TSL UMD Protocol Setup

The information in this document applies to the TSL UMD device using version 3.1 of the TSL protocol.

The switcher supports both the input and output of TSL UMD tally and label information. Refer to your switcher setup manual for information on setting up TSL inputs.

Cable Connections

The TSL connects to the switcher over ethernet.

Switcher Communication Setup

The switcher must be set up to communicate with the UMD using specific protocol settings.

To Set Up Ethernet Communications

  1. Click Navigation Menu > Configuration > Devices.


  2. Click Add Device.
    Tip: Click Disable Device to temporarily disable the selected device.
  3. Click Slot and select a free ethernet device slot.
    Tip: A slot does not appear in the list if it is being used. You can click on the slot in the table on the left to edit the device settings.
  4. In the Type area click Serial Tally.


  5. Select the following setting for your device:
    Setting Selection
    Driver TSL-UMD_1.0
    IP Address Enter the IP address of the device you are connecting to.
    Port Enter the network port of the device you are connecting to.
    Transport Select TCP or UDP as the transport protocol for communicating with the device.
    Center Center the text in the source label (On) or not (Off)
    FSFC Label FSFC is shown on the source labels (On) or not (Off) when a FSFC is applied to the source.
    Show Bus Name Puts the name of the bus in the label (On) or only the source name (Off).
    Show UMD ID Puts the UMD ID number, in decimal, of the source at the start of the label (On), or not (Off)
    1 Second Update Forces the switcher to send a single address per second (On), rather than all every minute (Off).
  6. Click Save.

TSL UMD Setup

Refer to the documentation that came with your TSL device for information on setting it up to communicate with the switcher.

TSL UMD Protocol

The TSL UMD protocol v3.1 with the switcher supports 16 characters with two tally outputs. Tally 1 is preview and Tally 2 is program. Tallies 3 and 4 are always off.

Note: The mapping for Carbonite is different than for Carbonite Black/Carbonite Black Solo/Graphite. Refer to the corresponding table for mapping information.

Carbonite Mapping

TSL mapping for Carbonite switchers.

Table 1. TSL UMD ID Mapping for Carbonite
ID Description
0 BK, BG, no src
1-24 Input 1-24
25 ME 1 BKGD
26 ME 1 PST
27 ME 1 Key 1 Video
28 ME 1 Key 1 Alpha
29 ME 1 Key 2 Video
30 ME 1 Key 2 Alpha
31 ME 1 Key 3 Video
32 ME 1 Key 3 Alpha
33 ME 1 Key 4 Video
34 ME 1 Key 4 Alpha
35 ME 2 BKGD
36 ME 2 PST
37 ME 2 Key 1 Video
38 ME 2 Key 1 Alpha
39 ME 2 Key 2 Video
40 ME 2 Key 2 Alpha
41 ME 2 Key 3 Video
42 ME 2 Key 3 Alpha
43 ME 2 Key 4 Video
44 ME 2 Key 4 Alpha
45 ME 3 BKGD
46 ME 3 PST
47 ME 3 Key 1 Video
48 ME 3 Key 1 Alpha
49 ME 3 Key 2 Video
50 ME 3 Key 2 Alpha
55 MultiScreen 1 BKGD
56 MultiScreen 1 PST
57 MultiScreen 1 Key 1 Video
58 MultiScreen 1 Key 2 Video
59 MultiScreen 1 Key 2 Alpha
60 MultiScreen 2 BKGD
61 MultiScreen 2 PST
62 MultiScreen 2 Key 1 Video
63 MultiScreen 2 Key 2 Video
64 MultiScreen 2 Key 2 Alpha
65-72 Aux 1-8
81 MiniME 1 BKGD
82 MiniME 1 PST
83 MiniME 1 Key 1 Video
84 MiniME 1 Key 2 Video
85 MiniME 1 Key 2 Alpha
86 MiniME 2 BKGD
87 MiniME 2 PST
88 MiniME 2 Key 1 Video
89 MiniME 2 Key 2 Video
90 MiniME 2 Key 2 Alpha
91 MiniME 3 BKGD
92 MiniME 3 PST
93 MiniME 3 Key 1 Video
94 MiniME 3 Key 2 Video
95 MiniME 3 Key 2 Alpha
96 MiniME 4 BKGD
97 MiniME 4 PST
98 MiniME 4 Key 1 Video
99 MiniME 4 Key 2 Video
100 MiniME 4 Key 2 Alpha
101-104 Media​-Store 1-4
110 Program
111 Preview
112 Clean
113 ME 1 PGM
114 ME 1 PV
115 ME 1 Clean
116 MiniME 1
117 MiniME 2
118 MiniME 3
119 MiniME 4
120 ME 2 PGM
121 ME 2 PV
122 ME 2 Clean

Carbonite Black Mapping

TSL mapping for Carbonite Black switchers.

Table 2. TSL UMD ID Mapping for Carbonite Black Solo/Graphite/Carbonite Black
ID Carbonite Black Solo Graphite Carbonite Black SD/HD Carbonite Black UHDTV1
0 BK, BG, no src
1-9 Input 1-9
10 -- Input 10 --
11 -- Input 11 --
12 -- Input 12 --
13 -- Input 13 --
14-20 -- -- Input 14-20 --
21 -- XPression Channel 1 Video Input 21 --
22 -- XPression Channel 1 Alpha Input 22 --
23 -- XPression Channel 2 Video Input 23 --
24 -- XPression Channel 2 Alpha Input 24 --
25 -- XPression Channel 3 Video Input 25 --
26 -- XPression Channel 3 Alpha Input 26 --
27 -- XPression Channel 4 Video Input 27 --
28 -- XPression Channel 4 Alpha Input 28 --
29-36 -- -- Input 29-36 --
37 ME 1 BKGD
38 ME 1 PST
39 ME 1 Key 1 Video
40 ME 1 Key 1 Alpha
41 ME 1 Key 2 Video
42 ME 1 Key 2 Alpha
43 ME 1 Key 3 Video
44 ME 1 Key 3 Alpha
45 ME 1 Key 4 Video
46 ME 1 Key 4 Alpha
47 -- ME 2 BKGD --
48 -- ME 2 PST --
49 -- ME 2 Key 1 Video --
50 -- ME 2 Key 1 Alpha --
51 -- ME 2 Key 2 Video --
52 -- ME 2 Key 2 Alpha --
53 -- ME 2 Key 3 Video --
54 -- ME 2 Key 3 Alpha --
55 -- ME 2 Key 4 Video --
56 -- ME 2 Key 4 Alpha --
57 -- ME 3 BKGD --
58 -- ME 3 PST --
59 -- ME 3 Key 1 Video --
60 -- ME 3 Key 1 Alpha --
61 -- ME 3 Key 2 Video --
62 -- ME 3 Key 2 Alpha --
63 -- ME 3 Key 3 Video --
64 -- ME 3 Key 3 Alpha --
65 -- ME 3 Key 4 Video --
66 -- ME 3 Key 4 Alpha --
67-76 Aux 1-10
77-82 Aux 11-16 --
83-86 -- Aux 17-20 --
87 MiniME 1 BKGD
88 MiniME 1 PST
89 MiniME 1 Key 1 Video
90 MiniME 1 Key 2 Video
91 MiniME 2 BKGD
92 MiniME 2 PST
93 MiniME 2 Key 1 Video
94 MiniME 2 Key 2 Video
95 -- MiniME 3 BKGD --
96 -- MiniME 3 PST --
97 -- MiniME 3 Key 1 Video --
98 -- MiniME 3 Key 2 Video --
101 Media​-Store 1
102 Media​-Store 2
103 Media​-Store 3 --
104 Media​-Store 4 --
105 -- MiniME 4 BKGD --
106 -- MiniME 4 PST --
107 -- MiniME 4 Key 1 Video --
108 -- MiniME 4 Key 2 Video --
110 Program
111 Preview
112 Clean
113 ME 1 PGM
114 ME 1 PV
115 ME 1 Clean
116 MiniME 1
117 MiniME 2
118 -- MiniME 3 --
119 -- MiniME 4 --
120 -- ME 2 PGM --
121 -- ME 2 PV --
122 -- ME 2 Clean --
123 CK1 Video
124 CK1 Alpha
125 CK2 Video
126 CK2 Alpha

Carbonite Ultra Mapping

TSL mapping for Ultra switchers.

The ID mapping depends on the mode the switcher is operating in and the resources that each mode has.

Table 3. Resource Grouping and Switcher Mode
Grouping Switcher Mode
SD 4 Key SD 4 Key
HD 4 Key HD 4 Key
HD SRC 4 Key
HD ROT 4 Key
HD 6 Key HD 6 Key
HD SRC 6 Key
HD ROT 6 Key
UHD UHD
Table 4. TSL UMD ID Mapping for Ultra
ID SD 4 Key HD 4 Key UHD HD 6 Key
0 BK, BG, no src
1-24 Input 1-24
25 ME P/P BKGD
26 ME P/P PST
27 ME P/P Key 1 Video
28 ME P/P Key 1 Alpha
29 ME P/P Key 2 Video
30 ME P/P Key 2 Alpha
31 ME P/P Key 3 Video
32 ME P/P Key 3 Alpha
33 ME P/P Key 4 Video
34 ME P/P Key 4 Alpha
35 ME 1 BKGD ME P/P Key 5 Video
36 ME 1 PST ME P/P Key 5 Alpha
37 ME 1 Key 1 Video ME P/P Key 6 Video
38 ME 1 Key 1 Alpha ME P/P Key 6 Alpha
39 ME 1 Key 2 Video ME 1 BKGD
40 ME 1 Key 2 Alpha ME 1 PST
41 ME 1 Key 3 Video ME 1 Key 1 Video
42 ME 1 Key 3 Alpha ME 1 Key 1 Alpha
43 ME 1 Key 4 Video ME 1 Key 2 Video
44 ME 1 Key 4 Alpha ME 1 Key 2 Alpha
45 ME 2 BKGD -- ME 1 Key 3 Video
46 ME 2 PST -- ME 1 Key 3 Alpha
47 ME 2 Key 1 Video -- ME 1 Key 4 Video
48 ME 2 Key 1 Alpha -- ME 1 Key 4 Alpha
49 ME 2 Key 2 Video -- ME 1 Key 5 Video
50 ME 2 Key 2 Alpha -- ME 1 Key 5 Alpha
51 ME 2 Key 3 Video -- ME 1 Key 6 Video
52 ME 2 Key 3 Alpha -- ME 1 Key 6 Alpha
53 ME 2 Key 4 Video -- --
54 ME 2 Key 4 Alpha -- --
55 ME P/P PGM
56 ME P/P PV
57 ME P/P Clean
58 ME 1 PGM
59 ME 1 PV
60 ME 1 Clean
61 ME 2 PGM --
62 ME 2 PV --
63 ME 2 Clean --
64 MiniME 1 BKGD
65 MiniME 1 PST
66 MiniME 1 Key 1 Video
67 MiniME 1 Key 2 Video
68 MiniME 2 BKGD
69 MiniME 2 PST
70 MiniME 2 Key 1 Video
71 MiniME 2 Key 2 Video
72 MiniME 3 BKGD -- MiniME 3 BKGD
73 MiniME 3 PST -- MiniME 3 PST
74 MiniME 3 Key 1 Video -- MiniME 3 Key 1 Video
75 MiniME 3 Key 2 Video -- MiniME 3 Key 2 Video
76 MiniME 4 BKGD -- MiniME 4 BKGD
77 MiniME 4 PST -- MiniME 4 PST
78 MiniME 4 Key 1 Video -- MiniME 4 Key 1 Video
79 MiniME 4 Key 2 Video -- MiniME 4 Key 2 Video
80 MiniME 1 PGM
81 MiniME 1 PV
82 MiniME 1 Combined
83 MiniME 2 PGM
84 MiniME 2 PV
85 MiniME 2 Combined
86 MiniME 3 PGM -- MiniME 3 PGM
87 MiniME 3 PV -- MiniME 3 PV
88 MiniME 3 Combined -- MiniME 3 Combined
89 MiniME 4 PGM -- MiniME 4 PGM
90 MiniME 4 PV -- MiniME 4 PV
91 MiniME 4 Combined -- MiniME 4 Combined
92-95 Media​-Store 1-4
96 Chroma Key 1
97 Chroma Key 2
98 Chroma Key 3 -- Chroma Key 3
99 Chroma Key 4 -- Chroma Key 4
100-125 Aux 1-26
126 Aux 27 Clip Player Aux 27 Clip Player

Ultrix Carbonite Mapping

TSL mapping for the Ultrix Carbonite switcher.

The ID mapping depends on the mode the switcher is operating in and the resources that each mode has.

Table 5. Resource Grouping and Switcher Mode
Grouping Switcher Mode
HD 2 ME HD 2 ME 4 MM
HD 3 ME HD 3 ME
UHD UHD
Table 6. TSL UMD ID Mapping for Ultra
ID HD 2 ME UHD HD 3 ME
0 BK, BG, no src
1-22 Input 1-22
25 ME P/P BKGD
26 ME P/P PST
27 ME P/P Key 1 Video
28 ME P/P Key 1 Alpha
29 ME P/P Key 2 Video
30 ME P/P Key 2 Alpha
31 ME P/P Key 3 Video
32 ME P/P Key 3 Alpha
33 ME P/P Key 4 Video
34 ME P/P Key 4 Alpha
35 ME P/P Key 5 Video
36 ME P/P Key 5 Alpha
37 ME P/P Key 6 Video
38 ME P/P Key 6 Alpha
39 ME 1 BKGD
40 ME 1 PST
41 ME 1 Key 1 Video
42 ME 1 Key 1 Alpha
43 ME 1 Key 2 Video
44 ME 1 Key 2 Alpha
45 ME 1 Key 3 Video
46 ME 1 Key 3 Alpha
47 ME 1 Key 4 Video
48 ME 1 Key 4 Alpha
49 ME 1 Key 5 Video
50 ME 1 Key 5 Alpha
51 ME 1 Key 6 Video
52 ME 1 Key 6 Alpha
53 -- ME 2 BKGD
54 -- ME 2 PST
55 ME P/P PGM ME 2 Key 1 Video
56 ME P/P PV ME 2 Key 1 Alpha
57 ME P/P Clean ME 2 Key 2 Video
58 ME 1 PGM ME 2 Key 2 Alpha
59 ME 1 PV ME 2 Key 3 Video
60 ME 1 Clean ME 2 Key 3 Alpha
61 -- ME 2 Key 4 Video
62 -- ME 2 Key 4 Alpha
63 -- ME 2 Key 5 Video
64 MiniME 1 BKGD ME 2 Key 5 Alpha
65 MiniME 1 PST ME 2 Key 6 Video
66 MiniME 1 Key 1 Video ME 2 Key 6 Alpha
67 MiniME 1 Key 2 Video ME P/P PGM
68 MiniME 2 BKGD ME P/P PV
69 MiniME 2 PST ME P/P Clean
70 MiniME 2 Key 1 Video ME 1 PGM
71 MiniME 2 Key 2 Video ME 1 PV
72 MiniME 3 BKGD -- ME 1 Clean
73 MiniME 3 PST -- ME 2 PGM
74 MiniME 3 Key 1 Video -- ME 2 PV
75 MiniME 3 Key 2 Video -- ME 2 Clean
76 MiniME 4 BKGD -- --
77 MiniME 4 PST -- --
78 MiniME 4 Key 1 Video -- --
79 MiniME 4 Key 2 Video -- --
80 MiniME 1 PGM --
81 MiniME 1 PV --
82 MiniME 1 Combined --
83 MiniME 2 PGM --
84 MiniME 2 PV --
85 MiniME 2 Combined --
86 MiniME 3 PGM -- --
87 MiniME 3 PV -- --
88 MiniME 3 Combined -- --
89 MiniME 4 PGM -- --
90 MiniME 4 PV -- --
91 MiniME 4 Combined -- --
92-95 Media​-Store 1-4
96 Chroma Key 1
97 Chroma Key 2
98 Chroma Key 3 -- Chroma Key 3
99 Chroma Key 4 -- Chroma Key 4
100-125 Aux 1-26
126 Clip Player Aux 27 Clip Player