE only. Commands addressed to controllers are included with
the Product Manual for the specific device.
Command
Closures
Device Status
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Y_
SP
Description
“$A5,0,0,3, „Y‟ <I/0 Port>‟ ” (7 bytes)
Turns the two internal closures on and off. Closure 1 is typically used to control the optional
buzzer, Closure 2 typically used to control an external camera power relay.
“$A5,0,0,3, „Y10‟” turns Closure 1 off
“$A5,0,0,3, „Y11‟” turns Closure 1 on
“$A5,0,0,3, „Y20‟” turns Closure 2 off
“$A5,0,0,3, „Y21‟” turns Closure 2 on
"$A5,0,0,2,'SP'" (6 bytes)
Queries the Head-End for the number of devices present on the network and the number of
devices expected.
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ICE-HE Ethernet Head End
The following commands summarize RS-232 commands to iC-Net controllers. There is a high degree of
compatibility between Contemporary Research devices; most commands execute a similar action or
response in nearly all units. Refer to each unit‘s Product Manual for specific programming information.
General Commands
Command
Description
ICC
IRC
ICC
VDC
PRZ
PSC
ZS2
ICC1
IR
Power Off
PO
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟P0‟ ” (6 bytes) – checks status for true power control
X
3
X
X
X
Power On
P1
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟P1‟ ” (6 bytes) – checks status for true power control
X
3
X
X
X
Power
Toggle
RS-232
Control
IR Control
PT
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟PT‟ ” (6 bytes) – checks status for true power control
X
3
X
X
X
T0
Closures
Y-
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟T0‟<type> ” (7 bytes) – Sets RS-232 control codes
Identical to on-screen menu 45700 command for VDC.
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟T1‟<type> ” (7 bytes) – Sets IR device type
Identical to on-screen menu 45700 command for IR-format controllers.
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, „Y‟ <I/0 Port>‟ ” (7 bytes)
Turns the two internal closures on and off. Closure 1 is typically used to
control the optional buzzer, Closure 2 typically used to control an external
camera power relay.
Control Lock
T1
LM
Control
String
UX
Device
Status
SP
Notes
1
2
3
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, „Y10‟” turns Closure 1 off
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, „Y11‟” turns Closure 1 on
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, „Y20‟” turns Closure 2 off
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3, „Y21‟” turns Closure 2 on
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,'LM',<control>” (7 bytes)
Locks out front panel and IR remote control functions.
Bit 7
Selects IR remote control operation (0=enabled, 1=disabled)
Bit 6
Selects volume control operation (0=enabled, 1=disabled)
Bit 5 - 1 Always 0
Bit 0
Selects front panel button operation (0=enabled, 1=disabled)
"$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2+string length>,'UX'<string>" (variable bytes)
Sends an RS-232 string (ASCII, decimal, or hex) directly to the TV display.
Ex: "$A5,1,2,6,'UX, 'PON', 13" Sends PON, followed by carriage return
(device 258)
"$A5,0,0,2,'SP'" (6 bytes)
Queries the Head-End for the number of devices present on the network
and the number of devices expected.
1-way units do not respond to command
Zenith LM Bit 7 affects both IR control and front panel lockout
VDC sends discrete power on and power off commands
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
2
1
1
X
X
X
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Audio Commands
Command
Description
Volume
VL
Ramp Up
VU
Ramp Down
VD
Stop Ramp
VV
Mute On
VM
Mute Off
VX
Toggle Mute
VT
Save Level
VW
Power-up
Volume
S5
Mono/Stereo S7*
Bass Gain
S8*
Treble Gain
S9*
Notes
*
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟VL‟,<vol level>” (7 bytes)
Sets volume level
0 = Mute
1 – 63 = Minimum level (1) to maximum volume (63)
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟VU‟ ” (6 bytes)
Starts volume ramping up
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟VD‟ ” (6 bytes)
Starts volume ramping up
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟VV‟ ” (6 bytes)
Stop volume ramp
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟VM‟ ” (6 bytes)
Mutes volume
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟VX‟ ” (6 bytes)
Unmutes volume
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟VT‟ ” (6 bytes)
Toggles between mute on and off
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟VW‟ ” (6 bytes)
Save current volume level, default when unit powers up
To power-up to last level, set volume to zero (VL) and save.
"$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,'S5',<volume>" (7 bytes)
Sets volume level when unit powers up
0 = restore to previous level
1 – 63 = Set from minimum (1) to maximum level (63)
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟S7‟, <mode>” (7 bytes) 0=mono, 1=stereo
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟S8‟, <mode>” (7 bytes) Sets bass gain
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟S9‟, <mode>” (7 bytes) Sets treble gain
Reserved for future stereo iC-Net products
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ICC
IRC
ICC
VDC
PRZ
PSC
ZS2
ICC1
IR
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Channel Commands
Command
Description
Ts & Qs
The following T-series channel commands select a channel and display the
channel label on the TV, while Q-series commands don‟t show the onscreen text. ICC1-IR does not provide channel labels.
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟TU‟ ” (6 bytes)
Tunes to next channel up in Tune Ring
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟TD‟ ” (6 bytes)
Tunes to next channel down in Tune Ring
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟TP‟ ” (6 bytes)
Tunes to previous channel in Tune Ring
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟TC‟, <channel>” (7 bytes)
Tunes to a specific channel
T Channel Up TU
T Channel
TD
Down
T Channel
TP
Previous
Force T Chan TC
124 =
125 =
126 =
127 =
0=
255 =
Select T
Chan
Channel
Query
Q Channel
Up
Q Channel
Down
Q Channel
Previous
Force Q
Chan
TT
Select Q
Chan
QT
T?
QU
QD
QP
QC
ICC ICC
IRC VDC
PSC
ZS2
ICC1
IR
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
RGB 2 input on TV
RGB input on TV
Select external A/V input (IRC/VDC also selects TV video input)
Select S-Video Input
Blank video output to TV
Unblank TV video (restore to previous channel)
Tip: Not all inputs are available on every TV make and model.
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟QT‟,<channel>” (7 bytes)
Tunes channel if included in TR
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟T?‟ ” (6 bytes)
Request response for current channel
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟QU‟ ” (6 bytes)
Tunes to next channel up in Tune Ring
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟QD‟ ” (6 bytes)
Tunes to next channel down in Tune Ring
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟QP‟ ” (6 bytes)
Tunes to previous channel in Tune Ring
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟QC‟, <channel>” (7 bytes)
Tunes to a specific channel
Same special-function channels as in the T Channel Select section above
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟QT‟,<channel>” (7 bytes)
Tunes channel if included in TR
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Tuning Commands
Command
Description
Operating
Parameters
TM
Tuner Mode
SO
Marquee
Chan
Video Loss
Detection
T2
Tuner Mode
SO
Tune Ring
TR
Channel
Labels
TN
Display
Label
Notes
Q2
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟TM‟,<setting>” (7 bytes)
Sets up key functions in the unit
bit 7 = Selects TV frequency tuning mode, 0=CATV,1=Broadcast
bit 6 – 3 = 0
bit 2 = Channel up/down operation, 0=Tune Ring,
1=Send IR Keypad response
bit 1 = Numeric channel labels, 0=num labels off, 1=num labels on)
bit 0 = Alpha channel labels, 0=alpha labels off, 1=alpha labels on
"$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,'S0',<tune mode>" (7 bytes)
Sets tuner mode to CATV or Broadcast/Antenna
0 = CATV
1 = Broadcast/Antenna
2 = HRC
3 = IRC
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟T2‟<channel> ” (7 bytes)
Sets default channel selected when unit powers up
"$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,'Q2',<video loss mode>" (7 bytes)
Selects response when a loss of video signal is detected
0=Both audio and video muted (default-blue screen for video)
1=Audio muted only
2=Video muted only
3=No muting (do nothing on loss of video)
"$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,'S0',<tune mode>" (7 bytes)
Sets tuner mode to CATV or Broadcast/Antenna
0 = CATV
1 = Broadcast/Antenna
2 = HRC
3 = IRC
Ex3: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,9,‟TR‟, $82,5,7,$89,13” sets channels 2-5, 7, and
9-13. You can
specify a range using MSB bit for the first channel; the next byte is the
last.
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,„TN‟,<channel>,<label>” (variable bytes)
Stores an ASCII string as the channel label. The text will appear briefly
when the channel is selected, if the feature has been activated by TM
command.
TC
Ex1: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,6,„TN‟, „7‟, „PBS‟ ” unit displays PBS when 7 selected
Ex2: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,„TN‟, „7‟ ” Clears alpha label for channel 7
Ex3: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,4,„TN‟,0,0” Clears all alpha labels
“$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟TC‟ ” (6 bytes) – Displays channel label for about 15 sec
1
4
1-way units do not send the TM K keypad responses for bit 2
IRC/VDC ignores TM Bit 7 (tuning), SO command sets tuning mode
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ICC
IRC
ICC
VDC
PRZ
PSC
ZS2
4
4
1
1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
1
1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
ICC1
IR
X
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On-Screen Text Commands
Command
Write Text
Description
DM “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,„DM‟, <start line>,<text color>,<background
color>, <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 $0D or decimal 13 in the text as a carriage return, which will
advance CG to the next line, first space on the right.
ICC
IRC
ICC
VDC
PRZ
PSC
ZS2
5
5
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Start Line - 1-11
Text Color - 1-7= White
Text Background Color – 0-7=Transparent (no background)
Full screen background – 0=normal insert over video, 1=blue screen
Size and Shadow – 0-3=small text with drop shadow
Time-Out – 0=15-second display, 1=persistent
Persistent text stays on screen until the next DM, or new Menu or channel.
Ex1: “$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: “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,„DM‟ ” clears on-screen display, also clears
persistent text
The IRC and VDC use white text and clear backgrounds when it receives a
Text or Background Color parameter between 1 and 7, and accepts values
0-3 for text size and shadow. This allows compatibility with Smart TVs
mixed in the same system that can display other colors and fonts.
Advanced
The following commands provide advanced CG text operation
Fast Write
DN “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,‟DN‟, <text> ” (variable bytes)
Clears display, writes specified text starting at column 1, row 1. $0D and
hex $EA, $EB, $DC, and $DB can be included, operate same as matching
commands below.
Write Here
DW “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,<ncb>,‟DW‟, <text> ” (variable bytes)
Writes specified text starting at present cursor position. Accepts same Hex
as DN.
Row,
DG “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,4,‟DG‟, <row>, <column>” (8 bytes)
Column
Moves the cursor to the specified row and column position. If row is 0,
then row will not be changed, and if column is 0, then column will not be
changed.
Cursor
E7 “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟E7‟, <column>” (7 bytes)
Column
Sends cursor to specified column.
Cursor Row E8 “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟E8‟, <row>” (7 bytes)
Sends cursor to specified row.
Return
EB “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟EB‟ ” (6 bytes)
Moves cursor down to the first column of the next row.
Clear All
EA “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟EA‟ ” (6 bytes)
Clears display, sends cursor to column 1, row 1.
Clear to End DC “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟DC‟ ” (6 bytes)
Clear on-screen display from cursor to end of screen, position stays the
same.
Clear Line
DB “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,2,‟DB‟ ” (6 bytes)
Clear on-screen display from cursor to end of line, cursor position stays
the same.
Clear Spaces E9 “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟E9‟, <num spaces>” (7 bytes)
Clears specified number of spaces, starting from cursor to the right.
Text
DQ “$A5,<dh>,<dl>,3,‟DQ‟, <time>” (7 bytes)
Timeout
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.
Notes
5
IRC/VDC will respond to all formatting commands, using white text on
transparent background
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ICC1
IR
Contemporary Research 2-way iC-Net devices will send a response over the network whenever there is
there is a change in status or command from an IR remote or front panel.
Response String Structure
Characters in response strings are expressed in a combination of hex and ASCII characters. For clarity,
the following protocol examples use the following conventions:






ASCII characters or strings are shown enclosed in single quotes
Numbers shown that are not in single quotes 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
― ‗<‘,<dh>,<dl>,<nrb>,<rb1>, <para1> [<rbN>]"
‗<‘
<dh>
<dl>
<nrb>
<rb1>
<para1>
[<rbN>]
Starts the response
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 response bytes to follow
The first response byte
Associated parameters, if any
Multiple responses may be included
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The following responses apply to the HE only.
Response
Key-I/O
Description
K
“ „<‟,0,0,2,'K',<IR Key>" (6 bytes)
Sent when the Reset or Emergency buttons are pressed, or when I/O 1 or 2 receives a closure.
PC software or a control system connected to the Control RS-232 port can receive the response
and activate a programmed event.
Device Query
SP
101 = Reset button pressed
229 = Reset button released
102 = Emergency button pressed
230 = Emergency button released
103 = I/O 1 input closed
231 = I/O 1 input opened
104 = I/O 2 input closed
232 = I/O 2 input opened
" '<',0,0,4,'SP',<number devices present>,<number devices expected> (8 bytes)
Sent in response to HE Device Status query.
Tip: If the number of present and expected devices match, the green Net LED on the HE will
blink once per second. If the two numbers do not agree, the LED blinks twice per second.
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The following responses are common to all iC-Net 2-Way devices.
Response
New Channel
T
Description
“ „<‟,<dh>,<dl>,2,'T',<new channel>" (6 bytes)
IR Function
R
Sent in response to T? command.
“ „<‟,<dh>,<dl>,2,'F',<IR Function>" (6 bytes)
Sent when unit receives a new function command is pressed (1-8) or released (0) from the IR
remote.
IR Key
K
0 = Release
1 = Play
2 = Stop
3 = Pause
4 = Fast Forward
5 = Rewind
8 = Record
“ „<‟,<dh>,<dl>,2,'K',<IR Key>" (6 bytes)
Sent when unit receives a new key command is pressed (10-23) or released (0) from the IR remote.
0 = Release
10 - 19 = Numeric keypad entry 0 – 9
21 = Enter
22 = Channel Up
23 = Channel Down
29 = Menu
101 = Previous Channel
IR Menu
M
102
105
106
107
108
109
110
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
Timer
Media Menu
Cursor Right
Cursor Left
Cursor Up
Cursor Down
Media Select
The 0 – 9, Channel Up/Down functions are sent only if enabled in the TM command
(Bit 2 = 1). The Channel Up/Down responses will be sent if the Tune Ring contains no channels –
see Ex2 in the Tune Ring command section.
“ „<‟,<dh>,<dl>,5,'M',<msh>, <msl>, <mph>, <mpl>" (9 bytes)
Sent when unit receives a new Menu command is pressed or released (0) from the IR remote. Menu
Selection high and low bytes are in <msh> and <msl>. Menu Parameter high and low bytes are in
<mph> and <mpl>.
A Menu command is initiated by pressing the Menu key, followed by a numeric entry, then the Enter
or Channel Up key. During the Menu process, the Channel Down key acts as a backspace or delete
key.
Some selections that need only a single numeric entry and will have a parameter value of zero (0).
Those keys are 0, 8, 9, 18, 20, 30, 900, 911, and 912.
Menu selections that will prompt the user to enter a second parameter entry are:
1 = Select Media
2 = Password
3 = Chapter Search
4 = Frame Search
11 = Channel
21 = Page Zone
22 = Page Room
25 = Go
21 = Attach Zone
32 = Attach Room
Tip: The Menu entries are active even if the TV power is off.
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To simplify controlling groups of devices, iC-Net is divided into 16 zones of 255 devices, also 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 SmartZone chart below, if we send a Power On command to device #256, any
TV controller numbered between 257 and 511 will instantly turn on. If we send a Power Off command
to device #4095, all devices in the system will turn off.
This is an immensely powerful feature, because most systems can only address one device at time. So
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.
ABC Media Retrieval Systems reserve Zone 0 for devices used in the central control system, 1 -15 for
iC-Net devices. This structure may be useful for your application, or you could use Zone 0 just like any
other iC-Net zone.
Zone
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
All Zones
First Device
257
513
769
1025
1281
1537
1793
2049
2305
2561
2817
3073
3329
3585
3841
Last Device
511
767
1023
1279
1535
1791
2047
2303
2559
2815
3071
3327
3583
3839
4000
Virtual Device
256
512
768
1024
1280
1536
1792
2048
2304
2560
2816
3072
3328
3584
3840
4095
Tip:You've probably figured out that you never want to assign a virtual device number to an actual
device in the system. If you assigned #1536 to a device, all the TV controllers in Zone 6 would respond
every time you sent a command to that one device.
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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 logical zones. The device mapping could be sorted by type or location;
whichever suits the application.
iC-Net Zone
1
2
3
4
Zone
W 1st Floor
nd
W2
Room
Device
W151
W152
W153
W154
257
258
259
260
Floor
E 1st Floor
E 2nd Floor
W251
W252
W253
W254
E151
E152
E153
E154
E251
E252
E253
E254
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256
iC-Net Zone
Zone
5
Coffee Areas
6
512
Room
Device
G100
G150
G151
1281
1282
1283
Day Care
TV 1
TV 2
513
514
515
516
7
Hallways
W1
W2
E1
E2
768
769
770
771
772
8
Office
Admin
A/V Center
1024
All Zones
All
1280
1536
1537
1538
1792
1793
1794
1795
1796
2048
2049
2050
4095
1025
1024
1025
1026
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This diagram shows
the structure of a
typical Contemporary
Research media
retrieval system. One
of the key aspects for
iCC-Netcommunication
is to provide a forward
and return (subchannel) path for data
if you‘re using 2-way
TV Controllers.
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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.
5. 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.
6. Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire
or electric shock.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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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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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Channel
CATV/IRC
HRC
FCC
Chan
T Band
CATV
HRC
FCC
High
Chan
CATV
HRC
FCC
Chan
CATV
HRC
FCC
47
361.25
360.0180
669.25
79
553.25
552.0276
861.25
iCC-Net
5.6 (In)
7
175.25
174.0087
175.25
48
367.25
366.0183
675.25
80
559.25
558.0279
867.25
T7
7.00
8
181.25
180.0090
181.25
49
373.25
372.0186
681.25
81
565.25
564.0282
873.25
T8
13.00
9
187.25
186.0093
187.25
50
379.25
378.0189
687.25
82
571.25
570.0285
879.25
T9
19.00
10
193.25
192.0096
193.25
51
385.25
384.0192
693.25
83
577.25
576.0288
885.25
T 10
25.00
11
199.25
198.0099
199.25
52
391.25
390.0195
699.25
84
583.25
582.0291
T 11
31.00
12
205.25
204.0102
205.25
53
397.25
396.0198
705.25
85
589.25
588.0294
T 12
37.00
13
211.25
210.0105
211.25
54
403.25
402.0201
711.25
86
595.25
594.0297
T 13
43.00
55
409.25
408.0204
717.25
87
601.25
600.0300
T14
49.00
Super
Low
23
217.25
216.0108
525.25
56
415.25
414.0207
723.25
88
607.25
606.0303
24
223.25
222.0111
531.25
57
421.25
420.0210
729.25
89
613.25
612.0306
2
55.25
54.0027
55.25
25
229.25
228.0114
537.25
58
427.25
426.0213
735.25
90
619.25
618.0309
3
61.25
60.0030
61.25
26
235.25
234.0117
543.25
59
433.25
432.0216
741.25
91
625.25
624.0312
4
67.25
66.0033
67.25
27
241.25
240.0120
549.25
60
439.25
438.0219
747.25
92
631.25
630.0315
iCC-Net
74.7 (Out)*
72.0036*
28
247.25
246.0123
555.25
61
445.25
444.0222
753.25
93
637.25
636.0318
5
77.25/79.25
78.0039
77.25
29
253.25
252.0126
561.25
62
451.25
450.0225
759.25
94
643.25
642.0321
6
83.25/85.25
84.0042
83.25
30
259.25
258.0129
567.25
Hyper
100
649.25
648.0324
31
265.25
264.0132
573.25
63
457.25
456.0228
765.25
101
655.25
654.0327
FM
95
91.25
90.0045
91.25
32
271.25
270.0135
579.25
64
463.25
462.0231
771.25
102
661.25
660.0330
96
97.25
96.0048
97.25
33
277.25
276.0138
585.25
65
469.25
468.0234
777.25
103
667.25
666.0333
97
103.25
102.0051
103.25
34
283.25
282.0141
591.25
66
475.25
474.0237
783.25
104
673.25
672.0336
35
289.25
288.0144
597.25
67
481.25
480.0240
789.25
105
679.25
678.0339
Mid
98
109.25
108.0054
109.25
36
295.25
294.0147
603.25
68
487.25
486.0243
795.25
106
685.25
684.0342
99
115.25
114.0057
115.25
37
301.25
300.015
609.25
69
493.25
492.0246
801.25
107
691.25
690.0345
14
121.25
120.0060
471.25
38
307.25
306.0153
615.25
70
499.25
498.0249
807.25
108
697.25
696.0348
15
127.25
126.0063
477.25
39
313.25
312.0156
621.25
71
505.25
504.0252
813.25
109
703.25
702.0351
16
133.25
132.0066
483.25
40
319.25
318.0159
627.25
72
511.25
510.0255
819.25
110
709.25
708.0354
17
139.25
138.0069
489.25
41
325.25
324.0162
633.25
73
517.25
516.0258
825.25
111
715.25
714.0357
18
145.25
144.0072
495.25
42
331.25
330.0165
639.25
74
523.25
522.0261
831.25
112
721.25
720.0360
19
151.25
150.0075
501.25
43
337.25
336.0168
645.25
75
529.25
528.0264
837.25
113
727.25
726.0363
20
157.25
156.0078
507.25
44
343.25
342.0171
651.25
76
535.25
534.0267
843.25
114
733.25
732.0366
21
163.25
162.0081
513.25
45
349.25
348.0174
657.25
77
541.25
540.0270
849.25
115
739.25
738.0369
22
169.25
168.0084
519.25
46
355.25
354.0177
663.25
78
547.25
546.0273
855.25
116
745.25
744.0372
Frequencies -—The visual carrier frequency (channels T7-116) is shown in this chart, in MHz. For the aural carrier frequency, add 4.5 MHz to the visual carrier. The lower edge
of the channel is 1.25 MHz below the visual carrier and the upper edge is 4.75 MHz above the visual carrier.
CATV/IRC — IRC spacing is the same as standard CATV frequencies, except for Channels 5 and 6.
HRC/IRC — About 10% of CATV systems use these alternate frequency plans, created to reduce ―beat‖ interference.
FCC – U.S. Broadcast VHF/UHF
*Channel 1 — IRC/HRC spacing created a Channel 1 between 4 and 5, the rarely used channel must be shifted to different frequency for IC-Net operation
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