Installing The unit
The VOB contains no logging equipment of it's own, and as such, mounting horizontally is not essential. While this may be the case, it is still important to securely fix the VOB to stop any damage from it bouncing around. This can be done with BluTak™ or Velcro pads, or if you wish for a permanent fixture, the mounting lugs supplied with the VOB. Please note that a permanent fixture may damage the interior of the vehicle.
The VOB draws it's power through the Data Logging Unit, using the serial connection.
Connecting the VOB
The VOB requires 3 connections, one to the Data Logging Unit, one to the video input source (video camera) and one to the video output device (video recorder or live monitor). The connection to the Data Logger is via an RS-232 connection. The video connections are BNC type connectors.
The video input can be from any video camera, as long as it has an output to a BNC connector. The video output can be to any video recording or display device. The Serial port must be connected through an RS-232 female-female cable to the AX22 or the DL1 and a RS232 to a 12 pin Binder 423 Series Male Bulkhead for the DL2. For more information on the DL2 connectors, click here. The serial connection also powers the unit.
Once you have connected the VOB to your DL1/DL2, it will display a default set of readings. You will need to run the VOB Configuration Tool, and put the VOB.DAT file on the compact flash card, insert it into your DL1/DL2, and power up the units. This will transfer the configuration file to the VOB, which will then store it in it's memory, and display the data the way you configured it.