VideoXpert: OpsCenter Installation 6 Monitor Configuration Guide

Issue

  • Documentation for a 4 or 6 monitor setup is currently unavailable.
  • A U1-OPS-WKS6 was ordered and needs to be configured for multi monitors.
  • A E1-OPS-WKS6 was ordered and needs to be configured for multi monitors.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

(1) VideoXpert OpsCenter: U1-OPS-WKS6 or E1-OPS-WKS6
(5) VideoXpert Enhanced Decoders: D09U-ENH-DEC / D10U-A2-DEC

Cause

A new 6 monitor OpsCenter needs to be being configured.

Resolution

It is recommended that a VideoXpert system be configured in the following order:

Review the Pre Sales / Migration Checklist to validate the firmware meets specifications and that all required components (NTP & DHCP) are in place and configured PRIOR to installing VideoXpert.


Important Notes:
  • NTP and DHCP must already be configured. 
  • Enhanced Decoders monitor outputs must display their IP address in black text on a white background. Do not proceed until they do.
 
Hardware Prerequisites:
  1. Connect your local monitor to the DVI-D port on the back of the unit.
  2. The Matrox card should be installed in Slot 0 as shown below.
  3. Connect the spider cable to the graphics card.
  4. Connect a VGA loopback adapter to VGA Output 4 on the spider cable.
  5. Connect a VGA loopback adapter to the workstation's VGA port.

Software Configuration:

  1. Login to the unit using [Username: pelco Password: Pel2899100].
  2. Right click on the desktop and select Launch Matrox PowerDesk.
  3. Select Multi-Display Setup.


     
  4. Under Basic configurations select Use independent mode.


     
  5. Select 6 Independent then click OK.


     
  6. Arrange the monitors to match the below.


     
  7. On the upper right next to Main Display click the blue arrow and select Display 1. Next to Output settings for click the blue arrow and select Display 1. Next to Resolution select 1920x1080.
     

  8.  
  9. Next to Output settings for click the blue arrow and select Display 2. Next to Resolution select 1920x1080.
  10. Next to Output settings for click the blue arrow and select Display 4. Next to Resolution select 1920x1080.
  11. Next to Output settings for click the blue arrow and select Display 5. Next to Resolution select 1920x1080.
  12. Next to Output settings for click the blue arrow and select Display 6. Next to Resolution select 1920x1080.
  13. Next to Output settings for click the blue arrow and select Display 7. Next to Resolution select 1920x1080.
  14. Click Apply then when prompted click Yes. Click OK then close out of the Matrox PowerDesk application.
  15. Launch VideoXpert OpsCenter and click Configure.
    Note: If it does not say Configure and instead prompts for a username and password it means someone has already run the initial setup of OpsCenter. In this instance login using [Username: localadmin Password: localadmin]. This username and password is used to configure OpsCenter monitors on the local machine.

     
  16. Input the settings specific to your site then click Configure Monitors. The below is only an example.


     
  17. Click Monitor 1 on the bottom center and validate it is set for Direct.
  18. Click Monitor 2 on the lower right and select Decoder. Input the IP address listed on the decoder then click Connect. If this is the first time connecting or if a new OpsCenter version was installed an update will be applied to the decoder. It will reboot and then display the background image.


     
  19. Repeat Step 18 for each monitor on the system.
  20. Click Finish then click Save.
  21. Login using [Username: admin Password: your_specific_password].
  22. See LL#17997 to improve the performance of the enhanced decoders.
  23. See LL#18445 on how to update OpsCenter.

Related Articles:
VideoXpert: OpsCenter Installation 4 Monitor Configuration Guide (Display Port)