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Operating Manual

Multi-Channel Video Traffic Detection System


Peek Traffic Corporation

Operating Manual

VideoTrak-IQ™
Multi-Camera Video Traffic Detection System

1/6/2010
p/n: 99-541 Rev 1
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Contents

Table of Figures.............................................................................................................. viii


Preface — About This Manual.......................................................................................... 1
Purpose and Scope ............................................................................................................................ 1
Assumptions ....................................................................................................................................... 1
Related Documents ............................................................................................................................ 2
Technical Assistance .......................................................................................................................... 3
Conventions Used in this Manual ....................................................................................................... 3
Typographic Conventions ................................................................................................................ 3
Keyboard and Menu Conventions ................................................................................................... 4
Symbol Conventions........................................................................................................................ 4

Chapter 1 — Introduction to the VideoTrak-IQ ............................................................... 5


Overview............................................................................................................................................. 6
About the VideoTrak-IQ System ...................................................................................................... 6
VideoTrak-IQ Hardware...................................................................................................................... 8
VideoTrak-IQ Detection Card .......................................................................................................... 8
Camera Interface Panel................................................................................................................. 11
Video Hardware ................................................................................................................................ 12
VideoTrak-IQ Color Video Traffic Detection Camera..................................................................... 12
Enclosure....................................................................................................................................... 13
Mounting Hardware ....................................................................................................................... 14
Cables ........................................................................................................................................... 14
Optional Hardware for VideoTrak-IQ ................................................................................................ 15
VideoTrak-IQ Two/Four-Camera Extender Detection Cards ......................................................... 15
Detector Rack Power Supply......................................................................................................... 17
Peek Traffic Card Detector Racks ................................................................................................. 18
Peek Traffic Field Video Monitor (FVM)......................................................................................... 19

Chapter 2 — Installation ................................................................................................. 21


Basic steps to install the VideoTrak-IQ hardware.......................................................................... 22
Tools and Supplies ........................................................................................................................ 23
Specifications for fabricated wiring ................................................................................................ 29

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Step 3 — Powering the Camera ....................................................................................................... 30


Step 4 — Installing the VideoTrak-IQ Card ...................................................................................... 33
Step 5 — Video Input Termination - DIP Switch Settings................................................................. 35
Step 6 — Frame the Field of View.................................................................................................... 36

Chapter 3 — Operating Mode.........................................................................................39


Overview ........................................................................................................................................... 40
Operating Mode ............................................................................................................................. 40
The Video Interface .......................................................................................................................... 41
VideoTrak-IQ Menu Map ............................................................................................................... 41
Operating Mode Quad Display ......................................................................................................... 42
Logo/Navigation Menu ...................................................................................................................... 43
Single Camera Display ..................................................................................................................... 44
VideoTrak-IQ Help System ............................................................................................................... 45
Accessing On-screen Help ............................................................................................................ 45
Navigating the Help Windows........................................................................................................ 45
Accessing Field/Area Specific Help From Configuration Tabs....................................................... 46
Camera Selection/Edit Menu ............................................................................................................ 47
Camera Selection .......................................................................................................................... 47
Edit Selection from the Camera Selection/Edit Menu.................................................................... 48
Accessing The System Configuration Menu..................................................................................... 49

Chapter 4 — Configuring Detection Zones ...................................................................51


Traffic Detection Zones Defined .................................................................................................... 52
Zone Configuration Tab .................................................................................................................... 53
Step 1 — Select a Camera ............................................................................................................ 55
Step 2 — Enable the Detection Zones .......................................................................................... 55
About Detection Zones .................................................................................................................. 55
Steps to enable Detection Zones................................................................................................... 56
Step 3 —Enable Direction Filtering................................................................................................ 57
Overview........................................................................................................................................ 58
Show Details Button ...................................................................................................................... 59
Selecting a Zone ............................................................................................................................... 60
Zone Detail Scroll Bar.................................................................................................................... 60
Zone Label..................................................................................................................................... 60
Step 4 —Set Zone Detection Sensitivity........................................................................................... 61
About the Zone Sensitivity Button ................................................................................................. 61
Step 5 —Edit the Zone Label............................................................................................................ 62
About the Zone Label Edit Button.................................................................................................. 62
Steps to Edit the Zone Label ......................................................................................................... 63
Step 6 — Set the Zone Delay ........................................................................................................... 64
About the Zone Delay Button ........................................................................................................ 64
Step 7 — Set the Zone Extend ......................................................................................................... 65
About the Zone Extend Button ...................................................................................................... 65
Step 8 — Enable Conditional Detection ........................................................................................... 66
About the Zone Detect Button ....................................................................................................... 66
Step 9 — Set Zone Failsafe Conditions............................................................................................ 67
About the Zone Failsafe Button ..................................................................................................... 67
Step 10 — Enable Shadow Filter...................................................................................................... 68
About the Shadow Filter ................................................................................................................ 68
Step 11 — Program the TS2 Input map (SDLC Inputs).................................................................... 69
About the TS2 Input Map Button ................................................................................................... 69
Zone Direction Dial ........................................................................................................................ 71

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Default Button................................................................................................................................ 72
Step 12 —Edit Detection Zones On-screen...................................................................................... 73
Editing Detection Zones ................................................................................................................ 73
Selecting and Deselecting Zones .................................................................................................. 73
Moving Zones ................................................................................................................................ 73
Changing Zone Shapes................................................................................................................. 74
Zone Placement................................................................................................................................ 75

Chapter 5 — Assigning Zones to Outputs .................................................................... 77


Overview........................................................................................................................................... 78
Outputs Tab ...................................................................................................................................... 79
Output Camera Buttons................................................................................................................. 80
Show Outputs by Camera ............................................................................................................. 81
Show Zones by Outputs ................................................................................................................ 82
Zone LEDs..................................................................................................................................... 84
Output LEDs .................................................................................................................................. 84
Output Labels ................................................................................................................................ 85
Assigning Detection Zones to Detector Outputs............................................................................... 86
Zone output Assignment Matrix ........................................................................................................ 86
Output Assignment Utility ................................................................................................................. 88
Using the TS1/170 Outputs Utility (Front and Rear Outputs) ........................................................ 89
Using the TS2 Utility (SDLC Outputs) ........................................................................................... 89
Enable the TS2 Status Outputs ........................................................................................................ 90
Program Logical Zone Combinations and Output Functions ............................................................ 91
Output Scroll Bar ........................................................................................................................... 92
Assigning Detection Zones to Card Edge Outputs (TS1/170) .......................................................... 94

Chapter 6 — System Settings ........................................................................................ 95


Overview........................................................................................................................................... 96
System Tab....................................................................................................................................... 96
Network Configuration ...................................................................................................................... 97
Editing the IP Address ...................................................................................................................... 98
Automatically Obtain an IP Address (DHCP)................................................................................. 98
Manually Editing the IP Address and Network Settings................................................................. 99
Editing the Subnet Mask or Default Gateway.............................................................................. 100
Edit the System Socket ............................................................................................................... 100
System Clock.................................................................................................................................. 101
Event Logs...................................................................................................................................... 102
Adjusting Event Logging Intensity ............................................................................................... 102
Viewing Event Logs ..................................................................................................................... 103

Chapter 7 — Display Set-Up......................................................................................... 105


Overview......................................................................................................................................... 106
Display Tab..................................................................................................................................... 106
Camera Button................................................................................................................................ 106
Display Zone Labels ....................................................................................................................... 107
Filled Zones .................................................................................................................................... 108
Camera Labels ............................................................................................................................... 109
Editing the Camera Label ............................................................................................................ 109
Day / Night Status........................................................................................................................... 110
Video Output Sequence Editor ....................................................................................................... 111
Scheduling Video Output Monitoring .............................................................................................. 112
Scheduled Video Monitoring........................................................................................................ 112

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Continuous Video Sequence Monitoring ........................................................................................ 113


Screen Saver/Timer ........................................................................................................................ 114
Display and Monitor Phases ........................................................................................................... 115
Activating and editing Phase Displays ............................................................................................ 115
Input Display Editor......................................................................................................................... 116
Edit the Phase, Overlap, Input Colors and faces............................................................................ 117

Chapter 8 — VideoTrak-IQ System Configurations .................................................... 119


Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 120
Config Tab ...................................................................................................................................... 120
Camera Button ............................................................................................................................ 120
Load Factory defaults - Camera and system.................................................................................. 121
Camera Tab ................................................................................................................................. 121
System Tab .................................................................................................................................. 122
Camera and System Configuration File Options ............................................................................ 123
Camera Tab ................................................................................................................................. 123
System Tab .................................................................................................................................. 123
Local Button................................................................................................................................. 123
USB Button .................................................................................................................................. 124
Assignment Button.......................................................................................................................... 124

Chapter 9 — Video Camera Settings ........................................................................... 125


Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 126
Video Tab........................................................................................................................................ 126
Camera Button................................................................................................................................ 127
Camera Control Settings ................................................................................................................ 127
Video Input setting .......................................................................................................................... 128
Camera Lens Adjustments ............................................................................................................. 129
Camera Zoom Adjustment........................................................................................................... 130
Camera Focus Adjustment .......................................................................................................... 131
Camera Zoom / Focus Speed Control ......................................................................................... 132
Cable Length Setting ...................................................................................................................... 133
Contrast Threshold Settings ........................................................................................................... 134
Steps to Program Contrast Threshold Settings ........................................................................... 135
Detection Learning Time................................................................................................................. 136

Chapter 10 — System Monitoring ................................................................................ 137


The I/O Tab..................................................................................................................................... 138
Zone Activity Monitor ...................................................................................................................... 138
Card Edge Outputs Monitor ............................................................................................................ 139
Inputs Monitor ................................................................................................................................. 139
TS2 SDLC Outputs Monitor ............................................................................................................ 139
TS2 Status Monitor ......................................................................................................................... 140
Editing Input and Output Labels on the I/O Tab ............................................................................. 140

Chapter 11 — Advanced Operations ........................................................................... 141


Overview ......................................................................................................................................... 142
About Tab ....................................................................................................................................... 142
Reset Button ................................................................................................................................... 142
Version Button ................................................................................................................................ 143
Admin Button .................................................................................................................................. 143
Importing Files ................................................................................................................................ 144
Importing DSP Code, Application, or System Files ..................................................................... 144
Importing Images ......................................................................................................................... 145

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Chapter 12 —System Maintenance.............................................................................. 147


Overview......................................................................................................................................... 148
Camera Maintenance ..................................................................................................................... 148
Enclosure..................................................................................................................................... 148
Cameras and Lenses .................................................................................................................. 149
Cabling ........................................................................................................................................ 149
Detection Zone Maintenance.......................................................................................................... 150
Loading New Firmware to the VideoTrak-IQ Card.......................................................................... 150

Chapter 13 — Product Specifications ......................................................................... 151


VideoTrak-IQ DB15HD I/O Cable ................................................................................................... 152
Peek Color Traffic Detection Camera ............................................................................................. 153
VideoTrak-IQ Detector Card Racks ................................................................................................ 154
VideoTrak-IQ Video Detection Cards ............................................................................................. 155
VideoTrak-IQ Extender Cards ........................................................................................................ 157
MPS-4 Power Supply...................................................................................................................... 158

Chapter 14 —Troubleshooting ..................................................................................... 159


Overview......................................................................................................................................... 160
VideoTrak-IQ Firmware Version Records .................................................................................... 160
Note About Zone Failsafe Operation .............................................................................................. 161
Hardware Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................. 161
Power not reaching the card........................................................................................................ 161
Faulty LED................................................................................................................................... 161
Video Signal Not Available from Camera .................................................................................... 163
Video Interface Troubleshooting..................................................................................................... 165
Interface Pointer Not Responding to the Mouse ......................................................................... 165
Card Outputs Not Reacting as Mapped....................................................................................... 165
Zones Not Responding to Vehicles (Missed Vehicles) ................................................................ 167
Zones Active When No Vehicle Present (False Positives) .......................................................... 169
Troubleshooting Guide ................................................................................................................... 170
Advanced Troubleshooting ............................................................................................................. 172
Technical Support........................................................................................................................... 172

Glossary......................................................................................................................... 173
Index............................................................................................................................... 175

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Table of Figures

Figure 1 – The VideoTrak-IQ System ........................................................................................... 6


Figure 2 – VideoTrak-IQ One and Four Camera Detector Card-Front Panels ............................. 8
Figure 3 – VideoTrak-IQ 4 Camera Detector Card-Rear Panel .................................................. 10
Figure 4 – 4 Camera VideoTrak-IQ Card in a rack with a Power Supply.................................... 10
Figure 5 – VideoTrak-IQ Camera Interface Panel ...................................................................... 11
Figure 6 – The Peek Color Video Traffic Detection Camera and Sun Shield ............................. 12
Figure 7 – Pin inputs for a VideoTrak-IQ camera with power lens.............................................. 13
Figure 9 – Peek MPS-4 Detector Rack Power Supply................................................................ 17
Figure 10 – Peek Traffic Detector Card Racks ........................................................................... 18
Figure 11 – Optimal mounting location ....................................................................................... 25
Figure 12 –Video cabling with the Camera Interface Panel Using front panel............................ 27
Figure 13 –Video cabling without the Camera Interface Panel................................................... 27
Figure 15 – MIL-3102 cable connector on camera enclosure..................................................... 30
Figure 16 – Twist firmly to attach the connector ......................................................................... 30
Figure 17 – Wiring power through the CIP.................................................................................. 31
Figure 18 – Wiring power without a CIP...................................................................................... 32
Figure 19 – Connecting the CIP to the VideoTrak-IQ Card ........................................................ 33
Figure 20 – Framing the video Field of View .............................................................................. 36
Figure 21 – A typical Operating Mode display ............................................................................ 40
Figure 22 – VideoTrak-IQ Menu Navigation Map ....................................................................... 41
Figure 23 – Normal Operating Mode .......................................................................................... 42
Figure 24 – Logo/Navigation Screen........................................................................................... 43
Figure 26 – Accessing On-screen Help ...................................................................................... 45
Figure 27 – Camera Selection/Edit Menu ................................................................................... 47
Figure 28 – Configuration Menu ................................................................................................. 48
Figure 30 – Camera Button......................................................................................................... 55
Figure 33 –Zone Configuration Menu and the expanded details section.................................... 59
Figure 34 – Zone Label and Zone Detail Scroll Bar.................................................................... 60
Figure 36 – Zone Label Edit Button and Details Scroll Bar......................................................... 62
Figure 39 – Zone Extend Settings .............................................................................................. 65
Figure 42 – Zone Shadow Filter.................................................................................................. 68
Figure 43 – The TS2 Input Map assigns phases and overlaps to a TS2 MMU. ......................... 69
Figure 44 – The Zone Direction Dial ........................................................................................... 71
Figure 47 – VideoTrak-IQ Output Tab ........................................................................................ 79
Figure 48 – Output Camera Buttons on the Outputs Tab ........................................................... 80

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Figure 49 –Show Camera Zones Radio Buttons ........................................................................ 81


Figure 52 – Output LEDs and Labels.......................................................................................... 84
Figure 53 – Card Edge Output Labels ........................................................................................ 85
Figure 54 – Detector BIU Output Label....................................................................................... 85
Figure 55 – Zone Output Assignment Tools ............................................................................... 86
Figure 56 – Modal Menus for ‘TS1/170’ and ‘TS2’ Assignment Utility ........................................ 88
Figure 57 – Assigning Detector Outputs to Bus Interface Units (BIUs) using the TS2 Utility ..... 89
Figure 58 – Enable TS2 Status Outputs ..................................................................................... 90
Figure 59 – Zones combinations contribute to outputs ............................................................... 91
Figure 60 – Output Scroll Bar ..................................................................................................... 92
Figure 61 – System Tab on the VideoTrak-IQ Configuration Menu............................................ 96
Figure 62 – TS2 Area of System Screen .................................................................................... 97
Figure 63 – Network Configuration Edit Window ........................................................................ 97
Figure 64 – Automatic IP Address Update.................................................................................. 98
Figure 65 – Network Settings Edit Window................................................................................. 99
Figure 66 – The System Clock.................................................................................................. 101
Figure 67 – Adjusting Event Logging Intensity.......................................................................... 102
Figure 68 – Viewing Event Logs ............................................................................................... 103
Figure 70 – Enabling display of zone labels on the camera field of view. ................................ 107
Figure 71 – Display Zones as Solid Objects ............................................................................. 108
Figure 72 – Editable camera label displayed on Camera FOV................................................. 109
Figure 74 – Day/Night Status Check Box ................................................................................. 110
Figure 75 – Sequence Video checkbox enables the VideoTrak-IQ sequence editing features.111
Figure 76 – Programming scheduled video monitoring. ........................................................... 112
Figure 77 – Programming the continuous video monitoring sequence..................................... 113
Figure 78 – Activating the Phase / Input Display Editor............................................................ 115
Figure 79 – Selecting Phases to Display Editing Window. ....................................................... 116
Figure 80 – Signal Head Display Editor .................................................................................... 117
Figure 81 – VideoTrak-IQ Configuration Tab............................................................................ 120
Figure 82 – Load Camera and System Factory Defaults.......................................................... 121
Figure 83 – Camera, Contrast, and Detection tabs on the Video Tab ...................................... 126
Figure 84 – Camera Control Tab on the Video Tab.................................................................. 127
Figure 85 – Video Input Dropdown Box .................................................................................... 128
Figure 86 – Adjust Lens button open the Zoom/Focus Adjustment Window ............................ 129
Figure 87 – Camera Zoom Adjustment Tools ........................................................................... 130
Figure 88 – Camera Focus Adjustment Tools .......................................................................... 131
Figure 89 – Camera Zoom/Focus Speed Scroll Bar ................................................................. 132
Figure 90 – Cable Length Setting Box ...................................................................................... 133
Figure 91 – Contrast Threshold Settings .................................................................................. 134
Figure 92 – Detection Learning Time spin box ......................................................................... 136
Figure 93 – Monitor Zones, Inputs, and Outputs on the I/O Tab .............................................. 138
Figure 94 – Editing Input and Output Labels ............................................................................ 140
Figure 95 – About Tab .............................................................................................................. 142
Figure 96 – Firmware Version Information................................................................................ 143
Figure 97 – Administrative Functions Window.......................................................................... 144
Figure 98 – Image Import / Management Tools........................................................................ 145

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Preface — About This Manual

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

This manual explains the installation and operation of the VideoTrak-IQ Multi-Channel
Video Traffic Detection System. The VideoTrak-IQ operating manual describes the
Video Detection Card, the configuration environment, the camera interface
configuration process, camera, cabling, and the video interface. This manual
describes how to install the VideoTrak-IQ products in a typical setting and explains
the process of setting up zones and configuring detection outputs. It also provides
maintenance instructions and a set of the most common faults that may be
encountered while using VideoTrak-IQ, including suggestions to resolve them.

ASSUMPTIONS

This manual assumes that the user of this manual and the hardware described herein
are authorized by the local traffic governing body to work in and around intersection
control cabinets. It is also assumed that the reader is aware of local municipal
ordinances concerning safety and proper procedures to work on traffic control
equipment.
It is further assumed that the hardware will be within a traffic control cabinet located
near an intersection that VideoTrak-IQ will be tasked with monitoring. It assumes that
competent technicians will be on hand to facilitate cabling and wiring of power and
video linking the cabinet and the VideoTrak-IQ camera.
The VideoTrak-IQ user should be comfortable using a standard computer mouse to
interact with the video configuration interface. Although VideoTrak-IQ does include a
hardware port that may be used to communicate with an external computer, no
notebook or other computer is required to configure VideoTrak-IQ.

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RELATED DOCUMENTS

These documents provide additional information which may be useful during the
installation, configuration, and use of VideoTrak-IQ hardware and video interface:
99-543 VT-IQ Release Notes

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

If you need assistance or have questions related to the use of this product, call Peek
Traffic Corporation’s Product Support Group for support.

Contact Information Hours of Operation


Toll free in the U.S.: (800) 245-7660 M-F, 8am-5pm, EST
phone: (941) 845-1200
fax: (941) 845-1504
email: Tech.Support@peektraffic.com

CONVENTIONS USED IN THIS MANUAL

When referring to any of the product manuals from Peek Traffic, the following
typographical conventions will aid in understanding the intent of the various topics
and procedures.

Typographic Conventions

As shown in the following table, whenever text appears in the following fonts and
styles, it indicates a special situation or meaning for the user.
Table 1 — Typographic conventions used in this manual
Description Example
Commands or controls that must be In the Print dialog box, select Options.
selected by the user appear in bold.
Switches or keyboard keys appear in When finished selecting parameters, press
SMALL CAPS. the PAGEDOWN key.
Things that the user needs to type at a Type a:\setup.exe at the prompt.
prompt or entry window exactly as
shown appear in this font.
Items italicized inside slanted brackets < Type c:\<install
> are variables that need to be replaced directory>\product and press ENTER.
while typing a command. The slanted
brackets should not be typed.

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Keyboard and Menu Conventions

Some commands are accomplished with a pair or sequence of keystrokes or


command entries. The way these should be done is indicated by the way they are
shown in the instructions, as listed here.
Table 2 — Keyboard conventions used in this manual
Description Example
A series of commands that need to be Go to Start > Programs > CL-MATS and
completed in sequence will be separated by select Configuration.
a right slant bracket (>)
A dash, or hyphen, ( - ) indicates keys or Press CTRL-p to print the file.
controls that need to be pressed at the
same time to activate the command
A comma ( , ) indicates keystrokes that To print the file, press ALT-f, p.
need to be pressed one after the other.

Symbol Conventions

The following symbols are used in this manual to indicate special messages for the
user. Each indicates the level of importance that should be assigned to the
associated text.
Table 3 — Symbol conventions used in this manual
Symbol Description
Note — This icon accompanies a general note or tip about the current
topic.
Caution — This icon represents a general hazard. If the operator is
not paying attention, some action that is undesired may occur.
Warning — This icon represents a situation where some real risk
exists, whether of electrical shock or some other form of personal or
property damage. Be very careful when dealing with Warning
situations.

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Chapter 1 — Introduction to the VideoTrak-IQ

This chapter introduces the product and provides a brief overview of VideoTrak-IQ
System. The chapter also describes the function of standard and optional
VideoTrak-IQ hardware and provides a summary of the basic installation steps. The
following topics are discussed in detail in this chapter:
• Overview, on page 6.
• About the VideoTrak-IQ, on page 6.
• VideoTrak-IQ Hardware, on page 8.
• VideoTrak-IQ Color Video Traffic Detection Camera, on page 12.
• Optional Hardware for VideoTrak-IQ, on page 15.
• Basic steps to install the VideoTrak-IQ hardware, on page 22.

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Chapter 1 — Introduction to the VideoTrak-IQ

OVERVIEW

This chapter describes the hardware that is used in the VideoTrak-IQ System. This
includes the VideoTrak-IQ Detector Card, rack with power supply, the Camera
Interface Panel, and the VideoTrak-IQ Color Video Traffic Detection Camera, as well
as cables and mounting hardware that are available for use with VideoTrak-IQ. For
information about product specifications, please refer to Product Specifications, on
page 151 of this manual.

About the VideoTrak-IQ System

VideoTrak-IQ is a multi-channel vehicle detection source for traffic controllers that


replaces or assists other site-permanent detection methods such as induction loops,
Radar, Microwave, or piezo sensors. VideoTrak-IQ is made up of several
components: the VideoTrak-IQ Video Detection Card, VideoTrak-IQ Color Video
Traffic Detection Camera, Camera Interface Panel, and cabling. It is controlled using
an embedded video interface which can be accessed by plugging a video monitor and
USB mouse directly into the detection card.

Color Video Detection Camera

Cabinet

VideoTrak-IQ
Detector Rack
Peek Camera
with Card and Traffic
Interface Panel
Power Supply Control
Outputs

A Peek or compatible Traffic Controller

Figure 1 – The VideoTrak-IQ System

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Overview

The VideoTrak-IQ System views and monitors up to four video cameras at a time
using a single card or shelf-mounted unit and enables on-screen configuration of
zones, using a standard monitor and mouse. On-screen setup allows visual
verification of proper zone placement, for optimal detection of vehicles in a wide
variety of intersection and roadway environments. VideoTrak-IQ configuration is
flexible and easily modified, providing as many as twenty-six Detection Zones per
camera.
The VideoTrak-IQ Color Traffic Detection Camera feeds high resolution images to the
digital image processing algorithms of the VideoTrak-IQ Video Detection Card. The
integrated, temperature-controlled heater ensures that the electronics operate
properly and the front window remains clear in all weather situations. The camera’s
power lens allows focus and zoom to be adjusted, without opening the camera
enclosure. The zoom and focus settings of the camera can be controlled through the
VideoTrak-IQ user interface at the cabinet or the Field Video Monitor during
installation of the camera.
The Peek Camera Interface Panel, an integral part of the Video-IQ system, provides
lightning protection and terminations for routing the traffic cabinet power to the
cameras in the field. The Camera Interface Panel can be configured in a variety of
combinations of dual and single video surge suppression devices, to a maximum of
six video connections.
The multi-camera VideoTrak-IQ Detection Card monitors up to four video cameras at
one time, displaying fields of view with visual verification of zone placement. The
video output connector allows the connection of any color or monochrome video
display device. Front and rear video input, support BNC Coax cable connections.
Multiple USB ports support USB mouse and flash memory devices. The VideoTrak-
IQ Detection Card is backward compatible with both VideoTrak and UniTrak cameras.
Control signals on rack edge connector include four detect outputs, four NEMA TS2
status outputs and two Delay/Extend enable signals. The one, two, three, and four
camera cards can be mounted in racks or in shelf-mount units.
The VideoTrak-IQ Detector Racks organize the VideoTrak-IQ Card(s), expansion
cards, and dedicated power supply in an integrated unit. The connectors on both the
front and back of the compact, self-contained units are easily assessable. The
regulated power supply provides a consistent 24VDC to the rack.

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Chapter 1 — Introduction to the VideoTrak-IQ

VIDEOTRAK-IQ HARDWARE

VideoTrak-IQ Detection Card

The heart of the VideoTrak-IQ Multi-Camera Video Traffic Detection System is the
detection card. The VideoTrak-IQ System is available in rack or enclosed box shelf
mounted options. The VideoTrak-IQ Card fits into a standard traffic control cabinet
detector rack and generates signals that can be read by NEMA TS1 or TS2
compatible, Caltrans 170/179 compatible, type 2070 compatible, or ATC traffic
controllers. The VideoTrak-IQ System is available with one, two, three, and four
camera cards. The four camera card is shown below in Figure 2.

Video Status LED

Figure 2 – VideoTrak-IQ One and Four Camera Detector Card-Front Panels


Detection LEDs – The four detection LEDs across the upper right corner of the card
indicate the status of each of the four card edge detection outputs.
Dual USB 2.0 Ports – The dual USB ports are compatible with a wide variety of USB
devices that support VideoTrak IQ features. The port is used to plug in a standard
USB mouse used for on-screen setup and maintenance. The port can also be used
to transfer VideoTrak-IQ camera configuration files to, or from a USB flash memory
device, and load firmware upgrades.
Video Status LEDs – The number of Video Status LEDs correspond to the number
of video inputs for which the card is configured, and indicate the current state of those
inputs. Red indicates that either video is not being received or the quality is poor.
Yellow indicates that all of the zones are in learning mode, or failsafe. Green
indicates that video is being received and processed successfully.

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Ethernet Port – The Ethernet port provides network and IP connectivity which
supports several features such as remote configuration and monitoring over
networks, and the internet. The port allows local configuration or file transfer to a
laptop or PC. The Ethernet port also allows the streaming of high quality video
(MPEG4) and each unit is IP addressable.
Auxiliary I/O Connection – The Auxiliary I/O connector (DB15 connector) on front
panel provides additional inputs and outputs and allows for direct wiring to cabinet
back-panel peripherals, or connection to expander cards for routing detections to
other rack slots. This connection can be used to attach the VideoTrak-IQ Card to a
VideoTrak-IQ Extender Card. For more information on the VideoTrak–IQ two or four
camera extender cards, see Optional Hardware for VideoTrak-IQ, on page 15 of this
manual.
Video Output – The video output is the mechanism for connection of a monochrome
or color video monitor to the card using an RCA connector. The video output displays
the video signal available to the card at a video input port, with overlays of Detection
Zones and configuration menus. The monitor can be used to display individual video
inputs or monitor all video inputs simultaneously.
Video Input (Front) – The front panel mounted coaxial connection will accommodate
NTSC/PAL, color, or monochrome standard video input. The video input connector
supports COAX or twisted pair video connection, as well as zoom and focus control
over video cable. Optional Hi-Z video termination allows video connection to
additional equipment. The VideoTrak-IQ interface includes user-configurable video
equalization settings that prevent degradation of video quality over long cable runs.
Video Input (Rear) – The standard loop signal connection on the rear of the
VideoTrak-IQ card maps to the front video inputs. The VideoTrak-IQ card will
accommodate either front or rear input for each camera connection Video input is
impedance matched (set dip switches) for COAX or twisted pair video cable, and will
accommodate NTSC/PAL, color, or monochrome standard video input. Optional Hi-Z
video termination and equalization functions are the same as the front video input.
SDLC Port – The SDLC Bus Interface port allows high speed data transfer and
communications for all TS2 applications. The male 64-pin connector provides a
connection to the backplane of the controller, for output of detection information, BIU
simulation, and phase monitoring.

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DC Power Loop Out

DC Power In

I/O Connection

Video In Connector
(VideoTrak-Plus compatible)

Coaxial Cable Connections

Figure 3 – VideoTrak-IQ 4 Camera Detector Card-Rear Panel

Figure 4 – 4 Camera VideoTrak-IQ Card in a rack with a Power Supply

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Camera Interface Panel

The Peek Camera Interface Panel provides video and power filtering for the
camera(s) and detector card. It is typically installed inside the cabinet, near the
detector card/rack. The Camera Interface Panel component configuration is
specifically designed to route and protect power and signals to and from the Peek
VideoTrak-IQ Detector Card and components.
The panel is usually mounted to the side rails of an intersection cabinet using
standard rail hardware. The mounting hardware is not supplied with VideoTrak-IQ.
The mounting is designed to ground the panel to the cabinet. The cabinet must also
be properly grounded for the interface panel to provide the desired filtering protection
for the camera(s) and the detector rack.

Figure 5 – VideoTrak-IQ Camera Interface Panel

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VIDEO HARDWARE

VideoTrak-IQ video hardware includes the VideoTrak-IQ Color Camera with


integrated power zoom and autofocus over the coax, sunshield, and mounting
hardware. While the VideoTrak-IQ Color video camera is designed to compliment the
VideoTrak-IQ System, it is also fully compatible with the UniTrak and VideoTrak
systems. The backwards compatibility of the VideoTrak-IQ Card makes it fully
compatible with UniTrak and VideoTrak-IQ cameras. The common bracket,
connector, and pinout design makes it completely compatible with existing Peek
installations.

VideoTrak-IQ Color Video Traffic Detection Camera

The VideoTrak-IQ Color Video Traffic Detection Camera is designed to view up to 26


zones simultaneously using a single card or shelf-mounted unit. The standard lens is
a power zoom and power focus lens. The lens is a 4.1mm-73.8mm F/1.4 to F3.8,
(18x) autofocus lens.

Figure 6 – The Peek Color Video Traffic Detection Camera and Sun Shield

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Enclosure

The camera enclosure’s sunshield is mounted to the enclosure using the mounting
bolts at the base. Cabling to the housing is connected using a MIL-3102 connector at
the rear of the enclosure. Both the power and video signals are passed through this
connector.

Using the Power Zoom and Focus Lens with VideoTrak-IQ


The controls for the power zoom and power focus motors are simple 6-12VDC signals
on the pins of the standard VideoTrak-IQ camera connector.

Pin Purpose
A not used
B not used
C not used
D focus
E not used
F video shield
G video output
H not used
J ground
K AC neutral
L 120VAC hot
M not used
N not used
P zoom
R lens common
Figure 7 – Pin inputs for a VideoTrak-IQ camera with S not used
power lens

The zoom and focus motors share a common Pin R. These are simple motor
connections, meaning a 12VDC signal will move the focus or zoom in one direction,
and a reversed polarity signal will move them in the opposite direction. Devices
specifically designed to work with such connectors to control zoom and focus are
available in the industry, including one from Peek Traffic. Contact your Peek Sales
Representative, if you need more information about the Peek Field Video Monitor.
(p/n 82-1673)

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Mounting Hardware

There are many variables to be considered when selecting proper mounting bracket
hardware. No mounting bracket is provided with the Peek Color Video Detection
Camera enclosure; however it can be mounted with a variety of third-party hardware.
Mounting options are available from your Peek Traffic Distributor.

Cables

120VAC power is supplied to the camera enclosure via a single 16-pin MilSpec
connector that combines power, video, focus, and zoom control. Cables can be
ordered from Peek, or supplied by the installer. The Peek Color Video Detection
Camera requires a military style connector to run both the video signal and the power
through the bulkhead of the camera enclosure. No other holes should be made in the
enclosure. Doing so could allow water into the housing, damaging the camera. A
variety of cable lengths can be ordered directly from Peek. These cables consist of
coax for video, and power lines. The cabinet end of the coax cable is terminated with
a BNC connector. The power cable has un-terminated ends, intended for connection
to the Camera Interface Panel.

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OPTIONAL HARDWARE FOR VIDEOTRAK-IQ

VideoTrak-IQ can be ordered with hardware options. This section discusses these
options, describes the hardware functionality, and installation information. Contact
your Peek Traffic Distributor for more information on these products.

VideoTrak-IQ Two/Four-Camera Extender Detection Cards

Figure 8 – VideoTrak-IQ Two and Four Channel Extender Cards

Peek’s VT-2X, two-camera and VT-4X, four-camera expander cards are designed to
extend the capabilities of the VideoTrak-IQ video detection system. Engineered to fit
into standard NEMA, Caltrans, or VideoTrak-IQ detector racks, these expander cards
allow the VideoTrak-IQ video detection products to access an additional two and four
cameras (respectively) of detection output.
A rack containing one four-camera VideoTrak-IQ Card and two four-camera extender
cards provides 12 cameras of video output. When VideoTrak-IQ is fitted in a
cabinet's detector rack or input file, extender card(s) can be used to route detections
from a VideoTrak-IQ Detection Card to other slots. This is useful when:

More than the four detect outputs on the slot the detector card is fitted in are
required.
The cabinet is hardwired with a particular phase's vehicle call on a specified
slot. If the required detection outputs from one VideoTrak-IQ Detector Card are
on multiple slots, extender cards allow the detection outputs to be directed to
those slots, without having to re-wire the rack/cabinet.

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VideoTrak-IQ can utilize up to 8 additional detect outputs via extender cards in


addition to the 4 outputs available on the slot in which the detector card is inserted. It
also allows up to 4 additional delay/extend enable inputs in addition to the 2 available
on the detector card slot. The VT-2X two camera extender card provides two
additional detect outputs and access to the slot's two delay/extend enable inputs
(where available). The VT-4X four camera extender card provides four additional
detect outputs and access to the slot's two delay/extend enable inputs (where
available).
The VideoTrak-IQ Detection Card connects to the VT-2X or VT-4X Expander cards
using the Auxiliary I/O front panel cable connection. Cables are available to connect
one or two extender cards to each VideoTrak-IQ Detector Card.
Switches for each extender card camera allow for the camera to be disabled 'OFF',
force a call 'TEST', or behave in normal operation 'ACTIVE'. If the extender card is
operated in a rack along with a standard NEMA TS/2 Detector Rack BIU, a switch for
each camera configures camera status in compliance with the NEMA TS/2 standard.

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Detector Rack Power Supply

The MPS4 Regulated Power Supply


provides a consistent 24 VDC to the card
rack and is independent of the load
current (unlike unregulated supplies).

The MPS4 can power a maximum of eight


cameras for VideoTrak-IQ detection

Figure 9 – Peek MPS-4 Detector Rack Power Supply

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Peek Traffic Card Detector Racks

The VideoTrak-IQ Detector Racks organize the VideoTrak-IQ Card(s), Expansion


Cards and dedicated power supply in an integrated unit. The connectors on both the
front and back of the compact, self-contained units are easily accessible. The
regulated power supply provides a consistent 24VDC. The compact, self-contained
units reduce space requirements in the cabinet. The rack is configured so that the
power supply is to the left of the Detection Card(s). The single card rack features a
plug-pack that allows for an even more compact installation.

Single Card Rack Single Card Rack Two Card Rack


w/Power Supply Slot w/Power Supply Slot

Figure 10 – Peek Traffic Detector Card Racks

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Peek Traffic Field Video Monitor (FVM)

The Field Video Monitor (FVM) is a flat panel video monitor in a field carry case
enclosure that has video and power connections via a pair of pass-through MIL3102
connectors. This allows it to be plugged into the video line while a field technician is in
a bucket working on the installation or maintenance of a traffic detection camera. The
monitor also includes switches that can
be used to control the power
focus/zoom lens of the camera
assembly. It also includes a video-in
BNC connector. A BNC to RCA cable
can be used to plug the Field Video
Monitor directly into the video-out plug
of a VideoTrak-IQ Card.
This allows a technician to configure
the VideoTrak-IQ detection and zones
without the need for a bulky video
monitor or fragile notebook computer.
Since the FVM has pass-through
connections for video and power, it is
possible for the technician in the bucket to adjust the camera at the same time
someone on the ground is viewing the camera’s video output using a monitor
connection to the VideoTrak-IQ Card.
The Field Video Monitor can be ordered from your local Peek distributor. Its part
number is 82-1673

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Chapter 2 — Installation

This chapter describes the installation and basic configuration of the VideoTrak-IQ
hardware. The following topics are discussed in detail in this chapter:

• Step 1 — Installing the Camera, on page 25.


• Step 2 — Running the Video Cable, on page 27.
• Step 3 — Powering the Camera, on page 30.
• Step 6 — Frame the Field of View, on page 36.
• Step 4 — Installing the VideoTrak-IQ Card, on page 33.
• Step 5 — Video Input Termination - DIP Switch Settings, on page35.

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INSTALLING THE HARDWARE

Chapter 2 contains VideoTrak-IQ hardware installation information. Comprehensive


instructions for set-up and configuration of the VideoTrak-IQ Card are described in
the Chapters that follow.

Basic steps to install the VideoTrak-IQ hardware

1. Mount the camera


2. Run the video and power cables between the cabinet and the camera
3. Mount the Camera Interface Panel (CIP) in the traffic control cabinet
4. Wire the power and video cables to the camera
5. Wire power and video cables to the CIP
6. Supply power to the CIP from the cabinet
7. Test the video output.
8. Install the detection card in the detector rack
9. Connect the CIP to the card
10. Set camera inputs to front or rear
11. Adjust camera zoom and focus
12. Configure the Detection Zones
13. Configure the card outputs
14. Verify the operation of the detector outputs as desired
15. Switch the controller over to use the input from the VideoTrak-IQ

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GETTING STARTED

This section explains how to install VideoTrak-IQ at a traffic intersection. After


gathering the required tools and supplies as discussed in the next section, continue
through the installation process step-by-step.

Caution These installation instructions are only valid for use with
VideoTrak-IQ qualified cameras and camera enclosures. Refer to the
VideoTrak-IQ Release Notes for a listing of the currently approved
cameras and enclosures. Access Peek Traffic product information on the
web: www.peektraffic.com.

Tools and Supplies

Required Supplies
The following supplies will be needed during the installation:

VideoTrak-IQ Video Detector Card (supplied)


Camera/power signal filtering/suppression hardware – Such
filtering/suppression is required to protect the VideoTrak-IQ hardware. The Peek
Traffic Camera Interface Panel is available for this purpose.
Camera approved for VideoTrak-IQ use (e.g. the Peek Color Video Traffic
Detection Camera package) or compatible, in enclosure.
Mounting hardware for the camera enclosure
Video and power cabling—combined video/power cable (with a potted MS
connector at the camera end) to run between the camera and the cabinet
Video cabling —short video coax with BNC connectors at both ends (VideoTrak-
IQ Card to suppressor)

Power cabling—to connect cabinet power to the filtering hardware (cabinet


power to filter).

Extend card(s), extend cable, or cabinet I/O interface cables (as required)

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Required Tools and Equipment


The following tools and equipment are required for the installation.

Wrench to install the camera housing on its mounting hardware


USB type two-button computer mouse
Color monitor

Optional Tools and Supplies


These items may be useful if troubleshooting an installation, or if installing special
equipment:

Digital multi-meter
Spare cabling/cable ends
Crimping tools
Coax cutter/stripper
A power focus/zoom controller and video monitor, such as Peek’s Field
Monitor, with two MIL-3102 pass through plugs, to provide power to the camera
and to extract video back to the monitor

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STEP 1 — INSTALLING THE CAMERA

1. With the appropriate equipment and safety personnel, secure the intersection
for a safe work environment.
2. Verify that you have the required equipment in the bucket before you ascend:
• A camera and enclosure approved for use with VideoTrak-IQ
• Mounting hardware and matching tools
• Optional video monitor (Peek Field Video Monitor, a camcorder, or other
portable monitor is suggested)
• Video cable with connector to attach to the camera’s MilSpec-3102 connector
• Tools to mount the camera enclosure
• (Optional) A radio to communicate with the person working at the cabinet

3. Select a mounting location for the camera that meets the requirements
described here:
• Ideal location is pointing alongside the road line that separates the turn zone.

Figure 11 – Optimal mounting location


Selecting the proper location will greatly improve the accuracy of your detection
results. Follow these guidelines when selecting the installation site:
• The camera must be mounted at a height of 30-50 feet (9.1m–15.2m) on the
center line of the approach lanes to be monitored
• No occlusion, nothing blocking the view of the traffic lanes

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• Do not include any horizon or sky in the video Field of View (FOV)
• A typical vehicle at the stop line (or the primary area of interest) should appear
as large as possible within the FOV
• Include the stop line and at least several feet of roadway in front of the stop line
(into the intersection) within the FOV
• The camera should be mounted no more than 15º off the center line of the
approach lanes
• Avoid background lighting, such as business signs or street lamps appearing
within the video FOV
• The camera must not be mounted directly beneath a street lamp
• The mounting location must be as stable as possible

Note Failure to meet these camera placement requirements will reduce the
effectiveness of vehicle detection. If this is a necessary compromise
due to the inherent characteristics of the installation site, then proper
placement of Detection Zones becomes even more critical.

4. Attach the camera housing to the install site using the selected hardware.
5. If working in an area prone to lighting strikes, an added option is to mount a
lightning rod fixture near the camera and wire that to ground.

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STEP 2 — RUNNING THE VIDEO CABLE(S)

The cabling solution used between the camera and the card depends on the
requirements of the local municipality. The installation will require power to reach the
camera enclosure and video to run from the camera to the detector card. The
following figures show how the video signal should be filtered to protect the cabinet
hardware from power surges.

VideoTrak-IQ

Figure 12 –Video cabling with the Camera Interface Panel Using front panel

VideoTrak-IQ Card

Figure 13 –Video cabling without the Camera Interface Panel

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Note It is highly recommended that VideoTrak-IQ installations use the Camera


Interface Panel. It not only provides convenient anchor and connection
points for the video and power cabling, but it also provides an important
suppression and power source for the VideoTrak-IQ camera.

If you decide to use the Camera Interface Panel, the CIP is usually mounted on a
side-wall of the cabinet using the cabinet rails. It has four adjustable mounting holes
for the installation of standard rail mount screws.

Note Proper functioning of the power and video suppression requires good
grounding of the Camera Interface Panel (or the suppressor being
used in its place.) On the CIP, both power and video filters are
grounded to the back plate of the panel. Be sure that the plate makes
a metal-on-metal contact with the cabinet, and that the cabinet itself is
properly connected to earth ground.

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CABLING TO THE STANDARD VIDEOTRAK-IQ CAMERA

If using the Peek Color Video Traffic Detection Camera package, both power
and video cabling plug into the rear of the camera enclosure using a single
MIL-3102 connector. The cabling can be ordered from Peek in a variety of
lengths, or the installer may opt to attach regular coax video cable and power
cable to the MilSpec connector on the back of the housing. The
recommended coaxial cable is Belden 8281F.

Specifications for fabricated wiring

If choosing to wire to the MIL-3102 plug, these are the requirements:


pins will accept wire from 0.5mm²—1.5mm² (20 AWG—16 AWG)
crimp wires to the connector using an appropriate crimping tool. The model AF8
(M22520/1-01) crimping tool.
the connector must be potted. Other appropriate measures should be taken to
ensure a waterproof connection

Peek Traffic provided cable have the following components:


Milspec connector
Co-ax video
Power
Lens Control

Table 4 — Purpose of the Peek Camera Housing Connector Pins


pin purpose
A not used
B not used
C not used
D focus*
E not used
F video shield
G video output
H not used
J ground
K AC neutral
L AC hot (120v)
M not used
N not used
P zoom
R lens common (zoom/focus)
S not used
Figure 14 – MIL3102-Pin assignments of the Color Video Traffic Detection Camera

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STEP 3 — POWERING THE CAMERA

Warning Observe all safety precautions when working with electrical circuitry
within the cabinet and around the camera. Failure to do so can result
in injury or death.

Wiring to a Peek Color Video Traffic Detection Camera


1. You should have either a) already run a cable to the camera, or b) created a
cable using a MIL-3102 connector. Align the guides on the cable end with the
recesses on the cable connector on the camera enclosure.

Figure 15 – MIL-3102 cable connector on camera enclosure


2. Attach the cable to the camera enclosure.

Figure 16 – Twist firmly to attach the connector


3. Attach the other end of the power cable to a power source. This is typically
done at the Camera Interface Panel (page 31).

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CONNECTING TO POWER THROUGH A CAMERA INTERFACE PANEL

These steps describe how to wire power through the Peek Camera Interface Panel. If
not using the panel, refer to “Providing Power to Camera Without a Camera Interface
Panel” on page 32.

Warning Observe all safety precautions when working with electrical circuitry
within the cabinet and around the camera. Failure to do so can result
in injury or death.

1. On the Camera Interface Panel, remove the clear plastic covering from over
the left side of the panel. This requires the removal of the four mounting
screws.

Figure 17 – Wiring power through the CIP


2. Attach the camera-side power cables to the terminal blocks on the Camera
Interface Panel.
3. Attach the camera-side video cables to suppressor on the CIP.
4. Shut off the cabinet’s Auxiliary Circuit.
5. Connect power between the auxiliary circuit and the filter on the CIP.
6. Verify the power connections between the cabinet and the camera, both
mechanically and electrically.
7. Reactivate the Auxiliary Circuit breaker.
Power should now be reaching the video camera.

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PROVIDING POWER TO CAMERA WITHOUT A CAMERA


INTERFACE PANEL

If not powering the camera through a Camera Interface Panel, refer to Figure 18 for
the proper wiring procedure.

Figure 18 – Wiring power without a CIP

1. Connect the power leads coming from the camera to a 120VAC surge
suppressor, as shown above. Proper grounding will ensure that the cabinet is
protected from spikes on the camera power cable.
2. Turn off the circuit breaker for the line supplying the power.
3. Attach the 120VAC wiring to the surge suppressor.
Power should now be reaching the video camera.

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STEP 4 — INSTALLING THE VIDEOTRAK-IQ CARD

These steps take place at the traffic control cabinet.


1. Insert the VideoTrak-IQ Card into the Detector rack. Verify that power is
reaching the card by checking the LED indicators on the front panel.
2. If using a VideoTrak-IQ Rack, wire the detector outputs to the
cabinet/controller inputs and plug-in the power to the rack.

Note If the available slots in the standard detector input rack are filled, unplug
the detector card from the approach that will now be video monitored.
This will create a vacant slot for the VideoTrak-IQ Card.

IMPORTANT-If replacing an active detection card, it is strongly


recommended that you first put the phase on Recall until the
VideoTrak-IQ installation has been completed.

3. Using a short BNC video cable, connect the CIP to the VideoTrak-IQ Card.

Figure 19 – Connecting the CIP to the VideoTrak-IQ Card

Note If not using the VideoTrak-IQ Camera Interface Panel, wire the video
camera to the card as shown in Figure 13.

4. Repeat the camera installation steps above for each camera.


5. If video is visible, replace the clear plastic covering over the left side of the
Camera Interface Panel. Replace the four mounting screws that secure it.
6. Connect the video monitor to the RCA video output plug on the VideoTrak-IQ
Card. Verify that the video from the camera is visible. If there is no video input,
recycle the power.

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Camera installation is complete. Proceed to operating instructions.

Note The front and rear video camera connections on the VideoTrak-IQ
Detection Card are not discrete inputs. You cannot connect video
sources to both the front and rear of the card, on the same camera. It is
permissible to have some camera connections on the front and others
on the rear of the card.

Front and rear camera connections must be configured in the


VideoTrak-IQ interface.

For more information on programming video input settings using the VideoTrak-IQ
user interface, see the “Video Input setting” section in Chapter 9, on page 128 of this
manual

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STEP 5 — VIDEO INPUT TERMINATION - DIP SWITCH SETTINGS

A 3-position DIP switch configures the video termination for each video input camera.
There are separate switches for terminating front and rear video inputs. All video
equipment requires a terminating impedance at the end of a video cable. When
correctly implemented, this termination results in the video signal being transmitted
without losses or distortion and provides the video receiver with a video signal of the
correct amplitude.
The termination setting must match the type of camera and cabling used. VideoTrak-
IQ supports both coax and twisted-pair copper wire types of camera cabling. In a
typical system, the video from the camera runs directly to the VideoTrak-IQ Cards
and the termination switch should be set to match the camera cable type.
It is important that video is terminated only once, to avoid signal level distortions.
Most consumer video equipment (monitors, TVs, recorders, etc.) has a termination at
their video input which is always present.
VideoTrak-IQ has a Hi-Z (High Impedance) feature to allow input video to be looped-
thru to other equipment, such as from a camera to both the VideoTrak-IQ and a video
recorder or monitor/tv (e.g. using a BNC 'T-piece'). The Hi-Z setting doesn't terminate
the video at the VideoTrak-IQ input, but instead allows it to be connected thru to the
recorder or monitor which does the termination. This ensures the video is only
terminated once at the end-point (monitor or recorder) and not 'double-terminated'.

Note Camera Interface Panel surge suppressors do not affect video


termination.

Incorrectly terminated video may not always be obvious to the observer, but could
affect detection performance. It is imperative to ensure that the switches are set
correctly for your application when installing a system.

Unused video inputs should have their switches set to either the 'coax' or 'twisted pair'
setting - which one is not important.
Table 5 – Video Input Termination Dip Switch Settings
Video Termination Condition Switch 1 Switch 2 Switch 3

Coax Termination - The Camera Output/Cabling to this Up Down Up


video input is over coax
Twisted Pair Termination - The Camera Output/Cabling to Down Up Up
this video input is over twisted pair
'Hi-Z' Termination (loop-thru) - Provides no termination at Up Down Down
the VideoTrak-IQ input. This should be used if the input
video is looped-thru to other equipment which does
terminate the video.

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STEP 6 — FRAME THE FIELD OF VIEW

You must now position the camera and adjust the zoom and focus the correct field of
view (FOV). This is typically done with one person in a bucket truck making
adjustments to the camera position, while a second person monitors the video output
and makes adjustments to zoom and focus, from the user interface. For specific
instructions on using the camera adjustments settings on the VideoTrak-IQ user
interface, see the “Camera Lens Adjustments” section in Chapter 9, Chapter 9on
page 129 of this manual.
Optionally, a zoom and focus controller, such as the Peek Traffic Field Video Monitor
(FVM) can be used in the bucket, to view, and zoom / focus the camera. Follow the
steps below to frame the field of view .
1. Plug the camera’s output into the FVM or other output monitor. Verify that the
FOV is visible, indicating that power is reaching the camera.
2. Adjust the camera enclosure, so the camera is pointing in the desired direction.
3. Aim the camera based on the FOV in the monitor, following the guidelines in
Figure 20 .

Do not allow the sky


or the horizon to appear
in the field of view.

Vehicles at the stop


line should take up
as much of the image
as possible.

Allow space to detect


the headlights of vehicles
(in night conditions) that have
crossed the stop line.

Figure 20 – Framing the video Field of View

4. Use the zoom control on the VideoTrak-IQ interface or the FVM to adjust the
field of view. Modify the enclosure aim, as necessary.
5. The auto-focus feature will self-adjust to provide a clear and crisp image.

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Step 6 — Frame the Field of View

Note In the event that the camera auto-focuses on a near or transient object,
manually refocus the camera by briefly pressing the focus adjustment of
the Field Video Monitor (FVM).

If using the FVM, it will take a few seconds after releasing the zoom or
focus switches, for the current settings to .be saved to the camera. Wait
for the screen to clear after the ‘Saving Camera Setup’ message
appears, before removing power to the camera.

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Chapter 3 — Operating Mode

This section is intended to provide a brief overview of the appearance of the VideoTrak-IQ user
interface in the operating mode. The section also explains basic navigation, discusses set-up
of the VideoTrak-IQ System, and provides instruction for using the VideoTrak-IQ on-screen
help system. The following topics are discussed in detail in this chapter:

• Overview, on page 40.


• Operating Mode, on page 40.
• The Video Interface, on page 41.
• VideoTrak-IQ Help System, on page 45
• Accessing The System Configuration Menu, on page 48.

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OVERVIEW

The Operating Mode is the normal function of the card when it is detecting traffic. This
chapter describes the operation of VideoTrak-IQ while it is in Operating Mode. It also
provides a brief description of the appearance and function of the displays and menus
presented by the user interface in this mode. Please consult the Table of Contents
for more detailed information on any of these topics. Specific instructions for
Detection Zone set-up can be found in “ Configuring Detection Zones”, beginning on
page 51.

Operating Mode

As soon as the VideoTrak-IQ user interface clears the momentary startup mode at
power-up or reset, it automatically loads all previously configured zones and detector
outputs, and enters Operating Mode. At initial start-up there will not be any previously
configured zones or outputs visible.

Caution During Reset outputs default to On, until the system has fully loaded.

When VideoTrak-IQ enters Operating Mode, the algorithms must first ‘learn’ the video
image so it knows what part of the image is stationary, such as street markings and
parked cars. This learning mode is indicated in the interface by yellow zones. Zones
remain yellow until the algorithm has learned the background image well enough to
distinguish moving vehicles from road markings, obstructions, signs, debris and non-
moving vehicles.
When zones are able to identify moving vehicles, the color switches to blue or green.
Blue indicates that the zone is active, but not currently detecting a vehicle. A green
zone indicates that a vehicle has been detected in the active zone.
At this point, the card’s outputs reflect the current state of the assigned zones. The
performance of the zone will improve during the first 15 minutes of operation, as the
detection algorithm slowly gets a better idea of the steady background.

Camera Label
Day/night detection method indicator

Detection

Directionality Indicator

Mouse

Zone labels

Figure 21 – A typical Operating Mode display

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THE VIDEO INTERFACE

The VideoTrak-IQ Interface makes it possible to view and configure up to four video
cameras simultaneously. Interactive, online configuration through the video interface
makes it possible to establish and revise Detection Zones, change display, program
output selections, and perform various other configuration and administrative tasks.
The interface enables visual verification of proper zone placement and accurate
vehicle detection. The interface can be accessed by plugging a video monitor and a
standard USB mouse into the card while it is installed in the detector rack. The
information below is intended to familiarize the user with the video interface displays
and provide instruction in navigating the VideoTrak-IQ System configuration menus.

VideoTrak-IQ Menu Map

Figure 22 – VideoTrak-IQ Menu Navigation Map

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OPERATING MODE QUAD DISPLAY

Figure 23 – Normal Operating Mode


As soon as the Startup screen clears, VideoTrak-IQ enters its normal operating
mode. The quad screen displays from one to four images, corresponding to the
number of video channels on the VideoTrak-IQ Detector Card, overlaid by the
currently active Detection Zones.
Operating Mode features interactive editing of Detection Zones, color-coded zone
display, optional day/night mode indicator, and camera labels.

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Logo/Navigation Menu

LOGO/NAVIGATION MENU

The Logo/Navigation Menu can be accessed by right-clicking anywhere in the quad


screen display. The Logo/Navigation Menu contains links to the individual cameras
and the VideoTrak-IQ Help System. Clicking on a Camera Selection button changes
the quad display to the individual camera selected.
The Peek Traffic logo information in the center of the window can be customized by
users with administrative privileges. Your city, county or state logo, and contact, or
other information may be displayed in a series of five rotating images. See the
“Importing Images” Section on page 141, in Chapter of this manual for instructions.
The user is able to navigate to the VideoTrak-IQ Help System via the Help button on
the Logo/Navigation screen. The on-screen help provides tab-specific as well as
field/area-specific help, to assist the user in setting up the VideoTrak-IQ configuration
tabs.

Camera Selection

Customizable Logo Area

Help Close Menu Button

Figure 24 – Logo/Navigation Screen

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SINGLE CAMERA DISPLAY

From Logo/Navigation Menu the user can access the video input of a single camera
on the VideoTrak-IQ Card. Clicking on the Camera Identifier Button on the
Logo/Navigation Menu displays the video output of the selected camera in full screen
mode.

Figure 25 –Accessing Individual Camera Video Input

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VIDEOTRAK-IQ HELP SYSTEM

VideoTrak-IQ provides on-screen help topics that offer tab-specific, as well as


field/area-specific help. Clicking the Help Button on the Logo/Navigation Menu opens
the VideoTrak-IQ Help system window. Follow the instructions below for navigating
the VideoTrak-IQ Help System.

Accessing On-screen Help

From Logo/Navigation Menu, click the Help button to open the VideoTrak-IQ Help
System window. The Help System window contains links to information specific to
each of the on-screen configuration tabs. Scroll down the page, and click on any
blue high-lighted link to access tab-specific help pages.

Navigating the Help Windows

From a Tab-Specific Help Page the user can access field/area-specific help, return
to the Help System Selection window, or close the Help System and return to the
Logo/ Navigation screen.
To access Field -Specific Help from the Tab-Specific help window, click on the blue
high-lighted links in the text.
From this Field-Specific Help window, the user can click the Back Button at the
bottom of the box, to return to the Tab-Specific information window, click the Home
Button to return to the VideoTrak-IQ Help System window, or click the Close Button
to return to the Logo/Navigation Menu.
From the Tab-Specific Help page, clicking the Close button at the bottom of the
window, will close the help system and return you to the configuration tab

Return to Logo/Navigation Screen


Links to Tab-Specific Help

Figure 26 – Accessing On-screen Help

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Accessing Field/Area Specific Help From Configuration Tabs

Field/area specific help is also available on each configuration tab. To access field-
specific help on any of the Configuration Tabs, click on the Question Mark icon in the
upper right hand corner then click on a field to display the help information for that
field.

To access area-specific information, click on the Question Mark icon, move your
cursor and pause over the area you are inquiring about. A label will display with a
brief description of the functionality of that area of the tab.

Note Clicking the Question Mark icon causes the cursor to turn to a circle with
backslash. As you move the cursor around the tab, the cursor changes to a
question mark only in locations where help is available.

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Camera Selection/Edit Menu

CAMERA SELECTION/EDIT MENU

The Camera Selection/Edit Menu can be accessed with a right mouse click
anywhere outside of a zone, on the Single Camera display. Click on Close to close
this menu.
From this menu, the user can:

Navigate to any other Single Camera Display on any of the active cameras on
the VideoTrak-IQ Detector Card.
Navigate to the Quad Screen Display (all cameras).
Navigate to the System Configuration Menu (edit).
Close the Camera Selection/Edit Menu

Navigate to Single Camera or Quad


Display of selected Camera(s)

Navigate to System Configuration Edit Menu


Close the Camera Selection/Edit Menu

Figure 27 – Camera Selection/Edit Menu

Camera Selection

From the Camera Selection/Edit Menu, the user can access any active camera on the
VideoTrak-IQ Detector Card by clicking on the corresponding Camera Button. Click
the All Cameras button to access the Quad Display.

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Edit Selection from the Camera Selection/Edit Menu

Output Selection Display Parameters


Tab Tab
Zone Configuration System Settings
Tab Tab

Clicking the Edit option on the


Camera Selection/Edit Menu
opens the System Configuration
Menu. The configuration menu
provides access to a collection of
nine Configuration Tabs. This is
where the majority of the set-up
and maintenance of the
VideoTrak-IQ system takes place.
With the exception of drawing and
editing zones, all of the
VideoTrak-IQ set-up will be
carried out on the various
configuration tabs. To access the
Configuration Tab About Tab System Configuration Menu,
follow the steps in the “Accessing
Zone Input/Output Monitoring Tab
The System Configuration Menu”
Video Functions Tab section, on page 50 of this
Figure 28 – Configuration Menu manual.

For instructions on set-up and configuration of the system, please see the “
Configuring Detection Zones” section, on page 49 of this manual. The System
Configuration Menu defaults to the Zone Configuration Tab. Right click in the
Camera Field of View to close this menu.

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Accessing The System Configuration Menu

ACCESSING THE SYSTEM CONFIGURATION MENU

To access the Configuration Tab follow the steps below:


1. From the Quad Screen, right-click any point on the screen to open the
VideoTrak-IQ Logo/Navigation Screen.
2. From the VideoTrak-IQ Logo/Navigation Screen, click any Camera button to
display the Single Camera Display for the selected camera.
3. From the Single Camera Display, right-click any point on the screen to display
the Camera Selection/Edit Menu.
4. From the Camera Selection/Edit Menu, click the Edit button to display the
VideoTrak-IQ System Configuration Menu.
5. Click on the Tab that contains the information being edited.
6. To Exit the System Configuration Menu at any time, right-click any point
outside of the active Edit Menu to close it.

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Chapter 4 — Configuring Detection Zones

This section defines a traffic Detection Zone, describes the function of the Configuration Tab
fields, and outlines the basic steps to establish and configure Detection Zones. It also
provides instruction on how to set additional detection criteria using the VideoTrak-IQ on-
screen interface. The following topics are discussed in detail in this chapter:

• Overview, on page 52.


• Step 1 — Select a Camera, on page 55.
• Step 2 — Enable the Detection Zones
• Step 3 —Enable Direction Filtering, on page 53.
• Step 4 —Set Zone Detection Sensitivity, on page 61.
• Step 5 —Edit the Zone Label, on page 62.
• Step 6 — Set the Zone Delay, on page 64.
• Step 7 — Set the Zone Extend, on page 65.
• Step 8 — Enable Conditional Detection, on page 66.
• Step 9 — Set Zone Failsafe Conditions, on page 67.
• Step 10 — Enable Shadow Filter, on page 68.
• Step 11 — Program the TS2 Input map, on page 69.
• Step 12 —Edit Detection Zones, on page 73.
• Editing Detection Zones, on page 73.
• Zone Placement, on page 75.

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OVERVIEW

Once camera installation is complete, enable and configure the desired number of
zones for each video camera on the VideoTrak-IQ Card. All zone configuration
settings, aside from positioning and adjusting the zone boundaries, are set up on the
Zone Configuration Tab.
The following tutorial will take the user through a step-by-step process of setting up
the VideoTrak-IQ System using the on-screen interface. The next several chapters
discuss zone creation, configuration options, output assignments options, system
settings, display options, camera settings, and monitoring tools, contained within the
tabs on the System Configuration Menu shown in Figure 28 on page 48.
The final steps, positioning the zones and adjusting the zone boundaries, will be
completed on the Single Camera Display for each active camera.

Traffic Detection Zones Defined

A Detection Zone is a user defined region that creates a sensing plane for detecting
the presence of a vehicle. Detection Zones can gather vehicle presence, count,
speed, lane occupancy, and vehicle length classification data. Using a USB mouse,
monitor, and the VideoTrak-IQ interface, the user places virtual "Detection Zones" on
the on-screen display of the camera field of view. A maximum of twenty-six zones
can be created for multiple lanes within the camera’s field of view. VideoTrak-IQ uses
the Boolean operators ‘AND’ and ‘OR’ for the possibility of combining Detection Zone
outputs.

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Zone Configuration Tab

ZONE CONFIGURATION TAB

Delay

Sensitivity

Show Details

Zone LEDs

Zone Camera Button

Zone Scroll Bar

Zone Enable Checkbox

Zone Direction Checkbox

Video Status LED

Zone Detail Scroll Bar

Zone Direction Dial

Zone Default Button

TS2 Input Map

Figure 29 – Zone Configuration Tab


Failsafe

Detect
Extend
The Zones Configuration Tab provides a mechanism for enabling and disabling
Detection Zones for each camera, and setting zone-specific detection criteria. The
upper portion of the screen is used to activate the zone, turn on direction filtering with
intensity, and monitor the zone condition using the Zone LEDs. The portion below the
horizontal line, which is made visible by clicking the Show Details checkbox, is used
to set advance features for individual zones. Follow the steps below to enable and
configure each camera in the VideoTrak-IQ System.

Note The Camera selection button in the upper right hand corner of the Zone Tab
indicates the camera being configured. The Camera buttons can be used to
change the camera at any time. When selecting another camera, the camera
settings will be saved and the configuration for the new will appear.

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BASIC STEPS - CREATING AND CONFIGURING DETECTION ZONES

The first step in setting up the VideoTrak-IQ System is the creation of Detection
Zones. The basic steps for creating and configuring Detection Zones are listed
below. All of these settings are found on the Zone Configuration Tab.
1. Select the Camera to be configured.
2. Enable the desired number of Detection Zones.
3. Enable direction filtering and intensity (suggested).
4. Set the Detection Sensitivity (optional).
5. Edit the Zone Label (optional).
6. Set the Zone Delay (optional).
7. Set the Zone Extend (optional).
8. Enable Conditional Detection (optional).
9. Set Zone Failsafe condition per zone (optional)
10. Enable Shadow filter per zone (optional)
11. Program the TS2 Input Map (optional)
12. Edit the Detection Zones.

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Zone Configuration Tab

ZONE CONFIGURATION SETTINGS

Step 1 — Select a Camera

Figure 30 – Camera Button


VideoTrak-IQ supports up to 4 cameras per card. The Camera Buttons in the upper
right hand corner of the Zones Tab appear on seven of the configuration tabs and can
be used to change the camera selection at any time. When changing cameras the
camera settings will be saved and the configuration for the new camera will be
displayed on the tab.
Begin set-up by clicking on a Camera Button to select the camera to be configured.
The video input from the selected camera will display on-screen behind the Zone
Configuration Menu.

Step 2 — Enable the Detection Zones

Zone Labels
Zone LEDs

Zone Enable Checkbox


Figure 31 – Zone Enable Checkbox

About Detection Zones

The initial step in the setup process is to enable the number of desired Detection
Zones for each Camera. A maximum of twenty-six zones are available per camera.
The system-assigned label for each zone corresponds to the label above the Enable
Zone checkbox. The Enable Zone check-box allows the user to add or remove
Detection Zones from the camera. A check indicates that the zone is activated for

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detection and assigned outputs will be used. Checking the Enable Zone box causes
a rectangular zone outline to be displayed on the camera field of view. Clicking on a
previously checked Enable Zone checkbox will inactivate the zone. The zone outline
will no longer appear on the camera field of view.
The default view displays zones ‘A’ through ‘H’. The scrollbar to the right of the
checkbox can be used to access additional zones by either dragging the bar with the
mouse, or clicking the arrows located on the right and left sides of the scroll bar.

Steps to enable Detection Zones

1. Click on a Camera Button to select the camera for which you are enabling
zones.
2. To enable zones for the selected camera, click in the Enable Zone checkbox
under the system-assigned Zone Label being activated.
3. If enabling more that eight zones (‘A’ through ‘H’), pull the Zones Scrollbar to
the right, or click on the right arrow to access zones "I" through "Z".
4. Repeat the steps above for each active camera.

A rectangular zone outline box appears on the active Camera Display for each zone
enabled. It will be necessary to edit the location and shape of the newly created
zones later in the set-up process. See the “Editing Detection Zones” Section on page
73, of this chapter for more information.

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Zone Configuration Tab

Step 3 —Enable Direction Filtering

Figure 32 – Zone Direction Checkbox to enable Direction Filtering.

Standard direction filtering is a mechanism for enabling detection of only those


vehicles traveling in the direction specified. Moving vehicles will only be detected
if their motion is within ± 20 degrees of the programmed direction.
High direction filtering is a more severe direction filter, which reduces the direction
tolerance to ± 10 degrees of the programmed direction. High direction filtering
also requires more system resources. It is strongly suggested that unless
absolutely necessary, high direction filtering should not be enabled. The Zone
Direction checkbox activates Direction Filtering in a zone.

To enable Zone Direction:

Click in the Direction On/High checkbox under the Zone Label being activated
to activate Direction Filtering.
A single mouse click causes a check to appear, indicating that the standard
direction filter is on. A direction arrow will be displayed in the zone on the
on-screen camera field of view. Vehicles travelling in a significantly different
direction should not be detected.
A double click causes a second check mark to be displayed, indicating that high
direction filtering has been enabled. A black border appears around the
on-screen direction arrow in the zone. This indicates that the high sensitivity
direction filtering has been activated.
The absence of a check indicates that direction filtering has not been enabled
for this zone.
Repeat the steps for all of the zones on each Camera that require direction
filtering.

Note Standard direction filtering is adequate for most applications.

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ADVANCED ZONE CONFIGURATION OPTIONS

Overview

Once zones have been enabled, follow the steps in this section to set the parameters
for advanced features for each Detection Zone, including detection sensitivity,
conditional delay, extend, and detect, and the state of the zone while in failsafe mode.
These advanced zone configuration details must be set for each zone, on every
camera. The camera is selected in the upper right-hand corner of the menu, as
discussed in “Step 1 — Select a Camera,” on page 55, of this Chapter. See the
instruction for selecting a zone in the “Selecting a Zone” Section on page 60, of this
chapter.
These ‘Advanced Zone Configuration’ settings allow the user to configure the
Detection Zones and other operations of the VideoTrak-IQ Card. The settings in this
section allow zones to be assigned detection sensitivity, detection delay or extend,
conditional detection, and set the state of the zones during failsafe conditions. They
also allow the operator to adjust directionality, and return zones to factory defaults.

A brief explanation of how to access, and navigate the Detail Configuration Options
follows this paragraph. It is important that you are familiar with this information before
continuing set-up process.

Note It is important that you follow the zone configuration steps for each
activated zone for every active Camera.

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Zone Configuration Tab

Show Details Button

The Show Details button in the middle of the left-hand side of the screen is used to
expand the Zone Configuration menu. The Details Section of the Zone Tab is used to
set advanced features for each zone.

Click on the Show Details


button to open the lower half of
the Zone Configuration Tab.
Figure 33 –Zone Configuration Menu and the expanded details section.

All of the changes made on the Zones Tab in the setup environment are stored
automatically to the VideoTrak-IQ Card as they are made. Changes are saved to
memory even if the card is reset or powered down. Changes are stored to the Active
Camera and associated Detection Zone.

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SELECTING A ZONE

Advanced Zone Configurations are set for each zone on a camera. See the
instructions for selecting the zone below.

Zone Detail Scroll Bar

The Zone Detail Scroll Bar allows the user to select zones for configuration. The
currently selected zone is displayed to the left of the Video Status LED, as displayed
below. The user can change the zone selection by either grabbing the scroll bar with
the mouse and dragging to the left or right, or clicking on the arrows located on the
right and left sides of the scroll bar. The identifier for the selected zone appears in
the Zone Label field, as shown below in Figure 34.

Zone Label

The Zone Label shows the VideoTrak-IQ System-assigned identifier for the zone
being edited. Use the Zone detail Scroll Bar to access other zones. The process for
adding a user-defined label for each zone is discussed later in this chapter.

System Zone Label

Zone Details Scroll Bar

Detectt
User Defined Zone Label

Figure 34 – Zone Label and Zone Detail Scroll Bar

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Step 4 —Set Zone Detection Sensitivity

STEP 4 —SET ZONE DETECTION SENSITIVITY

About the Zone Sensitivity Button

The detection sensitivity for each zone is adjustable. The Zone Sensitivity button is a
zone-specific sensitivity adjustment for the cards’ detection threshold. The range of
sensitivity is 1 to 10. 1 is the least sensitive and 10 is the most sensitive. The
system default and suggested setting for normal operation is 5.
Smaller, advanced zones, which will be higher in the image, may benefit from an
increased sensitivity of 7. Lower numbers should be used to reduce false detections.
Higher numbers should be used to reduce missed detections.

Zone Sensitivity Spin Box


Figure 35 – Zone Sensitivity Control

To set the Zone sensitivity:

Select the zone being configured using the Zone Detail scroll bar, to the right of
the Zone Label Edit Button. Drag the scroll bar with the moue, or click the
arrows located on the right and left sides of the scroll bar. The currently
selected zone
Use the up and down arrow box in the Zone Sensitivity spin box to set the
sensitivity value.
Repeat these steps for each zone.

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STEP 5 —EDIT THE ZONE LABEL

About the Zone Label Edit Button

Zone Label Edit button is an optional feature, which allows you to edit the user-
defined label for the selected zone. Unless the Zone Label is edited, it will reflect the
label the system assigned to the zone in the field above it.
Notice in Figure 36 that the text to the left of the Video Status Indicator (Zone A),
reflects the system assigned name for this zone. The Zone Label button below it has
been edited to reflect a street name, using the zone label edit feature. The user
defined text is reflected on the label button.

System Zone Label

Zone Detail Scroll Bar


Edited Zone Label Edit Button
Figure 36 – Zone Label Edit Button and Details Scroll Bar

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Step 5 —Edit the Zone Label

Steps to Edit the Zone Label

Clicking on the Zone Label Button opens the Editor Window, allowing the user to
enter label text using a mouse and the on-screen keyboard.
The user defined label appears on the Zone Label Button and on the displayed on
the zone overlays on the Single Camera Display. The text editor allows entry of a
maximum of 12 characters.

Galt’s Gulch

Editor Window

Zone Label Button


Zone Detail Scroll Bar

Figure 37 – Label Editor Window for editing zone labels.

To edit the Zone Label follow the steps below:


1. Select the zone to be edited, using the Zone Detail Scroll Bar.
2. Click the Zone Label Button to open the Edit Window.
3. Use the Clear or BS (back space) keys to remove the existing text.
4. Use the mouse and the on-screen keyboard to add zone label text.
5. Enter the user-defined label, to a maximum of 12 alpha-numerical characters.
6. Click Done to save your changes and close the Edit Window. Click on Cancel
to close the window without saving the changes.
7. The Zone Label text will be updated when the Label Editor is closed. If Zone
Labels are enabled on the Display Tab, the label will also be displayed on the
selected Single Camera Display FOV when the interface is closed. For
information on enabling Zone Labels, see the “Display Zone Labels” Section,
on page 107 of this manual.

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STEP 6 — SET THE ZONE DELAY

About the Zone Delay Button

Figure 38 – Zone Delay Settings

Zone Delay can be added to any zone. A delayed


zone will disregard detection until a vehicle has
occupied a specific zone for the period defined in
the Delay Time field.

Delays can be conditional to phases, overlaps,


inputs, or set to always. The On/Off selection sets
the state of the condition. Delays can be
programmed in tenths-of-a-second increments, to a
maximum of thirty seconds

To delay detection in any zone:

Select the zone for which delay is being programmed, using the Zone Detail
Scroll Bar.
Click the Delay Enable checkbox to enable the delay feature.
Use the Delay Time spin box to set the desired delay time.
Select the object (Always, Input, Phase Color, Overlap Color, or Ped) of the
conditional input from the Delay Condition dropdown box.
Set the state of the Delay Condition to On or Off by selecting the value from
the dropdown box.

For example, as a result of the Zone Delay Settings in Figure 38 above, Zone Delay
is enabled and zone activation will always be delayed by 3 seconds.

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Step 7 — Set the Zone Extend

STEP 7 — SET THE ZONE EXTEND

About the Zone Extend Button

Zone Extend can be added to any zone. An extended zone will continue detection
after a vehicle has left the zone for the period defined in the extend field. Extensions
can be conditional on phases, overlaps, inputs, or set to always. The On/Off selection
sets the state of the condition. Extensions can be programmed in tenths-of-a-second
increments, to a maximum of thirty seconds.

Figure 39 – Zone Extend Settings


To extend detection in any zone:

Select the zone for which extend is being programmed, using the Zone Detail
Scroll Bar.
Click the Enable Extend checkbox to enable the extend feature.
Use the Extend Input spin box to set the desired delay time.
Select the object (Always, Input, Phase Color, Overlap Color, or Ped) of the
conditional input from the Extend Condition dropdown box.
Set the state of the Extend Condition to On or Off by selecting the value from
the dropdown box.

For example, as a result of the Zone Extend Settings in Figure 39 above, Zone
Extend is enabled and zone activation will be extended by 2.5 seconds, when
“ Phase 2 is ON.

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STEP 8 — ENABLE CONDITIONAL DETECTION

About the Zone Detect Button

Conditional Detection can be added to any zone. A zone set to conditional detection
will only detect vehicles when the assigned input, is in the defined state. Detection
can be made conditional on phases, overlaps, inputs, or set to always on or always
off, for a specific zone.

Figure 40 – Conditional Detection Settings

To enable conditional detection in any zone:

Select the zone for which detect is being programmed, using the Zone Detail
Scroll Bar.
Click the Enable Detect checkbox to enable the Detect feature.
Select the object of the conditional input from the Detect Condition dropdown
Box.
Set the state of the condition to On or Off by selecting the value from the drop
down box.
Follow the steps above to enable Conditional Detection to all other enabled
Detection Zones.

For example, as a result of the Conditional Detection Settings in Figure 40 above,


Detection is enabled and zone activation will be allowed, when “ Phase 1 is ON.

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Step 9 — Set Zone Failsafe Conditions

STEP 9 — SET ZONE FAILSAFE CONDITIONS

About the Zone Failsafe Button

Zone Failsafe determines the


state of the zone during
failsafe conditions (i.e. during
poor video or low contrast
situations,) or during zone
learning conditions.

If the zone enters Failsafe


mode, and the zone Failsafe
Button is checked, the zone
output will remain On during
the period the zone is in Figure 41 – Zone Failsafe Enable Checkbox
Failsafe. If the zone enters
Failsafe mode, and the Zone Failsafe Button is not checked, the zone output will
be Off during the period the zone is in Failsafe.

To set the Zone Failsafe value:

Select the Detection Zone for which Failsafe is being programmed, using the
Zone Detail Scroll Bar.
To set the Failsafe Output to On, check the Enable Failsafe checkbox by
clicking the mouse in the gray box.
The absence of a check signals that Failsafe has been set to Off for the
selected Detection Zone.
Follow the steps above to set the failsafe value for all other enabled Detection
Zones.

Note During Power-up, all outputs default to Failsafe – On until the


VideoTrak-IQ application is learned and the programmed Failsafe
outputs replace the default values.

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STEP 10 — ENABLE SHADOW FILTER

About the Shadow Filter

A check in the Zone Shadow Filter check box enables a shadow rejection filter in
the detection for this zone.

In certain fields of view, the detection may be affected by shadows within the
detection zone area. When this is an issue, enabling the Zone Shadow Filter adds
stability to the affected Detection Zone(s).

Figure 42 – Zone Shadow Filter

To enable Shadow Filter:

Select the Detection Zone for which the shadow filter is being enabled, using
the Zone Detail Scroll Bar.
Check the Shadow Filter check box by clicking the mouse in the gray box.
To disable the Shadow Filter, click the checked box. The absence of a check
signals that the Shadow Filter has been disabled for the selected Detection
Zone.
Follow the steps above to apply the shadow filter to all other enabled Detection
Zones.

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Step 11 — Program the TS2 Input map (SDLC Inputs)

STEP 11 — PROGRAM THE TS2 INPUT MAP (SDLC INPUTS)

About the TS2 Input Map Button

TS2 input mapping is only applicable if the SDLC connector on the VideoTrak-IQ card
is in use, and a NEMA MMU is also connected via SDLC.
A TS2 MMU monitors a maximum of 16 channels. In the TS2 mode, in order for
VideoTrak-IQ to determine phase and overlap colors, the user must map the MMU
Channel assignment to match the NEMA controller configuration by making a
selection from the dropdown box for each of the 16 MMU Channels.

Figure 43 – The TS2 Input Map assigns phases and overlaps to a TS2
MMU.

To Program the TS2 Input Map:

Click on the ‘TS2 Input Map’ button on the ‘Zones Tab’ to open the ‘TS2 Input
Map’ window.
Click the down arrow under the MMU Channel number to open the selection
dropdown box.
Make a phase or overlap selection by clicking on the value associated with the
selected MMU channel. Use the scrollbar to move up and down the list.
If the channel is not used, select ‘Not Used’.

For more information on enabling TS2 Outputs over the VideoTrak-IQ SDLC
connector, see the “

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Using the TS2 Utility” section on page 89.

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Step 11 — Program the TS2 Input map (SDLC Inputs)

ADDITIONAL SETTINGS

Zone Direction Dial

Figure 44 – The Zone


Direction Dial
Displays the direction in which the traffic to be detected is travelling. Vehicles
traveling in any other direction will not be detected. The arrow can be rotated to
change the direction. The direction can also be set by accessing the Zone from the
Single Camera Display.
Use one of the methods below set the Direction using the ‘Zone Direction Dial’:

Click on the desired position on the outside edge of the Zone Direction Dial.
The direction indicator will move to the selected position.
OR
Click on the Zone Direction Dial, hold the left mouse key down, and rotate the
arrow to the desired position.
OR
From the Single Camera Display, click on the Detection Zone to highlight the
nodes and direction dial. Click on the node on the point of the Zone Direction
Arrow within the Detection Zone perimeter. Hold the left mouse key down,
and rotate the arrow to the desired position.

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Default Button

The Default button can be used to return the selected zone to its initial default
condition. Clicking on the Default button causes the zone position on the camera field
of view to return to the default position on the screen. This function can be
particularly useful if a zone has been
minimized or moved off-screen.
The Default button also causes the
advanced zone details on the Zones
Tab to be reset to default values.
Direction Filtering, Delay, Extend,
and Detect are not enabled. The
zone label returns to the system
assigned value. The direction dial
Figure 45 – The Default Button defaults to the 90 degree position.
returns advanced zone details to The zone sensitivity defaults to 5.
default values. See Table 7 below for a complete list
of default values.
To return a Detection Zone to default values:

Select the Camera on which the zone you are defaulting is being detected.
Select the zone for which the values are being reset, using the Zone Detail
Scroll Bar.
Click the Default button.

Note Please note that Failsafe and Shadow Filtering are not affected by the
action of the Default button.

Table 6 – Default setting for the Zones Tab

Field or Feature Setting Changed Default Setting


Direction Filtering Yes Disabled
Delay Yes Disabled
Detect Yes Disabled
Extend Yes Disabled
Zone Label Yes System assigned alpha label
Direction Dial Yes 90 degree position
Failsafe No Remains in previous state
Shadow Filter No Remains in previous state
Sensitivity Yes Defaults to ‘5’

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STEP 12 —EDIT DETECTION ZONES ON-SCREEN

Editing Detection Zones

Detection Zones were enabled in ‘Step 2’ of the set-up process. Detection Zone
position and boundaries can be edited at any time, by accessing the Single Camera
Display, using a monitor and mouse attached to the VideoTrak-IQ Card. Only zones
that are currently enabled on the ‘Zone Tab’ will appear on the Single Camera
Display. Detection Zones appear as an outline, superimposed on the camera field of
view.
The color of the zone boundaries reflects the current state of the zone. A blue zone
boundary indicates an active zone, enabled for detection, but not currently detecting a
vehicle. A green zone boundary indicates that the zone is currently detecting a
vehicle. A yellow zone boundary indicates that the zone is in learning mode and is
operating in Failsafe mode.

Selecting and Deselecting Zones

To select a zone, click the mouse while the cursor is over the zone. Once selected,
node edit boxes appear at the four corners of the zone.
If several zones overlap one another, the zones are stacked one on top of another.
To move the zone that is behind another, there are several options. Either select an
exposed area of the lower zone by grabbing a corner that is not overlapped, or move
the zone in front out of the way temporarily. Once you are finished editing a zone,
you’ll want to deselect it. To deselect a zone, click anywhere outside of it.

Note Any changes made to a zone, such as zone location or shape, become
effective immediately.

Moving Zones

Zones can be moved in the Operating Mode. This is done by first selecting the zone
and then clicking and dragging anywhere inside the zone’s area. This two step
process prevents users from accidentally moving zones. The cursor changes to a
hand while a zone is being moved. Zones may be moved anywhere on the screen,
including over other zones.
Moving zones makes it necessary for the detection algorithm to relearn the
background under the zone. The repositioned zones will enter the failsafe mode until
the ‘Learning Time’ has elapsed. All of theses zones will learn simultaneously, rather
than consecutively, so changes made to multiple zones do not increase the length of
time required to relearn the background image.

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Changing Zone Shapes

The shapes of zones can also be modified. This is very similar to moving a zone:

Select the zone to be changed by clicking on it.


Click on a corner and drag it to the desired location.

Figure 46 — Re-shaping a zone

When you click on the corner of a selected zone, the pointer changes shape from a
standard arrow ( … ) to a circle with a line through it ([ ). Click inside the Detection
Zone perimeter, holding own the mouse button. The Cursor changes to a box with an
arrow on top ( ) while the Detection Zone is in motion.
The corners of zones can be re-positioned anywhere in the display area, including
overlapping other zones.
Notice that whenever a zone is reshaped or moved, the outline turns yellow for a
time. This indicates that the zone has entered the failsafe mode while it is learning the
new background under the zone. The zone returns to blue and normal detection
resumes when the background is ‘learned’.

Note Changes to zone shapes are stored and used by the algorithm as the
mouse button is released.

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ZONE PLACEMENT

Note Proper zone placement is the single most important tool for the proper
functioning of vehicle detection.

Zones should be located entirely within traffic lanes


Zones should avoid crossing over distinct road marks such as
painted lines, text and arrows. Zones can completely enclose
such markings, but this should be avoided if possible.
Zones should be positioned so that the size in the video image, is
approximately the area of an average size private vehicle. The
length of the zone should not exceed the length of two private
vehicle.
Use multiple zones in each lane to increase detection area, for
instance behind and in front of the stop bar.
Zones should be placed so that they function in both day and
nighttime situations. Ideally, position each zone so that both
headlights of an average vehicle pass through the zone.
Avoid including foreground objects such as signposts and tree
branches within your Detection Zones.
Zones should be positioned so they do not detect crossing traffic.
If this is difficult to achieve, consider using directionality.

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Chapter 5 — Assigning Zones to Outputs

This section explains the contents of the Outputs Tab on the VideoTrak-IQ Configuration Menu
of the user interface. The section contains instructions for programming outputs and assigning
Detection Zones to outputs. The following topics are discussed in detail in this chapter:

• Overview, on page 78.


• Outputs Tab, on page 79.
• Assigning Detection Zones to Detector Outputs, on page 86.
• Zone output Assignment Matrix, on page 86.
• Output Assignment Utility, on page 88.
• Program Logical Zone Combinations and Output Functions, on page 91.
• Assigning Detection Zones to Card Edge Outputs (TS1/170), on page 94.
• Assigning Detection Zone Outputs to BIUs (TS2), on page 93.

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OVERVIEW

The Outputs Tab is the mechanism for assigning VideoTrak-IQ Detection Zones to
detector outputs. The VideoTrak-IQ Card interfaces detector outputs directly to
NEMA TS1/170 or TS2 controller environments. The outputs tab allows the user to
combine video Detection Zones to assign and monitor detector outputs.
The VideoTrak-IQ Card has a total of seventy-six available detector outputs. Detector
outputs 1-64 (BIUs 9, 10, 11, and 12) are available for TS2 cabinet applications via
the VideoTrak-IQ’s SDLC connector. An additional twelve detector outputs (eight on
the front card connector and four on the rear card edge) are also available for direct
pin-to-pin connections in all cabinet applications (TS1/170/TS2).
In the TS2 environment, VideoTrak-IQ acts as one or more detector BIUs using
SDLC serial communications. The user must indicate the group of detector outputs
being used for each BIU number.
Each detector output can be set to provide a “pulsed”, or “direct” (constant) output
based on a Boolean logic combination of video Detection Zones. For testing or recall,
an output can also be set to “always on” or “always off”.
There are a variety of ways to organize and view the Detection Zone and detector
output data on the ‘Outputs’ tab.

Zones can be viewed by the detector output to which they are assigned using
the Show Zones for Output radio button.
Zones and detector outputs can be viewed by Camera.
Zones and detector outputs can be viewed for all Detection Zones by clicking
the Show All Zones radio button.
Any combination of zones from any camera can be assigned to a given output. A
check in the Zone Output Assignment Box indicates that the zone labeled at the top
of the column is enabled for the output indicated at the extreme right of the window.
When viewing zones by camera, only the enabled zones for the selected camera are
displayed. Four outputs are visible at any given time. The ‘Output Scroll Bar’ on the
right side of the screen makes it possible to view additional outputs.
When the TS1/170 Output radio button is checked, the card edge (rear) and Aux I/O
(front) outputs are visible.

When the TS2 Output radio button is checked, the SDLC outputs are visible. Groups
of sixteen SDLC outputs are visible, depending on which detector group has been
selected in the ‘Detector Selection’ drop down box.

Note SDLC outputs and physical outputs (TS1/1701) are not exclusive.
All outputs will always function as programmed.

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OUTPUTS TAB

Zone LEDs Output Camera Button


Zone To Output
Assignment
Output LEDs
Show Zones
for Output Output Scroll Bar
Radio Buttons

Boolean Zone Output Functions


Combination

BIU Enable Dropdown Box

Show all Zones


Radio Button
Display TS1/170 Output Configuration Radio Button
Display TS2 Output Configuration Radio Button
Figure 47 – VideoTrak-IQ Output Tab Detector Selection for TS-2 Only

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STATUS AND SELECTION TOOLS

VideoTrak–IQ provides the user with a variety of tools to make accessing zones and
assigning outputs simple. The following section explains the function of the tools you
will be using to assign outputs to detectors. Detection Zones and their corresponding
detector outputs can be organized one of three ways:

By camera: which shows all zones enabled on a specific camera.


By output: which shows all zones assigned to that output.
By all zones: which allows the user to scroll though all outputs and all zones
enabled on all cameras.

Output Camera Buttons

The ‘Output Camera’ buttons allow the user to select and display the Detection Zones
for any of the enabled video input cameras. The camera specific output configuration
loads for the zones on the selected camera, and the camera field of vision is
displayed in the background on the VideoTrak-IQ user interface screen .
The ‘Show Camera Zones’ radio buttons on the left edge of the bottom half of the
screen reflects the ‘Output Camera Button’ selection. Switching cameras saves the
previous camera’s configuration and loads the saved configuration for the newly
selected camera. It is not necessary to save the configuration.

Figure 48 – Output Camera Buttons on the Outputs Tab

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Show Outputs by Camera

Normally the ‘Outputs’ displayed on the Output Tab are only those for the current
camera field of view. Using the ‘Show Camera Zones’ radio buttons, the user can
view the ‘Detection Zones’ and their associated ‘Outputs’ for a different camera
without changing the camera field of vision.
There are five ‘Show Camera Zones’ radio buttons on the lower, left side of the output
menu. The top four reflect the camera selected via the ‘Output Camera Button’ in the
upper right corner. If the camera selection is changed using the ‘Output Camera
Buttons’, the corresponding ‘Show Camera Zones’ radio button updates with a black
dot to the left of the active camera number. All of the enabled Detection Zones and
are displayed for the selected Camera. The outputs for the Detection Zones on the
selected camera are also displayed. Slide the ‘Output Scroll Bar’ up and down to
view all of the outputs.
The fifth radio button, ‘All Zones’ allows the user to view the outputs for all of the
enabled zones for all of the cameras on the VideoTrak-IQ Card. This makes it
possible to assign zones from multiple cameras to a common output without changing
the camera. The ‘Zone Scroll Bar’ and Output Scroll Bar’ can be used to view the full
range of Zones and Outputs.
To return to a specific camera, from the ‘All Zones’ view, select the desired ‘Show
Camera Zone’ radio button or click the desired ‘Output Camera’ button in the upper
right hand corner.
Detection Zones can also be viewed by the output to which they are assigned. For
more information see the Show Zones by Outputs section of this manual, on page 82.
Output Camera Buttons
Zone scroll
Bar
Output Scroll
Bar

Show Camera Zone


Outputs Radio Buttons

All Zones Radio Button

Figure 49 –Show Camera Zones Radio Buttons

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Show Zones by Outputs

The four ‘Show Zones by Outputs’ radio buttons allow the user to view all of the
zones assigned to a specific detector output. This selection tool gives visibility to
zones on multiple cameras assigned to a common output. Since Camera views show
only the zones and outputs for the selected camera, it is possible for a zone on
another Camera to be assigned to the output, but not be displayed. Clicking the
‘Show Zones by Outputs’ radio button will show all zones that are assigned to the
output, regardless of the camera.

Figure 50 – Show Zones by Outputs Radio Buttons

Selecting one of the four radio buttons causes only the Detection Zones assigned to
the corresponding output to be displayed. Although four outputs are visible at any
time, only the ‘Output Label’ corresponding to the ‘Show Zones by Output’ radio
button selected, will display the output information. The ‘Zones Scroll Bar’ allows the
user to scroll through all Detection Zones assigned to outputs. The ‘Zones Scroll Bar’
is only active when there are additional Detection Zones to be displayed for the
selected output.
Using the ‘Output Scroll Bar’, the user can scroll up and down through all of the
programmed outputs. As the outputs advance, the zone display updates to reflect the
zones assigned to the selected radio button.
When the TS1/170 radio button is selected, the system displays the four rear (card
edge) and eight front (Aux I/O) outputs. When the TS2 radio button is selected, the
system displays banks of sixteen SDLC outputs. The output detectors in view will be
determined by the user-selected value in the ‘Detector Selection’ box. For more

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information on output environments, see the “Output Assignment Utility”, on page 88


of this manual.
The highlighted area in Figure 50 shows an example of data displayed for ‘Output R1’
using this function. Detection Zones from Cameras 1, 2, and 4 are assigned to the
same output. For more information on assigning outputs, see “Assigning Detection
Zones to Detector Outputs,” on page 86 of this manual.

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Zone LEDs

Figure 51 –Zone LEDs

Zone LEDs give a real-time indication of the status of each zone. The LEDs can be
displayed in one of four colors.

A Blue LED indicates that this zone is enabled, but not currently detecting a
vehicle.
A Green LED indicates that the zone is detecting a vehicle.
A Gray LED indicates that this zone is not enabled for this camera.
A Yellow LED indicates that this zone is enabled and has entered learning
mode.

If the cursor is held over the Zone LED pop-up text will appear that shows the user
defined label for this zone. For more information on editing Zone Labels see the
“Steps to Edit the Zone Label” section, on page 63 of this manual.

Output LEDs

Output LEDs

Figure 52 – Output LEDs and Labels


The Output LEDs on the right side of the window display the operational status of
each output. Together they form a single point of reference for the outputs for
every on the VideoTrak-IQ detection card.

A Red LED indicates that the output is on.


A Gray LED indicates that the output is off.

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Output Labels

The Output Labels on the right side of the window reflect the outputs selected for
configuration. Only four labels are visible at any time. The scroll bar to the right of
the labels allows the user to scroll down to view all of the labels.
Label display information is determined by the Output Utility selection. When the
TS1/170 Output radio button is selected, the Output Labels reflect the four rear
(R1-R4) card edge and eight front (F1-F8) outputs as shown in Figure 53.
When the TS2 Outputs radio button is selected, the Output Labels correspond to the
detector group numbers assigned in the ‘Detector Dropdown Box’ as shown in Figure
54.

Card Edge Output Labels

Figure 53 – Card Edge Output Labels

Output Scroll Bar

Detector Output Labels

Detector Dropdown Box

Figure 54 – Detector BIU Output Label

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ASSIGNING DETECTION ZONES TO DETECTOR OUTPUTS

Any combination of Detection Zones from any video camera on the VideoTrak-IQ
Card can be assigned to any output using the ‘Zone to Output Assignment Matrix’.
The matrix is a combination of Zones displayed in columns and outputs displayed in
rows.
In the default view, only the Detection Zones for the camera selected in either the
‘Output Camera’ field in the upper right corner of the window, or the ‘Camera Zones’
radio buttons on the lower left corner, are displayed. It is possible to display all of the
Detection Zones from all of the video cameras, by clicking on the ‘All Zones’ radio
button on the lower left side of the window. Use the ‘Zone Scroll Bar’ in combination
with the ‘Output Scroll Bar’ to scroll through the entire matrix of enabled zones and
corresponding outputs.
A zone is assigned to an output by clicking in the box at the intersection of the ‘Zone’
column, and the ‘Output’ row that corresponds to the output to which the zone is
being assigned. Zones can be combined using the Boolean operators to condition
the output. For more information on combining zones, see the “Program Logical
Zone Combinations and Output Functions” section, on page 91, of this manual.

ZONE OUTPUT ASSIGNMENT MATRIX

Zone Labels
Zone Scroll Bar

Show Zone by Outputs Output Scroll Bar


Radio Buttons

Output Labels
Figure 55 – Zone Output Assignment Tools
The Zone Output Matrix is made up of columns of Detection Zones, rows of detector
outputs, Boolean operators, output types, and detector labels. The matrix allows the
user to select multiple zones, combine them using logical operators, and select the
conditional output to the detector.
The Zones Scroll Bar allows the user to scroll through all of the camera zones
assigned to an output. The type of output detector displayed is determined by the
radio button selection for TS1/170 or TS2, and output ranges selections made in the
‘Output Assignment Utility.’
In the TS1/170 environment the user can assign zones to any of the twelve physical
card edge/front outputs. In the TS2 environment, the user can assign zones to any

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one of four banks of banks of sixteen SDLC outputs each. For more information on
this tool, see the “Output Assignment Utility” on page 88 of this chapter.
The ‘Zone Scroll Bar’ and the ‘Output Scroll Bar are navigation tools that give the user
the ability to scroll through all combinations of enabled Detection Zones and detector
outputs. The ‘Show Zones by Output’ radio buttons are tools that make it possible for
the user to view all of the zones assigned to a particular output, giving visibility to
zones on multiple cameras to a common output.
Camera views show only the zones enabled on the current camera. The ‘Show
Zones By Camera’ radio buttons allow a zone on another camera to be assigned to
this output. Clicking the ‘Show Zones by Outputs’ radio button will show all zones
from all cameras that are assigned to a particular output.

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OUTPUT ASSIGNMENT UTILITY

The VideoTrak-IQ Card has a total of seventy-six available detector outputs. The
‘Output Assignment Utility’ is the mechanism for managing the card edge, front and
BIU output assignments. The Utility is made up of radio buttons labeled ‘TS1/170’
and ‘TS2,’ a ‘Detector Group Number’ dropdown box and BIU dropdown boxes.
This menu is modal, meaning it changes depending on the situation. When the
‘TS1/170’ radio button is clicked, the card edge and front outputs are displayed. The
‘Output Labels’ correspond to the four rear (card edge) and eight front
(Aux I/O) outputs.
When the ‘TS2’ radio button is checked, SDLC detector outputs are displayed. The
‘Detector Group Number’ dropdown box is activated, allowing visibility of SDLC
outputs in groups of 16. The ‘Output Labels’ reflect the range of detector numbers
corresponding to the 'Detector Group’ selected.
Selecting an SDLC output group for BIU #9 through #12 enables the VideoTrak-IQ as
that Detector BIU with those SDLC outputs. More than one BIU number can be
activated.

TS1/170 Menu

TS2 Menu

Figure 56 – Modal Menus for ‘TS1/170’ and ‘TS2’ Assignment Utility

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Using the TS1/170 Outputs Utility (Front and Rear Outputs)

The TS1/170 Outputs radio


button displays the card edge and
Aux I/O outputs, and causes the
Card Edge
Output Labels
Card Edge Output Labels to be
displayed. This allows the user to
Enable TS1/170
Outputs Radio
assign Detection Zones to the
Button four rear card edge and eight
front output connections.
For complete instructions for
assigning Detection Zones to card
edge and front outputs see
“Assigning Detection Zones to
Card Edge Outputs (TS1/170)” on
page 90, of this manual.

Using the TS2 Utility (SDLC Outputs)

The TS2 Outputs radio button displays the SDLC detector outputs and displays four
groups of sixteen detector outputs at a time, for a total of 64. The user can then
select the BIU to which they are assigned.
The Detector Numbers that correspond to the Detector Group selected are
reflected in the Output Label fields. For complete instructions for assigning zones to
SDLC outputs see Assigning Detection Zone Outputs to BIUs (TS2), on page 93, of
this manual.

Detector Output Labels

Detector BIUs
Detector Groups
Assigned to BIUs
Enable TS2 Outputs Radio Button
Detector Number Groups

Figure 57 – Assigning Detector Outputs to Bus Interface Units (BIUs) using


the TS2 Utility

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ENABLE THE TS2 STATUS OUTPUTS

When using the VideoTrak-IQ card in a TS/2 detector rack, which uses a separate
Detector BIU, it is necessary to enable the status card edge outputs by checking the
‘Enable Status Outputs (TS2)’ checkbox, on the ‘TS2’ sub-tab of the ‘System Tab’ on
the ‘System Configuration Menu’. For more information on this topic, see the ‘TS2
Status Monitor’ section of this manual, on page 140.
The TS2 status card edge outputs will only be asserted if this box is checked and
zones are assigned to the associated detection outputs. The current status of the
TS2 outputs is displayed on the I/O Tab. For more information on this topic, see the
“Enable Status Outputs (TS2)” section of this manual, on page 97.

Figure 58 – Enable TS2 Status Outputs

Note TS2 status outputs only require enabling if rear card edge outputs are
used with a separate detector BIU in the rack.

It is not necessary to enable the TS2 status outputs if outputs are only
via the VideoTrak-IQ’s SDLC port.

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PROGRAM LOGICAL ZONE COMBINATIONS AND OUTPUT


FUNCTIONS

After setting the zone combinations to be assigned to outputs, the user will set the
conditions and functions using the Boolean operators and output functions discussed
in this section
The Outputs can be programmed to respond to a combination of zone states using
one of the two logical operators. These operators will determine whether or not the
selected output will turn on. The combination of the logical operator and output
function from the drop down lists, provide a mechanism to control how zones are
combined to contribute to the output.

Output Functions
Boolean Logic

Figure 59 – Zones combinations contribute to outputs

Logical Operators

The logical operators, ‘AND’ and ‘OR’ can be selected in combination with one of the
output modes (pulse output or direct connection).
If the logical operator is set to ‘AND’, the output function will only be activated
when all of the assigned zones detect a vehicle.
If the logical operator is set to ‘OR’, the output function will be activated if any
one of the assigned zones detect a vehicle.

Output Function Types


Each output can be set to one of four function types: always on, always off, pulse
output, and direct.

When the output function is set to ‘Direct,’ the output follows the logic of the
zone to output, and Boolean selection.
When ‘On’ is selected the detector output is always active, overriding the video
detection and zone logic.

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When ‘Off’ is selected the detector output is always inactive, overriding the
video detection and zone logic.
In the TS1/170 mode, the ‘Pulse’ function is a short ‘On’ pulse produced at the
moment the logical combination is True. A subsequent pulse cannot occur
until after the logical combination is False.

Output Scroll Bar

The VideoTrak-IQ Card has twelve direct physical outputs (four on the rear card edge
and eight on the front Aux I/O) and sixty-four detector SDLC outputs in four banks of
sixteen. The output labels display the first four outputs. Additional outputs can be
viewed by sliding the scroll bar or clicking the up and down arrows. Clicking in the
scroll bar will also move the display one page at a time. Clicking the up and down
arrows moves the display by one label.

Figure 60 – Output Scroll Bar

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ASSIGNING DETECTION ZONE OUTPUTS TO BIUS (TS2)

1. Click on the TS2 radio button in the Zone to Output Utility.


2. Select the output range for the bank of sixteen SDLC ‘Detectors’ to configure.
The ‘Detector’ numbers selected will be reflected on the ‘Output Labels’.
3. Enable the Detector BIU(s) by clicking on the down arrow for Detector BIUs #9,
#10, #11 or #12, and selecting the SDLC output range for each enabled BIU.
The VideoTrak-IQ can act as any or all Detector BIU(s) (#9-#12).
4. Select the camera for the Detection Zones for which you are assigning outputs,
using the ‘Camera Selection’ buttons.
5. Make zone to outputs assignments by clicking the checkbox in the ‘Zone’
column that corresponds to the ‘Output’ row on ‘Zone to Output Assignment’
matrix. Only four outputs are in view at any time. Use the ‘Output’ scroll bar to
access additional outputs.
6. To combine zones from more than one camera, click on the ‘All Zones’ radio
button to display all of the Detection Zones for every camera on the VideoTrak-
IQ Card.
7. Use the logical operators in the ‘Boolean Zone Combination’ dropdown box to
logically combine the Detection Zones for a common output. If you select
AND, the output function will only be activated when all of the assigned zones
detect a vehicle. If you select OR, the output function will be activated when
any of the assigned zones detect a vehicle.
8. Select the desired Output Function from the dropdown box (‘Direct’ is normal
operation.)
9. Click on the ‘Show Zones by Outputs’ radio buttons to view all of the zones
assigned to the output. A maximum of seven Detection Zones are in view at
any time. If there are more than seven Detection Zones assigned to an output,
use the ‘Zone Scroll Bar’ to view all of the Detection Zones assigned.

10. Repeat steps 2, through 9, for each SDLC output being programmed.

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ASSIGNING DETECTION ZONES TO CARD EDGE OUTPUTS


(TS1/170)

1. Click on the ‘TS1/170’ radio button in the Zone to Output Utility.


2. Select the camera for the Detection Zones for which you are assigning outputs,
using the ‘Camera Selection’ buttons.
3. Make zone to output assignments by clicking the checkbox in the ‘Zone’
column that corresponds to the ‘Output’ row on ‘Zone to Output Assignment’
matrix. Only four outputs are in view at any time. Use the ‘Output’ scroll bar to
access additional outputs.
4. To combine zones from more than one camera, click on the ‘All Zones’ radio
button to display all of the enabled Detection Zones for every camera on the
VideoTrak-IQ Card.
5. Use the logical operators in the ‘Boolean Zone Combination’ drop boxes to
combine the Detection Zones for a common output. If you select ‘AND’, the
output function will only be activated when all of the assigned zones detect a
vehicle. If you select ‘OR’, the output function will be activated when any of
the assigned zones detect a vehicle.
6. Select the desired ‘Output Function’ from the dropdown box (‘Direct’ is normal
operation.)
7. Click on the ‘Show Zones by Outputs’ radio buttons to view all of the zones
assigned to the output. A maximum of seven Detection Zones are in view at
any time. If there are more than seven Detection Zones assigned to an output,
use the ‘Zone Scroll Bar’ to view all of the Detection Zones assigned.

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Chapter 6 — System Settings

This section explains the system settings and logs for the VideoTrak-IQ Card, found on the
System Tab on the Edit Menu of the VideoTrak-IQ interface. The following topics are
discussed in detail in this chapter:

• Overview, on page 96.


• System Tab, on page 96.
• Enable Status Outputs (TS2), on page 97.
• Network Configuration, on page 97.
• Editing the IP Address, on page 98.
• System Clock, on page 101.
• Event Logs, on page 102.

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OVERVIEW

There are four areas within the System Tab on the System Configuration Menu.
These include TS2, Network IP Address, Clock, and Log functions.
The TS2 Checkbox on the ‘TS2’ Sub-Tab of the System Tab enables the card edge
status outputs for TS2 systems.
The Network IP Address and associated Ethernet parameters can be viewed and
edited on the ‘Network' Sub-Tab from the System Tab.
The user can view and edit the time and date on the Clock Sub-Tab fields. The
system time field displays, and continuously updates the system time.
The Event log function allows the user to set the volume of event logging to be
recorded, and allows the user to display and navigate through an online record of
event logs for the system. The ability to control event logging allows the user to vary
the intensity of monitoring activity. This can be helpful in troubleshooting and problem
solving.

SYSTEM TAB

Figure 61 – System Tab on the VideoTrak-IQ Configuration Menu

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ENABLE STATUS OUTPUTS (TS2)

The Enable Status Outputs TS2


checkbox enables the card edge status
outputs for TS2 systems. The TS2 status
card edge outputs will be asserted only if
the box is checked and zones are
assigned to the associated detection
output.

Figure 62 – TS2 Area of System Screen


The current status of the TS2 outputs can be monitored on the ‘I/O’ Tab of the
‘System Configuration Menu’. See the TS2 SDLC Outputs Monitor topic on page
140, of this manual.

Note This functionality is only used when the VideoTrak-IQ Card is being
used as a detector card in a rack with a separate detector BIU in a TS2
cabinet environment.

NETWORK CONFIGURATION

The VideoTrak-IQ System is IP addressable. Cameras are a subset of the system IP


Address. A standard Ethernet Port on the front of the VideoTrak-IQ Card provides
network connectivity. Features such as remote configuration and firmware upgrades,
monitoring over networks or internet, video streaming, Web Browser interface, alarm
transmission, and file transfer
are supported.
The IP Address of the system
is displayed when the Network
Sub-Tab is selected on the
System Tab. The system can
automatically obtain the IP
address, or the user can
manually configure the
network interface by editing
the IP Address and associated
Ethernet parameters.
Figure 63 – Network Configuration Edit Window

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EDITING THE IP ADDRESS

Automatically Obtain an IP Address (DHCP)

Figure 64 – Automatic IP Address Update

To automatically obtain an IP address:

From the System Tab, click the Network Sub-Tab. Then click the Edit button to
open the Network Settings Edit window.
Click the Automatically obtain IP Address radio button.
Click on the Get New Address button and verify that the IP Address field has
been updated with the new IP address.
Click Apply to save the information and close the window, or click Cancel to
close the window without saving.
The new IP Address is reflected in the IP field on the Network Sub-Tab of the
System Tab.

Note A network must have a DHCP server to use automatic IP Address


assignment.
Contact your Network Administrator if you are unsure about
settings for your Network.

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Manually Editing the IP Address and Network Settings

Figure 65 – Network Settings Edit Window

To manually edit the IP Address (Static IP):

From the System Tab, click the Network Sub-Tab, then click the Edit button to
open the Network Settings Edit window.
Click the Use Specific IP Address radio button to activate entry fields.
Click the Edit button to the right of the IP Address field to open the Enter IP
window.
Using the mouse and on-screen numeric keypad, enter the IP Address.
Click Enter to save the information and close the ‘Enter IP’ window, or click
Cancel to close the ‘Enter IP’ window without saving.
Click Apply to close the ‘Network Settings Edit’ window.

The new address is reflected in the IP Address field on both the ‘IP Address
Update’ window and in the ‘Network’ Sub-Tab of the ‘System Tab’.

Note Each device on a network must have a unique IP Address. If you


need to use a specific IP Address (Static IP) the Address, Subnet,
and Gateway are usually supplied by your Network Administrator.

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Editing the Subnet Mask or Default Gateway

To manually edit the Subnet Mask or Default Gateway:

From the System Tab, click the Network Sub-Tab, then click the Edit button to
open the Network Settings Edit window.
Click the Use Specific IP Address radio button to activate entry fields.
Click the Edit button to the right of either the Subnet Mask or Default Gateway
field to open the Enter IP window as shown in Figure 65.
Using the mouse and on-screen numeric keypad, enter the IP Address.
Click Enter to save the information and close the Enter IP window, or click
Cancel to close the Enter IP window without saving.
Click Apply to close the Network Settings Edit window.
The new address is reflected in the IP Address field on both the Network
Settings Edit window and on the Network Sub-Tab of the System Tab.

Edit the System Socket

Although it is unlikely that the user will be required to edit the ‘System Socket’, this
function is provided to resolve a socket number conflict with other devices, should
they arise.
To Edit the System Socket:

From the System Tab, click on the Network Sub-Tab, then click the Edit button
to open the Network Settings Edit window as shown in Figure 65.
Use the Up and Down Arrows on the Socket No spin box to edit the socket
number.
Click Enter to save the information and close the Enter IP window, or click
Cancel to close the Enter IP window without saving.
Verify that the new socket number is reflected in the Socket field on the Network
Sub-Tab of the System Tab.

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System Clock

SYSTEM CLOCK

The system clock is vital for many functions, particularly event logging. The current
day, date, and time are displayed in this field. The clock operates on a battery back-
up, ensuring the correct time will be maintained in the event of a power outage. The
time and date can be edited. To edit the system clock settings, follow the steps
below.

Figure 66 – The System Clock

To edit the system clock follow the steps below.

Select the Clock Sub-Tab.


Click the Edit button to open the Set Date and Time window as shown in
Figure 66. Use your cursor to highlight the value being edited (Day, Month,
Date, Year, Hour, Minute, Second, or AM/PM).
Begin with the Month as the Day of the Week will change in response to the
Month / Date selection.
Use the Up and Down Arrows at the right side of the window to edit the field
value.
Repeat the process for each of the values being edited.
Click Enter to save your changes and return to the Clock Tab, or click Cancel
to exit the edit screen without saving your changes.
Verify that the updated clock setting is reflected in the Day/Date/Time Display
on the Clock Sub-Tab of the System Tab.

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EVENT LOGS

The Event Log can be set to record logs at various intensities. Under normal
conditions Logging would be set to ‘Low’ or ‘Moderate’. The ‘Extreme’ logging setting
is usually reserved for troubleshooting specific issues.
The event logs scroll bar sets the volume of events that are to be logged by indicating
the intensity of logging activity from ‘Low’ to ‘Extreme’. Logging can also be turned off
by pulling the Logging Level scroll bar all the way to the left.

Figure 67 – Adjusting Event Logging Intensity

Adjusting Event Logging Intensity

To adjust the level of logging intensity, follow the steps below.


1. Position your mouse over the scroll bar.
2. Click on the Logging Level scroll bar and use the mouse to drag the bar to the
left or right until the desired logging level displays.
3. The field can also be adjusted by clicking on the right or left arrows on either
side of the scroll bar, to advance the bar in the direction indicated.

Note Normal logging intensity should be set to Low or Moderate. The High and
Extreme settings should be reserved for troubleshooting activity only.

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Viewing Event Logs

The View button on the Logs Tab allows users to view, monitor and analyze events
in the event logs displayed in the Event Log Window. The Event Logs are organized
into ‘Log’ and ‘Boot’ categories, with two logs in each. When the first Log in each
category is filled, entries roll over to the second.
Boot 1 and Boot 2 Logs record each time the card is reset, power is lost or restored,
and certain System Commands. This isolates the most critical functions making them
easier to track. Log 1 and Log 2 record all other system events.
User can review Event Logs using the Log Navigation Arrows on the right side of
the window. The arrows allow the forward or backward movement through the Event
Log in 1, 4, 10, or 100 entries at a time.

Figure 68 – Viewing Event Logs


To access event logs follow the steps below.

From the Logs Tab, click View to open the ‘Event Log’ window.
Click the radio button corresponding to the desired Log selection.
Use the Log Navigation Arrows to browse the up and down through the
selections by 1, 4, 10, or 100 entries at a time.
Click the Clear button to permanently delete all entries from the selected Log.
Click Close to exit the ‘Event Log’ and return to the Log Tab.

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Chapter 7 — Display Set-Up

This section discusses functions found on the Display Tab, which control the display set-up
parameters for the VideoTrak-IQ interface. The following topics are discussed in detail in this
chapter:

• Overview, on page 106.


• Display , on page106.
• Display Zone Labels, on page 107.
• Filled Zones, on page 108.
• Camera Label, on page 109.
• Day / Night Status, on page 110.
• Video Output Sequence Editor, on page 111.
• Scheduling Video Output Monitoring, on page 112.
• Display and Monitor Phases, on page 115.

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OVERVIEW

The settings on the Display Tab manage the appearance of the VideoTrak-IQ
interface. With the exception of the ‘Sequence Video’ and ‘Screen Saver’ options, the
settings on this menu are specific to the video camera selected in the ‘Camera
Button’ field. The ‘Edit Sequence’ and ‘Screen Saver’ options are system settings
that are in effect for all cameras.

DISPLAY TAB

Display Zone Labels

Display Filled Zones


Turn On Phase Indicators

Display Camera Labels


Edit Input Window
Display Day/Night Status

Enable Video Sequencing Edit Video Sequencing

Enable screen Saver Set Screen Saver Timeout

Figure 69 – Display Configuration Tab functions.

CAMERA BUTTON

The Camera Button can be used to select a camera. The camera specific
configuration displays for the selected camera. Switching cameras saves the
previous camera configuration and loads the saved configuration for the selected
camera. It is not necessary to save the configuration.

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Display Zone Labels

DISPLAY ZONE LABELS

Clicking the Zone Labels box turns on the zone label function, causing either the
system generated alpha label or the text label assigned to the zone on the ‘Zones
Tab’, to be displayed within the zone on the single camera field of view. For
instructions on adding or editing zone text labels, please refer to “Steps to Edit the
Zone Label” on page 63 of this manual.

Figure 70 – Enabling display of zone labels on the camera field of view.


To display Zone Labels:

Select the Camera for which the Zone Labels are to be displayed.
Click the Zone Labels button.
Repeat these steps for each Camera.

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FILLED ZONES

Figure 71 – Display Zones as Solid Objects


Checking this box, results in each active zone being displayed as a solid object,
rather than an outline. The fill colors follow the conventions of the zone outline colors.
Yellow indicates that the zone is in learning mode. Blue indicates that the zone is
enabled for detection, and a green zone is actively detecting a vehicle.
This feature makes zone detection more visible when a camera is being monitored in
unfavorable viewing conditions. Zone labels appear in a contrasting color. The
feature must be enabled for each camera.
To display Filled Zones:

Select the Camera for which the Zone Fill is being enabled.
Click the ‘Filled Zones’ button.
Repeat these steps for each Camera.

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Camera Labels

CAMERA LABELS

The camera labels function enables an editable text label for the selected camera.
The label box appears as an overlay on the camera field of view on the Single
Camera Display. The label can be moved to any position on the screen.
To enable the camera labels function, click the Camera Labels checkbox. See label
editing instructions in the “Editing the Camera Label” section that follows.
Camera Label

Figure 72 – Editable camera label displayed on Camera FOV

Editing the Camera Label

To edit the camera label from Single Camera Display screen:

Double Click on the Camera Label Box to open the Edit Window.
Use the mouse and the on-screen keyboard to edit the zone label.
Enter the user-defined label, to a maximum of 25 alpha-numerical characters.
Click Done to save your changes and close the Edit Window and return to the
Single Camera Display.
Click Cancel to close the window without saving the changes.

Camera Label

Label Edit Window

Figure 73 –Camera Label Edit Window

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DAY / NIGHT STATUS

The vehicle detection algorithm within the VideoTrak-IQ Detector uses slightly
different detection methods during daylight and nighttime hours. It switches between
these modes based on the amount of light available in the video field of view.
The Day/Night Status icon indicates which algorithm is currently operating.

Day/Night Status

Figure 74 – Day/Night Status Check Box

To Enable the Day/Night Status:

Check the Show Day/Night Status box to enable the Day/Night Status feature.
Enabling the Day/Night Status feature causes either a sun or moon symbol to
appear as an overlay on the camera field of view on the Single Camera
Display.
The symbol can be moved to any position on the screen. Click on the object,
hold the mouse button down and drag it to the desired location.

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VIDEO OUTPUT SEQUENCE EDITOR

The Sequence Video checkbox enables the sequence editing features, making it
possible for the video output from the VideoTrak-IQ cameras to be sequenced for
either scheduled or continuous monitoring.
The video monitoring interface can be set to automatically begin monitoring up to four
cameras at a specified time. The cameras to be monitored, as well as the activation
date, and time can be programmed using the sequence editor. Continuous
monitoring of video output can also be sequenced and scheduled to change at 5
second to 2 hour intervals.
The video sequencing feature is enabled by clicking the Sequence Video checkbox.
Access the scheduler by clicking on the Edit Sequence button to open the Video
Output Scheduling window.

Figure 75 – Sequence Video checkbox enables the VideoTrak-IQ sequence


editing features.

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SCHEDULING VIDEO OUTPUT MONITORING

Checking the Edit Sequence button opens the video output scheduling window.
There are two options within the sequence editor. The first, the Switch To option,
provides a mechanism to schedule monitoring of video output for a maximum of four
selected cameras to begin at the specified date and time.
The second sequencing option, Continuous Video Sequence, allows the user to
program the sequential monitoring of specified cameras, for a specified interval.
Instructions for programming both monitoring options can be found in the sections
that follow.

Scheduled Video Monitoring

The Switch To option allows the user to set the monitoring interface to automatically
begin monitoring up to four cameras at a specified time. The monitor output switches
to the selected camera(s) at the scheduled date/time.

Date/Time Scheduler Spin Boxes


Switch To checkbox

Camera Dropdown Boxes

Figure 76 – Programming scheduled video monitoring.

To program scheduled monitoring, follow the steps below:

Click the Switch To checkbox at the top of the scheduler window.


Select the first Camera being programmed from the first dropdown box in
the list.
Place your cursor on the Month field in the Date/Time Scheduler spin
box. Use the up and down arrows to navigate to the desired month.
Repeat this step to set the Date, Year, Hour, Minute and Seconds.
Notice that it is not necessary to set the Day.
Click the OK button to exit the editing window.

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CONTINUOUS VIDEO SEQUENCE MONITORING

The continuous video sequence option allows periodic monitoring of selected


cameras in a repeated sequence. The monitor output automatically switches up to
six camera selections at the intervals set by the user.

Continuous Video Checkbox

Period Dropdown Box

Sequence Slots
Close Edit Window and Save

Channel Selection Dropdown Boxes

Figure 77 – Programming the continuous video monitoring sequence.


To program continuous sequence monitoring, follow the steps below:

Click the Continuous Video Sequence checkbox in the bottom half of the
scheduler window.
Select the Camera being programmed from the dropdown boxes for each of the
six Sequence Slots.
Select the monitoring interval from the Period dropdown box.
Click the OK button to save your changes and exit the editing window.

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SCREEN SAVER/TIMER

Clicking the Screen Saver checkbox turns on the screen saver, if no mouse activity is
detected within the time specified in the timer field. After the specified time has
elapsed, the screen turns to black. Click the mouse to return to normal display. The
timer can be set in one minute increments, to a maximum of nine-hundred-ninety-nine
(999) minutes.
To enable the Screen Saver option:

Click the Screen Saver check box


Set the time using the up and down arrows on the Minute scroll box

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DISPLAY AND MONITOR PHASES

Using the Phase/Input check boxes on the Display Tab, the user can activate a
maximum of eight traffic signal head simulations for on-screen display. The signal
heads can be edited to reflect the MMU channel assignments programmed in the TS2
Input Map on the Zones Tab, for each Camera. Signal heads can be programmed to
monitor the states of the two card edge and four front physical inputs. The signal
heads can be customized to show an array of a horizontal or vertical signal heads
with selectable labels. This allows on-screen monitoring of phase, overlap, and
pedestrian signal colors from the Single Camera Display.

Figure 78 – Activating the Phase / Input Display Editor.

Note TS2 Phase monitoring is only available if there are TS2 inputs via
SDLC. The TS2 Input Map must be correctly configured in order for
signal color to be communicated. For instructions on programming the
TS2 Input Map see “Step 11 — Program the TS2 Input map” on page
69, of this manual.

ACTIVATING AND EDITING PHASE DISPLAYS

To activate Phase Displays:

Click on the Camera button corresponding to the Camera for which you are
enabling phase displays.
Click the Phase/Inputs checkbox for each Signal Head being activated for
viewing on the Single Camera display.
Notice that the Signal Head Display(s) appear on-screen immediately.

Repeat these steps for each Camera for which you are enabling phase displays.

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INPUT DISPLAY EDITOR

Color Selection Box


Phase / Overlap/ Input Label

Input Display
SSections
l ti Selection
Alignment Style
SShow
l ti Phase
Section Preview
Section Preview Window

Phase / Overlap / Input Selection


Wi d

Select the Input to Edit.

Face Selection Window

Figure 79 – Selecting Phases to Display Editing Window.


To edit Input Displays:
1. Click on the Edit Inputs button on the Display Tab of the System
Configuration Menu to open the edit window.
2. Click the Input Display down arrow and select the number of the signal head
display being edited (1-8).
3. Click the Sections down arrow and select the number of Sections to be shown
on the signal head display (1-5).
4. Click the Alignment Style down arrow and select the configuration of the
phase display (Horizontal or Vertical)
5. Click the Show Phase checkbox to display the optional Phase / Overlap /
Inputs Labels to the left of the Section Preview.
6. Repeat the steps above for every Input Display enabled, for each active
Camera.

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EDIT THE PHASE, OVERLAP, INPUT COLORS AND FACES

The color and face representing each input can be edited to reflect the desired
appearance. Any Phase, Overlap or Ped input that is used here, must also be
assigned in the TS2 Input Map. The default assignment for the 8 (per camera)
phase displays, is to show red, yellow and green for Phases 1 through 8. To display
other inputs it is necessary to edit the face, phase, overlap or input information for
each segment of this phase display. See the “About the TS2 Input Map Button”
section, on page 69 for more information about the TS2 Input Map.
To edit the Display from the Input Display Editor window:
1. Click the radio box to the right of the Section Preview color indicator to
activate the editing function for each section.
2. Assign a Color to the section by clicking on one of the three choices in the
Color Selection Box.
3. Select a Face for each section by selecting one of the choices in the Face
Selection Window.
4. Select the Phase, Overlap, or Input to display.
5. Repeat the steps above for all sections of each signal head displayed.
6. Click on Close to save changes and exit the window.

Color Selector

Phase / Overlap / Input Selection

Close Edit Window and


S C

Select the Input to Edit.


Figure 80 – Signal Head Display Editor

Note For PED phases, set color to Red, or Green, and then select the
‘Walk’ or ‘Don’t Walk’ face.

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Chapter 8 — VideoTrak-IQ System
Configurations

This section explains the Config Tab and discusses restoring camera and system default
settings, as well as utilities for saving and loading configuration files. The following topics are
discussed in detail in this chapter:

• Overview, on page 106.


• Config Tab, on page 120.
• Load Factory defaults - Camera and system, on page 121.
• Camera and System Configuration File Options, on page 123.
• Local Button, on page 123.
• USB Button, on page 124.
• Assignment Button, on page 124.

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OVERVIEW

The purpose of the Configuration Tab is to provide a utility for saving and loading
VideoTrak-IQ System and camera configuration files. Configurations can be loaded
and saved locally or to a USB storage device.

CONFIG TAB

Camera Configuration Files


System Configuration Files

Camera button
Configuration Assignment

Default to Factory

Access Local File System Access USB Storage Device

File Save/Load Options

Figure 81 – VideoTrak-IQ Configuration Tab


The Camera and System tabs on the Top Row of the Config Tab use the File
Save/Load options at the bottom to manage the system and camera configuration
files. The File Save/Load options allow the user to save or load configuration files.
The Local and USB buttons indicate the file location. The VideoTrak–IQ system can
access files stored locally or on a USB storage device, inserted in the USB port on
the VideoTrak–IQ card.
If the Camera Tab is selected, configuration controls will be specific to the camera
selected in the Camera Button field.

If the System Tab is selected the configuration controls apply to all of the enabled
cameras on the system.
The Assignment Tab is not yet functional. The future functionality of this tab will
allow the system to load alternate configurations in response to an input assertion.

Camera Button

The Camera Button selects the camera in use by the Camera Tab on the Config Tab.
When using the functions on the Camera Tab, only the Camera selected will be
affected.

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Load Factory defaults - Camera and system

LOAD FACTORY DEFAULTS - CAMERA AND SYSTEM

Figure 82 – Load Camera and System Factory Defaults

Caution The Load Factory Defaults options, for both the camera and the
system cause a variety of settings to default to Off or lose the
programmed parameters.

Camera Tab

The Load Factory Defaults button returns the selected camera to factory configuration
settings. This action affects settings on multiple tabs of the Video-IQ Interface Edit
Menu.

Causes enabled zones on the selected Camera to return to their defaults


position on the screen.
Removes all camera zone configuration settings and returns Failsafe,
Sensitivity, and the Shadow Filter settings to the default values.
Removes the zone and camera labels, as well as the filled zones and day/night
status on the Display Tab.

Resets the video input to Front, and the cable length to 0-300 ft.

Returns the contrast settings on the Video Tab to default values (top 2 regions
are enabled with range setting of 100 and level setting of 110.)

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System Tab

The Load Factory Defaults button returns the entire system to factory configuration
settings. This action affects settings on multiple tabs of the Video-IQ Interface Edit
Menu.

Causes all enabled zones on all Cameras to return to their defaults position on
the screen.
Removes all camera zone configuration settings and returns Failsafe,
Sensitivity, and the Shadow Filter settings to the default values.
Removes the zone and camera labels, as well as the filled zones and day/night
status on the Display Tab.
Resets the video input to Front, and the cable length to 0-300 ft.

Returns the contrast settings on the Video Tab to default values (top 2 regions
are enabled, with range setting of 100 and level setting of 110.)
Removes all Output Assignments.

Note If you lose video input from the camera, after loading the factory
defaults, be sure to check the Video Input setting on the Camera Tab
located on the Video Tab of the VideoTrak-IQ Interface Edit Menu.

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CAMERA AND SYSTEM CONFIGURATION FILE OPTIONS

The Local and USB buttons on the lower half of the Configuration Tab are the
mechanism for saving or uploading system and camera configuration files to either a
new or existing file. File save and upload options, accessed by the Local and USB
buttons make it possible to access configuration files stored locally, or on a USB
storage device.

Camera Tab

If the Camera Tab is selected, configuration controls will be specific to the camera
selected in the Camera Button field.

System Tab

If the System Tab is selected, the configuration controls apply to all of the enabled
cameras on the system. System values such as outputs and sequencing are
affected.

Local Button

Accessing the Local button from either the Camera button or the System button, gives
the user access to the following configuration file save, and upload options:

Save-Saves the configuration file locally to an existing file overwriting the


existing configuration.
Save As-Saves the configuration file locally with a new file name which the user
inputs.
Load Configuration-Allows the user to load a camera configuration from a file
stored locally.

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USB Button

Accessing the USB button from either the Camera button or the System button, gives
the user access to the following camera configuration file save, and upload options:

Save-Saves the configuration file to an existing file name on the USB storage
device.
Save As-Saves the configuration file with a new file name, on the USB storage
device.
Load Configuration-Allows the user to load a camera configuration from a file
stored on the USB storage device.

Note The USB storage device must be formatted for VideoTrak-IQ


before use. Contact your Peek Distributor or the Peek Traffic
Corporation Product Support Department for more information.

ASSIGNMENT BUTTON

This section is not yet implemented. Future functionality will store configurations for
conditional use. This feature will provide a mechanism to instruct the system to load
an alternative configuration in response to an input assertion.

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Chapter 9 — Video Camera Settings

This section explains the settings for video camera and detection settings for the VideoTrak-IQ
interface, that are set up on the Video Tab of the Configuration Menu. The following topics are
discussed in detail in this chapter:

• Overview, on page 126.


• Video Tab, on page 126.
• Camera Control Settings, on page 127.
• Video Input setting, on page 128.
• Camera Lens Adjustments, on page 129.
• Cable Length Setting, on page 133.
• Contrast Threshold Settings, on page 134.
• Detection Learning Time, on page 136.

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OVERVIEW

The Video Tab on the Edit Menu of the VideoTrak-IQ user interface is made up of
three separate tabs: Camera, Contrast, and Detection. The inputs on these tabs
optimize camera operation and set the camera video path, manage contrast failsafe,
and set learning time for Detection Zones.

VIDEO TAB

The settings on each of these three tabs are specific to the Camera. During set-up,
Camera, Contrast, and Detection parameters must be input separately for each of the
enabled Cameras on the VideoTrak-IQ Card. Click on a tab to display the set-up
functions.

The Video Tab provides


access to the Camera,
Contrast, and Detection
Set-up tabs.

Figure 83 – Camera, Contrast, and Detection tabs on the Video Tab

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Camera Button

CAMERA BUTTON

The Camera Button is used to select any of the enabled video input cameras. The
camera-specific configuration is displayed for the selected camera. Switching
cameras saves the previous camera configuration and loads the saved configuration
for the selected camera. It is not necessary to save the configuration.

Camera Contrast Detection

Figure 84 – Camera Control Tab on the Video Tab

CAMERA CONTROL SETTINGS

Tools to adjust the quality of incoming video from the detection cameras are located
on the Camera Tab on the Video Tab of the VideoTrak-IQ Edit Menu.
The Video Input setting identifies the input path. The Cable Length setting allows
cable equalization to be tailored for specific cable lengths. While the Adjust Lens
setting allows the user to adjust the zoom and focus, autofocus the camera, and set
the adjustment reaction speed.

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VIDEO INPUT SETTING

Front

Rear

Figure 85 – Video Input Dropdown Box

The VideoTrak-IQ Card has 4 front video inputs and 4 rear video inputs. Four inputs
can be processed simultaneously on either the front or rear.
It is necessary to identify the video path, either Front or Rear, for each video camera
enabled on the VideoTrak-IQ Card.

To set the Video Path for each Camera, follow the steps below:
1. Select the Camera Button for first zone for which the Video Input value is
being entered.
2. Click on the down arrow and select the input path (Front or Rear) for the
selected camera.
3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2, for each camera.

Note It is permissible to have some cameras connected in the front and


others at the rear of the card as long as each is associated with a
different camera input number.

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CAMERA LENS ADJUSTMENTS

Zoom Adjustments

Focus Adjustments

Zoom / Focus Speed Control

Zoom / Focus Adjustment Window

Figure 86 – Adjust Lens button open the Zoom/Focus Adjustment Window


Clicking on the Adjust Lens button opens the Zoom/Focus adjustment window
allowing the user to manually adjust zoom and focus and set the lens reaction speed
for the camera selected. To make Zoom and Focus adjustments for each camera,
follow the steps on Page 130.

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Camera Zoom Adjustment

Zoom Adjustment Tools

Figure 87 – Camera Zoom Adjustment Tools


The Zoom adjustment tools allow the user to manually adjust the zoom level while
observing a monitor.

To Adjust Zoom:

Click and release on the In button once to begin zooming in, click and release
again to lock the zoom level.
Click and release on the Out button once to begin zooming out, click and
release again to lock the zoom level.
Click the Close button to Exit the Adjustment Window.

Note The speed at which the zoom adjusts can be regulated using the
Zoom/Focus Speed scroll bar at the bottom of the adjustment window.

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Camera Lens Adjustments

Camera Focus Adjustment

Focus Adjustment Tools

Figure 88 – Camera Focus Adjustment Tools


When the VideoTrak-IQ camera auto focuses, it attempts to keep the focus on
whatever object is the largest in the frame. It may be that the object the camera auto
focuses on is not necessarily representative of an optimal field of view perspective.
Use the Near and Far buttons to remove the camera from Autofocus, and manually
focus on a near or far away object. The Autofocus button returns focus control to
the camera.

To Adjust Focus:
The Near button adjusts focus towards objects that are closer to the camera. To
do this, click and release the Near button on the zoom/focus control panel.
Click and release again to lock the focal point.
The Far button adjusts focus towards objects that are farther away from the
camera. To do this, click and release the Far button on the zoom/focus control
panel. Click and release again to lock the focal point.
To resume auto focus, click on the Autofocus button.
Click the Close button to Exit the Adjustment Window.

Note The speed at which the zoom adjusts can be regulated using the
Zoom/Focus Speed scroll bar at the bottom of the adjustment window.

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Camera Zoom / Focus Speed Control

Zoom / Focus Speed Scroll Bar

Figure 89 – Camera Zoom/Focus Speed Scroll Bar


The slow/fast scroll bar at the bottom of the window controls the speed at which the
camera makes zoom and focus adjustments. The speed can be adjusted by using
the mouse to drag the scroll bar to the right or left, or clicking on the arrows to the
right and left of the scroll bar. Click the Close Button in the upper right corner of the
screen when finished.

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Cable Length Setting

CABLE LENGTH SETTING

Figure 90 – Cable Length Setting Box


The video equalization capabilities of the VideoTrak-IQ System compensate for signal
deterioration that can result from long cable runs. The cable length range value is
used to tailor cable equalization to the specific cable length for each video input.
To set the Cable Length for each Camera, follow the steps below:
1. Select the Camera Button for first Camera for which the Cable Length is
being entered.
2. Click on the down arrow on the Cable Length dropdown box to display range
selections.
3. Click on the range value that matches your cable length.
4. Repeat Steps 1, 2, and 3 for each Camera.

Note Selecting a length which is longer than the actual cable length can
be detrimental to detection performance. The ‘0-300 ft.’ setting is
appropriate for most intersection installations.

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CONTRAST THRESHOLD SETTINGS

Threshold Band Enable

Threshold Range The function of the


Contrast settings is to
100 110
Threshold Band prevent loss of detection
Threshold Band 100 110 Threshold Level
in extreme weather
Threshold Band
conditions, particularly
Threshold Band
during fog and icing.
Threshold Band
Threshold Combination
The Contrast settings
Failsafe LED
establish the thresholds
for defining situations
Figure 91 – Contrast Threshold Settings that could lead to loss of
detection

The camera field of view is divided into five parallel control bands, referred to as
Threshold Bands. These bands can be enabled individually and assigned threshold
levels of detail and illumination. When the band is enabled the digitized video signal
from the traffic detection camera is evaluated against the user-defined threshold
criterion.
This functionality allows the user to define the criterion for when a Camera should
enter Failsafe Mode due to degradation of video image quality. It also allows the
user to define how the threshold bands are combined to evaluate the failure
threshold.
The amount of detail required to be present in a region to ensure that the image is of
good quality is the Threshold Range. If the amount of image detail in a region drops
below this threshold then the region will enter failsafe. Therefore, a higher Threshold
Range value increases the likelihood that the threshold region will enter Failsafe.
The Threshold Level setting establishes the minimum allowable levels of illumination
in the designated band. The average illumination in a band must exceed the
Threshold Level, before the band will be qualified to enter Failsafe. This limits the
incidence of false failsafe during periods of darkness.
Threshold Bands can be combined to evaluate contrast failure threshold criterion. If
the actual Level and Range values detected in a threshold region fall within the
contrast threshold parameter settings, that Region will automatically assume contrast
threshold failsafe. The Camera will enter failsafe, only when the conditions set for
Threshold Combination are met.
If the Threshold Combination is set to ‘And’, then every enabled threshold band on
this camera must be in contrast failsafe to cause the Camera to enter failsafe.

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Contrast Threshold Settings

If the Threshold Combination is set to ‘Or’, then the Camera will enter failsafe if any
of the threshold bands enter contrast failsafe.
The Failsafe LED is illuminated when the selected camera has assumed failsafe
mode.

Steps to Program Contrast Threshold Settings

1. Select the Camera for which threshold values are being set from the Camera
selection.
2. Click on the Enable checkbox to the left of each contrast Threshold Band
being enabled.
3. Using the Threshold Range spin boxes, set the Range for each of the
enabled threshold zone.
4. Using the Threshold Level spin boxes, set the Level for each of the enabled
threshold zone
5. Using the Threshold Combination spin box, select ‘And’ or ‘Or’ to define how
the contrast threshold bands will be combined to evaluate contrast failure
thresholds.
6. Repeat these steps for all Cameras on the VideoTrak-IQ Card.

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DETECTION LEARNING TIME

This setting determines the minimum time, in minutes, that the system will remain in
failsafe after it is powered up, or the system is reset. The Detection Learning Time
spin box allows the user to set the learning time in minutes.

Figure 92 – Detection Learning Time spin box


A zone turns yellow after it is created, moved, or modified. This indicates that it is
learning the new background image under the zone area. The zone outline will
switch to blue when it is ready to detect vehicles, and green when it is actively
detecting.
The learning time can be set be set to a maximum of 30 minutes. The default setting
is five (5) minutes.
To set detection Learning Time:
1. Select the Camera for which detection learning time is being set from the
Camera selection.
2. Use the up and down arrows on the Learning Time spin box to set the
learning time.
3. Repeat these steps for all Camera on the VideoTrak-IQ Card.

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Chapter 10 — System Monitoring

This section explains the function of the status monitors on the I/O Tab, on the Configuration
Menu of the VideoTrak-IQ user interface. The following topics are discussed in detail in this
chapter:

• The I/O Tab, on page 138.


• Zone Activity Monitor, on page 138.
• Card Edge Outputs Monitor, on page 139.
• Inputs Monitor, on page 139.
• TS2 SDLC Outputs Monitor, on page 139
• TS2 Status Monitor, on page 140.
• Editing Input and Output Labels on the I/O Tab, on page 140.

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OVERVIEW

The I/O Tab provides a mechanism for monitoring the activity of Zones’ Inputs and
Outputs for a selected camera. The user can monitor the activity of the VideoTrak-IQ
in real-time.
The monitoring information is presented in columns of LEDs, which indicate the
operational status of VideoTrak-IQ inputs and outputs. The Zone LEDs monitor
Detection Zone activity for a specific camera. The Outputs, Inputs, TS2 Outputs, and
TS2 Status LEDs are system-wide indicators.

THE I/O TAB

See
Figure 93 below for the location of LEDs that indicate the operational status and
condition of the Inputs, Outputs, and Zones monitored on the I/O Tab.
Card Edge Outputs Inputs Monitor LEDs
Monitor LEDs
Camera
Selection

TS2 SDLC Outputs Monitor


Zone Activity Monitor LEDs
LEDs
TS2 SDLC Detector Selection

I/O Label Editor

TS2 Card Edge Status LEDs

Figure 93 – Monitor Zones, Inputs, and Outputs on the I/O Tab

ZONE ACTIVITY MONITOR

The Zone Activity Monitor LED section of the I/O Tab provides monitoring of
Detection Zones for each individual camera. The status of each enabled zone on the
selected camera appears as a gray, blue, green, or yellow indicator.
A Gray LED indicates that the Zone is not enabled for the selected Camera.
A Blue LED indicates that the Zone is enabled, but not currently detecting a
vehicle.
A Green LED indicates that the Zone is enabled, and currently detecting a
vehicle.
A Yellow LED indicates that the Zone is in learning mode.

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Card Edge Outputs Monitor

CARD EDGE OUTPUTS MONITOR

The Card Edge Outputs Monitor LEDs indicate the current state of the 4 rear card
edge, and 8 front Aux I/O detector outputs. The Output labels are editable. For
editing instructions, see the Editing Input and Output Labels on the I/O Tab section of
this chapter on page 140.

A Red LED indicates that the output is ON.


A Gray LED indicates that the output is OFF.

INPUTS MONITOR

The Inputs Monitor LEDs are an indication of the status of the 4 front and 2 rear
physical card edge inputs from the cabinet. The Inputs labels are editable. For
editing instructions, see the Editing Input and Output Labels on the I/O Tab section of
this chapter on page 140.

A Green LED indicates that an input is ON.


A Blue LED indicates that the input is OFF.

TS2 SDLC OUTPUTS MONITOR

Operating in a NEMA TS2 cabinet, the VideoTrak-IQ Card can assign outputs to 4
banks of 16 detectors each, for a total of 64 detector outputs. The TS2 Outputs
Monitor section of the I/O tab allows the user to monitor the TS2 detector outputs in
groups of 16 at a time. In the default view, the LEDs for Outputs 1-16 are visible.

A Red LED indicates that the output is ON.


A Gray LED indicates that the output is OFF.

To view the status of detectors 17 through 64:

Click the dropdown box beneath the TS2 SDLC Outputs Monitor.
Click the applicable Detector Group from the list to update the Detector Labels
and LEDs.
Repeat the step to view all enabled TS2 SDLC Outputs.

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TS2 STATUS MONITOR

The TS2 Status Monitor is significant when the VideoTrak-IQ is used as a detector in
a TS2 Detector Rack containing a separate Detector BIU. The LEDs are an
indication of the status signal for each of the four cameras.
For the TS2 Status indicators to be illuminated, two conditions must be met.

The Enable Status Outputs (TS2) function must be enabled on the System
Tab.
There must be Zones assigned to card edge outputs on the Outputs Tab.
When the conditions above are met the Status LEDs are yellow.

EDITING INPUT AND OUTPUT LABELS ON THE I/O TAB

The Card Edge Inputs and Outputs Labels that appear on the I/O Tab can be edited
from the system-defaults to user-defined text. A maximum of 11 alpha-numeric
characters can be entered using the on-screen text editor.
Inputs/Outputs Label Window

Editable Label Text

Text Edit Window

Edit Button

Figure 94 – Editing Input and Output Labels

To Edit Inputs or Output Labels follow the steps below:


1. Click the Edit Button on the I/O Tab to open the Inputs/Outputs Label
Window.
2. Click the Label Text you are editing to open the Text Edit Window.
3. Use the mouse to navigate the online keyboard to make edits.
4. Click Done to save your changes and close the Edit Window, or click Cancel
to close the window and exit without saving your changes.
5. Repeat Steps 2 through 4 to edit additional labels.
6. Click the Close button on the Inputs/Outputs Label Window to return to the
I/O Tab.

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Chapter 11 — Advanced Operations

This section explains the administrative and informational content of the About Tab on the
Configuration Menu of the VideoTrak-IQ user interface. The following topics are discussed in
detail in this chapter:

• Overview, on page 142.


• About Tab, on page 142.
• Reset Button, on page 142.
• Version Button, on page 143.
• Admin Button, on page 143.

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OVERVIEW

The About Tab displays system information and provides access to administrator
level functions. The Reset Button on the About Tab will provide a full power cycle
reset of the device. The Admin Button provides password protected access to
advanced configurations features. The Version Tab supplies information on the
version of the system and camera firmware and the reason for the last reboot.

ABOUT TAB

Release
ARM-0.1.36

Version #

Figure 95 – About Tab


See the information below for instructions for the Reset, Version #, and Admin
Buttons.

RESET BUTTON

Clicking the Reset Button on the About Tab will provide a full power cycle reset of the
device. This functionality allows the user to restart the board without disconnecting
the power.

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Version Button

VERSION BUTTON

Clicking the Version Button on the About Tab opens a window that displays
firmware version number information for the VideoTrak-IQ System and Camera. The
Reboot record is also visible here.
The system administrator will need this information to manage updates for firmware.
This information will also be needed if the user contacts the Peek Traffic Corporation
Product Support Center for trouble-shooting or technical support for this product.
The Reboot record stores date, time, and reason for the last system reboot. This
feature can be helpful when troubleshooting.

Figure 96 – Firmware Version Information

ADMIN BUTTON

The Admin button gives access to password protected administrative functions,


including importing operating system and detection code.
The Import DSP Code button facilitates the import of detection code via a USB
memory device, to the VideoTrak-IQ hardware in the field. This feature enables
upgrades to the algorithms as they become available.
The Import Application button facilitates the import of all other system code via a
USB memory device, to the VideoTrak-IQ hardware in the field. This feature enables
upgrades to the product features as they become available.
The Import System button facilitates the import of DSP and Application code via a
USB memory device, to the VideoTrak-IQ hardware in the field, ensuring compatibility
between the versions.

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Pin Entry window Administrative Functions Window


Figure 97 – Administrative Functions Window
To access the Administrative Functions from the About Tab:

Click on the Admin Button to open the Pin Entry window.


Enter your pin using a mouse and the on-screen keypad and click the ENTER
Button.
The Administrative Functions Window displays.

Note Admin Functions are password protected. For Pin information contact
your distributor or the Peek Traffic Corporation Product Support
Department.

IMPORTING FILES

Importing DSP Code, Application, or System Files

To Import DSP Code, Application, or System Files:

Follow steps above to access the Administrative Functions Window.


Insert a USB memory device into the USB port on the front of the VideoTrak-IQ
Card.
Click the Button that Corresponds to the file being imported.
Click on the appropriate file to upload the desired code.

System will reset after the code loads.

Note A USB memory device, which has been formatted for VideoTrak-IQ use,
must be inserted in one of the USB port on the front of the VideoTrak-IQ
Card to activate the Import Buttons. Contact Peek Traffic Corporation’s
Product Support Department for information on formatting USB devices.

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Importing Files

Importing Images

The Logo / Navigation Menu displays a rotating series of a maximum of five unique
images. The Import Images Button on the Administration Functions Window is
the mechanism for managing these images.
To Import Images:

Follow steps above to access the Administrative Functions Window.


Insert a USB memory device containing your Image files, into one of the USB
ports on the front of the VideoTrak-IQ Card.
Click the Import Images Button on the Administrative Functions window to
open the Image Management Window.
Click the Checkbox to the left of the Image Slot for which you are importing
and image.
Click the Select Image Button to open the file containing .png files.
Click on the File Name, then click the Open Button to load the file, close the
Chose File window, and return to the Administrative Functions Screen. Click
Cancel to return to the Image Management Window without saving the file.
Repeat the Steps above to load images in the remaining slots — OR — click
Close to exit the Image Management Window and return to the Administrative
Functions Window.

Note Images must be in .png format. Image space is 300 pixels wide and
260 pixels high. Use Microsoft Paint to convert images from other file
formats. Although the program will scale most images to fit, the file size
must not exceed 1 MB.

Figure 98 – Image Import / Management Tools

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Chapter 12 —System Maintenance

This section explains maintenance requirements and procedures for the VideoTrak-IQ System.
The following topics are discussed in detail in this chapter:

• Overview, on page 148.


• Camera Maintenance, on page 148.
• Enclosure, on page 148.
• Cameras and Lenses, on page 149.
• Cabling, on page 149.
• Detection Zone Maintenance, on page 150.
• Loading New Firmware to the VideoTrak-IQ Card, on page 150.

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OVERVIEW

VideoTrak-IQ is designed to be a low maintenance product, expected to last for years


in potentially harsh environments. Some maintenance tasks are recommended. They
are not required to be regular or often. With any Video Detection System; proper long
term functioning of traffic detection will improve with proper maintenance.
Maintenance has been divided here into three topics: maintenance on the camera
and video hardware, Detection Zone maintenance, and Firmware upgrades. The first
concerns the physical hardware, such as the camera, lens, enclosure and cabling.
Detection Zone maintenance refers to the image seen by the camera and how the
defined zones must be maintained to continue providing proper detection. Firmware
upgrades are periodic updates to the VideoTrak-IQ System software.

CAMERA MAINTENANCE

VideoTrak-IQ may have been installed with a variety of video cameras and
enclosures. They all have the same long term maintenance concerns. The
equipment is designed to handle temperature and environmental extremes and to
work in all conditions. However, the equipment can be vulnerable in some ways if left
unattended for years at a time.

Enclosure

The first line of defense for the video system is the camera enclosure, designed
specifically to house the camera, lens, and the associated electronics in a safe and,
most importantly, dry environment. These maintenance tasks should be considered
whenever servicing an intersection:

Clean the outside of the camera window. Although a dirty lens should not
interfere with detection, if the image becomes clouded, the systems ability to
identify vehicles may be compromised.
Inspect the enclosure seals.
Do not open the enclosure unless you need to work on the camera. For
example, if there is evidence of water intrusion, which may include foggy video
images or intermittent video failures.
Verify that the enclosure is positioned properly to provide optimal coverage of
the field of view.

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Cameras and Lenses

The rule of thumb for these components is to leave them alone as long as they seem
to be working well. Do not open the enclosure unless there is a reason to do so.

If the framing of the lens is incorrect, you may need to re-aim the camera or
adjust the zoom and/or focus.
If opening the enclosure, clean the inside of the enclosure window.
Only clean the lens if there is evidence of dirt in the video image or on the lens
itself. Clean the lens using only products designed for that purpose, to avoid
damaging the lens.
Verify that the camera mounting screws are tight. A loose mount could result in
an image shift, or visible vibration of the image.

Cabling

The cables should be maintenance free. When servicing the rest of the video
equipment, it is advisable to keep the following items in mind:

Inspect the cabling for wear or kinks. This is particularly important for the video
cabling, as internal wire breaks could cause intermittent failure of the video
signal to reach the detection card.
If there is a junction box outside of the enclosure, inspect the connections and
condition of all wiring.
If you suspect lightning may have struck the camera enclosure or the pole
holding it, inspect any connection points for evidence of high-voltage arcing. If
there is evidence, check the video at the card to verify there are no interruptions
in the video signal.

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DETECTION ZONE MAINTENANCE

Detection Zones are defined based on the image presented by the video camera.
This may change for various reasons, requiring the zones to be moved, reshaped,
added or deleted. Keep in mind that the following changes will likely require
maintenance on your Detection Zones:

Roadway changes, such as additional lanes, turn lanes, pedestrian islands, etc.
Painting, new lines on the roadway or other traffic markings.
New occluding hardware, such as new signage or modified signals.
Growth of flora: (trees & shrubs) may result in video image occlusion.
New construction near the roadway may cause image occlusion.
Refer to “Step 12 —Edit Detection Zones” on page 73 for instructions on
adding, deleting and modifying Detection Zones.

LOADING NEW FIRMWARE TO THE VIDEOTRAK-IQ CARD

Most of the functions of the VideoTrak-IQ Detection Card are defined in firmware.
This firmware may occasionally be available as an update to factory-shipped cards.
Updates may be published periodically to enhance performance, expand detection
parameters, or add new functionality to the card.
When the firmware becomes available it is distributed as a VideoTrak-IQ firmware
Upgrade Kit from your Peek product distributor or directly from Peek Traffic
Corporation. Be sure to check with your local Peek distributor to see if a newer
version of firmware is available and to determine if you need an update.

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Chapter 13 — Product Specifications

This section lists the product specifications for the VideoTrak-IQ and compatible hardware.
The following topics are discussed in detail in this chapter:

• VideoTrak-IQ DB15HD I/O Cable, on page 152.


• Peek Color Traffic Detection Camera, on page 153.
• VideoTrak-IQ Detector Card Racks, on page 154.
• VideoTrak-IQ Video Detection Cards, on page 155.
• VideoTrak-IQ Extender Cards, on page 157
• MPS-4 Power Supply, on page 158.

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VIDEOTRAK-IQ DB15HD I/O CABLE

The DB15HD I/O Cable (part # 81-1274) connects the VideoTrak-IQ Detection Card
I/O directly to cabinet I/O. When using both the front and rear I/O of the VideoTrak-IQ
Card with a VideoTrak-IQ stand-alone rack, a separate cable is required for the front
and rear I/O. This cable connects between the cabinet and:

Front I/O- 8 outputs and 4 inputs using the front panel ‘Aux I/O’ connector
Rear I/O - 4 outputs and 2 inputs using the rear ‘Cabinet I/O’ connector (only
applicable if using a VideoTrak-IQ stand-alone rack)
Table 7 – Cable Wiring Chart
Pin Color Front “Aux I/O” Rear “Cabinet I/O”
(VideoTrak-IQ Rack Only)
1 Black Front Output 1 Rear Output 1
2 White Front Output 2 Rear Output 2
3 Red Front Output 3 Rear Output 3
4 Green Front Output 4 Rear Output 4
5 Orange Cabinet Logic Ground Cabinet Logic Ground
(Front Outputs Common) (Rear Outputs Common)
6 Blue Front Output 5 no connect
7 White / Black Stripe Front Output 6 no connect
8 Red / Black Stripe Front Output 7 no connect
9 Green / Black Stripe Front Output 8 no connect
10 Orange / Black Stripe no connect ** Cabinet Logic Ground
(Rear Inputs Low Supply
Common)
11 Blue / Black Stripe Front Input 1 Rear Input 1
12 Black / White Stripe Front Input 2 Rear Input 2
13 Red / White Stripe Front Input 3 no connect
14 Green / White Stripe Front Input 4 no connect
15 Blue / White Stripe Cabinet Logic 24VDC no connect ****
(Front Inputs High Supply
Common)

Note ** Can connect to Cabinet Logic Ground, but not required

**** Can connect to Cabinet Logic 24VDC, but not required

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PEEK COLOR TRAFFIC DETECTION CAMERA

Product Specifications
Imager •¼” Color CCD
•380,000 pixels

Lens • 18x Zoom


• f = 4.1mm (wide) to 73.8mm(tele)
• F1.4 to F3.0
• Horizontal Viewing Angle 48° to 2.8°
Zoom/Focus Control •± 6-12VDC
(or over coax from VideoTrak-IQ user interface)
Video •NTSC 1.0Vp-p Color

Connector •Single 16-pin MilSpec connector –


combines power, video and zoom / focus control
Weight •4lb 14oz (2.21 kg)

Dimensions • 11.7” (297mm) Length


• 4.41” (112mm) Height
Environment • Temperature -34° C to +74°C (-29°f to +165 ° f)
• 0% to 100% Relative Humidity
Power • 89-135 VAC (120 VAC nominal)
• 50-60 Hz
Power Consumption • 20W (Heater On)
• 5W(Heater Off)
Part Number •82-1773

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VIDEOTRAK-IQ DETECTOR CARD RACKS

Product Specifications

Weight •1lb 10oz (.74 kg)


1 Wide

Weight •2lb 6oz (1.07 kg)


2 Wide

Weight •2lb 7oz (1.10 kg)


3 Wide

Dimensions • 7.5” (190.5 mm) Length


1 Wide • 4.375” (111.13 mm) Width
• 6.75” (171.45 mm) Height

Dimensions • 7.5” (190.5 mm) Length


2 Wide • 6.8125” (173.04mm) Width
• 6.75” (171.45 mm) Height

Dimensions • 7.5” (190.5 mm) Length


3 Wide • 9.25” (243.95 mm) Width
• 6.75” (171.45 mm) Height

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VIDEOTRAK-IQ VIDEO DETECTION CARDS

Product Specifications
Specification Details
Power consumption (4 camera VideoTrak-IQ) 540mA @ 12V (6.5W)
290mA @ 24V (7.0W)

Voltage 10-26 VDC


Standards
NEMA TS1/TS2, Type 170/179, or 2070 ATC
Compatibility
Environmental -40C to +85C (-40F to +185F)
Dimensions Height: 4.50" (114.3mm)
Width: 2.34" (59.4mm)
Depth: 6.88" (174.6mm) Handle: 1.09" (27.8mm)

Front Panel (4 camera VideoTrak-IQ)


Connectors • BNC video inputs 1-4
• Two USB ports
• Ethernet port
• Aux I/O port
• RCA video output
(3 camera VideoTrak-IQ)
• BNC video inputs 1-3
• Two USB ports
• Ethernet port
• Aux I/O port
• RCA video output
(2 camera VideoTrak-IQ)
• BNC video inputs 1-2
• Two USB ports
• Ethernet port
• Aux I/O port
• RCA video output
(1 camera VideoTrak-IQ)
• BNC video input
• Two USB ports
• Ethernet port
• Aux I/O port
• RCA video output
Front Panel LED (4 camera VideoTrak-IQ)
Indicators • Detect Cameras 1-4
• Video Signals 1-4

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Specification Details
2 camera VideoTrak-IQ)
• Detect Cameras 1-4
• Video Signals 1-2
(1 camera VideoTrak-IQ)
• Detect Cameras 1-4
• Video Signal LED

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VIDEOTRAK-IQ EXTENDER CARDS

Product Specifications
Power consumption (VT-2X) 35mA @ 12V (0.4W)
35mA @ 24V (0.9W)

(VT-4X) 50mA @ 12V (0.6W)


50mA @ 24V (1.2W)
Voltage 10-26 VDC
Standards compliance
NEMA TS1/TS2, Type 170/179, or 2070 ATC

Environmental -40C to +85C (-40F to +185F)


Dimensions Height: 4.50" (114.3mm)
Width: 2.34" (59.4mm) (VT-4X, with standard width blanking panel)
Width: 1.13" (59.4mm) (VT-4X, with blanking panel removed)
Width: 1.13" (28.7mm) (VT-2X)
Depth: 6.88" (174.6mm)
Handle: 1.09" (27.8mm)
Front Panel HD15 Aux I/O Port
Connectors
Front Panel LED (VT-2X)
Indicators • Detect Cameras 1-2
• Input Cameras 1-2

(VT-4X)
• Detect Cameras 1-4
• Input Cameras 1-2
Front Panel Switches (VT-2X)
• Detect Cameras 1-2 test switches

(VT-4X)
• Detect Cameras 1-4 test switches
On-Board Switches NEMA/Caltrans output standard selection

(VT-2X)
• NEMA TS/2 Status Output - Detect Camera Enables 1-2

(VT-4X)
• NEMA TS/2 Status Output - Detect Camera Enables 1-4

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MPS-4 POWER SUPPLY

Product Specifications
Input Voltage 115 VAC ±10%, 60 Hz

Input Fusing 500 mA

Power Switch Optional front panel off/on switch

Output Voltage Regulated 24 VDC

Output Current 1200 mA (maximum)

Line Regulation ±0.05% for 10% input change

Load Regulation ±0.05% for 50% load change

Output Ripple 3.0 mV P–P maximum, 0.4 mV RMS


Transient
30 us for 50% load change
Response
Short Circuit &
Overload
Protection
Automatic current limit/ feedback
Humidity 96%, no condensation
Vibration Tested Per Mil–Std–810B Method 514, Procedure I
Shock Tested Per Mil–Std–810B Method 516, Procedure V
4.5”H x 6.875”D x 2.25”W 114.3 mm x 174.6 mm
Dimensions x 57.2 mm
Weight 2.58 lbs (1.2 kg)
Shipping 3.0 lbs. (1.4 kg)
To mate with Cinch Jones 50– 44A–30M card
Connector edge connector

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Chapter 14 —Troubleshooting

This section describes how to troubleshoot difficulties that may occur when you begin setup
and operation of the VideoTrak-IQ System. The following topics are discussed in detail in this
chapter:

• Overview, on page 160.


• Note About Zone Failsafe Operation, on page 161.
• Hardware Troubleshooting, on page 161.
• Video Interface Troubleshooting, on page 165.
• Troubleshooting, on page 170.
• Advanced Troubleshooting, on page 172.
• Technical Support, on page 172.

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OVERVIEW

If you are having problems with the operation of VideoTrak-IQ, use these suggestions
to help diagnose the problem. These are intended as an adjunct to the normal service
provided by your local VideoTrak-IQ distributor. If your own troubleshooting efforts
are not solving a problem, refer to the Advanced Troubleshooting topic at the end of
this section for further guidance.
As an aid to your troubleshooting effort and your Peek Field Service Representative,
you should record some of the detection card details:

Installation Date: __________________________________________________

Camera Type: __________________________________________________

VideoTrak-IQ Firmware Version Records

Table 8 – VideoTrak-IQ Firmware Version (Available on the About Tab)


Date Updated Firmware Version

Camera Firmware Version Records

Table 9 – Camera Firmware Version (Available on the About Tab)


Date Updated Firmware Version

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NOTE ABOUT ZONE FAILSAFE OPERATION

Individual VideoTrak-IQ Detection Zones can go into failsafe mode independently. It


may be observed that an isolated zone remains in the yellow ‘learning state’ far
longer than the normal learning period. This may indicate that the detection algorithm
cannot yet interpret the contents of the zone sufficiently to determine whether or not a
vehicle is present.
This usually occurs when a zone is poorly placed, such as directly over a median or
some other strong object edge within the image or over a strong, irregular shape such
as a tree. Normally, the zone will learn this background and go into normal detection
operation, but if it does not do so for an extended period, it may be advisable to
reshape the zone to avoid the object that may be causing the issue.

HARDWARE TROUBLESHOOTING

When operating normally, LEDs on the face of the VideoTrak-IQ provide information
on the status of the system. Several of the LEDs on the face of the VideoTrak-IQ
Card should be lit at various times. At a minimum, one of the four quality LEDs should
always be lit.

Power not reaching the card

Verify that none of the cabinet breakers have been tripped.


Verify that the card is properly seated in the rack. Try removing and reinserting
the card.
Verify that the detector rack is receiving power. Are other cards in the rack
receiving power?
If none of these steps correct the situation, there is a possibility that the
VideoTrak-IQ Card is damaged. Contact your Peek Traffic representative or
Distributor.

Faulty LED

Verify that other LEDs on the card are working.

Test the LED by simulating the condition required to light it. If it’s a detection
LED, set the output to ON using the Outputs Tab of the Configuration Menu.
If it’s a Video LED, verify that good video is reaching the card to check the
green LED. Temporarily disconnect the video cable attached to the card to
check the red LED.

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If an LED is clearly not functioning, it does not impair the performance of the
detector card, as long as the Controller is still receiving the correct inputs.
Check the signals received by the controller.
If the controller is not receiving the correct signals, you may have a damaged
detector card. Contact your Peek Traffic Corporation representative to request
replacement/repair.

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Video Signal Not Available from Camera

As long as power is reaching the card and camera, and a video cable connects the
camera to the card, a video signal should be available within the display of the
VideoTrak-IQ Card. If it is not, it could indicate one of these situations:

Incorrect Configuration
Make sure that the Video Input accessed via the Camera Tab, on the Video Tab
of the Configuration Menu, is set to correct state for front or rear input.

Camera not receiving power


If the camera is being powered through the Camera Interface Panel, make sure
that the circuit powering the panel does not have a tripped breaker.
Test the voltage at the Camera Interface Panel (if one is being used) to verify
that 120VAC is being fed to the camera power cable. CAUTION: Follow proper
safety precautions when working with high voltage electricity.
Inspect the power cabling for breaks. Also check for arcing that may indicate a
lightning strike.
If a terminal block is wired near the camera, verify that all connections are
secure inside the block. Verify that the proper AC power is running through the
connection.
Verify that proper AC power is reaching the camera end of the cabinet-to-
camera cable (refer to Page 13, for pin outputs.) If power is reaching that point
correctly, contact Peek Traffic or your local Distributor to inquire about a camera
return and/or repair.

Faulty video cabling


At the detector card, unplug the video cable from the card and plug it into a
separate video monitor. Is video available that way? If so, then the video input
plug may be faulty on the card. Contact your Peek representative or your local
Distributor to request replacement/repair.
If using the Camera Interface Panel to filter the video signal, attach the cable
coming into the panel from the camera directly to a video monitor. If the signal is
good there, then the problem may be a faulty video filter.
Inspect the video cabling for breaks or kinks. Also check for arcing that may
indicate a lightning strike.
Check the interface where the cable runs through the camera enclosure
bulkhead. Verify that the MIL-3102 connector wires are properly attached to the
socket.

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Check the cable connection to the camera. Plug a monitor directly to the
camera. If a signal is not available and the camera is receiving power, contact
your Peek representative or your local Distributor to request repair or
replacement.

Faulty card
Press the reset button on the About Tab of the System Configuration Menu
on the VideoTrak-IQ interface and see if the signal returns.
At the detector card, unplug the BNC cable from the card and plug it into a
separate video monitor. Is video available that way? If so, then the video input
plug may be faulty on the card. Contact your Peek Traffic representative or your
local Distributor to request replacement/repair.

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VIDEO INTERFACE TROUBLESHOOTING

The following situations are possible fault scenarios that may occur only when a
mouse and monitor are attached to the VideoTrak-IQ Card.

Interface Pointer Not Responding to the Mouse

The VideoTrak-IQ interface requires that a mouse and monitor are plugged into the
card. If this is done and the mouse doesn’t appear, or the pointer won’t move in
response to the mouse, follow these suggestions:

Faulty mouse
Unplug the mouse and wait five seconds, then reattach the mouse to one of the
USB ports on the VideoTrak-IQ Card.
Verify that the mouse is operating properly.
Check the mouse cable.
Reset the VideoTrak-IQ Card.
Try a different mouse.

Card Outputs Not Reacting as Mapped

The front panel LEDs and the detection outputs sent to the intersection controller
should match the detection outputs of the card’s interface. If they do not, it could be
caused by one of the following situations.

Improper Configuration of Zones/Outputs


Zone is not assigned to the output.
Zones assigned to the outputs are not enabled.
Improper logic (OR, AND, ON, OFF, DIRECT, PULSE) used when assigning
zone(s) to the output.
Multiple zones inadvertently assigned to a single output (This option is valid, but
may not have been the intention for the output.)

Faulty Card Outputs


Use the ON/OFF output functions on the Outputs Tab of the Configuration Menu
to check output operation.
Reset card and check performance of card outputs.
Remove card from rack and reseat. Check for proper card outputs.

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Faulty card. Contact your Peek Traffic representative or your local Distributor to
request replacement or repair.

Faulty Wiring
Faulty wiring between detector rack and controller. Check wiring for loose
leads.
Verify proper grounding of detector rack or detector enclosure.

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Zones Not Responding to Vehicles (Missed Vehicles)

Accurate detection is, of course, the most important function of the VideoTrak-IQ
detector. If, while watching the video interface, you see vehicles going through zones
and the zones not reacting, these suggestions may provide the causes and remedies.
When it comes to faulty vehicle detection, VideoTrak-IQ rarely misses vehicles.

Occlusion/Blocked view
Check Conditional detecting (Delay and Extend) settings.
Traffic flow in the zone is blocked by some object, such as a street light, road
sign, building or a stopped vehicle, which may reduce the amount of roadway
visible so much that it prevents VideoTrak-IQ from detecting traffic. Either move
the camera or move the zone so the occluding object is not a problem.
For temporary occlusions, such as stopped vehicles or temporary signs,
arrange to move the occluding object.
Atmospheric conditions block the view. Although fog and snowfall have been
considered in the development of the detection algorithms, extremely thick fog
or heavy snowfall may temporarily interfere with vehicle detection. In a location
where these situations may be commonplace, consider activating the contrast
failsafe feature on the Contrast Tab, located on the Video Tab of the
Configuration Menu.

Single Zones stick in yellow mode


If a zone stays in yellow mode (or returns to yellow) after the rest of the zones
have gone to normal operation, it indicates that the particular zone is in its
failsafe mode. Each individual zone monitors the video covered by the zone. In
some instances, the changes in the video can confuse the logic of the zone. If
the zone becomes “confused” in this way, it will force itself to enter a re-learning
period. During this period the zone will be in a failsafe mode and will display in
yellow. This is not a product fault, rather a deliberate mechanism to ensure
failsafe operation when the zone logic is not confident in its detection.
If the zone stays in yellow indefinitely, try moving the zone so that it meets all
the requirements of zone placement listed on page 75.
De-activate and re-activate the zone and see if that fixes the issue.
De-activate the problem zone and try activating and positioning another zone in
the desired location. (Again, follow the rules for zone placement as listed on 75.)

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Out of date detection algorithm


Ask your Peek representative if there is a newer firmware version available.
They will request your current firmware number, which is shown on the About
window of the Setup screens.

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Zones Active When No Vehicle Present (False Positives)

When considering a potential False Positive detection, bear in mind the following
environmental conditions that may contribute to such events.

Debris or stopped vehicles


Stopped vehicles and debris will eventually be defined as a part of the
background image and will be ignored. Watch the scene for a few minutes to
verify that this happens.

Objects intruding on a zone


If an object such as a sign, street light, or tree branch is intruding on the video
image and causing a zone to remain on, either move the object, move the
camera, or move the zone.
If tall traffic in adjacent lanes are intruding on a lane’s Detection Zones, narrow
the zones to avoid detecting such vehicles or activate Directionality in the
adjacent lane.
If tall vehicles are blocking the view of vehicles behind them in the same lane,
either tilt the camera up to improve the viewing angle, or reduce the size of the
more distant zones so they will not detect such tall vehicles.

Lighting problems
If glare is caused by lighted commercial signs or street lights, move or re-aim
the camera to avoid them.
If an overhanging street light creates glare in the camera lens, either adjust the
sunshield to reduce glare, or move the camera so it is not directly under a street
light.
If sunrise or sunset light is shining directly into the camera lens, try shifting the
sunshield forward. If that doesn’t fix the problem, try tilting the camera farther
down from the horizontal.

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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

Guide Table 10 – Common Symptoms, Causes, and Remedies in VideoTrak-IQ


Operating Mode
Symptom Possible Cause Remedy
No Video input from The video Input setting is not correctly Check the Video Input selection on
the Camera or a configured. If the video path for the the Camera Tab, which is located
blue screen. camera is not set to the correct input on the Video Tab. The video input
path (front or rear) video input will not settings default to ‘Front’. If
be displayed. camera or system has been
recently defaulted you may not see
video from a rear connection.
Camera Dip Switch setting may not be set to Check cable type dip-switches on
Zoom/Focus Not the correct cable type. the PCB. These should be set to
Working the correct cable type and Hi-Z
should not be selected if video line
has no other termination.
Detection Outputs A zone may be assigned to an output VideoTrak-IQ allows the
Not Following from a different camera. assignment of any zone (from any
Programmed camera to any output) It is possible
Operation that a zone is assigned to an output
from a different camera. Click on
‘Show All Zones’ button at the
lower left of the Output Tab to show
all zones assigned to this output.
TS2 Phase inputs TS2 Input Map not configured Check that the TS2 Input Map is
are not updating. correctly. correctly configured. If a phase is
Phase inputs are only available when not defined in the Input Map then
using the VideoTrak-IQ SDLC port that phase will always be in an
and a NEMA SDLC monitor is in the “OFF” state.
cabinet.
Unable to save to The USB stick you are using may not The USB stick must be correctly
USB Stick be correctly formatted for use with formatted for use with VideoTrak-
VideoTrak-IQ. IQ. Contact Product Support for
assistance.

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Zones stay yellow The minimum Learning Time may be Yellow zones are in failsafe – this
for a long time. set to an excessively long interval. could be because the zone is still in
its “learning” period. Any time a
Traffic or site conditions may be zone enters failsafe – it will remain
in learning for a minimum of the
causing the detection algorithm to
extend the learning time until it is configurable learning time (See
convinced that it can be accurate. video tab -> Detection). This is a
minimum learning time. If the scene
within the zone is complex or traffic
Contrast Failsafe may not be correctly is very light – the detection
configured. algorithm may extend the learning
time until it is convinced that it can
be accurate.
All zones will also be yellow if the
camera is in a contrast failsafe. The
parameters for this are set on the
video tab. (Video->Contrast). If the
camera is in a contrast failsafe then
the failsafe LED will be red.
Zone shading The zone may have been configured Check the Zones Tab to see if the
changes with with delay or extend enabled. zone has been configured with
vehicles – but zone delay or extend. The shading of the
border and LED zone shows the true detection – the
change at different border, text and LED change after
times. delay or extend has been applied.
Zone does not The zone may have been configured Check that conditional detection
detect with conditional detection. has not been applied. See the
Zones Tab.
Just plugged in a The screen saver is active and the Connect a mouse and make a click
monitor and the system has not entered normal – this should remove the screen
screen is black operation. saver and show normal operation
Zones detect The system is functioning normally. This is normal operation if
vehicles at the stop directionality has been applied.
bar – but the zone During the passage of traffic in the
temporarily drops wrong direction the detection will
detection during drop. Once the traffic has passed
cross traffic. the detection will re-appear after a
few seconds.

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ADVANCED TROUBLESHOOTING

If, despite the best efforts of your field technicians and the local Peek distributor, you
are still having a problem with the operation of the VideoTrak-IQ System, we
recommend the following steps to request advanced troubleshooting assistance:
1. Write down the details of the conditions that caused the problem. These details
include:

The time of day when the problem occurred


The lighting conditions,
The weather

Traffic conditions

Any other details you feel might be pertinent to the problem.

2. If possible, provide Peek with a DVD recording of the actual video output at the
location. In order to test the specific conditions, the best recording would be of
the raw video image (before it goes into the VideoTrak-IQ Card). It should
detail the specific problem conditions, for instance, if the problem occurs at
twilight transition, provide at least two hours of video from that time period.
3. Contact the Peek Traffic Product Support Department to inform them of the
problem and to arrange to send the video recording(s) to them. They can be
contacted at (800) 245-7660, or via email at email:
Tech.Support@peektraffic.com, or if you wish to fax the details, the fax number
is (941) 845-1504.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Technical assistance is available from our Technical Support Department for


VideoTrak-IQ during the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time (ET), Monday
through Friday, excluding major US holidays. Please use the contact information
provided below, and tell the operator that you are calling about a VideoTrak-IQ
product.
Peek Traffic Technical Support
2906 Corporate Way
Palmetto, FL 34221
toll free in the U.S.: 1 (800) 245-7660
tel: 1 (941) 845-1200
fax: 1 (941) 845-1504
website: www.peektraffic.com

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Glossary

3000 Series — A line of traffic controller hardware produced by Peek Traffic


Corporation.
AC — Alternating Current
Actuated — Identifies a type of controller which responds to calling signals generated
by the actions of either vehicles or pedestrians. See also Semi-actuated and Fully-
actuated.
Advance Call Detector — A detector located a considerable distance upstream from
an intersection which calls the green to that approach.
ASCII — American standard code of information interchange. A standard code that
assigns eight-bit codes to individual alphanumeric characters.
Baud rate — The data transfer rate of data transmission to a communications
channel, usually expressed in ‘bits per second’.
BIU — Bus Interface Unit, required to interface a TS-2, Type 1 controller to any type
of cabinet hardware.
Cabinet — An outdoor enclosure for housing controller units, master units, detector
electronics and other associated equipment.
Call — The result of a detector or signal activation by either a pedestrian or a vehicle.
A signal to the controller indicating that a vehicle or pedestrian is present and is
‘requesting’ the right-of-way.
Checksum — A numerical value that is calculated by applying a predefined algorithm
to a set of data. It is used to determine if a portion of memory or a message has been
corrupted in any way.
Conflict Monitor — A device used to continually check for the presence of conflicting
signal indications coming from the controller, and to provide an output in response to
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Conflicting Phases — Two or more traffic flows which would result in interfering
traffic movements if operated concurrently.
Controller — A device which, through software and firmware programming, manages
the sequence and duration of traffic signals.
CRC — Cyclic Redundancy Check
Detection Zone — The area of the roadway in which a vehicle will be detected by a
vehicle detector.
Detector — A device that senses the presence or absence of a vehicle in a particular
area (the Detection Zone). Vehicle detection methods include inductance detecting
loops (the most common type), piezo pressure sensors, light beam sensors, radio ID
sensors, air tube sensors, and mechanical switches.
Detector Failure — A detector which fails to indicate that vehicle is present when it
is, or fails to go off when a vehicle is absent. Types of failures include non-operation,
chattering, and erroneous signaling.
Fully-actuated — Identifies a type of intersection control in which every phase has a
vehicle detector input capability
Intersection — The location where two roadways meet or cross, or a Controller
assigned to such a location.
MMU — Malfunction Management Unit
NEMA — National Electrical Manufacturers Association. The industry group that has
designed one of a couple of competing standards for intelligent traffic control
systems.
Ped — Pedestrian or Pedestrian phase
Phase — a single traffic movement. NEMA compatible controllers typically manage
the intersection in terms of phases, while earlier controllers use intervals and circuits
instead.
PTSI — Peek Traffic Systems Inc., now known as Peek Traffic Corporation, a Peek
company.
TCP/IP — The most common pair of protocols used to send data across an Ethernet
or the Internet. Each component in such a system is assigned a unique IP address. IP
addressing is used by the various components of CL-MATS.
TOD — Time of Day
ZONE— A user defined region that creates a sensing plane for detecting the
presence of a vehicle. Detection Zones gather vehicle presence, count, speed, lane
occupancy, and vehicle length classification data. Using a USB mouse, monitor, and
the VideoTrak-IQ interface, the user places virtual “Detection Zones" on the on-
screen display of the camera field of view.
WALK — Walk Interval Time

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1 C
170 .......................................................................... 8 cabinet ................................................................. 173
cabling...........................................14, 23, 24, 27, 29
cabling maintenance ........................................... 149
3 Call...................................................................... 173
3000 Series....................................................... 173 Camera .................................................................. 12
camera cabling ...................................................... 30
camera housing ..................................................... 30
A camera installation ................................................ 25
About Tab........................................................... 142 camera interface panel .................................... 11, 14
About window ...................................................... 41 camera maintenance....................................148, 149
AC....................................................................... 173 camera power........................................................ 13
Actuated.............................................................. 173 card.......................................................................... 8
adjusting focus...................................................... 36 card outputs........................................................... 33
Advance Call Detector ....................................... 173 card outputs not reacting as mapped .................. 165
aiming camera ...................................................... 36 card reset ............................................................... 41
Amphenol connector ............................................ 13 Checksum............................................................ 173
approach angle...................................................... 26 CIP ........................................................................ 11
ard edge outputs monitor.................................... 139 COMMS port .......................................................... 8
ASCII.................................................................. 173 Conflict Monitor ................................................. 173
assumptions ............................................................ 1 Conflicting Phases .............................................. 174
AUX port................................................................ 8 connecting power.................................................. 31
auxiliary circuit .................................................... 31 connnectors ........................................................... 13
Controller ............................................................ 174
corners................................................................... 74
B CRC..................................................................... 174
background lighting ............................................. 26 crimping tool......................................................... 29
Baud rate............................................................. 173 cursor..................................................................... 73
BIU ..................................................................... 173
BNC to RCA cable............................................... 19
breaker .................................................................. 31 D
date of installation............................................... 160
debris or stopped vehicles................................... 169
default zones ......................................................... 49

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deselecting a zone................................................. 73 Application Files............................................144


Detection Zone ................................................... 174 DSP Code.......................................................144
definition ......................................................... 52 Images ............................................................145
detection zone maintenance ............................... 150 System Files...................................................144
detection zones ............................................... 49, 56 improper configuration of zones.........................165
Detector .............................................................. 174 inputs monitor .....................................................139
Detector Failure.................................................. 174 Installation
detector rack ......................................................... 33 cable to camera ................................................29
display area........................................................... 73 camera ..............................................................25
documentation CD................................................ 23 dip switch settings............................................35
dragging a zone .................................................... 73 frame field of view...........................................36
installing VTIQ card ........................................33
powering the camera........................................30
E video cables......................................................27
electrical wiring...................................................... 1 wiring through CIP ..........................................31
enclosure maintenance ....................................... 148 wiring without CIP ..........................................32
installation assumptions.......................................... 1
installation date ...................................................160
F installing the card..................................................33
false positives ............................................. 169, 172 Interface ................................................................41
Faston crimp terminal........................................... 23 Intersection..........................................................174
faulty card........................................................... 164 introduction.......................................................6, 23
faulty card outputs .............................................. 165
faulty LED .......................................................... 161
faulty wiring ....................................................... 166 K
field video monitor ......................................... 19, 24 kit contents .............................................................. 6
filtering ................................................................. 11
firmware ............................................................. 150
firmware record .................................................. 160 L
firmware version numbe..................................... 143 learning .................................................................40
focus ..................................................................... 36 learning mode .......................................................74
focus control ......................................................... 13 LED troubleshooting ..........................................161
focus pin ............................................................... 29 lens maintenance.................................................149
focus-zoom controller .......................................... 19 limits to zone placement .......................................74
framing image....................................................... 36 loading firmware.................................................150
Fully-actuated ..................................................... 174
FVM ..................................................................... 19
M
maintaining detection zones ...............................148
G maintenance ........................................................148
glossary ............................................................. 173 Menus
ground connections .............................................. 11 Camera Channel Selection Edit.......................41
Help System.....................................................41
Logo / Navigation ............................................41
H System Configuration ......................................41
hardware ............................................................... 12 Tab-Specific Help ............................................41
hardware overview ................................................. 6 MIL-3102 connector .................................13, 14, 29
height of camera ................................................... 25 missed vehicles ...................................................167
Help MMU...................................................................174
accessing the help system................................ 45 modes ....................................................................42
horizon.................................................................. 26 monitor
video.................................................................19
Monitoring
I card edge outputs monitor .............................139
I/O Tab................................................................ 138 inputs monitor ................................................139
editing labels.................................................. 140 TS2 inputs and outputs ..................................139
Import TS2 status monitor.........................................140

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zone activity monitor..................................... 138 R


monitors................................................................ 24
mounting hardware......................................... 11, 14 reset button.............................................................. 8
mounting location................................................. 25 Reset Button........................................................ 142
mounting requirements......................................... 25 RJ-11 ....................................................................... 8
mouse.................................................................... 24 RJ-45 ....................................................................... 8
mouse port .............................................................. 8 running cable......................................................... 27
moving a zone ...................................................... 73
MPS-4................................................................... 17 S
screwdriver............................................................ 24
N selecting a zone..................................................... 73
NEMA .................................................................... 8 sighting camera ..................................................... 36
definition ....................................................... 174 software............................................................... 150
normal operating mode ........................................ 42 splash screen ................................................... 41, 42
notebook computer................................................. 1 stability.................................................................. 26
startup screen ........................................................ 41
stop line................................................................. 26
O street lamps ........................................................... 26
objects intruding on a zone ................................ 169 supplies ........................................................... 23, 24
occlusion............................................................... 25 surge suppressor.................................................... 32
occlusion/blocked view...................................... 167 sync signal............................................................. 13
Operating Manual................................................. 23 system maintenance ............................................ 148
operating mode ..................................................... 42
Operating mode .................................................... 49 T
video interface ................................................. 41
option tools ........................................................... 24 TCP/IP ................................................................ 174
optional hardware................................................. 15 TOD .................................................................... 174
output channel indicators ....................................... 8 tools................................................................. 23, 24
overlapping zones................................................. 73 troubleshooting ..................................................... 24
overview ................................................................. 6 troubleshooting overview ................................... 160
TS1`......................................................................... 8
TS2.......................................................................... 8
P outputs monitor.............................................. 139
part numbers ....................................................... 150 TS2 Status Monitor............................................. 140
ped ...................................................................... 174
phase U
definition ....................................................... 174
phase in Recall ..................................................... 33 UniTrak card ..................................................... 8, 33
pin assignments .................................................... 13 UniTrak firmware upgrade kit............................ 150
pin outs ................................................................. 29 updating firmware............................................... 150
pointing camera .................................................... 36
power .................................................................... 14 V
power cabling ....................................................... 23
video cabling................................................... 23, 27
Power Supply ....................................................... 17
video in port ............................................................ 8
power surge suppressor ........................................ 32
video monitor........................................................ 19
power zoom .......................................................... 30
video monitors ...................................................... 24
powering through the Camera Interface Panel31, 101
video out port.......................................................... 8
PTSI.................................................................... 174
video signal not available from camera.............. 163
Videotec housing .................................................. 14
Q VPK351B.............................................................. 29
quality indicators .................................................... 8
Quixote field monitor........................................... 24 W
Quixote field video monitor ................................. 19
WALK ................................................................ 174
wire size ................................................................ 29

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wiring power................................................... 31, 32 deselection .......................................................73


wiring power to camera housing .......................... 30 maintenance ...........................................148, 150
wiring without an interface panel......................... 32 moving .............................................................73
wiring without the Camera Interface Panel ......... 32 overlapping ......................................................73
range.................................................................73
selection ...........................................................73
Y zones active when no vehicle present.........169, 172
yellow zones ......................................................... 74 zones not responding to vehicles ........................167
ZONEzone activity monitor ...............................138
zoom......................................................................36
Z zoom control .........................................................13
zone zoom pin................................................................29
coloring............................................................ 74

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Palmetto, FL 34221
ph: (941) 845-1200
toll free in U.S.: (800) 245-7660
fax: (941) 845-1504
email: tech.support@peektraffic.com
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