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INNOVATIONS IN VIDEO

and AUDIO TECHNOLOGy

j OPERATION MANUAL

MULTI VIEWER MV-40P

FOR-A COMPANY liMITED


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION

1-1. GENERAL 1-1

1-2. FEATURES 1-1

1-3. INSTALLATION 1-1

SECTION 2. SPECIFICATIONS AND OPERATION

2-l. SPECIFICATIONS 2-1

2-2. PANEL DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS

2-2-1. FRONT PANEL 2-2

2-2-2. REAR PANEL 2-4

2-3. CONNECTIONS 2-6

2-4. OPERATION

; 2-4-1. OUTPUT SELECT 2-7

2-4-2. CHARACTER SETTING 2-7

2-4-3. FREEZE OPERATION 2-9

2-4-4. ALARM OPERATION 2-9

2-4-5. COLD START 2-10

SECTION 1. INTRODUCTION
1-1. GENERAL
The MV-40P Multi Viewer accepts up to 4 video input signals
from such sources as color or black & white video cameras,
and, in the split mode of operation, can display the 4
compressed video pictures simultaneously on one standard
television monitor.
Non-synchronous input signals from various different sources
can be connected to the MV-40P.
In addition, up to 6 characters can be superimposed onto each
picture. Also individual picture scenes can be frozen in the
split mode.
With all these features, the unit is a highly cost-effective
addition to any video system, and is also an easy-to-use
extension to your system capabilities.
The MV-40P is ideal for use in a wide range of applications,
including surveillance security, medical treatment and educa­
tion.

1-2. FEATURES
* In the normal mode, each camera scene is independently
displayed on the monitor. Thus· the MV-40P can be utilized
as a 4-channel video switcher.
* Up to 4 asynchronous PAL format signals can be input.
* Inthe split mode, 4 compressed pictures can be displayed
simultaneously on the monitor.
* Four compressed pictures can be frozen either simulta­
neously or individually.
* Resolution of compressed pictures - 256 x 256 dots (8bits).
* Built-in sync generator gives black background to those
parts of the split display that do not have video signal
input.
* ALARM display can be triggered by external signals.
* Up to 6 alphanumeric characters can be superimposed on each
picture.
1-3. INSTALLATION
a. Unpacking
This unit is fully assembled prior to shipment and is
ready to operate immediately after unpacking. Check the
equipment shipped against the packing list in table 1-1.

1-1
TABLE 1-1.

Item Quantity
Main Unit 1
AC cable 1
Rack Mounting Kit 1
operation Manual 1

b. Inspection
Inspect the equipment to ensure that no damage has
been sustained during shipment. If any damage is
detected, notify the carrier and the distributor imme­
diately.
c. Power Supply
This unit can be operated on 180 - 264 VAC, SO/60Hz.
When a voltage within this range is used, no manual
voltage change is required.
d. Ground
To protect operators from electrical shock, this unit
is equipped with a 3-pin power cable. Therefore by
simply connecting the unit to an AC outlet, the unit is
grounded. If the power supply outlet is a 2-pin socket,
use a 2-pin to 3-pin connector adaptor and ground the
green wire (pig tail) of the adaptor or ground terminal
of the connector panel.
e. Installation
Avoid using this unit in areas subject to extreme tem­

peratures, high humidity, or excessive dust.

Moderate air cooling is required for optimum

operation of the unit.

Ensure that no other equipment is located closer than

5 cm from the front or rear of this unit.

f. Table Top Unit


ThiS unit is equipped with rubber pads on the base
plate for use as a table top unit.
g. Rack Mounting
For rack mounting, remove the rubber pads and attach
the rack mount brackets included with the unit.

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SECTION 2. SPECIFICATIONS AND OPERATION

2-1. SPECIFICATIONS

TV Standard: Composite PAL

Video Input: Composite 1.0 Vp-p (Color or black &


white), 75 ohms, 4 inputs, BNC connec­
tors.
Input NO.1 has a loop through connector.

outputs:

Video out 1 Composite 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, 1 output,


BNC connector.
(Display mode and freeze mode are
selected by local or remote control)

Video out 2 Composite 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, 1 output,


BNC connector .
(Displays 4 pictures [split].)
(Freeze mode is selected by local or
remote control.)

Picture tone: 8 bits (256 tones) [with split picture)

Ambient Temperature: 0 - 40°C (32 - 104°F)

Powe r Supply: 180 - 264 VAC, SO/60Hz.

Power Consumption : 4 5VA (30W)

Dimensions : 430(W) x 44(H) x 425{D) mm.


[17" x 1.75" x 16.75"]

Weight: Approx. 6 kg. (10 Ibs.)

Notes 1) When the power is turned on, VIDEO OUT 1 and 2 show
compressed split pictures and a black background is
displayed on the areas of the d isplay that have no
signal.

2) When a video signal is connected to VIDEO I N 1,


the signals input through VIDEO IN 2 - 4 a re
synchronized to the VIDEO IN 1 signal.

3) When no signal is fed to VIDEO IN 1, the unit works


with internal ly generated sync.

4) Ei t h e r color or black & white signals can be


connected to VIDEO INs. However, when a black &
white signal or non-standard color signal is con­
nected to VIDEO IN 1, the output video signal
becomes a non-standard color signal.

2-1

2-2. PANEL DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTIONS

2-2-1. FRONT PANEL

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1) POWER switch When the switch is on, the LED will


illuminate to show that power is
supplied to the unit.
2) REMOTE/LOCAL The selection switch for REMOTE/LOCAL
switch operation. When the power is turned
on, LOCAL status will be selected
(green lamp is not lit) and all opera­
tions are performed using the front
panel switches.
When the switch is pressed, the gre en
lamp will light and the un it switche s
to REMOTE status. In the REMOTE sta t u s ,
all operations except character sett ing
are performed through the REMOTE
connector on the rear panel.
3) CHARACTER-SUPER The character superimposition switch.
switch When the power is turned on, the swi tch
will be in the 'OFF' status, thus no
characters are displayed on the screen.
When the switch is pressed, the green
lamp will light and the preset charac­
ters are displayed on the input video
image. However, if the CHARACTER-SET
switch at the right is on (green lamp
is lit), the characters are displayed
even when the SUPER switch i s off.
4) FREEZE switches Freeze control switches.
When the SET switch is off, any of
these four switches can be pressed to
freeze the corresponding compressed
video images. A green light shows which
switch is presently selected.
when the SUPER and FREEZE switches are
both engaged, the display characters
will alternate between 'FREEZE' and
preset characters.

2-2

By pressing a switch which has already


been selected, the green lamp goes off
and the freeze function is released.

5) Character Five switches are used to set the


Setting switches characters.
[SET] The character setting switch.
When the power is turned on, this
switch will be off and if the SUPER
switch is also off, characters will
not be displayed on the screen.
Press the switch to activate the
character setting controls. A green
light will indicate that the switch is
on. The preset characters will then be
superimposed onto the video images and
a flashing asterisk mark{*) indicates
the character position where the
character can be changed. The four
switches to the right of this switch
can then be used to select the desired
characters and its position, as

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CHARA SEL
described below.
Character selection switches.
when the SET switch 1s ON (green
lamp is lit), these two switches can
be used to select the desired

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CHARA POS
characters.
Character position switches.
When the SET switch is ON (green
lamp is lit), these two switches can
be used to move the position of the
asterisk mark(*).

6) OUTPUT SELECT Video output selection switches for


switches the VIDEO OUT 1. The green lamp
lights up when the switch is
selected. The four switches to the
left of this switch can be used to
select the desired video input signal
for direct output.
If a signal is not supplied to the
VIDEO IN connector, there can be no
signal output through VIDEO OUT 1.
The switch to the extreme right
selects the split screen output which
is made up of the four compressed
video images. If anyone of the four
inputs has no signal, a black
background is displayed in its place.
Note : These switches will not
control the VIDEO OUT 2 signal.
When the power is turned on, the
split screen switch is selected.
2-3
2-2-2. REAR PANEL

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1) VIDEO IN 1 Video signal input f~om video sou~ces.


Use one of these two connectors for
loop-through connection-,
2) 75 nON/OFF 75 ohms termination switch for VIDEO
IN 1.
3) VIDEO IN 2-4 video signal input from video sources.
4) VIDEO OUT 1 when the power is tu~ned on, the
compressed split picture is output f~om
this connector.
The display mode is changed by the
OUTPUT SELECT switches on the front
panel.
5) VIDEO OUT 2 Video output for compressed split
picture.
6) REMOTE External remote control signa l input
connector. See t he PIN CONFIGURAT ION
in the folloWing section.
7) FUSE Fuse holder.

8) ~ Ground terminal.
9} AC IN AC power input connector.
10) COOLING FAN

2-4

REMOTE CONNECTOR PI N CONFIGURATION

Pin No. Description Pin No. Descriprion

1 VIDEO IN 1 t 14 SUPER ON t
2 VIDEO IN 2 ~ 15 not used
3 VIDEO IN 3 16 not used
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4 VIDEO IN 4 ~ 17 not used
5 SPLIT SCREEN IN t 18 not used
6 FREEZE 1 I N 19 not used
7 FREEZE 2 IN
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8 FREEZE 3 IN ~ 21 not used
9 FREEZE 4 IN + 22 not used

10 ALARM IN 1 t-ALARM1 23 +5V

11 ALARM IN 2 l I 24 GND

12 ALARM IN 3 l I 25 GND

13 ALARM IN 4 l I

NOTE 1: Except for the alarm signals, the above functions are
all activated by falling edge pulses from a remote
control unit.
Refer to the connection example below.
The pulse length should be longer than 10 msecs .

10kohrn ~• ~:_ P in 23 (+SVI

Momentary
switch
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Pin 6 (FREEZE 1 IN)

Pin 24 (Ground)

I n the above example, when pin No.6 is shorted to the ground


with the external switch, the picture 1 (left top) will be
f rozen.
NOTE 2: A low (ground) level signal should be sent from the
remote control unit to act ivate the alarms.
Use the connections shown above.
2-5
2-3. CONNECTIONS

Connect the unit as shown below.

Color or
Black fie white
OUT 2 OUT 1 Cameras

Video
MONITOR MONITOR out 4 :=J
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REMOTE

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REMOTE
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2-6

2-4. OPERATION

2-4-1. OUTPUT SELECT

a) Connect all equipment and video signal input and output


cables.
b) connect up the power cable and switch the unit on (the
green indicator should light UP).
C) Check the signal from VIDEO OUT 1 using a video monitor,
Select the normal mode by pressing one of the 4 VIDEO
SELECT switches. Check that each camera scene can be
displayed independently on the monitor when the respec­
tive switch number is pressed. For each camera scene,
adjust the focus, angle, and position of each camera as
necessary.

NOTE: The VIDEO OUT 2 maintains a split picture image


even when the VIDEO OUT 1 scene is changed.

d) Select the split mode by pressing the ITT2l switch.


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2-4-2. CHARACTER SETTING

Monitor display
1.
lTTIJ Press the 'split screen l
OJ.:.!] switch in the OUTPUT Picture Picture
SELECT section. #1 #2

Picture Picture
#3 #4

2. SET Press the SET switch.


Characters should be
I{j'I displayed on the monitor
and the position of an 1*1
*IDEO 1 VIDEO 2

~ mark is displayed in the


first character in picture VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4
#1.

3•
Press one of these switches to change
the character at the position marked by tte

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asterisk (*) according to the Character
Table. Hold the switch down to move
through the character selections to the
CHAR SEL desired character.

2-7
Character Table.

ABCDEFGHIJKLM- ..

NOPQRSTUUWXYZ:I(

B 1 23456789?! ~. )
+++ .. +-*/=&41=18., . . . __
4.
Press one of these switches to move
the '*' mark position. The '*' mark

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CHAR pas
moves as shown below.

Picture 1
1*
Picture 2
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Character display area

Hold the switch down to move the '*' mark


to the desired position.

5. Repeat 3 and 4 above, until the desired title display


are obtained.

6. SET Press the SET switch when character setting


has been completed.

7. SUPER Press the SUPER switch


to display the titles.
Press the switch a
second time when the VIDEO 1 VIDEO 2
title displays are no
longer required.
VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4

2-8

2-4-3. FREEZE OPERATION


1.

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Press the 'split screen'
switch in the OUTPUT SELECT
section.
#2

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2. SET Check that the SET switch is off (green lamp


should be off).

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When any of these four switches are #l #2


pressed, the corresponding picture moving frozen
scene will be frozen. A green light will o tct.urc picture
show witch picture is currently being #3 #4
frozen. The diagram above shows that frozen moving
pictures 2 and 3 are frozen. p i c t u r e picture

4. To release the freeze function, press the switch a second


time. The green lamp will go off.

5. SUPER When the SUPER switch is pressed in the split


screen mode, four different title characters
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are displayed on each compressed image.

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6. When the freeze switch is engaged while the SUPER switch
is on, a 'FREEZE' message is alternately displayed on the
frozen pictures.

2-4-4. ALARM OPERATION

When the SUPER switch is on and split SCreen is selected,


if an ALARM signal is fed through the REMOTE connector, a
'ALARM' message is displayed in the respective video scene.
If an alarm signal is input to a frozen picture, the freeze
function is released and the 'ALARM' message is displayed
instead of the 'FREEZE' message.
When the alarm signal stops, the picture returns to the
normal condition.

2-9
2-4-5 . COLD START

When the internal rechargeable battery is f lat, the preset


cha r ac t e r s are lost and random characters are displayed in their
place . In this case, turn on switch No.3 of SW2 (dip-switch) on
the A3- 3S19 board inside the MV-40P, then turn it off again.
A I_' symbol will then be displayed in all character display
spaces.

A3 -3519 BOARD

ON SW2
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1 2 34 56 78 Switch Nos.

2 - 4 - 6 . CHARACTER POSITION

To change the position of the characters, turn on one of switch


Nos. 5, 6, 7 and 8 of SW2 on the A3 -3519 board in the MV-40P.
Depe nd i ng on the switch selec ted, the characters will move in the
d irections shown below.
Switch No.5 Downwards
No.6 Upwards
No.7 Rightwards
No.8 Le f t wa r d s
When the characters reach the desired position, switch al l t he
abov e Swi t c he s off. The characters are now set to appear at that
posi t ion until any further adjustments are made.
Th i s function operates in both normal and split modes.

2-10

Warning

This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency


energy and if not Installed and used In accordance with the Instructions
manual, may cause interference to radio communications. It has been
tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A computing
device pursuant to SUbpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are
designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference
when operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this
equipment In a residential area Is likely to cause interference in which
case the user at his own expense will be required to take whatever
measures may be required to correct the interference.
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