User manual | Atlona 8 Car Amplifier User Manual

Atlona HDBaseT Distribution
Amplifier Family
AT-HDCAT-4, 8, & 8ED (HDCAT-8ED pictured below)
USER MANUAL
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction ............................................................................................ 3
2. Package Contents ............................................................................................ 3
3. Features............................................................................................ 3
4. Specifications
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5. Panel Descriptions a. Front Panel
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b. Rear Panel
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6. Captive Screw Audio
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7. EDID™............................................................................................ 6
8. Rack/Wall Mount
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9. Connection and Installation ............................................................................................ 7
10. Safety Information ............................................................................................ 8
11. Warranty ............................................................................................ 9
12. Atlona Product Registration ............................................................................................ 10
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Introduction
The HDCAT allows you to send one source to multiple displays over long distances. With built in
audio de-embedding, all audio needs are met in zone and locally. The Atlona HDBaseT HDMI®
Distribution Amplifier over Single Category Cable extends audio and video signals up to 230ft
(328ft with HDCAT-8ED).
Package Contents
• 1 x AT-HDCAT
• 1 x Female Captive Screw Connector (5 pin for audio)
• 1 x 24V/6.25A DC power supply adaptor
• 1 x Pair of dual purpose wall/rack mounts
• 1 x User manual
Features
• Extend a source at 1080p up to 230ft over a single category cable (receive up to 328ft with the
HDCAT-8ED)
• Send a single source to multiple displays or HDCATs
• Two HDMI source inputs with smart auto switching feature
• EDID learning feature to ensure the best audio and video passed to a display
• Field serviceable firmware port for quick and easy updating
• Optional redundant power supply (AT-PW24V6.25A) provides uninterupted power in the event of
a main power supply failure
• Local HDMI output for in room display, AVR, or cascading to another HDCAT device
• Built in S/PDIF and Analog audio de-embedding, enables multi-channel or stereo audio to be
transmitted to an AVR or amplifier
• Provides PoCc™ (Power over category cable) to compatible receivers
• Full 3D pass through
• Lossy and lossless audio formats pass through (up to Dolby TrueHD® and DTS-HD Master
Audio™)
• HDCP compliant
Specifications
Bandwidth 6.75Gbps
Video
Audio
Distance
Rack Size
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Video: up to 1080p@60Hz
VESA®: up to 1920x1200
passes through up to Dolby TrueHD
or DTS-HD Master Audio
HDCAT-4/8: 230ft (70m) over CAT6a/7
HDCAT-4/8: 197ft (60m) over CAT5e/6
HDCAT-8ED: 328ft (100m) over CAT5e/6/7
1U
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Power
Consumption
Dimensions
(H x W x D)
Weight
Operating
Temperature
HDCAT-4: 47W
HDCAT-8/8ED: 93W
1.74 x 17.25 x 10 (inch)
44.2 x 438 x 254 (mm)
HDCAT-4: 6.30lbs or 2.86kg
HDCAT-8/8ED: 6.38lbs or 2.90kg
32°F to 104°F
0°C to 40°C
Storage
Temperature
-4°F to 140°F
-20°C to 60°C
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Panel Description
Front Panel
AT-HDCAT-8
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1. Power LED - Red LED will illuminate to display connected power supplies. M is main. B is back up.
2. Sync LED - Blue LED indicates it is receiving signal from the selected source.
3. Lock LED - When the function keys are locked the blue LED will illuminate
Lock - Press the Input button and hold for 5 seconds. All function keys will lock.
Unlock - Press the Input button and hold for 5 seconds. All function keys will unlock.
4. Output LED - Blue LED will light up for each output connected and sending signal.
*Number of LEDs will vary by HDCAT device
5. Input Button - Press to manually switch between sources.
6. Auto Button - Press to activate or deactive the smart switching feature.
**This feature auto-detects incoming source signals and switches to the corresponding input
7. EDID Button - Press to switch between internal and learned EDID™ options.
8. HDMI® LED - Blue LED will illuminate to indicate the current active input.
9. Auto LED - Blue LED will light up when the auto switching feature is enabled.
10. INT/Learn LED - Blue LED will illuminate to indicate EDID operational status (INT or Learn).
Back Panel
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AT-HDCAT-8
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2
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1. Firmware port - Field serviceable USB port for updating firmware.
2. HDMI input - Connect HDMI sources here
3. De-embedded audio - Connect audio from these ports to a local audio receiver or amplifier.
4. Local HDMI output - Local output for in room display, AVR or HDCAT cascading.
5. Back up power port - Connect second optional power supply (AT-PW24V6.25A - sold separately)
6. Main power port - Connect main power supply to this port.
7. CAT5e/6/7 Output - Connect to a receiver (purchased separately @ atlona.com) to pass signals
over extended distances.
Ex. Optional receivers AT-HDRX for 230ft with all HDCAT products. For extended distance with the
AT-HDCAT-8ED use AT-HDRX-RSNET (328ft)
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Captive Screw Analog Audio
A captive screw analog audio connector is provided to ensure a more reliable and secure
connection. The captive screw connector outputs supports balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA)
audio output.
Balanced audio connections use two signal wires and a ground to ensure the least amount of
interference to an audio signal over longer cable runs. Unbalanced audio connections use two wires
for shorter audio runs.
(+) 2
q
(╧) 1
q
(-) 3
q
XLR
Tip (+)
RCA
q
q
q
q
Sleeve (╧ Ground)
Note: Pin outs may vary, please refer to the audio amplifier’s manual to ensure a correct
connection.
Important! When terminating cables, please ensure exposed adjacent wires do not touch. This may
result in a short that can damage connected devices.
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L
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5
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EDID
When the HDCAT is completely connected and turned on it will load the Internal EDID™
automatically, which supports the highest common native video resolution and audio format of the
devices.
Example: With a mix of resolutions and audio formats the HDCAT will default to the highest
common video resolution and audio format. In the diagram below the default would be 720p with
2ch audio. Multi-channel audio and 3D are not enabled on internal mode, unless all devices
have these features.
1080p-Dolby TrueHD (3D)
Output 1
1080p-Dolby TrueHD (3D)
Input 1
720p-2ch
Output 2
EDID learn will choose the highest common resolution and audio format between output 1 and the
selected source. To learn a specific display’s EDID it will need to be connected to output 1.
To learn EDID press and hold the EDID button until the EDID learn LED starts flashing. Learning is
completed once the LED is solid.
Note: Using the above diagram, output 2 will receive no audio or video once EDID is learned.
Wall/Rack mounts
A pair of mounts have been included for quick and easy installation to a rack or wall.
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p
A
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p
To install the HDCAT into a rack, use the front screws on the side of the case (A - pictured below)
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p
B
p
p
To install the HDCAT onto a wall, use the bottom screws on the side of the case (B - pictured
above)
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Connection and Installation
Note: Use optional receiver AT-HDRX for a distance of 230ft with all HDCAT products. For
extended distance with the AT-HDCAT-8ED use AT-HDRX-RSNET (328ft).
AT-HDCAT-8ED
FIRMWARE
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2
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3
OUTPUT
HDMI 1
HDMI 2
INPUT
ANALOG
- +
+ -
L
R
SPDIF
HDMI
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8
OUTPUT
POWER SYNC LOCK
B
M
1
2
3
4
5
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8
1
MAIN
DC 24V
DC 24V
AUTO
INT LEARN
2
INPUT
AT-HDCAT-8ED
BACK UP
AUTO
EDID
CAT5e/6/7 IN
AT-HDRX
CAT5e/6/7 IN
AT-HDRX
FIRMWARE
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POWER
HDMI OUT
FIRMWARE
POWER
HDMI OUT
LINK
LINK
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Safety Information
Safeguards
To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not
expose this product to rain or moisture
Do not modify the wall plug. Doing so will
void the warranty and safety features.
If the wall plug does not fit into your local
power socket, hire an electrician to replace
your obsolete socket.
This equipment should be installed near
the socket outlet and the device should
be easily accessible in the case it requires
disconnection.
Precautions
FCC regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment, not
expressly approved by the manufacturer, could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Operate this product using only the included external power supply. Use of other power supplies
could impair performance, damage the product, or cause fires.
In the event of an electrostatic discharge this device may automatically turn off. If this occurs,
unplug the device and plug it back in.
Protect and route power cords so they will not be stepped on or pinched by anything placed on or
against them. Be especially careful of plug-ins or cord exit points from this product.
Avoid excessive humidity, sudden temperature changes or temperature extremes.
Keep this product away from wet locations such as bathtubs, sinks, laundries, wet basements, fish
tanks, and swimming pools.
Use only accessories recommended by Atlona to avoid fire, shock, or other hazards.
Unplug the product before cleaning. Use a damp cloth for cleaning and not cleaning fluid or
aerosols. Such products could enter the unit and cause damage, fire, or electric shock. Some
substances may also mar the finish of the product.
Never open, remove unit panels, or make any adjustments not described in this manual. Attempting
to do so could expose you to dangerous electrical shock or other hazards. It may also cause damage
to your AT-HDCAT-4, 8, & 8ED. Opening the product will void the warranty.
Do not attempt to service the unit. Disconnect the product and contact your authorized Atlona
reseller or contact Atlona directly.
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Warranty
Limited Warranty
Atlona Technologies warrants that (a) its products (AT-HDCAT-4, 8, & 8ED) will perform
substantially in accordance with the accompanying written materials for a period of 3 years from
the date of receipt and (b) that the product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship
under normal use and service for a period of 3 years. In the event applicable law imposes any
implied warranties, the implied warranty period is limited to 3 years from the date of receipt.
Some jurisdictions do not allow such limitations on duration of an implied warranty, so the above
limitation may not apply to customers that fall within those areas.
Customer Remedies
Atlona Technologies’ and its suppliers’ entire liability and Customer’s exclusive remedy shall
be, at Atlona Technologies’ decision, either return of the price paid for the product, repair, or
replacement of the product that does not meet this Limited Warranty and which is returned to
Atlona Technologies with a copy of the Customer’s receipt. This Limited Warranty is void if failure
of the product has resulted from accident, abuse, misapplication, or natural occurrence. In example
but not limited to: power surges (electrical storms, local power outage), dropping the product (or
items on the product), contact with fluids, and physical misconduct (i.e. kicking or punching). Any
replacement product will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period.
No other warranties
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Atlona Technologies and its suppliers disclaim
all other warranties, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties
of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with regard to the product and any related
written materials. This Limited Warranty gives customer specific legal rights. Customers may have
other rights depending on the jurisdiction.
No liability for damages
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Atlona Technologies or its
suppliers be liable for any damages arising out of the use of or inability to use this product, even if
Atlona Technologies has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Such damages include
but are not limited to: special, incidental, consequential, or indirect damages for personal injury,
loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary
loss. Atlona Technologies’ and its suppliers’ entire liability under any provision of this agreement
shall be limited to the amount actually paid by you for the product. Some Jurisdictions do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damage. The above limitations
may not apply to you in such jurisdictional cases.
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Atlona Product Registration
Thank you for purchasing this Atlona product. - We hope you enjoy it and will take an extra few
moments to register your new purchase.
Registration creates an ownership record if your product is lost or stolen and helps ensure you’ll
receive notification of performance issues and firmware updates.
At Atlona we respect and protect your privacy, assuring you that your registration information is
completely secure. Atlona product registration is completely voluntary and failure to register will not
diminish your limited warranty rights.
To register go to: http://www.atlona.com/registration
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