VS-84HDCPxl
K R A ME R E LE CT R O N IC S L TD .
USER MANUAL
MODEL:
VS-84HDCPxl
8x4 DVI Matrix Switcher
P/N: 2900-300017 Rev 10
Contents
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Introduction
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2.1
2.2
2.3
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3.1
3.2
3.3
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Getting Started
Achieving the Best Performance
Safety Instructions
Recycling Kramer Products
Overview
About Fast Switching
Defining the VS-84HDCPxl 8x4 DVI Matrix Switcher
Using the IR Transmitter
Installing in a Rack
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5.1
5.2
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6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
6.8
6.9
6.10
Connecting the VS-84HDCPxl
Connecting to the VS-84HDCPxl via RS-232
Connecting via Ethernet
Operating the VS-84HDCPxl 8x4 DVI Matrix Switcher
Routing Inputs to Outputs
Disconnecting the Outputs
Storing and Recalling a Setup
Changing the Port Switching Speed
Setting HDCP to On/Off
Acquiring the EDID
Locking and Unlocking the Front Panel
Resetting the Ethernet Configuration to Default Values
Controlling Configuration via the Ethernet Port
Firmware Upgrade
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Technical Specifications
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Default Communication Parameters
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Kramer Protocol 2000
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Figures
Figure 1: VS-84HDCPxl 8x4 DVI Matrix Switcher Front Panel
Figure 2: VS-84HDCPxl 8x4 DVI Matrix Switcher Rear Panel
Figure 3: Connecting to the VS-84HDCPxl Rear Panel
Figure 4: SELECTOR Buttons
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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 14 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; GROUP 11:
Sierra Video Products; GROUP 12: Digital Signage; GROUP 13: Audio; and
GROUP 14: Collaboration.
Congratulations on purchasing your Kramer VS-84HDCPxl 8x4 DVI Matrix
Switcher, which is ideal for the following typical applications:

Conference room presentations

Advertising

Rental and staging
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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
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2.1
Review the contents of this user manual
Go to http://www.kramerelectronics.com/support/product_downloads.asp
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:

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)

Do not secure the cables in tight bundles or roll the slack into tight coils

Avoid interference from neighboring electrical appliances that may adversely
influence signal quality

Position your Kramer VS-84HDCPxl 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.
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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 high-quality Kramer VS-84HDCPxl is an HDCP compatible 4 x 8 DVI Matrix
Switcher that accepts up to eight DVI inputs and routes the selected DVI input
signal to any or all of four DVI outputs.
Note that only the digital signal (DVI-D) is available on the DVI connector.
The VS-84HDCPxl features:

Max. Data Rate - 6.75Gbps (2.25Gbps per graphic channel)
Suitable for resolutions up to UXGA at 60Hz, and for all HD resolutions

HDTV Compatibility

HDCP Compliance

HDMI Support for Deep Color, x.v.Color™, 3D Pass-Through, HDMI
Compressed Audio Channels

Input/Output - DVI-D signals (on DVI-I connectors)

Kramer Equalization & re-Klocking™ Technology - Rebuilds the digital signal
integrity to travel longer distances

Fast Switching Technology - Reduces switching delay between DVI/HDMI
sources

Output Disconnect - Each output

Front Panel Lockout

Memory Locations - Stores multiple switches as presets to be recalled and
executed when needed
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Worldwide Power Supply - 100-240V AC

Standard 19-inch Rack Mount Size - 2U. Rack “ears” included
VS-84HDCPxl - Overview
You can control the VS-84HDCPxl using the front panel buttons or remotely via:

RS-232 serial commands transmitted by a touch screen system, PC or other
serial controller
3.1

The Kramer infrared remote control transmitter

An external remote IR receiver (optional), see Section 3.3

The Ethernet port
About Fast Switching
Older display devices required a longer time between the loss of one digital signal
and the introduction of another, as well as a physical disconnection of the
interconnecting cable in order to be able to detect and adjust to the new video
attributes and parameters. Normal switching, therefore, introduced a 5V signal
disconnection along with a delay in switching. Many newer display devices,
however, are now capable of “on-the-fly” switching.
Depending on the display device in use, the VS-84HDCPxl allows for fast
switching (minor reset and the connection kept alive) and extra fast switching (no
reset and the connection kept alive). Using the fast and extra fast switching modes
allows for fraction-of-a-second switching times when using high performance
display devices or when using a scaler on the video output.
3.2
Defining the VS-84HDCPxl 8x4 DVI Matrix Switcher
This section defines the VS-84HDCPxl.
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Figure 1: VS-84HDCPxl 8x4 DVI Matrix Switcher Front Panel
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Feature
Function
1
IR Receiver and LED
IR remote control sensor. LED lights yellow when receiving an IR signal
2
POWER LED
Lights green when the unit is turned on
3
ALL Button
Press to select all inputs or all outputs (see Section 6.1)
4
OFF Button
Press to disconnect one or all outputs (see Section 6.2)
5
SELECT OUT Buttons
Press to select an output (from 1 to 4)
6
SELECT IN Buttons
Press to select an input (from 1 to 8)
7
STO Button
Press to store a switching configuration
8
RCL Button
Press to recall a switching configuration
9
LOCK Button
Press and hold to lock the front panel buttons and to acquire the EDID (see Section 6.7). Press and
hold a second time to unlock the front panel buttons
10
EDID Button
Press to acquire the EDID
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OUTPUT 1 to 4
Indicates the output channels and their respective input selections on the 7-segment display
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INPUT 7-segment Display
Number shown on the display indicates the relevant input channel
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Figure 2: VS-84HDCPxl 8x4 DVI Matrix Switcher Rear Panel
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Feature
Function
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INPUT DVI Connectors
Connect to the DVI sources (from 1 to 8)
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RS-232 9-pin D-sub (F) Connector
Connect to a PC or the serial remote controller (see Section 8)
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ETHERNET RJ-45 Connector
Connect to a PC or other Ethernet controller via a LAN (see Section 8)
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RESET Button
Press and hold to reset the Ethernet configuration to its factory default values (see Section 8)
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OUTPUT DVI Connectors
Connect to the DVI acceptors (from 1 to 4)
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REMOTE IR 3.5mm Mini Jack
Connect to an external IR receiver unit for controlling the machine via an IR remote controller
(instead of using the front panel IR receiver)
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Mains Power Connector with Switch
and Fuse
Connect to the AC mains supply and use the switch to turn the device on or off
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3.3
Using the IR Transmitter
You can use the RC-IR3 IR transmitter to control the machine via the built-in IR
receiver on the front panel or, instead, via an optional external IR receiver (Model:
C-A35M/IRR-50). The external IR receiver can be located up to 15 meters away
from the machine. This distance can be extended to up to 60 meters when used
with three extension cables (Model: C-A35M/A35F-50).
Before using the external IR receiver, be sure to arrange for your Kramer dealer to
insert the internal IR connection cable (P/N: 505-70434010-S) with the 3.5mm
connector that fits into the REMOTE IR opening on the rear panel. Connect the
external IR receiver to the REMOTE IR 3.5mm connector.
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Installing in a Rack
This section provides instructions for rack mounting the unit.
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Connecting the VS-84HDCPxl
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Always switch off the power to each device before connecting it to your
VS-84HDCPxl. After connecting your VS-84HDCPxl, connect its
power and then switch on the power to each device.
To connect the VS-84HDCPxl as illustrated in the example in Figure 3:
1. Connect up to eight DVI sources (for example, DVD players) to the IN DVI
connectors.
2. Connect the OUT DVI connectors to up to four DVI acceptors (for example,
DVI displays).
3. If required, connect a PC and/or controller to the RS-232 port (see
Section 5.1) and/or the Ethernet port (see Section 5.2).
4. Connect the device to the mains electricity (not shown in Figure 3).
5. Power the device.
6. If required, acquire the EDID (see Section 6.6).
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Figure 3: Connecting to the VS-84HDCPxl Rear Panel
5.1
Connecting to the VS-84HDCPxl via RS-232
You can connect to the VS-84HDCPxl via an RS-232 connection using, for
example, a PC. Note that a null-modem adapter/connection is not required.
To connect to the VS-84HDCPxl via RS-232:

Connect the RS-232 9-pin D-sub rear panel port on the VS-84HDCPxl unit
via a 9-wire straight cable (only pin 2 to pin 2, pin 3 to pin 3, and pin 5 to pin
5 need to be connected) to the RS-232 9-pin D-sub port on your PC
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5.2
Connecting via Ethernet
You can connect to the VS-84HDCPxl via Ethernet using either of the following
methods:

Directly to the PC using a crossover cable (see Section 5.2.1)

Via a network hub, switch, or router, using a straight-through cable (see
Section 5.2.2)
After connecting the VS-84HDCPxl to the Ethernet port, configure your local
Ethernet port by following the instructions in the Ethernet Configuration
(K-LanConfigurator) guide available from
http://www.kramerelectronics.com/support/product_downloads.asp or from the
Downloads section of the VS-84HDCPxl Web page.
Note: If you want to connect via a router and your IT system is based on IPv6,
speak to your IT department for specific installation instructions.
5.2.1
Connecting the Ethernet Port Directly to a PC
You can connect the Ethernet port of the VS-84HDCPxl directly to the Ethernet
port on your PC using a crossover cable with RJ-45 connectors.
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5.2.2
This type of connection is recommended for identifying the
VS-84HDCPxl with the factory configured default IP address.
Connecting the Ethernet Port via a Network Hub or Switch
You can connect the Ethernet port of the VS-84HDCPxl to the Ethernet port on a
network hub or using a straight-through cable with RJ-45 connectors.
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Operating the VS-84HDCPxl 8x4 DVI Matrix
Switcher
This section describes how to:
6.1
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Route inputs to outputs (see Section 6.1)

Disconnect outputs (see Section 6.2)
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Store and recall a setup (see Section 6.3)

Changing the port switching speed (see Section 6.4)
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Set HDCP on or off (see Section 6.5)

Acquire the EDID (see Section 6.6)
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Lock and unlock the front panel (see Section 6.7)

Reset the Ethernet configuration to default values (see Section 6.8)

Control the machine via the Ethernet port (see Section 6.9)

Upgrade the Firmware (see Section 6.10)
Routing Inputs to Outputs
To route an input to an output:

Press an OUT key, followed by an IN key to route this input to that output
To route one input to all outputs:
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6.2
Press ALL followed by an IN button. The input is routed to all outputs
Disconnecting the Outputs
To disconnect one output:
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Press the OUT button of the output to disconnect and press OFF
To disconnect all outputs at once:

Press the ALL button and then press OFF. This disconnects all the outputs
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6.3
Storing and Recalling a Setup
You can use the STO and RCL buttons to store up to 12 setups and then recall
them as illustrated in Figure 4.
IN 1 is used for setup number 1 and OUT 1 is used for setup number 9.
Figure 4: SELECTOR Buttons
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The gray numbers (1 to 12) in Figure 4 that illustrate the corresponding
store/recall configuration numbers are for the purpose of illustration
only and do not actually appear on the buttons.
To store a setup (for example, to preset 10):
1. Configure the switching as required for the preset
2. Press the STO button.
The STO button flashes.
3. Select an OUT or IN SELECT button to store the machine setup (for
example, OUT 2 for preset 10).
4. Press the STO button to store the current setup.
In this example, the OUT 2 button stores the setup.
Press the STO button within 10 seconds as the store operation times out automatically
after this period.
To recall a setup (for example, from preset 10):
1. Press the RCL button.
The RCL button flashes.
2. Press the relevant OUT or IN button that stored the setup.
In this example, press OUT 2 for preset 10.
3. Press the RCL button to recall the stored setup.
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6.4
Changing the Port Switching Speed
The switching speed can be set per port to any of the following:

3—Normal (default)

2—Fast

1—Extra fast
To change the port switching speed:
1. Ensure that the device is in normal switching mode, (that is, not Store,
Recall or EDID mode).
2. Press the RCL and EDID buttons at the same time.
The RCL and EDID buttons flash, and the display indicates the switching
speed mode of each port.
IN 1, IN 2 and IN 3 are illuminated (red).
3. Press one or more (or ALL) of the OUT buttons to select the port to change.
The selected port setting on the LED display flashes.
4. Press one of the IN 1/IN 2/IN 3 button to toggle the switching speed, (to Extra
fast/Fast/Normal, respectively).
The switching speed displayed changes for the selected ports.
5. Press the LOCK button to confirm the change.
The switching speed for the selected port is changed and the device reverts
to the normal switching mode.
Note: If the LOCK button is not pressed within about 12 seconds, the device exits
the port speed switching mode automatically and all changes are lost.
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6.5
Setting HDCP to On/Off
HDCP support can be enabled (On) or disabled (Off) for each of the HDMI inputs,
allowing the source to transmit a non-HDCP signal if required (for example, when
working with a Mac computer)
To set the HDCP:
1. Turn the power off on the machine.
2. Press and hold the IN 1, IN 2 and LOCK buttons simultaneously and turn the
power on while pressing these buttons (you will need more than one person
to perform this step).
The machine is set to the HDCP enable/disable mode.
The input front panel buttons’ status indicates the HDCP state of each input:

HDCP enabled (ON) on an input – that input button is illuminated

HDCP disabled (OFF) on an input – that button is not illuminated
3. Press an input button to change its status.
You can press one or more inputs.
4. Once you have changed the status of HDCP on the inputs as desired, press
the EDID to save the changes and exit the HDCP enable/disable mode to
return to normal operation.
Note: If the EDID button is not pressed within about 12 seconds, the device exits
the port speed switching mode automatically and all changes are lost.
6.6
Acquiring the EDID
You can acquire the EDID from:
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One output set to one or more of the four inputs (see Section 6.6.1)

Different outputs set to different inputs (see Section 6.6.2)

The default EDID (see Section 6.6.3)
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6.6.1
Acquiring an EDID from a Single Connected Output
To acquire or change the EDID of a new output display:
1. Connect the required acceptor to the output from which you want to acquire
the EDID.
2. Press the EDID and STO buttons simultaneously and hold them for 3
seconds.
Both buttons flash.
3. Press the IN SELECT button to which the EDID is to be copied.
The selected input number flashes on the display.
4. Select the OUT SELECT button from which the EDID is to be acquired.
5. Press the EDID button.
The EDID has been captured when the display returns to normal.
6.6.2
Acquiring an EDID from Several Sets of Inputs and Outputs
To acquire the EDID from several sets of inputs and outputs (for example, OUT 1
to IN 1 and OUT 4 to IN 3):
1. Connect the required acceptors to the outputs from which you want to
acquire the EDID.
2. Press the EDID and STO buttons simultaneously and hold them for 3
seconds.
Both buttons flash.
3. Press the SELECT IN button to which the first EDID is to be copied (for
example, IN 1).
The selected input number flashes on the display.
4. Press the SELECT OUT button from which the first EDID is to be acquired
(for example, OUT 1).
5. Press the SELECT IN 1 button again.
The IN 1 button stops flashing.
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6. Press another SELECT IN to which the next EDID is to be copied (for
example, IN 3).
The selected input number flashes on the display.
7. Press the SELECT OUT button from which the next EDID is to be acquired
(for example, OUT 4).
8. Press the SELECT IN 3 button again.
The IN 3 button stops flashing.
9. Press the SELECT IN buttons to which you want to copy the EDID (for
example, IN 1 and IN 3).
10. Insure that the relevant input numbers flash on the display.
11. Press the EDID button.
The process is complete when the display returns to normal.
6.6.3
Acquiring the Default EDID
To reset to the default EDID:
1. Press the EDID and STO buttons simultaneously and hold them for 3
seconds.
Both buttons flash.
2. Press the SELECT IN button that copies the EDID.
The selected input number flashes on the display.
3. Press the OFF button until a "0" (zero) appears on the display.
4. Press the EDID button.
The process is complete when the display returns to normal.
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6.7
Locking and Unlocking the Front Panel
To prevent unintended tampering with the unit via the front panel buttons, lock
your VS-84HDCPxl.
To lock the VS-84HDCPxl:

6.8
Press the PANEL LOCK button on the front
Resetting the Ethernet Configuration to Default Values
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This procedure resets only the IP related parameters. All switching and
preset values remain unchanged.
To reset the IP parameters to their default values (see Section ‎8):

Press and hold the ETH Reset button on the rear panel while powering up
the device
6.9
Controlling Configuration via the Ethernet Port
To control several units via Ethernet, connect the Master unit (Machine # 1)
Ethernet port on your PC. Use your PC to configure the initial settings (see
Section 5.1).
6.10
Firmware Upgrade
Instructions for upgrading the firmware can be found in the STC Firmware
Upgrade document.
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Technical Specifications
INPUTS:
8 DVI connectors
OUTPUTS:
4 DVI connectors
MAX. DATA RATE:
6.75Gbps (2.25Gbps per graphic channel)
COMPLIANCE WITH
STANDARDS:
Supports DVI and HDCP
MAX RESOLUTION:
Up to UXGA; 1080p
POWER CONSUMPTION:
100-240VAC, 50-60Hz; 38VA (500mA maximum)
CONTROLS:
Front panel buttons, infrared remote control transmitter,
RS-232, Ethernet
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 2U W, D, H
WEIGHT:
2.7kg (5.95lbs) approx.
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES:
Power cord, IR transmitter, rack “ears”
OPTIONS:
External remote IR receiver cable
Specifications are subject to change without notice at http://www.kramerelectronics.com
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Default Communication Parameters
RS-232
Protocol 2000
Baud Rate:
9600
Data Bits:
8
Stop Bits:
1
Parity:
None
Command Format:
HEX
Example (Output 1 to Input 1):
0x01, 0x81, 0x81, 0x81
Ethernet
IP Address:
192.168.1.39
TCP Port:
5000
UDP Port
50000
Subnet Mask:
255.255.255.0
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Kramer Protocol 2000
The Kramer Protocol 2000 RS-232/RS-485 communication uses four bytes of
information as defined below.
MSB
LSB
1st Byte
0
7
DESTINATION
D
6
INSTRUCTION
N2
2
N5
5
N4
4
N3
3
2nd Byte
1
7
I6
6
I5
5
I4
4
INPUT
I3
3
3rd Byte
1
7
O6
6
O5
5
O4
4
OUTPUT
O3
3
4th Byte
1
7
OVR
6
X
5
M4
4
M3
3
N1
1
N0
0
I2
2
I1
1
I0
0
O2
2
O1
1
O0
0
MACHINE NUMBER
M2
M1
2
1
M0
0
1st BYTE:
Bit 7 – Defined as 0.
D – “DESTINATION”:
0 - for sending information to the switchers (from the PC);
1 - for sending to the PC (from the switcher).
N5…N0 – “INSTRUCTION”
The function that is to be performed by the switcher(s) is defined by the INSTRUCTION (6 bits). Similarly, if a function is
performed via the machine’s keyboard, then these bits are set with the INSTRUCTION NO., which was performed. The
instruction codes are defined according to the table below (INSTRUCTION NO. is the value to be set for N5…N0).
Bit 7 – Defined as 1.
I6…I0 – “INPUT”.
When switching (ie. instruction codes 1 and 2), the INPUT (7 bits) is set as the input number which is to be switched.
Similarly, if switching is done via the machine’s front-panel, then these bits are set with the INPUT NUMBER which was
switched. For other operations, these bits are defined according to the table.
2nd BYTE:
Bit 7 – Defined as 1.
O6…O0 – “OUTPUT”.
When switching (ie. instruction codes 1 and 2), the OUTPUT (7 bits) is set as the output number which is to be
switched. Similarly, if switching is done via the machine’s front-panel, then these bits are set with the OUTPUT
NUMBER which was switched. For other operations, these bits are defined according to the table.
3rd BYTE:
Bit 7 – Defined as 1.
Bit 5 – Don’t care.
OVR – Machine number override.
M4…M0 – MACHINE NUMBER.
Used to address machines in a system via their machine numbers. When several machines are controlled from a single
serial port, they are usually configured together with each machine having an individual machine number. If the OVR bit
is set, then all machine numbers accept (implement) the command, and the addressed machine replies. For a single
machine controlled via the serial port, always set M4…M0 = 1, and make sure that the machine itself is configured as
MACHINE NUMBER = 1.
4th BYTE:
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All the values in the table are decimal, unless otherwise stated
VS-84HDCPxl - Kramer Protocol 2000
Instruction Codes for Protocol 2000
Instruction
Definition for Specific Instruction
#
Description
Input
Output
Notes
0
RESET VIDEO
0
0
1
1
SWITCH VIDEO
Set equal to video input
which is to be switched
(0 = disconnect)
Set equal to video output
which is to be switched
(0 = to all the outputs)
2, 15
3
STORE VIDEO
STATUS
Set as SETUP #
0 - to store
1 - to delete
2, 3, 15
4
RECALL VIDEO
STATUS
Set as SETUP #
0
2, 3, 15
5
REQUEST
STATUS OF A
VIDEO OUTPUT
Set as SETUP #
Equal to output number whose
status is required
4, 3
15
REQUEST
WHETHER SETUP
IS DEFINED /
VALID INPUT IS
DETECTED
SETUP #
or
Input #
0 - for checking if setup is
defined
1 - for checking if input is valid
8
30
LOCK FRONT
PANEL
0 - Panel unlocked
1 - Panel locked
0
2
31
REQUEST
WHETHER PANEL
IS LOCKED
0
0
16
61
IDENTIFY
MACHINE
1 - video machine name
2 - audio machine name
3 - video software version
4 - audio software version
5 - RS422 controller name
6 - RS422 controller version
7 - remote control name
8 - remote software version
9 - Protocol 2000 revision
0 - Request first 4 digits
1 - Request first suffix
2 - Request second suffix
3 - Request third suffix
10 - Request first prefix
11 - Request second prefix
12 - Request third prefix
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DEFINE MACHINE
1 - number of inputs
2 - number of outputs
3 - number of setups
1 - for video
2 - for audio
3 - for SDI
4 - for remote panel
5 - for RS-422 controller
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NOTES on the above table:
NOTE 1 - When the master switcher is reset, (e.g. when it is turned on), the reset code is sent to the PC. If this code is
sent to the switchers, it resets according to the present power-down settings.
NOTE 2 - These are bi-directional definitions. That is, if the switcher receives the code, it performs the instruction; and if
the instruction is performed (due to a keystroke operation on the front panel), then these codes are sent. For example, if
the HEX code
01
85
88
83
was sent from the PC, then the switcher (machine 3) switches input 5 to output 8. If the user switched input 1 to output 7
via the front panel keypad, then the switcher sends HEX codes:
41
81
87
83
to the PC.
When the PC sends one of the commands in this group to the switcher, then, if the instruction is valid, the switcher
replies by sending to the PC the same four bytes that it was sent (except for the first byte, where the DESTINATION bit
is set high).
NOTE 3 - SETUP # 0 is the present setting. SETUP # 1 and higher are the settings saved in the switcher's memory, (i.e.
those used for Store and Recall).
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NOTE 4 - The reply to a "REQUEST" instruction is as follows: the same instruction and INPUT codes as were sent are
returned, and the OUTPUT is assigned the value of the requested parameter. The replies to instructions 10 and 11 are
as per the definitions in instructions 7 and 8 respectively. For example, if the present status of machine number 5 is
breakaway setting, then the reply to the HEX code
0B
80
80
85
would be HEX codes
4B
80
81
85
NOTE 8 - The reply is as in TYPE 3 above, except that here the OUTPUT is assigned with the value 0 if the setup is not
defined / no valid input is detected; or 1 if it is defined / valid input is detected.
NOTE 13 - This is a request to identify the switcher/s in the system. If the OUTPUT is set as 0, and the INPUT is set as
1, 2, 5 or 7, the machine sends its name. The reply is the decimal value of the INPUT and OUTPUT. For example, for a
2216, the reply to the request to send the audio machine name would be (HEX codes):
7D
96
90
81 (i.e. 128dec+ 22dec for 2nd byte, and 128dec+ 16dec for 3rd byte).
If the request for identification is sent with the INPUT set as 3 or 4, the appropriate machine sends its software version
number. Again, the reply would be the decimal value of the INPUT and OUTPUT - the INPUT representing the number
in front of the decimal point, and the OUTPUT representing the number after it. For example, for version 3.5, the reply to
the request to send the version number would be (HEX codes):
7D
83
85
81 (i.e. 128dec+ 3dec for 2nd byte, 128dec+ 5dec for 3rd byte).
If the OUTPUT is set as 1, then the ASCII coding of the lettering following the machine’s name is sent. For example, for
the VS-7588YC, the reply to the request to send the first suffix would be (HEX codes):
7D
D9
C3
81 (i.e. 128dec+ ASCII for “Y”; 128dec+ ASCII for “C”).
NOTE 14 - The number of inputs and outputs refers to the specific machine which is being addressed, not to the
system. For example, if six 16X16 matrices are configured to make a 48X32 system (48 inputs, 32 outputs), the reply to
the HEX code
3E
82
81
82 (ie. request the number of outputs)
would be HEX codes
7E
82
90
82
ie. 16 outputs
NOTE 15 – When the OVR bit (4th byte) is set, then the “video” commands have universal meaning. For example,
instruction 1 (SWITCH VIDEO) causes all units (including audio, data, etc.) to switch. Similarly, if a machine is in
“FOLLOW” mode, it performs any “video” instruction.
NOTE 16 - The reply to the “REQUEST WHETHER PANEL IS LOCKED” is as in NOTE 4 above, except that here the
OUTPUT is assigned with the value 0 if the panel is unlocked, or 1 if it is locked.
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