Can I add another CM9760-CXTA Coaxitron Translator to an existing CM9760-CXTA?

Issue

Can I add another CM9760-CXTA Coaxitron Translator to an existing CM9760-CXTA?

Product Line

Pelco Cameras

Environment

CM9760-CXTA

Cause

Connect two CM9760-CXTA Coaxitron Translator to increase the available Coaxitron ports from 16 to 32.

Resolution

Yes. The 8-pin, RJ-45 communication output connector labeled OUT is located next to the input connector and is used to connect, daisy-chain or cascade two CXTA units together, resulting in 32 ports addressable from one controller port. Not all controllers, however, can utilize cascading and/or are capable of addressing 32 ports.

Perform the following steps to connect and configure the CM9760-CXTA:

1. Connect a reverse cable to the output port labeled OUT on the first CM9760-CXTA to the input port labeled IN on the second CM9760-CXTA
2. On the first CM9760-CXTA unit set the dipswitch 7 to OFF position (address 1-16)
3. On the second CM9760-CXTA unit set the dipswitch 7 to ON position (address 17-32)