8Y-3000 Documentation Set

8Y-3000 Documentation Set
8Y-3000 Documentation Set
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8Y-3000 New Features
8Y-3000 Installation and Setup Guide
8Y-3000 User’s Operation Manual
8Y-3000 New Features
This manual contains information for the 8Y-3000 Distribution Matrix, an
advanced 8Y-XL system with the following additional features:
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32-bit processor
Link to other AutoPatch products with an X NNet network compatible
interface
Link to a larger line of XNNet AutoPatch control accessories
– Next Generation SBCs (with real-time status update)
– SDU
– CP-32
– CP-20
– CP-10
– Precis Remote Panel
Controllable via Ethernet, Neuron, RS-232/RS-422, and a variety of
XNNet-based control panels
– 10 Base-2 Ethernet interface
– Neuron Control network @ 76 Kbps, free topology
– Software selectable RS-232 or RS-422
– Serial port BAUD rate up to 57600
– Serial port Hardware/Software Handshaking
New, more powerful, virtual matrix structure and easy configuration
via XNConnect software
Individual crosspoint disconnect capability
Field upgradeable software
Literal switch does not invalidate status
Preset request does not invalidate status
Note: The 8Y-3000 processor does not link and communicate with older
8Y-XL processors.
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CAUTION
To avoid ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to sensitive components, make
sure you are properly grounded before touching any internal materials.
When working with any equipment manufactured with electronic devices,
proper ESD grounding procedures must be followed to ensure people, products,
and tools are as free of static charges as possible. Grounding straps, conductive
smocks, and conductive work mats are specifically designed for this purpose.
Anyone performing field maintenance on AutoPatch equipment should utilize an
appropriate ESD field service kit complete with at least a dissipative work mat
with a ground cord and a UL listed adjustable wrist strap with another ground
cord. These items should not be manufactured locally, since they are generally
composed of highly resistive conductive materials to safely drain static charges,
without increasing an electrocution risk in the event of an accident. ESD
protective equipment can be obtained from 3M™, Desco®, Richmond
Technology®, Plastic Systems®, and other such vendors.
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Important Safety Information
and Instructions
When using and installing your AutoPatch product, adhere to the following basic safety
precautions. For more information about operating, installing, or servicing your
AutoPatch product see your product documentation.
ä Read and understand all instructions before using and installing AutoPatch products.
ä Use the correct voltage range for your AutoPatch product.
ä There are no user serviceable parts inside an AutoPatch product; service should only
be done by qualified personnel.
ä If you see smoke or smell a strange odor coming from your AutoPatch product, turn
it off immediately and call AutoAssist.
ä Turn off and unplug an enclosure before adding or removing boards, unless otherwise
specified in that product’s documentation.
ä To avoid shock or potential ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to equipment,
make sure you are properly grounded before touching components inside an
AutoPatch product.
ä For products with multiple power supplies in each unit, make sure all power supplies
are turned on simultaneously.
ä Use surge protectors and/or AC line conditioners when powering AutoPatch
products.
ä Only use a fuse(s) with the correct fuse rating in your enclosure.
ä Make sure the power outlet is close to the product and easily accessible.
ä Make sure the product is on or attached to a stable surface.
ä Turn off equipment before linking pieces together, unless otherwise specified in that
product’s documentation.
ä For safety and signal integrity, use a grounded external power source and a grounded
power connector.
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Information et directives
de sécurité importantes
Veuillez vous conformer aux directives de sécurité ci-dessous lorsque vous installez et
utilisez votre appareil AutoPatch. Pour de plus amples renseignements au sujet de
l’installation, du fonctionnement ou de la réparation de votre appareil AutoPatch, veuillez
consulter la documentation accompagnant l’appareil.
ä Lisez attentivement toutes les directives avant d’installer et d’utiliser les appareils
AutoPatch.
ä Le voltage doit être approprié à l’appareil AutoPatch.
ä Les appareils AutoPatch ne contiennent aucune pièce réparable par l’usager; la
réparation ne doit être effectuée que par du personnel qualifié.
ä Si de la fumée ou une odeur étrange se dégagent d’un appareil AutoPatch, fermez-le
immédiatement et appelez le Service de soutien technique (AutoAssist).
ä Fermez et débranchez le boîtier avant d’ajouter ou d’enlever des plaquettes, à moins
d’indication contraire fournie dans la documentation du appareil.
ä Pour éviter les chocs ou les dommages éventuels causés à l’équipement par une
décharge électrostatique, veillez à ce le dispositif oit bien relié à la terre avant de
toucher les composantes se trouvant à l’intérieur d’un appareil AutoPatch.
ä Veillez à ce que tous les blocs d’alimentation des appareils dotés de blocs
d’alimentation multiples dans chaque unité soient allumés simultanément.
ä Servez-vous de protecteurs de surtension ou de conditionneurs de lignes à courant
alternatif lorsque vous mettez les appareils AutoPatch sous tension.
ä Placez uniquement des fusibles de calibre exact dans les boîtiers.
ä Veillez à ce que la prise de courant soit proche de l’appareil et facile d’accès.
ä Veillez à ce que votre appareil AutoPatch soit installé sur une surface stable ou qu’il
y soit fermement maintenu.
ä Fermez toutes les composantes de l’équipement avant de relier des pièces, à moins
d’indication contraire fournie dans la documentation de l’appareil.
ä Par mesure de sécurité et pour la qualité des signaux, servez-vous d’une source
d’alimentation externe mise à la terre et d’un connect d’alimentation mis à la terre.
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While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this publication, AutoPatch
assumes no responsibility for error or omissions. No liability is assumed for damages
resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
Further, this publication and features described herein are subject to change without
notice. The United States Federal Communications Commission (in 47CFR 15.838) has
specified that the following notice be brought to the attention of the users of this product.
Federal Communication Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement:
“This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed and used
properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturers instructions, may cause
interference to radio and television reception. It has been type-tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B computing device in accordance with the
specifications in Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide
reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment causes interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
ä Reorient the receiving antenna
ä Relocate the matrix with respect to the receiver
ä Move the matrix away from the receiver
ä Plug the matrix into a different outlet so that computer and receiver are on different
branch circuits
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If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television
technician for additional suggestions. The user may find the booklet, How to Identify and
Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems, prepared by the Federal Communications
Commission to be helpful.”
This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402, Stock N. 004-000-00345-4.
8Y-XL™, XNNet™, and XNConnect™ are trademarks of XNTechnologies, Inc.
Use shielded cables. To comply with FCC Class B requirement, all external data
interface cables and adapters must be shielded.
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Warranty
AutoPatch
Statement of Warranty
AutoPatch, a division of XN Technologies, Inc., Cheney, Washington,
warrantees that the products manufactured by AutoPatch will be free of defects
in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product, subject to the
following terms and conditions.
Terms and Conditions
1.
AutoPatch products are under warranty for a period of five (5) years
following the original sales invoice date. The warranty period may be
extended to the life of the product provided the warranty card is filled out
and returned to AutoPatch. TO VALIDATE THE LIFETIME
WARRANTY: THE AutoPatch WARRANTY CARD MUST BE FILLED
OUT BY THE DEALER AND RECEIVED BY AutoPatch WITHIN
THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT BUT
NO LATER THAN ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE ORIGINAL SALES
INVOICE DATE. A warranty certificate will be returned to the dealer to
verify the warranty period.
2.
This Limited Lifetime warranty covers AutoPatch products shipped on or
after October 1, 1997. The Limited Lifetime warranty applies to products
in the original installation only. If the product is moved to a different
installation, the Limited Lifetime warranty will no longer apply and the
product warranty will revert to the original warranty which covers a period
of five (5) years following the original sales invoice date.
3.
The product lifetime is defined as the period of time from the original sales
invoice date to ten (10) years after AutoPatch ceases manufacturing the
product model.
4.
Warranty repairs are accomplished by returning the subassembly to
AutoPatch for repair. If conditions do not permit this procedure, AutoPatch
will invoice new or reconditioned (at AutoPatch’s option) replacement parts
and ship them to the dealer or to the customer if so directed by written order
from the dealer. In that case the replacement will be billed to the customer
and the customer may return the failed subassembly within 30 days for
credit. See “AutoPatch Returns Policy” in this manual for replacement
policies and procedures.
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5.
AutoPatch’s liability and Buyer’s remedies under this warranty shall
be limited solely to repair, replacement, or credit, at AutoPatch’s
option.
6.
The AutoPatch warranty does not apply to any AutoPatch product that has
been modified, repaired by an unauthorized agent, or improperly installed,
used, or maintained. AutoPatch shall not be liable under any circumstances
for consequential or incidental damages including, but not limited to, labor
costs or loss of profits arising in connection with the use of or inability to
use AutoPatch products.
7.
AutoPatch will not be responsible for items damaged during shipment to or
from AutoPatch. The shipping carrier is responsible for items damaged
during shipment.
8.
This warranty is exclusive and in lieu of any other warranty, expressed or
implied, including but not limited to any implied merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose. The terms of this warranty are governed by the
laws of the state of Washington; certain other states restrict warranty
limitations. You may have rights that are not defined herein.
9.
This warranty may not be modified except in writing by an authorized
AutoPatch officer.
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Contents
Welcome
Installer’s Product Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Meet the Manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Terms to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Chapter 1 – Unpacking the 8Y-XL
Front of the Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
CP-10 Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
Rear of the Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Chapter 2 – Placing the Enclosure(s)
Chapter 3 – Linking Enclosures
Chapter 4 – Attaching Inputs and Outputs
Attaching Input and Output Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Paralleling Inputs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Chapter 5 – Attaching an External Controller
Chapter 6 – Applying Power and the Startup Sequence
Applying Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Startup from the CP-10 Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
Startup from a Control Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Chapter 7 – Executing a Test Switch
Executing a Test Switch Using CP-10 Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Executing a Test Switch Using BCS Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
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Chapter 8 – Managing Configuration Files
Conceptual Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Installing and Launching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Panes, Views, and Dialog Boxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Opening and Downloading a Configuration File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Modifying Configuration Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Configuring Local Presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Modifying Groupings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Chapter 9 – Adjusting Gain
Chapter 10 – Adding Hardware
Adding Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
Input and Output Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-2
Vertical Interval Timing Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-3
Adding Enclosures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-5
Appendix A – AutoPatch Service and Returns Policy
Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Return Authorizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Claims for Shipping Damages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Replacement Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Special Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Appendix B – Product Specifications
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
Analog Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Standard Audio Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Analog Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Standard Video Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Wideband Video Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4
Ultra-wideband Video Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5
Appendix C – BCS (Basic Control Structure) Commands
Glossary
Index
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Welcome
Welcome
Welcome to the 8Y-XL Installation and Setup Guide. This book is the
first part of a three document set:
Installation and Setup Guide – compiled for the technician installing
the system.
User’s Operation Manual – created for the end-user who operates the
system.
Quick Reference Guide – a companion to the User’s Operation Manual.
The 8Y-XL Installation and Setup Guide is designed to provide the
installation technician with quick, easy-to-follow instructions for
installing an 8Y-XL and preparing it for operation.
The 8Y-XL User’s Operation Manual does not include any detailed
information about SBCs (Single Bus Controllers) for the 8Y-XL. Call
AutoAssist for more information about this controller type (see Technical
Support, p. v).
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Welcome
Welcome
Installer’s Product Notes
An 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix can stand alone or comprise a virtually
unlimited number of linked enclosures, including any other AutoPatch
products with an XNNet network compatible interface. Each 8Y-XL
enclosure can hold up to 8 input and 8 output boards and each board can
have up to 8 connectors, for a total capacity of 64 inputs and 64 outputs
per enclosure.
8Y-XL Distribution Matrices fit in a broad range of audio/video
environments and are controllable from a variety of sources, including a
CP-10 Control Panel, a CP-10 Remote Control Panel, any control device
that can send ASCII characters through an RS232 or RS422 serial cable,
a third party serial controller*, a PC, or a Single Bus Controller*.
Tools for Installation:
q A laptop computer with an RS232 or RS422 null modem cable
(communication with the 8Y-XL via a serial port for programming
and fault isolation)
q The AutoPatch Configuration Software set (which includes copy of
the configuration file) shipped with the system
q The full set of user documentation shipped with the system
*These control devices are not covered in this document.
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Meet the Manual
Meet the Manual
Welcome
This manual contains 10 chapters and 3 appendices. The information in
this manual progresses from unpacking the 8Y-XL in Chapter 1 to BCS
(Basic Control Structure) commands in Appendix C. Use the following
chapter descriptions to guide you through the manual.
Title
Description
Chapter 1
Unpacking the 8Y-XL
ä Items included in shipping and unpacking tips
ä Description of the enclosure’s physical features
Chapter 2
Placing the Enclosure(s)
ä List of tools needed for installation
ä Steps for placing the enclosure(s)
Chapter 3
Linking Enclosures
ä Information on linking enclosures
Chapter 4
Attaching Inputs and Outputs
Chapter 5
Attaching an External Controller
Chapter 6
Applying Power and
the Startup Sequence
ä Directions for attaching input and output cables
ä Directions for paralleling inputs
ä Directions for attaching an external control
device to an enclosure
ä Directions for applying power
ä Startup sequence from the CP-10 Control Panel
ä Startup sequence from a serial control device
Chapter 7
Executing a Test Switch
ä Directions for executing a test switch from the
CP-10 Control Panel
ä Directions for executing and disconnecting a
test switch using BCS commands
Chapter 8
Managing Configuration Files
ä Conceptual overview and screen description of
XNConnect
ä Directions for installing and launching
XNConnect
ä Directions for opening and downloading
configuration files
ä Directions for modifying configuration files
Chapter 9
Adjusting Gain
Chapter 10
Adding Hardware
ä Directions for adjusting gain
ä Directions for adding boards and enclosures to
expand system switching capabilities
Appendix A
AutoPatch Service and
Returns Policy
ä Details regarding AutoPatch Service and
Returns policies
Appendix B
Product Specifications
ä Technical specifications and performance
information
Appendix C
BCS (Basic Control Structure)
Commands
Glossary
Index
ä BCS characters, functions, and descriptions in
chart format
ä Definitions of terms as they are used in this
manual
ä Index of subjects by features and tasks
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Welcome
Welcome
Terms to Know
Before jumping into the technical details of this manual, you should be
familiar with the following terms:
Basic Control Structure (BCS)
BCS is a set of alphanumeric characters that combine to form command
lines. Use BCS to control a system from any serial device that allows you
to enter characters, such as a PC (personal computer).
Configuration File
A configuration file is a text file containing system configuration
information referenced by each enclosure’s CPU during any type of
switch operation. If a system has multiple enclosures linked together,
configuration information uploaded to any 8Y-XL enclosure is
automatically shared with the rest of the linked enclosures in the system.
CP-10 Control Panel
The CP-10 Control Panel is attached to each enclosure and is designed
for system control of the 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix.
ESD
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) refers to electrical charges (such as static
electricity) that can damage sensitive components inside an enclosure.
The graphic to the left of this definition precedes every procedure where
ESD damage could occur if you are not properly grounded and not
handling components correctly (see the Caution page inside the front
cover of this guide for more details about ESD).
Input and Output Connectors
Input and output connectors are on the rear of an enclosure. Input and
output signal cables attach to the input and output connectors. Standard
8Y-XL audio and data connectors are 3-position terminal block; video
and sync connectors are BNC.
Level
A level is a set of input and output signals that are grouped and,
therefore, switch together. In a configuration file, a level is referred to as
a “virtual matrix.”
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Signal
Welcome
A signal can be analog audio, analog video, serial digital, sync
information, or other types. A signal (also called an input or output
signal) comprises of a set of connectors whose signals switch together,
such as an “RGB” signal. To route a specific input (source) signal to a
specific output (destination) device, the input and output signals must be
of the same signal type and share the same level designation.
Switch
A switch is an active connection between an input (source) signal and
one or more output (destination) devices.
XNConnect
XNConnect is graphical software program that displays your most recent
configuration and allows easy addition of local presets and modification
of other configuration information (see the XNConnect Help file for
assistance).
XNNet
XNNet is an internal communication protocol that requires software
driver support for Ethernet and Neuron® interfaces.
Technical Support
AutoPatch provides technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(except for U.S. holidays). Before calling with a question, please consult
the 8Y-XL documentation. If these manuals cannot fully answer your
question, have your serial number (located on the plate between the
input and output connectors on the rear of the enclosure) ready and call
your authorized AutoPatch dealer or call AutoPatch AutoAssist at: (toll
free for U.S. and Canada) 800-622-0246 or (international) 509-235-2636.
You can also reach us through our web site: www.autopatch.com, or
e-mail our AutoPatch Technical Support Specialists at:
[email protected]
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Unpacking
Unpacking the 8Y-XL
The 8Y-XL is shipped with one enclosure in each shipping box. Each
box contains one of each of the following items (invoices are sent
separately):
q Power cords (one per enclosure)
q Enclosure
The shipping boxes are marked as “Box #_of_,” where the first blank is
the box number and the second blank is the total number of boxes in the
shipment. Box #1 contains several additional items:
q Packing list
q Installation and Setup Guide
q User’s Operation Manual
q Quick Reference Guide (inside binder)
q AutoPatch 8Y-XL Connector and Groupings Guide
q AutoPatch Configuration Software set
q Link cable (included with multi-enclosure systems)
q Other enclosure products
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Unpacking Tips
q Before fully unpacking the enclosure(s), examine the shipping
box(es) for any signs of damage. If a box is partially crushed or any
sides have been broken open, notify the shipping agency
immediately and contact your AutoPatch Salesperson or
Representative.
Unpacking
q Once unpacking is complete, closely check the physical condition of
the enclosure(s).
q Collect all documentation and envelopes.
Note: AutoPatch is not responsible for damage caused by insufficient
packing during return shipment to the factory. Upon request, AutoPatch
will supply new shipping boxes at cost.
1.1 Front of the Enclosure
Enclosures are the structural basis of an 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix.
Since AutoPatch matrix switchers are custom-built for each installation,
factors such as control method, signal type, and potential switches affect
the appearance and weight of each enclosure.
An enclosure can have a blank front panel or a CP-10 Control Panel (a
front panel that is produced by AutoPatch and has an LCD screen and
keys for entering commands). Although a CP-10 Control Panel is
optional, we recommend one on at least one enclosure in the system for
system verification, redundant control, and troubleshooting. The CP-10
Control Panel can be attached or removed as needed.
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Front of the Enclosure
CP-10 Control Panel
LCD Screen
power
TAKE
CANCEL
STATUS
Arrow Keys
LEVEL
CHANGE
OUTPUT
SPECI AL PRESET PROGRAM
BACKLI GHT
UNDO
SPACE
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I NPUT
Front view of an 8Y-XL enclosure with a CP-10 Control Panel
A CP-10 Control Panel has 29 keys – 10 number keys for entering digits,
4 directional arrow keys, and 1 each of the following: Cancel, Take,
Status, Level, Change, Input, Output, Preset, Program, Backlight, Space,
Special, Undo, Comma, and Period (the last four are not implemented).
To use the CP-10 Control Panel, use the keys to choose commands and
values from the Command Screen.
To choose a command, push the key that corresponds with the one you
want to choose.
To select values for fields (such as Level, Source, Destination, and
Preset values), use the number keys.
Number Keys (0-9)
Use the number keys to enter digits when choosing front panel menu
items (instead of scrolling down the lists), entering input, output, and
local preset numbers, and entering digits for any other functions that may
require numbers.
Arrow Keys
Use the arrow keys to scroll left and right through long lists of outputs.
The arrow keys are required only when an arrow graphic is displayed on
the front panel’s LCD screen.
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Cancel Key
Use the Cancel key to abort a command that is incomplete. If you make a
mistake while entering a command, press the Cancel key to remove the
partially entered command from the screen and enter the correct
command. The Cancel key cannot undo a completed operation.
Take Key
Unpacking
The Take key is much like the Enter or Return key on a computer
keyboard. Pressing the Take key tells the system to execute the chosen or
entered command.
Status Key
Use the Status key to query the system for signal routing information and
switch verification.
Level Key
The Level key prepares the system to receive a level identification
number as the next entry.
Change Key
Use the Change key to switch signals. Press the Change key and the
Change menu appears, prompting you for information about the switch
you want to perform.
Input Key
The Input key prepares the system to receive an input identification
number as the next entry.
Output Key
The Output key prepares the system to receive an output identification
number as the next entry.
Preset Key
Use the Preset key to implement a local preset.
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Front of the Enclosure
Backlight Key
The Backlight key illuminates the LCD. The backlight remains
illuminated for approximately 20 seconds; however, you can turn it off
before the 20 seconds are up by pressing the key again.
Space Key
Use the Space key to insert a space between multiple outputs or multiple
local presets when entering a command; the output and local preset
Unpacking
prompts are the only prompts that accept multiple entries.
Special, Program, Undo, Comma (,), and Period (.) Keys
These keys are not implemented at this time.
Installation and Setup Guide
1-5
Unpacking the 8Y-XL
1.2 Rear of the Enclosure
All the enclosure’s connectors (input and output, XNNet, serial, Ethernet,
and power) are on the rear of the enclosure. Audio and video input and
output connectors, the CPU, expansion/control slots, the power supply,
(AC powered entry), and the serial number are all on the rear of the
enclosure.
Unpacking
The following segments briefly introduce the hardware on the rear of an
enclosure.
Power Supply
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Input and Output Connectors
Input and output connectors are the attachment points for devices that
connect to the system. The inputs (sources) are on the top of the
enclosure, to the right of the power supply, and the outputs (destinations)
are on the bottom of the enclosure, to the right of the CPU. A single
enclosure can handle a combination of analog audio, analog video,
digital video, and sync signals.
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Outputs
Rear of the Enclosure
CPU
The CPU is in one of the expansion/control slots to the left of the output
connectors and has connectors (ports) for attaching external control
devices. The CPU also has a system status light, a network use light
(Ethernet Status indicator), and ports for linking to other enclosures.
Expansion/Control Slots
Each enclosure provides three expansion/control slots. One contains the
and add new features to your system. One is located above the CPU and
one is below it.
Power Supply
The power supply is on the top left corner of the rear of the enclosure.
The power supply holds the power switch, power connector, and fuse
drawer. The power supply fan vent is to the right of the power supply
unit.
The 8Y-XL input voltage range is AC 100-240V single phase. The
power supply will accept all major, international, standard power sources
(see page B-1 for power supply specifications).
The fuse drawer is just above the power switch and contains two 2 AMP
Time Delay (5mm x 20mm) fuses.
Press the “0” side of the power switch to turn power off; press the “1”
side to turn it on.
We recommend surge protectors and/or an AC line conditioner.
Serial Number
The serial number for the system is located on the plate between the
input and output connectors.
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1-7
Unpacking
CPU board and two are for future boards that will increase functionality
Placing the Enclosure(s)
You can install 8Y-XL enclosures in a standard EIA 19 in. (48.26 cm)
rack. To hold enclosures in place, they are shipped with rack installation
ears already attached.
To make control panel operations easier, mount the enclosure with the
them.
Caution: Avoid placing high heat-producing equipment directly above
or below the enclosure(s). 8Y-XL enclosures are designed to adequately
dissipate the small amount of heat they produce under normal operating
conditions; however, this design is defeated when high heat-producing
equipment is placed directly above or below the enclosure(s).
Tools you will need to place enclosure(s):
q Screwdriver
q Screws that fit your rack [for mounting the enclosure(s)]
q Link cables (included with multi-enclosure systems, otherwise not
needed)
q Enclosure(s)
q Standard EIA 19 in. (48.26 cm) rack
q Surge protector(s) – highly recommended
Installation and Setup Guide
2-1
Placing
CP-10 Control Panel attached in the rack at eye level. The optimum
viewing angle for the LCD screen is 15°. Install a multi-enclosure system
with all the enclosures linked, so control information can travel between
Placing the Enclosure(s)
To install an enclosure in a rack:
1. Place the enclosure in the rack and attach front-mounting screws to
hold it firmly in place (repeat for each enclosure). You may find it
easiest to install the top enclosure first and move down from there.
power
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SPECI AL PRESET PROGRAM
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2. If you have a multi-enclosure system, link the enclosures. See
Chapter 3, "Linking Enclosures."
3. Following the 8Y-XL Connector and Groupings Guide, attach only
the first two input and output signals to the correct input and output
connectors on the rear of the correct enclosure. See Chapter 4,
"Attaching Inputs and Outputs."
4. Attach power to each enclosure and turn on the entire system. See
Chapter 6, "Applying Power and the Startup Sequence." WE
RECOMMEND SURGE PROTECTORS AND/OR AN AC LINE
CONDITIONER
5. Perform a test switch to ensure the system is working properly. See
Chapter 7, "Executing a Test Switch."
6. When the test switch works correctly, attach all the input and output
cables to the correct input and output connectors on the rear of each
enclosure. Refer to Chapter 4, "Attaching Inputs and Outputs" and
the "8Y-XL Connector and Groupings Guide."
If the test does not work correctly, see Chapter 7, “Executing a Test
Switch.”
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Linking Enclosures
An 8Y-XL enclosure can connect to other enclosures and any other
AutoPatch product with an XNNet compatible interface. You can link
enclosures to products using any of the ports on the CPU; however, serial
port linking requires a special configuration file. We recommend linking
enclosures via the Ethernet ports.
Link enclosures in a multi-enclosure system so that control information
can pass between them.
Link Port
Cable Type
Space between Enclosures (max)
Ethernet (these cables
are included with
multi-enclosure systems)
RG-58
492 ft. (150 m)
XNNet
16 gauge twisted pair
492 ft. (150 m)
Linking
In a multi-enclosure system with an external controller, the enclosure
connected to the control device receives all control information and
passes on relevant information to other enclosures via the links. An
8Y-XL can have a virtually unlimited number of linked enclosures.
When linking enclosures within a system, we recommend connecting
them with the Ethernet ports for consistent control speed.
Note: If any of the linked enclosures were not in your original system,
you need a new configuration file (call AutoAssist; see Technical
Support, page v).
You can link 8Y-XL enclosures using link cables and the connectors on
the CPU (see the linking diagrams on the following pages).
Installation and Setup Guide
3-1
Linking Enclosures
Note: Termination connectors are required on the open ends of all “T”
connectors when linking enclosures.
To link an 8Y-XL enclosure to a Modula enclosure using Ethernet
link connectors:
1. Fasten “T” connectors to the Ethernet ports on both enclosures.
2. Fasten the connectors on the ends of the Ethernet link cable onto the
“T” connectors. Add termination connectors as shown in the graphic
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To link an 8Y-XL enclosure to a Modula enclosure using the XNNet
Communication link connectors:
1. Insert the wires on one end of the link cable into the XNNet terminal
block on the first enclosure as shown in the graphic below.
2. Insert the wires on the other end of the link cable into the XNNet
terminal block on the second enclosure in the same way as in step
one.
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3-3
Attaching Inputs and
Outputs
Inputs and outputs attach to the input and output connectors on the rear
of each enclosure. Inputs attach to the connectors on the upper part of the
enclosure, and outputs attach to the connectors on the lower part of the
enclosure. The input and output connectors are numbered separately. The
numbering starts at the top left and goes across two connectors. This
pattern repeats downward to the bottom of the section and then continues
from the top on the remaining two sets of connectors on the right.
Connectors on an 8Y-XL enclosure could include:
Signal Type
Connector Type
Analog audio
(balanced or unbalanced)
Pluggable 3 position terminal block
BNC
Analog video
BNC
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BNC
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Inputs and Outputs
Digital audio
4-1
Attaching Inputs and Outputs
4.1 Attaching Input and Output Cables
When attaching input and output signal cables, refer to the sheet labeled
"AutoPatch 8Y-XL Connector and Groupings Guide" that was included
in the shipping box(es). The sheet shows you where to attach each signal
cable on the rear of each enclosure. Follow the sheet exactly; the system
was programmed at the factory to operate only as indicated on the sheet.
Note: Before connecting all signal cables, attach only the first two
inputs and outputs from the "AutoPatch 8Y-XL Connector and
Groupings Guide," and then perform a test switch to verify that the
system is working properly. See Chapter 7 for details on performing a
test switch.
To attach video inputs and outputs, slide the video cable onto the input
or output connector (see graphic below).
Make sure video signals are attached to video connectors and sync
Inputs and Outputs
signals are attached to sync connectors. The connectors look identical,
but the “Connector and Groupings Guide” identifies them.
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Attaching Input and Output Cables
To attach audio inputs and outputs, unscrew the clamps on the audio
connector, insert the proper wire, and re-tighten the clamps so they hold
the wire tightly and make proper connections. The graphic below shows
balanced audio connections, and the graphic on the next page shows
unbalanced audio connections.
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Note: For audio signals using twisted pair wire, connect the shield only
at one end to minimize low frequency noise.
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4-3
Inputs and Outputs
Balanced audio connections
Attaching Inputs and Outputs
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Paralleling Inputs
4.2 Paralleling Inputs
Caution: Make sure the matrix’s configuration file reflects any changes
made to the I/O connectors of an enclosure. To parallel inputs, the matrix
must be equipped with high impedance I/O boards.
Each enclosure in an 8Y-XL is its own switching environment, so the
inputs of one enclosure cannot be switched to the outputs of another.
However, by paralleling inputs between multiple enclosures, a signal can
be routed on all of the enclosures where it is attached. Paralleling inputs
expands the matrix’s signal routing possibilities up to 64x256.
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Installation and Setup Guide
4-5
Attaching Inputs and Outputs
To parallel inputs, split an input signal between two or more input
connectors on different enclosures.
To minimize signal degradation when splitting a video input signal,
make sure the matrix is equipped with high impedance I/O boards. With
the exception of one board, all of the boards among which the signal is
split must be high impedance. For example, in the system pictured on the
previous page, the I/O board in the top enclosure should be 75W
and the
board in the bottom enclosure should be high impedance. You can order
high impedance boards from AutoPatch.
Caution: Do not split an input signal between more than four connectors
Inputs and Outputs
without a line amplifier.
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Attaching an External
Controller
The 8Y-XL can be controlled with external controllers using two types
of communication protocols:
ä Serial, BCS (Basic Control Structure) – serial ports
ä XNNet* – all ports (including serial)
Control systems and panels (such as SBCs* and remote control panels*)
usually connect to the XNNet connector. Third party controllers and PCs
usually connect to the serial connector. We recommend using the
Ethernet connector for linking enclosures.
*These controllers are not covered in this document.
External Control
Installation and Setup Guide
5-1
Attaching an External Controller
A serial controller is any device that can send and receive ASCII code
via RS232 or RS422. You can connect a serial controller to either of the
two serial connectors on an enclosure’s CPU board. Connect serial
controllers with either standard RS232or RS422 connections (refer to the
following graphics for RS232 and RS422 cable connector pin mappings).
AutoPatch: DB9
PC: DB9
RS232 pin diagram
RXD
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TXD #3.....................................RXD #2
RTS #7.....................................CTS #8
CTS #8.....................................RTS #7
DSR #6......DTR #4
The pin diagram above allows for hardware flow control. If this type of
control is not needed, connect pin #7 to pin #8 on the PC’s connector.
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PC: DB9
AutoPatch: DB9
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GND
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When controlling the system with a PC, use serial communication
software and make sure the BAUD rate is set correctly for the system.
Available BAUD rates for 8Y-XL systems are 9600, 19200, 38400 and
57600; the default is 9600.
Recommended settings (also default settings) for serial communication
with an 8Y-XL are:
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NONE
Note: Make sure the settings on both the PC serial communication
software and the CP-10 Control Panel correspond to each other.
External Control
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5-3
Power & Startup
Applying Power and the
Startup Sequence
Your 8Y-XL ships with power cords that are compatible with your
country’s power sources. Always use an earth-grounded power
cord/system with this matrix switcher.
The system’s universal power supplies will accept all major,
international, standard power sources (see page B-1 for power supply
specifications).
WE RECOMMEND ATTACHING ALL POWER CORDS TO A
SINGLE SURGE PROTECTOR AND/OR AN AC LINE
CONDITIONER.
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6-1
Power & Startup
Applying Power and the Startup Sequence
6.1 Applying Power
To apply power:
1. Plug each enclosure into a power source.
WE RECOMMEND SURGE PROTECTORS AND/OR AN AC
LINE CONDITIONER.
2. Press the “1” side of the power switch to turn it on.
6.2 Startup from the
CP-10 Control Panel
After applying power and turning on the enclosure(s), the CP-10 Control
Panel displays the Command screen. The system is ready for a test
switch (see Chapter 7, "Executing a Test Switch").
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Startup from a Control Device
After applying power and turning on the enclosure(s), the splash screen
displays startup diagnostic information, followed by “Ready.” If you
need details regarding items on the screen or if errors are reported, call
AutoAssist (see Technical Support, page v). A sample splash screen for
an 8Y-XL is shown below. The system is ready for a test switch (see
Chapter 7, "Executing a Test Switch").
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VRAM settings: warm reboot.
User preferences reset to last valid state.
Assuming 48x16 I/O configuration.
48x16 Video UWB switch board detected at 0x80800000
IO slots:VI:VI:VI:VI:VI:VI:VI:VI:VI:VI:VI:VI:VO:VO:VO:VO
Interface 1: BCS mode RS232 port, 9600 (8/1/N)
Interface 2: BCS mode RS232 port, 9600 (8/1/N)
Interface 3: 10Base2 BNC Ethernet
Interface 4: Neuron bridge version 1.0.2
Virtual matrix status: valid.
Virtual matrix count: 1
--------------------------------------'default'(0), 48x16x1,
--------------------------------------Ready
Startup information in HyperTerminal
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Power & Startup
6.3 Startup from a Control Device
Execute a test switch to verify the system is working properly before
attaching all inputs and outputs. Aside from having signal cables
attached, the system is ready to perform switches when it ships from the
factory.
You can execute a test switch from the following:
ä CP-10 Control Panel
ä An external serial controller (computer, AMX, Crestron, etc.)
via BCS (Basic Control Structure) commands
Note: Before executing a test switch, attach only the first two inputs and
outputs described in the AutoPatch “8Y-XL Connector and Groupings
Guide” that came with your system.
The CP-10 test switch example (see page 7-2) routes input 2 to output 1
on Level 0 (your system may have been programmed with a different
level). The BCS Command test switch (see page 7-4) routes input 1 to
output 2 on Level 0. Before executing these switches, make sure the first
two inputs and outputs are connected exactly as shown on the AutoPatch
“8Y-XL Connector and Groupings Guide.”
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Test Switch
Executing a Test Switch
Executing a Test Switch
7.1 Executing a Test Switch Using
the CP-10 Control Panel
The following test switch routes Input 2 to Output 1 on Level 0. Before
executing these switches, make sure the first two inputs and outputs are
connected exactly as shown on the AutoPatch “8Y-XL Connector and
Test Switch
Groupings Guide.”
To execute a test switch using the CP-10 Control Panel:
1. At the Command screen, press the Change key.
The Change screen appears.
2. Press the Level key and enter “0” (your system may have been
programmed with a different level).
3. Press the Input key and enter “2.”
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4. Press the Output key and enter “1.”
Test Switch
5. Press Take key.
The signal is routed and the Command screen appears.
If the switch did not execute properly:
q Check all power switches to make sure the source and destination
devices are turned on.
q Check all link and signal connections on the rear of the enclosure(s)
to make sure everything is physically set up correctly.
q Attempt the switch again.
If the switch still does not work, call AutoAssist (see Technical Support,
page v).
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Executing a Test Switch
7.2 Executing a Test Switch Using BCS
Commands
The following test switch routes Input 1 to Output 2 on Level 0. Before
executing these switches, make sure the first two inputs and outputs are
connected exactly as shown in the AutoPatch “Modula Connector and
Test Switch
Groupings Guide.”
To execute a test switch, enter the following BCS command line into a
serial terminal program attached to the matrix:
CL0I1O2T
For a complete list of BCS commands, see Appendix C in the back of
this guide.
If the switch did not execute properly:
q Check all power switches to make sure the source and destination
devices are turned on.
q Check all link and signal connections on the rear of the enclosure(s)
to make sure everything is physically set up properly.
q Attempt the switch again.
If the switch still does not work, call AutoAssist (see Technical Support,
page v).
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matrix switcher before shipment. Each enclosure’s CPU references this
information during any type of switching operation. Unless you need to
modify your system, you will not need to use any of the software set that
is included in shipping. A copy of the configuration file is in the
\MyXCL folder on the AutoPatch Configuration Software Disk 1 inside
the cover of the User’s Operation Manual.
Installing the AutoPatch Configuration Software set uploads XNConnect,
a graphical software program that can be used to modify and download
configuration information.
If you lose any of your AutoPatch software, contact AutoAssist (see
Technical Support, page v) to replace it. Make sure that you have your
system’s serial number ready when you call.
To modify a configuration file using XNConnect, you need information
about the following topics, which are covered in this chapter:
ä Conceptual overview
ä Installing and launching
ä Panes, views, and dialog boxes
ä Opening and downloading a configuration file
ä Modifying a configuration file
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A configuration file is a text file that contains system configuration
information that has been previously downloaded to the CPU in your
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8.1 Conceptual Overview
The physical component(s) of a system can be a standalone matrix
switcher or multiple matrix switchers with or without additional
controllers. Opening a copy of the system’s configuration (.xcl) file
directly to XNConnect Configuration software allows you to use
XNConnect’s four basic functions:
ä XNConnect graphically displays the content of the AutoPatch
configuration file. This information is represented in two main
views, the “Hardware” view and the “Virtual Matrices” view.
ä The representations can be modified to reflect desired physical
changes to the system.
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ä When replacement or new components are added to the system, their
configurable properties can be set to the desired values.
ä The new configuration information can then be downloaded to the
system’s CPU(s).
8.2 Installing and Launching
XNConnect is a graphical software program that displays your most
recent configuration and allows easy addition of local presets and
modification of other configuration information (see the XNConnect Help
file for assistance). XNConnect can also download the modified file to
the system.
Note: Use this software only if you need to change the configuration
information from the original specification.
To install XNConnect:
1. Close all other applications currently running on your PC.
2. Insert the AutoPatch Configuration Software Disk 1 into your floppy
drive.
3. From the Start menu in Windows, select Run.
4. Type in A:\setup.exe (or the letter for whichever floppy drive you are
using) and click OK.
5. Follow the directions in the subsequent dialogs in the install
program.
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6. Review the Readme.txt file found on either Disk 1 or after
installation in the default install location C:\AutoPtch\Connect\.
To launch XNConnect:
1. From the Start menu, select Programs.
2. Select AutoPatch Applications (or any other file group you selected
during the install).
3. Select the Connect file group.
4. Select the Connect program.
The XNConnect program opens.
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8.3 Panes, Views, and Dialog Boxes
XNConnect displays two panes. The graphics are located in the left pane
and the properties of the currently selected graphic are in the right pane.
At the top of the left pane, you can access the different graphical
representation views from two tabs: Hardware and Virtual Matrices.
Hardware, such as enclosures and control panels, appear in the Hardware
view and existing virtual matrices appear in the Virtual Matrices view.
As you switch from view to view, the properties displayed in the right
pane automatically change to correspond to the new graphics.
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A variety of dialog boxes for modifying your system’s configuration file
are accessed through the main menu. The menu commands include
topics such as Modifying Serial Port Settings, Set Password Combo,
Managing Boards, Managing Virtual Matrices, and Managing Presets.
Note: If you have questions regarding a dialog box you have open,
XNConnect provides a context-sensitive Help file that can be accessed by
pressing the F1 key.
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8.4 Opening and Downloading
a Configuration File
Start the process of modifying your configuration file by opening it in
XNConnect. After modifications to the file are completed, XNConnect
can then download the new configuration information to your system.
To open a configuration file in XNConnect:
1. From the Getting Started dialog box, click Open Configuration File.
2. Using the standard File Open dialog box, locate and open the XCL
(*.xcl) Input file for your system.
3. Using the Save As option, make a duplicate copy of your file with a
new name.
(Make a new duplicate copy every time you modify the file.)
4. Enter the desired modifications (see section 8.5) to the file copy.
To download the modified configuration file from XNConnect to
your system, from the Network menu, select Download Configuration.
Note: Depending on the modification, downloading the new
configuration information to your system may or may not be done while
the matrix switcher is operating.
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8.5 Modifying Configuration Files
Modifying a configuration file with XNConnect involves entering
information in one or a series (depending on the modification) of dialog
boxes. A brief look at the Help file Contents provides an overview of the
modifications possible with XNConnect.
Note: If you have questions regarding a dialog box you have open,
XNConnect provides a context-sensitive Help file that can be accessed by
pressing the F1 key.
When modifying a configuration file, it is helpful to keep in mind the
following definition of a virtual matrix. A virtual matrix is a set of virtual
into a single channel to permit the simultaneous switching of them as an
aggregate signal (RGBHV). Each component signal must have all
sources and destinations within the same physical matrix. The resulting
single channel constitutes a source or destination number on the Local
Control Panel.
The remainder of this section focuses on two of the most common uses
for XNConnect, configuring local presets and modifying groupings (see
the XNConnect Help file for assistance with other configuration related
tasks).
Configuring Local Presets
The process for configuring local presets takes you through three dialog
boxes. Start with the Manage Local Presets dialog box to access other
dialog boxes that allow you to name a new preset, modify presets, and
delete presets.
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source (input) channels and destination (output) channels in which the
channels’ component signals (such as R, G, B, H, and V) are grouped
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The Name New Preset dialog box allows you to start the process of
creating a preset by giving it a name.
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To name a new preset (in preparation for specifying preset
information):
1. In the Virtual Matrices view, select the targeted virtual matrix, and
from the Edit menu, select Manage Local Presets.
2. Click the Name New button.
The Name New Preset dialog box appears.
3. Enter a name (limited to eight characters) for the new preset.
(This step is required in order to create a new preset.)
4. Enter a description. (This step is optional.)
5. Click OK to add the newly named preset to the Existing Presets list
in the Manage Local Presets dialog box.
6. Proceed to the next set of steps for modifying a preset in order to
specify information for the newly named preset.
The Modify Preset button opens the Modify Preset dialog box where you
can enter specific information for the new preset.
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To modify presets:
1. In the Manage Local Presets dialog box, click the Modify Preset
button.
The Modify Preset dialog box opens.
2. Select any of the following field or button options.
3. When done, click OK to return to the Manage Local Presets dialog
box.
ä Name (modify preset name) by typing a new name (eight character
limit) in the Name edit field that is not an existing preset name.
ä Assign Switch by selecting one available source channel and one or
more available destination channels (multiple select by holding
The assignment will appear in the Assignment column of the
Destination Channels list.
ä Clear Source by selecting a source channel that you want to clear.
Click the Clear Source button.
All instances of the selected source will be cleared from the
Assignment column of the Destination Channels list.
ä Clear Destination by selecting a destination channel(s) (multiple
select by holding down the control key) that you want to clear.
Click the Clear Destination button.
The Source Channel(s) assigned to the destination(s) will be cleared
from the Assignment column in the Destination Channels list.
ä Disconnect by selecting either a source channel or one or more
destination channels to be disconnected.
Click the Disconnect button.
Current source and destination disconnects are displayed in the
Disconnected Channels list on their respective sides of the Modify
Preset dialog box.
Caution: Disconnecting an input affects all outputs that the input is
connected to whether they are part of this preset or not.
Note: During a source disconnect, all previous assignments for that
source are cleared from the Assignment column of the Destination
Channels list.
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down the control key).
Click the Assign Switch button.
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ä Reconnect either a source or destination channel that has been
disconnected by selecting it.
Click the Reconnect button.
The channel is now available again for assignments.
Note: Reconnecting does not re-establish previous presets.
To delete an existing preset:
1. In the Virtual Matrices view, go to the Edit menu and select Manage
Local Presets.
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2. Select the preset from the Existing Preset list that you want to delete.
3. Click the Delete Preset button. A message appears asking if you are
sure you want to delete the preset.
4. Click OK to delete the preset and return to the Manage Local Presets
dialog box.
Note: Presets are not implemented until the modified configuration file
is downloaded (see Section 8.4) to the system.
Modifying Groupings
The process for modifying groupings takes you through two dialog boxes
that allow you to assign connectors individually to a single channel’s
signals or to a group of channels by pattern.
Manage Virtual Matrix Groupings
Use the Manage Virtual Matrix dialog box as a central point from which
to assign signals to connectors, thereby creating virtual source and
destination channels (sets of signals that will switch together because
they have been grouped together). Even though you must click the
Accept Groupings button to accept the new groupings, they are not
implemented until the modified configuration file is downloaded (see
Section 8.4) to the system.
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To specify connector groupings from the Virtual Matrix view:
1. From the Edit menu, choose Manage Virtual Matrix Groupings.
The Manage Virtual Matrix Groupings dialog box appears.
2. Click the Group by Pattern button to assign sequential or spanning
groupings of signals for connectors (see page 8-10).
Or
Click the Assign Individually button to assign signals to connectors
one at a time (see page 8-11).
After entering information in the newly opened window and clicking
OK, the Manage Virtual Matrix Groupings dialog box will reappear
with the results displayed in the read-only box at the bottom (see
graphic above). The tabs allow viewing of each channel of grouped
signals for both sources and destinations.
3. Repeat as needed, using either method to assign additional
groupings.
Note: At any time, click the Accept Groupings button (at the bottom of
the box) to save the groupings to the virtual matrix or click the Cancel
button to start over. Remember, however, that the new groupings are not
implemented until the modified configuration file is downloaded (see
Section 8.4) to the system.
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Group Connectors by Pattern
The Group Connectors by Pattern dialog box allows you to group signals
with connectors in either a spanning or sequential pattern, thereby
creating a large number of virtual source and destination channels
simultaneously. Choose the spanning pattern to create groupings with
blocks of similar signal types; for example, plug all the red in RGB into
adjacent connectors on the matrix. Choose the sequential pattern to
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define groupings where each aggregate signal is plugged in next to each
other in the matrix.
Note: This dialog box can only be accessed from the Manage Virtual
Matrix Groupings dialog box; select it from the Edit menu after selecting
the target virtual matrix.
To specify details about the pattern:
1. Choose the pattern type by clicking either the Spanning or Sequential
button.
2. Choose the channel type by clicking either the Sources Only or
Destinations Only button.
The destinations can mirror the sources by clicking the Mirror
Directions check box.
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3. In the Starting Channel box, choose the starting channel number that
you want if it is different from the next available channel that is
already displayed.
4. Enter the number of channels you want to create in the Number of
Channels to Create box.
You are now ready to group signals to create virtual channels.
To create signal groupings:
5. From the Available Signals list box, choose a signal.
6. From the Enclosure list box in the middle of the dialog box, choose
the enclosure in which you want the selected signal routed.
8. From the Available Connectors list box, choose the starting
connector. Click the Assign Signal button.
The added signal appears in the Signals with Connector Groupings
box.
To remove a signal, highlight it, and then click the Remove
Signal/Connector button.
9. Continue assigning connectors until all the signals show up in the
Signals with Connector Groupings box.
10. Click OK to enter the signal groupings and return to the
Manage Virtual Matrix Groupings dialog box.
Note: You must click the Accept Assignments button at the bottom of
the Manage Virtual Matrix Groupings dialog box in order for your
signals to be grouped into virtual channels. Remember, however, that the
new groupings are not implemented until the modified configuration file
is downloaded (see Section 8.4) to the system.
Assign Connectors Individually
The Assign Connectors Individually dialog box is used to modify the
connector assignments in a virtual matrix. Each channel of a virtual
matrix has a specific number of signals, and each signal has a
corresponding connector assignment. For each signal in a specific
channel, you may add or remove a connector assignment.
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7. From the Matrix list box, select the physical matrix in the enclosure
on which this signal will be switched.
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To access the Assign Connectors Individually dialog box:
1. In the Virtual Matrix View, right click the virtual matrix for which
you want to make connector assignments.
2. Select Manage Connector Groupings.
The Manage Virtual Matrix Groupings dialog box appears.
3. From the Select a Method section of the dialog box, click the
Assign Individually button.
The Assign Connectors Individually dialog box appears.
To assign connectors individually:
4. From the Current Channel list, select the channel where you want to
make connector assignments. If no channels are available, click the
Create New Channel button.
5. From the Select Channel Type section of the dialog box, click either
Source (input channels) or Destination (output channels).
6. Highlight the signal you wish to add in the Available Signals list.
7. From the Enclosure list box in the middle of the dialog box, choose
the enclosure in which you want to create the groupings.
8. From the Matrix list box, select the physical matrix on which this
signal will be switched.
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9. From the Connector list, select the connector you want to assign a
signal to and click the Assign Connector button.
The signal and its connector appear in the Signals with Connector
Assignments list.
10. Continue to make assignments until all signals in all channels have
been given connector assignments. This ensures that the virtual
matrix will be valid.
11. Click OK to enter the connector assignments and return to the
Manage Virtual Matrix Groupings dialog box (connectors are
entered but not accepted; see the following Note).
connector assignments to be accepted. Remember, however, that the new
groupings are not implemented until the modified configuration file is
downloaded (see Section 8.4) to the system.
Any highlighted signal and connector can be removed by clicking the
Remove Connector button. The Clear All Sources button removes all
connector assignments for all channels of the currently selected channel
type (sources or destinations). This is useful for removing all connectors
and starting fresh with no assignments
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Note: You must click the Accept Assignments button at the bottom of
the Manage Virtual Matrix Groupings dialog box in order for your
Adjusting Gain
Gain is the ratio of a signal’s output level to input level and is usually
measured in decibels (dB). Adjust gain to equalize signal levels so you
have the same output level on all signals, no matter what their initial
input levels are.
Gain control on audio and video output signals is standard in the 8Y-XL.
However, you can also order audio and video input boards with gain
control.
At the factory, inputs and outputs are set to unity gain (overall gain of 1
dB). An extender board that makes the gain adjustment pots accessible
and a gain adjustment tool are shipped with the 8Y-XL in the master
When adjusting gain, you will work with switching boards, daughter
boards, and an extender board. The switching board links the daughter
board to the main components of the matrix, and the daughter board
holds signal connectors and gain adjustment pots. The main function of
the extender board is linking the daughter board to the switching board
while you adjust gain. During normal operation the daughter board is
attached to the switching board and the extender board is in storage.
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Each signal’s gain adjustment pot is directly behind the signal’s
connector on the daughter board and is labeled TR#.
The extender board fits both input and output board sets; however, input
and output board sets fit together conversely so you must flip the
extender board to fit each set. To adjust gain on an output board, attach
the extender board’s male connector to the switching board; for an input
board set, attach the female connector to the switching board (see graphic
below).
Immediately after adjusting signal gain, remove the extender board. Do
not continue normal operation of the 8Y-XL with the extender board in
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Warning: To avoid ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to sensitive
components, make sure you are properly grounded (see the Caution page
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To adjust the gain:
1. Turn the enclosure off.
2. Remove the I/O daughter board from the enclosure.
3. Attach the extender board between the switching board and the
daughter board.
4. Reapply power. The 8Y-XL should be in proper working order.
5. While monitoring the input or output signal(s), adjust the signal gain
as necessary by placing the tip of the gain adjustment tool in the gain
adjustment pot (TR#) and turning the tool clockwise or
counterclockwise (see graphic below).
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6. Remove the extender board alone by pushing down on the daughter
board side of the extender board arm while pulling the board out (see
graphic below).
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Note: Only use the extender board while adjusting the gain. Do not
continue using the extender board during normal operation.
7. Return the enclosure to its original state.
If you need to remove the switching board, remove the extender board
and the switching board together by pulling up on the daughter board
side of the extender board arm while pulling the boards out (see graphic
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Adding Hardware
You can add input and output boards, vertical interval timing (sync)
boards, and enclosures to expand your system’s capabilities. Input and
output boards increase an enclosure’s possible signal routings. A vertical
interval sync board synchronizes video signal switches with the output
device’s refresh rate. Adding enclosures increases the entire system’s
switching capabilities.
When you add hardware to an 8Y-XL, you must update the system’s
configuration information by downloading a new configuration file. A
new configuration file, link cables, and other system products are
provided with the new hardware.
This chapter covers:
ä Adding Boards
ä Adding Enclosures
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10.1 Adding Boards
Input and Output Boards
The number of input and output signals in an enclosure determines the
number of input and output boards. In an enclosure, signals are sent and
received through input or output connectors. Each board has eight
connectors.
To add an input or output board:
Warning: To avoid ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to sensitive
components, make sure you are properly grounded (see the Caution page
inside front cover) before handling any internal 8Y-XL materials.
1. Turn off the enclosure.
2. Remove the plate that covers the empty expansion/control slot.
Make sure you are working with the correct slot. If you put the board
in the wrong slot, signal routing is affected. The board’s location
must match the system’s configuration information (uploaded from
the configuration file). A new configuration file is sent with new
boards.
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4. Line up the board assembly (switching board and daughter board)
with the board guides that are on the left and right of the board slot
(see graphic on the previous page). Carefully push the assembly into
the enclosure until the switching board snaps into place.
5. Insert the screws into the holes on the connector assembly and
tighten the screws until they are snug.
6. Attach the signals to the appropriate connectors (see Chapter 4,
“Attaching Inputs and Outputs”).
7. Reapply power and turn on the enclosure.
Note: If you are adding an audio board and want to adjust the gain, see
Chapter 9, “Adjusting Gain.”
Vertical Interval Timing Board
A Vertical Interval Timing board (sync board) provides the 8Y-XL with
complete vertical interval synchronization switching capability. The sync
board can utilize a master sync signal by separating sync from an input
signal (such as a composite video input) or can be used with a blackburst
generator.
Each enclosure in an 8Y-XL can contain one sync board. You may want
a sync board in each enclosure that switches video signals. If the system
was originally ordered with sync boards, they are already installed in the
enclosures.
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To add a sync board:
Warning: To avoid ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to sensitive
components, make sure you are properly grounded (see the Caution page
inside front cover) before handling any internal 8Y-XL materials.
1. Make sure all enclosures receiving a sync board are turned off.
2. Remove the faceplate directly above the CPU.
3. Line up the sync board with the board guides on the left and right of
the top board slot. Make sure the connectors are on the upper side of
the board (see graphic below).
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5. Attach the new faceplate to the enclosure with screws.
6. Once you have added sync board(s), verify the system’s response by
reapplying power to all enclosures containing video in the system
and checking the splash screen.
Update the configuration file using XNConnect to enable the sync
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10.2 Adding Enclosures
You can expand the switching capabilities of an 8Y-XL by adding
enclosures. Whenever you add hardware to an 8Y-XL you must update
the system’s configuration information by uploading a new configuration
file. A new configuration file, link cables, and other system products are
provided with the new enclosure(s).
When attaching signals, follow the AutoPatch “8Y-XL Connector and
Groupings Guide” included with the new enclosure; all information
specific to the system is on or with that sheet.
To add an enclosure:
Warning: To avoid ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to sensitive
components, make sure you are properly grounded (see the Caution page
inside front cover) before handling any internal 8Y-XL materials.
1. Although it is not necessary to turn all the enclosures in the system
off, we suggest doing so unless current operations will be disturbed.
2. Link the new enclosure to the other enclosures. See Chapter 3,
“Linking Enclosures,” for more information about linking enclosures.
3. Following the new AutoPatch 8Y-XL Connector and Groupings
Guide, attach all inputs and outputs. See Chapter 4, “Attaching Inputs
and Outputs” for more information about attaching inputs and
outputs.
4. Turn on all the enclosures in the system. The 8Y-XL goes through its
startup sequence.
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A.1 Service
The AutoPatch 8Y-XL is to be serviced only by AutoPatch authorized
service agents.
Return Authorizations
Except for warranty claims, merchandise will not be accepted for return
or exchange after the first thirty (30) days following the invoice date.
Returned items must be shipped prepaid and insured in their original
packing containers (if possible). When returning merchandise, clearly
show the Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number on the outside
of each carton. Merchandise will not be accepted for any reason without
an RMA number.
Products and parts returned or exchanged for any reason other than
warranty purposes are subject to a restocking fee not greater than twenty
percent (20%) of the invoiced price, if returned in unused condition.
Claims for Shipping Damages
Unless otherwise specified, merchandise is normally shipped by Federal
Express Economy service; however, AutoPatch reserves the right to
select the final method and carrier for any shipment.
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A-1
Policies
Although we take special care to ensure the safe arrival of all orders,
shipping accidents and damage can occur. Shipments are transferred to
the appointed carrier in good condition, and AutoPatch’s liability for the
product ceases when the transfer to the carrier is complete. Therefore,
claims for damages and shortages must be filed with the transporting
company by the receiving company within fifteen (15) days of receipt.
AutoPatch Service and Returns Policy
Visible damage and shortages must be noted on the freight bill;
packaging and contents must be retained for inspection.
A.2 Replacement Policies and
Procedures
During the warranty period:
1. Describe the problem to an AutoPatch dealer, regional
representative, or the AutoPatch customer service department.
2. Upon verification of a problem that requires factory repairs, an
AutoPatch customer service representative will issue a Return
Materials Authorization (RMA) number, and we will, at no cost,
repair or replace the part(s) returned to the factory and return the
part(s) to the sending party. If conditions do not permit this
procedure, we will invoice new or reconditioned (at AutoPatch’s
option) replacement part(s) to the dealer and ship the part(s) to the
dealer or to the consumer if so directed by written order from the
dealer. Unless otherwise instructed in writing by an AutoPatch
customer service representative, part(s) replaced under this warranty
must be returned to the factory:
a) within thirty (30) days;
b) with shipping and insurance costs prepaid;
c) with the RMA number clearly indicated on the outside of each
container;
d) in the original shipping container(s), if possible;
e) with a written description of problem.
Policies
If the replaced part(s) are returned within thirty (30) days, we will
apply credit to the dealer’s account for the total value of part(s)
determined defective, plus return shipping costs. Any part(s)
received after thirty (30) days or otherwise not in compliance with
these requirements may be refused, and credit will not be issued.
3. Repaired or replaced part(s) will be warranted for the remainder of
the original system warranty period for the first thirty (30) days
following the invoice date, or we will extend the original warranty
period by the period of verifiable downtime, whichever provides the
greatest benefit.
A-2
Installation and Setup Guide
Special Notice
Following warranty expiration:
1. Call your AutoPatch dealer, area representative, or the AutoPatch
customer service department with a description of the problem.
2. Upon verification of a problem that requires factory repairs, an
AutoPatch customer service representative will issue a Return
Materials Authorization (RMA) number. We will, at nominal cost,
invoice the sending party, repair or replace the part(s) returned to the
factory and return those part(s) to the sending party. If conditions do
not permit this procedure, we will invoice and ship new or
reconditioned (at AutoPatch’s option) replacement part(s) to the
dealer or to the consumer if so directed by written order from the
dealer.
3. Post warranty repairs and replacements are warranted for the first
thirty (30) days following invoice date.
A.3 Special Notice
AutoPatch reserves the right to modify or discontinue designs,
specifications, warranties, and policies without notice. All data with
regard to model numbers series, specifications, and prices in our
literature have been thoroughly reviewed and edited. Although we cannot
assume responsibility for inadvertent omissions or errors, we sincerely
apologize if misunderstandings occur, and we appreciate your criticism,
corrections, and suggestions.
Policies
Installation and Setup Guide
A-3
Product Specs
Product Specifications
The following pages contain performance specifications for your
AutoPatch 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix. The AutoPatch web site
(www.autopatch.com) also has a full list of specifications for all
AutoPatch products.
B.1 General
AC Power
100 - 240 V single phase
Frequency
47 - 63 Hz
Humidity
0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions
13.5 in. (34.29 cm) depth
17.5 in. (44.5 cm) width without mounting ears
19.0 in. (48.26 cm) width with mounting ears
10.37 in. (26.34 cm) or 6 RU height
Weight
Approximately 17 lb. (7.73 kg)
Fuse
2 Amp time lag (5 x 20 mm)
Installation and Setup Guide
B-1
Product Specs
Product Specifications
B.2 Analog Audio
Standard Audio Boards
Throughput
Parameter
Frequency Response
Conditions
Value
(20 Hz to 20 kHz)
<ñ0.1 dB
(20 Hz to 20 kHz)
0.01 dB
(20 Hz to 100 kHz)
0.1 dB
THD + Noise
Vin=3.3 dBu to 13.2 dBu
f=20 Hz to 20 kHz
<.01%
Signal to Noise Ratio
(S/N)
Vin=13.2 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
-103 dB
Adjacent Crosstalk
f=1 kHz, Vin=± 24 V
<-95 dB
Power Supply
Rejection Ratio
Vs=± 15 V
-80 dB (Typ)
-60 dB (Min)
Gain Flatness
Input
Parameter
Level (maximum)
Conditions
Common Mode
Differential
Value
19.4 dBu 4
36.1 dBu
Impedance
18 kW
Type
Balanced or
Unbalanced
CMRR
VCM=± 10 V, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
-90 dB (Typ)
-70 dB (Min)
Gain Control Range
Vin=3Vp-p
-3 to +10 dB
Pluggable 3 Position
Connector Type
Screw Terminal
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (headroom)
± 28 dBu
Impedance
50 W
Type
Gain Control Range
Connector Type
B-2
Balanced or
Unbalanced
-3 to +10 dB
Pluggable 3 Position
Terminal Block
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Analog Video
Product Specs
B.3 Analog Video
Standard Video Boards
Throughput
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Bandwidth (1 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
12 MHz (1:ALL)
Bandwidth (3 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
30 MHz (1:ALL)
Differential Gain
f=3.58 MHz
0.1% or Better
Differential Phase
f=3.58 MHz
0.1°
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N)
Vin=+0.7 V
-73 dB
Crosstalk (adjacent
channel)
f=5 MHz
<-60 dB
Time Delay
Vin=± 0.5 V square wave
<20 ns
or Better
Input
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 5V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
or Hi-Z (22 kW )
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 5V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
Installation and Setup Guide
B-3
Product Specifications
Product Specs
Wideband Video Boards
Throughput
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Bandwidth (3 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
250 MHz (1:ALL)
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N)
Vin=0.7 V (100% IRE)
-70 dB
Crosstalk
(adjacent channel)
f=5 MHz
-60 dB
Time Delay
Vin=± 0.5 V square wave
<20 ns
Input
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
or Hi-Z (22 kW )
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
B-4
Installation and Setup Guide
Analog Video
Ultra-wideband Video Boards
Product Specs
Throughput
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Bandwidth (3 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
400 MHz (1:ALL)
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N)
Vin=0.7 V (100% IRE)
<-70 dB
Crosstalk
(adjacent channel)
f=5 MHz
<-60 dB
Time Delay
Vin=± 0.5 V square wave
<20 ns
Input
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
or Hi-Z (22 kW )
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
Installation and Setup Guide
B-5
BCS is a set of alphanumeric characters that allows a PC or other control
device to send commands to the system serially. When using a PC to
control the 8Y-XL, use serial software, such as Windows95
HyperTerminal, to establish communication. Command lines are not
case-sensitive.
The following table shows BCS command characters (keys), their
functions, and short descriptions of their functions.
Key
Function
Description
C
Change
L
Level
"0" - "9"
Number
Identifies inputs, outputs, presets, and levels; combine the
digits to form larger numbers
I
Input
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an input specification
O
Output
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an output specification
Note: O is the letter O, not the number zero (0)
" "
Space
Separates numbers in multiple number entries
T
Take
Executes a command
X
Exit
Exits, or cancels, the command being entered
S
Status
D
Disconnect
R
Global Preset
Initiates an execute global preset or execute local preset
command
Note: Global presets are not implemented at this time
P
Local Preset
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a local preset number
Initiates an execute switch command
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a level number
Initiates verification of the status of input and output
connections
Initiates a disconnect switch command
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C-1
BCS Commands
BCS (Basic Control
Structure) Commands
Glossary
A
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Exchange)
A code for representing alphanumeric information.
B
Backlight
The light that illuminates the LCD screen of the control panel on the
enclosure. Activate the backlight by pressing the Backlight key on the
control panel.
BAUD
The speed at which communications travel through the serial connector.
The 8Y-XL can send and receive communications at 9600, 19200,
38400, and 57600 BAUD.
BCS (Basic Control Structure)
A set of alphanumeric characters that combine to form command lines.
BCS command lines can be used to control a system from any serial
device that allows you to enter characters, such as a PC (personal
computer).
C
Command Line
A set of BCS command characters that constitute a command recognized
by the CPU.
Configuration File
A text file containing system configuration information referenced by
each enclosure’s CPU during any type of switch operation.
Installation and Setup Guide
Glossary
CP-10 Control Panel
An optional panel on the front of the enclosure with an LCD and keys for
entering commands. The CP-10 is designed for system control of the
8Y-XL Distribution Matrix.
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
Receives, interprets, and executes commands from the user through the
user interface (the CP-10 Control Panel or other control device).
D
Distribution Matrix
(see matrix switcher)
E
Enclosure
The metal chassis that holds input and output boards, a CPU board, and a
power supply. Each 8Y-XL enclosure can contain up to 8 input and 8
output boards, providing a total capacity of up to 64 input and 64 output
signal paths.
ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
Electrical charges (such as static electricity) that can damage sensitive
components inside an enclosure. ESD damage could occur if you are not
properly grounded and not handling components correctly (see the
Caution page inside the front cover of this manual for more details about
ESD).
Expansion/Control Slots
Empty slots on the rear of an enclosure that will increase functionality
and add new features to your system.
External Controller
Any device that can control the matrix switcher via the serial connector.
I
Input and Output Connectors
Attachment points on the rear of an 8Y-XL enclosure for devices that
connect to the system. Input and output signal cables attach to the input
and output connectors. Standard 8Y-XL audio and data connectors are
3 position terminal block; video and sync connectors are BNC.
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Input Board
A circuit board that receives video, audio, or data signals from outside
sources.
L
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
The screen on the CP-10 Control Panel for user interaction.
Level
A level is a set of input and output signals that are grouped and,
therefore, switch together. In a configuration file, a level is referred to as
a “virtual matrix.”
Local Preset
A pre-defined set of signal routings that can be executed at any time.
Presets are defined in the configuration file.
M
Matrix Switcher
The hardware and software necessary to switch signals. Matrix switchers
are also known as routing switchers or routing matrices.
O
Output Board
A circuit board that routes input signals to specified destinations.
Output Connectors
(see Input and Output Connectors)
P
Power Supply
Contains a power switch, a power connector, the fuse drawer, and the
main power supply fan vent.
S
SBC (Single Bus Controller)
Devices for controlling the input to a specified output device. For more
information see the SBC documentation.
Serial Connector
A 9-pin female connector on the rear of an enclosure used to connect
serial external control devices connect to the matrix switcher.
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Glossary
Serial Controller
An external controller that communicates with the matrix switcher via a
serial cable.
Signal
A set of connectors whose signals switch together. A signal may contain
audio, video, data, or sync information.
Single Bus Controller
(see SBC)
Switch
An active connection between an input signal and one or more output
devices.
V
Virtual Matrix
A set of virtual inputs and outputs (or source and destination channels) in
which aggregate signals (such as RGBHV) are grouped into a single
channel to permit simultaneous switching of the component signals
(R, G, B, H, and V). Virtual matrices are also referred to as levels.
X
XNConnect
A graphical software program that displays your most recent
configuration and allows easy addition of local presets and modification
of other configuration information (see the XNConnect Help file for
assistance).
XNNet
An internal communication protocol that requires software driver support
for Ethernet and Neuron® interfaces.
Installation and Setup Guide
Index
A
boards
AC line conditioner 1-7, 2-2, 6-1
capacity ii
AC power B-1
extender 9-2
high impedance 4-6
adding boards
see hardware, adding
see also inputs and outputs
buttons (keys)
adding enclosures
see hardware, adding
adjusting gain 9-1
illus. 9-3
applying power
see startup
arrow keys 1-3
audio
attaching 4-3
board specifications B-2
board, illus. 1-6
connectors iv
AutoAssist v
B
see CP-10 Control Panel
C
cable
attaching 3-2
link 2-1, 3-1, 10-5
serial ii
signal 4-2
Cancel key, CP-10 1-4
Caution
heat-producing equipment 2-1
paralleling inputs, configuration file
4-5
paralleling inputs, signal splitting 4-6
presets, disconnecting an input 8-7
Central Processing Unit
Backlight key, CP-10 1-5
Basic Control Structure
see BCS
BAUD rate settings 5-3
BCS (Basic Control Structure)
command characters (keys) C-1
definition iv
test switch 7-4
BNC barrel connector 4-5
Installation and Setup Guide
see CPU
Change key, CP-10 1-4
chapter descriptions iii
Comma (,) key, CP-10 1-5
Command screen 1-3
startup 6-2
test switch 7-2
see also CP-10 Control Panel
see also LCD screen
Index
enclosure (continued)
configuration file
dimensions B-1
definition iv
linking 3-1 to 3-3
location 8-1
rack installation 2-2
N
configuration file, X Connect
rear, illus. 1-6
configure local presets 8-5 to 8-8
download 8-4
graphical representation 8-2
weight B-1
ESD (electrostatic discharge)
Help file 8-5
definition iv
modify file 8-5 to 8-13
Warning, adding boards 10-2
modify groupings 8-8 to 8-13
Warning, adding enclosures 10-5
open 8-4
Warning, adding sync boards 10-4
Warning, adjusting gain 9-3
connectors
audio 4-3
Ethernet link connectors 3-2
BNC barrel 4-5
Ethernet ports 3-2
Ethernet 3-2, 5-1
executing test switch
external control devices 1-6, 5-2
see test switch
serial 1-6
termination 3-2
expansion/control slots
N
X Net 3-3
description 1-7
input/output boards, adding 10-2 to
10-3
control options ii
CP-10 Control Panel
vertical interval sync board, adding
10-3 to 10-4
definition iv
directions for using 1-3
executing a test switch 7-2 to 7-3
illus. 1-3
extender board 9-2
external controllers
keys 1-3
attaching 5-1
startup 6-2
BAUD rate settings 5-3
cable pinout, illus. 5-2
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
components 1-7
communication protocols 5-1
Ethernet ports, linking 3-2
F
illus. 1-6
frequency B-1
serial controllers, attaching 5-2
XNNet ports, linking 3-3
front of enclosure 1-2
fuse
D
location 1-7
dimensions, enclosure B-1
E
electrostatic discharge
see ESD
e-mail, technical support v
enclosure
connector capacity ii
control panel, CP-10, illus. 1-3
specifications B-1
G
gain, adjusting 9-1
extender board 9-2
illus. 9-3
groupings
see XNConnect, modify groupings
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H
LCD screen (continued)
illus. 1-3
hardware, adding
configuration files 10-1, 10-2, 10-4,
10-5
viewing angle 2-1
level
enclosures 10-5
definition iv
input and output boards 10-2
vertical interval sync board 10-3
Warning, adding boards, ESD 10-2
Warning, adding enclosures, ESD
see also virtual matrix
Level key, CP-10 1-4
linking, enclosures
10-5
Warning, adding sync boards, ESD
10-4
heat-producing equipment, Caution 2-1
via Ethernet, illus. 3-2
via XNNet, illus. 3-3
local presets
configuring with XNConnect 8-5 to
humidity B-1
HyperTerminal 6-3
I
8-8
M
manual overview iii
Input key, CP-10 1-4
multi-enclosure system 3-1
inputs
multi-enclosure systems
high impedance boards 4-6
paralleling inputs 4-5
paralleling, configuration file, Caution
4-5
N
paralleling, illus. 4-5
number keys, CP-10 1-3
paralleling, signal splitting, Caution
4-6
O
inputs and outputs
adding 10-2 to 10-3
attaching 10-1
Output key, CP-10 1-4
outputs
see inputs and outputs
audio, attaching, illus. 4-3
P
connector types iv
paralleling inputs 4-5 to 4-6
definition iv
disconnecting an input, Caution 8-7
signal splitting, Caution 4-6
illus. 1-6
performance specifications B-1
numbering 4-1
pinout, illus. 5-2
video, attaching, illus. 4-2
installation procedure 2-1 to 2-2
installer’s product notes ii
K
power
applying 6-1 to 6-2
cords 6-1
standard international power sources
6-1
keys
see CP-10 Control Panel
L
LCD screen
backlight key 1-5
Installation and Setup Guide
see also startup
power connector 1-7
power supply 1-7
power switch 1-7
Preset key, CP-10 1-4
Index
specifications (continued)
presets
N
audio B-2
see X Connect, configure local
presets
dimensions B-1
product specifications
frequency B-1
fuse B-1
see specifications
humidity B-1
Program key, CP-10 1-5
video, standard B-3
R
video, ultra-wideband B-5
video, wideband B-4
rear of enclosure, illus. 1-6
replacement policies and procedures A-2
weight B-1
startup
return authorizations A-1
applying power 6-2
returning equipment A-1
control device, illus. 6-3
RMA (Return Materials Authorization) A-1
CP-10 Control Panel 6-2
S
Status key, CP-10 1-4
serial cables ii
surge protectors 1-7, 2-1, 6-1
pinouts, illus. 5-2 to 5-3
switch
definition v
serial communication 5-2, C-1
serial connectors 1-7
illus. 1-6
see also test switch
sync boards, vertical interval
connectors 10-4
serial controller
attaching 5-2 to 5-3
BCS (Basic Control Structure)
commands 7-4
definition 5-2
definition 10-3
T
Take key, CP-10 1-4
technical support v
serial number 1-7
terms to know iv
serial ports
test switch
communication protocols 5-1
BCS (Basic Control Structure) 7-4
location, illus. 1-6
CP-10 Control Panel, illus. 7-2
executing 7-1 to 7-4
Service and Returns Policy A-1 to A-3
shipping boxes 1-1
tools for installation 2-1
shipping, damage claims A-1
twisted pair wire 3-1, 4-3
signal
U
cables, attaching 4-2
Undo key, CP-10 1-5
splitting 4-6
unpacking
types v
shipping boxes, contents 1-1
Space key, CP-10 1-5
tips 1-2
Special key, CP-10 1-5
V
Special Notice A-3
vertical interval sync
specifications
AC power B-1
attaching boards 10-4
definition 10-3
Installation and Setup Guide
XNNet (continued)
video
attaching boards, illus. 4-2
definition v
board specifications B-3 to B-5
enclosures, linking, illus. 3-1
virtual matrix
definition 8-5
modifying groupings 8-8 to 8-13
see also level
W
Warning
adding boards, ESD 10-2
adding enclosures, ESD 10-5
adding sync, ESD 10-4
adjusting gain, ESD 9-3
warranty repair and replacement
information A-1 to A-3
Special Notice A-3
web site v
weight, enclosure B-1
wire, twisted pair 3-1, 4-3
X
XNConnect
conceptual overview 8-2
configure local presets 8-5 to 8-8
definition v
download configuration file 8-4
functions 8-2
Help file 8-4
installation 8-2
launch 8-3
modify configuration file 8-5 to 8-13
modify groupings 8-8 to 8-13
open configuration file 8-4
panes and views 8-3
virtual matrix 8-5
N
X Connect, dialog boxes
Assign Connectors Individually 8-11
Group Connectors by Pattern 8-10
Manage Virtual Matrix Groupings 8-8
Modify Preset 8-6
Name New Preset 8-6
XNNet
connectors, location 1-6, 1-7
Installation and Setup Guide
external controllers, attaching 5-1
8Y-XL
User’s
Operation
Manual
Version B0 905464
CAUTION
To avoid ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to sensitive components, make
sure you are properly grounded before touching any internal materials.
When working with any equipment manufactured with electronic devices,
proper ESD grounding procedures must be followed to ensure people, products,
and tools are as free of static charges as possible. Grounding straps, conductive
smocks, and conductive work mats are specifically designed for this purpose.
Anyone performing field maintenance on AutoPatch equipment should utilize an
appropriate ESD field service kit complete with at least a dissipative work mat
with a ground cord and a UL listed adjustable wrist strap with another ground
cord. These items should not be manufactured locally, since they are generally
composed of highly resistive conductive materials to safely drain static charges,
without increasing an electrocution risk in the event of an accident. ESD
protective equipment can be obtained from 3M™, Desco®, Richmond
Technology®, Plastic Systems®, and other such vendors.
Operation Manual
Important Safety Information
and Instructions
When using and installing your AutoPatch product, adhere to the following basic safety
precautions. For more information about operating, installing, or servicing your
AutoPatch product see your product documentation.
ä Read and understand all instructions before using and installing AutoPatch products.
ä Use the correct voltage range for your AutoPatch product.
ä There are no user serviceable parts inside an AutoPatch product; service should only
be done by qualified personnel.
ä If you see smoke or smell a strange odor coming from your AutoPatch product, turn
it off immediately and call AutoAssist.
ä Turn off and unplug an enclosure before adding or removing boards, unless otherwise
specified in that product’s documentation.
ä To avoid shock or potential ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to equipment,
make sure you are properly grounded before touching components inside an
AutoPatch product.
ä For products with multiple power supplies in each unit, make sure all power supplies
are turned on simultaneously.
ä Use surge protectors and/or AC line conditioners when powering AutoPatch
products.
ä Only use a fuse(s) with the correct fuse rating in your enclosure.
ä Make sure the power outlet is close to the product and easily accessible.
ä Make sure the product is on or attached to a stable surface.
ä Turn off equipment before linking pieces together, unless otherwise specified in that
product’s documentation.
ä For safety and signal integrity, use a grounded external power source and a grounded
power connector.
Operation Manual
Information et directives
de sécurité importantes
Veuillez vous conformer aux directives de sécurité ci-dessous lorsque vous installez et
utilisez votre appareil AutoPatch. Pour de plus amples renseignements au sujet de
l’installation, du fonctionnement ou de la réparation de votre appareil AutoPatch, veuillez
consulter la documentation accompagnant l’appareil.
ä Lisez attentivement toutes les directives avant d’installer et d’utiliser les appareils
AutoPatch.
ä Le voltage doit être approprié à l’appareil AutoPatch.
ä Les appareils AutoPatch ne contiennent aucune pièce réparable par l’usager; la
réparation ne doit être effectuée que par du personnel qualifié.
ä Si de la fumée ou une odeur étrange se dégagent d’un appareil AutoPatch, fermez-le
immédiatement et appelez le Service de soutien technique (AutoAssist).
ä Fermez et débranchez le boîtier avant d’ajouter ou d’enlever des plaquettes, à moins
d’indication contraire fournie dans la documentation du appareil.
ä Pour éviter les chocs ou les dommages éventuels causés à l’équipement par une
décharge électrostatique, veillez à ce le dispositif oit bien relié à la terre avant de
toucher les composantes se trouvant à l’intérieur d’un appareil AutoPatch.
ä Veillez à ce que tous les blocs d’alimentation des appareils dotés de blocs
d’alimentation multiples dans chaque unité soient allumés simultanément.
ä Servez-vous de protecteurs de surtension ou de conditionneurs de lignes à courant
alternatif lorsque vous mettez les appareils AutoPatch sous tension.
ä Placez uniquement des fusibles de calibre exact dans les boîtiers.
ä Veillez à ce que la prise de courant soit proche de l’appareil et facile d’accès.
ä Veillez à ce que votre appareil AutoPatch soit installé sur une surface stable ou qu’il
y soit fermement maintenu.
ä Fermez toutes les composantes de l’équipement avant de relier des pièces, à moins
d’indication contraire fournie dans la documentation de l’appareil.
ä Par mesure de sécurité et pour la qualité des signaux, servez-vous d’une source
d’alimentation externe mise à la terre et d’un connect d’alimentation mis à la terre.
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Further, this publication and features described herein are subject to change without
notice. The United States Federal Communications Commission (in 47CFR 15.838) has
specified that the following notice be brought to the attention of the users of this product.
Federal Communication Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement:
“This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed and used
properly, that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturers instructions, may cause
interference to radio and television reception. It has been type-tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B computing device in accordance with the
specifications in Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC Rules, which are designed to provide
reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment causes interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
ä Reorient the receiving antenna
ä Relocate the matrix with respect to the receiver
ä Move the matrix away from the receiver
ä Plug the matrix into a different outlet so that computer and receiver are on different
branch circuits
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If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television
technician for additional suggestions. The user may find the booklet, How to Identify and
Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems, prepared by the Federal Communications
Commission to be helpful.”
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20402, Stock N. 004-000-00345-4.
Use shielded cables. To comply with FCC Class B requirement, all external
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AutoPatch, a division of XN Technologies, Inc., Cheney, Washington,
warrantees that the products manufactured by AutoPatch will be free of defects
in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product, subject to the
following terms and conditions.
Terms and Conditions
1.
AutoPatch products are under warranty for a period of five (5) years
following the original sales invoice date. The warranty period may be
extended to the life of the product provided the warranty card is filled out
and returned to AutoPatch. TO VALIDATE THE LIFETIME
WARRANTY: THE AutoPatch WARRANTY CARD MUST BE FILLED
OUT BY THE DEALER AND RECEIVED BY AutoPatch WITHIN
THIRTY (30) DAYS OF THE INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT BUT
NO LATER THAN ONE (1) YEAR FROM THE ORIGINAL SALES
INVOICE DATE. A warranty certificate will be returned to the dealer to
verify the warranty period.
2.
This Limited Lifetime warranty covers AutoPatch products shipped on or
after October 1, 1997. The Limited Lifetime warranty applies to products
in the original installation only. If the product is moved to a different
installation, the Limited Lifetime warranty will no longer apply and the
product warranty will revert to the original warranty which covers a period
of five (5) years following the original sales invoice date.
3.
The product lifetime is defined as the period of time from the original sales
invoice date to ten (10) years after AutoPatch ceases manufacturing the
product model.
4.
Warranty repairs are accomplished by returning the subassembly to
AutoPatch for repair. If conditions do not permit this procedure, AutoPatch
will invoice new or reconditioned (at AutoPatch’s option) replacement parts
and ship them to the dealer or to the customer if so directed by written order
from the dealer. In that case the replacement will be billed to the customer
and the customer may return the failed subassembly within 30 days for
credit. See “AutoPatch Returns Policy” in this manual for replacement
policies and procedures.
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5.
AutoPatch’s liability and Buyer’s remedies under this warranty shall
be limited solely to repair, replacement, or credit, at AutoPatch’s
option.
6.
The AutoPatch warranty does not apply to any AutoPatch product that has
been modified, repaired by an unauthorized agent, or improperly installed,
used, or maintained. AutoPatch shall not be liable under any circumstances
for consequential or incidental damages including, but not limited to, labor
costs or loss of profits arising in connection with the use of or inability to
use AutoPatch products.
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AutoPatch will not be responsible for items damaged during shipment to or
from AutoPatch. The shipping carrier is responsible for items damaged
during shipment.
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implied, including but not limited to any implied merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose. The terms of this warranty are governed by the
laws of the state of Washington; certain other states restrict warranty
limitations. You may have rights that are not defined herein.
9.
This warranty may not be modified except in writing by an authorized
AutoPatch officer.
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Contents
Welcome
Meet the 8Y-XL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Meet the Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Terms to Know. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Technical Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Chapter 1 – Introduction to the 8Y-XL
Front of Enclosure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Working with the CP-10 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Rear of Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Chapter 2 – Executing Switches
Executing Switches Using the CP-10 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Executing Switches Using BCS Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Chapter 3 – Verifying Signal Status
Verifying Signal Status Using the CP-10 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Verifying Signal Status Using BCS Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Chapter 4 – Executing Local Presets
Executing Local Presets Using the CP-10 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Executing Local Presets Using BCS Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Chapter 5 – Disconnecting Switches
Appendix A – AutoPatch Service and Returns Policy
Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Return Authorizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Claims for Shipping Damages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Replacement Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Special Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
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Appendix B – Product Specifications
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
Analog Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Standard Audio Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2
Analog Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Standard Video Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3
Wideband Video Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4
Ultra-wideband Video Boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-5
Appendix C – BCS (Basic Control Structure) Commands
Glossary
Index
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Welcome
Welcome to the 8Y-XL User’s Operation Manual. The User’s Operation
Manual is the second piece of a three piece documentation set:
Installation and Setup Guide – for the technician installing the system
User’s Operation Manual – for the end-user who operates the system
Quick Reference Guide – BCS (Basic Control Structure) and local
control panel information for the end-user (a companion to the User’s
Operation Manual)
The 8Y-XL User’s Operation Manual contains quick, easy-to-follow
instructions for operating an 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix from both a
serial control device that supports BCS (Basic Control Structure)
commands and the CP-10 Control Panel.
This manual does not provide information on managing configuration
files. (We recommend all system modifications be made only by an
installer.) This topic is covered in the “8Y-XL Installation and Setup
Guide.”
The 8Y-XL User’s Operation Manual does not include any detailed
information about SBCs (Single Bus Controllers) for the 8Y-XL. Call
AutoAssist for more information about this controller type (see Technical
Support, p. v).
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Welcome
Meet the 8Y-XL
The 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix is a highly versatile signal switching
device that can route audio, video, and digital signals. Each enclosure
can have one of many input and output layouts to meet your current
signal switching needs, with future upgrade potential.
An 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix can stand alone or comprise a virtually
unlimited number of linked enclosures, including any other AutoPatch
products with an XNNet network compatible interface. Each 8Y-XL
enclosure can hold up to 8 input and 8 output boards with 8 connectors
each, for a total capacity of 64 input and 64 output connectors per
enclosure. The 8Y-XL can also be combined with the smaller Modula for
unique systems with additional versatility.
The 8Y-XL fits into a broad range of audio/video/data environments and
is controllable from a variety of sources, including a CP-10 Control
Panel, a CP-10 Remote Control Panel, any control device that can send
ASCII characters through an RS232 or RS422 serial cable, a PC, a third
party serial controller*, or a chain of Single Bus Controllers*.
Noticeable features of the 8Y-XL include:
q Mixing audio and video ultra-wideband in a single enclosure
q Modular in increments of 8 inputs and/or outputs
q Controllable via Ethernet, Neuron®, RS-232/RS-422,
CP-10 Control Panel, and Single Bus Controllers
q Standard redundant power supplies
q System self-diagnostics
*These options are not covered in this manual.
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Meet the Manual
Meet the Manual
This manual contains five chapters and three appendices. The
information in this manual progresses from introducing the 8Y-XL in
Chapter 1 to BCS (Basic Control Structure) commands in Appendix C.
Use the following chapter descriptions to guide you through the manual.
Title
Chapter 1
Introduction to the 8Y-XL
Description
ä
Descriptions and illustrations of the front and
the rear of a typical 8Y-XL enclosure
ä
Directions for executing switches using the
CP-10 Control Panel
Chapter 2
Executing Switches
ä
Chapter 3
Verifying Signal Status
ä
Chapter 4
Executing Local Presets
Chapter 5
Disconnecting Switches
Directions for executing switches using BCS
commands
ä Directions for monitoring the status of signals
using the CP-10 Control Panel
Directions for monitoring the status of signals
using BCS commands
ä Directions for executing local presets using
the CP-10 Control Panel
Directions for executing local presets using
BCS commands
ä Directions for disconnecting switches using
BCS commands
ä
Appendix A
AutoPatch Service and
Returns Policies
ä
Details regarding AutoPatch Service and
Returns Policies
Appendix B
Product Specifications
ä
Technical specifications and performance
information
Appendix C
BCS (Basic Control Structure)
Commands
ä
Table of BCS characters (keys), descriptions,
and functions
Glossary
ä
Definitions of terms as they are used in this
manual
Index
ä
Index of subjects by features and tasks
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Welcome
Terms to Know
Before jumping into the technical details of this manual, you should be
familiar with the following terms:
Basic Control Structure (BCS)
BCS is a set of alphanumeric characters that combine to form command
lines. Use BCS command lines to control a system from any serial device
that allows you to enter characters, such as a PC (personal computer).
CP-10 Control Panel
The CP-10 Control Panel may be attached to each enclosure and is
designed for system control of the 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix.
ESD
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) refers to electrical charges (such as static
electricity) that can damage sensitive components inside an enclosure.
The graphic to the left of this definition precedes every procedure where
ESD damage could occur if you are not properly grounded and not
handling components correctly (see the Caution page inside the front
cover of this manual for more details about ESD).
Input and Output Connectors
Input and output connectors are on the rear of an enclosure. Input and
output signal cables attach to the input and output connectors. Standard
8Y-XL audio and data connectors are 3 position terminal block; video
and sync connectors are BNC.
Level
A level is a set of input and output signals that are grouped and,
therefore, switch together.
Signal
A signal can be analog audio, analog video, serial digital, sync
information, or other types. A signal (also called an input or output
signal) can comprise a set of connectors whose signals switch together,
such as an “RGB” signal. To route a specific input (source) signal to a
specific output (destination) device, the input and output must be of the
same signal type and must reside in the same level.
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Switch
A switch is an active connection between an input (source) signal and
one or more output (destination) devices.
XNNet
XNNet is an internal communication protocol that requires software
driver support for Ethernet and Neuron® interfaces.
Technical Support
AutoPatch provides technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(except for U.S. holidays). Before calling technical support with a
question, please consult the 8Y-XL documentation set. If these manuals
cannot fully answer your question, have your serial number (located on
the plate between the input and output connectors on the rear of the
enclosure) ready and call your authorized AutoPatch dealer or call
AutoPatch AutoAssist at: (toll free for U.S. and Canada) 800-622-0246
or (international) 509-235-2636. You can also reach us through our web
site: www.autopatch.com, or e-mail our AutoPatch Technical Support
Specialists at: [email protected]
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Introduction to the 8Y-XL
An 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix is composed of one or more enclosures.
Enclosures are the structural basis of a matrix switcher. Since AutoPatch
8Y-XL Distribution Matrices are custom-built for each installation,
factors such as control method and signal types affect the appearance and
weight of each enclosure. This chapter describes the following:
ä Front of a typical enclosure
ä Rear of a typical enclosure
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1.1 Front of Enclosure
power
TAKE
CANCEL
STATUS
I NPUT
LEVEL
CHANGE
OUTPUT
SPECI AL PRESET PROGRAM
BACKLI GHT
UNDO
SPACE
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An 8Y-XL enclosure with a CP-10 Control Panel
An enclosure can have either a blank front panel or a CP-10 Control
Panel (a front panel produced by AutoPatch that has an LCD screen and
keys for controlling the system’s inputs and outputs). Although a CP-10
Control Panel is optional, we recommend one on at least one enclosure in
the system for system verification, redundant control, and
troubleshooting. With the enclosure’s power turned off during
installation and removal, the CP-10 Control Panel can be attached as
needed and then removed. Anytime you connect a CP-10 Control Panel
to a different enclosure, you must restart the entire system to reconfigure
the panel.
Working with the CP-10 Control Panel
A CP-10 Control Panel has 29 keys – 10 number keys for entering digits,
4 directional arrow keys, and 1 each of the following: Cancel, Take,
Status, Level, Change, Input, Output, Preset, Backlight, Space, Special,
Program, Undo, Comma, and Period (the last five are not implemented).
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LCD Screen
Arrow Keys
Front of Enclosure
To use the CP-10 Control Panel, use the keys to choose commands and
values from the Command Screen.
To choose a command, push the key that corresponds with the one you
want to choose.
To select values for fields (such as Level, Source, Destination, and
Preset values), use the number keys.
Number Keys (0-9)
Use the number keys to enter digits when choosing front panel menu
items (instead of scrolling down the lists), entering input, output, and
local preset numbers, and entering digits for any other functions that may
require numbers.
Arrow Keys
Use the arrow keys to scroll left and right through long lists of outputs.
The arrow keys are required only when an arrow graphic is displayed on
the front panel’s LCD screen.
Cancel Key
Use the Cancel key to abort a command that is incomplete. If you make a
mistake while entering a command, press the Cancel key to remove the
partially entered command from the screen and enter the correct
command. The Cancel key cannot undo a completed operation.
Take Key
The Take key is much like the Enter or Return key on a computer
keyboard. Pressing the Take key tells the system to execute the chosen or
entered command.
Status Key
Use the Status key to query the system for signal routing information and
switch verification. See Chapter 3 for more information on status
operations.
Level Key
The Level key prepares the system to receive a level identification
number as the next entry.
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Change Key
Use the Change key to switch signals. Press the Change key and the
Change menu appears, prompting you for information about the switch
you want to perform. See Chapter 2 for more information on executing
switches.
Input Key
The Input key prepares the system to receive an input identification
number as the next entry.
Output Key
The Output key prepares the system to receive an output identification
number as the next entry.
Preset Key
Use the Preset key to implement a local preset. See Chapter 4 for more
information on executing presets.
Backlight Key
The Backlight key illuminates the LCD. The backlight remains
illuminated for approximately 20 seconds; however, you can turn it off
before the 20 seconds are up by pressing the key again.
Space Key
Use the Space key to insert a space between multiple outputs or multiple
local presets when entering a command; the output and local preset
prompts are the only prompts that accept multiple entries.
Special, Program, Undo, Comma (,), and Period (.) Keys
These keys are not implemented at this time.
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Rear of Enclosure
1.2 Rear of Enclosure
The rear of the enclosure has the input and output connectors, CPU,
expansion/control slots, power supply, and serial number (see graphic
below).
Power Supply
Fan Vent
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Serial Number
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Ethernet Status Indicator
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Expansion/Control Slot
Ethernet Port
XNNet Communication Link Port
Serial Ports
CPU Board
The following segments briefly introduce the hardware on the rear of an
enclosure.
Input and Output Connectors
Input and output connectors are the attachment points for devices that
connect to the system. Input and output connectors are numbered
separately. The inputs (sources) are on the top of the enclosure, to the
right of the power supply, and the outputs (destinations) are on the
bottom of the enclosure, to the right of the CPU. A single enclosure can
handle a combination of analog audio, analog video, digital video, and
sync signals.
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Outputs
Introduction to the 8Y-XL
CPU
The CPU is in one of the expansion/control slots to the left of the output
connectors and has connectors (ports) for attaching external control
devices. The CPU also has a system status light, a network use light
(Ethernet Status indicator), and ports for linking to other enclosures.
Expansion/Control Slots
Each enclosure provides three expansion/control slots. One contains the
CPU board and two are for future boards that will increase functionality
and add new features to your system. One is located above the CPU and
one is below it.
Power Supply
The power supply is on the top left corner of the rear of the enclosure.
The power supply holds the power switch, power connector, and fuse
drawer. The power supply fan vent is to the right of the power supply
unit.
The 8Y-XL input voltage range is AC 100-240V single phase. The
power supply will accept all major, international power sources (see page
B-1).
The fuse drawer is just above the power switch and contains two 2 AMP
Time Delay (5mm x 20mm) fuses.
Press the “0” side of the power switch to turn power off; press the “1”
side to turn it on.
We recommend surge protectors and/or an AC line conditioner.
Serial Number
The serial number for the system is located on a plate between the input
and output connectors.
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Executing Switches
Switches connect an input signal from a source device to an output
signal(s) that goes to your destination device(s). The signals connected in
a switch command are groups of individual signals coming through the
connectors on the rear of an enclosure. When executing a switch, you
must specify a level that has all the signals you want to route. Level
definitions reside in the configuration information in each enclosure’s
CPU.
You can enter execute switch commands from the following:
ä CP-10 Control Panel
ä CP-10 Remote Control Panel
ä An external serial controller (computer, AMX, Crestron, etc.)*
via BCS (Basic Control Structure) commands
ä An SBC (Single Bus Controller)
The CP-10 Remote Control Panel works the same as an attached control
panel. SBCs are not covered in this manual.
*AutoPatch provides, at no charge, an interface library for various
controllers. This library is called the XNNet Communication Library.
This library, documentation, and programming examples are available
upon request from your AutoPatch representative.
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2.1 Executing Switches
Using the CP-10 Control Panel
You can execute switches from the CP-10 Control Panel by using the
steps below or by executing a local preset. For information about local
presets, see Chapter 4, “Executing Local Presets.” BCS (Basic Control
Structure) commands can also be used to execute switches (see page
2-5).
The following example switches Input 2 to Output 3 on Level 0.
You can return to the Command screen at any time by pressing the
Cancel key.
Note: In each switch command, you can enter multiple output signals,
but only one input signal and only one level.
To execute a switch using the CP-10 Control Panel:
1. At the Command screen, press the Change key.
The Change screen appears.
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Using the CP-10 Control Panel
2. Press the Level key.
The cursor appears after the Level prompt.
3. Enter the number of the level where you want the switch to occur.
4. Press the Input key.
The cursor appears after the Input prompt.
5. Enter the number of the input you want to switch.
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6. Press the Output key.
The cursor appears after the Output prompt.
7. Enter the number of the output you want to receive the specified
input.
If, at any time, you enter an incorrect number, press the Cancel key
and enter the entire sequence again.
Note: If you want to switch an input to a large group of outputs, enter
no more than 33 outputs at a time and be sure to press the Space key
between each output. If you enter more outputs than can fit on the control
panel screen, the Output prompt slides to the left, so the most recent
output entered is on the screen.
8. Press the Take key.
The input is routed to the specified output(s) and the Command
screen appears.
Note: To return to the Command screen without executing the switch,
press the Cancel key.
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Using BCS Commands
2.2 Executing Switches
Using BCS Commands
You can only execute switches with BCS commands through a device
that can connect to the serial connector on the CPU. The 8Y-XL can be
configured for both RS232 and RS422.
Note: In each switch command, you can enter multiple levels and
multiple output signals, but only one input signal.
To execute a switch, enter the command using the following command
line format, where “#” represents any valid level, input, or output
number.
CL#I#O#T or CL#O#I#T
To cancel an incomplete BCS command, enter the “X” command at
any time.
Examples:
BCS Command
CL1I6O24T
CL1I6O2 4 9T
CL3O2I5T
CL1 2I4O5 6T
CL2I6X
Action
Switches input 6 to output 24 on Level 1
Switches input 6 to outputs 2, 4, and 9 on Level 1
Switches input 5 to output 2 on Level 3
Switches input 4 to outputs 5 and 6 on Levels 1 and 2
Cancels the incomplete command
Note: In each execute switch command, you can enter multiple levels
and multiple outputs by including a space between each set of numbers
for levels or outputs.
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Executing Switches
The following table shows the BCS command characters (keys) you will
use when executing switches. Appendix C gives a complete list of the
BCS command characters.
Key
Function
Description
C
Change
Initiates an execute switch command; this must precede
the input and output specification
L
Level
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a level specification
“0” - “9”
Number
I
Input
O
Output
Identifies inputs, outputs, presets, and levels; combine
the digits to form larger numbers
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an input
specification
Flags the next 1- 3 digit number as an output
specification
Note:
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O is the letter O, not the number zero (0)
“ ”
Space
T
Take
Executes a command
X
Exit
Exits, or cancels, the command being entered
Separates numbers in multiple entries
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Verifying Signal Status
Verify the status of a signal to confirm that the switch has executed
properly.
You can enter commands to verify signal status from the following:
ä CP-10 Control Panel
ä CP-10 Remote Control Panel
ä An external serial controller (computer, AMX, Crestron, etc.)*
via BCS (Basic Control Structure) commands
ä An SBC (Single Bus Controller)
The CP-10 Remote Control Panel works the same as an attached control
panel. SBCs are not covered in this manual.
*AutoPatch provides, at no charge, an interface library for various
controllers. This library is called the XNNet Communication Library.
This library, documentation, and programming examples are available
upon request from your AutoPatch representative.
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Verifying Signal Status
3.1 Verifying Signal Status
Using the CP-10 Control Panel
Input status and Output status both function on the CP-10 Control Panel
and in BCS commands (see page 3-4). You can return to the Command
screen at any time by pressing the Cancel key.
The following example verifies signal status for input 2 on level 0.
To verify input signal status using the CP-10 Control Panel:
1. At the Command screen, press the Status key.
The Status screen appears.
2. Press the Level key.
The cursor appears after the Level prompt.
3. Enter the number of the Level where the input is connected.
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4. Press the Input key.
The cursor appears after the Input prompt.
5. Enter the number of the input you want to check.
6. Press the Take key.
The output status for the selected input is displayed. Multiple outputs
may also be displayed (for an example of a screen displaying
multiple outputs, see page 3-4).
Note: If no outputs are routed to the selected input, “DIS” appears in the
Output field.
7. Press the Cancel key.
The Command screen appears.
Note: Repeat this procedure for each signal status you want to verify.
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The screen below shows an example of a multiple output display. When
the screen does not have enough room to show all the outputs that the
input is connected to, scroll right using the right arrow key to see the rest.
Use the right Arrow key to display
additional outputs
3.2 Verifying Signal Status
Using BCS Commands
You can verify the status of signals from an external control device that
connects to one of the RS232 connectors on the CPU.
To verify signal status, enter the command using the following
command line format, where “#” represents any valid level, input, or
output number.
SL#O#T or SL#I#T
To cancel an incomplete BCS command, enter the “X” command at
any time.
The results of the BCS command will display in parentheses (see table
below); ( ) indicates that no inputs are routed to the output being
verified, or that no outputs are routed to the input being verified.
Examples:
BCS Command
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Action
Signal Reply
SL3O4T
Returns the status for output 4 on
Level 3
SL0I4T
Returns the status for input 4 on
Level 0
SL3O4T(6)
SL0I4T(2 7 8 11)
SL1O32T
Returns the status for output 32 on
Level 1
SL1O32T( )
SL2O7X
Cancels the incomplete command
SL2O7X
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Using BCS Commands
The following table shows the BCS command characters (keys) used to
verify switches. Appendix C gives a complete list of the BCS command
characters.
Key
Function
Description
S
Status
Initiates verification of signal status; this must precede the
level, input, and output specifications
L
Level
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a level specification
“0” - “9”
Number
I
Input
O
Output
T
Take
Executes a command
X
Exit
Exits, or cancels, the command being entered
Identifies inputs, outputs, presets, and levels; combine the
digits to form larger numbers
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an input specification
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an output specification
Note:
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O is the letter O, not the number zero (0)
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Executing Local Presets
A local preset is a set of switches stored in each enclosure’s
configuration information. You can execute a local preset at any time.
Local presets are not programmed when we ship your system, so before
executing any, contact your AutoPatch dealer to program them. An
8Y-XL can store hundreds of local presets. You can enter commands to
execute Local Presets from the following:
ä CP-10 Control Panel
ä CP-10 Remote Control Panel
ä An external controller (computer, AMX, Crestron, etc.)*
via BCS (Basic Control Structure) commands
The CP-10 Remote Control Panel works the same as an attached control
panel.
*AutoPatch provides, at no charge, an interface library for various
controllers. This library is called the XNNet Communication Library.
This library, documentation, and programming examples are available
upon request from your AutoPatch representative.
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Executing Local Presets
4.1 Executing Local Presets
Using the CP-10 Control Panel
You can execute local presets on your system at any time using either the
CP-10 Control Panel or BCS commands (see page 4-4). Your system is
shipped without programmed local presets, so ask your AutoPatch dealer
to program these into your system.
Multiple local presets can be executed simultaneously using the
CP-10 Control Panel.
You can return to the Command screen at any time by pressing the
Cancel key.
The following steps execute Local Preset 6 on Level 1.
Note: When you execute a local preset, the system executes the
switches immediately.
To execute a local preset using the CP-10 Control Panel:
1. At the Command screen, press the Preset key.
The Local Preset screen appears.
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2. Press the Level key.
The cursor appears after the Level prompt.
3. Enter the Level for the local preset you want to execute.
4. Press the Preset key.
The cursor appears after the Execute prompt.
5. Enter the number for the local preset you want to execute. (If you
need to execute multiple presets, separate them with a space by
pressing the Space key).
Caution: Make sure all the presets are in the same level when selecting
multiple presets.
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6. Press the Take key.
The Local Preset 6 is executed and the Command screen appears.
Note: To return to the Command screen without executing the local
preset, press the Cancel key.
4.2 Executing Local Presets
Using BCS Commands
You can execute local presets through a device that connects to one of
the RS232 connectors on the CPU.
To execute a local preset, enter the command using the following
command line format, where “#” represents any valid preset ID number.
RL#P#T or RL#P# #T
To cancel an incomplete BCS command, enter the “X” command at
any time.
Examples:
BCS Command
Action
RL0P2T
Executes local preset 2 on Level 0
RL1P12T
Executes local preset 12 on Level 1
RL4P1 2T
Executes local presets 1 and 2 on Level 4
RL3P6T
Executes local preset 6 on Level 3
RL3PX
Cancels the incomplete command
Note: In each “execute local preset” command, you can enter multiple
local presets by including a space between each preset number. You can
enter only one level.
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Using BCS Commands
The following table shows the BCS command characters (keys) used to
execute local presets. Appendix C gives a complete list of the BCS
command characters.
Key
Function
Description
R
Global Preset
P
Local Preset
L
Level
“ 0” - “ 9 ”
Number
“ ”
Space
T
Take
Executes the preset command; a “T” must follow each
preset command before another can be initiated
X
Exit
Exits, or cancels, the command being entered
Initiates an execute global preset or execute local
preset command
Note: Global presets are not implemented at this time
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a local preset
number
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a level
specification
Identifies inputs, outputs, presets, and levels; combine
the digits to form larger numbers
Separates numbers in multiple entries
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Disconnecting Switches
Disconnecting a switch removes an input signal from one or more output
devices. You can disconnect a single switch on one level with one
command; however, you cannot disconnect all signals on a single level
with one command.
You can disconnect switches only from the following:
ä An external serial controller (computer, AMX, Crestron, etc.)*
via BCS (Basic Control Structure) commands
ä An SBC (Single Bus Controller)
SBCs are not covered in this manual.
*AutoPatch provides at no charge, an interface library for various
controllers. This library is called the XNNet Communication Library.
This library, documentation, and programming examples are available
upon request from your AutoPatch representative.
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Disconnecting Switches
You can disconnect switches through a device that can connect to one of
the RS232 connectors on the CPU.
Caution: Disconnecting an input disconnects all the outputs receiving
that input signal.
To disconnect a switch, enter the command using the following
command line format, where “#” represents any valid level, input, or
output number.
DL#O#T or DL#I#T
To cancel an incomplete BCS command, enter the “X” command at
any time.
Examples:
BCS Command
DL0O3T
DL1O6 8 21T
Action
Disconnects output 3 on Level 0
Disconnects outputs 6, 8, and 21 on Level 1
DL2I5T
Disconnects all outputs connected to input 5 on Level 2
DL3I7 9 15T
Disconnects all outputs connected to inputs 7, 9, and 15
on Level 3
DL3OX
Cancels the incomplete command
Note: In each disconnect switch command, you can enter multiple
inputs or outputs by including a space between each input or output
number.
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The following table shows the BCS command characters (keys) used to
disconnect switches. Appendix C gives a complete list of the BCS
command characters.
Key
Function
D
Disconnect
L
Level
“ 0” - “ 9”
Number
I
Input
O
Output
Description
Initiates a disconnect switch command
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a level specification
Identifies inputs, outputs, presets, and levels; combine
the digits to form larger numbers
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an input
specification
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an output
specification
Note:
O is the letter O, not the number zero (0)
“ ”
Space
T
Take
Executes a command
X
Exit
Exits, or cancels, the command being entered
Separates numbers in multiple entries
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AutoPatch Service and
Returns Policy
A.1 Service
The AutoPatch 8Y-XL is to be serviced only by AutoPatch authorized
service agents.
Return Authorizations
Except for warranty claims, merchandise will not be accepted for return
or exchange after the first thirty (30) days following the invoice date.
Returned items must be shipped prepaid and insured in their original
packing containers (if possible). When returning merchandise, clearly
show the Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number on the outside
of each carton. Merchandise will not be accepted for any reason without
an RMA number.
Products and parts returned or exchanged for any reason other than
warranty purposes are subject to a restocking fee not greater than twenty
percent (20%) of the invoiced price, if returned in unused condition.
Claims for Shipping Damages
Unless otherwise specified, merchandise is normally shipped by Federal
Express Economy service; however, AutoPatch reserves the right to
select the final method and carrier for any shipment.
Although we take special care to ensure the safe arrival of all orders,
shipping accidents and damage can occur. Shipments are transferred to
the appointed carrier in good condition, and AutoPatch’s liability for the
product ceases when the transfer to the carrier is complete. Therefore,
claims for damages and shortages must be filed with the transporting
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company by the receiving company within fifteen (15) days of receipt.
Visible damage and shortages must be noted on the freight bill;
packaging and contents must be retained for inspection.
A.2 Replacement Policies and
Procedures
During the warranty period:
1. Describe the problem to an AutoPatch dealer, regional
representative, or the AutoPatch customer service department.
2. Upon verification of a problem that requires factory repairs, an
AutoPatch customer service representative will issue a Return
Materials Authorization (RMA) number, and we will, at no cost,
repair or replace the part(s) returned to the factory and return the
part(s) to the sending party. If conditions do not permit this
procedure, we will invoice new or reconditioned (at AutoPatch’s
option) replacement part(s) to the dealer and ship the part(s) to the
dealer or to the consumer if so directed by written order from the
dealer. Unless otherwise instructed in writing by an AutoPatch
customer service representative, part(s) replaced under this warranty
must be returned to the factory:
a) within thirty (30) days;
b) with shipping and insurance costs prepaid;
c) with the RMA number clearly indicated on the outside of each
container;
d) in the original shipping container(s), if possible;
e) with a written description of problem.
If the replaced part(s) are returned within thirty (30) days, we will
apply credit to the dealer’s account for the total value of part(s)
determined defective, plus return shipping costs. Any part(s)
received after thirty (30) days or otherwise not in compliance with
these requirements may be refused, and credit will not be issued.
3. Repaired or replaced part(s) will be warranted for the remainder of
the original system warranty period for the first thirty (30) days
following the invoice date, or we will extend the original warranty
period by the period of verifiable downtime, whichever provides the
greatest benefit.
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Special Notice
Following warranty expiration:
1. Call your AutoPatch dealer, area representative, or the AutoPatch
customer service department with a description of the problem.
2. Upon verification of a problem that requires factory repairs, an
AutoPatch customer service representative will issue a Return
Materials Authorization (RMA) number. We will, at nominal cost,
invoice the sending party, repair or replace the part(s) returned to the
factory and return those part(s) to the sending party. If conditions do
not permit this procedure, we will invoice and ship new or
reconditioned (at AutoPatch’s option) replacement part(s) to the
dealer or to the consumer if so directed by written order from the
dealer.
3. Post warranty repairs and replacements are warranted for the first
thirty (30) days following invoice date.
A.3 Special Notice
AutoPatch reserves the right to modify or discontinue designs,
specifications, warranties, and policies without notice. All data with
regard to model numbers series, specifications, and prices in our
literature have been thoroughly reviewed and edited. Although we cannot
assume responsibility for inadvertent omissions or errors, we sincerely
apologize if misunderstandings occur, and we appreciate your criticism,
corrections, and suggestions.
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A-3
Product Specifications
The following pages contain performance specifications for your
AutoPatch 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix. The AutoPatch web site
(www.autopatch.com) also has a full list of specifications for all
AutoPatch products.
A.1 General
AC Power
100 - 240 V single phase
Frequency
47 - 63 Hz
Humidity
0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions
13.5 in. (34.29 cm) depth
17.5 in. (44.5 cm) width without mounting ears
19.0 in. (48.26 cm) width with mounting ears
10.37 in. (26.34 cm) or 6 RU height
Weight
Approximately 17 lb. (7.73 kg)
Fuse
2 Amp time lag (5 x 20 mm)
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Product Specifications
A.2 Analog Audio
Standard Audio Boards
Throughput
Parameter
Frequency Response
Conditions
Value
(20 Hz to 20 kHz)
<±0.1 dB
(20 Hz to 20 kHz)
0.01 dB
(20 Hz to 100 kHz)
0.1 dB
Vin=-3.3 dBu to 13.2 dBu
f=20 Hz to 20 kHz
<.01%
Vin=13.2 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
-103 dB
Adjacent Crosstalk
f=1 kHz, Vin=± 24 V
<-95 dB
Power Supply
Rejection Ratio
Vs=± 15 V
-80 dB (Typ)
-60 dB (Min)
Gain Flatness
THD + Noise
Signal to Noise Ratio
(S/N)
Input
Parameter
Level (maximum)
Conditions
Value
19.4 dBu 4
Common Mode
Differential
36.1 dBu
Impedance
18 kW
Type
Balanced or
Unbalanced
CMRR
VCM=± 10 V, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
-90 dB (Typ)
-70 dB (Min)
Gain Control Range
Vin=3 Vp-p
-3 to +10 dB
Pluggable 3 Position
Connector Type
Screw Terminal
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (headroom)
± 28 dBu
Impedance
50 W
Type
Gain Control Range
Connector Type
B-2
Balanced or
Unbalanced
-3 to +10 dB
Pluggable 3 Position
Terminal Block
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Analog Video
A.3 Analog Video
Standard Video Boards
Throughput
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Bandwidth (1 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
12 MHz (1:ALL)
Bandwidth (3 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
30 MHz (1:ALL)
Differential Gain
f=3.58 MHz
0.1% or Better
Differential Phase
f=3.58 MHz
0.1° or Better
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N)
Vin=+0.7 V
-73 dB
Crosstalk (adjacent
channel)
f=5 MHz
<-60 dB
Time Delay
Vin=± 0.5 V square wave
<20 ns
Input
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 5V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
or Hi-Z (22 kW )
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 5V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
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Product Specifications
Wideband Video Boards
Throughput
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Bandwidth (3 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
250 MHz (1:ALL)
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N)
Vin=0.7 V (100% IRE)
<-70 dB
f=5 MHz
<-60 dB
Vin=± 0.5 V square wave
<20 ns
Crosstalk
(adjacent channel)
Time Delay
Input
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
or Hi-Z (22 kW )
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
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Ultra-Wideband Video Boards
Ultra-Wideband Video Boards
Throughput
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Bandwidth (3 dB)
Vin=± 1 V
400 MHz (1:ALL)
Signal to Noise Ratio (S/N)
Vin=0.7 V (100% IRE)
<-70 dB
f=5 MHz
<-60 dB
Vin=± 0.5 V square wave
<20 ns
Crosstalk
(adjacent channel)
Time Delay
Input
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
or Hi-Z (22 kW )
Output
Parameter
Conditions
Value
Level (maximum)
± 2V
Impedance
75 W
Gain Control Range
-3 to +10 dB
Connector Type
BNC
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BCS (Basic Control
Structure) Commands
BCS is a set of alphanumeric characters that allows a PC or other control
device to send commands to the system serially. When using a PC to
control the 8Y-XL, use serial software, such as Windows95
HyperTerminal, to establish communication. Command lines are not
case-sensitive.
The following table shows BCS command characters (keys), their
functions, and short descriptions of their functions.
Key
Function
Description
C
Change
L
Level
“0” - “9”
Number
I
Input
O
Output
“ ”
Space
T
Take
Executes a command
X
Exit
Exits, or cancels, the command being entered
S
Status
D
Disconnect
R
Global Preset
Initiates an execute global preset or execute local preset
command
Note: Global presets are not implemented at this time
P
Local Preset
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a local preset number
Initiates an execute switch command
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as a level number
Identifies inputs, outputs, presets, and levels; combine
the digits to form larger numbers
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an input specification
Flags the next 1 - 3 digit number as an output specification
Note: O is the letter O, not the number zero (0)
Separates numbers in multiple number entries
Initiates verification of the status of input and output
connections
Initiates a disconnect switch command
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Glossary
A
ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
A code for representing alphanumeric information.
B
Backlight
The light that illuminates the LCD screen of the control panel on the
enclosure. Activate the backlight by pressing the Backlight key on the
control panel.
BAUD
The speed at which communications travel through the serial connector.
The 8Y-XL can send and receive communications at 9600 (default),
19200, 38400, and 57600.
BCS (Basic Control Structure)
A set of alphanumeric characters that combine to form command lines.
BCS command lines can be used to control a system from any serial
device that allows you to enter characters, such as a PC (personal
computer).
C
Command Line
A set of BCS (Basic Control Structure) command characters that
constitute a command recognized by the CPU.
Configuration File
A text file containing system configuration information referenced by
each enclosure’s CPU during any type of switch operation.
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Glossary
CP-10 Control Panel
An optional panel on the front of the enclosure with an LCD and keys for
entering commands. The CP-10 Control Panel is designed for system
control of the 8Y-XL Distribution Matrix.
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
Receives, interprets, and executes commands from the user through the
user interface (the CP-10 Control Panel or other control device).
D
Distribution Matrix
(see matrix switcher)
E
Enclosure
The metal chassis that holds input and output boards, a CPU board, and a
power supply. Each 8Y-XL enclosure can contain up to 8 input and 8
output boards, providing a total capacity of up to 64 input and 64 output
signal paths.
ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
Electrical charges (such as static electricity) that can damage sensitive
components inside an enclosure. ESD damage could occur if you are not
properly grounded and not handling components correctly (see the
Caution page inside the front cover of this manual for more details about
ESD).
Expansion/Control Slots
Two empty slots on the rear of an enclosure for future boards that will
increase functionality and add new features to your system. One is
located above the CPU and one is below it.
External Controller
Any device that can control the matrix switcher via the serial connector.
I
Input and Output Connectors
Attachment points on the rear of an 8Y-XL enclosure for devices that
connect to the system. Input and output signal cables attach to the input
and output connectors. Standard 8Y-XL audio and data connectors are
3 position terminal block; video and sync connectors are BNC.
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Input Board
A circuit board that receives video, audio, or data signals from outside
sources.
L
LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
The screen on the CP-10 Control Panel for user interaction.
Level
A set of input and output signals that are grouped and, therefore, switch
together. In a configuration file, a level is referred to as a “virtual
matrix.”
Local Preset
A pre-defined set of signal routings that can be executed at any time.
Presets are defined in the configuration file.
M
Matrix Switcher
The hardware and software necessary to switch signals. Matrix switchers
are also known as routing switchers or routing matrices.
O
Output Board
A circuit board that routes input signals to specified destinations.
Output Connectors
(see Input and Output Connectors)
P
Power Supply
Contains a power switch, a power connector, the fuse drawer, and the
main power supply fan vent.
S
SBC (Single Bus Controllers)
Devices for controlling the input to a specified output device. For more
information see the SBC documentation.
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Glossary
Serial Connector
A 9-pin female connector on the rear of an enclosure used to connect
serial external control devices to the matrix switcher.
Serial Controller
An external controller that communicates with the matrix switcher via a
serial cable.
Signal
A set of connectors whose signals switch together. The signal may
contain audio, video, data, or sync information.
Single Bus Controller
(see SBC)
Switch
An active connection between an input (source) signal and one or more
output (destination) devices.
V
Virtual Matrix
A set of virtual inputs and outputs (or source and destination channels) in
which aggregate signals (such as RGBHV) are grouped into a single
channel to permit simultaneous switching of the component signals
(R, G, B, H, and V). Virtual matrices are also referred to as levels.
X
XNNet
An internal communication protocol that requires software driver support
for Ethernet and Neuron® interfaces.
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Index
A
Caution
AC line conditioner 1-6
disconnecting inputs 5-2
AC power B-1
multiple presets 4-3
arrow keys 1-3
Change key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
audio
chapter descriptions iii
board specifications B-2
Comma (,) key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
board, illus. 1-5
command line format
connectors iv
AutoAssist v
see BCS (Basic Control Structure)
Command screen 1-3, 2-2, 3-2, 4-2
B
see also LCD screen
Backlight key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
connectors (input, output)
BCS (Basic Control Structure)
definition iv
illus. 1-5
command characters (keys) C-1
definition iv
disconnecting switches 5-2
executing local presets 4-4 to 4-5
control options ii
CP-10 Control Panel
executing switches 2-5 to 2-6
definition iv
table of command characters (keys)
C-1
directions for using 1-3
verifying signal status 3-4 to 3-5
executing switches 2-2
executing local presets 4-2
illus. 1-2
boards
capacity ii
see also connectors
buttons (keys)
see CP-10 Control Panel
verifying signal status 3-2
CPU (Central Processing Unit) 1-6
D
dimensions, enclosure B-1
disconnecting switches
C
Cancel key, CP-10 1-3
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using BCS commands 5-2
Index
E
L
Electrostatic Discharge
LCD screen
see ESD
backlight key 1-4
illus. 1-2
e-mail, technical support v
enclosure
level
definition iv
connector capacity ii
specify for preset 4-3
dimensions B-1
specify for status check 3-2
front view, illus. 1-2
specify for switch 2-1
rear view, illus. 1-5
weight B-1
ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) iv
Level key, CP-10 1-2, 1-3
lights
executing local presets
Caution 4-3
see indicators
local presets
programming 4-1
using BCS commands 4-4 to 4-5
using CP-10 Control Panel 4-2 to 4-4
executing switches
see executing local presets
M
manual overview iii
using BCS commands 2-5 to 2-6
N
using CP-10 Control Panel 2-2 to 2-4
number keys, CP-10 1-3
see also executing local presets
O
expansion/control slots 1-6
output connectors
external control options ii
definition iv
F
illus. 1-5
features, 8Y-XL ii
Output key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
frequency B-1
P
front of enclosure, illus. 1-2
performance specifications B-1
fuse
Period key (.), CP-10 1-2
location 1-6
ports 1-6
specifications B-1
power connector 1-6
H
power switch 1-6
humidity B-1
Preset key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
HyperTerminal, Windows95 C-1
presets
I
see executing local presets
input connectors
product specifications
definition iv
see specifications
illus. 1-5
Input key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
K
keys, CP-10 Control Panel 1-2 to 1-4
Program key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
R
rear of enclosure, illus. 1-5
Operation Manual
replacement policies and procedures A-2
sync
return authorizations A-1
connectors iv
returning equipment A-1
signals iv, 1-5
RMA (Return Materials Authorization) A-1
T
S
Take key, CP-10 1-3
serial connectors
Technical Support v
terms to know iv
illus. 1-5
serial number 1-6
U
serial ports
Undo key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
location, illus. 1-5
service and returns policy A-1 to A-3
V
verifying signal status
using BCS commands 3-4 to 3-5
shipping, damage claims A-1
signal
definition iv
using CP-10 Control Panel 3-2 to 3-4
video
board specifications B-3
signal status
board, illus. 1-5
see verifying signal status
connectors iv
Space key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
W
Special key, CP-10 1-2, 1-4
warranty repair/replacement information
A-1 to A-3
Special Notice A-3
specifications
AC power B-1
Special Notice A-3
web site v
audio, standard B-2
weight, enclosure B-1
dimensions B-1
X
frequency B-1
fuse B-1
humidity B-1
video, standard B-3
video, ultra-wideband B-5
video, wideband B-4
weight B-1
Status key, CP-10 1-2, 1-3
status, signal
see verifying signal status
surge protectors 1-6
switch
definition v
see also disconnecting switches
see also executing local presets
see also executing switches
Operation Manual
XNNet
connectors, location 1-5
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