Samsara: Two Camera Systems

The Samsara Solution has an Analog Camera Connector device that allows the connection of an external analog video signal for recording. Pro-Vision has multiple component options that add vision capabilities to the Samsara Solution by providing rear and side video coverage and the integration of a driver-facing, in-vehicle display.

There are multiple two-camera solutions available:

  • PV-2CAM-2CH – Left Side and Right Side Cameras

  • PV-2CAM-2CH-MON – Left Side and Right Side Cameras with Display

  • PV-2CAM-4CH – Left Side and Right Side Cameras (Also supports 2 additional cameras)

  • PV-2CAM-4CH-MON – Left Side and Right Side Cameras with Display (Also supports 2 additional cameras)

See below for more information about the installation, setup, and use of the systems.


PV-2CAM-2CH – Left Side and Right Side Cameras

This kit allows two side cameras to be connected to the Samsara system for recording in a split-screen configuration. Camera power supply is independent of the Samsara components, but the USB interconnect cable between the Multiplexer and Vehicle Gateway allows the cameras to power on whenever the Samsara Vehicle Gateway is on.

Note: The green ignition signal input on the Multiplexer is not used for this solution as the USB connection to the Vehicle Gateway manages power on/off.

Includes

(2) Side Cameras, (2) Camera Extension Cables, (1) 2Ch Multiplexer, and (1) Multiplexer Power Harness

Samsara Recorded View

  • Passenger side camera view on the left
  • Driver side camera view on the right

A picture containing text, sky, outdoor, road

Description automatically generated

Multiplexer On-Screen Display (OSD)
The multiplexer overlays the titles “PASSENGER” and “DRIVER” over the images to identify the cameras for the viewer in the Samsara Interface. When the monitor image is mirrored as described above for proper viewing, the titles will also be mirrored. The on-screen titles can be disabled by double-pressing the button on the multiplexer next to the power cable. Double press the button again to re-enable.
Video Output Format Switch
The multiplexer is preset to output SD video for compatibility purposes. The button located next to the power input cable must be used to change the output format to allow HD recording by the Samsara Camera Connector. To switch mode to HD, press and hold the button for 5 seconds. To switch back to SD mode, press and hold the button again for 5 seconds. If the mode is not set to HD, video will be recorded in the Samsara solution in SD.

For more details on the Multiplexer and installation, see Multiplexer Overview (2 CH and 4 CH)
For more side camera and installation details, see AHD Side Camera
For more information about the Samsara components and configuration, see Samsara Products


PV-2CAM-4CH – Left Side and Right Side Cameras (Expandable)

This kit allows two side cameras to be connected to the Samsara system for recording in a split-screen configuration. The camera power supply is independent of the Samsara components, but the USB interconnect cable between the Multiplexer and Vehicle Gateway allows the cameras to power on whenever the Samsara Vehicle Gateway is on. This kit has additional inputs to allow up to two (2) additional cameras to be added later.

Note: The green ignition signal input on the Multiplexer is not used for this solution as the USB connection to the Vehicle Gateway manages power on/off.

Includes

(2) Side Cameras, (2) Camera Extension Cables, (1) 4Ch Multiplexer, and (1) Multiplexer Power Harness

Samsara Recorded View

  • Passenger side camera view on the left
  • Driver side camera view on the right

A picture containing text, sky, outdoor, road

Description automatically generated

Multiplexer View Mode Setup

After the system is installed and on, press and hold the “SET VIEW” button on the side of the multiplexer for 3 seconds to set the video output to the two (2) camera split-screen configuration.

Multiplexer On-Screen Display (OSD)

The multiplexer overlays the titles “PASSENGER” and “DRIVER” over the images to identify the cameras for the viewer in the Samsara Interface. When the monitor image is mirrored for proper viewing, the titles will also be mirrored. The on-screen titles can be disabled by double-pressing the “SET VIEW” button on the multiplexer. Double press the “SET VIEW” button again to re-enable.

For more details on the Multiplexer and installation, see Multiplexer Overview (2 CH and 4 CH)
For more side camera and installation details, see AHD Side Camera
For more information about the Samsara components and configuration, see Samsara Products


PV-2CAM-2CH-MON – Left Side and Right Side Cameras with Display

This kit allows two side cameras to be connected to the Samsara system for recording in a split-screen view using a multiplexer. The cameras are connected to a display for viewing and can be manually selected by the driver. The optional turn signal trigger inputs allow the display to automatically show the triggered side camera view when turning. The optional reverse trigger input allows the display to automatically show the camera view when backing up. Camera power supply is independent of the Samsara components, but the USB interconnect cable between the Multiplexer and Vehicle Gateway allows the cameras to power on whenever the Samsara Vehicle Gateway is on.
Note: The green ignition signal input on the Multiplexer is not used for this solution as the USB connection to the Vehicle Gateway manages power on/off.

Includes

(2) Side Cameras, (2) Camera Extension Cables, (1) 2Ch Multiplexer, (1) Multiplexer Power Harness, (1) Monitor Power Harness, (1) Monitor, and (1) Monitor Mount

Video Splitter Cable

The Video Splitter Cable (P/N: PD-1456) allows video and audio signals from a camera to be split and output to two (2) devices. The cable is commonly used to allow a camera to be sent to a Multiplexer or DVR for recording and to a monitor for full screen viewing by the driver. The cable can be installed inline on any camera cable. The camera can only be powered by one of the devices, so one of the outputs is colored red and labeled “DVR” to show the connector that is providing power to the camera.

Samsara Recorded View

  • Passenger side camera view on the left
  • Driver side camera view on the right

A picture containing text, sky, outdoor, road

Description automatically generated

Monitor Live View

  • Passenger or Driver side view (selectable or triggered)

Note: Image must be mirrored in the monitor settings for proper view.

Monitor Image Mirroring
When viewing an image from a rear facing camera on a monitor, it is necessary to have that image mirrored for proper viewing by the driver. The rear camera is connected to the CAM2 (blue) input on the monitor and that input will need to be mirrored. After installation is completed, turn on the monitor and press the “M” button twice to get to the “DISPLAY” menu. The CAM1 option should be selected. Press the “Δ” button once to select CAM2, then press the “+” button to change it from “NORMAL” to “MIRROR”. The menu will close automatically after a few moments of inactivity. 
Multiplexer On-Screen Display (OSD)
The multiplexer overlays titles over the images to identify the cameras for the viewer in the Samsara interface. When the monitor image is mirrored as described above for proper viewing, the titles will also be mirrored. The on-screen titles can be disabled by double-pressing the button on the multiplexer next to the power cable. Double press the button again to re-enable.
Video Output Format Switch
The multiplexer is preset to output SD video for compatibility purposes. The button located next to the power input cable must be used to change the output format to allow HD recording by the Samsara Camera Connector. To switch mode to HD, press and hold the button for 5 seconds. To switch back to SD mode, press and hold the button again for 5 seconds. If the mode is not set to HD, video will be recorded in the Samsara solution in SD.

For more details on the Multiplexer and installation, see Multiplexer Overview (2 CH and 4 CH)
For more side camera and installation details, see AHD Side Camera
For more details about the display component's functions and installation, see 7" - 3 Channel Monitor
For more information about the Samsara components and configuration, see Samsara Products


PV-2CAM-4CH-MON – Left Side and Right Side Cameras with Display (Expandable)

This kit allows two side cameras to be connected to the Samsara system for recording in a split-screen view using a multiplexer. The cameras are connected to a display for viewing and can be manually selected by the driver. The optional turn signal trigger inputs allow the display to automatically show the triggered side camera view when turning. The optional reverse trigger input allows the display to automatically show the camera view when backing up. Camera power supply is independent of the Samsara components, but the USB interconnect cable between the Multiplexer and Vehicle Gateway allows the cameras to power on whenever the Samsara Vehicle Gateway is on. This kit has additional inputs to allow up to two (2) additional cameras to be added later.

Note: The green ignition signal input on the Multiplexer is not used for this solution as the USB connection to the Vehicle Gateway manages power on/off.

Includes

(2) Side Cameras, (2) Camera Extension Cables, (1) 4Ch Multiplexer, (1) Multiplexer Power Harness, (1) Monitor Power Harness, (1) Monitor, and (1) Monitor Mount

Video Splitter Cable

The Video Splitter Cable (P/N: PD-1456) allows video and audio signals from a camera to be split and output to two (2) devices. The cable is commonly used to allow a camera to be sent to a Multiplexer or DVR for recording and to a monitor for full screen viewing by the driver. The cable can be installed inline on any camera cable. The camera can only be powered by one of the devices, so one of the outputs is colored red and labeled “DVR” to show the connector that is providing power to the camera. 

Samsara Recorded View

  • Passenger side camera view on the left
  • Driver side camera view on the right

A picture containing text, sky, outdoor, road

Description automatically generated

Monitor Live View

  • Passenger or Driver side view (selectable or triggered)

Note: Image must be mirrored in the monitor settings for proper view.

Monitor Image Mirroring
When viewing an image from a rear facing camera on a monitor, it is necessary to have that image mirrored for proper viewing by the driver. The rear camera is connected to the CAM2 (blue) input on the monitor and that input will need to be mirrored. After installation is completed, turn on the monitor and press the “M” button twice to get to the “DISPLAY” menu. The CAM1 option should be selected. Press the “Δ” button once to select CAM2, then press the “+” button to change it from “NORMAL” to “MIRROR”. The menu will close automatically after a few moments of inactivity. 
Multiplexer On-Screen Display (OSD)
The multiplexer overlays titles over the images to identify the cameras for the viewer in the Samsara interface. When the monitor image is mirrored as described above for proper viewing, the titles will also be mirrored. The on-screen titles can be disabled by double-pressing the button on the multiplexer next to the power cable. Double press the button again to re-enable.
Video Output Format Switch
The multiplexer is preset to output SD video for compatibility purposes. The button located next to the power input cable must be used to change the output format to allow HD recording by the Samsara Camera Connector. To switch mode to HD, press and hold the button for 5 seconds. To switch back to SD mode, press and hold the button again for 5 seconds. If the mode is not set to HD, video will be recorded in the Samsara solution in SD.

For more details on the Multiplexer and installation, see Multiplexer Overview (2 CH and 4 CH)
For more side camera and installation details, see AHD Side Camera
For more details about the display component's functions and installation, see 7" - 3 Channel Monitor
For more information about the Samsara components and configuration, see Samsara Products

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