CAT5 HD Extender

CAT5 HD Extender
CAT5 HD Extender
2305-4339
User Manual v1.0
Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the 2305-4339 CAT5 HD Extender. With the 2305-4339, you can send high-definition
audio and video from one or more sources to one or more displays over an Ethernet network. Furthermore, the
2305-4339 can also relay IR remote control signals, as well as PS/2 keyboard and mouse inputs from a remote
display location to a source PC or consumer electronics device.
IN ORDER TO PREVENT DAMAGE, READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS
ENTIRETY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO CONNECT OR POWER UP
ANY SINGLE DEVICE OR COMPONENT!
Hardware
Remote On/Off switch
VGA pass-through output
DC input jack
RJ45 network jack
DVI/VGA select switch
USB to PC
Ext. IR port
DVI-I video input
TX
One-port Transmitter
(PCA – PC Adapter)
STATUS LED
POWER LED
Audio ports
Reset button
Remote On/Off switch
STATUS LED
POWER LED
DC input jack
Ext. IR jack DVI-I video input Reset button
7x 10/100 Ethernet ports
USB to PC
DVI/VGA
Audio ports
VGA pass-through
Seven-port Transmitter
(PCA – PC Adapter)
Port / Connector
DC input Jack
USB to PC
Remote On/Off
External IR port
VGA pass-through
DVI/VGA select
DVI-I input
Status LED
Power LED
Audio ports
Reset button
Ethernet port(s)
Purpose
5V DC power input
Keyboard and mouse input to PC
Enables / Disables peripherals connected to receiver unit
Connects to IR emitter
Allows you to connect a local VGA monitor. Works only if source is also VGA.
Selects between the VGA or the DVI-D pins on the DVI-I input connector
Video signal input – utilizes either DVI-D or the VGA signals through the select switch
Displays network connection status
Displays power and operation mode status
Audio signal input from source to RX (speaker), and output audio from RX to PC (mic)
Resets unit, and provides operation mode selection
10/100 Ethernet connection(s) to RX unit(s) through LANs or direct connections
ACCESSORIES:
IR Transmitter
External IR
Receiver
VGA-M to DVI-F
adapter
DVI-M to VGA-F
adapter
Cables
IR receiver window
External IR jack
SOURCE button
POWER LED
STATUS LED
DC input jack
PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
RJ45 network jack
DVI-I video output
Audio ports
Reset button
RX
One-port Receiver
(TVA – TV Adapter)
Port / Connector
DC input Jack
PS/2 connectors
IR receiver window
External IR jack
Source button
DVI-I output
Status LED
Power LED
Audio ports
Reset button
Ethernet port
Purpose
5V DC power input
PS/2 keyboard and mouse input for remote PC control
Receives IR remote control signals
Connects to external IR receiver
Multifunction button that allows selection of various sources and other functions
Video signal output – transmits both DVI-D and VGA signals simultaneously
Displays network connection status
Displays power and operation mode status
Audio signal input from mic to TX, and output audio from TX to speakers
Resets unit, and provides operation mode selection
10/100 Ethernet connection from TX unit(s) through LAN or direct connection
Features and Specifications
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Very low latency Audio / SD and HD Video transmission over Ethernet networks
Send video from multiple sources to multiple destinations over the same Ethernet network
Adjustable bandwidth
Receivers can select which source transmitter to display using pushbutton and OSD
Standard 38 kHz IR remote control repeater from receiver back to transmitter
Accepts VGA and DVI-D input signals, including HDMI (NOTE: HDCP and digital audio are not supported,
and requires DVI-HDMI adapter, not included)
Accepts stereo audio input
Works with any computer operating system
Remote On/Off switch at transmitter disables peripherals connected to receiver
Relays mic input from receiver back to transmitter
Transmitter accepts video resolutions from 640 x 480 to 1920 x 1080, from 60Hz to 70Hz refresh
Built-in scaler scales output video to display’s capability regardless of input video resolution
Receiver output resolutions and frame rates are as follows:
o 640 x 480
70 fps
o 1360 x 768
30 fps
o 720 x 480
60 fps
o 1400 x 1050
30 fps
o 720 x 576
50 fps
o 1440 x 900
30 fps
o 800 x 600
70 fps
o 1600 x 1200
30 fps
o 1024 x 768
60 fps
o 1680 x 1050
30 fps
o 1280 x 720
30 fps
o 1920 x 1080
25 fps
o 1280 x 1024
30 fps
Receiver outputs both DVI-D and VGA signals, regardless of input signal on transmitter
Built-in browser-based configuration for easy user-setting of “Operational IP address” and device naming
Permanent, hard-coded “Setup IP address” are as follows:
o Transmitter (PCA)
192.168.168.21
o Receiver (TVA)
192.168.168.22
STATUS LED colors:
o Off
No network connection
o Green
Network connected
o Blinking green Network activity
o Orange/Red
High network bandwidth usage
POWER LED colors:
o Off
Unpowered
o Green
Powered on and connection established with corresponding TX or RX unit
o Red
Powered on, but no connection to corresponding TX or RX unit
o Blinking Red
Reset button held down, ready to enter Setup mode
o Orange
Unit is in Setup Mode
Configuration and Setup
1.
You will need to set fixed IP addresses for each of your 2305-4339 devices. This is necessary for proper
operation, and so that the 2305-4339 units will not interfere with any other devices on your network.
However, you can skip setting the IP addresses on the units, and go to Step 2, only if:
• The TX and RX units are connected only by an Ethernet cable, with no router or switch in
between (one-to-one operation):
TX
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RX
There is only one TX unit, and one or more RX units are connected through a switch, but no PCs
or routers are connected to that switch (one-to-many operation):
TX
RX
RX
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There is only one TX unit, and one or more RX units are connected through a switch. PCs and/or
routers are connected to that switch, but reside on a subnet other than 192.168.168.x (one-tomany operation):
TX
RX
PCs on 192.168.1.x subnet
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RX
1.1. First, you will need to connect a computer using an Ethernet cable to each 2305-4339 (TX and RX) unit in
order to access its configuration web page. In your computer’s network adapter settings, give it a fixed
IP address of 192.168.168.100, subnet mask 255.255.255.0.
In Windows XP, this can be done using the following procedure:
1.1.1. Go to CONTROL PANEL > NETWORK CONNECTIONS > right-click LOCAL AREA CONNECTIONS, then
click on STATUS. Click on the PROPERTIES button, scroll-down, and double-click on “Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP)”. In the next window, enter the IP address and subnet as shown below:
1.1.2. Click OK, then OK, then CLOSE.
1.2. Now, prepare the 2305-4339 unit to be configured and a small blunt instrument such as a toothpick or
straightened paperclip. Make sure the unit is unpowered and not connected to anything.
1.3. Using the blunt instrument, hold down the RESET button, then power on the unit by plugging in the
power adapter. When you see the POWER LED blink RED, release the RESET button, then the POWER
LED should turn ORANGE. Only when the POWER LED is ORANGE can you access the unit’s configuration
web page, also known as Setup Mode.
1.4. Next, connect the unit to your computer using any standard Ethernet cable. Once the cable is
connected, the STATUS LED turns green.
1.5. Open a browser, and enter the following “Setup IP address”, depending if the unit you are configuring is
a transmitter or a receiver:
1.5.1. Transmitter (PCA)
192.168.168.21
1.5.2. Receiver (TVA)
192.168.168.22
1.6. You will see the settings web page where you can enter the “Operational IP address”. This address is in
effect only when the device is in normal AV operation (when POWER LED is not ORANGE), and is
different from the “Setup IP address” above, which is permanent and cannot be changed. The “Setup IP
address” in effect only when the POWER LED is ORANGE. Even if you have set an “Operational IP
address” previously, entering this Setup mode will revert all settings back to the factory defaults:
Now, you can enter an IP address for this unit, and also a friendly device name. Some rules-of-thumb:
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Because the 2305-4339 units will not be interacting with any other devices on your network,
the IP address should be on a subnet which is currently not used by any device on your
network. For example, if your router and DHCP server use the 192.168.1.x subnet, you set
all your 2305-4339 devices to another subnet, such as its current factory subnet
192.168.168.x. However, be sure that every 2305-4339 unit has a unique address.
For the Device Name, use a descriptive name which can easily be identified by the user. See
example below.
Permitted IP Address Ranges:
• 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.254.254
• 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.254.254
• 10.0.0.0 to 10.254.254.254
• When done, click on SAVE, then EXIT. The unit will restart.
1.7. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from your computer and the unit. The 2305-4339 unit is now configured
with the IP address 192.168.168.200, and Device Name “Lobby TV”.
1.8. Repeat steps 1.2 to 1.7 for all 2305-4339 units in your setup, making sure each unit has a different IP
address, but MUST HAVE the same first three octets (ie. 192.168.168.x). Here is an example:
Unit Type
Device Name
IP Address
RX
Lobby TV
192.168.168.200
RX
Upstairs TV
192.168.168.201
TX
DVD-Player-1
192.168.168.202
TX
DVR
192.168.168.203
1.9. Go back to the TCP/IP properties window as shown in
step 1.1.1 above, and change it back to “Obtain an IP
address automatically”. Click OK, then OK, then CLOSE.
2.
Now that all your 2305-4339 devices are configured properly, you can begin connecting all the hardware and
peripherals together.
2.1. Receiver:
Connect your display to the receiver’s DVI-I port. You may need a DVI-VGA adapter, or
DVI-HDMI adapter. Next, plug in the speakers or audio amplifier to the Audio Out jack of the receiver. If
you are using a keyboard and/or mouse, you can plug those into the receiver as well. If you are using the
IR repeater function, you can either just use the built-in IR window on the receiver, or use the included
external receiver, and plug that into the Ext IR port in front. If you are using the device on a network, you
can plug an Ethernet cable into the receiver now, and that cable into the network.
RX
RX
The included all-in-one cable can be used to extend the devices if the RX is in an inaccessible location.
Lastly, power up the unit by plugging in its power adapter. The POWER LED should be RED, and the
STATUS LED should be GREEN.
RX
2.2. Transmitter:
The included all-in-one cable is used to conveniently connect a PC to the transmitter
Connect your computer or source device to the transmitter’s DVI-I port. You may need a DVI-VGA or
DVI-HDMI adapter. If the signal coming from the source is DVI or HDMI, be sure to set the DVI/VGA
switch to DVI. If the signal is VGA, set the switch to VGA. Next, plug one end of the audio cable into the
Audio In jack on the transmitter, and the other end into your computer or source device’s Line Out or
Speaker Out jack. The audio cable also has a pass-through female connector for a local speaker
connection. If you are using a keyboard and/or mouse, plug in the USB cable into the USB port on the
transmitter, and the other end into a free USB port on your computer. If you are using the IR repeater
function, plug the included IR emitter into the IR Out jack, and point the IR emitter to the device being
controlled. If you are using the device on a network, you can plug an Ethernet cable into the receiver
now, and that cable into the network, or you can plug the other end directly into the transmitter.
TX
Local speaker
Audio output
Line-In or Mic input
DVI or VGA output
USB
Setup with a PC
TX
Local speaker
Stereo
Out
HDMI-DVI-I
Adapter
(not included)
Setup with a Consumer Electronics device
such as a DVD player with HDMI output
HDMI
Out
At this point, you can also plug in a local VGA monitor to the transmitter. But note that the local VGA
monitor will only work if the input signal is also VGA.
TX
Lastly, power up the unit by plugging in it’s power adapter. The POWER LED should be RED, and the
STATUS LED should be GREEN.
TX
2.3. 7-port Transmitter:
The 7-port TX is identical as the1-port TX, except that it has a built-in 7-port
Ethernet switch with IGMP snooping, designed specifically for use with multiple 2305-4339 units. You
can plug seven other 2305-4339 devices directly into the 7-port TX, without the need for additional
network hardware.
7-port TX
RX
Direct to receivers
AND/OR
RX
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To other switches
RX
2.4. Repeat steps 2.1 to 2.3 above for all 2305-4339 devices that would be in use.
2.5. IMPORTANT: WHEN USING MULTIPLE TRANSMITTERS ON THE SAME NETWORK
Transmitters can consume up to 99% of available bandwidth on a 100Mb/s Ethernet link when running at
1080p. Therefore, the ideal method of connecting multiple transmitters to multiple receivers is to have
all transmitters connected to a single switch using a direct connection, without any additional 100Mb/s
switches in between. This ensures that each transmitter has a full 100Mb/s link to the switch:
TX
TX
TX
100Mb/s
100Mb/s
100Mb/s
100Mb/s
100Mb/s
100Mb/s switch with
IGMP snooping
100Mb/s
RX
RX
RX
An alternative is to have a Gigabit link in between switches to accommodate the additional bandwidth
used by the multiple transmitters:
TX
TX
TX
100Mb/s
100Mb/s switch w/ gigabit port
and IGMP snooping
100Mb/s
100Mb/s
1000Mb/s
100Mb/s
RX
100Mb/s
RX
100Mb/s switch w/ gigabit port
and IGMP snooping
100Mb/s
RX
Most importantly, switches used with multiple 2305-4339 transmitters must have “IGMP snooping”
functionality. This is critical in preventing multiple multicast streams from flooding the entire network,
causing all other network devices such as computers to have slow or no access to the network. The IGMP
snooping feature in switches intelligently identifies and routes the AV packets from the transmitters only
to the appropriate RX destinations, not to computers that don’t need it. This frees up bandwidth thereby
allowing other network traffic to pass.
OSD Functions
The RX includes an On-Screen Display (OSD) menu which is enabled by
pressing the SOURCE button on the front panel. The OSD menu provides the
user with various settings and the ability to select which source video stream
to display.
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SOURCE button
Press the SOURCE button to cycle through the various options.
To select an item, leave the desired item highlighted for three seconds.
RX (TVA) Setup via OSD
To set the options of the RX (TVA) unit, make sure that the RX is not connected to the network. Power it up
with a display, and the following message will appear:
SEARCHING PCA . . . NOT FOUND
Wait a few seconds until the message disappears, the press the SOURCE button to bring up the OSD:
> REFRESH
> TVA SETTING
> TVA OFF
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REFRESH will search the network again for any enabled TX (PCA) units
TVA SETTING brings up the options for the RX. Select this option to go to the next menu below
TVA OFF disables the RX from displaying any video or audio
> AUDIO INPUT
> IR INPUT
> RETURN
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AUDIO INPUT brings up the MIC input settings menu, see below
IR INPUT brings up the IR remote input menu settings menu, see below
RETURN goes to the previous menu
> MIC IN DISABLE
> MIC IN ENABLE
> RETURN
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MIC IN DISABLE turns off the MIC input to save bandwidth
MIC IN ENABLE turns on the MIC input
RETURN goes to the previous menu
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IR DISABLE
INTERNAL IR
EXTERNAL IR
RETURN
IR DISABLE turns off the IR repeater to save bandwidth
INTERNAL IR enables the IR repeater using the front-panel IR receiver
EXTERNAL IR enables the IR repeater using the external IR jack
RETURN goes to the previous menu
2.
Run-time OSD
When the RX is streaming video from a source transmitter, the OSD options are different than in #1 above.
Again, pressing the SOURCE button brings up the OSD:
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DVD-1 (00:00:20) connected
APPLE-3 (00:00:26)
REFRESH
VGA SYNC
PCA SETTING
TVA OFF
EXIT
In the Run-Time OSD, the list of available transmitters is listed first. In the example here, two
transmitters are shown, “DVD-1” and “APPLE-3”. The numbers in the parentheses are its MAC
addresses. The “connected” status indicates that this RX unit is currently showing the AV stream
from the transmitter “DVD-1”.
To select another transmitter’s content to display, simply press the SOURCE button again until it is
highlighted, wait three seconds, and its stream will be shown instead.
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VGA SYNC (appears only if input at transmitter is VGA) re-synchronizes VGA signal
REFRESH will search the network again for any enabled TX (PCA) units
PCA SETTING brings up the options for the currently selected transmitter. Select this option to go to
the next menu below
TVA OFF disables the RX from displaying any video or audio
EXIT turns off the OSD
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MULTI/ONE TVA
BANDWIDTH SETTING
INFORMATION
EXIT
MULTI/ONE TVA brings up the MULTI/ONE menu below
BANDWIDTH SETTING brings up the BANDWIDTH menu below
INFORMATION displays the current operating modes of both the receiver and currently
selected transmitter
EXIT turns off the OSD
> ONE TVA ONLY
> MULTI TVA
> EXIT
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ONE TVA ONLY sets the currently selected transmitter to Unicast mode wherein
only this receiver can display that transmitter’s content
MULTI TVA sets the currently selected transmitter to Multicast mode wherein more
than one receiver can display that transmitter’s content
EXIT turns off the OSD
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LOW
MID
HIGH
EXIT
LOW, MID and HIGH are various bandwidth settings which can be selected to save
network bandwidth. These settings are effective only when the content being
displayed is 1280x720 or higher
EXIT turns off the OSD
PCA
PROTOCOL VERSION
SUPPORT MULTI TVA
BANDIWDTH High
DVI IN 1024*768
TVA – Master
PROTOCOL VERSION
DVI OUT 1024*768
MIC IN
INTERNAL IR
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Here is the INFORMATION screen. It displays all the relevant information about the
RX (TVA) and the currently selected transmitter (PCA).
Keyboard, Mouse, Mic and IR Remote Repeater Use
Input devices can be connected to the RX in order to control the transmitting device connected to a 1-port or 7port TX. These devices can be a PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, microphone, or standard IR remote control. The
microphone is set up in a similar way – simply plug in the mic or other low-level audio source into the MIC-IN jack
on the RX. Make sure that the MIC IN is enabled in the OSD.
RX
As for the remote repeater, you can either use the built-in or external IR receiver on the RX side. On the
transmitting side, plug in the included IR transmitter into the IR OUT port, and aim it directly at the AV device’s IR
receiver window. Ensure that the proper IR setting is selected in the OSD.
RX
TX
Simply plug in the PS/2 devices into their respective ports on the transmitter, then power up the receiver. On the
transmitter side, use the included USB cable to connect the transmitter’s USB port to an unused USB port on the
computer. Your computer may prompt you that it has detected new hardware, so just follow the prompts to
complete the installation process.
TX
USB
One important note when using multiple receivers per transmitter: Only the MASTER RX will have the functional
keyboard, mouse, and IR port with respect to each transmitter. To set which RX is the MASTER unit, turn off all
other RX units, power up the desired unit first, and allow it to establish a connected to the transmitter. See the
INFORMATION OSD screen above on how to display the RX’s MASTER/SLAVE status. When the desired RX unit is
already set as MASTER, all other RX units can be powered up.
TX
PC
100Mb/s switch
MASTER unit –
connected 1st
RX
RX
RX
SLAVE units - connected
after MASTER
Remote On – Off Switch
Each TX transmitter unit has a front-panel REMOTE ON/OFF switch. This switch disables all input devices
(keyboard, mouse, and IR remote control on a Master RX) from controlling the computer or AV device connected
to the transmitter.
Remote On/Off switch
RX
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