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==Introduction==
  
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Your X10 multi-camera system allows you to control X10 XCam2 cameras from your PC and view each camera from the XRay Vision software. Follow these instructions to set up the necessary hardware and software. ''Note: You should have
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==Setup==
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===Set Up the Transceiver===
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Make sure you have connected the transceiver module (model TM751) to a nearby power outlet. The outlet you use should not be too close to the back of your PC, as your PC may create some electrical noise that will reduce the range of the transceiver. Set the House Code (letter dial) on the transceiver to the letter you will use for your cameras.
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===Connect the Firecracker Computer Interface===
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The Computer Interface (model CM17A) uses wireless signals to transmit X10 control commands from the computer to the transceiver module included in the kit. Connect the Interface directly to your PC's serial port. If there is already a device connected to this port, unplug it, connect the Computer Interface, and then plug the other device into the connector on the CM17A. Important: Do not plug your mouse into the CM17A!
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===Set Up Your Cameras===
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Set the House and Unit code on the addressable power supply (model XM10A). All of the cameras should be set to the same letter (House) code, and each needs its own number (Unit) code. Plug the power supply into a free AC outlet. Connect its camera to the power supply. The camera should show on the TV. Adjust the antenna so that it points toward the antenna of the video receiver.
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When the camera is set up, turn it off using your CR12A Camera Scanning Remote or other X10 remote. Repeat these steps for each camera you are setting up. Make sure to choose a different Unit Code for each camera.
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===Configure Your Cameras in XRay Vision===
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Run XRay Vision. Right-click in the Program window and choose "Settings," and then "Preferences" from the pop-up menu. Click on the "Cameras" tab in the configuration window. Click on the "Add" button to create an entry for a camera. Click on the "Camera Code" box and enter the House and Unit code for your first camera. Make sure to enter the letter and number without a space between them. In the "Comment" box you can type a description or name for this camera. Repeat these steps for all the cameras you set up earlier.
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You are now ready to control your cameras through XRay Vision. Right-click in the XRay Vision window and choose "Camera." You will be able to select from your different cameras, or tell XRV to automatically switch between all of them.
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==Related Articles==
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[[Multiple Camera System Setup]]
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[[Troubleshooting Camera Switching]]
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[[Multiple Cameras with One Video Receiver]]
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Latest revision as of 18:31, 28 May 2014

Introduction

Your X10 multi-camera system allows you to control X10 XCam2 cameras from your PC and view each camera from the XRay Vision software. Follow these instructions to set up the necessary hardware and software. Note: You should have previously installed XRay Vision on your PC before starting these steps.


Setup

Set Up the Transceiver

Tm751 close.jpg


Make sure you have connected the transceiver module (model TM751) to a nearby power outlet. The outlet you use should not be too close to the back of your PC, as your PC may create some electrical noise that will reduce the range of the transceiver. Set the House Code (letter dial) on the transceiver to the letter you will use for your cameras.

Connect the Firecracker Computer Interface

Cm17aconnection.jpg

The Computer Interface (model CM17A) uses wireless signals to transmit X10 control commands from the computer to the transceiver module included in the kit. Connect the Interface directly to your PC's serial port. If there is already a device connected to this port, unplug it, connect the Computer Interface, and then plug the other device into the connector on the CM17A. Important: Do not plug your mouse into the CM17A!

Set Up Your Cameras

Set the House and Unit code on the addressable power supply (model XM10A). All of the cameras should be set to the same letter (House) code, and each needs its own number (Unit) code. Plug the power supply into a free AC outlet. Connect its camera to the power supply. The camera should show on the TV. Adjust the antenna so that it points toward the antenna of the video receiver. When the camera is set up, turn it off using your CR12A Camera Scanning Remote or other X10 remote. Repeat these steps for each camera you are setting up. Make sure to choose a different Unit Code for each camera.

Xm close.jpg Xm plug.jpg


Configure Your Cameras in XRay Vision

Run XRay Vision. Right-click in the Program window and choose "Settings," and then "Preferences" from the pop-up menu. Click on the "Cameras" tab in the configuration window. Click on the "Add" button to create an entry for a camera. Click on the "Camera Code" box and enter the House and Unit code for your first camera. Make sure to enter the letter and number without a space between them. In the "Comment" box you can type a description or name for this camera. Repeat these steps for all the cameras you set up earlier.

Xrv cams.gif

You are now ready to control your cameras through XRay Vision. Right-click in the XRay Vision window and choose "Camera." You will be able to select from your different cameras, or tell XRV to automatically switch between all of them.


Related Articles

Multiple Camera System Setup

Troubleshooting Camera Switching

Multiple Cameras with One Video Receiver