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Table of Contents
About this Manual .............................................................................................................................. 4
1 Warnings and Precautions ......................................................................................................... 4
1.1
Explanation of Safety Symbols ............................................................................................ 4
1.2 Safety Warnings...................................................................................................................... 4
Warning............................................................................................................................................... 4
1.3 Lithium Batteries ..................................................................................................................... 4
Battery Warning ................................................................................................................................. 4
1.4 Mains Supply Voltage ............................................................................................................. 5
1.4.1

Circuit Breakers ............................................................................................................................... 5

Mains Input Only (for DC PSU output, see the Specification pages)................................................ 6
1.5 Power cable supplied for the USA .......................................................................................... 7
1.6 Power cable supplied for countries other than the USA.......................................................... 8
2

Maintenance & Repair ................................................................................................................. 9


Warning! Mainframe Filter Maintenance and Replacement.......................................................... 9
2.1 Opening the Front Door .......................................................................................................... 9
2.2 Cooling Fan Failure................................................................................................................. 9

Safety Standards ......................................................................................................................... 10

Introduction.................................................................................................................................. 11
4.1 The Kahuna system component options................................................................................. 11
4.2
On Receipt of the System.................................................................................................... 11

System Components................................................................................................................ 12
5.1
Kahuna CF+ 6RU Mainframe .............................................................................................. 12
5.2 3ME Compact Control Surface ............................................................................................... 12
5.3 GUI.......................................................................................................................................... 13
5.4 Master AUX Control Panel ...................................................................................................... 13
5.5 Remote AUX Panel ................................................................................................................. 13
5.6 Remote AUX Cable Lengths ................................................................................................... 13
5.7
Preview Aux Panels K16, K24, K32 and K40......................................................................... 14
5.8 ShotBox .................................................................................................................................. 15
5.9 Micropanel .............................................................................................................................. 15
5.10
GUI Processor and GUI Extension ...................................................................................... 15

Location and Environment ......................................................................................................... 16


Environmental Considerations .......................................................................................................... 16
Mainframe Location Instructions ....................................................................................................... 16
6.1 Airflow through the Mainframe ................................................................................................ 16
6.2 Airflow through the Mainframe Power Supplies ...................................................................... 17
6.3 Mounting the GUI and Master AUX Panel Stand .................................................................... 18
6.4 Mounting the GUI continued ................................................................................................... 19
6.5 Mounting the GUI continued (19 inch Rack Mount Bracket) ................................................... 20
6.6 Mounting the Master Aux (19 inch Rack Mount & VESA Bracket).......................................... 21
6.7 Mounting the 3ME Compact Control Surface.......................................................................... 22
Warning! ......................................................................................................................................................... 22

6.8

Mounting the Mainframe into a 19 Rack ................................................................................ 23

Warning! ........................................................................................................................................................ 23

6.9

Remote AUX Panel ................................................................................................................. 24

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6.10

Mounting the ShotBox and Micropanel................................................................................ 25

Desk Mount .................................................................................................................................................... 25


VESA Stand.................................................................................................................................................... 25
19 Rack Mount for the Micropanel Only........................................................................................................ 25

6.11 Mounting the K16 Preview Aux Panel....................................................................................... 26


VESA Stand.................................................................................................................................................... 26
19 Rack Mount .............................................................................................................................................. 26

6.12 Mounting the K24, K32 and K40 Preview Aux Panels .............................................................. 27
6.13 Mounting the GUI Processor and GUI Extension ..................................................................... 28
Desk Mount .................................................................................................................................................... 28
19 Rack Mount .............................................................................................................................................. 28

System Interconnection.............................................................................................................. 29
7.1 GUI Processor Connectivity .................................................................................................... 30
7.2 GUI Extension Connectivity .................................................................................................... 30

Ancillary Panel Connectors........................................................................................................ 31


8.1 GUI Connections..................................................................................................................... 31
8.2
GUI Connections Continued (25 Way D-Type male connector) ............................................ 32
8.3 GUI Connections Continued (15 Way D-Type connector) ...................................................... 32
8.4 GUI Processor Connections.................................................................................................... 33
8.5 GUI Extension Connections .................................................................................................... 34
8.6 Controlling the GUI Extension Box.......................................................................................... 34
1. PWR_SEQ (power sequence)................................................................................................................... 36
2. PWR_SW (power switch) .......................................................................................................................... 36

8.7 Master Aux and Remote Aux Connections and Address Setup.............................................. 37
Address Setup .................................................................................................................................. 37
8.8 Preview Aux Panels K16, K24, K32 and K40 Connections..................................................... 38
8.9 ShotBox Rear Panel Connections........................................................................................... 39
8.10
Micropanel Rear Panel Connections ................................................................................... 39
9 Control Surface Connectors....................................................................................................... 40
10
Mainframe Rear Panel and Connections................................................................................ 41
10.1
Kahuna Mainframe Connections ......................................................................................... 42
10.2
Control Signals via RS422 Port ........................................................................................... 42
10.3
Diagnostics via RS232 Port ................................................................................................. 42
10.4
GPO/TALLY via 25 way D-Type .......................................................................................... 43
10.5
General Purpose Inputs (GPI) via 25 way D-Type .............................................................. 44
10.6
RJ45 Network connections .................................................................................................. 45
FTP - Connecting to a PC .............................................................................................................................. 45

10.7
10.8
11
12

Sync Inputs .......................................................................................................................... 45


Sync Outputs ....................................................................................................................... 45

Mainframe Front (showing card locations)............................................................................ 46


Power Supplies......................................................................................................................... 47
Caution ........................................................................................................................................................... 47
System Components Using Internal Power Supplies..................................................................................... 47
Mainframe....................................................................................................................................................... 47
Control Surface............................................................................................................................................... 47
System Components Using External Power Supplies ................................................................................... 47
GUI Panel ....................................................................................................................................................... 47
Master Aux Panel and Remote Aux Panel..................................................................................................... 47
ShotBox and Micropanel ................................................................................................................................ 47
Connecting the Micropanel, ShotBox and Master Aux .................................................................................. 47
Preview Aux Panels K16, K24, K32 and K40................................................................................................. 48
GUI Processor ................................................................................................................................................ 48
GUI Extension ................................................................................................................................................ 48

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Switching the Mainframe ON................................................................................................... 49
13.2
Switching the Control Surface ON ....................................................................................... 50
14

Specifications ........................................................................................................................... 51

15
System Dimensions ................................................................................................................. 64
15.1
Mainframe Dimensions ........................................................................................................ 64
15.2
GUI Dimensions................................................................................................................... 65
15.3
3ME Compact Surface Dimensions..................................................................................... 66
15.4
Master Aux Panel Dimensions............................................................................................. 67
15.5
Remote Aux Dimensions ..................................................................................................... 67
15.6
Micropanel Dimensions ....................................................................................................... 68
15.7
ShotBox Dimensions ........................................................................................................... 69
15.8
Preview Aux Panel K16 Dimensions ................................................................................ 70
15.9
Preview Aux Panel K24 Dimensions ................................................................................ 71
15.10 Preview Aux Panel K32 Dimensions ................................................................................ 72
15.11 Preview Aux Panel K40 Dimensions ................................................................................ 73
15.12 GUI Processor and GUI Extension Dimensions .................................................................. 74
16
Cutout Templates ..................................................................................................................... 75
16.1
3ME Compact Control Surface ............................................................................................ 75
16.2
Micropanel ........................................................................................................................... 76
16.3
ShotBox ............................................................................................................................... 77
17
Contact Information ................................................................................................................. 78
Kahuna Care..................................................................................................................................... 78
18
Copyright and Disclaimer........................................................................................................ 78

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About this Manual


Thank you for purchasing your new 2.5 M/E Kahuna CF+ SD/HD Production Switcher. This
installation manual will help you through each stage of the physical installation of each component
and advise you of all relevant safety aspects. For setup and configuration please consult the user
manual. If you have any questions regarding the installation of your product, please refer to the
contact details listed at the rear of this manual.

Warnings and Precautions


1.1

Explanation of Safety Symbols


This symbol refers the user to important information contained in the accompanying
literature. Refer to installation manual.

This symbol indicates that hazardous voltages are present inside. No user serviceable
parts inside. This unit should only be serviced by trained personnel.

1.2

Safety Warnings

CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVERS
NO USER SERVICABLE PARTS
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
PERSONNEL ONLY

Servicing instructions, where given, are for use by qualified personnel only. To reduce
risk of electric shock do not perform any actions on this equipment other than contained in
the operating instructions, unless you are qualified to do so. Refer all servicing to qualified
personnel.

Warning
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

! Always ensure that the unit is properly earthed and power connections correctly
made.

! This equipment must be supplied from a power system providing a PROTECTIVE


EARTH connection and having a neutral connection which can be reliably identified.

! The power outlet supplying power to the unit should be close to the unit and easily
accessible

1.3

Lithium Batteries

Battery Warning
CAUTION
This equipment contains a lithium battery
There is a danger of explosion if this is replaced incorrectly
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturers instructions.
Batteries shall only be replaced by trained service technicians

The Kahuna mainframe unit contains Lithium batteries to provide non-volatile memory.
Used batteries should be disposed of according to the manufacturers instruction.
Ensure that the same make and model of battery is used if replacement is required (a
manufacturer recommended equivalent may be used if the original type is not available)

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Mains Supply Voltage


Before connecting the equipment, observe the safety warnings section and ensure that
the local mains supply is within the rating stated on the rear of the equipment.

1.4.1

Circuit Breakers

The Kahuna Mainframe has a circuit breaker on the mains input of each power supply.
In the event of a fault a plunger will pop out and protrude from the rear of the breaker. To
reset remove power from the unit, press the plunger back in and then restore power to the
unit.
Warning!
If the breaker continually trips disconnect the unit and consult your dealer or service
agent.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Mains sockets on the Control Panel

Mains sockets on Kahuna Mainframe

Circuit breaker on PSU

MADE IN SAFFRON WALDEN, UK

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Mains Input Only (for DC PSU output, see the Specification pages)
To Mainframe PSU (9649610X)

110-240V at 50 and 60Hz.

To Control Surface PSU (9648401A)

100-240V at 50 and 60Hz

To (optional) external DC PSU for the Master Aux Panel and Remote Aux Panel:
(part No 9648701A)
100-240V at 50 and 60Hz
To (optional) external DC PSU for the GUI panel:
(part No 9648703A)

100-240V at 50 and 60Hz

To an external DC PSU for the ShotBox and Micropanel:


(part No 9648701A)
100-240V at 50 and 60Hz
To and external DC PSU for the Preview Aux Panels K16, K24, K32 and K40:
(part No 9658010A)
100-240V at 50 and 60Hz
To an external DC PSUs for the GUI Processor and GUI Extension:
100-240V at 50 and 60Hz
(part No 9648701A)
Note:

To reduce the risk of electric shock, plug each power supply cord into separate branch
circuits employing separate service grounds.

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1.5

Power cable supplied for the USA


The Control Surface is shipped with a power cord with a (10A) IEC molded free socket on
one end and a standard 3-pin plug on the other. If you are required to remove the molded
mains supply plug, dispose of the plug immediately in a safe manner. The color code for
the lead is as follows:

Fig. 3

GREEN lead connected to E


WHITE lead connected to N
BLACK lead connected to L

(Protective Earth Conductor)


(Neutral Conductor)
(Live Conductor)

The Mainframes are shipped with a power cord with a standard 16A IEC molded free
socket on one end and a standard 3-pin plug on the other. If you are required to remove
the molded mains supply plug, dispose of the plug immediately in a safe manner. The
color code for the lead is as follows:

Fig. 4

GREEN lead connected to E


WHITE lead connected to N
BLACK lead connected to L

(Protective Earth Conductor)


(Neutral Conductor)
(Live Conductor)

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1.6

Power cable supplied for countries other than the USA


The Control Surfaces are shipped with a power cable with a standard (10A) IEC molded
free socket on one end and a standard IEC molded plug on the other. If you are required
to remove the molded mains supply plug, dispose of the plug immediately in a safe
manner. The color code for the lead is as follows:

Fig. 5

Free Plug

GREEN/YELLOW lead connected to E


BLUE lead connected to N
BROWN lead connected to L

Free Socket

(Protective Earth Conductor)


(Neutral Conductor)
(Live Conductor)

The Mainframes are shipped with a power cable with a standard 16A IEC molded free
socket on one end and a standard 16A IEC molded plug on the other. If you are required
to remove the molded mains supply plug, dispose of the plug immediately in a safe
manner. The color code for the lead is as follows:
Fig. 6

GREEN/YELLOW lead connected to E


BLUE lead connected to N
BROWN lead connected to L

(Protective Earth Conductor)


(Neutral Conductor)
(Live Conductor)

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Maintenance & Repair


Warning!

Mainframe Filter Maintenance and Replacement

Extreme caution needs to be taken when servicing or replacing the filter on the mainframe
unit. Do Not touch any components or parts within the main cabinet. Electric Shock
Hazard !
The metal mesh filter should be inspected regularly for dust accumulation with a maximum
inspection frequency of 6 months as explained below:

2.1

Opening the Front Door


1. Holding the both handles on the front panel, carefully pull away from the mainframe,
and lift upwards from the open hinge.
2. Inspect the mesh door (center) and the filter air vents either side of the mainframe
front. All should also be periodically vacuumed or if any dust had accumulated.

Fig. 7

Hold Handles and pull forward


as shown above

In the unlikely event of an equipment failure, contact the Snell Customer Support
Department, contact details are at the rear of this manual.

2.2

Cooling Fan Failure


IF THE COOLING FANS AT THE REAR OF THE SWITCHER MAINFRAME SHOULD
STOP FOR ANY REASON, THEN THE SYSTEM SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF
IMMEDIATELY OR PERMANENT DAMAGE MAY RESULT.
Depending on the length of time the mainframe has been run with no fan the unit may
need to be returned for checking and repair. Contact Snell and Wilcox or your Snell and
Wilcox dealer to discuss the situation.

Warning!
Do not obstruct air intakes to fans and air vents on any unit. Attention to the rear of the
control surface and the rear and sides.
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Safety Standards
This equipment complies with the following standards:

BS EN60950-1: 2001
Safety of information Technology Equipment Including Electrical Business Equipment.

UL1419 (2nd Edition)


Standard for Safety Professional Video and Audio equipment

EMC Standards
This unit conforms to the following standards:
BS EN55103-1:1996 (Environment E4)
Electromagnetic Compatibility, Product family standard for audio, video, audio-visual and
entertainment lighting control apparatus for professional use. Part 1. Emission

BS EN55103-2:1996 (Environment E2)


Electromagnetic Compatibility, Product family standard for audio, video, audio-visual and
entertainment lighting control apparatus for professional use. Part 2. Immunity
Federal Communications Commission Rules Part 15, Class A :2004

EMC Performance of Cables and Connectors


Snell products are designed to meet or exceed the requirements of the appropriate European
EMC standards. In order to achieve this performance in real installations it is essential to use
cables and connectors with good EMC characteristics.
All signal connections (including remote control connections) shall be made with screened
cables terminated in connectors having a metal shell. The cable screen shall have a large-area
contact with the metal shell.

COAXIAL CABLES
Coaxial cables connections (particularly serial digital video connections) shall be made with highquality double-screened coaxial cables such as Belden 8281 or BBC type PSF1/2M.

D-TYPE CONNECTORS
D-type connectors shall have metal shells making good RF contact with the cable screen.
Connectors having "dimples" which improve the contact between the plug and socket shells, are
recommended.

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Introduction
The Kahuna is the next generation of Production Switcher from Snell. Designed for the
demands of today and tomorrows fast paced, large live production environments,
equipped with a feature set to meet the requirements in post, Kahuna brings together the
signal processing quality with a comprehensive feature set enabling a confident and
creative production.

4.1

The Kahuna system component options


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Kahuna CF+ Mainframe (6RU rack height)


Control Surface 3ME Compact
GUI module
25 way D-type cable for Control Surface to GUI
Cat5 RJ45 cable for Switcher Mainframe (or switcher network) to GUI
15 way D-type cable for Master Aux to GUI or Control Surface

Master Aux Panel (4RU rack height, optional extra)


Remote Aux Panel (1RU rack height, optional extra)
Preview Aux Panels K16, K24, K32 and K40 models (optional extras)
ShotBox (optional extra)
Micropanel (4RU optional extra)
GUI Processor (1RU optional extra)
GUI Extension (1RU optional extra)
Note:
Installation and user manuals are supplied regardless of system components purchased.

4.2

On Receipt of the System


The equipment is supplied in dedicated packaging provided by the manufacturer and
should not be accepted if delivered in inferior or unauthorized materials.

Carefully unpack the system components and check them against the packing list.
If there is anything incorrect notify your dealer, or Snell, at once.
Check that the equipment has not been damaged in transit. If any damage has
occurred notify your dealer (or Snell) and the carrier immediately.
Always retain the original packing materials if possible, they could prove useful
should it ever be necessary to transport or ship the system units.
Always read the installation guide and the user instructions (separate manual)
carefully, it will provide you with helpful hints and tips about care and maintenance
and help you get the most out of your Kahuna.

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System Components

5.1

Kahuna CF+ 6RU Mainframe

Fig. 8
Fig. 9

5.2

3ME Compact Control Surface

Fig. 9

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5.3

GUI
Fig. 10

5.4

Master AUX Control Panel


Fig. 11

5.5

Remote AUX Panel


Fig. 12

5.6

Note:

Remote AUX Cable Lengths


Guaranteed maximum distance between 1U Aux. panels is 125m (137 yards) using
CAT5e cable, with a maximum overall distance of 2000m (2187 yards) for all 16 panels.
If the power is removed from an Aux panel the panel will go into Bypass; the length of the
cable will be the addition of the cable lengths pre and post the panel(s) in bypass, typically
this distance should not exceed 500m (547 yards).
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5.7
Fig. 13

Preview Aux Panels K16, K24, K32 and K40


Previ
Preview
Aux Panel K16

Preview Aux Panel K24

Preview Aux Panel K32

Preview Aux Panel - K40

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5.8

ShotBox

Fig. 14

5.9

Micropanel

Fig. 15

5.10
Fig. 16

GUI Processor and GUI Extension


GUI Processor

GUI Extension

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Location and Environment


Environmental Considerations
The ambient temperature for all the supplied equipment should not exceed the limits of 5
and 35C (41 to 95F) at a relative humidity of 10 to 90% (non-condensing).
Installing the equipment in a clean environment with moderate temperature and humidity
will promote a long and trouble-free equipment life.

Mainframe Location Instructions


The Kahuna mainframe may be used freestanding (tabletop configuration) or installed in a
standard 483mm (19 inch) equipment rack. The following precautions should be observed:
The cooling fan exhausts at the rear of the unit must not be obstructed - a minimum
clearance of 200mm (8 inches) is ESSENTIAL.
The cooling fan exhausts on the left side must not be obstructed.
Air intakes situated at the front, located on the right hand side are to allow the inlet of
cooling air and MUST NOT BE OBSTRUCTED. The front panel also allows airflow
through the mainframe.
Fig. 17 shows how cooling is provided by drawing air in through the vents at the front right
hand side of the unit, and through the mesh in the inner door, flowing across the cards
and exhausting it at the rear. The mainframe should never be operated for any significant
period of time with any covers removed as this will affect the internal airflow and cause
overheating.

6.1

Airflow through the Mainframe

Fig. 17
Airflow Out
Via Extractor Fan

Side Air Vent

Airflow In

Airflow through the


Front Door

Note: The front panel is shown lowered to display the front airflow inlet vent only.

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6.2

Airflow through the Mainframe Power Supplies


Fig. 18 shows the flow of air through the power supply modules. The air is drawn in
through the front vents and drawn through the PSU by internal fans, the air is then vented
out through the side of the PSUs and out the sides of the mainframe.
Note: The side vents should never be covered up and adequate space should be
provided around the sides for ventilation.

Fig. 18

Air exits via side


vents

Air drawn in by
internal fans

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6.3

Mounting the GUI and Master AUX Panel Stand


The Graphical User Interface Panel (GUI) and Auxiliary Switch Panel (Master AUX) can
be mounted to a flat surface using the AUX/GUI stands.
Using the base plate of the stand as a template, carefully mark out the 4 fixing holes ready
for drilling. There are 4 coach bolts complete with nuts and washers supplied to secure the
stand, see Fig.19 (The coach bolts are M6 x 100mm (1/4 inch, 3.93 inches) long))
A hole in the centre of the base plate can also be used as a template, to mark out a hole
for cables if required.
Carefully drill the mounting holes at 6.5mm DIA (or 1/4) and use the coach bolts and nuts
supplied to fasten the stand to the chosen surface.
Note:
The GUI is convection cooled, the vent holes at the top of the panel must not be covered
or obstructed.

Fig. 19

Base Plate

M6 type
coach bolts

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6.4

Mounting the GUI continued


The GUI also has the option to be mounted on the VESA 75 and VESA 100 stand.
The diagram below Fig. 20 shows the standard VESA layout that can be used.

Fig. 20

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6.5

Mounting the GUI continued (19 inch Rack Mount Bracket)


The GUI also has the option to be mounted on a 19 inch rack system.
The diagram below Fig. 21 shows the bracket that can be used.
The bracket frame is fitted over the back of the GUI and screwed into place using screws
(A). The bracket and GUI can then be attached to the 19 rack using standard rack mount
screws fitted through the holes marked (B).

Fig. 21

(A)

(A)

X5

(B)

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6.6

Mounting the Master Aux (19 inch Rack Mount & VESA Bracket)
The Master Aux has the option of being fitted to a 19 inch rack mount system using the
bracket shown in Fig.22 below, the bracket also has pre drilled template holes for a VESA
100 and VESA 75 stand.
The bracket frame is fitted over the back of the Master Aux and screwed into place using
screws (A). The bracket and Master Aux can then be attached to the 19 rack using
standard rack mount screws fitted through the holes marked (B). Alternatively, use the
pre-drilled holes marked (C) to mount the bracket and Master Aux to a VESA stand.

Fig. 22
(A)

(A)
VESA 100 & 75

(B)

VESA 75

(C)
(B)

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6.7

Mounting the 3ME Compact Control Surface

Warning!
Assistance may be needed to lift the control surface into position using correct lifting
procedures. If you are unsure of the lifting procedures, ask a Health and Safety Officer for
information.
Please use the information from the template provided (page 75) to make a correct cut out
for the control surface.
Two locking screws are located at either end of the front of the control surface. Carefully
turn the two locking screws counter clockwise, (it may be necessary to fully unscrew the
locking screws until they stop turning, to ensure that they engage when the surface lid is
lowered into position). Placing a hand under either end of the front of the control surface,
lift in an upward direction.
As the control surface is lifted a Lid Stay situated on the left side of the tray will click into
position and act as a brace bar to hold the control surface in the upright position.
Carefully lift and slide the rear end of the tray into the cut-out, then lower the front into
position.
Move the control surface to position the screw holes. Secure using No 6 countersink wood
screws along the front and sides of the tray.
Once the control surface has been fitted into position, keeping a firm hold on the
control surface to prevent it from dropping lift the control surface upwards slightly and
push the lid stay to uncouple it, then carefully lower. Finally turn the locking screws back
into the locked position.
Fig. 23

Locking Screws

Lid Stay

Fixing Screws
Fixing Screws

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6.8

Mounting the Mainframe into a 19 Rack

Warning!

Important:

DO NOT lift the mainframe whilst holding the front panel, as it will come away from the
mainframe chassis. The front panel is held in place with a metal clip and is not secure.
DO NOT lift from the rear using the fan housing.
The Mainframe unit is extremely heavy (33kg 72.6lb) and will require two people to lift
into position using correct lifting procedures. If you are unsure of the lifting procedures,
ask a Health and Safety Officer for information.
The Mainframe will require an 6U space within a rack system. Please read the above
warning before attempting to fit the mainframe into a rack system. It may be of assistance
to remove the power supplies from the mainframe before lifting (See Power Supply
diagram note on page 49).
Place the mainframe on a secure flat surface.
Take a firm hold of the handles on the front panel (1) and carefully pull away from the
mainframe, keeping hold of the panel. The panel will unclip and tilt forward on an open
hinge at its base (2). Lift the panel upwards and away from the mainframe.
Once moved into position in a rack, the mainframe will require support.
Notice that there are 2 pre-cut slots running down each side of the mainframe for screws
as shown in Fig.24.
The mainframe is fastened to the rack system using 4 x M6 (1/4 inch) screws (screws are
available from rack suppliers).
When finished, carefully replace the front panel.

Fig. 24
(1)

(2)

Open Hinge

Mounting unit to a 19 rack

Screws x 2
each side

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6.9

Remote AUX Panel


The Remote AUX Panel will require a 1RU space within a rack system. Once moved into
position, the remote AUX panel is fastened to the rack system using 2 x M6 screws
(available from rack suppliers), on the left side and 2 x M6 (1/4 inch) screws on the right
side, through the pre-drilled holes on the front panel as shown in Fig. 25.

Fig. 25

Screws x 2

Screws x 2

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6.10

Mounting the ShotBox and Micropanel


There are two ways to mount the ShotBox and three ways to mount the Micropanel:
Desk mount, as shown below
VESA stand mount (holes located on underside of each panel)
19 Rack mount for the Micropanel, mounted in a 19 rack system, using 4U rack space.

Desk Mount
Please use the information from the template provided (pages 76 and 77) to make a
correct cut-out for the ShotBox and Micropanel.
Once the cut-out has been made, carefully lift and slide the rear end of the tray into the
cut-out, then lower the front into position.
Move the ShotBox/Micropanel to position the screw holes. Secure using No 6 countersink
wood screws in the screw holes shown below.

VESA Stand
The VESA template below outlines the correct type of VESA stand (VESA 75) required to
mount the ShotBox and Micropanel.
Note: Screws no longer that 5MM (0.19 in) penetration into the tray of the ShotBox and
Micropanel.

19 Rack Mount for the Micropanel Only


The Micropanel can be mounted in a 19 rack system using 2 x M6 screws (available from
rack suppliers), on the left side and 2 x M6 (1/4 inch) screws on the right side, through the
pre-drilled holes on the front panel

Fig. 26

VESA 75
Fixing Screw
Holes

Fixing Screw
Holes

Fixing Screw
Holes

Fixing Screw
Holes

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6.11 Mounting the K16 Preview Aux Panel


There are two ways to mount the K16 Preview Aux Panel as described below:

VESA Stand
The VESA template below outlines the correct type of VESA stand (VESA 75) required to
mount the K16 Preview Aux Panel. The VESA mounting holes are located on the rear of
the panel as shown in the diagram below.
Note: Screws no longer that 5MM (0.19 in) penetration into the tray of the Panel.

19 Rack Mount
The K16 Preview Aux Panel can also be mounted in a 19 rack system using a rack mount
kit 2 x M6 screws (available from rack suppliers), on the left side and 2 x M6 (1/4 inch)
screws on the right side, through the pre-drilled holes in the brackets, as shown in the
bottom diagram.
Fig. 27

19 Rack Mount Brackets

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6.12 Mounting the K24, K32 and K40 Preview Aux Panels
The K24, K32 and K40 can be mounted onto a VESA stand using either the VESA 100 or
VESA 75 holes as shown in the diagram below (showing the K40 Preview Aux Panel
only).
The VESA template below outlines the correct type of VESA stand (VESA 100 and 75)
required to mount the Preview Aux Panels. The VESA mounting holes are located on the
rear of each panel, for demonstration purposes, only the K40 Preview Aux Panel is shown
in the diagram below.
Note: Screws no longer that 5MM (0.19 in) penetration into the tray of the Panel.

Fig. 28

VESA 100 and 75 Mount Holes

Note:
The K40 has 3 sets of VESA Mount
Holes, the K24 and K32 only have 1
set.

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6.13 Mounting the GUI Processor and GUI Extension


There are two ways to mount the GUI Extension and GUI Processor:
Desk Mount
Half 19 Rack Mount

Desk Mount
The mounting brackets can be set to two different positions, horizontal with the mounting
holes facing upwards, and vertically (for Rack Mount as described in the 19Rack Mount
description), this will allow the unit to be secured to the underside of a desk (shown in Fig.
29)

19 Rack Mount
The mounting brackets may also be set to a vertical position to fit the unit into a 19 rack,
the unit is 1RU high and only half 19 wide, so will need to have support from below, as
only one side of the unit can be secured to the rack sides (shown in Fig. 30).
Note: the GUI Processor must have ventilation to allow cooling, and must not be installed
into an enclosed space.
Fig. 29
Mounting the unit to the
under side of a desk

Fig. 30

Mounting the unit to a 19 rack.

With the brackets in a


horizontal position, the
unit can be secured to the
desk using screws

The unit is secured on one


side only, and must have
support from below

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System Interconnection

Fig. 31

6RU Mainframe
GUI

3ME Compact Control Surface

Mains Input to
Mainframe

RJ45 to
Mainframe
25 Way D-Type to
Control Surface (comms and power)
15 Way D-Type to
Ancillary Panels

100~240V 60/50Hz 10A MAX 100~240V 60/50Hz 10A MAX

15 Way D-Type to
Ancillary Panels

RJ45 to 1RU Aux Panel

(Note: only 1 ancillary


panel can be
connected)

1RU Remote Aux Panel

Mains Input to
Control Surface

Master Aux Panel


RJ45 to GUI

Preview Aux Panel

External DC
PSU

15 Way D-Type to GUI


or Control Surface

External DC
PSU
Micropanel
15 Way D-Type to GUI
or Control Surface

ShotBox

External DC
PSU

15 Way D-Type to GUI


or Control Surface

Note: Rear connectors for the Micropanel


and ShotBox are virtually the same
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7.1

GUI Processor Connectivity

Fig. 32

RJ45 Connection from Mainframe

RJ45 Connection
To Remote Aux

Computer Type
Monitor (optional)

VGA D Sub

GUI Processor
RJ45
Connection from
Mainframe
2 x 15 Way
D type

25 Way
D type

7.2

USB Mouse and


Keyboard (Optional)

25 Way D type
Used to connect a
Control Panel or an
External PSU

GUI Extension Connectivity

Fig. 33

RJ45 Connection from Mainframe

RJ45 from Mainframe


25 Way
D type

GUI
Extension

25 Way D type
Greater than 3M
2x External
Power Supplies
25 way D type

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Ancillary Panel Connectors


8.1

GUI Connections
The rear of the GUI Display panel has the following connectors:

Fig. 34

Table 1
No

Connector Name

Connector Type

Connector Function

Remote Aux Comms

RJ45

Remote Aux Panel(s)

Mainframe 100Base T

RJ45

Mainframe

USB x 3 (2 Rear 1 Front)

USB

Various Devices

Local Control

15 way D type (female)

ShotBox, Micropanel,
Preview Aux

Local Aux

15 way D type (female)

Master Aux Panel

Panel

25 way D type (male)

Control Surface, DC 12V


PSU

RS232

9 way D type (female)

Diagnostics

SVGA MON

15 way high density D type


(female)

External Display

Power should not be taken from the LOCAL CTRL port on the GUI. Any panel connected
to this port should have it's own power supplies.
Important:

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8.2

GUI Connections Continued (25 Way D-Type male connector)


Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Fig. 35
Pin 1

Pin 13

Pin 14

Pin 25

8.3

Table 2
Function
Clock 1 A
+12V (IN)
Clock 2 A
+12V (IN)
Clock 3 A
+12V (IN)
Tx DATA 1 A
Tx DATA 2 A
Tx DATA 3 A
Rx DATA 1 A
Rx DATA 2 A
Rx DATA 3 A
0V
Clock 1 B
0V
Clock 2 B
0V
Clock 3 B
0V
Tx DATA 1 B
Tx DATA 2 B
Tx DATA 3 B
Rx DATA 1 B
Rx DATA 2 B
Rx DATA 3 B

GUI Connections Continued (15 Way D-Type connector)

Fig. 36
Pin
Pin 8

Pin 1

Pin 15

Pin 9

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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Function
+12V (OUT)
Tx DATA A
+12V (OUT)
Rx DATA A
+12V (OUT)
0V
CLOCK A
0V
0V
Tx DATA B
0V
Rx DATA B
0V
0V
CLOCK B

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GUI Processor Connections

Fig. 37

Table 4
No
1

Connector Name
Local Control

Connector Type
15 way D type (female)

Connector Function
ShotBox, Micropanel,
Preview Aux

Local Aux

15 way D type (female)

ShotBox, Micropanel,
Preview Aux

Remote Aux Comms

RJ45

Remote Aux Panel(s)

RS232

9 way D type (female)

Diagnostics

Panel (Power)

25 way D type (male)

Control Surface, DC 12V


PSU

SVGA MON

15 way high density D type


(female)

External Display

Mainframe 100Base T

RJ45

Mainframe

USB x 4

USB

Various Devices

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8.5

GUI Extension Connections

Fig. 38
1

Table 5
No

Connector Name

Connector Type

Connector Function

GUI 1

25 way D type (female)

Out to GUI Panel 1

GUI 2

25 way D type (female)

Out to GUI Panel 2

Remote Setup

15 way high density D type

Switch Input - to switch


between GUI Panels

PSU 1

25 way D type (male)

12V DC PSU Input

PSU 2

25 way D type (male)

12V DC PSU Input

Panel

25 way D type

From Control Panel

Select Setup

Switch

Function Selector Switch

8.6

Controlling the GUI Extension Box


The GUI Extension is controlled by a combination of the Select Setup rotary switch and
the 15 way Remote Setup connector on the rear of the unit. The GUI Extension has three
main functions:
1. Allows two GUI (or GUI Processor) units to be connected to one control surface, and
switch between them.
Set the Select Setup switch to the factory setting of 'C', and connect a latching (ie not
momentary) switch between pins 1 and 9 of the Remote Setup connector. Open the
switch to select GUI 1 and close it to select GUI 2. There will be a few seconds delay in
powering the second GUI after switching over. The LEDs at the front of the GUI Extension
indicate which GUI is powered.
Note: the switch must be an isolated contact closure - see below. The GUI will not work if
the control surface is not connected and powered.
2. Allows a GUI or GUI Processor to be sited away from the control surface. The voltage
drop in the cable between the control surface and GUI normally limits the distance. Set the
Select Setup switch to the factory setting of 'C' and connect the GUI (or GUI Processor) to
GUI 1.
3. Allows a GUI or GUI Processor to have dual redundant power supplies in a 'stand
alone' installation ie without a control surface. Set the Select Setup switch to '1' and
connect the GUI (or GUI Processor) to GUI 1 connector.

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The GUI extension has three control inputs: GUI_SW selects between GUI 1 and GUI 2
(when appropriate) and is only available at the Remote Setup connector. PWR_SEQ and
PWR_SW are mode controls, which can be remote controlled if required.

Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Connection
GUI_SW_A
Remote PWR_SEQ_A
Remote PWR_SW_A
Not connected
Not connected
Not connected
Not connected
Not connected

Pin
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

Table 6
15 Way Remote Setup
Connection
Function
GUI_SW_B
GUI_SW
Remote PWR_SEQ_B PWR_SEQ
Remote PWR_SW_B
PWR_SW
Not connected
Not connected
Not connected
Not connected

Open
GUI 1
Enable
Enable

Closed
GUI 2
Disabled
Disabled

Note: that isolated contact closures must be used. logic levels or switched grounds are
not suitable.

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The Select Setup rotary switch sets the mode of the unit by individually forcing the states
of PWR_SEQ and PWR_SW, or allowing them to be remote controlled.

HEX
SWITCH
VALUE
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

PWR_SEQ
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Remote
Disabled
Remote
Disabled

Table 7
Select Setup Switch
HEX
PWR_SW
SWITCH
VALUE
Enabled
8
Enabled
9
Disabled
A
Disabled
B
Enabled
C
Enabled
D
Disabled
E
Disabled
F

PWR_SEQ
Enabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
Remote
Disabled
Remote
Disabled

PWR_SW
Remote
Remote
Disabled
Disabled
Remote
Remote
Disabled
Disabled

The factory setting is C which remotes both controls. If the mode control pins are left
unconnected PWR_SEQ and PWR_SW both default to enabled.
The mode controls act as follows:

1. PWR_SEQ (power sequence)


For a Control Surface to connect correctly to a GUI it must have power applied first. When
enabled, this mode powers the GUI(s) only when power from the Control Surface is
detected. If PWR_SEQ is disabled the GUI(s) will power up regardless of whether a
Control Surface is present or powered. This allows the GUI Extension to provide dual
redundant power supplies to a stand-alone GUI.

2. PWR_SW (power switch)


When enabled, this mode switches power only to the GUI selected by GUI_SW. On
switching GUIs there is a short delay before the second GUI powers up to ensure the
Control Surface establishes communications correctly with the new GUI. If PWR_SW is
disabled, power is applied to both GUIs, irrespective of GUI_SW.
Note: this mode can only be disabled if the GUI Extension has two power supplies. If only
one is present, only the GUI selected by GUI_SW will be powered, regardless of the state
of PWR_SW.

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8.7

Master Aux and Remote Aux Connections and Address Setup


The rear of the Master Aux Panel and Remote Aux Panel has the following connectors:

Fig. 39

1
Table 8
No

Connector Name

Connector Type

Connector Function

Aux Loop Comms

RJ45 (see Note 1 below)

GUI Panel

Local Aux

15 way D type (male)

GUI Panel or Control Surface

External DC Power Supply IN

Binder 711 series (3 pin)

12V supply

Note 1:
For Remote Aux maximum cable lengths, see page 14, item 2.3.8 Remote Aux Cable
Lengths.

Address Setup
For Master Aux Panels:
MSB 0
LSB=0 Invalid (reserved)
LSB=1 Aux 1 to16 Select, Stores 1...16 available as direct sources. Default S&W
Shipment
LSB=2 Aux 1 to 24 Select, Stores 1....16 available through Shift (stores 1..8 + shift for
stores 9..16.)
LSB=3 Aux 25 to Aux 40 Select, Stores 1....16 available through Shift (stores 1..8 + shift
for stores 9..16.)
LSB=4 Aux 41 to Aux 56 Select, Stores 1....16 available through Shift (stores 1..8 + shift
for stores 9..16.)
LSB 5...F Invalid (reserved)
Note once you have changed from the Default (LSB=1) it is recommended you re-cap
accordingly
For Remote Aux Panels:
MSB F
LSB Aux panel address 0-F according to the position in the chain. Panels closest to the
GUI should be set to 0
Note2:
MSB setting 0-7 : Control from Master Aux Comms (15 way D-type)
MSB setting 8-F : Control from Remote Aux Loop In (RJ45)
Note 3:
The Master Aux Panel and Remote Aux Panel are each able to take two external power
supplies (see the Power Supply section of this manual pages 47)
A switch at the rear of Master Aux Panel and Remote Aux Panel enables switching
between the external power supplies and power via the 15 pin D-type to the LOCAL AUX
COMMS socket.
Note 4:
Remote Aux panels can be daisy-chained (up to 16) via the RJ45 connectors. The
requirements are that the hex switches must be set appropriately and the panels
connected in a chain:
Remote-Aux-Comms on the GUI to Aux-Loop-In (first panel), Aux-Loop-Out (first panel) to
Aux-Loop-In of second Aux panel etc etc. The cable should be standard STP patch cable
(not cross-over) with all four pairs connected. The Remote Aux panels will be powered
from external power supply(s) please see Power Supplies page 47.
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8.8

Preview Aux Panels K16, K24, K32 and K40 Connections


The connectors for the external power supplies and the 15 Way D-type Local Comms are
located at the rear of the tray for each of the 4 panels.
Configuration is shown below.

Fig. 40

1
2

Table 9
For Preview Aux Panels K16, K24, K32 and K40
No
1

Connector Name
Local Panel Comms

Connector Type

Connector Function

15 way D type (male)

Connect to the GUI Panel


Therefore a maximum of two
panels can be connected.

External DC Power Supply IN

Binder 680 series 8 pin DIN

12V supply

Note 1:

The panels can only be connected to the GUI panel, therefore only a maximum of 2
panels can be connected .

Note 2:

Units connected to the GUI 15 way connectors can be powered up and down at anytime
and communications will be established immediately without a re-boot.

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8.9

ShotBox Rear Panel Connections


The connectors for the external power supplies and the 15 Way D-type Local Comms are
located in the recess at the rear area of the tray, the 15 Way D-type Local Comms
situated at an angle.

Fig. 41

8.10

Micropanel Rear Panel Connections


The connectors for the external power supplies and the 15 Way D-type Local Comms are
located in the recess at the rear area of the tray, the power supply and 15 Way D-type
Local Comms connectors situated at an angle opposite each other.

Fig. 42

Table 10
For The Micropanel and ShotBox
No

Connector Name

Connector Type

Connector Function

Local Panel Comms

15 way D type (male)

GUI Panel or Control Panel

External DC Power Supply IN

Binder 711 series (3 pin)

12V supply

Important ! Connecting the Micropanel, ShotBox and Master Aux

Note 1:

Note 2:

These can be connected to any of the available 15 Way connectors (2 on the GUI, 1 on
the Control Surface) in any combination, E.g. 2 Shot Boxes, 1 Aux Panel, or 3
Micropanels or 1 of each etc.
When connected to the Control Surface 15 Way connector, the unit MUST be powered up
within 10 seconds of the Control Surface being powered (Master Aux takes power from
the surface). In the event that power is lost to the either the Micropanel or ShotBox,
communications will not be established with the either unit, until the GUI is re-booted.
Units connected to the GUI 15 way connectors can be powered up and down at anytime
and communications will be established immediately without a re-boot.
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Control Surface Connectors


The rear of the Control Surface has the following connectors

Fig. 43

3ME Compact, Control Surface configurations


100~240V 60/50Hz 10A MAX 100~240V 60/50Hz 10A MAX

Note:

The 25-way GUI connector is a female type and the 15-way Aux Panel connector is a
female type.
Pin out configuration information is the same as in the tables on the previous page.

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Mainframe Rear Panel and Connections

Fig. 44

A
B

D
E
F
G

24 x
4x
4x
1x
4x
2x
40 x
8x
3x
2x
1x

Table 11
Rear Panel and Connections
ME and DVE Sync Outputs (MEs Fitted will determine activity)
Dual SDI Video Outputs, ME, Aux and DVE
(MEs Fitted will determine activity)
RS422 Control Ports (MEs Fitted will determine activity) on
Serial Diagnostics Ports (MEs Fitted will determine activity),
GPI Connector, providing 24 GPI Triggers
GPO Connectors, providing 48 Tally/GPOs
Analogue Ref Loop Inputs
SDI video inputs
Source Aux SDI Outputs
10/100 Ethernet Ports
16 A IEC power inlets and trip switches for the 750 watt 12 volt power supply units (PSUs
each have there own fans and vent out from the side of the mainframe)
Fans for Electronics cooling

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10.1

Kahuna Mainframe Connections


The Kahuna Mainframe has Ethernet, Serial and Tally & GPI I/O ports.
The Ethernet ports are used for connection between the mainframe and the GUI, to
connect to an alternate mainframe and for FTP connection to provide the transfer of
images.
Serial Ports are RS422 ports and can be assigned a communications protocol in order to
communicate with number of external devices. For most applications a standard 9-way
pin-to-pin cable will be sufficient to connect to an editor, VTR or other device.
The (RS232) Serial Ports are for diagnostic purposes only.

10.2

Control Signals via RS422 Port


There are 4 RS422 9-way D-type connectors that provide RS422 control (please read the
Kahuna User Manual for more information).
Below is shown the industry standard wiring for a controlled device, which is the
configuration used for all the editor interfaces currently supported. The ports
automatically switch between controlling and controlled device according to the
protocol in use. A pin to pin cable is normally required. The diagram shows the
industry-standard pin out for a controlling device. Refer to the User Guide.
If the port should ever be configured as a controlling device, simply exchange the words
Transmit and Receive to arrive at the correct wiring.
Fig. 45
Pin 1

Pin 5

10.3

Pin 6

Pin 9

Table 12
9-way female D-type
FUNCTION
1
Frame Ground
2
RxA
3
TxB
4
GND
5
[No connection]
6
GND
7
RxB
8
TxA
9
Frame Ground

Diagnostics via RS232 Port


There is a 9 way D-type connector diagnostic port for each ME and each DVE.
As can be seen below, the Kahuna Mainframe is configured as a DCE (not DTE) RS-232
device, therefore only a pin-to-pin cable is required to connect this port to a PC. This
configuration is permanently fixed.
Fig. 46
Pin 1

Pin 5

Pin 6

Pin 9

Table 13
9-way female D-type
FUNCTION
1
N/C
2
ME or DVE TX
3
ME or DVE RX
4
N/C
5
GND
6
N/C
7
N/C
8
N/C
9
N/C

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10.4

GPO/TALLY via 25 way D-Type


The mainframe has 48 GPO/Tally spread over four 25 way D-type connectors.

Fig. 47
Pin 13

Pin 25

Each pair of GPO pins (for example Tally 1 & Tally 14) are connected to contacts of a
solid-state relay rated at 60V DC or AC Peak, current rating 0.8A continuous DC or AC.
There is no particular polarity requirement.
Please refer to the User Guide for setup procedures.
Table 14
Tally 1-12
Pin
Signal
1
A01
Pin 1
2
A02
3
A03
4
A04
Pin 14
5
A05
6
A06
7
A07
8
A08
9
A09
10
A10
11
A11
12
A12
13
TEST only
14
B01
15
B02
16
B03
17
B04
18
B05
19
B06
20
B07
21
B08
22
B09
23
B10
24
B11
25
B12
Each of the seven GPO/Tally 25 way D-type connectors are configured in the same way:
Tally 13 24

(pin1 A13 pin 12 A24)


(pin14 B13 pin 25 B24)

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10.5

General Purpose Inputs (GPI) via 25 way D-Type


The mainframe has 24 (GPI 1 24) general-purpose inputs. The action of each of these
inputs may be allocated by the user from a range of functions. The allocation is performed
in the GPI menus. GPIs are TTL compatible, GPIs can be activated by contact closure to
GND. Any externally applied voltage must not exceed 20V.

Fig. 48
Pin 13

Pin 1

Pin 25

Pin 14

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Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

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GPI 1 24
Signal
GPI01
GPI03
GPI05
GPI07
GPI09
GPI11
GPI13
GPI15
GPI17
GPI19
GPI21
GPI23
GND
GPI02
GPI04
GPI06
GPI08
GPI10
GPI12
GPI14
GPI16
GPI18
GPI20
GPI22
GPI24

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10.6

RJ45 Network connections


RJ45 network connectors for use with 100/10Mbit Ethernet.

Fig. 49

FTP - Connecting to a PC
A computer may be connected to the switcher mainframe, either directly or via a network
hub. All ports are Auto MDX/MDXI, crossover cables are not needed.

10.7

Sync Inputs

There are two analogue ref (loop) inputs. These can be defined as SD or HD (B&B =
Black or TriLevel)
Fig. 50

6RU CF Mainframe

Fig. 51
J49

10.8

Sync Outputs

ME2

The Sync Outputs are arranged vertically top to bottom J49, J50 (ME2), J51, J52
(ME1), J53 (OPT) J54 (DVE)

J50

J51

ME1
J52

OPT
J53

J54

DVE1

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Mainframe Front (showing card locations)

Fig. 52

Table 16
Mainframe Card Locations
A
B
C
D

DVE1
ME3 Master providing ME functionality
ME1 Slave (top card), Master (bottom card)
ME2 Slave (top card), Master (bottom card)

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Power Supplies
Caution
To reduce the risk of electric shock, plug each power supply cord into separate branch
circuits employing separate service grounds.

System Components Using Internal Power Supplies


Mainframe
The Mainframe has 1 PSU supplied and one other can be fitted for redundancy.

Control Surface
The control surface will run off a single mains power supply, a second power supply may
be fitted to provide redundancy if required.

System Components Using External Power Supplies


GUI Panel
There is an optional external power supply for the GUI if required.
(part No 9648703)
Note: If a GUI Extension is used without a Control Surface, only PSU1 LED will light on
the GUI Panel. If a GUI Extension is used with a Control Surface, the PSU1 and PSU2
LEDs on the GUI Panel refer to the power supplies in the Control Surface. In both cases
the PSU1 and PSU2 LEDs on the GUI Extension will show which of its power supplies are
present.
Power should not be taken from the LOCAL CTRL port on the GUI. Any panel connected
to this port should have its own power supplies.

Master Aux Panel and Remote Aux Panel

Important:

There is an optional external power supply for the Master Aux Panel and Remote Aux
Panel if required (part No 9648701A).
Note:
The Master Aux Panel and Remote Aux Panel can be fitted with two external power
supplies as well as a +12V supply from either the GUI or the Control Surface (via the 15
pin D-type to the LOCAL AUX COMMS socket).
A switch at the rear of Master Aux Panel and Remote Aux Panel enables switching
between external power supplies and power from the GUI or Control Surface.

ShotBox and Micropanel


The ShotBox and Micropanel use an external power supply only (they cannot be
powered via the 15 Way D-Type connector), the part number for the power supply is
9648701A. A second power supply may be connected to provide redundancy.
Important:

Connecting the Micropanel, ShotBox and Master Aux

Note 1:

Note 2:

These can be connected to any of the available 15 Way connectors (2 on the GUI, 1 on
the Control Surface) in any combination, E.g. 2 Shot Boxes, 1 Aux Panel, or 3
Micropanels or 1 of each etc.
Note 1: When connected to the Control Surface 15 Way connector, the unit MUST be
powered up within 10 seconds of the Control Surface being powered (Master Aux takes
power from the surface). In the event that power is lost to the either the Micropanel or
ShotBox, communications will not be established with the either unit, until the GUI is rebooted.
Note 2: Units connected to the GUI 15 way connectors can be powered up and down at
anytime and communications will be established immediately without a re-boot.

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Preview Aux Panels K16, K24, K32 and K40


The Preview Aux Panels must use the supplied external DC power supplies only (they
cannot be powered via the LOCAL CTRL or LOCAL AUX 15 Way D-Type connectors
on the GUI), the part number for the external power supply is 9658010A. A second power
supply may be connected to provide redundancy.
Note 3: Units connected to the GUI 15 way connectors can be powered up and down at
anytime and communications will be established immediately without a re-boot.

GUI Processor
GUI Processor
Powered from a Control Surface, or the supplied external power supply (part No 9648703)
if required.
Note: if a GUI Extension is used without a Control Surface, only PSU1 LED will light on
the GUI Processor. If a GUI Extension is used with a Control Surface, the PSU1 and
PSU2 LEDs on the GUI Processor refer to the power supplies in the Control Surface. In
both cases the PSU1 and PSU2 LEDs on the GUI Extension show which of its power
supplies are present.
GUI Processor Standby
The GUI processor starts up when power is applied from a control surface or external
power supply (optionally via a GUI Extension). It can be put into a low power standby state
(Red LED lit) by pressing the recessed Standby push button on the front. Press the
pushbutton again to bring it out of standby. Going into and out of standby provides a
convenient way of resetting the GUI Processor.

GUI Extension
GUI Extension
Powered from two supplied external power supplies (part No 9648703).

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Switching the Mainframe ON


This symbol indicates that hazardous voltages are present inside. No user serviceable
parts inside the power supplies. This unit should only be serviced by trained personnel.
Make sure the mains IEC leads are plugged into the mains sockets at the rear of the
mainframe.
Take a firm hold of the handles on the front panel (1) and carefully pull away from the
mainframe, keeping hold of the panel. The panel will unclip and tilt forward on an open
hinge at its base (2). Lift the panel upwards and away from the mainframe.
This will expose the PSUs on the left of the chassis.
Switch on each individual power supply. A single LED will indicate: RED OFF, GREEN
ON.

Fig. 53

(2)

(1)

Open Hinge

Note: How to remove a power supply from the mainframe:


1. Make sure the power supply is turned off.
2. Turn screw (A) shown below, counter clockwise until it stops turning..
3. Take hold of the handle (B) and withdraw from the mainframe slowly.

LED
(B)
(A)

Power supply with switch

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13.2

Switching the Control Surface ON


This symbol indicates that hazardous voltages are present inside. No user serviceable
parts inside the power supplies. This unit should only be serviced by trained personnel.
Make sure the mains IEC leads are plugged into the mains sockets at the rear of the
control surface.
Two locking screws are located at either end of the control surface.
Carefully turn the two locking screws counter clockwise, (it may be necessary to fully
unscrew the locking screws until they stop turning, to ensure that they engage when the
surface lid is lowered into position). Placing a hand under either end of the front of the
surface, lift the surface in an upwards direction. CAUTION! Two gas struts will assist in
raising the lid of the surface, DO NOT raise the surface too fast.
Switch the power supply or supplies on.
Carefully lower the control surface surface, ensuring that once closed the locking screws
are turned back into the locked position.

Fig. 54

Locking screw

Raise the lid in an upward


direction
Locking screw

Power supplies

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Specifications
TELEVISION STANDARDS

Kahuna Inputs and Outputs are Multi Standard, including but not
necessarily limited to, the following:

Television
Standards

1080i
1080i
1080i

60Hz
59.94Hz
50Hz

(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(4)
(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(5),
(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(6),

-292M(D))
-292M(E))
-292M(F))

1035i
1035i

60Hz
59.94Hz

(ANSI/SMPTE-260M,
(ANSI/SMPTE-260M,

-292M(A))
-292M(B))

1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p

30Hz sF
29.97Hz sF
25Hz sF
24Hz sF
23.976Hz sF

(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(12) as per RP211)


(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(13) as per RP211)
(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(14) as per RP211)
(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(15) as per RP211)
(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(16) as per RP211)

1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p

30Hz
29.97Hz
25Hz
24Hz
23.976Hz

(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(7)
(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(8)
(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(9)
(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(10)
(ANSI/SMPTE-274M(11)

-292M(G))
-292M(H))
-292M(I))
-292M(J))
-292M(K))

720p
720p
720p
525

60Hz
59.94Hz
50Hz
60Hz/59.94Hz

-292M(L))
-292M(M))
-292M(M))

625

50Hz

(ANSI/SMPTE-296M(1),
(ANSI/SMPTE-296M(2),
(ANSI/SMPTE-296M(2),
4:3/16:9 (ITU-R BT.601-5
ANSI/SMPTE
4:3/16:9 (ITU-R BT.601-5
ANSI/SMPTE

-259M(2)
-259M(2)

INTERNAL PROCESSING

Luma & Key


Input/Output Rates

HD 74.25 MHz or (74.25/1.001)MHz


SD 13.5MHz

Pb & Pr Input/Output Rates

HD 37.125 MHz or (37.125/1.001)MHz (4:2:2)


SD 6.75MHz
10 bits minimum, with Dynamic Rounding where
appropriate.
(Dynamic Rounding is licensed from Quantel Ltd.)

Resolution

Synchronisation

Input synchronisers on all paths. Full frame synchronisation


of inputs. Asynchronous sources must be transitioned on
and off (see User Manual)

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INPUTS

Number of Video Inputs


Mainframe

Reference Inputs
Mainframe

40 x

Dual standard, SD-SDI/HD-SDI (depending on


options) each on 1 x BNC

x2
On-line Switchable between analogue HD Tri-level Sync
and analogue SD sync 2 x BNC loop-through.

INPUT FORMATS & LEVELS

SDI Input Format

Dual Standard HD 1.485 Gbits/second and SD


270Mbits/second serial digital interface as per
ANSI/SMPTE-259/292M

Analogue HD Reference

300mV tri-level sync.

Analogue SD Reference

300mV sync with optional 300mV pk-pk burst 6dB

Impedance:

75 ohms (except reference input).

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OUTPUTS

ME Outputs

4 Off per ME, programmable HD or SD SDI each on 2 x


BNC

Aux Outputs

4 Off per ME, HD or SD SDI each on 2 x BNC

SDI Source Aux Outputs

8 Off HD or SD SDI

DVE Outputs

4, HD or SD SDI each on 2 x BNC

Sync Output

Tri-Level or SD depending on output standard

OUTPUT FORMATS & LEVELS

SDI Output Format

Analogue Sync

Output Impedance:

Dual Standard HD 1.485 Gbits/second and SD


270Mbits/second serial digital interface as per
ANSI/SMPTE-259/292M

300mV tri-level HD sync or 300mV SD sync according to


system standard

75 ohms

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CONTROL INTERFACES - Mainframe

Control Surface/Network
Mainframe

3 ports 10/100 base T, Auto MDX/MDXI on RJ45


connector.

Serial Control

4 x RS-422 on 9-way D-type.

GPI inputs
Mainframe

24 TTL-level/contact-closure inputs on 1 x 25-way D-types

GPO (Tally) outputs


Mainframe
Diagnostics = 1 per
ME/DVE
Mainframe

48 isolated contact closures on 4 x 25-way female D-types.

RS-232 (DCE) on 4 x 9-way female D-type.

CONTROL INTERFACES - Control Surface

GUI Display

1 x 25-way D-type.

Master Aux Panel

1 x 15-way D-type.

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CONTROL INTERFACES GUI Panel

Mainframe

100 base T on 1 x RJ45 connector.

Control Surface

1 x 25-way D-type.

Master Aux Panel

1 x 15-way D-type.

Remote Aux

1 x RJ45 connector

Diagnostics

RS-232 on 1 x 9-way D-type.

External Display

SVGA-compatible on 1 x 15-way Hi Density D-type.


Signal freq: 38kHz Horizontal, 60Hz Vertical.

Local Control

1 x 15-way D-type for future development

Various USB devices

3 x USB connectors

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CONTROL INTERFACES GUI Processor

Mainframe

100 base T on 1 x RJ45 connector.

Control Surface

1 x 25-way D-type.

Local Control

1 x 15-way D-type for ShotBox, Micropanel, Preview Aux

Remote Aux

1 x RJ45 connector

Diagnostics

RS-232 on 1 x 9-way D-type.

External Display

SVGA-compatible on 1 x 15-way Hi Density D-type.


Signal freq: 38kHz Horizontal, 60Hz Vertical.

Local Control

1 x 15-way D-type for ShotBox, Micropanel, Preview Aux

Various USB devices

4 x USB connectors

CONTROL INTERFACES GUI Extension

To GUI 1

1 x 25-way D-type.

To GUI 2

1 x 25-way D-type.

External 12V DC PSU 1

1 x 25-way D-type.

External 12V DC PSU 2

1 x 25-way D-type.

Remote Setup

1 x 15-way D-type. For switching between GUI 1/2

Control Surface Input

1 x 25-way D-type.

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CONTROL INTERFACES Master Aux Panel

Loop IN

1 x RJ45 connector.

Loop OUT

1 x RJ45 connector.

Local Aux Comms

1 x 15-way D-type.

PSU

2 x BINDER 711 series

CONTROL INTERFACES Remote Aux Panel

Loop IN

1 x RJ45 connector.

Loop OUT

1 x RJ45 connector.

Local Aux Comms

1 x 15-way D-type.

PSU

2 x BINDER 711 series

CONTROL INTERFACES Preview Aux Panel K16, K24, K32 and K40

Local Aux Comms

1 x 15-way D-type.

PSU

2 x BINDER 680 series 8 Pin

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PHYSICAL Kahuna System Mainframe

Size

Height
Width
Depth

Mainframe
10.47 inches
18.98 inches nominal
22.19 inches nominal

~ 266 mm.
~ 482 mm including brackets.
~ 563.7 mm including connectors

Weight

76.7lbs

~ 34.8kg

Environmental

41 to 95F

~ 5 to 35 C non-condensing.

PHYSICAL GUI

Size
Height
Width
Depth

12.3 inches
16.9 inches
3.2 inches

~ 313.5 mm (including stand)


~ 430 mm
~ 81.7 mm

Weight

13.8lbs

~ 6.3kg

Environmental

41 to 95F

~ 5 to 35 C non-condensing

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PHYSICAL 3ME Compact Control Surface

Size
Height
Width
Depth
Suggested Cut-out
Depth Clearance

23.5 inches
~ 598 mm
45.2 inches
~ 1148 mm
4.9 inches
~ 125 mm
See 3ME Compact cut-out template on page 104
Over 5.11 inches ~ 130 mm

Weight

75.8lbs

~ 33.5kg

Environmental

41 to 95F

~ 5 to 35C non-condensing

PHYSICAL Master Aux Panel (without stand)

Size

4RU
8.11 inches
19.8 inches
2.74 inches

~ 206 mm (including stand)


~ 504 mm
~ 69.7 mm

Weight

8.1lbs

~ 3.7kg

Environmental

41 to 95F

~ 5 to 35C non-condensing

Height
Width
Depth

PHYSICAL Remote Aux Panel

Size

1RU
1.7 inches
18.9 inches
5.8 inches

~ 44 mm
~ 482 mm
~ 148.8 mm

Weight

5.7lbs

~ 2.6kg

Environmental

41 to 95F

~ 5 to 35C non-condensing

Height
Width
Depth

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PHYSICAL Preview Aux Panels K16, K24, K32 and K40

Size

K16
Height
Width
Depth
K24
Height
Width
Depth
K32
Height
Width
Depth
K40
Height
Width
Depth

7
inches
13.7 inches
2.89 inches

~ 177 mm
~ 348 mm
~ 73.4 mm

7
inches
19.7 inches
2.89 inches

~ 177 mm
~ 501.2 mm
~ 73.4 mm

7
inches
25.7 inches
2.89 inches

~ 177 mm
~ 654.6 mm
~ 73.4 mm

7
inches
31.8 inches
2.89 inches

~ 177 mm
~ 808.0 mm
~ 73.4 mm

5.9lbs
7.5lbs
9.7lbs
12lbs

~ 2.4kg
~ 3.4kg
~ 4.4kg
~ 5.4kg

41 to 95F

~ 5 to 35C non-condensing

Weight
K16
K24
K32
K40

Environmental

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PHYSICAL Micropanel

Size
Height
Width
Depth
Suggested Cut-out

4RU
6.9 inches
~ 177 mm
18.9 inches
~ 482 mm
3.55 inches
~ 90.4 mm (not including T bar)
See cut-out template on page 108

Weight

7.5lbs

~ 3.4kg

Environmental

41 to 95F

~ 5 to 35C non-condensing

PHYSICAL ShotBox Panel

Size
Height
Width
Depth
Suggested Cut-out

5.98 inches
~ 152 mm
10.2 inches
~ 272 mm
2.53 inches
~ 64.5 mm
See cut-out template on page 109

Weight

3.3lbs

~ 1.5kg

Environmental

41 to 95F

~ 5 to 35C non-condensing

PHYSICAL GUI Processor & GUI Extension

Size
Height
Width
(Width)
Depth

1.74 inches
8.46 inches
10.3 inches
8.2 inches

~ 44.2 mm
~ 215 mm (without Rack Ears)
~ 263.6 mm (with Rack Ears)
~ 208.4 mm

Weight

3.52lbs

~ 1.6kg

Environmental

41 to 95F

~ 5 to 35C non-condensing

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POWER SUPPLY

One fully independent hot-swappable PSU module, with a


single mains power feed via 1 x 16A IEC-C20 socket.
Dual Redundancy requires one more fully independent PSU
module; with separate mains power feed via 1 x 16A IECC20 socket.

Mainframe

Note: To reduce the risk of electric shock, plug each power


supply cord into separate branch circuits employing
separate service grounds.
Control Surface

Two fully independent PSU modules, with separate mains


power feeds via 2 x 10A IEC-C14 sockets.
Note: To reduce the risk of electric shock, plug each power
supply cord into separate branch circuits employing
separate service grounds.

Master Aux Panel

Remote Aux Panel

Preview Aux Panels


K16, K24, K32 and K40
ShotBox

+12V, 1.25A supplied by one or two external PSU modules


(part No. 9648701A) and 12V, 0.4A supplied by 15 way Dtype from Control Surface or GUI. Switchable between the
two sources
12V, 1.25A supplied by one or two external PSU modules
(part No. 9648701A) and 12V, 0.4A supplied by 15 way Dtype from Control Surface or GUI. Switchable between the
two sources
12V, 2.5A supplied by one or two external PSU modules
(part No. 9658010A)
12V, 1.25A supplied by one or two external PSU modules
(9648701A)

Micropanel

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POWER SUPPLY - continued

+12V, 3.5A supplied by a 25 way D-type from the Control


Surface
GUI

or
12V, 3.5A supplied by a 25 way D-type from an external
PSU (9648703)
+12V, 3.5A supplied by a 25 way D-type from the Control
Surface

GUI Processor

or
12V, 3.5A supplied by a 25 way D-type from an external
PSU (9648703)

GUI Extension

2 x 12V, 3.5A supplied by a 25 way D-type from an external


PSU (9648703)

POWER REQUIREMENTS

Voltage

110V-240V 50/60Hz

Rack Units Power

Less than 1000 Watts with all options fitted

Control Surface Power

Less than 100 Watts.

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System Dimensions
All dimensions in brackets are in inches.

Note

15.1

Mainframe Dimensions

Fig. 55

5.0 [0.20 in]


92.4 [3.64 in] 81.2 [3.20 in]
73.0 [2.87 in]

20.0 [0.79 in]

442.0 [17.40 in]

120.0 [4.72
59.2 [2.33 in]
40.2 [1.58 in]

33.7 [1.33 in]

504.5 [19.86 in]

471.8 [18.58 in]


129.5 [5.10 in]
444.5 [17.50 in]

6.8 [0.27 in]

482.0 [18.98 in]

461.0 [18.15 in] MINIMUM FIXING

469.0 [18.46 in] MAXIMUM FIXING

37.7 [1.48 in]

190.5 [7.50 in]


266.0 [10.47 in]

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15.2

GUI Dimensions

Fig. 56

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15.3

3ME Compact Surface Dimensions

Fig. 57

71 [2.78 in]
117.5 [4.62 in]
598 [23.56 in]

271 [10.66 in]

182 [7.16 in]


135 [5.33 in]
110 [4.34 in]

5.7 [0.22 in]


50 [1.98 in]

519 [20.44 in]

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Master Aux Panel Dimensions

15.5

Remote Aux Dimensions

Fig. 58

Fig. 59

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15.6

Micropanel Dimensions
177.0 [6.97 in]

Fig. 60

101.6 [4 in]

47.3 [1.86 in]

37.7 [1.48 in]


37.1 [1.46 in]

94.7 [3.73 in]

9.3 [0.36 in]

158.5 [6.24 in]

9.3 [0.36 in]

Note: If mounting in a 19 (inch) rack system the Micropanel uses 4U rack space
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15.7

ShotBox Dimensions
152.0 [5.98 in]

Fig. 61

22.0 [0.87 in]


36.5 [1.44 in]

99.0 [3.9 in]

7.7 [0.3 in]

138.4 [5.45 in]

6.0 [0.23 in]

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15.8

Preview Aux Panel K16 Dimensions

Fig. 62

26.9 [1.06 in]

347.8 [13.69 in]


294.0 [11.57 in]

25.4 [1.00 in]

297.0 [11.69 in]

12.1 [0.47 in]

238.5 [9.39 in]


263.7 [10.38 in]

126.4

323.7
75.0

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15.9

Preview Aux Panel K24 Dimensions

Fig. 63

138.9 [5.47 in]


100.0 [3.94 in]
75.0 [2.95 in]

19.5 [0.77 in]


32.0 [1.26 in]

61.6 [2.43 in]


47.8 [1.88 in] 11.8 [0.46 in]
6.0 [0.24 in]

177.0 [6.97 in]


79.2 [3.12 in]

59.6 [2.35 in]

52.8 [2.08 in]

60.7 [2.39 in]


93.1 [3.67 in]
138.9 [5.47 in]

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Preview Aux Panel K32 Dimensions

Fig. 64
138.9 [5.47 in]
100.0
75.0 [2.95 in]

19.5 [0.77 in]


32.0 [1.26 in]

11.8 [0.46 in]


47.8 [1.88 in] 6.0 [0.24 in]

177.0 [6.97 in]


79.2 [3.12 in]
59.6 [2.35 in]

52.8 [2.08 in]


61.6 [2.43 in]

43.4 [1.71 in]


75.8 [2.98 in]
138.9 [5.47 in]
156.1 [6.14 in]

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Preview Aux Panel K40 Dimensions

Fig. 65
138.9 [5.47 in]
75.0 [2.95 in]
100.0 [3.94 in]

32.0 [1.26 in]


19.5 [0.77 in]

61.6 [2.43 in]


52.8 [2.08 in]
47.8 [1.88 in] 11.8 [0.46 in]
6.0 [0.24 in]

177.0 [6.97 in]


79.2 [3.12 in] 59.6 [2.35 in]

60.7 [2.39 in]


93.1 [3.67 in]
138.9 [5.47 in]

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17.1 [0.68 in

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GUI Processor and GUI Extension Dimensions

Fig. 66
208.4 (8.2)
205.2 (8.1)
203.4 (8.0)
34.5 (1.35)

44.2 (1.74)
41.6 (1.63)
1.3 (0.05)

10.2 (0.4)

24.3 (0.95)
2.0 (0.07)

8.0 (0.31)

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Cutout Templates
16.1
3ME Compact Control Surface
16

68.5 [2.7 in] CRS

215 [8.46 in]


4x30.0 [1.18 in]

205 [8.07 in]

1122 [44.17 in]


215 [8.46 in]

25 [0.98 in]

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244 [9.59 in]

R4 MAX IF
REQUIRED

15 [0.59 in] MIN CLEARANCE


AT SIDES OF DECK

18 [0.71 in]

25 [0.98 in]

EDGE OF TABLE OR DESK

10x103(4.06 in)=1030 [40.55 in]


1131 [44.53 in] CRS

525 [20.67 in]

56 [2.2 in] MIN

4 [0.16 in]

(5.5 [0.22 in]) 63 [2.48 in] 100 [3.94 in] CRS 100 [3.94 in] CRS

4.5 [0.18 in]

103 [4.06 in] CRS

525 [20.67 in]


FIXING HOLE POSITIONS, SIZE AS
ERQUIRED

51 [1.99 in]

2x15 [0.59 in]

Fig. 67

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Fig. 68

Micropanel

31.5 [1.24 in]

101.6 [4 in]

FIXING HOLE POSITIONS.


SIZE AS REQUIRED
(DIA 6 MAX)
445.5 [17.54 in]

EDGE OF TABLE OR DESK

465.6 [18.33 in]

21.3 [0.84 in] MIN CLEARANCE

MAX
R4 TYP

10.0 [0.39 in]


164.5 [6.48 in]

9.5 [0.37 in] MIN CLEARANCE

9.5 [0.37 in] MIN

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Fig. 69

ShotBox
93.5 [3.68 in]

5.0 [0.20 in]


MIN CLEARANCE
6.5 [0.26 in]
MIN

142.5 [5.61 in]


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