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Field Notice: FN - 63127 - CIVS-KYBD2232-XX - Serial Converter May Malfunction When Utilized in RS485 Mode with a Dome-type Security Camera

Field Notice: FN - 63127 - CIVS-KYBD2232-XX - Serial Converter May Malfunction When Utilized in RS485 Mode with a Dome-type Security Camera

August 4, 2008


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Revision History

Revision Date Comment
1.0
04-AUG-2008
Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected Top Assembly Part Number Comments Revision
CIVS-KYBD2232-AD=
68-3047-01
Cisco VS KEYBOARD 232 to RS422/485 ADAPT Amer Dyn
E0
CIVS-KYBD2232-B=
68-3046-01
Cisco VS KEYBOARD 232 to RS422/485 ADAPT FOR BOSCH
E0
CIVS-KYBD2232-P=
68-2980-01
Cisco VS KEYBOARD 232 to RS422/485 ADAPT FOR PELCO
E0
CIVS-KYBD2232=
68-3045-01
Cisco VS KEYBOARD 232 to RS422/485 ADAPT GENERIC
G0

Problem Description

The defect may cause the camera to stop responding to its PTZ controller.

Background

For the converter to fail, it must be set up in the RS485 mode (not RS422) and connected to a chain of dome cameras.

Problem Symptoms

The camera may stop responding to its PTZ controller.

Workaround/Solution

Replace the affected hardware.

As of approximately June 13, 2008, new products that were manufactured under Engineering Change Order (ECO) E093081 are guaranteed to be free of this problem. Refer to How to Identify Hardware Levels below for instructions on how to view the version of in-service product.

Product shipped from Service Logistics may still exhibit this problem. To ensure an RMA replacement is not affected by this problem, request an RMA coded as shown below:

Service Level: Mfg New - 3rd Bus Day NON BILLABLE
Failure Class: Administrative Request
Failure Code: Field Notice Alert

Note: Replacements fulfilled through this process typically take three business days or more to arrive on-site, therefore service level agreements do not apply to RMAs coded as shown above.

DDTS

To follow the bug ID link below and see detailed bug information, you must be a registered customer and you must be logged in.

DDTS Description
CSCsq10515 (registered customers only) Loss of control of dome during PTZ using a chain of Philips Auto-domes

How To Identify Hardware Levels

Affected versions can be identified by checking the TAN label at the front of the external Serial Converter chassis.
Affected versions have a TAN label as follows:
68-XXXX-01 (version -01).
Items with TAN label as 68-XXXX-02 (version -02) are free of this defect.

Physical Replacement of Parts

Replace the affected hardware.

As of approximately June 13, 2008, new products that were manufactured under Engineering Change Order (ECO) E093081 are guaranteed to be free of this problem. Refer to How to Identify Hardware Levels for instructions on how to view the version of in-service product.

Product shipped from Service Logistics may still exhibit this problem. To ensure an RMA replacement is not affected by this problem, request an RMA coded as shown below:

Service Level: Mfg New - 3rd Bus Day NON BILLABLE
Failure Class: Administrative Request
Failure Code: Field Notice Alert

Note: Replacements fulfilled through this process typically take 3 business days or more to arrive on-site, therefore service level agreements do not apply to RMAs coded as shown above.

For More Information

If you require further assistance, or if you have any further questions regarding this field notice, please contact the Cisco Systems Technical Assistance Center (TAC) by one of the following methods:

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