Linx CrossXFormat Switcher
Linx™ CrossXFormat
Matrix Switchers
User’s Guide
Models
Linx 3300,
Linx 3300S,
Linx 1700,
and Linx 900
February 2011
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Linx™ CrossXFormat Matrix Switchers User’s Guide
P/N 350-10036-01 v2.4
February 2011
COPYRIGHT
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© 2010-2011 RGB Spectrum. All rights reserved.
This guide is for use with the RGB Spectrum Linx CrossXFormat Matrix
Switchers. Use for any other purpose is not permitted. This guide was
prepared for viewing on a PC; a copy may be printed as required.
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Linx, Total EDID Manager, and the RGB Spectrum logo are
trademarks of RGB Spectrum, Inc. in the United States and
other countries.
NOTICE
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RGB Spectrum reserves the right to make any modification to this guide
or the information contained herein at any time without notice.
All features, functions, and specifications are subject to change without
notice or obligation.
COMP ANY ADDRE SS
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RGB Spectrum
950 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
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Telephone (510) 814-7000
Fax (510) 814-7026
ACKNOWL EDGEMENT
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The RGB Spectrum Web Control Panel (WCP)
uses the GoAhead WebServer.
Copyright © 2003 GoAhead Software, Inc. All rights reserved
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Java is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates.
HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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RE GUL ATORY CERTIF ICATION
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RGB Spectrum maintains copies of test results, certifications, and
Declarations of Conformity on file in its offices in Alameda, CA.
Copies of test results, certificates and declarations will be made
available upon request.
RE GUL ATORY CERTIF ICATION: 
ELECTRO-MAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
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U.S.A
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
requirements in Part 15 Subpart B, ICES-003 of the FCC rules for a
Class A computing device. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area may cause unacceptable
interference to radio and TV reception requiring the operator to take
whatever steps necessary to correct the interference.
Canada
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with Industry
Canada ICES-003 Issue 4, February 7, 2006 Class A.
Europe
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with:
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EN 55022 (CISPR 22):2006 Class A
EN 55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003
RE GUL ATORY CERTIF ICATION: 
SAFETY AND LOW VOL TAGE DIRECTIVE
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U.S.A/Canada
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with UL60950-1/
CSA C22.2 N. 60950-1 - Safety of Information Technology Equipment.
Europe
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with:
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IEC 609590-1: 2005 (2nd Edition) Information Technology
Equipment - Safety
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EN 60950-1: 2006 Information Technology Equipment – Safety
60950-1 (ed. 2) CB Test Certificate
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RE STRICTIONS ON HAZARDOUS
SUBSTANCE S (ROHS )
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This equipment complies with EU RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC. This
equipment, with the listed allowed exception noted below, does not
contain any homogeneous material that:
a) Contains lead (Pb) in excess of 0.1% weight (1,000 ppm),
b) Contains mercury (Hg) in excess of 0.1% weight (1,000 ppm),
c) Contains hexavalent chromium (CR VI) in excess of 0.1%
weight (1,000 ppm),
d) Contains polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) in excess of 0.1%
weight (1,000 ppm),
e) Contains polybrominated dimethyl ethers (PBDE) in excess of
0.1% weight (1,000 ppm), or
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Contains cadmium (Cd) in excess of 0.01% weight (100 ppm).
The only listed exception is for lead (Pb) contained in the dielectric of
exempted multi-layer ceramic capacitors.
WASTE EQUIPMENT DISPOSAL
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Disposal of this equipment must comply with local regulations for waste
electronics and electrical equipment.
SERVICE
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While there are no user serviceable parts in the Linx 3300
CrossXFormat Switcher, the product contains various field replaceable
units (FRU’s).
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LIMITED WARRANT Y
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RGB Spectrum (RGB) warrants that this product will be free from defects
in material and workmanship, under normal use and service when
correctly installed and maintained, for a period of one (1) year from date
of shipment. RGB’s liability under this warranty is limited solely to
replacing, repairing or issuing credit for any product which is shown to
be defective during the warranty period. Purchaser shall (i) notify RGB
promptly in writing of any claims, and (ii) provide RGB with an
opportunity to inspect and test the product claimed to be defective.
Warranty does not cover misuse, abuse, improper installation or
application, improper maintenance or repair, alteration, accident or
negligence in use, improper temperature, humidity or other
environmental condition, storage, transportation or handling. RGB
Spectrum shall have no obligations under this warranty with respect to
any defect unless it receives notice and a description of such defect no
later than five (5) business days following the expiration of the warranty
period.
THE WARRANTIES STATED HEREIN ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING (BUT NOT
LIMITED TO) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL RGB BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR LOSS, DAMAGE
OR EXPENSE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING FROM THE
PURCHASER’S INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT EITHER
SEPARATELY OR IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER EQUIPMENT
OR FACILITIES, OR FROM ANY OTHER CAUSE.
EX TENDED WARRANTY
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An annual extended warranty may be purchased. Should the product fail
to operate properly during the covered period, RGB Spectrum will repair
the product and restore it to normal operation without charge for labor or
parts. For further information on obtaining an extended warranty, email
[email protected] or call (510) 814-7000.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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List of Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .x
List of Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Chapter 1
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
About this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Input and Output Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Spare Parts Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EDID Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EDID Registers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hot Plug Event . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EDID Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EDID List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EDID Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Input Equalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Custom Timing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 2
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Physical Description and Installation . . . . . . . . 8
Linx 3300 (discontinued) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Supplied Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Front Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
LCD Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Air Intake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Power Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
AC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Ethernet Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
RS-232 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Linx 3300S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Linx 1700 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Supplied Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Front Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Air Intake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
AC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
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Ethernet Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RS-232 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linx 900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supplied Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LED Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RS-232 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Input Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Output Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inputs and Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RS-232 Serial Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
100/1000 BASE-T Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 3
Communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Serial Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tera Term Telnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Linx Switcher IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 4
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Web Control Panel Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Opening the Web Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Web Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Routing Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Routing Ruler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Enable Force Hot Plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Apply Force Hot Plug to All Inputs . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Input Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Input Timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EDID Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cable Equalizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Output Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Display Full Switcher’s Matrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Load Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Create Preset. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EDID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Terminal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Product ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Firmware Version . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MAC Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Board Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WCP Version. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 5
Front Panel Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Front Panel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Presets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assigning an Input to an Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Routing an Input to an Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Command Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Command Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Command Arguments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Predefined Parameter Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parameter Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Query the Current Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Command Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Communications Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EDID Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preset Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switch Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Timing Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Factory Timing List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macro Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading Macros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Listing Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pausing Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restarting Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Transferring Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uploading a File to the Linx Switcher . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading a File from the Linx Switcher . . . . . . . . .
Update System Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Before Upgrading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Post 2.4 Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrade to Firmware 2.4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upgrade from 2.0 or Earlier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Serial Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Telnet Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
After Upgrading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 8
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Physical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Communications Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Input Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RS-232 Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 9
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Air Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuse Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Supply Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linx 3300 (6-RU) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Linx 1700 and Linx 3300S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Input and Output Module Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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LIST OF FIGURES
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Figure 1-1
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Figure 2-2
Figure 2-3
Figure 2-4
Figure 2-5
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Linx 3300 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Linx 3300 Power Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Linx 3300 Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
AC Power Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Linx 3300S Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Linx 3300S Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Linx 1700 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Linx 1700 Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Linx 900 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Linx 900 Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Linx 3300, Linx 3300S, and Linx 1700 DL-DVI/RGB
Input Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Linx 900 DL-DVI/RGB Input Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Linx 3300, Linx 3300S, and Linx 1700 I/O Blank Plate . . . 20
Linx 900 I/O Blank Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Linx 3300, Linx 3300S, and Linx 1700 DL-DVI 
Output Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Linx 900 Output Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
EDID-Supported Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Serial Communication Selected. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Serial Port Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Initializing Telnet on Tera Term. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Telnet Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Entering the IP Address in the Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
WCP Routing Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Input Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Disabled Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
WCP Selecting Routing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Routing Window Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Routing Ruler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Configuration Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Input Timing Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Edit Input Timing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Timing List Name Dialog Box. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Input Timing Interactive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Advanced Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Load Preset Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Create Preset Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Preset Routing Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Name Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
EDID Management Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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Figure 4-21
Figure 4-22
Figure 5-1
Figure 7-1
Figure 7-2
Figure 7-3
Figure 7-4
Figure 7-5
Figure 7-6
Figure 8-1
Figure 8-2
Figure 8-3
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System Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Terminal Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
System Info Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Front Panel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
FTP Address Entry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
FTP Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Locate File to Upload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Copying Firmware to the Linx Switcher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Firmware Uploaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
SYSINFO Report Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
DVI-I Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Ethernet Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
RS-232 DB-9 Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Fuse Holder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
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LIST OF TABLES
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Table 1-1
Table 1-2
Table 1-3
Table 1-4
Table 6-1
Table 6-2
Table 6-3
Table 6-4
Table 6-5
Table 6-6
Table 6-7
Table 6-8.
Table 6-9
Table 6-10
Table 8-1
Table 8-2
Table 8-3
Table 8-4
Table 8-5
Table 8-6
Table 8-7
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Replacement I/O Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Linx 3300S Spare Parts Kit (980 10254) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Linx 3300 Spare Parts Kit (980 9616) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Alphabetical List of Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Communications Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Control Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
EDID Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Preset Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Switch Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Timing Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Factory Timing List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Miscellaneous Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Macro Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Physical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Communications Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Input Module Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
DVI Connector Pin Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Analog Inputs Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Ethernet Connector Pin Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
RS-232 Connector Pin Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Troubleshooting Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
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I NTRODUCTION
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1
ABOUT THIS MANUAL
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This manual describes the installation and operation of the Linx
CrossXFormat family of switchers. The models include Linx 3300, Linx
3300S, Linx 1700, and Linx 900. Where model-specific differences exist,
the Linx 3300 product will be used in the text followed by the Linx 1700
and Linx 900 in braces { }.
PR ODU CT OV ERV IE W
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The Linx CrossXFormat Matrix Switchers provide a switching solution
for environments with both DVI and analog RGB sources. The switcher
can be configured to support both signals on every input channel. A truly
integrated system, analog RGB is internally converted, processed
through the switcher and output as DVI. It is ideal for facilities
transitioning from analog to DVI or that require the continuing use of
specialized equipment with RGB output.
The Linx CrossXFormat Matrix Switchers are high-performance, nonblocking switchers. The Linx Switchers support DVI, RGB, and YPbPr
signals on all inputs. Analog RGB and YPbPr, also known as YUV, is
internally converted in the switcher and output as DVI.
The Linx CrossXFormat Matrix Switchers support HDCP, allowing it to
accommodate content-protected signals from HDMI™ sources. An
HDCP encoded signal can be routed to all outputs simultaneously,
subject to limitations of the source device or media. HDCP can be turned
off for inputs receiving signals from non-compliant sources.
EDID management and control are simplified with RGB Spectrum’s Total
EDID Manager™, which provides the user with the most complete set of
EDID management tools available.
Signals with pixel clock rates up to 165 MHz are supported, including
1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152, and 1080p.
All functions are easily set up and controlled using a command line
interface or graphically via a standard web browser. Front panel controls
on the Linx 1700 and 3300 provide quick access to call up presets or
create a routing assignment.
Each input features built-in cable equalization to extend cable lengths
without the need for external extenders. The Linx Switcher can supply
up to 500 mA of 5-Volt power to each output port for pin-powered
devices such as cables or extenders, eliminating the need for external
power supplies.
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Input and Output Modules
Maintaining signal integrity is crucial in a digital switcher. Jitter and
signal distortion errors are corrected with precision pixel re-clocking,
resulting in pristine digital images.
Packaged in a rugged steel chassis with forced-air cooling, the Linx
CrossXFormat Matrix Switchers provides an unmatched combination of
performance, features, robust construction, and ease of use.
•
•
Robust 24/7 operation
•
DVI single-link (dual-link option) outputs with up to 500 mA pinpower
•
•
•
•
•
HDCP support
DVI single-link (dual-link option) inputs with cable equalization
or analog RGB signal
Full pixel re-clocking for optimal image quality
Graphical user interface using standard web browser
EDID pass through and over-ride with Total EDID Manager™
Stores 100 switcher presets
Table 1-1 Model Features
Linx 3300a
Linx 3300S
Linx 1700
6-RU
7-RU
4-RU
2-RU
Maximum Inputs
32
32
16
8
Maximum Outputs
32
32
16
8
Ethernet Control
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


Serial Control




Front Panel Control



—
Front Panel Display




Front-Load
Dual-Redundant
Rear-Load
Dual-Redundant
Rear-Load
Single
External DC
Chassis
Power Supply
Linx 900
a. Discontinued
INPUT AND OUTPUT MODULES
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There are two input ports on each input module. Dual-link input modules
support two single-link DVI or RGB inputs, or a single, dual-link DVI
input (dual-link option required). Dual-link capable output modules
support two single-link outputs, or one dual-link output (dual-link option
required). Individual input and output modules may be ordered to
expand a unit or as replacements, should that be necessary.
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Spare Parts Kit
Table 1-2 Replacement I/O Modules
Model
Input Module
Output Module
Linx 3300S
LX33S 2IN
LX33S 2OUT
Linx 3300
LX33 2IN
LX33 2OUT
Linx 1700
LX17 2IN
LX17 2OUT
Linx 900
LX9 2IN
LX9 2OUT
SP ARE PARTS KIT
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Spare parts kits are available for the Linx 3300S and the Linx 3300. The
contents of these kits are shown in the tables below.
Table 1-3 Linx 3300S Spare Parts Kit (980 10254)
Quantity
Description
1
Foam filter
1
12-volt power supply
2
Exhaust fans
1
Dual-link DVI/RGB input module
1
Dual-link DVI output module
1
Intake fan assembly
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Description
2
8-amp, slow-blow fuse
1
Foam filter
1
12-volt power supply
1
Dual-link DVI/RGB input module
1
Dual-link DVI output module
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EDID Control
EDID CONTROL
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EDID, Extended Display Identification Data, is information which
enables a graphics adapter source to output a graphics standard best
suited for the connected display monitor. This information includes the
display resolution and frame rate. Total EDID Manager provides a
choice of what EDID to supply to the source and arbitrates when an
input is routed to multiple output ports connected to displays of differing
capabilities. The user can preload appropriate EDID files into a switch
before installation if desired.
The block diagram in Figure 1-1 illustrates the selection of EDID to be
passed to the host graphics adapter for the Linx 3300; other models will
have fewer input and output ports. The data is stored in the EDID register
which can be read whether the Linx Switcher is powered on or off.
In Fixed Mode, a user-selected
EDID is assigned to an input
channel. This provides a static
EDID to the graphics card,
independent of switcher signals,
avoiding Hot-Plug event induced
shut-downs.
In Emulated Mode, a userselected EDID is assigned to an
output channel. Different than
Fixed Mode, the EDID read by
the graphics card changes along
with the routing assignment.
User selected from
EDID timing table
User selected from
EDID timing table
Input 1
Fixed
EDID
Output 1
Static
EDID
Output #1
EDID
EDID I/F
Input #1
EDID
EDID data for
input #1 is
stored here
Display
EDID
User selected from
EDID timing table
Input 32
Emulated
EDID
In Pass Through Mode,
EDID from the display
device is passed through
the switch in real-time.
Input EDID
Priority
Arbitration
User selected from
EDID timing table
Fixed
EDID
Output 32
Static
EDID
Output #32
EDID
EDID I/F
EDID data for
input #32 is
stored here
Linx Switcher
Input #32
EDID
Emulated
EDID
Pass
Through
EDID
Priority Arbitration allows user
selection of one display’s
EDID when a signal is sent to
multiple displays. Priority can
be based on switcher output
number or signal resolution.
Figure 1-1 Selecting EDID
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EDID Control
. .EDID
. . REGISTERS
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There are three EDID registers within the Linx Switcher
•
Pass Through EDID - Contains EDID passed through from the
display device in real time. The contents of the display register
may be saved as an entry in the EDID list.
•
Emulated EDID - Contains EDID assigned to each output
selected from the EDID list.
•
Fixed EDID - Contains fixed EDID for each input selected from
the EDID list and when selected is continuously supplied to the
graphics source connected to that input.
The factory default resolution for each register is 1920 x 1200 at a frame
rate of 59.95 Hz. This value is restored when EDID is captured on a port
with no output device connected.
. .HOT. .PLUG
. . EVENT
...
When a display is connected to or disconnected from an output port, a
hot plug event occurs. If the unit is configured with EDID pass-through
and input is set for Dynamic, the Linx Switcher downloads the display's
EDID parameters to the EDID register for the duration of that
connection. The source device reads the EDID from this register.
A hot plug event also occurs when a graphics source is connected to or
disconnected from a Linx Switcher input port. The Linx Switcher will
continuously supply EDID to the graphics source even if the switcher is
powered off. A Force Hot Plug command is available via the Windows
Control Panel (WCP) or command line.
. . .EDID
. . PRIORITY
....
When an input is routed to multiple outputs, a number of options are
available. Fixed EDID can be selected from the EDID list or a priority
scheme may be used to select EDID from one of the output ports.
Priority is needed when the displays have different resolutions from one
another and can be set to select either the active output with the lowest
resolution or the lowest numbered active output. EDID priority is applied
to Emulated and display pass-through data. The input configuration
must be set to Dynamic for the priority schemes to work.
Instances where two or more displays’ resolutions are not compatible
with each other may occur. For these occasions, a lower, “commondenominator” resolution or a scaler will be needed.
Only active outputs are considered when establishing priority. Active
outputs are those having parameters stored in the Linx Switcher EDID
display register; these may be outputs currently connected or those with
assigned emulated EDID.
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Input Equalization
. . . . .EDID
. . LIST
..
The EDID list is used to apply parameters to the fixed and emulated
EDID registers. User Entries in the list are numbered 1 to 100 with an
additional factory default based on the Dell 2408 monitor (1920x1200 at
59.95 Hz). Data contained in the list include:
•
•
•
•
List index number
Name
Display device manufacturer’s ID
Resolution and frame rate
Advanced users may view and modify additional timing parameters with
third-party software such as Phoenix EDID Designer freeware available
at http//www.tucows.com/preview/329441.
.EDID
. .MANAGEMENT
......
Total EDID Manager works through the Web Control Panel (WCP) or
command line operation. Management functions include
•
•
•
•
•
•
Loading EDID from the EDID list to a register
Saving display EDID to the EDID list
Naming an EDID list entry
Viewing an entry in the EDID list
Deleting an EDID list entry
Exporting and importing an EDID list entry
INPUT EQUALIZ ATION
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Input equalization is used to compensate for the losses caused by the
electrical and physical characteristics of a copper DVI cable. The longer
the cable, the greater the need for equalization.
A non-equalized input may result in one of the following on the displayed
output
•
•
•
•
•
Noise
Lines
“Sparkles”
Drop-out
No signal
Through the WCP, input equalization may be set to Auto, Off, Minimum
or in the range to Maximum. Equalization may be set to a value through
command line control. The usable equalization range is between 165
and 255; 0 is AUTO and 128 is OFF.
Generally, no equalization should be needed for cables under 5 meters
(15 feet) in length and never for fiber optic cables. Each cable is unique
relative to the amount of equalization it may require. For longer or
narrower gauge cables, a higher setting may be required.
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Custom Timing
The input equalization command, INputEQ, is described on page 66.
Using the WCP to set equalization is discussed on page 39. Input
equalization control is not available on the front panel.
CUSTOM TIMING
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There are a wide variety of analog graphics signals that can be used
with Linx CrossXFormat Matrix Switchers, many of which are supported
directly by a pre-defined, factory timing list. When an analog signal is
connected to a graphics input, the Linx CrossXFormat Matrix Switchers
automatically search the list for a match, and will load the timing values
to exactly match the input signal (autosync). If a match is not found, then
it is possible to define the parameters of the signal and to add them to
the timing list. Custom timing sets can be created and saved via the
Windows Control Panel (WCP) or command line entries.
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P HYSICAL D ESCRIPTION
I NSTALLATION
2
AND
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LINX 3300 (discontinued )
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The Linx 3300 is housed in a 6-RU chassis with standard rack mounting
brackets.
Note
SUPPLIED
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COMPONENTS
FRONT PANEL
. . . . .FEATURES
....
R G B SPECTRUM
The Linx 3300 is no longer in production, but
information is included here for reference.
Accessories supplied with the Linx 3300 include two AC power cords,
two rails for rear rack mount support, 10 mounting screws for the rear
rack mount supports and a CD that contains this manual.
Features on the front panel include LED indicators, a two-line display,
control knob, buttons, and the air intake. See Chapter 5 for a detailed
description of the display, control knob and buttons. The air intake cover
is removed to access the unit’s air filters and two power supplies.
link
Cross
Format
PRESS TO
SELECT
activity
alarm
power A
PST
SRC
DST
SYS
TAKE
power B
Figure 2-1 Linx 3300 Front View
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LED INDICATORS
•
•
•
•
Active - Indicates network activity.
Link - Illuminates when an Ethernet link is present.
Alarm - If the system is overheated, this LED will be red.
Power A and Power B - Indicates that the power supplies are
present and powered on. If only one power supply is installed,
the LED for the blank supply will be red.
LCD DISPLAY
Rotate the control knob to step through the system information. Data
displayed include:
•
•
•
•
•
•
IP Address
Gateway IP Address
Subnet Mask Address
Mac Address
Model Name
•
•
•
•
•
Hostname
Serial Port Baud Rate
Serial Port Echo State
Board Temperature
Maximum Temperature
Firmware Version
AIR INTAKE
Six 4-40 x 1/4” Phillips flathead screws hold the air intake cover in place.
Remove these screws to access the two foam air filters and the two
power supplies.
CAUTION
Do not operate the Linx Switcher without the air filters
in place. Doing so will cause the unit to overheat.
See Chapter 9 for instructions on cleaning and replacing the air filters.
POWER SUPPLIES
The two system power supplies are located behind the air intake upper
foam filter. The power supplies are redundant. One supply may be
powered off and swapped while the unit is powered on without
interruption.
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Figure 2-2 Linx 3300 Power Supplies
CAUTION
. . . .REAR
. . PANEL
...
A power supply may be replaced while to unit is
powered on. But the Linx 3300 should not be
operated for more than a few minutes without a
second supply installed. Proper air flow for cooling
requires that two supplies be installed.
Features on the rear of the Linx 3300 include the input and output
modules, AC power connectors, fuses, and switches, a 100/1000 BASET connector for control over Ethernet, and an RS-232 port for serial
control.
Input and output modules are keyed to prevent insertion into an incorrect
slot. Each I/O card is secured to the chassis with two screws. Each I/O
connector has two capture-nuts to secure signal cables.
All system connections are made to the rear panel. See Chapter 8 for
details on connectors and pin-outs.
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Input Modules
Output Modules
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
DVI Out
16
dvi active
ready
31
dvi active
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
14
29
dvi active
dvi active
15
DVI Out
12
27
ready
dvi active
ready
25
ready
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
10
23
13
DVI Out
ready
dvi active
dvi active
8
21
11
DVI Out
dvi active
ready
DVI Out
dvi active
power
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
DVI Out
dvi active
ready
power
9
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
32
18
20
22
24
26
28
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
DVI Out
DVI Out
dvi active
power
power
dvi active
DVI Out
CPU
RS-232 Serial
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI In
power
dvi active
DVI In
power
dvi active
DVI In
power
DVI In
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI In
power
dvi active
DVI In
power
DVI In
DVI In
dvi active
power
power
rst
6
19
dvi active
POWER B
110-240 VAC
6A 50/60 Hz
4
17
7
ready
CONTROL
dvi active
dvi active
DVI Out
2
Power Supply B
31
ready
dvi active
ready
dvi active
ready
dvi active
ready
dvi active
ready
dvi active
ready
ready
dvi active
DVI Out
16
POWER A
110-240 VAC
6A 50/60 Hz
ready
dvi active
power
ready
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
29
5
dvi active
27
14
3
ready
25
Ethernet Port
DVI In
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
12
1
OPT
ready
23
DVI In
ready
dvi active
dvi active
DVI In
10
15
dvi active
21
power
ready
dvi active
dvi active
DVI In
8
13
ready
19
power
ready
dvi active
dvi active
DVI In
6
11
100/1000 BASE-T
17
power
ready
power
4
OUTPUT MODULES
9
rfd
ready
2
7
DVI In
dvi active
power
ready
dvi active
5
DVI In
DVI In
dvi active
power
ready
dvi active
3
power
INPUT MODULES
1
30
32
Fuse type IEC 60127 5x20 mm 250 V
Fuse rating 8 A Slow Blow
Power Supply A
RS-232 Port
Figure 2-3 Linx 3300 Rear View
INPUTS
Input modules are inserted on the left side of the unit as viewed from the
rear. Each input module supports two single-link inputs or one dual-link
input when the option is installed. Note the numbering of the ports on
each module; upper connectors are odd numbered; lower connectors
are even numbered. Module order is top row left-to-right followed by
bottom row, left-to-right.
CAUTION
It is not necessary to have all input slots populated
with modules. But if a slot has no module, a blank
plate must be installed.
The AC power must be off before removing or
installing an input module.
OUTPUTS
Output modules are inserted on the right side of the unit as viewed from
the rear. Each output module supports two single-link DVI outputs or one
dual-link when the option is included in the system. Note the numbering
of the ports on the modules; upper connectors are odd numbered; lower
connectors are even numbered. Outputs are numbered top row left-toright followed by the bottom row left-to-right.
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Linx 3300 (discontinued)
CAUTION
It is not necessary to have all output slots populated
with modules. But if a slot has no module, a blank
plate must be installed.
The AC power must be off before removing or
installing an output module.
AC POWER
Each of the two power supplies has its own AC connector, switch and
fuse. Two power cords with IEC-C13 connectors are supplied.
POWER A
POWER B
110-240 VAC
110-240 VAC
6A 50/60 Hz
6A 50/60 Hz
Fuse type IEC 60127 5x20 mm 250 V
Fuse rating 8 A Slow Blow
Figure 2-4 AC Power Input
FUSES
Each AC input uses its own fuse type IEC 60127 5x20 mm 250 V, 8 A
Slow-Blow. See Chapter 9 for instructions on replacing the fuses.
ETHERNET PORT
The Ethernet port supports 100/1000 BASE-T on an RJ-45 connector.
RS-232 PORT
Serial control of the Linx 3300 is supported through the RS-232 port on a
DB-9 connector.
Note
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USB-to-Serial converters are inexpensive and
widely available. Use this to connect your USBequipped computer to the Linx serial port.
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Linx 3300S
LINX 3300S
.............................
The Linx 3300S is housed in a 7-RU chassis. Features on the front and
rear of the Linx 3300S are identical to those on the Linx 3300 with the
exception of the power supplies. The power supplies are installed at the
bottom left of the rear panel. (See page 95 for supply replacement
instructions.) The power supplies are identical to those used on the Linx
1700. Two power cords with IEC-C19 connectors are provided.
R G B SPECTRUM
Cross
Format
link
PRESS TO
SELECT
activity
alarm
power A
PST
SRC
DST
SYS
TAKE
power B
Figure 2-5 Linx 3300S Front View
The AC power cords are connected to the power supply modules. The
power switch is to the right of the supplies. Note the cord (NEMA515P/IEC-C19, 15A, 6FT) uses an inlet plug that is larger than typical.
See Chapter 9 for instructions on replacing the power supply.
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Linx 1700
Input Modules
Output Modules
dvi active
dvi active
ready
dvi active
16
dvi active
31
dvi active
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI Out
14
29
ready
dvi active
ready
power
DVI Out
dvi active
15
ready
dvi active
ready
power
12
27
dvi active
dvi active
25
ready
dvi active
ready
dvi active
10
23
13
DVI Out
dvi active
ready
power
DVI Out
8
21
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
DVI Out
dvi active
ready
DVI Out
dvi active
power
ready
DVI Out
ready
dvi active
ready
100/1000 BASE-T
6
9
11
18
20
22
24
26
28
30
18
32
20
22
24
26
28
dvi active
power
DVI Out
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
DVI Out
DVI Out
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
power
dvi active
DVI Out
CPU
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
DVI In
RS-232 Port
DVI Out
RS-232 Serial
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
dvi active
power
power
dvi active
power
rst
rfd
ready
Ethernet Port
4
17
9
ready
power
dvi active
DVI Out
2
CONTROL
dvi active
power
dvi active
5
ready
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
16
31
dvi active
dvi active
1
OPT
DVI In
14
ready
dvi active
ready
DVI In
dvi active
15
29
ready
dvi active
power
ready
dvi active
dvi active
DVI In
12
27
ready
dvi active
13
power
ready
dvi active
dvi active
DVI In
10
25
ready
dvi active
11
power
ready
dvi active
dvi active
8
23
ready
dvi active
ready
ready
DVI In
6
21
OUTPUT MODULES
9
power
ready
dvi active
dvi active
DVI In
4
19
dvi active
7
power
ready
power
2
17
ready
5
DVI In
DVI In
dvi active
power
ready
dvi active
3
ready
INPUT MODULES
1
30
32
AC Power
I
110-240VAC
50/60 Hz
Power A
110V 6A
220V 3A
Power B
110-240VAC
50/60 Hz
110V 6A
220V 3A
S PECTRU M
M a d e in U S A
Linx 32 x 32 DVI
3200
8345
Power Supply A
Power Supply B
This equipment complies with the requirements in Part 15 of the FCC
rules for a Class A computing device. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area may cause unacceptable interference to radio and TV
reception requiring the operator to take whatever steps necessary to
correct the interference.
CAUTION: No user serviceable parts. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel. To avoid electrical shock, the power cord protective ground
conductor must be connected to ground.
Complies With
UL 60950-1
MET ® CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
E112686
C
US
Power Switch
Figure 2-6 Linx 3300S Rear View
Note
The fans in the power supplies will continue to
operate as long as the AC is connected, even if the
switch is powered off.
LINX 1700
.............................
The Linx 1700 is contained in a 4-RU housing with standard rackmounting brackets and rear rack supports.
SUPPLIED
. . . COMPONENTS
......
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Accessories supplied with the Linx 1700 include one AC Power cord,
two rails for rear rack mount support, 10 mounting screws for the rear
rack mount supports and a CD that contains this manual.
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Linx 1700
FRONT PANEL
. . . . .FEATURES
....
Features on the front panel include LED indicators, a two-line display,
control knob, buttons, and the air intake. See Chapter 5 for a detailed
description of the display, control knob and buttons.
link
PRESS TO
SELECT
activity
Cross Format
alarm
power
PST
DST
SRC
SYS
TAKE
Figure 2-7 Linx 1700 Front View
LED INDICATORS
•
•
•
•
Active - Indicates network activity.
Link - Illuminates when an Ethernet link is present.
Alarm - If the system is overheated, this LED will be red.
Power - Indicates the unit is powered on.
AIR INTAKE
Six 4-40 x 1/4” Phillips flathead screws hold the air intake cover in place.
Remove these screws to access the air filter.
CAUTION
Do not operate the Linx Switcher without the air filter
in place. Doing so will cause the unit to overheat.
See Chapter 9 for instructions on cleaning and replacing the air filter.
. . . .REAR
. . PANEL
...
Features on the rear of the Linx 1700 include the input and output
modules, power supply and switch, a 100/1000 BASE-T connector for
control over Ethernet, and an RS-232 port for serial control.
Input and output modules are keyed to prevent insertion into an incorrect
slot. Each I/O card is secured to the chassis with two screws. Each I/O
connector has two capture nuts to secure signal cables.
All system connections are made to the rear panel. See Chapter 8 for
details on connectors and pin-outs.
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Linx 1700
2
4
6
8
10
12
dvi active
dvi active
15
ready
dvi active
ready
dvi active
13
2
4
INPUT MODULES
6
8
10
12
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
dvi active
DVI Out
power
DVI Out
dvi active
power
DVI Out
dvi active
power
DVI Out
dvi active
power
dvi active
DVI Out
110-240 VAC
6A 50/60 Hz
16
power
dvi active
DVI Out
CPU
RS-232 Port
DVI Out
RS-232 Serial
power
power
ready
11
ready
dvi active
9
ready
dvi active
7
ready
dvi active
5
ready
dvi active
3
ready
100/1000 BASE-T
rst
rfd
ready
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
ready
Ethernet Port
power
dvi active
14
1
CONTROL
DVI/RGB In
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
15
DVI/RGB In
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
13
DVI/RGB In
dvi active
ready
power
dvi active
11
DVI/RGB In
dvi active
ready
DVI/RGB In
dvi active
9
power
ready
DVI/RGB In
dvi active
7
power
ready
dvi active
5
DVI/RGB In
DVI/RGB In
dvi active
power
ready
dvi active
3
power
1
14
16
OUTPUT MODULES
I
AC Power
Input Modules
Power Supply
Power Switch
Output Modules
Figure 2-8 Linx 1700 Rear View
Note
The fan in the power supply will continue to operate
as long as the AC is connected, even if the switch
is powered off.
INPUTS
Input modules are inserted on the left side of the unit as viewed from the
rear. Each input module supports two single-link inputs or one optional
dual-link input. Note the numbering of the ports on each module; upper
connectors are odd numbered; lower connectors are even numbered.
Input modules are inserted left-to-right.
CAUTION
It is not necessary to have all input slots populated
with modules. But if a slot has no module, a blank
plate must be installed.
The AC power must be off before removing or
installing an input module.
OUTPUTS
Output modules are inserted on the right side of the unit as viewed from
the rear. Each output module supports two single-link DVI outputs or one
dual-link output when the option is installed. Note the numbering of the
ports on the modules; upper connectors are odd numbered; lower
connectors are even numbered.
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Linx 900
CAUTION
It is not necessary to have all output slots populated
with modules. But if a slot has no module, a blank
plate must be installed.
The AC power must be off before removing or
installing an output module.
AC POWER
The AC power cord is connected to the power supply module. The
power switch is to the right of the supply. Note the cord (NEMA515P/IEC-C19, 15A, 6FT) uses an inlet plug that is larger than typical.
See Chapter 9 for instructions on replacing the power supply.
ETHERNET PORT
The Ethernet port supports 100/1000 BASE-T on an RJ-45 connector.
RS-232 PORT
Serial control of the Linx 1700 is supported through the RS-232 port on a
DB-9 connector.
LINX 900
.............................
The Linx 900 is contained in a 2-RU housing with standard rackmounting brackets and rear rack supports.
SUPPLIED
. . . COMPONENTS
......
FRONT PANEL
. . . . .FEATURES
....
Accessories supplied with the Linx 900 include an AC to DC power
supply and a CD that contains this manual.
Features on the front panel include LED indicators, a two-line display,
and control knob.
Figure 2-9 Linx 900 Front View
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Linx 900
LED INDICATORS
•
•
•
•
Active - Indicates network activity.
Link - Illuminates when an Ethernet link is present.
Alarm - If the system is overheated, this LED will be red.
Power - Indicates the unit is powered on.
LED DISPLAY
Rotate the control knob to step through the system data. Displayed
information includes:
•
•
•
•
•
•
. . . .REAR
. . PANEL
...
•
•
•
•
•
IP Address
Gateway IP Address
Subnet Mask Address
Mac Address
Model Name
Hostname
Serial Port Baud Rate
Serial Port Echo State
Board Temperature
Maximum Temperature
Firmware Version
Features on the rear of the Linx 900 include the input and output
modules, locking power connector, a 100/1000 BASE-T connector for
control over Ethernet, and an RS-232 port for serial control.
Input and output modules are keyed to prevent insertion into an incorrect
slot. Each I/O card is secured to the chassis with two screws. Each I/O
connector has two capture nuts to secure signal cables.
All system connections are made to the rear panel. See Chapter 8 for
details on connectors and pin-outs.
Ethernet Port
Input Modules
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
dvi active
INPUTS
ready
power
DL-DVI/RGB In
ready
power
ready
DL-DVI/RGB In
power
DL-DVI/RGB In
DL-DVI/RGB In
IN 1
IN 2
IN 3
IN 4
IN 5
IN 6
IN 7
OUT 1
OUT 2
OUT 3
OUT 4
OUT 5
OUT 6
OUT 7
ready
IN 8
CPU
rfd
100/1000 BASE-T
11-13 VDC IN
10.2A MAX
DL-DVI Out
dvi active
DL-DVI Out
dvi active
dvi active
DL-DVI Out
power
RS-232 Serial
CPU
dvi active
power
ready
rst
OUT 8
dvi active
dvi active
DL-DVI Out
dvi active
dvi active
OUTPUTS
ready
power
ready
power
ready
power
ready
power
Output Modules
12 VDC In
RS-232 Port
Figure 2-10 Linx 900 Rear View
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Linx 900
Note
The Linx 3300/3300S and 1700 I/O cards are not
interchangeable with model 900 I/O cards.
INPUTS
Input modules are inserted in the upper portion of the unit. Each input
module supports two single-link inputs or one dual-link input when the
dual-link option is installed. Inputs are numbered from left to right.
CAUTION
It is not necessary to have all input slots populated
with modules. But if a slot has no module, a blank
plate must be installed.
The power supply must be disconnected or powered
off before removing or installing an input module.
OUTPUTS
Output modules are inserted in the lower portion of the unit. Each output
module supports two single-link DVI outputs or one dual-link output
when the dual-link option is installed on the Linx. Output ports are
numbered from left to right.
CAUTION
It is not necessary to have all output slots populated
with modules. But if a slot has no module, a blank
plate must be installed.
The power supply must be disconnected or powered
off before removing or installing an output module.
POWER SUPPLY
The DC power supply (860 9793) converts 110-240 VAC to 12VDC and
includes a locking connector on the cable.
ETHERNET PORT
The Ethernet port supports 100/1000 BASE-T on an RJ-45 connector.
RS-232 PORT
Serial control of the Linx Switcher is supported through the RS-232 port
on a DB-9 connector.
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Input Modules
IN PUT MOD ULES
.............................
The DVI input modules for the 4-RU, 6-RU, and 7-RU Linx Switchers
look similar. The 2-RU Linx 900 modules are slightly different, using a
different bracket and are not interchangeable with those of other models.
Each DVI input module has four LEDs. One LED indicates that the
module is receiving Power; the Ready LED blinks to indicate that the
module has booted and is ready. Each input has a DVI Active LED
which indicates the presence of a DVI signal.
DL-DVI/RGB In
power
ready
dvi active
dvi active
Figure 2-11 Linx 3300, Linx 3300S, and Linx 1700 DL-DVI/RGB
Input Module
dvi active
ready
power
DL-DVI/RGB In
Figure 2-12 Linx 900 DL-DVI/RGB Input Module
Module blanks serve both inputs and outputs.
Figure 2-13 Linx 3300, Linx 3300S, and Linx 1700 I/O Blank Plate
Figure 2-14 Linx 900 I/O Blank Plate
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Output Modules
OU T P U T M OD U L E S
.............................
Each output module supports two single-link outputs or one dual-link
output when the dual-link option is enabled. The DVI output modules for
the 4-RU, 6-RU, and 7-RU Linx Switchers look similar. The 2-RU Linx
900 modules are slightly different, using a different bracket and are not
interchangeable with those of other models.
Each DVI output module has four LEDs. One LED indicates that the
module is receiving Power; the Ready LED blinks to indicate that the
module has booted and is ready. Each output has a DVI Active LED
which indicates the presence of a DVI signal.
DL-DVI Out
power
dvi active
ready
dvi active
Figure 2-15 Linx 3300, Linx 3300S, and Linx 1700
DL-DVI Output Module
DL-DVI Out
dvi active
ready
dvi active
power
Figure 2-16 Linx 900 Output Module
INSTALLATION
.............................
. .RACK
. . .MOUNTING
....
INPUTS AND
.........
OUTPUTS
The Linx Switcher is designed to operate in a rack-mounted
configuration. This should be done before making any cable
connections. Use screws compatible with the rack to secure the unit.
The rails for rear support provided with the unit must be used.
The quality of DVI copper cables is important to the performance when
long lengths are used. Cable using 24 AWG conductors may provide
good results up to 50 meters with equalization.
The Linx Switcher can supply up to 500 mA of 5 VDC power to a single
output channel or a total 1000 mA total per module for pin-powered
devices such as cable extenders, eliminating the need for external
power supplies.
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Installation
CAUTION
CONTROL
.........
CONNECTIONS
Linx Switchers with internal power supplies will shut
down if an electrical short or excessive load is
encountered. Power the Linx Switcher off, correct the
short or remove the excess load, and power it on
again.
Use of all the Linx Switcher commands and function requires connection
through the RS-232 or 100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet port.
RS-232 SERIAL CONTROL
Connect the Linx Switcher RS-232 to a PC or other compatible serial
control device using a cable with standard DB-9 connectors.
Note
USB-to-Serial converters are inexpensive and
widely available. Use this to connect your USBequipped computer to the Linx serial port.
100/1000 BASE-T CONTROL
Connection to the 100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet port uses a cable with RJ45 connectors.
•
Note
•
Note
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Direct connection — Use an Ethernet crossover cable.
Computers that are set up to communicate on the
network are typically configured to have a dynamic IP
address. In this configuration, the computer is
provided with a suitable IP address by a network
DHCP server. When connecting directly to the Linx
Switcher a server will not be available; a static IP
address must be set manually on the computer. Refer
to the Changing the Linx Switcher IP Address in
Chapter 3 .
LAN connection — Use a standard Ethernet cable.
The Linx Switcher is configured at the factory with the
default IP address 192.168.1.200. Before connecting
to a network, verify that this is a valid IP address on
the network. Contact the network manager for
assistance. The IP address can be changed using the
IPADDRess command from either the serial port or
from a Telnet session over the Ethernet port. For
more details see Changing the Linx Switcher IP
Address.
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Basic Operation
BASIC OPE RATION
.............................
After all physical connections have been made to the Linx Switcher, use
the following steps to set up the unit:
1. Establish communication with the Linx Switcher. See Chapter 3 .
2. Specify the source for each input. See Inputs for Web Control
Panel (WCP) operation or INputSouRCe for command line
control.
3. Route inputs to outputs. For WCP operation, see the Routing
Matrix or Routing Ruler; for command line operation, see
ROUTE and OUTputSouRCe.
Additional configuration and set-up instructions are described
throughout this manual.
RGB and EDID: Some analog graphics cards are capable of responding
to EDID. To use this feature, the VGA connector on the cable or adapter
must have a blue-colored housing. Cables or adapters of other colors do
not transmit EDID.
Figure 2-17 EDID-Supported Connector
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C OMMUNICATIONS
..................................
3
This chapter provides instructions for establishing serial and Telnet
connections to the Linx CrossXFormat Matrix Switchers. The operating
system used in the examples is Windows XP. As HyperTerminal is not
provided with Windows Vista or Windows 7, an alternate program, Tera
Term, is included on the product CD that contains this manual. Tera
Term may be used for both serial and Telnet communications.
Please see documentation for your specific controller or your IT
representative for additional instructions.
Note
USB-to-Serial converters are inexpensive and
widely available. Use this to connect your USBequipped computer to the Linx serial port.
S E R IA L C OM MU N I C A T I ON
.............................
A command line interface is provided for Linx Switcher using the serial
port. A full description of available commands is provided in Chapter 6 .
Tera Term, a third-party application included on the product CD that
contains this manual, may be used to establish serial communication
between a PC with a Windows operating system and a Linx Switcher.
1. Connect the serial port of the Linx to the serial port of the PC. A
low-cost RS-232 to USB adapter may be used.
2. Open Tera Term.
Figure 3-1 Serial Communication Selected
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Ethernet Control
3. Select Serial and the Port to be used.
4. Click OK. The terminal window opens.
5. From the Setup menu, select Serial Port.
Figure 3-2 Serial Port Setup
6. Set the communication parameters to match those of the Linx
Switcher. In Figure 3-2 the Linx Switcher default values have
been used.
7. Click OK.
8. Confirm the communication with the Linx Switcher by typing ver
and pressing ENTER. The current firmware version should be
displayed. If not, check the settings outlined above and repeat.
The Linx Switcher may now be controlled through the serial port.
ETHERNET CONTROL
.............................
The Linx Switcher can be controlled from the 100/1000 BASE-T
Ethernet port using either a graphical user interface, a command line
terminal operated from the graphical interface, or a Telnet command line
interface.The graphical interface uses a standard web browser such as
Microsoft Internet Explorer; the Linx Switcher can be connected to a
standard LAN or directly as a peer-to-peer connection. The command
line interface uses a Telnet session to a private port.
Connection to the Linx Switcher via the Ethernet port requires it to have
a unique, static IP address. The factory default IP address is
192.168.1.200. Consult the network administrator to obtain a valid IP
address before commencing the network setup. The current address of
the switcher can alsways be viewed on the front panel display; use the
scroll knob to rotate to the display the desired information.
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Ethernet Control
To use the Linx Switcher on a Local Area Network (LAN), change the
unit’s IP address before putting it on the network. This avoids potential
conflicts between Linx Switcher’s default IP address and the network.
See “Changing the Linx Switcher IP Address” on page 27 for
instructions.
With the IP address of the PC set, a Telnet session can be started.
.TERA
. . TERM
. . .TELNET
...
Tera Term, a third-party program provided on the product CD that
contains this manual, may be used to establish Telnet communication
with the Linx Switcher. Use the following procedure to set up
communications with the Linx Switcher through the Ethernet port using
Tera Term.
1. Open a Tera Term session.
Figure 3-3 Initializing Telnet on Tera Term
2. Select TCP/IP and enter the IP address of the Linx Switcher in
the Host field .
3. Select Telnet Service.
4. Enter 8000 for the Linx Switcher port number.
5. Click OK.
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Changing the Linx Switcher IP Address
6. When prompted for a password, enter RGB (uppercase).
Figure 3-4 Telnet Prompt
The terminal window will open displaying the Linx name, copyright date,
and a prompt. The window is now ready for command control.
CHANGING THE LINX SWITCHE R IP ADDRE SS
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With a serial or Telnet session initiated, use the following steps to
change the Linx Switcher IP address to one compatible with the local
area network.
1. To change the current IP address, type IPADDRess followed by
the new IP Address provided by the network administrator.
 Example If the new IP address is 192.168.1.190, type
IPADDR 192.168.1.190
... and press ENTER.
The Linx Switcher responds with the following message
The system must be restarted for your changes to
take effect.
Do you want to restart the system (y/n)?
2. Type y to accept the new address, or n to retain the current
address.
Important
When the IP address is set from the Ethernet port, the
Telnet connection (and communication) will be lost.
This behavior is to be expected.
If y is pressed in the step above, the Linx Switcher reboots and
the Telnet connection is lost; restart the Telnet session using the
new IP address.
In addition to setting the IP address, the IP subnet mask (IPSubNET)
and gateway (IPGateWay) can also be set as required.
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Alternately, the command SETIPADDR may be used in conjunction with
SETIPGW and SETIPSUBNET to change the IP address with a single
reboot.
This completes the procedure for setting up the IP address.The Linx
Switcher can now be connected to a LAN for control over the Ethernet
port using ASCII commands from the Telnet window or from the Web
Control Panel using a standard web browser.
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The Web Control Panel, WCP, provides a graphic alternative to
command-line control. This method uses the Linx CrossXFormat Matrix
Switchers’s internal web server, allowing set-up and operation from a
standard browser. For proper performance a minimum display resolution
of 1280 x 1024 is recommended.
This chapter uses illustrations of the WCP configured for 16 inputs and
16 outputs. The actual matrix available will depend on the Linx Switcher
model and configuration.
The functions of the WCP are described in the following sections
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Web Control Panel
Configuration Window
Load Preset
Create Preset
EDID
System Window
Information
See the Ethernet Control in Chapter 3 for instructions on connecting to
the Linx Switcher via the Ethernet port. The Linx Switcher on a LAN
(Local Area Network) must have an IP address compatible with the LAN.
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The Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser version 7 with
default settings is recommended.
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Windows font size should be set to Normal (96 DPI) for correct
display of the WCP. To verify this setting
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Click on the Settings tab.
Click on Advanced.
Select Normal (96 DPI).
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Ensure a copy of Java Runtime Environment software, version 5
or higher, is installed on the PC. A copy of Java is provided on
the CD or can be downloaded free of charge from the web site
www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp.
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Disable any pop-up blockers before launching the WCP.
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Opening the Web Control Panel
OP ENING T HE WE B CONTROL PANEL
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When the physical connections have been made, launch an internet
web browser and connect to the Linx Switcher by entering its IP address
into the URL address line.
 Example If the Linx Switcher IP address is 192.168.1.200, the
browser entry would be as illustrated below.
Figure 4-1 Entering the IP Address in the Browser
If a security warning is displayed, click Run.
The switcher window opens. Figure 4-2 shows an example of the WCP
for a Linx Switcher configured with 16 inputs and 16 outputs.
Figure 4-2 WCP Routing Window
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Web Control Panel
WEB CONTROL PANEL
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The WCP opens to show the current routing and Current Routing is
displayed at the bottom-right of the window. The use of the WCP is
described in the following sections.
. . . . . .INPUTS
...
Inputs are numbered across the top of the WCP routing matrix. If inputs
have been named using the , these names will also be displayed.
The input type is selected by clicking the icon between the input name
and the input number.
Figure 4-3 Input Types
The input status is displayed along the bottom of the matrix. A detected
valid input is indicated in green for DVI or analog and blue for HDCPauthenticated signals originating from an HDMI source such as a BluRay player. (See HDCP and EXtendedHDCPAUTHentication.) Red
indicates no input is detected.
Any input may be routed to one or more outputs.
Note
. . . . . OUTPUTS
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first time, HDCP authentication may take up to five
seconds. If the input status stays green rather than
turning blue, there could be a problem with
authentication.
Outputs are labeled along the right side of the routing matrix. Enabled
outputs are indicated in green. Click an output number to disable it;
disabled outputs are indicated in red. Click again to re-enable an output.
Figure 4-4 shows an example of the WCP with outputs disabled.
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Web Control Panel
Figure 4-4 Disabled Outputs
. .ROUTING
. . . .MATRIX
...
Current routing is indicated by a green dot. A red diagonal line through a
routing element indicates that either an input module or output module is
not present. (A checkbox on the configuration screen enables or
disables the display of unpopulated I/O slots.)
Routing changes can be made by clicking on the desired row/column.
As the cursor is moved over a routing element, the corresponding input
and output is highlighted in orange. See Figure 4-5. Right-click on any
element to route that input to all outputs.
Holding the cursor above a route will display a pop-up window with the
input and output numbers.
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Figure 4-5 WCP Selecting Routing.
Note
. . . . . . ICONS
...
Control-Z may be used to undo a single operation
such as a load a preset or route one input to all outputs (right mouse click). The mouse cursor must be
placed within the routing matrix borders.
Six icons on the upper-right of the routing window may be used to open
additional control and information windows. Figure 4-6 shows the icons
and their functions.
Figure 4-6 Routing Window Icons
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Web Control Panel
Three additional icons appear on the lower-right side of the matrix.
ROUTING RULER
Click on the routing ruler icon on the WCP to display it; the icon is
located in the lower-right of the matrix. The Routing Ruler can be used to
route one input at a time. Click on the desired input number; the number
turns green. Then click on one or more outputs; the output numbers turn
green. Click OK to accept the new routing and close the Routing Ruler.
Click Cancel to close the window without accepting changes.
Figure 4-7 Routing Ruler
Changes made using the Routing Ruler will be displayed on the WCP
routing window.
ENABLE FORCE HOT PLUG
Readies inputs for a hot plug event. Click this button then click the
desired input status box or the All button to force the hot plug event.
Click this button again to disable it.
APPLY FORCE HOT PLUG TO ALL INPUTS
After clicking the Enable Force Hot Plug button, click All to force the
event on all inputs.
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flickering, flashing, or going dark for a second or
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Configuration Window
CONFIGURATION WINDOW
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Click the configuration icon to display the Configuration window. The
Configuration window is used to name inputs and outputs, to set EDID
parameters, and to set cable equalization. It also links to the analog
input timing and advanced settings windows.
Figure 4-8 Configuration Window
INPUT
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CONFIGURATION
Select an input number from the drop-down list to begin configuration.
The input source may be selected from the drop-down list below. To
name or rename an input, type the desired name and press ENTER.
INPUT TIMING
When the source for the selected input number is RGB or YPbPr, the
Input Timing button may be clicked to open the timing window shown in
Figure 4-9. This window can be used to load, modify, and save timing
values.
The Linx Switcher automatically detects the analog input timing and
matches it to standard values in an internal timing list for RGB or YPbPr
sources. Alternately, values can be loaded from the Timing List.
Factory defined entries in the Timing List are shown in Table 6-8.
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If there is no entry in the Timing List that matches the specific signal, it
is possible to create a new entry in the list containing the exact
parameters required. You may find an entry in the list that is very close,
load the entry, modify it, and then save the new values to the Timing
List. There are 61 available user entries, numbers 100 to 160.
Figure 4-9 Input Timing Adjustment
Use the following procedure to create a new, user defined, entry in the
timing list:
1. Select a Timing List entry that approximates the desired timing.
2. Click Load.
3. Check the Edit box.
Figure 4-10 Edit Input Timing
4. Enter new timing values into the parameter boxes as required.
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To set the input timing to the new values without saving them, uncheck
the Edit box. To save the values to the Timing List, continue with the
steps below.
1. Scroll to an empty timing list slot, 100 to 160, in the Timing List
entry box.
Important
Edit and Interactive Adjustment Enable must be
unchecked before the timing parameters can be saved.
2. Click the SAVE button.
A dialog box will open allowing you to name the new entry.
Figure 4-11 Timing List Name Dialog Box
3. Enter a name for the new timing entry and click OK.
The name can be up to 23 characters in length and can contain
uppercase, lowercase, and numeric characters. Avoid the use of
a space or the / or \ characters.
Custom Timing List entries may be deleted while factory entries may not.
Input Timing Interactive
If you do not know the exact timing parameters for an analog input signal,
you can adjust the timing parameters interactively while viewing the display.
To set the timing parameters interactively use the following procedure:
1. Check Enable to begin interactive adjustment.
Figure 4-12 Input Timing Interactive
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2. Use the right and left arrows to adjust the horizontal front and
back porch.
Note
The maximum adjustment in any direction is 20 pixels.
3. Use the up and down arrows to adjust the vertical front and back
porch.
Important
Edit and Interactive Adjustment Enable must be
unchecked before the timing parameters can be saved.
4. Save the new timing as required.
Input Phase
For optimum image quality of analog RGB (or YUV/HDTV) inputs, it is
important that the sample clock in the Analog/Digital Converter (ADC)
has the same phase as the original sample phase of the input signal. If
the phase is not correctly set, the image may appear to have noisy or
have indistinct edges.
Use the following procedure to set the ADC phase:
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Be sure that the input signal has a lot of high frequency detail,
such as black and white thin vertical lines.
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In the Input Timing window, click on the UP button next to the
Input phase spin box and view the output image. If the image
quality deteriorates, click on the DOWN button and continue
clicking on the button until the image quality stops improving.
The input phase value can be a number between 0 and 63; the
default is 0.
•
The optimum point has been reached when you can click on
either the UP or the DOWN button and the image quality can be
seen to deteriorate.
EDID ASSIGNMENT
Select between a Dynamic EDID, determined by the output EDID
selection, or a Fixed EDID from the drop-down list. The EDID
parameters are applied to the currently selected input. Click Apply to all
Inputs as required.
The drop-down list stores 100 EDIDs. The list is populated with EDIDs
captured or transferred in by the user.
EDID assignment corresponds to the EDIDMODE command. See EDID
Control for more information.
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Configuration Window
When dynamic EDID is selected for an input routed to multiple outputs,
the priority rule determines which output EDID will be used. The priority
can be either the output with the lowest resolution or the lowest
numbered output. This corresponds to the EDIDPRiority command
Click Apply to all inputs as required.
CABLE EQUALIZER
Discrete cable equalization choices are Auto, Off, Minimum (165), and
Maximum (255). Use the slider to set equalization to a value between
the Minimum and Maximum. Use command line control to set the
equalization to a specific number if required.
OUTPUT
. .CONFIGURATION
.......
Select an output number from the drop-down list. To name or rename an
output, type the desired name and press ENTER.
Select Pass Through EDID which passes the parameters from the
output device in real-time, or Emulated EDID and make a selection from
the drop-down list. The EDID parameters are applied to the currently
selected output. EDID selection corresponds to the DISPLAYMODE
command. Output EDID is ignored if the source routed to those ports is
set to fixed EDID.
Click Apply to all outputs as required.
DISPLAY FULL
SWITCHER’S
. . . . . .MATRIX
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ADVANCED
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SETTINGS
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When this checkbox is enabled, the full 32 x 32 matrix is displayed.
When this in not checked, only inputs and outputs with modules installed
are displayed.
Click Advanced Settings to display the window shown in Figure 4-13.
Begin configuration by selecting Input or Output followed by the port
number.
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Figure 4-13 Advanced Settings
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Enable Extended HDCP Authentication - Allowed for the Linx
3300 when a source capable of supporting 16 compliant
displays is connected to more than 16 compliant output devices.
When enabled, the system will attempt to authenticate up to 32
compliant displays for any connected source of protected
content; when disabled, the system will only authenticate a
maximum of 16 displays. Also see commands HDCP and
EXtendedHDCPAUTHentication.
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Enable HDCP - Enable HDCP when compliant sources and
display devices are used. A maximum of 16 compliant output
devices are supported when this is enabled. To extend the
authentication beyond 16 compliant displays, check Enable
Extended HDCP Authentication above.
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Enable Downsampling - Downsamples a 4:4:4 digital signal to
4:2:2 to correct output color. Downsampling and upsampling are
mutually exclusive. Downsampling is normally performed on
input ports; where a unique display device requires it,
downsampling may be applied to an output port. DO NOT use
upsample and downsample at the same time on an input/output
pair. See also DOWNSAMPLE.
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Enable Upsampling - Upsamples a 4:2:2 digital signal to 4:4:4
to correct output color. Downsampling and upsampling are
mutually exclusive. Upsampling is normally performed on input
ports; where a unique display device requires it, upsampling
may be applied to an output port. DO NOT use upsample and
downsample at the same time on an input/output pair. See also
UPSAMPLE.
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Enable Expanded Pixel Data Range -When enabled, the
HDMI transmitter expands the range of pixel data values from
16-235 into full 8-bit range of 0-255. Enable expanded pixel data
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Load Preset
range when contrast looks low; if improperly enabled, detail may
be lost in very white or very black portions of the video signal.
See also DATARaNGEXpand.
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Colorspace Conversion - Converts the color space from
analog RGB to YUV or from YUV to RGB. Use either on input or
output.
Click Apply to All to use current settings on all inputs or outputs.
LOAD PRESET
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To load an existing preset, click the load preset icon. The window shown
in Figure 4-14 is displayed.
Figure 4-14 Load Preset Window
Use the following procedure to load an existing preset.
1. Select a preset number, 1 to 100, from the drop-down list. If a
preset has been named, the name will be displayed along with
the number.
2. Check Preview preset’s routing to display the indicated preset
in the WCP routing window as required. The pending preset will
show in the Current Routing window with the crosspoints in red.
3. Click Load. The crosspoints will turn green.
CREATE PRESET
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Clicking on the create preset icon opens a small presets window and
changes the WCP to Create Preset mode. Presets can be created and
viewed from this window but cannot be loaded.
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Create Preset
Figure 4-15 Create Preset Window
Use this procedure for creating a preset.
1. Select a preset number from the drop-down list.
2. Check Show preset’s routing as required.
3. Use the routing matrix to define a new preset. Selections are
indicated by a red dot.
Figure 4-16 Preset Routing Window
4. Click Save in the Create Preset window. A new window opens
to enter an optional name for the preset.
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EDID
Figure 4-17 Name Preset
5. Click the cursor in the window and enter a name for the preset
as required and click OK.
6. Click Exit on the Create Preset window.
To delete an existing preset, click Delete on the Create Preset window.
Empty presets may be named. A preset can be defined but remain
without a name. If a preset is deleted, it reverts to its empty, no name
state.
EDID
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The EDID window is used to manage the entries in the EDID list. EDID
information is captured from connected outputs and may be saved to the
list.
There is a factory default EDID based on a preferred timing of
1920x1200. Once a new user-captured EDID is invoked, the default
choice will disappear from the drop-down list. If the default EDID is
needed, just perform an EDID capture from a non-connected output and
save to the list. If not named otherwise, it will display as
[email protected] RGB 0026.
Note
HDMI audio requires a 2-block EDID. The RGB
Spectrum default EDID is single-block and does not
support audio.
To save EDID data from a connected output, use the following
procedure.
1. Click the EDID icon on the WCP. The window shown in Figure
4-18 opens.
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Figure 4-18 EDID Management Window
2. Select an entry number from the drop-down list.
3. Select an output number from its drop-down list.
4. Click Save. A window opens to name the EDID table entry.
Figure 4-19 Name EDID
5. Enter a name for the EDID table entry as required and click OK.
If a name is not entered, the resolution and frequency of the
output will be displayed.
A manufacturer’s code is automatically appended to the name entered.
If no name is entered, the detected resolution and manufacturer’s ID will
be used.
The EDID Management window can also be used to delete or rename a
table entry.
SYSTEM WINDOW
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Click the system icon to open the system window. The System window
supports modifications to the network and serial port settings. It also
provides a terminal for a command line interface.
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System Window
Figure 4-20 System Window
NETWORK
. . . . .SETTINGS
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Network settings can be modified. Enter new data and click Apply.
Hostname - Enter an optional name for the Linx Switcher.
IP Address - If the IP address is changed, the WCP must be restarted
by entering the new address in the browser.
Subnet Mask - Modify the subnet mask as required.
Default Gateway - Modify the default gateway as required.
. . . SERIAL
. . . .PORT
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Baud - Select a baud rate from the drop-down list. The default is 9600.
Echo - Turn echo on or off. Default is ON.
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Information
. . . . .TERMINAL
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Click the Terminal button to open a window for command control. This
window may be used for command line entries. With Enable command
log checked, the window will report system commands executed in
response to changes made via the WCP.
Figure 4-21 Terminal Window
IN F OR MA T IO N
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Clicking on the information icon will display the Info window.
Figure 4-22 System Info Window
. . . .PRODUCT
. . . . ID.
FIRMWARE
The product name is factory-entered and not subject to change.
The version number will be updated when new firmware is installed.
. . . . . VERSION
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Information
. .SERIAL
. . . NUMBER
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The product serial number is factory-entered and not subject to change.
. . .MAC
. .ADDRESS
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The MAC address is factory-entered and not subject to change.
BOARD
Displays the current system temperature.
. . .TEMPERATURE
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. . . WCP
. . VERSION
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when the WCP software is updated as part of the a firmware upgrade.
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The Linx 3300, Linx 3300S and Linx 1700 CrossXFormat Matrix
Switchers’ front panel controls may be used to route inputs to outputs, to
load a preset, and to display system information. The control knob on
the Linx 900 may be rotated to display system information. The front
panel functions may be enabled or disabled using command line entries.
See Control Commands in Chapter 6 .
Figure 5-1 Front Panel Controls
The front panel control knob may be used to cycle through the System
Information on the Linx 900 model.
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
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Control Knob Turn to move through available selections. Press to
accept the current selection.
Buttons
PST - Load an existing preset.
DST - Select an output and assign an input.
SRC - Select a source to assign to an output.
SYS - Display system parameters
TAKE - Enable current settings.
Information is displayed in 2 by 20-character LCD screen.
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SYSTEM INFORMATION
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Press the SYS button to display system information. Rotate the control
knob to step through the data. System information includes
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IP Address
Gateway IP Address
Subnet Mask Address
Mac Address
Model Name
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Hostname
Serial Port Baud Rate
Serial Port Echo State
Board Temperature
Maximum Temperature
Firmware Version
LOADING P RES ETS
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Presets may be loaded but cannot be created or saved from the front
panel. Routing modifications can made from the front panel but the
changes will not be saved.
1. Press the PST button. It defaults to the preset that was most
recently displayed; this may not be the currently loaded preset.
3 Training Room 3
2. Rotate the control knob until the desired preset is displayed.
3. Press the control knob. An asterisk is displayed before the
preset number.
*6 Monitor Console
4. Press TAKE to load the preset.
6 Monitor Console
A S S I G N I N G A N I N P UT TO AN OUTPUT
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To use the front panel select an input for an output, the front panel crossconnect function must be enabled. See the FrontPanelXCON
command.Use the following steps to first select an output and then
assign an input
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1. Press the DST button. The front panel displays the most
recently assigned routing.
2 Input 2
7 Output 7
2. Use the control knob to display the desired output number.
2 Input 2
31 Output 31
3. Press the control knob to select the displayed output. An
asterisk appears before the output number and the input line
becomes active. (There is no need to press the SRC button.)
2 Input 2
*31 Output 31
4. Rotate the control knob to select the desired input number.
5. Press the control knob to select the displayed input number.
*11 Input 11
*31 Output 31
6. Press TAKE. The front panel will display the new routing.
11 Input 11
31 Output 31
R O U T I N G A N I N P UT TO AN OUTPUT
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To use the front panel to route an input to an output, the front panel
cross-connect function must be enabled. See the FrontPanelXCON
command. To route an input to an output use the following steps
1. Press the SRC button. The front panel displays the most recent
routing.
1 Input 1
1 Output 1
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The input channel is displayed on the upper row; the lower row
indicates the output channel. When an output or input has been
named, this will be displayed. In the examples, the inputs and
outputs are named with their respective numbers.
2. Use the control knob to display the desired input number.
3. Press the control knob to select the input. An asterisk appears
before the input number and the output line is now active.
*16 Input 16
1
Output 1
4. Rotate the control knob until the desired output is displayed.
5. Press the control knob to select the output. An asterisk appears
before the output number.
*16 Input 16
*5 Output 5
6. Press TAKE. The front panel will display the routing when it has
taken effect.
16 Input 16
5 Output 5
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Serial commands can be issued through the Linx Switcher RS-232 port
or through the Ethernet port using Telnet or the terminal window in the
WCP. See Chapter 2 for connection instructions.
COMMAND FORMAT
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All commands take the following form
COMMAND_NAME <value1> <value2>...
… followed by ENTER.
Note
After issuing a command from a serial device such
as a controller, a new command should not be
issued until the prompt returns.
The majority of commands have both long and short forms
•
The long form version is an easily understood word or the
concatenation of two or more words.
•
The short form version is an abbreviation of the command name
indicated in bold face, upper case. However, commands are not
case sensitive.
The command BAUDrate could be entered in four different ways
BAUDRATE
baudrate
BAUD
baud
. . COMMAND
. . . . .HELP
..
 Command Help
There are two primary ways to use the Linx Switcher’s help feature
•
•
Type Help to list all commands.
Type Help followed by the command to get command-specific
help.
 Example Type h namein to get help on the input name
command.
•
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Command Format
COMMAND
. . . .ARGUMENTS
.....
Required parameter values are shown in angle brackets < > and
optional parameters are contained in square brackets [ ].
COMMAND <value1> [value2]
In this example, <value1> is a required parameter and [value2] is an
optional parameter.
PREDEFINED
PARAMETER
. . . . . .VALUES
...
Some commands have predefined values, and only these may be
entered as arguments. Predefined parameter values are indicated as
<value1|value2|value3>
 Example The choices for BAUDrate are
<1200|2400|9600|19200|38400|57600|115200>
PARAMETER
Parameter values may be a range indicated as
.........
RANGES
<value1 ... value2>
 Example The value of INputEQ is a number in the range of
<0 ... 255>
QUERY THE
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CURRENT SETTING
Many commands will report back on the current parameter settings. To
establish the current parameters associated with the command enter the
command without any arguments. Linx Switcher will respond with the
current settings of the selected parameter.
 Example To display the current IP address of the Linx Switcher,
enter the IPADDRess command without entering an argument.
Typing the command
IPADDR
might return
192.168.1.201
Note
Do not use the delete key when entering commands.
The backspace key may be used.
Note to
programmers of
third-party
control devices
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be displayed again before issuing a new
command.
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Command Summary
COMMAND S UMMARY
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Table 6-1 Alphabetical List of Commands
Command
Type
Description
ACTivePreSeT
Switch
Displays the current active preset.
AMX
Control
Enables or disable AMX dynamic device detection
query.
AMXSETINTerval
Control
Set the timer interval between AMX beacon broadcasts
BAUDrate
Communication
Sets the baud rate for the serial port.
COLORSPACE
Switch
Converts between RGB and YUV.
DATARaNGEXpand
Switch
Expands pixel data to full 8-bit range.
DELeteEDID
Switch
Deletes the EDID parameters from the list.
DELetePreSeT
Switch
Deletes specific preset or all presets.
DISPLAYMODE
EDID
Sets the display ID reported for dynamic EDID mode.
DOWNSAMPLE
Switch
Downsamples input or output from 4:4:4 to 4:2:2.
DviOutputDisable
Switch
Disables the DVI outputs for the specified port.
DviOutputEnable
Switch
Enables the DVI outputs for the specified port.
ECHO
Communication
Turns the serial echo on/off.
EDIDMODE
EDID
Sets EDID mode to fixed or dynamic.
EDIDPRiority
EDID
Sets the EDID priority when input is routed to multiple
outputs.
EXportEDID
EDID
Transfers the specified list entry to the Linx Switcher
memory for transfer to a target device.
EXPORTSETTINGS
Miscellaneous
Writes a list of system attribute names and values to a
text file.
EXtendedHDCPAUTHenticat
ion
Switch
Enables HDCP authentication for more than 16 inputs.
FORCEHotPlug
Switch
Forces a hot plug event on one or more inputs.
FrontPanel
Control
Enables/disables front panel control.
FrontPanelPRESET
Control
Enables/disables front panel preset functionality.
FrontPanelXCON
Control
Enables/disables front panel cross-connect
functionality.
HANDShaking
Communication
Selects hardware or software handshaking for the
serial control port.
HDCP
Switch
Enables/disables HDCP authentication.
Help
Miscellaneous
Displays information about commands.
HOSTNAME
Communication
Sets or reports the Ethernet hostname.
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Table 6-1 Alphabetical List of Commands (Continued)
Command
Type
Description
IMportEDID
Switch
Imports a single entry from the Linx Switcher memory
to a specified list index.
IMPORTSETTINGS
Miscellaneous
Loads a list of system attribute names and values.
INputENable
Switch
Enables/disables input port
INputEQ
Switch
Sets the level of input equalization to compensate for
cable length.
INputLOAD
Timing
Sets the input timing parameters from the values stored
in the Timing List.
INputNAME
Timing
Assigns a name to the timing descriptor on an input
port.
INputPHASE
Switch
Adjusts the phase for RGB inputs of the Analog/Digital
Converter to optimize picture quality.
INputSAVE
Timing
Saves the timing for the specified analog input port to
the Timing List.
INputSouRCe
Switch
Sets the type for an input.
INputSTATus
Switch
Displays input channel status.
INputTiMing
Timing
Displays input timing parameters.
INputTIMingADJust
Timing
Adjusts timing on the specified input.
IPADDRess
Communication
Sets or reports the Linx Switcher IP address.
IPGateWay
Communication
Sets or reports the network gateway IP address.
IPSubNET
Communication
Sets or reports the subnet mask.
IPUPDate
Communication
Updates IP related parameters.
LiStEDID
Switch
Lists EDID information for one or more entries.
LiStPreSeT
Switch
Shows routing for a range of presets.
LoaDEmulateEDID
EDID
Loads EDID parameters to the specified emulate
register.
LoaDFixedEDID
EDID
Loads EDID parameters to the specified fixed register.
LOGEXtract
Switch
Extracts log file entries.
LOGLeVeL
Switch
Sets the current log level for the system
MACADDRess
Communication
Displays the Linx Switcher MAC (hardware) address.
MACROABORT
Macro
Stops the currently executing macro.
MACRODELete
Macro
Deletes a stored macro file.
MACROLIST
Macro
Lists stored macro files.
MACROPAUSE
Macro
Pauses a running macro.
MACRORESUME
Macro
Restarts a paused macro.
MACRORUN
Macro
Runs a stored macro.
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Table 6-1 Alphabetical List of Commands (Continued)
Command
Type
Description
MACROSAVE
Macro
Saves a downloaded macro file.
NAMEEDID
Switch
Names the specified list entry.
NAMEINput
Switch
Adds names to input channels.
NAMEOUTput
Switch
Adds names to output channels.
NAMEPreSeT
Switch
Adds a names to presets.
OUTputENable
Switch
Enables or disables one or all outputs.
OUTputSouRCe
Switch
Sets the routing path to output # from input #.
PreSetADD
Switch
Adds a route to a preset.
PreSetDISConnect
Switch
Disconnects a single existing route in a preset.
RECALLPreSeT
Switch
Loads a saved preset.
RestoreFactoryDefaults
Miscellaneous
Restores system settings to factory default values. IP
parameters are not returned to defaults.
RESYNCAUDIO
Switch
Forces a resynchronization of HDMI audio.
ROUTE
Switch
Sets routing path from input # to output #.
SaVeEDID
Switch
Saves the EDID parameters from an output to a
specified list index.
SaVePreSeT
Switch
Saves preset routings.
SETIPADDR
Communication
Sets the IP address without a reboot or update.
SETIPGW
Communication
Sets the gateway address without a reboot or update.
SETIPSUBNET
Communication
Sets the subnet address without a reboot or update.
SHoWPreSeT
Switch
Shows all routing paths in a selected preset number.
SYStemINFO
Miscellaneous
Reports model, serial number, IP and Ethernet
addresses, firmware version.
SYStemReSeT
Miscellaneous
Restarts the system without powering off and on.
SYStemTIME
Miscellaneous
Sets or reports system time.
TiMingDELete
Timing
Deletes a user entry in the Timing List.
TiMingLIST
Timing
Reports Timing List entries.
TiMingLISTCLEAR
Timing
Deletes all user entries in the Timing List.
TiMingLISTLOAD
Timing
Loads user-defined timing values.
UpdateFirmWare
Miscellaneous
First step in firmware update.
UpdateIOCardFirmWare*
Miscellaneous
Updates firmware on I/O cards.
UpdateIOCadsFPGA*
Miscellaneous
Updates FPGA.
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Communications Commands
Table 6-1 Alphabetical List of Commands (Continued)
Command
Type
Description
UPSAMPLE
Switch
Upsamples input or output from 4:2:2 to 4:4:4.
VERsion
Miscellaneous
Reports firmware version of main and channel
processors.
* Only used in upgrades prior to version 2.1.
COMMUNICATIONS COMMANDS
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Table 6-2 Communications Commands
Command
Arguments
Description
BAUDrate
[9600 | 19200 | 38400 |
57600 | 115200]
Sets the serial port baud rate. Operation at the
highest speed possible is recommended.
Example To set the baud rate to 19200 type
baud 19200
Without an argument, the current baud rate is
displayed.
Default: 9600
ECHO
[ON | OFF]
Turns the serial echo On/Off.
Example To turn the echo off, type
echo off
Omit the argument to display the current state.
Default: ON
HANDShaking
[HardWare | SoftWare]
Sets the type of flow control on the serial port.
Hardware handshaking uses CTS/RTS control.
Software handshaking protocol is XON/XOFF.
Example To set handshaking to hardware, type
hands hw
Omit the argument to display the current setting.
Default Software
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Table 6-2 Communications Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
HOSTNAME
[name]
Sets the Ethernet hostname. A maximum of 23
alphanumeric and underscore characters may
be used; spaces may not be used.
Example To remove a host name type
hostname "" and press ENTER
Without an argument, this command returns the
current host name.
Default none
IPADDRess
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Changes the IP address of the Linx Switcher.
Example to set the IP address to
192.168.35.101, type
IPADDR 192.168.35.101
Use the IPUPDate to activate the new IP
address.
Without an argument, this command reports the
current IP address.
Default 192.168.1.200
IPGateWay
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Changes the IP gateway address of the Linx
Switcher.
Example To set the IP gateway address to
192.168.1.102, type
ipgw 192.168.1.102
Use the IPUPDate to activate the new IP
gateway address.
Without an argument, this command reports the
current IP gateway address.
Default 192.168.1.1
IPSubNET
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Changes the IP subnet address of the Linx
Switcher.
Example To set the IP subnet address to
255.255.255.1, type
ipsnet 255.255.255.1
Use the IPUPDate to activate the new IP subnet
address.
Without an argument, this command reports the
current IP subnet address.
Default 255.255.255.0
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Table 6-2 Communications Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
IPUPDate
<ADDRess | GateWay |
SubNet | ALL>
Updates IP related parameters. If the unit is
reset or rebooted before the IPUPdDate
command is issued, IP parameter changes will
be lost.
Example to update the gateway address, enter
the command:
ipupd gw and press ENTER
MACADDRess
none
Displays the physical Ethernet Media Access
Controller address.
SETIPADDR
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Changes the IP address immediately; no reboot
required. Without an argument, it returns the
current IP address.
Example: to set the IP address to
192.168.1.201, type:
setipaddr 192.168.1.201
SETIPGW
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Sets the IP gateway address immediately; no
reboot required. With no argument, the current
IP gateway address is displayed.
Example: To set the IP gateway address to
192.168.1.100, type:
setipgw 192.168.1.100
SETIPSUBNET
[ddd.ddd.ddd.ddd]
Sets the IP subnet address immediately; no
reboot required. When no address argument is
entered, the current value of the subnet is
returned.
Example: To set the IP subnet address to
255.255.255.1, type:
setipsubnet 255.255.255.1
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CONTROL COMMANDS
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Table 6-3 Control Commands
Command
Arguments
Description
AMX
[ON | OFF]
Enable or disable AMX dynamic device detection
query. Without an argument, the current state is
displayed.
Default Off
AMXSETINTerval
[0...30]
Set the timer interval between AMX beacon
broadcasts in seconds. Without an argument,
the current setting is displayed.
Default 30
FrontPanel
[ON | OFF]
Enable/disable all front panel control. Without an
argument, the current state is returned.
Default On
FrontPanelPRESET
[ON | OFF]
Enable/disable Front Panel preset functionality.
Without an argument, the current state is
displayed.
Default On
FrontPanelXCON
[ON | OFF]
Enable/disable Front Panel cross-connect
functionality. Without an argument, the current
state is displayed.
Default On
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EDID Commands
EDID COMMANDS
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Table 6-4 EDID Commands
Command
Arguments
Description
DELeteEDID
<list # | ALL>
Deletes the EDID information from the specified
list number.
Example To clear all EDID settings from the list,
type
deledid all
DISPLAYMODE
<output # | ALL>
[EMULATed |
PASSthrough]
Sets the display ID that is reported when the
EDIDMODE is set to DYNAMIC. EMULATED
uses the list entry specified with the
LoaDEmulateEDID command. PASSthrough
provides EDID from the display connected to the
specified output.
Example To set the display mode to
PASSthrough for output 4, type
displaymode 4 pass
To display the current setting, do not enter a
mode.
EDIDMODE
<input # | ALL>
[FIXED | DYNAMIC]
Sets the EDID mode for one or all inputs to
FIXED or DYNAMIC. In FIXED mode, EDID
parameters are user defined regardless of output
routing. In dynamic mode, the EDID parameters
may be emulated or passed through from a
connected output device.
Example To set the mode to DYNAMIC for all
inputs, type
edidmode all dynamic
To display the current setting, do not enter a
mode.
EDIDPRiority
<input # | ALL> 
[MINRES | output #]
When EDIDMODE is set to DYNAMIC, this
command chooses the EDID from the
appropriate output. When the priority is set to
MINRES, the EDID information is captured from
the output, (source from the selected input) with
the lowest resolution. When the priority is set to
OUTNUM, EDID information is obtained from the
lowest number output to which the selected input
is routed.
Example To report EDID information from the
lowest resolution output for all inputs, type
edidpri all minres
To display the current setting, enter the output
number or all only.
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EDID Commands
Table 6-4 EDID Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
EXportEDID
<list #> [file name.txt]
Transfers the specified list entry to the Linx
Switcher memory for transfer to a target device.
See Transferring Files in Chapter 7 for
instructions on downloading and uploading files.
Example To save list entry 15 to file dell_2.txt,
type
exedid 15 dell_2.txt
If the filename is omitted it is automatically
generated from the name of the list entry.
IMportEDID
<list #> <file.txt>
Imports a single entry from the Linx Switcher
memory to a specified list index. The file name is
case sensitive. See Transferring Files in
Chapter 7 for instructions on downloading and
uploading files.
Example To copy EDID parameters from the file
sony_1.txt to list entry 16, type
imedid 16 sony_1.txt
LiStEDID
<list # | ALL> | <list # >
<list # >
Lists the manufacturer’s ID and product code
and the name for a range of list entries.
Example To display EDID parameters for list
numbers 10 to 20, type
lsedid 10 20
LoaDEmulateEDID
<output # | ALL>
<list #>
Loads EDID parameters of the specified list entry
to the EDID emulate display register of the
specified output.
Example To load the parameters from list entry
75 to all output emulate registers, type
ldeedid all 75
To display the EDID information currently in the
emulate display register, omit the list number.
LoaDFixedEDID
<input # | ALL> 
<list #>
Loads the EDID parameters from the list entry to
the fixed register of the specified input.
Example To load list entry 21 to the input 5 fixed
register, type
ldfedid 5 21
To display the current list entry loaded, omit the
list number argument.
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Preset Commands
Table 6-4 EDID Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
NAMEEDID
<list #> 
<EDID name>
When an entry is created using the SaVeEDID
command, the default name is the resolution of
the specified output; use this command to
rename an entry. To delete a name, enter the list
number followed by ““.
Names can be up to 23 characters in length and
may include alpha, numeric, and punctuation
characters.
Example To assign the name ViewSonic to list
entry 45, type
nameedid 45 ViewSonic
To display the current name of an entry omit the
name argument.
SaVeEDID
<list #> <output #>
Saves the EDID parameters of the specified
output to the list number entered.
Example Save the EDID information of output 6
to timing index number 31, type
svedid 31 6
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Table 6-5 Preset Commands
Command
Arguments
Description
ACTivePreSeT
none
Displays the current active preset.
DELetePreSeT
<preset #>
Deleting a preset clears it of any input/output
assignments and removes the name if one has
been entered. A prompt to confirm the delete is
displayed.
Example To clear preset 90, type
delpst 90
LiStPreSeT
<preset # | ALL> | 
<preset #><preset #>
Lists preset names in specified range or all
presets.
Example To list presets 10 through 20, type
lspst 10 20
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Switch Commands
Table 6-5 Preset Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
NAMEPreSeT
<preset #> 
[preset name]
For a preset name, enter a maximum of 23
alphanumeric characters; spaces may be used.
Example To name preset 11 “Training”, type
namepst 11 Training
Without a preset name, this command returns
the current name of the preset number entered.
PreSetADD
<preset #> <input #>
<output #>
Adds a route to a preset.
Example To add the routing of input 11 to output
6 to preset 51, use the command
psadd 51 11 6
PreSetDISConnect
<preset #> <input #>
<output>
Disconnect a single existing route in a preset.
Example To remove the routing of input 1 from
output 7 from preset 23, type
psdisc 23 1 7
RECALLPreSeT
<preset #>
Enter the desired preset number to load
input/output assignments.
Example To load preset 15, type
recallpst 15
SaVePreSeT
<preset #> 
[input #,output #]
Enter only a preset number to save the current
input/output configuration. Enter a single input
number and output number to save to the
selected preset; other existing input/output
assignments are not modified. Input and output
numbers must be separated by a comma.
Example To save the current routing to preset
12, type
svpst 12
Example To assign input 1 to output 6 in preset
10, type
svpst 10 1,6
SHoWPreSeT
<preset #>
Enter the number of the desired preset to display
its name, if entered, and all input/output settings.
Example To display information about preset 9,
enter the command
shwpst 9
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Switch Commands
Table 6-6 Switch Commands
Command
Arguments
Description
COLORSPACE
<INPUT | OUTPUT>
<1...32 | ALL>
[NONE| RGB2YUV |
YUV2RGB]
Converts the color space from RGB to YUV or
from YUV to RGB.
Example: To convert YUV to RGB on input 6,
type:
colorspace input 6 yuv2rgb
Default: None
DATARaNGEXpand
<INPUT | OUTPUT>
<1...32 | ALL>
[ON | OFF]
When set ON, the HDMI transmitter expands the
range of pixel data values from 16-235 into full 8bit range of 0-255.
Example: To expand the data range for all
outputs, enter the command:
datarngex output all on
Default: OFF
DOWNSAMPLE
<INPUT | OUTPUT>
<1...32 | ALL>
[ON | OFF]
Downsamples a 4:4:4 signal to 4:2:2 to correct
output color. The DOWNSAMPLE and
UPSAMPLE commands are mutually exclusive.
Downsampling is normally performed on input
ports; where a unique display device requires it,
downsampling may be applied to an output port.
Example: To downsample all inputs, type:
downsample input all on
Default OFF
DviOutputDisable
[output #]
Disable the DVI output for the specified port.
Example To disable output 7, enter the
command
dod 7
Without an argument, the current state is
returned.
DviOutputEnable
[output #]
Enable the DVI output for the specified port.
Example To enable the output on port 8, type:
doe 8
Without an argument, the current state is
displayed.
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Switch Commands
Table 6-6 Switch Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
EXtendedHDCPAUTHentication [ON | OFF]
Description
This feature is for use with the Linx 3300. When
an HDCP source device such as a Blu-Ray
player can normally support up to 16 KSVs, this
function allows simultaneous viewing on up to 32
HDCP-compliant displays. Depending on system
architecture and source and display device
behaviors, results may vary.
When set to ON, the system will attempt to
authenticate more than 16 compliant displays for
any connected source of protected content.
When set to OFF, the system will only
authenticate a maximum of 16 displays.
Example: To enable extended HDCP
authentication, use the command:
exhdcpauth on
Default OFF
HDCP
<input> [On | OFF]
Enables/disables HDCP authentication. Some
non-HDCP sources may wrongly initiate HDCP
resulting in a flashing image or snow.
Example: To disable HDCP authentication on
input 7, enter the command:
hdcp 7 off
Enter only the input argument to report the
current state.
Default ON
INputENable
<input # | ALL> [ON |
OFF]
Enable or disable an input port. To display the
current state, enter the input argument only.
Example To enable all inputs, use the command
inen all on
Default ON
INputEQ
<input # | All> [0 ... 255] Defines the equalization setting for one or all
inputs. Although input equalization may be set to
a value between 0 and 255, actual equalization
occurs when set between 165 and 255. For auto
equalization, set the value to 0; 128 is off.
Example To set the equalization level of input 3
to 225, type
ineq 3 225
Without an argument, the current setting is
displayed.
Default 128
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Table 6-6 Switch Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
INputSouRCe
<input # | ALL> [RGB |
DVI | YPBPR]
Specifies the input type.
Example To set all inputs to RGB, enter the
command
insrc all rgb
Enter only the input parameter to return the
current state.
INputSTATus
[input #]
The status display will include the input number,
yes or no to indicate the presence of a valid input
signal, and the number of any associated
outputs.
Example To display the status of input 1, type
instat 1
FORCEHotPlug
<input # | ALL>
Forces a hot plug event on one or all inputs.
Example: To force a hot plug event on input 3,
enter the command:
forcehp 3
NAMEINput
<input #> <input name>
Enter an input number and the name to be
assigned to it. The name can be up to 23
alphanumeric characters; spaces are permitted.
Example To assign the name “Level 3” to input
3, type
namein 3 Level 3
If a name is not entered, the command will return
the current name of the indicated input.
NAMEOUTput
<output #> 
[output name]
Enter the desired output number followed by the
name to be assigned. The name can be up to 23
alphanumeric characters; spaces are permitted.
Example To assign the name “Conference
Room” to output 5, type
nameout 5 Conference Room
If a name is not entered, the command will return
the current name of the indicated output.
OUTputENable
<output # | ALL> 
<ON | OFF>
Enable or disable one or all outputs. If an output
has been disabled, loading a preset will not reenable it; issue an OUTputENable command to
do so.
Example To disable all outputs, type:
outen all off
Enter only the output # or all to display the
current status.
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Switch Commands
Table 6-6 Switch Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
OUTputSouRCe
<output #> [input #]
Sets the routing to an output port from an input
port. Enter only output port number to display the
current routing.
Example To route input 6 to output 2, use the
command:
outsrc 2 6
RESYNCAUDIO
<input #>
Forces a manual re-synchronization of the HDMI
audio for the specified input port. This action will
also force a re-synchronization of the associated
output port(s), if any.
Example: To resync input 7, type:
resyncaudio 7
ROUTE
<input #> [output # | ALL]
Set the routing path from an input to an output.
Enter only the input number to display the
current routing.
Example To route input 7 to output 2, type
route 7 2
UPSAMPLE
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<INPUT | OUTPUT>
<1...32 | ALL>
[ON | OFF]
Upsamples a 4:2:2 signal to 4:4:4 to correct
output color. The DOWNSAMPLE and
UPSAMPLE commands are mutually exclusive.
Upsampling is normally performed on input
ports; where a unique display device requires it,
upsampling may be applied to an output port.
Example: To upsample all outputs, type:
upsample output all on
Default: OFF
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Timing Commands
TIMING COMMANDS
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Table 6-7 Timing Commands
Command
Arguments
Description
INputLOAD
<RGB | YPBPR> 
<input #> <list #>
Sets the input timing parameters from values
stored in the Timing List. This command is used
to override the timing parameters for an analog
input signal.
Example: To load timing list entry 22 for RGB
input 16, enter the command:
inload rgb 16 22
INputNAME
<RGB | YPBPR>
<input #> [name]
Assigns a name to the timing descriptor on an
input port. Enter the command without the name
parameter to report the current name.
Example: To name the timing on the YPbPr
signal on input 3 BLURAY17, use the command:
inname ypbpr 3 BLURAY17
INputPHASE
<input # | ALL> [0...63]
Adjusts the phase of the Analog/Digital Converter
to optimize picture quality. This command applies
to analog inputs only.
Example: To set the phase for RGB input 3 to 44,
enter the command:
inphase 3 44
Default: 0
INputSAVE
<RGB | YPBPR> 
<input #> <list #>
Saves the current input timing settings to the
specified user Timing List slot.
Example: To save the current timing values on
YPbPr input 7 to Timing List entry 110, type:
insave ypbpr 7 110
INputTiMing
<RGB | YPBPR>
<input #> [<hfp> <hs>
<hbp> <hact> <vfp> <vs>
<vbp> <vact> |
<parameter><value>]
Sets the input timing on a parameter-byparameter basis. The command supports the
ability to set all parameters at once, or the ability
to set or query the status of individual
parameters.
Example: To set the vertical sync to 16 for RGB
input 7, type:
intm rgb 7 vs 16
Example: Enter timing values for all parameters
for YPbPr input 10, enter:
intm ypbpr 10 80 136 216 1280 3
6 34 800
For a list of valid parameter ranges, please see
TiMingLISTLOAD.
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Timing Commands
Table 6-7 Timing Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
INputTIMingADJust
<RGB | YPBPR> <input
#> <I | J | M | L >
<1...20>
Adjust timing on the specified input. Enter the
direction and the number of pixels.
I = Up
M = Down
J = Left
L = Right
Example: To shift the timing 10 units to the right
for RGB input 3, enter:
intimadj rgb 3 l 10
TiMingDELete
TiMingLIST
TiMingLISTCLEAR
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<100 … 160>
[<1 … 160> <1 … 160>]
none
Deletes the specified timing list entry. Timing list
entries 1...99 are reserved for factory specified
timing and may not be deleted.
Example: To delete entry 133 from the timing list,
enter the command:
tmdel 113
Displays the entire Timing List. If arguments are
supplied, displays only the portion of the list
requested.
Example: To display timing list entries 100
through 160, type:
tmlist 100 160
Deletes all user defined input timing entries 100 to
160. This does not affect the factory specified
timing entries 1...99.
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Timing Commands
Table 6-7 Timing Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
TiMingLISTLOAD
<100…160> <name>
<hfp> <hs> <hbp> <hact>
<vfp> <vs> <vbp> <vact>
<hfreq> <sync> <hpol>
<vpol> <il>
Provides the ability for a user to completely define
an input signal. This does not require an input
signal to be present to do so. TimingListLoad
can be used to enter the list entries one by one.
• The first argument, <100…160> indicates the
Timing List entry number in which the timing
string is stored.
• The second argument, <name>, gives a
customized name to the signal.
• The next eight arguments, <hfp> <hs> <hbp>
<hact> <vfp> <vs> <vbp> <vact>, define the
signal’s timing.
• The next five arguments, <hfreq> <sync>
<hpol> <vpol> <il>, define the horizontal
frequency, sync format and polarity, and
interlace status.
All 15 arguments must be supplied for the
command to be successful. Parameter ranges are
shown below.
hfp = horizontal front porch =< 0...3000>
hs = horizontal sync = <16...640>
hbp = horizontal back porch = <0...640>
hac = horizontal active = <16...2048>
vfp = vertical front porch = <0.0...512.0>
vs = vertical sync = <2.0...32.0>
vbp = vertical back porch <0.0...512.0>
vact = vertical active = 12..1440
hfreq = horizontal frequency = <12500..125000
sync = sync format = <3 | 4 | 5 | TRILEVEL>
hpol = horizontal polarity = <NEG | POS>
vpol = vertical polarity = <NEG | POS>
il = interlace = <OFF | ON>
Example: Name timing list entry 110 Command1,
with values for all parameters; enter the
command:
tmlistload 110 Command1 594 44
192 1920 27 2 5 15.5 540 3 neg
neg on
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Factory Timing List
FACTORY TIMING LIST
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The table below lists all of Linx CrossXFormat Matrix Switchers’s preset
timings that can be used for Input timing settings. User-defined settings
can be added to the list. Timing commands and the WCP can be used to
manually define input timing.
Columns are provided for the timing ID, plus all of the individual
parameters such as frequency, sync, polarity, interlace and many more.
Please note:
•
•
•
Entries 1 - 55 are factory defined timing parameters.
•
Because all parameters can be modified with the INputTiMing
command, advanced users can modify timing settings and then
store them using the INputSAVE command
•
Input timing settings can be named using the INputNAME
command.
Entries 56 - 99 are reserved for future pre-defined parameters.
Entries 100 - 160 are for user-defined timings.
Table 6-8. Factory Timing List
ID
TYPE
HFP
HS
HBP
HACT
VFP
VS
VBP
VACT
HFRQ
SYNC
HPOL
VPOL
IL
1
VESA_640x400_85Hz
32
64
96
640
1
3
41
400
37.86
5
0
1
0
2
VESA_640x350_85Hz
32
64
96
640
32
3
60
350
37.86
5
1
0
0
3
VESA_720x400_85Hz
36
72
108
720
1
3
42
400
37.93
5
0
1
0
4
VESA_640x480_60Hz
16
96
48
640
10
2
33
480
31.47
5
0
0
0
5
VESA_640x480_72Hz
24
40
128
640
9
3
28
480
37.86
5
0
0
0
6
VESA_640x480_75Hz
16
64
120
640
1
3
16
480
37.5
5
0
0
0
7
VESA_640x480_85Hz
56
56
80
640
1
3
25
480
43.27
5
0
0
0
8
VESA_800x600_56Hz
24
72
128
800
1
2
22
600
35.16
5
1
1
0
9
VESA_800x600_60Hz
40
128
88
800
1
4
23
600
37.88
5
1
1
0
10
VESA_800x600_72Hz
56
120
64
800
37
6
23
600
48.08
5
1
1
0
11
VESA_800x600_75Hz
16
80
160
800
1
3
21
600
46.88
5
1
1
0
12
VESA_800x600_85Hz
32
64
152
800
1
3
27
600
53.67
5
1
1
0
13
VESA_848x480_60Hz
16
112
112
848
6
8
23
480
31.02
5
1
1
0
14
VESA_1024x768_43Hz
8
176
56
1024
0
4
20
384
35.52
5
1
1
1
15
VESA_1024x768_60Hz
24
136
160
1024
3
6
29
768
48.36
5
0
0
0
16
VESA_1024x768_70Hz
24
136
144
1024
3
6
29
768
56.48
5
0
0
0
17
VESA_1024x768_75Hz
16
96
176
1024
1
3
28
768
60.02
5
1
1
0
18
VESA_1024x768_85Hz
48
96
208
1024
1
3
36
768
68.68
5
1
1
0
19
VESA_1152x864_75Hz
64
128
256
1152
1
3
32
864
67.5
5
1
1
0
20
VESA_1280x768_60Hz
64
128
192
1280
3
7
20
768
47.78
5
0
1
0
21
VESA_1280x768_75Hz
80
128
208
1280
3
7
27
768
60.29
5
0
1
0
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Table 6-8. Factory Timing List (Continued)
ID
TYPE
HFP
HS
HBP
HACT
VFP
VS
VBP
VACT
HFRQ
SYNC
HPOL
VPOL
IL
22
VESA_1280x768_85Hz
80
136
216
1280
3
7
31
768
68.63
5
0
1
0
23
VESA_1280x800_60Hz
72
128
200
1280
3
6
22
800
49.7
5
0
1
0
24
VESA_1280x800_75Hz
80
128
208
1280
3
6
29
800
62.8
5
0
1
0
25
VESA_1280x800_85Hz
80
136
216
1280
3
6
34
800
71.55
5
0
1
0
26
VESA_1280x960_60Hz
96
112
312
1280
1
3
36
960
60
5
1
1
0
27
VESA_1280x960_85Hz
64
160
224
1280
1
3
47
960
85.94
5
1
1
0
28
VESA_1280x1024_60Hz
48
112
248
1280
1
3
38
1024
63.98
5
1
1
0
29
VESA_1280x1024_75Hz
16
144
248
1280
1
3
38
1024
79.98
5
1
1
0
30
VESA_1280x1024_85Hz
64
160
224
1280
1
3
44
1024
91.15
5
1
1
0
31
VESA_1360x768_60Hz
64
112
256
1360
3
6
18
768
47.71
5
1
1
0
32
VESA_1366x768_60Hz
70
143
213
1366
3
3
24
768
47.71
5
1
1
0
33
VESA_1400x1050_60Hz
88
144
232
1400
3
4
32
1050
65.32
5
0
1
0
34
VESA_1400x1050_75Hz
104
144
248
1400
3
4
42
1050
82.28
5
0
1
0
35
VESA_1440x900_60Hz
80
152
232
1440
3
6
25
900
55.94
5
0
1
0
36
VESA_1440x900_75Hz
96
152
248
1440
3
6
33
900
70.64
5
0
1
0
37
VESA_1440x900_85Hz
104
152
256
1440
3
6
39
900
80.43
5
0
1
0
38
VESA_1600x1200_60Hz
64
192
304
1600
1
3
46
1200
75
5
1
1
0
39
VESA_1680x1050_60
104
176
280
1680
3
6
30
1050
65.29
5
0
1
0
40
VESA_1920x1200,60rb
48
32
80
1920
3
6
26
1200
74.04
5
1
0
0
41
1280x720,24Hz
2545
40
260
1280
5
5
20
720
18
T
0
0
0
42
1280x720,30Hz
1720
40
260
1280
5
5
20
720
22.5
T
0
0
0
43
1280x720,60Hz
70
40
260
1280
5
5
20
720
45
T
0
0
0
44
1920x1080,24i
594
44
192
1920
2
5
15
540
27
T
0
0
1
45
1920x1080,24p
594
44
192
1920
4
5
36
1080
27
T
0
0
0
46
1920x1080,30i
44
44
192
1920
2
5
15
540
33.75
T
0
0
1
47
1920x1080,30p
44
44
192
1920
4
5
36
1080
33.75
T
0
0
0
48
1920x1080,60p
44
44
192
1920
4
5
36
1080
67.5
T
0
0
0
49
1280x720,60Hz
110
40
220
1280
5
5
20
720
45
5
1
1
0
50
1920x1080,24i
638
44
148
1920
2
5
15
540
27
5
1
1
1
51
1920x1080,24p
638
44
148
1920
4
5
36
1080
27
5
1
1
0
52
1920x1080,30i
88
44
148
1920
2
5
15
540
33.75
5
1
1
1
53
1920x1080,30p
88
44
148
1920
4
5
36
1080
33.75
5
1
1
0
54
1920x1080,60p
88
44
148
1920
4
5
36
1080
67.5
5
1
1
0
55
2048x1152,60p
48
32
80
2048
3
5
25
1152
70.99
5
1
0
0
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Miscellaneous Commands
MISCELLANEOUS COMMANDS
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Table 6-9 Miscellaneous Commands
Command
Arguments
Description
EXPORTSETTINGS
<PRESETS | EDID |
SYSTEM | ALL> [file
name.txt]
Writes a list of system attributes to a text file. The
file name may be up to 23 characters in length;
use any alpha numerics or underscore. The
name must include the .txt extension. The
resulting file may be downloaded from the Linx
Switcher through the Ethernet port. See
Downloading a File from the Linx Switcher on
page 82 for complete instructions.
Example To export the routing of all presets to a
file named “Presets,” type
exportsettings presets Presets.txt
Default file name: export.txt
Help
[command]
See Command Help on page 52 for details.
IMPORTSETTINGS
<file name.txt>
Loads a list of system attributes from a saved
file. The file must include the extension .txt.
Example To load the settings file system.txt,
type
importsettings system.txt
LOGEXtract
<EMERG | ALERT |
CRIT | ERR | WARNING
| NOTICE | INFO |
DEBUG> <0...10000>
Extract the specified number of entries from the
log file with the specified priority level or greater;
see LOGLeVeL.
Example To display the most recent 100 log
entries of critical level or higher, type
logex crit 100 and press ENTER>
LOGLeVeL
[EMERG | ALERT | CRIT
| ERR | WARNING |
NOTICE | INFO |
DEBUG]
Set or display the log level.
Example To set the level for errors, use the
command
loglvl err
Without an argument, the current level is
returned.
RestoreFactoryDefaults
none
Restores user settings to their factory default
values. IP address parameters remain
unchanged; they do not return to default values.
SYStemINFO
none
Reports model, serial number, IP and Ethernet
addresses, firmware version
SYStemReSeT
none
Causes the Linx Switcher to reboot. This
command allows the system firmware to be
restarted. Use to begin using new IP values.
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Miscellaneous Commands
Table 6-9 Miscellaneous Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
SYStemTIME
[yyyy mm dd hh mm ss]
Sets the system time using a 24-hour clock.
Example To set the system time to 9:30:15 on
June 20, 2007, type
systime 2007 06 20 09 30 15
Without an argument the command returns the
current system time.
UpdateFirmWare
none
Refer to Update System Firmware for a
complete discussion of updating firmware.
UpdateIOCardFirmWare
none
This command is only used to upgrade from a
firmware version prior to version 2.1.
Refer to Update System Firmware for a
complete discussion of updating firmware.
UpdateIOCadsFPGA
none
This command is only used to upgrade from a
firmware version prior to version 2.1.
Refer to Update System Firmware for a
complete discussion of updating firmware.
VERsion
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Reports the system, front panel and channel
processors firmware versions.
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Macro Commands
MACRO COMMANDS
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A macro is a set of tasks grouped together so that you can execute the
tasks together with a single command. This type of capability is
supported in the Linx Switcher command set and is useful if you have
the need to frequently make the same type of set up changes to the
system. This section deals with using the Linx Switcher macro capability.
A Linx Switcher macro is a list of commands stored in an ASCII text
format. The complete command set may be used when writing macros.
Note that commands can be grouped together for execution
simultaneously or executed sequentially by separating them with a
carriage return/line feed.
We will go into details later, but just to take a look at what a macro looks
like, here are a couple of examples of a macro showing the syntax
associated with both the simultaneous and sequential commands.
 Example To enable only outputs 2, 6, and 15 and disable all
others, use the following commands
outen all off
outen 2 on; outen 6 on; outen 15 on
The macro begins by disabling all outputs, and then turning each of the
specified outputs on. The outputs are enabled together.
 Example To load preset 17, add the routing of DVI input 1 to
DVI output 6, and then save the new routing to preset 18, use
the commands
recallpst 17
route 1 6
svpst 18
.CREATING
. . . . MACROS
....
Macros consist of a number of ASCII commands stored in a text file.
Macros cannot be created directly in the Linx Switcher. Macros are
created as text files from a suitable text editor (Microsoft Word for
example) and copied to the Linx Switcher internal compact flash card
using FTP (see Downloading Macros in the following section).
File names for the Linx Switcher compact flash card should be no more
than 23 characters in length. Upper and lower case characters and
numbers may be used but do not use spaces or the / or \ characters.
There are no requirements for a header or title in the macro file, but it is
always a good idea to use comments in the file to document sections of
the file. Comments are denoted by the “#” symbol and can appear
anywhere on a line. All text to the right of the “#” symbol will be ignored
by the Linx Switcher, but valid commands to the left of the symbol will be
executed. The ability to “comment out a line” is supported by this
capability.
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Macro Commands
DOWNLOADING
. . . . . MACROS
....
After a macro has been created, the macro file can be copied directly to
the compact flash card using standard file transfer protocol (FTP).
 Example Download the file “trm.txt” to the Linx Switcher.
~ Establish an FTP session via the command window or
an FTP client. See Transferring Files for details.
~ Put the file “trm.txt” in the Linx Switcher ftp folder by
typing
put trm.txt.
~ From the serial port or Telnet command line interface
issue the command
macrosave trm.txt.
The macro file “trm.txt” will then be saved into the “/macro” folder on the
Linx CrossXFormat Matrix Switchers compact flash card.
Note
There is no facility to rename the file during the
download process.
. .LISTING
. . . MACROS
....
Macros that are already stored on the Linx Switcher front panel flash
card can be listed using the command MACROLIST from either the RS232 or Telnet command line interfaces.
.DELETING
. . . . MACROS
....
Macros are stored in the “/macro” folder of the compact flash card. A
macro can be deleted from the compact flash card using the command
MACRODELete.
 Example To delete the macro named “trm.txt,” use the
command
macrodel trm.txt
. RUNNING
. . . . MACROS
....
The MACRORUN command is used to load and execute the particular
macro that you wish to execute. Macros are stored in the folder “/macro”
on the compact flash card.
 Example To run the macro named “trm.txt,” use the command
macrorun trm.txt
Hint
. PAUSING
. . . . MACROS
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A macro can contain other macros.
A macro consists of a sequence of commands that are executed in the
order in which they are placed in the file. A macro can be paused
indefinitely or for a specified period of time by issuing the
MACROPAUSE command.
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Macro Commands
A paused macro can be canceled by using the MACROABORT command
or restarted by using the MACRORESUME command.
CANCELING
.........
MACROS
RESTARTING
. . . . . MACROS
....
A macro can be stopped during execution by issuing the command
MACROABORT. After a macro has been stopped in this way you will
have to use the MACRORUN command to load and rerun a macro.
To continue execution of a paused macro use the command
MACRORESUME. The macro will continue executing from the
command in the macro at which the MACROPAUSE was issued.
Note
Issuing other system commands while the system is
in MACROPAUSE may result in unexpected behavior
when you resume macro operation
(MACRORESUME).
Table 6-10 Macro Commands
Command
Arguments
Description
MACROABORT
none
MACRODELete
<filename>
Halt execution of the current macro. Use the
MACRORUN command to reload and start the
macro.
Delete the specified macro file from the compact
flash card.
MACROLIST
MACROPAUSE
[duration]
Example To delete the macro “Conf_1.txt,” use
the command
macrodel Conf_1.txt
Lists the macros currently stored on the compact
flash card in the folder /macro.
Pauses the currently executing macro for the
period defined by the optional duration parameter.
Valid duration is from 0.1 to 128 seconds. If no
duration is entered the macro will pause
indefinitely.
A paused macro may be resumed using the
MACRORESUME command or canceled by
using the MACROABORT command.
Example To pause the executing macro for one
minute, type
macropause 60
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Macro Commands
Table 6-10 Macro Commands (Continued)
Command
Arguments
Description
MACRORESUME
(none)
MACRORUN
<filename>
Restarts a paused macro. The macro will run from
the point in the macro that it was paused.
Load and run the specified macro.
MACROSAVE
<filename>
Example To run the macro “Config_2.txt,” enter
the command
macrorun Config_2.txt
Take the specified file that has been placed in the
MediaWall ftp folder and save to the MediaWall
compact flash card. The ability to rename the file
is not supported.
Example To save the macro “Config_3.txt” to the
flash card, type
macrosave Config_3.txt
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T RANSFERRING F ILES
U PDATING F IRMWARE
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TRANSFE RRING F ILE S
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Files may be downloaded from and uploaded to the Linx CrossXFormat
Matrix Switchers using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) via connection
through the Ethernet port. See Ethernet Control for information on IP
address requirements.
Important
UPLOADING A FILE
TO THE LINX
. . . . .SWITCHER
....
The FTP client should be in ASCII mode to transfer
text files and in binary mode to transfer firmware. The
mode does not have to be set when performing
transfers through Windows Explorer.
In the steps below, an FTP session is illustrated using Windows
Explorer.
1. Open Windows Explorer.
2. In the address bar, enter the ftp command:
ftp://rgb:[email protected]
where nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn is the IP address of the Linx Switcher;
rgb:spectrum is the user name and password. The example in
Figure 7-1 uses the address 192.168.35.149.
Figure 7-1 FTP Address Entry
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Transferring Files
The Linx FTP directory will be displayed in the Explorer as
shown in Figure 7-2.
Figure 7-2 FTP Open
3. Open another Explorer window and navigate to the location on
the computer that contains the desired file, firmware in this case.
Figure 7-3 Locate File to Upload
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Transferring Files
4. Select the firmware and drag it to the Linx FTP directory. Copy
progress is displayed.
Figure 7-4 Copying Firmware to the Linx Switcher
5. When copying is complete, the firmware will be visible in the
Linx FTP directory along with other system files.
Figure 7-5 Firmware Uploaded
Files that may be uploaded to the Linx Switcher include previously
saved system settings, EDID information, and presets.
DOWNLOADING A
FILE FROM THE
. . LINX
. . .SWITCHER
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Use the above procedure to initiate a browser-based FTP session. Drag
files from the Linx Switcher to the desired location on the connected PC.
Files that may be downloaded from the Linx Switcher include exported
system settings, EDID information, and presets.
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Update System Firmware
UP DATE S YSTE M FIRMWARE
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Firmware release 2.4 introduces a new, simplified upgrade procedure.
Upgrades from 2.4 to a newer version will required a single update
command followed by the display of system information to verify the
procedure. Upgrades from earlier versions will still require additional
steps. Please see below for complete details.
For all upgrades, it is recommended that all system settings be exported
and copied to a PC before updating firmware. See the
EXPORTSETTINGS command and download instructions on page 82.
Note
The FTP client must be in binary mode to upload
firmware. The mode does not have to be set when
performing transfers through Windows Explorer.
Performing the firmware upgrade via the serial port is preferable to using
the Ethernet port, because the Linx will continue to communicate its
status even through system reset. While Telnet may be used to enter
commands, Ethernet connections are lost when the Linx resets, requiring
a new log-in after each occurrence and therefore cannot provide the
continual status, including when a reset cycle has completed.
Important
Do not interrupt power to the unit during the
firmware update. Update commands may take up
to 30 minutes to complete execution in large
systems. If using the serial port, you will know an
upgrade command or reset has been completed
when the prompt returns. If using Telnet via the
Ethernet port, please see the upgrade instructions
below for the required time before attempting to log
back into the Linx.
After uploading the firmware file to the RGB folder
of the Linx do not transfer any additional files to the
same folder for any reason until UFW has
completed. If the wrong firmware file has been
uploaded, reboot the switcher before uploading the
correct file.
Do not reboot any connected source computers
during the firmware upgrade.
Do not send any other commands to the Linx
during the firmware upgrade.
When performing a firmware upgrade using a serial
interface, set the baud rate to 9600.
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Update System Firmware
BEFORE
. . . .UPGRADING
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It is highly recommended that all system settings be saved and
download to a PC prior to beginning the update procedure.
1. Using a serial or telnet connection save settings by executing
the command:
exportsettings all [file_name.txt]
If no file name is entered, the default will be export.txt.
2. Download the settings file to the PC following the instructions in
Transferring Files.
POST 2.4
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UPGRADES
The firmware upgrade from version 2.4 to a newer version requires a
single UFW command be executed. Issue the SYSINFO command to
verify that the new firmware is present; the FPGA version of the input
and output modules should reflect those indicated in the release notes.
1. Copy the new firmware to the Linx using the procedure
described in Uploading a File to the Linx Switcher.
2. Using a serial or Telnet connection, issue the UFW command.
3. For serial control, wait until the prompt is displayed again. For
Telnet operation, wait approximately 30 minutes before reestablishing communication.
4. Issue the SYSINFO command.
5. Verify that the firmware version is correct and that the FPGA
versions for the input and output modules match those in the
release notes.
UPGRADE TO
.........
FIRMWARE 2.4
Use this procedure to update firmware to version 2.4 from version 2.1 or
later. If upgrading from a version prior to 2.1, please see Upgrade from
2.0 or Earlier.
1. Copy the new firmware to the Linx using the procedure
described in Uploading a File to the Linx Switcher.
2. Using a serial or Telnet connection, issue the UFW command.
3. For serial control, wait until the prompt is displayed again. For
Telnet operation, wait approximately 10 minutes before reestablishing communication.
4. Issue the SYSINFO command.
5. Verify that the firmware version is now 2.4.
6. Issue the UFW command a second time. Again, the prompt will
be displayed when the update has completed execution via the
serial port. Allow 30 minutes before re-establishing a Telnet
connection.
7. Issue the SYSINFO and verify that firmware FPGA versions
listed for the input and output modules match those in the
release notes.
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UPGRADE FROM 2.0
. . . .OR. EARLIER
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Linx Switchers with firmware version 2.0 or earlier must first be
upgraded to version 2.1 before the upgrade to 2.4 can be performed.
Use the following instructions to upgrade to 2.1.
Note
The firmware upgrade procedure includes three
separate steps, each with its own command and
subsequent verification. These steps must be
executed in order. Save any EDID and Presets to a
PC using the EXPORTSETTINGS command and
FTP (see Transferring Files).
SERIAL CONTROL
1. Copy the new firmware to the Linx using the procedure
described in Uploading a File to the Linx Switcher.
2. Using TeraTerm or other terminal emulation program through
the RS-232 port, issue the UpdateFirmWare (UFW) command.
3. When the update has finished the prompt will return on the
screen. Type the SYSINFO command. The firmware and
backplane versions listed should match what was just loaded
i.e., 2.1.
4. Now execute the UpgradeIOCardFirmWare (UIOCFW)
command.
5. Once the prompt returns on the screen, type SYSRST. Wait for
the prompt to return again (90 seconds) and type SYSINFO.
6. Check that the firmware versions listed for the Input and Output
cards match those listed in the release notes. If the versions do
not match, repeat the SYSRST and SYSINFO commands as
previously described until they do.
7. Execute the UpgradeIOCardFPGA (UIOCFPGA) command.
8. Once the prompt returns on the screen, type SYSINFO and
check that the FPGA versions listed for the input and output
modules match those in the release notes. If the versions do not
match, repeat the SYSRST and SYSINFO as previously
described until they do.
This completes the firmware upgrade procedure. Power-cycle the Linx
unit. Restore any preset and EDID files previously saved on the PC.
TELNET CONTROL
1. Copy the new firmware to the Linx using the procedure
described in Uploading a File to the Linx Switcher.
2. Using Telnet through the 100/1000 BASE-T port issue the
UpdateFirmWare (UFW) command.
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3. Wait 30 minutes. Re-establish Telnet communication and type
the SYSINFO command. The firmware and backplane versions
listed should match what was just loaded i.e. 2.1.
4. Now execute the UpgradeIOCardFirmWare (UIOCFW)
command.
5. Wait 5 minutes and type SYSRST.
6. After 90 seconds, log back in to the Linx; type SYSINFO and
check that the firmware versions listed for the input and output
modules match those listed in the release notes.
If the versions do not match, repeat the SYSRST and SYSINFO
commands as previously described until they do.
7. Execute the UpgradeIOCardFPGA (UIOCFPGA) command.
Wait 5 minutes and type SYSRST.
8. After 90 seconds, log back in to the Linx; type SYSINFO and
check that the firmware FPGA versions listed for the Input and
Output cards match those listed in the release notes. If the
versions do not match, repeat the SYSRST and SYSINFO
commands as previously described until they do.
This completes the firmware upgrade procedure. Power-cycle the Linx
unit. Restore any preset and EDID files previously saved on the PC.
Figure 7-6 is an example of what the SYSINFO command will display.
The firmare version listed should match the version of the upgrade after
UFW.
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Model:
Manufacture date:
Serial number:
Firmware version:
SH4 firmware version:
Firmware build date:
Hardware revision:
CPLD version:
WCP Applet Version:
Reboot count:
System up time:
Total system up time:
Host name:
IP address:
Subnet mask:
Gateway IP address:
MAC address:
Options:
System logging level:
Backplane FPGA version:
Linx 800/900
04/07/2009
95182
2.4
2.4
Jan 13 2011 12:13:26
1.14
1.2
426
0d 15h 1m 20s
0d 14h 36m 47s
192.168.35.180
255.255.255.0
192.168.35.1
00:18:7e:00:18:01
Auto-Sync Dual-Link
Warning
1.22
Input
Card
----1
2
3
4
FW Version
---------0.104
0.104
0.104
0.104
HW VersionCard Type
-----------------0.48
Dual Single Link DVI/RGB
0.48
Dual Single Link DVI/RGB
0.0
Dual Single Link DVI
0.0
Dual Single Link DVI
FPGA Version
-----------0.2.20
0.2.20
1.1.1
1.1.1
Output
Card
----1
2
3
4
FW Version
---------0.105
0.105
0.105
0.105
HW VersionCard Type
-----------------0.32
Dual Single Link DVI
0.32
Dual Single Link DVI
0.0
Single Dual Link DVI
0.0
Single Dual Link DVI
FPGA Version
-----------0.2.20
0.2.20
3.1.2
3.1.2
Figure 7-6 SYSINFO Report Example
The firmware version and FPGA values should match those listed in the
release notes after UIOCFW and UIOCFPGA are complete.
.AFTER
. . .UPGRADING
.....
When the upgrade is complete, the saved system setting should be
uploaded and imported to the Linx.
1. Upload the settings file from the PC following the instructions in
Transferring Files.
2. Using a serial or telnet connection import system settings by
executing the command:
importsettings file_name.txt
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S PECIFICATIONS
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PHYSICAL SPECIFICAT IONS
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Table 8-1 Physical Specifications
Linx 3300
Linx 3300S
Linx 1700
Linx 900
Chassis
6-RU
7-RU
4-RU
2-RU
Dimensions
W 19" x H 10.5" x
D 22”
(W 48.3 cm x
H 26.67 cm x
D 55.88 cm)
W 19” x H 12.25” x
D 17.5”
(W48.3 cm x H
31.2 cm x
D 44.5 cm)
W 19” x H 7” x
D 16”
(W 48.3 cm x
H 17.8 cm x
D 40.7 cm
W 19” x H 3.5” x
D 16”
(W 48.3 cm x
H 8.9 cm x
D 40.7 cm)
Maximum Weight
57 lbs (25.9 kg)
51 lbs (23.2 kg)
30 lbs (14kg)
20 lbs (9 kg)
Input Voltage
110 to 240 VAC
50/60 Hz
110 to 240 VAC
50/60 Hz
110 to 240 VAC
50/60 Hz
110 to 240 VAC 
47 to 63 Hz
(12 VDC out)
Power
Consumption
350 W, typical
350 W, typical
127 W, maximum
3 A @ 100 VAC,
1.5 A @ 240 VAC
AC Connector
IEC-C13 x 2
IEC-C19 x 2
IEC-C19
—
Fuses
IEC 60127 
5x20 mm 250 V, 
8 A Slow-Blow
—
—
—
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Communications Specifications
COMMUNICATIONS SP ECIFICATIONS
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Table 8-2 Communications Specifications
Port
Specification
Ethernet
100/1000 BASE-T
RS-232 serial
Baud 9600 to 115,200
Bits 8
Stop bits 1
Parity None
Flow control XOn/XOff
IN PUT MOD ULES
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Table 8-3 Input Module Specifications
DVI/HDMI only
DVI/HDMI +
Analog RGB
Module Format
2-channel
2-channel or 
1 dual-link (option)
Signal type
Single-link DVI
Single-link DVI,
Dual-Link DVI
(option). RGBHV,
YPbPr
Pixel clock rate
Up to 165 MHz
Up to 165 MHz
Up to 330 MHz
(DL option
Resolutions
Up to 1920x1200,
2048x1152 and
1080p
Up to 1920x1200,
2048x1152, and
1080p
Up to 2560x1600
and 3840x2400
(DL option)
Connector
DVI-I
DVI-I
HDMI with adapter HDMI with adapter
Cable equalization
Yes
Maximum cable length
Up to 164 ft (50 m) Up to 164 ft (50 m)
RGBHV: up to 100
ft with high-quality
cable
Yes (DVI)
Only the digital pins of the DVI-I connector are used on the output.
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Input Modules
Figure 8-1 DVI-I Connectors
Table 8-4 DVI Connector Pin Assignments
Pin
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Signal
1
TMDS data 2- (link 1)
2
TMDS data 2+ (link 1)
3
TMDS data 2/4 shield
4
TMDS data 4- (link 2)
5
TMDS data 4+ (link 2)
6
DDC clock
7
DDC data
8
—
9
TMDS data 1- (link 1)
10
TMDS data 1+ (link 1)
11
TMDS data 1/3 shield
12
TMDS data 3- (link 2)
13
TMDS data 3+ (link 2)
14
+5 V power at 500 mA
15
Ground
16
Hot plug detect
17
TMDS data 0- (link 1)
18
TMDS data 0+ (link 1)
19
TMDS data 0/5 shield
20
TMDS data 5- (link 2)
21
TMDS data 5+ (link 2)
22
TMDS clock shield
23
TMDS clock+
24
TMDS clock-
C1
Analog red
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Ethernet Port
Table 8-4 DVI Connector Pin Assignments (Continued)
Pin
Signal
C2
Analog green
C3
Analog blue
C4
Analog horizontal sync
C5
Analog ground
Table 8-5 Analog Inputs Specifications
Parameter
Specification
Module Format
2-channel
Signal Type
3, 4, 5-wire progressive; 3 and 4-wire
1080 interlaced
Clock Rate
Up to 165 MHz
Resolution
Up to 1920 x 1200, 2048 x 1152, and
1080p
Connector
DVI-I
ETHERNET PORT
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100/10000 BASE-T Ethernet connection is supported through the RJ-45
port on the rear panel.
•
Supports control of the full set of Linx CrossXFormat Matrix Switchers
commands over a network connection using a Telnet server/client
architecture.
•
Internal Linx Switcher web server provides the Web Control Panel (WCP)
a graphical user interface via a standard web browser.
1
8
Figure 8-2 Ethernet Connector
The 100/1000 BASE-T port can connect to a network using a standard
Ethernet cable. When a network is not used, connection requires an
Ethernet hub or a crossover cable.
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RS-232 Port
Table 8-6 Ethernet Connector Pin Assignments
Pin
Signal
Wire Color
1
TX Data +
White/Orange
2
TX Data -
Orange
3
RX Data +
White/Green
4
—
Blue
5
—
White/Blue
6
RX Data -
Green
7
—
White/Brown
8
—
Brown
RS -232 PORT
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Linx Switcher commands can be sent through the RS-232 port to control
the system.
•
The RS-232 port transfers commands using the asynchronous
serial protocol at 9600 to 115, 000 baud.
•
The port is configured as DCE and can handle full duplex
transfer.
•
Support for hardware and software handshaking is provided.
Figure 8-3 RS-232 DB-9 Connector
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RS-232 Port
Table 8-7 RS-232 Connector Pin Assignments
Pin
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Circuit
Description
1
CD
Carrier Detect
2
TD
Transmit Data
3
RD
Received Data
4
—
(not connected)
5
AB
Signal Ground (common return)
6
DSR
Data Set Ready
7
CTS
Clear to Send
8
RTS
Request to Send
9
—
(not connected)
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T ROUBLESHOOTING
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AIR FIL TERS
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The Linx 3300, Linx 3300S, and Linx 1700 include a foam air filter
accessed from the front panel. The filter must be checked on a regular
basis to prevent overheating the Linx Switcher. Once a month would be
an appropriate interval in a clean environment. If the Linx Switcher is
used where dust and dirt are a problem, it is recommended that the filter
be inspected weekly.
If the Linx Switcher overheats, the alarm indicator on the front panel will
light. Overheating may be caused by
1. Operating in an environment with a temperature exceeding
122° F (50° C).
2. Failed fan or blocked air intake.
3. Clogged air filter; wash or replace.
~ Wash the filter in mild dish detergent.
~ Rinse in clear water.
~ Press it between paper towels to remove excess
moisture.
~ Allow to air dry.
Linx 3300 and Linx 3300S units shipped before 2010 may use one large
foam filter or two small ones; newer units use a single large filter.
Remove the front filter cover to determine the type used. The Linx 1700
uses one small foam filter. Request part number 410 9442-01 for the
small (3”x16”) filter. The large filter (5.2”x16”) is part number 410-944202.
FUS E REP LACE ME NT
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The fuse holder on the 6-RU Linx 3300 is supplied with a spare IEC
60127 5x20 mm 250 V, 8 A Slow-Blow fuse.
1. Turn the power off the on the port which has the fuse that needs
to be replaced. The second power supply can remain on.
2. Remove the AC power cord.
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3. Pinch the sides of the fuse holder and pull it out.
Figure 9-1 Fuse Holder
4. Replace the blown fuse with the spare inserting it into the side of
the holder with contacts.
5. Re-insert the fuse holder with the new fuse to the right.
6. Replace the power cord and turn on the AC power.
POWER SUPPLY REPLACEMENT
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. . LINX
. . 3300
. . .(6-RU)
..
Power off the supply to be replaced. The Linx Switcher may remain on
powered by the second supply.
Note
If one power supply is not installed, its LED on the
front panel of the Linx 3300 will be non-functional and
therefore will not display any status.
1. Remove the six 4-40 x 1/4" black Phillips flathead screws which
secure the air filter cover on the front of the unit.
2. Remove the upper foam filter.
3. Loosen the thumb screw which secures the power supply and
slide it out.
4. Slide in a replacement supply and tighten the thumb screw.
5. Replace the foam filter.
6. Re-attach the air filter cover with the six screws.
LINX 1700 AND
. . . . LINX
. . .3300S
..
The Linx 3300S model has two, redundant power supplies; one supply
may be replaced while the unit remains powered on. The Linx 1700 has
a single power supply. Use the following procedure to replace a power
supply.
1. Remove the power cord of the supply to be replaced.
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2. Press the green tab to the left and slide out the power supply.
3. Slide in the new supply until it clicks into place.
4. Replace the power cord.
INPUT AND OUTPUT MODULE REP LACEME NT
.............................
CAUTION
Power off the Linx Switcher before inserting or
removing input and output modules.
1. Turn off AC power or disconnect the external power supply.
2. Remove attached cables.
3. Loosen the screws securing the input or output module or blank
and remove it.
4. Slide the new module in place being certain that it fully seats or
install a blank.
CAUTION
All I/O slots must be occupied or a blank installed
before restoring power. Operating with an open slot
will cause the unit to overheat.
5. Tighten the captive screws.
6. Replace cables as required.
7. Power on the system.
TROUBLESHOOTING
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Table 9-1 Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
Power
(Linx 3300
and Linx 1700)
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Symptom
Action
Check that the power cords are correctly
connected to the Linx Switcher and to an
AC power sources and that the power
switch(es) is (are) in the ON position.
No AC power.
If the power supply encounters a short or
excessive load, it will shut down. Power
the Linx Switcher off, correct the short or
remove the excess load, and power it on
again.
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Troubleshooting
Table 9-1 Troubleshooting Guide
Problem
Telnet
Symptom
Action
Invalid password.
Correct password is RGB; this must be
upper case.
User name and password
entered but connection to host is
lost.
8000 must be entered following the IP
address in the Telnet command.
Example
telnet 192.168.34.70 8000
Cannot connect to host.
Check that the PC has a static IP address
compatible with the Linx Switcher and
network.
Output has been disabled. Use
OUTputENable to display or change an
output status.
No output present.
Output
The display is not capable of the
resolution sent to it.
Set the output display mode to passthrough and the EDID mode of the input to
dynamic.
When a single input is routed to multiple
outputs, EDID priority may not yield
compatible resolution. Set EDID priority to
minimum resolution.
When EDID priority is set to lowest output
number, the output with the most universal
EDID should be connected to the lowest
output port.
If the EDID works for some displays, try
setting the display mode to emulate for all
the outputs in the group.
Instances where two or more displays’
resolutions are not compatible with each
other may occur. For these occasions, a
lower resolution “common-denominator”
EDID or a scaler will be needed.
The source has stopped sending a signal.
Check that the input status box at the
bottom of the WCP routing window is
green or use the INputSTATus command.
The display device is not HDCP-compliant
and the source is.
Noise/snow
The HDCP source cannot support the
number of connected display devices.
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RGB Spectrum can be reached by phone, fax, mail and e-mail as listed
below
350-10036-01 v2.4
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RGB Spectrum
950 Marina Village Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501
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Phone 510-814-7000
Fax 510-814-7026
E-Mail (technical support) [email protected]
E-Mail (sales and product information) [email protected]
Website www.rgb.com
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