Scan Converter
APPLICATION DIAGRAM
VSC 500
HIGH-RESOLUTION, COMPUTER-TO-VIDEO
SCAN CONVERTER
Extron
VSC Remote
Infrared Remote
■ One VGA input, three simultaneous
outputs composite video, S-video,
and component video or RGB video
■ Autoscanning up to 1600 x 1200
■ Auto setup
■ Four vertical filters to improve
image clarity
■ Sizing & centering controls
B/B
G/Y
R/R
ID
■ Zoom control with eight presets
RS-232
Control
-232
RS 22
/4
-Y
EO
S-V
VID
-Y
V
H
OUT
PU
■ 16 auto memory locations and
60 factory presets
TS
ED H
ER UG
FF RO
BU-TH
OP
LO
T
PU
0.3
A
V
RG
B IN
40
0-2
IN
10
50
/60
PU
TS
■ Freeze function locks output to
current image in memory
Hz
Extron
VSC 500
■ Internal color bar generator
Videoconferencing
System
Scan Converter
■ IR and RS-232 remote control
VCR
PC
PANEL DRAWINGS
VSC 500
IR
SCAN CONVERTER
FREEZE
RESET
MENU
NEXT
SIZE
MIN/MAX
CENTER/PAN/SIZE
Front
100-240V
R/R-Y
0.3A
G/Y
The Extron VSC 500 high-resolution, computer-to-video scan converter, is a
B/B-Y
combination of high performance processing, essential features, and value.
BUFFERED
LOOP-THROUGH
RGB INPUT
INPUTS
H
V
VID
S-VIDEO
RS-232
/422
Innovative technologies incorporated into the scan conversion engine improve
OUTPUTS
video performance and enhance video output for use in everyday A/V systems.
50/60 Hz
Back
Extron Electronics, USA
1230 South Lewis Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
800.633.9876 714.491.1500
FAX 714.491.1517
Extron Electronics, Europe
Beeldschermweg 6C, 3821 AH Amersfoort
The Netherlands
+800.3987.6673 +31.33.453.4040
FAX +31.33.453.4050
Extron Electronics, Asia
135 Joo Seng Rd. #04-01
PM Industrial Bldg.
Singapore 368363
+65.6383.4400 FAX +65.6383.4664
Extron Electronics, Japan
Daisan DMJ Bldg. 6F, 3-9-1 Kudan Minami
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
Japan
+81.3.3511.7655 FAX +81.3.3511.7656
Copyright © 2002 Extron Electronics. All rights reserved. All trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
02-08
68-709-01
REV. A
www.extron.com
DESCRIPTION
FEATURES (CONT.)
The Extron VSC 500 high-resolution, computer-to-video scan
converter is a combination of high performance processing,
features, and value. It converts computer images from up to
1600 x 1200 for output as composite video, S-video,
component video, and/or RGB video. Applications include
videoconferencing, video recording, and viewing of images on
an NTSC or PAL monitor or other display device. Key features
include automatic setup of centering and sizing controls, vertical
and horizontal filtering, an LCD window for user-friendly menu
navigation, memory presets, and a buffered loop-through for
local monitor output. The VSC 500 can be controlled via the
front panel, IR remote, or RS-232.
■ Freeze/Reset button – The freeze function locks the
output display to the current image that is stored in
memory using the button on the front panel, the IR
remote, or RS-232. The Freeze/Reset LED will illuminate to
show this feature is enabled. Once an input has been
frozen, it can be removed from the unit, and the frozen
output will not be lost.
FEATURES
■ Autoscanning – Automatically recognizes and down
converts the incoming computer image, up to
1600 x 1200 resolution, 100 kHz horizontal and 120 kHz
vertical scan rates.
■ Input – 15-pin HD female VGA connector and VGA
buffered loop-through for local monitor output. Adapters
are available for MAC inputs.
■ Outputs – Three simultaneous NTSC or PAL video outputs
as RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB or component video, composite
video, and S-video.
■ Memory – Allows the scan converter to automatically
recall up to 16 user presets & an additional 60 factory
presets, along with eight zoom presets that can be
accessed with RS-232 or the included IR remote. This
allows greater functionality when converting images from
several types of computers.
■ Auto – Image™ setup – A press of a button automatically
adjusts the sizing, centering, and filtering in order to
optimize the output image.
■ Internal color bar generator – The VSC 500’s output can
be set to default to either a color bar pattern or black
screen to show when there is no input present.
■ IR remote – Included remote performs most panel
functions, such as the ability to freeze the image, zoom in
and out, size and shift horizontally and vertically, adjust the
vertical filters, and set presets.
■ RS-232 remote control – Extron’s Simple Instruction Set
(SIS™) is provided for RS-232 control via Extron’s
Windows®-based control program or third-party control
system.
■ Executive Mode – Locks out all front panel functions
except for the centering controls. All other functions remain
active through RS-232.
■ Rack-mountable – The VSC 500 is housed in a 1U high,
half rack width metal enclosure.
■ International internal power supply – The 100-240VAC,
50/60 Hz, auto switchable, internal power supply provides
worldwide power compatibility.
VSC Remote
The Extron VSC Remote provides infrared remote control for
the VSC 500 scan converter. It performs most front panel
functions, such as image freeze, zoom in and out, size and
shift horizontally and vertically, adjust the vertical filters, and
set presets.
SPECIFICATIONS
VIDEO INPUT
GENERAL
Number/signal type.................. 1 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB with 1 buffered
loop-through
Connectors .............................. 1 15-pin HD for input,
1 15-pin HD for loop-through
Minimum/maximum levels ...... 0V to 2.0V p-p with no offset at unity
gain
Impedance .............................. 75 ohms
Horizontal frequency ................ Autoscan 24 kHz to 100 kHz
Vertical frequency .................... Autoscan 50 Hz to 120 Hz
Resolution range ...................... Autoscan 560 x 384 to 1600 X 1200
Maximum DC offset ................ 2.0
Encoder .................................... 10 bit digital
Digital sampling ...................... 24 bit, 8 bits per color
Colors ...................................... 16.8 million
Vertical filtering ........................ 4 levels (selectable)
Encoder filtering ...................... 4 levels
Power ...................................... 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz,
40 watts, internal, auto-switchable
Temperature/humidity.............. Storage -40° to +158°F
(-40° to +70°C) 10% to 90%,
non-condensing
Operating +32° to +122°F
(0° to +50°C) / 10% to 90%,
non-condensing
Rack mount .............................. Yes, with optional rack shelf,
part #60-190-01
Enclosure type .......................... Metal
Enclosure dimensions................ 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 9.5" D (1U high,
half rack width) 4.4 cm H
x 22.2 cm W x 24.1 cm D (Depth
excludes connectors and knobs.)
Product weight ........................ 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Shipping weight ...................... 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
Vibration .................................. ISTA/NSTA 1A in carton (International
Safe Transit Association)
Listings .................................... UL, CUL
Compliances ............................ CE, FCC Class A, VCCI, AS/NZS, ICES
MTBF........................................ 30,000 hours
Warranty .................................. 3 years parts and labor
VIDEO OUTPUT
Number/signal type.................. 1 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, or component
video; 1 S-video; 1 composite video
(NTSC 15.75 kHz, 525 lines; or PAL,
15.5 kHz, 625 lines)
Connectors .............................. 5 BNC female: RGBHV/RGBS/RGsB/
component video
1 4-pin mini DIN female: S-video
1 BNC female: NTSC/PAL composite
video
Minimum/maximum levels ...... 0.0V to 1.0V p-p
Impedance .............................. 75 ohms
SYNC
Input type ................................ Autodetect RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
Output type.............................. RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
Standards ................................ NTSC 3.58, PAL
Input level ................................ 1.5V to 5.0V p-p
Output level ............................ TTL: 5.0V p-p
Input impedance ...................... 75 ohms
Output impedance .................. 75 ohms
Max input voltage .................... 5.0V p-p
Polarity .................................... Negative
CONTROL/REMOTE — SCAN CONVERTER
■ High quality Zoom control – Increased pixel clocking is
used for variable zoom to provide greater quality of the
displayed image.
Serial control port .................... RS-232 or RS-422, 9-pin female
D connector
Baud rate and protocol ............ 9600, 8-bit, 1 stop bit,
no parity
Serial control
pin configurations.................. 2 = TX, 3 = RX, 5 = GND, IR controller
module VSC Remote
Program control ...................... Extron’s control program for Windows®
Extron’s Simple Instruction
Set™ – SIS™
■ Sizing & centering controls – Allow for user-friendly
positioning and sizing of the image on screen, as well as
flexibility when panning across the image while zooming.
■ Vertical filtering – The VSC 500 has four vertical filter
settings selectable through the front panel LCD navigation
menus. Filters reduce jitter, improve image stability, and
assure that no picture detail is dropped during scan
conversion.
VSC Remote
Model
Part Numbers
VSC 500 .................................. 60-476-01
Included Accessories
VGA M6’ MHR .................... 26-238-01
BNC 5-6' MHR .................... 26-260-01
SVHSF 6’ ............................ 26-542-02
VSC IR Remote .................... 70-206-01
Optional Accessories
Under Desk mounting kit .... 70-219-01
1U Rack Shelf ...................... 60-190-01
SVHSM-BNCF Adapter ........ 26-353-01
RCA (female) or
BNC (male) Adapter.......... 10-264-01
S-video cable 6’ (1.8m) ...... 26-316-02
DESCRIPTION
FEATURES (CONT.)
The Extron VSC 500 high-resolution, computer-to-video scan
converter is a combination of high performance processing,
features, and value. It converts computer images from up to
1600 x 1200 for output as composite video, S-video,
component video, and/or RGB video. Applications include
videoconferencing, video recording, and viewing of images on
an NTSC or PAL monitor or other display device. Key features
include automatic setup of centering and sizing controls, vertical
and horizontal filtering, an LCD window for user-friendly menu
navigation, memory presets, and a buffered loop-through for
local monitor output. The VSC 500 can be controlled via the
front panel, IR remote, or RS-232.
■ Freeze/Reset button – The freeze function locks the
output display to the current image that is stored in
memory using the button on the front panel, the IR
remote, or RS-232. The Freeze/Reset LED will illuminate to
show this feature is enabled. Once an input has been
frozen, it can be removed from the unit, and the frozen
output will not be lost.
FEATURES
■ Autoscanning – Automatically recognizes and down
converts the incoming computer image, up to
1600 x 1200 resolution, 100 kHz horizontal and 120 kHz
vertical scan rates.
■ Input – 15-pin HD female VGA connector and VGA
buffered loop-through for local monitor output. Adapters
are available for MAC inputs.
■ Outputs – Three simultaneous NTSC or PAL video outputs
as RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB or component video, composite
video, and S-video.
■ Memory – Allows the scan converter to automatically
recall up to 16 user presets & an additional 60 factory
presets, along with eight zoom presets that can be
accessed with RS-232 or the included IR remote. This
allows greater functionality when converting images from
several types of computers.
■ Auto – Image™ setup – A press of a button automatically
adjusts the sizing, centering, and filtering in order to
optimize the output image.
■ Internal color bar generator – The VSC 500’s output can
be set to default to either a color bar pattern or black
screen to show when there is no input present.
■ IR remote – Included remote performs most panel
functions, such as the ability to freeze the image, zoom in
and out, size and shift horizontally and vertically, adjust the
vertical filters, and set presets.
■ RS-232 remote control – Extron’s Simple Instruction Set
(SIS™) is provided for RS-232 control via Extron’s
Windows®-based control program or third-party control
system.
■ Executive Mode – Locks out all front panel functions
except for the centering controls. All other functions remain
active through RS-232.
■ Rack-mountable – The VSC 500 is housed in a 1U high,
half rack width metal enclosure.
■ International internal power supply – The 100-240VAC,
50/60 Hz, auto switchable, internal power supply provides
worldwide power compatibility.
VSC Remote
The Extron VSC Remote provides infrared remote control for
the VSC 500 scan converter. It performs most front panel
functions, such as image freeze, zoom in and out, size and
shift horizontally and vertically, adjust the vertical filters, and
set presets.
SPECIFICATIONS
VIDEO INPUT
GENERAL
Number/signal type.................. 1 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB with 1 buffered
loop-through
Connectors .............................. 1 15-pin HD for input,
1 15-pin HD for loop-through
Minimum/maximum levels ...... 0V to 2.0V p-p with no offset at unity
gain
Impedance .............................. 75 ohms
Horizontal frequency ................ Autoscan 24 kHz to 100 kHz
Vertical frequency .................... Autoscan 50 Hz to 120 Hz
Resolution range ...................... Autoscan 560 x 384 to 1600 X 1200
Maximum DC offset ................ 2.0
Encoder .................................... 10 bit digital
Digital sampling ...................... 24 bit, 8 bits per color
Colors ...................................... 16.8 million
Vertical filtering ........................ 4 levels (selectable)
Encoder filtering ...................... 4 levels
Power ...................................... 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz,
40 watts, internal, auto-switchable
Temperature/humidity.............. Storage -40° to +158°F
(-40° to +70°C) 10% to 90%,
non-condensing
Operating +32° to +122°F
(0° to +50°C) / 10% to 90%,
non-condensing
Rack mount .............................. Yes, with optional rack shelf,
part #60-190-01
Enclosure type .......................... Metal
Enclosure dimensions................ 1.75" H x 8.75" W x 9.5" D (1U high,
half rack width) 4.4 cm H
x 22.2 cm W x 24.1 cm D (Depth
excludes connectors and knobs.)
Product weight ........................ 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Shipping weight ...................... 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
Vibration .................................. ISTA/NSTA 1A in carton (International
Safe Transit Association)
Listings .................................... UL, CUL
Compliances ............................ CE, FCC Class A, VCCI, AS/NZS, ICES
MTBF........................................ 30,000 hours
Warranty .................................. 3 years parts and labor
VIDEO OUTPUT
Number/signal type.................. 1 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, or component
video; 1 S-video; 1 composite video
(NTSC 15.75 kHz, 525 lines; or PAL,
15.5 kHz, 625 lines)
Connectors .............................. 5 BNC female: RGBHV/RGBS/RGsB/
component video
1 4-pin mini DIN female: S-video
1 BNC female: NTSC/PAL composite
video
Minimum/maximum levels ...... 0.0V to 1.0V p-p
Impedance .............................. 75 ohms
SYNC
Input type ................................ Autodetect RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
Output type.............................. RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
Standards ................................ NTSC 3.58, PAL
Input level ................................ 1.5V to 5.0V p-p
Output level ............................ TTL: 5.0V p-p
Input impedance ...................... 75 ohms
Output impedance .................. 75 ohms
Max input voltage .................... 5.0V p-p
Polarity .................................... Negative
CONTROL/REMOTE — SCAN CONVERTER
■ High quality Zoom control – Increased pixel clocking is
used for variable zoom to provide greater quality of the
displayed image.
Serial control port .................... RS-232 or RS-422, 9-pin female
D connector
Baud rate and protocol ............ 9600, 8-bit, 1 stop bit,
no parity
Serial control
pin configurations.................. 2 = TX, 3 = RX, 5 = GND, IR controller
module VSC Remote
Program control ...................... Extron’s control program for Windows®
Extron’s Simple Instruction
Set™ – SIS™
■ Sizing & centering controls – Allow for user-friendly
positioning and sizing of the image on screen, as well as
flexibility when panning across the image while zooming.
■ Vertical filtering – The VSC 500 has four vertical filter
settings selectable through the front panel LCD navigation
menus. Filters reduce jitter, improve image stability, and
assure that no picture detail is dropped during scan
conversion.
VSC Remote
Model
Part Numbers
VSC 500 .................................. 60-476-01
Included Accessories
VGA M6’ MHR .................... 26-238-01
BNC 5-6' MHR .................... 26-260-01
SVHSF 6’ ............................ 26-542-02
VSC IR Remote .................... 70-206-01
Optional Accessories
Under Desk mounting kit .... 70-219-01
1U Rack Shelf ...................... 60-190-01
SVHSM-BNCF Adapter ........ 26-353-01
RCA (female) or
BNC (male) Adapter.......... 10-264-01
S-video cable 6’ (1.8m) ...... 26-316-02
Scan Converter
APPLICATION DIAGRAM
VSC 500
HIGH-RESOLUTION, COMPUTER-TO-VIDEO
SCAN CONVERTER
Extron
VSC Remote
Infrared Remote
■ One VGA input, three simultaneous
outputs composite video, S-video,
and component video or RGB video
■ Autoscanning up to 1600 x 1200
■ Auto setup
■ Four vertical filters to improve
image clarity
■ Sizing & centering controls
B/B
G/Y
R/R
ID
■ Zoom control with eight presets
RS-232
Control
-232
RS 22
/4
-Y
EO
S-V
VID
-Y
V
H
OUT
PU
■ 16 auto memory locations and
60 factory presets
TS
ED H
ER UG
FF RO
BU-TH
OP
LO
T
PU
0.3
A
V
RG
B IN
40
0-2
IN
10
50
/60
PU
TS
■ Freeze function locks output to
current image in memory
Hz
Extron
VSC 500
■ Internal color bar generator
Videoconferencing
System
Scan Converter
■ IR and RS-232 remote control
VCR
PC
PANEL DRAWINGS
VSC 500
IR
SCAN CONVERTER
FREEZE
RESET
MENU
NEXT
SIZE
MIN/MAX
CENTER/PAN/SIZE
Front
100-240V
R/R-Y
0.3A
G/Y
The Extron VSC 500 high-resolution, computer-to-video scan converter, is a
B/B-Y
combination of high performance processing, essential features, and value.
BUFFERED
LOOP-THROUGH
RGB INPUT
INPUTS
H
V
VID
S-VIDEO
RS-232
/422
Innovative technologies incorporated into the scan conversion engine improve
OUTPUTS
video performance and enhance video output for use in everyday A/V systems.
50/60 Hz
Back
Extron Electronics, USA
1230 South Lewis Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
800.633.9876 714.491.1500
FAX 714.491.1517
Extron Electronics, Europe
Beeldschermweg 6C, 3821 AH Amersfoort
The Netherlands
+800.3987.6673 +31.33.453.4040
FAX +31.33.453.4050
Extron Electronics, Asia
135 Joo Seng Rd. #04-01
PM Industrial Bldg.
Singapore 368363
+65.6383.4400 FAX +65.6383.4664
Extron Electronics, Japan
Daisan DMJ Bldg. 6F, 3-9-1 Kudan Minami
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
Japan
+81.3.3511.7655 FAX +81.3.3511.7656
Copyright © 2002 Extron Electronics. All rights reserved. All trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
02-08
68-709-01
REV. A
www.extron.com