Matrix Switchers
MVX Series
VGA and Stereo Audio
Matrix Switchers
n Eight models in I/O sizes from 4x4
to 16x16
n Ultra-wideband performance
350 MHz to 500 MHz (-3 dB),
depending on model
n Computer-video inputs and outputs
on 15-pin HD connectors
n Balanced and unbalanced
audio outputs
n Audio input gain and attenuation
n Audio breakaway
n Global presets
n RS-232 serial control
n Compact, rack-mountable enclosure
MVX 1616 VGA A
MVX 128 VGA A
MVX 88 VGA A
The Extron MVX Series Matrix Switchers are designed to route most common high
resolution computer-video signals with stereo audio. Available in I/O sizes from
4x4 to 16x16, the MVX Series offers wideband switching performance with
the convenience of 15-pin HD connectors for all computer-video connections.
MVX Series Matrix Switchers are ideal for applications such as conference rooms,
classrooms, mobile and emergency operation centers, and video conference rooms.
DESCRIPTION
Features (Cont.)
The Extron MVX Series Matrix Switchers are designed to route VGAUXGA computer-video signals with stereo audio. Available in I/O sizes
from 4x4 to 16x16, including a new 12x12 size, the MVX Series offers
wideband switching performance with the convenience of 15-pin HD
connectors for all computer-video connections. MVX Series models
from 4x4 to 8x8 accept unbalanced stereo audio on 3.5 mm stereo
mini jacks, while the 12x8 to 16x16 sizes accept either balanced or
unbalanced stereo audio on captive screw connectors. All models
output balanced or unbalanced stereo audio on captive screw
connectors. Using pre-terminated cable assemblies, such as Extron’s
VGA with Audio Cables, eliminates crimping and makes installations
faster and easier.
n Rack mountable – All models are housed in metal, rack-mountable
enclosures.
All MVX Series models are equipped with a full range of control
capabilities, including a standard QS-FPC™ - QuickSwitch Front
Panel Controller, which provides a discrete button for each input and
output, allowing for simple, intuitive operation. In addition, all models
are equipped with RS-232 serial control utilizing Extron’s
SIS™ – Simple Instruction Set command protocol. They can be
remotely controlled with the optional Extron MKP 2000 or MKP 3000
X-Y remote control panels, or via a third party control system. An
optional handheld IR remote control is also available for 4x4 to
8x8 models.
Features
nUltra-wideband performance – 350 MHz to 500 MHz (-3 dB),
depending on model – MVX Series models in I/O sizes from
4x4 to 12x8 provide a minimum of 350 MHz (-3 dB) RGB video
bandwidth, fully loaded. Larger sizes, from 12x12 to 16x16,
provide a minimum of 500 MHz (-3 dB) at full performance
capability, when one input drives all outputs.
n Compatible with RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, and HDTV component video
n Audio breakaway – Provides the capability to break an audio
signal away from its corresponding video signal, allowing the audio
channels to be operated as a separate matrix switcher.
n View I/O mode – Allows users to easily view which individual
inputs and outputs are actively connected.
n QS-FPC - QuickSwitch Front Panel Controller – Provides a
discrete button for each input and output, allowing for simple,
intuitive operation.
n Global presets – Individual I/O configurations may be saved and
recalled either from the QuickSwitch front panel or through the
serial controls. This time-saving feature allows you to set up I/O
configurations and keep them in memory for future use.
n Front panel security lockout – Ideal for unsecured environments,
this feature locks out all front panel functions; however, these same
functions are available through RS-232 serial control.
n RS-232 control port – Using serial commands, the MVX Series can
be controlled and configured via the included Windows®-based
control software, or integrated into third-party control systems.
Extron products use the SIS - Simple Instruction Set command
protocol, a set of basic ASCII code commands that allow for quick
and easy programming. The RS-232 port also makes it easy to
install firmware updates.
n Optional remote control panels and keypads – Provide the
flexibility to control a MVX Series matrix switcher from a remote
location.
n Internal international power supply – The 100-240VAC,
50/60 Hz, autoswitchable, internal power supply provides
worldwide power compatibility.
Unique features for 4x4 to 8x8 models
n Switchable audio output levels – Output levels can be switched
between +4 dBu professional and -10 dBv consumer levels, allowing
a mix of professional- and consumer-level audio equipment.
n Unbalanced stereo audio – Accepts unbalanced PC audio on
convenient 3.5 mm mini stereo jacks. Audio output is buffered and
can be output as a balanced or unbalanced signal.
n Triple Action Switching™ RGB Delay – Blanks the screen when
switching to a new source. The new sync signals precede the RGB
signals, so there is no glitch shown during the transition. The time
delay between the RGB and sync signals is adjustable up to
five seconds.
n Includes removable rack ears
n Optional IR 501 handheld IR remote control – Provides remote
control from up to 30 feet (9 meters) away.
Unique features for 12x8 to 16x16 models
n ADSP™ - Advanced Digital Sync Processing – An exclusive,
all-digital process that regenerates the sync signal waveform
and restores incoming sync level to 5.0 V p-p specifications. This
ensures a stable image for improved signal compatibility with any
LCD, DLP, plasma, or other digital display device.
n Front panel I/O label windows – I/O buttons may be labeled
with names, alphanumeric characters, or bitmap icons for easy and
intuitive input and output selection.
n Balanced and unbalanced stereo audio – Accepts both balanced
and unbalanced stereo audio signals on captive screw connectors.
n Audio output volume control – Can be set dynamically for each
channel through the front panel or serial control, eliminating the
need for audio preamplifiers in many system designs.
specifications
Video
Audio output
Gain......................................................Unity
Bandwidth
44-128 models.....................................350 MHz (-3 dB), fully loaded
1212-1616 models...............................500 MHz (-3 dB), fully loaded
Crosstalk
44-88 models.......................................<-60 dB nominal @ 10 MHz, <-39 dB @ 100 MHz
128 model...........................................-80 dB @ 1 MHz, -55 dB @ 10 MHz, -37 dB @ 100
MHz
1212/168/1616 Series..........................-90 dB @ 1 MHz, 78 dB @ 5 MHz, -70 dB @ 10
MHz, -60dB @ 30 MHz, -52 dB @ 100 MHz
Nominal level (output volume range)
44-88 models.......................................+4 dBu (1.23 V) (default) balanced (pro), or
-10 dBV (316 mV) unbalanced (consumer),
selectable
128-1616 models.................................0 to 64 (-75.8 dB to 0 dB) in 1 dB increments
Maximum level (Hi-Z)
44-88 models.......................................>+22 dBu, balanced; >+14 dBV, unbalanced at
1% THD+N
128-1616 models.................................>+21 dBu, balanced or unbalanced, at 0.1%
THD+N
Maximum level (600 ohm)
44-88 models.......................................>+20 dBu, balanced; >+12 dBV unbalanced at
1% THD+N at default settings
128-1616 models.................................>+15 dBm, balanced or unbalanced, at 0.1%
THD+N at default settings
Video input
Number/signal type...............................VGA–UXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, HDTV,
component video (bi-level and tri-level sync),
S-video, composite video
Nominal level.........................................1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and
for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of
component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
Minimum/maximum levels
44-128 models.....................................Analog: 0.3 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset
1212-1616 models...............................Analog: 0.5 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset
Horizontal frequency.............................15 kHz to 145 kHz
Vertical frequency..................................30 Hz to 170 Hz
Video output
Nominal level.........................................1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and
for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of
component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
Minimum/maximum levels
44-128 models.....................................0.3 V to 2.0 Vp-p (follows input)
1212-1616 models...............................0 V to 2.0 Vp-p (follows input)
Return loss..............................................<-40 dB @ 5 MHz
Sync
Input type...............................................RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
Output type............................................RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs (follows input)
Standards...............................................Computer scan rates and also NTSC 3.58, NTSC
4.43, PAL, SECAM
Input level..............................................0.5 V to 5.0 Vp-p
Output level...........................................AGC to TTL: 4.0 V to 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
Input impedance....................................510 ohms
Output impedance
44-128 models.....................................75 ohms
1212-1616 models...............................Inputs 1 to 8: 75 or 50 ohms, switchable
Inputs 9 to 12 or 16: 75 ohms
Polarity...................................................Positive or negative (follows input)
Audio
Frequency response
44-128 models.....................................20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.2 dB
1212-1616 models...............................20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB
THD + Noise
44-128 models.....................................0.05% @ 1 kHz, 0.3 % @ 20 kHz at nominal level
1212-1616 models...............................0.03% @ 1 kHz at nominal level
S/N
44-128 models.....................................>90 dB, balanced, at maximum output
(unweighted)
1212-1616 models...............................>100 dB, balanced, at maximum output (21 dBu)
(unweighted)
Audio input
Impedance
44-88 models.......................................>18k ohms unbalanced, DC coupled
128-1616 models.................................>10k ohms unbalanced/balanced, DC coupled
Nominal level
44-88 models.......................................-10 dBV (316 mV) (default)
128-1616 models.................................-10 dBV (316 mVrms), 0 dBu (775 mV)
Maximum level
44-88 models.......................................>+12 dBV (4 V), (unbalanced) at 1% THD+N
128-1616 models.................................+19.5 dBu, (balanced or unbalanced) at 0.01%
THD+N
Input gain
44-88 models.......................................-18 dB to +10 dB, adjustable per input
128-1616 models.................................-18 dB to +24 dB adjustable per input
NOTE: 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Control/remote — switcher
Serial control port
44-88 models.......................................1 RS-232, 9-pin female D connector
128 model...........................................1 RS-232 or RS-422, 9-pin female D connector
1212-1616 models...............................1 bidirectional RS-232 or RS-422, rear panel 9-pin
female D connector
1 bidirectional RS-232, front panel 2.5 mm mini
stereo jack
Baud rate and protocol
44-88 models.......................................9600, 8-bit, 1 stop bit, no parity
128-1616 models.................................9600 (default), 19200, 38400, 115200 baud
(adjustable); 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
IR controller module
44-88 models.......................................IR 501 (optional)
Program control.....................................Extron's control/configuration program for
Windows®
Extron's Simple Instruction Set (SIS™)
General
Power.....................................................100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, internal
44-128 models.....................................30 watts
1212-1616 models...............................48 watts
Enclosure dimensions
44-88 models.......................................1.75" H x 17.4" W x 8.5" D (1U high, full rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 44.2 cm W x 21.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs. Width
excludes rack ears.)
128 model...........................................3.5" H x 17.0" W x 9.4" D (2U high, full rack wide)
(8.9 cm H x 43.2 cm W x 23.9 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs. Width
excludes rack ears.)
1212-1616 models...............................5.25" H x 17.0" W x 9.4" D (3U high, full rack wide)
(13.3. cm H x 43.2. cm W x 23.9. cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors. Width excludes rack
ears.)
Product weight
44-88 models.......................................7.0 lbs (3.2 kg)
128 model...........................................9.4 lbs (4.3 kg)
1212-1616 models...............................14.4 lbs (6.5 kg)
Regulatory compliance
Safety...................................................CE, c-UL, UL
EMI/EMC..............................................CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
MTBF......................................................30,000 hours
Warranty................................................3 years parts and labor
NOTE: All nominal levels are at ±10%.
NOTE: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Model
MVX 44 VGA A
MVX 48 VGA A
MVX 84 VGA A
MVX 88 VGA A
MVX 128 VGA A
MVX 168 VGA A
MVX 1212 VGA A
MVX 1616 VGA A
Description
4x4 VGA and Stereo Audio.......................................
4x8 VGA and Stereo Audio.......................................
8x4 VGA and Stereo Audio.......................................
8x8 VGA and Stereo Audio.......................................
12x8 VGA and Stereo Audio.....................................
16x8 VGA and Stereo Audio.....................................
12x12 VGA and Stereo Audio...................................
16x16 VGA and Stereo Audio...................................
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Part Number
60-635-21
60-636-21
60-637-21
60-638-21
60-799-01
60-838-01
60-858-01
60-839-01
Application Diagram
Extron
VSC 500
Plasma
Plasma
Projector
Video Scan
Converter
Laptop
Audio In
VCR
Control
System
Extron
MVX Series
Extron
DVS 304
VGA & Audio
Matrix Switcher
Digital Video
Scaler
Sound System
Audio Out
Laptop
DVD
PC
Audio In
Panel drawings
MVX SERIES
INPUTS
2
1
4
3
VGA/AUDIO MATRIX SWITCHER
OUTPUTS
5
7
6
2
1
8
4
3
6
5
8
7
I/O
PRESET
ENTER
IR
VID
+dB
AUD
- dB
AUDIO SETUP
MVX 88 VGA A - Front
100-240V
0.3A
INPUTS
50-60Hz
MVX 88 VGA A
OUTPUTS
1
3
5
7
1
3
5
7
2
4
6
8
2
4
6
8
1
3
2
5
7
4
6
INPUTS
8
L
1
R
L
3
R
L
5
R
L
7
R
L
2
R
L
4
R
L
6
R
L
8
R
OUTPUTS
RS-232
MVX 88 VGA A - Back
INPUTS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
CONTROL
ENTER
PRESET
I/O
VIEW
ESC
VIDEO
AUDIO
OUTPUTS
MVX SERIES
VGA MATRIX SWITCHER WITH ADPS™
MVX 128 VGA A - Front
COMPUTER IN
COMPUTER OUT
5
4
2
6
9
8
1
11
2
12
10
3
7
5
4
6
8
50/60 Hz
R
L
2
R
3
L
R
L
4
R
5
L
R
L
6
OUTPUTS
R
L
7
R
L
8
R
9
L
R
L
10
R
L
11
R
L
12
R
L
1
R
2
L
R
L
3
R
4
L
R
L
5
R
L
6
R
L
7
R
L
8
R
REMOTE
INPUTS
1
L
RS-232/RS422
100-240V
1.2A MAX.
7
RESET
A na he im, C A
3
1
MVX 128 VGA A - Back
INPUTS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
CONTROL
ENTER
PRESET
I/O
VIEW
ESC
VIDEO
AUDIO
CONFIG
OUTPUTS
MVX SERIES
VGA MATRIX SWITCHER WITH ADPS™
MVX 1616 VGA A - Front
COMPUTER IN
COMPUTER OUT
1
5
9
13
1
5
9
13
2
6
10
14
2
6
10
14
3
7
11
15
3
7
11
15
4
8
12
16
4
8
12
16
SYNC IMPEDANCE
50
RESET
A na he im, C A
75
I
N
P
U
T
S
L
1
R
L
3
R
L
5
R
L
7
R
L
9
R
L
11 R
L
13 R
L
15 R
L
1
R
L
3
R
L
5
R
L
7
R
L
9
R
L
11 R
L
13 R
L
15 R
L
2
R
L
4
R
L
6
R
L
8
R
L
10 R
L
12 R
L
14 R
L
16 R
L
2
R
L
4
R
L
6
R
L
8
R
L
10 R
L
12 R
L
14 R
L
16 R
O
U
T
P
U
T
S
REMOTE
50/60 Hz
RS-232/RS422
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
OUTPUT
100-240V
1.2A MAX.
MVX 1616 VGA A - Back
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