The VDX 404 Video Switch is now available. This unit accepts up to four NTSC video sources, and routes them to up to four video monitors. Any signal can be routed to any monitor without limitation - for example, one signal can be routed to all four monitors simultaneously, making the unit into a 4:1 splitter. The switching can be controlled by up to 12 external switches, such as blinker signals or rocker switches. The unit can also read the RV-C or SAE J1939 data bus to detect when the vehicle is in Reverse gear. And the unit can be controlled via RV-C.
All output signals are conditioned and buffered. No other hardware is required for a full-featured, high-quality system.
The unit is configured using RV-C and the Omniscope tool.
The typical application is for routing rear and side cameras to multiple dash monitors. The unit easily manages the switching of signals according to whether the RV is in reverse or the blinkers are active. Other applications include switching GPS displays to multiple monitors and routing camera signals to the main televisions for security purposes.
One of the virtues of RV-C is that it allows us unlimited latitude in designing the user experience. The best example we can offer is the HMStv. This unique device uses a simple IR Remote Control to allows the user to control every feature of the RV-C network. And it provides a spectacular NTSC television output to let the user monitor his system on any television. The HMStv is easier to use and more impressive than the proprietary systems used in million-dollar bus conversions, but at a small fraction of the cost.
SilverLeaf will custom-program the HMStv for the specific coach application. The background artwork is field-upgradable, which means that individual RV owners can further customize their systems. HMStv is comes with an easy-to-use remote, and is compatible with almost all universal remote controls.
Think of it as an Electronic Control Unit for the RV. Just as the ECU in the engine controls and coordinates all its important functions, the TM-102 manages all the major RV systems. It monitors and controls the tank levels, inverter/charger, generator, batteries, water pump, and many other pieces. It can be configured to provide a wide variety of intelligent features, such as tank autofill, automatic genstart, chassis battery charging, safety interlocks, and even full climate control. It is fully RV-C compliant, and can be configured with the OmniScope RV-C service tool.
The TM-102 is a fundamental part of an full-featured RV-C network. It can be combined with any control panels and other RV-C components to create a powerful, customized system.