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K R A ME R E LE CT R O N IC S L T D .
USER MANUAL
MODEL:
VM-4Hxl
1 :4 HDMI Distributor
P/N: 2900-000673 Rev 3
Contents
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Introduction
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2.1
2.2
2.3
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3.1
Getting Started
Achieving the Best Performance
Safety Instructions
Recycling Kramer Products
Overview
Defining the VM-4Hxl 1:4 HDMI Distributor
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Installing in a Rack
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Connecting the VM-4Hxl
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6.1
6.2
6.3
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Acquiring an EDID
Acquiring the EDID from a Selected Output
Restoring the Default EDID
Acquiring the Auto EDID
Technical Specifications
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Figures
Figure 1: VM-4Hxl 1:4 HDMI Distributor Front Panel
Figure 2: Connecting the VM-4Hxl 1:4 HDMI Distributor
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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 video, audio, presentation, and broadcasting professionals
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 that are clearly defined
by function: GROUP 1: Distribution Amplifiers; GROUP 2: Switchers and Routers;
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 and GROUP 11:
Sierra Products.
Congratulations on purchasing your Kramer VM-4Hxl 1:4 HDMI Distributor, which
is ideal for the following typical applications:
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Home theater, presentation and multimedia applications
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Rental and staging
VM-4Hxl - Introduction
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Getting Started
We recommend that you:
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Unpack the equipment carefully and save the original box and packaging
materials for possible future shipment
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Review the contents of this user manual
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Go to http://www.kramerelectronics.com to check for up-to-date
user manuals, application programs, and to check if firmware
upgrades are available (where appropriate).
Achieving the Best Performance
To achieve the best performance:
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Use only good quality connection cables (we recommend Kramer highperformance, high-resolution cables) to avoid interference, deterioration in
signal quality due to poor matching, and elevated noise levels (often
associated with low quality cables)
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Do not secure the cables in tight bundles or roll the slack into tight coils
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Avoid interference from neighboring electrical appliances that may adversely
influence signal quality
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Position your Kramer VM-4Hxl away from moisture, excessive sunlight and
dust
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This equipment is to be used only inside a building. It may only be
connected to other equipment that is installed inside a building.
VM-4Hxl - Getting Started
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Safety Instructions
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2.3
Caution:
There are no operator serviceable parts inside the unit
Warning:
Use only the power cord that is supplied with the unit
Warning:
Do not open the unit. High voltages can cause
electrical shock! Servicing by qualified personnel only
Warning:
Disconnect the power and unplug the unit from the wall
before installing
Recycling Kramer Products
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive 2002/96/EC
aims to reduce the amount of WEEE sent for disposal to landfill or incineration by
requiring it to be collected and recycled. To comply with the WEEE Directive,
Kramer Electronics has made arrangements with the European Advanced
Recycling Network (EARN) and will cover any costs of treatment, recycling and
recovery of waste Kramer Electronics branded equipment on arrival at the EARN
facility. For details of Kramer’s recycling arrangements in your particular country
go to our recycling pages at http://www.kramerelectronics.com/support/recycling/.
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Overview
The Kramer VM-4Hxl is a high-quality 1:4 HDMI distributor that accepts an HDMI
input and distributes the signal to four outputs, allowing one or more of the outputs to
be connected to receiving devices, thus making it a versatile, reliable component in a
video system. The VM-4Hxl distributes signals having resolutions up to UXGA,
including all HDTV formats.
In particular, the VM-4Hxl features:
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A maximum data rate of 6.75Gbps (2.25Gbps per graphic channel)
Suitable for resolutions up to UXGA at 60Hz, and for all HD resolutions.
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Data reclocking and equalization
A default EDID for fast and efficient connection of the unit
The default EDID feature lets you connect the VM-4Hxl without having to connect a
display to the output
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I-EDIDPro™ Kramer Intelligent EDID Processing™, an intelligent EDID
handling and processing algorithm that ensures Plug and Play operation for
HDMI systems
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3D pass-through
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HDMI support for Deep Color, x.v.Color™, Lip Sync, HDMI Uncompressed
Audio Channels, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD and CEC
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Five HDMI connectors, four output status LEDs and EDID read and select
buttons
The VM-4Hxl is housed in a 19" 1U rack-mountable enclosure, and is fed from a
100-240V AC universal switching power supply.
3.1
Defining the VM-4Hxl 1:4 HDMI Distributor
This section defines the VM-4Hxl.
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VM-4Hxl - Overview
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Figure 1: VM-4Hxl 1:4 HDMI Distributor Front Panel
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Feature
Function
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POWER Switch
Illuminated switch for turning the unit ON or OFF
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EDID READ Button
Press to read the EDID of the selected display
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EDID SELECT Button
Select the desired display for EDID information
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OUTPUTS LEDs
LEDs light when an output(s) is connected and active; LEDs flash when selecting EDID (see Section 6)
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INPUT HDMI Connector
Connects to the HDMI source
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OUTPUT HDMI Connectors
Connect to the HDMI acceptors (from 1 to 4)
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Power Connector with Fuse
AC connector enabling power supply to the unit
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VM-4Hxl - Overview
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Installing in a Rack
This section provides instructions for rack mounting the unit.
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Connecting the VM-4Hxl
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Always switch off the power to each device before connecting it to your
VM-4Hxl. After connecting your VM-4Hxl, connect its power and then
switch on the power to each device.
To connect the VM-4Hxl as illustrated in the example in Figure 2:
1. Connect an HDMI source (for example, a DVD player) to the INPUT
connector.
2. Connect the four OUTPUT connectors to up to four HDMI acceptors (not all
outputs need to be connected) as follows:
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OUTPUT 1 connector to HDMI acceptor 1 (for example, an LCD TV)
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OUTPUT 2 connector to HDMI acceptor 2 (for example, a plasma
display)
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OUTPUT 3 connector to HDMI acceptor 3 (for example, a plasma
display)
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OUTPUT 4 connector to HDMI acceptor 4 (for example, a plasma
display)
3. Connect the power cord to the mains electricity.
4. Turn ON the POWER.
5. Acquire EDID (see Section 6).
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Figure 2: Connecting the VM-4Hxl 1:4 HDMI Distributor
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VM-4Hxl - Connecting the VM-4Hxl
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Acquiring an EDID
The VM-4Hxl initially operates with the default EDID. This means that you can turn
ON the power before connecting any of the acceptors or the source.
You can acquire the EDID by sending the:
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EDID from a selected output to the input (see Section 6.1)
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Default EDID to the input (see Section 6.2)
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Auto EDID to the input (see Section 6.3)
The auto EDID is an adjusted calculation of the EDIDs of all the connected outputs.
6.1
Acquiring the EDID from a Selected Output
To select an EDID from a selected output, do the following:
1. Press the SELECT button, as required, to reach the desired output, which
flashes.
2. Press the READ button.
The EDID of the selected output is stored in the non-volatile memory when
the READ button no longer illuminates as well as the selected output LED.
6.2
Restoring the Default EDID
To restore the default EDID, do the following:
1. Press the SELECT button several times until the OUTPUT LEDs flash
simultaneously.
2. Press the READ button.
The READ button illuminates.
The default EDID is stored in the non-volatile memory when the READ
button no longer illuminates as well as the output LEDs.
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6.3
Acquiring the Auto EDID
To acquire the Auto EDID, do the following:
1. Press the SELECT button several times until the OUTPUT LEDs flash in
sequence.
2. Press the READ button.
The READ button illuminates.
The auto EDID is stored in the non-volatile memory when the READ button
no longer illuminates as well as the output LEDs.
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Technical Specifications
INPUT:
1 HDMI Connector
OUTPUTS:
4 HDMI Connectors
MAX. DATA RATE:
6.75Gbps (2.25Gbps per graphic channel)
STANDARDS COMPLIANCE:
Supports HDMI and HDCP
CONTROLS:
SELECT and READ buttons for selecting and storing
EDID information
INDICATOR LEDs:
OUTPUTS 1 to 4, and ACTIVE LED
POWER CONSUMPTION:
100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 16VA
OPERATING TEMPERATURE:
0° to +40°C (32° to 104°F)
STORAGE TEMPERATURE:
-40° to +70°C (-40° to 158°F)
HUMIDITY:
10% to 90%, RHL non-condensing
DIMENSIONS:
19" x 7" x 1U (W, D, H) rack mountable
WEIGHT:
2.5kg. (5.5lbs) approx.
ACCESSORIES:
Power cord, rack “ears”
Specifications are subject to change without notice at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
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For the latest information on our products and a list of Kramer distributors,
visit our Web site where updates to this user manual may be found.
We welcome your questions, comments, and feedback.
Web site: www.kramerelectronics.com
E-mail: info@kramerel.com
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P/N:
SAFETY WARNING
Disconnect the unit from the power
supply before opening and servicing
2900- 000673
Rev: 3
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