M2T Transmitter Channel Monitor View

This is the place to monitor channel activity when connected to receivers.

The view can be used in two ways. The first is to show all channels for all frames in the session. To do this, select the Session icon in the tree view.

All channels in the session are shown in a tabbed view with channels divided into groups depending on the screen size and zoom level of the application. In this combined view they are numbered as channels 1 - 4.

The second way is to show only the channels for a single frame. To do this, select a frame icon in the tree view.

All channels for the selected frame are shown in a tabbed view with channels divided into groups depending on the screen size of the application. In this single frame view they are numbered as 1 - 6.

To configure channel settings, double click a channel to open the Edit Channel Settings dialog.

Name, Band:Block and Frequency

This LCD style indicator shows the channel name, frequency band, frequency block,  frequency of operation in MHz and the "hex code" for the channel.

The "hex code" for the channel is provided as an aid for for frequency coordination with legacy Lectrosonics transmitters.

Hint - The M2T tunes over  6 of our traditional 25.6MHz frequency "blocks", covering our frequency bands A1 and B1. The combination of bands A1 and B1 is designated as band "A1B1". Both Band and Block numbers are displayed along with the frequency for each channel. In the example shown here we see "A1B1:Blk 470" for the 471.900MHz operating frequency in Block 470.

 

 

 

 

 

The channel name font size can be changed. To do this, right click, and choose the Channel Name menu item.

Select a font size from the list.

In this example the size has been changed to Large. The frequency band and block information no longer appears.

Audio Input Channel Names

This indicator shows the audio channel names.

These can be changed in the Channel setup dialog.

RF Carrier Status

This indicator shows the RF power level and on/off status.

The power level is indicated as follows:

10mW

25mW

50mW

Off

Fault

The word "Off" will appear if the carrier is turned off. An exclamation mark (!) will appear in the case of a RF hardware fault.

RF Carrier On/Off

This button turns the RF carrier on and off.

It is a toggle. When the RF carrier is off, the button reads "RF ON" (as seen above). When the RF carrier is on, the button reads "RF OFF".

Audio Input Mute

These buttons mute or unmute the audio input.

It is a toggle. When one or both of the audio inputs are muted, the bezel turn yellow.

Audio Input Level

These meters show the input audio level in dB referenced to the nominal level. This level is defined by the choice of input level scale, either +4 dBu or -10 dBu.

The bars light green for input audio levels below the nominal level (0 dB). The bars will light yellow when the input voltage exceeds the nominal level.

This LED style clip indicator lights red when the input audio reaches the clipping level.

Input levels must be adjusted so that this indicator never lights during operation.

An audio meter Peak Hold feature is available. To use it, right click on the Session icon in the tree view and choose Audio Meter Peak Hold from the popup menu:

Select Set Peak Hold to enable the feature. When done, select Clear Peak Hold to restore normal operation. This setting applies to all audio meters in the session. The peak hold function includes clipping indications.

Warnings and Alarms

The bezel around a channel control changes color to indicate trouble or that input audio is muted. In the tree view, the same color is applied to the channel in the frame icon.

Zoom In/Out

Use the key combination Ctrl-Plus to zoom in, Ctrl-Minus to zoom out.

The view will adjust to show as many channels as possible for the zoom level. Here the view has been zoomed out to see all 4 channels in the Session.

Tip - If you have a touch screen, two-finger zoom in and zoom out gestures work also.