SmallHD User Guide

Wireless Pairing

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Pair a SmallHD TX Monitor or  Teradek TX Transmitter   to a SmallHD RX Monitor or Teradek RX  Receiver  following the steps below.

Enabling Pairing mode on the SmallHD Monitor(s)

Power on your SmallHD  and navigate left to access the Settings Menu.

Scroll down & click on INPUT options underneath INPUT/OUTPUT & ensure the input is set to WIRELESS.

Navigate downward to find the WIRELESS option under the ACCESSORIES category.

Click the joystick and select PAIRED TX/RX to enter pairing mode which will wait for a wireless signal from a compatible transmitter(TX) or Receiver (RX).  Do this on both the TX and RX if you are pairing two SmallHD monitors.

If a transmitter is already paired and you wish to unpair it, select where it says 'PAIRED TX/RX' and then click the option to 'UNPAIR'.

Pairing to a Teradek Device

First ensure your Teradek device is connected to DC power & a video source/destination via HDMI or SDI.

Power on the Teradek via the switch opposite the inputs:

Using a paperclip (or similar precision instrument) press the Reset button on the transmitter until the blue cloud LED begins to blink quickly:
*We recommend using BoltManager software on a computer for the pairing process.  You will need a Micro USB cable. and simply hit the pair button.

Select 'PAIR' on the monitor will begin pairing which typically takes 10-30 seconds but can take up to 3 minutes in the presence of heavy 5Ghz interference.

Wireless interference is a common culprit for pairing issues. If the red fault LED stops blinking without having paired, or the 703 Bolt indicates that pairing has failed - try and move to an area with less wireless traffic specifically in the 5Ghz spectrum (ie away from wifi routers, antenna masts, etc).  Once paired, the signal will be far less susceptible to issues caused by interference.

We also advise placing the devices around 1 Meter/ 3 feet apart from one other.

*Sometimes, removing the antennas before starting the pairing process and adding a single after the pairing process has started can help the units work through interference.

Congratulations, you're paired up and receiving a wireless signal!

You can confirm by navigating (joystick or swipe) down and in the upper left corner you will see the signal type  being sent or received with a green wireless icon.

Teradek Wireless Products compatible with SmallHD Wireless Monitors

The SmallHD Sidekick (SK) RX and 703 Bolt are compatible with:
Teradek Bolt 500 (+ LT & XT)

Teradek Bolt 1000 (+ LT & XT)

Teradek Bolt 3000 (+ XT)

Teradek ACE 500

The SmallHD 500 RX/TX series are compatible with:
Teradek Bolt 500 (+ LT & XT)

Teradek ACE 500


*You can only pair one RX to a TX at a time, you can have 4 RX units paired to a single TX.
*We recommend turning off all other wireless TX/RX units and work one at a time on set to help speed up the pairing process.

*Use Bolt-manager (on a computer) if on a Teradek product, it’s easier to Pair and be sure everything is up to date.

*Be sure both RX and TX units are up to date on the latest firmware. (You can update the Teradek unit via Bolt-manager).

*The region settings must match between all devices (USA, Europe, Japan Indoor, etc.).

To prevent interference when pairing a transmitter and receiver:

*Turn off all other transmitter/receiver sets, and only turn on the transmitter and single receiver you are trying to pair.

*Turn off any receivers that are already paired to the same transmitter. Only have the transmitter and the one receiver you're trying to pair turned on!

*Have the transmitter and receiver at least 3 feet or 1 meter apart -- do not place them right next to each other!

*Remove the Antennas before pairing.  Once you start the pairing process, add a single antenna to both the RX and TX.

*NOTE: Sometimes if there is a lot of interference in the area, it may take a few tries to get the units to lock, continue to try the pairing process.

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