To Set Up Basic Serial Communications

  1. Press HOME > Setup > Installation > Com Setup.
    Tip: You can rename a port by pressing More > Rename Com Port and entering the new name. This new name is used when referencing the port on the menus.
  2. Press Type and use the Com Port knob to select the port that you want to set up for your device.
    • REMOTE X — the 8 DB9 ports on the back of the control panel
    • ExtLnk 2-4 — the RJ-45 ports on the back of the control panel
    • PERIPH X — the 8 DB9 ports on the back of the frame
  3. Use the Device knob to select the class of device you want to set up on the selected port.
  4. Press Select Device and use the Device knob to select the particular device or protocol you are using to interface with your device.
    Note: If you are setting up a VTR or Video Server, use the VTR Preroll knob to set the time the switcher will wait before performing a transition. This time can be used for a tape machine to get ready, or a video server to load a clip.
  5. Press Com Type and use the Type knob to select the communications standard (RS-232 or RS-422) that your device supports.
  6. Press Com Settings and use the Baud and Parity knobs to select the settings that your device supports.
  7. Press Extra Options and set the options as indicated on the device setup sheet.
  8. Press HOME > Confirm.