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Altinex UT250-101 User`s guide
Tilt 'N Plug® Jr. Interconnect with Display Select
User’s Guide
• Disconnect the power cord to turn off the power. This supplies power to
the socket on the pop-up panel. The power outlet should be installed
near the equipment and be easily accessible.
We greatly appreciate your purchase of your Tilt 'N Plug Jr. (TNP Jr.)
Interconnect Box. We are sure you will find it reliable and simple to use.
Superior performance for the right price, backed by solid technical and
customer support is what ALTINEX has to offer.
• We recommend using wall outlets with a Ground Fault Circuit
Interrupter (GFCI) for maximum protection.
We are committed to providing Signal Management
to our customers for the most demanding audiovisual installations at
competitive pricing and we welcome you to join the ranks of our many
satisfied customers throughout the world.
• Install all cables according to the instructions found herein. Do not force
or pull any cable that is attached to the TNP Jr.
1.3 Cleaning
1. Precautions and Safety Warnings
• Surfaces should be cleaned 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.
Please read this manual carefully before using your TNP Jr. Interconnect
Box. Keep this manual handy for future reference. These safety instructions
are to ensure the long life of your TNP Jr. and to prevent fire and shock
hazards. Please read them carefully and heed all warnings.
1.4 FCC Notice
• 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.
1.1 General
• Qualified ALTINEX service personnel or their authorized representatives
must perform all service as there are high-voltage components inside.
• 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
instructions found herein, 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 expense.
1.2 Installation Precautions
• For best results, place the TNP Jr. in a dry area away from dust.
• To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this unit to water or moisture. Do
not place the unit 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 TNP Jr. carefully. Dropping or jarring can damage the bezel.
• Never place fingers inside the opening on either side of the unit. This
action could cause injury due to sharp edges inside.
• Any changes or modifications to the unit not expressly approved by
ALTINEX, Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
• Do not place heavy objects on top of the TNP Jr. Do not use excessive
force to push down on the top of the unit.
2. Installation Procedures
Step 1. Cut an opening into the table’s surface. Refer to the ALTINEX website at for
cutout requirements. Always confirm dimensions before cutting!
Step 2. Insert the TNP Jr. into the table cutout from the top of the table feeding the cables first.
Step 3. Place the support brackets under the table between the support mount grooves on the side of the
TNP Jr. Attach the brackets to the groove at the desired height and secure them to the bottom of
the table using the thumb screws provided.
Step 4. Secure the cables using the cable clamps and screws included; secure the power cord from the
bottom of the housing and attach it to the table separately from the signal cables.
Leave enough slack in the service loop to allow for easy opening and closing, but not too much as
to cause excess drooping of the service loop.
Step 5. Connect the control (terminal block), audio (3.5 mm), and video (VGA) cables to the input of the UT250-101.
Important: Make sure the audio, video, and control cables are all on the same input number.
Step 6. Connect the remaining cables with their corresponding mates; AC plug to AC outlet, CAT-5 to LAN connection, etc.
Step 7. Once you have applied power and connected the proper cables on the bottom of the unit you may raise the unit. To raise the TNP into position, push
down on the front of the top cover; the latching mechanism releases, and the pneumatic spring raises it into position.
Step 8. To lower the unit, push on the top of the TNP Jr. until it locks into place.
Step 9. The TNP Jr. is now operational. If the unit does not raise and lower easily, adjust the service loops under the table.
3. Limited Warranty/Return Policies
Please see the ALTINEX website at for details on warranty and return policies.
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4. Technical Specifications
Specifications are subject to change. See for up-to-date information.
Audio, Video, Communication
6 ft (2 m)
Max. Table Thickness
2.25 in (57 mm)
Height, opened
5.5 in (140 mm)
3.5 mm F-M (1)
5.4 in (137 mm)
Network (CAT-6)
RJ-45 F-M (1)
4.9 in (124 mm)
Type A F-M (1)
Matte Black
Computer Video
Stereo Audio
Pass-Through AC Power
110 VAC, 60 Hz, 5 A
15-pin HD F-M (1)
9-10 ft (2.7-3.0 m)
Weight (approx.)
3.7 lb (1.7 kg)
NEMA F-M (1)
Shipping Weight
4.1 lb (1.9 kg)
T° Operating
Agency Approval
UL Listed
T° Maximum
UL Listing is Pending
Accessories Included
-Mounting screws/brackets
-Cable clamps/screws
90% non-condensing
Table 2. TNP221 Mechanical
Table 1. TNP221 General
(Single outlet panel)
Power Rating
(pass-through AC power)
Table 3. TNP221 Electrical
120VAC, 60Hz, 5A
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5. About Your Tilt 'N Plug Jr. Interconnect Box with Display Select
Factory customizable
Pre-terminated, ready to install
Low profile, small footprint
Built-in control
The TNP221 is an audio-visual interface that provides VGA, computer/MP3 audio
(3.5mm), network (RJ-45), USB, and a single AC Power (NEMA 15R) connector in
a compact tabletop design. Mounted into the bezel of the TNP221 is a two-button
display selector. This display selection feature is specifically designed to control the
ALTINEX UT250-101 Under Table VGA + Stereo 8 X 4 Auto-switcher making
presentations simple and easy to use.
Each TNP221 user can select which display will receive their laptop image. The
user can select output 1, or 2, or both displays.
The TNP221 is factory customizable. For example, the RJ-45 connector can be
replaced with a second USB connector or one of over 27 other connector options.
The combination of TNP221 with UT250-101 provides an exceptional collaborative presentation environment where up to 8 individuals can present ideas and
data using a single set of shared LCD panels or other display devices.
All signals pass through the input plate directly to cables on the underside of the table with no intervening circuitry. The use of additional ALTINEX Signal
Management Solutions such as computer video interfaces, distribution amplifiers, and switchers may be desirable.
The input plate of the Tilt 'N Plug Jr. is accessible by pushing down on the top cover. The unit then auto-tilts open with help from an internal pneumatic spring.
Once open, the input plate remains securely in place. The input plate is hidden by pressing down on the top cover until the latching mechanism engages. In its
closed position, the top panel lies flush with the tabletop, held in place by the latching mechanism.
All Tilt 'N Plug Jr. Signal Management Solutions come with a standard top and bezel offering a high quality matte black finish. Other finishes or special bezel
configurations are available upon request. Please contact an ALTINEX representative to discuss custom options.
15-pin HD
3.5mm Audio
RJ-45 Network Jack
120VAC, 5A
Tilt ‘N Plug Jr.
USB Type A
Output Select
1 and 2
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6. Application Diagrams
Diagram 1: TNP221 Dimensions
[137 mm]
[124 mm]
Tilt ‘N Plug Jr.
[50 mm]
[140 mm]
[90 mm]
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Diagram 2: UT250-101 Connection
Make sure the video, audio, and control lines are all going to the same input number.
For example, run the new video, audio, and control lines from the TNP221 lines to Video Input 1, Audio Input 1, and Control Input 1.
Start with Input 1 and work your way down to Input 6.
Inputs 7 and 8 are typically reserved for use with video conferencing or logo screensavers; however, they can be used as standard inputs if
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Diagram 3: TNP221 Cutout Dimensions
4x R.500"
This drawing is NOT to scale.
Refer to the ALTINEX website at for cutout requirements.
Always confirm dimensions before cutting
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7. Operation
7.1 Opening and Closing the Tilt 'N Plug Jr.
The Tilt 'N Plug Jr. will open easily when the top is pressed down and then
When the Tilt 'N Plug Jr. is not in use, simply press the top down until it is
level with the surface of the table and then release. The unit will remain
hidden until needed again.
7.2 Power/Signal Connections
Connect external devices to the appropriate connector on the Tilt 'N Plug Jr.
Remember, the devices plugged into the AC power connectors should not
draw more than 5A AC.
7.3 Output/Display Select
The UT250-101 can be configured for various modes of operations. The
output select buttons behave differently depending on the precise
configuration. In the default configuration, the output select buttons have
the following behavior:
TNP221 with No Video Signal Applied:
Pressing either output select button "wakes up" the system up,
turns on the display, and then directs the video from Input 8 to all
outputs. Input 8 is typically used for a logo, screensaver, or
demonstration video.
TNP221 with Video Signal Applied:
As soon as the UT250-101 detects a video signal, the system
"wakes up", turns on the display, and switches Input 8 to all
outputs. Input 8 is typically used for a logo, screensaver, or
demonstration video.
Press Output Select 1 button to direct the audio and video from
the TNP221 to Outputs 1A and 1B. Press the Output Select 1
button a second time while its LED is on to switch the input from
the TNP221 to Input 8 on the UT250-101. Output Select 2
operates the same except it directs the audio and video to Outputs
2A and 2B.
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8. Troubleshooting Guide
Make sure that no cable or power cord is damaged or pinched. If there has been damage, do not use the Tilt 'N Plug Jr. Please call the ALTINEX
Customer Service Department at (714) 990-2300 to have the unit repaired.
The Tilt 'N Plug Jr. supplied was carefully tested and no problems were detected. However, we would like to offer the following suggestions:
Unit Tilts Up Slowly or
1. If the unit does not rise into position correctly, check the service loops for the signal and power cords on the
bottom of the unit. If there is insufficient service loop the unit will not raise properly.
No Display on Projector
2. Make sure the projector has power and is turned on. If the projector power is controlled by the switcher through
RS-232 control, make sure the cables are connected and the correct codes have been selected.
1. Check the source and make sure there is a signal present.
3. Make sure the correct input is selected at the TNP221.
1. The source resolution may not be compatible with the projector or other display device. Try other resolutions from
the source.
Poor Output Image
2. The source and display may not be compatible. Connect the source directly to the input of the projector or other
display device. If the image is poor the devices may be incompatible.
3. Use high-quality cables, especially if making long cable runs.
1. Make sure the amplifier or speakers are connected to the speaker output on the switcher.
2. Make sure an input is selected and that the input has audio playing.
No Sound
3. The output audio plays the audio from the last selected source. Make sure the last selected source has audio playing.
4. Increase the source volume.
5. Some audio sources require amplification to be heard on overhead speakers. Check the audio level and make sure
the source level is compatible with the speakers.
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