Installation and Operation Manual

Installation and Operation Manual
V-Switch quad II
Installation and Operation Manual
HETEC Datensysteme GmbH
Landsberger Straße 65
82110 Germering, Germany
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V-Switch quad II
Multiviewer | KVM Switch | Scaler | Video Converter
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION FEATURES
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS SAFETY GUIDELINES HARDWARE - FRONT PANEL - LED indicators - Push buttons - Additional button functions - REAR PANEL - Power / Reset / Monitor
- DVI-I / RS 232 / USB
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INSTALLATION Connecting unit to power Connecting console (monitor, keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, trackball) Connecting sources / computers Connecting USB devices
Powering up the system
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - OVERVIEW OSD - MAIN MENU WINDOW OSD - NAVIGATION OSD SYSTEM - HOTKEY - HOTMOUSE FUNCTION - QUAD MODE - OSD POSITION - OSD LANGUAGE - SECURITY - SECURITY LEVELS - TEST PATTERN - DISABLE CHANNEL - CONTROL - DCP control - Example of DCP control
- DCP synchronize
- Example of DCP synchronization
- SECURITY LEVELS
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OSD MODE 27
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- PIP - START
OSD CONFIGURATION - BACKUP - RECALL - FACTORY RESET 32
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OSD CONSOLE 34
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- VIDEO OUTPUT - LAYOUT / LANGUAGE - Touchscreen
- Fade
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY (continued)
OSD VIDEO - input status
- DVI/VGA
- BRIGHTNESS - CONTRAST - HORIZONTAL POSITION - VERTICAL POSITION - SCREEN WIDTH - PHASE - FORMAT 41
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OSD COMPUTER
- KEYBOARD - MOUSE - RESET PS/2 - CHANGE EDID/DDC 46
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OSD USB device 1-4
- usb port status
- switching mode
- change name
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OSD HELP
- HOTKEY
- ABOUT - CONTACT 53
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hotmouse
ACTIVATING Hotmouse Cursor Hotmouse Cursor IN FULLSCREEN MODE / QUAD MODE Hotmouse Cursor IN PIP MODE Hotmouse Menu
- ACTIVATING - OPERATING - MODE - QUAD - FULL - PIP 54
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SERVICE Maintenance and Repair - Technical Support 62
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ANNEX DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY FCC DECLARATION
keyboard Commands
DEVICE CONFIGURATION PROGRAM
FIRMWARE UPDATE SERIAL CABLE
Dcp-Xml Remote Control
SUPPORTED TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER
SUPPORTED VIDEO INPUT
SUPPORTED VIDEO OUTPUT
CASCADING
DELIVERABLES
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INTRODUCTION
FEATURES
Thank you for choosing V-Switch quad II from HETEC. This product represents the latest state-of-the-art technology in keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switching. The V-Switch quad II‘s key advantage over conventional
KVM switches is that it allows you to simultaneously display and administer 4 computers on a single console. It
combines key features of a high-end KVM switch and a digital multiviewer scaling and converting videos at both
inputs and output.
DISPLAY MODES
QUAD MODE u
In this mode, the screen is split into four fields of equal
size each displaying the entire screen contents of one
source.
t FULLSCREEN MODE
In Fullscreen mode, one of the four sources
is displayed in full screen size and maximum
resolution.
PiP MODE (Picture in Picture) u
Using this feature, the full screen display of one of the
four video sources is accompanied by one to three small
images (thumbnails) of the other video sources which
are displayed on the right hand side of the screen allowing
simultaneous monitoring.
All PiP display modes are described in chapter
OSD – MODE – PIP (pages 27ff).
t DUAL MODE
In Dual mode the left halves of the fullscreen images
from two video sources are displayed side by side at
full size and at full vertical resolution. For a version of
Dual mode with two images side by side at full size
(entire screen content, not only left halves) see page 22.
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DVI & VGA
V-Switch quad II supports resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz for both DVI and VGA.
Any combination of VGA and DVI at all standard resolutions is possible at inputs and output. Analog video input
is converted to digital. If an analog display is connected, V-Switch quad II converts the digital signal to analog at
the output. Internally, V-Switch quad II processes video purely digital guaranteeing best digital image quality.
USB & PS/2 for keyboard / mouse / touch screen / trackball Use either PS/2 or USB ports on the computer to connect keyboard and mouse to V-Switch quad II. It supports
any combination.
To connect the console, V-Switch quad II features two USB ports for mouse, keyboard, touchscreen or trackball
connection.
Transparent USB 2.0
V-Switch quad II features a transparent high speed USB 2.0 matrix: USB 2.0 devices (e.g. printer, external
memory, memory stick,webcam, 3D mouse, finger printer) can be switched to computers connected.
Operation There are six ways to operate V-Switch quad II, switch channels, and select display modes:
1. Using the buttons on the front of the unit
2. Using configurable hotkeys
3. Using the unit’s external configuration program on a remote computer
4. Via a serial port using the protocol DCP XML
5. Using mouse functions (Hotmouse)
6. Using a touch screen
The configuration of V-Switch quad II is effected via an On Screen Display (OSD) opened and navigated either
with keyboard commands or front panel buttons or remotely via ConfDev on an external PC.
The LEDs on the front panel indicate the unit’s current status.
Use the serial (RS232) port for remote control and firmware updates.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Casing:
Desktop or 19“, black (RAL 9005)
Dimensions WxDxH: 43.6 x 23.4 x 4.4 cm
Weight: 2.9 kg
Operating controls: Front panel: Four channel selection buttons, one Quad mode button, one
PiP mode button, one Fullscreen mode button
Rear panel: One Power On/Off switch, one Reset button
Indicators: Four active channel indicator LEDs, one Quad mode LED, one PiP mode LED, one Fullscreen mode LED
Computer ports: 4 x DVI-I (analog and digital), 4 x PS/2, 4 x USB
Console ports: 1 x DVI-I, 2 x USB for keyboard and mouse
Transparent USB 2.0 ports:4 x transparent high-speed USB 2.0
Maximum distance: Video (DVI / VGA) up to 20 meters; keyboard / mouse up to 5 meters
Input and
output resolution: up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 (DVI and VGA) *
EDID adjustments: EDID at each input port customizable
Supported
keyboard layouts: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
Power supply: Internal AC adapter, 100 to 240V 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 40 watts
Operating temperature: 5 to 45°C
Storage temperature: -10 to 60 °C
Rel. humidity: 5 to 65% non-condensing
*(at WUXGA: reduced blanking only - WUXGAr)
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SAFETY GUIDELINES
WARNING:
To avoid risk of electric shock do not open the device or remove any part of the casing. Please contact our
technical support if the device requires servicing.
Please read this manual carefully before putting the device into operation.
Observe all warnings and instructions on the device and in the operation manual. Keep this user manual for
future reference.
Power supply:
Only connect the device to a grounded power supply.
Installation:
Ensure that the device is disconnected from the mains before performing any installation work.
Unplug the device or disconnect the power supply.
Cables:
Only use the cables supplied by HETEC together with the device.
Damage resulting from the use of third-party cables is not covered by warranty.
Take care not to create tripping hazards when laying cables.
Location:
Electronic devices should never be placed on the ground between the cables.
Never obstruct any vents the device may have.
Take care to ensure adequate ventilation.
Maintenance:
This device is maintenance-free.
Never open the casing.
No settings can be made inside the device.
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HARDWARE
FRONT PANEL
The V-Switch quad II front panel has seven status indicators (LEDs) and seven buttons.
Buttons 1 to 4 switch between channels, LEDs 1 to 4 indicate the status of the individual channels. Full, Quad
and PiP buttons and LEDs are used to switch and indicate display modes and other functions, e.g. open the
OSD menu etc.
Status LEDs
Front panel
Buttons
Indicators
- LEDs 1 to 4:
When these LEDs light up green, the corresponding channel (computer port) has
been selected and is available for keyboard and mouse access. When a LED flashes green, there is no signal at the video input of the selected channel.
An LED lights up yellow when there is a signal at the video input, but another channel has been selected.
When the LED is dark, there is no signal at the video input and another channel has been selected.
- LED Full:
This LED lights up green when the Fullscreen mode is selected.
- LED Quad:
When this LED lights up green, the unit is in Quad mode.
- LED PiP:
This LED lights up green when the PiP function is enabled.
Note:
While the OSD menu is open, the active computer can still be operated by mouse.
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FRONT PANEL (continued)
Push buttons
- Buttons 1 to 4: These buttons activate the corresponding channel (computer port).
- Full button:
Press to chose the Fullscreen mode.
- Quad button:
Press this button to switch from Fullscreen mode to Quad mode.
- PiP button:
Press this button to enable the PiP (picture in picture) function.
Selector
You can also select the active channel using hotkey and the arrow keys.
The selection window closes upon expiry of the channel selection timeout period.
Channel selection timeout is configured in OSD under SYSTEM u QUAD MODE.
Use the “Time out of channel selection:” menu item to define how long the selector is to be displayed.
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FRONT PANEL (continued)
Additional button functions
Setting output resolution to safe display modes
To set output resolution to 640 x 480 pixel @ 60 Hz simultaneously press buttons 1 and 2 for longer than 1
second. Use of this feature is recommended when you cannot use the OSD (on screen display dark or illegible)
because the output resolution setting is not supported by the monitor. After setting the correct output resolution
(640x480@60), you can choose a resolution the connected monitor supports in the OSD.
Alternatively, hold buttons 1 and 2 again to cycle through the following video modes:
VGA 640x480@60, SVGA 800x600@60, XGA 1024x768@60, UXGA 1600x1200@60, and the preferred video
resolution found in the monitor EDID.
LEDs 1 to 4 and FULL indicate the selected mode.
Resolution VGA, SVGA, XGA and UXGA
Hardware Reset
Press buttons 3 and 4 simultaneously for longer than 4 seconds in order to reset the unit completely (video +
mouse + keyboard) (see also page 8: Reset button)
Note:
Due to the “keep alive” function of keyboard and
mouse, turning power off/on resets only the
video circuit.
Hardware Reset
Calling up OSD
Simultaneously press Quad and PiP buttons for longer than one second to open the OSD menu.
Note:
While the OSD menu is open, the active computer
can still be operated by mouse.
OSD Menu
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REAR PANEL
The rear panel of V-Switch quad II features four input source/computer ports, the console port (KVM), the serial
RS232 port, four transparent high-speed USB 2.0 device ports, the power connection, and a reset button.
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3
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1 - Power
2 - Reset
3 - Monitor / DVI-I output
4 - Four DVI-I inputs
5 - RS232 / RJ45 port
6 - USB for keyboard, mouse, touch or trackball (console)
7 - USB or PS2 keyboard and mouse (computer)
8 - Four transparent high-speed USB 2.0 ports
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8 1 - Power
Plug for enclosed power cable.
2 - Reset
Press this button, using a suitable pointed object (e.g. ballpoint pen), for an entire reset of V-Switch quad II.
Note:
Due to the “keep alive” function of keyboard and mouse, turning power off/on resets only the video
circuit.
If you experience problems with mouse or keyboard, we therefore recommend executing a complete
RESET by either pressing the RESET button on the rear panel or by simultaneously pressing
buttons 3 and 4 on the front panel for longer than 4 seconds (see page 7 – Hardware Reset).
3 - Monitor / DVI-I output
Connect your analog or digital display to this DVI-I port.
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REAR PANEL (continued)
4 - DVI-I inputs
Connect the analog or digital video signal of your up to four sources to these four DVI-I ports.
5. - RS 232 / RJ45 port
Connect external serial control devices to this RJ-45 port to operate V-Switch quad II remotely, e.g. connect to
this port to access the OSD menu from a computer using the ConfDev device configuration tool (see page 67).
The serial RS 232 port is also used for firmware updates (see page 69).
6 - USB for keyboard, mouse, touch or trackball (console)
Two USB ports allow connecting keyboard, mouse, touch screen or trackball.
Using a USB-Hub, you can connect multiple keyboards and mice.
They will work in share mode with an inactivity timeout of 3 seconds.
7 - USB or PS2 keyboard and mouse (computer)
Each computer source can be connected with PS/2 or USB-B for keyboard and mouse.
8 - Four transparent high-speed USB 2.0 ports
USB devices (printer, memory stick, finger printer, 3D mouse) are connected to the four transparent USB ports.
This transparent USB 2.0 matrix switches USB 2.0 periphals to computer sources connected to V-Switch quad
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INSTALLATION
V-Switch quad II is best located as close as possible to the sources / computers to reduce the length of cables.
By default, V-Switch quad II is delivered as desktop version. Using the rack mount kit supplied, it may
also be mounted in a 19” rack. See deliverables page 76.
Keyboard, monitor, mouse (console) and USB devices are connected to V-Switch quad II by means of the
corresponding cables (DVI, USB or PS/2).
KVM extenders allow you to work remotely via CAT5, fiber optic or Ethernet connection.
Connecting unit to power
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Plug the power cable into the power plug located on the rear panel of V-Switch quad II, but do not turn
power on yet.
Connecting console (monitor, keyboard, mouse, touch screen, trackball)
- Connect your monitor to the monitor port of V-Switch quad II via VGA-DVI cable (analog) or DVI cable
(digital) up to 20 meters. For greater distances use a DVI or VGA extender.
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Connect your USB mouse and keyboard to the USB-A ports on the console up to 5 meters. For greater
distances use a KVM or USB extender.
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PS/2 mouse and keyboard can be connected to V-Switch quad II using a PS/2-USB adaptor.
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Connect your touchscreen to the DVI-I port and the USB-A port (for calibration see page 36)
DVI-I
USB-A
KVM console with digital or
analog monitor, USB mouse
and USB keyboard
Note:
Maximum cable length for video (DVI / VGA) is up to 20 meters. Maximum cable length for USB /
PS2 keyboard and mouse is up to 5 meters. For greater distances V-Switch quad II supports most
KVM extenders, video (DVI / VGA) extenders, and USB extenders.
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INSTALLATION
Connecting sources / computers
- Switch off the computer and disconnect keyboard, monitor and mouse.
- Connect keyboard and mouse ports of V-Switch quad II to the computer ports either with a single USB cable or via the PS/2 interface (use the Y cable) up to 5 meters. For greater distances use a KVM or USB extender.
- To connect an analog video / computer source (VGA) to V-Switch quad II, use a VGA-DVI cable.
Digital video sources are connected via a DVI cable up to 20 meters. For greater distances use a DVI or VGA extender.
Connecting USB devices
Connect your USB device to one of the four transparent USB ports to use it with computers connected to
V-Switch quad II. It supports transparent USB devices such as printer, external memory, 3D mouse, and finger
printer.
(Configuration see page 50ff)
Connect USB-Devices
e.g. Printer, USB-Stick, ...
Powering up the system
- Switch on V-Switch quad II with the power switch on the rear panel. All front panel LEDs light up briefly
indicating that V-Switch quad II is ready for operation. V-Switch quad II is now in Quad mode (default).
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Power up all connected computers. V-Switch quad II recognizes all input video sources automatically and
displays them on your monitor screen.
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To select another display mode, use the relevant keyboard commands (see page 65f) or buttons on the front
panel (page 6).
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - OVERVIEW
SYSTEM HOTKEY HOTMOUSE QUAD MODE
OSD POSITION OSD LANGUAGE SECURITY TEST PATTERN DISABLE CHANNEL CONTROL Multiple Hotkey / Double Click Hotkey
Hotmouse Recognition, Hotmouse Timeout
Channel Selection Timeout
Position of OSD window
German / English / Spanish
Set security level
Crosshairs – Color gradient - Rhombus - Rectangle – Stripes
Deactivate unused channels
Device control via DCP-XML protocol (RS232)
MODE PIP (picture in picture) START Size, zoom, position and display modes
Set start configuration
CONFIGURATION BACKUP RECALL FACTORY RESET Save configuration settings
Restore last saved configuration
Reset to factory default settings
CONSOLE VIDEO OUTPUT KEYBOARD TOUCHSCREEN
FADE
MULTI MONITOR EDID Video resolution and frequency
Keyboard layout
Calibration / Mouse key emulation / Enlarge on touch
Smooth transitions
Assign mouse/keyboard to video
Read and display EDID data of monitor
VIDEO INPUT STATUS DVI / VGA
BRIGHTNESS CONTRAST HORIZ POSITION VERT POSITION SCREEN WIDTH PHASE FORMAT Display computers’ video input resolutions
Setting: DVI - VGA – VGA/DVI – DVI/VGA
Set brightness of analog input signal
Set contrast of analog input signal
Horizontal screen position
Vertical screen position
Set screen width of analog input signal
Adjust phase of analog input signal
Fit input format to screen
COMPUTER KEYBOARD MOUSE RESET PS/2 EDID / DDC Display type of keyboard (PC1, PC2, PC3 or USB)
Display type of mouse (PS/2, PS/2 Wheel or USB)
Set USB mouse positioning (absolute / relative)
Reset PS/2 mouse and keyboard
Program input EDID
USB DEVICE 1-4
USB PORT STATUS
CHANGE Shows USB 2.0 matrix status
Switch to / Switching mode / Device name
HELP HOTKEY INFO CONTACT List of keyboard commands
Revision level – firmware / hardware
Contact information
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - MAIN MENU WINDOW
There are three ways to open the OSD main menu (figure):
- use keyboard command „hotkey“ + „O“ (see Annex pages 65f)
- simultaneously press front panel buttons „Quad“ + „PiP“ for longer than one second
- remotely open the OSD via ConfDev program on an external PC with serial connection (see Annex pages 67f)
The main menu pops up in the center of the screen (on top of the video image).
OSD Start
Main Menu
OSD - NAVIGATION
Using the On Screen Display is simple and easy. To navigate either use the buttons on the front panel or your
keyboard.
Navigation with keyboard
To navigate from one field to the next in the OSD menu use the UP and DOWN arrow keys or TAB/SHIFT-TAB
keys. Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow or + (PLUS) and – (MINUS) keys to change the value in the current field.
Press ENTER to select a menu item.
Press ESC to return to the previous window (higher menu level) or exit the OSD. Changes in parameters are
saved automatically.
Navigation using the buttons on the front panel
Corresponding keys on console keyboard
Navigation using the buttons on the front panel is analogous to using the console keyboard. Buttons 1 and 2
correspond to the UP and DOWN arrow keys and buttons 3 and 4 to the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys or +/keys. Confirm your entry by pressing the PiP / select button.
Press the Quad / exit button to return to the previous page (higher menu level) or exit the OSD. Changed
settings are saved automatically.
Note:
Keyboard commands are possible while the OSD window is open.
To activate hotkey commands, use the CTRL key instead of the currently set hotkey (page 65f).
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - HOTKEY
HOTKEY
Use the arrow keys to navigate in the SYSTEM menu to the entry HOTKEY and press the ENTER/SELECT
key to open the HOTKEY window.
Two different hotkey modes are available:
- For multiple hotkey commands you can define one to four keys which are pressed simultaneously to enter the
command mode. Selectable keys are: STRG, SHIFT, ALT and WINDOWS.
- For double click hotkey commands you can choose one key, which is double clicked to enter the command
mode. Selectable keys are: STRG, SHIFT, ALT and SCROLL.
To change the hotkey mode or select another hotkey, navigate with the TAB or ARROW UP/DOWN keys to the
respective field and use the ARROW LEFT/RIGHT or the +/- keys to change the setting.
Multiple
Hotkeys
The command mode is indicated by LED flashing on the console keyboard.
Default setting: Multiple Hotkey: CTRL + ALT
Note:
For a list of hotkeys to operate V-Switch quad II see Annex page 65f.
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Double Click
Hotkeys
ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - HOTMOUSE
HOTMOUSE FUNCTION
Use the arrow keys to navigate in the SYSTEM menu to the entry HOTMOUSE and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the HOTMOUSE window.
Hotmouse is an exclusive function that comes with HETEC V-Switch quad II. It works with your standard mouse
or trackball.
To activate Hotmouse operation, navigate to “Enable Hotmouse” and change the setting to “Yes”.
There are two modes of Hotmouse operation: Hotmouse Cursor and Hotmouse Menu.
While Hotmouse Cursor supports only a limited set of operations, Hotmouse Menu allows execution of all
switch operations and PiP settings.
While the Hotmouse function is activated, the active computer can still be operated by keyboard.
For a detailed description of Hotmouse, Hotmouse functionalities, and Hotmouse Menu please see chapter
HOTMOUSE on pages 54ff.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - QUAD MODE
QUAD MODE
Use arrow keys to navigate in the SYSTEM menu to the entry QUAD MODE and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the QUAD MODE window.
Channel selection timeout defines the period (1 to 30 seconds) after which the selector will close automatically.
Default setting is 5 seconds.
Selector
In Quad mode, use hotkey ‘Q’ to open the selector.
The selector indicates the active channel (mouse and
keyboard enabled). Alternatively, press front button „Quad”.
Press hotkey + arrow key to switch the selector (active channel)
from one channel to the next.
After expiry of the selector timeout, the selector closes.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - OSD POSITION / OSD LANGUAGE
OSD POSITION
Use arrow keys to navigate in the SYSTEM menu to the entry OSD POSITION and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the OSD POSITION window.
Use this function to move the OSD window to any position on the screen.
OSD LANGUAGE
Use arrow keys to navigate in the SYSTEM menu to the entry OSD LANGUAGE and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the OSD LANGUAGE window.
Set OSD LANGUAGE to either Deutsch (German), Español (Spanish), or English (default: English).
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - SECURITY
SECURITY – SECURITY LEVELS
Use arrow keys to navigate in the SYSTEM menu to the entry SECURITY and press ENTER/SELECT to open
the SECURITY window.
The SECURITY feature allows you to reduce the functional range of V-Switch quad II.
Eight security levels are available for this purpose.
By default, all functions are enabled (security level 0). To change the security level, you must first enter a
predefined password. This six-digit password is enclosed separately with the deliverables of V-Switch quad II
and should only be accessible to authorized persons (administrators etc.).
After entering the password on the keyboard
or front panel (password is not displayed in
password field), the SECURITY window
opens.
Enter the desired security level (0 to 8) under
“Select security level”.
SECURITY LEVEL 0
This is the default setting of V-Switch quad II. All settings are allowed and all functions are enabled.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - SECURITY
Note:
Before changing the security level, please set the configuration you wish to work with to the higher
security level, under MODE u START (see page 31). This configuration will be maintained when
V-Switch quad II is reset, in case of power failure, or when power is turned off and on again.
SECURITY LEVEL 8
Security level 8 allows you to work only on one channel (computer) in a predefined display mode (Quad,
Fullscreen or PiP mode). No settings can be changed, apart from the SECURITY menu item, where you can
change the security level.
SYSTEM
SECURITY
SECURITY LEVEL 7
As security level 8, but you can open OSD windows that only show display modes and device settings.
CONSOLE
VIDEO
COMPUTER
HELP
VIDEO OUTPUT/EDID
INPUT STATUS
KEYBOARD/MOUSE/EDID/DDC
HOTKEY/ABOUT/CONTACT
SECURITY LEVEL 6
As security level 7, with the following additional operations:
SYSTEM CONTROL
CONSOLE
FADE
- Setting of active channel using front panel buttons, Hotkeys or Hotmouse
- Selecting channel with PiP button in Quad mode
- Changing the directly selectable PiP channel in PiP mode single direct
SECURITY LEVEL 5
As security level 6, with the following additional operations:
- Setting of display mode (Quad / Fullscreen / PiP) using front panel buttons, Hotkeys or Hotmouse.
SYSTEM
TEST PATTERN
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - SECURITY
SECURITY LEVEL 4
As security level 5, with the following additional settings in the OSD:
SYSTEM
OSD POSITION
MODE
PIP / START
CONFIGURATION RECALL
VIDEO
FORMAT
- Modify PiP settings in Hotmouse Menu
- Changing both channels in Dual mode
- Changing the fixed PiP channel in PiP mode single fixed
SECURITY LEVEL 3
As security level 4, with the following additional settings in the OSD:
SYSTEM
VIDEO
USB DEVICE 1-4
OSD LANGUAGE
BRIGHTNESS / CONTRAST / HORIZ POSITION / VERT POSITION
SCREEN WIDTH / PHASE
SECURITY LEVEL 2
As security level 3, with the following additional settings in the OSD:
SYSTEM
CONSOLE
HOTKEY / HOTMOUSE / QUAD MODE
KEYBOARD / TOUCHSCREEN
SECURITY LEVEL 1
As security level 2, with the following additional settings in the OSD:
SYSTEM
CONSOLE
VIDEO
COMPUTER
DISABLE CHANNEL
MULTIMONITOR / VIDEO OUTPUT
DVI/VGA
MOUSE / RESET PS/2
- Switch video output to VGA (using hotkey ‘V’ or front panel buttons 1+2)
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - TEST PATTERN
TEST PATTERN
Use arrow keys to navigate in the SYSTEM menu to the entry TEST PATTERN and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the TEST PATTERN window.
Use the Test Pattern feature to check monitor quality (pixel errors, contrast, etc) or the functionality of the
V-Switch quad II’s video output.
It is recommended to use all available test patterns for the test procedure.
To exit TEST PATTERN mode, use the front panel buttons „Quad” „Full” or „PiP” or hotkey commands
accordingly.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - DISABLE CHANNEL
DISABLE CHANNEL
Use arrow keys to navigate in the SYSTEM menu to the entry DISABLE CHANNEL and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the DISABLE CHANNEL window.
If two or three computers or video sources are connected to V-Switch quad II, use the DISABLE CHANNEL
feature to ensure that for the unused channels:
a) message "no signal input x" is not shown in Quad mode
b) PiP images are not displayed on screen
c) these channels are not selectable in Fullscreen mode
For example, if you have connected three computers (channel 1 to 3) to V-Switch quad II, use the arrow keys to
navigate to the number 3 and confirm by pressing ENTER/SELECT.
Note:
To use the “DISABLE CHANNEL” feature, computers/video sources must be connected to
V-Switch quad II in ascending order from channel 1 to 4.
Example in Quad mode:
All four channels enabled
Three channels enabled
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OSD - SYSTEM - CONTROL
CONTROL
Use arrow keys to navigate in the SYSTEM menu to the entry CONTROL and press ENTER/SELECT to open
the CONTROL window.
HETEC devices can be controlled via DCP (Device Control Protocol), an XML-based protocol.
(see page 71 in Annex)
There are two DCP modes:
DCP control, which allows external control of the display mode.
DCP synchronize, which keeps several V-Switch quad II devices in the same display mode.
Default setting is “off”, which prevents any external CONTROL.
Use a serial cable to connect a control unit to the RS 232 port (RJ 45) on the V-Switch quad II rear panel.
To synchronize several devices, special Y cables are required.
Settings for the connection are:
Transfer rate 57600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control
The two control modes operate as follows:
DCP control
This mode allows direct control of a single V-Switch
quad II by means of a control device, e.g. a computer.
The control device can query and change the
mode of V-Switch quad II.
V-Switch quad II responds to each DCP message
sent by the control device with a DCP reply.
This reply includes the values of all settings queried
or set by means of the last message. If the message
sent by the control unit contains errors, the V-Switch
quad II will reply by sending an error message.
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OSD - SYSTEM - CONTROL
Example of DCP control
A V-Switch quad II is controlled via
DCP-XML by a computer connected
by serial cable.
For an introduction to the DEVICE CONTROL PROTOCOL please see page 71 in Annex.
DCP synchronize
Use this mode to keep several V-Switch quad II devices
in the same mode.
Every change in settings initiated in the first V-Switch
quad II by
Hotkeys,
Hotmouse,
Front panel buttons, or
a controlling device
synchronizes the modes of all connected devices via
DCP messages.
Special serial Y cables are used for this purpose
(see example on page 70)
Important:
Each time you restart a V-Switch quad II set to synchronize, it will send all its settings to the next
connected device. This process also takes place after activating synchronize in the OSD menu.
When starting a chain of devices, always start by first switching on the device at the end of the chain.
When the device has completed its startup phase and sent its DCP messages, switch on the next device
in the chain.
Finally, switch on the first device in the chain, which synchronizes the settings of all other devices in the
chain with its own settings as it starts up.
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OSD - SYSTEM - CONTROL
Example of DCP synchronization
V-Switch quad II 2 and 3 are synchronized with V-Switch quad II 1.
V-Switch quad II 1
V-Switch quad II 2
V-Switch quad II 3
To synchronize, V-Switch quad II 1 sends every change in settings as a DCP message via the serial Y cable to
the RX input of V-Switch quad II 2.
V-Switch quad II 2 adopts the settings and sends a DCP message via TX output over the Y cable to the RX
input of V-Switch quad II 3.
The synchronization chain can have any length.
Do not connect the last device in the chain to the first device (i.e. do not create a loop).
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OSD - SYSTEM - CONTROL
SECURITY LEVELS
The security level settings in the OSD menu described on page 18ff also apply to control via DCP messages.
Queries are possible up to security level 7.
The table below shows the maximum security levels for simple element settings. These settings may be
changed via DCP up to the specified protection level.
Maximum security level for:
Console Channel
6
Video Channel
6
Video Layout
5
PiP Layout
4
PiP Size
4
PiP Offset
4
PiP Zoom
4
PiP Channel
4
DUAL ChannelS (L/R)
6
PiP Scan Time
4
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OSD - MODE - PIP
PiP (Picture in Picture Function)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the MODE menu to the entry PIP and press ENTER/SELECT to open the PIP
window.
In the PIP window you can configure PiP size, position, and display mode.
PiP size
Adjust the size of PiP images to your requirements. 12 (single mode) or 9 (triple mode) different sizes are
available:
Single: 3 % - 5 % - 7 % - 10 % - 15 % - 20 % - 25 % - 28 % - 33 % - 38 % - 44 % - 50 %
Triple: 3 % - 5 % - 7 % - 10 % - 15 % - 20 % - 25 % - 28 % - 33 %
50 % equals the size of one quad screen (one quarter of a full size screen).
PIP zoom factor
Use this option to zoom the center of the PiP images by a factor of 2.
Offset from top
Use this option to change the position of PiP images. PiP images can be moved vertically to any position on the
screen’s right hand margin.
Note:
All settings also possible via Hotmouse Menu, see page 54.
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OSD - MODE - PIP
PIP Display Modes
V-Switch quad II offers the following PiP modes:
PIP display mode triple:
All other video sources are displayed (three PiP images)
Triple gap:
PiP images are displayed
with a gap in place of the
active channel.
Triple no gap:
PiP images are displayed
without a gap.
Triple tile:
The size of the main image
and the PiP images is
optimized so that the main
image and the PiP images
are shown as large as
possible without
overlapping.
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PIP Display Modes (continued)
PIP display mode single:
One PiP image is displayed.
You can choose between different display modes:
Single fixed:
One channel is selected to be displayed as permanent PiP image. Only the active channel (full image) can be switched.
Press front panel buttons 1, 2, 3, or 4 to switch the full image.
Single direct:
One channel is selected to be displayed as permanent full image (active channel). Only the PiP can be switched.
Press front panel buttons 1, 2, 3, or 4 to switch the full image.
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PIP Display Modes (continued)
Single dual:
In Dual mode the left
halves of the fullscreen
images from two video
sources are displayed
side by side.
You can choose the left
or the right image as the
active channel.
To switch the active channel use the OSD, hotkeys or front buttons.
Single scan:
Within a PiP image, the
three other video sources
are displayed one after the
other; the delay can be set
to between one and nine
seconds.
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OSD - MODE - START
START (Set start mode)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the MODE menu to the entry START and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
START window.
This feature allows you to define the start configuration, i.e. the display mode (Quad, Fullscreen, or PiP), active
channel, and PiP settings which V-Switch quad II uses after a reset or when the system is powered up.
When the START menu is called up, the current start configuration is displayed. To modify your start
configuration, change parameters in the channel, mode, and PiP fields. Press ESC to save the new parameters
and exit the START menu.
Choose “Use current mode” to adopt the current settings as start mode. Use arrow keys to navigate to “Use
current mode” and confirm by pressing ENTER.
The factory default start mode is Quad-mode with active channel 1.
Default start screen
Example of a start screen configuration
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OSD - CONFIGURATION - BACKUP / RECALL
BACKUP
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONFIGURATION menu to the entry BACKUP and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the BACKUP window.
This function saves the current device settings, including the start mode set in MODE START.
Note:
The EDID configuration will not be saved and can not be recoverd with the RECALL function.
OSD - CONFIGURATION - RECALL
RECALL
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONFIGURATION menu to the entry RECALL and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the RECALL window.
Use this feature to replace the current settings with the last configuration saved using the BACKUP command.
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OSD - CONFIGURATION - FACTORY RESET
FACTORY RESET
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONFIGURATION menu to the Factory Reset and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the DEFAULTS window.
Use this function to reset the current settings of V-Switch quad II to the factory default configuration. All four
input EDIDs are also reseted to their default values.
If necessary, save your current settings before using the DEFAULTS command. Execution of this command
results in a complete reset and reboot of V-Switch quad II with factory defaults.
FACTORY DEFAULTS:
SYSTEM
HOTKEY
HOTMOUSE
QUAD MODE OSD POSITION OSD LANGUAGE SECURITY
DISABLE CHANNEL
CONTROL
= Multiple Hotkey / Hotkey = Ctrl + Alt
= ON / Hotmouse timeout = 5 sec.
= Channel selection timeout = 5 sec.
= centered
= English
= None (security level = 0)
= All four channels are active
= Off
MODE
PIP
= Size = 15 %
Zoom factor = 1
Display mode = triple Active channel = gap;
Offset from top = 0 %
Start configuration = Quad / active channel = 1
CONSOLE
VIDEO OUTPUT
= auto
KEYBOARD
= English
TOUCHSCREEN
= Mouse emulate right click / Quad remains / PiP switches
FADE
= Off
MULTI MONITOR
= Monitor 1 --> Channel 1; Monitor 2 --> Channel2;
Monitor 3 --> Channel 3; Monitor 4 --> Channel4;
VIDEO
VIDEO INPUT
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
HORIZ POSITION
VERT POSITION
SCREEN WIDTH
PHASE
FORMAT
COMPUTER
MOUSE USB mouse positioning = relative (all channels)
EDID / DDC 1600x1200@60, 1920x1200@60, digital
USB DEVICE 1-4
= DVI / VGA (all channels)
= +0 (all channels)
= 56 % (all channels)
= auto (all channels)
= auto (all channels)
= +0 (screen-width correction of all channels)
= +0 (all channels)
Fit to screen = No (all channels)
= Off / manual switching w. warning / name: Device 1 (-4)
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OSD - CONSOLE - VIDEO OUTPUT
VIDEO OUTPUT
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONSOLE menu to the entry VIDEO OUTPUT and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the VIDEO OUTPUT window.
Change with ENTER/SELECT
Use the VIDEO OUTPUT menu to choose an output
resolution supported by your monitor.
Press ENTER/SELECT to enter the selection menu.
Use arrow keys to select the desired line in the list
shown on the right and press ENTER/SELECT
for the new video format.
When the output mode is set to ‘auto’, V-Switch quad II
chooses a resolution by reading the connected monitor’s
EDID data. Choose the EDID menu item to check whether
the connected monitor provides this data.
If the monitor does not offer this data, V-Switch quad II sets
VGA mode (640x480@60Hz) as default and activates
Sync on Green.
Sync on Green can be deactivated on V-Switch quad II.
The new output mode is visible
for 10 seconds.
Within this time you can either
accept the new setting by
pressing ENTER/SELECT or
return to your original setting
by pressing ESC/EXIT.
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OSD - CONSOLE - LANGUAGE / LAYOUT
LANGUAGE / LAYOUT
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONSOLE menu to the entry KEYBOARD and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the KEYBOARD window. Set the keyboard layout to the desired language, English, Deutsch (German),
Español (Spanish), Français (French), Italiano (Italian) or Japanese.
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OSD - CONSOLE - TOUCHSCREEN
TOUCHSCREEN
V-Switch quad II enables the user to use a touchscreen to control and switch between four computers as well as
change display modes.
V-Switch quad supports a great number of USB touch screens with commonly integrated touch controllers. For
a list of supported touchscreens, please see Annex on page 72.
To control V-Switch quad II using a touchscreen, connect the touchscreen to V-Switch quad II by connecting
the VGA or DVI cable from the V-Switch quad II monitor port to the input of the touchscreen. Connect the USB
port of the touchscreen to the V-Switch quad II console USB port. Please see page 8ff for a description of the
V-Switch quad II ports.
Calibration
After connecting a touchscreen to V-Switch quad II for the first time, calibrate the touchscreen.
Open CONSOLE u TOUCHSCREEN menu, choose CALIBRATE, and press ENTER/SELECT.
Four markers will be displayed in the corners of the touchscreen.
The diagram shows the first marker in the top left corner of the screen.
Touching the center of the markers as accurately as possible yields best
calibration results.
Then repeat for the other three markers to complete calibration.
Mouse key emulation
V-Switch quad II offers three modes of interpreting the user input
as mouse clicks.
1. Mouse: When touching the touchscreen, the mouse button is pressed.
When the finger is released from the touchscreen, the mouse button is released.
This mode can be used for drag and drop operations.
2. Click on touch: When touching the touchscreen, a mouse click is generated at the position of the touch.
3. Click on release: When the finger is released from the touchscreen, a mouse click is generated at the last position of the finger.
By default, „mouse” is set as mode. You could use your finger on the touchscreen similarly to using your mouse.
“Click on touch” and “click on release” are suited for kiosk applications or environments where touchscreens
are used instead of keyboards and mice, such as in medical industries for hygienic reasons, in industrial
production and automation for operation with gloves, or in vehicles and aircraft where robust components are
required.
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OSD - CONSOLE - TOUCHSCREEN
TOUCHSCREEN (continued)
Touch in quad mode:
Check this box to switch a quadrant from Quad mode temporarely to full screen when touching the quadrant.
This activates keyboard and mouse of that quadrant and allows operating the computer in full screen. The other
sources are not visible during this time. After a timeout of 5 seconds without keyboard/mouse activity, V-Switch
quad II automatically switches back to Quad mode.
The timeout can be set to values between 1 and 10 seconds.
Touch a PiP:
Check this box to activate keyboard and mouse on a computer shown as PiP. When touching a PiP, keyboard
and mouse become active in this PiP. This activated channel now remains a little PiP and does not switch to full
image. In this PiP you can operate the computer with keyboard and mouse.
When unchecked (by default), a PiP is switched to full image as soon as it is touched. The full image gets
exchanged with the other sources remaining visible as PiPs.
Right mouse button
Press and hold your finger on the touchscreen to emulate the right mouse button. This only works in „mouse”
emulation mode, not in “click on touch” or “click on release”. By default „Emulate right click” is set in order
to perform a right mouse click. Some touch controller models do not support right mouse click. Using touch
screens with such controllers requires unchecking the box „Emulate right click”.
Hotmouse and Hotmouse Menu
To open the Hotmouse Menu, tap the screen twice, and leave your finger pressed on the touchscreen after the
second tap (tap – hold, like a double click without lifting the finger on the second click), until the Hotmouse Menu
opens.
By clicking outside the Hotmouse Menu, you can open the Hotmouse Cursor to enlarge and reposition PiPs
(only in PiP mode), and switch channels (see page 54ff for a description of the Hotmouse function).
After you are finished using the Hotmouse Cursor, the Hotmouse Menu will reopen.
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OSD - CONSOLE - TOUCHSCREEN / FADE
TOUCHSCREEN (continued)
Mouse position
Absolute mouse position
V-Switch quad II works best together with touchscreens when using absolute mouse positioning mode with the
connected computers. To enable absolute mouse positioning mode, use the menu COMPUTER u MOUSE in
the OSD (see page 46).
This mode works when a computer is connected via USB, and with most modern operating systems.
Relative mouse position
When using relative mouse positioning, please check the configuration of the computers connected to ensure
that mouse acceleration is switched off and mouse scaling is set to 1:1. For guides on how to change mouse
acceleration and scaling, please visit www.hetec.de/service/.
Resetting the mouse position: When using relative positioning mode, the actual position of the mouse cursor
and the position of your finger on the touchscreen may not match in certain cases when a computer switches
resolution or changes the mouse position (e.g. when the system is configured to place the mouse pointer over
the ‘OK’ button of a window). In these cases, to reset the mouse position, either switch to a different channel,
and back again, or tap the touchscreen three times, and leave your finger pressed on the touchscreen after the
third tap (tap – tap – hold), until the mouse cursor moves to the top left corner of the screen.
FADE
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONSOLE menu to the entry FADE and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
FADE window.
Fade Through Black is an elegant visual effect for presentations: When switching channels or display modes,
the previous image fades to black, and the next image is faded in smoothly.
To enable fade through black, check the box “Smooth transitions”.
The “Speed” setting controls the speed of the transition, with 1 being the slowest, and 5 the
fastest transition.
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OSD - CONSOLE - MULTI MONITOR
MULTI MONITOR
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONSOLE menu to the entry MULTI MONITOR and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the MULTI MONITOR window.
Multi Monitor is used if computers with multiple video output are connected to V-Switch quad II but only one
keyboard and mouse to operate the computer. If you use graphics cards with multiple video outputs, you must
assign the computer’s mouse and keyboard to the corresponding video output (channels 1-4).
Example:
If a computer with quad-head graphics card is connected to V-Switch quad II, and keyboard and mouse are
connected to channel 1, you must assign console „channel 1” to all video channels („Monitor 1 - 4”).
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OSD - CONSOLE - EDID
EDID (display of monitor data)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONSOLE menu to the entry EDID and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
EDID window.
Use the EDID command to read and display
monitor data (manufacturer, monitor name,
serial number etc.) from the monitor’s
EDID memory.
If VIDEO OUTPUT is set to “auto”, V-Switch
quad II uses the optimum output resolution
offered by the EDID.
EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) is a VESA standard data format that contains basic
information about a monitor and its capabilities. This information is stored in the monitor by the
manufacturer and can be read by V-Switch quad II or graphics card via a monitor cable’s Display
Data Channel (DCC) interface.
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OSD - VIDEO - INPUT STATUS / DVI/VGA
INPUT STATUS (Display Video Formats)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry INPUT STATUS and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the INPUT STATUS window.
S Signal
a = analog
d = digital
g = sync on green
c = composite sync
This window shows the resolutions at the four video inputs.
Resolution recognition at the four video inputs is automatic.
Some analog input resolutions may not correctly be detected.
See Annex page 73f for a list of video formats supported by V-Switch quad II.
Note:
Fluid video performance in Quad mode:
With digital input and a resolution of 800x600, the input frame rate may be increased up to 180 Hz.
This provides smooth video output even in Quad mode. To use this feature, it is necessary to choose
this resolution and refresh rate on all devices connected to the V-Switch quad II’s video inputs.
DVI/VGA
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry INPUT STATUS and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the INPUT STATUS window.
Go to “Select input signal” and define which video signal (VGA or DVI) is to be displayed.
If the setting „DVI/VGA” is selected, V-Switch quad II will first check the digital input.
If there is no signal at this input, the analog signal input will be checked.
This function can be used to connect e.g. 8 sources (4x VGA + 4x DVI) via Y-cables to V-Switch quad II.
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OSD - VIDEO - BRIGHTNESS / CONTRAST / H + V POSITION
BRIGHTNESS – CONTRAST (with analog input only)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry BRIGHTNESS or CONTRAST and press ENTER/
SELECT to open the BRIGHTNESS or CONTRAST window.
Use this feature to adjust the brightness or contrast
of analog video input signals.
HORIZ / VERT POSITION (horizontal / vertical position of computer screen) (with analog input only)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry HORIZ POSITION or VERT POSITION and press
ENTER/SELECT to open the HORIZ POSITION or VERT POSITION window.
In case of incorrect horizontal position of a
computer screen, use this feature to adjust
the computer screen manually. Use the arrow
keys to navigate to the AUTO/MAN field and set
MAN for manual. Use the “+” or “-” keys in the value
field to adjust the vertical position between –20 and +20,
and the horizontal position between –63 and +63.
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OSD - VIDEO - SCREEN WIDTH / PHASE
SCREEN WIDTH (with analog input only)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry SCREEN WIDTH and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the SCREEN WIDTH window.
Normally, screen width (number of horizontal pixels) is defined by the VESA standard. If the screen appears
blurred, change this setting to improve screen quality.
PHASE (with analog input only)
Use arrow keys to navigate in VIDEO menu to the PHASE line and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
PHASE window.
Incorrect phase (sampling time of pixel color value) may result in blurring, bad contrast, or poor legibility. Use
this setting to adjust phase.
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OSD - VIDEO - FORMAT
FORMAT
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry FORMAT and press ENTER/SELECT to open
the FORMAT window.
When using a wide-screen monitor (aspect ratio 16:10) in Quad mode, a video input with a different aspect
ratio is normally displayed with black borders to the left and right. If „fit to screen” is enabled, the image is
resized to fill the entire quadrant in Quad mode.
By default, „fit to screen” is disabled to display each source in its native aspect ratio in all display modes (Quad,
PiP, Full) of V-Switch quad II.
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OSD - VIDEO - FORMAT
FORMAT (continued)
PiP mode for wide-screen monitors
If you use a wide-screen monitor (for example with an aspect ratio of 16:10) and the active channel does not
have a wide-screen aspect ratio (e.g. 4:3), PiPs are placed aside the full image of the active channel in the
black bar on the right side. The full image of the active channel is displayed left-aligned on the screen resulting
in a black bar on the right side. Provided appropriate PiP size (20%) is set, PiP images are thus placed entirely
outside the full screen channel. No screen content is overlapped. All content of all souces is visible.
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OSD - COMPUTER - KEYBOARD / MOUSE
KEYBOARD
Use arrow keys to navigate in the COMPUTER menu to the entry KEYBOARD and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the KEYBOARD window.
Use this display feature to identify which keyboard type (USB, PC1, PC2 or PC3) has been recognized at
which computer port.
MOUSE
Use arrow keys to navigate in COMPUTER menu to the MOUSE line and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
MOUSE window.
The upper half of the MOUSE window shows which mouse type (USB, PS/2 or PS/2 wheel) has been
recognized at which computer port.
USB – mouse positioning
For USB ports, you may specify absolute or relative mouse positioning.
Choose absolute mouse positioning if a device is connected to the console that supports absolute coordinates,
such as graphic trays, screen pads or KVM extenders (HETEC V-Trans I or V-IP).
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OSD - COMPUTER - RESET PS/2 / EDID/DDC
RESET PS/2
Use arrow keys to navigate in the COMPUTER menu to the entry RESET PS/2 and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the RESET PS/2 window.
Use arrow keys t u or “+” and “-” keys to select the channel (1 to 4) you wish to reset and confirm by pressing
ENTER/SELECT.
EDID/DDC
This window presents an overview of the status of the input EDIDs and the display EDID.
Use arrow keys to select one EDID and press ENTER/SELECT to open the window with detailed settings for
this EDID.
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OSD - COMPUTER - EDID/DDC
EDID/DDC (continued)
In this window two freely selectable video modes can be programmed in the input EDID visible to the connected
computer at the input port.
It is recommended to program the preferred video modes for the connected signal source.
V-Switch quad II also uses these entries to distinguish between confusable analog input video signals. The
following groups of analog input signals are difficult to distinguish automatically:
WUXGA 1920x1200 60 Hz
UXGA 1600x1200 60Hz
UXGA 1600x1200 60Hz with reduced blanking
WUXGA 1920x1200 50 Hz
UXGA 1600x1200 50Hz
UXGA 1600x1200 50Hz with reduced blanking
SXGA+ 1400x1050 60Hz
WSXGA 1680x1050 60Hz
XGA 1024x768 60Hz
WXGA 1280x768 60Hz
WXGA 1360x768 60Hz
If you experience problems with the automatic input detection of an analog input signal in these groups you can
ovewrite the automatic detection by programming the expected video signal into the input EDID.
Note:
Please keep in mind that this setting will overwrite the automatic analog input mode detection. If you
connect a different video source, or change the video mode from the PC, you may need to change
this setting again to get correct results. For the detection of digital input signals this setting has no effect.
Use arrow keys t u to navigate to the first video mode entry and press ENTER/SELECT to open the window
with a list of selectable video modes.
In this window use arrow keys t u to select the desired line in the list shown on the right and press ENTER/
SELECT for the video format.
Use arrow keys t u to navigate to the second video mode entry and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
window with a list of selectable video modes.
Use arrow keys t u to navigate to “Signal“ and press ENTER/SELECT to switch between analog or digital. This
setting specifies whether the EDID should identify the V-Switch quad II as an analog or digital device. Usually it
is safe to leave this setting at “digital”.
Use arrow keys t u to navigate to the following write options:
WRITE
save the changes in the current input EDID.
WRITE TO ALL INPUTS
save the changes to all four input EDIDs.
SAME AS DISPLAY EDID
write the contents of the display EDID to the current input EDID.
Press ENTER/SELECT to start the selected write option and wait until “successful” is displayed in the bottom
status line.
Note:
If a display EDID was written to an input EDID then a subsequent write command will restore the
content of the input EDID to the default V-Switch quad II values.
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OSD - COMPUTER - EDID/DDC
EDID/DDC (continued)
This window gives an overview of the contents of the display EDID.
It has the following write options:
WRITE TO INPUT 1
write the monitor EDID to input 1
WRITE TO INPUT 2
write the monitor EDID to input 2
WRITE TO INPUT 3 write the monitor EDID to input 3
WRITE TO INPUT 4 write the monitor EDID to input 4
WRITE TO ALL INPUTS
write the monitor EDID to all inputs
Note:
The content of the input EDIDS can be reset to default by the OSD function CONFIGURATION /
FACTORY RESET.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - USB DEVICE 1-4
USB Device 1-4
V-Switch quad II supports and switches transparent USB 2.0 devices such as printer, camera, 3D mouse,
finger printer, and external memory. Connect a single finger printer to log in on all four computers connected
to V-Switch quad II; or connect a memory stick to copy data from one computer to the stick, and from the stick
to another computer connected to V-Switch quad II: Data can be copied between computers without beeing
networked.
Use arrow keys to navigate in the OSD menu
to the entry USB DEVICE 1-4 and press
ENTER/SELECT to open the window.
This window shows the status of
the transparent USB 2.0 switch:
Which USB device/port is switched to
which computer (1 to 4) connected to
V-Switch quad II or switched off.
OFF: Port is not switched to a computer. A USB device may be connected, but it is not switched to a computer.
Computer (1-4): Port is switched to one of the computers.
This window also allows changing port and switching settings.
Use arrow keys to select one of the four USB ports and open its submenu by pressing ENTER/SELECT.
This window allows changing the following settings
dedicated to this USB port: Manual switching,
change switching mode, change USB device name.
Device 1 switch to:
By default, it is switched „off”: This USB port is not
switched to any of the four computers.
To manually switch this USB port to one of the four
computers or „off”, use arrow keys to navigate in
the „Device 1 switch to” menu and press
ENTER/SELECT.
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OSD - USB DEVICE 1-4 - SWITCHING MODE
USB Device 1-4 (continued)
Switching mode:
By default, switching mode is „manual switching with warning”.
To change the switching mode use the arrow keys to navigate to „CHANGE SWITCHING MODE” and press
ENTER/SELECT.
Use arrow keys to chose one of the following modes to change the switching mode:
1. Manual switching with warning: This mode allows switching the USB port manually by selecting one of the
computers connected. But before executing the switching the following warning message is displayed: „In order
to prevent data loss, stop the USB device before switching!” To execute the switching press ENTER/SELECT.
This switching mode is recommended for USB devices with risk of data loss (e.g. USB stick, printer, external
memory)
2. Manual switching without warning: This mode allows switching the USB port manually by selecting one of
the computers connected. The switching is executed immediately.
This switching mode is recommended for USB devices without risk of data loss.
3. Automatically with active channel: In this mode, the USB device/port is always switched automatically with
the active channel. When switching channel/computer this USB device/port will automatically be switched to the
activated channel/computer.
Note:
After power on, all USB devices are disconnected from computers except devices with switching
mode “automatically with active channel”.
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OSD - USB DEVICE 1-4 - CHANGE NAME
USB Device 1-4 (continued)
Change device name:
In the „USB DEVICE. / USB DEVICE” menu chose „Change device name” and press ENTER/SELECT to
change the name of the connected USB device.
Use the keyboard to rename the USB device or use the front panel buttons (as described in the OSD). Exit the
menu. The new name will automatically be saved and displayed in the other menus.
Note:
Use hotkey + „u” (by default: hotkey = Ctrl + Alt) to quickly access the USB DEVICE 1-4 menu. This
allows quick access to this menu when switching manually.
To directly open the switching menu of e.g. USB device/port 1 use hotkey + „F1” (by default: hotkey
= Ctrl + Alt).
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OSD - HELP - HOTKEY / ABOUT / CONTACT
Use arrow keys to navigate in the HELP menu to the desired line and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
corresponding window.
The HELP / COMMAND LIST window lists keyboard commands and their functions.
The HELP / ABOUT windows show the current revision levels
of V-Switch quad II hardware and firmware.
The HELP / CONTACT window contains information on how to contact HETEC support.
For contact info see also page 62.
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HOTMOUSE
HOTMOUSE - ACTIVATING Hotmouse Cursor
HOTMOUSE
Hotmouse is an exclusive function offered by HETEC V-Switch quad II. It works with your standard mouse or
trackball. Similar to using hotkeys on your keyboard, Hotmouse is a quick and comfortable way to operate
V-Switch quad II simply with your standard mouse, trackball, or touch screen. No software or additional
hardware is required.
When activated, your mouse cursor becomes Hotmouse Cursor - a gray and white rectangle - that allows
performing all Hotmouse functions.
ACTIVATING Hotmouse Cursor
To activate Hotmouse Cursor move / shake your mouse at the console rapidly four times in alternating
horizontal direction.
——u t——
——u t——
or
t—— ——u
t—— ——u
The Hotmouse Cursor can also be activated via touch screen: tap the screen twice, and leave your finger
pressed on the touchscreen after the second tap (tap – hold, like a double click without lifting the finger on the
second click), until the Hotmous Menu opens. Now click outside the Hotmouse Menu to open the Hotmouse
Cursor.
The Hotmouse Cursor changes its look depending on its position on the screen (arrows in vertical or horizontal
direction, and number of channel).
Use the Hotmouse Cursor to perform the following functions:
in Fullscreen mode:
in Quad mode: in PiP mode: 54
- Switch to another fullscreen channel
- Select another active channel (keyboard, mouse)
- Modify position and size of PiP images
- Change active channel
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Hotmouse Cursor IN FULLSCREEN MODE / QUAD MODE
Hotmouse Cursor IN FULLSCREEN MODE
When you activate the Hotmouse Cursor in Fullscreen mode, PiP images of the other channels are temporarily
displayed to allow you to switch to another channel.
Switching to another fullscreen channel
Activate Hotmouse Cursor. Move the Hotmouse Cursor over the PiP image of the channel that you wish to
activate and press the left mouse button.
Example: Switch from channel 2 to channel 3
Hotmouse Cursor IN QUAD MODE
Switching active channel (mouse, keyboard)
Activate Hotmouse Cursor. To change the active channel (switching mouse and keyboard), position the
Hotmouse Cursor in the respective channel field (1 to 4) and press the left mouse button.
Note:
When you move into another channel field, the channel number in the Hotmouse Cursor changes.
Example: Switch active channel from 1 to 3
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HOTMOUSE
Hotmouse Cursor IN PIP MODE
Hotmouse Cursor IN PIP MODE
Change active channel
Enable Hotmouse Cursor. Move the Hotmouse Cursor to the PiP-image of the channel you wish to activate
and press the left mouse button.
Note:
When the Hotmouse Cursor moves over a PiP-image, its appearance changes
(arrows, channel number).
Example: Switch active channel from 2 to 3
Vertical positioning of PiP images
Activate Hotmouse Cursor. Move the Hotmouse Cursor to the PiP-image area, hold down the left mouse
button and drag the PiPs to the desired vertical position.
Note:
As soon as the Hotmouse Cursor moves over a PiP image, its appearance changes
(arrows, channel number).
Example: Move PiP images upwards.
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Hotmouse Cursor IN PIP MODE
Hotmouse Cursor IN PIP MODE (continued)
Modify size of PiP images
Activate Hotmouse Cursor and move to the left edge of the PiP image area until horizontal arrows appear in the
Hotmouse Cursor. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the Hotmouse Cursor to the left to increase PiP
image size, or to the right to reduce PiP image size.
Note:
As soon as the Hotmouse Cursor moves to the left edge of the PiP image area, its appearance changes (horizontal arrows, channel number).
Scaling PiP images up
Hold left mouse button
Scaling PiP images down
Hold left mouse button
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HOTMOUSE
Hotmouse Menu - ACTIVATING / OPERATING
Hotmouse Menu - ACTIVATING
Activate Hotmouse Cursor and press the right mouse button to open the Hotmouse Menu. The Hotmouse Menu
can also be opened Hotkey:
HK
+
M
The Hotmouse Menu can also be opened via touch screen: tap the screen twice, and leave your finger pressed
on the touchscreen after the second tap (tap – hold, like a double click without lifting the finger on the second
click), until the Hotmous Menu opens.
By clicking outside the Hotmouse Menu, you can open the Hotmouse Cursor to enlarge and reposition PiPs
(only in PiP mode), and switch channels.
After you are finished using the Hotmouse Cursor, the Hotmouse Menu will reopen. Menu appearance varies
depending on display mode (Quad / Fullscreen / PiP). This menu allows you to carry out switching operations
and change PiP settings.
Hotmouse Menu - OPERATING
The Hotmouse Menu allows you to carry out switching operations and to enter PiP settings by mouse click
(left mouse button).
Click Help on the Hotmouse Menu for information on the individual symbols.
Click on HELP to open the HOTMOUSE HELP window.
Hotmouse Menu in PiP-mode
Click with the left mouse button on the ¢ arrow
symbols to either increase or decrease the values in
question. Clicking on the It uI arrow symbols
sets the minimum or maximum value.
After having completed the settings, click on CLOSE
to close the Hotmouse Menu window and exit the
Hotmouse Function.
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Hotmouse Menu - MODES
Hotmouse Menu - MODES
The individual modes can be set as follows:
Hotmouse Menu - QUAD MODE
Use the mouse to navigate to a channel in the Hotmouse Menu and click the left mouse button to activate it.
You can also switch to a different mode with the left mouse button.
Hotmouse Menu in Quad mode
Quad mode
Hotmouse Menu - FULLSCREEN MODE
Use the mouse to navigate to a channel in the Hotmouse Menu and click the left mouse button to activate it.
You can also switch to a different mode with the left mouse button.
Hotmouse Menu in Fullscreen mode
Fullscreen mode
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HOTMOUSE
Hotmouse Menu - MODES
Hotmouse Menu – MODES (continued)
Hotmouse Menu – PIP MODE
Use the mouse to navigate to a channel in the Hotmouse Menu and click the left mouse button to activate it.
Change position and size of PiP images, and PiP zoom.
Change PiP mode (triple / triple gap / single fixed / single direct / single scan) and scan time.
The PiP modes are described in detail on page 27ff.
Triple gap: PiP images are displayed with a gap in place of
the active channel.
Triple no gap: PiP images are displayed without a gap.
Triple tile: The size of the main image and the PiP images is
optimized so that
the main image
and the PiP images are shown as
large as possible
without overlapping.
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Hotmouse Menu - MODES
Hotmouse Menu – PIP MODE (continued)
Single fixed: One selected PiP image is permanently displayed.
Single direct: Press the front panel buttons 1, 2, 3, or 4
to directly select the PiP channel you want.
Single dual: The left half of the first channel is displayed at full size next to the left half of the second channel.
Use the „active“
setting to select
the active
channel.
To switch the
active channel
use the OSD,
Hotkeys or front
butons.
Single scan: Cycles through the PiP images at a set
interval.
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SERVICE
SERVICE INFORMATION
Maintenance and Repair
V-Switch quad II does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Please report any malfunction or deviation from
the functionality described in this manual during operation to HETEC’s Technical Support Department.
If we cannot solve your problem by phone and find that the fault is due to the unit, we will repair your unit free
of charge during our warranty period. Please pack the device carefully, if possible in its original packaging, and
send it to:
HETEC Datensysteme GmbH
Landsberger Straße 65
82110 Germering
Germany
Technical Support
If you cannot identify the cause of a problem, please contact HETEC, Technical Support.
To contact our technical support:
E-Mail
service@hetec.de
Telephone
+49 (0)89 - 89 43 67 - 0
Mondays through Fridays
08:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CET)
01:00 PM to 05:00 PM (CET)
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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FCC DECLARATION
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
AND
INDUSTRY CANADA
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENTS
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency energy, and if not installed and used properly,
that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference to radio communication. It has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A computing device in accordance with
the specifications in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection
against such interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case the user at his
own expense will be required to take whatever measures may be necessary to correct the interference. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emission from digital apparatus set out
in the Radio Interference Regulation of Industry Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numériques de la classe A prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique publié par
Industrie Canada.
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KEYBOARD COMMANDS
V-Switch quad II supports two types of hotkey: „multiple keys” and „double click”.
By default, V-Switch quad II is set to „multiple keys”.
Use the OSD menu to choose the hotkey type and keys (see page 14).
Multiple keys:
Press multiple keys plus command key.
COMMAND
The following hotkeys are available for selection:
= Hotkey
HK
Shift
Alt
HOTKEY
HK
Ctrl
and Command Key
together
Win
By Default:
=
Ctrl
+
Further examples:
= HK
Ctrl
+ Win
HK
=
Ctrl
+
=
HK
Alt
Alt
+
Alt
Shift
Double click key: Double click one key (=hotkey) and right after press the command key within 2 seconds.
COMMAND = Hotkey As double click hotkey you can choose one of the following keys:
Shift
Ctrl
Examples:
HK
Alt
and
Command Key
in sequence
Scroll
HK
HOTKEY =
HK
=
Scroll
Ctrl
Scroll
Ctrl
Note:
In command mode (hotkey is activated) LED flashing on the keyboard.
In double click hotkey mode, pressing an invalid key leaves the command mode.
While OSD is open hotkey =
Ctrl
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KEYBOARD COMMANDS
Selecting display mode
HK
+
Q
Quad mode
HK
+
F
Fullscreen mode
HK
+
P
PiP mode
Selecting active channel in Fullscreen / Quad / PiP mode
HK
+
1
Computer 1
HK
+
2
Computer 2
HK
+
3
Computer 3
HK
+
4
Computer 4
You can also use hotkey and the arrow keys to switch the active channel.
In Dual mode, you can select the channel on the right using the 1, 2, 3, or 4 keys on the numeric keypad.
Switch the active channel with hotkey and the arrow keys.
In PiP mode, the active channel automatically is displayed as full image.
Open USB device switch menu
HK
F1
Open USB device/port 1 switch menu
HK
F2
Open USB device/port 2 switch menu
HK
F3
Open USB device/port 3 switch menu
HK
F4
Open USB device/port 4 switch menu
Other Commands
HK
+
O
Open OSD
HK
+
U
Directly open OSD USB Device 1-4
HK
+
V
Safe output resolution
+
HK
I
Directly open OSD PiP menu
(In the background display mode switches to PiP as long as menu is open)
HK
66
+
M
Open Hotmouse Menu
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DEVICE CONFIGURATION PROGRAM
Installation of Device Configuration Program (CONFDEV)
The Device Configuration Program allows you to remotely operate the OSD of V-Switch quad II on an external
Windows computer via serial connection.
To install the device configuration software CONFDEV, you need
• A Windows computer with a free RS 232 COM-port
• Your V-Switch quad II
• The installation CD containing the confdevEn.exe program
• The enclosed „serial cable” (RJ45-DB9 adaptor + RJ45 CAT5 cable)
Use the serial cable to connect the COM port of the Windows computer with the serial port of your
V-Switch quad II.
Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive and start the confdevEn.exe program.
The Device Configuration Program (CONFDEV) window opens:
Click to open the OSD (device configuration) remotely.
Click to change settings, like COM port.
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DEVICE CONFIGURATION PROGRAM
Settings
Click the „device configuration” button
to open the SETTINGS window. It allows you to set the font size for
the OSD window, log parameters, and the COM port V-Switch quad II is connected to.
Remote OSD operation
Click the green arrow
to open the On Screen Display (OSD) of V-Switch quad II remotely on your
external Windows computer.
Now, the main OSD menu is open and ready
for navigation.
Navigation
Use arrow keys on the keyboard of your remote
Windows computer to navigate to the desired line
in the OSD menu and confirm by pressing ENTER.
Use the ESC key to return to the previous menu.
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Firmware Update
Update firmware of V-Switch quad II
To execute a firmware update, you need:
•
•
•
a computer with serial port
the enclosed „serial cable” (RJ45-DB9 adaptor + RJ45 CAT5 cable)
the current executable firmware file
Use the serial cable to connect the COM port of your computer to the RS232 port on V-Switch quad II.
Start the executable firmware file.
Set the desired COM port and press „Update”.
All LEDs on the front panel of V-Switch quad II flash
(blue) during the upgrade.
Additionally, the upgrade process is indicated by
an OSD window on your remote computer.
II
After successful update, V-Switch quad II restarts
without changing configuration.
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SERIAL CABLE
For serial remote control, V-Switch quad II requires a special adaptor to connect a CAT5 cable to the serial RJ45
port at the rear panel of V-Switch quad II.
This adaptor is connected to your external serial control device (e.g. computer). To the adaptor any CAT5 cable
can be connected. The CAT5 cable again is connected to the RJ45 port of V-Switch quad II.
The adaptor (plus a standard CAT5 cable (in green)) always is delivered with V-Switch quad II.
Serial cable = HETEC adaptor + standard CAT5 cable
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DCP-XML REMOTE CONTROL
DCP-XML permits remote control of V-Switch quad II by a computer or other devices using the RS-232 serial
port of V-Switch quad II. To connect to this port, use the „serial cable” (HETEC RJ45-DB9 adaptor + standard
RJ45 CAT5 cable).
DCP is an XML-based protocol.
Using DCP, all important settings of V-Switch quad II can be queried and changed.
A general description of XML can be found at http://www.w3.org/XML/
The XML scheme for DCP can be found on the enclosed CD, under the name „dcp.xsd”.
For a detailed description on how to use DCP-XML with V-Switch quad II please see the „DCP-XML Manual” on
CD supplied with V-Switch quad II.
DCP Modes
DCP has two modes of operation:
1. Control
This mode is intended for direct control of a V-Switch quad II, for example using a computer.
2. Synchronize
This mode is used to synchronize multiple, linked devices.
In Synchronize mode, V-Switch quad II sends all settings changes as DCP messages.
Thus, a chain of linked V-Switch quad II can be controlled synchroneously.
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SUPPORTED TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER
V-Switch quad II supports USB touch screens having built in one of the following controllers:
Tyco ELO Touch System:
- AccuTouch Five-Wire Resistive Touch Technology
includes models 1215L, 1229L, 1515L, 1522L, 1528L Medical, 1529L, 1537L, 1715L, 1729L, 1739L, 1915L,
1928L, 1928L Medical, 1939L, 2020L
- IntelliTouch Surface Wave Touch Technology
elo 2701 Controller Series (IntelliTouch, SecureTouch)
- CarrollTouch Infrared Touch Technology
(not supported: Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR))
TSharc:
TSharc Octopus Controller
widely used, including in touch screens manufactured by 3M, Microtouch, TrollTouch, The Bergquist Company
XanQ:
USB-R5W-HT580-R by XanQ Technology Corporation
used in the HETEC CompactConsole HE-TFT-RM17 rack console
3M MicroTouch:
- MicroTouch™ EX II (new release delivered since 2009 with support of HID)
- MicroTouch™ DST, only restrict: (first calibrate it at computer, then same procedure but while connected at
V-Switch quad II; only left mouse key support, right mouse key has no function). E.g. integrated at display NEC
Multeos 32” und 40“ LCD with touch option.
ET&T Technology:
ETouch IR™ infra red touch screen, aluminium frame, 26” up to 65”
eGalaxy eMPIA Technology Inc. (EETI):
S5000UEGG; 4/5-Wire Resistive Touch Technology; USB;
Note:
If your USB touch screen does not feature one of the controllers listed above, please contact
HETEC Datensysteme GmbH technical support to determine compatibility.
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SUPPORTED VIDEO INPUT
VIDEO INPUT (Display Video Formats)
Mode
Resolution
CGA
640x350
CGA
640x400
EGA
720x400
EGA
720x400
VGA
640x480
VGA
640x480
VGA
640x480
VGA
640x480
SVGA
800x600
SVGA
800x600
SVGA
800x600
SVGA
800x600
SVGA
800x600
XGA
1024x768
XGA
1024x768
XGA
1024x768
XGA
1024x768
XGA
1024x768
XGA/B
1152x864
SUN
1152x900
HDTVp
1280x720
HDTVp
1280x720
WXGA
1280x768
UWXGA
1280x960
UWXGA
1280x960
SXGA
1280x1024
SXGA
1280x1024
SXGA
1280x1024
SXGA
1280x1024
SXGA
1280x1024
WXGA
1360x768
SXGA+
1400x1050
SXGA+
1400x1050
SGI
1600x1024
UXGA
1600x1200
UXGA
1600x1200
UXGAr
1600x1200
UXGAr
1600x1200
WSXGA
1680x1050
HDTVp
1920x1080
HDTVp
1920x1080
HDTVp
1920x1080
WUXGAr
1920x1200
WUXGAr
1920x1200
Sync
polarity
H/V
+/-
-/+
+/+
-/+
-/-
-/-
-/-
-/-
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
-/+
-/-
-/-
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
-/+
+/+
+/+
g
+/+
g
+/+
+/+
+/+
-/+
-/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
-/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
Refresh rate
Set in
analog digital* EDID
Hz
Hz
85
85
85
85
70
70
x
85
85
60
22 - 60
x
72
72
x
75
75
x
85
85
x
56
22 - 56
x
60
60
x
72
72
x
75
75
x
85
85 - 180
x
50
22- 50
60
60
x
70
70
x
75
75
x
85
85
x
75
75
x
66
66
50
22 - 50
60
60
60
60
60
60
85
85
50
50
60
60
x
72
72
75
75
x
85
85
x
60
22 - 60
50
22 - 50
60
60
60
60
50
50
60
60
x
50
50
60
60
60
60
---
22 - 24
50
50
60
60
x
50
22 - 50
60
60
x
VESA / CEA
Standard
DMT
DMT
CVT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
CVT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
CVT
CEA-861-E
CEA-861-E
DMT
DMT
DMT
CVT
DMT
CVT
DMT
DMT
DMT
CVT
DMT
CVT
CVT
DMT
CVT
CVT
DMT
CEA-861-E
CEA-861-E
CEA-861-E
CVT
DMT
Note:
* digital: all video formats up to 162 MHz pixel clock following DMT, CVT or GTF standard timings
are supported. Within this range ANY digital resolution is supported.
Analog input may not be detected correctly. See page 47 EDID/DDC.
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SUPPORTED VIDEO OUTPUT
VIDEO OUTPUT (Display Video Formats)
The table lists all video formats supported by V-Switch quad II at the output port.
Mode
Horizontal
Vertical
Hz
VGA
VGA
VGA
SVGA
SVGA
SVGA
XGA
XGA
XGA
XGA
XGA
SXGA
SXGA
SXGA
SXGA+
SXGA+
UXGA
UXGA
UXGAr
UXGAr
XGA/B
UWXGA
UWXGA
SUN
WXGA
WXGA
WSXGA
WUXGAr
WUXGAr
WUXGAr
HDTVp
HDTVp
HDTVp
HDTVp
640
640
640
800
800
800
1024
1024
1024
1024
1024
1280
1280
1280
1400
1400
1600
1600
1600
1600
1152
1280
1280
1152
1280
1366
1680
1920
1920
1920
1280
1920
1920
1920
480
480
480
600
600
600
768
768
768
768
768
1024
1024
1024
1050
1050
1200
1200
1200
1200
864
960
960
900
768
768
1050
1200
1200
1200
720
1080
1080
1080
60
75
85
60
75
85
50
60
70
75
85
50
60
75
50
60
50
60
50
60
75
60
85
66
60
60
60
40
50
60
50
24
50
60
Note:
When set to auto (by default) V-Switch quad II reads the EDID of the monitor connected and
automatically supports its resolution.
Note:
Fluid video performance:
With digital input and a resolution of 800x600, the input frame rate may be increased up to 180 Hz.
This provides smooth video output even in Quad mode. To use this feature, it is necessary to choose
this resolution and refresh rate on all devices connected to the V-Switch quad II’s video inputs.
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CASCADING
CASCADING multiple V-Switch quad II units - more than 4 sources on a single display
V-Switch quad II can be cascaded in order to display more than 4 sources simultaneously on a single display.
In this master-slave-system, any V-Switch quad II can be used as master or slave. It is the same hardware.
One V-Switch quad II is used as master unit. To the output of the master unit the console with keyboard mouse
and display or touch screen is connected. To each input of the master unit, a slave V-Switch quad II can be
connected. In this way, each quadrant on the display can be split in four more quadrants.
Example: In a setup with one master and four slave V-Switch quad II a total of 16 sources can be displayed
simultaneously on a single console.
All display modes:
Display modes (Quad, PiP, Dual, Fullscreen) of slaves and master can individually be set, combined, and
switched, e.g. the master unit could be set to Quad mode, while the first slave is set to PiP, the second slave to
Fullscreen, the third slave to Quad, and the fourth slave to Dual mode. Any combination is possible.
Keyboard and mouse operation:
Keyboard and mouse can be activated on any of the up to 16 computers connected to operate these.
Hotkeys for switching:
Use hotkeys to quickly activate any of the e.g. 16 channels or to switch the display mode of any of the V-Switch
quad II units in the master-slave-system.
Different levels (master or slave) require different types of hotkeys.
For example, keep the hotkey default setting
HK 1 =
Ctrl
+
Just change the hotkey settings for the master V-Switch quad II to e.g. Alt
for all slave V-Switch quad II.
HK 2 = Ctrl
+
Win
See page 65 on how to change hotkeys.
Example:
In a cascaded V-Switch quad II setup with one master, 4 slaves, and 16 computers connected you can activate
keyboard and mouse of computer 16 by pressing the following hotkey combination:
HK2 + 4 (to activate the channel 4 on the master level), then HK1 + 4 (to activate the channel 4 on the slave
V-Switch quad II connected to port 4 of the master)
Example:
To change a display mode of e.g. the slave V-Switch quad II connected to port 4 of the master V-Switch quad II
press the following hotkey combination:
HK2 + 4 (to activate the channel 4 on the master level), then HK1 + P to switch from default Quad mode to PiP
mode in this quadrant. The result is a screen split in four equal quadrants. All quadrants are split again in four
equal quadrants (Quad mode), just the quadrant in the lower right corner (channel 4) is showing its four sources
in PiP mode.
Note:
Use a programmable keyboard for comfortable switching of cascaded V-Switch quad II. Behind a
single key you can program a combination of hotkeys. By pressing a single key you can activate
keyboard and mouse of one of e.g. 16 computers connected or the switch display mode of the
master or any of the four slave V-Switch quad II.
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DELIVERABLES
Please use the list below to verify that all parts have been delivered.
The following components are included:
•
1 V-Switch quad II
•
1 19” rack mount kit
•
1 Installation and Operation Manual on CD
•
1 installation CD
•
1 power cable
•
1 cable set HW-KON-DVI-VGA:
1 adapter DVI-I/VGA for console
1 short PS/2 keyboard mouse/USB adaptor
•
2 cable set HW-CPU-VGA:
1 video cable DVI/VGA, length 2.0 m
1 Y-cable PS/2 for mouse and keyboard, length 2.0 m
1 USB cable plug A - plug B, length 2.0 m
•
1 video cable DVI/DVI, length 2.0 m
1 Y-cable PS/2 for mouse and keyboard, length 2.0 m
1 USB cable plug A - plug B, length 2.0 m
2 cable set HW-CPU-DVI:
•
1 serial adaptor with green CAT5 cable.
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