ActionMedia II Adapter/A
Jumpered [1 2] 3 An RGB Overlay Cable is installed and connected to the system's primary video source. Analog keying is supported.
Jumpered 1 [2 3] The Delivery Board is configured for digital keying. A VGA Feature Connector Cable should be connected between the Delivery Board and the VGA connector on a VGA board or motherboard.
NOTE: Only one type of keying should
NOTE: The ActionMedia II Display requires a 16 or 32-bit expansion slot with a video expansion
Single monitor configurations, operating in either VGA 640x480 non-interlaced or in XGA (TM) 1024x768 interlaced modes, are supported when the text and graphics information provided by the host PS/2 may be overlaid on the images provided by the ActionMedia II
display adapters. In these configurations, the keying of the overlay is controlled by the output of the host graphics adapter, such that a zero (black) output results in the host information becoming
transparent to the images provided by the ActionMedia II adapter.
A dual-monitor configuration is also supported, with one monitor used for the host's graphics adapter and a second monitor used for the images provided by the ActionMedia II display adapters, but that does not allow any host text or graphics overlay.
With the addition of the ActionMedia II Capture Option, the display adapter's capabilities are extended to include the capturing and digitization of audio and of analog video input signals
conforming to either NTSC or P.A.L. television standards, allowing such signals to be monitored on the PS/2 display screen, captured as still frames, or compressed in real time using the DVI Technology Real Time Video capability.
The ActionMedia II Display Adapter/A 2MB can be installed in PS/2 machine
types 8555, 8557, 8565, 8570, 8573*, 8580, 8590, 8595, and the 7546 Industrial
Computers. Use of the ActionMedia II Audio Video Kernel requires
a minimum of 4MB of system memory. If additional OS/2 applications
are required to run in the PS/2, then a
Supported graphics adapter and monitor cabling
IBM OS/2 Version 1.3 is required for the installation of the Audio Video
Kernel Version 1.0 device drivers.
The Audio Signal output connector is a 3.5mm standard stereo jack output connector. An amplifier, or active speakers can be attached to the ActionMedia II Display Adapter/A. The input impedance of the headphones or speakers should be at least 600 Ohms to match the output impedance. Use of a lower impedance devices may cause a POST error and a reduction in audio quality.
If you are going to use sound, a stereo amplifier or self-amplified stereo device that can accept standard LINE-level audio output (0-2.0 Vp-p.) from the Delivery Board. The audio device must have an input impedance level of approximately 10 KOhms or greater.
Headphones are generally low-impedance devices. To use headphones, plug them into an audio amplifier rather than directly into the Delivery Board socket.
Auxiliary Video Output Connector
The Auxiliary Video Output Connector (4-way DIN) allows connecting an ActionMedia II Adapter to an S-VHS (also referred to as Y-C) video recorder or similar device. NOTE: A cable is not supplied with the option.
II Video Cable connector
RGB Overlay System (Analog Keying)
Audio/Video Capture Connector
The Audio/Video Capture Connector (8-way DIN) is only required when the Capture Option is installed.
Capture cable connector
Capture Connector Pinout
Audio Source Device that provides
data at one of these levels:
When configuring a PS/2 System with ActionMedia II, it may be necessary to limit the utilization of the system expansion slots to avoid the possibility ov overloading the 12 volt power supplies.
If the ActionMedia II Display Adapter/A is being installed with the ActionMedia II Capture Option then, besides the slot for the ActionMedia II Display Adapter/A, it is necessary to have a minimum of either:
One empty expansion slot, or One expansion slot occupied by an option card not requiring +12 Vdc or -12 Vdc power. As a guide, it may be assumed that option cards providing networking or communication support are likely to require +12Vdc or -12Vdc power.
ActionMedia II Board Power Requirements
AM2DRV.EXE: v2.12 driver files for Win 3.x. Indeo(TM) Video v2.12, Indeo(TM) YVU9 Video, PLV v2.0, and AVS.
AM2SET.EXE: (v2.10). Setup and configuration
AM2DOC.PDF: Hardware installation guide
AM2SFTDC.PDF: Installation and troubleshooting for Win 3.x
AVSAVI.EXE: Windows program which converts some AVS into AVI files.
am2os21.exe 558 Kb OS2 device driver v1.2 1/2
am2os22.exe 450 Kb OS2 device driver v1.2 2/2
am2win1.exe 271 Kb Windows driver v1.2, 1/2
am2win2.exe 463 Kb Windows driver v1.2, 2/2