Distribution: Service Bulletin Number:
Internal & External SB-IPS-075082500
Americas Product: Ignite 5.2.3
RoW Subject: Under Monitor Display Update
Service Partner Effective Date: 8-Jun-09
Reference ECO/ÄM: N/A
Ignite v5.2.1 introduced the Server Countdown Timer (SCT) with support for
Grass Valley 32 character Under Monitor Display model UMD TD/19.
The Ignite 5.2.3 SCT update adds support for the full complement of Grass Valley
Model 000 924 601 UMDs, as well as for multi-image display processors
supporting the Andromeda protocol.
The Server Countdown Timer now supports the following hardware:
• Grass Valley UMD Controller UMD-CTRL/16
• Grass Valley UMD Displays 000 924 601 xxx
• Miranda Kaleido-X and other multi-image display processors that support
the Andromeda protocol
This bulletin covers configuration of the Under Monitor Display feature in Ignite
5.2.3 software and set up of external UMD hardware. No changes to existing
installations are required unless you wish to take advantage of the new UMD
When configured for the Server Countdown Timer, the UMD feature displays
SCT’s video clip duration on one or more UMD or multi-image processor displays.
Server Countdown Timer may be configured to change the color of the clip
duration text at various points during playback. These color changes are
supported by all Grass Valley UMD hardware and by some third party multi-image
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■ SETUP PROCEDURE
Configuring UMD devices in Ignite
Use the Ignite Configuration and Device Setup menu to configure UMD devices
for Server Countdown Timer.
Figure 1: Server Countdown Timer – UMD Configuration Dialog
1 COMM Port - Select the serial port where the UMD controller or multi-
image processor will be attached. If using both a UMD controller and
multi-image processor, the multi-image processor will be connected
through the UMD controller
2 Protocol – Select ASC+ if supported by all displays attached to the
UMD controller, otherwise select ASC. Select ASC if attaching a multi-
image processor that uses the Andromeda protocol.
3 Baud Rate - Select 38400 to match the default UMD display baud rate.
4 Display n Driver - Select either SCT down counter or SCT up counter.
5 Display n Hex Address - Set the hex address as it is set on the physical
UMD display or multi-image processor.
Ignite 5.2.3 introduces three optional parameters in the Hex Address
line. Parameters are separated with a comma. If all optional
parameters are omitted, the display will default to 32 characters, group
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1, with color support.
• Display length: Enter the character width of the UMD display
• Group number: Enter the UMD display group where the SCT
time should be displayed. For multi-image processors, enter the
number of the window within the display matrix
• Color support: For multi-image processors only, if color change
is not supported enter NC.
6 Display n Location Name: This is optional free style text that may be
used as a reference to where the actual UMD display is physically
UMD Hardware Configuration
Using Under Monitor Displays with Server Countdown Timer requires both a
Grass Valley UMD-CTRL/16 controller and one or more Grass Valley UMD 000
924 601 xxx displays.
1. Connect the UMD controller to a Comtrol port with a standard RS-422
cable (see Appendix A).
2. Connect UMD displays to the UMD controller with Category 5e or better
cable suitable to the station’s physical installation. Hint: Port numbers on
the UMD controller are meaningless; you can plug any display into any port
at any time.
3. Configure each UMD display (refer to Figure 2):
a. Using any 2 mm diameter tool, press M
b. Press either + or – until the desired setting displays
c. Press to select the setting,
d. Press either + or – until the desired parameter displays
Figure 2: UMD Display Configuration
1. Brightness: As desired
2. Text: Ignored
3. Color: Ignored
4. Display Mode: Full width of the display
5. Address: 01 to FE (Use the same address on multiple displays to repeat
data on additional displays)
6. Protocol: ASC+ 38.4K if available, otherwise ASC 38.4
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■ MIRANDA KALEIDO-X CONFIGURATION
The Miranda Kaleido-X supports display of UMD data on one or more windows in
the multi-image display matrix. The KX RS-422 port may be connected to Ignite
via a Comtrol port or, if Grass Valley UMDs are also to be used, via any of the
UMD-CTRL/16 RS-422 output ports.
1. Connect the KX to a Comtrol port (see Appendix B) or UMD controller
RJ-45 port (see Appendix C).
2. Referring to Miranda documentation, configure one or more KX displays to
use the Andromeda protocol.
The Display 2 example in Figure 1 above shows a typical Ignite UMD
configuration for a Miranda KX.
NOTE The KX refers to the first monitor as number 1 when configuring for
Andromeda, but addresses it internally as number 0. In addition, KX
numbers are entered in decimal, whereas Ignite UMD numbers are
entered in hexadecimal.
NOTE The KX does not currently support displaying UMD text on Display
16, the bottom right display.
Therefore an Ignite setting of “00,8,F,NC” would match a KX
Andromeda setting of “1 - 15 - UMD”. The NC specification is
necessary to prevent Ignite UMD from sending color change
commands because the KX does not support UMD color selection.
Grass Valley Product Support
To get technical assistance, check on the status of a question, or to report a new
issue, contact Grass Valley Product Support via e-mail, the Web, or by phone.
Please refer to http://www.thomsongrassvalley.com/support/contact/phone for a
list of service contacts in your region.
Web Technical Support
Web-based support is available for some products. To access support information
on the Web, visit the Grass Valley Web site product support page
http://www.grassvalley.com/support/. You can download software or find solutions
to problems by searching our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) database.
Phone and E-mail Support
Zone Area Support Location Phone Email local support
North America Nevada City (toll free) + 1 800 547 8949 firstname.lastname@example.org
North America Nevada City +1 530 478 4148 email@example.com
Rest of the world France (toll free) +800 8080 2020 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rest of the world France +33 1 48 25 20 20 email@example.com
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■ APPENDIX A - COMTROL DEVICEMASTER RJ-45 TO GRASS VALLEY UMD-CTRL/16 9 PIN D-SUB RS-422
RJ45 to DB – 9 Connected directly to
Custom 6" RS-422 port
Cat5 cable Standard
(see Callout) Cat5 Cable Standard
Comtrol Device Master RJ – 45 RS-422
Coupler RJ - 45 DB - 9 device
white/orange TX (+)
TX (+) 1 1 1 1 Blue 1 1
orange TX (-)
2 2 2 2 Orange RX (-) 2 2 TX (-)
3 3 3 3 Black TX (+) 3 3 RX (+)
TX (-) 4 4 4 4 Red 4 4
RX (-) 5 5 5 5 Green 5 5
6 6 6 6 Yellow 6 6
white/brown RX (-)
7 7 7 7 Brown RX (+) 7 7 TX (+)
brown RX (+)
RX (+) 8 8 8 8 White TX (-) 8 8 RX (-)
Custom pin RJ45 Custom pin RJ45
Comtrol side Device side
white/orange 1 1 white/orange
blue 2 2 orange
white green 3 3 white/green
orange 4 4 blue
white/brown 5 5 white/blue
green 6 6 green
white/blue 7 7 white/brown
brown 8 8 brown
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■ APPENDIX B - COMTROL DEVICEMASTER RJ-45 TO MIRANDA KALEIDO-X RJ-45 RS-422
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■ APPENDIX C - GRASS VALLEY UMD-CTRL/16 RJ-45 TO MIRANDA KALEIDO-X RJ-45 RS-422
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