HD Ground Monitor

Version 2022.02.09

Open Ground Monitor Changelog


0) Welcome

Thank you for purchasing the Ground Monitors set from HD Emergency.

If you are experiencing any problems with your product, please be sure that you have read this manual in its entirety and you fully understand its contents.
If at any point this manual does not help you please join the HD Emergency Equipment and supplies group and ask your question within the group chat.
Alternatively you can also join the HD Discord Server and ask your question in the #helpdesk channel.

We hope you enjoy your product from HD Emergency! Thank you for the support!

1) Specifications


- full Mesh build
- includes Combination-Nozzle and Smoothbore Model
- large Supply Line intake
- up to 1000 GPM flow
- ability to reposition
- with access control
- color customization

2) Main Menu

2.1 Manual

This button will give you a link to the online Manual, which you are reading right now.

2.2 Gear HUD

This equipment is compatible with the HD Gear HUD, which is distributed by a centralized server within Second Life.
To get a copy of the latest version simply select 'Gear HUD' in the main menu.
The Gear HUD offers a series of buttons to easily access some of the ground monitor features.
The buttons will be visible while you are seated to control the monitor. For more information on the features of the Gear HUD please consult the HD Fire System 2 Manual.

2.3 Move

If you want to easily reposition the ground monitor without using the Second Life Build Tools then you can use the Move option to do so.
This will activate a phantom mode for the ground monitor and it will follow the movements of your avatar.
Simply walk to where you need to setup the ground monitor and click on the nozzle part to place it back on the ground.
The phantom mode will automatically deactivate once the Move mode has been exited.

3) Owner Only

3.1 Color

The Color Menu gives you the option to change the primary color of the Ground Monitor.
You can either choose one of the available color options or select 'Custom' to enter your custom color.
The color can be entered in various formats:
Vector: R G B or R,G,B or within range [0,255] or [0.0,1.0]

3.2 Access

This menu allows you to change the permissions on who can operate the Ground Monitor.
You may set the Access to Owner, Group or Everyone.
Group includes all members of the group that the Ground Monitor is set to.
The Move option is only available to other Avatars than the owner if the Restrict Access option is set to 'No'.

3.3 Restrict Move

This option allows you to make the Move Option only available to the owner of the ground monitor.
Simply click the button to switch between the different modes.

4) Features

4.1 Controls

In order to directly control the Ground Monitor right click on it and select 'Control'.
The following keyboard keys are used:
- Arrow Keys to change the direction
- Page Down to toggle the intake valve
- Page Up to toggle fog pattern (if available)
Alternatively you can use the Gear HUD to control the Ground Monitor.

4.2 Flow

The range and effectiveness of the water stream is based on the flow of water that is supplied to the ground monitor.
This is purely controlled and influenced by the source of the water.

4.3 Model

This set of Ground Monitors comes with two separate models:
- HD Monitor CombiNozzle
- HD Monitor Smoothbore
The CombiNozzle model has a Combination Nozzle that allows to switch between a straight stream and several angles for fog patterns.
The Smoothbore model only has a straight stream, but features a slightly higher range and effectiveness against fires.

4.4 Fog

This option is only available for the CombiNozzle model.
By pressing Page Up you can switch between the different angle settings for the fog pattern and the straight stream.
The following angles are available: 30°, 45°, 60°
Activating the fog pattern gives a wider angle of attack, but reduces the effectiveness on greater range.

5) Feedback

Please report all bugs, issues and feature suggestions via:
Instant Message or Notecard to Lares Carter.
Or the HD Website Forms for Suggestions and Bug Reports.

Thank you for your support.