4-Port Dual View HDMI Switch
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VS482 User Manual
FCC Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
Š Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna;
Š Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver;
Š Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
which the receiver is connected;
Š Consult the dealer/an experienced radio/television technician for help.
RoHS
This product is RoHS compliant.
SJ/T 11364-2006
The following contains information that relates to China.
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User Information
Online Registration
Be sure to register your product at our online support center:
International
http://eservice.aten.com
Telephone Support
For telephone support, call this number:
International
886-2-8692-6959
China
86-10-5255-0110
Japan
81-3-5615-5811
Korea
82-2-467-6789
North America
1-888-999-ATEN ext 4988
United Kingdom
44-8-4481-58923
User Notice
All information, documentation, and specifications contained in this manual
are subject to change without prior notification by the manufacturer. The
manufacturer makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or
implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any
warranties as to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any of
the manufacturer's software described in this manual is sold or licensed as is.
Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and
not the manufacturer, its distributor, or its dealer), assumes the entire cost of all
necessary servicing, repair and any incidental or consequential damages
resulting from any defect in the software.
The manufacturer of this system is not responsible for any radio and/or TV
interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this device. It is the
responsibility of the user to correct such interference.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any damage incurred in the operation
of this system if the correct operational voltage setting was not selected prior
to operation. PLEASE VERIFY THAT THE VOLTAGE SETTING IS
CORRECT BEFORE USE.
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Package Contents
The VS482 4-Port Dual View HDMI Switch package consists of:
Š 1 VS482 4-Port Dual View HDMI Switch
Š 1 IR Remote Control Unit
Š 1 Power Adapter
Š 1 User Instructions
Š 1 Mounting kit
Check to make sure that all the components are present and that nothing got
damaged in shipping. If you encounter a problem, contact your dealer.
Read this manual thoroughly and follow the installation and operation
procedures carefully to prevent any damage to the unit, and/or any of the
devices connected to it.
* Features may have been added to the VS482 since this manual was printed.
Please visit our website to download the most up-to-date version.
© Copyright 2011–2012 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-0347-AT2G
Manual Date: 2012-11-26
ATEN and the ATEN logo are registered trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
All other brand names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective owners.
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Contents
FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
SJ/T 11364-2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
User Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Online Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Telephone Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
User Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Package Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
About this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .viii
Product Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .viii
1. Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Source Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Display Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
IR Remote Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2. Hardware Setup
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Grounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Installing the RS-232 Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3. Operation
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Manual Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Remote Control Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Power On Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Audio Return Channel (ARC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Enabling ARC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
RS-232 Serial Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Configuring the Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Switch Port Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Mute Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
ARC Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
EDID Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
CEC Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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Power On Detection (POD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Powering Off and Restarting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
OSD Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Input Setting Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Audio Setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
OSD Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
System Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Appendix
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
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About this Manual
This User Manual is provided to help you get the most from your VS482
system. It covers all aspects of installation, configuration and operation. An
overview of the information found in the manual is provided below.
Introduction, introduces you to the VS482 system. Its purpose, features and
benefits are presented, and its front and back panel components are described.
Hardware Setup, describes how to set up your VS482 installation. The
necessary steps are provided.
Operation, explains the fundamental concepts involved in operating the
VS482 via the front panel pushbuttons, remote controlled On-Screen Display
(OSD), or through the RS-232 serial interface.
An Appendix, provides specifications and other technical information
regarding the VS482.
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Conventions
This manual uses the following conventions:
Monospaced
Indicates text that you should key in.
[]
Indicates keys you should press. For example, [Enter] means to
press the Enter key. If keys need to be chorded, they appear
together in the same bracket with a plus sign between them:
[Ctrl+Alt].
1.
Numbered lists represent procedures with sequential steps.
♦
Bullet lists provide information, but do not involve sequential steps.
→
Indicates selecting the option (on a menu or dialog box, for
example), that comes next. For example, Start → Run means to
open the Start menu, and then select Run.
Indicates critical information.
Product Information
For information about all ATEN products and how they can help you connect
without limits, visit ATEN on the Web or contact an ATEN Authorized
Reseller. Visit ATEN on the Web for a list of locations and telephone numbers:
International
http://www.aten.com
North America
http://www.aten-usa.com
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Overview
With more and more HDMI devices entering the Home Theater market, the
need for simultaneous access to different HDMI sources is becoming
increasingly important. Now, the VS482 4-Port Dual View HDMI Switch
offers an easy and affordable way to add HDMI capabilities to your home
theater system by allowing you to switch easily between up to four HDMI
sources that are connected to up to two HDMI displays.
The VS482 supports four HDMI input sources and two HDMI output displays.
It is designed for two HDTV, audio/video receiver (AVR) or HD projector
display applications. The VS482 complies with HDMI standards, and is
designed to support 3D content, as well as featuring Audio Return Channel
(ARC) functionality. The VS482 also offers fast switching and has OSD
display controls for video, audio, system configuration and information.
With four HDMI input ports, the VS482 allows you to connect four HDMI
devices (such as an HD camcorder, satellite box, HD-DVD player, hi-def Bluray player, home theater PC, stand-alone streaming media player, or gaming
console) to two HDMI monitors, displays, projectors or TVs at the same time.
The remote control and convenient front panel pushbuttons allow you to
quickly and easily toggle between HDMI sources, while the front panel LEDs
indicate the source device at a glance.
Furthermore, for complete system and install integration, RS-232 control is
standard through the VS482’s built-in bi-directional RS-232 serial remote port
that allows the switch to be controlled through a Control Unit, PC, and/or home
automation / home theater software package.
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Features
Š Allows up to four HDMI sources to be connected to two HDMI displays
Š Easy and affordable way to add four HDMI inputs to your home theater
system
Š HDCP 1.2 compatible
Š Supports HDMI (3D, Audio Return Channel and deep color)
Š Audio Return Channel (ARC) function – connect an HDMI cable to the
ARC port to send audio from your source device to your audio/video
receiver
Š Instant switching between HDMI input sources via front panel
pushbuttons or through the RS-232 serial control port
Š Features EDID Expert technology to set up different configurations via
different EDID modes
Š Allows users to view the HDMI input source port/device for easy selection
Š On-Screen Display (OSD) for system configuration settings and
information display
Š Built-in bi-directional RS-232 serial control port for high-end system
control
Note: The AP and GUI operation instructions can be downloaded from the
ATEN website (www.aten.com).
Š IR control signal extension – extend the reach of the IR controller by
adding an IR receiver unit (IR receiver can be purchased separately)
Š Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) allows interconnected HDMI
devices to communicate and respond to one remote control
Š Superior video quality – HDTV resolutions of 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
(1920x1080); VGA, SVGA, SXGA, UXGA, and WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
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Š Supports multi-channel audio 2/5.1/ 7.1
Š Power On Detection – if the active HDMI input source device is powered
off (LED is off), the VS482 automatically switches to the next powered on
input source device
Š Extracts audio from HDMI input signal that supports both optical and
coaxial digital audio and one stereo audio output
Š Rack mountable, all-metal casing
Š Plug-and-play – no software installation required
Š DDC compatible
Š LED indication of HDMI source devices
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Requirements
The following equipment is required for a complete VS482 installation:
Source Device
Š HDMI Type A output connector(s)
Note: A DVI/HDMI adapter is required when connecting a DVI source
device.
Display Device
Š Up to 2 display devices or receivers with an HDMI Type A input
connector
Cables
Š 4 HDMI cables
Note: 1. No cables are included in this package. We strongly recommend that
you purchase high-quality cables of appropriate length since this will
affect the quality of the audio and video display. Contact your dealer
to purchase the correct cable sets.
2. If you wish to utilize the VS482’s high-end serial controller function,
you will also need to purchase an appropriate RS-232 cable.
See Installing the RS-232 Controller, page 12.
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Components
Front View
1
2
34
5
7
6
No.
Component
Description
1
Port LEDs
The SELECTED port’s LED (bottom, green) lights up
to indicate that the port is selected.
2
ARC LED
The LED (blue) lights up when the ARC function is
enabled.
3
Power Pushbutton
Press this button to turn on / off the switch.
4
Power LED
Š The LED (green) lights up when the switch is
powered on.
Š The LED (orange) lights up to indicate that the
switch is in standby mode.
5
IR Receiver
This receives signals from the IR remote control.
6
Port Selection
Pushbuttons
Pressing a port selection pushbutton routes the A/V
source from the corresponding input port to the output
port for display.
7
ARC button
Press this button to enable / disable the ARC function.
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Rear View
1
No.
1
2 3
4
5
6
7
Component
Grounding Terminal
8
9
Description
The grounding wire (used to ground the unit) attaches
here.
Note: The grounding wire is not included in this
package. Contact your dealer for more information.
2
Power Jack
The power adapter cable plugs in here.
3
IR Extender Port
Connect the IR Extender to this port.
Note: The additional IR receiver can be purchased
separately.
4
RS-232 Serial Port
This is the serial remote port for input source selection
and high-end system control, including firmware
upgrade.
5
Stereo Audio Ports
The red port is for the right audio channel, and the
white port is for the left audio channel.
6
Digital Audio Ports
Connect the optical and coaxial audio cables to these
ports.
7
HDMI Out (port 2)
The cable from the HDMI display or receiver device
plugs in here.
8
HDMI Out (port 1)
Š The cable from the HDMI display device or receiver
(ARC In)
plugs in here.
Š Connect the ARC audio input connector or receiver
to this port. The ARC audio can be transmitted back
(to audio receivers) through this connectivity
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6
HDMI In
The cables from the HDMI source devices can plug
into any of four available ports.
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IR Remote Control
1
2
3
4
5
6
9
7
8
No.
Component
Description
1
Up / Down / Left /
Right Buttons
Press the Up / Down / Left / Right button to cycle
through the OSD menu/selection.
2
Setup
Press this to confirm the selection on the OSD screen.
3
On
Press this to power on the display.
4
Off
Press this to power off the display.
5
Port Selection Buttons Press a button to bring the focus directly to the source
1~4
device attached to its associated port.
6
Menu
Press this to enable / disable the OSD menu.
7
Info button
Press this button to display information about the
source device on the upper left side of the screen. The
information can include: Source port number; Source
port number + Source Type; or turned off.
8
ARC
Enable / Disable ARC function. See ARC Commands,
page 20.
9
HDMI Mute
Enable / Disable audio for the output HDMI port.
See Mute Commands, page 19.
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Hardware Setup
1. Important safety information regarding the placement of this
device is provided on page 31. Please review it before
proceeding.
2. Make sure that the power to all devices connected to the
installation are turned off.
3. Make sure that all devices you will be installing are properly
grounded.
Rack Mounting
For convenience and flexibility, the VS482 can be mounted on system racks.
To rack mount a unit do the following:
1. Using the screws provided in the Mounting Kit, screw the mounting
bracket into the side of the unit as show in the diagram below:
Phillips hex head
M3x8
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2. Screw the bracket into any convenient location on the rack.
Note: These screws are not provided. We recommend that you use M5 x 12
Phillips Type I cross, recessed type screws.
Grounding
To prevent damage to your installation it is important that all devices are
properly grounded.
1. Use a grounding wire to ground the VS482 by connecting one end of the
wire to the grounding terminal, and the other end of the wire to a suitable
grounded object.
2. Make sure that the computer(s)/device(s) that the VS482 connects to are
properly grounded.
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Installation
Installation of the VS482 is simply a matter of plugging in the appropriate
cables.
To install the switch, refer to the installation diagram below as you perform the
following steps:
1. Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI input port on the video display
device to the HDMI output port on the rear of the VS482.
2. Use HDMI cables to connect the HDMI output ports on the source
device(s) to the HDMI input ports on the VS482.
3. Plug the provided power adapter into an appropriate AC power source;
plug the power adapter cable into the Power Jack on the VS482.
4. Connect your audio devices (such as speakers or AVRs) to the Stereo
Audio Ports or Digital Audio Ports.
5. (Optional) To edit the VS482 system settings through the RS-232 port,
connect the hardware / software controller here.
Hardware / Software
Controller
3
5
4
1
AVR
HDMI Output Device
2
HDMI A/V
Source Devices
This completes the basic installation of the 4-Port Dual View HDMI Switch.
You may now power on the display and source devices.
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Installing the RS-232 Controller
In order to use the RS-232 serial interface to attach a high-end controller (such
as a PC) to the VS482, use a serial cable such as a modem cable. The end
connecting to the VS482 should have a 9-pin male connector. Connect this to
the serial interface on the rear of the VS482. Refer to number 5 on the previous
diagram.
Note: To configure the controller serial port, see page 17.
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Operation
Overview
The 4-Port Dual View HDMI Switch offers easy and flexible source device
selection with either the front panel pushbuttons, with the remote control, or
through the RS-232 serial interface.
Note: 1. Whenever the VS482 is powered on and there is no video input source
connected, it automatically selects Port 1 as the active port (i.e., the
Port 1 LED lights up). You may choose one of the methods outlined
below to select a different port as your active port.
2. The VS482 takes about 10-20 seconds to boot up the system and
apply the system configuration when first powered on.
Manual Selection
To select a source device, press the pushbutton that corresponds to the port to
which it is connected.
Note: The Port LED (green) light indicates which port is currently selected.
Remote Control Selection
To select a source device with the remote control, press the number button that
corresponds to the port to which it is connected.
See IR Remote Control, page 7 for more details.
Note: Aim the remote control unit at the IR receiver located on the front panel
of the VS482. For optimum performance, make sure there is a clear lineof-sight between the remote control unit and the IR receiver.
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Power On Detection
The Power On Detection feature enables the VS482 to do the following:
Š It automatically switches to the next port with a powered on source device
connected when the current active port is powered off.
Š When the VS482 is turned on, the least numbered port with a video input
source connected acts as the active port. To select another port, see
Manual Selection, page 13.
If you have manually selected an active port, and the video input source device
is disconnected (but not powered off), the VS482 does not use any other
powered on video input source device.
Note: 1. Whenever the VS482 is powered on and there is no video input source
connected, it automatically selects Port 1 as the active port (i.e., the
Port 1 LED lights up).
2. Some video sources/devices may use a different Hot Plug Detect
(HDP) implementation that prevents the Power On Detection feature
from working properly.
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Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Audio Return Channel (ARC) allows an HDMI source device that receives
content via air waves (such as a TV or STB connected to a satellite antenna) to
send audio “upstream” to your HDMI display devices using only one HDMI
cable.
Initial Setup
The VS482 supports dual HDMI output for dual view, such as two HDTV or
audio/video receiver (AVR) applications, as shown in the following diagram.
HDMI Sources
or
AVR
Audio Output
or
AVR
HDMI Displays
The audio/video coming from the HDMI sources (Blu-ray, DVD, etc.) are
received by the VS482 and then passed on to the HDMI displays (TV, projector
or AVR).
However if the HDMI audio or video is coming from the TV (through a
satellite antenna or STB), you can enable ARC so that audio is sent to the AVR/
HDMI receiver through the HDMI cable or the device(s) connected to the
audio output port(s). See p. 16 for the diagram.
Note: 1. Without ARC, you must connect another cable, specifically for
passing audio, from the TV to the AVR or the device(s) connected to
the audio output port(s).
2. The ARC function requires HDTV built-in ARC function and
connect to the correct HDMI output port. Check your HDTV’s user
manual for this information.
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Enabling ARC
With ARC enabled, the TV can act as the HDMI source and send audio
“upstream” to the AVR or speakers connected to the HDMI output ports of the
VS482.
Note: The HDMI output port 1 is also the ARC input port, depending on
whether the ARC feature is enabled or disabled. See ARC Commands,
page 20 for more information.
In the following diagram, audio from the TV goes to the VS482 through the
ARC Input port, and is then passed on to the AVR via the HDMI cable or the
audio devices connected to the HDMI output ports. A user can also connect to
an audio device (receiver) using an optical or coaxial audio connector.
ARC input port
Satellite
STB
etc.
Audio output
AVR
Audio/Video Receiver
(HDMI output port 2)
No need for another
cable for audio
Note: 1. The scenario above works only if the TV supports HDMI and have
ARC enabled..
2. The ARC LED (blue) lights up to indicate that the ARC function is
enabled. There is no audio output if your HDTV does not support
ARC function or if the ARC function is not enabled.
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3. Operation
RS-232 Serial Interface
The VS482’s built-in bi-directional RS-232 serial interface allows system
control through a high-end controller, PC, and/or home automation / home
theater software package.
Configuring the Serial Port
The controller’s serial port should be configured as follows:
Baud Rate
19200
Data Bits
8
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
Flow Control
None
Switch Port Commands
The formulas for Switch Port commands are as follows:
1. Switch Command + Input Command + Port number [Enter]
For example, to switch input port to port 02, type the following:
sw i02 [Enter]
2. Switch Command + Control [Enter]
For example, to switch to the next port, input the following:
sw + [Enter]
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The following tables show the possible values and formats for the Input
command, Port Number and Control:
Command
sw
Description
Switch command
Input Command
i
Description
Input command
Port number
xx
Description
01-04 port (default is 01)
Control
Description
on
Turn on the display
off
Turn off the display
+
Next Port
-
Previous Port
Note: 1. Each command string can be separated with a space.
2. The Port Number command string can be skipped, and the default
value will be used.
The following table shows the available command list:
Command Input
sw
sw
sw
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i
Port
Control
xx
Enter
Description
[Enter] Switch Input Port
on
[Enter] Turn on (Display out)
off
[Enter] Turn off (No output)
+
[Enter] Switch to the next input
-
[Enter] Switch to the previous
input
3. Operation
Mute Commands
Enable or disable audio coming from the output HDMI port using the following
command:
Mute Command + Control [Enter]
The following tables show the possible values and formats for the Control
command:
Command
mute
Description
Enable / Disable audio of HDMI
output port
Control
Description
on
Mute on; audio from HDMI
output port is disabled
off
Mute off; audio output enabled
(default)
Note: Each command string can be separated with a space.
The following table shows the available command list:
Command
Control
Enter
Description
mute
on
[Enter]
Mute on (no audio)
mute
off
[Enter]
Mute off (audio out)
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ARC Commands
Audio Return Channel (ARC) allows a source device (TV, STB, etc.) to send
audio “upstream” to an audio/video receiver using only one HDMI cable. The
formula for enabling/disabling ARC is as follows:
ARC Command + Control [Enter]
The following tables show the possible values and formats for the Control
command:
Command
arc
Description
Enable / Disable ARC
Control
Description
on
ARC on; output audio passes
from HDMI output port 1 to HDMI
output port
off
ARC is disabled (default)
The following table shows the available command list:
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Command
Control
Enter
Description
arc
on
[Enter]
ARC on
arc
off
[Enter]
ARC off
3. Operation
EDID Commands
Extended Display Identification Information (EDID) is a data format that
contains a display's basic information and is used to communitcate with the
video source/system. You can set up which EDID mode the VS482 uses with
the following command:
EDID Command + Control [Enter]
The following tables show the possible values and formats for the Control
command:
Command
edid
Description
Enable EDID selection
Control
Description
port1
Implement the EDID of the
connected display to Port 1, and
pass it to the video source
auto
Implement the EDID of all
connected displays. The VS482
uses the best resolution for all
displays (default).
default
Implements ATEN’s default
EDID
The following table shows the available command list:
Command
Control
Enter
Description
edid
port1
[Enter]
The EDID from Port 1 is passed to the
video source
edid
auto
[Enter]
The VS482 implements the EDID of all
connected displays and uses the best
resolution for all displays (default)
edid
default
[Enter]
ATEN’s default EDID is passed to the
video source
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CEC Commands
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) allows interconnected HDMI devices to
communicate and respond to one remote control. The formula for CEC mode
selection commands is as follows:
CEC Command + Control [Enter]
The following tables show the possible values and formats for the Control
command:
Command
cec
Description
Enable CEC selection
Control
off
Description
Disable CEC (default)
auto
Apply the video source’s CEC to
all display output
port1
Apply the video source’s CEC
only to port 1
The following table shows the available command list:
Command
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Control
Enter
Description
cec
off
[Enter]
CEC off (default)
cec
auto
[Enter]
Connect the video source’s CEC with all
display output
cec
port1
[Enter]
Apply the video source’s CEC only to port
1
3. Operation
Power On Detection (POD)
The Power On Detection feature is turned on by default.
The formula for Power On Detection commands is as follows:
Power On Detection + Control command [Enter]
For example, to turn off the Power On Detection feature, input the following:
pod off [Enter]
The following tables show the possible values and formats for the Control
command:
Command
pod
Description
Power On Detection command
Control
Description
on
Turn on (default)
off
Turn off
Note: Each command can be separated with a space.
The following table shows the available command list:
Command
Control
Enter
pod
on
[Enter]
POD enabled (default)
Description
pod
off
[Enter]
POD disabled
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Verification
After entering a command, a verification message appears at the end of the
command line as follows:
Š Command OK - indicates that the command is correct and successfully
performed by the switch
Š Command incorrect - indicates that the command has the wrong format
and/or values.
Powering Off and Restarting
If you power off the VS482, follows these steps before powering it on again:
1. Power off the attached devices.
2. Unplug the power adapter cable from the VS482.
3. Wait 10 seconds, and then plug the power adapter cable back in.
4. After the VS482 is powered on, power on the attached devices.
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3. Operation
OSD Menu
Use the MENU pushbutton on the remote control to view the OSD menu and
cycle through the options in the order shown in the table below. See IR Remote
Control, page 7 for details on how to use the remote control.
Menu Page
Input Setting
Audio Setting
OSD Setting
Sub-Menu Page(s)
HDMI 1
HDMI device / Blu-ray player / DVD player /
Game Console / Set Top Box / Portable Device
/ PC
HDMI 2
HDMI device / Blu-ray player / DVD player /
Game Console / Set Top Box / Portable Device
/ PC
HDMI 3
HDMI device / Blu-ray player / DVD player /
Game Console / Set Top Box / Portable Device
/ PC
HDMI 4
HDMI device / Blu-ray player / DVD player /
Game Console / Set Top Box / Portable Device
/ PC
ARC
Disable / Enable
Audio Channel
AUTO / Stereo / 5.1 Channel / 7.1 Channel
HDMI Audio Output
On / Off
Message Display
Mode
Channel / Full / Off
Transparency
0 ~100 (default is 75)
System Setting EDID
Auto / Port1 / Default
CEC
Off / Auto / Port1
Reset to Default
On / Off
Version
Version Number
Note: 1. The highlighted texts indicate the VS482’s default setting.
2. The OSD function is disabled while 3D content is being displayed.
Switch to 2D content or a different input port to enable the OSD.
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Input Setting Menu
Use this screen to select the video source device(s) for the HDMI input port(s).
1. Use the drop-down menu to select a video source device for HDMI 1 input
port. Options are as follows.
Note: The default value HDMI Device does not point to any device. It
means there is no video source selected for that HDMI input port.
2. Do the same for HDMI 2 to HDMI 4 input ports.
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Audio Setting
Use this screen to configure the VS482 audio settings.
1. Use the drop-down menu to Enable or Disable ARC on the VS482.
See Audio Return Channel (ARC), page 15 for more details on this feature.
2. Use the drop-down menu to select which audio channel receiver the
VS482 uses. The default value is Auto.
3. Use the drop-down menu to turn on/off the audio coming from the HDMI
output port(s). Select On to enable audio from the active HDMI output
port, and select Off to disable it.
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OSD Setting
Use this screen to configure the VS482 OSD settings.
1. Use the drop-down menu to select which display mode the VS482 uses to
display information in the upper left corner of the screen. Options are as
follows.
Š Channel - This shows the source port number.
Š Full - This shows the source port number and source type. See Input
Setting Menu, page 26 for the list of source types.
Š Off - There is no information shown.
2. Select the visibility of the OSD menu when it is invoked. Press the menu
button to enter the adjustment menu. Press the up/down button to select
increase/decrease the value then press the setup button to adjust. The value
100 shows a fully visible and opaque OSD menu. The default value is 75.
Note: The Transparency value must be divisible by 5 (i.e., 5, 10, 15, 20...
and so on).
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System Setting
Use this screen to configure the VS482 system settings.
1. Use the drop-down menu to set up which EDID mode the VS482 uses.
See EDID Commands, page 21 for more details.
2. Use the drop-down menu to select how the video source’s CEC is applied.
See CEC Commands, page 22 for more details.
3. Set this to On to have the VS482 return to default settings when it is reset.
Otherwise, select Off.
4. This read-only field shows the firmware version of the VS482.
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Appendix
Safety Instructions
General
Š Read all of these instructions. Save them for future reference.
Š Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the device.
Š Do not place the device on any unstable surface (cart, stand, table, etc.). If
the device falls, serious damage will result.
Š Do not use the device near water.
Š Do not place the device near, or over, radiators or heat registers.
Š The device cabinet is provided with slots and openings to allow for
adequate ventilation. To ensure reliable operation, and to protect against
overheating, these openings must never be blocked or covered.
Š The device should never be placed on a soft surface (bed, sofa, rug, etc.) as
this will block its ventilation openings. Likewise, the device should not be
placed in a built in enclosure unless adequate ventilation has been provided.
Š Never spill liquid of any kind on the device.
Š Unplug the device from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Š The device should be operated from the type of power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available,
consult your dealer or local power company.
Š The device is designed for IT power distribution systems with 230V
phase-to-phase voltage.
Š To prevent damage to your installation it is important that all devices are
properly grounded.
Š The device is equipped with a DC adapter. This is a safety feature.
Š To help protect your system from sudden, transient increases and
decreases in electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or
un-interruptible power supply (UPS).
Š Position system cables and power cables carefully; Be sure that nothing
rests on any cables.
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Š Never push objects of any kind into or through cabinet slots. They may
touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts resulting in a risk of fire
or electrical shock.
Š Do not attempt to service the device yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
Š If the following conditions occur, unplug the device from the wall outlet
and bring it to qualified service personnel for repair.
Š Liquid has been spilled into the device.
Š The device has been exposed to rain or water.
Š The device has been dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged.
Š The device exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need
for service.
Š The device does not operate normally when the operating instructions
are followed.
Š Only adjust those controls that are covered in the operating instructions.
Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage that will
require extensive work by a qualified technician to repair.
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Appendix
Rack Mounting
Š Before working on the rack, make sure that the stabilizers are secured to
the rack, extended to the floor, and that the full weight of the rack rests on
the floor. Install front and side stabilizers on a single rack or front
stabilizers for joined multiple racks before working on the rack.
Š Always load the rack from the bottom up, and load the heaviest item in the
rack first.
Š Make sure that the rack is level and stable before extending a device from
the rack.
Š Use caution when pressing the device rail release latches and sliding a
device into or out of a rack; the slide rails can pinch your fingers.
Š After a device is inserted into the rack, carefully extend the rail into a
locking position, and then slide the device into the rack.
Š Do not overload the AC supply branch circuit that provides power to the
rack. The total rack load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit
rating.
Š Make sure that all equipment used on the rack – including power strips and
other electrical connectors – is properly grounded.
Š Ensure that proper airflow is provided to devices in the rack.
Š Ensure that the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment
does not exceed the maximum ambient temperature specified for the
equipment by the manufacturer.
Š Do not step on or stand on any device when servicing other devices in a
rack.
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Technical Support
International
Š For online technical support – including troubleshooting, documentation,
and software updates: http://eservice.aten.com
Š For telephone support, see Telephone Support, page iii:
North America
Email Support
Online
Technical
Support
support@aten-usa.com
Troubleshooting
Documentation
Software Updates
Telephone Support
http://www.aten-usa.com/support
1-888-999-ATEN ext 4988
When you contact us, please have the following information ready beforehand:
Š Product model number, serial number, and date of purchase.
Š Your computer configuration, including operating system, revision level,
expansion cards, and software.
Š Any error messages displayed at the time the error occurred.
Š The sequence of operations that led up to the error.
Š Any other information you feel may be of help.
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Appendix
Specifications
Function
VS482
Display Connections
Connectors
2
Device
HDMI In
4 x HDMI Type A Female (Black)
Display
HDMI Out
2 x HDMI Type A Female (Black)
Optical Audio
Coaxial Audio
1 x RCA (Orange)
Stereo Audio
2 x RCA (Red / White)
RS-232 Port
1 x DB-9 Female (Black)
Power
IR Extension Port
Switches
LEDs
1 x 3.5mm phone jack
4
ARC Selection
1
Power Button
1
Selected
Power
IR Control
4 (Green)
1 (Blue)
1 (Green / Orange)
1
Video
HDTV resolutions of 480p, 720p, 1080i,
1080p (1920x1080); WUXGA (1920 x
1200)
Power Consumption
Operating Temp.
Storage Temp.
Physical
Properties
1 x DC Jack
Port Switch
ARC Selected
Environment
1 x Toslink (Black)
DC 5.3V, 6.95W
0–50ºC
-20–60ºC
Humidity
0–80% RH, Non-condensing
Housing
Metal
Weight
Dimensions
2.16 Kg
43.72 x 15.86 x 5.54 cm
(L x W x H)
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Limited Warranty
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DIRECT VENDOR'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE PAID
FOR THE PRODUCT FROM DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, DISK,
OR ITS DOCUMENTATION.
The direct vendor makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory with
respect to the contents or use of this documentation, and especially disclaims its quality,
performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.
The direct vendor also reserves the right to revise or update the device or
documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity of such
revisions, or update. For further inquiries, please contact your direct vendor.
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