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Connecting Cisco Analog Video Gateway Network Modules to the Network

Table Of Contents

Connecting Cisco Analog Video Gateway Network Modules to the Network

Information About the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module

Video Ports

RS-485 Serial Communication Interfaces

Alarm Inputs and Control Relay Outputs

Gigabit Ethernet Port

EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module Connectors

EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module LEDs

How to Install, Connect, or Replace the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module

Installing the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module in the Router Chassis

Wiring the Terminal Block Connectors

Connecting the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module to the Network

Prerequisites

Steps

What to Do Next

Performing Online Insertion and Removal of the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module

Restrictions

Steps

Related Documents

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Connecting Cisco Analog Video Gateway Network Modules to the Network


Revised: May 1, 2008, OL-16670-01

This guide describes how to connect Cisco Analog Video Gateway network modules to your network. It contains the following sections:

Information About the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module

How to Install, Connect, or Replace the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module

Related Documents

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Information About the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module

The EVM-IPVS-16A network module enables Cisco integrated services routers to capture analog video signals. The EVM-IPVS-16A network module supports up to 16 simultaneous composite video inputs, such as video surveillance cameras. The EVM-IPVS-16A network module also provides alarm input detection, control relay outputs, and RS-485 serial communication interfaces. Figure 1 shows the EVM-IPVS-16A network module faceplate.


Note You need a router that supports the EVM-IPVS-16A network module. For a list of supported platforms, see the Cisco Analog Video Gateway Network Module (EVM-IPVS-16A) Data Sheet.


Figure 1 Cisco Analog Video Gateway Network Module (EVM-IPVS-16A) Faceplate


Warning Equipment connected to outdoor cameras must be permanently grounded in accordance with national and local codes. Statement 374



Warning Hazardous voltages may be present in the outdoor camera cables under fault conditions. Disconnect all cables from the outdoor cameras before servicing this equipment. Statement 376



Warning This unit is intended for installation in restricted access areas. A restricted access area can be accessed only through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security. Statement 1017



Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030



Note The compact flash module installed in the EVM-IPVS-16A network module is not field-replaceable.



Note For software-related prerequisites and restrictions, see the Cisco Analog Video Gateway 1.0 Installation and Upgrade Guide at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/video/cavg/cavginstall/cavginstall.html.



Note For EVM-IPVS-16A network module features and benefits, supported hardware and software, and other product information, see the Cisco Analog Video Gateway Network Module (EVM-IPVS-16A) Data Sheet.


Video Ports

16 video ports are provided, video ports 0 and 1 can be configured for input or output. The remaining 14 video ports can be configured for input only.

RS-485 Serial Communication Interfaces

The EVM-IPVS-16A network module supports a half-duplex, two-wire RS-485 communication network, which sometimes is called a ring. The EIA/TIA RS-485 communications standard supports up to 32 devices (driver/receiver pairs) on a cable of up to 4,000 feet. The EVM-IPVS-16A network module has two RS-485 ports, supporting up to 64 devices. The EVM-IPVS-16A network module typically acts as the master for each of the two RS-485 networks.

The RS-485 ports can be used to control camera pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) functions, as well as other RS-485 devices. Because PTZ camera types use different protocols, the EVM-IPVS-16A network module only supports pass-through mode. In pass-through mode PTZ commands and other data will not be interpreted.

Alarm Inputs and Control Relay Outputs

The EVM-IPVS-16A network module supports eight contact closure interfaces. Interfaces A0, A1, A2, and A3 can be configured as alarm input or relay output, the other interfaces are input only. They are used to detect contact trigger events and control external devices.

In most cases, the contact closure interfaces will be connected to a patch panel through the two terminal block ports on the network module. The patch panel can provide the bias to the circuit.


Caution The alarm signal input and output (I/O) connections on this unit are intended only for connection to NEC/CEC Class 2 or equivalent circuit. This means that the voltages applied to alarm signal I/O connections should not exceed 42.4 Vpk or 60 Vdc and it should be a limited/fused power source. For more details on Class 2 circuits, refer to the National Electrical Code/Canadian Electrical Code.

Table 1 Alarm Input and Output Interface Specifications

Specification
Range

Alarm Input Sense Voltage Range

12 V to 24 V

Alarm Output Current Load Range

0 mA to 170 mA


Gigabit Ethernet Port

The external Gigabit Ethernet port is disabled by default. If you enable the Gigabit Ethernet interface, it can act as a routable interface in your network.

EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module Connectors

The physical connectors that appear on the EVM-IPVS-16A network module are shown in Figure 2 and described in Table 2.

Figure 2 EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module Connectors

Table 2 EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module Connectors

Figure
Ref.
Connector
Type
Connects To

1

Terminal block 0

10-input terminal block (ports A0-A3 and S0)

10-position terminal block connector (provided)

2

Terminal block 1

10-input terminal block (ports A4-A7 and S1)

10-position terminal block connector (provided)

3

Gigabit Ethernet (labeled GigE)

RJ-45 female connector

Straight-through two-pair Category 5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable

4

Video (labeled VIDEO)

DB-37 female connector

DB-37 to BNC video breakout cable (provided)


EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module LEDs

The Cisco analog video gateway network module (EVM-IPVS-16A) has LEDs which denote the status of the network module, shown in Figure 3 and described in Table 3.

Figure 3 EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module LEDs

Table 3 EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module LED Descriptions 

Figure
Ref.
LED
State
Meaning
Possible Causes and Corrective Actions

1

LINK

Green

Gigabit Ethernet link is up.

Normal indication. No action required.

Off

Gigabit Ethernet link is down.

Check Gigabit Ethernet cable connections.

2

ACT

Amber

Gigabit Ethernet link is actively transmitting or receiving.

Normal indication. No action required.

Off

Gigabit Ethernet link is not actively transmitting or receiving.

Normal indication. No action required.

3

Video signal ports 0-15

Green

There is an active video session for this port, and input video is detected.

Normal indication. No action required.

Amber

There is an active video session for this port, but no input video is detected.

Check the camera is on, then check the video port cable connections.

Off

There is no active video session for this port.

Check the video port cable connections.

See the "Connecting the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module to the Network" section.

4

EN

On

The router's Cisco IOS software recognizes the network module.

Normal indication. No action required.

Off

The router's Cisco IOS software does not recognize the network module.

Verify that the network module is properly installed in the router chassis. See the "Installing Cisco Network Modules in Cisco Access Routers" chapter.


How to Install, Connect, or Replace the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module

This section contains the following procedures, each of which may or may not be required, depending on which tasks your service provider performs for you:

Installing the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module in the Router Chassis

Connecting the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module to the Network

Performing Online Insertion and Removal of the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module

Installing the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module in the Router Chassis

To install the EVM-IPVS-16A network module in the router chassis, see the Installing Cisco Network Modules in Cisco Access Routers guide at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/interfaces/nm/hardware/installation/guide/InstNetM.html


Note The EVM-IPVS-16A network module can only be installed in slots that support extension modules. For information about which slots support extension modules, see Table 1-1 on page 5


Wiring the Terminal Block Connectors

Wire the provided terminal block connectors using the pinout information provided in Table 4. (See Figure 4.)


Note The wires used to connect to the terminal block are required to be between 26 AWG and 18 AWG.


Figure 4 Wiring the Terminal Block Connectors

Table 4 lists each pin on the terminal block, and the corresponding port information.


Tip When you wire the terminal block connector, label each wire with the pin number, so you can easily connect the wires to the alarm or RS-485 devices in your network.



Note In Table 4 a plus (+) sign and minus (-) sign are used to note the polarity for the contact closure and RS-485 ports. For contact closure ports, pins noted with a plus sign must be connected to positive potential; pins noted with a minus sign must be connected to negative potential. For RS-485 ports, pins noted with a plus sign must be connected to an RS-485 device non-inverting terminal; pins noted with a minus sign must be connected to an RS-485 device inverting terminal.


Table 4 EVM-IPVS-16A Terminal Block Pinouts

Pin
Type
Terminal Block 0 (Lower)

1

RS-485 S0 +

2

RS-485 S0 -

3

In-Out A0 +

4

In-Out A0 -

5

In-Out A1 +

6

In-Out A1 -

7

In-Out A2 +

8

In-Out A2 -

9

In-Out A3 +

10

In-Out A3 -

Terminal Block 1 (Upper)

11

RS-485 S1 +

12

RS-485 S1 -

13

In A4 +

14

In A4 -

15

In A5 +

16

In A5 -

17

In A6 +

18

In A6 -

19

In A7 +

20

In A7 -


Connecting the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module to the Network

This section describes how to connect the EVM-IPVS-16A network module to devices in the video surveillance network.


Note If an installation technician has already connected the EVM-IPVS-16A to the devices in your network, then do not perform this task. Instead, proceed directly to the software configuration for your EVM-IPVS-16A network module. See the Cisco Analog Video Gateway 1.0 Installation and Upgrade Guide at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/video/cavg/cavginstall/cavginstall.html


Prerequisites

Install the EVM-IPVS-16A network module in the router chassis. See the Installing Cisco Network Modules in Cisco Access Routers guide at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/interfaces/nm/hardware/installation/guide/InstNetM.html

Wire the provided terminal block connectors. See the "Wiring the Terminal Block Connectors" section.

Steps

To connect the EVM-IPVS-16A network module to the network, follow these steps:


Step 1 Take the DB-37 end of the provided DB-37 to BNC video breakout cable, and connect it to the VIDEO connector on the EVM-IPVS-16A network module.

Figure 5 Connecting the Video Breakout Cable to the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module


Warning Equipment connected to outdoor cameras must be permanently grounded in accordance with national and local codes. Statement 374


Step 2 Connect the BNC ends of the video breakout cable to the cameras in your network. The cable ends are labeled with the corresponding port number (0-15).

Step 3 After you have wired the provided terminal block connectors according to the pinout information provided in Table 4, connect the terminal block connectors to the terminal block on the EVM-IPVS-16A network module and tighten the screws using a small slotted screwdriver.

Figure 6 Connecting the Terminal Block Connectors to the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module

Step 4 Connect the other end of the wired terminal block connectors to the RS-485 and contact closure devices in your network. In most cases, the wires will be connected to a patch panel.

Step 5 (Optional) To connect the EVM-IPVS-16A network module to an external device, use a straight-through two-pair Category 5e unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable, and connect the RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port on the network module to a switch, hub, repeater, server, or other Gigabit Ethernet network device.


What to Do Next

Proceed to the software configuration for your EVM-IPVS-16A network module. See the Cisco Analog Video Gateway 1.0 Installation and Upgrade Guide at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/video/cavg/cavginstall/cavginstall.html

Performing Online Insertion and Removal of the EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module

The online insertion and removal (OIR) feature enables some Cisco modular access routers to support the replacement of network modules without switching off the router or affecting the operation of other interfaces. Also, routing information is maintained during OIR of network modules.


Note If your router does not support OIR, do not perform this task to replace your EVM-IPVS-16A network module. Instead, see the Installing Cisco Network Modules in Cisco Access Routers guide at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/interfaces/nm/hardware/installation/guide/InstNetM.html


Restrictions

Only the Cisco 3845 router supports OIR of the EVM-IPVS-16A network module.

All connections made through the EVM-IPVS-16A network module are reset during OIR.

You must perform OIR with similar modules. If you remove a network module, install another network module exactly like it in its place.

Steps

To perform OIR of the EVM-IPVS-16A network module in your router, follow these steps:


Step 1 Initiate a console session with your router.

Step 2 Enter configuration mode and shut down the interface:

Router> enable
Router# configure terminal
Router(config)# interface video-Service-Engine slot/0 
Router(config-if)# shut
Router(config-if)# shutdown
Router(config-if)# exit

Step 3 Disconnect the terminal block connector cables from the terminal blocks on the EVM-IPVS-16A network module.


Warning Hazardous voltages may be present in the outdoor camera cables under fault conditions. Disconnect all cables from the outdoor cameras before servicing this equipment. Statement 376


Step 4 Disconnect the DB-37 to BNC video breakout cable from the VIDEO connector on the EVM-IPVS-16A network module.

Step 5 Using a number 1 Phillips or flat-blade screwdriver, loosen the captive mounting screws on the network module faceplate.


Caution To avoid damaging the network module, always handle the network module by the handle or faceplate. Do not touch the circuit board.

Step 6 Using the module handle, pull the network module from the router slot. (See Figure 7.)

Figure 7 Removing a Network Module

Step 7 Align the replacement network module with the guides in the chassis walls or slot divider and slide it gently into the slot. (See Figure 8.)

Figure 8 Installing a Network Module

Step 8 Using the network module handle, push the EVM-IPVS-16A network module into place until you feel the edge connector seat securely into the connector on the router backplane. The network module faceplate should contact the chassis rear panel.

Step 9 Using a number 1 Phillips or flat-blade screwdriver, tighten the captive mounting screws on the network module faceplate.

Step 10 Connect the DB-37 to BNC video breakout cable to the VIDEO connector on the EVM-IPVS-16A network module.

Step 11 Connect the terminal block connector cables to the terminal blocks on the EVM-IPVS-16A network module.

Step 12 Confirm that the network module LEDs come on. For more information about the LEDs, see the "EVM-IPVS-16A Network Module LEDs" section.

Step 13 Initiate a console session with your router.

Step 14 Enter configuration mode, and restart the network module:

Router> enable 
Router# configure terminal 
Router(config)# interface video-Service-Engine slot/0 
Router(config-if)# no shutdown 
Router(config-if)# exit 
Router# service-module video-Service-Engine slot/0 reset 

What to Do Next

Configure the new EVM-IPVS-16A network module, if changes are necessary. See the Cisco Analog Video Gateway 1.0 Installation and Upgrade Guide at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/video/cavg/cavginstall/cavginstall.html

Related Documents

For additional information, see the following documents and resources.

Related Topic
Document Title

Cisco Analog Video Gateway software website and reference documentation

Cisco Network Modules Configuration Guides http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2797/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

Cisco Video Management and Storage System software website and reference documentation

Cisco Network Modules Configuration Guides http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2797/products_installation_and_configuration_guides_list.html

Cisco Video Management and Storage System network module (NME-VMSS) hardware documentation

Cisco Network Modules Install and Upgrade Guides http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2797/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Regulatory compliance and safety information

Cisco Network Modules and Interface Cards Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/interfaces/rcsi/IOHrcsi.html

Cisco IOS software website and reference documentation

Cisco IOS Software http://www.cisco.com/web/psa/products/index.html?c=268438303


Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html