MULTI-TASKER™
MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0371-001
MT107-203
8 INPUTS, CAT5, SINGLE CHANNEL
FOR MULTI-TASKER™
MATRIX SWITCHER
USER’S GUIDE
MULTI-TASKER™
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS ..............2
GENERAL..........................................................2
INSTALLATION .................................................2
CLEANING.........................................................2
FCC / CE NOTICE..............................................2
ABOUT YOUR MT107-203...................................3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS...........................3
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ..................................4
APPLICATION DIAGRAM ....................................5
DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL CONFIGURATION ........5
DIAGRAM 2 INTERNAL VIEW ..........................6
INSTALLING YOUR MT107-203 ..........................7
OPERATION ........................................................7
RS-232 CONTROL.............................................7
DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS .......................7
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE .............................7
NO DISPLAY......................................................7
ALTINEX POLICY ................................................8
LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY ..........8
CONTACT INFORMATION ................................8
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MULTI-TASKER™
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
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Please read this manual carefully before using your
MT107-203. Keep this manual handy for future
reference. These safety instructions are to ensure
the long life of your MT107-203 and to prevent fire
and shock hazard. Please read them carefully and
heed all warnings.
1.1 GENERAL
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Qualified ALTINEX service personnel, or their
authorized representatives must perform all
service.
1.2 INSTALLATION
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To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this unit
to rain or moisture. Do not place the MT107-203
in direct sunlight, near heaters or heat radiating
appliances, or near any liquid. Exposure to
direct sunlight, smoke, or steam can harm
internal components.
Handle the MT107-203 carefully. Dropping or
jarring can damage the card.
Do not pull the cables that are attached to the
MT107-203.
Insert the card carefully into the slots of the
Multi-Tasker™ without bending any edges.
1.3 CLEANING
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Clean only the connector area with a dry cloth.
Never use strong detergents or solvents, such
as alcohol or thinner. Do not use a wet cloth or
water to clean the card. Do not clean or touch
any component or PCB.
1.4 FCC / CE NOTICE
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This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation
of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference
at his own expense.
Any changes or modifications to the unit not
expressly approved by ALTINEX, Inc. could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
MULTI-TASKER™
ABOUT YOUR MT107-203
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
MT107-203
FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
GENERAL
Inputs
Input Connectors
Compatibility
8 INPUTS, CAT-5, SINGLE CHANNEL
The MT107-203 is an 8 CAT-5 Input expansion
card for use with the MT107-100 64X64 Matrix
Engine. The MT107-203 is capable of receiving
Altinex CAT-5/6 Twisted Pair Standard signals.
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MT107-203
8
8 RJ-45 Female
Altinex CAT-5/6
Twisted Pair Standard
VGA through UXGA, C-Video,
Signal resolution
S-Video, Stereo Audio
Table 1. MT107-203 General
Signal types
Each MT107-203 connects to the Input Connector
on the MT107-100 Matrix Engine. Up to 7
MT107-203's may be connected to the Engine.
Each card is connected with the Engine via
specially provided, high bandwidth video cables.
MECHANICAL
MT107-203
Enclosure Slots Required
1 Slot per Card
Weight
0.4 lb (0.2 kg)
Connector Panel
Black Anodized
T° Operating
10°C-50°C
T° Maximum
75°C
Humidity
90% non-condensing
MTBF (calc.)
38,000 hrs
Table 2. MT107-203 Mechanical
As part of the MT107-100 Matrix Engine, the
MT107-203 has built-in special features. Signal
detection circuitry allows the user to determine the
presence of an input signal on any channel.
Video Input signals are buffered to the matrix
system through high bandwidth differential
receivers.
Altinex's software and hardware allow for the
switching of any input to output combination and
prevents illegal switching combinations that may
damage components.
ELECTRICAL
Input
CAT-5/6 Twisted Pair
MT107-203
Video/Sync/Audio Signals
Altinex Standard
1.5V p-p max.
Analog Signal Level
Output
Bus output to Matrix
0dB Gain
Engine
Bandwidth
Bandwidth
300 MHz @ -3dB
Table 3. MT107-203 Electrical
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
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MULTI-TASKER™
APPLICATION DIAGRAM
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DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL CONFIGURATION
MT107-203
MT107-203
IN2
P
IN4
IN3
8
MS
4T
70
8
MS
4T
70
P
IN6
T
IN8
IN7
1
DA
0C
93
IN5
POWER
1
DA
5
0C
93
T
1 TP
INPUT
MULTI-TASKER™
DIAGRAM 2 INTERNAL VIEW
MT107-203, 8 CAT-5/6 INPUTS, SINGLE CHANNEL
POWER
IN1
OUT1
IN2
OUT2
IN3
OUT3
IN4
OUT4
OUTPUT
40P
IDC
CAT5
RJ45
IN5
OUT5
IN6
OUT6
IN7
OUT7
IN8
OUT8
SIGNAL
DETECT
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MULTI-TASKER™
INSTALLING YOUR MT107-203
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OPERATION
Step 1. Locate the MT107-100 currently installed
in the Multi-Tasker™. Ensure there are
enough empty slots in the enclosure to
allow for the one or more MT107-203's to
be installed.
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7.1 RS-232 CONTROL
The MT107-203 has many advanced remote
control capabilities when used in the
Multi-Tasker™ Enclosure as part of an
MT107-100 Matrix Switcher. These capabilities
are accessible through standard RS-232
communication. The actual controlling can be
accomplished through a computer control
system or any other device capable of sending
RS-232 commands.
Step 2. Route the ribbon cables through the notch
in the add-on boards and connect to the
MT107-100 base assembly using special
high bandwidth cables provided with the
Engine.
Make sure that the cable
connector is secured in the socket of the
input connector card.
7.2 DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS
Step 3. Carefully, slide the MT107-203 into a slot
in the Multi-Tasker™ Enclosure.
Please, see the MT107-100 User's Guide for a
full listing of commands available for the
MT107-203 as part of a Multi-Tasker™ Matrix
Switcher.
Step 4. Secure each card by tightening the
retainer screws at the top and bottom of
each card.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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We have carefully tested and have found no
problems in the supplied MT107-203. However, we
would like to offer suggestions for the following:
8.1 NO DISPLAY
Cause 1:
The source has a problem.
Solution:
Check the source and make sure
that there is a signal present and all
source connections are correct. If
the source is working and there is
still no display, see Cause 2.
Cause 2:
The input signal is not detected.
Solution 1: In MTSetup™, or other control
software, send the [SDI] command.
This command is detailed in the
MT107-100's User Guide. Verify a
signal is detected for the input
number in question. If a signal is not
detected, see Solution 2.
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Solution 2: Verify the MT107-203 is connected
to the MT107-100 and that the cable
is in good condition. If a signal is
detected, see Cause 3. If there is no
signal detected, please, call Altinex
at (714) 990-2300.
Cause 3:
The path is not selected.
Solution:
Make sure the input to output path is
correctly selected.
ALTINEX POLICY
9.1 LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICY
Please
see
the
Altinex
website
at
www.altinex.com for details on warranty and
return policy.
9.2 CONTACT INFORMATION
ALTINEX, INC
For example, Input 17 is connected
to Output 1 in the matrix engine.
Physically, the source signal is
connected to Input 17 and the
display cable is connected to
Output 1. See RS-232 accessible
commands in Section 7 of the
MT100-107's
User
Guide for
command details.
If no display
Cause 4.
is
present,
592 Apollo street
Brea, CA 92821 USA
TEL: 714 990-2300
TOLL FREE: 1-800-ALTINEX
WEB: www.altinex.com
E-MAIL: solutions@altinex.com
see
Cause 4:
Cable connections are incorrect.
Solution:
Make sure that cables are properly
connected. Also, make sure that the
continuity and wiring are good. If
there is still no display present, see
Cause 5.
Cause 5:
The display has a problem.
Solution:
Make sure the display has power
and is turned ON. If there is still no
display, please call Altinex at
(714) 990-2300.
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