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AutoPatch 8Y-XL Specifications
8Y-XL
User’s
Operation
Manual
Version B0 905464
CAUTION
To avoid ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to sensitive components, make
sure you are properly grounded before touching any internal materials.
When working with any equipment manufactured with electronic devices,
proper ESD grounding procedures must be followed to ensure people, products,
and tools are as free of static charges as possible. Grounding straps, conductive
smocks, and conductive work mats are specifically designed for this purpose.
Anyone performing field maintenance on AutoPatch equipment should utilize an
appropriate ESD field service kit complete with at least a dissipative work mat
with a ground cord and a UL listed adjustable wrist strap with another ground
cord. These items should not be manufactured locally, since they are generally
composed of highly resistive conductive materials to safely drain static charges,
without increasing an electrocution risk in the event of an accident. ESD
protective equipment can be obtained from 3M™, Desco®, Richmond
Technology®, Plastic Systems®, and other such vendors.
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Important Safety Information
and Instructions
When using and installing your AutoPatch product, adhere to the following basic safety
precautions. For more information about operating, installing, or servicing your
AutoPatch product see your product documentation.
ä Read and understand all instructions before using and installing AutoPatch products.
ä Use the correct voltage range for your AutoPatch product.
ä There are no user serviceable parts inside an AutoPatch product; service should only
be done by qualified personnel.
ä If you see smoke or smell a strange odor coming from your AutoPatch product, turn
it off immediately and call AutoAssist.
ä Turn off and unplug an enclosure before adding or removing boards, unless otherwise
specified in that product’s documentation.
ä To avoid shock or potential ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to equipment,
make sure you are properly grounded before touching components inside an
AutoPatch product.
ä For products with multiple power supplies in each unit, make sure all power supplies
are turned on simultaneously.
ä Use surge protectors and/or AC line conditioners when powering AutoPatch
products.
ä Only use a fuse(s) with the correct fuse rating in your enclosure.
ä Make sure the power outlet is close to the product and easily accessible.
ä Make sure the product is on or attached to a stable surface.
ä Turn off equipment before linking pieces together, unless otherwise specified in that
product’s documentation.
ä For safety and signal integrity, use a grounded external power source and a grounded
power connector.
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Information et directives
de sécurité importantes
Veuillez vous conformer aux directives de sécurité ci-dessous lorsque vous installez et
utilisez votre appareil AutoPatch. Pour de plus amples renseignements au sujet de
l’installation, du fonctionnement ou de la réparation de votre appareil AutoPatch, veuillez
consulter la documentation accompagnant l’appareil.
ä Lisez attentivement toutes les directives avant d’installer et d’utiliser les appareils
AutoPatch.
ä Le voltage doit être approprié à l’appareil AutoPatch.
ä Les appareils AutoPatch ne contiennent aucune pièce réparable par l’usager; la
réparation ne doit être effectuée que par du personnel qualifié.
ä Si de la fumée ou une odeur étrange se dégagent d’un appareil AutoPatch, fermez-le
immédiatement et appelez le Service de soutien technique (AutoAssist).
ä Fermez et débranchez le boîtier avant d’ajouter ou d’enlever des plaquettes, à moins
d’indication contraire fournie dans la documentation du appareil.
ä Pour éviter les chocs ou les dommages éventuels causés à l’équipement par une
décharge électrostatique, veillez à ce le dispositif oit bien relié à la terre avant de
toucher les composantes se trouvant à l’intérieur d’un appareil AutoPatch.
ä Veillez à ce que tous les blocs d’alimentation des appareils dotés de blocs
d’alimentation multiples dans chaque unité soient allumés simultanément.
ä Servez-vous de protecteurs de surtension ou de conditionneurs de lignes à courant
alternatif lorsque vous mettez les appareils AutoPatch sous tension.
ä Placez uniquement des fusibles de calibre exact dans les boîtiers.
ä Veillez à ce que la prise de courant soit proche de l’appareil et facile d’accès.
ä Veillez à ce que votre appareil AutoPatch soit installé sur une surface stable ou qu’il
y soit fermement maintenu.
ä Fermez toutes les composantes de l’équipement avant de relier des pièces, à moins
d’indication contraire fournie dans la documentation de l’appareil.
ä Par mesure de sécurité et pour la qualité des signaux, servez-vous d’une source
d’alimentation externe mise à la terre et d’un connect d’alimentation mis à la terre.
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While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this publication, AutoPatch
assumes no responsibility for error or omissions. No liability is assumed for damages
resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
Further, this publication and features described herein are subject to change without
notice. The United States Federal Communications Commission (in 47CFR 15.838) has
specified that the following notice be brought to the attention of the users of this product.
Federal Communication Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement:
“This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed and used
properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturers instructions, may cause
interference to radio and television reception. It has been type-tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B computing device in accordance with the
specifications in Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide
reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment causes 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:
ä Reorient the receiving antenna
ä Relocate the matrix with respect to the receiver
ä Move the matrix away from the receiver
ä Plug the matrix into a different outlet so that computer and receiver are on different
branch circuits
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If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television
technician for additional suggestions. The user may find the booklet, How to Identify and
Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems, prepared by the Federal Communications
Commission to be helpful.”
This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402, Stock N. 004-000-00345-4.
Use shielded cables. To comply with FCC Class B requirement, all external
data interface cables and adapters must be shielded.
8Y-XL™, XNNet™, and XNConnect™ are trademarks of XN Technologies, Inc.
MS-DOS, Windows, and Windows95 are registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation.
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Neuron® and LonTalk® are registered trademarks of Echelon.
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AutoPatch
Statement of Warranty
AutoPatch, a division of XN Technologies, Inc., Cheney, Washington,
warrantees that the products manufactured by AutoPatch will be free of defects
in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product, subject to the
following terms and conditions.
Terms and Conditions
1.
AutoPatch products are under warranty for a period of five (5) years
following the original sales invoice date. The warranty period may be
extended to the life of the product provided the warranty card is filled out
and returned to AutoPatch. TO VALIDATE THE LIFETIME
WARRANTY: THE AutoPatch WARRANTY CARD MUST BE FILLED
OUT BY THE DEALER AND RECEIVED BY AutoPatch WITHIN
THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT BUT
NO LATER THAN ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE ORIGINAL SALES
INVOICE DATE. A warranty certificate will be returned to the dealer to
verify the warranty period.
2.
This Limited Lifetime warranty covers AutoPatch products shipped on or
after October 1, 1997. The Limited Lifetime warranty applies to products
in the original installation only. If the product is moved to a different
installation, the Limited Lifetime warranty will no longer apply and the
product warranty will revert to the original warranty which covers a period
of five (5) years following the original sales invoice date.
3.
The product lifetime is defined as the period of time from the original sales
invoice date to ten (10) years after AutoPatch ceases manufacturing the
product model.
4.
Warranty repairs are accomplished by returning the subassembly to
AutoPatch for repair. If conditions do not permit this procedure, AutoPatch
will invoice new or reconditioned (at AutoPatch’s option) replacement parts
and ship them to the dealer or to the customer if so directed by written order
from the dealer. In that case the replacement will be billed to the customer
and the customer may return the failed subassembly within 30 days for
credit. See “AutoPatch Returns Policy” in this manual for replacement
policies and procedures.
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5.
AutoPatch’s liability and Buyer’s remedies under this warranty shall
be limited solely to repair, replacement, or credit, at AutoPatch’s
option.
6.
The AutoPatch warranty does not apply to any AutoPatch product that has
been modified, repaired by an unauthorized agent, or improperly installed,
used, or maintained. AutoPatch shall not be liable under any circumstances
for consequential or incidental damages including, but not limited to, labor
costs or loss of profits arising in connection with the use of or inability to
use AutoPatch products.
7.
AutoPatch will not be responsible for items damaged during shipment to or
from AutoPatch. The shipping carrier is responsible for items damaged
during shipment.
8.
This warranty is exclusive and in lieu of any other warranty, expressed or
implied, including but not limited to any implied merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose. The terms of this warranty are governed by the
laws of the state of Washington; certain other states restrict warranty
limitations. You may have rights that are not defined herein.
9.
This warranty may not be modified except in writing by an authorized
AutoPatch officer.
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Contents
Welcome
Meet the 8Y-XL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Meet the Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Terms to Know. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Chapter 1 – Introduction to the 8Y-XL
Front of Enclosure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Working with the CP-10 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Rear of Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Chapter 2 – Executing Switches
Executing Switches Using the CP-10 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Executing Switches Using BCS Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Chapter 3 – Verifying Signal Status
Verifying Signal Status Using the CP-10 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Verifying Signal Status Using BCS Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Chapter 4 – Executing Local Presets
Executing Local Presets Using the CP-10 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Executing Local Presets Using BCS Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Chapter 5 – Disconnecting Switches
Appendix A – AutoPatch Service and Returns Policy
Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Return Authorizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Claims for Shipping Damages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Replacement Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Special Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
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Appendix B – Product Specifications
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
Analog Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Standard Audio Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Analog Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Standard Video Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Wideband Video Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4
Ultra-wideband Video Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5
Appendix C – BCS (Basic Control Structure) Commands
Glossary
Index
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Welcome
Welcome to the 8Y-XL User’s Operation Manual. The User’s Operation
Manual is the second piece of a three piece documentation set:
Installation and Setup Guide – for the technician installing the system
User’s Operation Manual – for the end-user who operates the system
Quick Reference Guide – BCS (Basic Control Structure) and local
control panel information for the end-user (a companion to the User’s
Operation Manual)
The 8Y-XL User’s Operation Manual contains quick, easy-to-follow
instructions for operating an 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix from both a
serial control device that supports BCS (Basic Control Structure)
commands and the CP-10 Control Panel.
This manual does not provide information on managing configuration
files. (We recommend all system modifications be made only by an
installer.) This topic is covered in the “8Y-XL Installation and Setup
Guide.”
The 8Y-XL User’s Operation Manual does not include any detailed
information about SBCs (Single Bus Controllers) for the 8Y-XL. Call
AutoAssist for more information about this controller type (see Technical
Support, p. v).
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Welcome
Meet the 8Y-XL
The 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix is a highly versatile signal switching
device that can route audio, video, and digital signals. Each enclosure
can have one of many input and output layouts to meet your current
signal switching needs, with future upgrade potential.
An 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix can stand alone or comprise a virtually
unlimited number of linked enclosures, including any other AutoPatch
products with an XNNet network compatible interface. Each 8Y-XL
enclosure can hold up to 8 input and 8 output boards with 8 connectors
each, for a total capacity of 64 input and 64 output connectors per
enclosure. The 8Y-XL can also be combined with the smaller Modula for
unique systems with additional versatility.
The 8Y-XL fits into a broad range of audio/video/data environments and
is controllable from a variety of sources, including a CP-10 Control
Panel, a CP-10 Remote Control Panel, any control device that can send
ASCII characters through an RS232 or RS422 serial cable, a PC, a third
party serial controller*, or a chain of Single Bus Controllers*.
Noticeable features of the 8Y-XL include:
q Mixing audio and video ultra-wideband in a single enclosure
q Modular in increments of 8 inputs and/or outputs
q Controllable via Ethernet, Neuron®, RS-232/RS-422,
CP-10 Control Panel, and Single Bus Controllers
q Standard redundant power supplies
q System self-diagnostics
*These options are not covered in this manual.
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Meet the Manual
Meet the Manual
This manual contains five chapters and three appendices. The
information in this manual progresses from introducing the 8Y-XL in
Chapter 1 to BCS (Basic Control Structure) commands in Appendix C.
Use the following chapter descriptions to guide you through the manual.
Title
Chapter 1
Introduction to the 8Y-XL
Description
ä
Descriptions and illustrations of the front and
the rear of a typical 8Y-XL enclosure
ä
Directions for executing switches using the
CP-10 Control Panel
Chapter 2
Executing Switches
ä
Chapter 3
Verifying Signal Status
ä
Chapter 4
Executing Local Presets
Chapter 5
Disconnecting Switches
Directions for executing switches using BCS
commands
ä Directions for monitoring the status of signals
using the CP-10 Control Panel
Directions for monitoring the status of signals
using BCS commands
ä Directions for executing local presets using
the CP-10 Control Panel
Directions for executing local presets using
BCS commands
ä Directions for disconnecting switches using
BCS commands
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Appendix A
AutoPatch Service and
Returns Policies
ä
Details regarding AutoPatch Service and
Returns Policies
Appendix B
Product Specifications
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Technical specifications and performance
information
Appendix C
BCS (Basic Control Structure)
Commands
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Table of BCS characters (keys), descriptions,
and functions
Glossary
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Definitions of terms as they are used in this
manual
Index
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Index of subjects by features and tasks
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Welcome
Terms to Know
Before jumping into the technical details of this manual, you should be
familiar with the following terms:
Basic Control Structure (BCS)
BCS is a set of alphanumeric characters that combine to form command
lines. Use BCS command lines to control a system from any serial device
that allows you to enter characters, such as a PC (personal computer).
CP-10 Control Panel
The CP-10 Control Panel may be attached to each enclosure and is
designed for system control of the 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix.
ESD
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) refers to electrical charges (such as static
electricity) that can damage sensitive components inside an enclosure.
The graphic to the left of this definition precedes every procedure where
ESD damage could occur if you are not properly grounded and not
handling components correctly (see the Caution page inside the front
cover of this manual for more details about ESD).
Input and Output Connectors
Input and output connectors are on the rear of an enclosure. Input and
output signal cables attach to the input and output connectors. Standard
8Y-XL audio and data connectors are 3 position terminal block; video
and sync connectors are BNC.
Level
A level is a set of input and output signals that are grouped and,
therefore, switch together.
Signal
A signal can be analog audio, analog video, serial digital, sync
information, or other types. A signal (also called an input or output
signal) can comprise a set of connectors whose signals switch together,
such as an “RGB” signal. To route a specific input (source) signal to a
specific output (destination) device, the input and output must be of the
same signal type and must reside in the same level.
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Switch
A switch is an active connection between an input (source) signal and
one or more output (destination) devices.
XNNet
XNNet is an internal communication protocol that requires software
driver support for Ethernet and Neuron® interfaces.
Technical Support
AutoPatch provides technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(except for U.S. holidays). Before calling technical support with a
question, please consult the 8Y-XL documentation set. If these manuals
cannot fully answer your question, have your serial number (located on
the plate between the input and output connectors on the rear of the
enclosure) ready and call your authorized AutoPatch dealer or call
AutoPatch AutoAssist at: (toll free for U.S. and Canada) 800-622-0246
or (international) 509-235-2636. You can also reach us through our web
site: www.autopatch.com, or e-mail our AutoPatch Technical Support
Specialists at: support@autopatch.com.
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Introduction to the 8Y-XL
An 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix is composed of one or more enclosures.
Enclosures are the structural basis of a matrix switcher. Since AutoPatch
8Y-XL Distribution Matrices are custom-built for each installation,
factors such as control method and signal types affect the appearance and
weight of each enclosure. This chapter describes the following:
ä Front of a typical enclosure
ä Rear of a typical enclosure
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Introduction to the 8Y-XL
1.1 Front of Enclosure
power
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CANCEL
STATUS
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LEVEL
CHANGE
OUTPUT
SPECI AL PRESET PROGRAM
BACKLI GHT
UNDO
SPACE
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An 8Y-XL enclosure with a CP-10 Control Panel
An enclosure can have either a blank front panel or a CP-10 Control
Panel (a front panel produced by AutoPatch that has an LCD screen and
keys for controlling the system’s inputs and outputs). Although a CP-10
Control Panel is optional, we recommend one on at least one enclosure in
the system for system verification, redundant control, and
troubleshooting. With the enclosure’s power turned off during
installation and removal, the CP-10 Control Panel can be attached as
needed and then removed. Anytime you connect a CP-10 Control Panel
to a different enclosure, you must restart the entire system to reconfigure
the panel.
Working with the CP-10 Control Panel
A CP-10 Control Panel has 29 keys – 10 number keys for entering digits,
4 directional arrow keys, and 1 each of the following: Cancel, Take,
Status, Level, Change, Input, Output, Preset, Backlight, Space, Special,
Program, Undo, Comma, and Period (the last five are not implemented).
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LCD Screen
Arrow Keys
Front of Enclosure
To use the CP-10 Control Panel, use the keys to choose commands and
values from the Command Screen.
To choose a command, push the key that corresponds with the one you
want to choose.
To select values for fields (such as Level, Source, Destination, and
Preset values), use the number keys.
Number Keys (0-9)
Use the number keys to enter digits when choosing front panel menu
items (instead of scrolling down the lists), entering input, output, and
local preset numbers, and entering digits for any other functions that may
require numbers.
Arrow Keys
Use the arrow keys to scroll left and right through long lists of outputs.
The arrow keys are required only when an arrow graphic is displayed on
the front panel’s LCD screen.
Cancel Key
Use the Cancel key to abort a command that is incomplete. If you make a
mistake while entering a command, press the Cancel key to remove the
partially entered command from the screen and enter the correct
command. The Cancel key cannot undo a completed operation.
Take Key
The Take key is much like the Enter or Return key on a computer
keyboard. Pressing the Take key tells the system to execute the chosen or
entered command.
Status Key
Use the Status key to query the system for signal routing information and
switch verification. See Chapter 3 for more information on status
operations.
Level Key
The Level key prepares the system to receive a level identification
number as the next entry.
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Change Key
Use the Change key to switch signals. Press the Change key and the
Change menu appears, prompting you for information about the switch
you want to perform. See Chapter 2 for more information on executing
switches.
Input Key
The Input key prepares the system to receive an input identification
number as the next entry.
Output Key
The Output key prepares the system to receive an output identification
number as the next entry.
Preset Key
Use the Preset key to implement a local preset. See Chapter 4 for more
information on executing presets.
Backlight Key
The Backlight key illuminates the LCD. The backlight remains
illuminated for approximately 20 seconds; however, you can turn it off
before the 20 seconds are up by pressing the key again.
Space Key
Use the Space key to insert a space between multiple outputs or multiple
local presets when entering a command; the output and local preset
prompts are the only prompts that accept multiple entries.
Special, Program, Undo, Comma (,), and Period (.) Keys
These keys are not implemented at this time.
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Rear of Enclosure
1.2 Rear of Enclosure
The rear of the enclosure has the input and output connectors, CPU,
expansion/control slots, power supply, and serial number (see graphic
below).
Power Supply
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XNNet Communication Link Port
Serial Ports
CPU Board
The following segments briefly introduce the hardware on the rear of an
enclosure.
Input and Output Connectors
Input and output connectors are the attachment points for devices that
connect to the system. Input and output connectors are numbered
separately. The inputs (sources) are on the top of the enclosure, to the
right of the power supply, and the outputs (destinations) are on the
bottom of the enclosure, to the right of the CPU. A single enclosure can
handle a combination of analog audio, analog video, digital video, and
sync signals.
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Outputs
Introduction to the 8Y-XL
CPU
The CPU is in one of the expansion/control slots to the left of the output
connectors and has connectors (ports) for attaching external control
devices. The CPU also has a system status light, a network use light
(Ethernet Status indicator), and ports for linking to other enclosures.
Expansion/Control Slots
Each enclosure provides three expansion/control slots. One contains the
CPU board and two are for future boards that will increase functionality
and add new features to your system. One is located above the CPU and
one is below it.
Power Supply
The power supply is on the top left corner of the rear of the enclosure.
The power supply holds the power switch, power connector, and fuse
drawer. The power supply fan vent is to the right of the power supply
unit.
The 8Y-XL input voltage range is AC 100-240V single phase. The
power supply will accept all major, international power sources (see page
B-1).
The fuse drawer is just above the power switch and contains two 2 AMP
Time Delay (5mm x 20mm) fuses.
Press the “0” side of the power switch to turn power off; press the “1”
side to turn it on.
We recommend surge protectors and/or an AC line conditioner.
Serial Number
The serial number for the system is located on a plate between the input
and output connectors.
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Executing Switches
Switches connect an input signal from a source device to an output
signal(s) that goes to your destination device(s). The signals connected in
a switch command are groups of individual signals coming through the
connectors on the rear of an enclosure. When executing a switch, you
must specify a level that has all the signals you want to route. Level
definitions reside in the configuration information in each enclosure’s
CPU.
You can enter execute switch commands from the following:
ä CP-10 Control Panel
ä CP-10 Remote Control Panel
ä An external serial controller (computer, AMX, Crestron, etc.)*
via BCS (Basic Control Structure) commands
ä An SBC (Single Bus Controller)
The CP-10 Remote Control Panel works the same as an attached control
panel. SBCs are not covered in this manual.
*AutoPatch provides, at no charge, an interface library for various
controllers. This library is called the XNNet Communication Library.
This library, documentation, and programming examples are available
upon request from your AutoPatch representative.
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Executing Switches
2.1 Executing Switches
Using the CP-10 Control Panel
You can execute switches from the CP-10 Control Panel by using the
steps below or by executing a local preset. For information about local
presets, see Chapter 4, “Executing Local Presets.” BCS (Basic Control
Structure) commands can also be used to execute switches (see page
2-5).
The following example switches Input 2 to Output 3 on Level 0.
You can return to the Command screen at any time by pressing the
Cancel key.
Note: In each switch command, you can enter multiple output signals,
but only one input signal and only one level.
To execute a switch using the CP-10 Control Panel:
1. At the Command screen, press the Change key.
The Change screen appears.
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2. Press the Level key.
The cursor appears after the Level prompt.
3. Enter the number of the level where you want the switch to occur.
4. Press the Input key.
The cursor appears after the Input prompt.
5. Enter the number of the input you want to switch.
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6. Press the Output key.
The cursor appears after the Output prompt.
7. Enter the number of the output you want to receive the specified
input.
If, at any time, you enter an incorrect number, press the Cancel key
and enter the entire sequence again.
Note: If you want to switch an input to a large group of outputs, enter
no more than 33 outputs at a time and be sure to press the Space key
between each output. If you enter more outputs than can fit on the control
panel screen, the Output prompt slides to the left, so the most recent
output entered is on the screen.
8. Press the Take key.
The input is routed to the specified output(s) and the Command
screen appears.
Note: To return to the Command screen without executing the switch,
press the Cancel key.
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Using BCS Commands
2.2 Executing Switches
Using BCS Commands
You can only execute switches with BCS commands through a device
that can connect to the serial connector on the CPU. The 8Y-XL can be
configured for both RS232 and RS422.
Note: In each switch command, you can enter multiple levels and
multiple output signals, but only one input signal.
To execute a switch, enter the command using the following command
line format, where “#” represents any valid level, input, or output
number.
CL#I#O#T or CL#O#I#T
To cancel an incomplete BCS command, enter the “X” command at
any time.
Examples:
BCS Command
CL1I6O24T
CL1I6O2 4 9T
CL3O2I5T
CL1 2I4O5 6T
CL2I6X
Action
Switches input 6 to output 24 on Level 1
Switches input 6 to outputs 2, 4, and 9 on Level 1
Switches input 5 to output 2 on Level 3
Switches input 4 to outputs 5 and 6 on Levels 1 and 2
Cancels the incomplete command
Note: In each execute switch command, you can enter multiple levels
and multiple outputs by including a space between each set of numbers
for levels or outputs.
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Executing Switches
The following table shows the BCS command characters (keys) you will
use when executing switches. Appendix C gives a complete list of the
BCS command characters.
Key
Function
Description
C
Change
Initiates an execute switch command; this must precede
the input and output specification
L
Level
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a level specification
“0” - “9”
Number
I
Input
O
Output
Identifies inputs, outputs, presets, and levels; combine
the digits to form larger numbers
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an input
specification
Flags the next 1- 3 digit number as an output
specification
Note:
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O is the letter O, not the number zero (0)
“ ”
Space
T
Take
Executes a command
X
Exit
Exits, or cancels, the command being entered
Separates numbers in multiple entries
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Verifying Signal Status
Verify the status of a signal to confirm that the switch has executed
properly.
You can enter commands to verify signal status from the following:
ä CP-10 Control Panel
ä CP-10 Remote Control Panel
ä An external serial controller (computer, AMX, Crestron, etc.)*
via BCS (Basic Control Structure) commands
ä An SBC (Single Bus Controller)
The CP-10 Remote Control Panel works the same as an attached control
panel. SBCs are not covered in this manual.
*AutoPatch provides, at no charge, an interface library for various
controllers. This library is called the XNNet Communication Library.
This library, documentation, and programming examples are available
upon request from your AutoPatch representative.
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Verifying Signal Status
3.1 Verifying Signal Status
Using the CP-10 Control Panel
Input status and Output status both function on the CP-10 Control Panel
and in BCS commands (see page 3-4). You can return to the Command
screen at any time by pressing the Cancel key.
The following example verifies signal status for input 2 on level 0.
To verify input signal status using the CP-10 Control Panel:
1. At the Command screen, press the Status key.
The Status screen appears.
2. Press the Level key.
The cursor appears after the Level prompt.
3. Enter the number of the Level where the input is connected.
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4. Press the Input key.
The cursor appears after the Input prompt.
5. Enter the number of the input you want to check.
6. Press the Take key.
The output status for the selected input is displayed. Multiple outputs
may also be displayed (for an example of a screen displaying
multiple outputs, see page 3-4).
Note: If no outputs are routed to the selected input, “DIS” appears in the
Output field.
7. Press the Cancel key.
The Command screen appears.
Note: Repeat this procedure for each signal status you want to verify.
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The screen below shows an example of a multiple output display. When
the screen does not have enough room to show all the outputs that the
input is connected to, scroll right using the right arrow key to see the rest.
Use the right Arrow key to display
additional outputs
3.2 Verifying Signal Status
Using BCS Commands
You can verify the status of signals from an external control device that
connects to one of the RS232 connectors on the CPU.
To verify signal status, enter the command using the following
command line format, where “#” represents any valid level, input, or
output number.
SL#O#T or SL#I#T
To cancel an incomplete BCS command, enter the “X” command at
any time.
The results of the BCS command will display in parentheses (see table
below); ( ) indicates that no inputs are routed to the output being
verified, or that no outputs are routed to the input being verified.
Examples:
BCS Command
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Action
Signal Reply
SL3O4T
Returns the status for output 4 on
Level 3
SL0I4T
Returns the status for input 4 on
Level 0
SL3O4T(6)
SL0I4T(2 7 8 11)
SL1O32T
Returns the status for output 32 on
Level 1
SL1O32T( )
SL2O7X
Cancels the incomplete command
SL2O7X
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The following table shows the BCS command characters (keys) used to
verify switches. Appendix C gives a complete list of the BCS command
characters.
Key
Function
Description
S
Status
Initiates verification of signal status; this must precede the
level, input, and output specifications
L
Level
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a level specification
“0” - “9”
Number
I
Input
O
Output
T
Take
Executes a command
X
Exit
Exits, or cancels, the command being entered
Identifies inputs, outputs, presets, and levels; combine the
digits to form larger numbers
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an input specification
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an output specification
Note:
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Executing Local Presets
A local preset is a set of switches stored in each enclosure’s
configuration information. You can execute a local preset at any time.
Local presets are not programmed when we ship your system, so before
executing any, contact your AutoPatch dealer to program them. An
8Y-XL can store hundreds of local presets. You can enter commands to
execute Local Presets from the following:
ä CP-10 Control Panel
ä CP-10 Remote Control Panel
ä An external controller (computer, AMX, Crestron, etc.)*
via BCS (Basic Control Structure) commands
The CP-10 Remote Control Panel works the same as an attached control
panel.
*AutoPatch provides, at no charge, an interface library for various
controllers. This library is called the XNNet Communication Library.
This library, documentation, and programming examples are available
upon request from your AutoPatch representative.
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Executing Local Presets
4.1 Executing Local Presets
Using the CP-10 Control Panel
You can execute local presets on your system at any time using either the
CP-10 Control Panel or BCS commands (see page 4-4). Your system is
shipped without programmed local presets, so ask your AutoPatch dealer
to program these into your system.
Multiple local presets can be executed simultaneously using the
CP-10 Control Panel.
You can return to the Command screen at any time by pressing the
Cancel key.
The following steps execute Local Preset 6 on Level 1.
Note: When you execute a local preset, the system executes the
switches immediately.
To execute a local preset using the CP-10 Control Panel:
1. At the Command screen, press the Preset key.
The Local Preset screen appears.
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2. Press the Level key.
The cursor appears after the Level prompt.
3. Enter the Level for the local preset you want to execute.
4. Press the Preset key.
The cursor appears after the Execute prompt.
5. Enter the number for the local preset you want to execute. (If you
need to execute multiple presets, separate them with a space by
pressing the Space key).
Caution: Make sure all the presets are in the same level when selecting
multiple presets.
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6. Press the Take key.
The Local Preset 6 is executed and the Command screen appears.
Note: To return to the Command screen without executing the local
preset, press the Cancel key.
4.2 Executing Local Presets
Using BCS Commands
You can execute local presets through a device that connects to one of
the RS232 connectors on the CPU.
To execute a local preset, enter the command using the following
command line format, where “#” represents any valid preset ID number.
RL#P#T or RL#P# #T
To cancel an incomplete BCS command, enter the “X” command at
any time.
Examples:
BCS Command
Action
RL0P2T
Executes local preset 2 on Level 0
RL1P12T
Executes local preset 12 on Level 1
RL4P1 2T
Executes local presets 1 and 2 on Level 4
RL3P6T
Executes local preset 6 on Level 3
RL3PX
Cancels the incomplete command
Note: In each “execute local preset” command, you can enter multiple
local presets by including a space between each preset number. You can
enter only one level.
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Using BCS Commands
The following table shows the BCS command characters (keys) used to
execute local presets. Appendix C gives a complete list of the BCS
command characters.
Key
Function
Description
R
Global Preset
P
Local Preset
L
Level
“ 0” - “ 9 ”
Number
“ ”
Space
T
Take
Executes the preset command; a “T” must follow each
preset command before another can be initiated
X
Exit
Exits, or cancels, the command being entered
Initiates an execute global preset or execute local
preset command
Note: Global presets are not implemented at this time
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a local preset
number
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a level
specification
Identifies inputs, outputs, presets, and levels; combine
the digits to form larger numbers
Separates numbers in multiple entries
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Disconnecting Switches
Disconnecting a switch removes an input signal from one or more output
devices. You can disconnect a single switch on one level with one
command; however, you cannot disconnect all signals on a single level
with one command.
You can disconnect switches only from the following:
ä An external serial controller (computer, AMX, Crestron, etc.)*
via BCS (Basic Control Structure) commands
ä An SBC (Single Bus Controller)
SBCs are not covered in this manual.
*AutoPatch provides at no charge, an interface library for various
controllers. This library is called the XNNet Communication Library.
This library, documentation, and programming examples are available
upon request from your AutoPatch representative.
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Disconnecting Switches
You can disconnect switches through a device that can connect to one of
the RS232 connectors on the CPU.
Caution: Disconnecting an input disconnects all the outputs receiving
that input signal.
To disconnect a switch, enter the command using the following
command line format, where “#” represents any valid level, input, or
output number.
DL#O#T or DL#I#T
To cancel an incomplete BCS command, enter the “X” command at
any time.
Examples:
BCS Command
DL0O3T
DL1O6 8 21T
Action
Disconnects output 3 on Level 0
Disconnects outputs 6, 8, and 21 on Level 1
DL2I5T
Disconnects all outputs connected to input 5 on Level 2
DL3I7 9 15T
Disconnects all outputs connected to inputs 7, 9, and 15
on Level 3
DL3OX
Cancels the incomplete command
Note: In each disconnect switch command, you can enter multiple
inputs or outputs by including a space between each input or output
number.
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The following table shows the BCS command characters (keys) used to
disconnect switches. Appendix C gives a complete list of the BCS
command characters.
Key
Function
D
Disconnect
L
Level
“ 0” - “ 9”
Number
I
Input
O
Output
Description
Initiates a disconnect switch command
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a level specification
Identifies inputs, outputs, presets, and levels; combine
the digits to form larger numbers
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an input
specification
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an output
specification
Note:
O is the letter O, not the number zero (0)
“ ”
Space
T
Take
Executes a command
X
Exit
Exits, or cancels, the command being entered
Separates numbers in multiple entries
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AutoPatch Service and
Returns Policy
A.1 Service
The AutoPatch 8Y-XL is to be serviced only by AutoPatch authorized
service agents.
Return Authorizations
Except for warranty claims, merchandise will not be accepted for return
or exchange after the first thirty (30) days following the invoice date.
Returned items must be shipped prepaid and insured in their original
packing containers (if possible). When returning merchandise, clearly
show the Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number on the outside
of each carton. Merchandise will not be accepted for any reason without
an RMA number.
Products and parts returned or exchanged for any reason other than
warranty purposes are subject to a restocking fee not greater than twenty
percent (20%) of the invoiced price, if returned in unused condition.
Claims for Shipping Damages
Unless otherwise specified, merchandise is normally shipped by Federal
Express Economy service; however, AutoPatch reserves the right to
select the final method and carrier for any shipment.
Although we take special care to ensure the safe arrival of all orders,
shipping accidents and damage can occur. Shipments are transferred to
the appointed carrier in good condition, and AutoPatch’s liability for the
product ceases when the transfer to the carrier is complete. Therefore,
claims for damages and shortages must be filed with the transporting
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company by the receiving company within fifteen (15) days of receipt.
Visible damage and shortages must be noted on the freight bill;
packaging and contents must be retained for inspection.
A.2 Replacement Policies and
Procedures
During the warranty period:
1. Describe the problem to an AutoPatch dealer, regional
representative, or the AutoPatch customer service department.
2. Upon verification of a problem that requires factory repairs, an
AutoPatch customer service representative will issue a Return
Materials Authorization (RMA) number, and we will, at no cost,
repair or replace the part(s) returned to the factory and return the
part(s) to the sending party. If conditions do not permit this
procedure, we will invoice new or reconditioned (at AutoPatch’s
option) replacement part(s) to the dealer and ship the part(s) to the
dealer or to the consumer if so directed by written order from the
dealer. Unless otherwise instructed in writing by an AutoPatch
customer service representative, part(s) replaced under this warranty
must be returned to the factory:
a) within thirty (30) days;
b) with shipping and insurance costs prepaid;
c) with the RMA number clearly indicated on the outside of each
container;
d) in the original shipping container(s), if possible;
e) with a written description of problem.
If the replaced part(s) are returned within thirty (30) days, we will
apply credit to the dealer’s account for the total value of part(s)
determined defective, plus return shipping costs. Any part(s)
received after thirty (30) days or otherwise not in compliance with
these requirements may be refused, and credit will not be issued.
3. Repaired or replaced part(s) will be warranted for the remainder of
the original system warranty period for the first thirty (30) days
following the invoice date, or we will extend the original warranty
period by the period of verifiable downtime, whichever provides the
greatest benefit.
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Special Notice
Following warranty expiration:
1. Call your AutoPatch dealer, area representative, or the AutoPatch
customer service department with a description of the problem.
2. Upon verification of a problem that requires factory repairs, an
AutoPatch customer service representative will issue a Return
Materials Authorization (RMA) number. We will, at nominal cost,
invoice the sending party, repair or replace the part(s) returned to the
factory and return those part(s) to the sending party. If conditions do
not permit this procedure, we will invoice and ship new or
reconditioned (at AutoPatch’s option) replacement part(s) to the
dealer or to the consumer if so directed by written order from the
dealer.
3. Post warranty repairs and replacements are warranted for the first
thirty (30) days following invoice date.
A.3 Special Notice
AutoPatch reserves the right to modify or discontinue designs,
specifications, warranties, and policies without notice. All data with
regard to model numbers series, specifications, and prices in our
literature have been thoroughly reviewed and edited. Although we cannot
assume responsibility for inadvertent omissions or errors, we sincerely
apologize if misunderstandings occur, and we appreciate your criticism,
corrections, and suggestions.
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Product Specifications
The following pages contain performance specifications for your
AutoPatch 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix. The AutoPatch web site
(www.autopatch.com) also has a full list of specifications for all
AutoPatch products.
A.1 General
AC Power
100 - 240 V single phase
Frequency
47 - 63 Hz
Humidity
0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions
13.5 in. (34.29 cm) depth
17.5 in. (44.5 cm) width without mounting ears
19.0 in. (48.26 cm) width with mounting ears
10.37 in. (26.34 cm) or 6 RU height
Weight
Approximately 17 lb. (7.73 kg)
Fuse
2 Amp time lag (5 x 20 mm)
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Product Specifications
A.2 Analog Audio
Standard Audio Boards
Throughput
Parameter
Frequency Response
Conditions
Value
(20 Hz to 20 kHz)
<±0.1 dB
(20 Hz to 20 kHz)
0.01 dB
(20 Hz to 100 kHz)
0.1 dB
Vin=-3.3 dBu to 13.2 dBu
f=20 Hz to 20 kHz
<.01%
Vin=13.2 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
-103 dB
Adjacent Crosstalk
f=1 kHz, Vin=± 24 V
<-95 dB
Power Supply
Rejection Ratio
Vs=± 15 V
-80 dB (Typ)
-60 dB (Min)
Gain Flatness
THD + Noise
Signal to Noise Ratio
(S/N)
Input
Parameter
Level (maximum)
Conditions
Value
19.4 dBu 4
Common Mode
Differential
36.1 dBu
Impedance
18 kW
Type
Balanced or
Unbalanced
CMRR
VCM=± 10 V, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
-90 dB (Typ)
-70 dB (Min)
Gain Control Range
Vin=3 Vp-p
-3 to +10 dB
Pluggable 3 Position
Connector Type
Screw Terminal
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (headroom)
± 28 dBu
Impedance
50 W
Type
Gain Control Range
Connector Type
B-2
Balanced or
Unbalanced
-3 to +10 dB
Pluggable 3 Position
Terminal Block
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Analog Video
A.3 Analog Video
Standard Video Boards
Throughput
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Bandwidth (1 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
12 MHz (1:ALL)
Bandwidth (3 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
30 MHz (1:ALL)
Differential Gain
f=3.58 MHz
0.1% or Better
Differential Phase
f=3.58 MHz
0.1° or Better
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N)
Vin=+0.7 V
-73 dB
Crosstalk (adjacent
channel)
f=5 MHz
<-60 dB
Time Delay
Vin=± 0.5 V square wave
<20 ns
Input
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 5V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
or Hi-Z (22 kW )
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 5V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
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Product Specifications
Wideband Video Boards
Throughput
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Bandwidth (3 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
250 MHz (1:ALL)
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N)
Vin=0.7 V (100% IRE)
<-70 dB
f=5 MHz
<-60 dB
Vin=± 0.5 V square wave
<20 ns
Crosstalk
(adjacent channel)
Time Delay
Input
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
or Hi-Z (22 kW )
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
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Ultra-Wideband Video Boards
Ultra-Wideband Video Boards
Throughput
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Bandwidth (3 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
400 MHz (1:ALL)
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N)
Vin=0.7 V (100% IRE)
<-70 dB
f=5 MHz
<-60 dB
Vin=± 0.5 V square wave
<20 ns
Crosstalk
(adjacent channel)
Time Delay
Input
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
or Hi-Z (22 kW )
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
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BCS (Basic Control
Structure) Commands
BCS is a set of alphanumeric characters that allows a PC or other control
device to send commands to the system serially. When using a PC to
control the 8Y-XL, use serial software, such as Windows95
HyperTerminal, to establish communication. Command lines are not
case-sensitive.
The following table shows BCS command characters (keys), their
functions, and short descriptions of their functions.
Key
Function
Description
C
Change
L
Level
“0” - “9”
Number
I
Input
O
Output
“ ”
Space
T
Take
Executes a command
X
Exit
Exits, or cancels, the command being entered
S
Status
D
Disconnect
R
Global Preset
Initiates an execute global preset or execute local preset
command
Note: Global presets are not implemented at this time
P
Local Preset
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a local preset number
Initiates an execute switch command
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a level number
Identifies inputs, outputs, presets, and levels; combine
the digits to form larger numbers
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an input specification
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an output specification
Note: O is the letter O, not the number zero (0)
Separates numbers in multiple number entries
Initiates verification of the status of input and output
connections
Initiates a disconnect switch command
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Glossary
A
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
A code for representing alphanumeric information.
B
Backlight
The light that illuminates the LCD screen of the control panel on the
enclosure. Activate the backlight by pressing the Backlight key on the
control panel.
BAUD
The speed at which communications travel through the serial connector.
The 8Y-XL can send and receive communications at 9600 (default),
19200, 38400, and 57600.
BCS (Basic Control Structure)
A set of alphanumeric characters that combine to form command lines.
BCS command lines can be used to control a system from any serial
device that allows you to enter characters, such as a PC (personal
computer).
C
Command Line
A set of BCS (Basic Control Structure) command characters that
constitute a command recognized by the CPU.
Configuration File
A text file containing system configuration information referenced by
each enclosure’s CPU during any type of switch operation.
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Glossary
CP-10 Control Panel
An optional panel on the front of the enclosure with an LCD and keys for
entering commands. The CP-10 Control Panel is designed for system
control of the 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix.
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
Receives, interprets, and executes commands from the user through the
user interface (the CP-10 Control Panel or other control device).
D
Distribution Matrix
(see matrix switcher)
E
Enclosure
The metal chassis that holds input and output boards, a CPU board, and a
power supply. Each 8Y-XL enclosure can contain up to 8 input and 8
output boards, providing a total capacity of up to 64 input and 64 output
signal paths.
ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
Electrical charges (such as static electricity) that can damage sensitive
components inside an enclosure. ESD damage could occur if you are not
properly grounded and not handling components correctly (see the
Caution page inside the front cover of this manual for more details about
ESD).
Expansion/Control Slots
Two empty slots on the rear of an enclosure for future boards that will
increase functionality and add new features to your system. One is
located above the CPU and one is below it.
External Controller
Any device that can control the matrix switcher via the serial connector.
I
Input and Output Connectors
Attachment points on the rear of an 8Y-XL enclosure for devices that
connect to the system. Input and output signal cables attach to the input
and output connectors. Standard 8Y-XL audio and data connectors are
3 position terminal block; video and sync connectors are BNC.
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Input Board
A circuit board that receives video, audio, or data signals from outside
sources.
L
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
The screen on the CP-10 Control Panel for user interaction.
Level
A set of input and output signals that are grouped and, therefore, switch
together. In a configuration file, a level is referred to as a “virtual
matrix.”
Local Preset
A pre-defined set of signal routings that can be executed at any time.
Presets are defined in the configuration file.
M
Matrix Switcher
The hardware and software necessary to switch signals. Matrix switchers
are also known as routing switchers or routing matrices.
O
Output Board
A circuit board that routes input signals to specified destinations.
Output Connectors
(see Input and Output Connectors)
P
Power Supply
Contains a power switch, a power connector, the fuse drawer, and the
main power supply fan vent.
S
SBC (Single Bus Controllers)
Devices for controlling the input to a specified output device. For more
information see the SBC documentation.
Operation Manual
Glossary
Serial Connector
A 9-pin female connector on the rear of an enclosure used to connect
serial external control devices to the matrix switcher.
Serial Controller
An external controller that communicates with the matrix switcher via a
serial cable.
Signal
A set of connectors whose signals switch together. The signal may
contain audio, video, data, or sync information.
Single Bus Controller
(see SBC)
Switch
An active connection between an input (source) signal and one or more
output (destination) devices.
V
Virtual Matrix
A set of virtual inputs and outputs (or source and destination channels) in
which aggregate signals (such as RGBHV) are grouped into a single
channel to permit simultaneous switching of the component signals
(R, G, B, H, and V). Virtual matrices are also referred to as levels.
X
XNNet
An internal communication protocol that requires software driver support
for Ethernet and Neuron® interfaces.
Operation Manual
Index
A
Caution
AC line conditioner 1-6
disconnecting inputs 5-2
AC power B-1
multiple presets 4-3
arrow keys 1-3
Change key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
audio
chapter descriptions iii
board specifications B-2
Comma (,) key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
board, illus. 1-5
command line format
connectors iv
AutoAssist v
see BCS (Basic Control Structure)
Command screen 1-3, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2
B
see also LCD screen
Backlight key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
connectors (input, output)
BCS (Basic Control Structure)
definition iv
illus. 1-5
command characters (keys) C-1
definition iv
disconnecting switches 5-2
executing local presets 4-4 to 4-5
control options ii
CP-10 Control Panel
executing switches 2-5 to 2-6
definition iv
table of command characters (keys)
C-1
directions for using 1-3
verifying signal status 3-4 to 3-5
executing switches 2-2
executing local presets 4-2
illus. 1-2
boards
capacity ii
see also connectors
buttons (keys)
see CP-10 Control Panel
verifying signal status 3-2
CPU (Central Processing Unit) 1-6
D
dimensions, enclosure B-1
disconnecting switches
C
Cancel key, CP-10 1-3
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Caution 5-2
using BCS commands 5-2
Index
E
L
Electrostatic Discharge
LCD screen
see ESD
backlight key 1-4
illus. 1-2
e-mail, technical support v
enclosure
level
definition iv
connector capacity ii
specify for preset 4-3
dimensions B-1
specify for status check 3-2
front view, illus. 1-2
specify for switch 2-1
rear view, illus. 1-5
weight B-1
ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) iv
Level key, CP-10 1-2, 1-3
lights
executing local presets
Caution 4-3
see indicators
local presets
programming 4-1
using BCS commands 4-4 to 4-5
using CP-10 Control Panel 4-2 to 4-4
executing switches
see executing local presets
M
manual overview iii
using BCS commands 2-5 to 2-6
N
using CP-10 Control Panel 2-2 to 2-4
number keys, CP-10 1-3
see also executing local presets
O
expansion/control slots 1-6
output connectors
external control options ii
definition iv
F
illus. 1-5
features, 8Y-XL ii
Output key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
frequency B-1
P
front of enclosure, illus. 1-2
performance specifications B-1
fuse
Period key (.), CP-10 1-2
location 1-6
ports 1-6
specifications B-1
power connector 1-6
H
power switch 1-6
humidity B-1
Preset key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
HyperTerminal, Windows95 C-1
presets
I
see executing local presets
input connectors
product specifications
definition iv
see specifications
illus. 1-5
Input key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
K
keys, CP-10 Control Panel 1-2 to 1-4
Program key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
R
rear of enclosure, illus. 1-5
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replacement policies and procedures A-2
sync
return authorizations A-1
connectors iv
returning equipment A-1
signals iv, 1-5
RMA (Return Materials Authorization) A-1
T
S
Take key, CP-10 1-3
serial connectors
Technical Support v
terms to know iv
illus. 1-5
serial number 1-6
U
serial ports
Undo key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
location, illus. 1-5
service and returns policy A-1 to A-3
V
verifying signal status
using BCS commands 3-4 to 3-5
shipping, damage claims A-1
signal
definition iv
using CP-10 Control Panel 3-2 to 3-4
video
board specifications B-3
signal status
board, illus. 1-5
see verifying signal status
connectors iv
Space key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
W
Special key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
warranty repair/replacement information
A-1 to A-3
Special Notice A-3
specifications
AC power B-1
Special Notice A-3
web site v
audio, standard B-2
weight, enclosure B-1
dimensions B-1
X
frequency B-1
fuse B-1
humidity B-1
video, standard B-3
video, ultra-wideband B-5
video, wideband B-4
weight B-1
Status key, CP-10 1-2, 1-3
status, signal
see verifying signal status
surge protectors 1-6
switch
definition v
see also disconnecting switches
see also executing local presets
see also executing switches
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XNNet
connectors, location 1-5
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