What ports on the CM6800-32X6 can I use ASCII RS485 to control the matrix?

Issue

What ports on the CM6800-32X6 can I use ASCII RS485 to control the matrix?

Product Line

Pelco Matrix

Environment

CM6800-32X6 CM6800-32X6-X

Cause

Customer wanted to use a non Pelco DVR to control the CM6800-32X6 and control the Spectra domes.

Resolution

The port on the CM6800-32X6 that will give you RS485 control in ASCII mode is port #4. By default this port is set to Genex mode and you would have to change it in the programming to ASCII mode. If you use port 1 or port 2 you will need and RS485 to RS232 converter.