EVMX4088 Product Manual
HDMI®
8x8
MATRIX SELECTOR SWITCH
(over Single Cat5e/Cat6 Cable)
Vanco Part Number
EVMX4088
HDMI® 8x8 Matrix
Selector Switch (over
Single Cat5e/Cat6 Cable)
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DEAR CUSTOMER
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please
read these instructions carefully before connecting,
operating or adjusting this product. Please keep this
manual for future reference.
This product is 100% inspected and tested in the United
States to verify HDMI performance parameters.
WARNING
1. Do not expose this unit to water,
moisture, or excessive humidity.
2. Do not install or place this unit
in a built-in cabinet, or other
confined space without adequate
ventilation.
3. To prevent risk of electrical shock
or fire hazard, due to overheating
do not obstruct unit’s ventilation
openings.
4. Do not install near any source of
heat, including other units that
may produce heat.
5. Do not place unit near flames.
6. Only clean unit with a dry cloth.
7. Unplug unit during lightening
storms or when not used for
an extended period of time.
A surge protector is strongly
recommended.
8. Protect the power cord from
being walked on or pinched,
particularly at the plugs.
9. Use unit only with accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
10. Refer all servicing to qualified
personnel.
CAUTION
HDMI is a very complex technology requiring continuous authentication of the signal
and the same video resolution and audio settings on all electronic equipment in the
system. When there are multiple sources and displays, the video resolution and
audio setting on all connected units must be adjusted to correspond with that of the
display having the lowest video and audio capability.
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FEATURES
INTRODUCTION
The Evolution by Vanco 8X8 Matrix Selector Switch over Single Cat5e/Cat6 Cable with RS-232 is an
HD switching and extension system that comprises of an 8 input/8 output HD Matrix. Have 8 sources
displayed simultaneously on any display or have a single source duplicated on multiple displays, flexibility
for the perfect solution. Simple plug and play solution that allows each output with the ability to extend
HDMI signal up to 131 feet over a single category 5e or 6 cable. The result is a solution that allows
each output with the ability to extend HDMI over long distances in conjunction with the Evolution HDMI
over Cat5e/6 receiver EVRX3001 (sold separately). Features additional HDMI output per UTP output
for flexibility or mirroring capability, able to handle up to 16 displays. With an output bandwidth of 6.75
Gbps, the EVMX4088 is capable of full 1080p HD video and HD multi-channel audio distribution with
simple control using the front panel or remotely via IR Receivers at display locations. Includes RS-232
connectivity for third party integration for control and switching, as well as IP control along with LAN
connectivity for control and switching remotely, using a smartphone or tablet. Also features EDID
management system, which allows and encourages device communication compatibility for seamless
integration. For the quickest, most convenient and cost effective means of transmitting and controlling
full, uncompressed 1080p HD video and HD audio, the EVMX4088 is a solid choice for any application.
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HDMI® 8x8 Matrix Selector Switch (over Single Cat5e/Cat6
Cable)
Part # EVMX4088
• Allows up to 8 HDMI sources to be distributed simultaneously to up to 8 displays
• Transmission Range: Extends 1080p resolution up to 131ft/40m over Cat5e/Cat6
• 8 additional HDMI outputs for flexibility or mirroring capability; allows for connection of
up to 16 displays or the ability to create a larger distribution system by cascading or
daisy chaining
• Features EDID management which supports default HDMI EDID and has the ability to
learn the EDID of display equipment for any “handshake” issues via RS-232 connectivity
• For even greater control and fine tuning, each receiver features a fully adjustable EQ
distance range for optimizing the transmission signal
• Receivers (Sold Separately; Part Number EVRX3001) feature LED indicators for clear
power and video signal selection
• HDCP Compliant
• Supports HDMI Deep Color and 3D
• Supports 7.1 channel digital audio
• Wideband IR pass-through (20kHz to 60 kHz)
• Choose from 5 switching modes – front panel buttons, Local remote control, RS-232
control, IR call-back (dedicated IR extension cable connected to IR extension port, and
IR emitters on sources required), and IP control utilizing smartphone or tablet via LAN
• 12V 5A DC, UL Listed Power supply for 8X8 matrix unit
• 8X8 Matrix Dimensions: 17.32” (440 mm) W x 1.73” (44 mm) H x 8.57” (217.7 mm)
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SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL SPECS
HDCP Compliance....................................................... Yes
Video Bandwidth......................................................... Single-link 225Mhz [6.75 Gbps]
Video Support............................................................ 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p @60 36-bit color
Audio Support............................................................ Surround Sound (up to 7.1 ch) or stereo digital audio
ESD Protection........................................................... [1] Human body model — ±19kV [air-gap discharge]
& ±12kV [contact discharge] [2] Core chipset — ±8kV
PCB stack-up............................................................. 4-layer board [impedance control — differential
100Ω; single 50Ω]
Input......................................................................... 8x HDMI / 1x RS-232 / 1x Ethernet / 9x IR socket for
IR receiver
Output....................................................................... 8x RJ-45 / 8x HDMI / 9x IR socket for IR blaster
HDMI connector......................................................... Type A 19 pin female
RJ-45 connector......................................................... WE/SS 8P8C with 2 LED indicators
RS-232 connector...................................................... DE-9 [9-pin D-sub female]
3.5mm connector....................................................... Earphone jack for IR blaster; [All IR Out] IR signal
from all outputs; [IR1~IR8] IR control on individual source device; Earphone jack for IR receiver; [System IR]
Receives IR commands from remote control; [IR1~IR8] Receives IR commands from individual remote control
MECHANICAL SPECS
Housing..................................................................... Metal enclosure
Power supply.............................................................. 12V 5A DC
Power consumption..................................................... 20 Watts [max]
Operation temperature................................................ 32-104 degrees F
Storage temperature.................................................. -4 - 140 degrees F
Relative humidity........................................................ 20-90% RH (no condensation)
PACKAGE CONTENTS
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EVMX4088 HDMI 8X8 Matrix Selector Switch
IR Receiver (RX)
IR Blaster (TX)
DC 12V5A power supply
Rack-mounting ear set
IR remote control
Installation software CD
User Manual
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PANEL DESCRIPTIONS
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1. Power Switch
2. Source Status: Input source indicator LED
3. 7-segment LED: for output 1-8 status
4. IR SENSOR: IR sensor for receiving the IR commands from IR remote
5. Push Button: Select the output and input
6. Push Button: Enter Button
7. RS-232: RS-232 control port
8. +12V DC: 12V DC power jack
9. Ethernet: Ethernet control port
10. Output Port 1-8: RJ-45 outputs for each output channel
11. HDMI Local Loopout Port 1-8: Local loopout HDMI outputs for each output channel
12. IR Receiver 1-8: Infrared 3.5mm socket for plugging in the extension cable of IR receiver
13. System IR Receiver: Ext. IR receiver
14. IR Blaster 1-8: 3.5mm IR blaster socket for individual HDMI source control
15. All IR Output: 3.5mm IR blaster socket for HDMI source control on all 4 inputs
16. INPUT 1-8: HDMI inputs
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PANEL DESCRIPTIONS RECEIVER Part#EVRX3001 (Sold Separately)
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1. 5V DC: Connect to 5V DC power supply.
2. HDMI OUT: Connect to a HDMI display with a HDMI male-male cable.
3. EQ ROTARY DIAL - If you see flickering or blinking image on the display,
adjust the EQ rotary switch to improve the cable skew. MAX stands for the
strongest HDMI signal level for the longest possible transmission length while
MIN stands for the weakest HDMI signal level for short transmission length.
Adjust the signal level from MIN to MAX until desired video quality is displayed.
Recommended EQ settings
Position
Cable Length
0 (MIN)-2
under 15m (49.5ft)
3-5
15-30m (49.5 ft - 99ft)
6-7 (MAX)
30-40m (99ft - 132ft)
LENGTH
4. HDMI Signal IN: Plug in a Cat-5/5e/6 cable that needs to be linked to the receiving
unit EVRX3001-RX.
5. IR Blaster: Infrared 3.5mm socket for plugging in the extension cable of IR blaster
6. IR Receiver: Infrared 3.5mm socket for plugging in the extension cable of IR receiver
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EDID
EDID management allows for EDID learning or to pre-set an EDID to encourage a “handshake” between the
display and source.
The EDID learning function is only necessary whenever any display on the HDMI output port is not outputting
audio and video properly. Because the HDMI source devices and displays may have various level of capability in
playing audio and video, the general principle is that the source device will output the lowest standards in audio
format and video resolutions to be acceptable among all HDMI displays connected. In this case, a 720p stereo
HDMI signal output would be probably the safest choice. The EDID function can also force the matrix to learn
the EDID of the lowest capable HDMI display among others to make sure all displays are capable to play the
HDMI signals normally.
There are 3 methods for EDID Learning as shown below:
1. IR Remote Control: Please refer to the Operation Control - IR Remote Control
2. Software Control: Please refer to the Operation Control - Software Control through RS-232 and LAN port
3. Web Interface Control: Please refer to the Operation Control – Web Interface Control
EDID
EDID Settings:
There are nine embedded default EDID settings as shown below:
1. Full-HD([email protected])-24bit 2D & 2ch & Dolby 5.1ch
2. Full-HD([email protected])-24bit 2D & 7.1ch
3. Full-HD([email protected])-24bit 3D & 2ch
4. Full-HD([email protected])-24bit 3D & 7.1ch
5. HD([email protected])([email protected])-24bit 2D & 2ch
6. HD([email protected])([email protected])-24bit 2D & 7.1ch
7. Full-HD([email protected])-36bit 2D & 2ch
8. Full-HD([email protected])-36bit 2D & 7.1ch
9. Full-HD([email protected])-24bit 2D & 2ch
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OPERATION CONTROL - FRONT
PANEL
1. INPUT/OUTPUT MAPPING
• Use the “LEFT” or “RIGHT“ push button to select the output desired to switch sources
to.
• Use the “UP” or “DOWN“ push button to select the specific source.
• Press “SET” to confirm
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OPERATION CONTROL - IR
REMOTE CONTROL
1. INPUT/OUTPUT Switch - Push the corresponding button on the remote to select Input & Output port.
Operation
Procedure
IN/OUT Switch Ex: Input 2 To Output 3
Output Number (1~8) + Input Number (1~8)
1. Press output number key “3” to select Output 3
2. Press input number key “2” twice to select Input 2
2. Function Key
Button
Function
OFF
Standby mode
ON
Power on the matrix switcher
STATUS Preset output status
SAVE
Save current mapping mode
PRESET Preset mapping mode
DEFAULT EDID
Begin default EDID selection
LEARN EDID
Begin EDID learning from one output
CLEAR Clear the previous IR operation procedure
TAKE
Trigger the previous setting
F1Reserved
F2Reserved
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7-Segment LED
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3
2
Operation
Procedure
Output Status
Status + Output Number (1~8) + Take
Ex: Output 4(Input 2)
Save Current Mapping
Ex: Save current mapping
to 5
7-Segment LED
1. Press “STATUS” button
-
2. Press output number key “4” to select
Output 4
4
-
3. Press “TAKE” button
4
2
Status + Output Number (1-8 storage site)
+ Take
1.Press “SAVE” button
d
-
2.Press output number key “5” to select the
storage site 5
d
5
3.Press “TAKE” button
Preset Mapping
Ex: Preset saved
mapping from 5
Preset + Output Number (1-8 storage
site) + Take
1.Press “PRESET” button
P
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2.Press output number key “5” to select the
storage site 5
P
5
3.Press “TAKE” button
Learn default EDID
Ex: Default EDID 2 Input
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Default EDID + Output Number (1-8
default EDID) + Input Number (input 1~8)
+ Take
1.Press “DEFAULT EDID” button
E
d
2.Press output number key “2” to select
default EDID 2
2
d
3.Press input number key “3” to select Input
3
2
3
4.Press “TAKE” button
0 F
0 (success)
F (fail)
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OPERATION CONTROL - IR REMOTE
CONTROL Continued
Learn default EDID
Learn + Output 8 (EDID Port) +Input
Number (input 1~8) + Take
Ex: Learn EDID
PortInput 3
1.Press “LEARN” button
E
L
2.Press output number key “8” to select
EDID Port
8
L
3. Press input number key “3” to select Input 8
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3
4.Press “TAKE” button
0 F
0 (success)
F (fail)
Mute Output
Mute + Output Number (1~8) + Take
Ex: Mute Output 3
1. Press “MUTE” button
0
2. Press output number key “3” to select
Output 3
3
0
3.Press “TAKE” button
3
0
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OPERATION CONTROL - SOFTWARE
CONTROL THROUGH RS-232 AND
LAN PORT
1. System Requirement
1) OS Information: MS WinXP/7
2) Baud rates: 9600
3) Software size: 3 MB
4) Minimum RAM requirement: 256 MB
OPERATION CONTROL – Software control through RS-232
1. I/O Routing Button
2. Rename I/O Button
3. EDID Button
4. Network Button
5. F/W Update & Default Reset Button
6. Refresh COM Port
7. COM Port Selection
8. Connection Status
9. Connect/Disconnect Button
10. Control SW via RS-232
11. Control SW via Network
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1. Input Selection and Mapping
I/O:
Select the input
Click “Send” to change the I/O setting
Save Mapping:
Select Mapping(1-8)
Click “Save” button to save current mapping
Preset Mapping:
Select Mapping(1-8)
Click “Recall” button to recall previous mapping which are saved
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2. Rename I/O Button
Rename I/O:
Rename output name
Rename input name
Rename Mapping:
Rename Mapping name
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3. EDID BUTTON
Learn EDID from Default
Select Default EDID(1-8 Default EDID)
Select Input
Click “Send” button to learn default EDID
Learn EDID From Display
Select output
Select Input
Click “Send” button to learn display EDID
Load EDID File to Input
Select Input
Click “Load” button to select the EDID file
View EDID
Select Input or HDMI output
Click “View” button to read the EDID and analysis
Create EDID
Click “Create” button to create EDID file
Select the EDID content
Click “Save EDID on Computer” to save the generated EDID as a file
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4. NETWORK
Save Setting
Save the IP address which is manually entered
Read Setting:
Read the IP address from the device
** The default IP address is 192.168.1.111
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5. SYSTEM BUTTON
1) Version:
=> To get the F/W version information
2) Factory Reset
3) Help
=> To view the steps of the firmware update
4) Firmware Update Main Board
5) Firmware Update Web IC
6) Firmware Update Front Panel
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6. COM PORT SELECTION
Click “
” button to select COM Port
7. CONNECTION STATUS
Connected Status:
Connecting Status:
Disconnected Status:
8. CONNECT/DISCONNECT
Click this button “
” to change connection status
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9. RS-232
Click “
” button to switch to RS-232 function.
If RS-232 is connected, the button emit to show that RS-232 is connected
10. ETHERNET
Click “
” button to switch to Ethernet function
If Ethernet is connected, the button will emit to show that ethernet is connected
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OPERATION CONTROL - WEB
INTERFACE CONTROL
The default IP address: 192.168.1.111
Account: admin
Password: matrix
1. I/O Routing Button
2. Setting Button
3. EDID Button
1) I/O Routing
1) I/O:
a) Select the input
b) Click “Send” to change the I/O
setting
2) Save Mapping:
a) Select Mapping(1-8)
b) Click “Save” button to save current
mapping
3) Preset Mapping:
a) Select Mapping(1-8)
b) Click “Recall” button to recall
previous mapping which are saved
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2) Settings
1) Rename I/O:
a) Rename output name
b) Rename input name
2) Rename Mapping:
a) Rename Mapping name
3) Password change: (the password
has to be 6 characters)
a) Key in “old password”
b) Key in “new password”
c) Key in “new password” again
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3) EDID
1) Learn EDID from Default
a) Select Default EDID(1-8 Default EDID)
b) Select Input
c) Click “Send” button to learn default EDID
2) Learn EDID From Display
a) Select output
b) Select Input
c) Click “Send” button to learn display EDID
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CONNECTION DIAGRAM
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CONNECT AND OPERATE
1. Connect up to 8 sources such as a Blu-Ray Player, game console, A/V Receiver,
Cable or Satellite Receiver, etc. to the HDMI inputs on the unit. Do not hotplug!
Insert and extract cables carefully with the power SWITCHED OFF. Connecting and
disconnecting while the unit is powered can result in damage to circuitry.
2. Connect the output UTP ports and/or HDMI output ports, starting with output 1,
to the included display receivers (using well terminated or pre-terminated Cat5e/6
cables no longer than 131 ft)
3. If utilizing UTP, connect the output HDMI ports of the display receivers to highdefinition displays such as an HDTV or HD projector that use HDMI inputs. Note
that high-speed HDMI cables are recommended for the distances that are required
for each connection.
4. Plug in IR blasters to the back of the Matrix Selector Switcher unit (IR TX), the
transmitters are labeled IR TX, place in front of the IR receiver of the source, ensure
that each emitter is placed in front of the IR receiver eye. Double-sided adhesive
tape provided.
5. Plug in IR receivers to the port of the display receiver baluns (IR RX), the receivers
are labeled IR RX, use provided double-sided adhesive tape to stick emitters at each
display at a desired place that will receive a remote signal.
6. For power, plug in the source first, followed by the Matrix Selector Switcher (power
supply included), followed by each output connected.
7. Power on each device in the same sequence.
At this point each display connected should display the assigned source (input 1 at default when powered
on initially), scroll through each of the sources on each display to ensure everything is in working order. Use
included IR remote at each display receiver to test switching function between sources and IR function itself.
If a display is having difficulty receiving a signal, access the display’s menu and adjust the resolution (lowest to
highest until signal is displayed). A 24 Hz vertical refresh rate may work better than 60 Hz or higher. If the IR
remote function is not responding, check the emitters to ensure they are placed correctly and are plugged into
the correct IR jacks on the Matrix Selector Switcher unit.
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IR PASS-THROUGH
IR Extenders
IR Blaster TX
IR Receiver RX
IR BLASTER (EV-IRTX)
Plug IR Blaster into IR TX port of matrix unit (EVMX4088); place blaster in front of the IR
eye of the corresponding source.
IR RECEIVER (EV-IRRX)
Plug IR Receiver into IR RX port of matrix unit (EVMX4088); place receiver at or near
corresponding display.
1. IR Signal
1. IR Signal 20-60
kHz)
2. Grounding
2. Grounding
3. Power
IR Blaster TX
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IR Receiver RX
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NOTICE
1. Vanco High Speed HDMI cables are strongly recommended for use with this product
to ensure best results.
2. Incorrect placement of IR Blaster and Receiver may result in the failure of the unit.
Please check carefully before plugging in the IR accessories into the respective IR
sockets.
3. If your HDMI display has multiple HDMI inputs, it is found that the first HDMI input
[HDMI input #1] generally can produce better transmission performance among all
HDMI inputs.
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TROUBLE-SHOOTING
1. Best results are usually achieved when the source and display resolutions are the
same. If resolutions differ, the extenders will try to adjust the signal to match the
resolution of the HDTV with the lowest resolution. This will result in a picture with a
lower resolution on the other HDTV sets.
2. If you do not get audio and video, access the “setup” menu on the TV to adjust the
audio and video settings. If the HDMI control circuit cannot establish a handshake,
then there usually will be no audio or video in addition to a blue or black screen with
a statement similar to “this protocol not supported” or “weak signal”.
3. If the above mentioned messages display, reset the receiver by disconnecting the
power supply. You can also disconnect all of the HDMI and power cables, wait 15
minutes for any voltages to decay and then reconnect all of the cables.
4. If you are still encountering issues, attempt the “hot-plug concept. With all of the
HDMI cables disconnected, turn on the source and plug in the HDMI cable into it’s
output, then power up the Vanco unit and plug the HDMI cable into it’s input, finally
turn on the display and plug the HDMI cable from the receiver into it. This activates
all of the devices in corresponding order and results in a signal being plugged into a
device that is on and will attempt to connect the signal.
5. Most of the major source and display manufacturers employ a proprietary control
channel to communicate between devices from the same manufacturer. Sometimes
this can interfere with the HDMI control circuit or the authentication of the signal.
Call the manufacturer if you experience this issue. Sometimes a player, an audio/
video receiver, or a cable/satellite box may not have the latest software update,
usually this can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.
6. If you have problems with the IR control circuit, make sure that the IR RX pigtail is
plugged into extender receiver and pointed at the display, and the IR TX pigtail is
attached to the extender sender and pointed at the source.
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SAFETY AND NOTICE
The EVMX4088 has been tested for conformance to safety regulations and requirements, and has been
certified for international use. However, like all electronic equipments, the EVMX4088 should be used with
care. Please read and follow the safety instructions to protect yourself from possible injury and to minimize the
risk of damage to the unit.
• Follow all instructions and warnings marked on this unit.
• Do not attempt to service this unit yourself, except where explained in this manual.
• Provide proper ventilation and air circulation and do not use near water.
• Keep objects that might damage the device and assure that the placement of this unit
is on a stable surface.
• Use only the power adapter and power cords and connection cables designed for this
unit.
• Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners to clean this unit.
• Always unplug the power to the device before cleaning.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
With the exceptions noted in the next paragraph, Vanco warrants to the original purchaser
that the equipment it manufactures or sells will be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. Should this product, in
Vanco’s opinion, prove defective within this warranty period, Vanco, at its option, will repair
or replace this product without charge. Any defective parts replaced become the property
of Vanco. This warranty does not apply to those products which have been damaged due to
accident, unauthorized alterations, improper repair, modifications, inadequate maintenance
and care, or use in any manner for which the product was not originally intended.
Items integrated into Vanco products that are made by other manufacturers, notably
computer hard drives and liquid crystal display panels, are limited to the term of the
warranty offered by the respective manufacturers. Such specific warranties are available
upon request to Vanco. A surge protector, power conditioner unit, or an uninterruptible
power supply must be installed in the electrical circuit to protect against power surges.
If repairs are needed during the warranty period the purchaser will be required to provide
a sales receipt/sales invoice or other acceptable proof of purchase to the seller of this
equipment. The seller will then contact Vanco regarding warranty repair or replacement.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
In case of problems, please contact Vanco Technical Support by dialing 1-800-626-6445.
You can also email technical support issues to [email protected]
When calling, please have the Model Number, Serial Number (affixed to the bottom of the
unit) and Invoice available for reference during the call.
Please read this Instruction Manual prior to calling or installing this unit, since it will
familiarize you with the capabilities of this product and its proper installation.
All active electronic products are 100% inspected and tested to insure highest product
quality and trouble-free installation and operation. The testing process utilizes the types of
high-definition sources and displays typically installed for entertainment and home theater
applications.
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LIABILITY STATEMENT
Every effort has been made to ensure that this product is free of defects. The manufacturer
of this product cannot be held liable for the use of this hardware or any direct or indirect
consequential damages arising from its use. It is the responsibility of the user and
installer of the hardware to check that it is suitable for their requirements and that it is
installed correctly. All rights are reserved. No parts of this manual may be reproduced
or transmitted by any form or means electronic or mechanical, including photocopying,
recording or by any information storage or retrieval system without the written consent of
the publisher.
Manufacturer reserves the right to revise any of its hardware and software following its
policy to modify and/or improve its products where necessary or desirable. This statement
does not affect the legal rights of the user in any way.
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Vanco International
506 Kingsland Drive
Batavia, Illinois 60510
call: 800.626.6445
fax: 630.879.9189
visit: www.vanco1.com
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