|For Pioneer DVD-V5000, 8000
|A basic system is composed of a DVD Controller (Museum
Technology Source Inc.'s DVD-204 or DVD-212), a DVD player (Pioneer Model
DVD-V7400, 5000, or 8000), and a television monitor. The DVD-204 Controller
allows for a choice of up to four video segments and the DVD-212 allows up
to twelve video segments from a DVD Disc. Both units allow for an additional
"Attract" or "Idle" segment to play when no segment has been chosen.
Single pole, normally open switches, such as pushbuttons mounted in exhibit
material, are plugged into the back of the 204 and 212 Controllers. If
pushbuttons are used, they may be illuminated to give visitors an indication
of which video segment is playing. Other such switches, such as motion
detectors, timers and, capacitance switches may also be used as inputs. The
Pioneer DVD Player is connected to the back of the Controller by an MTS
provided cable and the TV monitor is, in turn, connected to the Pioneer
Instructing the system on what part of the video is to be called up by each
button or activator is a painless task of following a straightforward menu
of prompts. These are available either on the television monitor itself, or
on the screen of a PC temporarily connected the Controller. Pressing the
rear panel "Program" button enters programming mode. A menu of simple
choices will appear on the screen of monitor or the PC, which permit the
assignment of particular video segments to particular buttons. A segment may
be either the chapter of the disc, or a section of the disc defined by a
start frame number and a stop frame number. Several other choices are
available-- such as button options which permit "Lockout" (where pressing
the button will not interrupt play) or "Interruptability" (where pressing
another button will cause the player to go to another segment). The DVD
Controllers have non-volatile EEPROM memories with programming software
resident in the controllers. Loss of power to the controller will not effect
the programmed information, and the controllers can be reprogrammed at any
time. For test and setup purposes, the front panel has illuminated
pushbuttons corresponding to those used by the visitor.
|Pioneer DVD-V7200, DVD-V7400, DVD-V5000, DVD-V8000DVD players
|1.5 high, 7.25 wide, 10 deep
|On Screen: uses player's character generator to bring up on-screen
menu. Start and stop frame numbers are memorized. PC: Frame or chapter
numters entered from PC using PC-9 Programming Cable.
|Plug-in UL listed power supply 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 10 Watts Supply
Output 12 Vdc 500 mA
|With accessory cable can synch up to 18 Pioneer DVD players.
|Inputs for four pushbuttons; automatic attract loop play
|Plays selected segment of disc when idle
|Two years parts and labor
|Buttons may be set to either lockout (segment playing must finish)
or Interruptable. Button 4 on DVD-204 may be configured as a reset
button-terminating the selection and returning to Attract Loop
|Four (DVD 204) RJ-11 connectors for normally open switch contacts.
Pushbuttons, Microwave visitor Sensor or Countdown Timer may be used.
Inputs optically isolated. 12VDC at 10mA
|12 VDC @ 300 mA available for button lamp. Transistor switched to
ground during play
|Frame: Pair of frame numbers represent start and stop points.
Chapter: Plays specified chapter
|Connection to Player:
|Via supplied cable. Players must be set to 9600 Baud