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Kramer Electronics, Ltd.
USER MANUAL
Models:
PIP-400, Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split
PIP-500, Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split
Contents
Contents
1 Introduction 1
2 Getting Started 1
3 Overview 2
4 Your Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split Machines 3
5 Installing on a Rack 8
5.1 Before Installing on a Rack 8
5.1.1 CAUTION!! 8
5.2 Instructions for Rack-Mounting 8
6 Connecting the PIP-500 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split 9
6.1 Connecting a PC 11
7 Configuring and Operating your PIP-500 12
7.1 Using the Menu 12
7.1.1 The Mode Submenu 14
7.1.2 The Video Settings Submenu 15
7.1.3 The Presets Submenu 15
7.1.4 The Labeling Submenu 16
7.2 Displaying the Layers in the PIP Mode 16
7.2.1 Selecting a Different Channel as the Background 17
8 Firmware Upgrade 18
8.1 Downloading from the Internet 18
8.2 Connecting the PC to the RS-232 Port 18
8.3 Upgrading Firmware 18
9 Technical Specifications 20
10 Communication Protocol 21
Figures
Figure 1: PIP-400 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split 4
Figure 2: PIP-500 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split 5
Figure 3: Connecting the PIP-500 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split 10
Figure 4: Connecting a PC without using a Null-modem Adapter 11
Figure 5: The PIP-500 Menu Guide 13
Figure 6: The PIP Mode 14
Figure 7: The QUAD Mode 14
Figure 8: Goal Screen 19
Figure 9: System Status Screen 19
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Contents
Tables
Table 1: Front Panel Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split Features 6
Table 2: Rear Panel Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split Features 7
Table 3: Recommended Ambient Temperature and Humidity Range 8
Table 4: The PIP-500 Main Menu Items 12
Table 5: The MODE Submenu Features 14
Table 6: PIP Sizing and Positioning Features 15
Table 7: Video Settings Submenu Features 15
Table 8: Presets Submenu Features 15
Table 9: Technical Specifications of the Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split Machines 20
Table 10: Protocol Definitions 21
Table 11: Instruction Codes for the Communication Protocol 22
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Introduction
1 Introduction
Welcome to Kramer Electronics (since 1981): a world of unique, creative and
affordable solutions to the infinite range of problems that confront the video,
audio and presentation professional on a daily basis. In recent years, we have
redesigned and upgraded most of our line, making the best even better! Our
350-plus different models now appear in 8 Groups1, which are clearly defined
by function.
Congratulations on purchasing your Kramer PIP-400 Picture in Picture
Inserter / Quad Split and/or PIP-500 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split,
which are ideal for:
Video production studios for source monitoring
Teleconferencing using one screen
Satellite, TV, home theater multi-channel monitoring
Security applications
The package includes the following items:
PIP-400 or PIP-500
Power cord and Null-modem adapter (for control via RS-232)
This user manual2
2 Getting Started
We recommend that you:
Unpack the equipment carefully and save the original box and packaging
materials for possible future shipment
Review the contents of this user manual
Use Kramer high performance high resolution cables3
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Overview
3 Overview
The high performance PIP-400/PIP-500 is a picture-in-picture inserter for
composite video, s-Video (YC) and component video (YUV1).
The PIP-400/PIP-500 features:
A multi standard picture-in-picture video inserter designed to accept up to
five2 video sources and display them all on the same screen simultaneously3
Five2 sets of composite video, s-Video and component video inputs, and a
composite video, s-Video and component video output
A dedicated composite video and s-Video QUAD output to display four
quarter-sized pictures4 on one screen (each in its own quad)
Three operation modes: Single, PIP and QUAD
Non-volatile memory that retains the last setting, after switching the
power off and then on again5
Using the PIP-400/PIP-500 you can do the following:
Size and position sources on the screen as desired
Put a text label in each inserted picture
Put a border around each inserted picture
Use sources of different formats and standards6
In addition, the PIP-400/PIP-500:
Includes 10-bit video A/D and D/A converters throughout the unit, to
ensure the highest quality video
Is controllable via the front panel buttons and a user-friendly OSD and
LCD, as well as via RS-232
Is dependable, rugged, and fits in two vertical spaces of a standard 19” rack
1 Y, B-Y, R-Y (sometimes called Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr)
2 Four for the PIP-400
3 In two layers
4 Channels 1 to 4
5 Provided that the last setting was valid for at least 30 seconds before switching the machine OFF
6 For example, a PAL s-Video input could be inserted into a composite video NTSC source, and outputted to composite
video, s-Video and component video formats
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To achieve the best performance:
Connect only good quality connection cables, thus avoiding interference,
deterioration in signal quality due to poor matching, and elevated noise-
levels (often associated with low quality cables)
Avoid interference from neighboring electrical appliances and position your
Kramer PIP-400/PIP-500 away from moisture, excessive sunlight and dust
4 Your Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split Machines
This section defines each of the Picture-in-Picture Inserter machines:
Figure 1 illustrates the PIP-400 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split
Figure 2 illustrates the PIP-500 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split
Table 1 and Table 2 define the Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split
machines.
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Your Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split Machines
INPUTS
1 2 3 4 LAYER FREEZE ENTER ESC
INPUT 4 QUAD OUT
CV Y/C Y B-Y R-Y CV Y/C RELAY
INPUT 1 INPUT 2 INPUT 3 OUTPUT
CV B-Y CV B-Y CV B-Y CV B-Y
Y/C Y/C Y/C Y/C RS-232
Y R-Y Y R-Y Y R-Y Y R-Y FUSE
Figure 1: PIP-400 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split
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INPUTS
1 2 3 4 5 LAYER FREEZE ENTER ESC
INPUT 4 INPUT 5 QUAD OUT
CV Y/C Y B-Y R-Y CV Y/C Y B-Y R-Y CV Y/C RELAY
INPUT 1 INPUT 2 INPUT 3 OUTPUT
CV B-Y CV B-Y CV B-Y CV B-Y
Y/C Y/C Y/C Y/C RS-232
Y R-Y Y R-Y Y R-Y Y R-Y FUSE
Figure 2: PIP-500 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split
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Your Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split Machines
Table 1: Front Panel Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split Features
# Feature Function
1 POWER Switch Illuminated switch for turning the unit ON or OFF
1
2 LCD Display Displays data including the operation mode and the menu (2 lines at a time)
2
3 INPUT Buttons In the SINGLE mode: selects the input to switch to the output
In the PIP mode: selects the input to appear in front
Selects an input for positioning and sizing
4 LAYER Button When in the PIP mode, press to access the PIP Sizing and Position menu directly
3
5 FREEZE Button Press to freeze/unfreeze the output video image
4
6 Moves the selected image to the left in the PIP mode
5
Moves to the previous character in the Labeling menu
7 Moves the selected image upwards in the PIP mode4
Navigation Buttons
Moves up one step (in the same level) in the OSD screen
Increases the range by one step in the OSD screen
Use to change the selected character in the Labeling menu5
4
8 Moves the selected image to the right in the PIP mode
5
Moves to the next character in the Labeling menu
4
9 Moves the selected image downwards in the PIP mode
Moves down one step (in the same level) in the OSD screen
Decreases the range by one step in the OSD screen
5
Use to change the selected character in the Labeling menu
10 ENTER Button Displays the main menu; moves to the next level; confirms a command
11 ESC Button Exits the OSD Menu; moves back to the previous level; stops the execution of a command
1 See Figure 5
2 PIP-400 has four input buttons and PIP-500 has five input buttons
3 Illuminates when the image is frozen
4 See section 7.1.1.1
5 See section 7.1.4
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Table 2: Rear Panel Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split Features
# Feature Function
12 CV BNC Connector Connects to the composite video source
13 Y BNC Connector
1
INPUT 1
14 B-Y BNC Connector Connects to the component2 video source
15 R-Y BNC Connector
16 Y/C 4p Connector Connects to the s-Video source
17 CV BNC Connector Connects to the composite video acceptor
OUTPUT
18 Y BNC Connector
2
19 B-Y BNC Connector Connects to the component video acceptor
20 R-Y BNC Connector
21 Y/C 4p Connector Connects to the s-Video acceptor
22 PROG. (IN) Push in to upgrade to the latest Kramer Firmware (see section 8)
23 RS-232 Port Connects to the PC or other serial controller
24 Power Connector with FUSE AC connector enabling power supply to the unit
25 RELAY Terminal Block For future use
QUAD
26 Y/C 4p Connector Connects to the s-Video quad acceptor
OUT
27 CV BNC Connector Connects to the composite video quad acceptor
1 The PIP-400 has 4 sets of inputs; the PIP-500 has 5 sets. Each set includes CV; Y, B-Y, R-Y; and Y/C
2 For component video, connect all 3 connectors: Y, B-Y, R-Y (also known as Y, Pb/Cb, Pr/Cr; or YUV)
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Installing on a Rack
5 Installing on a Rack
This section describes what to do before installing on a rack (see section 5.1)
and how to install on a rack (see section 5.2).
5.1 Before Installing on a Rack
Before installing the machine in a 19" rack, be sure that the environment is
within the recommended range:
Table 3: Recommended Ambient Temperature and Humidity Range
Operating temperature range +5 to +45 Deg. Centigrade
Operating humidity range 5 to 65 % RHL, non-condensing
Storage temperature range -20 to +70 Deg. Centigrade
Storage humidity range 5 to 95% RHL, non-condensing
5.1.1 CAUTION!!
When installing the PIP-400/PIP-500 in a 19" rack, avoid hazards by taking care
that:
1. It is located within the recommended environmental conditions, as the
operating ambient temperature of a closed or multi-unit rack assembly may
exceed the room ambient temperature.
2. Once rack-mounted, enough air will still flow around the machine.
3. The machine is placed straight in the correct horizontal position.
4. You do not overload the circuit(s). When connecting the machine to the
supply circuit, overloading the circuits might have a detrimental effect on
overcurrent protection and supply wiring. Refer to the appropriate nameplate
ratings for information. For example, for fuse replacement, see the value
printed on the product label.
5. The machine is earthed (grounded) in a reliable way and is connected only to
an electricity socket with grounding. Pay particular attention to supply
connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (for example,
the use of power strips), and that you use only the power cord that is supplied
with the machine.
5.2 Instructions for Rack-Mounting
To install the PIP-400/PIP-500 in a 19" rack, place the ears of the machine
against the rack rails, and insert the screws through each of the four holes in
the rack ears1.
1 Always mount the machine in the rack before you attach any cables or connect the machine to the power. If you are using a
Kramer rack adapter kit (for a machine that is not 19"), refer to the Rack Adapters user manual (download it at:
http://www.kramerelectronics.com) for installation instructions
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Connecting the PIP-500 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split
6 Connecting the PIP-500 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split
To connect your PIP-5001 as the example in Figure 3 illustrates, do the
following2:
1. On the INPUT 1 set3, connect4:
A composite video source to the CV INPUT BNC connector (for
example, a composite video player 1)
An s-Video source to the Y/C INPUT 4p connector (for example, an
s-Video player 1)
A component video source to the Y, B-Y, and R-Y INPUT BNC
connectors (for example, a BETACAM video player 1)
2. Connect the OUTPUT connectors5, as follows:
The CV OUTPUT BNC connector to the composite video acceptor
(for example, a composite video display)
The Y/C OUTPUT 4p connector to the s-Video acceptor (for
example, an s-Video display)
The Y, B-Y, and R-Y OUTPUT BNC connectors to the component
video acceptor (for example, a component video projector)
3. Connect the QUAD OUT6 connectors, as follows7:
The CV QUAD OUT BNC connector to the composite video display
The Y/C QUAD OUT 4p connector to the s-Video display
4. Connect a PC or other controller, if required (see section 6.1).
5. Connect the power cord8 (not illustrated in Figure 3).
1 From this section on, all the information is relevant to the PIP-400 and PIP-500 machines, unless noted otherwise
2 Switch OFF the power on each device before connecting it to your PIP-500. After connecting your PIP-500, switch ON its
power and then switch on the power on each device
3 PIP-400 has four sets of inputs, the PIP-500 has five sets of inputs
4 You do not have to connect all the inputs in each set
5 If only one output is required, connect that output to the PIP-500, and leave the other outputs unconnected
6 All four inputs (1 to 4) must be connected to achieve a good quality quad split output
7 You do not have to connect both QUAD outputs
8 We recommend that you use only the power cord that is supplied with this machine
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Composite
Video Player 1
Betacam
Video Player 1
s-Video
Player 1
Component
Video Projector
Composite
Video Display
Composite
Video (Quad
Display)
s-Video s-Video
(Quad Display
Display)
Figure 3: Connecting the PIP-500 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split
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Connecting the PIP-500 Picture in Picture Inserter / Quad Split
6.1 Connecting a PC
To connect a PC to the PIP-500 unit, using the Null-modem adapter provided
with the machine (recommended):
Connect the RS-232 DB9 rear panel port on the PIP-500 unit to the
Null-modem adapter and connect the Null-modem adapter with a 9-wire
flat cable to the RS-232 DB9 port on your PC
To connect a PC to the PIP-500 unit, without using a Null-modem adapter:
Connect the RS-232 DB9 port on your PC to the RS-232 DB9 rear panel
port on the PIP-500 unit, as Figure 4 illustrates
PIN 5 Connected to PIN 5 (Ground)
PIN 3 Connected to PIN 2
PIN 2 Connected to PIN 3
Female DB9 (From PC) Male DB9
PIN 4 Connected to PIN 6
PINS 8, 7, 1 Connected together
If a Shielded cable is used, connect the shield to PIN 5
Figure 4: Connecting a PC without using a Null-modem Adapter
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Configuring and Operating your PIP-500
7 Configuring and Operating your PIP-500
You can configure and operate your PIP-500 via:
The front panel buttons, and/or
RS-232 serial commands transmitted by a touch screen system, PC, or
other serial controller
7.1 Using the Menu
Use the front panel buttons to activate the menu. The menu is displayed1 on
the LCD display2 and is also superimposed on the screen2, 3.
To use the PIP-500 menu, press the:
ENTER button to display the menu and accept changes
ESC button to move to the previous menu level
, arrow buttons to select the menu items, size and position the input
display, adjust the numerical rates, and change the text labeling
, arrow buttons to position the input display and to change the text
labeling
Table 4 defines the main menu items and Figure 5 illustrates the PIP menu
guide:
Table 4: The PIP-500 Main Menu Items
Menu Item Function
MODE Select between the SINGLE, PIP and QUAD modes, see section 7.1.1
OSD Activates/deactivates the OSD menu4
BORDER Select a border around the image (applies to all channels) and select the
border COLOUR (WHITE or BLACK)
VIDEO SETTINGS Adjust the CONTRAST, SATURATION and BRIGHTNESS (see section
7.1.2)
INPUT SELECT Select between: COMPOSITE video, S-VIDEO or COMPONENT video, per
input channel
OUTPUT STANDARD Select between NTSC and PAL
PRESETS Store and recall PRESETS (1 and 2), or use FACTORY DEFAULT5 settings,
see section 7.1.3
LABELING Change the text label for the input channel, see section 7.1.4
1 The menu always displays only 2 lines at a time on the LCD display. Use the up/down arrow buttons to scroll up/down the
menu
2 Upon powering up, the LCD briefly displays the machine’s name, and the OSD displays the firmware version
3 The menu times out after a minute, both on the LCD display and on the OSD
4 The menu still appears on the LCD display even when deactivated in the OSD
5 The machine is set to Single mode, Channel 1, default video settings and default labeling
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1/1
1/4
SINGLE PIP SIZING 1/9
MODE PIP 1/16
OFF
QUAD
ON PIP POSITION MOVE
OSD
OFF
ON
BORDER OFF
WHITE
COLOUR BLACK
CONTRAST SET
VIDEO SATURATION SET
SETTINGS
ENTER
BRIGHTNESS SET
COMPOSITE
INPUT S-VIDEO
SELECT
COMPONENT
NTSC
OUTPUT
STANDARD
PAL
STORE PRESET 1
STORE
STORE PRESET 2
PRESETS
RECALL PRESET 1
RECALL
RECALL PRESET 2
FACTORY DEFAULT
LABELING CHANGE
LABEL
Figure 5: The PIP-500 Menu Guide
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7.1.1 The Mode Submenu
Table 5 defines the MODE submenu features:
Table 5: The MODE Submenu Features
Mode Function
SINGLE Displays one input channel at a time on the screen (full screen display). The LCD display
shows the display mode and the selected channel, for example, “Single Mode – Channel 2”
1
PIP Displays all 5 input channels on the screen. Once the PIP mode is selected, the PIP SIZING
and PIP POSITION commands appear, as illustrated in Figure 6 (see section 7.1.1.1). The
LCD display shows “PIP Mode”
2
QUAD Displays 4 quarter-sized input channels over the screen (channels 1 to 4), as illustrated in
Figure 7. The LCD display shows “QUAD Mode”
Figure 6: The PIP Mode
Figure 7: The QUAD Mode
1 PIP-400 has four input channels
2 All four inputs (1 to 4) must be connected to achieve a good quality quad split output
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Configuring and Operating your PIP-500
When selecting the SINGLE mode following the PIP or the QUAD mode, the
input channel (that is currently selected) is displayed.
7.1.1.1 PIP Sizing and Position
To size and/or position a PIP image (as Table 6 defines):
1. Press the desired input channel button (1 to 5)1. The input button blinks.
2. Select either PIP SIZING or PIP POSITION (using the up/down arrow
buttons) and press ENTER.
Table 6: PIP Sizing and Positioning Features
Menu Item Function
PIP SIZING Use the , arrow buttons to select between 1/1, 1/4, 1/9 and 1/16
2
display sizes or OFF
PIP POSITION Use the , , and arrow buttons to position the selected channel
vertically and horizontally
7.1.2 The Video Settings Submenu
Table 7 defines the video settings:
Table 7: Video Settings Submenu Features
Menu Item Function Range Default
CONTRAST Use the up/down arrow buttons to set the contrast 0 to 100 55
SATURATION Use the up/down arrow buttons to set the saturation 0 to 100 51
BRIGHTNESS Use the up/down arrow buttons to set the brightness 0 to 100 33
Video settings apply to all the input channels.
7.1.3 The Presets Submenu
Table 8 defines the Presets submenu:
Table 8: Presets Submenu Features
Menu Item Function
STORE Select PRESET 1 and PRESET 2 to store the mode settings (channel number
when in the SINGLE mode, size and positioning in PIP mode, and setting to
QUAD), the video settings (contrast, saturation and brightness) and the labeling
RECALL Recall PRESET 1 and PRESET 2 settings, or set to FACTORY DEFAULT3
1 PIP-400 has four input channels
2 If OFF is selected, the selected input channel will not be displayed on the screen
3 The machine is set to Single mode, Channel 1, default video settings and default labeling
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7.1.4 The Labeling Submenu
The input pictures are labeled1 Channel 1 to Channel 5 by default2. You can
modify the text labels for each channel by using the labeling submenu:
Press ENTER on the LABELING submenu. The CHANGE LABEL command
appears, and the selected channel name appears with its first letter blinking.
Use the and buttons to select the first desired letter3
Use the button to continue to the next letter
Use the button to return to the previous letter
Use the ENTER button to accept changes
For example, to change the labeling from CHANNEL 2 to SAT 3, do the following:
1. Press the INPUT 2 button, and then press the ENTER button.
2. Select LABELING from the menu.
The CHANNEL 2 label appears, and the first character is blinking.
3. Press the button 16 times to change the letter C to S, and then press the
button to continue to the second letter (H).
4. Press the button 7 times to change the letter H to A, and then press the
button to continue to the third letter.
5. Press the button 19 times to change the letter A to T, and then press the
button to continue to the next letter.
6. Press the button 14 times to change the letter N to a blank space, and then
press the button to continue to the next letter.
7. Press the button 15 times to change the letter N to 3, and then press the
button to continue to the next letter.
8. Press the or buttons to change the remaining characters to blank spaces.
9. Press ENTER to accept changes.
7.2 Displaying the Layers in the PIP Mode
To display a picture-in-picture on the screen, do the following:
1. Select an input.
2. Select the PIP mode and then size and position each layer as desired4.
3. Press an INPUT button to bring forward that input on the screen.
1 In some versions, the labeling does not appear on the 1:1 sized image (in the PIP mode) or when the PIPs overlap
2 For PIP-400, Channel 1 to Channel 4
3 Characters cycle between a and z and between 1 and 0 and space
4 Only one channel can be sized to 1:1, the others should be smaller in size or OFF
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7.2.1 Selecting a Different Channel as the Background
In the following example, Channel 4 replaces channel 5 as the background.
A
The current screen shows:
Channel 5 in the background (PIP SIZING: 1:1)
Channel 1 in front (PIP SIZING: 1:4)
Channel 2 in front (PIP SIZING: 1:16)
Channel 3 in front (PIP sizing: 1:9)
Channel 4 in front (PIP sizing: 1:16)
B Select Channel 4 and size it to 1:1 as follows:
A. Press INPUT 4
B. Press the LAYER button (or follow steps 1 to 3)
1. Press ENTER
2. Press ENTER again to select MODE
3. Scroll down to PIP and press ENTER
C. Press ENTER to select PIP SIZING
D. Press ENTER to size to 1:1
The current screen shows all channels are sized 1:16
Note: Overlapping is limited to 2 layers so the
machine defaults to standard PIP sizes when
exceeding this limitation
C
When the INPUT 4 button is blinking, press
ENTER once more to size this channel once
again to 1:1
The current screen shows:
Channel 4 in front (PIP SIZING: 1:1)
Channels 1, 2, 3 and 5 are behind, unseen
D
Press INPUT button 1, 2, 3 or 5
The current screen shows:
Channel 4 in the background
Channels 1, 2, 3 and 4 are in front
Size and position channels 1, 2, 3 and 5 as desired
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Firmware Upgrade
8 Firmware Upgrade
The PIP-500 firmware is located in FLASH memory, which lets you upgrade
to the latest Kramer firmware version in minutes! The process involves:
Downloading from the Internet (see section 8.1)
Connecting the PC to the RS-232 port (see section 8.2)
Upgrading firmware (see section 8.3)
8.1 Downloading from the Internet
You can download the up-to-date file from the Internet. To do so:
1. Go to our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com and download the
relevant zip file from the Technical Support section.
2. Extract this file to a folder (for example, C:\Program Files\KramerFlash).
3. Create a shortcut on your desktop to the EXE file, and install the GOAL
TENDER programmer software, following the on-screen installation
instructions.
8.2 Connecting the PC to the RS-232 Port
Before installing the latest Kramer firmware version on a PIP-500 unit, do
the following:
1. Connect the RS-232 DB9 rear panel port on the PIP-500 unit to the RS-232
DB9 COM port on your PC, via a straight pin-to-pin cable1 (no null-modem
is used in this case!).
2. Push in the PROG. (IN) button.
3. Connect the power to the PIP-500 unit and switch it ON.
8.3 Upgrading Firmware
Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware:
1. Double click the 1000-ISPV2 icon on the desktop.
The software immediately searches for communication between the PC and
the PIP-500, and the GOAL screen appears as follows:
1 For firmware upgrade via the RS-232 port, no Null-modem connection is required. The Null modem (supplied) is used for
control via RS-232, not for upgrading
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Firmware Upgrade
Figure 8: Goal Screen
2. Click the Open… button to select the new firmware hex file1.
3. Click the Options… button, select the Inverted2 check box in the Reset
Polarity area and click OK.
4. In the Action area, select Erase then Program.
5. Click the START button.
The software erases and then programs flash memory.
Upon completion of the operation, the System Status Window displays:
“Erase and program completed successfully” (see Figure 9).
Figure 9: System Status Screen
6. Exit the programmer software.


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