GV Grass Valley® Routers

This setup information applies to the Encore, SMS 7000, NVISION®, NVISION® 9000, and Jupiter.

Cable Connections

The Encore connects to the switcher over an RS-422 serial connection to a DB9 port on the switcher and an RJ-45 port on the device. The SMS 7000, NVISION®, NVISION® 9000, and Jupiter have a standard DB9 port on the devices.

Pinouts for both the 6100884xx and 6101000xx revisions of the Encore are shown.

Table 1. Switcher to Encore Cable Connections
Acuity (Remote Port) Encore 6100884xx (RS-422/RS485 SIO Port) Encore 6101000xx (RS-422/RS485 SIO Port)
2 (Rx-) 8 (Tx-) 2 (Tx-)
3 (Tx+) 1 (Rx+) 8 (Rx+)
7 (Rx+) 3 (Tx+) 1 (Tx+)
8 (Tx-) 6 (Rx-) 7 (Rx-)
Table 2. Switcher to SMS 7000 Cable Connections
Acuity (Remote Port) SMS 7000 (ASYNC RS-422-3 Port)
2 (Rx-) 2 (Tx-)
3 (Tx+) 3 (Rx+)
7 (Rx+) 7 (Tx+)
8 (Tx-) 8 (Rx-)
Table 3. Switcher to NVISION® Cable Connections
Acuity (Remote Port) NVISION® (PRI CTL Port)
2 (Rx-) 2 (Tx-)
3 (Tx+) 3 (Rx+)
7 (Rx+) 7 (Tx+)
8 (Tx-) 8 (Rx-)
Table 4. Switcher to NVISION® 9000 Cable Connections
Acuity (Remote Port) NVISION® 9000 (PRI CTL Port)
2 (Rx-) 8 (Tx-)
3 (Tx+) 7 (Rx+)
7 (Rx+) 3 (Tx+)
8 (Tx-) 2 (Rx-)
Table 5. Switcher to Jupiter Cable Connections
Acuity (Remote Port) Jupiter (1,3,5, or 7 Port)
2 (Rx-) 8 (Tx-)
3 (Tx+) 7 (Rx+)
7 (Rx+) 3 (Tx+)
8 (Tx-) 2 (Rx-)

Switcher Setup

The switcher must be set up to communicate with the router, as well as associate the video inputs that are coming into the switcher from the router with the specific router they are coming from.

To Set Up Communications

  1. Press HOME > Setup > Installation > Com Setup
  2. Press Type and use the Com Port knob to select the remote port that you want to set up for the device.
  3. Use the Device knob to select Router.
  4. Press Select Device and use the Device knob to select your device.
    • Encore — select GVG NP.
    • SMS 7000 — select GVG NP.
    • NVISION® — select NVSP.
    • NVISION® 9000 — select NVSP.
    • Jupiter — select Jupiter.
  5. Press Com Type and use the Type knob to select RS-422.
  6. Press Com Settings and use the Baud and Parity knobs to select 38400 (Baud) and NONE (Parity).
  7. Press Extra Options and use the Option and Value knobs to set the device parameters.
    Option Value
    Xpts (NVISION®/NVISION® 9000) 128 (default)
    Src & Dest Base (NVISION®/NVISION® 9000) 1 (default)
    Level Base (NVISION®/NVISION® 9000) 1 (default)
    Base (Jupiter) 1 (default)
    Src Xpts 255 (default)
    Dest Xpts 255 (default)
  8. Press HOME > Confirm.

To Set Up a Video Input

  1. Press HOME > Setup > Installation > Source Configuration > Input Type.
  2. Use the Input knob to select the input source that is coming from the router.
  3. In the Input Type area, select Router.
  4. Press More.
  5. Press Router Setup and use the Router knob to select the router that the video source is coming from.
  6. Use the BNC DST knob to select the destination, or output, on the router that is feeding the selected input BNC.
  7. Press Router Options and use the Level knob to select the level, or breakaway, that is switched on the router when a new input is selected.
  8. Use the Show Mnemonics knob to select whether the router source name is shown on the mnemonic for the selected input (Yes) or if the switcher source name is shown (No).
  9. Press HOME > Confirm.

Device Setup

The device must be set up to communicate with the switcher using the same serial or ethernet 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 device.

To Set Up the Encore

Ensure that your GV Grass Valley® Encore Control System is configured to use the GV Grass Valley® Native Protocol on the desired chassis port.

To Set Up the SMS 7000

Use the SMS 7000 configuration tool to set the port (port number depends on the socket that the AMEZI is installed) as required.

To Set Up the NVISION®/NVISION® 9000

Refer to the documentation that came with your device for setting it up for external control.

To Set Up the Jupiter

The Configuration Set must be configured using the Configuration Editor Software, valid as of version 5.1.0.

Tip: If you are having trouble controlling the Jupiter from your switcher, you may need to change the Base Extra Option to 0 on the control panel.
  1. In the Configure\Serial Protocol Menu, configure the ports to use ESswitch (ESW) protocol and the appropriate Baud rate setting. Repeat for all port(s) connected to the switcher.
  2. In the Configure\MPK Devices Menu, set up a device with the “type” as Serial and set to use the port connected to the switcher.
  3. The Input Set, Output Set and Level Set must be set to the appropriate "sets" configured in the Configure\ControlPanel Sets Sub-menu. Each switcher to be attached must be configured as a separate MPK Device on the appropriate port.

For more information concerning the configuration of a Set and downloading the Set to the controller, refer to the Jupiter documentation.

Router Mnemonic Names

If your router/protocol does not support passing mnemonic names to the switcher, you can manually add those names. Refer to Router Mnemonic Names for more information.