Configuring the UDI5000-MTRX in MDD mode.


How to configure an MDD setup with the UDI5000-MTRX.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management, Pelco Matrix


  • UDI5000-MTRX- All versions


An MDD setup is desired


For a list of the Non-Pelco hardware required for this setup, please see LL#13031
  1. Adding an MDD and Endura Cameras to a CM9700 Matrix Bay
    1. Open the .psm file on a workstation that has the 9700 System Manager software installed.
    2. To add the MDD:
      1. Click on Wizards > Add Device Wizard
      2. On the Select Device Type page:
        1. Host Node- Name of CC1 node ex. Node1
        2. Select Device Type- Endura Device
        3. Select Model- CM9700_MDD_EVS
        4. Click Next
      3. Number of Devices page:
        1. Number of devices- The number of MDDs to be added
        2. Click Next
      4. Port Configuration page:
        1. Host Port- Will vary depending on the availability of serial ports.
        2. Baud Rate- 19200
        3. Parity- Even
        4. Click Next
        5. Click Finish
    3. The 9700 System Manager should look similar to figure 1.

      Figure 1

      Note: Only one MDD has been added to this node. It was assigned to port 7 on the CC1 and Tie Line 33 on the Matrix bay.

      The Tie Line number can be changed if necessary. For example, if the port assigned is not functioning or does not physically exist on the Matrix bay. This can be done simply by locating the Tie Line in the camera list on the right and changing the “7” in the Port column to “0.”(This number will vary depending on which port on the CC1 was assigned to the MDD.) Choose the desired location of the Tie Line and change the “0” in the Port column to “7.” See figures 2 and 3.

      Figure 2

      Figure 3


      After changing the Port column to “0” for the original Tie Line, choose the desired location for the new Tie Line and change the number in the Port column to “7.”

      Note: In this example, the Tie Line was changed to port 16.

    4. To add Endura Cameras:
      1. Click on Wizards > Add Device Wizard…
      2. On the Select Device Type page:
        1. Host Node- Name of CC1 node. Ex. Node1
        2. Select Device Type- Camera
        3. Select Model- EnduraCam
        4. Click Next
      3. On the Add Video Input/Output Device page:
        1. Number of Devices- The number of Endura cameras to be added.
          Note: DO NOT add more cameras here than have been configured with a logical number. If more cameras are added here than exist, there will be issues when scrolling through the cameras on the CM9700 KBD. When a camera number is hit that does not exist in Workstation the screen will retain the image from the camera before or the screen will be black.
        2. Start Physical Number- 1
        3. Skip or Overwrite- Skip
        4. Click Next
      4. On the Device Identification page:
        1. Name- Can enter any name
        2. Starting Logical NumberMust match up with the first logical number assigned to the Endura cameras in Workstation. Ex. 10001
          Note: If using more than 4 digits for the logical ID, the CM9700 KBD must be running version 8.45 or newer and set for v8 using the switches on the bottom. To ensure that v8 mode is active, check the bottom right hand corner of the KBD screen; it should say v8.
        3. Skip or Reuse- Skip
        4. Click Next
        5. Click Finish
    5. Extend the 1 IP Network. The Endura Cameras should be listed. (See figure 4).

      Figure 4

      Note: In this example 5 Endura cameras have been added, starting at logical number 10001.

    6. Click File > Save.
    7. Click File Export To Configuration Files…
    8. Select the A:, click OK.
    9. Click Begin Export.
    10. Insert a floppy disk and click OK.
    11. Read the warning and click Erase.
    12. Click OK for the .XML notification (use the same floppy disk).
    13. Read the warning and click Erase.
    14. Click Close.
    15. Remove the floppy disk and insert it into the CC1 floppy drive.
    16. On the CC1 press Ctrl-Q. This will close the CM9700 and exit to DOS.
    17. Verify that you are in the C:\9700 directory.
    18. Type copy a:. , hit enter (make sure to type the period after the a:).
    19. Type a, hit Enter to overwrite.
    20. Type startup. This will start the CM9700.
  2. Configuring a Lantronix Device:

    1. Attach the Lantronix device to the network switch and power it on.
    2. The Lantronix device is set to DHCP. Once the device has finished booting, find its IP address using the Device Installer. (Device Installer is available for download on the Lantronix website.)
    3. Open the web configuration for the Lantronix device.
    4. Hit OK for the login box. The default user name and password are blank.
    5. On the left, click Network.
    6. Verify that the IP address is appropriate. (If the IP address needs to be changed: Select Use the following IP configuration and change it.)
    7. Click OK
    8. On the left click Apply Settings. (The device will reboot. Enter the new IP address in the browser if needed.)
    9. On the left, click Serial Settings. Configure the settings as shown in figure 5. These settings need to match the settings configured with the 9700 System Manager (see figure 6).

      Figure 5


      Figure 6


    10. Click OK and Apply Settings.
    11. On the left click Connection.
    12. Under the Endpoint Configuration section, take note of the Local Port. This port information is needed when creating the UDI5000-MTRX MDD connection(s).
    13. Be sure to set the Inactivity Timeout to 1 minute. (See figure 7)
      Note: Steps 9-13 will need to be done for each channel (serial port) that is being connected from the Lantronix device to the CC1.

      Figure 7

    14. Close the Lantronix page.
  3. Cabling Between the Lantronix and the CC1:

    It can be very easy to get the cabling wrong. Although the cable from the Lantronix device to the CC1 is using a RJ45 connector, the wiring is different from that of a network cable. Figure 8 gives an example of the pin-out for the CM9700-CC1. Also, take note of the pin positioning; it is opposite from the pin positioning of a network cable.

    Figure 8

    Figure 9 shows the pin-out for a Lantronix UDS2100 and how it would connect to the CM9700-CC1.

    Figure 9

    1. Connect the DB9 end of the wire to the Lantronix Device. Take note that Serial 1 is actually the port on the right and Serial 2 is the one on the left.
    2. Connect the other end of the wire (RJ45) to the correct port on the CC1. This port was assigned in the 9700 System Manager Software. See figure 10.

      Figure 10

                                   Note: In this example, the MDD has been assigned to port 7 on the CC1.

      Figure 11 shows the port numbering on the back of the CC1.


      Figure 11

  4. Configuring the Endura Cameras:

    1. Open the Workstation software.
    2. Click the Setup tab > Devices
    3. Locate the cameras in the left pane window.
    4. Choose a camera.
    5. In the right pane of the window, Change the camera number to match the first logical number assigned to Endura cameras in the 9700 System Manager. See figures 12 and 13.

      Figure 12

      Figure 13

    6. Click Apply
    7. Complete steps 4-6 for each camera to be added.
    8. Click OK
  5. Configuring the Decoder:

    1. In Endura Utilities, verify that the decoder is registered with the SM.
    2. Make sure that the Decoder is up to date with its software.
    3. Open the Workstation software.
    4. Click the Setup tab > Devices
    5. Locate the Decoder monitors in the left pane of the window.
    6. Choose the first decoder monitor.
    7. In the right pane of the window, change the Name to something that is easily recognizable.
    8. Assign the decoder monitor a logical Monitor Number. Hit Apply on the bottom right hand corner. (See figure 14)

      Figure 14

    9. Locate the second decoder monitor and do the same thing.
    10. Hit Apply > OK
    11. Close the Workstation software.
      Note: There must be a monitor configured with a logical number before configuring the UDI5000-MTRX or the UDI5000-MTRX will not start up all the way and will say “No Tie Lines,” or “No Monitor.”
  6. Configuring the UDI5000-MTRX in MDD mode:

    1. Make sure that the UDI5000-MTRX is running up to date software.
    2. Open the web interface for the UDI5000-MTRX.
    3. On the System tab, click Restore Defaults.
    4. Click Yes to restore all defaults.
    5. Log back into the web interface for the UDI5000-MTRX.
    6. Select Matrix Digital Decoder (MDD), click Next.
    7. Select Primary Unit (hosts all programming), click Next
    8. Name the Unit (See figure 15)
      Note: If wanting to display live video the –live switch needs to be added to the name. Ex. Name-live. Without this switch, video will only display if it is currently being recorded. If it is not being recorded, the screen will be black with either a Connect Failed message or Connecting…

      Figure 15

    9. Click Save 
    10. Click on the Connections tab.
    11. Click the + button to add a new connection.
    12. Name the connection
    13. Connection type: Network Client
      Note: If the mode was successfully changed to MDD, Network Client will be the only option available here. If there are more options listed, the UDI5000-MTRX is in the wrong mode.
    14. IP address of interface: This will be the IP address of the Lantronix device
    15. Port: This will be the Local Port from the Lantronix configuration
    16. Default Endura Monitor: Locate the first decoder monitor. (See figure 16)

      Figure 16

    17. Click Save
      Note: A connection will need to be added for each physical connection from the Lantronix device to the CC1.
    18. Close the browser.
      Note: The web interface for the UDI5000-MTRX should be closed when not being configured. The UDI5000-MTRX will think that it is still being configured and will keep restarting its services.
  7. Connecting the Decoder to the Scaler to the 9700 Matrix Bay:

    1. Attach the DVI to HDMI cable to the DVI1 on the NET5202R-HD.
    2. Attach the other end of the DVI to HDMI adapter to the INPUT HDMI jack on the back of the Geffen scaler and power on the Geffen box.
    3. Connect the RCA cable to the VIDEO OUTPUT (yellow) jack of the Geffen box.
    4. Connect the other side of the RCA cable to the Tie line of the 9700 Matrix bay using the RCA to coax adapter. 

      Figure 17

      Note: In our example, port 16 has been assigned as the Tie Line.

      Figure 18 shows the port numbering on the back of the Matrix Bay.

      Figure 18

    5. Verify that the Geffen box is configured to either NTSC or PAL.
    6. With all the hardware now attached, Endura video should now be viewable on the CM9700.
  8. Creating Macros on the CM9700 to Execute Endura Scripts

    1. Open the WS5000 software.
    2. Open Setup > Scripts
    3. Rename the script to a logical number. Ex. The script Test could be renamed 1001. (See figure 19)(When a macro is used from the CM9700 to execute an Endura script, a unique logical number is needed to identify the Endura script.)

      Figure 19

    4. Open the 9700 System Manager
    5. Click on the Macros tab. (See figure 20)

      Figure 20

    6. Choose the Node from the list that this macro will belong to.
    7. Click New Macro
    8. Click Edit Steps
    9. Extend Miscellaneous at the bottom of the Command List.
    10. Double click RES: Run Endura Script [script number]
    11. On the right under Parameter 1 enter the logical number of the script to be executed. (See figure 21)


      Figure 21

    12. Click Close to save the macro.
    13. The logical number of the macro will be the number used to execute the script through the CM9700 KBD. This number can be changed by clicking on the macro and adjusting the logical number listed on the bottom left of the screen. (See figure 22)

      Figure 22

    14. Go to File > Save
    15. Click File > Export To Configuration Files…
    16. Select the A:, click OK.
    17. Click Begin Export.
    18. Insert a floppy disk and click OK.
    19. Read the warning and click Erase.
    20. Click OK for the .XML notification (use the same floppy disk).
    21. Read the warning and click Erase.
    22. Click Close.
    23. Remove the floppy disk and insert it into the CC1 floppy drive.
    24. On the CC1 press Ctrl-Q. This will close the CM9700 and exit to DOS.
    25. Verify that you are in the C:\9700 directory.
    26. Type copy a:. , hit enter (make sure to type the period after the a:).
    27. Type a, hit Enter to overwrite.
    28. Type startup. This will start the CM9700.
    29. To execute a macro manually type the number of the macro and hit the grey Mac button on the right side of the CM9700 keyboard.