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Emerge MPX1000
TM
HD Multipoint Extender
Installer/User Guide
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Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at
his own expense.
Note: In order to maintain compliance with relevant emission standards analog audio cables should contain a
ferrite with a value of at least 150 ohms impedance at 100 MHz. A clamp on ferrite may be used.
Canadian Notification
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set
out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
Note: In order to maintain compliance with relevant emission standards analog audio cables should contain a
ferrite with a value of at least 150 ohms impedance at 100 MHz. A clamp on ferrite may be used.
Le présent appareil numérique n'émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numériques de la classe B prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le
Ministère des Communications du Canada.
De manière à maintenir la normes d'émission analogue, les câbles audio devraient contenir un ferrite avec une
valeur d'impédance d'au moins 150 ohms à 100 MHz. Une attache sur ferrite peut être utilisée.
Safety and EMC Approvals and Markings (Compliance Model Number (CMN): 2003 Series)
IEC 60950-1:2000, IEC 60065 :2001+ Amd 1:2005 EN 60950-1:2001, EN 60065 :2002 UL 60950 3rd Ed. /
CSA 22.2 No. 60950:2000, UL 60065 :2002, EN 55103-1:1997, EN 55022:1998+A1:2000+A2:2003,EN
61000-3-2 :1995 EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1:2001, EN 55103-2:1997, EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003, FCC
Part 15 Subpart B Class B, FCC Part 15 Subpart C, FCC Part 15 Subpart E, EN 50392 :2004, EN 301 893 v.
1.2.3 (2003-08), EN 489-1 v. 1.4.1 (2002-08), EN 489-17 V. 1.2.1 (2002-08)
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HD Multipoint Extender
Installer/User Guide
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LIST OF FIGU RES
Figure 1.1: Example MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender Configuration ......................................... 3
Figure 2.1: Emerge MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender Transmitter (Front)................................ 11
Figure 2.2: Emerge MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender Transmitter (Rear) ................................. 12
Figure 2.3: Emerge MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender Receiver (Front)..................................... 13
Figure 2.4: Emerge MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender Receiver (Rear) ...................................... 14
Figure 2.5: HDMI Media Module ................................................................................................... 16
Figure 2.6: HD15 Media Module .................................................................................................... 17
Figure 3.1: Network Settings Page with Control LAN Parameters ................................................ 21
Figure 3.2: System Settings ............................................................................................................. 21
Figure 3.3: Bindings Page............................................................................................................... 24
Figure 3.4: Connection Status Page................................................................................................ 30
Figure 3.5: Change Login Password Page ..................................................................................... 31
Figure 4.1: Transmitter Media LAN Settings Page ......................................................................... 36
Figure 4.2: Receiver Media LAN Settings Page.............................................................................. 36
Figure 4.3: Transmitter A/V Settings Page ..................................................................................... 36
Figure 4.4: Receiver A/V Settings Page .......................................................................................... 36
Figure 4.5: Serial Passthrough Mode ............................................................................................ 38
Figure 4.6: Serial Settings Page: Serial Parameters ...................................................................... 39
Figure 4.7: IR Flow: Transmitter to Receiver ................................................................................. 40
Figure 4.8: IR Flow: Primary Receiver to Transmitter................................................................... 40
Figure 4.9: IR Loopback.................................................................................................................. 41
Figure 4.10: Serial Settings Page: IR Parameters .......................................................................... 42
Figure 4.11: System Reboot Page.................................................................................................... 44
Figure 4.12: Reset to Factory Defaults Page .................................................................................. 45
Figure C.1: MPX1000R LED Status Indicators .............................................................................. 54
Figure D.1: Transmitter Rack Mount Brackets ............................................................................... 57
Figure D.2: Parts for Under Desk Mounting Option ...................................................................... 58
Figure D.3: Installing the Horizontal Mounting Bracket (Under Desk Option)............................. 58
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LIST OF TABLES
Table 1.1: System Definitions for an MPX1000 Extender Solution .................................................. 3
Table 1.2: List of Accessories ............................................................................................................ 7
Table 2.1: Front Panel (Transmitter) .............................................................................................. 11
Table 2.2: Rear Panel (Transmitter) ............................................................................................... 12
Table 2.3: Front Panel ( Receiver) .................................................................................................. 13
Table 2.4: Rear Panel (Receiver) .................................................................................................... 14
Table 4.1: Methods for Fine Tuning ................................................................................................ 33
Table 4.2: Status Page Information ................................................................................................. 42
Table 4.3: Buttons for Manual Menu Navigation............................................................................ 45
Table 4.4: Buttons for Automatic Menu Display Mode ................................................................... 46
Table 4.5: Buttons for Parameter Modification Mode .................................................................... 47
Table C.1: LED Status - Wireless Connection ................................................................................ 55
Table C.2: LED Status - Wired Connection .................................................................................... 55
Table C.3: LED Status - Reset Button Press ................................................................................... 56
Table C.4: LED Status - Flash Update............................................................................................ 56
Table E.1: MPX1000T HD Multipoint Extender Product Specifications........................................ 60
Table E.2: MPX1000R HD Multipoint Extender Product Specifications ....................................... 61
Table E.3: MPX1000T HDMI Input Module Product Specifications.............................................. 62
Table E.4: MPX1000R HDMI Output Module Product Specifications........................................... 63
Table E.5: MPX1000T HD15 (VGA) Input Module Product Specifications ................................... 63
Table E.6: MPX1000R HD15 (VGA) Output Module Product Specifications ................................ 64
Table F.1: Firmware and Hardware Versions Page Information................................................... 65
Table H.1: MPX1000 Supported ISO Country Codes ..................................................................... 70
Table I.1: MPX1000 Transmitter Kit Contents ............................................................................... 73
Table I.2: MPX1000 Receiver Kit Contents .................................................................................... 73
Table I.3: MPX1000 Receiver HDMI Media Module Kit Contents ................................................ 73
Table I.4: MPX1000 Transmitter HDMI Media Module Kit Contents............................................ 73
Table I.5: MPX1000 Receiver VGA Media Module Kit Contents ................................................... 74
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Table I.6: MPX1000 Transmitter VGA Media Module Kit Contents .............................................. 74
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T A B L E O F C ON T E N T S
Chapter 1: Product Overview.......................................................................................... 1
Introduction ....................................................................................................................................... 1
Features ............................................................................................................................................. 1
Video ........................................................................................................................................... 1
Audio........................................................................................................................................... 1
Control........................................................................................................................................ 2
Benefits............................................................................................................................................... 2
System Overview ................................................................................................................................ 3
System definitions ....................................................................................................................... 3
Understanding User Interfaces.......................................................................................................... 6
Browser-based configuration ..................................................................................................... 6
Front panel display..................................................................................................................... 6
Accessories......................................................................................................................................... 7
Compatibility with Attached Devices................................................................................................. 8
EDID compatibility..................................................................................................................... 8
HDCP compatibility ................................................................................................................... 9
Rack Mount Safety Considerations.................................................................................................. 10
Chapter 2: Hardware Overview ..................................................................................... 11
Transmitter....................................................................................................................................... 11
Receiver ........................................................................................................................................... 13
Media Modules ................................................................................................................................ 16
HDMI media module ................................................................................................................ 16
HD15 media module ................................................................................................................. 16
Chapter 3: Installation ................................................................................................... 19
Getting Ready .................................................................................................................................. 19
Installing Media Modules ................................................................................................................ 19
Transmitter Configuration ............................................................................................................... 20
LAN settings.............................................................................................................................. 20
Validating media LAN connectivity .......................................................................................... 21
Setting explicit receiver bindings (Optional)............................................................................ 22
Receiver configuration (Optional)............................................................................................ 24
Accessing your receiver’s web interface .................................................................................. 24
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Configure receiver system settings (Optional) ......................................................................... 25
Configure receiver password (Optional).................................................................................. 26
Initiating A Media Session ............................................................................................................... 26
Troubleshooting........................................................................................................................ 27
Transmitter and Receiver Placement............................................................................................... 29
Final Adjustments ............................................................................................................................ 30
Extension of IR and Serial Data ...................................................................................................... 31
Change Password ............................................................................................................................ 31
Chapter 4: Additional Functions................................................................................... 33
Fine Tuning Parameters .................................................................................................................. 33
Serial Control .................................................................................................................................. 36
I/R Control ....................................................................................................................................... 39
Configuring IR control ............................................................................................................. 41
Connection Status Monitoring ......................................................................................................... 42
System Reboot .................................................................................................................................. 44
Reset to Factory Defaults ................................................................................................................ 44
Front Panel Display......................................................................................................................... 45
Display modes........................................................................................................................... 45
Main menu ................................................................................................................................ 47
Screen saver.............................................................................................................................. 49
Appendix A: Technical Support ....................................................................................................... 51
Appendices.................................................................................................................... 51
Appendix B: Radio Considerations.................................................................................................. 52
Appendix C: MPX1000R Receiver LED Status ............................................................................... 54
Appendix D: Mounting Options ....................................................................................................... 57
Appendix E: Technical Specifications ............................................................................................. 60
Appendix F: Displaying Firmware and Hardware Versions........................................................... 65
Appendix G: Upgrading MPX Firmware ........................................................................................ 66
Appendix H: Supported ISO Country Codes ................................................................................... 70
Appendix I: Kit Contents.................................................................................................................. 73
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Product Overview
Introduction
Emerge™ MPX1000 HD multipoint transmitters and receivers work in unison to form a managed
audio video extension network able to deliver a synchronized stream of high definition computer
graphics or video and associated audio from one source to as many as eight display devices in a
wired or wireless manner. Display device control data, content protection and interactive device
control signals, including IR and serial are passed from source to sink through the extension
network, providing a fully managed solution.
Modular support is available for HDMI video and audio, DVI-D, and analog signals, including
component video, computer graphics and stereo audio.
Features
The Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extender is a modular system. Audio/Video (A/V) data,
whether analog or digital, is converted to a compressed and encrypted digital stream before
transmission. To ensure support for a wide range of current and future video standards, video input
and output connections are provided in the form of field-installable media modules. All media
modules are purchased separately.
Video
The product supports both digital and analog video. Video input/output ports are located on a fieldinstallable media module. Your media module may support HDMI, VGA or component video.
Audio and video signals received at the input port of the transmitter’s media module are
compressed, encrypted and transmitted over a 10/100 Mb Ethernet link or a wireless link to one or
more receivers. The product does not provide scaling of images nor does it provide interlacing or
deinterlacing. The product does, however, extend both interlaced and progressive video signals.
Audio
The product supports HDMI digital audio and analog audio. Analog audio ports are located on a
field-installable media module. Your media module may support balanced audio, unbalanced audio
or both. Unbalanced audio cabling should be limited to 10 feet or less. When using the HDMI
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media module, digital audio, if present, takes priority over analog audio. Only a single stream of
audio will be processed by the transmitter. Audio will be output at the receiver in the same manner
as it was input by the transmitter.
Control
The product supports both RS232 and infrared control of source and display devices. These control
ports are located on the main chassis of the MPX1000 transmitter and receiver. Thus, they are
permanent rather than field-installable. Every MPX1000 extender has both an IR receiver and an IR
emitter. IR strings are passed across the transmitter/receiver link, making it possible to control
source devices while standing at a display device, and vice-versa. A loopback function also makes
it possible to control devices locally from either side of the extension network. Likewise, bidirectional transmission of RS232 signals allows device management across the extension network.
Benefits
The Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extender provides the following benefits:
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Multipoint wired or wireless extension of High Definition (HD) content
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Low latency from input at transmitter to output at receiver, making the product suitable for live
presentations or recorded media
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Ability to send HDMI audio or unbalanced analog audio
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Ability to extend A/V control signals, including serial and IR
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Ability to synchronize media across all receivers
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Lip sync is maintained at each receiver
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Simple web-based configuration is provided at the transmitter
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Provides content security through HDCP digital rights management
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Product is field upgradable to support future functionality
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System Overview
The following diagram illustrates a typical configuration, including a single transmitter and three
receiver units using HDMI source and display devices.
Figure 1.1: Example MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender Configuration
System definitions
The Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extender system consists of one transmitter and one to eight
receiver units. The following terms are used in this manual to identify common components of an
MPX1000 extender solution:
Table 1.1: System Definitions for an MPX1000 Extender Solution
Term
Definition
Active EDID
A merged EDID string that describes the subset of characteristics supported by the
primary display device and the MPX1000 transmitter
Bound Receiver
A receiver that is actively connected to a transmitter over a wired or wireless link
Control LAN
A LAN port on an MPX1000 receiver or transmitter, labelled L1, that allows access
to the on-board web interface of the product
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Table 1.1: System Definitions for an MPX1000 Extender Solution (Continued)
Term
Definition
Default EDID
Factory default EDID information stored in an MPX1000 transmitter, which
describes the supported video characteristics of the MPX1000 transmitter
Display Device
Video projector, plasma, LCD display, or other display device
EDID
Extended Display Identification Data: A Video Electronics Standards Association
(VESA) standard data format that contains basic information about a monitor and
its capabilities, including vendor information, maximum image size, color
characteristics, factory pre-set timings, frequency range limits and character
strings for the monitor name and serial number
Extension Network
A generic term denoting an MPX1000 transmitter and all of its bound receivers,
whether wired or wireless
HDCP
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital rights
management used to secure digital audio and video content
Input Media Module
Input media module resides in the transmitter and accepts video input from a
source device
IR Blaster
Dual IR emitter (part number IRB-100) that connects to the IR(tx) port of the
transmitter or the receiver and converts electrical signals that arrive at that port to
IR signals for control of source and display devices
IR Extension
Flow of IR data across the MPX1000 extension network
IR Local Loopback
Flow of IR data from the IR(rx) receiver to the IR(tx) port on the same unit
IR Remote
Remote control that transmits device control information using an infra-red LED
IR(rx) port
An infra-red receive port located on an MPX1000 transmitter or receiver
IR(tx) port
An infra-red emitter located on an MPX1000 transmitter or receiver
Media LAN
A LAN port on an MPX1000 receiver or transmitter, labelled L2, that serves as a
private wired network for transmission of A/V media
Media Module
A modular, field-installable, component that enables transmitter and receiver units
to attach to various types of source and display devices
Output Media Module Output media module that resides in the receiver and outputs video data to a
display device
Primary Display
Device
A display device attached to the primary MPX1000 receiver
Primary EDID
EDID information received from the primary display device, which describes the
characteristics of the display device
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Table 1.1: System Definitions for an MPX1000 Extender Solution (Continued)
Term
Definition
Primary Receiver
A single MPX1000R unit that you specify as the primary receiver during
configuration for each system.
The primary receiver has the following characteristics:
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•
•
Only the primary receiver reports DDC/EDID information back to the transmitter,
and thus, back to the source device
The primary receiver is the only receiver capable of bi-directional IR transfers
with the MPX1000 transmitter
The primary receiver is the only receiver capable of bi-directional RS232 serial
transfers with the MPX1000 transmitter
Receiver
A single MPX1000R unit that decrypts, uncompresses, converts and manipulates
the data back into the desired format and outputs to the connected supported
display devices
Source Device
Computer, HD-DVD, or other source of A/V content
Transmitter
A single MPX1000T unit that compresses, encrypts and transmits A/V content and
control data
Wired Link
A 10/100 Mbps wired connection between a transmitter and bound receivers
Wireless Link
An 802.11a connection between an MPX1000 transmitter and bound receivers
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Understanding User Interfaces
Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extenders are accessible through two primary user interfaces: an
on-board web server that allows browser-based configuration and system monitoring and a front
panel display that provides push-button access to system status and initial network configuration.
Browser-based configuration
Browser-based configuration is available for both MPX1000 transmitters and receivers. The web
interface provides access to the following functions:
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Configure system settings
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Configure network settings
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Display hardware and firmware version
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Display connection status and signal strength
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Update firmware
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Reboot system
•
Reset to factory defaults
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Change password
Front panel display
The front panel of the transmitter has a 5-button menu display that provides access to the
following functions:
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View receiver connection status, including signal strength and frame rate. Single receiver and
multi-receiver scan modes are supported.
•
View receiver configuration, including receiver name and MAC address. Single receiver and
multi-receiver scan modes are supported.
•
View transmitter configuration, including IP (L1) and MAC address.
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Configure transmitter IP settings (L1).
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Accessories
The following accessories are available for use with Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extenders.
Table 1.2: List of Accessories
Part Number
Description
DVI-HDMI
Adapter (male) DVI-D to HDMI (female)
IRB-100
Dual IR emitter 3.5MM plug
IRB-Y
3.5mm mini jack splitter for connection of 2 IRB-100 emitters to an
MPX1000 extender
MPX1000MR-HD15
MPX1000R media module - VGA
MPX1000MR-HDMI
MPX1000R media module - HDMI
MPX1000MT-HD15
MPX1000T media module - VGA
MPX1000MT-HDMI
MPX1000T media module - HDMI
HGA51G-DIR30
High gain 51GHz directional antenna with 30-degree beam width
RMK-56
Under desk mount brackets for MPX1000R
5G-1M
5GHz antenna extension kit: two 1-meter cables and brackets
5G-2M
5GHz antenna extension kit: two 2-meter cables and brackets
5G-3M
5GHz antenna extension kit: two 3-meter cables and brackets
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Compatibility with Attached Devices
The following sections provide guidelines regarding compatibility with source and display devices.
For an up to date device compatibility list, refer to the MPX1000 extender product page on the
Avocent web site.
EDID compatibility
Display devices communicate with source devices using Extended Display Identification Data
(EDID), a Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) standard data format that contains
basic information about a monitor and its capabilities, including vendor information, maximum
image size, color characteristics, factory pre-set timings, frequency range limits and character
strings for the monitor name and serial number.
EDID information stored in a display device is passed to the MPX1000 receiver across the video
cable through a digital path called the Display Data Channel (DDC). The receiver forwards this
information to the transmitter, which is responsible for passing EDID information to the source
device, thus enabling display and source devices to work together.
An MPX1000 extension network has a single primary receiver, which has special responsibilities
regarding serial, IR, and video functionality. For video functionality, only the primary receiver
passes EDID information back to the transmitter.
The MPX1000 transmitter is pre-configured with default EDID information, which accurately
identifies the capability of the MPX1000 transmitter. This EDID will be passed to a source device
in lieu of information received from MPX1000 receivers. As the transmitter learns about the
attached display devices through receiver bindings, it uses the information to create a more
meaningful EDID string, referred to as the active EDID string. The process occurs as follows:
•
Initially, the active EDID string is blank
•
When a receiver binding occurs, if the receiver is not the primary and if the active EDID string
is blank, then the transmitter will merge the received and default EDID strings such that the
resulting string represents the common features supported by both devices. This new string
will be stored as the active EDID and will be reported to the source device.
•
When the primary receiver binds with the transmitter for the first time, the merge process will
be repeated using the default and primary EDID strings.
•
When bindings are established with subsequent receivers, no action is taken.
•
If a different receiver is selected as the primary via the transmitter’s web interface, then the
merge process will be repeated when a new primary EDID string is received.
•
If the primary display device is replaced with a different model, then the receiver will report
the information to the transmitter and a merge process will take place.
NOTE: A blank screen will occur as EDID changes are being processed.
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HDCP compatibility
High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) protects video content as it travels across
DVI-D or HDMI connections. Compliant devices do not allow users to make copies of protected
content and must effectively frustrate attempts to view protected content.
For example, protected digital video content must be restricted to DVD quality when viewed on
non-HDCP display devices. Likewise, digital audio content is restricted to DAT quality on nonHDCP digital audio output devices.
The following procedures ensure security for protected high definition content:
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Authentication: To identify non-compliant display devices
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Encryption: To prevent eavesdropping of protected content
•
Key revocation: To block devices manufactured by vendors in violation of license agreements
from receiving HD content
MPX1000 extenders serve as a repeater between HDCP compliant source and display devices.
When all display devices and the source device are HDCP compliant, high definition content will
be normally displayed. The following exceptions may occur:
•
When a new display device is added to the extension network, its key will be passed to the
source device for validation. The MPX1000 transmitter will stop transmission of protected
content until the new display device is validated by the source device. The duration of this
process may last up to 15 seconds. The session will continue automatically upon successful
authentication.
•
In the event that a revoked key is detected, the session will terminate to all display devices. In
this case, the user will need to determine which display device is presenting a revoked key and
remove it from the extension network. Once removed, the MPX1000 transmitter must be
rebooted to flush the key from its memory. At that point, the session should resume normally
to all compliant display devices.
•
In the event that a display does not support HDCP, then the MPX1000 receiver will not send
protected content to that display device. Unprotected analog audio will be processed normally
by the MPX1000 receiver.
•
The MPX1000 receiver supports connection to compliant display devices. Connection to
devices such as an HDCP compliant switch, which may present multiple keys, is not
supported. Should this occur, the MPX1000 receiver will refrain from sending video content to
the device. Other receivers in the extension network will not be affected.
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Rack Mount Safety Considerations
Before installing the appliance and other components in the rack (if not already installed), stabilize
the rack in a permanent location. Install the equipment starting at the bottom of the rack, then work
to the top. Avoid uneven loading or overloading of racks.
•
Elevated ambient temperature: In a closed rack assembly, the operation temperature of the rack
environment can be greater than room ambient. Use care not to exceed the rated maximum
ambient temperature of the unit.
•
Reduced air flow: Carefully install the equipment in a rack so that an adequate amount of
airflow is maintained for safe operation of the equipment.
•
Mechanical loading: Avoid a potentially hazardous condition caused by uneven mechanical
loading by carefully mounting the equipment in the rack.
•
Circuit overloading: Consider the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the
effect that overloading of circuits might have on overcurrent protection and supply wiring.
Observe equipment nameplate ratings for maximum current.
•
Reliable earthing: Maintain reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment. Pay particular
attention to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (for
example, use of power strips).
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Transmitter
Because of its modular design, the transmitter is able to attach to a wide range of source devices.
The media input port is provided as a field-installable module, which allows the product to support
an expanding range of media types as additional modules are released. Table 2.1 provides an
overview of the transmitter.
Omni-directional
Antenna
IR Receiver
Front Panel Display
Power
Front Panel Buttons
IR Blaster
USB
Reset
Figure 2.1: Emerge MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender Transmitter (Front)
Table 2.1: Front Panel (Transmitter)
Item
Description
Front Panel Buttons
Up, Down, Left and Right Arrows surrounding a Select button
used to view status and configuration settings and to set initial
parameters
Unit Reset
Recessed momentary button
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Table 2.1: Front Panel (Transmitter) (Continued)
Item
Description
Infrared (IR) Receiver Port
Captures signals from an IR remote controller for broadcast
through the extension network
Infrared (IR) Blaster Port
The dual IR(tx) emitter connects to this port via a 3.5mm jack
Omni-directional Antenna
Used to establish the wireless link between the transmitter and
bound receivers; Avocent offers specialized antennas for
improved distance or higher performance in certain bands. See
the Avocent web site for more information.
Front Panel Display
Built into the unit; see Front Panel Display on page 45
Power (PWR) LED
LED built into the unit to indicate that power is connected and
switched ON
USB Port
USB type A; reserved for future use
Power
Serial
Media ModuleSlot
USB
L1
L2
Figure 2.2: Emerge MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender Transmitter (Rear)
Table 2.2: Rear Panel (Transmitter)
Item
Description
L1 Ethernet Port
RJ 45, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet for web-based management of the
MPX1000 transmitter
L2 Ethernet Port
RJ 45, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet for transfer of A/V media from the
transmitter to all bound receivers
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Table 2.2: Rear Panel (Transmitter) (Continued)
Item
Description
Serial Port
RS-232, 9-pin serial port to support serial passthrough for control
of display devices
Power
IEC power socket with built-in fuse and on/off switch
USB Port
USB Type B; reserved for future use
Media Module Slot
Open slot on rear; used for insertion of A/V media module
Receiver
The receiver decrypts, uncompresses and converts media signals back into the desired format and
outputs the signals to the connected display device. Depending upon your media module, the
display device can accept HDMI, component or VGA signals.
Omni-directional
Antenna
Power
USB
Status
IR Blaster
IR Receiver
Reset
Figure 2.3: Emerge MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender Receiver (Front)
Table 2.3: Front Panel ( Receiver)
Item
Description
Unit Reset
Recessed momentary button
Infrared (IR) Receiver
Captures signals from an IR remote controller for broadcast
through the extension network
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Table 2.3: Front Panel ( (Continued)Receiver) (Continued)
Item
Description
Infrared (IR) Blaster
The dual IR(tx) emitter connects via the 3.5mm jack
Omni-directional Antenna
Used to establish the wireless link between the transmitter and
bound receivers. Avocent offers specialized antennas for
improved distance or higher performance in certain bands. See
the Avocent web site for more information
Status Lights
Five colored LEDs that communicate the current state of the
device. Located on the front panel in the following order (left to
right): RED AMBER1 AMBER2 GREEN1 GREEN2
See MPX1000R Receiver LED Status on page 54 for a detailed
description of LED status indicators
USB Port
USB type A; reserved for future use
Power (PWR)
LED built into the unit to indicate that power is connected and
turned ON
Serial
Power
USB
L1
L2
Media Module Slot
Figure 2.4: Emerge MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender Receiver (Rear)
Table 2.4: Rear Panel (Receiver)
Item
Description
L1 Ethernet Port
RJ 45, 10/100 Ethernet for web-based management of the
MPX1000 receiver.
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Table 2.4: Rear Panel (Receiver) (Continued)
Item
Description
L2 Ethernet Port
RJ 45, 10/100 Ethernet for sending video data from the
transmitter to all bound receivers
Serial Port
RS-232, 9 pin serial port to support serial passthrough for
control of display devices
Power
Power socket with built-in fuse and on/off switch
USB Port
USB Type B; reserved for future use
Media Module Slot
Open slot on rear; used for insertion of A/V media module
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Media Modules
Two types of media modules exist, as follows:
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Input media module for the transmitter
•
Output media module for the receiver (shown below)
Media received from a source device at the input module of the transmitter is processed and passed
to bound receivers where it is properly converted and sent to display devices through the output
media module. Media modules must be installed in all MPX1000 extenders for proper operation.
NOTE: With your MPX1000 unit you have received two snap-on ferrites. If you are using the analog audio (RCA
Jacks) these ferrites should be applied to each end of the cables. Apply the ferrites approximately one inch from
the cable ends. One ferrite goes around both cables.
HDMI media module
For the HDMI media module, audio is limited to a single stream. HDMI digital audio, if present,
takes priority over analog audio.
RCA Jacks
(Unbalanced Audio)
Captive Screw
HDMI Type A
Figure 2.5: HDMI Media Module
Figure 2.5 illustrates an HDMI input media module. The HDMI output module, although reverse in
function, has a similar look and feel.
Supported resolutions are defined in MPX1000T HDMI Input Module Product Specifications on
page 62.
HD15 media module
The HD15 media module is intended for use with computer graphics and video.
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Captive Screw
RCA Jacks
(Unbalanced Audio)
15-Pin HD female
Connector
Figure 2.6: HD15 Media Module
Figure 2.6 illustrates a HD15 (VGA) input media module. The MPX1000 transmitter will
automatically process analog audio signals received on the RCA jacks and extend the data to all
bound receivers.
Supported resolutions are defined in MPX1000T HD15 (VGA) Input Module Product
Specifications on page 63.
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CHAPTER
3
Installation
Getting Ready
To begin installing your Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extenders, do the following:
•
Take proper precautions against antistatic discharge.
•
Remove your MPX1000 transmitter, receivers, antennas and media modules from their boxes.
•
Refer to the kit contents list to ensure that you have all the items necessary for
your installation. See Kit Contents on page 73 for a complete list of product contents.
•
Place the units on a stable working surface. To prevent radio receivers from being over-driven,
allow a distance of three feet between adjacent units.
•
Connect antennas to the extenders. Fold the antennas inward while the extenders are in close
proximity to each other. Excessive signal strength will not damage the extenders, but it may
cause data loss and retransmission.
•
Ensure that all units are turned off at this time.
Installing Media Modules
MPX1000MT media modules provide media input ports and are intended for use with MPX1000
transmitters. MPX1000MR media modules provide media output ports and are intended for use
with MPX1000 receivers.
NOTE: Proper electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection should be used at all times.
To install a module into your transmitter or receiver:
1.
Align the edges of the media module with the open media module slot on the rear of the unit.
2.
Slide the media module into the transmitter or receiver(s), until it is fully seated.
3.
Fasten the media module into the unit using the provided screws.
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Transmitter Configuration
The transmitter can be configured by using an intuitive web interface. The following steps guide
you through this process.
LAN settings
To configure transmitter control LAN (L1) settings:
1.
Attach the AC line cord and turn on your transmitter. The green LED should illuminate to
indicate presence of power. Use only an Avocent power cord.
2.
Wait for the Avocent logo to appear on the front panel display indicating that the initial powerup sequence is complete.
3.
Using a crossover cable or hub, connect a browser client to the control LAN port (labeled L1)
on the rear of the transmitter.
4.
The default IP address for L1 of the transmitter is 192.168.1.1 with a subnet mask of
255.255.255.0. This may be changed using either the 5-button display or the web interface.
Refer to Configure control LAN on page 48 for more information.
5.
Change the IP address of the browser client computer so it can directly access the transmitter,
for example 192.168.1.20, if necessary.
6.
Launch a browser session to the IP address of the transmitter to invoke its web
configuration utility via L1, the control LAN port.
7.
Type the default password, which is Admin (case sensitive). User name is ignored.
8.
If the unit has not yet been configured, you will be prompted to enter a country code. This
enables the product to establish legal bands, channels, and power limits.
9.
If desired, select the password page to change the system password. See Change Password on
page 31.
10. If you have not done so via the front panel, you may configure the L1 IP address using the web
interface. Figure 3.1 illustrates the network settings dialog box. To alter the settings, select the
control LAN Settings page and set the parameters as follows:
a.
Type the IP address for L1 (control LAN) to match the network on which it will be placed.
Use this address for subsequent browser connections. Do not use the following reserved IP
addresses: 0.0.0.0, 192.168.1.10, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.2, 192.168.10.xxx or
192.168.11.xxx.
b.
Type the subnet mask for L1.
c.
Type the gateway address for L1, or 0.0.0.0 if there is no gateway.
11. Apply the changes.
NOTE: Once you change the IP address of a unit, the browser session will terminate. Your browser session must
be re-established using the new address of the unit.
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Figure 3.1: Network Settings Page with Control LAN Parameters
To configure transmitter system settings: (Optional)
1.
Within the Transmitter Menu, select the System Settings page.
2.
Type a friendly name into the Device Name text box. This name will be displayed throughout
the web interface as means to identify the transmitter.
3.
You may disable the ability to change the IP address of the transmitter via the front panel (five
button) interface. By default, this capability is enabled.
4.
The additional settings are described in Radio Considerations on page 52. Leave these settings
at their default values for now.
5.
Apply the changes.
Figure 3.2: System Settings
Validating media LAN connectivity
Media session data is transferred from an MPX1000 transmitter to bound receivers either through
the wireless LAN interface or the L2 wired LAN interface. By default, MPX1000 transmitters are
configured for wireless operation. MPX1000 receivers are configured neither for wired or wireless
operation, rather they search for an active transmitter first on their wired LAN and then on their
wireless LAN interface. The following sections will guide you through a quick test of the wireless
and wired modes of operation.
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Wired Media LAN (L2) setup (Optional)
Perform the following steps only if you wish to use MPX1000 extenders in a wired mode
of operation.
NOTE: The media LAN ports (L2) of MPX1000 extenders are dynamically assigned an IP address. There is no
means to assign IP addresses to these ports.
NOTE: Multiple transmitters may not share a single wired extension network.
To set up a wired media LAN:
1.
Interconnect the media LAN (L2) ports of the MPX1000 transmitter and all receivers using
standard 100Mbps Ethernet hubs or switches and UTP cabling.
2.
Using your browser client, navigate to the Media LAN Settings page on the
MPX1000 transmitter.
3.
Select the radio button that enables wired operation.
4.
Apply the change.
Validation of dynamic binding
After power up initialization, MPX1000 receivers automatically search both wired and wireless
media LAN interfaces for an MPX1000 transmitter. By default, an MPX1000 transmitter will
dynamically establish bindings with detected receivers. Detected receivers are dynamically listed in
the transmitter’s web interface and on its front panel display.
To validate your media LAN and bindings:
1.
Plug all receiver line cords into the AC mains and turn on your receivers.
2.
Wait for the LEDs on all units to become locked. This indicates that the receivers have
successfully initialized and detected the transmitter.
3.
Launch a browser session to the transmitter’s web utility and select the Bindings link in the
transmitter menu.
4.
Scroll to the bottom of the Bindings page and verify that all active receivers are listed (by
MAC address) within the Detected Receivers table. Figure 3.3 on page 24 illustrates the
Detected Receivers table. If a receiver is not listed, verify proper LAN connectivity or power
state of the receiver. If the receiver is not detected and your transmitter is configured for
wireless operation, you may need to adjust the transmitter power setting, refer to wireless
transmission power settings on page 34.
Setting explicit receiver bindings (Optional)
Although receivers dynamic bind with transmitters by default, you may wish to establish explicit
bindings between a transmitter and its associated receivers. Explicit bindings offer the
following benefits:
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Dynamically bound receivers may drop media sessions for any reason and are not treated
as an error. Explicitly bound receivers will be flagged as non-responsive should they drop
connection with the transmitter.
•
Explicit bindings allow for the selection of a Primary Reciever, which is required for bidirectional serial and IR communications. Futher, the Primary Receiver may be used to
establish a particular display device as the source for EDID information.
•
Multi-transmitter configurations require explicit pairings of receivers to transmitters.
The transmitter’s Bindings page contains separate tables for detected receivers and configured
receivers. In addition, there is a global setting that enables automatic binding of detected receivers.
Entries in the Detected Receivers table contains entries that are dynamically added as receivers are
detected on the wired (L2) or wireless media LAN. Each entry provides the MAC address and bind
status of the receiver. A check box is provided for you to add detected receivers to the Configured
Receivers table. The Specified Receivers table allows explicit controls for receiver binding. A
bound receiver participates in media sessions with the transmitter. Explictly unbound receivers may
be bound by a different transmitter.
The global option, labeled Automatically Bind Detected Receivers, is used to indicate whether
detected receivers are automatically bound or not.
NOTE: Automatic binding results in a dynamic extension network in which receivers bind and unbind as they are
turned on and off. Although simple to establish, dynamic extension networks lack a primary receiver, which
prevents the transmission of bi-directional serial and IR data.
To establish explicit receiver bindings:
1.
Within the Detected Receivers table, select the Add to Configured Receivers checkbox next to
each detected receiver. Figure 3.3 on page 24 illustrates the Detected Receivers table.
2.
Optional. You may manually enter a receiver’s MAC address. MAC address labels are affixed
to the bottom of an MPX1000 receiver.
3.
Optional. Configure the Automatically Bind Detected Receivers setting using drop-down list.
If enabled, the transmitter will automatically bind all detected receivers detected that are not
explicitly disabled for binding in the Configured Receivers table.
4.
Apply the changes and navigate back to the Bindings page.
5.
In the Configured Receivers table, set the Bind Allowed checkbox to configure each receiver as
explicitly bound (able to receive media data), or not bound (able to bind with a different
transmitter). Figure 3.3 on page 24 illustrates the Configured Receivers table.
6.
Click the Primary radio button to assign one unit as the Primary receiver for bi-directional
exchange of IR and serial data and reception of EDID information.
7.
Apply the changes.
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Figure 3.3: Bindings Page
Receiver configuration (Optional)
Accessing your receiver’s web interface
The on-board web interface of an MPX1000 receiver may be accessed indirectly through the
control LAN port (L1) of the transmitter or directly via the control LAN port (L1) of the receiver
itself. By default, the transmitter will forward web traffic between its control LAN (L1) port and its
media LAN (L2) port or wireless LAN interface (whichever is active). Thus, no setup or cabling is
required to access the web interface of an MPX receiver.
Hypertext links to active receivers are displayed at the bottom of the Transmitter Menu. Receivers
are identified by their MAC address; however, once configured, friendly names will be displayed.
A receiver’s web interface may be accessed by clicking on its entry in the Active Receivers list.
Once connected to the receiver, the Active Receivers list will be replaced with a hyperlink to
the transmitter.
Should you wish to establish a dedicated wired LAN for web access to MPX1000 transmitters and
receivers, the following section will guide you through the process.
MPX1000 receiver control LAN (L1) settings (Optional)
Should you wish to establish a dedicated wired control LAN for management of MPX1000
extenders, it will be necessary to establish unique IP addresses for the control LAN ports (L1) of
each receiver and transmitter to be placed on the shared LAN.
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To establish a wired control LAN for MPX1000 receivers:
1.
Interconnect the control LAN (L1) ports of the MPX1000 transmitter and all receivers using
industry-standard 10/100Mbps Ethernet components.
2.
Attach your browser client to the control LAN.
3.
Turn on a single MPX1000 receiver and leave all other receivers with default addresses
turned off.
4.
Launch a browser session to the default IP address of an MPX1000 receiver, which is
192.168.1.2 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.
5.
Type the default password, which is Admin (case sensitive). User name is ignored.
6.
If the unit has not yet been configured, you will be prompted to enter a country code. The
wireless radio is disabled until a country code is entered. In addition to enabling the radio, the
country code will establish legal bands, channels, and power limits.
7.
Within the receiver menu, select the control LAN Settings page and set the parameters
as follows:
a.
Type the IP address for L1 (control LAN) to match the network on which it will be placed.
Use this address for subsequent browser connections. Do not use the following reserved IP
addresses: 0.0.0.0, 192.168.1.10, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.2, 192.168.10.xxx or
192.168.11.xxx.
b.
Type the subnet mask for L1.
c.
Type the gateway address for L1, or 0.0.0.0 if there is no gateway.
8.
Apply the changes.
9.
Label the unit with its new IP address.
10. Return to step 3 until all MPX1000 receivers are configured with unique IP addresses.
Configure receiver system settings (Optional)
Although optional, it is recommended to configure each receiver with a friendly name. These
names will be displayed within the web interface of the transmitter.
To configure receiver system settings:
1.
Using a browser client, access the web interface of the MPX1000 receiver either directly or via
the transmitter web interface.
2.
Within the Receiver Menu, launch the System Settings page.
3.
Type a Device Name to associate a friendly name with the unit, such as “Aisle 4 Display.” The
device name may contain any combination of printable characters but it cannot exceed 127
characters. This name will be displayed for your convenience within the various web pages;
however, it has no affect upon the operation of the named unit. The name will also be
displayed on the front panel of the MPX1000 transmitter.
4.
The additional settings are described in Radio Considerations on page 52. Leave these settings
at their default values for now.
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5.
Apply the changes.
Configure receiver password (Optional)
Refer to Change Password on page 31 for detailed instructions.
Initiating A Media Session
Your MPX1000 transmitter is now ready to establish a media session with its bound receivers.
The following steps allow you verify proper operation of your media modules, establish the Active
EDID string at the MPX1000 transmitter and test compatibility of your source and display devices
through the extension network.
To establish your first media session across the extension network:
1.
Turn off your MPX1000 transmitter and receivers.
2.
Turn off your display devices.
3.
Properly shut down off your source device if it is not already turned off at this time.
4.
Attach your display device to the primary MPX1000 receiver using an appropriate cable.
NOTE: Be sure to use a display device that supports DDC2B and contains a valid EDID string.
5.
Power on the display device.
6.
Power on the primary MPX1000 receiver.
NOTE: This power up sequence ensures that the display device is online when the MPX1000 receiver reads the
EDID information.
7.
Attach the source device to the MPX1000 transmitter using an appropriate cable.
8.
Turn on the MPX1000 transmitter.
9.
Wait for the MPX1000 receiver to bind with the MPX1000 transmitter, as
previously described.
10. Power on your source device and activate it as necessary to ensure flow of video data.
NOTE: This power up sequence ensures that proper EDID information is stored in the MPX1000 transmitter
before the source device attempts to read it. The order of power up sequencing is important only once, during
initial configuration and setup. If it is necessary to replace a field-installed MPX1000 transmitter with brand new
unit, these same steps should be used to properly establish valid EDID information in the replacement unit.
11. Video should appear on the display device attached to the MPX1000 receiver within 30
seconds after the source device has completed initializing.
12. Additional receivers and display devices may now be added to the extension network.
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Troubleshooting
The following troubleshooting tips should help you to resolve most common setup and
initialization issues. If your problem persists, please contact Avocent technical support for
additional help.
Troubleshooting tips for all media types
•
If no video is visible, it is possible that the display device does not provide EDID information
over the DDC channel or that it provides invalid EDID information. The easiest way to
determine this is to connect the monitor directly to a Windows PC. Then, boot the system and
go to device manager. Expand the entry for this display device. If it listed as DEFAULT then
the display device does not report DDC information. If the monitor is listed as PLUG AND
PLAY then the monitor does report DDC data. Visit the Avocent web site for a list of known
supported source and display devices.
•
Connect a display device directly to your source device. If active media is not displayed, then
resolve the issue before attempting to extend the signal.
•
Launch your browser to the Connection Status page on the transmitter. Helpful error
information may be displayed in the transmitter table.
•
Power off all receivers aside from the primary. Working with a reduced network will allow
you to simplify the troubleshooting environment.
•
View the resolution and frame rate tables in the appendix of this manual. Is your source device
operating within supported parameters?
•
If you have selected wireless operation, select a different channel in the Wireless Media LAN
settings to ensure that there is not a conflict with other nearby wireless devices.
•
It might be useful to attempt using a wired media LAN to check for possible radiorelated issues.
•
Make sure that you have selected a primary receiver. The primary is responsible for generation
of EDID information for the source device.
Troubleshooting tips for DVI and HDMI media
•
Initiate a video hot plug of the source and display devices to ensure that the EDID information
has been read and transferred across the extension network.
•
Power cycle the transmitter to clear invalid HDCP keys, which may have been collected from a
non-valid display device. An invalid key will prevent the transmitter from sending
protected content.
•
Determine if you are sending protected content. If so, do all of the display devices have
appropriate content protection keys?
•
If only one display is not working, try making it the primary. Perform a hotplug of the video
connection (HDMI, VGA). If the problem is resolved and the displays are different models,
there may be a incompatibility between the options these monitors support.
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Troubleshooting tips for VGA media
Display devices differ widely in their support of video resolution, refresh rates, color depth and
other configurable features. To enable a workable means for source and display devices to
negotiate commonly-supported settings for a media session, a display data channel standard has
been adopted by the industry. The current standard is DDC2B. This standard is adhered to by most
VGA, DVI, and HDMI display devices. Compliant displays contain a PROM that can be read by a
source device across a display data channel (DDC). The PROM contains formatted information
about the capabilities of the display. This information is commonly referred to as extended display
information data, or EDID string for short.
DVI and HDMI source devices dynamically query EDID information when a display device hotplug event is detected. Thus, hot-plugged displays are immediately available. Most VGA computer
source devices such as graphics cards, however, query EDID information only once, upon power
up. Because the MPX1000 transmitter has no prior knowledge of the capability of the display
devices attached to the MPX1000 receivers, it is particularly important that EDID information is
passed through the extension network and assembled by the transmitter into the Active EDID string
before power up of VGA source device. For this reason, the power sequence of MPX extenders,
display devices, and source device is critical when using a VGA source device.
NOTE: EDID information is maintained by the MPX1000 transmitter in non-volatile storage; thus, the order of
power up sequencing is important only during initial installation.
If you followed the recommended power up procedure and no video is visible at the display device,
then the following tips may help you to resolve your problem.
•
•
The VGA source may be operating at a resolution not supported by the MPX1000 transmitter.
•
If you are on a laptop, toggle the video back to the laptop display and check the resolution
of the secondary monitor. To test the connection between the transmitter and the receiver,
change the secondary monitor setting to 640 x 480 @ 60Hz resolution. Again, toggle the
video to the VGA connector. Video should now appear.
•
If your source device is a desktop PC or server, then you must disconnect the MPX1000
transmitter from its VGA port and connect a VGA monitor in its place. It may be
necessary to reboot the computer to establish video. Change the resolution to 640 x 480 @
60Hz. After changing the resolution on the PC, restart the PC (or power cycle your VGA
source). Quickly reconnect to the MPX1000 transmitter while the VGA source
is initializing.
After you have obtained video at the 640 x 480 resolution, you may change the resolution on
the VGA source to one of the other supported resolutions.
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Transmitter and Receiver Placement
To find acceptable locations for your extenders:
1.
Turn off all MPX1000 extenders.
2.
Turn off your source and display devices.
3.
Place the transmitters and receivers in their desired locations without firmly mounting
the units.
4.
Turn on the MPX1000 extenders and raise antennas to their upright positions. Allow the units
to initialize and bind.
5.
Using the receiver signal strength indicator for guidance, position the units and antennas as
needed to obtain optimal signal strength. If possible, seek to obtain three or more signal
strength LEDs on the front of the receiver. If necessary, signal strength may be optimized
as follows:
a.
Increase your transmitter power: See Table 4.1 on page 33 for more information.
b.
Use specialized directional or high gain antennas: See Antenna Options on page 52 for
more information.
c.
Use antenna extension cables: Extensions may be used to raise antennas above
obstructions near the extenders. See Antenna Options on page 52 for specific options and
installation instructions.
d.
Reposition your extenders: See Radio Considerations on page 52 for
additional information.
NOTE: If transient obstructions, such as people, boxes, or vehicles, are anticipated during normal operation,
then simulate these factors as best you can to observe their effect upon signal strength under realworld conditions.
6.
Once acceptable signal strength is attained, turn off the MPX1000 transmitter and receivers.
7.
Mount the MPX1000 extenders securely without altering their orientation. See Appendix C,
Mounting Options on page 57.
8.
Attach the video and audio source devices to the MPX1000 transmitter.
9.
Attach the video and audio sink devices to the MPX1000 receiver(s).
10. Turn on your sink devices.
11. Turn on your MPX1000 receivers.
12. Turn on your MPX1000 transmitter and wait for the receivers to bind.
13. Turn on your source device.
14. Start a media stream from the source device to the MPX1000 transmitter.
15. Using the browser client, launch to the transmitter’s Connection Status page. Figure 3.4 on
page 30 illustrates the Connection Status page. Verify frame rate and signal quality for each of
the bound receivers. Make final adjustments, if necessary.
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NOTE: Radio signals propagate outward from the antenna in a disk-like perpendicular manner. A vertical
antenna results in horizontal signal propagation. For this reason, best performance is obtained when the
transmitter and receiver antennas are similarly oriented and aligned on the same horizontal or vertical plane.
NOTE: With your MPX1000 unit you have received two snap-on ferrites. If you are using the analog audio (RCA
Jacks) these ferrites should be applied to each end of the cables. Apply the ferrites approximately one inch from
the cable ends. One ferrite goes around both cables.
Figure 3.4: Connection Status Page
Final Adjustments
Presentation of audio and video media should now be active at each display device, as if they were
each individually attached to the source device. Inspect each display for signs of hesitation, color
shift, audio loss, or other anomalies. Refer to Fine Tuning Parameters on page 33 for
additional information.
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Extension of IR and Serial Data
After mounting your MPX1000 extenders, continue with the next chapter if you intend to use the
extension network to pass serial or IR control signals.
Change Password
During authentication, the browser asks for user name and password. The user name field will
accept any value, but you must type the correct password or the login will fail. The Change
Password page lets the administrator change the password.
NOTE: The password dialog box displays bullets or asterisks while you type information. If a secure connection
is not used, the browser sends the unencrypted password to the Web server during this configuration process.
Credentials are always encrypted during subsequent logons.
To change the password:
1.
Type the old login password.
2.
Type the new login password. The length of the password must be between 0 and 31
characters. The password may contain any combination of letters, digits, and
printable characters.
NOTE: When you are typing a password, the case is significant.
3.
Type the new login password again. Both password parameters must match.
4.
Click Apply.
Figure 3.5: Change Login Password Page
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CHAPTER
4
Additional Functions
Fine Tuning Parameters
The following table provides detailed instructions for tuning your MPX1000 extenders.
Table 4.1: Methods for Fine Tuning
If you are fine tuning...
Then choose...
choppy video for a wired or
wireless connection
Data Rate from the drop-down list on the Media LAN Settings page of the
transmitter. Figure 4.1 on page 36 illustrates this web page.
This setting affects the degree of compression applied to video input prior
to transmission across the extension network. The selected value
indicates a target throughput in Mbps on the extension network.
Supported rates for wireless media sessions include integer values from
1 to 20 Mbps. Supported rates for wired media sessions include integer
values from 1 to 40 Mbps.
Contention for bandwidth grows as more receivers are bound to a
MPX1000 transmitter. Excessive contention results in lost frames and
increased retransmission requests. When this occurs, the frame rate of
the session will fluctuate or drop on one or more receivers. Frame rates
below 20 frames per second result in noticably choppy video and
degraded audio. This is more likely to occur with wireless extension
networks than wired extension networks, but the principle holds true in
both cases.
To restore smooth video and audio playback, adjust the data rate setting
downward as needed to obtain a frame rate of 24 fps or greater; this will
reduce media LAN congestion, allowing the frame rate to rise. The effect
of changes will be noticable within a few seconds. It is advisable to
maintain the highest setting that yields an acceptable frame rate. Ensure
that each receiver is properly aligned for maximum signal quality before
adjusting the data rate.
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Table 4.1: Methods for Fine Tuning (Continued)
If you are fine tuning...
Then choose...
wireless channel contention
resulting from other
wireless devices
Wireless Channel from the drop-down list on the Media LAN Settings
page of the transmitter. Figure 4.1 on page 36 illustrates this web page.
Supported channels are provided in a drop-down list. The selected
channel will be used by the transmitter and bound receivers. Once
changed, the media session will drop and bound receivers will enter a
search mode. Once the transmitter is detected, the session will
continue automatically.
wireless transmission
power settings
Maximum Transmitter Power field on the Media LAN Settings page. This
setting must be made separately to transmitters and receivers. Figure 4.1
on page 36 illustrates this web page.
The range of values at the transmitter is determined by the country code
and wireless channel. The range of values at the receiver may be wider
than the transmitter because the receiver is not explicitly configured for
country code and wireless channel settings. Nonetheless, the receiver
will not exceed legal power limits at any time. The Actual Antenna Power
field of a receiver’s Connection Status page displays the receiver’s true
radiated power level.
Lower settings allow transmitters to be placed more closely. This is useful
when multiple video streams are required. Higher values allow for
increased distances between transmitters and receivers. In addition,
Avocent offers optional extended distance antennas for this purpose.
The default power setting may overdrive radio receivers when MPX1000
transmitters and receivers are positioned in close proximity to each other,
within ten feet or less. This may be the case during initial configuration
and testing. Over-driven signals may result in lost frames or in extreme
cases, in dropped connections. To avoid such errors, select the lowest
setting that results in a stable, acceptable image. Remember to raise
transmit power levels when extenders are placed in their final locations.
Depending upon environmental conditions, you may find it beneficial to
configure receiver power settings to a value slightly lower than the
transmitter’s setting. This will reduce contention among receivers and
ensure that the transmitter has the most dominent signal.
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Table 4.1: Methods for Fine Tuning (Continued)
If you are fine tuning...
Then choose...
Sharpness of
computer graphics
Luma Chroma Percentages on the A/V Settings page of the transmitter.
Figure 4.3 on page 36 illustrates this web page.
This parameter affects the way in which the transmitter processes luma
and chroma information available in the input video stream. By default,
67% of the output stream is dedicated to luma information and 33% of the
output stream is dedicated to chroma information. This ratio is well suited
for a combination of motion video and some computer graphics. For
applications that are heavily slanted toward still graphic images with
sharp edges, you may have better results by increasing luma to 80%.
Experiment with the slider bar to find the settings that are best for
your application.
Audio video synchronization
across display devices
Receiver Video Latency and Receiver Audio Latency on the A/V Settings
page of the receiver. Figure 4.4 on page 36 illustrates this web page.
The extension network is designed to maintain synchronization of audio
and video signals across the output media modules of all bound
receivers. Thus audio and video output will appear as synchronized
across all display devices as long as the devices themselves introduce
equivalent latency prior to display. Introduction of scalers, converters or
other active processing devices between the output of a single MPX1000
reciever and its associated display device may cause a noticable video or
audio lag when compared to other receivers. With this parameter, it is
possible to mimic this delay on other receivers, thus bringing all display
devices into synchronization.
Default value for this parameter is 200ms. This delay provides an elastic
buffer of roughly 7 frames, allowing receivers to remain in lock step even
if lost packets need to be retransmitted. Reducing receiver latency below
the default of 200ms may compromise synchronization across receivers.
However, in applications consisting of one or two receivers, it may be
desirable to reduce this value if the primary application involves mousedriven presentations that are sensitive to latency. If choppy video occurs
on one or more receivers, raise the value until smooth video is obtained.
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Figure 4.1: Transmitter Media LAN Settings Page
Figure 4.2: Receiver Media LAN Settings Page
Figure 4.3: Transmitter A/V Settings Page
Figure 4.4: Receiver A/V Settings Page
Serial Control
Serial passthrough is a mode of operation in which serial data arriving at the serial port of a
transmitter may be broadcast to display devices attached to all receivers. Conversely, data arriving
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at the serial port of the primary receiver will be forwarded to the transmitter and made available to
the source device through its serial port. Thus, bidirectional serial transfers can be exchanged only
between the devices connected to the transmitter and primary receiver. Unidirectional serial
communication, from the transmitter, is made available to all receivers.
Serial passthrough mode is enabled via the web interface of an MPX1000 transmitter. Serial port
settings, such as baud rate, flow control, data size, top bits and parity are also configurable only via
the transmitter’s web interface. When serial passthrough is enabled, this configuration information
is forwarded to all receiver units within the extender network. When serial mode is disabled, there
is no processing of serial data on either the transmitter or the receiver(s).
Serial settings on all source and display devices must correspond with the serial settings established
via the web interface on the transmitter.
In summary, serial operation of the product is as follows:
•
If serial passthrough is enabled, then data received at the serial port of the transmitter will be
broadcast through the extension network to all bound receivers and, in turn, to all serially
attached display devices.
•
If serial passthrough is disabled, then serial data received at the serial port on the transmitter
will be ignored.
•
If a primary receiver is selected via the web interface on the transmitter, then data received
from the device attached to the serial port of the primary receiver will be forwarded across the
extension network to the MPX1000 transmitter and, in turn, to the device attached to
transmitter’s serial port.
•
If a primary receiver is not selected, then serial data will still be broadcast from the transmitter
to all bound receivers; however, bi-directional transfers will not be available.
•
All serial settings must be made via the web interface on the transmitter. The web interface on
the receiver does not offer serial configuration options.
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Figure 4.5 illustrates the basic flow of serial data among MPX1000 units and attached devices.
Figure 4.5: Serial Passthrough Mode
Use the Serial Passthrough parameters section on the transmitter’s Serial Settings page to specify
the serial mode and settings.
To configure serial passthrough mode:
1.
Select Serial Settings from the Transmitter Menu, located on the left side of the web page.
Figure 4.6 on page 39 illustrates these settings.
2.
Choose one of the following Serial Passthrough Modes from the drop-down list:
3.
a.
Disabled–Serial port on the transmitter and receiver units is not used.
b.
Simple passthru–Serial data received at the serial port of the transmitter will be broadcast
to all bound receivers.
Choose the serial baud rate for the local serial port from the Baud Rate drop-down list.
4.
Choose the serial data size for the local serial port from the Data Size drop-down list.
5.
Choose the number of serial stop bits for the local serial port from the Stop Bit drop-down list.
6.
Choose the serial parity for the local serial port from the Parity drop-down list.
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7.
Choose the serial flow control for the local serial port from the Flow Control drop-down list.
8.
Click Apply to save the changes.
Figure 4.6: Serial Settings Page: Serial Parameters
I/R Control
Each MPX1000 unit includes a built-in IR(rx) receiver and an IR(tx) port, which is a 3.5mm jack
for connection of a dual emitter. IR control strings generated from a remote controller may be
forwarded across the extension network or locally forwarded from the IR(rx) to the IR(tx) port on
the same MPX1000 unit.
IR extension permits a presenter to control a source device from the location of the display device.
Local loopback of IR data permits an administrator to manage display devices from the equipment
rack and/or a presenter to control a display device from the location of the display.
Similar to serial data, IR data is broadcast across the extension network from an MPX1000
transmitter to all bound receivers. Bi-directional IR data is limited to the transmitter and the
primary receiver.
For the sake of clarity, the flow of IR data from the IR(rx) receiver to the IR(tx) port on the same
MPX1000 unit shall be referred to as IR local loopback. Also for clarity, the flow of IR data across
the extension network shall be called IR extension.
IR functionality works as follows:
•
Upon boot up, an MPX1000 transmitter will forward IR data detected at its IR(rx) receiver to
all bound receivers across the extension network. This flow cannot be disabled.
•
When an MPX1000 receiver is selected as the primary receiver, IR data detected at its IR(rx)
receiver will be forwarded across the extension network to the MPX1000 transmitter, where it
will be emitted to the source device through the dual emitter. This IR data will not be
forwarded to other MPX1000 receivers. This flow cannot be disabled.
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The web interface of each unit offers an IR Local Loopback setting. This setting affects IR
local loopback only. Altering this setting has no effect upon the flow of IR data across the
extension network.
Figure 4.7 illustrates the flow of IR data from the MPX1000 transmitter to a single MPX1000
receiver. This data, however, will be received by all bound receivers. This functionality allows an
administrator to send control strings such as on/off to display devices from the equipment rack.
Figure 4.7: IR Flow: Transmitter to Receiver
Figure 4.8 illustrates the flow of IR data from the primary MPX1000 receiver to the MPX1000
transmitter. This allows a presenter to send control strings, such as play/pause, to source devices
from the location of the display device. A single IRB-100 dual emitter is supplied with the
MPX1000 transmitter. Should it be necessary to control more than two source devices, Avocent
offers the IRB-Y splitter, which allows two IRB-100 dual emitters to be attached to a single
MPX1000 transmitter. Additional IRB-100 emitters may also be purchased separately. The
MPX1000 transmitter, or receiver, is capable of driving up to 4 emitters (two IRB-100s).
Figure 4.8: IR Flow: Primary Receiver to Transmitter
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Figure 4.9 illustrates local looping of IR commands. This allows source or display devices to be
controlled locally.
Figure 4.9: IR Loopback
NOTE: IR data looped locally within an MPX1000 transmitter or the primary receiver will also be sent normally
across the extension network. IR data looped locally on a receiver other than the primary receiver will not be
forwarded to the extension network.
NOTE: The product provides contention handling to prevent the inadvertent mixing of IR extension data with IR
loopback data. For this reason, the local IR loopback function at an MPX1000 receiver is temporarily disabled
while the unit is processing IR data received from the MPX1000 transmitter. Similarly, if IR blaster mode is
enabled on a receiver, any IR data sent from the transmitter to that receiver is ignored (and not emitted) by that
receiver while the receiver is emitting IR data detected locally by its own IR receive port. Should contention
occur, it will be necessary to repeat the ignored IR command via the remote.
Configuring IR control
Use the IR Blaster section on the Configuration web page to enable or disable local IR loopback,
which is the flow of data from the IR(rx) receiver to the IR(tx) emitter port on the same MPX1000
extender. IR extension, the flow of data across the extension network, is unaffected by this setting.
To configure IR control on a transmitter:
1.
Select Serial Settings from the Transmitter Menu, located on the left side of the web page.
Figure 4.10 on page 42 illustrates these settings.
2.
Choose one of the following IR Local Loopback modes from the drop-down list:
3.
a.
Disabled – IR local loopback is disabled
b.
Enabled – IR local loopback is enabled
Click Apply to save the changes.
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Figure 4.10: Serial Settings Page: IR Parameters
Regardless of the IR blaster mode setting, all IR data received by the local IR receiver port on the
transmitter is forwarded to all connected receivers. This IR data will be sent to the IR transmit port
at each of those receivers.
To configure IR control on a receiver:
1.
Select Serial Settings from the Receiver Menu, located on the left side of the web page, Figure
4.10 on page 42 illustrates these settings.
2.
Choose one of the following IR Local Loopback modes from the drop-down list:
3.
a.
Disabled – IR local loopback is disabled
b.
Enabled – IR local loopback is enabled
Click Apply to save the changes.
Connection Status Monitoring
The Connection Status page on the transmitter displays the operational status of the transmitter and
all bound receivers. Figure 3.4 on page 30 illustrates this web page. Status content dynamically
refreshes every five seconds. Status table entries are largely common to both MPX1000
transmitters and receivers; however, some functions are specific to transmitters or receivers. The
following table describes the status information that is provided for MPX1000 transmitters (Tx),
MPX1000 receivers (Rx) or both:
Table 4.2: Status Page Information
Field
Tx /
Rx
Description
Device Name
Both Provides a friendly name for an MPX1000 transmitter or receiver for ease of
identification within the web interface.
Control LAN MAC
Address
Both L1 MAC address (control LAN) of the transmitter or receiver, also printed on an
external label on the unit.
Wired Media LAN
MAC Address
Tx
L2 MAC address (media LAN) of the transmitter
Serial Number
Tx
The serial number assigned to the unit.
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Table 4.2: Status Page Information (Continued)
Field
Tx /
Rx
OEM ID
Tx
Country Code
Both The country code for the product. See Supported ISO Country Codes on page 70.
This is currently not user configurable.
Product Type
Both The product type for the unit: MPX1000T or MPX1000R.
Operational Status Tx
Description
The OEM identifier assigned to the unit. This information may be required for
technical support but is not required for normal use of the product.
For transmitters, this field will indicate the number of bound/active receivers. For
receivers, this field will indicate if the receiver is currently connected to a
transmitter. For all units, this field will provide flash upgrade status.
A/V Module Type
Both The type of media module inserted, such as HD15 or HDMI.
Session IP
Address
Both The IP address for the LAN interface on the extension network.
Wireless Channel
Number
Both The wireless channel number in use. Only displayed on wireless
extension networks.
Actual Antenna
Power
Tx
The effective radiated power inclusive of extension attenuation and gains due to
power settings and specialized antennas.
Signal Strength
Indication
Rx
An indication of the wireless signal strength on the receiver unit. Only displayed
on wireless A/V networks. Ranges from 0 to 100, with 0 representing weak signal
strength and 100 representing maximum signal strength. A graphical display is
also provided as follows:
• Poor signal – No bars or one red bar
• Passable signal quality – A red bar and one or two yellow bars; signal quality
should be improved
• Good signal quality – A red bar, two yellow bars and one or two green bars
Frame Rate
Rx
The video frame rate on the receiver unit. With no lost frames, the frame rate will
alternate between 29 and 30 frames per second. Wireless bandwidth contention
and poor signal quality may result in lower frame rates. Refer to Fine Tuning
Parameters on page 33 for tips on restoring acceptable frame rates.
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System Reboot
The System Reboot page is displayed when you select Reboot from the transmitter or receiver main
menu. The page provides status updates during the reboot process and provides a
Reboot Now button.
To reboot an extender:
1.
Click Reboot Now.
2.
The reboot process will begin. A message indicates that the system reboot is in progress.
Figure 4.11: System Reboot Page
Reset to Factory Defaults
The Reset to Factory Defaults page is displayed when you select it from the transmitter or receiver
main menu. The page provides an explanation about what a reset does and also provides a ReInitialize Now button.
To re-initialization an extender:
1.
Click Re-Initialize Now.
2.
The re-initialize process will begin. A message indicates that the re-initialization is in progress.
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Figure 4.12: Reset to Factory Defaults Page
Front Panel Display
The transmitter displays an Initializing message during power-up, followed by the Avocent logo.
Press any button while the Avocent logo is displayed to enter the menu display system.
Display modes
The front panel menu system has three major display modes:
•
Manual Menu Navigation
•
Automatic (Timed) Menu Display
•
Parameter Modification
In all display modes, the Up and Down buttons automatically repeat every 750 milliseconds if
pressed continuously.
Manual Menu Navigation
While you are in Manual Menu Navigation mode, the button definitions are as follows:
Table 4.3: Buttons for Manual Menu Navigation
Button
Description
Up
Scrolls up through a set of menu items within a menu.
NOTE: While in this mode, the S symbol is displayed in the upper left character
position of the display to indicate that the Up button will scroll up to the next item in
the menu. (If the menu being displayed only contains a single item, scrolling is not
possible. This is indicated by the absence of the S symbol.)
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Table 4.3: Buttons for Manual Menu Navigation (Continued)
Button
Description
Down
Scrolls down through a set of items within a menu.
NOTE: While in this mode, the Tsymbol is displayed in the upper left character
position of the display to indicate that the Down button will scroll down to the next
item in the menu. (If the menu being displayed only contains a single item, scrolling
is not possible. This is indicated by the absence of the Tsymbol.)
Center or Right
Selects the current menu item, and causes the corresponding sub-menu to
be displayed.
NOTE: While in this mode, a X symbol is displayed in the upper right character
position of the display to indicate that selection is possible for this menu item. If no X
symbol appears in the display, this menu item is not selectable, and pressing the
Center (or Right) button has no effect for this menu item
Left
Goes back to the previous menu. For example, pressing the Left button will undo the
action previously initiated by pressing the Center (or Right) button.
Automatic menu display
While you are in Automatic Menu display mode, the buttons are defined as follows:
Table 4.4: Buttons for Automatic Menu Display Mode
Button
Description
Up or Down
Identical to Manual Menu Navigation mode, with the following exception:
Before scrolling the display, the display mode is switched back to the Manual Menu
Navigation mode. The automatic (timed) display updates will stop. The front panel
display will show the scrolled (up or down) menu item.
Left, Center
or Right
Switches the display mode back to the Manual Menu Navigation mode. The
automatic (timed) display updates will stop. The front panel display will continue to
show the current menu item.
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Parameter modification
While you are in Parameter Modification mode, the button definitions are as follows:
Table 4.5: Buttons for Parameter Modification Mode
Button
Description
Up
Changes the parameter value to the next valid value in the upward direction.
Note: While in this mode, the S symbol is displayed in the lower right character
position of the display to indicate that pressing the Up button will increase the value
of the parameter.
Down
Changes the parameter value to the next valid value in the downward direction.
Note: While in this mode, the T symbol is displayed in the lower right character
position of the display to indicate that pressing the Down button will decrease the
value of the parameter.
Left, Center
or Right
Switches the display mode back to the Manual Menu Navigation mode. The front
panel display will continue to show the current menu item.
Note: While in this mode, a X symbol is displayed in the upper right character
position of the display to indicate that selection is possible for this menu item. If no X
symbol appears in the display, this menu item is not selectable, and pressing the
Center (or Right) button has no effect for this menu item.
Left
Goes back to the previous menu. For example, pressing the Left button will undo the
action previously initiated by pressing the Center (or Right) button.
Main menu
The top level menu selections for the front panel display are as follows:
•
Display Rx Status
•
Display Tx Settings
•
Configure Control LAN
To scroll through these top level menu selections when the Avocent logo is present, press any of
the four arrow buttons. To navigate through these items, press the Up or Down buttons. To select
and display a corresponding sub-menu, press the Center or Right buttons. Press the Left button to
return the front panel display to the Avocent logo.
Display Rx status
The sub-menu for this selection provides continually updated real-time receiver status. The
following information is provided:
•
Receiver identification: MAC address and friendly name
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Primary status: The primary receiver is identified by the presence of Pri in the
name display
•
Signal strength: reported by the receiver back to the transmitter
•
Frame rate
Press the Up and Down buttons to manually scroll through status for all receivers. Press the Right
button to enter into a timed scrolling mode, which displays status of all receivers in a round robin
manner. If you press any button while in the timed scrolling mode, the display reverts back to the
sub-menu.
Press the Left button to return to the main menu.
Display Tx settings
The sub-menu for this selection allows you to display the following information:
•
Transmitter identification: MAC address and friendly name
•
Control LAN address (L1) Settings: IP address, subnet mask and gateway
•
Media LAN Settings: Wireless channel number or Wired for wired configurations
•
Video quality setting: presented as a target throughput value such as 20Mbps
•
IR local loopback setting: On / Off
You may press the Up and Down buttons to manually scroll through these items. Press the Left
button to return to the main menu.
Configure control LAN
The sub-menu for this selection allows you to configure the following settings for transmitter’s
Control LAN (L1) port:
•
IP address
•
Subnet mask
•
Gateway
To configure control LAN settings:
1.
Press the Right button to select an octet for configuration. Octets are underlined when selected.
2.
Press the Up and Down buttons to change the value of the selected octet as needed.
3.
Press the Right button to select the next octet.
4.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the IP address, the subnet mask and gateway address are all properly
configured.
5.
Press the Right button until Save Change is displayed.
6.
Press the Up and Down buttons to alternate between Yes and No.
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Press the Center button to complete the operation. The settings will be applied immediately if
Yes was selected and the settings were valid. Otherwise, the current configuration will not be
altered. In either case, you will be returned to top level of the Configure Control LAN menu.
Press the Left button to return to the Avocent logo or the Up and Down buttons to scroll through the
top level menu.
NOTE: Front panel configuration may be disabled via the transmitter’s web interface. By default, front panel
configuration is enabled. This setting may be changed in the System Settings page.
Screen saver
The front panel display has a screen saver that automatically comes on if no buttons are pressed for
30 consecutive minutes. When the screen saver is active, it horizontally scrolls the current screen
off the left edge of the display while scrolling in
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Appendices
Appendix A: Technical Support
Our Technical Support staff is ready to assist you with any installation or operating issues you
encounter with your Avocent product. If an issue should develop, follow the steps below for the
fastest possible service.
To resolve an issue:
1.
Check the pertinent section of the manual to see if the issue can be resolved by following the
procedures outlined.
2.
Check our web site at www.avocent.com/support to search the knowledge base or use the
online service request.
3.
Call the Avocent Technical Support location nearest you.
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Appendix B: Radio Considerations
The number, thickness and location of walls, ceilings and other objects that signals must pass
through may limit the range for the Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extender. A typical wall has
metal or wood studs covered on each side by a single layer of Gypsum board or plaster board.
Typical signal ranges vary depending on the types of materials and background RF (radio
frequency) noises in your home or business.
To maximize your wireless range:
1.
Keep the number of walls and ceilings between the transmitter and receiver to a minimum;
each wall or ceiling can reduce your wireless product’s range.
2.
Position a direct line between your transmitter and receiver so that the signal will travel
straight through a wall or ceiling. A wall that is 1.5 feet thick (.5 meters) at a 45°angle appears
to be almost 3 feet (1 meter) thick; at a 2°angle, it looks over 42 feet (14 meters) thick!
3.
If possible, position your devices and extenders so that the signal passes through drywall or
open doorways and not other materials. Building materials such as a solid metal door or
aluminum studs can impede the wireless signal and may have a negative effect on the
wireless range.
4.
Keep your MPX1000 transmitter and receivers away (at least 3 to 6 feet or 1 to 2 meters) from
electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise.
NOTE: Signals will not pass through concrete walls or titanium coated glass.
The Emerge MPX1000 HD multipoint extender provides wireless transmission over the
Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure radio band. It operates over two ranges:
•
UNII 1: (4 channels) 5.15-5.25 GHz
•
UNII 3: (4 channels) 5.725 to 5.825 GHz
Firmware upgrades, including Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), will be provided, allowing the
product to transmit in the following frequencies as well:
•
UNII 2: (4 channels) 5.25-5.35 GHz
•
ETSI: (11 channels) 5.470-5.725 GHz
Antenna Options
Various antenna options are available for MPX1000 extenders, including specialized antennas,
antenna extension kits and lightening arrestors. The following sections describe these options and
offer an overview of installation instructions.
Installation of antenna options
Installation of antenna options have a direct impact on effective radiated power of
MPX1000 extenders.
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To Install antenna options:
1.
Physically install the antenna, arrestor or extender as described in the instructions provided
with the option.
2.
Launch a browser client to the transmitter.
3.
Select the System Settings page. Figure 3.2 on page 21 illustrates the System Settings page.
4.
Within the Antenna Type pull-down menu, select the antenna installed on your extender. The
following specialized antennas are available for use with MPX1000 extenders:
a.
LGA51G-OMN: A low gain omni-directional antenna tuned for best performance in the
UNI 1 and 2 bands. This is the default antenna.
b.
HGA51G-DIR30: A high gain, directional antenna tuned for best performance in the UNII
1 and 2 bands.
c.
LGA55G-OMN: A low gain omni-directional antenna tuned for best performance in the
UNI 3 and ETSI bands.
d.
HGA55G-OMN: A high gain omni-directional antenna tuned for best performance in the
UNI 3 and ETSI bands.
Use of high gain and directional antennas is suggested when necessary to extend transmission
distance. Use of low gain antennas allow transmitters to be placed in closer proximity. Use of
lower bands antennas are preferable for penetration of walls or other obstructions. In multitransmitter environments, use of high band antennas allows for good RF separation from
extenders using low band antennas within the same RF envelope.
5.
Within the Lightening Arrestor pull-down menu, indicate if an arrestor is present or not.
6.
Within the Antenna Extension pull-down menu, indicate which extension is installed, if any.
Supported antenna extenders include:
a.
1 Meter: Provides a 1 meter antenna extension.
b.
2 Meter: Provides a 2 meter antenna extension.
c.
3 Meter: Provides a 3 meter antenna extension.
7.
If you have installed a custom antenna, then you will need to configure the extender for a channel in the appropriate band. Select Media LAN Settings from the main menu. From Wireless
Channel pull-down menu, select an appropriate channel.
8.
Repeat steps 3 through 7 for each active receiver.
These settings allow the extenders to properly configure transmit power to compensate for
extension loss and report true effective radiated power, allowing for high gain antennas.
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Appendix C: MPX1000R Receiver LED Status
The MPX1000R receiver features five LEDs, used to indicate the status of the receiver. The
following diagram illustrates the order and color of the LEDs:
LED 5: Green-2
LED 4: Green-1
LED 3: Amber-2
LED 2: Amber-1
LED 1: Red
Figure C.1: MPX1000R LED Status Indicators
LED sequences convey operational states and status of the receiver. The following sections define
the key LED sequences of the product.
NOTE: When a LED is described as Flashing, it is flashing on and off at a rate of 4 flashes per second. When a
LED is described as Blinking, it is blinking on and off at a slower rate of 1.5 seconds per blink. When a LED is
described as On Solid, it is continuously illuminated and is neither blinking nor flashing.
Receiver power status
During system initialization, the LEDs will turn on from left to right until all LEDs are on. Then,
the LEDs will turn off from right to left until all LEDs are off. This pattern will repeat throughout
the system initialization process.
If a Power On Self Test (POST) error occurs, a specific pattern will be displayed. Please make note
of the pattern prior to contacting Avocent technical support.
Wireless operation status
When configured for wireless operation, the LEDs indicate the current status of the connection.
If no connection exists, a 2-step searching pattern sequence is displayed, as follows:
Search pattern: Green-1 and Green-2 will alternate, all other LEDS remain off.
If a connection does exist, the current signal level (0-5) of the connection is displayed using one of
6 LED patterns, as follows:
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Table C.1: LED Status - Wireless Connection
Signal Level
Red
Amber-1
Amber-2
Green-1
Green-2
0
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
1
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
2
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
3
ON
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
4
ON
ON
ON
ON
OFF
5
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
Wired operation status
When configured for wired operation, the LEDs indicate the current status of the connection.
If no connection exists, a 2-step searching pattern sequence is displayed, as follows:
Search pattern: Green-1 and Green-2 will alternate, all other LEDS remain off.
If a connection does exist, the current signal level (0-5) of the connection is displayed using one of
6 LED patterns, as follows:
Table C.2: LED Status - Wired Connection
Signal Level
Red
Amber-1
Amber-2
Green-1
Green-2
5
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
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Reset button status
You may perform multiple levels of reset using the button on the front panel of the receiver. As you
continue to hold the button the LED pattern will change, reflecting the action to be performed. The
various LED patterns are described in the following table:
Table C.3: LED Status - Reset Button Press
All LEDs blinking or
flashing together
Hold time
Interpretation
Rate: 2 blinks per
second
.25 - 5 seconds
If the reset button is released now, the MPX1000 receiver will
reset and reboot without changing any configuration parameters.
Rate: 4 flashes per
second
5 - 10 seconds
If the reset button is released now, the MPX1000 receiver will
reset its login password to factory default and then it will reset
and reboot.
Rate: 10 flashes per
second
>10 seconds
If the reset button is released now, the MPX1000 receiver will
reset all configuration parameters to factory defaults and then it
will reset and reboot.
The same reset functions are available on the MPX1000 transmitter; however, status is provided via
the front panel display.
Flash update status
LED indicators provide the following status information during the flash update process:
Table C.4: LED Status - Flash Update
Flash update state
LED Activity
In Progress
Green-2 LED flashing indicates that the flash update is in progress and that it has not
failed. While this LED is flashing, one or more of the green or amber LEDs will also
either be on solid or will be blinking to indicate the progress of the flash update.
Failed
Red LED flashing indicates failure of the flash update procedure. If you are unable to
identify the source of the failure, please contact technical support for assistance.
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Appendix D: Mounting Options
Transmitter mounting
The MPX1000 transmitter ships with rack mount brackets for installation into an equipment rack.
When installed, the transmitter requires only one unit of rack height.
Figure D.1: Transmitter Rack Mount Brackets
The MPX1000T transmitter also supports the following mounting options:
•
Table mounting via the optional RMK-56 mounting kit, described below
•
VESA MIS-E compatible mounting, using third-party brackets as described below
Receiver mounting
The MPX1000R receiver features the following mounting options, allowing it to adapt to most
work environments:
•
Table mounting via the optional RMK-56 mounting kit, described below
•
VESA MIS-E compatible mounting, using third-party brackets as described below
Table mounting
The Avocent RMK-56 table mounting bracket kit is compatible with MPX1000 transmitters and
receivers. The kit contains two brackets, which are interchangeable such that either may be used as
a left or right bracket. In addition, the brackets may be attached with keyholes facing up or down.
This flexibility allows a device to be mounted in a table top or below table manner.
Detailed instructions are provided with the kit. The following diagram illustrates the basic
components of the kit.
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Figure D.2: Parts for Under Desk Mounting Option
The following diagram offers dimensions, in inches, of the RMK-56 horizontal mounting brackets
when used in conjunction with the MPX1000R receiver.
Figure D.3: Installing the Horizontal Mounting Bracket (Under Desk Option)
NOTE: Mounting accessories are ordered separately. Contact your dealer for more information.
VESA mounting
MPX1000 transmitters and receivers provide VESA MIS-E threaded holes, allowing you to choose
from a wide range of third-party ceiling, wall, tilt, cabinet and desk mount products. The VESA
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MIS-E standard is designed for mounting of mid-size displays that weigh under 50 pounds.
Compliant products, such as the MPX1000 transmitter and receiver, are equipped with a 200 x
100mm mounting hole pattern.
Please follow the mounting instructions provided with the third-party mounting kit.
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Appendix E: Technical Specifications
Table E.1: MPX1000T HD Multipoint Extender Product Specifications
Physical Attributes
Height
1.7"
Width
17"
Depth
7.54"
Ambient Atmospheric Condition Ratings
Operating Temperature
32F - 118.4 F (0C - 48C)
Storage Temperature
-04F - 140F (-20C- 60C)
Humidity
20% to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing) across the operating
temperature range
Power Supply
AC-input
100 - 240 VAC
AC Frequency
50 - 60 Hz
Inrush Current
.91 Amps
Connections (front)
IR Receiver
IR input
3.5 Mini
IR Blaster output, 38KHz +/- 2KHz; the IR Blaster port supports enough drive current
to handle 4 IR LEDs.
SMA Connector (2)
Antenna
Proprietary
Zigbee Module Slot (reserved for future use)
USB
USB 1.1 (reserved for future use)
Connections (rear)
L1 (RJ-45)
Ethernet Connector 10/100 IEEE 802.3, used for local network control of device
L2 (RJ-45)
Ethernet Connector 10/100 IEEE 802.3, used for streaming video
RS-232 (Female)
Serial Control input
Power
IEC
Input Module
Input Module Slot
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Regulatory Compliance (Compliance Model Number (CMN): 2003 Series)
Standards
FCC Class B, UL, cUL, RoHS, CE, ICES-003, WEEE
Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure radio bands
UNII 1: (4 channels)
5.15-5.25 GHz
UNII 3: (4 channels)
5.725 to 5.825 GHz
Table E.2: MPX1000R HD Multipoint Extender Product Specifications
Physical Attributes
Height
1.7"
Width
12.75"
Depth
7.54"
Ambient Atmospheric Condition Ratings
Operating Temperature
32F - 118.4 F (0C - 48C)
Storage Temperature
-04F - 140F (-20C- 60C)
Humidity
20% to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing) across the operating
temperature range
Power Supply
AC-input
100 - 240 VAC
AC Frequency
50 - 60 Hz
Inrush Current
.91 Amps
Connections (front)
IR Receiver
IR input
3.5 Mini
IR Blaster output, 38KHz +/- 2KHz; the IR Blaster port supports enough drive current
to handle 4 IR LEDs.
SMA Connector (2)
Antenna
Proprietary
Zigbee Module Slot
USB
USB 1.1 (Not Used at this time)
Connections (rear)
L1 (RJ-45)
Ethernet Connector 10/100 IEEE 802.3, used for local network control of device
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Table E.2: MPX1000R HD Multipoint Extender Product Specifications (Continued)
L2 (RJ-45)
Ethernet Connector 10/100 IEEE 802.3, used for streaming video
RS-232 (Female)
Serial Control input
Power
IEC
Input Module
Input Module Slot
Regulatory Compliance (Compliance Model Number (CMN): 2003 Series)
Standards
FCC Class B, UL, cUL, RoHS, CE, ICES-003, WEEE
Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure radio bands
UNII 1: (4 channels)
5.15-5.25 GHz
UNII 3: (4 channels)
5.725 to 5.825 GHz
Table E.3: MPX1000T HDMI Input Module Product Specifications
Connections
RCA Female (2)
Unbalanced Audio Input
HDMI
Digital Audio/Video Control
Video
HDMI A/V input Port
Supports the following resolutions:
720 x 480p
720p
800 x 600 @ 60Hz
640 x 480 @ 60Hz
1024x768 @ 60Hz
Audio
Line Audio Inputs
Less than or equal to 10K Ohm with 0-36db of headroom (Sensitivity)
Frequency Response
The Analog audio frequency response: 20Hz-20Khz with a 3dB per octave roll-off
beginning at 14 kHz
Regulatory Compliance (Compliance Model Number (CMN): 2003 Series)
Standards
FCC Class B, UL, cUL, RoHS, CE, ICES-003, WEEE
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Table E.4: MPX1000R HDMI Output Module Product Specifications
Connections
RCA Female (2)
Unbalanced Audio Input
HDMI
Digital Audio/Video Control
Video
Video Gain
Unity ±1DB
HDMI A/V Input Port
Supports the following resolutions:
720 x 480p
720p
800 x 600 @ 60Hz
640 x 480 @ 60Hz
1024 x 768 @ 60Hz
Audio
Audio Gain
Unity
Line Audio Outputs
Line audio outputs should be 600 Ohm with a internal resistance of about 150 Ohm
Frequency Response
The Analog audio frequency response: 20Hz-20Khz with a 3dB per octave roll-off
beginning at 14 kHz
Regulatory Compliance (Compliance Model Number (CMN): 2003 Series)
Standards
FCC Class B, UL, cUL, RoHS, CE, ICES-003, WEEE
Table E.5: MPX1000T HD15 (VGA) Input Module Product Specifications
Connections
RCA Female (2)
Unbalanced Audio Input
HD15
Analog Video Input
Video
HD15 A/V Input Port
Supports the following resolutions:
640 x 480 @ 60Hz
800 x 600 @ 60Hz
1024 x 768 @ 60Hz
1280 x 720 @ 60Hz
1280 x 768 @ 60Hz
Audio
Line Audio Inputs
Less than or equal to 10K Ohm with 0-36db of headroom (Sensitivity)
Frequency Response
The Analog audio frequency response: 20Hz-20Khz with a 3dB per octave roll-off
beginning at 14 kHz
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Table E.5: MPX1000T HD15 (VGA) Input Module Product Specifications (Continued)
Regulatory Compliance (Compliance Model Number (CMN): 2003 Series)
Standards
FCC Class B, UL, cUL, RoHS, CE, ICES-003, WEEE
Table E.6: MPX1000R HD15 (VGA) Output Module Product Specifications
RCA Female (2)
Unbalanced Audio Input
HD15
Analog Video Output
Video
Video Gain
Unity ±1DB
HD15 A/V Input Port
Limited to the following resolutions:
640 x 480 @ 60Hz
800 x 600 @ 60Hz
1024 x 768 @ 60Hz
1280 x 720 @ 60Hz
1280 x 768 @ 60Hz
Audio
Audio Gain
Unity
Line Audio Outputs
Line audio outputs should be 600 Ohm with a internal resistance of about 150 Ohm
Frequency Response
The Analog audio frequency response: 20Hz-20Khz with a 3dB per octave roll-off
beginning at 14 kHz
Regulatory Compliance (Compliance Model Number (CMN): 2003 Series)
Standards
FCC Class B, UL, cUL, RoHS, CE, ICES-003, WEEE
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Appendix F: Displaying Firmware and Hardware Versions
The Firmware and Hardware Versions page is used to display the firmware and hardware version
numbers. This page is the same for transmitters or receivers.
To display version information:
1.
Select Version Information from the Transmitter Menu or Receiver Menu, located on the left
side of the web page.
2.
Check the version numbers and decide whether you want to proceed with a Flash update.
The Firmware and Hardware Versions page displays the following information:
Table F.1: Firmware and Hardware Versions Page Information
Field
Description
Device Name
Transmitter or Receiver Name
MAC Address
L1 MAC address (control LAN) of the transmitter or receiver, also printed on an
external label on the unit
Main Application
Firmware Version
The version number of the main application firmware
Front Panel
Firmware Version
The version number of the front panel interface application firmware
Bootloader
Firmware Version
The version number of the bootloader firmware
Main Board
Hardware Version
The version number of the main board hardware
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Appendix G: Upgrading MPX Firmware
NOTE: You must have access to a TFTP server to perform the Flash update process.
The Flash Update page is used to download and install new firmware. All of the steps in this
process and the web pages are the same for a transmitter and receivers. The Flash update process
goes through several different stages. The web interface displays a different page depending on its
current state.
It is possible to upgrade the firmware of an MPX1000 receiver across the wireless media extension
network. Although the update process can be initiated during an active media session, it is
recommended to disconnect the source device from the MPX1000 transmitter prior to starting the
upgrade process. This will allow more bandwidth for transmission of the upgrade file, thus
reducing the overall time to perform the upgrade.
The upgrade will complete in the shortest possible time when initiated directly via the physical
control LAN (L1) port of an MPX1000 receiver.
To start a Flash update:
1.
Select Flash Upgrade from the Transmitter Menu or Receiver Menu, located on the left side of
the web page.
2.
Type the IP address of the TFTP server from which you are downloading the new Flash image.
By default, this will be the address of the server making the request.
NOTE: TFTP is used to download the image file; to do this it must be properly configured on the server.
3.
Type the full path name of the image file to be downloaded.
NOTE: You may need to specify the file name relative to the server’s TFTP root directory.
4.
Click Apply. If you provided valid parameters, the Flash update process starts downloading the
image file.
NOTE: Do not turn off the unit while the download is in progress.
Downloading the update
The image file is downloaded via TFTP. The web page indicates that the download is in progress.
This page updates every three seconds. Press Cancel, if necessary, to return to the main Flash
Update page.
Installing the update
After the image file has been downloaded, the web page shows version numbers for the main
firmware application and the boot firmware. For each, the current version is displayed as well as
the new version provided by the image file.
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To install the Flash update:
1.
Check the version numbers and decide whether you want to proceed with the Flash update.
2.
Click Install Image to start the Flash update process, or click Cancel to return to the main Flash
Update page.
NOTE: Do not turn off the unit while the download is in progress.
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Flash update progress
The web page shows the update progress and a percent complete for each of the Flash update steps.
The web page updates every three seconds. Press Cancel, if necessary, to return to the main Flash
Update page. Do not turn off the unit because it may not recover.
NOTE: Flash update steps for Erase boot region and Write boot image do not occur if the current boot version
and the new boot version are the same.
To continue with the Flash update steps and progress:
1.
First, the boot region in Flash memory is erased.
2.
Next, the boot region on Flash memory is written. The web page is the same as the Erase boot
region state. It shows the update progress and a percent complete.
3.
The main firmware application region on Flash memory is erased.
4.
The web page shows the update progress and a percent complete while updating every three
seconds. Again, do not turn off while in this state. Press Cancel, if necessary, to return to the
main Flash Update page.
5.
The main firmware application is written to Flash memory. The web page is the same as the
Erase application region state; it shows the update progress and a percent complete.
6.
If the Flash upgrade process successfully completes, the web page indicates this and the unit
will reboot to complete the update process.
Flash update status
The receiver has five colored LEDs on the front panel that communicate the current state of the
device. The LEDs are located in the following order (left to right):
RED AMBER1 AMBER2 GREEN1 GREEN2
While the receiver is upgrading Flash memory, these lights show the current state of the Flash
update. Each LED has a specific meaning as follows:
•
GREEN2 - Flashes to indicate that the upgrade is in progress and that it has not failed. While
this LED is flashing, one or more of the GREEN1, AMBER2 or AMBER1 LEDs will also be a
solid color or blinking to indicate the progress of the Flash upgrade.
•
GREEN1 - Blinks while file download is in progress. On solid after download has completed.
•
AMBER2 - Blinks while erase or Flash of the boot image is in progress. On solid after boot
image Flash has successfully completed.
•
AMBER1 - Blinks while erase or Flash of the application image is in progress. On solid after
application image Flash has successfully completed.
•
RED - Flashes to indicate that an error has occurred. All other LEDs are off while this LED
is flashing.
NOTE: The difference between flashing and blinking of the LEDs is that flashing occurs at four flashes per
second, whereas blinking occurs at a slower rate of 1.5 seconds per blink.
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Flash update errors
A Flash update error may occur at any state. An error message is displayed. Click Restart to
try again.
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Appendix H: Supported ISO Country Codes
Table H.1: MPX1000 Supported ISO Country Codes
Country
ISO Code
North America
United States
US
Canada
CA
Europe
Austria
AT
Belgium
BE
Cyprus
CY
Czech Republic
CZ
Denmark
DK
Estonia
EE
Finland
FI
France
FR
Germany
DE
Greece
GR
Hungary
HU
Ireland
IE
Italy
IT
Latvia
LV
Lithuania
LT
Luxembourg
LU
Malta
MT
Netherlands
NL
Norway
NO
Poland
PL
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Table H.1: MPX1000 Supported ISO Country Codes (Continued)
Country
ISO Code
Portugal
PT
Russia
RU
Slovakia
SK
Slovenia
SI
Spain
ES
Sweden
SE
Switzerland
CH
Turkey
TR
UK
GB
Asia / Pacific
Australia
AU
China (PRC)
CN
Hong Kong
HK
India
IN
Indonesia
ID
Japan
JP
Korea
KR
Malaysia
MY
New Zealand
NZ
Philippines
PH
Singapore
SG
Taiwan
TW
Africa / Middle East
Saudi Arabia
SA
Dubai / UAE
AE
Latin / South America
Argentina
AR
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Table H.1: MPX1000 Supported ISO Country Codes (Continued)
Country
ISO Code
Brazil
BR
Mexico
MX
Appendices
Appendix I: Kit Contents
Table I.1: MPX1000 Transmitter Kit Contents
Part Number
Description
MPX1000T
MPX transmitter
IRB-100
Dual IR blaster
038-0208-5
2 omni-directional antennas
570-1390-501
2 rack mount brackets
Varies by region
Line cord
590-645-501A
Quick Installation Guide
Table I.2: MPX1000 Receiver Kit Contents
Part Number
Description
MPX1000R
MPX receiver
038-0208-5
2 omni-directional antennas
Varies by region
Line cord
590-645-501x
Quick Installation Guide (x = revision)
Table I.3: MPX1000 Receiver HDMI Media Module Kit Contents
Part Number
Description
MPX1000MR-HDMI
Receiver media module
DVI-HDMI
DVI-HDMI converter
Table I.4: MPX1000 Transmitter HDMI Media Module Kit Contents
Part Number
Description
MPX1000MT-HDMI
Transmitter media module
DVI-HDMI
DVI-HDMI converter
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Table I.5: MPX1000 Receiver VGA Media Module Kit Contents
Part Number
Description
MPX1000MR-HD15
Receiver media module
Table I.6: MPX1000 Transmitter VGA Media Module Kit Contents
Part Number
Description
MPX1000MT-HD15
Transmitter media module
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A
I
A/V signals 1
Input media module 4
Accessories 7
Installing, media module 19
Active EDID 3
L
B
Latency 2
Benefits, MPX1000 Extender product 2
Lip sync 2
Bound receiver 3
M
C
Main menu, front panel display
47
Configuration, transmitter 20
Media module 4, 16, 19
Configure network settings 6
Media module, HD15 16
Control LAN 3
Media module, HDMI 16
D
O
Default EDID 4
Output media module 4O
Definitions 3
Display device 4
Display modes, front panel 45
E
EDID handling 8
Extension 4
Extension Network 4
F
Features, MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender 1
Front panel display 45
Front panel, receiver 13
Front panel, transmitter 11
H
HDCP 4, 9
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System configuration diagram 3
W
T
Web-based interface 6
Transmitter 5, 11
Wired link 5
Wireless link 5
U
User interfaces 6
Emerge MPX1000
TM
HD Multipoint Extender
For Technical Support:
www.avocent.com/support
Avocent Corporation
4991 Corporate Drive
Huntsville, Alabama 35805-6201
USA
Tel: +1 256 430 4000
Fax: +1 256 430 4031
Avocent Canada
20 Mural Street, Unit 5
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4B 1K3 Canada
Tel: +1 877 992 9239
Fax: +1 877 524 2985
590-671-501D
Avocent International Ltd.
Avocent House, Shannon Free Zone
Shannon, County Clare, Ireland
Tel: +353 61 715 292
Fax: +353 61 471 871
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