AMX AXP-PLV POSITRACK PILOT VIDEO TOUCH PANEL User Manual
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AXP-PLV

PosiTrack Pilot Video Camera Controller (Firmware version G3)

Camera Control Systems

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Introduction ...............................................................................................................

1

Specifications ....................................................................................................................

1

Product Components.........................................................................................................

2

Sample Product Application ..............................................................................................

3

Installation .................................................................................................................

5

Inside the AXP-PLV...........................................................................................................

5

Setting the AXlink Device Numbers ..................................................................................

5

Wiring the AXP-PLV ..........................................................................................................

6

Wiring guidelines......................................................................................................................

6

Using the mini-XLR connector for AXlink data and power .......................................................

7

Using the mini-XLR connector with an external 12 VDC power supply ...................................

7

Using a BNC video cable to provide video input ......................................................................

7

Designing Touch Panel Pages ................................................................................

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Buttons ..............................................................................................................................

9

Activating Edit Mode........................................................................................................

10

Setting the Device Base ..................................................................................................

12

Setting the Device Used..................................................................................................

12

Adding a Page.................................................................................................................

12

Setting the page color ............................................................................................................

13

Adding a Button...............................................................................................................

13

Resizing a button ...................................................................................................................

13

Defining On-Screen and External Button Properties.......................................................

13

Setting the channel code........................................................................................................

14

Setting the variable text code.................................................................................................

14

Setting the page flip ...............................................................................................................

14

Setting the button colors for channel-off conditions ...............................................................

15

Adding text, icons, and bitmaps to a button ...........................................................................

15

Using TPDesign3 to Download Bitmaps, Icons, and Fonts.............................................

15

Creating a Bargraph and Joystick ...................................................................................

16

Adding a bargraph or joystick button\.....................................................................................

16

Setting Bargraph and Joystick Properties .......................................................................

16

Setting the level code.............................................................................................................

17

Programming ..........................................................................................................

19

Serial Commands............................................................................................................

19

System Send_Commands...............................................................................................

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Video Send_Commands .................................................................................................

25

AXP-AI8 Send_Commands.............................................................................................

26

Programming Numbers ...................................................................................................

27

Shorthand Send_Commands..........................................................................................

28

Color Send_Commands..................................................................................................

32

Variable Text Send_Commands .....................................................................................

34

Shorthand Variable Text Commands ..............................................................................

36

Button String Commands ................................................................................................

39

Upgrading The Firmware .......................................................................................

41

PosiTrack Pilot FG to TSK file relation...................................................................................

41

Upgrading the Firmware Using NetLinx Studio ...............................................................

42

Upgrading Firmware through a COM port..............................................................................

42

Upgrading the Firmware through an IP Address....................................................................

44

Upgrading the Firmware Using SoftROM........................................................................

47

Configuration..........................................................................................................................

47

Downloading the Firmware ....................................................................................................

48

 

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Introduction

Introduction

The AXP-PLVPosiTrack Pilot Video Panel Camera Controller (PosiPilot) is an integrated controller for use with cameras and camera positioning devices (such as theAXB-PT15PosiTrack Camera Controllers). Refer to theAXB-PT15 PosiTrack Camera Controller instruction manual for more information. TheAXP-PLVconnects to thecamera-positioningdevice and Central Controller via an AXlink connection. This connection provides control of the pan/tilt, camera, and lens. The PosiPilot can be used in astand-aloneconfiguration with a Central Controller, compatible cameras, and positioning systems, or as part of a larger AMX control system.

The PosiPilot combines traditional dual-axisproportional-speedjoystick camera controls with an integrated Color ActiveMini-TouchPanel to give you graphic touch control andon-screenvideo monitoring (with video input for NTSC/PAL).

Specifications

Specifications

Dimensions (HWD)

4.97" (including joysticks) x 17.67" x 8.39" (12.61 cm x 44.89 cm x 21.30 cm)

 

 

Weight

4.90 lb (2.20 kg)

 

 

Power

825 mA

 

 

Enclosure

Plastic with matte blue finish and plastic rests

 

 

Temperature Range

0º C (32º F) to 50º C (122º F)

 

 

Power Consumption

1 A @12 VDC

 

 

Buttons

12 pushbuttons, six on each side to select cameras and access camera menus

 

 

Video monitor

6-inch(152.40 mm) coloractive-matrixLCD screen

 

 

Video In

BNC female connector (NTSC/PAL)

 

 

Compatibility

NetLinx/Axcess Central Controllers

 

 

Connectors

4-pinmini-XLR(female) cable(pre-assembled)

 

• BNC (female) Video In connector (NTSC/PAL)

 

 

FIG. 1 and FIG. 2 show the dimensions for the front and side of theAXP-PLV.

FIG. 1 AXP-PLVfront panel dimensions

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FIG. 2 AXP-PLVside panel dimensions

Product Components

The top of the PosiPilot is equipped with external pushbuttons, color video touch panel, and a 3-axispan/tilt/zoom joystick.FIG. 3 gives a description of theAXP-PLVfront panel components.

 

 

 

 

Color video touch

External

 

panel for video preview

pushbuttons

 

and control interface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FIG. 3 AXP-PLVfront panel component descriptions

FIG. 4 gives a description of the side and rear components.

Focus control knob

Iris control knob

Speed knob

External pushbuttons

Pan/tilt/zoom control joystick

Pan/tilt/zoom control joystick

Mini-XLR(male)

BNC (male)

FIG. 4 AXP-PLVside and rear component descriptions

 

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Sample Product Application

FIG. 5 shows a camera control application using the AXP-PLV.AMX devices used for a single

camera configuration are:

Sample Devices Used

NXC-ME260

NetLinx Master Controller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AXB-PT15

Pan/Tilt Camera Head

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AXP-PLV

PosiTrack Pilot Video Panel Camera Controller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS2.8

Power Supply (for AXB-EM232)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSN6.5

Power Supply (for AXB-PT15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camera Adapter

 

 

 

Camera

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DB-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preview input

AMX AXB-PT-15

2-pincaptive-wire

AMX PSN6.5

Power Supply

AMX AXP-PLV

AXlink

AXlink

AMX NXC-ME260(rear view)

AMX ABS (AXlink Bus Strip)

AXlink

2-pincaptive-wire

AMX PS2.8

Power Supply

FIG. 5 AXB-PLVproduct application

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Installation

Installation

Inside the AXP-PLV

The AXP-PLVunit contains two discrete AXlink devices: anAXP-AI8(eight-channelanalog input interface board) and a mini color video touch panel. TheAXP-AI8is connected to the joystick and knob functions of theAXP-PLVand is set to a factory default of 129.

Level assignments for the AXP-AI8inside theAXP-PLVare:

AXP-AI8Level Assignments

Level 1

Pan (joystick)

 

 

Level 2

Tilt (joystick)

 

 

Level 3

Zoom (joystick)

 

 

Level 4

Speed (knob)

 

 

Level 5

Iris (knob)

 

 

Level 7

Focus (knob)

 

 

Refer to the AXP-AI8Eight-ChannelAnalog Input Interface Boardinstruction manual for more

information.

Setting the AXlink Device Numbers

To change the AXP-AI8AXlink device number:

1.Gently rotate the panel (bringing the joystick to the left) over until you can lay it down and expose the slender opening on the underside of the unit. The slot exposes the AXlink DIP switch on the internal AI8 circuit card) (FIG. 6).

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

AXlink DIP switch (S5)

FIG. 6 AI8 AXlink DIP switch location (default set to 129)

2.Use a slender screwdriver to change the internal DIP switch positions from their default value of 129 (FIG. 6).

The DIP switch value set on the underside of the controller is the value assigned to the internal AI8 card (default 129). The touch panel is default set to 131. When the unit is connected to a Central Controller and queried for its addresses, it returns a value for both the touch panel (default 131) and the AI8 card (default 129).

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3.Set the AXlink device number by changing the AXlink device DIP switch positions 1 – 8 (FIG. 6). The total value of all ON (up) positions on the DIP switch sets the device number. The DIP switch value range is between 1 - 255, and is set according to the Device DIP switch positions and their corresponding values. The device number takes effect only afterpowering-up.

Device DIP Switch Settings

Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On value

1

2

4

8

16

32

64

128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Once completed, rotate the unit and lay it on a flat surface. Refer to the Setting the Device Base section on page 12 for more information on changing the touch panel device number.

Wiring the AXP-PLV

The AXP-PLVhas an AXlinkfour-wiremini-XLRconnector (located on the rear of theAXP-PLV)and a BNC male connector (at the rear of the unit) A femalemini-XLRcable (provided) is supplied to facilitate wiring.

Wiring guidelines

The AXP-PLVrequires 12 VDC power to operate properly. The Central Controller supplies power via the AXlink cable or external auxiliary 12 VDC power supply. The maximum wiring distance between the Central Controller andAXP-PLVis determined by power consumption, supplied voltage, and the wire gauge used for the cable. The Wiring Guidelines@825 mA tablelists wire sizes and the maximum lengths allowable between the camera centers and control system. The maximum wiring lengths for using AXlink power are based on a minimum of 13.5 VDC available at the control system’s power supply.

Wiring Guidelines@825 mA

Wire size

Maximum wiring length

 

 

18 AWG

142.27 feet (43.36 m)

 

 

20 AWG

90.01 feet (27.43 m)

 

 

22 AWG

56.12 feet (17.10 m)

 

 

24 AWG

35.37 feet (10.78 m)

 

 

If you install the AXP-PLVfarther away from the control system than recommended in the above table, connect an external 12 VDC power supply to the camera controller according to the wiring diagrams described in this section.

 

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