Broadcast Tools SS 16.4 Specifications

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Installation and Operation Manual
SS 16.4
Sixteen Input, Quad Output Stereo Audio Matrix Switcher
Firmware Version 1.28 or above
Manual update 02/06/2015
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SS 16.4 Installation and Operation Manual
Table of Contents
Section Title
Page #
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Who to Contact for Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Product Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Installation Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Setting Operation “Dip” Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Power-Up Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Macro Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Mounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Power Supply Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connecting Inputs/Outputs/Relays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Adjusting Input and Output Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Input Channel Expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Remote Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Serial Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Connecting the RS-232 Serial Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Serial Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Set-up Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Output Port Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Pulse Stretcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
“PIP” Connector Digital Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for your purchase of a Broadcast Tools® SS 16.4 Sixteen Input,
Quad Output Stereo Audio Matrix Switcher (referred to as the SS 16.4
throughout this manual). We’re confident that this product will give you many
years of dependable service. This manual is intended to give you all the information needed to install and operate the Broadcast Tools® SS 16.4.
SAFETY INFORMATION
CAUTION!
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Products, as with any
electronic device, can
fail without warning.
Do not use this product
in applications where a
life threatening condition
could result due to failure.
Only qualified personnel should install Broadcast Tools® products. Incorrect or
inappropriate use and/or installation could result in a hazardous condition.
WHO TO CONTACT FOR HELP
If you have any questions regarding your product or you need assistance, please contact your distributor from whom you purchased this equipment.
NOTE:
This manual should be
read thoroughly before
installation and operation.
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Broadcast Tools® SS 16.4 provides matrix audio switching of 16 stereo inputs
to 4 stereo plus 4 monaural outputs. Matrix switching allows any/or all inputs to be
assigned to any/or all outputs. The SS 16.4 may be controlled via front panel switches, contact closures, 5-volt TTL/CMOS logic and/or the multi-drop RS-232 or RS485 serial port. Installation is simplified with removable screw terminals (Euro).
PRODUCT FEATURES
• True matrix switching, any or all inputs may be assigned to any or all outputs.
• Three switching modes. Interlock, overlap and mix.
– Logic functions via microprocessor and non-volatile memory
– Internal audio activity/silence sensors monitor all four-output channels.
Each is equipped with front panel “ACT” LED indicators; adjustable
alarm delay and restore duration. Sensitivity is factory set at -34db.
• Front panel input selection switches are provided for each input channel
with separate output indicator LED’s
• Power-up selection of inputs to outputs, mute or last source selected.
• Sixteen user configured macros
• Most configuration options via rear panel dipswitches.
• 24 input GPI port (Remote Control or PIP) with LED indicator.
• 16 open collector channel status outputs or programmable via burst
commands.
• 8 spst relay outputs. Programmable via burst commands.
• Multi-turn input level controls.
• Single turn output level controls
• Electronically balanced stereo inputs.
• Electronically balanced stereo and monaural outputs.
• Remote control of front panel functions and status.
• Multidrop RS-232 or RS-485 serial port with data activity LED.
• Multiple units may be cascaded to expand inputs.
• Depluggable screw (EURO) terminals for ALL connections.
• 2-RU chassis
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Front Panel:
The SS 16.4 is a 2 - RU device (19”w x 3.50”h x 10”d). The front panel supports
23 selection switches and 72 LED indicators.
Rear Panel:
Installation is simplified with pluggable screw terminal connectors. The SS 16.4
may be pre-wired and installed in minutes. The multi-drop RS-485 and RS-232
modular connection and a 5-pin DIN power connector is provided for the supplied
universal power supply.
Switches:
Twenty-three pushbutton switches (The “PGM” switch is hidden) that may be used
to mute or select audio inputs and output channels. Sixteen macros may also be
programmed and selected. The input channels may be programmed for the following operations:
• Overlap - Overlap one audio source with another while the button for the second source is held down. Both channels will be fed to the output until the second button is released, at which time the first audio source will be switched off.
• Mix - May connect more than one input at a time to any given output - Push
once to connect input, again to disconnect.
• Interlock - Connecting one input to any output disconnects all other inputs from
that output.
LED Indicators:
The SS 16.4’s 72 front panel LED indicators provide operational display of the following information:
• Four indicators per input channel display which output channel the input is connected.
• Unit power and serial data activity.
• “PIP” Parallel Input Port active, indicating any change with the 24 input “Pulse
Stretcher” ports.
• Four audio activity LED’s and detectors.
• SS 16.4 selected or active indicates that the multi-drop RS-232 or RS-485 serial port has been addressed.
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Controls
Audio Inputs:
Each of the 16 stereo inputs are balanced bridging (20kΩ) at a nominal line level of
+4dBu. Sufficient gain is provided for unbalanced consumer level products.
Multi-turn level controls are provided for each channel. Terminating resistors may
be added to the connector, if needed.
Audio Outputs:
The SS 16.4 provides four selectable balanced stereo outputs. Four balanced monaural outputs are also provided which follow their respective stereo outputs.
“ACT” Audio Activity Sensor:
The SS 16.4 contains individual audio activity sensors, which may be used as silence
sensors for each of the four stereo output channels. For each channel, a detector
monitors the sum of each stereo channel. The factory default time delay and restore
delay is set at 10 seconds, with a fixed signal threshold of -32dB. Upon silence
detection for the user-selected time, the “ACT” indicator is extinguished for the
duration of silence and serial “ACT” status is sent. When audio returns and the
restore time delay has expired, the front panel “ACT” LED will illuminate and serial “ACT” status is sent. The “ACT” may be programmed for:
• Number of seconds of silence that must be present before an alarm state is
reached.
• Number of seconds of audio presence after an alarm state before the “ACT”
LED illuminates.
PIP Input:
The Parallel Input Port (GPI) with the Programmable Pulse Stretcher provides 24
pulse-stretched parallel 5-volt TTL/CMOS compatible inputs. The inputs are pulled
high to 5 volts through a 20kΩ resistor and are activated by pulling the input to
ground for a minimum of 40ms or longer. These inputs supply status to any serial
polling device (when the unit ID is set to 0, no polling of inputs is required). For
all PIP inputs, a pulse of specified minimum input duration (000 to 2.55 Seconds)
causes the status to go true until the end of the input pulse. The pulse width may vary
between the specified value and 10 ms less than that value. This allows the polling
computer more time to detect an input change.
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“Open Collector” Status Outputs, 16 Port Output Control
The SS 16.4 provides sixteen open collector status outputs. The status outputs may
be configured to operate in one of three modes:
• The status outputs follow the associated channel.
• The status outputs a one-second pulse when the associated channel is selected.
• Burst mode control
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Relay Outputs, 8 Port Output Control:
The SS 16.4 contains 8 spst (normally open) relays. Each relay may be latched on,
latched off or pulsed on by serial burst commands. The relay “pulse” time may be
set from zero to 9.9 seconds. The default pulse length is one second.
Serial Communication:
The SS 16.4’s serial communication may be configured for either multi-drop RS232 or RS485, allowing up to 8 - SS 16.4’s on the same computer’s serial port.
Burst mode allows a computer or ASCII terminal to control and interrogate the unit.
This section defines all burst mode commands. Each burst mode command starts
with an asterisk (“*”). Next is a single decimal digit that corresponds to the unit
(ID) address 0-3. Following that are one or more ASCII characters specifying the
command. No carriage-return or line-feed is required to terminate the command
except for those few commands of variable length, if the maximum length is not
sent. If acknowledgements are enabled, successful commands are responded to
with “RRR” while errors get an “EEE” response. The syntax of each command is
given below. The syntax shows the command exactly as it should be sent, except that
lower case characters represent values that should be substituted:
User Programming:
The SS 16.4 programming is stored in non-volatile memory. Configurations are set
with selection dipswitches and computer commands.
Inspection:
Please examine your SS 16.4 carefully for any damage that may have been sustained
during shipping. If any is noted, please notify the shipper immediately and retain
the packaging for inspection by the shipper. The package contains the SS 16.4,
“Lump in the line” power transformer, Installation manual, reversed modular serial
cable and the 9-pin D-Sub (S 9) adapter.
Setting Operation “DIP” Switches:
The SS 16.4 is equipped with an 8-position “PGM” DIP Switch. The DIP Switch
specifies 2 bit unit ID, baud rate, audio modes (mix, interlock, overlap), power up
modes, remote control and other features listed below. The dipswitch (SW 24) is
located on the rear panel.
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DIP (SW-24) Switch Functions
Switch Default
Number Setting
Function
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Add 1 to Address (base address is 0)
Add 2 to Address (base address is 0)
Baud Rate: 00 - 9600, 01 - 2400, 10 - 19200, 11 - 38400
Baud Rate: 00 - 9600, 01 - 2400, 10 - 19200, 11 – 38400
Switching Mode
Switching Mode
Power up mode (Off = User programmable)
Remote Control Mode (ON = Enables PIP)
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
Address (ID) DIP Switches
SW24 – 1
SW24 – 2
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
ID
ID
ID
ID
ID
Baud Rate DIP Switches
SW24 - 3
SW24 – 4
OFF
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
Baud Rate
9600
2400
19200
38400
=
=
=
=
0
1
2
3
Audio Switching Mode DIP Switches
SW24 - 5
SW24 – 6
Mode
OFF
OFF
Overlap
ON
OFF
Interlock
OFF
ON
Interlock
ON
ON
Mix
Power up/Last source DIP Switch
SW24 – 7
Function
OFF
User Programmable
ON
Last Source(s) selected
PIP/Remote
SW24 - 8
OFF
ON
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Mode DIP Switch
Function
Remote Control
PIP enabled
Front Panel Switches
Switch(es)
Function
1-16
Channel Inputs
Output 1,2,3,4
Output selector
MUTE
Mutes selected channel
MACRO
Selects up to 16 Macro’s
Hidden “PGM”
Special programming functions
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INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
Operation
Action
Hold down the
Output 1 button
Push the
Channel Button
Hold down the
Output 2 button
Push the
Channel Button
Hold down the
Output 3 button
Push the
Channel Button
Hold down the
Output 4 button
Push the
Channel Button
Result
Channel is connected to output 1. To mute the active
channel, simultaneously hold down the mute switch and
press the desired input channel button.
Channel is connected to output 2. To mute the active
channel, simultaneously hold down the mute switch and
press the desired input channel button.
Channel is connected to output 3. To mute the active
channel, simultaneously hold down the mute switch and
press the desired input channel button.
Channel is connected to output 4. To mute the active
channel, simultaneously hold down the mute switch and
press the desired input channel button.
Power-Up Feature, user programmable: To select a channel configuration at power-up:
1 - Verify that dipswitch 24-7 is OFF.
2 - Select the desired input and output channel configuration.
3 - Press and hold the hidden “PGM” button with a non-metallic object.
4 - Press the output 1 button.
5 - The macro LED will flash for 2 seconds.
6 - Release both switches.
7 - Your power up configuration is saved.
Power-Up Feature, last source selected:
1 – Verify that dipswitch 24-7 is ON.
2 – The SS 16.4 will power up with whatever channel configuration was present
at power off.
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Macro Feature:
To program a macro, set the input/output configuration desired, press and hold
the hidden “PGM” button with a non-metallic object and the macro button, then
press the desired input channel button.
To recall a macro, press the macro button and any one of the desired stored
macro’s using the input channel buttons.
To clear a macro, turn off all channels, then press and hold the hidden “PGM”
button with a non-metallic object and the macro button, then press the desired input
channel button.
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Mounting:
The SS 16.4 is designed to be rack mounted in a standard 19” rack, (2 – RU). It
should be mounted in an area that is accessible from the rear and preferably away
from sources of heat. We recommend before permanently installing the SS 16.4,
you bench test and become familiar with the operation of the unit.
Power Supply Connection:
Insert the universal AC input, multi-voltage DC switching power supply’s 5-pin DIN
connector into the power receptacle on the rear panel of the SS 16.4. When ready,
plug the power supply into the appropriate AC receptacle. CAUTION! Only use
the power supply provided with this product.
Connecting The Audio Inputs, Outputs, PIP, remote control inputs and
OC/Relays:
The SS 16.4 interfaces to your audio equipment through depluggable rear panel
screw terminals. Refer to the supplied connection template. Remove each screw
terminal, strip each conductor, insert the conductor into the terminal and screw down
the capture screw. The terminals accommodate wire sizes from 16 - 28 AWG solid
or stranded wire. Connections may be made to the + and - inputs for balanced operation, or to the + input and grounding the - side for unbalanced input operation.
Connections can be made to the + and - outputs for balanced operation, or to the +
output and ground for unbalanced output operation.
It is recommended that all cables connected to the SS 16.4 be looped through ferrite
cores to suppress RF. Surge protection with RF filtering such as the Tripp Lite
“ISOBAR 4” is also suggested for the power transformer. The purchase of an inexpensive uninterruptible power supply (UPS) will provide back up in case of power
outages. Check out our web site for lightning protection links.
CAUTION!
Never connect either
the + or - outputs to
ground. The input
impedance is high,
600Ω terminations may
be installed on the connector.
Installation of the SS
16.4 in high RF environments should be
performed with care.
Shielded cable is suggested for all control,
audio inputs and outputs. All shields should
be tied to the “CHASSIS GROUND” terminal. The station
ground should be connected to the chassis
ground screw (CH1)
located behind J1 as
viewed from the rear.
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Adjusting Input and Output Levels:
Once the input and output connections have been made, the input levels can be set.
The switcher is factory set for unity. Maximum input levels should be limited to +
27dbu. Should input levels need to be changed, they are accessible from the rear
panel. Each input trimmer has one adjustment per channel. Output adjustments
must be made internally on the main circuit board. The controls are labeled “Output
Levels”.
NOTE:
Refer to the grid and
rear panel diagram on
page 19.
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Input Channel Expansion:
Input expansion may be accomplished by connecting a shielded cable between the
first units EXT 1+ input terminal and the second units + unbalanced output. The
shield should be connected to the ground terminal. Follow the same procedure for
the EXT +1 right channel. The above example provides 32 inputs, with the first unit
providing the main output.
Remote Control:
Most front panel functions of the SS 16.4 may be remote controlled via removable
screw terminals located on the rear panel. The SS 16.4 accepts momentary contact
closures, open collector or 5-volt TTL/CMOS logic levels. Open collector status
and relays are provided.
Serial Interface:
The Serial Interface is jumper selectable. It uses either a multi-drop RS-232 transceiver, or a RS-485 transceiver. It is assumed to always be in a multi-drop configuration. Software does not distinguish between RS-232 and RS-485 operation. It
always switches both transceivers between transmit and receive mode.
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Front panel LED indicators:
Front Panel LED’s
Number
Activation Event/Mode
Activation Behavior
Of LED’s
16 Green
State of Connection
On if connected
Inputs connected to
Output 1
Inputs connected to
Output 2
Inputs connected to
Output3
Inputs connected to
Output 4
Power Status
16 Red
State of Connection
On if connected
16 Yellow
State of Connection
On if connected
16 Green
State of Connection
On if connected
1 Green
Valid Power
On
Lock/Active
1 Green
Front panel locked
On if locked
Macro
“PIP” Active
1 Green
1 Yellow
Macro selection
Any valid “PIP” input
On if active
On if active
“ACT 1”
1 Green
Audio Activity for OP 1
On if active audio
“ACT 2”
1 Green
Audio Activity for OP 2
On if active audio
“ACT 3”
1 Green
Audio Activity for OP 3
On if active audio
“ACT 4”
1 Green
Audio Activity for OP 4
On if active audio
Front Panel Switches:
Switch(es)
1-16
Output 1
Output 2
Output 3
Output 4
Mute
Macro
Hidden “PGM”
Function
Input Channel or Macro 1-16
Output 1 selection
Output 2 selection
Output 3 selection
Output 4 selection
Turn off selected I/O
Select any one of 16 Macros
Special programming functions
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Connecting the RS-232 Serial Port:
Use the provided modular 9-pin D-sub connector adapter (S9) and reversed modular cord to connect the SS 16.4’s serial connector to your serial port.
The pin out of the adapter is shown below.
RJ-11
Adapter
Pin
4
DB-9
D-Sub
SS 16.4
(Point of view)
3
RS-232 Receive
3
2
RS-232 Transmit
2
5
Ground
Modular Jack
Pin Numbers
The SS 16.4 is supplied with a reversed modular cable and a 9-pin D-connector
modular adapter (S9) for serial control. Only use the reversed modular cord that is
supplied with the SS 16.4 or a replacement that reverses, such as Radio Shack Cat
No. 279?347. Connect the cable between the SS 16.4 and your computer. The SS
16.4 may operate at baud rates 2400, 9600, 19200, 38400 baud. The unit is shipped
set for 9600 baud, with 8 data bits, no parity and one stop bit. Load your favorite
communication
software
package
Windows
95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
HyperTerminal, etc.) Using the protocol of 9600-N-8-1.
Set the mode to:
DIRECT, Flow Control to: NONE and emulation to: ANSI.
Connecting Two SS 16.4’s to a Single Computer’s Serial Port:
Multiple SS 16.4’s may be cascaded serially to operate from the same serial port.
The first step is to assign unit ID’s to each SS 16.4. One suggestion is to assign 1
to the first SS 16.4 and 2 to the second switcher. The second step is to parallel the
serial ports of the SS 16.4’s. Plug the male end of the duplex modular adapter into
the supplied female (S9) DB-9 to RJ-11 adapter, then attach the supplied reversed
modular line cords into each of the duplex modular adapter receptacles (Radio
Shack Cat No. 279-0357) and the other ends into each SS 16.4 modular receptacles.
See the diagram below. NOTE: Three or more SS 16.4’s may be daisy chained by
using the above description and a Radio Shack Cat No. 279-0410, 5-jack modular
adapter.
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Serial Control:
The unit is controlled in either Menu or Burst mode. It can run at the following
data rates:
• 2400
• 9600 Default
• 19,200
• 38,400
Serial communications is either multi-drop RS-232 or RS-485, jumper selectable.
Commands may be entered either via a menu (menu mode) or a short form code
(burst mode). All commands and responses use normal ASCII characters, facilitating scripting. A burst mode command starts with an asterisk (“*”) followed by the
device (ID) address as a single decimal digit. A burst mode command must be
entered within 5 seconds or it will time out. The command to enter menu mode
starts with an asterisk (“*”) followed by the device (ID) address as a single decimal
digit and then MM. The menu mode displays certain parameters, and allows the
setting of these parameters. In both cases, device (ID) address (0-3) is specified
with the on-board dipswitches.
Type *0MM, follow the prompts on the pop-up menu.
Menu Mode:
The command to enter menu mode starts with an asterisk (“*”) followed by the
device (ID) address as a single decimal digit, then the MM command. NOTE:
Commands you type will NOT be seen, unless you turn “Echo On” in
HyperTerminal. The menu mode displays advanced configuration parameters.
Unit ID, Baud rate and other configurations are set via the on-board dipswitches
(SW24) at the rear of the unit.
Broadcast Tools® SS 16.4, v1.xx - Setup Menu
1 - Set PIP Minimum (0 - 2.55 sec)
2 - Set Remote Mode Open Collector Mode
3 - Set Silence Sense Acquire Delay (sec)
4 - Set Silence Sense Restore Delay (sec)
A - Save Current Audio State for Power Up
- Now: 1.00
- Now: "Follow"
- Now: 10
- Now: 10
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C - Show Current Configuration
F - Set Factory Defaults
Enter Selection, or Q to quit.
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Serial Burst Mode Commands:
Burst mode allows a computer or ASCII terminal to control and interrogate the unit.
This section defines all burst mode commands. Each burst mode command starts
with an asterisk (“*”). Next is a single decimal digit that corresponds to the unit
(ID) address 0-3. Following that are one or more ASCII characters specifying the
command. No carriage-return or line-feed is required to terminate the command
except for those few commands of variable length, if the maximum length is not
sent. If the command requested a response, the response will consist of an upper
case “S”, followed by the unit address, and then the specific response. If acknowledgements are enabled, successful commands are responded to with “RRR” while
errors get an “EEE” response. The syntax of each command is given below. The
syntax shows the command exactly as it should be sent, except that lower case characters represent values that should be substituted:
Glossary Of Command Notation:
Character String
Meaning
u
Unit ID
ii
Input Number
o
Output Number
or
Output Relay
oo
Open Collectors
Allowable Values
0-3
01-16
1,2,3,4
1-8
01-16
Set-up Commands:
*uC4x
- Set RS-232/RS-485 mode timings:
x = 1,
Turn ON RS-232/RS-485 mode NO delays on sending data.
x = 0,
Turn OFF RS-232/RS-485 mode (delay for RS-232 charge pump
startup before sending response, unless ID = 0).
*uCCx
- Ignore, set by switches
*uCEx
- Enable Error and Good Responses - Where x = Y to enable and N =
disable. In this mode, when a command is sent that is in error, the unit
will reply (possibly before receiving the entire command) with “EEE.”
If the command is sent correctly, the unit will reply with “RRR.”
*CDEF
- Reset to factory defaults
*uCIIttt
- Set “PIP” Programmable Pulse Stretcher Input Duration = ttt: 000 – 255
Off to 2.55 Seconds.
*uCIOiittt
- Ignore, send OK
*uCLx
- Lock Front Panel if x is “L”. Unlock Front Panel if x is “U”
*uCPC
- Power up audio state is set by menu or burst command. *CPS
(default)
*uCPL
- Power up audio state, last source(s) selected
*uCPR
- Set audio to power up state
*uCPS
- Save current audio state as power up state
*uCRtt
- Set Relay Momentary Pulse Length – tt:00-99 for 00 – 9.9 Seconds
*uCSAtttt
- Set silence sensor time delay to tttt seconds (0002 – 9999), 0000
= OFF
*uCSBtttt
- Set silence sensor restore delay to tttt seconds (0002 – 9999), 0000
= OFF
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*uCSDttt
*uCST
*uCSVttt
*uMCnn
*uMInn
*uMM
*uMS
*uN
- Ignore, send OK
- Ignore, send OK
- Ignore, send OK
- Save current audio state as Macro # nn (01 – 16)
- Invoke macro # nn (01 – 16)
- Enter menu mode if unit ID = 0
- Ignore, send OK
- Ignore, send OK
Real Time Control Commands:
*uDxx
-Delay xx seconds before processing next command.
*uZx
- Echo character “x” to serial control port. This is useful in debugging
command strings.
Relay and Output Control Commands:
*uORrL
- Latch output relay “r”
*uORrF
- Unlatch output relay “r”
*uORrP
- Pulse output relay “r”
*uOOrrL
- Latch open collector “rr”
*uOOrrF
- Unlatch open collector “rr”
*uOOrrP
- Pulse open collector “rr”
*uCFOy
- NOTE: Regardless of the setting of DIP Switch 8, open collectors
will follow the status of inputs. Thus, if input 3 is connected to any
output, open collector 3 will be turned on (set to ground state). This
command is saved across power off.
*uCFOn
- Turn off the effects of *uCFOy, open collectors behave according to
DIP Switch 8.
*uCFRy
- Set the first four relays to follow the status of outputs. Thus, if output 3 is connected to any input, relay 3 will be turned on. This command is saved across power off. This only affects relays 1-4.
*uCFRn
- Turn off the effects of *uCFRy. ALL relays behave normally.
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Audio Switch Control Commands:
*uiio
- Apply input “ii” to output o
*uiiA
- Apply input “ii” to ALL outputs
*uiiEott
- Start overlap – output “o” – end in “tt” tenths of a second. Apply
input ii to output o. After tt tenths of a second, remove all other inputs
from output o. NOTE: Only one at a time can be pending per
output. Max time 9.9 seconds.
*uE
- End overlap if in overlap mode. This applies to all outputs that have
changed since the last “end overlap” command was issued.
*uB,a,a,a,a,a,a,a,a,a,a,a,a,a,a,a,a - Set inputs, ignoring mode:
NOTE: Input commands MUST be in CAPS.
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Example:
A = ALL “OUTPUTS” OFF
J = Outputs 1 + 4
B = Output 1
K = Outputs 2 + 4
C = Output 2
L = Outputs 1 + 2 + 4
D = Outputs 1 + 2
M = Outputs 3 + 4
E = Output 3
N = Outputs 1 + 3 + 4
F = Outputs 3 + 1
O = Outputs 2 + 3 + 4
G = Outputs 3 + 2
P = Outputs 1 + 2 + 3 + 4
H = Outputs 3 + 1 + 2
I = Output 4
*0B,B,C,D,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A,A (Input 1 to output 1,
input 2 to output 2; Input 3 to output 3; all other inputs are OFF.)
*uii5
*uii6
*uii7
*uii8
- For input “ii”, set output 1 ON without affecting any other audio status
- For input “ii”, set output 2 ON without affecting any other audio status
- For input “ii”, set output 3 ON without affecting any other audio status
- For input “ii”, set output 4 ON without affecting any other audio status
*uiiW
*uiiX
*uiiY
*uiiZ
- For input “ii”, set output 1 OFF without affecting any other audio status
- For input “ii”, set output 2 OFF without affecting any other audio status
- For input “ii”, set output 3 OFF without affecting any other audio status
- For input “ii”, set output 4 OFF without affecting any other audio status
*uiiMA
*uiiMo
*uMo
*uMA
- Mute input “ii” for all outputs
- Mute input “ii” for output “o”
- Mute output “o”
- Mute all outputs
Information Retrieval Commands:
*POLL
- Respond with unit (ID) address in appropriate time slot. If there are
multiple units on the line, each will respond with a different delay after
receipt of this command.
*uSA
- Ignore, Send OK
*uSL
- Send Audio Status: SuLo,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x<CR><LF>.
“u” is unit ID, “o” is output, and “x” is “1”for connected; “0” for not connected
for
each
respective
input.
Thus
“S1L2,1,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0<CR><LF> says that unit 1, output
2 is connected to inputs 1 and 3.
*uSPii
- Send status of programmable pulse stretcher input “ii”. Response is
“SuP,ii,x” where “x” is 1 if the corresponding input is high, 0 otherwise.
*uSPA
- Send status of all programmable pulse stretcher inputs. Response is
“SuP,A,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x<CR><LF > where input 0 is first
and input 15 is last. “x” is 1 if the corresponding input is high, 0 otherwise.
*uSR
- Send status of all relays. Response is:
SuA,x,x,x,x,x,x,x,x<CR><LF>
*uSS
- Send status of silence sensor (ACT x). Response is
“SuS,a,b,c,d<CR><LF> “ Outputs in order a,b,c,d. 1 = Active / 0 =
Silent
*uU
- Send Unit Information:<name(SS16.4)><version><cr><lf
*uY
- Display configuration
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“Open Collector” Status Outputs, 16 Port Output Control
The SS 16.4 provides 16 open collector status outputs. The status outputs may be
configured to operate in one of three modes:
• The status output follows the associated channel. SW24-8 OFF.
• The status outputs a one-second pulse when the associated channel is
selected. SW24-8 OFF.
• Software control.
Refer to page 16 for special Relay/Open collector commands.
Relay Outputs, 8 Port Output Control:
The SS 16.4 contains 8 SPST (normally open) relays. Each relay may be latched
on, latched off or pulsed on by burst commands. The “pulse” time may be set from
100msec to 9.9 seconds. The default pulse length is one-second. Refer to page 16
for special Relay/Open collector commands. Each relay may be commanded to:
Latch On
Latch Off
Pulse
Turns on and stays on (through power failures) until turned off.
Turns off and stays off (through power failures) until turned on.
Overrides latch; turns on for (default) second, then off.
“PIP” with Programmable Pulse Stretcher:
If DIP Switch SW24-8 is ON, the Programmable Pulse Stretcher (PIP) provides 24
“PIP” (GPI) inputs. Inputs must be 40ms or longer to qualify. The Programmable
Pulse Stretcher Duration may be globally set from 100ms to 2.55 seconds.
NOTE: When the unit ID is set to 0, no polling of “PIP” (GPI) inputs is
required.
NOTE:
Non-mechanical latching relays. When
power is removed, each
relay will open. When
power is restored, each
relay will return to the
pre-power failure state.
NOTE:
In burst mode, momentary timing on each
relay can be set from
0.1 to 9.9 seconds.
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A]
B]
C]
PIP
C]
RMT
D]
PIP
D]
RMT
E]
F]
G]
H]
I]
J]
K]
L]
M]
N]
O]
P]
Q]
R]
S]
T]
U]
V]
W]
X]
Y]
Z]
AA]
BB]
K1
K1
K2
K2
K3
K3
K4
K4
K5
K5
K6
K6
K7
K7
K8
K8
Gnd
Gnd
OC-1
OC-2
OC-3
OC-4
OC-5
OC-6
OC-7
OC-8
OC-9
OC-10
OC-11
OC-12
OC-13
OC-14
OC-15
OC-16
Gnd
Gnd
PIP1
Gnd
PIP2
PIP3
Gnd
PIP4
PIP5
Gnd
PIP6
PIP7
Gnd
PIP8
PIP9
Gnd
PIP10
PIP11
Gnd
PIP12
Input 2
Input 3
Input 4
Input 5
Input 6
Input 7
Input 8
Input 9
Input 10
Input 11
PIP14
PIP15
PIP16
PIP17
PIP18
PIP19
PIP20
PIP21
PIP22
PIP23
Output 4
Mute
Input 1
PIP13
Gnd
Input 13
Gnd
Input 14 Input 15
Input 16 Output 1
Op L 1-
Op L 1+
Chs Gnd
Op R 1-
Op R 1+
Op L 2-
Op L 2+
Chs Gnd
Op R 2-
Op R 2+
Op L 3-
Op L 3+
Chs Gnd
Op R 3-
Op R 3+
Op L 4-
Op L 4+
Chs Gnd
Op R 4-
Op R 4+
Mono1-
Mono1+
Ghs Gnd
Mono2-
Mono2+
Mono3-
Mono3+
Ghs Gnd
Mono4-
Mono4+
Ex In 1L
Ex In 1R
Ghs Gnd
Ex In 2L
Ex In 2R
Ex In 3L
Ex In 3R
Ghs Gnd
Ex In 4L
Ex In 4R
In 2 L-
In 2 L+
Chs Gnd
In 2 R-
In 2 R+
In 1 L-
In 1 L+
Chs Gnd
In 1 R-
In 1 R+
In 4 L-
In 4 L+
Chs Gnd
In 4 R-
In 4 R+
In 3 L-
In 3 L+
Chs Gnd
In 3 R-
In 3 R+
In 6 L-
In 6 L+
Chs Gnd
In 6 R-
In 6 R+
In 5 L-
In 5 L+
Chs Gnd
In 5 R-
In 5 R+
In 8 L-
In 8 L+
Chs Gnd
In 8 R-
In 8 R+
In 7 L-
In 7 L+
Chs Gnd
In 7 R-
In 7 R+
In 10 L-
In 10 L+
Chs Gnd
In 10 R-
In 10 R+
In 9 L-
In 9 L+
Chs Gnd
In 9 R-
In 9 R+
In 12 L-
In 12 L+
Chs Gnd
In 12 R-
In 12 R+
In 11 L-
In 11 L+
Chs Gnd
In 11 R-
In 11 R+
In 14 L-
In 14 L+
Chs Gnd
In 14 R-
In 14 R+
In 13 L-
In 13 L+
Chs Gnd
In 13 R-
In 13 R+
In 16 L-
In 16 L+
Chs Gnd
In 16 R-
In 16 R+
In 15 L-
In 15 L+
Chs Gnd
In 15 R-
In 15 R+
Gnd
Output 2 Output 3
Gnd
Gnd
Input 12
Gnd
PIP24
Macro
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SPECIFICATIONS
Input Levels:
Max + 27 dBu, balanced, bridging.> 20kΩ.
Output Levels:
Stereo balanced outputs +24 dBm. @ 600 Ω. / +27dbu @
10kΩ
Monaural balanced outputs +24 dBm. @ 600 Ω. / +27dbu @
10kΩ
Gain:
6dB
Frequency Response:* 20 to 20 kHz; +/- .0.25dB
Signal/Noise Ratio:* >85 dB nominal, weighted 20 to 22Khz, @ +24 dBu.
Distortion: *
Less than 0.01% THD @ +24 dBu.
IMD (250/7kHz): *
Less than 0.01% IMD @ +24 dBu.
Crosstalk: *
-80 dB @ 1khz / -55 dB @ 10 kHz from adjacent off channel.
Mix Input:
Unbalanced summing inputs @ 10k W, 0 dBu.
Switching Method:
Digitally controlled professional level analog switch arrays.
Logic:
Microprocessor / Non-volatile memory.
Operation Control:
Front Panel - Momentary switches.
Remote – 24 - Momentary closures to ground. >40ms.
RS-232/RS-485 - Multi-drop Serial 2400, 9600, 19200,
38.400 K baud, 8N1.
Status/Control:
Front Panel - LED indicators in switch.
Control - 8 - SPST Relays
Remote - 16 - Open collector outputs.
RS-232/RS-485 - Multi-drop Serial 2400, 9600, 19200,
38.400 baud, 8N1.
Interfacing:
Audio & Remote Control - Rear panel depluggable screw terminals.
Accommodates 16 - 28 AWG wire. Mating connectors supplied.
RS-232 Serial - RJ-11/6P4C Modular, Adapter & cable supplied.
RS-485 Serial - Depluggable screw terminals
Power:
Universal AC (100 - 240 VAC, 46 - 63 Hz) switching power
supply w/IEC input, multi-voltage (+5VDC & +/-15VDC)
output. CE. Supplied with domestic IEC AC cord.
Mechanical:
19” x 3.5” x 10.0” (WHD) / Weight: 9.0 lbs.
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