Extron electronics SW RGBHV Series Specifications

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User’s Manual
SW Switchers
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Extron Electronics, USA
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Extron Electronics, Japan
1230 South Lewis Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
USA
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The Netherlands
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PM Industrial Building
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SW 4/6 AR MX HV
SW 2/4/6 AR MX
SW 6 Component
SW 2/4/6 AR HVxi
SW 2/4 ARxi
68-376-01
Printed in the USA
Precautions
Safety Instructions • English
This symbol is intended to alert the user of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature provided with the equipment.
This symbol is intended to alert the user of the
presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within
the product's enclosure that may present a risk of
electric shock.
Caution
Read Instructions • Read and understand all safety and operating
instructions before using the equipment.
Retain Instructions • The safety instructions should be kept for future
reference.
Follow Warnings • Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the
equipment or in the user information.
Avoid Attachments • Do not use tools or attachments that are not
recommended by the equipment manufacturer because they may be
hazardous.
Consignes de Sécurité • Français
Ce symbole sert à avertir l’utilisateur que la
documentation fournie avec le matériel contient des
instructions importantes concernant l’exploitation
et la maintenance (réparation).
Ce symbole sert à avertir l’utilisateur de la présence
dans le boîtier de l’appareil de tensions dangereuses
non isolées posant des risques d’électrocution.
Attention
Lire les instructions• Prendre connaissance de toutes les consignes de
sécurité et d’exploitation avant d’utiliser le matériel.
Conserver les instructions• Ranger les consignes de sécurité afin de
pouvoir les consulter à l’avenir.
Respecter les avertissements • Observer tous les avertissements et
consignes marqués sur le matériel ou présentés dans la documentation
utilisateur.
Eviter les pièces de fixation • Ne pas utiliser de pièces de fixation ni
d’outils non recommandés par le fabricant du matériel car cela
risquerait de poser certains dangers.
Sicherheitsanleitungen • Deutsch
Dieses Symbol soll dem Benutzer in der im
Lieferumfang enthaltenen Dokumentation
besonders wichtige Hinweise zur Bedienung und
Wartung (Instandhaltung) geben.
Dieses Symbol soll den Benutzer darauf aufmerksam
machen, daß im Inneren des Gehäuses dieses
Produktes gefährliche Spannungen, die nicht isoliert
sind und die einen elektrischen Schock verursachen
können, herrschen.
Achtung
Lesen der Anleitungen • Bevor Sie das Gerät zum ersten Mal verwenden,
sollten Sie alle Sicherheits-und Bedienungsanleitungen genau
durchlesen und verstehen.
Aufbewahren der Anleitungen • Die Hinweise zur elektrischen Sicherheit
des Produktes sollten Sie aufbewahren, damit Sie im Bedarfsfall darauf
zurückgreifen können.
Befolgen der Warnhinweise • Befolgen Sie alle Warnhinweise und
Anleitungen auf dem Gerät oder in der Benutzerdokumentation.
Keine Zusatzgeräte • Verwenden Sie keine Werkzeuge oder Zusatzgeräte,
die nicht ausdrücklich vom Hersteller empfohlen wurden, da diese eine
Gefahrenquelle darstellen können.
Instrucciones de seguridad • Español
Este símbolo se utiliza para advertir al usuario sobre
instrucciones importantes de operación y
mantenimiento (o cambio de partes) que se desean
destacar en el contenido de la documentación
suministrada con los equipos.
Este símbolo se utiliza para advertir al usuario sobre
la presencia de elementos con voltaje peligroso sin
protección aislante, que puedan encontrarse dentro
de la caja o alojamiento del producto, y que puedan
representar riesgo de electrocución.
Precaucion
Leer las instrucciones • Leer y analizar todas las instrucciones de
operación y seguridad, antes de usar el equipo.
Conservar las instrucciones • Conservar las instrucciones de seguridad
para futura consulta.
Obedecer las advertencias • Todas las advertencias e instrucciones
marcadas en el equipo o en la documentación del usuario, deben ser
obedecidas.
Evitar el uso de accesorios • No usar herramientas o accesorios que no
sean especificamente recomendados por el fabricante, ya que podrian
implicar riesgos.
FCC Class A Notice
Warning
Power sources • This equipment should be operated only from the power source
indicated on the product. This equipment is intended to be used with a main
power system with a grounded (neutral) conductor. The third (grounding) pin is
a safety feature, do not attempt to bypass or disable it.
Power disconnection • To remove power from the equipment safely, remove all
power cords from the rear of the equipment, or the desktop power module (if
detachable), or from the power source receptacle (wall plug).
Power cord protection • Power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to
be stepped on or pinched by items placed upon or against them.
Servicing • Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. There are no userserviceable parts inside. To prevent the risk of shock, do not attempt to service
this equipment yourself because opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Slots and openings • If the equipment has slots or holes in the enclosure, these are
provided to prevent overheating of sensitive components inside. These openings
must never be blocked by other objects.
Lithium battery • There is a danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace it only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause
harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference
at his own expense.
Note: This unit was tested with shielded cables on the peripheral devices. Shielded
cables must be used with the unit to ensure compliance.
Avertissement
Alimentations• Ne faire fonctionner ce matériel qu’avec la source d’alimentation
indiquée sur l’appareil. Ce matériel doit être utilisé avec une alimentation
principale comportant un fil de terre (neutre). Le troisième contact (de mise à la
terre) constitue un dispositif de sécurité : n’essayez pas de la contourner ni de la
désactiver.
Déconnexion de l’alimentation• Pour mettre le matériel hors tension sans danger,
déconnectez tous les cordons d’alimentation de l’arrière de l’appareil ou du
module d’alimentation de bureau (s’il est amovible) ou encore de la prise secteur.
Protection du cordon d’alimentation • Acheminer les cordons d’alimentation de
manière à ce que personne ne risque de marcher dessus et à ce qu’ils ne soient pas
écrasés ou pincés par des objets.
Réparation-maintenance • Faire exécuter toutes les interventions de réparationmaintenance par un technicien qualifié. Aucun des éléments internes ne peut être
réparé par l’utilisateur. Afin d’éviter tout danger d’électrocution, l’utilisateur ne
doit pas essayer de procéder lui-même à ces opérations car l’ouverture ou le
retrait des couvercles risquent de l’exposer à de hautes tensions et autres dangers.
Fentes et orifices • Si le boîtier de l’appareil comporte des fentes ou des orifices,
ceux-ci servent à empêcher les composants internes sensibles de surchauffer. Ces
ouvertures ne doivent jamais être bloquées par des objets.
Lithium Batterie • Il a danger d'explosion s'll y a remplacment incorrect de la
batterie. Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du meme type ou d'un ype
equivalent recommande par le constructeur. Mettre au reut les batteries usagees
conformement aux instructions du fabricant.
Vorsicht
Stromquellen • Dieses Gerät sollte nur über die auf dem Produkt angegebene
Stromquelle betrieben werden. Dieses Gerät wurde für eine Verwendung mit
einer Hauptstromleitung mit einem geerdeten (neutralen) Leiter konzipiert. Der
dritte Kontakt ist für einen Erdanschluß, und stellt eine Sicherheitsfunktion dar.
Diese sollte nicht umgangen oder außer Betrieb gesetzt werden.
Stromunterbrechung • Um das Gerät auf sichere Weise vom Netz zu trennen,
sollten Sie alle Netzkabel aus der Rückseite des Gerätes, aus der externen
Stomversorgung (falls dies möglich ist) oder aus der Wandsteckdose ziehen.
Schutz des Netzkabels • Netzkabel sollten stets so verlegt werden, daß sie nicht
im Weg liegen und niemand darauf treten kann oder Objekte darauf- oder
unmittelbar dagegengestellt werden können.
Wartung • Alle Wartungsmaßnahmen sollten nur von qualifiziertem
Servicepersonal durchgeführt werden. Die internen Komponenten des Gerätes
sind wartungsfrei. Zur Vermeidung eines elektrischen Schocks versuchen Sie in
keinem Fall, dieses Gerät selbst öffnen, da beim Entfernen der Abdeckungen die
Gefahr eines elektrischen Schlags und/oder andere Gefahren bestehen.
Schlitze und Öffnungen • Wenn das Gerät Schlitze oder Löcher im Gehäuse
aufweist, dienen diese zur Vermeidung einer Überhitzung der empfindlichen
Teile im Inneren. Diese Öffnungen dürfen niemals von anderen Objekten
blockiert werden.
Litium-Batterie • Explosionsgefahr, falls die Batterie nicht richtig ersetzt wird.
Ersetzen Sie verbrauchte Batterien nur durch den gleichen oder einen
vergleichbaren Batterietyp, der auch vom Hersteller empfohlen wird. Entsorgen
Sie verbrauchte Batterien bitte gemäß den Herstelleranweisungen.
Advertencia
Alimentación eléctrica • Este equipo debe conectarse únicamente a la fuente/tipo
de alimentación eléctrica indicada en el mismo. La alimentación eléctrica de este
equipo debe provenir de un sistema de distribución general con conductor
neutro a tierra. La tercera pata (puesta a tierra) es una medida de seguridad, no
puentearia ni eliminaria.
Desconexión de alimentación eléctrica • Para desconectar con seguridad la
acometida de alimentación eléctrica al equipo, desenchufar todos los cables de
alimentación en el panel trasero del equipo, o desenchufar el módulo de
alimentación (si fuera independiente), o desenchufar el cable del receptáculo de
la pared.
Protección del cables de alimentación • Los cables de alimentación eléctrica se
deben instalar en lugares donde no sean pisados ni apretados por objetos que se
puedan apoyar sobre ellos.
Reparaciones/mantenimiento • Solicitar siempre los servicios técnicos de personal
calificado. En el interior no hay partes a las que el usuario deba acceder. Para
evitar riesgo de electrocución, no intentar personalmente la reparación/
mantenimiento de este equipo, ya que al abrir o extraer las tapas puede quedar
expuesto a voltajes peligrosos u otros riesgos.
Ranuras y aberturas • Si el equipo posee ranuras o orificios en su caja/alojamiento,
es para evitar el sobrecalientamiento de componentes internos sensibles. Estas
aberturas nunca se deben obstruir con otros objetos.
Batería de litio • Existe riesgo de explosión si esta batería se coloca en la posición
incorrecta. Cambiar esta batería únicamente con el mismo tipo (o su equivalente)
recomendado por el fabricante. Desachar las baterías usadas siguiendo las
instrucciones del fabricante.
Extron’s Warranty
Extron Electronics warrants this product against defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of three years from the date of purchase. In the event of
malfunction during the warranty period attributable directly to faulty workman–ship
and/or materials, Extron Electronics will, at its option, repair or replace said
products or components, to whatever extent it shall deem necessary to restore said
product to proper operating condition, provided that it is returned within the
warranty period, with proof of purchase and description of malfunction to:
USA, Canada, South America,
and Central America:
Extron Electronics
1230 South Lewis Street
Anaheim, CA 92805, USA
Asia:
Extron Electronics, Asia
135 Joo Seng Road, #04-01
PM Industrial Bldg.
Singapore 368363
Europe, Africa, and the Middle East:
Extron Electronics, Europe
Beeldschermweg 6C
3821 AH Amersfoort
The Netherlands
Japan:
Extron Electronics, Japan
Daisan DMJ Bldg. 6F,
3-9-1 Kudan Minami
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
Japan
This Limited Warranty does not apply if the fault has been caused by misuse,
improper handling care, electrical or mechanical abuse, abnormal operating
conditions or non-Extron authorized modification to the product.
If it has been determined that the product is defective, please call Extron and ask for
an Applications Engineer at (714) 491-1500 (USA), 31.33.453.4040 (Europe),
65.6383.4400 (Asia), or 81.3.3511.7655 (Japan) to receive an RA# (Return
Authorization number). This will begin the repair process as quickly as possible.
Units must be returned insured, with shipping charges prepaid. If not insured, you
assume the risk of loss or damage during shipment. Returned units must include the
serial number and a description of the problem, as well as the name of the person to
contact in case there are any questions.
Extron Electronics makes no further warranties either expressed or implied with
respect to the product and its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for
any particular use. In no event will Extron Electronics be liable for direct, indirect, or
consequential damages resulting from any defect in this product even if Extron
Electronics has been advised of such damage.
Please note that laws vary from state to state and country to country, and that some
provisions of this warranty may not apply to you.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 • Introduction .......................................................... 1-1
About this Manual ................................................................ 1-2
About the Switchers ............................................................ 1-2
Features ...................................................................................... 1-5
Chapter 2 • Installation ............................................................. 2-1
Front and Rear Panels ......................................................... 2-2
Front panel features .............................................................. 2-2
Rear panel features ............................................................... 2-3
Installing the Switcher ....................................................... 2-6
Installation overview ............................................................. 2-6
Mounting the switcher ......................................................... 2-6
Shelf mounting .................................................................. 2-6
Panel mounting ................................................................. 2-7
Cabling the switcher .............................................................. 2-7
Input cabling for auto-switching ..................................... 2-10
Input cabling for audio follow ........................................ 2-10
Looping ................................................................................ 2-11
Looping switchers — how it works .................................. 2-11
Configuring switchers for looping ................................... 2-13
Attaching remote control devices ...................................... 2-14
KP-10 cabling ................................................................... 2-14
IR-101 cabling .................................................................. 2-15
Remote control design information ................................ 2-16
Troubleshooting .................................................................. 2-18
All models ............................................................................. 2-18
SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component models .................................................... 2-18
xi Operation ...... 3-1
Chapter 3 • SW ARxi
xi and SW AR HVxi
Operating Modes ................................................................... 3-2
Front panel mode .................................................................. 3-2
Auto-switch mode ................................................................. 3-2
Remote Operation ................................................................. 3-2
Connecting the RS-232 2-4-6-8 adapter ............................... 3-3
RS-232 2-4-6-8 adapter software .......................................... 3-4
DOS-compatible software .................................................. 3-4
Windows-compatible software .......................................... 3-5
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Table of Contents, cont’d
Chapter 4 • SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component Operation .................................................. 4-1
SW Switchers
Operating Modes ................................................................... 4-2
Selecting the mode from the front panel ............................ 4-2
Front panel mode .................................................................. 4-3
Auto-switch mode ................................................................. 4-3
Auto-sequence mode ............................................................ 4-4
Sequence rate decoding .................................................... 4-4
Sequence rate decoding — alternate method ................... 4-5
Slaving to a System 4LD/C ................................................ 4-5
Configuring as a slave ........................................................... 4-5
Operating as a slave .............................................................. 4-6
RS-232 Control ......................................................................... 4-7
Host/switcher communications ............................................. 4-7
Using the command/response table ..................................... 4-8
Error code description ........................................................... 4-8
Command/response table ..................................................... 4-9
Universal SW control program .............................................. 4-9
Installing the software ....................................................... 4-9
Using the software .......................................................... 4-10
Power Supply ......................................................................... 4-11
Replacing the fuse ............................................................... 4-11
Battery backup ..................................................................... 4-12
Appendix A • Reference Information ............................ A-1
SW 2/4 ARxi
xi, SW 2/4/6 AR HVxi
xi
xi Specifications .......... A-2
SW AR MX Specifications ................................................. A-4
SW 4/6 AR MX HV Specifications .................................. A-6
SW 6 Component Specifications ................................... A-8
Part Numbers ........................................................................ A-10
SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi part numbers ............................ A-10
SW AR MX and SW AR MX HV part numbers ................... A-10
SW 6 Component part numbers ........................................ A-10
Accessory part numbers ..................................................... A-10
Cable part numbers ............................................................ A-11
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Chapter One
SW Switchers • Table of Contents
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Introduction
About this Manual
About the Switchers
Features
Introduction
About this Manual
The Extron SW series of switchers includes these models:
1
2
• SW ARxi (SW 2 ARxi, SW 4 ARxi )
• SW AR HVxi (SW 2 AR HVxi, SW 4 AR HVxi,
SW 6 AR HVxi )
SW 2 AR MX
SW 4 AR
• SW AR MX (SW 2 AR MX, SW 4 AR MX, SW 6 AR MX)
• SW AR MX HV (SW 4 AR MX HV, SW 6 AR MX HV)
• SW 6 Component
About the Switchers
Figure 3 — SW 4 ARxi
xi
The SW series switchers provide switching between analog
video sources and destination devices using BNC input and
output connectors. Multiple switchers can be looped to
increase the number of inputs. Audio signals can also be
switched via the BNC connectors for composite video or
S-video type inputs.
Figure 6 — SW 2 AR MX
1
2
3
4
SW 4 AR MX
SW 4 AR HV
All of the switchers except the SW 6 Component provide
RGBS, RGsB, component video, S-video, and NTSC/PAL
composite video switching. The HV switchers can also
switch RGBHV signals. The SW 6 Component switcher
switches component video, S-video, and composite video.
The number in the model name indicates the number of
inputs available. For example, the SW 6 AR HVxi includes
six inputs.
Figure 4 — SW 4 AR HVxi
xi
Figure 7 — SW 4 AR MX
Figures 1 through 5 show the SW ARxi and AR HVxi
switchers. Figures 6 through 10 show the SW AR MX and
SW AR MX HV switchers. Figure 11 shows the
SW 6 Component switcher.
1
2
3
4
5
6
SW 6 AR MX
SW 6 AR HV
SW 2 AR
SW 2 AR HV
Figure 5 — SW 6 AR HVxi
xi
Figure 1 — SW 2 ARxi
xi
1-2
Figure 8 — SW 6 AR MX
Figure 2 — SW 2 AR HVxi
xi
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Introduction, cont’d
Features
1
2
3
The SW series of switchers includes the following features:
4
SW 4AR MX HV
90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
FUSE: 250V, 400mA SLO-BLO
1
3
5
6
4
INPUTS
2
INPUTS
Figure 9 — SW 4 AR MX HV
1
2
3
4
5
Auto-switch mode — Auto-switch mode allows the
switcher to automatically select the highest input
number that has a sync signal on the sync input
connector.
Battery backup (SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component only) — If power to the switcher is
lost, a battery backup saves the mode and input
settings and restores them when power returns.
Bidirectional inputs (SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component only) — With bidirectional inputs,
the input connectors can act as output connectors.
Thus, you are not limited to one output device. The
same input image appears on all output devices.
Remote control connector — This contact closure connector
allows the switcher to be controlled by remote
devices, such as the IR-10 infrared or KP-10 wired
remote controls, and third-party remote controls.
6
SW 6AR MX HV
Input selection options — Input selection can be made
using the front panel buttons or using optional
remote control devices.
Looping — Looping allows you to increase the number of
inputs available on a switcher by connecting one of
its inputs to the output of another switcher.
90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
FUSE: 250V, 400mA SLO-BLO
1
3
5
6
4
INPUTS
2
INPUTS
Figure 10 — SW 6 AR MX HV
1
2
3
4
5
6
SW 6 Component
Component/HDTV Switcher
R-Y
B-Y
Y
Figure 11 — SW 6 Component
1-4
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Introduction, cont’d
SW Switchers
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Chapter Two
Installation
Front and Rear Panels
Installing the Switcher
Troubleshooting
1-6
SW Switchers • Introduction
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Installation
Front and Rear Panels
1
Auto switch active LED (SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi
only) — Lights to indicate that auto-switch mode is
On. The input mode/selection LEDs on
SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component
switchers accomplish the same function.
2
Input selection buttons — Allow you to select the
input to be displayed. The number of buttons
available depends on the model.
Front panel features
Figure 12 shows an SW 6 AR HVxi front panel, and figure 13
shows an SW 6 AR MX HV front panel. The front panel
controls are the same for all models of SW ARxi and
SW AR HVxi switchers, and for all models of SW AR MX,
SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component switchers, except for
the number of front panel buttons and LEDs (light-emitting
diodes).
If the Mode switch on the rear panel is set to Auto,
pressing the input selection buttons has no affect.
3
SW 6 AR HV
Figure 12 — SW 6 AR HVxi front panel
2
3
4
Power LED — Lights to indicate that power is
supplied to the switcher.
5
Input/mode selection buttons — Allow you to select
the input to be displayed and to select the mode in
which the switcher is operating.
4
5
Rear panel features
Figure 14 shows an SW 6 AR HVxi rear panel, and figure 15
shows an SW AR MX HV rear panel. The rear panel
features are the same for all models of SW ARxi and
SW AR HVxi switchers, and for all models of SW AR MX,
SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component switchers, except for
the number of available inputs, the presence or absence of
vertical sync input connectors, and in the case of the
SW 6 Component, the names of the input connectors.
3
1
Input/mode selection LEDs — Light to indicate the
active input and, in the case of the SW AR MX,
SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component switchers, to
indicate the mode in which the switcher is operating.
If either Auto-switch mode or Auto-sequence mode
is selected, the buttons do not select the input.
2
1
3
6
SW 6 AR MX
4
5
Figure 13 — SW 6 AR MX HV front panel
2-2
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Installation, cont’d
2
5
1
capability. This allows the inputs to be used as
outputs. See “Features” on page 1-8.
6
3
4
Output connectors — BNC female output connectors
See page 2-7 for information about cabling the
connectors.
5
Mode switch (SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi only) —
Toggles between auto-switch mode and manual
mode. (The same functionality is provided on SW
AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component via
front panel buttons.)
4
Auto — Allows the switcher to automatically select
the highest input number that has a sync signal
on the sync input connector.
Figure 14 — SW 6 AR HVxi rear panel
6
1
Manual — Allows you to select the input by pressing
the front panel buttons or by using a remote
control device.
6
Contact/manual remote connector — One 25-pin
D female connector that allows you to connect an
optional remote control device or a third-party
remote control device. See page 2-14 for more
information.
7
RS-232 connector — One 9-pin D female connector
that allows you to attach a computer or another
device for remote control of the switcher.
See page 4-7 for more information. (SW AR MX,
SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component only.)
8
Looping BNCs — Provide communications between
switchers when two or more switchers are looped
together. (SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component only. The same functionality is
provided on the SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi switchers
via pins 12 and 24 of the contact remote connector.)
90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
FUSE: 250V, 400mA SLO-BLO
1
3
5
6
INPUTS
3
4
2
INPUTS
4
3
7
8
Figure 15 — SW 6 AR MX HV rear panel
1
AC power connector — Standard AC power
connector attaches the switcher to any power source
from 100VAC to 240VAC, operating at 50 Hz or
60 Hz.
2
Power LED (SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi only) —
Lights to indicate that power is supplied to the
switcher. (The power LED on an SW AR MX,
SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component switcher is
located on the front panel.)
3
Input connectors — BNC female input connectors.
See page 2-7 for information about cabling the
connectors.
The SW 2 AR MX and SW 6 Component switchers
do not provide looping capability.
SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component switchers have bidirectional
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Installing the Switcher
Installation overview
To install a switcher, perform the following general steps:
1
If desired, mount the switcher in a rack (see
“Mounting the switcher” below).
2
Turn off power to the input and output devices, and
unplug the power cords from them.
3
Attach the input and output devices to the switcher
(see “Cabling the switcher” on page 2-7).
4
If you are setting up the switcher in looping mode,
see “Looping” on page 2-11.
Figure 16 — Rack mounting a switcher
Panel mount
5
If you are attaching an optional or third-party remote
control device, see “Attaching remote control
devices” on page 2-14.
The SW 6 AR MX HV switcher enclosure is 2.5U high and
requires a 3U-high rack panel (part number 60-141-02).
Other AR MX switchers can be mounted in a rack using
2U-high rack mount panels (#60-141-01). The following
procedure works for both panels.
6
Plug the switcher, input devices, and output device
into a grounded AC source, and turn on the input
and output devices.
To panel mount SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component switchers, do the following:
7
The image from the selected input device should
appear on the output device. If it does not, doublecheck steps 3 through 5 and make adjustments as
needed.
Mounting the switcher
1. Remove the four corner screws and beveled (dress)
washers from the front of the switcher, and set them
aside.
2. Position the rack panel in front of the switcher, aligning
the holes on the switcher with the corresponding
holes on the panel.
All of the switchers can be rack-mounted on a 19-inch shelf
as described below. SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component switchers can also be mounted in a front
panel, as described on page 2-7.
Shelf mounting
To mount the switcher on a shelf, do the following:
1. Using a small Phillips screwdriver, remove the four
rubber feet from the bottom of the switcher, and
slide the feet off the screws.
2. Place the switcher on the mounting shelf, aligning the
holes on the bottom of the switcher with the holes
on the bottom of the shelf (figure 16).
3. Using the screws you removed in step 1, secure the
switcher to the rack shelf.
4. Secure the rack shelf to the rack with the hardware
provided.
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Figure 17 — Panel mounting a switcher
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3. Secure the switcher to the rack panel by reinstalling the
four corner screws and beveled (dress) washers
through the panel. To avoid shifting, ensure that the
switcher is placed firmly against the panel.
2. Use BNC connectors to connect the switcher to the
output device.
4. Secure the rack panel to the rack with the hardware
provided.
Cabling the switcher
Extron
Interfaces
The switcher can connect to two, four, or six input devices,
depending on the model, and to one output device
(SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi switchers) or more than one
output device (SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component switchers).
Large Screen
Projector
SUN Workstation
NI
PC Computer
Extron Interfaces
If auto-switching is required, see “Input cabling for
auto-switching” on page 2-10. If audio follow is
required, see “Input cabling for audio follow” on
page 2-10.
NI
MAC Computer
SGI Workstation
To cable the switcher, do the following:
1. Use BNC connectors to connect each input device to the
input connectors (figure 18). MBC cables or MBC
buffers may be required for computer/monitor/
switcher connections, as shown in figures 19 and 20.
PC Computer
PC Computer
Figure 19 — SW 6 AR HVxi cabling
SW 6 AR MX HV
PC Computer
NI
Extron
Interfaces
Composite
S-video
Component
or RGsB
RGBS
RGBHV
SUN Workstation
Extron
Interfaces
SW ARxi / SW AR HVxi / SW AR MX / SW AR MX HV
R-Y
R-Y
PC Computer
R-Y
NI
PC Computer
B-Y
B-Y
B-Y
Y
Y
Y
Composite
S-video
Component
SW 6 Component
Large Screen
Projector
SGI Workstation
MAC Computer
Figure 20 — SW 6 AR MX HV cabling
Figure 18 — Connecting the switcher
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(Y) cable to the Y input, and connect the chrominance
(C) input cable to either the R-Y or the B-Y input.
Input cabling for auto-switching
This section applies to SW ARxi, SW AR HVxi,
SW AR MX, and SW AR MX HV switchers only.
It does not apply to the SW 6 Component switcher.
For proper auto-switch operation, the switcher control logic
must detect horizontal or composite sync pulses on the H/S
sync input connector. Video on the sync input connectors is
not passed to the output. This means the sync portion of
composite video, S-video, component video, and RGsB
signals must be connected to a video input and to the H/S
input through a T connector. Connect the input cables as
follows:
Composite video — Connect the input cable through a
T connector to the R, G, or B input and to the H/S
input.
Looping
Looping is a configuration technique that enables the total
number of inputs to a switcher to be increased by
connecting its highest input to the output of another
switcher. Extron’s SW switchers are restricted to the daisy
chain looping configuration, which is described in this
section.
A path is created through the connected switchers for the
video signals from the selected input:
S-video — Connect the luminance cable through a
T connector to the R, G, or B input and to the H/S
input. Connect the chrominance cable to one of the
remaining R, G, or B inputs.
• For SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi switchers, the path is
created by contact remote connector loop control
signals. See page 2-16 for contact remote connector
pin assignment information.
Component video — Connect the Y cable through a T
connector to the G input and to the H/S input.
Connect the R-Y and B-Y cables to the R and B
inputs, respectively.
• For SW AR MX and SW AR MX HV switchers, the path is
created by loop control signals “Loop Out” and
“Loop In”.
RGsB — Connect the green video signal cable through a
T connector to the G input and to the H/S input.
Connect the red and blue signal cables to the R and B
inputs, respectively.
Input cabling for audio follow
Audio follow can be used with composite or S-video to
allow switching of both audio and video signals. S-video
requires two of the three video input connectors, leaving
only one input available for audio (audio on sync inputs
will not be passed to the output). Use the following
guidelines for audio follow cabling:
• For composite video input, connect the video cable to the
R, G, or B input (Y input for SW 6 Component), and
connect the two audio channels to the remaining
video inputs.
• For S-video input, connect the luminance (Y) and
chrominance (C) input cables to any combination of
the R, G, or B video inputs. Use the remaining video
input for one channel of audio. For an
SW 6 Component switcher, connect the luminance
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If auto-switching for composite or S-video is
required, use a T connector as described in “Input
cabling for auto-switching” on the previous page.
The SW 2 AR MX and SW 6 Component switchers
do not support looping.
Looping switchers — how it works
Examples of daisy chain looping configurations using three
switchers are shown on page 2-12. Figure 21 shows three
SW 6 AR HVxi switchers, and figure 22 shows the same
configuration for three SW 6 AR MX HV switchers. In the
example:
• Switcher C has six inputs available, and its output is
connected to input 6 of switcher B.
• Switcher B has five inputs available, plus the six from
switcher C, for a total of 11 inputs. Switcher B's
output is connected to input 6 of switcher A.
• Switcher A has 5 inputs available, plus the 11 from
switcher B (switcher B's five plus switcher C's six),
for a total of 16 inputs.
Additional switchers could be connected to the string of
switchers in the example. However, video signal
degradation could become a serious factor as cable length
increases. Signal degradation is also affected by the quality
of the cables used.
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With the switchers connected as shown on page 2-12, input
selection occurs as shown below.
Output
For SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi switchers, Loop
Out is on pin 24 of the 25-pin connector, and Loop
In is on pin 12. For SW AR MX and
SW AR MX HV switchers, Loop Out is on the
Loop Out BNC connector, and Loop In is on the
Loop In BNC connector.
A
• Any input selected by switcher A is seen at the output.
• An input selected on switcher B sends a loop control
signal (Loop Out) to switcher A (Loop In), causing
switcher A to select its input 6. Switcher B's selected
input is seen at the output.
B
• An input selected on switcher C sends a loop control
signal (Loop Out) to switcher B (Loop In), and then
from switcher B (Loop Out) to switcher A (Loop In).
Both switcher A and switcher B select input 6.
Switcher C's selected input is seen at the output.
Figure 21 —
Looping
SW AR HVxi
switchers
C
Use high resolution cable, such as Extron’s
BNC-4 HR (BNC-5 HR for HV type switchers), for
input and output connections. BNC-4 and BNC-5
are available in various lengths. To limit signal
loss, use the shortest possible cable length.
Output
For SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi switchers, the loop
control cables can be any standard wire.
A
90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
FUSE: 250V, 400mA SLO-BLO
1
3
5
6
INPUTS
4
For SW AR MX and SW AR MX HV switchers,
the loop control cables can be any 75-ohm coaxial
cable with BNC connectors.
2
INPUTS
Configuring switchers for looping
To configure three switchers for looping, do the following:
B
90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
FUSE: 250V, 400mA SLO-BLO
1
3
5
6
INPUTS
Figure 22 —
Looping
SW AR MX HV
switchers
2-12
4
Refer to page 2-7 for instructions for cabling input
and output connections.
2
INPUTS
C
90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
FUSE: 250V, 400mA SLO-BLO
1
3
INPUTS
5
6
4
INPUTS
2
1. Connect a BNC cable between the highest numbered
input of switcher A and the output of switcher B.
2. Connect switcher A's output to the display device.
Connect another BNC cable from the highest
numbered input of switcher B to the output of
switcher C.
3. For SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi switchers: Connect
switcher C’s contact remote connector pin-24 (Loop
Out) to switcher B’s contact remote connector pin 12
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(Loop In). Connect switcher B’s contact remote
connector pin 24 (Loop Out) to switcher A’s contact
remote connector pin 12 (Loop In).
To connect the switcher to the KP-10 wired remote keypad,
attach the keypad’s cable to the contact/manual remote
25-pin connector on the switcher.
For SW AR MX and SW AR MX HV switchers: Connect
switcher C’s Loop Out connector to switcher B’s
Loop In connector. Connect switcher B’s Loop Out
connector to switcher A’s Loop In connector.
To change the selected input to 1 on an
SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, or
SW 6 Component switcher, remote connector pin 1
must be shorted to ground for less than 2 seconds.
If pin 1 is shorted for 2 seconds or longer, the mode
is displayed by a blinking LED, and the selected
input does not change.
Attaching remote control devices
The contact/manual remote connector provides a way to
control the switcher using contact closure devices such as
the following:
• Extron KP-10 wired remote keypad (see below)
• Extron IR-101 infrared remote (see the next page)
• Third-party remote controls (see page 2-16)
• Extron RS-232 2-4-6-8 contact closure adapter and a host
device/computer (SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi
switchers only). See page 3-3 for cabling information,
and page 3-4 for software information.
• RS-232 port and a host computer (SW AR MX,
SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Composite switchers
only). See page 4-8 for cabling and software
information.
IR-101 cabling
The Extron IR-101 infrared (IR) remote control is a handheld unit. It communicates with all models of SW
switchers through an external IR detector that is connected
to an adapter. The adapter connects to the remote
connector on the switcher’s rear panel, and it gets its power
from the +5 volts on pin 13. (See “Remote control design
information” on page 2-16 for connector pin assignment
information.)
Figure 24 shows an optional IR-101 infrared remote adapter
connected to an SW 6 AR MX HV switcher.
KP-10 cabling
90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
FUSE: 250V, 400mA SLO-BLO
Figure 23 shows an optional KP-10 wired keypad remote
connected to an SW 6 AR HVxi switcher.
1
3
5
6
INPUTS
4
2
INPUTS
3-foot
Cable
SW 6 AR MX HV
1
9
6
2
0
7
3
8
4
IR-10
Universal Remote
5
25-foot Cable
6-foot
Cable
IR Detector
Universal Remote
IR-101 Remote Adapter
Figure 24 — IR-10 infrared remote
KP-10 Wired Remote
To install the IR-101 remote control system, do the following:
1. Power off the switcher.
2. Connect the IR-101 adapter’s 25-pin plug to the remote
connector on the rear panel of the switcher.
3. Plug the RJ-11 male connector into the IR-101 adapter’s
RJ-11 female connector.
SW 6 AR HVxi
Figure 23 — KP-10 wired keypad remote
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4. Position the IR detector for best reception of the infrared
light from the IR-101 hand-held remote controller
(limited by a 6-foot cable).
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5. Power the switcher on.
To operate the IR-101, press the key for the desired input
while aiming the hand-held unit at the IR detector. The
approximate operating range is 30 feet.
To change the selected input to 1 on an
SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, or
SW 6 Component switcher, remote connector pin 1
must be shorted to ground for less than 2 seconds.
If pin 1 is shorted for 2 seconds or longer, the mode
is displayed by a blinking LED, and the selected
input does not change.
The IR detector receives infrared signals from the handheld IR-101 remote control, and it converts them to logic
signals. The logic signals are used by the adapter to
duplicate front panel input selection.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
11
13
15
17
19
21
23
25
Signal
Input 1
Input 3
Input 5
Unused
Unused
Unused
+5VDC
Tally 2
Tally 4
Tally 6
Unused
Unused
Ground
The duration of a momentary connection is defined
as 250 – 500 milliseconds.
To change the selected input to 1 on an
SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, or
SW 6 Component switcher, remote connector pin 1
must be shorted to ground for less than 2 seconds.
If pin 1 is shorted for 2 seconds or longer, the mode
is displayed by a blinking LED, and the selected
input does not change.
Signal
Input 2
Input 4
Input 6
Unused
Unused
See note
Tally 1
Tally 3
Tally 5
Unused
Unused
See note
For SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi , pins 12 and 24
are Loop In and Loop Out, respectively. For
SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Composite, pins 12 and 24 are unused.
Remote control design information
Contact/manual remote connector pin assignments are
shown in the table on the next page. To select a different
13
1
switcher input number through the
remote connector, momentarily connect
25
14
the pin for the desired input number to
DB25 Pin Locations
pin 25 (logic ground).
Female
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
The tally pins can be used for remote indication of the
switcher's selected input. Tally 1 – 6 (pins 14 – 19) indicate
the switcher's selected input number with a logic low (0V);
the tally pins are normally at logic high (5V). For example,
with switcher input 2 selected, the front panel LED for that
input would be on, tally 2 (pin 15) would be 0V, and the
remaining tally pins would be 5V.
You can use the schematics in figure 25 as a guide to design
and build indicator circuits for the tally pins. An example
of an LED circuit is shown to the left, and two versions of
incandescent lamp driver circuits are shown to the right.
The +5V source on remote connector pin 13 is limited to
100 mA. If a different voltage or a higher current is
required, an external voltage source is required.
RECOMMENDED RELAYS
External Power
MANUFACTURER GENERAL
Aromat
DS2
ITT/Panasonic
R-Z-5C
Omron
G5Y
Resistor value
depends on current
requirement of lamp
+5V (PIN 13)
330 Ohm
LED
LOW CURRENT
TQ
A5W
G6H
+5V (PIN 13)
N/C
1N916
+5V (PIN 13)
Tally Pin
Tally Pin
Tally Pin
External Power
330 Ohm
LED Indicator Circuit
Incandescent Lamp Circuit
Using an Opto-Isolator & External Power
Incandescent Lamp Circuit
Using a Relay & External Power
Figure 25 — Tally pin indicator circuits
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Troubleshooting
SW Switchers
The sections below shows some common operating
problems and their solutions.
All models
Problem — Pressing an input selection button does not
change the input.
3
Solution — Verify the operating mode. The input
selection buttons do not change the input if the
switcher is in auto-switch mode or (for
SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component switchers only) auto-sequence
mode.
Problem — Auto-switch does not work under composite
video, S-video, component video, or RGsB format.
Solution — The sync portion of these video formats
must be connected to a video input and to the
H/S input through a T connector. See page 2-10.
Chapter Three
SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component models
Problem — You pressed input selection button 1, but the
input did not change, and one of the input/mode
selection LEDs is blinking (SW AR MX,
SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component switchers
only).
Solution — Holding input selection button 1 for too
long causes the button to act as the front panel
mode selection button. To select an input, do not
hold the button after pressing it.
xi and SW AR HVxi
xi
SW ARxi
Operation
Problem — The switcher is plugged into a functioning
power source, but does not turn on.
Solution — Replace the fuse. See page 4-11.
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Remote Operation
xi Operation
SW ARxi
xi and SW AR HVxi
This chapter applies to SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi switchers
only. For SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component switcher operation information, see
chapter 4.
Operating Modes
SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi switchers operate in two modes:
front panel mode and auto-switch mode.
The Mode switch on the switcher’s rear panel toggles
between modes.
Front panel mode
In front panel mode, you can select the switcher input in
the following ways:
• Front panel buttons (see below)
• Optional remote control device (contact closure type) via
the remote connector (see “Attaching remote control
devices” on page 2-14)
switchers support the Extron RS-232 2-4-6-8 Contact
Closure Adapter. The adapter, connected to the switcher's
contact remote connector, allows an RS-232 host computer/
device to duplicate SW ARxi front panel operations. (See
page 2-16 for contact remote connector pin assignment
information.)
Communication between the adapter and the host is in only
one direction. The adapter receives two decimal codes and
converts them to a momentary switch contact closure that
parallels the switcher's front panel switch through the
25-pin contact remote connector. There is no response from
the adapter to the host.
The first decimal code is the input selection code, and the
second decimal code must be code 255, which is the clear
code. The clear code is required to clear the RS-232 2-4-6-8
adapter buffer. The input selection codes representing each
switcher input number are listed in the second table on
page 3-4.
Connecting the RS-232 2-4-6-8 adapter
• Optional host device/computer via the RS-232 2-4-6-8
adapter (see “Remote operation” below)
To connect the RS-232 2-4-6-8 adapter, do the following:
To select the input from the front panel, press the button
corresponding to the input number.
1. Connect the RS-232 cable from the PC serial port to the
RS-232 2-4-6-8 adapter’s RS-232 input connector
(figure 26).
Auto-switch mode
In auto-switch mode, the switcher selects the highest
numbered input that has sync pulses available on the sync
BNC connector. In the event that sync is lost on the
selected input, the switcher will automatically switch to the
next highest input with sync available.
When auto-switch mode is enabled, the Auto Switch Active
LED on the switcher’s front panel is lit.
2. Connect the RS-232 2-4-6-8 adapter’s 25-pin connector
to the switcher's contact remote connector.
SW 6 AR HVxi
The auto-switch sync sensing circuitry monitors the "S"
(sync) BNC connector for all video formats except RGBHV.
The "V" (vertical sync) BNC connector is monitored if
RGBHV video format is used (SW AR HVxi models only).
See “Input cabling for auto-switching” on page
2-10 for special cabling requirements.
RS-232
INPUT
Computer Control
1
RS-232 2-4-6-8
Controller
9
6
DB9 Pin Locations
Female
Remote Operation
In addition to the KP-10 wired remote keypad, IR-10
infrared remote, and third-party remote controls described
on pages 2-13 through 2-16, SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi
3-2
5
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Figure 26 — RS-232 2-4-6-8 adapter
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SW ARxi
Following are two examples of Switch DOS commands.
RS-232 2-4-6-8 adapter software
DOS and Windows® -compatible software, for controlling
SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi switchers through the
RS-232 2-4-6-8 adapter, is provided on a 3.5-inch diskette.
Both versions enable the switcher input number to be
selected from the host computer/device.
The DOS version of software for SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi
switcher input selection is a program called "Switch". The
program can be run on the PC computer from the 3.5 inch
diskette, but it may be more convenient to copy the
program to the PC's hard drive. To copy Switch from the
diskette to the hard disk, do the following:
1. Insert the 3.5 inch diskette into the PC's floppy disk
drive.
2. At the DOS prompt, type the following command:
DOS command format for "Switch"
SWITCH sc [cp br db sb pt]
3-4
Selection
Code
254
253
251
247
239
223
255
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Example 2
Switch 223 2 4800 8 2 N
Switch 255 2 4800 8 2 N
Explanation:
Line 1: Switch to input 6, using comm port 2 at 4800 baud,
8 data bits, 2 stop bits, no parity
Windows-compatible software
Parameters are described in the table below.
Selections
See table below
Serial port number (1 - 4)
300,600,1200,2400,4800,9600
7 or 8
0, 1, 2
N=None, E=Even, O=Odd
Line 2: Clear the RS-232 2-4-6-8 buffer, using default
parameters.
You can create batch files to simplify input
selection.
The DOS command format for Switch is:
Input
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
Clear buffer
Explanation:
Line 2: Clear the RS-232 2-4-6-8 buffer, using comm port 2
at 4800 baud, 8 data bits, 2 stop bits, no parity
Copy A:\SWITCH.COM C:\
Description
selection code
comm port
baud rate
data bits
stop bits
parity type
Switch 254
Switch 255
Line 1: Switch to input 1, using default parameters.
DOS-compatible software
Code
sc
cp
br
db
sb
pt
Example 1
Defaults
1
4800
8
2
N
The RS-232 2-4-6-8 Control Program is used with SW ARxi
and SW AR HVxi switchers and the RS-232 2-4-6-8 adapter.
It is compatible with Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95/98, and NT.
Installing the software
The program is contained on a single 3.5-inch diskette, and
it can run from the floppy drive. However, it is usually
more convenient to load and run the program from the
hard drive.
To install the software from the floppy disk onto the hard
drive, run SETUP.EXE from the floppy disk, and follow the
instructions that appear on the screen.
By default, the Windows installation places two icons
(RS-232 2-4-6-8 Control Pgm and 2-4-6-8 ctrlr notes) into a
group or folder named “Extron Electronics”.
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Using the software
To run the RS-232 2-4-6-8 Control Program, do the
following:
SW Switchers
1. Double-click on the RS-232 2-4-6-8 Control Pgm icon in
the Extron Electronics group or folder.
The RS-232 2-4-6-8 Control Program
appears.
4
2. From the Com menu, click on the comm port that is
connected to the RS-232 2-4-6-8 adapter port.
3. From the Size menu, click on the switcher type.
Numbered buttons representing the switcher front
panel buttons appear in the window (figure 27).
Chapter Four
Figure 27 — RS-232 2-4-6-8 Control Program
4. Using the mouse, click on the desired input.
5. When you are finished, click on Exit.
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SW 6 Component Operation
For information about program features, click on the
2-4-6-8 ctrlr notes icon in the “Extron
Electronics” group or folder.
Operating Modes
Slaving to a System 4LD/C
RS-232 Control
Power Supply
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SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component Operation
This chapter applies to SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component switchers only. For SW ARxi and
SW AR HVxi operation information, see chapter 3.
SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component
switchers operate in three modes: front panel mode, autoswitch mode, and auto-sequence mode. To determine the
current mode, press and hold front panel button #1 until
LED #2, 3, or 4 begins blinking. The blinking LED
identifies the mode, as shown below.
1
2
3
• Auto-sequence mode: Button 4
Input selection from the front panel buttons is not
possible when the switcher is in auto-switch or
auto-sequence mode. However, all other front panel
operations function normally.
Front panel mode
4
In front panel mode, you can select the switcher input in
the following ways:
Mode:
• Front panel buttons
Front panel
• Optional remote control device (contact closure type) via
the manual remote connector (see “Attaching remote
control devices” on page 2-14)
Auto-switch
Auto-sequence
= blinking LED,
= LED in Off state.
Regardless of the mode the switcher is in, you can select the
mode in the following ways:
• Through the front panel buttons (see below)
• Through the manual remote connector (see “Attaching
remote control devices” on page 2-14)
• From a host device/computer connected to the switcher’s
RS-232 port (see “RS-232 Control” on page 4-7)
Selecting the mode from the front panel
The front panel has four or six buttons, each with an LED
indicator above it. Buttons 1 and 2 (SW 2 AR MX), buttons
1 through 4 (SW 4 AR MX and SW 4 AR MX HV), or
buttons 1 through 6 (SW 6 AR MX, SW 6 AR MX HV, and
SW 6 Component) select the switcher input in front panel
mode. Buttons 1 through 4 are also used to select the mode.
See the mode sections beginning on the next page for
information on selecting inputs when the switcher is in
each mode.
To select the mode from the front panel, press and hold
button 1 until LED 2, 3, or 4 begins blinking, then press and
hold the button corresponding to the mode you want (see
the next page) while continuing to press button 1. When a
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• Front panel mode: Button 2
• Auto-switch mode: Button 3
Operating Modes
Symbols:
blinking LED indicates the selected mode, you can release
the buttons.
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• Optional host device/computer via the RS-232 port (see
“RS-232 Control” on page 4-7)
To select the input from the front panel, press the button
corresponding to the input number, and release it
immediately.
If you hold button 1 for too long, the mode is
indicated by a blinking LED 2 (indicating front
panel mode), and the input does not change.
Auto-switch mode
In auto-switch mode, the switcher selects the highest
numbered input that has sync pulses available on the sync
BNC connector. In the event that sync is lost on the
selected input, the switcher automatically switches to the
next higher input with sync available.
The auto-switch sync sensing circuitry monitors the "S"
(sync) BNC connector for all video formats except RGBHV.
The "V" (vertical sync) BNC connector is monitored if
RGBHV video format is used (SW AR MX HV models
only).
See page “Input cabling for auto-switching” on
page 2-10 for special cabling requirements.
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Auto-sequence mode
Sequence rate decoding — alternate method
In auto-sequence mode, the switcher scans all inputs at a
rate defined by the sequence rate. The sequence rate is set
through the front panel buttons for time periods ranging
from 4 to 60 seconds. In this mode, an input remains
selected for the period of time specified by the sequence
rate, then the next input in sequence is selected. This
process cycles through all inputs repeatedly until the mode
changes.
In auto-sequence mode, buttons 3 and 4 change the
sequence rate. Each time you press button 4, the sequence
rate increases by 4 seconds, up to a maximum of 60
seconds. Each time you press button 3, the sequence rate
decreases by 4 seconds, down to a minimum of 4 seconds.
Sequence rate decoding
The sequence rate can be decoded using the information
shown below. To determine the sequence rate, find the
LED configuration in the table that matches switcher LEDs
1 – 4. The sequence rate is shown to the left of the LED
configuration.
Symbols:
Example: (see the gray bar in table)
LEDs 1, 3, and 4 are blinking. The decimal values at the
bottom of those columns are 4, 16, and 32.
4 + 16 + 32 = 52 seconds
Slaving to a System 4LD/C
The SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component
switchers contain one internal, user-configurable jumper,
E2. It enables the switcher to operate in either "standalone" or "slave" mode. In stand-alone mode, the switcher
functions as an independent switcher. In slave mode, it
functions as a slave to a System 4 switcher.
Changes to internal jumper settings must be
performed by authorized service personnel
only.
= blinking LED.
= LED in Off state.
1
4 seconds
8 seconds
12 seconds
16 seconds
20 seconds
24 seconds
28 seconds
32 seconds
36 seconds
40 seconds
44 seconds
48 seconds
52 seconds
56 seconds
60 seconds
Decimal value 4
4-4
An alternate method of determining the sequence rate is to
add the assigned decimal values for each blinking LED.
The sum of these values equals the current sequence rate.
The decimal value represented by each LED is shown at the
bottom of each column in the table on the previous page.
2
3
4
Configuring as a slave
By default, jumper E2 is set to stand-alone operation. To
configure the switcher for System 4 slave operation, do the
following:
1. If the power cord is attached, disconnect it from the
switcher.
2. Remove the cover (the top portion of the enclosure) as
shown in figure 28. Remove the top two screws on
each end of the enclosure, lift the cover, and place
the cover upside down next to the base of the
enclosure.
Do not pull on the cable that attaches the cover
to the base. Doing so could disconnect the
cable from its connectors.
8
16
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Do not touch any electronic components inside
the switcher. Doing so could damage the
switcher.
See the System 4 Series Switcher manual for
configuration information regarding the connection
of an SW AR MX type switcher as a slave to a
System 4 switcher.
Lift cover straight up.
2-Channel
Stereo Audio
BNC Cable
CRT Projector
Projector
ComAdapter
Projector Communication
Extension Cable
INPUT 1
H/HV
R/C
SW
6A
RM
XH
V
INPUT 2
V
G/Y
AUDIO
B
H/HV
R/C
INPUT 3
V
AUDIO
G/Y
B
H/HV
R/C
INPUT 4
V
G/Y
AUDIO
B
H/HV
R/C
OUTPUT
V
G/Y
Remove 2 screws
from each side.
AUDIO
B
PJ COMM
RS 232
H/HV
V
R/C
AUDIO
G/Y
B
Slave Adapter
* Do not connect pin #4
or pin #8 (improper slave
operation will occur)
Figure 28 — Removing the switcher cover
Laserdisc Player
VCR
3. Locate jumper E2 (figure 29). A jumper shunt is on pins
1 and 2.
SW 6 AR MX
M
A
N
U
A
L
Control System
VCR
E2
SW
SVGA Compatible Laptop Computer
Computer
Figure 30 — SW 6 AR MX operating as a slave
6A
RM
XH
V
NORMAL
SLAVE
Figure 29 — Circuit board jumper location
4. To change the jumper location, use pliers to pull the
jumper shunt off pins 1 and 2, and place the shunt
on pins 2 and 3.
5. Replace and fasten the enclosure cover, reversing step 2.
Operating as a slave
Figure 30 shows an example of an SW 6 AR MX switcher
operating as a slave to a System 4 switcher. The
SW 6 AR MX provides the System 4 with inputs 4 – 9.
The SW 6 AR MX responds to commands from the System 4
through the RS-232 communications interface.
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RS-232 Control
The switcher can be controlled through the RS-232 port by a
host device/computer. Cable connection, pinouts, and
protocol are shown in figure 31 on the next page.
Host/switcher communications
The switcher treats any character that comes in from the
RS-232 port as a possible command, but it accepts only a
limited set of characters as legal commands. There are no
codes required to say that a command is being transmitted,
or that a command has ended. A simple command may be
a single character typed on a keyboard, and it does not
require any special characters before or after it. For
example, it is not necessary to press the Enter key from the
keyboard. Simple commands could be from a terminal or
any other controlling device.
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Command/response table
Definitions and abbreviations:
V = Video input
F = Function (mode )
M = Maximum inputs (2, 4, or 6)
90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
FUSE: 250V, 400mA SLO-BLO
1
3
5
6
INPUTS
4
2
INPUTS
SW 6 AR MX HV
5
! = Delimiter character = Indicates end of input selection.
Characters also accepted as delimiters are: @ &
1
=1-6
9
6
DB9 Pin Locations
Female
Computer Control
Figure 31 — RS-232 cabling
When the switcher receives a command and determines
that it is valid, it executes the command and sends a
response back to the controlling (host) device. If the
switcher determines that the command is invalid, an error
response is returned to the host. All responses from the
switcher to the host begin and end with a carriage return
and a line feed (CR/LF,
).
Using the command/response table
The table on the next page lists the commands that the
switcher recognizes as valid, and the responses that are
returned to the host. The Description column defines the
command, describes the results of executing the command,
or displays the response.
= CR/LF
Q = Software version
C = Channel (input)
E = Error (E01,6,9,10)
=1-3
= 2, 4 or 6
= 0.00 - 9.99
ASCII/HEX: 1/31 2/32 3/33 4/34 5/35 6/36 i/69 I/49
#/23 !/26
ASCII
Command
i
I
#1
#2
#3
1!
2!
3!
4!
5!
6!
Response
(switcher to host)
(Same as I below)
V F M Q
F1
F2
F3
C1
C2
C3
Description
Information Request
(V,F,M,Q defined above)
Go to front panel mode
Go to auto-switch mode
Go to auto-sequence mode
Switch to channel 1
Switch to channel 2
Switch to channel 3
C4
C5
C6
Switch to channel 4
Switch to channel 5
Switch to channel 6
(See
E01
Invalid channel number
“Error Code
E06
Invalid channel change
Descriptions”
E09
Invalid mode parameter
on page 4-8)
E10
Invalid command input
Error code descriptions
E01 — An attempt was made to select channel 0 or channels
higher than the switcher's M value of 2, 4, or 6.
E06 — An attempt was made to change the channel while
in either of the auto modes (auto-switch or autosequence).
E09 — An attempt was made to change the mode with the
command # followed by any character other than 1,
2, or 3.
E10 — The delimiter character was not entered within three
seconds of entering the channel number.
Universal SW control program
The Universal SW Control Program, which is used by
SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component
switchers, is compatible with Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95/98, and
NT. It provides remote control of input selection and
function (mode) selection.
Installing the software
The Universal SW Control Program is contained on a single
3.5” diskette, and it can run from the floppy drive.
However, it is usually more convenient to load and run the
program from the hard drive.
To install the software from the floppy disk onto the hard
drive, run SETUP.EXE from the floppy disk, and follow the
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instructions that appear on the screen. The program
occupies approximately 1 MB (megabyte) of hard drive
space.
By default, the Windows installation creates a C:\UNIVSW
directory, and it places two icons (Universal Switcher
Control Pgm and Universal Switcher Help) into a group or
folder named “Extron Electronics”.
For information about program features, you can access the
Help program in any of the following ways:
• From the Extron Electronics program folder or group,
double-click on the Universal Switcher
Help icon.
Using the software
To run the software, do the following:
• From within the Universal SW Control Program, click on
the Help menu on the main screen.
1. Double-click on the Universal Switcher Control Pgm
icon in the Extron Electronics group or
folder.
• From within the Universal SW Control Program, press the
F1 key.
The Comm menu appears on the
screen.
2. Click on the comm port that is connected to the
switcher’s RS-232 port.
The Universal SW Control Program window appears
(figure 32). It displays the current mode and input
selection.
Power Supply
The SW AR MX, SW AR MX HV, and SW 6 Component
switchers are equipped with an internal power supply that
operates from any AC line voltage in the 100—240VAC,
50/60Hz range. No configuration is required.
Replacing the fuse
The power supply is protected by a 400 mA, 250V, slow
blow fuse. The fuse is in a holder located below the AC
connector on the rear panel.
To change the fuse, do the following:
1. If the power cord is attached, disconnect it from the
switcher.
2. Insert a small screwdriver blade into the slot provided
at the top of the fuse holder, and pry the holder
open (figure 33).
Fuse Holder
Figure 32 — Universal SW Control Program
3. Using normal Windows controls, you can perform the
same adjustments as from the front panel.
90-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
FUSE: 250V, 400mA SLO-BLO
1
3
5
INPUTS
6
4
2
INPUTS
Figure 33 — Opening the fuse holder
3. Pull the fuse holder out.
4. Place a new fuse in the fuse holder. Each switcher ships
with a spare fuse mounted inside the fuse holder.
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Battery backup
If a loss of AC line voltage occurs, the current operating
mode and the selected input are saved. When AC line
voltage returns, the saved mode and input are restored and,
the switcher resumes operation.
The battery backup feature normally preserves the
information for up to one hour. However, this time
may be less if the switcher has been powered on for
less than three minutes prior to the loss of AC line
voltage.
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Appendix A
Reference Information
SW ARxi and SW AR HVxi Specifications
SW AR MX and SW AR MX HV Specifications
SW 6 Component Specifications
Part Numbers
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ReferenceInformation,
Information
SW2 ARxi,SW4 ARxi, SW2/4/6 AR HVxi Specifications
Video
Gain ................................................... Unity
Bandwidth ........................................ 350 MHz (-3dB)
Switching speed .............................. 5 mS (max.)
Video input
Number/signal type
SW2/4 ARxi ........................ 2 or 4 RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, component
video, S-video, NTSC/PAL/SECAM
composite video
SW2/4/6 AR HVxi ............ 2, 4, or 6 (depending on the model)
VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
component video, S-video, NTSC/PAL/
SECAM composite video
Connectors
SW 2 ARxi ........................... 2 x 4 BNC female
SW 4 ARxi ........................... 4 x 4 BNC female
SW2/4/6 AR HVxi ............ 2, 4, or 6 x 5 BNC female (depending on the
model)
Minimum/maximum levels ......... Analog ......... 0.3V to 1.5V p-p with no offset
Impedance ........................................ 75 ohms
Horizontal frequency ..................... 15 kHz to 145 kHz
Vertical frequency ........................... 30 Hz to 170 Hz
Return loss ........................................ -30dB @ 5 MHz
Video output
Number/signal type
SW 2 ARxi ........................... 1 RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, component video, Svideo, NTSC/PAL/SECAM composite video
SW2/4/6 AR HVxi ............ 1 VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
component video, S-video, NTSC/PAL/
SECAM composite video
Connectors
SW 2 ARxi .......................... 4 BNC female
SW2/4/6 AR HVxi ............ 5 BNC female
Minimum/maximum levels ......... Analog ......... 0.3V to 1.5V p-p
Impedance ........................................ 75 ohms
Sync
Input/output types
SW 2 ARxi ........................... RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
SW2/4/6 AR HVxi ............ RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
Standards .......................................... NTSC, PAL, SECAM
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Input level ........................................
Output level .....................................
Input impedance .............................
Output impedance ..........................
Polarity ..............................................
1V to 5V p-p
5V p-p
510 ohms
75 ohms
Positive or negative
Control/remote — switcher
Contact closure ................................ 1 25-pin D female connector
Extron remote key pad control ..... 1 25-pin D female connector ... use with the
Extron KP-10
IR controller module ...................... 1 25-pin D female connector ... use with the
Extron IR-101
General
Power ................................................ 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 10 watts,
internal, auto-switchable
Temperature/humidity ................. Storage -40° to +158°F (-40° to +70°C) /
10% to 90%, non-condensing
Operating +32° to +122°F (0° to +50°C) /
10% to 90%, non-condensing
Rack mount ...................................... Yes, with optional shelf, part #60-030-01
Enclosure type ................................. Metal
Enclosure dimensions .................... 3.4" H x 8.5" W x 6.25" D
(2U high, 1/2 rack width)
8.5 cm H x 21.6 cm W x 15.9 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors.)
Product weight
SW2 ARxi ............................. 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
SW4 ARxi ............................. 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg)
SW2 AR HVxi ..................... 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
SW4 AR HVxi ..................... 3.9 lbs (1.8 kg)
SW6 AR HVxi ..................... 4.4 lbs (2.0 kg)
Shipping weight
SW2 ARxi ............................. 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
SW4 ARxi ............................. 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
SW2 AR HVxi ..................... 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
SW4 AR HVxi, SW6 AR HVxi 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
Vibration ........................................... ISTA/NSTA 1A in carton
(International Safe Transit Association)
Listings .............................................. UL, CUL
Compliances .................................... CE
MTBF ................................................. 30,000 hours
Warranty ........................................... 3 years parts and labor
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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SW AR MX Specifications
Max. rise/fall time ....................... 4 nS
Polarity .......................................... Positive or negative
Video
Gain ...............................................
Bandwidth ....................................
Crosstalk .......................................
Switching speed ...........................
Unity
600 MHz (-3dB), fully loaded
-70dB @ 10 MHz
5 mS (max.)
Video input
Number/signal type ................... 2, 4, or 6 analog VGA-UXGA RGBS, RGsB,
RsGsBs, component video, S-video or
NTSC/PAL/SECAM composite video
Connectors .................................... 2, 4, or 6 x 4 BNC female
Minimum/maximum levels ...... Analog ....... -5.0V to +5.0V p-p with no
offset
Impedance .................................... 75 ohms
Horizontal frequency .................. 15 kHz to 145 kHz
Vertical frequency ....................... 30 Hz to 170 Hz
Return loss .................................... -30dB @ 10 MHz
External sync (genlock) ............... SW 4 and 6 AR MX only ........ 0.3V to 0.4V
p-p
Video output
Number/signal type ................... 1 analog VGA-UXGA RGBS, RGsB,
RsGsBs, component video, S-video or
NTSC/PAL/SECAM composite video
Connectors .................................... 4 BNC female
Minimum/maximum levels ...... Analog ....... -5.0V to +5.0V p-p
Impedance .................................... 75 ohms
Return loss .................................... -30dB @ 5 MHz
DC offset ....................................... ±5mV maximum
Sync
Input type .....................................
Output type ..................................
Standards ......................................
Input level .....................................
Output level ..................................
Input impedance ..........................
Output impedance ......................
Max. propagation delay ..............
2, 4, or 6 analog RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
1 analog RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
0.5V to 5V p-p
Same as input
510 ohms
75 ohms
40 nS
Control/remote — switcher
Serial control port ........................
Baud rate and protocol ...............
Serial control pin configurations ....
Contact closure ............................
Extron remote key pad control ..
RS-232, 9-pin D female connector
9600, 8-bit, 1 stop bit, no parity
2 = TX, 3 = RX, 5 = GND
25-pin D female connector
Extron KP 10 keypad .............. connects to
the 25-pin D female connector
IR controller module ................... Extron IR 101 ........................... connects to
the RS-232 9-pin D female connector
Program control ........................... Extron’s control program for Windows®
Extron’s Simple Instruction Set™ – SIS™
General
Power ............................................. 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 10 watts,
internal, auto-switchable
Temperature/humidity .............. Storage -40° to +158°F (-40° to +70°C) /
10% to 90%, non-condensing
Operating +32° to +122°F (0° to +50°C) /
10% to 90%, non-condensing
Rack mount ................................... Yes, with optional 2U front panel #60-14101 or 2U universal rack shelf #60-032-01
Enclosure type .............................. Metal
Enclosure dimensions ................. 3.4" H x 8.5" W x 6.25" D (2U high, 1/2
rack width)
8.5 cm H x 21.6 cm Wx 15.9 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors.)
Product weight
SW 2 AR MX ..................... 3.7 lbs (1.7 kg)
SW 4 AR MX ..................... 3.9 lbs (1.8 kg)
SW 6 AR MX ..................... 4.4 lbs (2.0 kg)
Shipping weight ........................... 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
Vibration ....................................... ISTA/NSTA 1A in carton (International
Safe Transit Association)
Listings .......................................... UL, CUL
Certifications ................................ CE, CSA
MTBF ............................................. 30,000 hours
Warranty ....................................... 3 years parts and labor
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(7.31-103101-D1)
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SW 4/6 AR MX HV Specifications
Video
Gain ...............................................
Bandwidth ....................................
Crosstalk .......................................
Switching speed ...........................
Unity
600 MHz (-3dB), fully loaded
-70dB @ 10 MHz
5 mS (max.)
Video input
Number/signal type ................... 4 or 6 (depending on the model) analog
VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB,
RsGsBs, component video,
S-video or NTSC/PAL/SECAM
composite video
Connectors .................................... 4 or 6 x 5 BNC female (depending on the
model)
Minimum/maximum levels ...... Analog ....... -5.0V to +5.0V p-p with no
offset
Impedance .................................... 75 ohms
Horizontal frequency .................. 15 kHz to 145 kHz
Vertical frequency ....................... 30 Hz to 170 Hz
Return loss .................................... -30dB @ 10 MHz
Video output
Number/signal type ................... 1 analog VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS,
RGsB, RsGsBs, component video, S-video
or NTSC/PAL/SECAM composite video
(same as input)
Connectors .................................... 5 BNC female
Minimum/maximum levels ...... Analog ....... -5.0V to +5.0V p-p
Impedance .................................... 75 ohms
Return loss .................................... -30dB @ 5 MHz
DC offset ....................................... ±5mV maximum with input at 0 offset
Sync
Input type ..................................... 4 or 6 analog RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB,
RsGsBs
Output type .................................. 1 analog RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
(same as input)
Standards ...................................... NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Input level ..................................... 0.5V to 5V p-p
Output level .................................. Same as input
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Input impedance ..........................
Output impedance ......................
Max. propagation delay ..............
Max. rise/fall time .......................
Polarity ..........................................
510 ohms
75 ohms
40 nS
4 nS
Positive or negative
Control/remote — switcher
Serial control port ........................
Baud rate and protocol ...............
Serial control pin configurations ...
Contact closure ............................
Extron remote key pad control ..
RS-232, 9-pin D female connector
9600, 8-bit, 1 stop bit, no parity
2 = TX, 3 = RX, 5 = GND
25-pin female D connector
Extron KP 10 keypad .............. connects to
the 25-pin D female connector
IR controller module ................... Extron IR 10 1 ........................... connects to
the RS-232 9-pin D female connector
Loop signal ................................... Momentary low, 1 mS min., 5 mS max.
Program control ........................... Extron’s control program for Windows®
Extron’s Simple Instruction Set™ – SIS™
General
Power ............................................. 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 10 watts,
internal, auto-switchable
Temperature/humidity .............. Storage -40° to +158°F (-40° to +70°C) /
10% to 90%, non-condensing
Operating +32° to +122°F (0° to +50°C) /
10% to 90%, non-condensing
Rack mount ................................... Yes, with optional 3U front panel #60-14102 or 2U universal rack shelf #60-032-01
Enclosure type .............................. Metal
Enclosure dimensions ................. 4.3" H x 8.5" W x 6.25" D (3U high, 1/2
rack width)
10.9 cm x 21.6 cm x 15.9 cm
(Depth excludes connectors.)
Product weight
SW 4 AR MX HV ............. 4.6 lbs (2.1 kg)
SW 6 AR MX HV ............. 5.0 lbs (2.3 kg)
Shipping weight
SW 4 AR MX HV ............. 7 lbs (3.2 kg)
SW 6 AR MX HV ............. 8 lbs (3.6 kg)
Vibration ....................................... ISTA/NSTA 1A in carton (International
Safe Transit Association)
Listings .......................................... UL, CUL
Compliances ................................. CE, CSA
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MTBF ............................................. 30,000 hours
Warranty ....................................... 3 years parts and labor
Control/remote — switcher
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(7.31-010302-D1)
SW 6 Component Specifications
Video
Gain ............................................... Unity
Bandwidth .................................... 180 MHz (-3dB), fully loaded
Crosstalk ....................................... -70dB @ 10 MHz
Number/signal type ................... 6 analog RGsB, component (R-Y, B-Y, Y),
S-video, NTSC/PAL/SECAM composite
video
Connectors .................................... 6 x 3 BNC female
Minimum/maximum levels ...... Analog ....... -5.0V to +5.0V p-p with no
offset
Impedance .................................... 75 ohms
Horizontal frequency .................. 15 kHz to 145 kHz
Vertical frequency ....................... 30 Hz to 170 Hz
Return loss .................................... -30dB @ 10 MHz
Video output
Number/signal type ................... 1 analog RGsB, component (R-Y, B-Y, Y),
S-video, NTSC/PAL/SECAM composite
video
Connectors .................................... 3 BNC female
Minimum/maximum levels ...... Analog ....... -5.0V to +5.0V p-p
Impedance .................................... 75 ohms
Return loss .................................... -30dB @ 5 MHz
DC offset ....................................... ±5mV maximum with input at 0 offset
Sync
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RS-232, 9-pin D female connector
9600, 8-bit, 1 stop bit, no parity
TX = 2, RX = 3, GND = 5
25-pin D female connector
Extron KP 10 keypad .............. connects to
the 25-pin D female connector
IR controller module ................... Extron IR 101 ........................... connects to
the RS-232 9-pin D female connector
Program control ........................... Extron’s control program for Windows®
Extron’s Simple Instruction Set™ – SIS™
General
Video input
Input type .....................................
Output type ..................................
Standards ......................................
Input level .....................................
Output level ..................................
Input impedance ..........................
Output impedance ......................
Serial control port ........................
Baud rate and protocol ...............
Serial control pin configurations ....
Contact closure ............................
Extron remote key pad control ..
6 analog RGsB, component (R-Y, B-Y, Y)
1 analog RGsB, component (R-Y, B-Y, Y)
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
0.5V to 5V p-p
Same as input
510 ohms
75 ohms
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Power ............................................. 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 10 watts,
internal, auto-switchable
Temperature/humidity .............. Storage -40° to +158°F (-40° to +70°C) /
10% to 90%, non-condensing
Operating +32° to +122°F (0° to +50°C) /
10% to 90%, non-condensing
Rack mount ................................... Yes, with optional front panel #60-141-01,
or universal rack shelf #60-032-01
Enclosure type .............................. Metal
Enclosure dimensions ................. 3.5" H x 8.5" W x 6.3" D
(2U high, half rack width)
8.9 cm H x 21.6 cm W x 16.0 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors.)
Product weight ............................. 4.0 lbs (1.8 kg)
Shipping weight ........................... 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
Vibration ....................................... ISTA/NSTA 1A in carton
(International Safe Transit Association)
Listings .......................................... UL, CUL
Compliances ................................. CE, FCC Class A, CSA
MTBF ............................................. 30,000 hours
Warranty ....................................... 3 years parts and labor
Extron part number ..................... 60-309-01
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(7.31-010202-D1)
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Cable part numbers
Part Numbers
Extron Part
BNC-4 HR cable
xi part numbers
SW ARxi
xi and SW AR HVxi
Extron Part
Part #
SW 2 ARxi ......................................................................... 60-262-01
SW 2 AR HVxi ......................................................... 60-263-01
SW 4 ARxi ................................................................ 60-264-01
SW 4 AR HVxi .................................................................. 60-265-01
SW 6 AR HVxi .................................................................. 60-266-01
SW AR MX and SW AR MX HV part numbers
Extron Part
Part #
SW 2 AR MX ............................................................ 60-197-01
SW 4 AR MX ............................................................ 60-109-01
SW 4 AR MX HV .................................................... 60-109-03
SW 6 AR MX ............................................................ 60-110-01
SW 6 AR MX HV .................................................... 60-110-03
SW 6 Component part numbers
Extron Part
Part #
SW 6 Component .................................................... 60-309-01
Accessory part numbers
Extron Part
Part #
19” 2U Universal Rack Shelf ................................. 60-032-01
SW MX Series Rack Front Panel (SW AR MX
/ SW 6 Component) .......................................... 60-141-01
SW MXHV Series Rack Front Panel
(SW AR MX HV) ................................................ 60-141-02
KP-10 Hard Wired Keypad Remote .................... 60-111-01
IR-101 Universal Remote Control ........................ 70-036-01
RS-232 2-4-6-8 Controller ...................................... 60-112-01
S-VHS BNC - Male to Male S-video to
BNC Cable Adapter .......................................... 26-353-01
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Part #
BNC-4-3’HR (3 feet/0.9 meters) .......................... 26-210-01
BNC-4-6’HR (6 feet/1.8 meters) .......................... 26-210-02
BNC-4-12’HR (12 feet/3.6 meters) ...................... 26-210-03
BNC-4-25’HR (25 feet/7.5 meters) ...................... 26-210-04
BNC-4-50’HR (50 feet/15.0 meters) .................... 26-210-05
BNC-4-75’HR (75 feet/23.0 meters) .................... 26-210-06
BNC-4-100’HR (100 feet/30.0 meters) ................ 26-210-07
BNC-4-150’HR (150 feet/45.0 meters) ................ 26-210-08
BNC-4-200’HR (200 feet/60.0 meters) ................ 26-210-09
BNC-4-250’HR (250 feet/75.0 meters) ................ 26-210-54
BNC-4-300’HR (300 feet/90.0 meters) ................ 26-210-53
BNC-4 Mini-HR Bulk
(300’/90m up to 5000’/1500m) ...................... 22-073-01
BNC-5 HR cable
BNC-5-3’HR (3 feet) ............................................... 26-260-15
BNC-5-6’HR (6 feet/1.8 meters) .......................... 26-260-01
BNC-5-12’HR (12 feet/3.6 meters) ...................... 26-260-02
BNC-5-25’HR (25 feet/7.5 meters) ...................... 26-260-03
BNC-5-50’HR (50 feet/15.0 meters) .................... 26-260-04
BNC-5-75’HR (75 feet/23.0 meters) .................... 26-260-16
BNC-5-100’HR (100 feet/30.0 meters) ................ 26-260-05
BNC-5-150’HR (150 feet/45.0 meters) ................ 26-260-12
BNC-5-200’HR (200 feet/60.0 meters) ................ 26-260-06
BNC-5-250’HR (250 feet/75.0 meters) ................ 26-260-18
BNC-5-300’HR (300 feet/90.0 meters) ................ 26-260-14
BNC-5 Mini-HR Bulk
(300 feet up to 5000 feet) ................................. 22-008-01
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