user manual - Kramer Electronics

user manual - Kramer Electronics
Kramer Electronics, Ltd.
USER MANUAL
Model:
VM-4HDCPxl
1:4 DVI Distributor
Contents
Contents
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3.1
3.2
3.3
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7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
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Introduction
Getting Started
Quick Start
Overview
About HDCP
Defining EDID
Recommendations for Best Performance
Your VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor
Installing in a Rack
Connecting the VM-4HDCPxl
Acquiring the EDID
Acquiring/Changing the EDID from One Output
Acquiring the Default EDID
Acquiring the Auto-mix EDID from the Connected Outputs
Connecting a PC to the RS-232 Port for Programming
Technical Specifications
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Figures
Figure 1: VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor
Figure 2: Connecting a VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor
Figure 3: EDID Modes
Figure 4: RS-232 Crossed Cable Connection
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Tables
Table 1: VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor Features
Table 2: VM-4HDCPxl Technical Specifications
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Introduction
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Introduction
Welcome to Kramer Electronics! Since 1981, Kramer Electronics has been
providing a world of unique, creative, and affordable solutions to the vast
range of problems that confront the video, audio, presentation, and
broadcasting professional on a daily basis. In recent years, we have
redesigned and upgraded most of our line, making the best even better! Our
1,000-plus different models now appear in 11 groups 1 that are clearly
defined by function.
Thank you for purchasing your Kramer VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor,
which is ideal for:
• Home theater, presentation and multimedia applications
• Rental and staging
The package includes the following items:
• VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor
• Power cord 2
• This user manual 3
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Getting Started
We recommend that you:
• Unpack the equipment carefully and save the original box and
packaging materials for possible future shipment
• Review the contents of this user manual
• Use Kramer high-performance high-resolution cables 4
1 GROUP 1: Distribution Amplifiers; GROUP 2: Switchers and Matrix Switchers; GROUP 3: Control Systems;
GROUP 4: Format/Standards Converters; GROUP 5: Range Extenders and Repeaters; GROUP 6: Specialty AV Products;
GROUP 7: Scan Converters and Scalers; GROUP 8: Cables and Connectors; GROUP 9: Room Connectivity;
GROUP 10: Accessories and Rack Adapters; GROUP 11: Sierra Products
2 We recommend that you use only the power cord supplied with this device
3 Download up-to-date Kramer user manuals from our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
4 The complete list of Kramer cables is on our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
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Getting Started
2.1
Quick Start
This quick start chart summarizes the basic setup and operation:
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Overview
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Overview
The VM-4HDCPxl is an HDCP compliant distribution amplifier for DVI-D
signals. The unit inputs one DVI-D signal, and distributes it to four outputs.
The VM-4HDCPxl features:
• Up to 2.25Gbps bandwidth per graphic channel 1
• HDTV compatibility and HDCP compliance
• I-EDIDPro™ Kramer Intelligent EDID Processing™, an intelligent
EDID handling and processing algorithm that ensures Plug and
Play operation for DVI systems
• Acquisition of the EDID from one output, from several connected
outputs (auto-mix) or from the default 2 EDID for fast and efficient
connection of the unit
• A 19" 1U rack mountable enclosure and is fed from a 100-240 V
AC universal switching power supply
3.1
About HDCP
The High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) standard 3 protects
digital video and audio signals transmitted over DVI or HDMI connections
between two HDCP-enabled devices to eliminate the reproduction of
copyrighted material. To protect copyright holders (such as movie studios)
from having their programs copied and shared, the HDCP standard provides
for the secure and encrypted transmission of digital signals.
3.2
Defining EDID
The Extended Display Identification Data (EDID 4) is a data-structure,
provided by a display, to describe its capabilities to an HDCP source. The
EDID enables the VM-4HDCPxl to “know” what kind of monitor is
connected to the output. The EDID includes the manufacturer’s name, the
product type, the timing data supported by the display, the display size,
luminance data and (for digital displays only) the pixel mapping data.
1 Suitable for resolutions up to UXGA at 60Hz, and for all HD resolutions
2 Lets you use the EDID default value when no display from which to read the EDID is connected
3 Developed by Intel
4 Defined by a standard published by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA)
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Your VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor
3.3
Recommendations for Best Performance
To achieve the best performance:
• Connect only good quality connection cables, thus avoiding
interference, deterioration in signal quality due to poor matching,
and elevated noise levels (often associated with low quality cables)
• Avoid interference from neighboring electrical appliances and
position your VM-4HDCPxl away from moisture, excessive
sunlight and dust
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Your VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor
Table 1 and Figure 1 define the VM-4HDCPxl.
Table 1: VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor Features
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Feature
POWER LED
READ 1
EDID
Buttons
SELECT
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OUTPUT STATUS LEDs
(from 1 to 4)
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INPUT DVI Connector
OUTPUT DVI Connectors
FOR PROGRAMMING
9-pin D-sub Port
Power Connector with
Fuse
POWER Switch
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Function
The green LED is illuminated when the unit is turned ON
1. To show the EDID status, press READ
2. To acquire the EDID, press the EDID SELECT button, then
press READ
Press to select the EDID mode (One Output, Default or Automix)
LEDs illuminate when an output(s) is connected and active;
LEDs flash to indicate the type of EDID acquired (see section 7)
or when a non-HDCP display is connected while HDCP content
is provided to the VM-4HDCPxl
Connects to the DVI source
Connects to a DVI acceptor (from 1 to 4)
For service use only (see section 7.4)
AC connector enabling power supply to the unit
Illuminated switch for turning the unit ON or OFF
1 Illuminates when configuring the EDID
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Your VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor
Figure 1: VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor
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Installing in a Rack
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Installing in a Rack
This section provides instructions for rack mounting the unit.
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Connecting the VM-4HDCPxl
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Connecting the VM-4HDCPxl
To connect the VM-4HDCPxl, as illustrated in the example in Figure 2, do
the following 1:
1. Connect a source (for example, a DVD player) to the DVI INPUT
connector.
2. Connect the DVI OUTPUT connectors to up to four DVI acceptors 2, using
Kramer DVI cables. In this example, connect the:
 OUTPUT 1 connector to acceptor 1 (for example, plasma display 1)
 OUTPUT 2 connector to acceptor 2 (for example, LCD TV 1)
 OUTPUT 3 connector to acceptor 3 (for example, LCD TV 2)
 OUTPUT 4 connector to acceptor 4 (for example, plasma display 2)
3. Connect the power cord to the mains electricity (not shown in Figure 2).
4. Turn on the power and as needed, acquire the EDID (see section 7).
Figure 2: Connecting a VM-4HDCPxl 1:4 DVI Distributor
1 Switch OFF the power on each device before connecting it to your VM-4HDCPxl. After connecting your VM-4HDCPxl,
switch on its power and then switch on the power on each device
2 Not all outputs need to be connected
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Acquiring the EDID
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Acquiring the EDID
You can acquire the EDID from:
• One output (the selected output LED flashes), see section 7.1
• The default EDID (all the output LEDs flash), see section 7.2
• Several connected outputs, the auto-mix mode 1 (the output LEDs
illuminate), see section 7.3
To cycle between the different modes, press the EDID SELECT button as
shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3: EDID Modes
7.1
Acquiring/Changing the EDID from One Output
To acquire or change the EDID of one new output display:
1. Turn on the VM-4HDCPxl.
2. Connect the new output display device.
3. Press the EDID SELECT button to enter the ONE OUTPUT mode as
shown in Figure 3.
4. Press EDID SELECT as needed to select the desired output.
The appropriate OUTPUT STATUS LED flashes indicating that that output
channel is selected.
5. Press the EDID READ button to copy the EDID of the selected OUTPUT
to the input2.
1 The EDID acquired is a weighted average of all the connected outputs. For example, if several displays with different
resolutions are connected to the outputs, the acquired EDID supports all the resolutions, as well as other parameters included
in the EDID
2 If you want to cancel the EDID modification, wait for a few seconds without touching any button
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Acquiring the EDID
While the EDID is being copied, the EDID SELECT and READ buttons
illuminate.
The new EDID is copied when both buttons no longer illuminate.
7.2
Acquiring the Default EDID
To reset to the default EDID, do the following:
1. Turn on the VM-4HDCPxl.
2. Press the EDID SELECT button and set it to the DEFAULT EDID mode.
All the OUTPUT STATUS LEDs flash simultaneously.
3. Press the EDID READ button to copy the default EDID to the input2.
While the EDID is being copied, the EDID SELECT and READ buttons
illuminate. The new EDID is copied when both buttons no longer
illuminate.
7.3
Acquiring the Auto-mix EDID from the Connected Outputs
To acquire the Auto-mix EDID:
1. Turn on the VM-4HDCPxl.
2. Connect the desired output display devices.
3. Enter the AUTO-MIX mode as shown in Figure 3.
The OUTPUT STATUS LEDs illuminate.
4. Press the READ button to copy the EDID of the selected OUTPUT to the
input2.
While the EDID is being copied, the EDID SELECT and READ buttons
illuminate. The new EDID is copied when both buttons no longer
illuminate.
7.4
Connecting a PC to the RS-232 Port for Programming
The RS-232 port is used for service.
This procedure should be performed by qualified personnel only.
To use the RS-232 port for programming 1:
1. Turn off the power and disconnect the power cord from the VM-4HDCPxl
and then open the cover.
2. Locate the 3-pin jumper on the board2.
1 For firmware upgrade procedure go to our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
2 Connecting the middle pin and one of the side pins
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Technical Specifications
3. Carefully move the jumper to the PROGRAMMING position (to the left
when the front panel of the machine is facing towards you)1
4. Connect the RS-232 9-pin D-sub port on the unit via a crossed cable (pin 2
to pin 3, pin 3 to pin 2, and pin 5 to pin 5) to the RS-232 9-pin D-sub port on
the PC. If a shielded cable is used, connect the shield to pin 5.
Note: There is no need to connect any other pins.
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PC
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Figure 4: RS-232 Crossed Cable Connection
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Technical Specifications
Table 2 includes the technical specifications 2 of the VM-4HDCPxl:
Table 2: VM-4HDCPxl Technical Specifications
INPUT:
OUTPUTS:
BANDWIDTH:
CONTROLS:
INDICATOR LEDs:
POWER SOURCE:
DIMENSIONS:
WEIGHT:
ACCESSORIES:
OPTIONS:
1 DVI, 1.2Vpp on a DVI Molex 24-pin (F) connector; DDC signal 5Vpp (TTL)
4 DVI, 1.2Vpp on DVI Molex 24-pin (F) connectors; DDC signal 5Vpp (TTL)
Supports up to 2.25Gbps bandwidth per graphic channel
EDID SELECT, EDID READ
OUTPUT STATUS LEDs
100-240V AC, 50/60Hz 17VA
19" x 7" x 1U W, D, H, rack mountable
2.5kg (5.5lbs) approx.
Power cord, rack ears
DVI/DVI male-to-male cables, Fiber Optic DVI Cable (C-FODM/FODM)
1 Upon completion of firmware upgrade, move the jumper to the right side (to the NORMAL position)
2 Specifications are subject to change without notice
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Kramer Electronics (hereafter Kramer) warrants this product free from defects in material and workmanship under the
following terms.
HOW LONG IS THE WARRANTY
Labor and parts are warranted for three years from the date of the first customer purchase.
WHO IS PROTECTED?
Only the first purchase customer may enforce this warranty.
WHAT IS COVERED AND WHAT IS NOT COVERED
Except as below, this warranty covers all defects in material or workmanship in this product. The following are not covered
by the warranty:
1. Any product which is not distributed by Kramer, or which is not purchased from an authorized Kramer dealer. If you are
uncertain as to whether a dealer is authorized, please contact Kramer at one of the agents listed in the Web site
www.kramerelectronics.com.
2. Any product, on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed, or on which the WARRANTY VOID
IF TAMPERED sticker has been torn, reattached, removed or otherwise interfered with.
3. Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from:
i) Accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, fire, water, lightning or other acts of nature
ii) Product modification, or failure to follow instructions supplied with the product
iii) Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by Kramer
iv) Any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier)
v) Removal or installation of the product
vi) Any other cause, which does not relate to a product defect
vii) Cartons, equipment enclosures, cables or accessories used in conjunction with the product
WHAT WE WILL PAY FOR AND WHAT WE WILL NOT PAY FOR
We will pay labor and material expenses for covered items. We will not pay for the following:
1. Removal or installations charges.
2. Costs of initial technical adjustments (set-up), including adjustment of user controls or programming. These costs are the
responsibility of the Kramer dealer from whom the product was purchased.
3. Shipping charges.
HOW YOU CAN GET WARRANTY SERVICE
1. To obtain service on you product, you must take or ship it prepaid to any authorized Kramer service center.
2. Whenever warranty service is required, the original dated invoice (or a copy) must be presented as proof of warranty
coverage, and should be included in any shipment of the product. Please also include in any mailing a contact name,
company, address, and a description of the problem(s).
3. For the name of the nearest Kramer authorized service center, consult your authorized dealer.
LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to
the length of this warranty.
EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES
The liability of Kramer for any effective products is limited to the repair or replacement of the product at our option. Kramer shall
not be liable for:
1. Damage to other property caused by defects in this product, damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use of the product, loss
of time, commercial loss; or:
2. Any other damages, whether incidental, consequential or otherwise. Some countries may not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from place to place.
NOTE: All products returned to Kramer for service must have prior approval. This may be obtained from your dealer.
This equipment has been tested to determine compliance with the requirements of:
EN-50081:
EN-50082:
CFR-47:
"Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC);
generic emission standard.
Part 1: Residential, commercial and light industry"
"Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) generic immunity standard.
Part 1: Residential, commercial and light industry environment".
FCC* Rules and Regulations:
Part 15: “Radio frequency devices
Subpart B Unintentional radiators”
CAUTION!
Servicing the machines can only be done by an authorized Kramer technician. Any user who makes changes or
modifications to the unit without the expressed approval of the manufacturer will void user authority to operate the
equipment.
Use the supplied DC power supply to feed power to the machine.
Please use recommended interconnection cables to connect the machine to other components.
* FCC and CE approved using STP cable (for twisted pair products)
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For the latest information on our products and a list of Kramer
distributors, visit our Web site: www.kramerelectronics.com,
where updates to this user manual may be found.
We welcome your questions, comments and feedback.
Safety Warning:
Disconnect the unit from the power supply before
opening/servicing.
Caution
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Rev: 3
Kramer Electronics, Ltd.
Web site: www.kramerelectronics.com
E-mail: info@kramerel.com
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