Router Mnemonic Names

This information will help you set up default mnemonic source names for routers that do not support passing mnemonic names to the switcher.

To set up the source and destination names, you must create an input and output coma-separated values file (.CSV). In each file you list the destinations, sources, and levels that you want to assign a name to, as well as the name you want to use.

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To complete this procedure and properly set up communications between the switcher and the router, you must have the following software, options and components:

  • Switcher software version 1.1a (Acuity), 12.1a (Vision), or higher.
  • Computer with a text editor or spreadsheet application that can export to a CSV file format.

Creating the Router Names Files

If your router supports exporting of input and output names in a coma-separated values file (.CSV) format, you must rename the files before they can be used by the switcher. The format for the input and output names files is listed below.

Table 1. Router CSV File Names
Router Input File Output File
Evertz® Xenon Pro-Bel_Input.csv Pro-Bel_Output.csv
Extron® System 8/10 Extron_Input.csv Extron_Output.csv
GV Grass Valley® Encore GVG_Input.csv GVG_Output.csv
GV Grass Valley® Jupiter Jupiter_Input.csv Jupiter_Output.csv
GV Grass Valley® NVISION® NV9000_Input.csv NV9000_Output.csv
GV Grass Valley® NVISION® 9000 NV9000_Input.csv NV9000_Output.csv
GV Grass Valley® SMS 7000 GVG_Input.csv GVG_Output.csv
Imagine Communications Routing Switcher GVG_Input.csv GVG_Output.csv
Imagine Communications VIA32 Via32_Input.csv Via32_Output.csv
Nevion VikinX VikinX_Input.csv VikinX_Output.csv
PESA Cheetah Pesa_Input.csv Pesa_Output.csv
PESA Cougar Pesa_Input.csv Pesa_Output.csv
Ross® Kondor (ASCII) RossASC_Input.csv RossASC_Output.csv
Ross® Kondor (EOS-2000) RossEOS_Input.csv RossEOS_Output.csv
Ross® NK RossASC_Input.csv RossASC_Output.csv
Sierra Video Yosemite Yosemite_Input.csv Yosemite_Output.csv
Snell Advanced Media® Freeway Pro-Bel_Input.csv Pro-Bel_Output.csv
Snell Advanced Media® Halo Pro-Bel_Input.csv Pro-Bel_Output.csv
Utah Scientific Utah_Input.csv Utah_Output.csv

To create your own input and output names files, you will need to create a new document. This can either be done manually in a text editor, or using a spreadsheet program that can export to a CSV file format. In the file, you must provide a heading for each column, list the source or destination number, and the name you want to apply to that source or destination. When entering the name, remember that the mnemonics on the switcher only display up to 8 characters. The following is an example of a csv formatted file content.

Important: You must list all source, or destination, numbers, in order, without skipping any entries. If you do not want to assign a name to a source or destination leave the second column blank.
  • Device_ID,Device_Mnemonics
  • 1,CG1-Vide
  • 2,CG1-Alph
  • 3,SMS1-Vid
  • 4,SMS1-Alp

Transferring the Router Names Files to the Switcher

Any FTP client can be used to connect to the http://frame_ip/stills/ folder on the frame for transferring files.

The default IP address for the frame is and the default user name and password are user and password.

Important: The input and output router names csv files must be put into the base stills directory.

To Apply a Router Names File

  1. Press HOME > Setup > Installation > Com Setup.
  2. Press Type and use the Com Port knob to select the router you want to apply the mnemonic names file to.
  3. Press More > Read in Router Data.
    The input and output names files are installed.
  4. Press HOME > Confirm.