The American Dynamics MegaPower LT Matrix Switcher/Controller System (CC 300) is useful for small-scale security system installations. The DirectSet function allows you to easily access features like wide dynamic range, day/night and dome information screens without changing the other dome settings.
The system comes with 32 inputs, 8 outputs, and a ControlCenter 300 keyboard. The MegaPower LT is compatible with the SpeedDome series of programmable dome cameras. You can program up to 128 views, each with a camera input number and either a preset number or a pattern number; set up to 16 tours or sequences of video inputs. Built-in diagnostics allow you to determine the status of the system's internal components. The LEDs on the front of the unit indicate power status and system health.
- Allows you to quickly access and change dome camera settings either via an on-screen selection or simple keyboard command, without the need to access the dome menus. The DirectSet function allows you to easily access features like wide dynamic range, day/night and dome information screens without changing the other dome settings.
- Multiple Mounting Options
- The flexible mounting ears can be attached to the unit in multiple orientations to enable desk, wall, or rack mounting.
- System Configuration
- Modular, high-density system with a choice of 32 video inputs and 8 video outputs.
- Camera Site Control
- Control fixed and variable-speed domes, auxiliary outputs, presets, and patterns at different camera sites via the SensorNet outputs and the AD-UTC protocol.
- System Programming and Passcode Menu Access
- The on-screen menu enables use of any full-system keyboard to program system features. Menu access is passcode protected to prevent unauthorized access. The system provides for 2 levels of menu access i.e. administrator and supervisor, of which only administrator access provides access to the alarm and installer menus.
- ADnet (RS-485) and RS-232 Communications
- One RJ-45 jack allows standard communication with keyboards, other MegaPower LT systems, and ADnet devices. The port is programmable for data rates of 9.6k and 19.2k baud. The RJ-45 connector simultaneously supports RS-232 communications. The port can expand to 4 ports with an optional port expander.
- Selectable on-screen text
- Each of the monitors display the date/time, video input number, monitor number, 16-character user-definable video input or view title, alarm message and event message. White-character on-screen text with black outline optimizes viewing on diverse contrast scenes. You can turn each of the displays on and off; additionally you can also select the line on which the titles will appear.
- Recorder Control (DirectControl)
- With the ControlCenter 300 keyboard in ADnet mode, you can control standard recorder functions directly - play, stop, pause, record, rewind, fast forward, eject - for both RS-232 controlled VCRs and digital recorders.
- Time and Date
You can set the display to a 12 or 24-hour clock. 3 date formats are provided:
- You can program up to 128 views, each with a camera input number and either a preset number or a pattern number. Each view can be given a unique title, which replaces the camera title on the monitor display when selected either manually or as part of a sequence.
- Tours (Sequences)
- You can fix up to 16 tours or sequences of video inputs for call-up to monitors at anytime. Each tour provides 16 positions for insertion of video inputs and views - each with an individual dwell time. Tours can be run forward or in reverse. They can include the same video input multiple times and/or multiple presets and patterns from a single camera. Two tours can be connected together to provide up to 32 entries. Video inputs partitioned from a monitor are automatically skipped.
- Automatic Alarm Call-up
You can program alarm inputs to call any video input to one or more video outputs. For each alarm or event, you can define a camera, preset, alarm title, event message, keyboard sound level, and/or auxiliary action. The system also allows you to configure each monitor to display alarms. After an alarm is cleared, the monitor either displays the last alarm response or returns to its pre-alarm state.
The global alarm settings have 5 display modes and 3 clearance modes:
- None - No change to the monitor display
- Last - If multiple alarms are received, the last alarm received is displayed until it is cleared
- Stack - If multiple alarms are received, the alarms are displayed on additional alarm enabled monitors. Additional alarms are held in a queue of up to 255 events and 32 alarm inputs
- Switch - The first alarm in will be displayed on all alarm monitors. Additional alarms will display on all alarm monitors once the preceding alarm is cleared
- Rotate - The first alarm in will be displayed on all alarm monitors. Additional alarms will sequence in a pre-defined dwell time (time-out) on all alarm monitors until acknowledged. Alarm outputs are disabled in this mode.
- Acknowledge - Alarms are manually acknowledged.
- Time Out - Alarms are automatically cleared after a pre-defined dwell time of 2-99 seconds. Alarms can also be manually acknowledged.
- Transparent - Alarms are cleared after the alarm contact returns to its neutral state. If the contact returns to this state before the transparent dwell time of 2-99 seconds, the alarm remains active for that predefined period. Alarms can also be manually acknowledged.
- An event is a message that is passed from one matrix to itself or other matrix systems (up to 3 on an ADnet network). The matrix system defines up to 255 events and each system can have a predefined event response. In addition, events can be generated from any ControlCenter 300 keyboard to produce a system response.
- System Partitioning and Keyboard Priority Operation
The controller system allows assigning keyboards to one of 8 levels of priority control of remote camera sites - level 1 being the highest priority for control of cameras. Up to 4 keyboards simultaneously control PTZ devices. Also, defining authorized access to keyboards, video inputs, and video outputs further enhances system flexibility, this kind of system partitioning includes:
- Keyboard-to-Monitor Access - Restricts selected keyboards from accessing selected video outputs
- Keyboard-to-Camera Access - Restricts selected keyboards from calling or controlling selected video inputs
- Keyboard-to-Camera Control Access - Allows selected keyboards to view certain cameras but restricts those keyboards from controlling the cameras
- Dome Ping
- Verify the integrity of the communication between the matrix and the dome on both SensorNet and the AD-UTC protocol.
- Internal Video Loss Detection
- The matrix switcher detects any camera that loses video input, and responds with a red screen and a "Video Loss Camera" message.
- On-board Diagnostics
- The built-in diagnostics allow you to determine the status of the system's internal components. The LEDs on the front of the unit indicate power status and system health.