RS232/422 Extender Manual
Q-Series
High Reliability, Rack-Space Saving
Extension Solutions
RSM-000002-LC
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PRODUCT MANUAL
Thinklogical, LLC®
100 Washington Street
Milford, Connecticut 06460 U.S.A.
Telephone: 1-203-647-8700
Fax: 1-203-783-9949
www.thinklogical.com
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Subject: Q-Series RS-232/422 Extender Module Product Manual
Revision: Initial Release (January, 2014)
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Table of Contents
1. INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................................... 4
1.1. ABOUT THINKLOGICAL .................................................................................................. 4
1.2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW .................................................................................................... 4
1.2.1. THE RS-232/422 EXTENDER ...................................................................................... 4
1.2.2. THE Q-SERIES CHASSIS .............................................................................................. 5
1.2.2.1. THE Q-SERIES CHASSIS FEATURES ........................................................................... 5
1.3. RS-232/422 EXTENDER APPLICATION ............................................................................... 6
1.4. PRODUCT FEATURES ...................................................................................................... 7
1.4.1. ORDERING INFORMATION .......................................................................................... 7
1.4.2. SFP LED STATUS .................................................................................................... 7
1.4.3. CONFIGURATION ..................................................................................................... 7
1.4.4. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ........................................................................................ 8
2. REGULATORY AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE ................................................................... 9
2.1. SYMBOLS FOUND ON OUR PRODUCTS ................................................................................. 9
2.1.1. CLASS 1 LASER ........................................................................................................ 9
2.2. REGULATORY COMPLIANCE .............................................................................................. 9
2.2.1. NORTH AMERICA ..................................................................................................... 9
2.2.2. AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND ...................................................................................... 9
2.2.3. EUROPEAN UNION .................................................................................................. 10
2.2.3.1. DECLARATION OF C ONFORMITY ........................................................................... 10
2.2.3.2. STANDARDS COMPLIANCE .................................................................................. 10
2.2.4. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION ................................................................................. 10
2.2.5. PRODUCT SERIAL NUMBER ....................................................................................... 11
HOW TO CONTACT US .............................................................................................. 11
3.1. CUSTOMER SUPPORT ..................................................................................................... 11
WEBSITE ........................................................................................................................ 11
EMAIL ........................................................................................................................... 11
TELEPHONE ..................................................................................................................... 12
FAX .............................................................................................................................. 12
3.2. PRODUCT SUPPORT ....................................................................................................... 12
3.2.1. WARRANTY ............................................................................................................ 12
3.2.2. RETURN MERCHANDISE AUTHORIZATION ....................................................................... 12
3.
APPENDIX A: QUICK START GUIDE ......................................................................................... 14
APPENDIX B: ADP-19, ADP-25 AND ADP-31 PIN-OUTS ............................................................ 15
MADE IN USA
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1.
Introduction
1.1 About Thinklogical
Thinklogical is the leading manufacturer and provider of fiber optic KVM, video, audio, and peripheral
extension and switching solutions used in video-rich big data computing environments. Thinklogical offers
the only fiber optic KVM matrix switches and routers in the world that are accredited to The Common
Criteria, EAL4 and TEMPEST. Government, entertainment, scientific and industrial customers worldwide
rely on Thinklogical’s products and solutions for security, high performance, continuous operation and
ease of integration. Thinklogical products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
Thinklogical is headquartered in Milford, Connecticut and is privately held by Riverside Partners, LLC,
Boston, MA (http://www.riversidepartners.com). For more information about Thinklogical products and
services, please visit www.thinklogical.com.
Follow Thinklogical on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/thinklogical and on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/ThinklogicalUSA
MADE IN USA
1.2 Product Overview
1.2.1 The RS-232/422 Extender
Now you can extend R-232 or RS-422 devices to a remote location up to 40 kilometers away
Thinklogical’s RS-232/422 fiber-optic extender supports two remote serial devices up to 1000 meters
using multi-mode fiber optics and up to 40km using single-mode fiber optics. Each port can be configured
individually, as either RS-232 or RS-422. Additionally, the RS-232 port can be configured as DTE or DCE,
while RS-422 can be configured as either a master or a slave.
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Full duplex communication is supported in both modes, with rates up to 115 kbp/s in RS-422 mode and
230 kbp/s in RS-232 mode. In addition, the RS-422 extension follows SMPTE 207M protocol with 1 TX
and RX pair for controlling devices such as tape decks, system controllers, etc. In the RS-232 mode,
TX/RX, DTR/DSR, RTS/CTS and CD are all extended. In addition, RJ45 to DB9 Adapters ADP-000019-R
and ADP-000025-R are provided to interface with RS-232 devices and ADP-000031-R is provided to
interface with RS-422 devices.
1.2.2 Q-Series Chassis
Thinklogical’s Q-Series Extenders are designed to be installed in the Q-Series line of chassis.
There are three chassis designs to choose from, offering a variety of configuration options
1.2.2.1 Q-Series Chassis Features
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The Q-4300 provides a desktop or rack mount chassis for up to four modules.
The Q-2300 provides a desktop chassis for up to two modules
The Q-1300 provides a desktop chassis for one module.
All physical connections to Q-Series modules use industry-standard connectors.
Q-4300 Chassis: (VQS-004300) Supports up to four Q-Series modules. Current sharing power
supplies. Desktop or 19" rack-mount.
Q-2300 Chassis: (VQS-002300) Desktop chassis supports up to two Q-Series modules.
Q-1300 Chassis: (VQS-001300) Desktop chassis supports one Q-Series module.
The Q-4300 Chassis includes the following features:
Desktop/Rack-mount unit can accommodate up to 4 modules in any combination of transmitter or
receiver. Features include:
 Hot swappable power supplies to minimize down time
 Current sharing power supplies
 Hot swappable modules
 Front LCD panel status monitoring and control
 Fully compatible with all of Thinklogical’s VXRouter line of products.
 Simple plug and play
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The Q-2300 Chassis includes the following features:
Desktop/Rack-mount unit can accommodate up to 2 modules in any combination of transmitter or
receiver. Features include:
 Hot swappable modules
 Front LCD panel status monitoring and control
 Fully compatible with all of Thinklogical’s VXRouter line of products.
 Simple plug and play
The Q-1300 Chassis includes the following features:
Desktop unit can accommodate any one Q-Series transmitter or receiver module. Features
include:
 Hot swappable module
 Fully compatible with all of Thinklogical’s VXRouter line of products.
 Simple plug and play
1.3
RS-232/422 Extender Application
The Q-Series RS-232/422 Extender Module is compatible with any Q-Series chassis, accommodating up
to four modules in a single, rack-mountable chassis (Q-1300 Chassis shown below). Each module
supports two remote serial devices up to 1000 meters using multi-mode fiber optics and up to 40km using
single-mode fiber optics. Each port can be configured individually, as either RS-232 or RS-422 by using
the SELECT and ACCEPT buttons in conjunction with the LED indicators on the face of each module.
Also, the RS-232 port can be configured as DTE or DCE, while RS-422 can be configured as either a
master or a tributary. The Q-Series RS-232/422 Extender Module is also compatible with the full line of
Thinklogical KVM and DVI Extenders and MX and VX Routers.
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1.4 Product Features
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Extends RS-232/422, two interfaces per module
Designed as a stand-alone unit or up to four units can be configured in a rack-mount unit
LC fiber connectors
RJ45 to DB9 Adapters included (ADP-000019-R, ADP-000025-R, ADP-000031-R, Qty-2 each)
Simple plug and play design
LED Status Lights
• TX OK
• RX OK
• RS-422 Mode
• RS-232 Mode
• Master/DTE Mode
• SELECT and ACCEPT buttons for modes
Multi-Mode or Single Mode Compatibility
• Multi-Mode Extension up to 1000 meters
• Single-Mode Extension up to 40 kilometers
RSM-000002-LC
CH1
TX
CH2
TX
RX
TX OK
TX OK
RX OK
RX OK
SELECT
RS422
RX
SELECT
RS232
MASTER/DTE
ACCEPT
ACCEPT
1.4.1 SFP LED Status
TX OK:
LED
SFP Installed
SFP Not Installed
On
Off
RX OK:
LED
Signal Received OK
Signal Not Received
On
Off
1.4.2 Configuration
Press the SELECT button to scroll through the four modes of operation:
RS422 Tributary
RS422 Master
RS232 DCE
RS232 DTE
Once the desired mode is selected, press the ACCEPT button within four seconds or
the mode reverts to the previous mode.
1.4.3 Ordering Information
Part Number
RSM-000002-LC
Description
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1.4.4 Technical Specifications
Technical Specifications
Panel Connections
RJ-45: Serial (Qty-2)
Fiber Connections
2 SFP Modules, LC type: 1 Transmit and 1 Receive port each
Operating Temperature
Humidity
0-50 o C (32-122o F)
5-95% RH, non-condensing)
(Undefined LED for future use)
TX OK
RX OK
LED Indicators
RS-232 Adapters (2 ea.)
RS-422 Adapters (2)
Supplied Cables
Data Rate
Weight
Shipping Weight
RS-422*
RS-232*
Master/DTE*
*Used in conjunction with the SELECT and ACCEPT buttons
RJ45 to DB9: ADP-000019-R (M), ADP-000025-R (F)
RJ45 to DB9: ADP-000031-R (M)
CAT5, 2 meters, CBL000001-002MR (Qty. 2)
2 Gbps
.531 lb. (0.241 kg)
5 lbs. (2.268 kg)
1.592” (40.43mm)
6.366” (161.69mm)
3.693” (93.80mm)
+/- .039” (0.99mm)
Dimensions
Height:
Depth:
Width:
Tolerance:
Optical Cable
Two Multi-Mode or Single-Mode Fiber Optic Cables
(available, not supplied)
Multi-Mode:
Up to 100 meters using 62.5/125um, type OM1
Up to 500 meters using 50/125um, type OM2
Optical Fiber Distance Up to 750 meters using 50/125 SX+, type OM3
Up to 1000 meters using 50/125eSX+, type OM3e
Single-Mode:
For all distances up to 40 kilometers using 9/125um (OS2)
Power Consumption 10 Watts
Compliance Approvals for US, Canada, and European Union
Warranty
12 months from date of shipment. Extended warranties available
for purchase. Please contact your sales representative.
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2. Regulatory and Safety Compliance
2.1 Symbols Found on Our Products
Markings and labels on our products follow industry-standard conventions. Regulatory markings
found on our products comply with all domestic and many international requirements.
2.1.1 Class 1 Laser
RS-232/422 Extender Modules are designed and identified as Class 1 LASER products.
CLASS 1 LASERS do not require any special
precautions under conditions of normal use.
Fiber-Optic
Cables
SFP
Modules
Class 1 Lasers
2.2
Regulatory Compliance
Thinklogical Q-Series products are designed and made in the USA. Q-Series products have been
tested by a nationally recognized testing laboratory and found to be compliant with the
following standards (both domestic USA and many international locations).
2.2.1 North America
These products comply with the following standards:
Safety
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ANSI/UL60950-1: 1st Edition (2003)
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CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
Laser Safety
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CDRH 21 CFR 1040.10
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Class 1 Laser Product
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Accession Number TBD
Electromagnetic Interference
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FCC CFR47, Part 15, Class A

Industry Canada ICES-003 Issue 2, Revision 1
2.2.2 Australia & New Zealand
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio
interference, in which case the user may be required to take corrective measures.
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2.2.3 European Union
2.2.3.1 Declaration of Conformity
Product name
Q-Series RS-232/422 Extender Module
This product complies with the requirements of Low Voltage Directive 72/23/EEC and EMC Directive
89/336/EEC.
2.2.3.2 Standards Compliance
Safety
 CENELEC EN 60950-1, 1st Edition (2001)
Laser Safety
 IEC60825:2001 Parts 1 and 2
 Class 1 Laser Product
Electromagnetic Emissions
 EN55022: 1994 (IEC/CSPIR22:1993)
 EN61000-3-2/A1 4:2000
 EN61000-3-3:1994
Electromagnetic Immunity
 EN55024:1998 Information Technology Equipment-Immunity Characteristics
 EN61000-4-2:1995 Electro-Static Discharge Test
 EN61000-4-3:1996 Radiated Immunity Field Test
 EN61000-4-4:1995 Electrical Fast Transient Test
 EN61000-4-5:1995 Power Supply Surge Test
 EN61000-4-6:1996 Conducted Immunity Test
 EN61000-4-8:1993 Magnetic Field Test
 EN61000-4-11:1994 Voltage Dips & Interrupts Test
2.2.4 Supplementary Information
The following statements may be appropriate for certain geographical regions but might not
apply to your location.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class 1
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 uses, generates and can
radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual may cause harmful interference to radio communications, in which
case the user may be required to correct the interference.
NOTE: This Class 1 digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003 and has been
verified as compliant within the Class A limits of the FCC Radio Frequency Device Rules
(FCC Title 47, Part 15, Subpart B Class A), measured to CISPR 22: 1993 limits and
methods of measurement of Radio Disturbance Characteristics of Information
Technology Equipment.
This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numerique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigencies du Reglement sur le material
brouilleur du Canada.
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NOTE: The user may notice degraded audio performance in the presence of electromagnetic fields.
2.2.5 Product Serial Number
Thinklogical products have a unique serial number printed on an adhesive label that is fixed,
typically, to the underside of the unit. The serial number includes a date-code formatted as 2
digits for the week and 2 digits for the year, plus two to three digits for a unique unit number.
Example: Serial number 381322 indicates that the unit was built in the 38th week of the year
2013 and is unit number 22.
3. How to Contact Us
3.1
Customer Support
Thinklogical is an engineering company and you will receive any information you require
directly from our most knowledgeable engineers. We believe that the first lines of support are
the design engineers that developed each particular product. Therefore, your questions will
be handled promptly by our in-house engineers who are most familiar with your products.
Thank you for choosing Thinklogical products for your application.
We appreciate your business and are dedicated to helping you successfully use our products.
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is always here to help you.
To contact us, please use the following telephone numbers and internet-based methods:
Website
Check out our website for current product offerings, support information and general information about all
of the products we offer.
Our internet website offers product information on all current systems, including technical specification
sheets and installation guides (for viewing online or for download), product diagrams showing physical
connections and other helpful information. Internet: www.thinklogical.com
Note: Most online documents are stored as Adobe Acrobat “PDF” files. If you do not have
the Adobe Acrobat reader needed to view PDF files, visit www.adobe.com for a download.
Email
Thinklogical is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Eastern Time Zone. We will do
our best to respond to your email inquiries promptly. Please use one of the following email addresses:
[email protected] – Information about Thinklogical and our products
[email protected] – Sales Department - orders, questions or issues
[email protected] – Product support, technical issues or questions, product
repairs and request for Return Authorization
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Telephone
Product & Customer Support:
1-203-647-8700
International Sales (Europe, Middle East, Africa):
International Sales (Asia Pacific, Central & Latin America):
1-203-647-8704
1-203-647-8734
US Commercial & Canada:
US Federal Government:
1-203-647-8769
1-203-647-8716
Toll Free in the Continental US:
Fax:
1-800-291-3211
1-203-783-9949
Please contact our expert sales staff in Milford, CT. We are here Monday through Friday from 8:30am to
5:00pm, Eastern Time Zone. We’ll provide a representative’s direct dial phone number when you call.
If leaving a voice message, please provide a preferred time to call back so we may reach you at your
convenience.
Our switchboard attendant will direct your call during regular business hours. We have an automated
attendant answering our main telephone switchboard after regular business hours and holidays. You can
leave voice messages for individuals at any time.
Fax
Our company facsimile number is 1-203-783-9949. Please indicate the nature of the fax on your cover
sheet and provide return contact information.
3.2 Product Support
Thinklogical’s support personnel are available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm,
Eastern Time Zone. If your application might require assistance at some time outside of our normal
business hours, please contact us beforehand and we will do our best to make arrangements to help
you with your Thinklogical products.
3.2.1 Warranty
Thinklogical warrants its products against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of
one year from the date of delivery. Thinklogical and its suppliers disclaim any and all other
warranties.
Note: Thinklogical Inc. products carry a one year warranty, with longer term available at time
of purchase on most products. Please refer to your product invoice for your products
Warranty Terms & Conditions.
Defect remedy shall be, repair or replacement of the product, provided that the defective
product is returned to the authorized dealer within a year from the date of delivery.
If you wish to return your device, contact the Thinklogical authorized dealer where you
purchased the device, or if you purchased directly, call Thinklogical at 1-800-291-3211 (Toll
free in USA).
3.2.2 Return Merchandize Authorization
If you have any issue with any Thinklogical product, have product questions or need technical
assistance with your Thinklogical system, please contact Customer Support at:
1-800-291-3211 (USA only) or 1-203-647-8700 and let us help.
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If you need to return your Thinklogical® product to us for any reason, please get a
Return Merchandise Authorization Number (RMA#)
from Thinklogical’s Product Support Department (1-203-647-8700) before sending the unit in.
Customer Support will ask you to describe the problem and will issue you a Return Merchandise
Authorization number (RMA#). Pack the device in its original box, if possible, and return it with the RMA#
displayed clearly on the box.
Note: Do not return a product to Thinklogical without an approved Return Material
Authorization Number.
Return address for products with Return Material Authorization:
Thinklogical, LLC
Attn: RMA#
100 Washington Street
Milford, CT 06460 USA
PH: 1-800-291-3211 (USA only)
1-203-647-8700
RS-232/422
Extender Module
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STEP 4: Connect the RS232/RS422 Extenders
on the Transmit side to the router using multimode fiber-optic cables (up to 1000 meters).
Connect TX to any Router SFP’s Receive Port
and RX to the same SFP’s Transmit Port.
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VSQ-004300
RS232/RS422
RS232/RS422 Extenders
RSM-000002-LC
7
Controller Card
IP Address: 192.168.13.15
Network Hub
External Control CPU
5
RS232/RS422
1
SFP
QUICK START GUIDE
RS232/RS422 Extender Module
TX: Serial Data ►
RX: Serial Data ◄
STEP 8: Ensure the ON/OFF switch located above the
Router’s Power Supply’s AC receptacle is in the OFF
position. Connect the supplied AC Power Cord and plug it
into a standard AC source. Turn the switch ON.
Verify that all system functions are operating properly.
STEP 7: If using a KVM Matrix Router, connect the
Controller Card’s LAN Port to your Controller CPU with a
CAT5 cable. (CPU IP address: 192.168.13.9)
STEP 6: Using CAT5 Cables, connect any RS232 or RS422
devices or sources to the modules’ RJ45 ports as needed.
STEP 5: If using a Q-4300 Chassis (VQS-004300), ensure
that the ON/OFF Switches on the front panel are both in the
OFF position. Install the Right Power Supply Module AC
Power Cord (left receptacle) and the Left Power Supply
Module AC Power Cord (right receptacle). Plug both cords
into a standard AC source. On the front of the chassis, turn
ON the Right and Left Power Supply Modules.
SFP
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RS232-422_Extender_MX48_Manual_QSG
Stand-Alone Chassis
2
RSM-000002-LC
3
MX48 Router KVM
Matrix Switch Chassis
MXR-000048
3 Rack Units, 200 Watts
STEP 3: Using CAT5 Cables, connect any RS232 or RS422
devices or sources to the modules’ RJ45 ports as needed.
STEP 2: If using a Stand-Alone Chassis (VQS-001300),
ensure the ON/OFF switch is in the OFF (0) position. Insert
the AC power cord and plug it into a standard AC source.
Turn the unit ON.
RS232/RS422 Extenders
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Complete Steps 1-8 to connect your RS232/RS422 Extender Modules
STEP 1: If using a KVM Matrix Router, connect the RS232/
RS422 Extenders on the Receive side to the router using
multi-mode fiber-optic cables (up to 1000 meters). Connect
TX to any Router SFP’s Receive Port and RX to the same
SFP’s Transmit Port.
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Appendix A: Quick Start Guide
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Appendix B: ADP19, ADP-25 and ADP-31 Pin-Outs
RS-232 DTE
RS-232 DCE
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