Presentation on theme: "Introduction to MediaStar Compact"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction to MediaStar Compact How does Compact distribute video:Maximum of 16 channels onlyOver Cat5/5e & 6 cableComposite output from receive unitsHow does Compact manage the distribution of video:RCU control at user positionBrowser, IP or RS232/485 central controlWhat are the system requirements:Composite video sourcesRF Sources (optional)Cat5 etc Cable infrastructureDisplays with Composite video Input
2 Compact – Connectivity RF InputMediaStar Compact Video HubRemote Transmitter UnitA/V CableA/V CableI/R BlasterI/R BlasterCat5 Structured CablingDVD UnitSatellite Decoder UnitDisplayDuplicateDisplayDVD Unit RCURecieve UnitReceive UnitI/R ReceiverMediaStar Compact RCUSatellite Decoder Unit RCU
3 Hub DetailsVersions:740 MediaStar Compact Video Hub supporting 16 users,16 Composite channel inputs, IR routing743 MediaStar Compact Video Hub supporting 16 users,16 Composite channel inputs, IR routingand 2 x 4 Duplicate output capability and 8 Remote Video inputsVersions:R indicates a system with an RF tuner board installed
4 MediaStar Compact Video Hub – Fascia and backplane 743 Compact VideoHub only8 remote video feed RJ45 Input sockets, options are:Set as channels 9-16 (default)Set as channels 1-8743 Compact Video Hub only8 duplicate RJ45 Output sockets, options are:All 8 duplicate of outlet A4 duplicates of outlet A and 4 duplicates of EABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPVIDEOOUTPUTS A-PDUPLICATE OUTPUTS of A/EDUPLICATE OUTPUTS of A1/92/103/114/125/136/147/158/16REMOTE INPUTCHANNELSRF INPUTPOWER1 – 89 - 16StarediaompactcVideo HubPower LEDInput configuration LEDs16 RJ45 Output sockets labelled “A” to “P”Power InputRF Input(if fitted)IR LinksSerial LinkLocal video source inputsIP LinkPAL/NTSC SwitchMultiple Hub Link V-Bus and comms connectorsSpare Fuse
5 MediaStar Compact Video Hub – Rackmounting The MediaStar Compact Video Hub is supplied with 19” rackmount brackets.Once the rack mounting brackets are fitted, mount the Hub into the cabinet or closet using the screws supplied with the Rack Mount KitFused 250V 2A ANTI-SURGE (T)VPower connectionOnce the Hub is mounted in the cabinet, connect the Hub to an AC power supply using the IEC Power Lead suppliedOnce the lead is connected the Hub will power on automatically
6 Video format selection IRDRIVE19RF INV-BUSPALNTSCSet the video format required, PAL or NTSC, depending on your video sourcesThe switch can be found at the rear of the Hub, located next to the 64 V-Bus ConnectorPAL = Upper position, NTSC = Lower position
7 Cat5 Structured Cabling Local video sourcesMediaStar Compact Video HubA/V CableDisplayCat5 Structured CablingI/R ReceiverLocal A/V sourceRecieve UnitMediaStar Compact RCUAcross the back of the Compact Video Hub is a bank of phono RCA connectors labelled 1 to 16For each local video source, the audio and video connectors must be plugged into the appropriate connectors on the hubThe source will appear on the channel as labelled by the video input connector (1 to 16)
8 Connecting local video sources 12Connect the source video device to the relevant audio and video inputs located at the rear of the Compact Video HubThe video input is at the top (yellow), with the left audio connector in the middle (white) and the right audio connector at the bottom (red)Ensure that the correct left and right audio feeds are connected
9 Connecting local video sources – 2 Channel example The example below shows two video sources, a DVD and Satellite decoder unit, connected to the Compact Video Hub.VIDEOLRINOUTCompact Video HubDVDSatellite DecoderDish inputRF OutputInput 1Input 2The DVD unit is connected to input 1 and will appear to users as channel 1The Satellite Decoder is connected to input 2 and will appear to users as channel 2The channel name displayed to the user can be edited
10 Local video source IR routing Versions:IR blasterSome TV channel sources (Satellite Decoder, DVD, etc) can be controlledusing infrared remote control units.The IR routing feature of theMediaStar Compact System allowsusers to control these devicesusing the devices own RCUat the Compact ReceiveUnit position.A/V CableMediaStar Compact Video HubMediaStar Compact RCUDisplayI/R BlasterI/R ReceiverLocal A/V sourceCat5 Structured CablingLocal A/V source RCURX UnitWhen the user selects a Compact TV channel, an IR ‘path’ is set up between the receiver in the Recieve unit and the TV channel sourceThe IR blaster module (part no ) itself is positioned over the IR receiver on the remote channel source device and connected to the Compact Video Hub via IR blaster drive connectors located at the rear of the hubThere are a total of 16 IR blaster connectors available, one for each input availableNote: the Compact Video Hub is supplied with 1off Blaster module
11 Connecting a local video IR source This example shows two video sources, a DVD and Satellite decoder unit and their respective IR routing, connected to the Compact Video Hub.If the local or remote video source unit can be controlled with a 38KHz modulated IR remote control, an IR blaster is connected to the 2 pin polarised IR blaster connector on the backplane of the hub to the devices IR source.Note: Some IR control equipment uses different modulation techniques or frequencies and cannot be controlled through the MediaStar Compact System.Compact Video HubDVDSatellite DecoderThe IR blaster head must be carefully fitted over the video source unit’s own IR receiverCare must be taken to ensure that the adhesive pad on the IR blaster head does not damage the surface of the unitIf the video source unit responds to IR commands intermittently, or does not respond at all, the power of the IR emitted by the blaster may need to be adjustedPower is adjusted by turning the small screw on the outward facing side of the IR blaster
12 751 Video Receive UnitOn the front of the Compact Video Hub there are 16 RJ45 sockets, labelled ‘A’ to ‘P’.The Video Receiver Units (part no. 751) are connected to these outlets withup to 400m of Category5 cabling.The users connected to these outlets are able to independently select any one of the 16 channels available.Versions:Remote IR Receiver751 Receive UnitSocketPower/IR Receive LEDVideo NetworkConnectionVideo AdjustmentLVideoVideoAdjAdjSVideoVideoIRIRNetworkNetworkRecvrRecvrA/V OutputFront viewRear viewUnderside viewCableThe Audio/Video (A/V) output cable provides the video signal and left and right audio signals to the TV, plasma display or PC graphics card on male phono connectors.The Video Adjustment control should be set to provide optimum video picture quality. This can be done by viewing the picture or using video test equipment as required.
13 790/1X Remote ControlThe 751 Receive unit is not supplied with the 751 Receive Unit and needs to be ordered separately.You will need the Remote Control Unit to:Change Compact channelsChange volumeAccess on-screen information and menu optionsVersions:790/1X Receive Unit
14 IR ReceiverAn integrated IR receiver is located at the front of the MediaStar Video Receiver Unit.When the unit receives any IR command from the Compact remote control unit (RCU),the LED on the unit will flash.Compact RCUCompact Video HubVideo Receiver UnitRemote IR ReceiverIf the MediaStar Compact Video Receiver Unit is to be positioned where the IR receiver will not be visible, a remote IR receiver module (part no ) can be plugged into the Remote IR Receiver connector.This can then be positioned discretely on the display unit, visible to the remote control unit.The internal IR receiver in the Video Receiver Unit will be disabled.When positioning a remote IR receiver, ensure that the surface where it is located will not be affected by the adhesive on the IR receiver.
15 Configuring Hub details Using the MediaStar Compact IR remote control unit you can configure severaldifferent settings on the Compact Video Hub, these include:View current settingsInformation given includes hub name, outlet label, software version, TV standard and channel input sourcesCompact Video Hub nameChange the current hub name, default is “Video Hub 1”Channels namesSet the displayed name for specific channelsSet New PasswordChange the current password required to access the configuration options, default is “000000”Define Duplicate Outlet SourceDefine whether the second set of four duplicated outlets are duplicates of Outlet A or Outlet E, select Menu/Settings/Duplicate SourceDefine Tuner SettingsWhere internal tuners are fitted in the hub, the type of RF input into the hub must be defined. The channel and frequency for each tuner must then be defined
16 Configuring Hub details (continued) Define Serial Comms ModeIf the hub is to be controlled by an external unit using the serial comms port, the mode of communication must be set up.Set IP DetailsIn order to communicate with the hub over a 10BaseT LAN, the network IP settings must be configured.Set Screen Background ColourUse this option to change the background colour of the screen used for menus, select Menu/Settings/Screen Colour.Set Channel AccessUser access can be restricted to specific channelsPlease consult the MediaStar Compact User Guide for further details.
17 Category 5 Cable connectivity for 751 Units The MediaStar Compact system uses the Cat5 4pair structured cabling for the transmission of composite video/audio streams and control signals to individual users.The maximum distance from Hub to user location must not exceed 400 metres (1200 feet) for Cat 5 UTP.PairRJ45 Pins568B Colour Spec.Usage14&5Blue & Blue/WhiteAudio Left/+12V21&2White/Orange & OrangeAudio Right/-12V33&6White/Green & GreenCommunications/IR & Grd47&8White/Brown & BrownVideo DownstreamPin 1Typical RJ45Pin 8
18 764 Compact-Evolution Interface Unit This unit provides an interface between the MediaStar Evolution DVI Endpoint and a MediaStar Compact TV distribution system. It takes a standard Compact TV feed and converts it to a format that can be input into the MediaStar Evolution Endpoint. The Evolution Endpoint can then use the Compact video and audio signals as a TV source that can be scaled and presented on any of the Endpoint’s output options.Versions:Compact Video Hub764 Interface UnitCat5 Structured CablingDisplayI/R ReceiverEvolution 760 or 760/xM Endpoint with 764 Interface Unit fittedCompact RCUThe Compact 751 Receive Unit in NOT required as the feed from the Compact Hub connects directly to the Interface Unit
19 753 RS232 to IR Converter 753 RS232 to IR Converter Versions:753 RS232 to IR ConverterThe RS232 To IR Adapter (part no.753) provides a serial controlinterface for MediaStar Compact Video Receiver Units.Cabletime provides the Mediastar Viewer PC based software application that works with this converter unit to control the selection of TV channels.You can, if you wish to use your own hardware or software for channel control.This unit is powered from the Video Receiver Unit or Micro Settop, and requires no external power supply.The RS232 To IR converter is connected between an asynchronous serial communications port (typically COM1 on a PC) and the Remote IR Receiver socket of the Video Receiver Unit or Micro Settop unit. When the converter receives a specific ASCII character followed by a carriage return (<CR>), it transmits a series of electrical pulses into the Video Receiver Unit or Micro Settop unit. These pulses imitate the output from a Remote IR receiver when it sees IR from an RCU key press. The Video Receiver Unit or Micro Settop then responds to those RCU key presses in the usual way.The serial interface operates using half duplex asynchronous serial communications, at 9600 Baud, with 1 start bit, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bit. There is no hardware handshaking.On the 9 way D connector, pin 2 is RX data, Pin 3 is TX data and pin 5 is signal ground.All other pins are not connected.
20 Compact ViewerAs well as controlling the MediaStar Compact System with a Remote Control Unit (RCU), you can control it from a PC, using the MediaStar Compact Viewer software application.The application allows PC users to select the channel to view, and adjust the volume setting.It also provides access to all the on-screen setup menus that can be shown on a TV screen.The Viewer application requires video hardware that has the relevant “Video for Windows” drivers.Multiple copies of the Viewer application can be run simultaneously on a Desktop to enable control of several display devices.If the user wishes to create their own control application for the Video Receiver Unit, the serial communications protocol for the Mediastar RS232 to IR converter is available.Please consult the MediaStar Compact User Guide for further details.
21 RS232 to IR Converter switch closure inputs This RS232 to IR Converter unit has four switch contact inputs to support external Channel up/down and Volume up/down keypads.The switch inputs are on 4 pins of the 753’s 9 way D connector (see table below)When a switch contact closure is made, the appropriate input pin should be shorted to pin 5 (ground) of the 9 way D connectorSwitches must be of the ‘normally open’ type. If a switch (button) is held closed (pressed), the button press will auto-repeat after a short pauseOnly one button should be pressed at a time. If more than one button is pressed, all buttons will be ignoredIf a suitable 9 way D lead is produced, this unit can accept serial commands from a control system and switch closure inputs at the same timeIf these switch inputs are not required, the unit can be connected to a computer using the supplied 9-way cable as usual753 9 way D TypeFemale ConnectorOptional PC Serial 9 way D ConnectorButtonChannel UpChannel Down19Function pinChannel Up (U)Channel Down (D)Volume Up (+)Volume down (-)Signal groundSerial TXSerial RXExample
22 IR Converter Connectivity options Audio & Video Lead751 Video Receiver UnitCompact Video Hub753 ConverterDisplayCat 5 Structured CablingWall mounted touch panel753 Converter Connected to COM1PC Running MediaStar Compact Viewer751 Video Receiver UnitAudio & Video LeadVideo Capture and Audio Cards
23 Duplicate outputs (743 Compact Video Hub Only) 743 MediaStar Compact Video HubDuplicateDisplay 8Cat5 Structured CablingDuplicateDisplay 4RX UnitDisplay, outlet ARX UnitThe Duplicate outlets consist of two groups of 4 RJ45 Sockets (743 Hub versions only)The left group of 4 sockets are duplicates of Outlet AThe right group of 4 sockets can be configured via setup menus to be duplicates of Outlet A or all duplicates of Outlet EThis provides either 2 groups of 5 identical outputs or 1 group of 9 identical outletsAny Video Receiver Units connected to Duplicated Outlets are able to make channel changesAny channel change made will affect all the outlets that have been grouped together, including Outlet A or Outlet E
24 Remote video sources (743 Compact Video Hub Only) Remote Transmitter UnitA/V CableCat5 Structured CablingRemote A/V SourceUp to 8 remote video sources can be connected via CAT5 cabling to the hub (743 Hub versions only) using the remote video inputs located on the front of the hubThe maximum distance from the Transmit Unit to the Hub via Cat5 cable is 400 metersAlthough hubs are fitted with 8 remote video inputs, any unused (unconnected) remote input may be used for rear panel local video inputs
25 Remote video source IR routing (743 Compact Video Hub Only) If the video source unit can be controlled with a 38KHz modulated IR remote control, an IR blaster is connected to the 2 pin polarised IR blaster connector on the Remote Video Transmitter.743 Compact Video HubRemote Transmitter UnitA/V CableNote: Some IR control equipment uses different modulation techniques or frequencies and cannot be controlled through the MediaStar Compact System.Remote A/V sourceCat5 Structured CablingIR BlasterEnsure IR blaster head is then carefully fitted over thevideo source unit’s own IR receiver.Ensure care is taken to ensure that the adhesive pad on theIR blaster head does not damage the surface of the unit.If the video source unit responds to IR commandsintermittently, or does not respond at all, the power of the IR emitted by the blaster may need to be adjusted.The power is adjusted by turning the small screw on the outward facing side of the IR blaster headDisplayReceive UnitRemote A/V source RCUMediaStar Compact RCU
26 752 Remote Transmitter Unit (743 Compact Video Hub Only) The Remote Video Transmitter (part no.752) is connected to the 743 Compact Video Hub via the CAT5 structured wiring system (up to 400m away).The transmitter is powered from the hubThe LED will show orange when it is connectedThe A/V sources are connected to the phono inputs on the transmitter unitWhen a video input signal is detected, the Remote Video Transmitter LED will show greenRJ45 Video Network ConnectionVideoAdjSLLeft audioRight audioVideo AdjustmentLeft Audio InputRight Audio InputVideo InputIR Blaster SocketVideoNetworkPowerPower/Video Input LEDVersions:752 Remote Transmitter UnitThe video adjustment screw on the Remote Video Transmitter is turned to give the best picture quality
27 Category 5 Cable connectivity for 752 Units The MediaStar Compact system uses the Cat5 4pair structured cabling for the transmission of composite video/audio streams and control signals remote transmitters.The maximum distance from Hub to remote location must not exceed 400 meters (1200 feet) for Cat 5 UTP.PairRJ45 Pins568B Colour Spec.Usage14&5Blue & Blue/WhiteAudio Left/+12V21&2White/Orange & OrangeAudio Right/-12V33&6White/Green & GreenCommunications/IR & Grd47&8White/Brown & BrownVideo DownstreamPin 1Typical RJ45Pin 8
28 Connecting an RF feedIf your MediaStar Compact Video Hub is fitted with a tuner module (R Suffix), up to 8 off-air or CATV RF sources can be used by the hub. Although hubs are fitted with blocks of 8 tuners, any unused (switched off) tuner source channels may be used for local video inputs instead.RF ConnectorThe RF feed is connected via an ‘F’ type connector located on the rear face of the unitThe MediaStar Compact Video Hub tuner module supports PAL or NTSC standardsThe MediaStar Compact Video Hub tuner module supports a frequency Range of 48 to 862MHzConfiguringWhere RF tuners are fitted in the hub, you must use the remote control unit or IP Browser interface to define RF input levels and tuner frequency settings.
29 Defining Input Settings Where RF tuners are fitted in the hub and/or remote video sources are used these are defined as either channels 1-8 or 9-16.At the front of the hub are LED’s which indicate the hubs current configuration.P8/16POWERREMOTE INPUT CHANNELSRF INPUT CHANNELSONM7/156/145/13OffOrangeGreenRedNo tuner card fittedRF inputs set up for channel bank 1 to 8RF inputs set up for channel bank 9 to 16There is a clash of channel bank settings between RF source and remote video source. Refer to Installer/Manufacturer.RF Input ChannelsOrangeGreenRedRemote video inputs set up for channel bank 1 to 8Remote video inputs set up for channel bank 9 to 16There is a clash of channel bank settings between local and remote video source. Refer to Installer/Manufacturer.Remote Input Channels (743 Only)When an RF tuner board is installed the RF sources will be configured as channels 1-8 and the remote video sources as channels 9-16.To set these RF sources as channels 9-16 on the video hub you will need to configure the video hub internally, please consult with Cabletime Limited regarding this.
30 Multiple Hubs RF input to Hub#1 MediaStar Compact Video Hubs A/V CableRemote Transmitter UnitA/V CableI/R LeadCat5 Structured CablingDVD Unit connected to Hub#2Satellite Decoder Unitconnected to Hub#1I/R LeadDisplayConnected to Hub #1DisplayConnected to Hub #2RX UnitRX UnitMediaStar Compact RCUDVD Unit RCUSatellite Decoder Unit RCUMediaStar Compact RCU
31 10 BT HUB NIC LINK V-BUS Multiple Hubs Setup Up to 4 hubs can be linked together, providing a 64 user, 16 Channel system.When the hub link connector is fitted it allows changes in channel configurations to be shared between the hubs, for example a new channel name.The V bus ribbon cable and hub link cables are supplied as a Multiple Hub Configuration Kit, available from your reseller or Cabletime.There can only be one source for each of the 16 TV channels. That source may be fed into any of the connected hubs.For systems where 16 remote video sources are required, one hub will be configured with remote video inputs on channel bank 1 to 8 and the second video hub must be configured with remote video inputs on channel bank 9 to 16.Similarly, if more than 8 RF source channels are required the RF sourcemust be externally split and fed into two video hubs with the RF tunersources configured on channel bank 1 to 8 on one hub and channel bank9 to 16 on the second hub.To enable users on different hubs to remotely control localvideo sources with IR RCUs, the rear panel IR drive connectorson each hub must be linked together using a multi hub IRdrive cablesHUBLINK10 BTNICV-BUSVersions:747/2 2 Hub Link Kit747/4 4 Hub Link Kit
32 Multiple Hub Connectivity INRDish inputVIDEOSatellite Decoder 1RLRF OutputOUTVIDEOLRINMulti hub IR drive cableDVDCompact Video Hub #1Hub Link ConnectorV Bus Ribbon CableCompact Video Hub #2RF Input(Channels 1-8)Dish inputSatellite Decoder 2RF Input(Channels 12-16)INRVIDEORLRF OutputOUTThis diagram shows a Dual Hub system with 13 RF & 3 local Channels and IR control of channel 9 (Satellite decoder 1) for all users.
33 External Control of Compact Video Hubs External devices such as Crestron or AMX control units can control MediaStar Compact Video Hubs. The external devices send text-based commands to the hub, using an IP, RS232 or RS485 communications link. The hub then actions the commands and returns an appropriate status message indicating whether the command was executed successfully.Before any external commands are executed using IP, RS232 or RS485 links, the control feature of the hub must be enabled.If serial or IP control is disabled, an enablement code must be obtained from your installer or Cabletime. This code is then entered using the Feature Enablement menu option.Serial ConnectionIP ConnectionIRDRIVE110 BT129NICRear view of Compact Video HubHUBLINKRF INV-BUSWARNING:HAZARDOUS VOLTAGE INSIDENO OPERATOR SERVICABLE PARTS INSIDEPlease consult the MediaStar Compact User Guide for further details.
35 Hub specificationOn the left hand side of the window, there is a selection of controls:InformationHub ControlSettingsAdmin PasswordClick on each of these items to show the controls available. The structure of these controls is similar to the on-screen configuration menus.
36 Hub informationThis displays information regarding the Compact Video Hub, including:Hub nameHub part no:Hub serial no:Hub software versionTV standardChannels 1-8 and 9-16 configurationSerial control optionBrowser optionThe outlet source for the duplicate outlets (743 Only)
37 Channel changes pageThis command is used to change the channel being viewed by an outlet.Select an outlet between A and PSelect the channel to be viewed between 1 and 16Select submitThe outlet selected will then view the specified channel.
38 Remote Volume ControlThis command is used to change the volume setting of an outlet.Select the volume action:Select an outlet between A and PMuteUnmuteIncrementDecrementEnter the volume setting if requiredSelect submitThe outlet selected will then change to the specified volume setting.
39 Set Hub Name This command is used to change the Hubs name. Enter the new hub nameSelect submit
40 Set Channel Names This command is used to set the channel names. Select the channelEnter the new channel nameSelect submitThe channel selected will then change to the specified setting.
41 Set Duplicate Outlet Source This command is used to set the duplicate outlet sources.Select the source outletA or BSelect submitThe source selected will then change to the specified setting.
42 Set Outlet Background Colour This command is used to set the outlet background colour.Select an outletSelect the required background colourSelect submitThe outlet selected will then change to the specified colour setting.
43 Channel Access Control These pages are used to set users channel access permissions:Select the required channelsSelect submitThe channel selected will then be available to the relevant user.
44 Set Serial Control Comms Mode This page is used to set the serial communications mode :Select the serial communications mode if applicable:RS232 or RS485Select SubmitThe channel mode will then be available to the relevant control device.
45 Tuners This page is used to set the tuners if installed: Switch tuner channel ON or OFFSet the frequency of individual channelsSelect SubmitThe tuner status and frequency will then be set.
46 RF Input LevelThis page is used to set the tuners RF input level, if installed:Select eitherAntenna AmplifierorCATV feedSelect SubmitThe RF Input level will then be set.
47 Set Menu Password This page is used to set a new Menu password: Create or reset the system passwordIf the password field is left blank, no password is required in futureSelect SubmitThe new password will be set.