Programming a CM9760-MDA Master Distribution Amplifier using a CM9760-KBD Intelligent Keyboard.


Unable to access CM9760-MDA programming menus with a CM9760-KBD.

Product Line

Pelco Matrix


  • CM9760-KBD Intelligent Keyboard
  • CM97600MDA Master Distribution Amplifier
  • NTSC or PAL Display


CM9760-KBD Intelligent Keyboard incorrectly configured for CM9760-MDA control.


The CM9760-KBD Intelligent Keyboard must be configured for direct mode to program a CM9760-MDA Master Distribution Amplifier.

  1. Connect a monitor to the PGM MON output on the rear panel of the CM9760-MDA.
  2. Connect a reverse cable between CM9760-KBD Power Supply system port and COM1 on the CM9760-MDA.
  3. Connect a straight cable from the CM9760-KBD Power Supply keyboard port and COM1 on the CM9760-KBD.
  4. Plug in the CM9760-KBD Power Supply. The CM9760-KBD illuminates.
  5. On the bottom of the CM9760-KBD, set DIP switch 2 ON. The CM9760-KBD display the Setup PIN prompt.
  6. Enter the Setup PIN using the numeric keypad. (Default: 1234)
  7. Press . The Advance Setup 1 screen displays on the LCD.
  8. Press  to change the Host to Direct Camera Control.
  9. Press to select the COM1 line.
  10. Press  to change the baud rate to 9600.
  11. Press to change the Parity to Odd.
  12. Press to store the changes.
  13. Press . The main Setup menu displays.
  14. Press to access the cameras menu.
  15. Press four times to select physical camera 0.
  16. Set Physical Camera 0 to logical address 1:
    1. Press .
    2. Press 1 on the numeric keypad.
    3. Press .
    4. Press to store the changes.
  17. Press two times to exit Setup Mode.
  18. On the bottom of the CM9760-KBD, set DIP switch 2 OFF.
  19. Power cycle the CM9760-KBD.
  20. Move the CM9760-KBD joystick. The CM9760-MDA programming menu appears on the monitor connected to the PGM MON output.
  21. Program the CM9760-MDA as needed.


For further information and definitions of programmable options refer to the CM9760-MDA Installation/Operation Manual.