Purpose The purpose of this guide is to instruct a user how to install and operate a basic VideoBloX Cross Point Matrix Switching system. The following instructions are included. How to install a basic VideoBloX system with: Keyboard Static Cameras...
Equipment Required Matrix and VideoBloX components • Matrix Chassis (4U, 8U or 12U) configured with CPU, Video Input Module and Video Output Module (with titles) • Alarm Terminal Panel (shipped with CPU) • HVBPIT44 PIT for dome control • HEGS5BLX Keyboard with HVB232422 Converter (HEGS5BLX-KT) Accessories (Not included) •...
• Power cable from cameras to 24VAC Power Supply • RS232 Cable - from COM port on PC to VideoBloX CPU (9-pin Female connector to 9-pin Female connector, included) • Build an RS232 cable with fly leads on one end and a male DB9 connector on the other end.
Component Connections Matrix Chassis The VideoBloX chassis is shipped with a power cable without a plug. This is to accommodate the various methods of power connectivity. Connect the wires on the power cable to the appropriate power source. This installation assumes the power requirements are 110 VAC. Using a standard PC power cable, connect the matrix chassis to a 110 VAC supply.
Component Connections Monitors Provide power to the monitors. Using coaxial cable, connect one monitor to Output #1 on the Video Output Module. Figure 2 Connecting Monitors to the Video Output Module Connect Monitor Using coaxial cable, connect the second monitor (diagnostic monitor) to the CPU video output on the CPU module.
VideoBloX Quick Start Guide Connect the Keyboard Installation Locate the HEGS5BLX controller, terminal block, 6x6 flat cable, power supply (included with controller), HVB232422 converter, and power supply (included with HVB232422 converter). Figure 4 Connecting the HEGS5BLX Keyboard HVB232422 RS232/RS422 Converter...
Using the 9-pin Male to 9-Pin Male (pin to pin) connect the Slave Channel of the PIT to the RS422 Master port on the VideoBloX CPU module. This is the fourth connector from the left port when viewing the chassis from behind.
Component Connections Address the PIT VCL Settings Switch #1 - Position 2 "On" all others "off" Switch #2 - All positions "off" Switch #3 - Position #1 and #8 - "On", all others "off" Maxpro Mode Settings Switch #1 - Positions 1, 2, and 3 “On”; position 4 “off” Switch #2 - all positions off for broadcast mode Switch #3, position 1 “on”...
VideoBloX Quick Start Guide Installing the Alarm Termination Box (ATB) The ATB is shipped with the VideoBloX system and consists of a stainless steel box with a ribbon cable. • Support for 32 Alarm Inputs - potential free (dry) contact •...
Video Switching On start up, the system will require the operator to LogIn at the keyboard before controlling any of the devices. This requires a password, which is set-up in the PC Configuration program. Log-On to Keyboard Press the Log In/Log Out key Enter the Password (default is "0") Press Enter.
Video Switching Press a number key and then Enter to select the monitor output you desire. For this example, press 1 then Enter. Note You can use the Next and Previous keys to scroll through the available monitors. Select Camera Press the Camera key (the system is now in Camera mode) The system now switches any selected camera to the monitor (#1) selected above.
Using the 9-pin Female to 9-Pin Female (pin to pin) connect the selected COM port of the Configuration PC to the RS232 Slave port on the VideoBloX CPU. This is the furthest left port when viewing the chassis from behind.
Note The Configuration Software is distributed on a CD-ROM that shipped with the CPU/Chassis. Insert the VideoBloX CD in the PC CD-Rom drive. From Windows Start Menu, click on Run Click on the Browse button and locate your CD-Rom drive.
VideoBloX Quick Start Guide Start the VideoBloX Configuration Program From the Windows Start menu, click on Programs, then VBloXCFG, and then vbloxcfg "Click" on the Configure button (Configure, Synch Time and Diagnostics). Rev 1.0 Document 900.0840 09/06...
Configuration with the PC The Main Configuration screen is shown. Note the Red or Green Window - this is the communications "handshake". Communications Handshake Communications If the window is Green - then you have successfully connected. If the window is Red then adjust the baud rate. Select the Communications tab and select the appropriate communication port on your PC.
VideoBloX Quick Start Guide Configure a User From the Configuration Program, click on the Users tab. Configure User Number 1: Make sure Enabled is checked Make sure expiry date is in the future Click on Set Password. The default password for User 1 is 0 (zero). You can leave it at 0 or create a new one.
Configuration with the PC Next, click on the Cameras button in the access portion of the screen. Make sure they are all checked Green. If not, click on User 1 (top left) to give User 1 access to all cameras. Click O.K.
VideoBloX Quick Start Guide Configure the Video Inputs From the Configuration Program, click on the "Inputs" tab. Configure Input Number #1 (the video input where the dome is connected. Select the Type of Camera as PTZ Configure the Pan/Tilt/Zoom address to match the dome address (#1) Click on Download to send configuration to the CPU.
Configuration with the PC Rev 1.0 Document 900.0840 09/06...
Controlling the Dome Now that the dome is connected and configured, it can be controlled from the keyboard. Perform the following steps to select and control the dome. Press Camera to place the controller in Camera Mode Enter the dome address (1) and press Enter. Camera #1 is switched to the monitor selected on the keyboard.
Controlling the Dome Dome Presets The Dome can be set up for Preset views. To Store Presets Move the dome to the selected view with the joystick. Press the Alt and the Preset/Save key simultaneously. Enter a number for the preset. Press the Enter key.
Simple Alarm Sequence Configuration The following example configures a simple sequence (event/action). The first event turns relay #1 on when there is a contact closure on Alarm Input #1. The second event turns Relay #1 off when there is a Contact Open on Alarm Input #1. Configuring the Alarm Inputs From the Configuration Program, click on the Alarms tab.
Simple Alarm Sequence Configuration Confirm that alarms 1 to 16 and 17 to 32 are marked as "Local". These are the Alarm Inputs on the Alarm Terminal Box. Set to Local Close this window. Select Alarm #1 and "check" the Enable box. Go to the Contact Open area and "check"...
VideoBloX Quick Start Guide Programming Sequence #1 From the Configuration Program, click on the Sequence tab, Select Sequence #1 Click on the Edit Sequence button. An edit window opens with the End command on the first line. Click on the "+" button to insert a new line.
Simple Alarm Sequence Configuration Click on the arrow in the command field. A drop down box appears. A selection of the available commands appears. Scroll down and select "OUTPUT". Note Help information is displayed for each command and its associated parameters at the bottom of the screen Enter the Output in the Parm (parameter) #1 column Enter the Output State = 1 in the Parm #2 column.