of
Re:connect
M 203
RS232 Interface
Sharp
Dominating Entertainment.
Revox of Switzerland.
E 2.03
Attention!
After updating the M203 firmware to version 2.00 or higher, we
recommend completely resetting the M203 interface by pressing the
Disable softkey on setup page #2 for several seconds, until setup
page #1 automatically appears. Please refer also to page 8 ff.
Note Sharp TV
All Sharp televisions from 26 inch of screen size and serial interface can
be controlled with the Sharp version of the M203. Status: May 2010
Table of Contents
M203 - New features
- Switching between stations
Introduction
Introduction
Installation & Connection Plan
1
Connection
M51 Link IN/ OUT
RS 232
IR-LINK
2
2
3
3
Setup key
Slot selection
Serial Port Mode
Setup # 1
Select Device
Auto Standby
Serial Interface
RS-232 Link
RS-232 Filtered
Video Controller
4
4
5
6
6
7
7
7
8
Connection plan
Sharp TV with M51
Sharp TV with M219
Gefen HDMI Switcher with M51
Gefen HDMI Switcher with M219
9
9
10
11
Overview video products
Gefen HDMI Switcher 4x1/4x2/6x2
Sharp TV
Activating the RS232 (Sharp TV)
12
12
12
13
Setup # 2
1. Selecting audio source
Unknown audio sources
2. Assigning video input
Disable
Setup #2 Reset
14
14
15
16
17
17
Technical data
Guarantee
Included in delivery
Appendix
18
18
18
Introduction
M203
M203 Sharp
New features from software V2.00
With the Re:connect M203, Revox
offers an interface, for the
intelligent control of many of the
Sharp video products.
From software version 2.00, the
M203 can be connected not only
to an M51 but also to the M219
Side room amplifier.
The correct picture input is
automatically selected at the
television with the help of the
interface. Additionally, the next or
previous TV programme can be
selected for the television, through
the M218 wall-mounted keypad.
As a result, a Sharp television
can also be controlled from an
side room, using the M219 Side
room amplifier. The option of
connecting an M203 interface to
an M219 exists with the first four
Side room amplifiers for each
zone. As a result, a total of 16
Side room amplifiers can be
connected with an M203 interface in a Revox Multiroom
system with 4 different zones.
Multiroom Planer V2.00
The new Multiroom Planner
doesn't just calculate the correct
address assignment for the
M219 Side room amplifiers and
M217 Wall-mounted displays, it
also
calculates
the
slot
addresses for the M200 series
Re:control products in the side
room. Take advantage of the
possibility to be able to
determine in advance, all M203,
M217 and M219 addresses
simply and quickly and at the
same time save the information
as system documentation. You
will find more information about
addressing the M203 in the side
room, on Page 6 of this manual.
You can download the new
Multiroom Planner V2.00 free-ofcharge from the download area
of the Revox Homepage, under
www.revox.com.
In the same way as with the
setup of an M51, you define
which video input at the Sharp
televisions activated by which
M219 audio source, through the
M203 Setup. The local inputs
Local 1 – 3 at the M219 can be
used for the control, as well as
the audio sources of the
Multiroom Central unit.
Important advice:
If you want to use the
software version 2.00, the
complete
Revox
system
must be updated to the level
2.00, or higher.
Introduction
M203
Switching between stations using the Revox wall-mounted keypad
The M203 offers the option of
selecting specific stations using
the skip keys (<>) on an M218
wall-mounted keypad, once the
TV tuner has been selected.
This comfort function requires
two settings:
1/2
Audio IN assignment
M51 in combination with M203
The sound input, e.g. TV, Aux1,
Optical, etc., of the remote
device must be assigned to one
of the following Remote buttons
in the Remote menu:
• Local
• Local 1
• Local 2
• Local 3
Assignment example
M219 in combination with M203
There is no need to make an
assignment through the Remote
menu with an M219, because its
local audio inputs (Local 1-3) are
always assigned to the IR
commands Local, Local 1, Local
2 and Local 3. Continue with
point 2/2
Note: Monitor-only devices
This comfort function is only
available with TV models with an
integrated TV tuner. It cannot be
selected in case of monitor-only
devices without a TV tuner.
2/2
TV Tuner assignment
M203 Setup #2 - Input
The second assignment affects
Setup #2 in the M203. Here, the
physical audio source of the TV
sound that was assigned to a
Local Remote button in the first
step, is assigned to the
television's TV Tuner.
In the example above, the audio
source TV calls the television
tuner. As well as the Multiroom
central unit sources, a side room
amplifier also offers its own local
Inputs 1-3 for the TV Tuner
assignment.
Configuration
M203
Installation
1) The four outside fixing holes
(∅ 4,2 mm ) are used for a
permanent installation.
The M203 interface can be
installed easily and quickly.
There are two types of fixing
available.
2) Revox recommends using the
two slots on the side for a
variable installation.
Connection plan
Re:system (M51) resp. Re:connect
Further Re:connect products: M201, M202, etc
IR-/ wall-mounted remote control M204/ M218
RS232 seriell interface
Fixing hole ∅ 4,2 mm
Slotted hole
4 x 20 mm / ∅ 15 mm
Serial interface activity display
Setup button
1
Configuration
M203
Connection:
M203 with M51/ M219
Connection:
M203 with external interfaces
Socket: M51 LINK IN
Setup: M219: Yes ;
Socket: M51 LINK OUT
Setup: M219: Yes ;
The M203 interface is connected
with the M51 LINK socket on the
back of the M51 or the M219
LINK socket on the Side room
amplifier, using the supplied
telephone cable.
The M203 interface is designed
for the connection of further
external interfaces:
M51 operation
Currently, the following further
products can be connected with
the M51::
M200 Domotic interface
M201 IR interface
M202 Ethernet interface
M203 (2. Interface)
M217 Display
If you want to use a different
cable, you should only use a
non-crossed, 4-core telephone
cable with an RJ11 plug (6P4C
modular).
Max. cable length:
100 m
Max. cable resistance: 0.1 Ω /m
M219 operation
With the M219, the LINK OUT
can be used for the connection
of an M217 Display.
Use a non-crossed, 4-core
telephone cable with an RJ11
plug (6P4C modular).
Max. cable length:
100 m
Max. cable resistance: 0.1 Ω /m
2
Configuration
M203
Connection:
M203 with seriell interface
Connection:
M203 with IR controller
Socket: RS232
Setup: # 4 – from page 8
M219: Yes ;
Socket: IR-Link
Setup: M219: Yes ;
Using the serial RS232 interface, The M203 interface can be
used with other (TV) devices,
which also have a serial
interface.
The connection to an IR receiver
or a wall-mounted remote control
is done through the 3-pin, screwfixable Phoenix plug connection.
Many of the Sharp video
products have a serial interface
and are therefore very easy to
integrate into the Revox World.
Revox recommends the use of a
2-core screened cable
(microphone cable), where the
screening is used as ground.
This cable may be a maximum of
30 metres in length.
The M203 Interface is also
suitable as an interface to
domestic facility management
systems such as AMX or
Crestron, which have a special
Revox protocol.
Please ensure that you use the
correct polarity when setting up
as otherwise you might damage
your equipment.
Symbols:
+ Æ Pos. voltage. 20V (DC)
IN Æ IR Signal
- Æ Ground
Even a Windows PC with the
M230 control program can be
connected to the serial interface
on the M203.
The maximum number of IR
receivers that can be switched in
parallel per M203 is 3.
You will find further information
from Page 8.
Serial cables with a maximum
length of 10 metres can be used.
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Configuration
M203
Setup key
Setup #1
Function:
Display:
Connection:
M219:
@ M51
Addr. assignment
Slot Address
M51-Link
Yes ;
M51 operation (fig. page 9+10)
A different address must be
assigned through the slot
address, if a second M203
(M200) is connected to the M51
Link output, so that both don’t
occupy the same slot address.
This would cause errors. In the
case of a double address assignment, neither of the two M203s
(M200s) would be shown in the
Version list.
Using the Setup key, you call up
the M203 menu, which is shown
in the M51 display.
If the M203 interface is connected
with an M219 Additional room
amplifier, the M51 display is also
used.
Slot address: #11 or #12
In the case of an M10 installation,
display is done using the M230
service program or M-Scope.
The two slot addresses 11 and 12
are available for selection. The
following message appears if the
selected address is already
assigned:
Using the Softkeys
you can get to pages #1 and #2
Setup page #2 only appears if a
video device has been selected
on page #1 as Serial Port Mode.
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Configuration
M203
Setup #1
@ M219
In Figure A, an M203 could be
connected to each of the Side
room amplifiers 31 – 34. The M219
amplifiers 35 and 38 on the other
hand may not be connected with
an M203 interface.
M219 operation - fig. Page 9+11
In respect of the M219, the slot
address defines the assignment to
the Side room amplifier. A M203
can only be connected to an Side
room amplifier within the address
range x1 – x4.
Fig A. Multiroom version list / Zone 3
The figure below shows the
Multiroom version list from Zone 3
for the M203 interfaces. You get to
this menu by repeatedly pressing
the Zone softkey in the sub-menu
(M51, M230 etc.) of: Setup Ö
Multiroom Ö Version
Ö Zone x
The slot address defines which
Side room amplifier the M203
interface should communicate with.
This is necessary because of the
bus system, although in each case,
the M203 is individually connected
with the M219. Only one M203
interface can be used per Side
room amplifier.
In this case, an M203 interface was
assigned to the Side room amplifier
with address 4, through the slot
address 314. Amplifiers 1 – 3 do
not have an M203.
Address assignment : Zone 1-4
M219/ 217
x1
x2
x3
x4
x5
x6
x7
x8
x 1 – x 4:
x 5 – x 8:
x 11 – x 14:
M200/ M203
Ö
Ö
Ö
Ö
x 11
x 12
x 13
x 14
Fig B. Multiroom version list / Zone 3
only M219
M217 or M219
only M200 / M203
Example
5
Configuration
M203
Setup #1 – RS232 Modus
Setup #1 – Auto Standby
Function:
Display:
Connection:
M219:
Function:
Display:
Connection:
M219:
RS232 interface
Serial Port Mode
RS232
Yes ;
The function of the serial
interface (Serial Port) can be
configured for the following
applications:
Auto Standby
Auto Standby
RS232
Yes ;
The Auto Standby function
enables the TV to remain
switched on, even in the case of
selected audio sources that do
not activate a video input at the
TV, e.g. the M51 radio tuner.
• RS-232 Link
• RS-232 Filtered
• Gefen HDMI Switcher 4x2, 4x1
• Gefen HDMI Switcher 6x2
• Sharp ATV*
The Auto Standby option is only
shown in the menu if Sharp has
been selected as Serial Port Mode.
• Sharp DTV*
* All Sharp televisions from 26 inch of
screen size and serial interface
DTV: Using the integrated digital TV
tuners (DVB-T or DVB-C)
Auto Standby: ON
The television switches itself off
automatically as soon as an audio
source is selected, which either
cannot activate a video input, e.g.
Tuner, or which is disabled
Please take note of the important
information on page 8 relating to
a complete reset of the M203.
Auto Standby: OFF
After the television has been
switched on, it remains on
permanently until the M51/ M219
is switched off, irrespective of
which audio source is selected.
ATV: Using the integrated analog
TV tuner
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Configuration
M203
RS-232 Filtered.
RS-232 Link.
Standardised serial interface
(RS232 protocol) for connection
to a PC or another serial
interface.
Data-reduced RS232 protocol.
Only M51-specific data is
transferred, so-called display and
broadcast messages.
Application:
You should select this setting if
you want to use the M230 control
program for PCs or if you want to
access the Revox System
through domestic facility
management equipment such as
Crestron and AMX.
Application:
Simple controllers with low data
traffic requirements.
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Configuration
M203
Video Controller.
If a video controller for a video
product was selected on page #1
Port Mode, a second menu page,
Setup # 2 is available. This page
enables you to selectively switch
on and/or between video inputs on
a Sharp device or an HDMI
Switcher from the Gefen
company, dependant on the
selected M51/ M219 source.
The convenient integration can
of course also be used for the
M51’s integrated DVD player.
Please refer to the picture on the
next page – Connection : Video
1).
The audio source and video
input links referred to in the
example are defined in Setup #2.
You will find an exact description
of the links, starting from page 16.
Complete reset?
Example M200 with M51:
A SAT receiver can conveniently
be integrated through the
automatic selection of the video
input on the TV by the M51. Its
picture output is connected, for
example, to the Scart-1 input on
the Sharp TV, while the audio
signal is connected to the Aux-1
input on the M51.
Please also refer to the picture on
the next page.
Yes
You should always carry out a
complete reset with each new
configuration as well as when
changing to another TV model.
To do this, press the Disable
softkey on Setup page #2 and
keep it pressed, until the system
automatically returns you to
page 1.
No
If you now select the source SAT
(Aux-1) at the M51, the Sharp TV
automatically transmits the SAT
receiver picture over the input
Scart-1 and the sound from the
SAT receiver is transmitted over
the M51.
A complete reset is not necessary
with an assignment change within
a TV model.
8
Configuration
M203
Connection
plan: Sharp TV with M51
A
Connection plan: Sharp TV with M219
9
Configuration
M203
Connection
plan: Gefen HDMI switcher with M51
A
Note
The HDMI output on the M51 is only available if the DVS module is installed
®
Gefen : Registered trademark of the Gefen Company/US
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Configuration
M203
Connection plan: Gefen HDMI switcher with M51
11
Configuration
M203
Gefen HDMI Switcher 4x2, 4x1
Switcher 6x2
Sharp TV
Control software for the HDMI
Switcher from the Gefen Company
(www.gefen.com)
Control software for the Sharp
televisions. A serial Sub-D cable
(1:1) is required for the
transmission.
Connection type: Plug - Socket
The HDMI inputs on the HDMI
switcher are activated, dependant
on the M51/ M219 source. If there
is no assignment, the HDMI input
that was last selected remains
active. Setting is done on page #2
in the M203 Setup
For this reason, you should use
the enclosed gender adapter
with the supplied Revox cable.
Product features:
- 4 HDMI inputs (4x1,4x2)
- 6 HDMI inputs (6x2)
9-pin
pin 5
pin 2
pin 3
A crossed Sub-D cable is
required for the transmission.
Connection type: Plug-Plug
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
9-pol
pin 5
pin 2
pin 3
Note: The serial interface
(RS232) of the TV is not yet
configured for control by an
external device. There is the
need of an initial
commissioning of it. Please
follow the instructions on
page 13.
For this reason, you should use
the enclosed crossover adapter
with the supplied Revox 1:1
cable.
9-Pol
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 5
(ATV, DTV)
9-Pol
Pin 3
Pin 2
Pin 5
Max. cable length RS232: 10 m
Max. cable length RS232: 10 m
Gefen products are freely
available through specialist retail
outlets.
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Configuration
M203
Activating the RS232 interface at the Sharp TV
Sharp TV
Following the initial commissioning of a Sharp television, its serial
interface (RS232) is not yet configured for control by an external
device. The RS232 interface is only permanently activated once a
one-off initialisation command is sent through the M203 interface to
the Sharp television. Activation is done with the following steps:
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
Carry out a complete reset (see Page 8)
Make the settings as described in "Setup #2 – AV
Assignment", from Page 14.
Switch on the M51/M219 with FM Tuner. If no FM Tuner is
installed, select a source that is not linked to a television video
input in Setup #2.
Switch on the Sharp television with the original remote control,
using the Power button.
Wait until the television is ready to receive.
Now select a source at the M51 (or at the M219 Side room
amplifier), which is linked to a television video input in Setup
#2.
The television is now initialised and retains the facility to be
controlled through the serial interface, even when it is
switched off.
Please note:
If the television is changed, the process described above has to
be repeated.
Special characteristic on Input 3
The Input 3 can only be addressed by the M203 if there is already a
signal at its input. If this is not the case, the television recognises this
and ignores the control command.
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Configuration
M203
Setup #2 – AV Assignment
Function:
Display:
Connection:
M219:
1. Selecting audio source
AV Assignment
Source
RS232
Yes ;
To start with, select the M51 /
M219 audio source that later
should activate a particular video
input on the Sharp television/
HDMI Switcher, using the
Source ± softkey.
Unknown audio sources
"Sources unknown" can still be
present during the initial configuration, caused by the swap or
the de-installation of modules.
Using the Source+ and Sourcesoftkeys, you can step forwards
and backwards respectively,
through a loop of audio inputs,
which are currently available on
the M51 / M219.
Following switch-on, it can take a
few seconds until the M203
interface has identified all the
M51 / M219 sources and until
the Source ”Unknown" message
disappears.
If the name of an audio source
has been changed, the modified
name also appears in the list.
Any remaining unknown sources
should be deleted by pressing
the Disable softkey twice and
then pressing the Delete softkey.
An “Unknown” Source must be
deleted manually. You will find
more information about this in the
previous section.
If too many unknown sources are
present, we recommend
completely resetting the M203
interface by pressing the Disable
softkey for several seconds, until
Page #1 automatically appears.
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Configuration
M203
Intelligent Audio Sources
The M203 differentiates between
3 type of audio sources:
1. Permanent sources
2. Semi-intelligent sources
3. Intelligent sources
3. Intelligent sources
In the case of intelligent sources,
it is a question of sources, which,
dependant on setting or medium,
can transmit a video signal to
accompany the audio signal. An
example of an intelligent source
is the DVD/CD M51 source. If
there is a music CD on the M51
drive, the television is not
switched on because in this
case, no video is required. If, on
the other hand, a DVD is
identified, the television is
switched on.
1. Permanent sources
In the case of permanent audio
sources, including for example
the Tuner source, the television
is switched on immediately with
the corresponding video input
that was assigned to it on Setup
page #5. Manual switch-on or
switch-off through the remote
control is not possible.
2. Semi-intelligent sources
In the case of semi-intelligent
sources, you can define through
the remote control, whether the
television should be switched on
with the previously defined video
input or not. Such sources have
respectively TV ON and TV OFF
function keys in the remote
control menu. The semiintelligent sources, such as the
M37 Music Server, store the last
selected state.
If, for example, the video input
from the Server was activated at
the television using the remote
control, the television is
automatically activated next time
this source is selected.
Source – Switch on Yes/No
DVD/CD:
CD
Switch on: No †
DVD Switch on: Yes ;
SAT:
Radio Switch on: No †
TV
Switch on: Yes ;
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Configuration
M203
Setup #2 – AV Assignment
2. Assigning video inputs
In the second step, a video input
from the television / HDMI
Switcher is assigned to the
selected M51/ M219 audio
source, using the Input ±
softkey. Using these softkeys,
you can step through a loop of
video inputs that are available to
the television.
The following display appears, if
a video input is called by one or
more audio sources:
Assignment example
This example shows you that, as
well as the currently displayed
audio source (DVD), a further
audio source has also been
assigned to this video input.
Using the Source ± softkeys,
you can search for the audio
source that also calls this video
input.
As the televisions that can be
selected from have different
video inputs, only those video
inputs that the corresponding TV
device has, are actually
displayed.
Several audio sources are
always required if, for example,
the M300/M301 Video switch is
used, which bundles several
video sources together to one
video input on the television.
The softkey Store appears as
confirmation each time the Input
is changed. Press Store if you
want to save your changes.
Otherwise the original setting is
retained.
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Configuration
M203
Setup #2 – Disable
Disable assignment
Reset assignment
Using the Disable function, you
can undo or disable the
assignment of an audio source to
a video input.
If you want to return the settings
in Setup #2 menu to the factory
settings, simply press and hold
the Disable softkey until the
Setup- #1 page appears again.
To do this, select the required
audio input using the Source ±
softkeys and then press the
Disable softkey. The Store
softkey then appears that you
need to press to confirm your
change.
This resets all input assignments
and restores the factory settings.
If you don’t press Store, the
original setting is retained.
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Appendix
M203
Guarantee
Included in delivery
The guarantee period is 24
months from the date of
purchase.
ƒ M203 Interface
ƒ M51-Link cable ( 2 m )
ƒ Serial PC cable
Your dealer should be your first
contact if you need service. If he
can't give you the help you need,
send your M203 interface
carriage free and without any
accessories to your national
Sales Office.
(1:1 - length 3 m)
(Plug-Plug)
ƒ RS232 Crossover adapter
ƒ Gender adapter
ƒ Accessories (Installation)
Please supply a complete
description of the problem and a
full return postal address.
ƒ Manual
Technical data
IR-LINK:
+ Æ
IN Æ
- Æ
Positive voltage 10-20V (DC)
IR signal
Ground (GND)
Dimensions:
113 x 25 x 50 mm (WxHxD)
Weight:
150 g
Power consumption:
35 mA (without IR receiver)
Max. cable length:
100 m (M203- M51/ M219)
Max. cable length:
30 m
(M203 - IR receiver)
E & OE
Product subject to technical modifications.
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Appendix
M203
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Appendix
M203
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