Ross® Kondor and NK

This setup information applies to the Ross® Kondor and NK series routers.

Cable Connections

The Kondor connects to the switcher over an RS-422 serial connection to a DB9 port on the switcher and a DB25 port on the device. A connection through a CPU Port Expander is also supported. If the you do not have a port expander and a computer is required to be connected to the router at all times, the Ross ASCII protocol must be used to allow the switcher to control the router.

The NK connects to an NK-SCP/A over a T-Bus connection and then to the switcher over an RS-232 serial connection to a remote port on the control panel.

Table 1. Switcher to Kondor Cable Connections
Acuity (Remote Port) Kondor ASCII (AUX Serial COM Port) Kondor EOS-2000 (PC Port)
2 (Rx-) 17 (Tx-) 2 (Tx-)
3 (Tx+) 18 (Rx+) 3 (Rx+)
7 (Rx+) 4 (Tx+) 7 (Tx+)
8 (Tx-) 6 (Rx-) 8 (Rx-)
Table 2. Switcher to NK-SCP/A Cable Connections
Acuity (Remote Port) NK-SCP/A (RS-232 Port)
2 (Tx) 3 (Rx)
3 (Rx) 2 (Tx)
5 (GND) 5 (GND)

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 to select your device.
    • Kondor (EOS-2000) — select RossEOS if you are using the EOS-2000 protocol.
    • Kondor (ASCII) — select RossASC if you are using the ASCII protocol.
    • NK — select RossASC.
  5. Press Com Type and use the Type knob to select the transmission standard for your device.
    • Kondor — select RS-422.
    • NK — select RS-232.
  6. Press Com Settings and use the Baud and Parity knobs to select your baud and parity settings.
    • Kondor (EOS-2000) — select 57600 (Baud) and NONE (Parity).
    • Kondor (ASCII) — select 38400 (Baud) and NONE (Parity).
    • NK — select 38400 (Baud) and NONE (Parity).
  7. Press Extra Options and use the Option and Value knobs to set the device parameters.
    Option Value
    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 Communication for the Ultrix

The Ultrix automatically listens on the default GVG NP and Pro-Bel ports.

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.