The front panel of the GS2 Processor is used to relay a small but useful set of operational information using LEDs. As a general rule-of-thumb, flashing LEDs indicate a situation requiring attention or further investigation.
During standard operation, the front panel shows a green Status LED, a green Camera 1 LED, current calls, and current phases.
For TS1 cabinets, the first line of LEDs indicates observed greens with a green or red LED. The second line of LEDs indicates the calls being made. Both phases and calls are ordered from left-to-right, 1 through 16.
For TS2 or ITS cabinets, the first line indicates observed phases with a green, amber, or red LED. The calls LEDs indicate calls from the first enabled BIU. For example, if both BIU 1 and BIU 2 are enabled, the calls LEDs will only indicate those calls being made on BIU 1.
For a single camera operating normally, the Camera 1 status LED will be solid green and the Camera 2 status LED will be off. For a multiple camera system operating normally, both Camera 1 status and Camera 2 status LEDs will be solid green.
The following sequence shows the expected front panel display after powering-on the Processor.
When powered up, the front panel display will show a flashing amber Status and Camera 1 LED, phase states, and all call LEDs illuminated indicating recall.
The system will transition to a green status LED, indicating that the system has fully started, after about 45 seconds or less.
At this point, the system will continue to search for attached cameras, as indicated by the flashing amber Camera 1 status LED.
With properly connected and configured cameras, the system will transition to standard operation, as described previously, after about 7 minutes or less.
If you are configuring a system for the first time and have not yet published, the camera status LEDs will be a bit different. As shown below, a green status indicates that you have 1 or more new cameras that have not yet been configured.
During an update, the front panel will display a set of walking red, amber and green LEDs with all calls on.
DO NOT UNPLUG OR MANIPULATE THE SYSTEM DURING AN UPDATE. GS2 updates will often require the Processor to be put into a special programming mode that will power down all front panel LEDs and operate the fan loudly at its highest speed. This is expected. After roughly 30 seconds, the fan will return to normal speed and the phase LEDs will turn all red as the system exits the special programming mode.
When the update process is completed, the phase LEDs will turn all green to indicate that the update stick can be removed.
A camera or connectivity problem will be indicated with Camera 1 LED flashing red and Camera 2 LED turned off.
During camera replacement, the Camera 1 LED remains flashing red to indicate that a currently configured camera is missing. The Camera 2 LED will turn solid green when a new camera is online. This sequence will continue until all missing cameras have been replaced.
USB data syncing will be indicated by a green flashing status LED.
USB image syncing will be indicated by an alternating green and amber flashing pattern. The transition from the data sync pattern to the image sync pattern indicates that all data has been successfully synced to the connected USB drive and that you can disconnect it if you do not need to record images.