Altinex MX2100AV User`s guide

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MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0200-001
MX2100AV
2-IN 1-OUT VGA-UXGA + AUDIO
SWITCHER W/ LOCAL
USER’S GUIDE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS ............... 2
GENERAL.......................................................... 2
RACK MOUNT SAFETY GUIDELINES.............. 2
INSTALLATION ................................................. 2
CLEANING ........................................................ 2
FCC / CE NOTICE ............................................. 2
ABOUT YOUR INTERFACE ................................. 3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ........................... 3
MX2100AV DESCRIPTION................................... 4
COMPUTER VIDEO INPUT............................... 4
VIDEO OUTPUT ................................................ 4
AUDIO ............................................................... 5
INPUT SELECTION BUTTONS ......................... 5
MOUNTING CAPABILITY.................................. 5
POWER REQUIREMENTS................................ 5
BANDWIDTH ..................................................... 5
EQUALIZATION................................................. 5
DESCRIPTION DIAGRAM .................................... 6
APPLICATION DIAGRAM ..................................... 7
INSTALLING YOUR INTERFACE ......................... 8
OPERATION......................................................... 8
LOOP (IN1)/MAIN SWITCH ............................... 8
ACCESSORIES .................................................... 9
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ............................ 10
ALTINEX POLICY ............................................... 10
LIMITED WARRANTY ..................................... 10
RETURN POLICY............................................ 10
CONTACT INFORMATION.............................. 10
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PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
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Please read this manual carefully before using your
MX2100AV Interface. Keep this manual handy for
future reference. These safety instructions are to
ensure the long life of your MX2100AV and to
prevent fire and shock hazard. Please read them
carefully and heed all warnings.
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1.1 GENERAL
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Unauthorized personnel shall not open the unit
since there are high-voltage components
inside.
Qualified ALTINEX service personnel, or their
authorized representatives must perform all
service.
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Do not pull the adapter or any cable that is
attached to the MX2100AV.
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If the MX2100AV is not used for an extended
period, disconnect the adapter from the wall to
avoid fire, shock, and loss of power.
1.4 CLEANING
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1.2. SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR THE RACKMOUNTING OF THE MX2100AV
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Maximum operating ambient temperature is 35
(degrees C).
Never restrict the airflow through the devices’
fan or vents.
When installing equipment into a rack,
distribute the units evenly. Otherwise,
hazardous conditions may be created by an
uneven weight distribution.
Connect the unit to a properly rated supply
circuit.
Reliable Earthing (Grounding) of RackMounted Equipment should be maintained.
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Unplug the MX2100AV power adapter before
cleaning. Clean surfaces 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 unit.
1.5 FCC / CE NOTICE
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1.3 INSTALLATION
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made mounting accessories, such as brackets
(DA1293FC or DA1294FC) and cables for
optimum setup.
To turn off the main power, be sure to remove
the adapter from the wall. The power outlet
socket should be installed as near to the
equipment as possible, and should be easily
accessible.
For best results, place the MX2100AV
Interface on a flat, level surface in a dry area
away from dust and moisture.
To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this
unit to rain or moisture. Do not place the
MX2100AV Interface 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 MX2100AV Interface carefully.
Dropping or jarring can damage internal
components.
Do not place heavy objects on top of the
MX2100AV. If the MX2100AV is to be
mounted to a table or wall, use only ALTINEX-
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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.
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
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void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
ABOUT YOUR INTERFACE
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
GENERAL
Inputs
Stereo Audio
Input Connector
Computer Video
Input Connector
Outputs
Video Output Connectors
Audio Loop Output
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There are several varieties of computers and
computer video cards on the market today. There
are also numerous data monitors and large screen
data projectors. When displaying a computer
image on a large screen data projector or on a
large screen monitor, it often becomes clear that
some computers are not always compatible with
certain display devices. The MX2100AV is a
computer video interface designed to resolve this
incompatibility.
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MX2100AV
Two, 3.5 mm stereo
jacks
Two, 15pin HD-F
Two, 15-pin HD-F
One, 3.5mm stereo jack
One, 5-position terminal
Audio Output Connector
block
Stereo or mono
unbalanced audio;
VGA/SVGA/XGA/UXGA
Compatible Signals,
Compatibility
Apple/MACII/Quadra/G3
Signals, Sun/SGI
Workstations
Table 1. MX2100AV General
The MX2100AV is a dual input-switchable
computer video interface. It is designed to interface
up to two VGA/SVGA/XGA/UXGA/MAC/SUN or
SGI computer video sources to two scan-rate
compatible presentation monitors or data
projectors. Each of the inputs can be connected to
different types of computers simultaneously.
The MX2100AV is a state-of-the-art piece of
equipment with an exceptional combination of
advanced features and very competitive pricing.
MECHANICAL
MX2100AV
Enclosure
1 U High, ½ Rack Wide
Width
8.50 in (216mm)
Height
1.75 in (44mm)
Depth
4.93 in. (125mm)
Weight
2.0 lb. (0.91kg)
Ship Weight
2.8 lb. (1.27kg)
Material
0.1" Aluminum
Finish
Gray
Faceplate
Lexan
T° Operating
10°C-35°C
T° Maximum
50°C
Humidity Technical
90% non-condensing
MTBF (calculations)
40,000 hrs
Table 2. MX2100AV Mechanical
ELECTRICAL
Input Video Signals
Analog Signal
Impedance
Input Sync Signals
Horizontal, Vertical, & C-Sync
Sync on Green
Impedance
Audio Input Signals
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MX2100AV
0.3 to 1.2 Volt p-p
75 Ohms
TTL(+/-)
-0.3V
10 k Ohms
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Type
CMRR
Impedance
Voltage
Output Video Signals
Analog Signal
Impedance
Output Sync Signals
Composite, Horizontal &
Vertical Sync
Sync on Green
Impedance
Audio Output Signals
Type
Impedance
Crosstalk
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Bandwidth
Stereo Channel Separation
Frequency Compatibility
Minimum Video Bandwidth
Rise/Fall Time
Power
AC/DC Adapter
Table 3. MX2100AV Electrical
Differential
>80dB @ 10 Hz to 20
kHz
10 k Ohms
10 V p-p, +/-5 Volts
PIN
INPUT SIGNALS ON 15-PIN HD FEMALE
No.
CONNECTOR
1
Red Video
2
Green Video
3
Blue Video
4
ID Bit 2
5
SCL/SDA ID Bit Reference/ Return
6
Ground
7
Ground
8
Ground
9
Vesa +5V
10
Sync Return
11
ID Bit 0
12
SDA – DDC Data
13
Horizontal Sync/Composite Sync
14
Vertical Sync
15
SCL – DDC Clock
Table 4. MX2100AV Dual Input pin-outs
0.77 V p-p
75 Ohms
TTL(+/-)
-0.3V
22 Ohms
Single Ended
<22 Ohms (drives
600Ohms)
<80dB @ 1 kHz
>95dB
6 Hz – 40 kHz
>75dB @ 1 kHz,
>60dB @ 20 kHz
4.2 VIDEO OUTPUT (15-PIN HD CONNECTOR)
The video output of the MX2100AV uses 15 pin HD
female connectors. This allows easy installation of
the system with PC computers and VGA type
monitors. It allows the distribution of video signals
to a monitor. With equalization, the MX2100AV
sends signals through a VGA cable as far as 200
feet away.
350 MHz
1.4 ns
9V DC 500mA
MX2100AV DESCRIPTION
PIN
VIDEO OUTPUT SIGNALS ON 15-PIN HD
No.
FEMALE CONNECTOR
1
Red Video
2
Green Video
3
Blue Video
4
Ground
5
Ground
6
Ground
7
Ground
8
Ground
9
Vesa +5V
10
Ground
11
Ground
12
No Connection
13
Horizontal Sync/Composite Sync
14
Vertical Sync
15
No Connection
Table 5. Video Output pin-outs
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4.1 COMPUTER VIDEO INPUT (VGACOMPATIBLE 15-PIN HD CONNECTOR)
The two 15-pin HD inputs allow the connections of
two computers to the MX2100AV Interface using
cables with a 15-pin HD connector on the interface
end and a matching connector on the computer
end. Each of the input connectors provides a plug
and play function for computers according to the
VESA requirement. These 15-pin HD connectors
allow greater flexibility and versatility from the
MX2100AV. Several computers like the PC, MAC,
SUN, and SGI can be attached using the proper
cables as described in Section 8 - Accessories.
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4.3 AUDIO
4.7 POWER REQUIREMENTS
The MX2100AV accepts stereo audio input and
offers balanced or unbalanced stereo audio output
on a terminal block connector. There are two
3.5mm jacks for audio input, which may be
returned to a local audio system with a 3.5mm jack
for stereo audio loop output. The audio loop output
jack is directly connected to audio input 1. A 5-pin
terminal block is available for stereo audio
transmission to the main sound system. Please
note that the audio signal will follow the video
signal during switching, which means that in either
manual selection or auto-switch mode, if Input 1 is
active then both video and audio signals will be
selected for this input.
The MX2100AV may be used anywhere in the
world where the voltage is from 100 to 240 volts
AC at 50/60 Hz by an AC/DC adapter at 9V
500mA. The LED located on the front panel should
light RED when power is connected or GREEN
when a signal is connected to any input of the
MX2100AV.
4.8 BANDWIDTH
The minimum bandwidth of the MX2100AV is 350
MHz, and the typical bandwidth is 425 MHz. This
high bandwidth allows the passing of a video
signal’s third harmonic, thus ensuring a clean video
signal. Indeed, the MX2100AV will be virtually
transparent to the video signal.
4.5 INPUT SELECTION BUTTON
The selection of inputs between one and two are
accomplished by using the INPUT SELECT buttons
on the front panel. Use Button 1 to select input 1,
button 2 to select input 2 and Auto Switch button to
automatically switch from input 1 to input 2.
4.9 EQUALIZATION
The MX2100AV has a high bandwidth allowing
high-resolution signals from each of the inputs to
pass through the unit without attenuation for a long
run. For cable runs longer than 20ft, the signal
attenuates at medium and/or high frequency. To
correct this cable attenuation problem, the
MX2100AV is equipped with a feature called
Equalization/Peaking on the front panel for all video
signals: Red, Green, and Blue. Adjust the
equalization for each of the inputs using knob 1
and knob 2. These channels can be equalized
individually. Equalization can be used successfully
for cable lengths up to 200ft for resolutions
1600x1200 and up to 300ft for resolutions of
640x480 .
The LED lights on each of the INPUT SELECT
buttons will indicate which input is selected.
If only one source is present and the INPUT
SELECT button is in the MX2100AV’s AUTO
mode, the unit will select the active input. An ON
LED will indicate the active input.
When two active sources are present and the
INPUT SELECT button is on the AUTO position,
the MX2100AV selects INPUT 2 as the default and
turns LED 2 red.
4.6 MOUNTING CAPABILITY
The MX2100AV can be easily mounted into an
equipment rack. Four mounting holes are provided
on each side of the unit. To mount a single unit,
use ALTINEX 19”-1U Rack Mount Ears (part #
DA1294FC). To mount two units in tandem, use an
ALTINEX 19”-1U Rack Mount Shelf (part #
DA1293FC). For under the table mounts, optional
brackets like the TM1271, TM1272, TM1273, or
TM1274 can be used.
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MX2100AV DESCRIPTION (CON’T)
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FRONT PANEL
BACK PANEL
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APPLICATION DIAGRAM
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INSTALLING YOUR INTERFACE
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 6.
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OPERATION
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1) Connect video and audio sources according to
the Application Diagram in section 5, page 7.
Please attach the MX2100AV Interface
on the rack using the optional TM
Series ALTINEX mounting brackets,
through two screens on each side of the
MX2100AV.
2) Set POWER UP DEFAULT switches to the
position depending on which input needs to
switch first as the default setting or set the unit
to the default setting using AUTO switch mode
when power is connected. Remember that only
one of the following switches can be turned
"ON" simultaneously: IN1, IN2, and AUTO
Using the 9V AC/DC adapter, connect
power to the MX2100AV. The power
supply used in the MX2100AV power
outlet. When power is connected, the
power indicator LED on the front panel
of the MX2100AV should turn RED. The
LED on the front and back panel of the
MX2100AV will light GREEN if the
appropriate input signal is present.
3) Turn the LOOP IN1 switch "ON" if output 1
needs to follow output 2.
4) Using the display connected to output 2, select
input 1 and adjust image by output using
equalization knob 1. Then select input 2 and
adjust the image, using knob 2.
Connect the cables from the video
sources (computers) to the appropriate
input channels. Connect the output
channels to the display devices
(monitors or projectors).
The factory default settings are shown below in
Table 6.
POWER UP
OFF
DEFAULTS
LOOP (IN1)
X
IN1
IN2
X
AUTO
X
Table 6. Dip-switch default settings
Connect the cables from the audio
sources (stereo) to the appropriate input
channels. Connect the output channels
to the audio sources (amplifier,
speakers, etc.).
Set POWER UP DEFAULT switches
according to Table 6.
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ON
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X
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ACCESSORIES
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cable
50 feet, 4 BNC to 4 BNC coaxial
CB4150MR
cable
75 feet, 4 BNC to 4 BNC coaxial
CB4175MR
cable
100 feet, 4 BNC to 4 BNC coaxial
CB41100MR
cable
150 feet, 4 BNC to 4 BNC coaxial
CB41150MR
cable
5 BNC TO 5 BNC COAXIAL CABLE
CB4203MR 3 feet, 5 BNC to 5 BNC coaxial cable
CB4206MR 6 feet, 5 BNC to 5 BNC coaxial cable
12 feet, 5 BNC to 5 BNC coaxial
CB4212MR
cable
25 feet, 5 BNC to 5 BNC coaxial
CB4225MR
cable
50 feet, 5 BNC to 5 BNC coaxial
CB4250MR
cable
75 feet, 5 BNC to 5 BNC coaxial
CB4275MR
cable
100 feet, 5 BNC to 5 BNC coaxial
CB42100MR
cable
150 feet, 5 BNC to 5 BNC coaxial
CB42150MR
cable
Model No.
Description
RACK MOUNT ACCESSORIES
Rack/Wall Shelf fits two MX2100AV
DA1293SX
units side by side
Rack/Wall mount ears for single
DA1294SX
MX2100AV
TABLE MOUNT BRACKETS
1U High, ½ Rack-Wide
TM1271
1U High, ½ Rack-Wide with 15-pin
TM1272
HD connector plate
1U High, ½ Rack-Wide with snap-in
TM1273
connectors
1U High, ½ Rack-Wide with snap-in &
TM1274
POWER connectors
Table 7. Rack Mount Accessories
Model No.
Description
INPUT/LOCAL MONITOR CABLES
MS8121CA/
MS8151CA/ MAC Local Monitor Cable
MS861CA
MS8122CA/
MS8152CA/ MAC Input Cable
MS8162CA
MS8123CA/
M18153CA/ SUN/SGI Local Monitor Cable
MS8163CA
MS8124CA/
MS8154CA/ SUN/SGI Input Cable
MS8164CA
MS8125CA/
MS8155CA/ VGA Local Monitor Cable
MS8165CA
MS8126CA/
MS8156CA/ VGA Input Cable
MS8166CA
MS8129CA/
MS8159CA/ 5 BNC Input/Local Monitor Cable
MS8169CA
4 BNC TO 4 BNC COAXIAL CABLE
CB4103MR 3 feet, 4 BNC to 4 BNC coaxial cable
CB4106MR 6 feet, 4 BNC to 4 BNC coaxial cable
12 feet, 4 BNC to 4 BNC coaxial
CB4112MR
cable
CB4125MR 25 feet, 4 BNC to 4 BNC coaxial
Table 8. Input and Output Cables
Input cable Local Monitor Cables and Output
Cables must be ordered separately from following
list.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
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Make sure that the LED located on the front
panel lights RED when power is connected or
GREEN when a signal is connected to any
input of the MX2100AV.
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Make sure that the cables have the correct pinouts and the connection and quality of the
cables are good.
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Make sure that the source and display are
scan-rate compatible. The projector or monitor
should support an appropriate signal format
(RGsB, RGBS or RGBHV). Connect a projector
or monitor directly to the computer with a
shorter cable to verify the compatibility of the
display and source.
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Make sure that the POWER UP DEFAULT
switches are properly set according to Table 6.
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ALTINEX POLICY
an RMA (Return Material Authorization). Products
returned without an RMA number may experience
a delay in service. The service charges will be
quoted to you before actual repairs are done.
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10.1 LIMITED WARRANTY
ALTINEX warrants that its products and cables are
free from defects in materials under normal use
and service. This warranty is limited to repairing at
company’s factory any part or parts of the product,
which upon company’s examination shall disclose
to be, thus defective. Products considered
defective should be returned to company with
transportation charges pre-paid within 2 years (90
days for cables) from date of shipment to the
purchaser. The warranty is expressly instead of all
other warranties expressed or implied. ALTINEX
neither assumes nor authorizes any other person
to assume for it any other liability concerning the
sale of the products. This warranty shall not apply
to any product that shall have been repaired or
altered outside of company’s factory in any way so
as, in its judgment, to affect its stability or reliability,
or that has been subject to misuse, negligence or
accident.
10.3 CONTACT INFORMATION
ALTINEX, INC.
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
FAX: 714-990-3303
10.2 RETURN POLICY
It is very important to ALTINEX that you receive the
products that you have ordered and that this
product fulfills your need. In the unlikely event, that
an ALTINEX product needs to be returned please
follow the policies below:
ALTINEX will accept product returns for a period of
30 days from authorized ALTINEX dealers.
Products should be returned in an unopened
package.
If the product has been opened, the restocking
fees will apply. For the restocking fee amount,
please contact an ALTINEX Sales Representative.
If the product is in your possession for more than
30 days, the restocking fees will apply.
ALTINEX will not accept any returns on cables or
custom products.
If your product is in warranty and needs service,
contact the ALTINEX Sales Department for an
RMA (Return Material Authorization). Products
returned without an RMA number may experience
a delay in service.
If your product is out of warranty and needs
service, contact the ALTINEX Sales Department for
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