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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers
CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, 128, 168, and 1616 HV and HVA
68-521-01 Rev. F
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Precautions
Safety Instructions • English
This symbol is intended to alert the user of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature provided with the equipment.
This symbol is intended to alert the user of the presence of uninsulated dangerous
voltage within the product's enclosure that may present a risk of electric shock.
Warning
Power sources • This equipment should be operated only from the power source indicated on the
product. This equipment is intended to be used with a main power system with a grounded
(neutral) conductor. The third (grounding) pin is a safety feature, do not attempt to bypass or
disable it.
Caution
Power disconnection • To remove power from the equipment safely, remove all power cords from
the rear of the equipment, or the desktop power module (if detachable), or from the power
source receptacle (wall plug).
Read Instructions • Read and understand all safety and operating instructions before using the
equipment.
Power cord protection • Power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be stepped on or
pinched by items placed upon or against them.
Retain Instructions • The safety instructions should be kept for future reference.
Servicing • Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. There are no user-serviceable parts
inside. To prevent the risk of shock, do not attempt to service this equipment yourself because
opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Follow Warnings • Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the equipment or in the user
information.
Avoid Attachments • Do not use tools or attachments that are not recommended by the equipment
manufacturer because they may be hazardous.
Slots and openings • If the equipment has slots or holes in the enclosure, these are provided to
prevent overheating of sensitive components inside. These openings must never be blocked by
other objects.
Lithium battery • There is a danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace it only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries
according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Consignes de Sécurité • Français
Avertissement
Ce symbole sert à avertir l’utilisateur que la documentation fournie avec le matériel
contient des instructions importantes concernant l’exploitation et la maintenance
(réparation).
Alimentations• Ne faire fonctionner ce matériel qu’avec la source d’alimentation indiquée sur
l’appareil. Ce matériel doit être utilisé avec une alimentation principale comportant un fil de
terre (neutre). Le troisième contact (de mise à la terre) constitue un dispositif de sécurité :
n’essayez pas de la contourner ni de la désactiver.
Ce symbole sert à avertir l’utilisateur de la présence dans le boîtier de l’appareil de
tensions dangereuses non isolées posant des risques d’électrocution.
Déconnexion de l’alimentation• Pour mettre le matériel hors tension sans danger, déconnectez tous
les cordons d’alimentation de l’arrière de l’appareil ou du module d’alimentation de bureau (s’il
est amovible) ou encore de la prise secteur.
Attention
Lire les instructions• Prendre connaissance de toutes les consignes de sécurité et d’exploitation avant
d’utiliser le matériel.
Conserver les instructions• Ranger les consignes de sécurité afin de pouvoir les consulter à l’avenir.
Respecter les avertissements • Observer tous les avertissements et consignes marqués sur le matériel ou
présentés dans la documentation utilisateur.
Eviter les pièces de fixation • Ne pas utiliser de pièces de fixation ni d’outils non recommandés par le
fabricant du matériel car cela risquerait de poser certains dangers.
Protection du cordon d’alimentation • Acheminer les cordons d’alimentation de manière à ce que
personne ne risque de marcher dessus et à ce qu’ils ne soient pas écrasés ou pincés par des
objets.
Réparation-maintenance • Faire exécuter toutes les interventions de réparation-maintenance par un
technicien qualifié. Aucun des éléments internes ne peut être réparé par l’utilisateur. Afin
d’éviter tout danger d’électrocution, l’utilisateur ne doit pas essayer de procéder lui-même à ces
opérations car l’ouverture ou le retrait des couvercles risquent de l’exposer à de hautes tensions
et autres dangers.
Fentes et orifices • Si le boîtier de l’appareil comporte des fentes ou des orifices, ceux-ci servent à
empêcher les composants internes sensibles de surchauffer. Ces ouvertures ne doivent jamais
être bloquées par des objets.
Lithium Batterie • Il a danger d'explosion s'll y a remplacment incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer
uniquement avec une batterie du meme type ou d'un ype equivalent recommande par le
constructeur. Mettre au reut les batteries usagees conformement aux instructions du fabricant.
Sicherheitsanleitungen • Deutsch
Vorsicht
Dieses Symbol soll dem Benutzer in der im Lieferumfang enthaltenen
Dokumentation besonders wichtige Hinweise zur Bedienung und Wartung
(Instandhaltung) geben.
Stromquellen • Dieses Gerät sollte nur über die auf dem Produkt angegebene Stromquelle betrieben
werden. Dieses Gerät wurde für eine Verwendung mit einer Hauptstromleitung mit einem
geerdeten (neutralen) Leiter konzipiert. Der dritte Kontakt ist für einen Erdanschluß, und stellt
eine Sicherheitsfunktion dar. Diese sollte nicht umgangen oder außer Betrieb gesetzt werden.
Dieses Symbol soll den Benutzer darauf aufmerksam machen, daß im Inneren des
Gehäuses dieses Produktes gefährliche Spannungen, die nicht isoliert sind und
die einen elektrischen Schock verursachen können, herrschen.
Stromunterbrechung • Um das Gerät auf sichere Weise vom Netz zu trennen, sollten Sie alle
Netzkabel aus der Rückseite des Gerätes, aus der externen Stomversorgung (falls dies möglich
ist) oder aus der Wandsteckdose ziehen.
Achtung
Lesen der Anleitungen • Bevor Sie das Gerät zum ersten Mal verwenden, sollten Sie alle Sicherheits-und
Bedienungsanleitungen genau durchlesen und verstehen.
Aufbewahren der Anleitungen • Die Hinweise zur elektrischen Sicherheit des Produktes sollten Sie
aufbewahren, damit Sie im Bedarfsfall darauf zurückgreifen können.
Befolgen der Warnhinweise • Befolgen Sie alle Warnhinweise und Anleitungen auf dem Gerät oder in
der Benutzerdokumentation.
Keine Zusatzgeräte • Verwenden Sie keine Werkzeuge oder Zusatzgeräte, die nicht ausdrücklich vom
Hersteller empfohlen wurden, da diese eine Gefahrenquelle darstellen können.
Instrucciones de seguridad • Español
Schutz des Netzkabels • Netzkabel sollten stets so verlegt werden, daß sie nicht im Weg liegen und
niemand darauf treten kann oder Objekte darauf- oder unmittelbar dagegengestellt werden
können.
Wartung • Alle Wartungsmaßnahmen sollten nur von qualifiziertem Servicepersonal durchgeführt
werden. Die internen Komponenten des Gerätes sind wartungsfrei. Zur Vermeidung eines
elektrischen Schocks versuchen Sie in keinem Fall, dieses Gerät selbst öffnen, da beim Entfernen
der Abdeckungen die Gefahr eines elektrischen Schlags und/oder andere Gefahren bestehen.
Schlitze und Öffnungen • Wenn das Gerät Schlitze oder Löcher im Gehäuse aufweist, dienen diese
zur Vermeidung einer Überhitzung der empfindlichen Teile im Inneren. Diese Öffnungen dürfen
niemals von anderen Objekten blockiert werden.
Litium-Batterie • Explosionsgefahr, falls die Batterie nicht richtig ersetzt wird. Ersetzen Sie
verbrauchte Batterien nur durch den gleichen oder einen vergleichbaren Batterietyp, der auch
vom Hersteller empfohlen wird. Entsorgen Sie verbrauchte Batterien bitte gemäß den
Herstelleranweisungen.
Advertencia
Este símbolo se utiliza para advertir al usuario sobre instrucciones importantes de
operación y mantenimiento (o cambio de partes) que se desean destacar en el
contenido de la documentación suministrada con los equipos.
Alimentación eléctrica • Este equipo debe conectarse únicamente a la fuente/tipo de alimentación
eléctrica indicada en el mismo. La alimentación eléctrica de este equipo debe provenir de un
sistema de distribución general con conductor neutro a tierra. La tercera pata (puesta a tierra) es
una medida de seguridad, no puentearia ni eliminaria.
Este símbolo se utiliza para advertir al usuario sobre la presencia de elementos con
voltaje peligroso sin protección aislante, que puedan encontrarse dentro de la caja
o alojamiento del producto, y que puedan representar riesgo de electrocución.
Desconexión de alimentación eléctrica • Para desconectar con seguridad la acometida de
alimentación eléctrica al equipo, desenchufar todos los cables de alimentación en el panel trasero
del equipo, o desenchufar el módulo de alimentación (si fuera independiente), o desenchufar el
cable del receptáculo de la pared.
Precaucion
Leer las instrucciones • Leer y analizar todas las instrucciones de operación y seguridad, antes de usar
el equipo.
Conservar las instrucciones • Conservar las instrucciones de seguridad para futura consulta.
Obedecer las advertencias • Todas las advertencias e instrucciones marcadas en el equipo o en la
documentación del usuario, deben ser obedecidas.
Evitar el uso de accesorios • No usar herramientas o accesorios que no sean especificamente
recomendados por el fabricante, ya que podrian implicar riesgos.
Protección del cables de alimentación • Los cables de alimentación eléctrica se deben instalar en
lugares donde no sean pisados ni apretados por objetos que se puedan apoyar sobre ellos.
Reparaciones/mantenimiento • Solicitar siempre los servicios técnicos de personal calificado. En el
interior no hay partes a las que el usuario deba acceder. Para evitar riesgo de electrocución, no
intentar personalmente la reparación/mantenimiento de este equipo, ya que al abrir o extraer las
tapas puede quedar expuesto a voltajes peligrosos u otros riesgos.
Ranuras y aberturas • Si el equipo posee ranuras o orificios en su caja/alojamiento, es para evitar el
sobrecalientamiento de componentes internos sensibles. Estas aberturas nunca se deben obstruir
con otros objetos.
Batería de litio • Existe riesgo de explosión si esta batería se coloca en la posición incorrecta. Cambiar
esta batería únicamente con el mismo tipo (o su equivalente) recomendado por el fabricante.
Desachar las baterías usadas siguiendo las instrucciones del fabricante.
Quick Start — CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers
Installation
3
Step 1
Mount the switcher in a rack.
4
Tip
Sleeve
Step 2
Tip
Sleeve
Turn off power to the input and output devices,
and remove the power cords from them.
Unbalanced Input
(high impedance)
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (s)
Tip
Ring
Step 3
Cable the switcher for RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB,
RsGsBs, component video, S-video, or composite
video input and output (3). See page 2-3 in this
manual for details.
Balanced Input
(high impedance)
600 ohms
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (s)
Tip
Ring
Step 4
Cable the switcher for stereo audio output (HVA
models). Each output has a 3.5 mm, 5-pole
captive screw connector that outputs the selected
unamplified, line level audio. Connect an audio
device, such as an audio amplifier or powered
speakers (5).
(600 ohms)
5
CAUTION Connect the
Tip
See caution
Sleeve
Tip
See caution
sleeve to ground.
Connecting the
sleeve to a
negative (-)
terminal will
damage the audio
output circuits.
Unbalanced Output
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (s)
Tip
Ring
Step 6
If desired, connect a control system or computer
to the Remote RS-232/RS-422 port (6).
Step 7
Plug the switcher, input devices, and output
devices into a grounded AC source, and turn on
the input and output devices.
Definitions
AUDIO
Step 5
Balanced Input
AUDIO
Cable the switcher for stereo audio input (HVA
models). Each input has a 3.5 mm, 5-pole captive
screw connector for balanced or unbalanced
stereo audio input (4). Connectors are included
with each switcher, but you must supply the
audio cable. High impedance is generally over
800 ohms.
600 ohms
Balanced Output
6
5
1
9
6
Female
Pin RS-232 Function
— Not used
1
TX Transmit data
2
RX Receive data
3
— Not used
4
Gnd Signal ground
5
— Not used
6
— Not used
7
— Not used
8
— Not used
9
1
5
6
9
Male
RS-422
TXTX+
RX+
RXGnd
—
—
—
—
Function
Transmit data (-)
Transmit data (+)
Receive data (+)
Receive data (-)
Signal ground
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
The following terms are used throughout this manual:
Tie — An input-to-output connection.
Set of ties — An input tied to two or more outputs. (An output can never be tied to multiple inputs.)
Configuration — One or more ties or sets of ties.
Current configuration — The currently active configuration (also called configuration 0).
Preset — A configuration that has been stored. One preset can be assigned to each input button. When a
preset is retrieved from memory, it becomes the current configuration.
Quick Start — CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers, cont’d
Front Panel Controls
Input and output buttons and LEDs select and identify inputs and outputs. Input buttons also select
presets. On HVA models, the output LEDs also display the audio level of the selected input.
Enter button saves changes when you change the configuration.
Preset button saves a configuration as a preset or recalls a previously-defined preset.
View button selects a view-only mode that prevents inadvertent configuration changes. On HVA
models, the View button decrements the audio level of the selected input. The View LED indicates
a negative (-) attenuation value.
Esc button cancels selections in progress and resets the front panel LEDs. The Esc button does not
reset the current configuration, the RGBHV and Audio LEDs, any presets, or any audio gain/
attenuation settings. On HVA models, the Esc button increments the audio level of the selected
input. The Esc LED indicates a positive (+) gain value.
RGBHV and Audio buttons select/deselect video and/or audio. The Audio LED blinks to indicate
audio breakaway. The Audio button also selects the audio level/adjust mode.
Input and output label windows hold labels that can be created easily with Extron’s label software or
with any Brother® P-Touch™ labeler.
LED key:
= off,
= on,
B
= blinking,
Create a tie
A. Press and release the RGBHV and/or Audio
button(s) to select video and/or audio.
A
3
4
6
B
7
D
8
B. Press and release the desired input button.
RGBHV
CONTROL
AUDIO
I/O
C. Press and release the desired output button(s).
3
D. Press and release the Enter button.
6
5
4
B
B
8
7
B
ENTER PRESET VIEW
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
B
C
View ties
A. Press and release the View button.
B. Press and release the RGBHV and/or Audio
button(s) to select video and/or audio.
B
3
4
6
C
7
A
8
RGBHV
CONTROL
C. Press and release the desired input button.
The selected input and tied output LEDs light.
3
4
6
5
7
8
AUDIO
I/O
ENTER PRESET VIEW
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
C
Save or recall a preset
A. To save a preset, press and hold the Preset
button until the Preset LED begins to blink.
To recall a preset, press and release the Preset
button. The Preset LED turns on steadily.
Save
3
4
6
B
B. Press and release the input button associated
with the desired preset number.
7
8
Recall
B
A
CONTROL
ENTER PRESET VIEW
ESC
View and adjust audio level
A. Press and hold the Audio button until the
Audio LED begins to blink.
B. Press and release the desired input button.
The level is displayed by the output LEDs, (+)
by the Esc LED, and (-) by the View LED.
C. Increment and decrement the level by
pressing the Esc ( ) and View ( ) buttons.
D. Press and release the Audio button to exit.
B
1
2
4
B
5
6
B
B
4
5
AUDIO
CONTROL
1
2
3
4
5
6
ENTER PRESET VIEW
A
D
B
I/O
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
B
C
VIEW
ESC
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 • Introduction ....................................................................................................... 1-1
About the CrossPoint Plus Series Matrix Switchers .......................................... 1-2
Features ................................................................................................................................... 1-3
Chapter 2 • Installation .......................................................................................................... 2-1
Rack Mounting the Switcher ........................................................................................ 2-2
Cabling and Rear Panel Views ...................................................................................... 2-2
Power connection .............................................................................................................. 2-2
Video input and output connections ................................................................................ 2-3
Audio input and output connections (HVA models only) ............................................... 2-3
RS-232/422 connection ...................................................................................................... 2-4
Additional rear panel views .............................................................................................. 2-5
Chapter 3 • Operation ............................................................................................................. 3-1
Front Panel Controls and Indicators ......................................................................... 3-2
Definitions .......................................................................................................................... 3-2
Input buttons, output buttons, and LEDs ......................................................................... 3-3
Control buttons and LEDs ................................................................................................. 3-3
I/O controls ......................................................................................................................... 3-4
Front panel I/O label windows .......................................................................................... 3-4
Front Panel Operations .................................................................................................... 3-5
Power ................................................................................................................................. 3-5
I/O grouping ....................................................................................................................... 3-5
Creating a configuration ................................................................................................... 3-6
Example 1: Create a set of video and audio ties .............................................................. 3-7
Example 2: Add a tie to a set of video and audio ties ..................................................... 3-7
Example 3: Remove a tie from a set of video and audio ties .......................................... 3-8
Viewing a configuration ................................................................................................... 3-9
Example 4: View video and audio, audio only, and video only ties ........................... 3-10
Muting and unmuting video and/or audio .................................................................... 3-11
Example 5: Muting and unmuting an output ................................................................ 3-12
Using presets .................................................................................................................... 3-13
Example 6: Save a preset ................................................................................................. 3-14
Example 7: Recalle a preset ............................................................................................. 3-14
Viewing and adjusting the input audio level (HVA models only) ................................. 3-15
Example 8: View and adjust an audio level ............................................................... 3-15
Executive mode (front panel security lockout) .............................................................. 3-17
System reset to factory defaults ..................................................................................... 3-18
Rear Panel Controls ......................................................................................................... 3-18
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................ 3-18
General checks ................................................................................................................. 3-18
Plasma display S-video problem ...................................................................................... 3-19
Worksheets .......................................................................................................................... 3-19
Worksheet example 1: Entering system equipment ..................................................... 3-19
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Worksheet example 2: Drawing ties .............................................................................. 3-19
Worksheet example 3: Test configuration ..................................................................... 3-20
Matrix Switchers Configuration Worksheet ................................................................... 3-21
Chapter 4 • Programmer’s Guide ..................................................................................... 4-1
Host-to-Switcher Instructions ....................................................................................... 4-2
Switcher-Initiated Messages ......................................................................................... 4-2
Switcher Error Responses ............................................................................................... 4-3
Using the Command/Response Table ........................................................................ 4-3
Command/Response Table .............................................................................................. 4-4
Chapter 5 • Matrix Software .............................................................................................. 5-1
Matrix Switchers Control Program ............................................................................ 5-2
Installing the software ...................................................................................................... 5-2
Using the software ............................................................................................................ 5-2
Overview ...................................................................................................................... 5-2
Windows buttons ......................................................................................................... 5-3
Windows menus ........................................................................................................... 5-4
Using emulation mode ................................................................................................. 5-5
Using the help system ................................................................................................... 5-5
Button-Label Generator ................................................................................................... 5-5
Using the software ............................................................................................................ 5-6
Appendix A • Specifications .............................................................................................. A-1
Specifications ....................................................................................................................... A-2
Part Numbers ....................................................................................................................... A-4
CrossPoint Plus part numbers ........................................................................................... A-4
Optional accessories ......................................................................................................... A-4
Cables ................................................................................................................................ A-5
Appendix B • Reference Information ........................................................................... B-1
Hardware Upgrades ........................................................................................................... B-2
Opening the switcher ........................................................................................................ B-2
Opening the CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128 ........................................................ B-2
Opening the CrossPoint Plus 168 and 1616 .................................................................. B-3
Closing the switcher .......................................................................................................... B-4
Swapping the serial ports .................................................................................................. B-4
Installing a firmware update ............................................................................................ B-5
Replacing the AC fuse (CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128 only) ................................. B-6
Button Labels ........................................................................................................................ B-6
All trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners.
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers
1
Chapter One
Introduction
About the CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers
Features
Introduction, cont’d
Introduction
About the CrossPoint Plus Series Matrix Switchers
The Extron CrossPoint Plus Series Matrix Switchers are ultra-wideband analog
RGBHV matrix switchers that distribute any input to any combination of outputs.
The matrix switchers can route multiple input/output configurations
simultaneously. There are six series available that offer a variety of matrix sizes:
• CrossPoint Plus 84 (eight inputs by four outputs)
• CrossPoint Plus 88 (eight inputs by eight outputs)
• CrossPoint Plus 124 (twelve inputs by four outputs)
• CrossPoint Plus 128 (twelve inputs by eight outputs)
• CrossPoint Plus 168 (sixteen inputs by eight outputs)
• CrossPoint Plus 1616 (sixteen inputs by sixteen outputs)
Each series offers two models: HV for switching RGBHV signals, and HVA models
for switching RGBHV and two-channel stereo audio (balanced and unbalanced).
All models also switch RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, HDTV, component video, S-video,
and composite video (figure 1-1). The audio switching can either be linked with
the video (audio follow) or independent of the video (audio breakaway).
Adjustable input audio gain and attenuation compensates for level differences
between audio inputs.
The CrossPoint Plus Series are single box solutions to 425 MHz (-3dB) routing
applications. Each input and output is individually isolated and buffered, and any
input(s) can be switched to any one or all outputs with virtually no crosstalk or
signal noise between channels.
The CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128 Matrix Switchers are housed in rackmountable, 3U high, 19” wide metal enclosures. The CrossPoint Plus 168 and 1616
are in a 6U high enclosure. The appropriate rack mounting kit is included with
each switcher. Each model has an internal 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 watts
(CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128) or 36 watts (CrossPoint Plus 168 and 1616),
auto-switchable power supply that provides worldwide power compatibility.
1-2
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Introduction
Monitor
CrossPoint Plus 128HVA
Projector
8
7
6
5
CK
GENLO
SUB
8
HORZ
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RING/P
SIZE
PHASE
BURST PHASE
MIN/ LOCK
VSC
MAX
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CENTE
SCAN
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FILTER
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ENCOD
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SIZE
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FREEZ
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Projector
10
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Up to 8 Outputs
VCR
RGB 109xi
RGB 103xi
RGB 112xi
Sun/SGI Workstation
PC Computer
Macintosh Computer
Up to 12 Inputs
RGB 440
Laptop w/ Audio Outputs
Document Camera
REMOTE
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CVC 200
DVD Player
R-Y
3
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T
INPU
R-Y
2
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DVS 150
DVS 150
VCR
Laserdisc Player
Figure 1-1 — A typical CrossPoint Plus matrix switcher application
Features
Inputs — These switchers offer 8, 12, or 16 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, HDTV,
component video, S-video, or composite video inputs on BNC connectors.
Stereo audio can be balanced or unbalanced, on 3.5 mm, 5-pole captive screw
terminals (HVA models).
Outputs — 4, 8, or 16 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, HDTV, component video,
S-video, or composite video outputs are available on BNC connectors.
Stereo audio, balanced or unbalanced, on 3.5 mm, 5-pole captive screw
terminals (HVA models).
Bandwidth — The CrossPoint Plus Series provides a minimum of 425 MHz (-3dB)
video bandwidth, fully loaded. Designed for resolutions from 1280 x 1024
and up, the CrossPoint Plus Series maintains original signal integrity. When
the best matrix for your particular application is required, the
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Introduction
1-3
Introduction, cont’d
CrossPoint Plus Series delivers the highest performance and the most costeffective solution.
Digital Sync Validation Processing (DSVP™) — In critical environments or
unmanned, remote locations, it is vital to know that sources are active and
switching. Extron’s exclusive DSVP confirms that input sources are active by
scanning all sync inputs for active signals. DSVP provides instantaneous
frequency feedback for composite sync or separate horizontal and vertical
sync signals via the switcher’s RS-232/422 port. The frequency information
can be displayed on any control system or in a Windows®-based control
program on a local-area network (LAN) or internet (IP) connection
(figure 1-2).
Input # 01
Signal: PRESENT
Sync Type: H&V
Vertical Freq.: 60 Hz
Horz Freq.: 31.5 kHz
Input Horz. Vert.
RS-232/
422
MATRIX INPUT STATUS
Input # 01
Input # 02
Input # 03
Input # 04
Signal: PRESENT
Sync Type: H&V
Vertical Freq.: 60 Hz
Horz Freq.: 31.5 kHz
Signal: PRESENT
Sync Type: H&V
Vertical Freq.: 60 Hz
Horz Freq.: 31.5 kHz
Signal: PRESENT
Sync Type: H&V
Vertical Freq.: 60 Hz
Horz Freq.: 31.5 kHz
Signal: PRESENT
Sync Type: H&V
Vertical Freq.: 60 Hz
Horz Freq.: 31.5 kHz
Input # 05
Input # 06
Input # 07
Input # 08
Signal: PRESENT
Sync Type: H&V
Vertical Freq.: 60 Hz
Horz Freq.: 31.5 kHz
Signal: PRESENT
Sync Type: H&V
Vertical Freq.: 60 Hz
Horz Freq.: 31.5 kHz
Signal: PRESENT
Sync Type: H&V
Vertical Freq.: 60 Hz
Horz Freq.: 31.5 kHz
Signal: PRESENT
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Figure 1-2 — DSVP data display
Channel to channel isolation — The CrossPoint Plus Series provides excellent
isolation between channels and extremely low electromagnetic emissions—
perfect for minimizing signal leakage in high security or government
environments.
I/O grouping — Allows the matrix to be virtually divided into smaller subswitchers, making installation and control easier. I/O grouping allows
specific outputs, such as those designated for a specific video format, to be
grouped together.
Triple-Action Switching™ (RGB delay) — RGB delay blanks the screen when the
matrix switcher switches to a new source. The new sync signals precede the
RGB signals, so there is no noise-filled scramble shown during the transition.
The time delay between the RGB and sync signals is user adjustable up to
five seconds under RS-232/422 control.
View mode — View mode allows the user to easily see which individual inputs
and outputs are actively connected under front panel or RS-232/422 control.
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Introduction
Operational flexibility — Operations such as input/output selection, setting of
presets, and adjustment of audio levels can be performed on the front panel
or over the RS-232/RS-422 link. The RS-232/RS-422 link allows remote
control via a PC, RS-232 capable PDA, or control system.
•
QuickSwitch Front Panel Controller (QS-FPC™) — The CrossPoint Plus
series QS-FPC feature supports touch-of-a-button input and output selection,
preset creation and selection, and audio gain and attenuation control.
•
Windows-based control program — Extron’s Windows-based control
program provides a versatile range of operational options with its graphical
interface and drag-and-drop/point-and-click operation. The Windows-based
control program also has an emulation mode that lets you create a switcher
configuration file at the home office and then download it for use by the
switcher on site.
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Simple Instruction Set (SIS™) — The remote control protocol uses Extron’s
SIS for easy programming and operation.
Audio gain/attenuation — Users can set the input level of audio gain or
attenuation (-15dB to +9dB) via the RS-232/RS-422 link or from the front
panel. Individual input audio levels can be adjusted so there are no
noticeable volume differences between sources (figure 1-3).
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CONTROL
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CROSSPOINT Plus MATRIX SERIES SWITCHER with DSVP TM
Audio system
Audio
inputs
CrossPoint Plus Series switcher
No noticeable volume
differences between sources
CD jukebox
Figure 1-3 — Audio gain and attenuation
Global presets — 16 memory presets are a time-saving feature that lets you set up
and store input/output configurations in advance and then recall those
configurations when needed with a few simple steps.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Introduction
1-5
Introduction, cont’d
Switching flexibility — Individually buffered, independent matrix switched video
outputs with audio follow and audio breakaway for HVA versions.
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Any input to any or all outputs
•
Quick multiple tie — Multiple inputs can be switched to multiple outputs
simultaneously. This allows all displays (outputs) to change from source to
source at the same time.
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Audio follow — Audio can be switched with the corresponding video input.
This feature allows any audio signal to be selected with any video signal
simultaneously to one or all outputs in any combination. Audio follow
switching can be done via front panel control or under RS-232/RS-422 remote
control.
•
Audio breakaway — Audio can be broken away from its corresponding
video signal. Audio breakaway switching can be done via front panel control
or under RS-232/RS-422 control.
Remote control — The CrossPoint Plus switchers are remote controllable, using the
MKP 1000 master control keypad and any combination of MCP 1000 slave
control panels and/or MKP 1000 slave control keypads. The remote control
devices are easy to use and provide tactile buttons for quick selection. Each
MCP 1000 can be used for one-touch switching for a particular output and
selecting global presets. Each MKP 1000 dedicated to an output can be used
to select a different input for that output or to select a preset.
Labeling — Extron’s label software ships with every Extron matrix switcher. You
can create labels to place alongside the front panel input buttons and output
buttons, with names, alphanumeric characters, or color bitmaps for easy and
intuitive input and output selection. Alternatively, labels can be made with
any Brother® P-Touch™ or comparable labeler.
Executive mode (front panel security lockout) — If a CrossPoint Plus Series
Switcher is installed in an open area, where operation by unauthorized
personnel may be a problem, a security lock-out feature can be implemented.
When the front panel is locked, a special button combination is required to
unlock the front panel controller before it can be operated.
Rack mounting — The switchers are mountable in any conventional 19” wide rack.
Power — The 100VAC to 240VAC, auto-switchable, internal power supply of the
CrossPoint Plus Series provides worldwide power compatibility.
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Introduction
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers
2
Chapter Two
Installation
Rack Mounting the Switcher
Cabling and Rear Panel Views
Installation, cont’d
Installation
Rack Mounting the Switcher
The CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128 Matrix Switchers are housed in rackmountable, 3U high, 19” wide metal enclosures. The CrossPoint Plus 168 and 1616
are in 6U high enclosures. The appropriate rack mount kit is included with each
switcher. Rack mount the switcher as follows:
1.
Insert the switcher into the rack, align the holes in the mounting bracket with
those of the rack.
2.
Secure the switcher to the rack using the supplied machine screws.
Cabling and Rear Panel Views
All connectors are on the rear panel. Figure 2-1 shows the CrossPoint Plus
128HVA. The CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, and 124 are housed in the same 3U enclosure,
but have fewer input and/or output connectors to accommodate the different
matrix sizes each provides. Figure 2-2 shows the CrossPoint Plus 1616HVA. The
CrossPoint Plus 168 is housed in the same 6U enclosure, but has fewer output
connectors to accommodate its 16x8 matrix.
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Figure 2-1 — Rear panel connectors, CrossPoint Plus 128HVA
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Power connection
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2-2
AC power connector — Plug a standard IEC power cord into this connector
to connect the switcher to a 100 to 240VAC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz power source.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Installation
Video input and output connections
All video input and output connections to the CrossPoint Plus switchers are
made with female BNC connectors. Some types of video output devices do not
have BNC video output connectors. For these cases, a suitable cable or
connector adapter is necessary between the device output connector and the
BNC input connector of the CrossPoint Plus.
2
RGBHV video inputs — Connect RGBHV video inputs to these BNC
connectors for each input.
3
RGBHV video outputs — Connect RGBHV video outputs to these BNC
connectors for each output.
The CrossPoint Plus Series switchers can also switch RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs,
component video, S-video, or composite video by using four, three, two, or one
BNC. If switching a video format other than RGBHV, ensure that the same
video planes (R, G, B, H/HV, and/or V) are used on the switcher output as on
the input.
The CrossPoint Plus Series Matrix Switchers do not alter the video signal in
any way. The signal output by the switcher is in the same format as the input.
Audio input and output connections (HVA models only)
CAUTION
4
The captive screw connector can easily be inadvertently plugged partially
into one receptacle and partially into an adjacent receptacle. This
misconnection could damage the audio output circuits. Exercise care to
ensure the captive screw connector is plugged into the desired input or
output.
Connections for balanced and unbalanced audio inputs — Each input has a
3.5 mm, 5-pole captive screw connector for balanced or
unbalanced stereo audio input. Connectors are included
with each CrossPoint Plus switcher, but you must supply
the audio cable. See figure 2-3 to wire a connector for the
appropriate input type and impedance level. High
impedance is generally over 800 ohms.
600 ohms
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (s)
Tip
Ring
Tip
Sleeve
Tip
Sleeve
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (s)
Tip
Ring
600 ohms
Unbalanced Input
Balanced Input
Balanced Input
(high impedance)
(high impedance)
(600 ohms)
Figure 2-3 — Captive screw connector wiring for inputs
When making connections for the CrossPoint Plus Series Switcher from
existing audio cables, see figure 2-4. A mono audio connector consists of the
tip and sleeve. A stereo audio connector consists of the tip, ring and sleeve.
The ring, tip, and sleeve wires are also shown on the captive screw audio
connector diagrams, figure 2-3 and figure 2-5.
The audio level for each input can be individually set, via the front panel or
RS-232/422, to ensure that the level on the output does not vary from input to
input. See chapter 3, Operation, chapter 4, Programmer’s Guide, and chapter 5,
Matrix Software, for details.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Installation
2-3
Installation, cont’d
Tip
Sleeve
Tip (Left)
Sleeve (Gnd)
Ring (Right)
Tip (Left)
Tip (Signal)
Sleeve (Gnd)
Unbalanced Mono
Sleeve (Gnd)
Unbalanced Stereo
Figure 2-4 — Phono audio connectors
5
Connections for audio outputs — These 3.5 mm, 5-pole captive screw
connectors output the selected unamplified, line level audio. Connect audio
devices, such as an audio amplifier or powered speakers. See figure 2-5 to
properly wire an output connector.
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (s)
Tip
Ring
Tip
See caution
Sleeve
Tip
See caution
Balanced Output
Unbalanced Output
Figure 2-5 — Captive screw connector wiring for audio output
Connect the sleeve to ground (Gnd). Connecting the sleeve to a
negative (-) terminal will damage the audio output circuits.
CAUTION
By default, the audio output follows the video switch. Audio breakaway,
commanded via the front panel, under RS-232/422 control, or Windowsbased control program, allows you to select from any one of the audio input
sources. See chapter 3, Operation, chapter 4, Programmer’s Guide, and
chapter 5, Matrix Software for details.
RS-232/422 connection
6
Remote/RS-232/RS-422 port — Connect a host device, such as a computer or
touch panel control, to the CrossPoint Plus via this 9-pin D connector for
serial RS-232/RS-422 control (figure 2-6).
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6
Female
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9
Male
Pin RS-232 Function
— Not used
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TX Transmit data
2
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— Not used
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Gnd Signal ground
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— Not used
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— Not used
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— Not used
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RS-422
TXTX+
RX+
RXGnd
—
—
—
—
Function
Transmit data (-)
Transmit data (+)
Receive data (+)
Receive data (-)
Signal ground
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Figure 2-6 — RS-232/422 connector
If desired, attach an MCP 1000 remote control panel master unit to the
switcher’s RS-232/RS-422 connector. You can also attach an MKP 1000 remote
keypad or MCP 1000 slave unit to the MCP 1000 master unit. Refer to the
MCP 1000 Remote Control Panel User’s Manual, part # 68-456-01, and the MKP
1000 User’s Manual, part # 68-355-01, for details.
See chapter 4, Programmer’s Guide, for definitions of the SIS commands and
chapter 5, Matrix Software, to install and use the control software.
The CrossPoint Plus Series Matrix Switchers are factory configured for
RS-232 control. To use the switcher under RS-422 control, an internal cable
must be moved. See appendix B for the procedure for shifting the cable.
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Installation
Additional rear panel views
The following figures show the rear panels of all CrossPoint Plus switchers, except
for the CrossPoint Plus 128HVA, which is shown in figure 2-1, and the
CrossPoint Plus 1616HVA, which is shown in figure 2-2.
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Figure 2-7 — Rear panel view, CrossPoint Plus 84HV
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Figure 2-9 — Rear panel view, CrossPoint Plus 88HV
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Figure 2-10 — Rear panel view, CrossPoint Plus 88HVA
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Installation
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Installation, cont’d
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Figure 2-11 — Rear panel view, CrossPoint Plus 124HV
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Figure 2-13 — Rear panel view, CrossPoint Plus 128HV
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Figure 2-14 — Rear panel view, CrossPoint Plus 168HV
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RS232/RS422
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Installation
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Installation, cont’d
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Installation
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers
3
Chapter Three
Operation
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
Front Panel Operations
Rear Panel Controls
Worksheets
Operation, cont’d
Operation
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
The front panel controls (figure 3-1 and figure 3-2) are grouped into two sets. The
input and output buttons and LED indicators are grouped on the left side of the
control panel. The control buttons and input/output (I/O) selection buttons and
indicators are grouped on the right side of the panel.
While the number of inputs and outputs varies depending on the size of the
matrix, there are only two front panel arrangements. The CrossPoint Plus 84,
88, 124, and 128 have 12 input buttons and 8 output buttons (figure 3-1).
The CrossPoint Plus 168 and 1616 have 16 input buttons and 16 output
buttons (figure 3-2).
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Figure 3-1 — Front panel, CrossPoint Plus 128 HVA
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CROSSPOINT PLUS SERIES SWITCHERS WITH DSVP™
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Figure 3-2 — Front Panel, CrossPoint Plus 1616 HVA
Definitions
The following terms apply to Extron Matrix Switchers, and are used throughout
this manual:
Tie — An input-to-output connection.
Set of ties — An input tied to two or more outputs. (An output can never be
tied to more than one input.)
Configuration — May consist of one tie or one or more sets of ties.
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
Current configuration — The configuration that is currently being used (also
called configuration 0).
Global memory preset — A configuration that has been stored. Up to 16
global memory presets can be stored in memory. The input buttons select
the desired preset memory location to load or retrieve a preset. When a
preset is retrieved from memory, it becomes the current configuration. One
preset can be assigned to each input button. (On CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124,
and 128 models, presets 13 through 16 can only be stored and retrieved via
the RS-232/422 link.)
Input buttons, output buttons, and LEDs
If the switcher has fewer inputs and outputs than input and output buttons
and LEDs, only the applicable buttons and LEDs perform the function of
selecting and identifying an input or output.
1
Input 1 through 12 (16) buttons and LEDs — The input buttons have two
independent functions: to select an input and to select a preset. The input
LEDs identify selected inputs. A more detailed explanation of the two
functions is included in Front Panel Operations beginning on page 3-5.
2
Output 1 through 8 (16) buttons and LEDs — The output buttons and LEDs
select and identify outputs. On HVA models, the output LEDs also display
the user-adjustable audio level of the selected input. A more detailed
explanation of the two functions is included in Front Panel Operations
beginning on page 3-5.
Control buttons and LEDs
3
Enter button — The Enter button saves changes when you set up a new
configuration. To create a simple configuration, specify video, audio, or both
(see controls ( 7 ) and ( 8 )); press the desired input button ( 1 ); press the
desired output button(s) ( 2 ); and press the Enter button.
4
Preset button and LED — The Preset button saves a configuration as a preset
or recalls and makes current a previously defined preset. The Preset LED
indicates save mode when it is blinking and recall mode when it lights
steadily.
5
View button and LED — The View button selects a view-only mode that
allows the display of the current CrossPoint Plus configurations and provides
a way to mute and unmute video and audio outputs. The view-only mode
helps prevent changing configurations by accident. The View LED indicates
that the CrossPoint Plus is in view-only mode.
In view-only mode, pressing any input button ( 1 ) or output ( 2 ) button
lights the LEDs for the input and all outputs that are a part of that set of ties.
Pressing the button for any unassigned output lights only the output LEDs for
all of the unassigned outputs. No input LED is lit.
As a secondary function on HVA models, the View button decrements the
audio level of the selected input. In audio adjustment mode, the View LED
indicates a negative (-) attenuation value. A more detailed explanation of
audio level adjustment is included in Viewing and adjusting the input audio level
(HVA models only) on page 3-15.
6
Esc button and LED — The Esc button cancels operations or selections in
progress and resets the front panel LEDs. The Esc button does not reset the
current configuration, the RGBHV and Audio LEDs, any presets, or any audio
gain/attenuation settings. The Esc LED flashes once after the Esc button is
pressed and released to indicate the escape function.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
3-3
Operation, cont’d
As a secondary function on HVA models, the Esc button increments the audio
level of the selected input. In audio adjust mode, the Esc LED indicates a
positive (+) gain value. A more detailed explanation of audio level
adjustment is included in Viewing and adjusting the input audio level (HVA
models only) on page 3-15.
I/O controls
When creating or viewing a configuration, you must specify whether the
configuration applies to video, audio, or both. This is done with the RGBHV (
and Audio ( 8 ) buttons.
7
)
Although present, the Audio button has no function on HV models.
7
RGBHV button and LED — The RGBHV button selects and deselects video
for a configuration being created or viewed. The RGBHV LED lights to
indicate that video is available for configuration or viewing.
8
Audio button and LED — The Audio button selects and deselects audio for a
configuration that is being created or viewed. The Audio LED lights to
indicate that the audio configuration follows the video configuration. The
Audio LED blinks to indicate that the audio configuration is broken away
from the video configuration.
As a secondary function, the Audio button selects the audio level display/
adjust mode. Press and hold the Audio button until the Audio LED begins to
blink. If the RGBHV LED was lit, it turns off. Select an input. The current
audio level setting for the selected input is displayed in the output LEDs. The
audio level for the selected input can be incremented and decremented by
pressing the View ( 5 ) and Esc ( 6 ) buttons. A more detailed explanation of
audio level adjustment is included in Viewing and adjusting the input audio level
(HVA models only) on page 3-15.
Front panel I/O label windows
9
Input and output label panels — These translucent panels can be removed
and replaced to insert labels behind the panels. To remove a panel, insert the
Phillips-head end of an Extron tweeker or small Phillips-head screwdriver
into the hole in one end of the panel, and gently slide the tab on the edge of
the panel out of the recess in the switcher housing.
Input and output labels can be created easily with Extron’s button label
generator software, which ships with every Extron Matrix Switcher, or with
any Brother P-Touch labeler. Each input and output can be labeled with
names, alphanumeric characters, or even color bitmaps for easy and intuitive
input and output selection (figure 3-3). See chapter 5 for details on using the
label software.
Rack DVD
(DVS 100)
INPUTS
1
2
3
Figure 3-3 — Sample label
3-4
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
4
5
6
7
8
Front Panel Operations
The following paragraphs detail the power-up process and then provide sample
procedures for creating ties, sets of ties, and configurations; changing a
configuration; viewing ties, sets of ties, and configurations; saving a preset;
recalling a preset; and viewing and adjusting the audio level.
Power
On all models, power is automatically applied when the power cord is connected to
an AC source. When AC power is applied, the switcher performs a self-test that
blinks the front panel LEDs during the test. An error-free power up self-test
sequence leaves the RGBHV and/or the Audio LED(s) on, depending on the
model, and all other LEDs off.
The current configuration and all presets are saved in non-volatile memory. When
power is applied, the last current configuration is retrieved. The previous presets
remain intact.
If an error occurs during the self-test, the switcher locks up and will not operate. If
your switcher locks up on power-up, call the Extron S3 Sales & Technical Support
Hotline.
I/O grouping
I/O grouping is an RS-232/422 controlled feature that allows you to subdivide the
front panel control of the matrix into four smaller functional subswitchers. Inputs
and outputs can be assigned to one of four groups or not assigned to any group
(figure 3-4). Once assigned to a group, inputs and outputs can only be tied within
that group from the front panel. For example, a front panel operator cannot tie an
input that is assigned to group 1 to an output that is assigned to group 2.
Ungrouped inputs and outputs can be switched to outputs and inputs in any
group.
Group 1
1
2
3
Group
2
INPUTS
4
5
6
Group 3
7
8
9
10
11
12
FILTERING
HORZ
I
VERT
II
FREEZE
CENTERING/PAN SIZE
I ENCODER
I
II
II
III
III
GENLOCK
MIN/ BURST HORZ
MAX
LOCK PHASE
SUB
PHASE
SIZE
VSC 150
SCAN CONVERTER
VSC 150
Computer #1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
3 input, 4 output
RGBHV matrix
8
OUTPUTS
Input
1 2 3
Projector
1
2 Output
3
4
Group 3
Computer #3
Monitor
4 input, 2 output
composite video matrix
Camera #1
3 input, 2 output
S-video matrix
Input
1 2 3 4
INPUT
1
2
3
4
COLOR
TINT
BRIGHT
CONT
H SHIFT
V SHIFT
RATE
DVS 150
DIGITAL VIDEO SCALER
1
2 Output
Monitor
Group 1
Document Camera
VCR
Camera #4
DVS 150
Input
1 2 3
1
Output
2
Group 2
Monitor
Monitor
DVD
Figure 3-4 — I/O grouping of incompatible video formats
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
3-5
Operation, cont’d
The I/O groups can be set up only by using the RS-232/422 port and either the SIS
or the Windows control program. Ties between groups (an input in group 1 tied to
an output in group 2) can be created under RS-232/422 control. Presets can also be
created under RS-232/422 control that tie inputs and outputs across group
boundaries. These presets are selectable from the front panel.
Suggested applications for the I/O grouping feature include:
•
Segregating specific video formats to prevent an input in one video format
from being inadvertently applied to an output device that supports another
video format.
•
Segregating input and output devices that are in separate rooms.
•
Isolating video from being displayed on specific output devices for
operational security reasons.
The I/O groups created under RS-232/422 control can result in front panel
indications that are different from indications when grouping is not used. In the
following paragraphs, the effects of I/O grouping on the front panel indications are
included.
Creating a configuration
The current configuration can be changed using the front panel buttons. To change
the current configuration, do the following:
3-6
1.
Press the Esc button to clear any input LEDs, output LEDs, or control LEDs
that may be on.
2.
Select to configure video, audio, or both by pressing the RGBHV and/or
Audio buttons.
3.
Select the desired input and output(s) by pressing the input and output
buttons.
4.
Press and release the Enter button.
5.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 to create additional ties until the desired
configuration is complete.
1.
Only one video input and one audio input can be tied to an output.
2.
If a tie is made between an input and an output, and the selected output
was previously tied to another input, the older tie is broken in favor of the
newer tie.
3.
To indicate current ties, output LEDs light when an input is selected. To
clear unwanted outputs press and release the associated output buttons.
4.
If, when configuring video and audio ties, the Audio LED blinks and the
RGBHV LED is on after selecting an input or output, the LEDs indicate
audio breakaway, meaning that the audio ties are not the same as the video
ties for that input.
5.
If an input with no tie is selected, only that input’s LED lights.
6.
When the RGBHV and Audio LEDs are on, if an input with an audio tie
but no video tie is selected, the input’s LED lights and the Audio LED
blinks.
7.
As each output is selected, the associated output LED blinks to indicate a
tentative tie. LEDs for output(s) that were already tied to the input light
steadily. Outputs that are already tied can be left on, along with new
blinking selections, or toggled off by pressing the associated output
button.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
8.
If the input button for a grouped input is pressed, and then the output
button for an output in a different group is pressed, the associated output
LED blinks twice and goes out to indicate that output cannot be tied to the
input. The associated input LED remains lit.
Example 1: Create a set of video and audio ties
See Figure 3-5 and the following steps for an example in which input 5 is tied to
outputs 3, 4, and 8.
This example assumes that there are no ties in the current configuration.
5
LED key:
Press
= off,
F
= on,
B
= blinking,
B
C
1
2
3
4
5
Press
Press
= flash once
RGBHV
INPUTS
6
7
8
9
10
11
CONTROL
1
2
3
Press
B
4
5
OUTPUTS
Press
B
6
7
B
8
ENTER PRESET VIEW
4
I/O
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
F
Press
D
3
AUDIO
12
E
ENTER
8
A
ESC
Figure 3-5 — Example 1: Creating a tie
A
Press and release the Esc button. The Esc LED flashes once.
B
If necessary to select video and audio for the tie, press and release the RGBHV
and Audio buttons until the RGBHV and Audio LEDs light.
C
Press and release the input 5 button. The input 5 LED lights.
D
Press and release the output 3, output 4, and output 8 buttons. The output 3,
output 4, and output 8 LEDs blink to indicate a tentative tie.
The entire set of ties can be aborted at this point by pressing and releasing the
Esc button. The Esc LED flashes once.
E
Press and release the Enter button. The input and output LEDs turn off. The
current configuration is now defined as video and audio input 5 tied to video
and audio output 3, output 4, and output 8.
Example 2: Add a tie to a set of video and audio ties
See figure 3-6 and the following steps for an example in which a new video tie is
added to the current configuration.
A
Press and release the Esc button. The Esc LED flashes once.
B
If it is necessary to select video-only for the tie, press and release the RGBHV
and Audio buttons until the RGBHV LED lights and the Audio LED is off.
C
Press and release the input 5 button. The input 5 LED lights. If the steps in
Example 1 have been completed, the output 3, output 4, and output 8 LEDs
light to indicate ties created in Example 1.
D
Press and release the output 1 button. The output 1 LED blinks to indicate a
tentative tie.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
3-7
Operation, cont’d
5
LED key:
Press
= off,
F
= on,
B
= blinking,
Press
= flash once
B
C
1
2
3
4
5
RGBHV
INPUTS
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
CONTROL
1
2
3
4
5
OUTPUTS
3
4
6
7
8
ENTER PRESET VIEW
C
Press
B
I/O
C
Press
Press
8
ESC
F
E
D
ENTER
RGBHV AUDIO
A
ESC
1
Figure 3-6 — Example 2: Adding a video tie
Press and release the Enter button. The input and output LEDs turn off. The
current configuration is now defined as video input 5 tied to video output 1,
output 3, output 4, and output 8; and audio input 5 tied to audio output 3,
output 4, and output 8.
E
Example 3: Remove a tie from a set of video and audio ties
See figure 3-7 and the following steps for an example in which an existing audio tie
is removed from the current configuration.
5
LED key:
Press
= off,
F
= on,
Press
= flash once
B
C
1
2
3
4
AUDIO
INPUTS
6
7
5
8
9
10
11
12
CONTROL
1
2
3
4
5
OUTPUTS
3
4
6
7
8
C
ENTER PRESET VIEW
C
8
Press
I/O
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
F
A
ESC
Figure 3-7 — Example 3: Selecting audio, selecting input 5
A
Press and release the Esc button. The Esc LED flashes once.
B
If necessary to select audio-only for the tie, press and release the RGBHV and
Audio buttons until the RGBHV LED is off and the Audio LED lights.
C
Press and release the input 5 button. The input 5 LED lights. If the steps in
Example 1 have been completed, the output 3, output 4, and output 8 LEDs
light to indicate ties created in Example 1.
The output 1 LED does not light even if the steps in Example 2 were completed
because Example 2 added a video tie only.
D
3-8
Press and release the output 4 button (figure 3-8). The output 4 LED turns off,
while the output 3 and output 8 LEDs remain lit.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
LED key:
5
= off,
2
1
2
3
4
INPUTS
6
7
5
8
9
10
= on,
= on for 2 seconds, then off
11
AUDIO
12
CONTROL
1
2
3
4
5
OUTPUTS
6
7
8
Press
3
8
D
ENTER PRESET VIEW
I/O
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
Press
E
4
ENTER
Figure 3-8 — Example 3, step d: Removing an audio tie
E
Press and release the Enter button. The input and output LEDs turn off. The
current configuration is now defined as video input 5 tied to video output 1,
output 3, output 4, and output 8; and audio input 5 tied to audio output 3 and
output 8.
Viewing a configuration
The current configuration can be viewed using the front panel buttons. The viewonly mode prevents inadvertent changes to the current configuration. View-only
mode also provides a way to mute video and audio outputs (see Muting and
unmuting video and/or audio in this chapter.
To view the current configuration, do the following:
1.
Press the Esc button to clear any input LEDs, output LEDs, or control LEDs
that may be on.
2.
Press and release the View button.
3.
Select video, audio, or both to view by pressing the RGBHV and Audio
buttons.
4.
Select the desired input or output(s) for which ties need to be viewed by
pressing the input and output buttons.
1.
To see all ties of the current configuration, press and release each input
and output button, one at a time, with the RGBHV and Audio LEDs on.
2.
If you select a grouped input or output in view-only mode, all of the input
and output LEDs in the group flash for half a second and then the current
configuration is displayed in the normal manner.
3.
In view-only mode, you can view video and audio, video-only, or audioonly ties. Pressing and releasing the RGBHV and Audio buttons toggles
each on and off.
4.
If, when you view video and audio ties, the Audio LED blinks and the
RGBHV LED is on after selecting an input or output, the LEDs indicate
that the audio ties are not the same as the video ties for that input (audio
breakaway is active). Toggle the RGBHV LED off by pressing and
releasing the RGBHV button.
5.
When you enter view-only mode, the output LEDs turn on for all outputs
without ties. Likewise, when an output button is pushed for which there
are no ties, the output LEDs turn on for all outputs without ties. The
blinking Audio LED indicates audio breakaway for one or more of those
outputs.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
3-9
Operation, cont’d
Example 4: View video and audio, audio-only, and video-only ties
See figure 3-9, figure 3-10, figure 3-11, and figure 3-12 and the following steps for an
example of viewing the video and audio, audio-only, and video-only ties in the
current configuration.
Example 4 shows the process of viewing the current configuration after the
steps in Examples 1, 2, and 3 have been performed.
LED key:
= off,
F
1
2
3
4
5
= on,
INPUTS
6
7
C
Press
RGBHV
B
8
9
10
11
12
2
3
4
5
OUTPUTS
6
7
6
7
8
5
I/O
ENTER PRESET VIEW
C
2
AUDIO
VIEW
CONTROL
1
Press
Press
= flash once
ESC
Press
RGBHV AUDIO
F
A
ESC
Figure 3-9 — Example 4: Viewing the current configuration, no input
selected
A
Press and release the Esc button. The Esc LED flashes once.
B
Press and release the View button to enter view-only mode. The View LED
lights. With no input LED selected, all output LEDs that have no established
ties light.
To select both video and audio for viewing, if necessary, press and release the
RGBHV and Audio buttons until the RGBHV LED and Audio LED light.
With no input LED selected, all output LEDs that have no established ties
light.
C
Press and release the input 5 button (figure 3-10). The input 5 LED lights.
D
If ties are established for input 5, all output LEDs toggle; outputs with no ties
turn off and the LEDs associated with all outputs tied to input 5 (audio, video,
or audio and video ties) light. If no ties are established for input 5, all output
LEDs turn off.
If audio is broken away, the Audio LED blinks.
5
Press
LED key:
= off,
= on,
B
= blinking
B
D
1
2
3
RGBHV
4
5
INPUTS
6
7
8
9
10
11
CONTROL
1
2
3
4
5
OUTPUTS
3
4
6
7
8
AUDIO
12
ENTER PRESET VIEW
I/O
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
D
1
8
Figure 3-10 — Example 4, step d: Viewing the current configuration,
video and audio
3-10
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
D
A set of ties can also be viewed by selecting a tied output. To demonstrate this,
note the number of a lit output LED and press and release the output button
for an unlit (untied) output LED. Observe that all of the untied outputs light.
Then press the output button for the output LED noted previously and observe
that the selected output LED, the tied input LED (input 5), and the output
LEDs light for all of the outputs that are tied to the input.
E
Press and release the RGBHV button to toggle the Video LED off (figure 3-11).
If audio is broken away, the Audio LED stops blinking and lights steadily.
If audio ties are established for input 5, the output LEDs for all audio outputs
tied to input 5 light. If no ties are established for input 5, all output LEDs turn
off.
LED key:
= off,
= on
Press
E
1
2
3
4
5
INPUTS
6
7
8
9
10
11
RGBHV
12
CONTROL
1
2
3
4
5
OUTPUTS
6
7
8
ENTER PRESET VIEW
AUDIO
I/O
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
E
3
8
Figure 3-11 — Example 4, step e: Viewing the current configuration,
audio-only
F
Press and release the RGBHV and Audio buttons to toggle the Video LED on
and the Audio LED off (figure 3-12).
LED key:
= off,
= on
Press
F
1
2
3
4
5
INPUTS
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
RGBHV
CONTROL
1
2
3
4
5
OUTPUTS
3
4
6
7
8
ENTER PRESET VIEW
AUDIO
I/O
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
F
1
8
Figure 3-12 — Example 4, step f: Viewing the current configuration,
video-only
If video ties are established for input 5, the output LEDs for all video outputs
tied to input 5 light. If no ties are established for input 5, all output LEDs turn
off.
Muting and unmuting video and/or audio
Individual outputs can be muted or unmuted by doing the following:
1.
Press the Esc button to clear any input LEDs, output LEDs, or control LEDs
that may be on.
2.
Press and release the View button.
3.
Select video, audio, or both to mute or unmute by pressing the RGBHV and/
or Audio buttons.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
3-11
Operation, cont’d
4.
One at a time, press and hold the output button(s) for the desired output(s)
for approximately 2 seconds. The output LED(s) for the selected output(s)
blink to indicate the mute or return to their previous state to indicate the
unmute.
5.
Press and release the View button to return to normal switcher operation.
1.
You can mute video and audio, video-only, or audio-only outputs.
Pressing and releasing the RGBHV and Audio buttons toggles each
selection on and off.
2.
When you enter view-only mode, the output LEDs turn on for all outputs
without ties.
3.
The video mute function mutes the R, G, and B planes only; the H and V
planes are still active.
4.
Mutes are not saved to non-volatile memory. When power is removed
and restored, the mute settings are lost.
Example 5: Muting and unmuting an output
See figure 3-9, on page 3-10, and figure 3-13 and the following steps for an example
of muting and unmuting several CrossPoint Plus switcher outputs.
Figure 3-9 shows the process of viewing the current configuration after the
steps in Examples 1, 2, and 3 have been completed.
A
Press and release the Esc button. The Esc LED flashes once.
B
Press and release the View button to enter view-only mode. The View LED
lights.
C
To select both video and audio for viewing, if necessary, press and release the
RGBHV and Audio buttons until the RGBHV LED and Audio LED light.
With no input LED selected, all output LEDs that have no established ties
light.
D
One at a time, press an hold the Output 3 and Output 4 buttons (figure 3-13)
for approximately 2 seconds until the associated output LED begins to blink.
The output 3 and output 4 video and audio signals are muted.
Figure 3-13 shows only the indications directly related to the mute operation.
Indications from existing ties are not shown to avoid confusion.
3-12
E
One at a time, press and hold the Output 3 and Output 4 LEDs for
approximately 2 seconds until the associated output LED lights steadily. The
output 3 and output 4 video and audio signals are unmuted.
F
Press and release the View button to exit view-only mode. The View LED and
all input and output LEDs go out.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
Press
F
1
2
3
4
5
INPUTS
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
VIEW
CONTROL
1
2
Hold
3
B
4
5
OUTPUTS
Hold
B
6
7
8
ENTER PRESET VIEW
I/O
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
D
D
3
4
3
3
= off,
= on,
B
= blinking,
E
Hold
Hold
LED key:
4
4
E
F
Figure 3-13 — Example 5, step d: Muting and unmuting outputs
Using presets
The current configuration (configuration 0) can be saved as a preset in any 1 of 16
preset memory addresses. Each CrossPoint Plus switcher has as many presets
available from the front panel as input buttons. On the CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124,
and 128, the extra presets can be saved or stored via the RS-232/422 link only.
1.
Only the audio and video ties are stored and recalled; audio gain settings
are not saved, and they do not change when a preset is recalled.
2.
Presets cannot be viewed from the front panel unless recalled as the
current configuration. Presets can be viewed using Extron’s Windowsbased control program, see chapter 5, Matrix Software, for more details.
3.
The current configuration and all presets are stored in non-volatile
memory. When power is removed and restored, the current configuration
is still active and all presets are retained.
4.
When a preset is recalled, it replaces the current configuration, which is
lost unless it is also stored as a preset. The recalled preset overwrites all of
the current configuration ties in favor of the preset configuration ties.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
3-13
Operation, cont’d
Example 6: Save a preset
Refer to figure 3-14 and the following steps for an example of saving the current
configuration as a preset.
1
C
LED key:
F
= off,
F
C
1
2
3
4
= blinking,
B
B
= flash once
F
B
INPUTS
6
7
5
= on,
8
9
10
11
A
12
PRESET
ESC
CONTROL
1
2
3
4
5
OUTPUTS
7
6
8
ENTER PRESET VIEW
I/O
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
Figure 3-14 — Example 6: Saving the current configuration as preset 1
A
Press and release the Esc button. The Esc LED flashes once.
B
Press and hold the Preset button for approximately 2 seconds until the Preset
LED begins to blink, then release the Preset button.
C
Press and release the input 1 button. The input 1 LED flashes once. The
Preset LED turns off.
Example 7: Recall a preset
Refer to figure 3-15 and the following steps for an example of recalling a preset to
become the current configuration.
1
Press
C
LED key:
F
= off,
F
C
1
2
3
4
5
INPUTS
6
7
= on
= flash once
F
Press
B
8
9
10
11
A
12
PRESET
ESC
CONTROL
1
2
3
4
5
OUTPUTS
6
7
Press
8
ENTER PRESET VIEW
I/O
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
Figure 3-15 — Example 7: Recalling preset 1
3-14
A
Press and release the Esc button. The Esc LED flashes once.
B
Press and release the Preset button. The Preset LED lights.
C
Press and release the input 1 button. The input 1 LED flashes once. The
Preset LED turns off. The configuration stored in memory location 1 is now
the current configuration and can be viewed in the view-only mode
(Example 4).
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
Viewing and adjusting the input audio level (HVA models only)
On HVA models, the audio level of each input can be displayed and adjusted
through a range of -15dB to +9dB to ensure that there is no noticeable volume
difference among sources. The audio level can be adjusted from the front panel or
by using Extron’s Windows-based control program.
1.
Press and hold the Audio button until the Audio LED begins to blink, then
release the Audio button.
2.
Press and release an input button to select an input. The audio level for the
selected input is displayed in the output LEDs and the polarity (+ or -) is
displayed in the View or Esc LEDs.
3.
Press and release the Esc (
the audio level.
4.
Press and release the Audio button to exit the audio display and adjust mode.
The Audio LED stops blinking and turns off.
) and View (
) buttons to increase and decrease
1.
There is one audio level setting per input. The audio level setting is
shared by the left and right audio inputs.
2.
The audio level settings are stored in non-volatile memory. When power
is removed and restored, the audio level settings are retained.
Example 8: View and adjust an audio level
Refer to figure 3-16, figure 3-18, and the following steps for an example of viewing
and adjusting the audio level. Audio gain and
attenuation is displayed differently on the
CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, 128
CrossPoint Plus 168 and 1616, but the steps for
Output LED
View Esc
dB 1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
displaying the value are the same. For this
B
B
+9
reason, figure 3-17 and figure 3-19 show the
B
+8
indications displayed on the CrossPoint Plus
B
B
+7
168 and 1616 without duplicating all of the
actions shown in figure 3-16 and figure 3-18.
B
+6
A
Press and release the Esc button. The Esc
LED flashes once.
B
B
+3
B
C
Press and hold the Audio button for
approximately 2 seconds until the Audio
LED begins to blink, then release the
Audio button.
Press and release the input 5 button. The
input 5 LED lights. The audio level for
the selected input is displayed in the
output LEDs. The polarity is indicated
by either the Esc ( ) or View ( ) LED
blinking.
On the CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and
128, each output LED indicates 1dB when
blinking and 2dB when lit.
B
B
+5
+4
B
B
+2
+1
B
B
B
0
-1
B
B
-2
-3
B
B
B
-4
-5
B
B
B
B
-6
-7
B
B
-8
-9
On the CrossPoint Plus 168 and 1616,
each output LED indicates 1dB when lit.
-10
The blinking Esc ( ) LED indicates a
positive (gain) level. The blinking
View ( ) LED indicates a negative
(attenuation) level.
-12
-11
-13
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
-14
-15
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
B
B
3-15
Operation, cont’d
Figure 3-16 and figure 3-17 show an audio level of +8dB displayed in the
output LEDs on the two different CrossPoint Plus front panels.
LED key:
= off (value 0 dB),
5
= on (value 2dB),
B
F
= blinking (value 1dB),
= flash once
Press
B
C
1
2
C
3
4
B
INPUTS
6
7
5
B
8
9
10
11
12
AUDIO
CONTROL
1
2
3
4
5
OUTPUTS
7
6
8
I/O
ENTER PRESET VIEW
C
ESC
Press
RGBHV AUDIO
F
+8dB
A
ESC
Figure 3-16 — Example 8: Viewing the audio level, CrossPoint Plus 84,
88, 124, and 128
LED key:
5
1
2
3
4
5
= off (value 0dB),
B
B
= blinking,
= on (value 1dB)
6
7
8
INPUTS
9
B
TROL
10
11
12
13
14
15
2
3
4
5
6
7
9
8
OUTPUTS
10
11
12
13
14
15
I/O
16
VIEW
1
C
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
16
C
+8dB
Figure 3-17 — +8dB displayed, CrossPoint Plus 168 and 1616
D
Press and release the View ( ) button once to decrease the audio level
displayed in the output LEDs by 1dB. Press and release the View ( ) button
several more times to decrease the audio level displayed in the output LEDs
by an additional 1dB per button push. Note the output LED, View LED, and
Esc LED changes that occur each time the View ( ) button is pressed and
released. Figure 3-18 and figure 3-19 show the result of pressing the View ( )
button a total of 9 times.
Both figures show an audio level of -1dB. Note that the Esc ( ) LED has
turned off and that the View ( ) LED is blinking to indicate a negative level.
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
Press
LED key:
= off (value 0 dB),
= blinking (value 1dB),
B
E
= on (value 2dB)
RGBHV AUDIO
D
1
2
3
4
INPUTS
6
7
5
8
9
10
11
B
12
CONTROL
1
2
3
4
5
OUTPUTS
6
7
8
ENTER PRESET VIEW
D
B
D
(9 times)
-1dB
I/O
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
VIEW
Figure 3-18 — Example 8, step d: Adjusting the audio level, CrossPoint
Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128
LED key:
5
1
2
3
4
5
= off (value 0dB),
= blinking,
B
= on (value 1dB)
6
7
8
INPUTS
9
B
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUTPUTS
I/O
TROL
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
VIEW
1
D
B
10
11
12
13
14
15
ESC
RGBHV AUDIO
16
D
-1dB
Figure 3-19 — -1dB displayed, CrossPoint Plus 168 and CrossPoint Plus
1616
If another input button is pressed and released, the level value for the current
input is saved and level value for the newly selected input is displayed.
E
Press and release the Audio button. The Audio LED stops blinking and the
View ( ) LED (if lit), the Esc ( ) LED (if lit), the selected input LED, and all
output LEDs turn off.
Both the RGBHV and Audio LEDs light.
Executive mode (front panel security lockout)
The executive mode limits the operation of the CrossPoint Plus switcher from the
front panel. When the switcher is in executive mode, all of the front panel
functions are disabled except for the view-only mode functions (see Viewing a
configuration on page 3-9). Other than in view-only mode, if the user pushes a front
panel button when the switcher is in executive mode, that button’s associated LED
flashes twice and goes out.
To toggle executive mode on or off, press and hold the RGBHV and Audio buttons
for approximately two seconds. The RGBHV and Audio LEDs blink twice to
indicate the mode change. Release the RGBHV and Audio buttons. To toggle the
executive mode state again, press and hold the RGBHV and Audio buttons again.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
3-17
Operation, cont’d
System reset to factory defaults
To reset the switcher to the factory default settings, press and hold the Esc button
on the front panel while AC power is being applied. Continue to hold the Esc
button until the power up sequence is completed (all LEDs turn off, the Video and
Audio LEDs turn on, the Esc LED blinks, and the Power LED (if equipped) turns
on). System reset clears all ties and presets, the RGB delay, the mutes, and the I/O
grouping to the factory defaults and sets all audio gain levels to unity gain (+0dB).
Rear Panel Controls
The CrossPoint Plus matrix switchers all have sync termination switches on the
rear panel for inputs 1, 3, 5, and 7 on the CrossPoint Plus 168 and 1616 models and
inputs 1 through 4 (figure 3-20) on the CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128 models.
The switches provide a way to condition non-TTL sync levels greater than 5Vp-p,
enabling the sync to be properly passed from input to selected output(s). The
matrix switchers have two sets of sync termination switches; one for horizontal or
combined sync and a second set for vertical sync.
16
INPUTS
75
1 3 5 7
15
12 34
INPUTS
75
16
1 3 5 7
12 34
CrossPoint
168 and 1616
CrossPoint
84, 88, 124, and 128
Figure 3-20 — Rear panel sync termination switches
Each switch provides the option of selecting either 510 ohms or 75 ohms. The
75 ohms position is required only for an input with non-TTL sync, greater than
5V p-p. The normal position is 510 ohms.
An input that produces an out of sync display, a display that is rolling
vertically and/or tearing horizontally, could indicate a non-TTL sync input. A
device that is known to output non-TTL sync levels (greater than 5V p-p)
should be connected to one of the inputs with sync termination switches, and
the switches for that input should be set to the 75 ohm position. If you’re not
sure, check the specifications in the user’s manual for the input device.
Troubleshooting
This paragraph gives recommendations on what to do if you have problems
operating the CrossPoint Plus, and it provides examples and descriptions for some
image problems you may encounter.
General checks
3-18
1.
Ensure that all devices are plugged in and powered on. The switcher is
receiving power if one of the input LEDs is lit.
2.
Ensure an active input is selected for output on the switcher.
3.
Ensure that the proper signal format is supplied.
4.
Check the cabling and make corrections as necessary.
5.
Call the Extron S3 Sales & Technical Support Hotline if necessary.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
Plasma display S-video problem
Extron has encountered a problem with the S-video output by some video
conference codecs, when it is switched using a CrossPoint Plus. Some codecs
change the DC offset on the chrominance (C) so that it is very different from the
level on the luminance (Y). This can cause a plasma display to come up in the
wrong size mode.
With the matrix switcher taken out of the system, the plasma works fine. It looks
like a Extron problem, but it is not. The matrix switcher boosts the bad codec
output, which makes the plasma go to the wrong setting.
Solution: Try placing an Extron video DC block adapter, part #26-495-01, on the
luminance (Y) input to the switcher from the codec.
Worksheets
Rather than trying to remember the configuration for each preset, use worksheets
to record this information. Make copies of the blank worksheets on page 3-19 and
use one for each preset configuration. The forms accommodate all of the
CrossPoint Plus models. Cross off all unused or inactive inputs and outputs. Use
different colors for video and audio.
Worksheet example 1: Entering system equipment
Figure 3-21 shows a worksheet for a CrossPoint Plus 128 HVA in a fictional
organization with the system hardware annotated. Inputs 10 and 11 and output 7
have no connections in this organization, so they have been crossed out on the
worksheet. On this example, preset 3 is used for the weekly status meeting.
Choose your own method of notation.
Input sources
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Output destinations
Preset #
Title:
Video:
Audio:
Fill in the preset number and use colors, or dashes, etc. to make connecting lines.
Indicate if the configuration is for Video, Audio, or both.
Figure 3-21 — Worksheet example 1: System equipment
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
3-19
Operation, cont’d
Worksheet example 2: Drawing ties
Figure 3-22 continues from worksheet example 1 by showing the video and audio
ties that make up the configuration of preset 3, a solid ink line shows video ties,
and a dashed pencil line shows the audio ties. In this example, the image of the
presenter, from the main podium camera (input 1), is displayed in the main hall
(output 1), to the overflow crowd in the conference room (output 4), and in the
lobby (output 8). The image is also tied to the VCR (output 6). The presenter has a
presentation on her laptop computer (input 4) that is displayed in the main hall
(output 2) and locally on the podium (output 3). The audio from her microphone
(input 3) is played in the hall (output 1), in the conference room (output 4), and sent
to the VCR. Classical music from the CD player (input 5) is being played in the
background in the main hall on sound system #2 (output 5), and in the lobby
(output 8).
Input sources
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Output destinations
Preset #
Title:
Video:
Audio:
Fill in the preset number and use colors, or dashes, etc. to make connecting lines.
Indicate if the configuration is for Video, Audio, or both.
Figure 3-22 — Worksheet example 2: Status meeting configuration
Worksheet example 3: Test configuration
The A/V system in our fictional organization needs to be fine tuned on a regular
basis. Figure 3-23 shows a typical test configuration, with an Extron video test
generator (input 12) generating a test pattern to all monitors (outputs 1, 2, 3, 4, and
8). Sound checks are run from the CD player (input 5) to all audio systems (outputs
1, 2, 4, 5, and 8).
Input sources
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Output destinations
Preset #
2
Title:
System test
Video:
Audio:
Fill in the preset number and use colors, or dashes, etc. to make connecting lines.
Indicate if the configuration is for Video, Audio, or both.
Figure 3-23 — Worksheet example 3: Test configuration
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
12
13
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
3-21
2
2
Title:
3
3
4
4
5
5
Video:
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
Audio:
Output destinations
10
10
11
11
12
12
Matrix Switchers Configuration Worksheet
Fill in the preset number and use colors, or dashes, etc. to make connecting lines.
Indicate if the configuration is for video, audio, or both.
Preset #
1
1
Input sources
13
13
14
14
15
15
16
16
Operation, cont’d
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Operation
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers
4
Chapter Four
Programmer’s Guide
Host-to-Switcher Instructions
Switcher-Initiated Messages
Switcher Error Responses
Using the Command/Response Table
Command/Response Table
Programmer’s Guide,
cont’d
Programmer’s
Guide
The switcher’s rear panel RS-232/RS-422 connector (figure 4-1) can be connected to
the serial port output of a host device such as a computer, RS-232 capable PDA, or
control system. This connection makes software control of the switcher possible.
5
1
9
6
Female
1
5
6
9
Male
Pin RS-232 Function
— Not used
1
TX Transmit data
2
RX Receive data
3
— Not used
4
Gnd Signal ground
5
— Not used
6
— Not used
7
— Not used
8
— Not used
9
RS-422
TXTX+
RX+
RXGnd
—
—
—
—
Function
Transmit data (-)
Transmit data (+)
Receive data (+)
Receive data (-)
Signal ground
Not used
Not used
Not used
Not used
Figure 4-1 — RS-232/RS-422 connector pin arrangement
The CrossPoint Plus Series Matrix Switchers are factory configured for
RS-232 control. To use the switcher under RS-422 control, an internal cable
must be moved. Refer to appendix B for the procedure for moving the cable.
The RS-232/RS-422 connector on the CrossPoint Plus Series switcher is a 9-pin D
female connector with pin assignments as shown in figure 4-1.
The protocol is 9600 baud, 8-bit, 1 stop bit, no parity, and no flow control.
Host-to-Switcher Instructions
The switcher accepts SIS (Simple Instruction Set) commands through the
RS-232/RS-422 port. SIS commands consist of one or more characters per
command field. They do not require any special characters to begin or end the
command character sequence. Each switcher response to an SIS command ends
with a carriage return and a line feed (CR/LF = ), which signals the end of the
response character string. A string is one or more characters.
Switcher-Initiated Messages
When a local event such as a front panel operation occurs, the switcher responds
by sending a message to the host. The switcher-initiated messages are listed below
(underlined).
(C) Copyright 2002, Extron Electronics “CrossPoint/Mav/Matrix”, Vx.xx
The copyright message is initiated by the switcher when it is first powered on.
Vx.xx is the firmware version number.
RECONFIG
The reconfig message is initiated by the switcher when a front panel operation has
occurred, an audio gain adjustment has been completed, or a memory preset has
been recalled.
RAM Test Failed
ROM Checksum Failed
EEPROM Reset (Presets/Attenuators)
Serial EEPROM Reset (Current Settings)
Invalid Jumpers
If an error occurs during power-up, the switcher initiates one or more of the
messages listed above.
All Configuration Memory Cleared
The memory cleared message is initiated by the switcher when a system reset has
occurred. See System reset to factory defaults in chapter 3.
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Programmer’s Guide
The switcher does not expect a response from the host, but, for example, the host
program might request a new status.
Switcher Error Responses
When the switcher receives an SIS command and determines that it is valid, it
performs the command and sends a response to the host device. If the switcher is
unable to perform the command because the command is invalid or contains
invalid parameters, the switcher returns an error response to the host. The error
response codes are:
E01 — Invalid input channel number (too large)
E10 — Invalid command
E11 — Invalid preset number (too large)
E12 — Invalid output number (too large)
E13 — Invalid value (out of range)
E14 — Illegal command for this configuration
E17 — Timeout (only caused by direct write of global presets)
Using the Command/Response Table
The command/response table begins on the next page. Lower case letters are
acceptable in the command field only where indicated. Symbols are used
throughout the table to represent variables in the command/response fields.
Command and response examples are shown throughout the table.
ASCII to HEX Conversion Table
Space
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Programmer’s Guide
4-3
Programmer’s Guide, cont’d
Command/Response Table
Symbol Definitions:
= Carriage return/line feed
= Carriage return (no line feed)
•
= space
= Input number
01 – 08 (CrossPoint Plus 84, 88);
01 – 12 (CrossPoint Plus 124, 128);
01 – 16 (CrossPoint Plus 168, 1616)
X3
Input and output numbers in
commands may be entered as
either 1-digit or 2-digit
numbers. All input and
= Output number
01 – 04 (CrossPoint Plus 84, 124);
output numbers are specified
01 – 08 (CrossPoint Plus 88, 128, 168);
as 2-digit numbers in the
01 – 16 (CrossPoint Plus 1616)
response.
= Input number (for tie) 0 – maximum number of inputs (0=disconnected)
X4
= Frequency
xxx.xx (frequency in Hz (vertical) or kHz (horizontal))
X5
= Group
0 – 4 (0 = not assigned to a group)
X6
= RGB delay
0 – 10 (0 to 5 seconds, 0.5 seconds/step)
X7
= Audio gain
0 – 9 (1dB/step)
X8
= Audio attenuation
1 – 15 (1dB/step)
X9
= Numeric dB value
-15 to +09
X10
= Preset number
00 – 16 (0 = current configuration)
X11
= Preset number
01 – 16
X12
= Mute status
0 = no mute, 1 = video mute, 2 = audio mute, 3 = V and A mute
X13
= Executive mode, mute 1 = on, 0 = off
X14
= Controller software version number to second decimal place
X1
X2
Command/response table for SIS commands
Command
ASCII Command Response
(host to switcher)
Additional description
(switcher to host)
Create ties
Tie input X3 to output X2 , A & V
Example:
Tie input to output, RGBHV only
Example1:
Tie input X3 to output X2 , video only
Example1:
Tie input X3 to output X2 , audio only
Example:
Quick multiple tie
Example:
Tie input to all outputs
Example:
X3 * X2 !
1*3!
X3 * X2 &
10*4&
X3 * X2 %
7*5%
X3 * X2 $
12*8$
Esc Q X3 * X2 !… X3 * X2 !
Esc Q3*4!3*5!3*6!
X3 !
5!
Out X2 •In X3 •All
Out03•In01•All
Out X2 •In X3 •RGB
Out04•In10•RGB
Out X2 •In X3 •Vid
Out05•In07•Vid
Out X2 •In X3 •Aud
Out08•In12•Aud
Out•Multi•In•Multi•All
Out•Multi•In•Multi•All
Out•Multi•In X3 •All
Out•Multi•In05•All
Tie input 1 A & V to output 3.
Audio breakaway.
Tie input 10 RGB to output 4.
Audio breakaway.
Tie input 7 video to output 5.
Audio breakaway.
Tie input 12 audio to output 8.
Tie input 3 to outputs 4, 5, and 6.
Tie input 5 to all outputs.
Digital Sync Validation Processing
List individual sync (DSVP)
Example:
1
4-4
X1 LS
2LS
In X1 •Hrz= X4 •Vrt= X4
In02•Hrz=031.50•Vrt=060.00
Input 2 frequency is 31.5 kHz
horizontal and 60 Hz vertical
The & tie command for RGB and the % tie command for video can be used interchangeably on the CrossPoint Plus
models.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Programmer’s Guide
Command/response table for SIS commands (Cont’d)
Command
List all sync (DSVP)
ASCII Command Response
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
LS
Input•Horz.•Vert.
X1 •• X4 • X4
thru
Additional description
X1 •• X4 • X4
Input•Horz.•Vert.
01••031.50•060.00
thru
Input 1 (H) 31.5 kHz (V) 60 Hz
thru
16••031.50•060.00
Input 16 (H) 31.5 kHz (V) 60 Hz.
Esc O
IWrt
IWrt
OWrt
GrpI X5 … X5
GrpO X5 … X5
One X5 entry for each input.
In1-Grp 4, In2-Grp 2,…In16-Grp 3.
One X5 entry for each output.
One X5 entry for each input.
One X5 entry for each output
Set RGB delay
Example:
X6 * X2 D
7*13D
Out X2 •Dly X6
Out13•Dly07
Read RGB delay
Example:
X2 D
13D
Out X2 •Dly X6
Out13•Dly05
Example:
LS
I/O Grouping
Write input grouping
Example:
Esc i X5 … X5
Write output grouping
Read input grouping
Read output grouping
Esc o X5 … X5
Esc i42…33
Esc I
RGB delay
Sets the RGB interval for switches
to output 13 to 3.5 sec. (7x0.5 sec.).
Output 13 interval is 2.5 sec. (5 x
0.5 sec).
Audio input gain and attenuation
X1 * X7 G
Set audio input gain to +dB value
Example:
1*2G
Set audio input attenuation to -dB value X1 * X8 g
X1 {G
Increment gain up
Example:
5 {G
Decrement gain down
Example:
X1 }G
7 }G
In X1 •Aud= X9
In01•Aud=+02
In X1 •Aud= X9
In X1 •Aud= X9
In05•Aud=+03
In X1 •Aud= X9
In07•Aud=-09
Set input 1 audio gain to +2dB.
Audio input 5 level incremented
from +2dB to +3dB.
Audio input 7 level decremented
from -8dB to -9dB.
Global presets
Save current configuration as preset
Example:
Recall a preset
Example:
X11
,
9,
X11
5.
.
Spr X11
Spr09
Rpr X11
Rpr05
Command character is a comma.
Save current ties as preset 9.
Command character is a period.
Recall preset 5, which becomes
the current configuration.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Programmer’s Guide
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Programmer’s Guide, cont’d
Command/response table for SIS commands (Cont’d)
Command
ASCII Command Response
(host to switcher)
Additional description
(switcher to host)
Start direct write of global presets
Esc P X11
{Tie commands}
Write Preset
End direct write of global presets
Esc p
End Write Preset
Quick recall preset
Esc
.
X11
Ready
X11
Rpr X11
Allows direct entry of presets.
{Define ties for preset.}
Saves directly written presets.
Command character is a period.
1.
This sequence of commands forces the switcher to perform a complete backplane switch
within 60 msecs of receipt of the Quick recall command.
2.
The switcher ignores any invalid command or non-switching commands received between
the Start and End commands.
3.
If there is no activity for 5 seconds, the switcher returns the timeout (E17) error.
4.
The switcher disables front panel switching during this sequence of commands.
5.
The switcher returns the invalid command (E10) error if it receives the End command
without the start command or the Quick recall command without a prior direct preset write.
6.
The switcher must receive the Quick recall command within 100 msecs of the End
command.
Example:
Esc P14
Write Preset 14 Ready
Creates new preset 14 with:
A & V Input 1 tied to output 3.
Video input 7 tied to output 81.
RGB input 10 tied to output 41.
Audio input 12 tied to output 4.
End Write Preset 14
Rpr X11
Stops entry, saves preset 14.
Recalls the preset.
1*3!
7*8%
10*4&
12*4$
Esc p
Esc
.
Video mute commands
Video mute
X2 *1B
Vmt X2 *1
Mute output
off).
Video unmute
X2 *0B
Vmt X2 *0
Unmute output
on).
Read video mute
Global RGB mute
Global RGB unmute
X2 B
1*B
0*B
X13
1= mute on, 0 = mute off.
Vmt1
Vmt0
Audio mute
X2 *1Z
Amt X2 *1
Mute output
off).
Audio unmute
X2 *0Z
Amt X2 *0
Unmute output
on).
Read audio mute
Global audio mute
X2 Z
1*Z
X13
1= mute on, 0 = mute off.
Amt1
Global audio unmute
0*Z
Amt0
X
x
Exe1
Exe0
Enable executive mode.
Disable executive mode.
Esc zG
ZapG••
ZapD••
ZapA••
ZapP••
Clear all global presets.
Reset all switch intervals to 0 sec.
Reset all audio levels to 0dB.
Reset all I/O grouping.
X2
video (video
X2
video (video
Audio mute commands
X2
video (audio
X2
video (audio
Executive mode
Lock front panel
Unlock front panel
Resets
Reset global presets
Reset delays
Reset audio levels
Reset grouping
4-6
Esc zD
Esc zA
Esc zP
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Programmer’s Guide
Command/response table for SIS commands (Cont’d)
Command
ASCII Command Response
Reset all mutes
Reset whole switcher
Additional description
(host to switcher)
(switcher to host)
Esc zZ
ZapZ
ZapXXX
Esc zXXX
Unmute all outputs.
Clears all ties and global presets,
the RGB delay, the I/O grouping,
and resets all audio gains to 0dB.
View ties, gain, mutes, and presets
View video output tie
Example:
V/v
v7%
X2
View audio output tie
Example:
V/v
V3$
X2
View gain for input
Example:
View all output mutes
V/v X1 G
v4G
VM/vm
In X1 •Aud= X9
In04•Aud=-02
X12 •(up to 16)Mut
Example2 (CrossPoint Plus 168):
View preset configuration
VM
V/v
0•1•0•2•0•3•0•0•Mut
X3 •(up to 16)•Vid• X3 •(up to 16)•Aud
X10
%
$
.
Out X2 •In X3 •Vid
Out07•In02•Vid
Output 7 video tied to input 2
video.
Out X2 •In X3 •Aud
Out03•In06•Aud
Output 3 audio tied to input 6
audio.
Gain for input #4 is -2dB.
Each position listed in the
response is an output, left =
output 1, right = n (n = the
maximum number of outputs for
this model).
Each position listed in the response is an output, left = output 1, right= output n (n is the
maximum number of outputs). The number in each position is the input tied to the output
represented by that position.
Response description: Input# (I#) assigned to output# (O#)1•I# to O#2...I# to O#n•Vid•I# to O#1•I# to O#2...I# to O#n•Aud
Example2 (CrossPoint 128 Plus HVA): V0.
Preset #0 is current configuration.
Video input 8 tied to output 2
Audio input 5 tied to output 2 No tied audio input
Response = tied input: 08•08•08•08•07•09•11•03•Vid•05•05•05•05•07•09•11•00•Aud
Output: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
Video = Input (I) 8 is tied to outputs (O) 1–4; I7— O5; I9 — O6; I11 — O7; I3 — O8.
Audio = The same as video except that input 5 is tied to outputs 1–4 and no input is tied to output 8.
Information requests
Information request
Example:
I/i
i
V X1 X X2 •A X1 X X2 •Exe X13
V16X16•A16X16•Exe0
Request part number
Example:
N/n
N
Nxx-xxx-xx
N60-332-06
Query software version
Example:
Q/q
Q
Ver X14
Ver2.00
2
V X1 X X2 = V size, A X1 X X2 = A Size.
16 Video & 16 Audio inputs and
outputs, front panel unlocked.
See appendix A for part #s.
CrossPoint Plus 1616HVA part #
is 60-332-06.
The value shown is an example
only.
HV models do not display audio configuration or mutes, and the number of outputs shown varies with the number of
video or audio outputs.
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Programmer’s Guide, cont’d
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers
5
Chapter Five
Matrix Software
Matrix Switchers Control Program
Button-Label Generator
Matrix Software,
cont’d
Matrix
Software
Two software programs accompany the CrossPoint Plus Series switchers:
•
The Extron Matrix Switcher+ Control Program (Extron part #29-015-01),
which communicates with the switcher via the RS-232/RS-422 port, provides
an easy way for you to set up ties and sets of ties.
If your CrossPoint Plus Series switcher was previously set up for RS-232, and
your computer comm port uses RS-422, you must change the switcher cabling
to match the computer interface. See Appendix B, Reference Information, for
details.
•
The Extron Button-Label Generator, which allows you to design and print
labels for the CrossPoint Plus front panel buttons.
Both programs are compatible with Windows 95/98, Windows NT, Windows ME,
and Windows 2000. Updates to these programs can be downloaded from the
Extron Web site (http://www.extron.com).
Matrix Switchers Control Program
Installing the software
The program is contained on a set of 3.5-inch diskettes, and you should load and
run the program from the hard drive.
To install the program from the floppy disk to the hard drive, run Setup.exe from
the floppy disk and follow the instructions that appear on the screen. The program
occupies approximately 1 MB (megabyte) of hard-drive space.
By default, the Windows installation creates a C:\MTRX directory, and it places
two icons (Matrix Switcher+ Control Program and Matrix Switcher+ Help) into a
group or folder named “Extron Electronics”.
The program was designed to control most Extron matrix switchers, but its
operation is limited to the features and configuration of your
CrossPoint Plus Series switcher.
Using the software
Overview
This section is an overview of the Extron Matrix Switcher+ Control Program. The
help function contains additional information. See Using the help system on page 5-5
for details.
1.
To run the Matrix Switcher+ Control Program, double-click
on the Matrix Switcher+ Control Program icon (shown at
right) in the Extron Electronics group or folder.
2.
Click on the comm port that is connected to the RS-232/
RS-422 port of the switcher. To set up the software without
attaching the switcher to the computer, see Using emulation mode on page 5-5.
The Extron Matrix Switcher+ Control Program window (figure 5-1 and
figure 5-2) displays the current configuration of the attached matrix.
3.
5-2
To set up audio in follow mode (audio and video have the same tie
configuration), select the Group box at the bottom of the window. To set up
audio in breakaway mode (audio and video have different tie configurations),
deselect the Group box.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Matrix Software
Figure 5-1 — Extron Matrix Switcher+ Control Program window (blank)
Figure 5-2 — Sample program window (complete)
4.
To make the control program easier to use, assign a device icon to each input
and output. Click on a box that represents an input or output, and drag the
desired icon onto the box from the icon palette that appears.
5.
To create a tie, drag an input box to one or more output boxes. To remove a
tie, drag the output box to its tied input box.
6.
For quick display of information on a specific input or output, place the
cursor over that device in the control program window. The program pops
up a window that details the connections to that device, the switching interval
(RGB delay), and the frequency of the video signal input from or output to
that device.
Windows buttons
The buttons on the right side of the window perform the following functions:
Power — Unavailable for CrossPoint Plus Series switchers, because the switcher
power cannot be controlled via software.
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5-3
Matrix Software, cont’d
Executive mode — Allows you to lock out front panel operations, except for the
view-only mode functions.
Presets menu — Displays a list of up to 16 presets. You can select a preset from the
list to display it in the window.
Go — Activates the selected preset as the current configuration.
Save as — Allows the current set of ties to be saved as a preset. Enter the preset
number when prompted to do so.
Changes – Take — Allows you to save to file any changes made to the displayed
configuration.
Changes – Cancel — Returns to the previous screen, undoing any changes you
have made.
Windows menus
File menu —
Save matrix settings as — Saves a complete set of up to 16 presets, plus the
last active setting (preset #0), to a file. Saved settings include audio gain
settings (if specified), assigned icons, and icon captions.
Restore matrix settings from — Loads and activates a previously saved
setting file.
Save this-session’s settings — Saves the current assigned icons and icon
captions.
Restore last-session’s settings — Loads the icons and icon captions that were
saved during the last session. If you saved the previous session’s
changes to disk the last time you exited the program, the ties from the
that session are also loaded.
Select printer — Selects the target printer.
Print tie map — Prints the tie set that is displayed on the screen.
Exit — Closes the Extron Matrix Control Program.
Tools menu —
Assign device icons — Displays the complete set of input and output device
icons. You can drag any of these icons to the input and output boxes.
Edit device palette — Allows you to add your own device icon graphics.
RGB delay settings — Displays the switching interval setting for each input
and allows you to change them.
Audio gain settings — Displays the audio gain level setting for a single input
or for all inputs and allows you to change it.
View input frequencies — (DSVP) Displays the input horizontal and vertical
frequencies for each input.
Name presets — Allows you to assign a name to each of the 16 memory
presets.
Show RS-232 strings — Displays the ASCII commands that are used by the
current configuration. You can refer to these for RS-232 programming.
I/O group settings — Allows you to establish I/O groups.
Initialize — Initializes and clears any or all of the following: ties, presets,
audio configuration, preset titles, icon names, and icons.
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Audio-config — Displays the audio gain level settings for each input and allows
you to change them.
Preferences menu —
Immediate changes — Causes changes to take effect immediately.
Hold/verify changes — Delays implementation of changes until the
Changes – Take button is pressed.
Ties as lines — Displays ties as lines.
Ties as crosspoints — Displays ties as a grid of inputs and outputs.
Frequency-read options — Allows you to enable or disable periodic DSVP
input frequency reads.
Limit ties to same group — Allows you to limit the creation of ties to within
the same group (similar to front panel operation).
Using emulation mode
Emulation mode allows you to set up the software without attaching the switcher
to the computer. To use emulation mode, do the following:
1.
Double-click on the Matrix Switchers Control Program icon in the Extron
Electronics group or folder.
2.
Choose Emulate, and click OK.
3.
Choose an emulation file to open, and click OK. The file DEMO.MTX
provides a sample of a completed matrix setup. The file NEW.INI provides a
blank setup to get you started.
4.
Enter the file name under which you want to save any changes to the file, and
click OK.
5.
Select the number of video boards, audio boards, and matrix model for which
you are preparing a configuration, and click OK.
6.
Continue using the program as described in steps 3 through 5, beginning on
page 5-2.
Using the help system
For information about program features, you can access the help program in any of
the following ways:
• From the Extron Electronics program folder or group, double-click on the Matrix
Switcher Help icon (shown at left).
• From within the Matrix Switcher Control Program, click on the Help menu on the
main screen.
• From within the Matrix Switcher Control Program, press the F1 key.
Button-Label Generator
The program is contained on the same set of 3.5-inch diskettes as the Matrix
Switcher+ Control Program and is installed automatically when you install that
program.
By default, the Windows installation goes in the C:\BUTTONS directory, and the
Button-Label Generator icon is placed in the “Extron Electronics” group or folder.
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Matrix Software, cont’d
Using the software
1.
To run the Button-Label Generator program, double-click on the Button-Label
Generator icon (shown at left) in the Extron Electronics group or
folder, and click OK when prompted. The Extron’s Button-Label
Generator window appears (figure 5-3).
2.
Under System selection, choose Mtrx50/MAV/XPoint.
3.
Using normal Windows controls, you can create and print labels that can be
placed in the label windows on the front panel of the switcher.
For information about using the program, you can access the help program by
clicking on the Help menu on the main screen and choosing Show Help.
Figure 5-3 — Extron’s Button-Label Generator window
You can also see an example of a completed Extron’s Button-Label Generator
window by clicking on the Help menu on the main screen, choosing Show Help,
and clicking on the Load Demo button.
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers
A
Appendix A
Specifications
Specifications
Part Numbers
Specifications, cont’d
Specifications
Video
Routing .......................................... 84 Series .................... 8 x 4 matrix
88 Series .................... 8 x 8 matrix
124 Series ................... 12 x 4 matrix
128 Series ................... 12 x 8 matrix
168 Series ................... 16 x 8 matrix
1616 Series ................. 16 x 16 matrix
Gain ............................................... Unity
Bandwidth .................................... 425 MHz (-3dB), fully loaded
0 - 10 MHz ................. no more than +0.1dB to -0.1dB
0 - 130 MHz ............... no more than +6dB to -0.8dB
Crosstalk ....................................... -80dB @ 1 MHz, -65dB @ 10 MHz, -55dB @ 30 MHz, -42dB@ 100 MHz
Switching speed ........................... 200 ns (max.)
Video input
Number/signal type ................... 8, 12, or 16 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, HDTV, component video,
S-video, composite video
Connectors .................................... 84/88 Series .............. 8 x 5 BNC female
124/128 Series .......... 12 x 5 BNC female
168/1616 Series ........ 16 x 5 BNC female
Nominal level ............................... 1V p-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7V p-p for RGB
0.3V p-p for R-Y and B-Y of component video, and for C of S-video
Minimum/maximum levels ...... Analog ....... 0.5V to 2.0V p-p with no offset
Impedance .................................... 75 ohms
Return loss .................................... -30dB @ 5 MHz
Maximum DC offset .................... 1.5V
Video output
Number/signal type ................... 4, 8, or 16 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, HDTV, component video, S-video,
composite video
Connectors .................................... 84/124 Series ............ 4 x 5 BNC female
88/128/168 Series .... 8 x 5 BNC female
1616 Series ................. 16 x 5 BNC female
Nominal level ............................... 1V p-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7V p-p for RGB
0.3V p-p for R-Y and B-Y of component video, and for C of S-video
Minimum/maximum level ........ 2V p-p
Impedance .................................... 75 ohms
Return loss .................................... -30dB @ 5 MHz
DC offset ....................................... ±5mV maximum with input at 0 offset
Switching type ............................. Triple-Action™
Sync
Input type .....................................
Output type ..................................
Input level .....................................
Output level ..................................
Input impedance
84/88/124/128 Series .........
RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
0.5V to 5.0V p-p, 4.0V p-p normal
AGC to TTL: 4V to 5V p-p
Inputs 1 to 4 ............................. 75 or 510 ohms, switchable
Inputs 5 to 12 ........................... 510 ohms
168/1616 Series ................... Inputs 1, 3, 5, 7 ......................... 75 or 510 ohms, switchable
Inputs 2, 4, 6, 8, and 9 to 16 ... 510 ohms
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Output impedance ...................... 75 ohms
Polarity .......................................... Positive or negative (follows input)
Audio — audio models only
Routing .......................................... 84 Series .................... 8 x 4 stereo matrix
88 Series .................... 8 x 8 stereo matrix
124 Series ................... 12 x 4 stereo matrix
128 Series ................... 12 x 8 stereo matrix
168 Series ................... 16 x 8 stereo matrix
1616 Series ................. 16 x 16 stereo matrix
Gain ............................................... Unbalanced output: 0dB, balanced output: +6dB
Frequency response ..................... 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.05dB
THD + Noise ................................ 0.03% @ 1 kHz at rated nominal level
S/N ................................................ >90dB, balanced, at rated maximum output (21dBu)
Crosstalk ....................................... <-80dB @ 1 kHz, fully loaded
Stereo channel separation .......... >80dB @ 1 kHz
CMRR ............................................ >75dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Audio input — audio models only
Number/signal type ................... 8, 12, or 16 stereo, balanced/unbalanced
Connectors .................................... 84/88 Series .............. (8) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
124/128 Series .......... (12) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
168/1616 Series ........ (16) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
Impedance .................................... >10 kohm, balanced/unbalanced, DC coupled
Nominal level ............................... -10dBV (316mV)
Maximum level ............................ +19.5dBu, (balanced or unbalanced) at stated %THD+N
Input gain adjustment
84/88/124/128/168/1616 Series
-15dB to +9dB, adjustable per input by RS-232/422 or front panel
Audio output — audio models only
Number/signal type ................... 4, 8, or 16 stereo, balanced/unbalanced
Connectors .................................... 84/124 Series ............ 4 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
88/128/168 Series .... 8 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
1616 Series ................. 16 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
Impedance .................................... 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
Gain error ...................................... ±0.1dB channel to channel
Maximum level (Hi-Z) ................ >+21dBu, balanced or unbalanced at stated %THD+N
Maximum level (600 ohm) ......... >+15dBm, balanced or unbalanced at stated %THD+N
0dBu = 0.775 volts (RMS).
Control/remote — switcher
Serial control port ........................
Baud rate and protocol ...............
Serial control pin configurations ....
Program control ...........................
1 RS-232 or RS-422, 9-pin female D connector
9600, 8-bit, 1 stop bit, no parity
2 = TX, 3 = RX, 5 = GND
Extron’s control program for Windows
Extron’s Simple Instruction Set™ – SIS™
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Specifications
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Specifications, cont’d
General
Power ............................................. 100VAC to 240VAC, 50/60 Hz, internal, autoswitchable
84/88/124/128 ......... 30 watts
168/1616 .................... 36 watts
Temperature/humidity .............. Storage -40° to +158°F (-40° to +70°C) / 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Operating +32° to +104°F (0° to +40°C) / 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Rack mount ................................... Yes, with included parts
Enclosure type .............................. Metal
Enclosure dimensions
84/88/124/128 Series .......... 5.25" H x 17.0" W x 9.4" D (3U high, full rack width)
13.3 cm H x 43.2 cm W x 23.9 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors. Width excludes rack ears.)
168/1616 Series ................... 10.5" H x 17.0" W x 9.7" D (6U high, full rack width)
26.7 cm H x 43.2 cm W x 24.6 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors. Width excludes rack ears.)
Product weight
84/88/124/128 Series ......... 14.4 lbs (6.5 kg)
168/1616 Series ................... 19.4 lbs (8.8 kg)
Shipping weight
84/88/124/128 Series ......... 21 lbs (9.5 kg)
DIM weight ............................. 25
168/1616 Series ................... 26 lbs (11.8 kg)
DIM weight ............................. 34
Vibration ....................................... ISTA/NSTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
Listings .......................................... UL, CUL
Compliances ................................. CE, FCC Class A
MTBF ............................................. 30,000 hours
Warranty ....................................... 3 years parts and labor
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Part Numbers
CrossPoint Plus part numbers
Extron Part
CrossPoint Plus 84HV
CrossPoint Plus 84HVA
CrossPoint Plus 88HV
CrossPoint Plus 88HVA
CrossPoint Plus 124HV
CrossPoint Plus 124HVA
CrossPoint Plus 128HV
CrossPoint Plus 128HVA
CrossPoint Plus 168HV
CrossPoint Plus 168HVA
CrossPoint Plus 1616HV
CrossPoint Plus 1616HVA
Matrix Switchers+ Control Program and Button-Label Generator
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Part #
60-337-02
60-337-01
60-336-02
60-336-01
60-335-02
60-335-01
60-334-02
60-334-01
60-333-02
60-333-01
60-332-02
60-332-01
29-015-01
68-521-01
Optional accessories
Extron Part
Rack/desk mounting kit
MKP 1000
Gray
Black
White
MCP 1000M (master)
MCP 1000S (slave)
Captive screw audio connector
RCA-to-BNC adapter
SVHS - BNC adapter
Part #
70-077-03
60-239-01
60-239-02
60-239-03
60-298-01
60-298-02
10-319-10
10-264-01
26-353-01
Cables
When using signals with a scanning frequency of 15-125 kHz and running distances
of 100 feet or more, use high resolution BNC cables to achieve maximum
performance.
Bulk cable
Extron Part
RG6 super high resolution cable
RG6-1 bulk , 500’
RG6-1 bulk , 1000’
RG6-4 bulk , 500’
RG6-5 bulk , 500’
RG6 male crimp connectors, qty. 50
Part #
22-098-02
22-098-03
22-099-02
22-100-02
100-075-51
BNC-4 Mini HR Cable
BNC-4 Mini HR bulk, 500’
BNC-4 Mini HR bulk, 1000’
22-032-02
22-032-03
BNC-5 Mini HR Cable
BNC-5 Mini HR bulk, 500’
BNC-5 Mini HR bulk, 1000’
22-020-02
22-020-03
Plenum BNC-5 Mini HR Cable
Plenum BNC-5 Mini HR bulk, 500’
Plenum BNC-5 Mini HR bulk, 1000’
22-103-02
22-103-03
Assorted connectors
BNC connectors
BNC Mini HR crimp connectors, qty. 50
RG6 male crimp connectors, qty. 50
BNC bulkhead connectors, qty. 50
(for custom wall plates)
100-074-51
100-075-51
100-076-51
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Specifications, cont’d
Pre-cut cables
BNC-4 Mini HR cable is used for RGBS cable runs, and BNC-5 Mini HR cable is
used for RGBHV cable runs. Either type can also be used for composite video,
S-video, or RGsB. All Extron BNC cables have male connectors on both ends. A
plenum version of the BNC-5 Mini HR cable is also available.
Extron Part
BNC-4 Mini HR Cable
BNC-4-25’ MHR (25 feet/7.5 meters)
BNC-4-50’ MHR (50 feet/15.0 meters)
BNC-4-75’ MHR (75 feet/23.0 meters)
BNC-4-100’ MHR (100 feet/30.0 meters)
BNC-4-150’ MHR (150 feet/45.0 meters)
BNC-4-200’ MHR (200 feet/60.0 meters)
BNC-4-250’ MHR (250 feet/75.0 meters)
BNC-4-300’ MHR (300 feet/90.0 meters)
Part #
26-210-04
26-210-05
26-210-06
26-210-07
26-210-08
26-210-09
26-210-54
26-210-53
BNC-5 Mini HR Cable
BNC-5-25’ MHR (25 feet/7.5 meters)
BNC-5-50’ MHR (50 feet/15.0 meters)
BNC-5-75’ MHR (75 feet/23.0 meters)
BNC-5-100’ MHR (100 feet/30.0 meters)
BNC-5-150’ MHR (150 feet/45.0 meters)
BNC-5-200’ MHR (200 feet/60.0 meters)
BNC-5-250’ MHR (250 feet/75.0 meters)
BNC-5-300’ MHR (300 feet/90.0 meters)
26-260-03
26-260-04
26-260-16
26-260-05
26-260-12
26-260-06
26-260-18
26-260-14
Bulk cable in lengths up to 5000' (1524 meter) rolls is available with or
without connectors.
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CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers
B
Appendix B
Reference Information
Hardware Upgrades
Button Labels
Reference Information,
cont’d
Reference
Information
Hardware Upgrades
This appendix contains procedures for performing hardware maintenance
procedures such as swapping the RS-232 and RS-422 ports, installing a new
firmware update, and replacing the fuse.
Opening the switcher
Before you can perform any of the hardware upgrade procedures, you must open
the switcher. The interior of the CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 188 switchers is
accessed by removing the top cover. The interior of the CrossPoint Plus 168 and
1616 is accessed by removing the front cover.
Opening the CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128
To open the CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, or 128 switcher, do the following:
1.
Disconnect the power cord from the switcher.
2.
If the switcher is rack mounted, remove the switcher from the rack and place
it on a clean workspace.
3.
Remove the eight screws that secure the switcher’s top cover as shown in
figure B-1.
NOTE If you are installing a
firmware update, also
remove two screws in
this location on the
bottom cover.
Fuse
Power
supply
Video board
Front panel
board
Figure B-1 — Removing the top cover
CAUTION
4.
B-2
Do not touch the components inside the switcher without being
electrically grounded. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage ICs,
even if you cannot feel, see, or hear it.
Lift the top cover straight up as shown in figure B-1. Lift the cover evenly to
clear the grooves at the edge of the rear panel.
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Reference Information
5.
If you are updating the firmware, remove the two screws at the front edge of
the bottom cover, press the two receptacle tabs on the top
cable outward as shown at the left, and pull back gently on
Connector
the cable connector to remove it from the receptacle. Lay the
front panel down in front of the switcher.
Ribbon cable
Self-latching receptacle
Opening the CrossPoint Plus 168 and 1616
To open the CrossPoint Plus 168 or 1616 switcher, do the following:
1.
Disconnect the power cord from the switcher.
CAUTION
Do not strain the three internal cables connected to the front panel. Too
much strain can be damage the cables.
CAUTION
Do not touch the components inside the switcher without being
electrically grounded. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage ICs,
even if you cannot feel, see, or hear it.
2.
Remove the ten screws that secure the switcher’s front cover as shown in
figure B-2. Carefully tilt the front panel away from the main body of the
switcher.
CR
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Figure B-2 — Removing the front cover
3.
Press the two receptacle tabs on the top cable outward as shown at the left,
Ribbon cable
and pull back gently on the cable connector to remove it
from the receptacle. Lay the front panel down in front
Connector
of the switcher.
Self-latching receptacle
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B-3
Reference Information, cont’d
Closing the switcher
1.
Reinstall any cables removed. To plug a self latching cable into the desired
receptacle, align the holes in the connector with the pins in the
receptacle, and press evenly until the receptacle tabs lock into
place.
Ribbon cable
Self-latching receptacle
2.
Place the top cover (CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128) and/or front cover
(all models) in place and replace all the screws removed in Opening the
switcher on page B-2.
Swapping the serial ports
The CrossPoint Plus switchers are factory configured for RS-232 use. If you want to
use RS-422 and the switcher is configured for RS-232, or if you want to use RS-232
and the switcher is configured for RS-422, do the following:
1.
Follow the appropriate instructions in Opening the Switcher on page B-2 to gain
access to the interior of your switcher.
2.
Locate the switcher’s front panel board (figure B-3).
Key
Label includes
Extron part number &
Software version (Vx.xx)
Pin 1 (red stripe on ribbon cable )
19-708-01 Vx.xx
J1 RS-422
receptacle
Slots for removing IC
with PLCC IC puller
J2 RS-232
receptacle
U7
Figure B-3 — CrossPoint Plus front panel board
CAUTION
3.
4.
Do not touch the components inside the switcher without being
electrically grounded. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage ICs,
even if you cannot feel, see, or hear it.
On the side of the front panel board that faces the rear of the switcher, locate
the RS-232 ribbon cable. The RS-422 ribbon cable receptacle, which is
normally empty, is located to the left of the RS-232 ribbon cable receptacle.
To remove the cable from the current receptacle, press the two receptacle tabs
outward as shown at the left, and pull up gently on the cable
connector to remove it from the receptacle.
Ribbon cable
Connector
5.
To plug the cable into the desired receptacle, align the
holes in the connector with the pins in the receptacle,
and press evenly until the receptacle tabs lock into
place.
6.
Reinstall the switcher’s cover. See Closing the switcher
above.
Self-latching receptacle
Ribbon cable
Self-latching receptacle
B-4
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Reference Information
7.
Attach the power cord to the switcher and to the AC power source. Ensure
the switcher is working properly.
8.
If the switcher was removed from a rack, remove its power cord, reattach the
switcher to the rack, and reconnect the power cord.
9.
Reconnect the input and output cables.
Installing a firmware update
The IC that contains the firmware for the matrix switcher also contains the
memory in which presets and audio levels are saved. When you replace the IC,
these settings will be lost. You may want to record the presets and audio levels
before you replace the IC.
To replace the firmware, do the following:
1.
Follow the appropriate instructions in Opening the Switcher on page B-2 to gain
access to the interior of your switcher, including the instructions for removing
the front panel.
2.
Locate the RS-232/RS-422 ribbon cable that connects the front panel board to
the rear panel RS-232/422 port (figure B-3). Note which receptacle on the
front panel board that the RS-232/RS-422 cable plugs into, and remove the
cable from its receptacle (see step 4 in Swapping the serial ports).
CAUTION
Do not touch the components inside the switcher without being
electrically grounded. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage ICs,
even if you cannot feel, see, or hear it.
3.
Unplug the power cable from the front panel board.
4.
Place the front panel board, button side down, on a suitable workspace.
5.
Locate IC U7 (figure B-3).
6.
Use the PLCC IC puller to remove the existing firmware IC. Squeeze the tool
to align its hooks with the slots in opposite corners of socket
U7. Insert the hooks, squeeze gently, and pull the IC straight
out of the socket. Set the IC aside.
7.
Note the key (angled corner) of the new firmware IC
and the dot on the underside that indicates pin 1
(figure B-4). Orient the IC to match the key and pin 1
(indicated by arrow) on the socket, and carefully press
the IC in place.
8.
Reinstall the power cable that was removed in step 3.
Key
Pin 1 mark
Pin 1 mark
Key
Socket
IC
Figure B-4 — Key and pin 1 mark
9.
Reinstall the RS-232/RS-422 cable removed in step 2. Ensure the RS-232/
RS-422 ribbon cable is plugged back into the proper receptacle for the
communications format desired (RS-232 or RS-422).
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Reference Information
B-5
Reference Information, cont’d
10.
Reinstall the switcher’s front panel and cover. See Closing the switcher on
page B-4.
If you choose to check for proper operation before putting the cover back
on, ensure that tools and hands are outside the switcher and then perform
step 11. After recognizing the new IC, the switcher should power up
normally. Unplug the AC power cord, and reinstall the switcher.
11.
Reinitialize the switcher to recognize the new IC as follows:
a.
Connect the power cord to the AC power source.
b.
Press and hold the Enter button while you connect the power cord to the
switcher.
c.
Observe that the Input, Output, Preset, View, and Esc LEDs all flash.
d.
Release the Enter button.
12.
Ensure that the switcher is working properly.
13.
If the switcher was removed from a rack, remove its power cord, reattach the
switcher to the rack, and reconnect the power cord.
14.
Reconnect the input and output cables.
Replacing the AC fuse (CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128
only)
The AC fuse on the power supply board is a user-replaceable component of the
CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128. To replace the AC fuse, do the following:
1.
Follow the instructions in Opening the CrossPoint Plus 84, 88, 124, and 128 on
page B-2 to remove the top cover.
2.
Locate the fuse on the power supply board (see figure B-1), and remove it
from its retaining clips.
3.
If test equipment is available, you can check the fuse.
4.
Place a new 2A/250V fast-blow fuse in the retaining clips.
5.
Reinstall the switcher’s cover. See Closing the switcher on page B-4.
If you choose to check the switcher for proper operation before putting the
cover back on, ensure that tools and hands are outside the switcher, and
then connect the power cord to the unit and to an AC source. The
switcher should power up normally. Unplug the AC power cord, and
reinstall the switcher.
6.
Attach the power cord to the switcher and to the AC power source. Make
sure the switcher is working properly.
7.
If the switcher was removed from a rack, remove its power cord, reattach the
switcher to the rack, and reconnect the power cord.
8.
Reconnect the input and output cables.
Button Labels
Figure B-5 provides blanks of a 16-button strip of button labels. Feel free to
photocopy them or cut them out of the manual, write button information in each
button area as desired, and put them in the switcher’s label window. For 8-button
strips and 12-button strips, use scissors to trim the blank to the appropriate length.
B-6
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Figure B-5 — Button label blanks, 16-button strip
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Reference Information
B-7
Reference Information, cont’d
B-8
CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switchers • Reference Information
FCC Class A Notice
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A 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: This unit was tested with shielded cables on the peripheral devices. Shielded cables must be
used with the unit to ensure compliance.
Extron’s Warranty
Extron Electronics warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for a period
of three years from the date of purchase. In the event of malfunction during the warranty period
attributable directly to faulty workmanship and/or materials, Extron Electronics will, at its option,
repair or replace said products or components, to whatever extent it shall deem necessary to restore
said product to proper operating condition, provided that it is returned within the warranty period,
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Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074
Japan
This Limited Warranty does not apply if the fault has been caused by misuse, improper handling
care, electrical or mechanical abuse, abnormal operating conditions or non-Extron authorized
modification to the product.
If it has been determined that the product is defective, please call Extron and ask for an Applications
Engineer at (714) 491-1500 (USA), 31.33.453.4040 (Europe), 65.6383.4400 (Asia), or 81.3.3511.7655 (Japan)
to receive an RA# (Return Authorization number). This will begin the repair process as quickly as
possible.
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of loss or damage during shipment. Returned units must include the serial number and a
description of the problem, as well as the name of the person to contact in case there are any
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