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SightLine Company Policy and Sales Documents

  • Exports Summary
  • Explanation of non-ITAR export controls and policies for SightLine products.
  • RMA Summary
  • Return Material Authorization policy and steps customers will follow when a return of equipment is indicated by our technical support team.
  • Volume Discounts
  • Explains how customers can get best possible pricing by using higher volume POs but with generous delivery schedules
  • Warranty
  • Warranty information for SightLine products

Setup Procedures, Upgrade Utilities, and Troubleshooting

  • EAN-Firmware Upgrade Utility
  • Outlines the steps for installing and running the Upgrade Utility to manage the firmware, parameter, license and other program files critical to hardware and software functions.
  • EAN-Managing the Parameter File
  • Outlines the differences between dynamic and non-dynamic parameter file settings and how to correctly save them to the board. Also guides customers through steps to recover operation by resetting the processor parameter file.
  • EAN-Using WinSCP
  • Guidance for using the WinSCP tool which is used for accessing the processors using a serial port.
  • EAN-Optimizing Performance
  • Describes how to use the performance graph features to measure processing
    and latency on the 1500-OEM and 3000-OEM boards.

1500 / ICDS / Drawings / 3D Models

1500-OEM Related Hardware Interface Control
Document (ICD)
Drawings 3D Model
OEM Processor ICD-1500-OEM 1500-OEM (Rev E) 1500-OEM (Rev C) OEM Board (Rev E) STEP OEM Board (Rev C) STEP
SOM Processor ICD-1500-OEM NA Must be requested from LogicPD
System Interface Board – Bench ICD-1500 Adapter Boards SLA-1500-AB SLA-1500-AB STEP
System Interface Board – Micro ICD-1500 Adapter Boards SLA-1500-mAB SLA-1500-mAB Board STEP
System Interface Board – Nano TBD SLA-1500-nAB SLA-1500-nAB Board STEP
Sony Cameras Interface Board ICD-1500 Adapter Boards SLA-1500-SONY SLA-1500-SONY (exploded) SLA-1500-SONY Board STEP
Hitachi Camera Interface Board TBD SLA-1500-HITACHI SLA-1500-HIT Board STEP
HDMI Camera Interface Board ICD-1500-HDMI SLA-1500-HDMI SLA-1500-HDMI Board STEP
Camera Link Camera Interface Board ICD-1500-CL SLA-1500-CL SLA-1500-CL STEP
FPC Ribbon Interface Board – OEM Side TBD TBD TBD
FLIR Boson – FPC Adaptor Board TBD TBD TBD
FFC ribbon Interface Board – OEM Side ICD-1500 Adapter Boards SLA-1500-FFC (Rev C) SLA-1500-FFC STEP
DRS Tamarisk – FFC Adaptor Board – Camera Side ICD-FFC Camera Interfaces SLA-FFC-DRS FFC-DRS uAB EXPLODED SLA-FFC-DRS STEP
FLIR Quark – FFC Adaptor Board – Camera Side ICD-FFC Camera Interfaces SLA-FFC-QRK FFC-QRK uAB EXPLODED SLA-FFC-QRK STEP
MicroHard Radio Interface Board ICD-1500-RAB SLA-1500-RAB SLA-1500-RAB STEP
Ethernet Switch Board ICD-1550-eAB ICD-1500-eAB SLA-1550-eAB SLA-1550-eAB STEP
Enclosure Options ICD-1500-ENC ICD-1500_PENC SLA-1500-ENC SLA-1500-ENC STEP

3000 / ICDS / Drawings / 3D Models

3000-OEM Related Hardware Interface Control
Document (ICD)
Drawings 3D Model
OEM Processor ICD-3000-OEM 3000-OEM3000-OEM Assembly 3000-OEM STEP
System interface board – Bench ICD-3000 Adapter Boards SLA-3000-IO SLA-3000-IO STEP
Dual analog camera input board ICD-3000 Adapter Boards SLA-3000-AB SLA-3000-AB STEP
HDSDI camera Input board ICD-3000 Adapter Boards SLA-3000-HDSDI-IN SLA-3000-HDSDI-IN STEP
Sony cameras interface board ICD-3000 Adapter Boards SLA-3000-SONY SLA-3000-SONY STEP
Hitachi camera interface board ICD-3000 Adapter Boards SLA-3000-HITACHI SLA-3000-HITACHI STEP
HDMI camera interface board ICD-3000 Adapter Boards SLA-3000-HDMI 3000-HDMI STEP
Camera Link camera interface board ICD-3000 Adapter Boards SLA-3000-CL SLA-3000-CL STEP
FPC ribbon interface board – OEM side TBD TBD TBD
FLIR Boson – FPC adaptor board TBD TBD TBD
FFC ribbon interface board – OEM side ICD-3000 Adapter Boards SLA-3000-FFC SLA-3000-FFC STEP
DRS Tamarisk – FFC adaptor board ICD-FFC Camera Interfaces SLA-FFC-DRS SLA-FFC-DRS STEP
FLIR Quark – FFC adaptor board ICD-FFC Camera Interfaces SLA-FFC-QRK SLA-FFC-QRK STEP
FLIR TAU2 – FFC adaptor board ICD-FFC Camera Interfaces SLA-FFC-TAU SLA-FFC-TAU STEP
HDSDI Output board ICD-3000 Adapter Boards SLA-3000-HDSDI-OUT SLA-3000-HDSDI-OUT STEP
USB/GPIO board ICD-3000 Adapter Boards SLA-3000-USB SLA-3000-USB STEP
Base Plate and Heatsink TBD TBD Base Plate STEP

Camera Configuration and Digital Video Input Support

  • EAN-Camera Compatibility
  • Complete list of supported cameras for both the 1500 and the 3000. It also outlines required interface boards.
  • EAN-1500 Hitachi
  • Setup and configuration information for the Hitachi block cameras.
  • EAN-FLIR Cameras
  • Setup and configuration information for the FLIR Tau, Quark, and Boson LWIR cameras.
  • EAN-Imperx-Cameras
  • Setup and configuration information for the the Imperx B1921C camera
  • EAN-TVP7002
  • Provides information on configuring a 3000 system to acquire digital video from a TVP7002 interface.

Network Interfaces

  • EAN-Network Configuration
  • Overview and tip related to network connections. How to set a static IP address for the SLA-1500 and SLA-3000. How to set additional telemetry network destinations.
  • EAN-Video Management Software
  • Reviews third party Video Management Software (VMS) packages that connect and receive video from SightLine products.
  • EAN-Ground Control Stations
  • How to configure SLA video processor boards for sending out a RTP-H264 video stream for the Mission Planner and QGround Control software.

Encoding and Decoder Compatibility

  • EAN-Encoding
  • Outlines SightLine’s encoding capabilities and library support of motion imagery standards for streaming video and metadata. It also covers encoding options, compatible decoders, and encoding configuration settings.
  • EAN-Gstreamer Decoder
  • Configuration settings to stream H.264 video data to a host system and how to configure GStreamer to decode and display the stream.
  • EAN-Metadata
  • Describes commands used to set MISB metadata fields for SightLine products.
  • EAN-Using VLC
  • Network settings for streaming to the VLC media client.

Other System Interfaces. GPIO, Serial, Radio, GPS, Etc.

  • EAN-GPIO-and-I2C
  • Describes how to configure GPIO lines to work with a custom ARM application that triggers the video processing boards to take a snapshot or start a video recording using a button. It also covers how to send commands through the boards for communicating with I2C devices. Requires version 2.21 firmware (or higher).
  • EAN-Setup-1500-RAB
  • Describes how to configure the SightLine hardware for Microhard radio integration.

Video Processing Functions. Detection, Tracking, Recording Enhancement, Etc.

  • EAN-False Color
  • Overview and settings for configuring false color on video.
  • EAN-Blending
  • Describes how to use blending features to combine elements from an Infrared (IR) camera and Visible (EO) camera.
  • EAN-File Recording
  • Configurations to record video or snap shots to either the onboard MicroSD card or to an external FTP drive.
  • Landing Aid Pattern
  • Download the Landing Aid pattern in various formats (.jpg) (.ai) (.pdf) (.psd)

Software Support Documentation

  • IDD- 2.24
  • IDD – SightLine Protocol Help PDF – latest Version
    (see Software Downloads page for previous versions)
  • Panel Plus User Guide
  • Provides descriptions of all the settings in the Panel Plus application. (Located in the Panel Plus application in the Help menu.)
  • EAN-Script Development Guide
  • How to use the Lua Scripting language to develop functions that can be run on the ARM processor of the 1500 or 3000.