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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS POWER-CORD PROTECTION – Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords and plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the monitor. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY –...
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SYSTEM STRUCTURE....................... 1-2 1.2.1 Keyboards ........................1-2 1.2.2 Mimic Panels, Discontinued..................1-2 1.2.3 Video Switching Subracks .................... 1-3 1.2.4 MAXPRO-Net Server ..................... 1-4 1.2.5 VideoBlox ........................1-4 1.2.6 C Interface........................1-4 1.2.7 I/O cards, Titler cards and PTZ domes ................ 1-4 1.2.8 Protocol Interface Translator (PIT) ................
ALARM DISPLAY GROUPING ....................2-11 2.23 THE ALARM STACK........................ 2-11 2.24 AUXILIARY CONTROL OUTPUTS ..................2-12 SECTION 3: CONCEPTS ........................3-1 THE MAXPRO-NET CROSSPOINT MATRIX VIDEO SWITCHING SYSTEM......3-1 VIDEO MATRICES ........................3-1 CASCADING ..........................3-2 COMBINING ..........................3-6 3.4.1 Pre-selection subracks....................3-6 3.4.2...
SECTION 4: MIMIC PANELS (DISCONTINUED)..................4-1 MIMIC PANELS.......................... 4-1 SECTION 5: GETTING STARTED......................5-1 THE MAXPRO-NET SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT................5-1 THE SETMAX CONFIGURATION EDITOR FOR MAXPRO-NET..........5-1 MAXPRO-NET LICENSING ......................5-1 SECTION 6: SYSTEM COMMISSIONING .....................6-1 INITIALIZING A NEW SYSTEM ....................6-1 INITIALIZING THROUGH THE NEW SYSTEM WIZARD ............6-1 INITIALIZING BY IMPORTING EXISTING MAX FILES ...............
TABLE OF CONTENTS, CONTINUED 7.1.4 Camera Fail Detection....................7-5 7.1.5 Camera with Pre-text..................... 7-5 7.1.6 Network Cameras ......................7-6 7.1.7 Video Cassette Recorders .................... 7-6 VIDEO OUTPUTS........................7-7 7.2.1 Monitor with Text......................7-8 7.2.2 Monitor Scanning......................7-9 7.2.3 Alarm Monitor........................ 7-9 7.2.4 Auto-blank Monitor......................
TABLE OF CONTENTS, CONTINUED 7.7.3 Door Contact Alarm ....................7-22 7.7.4 High-Level Alarm......................7-22 7.7.5 Mimic Panel Button ..................... 7-23 7.7.6 Remote Camera Alarm....................7-23 7.7.7 Network Alarm......................7-23 7.7.8 Disable PTZ Tamper ....................7-24 7.7.9 VideoBlox Configuration ..................... 7-24 AUXILIARY CONTROL OUTPUTS ...................
TABLE OF CONTENTS, CONTINUED 7.13 VCR MANAGEMENT TAB......................7-39 7.13.1 Dedicated VCR ......................7-39 7.13.2 Stand by VCR ....................... 7-42 7.13.3 Stand by Bank ......................7-43 7.13.4 Logging VCR......................... 7-44 7.13.5 Tape Change Schedule ....................7-46 7.13.6 Review Association ....................... 7-47 7.13.7 General Settings ......................
LIST OF FIGURES, CONTINUED Figure 3.5: Combining ........................... 3-6 Figure 3.6 Selecting Video Input 3 To Channel 1 ..................3-8 Figure 3.7. Cascading Configuration With Post-text Insertion............... 3-10 Figure 3.8: Combining With Text Insertion ....................3-11 Figure 3.9: Grouping Of Subracks......................... 3-12 Figure 3.10.
LIST OF FIGURES, CONTINUED Figure 7.1: First Page of The 'Video Inputs' Tab ................... 7-1 Figure 7.2: Second Page of The 'Video Inputs' Tab ..................7-2 Figure 7.3: Third Page Of The 'Video Input's Tab ..................7-3 Figure 7.4: Fourth Page Of The 'Video Inputs' Tab..................7-4 Figure 7.5: First Page of 'Video Outputs' Tab ....................
LIST OF FIGURES, CONTINUED Figure 7.26: The ‘General Setting’ Tab......................7-49 Figure 7.27: The ‘Rewind Setting” Tab ......................7-50 Figure 8.1: System Block Diagram ........................ 8-1 Figure 8.2. Connection Diagram for the VideoBloX system ................8-2 Figure 8.3: Serial Ports Tab ........................... 8-3 Figure 8.4: Video Inputs tab...........................
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External alarm inputs and auxiliary control output circuits can also be configured in the MAXPRO-Net system. When an alarm is detected by the MAXPRO-Net system, an automatic system response can be programmed to take place. These automatic responses are called MACRO SEQUENCES, which allow total flexibility of system operation for any given alarm input.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION, CONTINUED VideoBlox Hardware is also supported by MAXPRO-Net. Refer to the VideoBlox section in this manual for more details. The MAXPRO-Net system can be structured and programmed to meet virtually any crosspoint matrix video switching design specification. SYSTEM STRUCTURE As mentioned previously, the MAXPRO-Net system is structured as a matrix video switching system, integrated with external alarm inputs and auxiliary control outputs.
1.2.3 Video Switching Subracks All of the available video sources (cameras etc.) are distributed across one or more video switching subracks, to construct the required video switching matrix. Depending on the system's requirements (the number of video inputs and outputs), the video switching subracks come in several fixed sizes to best suit individual applications.
C interface is used primarily to expand the Videoblox System. It is used to handle external (remote) alarms and auxiliary outputs. 1.2.7 I/O cards, Titler cards and PTZ domes PTZ domes and the cards (I/O and titler cards) will be on the RS422 line. MAXPRO-Net shall control these domes and cards. Rev. B HMXMC001013...
1.2.8 Protocol Interface Translator (PIT) The Honeywell Protocol Interface Translator converts BossWare serial command protocol, to various protocols compatible with equipment from other manufacturers. The PIT has two serial communication ports. The RS422/RS485 “Slave” port connects to the BossWare communications loop and interprets the telemetry control messages. The RS422/RS485 or RS232 “Master”...
EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION For a comprehensive list of components, please refer to the price list. Some of the more commonly used components are listed below: Model Number Description HMX32128 Video Equipment Subrack (6U), 16 slots for 128 inputs and 4 slots for 32 outputs HMX128 Subrack Controller Module for HMX32128...
Note: Seconds are only displayed on enhanced text modules. The MAXPRO-Net Server also uses the real time clock to control some of its internal functions and decisions. For example, to enhance system automation, lights and alarms can be programmed to activate during the night and deactivate during the day.
VIDEO TEXT INSERTION, CONTINUED Post-text Post text inserters are connected between a video output channel and its respective monitor. They are used to identify the currently selected camera and display time/date, current operator name, and other system information. Pre-text Pre-text inserters are sometimes used when cameras need to be recorded onto a dedicated video recorder.
Such a case would arise when a video system has a dedicated keyboard controlling different areas of a building (ground floor, car park, etc.) or if the single MAXPRO-Net system may be doing the job of several video switching applications.
SOURCE GROUPING, CONTINUED Over fifty (0 99) source groups are available. Each video input is allocated to only one of these source groups. During commissioning, each video output channel may be allocated to some or all of the fifty groups for selection. At least one source group must be allocated. Note: Only cameras from the allocated source groups (for a given video output channel can be selected and displayed on that video output channel.
Priority 0 always has an EXCLUSIVE access right over every other priority code (with the exception of another priority 0). The following table illustrates how the MAXPRO-Net system handles conflicts in operator priorities when selecting monitors: Table 2.1.
6. RS-485 of third party PTZ/Dome equipment. 2.14.2 VCR Control The MAXPRO-Net system has been designed to simplify the operation of not just camera PTZ equipment, but all other associated video equipment. In a system that utilizes Video Cassette Recorders (VCRs), the basic functions (stop, play, rewind, fast-forward, slow, pause, record and eject) of the VCR machines can be extended to the keyboards.
RS-232 data communications and Infrared remote control is possible using a Peripheral Control Interface module. The operation of this equipment is enhanced and simplified for easy use. Most video equipment can be integrated into the MAXPRO-Net crosspoint matrix video switcher system. 2.15...
2.16 VIDEO SCAN SEQUENCES A Scan Sequence is a list of camera selections. This camera list, or scan sequence, is used to automatically display every camera in the sequence on a specific monitor. Each camera selection will remain displayed for a duration defined by the 'Dwell Time' setting of each scan sequence.
(selection of cameras, VCRs, etc.) will take place. The actual system response for any given alarm input is programmed in its macro sequence at commissioning. MAXPRO-Net MaxMon Utility can be used to disable and re-enable an alarm input. This is sometimes required for night and day system operation, where some alarms must be ignored during the day.
2.21 ALARMS IN GENERAL, CONTINUED As well as external alarm inputs, other internal system alarms that can be made available are: • Camera fail alarms • PTZ site fail alarms 2.21.1 Camera fail alarms In some video systems, the cameras are automatically monitored to check for camera malfunction and/or cut-cabling etc.
2.22 ALARM DISPLAY GROUPING When an alarm state occurs, it is usually prompted to the attention of the system operators via a flashing text message displayed on one (or more) of the video monitors. Note: Usually only particular monitors are used to display the alarm text messages.
They are controlled by pre-programmed macro sequences assigned to alarms, general purpose system macros, or maybe special function keys on the keyboards. The MAXPRO-Net system supports a maximum of 9999 auxiliary control outputs. Some possible uses of auxiliary control outputs are: •...
CONCEPTS THE MAXPRO-Net CROSSPOINT MATRIX VIDEO SWITCHING SYSTEM The MAXPRO-Net is a crosspoint matrix video switching system; not just a video switcher. It integrates all video equipment to provide a completely automated system that can be operated from the MAXPRO-Net keyboards using simple key presses.
CASCADING In section 1.2, System structure, the terms cascading and combining were introduced. The next two sections explain these two concepts in detail. Before proceeding, a detailed understanding of how the video inputs are distributed across a subrack is essential. The following diagram (Figure 3.1), clearly illustrates this point.
CASCADING, CONTINUED Figure 3.2: Cascading Of Two Video Switching Subracks The video outputs from the first subrack get fed into the corresponding cascade inputs of the second subrack. Each slot in the first subrack, is able to select any of its own 32 video inputs.
CASCADING, CONTINUED Video output from each slot in the first subrack, can be any of its 32 video inputs. Since this output is connected to the cascade input of the second subrack, each slot of the second subrack can, also view any of the 32 video inputs of the first subrack. Video output devices (monitors etc.) connect to the output of the last video switching subrack.
CASCADING, CONTINUED Monitor 2 would then display the video signal from video input 45. Channel 2 in the first subrack is not required when selecting a video input in the second subrack. Example Of Selecting Video Input 3 Figure 3.4: Selecting Video Input 3 To Channel 2 When video input 3 is selected, channel 2 of the second subrack can select this video input which is not physically connected to it, through its cascade input, as illustrated in figure 3.4.
COMBINING To maintain a high quality of video signal, larger configurations are constructed using ‘Combining’. Figure 3.5: Combining By using the method of combining, a video system can have a maximum of 1280 video inputs with 256 output channels in a single full matrix. When selecting any input, the video signal only passes through two video switching subracks.
COMBINING, CONTINUED Connecting Subracks In a combining configuration (figure 3.5), video signals (e.g. cameras) are connected to the video inputs of the pre-selection subracks. Pre-selection of those video signals are fed out to the combiner subracks. In the combiner subrack, the video input (fed out of the pre-selection subrack) is then selected to the output for display on the monitor.
The following is an example of video input 3 being selected onto monitor 1, which is connected to channel 1 of the combiner subrack. If monitor 1 selects video input 3, the MAXPRO-Net Server selects every video-switching module in channel 1 (highlighted in figure 3.6) of the pre-selection subracks (A, B and Figure 3.6 Selecting Video Input 3 To Channel 1...
COMBINING, CONTINUED Since monitor 1 selected video input 3, the video switching module in channel 1 of the combiner subrack would select the video signal from input A and put it on its output. A similar procedure takes place when a monitor from any other channel (of the combiner subrack) selects a video input from any of the other two pre-selection subracks.
TEXT INSERTION, CONTINUED In cascading, (figure 3.7) the text inserter modules are placed between the last video switching subrack and the monitor for each video channel and therefore, the video output from the text inserter module has text superimposed onto it before being displayed.
SUBRACK ADDRESSING Every subrack is given a unique ID number to facilitate the correct distribution of control data to and from every module in the system. Video switching subracks support a maximum of (32) video output channels. In larger systems subracks handling a particular group of (32) channels are identified by an offset in the hundreds digit of the subrack ID number.
SUBRACK ADDRESSING, CONTINUED Figure 3.10. Subrack IDs For 30 Output Channels Although the subrack IDs can be any number between (001 099), you should always choose a systematic method of numbering them. Rev. B 3-13 HMXMC001013 31-Mar-06...
SUBRACK ADDRESSING, CONTINUED A System With 40 Output Channels If the video system has 40 video output channels, the IDs of the first group of subracks that support the video output channels (1 32), would range from (001 099). The IDs of the second group of subracks that support the last 8 video output channels 40), would range from (101 199).
SUBRACK ADDRESSING, CONTINUED A System With 80 Output Channels If the video system has 80 video output channels, there will be 3 groups of subracks present. The third group of subracks which support the remaining 16 output channels, would have IDs that range from (201 299).
NETWORKING AND TRUNKING Networking is an adopted term used to describe several MAXPRO-Net systems working together sharing resources such as cameras, monitors, alarms, PTZ control, other equipment control and general system status information. These networked systems (called nodes) form a seamless single video environment to the operators controlling the system.
NETWORKING AND TRUNKING, CONTINUED Figure 3.13: Example Of Three Video Systems Networked Together Some important notes regarding the above example; • A single bi-directional RS-232 data connection between the main system node and each of the satellite system nodes. • Each satellite system node is providing two (2) only video trunk lines back to the main system.
CONTROLLING EQUIPMENT The MAXPRO-Net video system supports a fully integrated environment where all cameras, VCRs and other video equipment can be controlled from a keyboard. When control keys (or joystick) are activated on the keyboard, the video system must first determine: •...
PTZ site receiver being used. 3.8.4 Video Cassette Recorders (VCRs) In the MAXPRO-Net system, VCRs can be commissioned in a variety of ways: • Fixed - Connects (in series) between the video output channel (after the text inserter) and the video monitor.
VCR to detect an END-OF-TAPE or NOT-RECORDING status. 3.8.5 Standard device control In the MAXPRO-Net video system, various device types are defined to manage the way things are selected in a better manner. Cameras, monitors, and VCRs are the commonly used device types.
3.8.7 Live Update Feature Live Update Feature enable the Operator to do the Configuration changes in SetMax and upload the new configuration details to MAXPRO-Net Server with out restarting the MAXPRO-Net Server. 3.8.8 MaxMon Utility MaxMon utility allows users from different locations to connect to the MAXPRO-Net server and perform remote diagnostic operations.
VideoBlox devices). 3.8. 10 Setmax and MaxMon connection over LAN & Dial UP SetMax and MaxMon can be connected to the MAXPRO-Net Server from a remote system through LAN or through Dial UP Connection. (To enable operation over dialup, please setup the Microsoft Remote Access Server in the MAXPRO-Net Computer.)
MAXPRO-Net hardware. However, the MAXPRO-Net configurator supports configuring these panels in systems where the software is being upgraded. Refer to the MAXPRO-Net Software Configuration User Guide for configuring mimic panels in existing system installations. Rev. B...
Keyboards can be connected to the MAXPRO-Net Server through the Serial Communication Port or through Ethernet connection. If the keyboard is connected to MAXPRO-Net through Ethernet, then the IP address of MAXPRO-Net Server needs to be set in the keyboard.
On Expiry of License When the license expires, no switch operations can be performed. The message “LIC:EXPIRED” will be displayed on all the monitors for every switch operation. MaxMon will display a message box indicating that the license is expired and all the menus will be disabled.
SECTION 6: SYSTEM COMMISSIONING INITIALIZING A NEW SYSTEM Initial Configuration of SetMax can be done in two ways 1. New System Wizard 2. Importing Existing Max Files and rebooting the system. INITIALIZING THROUGH THE NEW SYSTEM WIZARD Open SetMax from the Program Menu or by double clicking the Shortcut Icon of SetMax from the desktop.
Click the “Save All” button and reboot the server by clicking the “Cold Boot” button on Setmax. Now the newly configured details get loaded to the MAXPRO-Net Server. Note: For more details, refer to the MAXPRO-Net Software Configuration User Guide. INITIALIZING BY IMPORTING EXISTING MAX FILES Select Tools Import Max Files.
SETMAX CONFIGURATION DETAILS The following sections explain each tab present in SetMax and also explain each field displayed in each tab. DEFINING VIDEO INPUT Selection of the Video Inputs tab opens the file for editing the properties for each video input.
DEFINING VIDEO INPUT, CONTINUED Video Inputs The total number of video inputs allowed in a MAXPRO-Net system is 9999. The video input reference number is purely a reference number used to distinguish one video input device from another (regardless of the video input device type – cameras, VCRs, etc.).
Video Inputs, Continued Device Each video input device must have a unique device number allocated to it. This Number device number is unique with respect to the other video inputs of the same type and does not relate to the video input reference number (REF) or its physical connection to the video system.
Video Inputs, Continued Subrack Selecting the SUBRACK SETTINGS field opens three additional fields that are used in Settings cascading and combining configurations. Bypass This field is used in cascading configurations only and contains the Subrack ID address of the subrack, which is to be bypassed when selecting the current video input device.
Video Inputs, Continued Net Source When the current video input is actually connected to another MAXPRO-Net system within a network configuration, the NET SOURCE field is used to specify the exact location and reference for the video input device. e.g. #03:C1234 the actual camera resides on network node 3 and is defined there as camera 1234.
Video Inputs, Continued Source Control This field defines the slot number within the control subrack where the Control Slot controller for the current video input device (e.g. HRD316, HRD490 etc.) Cont. resides. Valid slot numbers are 1 – 32 for I/O and combination video/I/O subracks and 1 –...
The default lock/unlock status is specified here. Note: This locked status can be unlocked by the system operator (if they have the necessary System Access Level) from the MAXPRO-Net Menu System (using MaxMon). Source When a video input needs to be temporarily removed from the video input selection Disable table, the SOURCE DISABLE field would be set to YES.
Video Inputs, Continued Pretext Selecting this field allows access to the parameters used to define pretext as used in VCR management applications (refer to the VCR Management section of the user’s guide for a comprehensive description). Pretext Subrack ID This field defines the address of the subrack, which contains the text insertion card (RD200, RD205, MX205, RD220) for pretext.
DFPTZ site tamper (for cameras) DFVideo source related alarm (for VCRs) Please refer to the MACRO GUIDE in the Operator’s Manual for more details on the macro functionality. The MACRO GUIDE can also be downloaded from Honeywell’s website at the following URL address: http://ultrak.com/Download_Registrations/Software_Downloads/Index.htm.
DEFINING VIDEO OUTPUTS Selection of the Video Outputs tab opens the file for editing the properties for each video output. The details for each field in the worksheet are described below. Figure 6.4: Video Output Tab Rev. B 6-12 HMXMC001013 31-Mar-06...
DEFINING VIDEO OUTPUTS, CONTINUED Video Outputs The total number of video outputs allowed in a MAXPRO-Net system is 999. The video output reference number is purely a reference number used to distinguish one video output device from another (regardless of the video output device type –...
Video Outputs The total number of video outputs allowed in a MAXPRO-Net system is 999. Device Number Each video output device must have a unique device number allocated to it. This device number is unique with respect to other video outputs of the same type and does not relate to the video output reference number (REF) or its physical connection to the video system.
Video Outputs The total number of video outputs allowed in a MAXPRO-Net system is 999. Text Display Selecting the TEXT DISPLAY STATUS field provides for definition of the Status text attributes for this video output device. Click on the check box beside the attribute field to toggle its status. If a check mark is present, the attribute is selected.
Video Outputs The total number of video outputs allowed in a MAXPRO-Net system is 999. Enable Text Line Selecting the ENABLE TEXT LINE field allows for configuration of the text lines to be displayed on the current video output device.
Video Outputs The total number of video outputs allowed in a MAXPRO-Net system is 999. Sequence Each video output device may be configured with any one of the 999 video scan sequences as a default scan sequence. Enter 0 if a default is not required.
Video Outputs The total number of video outputs allowed in a MAXPRO-Net system is 999. Alarm Group The display of alarms on video output devices may be tailored through entries in the Display Alarm Group panel. Each field, if selected, will allow the display of alarms from that alarm group on the current video output device.
Video Outputs The total number of video outputs allowed in a MAXPRO-Net system is 999. Keyboard Keyboard access to each video output device is configurable through entries in the Channel Access panel, each of the 99 keyboards may be given access by selecting its corresponding field.
DEFINING SEQUENCE TABLES Sequence tables store arrays of automatic camera selections. These sequences may be run on any output video channel. The sequences may also be used as index/lookup tables for macro programming. A total of 999 separate scan sequences can be created in the system, each of which can contain ninety-nine (99) entries.
(or other video output channel with text insertion) whenever the scan sequence is selected. Sequence This field provides for control of MAXPRO-Net run-time editing of the Locked scan sequence. If Yes is entered in this field, then editing from keyboards is disabled;...
DEFINING CCTV KEYBOARDS Selection of the CCTV Keyboards tab allows the user to edit the properties for each keyboard. The details for each property are described below. Figure 6.6: CCTV Keyboard Tab CCTV Keyboards KB ID Every keyboard in the system must have a unique ID number in the range 1 – 99.
Default Operator This field specifies which operator number is automatically logged onto the keyboard when the MAXPRO-Net system is first powered up. Valid values are 1 – 99. A value of 0 means no default operator has been selected for this keyboard, and in this case operators would have to manually sign on before using the keyboard.
The possible selections are described below. No Auto LCD support – the MAXPRO-Net video system will not automatically send text to the keyboard LCD. Monitor / Camera – the video output device description text, and the video input channel device description are displayed on the LCD.
CCTV Keyboards Audible Status Selecting the Audible Status field allows for configuration of audible keyboard prompts. Click on the box to the left of the selection to toggle its status. A check mark in the box to the left of the prompt indicates the option is selected.
CCTV Keyboards Post Event Flags Selecting the POST EVENT FLAGS field allows for selecting the type of events that will trigger the POST EVENT MACRO. Click on a selection field to toggle selecting and deselecting an event that will trigger the Post Event Macro.
DEFINING INTERCEPT KEYBOARD KEYS Selection of the Intercept Keyboard Keys tab allows the user to edit all the keyboard keys. Any key press can be intercepted and reprogrammed to execute macro sequences or mimic other keys. The details of each of the properties are described below.
Intercept Keyboard Keys Keyboard The keyboard ID number to which the key intercept applies is selected by clicking on the keyboard field. Click on any of the fields to toggle the selected keyboard. For example to select keyboard 11, the box in column 10, row 1 should be checked (see shaded check box in the illustration below.
6.10 DEFINING KEYBOARD OPERATOR In large video systems it may be necessary to have several operator access levels. Selection of the Keyboard Operators tab allows for direct editing of all the properties for each system operator. The details of each of the properties are described below. Figure 6.8: Keyboard Operator Tab Keyboard Operators Operator Number...
Keyboard Operators Keyboard Access The keyboards to which the operator has access are selected by clicking the Keyboard Access field. Click on the check box to select or deselect a keyboard. If the box contains a check mark, the keyboard is selected. To select or deselect all keyboards, click on the All button.
Keyboard Operators Auto Sign-Off Period A number in this field indicates the operator sign-off period in minutes. If a keyboard has not been used for this time period, the operator is automatically signed off. Valid entries are 1 to 99 minutes. A zero (0) in this field disables the auto sign-off period.
Keyboard Operators Alarm Group Access This field allows for the selection of the alarm groups the operator has access to. If the box is checked, the operator can clear alarms in the specified alarm group. To select or deselect all Alarm Groups, click on the All button. Click on any of the check boxes to toggle the selected alarm group access.
Keyboard Operators Operator Privileges Selecting this field brings up a Display Icon. Click on the Display Icon to access the Operator Privileges dialog box. The available operator privileges are described below. Click on the checkbox beside the privilege to select and deselect the privilege.
Scan Sequence Lock/Unlock – when enabled allows the operator to lock or unlock scan sequences. When locked MAXPRO-Net run time editing of scan sequences is disabled. Voutput Source Lock/Unlock – when enabled allows the operator to lock or unlock video outputs.
User Macro Lock / Unlock – when enabled allows the operator to lock or unlock user macros. When locked MAXPRO-Net run time editing of user macros is disabled. Sign Off – when enabled allows the operator to sign off from a video keyboard.
6.11 DEFINING EXTERNAL ALARM INPUT Selection of the External Alarm Inputs tab allows for direct editing of all the properties for each alarm input. The details of each of the properties are described below. Figure 6.9: External Alarm Input Tab External Alarm Inputs Alarm The Alarm number is purely a reference number used to distinguish one...
External Alarm Inputs Subrack ID Specifies the subrack ID number where the alarm input module resides. The valid range is 1 – 99. If a high level or mimic panel alarm is being used, the number is prefixed with an “H”. If a keyboard alarm is being used, the number is prefixed with a “K”.
When the desired mode is highlighted in the list box or in the field, press Enter on the keyboard. Alarm Disable When the MAXPRO-Net system starts running, each alarm can be either enabled or disabled by default. Yes – disables the alarm No –...
External Alarm Inputs Network Alarm When the current alarm input is actually connected to another MAXPRO-Net system within a network configuration, the NETWORK ALARM field is used to specify the exact location and reference for the alarm input device. e.g.
Description This is an 18-character description used to identify the control output. It is not used by MAXPRO-Net at all and it is purely for operator reference. Enter up to an 18-character description and press Enter on the keyboard. Subrack ID Specifies the subrack ID number where the control output module resides.
Network Auxiliary When the current auxiliary control output is actually connected to another Output MAXPRO-Net system within a network configuration, the NETWORK AUXILIARY OUTPUT field is used to specify the exact location and reference for the Auxiliary Control Output. e.g.
Auxiliary Control Outputs Output Default When the MAXPRO-Net system starts running, each control output can be State set to On or Off by default. You may either select the required output default state from the list box as shown below or by typing in the required option.
System Macros. By default this table will be blank, as System Macros are not required for basic system operation. However, the power of the MAXPRO-Net system lies in the ability to customize system operation using these System Macros. Most system macros are initiated from other sources.
6.14 DEFINING SPECIAL PARAMETER Selection of the Special Parameters tab allows for direct editing of all the special system parameters. These fields default to values that are satisfactory for most video system applications. The details of each of the properties are described below. Figure 6.12: Special Parameter Tab Rev.
Special Parameters Text Type / The rows on the table represent the different text type and heights that Height can be selected for display. Five (5) lines of normal height text or three (3) lines of double height text can be displayed. Monitor Normal –...
Special Parameters Pretext Status Selecting the PRETEXT STATUS field provides for definition of the text attributes for all pretext modules being used in the system. Click on the button next to Pretext Status to open the pretext display box. Note: All pretext modules in the system must be either standard or enhanced type.
Special Parameters Printer Errorlog If a printer is connected to the MAXPRO-Net Server, it can be enabled to Reporting automatically report alarm events, operator sign on/off and error log messages. Click on the Printer - Errorlog Reporting field to set these options.
Cancel button. Network Node When several MAXPRO-Net systems are connected together in a network, each system is given a unique network node ID number. Valid network node numbers are 1 – 255. For a single video system this value should be zero (0).
To exit the Equipment Setting dialog box without making changes, click on the Cancel button. Cold Boot When the MAXPRO-Net Server is powered up or reset, the COLD BOOT Macro macro sequence will be executed following all normal system and equipment initialization.
Check Batch This feature is currently unavailable. File MAXPRO-Net The MAXPRO-Net video system can display text messages in several Language different languages. Click on the MAXPRO-Net Language field to select the required language. A pull-down menu displays the possible selections.
Special Parameters Default Test The MAXPRO-Net Server has a video output, known as the menu output, Mode which usually displays the System Configuration Summary. During system commissioning, it can be useful to default this menu output to one of the system test modes. A pull-down menu displays the available options.
Note: The "Ethernet Port No." will not be live updated to the server. 6.15 DEFINING SERIAL PORTS The MAXPRO-Net Server uses serial ports to communicate with keyboards, equipment subracks, and other video equipment. Click on the Serial Ports tab to edit the properties for each serial communication port.
Note: A port selected as a particular type will only transmit data of that type. However, the port can also receive data from other types of equipment, so long as the data is a valid MAXPRO-Net protocol command message. Note: If MX18 units are being used to expand the number of serial ports, the port type should be selected as the type of device connected to the ports of the MX18.
Serial Ports For Videoblox Subrack interaction, the port type represents the type of device to be connected to the port. 1. VB-IO/Pretitler 2. VB-PTZ 3. VB-Alarm/COutput 4. VB-Auxiliary Description This is an 18-character description used to identify the selected communication port. It is used for reference only. Enter up to 18 characters in this field and press Enter on the keyboard.
If the Stay Alive function is enabled, an ACK character is transmitted from the port every 2 seconds. This is required by MX-18 units to indicate the MAXPRO-Net Server is still functioning. By default the stay alive function is disabled. To change the stay alive setting, click on the down arrow to open the pull-down menu.
6.16 ERROR LOG The MAXPRO-Net system uses the Error Log database to save details of macro errors, system fault information, and changes in operational status. Click on the Error Log tab to display the contents of the error log database.
Keyboard key intercept macro (key-pressed) Keyboard key intercept macro (key-released) Keyboard post event macro (executed) Network macro received from another MAXPRO-Net network node Local network macro (internal action request type) Local network macro (status broadcast type) Post-event macro (for a keyboard)
6.17 TITLE & REGISTERING The Title and Registration window provides details of the license information for the MAXPRO-Net software. Some of the fields are fixed, and some can be edited depending on the access level of the user. Figure 6.14: Title & Registering Tab Rev.
Date Installed This is the date the MAXPRO-Net system files were originally generated. Date Last This is the last date the MAXPRO-Net system files were edited by Revised SETMAX configurator. Distributor The Distributor Name is fixed when the MAXPRO-Net system files are Name originally generated.
6.18 DEFINING LOGICAL CAMERA SELECTION Logical Camera Selection allows cameras to be grouped together so that selection of a particular camera is made more straightforward for the operator. Instead of having to select the camera purely by its number, the operator can select the group the camera belongs to, followed by a number within that group.
Logical Camera Selection Valid Keyboard access to each logical group is configurable through entries in the Valid Keyboards panel. Keyboards Each of the 99 keyboards may be given access by selecting its corresponding field. Click on any field to toggle the keyboard access state. If a field contains a check mark, that keyboard has access to the logical camera group.
Logical Camera Selection View / Edit Click on the View / Edit Group field to display the Group Detail Dialog Box for the selected Logical Group Group. To close the Group Detail Dialog Box, click on the Hide button in the View/Edit Group field. Group Detail contains the following fields: Enter the applicable value in each of the fields and press Enter on the keyboard.
Logical Camera Selection View / Edit Note: To enable the selection of alternate cameras and views, the Group, Cont following must be added to the Intercept Keyboard Keys table. The macro [<LOG-CAM-ALT>] must be entered into the key replacement macro field. The example here uses keycode 10, the ALT key, but alternatively any other keycode can be used.
6.19 DEFINING VCR MANAGEMENT Selection of the VCR Management tab allows for direct editing of the properties associated with VCR Management. The table is divided into 3 groups. The details of these groups and the properties of each are described below. Figure 6.16: VCR Management Tab Rev.
SETTINGS Bank Number MAXPRO-Net supports up to 99 banks of dedicated VCRs, each bank may contain up to 50 VCRs. The bank number is purely a reference number used to distinguish one bank of dedicated VCRs from another. The bank number field is NOT a changeable field.
CONT. Standby VCR MAXPRO-Net VCR Management supports up to 99 standby VCRs, this numeric field is used for reference purposes only and is NOT changeable Standby Bank This field defines which bank this standby VCR belongs, valid entries are 1 – 9.
VCR Management VCR SETTNGS, Standby Bank Options Selecting the Standby Bank Options CONT. ‘Display’ tab displays the following properties page. Bank Number Specify the standby VCR bank in this field, valid values are 1 – 9. Manual Start Input Where Tape change sequencing is to be initiated manually this field is used to define the external alarm input, which will be used to begin Tape change operations on this bank.
VCR Management Logging VCRs Selecting the Logging VCRs ‘Display’ tab displays the SETTNGS, following properties page. CONT. Bank Number Specify the standby VCR bank in this field, valid values are 1 – 9. Logging VCR Number These fields allow for the definition of which Logging VCRs reside in each bank, valid VCR numbers are 1 –...
VCR Management GENERAL Tape Change Scheduler Selecting the Tape Change Scheduler ‘Display’ tab SETTINGS displays the following properties page. Up to 24 individual tape change schedules may be defined. Time This field specifies the start time for tape change operations, valid entries are 00:00 – 23:59. VCR Bank Selecting a VCR Bank field enables display of a list of the currently defined banks.
VCR Management GENERAL Late Rewind Management VCRs, which are being reviewed during tape SETTINGS, change operations, will be bypassed automatically, CONT. i.e. they will not be rewound/ejected. This check box enables late rewind management functionality so at the end of review it automatically initiates a rewind/eject sequence on the VCR.
VCR Management GENERAL Review Associations Selecting the Review Associations ‘Display’ tab SETTINGS, displays the following properties page. These CONT. fields define the interaction between keyboards, keys and monitors for the review process. Keyboard Number This field identifies each keyboard and is for reference purposes only; it is NOT a changeable field.
VCR Management GENERAL Review Associations, Cont. SETTINGS, Review End Key CONT. The Review End key terminates the review process placing the reviewed VCR back into record mode and reverting the review monitor to its previous selection. The key used to end review of VCRs is definable for each keyboard. Placing an entry in this field automatically adds entries to the ‘Intercept Keyboard Keys’...
VCR Management Rewind Settings Tape Change Mode - These buttons allow selection of the Stop/Rewind/Eject or Stop/Eject Tape change mode, users can choose whether to rewind tapes in the VCRs or simply eject. Rewind Time In the Stop/Rewind/Eject mode of operation this field defines the time period (in seconds) required to fully rewind the tapes.
Description communication port. It is used for reference only. Enter up to 18 characters in this field and press Enter on the keyboard. It is a unique address of another MAXPRO-Net Server to be networked IP Address over Ethernet (LAN).
Ethernet Ports This refers to the Ethernet port number on which two MAXPRO-Net Port Number servers communicate. Note: Port Number should be 26026 by default. [This is the Ethernet port number configured in the Special Param of the networked MAXPRO-Net]...
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SECTION 7: EXAMPLES VIDEO INPUTS The following tables show examples of how video input sources can be defined. Several types of camera and VCR definitions are given. The description-text field would normally be used to display the identity of the video input selection. Here, it indicates the type of example given.
VIDEO INPUTS, CONTINUED Figure 7.4: Fourth Page Of The 'Video Inputs' Tab 7.1.1 Fixed Camera Camera(1) is defined as a fixed camera (no PTZ controls). Its video signal is physically connected to video input 21 of subrack 11. This would be on the second stage of cascading as subrack 10 is to be bypassed.
VIDEO INPUTS, CONTINUED 7.1.4 Camera Fail Detection Camera(6) is defined as a fixed camera with video fail detection enabled. Its video signal is physically connected to video input 26 of subrack 11. This would be on the second stage of cascading as subrack 10 is to be bypassed. A camera fail detection module is assigned to this video input in slot 32 (FSL).
Control Slot ID is defined as V2 indicating the PIT for controlling the PTZ operation of VideoBlox camera is connected to Port 2 of MAXPRO-Net Server. MAXPRO-Net sends all control functions of the Camera to PIT and from PIT, it is transmitted to Camera.
VIDEO OUTPUTS The following tables show examples of how video output channels can be defined. Several types of monitor and VCR definitions are given. Again, the description-text field would normally be used to display the identity of the video output channel. Here, it is indicating the type of example given. Figure 7.5: First Page of 'Video Outputs' Tab Rev.
VIDEO OUTPUTS, CONTINUED Figure 7.6: Second Page of The 'Video Outputs' Tab 7.2.1 Monitor with Text MON(1) is defined as the video output channel in slot(1) of the video subrack. It can only select cameras that have been assigned to source group (0) or (3). This monitor can be controlled from any keyboard (1 to 32).
Often scanning monitors are used without any text display. As the MAXPRO-Net system can be set-up to GRAB a video selection from one monitor to another a camera can easily be moved onto a MAIN monitor with text identification.
Monitor(8) indicates the VideoBlox channel with the Text Inserter Subrack ID entered as V1. The configuration indicates that the VideoBlox Switcher device is connected to Port one of the MAXPRO-Net Server. All the switching commands from MAXPRO-Net server, specific to Monitor 8, will be sent to the Videoblox Switcher. Rev. B...
SEQUENCE TABLES The following tables show examples of how to define scan sequences and guard tours in the sequence tables. Figure 7.7: The 'Edit Sequences Tables' Tab 7.3.1 Normal Scan Sequence SEQ(1) is a camera scan sequence. It can be run on any monitor that has access to source group (0).
SEQUENCE TABLES, CONTINUED 7.3.3 Guard Tour Sequence SEQ(3) is defined as a guard tour sequence. A guard tour is similar to a scan sequence except that it always starts from the beginning and when the last defined camera is selected the guard tour will automatically halt. It does NOT repeat like a scan sequence. 7.3.4 Network Scan Sequence SEQ(4) is defined as a network scan sequence.
DEFINE CCTV KEYBOARDS The following table shows examples of how to define keyboards. A keyboard must be defined before it can control the video systems. Figure 7.8: The 'Define CCTV Keyboards' Tab 7.4.1 Keyboard (1) KB(1) is defined as a general purpose keyboard. It usually has been assigned the default operator OPR(1).
This dummy keyboard identity would be required if the external system was going to be operating manual camera PTZ control functions. This would preserve the concurrent control aspect of MAXPRO-Net system without interference to other system keyboards/operators. For general camera selection and PTZ preset view recalls a unique keyboard identity would not be required.
INTERCEPT KEYBOARD KEYS Every keyboard key (and joystick action) can have its function completely changed. The following tables show examples of how to intercept keyboard keys. Figure 7.9: First page of the 'Intercept Keyboard Keys' Tab 7.5.1 Select MON(5) In the first definition the key on keyboard (1) has been intercepted.
INTERCEPT KEYBOARD KEYS, CONTINUED 7.5.2 Unlock [pan-left] In the second definition the pan left action of the joystick (on all keyboards) has been intercepted. The key replacement macro is defined to first execute SYSTEM MACRO (20). Assume that system macro (20) would be written to UNLOCK the PTZ control for the currently selected camera.
KEYBOARD OPERATORS Up to (99) individual keyboard operators can be defined. Operators are assigned various access privileges. An operator SIGNS ON to a keyboard in order to use the video system. The following tables show examples of how to use operator definitions. Figure 7.10: First Page Of The 'Keyboard Operators' Tab Rev.
KEYBOARD OPERATORS, CONTINUED Figure 7.11. Second Page Of The 'Keyboard Operators' Tab 7.6.1 Default Operator Operator(1) is usually defined as the default operator. This default operator would be used when NO operator environment is required in the system. It is defined to restrict access to nothing, except for the CONFIGURATION MENU option of the SYSTEM MENU screen.
7.6.2 Supervisor Operator(2) is defined as a SUPERVISOR. The highest control priority of (1) has been allocated. Keyboards 1, 3 and 10 could be used (signed-on to) by this operator. Video input source groups (1 to 10) are available for selection. The Operators name (Supervisor) would be displayed on the currently selected monitor.
EXTERNAL ALARM INPUTS The following tables show examples of how external alarm inputs can be defined. The description-text field would normally be used to display the identity of the alarm input. Here, it is indicating the type of example given. Figure 7.12: The First Page Of The 'External Alarm Inputs' Tab Rev.
EXTERNAL ALARM INPUTS, CONTINUED Figure 7.13: The Second Page Of The 'External Alarm Inputs' Tab 7.7.1 East Perimeter The first alarm (001) is an example of a perimeter alarm. The alarm contact is connected to input (3) of the alarm module located in slot (17) of subrack (1). It is defined as a normally-open alarm circuit and the system will directly follow the incoming state.
EXTERNAL ALARM INPUTS, CONTINUED 7.7.2 Front Foyer (PIR) This example is of a PIR (passive-infra-red) detector connected to input (5) of the alarm module located in slot (3) of subrack (12). It is a normally-closed input and will trigger if the alarm circuit becomes open.
EXTERNAL ALARM INPUTS, CONTINUED 7.7.5 Mimic Panel Button Mimic panel buttons are managed as non-displaying alarm inputs. When the button is depressed an alarm active state is generated. When released, an alarm cleared state is generated. Non-displaying alarms (alarm display group 0) are not managed by the alarm stack.
VideoBlox Configuration Video blox Alarm Module ( ) is connected to Port 5 of MAXPRO-Net Server. When the alarm is generated, the macro at line number 100 will be executed. When the alarm is cleared, the macro at line number 201 will be executed.
AUXILIARY CONTROL OUTPUTS The following table shows examples of how auxiliary control outputs can be defined. The description-text field is normally used to accurately identify each defined auxiliary control output. Figure 7.14: The 'Auxiliary Control Outputs' Tab 7.8.1 Video Print Control output (001) has been defined to activate the PRINT sequence of a video printer.
AUXILIARY CONTROL OUTPUTS, CONTINUED 7.8.2 Freeze Frame Control output (002) has been defined to activate the FREEZE sequence of a video frame store unit. A relay output module (RD-440) would be located in slot (13) of subrack (1). Only relay contact (3) on this module is being used. Each relay on the one module can be assigned for a different task.
AUXILIARY CONTROL OUTPUTS, CONTINUED 7.8.7 Mimic Panel LED Mimic panels can be used to present various alarm and operational status information using LED indicators. These LED indicators are set into the mimic panel at specific positions, corresponding to their individual purposes, to confirm the button pressed, active alarm zones (in a map layout) or possibly current door status's for door interlock management.
This means that macro sequences can interrogate the current status of any control output defined in the system (local or cross network). 7.8.11 VideoBlox Configuration Control output (12) is connected to I2C16 module of Videoblox device. It is connected to Port 6 of MAXPRO-Net Server. Rev. B 7-28 HMXMC001013 31-Mar-06...
SYSTEM MACRO LIBRARY The system macro library is used to extend the alarm macro and keyboard intercept macro sequences. Large structured operational scenarios can be created in the system macro library. The following table shows examples of how system macro sequences can be defined. Figure 7.15: The 'System Macro Library' Tab Rev.
SYSTEM MACRO LIBRARY, CONTINUED 7.9.1 Check All Doors (First/Second) This is an example of using the system macro library to hold several similar macro tasks that operate together. Executing macro line (%001) will first call macro line (%002) to check the auxiliary control output (11). If this FIRST DOOR is clear (FALSE), then macro line (%003) will test auxiliary control output (12) for the SECOND DOOR.
SYSTEM MACRO LIBRARY, CONTINUED 7.9.3 Manage Alarm Monitors Macro lines (10) through to line (15) demonstrate a possible alarm management scenario using four (4) monitors to display alarm related cameras. The macro task (11) is defined to BLANK ALL MONITORS. This would usually be called by the COLD-BOOT macro declared in the special parameters table.
The baud rate has been set to 9600 baud to be suited to an HEGS5000. MAXPRO-Net keyboards and subracks use the RS-232 format: 7 data bits, Even parity, 1 stop bit. Xon/Xoff software handshaking is also enabled.
7.10.5 Printer Port Port (05) is defined as a serial printer port. The MAXPRO-Net usually supports a parallel printer interface port. In some cases it is necessary to convert this printer data into RS- 232 serial data for display onto a CRT TERMINAL. All printer output will be automatically re-directed to the defined RS-232 serial printer port.
Port (06) is defined as an auxiliary communications port. It is sometimes necessary to interface control of specialized equipment (e.g. multiplexers, serial interface VCRs, etc.) into the MAXPRO-Net video system. An auxiliary communications port would be managed by the macro environment (using the DIRECT-PORT-WRITE extended macro command) to communicate RS-232 control messages directly to the equipment.
7.10.7 Errorlog Port Port(07) is defined as a serial errorlog port. The MAXPRO-Net uses a disk-based file called ERRORLOG.MAX to record all errors together with vital system status information. By defining a serial communications port of type ERL, whenever the video system writes to the disk based errorlog file, it will also echo the same message out of the defined ERL port.
7.10 SERIAL COMMUNICATIONS PORTS, CONTINUED 7.10.11 VB Alarm/Coutput Port(11) is defined as a VB-Alarm/ Coutput port. MAXPRO-Net is connected to the VB- Alarm/Coutput through this port I2C16IN & I2C16OUT are the Alarm Modules of the Video blox. These modules are connected to MAXPRO-Net Server through this Port.
7.11 LOGICAL CAMERA, CONTINUED 7.11.1 LGROUP 1 LGROUP 1 is Logical group of cameras defined using Logical Camera Selection tab. The Entire group of camera can be selected by pressing the intercept key (10) followed by pressing the selection number (1). Then the first camera defined in the selection group will be displayed on the Current Monitor.
7.12 ETHERNET PORT, CONTINUED The MAXPRO-Net server is connected to the Network node through Ethernet, where the Network Node’s MAXPRO-Net server’s IP address 10.1.20.27 and device node 1. MAXPRO-Net sends the commands to the Network Node (IP address 10.1.20.27) through LAN.
7.13.2 Stand by VCR Standby VCR 1 is defined in the Standby VCR Bank 2 and its default Camera is Camera 2. The field “Use for Tape Change” is selected as “Yes”, indicating that it can be used for recording when Tape Change Operation is done. Figure 7.21: The ‘Stand by VCR' Tab Rev.
7.13.3 Stand by Bank The Operator needs to configure the VCR Number for Manual Start Input in case of Tape Change Event. For Bank Number 1, the Manual Start input for tape change is defined as VCR 3. Hence, when Tape Change is initiated manually or automatically based on Tape Change Schedule, in Bank 1, the Tape Change event starts from VCR1.
7.13.4 Logging VCR The Logging VCR1, VCR2, VCR 3…are defined in the Logging VCR tab of SetMax. These VCRs are connected to Bank 1. When Tape change sequencing is to be initiated manually, the Manual Tape Change field is used to define the external alarm input that will be used to begin the Tape change operations on this bank.
7.13.4 Logging VCR, Continued Figure 7.23. The ‘Logging VCR' Tab (continued…) Rev. B 7-45 HMXMC001013 31-Mar-06...
7.13.5 Tape Change Schedule The Tape Change Event occurs at 1:00 clock for all the Dedicated VCRs in the Dedicated VCR bank number 1 and Stand by VCR in Stand by VCR Bank Number 7. Figure 7.24: The ‘Tape Change' Tab Rev.
7.13.6 Review Association Review Keys for Keyboard 1 is defined in the Review Association tab. Keycode 2 is defined as the Review Key for the Dedicated VCR, Keycode 3 for Logging VCR, and Keycode 4 for the Standby VCR. When the Keycode is pressed, the corresponding VCR recording is stopped and it enters into Review state.
7.13.7 General Settings Late Rewind Management: This check box enables the late rewind management function that automatically initiates a rewind/eject sequence on the VCR, at the end of the review. The operator who was previously reviewing the VCR will receive an on-screen message on the status of the late rewind operation.
7.13.8 Rewind Setting Rewind setting is set to Stop and Eject Mode, so that no rewind operation will be done on Tape Change. During automatic Tape change operations, this field specifies the time period (in seconds) that should elapse from the sensing of the record status on the current bank of VCRs to the beginning of Tape change operations on the next bank.
VideoBlox devices can be configured and controlled from MAXPRO-Net. MAXPRO-Net provides direct control of the VideoBloX video input modules, video output modules, titled video output modules, MVT for Pre-Titling, PIT 422 for controlling PTZ cameras, I...
SYSTEM COMMISSIONING The SETMAX configuration editor is used to edit the system configuration and performance specifications for the VideoBlox systems. The following sections in SETMAX require special configuration for the VideoBlox system: Video Inputs Video Outputs External Alarms Inputs Auxiliary Control Outputs Serial Ports Important: Refer to the VideoBloX manual for the details of the Hardware device...
8.2.1 Serial Communication Ports, Continued In the Serial Port tab of Setmax, the user needs to configure the ports depending on the site requirements. The following are the four port types that are relevant for VideoBlox. 1. VB-IO/Pretitler 2. VB-PTZ 3.
Serial Ports For Backplane or IO cards port, this represents the version of the matrix switcher hardware for audio switching. 1 represents the old Videoblox matrix switcher hardware. For Backplane or IO cards port, this represents the version of the matrix switcher hardware for video switching.
Video Inputs Source Control - This represents the PIT to which the camera is connected. Control Slot Should be greater than zero. Valid range: 1 to 4. For input numbers 1- 256, the Control slot value is 1, for 257-512, the slot value is 2, for 513 –...
8.2.3 Video Outputs Figure 8.5: Video Outputs tab Video Outputs Text Inserter This represents the ‘V’ +communication port number to which Videoblox analog video output cards are connected. Valid range: Subrack ‘V’ + maximum communication ports. Text Inserter This represents the physical input location of the video output channel.
8.2.4 External Alarm Inputs Figure 8.6: External Alarm Inputs tab External Alarm Inputs Subrack ID This represents the ‘V’+communication port number to which Videoblox alarm concentrator AVBPIT is connected. Valid range: ‘V’ + maximum communication ports. Subrack Slot Alarm concentrator AVBPIT number. Valid value: 1. Alarm Input Physical alarm input slot number from AVBPIT alarm concentrator.
8.2.5 Auxiliary Control Outputs Figure 8.7. Auxiliary Control Outputs tab Auxiliary Control Outputs Subrack ID This represents the ‘V’+communication port number to which Videoblox alarm concentrator AVBPIT is connected. Valid range: ‘V’ + maximum communication ports. Subrack Slot Physical control input slot number from AVBPIT alarm concentrator.
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APPENDIX A: MACROS MACRO ERROR MESSAGES After commissioning, the video system will probably need to be programmed for alarm response and other automatic operations. The video system will report any detected errors as a Macro error number. Macro errors are displayed as a warning message on the currently selected monitor display for a period of two seconds following the error condition occurring.
Table A.1: Macro Error Definition Table Unknown evaluate command for string Too many nested do-while loops Format error in do-while loop Maximum loop cycles has been exceeded Keyboard priority range error Invalid keyboard identity for macro numeric input command Invalid destination for keyboard macro numeric input command Too many digits requested for keyboard macro numeric input Invalid scan clear command No dynamic macro timer available...
Post-event macro (for a keyboard) Operator sign-on macro Operator sign-off macro Keyboard user macro Timed-event macro Direct macro command from an external system (via highlevel) The macro error report also details other important events in the MAXPRO-Net system. For example: Rev. B HMXMC001013 31-Mar-06...
Keycode Key Name Command Keycode Key Name Command #093 Wipe #098 Pan left #094 Light #099 Pan right #095 Flashback #100 Scroll up #096 Tilt up #101 Scroll down #097 Tilt down #102 PTZ aux STANDARD MACRO COMMANDS Selection commands VCR control commands Camera select command Stop command...
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