Avenview RKVM-17-SD Specifications

12 Display Dual Image Video Wall Processor
Cascadable/Modular
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Table of Contents
Section 1: Getting Started ...................................................................................................................... 4
1.1
Important Safeguards ............................................................................................................ 4
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Safety Instructions ................................................................................................................. 4
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Regulatory Notices Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ......................................... 5
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Introduction ........................................................................................................................... 5
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Package Contents................................................................................................................... 6
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Before Installation.................................................................................................................. 6
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Panel Description ................................................................................................................... 7
1.7.1 DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X Front Panel ......................................................................................... 7
1.7.2 DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X Rear Panel ........................................................................................... 7
1.7.3 Inputs and Outputs ............................................................................................................... 8
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Installation ............................................................................................................................. 9
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Panel Description ................................................................................................................. 10
1.10
System Configuration........................................................................................................... 10
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Software Operation ............................................................................................................. 11
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State ..................................................................................................................................... 11
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Software Panel ..................................................................................................................... 12
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System Button...................................................................................................................... 12
1.12.4 Setup Individual Output Channel ...................................................................................... 13
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2x2 VIDEOWALL SETUP DVI OR HDMI .......................................................................... 15
1.12.6 CASCADING ....................................................................................................................... 16
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Supported Resolutions......................................................................................................... 17
1.10.1 DVI-IN ................................................................................................................................ 17
1.10.2 DVI-OUT............................................................................................................................. 17
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General Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................... 18
Section 2: Specifications....................................................................................................................... 19
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Section 1: Getting Started
1.1
Important Safeguards
Please read all of these instructions carefully before you use the device. Save this manual for future
reference.
What the warranty does not cover
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Any product, on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from:
Accident, misuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning, or other acts of nature, unauthorized product
modification, or failure to follow instructions supplied with the product.
Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by us.
Any damage of the product due to shipment.
Removal or installation of the product.
Causes external to the product, such as electric power fluctuation or failure.
Use of supplies or parts not meeting our specifications.
Normal wear and tear.
Any other causes which does not relate to a product defect.
Removal, installation, and set-up service charges.
Safety Instructions
The Avenview DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X Display Dual Image Video Wall Processor has been tested for conformity
to safety regulations and requirements, and has been certified for international use. However, like all
electronic equipment’s, the DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X should be used with care. Read the following safety
instructions to protect yourself from possible injury and to minimize the risk of damage to the unit.
Do not dismantle the housing or modify the module.
Dismantling the housing or modifying the module may result in electrical shock or burn.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing housing may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards
Keep the module away from liquids.
Spillage into the housing may result in fire, electrical shock, or equipment damage. If an object or
liquid falls or spills on to the housing, unplug the module immediately.
Have the module checked by a qualified service engineer before using it again.
Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners to clean this unit. Always unplug the power to the device before
cleaning.
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1.3
Regulatory Notices Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
Any changes or modifications made to this equipment may void the user’s authority to operate this
equipment.
1.4
Introduction
Avenview DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X Dual image Videowall Processors has great Processing Power, for the most
cost effective, and full real time data for multiple flat panel displays or projectors. DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X can
support up to 12 DVI outputs to expand the spectrum of video wall applications. This new concept of having
Modular output cards and the ability to Cascade to another unit,
Users can therefore adjust the number of output ports based on different scenarios.
The 4.95Gbps bandwidth of video, the controllability of the module, and the input complexity can be useful to
either be cost effective on project overheads or enhance the design with the new features from the new I/O
cards. Designed with Thru DVI transmission, the quality of the output video is guaranteed. The output display
is up to 255 by 255 squares. With its user friendly software included any display layout can be achieved.
DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X allows you to manipulate two input videos, to any positions and whatever size you want
for viewing. The embedded Scaler converts signals from two of the input sources to match the native
resolution of monitors, flat panel displays, projectors as well as user-selectable output settings up to WUXGA
(1920x1200). The DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X sends the resulting mixed video thru DVI interface to the connected
monitors/projectors based on the display layout. The layout can be readily modified to fit your applications
and optimize visual effects. Typical applications include digital signage, and broadcasting/education/
surveillance systems etc.
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PCIe interface add-on card design
Up to 12 DVI outputs from 640x480 to 1920x1200 with a local loop out for monitoring
Supports HDMI, DVI, S-Video, Composite, Component, and VGA input, from 640x480 to 1920x1200, interlaced or
progressive
Advanced video de-interlacer for improving 480i and 576i SD video input
PIP, PAB, Full screen modes and adjustable size & position through software
Resize, position, flip, zoom output video
Perfectly as a video screen splitter, a video converter and a video switcher
Each DVI output has an independent controllable display area
User-selectable output settings, up to 1920x1200
Can be cascaded to obtain more displays
Image parameters and layouts are automatically saved in flash memory of the device and can be recalled for
later use
Several Image parameters and layouts can be saved in computers and can be loaded for later use
Software control through RS-232 / RS-485
Built-in long distance RS-232 control port over Cat-5e
Firmware upgradable for support of new features and technology enhancements
Built-in factory reset switch
2.5RU size
Optional Ethernet control card support
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1.5
Package Contents
Before you start the installation of the converter, please check the package contents.
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DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X
RS232 to USB Adapter
Rack-mounting Kit
UL AC Power Cord
Installation Software CD
DVI to VGA Adapter
VGA to Component breakout cable
DVI to DVI & VGA breakout cable
Composite & S-Video breakout cable
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User’s Manual
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Before Installation
Put the product in an even and stable location. If the product falls down or drops, it may cause an
injury or malfunction.
Don’t place the product in too high temperature (over 50°C), too low temperature (under 0°C) or high
humidity.
Use the DC power adapter with correct specifications. If inappropriate power supply is used then it
may cause a fire.
Do not twist or pull by force ends of the optical cable. It can cause malfunction.
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1.7
Panel Description
1.7.1 DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X Front Panel
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LED: Shows current configuration
1.7.2 DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X Rear Panel
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1.7.3 Inputs and Outputs
The Avenview DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X can accept inputs from HDMI, DVI, CVBS, YPbPr, VGA and accepts both
graphics and video signals, which come from computers and NTSC/PAL video sources respectively. There is a
concept of main channel and sub channel for this device. You can pick up one of the digital inputs and one of
the analog inputs, and then DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X will display the mixed video on the connected 12 displays.
With an advanced de-interlace built in, low resolution but popular video formats such as NTSC/PAL will be
improved.
*Firmware updating: The up state of DIP switchers is normal operation mode; down state is
firmware update mode.
*Default: Turn on the DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X then switch Pin 1 of DIP switcher simultaneously
“up” and “down” to factory default mode. Pin 2 of DIP switcher “up” is RS232 mode; “down”
is RS-485 mode.
*These ten ports (including DVI Local Output) support various resolutions from 640x480 up to
1920x1200, for more detail of the supported modes; please refer to the Appendix –
Supported Resolution.
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1.8
Installation
To setup Avenview DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X follow the steps outlined below for connecting to a device.
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Use the best quality DVI,DVI-HDMI, VGA, Composite, S-Video cables.
Turn OFF DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X and all devices that are to be connected to it.
Connect 12 Monitors (or projectors, TV or other display devices) to DVI OUTPUT of
DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X.
Connect the Source device (such as, PC, DVD Player, Media Player etc.) to DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X.
Connect a Windows based laptop or desktop (that will used to configure the DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X) to
DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X by a –pm RS-232 to USB Adapter.
Power ON DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X.
Turn ON all devices connected to DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X and then setup the DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X from
the system through RS-232 to USB Adapter and provided Avenview software.
DO NOT block the sides of this device or stack another device on the top or bottom of the DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X.
If sides of the units are blocked it will block the air flow from the fans on the side of the unit. This could cause
system to over-heat, which may result in system failure.
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1.9
Panel Description
The Avenview DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X includes Software Control program which runs under Windows XP / 2000 /
Vista / 7.
Connect the provide RS-232 to USB adapter to DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X and USB Port to your Windows based
system that will be used to configure the DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X. Once it is connected to USB Port, Windows will
look for appropriate drivers. If you are using an older version of Windows, then insert the Installation CD
(provided) and have Windows search for drivers (you may need to download latest drivers from Prolific’s
website if you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7).
1.10 System Configuration
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Power up the DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X and you can see Vacuum Fluorescent Dislay (VFD) on the front
panel blinks. Make sure the serial port (RS232) connection is secured.
When Avenview software is launched, let it automatically detect the device response from RS-232
port. The process takes 5 – 15 seconds. If there is no response, a warning window will show up.
The possible reasons causing above error could be:
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No Power to DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X or it is in sleep state. If this is the case then check the power and restart
theDVI-VIDEOWALL-12X
The serial connection is not well established. Please ensure that drivers are properly installed and all
cables are securely connected. Check device manager, and ensure that RS-232 to USB Adapter is assigned
COM Port # and there is no exclamation mark.
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1.11 Software Operation
1.12 State
Overall State and Format Settings:
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Save and Read: The current layout of the twelve outputs can
be saved to a file. The file can be uploaded in the future to
resume the settings.
Display Setting: The main and sub sources, both can be
adjusted to 16:12 or 4:3 aspect ratio. The brightness and
contrast of the mixed video also can be adjusted for different
requirement. After adjusting the settings, press Update
Setting to save the changes.
Firmware Ver.: Display the current firmware of the device.
Color Balance: The color of the video can be automatically
adjusted. It only works when the source is Analog and the
mode is Full Screen.
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1.13 Software Panel
Button Name
Description & Function
State
Setting
Connect
Disconnect
System
Input Resolution
Main Source
Sub Source
Display Layout Mode
Please refer to Section 1.12
Serial Port Setting –Select the correct COM Port for Connection to device.
Once the correct COM port selected this button activates connection to device
Disconnects communication to the RS232 port
Please refer to section 1.14 (System Control)
Set the Input Resolution of the source 800x600@60Hz to 1920X1200@60Hz
Choose which source will be the MAIN from CVBS\SVIDEO\VGA\DVI HDMI
Choose which source will be the SUB from CVBS\SVIDEO\VGA\DVI HDMI
Choose your OUTPUT Layout Main Full Screen\Sub Full\PIP Mode\Side By side\Custom
1.14 System Button
This tab has been made available because of the new DVI Modular PCB card design. This allows the user to
add /remove Modular cards to the unit up to 12 Output cards, and configure and update their status
individually;
Input State: ON/OFF
Power State: ON/OFF
Firmware Update: 1-12 Output cards
Universal Power Ports ON/OFF
Get System Information
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1.12.4 Setup Individual Output Channel
There are totally 12 channel outputs for DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X, and each output can be independently setup to
display any area of the input video. Each output can be with different output resolutions to adapt different
combinations of monitors or projectors.
To select each individual Output to setup with preferable output, please click on the
desired Output, and the control dialog windows will show up accordingly.
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For each display, users can define which area of the input video is to be displayed. Fundamentally, setup the X
Total and Y Total first, and then define the upper-left (X Start, Y Start) and bottom-right (X End, Y End) corners
for each display channel. The control panel to achieve this goal is as shown.
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This area demonstrates the corresponding Video Selection and Monitor of the Input video to be
display for the selected Output Channel.
“Original Input Video” shows the resolution information of the Input Video to each Output Channel.
This also varies depending on the Input Video
“Selected Area” shows the information of the selected area to be displayed. The numbers will vary
according to different settings.
“Output Resolution”: In this section, you can setup the output resolution for individual Output
Channel. Notice that each display can output at different resolutions depending on supported
resolution of the connected monitor/TV to that output channel.
“Capture Mode Enable” will enable parameters effective. If users disabled this selection, each
output channel will display simply the full display of the input source.
“Auto Apply Settings” will automatically load the new settings into processor.
Clicking on “Update Status” will keep the information of Input video updated
Clicking on “Update Apply Settings” will load the parameters into the video processor.
Define X Total, Y Total, Upper-Left X, Y point coordinates using scroll bars or manually keying in this
section. This section will roughly define these quantities which are needed for each Output channel.
The resulting capture area corresponds to the Input video is illustrated in Window to left.
“Fine Tune by Percentage” provides the alternative to further adjust the position and area defined
in section 4.
For Outward Extension
For Inward Shrink
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By percentage, users need to determine what will be the reference. There are two choices for this
part “Specified Area” and “Full Input”. Normally, “Specified Area” will work more appropriately
while users are dealing with panel masking, because the overlapped masking area will be closed to
specified area instead of full input video.
“Fine Tune by Pixel” offers similar approach to adjust the position and area of the Output channel.
The idea behind this section is the same to “Fine Tune by Percentage”. The difference is that the
adjustment is based on Pixel. Users can therefore adjust the Output Channel area based on Pixels.
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1.12.5 2x2 VIDEOWALL SETUP DVI OR HDMI
Hardware
Please connect DVI or DVI/HDMI cable Output 1 to Monitor 1
Please connect DVI or DVI/HDMI cable Output 2 to Monitor 2
Please connect DVI or DVI/HDMI cable Output 3 to Monitor 3
Please connect DVI or DVI/HDMI cable Output 4 to Monitor 4
Software
1. Click on Display Output 1
2. In display area setting set the X Total: 2 / Y Total: 2 for 2x2 Setup
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Values
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1.12.6 CASCADING
The Avenview DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X can be cascaded with as many as 255 DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X devices.
To cascade two DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X, connect a DVI cable from Local Output of Unit 1 to DVI Input of Unit 2.
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1.15 Supported Resolutions
1.10.1 DVI-IN
Supported Mode
Resolution
Supported Mode
Resolution
480P/525P
720x483 @60Hz
MAC
832x624 @75Hz
480P (16:12)
1260x483 @60Hz
VESA
1024x768 @60Hz
576P/625P
720x756 @50Hz
MAC
1024x768 @60Hz
(HDTV) 720p
1280x720 @50Hz
VESA
1024x768 @70Hz
(HDTV) 720p
1280x720 @60Hz
IBM
1024x768 @72Hz
(HDTV) 1080p
11220x1080 @30Hz
VESA
1024x768 @75Hz
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720x400 @85Hz
MAC
1024x768 @75Hz
VESA
640x350 @85Hz
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1024x768 @85Hz
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640x400 @85Hz
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1152x864 @75Hz
IBM
720x400 @70Hz
MAC
1152x870 @75Hz
IBM
720x350 @70Hz
SUN
1152x1200 @66Hz
IBM
640x350 @70Hz
SUN
1152x1200 @76Hz
IBM
640x400 @70Hz
VESA
1280x1260 @60Hz
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640x480 @60Hz
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1280x1260 @85Hz
MAC
640x480 @67Hz
VESA
1280x1024 @60Hz
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640x480 @72Hz
HP
1280x1024 @60Hz
VESA
640x480 @75Hz
IBM
1280x1024 @67Hz
VESA
640x480 @85Hz
HP
1280x1024 @72Hz
VESA
800x600 @56Hz
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1280x1024 @75Hz
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800x600 @60Hz
SUN
1280x1024 @76Hz
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800x600 @72Hz
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1600x1200 @60Hz
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800x600 @75Hz
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11220x1200 @60Hz
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800x600 @85Hz
1.10.2 DVI-OUT
Supported Mode
Resolution
Supported Mode
Resolution
(HDTV) 720p
1280x720 @50Hz
VESA
1280x768 @60Hz
(HDTV) 720p
1280x720 @60Hz
VESA
1366x768 @60Hz
(HDTV) 1080p
11220x1080 @60Hz
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1400x1050 @60Hz
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640x480 @60Hz
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1400x1050 @50Hz
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800x600 @60Hz
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1152x864 @75Hz
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1024x768 @60Hz
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1600x1200 @60Hz
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1152x864 @75Hz
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11220x1200 @50Hz
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1280x1024 @60Hz
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11220x1200 @60Hz
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1280x1024 @50Hz
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1.16 General Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Solution
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Off-Center Screen Image, Odd
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Poor Linking
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Check if AC Power Cord is firmly plugged into
DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X
If you are recovering from Power Outage, leave the device OFF for
a while and then power it ON again.
Make sure all cables are in good working condition and properly
connected DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X.
Configure the Output video resolution so that it doesn’t exceed
the native supported resolution of TV/Monitor/Projector
(Display). Usually a message of “Out of Range” is display on
TV/Monitor.
Every time you change the resolution of Input Source, wait 10 –
20 seconds. After the resolution is changed, the selection of Input
and the Display layout mode will return to default. Adjust the
Input source and Display Layout Mode to your requirements
again.
VGA Source can take up to 10 Seconds before it is recognized
We suggest you don’t use T-Connectors to split your video source
into images displayed on two difference screens. This lowers the
Output video quality. Use a distribution amplifier instead of
T-Connectors
Make sure the video source is not compressed and maintains the
highest native resolution
Press “Color Balance” key in “State” for auto configuration.
When the linking of the Serial Control cannot work, reboot
DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X to establish the link.
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Section 2: Specifications
Item
Model
Unit Description
DVI-VIDEOWALL-12X
12 Display Video Wall Processor
HDMI, DVI, VGA, Component, S-Video, Composite
(Only one Digital and one Analog can be input simultaneously)
DVI & VGA
Yes
DVI (Single Link 4.125Gbps)
VGA (165MHz)
Up to 1920x1200@60Hz
No
RS-232 / RS-485
Yes
Video Format Support
Dual Output Support
Local Output
Video Bandwidth
Supported Resolutions
Audio Support
System Control
Cascadable
Input TMDS Signal
Input DDC Signal
ESD Protection
Input Connectors
Output Connectors
HDMI Input Selection
RCA Connector
DVI Connector
RJ45 Connector
RS232 Connector
Dimensions (L x W x H)
Power Supply
Power Consumption
Description
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1.2 Volts (peak-to-peak)
5 Volts (peak-to-peak, TTL)
Human body model — ±15kV (air-gap discharge) & ±8kV (contact discharge)
Core chipset — ±8kV
DVI x 1
S-Video x 1
RS232 x 1
RS485 x 1
DVI x 12
Push Button / IR Remote / RS232
Push Button / IR Remote
75Ω female
DVI-I (212-pin female, digital only)
WE/SS 8P8C with 2 LED indicators
DE-12 (12-pin D-sub Female)
22” x 17” x 3.5”
AC Power 100~240V
60 Watt (max)
Environmental
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Relative Humidity
32˚ ~ 104˚F (0˚ to 40˚C)
-4˚ ~ 140˚F (-20˚ ~ 60˚C)
20~120% RH (no condensation)
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1.
If the DVI or HDMI device requires the EDID information, please use EDID Reader/Writer to
retrieve and provide DVI/HDMI EDID information.
2.
All HDMI over CAT5 transmission distances are measured using Belden 1583A CAT5e 125MHz
LAN cable and ASTRODESIGN Video Signal Generator VG-8512C.3
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The transmission length is largely affected by the type of LAN cables, the type of HDMI sources,
and the type of HDMI display. The testing result shows solid LAN cables (usually in bulk cable
300m or 1000ft form) can transmit a lot longer signals than stranded LAN cables (usually in
patch cord form). Shielded STP cables are better suit than unshielded UTP cables. A solid UTP
CAT5e cable shows longer transmission length than stranded STP CAT6 cable. For long extension
users, solid LAN cables are your only choice.
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EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) for LAN cables is recommended for better performance.
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To reduce the interference among the unshielded twisted pairs of wires in LAN cable, you can use
shielded LAN cables to improve EMI problems, which is worsen in long transmission.
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Because the quality of the LAN cables has the major effects in how long transmission distance
will be made and how good is the received display, the actual transmission length is subject to
your LAN cables. For resolution greater than 1080i or 1280x1024, a CAT6 cable is recommended.
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If your HDMI display has multiple HDMI inputs, it is found that the first HDMI input
[HDMI input #1] generally can produce better transmission performance among all HDMI inputs.
Notice
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Disclaimer
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operation or use of Avenview hardware, software or other products and documentation described herein, for any act or omission of
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anticipatory profits, or for punitive, incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of the
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function or design. With respect to Avenview products which this document relates, Avenview disclaims all express or implied warranties
regarding such products, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and
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