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GeoStamp+® with GPS: On-screen composite video character and graphic GPS overlay

$379.00 / $399.00

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Description:

GeoStamp+® with GPS is an on-screen composite video overlay device that overlays GPS (Global Positioning System) latitude, longitude, heading (track), speed, altitude, date, and time onto any incoming NTSC or PAL composite video source such as a color video camera.  In addition to displaying GPS information, GeoStamp+® with GPS can also display a user defined message as well as real-time distance and bearing to a user defined waypoint.  GeoStamp+® with GPS produces a self-generated screen if no video input source is available.  GeoStamp+® with GPS includes a high precision internal GPS receiver and an external antenna.

 

 


 

 

$379.00 - Includes cigarette plug and external GPS antenna
$399.00 - Includes cigarette plug, wall power supply, external GPS antenna, PC serial cable, and gsLayout+ disc
 
 

Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/4"
  • Weight:  9.3 oz.
  • RoHS compliant: Yes
  • Input voltage: 7.0 to 14.0 volts DC (210 ma max.)
  • DC plug: 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm, center tip positive
  • Operating temperature: -40C to +85C (extended temperature range standard)
  • Video format: Composite video
  • Video level: 1 volt peak to peak
  • Video impedance:  Input 75 ohm, output 75 ohm resistively terminated
  • Speed format: MPH, KPH, and knots
  • Altitude format: Feet and meters
  • Heading (track) format: Compass cardinal points (e.g. NW) and degrees
  • Time format: UTC with user time zone adjustment
  • Date format: mm/dd/yy and dd/mm/yy
  • User custom message length: 10 characters

     

    Internal GPS Receiver Specifications:

  • Receiver: L1 C/A code, 65-channel
  • Position Accuracy: 2.5 meters CEP
  • Velocity Accuracy: 0.1 meters/sec
  • Time Accuracy: 300ns
  • Startup Time: 29 second warm/cold start under open sky (average)
  • Sensitivity: -161dBm tracking
  • Update Rate: 1, 2, 4, 5 Hz (1 Hz default)
  • Dynamics: 4G (39.2m/sec2)
  • Operational Limits: Altitude < 18,000 meters and velocity < 515 meters/sec (simultaneously)
  • External Antenna: Active, 3.3 or 5.0 Volts DC with gain up to 30dB and noise figure less than 2db

     

     

    Connections:

    GeoStamp+® with GPS has five connectors

     

    Connector

    Hookup

    VIDEO IN (optional)

    • Attach noise free NTSC or PAL composite video source
    • Leave disconnected for self-generated video output

    VIDEO OUT

    • Attach to video monitor, DVR, video transmitter, etc.

    PC

    • Attach to PC using male to female DB-9 serial cable
    • Pin 2 - Serial out (from GeoStamp+® with GPS)
    • Pin 3 - Serial in (to GeoStamp+® with GPS)
    • Pin 5 - Ground

    GPS ANTENNA

    • Attach to GPS antenna with SMA male connector
    • 3.3 or 5.0 Volts DC antenna only

    DC IN

    • +7.0 to +14 volts DC
    • 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm DC coax plug, center tip positive

     

     

    Dip Switch Configuration:

    GeoStamp+® with GPS comes configured for NTSC video format and a 1 Hz (once per second) GPS update rate.  To reconfigure these settings GeoStamp+® with GPS has 4 internal dip switches.  To access the dip switches disconnect all cables from the GeoStamp+® with GPS unit then remove the 2 screws from the rear of the enclosure.  After removing the rear panel and bezel the circuit board will slide out.

     

    DIP #

    Description

    1 & 2

    GPS Update Rate
           DIP 1     DIP 2     Rate
           OFF       OFF         1 Hz
           OFF       ON          2 Hz
           ON        OFF         4 Hz
           ON        ON          5 Hz

    3

    NTSC or PAL video format         
           OFF = NTSC
           ON = PAL

    4

    Firmware flash update
           OFF = Normal operation
           ON = Firmware flash mode

    Note: DIP switch inputs are only checked during power-up.

     

    On-Screen Menu Configuration:

    At any time press the "MENU" button to enter the on-screen menu configuration.  The "UP”, “DOWN”, and “ENTER" buttons move the cursor and change the settings.  All configuration information is stored in non-volatile memory so information is retained even with loss of power to the GeoStamp+® with GPS unit.

     

    Main Menu:

    Menu Option

    Action / Setting

    Enable GPS Overlay

    • ON - Display the overlay text
    • OFF - Pass video through without displaying the overlay text

    Display Options Menu...

    Display the Options Menu

    Field Formatting Menu...

    Display the Field Formatting Menu

    Save Changes and Exit

    Save changes and exit the Main Menu

    Discard Changes and Exit

    Discard changes and exit the Main Menu

     

    Display Options Menu:

    Menu Option

    Action / Setting

    Screen Layout

    Select an on-screen GPS field layout format

    • Standard - Fields are displayed on the top and bottom of the screen
    • Top - Fields are displayed on the top of the screen
    • Bottom - Fields are displayed on the bottom of the screen
    • Left - Fields are displayed on the left side of the screen
    • Right - Fields are displayed on the right side of the screen
    • Custom - Field layout is configured via gsLayout+ application

    Backgnd Frame

    • ON - Draw a background frame behind the overlay text
    • OFF - Do not draw a background frame behind the overlay text

    Show Status

    • ON - Display the GPS receiver status on-screen
    • OFF - Do not display the GPS receiver status on-screen

    Show Altitude

    • ON - Display altitude on-screen
    • OFF - Do not display altitude on-screen

    Show Ranging

    • ON - Display range and bearing to waypoint on-screen
    • OFF - Do not display range and bearing to waypoint on-screen

    Show User Msg

    • ON - Display the user defined message on-screen
    • OFF - Do not display the user defined message on-screen

    User Message

    Enter an optional 10 character on-screen message

    • MENU button to decrement cursor position
    • ENTER button to increment cursor position
    • UP / DOWN buttons to cycle through characters

    Download Custom Layout

    Download a custom field layout via the gsLayout+ application

    Main Menu

    Return to Main Menu

     

    Field Formatting Menu:

    Menu Option

    Action / Setting

    Altitude

    • Meters
    • Feet

    Speed

    • Knots
    • KPH
    • MPH

    Heading

    • Degrees (e.g. 90)
    • Compass (e.g. NW)

    Ranging

    • Meters
    • Feet

    Date

    • mm-dd-yy
    • dd-mm-yy

    UTC Offset

    Time offset from UTC (-12 through +12) e.g. -5 is EDT

    • ENTER button to increment value

    Main Menu

    Return to Main Menu

     

    gsLayout+ GPS Field Layout Utility:

    In addition to the GeoStamp+® with GPS built-in on-screen GPS field layout formats (e.g. standard, top, etc) custom GPS field layout screens can be created using gsLayout+, a powerful Windows PC based GPS field layout utility.  The gsLayout+ utility manages positioning and formatting of all the on-screen GPS fields.  The user configurable information is uploaded from the PC to the GeoStamp+® with GPS unit via an RS-232 serial cable.  All uploaded information is stored in the GeoStamp+® with GPS device's non-volatile memory.

     

    gsLayout+ system requirements:  Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system or later with minimum 1024 x 768 video screen resolution and one RS-232 serial port (or USB to RS-232 converter).

     

    To install gsLayout+ insert the Intuitive Circuits Utilities disc and run setup.exe located in the gsLayout+ folder.  Follow the installation instructions.

     

    To download gsLayout+ go to the Intuitive Circuits secure download page at http://www.icircuits.com/store/downloads_secure.php  Please contact tech support for login and password information.

     

    Download the gsLayout+.zip file, unzip the file into a temporary folder and run setup.exe.  Follow the installation instructions.  After the installation is complete the temporary folder can be removed.

     

    The gsLayout+ program shortcut is located on the computer desktop and in the Start>>Programs>>Intuitive Circuits folder.

     

     

     

     

    Operation:
    After power is applied GeoStamp+® with GPS performs the following operations:

    1. Establish communications with the attached GPS receiver
    2. Wait for the GPS receiver fix with a minimum of 4 satellites
    3. Update the on-screen fields after each valid NMEA GPRMC and GPGGA sentence is received from the internal GPS receiver
    4. Check for “MENU”, “UP”, and “DOWN” button presses

    At any time press the "MENU" button to enter the on-screen menu configuration. 

     

    Status Icon:

    If the “Show Status” option is enabled (by default) the following icons may appear:

     

    Icon

    Status

    clock

    No or invalid communications with the internal GPS receiver

    satdish

    The internal GPS receiver does not have a satellite fix

     

    “GPS Fix” LED:
    The “GPS Fix” LED illuminates when the attached GPS receiver has a fix with a minimum of 4 satellites.  A GPS fix is required for on-screen GPS information to update. 

     

    Distance and Bearing to Waypoint:
    If the “Show Ranging” option is enabled then real-time distance and bearing information from the current location to the user defined waypoint is displayed in real-time.


    At any time while there is a GPS fix press the “UP” button to set the current location as the waypoint.  Pressing the “DOWN” button will clear the waypoint.  It is not necessary to clear the waypoint before setting it again.

    Trouble Shooting Tips:

    Problem

    Solution

    Green Power LED will not illuminate
    GeoStamp+® with GPS will not turn on

    • Verify power supply output (7.0 to 14 volts DC)
    • Verify polarity of supply to GeoStamp+® with GPS
    • Verify the internal fuse is good

    Blinking Clock icon
    No GPS information on-screen or fields do not update

    • No valid communications with internal GPS receiver
    • Verify external GPS antenna attached

    Blinking Satellite Dish icon
    Yellow “GPS Fix” LED off
    No GPS information on-screen or fields do not update

    • The internal GPS receiver does not have a satellite fix
    • Verify external GPS antenna attached
    • Verify a clear view to the sky
    • Wait up to 4 minutes for initial GPS receiver fix

    On-screen text is difficult to read

    • Verify that the GeoStamp+® with GPS “VIDEO IN” has a noise free video signal
    • Enable the Background Frame in the Display Options Menu

     

     

    Warranty & Service:

    If the product fails to perform as described in our product description or specification, within 1 year from the date of shipment to the buyer, we will repair or replace the product and/or accessories originally supplied. Failure due to improper installation, misuse, abuse or accident is not covered by this warranty. Incidental and consequential damages are not covered by this warranty. The buyer must first obtain a Return Material Authorization number by calling (248) 588-4400, or send email to support@icircuits.com. Ship the defective product (with RMA number) to Intuitive Circuits, 3928 Wardlow Ct., Troy, MI 48083, freight prepaid.

     

    $379.00 - Includes cigarette plug and external GPS antenna
    $399.00 - Includes cigarette plug, wall power supply, external GPS antenna, PC serial cable, and gsLayout+ disc

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