|The old saying, "a picture is worth a
thousand words" applies very well here. The only problem
is the quality of the image I was able to get and the
right angle at the right time, and lighting conditions. By
lighting conditions I mean that the MADAR unit would have
to be photographed in the dark during an alert in order to
be able to show the blue LED, which is where we get the
term "code blue". But by clearing off the top of the
metal storage unit and backing away with the camera you
can see the MADAR is mounted in the corner of my office,
which is the Command Center. It is also the farthest I can
get away from the rest of the equipment and E-M sources.
The 4x10 shelf is attached to the top of the brick mould
which is the wainscoat all around the room. Please note:
The MADAR unit must be mounted flat. Note that the DAS is
about a foot away in the corner of the top shelf of the
The little shelf with the MADAR device is all the way to the left on top of the trim. Disregard the wire at the upper left. It is a relay cable line going to the other side of the room and is used to trigger other equipment from the green relay contacts on top of the MADAR. Most of you won't need this.
You are looking at the side of the MADAR where the power adaptor plugs in the microjack on the left. That's where the red LED is I couldn't shoot. If the MADAR is not on, none of the LEDs will be on, but you can see the amber LED below the Ethernet cable that plugs into the unit's only RJ45 cable jack on the right. This flashes and shows internet activity, and can sometimes flash green. Next to that RJ45 jack are 4 USB ports. You can use any of these for the DAS (alarm box). Shown above is the black DAS line at upper right.
Note, my power adaptor has a line swich so I don't have to unplug the MADAR at any time. So all three lines coming from the right are tethered to the trim by a nylon strap.
The HDMI jack to the right of the power jack for the power adaptor is not used in this MADAR application. But be advised, DO NOT USE the USB ports to run any other device or charge any other device. The one exception is something we have high hopes to add to the MADAR, a geiger counter so that the background readings can be listed on the spreadsheet.