[CV-57C] ASP-CATx2_manual [rev.0910]

[CV-57C] ASP-CATx2_manual [rev.0910]
ASP-CATx2
™
HDMI 1.3c over CAT Extender with IR Pass-Through
User Manual
Manual Number: 090701
Safety and Notice
The ASP-CATx2 HDMI Extender over 2xCAT5e with IR has been tested for conformance to
safety regulations and requirements, and has been certified for international use. However, like
all electronic equipments, the ASP-CATx2 should be used with care. Please read and follow the
safety instructions to protect yourself from possible injury and to minimize the risk of damage to
the unit.
Follow all instructions and warnings marked on this unit.
Do not attempt to service this unit yourself, except where explained in this manual.
Provide proper ventilation and air circulation and do not use near water.
Keep objects that might damage the device and assure that the placement of this unit is on
a stable surface.
Use only the power adapter and power cords and connection cables designed for this unit.
Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners to clean this unit. Always unplug the power to the
device before cleaning.
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Introduction
The ASP-CATx2 boosts up your HDMI transmission distance up to 60m (200ft) in HDTV
720p/1080i format. With two low cost Cat-5/5e/6 cables, users can readily extend HDTV sources
from DVD players, Blu-ray Disc player, PS3, PC, and any other kinds of sources compliant with
TMDS to remote HDMI displays such as HDTV, LCD PC monitors, or projectors. This cost effective
flexibility makes HDCP compliant DVD players or PS3 transmit high quality video and audio at a
greater distance and the minimal cost. In addition, with the embedded infrared (IR) receiver and
blaster to facilitate the IR pass-through, users can enjoy high quality audio/video and control the
HDMI sources from the remote site instantly.
The ASP-CATx2 includes two units: ASP-CATx2-TX as the transmitting unit and ASP-CATx2-RX
as the receiving unit. The transmitting unit is used to transfer the audio/video and IR signals
through two low cost Cat-5/5e/6 cables. The receiving unit is responsible for equalizing
transferred HDMI multimedia data and re-sending IR signals received from the remote control of
the HDMI source device. The transmission distance between the sending and receiving units can
be up to 60m (200ft) under HD resolution (720p or 1080i) or 40m (130ft) under Full HD resolution
(1080p). With 8-level equalization rotary control switch on the receiving unit, users can adjust the
strength of the signal level to the received HDMI signals accordingly, and therefore optimize the
transmission length between HDMI source and display.
Features
HDMI 1.3c compliant
Extends the transmission distance up to 60m (200ft) from the sources under 1080i or 720p
Extends the transmission distance up to 40m (130ft) from the sources under 1080p
Provides independent DDC channel, fully HDCP compliant
Minimizes the cable skew by adjustable 8-level equalization rotary control switch
Embedded IR pass-through from RX to TX
Pure unaltered uncompressed 7.1ch digital HDMI over CAT5/6 cable transmission
Wall mounting housing design for easy and robust installation
Allows cascading
The length depends on the characteristics and quality of the cables. Higher
resolutions and longer transmission distances require low skew cables
(<25ns/100m) for best performance. Unshielded CAT6 with metal RJ-45
connectors is recommended.
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Connection Diagram
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Specifications & Package Contents
Model Name
Technical
Role of usage
HDMI compliance
HDCP compliance
Video bandwidth
Video support
HDMI over UTP
transmission [8-bit]
Audio support
Signal equalization
Input TMDS signal
Input DDC signal
ASP-CATx2
ASP-CATx2-TX
Transmitter [TX]
ASP-CATx2-RX
Receiver [RX]
HDMI 1.3c
Yes
Single-link 225MHz [6.75Gbps]
480i / 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p60
Full HD (1080p)-40m (130ft) [CAT5e] / 50m (165ft) [CAT6]
HD (720p/1080i)-50m (165ft) [CAT5e] / 60m (200ft) [CAT6]
Surround sound (up to 7.1ch) or stereo digital audio
8-level digital rotary switch for signal level control at RX
1.2 Volts [peak-to-peak]
5 Volts [peak-to-peak, TTL]
[1] Human body model — ±15kV [air-gap discharge] & ±8kV [contact discharge]
ESD protection
[2] Core chipset — ±8kV
PCB stack-up
4-layer board [impedance control — differential 100Ω; single 50Ω]
Input
1x HDMI
2x RJ-45 + 1x 3.5mm
Output
2x RJ-45 + 1x 3.5mm
1x HDMI
HDMI source control
Controllable via IR pass-through from RX to TX with IR extenders
Electro-optical characteristics: τ = 25°
IR remote control
Carrier frequency: 36-40kHz
HDMI connector
Type A [19-pin female]
RJ-45 connector
WE/SS 8P8C with 2 LED indicators
3.5mm connector
IR blaster
IR receiver
Rotary control switch
None
A/V signal level equalization
Mechanical
ASP-CATx2
Housing
Metal enclosure
[TX/RX] – 85 x 60 x 25mm [3.3”x2.4”x1”]
Dimensions Model
[L x W x H]
Package
270 x 175 x 80mm [10.6”x6.9”x3.1”]
Model
320g [11oz]
Weight
Package
720g [1.6 lbs]
Fixedness
Wall-mounting case with screws
Power supply
5V 4A DC
Power consumption
1 Watt [max]
Operation temperature
0~40°C [32~104°F]
Storage temperature
-20~60°C [-4~140°F]
Relative humidity
20~90% RH [no condensation]
1x ASP-CATx2 [TX & RX]
1x IR blaster
1x IR receiver
Package Contents
1x 5V power adapter
1x User Manual
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Panel Descriptions
ASP-CATx2-TX [Transmitting Unit]
Front Panel
HDMI IN: Connect to a HDMI source with a HDMI male-male cable here
IR Blaster: Infrared 3.5mm socket for plugging in the extension cable of IR blaster
Rear Panel
A/V SIGNAL: Plug in a Cat-5/5e/6 cable that needs to be linked to the A/V SIGNAL port of the
receiving unit ASP-CATx2-RX.
CTRL CHANNEL:Plug in a Cat-5/5e/6 cable that needs to be linked to the CTRL CHANNEL port
of the receiving unit ASP-CATx2-RX.
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ASP-CATx2-RX [Receiving Unit]
Front Panel
HDMI OUT:
Connect to a HDMI display with a HDMI male-male cable here.
Signal Level: Adjust the 8-level equalization control to the received HDMI signals. The HDMI
signal level varies from 0 (strongest) to 7 (weakest) for respective transmission
length from longest possible range to short distance. Please adjust the signal level
from 7 to 0 and stop turning the rotary switch whenever the audio/video is
playing normally. Inappropriate signal level setting may cause overpowering issue
that would shorten the product life significantly!
IR Receiver: Infrared 3.5mm socket for plugging in the extension cable of IR receiver.
Rear Panel
A/V SIGNAL: Plug in a Cat-5/5e/6 cable that needs to be linked to the A/V SIGNAL port of the
transmitting unit ASP-CATx2-TX.
CTRL CHANNEL: Plug in a Cat-5/5e/6 cable that needs to be linked to the CTRL CHANNEL port
of the transmitting unit ASP-CATx2-TX.
+5V DC: Connect to 5V DC power supply.
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IR Pass-Through
IR Extender
IR Blaster
IR Receiver
IR Sockets
ASP-CATx2-TX
IR Blaster: Plug in the IR blaster here to emit all IR command signals received from the IR receiver
to control the HDMI source devices.
ASP-CATx2-RX
IR Receiver: Plug in the IR receiver here to receive all IR command signals from the IR remote
controls of the HDMI source devices.
CAUTION!
Wrongly insert IR blaster and IR receiver to wrong 3.5mm infrared sockets
may result in the failure of the IR extenders. Please check carefully before
plugging in the IR extender to the respective IR sockets.
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Definition of IR Earphone Jack
IR Blaster
IR Receiver
You can buy any IR extension cables in the market that are compatible to the
definition of the IR sockets for the matrix if necessary for replacement use.
However, IR cables longer than 2m (6ft) may not work.
Supported IR Data Format
Data Format
Suitable
NEC
RC5
TOSHIBA MICOM CODE
GRUNDIG CODE
SONY 12 BIT CODE
SONY 15 BIT CODE
SONY 20 BIT CODE
RCA CODE
RCM CODE
MATSUSHITA CODE
MITSUBISHI CODE
ZENITH CODE
JVC CODE
M50560-001P
MN6125H
MN6125L
MN6014_C5D7
MN6014-C6D6
MC14457P
LC7464(AHEA)
GEMINI_CM
Not
Recommended
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Hardware Installation
1. Connect your HDMI or DVI source (such as a Blu-ray Disc player) to the transmitting unit
ASP-CATx2-TX.
2. Connect the IR blaster to the transmitting unit ASP-CATx2-TX, and make the IR blaster
directly point to the IR sensor of the HDMI source device(s).
3. Connect your HDMI or DVI display (such as a LCD or plasma HDTV) to the receiving unit
ASP-CATx2-RX.
4. Connect the IR receiver to the receiving unit ASP-CATx2-RX, and make the IR receiver
directly point to the user.
5. Connect two Cat-5/5e/6 cables between the transmitting and receiving units via A/V
SIGNAL and CTRL CHANNEL ports respectively.
6. Make sure your Cat-5/5e/6 cables are tightly connected and not loose.
7. Plug in 5V DC power cord to the power jack of the receiving unit ASP-CATx2-RX.
8. If you see flickering or blinking image on the display, please adjust the rotary control
switch to improve the cable skew. 0 stands for the strongest HDMI signal level for
longest possible transmission length while 7 stands for the weakest HDMI signal level
for short transmission length. Please adjust the signal level from 7 to 0 and stop
turning the rotary switch whenever the audio/video is playing normally. Inappropriate
signal level setting may cause overpowering issue that would shorten the product life
significantly!
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Notice
1. When adjusting the signal level on the receiver unit, please dial the rotary control switch
from 7 to 0 and stop turning the rotary switch whenever the audio/video is playing normally.
Inappropriate signal level setting may cause overpowering issue that would shorten the
product life significantly!
2. If the DVI or HDMI device requires the EDID information, please use EDID Reader/Writer to
retrieve and provide DVI/HDMI EDID information.
3. All HDMI over CAT5 transmission distances are measured using Belden CAT5e 125MHz UTP
cable and ASTRODESIGN Video Signal Generator VG-859C.
4. The transmission length is largely affected by the type of Cat-5/5e/6 cables, the type of
HDMI sources, and the type of HDMI display. The testing result shows solid UTP cables
(usually in the form of 300m [1,000ft] bulk cables) can transmit a lot longer signals than
stranded UTP cables (usually in the form of patch cords). A solid UTP Cat-5e cable shows
longer transmission range than a stranded STP Cat-6 cable. For long extension applications,
solid UTP/STP cables are the only viable choice.
5. EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) for CAT cables is recommended for better performance.
6. To reduce the interference among the unshielded twisted pairs of wires in Cat-5/5e/6 cable,
shielded STP cables are better suited than unshielded UTP cables to improve EMI problems,
which is worsen in long transmission.
7. Because the quality of the CAT5/6 cables has the major effect on how long the transmission
limit can achieve and how good is the received picture quality, the actual transmission range
is subject to one’s choice of Cat-5/5e/6 cables. For desired resolutions greater than 1080i or
1280x1024, a Cat-6 cable is recommended.
8. If your HDMI display has multiple HDMI inputs, it is found that the first HDMI input [HDMI
input #1] generally can produce better transmission performance among all HDMI inputs.
9. Wrongly insert IR blaster and IR receiver to wrong 3.5mm infrared sockets may result in the
failure of the IR extenders. Please check carefully before plugging in the IR extender to the
respective IR sockets.
Performance Guide for HDMI over CAT Transmission
Performance rating
Wiring
Shielding
Unshielded (UTP)
Solid
Shielded (STP)
Unshielded (UTP)
Stranded
Shielded (STP)
Termination
Type of CAT cable
CAT5
CAT5e
CAT6
Please use EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) at any time
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Limited Lifetime Warranty
Aurora Multimedia Corp. (“Manufacturer”) warrants that this product is free of defects in both
materials and workmanship for a period of 3 years as defined herein for parts and labor from
date of purchase. Motorized mechanical parts (Hard Drives, DVD, etc), mechanical parts
(buttons, doors, etc), remotes and cables are covered for a period of 1 year. Batteries are not
covered by this warranty. During the warranty period, and upon proof of purchase, the product
will be repaired or replaced (with same or similar model) at our option without charge for parts
or labor for the specified product warranty period.
This warranty shall not apply if any of the following:
A) The product has been damaged by negligence, accident, lightning, water, act-of-God or
mishandling; or,
B) The product has not been operated in accordance with procedures specified in operating
instructions: or,
C) The product has been repaired and or altered by other than manufacturer or authorized
service center; or,
D) The product's original serial number has been modified or removed: or,
E) External equipment other than supplied by manufacturer, in determination of manufacturer,
shall have affected the performance, safety or reliability of the product.
F) Part(s) are no longer available for product.
In the event that the product needs repair or replacement during the specified warranty period,
product should be shipped back to Manufacturer at Purchaser's expense. Repaired or replaced
product shall be returned to Purchaser by standard shipping methods at Manufacturer's
discretion. Express shipping will be at the expense of the Purchaser. If Purchaser resides
outside the contiguous US, return shipping shall be at Purchaser's expense.
No other warranty, express or implied other than Manufacturer's shall apply.
Manufacturer does not assume any responsibility for consequential damages, expenses or loss of
revenue or property, inconvenience or interruption in operation experienced by the customer
due to a malfunction of the purchased equipment. No warranty service performed on any
product shall extend the applicable warranty period.
This warranty does not cover damage to the equipment during shipping and Manufacturer
assumes no responsibility for such damage.
This product warranty extends to the original purchaser only and will be null and void upon any
assignment or transfer.
Aurora Multimedia Corp.
205 Commercial Court, Morganville, NJ 07751
Phone: (732) 591-5800 Fax: (732) 591-5801
www.auroramultimedia.com
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