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Document: HSW44C_manual.pdf
930-5026-01
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
We manufacture:
HSW44C
4x4 HDMI Matrix Switch
with CAT5 Output
SAFETEY & NOTICE
The HSW44C 4x4 HDMI Matrix Switch with CAT5 Output has been
tested for conformance to safety regulations and requirements,
and has been certified for international use. However, like all
electronic equipments, the HSW44C should be used with care.
Please read and follow the safety instructions to protect yourself
from possible injury and to minimize the risk of damage to the unit.
• Follow all instructions and warnings marked on this unit.
• Do not attempt to service this unit yourself, except where
explained in this manual.
• Provide proper ventilation and air circulation and do not
use near water.
• Keep objects that might damage the device and assure
that the placement of this unit is on a stable surface.
• Use only the power adapter and power cords and
connection cables designed for this unit.
• Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners to clean this unit.
Always unplug the power to the device before cleaning.
NOTICE
1. If the DVI or HDMI device requires the EDID information, please use
EDID Reader/Writer to retrieve and provide DVI/HDMI EDID information.
2. All HDMI over CAT5 transmission distances are measured using Belden
1583A CAT5e 125MHz LAN cable and ASTRODESIGN Video Signal
Generator VG-859C.
3. The transmission length is largely affected by the type of LAN cables,
the type of HDMI sources, and the type of HDMI display. The testing
result shows solid LAN cables (usually in bulk cable 300m/1000ft form)
can transmit a lot longer signals than stranded LAN cables (usually in
patch cord form). Shielded STP cables are better suit than unshielded
UTP cables. A solid UTP CAT5e cable shows longer transmission length
than stranded STP CAT6 cable. For long extension users, solid LAN
cables are your only choice.
4. EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) for LAN cables is recommended for
better performance.
5. To reduce the interference among the unshielded twisted pairs of wires
in LAN cable, you can use shielded LAN cables to improve EMI problems,
which is worsen in long transmission.
6. Because the quality of the LAN cables has the major effects in how
long transmission distance will be made and how good is the received
display, the actual transmission length is subject to your LAN cables.
For resolution greater than 1080i or 1280x1024, a CAT6 cable is
recommended.
7. If your HDMI display has multiple HDMI inputs, it is found that the first
HDMI input [HDMI input #1] generally can produce better transmission
performance among all HDMI inputs.
8. The HSMR has been tested extensively and found that it doesn’t
require external power supply. If in rare situation you find it cannot work
with the HSW44C, please use any +5V power adapter to plug in the
power jack and see if it can work. If not, please contact your technical
support for further service.
9. Additional IR remote controls and IR blaster cables can be purchased
as optional accessories to control the HDMI sources located separately.
Performance Guide for HDMI over LAN Cable Transmission
Performance rating
Wiring
Solid
Stranded
Shielding
Unshielded (UTP)
Type of LAN cable
CAT5
CAT5e
CAT6
Shielded (STP)
Unshielded (UTP)
Shielded (STP)
Termination
Please use EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) at any time
6. In the pop-up window, please select the [File Format] to Binary.
7. Please make sure your PC has direct connection to the RS-232 port
of the HSW44C, as shown in the picture (left), that in [Communication
Setting] the onlne status should be “Wait to connect”. If the RS-232
connection is not firmly established, you will see the online status is
“Disconnect.” If so, please check the RS-232 connection until the online
status becomes “Wait to Connect.”
INTRODUCTION
The HSW44C 4x4 HDMI Matrix Switch with CAT5 Output provides the most
flexible and cost effective solution in the market to route high definition
video sources plus multi-channel (up to 7.1-channel) digital audio from any
of the four HDMI sources to the remote displays at the same time. Through
low cost CAT5/5e/6 LAN cables, not only high quality video and audio can
be transmitted to the display sites, but also users can switch among 4 HDMI
sources using the push button or remote control. With single power design
at the source site, each remote module is easily installed without power
supply. Furthermore, the built-in IR extension function makes users at display
site access the DVD player, PS3 or any HDMI equipped devices directly!
4x HDMI Source
Two LAN cables
PS3
HDMI cable
HSMR
4x HDTV
IR receiver
8. Please turn on the HSW44C. The firmware update process will
automatically initiate. If nothing happens, please turn off and turn
on the HSW44C again to initiate the automatic firmware update.
9. The firmware update process is successful if you see the [Information]
window pops up to inform you that the process is complete. If you see
the [Error] window pops up, please turn off the HSW44C and turn it on
again. If necessary, please redo the whole sequences 1-9.
Blu- ray Disc Player
IR controller
HSMR
TiVo
HSMR
HDMI Camera
HSMR
10. The message “Program: OK!” means the firmware update process is
successful. If you see the [Error] window pops up after the message
[Program: OK!], please ignore it.
11. Turn off HSW44C. Set DIP location of [SW Main] at Pin#1-OFF( ),
Pin#2-OFF( ), Pin#3-ON( ), & Pin#4-OFF( ).
12. Turn the HSW44C back on and return to normal operation.
FEATURES
FIRMWARE UPDATE
• State-of-the-art Silicon Image (Founder of HDMI) chipset embedded
for upmost compatibility and reliability
• HDMI 1.2a/1.3c* compliant
*HDMI 1.2a for HSW44C v1.2
• HDCP compliant
• Allows any source to be displayed on multiple displays at the same time
• Allows any HDMI display to view any HDMI source at any time
• Supports 7.1 channel digital audio
• Supports default HDMI EDID and learns the EDID of displays
Warning!
There could be unexpected consequences resulted
from inappropriate firmware update operation.
Please do it with caution.
1. Please unzip the Matrix_Firmware_Update.zip into your designated
folder.
2. Please turn off the power of the HSW44C and set DIP location of
[SW Main] at Pin#1-ON( ), Pin#2-ON( ), Pin#3-OFF( ),
& Pin#4-OFF( ).
• The matrix master can switch every output channels to any HDMI
inputs by push-in button, IR remote control, or RS-232 control
3. Please execute the file Matrix_Firmware_Update.exe
• Allows controlling local HDMI sources such as DVD and TiVo by IR
extender through control path at remote receiver
4. In the pop-up window, at [Select Chip], please select W78E365.
• Allows control of main matrix center through control line at remote
receiver
• Extends video signal up to 115 feet (35m) over CAT5e at 1080p
• Easy installation with rack-mounting and wall-mounting designs for
master and receiver respectively
Specifications & Package Contents
Role of usage
HDMI compliance
HDCP compliance
Video bandwidth
Video s upport
Audio support
Transmission
Equalization
I nput TMDS s ignal
I nput DDC s ignal
ESD protection
/
HSW44C
4x4 matrix switch & transmitter [TX]
HSMR
Receiver [RX]
HDMI 1.2a
1
] – HDMI 1.3c
Yes
Single-link 165MHz [4.95Gbps]
– Single-link 340MHz [6.75Gbps]
480i / 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p60
Surround sound (up to 7.1ch) or stereo digital audio
Full HD (1080p): 115ft (35m) [CAT5e] / 130ft (40m) [CAT6]
HD (720p/1080i): 165ft (50m) [CAT5e] / 180ft (55m) [CAT6]
N/A
8-level digital control
1. 2 Volts [ peak-to-peak]
5 Volts [ peak-to-peak, TTL]
[1] Human body model— ±15kV [air-gap discharge] & ±8kV [contact discharge]
[2] Core chipset — ±8kV
5. In the pop-up window, at [Select File], please choose the BIN file in
the designated folder, as shown in the picture.
PCB stack-up
RS-232 COMMANDS
Input
RS-232 Transmission Format
Baud rate: 9600
Data bit: 8
Parity: None
Output
Set Command
Command Code
Data
Chec k S UM
0x08 0x4d 0x41 0x51 0x44 0x05 *0x01~0xff0x31~0x2f
0x0c 0x4d 0x41 0x51 0x44
0x0c+…+port4
Device_Id 0x02 port1 port2 port3 port4
Response
ACK
0xaa
0xaa
Description
SET
SET MA-5144 Device ID
Set MA-5144Source
Mapping of Output Port
Status Command
Command Code
Data
0x05 0x4d 0x4f 0x44
esponse
Check
SUM
0xe5
0x07 0x4d 0x41 0x53 0x57
0x43
0x04
0x08 0x4d 0x41 0x51 0x44
0x2e~0x2c
*0x01~0xFF 0x01
0x08 0x4d 0x41 0x51 0x44
0x30~0x2e
*0x01~0xFF 0x04
Get Status
0xaa 0x06 0x4d 0x41
0x51 0x44
0xaa 0x3 0x01~0xff
Description
Check SUM
0x29
0x04~0x02
Status
Get Device Type
(MA-5144)
Get Device ID
0xaa 0x06 port1 port2 0x06+
Get Source Mapping of
port3 port4
port1~port4 Output Port
0xaa 0x08 0x56 0x33
0x81
Software Version V.3.01a
0x2e 0x30 0x31 0x61
Check sum:
Check sum = (Data value sum)%256 The check sum of response is not
included 0xaa.
0x01 ~ 0xFF:
This data is device ID. The Device ID saved in the device, if the device
ID of the controlled device is 0xff , the device will ignore its own ID and
carry out the commands.
HDMI Input selection
HDMI source control
IR remote control
HDMI connector
RJ-45 connector
RS-232 connector
3.5mm connector
DIP switch
[for MA-5144 only]
c a ca
Hous ing
Model
Dimensions
Package
(L x W x H)
Carton
Model
Weight
Package
Fixedness
Power s upply
Power consumption
Operation temperature
Storage temperature
R elative humidity
ac
o
4-layer board [impedance control — differential 100
Ω; single 50Ω]
1x RJ-45 TMDS
4x HDMI
1x RJ-45 DDC
1x RS-232
1x IR socket for IR receiver
4x RJ-45 TMDS
4x RJ-45 DDC
1x HDMI
5x IR socket for IR emitter
Push button / IR remote / RS-232
Push button / IR remote
Controllable through IR control path from IR receiver at receiver sites
Electro-optical characteristics:τ = 25° / Carrier frequency: 38kHz
Type A [19-pin female]
WE/SS 8P8C with 2 LED indicators [TMDS & DDC channels]
DE-9 [9-pin D-sub female]
Earphone jack for IR emitter cable
Earphone jack for IR receiver cable
[IR Main] All sources IR control
[IR] Receives IR control
[IR1~IR4] Individual channel IR control
[SW1~SW4] 2-pin for EDID, audio mode & safe mode
[SW Main] 4-pin operation mode & firmware update
HSW44C
HSMR
Metal case
1’1.4”x4.3”x1.7” [340 x 110 x 44mm]
3.3”x3.5”x1” [85 x 90 x 25mm]
1’9.5”x9.1”x4.3” [545 x 230 x 110mm]
1’10. 5” x1’10. 9” x10. 2” [570 x 580 x 260mm]
2.7 lbs [1220g]
6.3 oz [180g]
7. 0 lbs [3.2 kg]
1U rack-mount with ears
Wall-mount with screws
Wall hanging holes
5V 6A DC
Not necessarily required
20 Watts [max]
1 Watt [max] (provided by HSW44C)
0~40°C [32~104°F]
-20~60°C [-4~140°F]
20~90% R H [ no condens ation]
1x HSW44C
4x HSMR
1x IR emitter cable2
4x IR receiver cable
2x Rack-mounting ears
8x Wall-mounting screws
1x 5V 6A power adapter
1x IR remote
1x User Manual
1. The HSMR has been tested extensively and found that it doesn’t
require external power supply. If in rare situation you find it cannot
work with the HSW44C, please use any +5V power adapter to plug in
the power jack and see if it can work. If not, please contact your
technical support for further service.
2. Additional IR remote control and IR emitter cable can be purchased
as optional accessories to control the HDMI sources located
separately.
2. Open: Open the COM port after scan to establish the connection
between PC and the matrix.
PANEL DESCRIPTIONS
3. Close: Release the COM port after scan.
4. Quick Setup Buttons: Provide the fast setup between inputs and
outputs of the matrix. “Default” button makes input 1, 2, 3, 4 mapped
to output 1, 2, 3, 4 respectively. “Channel 1” makes all outputs see
input-1, same for the remaining buttons.
5
6
5
1. Power: Power indicator LED
2. IR: IR receiver
3. Input: Input source indicator LED
4. HP1–HP4: Connection status indicator LED for each output
channel
5. Port1–Port4: Input source channels mapping LED for each
output channel
6. Port1 Select–Port4 Select: Push button for selecting input
channel
5. Output Channel Setup: Click on this button, a quick selection table of
inputs will show up. Users can therefore easily select the input video for
each output.
6. Input Channel Setup: The button will bring up the setup window for the
inputs as below.
A
B
7
1
1
5
7. ON–OFF: Power ON/OFF
8. RS-232: RS-232 control port
9. +5V DC: 5V DC power jack
10. SW Main: DIP switches [see DIP Switch section in p.8]
11. SW1–SW4: DIP switch [see DIP Switch section in p.7]
12. IN1–IN4: HDMI inputs
13. IR1–IR4: IR extender jacks for individual HDMI source control
14. OUT1–OUT4: RJ-45 TMDS/DDC outputs for each output
channel
15. IR Main: IR extender jack for all HDMI source control [default
socket for IR emitter]
C
A. Input Channel: Select the input channel to do bitmap and label
change.
B. Bitmap Path: Select the figure for each channel. Notice that only
pictures in BMP format are supported.
C. Description: Channel description.
RS-232 SERIAL PORT CONTROL
HSMR
Method C: Software Control through RS‐232 Method A: Method A: Push-in Button
1
2
3
4
6
5
5
1. Scan: Push this button will trigger the automatic search over all the
available COM ports (1-255). If the
matrix is detected, the message window below will show up.
Otherwise, an error message shows up to indicate no legal device can
be found. Notice that successful connection is only established if there
exists at least one available COM port.
1. Source LED: Indicate input source
2. IN: Push button for switching input source channel in sequential
order
3. EQ: Adjust the 8-level equalization control for HDMI signals.
0 – 7 = strongest – weakest. It is recommended to switch from
7 to 0 to find the optimal visual experience.
4. HDMI Out: Connect to HDTV with a HDMI cable
5. IR: Plug in IR receiver cable
6. 5V DC power jack [optional*]
7. RJ-45 Input: TMDS channel [connect to TMDS channel of OUT1
to OUT4 on HSW44C]
8. RJ-45 Input: DDC channel [connect to DDC channel of OUT1
to OUT4 on HSW44C]
*The HSMR has been tested extensively and found that it doesn’t require
external power supply. If in rare situation you find it cannot work with the
HSW44C, please use any +5V power adapter to plug in the power jack
and see if it can work. If not, please contact your technical support for
further service.
DIP SWITCH
DISPLAY SIDE
SW1-SW4 for EDID/Audio DIP Switch Position
Video
Method A: Push button
Description
Audio
2
Default Mode - Up to 1080p & stereo audio output for most
HDTVs
OFF [
]
OFF [
]
Up to
1080p
OFF [
]
ON [
]
Up to 720p
/1080i
Stereo
ON [
]
OFF [
]
Bypass4
Bypass4
5
EDID Learning Mode - for learning from the display while
playing any received HDMI audio format
ON [
]
ON [
]
Bypass
Stereo
5
EDID Learning & Stereo Mode - for learning EDID from the
display while enforcing stereo output if any HDTV cannot
play surround sound normally
Stereo
1
Safe Mode3 - Enforce the system output at 720p/1080i video
and stereo audio for basic compatibility among HDTVs
Note
1. If the HDTV shows video but without audio, please try to set audio mode to
stereo.
2. Factory default of SW1-SW4: Pin#1-OFF [ ] & Pin#2- OFF [ ] for 1080p with stereo.
3. If you encounter any unsolved audio/video output problem during system
installation, please turn any SW1-SW4 to Pin#1-OFF[ ] & Pin#1-ON[ ], for safe
mode to enforce the most compatible 720p stereo output for system check.
However, the safe mode cannot be initiated if your HDMI source is set to
enforce 1080p output. In this case, please reconfigure your HDMI source to all
resolution output for troubleshooting.
4. Bypass means the matrix will maintain playing the original format of HDMI
signals in video and perhaps audio. By setting at this mode, the users may
encounter compatibility issue among different kinds of HDMI sources and
displays. If you cannot get the audio and/or video output normally at the
system installation, please change the DIP switch setting to default mode or
even safe mode to verify thefunctionality of the device.
5. Set Pin#1 at ON[ ] first then connect the HDMI Input to HDTV through a HDMI
cable. Wait for 20 seconds. The EDID learning procedure will be finished. If you
want to learn the EDID from another HDTV, you must set Pin#1 at OFF[ ] first
and repeat this procedure.
Dip Switch Position
Normal Operation Mode
Firmware Update Mode7
Pin#1
6
Pin#2
Pin#3
Push the switch buttons of respective output channels then the
output channel will switch from HDMI source 1 to source 4 in
sequential order, and wait a few seconds for audio/video of
next channel coming out after the channel switch command is
sent.
Method B1: IR remote control for switching input channels Channel select switch must be set to zero.
a. Press Power on button to enable
IR control function.
Note:
If HSMR receives the IR command, the
LED will flash. If not, try it again.
b. Press hot key for input source:
F1
F2
F3
F4
HDMI source #1
HDMI source #2
HDMI source #3
HDMI source #4
Pin#4
OFF [
]
OFF [
]
ON [
]
OFF [
ON [
]
ON [
]
OFF [
]
OFF [ ]
]
Note
6. Factory default for SW Main: Pin#1-OFF [ ], Pin#2-OFF[ ], Pin#3-ON [ ],
Pin#4-OFF[ ]. PLEASE MAINTAIN THIS SETTING AT ANYTIME FOR REGULAR USE!
7. Sequence for firmware update
[1] Power off the HSW44C.
[2] Set the DIP switch position to Firmware Update Mode.
[3] Power on the HSW44C.
[4] Power off the HSW44C.
[5] Set the DIP switch position to Normal Operation Mode.
[6] Power on the HSW44C.
Method B2: IR remote control for controlling the HDMI sources Users can use the corresponding IR remote to control
respective DVD player or any HDMI compliant devices
including HSW44C itself with IR control at any display site.
OPERATION AND IR CONTROL
SOURCE SIDE
IR EXTENDER
IR Cables
Method A: Push Button
Push the switch button on the front panel, the source will be
sequentially changed.
Method B: IR Remote Control
a. Please press F1 to F4 to enter IR control mode and decide which
output port to be controlled by pressing F1 to F4, and wait a few
seconds for audio/video of next channel coming out after the
channel switch command is sent.
Note
If the setting is correct, the corresponding LED will flash. If not,
please press output port select button again.
F1
HDMI output #1
F2
HDMI output #2
F3
HDMI output #3
F4
HDMI output #4
b. Use
or
keys to select input source,
and wait a few seconds for audio/video of
next channel coming out after the channel
switch command is sent.
Note
If the setting is correct, the corresponding
LED will flash. If there is no response, please
wait until the LED stops flashing, and try again.
Left button to switch channels in ascending order (1, 2, 3, 4, 1, ...)
Right button to switch channels in descending order (1, 4, 3, 2, 1,
…)
IR Sockets
HSW44C
IR Main: The default location for IR emitter extension cable to transmit
all IR command signals received from any of the four remote receivers
to all of the HDMI sources.
IR1: IR emitter extension cable connected here can only transmit IR
command signals from the remote receivers
that are setting at the input channel 1.
IR2: IR emitter extension cable connected here can only transmit IR
command signals from the remote receivers that are setting at the
input channel 2.
IR3: IR emitter extension cable connected here can only transmit IR
command signals from the remote receivers that are setting at the input
channel 3.
IR4: IR emitter extension cable connected here can only transmit IR
command signals from the remote receivers that are setting at the input
channel 4.
HSMR
IR: IR receiver cable connected here can receive all IR command
signals from the IR remote controls of HSW44C and all other HDMI
source machines.
HARDWARE INSTALLATION
Definition of IR Earphone Jack IR Receiver
IR Emitter
You can buy any IR extension cables in the market that are
compatible to the definition of the IR sockets for the matrix if
necessary for replacement use.
Supported IR Data Format Data Format
NEC
RC5
TOSHIBA MICOM CODE
GRUNDIG CODE
SONY 12 BIT CODE
SONY 15 BIT CODE
SONY 20 BIT CODE
RCA CODE
RCM CODE
MATSUSHITA CODE
MITSUBISHI CODE
ZENITH CODE
JVC CODE
M50560-001P
MN6125H
MN6125L
MN6014_C5D7
MN6014-C6D6
MC14457P
LC7464(AHEA)
GEMINI_CM
Suitable
Not Recommended
HSW44C as Master 1. Connect all sources to HDMI Inputs on the HSW44C 4x4 HDMI
matrix switch with CAT5 output.
2. Connect each DDC output on the HSW44C to respective DDC
input on the remote receiver HSMR.
3. Connect each TMDS output on the HSW44C to respective TMDS
input on the remote receiver HSMR.
4. Connect IR emitter cable(s) to the HSW44C and direct the IR
emitter(s) to the build-in IR receiver of the HDMI sources.
5. Connect the +5V 6A DC power supply to the HSW44C.
6. Power on all HDMI sources.
7. Power on the HSW44C.
HSMR as Receiver 1. Connect each HDMI output to HDMI displays.
2. Connect the TMDS input on the HSMR to the TMDS output on the
HSW44C.
3. Connect the DDC input on the HSMR to the DDC output on the
HSW44C.
4. Connect IR receiver cable and place the IR receiver at the
appropriate position that can receive the IR signals sent from the
users.
5. Use rotary control to adjust the EQ until the picture and sound
are clear. It is recommended to switch from 7 to 0 to find the
optimal visual experience.