NK Series Auxiliary Control Panels

The information in this document applies to the RCP-NK1 and NK-IPS.

Cable Connections

The Ross® RCP-NK1 connects to the switcher through an NK-IPS and NK-NET. The connection between the NK-NET and the switcher is over ethernet.

Figure 1. RCP-NK1 to Switcher Cabling

Refer to the documentation that came with your device for safety and setup information.

Switcher Communications Setup

The switcher must be set up to communicate with the aux panel using an ethernet protocol.

To Set Up Ethernet Communications

  1. Press MENU > SYSTEM > NEXT > NEXT > Device Config
  2. Press Add and use the Slot knob to select an ethernet connection (Slot #).
  3. Use the Type knob to select RouterPanel.
  4. Press NEXT.
  5. Use the SubType knob to select NK-IPS_1.0.
  6. Press NEXT.
  7. Use the Field knob to select the segment of the IP address you want to edit and the Value knob to select the number.
    Note: You must enter the IP address of the NK-NET that you are using to communicate with the NK-IPS.
  8. Press NEXT.
  9. Use the Option and Value knobs to complete the setup.
    Option Value
    Port Select the Client TCP Port of the NK-IPS that the RCP-NK1 is connected to.
    Level Select which level on the RCP panel is controlling the switcher.
  10. Press the Option knob and Confirm to add the device.

Auxiliary Control Panel Setup

The aux panel must be set up to communicate with the switcher using the same communications as you set the switcher up to use.

Note: This information in this procedure is provided as a guide and is based on the current version of hardware and software that was available at the time of testing. For the most accurate and up-to-date information, refer to the documentation that came with your router.
Note: The NK-IPS must be set with a gateway of 0.0.0.0 if there is no gateway configured on your network.

To Set Up Ethernet Communications

The information in this procedure is provided as a guide and may not represent the current state of the RCP panels. Refer to the documentation that came with your RCP panel for the latest setup information.

  1. Connect the RCP to a network on the same subnet as your DashBoard computer and the switcher.
  2. In DashBoard, click File > Show Walkabout.
  3. Click Refresh.

    A list of all RCP panels on the network is shown.

  4. Select the RCP panel that you want to set up.
    Tip: If you do not know which RCP is the one you want to set up, click Locate for each RCP until the buttons on your RCP panel start flashing. Click Locate again to stop the buttons flashing.
  5. Enter the IP Address (Address), netmask (Netmask), and gateway (Gateway) you want to assign to the panel.
    Tip: You can also enter a name (Name) for the panel if you want.
  6. Click Reboot to reboot the panel and apply the new network settings.

    When the panel reboots with the new network settings it should be discovered by DashBoard and appear in the Basic Tree View.

  7. Double-click the RCP node in the Basic Tree View to open the configuration window.
  8. In the Servers to connect to area, enter the IP address of the NK-IPS that you want to connect it to.
  9. Click Send Configuration.

Remote Control Panel Interface

From the Ross RCP-NK1 Remote Panel, you can select video sources on Aux, Program, Preview, and Key buses on the switcher, and run custom controls.

To Select a Source on a Bus from the Remote Panel

  1. Select the level on the Remote Control Panel that is assigned to the switcher.
  2. Select the button on the output section of the Remote Panel that corresponds to the output BNC on the switcher. Refer to the output mapping table for your switcher.
  3. Select the button on the input section of the Remote Panel that corresponds to the source on the switcher you want to select. Refer to the input mapping table for your switcher.

Selecting an input (or source) on the Remote Panel acts like a selection of that source on the bus of the switcher.

Router Panel Output/Input Mapping

Note: The mapping for the Carbonite Black operating in a UHDTV1 video format is different from it operating in an SD/HD format.
Note: PGM ME refers to the ME that is set at the program ME on the switcher, and could be any ME, depending on the configuration of your switcher.
Table 1. Router Control Panel Output Mapping
Router Output Carbonite Graphite Carbonite Black SD/HD Ultra SD/HD Carbonite Black UHDTV1 Ultra UHDTV1
1-8 Aux 1-8
9-10 -- Aux 9-10
11-20 -- Aux 11-20 -- Aux 11-20
21-28 -- Aux 21-28 -- Aux 21-28
61 MiniME 1 Program
62 MiniME 1 Preview
63 MiniME 1 Key 1 Video+Alpha
64 MiniME 1 Key 2 Video+Alpha
65 MiniME 1 Key 1 Alpha
66 MiniME 1 Key 2 Alpha
67 MiniME 2 Program
68 MiniME 2 Preview
69 MiniME 2 Key 1 Video+Alpha
70 MiniME 2 Key 2 Video+Alpha
71 MiniME 2 Key 1 Alpha
72 MiniME 2 Key 2 Alpha
73 MiniME 3 Program --
74 MiniME 3 Preview --
75 MiniME 3 Key 1 Video+Alpha --
76 MiniME 3 Key 2 Video+Alpha --
77 MiniME 3 Key 1 Alpha --
78 MiniME 3 Key 2 Alpha --
79 MiniME 4 Program --
80 MiniME 4 Preview --
81 MiniME 4 Key 1 Video+Alpha --
82 MiniME 4 Key 2 Video+Alpha --
83 MiniME 4 Key 1 Alpha --
84 MiniME 4 Key 2 Alpha --
85 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 1 Program -- CanvasMultiScreen 1 Program
86 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 1 Preview -- CanvasMultiScreen 1 Preview
87 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 1 Key 1 Video+Alpha -- CanvasMultiScreen 1 Key 1 Video+Alpha
88 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 1 Key 2 Video+Alpha -- CanvasMultiScreen 1 Key 2 Video+Alpha
89 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 1 Key 1 Alpha -- CanvasMultiScreen 1 Key 1 Alpha
90 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 1 Key 2 Alpha -- CanvasMultiScreen 1 Key 2 Alpha
91 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 2 Program --
92 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 2 Preview --
93 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 2 Key 1 Video+Alpha --
94 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 2 Key 2 Video+Alpha --
95 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 2 Key 1 Alpha --
96 MultiScreen/CanvasMultiScreen 2 Key 2 Alpha --
97 PGM ME Program ME P/P Program PGM ME Program ME P/P Program
98 PGM ME Preview ME P/P Preview PGM ME Preview ME P/P Preview
99 PGM ME Key 1 Video+Alpha ME P/P Key 1 Video+Alpha PGM ME Key 1 Video+Alpha ME P/P Key 1 Video+Alpha
100 PGM ME Key 2 Video+Alpha ME P/P Key 2 Video+Alpha PGM ME Key 2 Video+Alpha ME P/P Key 2 Video+Alpha
101 PGM ME Key 3 Video+Alpha ME P/P Key 3 Video+Alpha PGM ME Key 3 Video+Alpha ME P/P Key 3 Video+Alpha
102 PGM ME Key 4 Video+Alpha ME P/P Key 4 Video+Alpha PGM ME Key 4 Video+Alpha ME P/P Key 4 Video+Alpha
105 PGM ME Key 1 Alpha ME P/P Key 1 Alpha PGM ME Key 1 Alpha ME P/P Key 1 Alpha
106 PGM ME Key 2 Alpha ME P/P Key 2 Alpha PGM ME Key 2 Alpha ME P/P Key 2 Alpha
107 PGM ME Key 3 Alpha ME P/P Key 3 Alpha PGM ME Key 3 Alpha ME P/P Key 3 Alpha
108 PGM ME Key 4 Alpha ME P/P Key 4 Alpha PGM ME Key 4 Alpha ME P/P Key 4 Alpha
111 ME 1 Program
112 ME 1 Preview
113 ME 1 Key 1 Video+Alpha
114 ME 1 Key 2 Video+Alpha
115 ME 1 Key 3 Video+Alpha
116 ME 1 Key 4 Video+Alpha
119 ME 1 Key 1 Alpha
120 ME 1 Key 2 Alpha
121 ME 1 Key 3 Alpha
122 ME 1 Key 4 Alpha
125 ME 2 Program --
126 ME 2 Preview --
127 ME 2 Key 1 Video+Alpha --
128 ME 2 Key 2 Video+Alpha --
129 ME 2 Key 3 Video+Alpha --
130 ME 2 Key 4 Video+Alpha --
133 ME 2 Key 1 Alpha --
134 ME 2 Key 2 Alpha --
135 ME 2 Key 3 Alpha --
136 ME 2 Key 4 Alpha --
139 ME 3 Program -- ME 3 Program -- -- --
140 ME 3 Preview -- ME 3 Preview -- -- --
141 ME 3 Key 1 Video+Alpha -- ME 3 Key 1 Video+Alpha -- -- --
142 ME 3 Key 2 Video+Alpha -- ME 3 Key 2 Video+Alpha -- -- --
143 -- -- ME 3 Key 3 Video+Alpha -- -- --
144 -- -- ME 3 Key 4 Video+Alpha -- -- --
147 ME 3 Key 1 Alpha -- ME 3 Key 1 Alpha -- -- --
148 ME 3 Key 2 Alpha -- ME 3 Key 2 Alpha -- -- --
149 -- -- ME 3 Key 3 Alpha -- -- --
150 -- -- ME 3 Key 4 Alpha -- -- --
167 -- -- -- CK1 Video
168 -- -- -- CK2 Video
169 -- -- -- CK3 Video -- --
170 -- -- -- CK4 Video -- --
Table 2. Router Control Panel Input Mapping
Router Input Carbonite Graphite Carbonite Black SD/HD Ultra SD/HD Carbonite Black UHDTV1 Ultra UHDTV1
1-9 Input 1-9
10-13 Input 10-13 -- Input 10-13
14-24 Input 14-24 -- Input 14-24 -- Input 14-24
25-36 -- -- Input 25-36 -- -- --
149 Media​-Store 1
150 Media​-Store 2
151 Media​-Store 3 -- --
152 Media​-Store 4 -- --
153 -- Media​-Store 1 Alpha -- Media​-Store 1 Alpha
154 -- Media​-Store 2 Alpha -- Media​-Store 2 Alpha
155 -- Media​-Store 3 Alpha -- --
156 -- Media​-Store 4 Alpha -- --
169 Black
170 Matte
171 -- Clip Player -- Clip Player
176 PGM ME Program ME P/P Program PGM ME Program ME P/P Program
177 PGM ME Preview ME P/P Preview PGM ME Preview ME P/P Preview
178 PGM ME Clean Feed ME P/P Clean Feed PGM ME Clean Feed ME P/P Clean Feed
180 ME 1 Program
181 ME 1 Preview
182 ME 1 Clean Feed
184 ME 2 Program -- --
185 ME 2 Preview -- --
186 ME 2 Clean Feed -- --
188 ME 3 Program -- -- --
189 ME 3 Preview -- -- --
190 ME 3 Clean Feed -- -- --
200 -- -- -- CK 1 Video
201 -- -- -- CK 1 Alpha
202 -- -- -- CK 2 Video
203 -- -- -- CK 2 Alpha
204 -- -- -- CK 3 Video -- --
205 -- -- -- CK 3 Alpha -- --
206 -- -- -- CK 4 Video -- --
207 -- -- -- CK 4 Alpha -- --
208 MiniME 1 MiniME 1 MiniME 1 MiniME 1
209 MiniME 2 MiniME 1 PV MiniME 2 MiniME 1 PV
210 MiniME 3 MiniME 2 -- MiniME 2
211 MiniME 4 MiniME 2 PV -- MiniME 2 PV
212 ME 1 MediaWipe Video MiniME 3 ME 1 MediaWipe Video --
213 ME 1 MediaWipe Alpha MiniME 3 PV ME 1 MediaWipe Alpha --
214 ME 2 MediaWipe Video MiniME 4 ME 2 MediaWipe Video --
215 ME 2 MediaWipe Alpha MiniME 4 PV ME 2 MediaWipe Alpha --
216 MultiViewer 1 -- -- ME P/P MediaWipe Video -- ME P/P MediaWipe Video
217 MultiViewer 2 -- -- ME P/P MediaWipe Alpha --ME P/P MediaWipe Alpha
218 Aux 1 ME 1 MediaWipe Video Aux 1 ME 1 MediaWipe Video
219 Aux 2 ME 1 MediaWipe Alpha Aux 2 ME 1 MediaWipe Alpha
220 Aux 3 ME 2 MediaWipe Video Aux 3 --
221 Aux 4 ME 2 MediaWipe Alpha Aux 4 --
222 Aux 5 Aux 1 Aux 5 Aux 1
223 Aux 6 Aux 2 Aux 6 Aux 2
224 Aux 7 Aux 3 Aux 7 Aux 3
225 Aux 8 Aux 4 Aux 8 Aux 4
226 Aux 9 Aux 5 Aux 9 Aux 5
227 Aux 10 Aux 6 Aux 10 Aux 6
228 Aux 11 Aux 7 Aux 11 Aux 7
229 Aux 12 Aux 8 Aux 12 Aux 8
230 Aux 13 Aux 9 Aux 13 Aux 9
231 Aux 14 Aux 10 Aux 14 Aux 10
232 Aux 15 Aux 11 Aux 15 Aux 11
233 Aux 16 Aux 12 Aux 16 Aux 12
234 Aux 17 Aux 13 Aux 17 Aux 13
235 Aux 18 Aux 14 Aux 18 Aux 14
236 Aux 19 Aux 15 Aux 19 Aux 15
237 Aux 20 Aux 16 Aux 20 Aux 16
238 -- Aux 17 -- Aux 17
239 -- Aux 18 -- Aux 18
240 -- Aux 19 -- Aux 19
241 -- Aux 20 -- Aux 20
242 -- Aux 21 -- Aux 21
243 -- Aux 22 -- Aux 22
244 -- Aux 23 -- Aux 23
245 -- Aux 24 -- Aux 24
246 -- Aux 25 -- Aux 25
247 -- Aux 26 -- Aux 26
248 -- Aux 27 -- Aux 27
249 -- Aux 28 -- Aux 28
278 -- XPression Channel 1 Video1 -- -- -- --
279 -- XPression Channel 1 Alpha1 -- -- -- --
280 -- XPression Channel 2 Video1 -- -- -- --
281 -- XPression Channel 2 Alpha1 -- -- -- --
282 -- XPression Channel 3 Video1 -- -- -- --
283 -- XPression Channel 3 Alpha1 -- -- -- --
284 -- XPression Channel 4 Video1 -- -- -- --
285 -- XPression Channel 4 Alpha1 -- -- -- --

1 Graphite only

To Run, Stop, or Resume a Custom Control from a Remote Panel

  1. Select the level on the Remote Control Panel that is assigned to the switcher.
  2. Select the button on the output section of the Remote Panel that corresponds to the custom control bank that you want to run, stop, or resume a custom control on. Refer to the following tables for bank mapping information.
  3. Select the button on the input section of the Remote Panel that corresponds to the custom control that you want to run, stop, or resume. Refer to the following table for custom control mapping.

Router Panel CC Mapping

Table 3. Router Control Panel CC Bank Mapping
Router Output Switcher Source
223 Custom Control Bank 1
224 Custom Control Bank 2
225 Custom Control Bank 3
226 Custom Control Bank 4
227 Custom Control Bank 5
228 Custom Control Bank 6
229 Custom Control Bank 7
230 Custom Control Bank 8
Table 4. Router Control Panel CC Mapping for Carbonite
Router Input Switcher Source
1-32 Custom Controls
Table 5. Router Control Panel CC Mapping for Carbonite Black
Router Input Switcher Source
1-40 Custom Controls