Documentation

The following sections provide access to a wealth of information to assist in the understanding, use, and integration of SightLine video processors. Refresh this page often to ensure you are getting the latest document updates.

Documentation Map/Index

All EANs and ICDS by Function

All EANs and ICDs From A to Z

Setup and configuration information for the AGS720P Global Shutter camera.

Guidance for developing applications that can be run on the ARM processor of the 1500-OEM or 3000-OEM.

Guidance for developing applications that can be run on the ARM processor of the 4000-OEM.

Describes how to use blending features to combine elements from an Infrared (IR) camera and Visible (EO) camera.

Complete list of supported cameras for 1500, 3000, and 4000 hardware platforms. It also outlines required interface boards.

Allows customers to externally switch multiple cameras connected to individual inputs on the 1500-OEM and 3000-OEM.

Describes the process of training a classifier using Caffe deep learning framework software.

Describes PC setup and example code compilation options provided in the SLA-PC-Examples file.

Covers how to set up the 3000-OEM and 4000-OEM as a decoder.

Guidelines regarding the parameters used for the various detection modes.

How to configure the SightLine hardware for digital video input.

Setup and configuration information for the DRS Tamarisk LWIR cameras.

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.

Overview of the enhancement methods used to improve the contrast and defined edges in streaming video.

Describes how to set up serial communications for cameras, GPS or other payload devices from SightLine hardware.

Overview and settings for configuring false color on video.

Configurations to record video or snap shots to either the onboard MicroSD card or to an external FTP drive.

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.

Setup and configuration information for the FLIR Tau, Quark, and Boson LWIR cameras.

Setup and configuration information for FLIR Neutrino cameras.

Describes how to upgrade the FPGA driver firmware on 1500-OEM (Rev E and later) video processing boards.

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).

How to configure SLA video processor boards for sending out a RTP-H264 video stream for the Mission Planner and QGround Control software.

Configuration settings to stream H.264 video data to a host system and how to configure GStreamer to decode and display the stream.

Setup and configuration information for the HDMI cameras.

Setup and configuration information for Hitachi block cameras.

Configurations for capturing thermal data.

Describes commands used to set MISB metadata fields for SightLine products.

Describes how to configure the SightLine’s Landing detection capability.

Guidance for implementing custom lens command and control drivers.

Download the landing pattern in various formats (.jpg) (.ai) (.pdf) (.psd)

Configuration for control of motorized zoom and focus lenses.

Setup and configuration information for MIPI camera modules.

Overview and tips related to network connections. How to set a static IP address for the 1500, 3000, and 4000 hardware platforms.

Describes how to use the Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC) and Dead Pixel Removal (DPR). This function helps to improve the video and imaging quality from an IR camera.

Outlines the steps to recover the 1500-OEM, 3000-OEM and 4000-OEM. This process is useful when an OEM board is either not working as designed or is not communicating.

Describes how to use overlay tools to modify, enhance, and create overlay graphics in Panel Plus.

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.

Describes how to use the performance graph features to measure processing and latency on the 1500-OEM and 3000-OEM boards.

Overview and guidance related to RTSP networking.

Setup and configuration information for the SCD Mini Blackbird camera.

This document provides information and steps for developing and running custom scripts in Lua.

Setup and configuration information for the Sony block cameras.

Setup and configuration information for the Sony FCB-ER series cameras.

An overview of how to use video stabilization to remove the jitter (shake) from a video source.

Setup guide provides initial setup and test procedures for the 1500-OEM video processor.

Setup guide provides initial setup and test procedures for the 3000-OEM video processor.

Setup guide provides initial setup and test procedures for the 4000-OEM video processor.

Describes an example project using SightLine software, hardware, and camera interface to create a control loop system that moves a camera so that the tracked object remains in the center of the scene.

Guidelines for setting Tracker Parameters.

Network issues and other common problems setting up the video processing boards.

Provides information on configuring a 3000 system to acquire digital video from a TVP7002 interface.

Setup and configuration information for USB3 USB Video Class Cameras (UVC).

Network settings for streaming to the VLC media client.

Guidance for using the WinSCP tool which is used for accessing the processors using a serial port.

Reviews third party Video Management Software (VMS) packages that connect and receive video from SightLine products.

Describes power requirements, thermal management, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 1500-OEM video processing board.

System interface boards provide options for network interfacing, serial ports, and GPIO. Camera interface and adapter boards provide an interface from the camera to OEM.

Describes power requirements, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 1500-ENC and 1500-PENC enclosures.

Describes power requirements, thermal management, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 3000-OEM video processing board.

System interface boards provide options for network interfacing, serial ports, and GPIO. Camera interface and adapter boards provide an interface from the camera to OEM

Describes power requirements, thermal management, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 4000-OEM video processing board

Describes power requirements, thermal management, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for SLA-FFC and SLA-FPC camera interface boards

Software Focused Documents

Video Processing Functions

Describes how to use blending features to combine elements from an Infrared (IR) camera and Visible (EO) camera.

Guidelines regarding the parameters used for the various detection modes.

Overview of the enhancement methods used to improve the contrast and defined edges in streaming video.

Overview and settings for configuring false color on video.

Configurations to record video or snap shots to either the onboard MicroSD card or to an external FTP drive.

Configurations for capturing thermal data.

Describes how to configure the SightLine’s Landing detection capability.

Describes how to use the Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC) and Dead Pixel Removal (DPR). This function helps to improve the video and imaging quality from an IR camera.

Describes how to use overlay tools to modify, enhance, and create overlay graphics in Panel Plus.

An overview of how to use video stabilization to remove the jitter (shake) from a video source.

Guidelines for setting Tracker Parameters.

Additional

Download the landing pattern in various formats (.jpg) (.ai) (.pdf) (.psd)

Startup Guides and Troubleshooting

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.

Outlines the steps to recover the 1500-OEM, 3000-OEM and 4000-OEM. This process is useful when an OEM board is either not working as designed or is not communicating.

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.

Describes how to use the performance graph features to measure processing and latency on the 1500-OEM and 3000-OEM boards.

Setup guide provides initial setup and test procedures for the 1500-OEM video processor.

Setup guide provides initial setup and test procedures for the 3000-OEM video processor.

Setup guide provides initial setup and test procedures for the 4000-OEM video processor.

Network issues and other common problems setting up the video processing boards.

Guidance for using the WinSCP tool which is used for accessing the processors using a serial port.

Additional

Guidance for developing applications that can be run on the ARM processor of the 1500-OEM or 3000-OEM.

Guidance for developing applications that can be run on the ARM processor of the 4000-OEM.

Camera Compatibility

Setup and configuration information for the AGS720P Global Shutter camera.

Complete list of supported cameras for 1500, 3000, and 4000 hardware platforms. It also outlines required interface boards.

Allows customers to externally switch multiple cameras connected to individual inputs on the 1500-OEM and 3000-OEM.

How to configure the SightLine hardware for digital video input.

Setup and configuration information for the DRS Tamarisk LWIR cameras.

Setup and configuration information for the FLIR Tau, Quark, and Boson LWIR cameras.

Setup and configuration information for FLIR Neutrino and Neutrino LC cameras.

Configuring the FPGA on the 1500-OEM

Setup and configuration information for the HDMI cameras.

Setup and configuration information for Hitachi block cameras.

Configuration for control of motorized zoom and focus lenses.

Setup and configuration information for MIPI camera modules.

Setup and configuration information for the SCD Mini Blackbird camera.

Setup and configuration information for the Sony block cameras.

Setup and configuration information for the Sony FCB-ER series cameras.

Provides information on configuring a 3000 system to acquire digital video from a TVP7002 interface.

Setup and configuration information for USB3 USB Video Class Cameras (UVC).

Additional

Describes power requirements, thermal management, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 1500-OEM video processing board.

System interface boards provide options for network interfacing, serial ports, and GPIO. Camera interface and adapter boards provide an interface from the camera to OEM.

Describes power requirements, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 1500-ENC and 1500-PENC enclosures.

Describes power requirements, thermal management, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 3000-OEM video processing board.

Describes power requirements, thermal management, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 4000-OEM video processing board.

System interface boards provide options for network interfacing, serial ports, and GPIO. Camera interface and adapter boards provide an interface from the camera to OEM.

Video Encoding and Decoding

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.

Covers how to set up the 3000-OEM and 4000-OEM as a decoder.

Configuration settings to stream H.264 video data to a host system and how to configure GStreamer to decode and display the stream.

Describes commands used to set MISB metadata fields for SightLine products.

Overview and guidance related to RTSP networking.

Network settings for streaming to the VLC media client.

Reviews third party Video Management Software (VMS) packages that connect and receive video from SightLine products.

Networking

Describes how to set up serial communications for cameras, GPS or other payload devices from SightLine hardware.

How to configure SLA video processor boards for sending out a RTP-H264 video stream for the Mission Planner and QGround Control software.

Overview and tips related to network connections. How to set a static IP address for the 1500, 3000, and 4000 hardware platforms.

Additional

Overview and guidance related to RTSP networking.

Reviews third party Video Management Software (VMS) packages that connect and receive video from SightLine products.

Customer Application Development

IDD – SightLine Protocol Document – latest Version (see Software Releases page for alternate formats and previous versions available for download)

Guidance for developing applications that can be run on the ARM processor of the 1500-OEM or 3000-OEM.

Guidance for developing applications that can be run on the ARM processor of the 4000-OEM.

Describes the process of training a classifier using Caffe deep learning framework software.

Describes PC setup and example code compilation options provided in the SLA-PC-Examples file.

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).

Guidance for implementing custom lens command and control drivers.

This document provides information and steps for developing and running custom scripts in Lua.

Describes an example project using SightLine software, hardware, and camera interface to create a control loop system that moves a camera so that the tracked object remains in the center of the scene.

Additional

Configurations to record video or snap shots to either the onboard MicroSD card or to an external FTP drive.

Hardware Focused Documents

1500 / ICDs / Drawings / 3D Models

1500-OEM Related Hardware

Interface Control Document (ICD)

Drawings

3D Model

1500-OEM SOM Processor

NA

Must be requested from Beacon EmbeddedWorks

1500-OEM System Interface Board – Bench

1500-OEM System Interface Board – Micro

1500-OEM System Interface Board – Nano

Camera Link Camera Interface Board

FPC Ribbon Interface Board – OEM Side

FFC Ribbon Interface Board – OEM Side

FLIR Boson – FPC Adapter Board – Camera Side

DRS Tamarisk – FPC Adapter Board – Camera Side

FLIR TAU2 – FPC Adapter Board – Camera Side

3000 / 4000 / ICDs / Drawings / 3D Models

3000 / 4000-OEM Related Hardware

Interface Control Document (ICD)

Drawings

3D Model

FPC Ribbon Interface Board – OEM Side

FFC Ribbon Interface Board – OEM Side

FLIR Boson – FPC Adapter Board – Camera Side

DRS Tamarisk – FFC Adapter Board – Camera Side

DRS Tamarisk – FPC Adapter Board – Camera Side

FLIR Quark – FFC Adapter Board – Camera Side

FLIR TAU2 – FFC Adapter Board – Camera Side

FLIR TAU2 – FPC Adapter Board – Camera Side

SCD 100 – Camera Link over Micro Coax (KEL) – Camera Side

LYN-60-x – Camera Link over Micro Coax (KEL) – Camera Side

4000-OEM Heatsink Bracket

NA

4000-OEM Recovery / Debug

NA

NA

External System Interfaces

Describes power requirements, thermal management, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 1500-OEM video processing board.

System interface boards provide options for network interfacing, serial ports, and GPIO. Camera interface and adapter boards provide an interface from the camera to OEM.

Describes power requirements, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 1500-ENC and 1500-PENC enclosures.

Describes power requirements, thermal management, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 3000-OEM video processing board.

Describes power requirements, thermal management, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for the 4000-OEM video processing board

System interface boards provide options for network interfacing, serial ports, and GPIO. Camera interface and adapter boards provide an interface from the camera to OEM

Describes power requirements, thermal management, interface specifications, and connector pinouts for SLA-FFC and SLA-FPC camera interface boards

Additional

Guidance for developing applications that can be run on the ARM processor of the 1500-OEM or 3000-OEM.

Guidance for developing applications that can be run on the ARM processor of the 4000-OEM.

Describes how to set up serial communications for cameras, GPS or other payload devices from SightLine hardware.

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).

Company Policy and Sales Documents

RMA / Warranty / Shipping and Payment Terms

Return Material Authorization policy and steps customers will follow when a return of equipment is indicated by our technical support team.

Warranty information for SightLine products

Shipping and payment terms used for our purchase processes

Products Overview / Volume DIscounts

Slide deck summary of SightLine products and applications.

Explains how customers can get best possible pricing by using higher volume POs but with generous delivery schedules

SightLine Product License / Exports Summary

End user license agreement (EULA) for use of SightLine products

Explanation of non-ITAR export controls and policies for SightLine products.