Xtensys User Station Installation and Operations Manual

Xtensys User Station
Installation and Operations
Manual
XTR-11 / XTR-12 / XTR-14
10707 Stancliff Road
Houston, Texas 77099
800-333-9343
www.rose.com
LIMITED WARRANTY
Rose Electronics warrants Xtensys™ User Stations to be in good working order for one year
from the date of purchase from Rose Electronics or an authorized dealer. Should this product
fail to be in good working order at any time during this one-year warranty period, Rose
Electronics will, at its option, repair or replace the Unit as set forth below. Repair parts and
replacement units will be either reconditioned or new. All replaced parts become the property of
Rose Electronics. This limited warranty does not include service to repair damage to the Unit
resulting from accident, disaster, abuse, or unauthorized modification of the Unit, including
static discharge and power surges.
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no circumstances will a unit be accepted without a return authorization number. Contact an
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Printed In the United States of America  Revision 1.4
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents
Page #
Disclaimer ....................................................................................................... 1
About this manual ........................................................................................... 1
Introduction ..................................................................................................... 1
Features ...................................................................................................... 2
Security ................................................................................................... 2
Flexibility.................................................................................................. 2
On-screen display technology ................................................................. 2
Installation ............................................................................................... 2
Package contents .................................................................................... 2
System Overview............................................................................................ 3
KVM user station ..................................................................................... 3
KVM Station Keyboard and Mouse ......................................................... 3
KVM Station Video Monitor ..................................................................... 3
Cabling .................................................................................................... 3
Xtensys user station models .......................................................................... 4
User Station Installation ................................................................................. 5
Connecting the KVM station.................................................................... 6
Connecting the User Station to Xtensys Switch...................................... 6
Operating the Xtensys User Stations ............................................................. 7
Switching to a computer – XTR-11 model .................................................. 7
Keyboard switching commands – XTR-11 ................................................. 8
Switching to a computer – XTR-12 / XTR-14 model................................... 9
Safety ........................................................................................................... 10
Safety and EMC Regulatory Statements .................................................. 11
Service Information ...................................................................................... 12
Maintenance and Repair ........................................................................... 12
Technical Support ..................................................................................... 12
Figures
Page #
Figure 1- Typical Installation .......................................................................... 5
Figure 2. XTR-11 Computer select window ................................................... 7
Figure 3. XTR-14 Computer select window ................................................... 9
Appendices
Page #
Appendix A- General Specifications ............................................................. 13
Appendix B- part Numbers and Cables ........................................................ 14
Appendix C. Changing Xtensys Transmitter EDID ....................................... 15
INTRODUCTION
Disclaimer
While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this manual, the
manufacturer assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Neither
does the manufacturer assume any liability for damages resulting from the
use of the information contained herein. The manufacturer reserves the
right to change the specifications, functions, or circuitry of the product at any
time without notice.
The manufacturer cannot accept liability for damages due to misuse of the
product or other circumstances outside the manufacturer’s control. The
manufacturer will not be responsible for any loss, damage, or injury arising
directly or indirectly from the use of this product.
(See limited warranty)
About this manual
This manual covers the installation, configuration, and the operation of the
Xtensys User stations. The Models section describes each of the 6 models
available, their connectors and cabling. The Installation section describes
how the Xtensys User Station interconnects to the Xtensys switch to form a
seamless switching network. The Operations section defines how to operate
the system and all the user features available to make switching and
maintenance simple and easy.
Introduction
The Xtensys user stations are designed to work with all Xtensys product
models. The Xtensys user station connects via CATx cable to one or four
Xtensys switches or PC’s depending on the model. The XTR-11 model
connects to a single Xtensys switch, the XTR-12 model connects to two
Xtensys switches and the XTR-14 model connects to four Xtensys switches.
There is also a video only model available. The XTR-11, XTR-12, and the
XTR-14 models are available with PS/2 or PS/2 and USB Keyboard and
mouse connectors.
The advanced on-screen display (OSD) menus are intuitive and easy to
use. The configuration of the Xtensys switch can be performed from the
XTR-11 user station only.
Reliability, security, flash memory technology, versatility, and other
advanced technological features ensure the Xtensys CAT5 KVM Switch
System will streamline your data center or server room, simplify the
maintenance, access and updating of your systems, and easily expand as
your system demands increase.
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Features
Security

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
Unique configuration password for persons authorized to perform
configuration maintenance.
User names and passwords allow controlled access to computers with
sensitive information,
system data, or restricted applications
Computers can be assigned to a unique group, allowing authorized
access only
Flexibility

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Extend the distance from the PC to the User stations up to 1,000 feet
using industry standard CATx cabling
All connections are made easy by using CATx cabling
Switching to computers can be done by keyboard commands or a
convenient on-screen list of computers
Multi-language capabilities
On-screen display technology


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The Xtensys user station video pops-up over the computer application
display or is automatically generated
Easy to use menus guide you through the configuration process
The connection status for all computers can be displayed
Installation

The basic installation of the Xtensys user station consists of:
 Connecting the user stations to the Xtensys KVM ports via CATx
cable
 Connect a local KVM station directly to the Xtensys user station
Package contents


Power cable
Serial cable
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SYSTEM OVERVIEW
System Overview
The Xtensys user station is designed with the latest in KVM switching
technology. From the Xtensys user station, you have access to all the
computers, servers, and serial devices that are connected to the Xtensys
switch.
The Xtensys user station’s design makes the unit easy to install, and
maintain. The complete system consists of the Xtensys switch, one or more
user stations, CATx transmitters as required for each connected computer,
and the computers, servers, and serial devices that will be connected.
KVM user station
A KVM user station, consisting of a Keyboard, Video monitor, and Mouse,
connects directly to the corresponding connectors on the rear panel of the
Xtensys user station. A KVM station can also be connected directly to the
Xtensys switch for local access to all connected equipment.
KVM Station Keyboard and Mouse
The keyboard and mouse that is connected to the user stations or local
console are PS/2 or USB (depending on the model).
KVM Station Video Monitor
The KVM user station’s video monitor should be capable of supporting the
resolution, frequency, and sync type being sent by computers connected to
the Xtensys switch. It is recommended that the KVM monitor be a multisync monitor capable of resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz or better.
Cabling
KVM user is easily connected to the Xtensys switch with industry standard
CATx cables. Cables are usually purchased along with the Xtensys to
provide quick, trouble-free installation. Provide adequate strain relief for the
CATx cables to relieve excess tension on the connectors.
Avoid routing cables close to fluorescent lights, air compressors, high
voltage power sources and machinery that may create electrical
noise or interference with the operation of the Xtensys switch.
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MODELS
Xtensys user station models
Indicators
Power
Status
Front View
Connectors
1-RJ45
2-PS/2
2-USB (Optional)
1-RS232
1-Power
Rear View XTR-11-U
Connectors
2-RJ45
2-PS/2
2-USB (Optional)
1-RS232
1-Power
Rear View XTR-12-U
Connectors
4-RJ45
2-PS/2
2-USB (Optional)
1-RS232
1-Power
Rear View XTR-14-U
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INSTALLATION
User Station Installation
The flexibility of the Xtensys system enables it to configure to almost any
system environment.
The User Station is available with one local KVM Station connectors and
1, 2, or 4 RJ45 link ports.
The Switch is available with one local KVM station connectors, 0, 2, 4, 8, or
16 remote KVM connections, and 8, 16, 32, 48, or 64 RJ45 CPU ports.
All connections from the User Station to the Switch and from the Switch to
the computers, servers, and serial devices use CATx cabling.
The total CATx cable length from the User Station to the Switch and from
the Switch to the connected computers is 1,000 feet max.
Figure 1 shows a typical installation of the XTR-11 user station. The
XTR-14 user station can connect via CATx cable to four Xtensys switches.
Using simple keyboard commands or the on-screen list, you can easily
switch the user station to any of the computers connected to the Xtensys
switches.
Up to a total of 1,000 ft. of
CATx cable
Xtensys switch
Xtensys User
station
Figure 1- Typical Installation
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Connecting the KVM
station
User Station
The KVM station connects directly
to the Xtensys User Station. The
KVM stations keyboard, monitor,
and mouse cables connect directly
to the corresponding connectors
on the User station.
.
KVM Station
Connecting
the User
Station to
Xtensys
Switch
The user stations
connect directly to
the Xtensys Switch
using industry
standard CATx
cable. Depending
on the User Station
and Switch model
used, up to 4
different Xtensys
Switches can be
connected to a
single User Station.
Xtensys Switch
Xtensys User
CATx cable connects to one or
four Xtensys switches depending
on the model
All models install basically in the same manor.
Connect a CATx cable from the User station to
the KVM input port on an Xtensys switch.
The XTR-11 connects to 1 Xtensys switch
The XTR-12 connects to 2 Xtensys switches
The XTR-14 connects to 4 Xtensys switches
Refer to the Xtensys switch users manual for the complete system
installation procedure.
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OPERATION
Operating the Xtensys User Stations
Switching to a computer – XTR-11 model
There are two methods of switching a user station to a computer connected
to an Xtensys switch. You can use the OSD list of connected computers or
simple keyboard commands. To display the OSD list of computers using
the KVM station connected to the XTR-11 model, press and release the left
Ctrl key then the Esc key. The window shown in figure 2 will display.
Note: The computer select window is different for the XTR-14 model.
Figure 2. XTR-11 Computer select window
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The computer select window is a dynamic window that will automatically
adjust to the number of computer ports that are on the Xtensys switch that
the user station is connected to. The left column lists the computer port
number on the Xtensys switch. The middle column is the connected
computer’s name and the right column displays a green indicator if that
computer is connected and powered on or a red indicator if there is no
computer or the computer is not powered on. Use the page up and down
keys to scroll to more computers. Select the computer to switch to and press
enter and that computer will be connected to the user station and have full
keyboard and mouse control if authorized.
Keyboard switching commands – XTR-11
Switching to a computer that is connected to an Xtensys switch using simple
keyboard commands is performed by pressing and releasing the left Ctrl key
and, within 2 seconds, enter the computer port to switch to and then press
Enter.
Example: To switch to computer port #19 on the connected Xtensys switch,
press and release the left Ctrl key, type in 19, and press Enter.
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Switching to a computer – XTR-12 / XTR-14 model
To display the OSD list of computers using the KVM station connected to
the XTR-14 model, press and release the left Ctrl key then the Esc key. The
window shown in figure 3 will display.
Note: The computer select window is different for the XTR-11 model.
Figure 3. XTR-14 Computer select window
The left column has two rows of numbers (01-01). The left number is the
computer port number on the Xtensys switch. The right number is the RJ45
port on the user station (the right port is #1, left port is #2 or #4)
Scrolling down will display the additional computers.
Example: To connect to computer port #12 on Xtensys #2, display the
computer select window (Left Ctrl + Esc). Scroll down until the display
shows 12-02. Highlight this line, press enter and the user station will
connect to Xtensys #2, computer port #12.
NOTE:
Configuration of the Xtensys switch can be performed from the XTR-11 user
station only.
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SAFETY
Safety
This Xtensys user station has been tested for conformance to safety
regulations and requirements, and has been certified for international use.
Like all electronic equipment, the Xtensys switch should be used with care.
To protect yourself from possible injury and to minimize the risk of damage
to this Unit, read and follow these safety instructions.
 Follow all instructions and warnings marked on this Unit.
 Except where explained in this manual, do not attempt to service this
Unit yourself.
 Do not use this Unit near water.
 Assure that the placement of this Unit is on a stable surface or rack
mounted.
 Provide proper ventilation and air circulation.
 Keep power cord and connection cables clear of obstructions that might
cause damage to them.
 Use only power cords, power transformer and connection cables
designed for this Unit.
 Use only a grounded (three-wire) electrical outlet.
 Keep objects that might damage this Unit and liquids that may spill,
clear from this Unit. Liquids and foreign objects might come in contact
with voltage points that could create a risk of fire or electrical shock.
 Operate this Unit only when the cover is in place.
 Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners to clean this Unit. Always unplug
this Unit from its electrical outlet before cleaning.
 Unplug this Unit from the electrical outlet and refer servicing to a
qualified service center if any of the following conditions occur:
 The power cord or connection cables are damaged or frayed.
 The Unit has been exposed to any liquids.
 The Unit does not operate normally when all operating instructions
have been followed.
 The Unit has been dropped or the case has been damaged.
 The Unit exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need
for service.
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Safety and EMC Regulatory Statements
Safety Information
Documentation reference symbol. If the product is marked
with this symbol, refer to the product documentation to get
more information about the product.
WARNING
CAUTION
A WARNING in the manual denotes a hazard that can
cause injury or death.
A CAUTION in the manual denotes a hazard that
can damage equipment.
Do not proceed beyond a WARNING or CAUTION notice until you have
understood the hazardous conditions and have taken appropriate steps.
Grounding
These are Safety Class I products and have protective earthing terminals.
There must be an un-interruptible safety earth ground from the main power
source to the product’s input wiring terminals, power cord, or supplied power
cord set. Whenever it is likely that the protection has been impaired,
disconnect the power cord until the ground has been restored.
Servicing
There are no user-serviceable parts inside these products. Only servicetrained personnel must perform any servicing, maintenance, or repair.
The user may adjust only items mentioned in this manual.
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SERVICE AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Service Information
Maintenance and Repair
This Unit does not contain any internal user-serviceable parts. In the event
a Unit needs repair or maintenance, you must first obtain a Return
Authorization (RA) number from Rose Electronics or an authorized repair
center. This Return Authorization number must appear on the outside of the
shipping container. See Limited Warranty for more information.
When returning a Unit, it should be double-packed in the original container
or equivalent, insured and shipped to:
Rose Electronics
Attn: RA__________
10707 Stancliff Road
Houston, Texas 77099 USA
Technical Support
If you are experiencing problems, or need assistance in setting up,
configuring or operating your product, consult the appropriate sections of
this manual. If, however, you require additional information or assistance,
please contact the Rose Electronics Technical Support Department at:
Phone: (281) 933-7673
E-Mail: TechSupport@rose.com
Web: www.rose.com
Technical Support hours are from: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CST (USA), Monday
through Friday.
Please report any malfunctions in the operation of this Unit or any
discrepancies in this manual to the Rose Electronics Technical Support
Department.
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APPENDICES
Appendix A- General Specifications
Dimensions
(All models)
8.75 W x 5.62 D x 1.72 H (in)
22.3 W x 14.4 D x 4.37 H (cm)
(User station) 2.0 – 3.0 lbs / 0.9 – 1.4 kg
100 – 240 VAC In / 5.0VDC, 5.0A Out adapter
1920 x 1440 @ 75Hz
32 – 122° F / 0 – 50° C, 0% – 80% non-condensing
Weight
Power
Resolution
Environmental
relative humidity
Connectors
Power:
CPU:
User Station:
Local KVM:
Chassis
Indicators
Switches
Standard receptacle
RJ45
RJ45
(2) MD6, HD15, USB
Metal
Power / Status
IEC 320 Power
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Appendix B- part Numbers and Cables
XTR-11
CATx, VGA, PS2, 1 RJ45 connection
XTR-11-U
CATx, VGA, USB/PS2, 1 RJ45 connection
XTR-12
CATx, VGA, PS2, 2 RJ45 connection
XTR-12-U
CATx, VGA, USB/PS2, 2 RJ45 connection
XTR-14
CATx, VGA, PS2, 4 RJ45 connections
XTR-14-U
CATx, VGA, USB/PS2, 4 RJ45 connections
XTR-MP
CATx, VGA, Video only, 1 RJ45 connection,
XTR-MU
CATx, VGA, Video only, 1 RJ45 connection
TFR-05D500FSUB-2.1 Universal Power Adapter (110-240 VAC to 5VDC, 5A)
XTR-FD
EDID programmer
CAB-08C5UTP
CAT5 UTP cable (RJ45)
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Appendix C. Changing Xtensys Transmitter EDID
Displays of varying capability may be concurrently connected in an Xtensys
system, so the EDID of remote displays is not automatically provided to
Xtensys transmitters. The default XTT EDID specifies a preferred (native)
resolution of 1280x1024@60Hz. Some video drivers will not allow
resolutions beyond the reported native resolution. If the video resolutions
obtainable with the default EDID are not satisfactory, the default EDID can
be replaced with the EDID of a user's display, using an XTR-FD EDID
programmer.
1. Directly connect a non-powered Xtensys XTR-FD to the powered
display's VGA connector.
2. Apply power to the XTR-FD. The EDID of the connected display is
acquired by the programmer at power up and saved.
3. Connect a CATx cable between the powered XTR-FD and a
powered XTT Transmitter. The current XTR-FD EDID is transmitted
to the XTT when the link is established.
4. It is not necessary to repeat steps 1 and 2 if the same display EDID
is to be supplied to other XTT transmitters,. Simply connect the
powered XTR-FD by CATx cable to a powered XTT, and the current
EDID will be received and saved by the XTT.
5. It may be necessary to restart the computer at which the XTT is
connected, since some video equipment only acquire the EDID
during the boot process.
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