Linx DVI Matrix Switcher User`s Guide

R G B SPECTRUM
Linx DVI
Matrix Switchers 
User’s Guide
™
Models
Linx 3200,
Linx 3200S,
Linx 1600,
Linx 800S, and
Linx 800
July 2012
RGB Spectrum
950 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
RGB
DOCUMENT
■ Linx™ DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
■ P/N 350-10035-01 v4.1.1
■ July 2012
COPYRIGHT
© 2010-2012 RGB Spectrum. All rights reserved.
This guide is for use with the RGB Spectrum Linx DVI Matrix Switchers. Use for any other purpose is not
permitted. This guide was prepared for viewing on a PC; a copy may be printed as required.
■ Linx, EDID Manager, and the RGB Spectrum logo are trademarks of RGB Spectrum in the
United States and other countries.
N OT I C E
RGB Spectrum reserves the right to make any modification to this guide or the information contained
herein at any time without notice.
All features, functions, and specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
COMPANY ADDRE SS
RGB Spectrum
950 Marina Village Pkwy.
Alameda, CA 94501
■ Telephone: (510) 814-7000
■ Fax: (510) 814-7026
ACKNOWLE DGEME NT
The RGB Spectrum Web Control Panel (WCP) uses the GoAhead WebServer.
Copyright © 2003 GoAhead Software, Inc. All rights reserved
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.
Java is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
ii
RGB
REGULATORY CERTIFICATIO N
RGB Spectrum maintains copies of test results, certifications, and Declarations of Conformity on file in its
offices in Alameda, CA.
Copies of test results, certificates and declarations will be made available upon request.
REGULATORY CERTIFICATION:
ELECTRO-MAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
U.S.A
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the requirements in Part 15 Subpart B, ICES003 of the FCC rules for a Class A computing device. Operation of this equipment in a residential area may
cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception requiring the operator to take whatever steps necessary to correct
the interference.
Canada
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with Industry Canada ICES-003 Issue 4, February 7,
2006 Class A.
Europe
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with:
■ EN 55022 (CISPR 22):2006 Class A
■ EN 55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003
REGULATORY CERTIFICATION:
S A F E T Y A N D L O W V OLTAGE DIRE CTIVE
U.S.A/Canada
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with UL60950-1/CSA C22.2 N. 60950-1 - Safety of
Information Technology Equipment.
Europe
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with:
■ IEC 609590-1: 2005 (2nd Edition) Information Technology Equipment - Safety
■ EN 60950-1: 2006 Information Technology Equipment – Safety
■ 60950-1 (ed. 2) CB Test Certificate
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
iii
RGB
REST RICTIONS ON HAZA RDOUS S UBST ANCES (ROHS)
This equipment complies with EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC. This equipment, with the listed allowed
exception noted below, does not contain any homogeneous material that:
a) Contains lead (Pb) in excess of 0.1% weight (1,000 ppm),
b) Contains mercury (Hg) in excess of 0.1% weight (1,000 ppm),
c) Contains hexavalent chromium (CR VI) in excess of 0.1% weight (1,000 ppm),
d) Contains polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) in excess of 0.1% weight (1,000 ppm),
e) Contains polybrominated dimethyl ethers (PBDE) in excess of 0.1% weight (1,000 ppm), or
f)
Contains cadmium (Cd) in excess of 0.01% weight (100 ppm).
The only listed exception is for lead (Pb) contained in the dielectric of exempted multi-layer ceramic
capacitors.
WASTE EQUIPMENT DISPOSAL
Disposal of this equipment must comply with local regulations for waste electronics and electrical
equipment.
S E RV ICE
While there are no user serviceable parts in the Linx DVI Switcher, the product contains various field
replaceable units (FRU’s).
L IMITE D WARRANTY
RGB Spectrum (RGB) warrants that this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship,
under normal use and service when correctly installed and maintained, for a period of three (3) years from
date of shipment. RGB’s liability under this warranty is limited solely to replacing, repairing or issuing credit
for any product which is shown to be defective during the warranty period. Purchaser shall (i) notify RGB
promptly in writing of any claims, and (ii) provide RGB with an opportunity to inspect and test the product
claimed to be defective. Warranty does not cover misuse, abuse, improper installation or application,
improper maintenance or repair, alteration, accident or negligence in use, improper temperature, humidity
or other environmental condition, storage, transportation or handling. RGB Spectrum shall have no
obligations under this warranty with respect to any defect unless it receives notice and a description of
such defect no later than five (5) business days following the expiration of the warranty period.
THE WARRANTIES STATED HEREIN ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL RGB BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING FROM THE
PURCHASER’S INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT EITHER SEPARATELY OR IN COMBINATION
WITH ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT OR FACILITIES, OR FROM ANY OTHER CAUSE.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
iv
RGB
EX TENDED WARRANT Y
An annual extended warranty may be purchased. Should the product fail to operate properly during the
covered period, RGB Spectrum will repair the product and restore it to normal operation without charge for
labor or parts. For further information on obtaining an extended warranty, email support@rgb.com or call
(510) 814-7000.
S HIPPING CONT AINER
Damage to the shipping container may indicate rough handling which could result in damage to the Linx
DVI Switcher. If this is the case, please contact the shipping company.
Keep the shipping container and all packing materials in case the Linx DVI Switcher needs to be returned
to RGB Spectrum for service.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
v
RGB
TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
List of Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Chapter 1
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
About this Manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Product Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Input and Output Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Spare Parts Kits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
EDID Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.5.1 EDID Registers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
1.5.2 Hot Plug Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.5.3 EDID Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.5.4 EDID List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.5.5 EDID Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
1.6 Input Equalization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Chapter 2
Physical Description and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.1 Linx 3200S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.1.1 Supplied Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.1.2 Front Panel Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
LED Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Air Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.1.3 Rear Panel Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Ethernet Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
RS-232 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
AC Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.2 Linx 3200 (discontinued) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.2.1 Supplied Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.2.2 Front Panel Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Air Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Power Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.2.3 Rear Panel Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
AC Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.3 Linx 1600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.3.1 Supplied Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.3.2 Front Panel Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
LED Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Air Intake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
vi
RGB
2.3.3 Rear Panel Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Ethernet Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
RS-232 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
AC Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
2.4 Linx 800S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
2.4.1 Supplied Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
2.4.2 Front Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Power Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
LED Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
2.4.3 Rear Panel Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ethernet Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
RS-232 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
AC Power Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.5 Linx 800 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.5.1 Supplied Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.5.2 Front Panel Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.5.3 Rear Panel Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.5.4 Power Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2.6 Reset Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2.7 Input Modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
2.8 Output Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
2.9 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.9.1 Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.9.2 Video Inputs and Outputs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.9.3 Control Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
RS-232 Serial Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
10/100 BASE-T Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.10Basic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Chapter 3
Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
3.1 Serial Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
3.2 Ethernet Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
3.3 Changing the Linx Switcher IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Chapter 4
Web Control Panel Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4.1 Opening the Web Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4.2 Web Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
4.2.1 Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
4.2.2 Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
4.2.3 Routing Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
vii
RGB
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
Chapter 5
Front Panel Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
Chapter 6
4.2.4 Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Routing Ruler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Enable Force Hot Plug. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Apply Force Hot Plug to All Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Configuration Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
4.3.1 Input Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
EDID Assignment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Cable Equalizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
4.3.2 Output Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
4.3.3 Display Full Switcher’s Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
4.3.4 Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Load Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Create Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
EDID. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
System Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
4.7.1 Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
4.7.2 Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
4.7.3 Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Front Panel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Routing an Input to Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Assigning an Input to an Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Loading Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
6.1 Command Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
6.1.1 Command Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
6.1.2 Command Arguments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
6.1.3 Predefined Parameter Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
6.1.4 Parameter Ranges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
6.1.5 Query the Current Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
6.2 Command Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
6.3 Communications Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
6.4 Control Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
6.5 EDID Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
6.6 Preset Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
6.7 Switch Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
6.8 Miscellaneous Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
6.9 Macro Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
6.9.1 Creating Macros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
6.9.2 Downloading Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
6.9.3 Listing Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
viii
RGB
6.9.4
6.9.5
6.9.6
6.9.7
6.9.8
6.9.9
Chapter 7
Deleting Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Running Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Pausing Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Canceling Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Restarting Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Macro Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Transferring Files and Updating Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
7.1 Transferring Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
7.1.1 Uploading a File to the Linx Switcher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
7.1.2 Downloading a File from the Linx Switcher . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
7.2 Update System Firmware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
7.3 Updating I/O Card Boot Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Chapter 8
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
Chapter 9
Physical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Communications Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
DVI Inputs and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Ethernet Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
RS-232 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Maintenance and Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
9.1 Air Filter (Linx 3200, Linx 3200S, and Linx 1600) . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
9.2 Fuse Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
9.3 Power Supply Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
9.3.1 Linx 3200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
9.3.2 Linx 1600 and Linx 3200S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
9.4 Input and Output Module Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
9.5 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Chapter 10
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
ix
RGB
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1-1
Figure 2-1
Figure 2-2
Figure 2-3
Figure 2-4
Figure 2-5
Figure 2-6
Figure 2-7
Figure 2-8
Figure 2-9
Figure 2-10
Figure 2-11
Figure 2-12
Figure 2-13
Figure 2-14
Figure 2-15
Figure 2-16
Figure 2-17
Figure 3-1
Figure 3-2
Figure 3-3
Figure 3-4
Figure 4-1
Figure 4-2
Figure 4-3
Figure 4-4
Figure 4-5
Figure 4-6
Figure 4-7
Figure 4-8
Figure 4-9
Figure 4-10
Figure 4-11
Figure 4-12
Figure 4-13
Figure 4-14
Figure 4-15
Figure 4-16
Figure 4-17
Figure 5-1
Figure 7-1
Figure 7-2
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Selecting EDID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Linx 3200S Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Linx 3200S Rear View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Linx 3200 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Power Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Linx 3200 Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
AC Power Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Linx 1600 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Linx 1600 Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Linx 800S Rear View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Linx 800 Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Linx 3200, Linx 3200S and Linx 1600 DVI Input Module . . . . 20
Linx 800S and Linx 800 DVI Input Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Linx 3200, Linx 3200S, and Linx 1600 I/O Blank Plate . . . . . . 21
Linx 800S and Linx 800 I/O Blank Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Linx 3200, Linx 3200S, and Linx 1600 DVI Output Module . . 21
Linx 800S and Linx 800 DVI Output Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Serial Communication Selected . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Serial Port Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Initializing Telnet on Tera Term . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Telnet Prompt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Entering the IP Address in the Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
WCP Routing Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Disabled Outputs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
WCP Selecting Routing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Routing Window Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Routing Ruler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Configuration Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Load Preset Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Create Preset Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Preset Routing Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Name Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
EDID Management Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Name EDID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
System Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Terminal Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
System Info Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Front Panel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
FTP Address Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
FTP Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
x
RGB
Figure 7-3
Figure 7-4
Figure 7-5
Figure 7-6
Figure 8-1
Figure 8-2
Figure 8-3
Figure 9-1
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Locate File to Upload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Copying Firmware to the Linx Switcher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Firmware Uploaded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
SYSINFO Report Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
DVI Input and Output Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Ethernet Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
RS-232 DB-9 Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Fuse Holder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
xi
RGB
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1-1
Table 1-2
Table 1-3
Table 1-4
Table 6-1
Table 6-2
Table 6-3
Table 6-4
Table 6-5
Table 6-6
Table 6-7
Table 6-8
Table 8-1
Table 8-2
Table 8-3
Table 8-4
Table 8-5
Table 8-6
Table 9-1
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Switcher Models and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Input and Output Modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Linx 3200S Spare Parts Kit (980 10253). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Linx 3200 Spare Parts Kit (980 9583) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Alphabetical List of Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Communications Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Control Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
EDID Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Preset Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Switch Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Miscellaneous Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Macro Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Physical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Communications Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Digital Input and Output Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
DVI Connector Pin Assignments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Ethernet Connector Pin Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
RS-232 Connector Pin Assignments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
xii
CHAPTER
1
INTRODUCTION
1.1 About this Manual
This manual describes the installation and operation of the Linx™ DVI Matrix Switcher family.
Covered models include the Linx 3200S, Linx 3200, Linx 1600, Linx 800S, and Linx 800. Where modelspecific differences exist, the Linx 3200/Linx3200S property will be used in the text followed by the
Linx 1600 and Linx 800S/Linx 800 in braces { }.
1.2 Product Overview
The Linx DVI Matrix Switcher is a high-performance, non-blocking switcher available in
configurations up to 32 {16, 8} inputs by 32 {16, 8} outputs. Each unit delivers pure digital switching
and routing of DVI signals with full pixel re-clocking. When combined with digital signal sources,
digital displays and cabling, it allows fully digital end-to-end signal distribution.
Each DVI input accepts signals up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz as well as HDTV resolutions up to 2048
x 1080p. A modular architecture simplifies I/O card replacement should it ever be needed.
The Linx DVI Switcher supports HDCP, allowing it to accommodate content-protected signals from
HDMI™ sources. An HDCP encoded signal can be routed to all outputs simultaneously, possibly
subject to limitations of the source device or media. With firmware release 2.3, HDCP can be turned
off for inputs receiving signals from non-HDCP sources.
EDID management and control are simplified with RGB Spectrum’s Total EDID Manager™, which
provides the user with the most complete set of management tools available. This highly advanced
system offers the user a choice between fixed, pass-through or emulated EDID. The Total EDID
Manager eliminates the need for external EDID emulators.
Maintaining digital signal integrity is crucial in a digital switcher. Jitter and signal distortion errors are
corrected with precision pixel re-clocking, resulting in pristine digital images.
Each input features built-in cable equalization to extend cable lengths without the need for external
extenders. The Linx DVI Switcher can supply up to 500 mA of 5-Volt power to a single output port for
pin-powered devices such as cables or extenders, eliminating the need for external power supplies.
Control is via Ethernet and RS-232 serial ports. An internal server for switcher control is accessible
from any web browser; no special software is required on the user's PC. Front panel controls on the
Linx 3200 and Linx 1600 provide quick access to call up presets or create a routing assignment.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
1
INTRODUCTION
Input and Output Modules RGB
All models are packaged in a rugged steel chassis and utilize forced-air cooling. Linx DVI Switchers
provide an unmatched combination of performance, features, robust construction, and ease of use.
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Robust 24/7 operation
DVI single-link inputs with cable equalization
DVI single-link outputs with up to 500 mA pin-power
HDCP support
Full pixel re-clocking for optimal image quality
Network control
Graphical user interface using standard web browser
EDID pass-through and over-ride with Total EDID Manager™
Stores 100 switcher presets
Table 1-1 Linx DVI Switcher Models and Features
Linx 3200a
Linx 3200S
Linx 1600
Linx 800S
Linx 800b
6-RU
7-RU
4-RU
2-RU
2-RU
Maximum Inputs
32
32
16
8
8
Maximum Outputs
32
32
16
8
8
Ethernet Control





Serial Control





Front Panel Control



—
—
Front Panel Display





Front-Load
Dual-Redundant
Rear-Load
Dual-Redundant
Rear-Load
Single
Internal
Single
External DC
Chassis
Power Supply
a.Discontinued model
b.Discontinued model
1.3 Input and Output Modules
Individual input and output modules may be ordered to expand the unit or as replacements, should
that be necessary.
Table 1-2 Input and Output Modules
Model
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Input Modules
Output Modules
Linx 3200
LX32 2IN
LX32 2OUT
Linx 3200S
LX32S 2IN
LX32S 2OUT
Linx 1600
LX16 2IN
LX16 2OUT
Linx 800S and Linx 800
LX8 2IN
LX8 2OUT
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
2
INTRODUCTION
Spare Parts Kits RGB
1.4 Spare Parts Kits
Spare parts kits are available for the Linx 3200S and the Linx 3200. The contents of these kits are
shown in the tables below.
Table 1-3 Linx 3200S Spare Parts Kit (980 10253)
Quantity
Description
1
Foam filter
1
12-volt power supply
2
Exhaust fans
1
Single-link DVI input module
1
Dual-link DVI output module
1
Intake fan assembly
Table 1-4 Linx 3200 Spare Parts Kit (980 9583)
Quantity
Description
2
8-amp, slow-blow fuse
1
Foam filter
1
12-volt power supply
1
Single-link DVI input module
1
Dual-link DVI output module
1.5 EDID Control
EDID, Extended Display Identification Data, is information which enables a graphics adapter source
to output a graphics standard best suited for the connected display monitor. This information
includes the display resolution and frame rate. Total EDID Manager provides a choice of what EDID
to supply to the source and arbitrates when an input is routed to multiple output ports connected to
displays of differing capabilities. The user can preload appropriate EDID files into a switch before
installation if desired.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
3
INTRODUCTION
EDID Control RGB
In Fixed Mode, a user-selected
EDID is assigned to an input
channel. This provides a static
EDID to the graphics card,
independent of switcher signals,
avoiding Hot-Plug event induced
shut-downs.
User selected from
EDID timing table
Input 1
In Emulated Mode, a userselected EDID is assigned to an
output channel. Different than
Fixed Mode, the EDID read by
the graphics card changes along
with the routing assignment.
User selected from
EDID timing table
Fixed
EDID
Output 1
Static
EDID
Output #1
EDID
EDID I/F
Input #1
EDID
EDID data for
input #1 is
stored here
Display
EDID
User selected from
EDID timing table
Input 32
Emulated
EDID
In Pass Through Mode,
EDID from the display
device is passed through
the switch in real-time.
Input EDID
Priority
Arbitration
User selected from
EDID timing table
Fixed
EDID
Output 32
Static
EDID
Output #32
EDID
EDID I/F
Emulated
EDID
Input #32
EDID
EDID data for
input #32 is
stored here
Linx Switcher
Pass
Through
EDID
Priority Arbitration allows user
selection of one display’s
EDID when a signal is sent to
multiple displays. Priority can
be based on switcher output
number or signal resolution.
Figure 1-1 Selecting EDID
1.5.1
EDID Registers
There are three EDID registers within the Linx DVI Switcher:
■ Pass Through EDID - Contains EDID passed through from the display device in real
time. The contents of the display register may be saved as an entry in the EDID list.
■ Emulated EDID - Contains EDID assigned to each output selected from the EDID list.
■ Fixed EDID - Contains fixed EDID for each input selected from the EDID list and when
selected is continuously supplied to the graphics source connected to that input.
The factory EDID’s default preferred resolution is 1920 x 1200 at a frame rate of 59.95 Hz.
This value is restored when EDID is captured on a port with no output device connected.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
4
INTRODUCTION
EDID Control RGB
The block diagram in Figure 1-1 illustrates the selection of EDID to be passed to the host
graphics adapter. The data is stored in the EDID register which can be read whether the Linx
DVI Switcher is powered on or off.
1.5.2
Hot Plug Event
When a display is connected to or disconnected from an output port, a hot plug event occurs.
If the unit is configured with EDID pass-through and input is set for Dynamic, the Linx
Switcher downloads the display's EDID parameters to the EDID register for the duration of
that connection. The source device reads the EDID from this register.
A hot plug event also occurs when a graphics source is connected to a Linx Switcher input
port. The Linx Switcher will continuously supply EDID to the graphics source even if the Linx
Switcher is powered off.
A Force Hot Plug command is available via the WCP or command line (FORCEHotPlug).
1.5.3
EDID Priority
When an input is routed to multiple outputs, a number of options are available. Fixed EDID
can be selected from the EDID list or a priority scheme may be used to select EDID from one
of the output ports. Priority is needed when the displays have different resolutions from one
another and can be set to select either the active output with the lowest resolution or the
lowest numbered active output. EDID priority is applied to Emulated and display passthrough data. The input configuration must be set to Dynamic for the priority schemes to
work.
Instances where two or more displays’ resolutions are not compatible with each other may
occur. For these occasions, a lower “common-denominator” resolution or scaler will be
needed.
Only active outputs are considered when establishing priority. Active outputs are those
having parameters stored in the Linx Switcher EDID display register; these may be outputs
currently connected or those with assigned emulated EDID.
1.5.4
EDID List
The EDID list is used to apply parameters to the fixed and emulated EDID registers. User
entries in the list are numbered 1 to 100 with an additional factory default based on the Dell
2408 monitor (1920x1200 at 59.95 Hz). Data contained in the list include:
■
■
■
■
List index number
Name
Display device manufacturer’s ID
Resolution and frame rate
Advanced users may view and modify additional timing parameters with third-party software
such as Phoenix EDID Designer freeware available at
http://www.tucows.com/preview/329441.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
5
INTRODUCTION
Input Equalization RGB
1.5.5
EDID Management
Total EDID Manager works through the Web Control Panel (WCP) or command line
operation. Management functions include:
■
■
■
■
■
Loading EDID from the EDID list to a register
Saving display EDID to the EDID list
Naming an EDID list entry
Viewing an entry in the EDID list
Deleting an EDID list entry
■ Exporting and importing an EDID list entry
1.6 Input Equalization
Input equalization is used to compensate for the losses caused by the electrical and physical
characteristics of a copper DVI cable. The longer the cable, the greater the need for equalization.
An improperly equalized input, either under- or over-equalized, may result in one of the following on
the displayed output:
■
■
■
■
■
Noise
Lines
“Sparkles”
Drop-out
No signal
Through the WCP, input equalization may be set to Auto, Off, Minimum or in the range to Maximum.
Equalization may be set to a value through command line control. The usable equalization range is
between 165 and 255; 0 is AUTO and 128 is OFF.
Generally, no equalization should be needed for cables under 5 meters (15 feet) in length and never
for fiber optic cables. Each cable is unique relative to the amount of equalization it may require.
Longer or narrower gauge cables may require a larger equalization value.
See Cable Equalizer and the input equalization command, INputEQ. Input equalization is not
available on the front panel.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
6
CHAPTER
2
PHYSICAL
DESCRIPTION AND
INSTALLATION
This chapter begins with a description of the front and rear features of each Linx DVI Matrix Switcher
model. The input and output modules are then discussed. Installation information is followed by basic
operating instructions.
2.1 Linx 3200S
The Linx 3200S is housed in a 7-RU chassis. The power supplies are installed at the bottom left of the rear
panel. (See page 79 for supply replacement instructions.) The power supplies are identical to those used
on the Linx 1600.
Display
R G B S PEC TRU M
link
activity
LEDs
System IP Address
192.168.1.101
PRESS TO
SELECT
Control Knob
alarm
power A
PST
DST
SRC
SYS
TAKE
Buttons
power B
Air Filter
Figure 2-1 Linx 3200S Front View
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
7
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx 3200S RGB
2.1.1
Supplied Components
Accessories supplied with the Linx 3200S include two AC power cords, two rails for rear rack
mount support, 10 mounting screws for the rear rack mount supports and a CD that contains
this manual.
2.1.2
Front Panel Description
Features on the front panel include LED indicators, a two-line display, control knob, buttons,
and the air intake. See Chapter 5 for a detailed description of the display, control knob and
buttons.
LED INDICATORS
■ Active - Indicates network activity.
■ Link - Illuminates when an Ethernet link is present.
■ Alarm - If the system is overheated, this LED will be red.
■ Power A and Power B - Indicates that the power supplies are present and
powered on. If only one power supply is installed, the LED for the blank
supply will be red.
LED DISPLAY
Rotate the control knob to step through the system information. Data displayed include:
■IP Address
■Gateway IP Address
■Subnet Mask Address
■Mac Address
■Model Name
■Firmware Version
■Hostname
■Serial Port Baud Rate
■Serial Port Echo State
■Board Temperature
■Maximum Temperature
AIR INTAKE
Six 4-40 x 1/4” Phillips flathead screws hold the air intake cover in place. Remove these
screws to access the foam air filter(s).
CAUTION
Do not operate the Linx DVI Switcher without the air filters in place. Doing so will
cause the unit to overheat.
See Chapter 9 for instructions on cleaning and replacing the air filters.
2.1.3
Rear Panel Description
Features on the rear of the Linx 3200S include the input and output modules, and the AC
power connectors and switch, a 100/1000 BASE-T connector for control over Ethernet, and an
RS-232 port for serial control.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
8
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx 3200S RGB
Input and output modules are keyed to prevent insertion into an incorrect slot. Each I/O card
is secured to the chassis with two screws. Each I/O connector has two capture-nuts to
secure signal cables.
All system connections are made to the rear panel. See Chapter 8 for details on connectors
and pin-outs.
A single power switch controls both power supplies
Power supply fans run when AC power is connected even if the switch is set to off.
Input Modules
Output Modules
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
ready
16
ready
dvi active
31
dvi active
29
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI Out
ready
dvi active
dvi active
power
14
ready
27
dvi active
15
DVI Out
ready
dvi active
dvi active
power
12
ready
25
dvi active
dvi active
13
DVI Out
ready
dvi active
dvi active
10
23
ready
dvi active
11
DVI Out
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
8
21
ready
ready
9
DVI Out
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
DVI Out
dvi active
ready
DVI Out
6
19
dvi active
ready
100/1000 BASE-T
rst
rfd
ready
Ethernet Port
4
17
7
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
18
32
20
22
24
26
28
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
DVI Out
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
power
dvi active
DVI Out
CPU
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
RS-232 Port
DVI Out
RS-232 Serial
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
CONTROL
5
power
power
2
31
dvi active
dvi active
DVI Out
16
ready
3
ready
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
1
OPT
DVI In
ready
dvi active
dvi active
power
14
29
dvi active
dvi active
27
ready
15
DVI In
12
ready
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
13
DVI In
ready
dvi active
dvi active
DVI In
dvi active
25
ready
dvi active
11
10
23
ready
dvi active
power
ready
dvi active
dvi active
8
21
ready
ready
19
dvi active
DVI In
6
OUTPUT MODULES
9
power
dvi active
ready
dvi active
DVI In
4
17
7
power
ready
power
2
ready
5
DVI In
DVI In
dvi active
power
ready
dvi active
3
power
INPUT MODULES
1
ready
Note
30
32
AC Power
I
Power A
110-240VAC
50/60 Hz
110V 6A
220V 3A
Power B
110-240VAC
50/60 Hz
110V 6A
220V 3A
S PECTRU M
M a d e in U S A
Linx 32 x 32 DVI
3200
8345
Power Supply A
Power Supply B
This equipment complies with the requirements in Part 15 of the FCC
rules for a Class A computing device. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause unacceptable interference to radio and TV
reception requiring the operator to take whatever steps necessary to
correct the interference.
CAUTION: No user serviceable parts. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel. To avoid electrical shock, the power cord protective ground
conductor must be connected to ground.
Complies With
UL 60950-1
MET ® CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
E112686
C
US
Power Switch
Figure 2-2 Linx 3200S Rear View
INPUTS
Input modules are inserted on the left side of the unit as viewed from the rear. Each
input module supports two DVI inputs. Note the numbering of the ports on each module;
upper connectors are odd numbered; lower connectors are even numbered.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
9
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx 3200 (discontinued) RGB
CAUTION
It is not necessary to have all input slots populated with modules. But if a slot has no
module, a blank plate must be installed.
The AC power must be off before removing or installing an input module.
OUTPUTS
Output modules are inserted on the right side of the unit as viewed from the rear. Each
output module supports two DVI outputs. Note the numbering of the ports on the
modules: upper connectors are odd numbered; lower connectors are even numbered.
CAUTION
It is not necessary to have all output slots populated with modules. But if a slot has
no module, a blank plate must be installed.
The AC power must be off before removing or installing an output module.
ETHERNET PORT
The Ethernet port supports 100/1000 gig BASE-T on an RJ-45 connector.
RS-232 PORT
Serial control of the Linx DVI Switcher is supported through the RS-232 port on a DB-9
connector.
AC POWER
The AC power cords are connected to the power supply modules. The power switch is
to the right of the supplies. Note the cord (NEMA5-15P/IEC-C19, 15A, 6FT) uses an
inlet plug that is larger than typical. See Chapter 9 for instructions on replacing the
power supply.
2.2 Linx 3200 (discontinued)
The Linx 3200 is contained in a 6-RU housing with standard rack-mounting brackets and rear rack
supports. Features on the front and rear of the Linx 3200 are identical to those on the Linx 3200S
with the exception of the power supplies. The power supplies for the Linx 3200 are located inside
the front panel.
2.2.1
Supplied Components
Accessories supplied with the Linx 3200 include two AC power cords, two rails for rear rack
mount support, 10 mounting screws for the rear rack mount supports and a CD that contains
this manual.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
10
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx 3200 (discontinued) RGB
2.2.2
Front Panel Description
See the Linx 3200S for a full discussion of front panel features.
AIR FILTERS
Six 4-40 x 1/4” Phillips flathead screws hold the air intake cover in place. Remove these
screws to access the foam air filter(s). The two power supplies are located behind the
foam filters.
Do not operate the Linx DVI Switcher without the air filters in place. Doing so will
cause the unit to overheat.
CAUTION
See Chapter 9 for instructions on cleaning and replacing the air filters.
Display
R G B SPECTRUM
link
activity
LEDs
System IP Address
192.168.1.101
PRESS TO
SELECT
Control Knob
alarm
power A
PST
DST
SRC
SYS
TAKE
Buttons
power B
Air Filter
Figure 2-3 Linx 3200 Front View
POWER SUPPLIES
The two system power supplies are located behind the air intake upper foam filter. The
power supplies are redundant. One supply may be powered off and swapped while the
unit is powered on without interruption.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
11
18
20
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
22
24
26
28
30
Power Supply A
32
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
dvi active
14
dvi active
dvi active
29
ready
DVI Out
DVI Out
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
ready
dvi active
ready
dvi active
ready
dvi active
ready
13
power
dvi active
12
DVI Out
dvi active
27
ready
DVI Out
power
dvi active
11
power
dvi active
10
DVI Out
dvi active
25
ready
DVI Out
dvi active
ready
9
power
dvi active
8
DVI Out
dvi active
23
ready
power
dvi active
dvi active
ready
7
power
6
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
INPUT MODULES
DVI Out
dvi active
21
ready
DVI Out
dvi active
ready
5
power
4
dvi active
19
DVI Out
dvi active
power
ready
3
ready
DVI Out
power
dvi active
Input Modules
power
2
dvi active
17
DVI Out
16
ready
DVI Out
dvi active
1
power
POWER B
110-240 VAC
6A 50/60 Hz
dvi active
CONTROL
ready
Ethernet Port
DVI Out
POWER A
110-240 VAC
6A 50/60 Hz
100/1000 BASE-T
dvi active
ready
OPT
power
rst
Power Supply B
rfd
ready
dvi active
power
dvi active
dvi active
ready
15
dvi active
power
31
RS-232 Serial
DVI In
power
dvi active
dvi active
ready
Power Supply A
DVI Out
CPU
dvi active
14
dvi active
dvi active
29
ready
DVI In
power
dvi active
dvi active
ready
13
power
dvi active
12
DVI In
dvi active
27
ready
DVI In
power
dvi active
11
power
dvi active
10
DVI In
dvi active
25
ready
DVI In
dvi active
ready
9
power
dvi active
8
DVI In
dvi active
23
ready
power
dvi active
dvi active
ready
7
power
6
dvi active
DVI In
power
dvi active
ready
dvi active
ready
Note
DVI In
dvi active
21
ready
DVI In
power
dvi active
power
5
power
dvi active
4
DVI In
dvi active
19
ready
DVI In
DVI In
3
power
2
dvi active
17
ready
dvi active
ready
1
power
dvi active
power
2.2.3
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx 3200 (discontinued) RGB
Power Supply B
Secure with screws
Figure 2-4 Power Supplies
Power supply fans run when AC power is connected even if the switch is set to off.
Rear Panel Description
See the Linx 3200S for a full discussion of rear panel features including input and output
modules.
Output Modules
OUTPUT MODULES
15
31
16
Fuse type IEC 60127 5x20 mm 250 V
Fuse rating 8 A Slow Blow
32
RS-232 Port
Figure 2-5 Linx 3200 Rear View
12
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx 1600 RGB
AC POWER
Each of the two power supplies has its own AC connector, switch, and fuse.
POWER A
POWER B
110-240 VAC
110-240 VAC
6A 50/60 Hz
6A 50/60 Hz
Fuse type IEC 60127 5x20 mm 250 V
Fuse rating 8 A Slow Blow
Figure 2-6 AC Power Input
FUSES
Each AC input uses its own fuse: type IEC 60127 5x20 mm 250 V, 8 A Slow-Blow. See
Chapter 9 for instructions on replacing the fuses.
2.3 Linx 1600
The Linx 1600 is contained in a 4-RU housing with standard rack-mounting brackets and rear rack
supports.
2.3.1
Supplied Components
Accessories supplied with the Linx 1600 include one AC Power cord, two rails for rear rack
mount support, 10 mounting screws for the rear rack mount supports and a CD that contains
this manual.
2.3.2
Front Panel Description
Features on the front panel include LED indicators, a two-line display, control knob, buttons,
and the air intake. See Chapter 5 for a detailed description of the display, control knob and
buttons. The air intake cover is removed to access the unit’s power supply.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
13
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx 1600 RGB
Display
link
PRESS TO
SELECT
activity
LEDs
Control Knob
Cross
Format
alarm
power
PST
SRC
DST
SYS
TAKE
Buttons
Air Filter
Figure 2-7 Linx 1600 Front View
LED INDICATORS
■
■
■
■
Active - Indicates network activity.
Link - Illuminates when an Ethernet link is present.
Alarm - If the system is overheated, this LED will be red.
Power - Indicates the unit is powered on.
LED DISPLAY
Rotate the control knob to step through the system information. Data displayed includes:
■IP Address
■Gateway IP Address
■Subnet Mask Address
■Mac Address
■Model Name
■Firmware Version
■Hostname
■Serial Port Baud Rate
■Serial Port Echo State
■Board Temperature
■Maximum Temperature
AIR INTAKE
Six 4-40 x 1/4” Phillips flathead screws hold the air intake cover in place. Remove these
screws to access the foam air filter.
CAUTION
Do not operate the Linx 1600 without the air filter in place. Doing so will cause the
unit to overheat.
See Chapter 9 for instructions on cleaning and replacing the air filter.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
14
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx 1600
2.3.3
Rear Panel Description
Features on the rear of the Linx 1600 include the input and output modules, power supply, AC
connector, power switch, a 100/1000 BASE-T connector for control over Ethernet, and an
RS-232 port for serial control.
Input and output modules are keyed to prevent insertion into an incorrect slot. Each I/O card
is secured to the chassis with two screws. Each I/O connector has two capture-nuts to
secure signal cables.
All system connections are made to the rear panel. See Chapter 8 for details on connectors
and pin-outs.
dvi active
dvi active
15
ready
dvi active
13
ready
dvi active
ready
dvi active
11
ready
dvi active
9
ready
dvi active
7
ready
dvi active
ready
100/1000 BASE-T
5
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
2
INPUT MODULES
4
6
8
10
12
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
DVI Out
dvi active
power
DVI Out
dvi active
power
DVI Out
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI Out
DVI Out
110-240 VAC
6A 50/60 Hz
16
power
power
DVI Out
dvi active
RS-232 Serial
RS-232 Port
CPU
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI In
power
dvi active
DVI In
power
dvi active
DVI In
power
DVI In
dvi active
power
DVI In
dvi active
power
DVI In
dvi active
power
DVI In
DVI In
dvi active
power
power
rst
rfd
ready
Ethernet Port
3
ready
1
CONTROL
dvi active
dvi active
15
ready
dvi active
13
ready
dvi active
11
ready
dvi active
9
ready
dvi active
7
ready
dvi active
5
ready
ready
dvi active
3
ready
1
14
16
OUTPUT MODULES
I
AC Power
Input Modules
Power Supply
Power Switch
Output Modules
Figure 2-8 Linx 1600 Rear View
INPUTS
Input modules are inserted on the left side of the unit as viewed from the rear. Each
input module supports two DVI inputs. Note the numbering of the ports on each module:
upper connectors are odd numbered; lower connectors are even numbered.
CAUTION
It is not necessary to have all input slots populated with modules. But if a slot has no
module, a blank plate must be installed.
The AC power must be off before removing or installing an input module.
OUTPUTS
Output modules are inserted on the right side of the unit as viewed from the rear. Each
output module supports two DVI outputs. Note the numbering of the ports on the
modules: upper connectors are odd numbered; lower connectors are even numbered.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
15
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx 800S
CAUTION
It is not necessary to have all output slots populated with modules. But if a slot has
no module, a blank plate must be installed.
The AC power must be off before removing or installing an output module.
ETHERNET PORT
The Ethernet port supports 100/1000 BASE-T on an RJ-45 connector.
RS-232 PORT
Serial control of the Linx DVI Switcher is supported through the RS-232 port on a DB-9
connector.
AC POWER
The AC power cord is connected to the power supply module. The power switch is to the
right of the supply. Note that cord (NEMA5-15P/IEC-C19, 15A, 6FT) uses an inlet plug
that is larger than typical. See Chapter 9 for instructions on replacing the power supply.
Power supply fans run when AC power is connected even if the switch is set to off.
Note
2.4 Linx 800S
The Linx 800S is contained in a 2-RU housing with standard rack-mounting brackets and rear rack
supports.
2.4.1
Supplied Components
Accessories supplied with the Linx DVI Switcher include one power cord and a CD that
contains this manual.
2.4.2
Front Panel Features
Features on the front panel include a power switch, LED indicators, a two-line display, and a
control knob.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
16
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx
ac
tiv
ity
lin
k
po
we
r
ala
rm
Linx 800S
LEDs
Power Switch
Display
Control Knob
Figure 2-9 Front View
POWER SWITCH
Use the front panel switch to turn the Linx 800S on or off.
LED INDICATORS
■
■
■
■
Active - Indicates network activity.
Link - Illuminates when an Ethernet link is present.
Alarm - If the system is overheated, this LED will be red.
Power - Indicates the unit is powered on.
LED DISPLAY
Rotate the control knob to step through the system information. Data displayed includes:
■
■
■
■
■
■
2.4.3
IP Address
Gateway IP Address
Subnet Mask Address
Mac Address
Model Name
■
■
■
■
■
Hostname
Serial Port Baud Rate
Serial Port Echo State
Board Temperature
Maximum Temperature
Firmware Version
Rear Panel Description
Features on the rear of the Linx 800S include the input and output modules, AC power
connector, a 100/1000 BASE-T connector for control over Ethernet, and an RS-232 port for
serial control.
Input and output modules are keyed to prevent insertion into an incorrect slot. Each I/O card
is secured to the chassis with two screws. Each I/O connector has two capture-nuts to
secure signal cables.
All system connections are made to the rear panel. See Chapter 8 for details on connectors
and pin-outs.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
17
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx 800S
Ethernet Port
Input Modules
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
INPUTS
ready
power
DVI In
ready
power
ready
DVI In
power
DVI In
DVI In
IN 1
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
IN 6
IN 7
ready
IN 8
CPU
rfd
100/1000 BASE-T
DVI Out
dvi active
dvi active
DVI Out
dvi active
OUT 2
OUT 3
dvi active
OUT 4
OUT 5
OUT 6
OUT 7
DVI Out
power
RS-232 Serial
CPU
OUT 1
power
ready
rst
OUT 8
dvi active
dvi active
DVI Out
dvi active
dvi active
OUTPUTS
ready
power
ready
power
ready
power
ready
power
Output Modules
AC Power In
RS-232 Port
Figure 2-10 Linx 800S Rear View
Note
The I/O cards from the Linx 1600 and Linx 3200 models are not interchangeable
with I/O cards from the Linx 800S.
INPUTS
Input modules are inserted in the upper portion of the unit. Each input module supports
two DVI inputs. Input ports are numbered from left to right.
It is not necessary to have all input slots populated with modules. But if a slot has no
module, a blank plate must be installed.
CAUTION
The power supply must be disconnected or powered off before removing or
installing an input module.
OUTPUTS
Output modules are inserted along the lower half of the unit. Each output module
supports two DVI outputs. Outputs are numbered from left to right.
It is not necessary to have all output slots populated with modules. But if a slot has
no module, a blank plate must be installed.
CAUTION
The power supply must be disconnected or powered off before removing or
installing an output module.
ETHERNET PORT
The Ethernet port supports 100/1000 BASE-T on an RJ-45 connector.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
18
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Linx 800
RS-232 PORT
Serial control of the Linx DVI Switcher is supported through the RS-232 port on a DB-9
connector.
AC POWER CONNECTOR
Use the provided power cord (IEC-C13) to connect the Linx 800S to an AC power
source. The single power supply is not user-replaceable.
2.5 Linx 800
The Linx 800 is contained in a 2-RU housing with standard rack-mounting brackets and rear rack
supports. It differs from the Linx 800S in that it has an external power supply. Please see 2.4 Linx
800S for a discussion of common features.
2.5.1
Supplied Components
Accessories supplied with the Linx DVI Switcher include one 12-volt external power supply
and a CD that contains this manual.
2.5.2
Front Panel Description
Features on the front panel include LED indicators, a two-line display, and a control knob.
The front panel is identical to that of the Linx 800S with the exception of no power switch.
See Linx 800S for a full description.
2.5.3
Rear Panel Description
Features on the rear of the Linx DVI Switcher include the input and output modules, locking
power connector, a 100/1000 BASE-T connector for control over Ethernet, and an RS-232
port for serial control. Rear panel features are shown in Figure 2-11; see Linx 800S for a
full description.
Ethernet Port
Input Modules
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
INPUTS
ready
power
DVI In
ready
power
ready
DVI In
power
DVI In
DVI In
IN 1
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
IN 6
IN 7
ready
IN 8
CPU
rfd
100/1000 BASE-T
11-13 VDC IN
10.2A MAX
DVI Out
dvi active
dvi active
DVI Out
dvi active
OUT 2
OUT 3
dvi active
OUT 4
OUT 5
OUT 6
OUT 7
DVI Out
power
RS-232 Serial
CPU
OUT 1
power
ready
rst
OUT 8
dvi active
dvi active
DVI Out
dvi active
dvi active
OUTPUTS
ready
power
ready
power
ready
power
ready
power
Output Modules
12 VDC In
RS-232 Port
Figure 2-11 Linx 800 Rear View
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
19
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Reset Buttons
2.5.4
Power Supply
The DC power supply (860 9793) converts 110-240 VAC to 12VDC and includes a locking
connector on the cable.
2.6 Reset Buttons
On the rear panel of all Linx DVI Matrix Switcher models, located between the Ethernet and RS-232
ports, are two recessed buttons. Their functions duplicate software commands SYStemReSeT
and RestoreFactoryDefaults. While command entry is the preferred method of performing these
operations, the buttons may be used if communication with the unit has been lost.
Use a small, non-conducting tool to depress the buttons. Push RST to reset the system; this is
equivalent to rebooting the unit. Push the RFD to restore factory default settings on the unit;
extreme caution should be used when pressing this button as it will erase all user settings and
presets with the exception of the IP address data.
2.7 Input Modules
The input modules for the 4-RU, 6-RU, and 7-RU Linx Switchers look similar. The 2-RU modules are
slightly different, using a different bracket, and are not interchangeable with the other ones.
There are four LEDs per module. One LED indicates that the module is powered; the Ready LED
blinks to indicate that the module has booted and is ready. Each input has a DVI Active LED which
indicates the presence of a DVI or HDMI signal.
DVI In
power
ready
dvi active
dvi active
Figure 2-12 Linx 3200, Linx 3200S and Linx 1600 DVI Input Module
dvi active
ready
power
DVI In
Figure 2-13 Linx 800S and Linx 800 DVI Input Module
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
20
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Output Modules
Figure 2-14 Linx 3200, Linx 3200S, and Linx 1600 I/O Blank Plate
Figure 2-15 Linx 800S and Linx 800 I/O Blank Plate
2.8 Output Modules
The input modules for the 4-RU, 6-RU, and 7-RU Linx Switchers look similar. The 2-RU modules
use a different bracket, and are not interchangeable with the other ones.
There are four LEDs per module. One LED indicates that the module is powered; the Ready LED
blinks to indicate that the module has booted and is ready. Each input has a DVI Active LED which
indicates the presence of a DVI or HDMI signal.
DVI Out
power
dvi active
ready
dvi active
Figure 2-16 Linx 3200, Linx 3200S, and Linx 1600 DVI Output Module
DVI Out
dvi active
ready
dvi active
power
Figure 2-17 Linx 800S and Linx 800 DVI Output Module
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
21
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Installation
2.9 Installation
2.9.1
Rack Mounting
The Linx DVI Switcher is designed to operate in a rack mounted configuration. This should
be done before making any cable connections. Use screws compatible with the rack to
secure the unit. The rails for rear support provided with the unit must be used.
2.9.2
Video Inputs and Outputs
The quality of DVI copper cables is important to the performance when long lengths are
used. Cable using 24 AWG conductors may provide good results up to 50 meters with
equalization.
The Linx DVI Switcher can supply up to 500 mA of 5 VDC power to a single output channel
or a total 1000 mA total per module for pin-powered devices such as cable extenders,
eliminating the need for external power supplies.
CAUTION
2.9.3
If the power supply encounters an electrical short or excessive load, it will shut
down. Power the Linx DVI Switcher off, correct the short or remove the excess load,
and power it on again.
Control Connections
Use of all the Linx DVI Switcher commands and function requires connection through the
RS-232 or 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet port.
RS-232 SERIAL CONTROL
Connect the Linx DVI Switcher RS-232 to a PC or other compatible serial control device
using a cable with standard DB-9 connectors.
Note
USB-to-Serial converters are inexpensive and widely available. Use this to connect
your USB-equipped computer to the Linx’s serial port.
10/100 BASE-T CONTROL
Connection to the 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet port uses a cable with RJ-45 connectors.
■ Direct connection — Use an Ethernet crossover cable. Computers that are
set up to communicate on the network are typically configured to have a
dynamic IP address. In this configuration, the computer is provided with a
suitable IP address by a network DHCP server. When connecting directly to
the Linx DVI Switcher a server will not be available; a static IP address must
be set manually on the computer. Refer to the Changing the Linx
Switcher IP Address in Chapter 3.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
22
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND INSTALLATION
Basic Operation
■ LAN connection — Use a standard Ethernet cable.
Note
The Linx DVI Switcher is configured at the factory with the default IP address
192.168.1.200. Before connecting to a network, verify that this is a valid IP address
on the network. Contact the network manager for assistance. The IP address can be
changed using the IPADDRess command from either the serial port or from a
Telnet session over the Ethernet port. For more details see Changing the Linx
Switcher IP Address.
2.10 Basic Operation
After all physical connections have been made to the Linx DVI Switcher, use the following steps to
set up the unit:
1. Establish communication with the Linx DVI Switcher. See Chapter 3.
2. Specify the source for each input. See Inputs for Web Control Panel (WCP) operation or
OUTputSouRCe for command line control.
3. Route inputs to outputs. For WCP operation, see the Routing Matrix or Routing Ruler;
for command line operation, see ROUTE and OUTputSouRCe.
Additional configuration and set-up instructions are described throughout this manual.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
23
CHAPTER
3
COMMUNICATIONS
This chapter provides instructions for establishing serial and Telnet connections to the Linx DVI Matrix
Switcher. Tera Term, a third-party program provided on the product disk that contains this manual, may be
used serial control on a PC or for Telnet control over Ethernet.
Please see documentation for your specific controller or your IT representative for additional instructions.
Note
USB-to-serial converters are inexpensive and widely available. Use this to connect
your USB-equipped computer to the Linx’s serial port.
3.1 Serial Communication
Tera Term, a third-party application included on the product CD that contains this manual, may be
used to establish serial communication between a PC with a Windows operating system and a Linx
Switcher.
1. Connect the serial port of the Linx to the serial port of the PC. A low-cost RS-232 to USB
adapter may be used.
2. Open Tera Term.
Figure 3-1 Serial Communication Selected
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
24
COMMUNICATIONS
Ethernet Control
3. Select Serial and the Port to be used.
4. Click OK. The terminal window opens.
5. From the Setup menu, select Serial Port.
Figure 3-2 Serial Port Setup
6. Set the communication parameters to match those of the Linx DVI Switcher. In Figure 3-2 the
Linx DVI Switcher default values have been used.
7. Click OK.
8. Confirm the communication with the Linx DVI Switcher by typing ver and pressing ENTER.
The current firmware version should be displayed. If not, check the settings outlined above
and repeat.
The Linx DVI Switcher may now be controlled through the serial port.
For details on how to change the baud rate or other serial communications settings please refer to
Communications Commands in Chapter 6.
3.2 Ethernet Control
The Linx DVI Switcher can be controlled from the 100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet port using either the
graphical user interface (WCP), a command line terminal operated from the graphical interface, or
Telnet. The graphical interface uses a standard web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer;
the Linx DVI Switcher can be connected to a standard LAN or directly as a peer-to-peer connection.
The command line interface uses a Telnet session to a private port.
The IP Address of a Linx Switcher can always be viewed via the front panel display. Turn the scroll
knob until the desired information is displayed.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
25
COMMUNICATIONS
Ethernet Control
Connection of the Linx DVI Switcher via the Ethernet port requires it to have a unique, static IP
address. The factory default IP address is 192.168.1.200. Consult the network administrator to
obtain a valid IP address before commencing the network setup.
To use the Linx DVI Switcher on a Local Area Network (LAN), change the unit’s IP address before
putting it on the network. This s potential conflicts between Linx DVI Switcher’s default IP address
and the network. See Changing the Linx Switcher IP Address for instructions.
Tera Term supports Telnet operation. Use the following procedure to set up communications with the
Linx DVI Matrix Switcher through the Ethernet port using Tera Term.
■ Connect the Linx DVI Matrix Switcher Ethernet port to the network using a standard Ethernet
cable.
OR
■ Connect the Linx DVI Matrix Switcher Ethernet port directly to the control device using an
Ethernet crossover cable or an Ethernet hub with a standard cable.
1. Open a Tera Term session
.
Figure 3-3 Initializing Telnet on Tera Term
2. Select TCP/IP and enter the IP address of the Linx DVI Matrix Switcher.
3. Select Telnet Service.
4. Enter 8000 for the Linx DVI Matrix Switcher port number.
5. Click OK. The terminal window will open displaying the Linx name, copyright date, and a
prompt.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
26
COMMUNICATIONS
Changing the Linx Switcher IP Address
Figure 3-4 Telnet Prompt
The window is now ready for command control. The Terminal feature in the WCP provides the same
functionality as a Telnet connection.
3.3 Changing the Linx Switcher IP Address
With a serial, preferred method, or Telnet session initiated, use the following steps to change the
Linx DVI Switcher IP address to one compatible with the local area network.
1. To change the current IP address, type IPADDR followed by the new IP Address provided by
the network administrator.
If the new IP address is 192.168.1.190, type:
Example
IPADDR 192.168.1.190
... and press ENTER.
The Linx DVI Switcher responds with the following message:
The system must be restarted for your changes to take effect.
Do you want to restart the system (y/n)?
2. Type y to accept the new address, or n to retain the current address.
Important
When the IP address is set from the Ethernet port, the Telnet connection (and
communication) will be lost. This behavior is to be expected. Restart the Telnet
session using the new IP address as required.
In addition to setting the IP address, the IP subnet mask (IPSubNET) and gateway (IPGateWay)
can also be set as required.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
27
COMMUNICATIONS
Changing the Linx Switcher IP Address
The command SETIPADDR may be used in conjunction with SETIPGW and SETIPSUBNET
with a single reboot required to update settings.
This completes the procedure for setting up the IP address. The Linx DVI Switcher can now be
connected to a LAN for control over the Ethernet port using ASCII commands from the Telnet
window or from the Web Control Panel using a standard web browser.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
28
CHAPTER
4
WEB CONTROL
PANEL OPERATION
The Web Control Panel, WCP, provides a graphic alternative to command-line control. This method uses
the Linx DVI Matrix Switcher’s internal web server, allowing set-up and operation from a standard browser.
For proper performance a minimum display resolution of 1280 x 1024 is recommended.
Some illustrations in this chapter are based on a system with 16 inputs and 16 outputs. The WCP
appearance will vary by model and configuration.
The functions of the WCP are described in the following sections:
■
Web Control Panel
■
Configuration Window
■
Load Preset
■
Create Preset
■
EDID
■
System Window
■
Information
See the Ethernet Control in Chapter 3 for instructions on connecting to the Linx DVI Switcher via the
Ethernet port. The Linx DVI Switcher on a LAN (Local Area Network) must have an IP address compatible with the
LAN.
■
The Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser version 7 or later with default settings is
recommended.
■
Windows font size should be set to Normal (96 DPI) for correct display of the WCP.
■
Ensure a copy of Java Runtime Environment software, version 5 or higher, is installed on the
PC. A copy of Java is provided on the CD or can be downloaded free of charge from the
official Sun Microsystems web site at http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp.
■
Disable any pop-up blockers before launching the WCP.
4.1 Opening the Web Control Panel
When the physical connections have been made, launch an internet web browser and connect to
the Linx DVI Switcher by entering its IP address into the URL address line.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
29
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
Opening the Web Control Panel
If the Linx DVI Switcher IP address is 192.168.1.200, the browser entry would be as
illustrated below.
Example
Figure 4-1 Entering the IP Address in the Browser
If a security warning is displayed, allow the page to open. When a dialog box appears requesting a
password, enter RGB, upper case.
The DVI Switcher window opens. Figure 4-2 shows an example of the WCP for a Linx DVI
Switcher configured with 16 inputs and 16 outputs.
Output Names
Output Numbers
Input Names
Input Numbers
Input Status
Open Routing Ruler
Enable Force Hot Plug Event
Apply Force Hot Plug to All Inputs
Figure 4-2 WCP Routing Window
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
30
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
Web Control Panel
4.2 Web Control Panel
The WCP opens to display the current routing and ‘Current Routing’ is displayed at the bottomright of the window. The use of the WCP is described in the following sections.
4.2.1
Inputs
Inputs are numbered across the top of the WCP routing matrix. If inputs have been named
using the Configuration Window, these names will also be displayed.
The input status is displayed along the bottom of the matrix. A detected valid input is
indicated in green. Blue indicates the presence of an HDCP-authenticated signal originating
from an HDMI source such as a Blu-ray player. Red indicates no input is detected.
Any input may be routed to one or more outputs.
When HDCP sources and displays are connected for the first time, HDCP
authentication may take up to five seconds. If the input status stays green rather than
turning blue, there could be a problem with authentication.
Note
4.2.2
Outputs
Outputs are labeled along the right side of the routing matrix. Enabled outputs are indicated in
green. Click an output number to disable it; disabled outputs are indicated in red. Click again to
re-enable an output. Figure 4-3 shows an example of the WCP with outputs disabled.
Figure 4-3 Disabled Outputs
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
31
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
Web Control Panel
4.2.3
Routing Matrix
Current routing is indicated by a green dot. A red diagonal line through a routing element
indicates that either an input module or output module is not present. (A checkbox on the
Configuration Window enables or disables the display of unpopulated I/O slots.) Holding
the cursor above a route will display a pop-up window with the input and output numbers.
Routing changes can be made by clicking on the desired row/column. As the cursor is
moved over a routing element, the corresponding input and output is highlighted in orange.
See Figure 4-4. Right-click on any element to route that input to all outputs.
Figure 4-4 WCP Selecting Routing
.
Control-Z may be used to undo a single operation only: either a loaded preset or
route one input to all outputs (right mouse click). The mouse cursor must be placed
within the routing matrix borders.
Note
4.2.4
Icons
Six icons on the upper-right of the routing window may be used to open additional control
and information windows. Figure 4-5 shows the icons and their functions.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
32
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
Web Control Panel
Load Preset
Configuration
Create Preset
EDID
Info
System
Figure 4-5 Routing Window Icons
Three additional icons appear on the lower-right side of the matrix.
ROUTING RULER
Click on the routing ruler icon on the WCP to display it; the icon is located in the lowerright of the matrix. The Routing Ruler can be used to route one input at a time. Click on
the desired input number; the number turns green. Then click on one or more outputs;
the output numbers turn green. Click OK to accept the new routing and close the
Routing Ruler. Click Cancel to close the window without accepting changes.
Figure 4-6 Routing Ruler
Changes made using the Routing Ruler will be displayed on the WCP routing window.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
33
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
Configuration Window
ENABLE FORCE HOT PLUG
Readies inputs for a hot plug event. Click this button then click the desired input status
box or the All button to force the hot plug event. Click this button again to disable it.
APPLY FORCE HOT PLUG TO ALL INPUTS
After clicking the Enable Force Hot Plug button, click All to force the event on all
inputs.
Forcing a hot plug event may result in displays flickering, flashing, or going dark for a
second or two while the display reacquires sync.
Note
4.3 Configuration Window
Click the configuration icon to display the Configuration window. This window is used to name
inputs and outputs and to set EDID parameters.
Figure 4-7 Configuration Window
4.3.1
Input Configuration
Select an input number from the drop-down list to begin configuration. The EDID drop-down
list stores 100 EDIDs. The list is populated with EDIDs captured or transferred in by the user.
To name or rename an input, type the desired name and press ENTER.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
34
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
Configuration Window
EDID ASSIGNMENT
Select between a Dynamic EDID, determined by the output EDID selection, or a Fixed
EDID from the drop-down list. The EDID parameters are applied to the currently
selected input. Click Apply to all Inputs as required.
EDID assignment corresponds to the EDIDMODE command. See EDID Control for
more information.
When dynamic EDID is selected for an input routed to multiple outputs, the priority rule
determines which output EDID will be used. The priority can be either the output with the
lowest resolution or the lowest numbered output. This corresponds to the
EDIDPRiority command.
Click Apply to all inputs as required.
CABLE EQUALIZER
Discrete cable equalization choices are Auto, Off, Minimum (165), and Maximum (255).
Use the slider to set equalization to a value between the Minimum and Maximum. Use
command line control to set the equalization to a specific number if required.
4.3.2
Output Configuration
Select an output number from the drop-down list. To name or rename an output, type the
desired name and press ENTER.
Select Pass Through EDID which passes the parameters from the output device in realtime, or Emulated EDID and make a selection from the drop-down list. The EDID
parameters are applied to the currently selected output. EDID selection corresponds to the
DISPLAYMODE command.
Output EDID is ignored if the source routed to those outputs is set to fixed EDID.
Click Apply to all outputs as required.
4.3.3
Display Full Switcher’s Matrix
When this checkbox is enabled, the full matrix is displayed. When this in not checked, only
inputs and outputs with modules installed are displayed.
4.3.4
Advanced Settings
Click Advanced Settings to display the window shown in Figure 4-8. Begin configuration
by selecting Input or Output followed by the port number.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
35
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
Configuration Window
Figure 4-8 Advanced Settings
■
Enable Extended HDCP Authentication - Allowed for the Linx 3200 when a source
capable of supporting 16 compliant displays is connected to more than 16 compliant
output devices. When enabled, the system will attempt to authenticate up to 32
compliant displays for any connected source of protected content; when disabled, the
system will only authenticate a maximum of 16 displays. See commands HDCP and
EXtendedHDCPAUTHentication.
■
Enable HDCP - Enable HDCP when compliant sources and display devices are used.
If the source is not compliant, turn off HDCP for that channel.
■
Enable Downsampling - Downsamples a 4:4:4 digital signal to 4:2:2 to correct output
color. Downsampling and upsampling are mutually exclusive. Downsampling is
normally performed on input ports; where a unique display device requires it,
downsampling may be applied to an output port. See also DOWNSAMPLE.
DO NOT use upsample and downsample at the same time on the same input/output
pair.
Note
■
Enable Upsampling - Upsamples a 4:2:2 digital signal to 4:4:4 to correct output color.
Downsampling and upsampling are mutually exclusive. Upsampling is normally
performed on input ports; where a unique display device requires it, upsampling may
be applied to an output port. DO NOT use upsample and downsample at the same
time on an input/output pair. See also UPSAMPLE.
■
Enable Expanded Pixel Data Range -When enabled, the HDMI source expands the
range of pixel data values from 16-235 into full 8-bit range of 0-255. Enable expanded
pixel data range when contrast looks low; if improperly enabled, detail may be lost in
very white or very black portions of the video signal. See also DATARaNGEXpand.
Click Apply to All to use current settings on all inputs or outputs.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
36
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
Load Preset
4.4 Load Preset
To load an existing preset, click the load preset icon. The window shown in Figure 4-9 is displayed.
Figure 4-9 Load Preset Window
Use the following procedure to load an existing preset.
1. Select a preset number, 1 to 100, from the drop-down list. If a preset has been named, the
name will be displayed along with the number.
2. Check Preview preset’s routing to display the indicated preset in the WCP routing window as
required. The pending preset will show in the “current routing” window with crosspoints in red.
3. Click Load. The crosspoints will turn green.
4.5 Create Preset
Clicking on the create preset icon opens a small presets window and changes the WCP to ‘Create
Preset’ mode. Presets can be created and viewed from this window but cannot be loaded.
Figure 4-10 Create Preset Window
Use this procedure for creating a preset.
1. Select a preset number from the drop-down list.
2. Check Show preset’s routing as required.
3. Use the routing matrix to define a new preset. Selections are indicated by a red dot.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
37
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
Create Preset
Figure 4-11 Preset Routing Window
4. Click Save in the Create Preset window. A dialog opens to enter an optional name for the
preset.
Figure 4-12 Name Preset
5. Enter a name for the preset as required and click OK.
6. Click Exit on the Create Preset window.
To delete an existing preset, click Delete on the Create Preset window.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
38
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
EDID
4.6 EDID
The EDID window is used to manage the entries in the EDID list. EDID information is captured
from connected outputs and may be saved to the list.
There is a factory default EDID based on a preferred timing of 1920 x1200. Once a new usercaptured EDID is invoked, the default choice will disappear from the drop-down list. If this EDID is
needed, just perform an EDID capture from a non-connected output and save to the list. If not
named otherwise, it will display as 1920x1200@59.95 RGB 0026.
Note
HDMI audio requires a 2-block EDID. The RGB Spectrum default EDID is singleblock and does not support audio.
To save EDID data from a connected output, use the following procedure.
1. Click the EDID icon on the WCP. The window shown in Figure 4-13 opens.
Figure 4-13 EDID Management Window
2. Select an output number from its drop-down list.
3. Select an entry number from the drop-down list.
4. Click Save. A window opens to name the EDID table entry.
Figure 4-14 Name EDID
5. Enter a name for the EDID table entry as required and click OK. If a name is not entered, the
preferred resolution and frame rate of the display’s EDID will be shown.
The EDID Management window can also be used to delete or rename a table entry.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
39
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
System Window
4.7 System Window
Click the system icon to open the system window. The System window supports modifications to
the network and serial port settings. It also provides a terminal for a command line interface.
Figure 4-15 System Window
4.7.1
Network Settings
Network settings can be modified. Enter new data and click Apply.
4.7.2
4.7.3
■
Hostname - Enter an optional name for the Linx DVI Switcher.
■
IP Address - If the IP address is changed, the WCP must be restarted by entering the
new address in the browser.
■
Subnet Mask - Modify the subnet mask as required.
■
Default Gateway - Modify the default gateway as required.
Serial Port
■
Baud - Select a baud rate from the drop-down list. The default is 9600 but it is
recommended that the rate be set to the maximum the controller will support.
■
Echo - Turn echo on or off. Default is ON.
Terminal
Click the Terminal button to open a window for command control. This window may be used
for command line entries. With Enable command log checked, the window will report
system commands executed in response to changes made via the WCP.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
40
WEB CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
Information
Figure 4-16 Terminal Window
4.8 Information
Clicking on the information icon will display the Info window.
Figure 4-17 System Info Window
■
Product ID - The product name is factory-entered and not subject to change.
■
Firmware Version - The version number will be updated when new firmware is installed.
■
Serial Number - The product serial number is factory-entered and not subject to change.
■
MAC Address - The MAC address is factory-entered and not subject to change.
■
Board Temperature - Displays the current system temperature.
■
WCP Version - Displays the version number of the WCP. The version number updates when
the WCP software is updated as part of a firmware upgrade.
This data is also viewable via the front panel display.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
41
CHAPTER
5
FRONT PANEL
OPERATION
Front panel control is available on the Linx 3200, Linx 3200S, and Linx 1600. On the Linx 800S and Linx
800, the front panel is only used to display system information.
The front panel controls may be used to route inputs to outputs, to load a preset, and to display system
information. The front panel functions may be enabled or disabled using command line entries. See
Control Commands in Chapter 6.
Control Knob
RGB
Spectrum
PST
DST
SRC
PRESS TO
SELECT
SYS
TAKE
Figure 5-1 Front Panel Controls
5.1 Front Panel Controls
■ Control Knob: Turn to move through available selections. Press to accept the current
selection.
■ Buttons:
■ PST - Load an existing preset.
■ DST - Select an output and assign an input.
■ SRC - Select a source to assign to an output.
■ SYS - Display system parameters.
■ TAKE - Enable current settings.
Information is displayed in 2 by 20 character LCD screen.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
42
FRONT PANEL OPERATION
System Information
5.2 System Information
Press the SYS button to display system information. Rotate the control knob to step through the
data. System information includes:
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
IP Address
Gateway IP Address
Subnet Mask Address
Mac Address
Model Name
Hostname
Serial Port Baud Rate
Serial Port Echo State
Board Temperature
Maximum Temperature
Firmware Version
5.3 Routing an Input to Output
To use the front panel to route an input to an output, the front panel cross-connect function must be
enabled. See the FrontPanelXCON command. To route an input to an output use the following
steps:
1. Press the SRC button. The front panel displays the most recent routing.
1 Input 1
1 Output 1
The input channel is displayed on the upper row; the lower row indicates the output channel.
When an output or input has been named, this will be displayed. In the examples, the inputs
and outputs are named with their respective numbers.
2. Use the control knob to display the desired input number.
3. Press the control knob to select the input. An asterisk appears before the input number and
the output line is now active. (There is no need to press the DST button.)
*16 Input 16
1 Output 1
4. Rotate the control knob until the desired output is displayed.
5. Press the control knob to select the output. An asterisk appears before the output number.
*16 Input 16
*5 Output 5
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
43
FRONT PANEL OPERATION
Assigning an Input to an Output
6. Press TAKE. The front panel will display the routing when it has taken effect.
16 Output 16
5 Input 5
5.4 Assigning an Input to an Output
To use the front panel select an input for an output, the front panel cross-connect function must be
enabled. See the FrontPanelXCON command.Use the following steps to first select an output and
then assign an input:
1. Press the DST button. The front panel displays the most recently assigned routing.
2 Input 2
7 Output 7
2. Use the control knob to display the desired output number.
2 Input 2
31 Output 31
3. Press the control knob to select the displayed output. An asterisk appears before the output
number and the input line becomes active. (There is no need to press the SRC button.)
2 Input 2
*31 Output 31
4. Rotate the control knob to select the desired input number.
5. Press the control knob to select the displayed input number.
*11 Input 11
*31 Output 31
6. Press TAKE. The front panel will display the new routing.
11 Input 11
31 Output 31
5.5 Loading Presets
Presets may be loaded but cannot be created or saved from the front panel. Routing modifications
can made from the front panel but the changes will not be saved.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
44
FRONT PANEL OPERATION
Loading Presets
1. Press the PST button. It defaults to the preset that was most recently displayed; this may not
be the currently loaded preset.
3 Training Room 3
2. Rotate the control knob until the desired preset is displayed.
3. Press the control knob. An asterisk is displayed before the preset number.
*6 Monitor Console
4. Press TAKE to load the preset.
6 Monitor Console
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
45
CHAPTER
6
COMMANDS
Serial commands can be issued through the Linx DVI Switcher RS-232 port or through the Ethernet port
using Telnet or the Terminal in the WCP. See Chapter 2 for connection instructions.
On units operating under firmware revisions prior to 3.0, do not issue any serial
commands before the switcher has fully booted. Doing so will cause the system to hang.
Note
6.1 Command Format
All commands take the following form:
COMMAND_NAME <value1> <value2>...
… followed by ENTER.
The majority of commands have both long and short forms:
■ The long form version is an easily understood word or the concatenation of two or more words.
■ The short form version is an abbreviation of the command name indicated in bold face, upper
case. However, commands are not case sensitive.
The command BAUDrate could be entered in four different ways:
BAUDRATE
baudrate
BAUD
baud
6.1.1
Command Help
There are two primary ways to use the Linx DVI Switcher’s help feature:
■ Type Help to list all commands.
■ Type Help followed by the command to get command-specific help.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
46
COMMANDS
Command Format
Type h namein to get help on the input name command.
Example
■ Type Help followed by a single letter to get a list of all the commands that begin with that letter.
6.1.2
Command Arguments
Required parameter values are shown in angle brackets < > and optional parameters are
contained in square brackets [ ].
COMMAND <value1> [value2]
In this example, <value1> is a required parameter and [value2] is an optional parameter.
6.1.3
Predefined Parameter Values
Some commands have predefined values, and only these may be entered as arguments.
Predefined parameter values are indicated as:
<value1|value2|value3>
The choices for BAUDrate are:
Example
<1200|2400|9600|19200|38400|57600|115200>
6.1.4
Parameter Ranges
Parameter values may be a range indicated as:
<value1 ... value2>
The value of INputEQ is a number in the range of
Example
<0 ... 255>
6.1.5
Query the Current Setting
Many commands will report back on the current parameter settings. To establish the current
parameters associated with the command enter the command without any arguments. Linx
DVI Switcher will respond with the current settings of the selected parameter.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
47
COMMANDS
Command Summary
To display the current IP address of the Linx DVI Switcher, enter the IPADDRess
command without entering an argument.
Type the command:
Example
IPADDR
might return:
192.168.1.201
Do not use the delete key when entering commands. The backspace key may be used.
Note
Note to
programmers After issuing a command, wait for the prompt to be displayed again before issuing a
of third-party new command.
control devices
6.2 Command Summary
Table 6-1 Alphabetical List of Commands
Command
Type
Description
ACTivePreSeT
Switch
Displays the current active preset.
AMX
Control
Enables/disables AMX dynamic device detection
query.
AMXSETINTerval
Control
Sets the timer interval between AMX beacon
broadcasts
AUTOPROBE
Switch
Enables/disables the probe of source devices for
their KSV FIFO depth.
BAUDrate
Communication
Sets the baud rate for the serial port.
DATARaNGEXpand
Switch
Expands pixel data to full 8-bit range.
DELeteEDID
Switch
Deletes the EDID parameters from the list.
DELetePreSeT
Switch
Deletes a specific preset or all presets.
DISPLAYMODE
EDID
Sets the display ID reported for dynamic EDID mode.
DOWNSAMPLE
Switch
Downsamples input or output from 4:4:4 to 4:2:2.
DviOutputDisable
Switch
Disables the DVI outputs for the specified port.
DviOutputEnable
Switch
Enables the DVI outputs for the specified port.
ECHO
Communication
Turns the serial echo on/off.
EDIDMODE
EDID
Sets EDID mode to fixed or dynamic.
EDIDPRiority
EDID
Sets the EDID priority when input is routed to multiple
outputs.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
48
COMMANDS
Command Summary
Table 6-1 Alphabetical List of Commands (Continued)
Command
Type
Description
EXportEDID
EDID
Transfers the specified list entry to the Linx DVI
Switcher memory for transfer to a target device.
EXPORTSETTINGS
Miscellaneous
Writes a list of system attribute names and values to
a text file.
EXtendedHDCPAUTHentication
Switch
Enables HDCP authentication for more than 16
inputs.
FORCEHotPlug
Switch
Forces a hot plug event on one or more inputs.
FrontPanel
Control
Enables/disables front panel control.
FrontPanelPRESET
Control
Enables/disables front panel preset functionality.
FrontPanelXCON
Control
Enables/disables front panel cross-connect
functionality.
HANDShaking
Communication
Selects hardware or software handshaking for the
serial control port.
HDCP
Switch
Enables/disables HDCP authentication.
Help
Miscellaneous
Displays information about commands.
HOSTNAME
Communication
Sets or reports the Ethernet hostname.
IMportEDID
Switch
Imports a single entry from the Linx DVI Switcher
memory to a specified list index.
IMPORTSETTINGS
Miscellaneous
Loads a list of system attribute names and values.
INputENable
Switch
Enables/disables input port.
INputEQ
Switch
Sets the level of input equalization to compensate for
cable length.
INputSTATus
Switch
Displays input channel status.
IPADDRess
Communication
Sets or reports the Linx DVI Switcher IP address.
IPGateWay
Communication
Sets or reports the network gateway IP address.
IPSubNET
Communication
Sets or reports the subnet mask.
IPUPDate
Communication
Updates IP related parameters.
LiStEDID
Switch
Lists EDID information for one or more entries.
LiStPreSeT
Switch
Shows routing for a range of presets.
LoaDEmulateEDID
EDID
Loads EDID parameters to the specified emulate
register.
LoaDFixedEDID
EDID
Loads EDID parameters to the specified fixed
register.
LOGEXtract
Switch
Extracts log file entries.
LOGLeVeL
Switch
Sets the current log level for the system
MACADDRess
Communication
Displays the Linx DVI Switcher MAC (hardware)
address.
MACROABORT
Macro
Stops the currently executing macro.
MACRODELete
Macro
Deletes a stored macro file.
MACROLIST
Macro
Lists stored macro files.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
49
COMMANDS
Command Summary
Table 6-1 Alphabetical List of Commands (Continued)
Command
Type
Description
MACROPAUSE
Macro
Pauses a running macro.
MACRORESUME
Macro
Restarts a paused macro.
MACRORUN
Macro
Runs a stored macro.
MACROSAVE
Macro
Saves a downloaded macro file.
NAMEEDID
Switch
Names the specified list entry.
NAMEINput
Switch
Adds names to input channels.
NAMEOUTput
Switch
Adds names to output channels.
NAMEPreSeT
Switch
Adds names to presets.
OUTputENable
Switch
Enable/disables one or all outputs.
OUTputSouRCe
Switch
Sets routing path: to output # from input #.
PreSetADD
Switch
Adds a route to a preset.
PreSetDISConnect
Switch
Disconnects a single existing route in a preset.
PROBEKsvFifoDepth
Switch
Initiates a probe of the specified input port's KSV
FIFO depth. Not fully supported at this time.
RECALLPreSeT
Switch
Loads a saved preset.
RestoreFactoryDefaults
Miscellaneous
Restores all system settings to factory default values.
RESYNCAUDIO
Switch
Forces a resynchronization of HDMI audio.
ROUTE
Switch
Sets routing path: from input # to output #.
SaVeEDID
Switch
Saves the EDID parameters from an output to a
specified list index.
SaVePreSeT
Switch
Saves preset routings.
SETIPADDR
Communication
Sets the IP address without a reboot or update.
SETIPGW
Communication
Sets the gateway address without a reboot or update.
SETIPSUBNET
Communication
Sets the subnet address without a reboot or update.
SETKFD
Switch
Sets the KSV FIFO depth of one or all inputs.
SHoWPreSeT
Switch
Shows all routing paths in selected preset number.
SYStemINFO
Miscellaneous
Reports model, serial number, IP and Ethernet
addresses, firmware version.
SYStemReSeT
Miscellaneous
Restarts the system without powering off and on.
SYStemTIME
Miscellaneous
Sets or reports system time.
TEMPerature
Miscellaneous
Reports board temperatures.
UpdateBooT
Miscellaneous
Updates the boot code on I/O cards.
UpdateFirmWare
Miscellaneous
Updates firmware.
UpdateIOCardFirmWare*
Miscellaneous
Updates IO card firmware.
UpdateIOCardFPGA*
Miscellaneous
Updates the FPGA.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
50
COMMANDS
Communications Commands
Table 6-1 Alphabetical List of Commands (Continued)
Command
Type
Description
UPSAMPLE
Switch
Upsamples input or output from 4:2:2 to 4:4:4.
VERsion
Miscellaneous
Reports firmware version of main and channel
processors.
* Only used in upgrades prior to version 2.1.
6.3 Communications Commands
Table 6-2 Communications Commands
Command
BAUDrate
Arguments
[9600 | 19200 | 38400 |
57600 | 115200]
Description
Sets the serial port baud rate. Operation at the
highest speed possible is recommended.
Example: To set the baud rate to 19200 type:
baud 19200
Without an argument, the current baud rate is
displayed.
Default:9600
ECHO
[ON | OFF]
Turns the serial echo On/Off.
Example: To turn the echo off, type:
echo off
Omit the argument to display the current state.
Default:ON
HANDShaking
[HardWare | SoftWare]
Sets the type of flow control on the serial port.
Hardware handshaking uses CTS/RTS control.
Software handshaking protocol is XON/XOFF.
Example: To set handshaking to hardware, type:
hands hw
Omit the argument to display the current setting.
Default:SOFTWARE
HOSTNAME
[name]
Sets the Ethernet hostname. A maximum of 23
alphanumeric and underscore characters may be
used; spaces may not be used.
Example: To remove a host name type:
hostname ""
Without an argument, this command returns the
current host name.
Default:(none)
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
51
COMMANDS
Communications Commands
Table 6-2 Communications Commands (Continued)
Command
IPADDRess
Arguments
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Description
Changes the IP address of the Linx DVI Switcher.
Example: to set the IP address to 192.168.35.101,
type:
IPADDR 192.168.35.101
Use the IPUPDate to activate the new IP address.
Without an argument, this command reports the
current IP address.
Default:192.168.1.200
IPGateWay
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Changes the IP gateway address of the Linx DVI
Switcher.
Example: To set the IP gateway address to
192.168.1.102, type:
ipgw 192.168.1.102
Use the IPUPDate to activate the new IP gateway
address.
Without an argument, this command reports the
current IP gateway address.
Default:192.168.1.1
IPSubNET
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Changes the IP subnet address of the Linx DVI
Switcher.
Example: To set the IP subnet address to
255.255.255.1, type:
ipsnet 255.255.255.1
Use the IPUPDate to activate the new IP subnet
address.
Without an argument, this command reports the
current IP subnet address.
Default:255.255.255.0
IPUPDate
<ADDRess | GateWay |
SubNet | ALL>
Updates IP related parameters.
Example: To update the gateway address, enter the
command:
ipupd gw
MACADDRess
(none)
Displays the physical Ethernet Media Access
Controller address.
SETIPADDR
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Changes the IP address immediately; no reboot
required. Without an argument, it returns the current
IP address.
Example: to set the IP address to 192.168.1.201,
type:
setipaddr 192.168.1.201
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
52
COMMANDS
Control Commands
Table 6-2 Communications Commands (Continued)
Command
SETIPGW
Arguments
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Description
Sets the IP gateway address immediately; no reboot
required. With no argument, the current IP gateway
address is displayed.
Example: To set the IP gateway address to
192.168.1.100, type:
setipgw 192.168.1.100
SETIPSUBNET
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Sets the IP subnet address immediately; no reboot
required. When no address argument is entered, the
current value of the subnet is returned.
Example: To set the IP subnet address to
255.255.255.1, type:
setipsubnet 255.255.255.1.
6.4 Control Commands
Table 6-3 Control Commands
Command
AMX
Arguments
[ON | OFF]
Description
Enable or disable AMX dynamic device detection
query. Without an argument, the current state is
displayed.
Default:Off
AMXSETINTerval
[0...30]
Set the timer interval between AMX beacon
broadcasts in seconds. Without an argument, the
current setting is displayed.
Default:30
FrontPanel
[ON | OFF]
Enable/disable all front panel control. Without an
argument, the current state is returned.
Default:On
FrontPanelPRESET
[ON | OFF]
Enable/disable Front Panel preset functionality.
Without an argument, the current state is displayed.
Default:On
FrontPanelXCON
[ON | OFF]
Enable/disable Front Panel cross-connect
functionality. Without an argument, the current state
is displayed.
Default:On
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
53
COMMANDS
EDID Commands
6.5 EDID Commands
Table 6-4 EDID Commands
Command
DELeteEDID
Arguments
<list # | ALL>
Description
Deletes the EDID information from the specified list
number.
Example: To clear all EDID settings from the list,
type:
deledid all
DISPLAYMODE
<output # | ALL> [EMULATed Sets the display ID that is reported when the
| PASSthrough]
EDIDMODE is set to DYNAMIC. EMULATED uses
the list entry specified with the LoaDEmulateEDID
command. PASSthrough provides EDID from the
display connected to the specified output.
Example: To set the display mode to PASSthrough
for output 4, type:
displaymode 4 pass
To display the current setting, do not enter a mode.
EDIDMODE
<input # | ALL>[FIXED |
DYNAMIC]
Sets the EDID mode for one or all inputs to FIXED or
DYNAMIC. In FIXED mode, EDID parameters are
user defined regardless of output routing. In dynamic
mode, the EDID parameters may be emulated or
passed through from a connected output device.
Example: To set the mode to DYNAMIC for all
inputs, type:
edidmode all dynamic
To display the current setting, do not enter a mode.
EDIDPRiority
<input # | ALL> 
[MINRES | output #]
When EDIDMODE is set to DYNAMIC, this
command chooses the EDID from the appropriate
output. When the priority is set to MINRES, the EDID
information is captured from the output, (source from
the selected input) with the lowest resolution. When
the priority is set to OUTNUM, EDID information is
obtained from the lowest number output to which the
selected input is routed.
Example: To report EDID information from the
lowest resolution output for all inputs, type:
edidpri all minres
To display the current setting, enter the output
number or all only.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
54
COMMANDS
EDID Commands
Table 6-4 EDID Commands (Continued)
Command
EXportEDID
Arguments
<list #> [file name.txt]
Description
Transfers the specified list entry to the Linx DVI
Switcher memory for transfer to a target device. See
Transferring Files in Chapter for instructions on
downloading and uploading files.
Example: To save list entry 15 to file dell_2.txt, type:
exdid 15 dell_2.txt
If the filename is omitted it is automatically generated
from the name of the list entry.
IMportEDID
<list #> 
<file.txt>
Imports a single entry from the Linx DVI Switcher
memory to a specified list index. The file name is
case sensitive. See Transferring Files in
Chapter 7 for instructions on downloading and
uploading files.
Example: To copy EDID parameters from the file
sony_1.txt to list entry 16, type:
imedid 16 sony_1.txt
LiStEDID
<list # | ALL> | <list # >
<list # >
Lists the manufacturer’s ID and product code and the
name for a range of list entries.
Example: To display EDID parameters for list
numbers 10 to 20, type:
lsedid 10 20
LoaDEmulateEDID
<output # | ALL>
<list #>
Loads EDID parameters of the specified list entry to
the EDID emulate display register of the specified
output.
Example: To load the parameters from list entry 75
to all output emulate registers, type:
ldeedid all 75
To display the EDID information currently in the
emulate display register, omit the list number.
LoaDFixedEDID
<input # | ALL> 
<list #>
Loads the EDID parameters from the list entry to the
fixed register of the specified input.
Example: To load list entry 21 to the input 5 fixed
register, type:
ldfedid 5 21
To display the current list entry loaded, omit the list
number argument.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
55
COMMANDS
Preset Commands
Table 6-4 EDID Commands (Continued)
Command
NAMEEDID
Arguments
<list #> 
<EDID name>
Description
When an entry is created using the SaVeEDID
command, the default name is the resolution of the
specified output; use this command to rename an
entry. To delete a name, enter the list number
followed by “”.
Entry names can be up to 23 characters in length
and may include alpha, numeric, and punctuation
characters.
Example: To assign the name ViewSonic to list entry
45, type:
nameedid 45 ViewSonic
To display the current name of an entry omit the
name argument.
SaVeEDID
<list #> <output #>
Saves the EDID parameters of the specified output
to the list number entered.
Example: Save the EDID information of output 6 to
timing index number 31, type:
svedid 31 6
6.6 Preset Commands
Table 6-5 Preset Commands
Command
Arguments
Description
ACTivePreSeT
(none)
Displays the current active preset.
DELetePreSeT
<preset #>
Deleting a preset clears it of any input/output
assignments and removes the name if one has been
entered. A prompt to confirm the delete is displayed.
Example: To clear preset 90, type:
delpst 90
LiStPreSeT
<preset # | ALL> | 
<preset #><preset #>
Lists preset names in a specified range or all presets.
<preset #> 
[preset name]
For a preset name, enter a maximum of 23
alphanumeric characters; spaces may be used.
Example: To list presets 10 through 20, type:
lspst 10 20
NAMEPreSeT
Example: To name preset 11 “Training”, type:
namepst 11 Training
Without a preset name, this command returns the
current name of the preset number entered.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
56
COMMANDS
Preset Commands
Table 6-5 Preset Commands (Continued)
Command
PreSetADD
Arguments
Description
<preset #> <input #> <output Adds a route to a preset.
#>
Example: To add the routing of input 11 to output 6
to preset 51, use the command:
psadd 51 11 6
PreSetDISConnect
<preset #> <input #>
<output>
Disconnect a single existing route in a preset.
Example: To remove the routing of input 21 from
output 17 from preset 23, type:
psdisc 23 21 17
RECALLPreSeT
<preset #>
Enter the desired preset number to load input/output
assignments.
Example: To load preset 15, type:
recallpst 15
SaVePreSeT
<preset #> 
[input #,output #]
Enter only a preset number to save the current
input/output configuration. Enter a single input
number and output number to save to the selected
preset; other existing input/output assignments are
not modified. Input and output numbers must be
separated by a comma.
Example: To save the current routing to preset 12,
type:
presetsave 15
Example: To assign input 1 to output 6 in preset 10,
type:
svpst 10 1,6
SHoWPreSeT
<preset #>
Enter the number of the desired preset to display its
name, if entered, and all input/output settings.
Example: To display information about preset 9,
enter the command:
shwpst 9
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
57
COMMANDS
Switch Commands
6.7 Switch Commands
Table 6-6 Switch Commands
Command
AUTOPROBE
Arguments
<ON | OFF>
Description
Enables/disables the probe of source devices for
their KSV FIFO depth. Turning it on will result in long
acquisition times for HDCP devices the first time they
are attached, but will result in an optimized system
for the subsequent authentication of downstream
displays.
Example: To enable the automatic probe, use the
command:
autoprobe on
DATARaNGEXpand
<INPUT | OUTPUT>
<1...32 | ALL>
[ON | OFF]
When set ON, the HDMI transmitter expands the
range of pixel data values from 16-235 into full 8-bit
range of 0-255.
Example: To expand the data range for all outputs,
enter the command:
datarngex output all on
Default:OFF
DOWNSAMPLE
<INPUT | OUTPUT>
<1...32 | ALL>
[ON | OFF]
Downsamples a 4:4:4 signal to 4:2:2 to correct
output color. The DOWNSAMPLE and UPSAMPLE
commands are mutually exclusive. Downsampling is
normally performed on input ports; where a unique
display device requires it, downsampling may be
applied to an output port.
Example: To downsample all inputs, type:
downsample input all on
Default:OFF
DviOutputDisable
[output #]
Disable the DVI output for the specified port.
Example: To disable output 7, enter the command:
dod 7
Without an argument, the current state is returned.
DviOutputEnable
[output #]
Enable the DVI output for the specified port.
Example: To enable the output on port 11, type:
doe 11
Without an argument, the current state is displayed.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
58
COMMANDS
Switch Commands
Table 6-6 Switch Commands (Continued)
Command
EXtendedHDCPAUTHentication
Arguments
[ON | OFF]
Description
This feature is for use with the Linx 3200/3200S.
When an HDCP source device such as a Blu-Ray
player can normally support 6 KSVs or more, this
function allows simultaneous viewing on up to 32
HDCP compliant displays. Depending on system
architecture and source and display device
behaviors, results may vary.
When set to ON, the system will attempt to
authenticate more than 16 compliant displays for any
connected source of protected content. When set to
OFF, the system will only authenticate to the
maximum number of displays the source device
supports.
Example: To enable extended HDCP authentication,
use the command:
exhdcpauth on
Default:OFF
FORCEHotPlug
<input # | ALL>
Forces a hot plug event on one or all inputs.
Example: To force a hot plug event on input 3, enter
the command:
forcehp 3
HDCP
<input> [On | OFF]
Enables/disables HDCP authentication. Some nonHDCP sources may wrongly initiate HDCP resulting
in a flashing image or snow.
Example: To disable HDCP authentication on input
7, enter the command:
hdcp 7 off
Enter only the input argument to report the current
state.
Default:OFF
INputENable
<input # | ALL> [ON | OFF]
Enable or disable an input port. To display the
current state, enter the input argument only.
Example: To enable all inputs, use the command:
inen all
Default:ON
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
59
COMMANDS
Switch Commands
Table 6-6 Switch Commands (Continued)
Command
INputEQ
Arguments
<input # | All> [0 ... 255]
Description
Defines the equalization setting for one or all inputs.
Although input equalization may be set to a value
between 0 and 255, actual equalization occurs when
set between 150 and 255. For auto equalization set
the value to 0; 128 is off.
Example: To set the equalization level of input 3 to
225, type:
ineq 3 225
Without an argument, the current setting is returned.
Default:128
INputSTATus
[input #]
The status display will include the input number, yes
or no to indicate the presence of a valid input signal,
and the number of any associated outputs.
Example: To display the status of input 1, type:
instat 1
NAMEINput
<input #> <input name>
Enter an input number and the name to be assigned
to it. The name can be up to 23 alphanumeric
characters; spaces are permitted.
Example: To assign the name “Level 3” to input 3,
type:
namein 3 Level 3
If a name is not entered, the command will return the
current name of the indicated input.
NAMEOUTput
<output #> 
[output name]
Enter the desired output number followed by the
name to be assigned. The name can be up to 23
alphanumeric characters; spaces are permitted.
Example: To assign the name “Conference Room”
to output 5, type:
nameout 5 Conference Room
If a name is not entered, the command will return the
current name of the indicated output.
OUTputENable
<output # | ALL> 
<ON | OFF>
Enable or disable one or all outputs. If an output has
been disabled, loading a preset will not re-enable it;
issue an OUTputENable command to do so.
Example: To disable all outputs, type:
outen all off
Enter only the output # or all to display the current
status.
OUTputSouRCe
<output #> <input #>
Sets the routing to an output port from an input port.
Enter only output port number to display the current
routing.
Example: To route input 16 to output 12, use the
command:
outsrc 12 16
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
60
COMMANDS
Switch Commands
Table 6-6 Switch Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
PROBEKsvFifoDepth
<input #>
Initiates a probe of the specified input port's KSV
FIFO depth. Not fully supported at this time.
RESYNCAUDIO
<input #>
Forces a manual re-synchronization of the HDMI
audio for the specified input port. This action will also
force a re-synchronization of the associated output
port(s), if any.
Example: To resync input 7, type:
resyncaudio 7
ROUTE
<input #> [output# | ALL]
Set the routing path from an input to an output. Enter
only the input number to display the current routing.
Example: To route input 7 to output 21, type:
route 7 21
SETKFD
<input # | ALL> [depth]
Sets the KSV FIFO depth of one or all inputs. The
depth should be below the level support by the
device. A number that is too low will cause an
increased video flashes when the source first
validates the number of displays; a number which is
too high will result in continuous flashing of the
monitors.
Example: To set the KSV on input 6 to 8, enter the
command:
setkfd 6 8
Default: 3
UPSAMPLE
<INPUT | OUTPUT>
<1...32 | ALL>
[ON | OFF]
Upsamples a 4:2:2 signal to 4:4:4 to correct output
color. The DOWNSAMPLE and UPSAMPLE
commands are mutually exclusive. Upsampling is
normally performed on input ports; where a unique
display device requires it, upsampling may be
applied to an output port.
Example: To upsample all outputs, type:
upsample output all on
Default:OFF
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
61
COMMANDS
Miscellaneous Commands
6.8 Miscellaneous Commands
Table 6-7 Miscellaneous Commands
Command
EXPORTSETTINGS
Arguments
<PRESETS | EDID |
SYSTEM | ALL> [file
name.txt]
Description
Writes a list of system attributes to a text file. The file
name may be up to 23 characters in length; use any
alpha numerics or underscore. The name must include
the .txt extension. The resulting file may be
downloaded from the Linx DVI Switcher through the
Ethernet port. See “Downloading a File from the Linx
Switcher” on page 70 for complete instructions.
Example: To export the routing of all presets to a file
named “Presets,” type:
exportsettings presets Presets.txt
Default file name: export.txt
Help
[command]
See Command Help on page 46 for details.
IMPORTSETTINGS
<file name.txt>
Loads a list of system attributes from a saved file. The file
must include the extension .txt.
Example: To load the settings file system.txt, type:
importsettings system.txt
LOGEXtract
<level> <0...10000>
Extract the specified number of entries from the log file
with the specified priority level or greater; see
LOGLeVeL.
Example: To display the most recent 100 log entries of
critical level or higher, type:
logex crit 100 and press ENTER.
LOGLeVeL
[EMERG | ALERT | CRIT |
Set or display the log level.
ERR | WARNING | NOTICE Example: To set the level for errors, use the command:
| INFO | DEBUG]
loglvl err
RestoreFactoryDefaults
(none)
Restores all user settings to their factory default values.
SYStemINFO
(none)
Reports model, serial number, IP and Ethernet
addresses, firmware version
SYStemReSeT
(none)
Causes the Linx DVI Switcher to reboot. Use to begin
using new IP values.
SYStemTIME
[yyyy mm dd hh mm ss]
Sets the system time using a 24-hour clock.
Without an argument, the current level is returned.
Example: To set the system time to 9:30:15 on June 20,
2007, type:
2007 06 20 09 30 15
Without an argument the command returns the current
system time.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
62
COMMANDS
Macro Commands
Table 6-7 Miscellaneous Commands (Continued)
Command
TEMPerature
Arguments
none
Description
Reports the temperature of backplane and I/O cards
equipment with sensors (currently the Single Dual-Link
HDMI output only).
Example: After issuing the command, a report similar to
the below would be displayed.
Current system temperature is 31.00 Celsius.
Max system temperature is 70.00 Celsius.
Output Card temperatures: (degrees C)
Card 4:
UpdateBooT
<INPUT | OUTPUT | ALL>
<slot# | ALL>
43
New in firmware version 4.1, this command is used to
update boot code prior to performing a firmware update.
This command should also be necessary when a
replacement I/O module is inserted and needs to be
updated to the current system level.
Example: To update the boot code on the input card in
slot 3, enter the command:
ubt input 3
Example: To update the boot code on all input and output
cards, type:
ubt all all
UpdateFirmWare
(none)
Refer to Update System Firmware for a complete
discussion of updating firmware.
UpdateIOCardFirmWare
(none)
Refer to Update System Firmware for a complete
discussion of updating firmware.
UpdateIOCardFPGA
(none)
Refer to Update System Firmware for a complete
discussion of updating firmware.
VERsion
(none)
Reports the system, front panel and channel processors
firmware versions.
6.9 Macro Commands
A macro is a set of tasks grouped together so that you can execute the tasks together with a single
command. This type of capability is supported in the Linx DVI Switcher command set and is useful if
you have the need to frequently make the same type of set up changes to the system. This section
deals with using the Linx DVI Switcher macro capability.
A Linx DVI Switcher macro is a list of commands stored in an ASCII text format. The complete
command set may be used when writing macros. Note that commands can be grouped together for
execution simultaneously or executed sequentially by separating them with a carriage return/line feed.
We will go into details later, but just to take a look at what a macro looks like, here are a couple of
examples of a macro showing the syntax associated with both the simultaneous and sequential
commands.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
63
COMMANDS
Macro Commands
To enable only outputs 2, 6, and 15 and disable all others, use the following
commands:
outen all off
outen 2 on; outen 6 on; outen 15 on
Examples
The macro begins by disabling all outputs, and then turning each of the specified
outputs on. The outputs are enabled together.
To load preset 17, add the routing of DVI input 1 to DVI output 6, and then save the
new routing to preset 18, use the commands:
recallpst 17
route 1 dvi 6 dvi
svpst 18
6.9.1
Creating Macros
Macros consist of a number of ASCII commands stored in a text file. Macros cannot be
created directly in the Linx DVI Switcher. Macros are created as text files from a suitable text
editor (Microsoft Word for example) and copied to the Linx DVI Switcher internal compact
flash card using FTP (see Downloading Macros in the following section).
File names for the Linx DVI Switcher compact flash card should be no more than 23
characters in length. Upper and lower case characters and numbers may be used but do not
use spaces or the / or \ characters.
There are no requirements for a header or title in the macro file, but it is always a good idea
to use comments in the file to document sections of the file. Comments are denoted by the
“#” symbol and can appear anywhere on a line. All text to the right of the “#” symbol will be
ignored by the Linx DVI Switcher, but valid commands to the left of the symbol will be
executed. The ability to “comment out a line” is supported by this capability.
6.9.2
Downloading Macros
After a macro has been created, the macro file can be copied directly to the compact flash
card using standard file transfer protocol (FTP).
Download the file “trm.txt” to the Linx DVI Switcher.
■ Establish an FTP session via the command window or an FTP client. See
Transferring Files for details.
Example
■ Copy the file to the Linx Switcher ftp folder.
■ From the serial port or Telnet command line interface issue the command:
macrosave trm.txt
The macro file “trm.txt” will then be saved into the “/macro” folder on the Linx DVI
Matrix Switcher’s compact flash card.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
64
COMMANDS
Macro Commands
There is no facility to rename the file during the download process.
Note
6.9.3
Listing Macros
Macros that are already stored on the Linx DVI Switcher front panel flash card can be listed
using the command MACROLIST from either the RS-232 or Telnet command line interfaces.
6.9.4
Deleting Macros
Macros are stored in the “/macro” folder of the compact flash card. A macro can be deleted
from the compact flash card using the command MACRODELete.
Example
To delete the macro named “trm.txt,” use the command:
macrodel trm.txt
6.9.5
Running Macros
The MACRORUN command is used to load and execute the particular macro that you wish to
execute. Macros are stored in the folder “/macro” on the compact flash card.
To run the macro named “trm.txt,” use the command:
macrorun trm.txt
A macro can contain other macros.
Note
6.9.6
Pausing Macros
A macro consists of a sequence of commands that are executed in the order in which they
are placed in the file. A macro can be paused indefinitely or for a specified period of time by
issuing the MACROPAUSE command.
A paused macro can be canceled by using the MACROABORT command or restarted by
using the MACRORESUME command.
6.9.7
Canceling Macros
A macro can be stopped during execution by issuing the command MACROABORT. After a
macro has been stopped in this way you will have to use the MACRORUN command to load
and rerun a macro.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
65
COMMANDS
Macro Commands
6.9.8
Restarting Macros
To continue execution of a paused macro use the command MACRORESUME.
The macro will continue executing from the command in the macro at which the
MACROPAUSE was issued.
Issuing other system commands while the system is in MACROPAUSE may result
in unexpected behavior when you resume macro operation (MACRORESUME).
Note
6.9.9
Macro Commands
Table 6-8 Macro Commands
Command
Arguments
Description
MACROABORT
(none)
Halt execution of the current macro. Use the
MACRORUN command to reload and start the
macro.
MACRODELete
<filename>
Delete the specified macro file from the front panel
compact flash card.
Note that this can also be accomplished by putting
the compact flash card in an appropriately configured
PC and using the normal file management
commands.
Example: To delete the macro “Conf_1.txt,” use the
command:
macrodel Conf_1.txt
MACROLIST
(none)
Lists the macros currently stored on the front panel
compact flash card in the folder /macro.
MACROPAUSE
[duration]
Pauses the currently executing macro for the period
defined by the optional duration parameter. Valid
duration is from 0.1 to 128 seconds. If no duration is
entered the macro will pause indefinitely.
A paused macro may be resumed using the
MACRORESUME command or canceled by using
the MACROABORT command.
Example: To pause the executing macro for one
minute, type:
macropause 60
MACRORESUME
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
(none)
Restarts a paused macro. The macro will run from
the point in the macro that the macro was paused.
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
66
COMMANDS
Macro Commands
Table 6-8 Macro Commands (Continued)
Command
MACRORUN
Arguments
<filename>
Description
Load and run the specified macro.
Example: To run the macro “Config_2.txt,” enter the
command:
macrorun Config_2.txt
MACROSAVE
<filename>
Take the specified file that has been placed in the
MediaWall ftp folder and save it to the MediaWall
compact flash card. The ability to rename the file is
not supported.
Example: To save the macro “Config_3.txt” to the
flash card, type:
macrosave Config_3.txt
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
67
TRANSFERRING
FILES AND
U PD A T I N G
FIRMWARE
CHAPTER
7
7.1 Transferring Files
Files may be downloaded from and uploaded to the Linx DVI Matrix Switcher using File Transfer
Protocol (FTP) via connection through the Ethernet port.
The FTP client should be in ASCII mode to transfer text files and in binary mode to
transfer firmware. The mode does not have to be set when transferring files using
Windows Explorer.
Note
7.1.1
Uploading a File to the Linx Switcher
Files that may be uploaded to the Linx Switcher include previously saved system settings,
presets, EDID information, and firmware.
In the steps below, an FTP session is illustrated using the Explorer under Windows Vista.
While the procedure is similar under other operating systems, the appearance of windows
may vary.
1. Open the Windows Explorer (start My Computer).
2. In the address bar, enter the ftp command:
ftp://rgb:spectrum@nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn
where nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn is the IP address of the Linx switcher. (rgb is the logon name
and spectrum is the password.) The example in Figure 7-1 uses the address
192.168.35.197.
Figure 7-1 FTP Address Entry
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
68
TR A N S F E R R I N G F I L E S A N D U P D A T I N G F I R M W A R E
Transferring Files
The Linx FTP directory will be displayed in the Explorer as shown in Figure 7-2.
Figure 7-2 FTP Open
3. Open another Explorer window and navigate to the location on the computer that contains the desired file (firmware in this example).
Figure 7-3 Locate File to Upload
4. Select the firmware and drag it to the Linx FTP directory. If the Log On window reappears, enter the password (spectrum) again and click Log On. Copy progress is displayed.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
69
TR A N S F E R R I N G F I L E S A N D U P D A T I N G F I R M W A R E
Update System Firmware
Figure 7-4 Copying Firmware to the Linx Switcher
When copying is complete, the firmware will be visible in the Linx FTP directory along with
other system files.
Figure 7-5 Firmware Uploaded
7.1.2
Downloading a File from the Linx Switcher
Use the above procedure to initiate a browser-based FTP session. Drag files from the Linx
Switcher FTP folder to the desired location on the connected PC. Files that may be
downloaded from the Linx Switcher include exported system settings, presets, and EDID
information.
7.2 Update System Firmware
It is recommended that all system settings be exported and downloaded to a PC before updating
firmware. See the EXPORTSETTINGS command and download instructions on page 70.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
70
TR A N S F E R R I N G F I L E S A N D U P D A T I N G F I R M W A R E
Update System Firmware
IMPORTANT
Delete any exported or saved files in the Linx FTP buffer before uploading any firmware files. System files user.log and .profiles, if present, do not need to be deleted.
The FTP client must be in binary mode to upload firmware.
Performing the firmware upgrade via the serial port is preferable to using the Ethernet port, because
the Linx will continue to communicate its status even through system reset. While Telnet may be
used to enter commands, Ethernet connections are lost when the Linx resets, requiring a new log-in
after each occurrence and therefore cannot provide the continual status, including when a reset
cycle has completed.
The serial port method lets the user know when an upgrade command or system reset has
completed by the return of the prompt on the screen of the control PC. With Telnet, once the reset
starts, the Telnet connection is lost. To prevent a premature re-login to the switch which could
interfere with the upgrade process, the recommended wait time is 15 minutes for the upgrade
command and 90 seconds for SYSRST.
Important
Do not interrupt power to the unit during the firmware update.
1. Upload the firmware to the Linx unit.
2. Issue the UpdateFirmWare command.
3. For serial port control, wait until the prompt is redisplayed; for Telnet operation, wait 15
minutes for the upgrade to complete before logging in again.
4. Issue the SYStemReSeT command.
5. When the Linx has come ready again, send the SYStemINFO command. For an example of
the SYStemINFO report, see Figure 7-6.
6. Verify the FPGA firmware version for all modules matches those in the firmware release notes.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
71
TR A N S F E R R I N G F I L E S A N D U P D A T I N G F I R M W A R E
Updating I/O Card Boot Code
Model:
Manufacture date:
Serial number:
Firmware version:
SH4 firmware version:
Firmware build date:
Hardware revision:
CPLD version:
WCP Applet Version:
Reboot count:
System up time:
Total system up time:
Host name:
IP address:
Subnet mask:
Gateway IP address:
MAC address:
Options:
System logging level:
Backplane FPGA version:
Linx 1600/1700/1800
02/14/2012
100381
4.1
4.1
Apr 1 2012 14:01:52
1.17
1.4.2
132
0d 0h 56m 0s
24d 10h 34m 49s
Linx 1600
192.168.35.197
255.255.255.0
192.168.35.1
00:18:7e:00:25:27
Auto-Sync Dual-Link
Warning
1.25
Input
Card FW Ver HW Ver
---- ------ -----1
0.149
3.0
2
0.149
3.0
3
0.149
3.0
4
0.149
3.0
Card Type
------------------------------Dual Single Link DVI
Dual Single Link DVI
Dual Single Link DVI
Dual Single Link DVI
FPGA Ver
--------1.1.2
1.1.2
1.1.2
1.1.2
Boot
----1.6
1.6
1.6
1.6
Output
Card FW Ver HW Ver
---- ------ -----1
0.164
3.0
2
0.164
3.0
3
0.164
3.0
4
0.164
3.0
Card Type
------------------------------Single Dual Link DVI
Single Dual Link DVI
Single Dual Link DVI
Single Dual Link DVI
FPGA Ver
-------3.2.19
3.2.19
3.2.19
3.2.19
Boot
----2.6
2.6
2.6
2.6
Figure 7-6 SYSINFO Report Example
7.3 Updating I/O Card Boot Code
All input and output card must have the most recent boot code. Use the following procedure
whenever new modules are inserted in a Linx switcher.
1. Insert the new module.
2. Run the SYStemINFO command.
If any input or output cards have a boot code prior to X.6 (for firmware version 4.1), continue below:
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
72
TR A N S F E R R I N G F I L E S A N D U P D A T I N G F I R M W A R E
Updating I/O Card Boot Code
3. Run the UpdateBooT command specifying INPUT or OUTPUT and the card number or ALL
ALL to update all cards.
4. Run SYStemINFO again to verify that all modules now have the correct boot code.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
73
CHAPTER
8
SPE C I F I C A T I O N S
8.1 Physical Specifications
Table 8-1 Physical Specifications
Linx 3200S
Linx 3200
Linx 1600
Linx 800S
Linx 800
Chassis
7-RU
6-RU
4-RU
2-RU
2-RU
Dimensions
W 19” x H 12.25”
x D 17.5”
(W48.3 cm x H
31.2 cm x
D 44.5 cm)
W 19" x H 10.5"
x D 22”
(W 48.3 cm x
H 26.67 cm x
D 55.88 cm)
W 19” x H 7” x
D 16”
(W 48.3 cm x
H 17.8 cm x
D 40.7 cm
W 19” x H 3.5” x
D 16”
(W 48.3 cm x
H 8.9 cm x
D 40.7 cm)
W 19” x H 3.5” x
D 16”
(W 48.3 cm x
H 8.9 cm x
D 40.7 cm)
Maximum
Weight
51 lbs (23.2 kg)
57 lbs (25.9 kg)
30 lbs (14kg)
20 lbs (9 kg)
20 lbs (9 kg)
Input Voltage
110 to 240 VAC
50/60 Hz
110 to 240 VAC
50/60 Hz
110 to 240 VAC
50/60 Hz
110 to 240 VAC
50/60 Hz
110 to 240 VAC 
47 to 63 Hz
Output 12 VDC
Power
Consumption
<430 W
<555 W
<430 W
<555 W
<230 W
<295 W
AC Connector
IEC-C19 x 2
IEC-C13 x 2
IEC-C19
Fuses
IEC 60127 5x20
mm 250 V, 8 A
Slow-Blow
—
—
IEC-C13
—
—
<100 W
<130 W
IEC-C13
—
8.2 Communications Specifications
Table 8-2 Communications Specifications
Port
Specification
Ethernet
100/1000 BASE-T
RS-232 serial
Baud: 9600 to 15,200
Bits: 8
Stop bits: 1
Parity: None
Flow control: XOn/XOff
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
74
SPECIFICATIONS
DVI Inputs and Outputs
8.3 DVI Inputs and Outputs
Each input and output port provides a single link with a maximum bandwidth of 1.65 Gbps. The table
below lists the high resolution digital input and output specifications.
Table 8-3 Digital Input and Output Specifications
Parameter
Specification
Type
DVI - single link
Number
1
Maximum bandwidth
1.65 Gbps
Standard resolution
640 x 480 to 1600 x 1200
HD resolution
1920 x 1080p, 1920 x 1200, and 2048 x 1080p
Connector type
DVI-I
Only the digital pins of the DVI-I connector are used.
Figure 8-1 DVI Input and Output Connectors
Table 8-4 DVI Connector Pin Assignments
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
TMDS data 2- (link 1)
13
TMDS data 3+ (link 2)
2
TMDS data 2+ (link 1)
14
+5 V power at 500 mA
3
TMDS data 2/4 shield
15
Ground
4
TMDS data 4- (link 2)
16
Hot plug detect
5
TMDS data 4+ (link 2)
17
TMDS data 0- (link 1)
6
DDC clock
18
TMDS data 0+ (link 1)
7
DDC data
19
TMDS data 0/5 shield
8
—
20
TMDS data 5- (link 2)
9
TMDS data 1- (link 1)
21
TMDS data 5+ (link 2)
10
TMDS data 1+ (link 1)
22
TMDS clock shield
11
TMDS data 1/3 shield
23
TMDS clock+
12
TMDS data 3- (link 2)
24
TMDS clock-
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
75
SPECIFICATIONS
Ethernet Port
8.4 Ethernet Port
10/1000 BASE-T Ethernet connection is supported through the RJ-45 port on the rear panel.
■ Supports control of the full set of Linx DVI Matrix Switcher commands over a network
connection using a Telnet server/client architecture.
■ Internal Linx DVI Switcher web server provides the Web Control Panel (WCP) a graphical user
interface via a standard web browser.
1
8
Figure 8-2 Ethernet Connector
The 100/1000 BASE-T port can connect to a network using a standard Ethernet cable. When a
network is not used, connection requires an Ethernet hub or a crossover cable.
Table 8-5 Ethernet Connector Pin Assignments
Pin
Signal
Wire Color
1
TX Data +
White/Orange
2
TX Data -
Orange
3
RX Data +
White/Green
4
—
Blue
5
—
White/Blue
6
RX Data -
Green
7
—
White/Brown
8
—
Brown
8.5 RS-232 Port
Linx DVI Switcher commands can be sent through the RS-232 port to control the system.
■ The RS-232 port transfers commands using the asynchronous serial protocol at 9600 to 115,
000 baud.
■ The port is configured as DCE and can handle full duplex transfer.
■ Support for hardware and software handshaking is provided.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
76
SPECIFICATIONS
RS-232 Port
Figure 8-3 RS-232 DB-9 Connector
Table 8-6 RS-232 Connector Pin Assignments
Pin
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Circuit
Description
1
CD
Carrier Detect
2
TD
Transmit Data
3
RD
Received Data
4
—
(not connected)
5
AB
Signal Ground (common return)
6
DSR
Data Set Ready
7
CTS
Clear to Send
8
RTS
Request to Send
9
—
(not connected)
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
77
CHAPTER
9
MAINTENANCE AND
TROUBLESHOOTING
9.1 Air Filter (Linx 3200, Linx 3200S, and Linx 1600)
The front panel filter must be checked on a regular basis to prevent overheating the Linx DVI
Switcher. Once a month would be an appropriate interval in a clean environment. If the Linx DVI
Switcher is used where dust and dirt are a problem, it is recommended that the filter be inspected
weekly.
If the Linx DVI Switcher overheats, the alarm indicator on the front panel will light. Overheating may
be caused by:
1. Operating in an environment with a temperature exceeding 122° F (50° C).
2. Failed fan or blocked air intake.
3. Clogged air filter; wash or replace.
■ Wash the filter in mild dish detergent.
■ Rinse in clear water.
■ Press it between paper towels to remove excess moisture.
■ Allow to air dry.
Linx 3200 and Linx 3200S units shipped before 2010 may use one large foam filter or two small
ones; newer units use a single large filter. Remove the front filter cover to determine the type used.
The Linx 1600 uses one small foam filter. Request part number 410 9442-01 for the small (3”x16”)
filter. The large filter (5.2”x16”) is part number 410-9442-02.
9.2 Fuse Replacement
The fuse holder on the Linx 3200 is supplied with a spare IEC 60127 5x20 mm 250 V, 8 A Slow-Blow
fuse.
1. Turn the power off the on the port which has the fuse that needs to be replaced. The second
power supply can remain on.
2. Remove the AC power cord.
3. Pinch the sides of the fuse holder and pull it out.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
78
M A I N T E N A N C E A N D TR O U B L E S H O O T I N G
Power Supply Replacement
Figure 9-1 Fuse Holder
4. Replace the blown fuse with the spare inserting it into the side of the holder with contacts.
5. Re-insert the fuse holder with the new fuse to the right.
6. Replace the power cord and turn on the AC power.
9.3 Power Supply Replacement
9.3.1
Linx 3200
Power off the supply to be replaced. The Linx DVI Switcher may remain on powered by the
second supply.
If one power supply is not installed, its LED on the front panel of the Linx 3200 will
be non-functional and therefore will not display any status.
Note
1. Remove the six 4-40 x 1/4" black Phillips flathead screws which secure the air filter
cover on the front of the unit.
2. Remove the upper foam filter.
3. Loosen the thumb screw which secures the power supply and slide it out.
4. Slide in a replacement supply and tighten the thumb screw.
5. Replace the foam filter.
6. Re-attach the air filter cover with the six screws.
9.3.2
Linx 1600 and Linx 3200S
The Linx 3200S has two, redundant power supplies; one supply may be replaced while the
unit remains powered on. The Linx 1600 has a single power supply. Use the following
procedure to replace a power supply.
1. Remove the power cord of the supply to be replaced.
2. Press the tab to the left and slide out the power supply.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
79
M A I N T E N A N C E A N D TR O U B L E S H O O T I N G
Input and Output Module Replacement
3. Slide in the new supply until it clicks into place.
4. Replace the power cord.
9.4 Input and Output Module Replacement
CAUTION
Power off the Linx DVI Switcher before inserting or removing input and output
modules.
1. Turn off all power supplies.
2. Remove attached cables.
3. Loosen the screws securing the input or output module or blank and remove it.
4. Slide the new module in place being certain that it fully seats or install a blank.
CAUTION
All I/O slots must be occupied or a blank installed before restoring power. Operating
with an open slot will cause the unit to overheat.
5. Tighten the captive screws.
6. Replace cables as required.
7. Power on the system.
9.5 Troubleshooting
Table 9-1 Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
Symptom
Action
Check that the power cords are correctly connected to
the Linx DVI Switcher and to an AC power sources
and that the power switch is in the ON position.
Power
Telnet
No AC power.
If the power supply encounters a short or excessive
load, it will shut down. Power the Linx DVI Switcher
off, correct the short or remove the excess load, and
power it on again.
Invalid password.
Correct password is RGB; this must be upper case.
User name and password entered but
connection to host is lost.
Cannot connect to host.
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
8000 must be entered following the IP address in the
Telnet command.
Example: telnet 192.168.34.70 8000
Check that the PC has a static IP address compatible
with the Linx DVI Switcher and network.
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
80
M A I N T E N A N C E A N D TR O U B L E S H O O T I N G
Troubleshooting
Table 9-1 Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
Symptom
Action
Output has been disabled. Use OUTputENable to
display or change an output status.
No output present.
Output
The display is not capable of the resolution sent to it.
Set the output display mode to pass-through and the
EDID mode of the input to dynamic.
When a single input is routed to multiple outputs,
EDID priority may not yield compatible resolution. Set
EDID priority to minimum resolution.
When EDID priority is set to lowest output number, the
output with the most universal EDID should be
connected to the lowest output port.
If the EDID works for some displays, try setting the
display mode to emulate for all the outputs in the
group.
The source has stopped sending a signal. Check that
the input status box at the bottom of the WCP routing
window is green or use the INputSTATus command.
Noise or snow
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
The display device is not HDCP compliant and the
source is.
The HDCP source cannot support the number of
connected display devices.
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
81
CHAPTER
10
C O N TA C T
INFORMATION
RGB Spectrum can be reached by phone, fax, mail and e-mail as listed below:
■ RGB Spectrum
950 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
■
■
■
■
■
Phone: 510-814-7000
Fax: 510-814-7026
E-Mail (technical support): support@rgb.com
E-Mail (sales and product information): sales@rgb.com
Website: www.rgb.com
350-10035-01 v4.1.1
Linx DVI Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
82