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Allegiant® Matrix Switcher Systems
Selection Guide
Features of the Allegiant Series
Sophisticated technology provides a full set of
system features:
• Full Crosspoint matrix provides switching of any input to
any or all outputs.
• Up to 60 sequences can be programmed to run
independently in either a forward or reverse direction.
SalvoSwitching mode allows any number of system
monitors to be programmed to switch as a synchronized
group.
• Computer interface ports allow you to use an external PC
with our GUI software to make system operation and
programming intuitive.
• Operate a group of remote Allegiant Satellite sites from a
central Master location.
• Flexible alarm response modes.
• Control, configure and update over the video cable with
Bilinx Bi-directional Communication Technology
Allegiant® Matrix Switcher Systems
Bosch Security Systems’ Allegiant Matrix Switchers are
designed to meet the specific needs of your security
application. Featuring full matrix switching capabilities and
state-of-the-art technology, these highly reliable products
have a proven field history providing enhanced performance
and unique system features. Simple to use, yet feature
rich, these switchers are easily customized to meet even
the most demanding requirements. The Allegiant series
was not only designed with the operator in mind, it is also
installer friendly. Utilizing high density switching
electronics means less rack space usage, less external
connections to make, and less time required to complete
the installation. Convenience and simplicity is the name of
the game.
• Compatible with many popular third party Access Control
platforms.
• High density, installer friendly design means less rack
space usage and quicker installs.
• 48-character on-screen display for time/date, camera
number, camera title, and status/monitor title.
• Powerful system macro functions for implementing
customized user defined scripts.
• Hybrid analog and digital integrated system configurations
possible with Bosch IP devices.
• Product meets applicable industry immunity and safety
standards.
• Intuitive system operation and control realized through
user-friendly keyboards and/or the Allegiant GUI PC-based
software package.
• 2-digit site and 4-digit camera identification mode.
Our three year product guarantee, and our customer
service provides you with more options, better quality, and
more support for your 21st century security needs – only
from Bosch.
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Summary of Allegiant Specifications
Specification
LTC 8100
LTC 8200
LTC 8300
LTC 8500
LTC 8600
LTC 8800
LTC 8900
Video Inputs — Standard
8
16
32
64
128
256
4096
Video Inputs — Looping
8
16
32
N/A
128
256
4096
Video Inputs — Satellite
264
272
288
320
1152
2304
4608
Video Outputs
2
5
6
8
16
64
512
Max Alarm Inputs — Contacts
8
16
32
64
512
1024
1024
Max Alarm Inputs — Software
256
256
256
128
512
1024
2048
Alarm Unit Relay Outputs
2
5
6
8
64
128
128
Integral Biphase Outputs
8
12
16
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Max Keyboards
2
4
4
8
16
32
120
Integral RS-232 Ports
1
1
2
3
3
3
1-2
Expanded RS-232 Ports
4
4
8
9
9
9
4-8
Max PTZ — Standard
8
16
32
64
128
256
4096
Max PTZ — Satellite
264
272
288
320
1152
2304
4608
Some items require the use of optional accessories
Typical Allegiant Switcher System Configuration
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LTC 8100 Series / LTC 8200 Series
Optional accessories:
Looping video inputs are an integral part of the design of
the LTC 8100 series rear panel. If looping video inputs will
be required with an LTC 8200 series system, include one
LTC 8808/00 Video Interconnect panel.
Installation basics:
Install unit in rack, then connect camera and monitor coax
cables to BNC connectors found on rear of unit. Connect
one or more local/remote keyboards for programming and
control. If applicable, connect external PC, alarm contacts,
and camera control cables to appropriate data connections
on rear of unit.
System programming can then be accomplished using
either a system keyboard or via one of the optional external
Bosch PC based software packages (see accessory section).
The power of the Allegiant in a small, pre-configured
package.
• Compact, single bay construction offers two models sizes
for camera input and monitor output sizes: 8 x 2 and 16 x 5.
• Built-in alarm and remote control signal distribution
functions.
• Full control and programming via 2 to 4 keyboards.
• RS-232 Serial port for external PC interface support.
• Integral 1-U high rack enclosure.
Ordering Information:
Ordering main system components involves only a single
part number. Select the appropriate model based on
desired camera capacity, monitor capacity, and AC line
voltage requirements as listed below.
Switcher Model
Capacity
(Cameras x Monitors)
AC Line Voltage
LTC 8100/90
8x2
120 - 230VAC,
50/60 Hz
LTC 8200/90
16 x 5
120 - 230VAC,
50/60 Hz
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LTC 8300 Series
Optional accessories:
If looping video inputs will be required, include one LTC
8808/00 Video Interconnect panel.
Installation basics:
Install unit in rack, then connect camera and monitor coax
cables to BNC connectors on rear of unit. Connect one or
more keyboards for programming and control. If
applicable, connect external PC, alarm contacts, and
camera control cables to appropriate data connections on
rear of unit.
System programming can then be accomplished using
either a system keyboard or via one of the optional external
Bosch PC based software packages (see accessory
section).
The power of the Allegiant in a medium sized,
pre-configured package.
• Single bay construction offers 32 camera input by 6
monitor output capacity.
• Built-in alarm and remote control signal distribution
functions.
• Full control and programming by up to 4 keyboards.
• RS-232 Serial ports for external PC interface and event
logging printer.
• Integral 2-U high rack enclosure.
Ordering Information:
Ordering main system components involves only a single
part number. Select the appropriate model based on AC
line voltage requirements as listed below.
Switcher Model
AC Line Voltage
LTC 8300/90
120 - 230VAC, 50/60 Hz
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LTC 8500 Series
Next select a quantity of LTC 8521/00 Video Input Modules
(VIMs) and LTC 8532/00 Video Output Modules (VOMs)
that will be required to satisfy your system capacity
according to the charts below:
LTC 8521 VIM and LTC 8532 VOM Quantities
LTC 8521/00 Input Modules
The small to medium sized, modular based
Allegiant system.
• Modular construction using individual Video Input
Modules and Video Output Modules offers the
convenience of variable system sizes. The LTC 8500
system offers increments of 8 camera inputs and 2
monitor outputs up to a maximum system capacity of 64
cameras by 8 monitors.
• Optional external alarm and remote control signal
distribution accessory devices available.
• Full control and programming by up to 8 keyboards.
• RS-232 Serial port for external PC interface.
• RS-232 Printer port for external logging printer.
• Integral 4-U high rack enclosure.
Ordering Information:
Ordering main system components involves only 3 part
numbers. First, select the appropriate main CPU bay model
based on AC line voltage requirements as listed below.
Switcher Model
AC Line Voltage
LTC 8501/60
120VAC, 60 Hz
LTC 8501/50
230VAC, 50Hz
LTC 8532/00 Output Modules
Camera
Quantity
VIM Module
Quantity
Montor
Quantity
VOM Module
Quantity
1 to 8
1
1 to 2
1
9 to 16
2
3 to 4
2
17 to 24
3
5 to 6
3
25 to 32
4
7 to 8
4
33 to 40
5
41 to 48
6
49 to 56
7
57 to 64
8
Optional accessories:
If external contacts will be utilized to activate alarm video
switching, include one LTC 8540/00 Alarm Interface Unit for
up to 64 contact inputs.
If the system will include controllable PTZ equipped
cameras, add one LTC 8568/00 Signal Distribution Unit for
up to 32 separate control code outputs or one LTC 8768/00
Signal Distribution Unit if up to 64 separate control code
outputs will be required.
Installation basics:
Install main bay in rack, insert the VIMs and VOMs into the
bay, then connect camera and monitor coax cables to BNC
connectors on rear of unit. Connect one or more local/
remote keyboards for programming and control. If
applicable, connect external PC, external Alarm Interface
unit for alarms, and external Signal Distribution unit for
camera control functions to appropriate data connections
on rear of unit.
System programming can then be accomplished using either
a system keyboard or via one of the optional external Bosch
PC based software packages (see accessory section).
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LTC 8600 Series
Next select a quantity of LTC 8621/00 Video Input Modules
(VIMs) and LTC 8834/00 Video Output Modules (VOMs)
that will be required to satisfy your system capacity
requirements according to the charts below:
LTC 8621 VIM and LTC 8834 VOM Quantities
LTC 8621/00 Input Modules
For medium to large sized, modular based
Allegiant systems.
• Modular construction using individual Video Input
Modules and Video Output Modules offers the
convenience of variable system sizes. The LTC 8600
system offers increments of 16 camera inputs and 4
monitor outputs up to a maximum system capacity of 128
cameras by 16 monitors.
LTC 8834/00 Output Modules
Camera
Quantity
VIM Module
Quantity
Montor
Quantity
VOM Module
Quantity
1 to 16
1
1 to 4
1
17 to 32
2
5 to 8
2
33 to 48
3
9 to 12
3
49 to 64
4
13 to 16
4
65 to 80
5
81 to 96
6
97 to 112
7
113 to 128
8
Optional accessories:
If looping video inputs will be required, include one LTC
8808/00 Video interconnect panel for each group of 32
cameras.
If external contacts will be utilized to activate alarm video
switching, LTC 8540/00 Alarm Interface Units and, if
necessary, LTC 8713/x0 Alarm Port Expander Units can be
added to the system. Follow the table below to determine
the appropriate quantities required.
Alarm Interface and Alarm Expander Quantities
• Optional external alarm and remote control signal
distribution accessory devices available.
Alarm
Inputs
LTC 8540/00
Alarm Unit Quantity
LTC 8713/x0
Expander Quantity
• Full control and programming by up to 16 keyboards.
1 to 64
1
0
• RS-232 Serial port for external PC interface.
• RS-232 Printer port for external logging printer.
• Integral 6-U high rack enclosure.
• 2-digit site and 4-digit camera identification mode.
Ordering Information:
Ordering main system components involves only 3 part
numbers. First, select the appropriate main CPU bay model
based on AC line voltage requirements as listed below.
Main CPU Bay
AC Line Voltage
LTC 8601/60
120VAC, 60 Hz
LTC 8601/50
230VAC, 50Hz
65 to 128
2
1
129 to 192
3
1
193 to 256
4
1
257 to 320
5
3
321 to 384
6
3
385 to 448
7
3
449 to 512
8
3
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An external power supply will be required for each Alarm
Interface Unit when quantities are greater than one. The
TC120PS power supply is used for 120VAC line sources,
and the TC220PS is used for 230VAC line sources.
LTC 8800 Series
If the system will include controllable PTZ equipped
cameras, add one LTC 8568/00 Signal Distribution Unit for
up to 32 separate control code outputs or one LTC 8768/00
Signal Distribution Unit for up to 64 separate control code
outputs. If required, LTC 8569/x0 or LTC 8571/x0 series
Code Merger Units models are available which provide an
additional 32 or 64 outputs respectively when cascaded to
the Signal Distribution unit.
If the system will utilize 9 to 16 keyboards, one LTC 8714/
x0 Keyboard Port Expander will be required. For each
expanded keyboard, a LTC 8557/x0 Remote Hookup kit is
required.
Installation basics:
Install main bay in rack, insert the VIMs and VOMs into the
bay, then connect camera and monitor coax cables to BNC
connectors on rear of unit. Connect one or more keyboards
for programming and control. If applicable, connect
external PC, external Alarm Interface unit for alarms, and
external Signal Distribution unit for camera control
functions to appropriate data connections on rear of unit.
System programming can then be accomplished using
either a system keyboard or via one of the optional external
Bosch PC based software packages (see accessory
section).
For large size, modular based Allegiant systems.
• Modular construction using individual Video Input
Modules and Video Output Modules offers the
convenience of variable system sizes. A single bay LTC
8800 system offers increments of 32 camera inputs and 4
monitor outputs up to a maximum system capacity of 256
cameras by 32 monitors. By adding the LTC 8802 series
Monitor Expansion Bay, the system capacity can be
expanded to support a maximum of 64 monitors.
• Optional external alarm and remote control signal
distribution accessory devices available.
• Full control and programming by up to 32 keyboards.
• RS-232 Serial port for external PC interface.
• RS-232 Printer port for external logging printer.
• Integral 6-U high rack enclosure.
• 2-digit site and 4-digit camera identification mode.
Ordering Information:
Ordering main system components involves 3 to 5 part
numbers. First, select the appropriate main CPU bay model
based on AC line voltage requirements as listed below.
Main CPU Bay
AC Line Voltage
LTC 8801/60
120VAC, 60 Hz
LTC 8801/50
230VAC, 50Hz
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If more than 32 system monitors will be required (up to
64 maximum), select the appropriate Monitor Expansion
bay model based on AC line voltage requirements as listed
below:
Monitor Expansion Bay
AC Line Voltage
LTC 8802/60
120VAC, 60 Hz
LTC 8802/50
230VAC, 50Hz
LTC 8808/00 Video Interconnect panels are used to connect
system camera inputs above 96 to the main bay and support any requirements for video looping output connections. Refer to the chart below to determine the amount
required based on the number of cameras and monitors in
your system.
LTC 8808/00 Video Interconnect Panel Quantity
Next select a quantity of LTC 8821/00 Video Input Modules
(VIMs) that will be required to satisfy your system camera
capacity requirements according to the chart below. Note
that the chart lists doubled quantities for system sizes
containing more than 32 monitors because the LTC 8802
Monitor Expansion bay will require its own set of VIM
modules.
LTC 8821/00 VIM Module Quantity
Camera
Quantity
Monitor
Quantity
Looping inputs
not required
Looping inputs
are required
1 to 32
Less than 33
0
1
33 to 64
Less than 33
0
2
65 to 96
Less than 33
0
3
97 to 128
Less than 33
1
5
129 to 160
Less than 33
2
7
161 to 192
Less than 33
3
9
193 to 224
Less than 33
4
11
225 to 256
Less than 33
5
13
1 to 32
More than 32
0
0
Camera
Quantity
Quantity with less
than 33 monitors
Quantity with more
than 32 monitors
33 to 64
More than 32
0
0
65 to 96
More than 32
0
0
1 to 32
1
2
97 to 128
More than 32
1
2
33 to 64
2
4
129 to 160
More than 32
2
4
65 to 96
3
6
161 to 192
More than 32
3
6
More than 32
4
8
More than 32
5
10
97 to 128
4
8
193 to 224
129 to 160
5
10
225 to 256
161 to 192
6
12
193 to 224
7
14
225 to 256
8
16
Now select a quantity of LTC 8834/00 Video Output
Modules (VOMs) that will be required to satisfy your system
monitor capacity requirement according to the chart below:
Optional accessories:
If external contacts will be utilized to activate alarm video
switching, LTC 8540/00 Alarm Interface Units and, if
necessary, LTC 8713/x0 Alarm Port Expander Units can be
added to the system. Follow the table below to determine
the appropriate quantities required.
Alarm Interface and Alarm Expander Quantities
LTC 8834/00 VOM Module Quantity
LTC 8621/00 Input Modules
Alarm Inputs
LTC 8834/00 Output Modules
LTC 8540/00 Alarm
Unit Qty.
LTC 8713/x0
Expander Qty.
1 to 64
1
0
65 to 128
2
1
Monitor
Quantity
VOM Module
Quantity
Montor*
Quantity
VOM Module
Quantity
1 to 4
1
33 to 36
9
5 to 8
2
37 to 40
10
257 to 320
5
3
9 to 12
3
41 to 44
11
321 to 384
6
3
13 to 16
4
45 to 48
12
129 to 192
3
1
193 to 256
4
1
385 to 448
7
3
449 to 512
8
3
17 to 20
5
48 to 52
13
24
6
53 to 56
14
25 to 28
7
57 to 60
15
641 to 704
11
4
29 to 32
8
61 to 64
16
705 to 786
12
4
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9
4
557 to 640
10
4
769 to 832
13
5
833 to 896
14
5
987 to 960
15
5
961 to 1024
16
5
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An external power supply will be required for each Alarm
Interface Unit when quantities are greater than 1. The
TC120PS power supply is used for 120VAC line sources,
and the TC220PS is used for 230VAC line sources.
If the system will include controllable PTZ equipped
cameras, add one LTC 8568/00 Signal Distribution Unit
for up to 32 separate control code outputs or one LTC
8768/00 Signal Distribution Unit for up to 64 separate
control code outputs. If required, LTC 8569/x0 or LTC
8571/x0 series Code Merger Units models are available
which provide an additional 32 or 64 outputs respectively
when cascaded to the Signal Distribution unit.
If the system will utilize more than 8 keyboards for a
single main bay only system, or more than 16 keyboards
if an LTC 8802/x0 Monitor Expansion bay is used, a
quantity of LTC 8714/x0 Keyboard Port Expanders will be
required and, if necessary, an LTC 8715/x0 Keyboard
Expander Expander unit. For each expanded keyboard, a
LTC 8557/x0 Remote Hookup kit will also be required.
Refer to the table below to determine the appropriate
quantity of Port Expander units:
Keyboard Expander Quantities
No LTC 8802/x0
Monitor Expansion bay
With LTC 8802/x0 Monitor
Expansion bay
System
LTC
8714/x0
LTC
8715/x0
System
LTC
8714/x0
LTC
8715/x0
Keyboards
Expander
Quantity
Expander
Quantity
Keyboards
Expander
Quantity
Expander
Quantity
1 to 8
0
0
1 to 8
0
0
9 to 16
1
0
9 to 16
0
0
17 to 24
2
1
17 to 24
1
0
25 to 32
3
1
25 to 32
2
1
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Other accessory products may be applicable in your system
configuration. Please refer to the section on Allegiant
Accessories for complete details on accessory products.
Installation basics:
Install main bay in rack. If applicable, install monitor
expansion bay in rack, and connect supplied video ribbon
cables between the two bays. Insert the VIMs and VOMs
into the bay(s), then connect camera and monitor coax
cables to BNC connectors found on rear of unit(s). Connect
one or more keyboards for programming and control. If
applicable, connect external PC, external Alarm Interface
unit for alarms, external Signal Distribution unit for camera
control functions, and any applicable port expander device
to appropriate data connections on rear of unit.
System programming can then be accomplished using
either a system keyboard or via one of the optional external
Bosch PC based software packages (see accessory
section).
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LTC 8900 Series
Please be ready to provide the following information:
1. Desired system camera capacity.
2. Desired system monitor capacity.
3. AC line voltage input (120VAC, 60Hz or 230VAC, 50Hz).
4. Specify if either a standard system or a system
containing a redundant CPU/power supply configuration
is required.
5. In systems utilizing a redundant CPU and less than 65
monitors, you can also specify if the design should
employ a redundant system configuration. This type of
configuration would force a design that includes at least
2 monitor bays. The use of 2 monitor bays reduces the
chance of a single point failure causing a loss of all video
signals, even if the system’s redundant CPU remains in
operation.
6. Video input looping requirements.
For extremely large size, modular based Allegiant
systems.
• Modular construction utilizes multiple video matrix bays
and video modules to realize full matrix crosspoint
switching of 4096 cameras by 512 monitors.
• Standard single CPU or redundant dual CPU / dual power
supply system configurations available.
• Optional external alarm and remote control signal
distribution accessory devices available.
Optional accessories:
If external contacts will be utilized to activate alarm video
switching, LTC 8540/00 Alarm Interface Units and, if
necessary, LTC 8713/x0 Alarm Port Expander Units can be
added to the system. Follow the table below to determine
the appropriate quantities required.
Alarm Interface and Alarm Expander Quantities
Alarm Inputs
LTC 8540/00 Alarm
Unit Qty.
LTC 8713/x0
Expander Qty.
1 to 64
1
0
65 to 128
2
1
129 to 192
3
1
193 to 256
4
1
257 to 320
5
3
• Full control and programming by up to 64 keyboards.
321 to 384
6
3
• RS-232 Serial port for external PC interface support.
385 to 448
7
3
• Integral 2-U and 6-U high rack enclosures.
• 2-digit site and 4-digit camera identification mode.
Ordering Information:
Because of the numerous main system components that
comprise a typical LTC 8900 series system, parts list
quantities are determined by Bosch Security Systems
representatives. Please contact your local Bosch Security
Systems Sales representative for ordering assistance.
449 to 512
8
3
513 to 576
9
4
557 to 640
10
4
641 to 704
11
4
705 to 786
12
4
769 to 832
13
5
833 to 896
14
5
987 to 960
15
5
961 to 1024
16
5
An external power supply will be required for each Alarm
Interface Unit when quantities are greater than one. The
TC120PS power supply is used for 120VAC AC line sources,
and the TC220PS is used for 230VAC line sources.
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If the system will include controllable PTZ equipped
cameras, add one LTC 8568/00 Signal Distribution Unit for
up to 32 separate control code outputs or one LTC 8768/00
Signal Distribution Unit for up to 64 separate control code
outputs. If required, LTC 8569/x0 or LTC 8571/x0 series
Code Merger Units models are available that can provide an
additional 32 or 64 outputs respectively when cascaded to
the Signal Distribution unit.
Allegiant Spare Components
If the system will utilize more than 8 keyboards, a quantity
of LTC 8714/x0 Keyboard Port Expanders will be required
and, if necessary, an LTC 8715/x0 Keyboard Expander
Expander unit. For each expanded keyboard,
a LTC 8557/x0 Remote Hookup kit will also be required.
Refer to the table below to determine the appropriate
quantity of Port Expander units:
Keyboard Expander Quantities
System
Keyboards
LTC 8714/x0
Expander Quantity
LTC 8715/x0
Expander Quantity
1 to 8
0
0
9 to 16
1
0
17 to 24
2
1
25 to 32
3
1
33 to 40
4
1
41 to 48
5
3
49 to 56
6
3
57 to 64
7
3
Other accessory products may be applicable in your system
configuration. Please refer to the section on Allegiant
Accessories for complete details on accessory products.
LTC 8100, LTC 8200, LTC 8300 Series:
• Integral Systems (no spares recommended)
LTC 8500 Series:
• LTC 8505/x0 – Spare power supply.
• LTC 8511/00 – Spare CPU module.
LTC 8600 Series:
• LTC 8805/x0 – Spare power supply.
• LTC 8610/00 – Spare CPU module.
LTC 8800 Series:
• LTC 8805/x0 – Spare power supply for LTC 8801 series
and LTC 8802 series bays.
• LTC 8810/00 – Spare CPU module for LTC 8801 series
main CPU bay.
• LTC 8816/00 – Spare Data Receiver module for LTC 8802/
x0 Monitor Expansion bay.
LTC 8900 Series:
• Appropriate spare parts depends on system configuration.
Consult Bosch Security Systems Sales Representative for
assistance.
All Modular Series:
• Appropriate VIMs and VOMs may be recommended for
immediate recovery in the rare case of component failure.
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Accessories
Keyboard accessories include:
LTC 8558/00 – Extension cable for remoting keyboard up
to 30 m (100 foot) away from main CPU bay.
LTC 8557/x0 – Extension kit for remoting keyboard up to
1.5 km (5,000 foot) away from main CPU bay via user
supplied shielded twisted pair cable. Required with
keyboard expansion units.
KBD-RACK — Rack kit for the KBD-Universal keyboard.
Provides vertical, 45° inclined, or horizontal mounting
capabilities. Designed to fit 19-inch EIA rack standard.
KBD-SFTCFG — a PC based software program which is
used to customize the KBD Universal keyboard’s text
displays and/or for entering softkey functions for
activating Allegiant Command Script macros.
LTC 8016/90 Allegiant Bilinx Data Interface Unit —allows
an Allegiant system to communicate with Bilinx compatible
cameras and devices over the coax cable. In addition to
sending pan/tilt/zoom control signals to a camera, alarm
and status information can be transmitted from the camera
site back to the Allegiant system using Bilinx
communication technology.
Signal Distribution Units send control code to AutoDome
and Receiver/Driver cameras.
Allegiant accessories are designed to be user-friendly and
compatible throughout the entire Allegiant product line.
Here is a brief description of the accessories currently
available:
Keyboards provide system programming and pan/tilt/zoom
equipped camera related control functions. A 3 m (10 foot)
cable for data/power connections is included. Available
keyboard models are:
LTC 8555/00 – LED based, compact size, full function
keyboard with variable speed joystick.
KBD-Universal – LCD based display, full function
keyboard with variable speed joystick. Optional KBDSFTCFG PC based configuration software package
available for customizing softkey labels and entering
Allegiant based macro functions. (shown)
LTC 8555/02 – Full function keyboard similar to LTC
8555/00, except utilizes RS-232 protocol.
LTC 8568/00 – Control code distribution and line driver
unit for data communication to receiver/drivers and
AutoDome series cameras. Provides 32 separate
outputs for ‘star’ wiring to remote camera sites at
distances of 1.5 km (5,000 feet). Each output can also
be connected using ‘daisy chain’ convention for up to 8
remote devices. Data/power interface cable to Allegiant
main CPU bay included. Not required in LTC 8100,
LTC 8200, or LTC 8300 systems.
LTC 8768/00 – Same specifications as LTC 8568/00,
except provides 64 separate control code outputs.
LTC 8540/00 – Alarm Interface Unit accepts up to 64 dry
contact inputs to provide automatic call-up of system video
on alarm. Eight relay outputs are available for controlling
external devices, such as VCRs or alarm sirens.
Code Merger Units combine control code from two or four
systems to communicate to receiver/drivers, switcher/
followers and Allegiant satellite systems. Same control
code output drive characteristics as shown for the LTC
8568/00 Signal Distribution unit. Four model variations are
available:
LTC 8569/x0 – Two input, 32 separate output model.
LTC 8570/x0 – Four input, 32 separate output model.
LTC 8571/x0 – Two input, 64 separate output model.
LTC 8572/x0 – Four input, 64 separate output model.
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LTC 8770/x0 – Switcher/follower Unit provides 24
separate relay contact closures that automatically operate
according to the cameras displayed on system monitors.
Six selectable functional operating modes are available.
Relays can be interfaced to various external devices, such
as LED panels, sirens, audio equipment, etc.
LTC 8059/00 – Allegiant Master Control Software for
Windows® adds the power of the PC for programming
Allegiant switcher settings. Provides advanced
programming features not available via system keyboards.
Software included with LTC 8900 systems. Includes RS-232
Allegiant interface cable. Ideal for managing meduim to
large systems or satellite systems
Windows based Graphical User Interface (GUI) makes
control of an Allegiant system as easy as point and click.
Provides complete control over system operation, and
includes Allegiant Master Control Software program for
advanced programming functions. Supports Ethernet
based network interface from workstation(s) to PC at
Allegiant site. Includes RS-232 Allegiant interface cable
and software license key. Three versions are available
based on the number of workstations required.
LTC 8850/00 – Single workstation license.
LTC 8851/00 – Five workstation license.
LTC 8852/00 – Ten workstation license.
Port Expander Units provide the capability of connecting
additional keyboards, alarm interface units, and other
external computing devices to an Allegiant system. The
following models are available:
LTC 8712/x0 – Console Port Expander provides
4 interface RS-232 Allegiant Console ports for
connection to external PCs or other computing devices.
LTC 8713/x0 – Alarm Port Expander provides
4 interface ports for connecting LTC 8540/00 Alarm
Interface Units.
LTC 8714/x0 – Keyboard Port Expander provides
8 ports for connecting Allegiant keyboards.
LTC 8715/x0 – Expander unit for Keyboard Port
Expander provides 4 ports for connecting additional LTC
8714/x0 units to Allegiant system.
Data Converter Units convert Allegiant control code to and
from other standard data signals.
LTC 8780/x0 – Converts Allegiant biphase control code
into RS-232 format or RS-232 into biphase. Required in
Allegiant Satellite configurations to provide site address
decoding. Can also be used as remote Signal
Distribution unit, providing 15 separate outputs.
LTC 8781/x0 – Decodes/converts Allegiant biphase
control code containing system time/date information
into RS-422 format designed to interface to Kalatel
series Time/Date generators.
LTC 8785/x0 – Data converter device that changes
variable speed control code into equivalent fixed speed
control code. For use where the main Allegiant system
has been upgraded, but the older receiver/drivers in the
field are only capable to responding to the older ‘fixed
speed’ protocol.
LTC 8808/00 Video Interconnect Panel – Converts 32
BNCs into video ribbon cable connections to provide video
looping outputs for Allegiant series switchers. This panel is
also used for monitor output connections in LTC 8900
series systems. Includes two 2 m (6 foot) LTC 8809/00
video ribbon cables.
LTC 8807/00 Video Interconnect Panel – Identical to the
LTC 8808/00, except it does not include the two LTC
8809/00 video ribbon cables. For integration of LTC 8016.
LTC 8809/00 Video Ribbon Cables – 2 m (6 foot),
16-channel cables designed for use with video signal
transmissions. These cables are used in LTC 8800 and LTC
8900 systems for inter-bay video connections. In LTC 8800
systems, cables are automatically included with the purchase
of the LTC 8802 Monitor Expansion bay. In LTC 8900
systems, they must be ordered separately based on the
system configuration. Two LTC 8809/00 cables are included
as part of an LTC 8808/00 Video Interconnect panel.
LTC 8508/00 Video Ribbon-to-BNC Cable – Is similar to the
LTC 8809/00 video ribbon cable, except it has 16 (male)
BNC connectors at one side of the cable. This adapter
cable can be used to simplify the interface from a system’s
ribbon cable connector to an external video device having
standard BNC connectors.
LTC 8506/00 Console Interface cable – Used to connect an
Allegiant main CPU bay to an external PC. This is the same
cable which is included with the purchase of any of the
Allegiant software packages.
LTC 8782/x0-zz Code Translator Unit – Converts Allegiant
biphase control code to or from other manufacturer’s
control codes. Various models are available (as indicated by
the “zz” number designation), each designed to convert a
specific manufacturer’s control code. Please contact your
local Bosch Security Systems Sales representative for
complete details.
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Receiver/Drivers – Used to decode and convert Allegiant
control code commands into appropriate voltages for
driving pan/tilt and zoom lens devices. Refer to models
below for various AC supply options, and output pan/tilt
voltages available, in either basic or full featured units:
LTC 8560/60 – Basic function model with 120VAC AC
line input and 120VAC output for pan/tilt.
LTC 8561/60 – Full feature model with 120VAC AC line
input and 120VAC output for pan/tilt.
LTC 8562/60 – Basic function model with 120VAC AC
line input and 24VAC output for pan/tilt.
LTC 8566/60 – Full feature model with 120VAC AC line
input and 24VAC output for pan/tilt.
LTC 8560/50 – Basic function model with 230VAC AC
line input and 230VAC output for pan/tilt.
LTC 8561/50 – Full feature model with 230VAC AC line
input and 230VAC output for pan/tilt.
Allegiant Satellite Concepts
A satellite system configuration is usually used for a large
distributed system, or to obtain extremely large matrix sizes
configured more conventionally. Typically, a single Main
control site can be used to view/control cameras located
both locally and at various remote satellite sites. Since
many satellite sites can be linked to a single Main control
site, very large, distributed systems can be achieved. If the
satellite systems are located at the same site as the Main
system, the result is a large conventional-type system. In a
satellite configuration, the Main control site can view/
control any camera in the entire system, but the remote
satellite sites can only view/control cameras associated
with their own site. Satellites may be configured to operate
either independently or, with no local viewing/control
capability.
LTC 8562/50 – Basic function model with 230VAC AC
line input and 24VAC output for pan/tilt.
LTC 8566/50 – Full feature model with 230VAC AC line
input and 24VAC output for pan/tilt.
LTC 8563/20 – Basic function model with 24VAC AC line
input and 24VAC output for pan/tilt.
Allegiant
Master
Master can view/control
all cameras
Allegiant
Satellite
Allegiant
Satellite
Allegiant
Satellite
LTC 8564/20 – Full feature model with 24VAC AC line
input and 24VAC output for pan/tilt.
Allegiant
Satellite
Satellite can view/control
only local cameras
Typical Master / multiple Satellite configuration
Other related products:
• AutoDome series PTZ dome cameras integrate high speed
pan/tilt, 360° continuous rotation, pre-position, etc. in a
small, easy-to-install lightweight package.
Allegiant
Master
Both Masters
can view/control
all cameras
Allegiant
Master
Dual Master configuration
Note: Substituting the number 6 for the “x” in applicable model
numbers shown in this publication refers to the 120VAC, 60Hz.
version of the product. Substituting the number 5 for the “x” refers
to the 230VAC, 50Hz. version.
Allegiant
Master
Allegiant
Master
All Masters can
view/control all
cameras
Allegiant
Master
Allegiant
Master
Quadruple Master configuration
Master can
view/control
all cameras
Allegiant
Master
Allegiant
Satellite /
Master
Allegiant
Satellite
Satellite can
view/control
only local
cameras
Satellite / Master can view/control
local and Satellite's cameras
'Cascaded' Satellite configuration
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TYPICAL MAIN CONTROL CENTER (ANY ALLEGIANT MODEL)
LTC 8540 ALARM
INTERFACE UNIT
MONITOR OUTPUTS
ALLEGIANT
MAIN CPU BAY
PAN/TILT/ZOOM
AND SATELLITE
CONTROL DATA
LOCAL CAMERA
VIDEO INPUTS
INPUTS USED FOR BOTH
LOCAL AND TRUNK LINES
LTC 8568 SIGNAL
DISTRIBUTION UNIT
TO ANY LOCAL
PAN/TILT/ZOOM
CAMERA SITES
UP TO 5000 FEET
(1.6km) USING
18g. SHIELDED
TWISTED PAIR
(BELDEN 8760
OR EQUIVALENT)
USER
MONITOR
*
CAMERA
SEQ
SET
SHOT
ON
OFF
RUN
PROG
1
2
LOCK
3
4
5
6
ALARM
7
8
9
ACK
0
ENTER
ALARM INPUTS MAY
ACTIVATE EITHER LOCAL
OR SATELLITE VIDEO ON
MAIN CONTROL CENTER'S
MONITORS
MULTIPLE
VIDEO COAX
NEXT
PREV
FOCUS
HOLD
CLEAR
IRIS
KEYBOARD CONTROLS
MULTIPLE VIDEO TRUNK LINES FROM
ANY LOCAL OR REMOTE
EACH REMOTE SATELLITE LOCATION
CAMERA ON ANY LOCAL MONITOR
(VIDEO AND PAN/TILT/ZOOM)
1 LINE TO EACH
REMOTE SATELLITE
SYSTEM LOCATION
VIDEO TRUNK
LINES FROM
OTHER SATELLITE
LOCATIONS
PAN/TILT/ZOOM
AND SATELLITE
CONTROL DATA
MONITOR OUTPUTS USED
AS VIDEO TRUNK LINES
TO MAIN CONTROL SITE
LOCAL
MONITORS
ANY MODEL
ALLEGIANT
MAIN BAY
TO ANY LOCAL
PAN/TILT/ZOOM
CAMERA SITES
LOCAL PAN/TILT/ZOOM
CONTROL DATA LINE
SATELLITE
DATA LINE
LTC 8780
DATA CONVERTER UNIT
LTC 8569 CODE
MERGER UNIT
LTC 8540 ALARM
INTERFACE UNIT
CONSOLE
PORT INPUT
SEQ
USER
MONITOR
*
CAMERA
SET
OFF
RUN
3
NEXT
SHOT
ON
PROG
1
2
LOCK
4
5
6
PREV
ALARM
7
8
9
HOLD
0
ENTER
ACK
CLEAR
FOCUS
IRIS
ALLEGIANT KEYBOARD CONTROLS
ANY OF THE LOCAL CAMERAS ON
ANY OF THE LOCAL MONITORS
(VIDEO AND PAN/TILT/ZOOM)
ALARM INPUTS
ACTIVATE ONLY
LOCAL VIDEO ON
LOCAL MONITORS
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