Black Box ACX288-ADCTL Modular KVM Matrix Switches Manual

Black Box ACX288-ADCTL Modular KVM Matrix Switches Manual
USER MANUAL
DKM FX MODULAR KVM MATRIX SWITCHES SERIES
MODULAR
KVM MATRIX
SWITCHES
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Installation.......................................................................................................................................................................................................6
Repair................................................................................................................................................................................................................6
1. SPECIFICATIONS............................................................................................................................................................................ 7
1.1 Interfaces...................................................................................................................................................................................................7
1.1.1 DVI-D Single-Link...............................................................................................................................................................................7
1.1.2 USB-HID.............................................................................................................................................................................................7
1.1.3 RJ-45 (Network)................................................................................................................................................................................7
1.1.4 RJ-45 (Serial).....................................................................................................................................................................................7
1.1.5 RJ-45 (Interconnect).........................................................................................................................................................................8
1.1.6 Fiber SFP Type LC (Interconnect)....................................................................................................................................................8
1.1.7 SDI (Interconnect).............................................................................................................................................................................8
1.2 Interconnect Cable....................................................................................................................................................................................8
1.2.1 CATx...................................................................................................................................................................................................8
1.2.2 Fiber...................................................................................................................................................................................................9
1.2.3 Coaxial.............................................................................................................................................................................................10
1.3 Connector Pinouts..................................................................................................................................................................................10
1.3.1 CPU Board........................................................................................................................................................................................10
1.3.2 I/O Port CATx................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
1.3.3 I/O Port SFP.................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
1.3.4 I/O Port SDI..................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
1.4 Power Supply........................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
1.5 Environmental Conditions......................................................................................................................................................................13
1.6 Dimensions..............................................................................................................................................................................................14
1.7 Shipping Weight.......................................................................................................................................................................................14
1.8 MTBF........................................................................................................................................................................................................14
2. OVERVIEW..................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
2.1 Application............................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
2.2 Access Options.......................................................................................................................................................................................16
2.3 System Overview.....................................................................................................................................................................................17
2.4 Product Range.........................................................................................................................................................................................18
2.5 Options.....................................................................................................................................................................................................18
2.6 Device Views............................................................................................................................................................................................20
2.6.1 576-Port Chassis (ACX576, ACX576S).........................................................................................................................................................20
2.6.2 288-Port Chassis (ACX288)...........................................................................................................................................................................21
2.6.3 160-Port Chassis (ACX160)...........................................................................................................................................................23
2.6.4 80-Port Chassis (ACX080).............................................................................................................................................................24
2.6.5 48-Port Chassis (ACX048).............................................................................................................................................................25
2.7 Diagnostics and Status...........................................................................................................................................................................26
2.7.1 Status LEDs.....................................................................................................................................................................................26
2.7.2 Port Status.......................................................................................................................................................................................32
2.7.3 Port Status Matrix Grid...................................................................................................................................................................36
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2.7.4 Extender OSD..................................................................................................................................................................................37
2.7.5 Network Status...............................................................................................................................................................................39
2.7.6 Firmware Status Matrix..................................................................................................................................................................41
2.7.7 Firmware Status Extender..............................................................................................................................................................43
2.8 Trace Function........................................................................................................................................................................................ 44
2.9 Syslog Monitoring...................................................................................................................................................................................45
2.10 SNMP......................................................................................................................................................................................................47
2.11 System Check........................................................................................................................................................................................51
2.12 Device Finder.........................................................................................................................................................................................52
3. INSTALLATION............................................................................................................................................................................. 54
3.1 Package Contents...................................................................................................................................................................................54
3.2 System Setup..........................................................................................................................................................................................54
3.3 Example Applications.............................................................................................................................................................................55
3.3.1 KVM Matrix......................................................................................................................................................................................56
3.3.2 Video Matrix....................................................................................................................................................................................57
3.3.3 Parallel Operation (Stacking)........................................................................................................................................................58
3.3.4 Matrix Grid.......................................................................................................................................................................................59
4. CONFIGURATION......................................................................................................................................................................... 60
4.1 Command Mode......................................................................................................................................................................................60
4.2 Control Options.......................................................................................................................................................................................61
4.2.1 Control via OSD...............................................................................................................................................................................61
4.2.2 Control via Java Tool......................................................................................................................................................................65
4.2.3 Control via Serial Interface............................................................................................................................................................71
4.3 Assignment..............................................................................................................................................................................................72
4.3.1 Virtual CPU......................................................................................................................................................................................72
4.3.2 Virtual Console............................................................................................................................................................................... 74
4.4 System Settings......................................................................................................................................................................................76
4.4.1 System Data....................................................................................................................................................................................76
4.4.2 Automatic ID...................................................................................................................................................................................79
4.4.3 Access.............................................................................................................................................................................................82
4.4.4 Switch..............................................................................................................................................................................................84
4.4.5 Network...........................................................................................................................................................................................88
4.4.6 Date and Time.................................................................................................................................................................................92
4.5 User Settings...........................................................................................................................................................................................95
4.5.1 User..................................................................................................................................................................................................95
4.5.2 Favorite List Users..........................................................................................................................................................................98
4.5.3 User Macros..................................................................................................................................................................................100
4.6 Extender Settings..................................................................................................................................................................................104
Flexible Port Extender Units.................................................................................................................................................................106
4.7 USB 2.0 Extender...................................................................................................................................................................................107
4.8 Extenders for I/O Boards (USB 2.0/USB 3.0)......................................................................................................................................109
4.9 Configuration of SDI.............................................................................................................................................................................. 112
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4.10 CPU Settings........................................................................................................................................................................................ 114
4.11 Console Settings................................................................................................................................................................................. 117
4.11.1 CON Devices................................................................................................................................................................................ 117
4.11.2 Mouse and Keyboard..................................................................................................................................................................122
4.11.3 Extender OSD..............................................................................................................................................................................125
4.11.4 Favorite List Consoles................................................................................................................................................................127
4.11.5 Console Macros..........................................................................................................................................................................130
4.11.6 Shared Operation........................................................................................................................................................................133
4.11.7 Multi-Screen Control...................................................................................................................................................................135
4.12 Saving and Loading Configurations...................................................................................................................................................138
4.12.1 Active Configuration...................................................................................................................................................................138
4.12.2 Saving Configurations (Internal)...............................................................................................................................................138
4.12.3 Loading Configurations (Internal).............................................................................................................................................141
4.12.4 Saving Configurations (External)..............................................................................................................................................142
4.12.5 Loading Configurations (External)............................................................................................................................................143
4.13 Export and Import Options................................................................................................................................................................ 144
4.13.1 Export Options............................................................................................................................................................................ 144
4.13.2 Import Options............................................................................................................................................................................145
4.14 Matrix Cascading.................................................................................................................................................................................146
4.15 Matrix Grid............................................................................................................................................................................................148
4.16 Firmware Update.................................................................................................................................................................................152
4.16.1 Matrix Update..............................................................................................................................................................................152
4.16.2 Extender Update.........................................................................................................................................................................154
4.17 License Management..........................................................................................................................................................................157
5. OPERATION................................................................................................................................................................................. 158
5.1 Operation via Hotkeys...........................................................................................................................................................................158
5.1.1 Direct Switching............................................................................................................................................................................158
5.1.2 Scan Mode.....................................................................................................................................................................................159
5.1.3 Function Keys: <F1> — <F6>.........................................................................................................................................................160
5.1.4 Addressing of Main and Sub Matrices........................................................................................................................................160
5.2 KVM Switching...................................................................................................................................................................................... 161
5.3 Exended Switching................................................................................................................................................................................163
5.4 Switching of Single Extenders within Devices...................................................................................................................................168
5.5 CON Switch............................................................................................................................................................................................169
5.6 Multi-Screen Control.............................................................................................................................................................................170
5.7 USB 2.0 Switching.................................................................................................................................................................................171
5.8 Presets...................................................................................................................................................................................................171
5.9 Redundancy Function...........................................................................................................................................................................173
5.10 LDAP Integration.................................................................................................................................................................................175
5.11 Serial Interface.....................................................................................................................................................................................183
5.12 Power On and Power Down Functions..............................................................................................................................................184
5.12.1 Restart..........................................................................................................................................................................................184
5.12.2 Factory Reset..............................................................................................................................................................................184
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5.12.3 Power Down................................................................................................................................................................................185
5.13 Summary of Keyboard Commands....................................................................................................................................................186
6. MAINTENANCE.......................................................................................................................................................................... 188
6.1 Power Supply Units...............................................................................................................................................................................188
6.2 Fan Trays................................................................................................................................................................................................188
6.3 CPU Board..............................................................................................................................................................................................188
6.4 I/O Board................................................................................................................................................................................................189
6.5 Filter Pads..............................................................................................................................................................................................189
7. TROUBLESHOOTING.................................................................................................................................................................. 190
7.1 External Failure......................................................................................................................................................................................190
7.2 Video Interference.................................................................................................................................................................................190
7.3 Fan Malfunction.....................................................................................................................................................................................190
7.4 Power Supply Units Malfunction..........................................................................................................................................................190
7.5 Network Error.........................................................................................................................................................................................190
7.6 Failure at the Matrix...............................................................................................................................................................................191
7.7 Blank Screen..........................................................................................................................................................................................191
8. TECHNICAL SUPPORT............................................................................................................................................................... 192
8.1 Support Checklist..................................................................................................................................................................................192
8.2 Shipping Checklist................................................................................................................................................................................192
9. REGULATORY INFORMATION................................................................................................................................................... 193
9.1 FCC Statement.......................................................................................................................................................................................193
9.2 CE Declaration of Conformity..............................................................................................................................................................193
9.3 Product Safety.......................................................................................................................................................................................193
9.4 WEEE......................................................................................................................................................................................................193
9.5 RoHS/RoHS2.........................................................................................................................................................................................193
10. GLOSSARY................................................................................................................................................................................ 194
10.1 Video and KVM Technology Terms....................................................................................................................................................194
10.2 Matrix-Specific Terms.........................................................................................................................................................................195
11. DISCLAIMER/TRADEMARKS.................................................................................................................................................. 197
11.1 Disclaimer.............................................................................................................................................................................................197
11.2 Trademarks Used in this Manual........................................................................................................................................................197
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To ensure reliable and safe long-term operation of your Modular KVM Matrix Switch, note the following guidelines.
INSTALLATION
ŠŠOnly use the device according to this User Manual. Failure to follow these procedures could result in damage to the equipment
or injury to the user or installer.
ŠŠOnly use in dry, indoor environments.
ŠŠThe Modular KVM Matrix Switch and the power supply units can get warm. Do not install components in an enclosed space
without any airflow.
ŠŠDo not obscure ventilation holes.
ŠŠOnly use power supplies originally supplied with the product or manufacturer-approved replacements. Do not use a power supply
if it appears to be defective or has a damaged chassis.
ŠŠConnect all power supplies to grounded outlets. In each case, ensure that the ground connection is maintained from the outlet
socket through to the power supply’s AC power input.
ŠŠIn case the device is equipped with one or more grounding screws, be sure to use these for normal operation to ensure the
grounding of the chassis.
ŠŠDo not connect the link interface to any other equipment, particularly network or telecommunications equipment.
ŠŠOnly connect devices to the serial interface that are protected against short circuit currents and incorrect voltages at the serial
interface.
ŠŠTo disconnect the Modular KVM Matrix Switch from the power supply, remove the power cord cables of all power supply units
or switch supplies off.
ŠŠTake any required ESD precautions.
ŠŠTo disconnect the device completely from the electric circuit, all power cables have to be removed.
REPAIR
ŠŠDo not attempt to open or repair a power supply unit.
ŠŠDo not attempt to open or repair the Modular KVM Matrix Switch. There are no user serviceable parts inside.
ŠŠContact Black Box Technical Support at 877-877-2269 or info@blackbox.com if there is a fault.
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1.1 INTERFACES
1.1.1 DVI-D SINGLE-LINK
The video interface supports the DVI-D protocol. All signals that comply with DVI-D Single Link norm can be transmitted.
This includes monitor resolutions such as 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz, Full HD (1080p) or 2K HD (up to 2048 x 1152). Data rate is limited
to 165 MPixel/s.
1.1.2 USB-HID
Modular KVM Desktop Switch devices with USB-HID interface support a maximum of two devices with USB-HID protocol.
Each USB-HID port provides a maximum current of 100 mA.
KEYBOARD
The Modular DKM Desktop Switch is compatible with most USB keyboards. Certain keyboards with additional functions may
require custom firmware to operate. Keyboards with an integral USB Hub (e.g., Mac keyboards) are also supported.
MOUSE
The Modular DKM Desktop Switch is compatible with most 2-button, 3-button and scroll mice.
OTHER USB-HID DEVICES
The proprietary USB emulation also supports certain other USB-HID devices, such as specific touch screens, graphic tablets,
barcode scanners or special keyboards. Support cannot be guaranteed, however, for every USB-HID device.
NOTE: Only two USB-HID devices are supported concurrently, such as keyboard and mouse or keyboard and touch screen.
A hub is allowed, but it does not increase the number of HID devices allowed.
To support other USB “non-HID” devices, such as scanners, web cams or memory devices, choose our devices with transparent
USB support.
1.1.3 RJ-45 (NETWORK)
The communication of the CATx devices requires a 1000BASE-T connection.
The cabling must comply with EIA/TIA-568-B (1000BASE-T) standards with RJ45 connectors at both ends. All four wire pairs are
used in both directions. The cabling is suitable for a full duplex operation. For the cable connection to a source (computer, CPU),
you must use a crossed network cable (cross cable).
1.1.4 RJ-45 (SERIAL)
Communication takes place with a transmission speed of 115.2 KBaud, regardless of the file format. The transmission takes place
with eight data bits and a stop bit, but without a parity bit. Limited hardware handshake (DSR) is possible.
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1.1.5 RJ-45 (INTERCONNECT)
Communication between CATx devices requires a 1000BASE-T connection.
Connector wiring must comply with EIA/TIA-568-B (1000BASE-T), with RJ-45 connectors at both ends. All four cable wire pairs
are used.
1.1.6 FIBER SFP TYPE LC (INTERCONNECT)
Communication of fiber devices is performed via Gigabit SFPs that are connected to suitable fibers fitted with LC type connectors
(see Section 1.2.2).
The correct function of the device can only be guaranteed with SFPs provided by Black Box.
CAUTION: SFP modules can be damaged by electrostatic discharge (ESD). Consider ESD handling specifications.
1.1.7 SDI (INTERCONNECT)
Communication of the SDI devices requires a mini coax connection with mini BNC connectors or 3G SFPs with transmission
speeds of 0.36 Gbit/s (SD-SDI, SMPTE 259M), 1.485 Gbit/s (HD-SDI, SMPTE 292M) and 2.97 Gbit/s (3G SDI).
1.2 INTERCONNECT CABLE
1.2.1 CATX
NOTE: A point-to-point connection is required. Operation with several patch fields is possible. Routing over an active network
component, such as an Ethernet Hub, Router or Matrix, is not allowed.
ŠŠAvoid routing CATx cables along power cables.
CAUTION: To maintain regulatory EMC compliance, correctly installed shielded CATx cable must be used throughout
the interconnection link.
CAUTION: To maintain regulatory EMC compliance, all CATx cables need to carry ferrites on both cable ends close to the device.
TYPE OF INTERCONNECT CABLE
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch requires interconnect cabling specified for Gigabit Ethernet (1000BASE-T). The use of solid-core
(AWG24), shielded, CAT5e (or better) is recommended.
TABLE 1-1. CATX INTERCONNECT CABLE TYPES
CABLE TYPE
DESCRIPTION
CATx Solid-Core Cable AWG24
Cable S/UTP (CAT5e) cable according to EIA/TIA- 568-B. Four pairs of AWG24 wires.
Connection according to EIA/TIA-568-B (1000BASE-T).
CATx Patch Cable AWG26/8
Cable S/UTP (CAT5e) cable according to EIA/TIA- 568-B. Four pairs of AWG26/8 wires.
Connection according to EIA/TIA-568-B (1000BASE-T).
NOTE: The use of flexible cables (patch cables) type AWG26/8 is possible, but the maximum possible extension distance is halved.
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TABLE 1-2. MAXIMUM ACCEPTABLE CATX CABLE LENGTHS
CABLE TYPE
LENGTH
CATx Solid-Core Cable AWG24
400 ft. (140 m)
CATx Patch Cable AWG26/8
200 ft. (70 m)
1.2.2 FIBER
NOTE: A point-to-point connection is required. Operation with several patch fields is possible. Routing over an active network
component, such as an Ethernet Hub, Router or Matrix, is not allowed.
TABLE 1-3. FIBER INTERCONNECT CABLE TYPES
CABLE TYPE
DESCRIPTION
ŠŠTwo fibers 9-µm
ŠŠIn-house patch cable
Single-mode 9-µm
ŠŠIn-house breakout cable
ŠŠIn-house or outdoor breakout cable, resistant
ŠŠOutdoor cable, with protection against rodents
ŠŠTwo fibers 50-µm
Multimode 50-µm
ŠŠIn-house patch cable
ŠŠIn-house or outdoor breakout cable, resistant
ŠŠTwo fibers 62.5-µm
Multimode 62.5–µm
ŠŠIn-house breakout cable
ŠŠOutdoor cable, with protection against rodents
NOTE: Only use single-mode connection cables for fiber connections that are based on 3G SFPs.
TABLE 1-4. MAXIMUM ACCEPTABLE FIBER CABLE LENGTHS
CABLE TYPE
1.25 GBPS
3.125 GBPS
Single-mode 9-µm
32,800 ft. (10,000 m)
16,400 ft. (5000 m)
Multimode 50-µm (OM3)
3280 ft. (1000 m)
1640 ft. (500 m)
Multimode 50-µm
1300 ft. (400 m)
650 ft. (200 m)
Multimode 62.5-µm
650 ft. (200 m)
325 ft. (100 m)
NOTE: If you use single-mode SFPs with multimode fibers, you normally can increase the maximum acceptable length.
TABLE 1-5. TYPE OF CONNECTOR
CONNECTOR
LC CONNECTOR
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1.2.3 COAXIAL
NOTE: A point-to-point connection is required.
TABLE 1-6. INTERCONNECT COAXIAL CABLE TYPES
CABLE TYPE
DESCRIPTION
MIni coaxial cable AWG 18
RG 6, 75 ohms impedance
TABLE 1-7. MAXIMUM COAXIAL CABLE LENGTH
BANDWIDTH
MAXIMUM ACCEPTABLE CABLE LENGTH
0.270 Gbit/s
1312 ft. (400 m)
1.485 Gbit/s
459 ft. (140 m)
2.970 Gbit/s
394 ft. (120 m)
TABLE 1-8. TYPE OF CONNECTOR
CONNECTOR
MINI BNC CONNECTOR
1.3 CONNECTOR PINOUTS
1.3.1 CPU BOARD
TABLE 1-9. DVI-D SINGLE LINK CONNECTOR PINOUT
PICTURE
10
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
T.M.D.S. data 2-
9
T.M.D.S. data 2+
10
T.M.D.S. data 1-
17
T.M.D.S. data 0-
T.M.D.S. data 1+
18
3
T.M.D.S. data 2 GND
T.M.D.S. data 0+
11
T.M.D.S. data 1 GND
19
T.M.D.S. data 0 GND
4
5
not connected
12
not connected
20
not connected
not connected
13
not connected
21
not connected
6
DDC input (SCL)
14
+5 VDC high impedance
22
T.M.D.S. clock GND
7
DDC output (SCL)
15
GND
23
T.M.D.S. clock +
8
Internal use
16
Hot Plug recognition
24
T.M.D.S. clock -
C1
Internal use
C3
Internal use
C2
not connected
C4
Internal use
C5
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TABLE 1-10. USB TYPE A CONNECTOR PINOUT
PICTURE
PIN
SIGNAL
COLOR
1
VCC (+5 VDC)
Red
2
Data -
White
3
Data +
Green
4
GND
Black
TABLE 1-11. DB9 SERIAL RS-232, DTE CONNECTOR PINOUT
PICTURE
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
not connected
6
DSR
2
RxD
7
RTS
3
TxD
8
CTS
4
DTR
9
5
GND
—
not connected
—
TABLE 1-12. RJ-45 CONNECTOR PINOUT
PICTURE
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
D1+
6
not connected
2
D1-
7
D2-
3
D2+
8
not connected
4
not connected
9
not connected
1.3.2 I/O PORT CATX
TABLE 1-13. RJ-45
PICTURE
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
D1+
5
D3-
D1-
6
D2-
3
D2+
7
D4+
4
D3+
8
D4-
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1.3.3 I/O PORT SFP
TABLE 1-14. FIBER SFP TYPE LC
PICTURE
DIODE
SIGNAL
1
Data OUT
Data IN-
2
1.3.4 I/O PORT SDI
TABLE 1-15. MINI BNC (SDI)
PICTURE
PIN
SIGNAL
1
Data IN
2
GND
1.4 POWER SUPPLY
TABLE 1-16. MAXIMUM CURRENT/VOLTAGE
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PRODUCT CODE
MAX. CURRENT/VOLTAGE
ACX576, ACX576S
20 A, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
ACX288
12 A, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
ACX160
9 A, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
ACX080, ACX048
5 A, 100-240 Vac, 50/60 Hz
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TABLE 1-17. POWER REQUIREMENT
PRODUCT CODE
MAX. CURRENT/VOLTAGE
ACX576, ACX576S
450 W max.without I/O boards
ACX288
202 W max.without I/O boards
ACX160
188 W max.without I/O boards
ACX080
99 W max.without I/O boards
ACX048
94 W max.without I/O boards
I/O board
13 W max
1.5 ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
TABLE 1-18. TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY
SPECIFICATION
VALUE
Operating Temparature
41 to 113°F (5 to 45°C)
Storage Temparature
-13 to 140°F (–25 to 60°C)
Relative Humidity
Max. 80% non-condensing
TABLE 1-19. NOISE EMISSION
SPECIFICATION
VALUE
Sound Pressure Level (SPL)
ACX576, ACX576S: max. 65 dBA per fan;
ACX288: max. 65 dBA per fan;
ACX160: max. 65 dBA per fan;
ACX080: max. 46 dBA per fan;
ACX048: max. 58 dBA per fan
TABLE 1-20. HEAT DISSIPATION
SPECIFICATION
VALUE
Thermal Output
Corresponds to power consumption in Watts (W)
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1.6 DIMENSIONS
TABLE 1-21. DIMENSIONS
PRODUCT CODE
ACX576
ACX576S
ACX288
ACX160
ACX080
ACX048
SPECIFICATION
DIMENSION
Matrix
43.75"H x 17.7"W x 17.1"D (110.8 x 45 x 43.5 cm)
Shipping Box
49"H x 25.6"W x 26.8"D (124.5 x 65.1 x 68.1 cm)
Matrix
43.75"H x 17.7"W x 17.1"D (110.8 x 45 x 43.5 cm)
Shipping Box
49"H x 25.6"W x 26.8"D (124.5 x 65.1 x 68.1 cm)
Matrix
12"H x 19"W x 22.8"D (33 x 48.3 x 57.8 cm)
Shipping Box
29.9"H x 25.6"W x 26.8"D (76 x 65 x 68 cm)
Matrix
12"H x 19"W x 15.8"D (33 x 48.3 x 40 cm)
Shipping Box
21.3"H x 25.6"W x 26.8"D (54 x 65 x 68 cm)
Matrix
9.1"H x 19"W x 7"D (23 x 48.3 x 17.8 cm)
Shipping Box
14.2"H x 25.2"W x 22.4"D (36 x 64 x 57 cm)
Matrix
9.1"H x 19"W x 5.3"D (23 x 48.3 x 13.3 cm)
Shipping Box
12.4"H x 25.2"W x 22.4"D (31.6 x 64 x 57 cm)
1.7 SHIPPING WEIGHT
TABLE 1-22. SHIPPING WEIGHT
PRODUCT CODE
ACX576, ACX576S
ACX288
ACX160
ACX080
ACX048
SPECIFICATION
WEIGHT
Matrix
170 lb. (77.3 kg) fully equipped
Shipping Box
190.6 lb. (86.6 kg)
Matrix
76.2 lb. (34.6 kg), fully equipped
Shipping Box
90.6 lb. (41.1 kg)
Matrix
60.0 lb. (26.3 kg), fully equipped
Shipping Box
69.9 lb. (31.7 kg)
Matrix
24.5 lb. (11.1 kg), fully equipped
Shipping Box
34.4 lb. (15.6 kg)
Matrix
19.6 lb. (8.9 kg), fully equipped
Shipping Box
26.7 lb. (12.1 kg)
1.8 MTBF
The following table contains the mean time between failure (MTBF) in power-on hours (POH). The estimate is based on the FIT
rates of the parts included. FIT rates are based on normalized environmental conditions of T = 140° F (60° C) and activation energy
(Ea) of 0.7 eV. Calculations are based on 90% confidence limit.
We estimate that inside the housing, temperature will be 59° F (15°C) higher than the ambient temperature. Therefore, the MTBF
calculation refers to an ambient temperature of 113° F (45° C). The humidity is limited to 60%.
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TABLE 1-23. MEAN TIME BETWEEN
FAILURE (MTBF) IN POWER-ON HOURS
(POH)
PRODUCT CODE
POH
ACX576
200,000
ACX576S
200,000
ACX288
260,000
ACX160
310,000
ACX080
320,000
ACX048
350,000
CPU board
480,000
I/O board SFP
500,000
I/O board CATx
410,000
ACX288/ACX160 PSU
200,000
ACX080, ACX048 PSU
130,000
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2.1 APPLICATION
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch is used to establish connections from consoles (monitor, keyboard, mouse and other peripheral
devices) to various sources (computer, CPU).
In its maximum configuration, up to 576 independent ports can be defined and switched either as a console or a CPU. The
Modular KVM Matrix Switch is designed to operate with extenders that are able to transmit video, KVM and USB 2.0 signals. But it
can also be used as a video matrix.
The connection between the matrix and the peripheral devices, such as KVM extenders or video sources, can be made by CATx,
fiber, or coaxial cables.
The matrix serves as a repeater and can be run at a maximum distance of 6.2 miles (10 km) from the consoles and 6.2 miles
(10 km) from the sources.
2.2 ACCESS OPTIONS
The following options are available to configure and operate the Modular KVM Matrix Switch.
TABLE 2-1. SWITCH ACCESS OPTIONS
ACCESS OPTION
SYMBOL
OSD
OSD
Java Tool
Serial Interface
RS232
ControlBridge
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2.3 SYSTEM OVERVIEW
A Modular KVM Matrix Switch system consists of a Modular KVM Matrix Switch and, for KVM applications, one or more CPU Units
/ CON Units. The Modular KVM Matrix Switch is connected to the CPU Units / CON Units by interconnect cables or directly to the
video devices where used as a video matrix.
CPU Units are connected directly to the sources (computer, CPU) by the provided cables.
Monitor(s), keyboard and mouse are connected to the CON Units.
Communication between the Modular KVM Matrix Switch and the CPU Units / CON Units occurs over the respective interconnect
cables.
FIGURE 2-1. SYSTEM OVERVIEW
TABLE 2-2. SYSTEM OVERVIEW DIAGRAM COMPONENTS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-1
COMPONENT
1
Source (computer, CPU)
2
CPU units
3
Interconnect cable
4
Modular KVM Matrix Switch
5
CON units
6
Console (monitor, keyboard, mouse)
NOTE: See Section 3.3 for installation examples.
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2.4 PRODUCT RANGE
TABLE 2-3. PRODUCT RANGE
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
ACX576, ACX576S
Modular KVM Matrix Switch with 576 ports, unpopulated
ACX288
Modular KVM Matrix Switch with 288 ports, unpopulated
ACX160
Modular KVM Matrix Switch with 160 ports, unpopulated
ACX080
Modular KVM Matrix Switch with 80 ports, unpopulated
ACX048
Modular KVM Matrix Switch with 48 ports, unpopulated
2.5 OPTIONS
TABLE 2-4. OPTIONS
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
ACXIO8-C
CATx I/O board
ACXIO8-SM
Fiber I/O board, single-mode
ACXIO8-HS
Fiber I/O board, single-mode, 3.125 Gbit/s
ACXIO8-6G
UNI I/O board for USB 3.0 and SDI
ACX288-CTL
CPU board
*ACX288-ADCTL
DKM FX Controller Card Enhanced Edition
ACX-LPCAB-EU
IEC connection cable for power supply, lockable, EU power connector
ACX-LPCAB-US
IEC connection cable for power supply, lockable, US power connector
ACXSFPC
CATx GBIC for use with Modular KVM Matrix Switch
ACXSFPS
Single-mode GBIC, LC duplex, bidirectional, for use with Modular KVM Matrix Switch
ACXSFPHS
Single-mode GBIC, LC duplex, bidirectional, for use with Modular KVM Matrix Switch (3.125 Gbit/s)
ACXUSB-MM-SFP
Multimode GBIC, LC duplex, bidirectional, USB 3.0 (6.25 Gbit/s), for use with Modular KVM Matrix Switch
ACX3GSDI-COAX-SFP
Coaxial GBIC, bidirectional, for use with Modular KVM Matrix Switch (3G-SDI)
ACX3GSDI-DIN123-SFP
DIN 1.0/2.3 GBIC, bidirectional, for use with Modular KVM Matrix Switch (3G-SDI)
ACX3GSDI-SM-SFP
Single-mode GBIC, LC duplex, bidirectional, for use with Modular KVM Matrix Switch (3G-SDI)
ACXSDI-BNCCAB
Adapter cable BNC to mini BNC to adapt regular BNC cables to mini BNC SFP
ACX288-FAN
ACX288/ACX160 fan tray (spare part)
ACX080-FAN
ACX080 fan tray (spare part)
ACX048-FAN
ACX048 fan tray (spare part)
ACX288-PS
ACX288/ACX160 plug-in power supply unit (spare part or redundancy)
ACX080-PS
ACX080 plug-in power supply unit (spare part or redundancy)
ACX288-FIL
ACX288, ACX160 filter pads as consumable supply
ACX080-FIL
ACX080 filter pads as consumable supply
ACX048-FIL
ACX048 filter pads as consumable supply
*The DKM FX Controller Card Enhanced Edition offers a dual TCP/IP interface (redundant) for monitoring, updates and external
control. It has an HDMI connector for local configuration and monitoring console, two USB connectors for local keyboard and
mouse access, and an RS-232 interface for connecting media controllers.
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2.6 DEVICE VIEWS
The following views of the Modular KVM Matrix Switch illustrate the various available chassis types.
2.6.1 576-PORT CHASSIS (ACX576, ACX576S)
1
2
3 45
6
7
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FIGURE 2-2. 576-PORT CHASSIS, FRONT VIEW
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TABLE 2-5. 576-PORT CHASSIS FRONT VIEW COMPONENTS
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NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-2
COMPONENT
1
Grounding
2
Slot for power supply unit 1
3
Slot for power supply unit 2
4
Slot for fan tray 1
5
Slot for fan tray 2
6
Slot for power supply unit 3
7
Slot for I/O boards
8
Slot for CPU board
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2.6.2 288-PORT CHASSIS (ACX288)
FIGURE 2-3. 288-PORT CHASSIS, FRONT VIEW
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TABLE 2-6. 288-PORT CHASSIS FRONT VIEW COMPONENTS
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NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-3
COMPONENT
1
Slot for power supply unit 1
2
Slot for fan tray 1
3
Slot for power supply unit 2
4
Slot for fan tray 2
5
Slot for I/O boards #1–36
6
Slot for power supply unit 3
7
Grounding
8
Slot for CPU board
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2.6.3 160-PORT CHASSIS (ACX160)
FIGURE 2-4. 160-PORT CHASSIS, FRONT VIEW
TABLE 2-7. 160-PORT CHASSIS FRONT VIEW COMPONENTS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-4
COMPONENT
1
Slot for power supply unit 1
2
Slot for fan tray 1
3
Slot for power supply unit 2
4
Slot for fan tray 2
5
Slot for I/O boards #1–20
6
Slot for power supply unit 3
7
Grounding
8
Slot for CPU board
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2.6.4 80-PORT CHASSIS (ACX080)
FIGURE 2-5. 80-PORT CHASSIS, FRONT VIEW
TABLE 2-8. 80-PORT CHASSIS FRONT VIEW COMPONENTS
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NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-5
COMPONENT
1
Slot for fan tray 1
2
Slot for power supply unit 1
3
Slot for I/O boards #1–10
4
Slot for power supply unit 2
5
Slot for CPU board
6
Slot for air filter
7
Slot for fan tray 2
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2.6.5 48-PORT CHASSIS (ACX048)
FIGURE 2-6. 48-PORT CHASSIS, FRONT VIEW
TABLE 2-9. 48-PORT CHASSIS FRONT VIEW COMPONENTS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-6
COMPONENT
1
Slot for fan tray 1
2
Slot for power supply unit 1
3
Slot for I/O boards #1–6
4
Slot for power supply unit 2
5
Slot for CPU board
6
Slot for air filter
7
Slot for fan tray 2
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2.7 DIAGNOSTICS AND STATUS
2.7.1 STATUS LEDS
Modular KVM Matrix Switch components are fitted with the following LEDs for overall status indication.
CPU BOARD (ACX288-CTL)
FIGURE 2-7. STATUS LEDS ON CPU BOARD (ACX288-CTL)
TABLE 2-10. CPU STATUS LEDS FUNCTIONS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-7
1
2
LED
Status LED 1
Status LED 2
STATUS
DESCRIPTION
White
CPU board is in registration process
Blue flashing
Registration of the matrix has started
Red flashing
Registration in progress
Green flashing
Operating condition
Green
CPU board de-registered
White
CPU board is in registration process
Red flashing
Registration of the matrix has started
OFF
Operating condition
NOTE: Due to variations in type, “white” might also appear as light purple or light blue.
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DKM FX CONTROLLER CARD ENHANCED EDITION (ACX288-ADCTL)
1
2
FIGURE 2-8. STATUS LEDS ON CPU BOARD (ACX288-ADCTL)
TABLE 2-11. CPU STATUS LEDS FUNCTIONS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-8
1
2
LED
Status LED 1
Status LED 2
STATUS
DESCRIPTION
White
CPU board is in registration process
Blue flashing
Registration of the matrix has started
Red flashing
Registration in progress
Green flashing
Operating condition
Green
CPU board de-registered
White
CPU board is in registration process
Red flashing
Registration of the matrix has started
OFF
Operating condition
NOTE: Due to variations in type, “white” might also appear as light purple or light blue.
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I/O BOARD
CATx
SFP Fiber
SFP Coax
FIGURE 2-9. STATUS LEDS ON I/O BOARDS
TABLE 2-12. STATUS LEDS ON THE I/O BOARDS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-9
1
2
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LED
Status 1
Status 2
STATUS
DESCRIPTION
Light Blue
I/O board boot process
Red flashing
I/O board registration process
Red/Yellow flashing
I/O board in service mode or firmware conflict with CPU board
Green flashing
Operating condition. I/O board registered at the matrix
Green
I/O board de-registered (locking pin pulled out)
White
I/O board boot process
Blue
I/O board registration process
Blue flashing
Operating condition. Communication active with CPU board active
Red flashing
I/O board de-registered (locking pin pulled out)
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PORTS I/O BOARD
CATx
SFP Fiber
SFP Coax
FIGURE 2-10. STATUS LEDS ON THE PORTS OF THE I/O BOARDS
TABLE 2-13. STATUS LEDS ON THE PORTS OF THE I/O BOARDS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-10
LED
1
Link Status (orange)
2
Link Status (green)
STATUS
DESCRIPTION
Off
Port not activated
Flashing
Port activated, no connection via interconnect cable
Off
Port not activated
Flashing
Port activated, no connection via interconnect cable
On
Connection via interconnect cable OK, data traffic active
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FAN TRAY
FIGURE 2-11. STATUS LEDS ON THE PORTS OF THE I/O BOARDS
TABLE 2-14. FAN TRAY LEDS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-11
COMPONENT
1
Status LED 1
2
Status LED 2
3
Hot Swap LED
TABLE 2-15. STATUS LEDS ON THE FAN TRAYS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-11
LED
STATUS
DESCRIPTION
1
Status 1 (green)
On
Operating condition
2
Status 2 (red)
Off
Operating condition
3
Hot Swap (blue)
On
Error indication
Off
Hot Swap option deactivated
On
Hot Swap option activated
POWER SUPPLY UNIT FOR ACX288 AND ACX160
FIGURE 2-12. STATUS LEDS ON THE POWER SUPPLY UNIT
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TABLE 2-16. STATUS LEDS ON THE ACX288/ACX160 POWER SUPPLY UNIT
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-12
LED
STATUS
DESCRIPTION
1
AC Input OK (green)
ON
Operating condition
2
DC Output OK (green)
OFF
Operating condition
OFF
Normal temperature
ON
HIgh temperature
3
O/T (yellow)
POWER SUPPLY UNIT FOR ACX080 AND ACX048
FIGURE 2-13. STATUS LED ON THE POWER SUPPLY UNIT
TABLE 2-17. STATUS LEDS ON THE ACX080/ACX048 POWER SUPPLY UNIT
NUMBER IN FIGURE 2-13
LED
1
DC Input OK (green)
DC Input (red)
STATUS
DESCRIPTION
ON
Operating condition
OFF
No power supply
ON
Power supply unit not active. Matrix is powered by second power supply.
OFF
Operating condition
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2.7.2 PORT STATUS
The connections and the switching status between the various consoles and CPUs are shown in this menu.
You have the following option to access the menu:
JAVA TOOL
The current port configuration of the Modular KVM Matrix Switch is illustrated in this menu.
Select Status > Matrix View in the task area when connected to the matrix.
FIGURE 2-14. STATUS—MATRIX VIEW (EXAMPLE #1)
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FIGURE 2-15. STATUS—MATRIX VIEW (EXAMPLE #2)
The colors indicate the connection status.
TABLE 2-18. STATUS LEDS
COLOR IN FIGURES 2-14 AND 2-15
DESCRIPTION
Gray
Port not connected
Yellow
Video connection
Green
KVM connection
Red
Faulty port
Blue
Port connected to another matrix via grid line
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The symbol indicates the extender that is recognized and defined at a certain port.
TABLE 2-19. SYMBOLS
SYMBOL
—
—
—
—
P
DESCRIPTION
Port connected to a CPU Unit
Port is connected to a CPU Unit that is switched to a CON Unit in Private Mode
Port connected to a CON Unit
Port connected to a CON Unit with Shared Access to a CPU
P
CPU
CON
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Port is connected to a CON Unit that is connected to a CPU Unit in Private Mode
Port connected to a USB 2.0 CPU Unit
Port connected to a USB 2.0 CON Unit
CSC
CON
Port is configured as Cascade-CON port for cascading of matrices
CSC
CPU
Port is configured as Cascade-CPU port for cascading of matrices
UNI
Port is a UNI port of an I/O board that can be used for USB 3.0 or SDI switching
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TABLE 2-19 (CONTINUED). SYMBOLS
SYMBOL
DESCRIPTION
UNI
CON
UNI port is configured as CON port to connect USB 3.0 CON extenders, for example
UNI
CPU
UNI port is configured as CPU port to connect USB 3.0 CPU extenders, for example
NOTES:
ŠŠRed framed ports are defined as "fixed" (e. g. for USB 2.0 connections).
ŠŠThe port with four static blue squares is currently selected.
ŠŠIf a port is selected, all other ports are transparent, except those connected to the currently selected port. To clear a selection,
press the Clear Selection button.
ŠŠIn Matrix View, a red cross on a port indicates that the console to be connected does not have access rights to the respective CPU
at this port.
Press the left mouse button to show the extender information of the currently selected port on the right hand side of the working
area.
The following information is available:
TABLE 2-20. EXTENDER INFORMATION OF THE CURRENTLY SELECTED PORT
FIELD
DESCRIPTION
Extender Name
Name of selected extender
Extender Type
Type of selected extender
Port ID
Number of selected port
Device Name
Name of connected console or CPU
Connections
Listing of assigned connections to marked port (Full Access or Video Access)
Press the right mouse button to open the context menu with additional functions for the currently selected port.
The following functions are available:
TABLE 2-21. CONTEXT FUNCTIONS
FUNCTION
DESCRIPTION
Open Extender
The menu for definition of the currently selected extender will be opened
Open Device
The menu for definition of the currently selected console or CPU will be opened
Switch
The menu for execution of switching operations will be opened
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To reload the Matrix View, you have the following options:
ŠŠPress <F5> on a connected keyboard
ŠŠExecute Edit > Reload in the menu bar
ŠŠPress the Reload button in the tool bar
2.7.3 PORT STATUS MATRIX GRID
In this menu, the connections and the switching status between the various CON and CPU Devices are shown within the Matrix Grid.
The port view is divided into the different Grid matrices. As a result, each matrix is displayed in an optimized view of 24 ports per line
to be able to show also a larger number of ports.
You have the following option to access the menu:
JAVA TOOL
The current port configuration of the Matrix Grid is illustrated in this menu.
Select Status > Grid Port View in the task area when connected to the matrix.
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FIGURE 2-16. STATUS—GRID PORT VIEW
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NOTE: Functions, colors and symbols used in the Grid Port View are identical to those in the port status of the Matrix View.
2.7.4 EXTENDER OSD
All extenders used with the Modular KVM Matrix Switch are provided with their own OSD to display the connection status
of the console.
FIGURE 2-17. EXTENDER OSD
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The following information is shown in the OSD menu:
TABLE 2-22. OSD MENU INFORMATION
FIELD
DESCRIPTION
CON
Name of console
Name of currently connected CPU
Color Coding:
ŠŠGreen: The connection to the selected CPU is completely established.
CPU
ŠŠYellow: The connection to the selected CPU is partially established.
ŠŠRed: The connection to the selected CPU cannot be established.
NOTE: Possible reasons for any incomplete or non-established connection can be switched off extenders
or insufficiently available Grid lines in Matrix Grid operation.
Full Access: Console has a KVM connection to the displayed CPU.
ACCESS
ŠŠVideo Access: Console has a video only connection to the displayed CPU.
ŠŠPrivate Mode: Console has a Private Mode connection to the displayed CPU.
ŠŠnot connected: Console is not connected to a CPU.
SHARED
x device(s) shows the exact number of devices that are connected to the current CPU of the console (e.g. 3 devices).
If the field remains empty, no other devices are connected to the current CPU.
NOTE: If the options Mouse Connect or Keyboard Connect are used, the name of the console with keyboard / mouse control will be
displayed on those consoles that do not have current K/M control. The console is displayed in yellow under Access.
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2.7.5 NETWORK STATUS
The current network configuration is shown in this menu.
You have the following options to access the menu:
OSD
The following information is shown in this menu:
TABLE 2-23. NETWORK CONFIGURATION
FIELD
DESCRIPTION
DHCP
Information whether the network settings are applied dynamically. Display Y (Yes) or N (No)
IP Address
Information about the IP address as provided manually or via DHCP
Subnet Mask
Information about the subnet mask as provided manually or via DHCP
Gateway
Information about the gateway address as provided manually or via DHCP
MAC ID
Information about the MAC address of the matrix
OSD
Select Status > Network in the main menu.
FIGURE 2-18. STATUS>NETWORK
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1. Select Status > Matrix View in the task area.
FIGURE 2-19. STATUS—MATRIX VIEW
2. Use the left mouse button to click on the network port of the CPU board. The corresponding network status will be shown on the
right hand side of the working area.
The available information can be faded in or hidden by pressing the left mouse button on the “plus” or “minus” icon.
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2.7.6 FIRMWARE STATUS MATRIX
The current firmware status of the installed boards is shown in this menu.
You have the following options to access the menu:
OSD
The following information is shown in this menu:
TABLE 2-24. FIRMWARE STATUS INFORMATION
FIELD
DESCRIPTION
Name
Description of modules
Type
Type number
Ports
Number of ports
Version
Complete description of firmware version
Date
Date of firmware version
Status
Module status
OSD
Select Status > Firmware in the main menu.
FIGURE 2-20. STATUS—FIRMWARE
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1. Select Status > Matrix Firmware in the task area.
FIGURE 2-21. STATUS—MATRIX FIRMWARE
2. To read out the overall status of the matrix and store it locally (file extension .zip), select Matrix > Save Status or press the
respective button in the symbol bar.
The various modules can expanded and retracted in the Name column by clicking with the left mouse button on the plus or minus
symbols.
By clicking on the plus or minus symbol in the upper right corner of the working area you can expand and retract all module
information with one click of the left mouse button.
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2.7.7 FIRMWARE STATUS EXTENDER
The current firmware status of connected extenders is shown in this menu.
You have the following option to access the menu:
The following information is shown in this menu:
TABLE 2-25. FIRMWARE STATUS OF CONNECTED EXTENDERS INFORMATION
FIELD
DESCRIPTION
Name
Description of firmware
Type
Description of extender module
Ports
Number of ports
Cur. Version
Description of current firmware version
Cur. Date
Date of current firmware version
Select Status > EXT Firmware in the task area.
FIGURE 2-22. STATUS—EXT FIRMWARE
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2.8 TRACE FUNCTION
All events, e.g. activities and switching operations of the Modular KVM Matrix Switch are logged and displayed in this menu.
This function is used for diagnostic purposes.
You have the following option to request various trace views in the menu:
OSD
The following information is shown in this menu:
TABLE 2-25. TRACE FUNCTION MENU
FIELD
DESCRIPTION
Date
Date stamp
Time
Time stamp
Message
Detailed description of the event
Trace possibilities:
ŠŠSelect Status > Trace IO Board in the main menu to check the events on your current I/O board.
ŠŠSelect Status > Trace Matrix to check the matrix events.
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2.9 SYSLOG MONITORING
The complete logging of the Modular KVM Matrix Switch activities, switching operations and surveillance of the function
of critical components such as fans or power supply units takes place in this menu.
You have the following option to access the menu:
To start Syslog Monitoring, proceed as follows:
ŠŠSelect the Monitoring symbol in the symbol bar.
FIGURE 2-22. MONITORING—SYSLOG
Logging of system activities starts when the Monitoring menu is opened and remains active until the tab is closed.
NOTE: Syslog messages are transmitted via UDP. Therefore, port 514 within the used network should not be blocked,
e.g. by a firewall.
During logging, the activities are written continuously into logging files and stored locally. This process can be set
with various options.
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OPTIONS
ŠŠSelect Extras > Options in the menu bar and open the tab.
The following options are available:
TABLE 2-27. SYSLOG OPTIONS
OPTION
DESCRIPTION
Log File Directory
Default directory to store the log files
Log File Name
Default name of the log file
Log File Extension
Default extension for the log file
Daily Log files
Log files are stored every 24 hours (daily)
Maximum Log File Size (KB)
Allowed maximum size of log file
Maximum Number of Log Files
Allowed maximum number of log files
Autostart
When starting the Java Tool, the Syslog function will be started in the background
Open Monitoring Tab
When starting the Java Tool, the Monitoring tab will be opened
NOTE: When reaching the maximum log file size, a new log file will be created. When reaching the maximum number of log files,
the oldest one will be overwritten with the new information.
FILTER FUNCTION
To filter relevant messages out of a number of logged activities of the Modular KVM Matrix Switch, the Syslog Monitoring offers
various filter options.
To set and activate a filter, proceed as follows:
1. Set the desired filter option(s) by activating the respective checkbox(es).
2. Activate the filter settings by pressing the Filter button.
3. To deactivate an activated filter setting, press the Clear button.
The following filter options are available:
TABLE 2-28. FILTER OPTIONS
OPTION
DESCRIPTION
Date
Messages for a defined date range will be filtered
Facility
Messages for a defined facility will be filtered
Severity
Messages for a defined severity will be filtered
Host
Messages for a defined host will be filtered
Message
Messages with defined text parts will be filtered
NOTE: Filter options are not valid within the locally stored log files.
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RECORDING FUNCTION
All messages shown in the Syslog are equipped with various recording functions.
ŠŠTo store messages shown in the Syslog (filtered or unfiltered), press the Save trace button. The messages will be stored in a .txt
file.
ŠŠTo remove messages shown in the Syslog, press the Clear trace button.
ŠŠTo stop recording messages, press the Pause button. To continue, press the button again.
2.10 SNMP
The SNMP function allows all function-critical and safety-critical elements of the matrix to be monitored and queried.
This function complies with the RFC 1157 standard.
NOTE: When using SNMP monitoring, we recommend using a dedicated network to maintain continuous access.
You have the following options to configure the SNMP monitoring:
OSD
OSD
To activate the SNMP agent, proceed as follows:
1. Select Configuration > SNMP in the main menu.
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FIGURE 2-24. CONFIGURATION—SNMP
2. Set the Enable option to Y (Yes) under SNMP Agent. By activating this option, the permission for an active query of the SNMP
agent is granted.
To configure an SNMP server, proceed as follows:
ŠŠSelect Configuration > SNMP in the main menu.
ŠŠSet the Enable Traps option to Y (Yes) within SNMP Server. This function allows an active transmission of trap messages
from the SNMP agent to the SNMP server.
ŠŠSet the IP address of the SNMP server within Server Address.
ŠŠActivate the requested traps by enabling them to Y (Yes).
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You can select the following traps:
TABLE 2-29. TRAPS
TRAP
DESCRIPTION
Status
Notification about matrix status
Temperature
Notification about temperature within the matrix
Insert Board
Notification about insertion of a new I/O board into a slot
Remove Board
Notification about removal of an I/O board out of a slot
Invalid Board
Notification about a faulty I/O board
Insert Extender
Notification about a newly connected extender to the matrix, notification about a switched on extender,
notification about a newly established link between extender and matrix
Remove Extender
Notification about a removed extender from the matrix, notification about a switched off extender,
notification about an interrupted link between extender and matrix
Switch Command
Notification about a performed switching operation at the matrix
Fan Tray #1
Notification about the status of fan tray #1
Fan Tray #2
Notification about the status of fan tray #2
Power Supply #1
Notification about the status of power supply unit #1
Power Supply #2
Notification about the status of power supply unit #2
Power Supply #3
Notification about the status of power supply unit #3
To query the SNMP status, proceed as follows:
1. Select Status > SNMP in the main menu.
NOTE: To activate the SNMP agent function or the SNMP server function, you must restart the matrix.
Two SNMP servers can be used at the same time.
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JAVA TOOL
To activate the SNMP agent, proceed as follows:
1. Select System > Network in the task area.
FIGURE 2-25. SYSTEM—NETWORK
2. Activate the SNMP Agent option in the SNMP tab. By activating this option, the permission for an active query of the SNMP
agent is granted.
To configure an SNMP server, proceed as follows:
ŠŠSelect Configuration > Network in the task area.
ŠŠActivate the Enable Traps option within SNMP Server. This function allows an active transmission of trap messages from the
SNMP agent to the SNMP server.
ŠŠSet the IP address of the SNMP within SNMP Server.
ŠŠActivate the requested traps.
NOTE: To activate the SNMP agent function or the SNMP server function, you must restart the matrix.
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2.11 SYSTEM CHECK
System Check offers a diagnostic function for checking the matrix configuration. The feature indicates suboptimal and faulty
settings.
System Check is exclusively used for a confidence check and does not make any active changes in the configuration.
You have the following option to access the menu:
The following configuration parts are checked:
ŠŠMatrix Firmware
ŠŠExtender Firmware
ŠŠMulti-Screen Control
ŠŠExt Units
ŠŠCPU Devices
ŠŠCON Devices
ŠŠUser
ŠŠSystem Configuration
ŠŠMatrix Grid
The following notification levels can be shown:
TABLE 2-30. NOTIFICATION LEVELS
LEVEL
DESCRIPTION
OK (green)
System Check completed without any abnormalities
WARNING (yellow)
System Check revealed abnormalities in the configuration that point to incomplete parts of the configuration,
firmware differences, duplications or unconnected extenders but without being system critical
ERROR (red)
System Check revealed errors in the configuration that can have both functional and system-critical influences
on the system
NOTE: If the messages "WARNING" and "ERROR" are generated by the System Check function, the respective problem
will be described and a basic guideline will be provided.
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To start System Check, proceed as follows:
ŠŠSelect the System Check symbol in the symbol bar.
FIGURE 2-26. SYSTEM CHECK
2.12 DEVICE FINDER
The Device Finder offers the possibility to find all matrices or SNMP boards that are located in the same subnetwork. This is useful,
for example, if the IP address of a specific matrix is unknown and should be accessed via IP.
You have the following option to access the function:
The following device information is shown in the Device Finder:
TABLE 2-31. DEVICE INFORMATION
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INFORMATION
DESCRIPTION
Device
Name of device
Name
Name of the active configuration
IP Address
Current IP address of the device
MAC Address
MAC address of the device
Type
Type of device
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NOTE: You can use the last column of the Device Finder to access the respective matrix directly using the Connect button.
To start the Device Finder, proceed as follows:
ŠŠSelect the symbol Device Finder in the symbol bar.
FIGURE 2-27. DEVICE FINDER
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3.1 PACKAGE CONTENTS
Your package contains the following items:
ŠŠ(1) Modular KVM Matrix Switch
ŠŠ(1) power cord per built-in power supply unit
ŠŠ(1) serial control cable
ŠŠMounting accessories
ŠŠJava tool
ŠŠ(1) CATx newtork cable (cross-wired)
ŠŠ(1) Quick Start Guide
If anything is missing or damaged, contact Black Box Technical Support at 877-877-2269 or info@blackbox.com.
3.2 SYSTEM SETUP
NOTE: We recommend that first-time users set up the system in the same room as a test setup. This will allow you to identify
and solve any cabling problems, and experiment with your system more conveniently.
MATRIX SETUP
1. Install the CPU and CPU boards.
2. Connect keyboard, mouse and monitor to the CPU board of the matrix.
3. Connect the matrix to the power supply.
4. Open OSD via keyboard command <hotkey>, <o> and log in with administrator rights in the main menu under configuration
(see Section 4.2.1).
5. Configure initially as requested.
NOTE: After you configure the system, we recommend that you save the configuration by selecting Configuration > Save
and restart the matrix by selecting Restart Matrix.
6. Optional: Establish a network connection between the matrix and the Java Tool so you can set an extended configuration
(see Section 4.2.2).
T
he default IP address is 192.168.100.99 and DHCP is deactivated. When installing several matrices at the same time,
we strongly recommend that you install them in sequence and to assign unique IP addresses in order to avoid IP address
conflicts.
EXTENDER SETUP
1. Connect the CON Units to the matrix by using the interconnect cables (CATx or fiber).
2. Connect the CON Units to the input devices to be used (for example, keyboard and mouse).
3. Connect the 5-VDC power supply units to the CON Units.
4. Check the basic function of the CON Unit by opening the OSD via keyboard command <hotkey>, <o>.
5. Connect the source (computer, CPU) to the CPU Unit of the extender using the provided connection cables.
6. Connect the CPU Unit to the matrix using the interconnect cables (CATx or fiber).
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7. If you have a video matrix, connect the video source directly to the matrix using the interconnect cables (coax, fiber).
8. Connect the 5-VDC power supply units to the CPU Units.
9. Start the system.
3.3 EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch supports a wide and flexible range of system configurations:
A part of the Modular KVM Matrix Switch can be configured as a Single-Head work station, a part as Dual-Head, as Quad-Head
or even as a video matrix for example. In addition to that, there are configurations with KVM and USB 2.0 available.
In addition to OSD access by a keyboard connected to the CPU board or and extender CON Unit, other methods of control
are available, including:
ŠŠJava Tool
ŠŠSerial interface
A connection to common media controls is also possible.
The following sections show typical example installations of the Modular KVM Matrix Switch.
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3.3.1 KVM MATRIX
In Single-Head mode, up to 288 ports can be used either as an input or as an output port depending on components and
equipment. Non-blocking access is available for all users, i.e. user access is not limited by the activities of another user.
FIGURE 3-1. KVM MATRIX INSTALLATION EXAMPLE
TABLE 3-1. SINGLE-HEAD KVM MATRIX INSTALLATION COMPONENTS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 3-1
COMPONENT
1
Source (computer, CPU)
2
CPU Unit
3
Interconnect cable
4
Modular KVM Matrix Switch
5
CON Unit
6
Console (monitor, keyboard, mouse)
If you have a Single-Head console, you can also get access to a Dual-Head or Quad-Head console for example. However, control
is only possible at monitor 1.
Any signal source can be switched to any number of monitors that will show the video signal at the same time. Audio may also
be switched if required.
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3.3.2 VIDEO MATRIX
If you use the Modular KVM Matrix Switch as a video matrix, up to 288 input ports can be switched to up to 288 output ports,
depending on components and equipment.
FIGURE 3-2. VIDEO MATRIX INSTALLATION EXAMPLE
TABLE 3-2. VIDEO MATRIX INSTALLATION COMPONENTS
NUMBER IN FIGURE 3-2
COMPONENT
1
Video source (e.g., SDI camera)
2
Interconnect cable
3
Modular KVM Matrix Switch
4
Video sink (e.g., monitor)
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3.3.3 PARALLEL OPERATION (STACKING)
If you have special configurations, especially at installations with several monitors per workstation or additional support of USB 2.0
transmission paths, the number of connectable CPUs and consoles can be increased by a parallel operation (stacking) of several
Modular KVM Matrix Switches.
One Modular KVM Matrix Switch is defined as the Master Matrix and its IP address entered into the Master IP Address field (see
Section 4.4.1). All other matrices are defined as Sub Matrices. Sub matrices must be connected to the master matrix via a network
connector (RJ-45) on the CPU board. The Enable LAN Echo option has to be activated at the master matrix (see Section 4.4.1).
If a switching command is performed using the OSD, the synchronized matrices will also switch automatically.
NOTE: Switching of stacked devices might be delayed by several seconds.
FIGURE 3-3. PARALLEL OPERATION (STACKING) INSTALLATION EXAMPLE
TABLE 3-3. PARALLEL OPERATION (STACKING) INSTALLATION COMPONENTS
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NUMBER IN FIGURE 3-3
COMPONENT
1
Dual-Head Source (computer, CPU)
2
CPU Unit
3
Interconnect cable
4
Master matrix
5
Synchronized matrix
6
Network connection master matrix/synchronized matrix
7
CON Unit
8
Console (two monitors, keyboard, mouse)
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3.3.4 MATRIX GRID
You can use a matrix grid for applications where the required number of ports is not sufficient or important connections
need to be made to several matrices to provide redundancy.
A matrix grid consists of one master matrix and at least one slave matrix. In its maximum configuration, it can consist
of up to 16 matrices.
To build a matrix grid, the grid matrices are interconnected by “Grid Lines.” In this case, the slave matrices can be connected directly
to the master matrix or between themselves.
When arranging the grid lines, various grid setups can be realized, for example: a ring setup, a hub and spoke setup or a fully
connected setup of matrices.
Grid lines can process signals bidirectional (Smart Connect). Per grid line, one KVM connection can be transmitted.
All switching operation will be exclusively performed through the Grid Master.
To configure the matrix grid, see see Section 4.15.
FIGURE 3-4. MATRIX GRID INSTALLATION EXAMPLE
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4.1 COMMAND MODE
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch includes a Command Mode that allows several functions to be controlled by keyboard commands
during normal use.
To enter Command Mode, use a Hotkey sequence, and to exit Command Mode, press <Esc>. While in Command Mode, the Shift
and Scroll LEDs on the console keyboard will flash.
NOTE: In Command Mode, normal keyboard and mouse operation will cease. Only selected keyboard commands are available.
If there is no keyboard command executed within 10 seconds after activating Command Mode, it will be deactivated automatically.
The following table lists the keyboard commands to enter and to exit Command Mode and to change the Hotkey sequence.
TABLE 4-1. KEYBOARD COMMANDS
FUNCTION
KEYBOARD COMMAND
Enter Command Mode (default)
2x <Left Shift> (or Hotkey)
Exit Command Mode
<Esc>
<current Hotkey>, <c>, <new Hotkey code>, <Enter>
Change Hotkey Sequence
Until 2011-30-09:
<Left Ctrl> + <Left Shift> + <c>, <Hotkey code>, <Enter>
NOTE:
<Key> + <Key>
Press keys simultaneously
<Key>, <Key>
Press keys successively
2x <Key>
Press key quickly, twice in a row (similar to a mouse double-click)
The Hotkey sequence to enter Command Mode can be changed. The following table lists the Hotkey Codes for the available key
sequences:
TABLE 4-2. HOTKEY CODES AND KEY SEQUENCES
HOTKEY CODE
HOTKEY
0
Freely selectable (from 2012-01-12 on)
2
2x <Scroll>
3
2x <Left Shift>
4
2x <Left Ctrl>
5
2x <Left Alt>
6
2x <Right Shift>
7
2x <Right Ctrl>
8
2x <Right Alt>
NOTE: In a combined KVM matrix / U-Switch configuration, choose different Hotkeys for the KVM matrix and the U-Switch.
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SET FREELY SELECTABLE HOTKEY (EXAMPLE)
To set a freely selectable Hotkey (e.g. 2x <Space>), use the following keyboard sequence:
<current Hotkey>, <c>, <0>, <Space>, <Enter>
SET HOTKEY FOR DIRECT OSD ACCESS
Next to the Hotkey for standard functions, this Hotkey can be exclusively used for opening the OSD directly.
To select a Hotkey from the Hotkey table for a direct opening of the OSD, use the following keyboard sequence:
<current Hotkey>, <f>, <Hotkey code>, <Enter>
To select a freely selectable Hotkey (e.g. 2x <Space>) for opening OSD directly, use the following keyboard sequence:
<current Hotkey>, <f>, <0>, <Space>, <Enter>
RESET HOTKEY
To set a Hotkey back to default settings of the extender, press the key combination <Right Shift> + <Del> within 5 seconds
after switching on the CON Unit or plugging in a keyboard.
To delete the Hotkey for direct OSD access, use the following keyboard sequence:
<current Hotkey>, <f>, <0>, <Del>, <Enter>
4.2 CONTROL OPTIONS
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch contains an internal CPU that allows you to control all functions from any console
without the need for an external CPU or media control.
You have the following options to access the Modular KVM Matrix Switch for configuration and operation:
ŠŠvia OSD
ŠŠvia Java Tool
ŠŠvia serial interface
4.2.1 CONTROL VIA OSD
OSD
Via OSD (On-Screen-Display), you set the configuration of the Modular KVM Matrix Switch operating system. The settings
of the Configuration menu are described below. All other menus are described in later chapters.
You have the following options to enter the OSD of the Modular KVM Matrix Switch:
ŠŠvia keyboard connected to the CPU board
ŠŠvia keyboard connected to a CON Unit of an extender
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ENTERING OSD
1. Start Command Mode with the Hotkey (see Section 4.1).
2. Press <o> to open OSD. You will see a list of all available CPUs as a start menu.
3. Press <Esc> to enter the main menu.
NOTE: If the Enable CPU Selection option is enabled in the Configuration menu, the selection list for switching CPU devices
will be opened initially. To skip this list, press the <F7> key.
LEAVING OSD
Press <Esc> in the main menu or simultaneously <Left Shift> + <Esc> anywhere within the OSD.
The OSD will be closed without any further changes and the currently active CPU connection will be displayed.
MENU STRUCTURE
FIGURE 4-1. EXAMPLE VIEW
The general layout of the OSD is structured into three areas:
ŠŠUpper status area (topmost two text lines)
ŠŠWorking area
ŠŠLower status area (lowest two text lines)
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KEYBOARD CONTROL
You can select the following keyboard commands.
TABLE 4-3. KEYBOARD COMMANDS
FUNCTION
KEYBOARD COMMAND
Left cursor - only within an input field or a switching screen
<Cursor Left>
Right cursor - only within an input field or a switching screen
<Cursor Right>
ŠŠIn input fields: Line up (with wrap around)
<Cursor Up>
ŠŠIn menus: Line up (without wrap around)
ŠŠIn input fields: Line down (with wrap around)
<Cursor Down>
ŠŠIn menus: Line down (without wrap around)
Previous page in menus with more than one page
<Page Up>
Next page in menus with more than one page
<Page Down>
Next input field
<Tab>
Previous input field
<Left Shift> + <Tab>
Next option in selection fields
<+>
Previous option in selection fields
<->
Switching in selection fields between two conditions, e. g. between ON / OFF or Y (Yes) / N (No)
<Space>
ŠŠIn menus with input fields: Save data
<Enter>
ŠŠIn menus: Select menu item
ŠŠIn menus with input fields: Cancel data input without saving
<Esc>
ŠŠIn menus with selection fields: Go back to the superior menu
SORTING FUNCTION
Lists and tables in the Java Tool offer a sorting function for fast and smooth search.
The following sorting functions are available.
TABLE 4-4. SORTING FUNCTIONS
FUNCTION
KEYBOARD COMMAND
Sort ID numbers in descending order by pressing the keyboard command once.
Sort ID numbers in ascending order by pressing the keyboard command twice (ID).
<F1>
Sort ID names in descending order by pressing the keyboard command once.
Sort ID names in ascending order by pressing the keyboard command twice (Name).
<F2>
Go to the next result in the list of results of the search field (Next).
<F3>
Go to the previous result in the list of results of the search field (Previous).
<F4>
Refresh the currently shown list (Refresh).
<F5>
Jump between the search field and the list of results (Find).
<F6>
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PASSWORD REQUEST
You have to login with administrator rights to be able to set configurations.
FIGURE 4-2. LOGIN
Access to the configuration menu requires administrator rights. User login is mandatory.
TABLE 4-5. LOGIN
FIELD
INPUT
User
admin
Password
admin
By pressing <F10> in the main menu of the OSD, the login mask will be opened. To log out a user, press <F10> again.
For security reasons, please change the administrator password as soon as possible (see Section 4.4.1).
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4.2.2 CONTROL VIA JAVA TOOL
REQUIREMENTS
If you want to use the Java Tool, you will need:
ŠŠComputer with an executable Java Tool and an installed Java Runtime Environment (JRE, version 1.7 or higher)
ŠŠJava Tool software
ŠŠAvailable network connection between the Java Tool and the matrix
NOTE: Contact your system administrator concerning JRE and network connection.
INSTALLATION OF THE JAVA TOOL
The Java Tool is available as a single executable program file that does not require a separate installation.
ŠŠCopy the tool after receiving the file to a directory on your computer.
NOTE: If you do not have a copy of the Java Tool, contact Black Box Technical Support at 877-877-2269 or info@blackbox.com.
COMPUTER CONNECTION TO THE MATRIX
For a direct connection between computer and matrix, a cross-wired network cable is required.
For a connection between computer and matrix via switch or hub, a parallel assembled network cable is required.
Do not use a network connection between Java Tool and the matrix that is primarily used for transmitting audio data.
ŠŠConnect the network cable to the RJ-45 ports of computer and CPU board of the matrix.
START OF THE JAVA TOOL
ŠŠOpen the Java Tool by double-clicking on the program icon or press the <Enter> key of the keyboard.
CONNECTION TO THE MATRIX
NOTE: At least FTP rights are required.
1. Open the Java Tool.
2. Select Matrix > Connect in the menu bar.
3. E
nter the IP address in the popup input field according to the network configuration of the Modular KVM Matrix Switch
(see Section 4.2.3).
4. Enter the user name and password for the Modular KVM Matrix Switch (see Section 4.4.1).
5. Confirm your inputs with the OK button or reject with Cancel.
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FIGURE 4-3. CONNECT
NOTE: Up to twelve connections between the matrix and the Java Tool can be established at the same time due to a limitation
of available sockets.
FIGURE 4-4. SYSTEM—SYSTEM DATA
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The menu structure of the Java Tool is subdivided into various sections:
ŠŠMenu bar (top line)
ŠŠToolbar (second line)
ŠŠTab bar (third line)
ŠŠTask area (left menu section)
ŠŠWorking area (right menu section)
ŠŠStatus bar (bottom line section)
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The operation of the Java Tool is intuitive and corresponds to the user interface of common operating systems.
The Java Tool contains its own support function.
The integrated help texts in the working area of the Java Tool can be activated or deactivated by the checkbox in the upper right
corner.
MOUSE CONTROL
You can select the following mouse commands.
TABLE 4-6. MOUSE COMMANDS
FUNCTION
MOUSE COMMAND
Menu selection, marking
Left mouse button
Open function-specific selection menus
Double-click left mouse button
Open context-specific selection menus
Right mouse button
KEYBOARD CONTROL
You can select the following keyboard commands.
TABLE 4-7. KEYBOARD COMMANDS
FUNCTION
MOUSE COMMAND
Cursor to the left
<Cursor Left>
Cursor to the right
<Cursor Right>
Line up
<Cursor Up>
Line down
<Cursor Down>
Previous page in input or status menus with more than one page
<Page Up>
Next page in input or status menus with more than one page
<Page Down>
Next field in input menus
<Tab>
Previous field in input menus
<Left Shift> + <Tab>
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TABLE 4-7 (CONTINUED). KEYBOARD COMMANDS
FUNCTION
MOUSE COMMAND
ŠŠSwitching in selection fields between two conditions (checkmark or not).
<Space>
ŠŠOpen already marked fields with editing or selecting possibility.
ŠŠIn menus: Data saving
<Enter>
ŠŠMenu item selection
ŠŠLeave tables
<Ctrl> + <Tab>
ŠŠJump from tables into the next field
ŠŠLeave tables
<Ctrl> + <Left Shift> + <Tab>
ŠŠJump from tables into the previous field
NOTE: Various functions within the menus in the menu bar can be executed with the provided keyboard commands
(e. g. press <Ctrl> + <S> to execute Save) that are listed to the right of the respective menu item.
RELOAD OPTIONS
The information shown in the Java Tool can be reloaded in different ways.
ŠŠVia <F5> on the keyboard used
ŠŠVia Edit > Reload in the menu bar
ŠŠVia ”Reload” Symbol in the symbol bar
CONTEXT FUNCTION
The Java Tool offers several context functions that support user-friendly and effective operation. The context functions
are described in the respective chapters.
ŠŠTo execute a context function, use the right mouse button on the corresponding field and select the desired function.
SORTING FUNCTION
Lists and tables in the Java Tool offer a sorting function for fast and smooth search.
1. Ascending: Click left mouse button once on the header of the column to be sorted. The sort status is indicated by an arrow
that points upwards.
2. Descending: Click left mouse button once on the header of the column to be sorted. The sort is displayed by an arrow
that points downwards.
3. Cancel sort: Click left mouse button once or twice on the head of the sorted column. The arrow displayed disappears.
FILTER FUNCTION
Lists and tables in the Java Tool offer a filter function that allows a fast and smooth search.
1. To activate a filter, use the right mouse button to click on the header of the column to be filtered and select Set Filter.
2. Write the word or part of a word that has to be filtered into the header. The filter results are shown immediately.
3. To delete a filter, use the right mouse button to click on the header of the column that has to be filtered and select Clear Filter.
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NOTE: An active filter is indicated by an asterisk in the header.
The filter function is based on the functional principle of common web search engines.
OFFLINE CONFIGURATION
Configuration and system settings via Java Tool can be changed in offline mode without a direct connection between matrix
and Java Tool.
To activate a matrix configuration, proceed as follows:
1. Select File > Upload in the menu bar.
2. Enter the IP address of the matrix (see Section 4.2.3) and the name and password of the user authorization and select the storage
location of the new configuration (default or config01-08) in the Select Configuration menu.
3. Select Matrix > Connect in the menu bar and enter the IP address of the matrix and the name and password for user authorization.
4. Select Administration > Activate Configuration in the task area and select the storage location that has been selected above.
5. Use the Activate button to open the selected configuration within the matrix.
The connection and the open tab will be closed and the matrix will be restarted.
NOTE During the activation of a configuration, the matrix is temporarily unavailable.
ONLINE CONFIGURATION
Configurations and system settings can be also edited via Java Tool in online mode with an active connection between matrix
and Java Tool.
FIGURE 4-5. SYSTEM—SYSTEM DATA
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To edit a configuration in online mode, proceed as follows:
1. Select the menu item Matrix > Activate Online Configuration Mode. This setting will also be shown in the lower part
of the working area.
2. Make any edits at the configuration and system settings and confirm them by pressing the Apply button. The changes
will be applied immediately.
3. To deactivate the online mode, select the menu item Matrix > Deactivate Online Configuration Mode in the menu bar.
On newer firmware, you will need to enable the Java Tool using the local OSD from a receiver by logging into the Configuration Menu
as admin, and go to System options. You will then find a setting to allow Java communication. Save the settings and the Java tool
will be able to work using the Online Configuration Mode.
OPTIONS MENU
The Java Tool can be adapted and customized by editing various default settings.
To activate or change the default settings, proceed as follows:
ŠŠSelect Extras > Options in the menu bar. The Default Settings tab will open.
The following default settings parameters can be changed.
TABLE 4-8. DEFAULT SETTINGS PARAMETERS OPTIONS
OPTION
DESCRIPTION
IP / Hostname
Default IP address of the matrix required for connection
User
Default user name required for connection
Configuration Directory
Default directory for configuration files
Firmware Directory
Default directory for update files
Status Directory
Default directory for the firmware status
Import / Export Directory
Default directory for import and export files
Presets Directory
Default directory for macro files
To set various font sizes for the Java Tool, proceed as follows:
1. Select Extras > Options in the menu bar.
2. Open the Font tab.
3. Select the desired font size (normal or large).
REPORT
The Java Tool is equipped with a report function that shows the current switching status and all relevant parts of the matrix
configuration in a PDF file.
To create a report, proceed as follows:
1. Select File > Report... in the menu bar. A selection assistant will be opened.
2. Select contents that should be included in the report (Matrix View, EXT Units, CPU Devices, CON Devices and Users) and confirm
with the Next > button.
3. Select the preferred location for storage of the report and confirm with the Finish button.
The report will be created as a PDF file.
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FIGURE 4-6. REPORT
NOTE: The report function can be used in both online or offline mode of the Java Tool.
4.2.3 CONTROL VIA SERIAL INTERFACE
RS232
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch operating system offers various functions for operation via a serial interface. There are telegrams
for switching single or all connections available, both unidirectional and bidirectional. In addition, there are telegrams for an overall
definition of the total switching status and for saving and loading such switching states.
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch optionally provides an echo of all affected switching operations via a serial interface or a network
interface. This aids continuous tracking of a matrix configuration and enables your own applications to be updated.
As an additional application, you can switch matrix clones in parallel as synchronized matrices (Stacking) via a serial network
interface.
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4.3 ASSIGNMENT
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch offers the option of a console-specific or a CPU-specific assignment.
ŠŠAssign virtual CPUs to real CPUs.
ŠŠAssign real consoles to virtual consoles.
4.3.1 VIRTUAL CPU
You can assign virtual to real CPUs in this menu.
With this function, the effort of switching several consoles to the same CPU can be reduced. If several consoles are connected
to a virtual CPU that is assigned to a real CPU, you only have to change the real CPU once and all consoles will receive the video
signal of the new CPU.
You have the following options to access the menu:
OSD
OSD
ŠŠSelect Assignments > Virtual CPU Devices in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-7. VIRTUAL CPU DEVICES
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For an assignment, proceed as follows:
1. Select the virtual CPU in the Virtual Devices list that has to be assigned to a real CPU.
2. Press the Edit button.
3. Select the CPU in the Real Devices list that has to be assigned to the selected virtual CPU.
4. Press the Okay button to confirm the assignment.
The assignment will be made.
NOTE: Only one virtual CPU can be assigned to a real CPU.
JAVA TOOL
ŠŠSelect Assignments > Virtual CPU Devices in the task area.
FIGURE 4-8. VIRTUAL CPU DEVICES
For an assignment, proceed as follows:
1. Select a virtual CPU in the Virtual CPU list.
2. Double-click in the Real CPU column to display a list of all available real CPUs.
3. Select a real CPU.
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-9. BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
Send
Send assignments to the matrix
Reload
Reload changes
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NOTE: When the Auto Send function in the left lower corner of the work area is ticked, switching operations will be completed
immediately without user confirmation via the Send button.
The selection boxes in the Real CPU column contain a filter function for easy selection of a single CPU from a larger pool of CPUs
(see Section 4.2.2).
The Java tool offers the option to switch directly from the Assignment menu to the Definition menu to check specific settings
for the respective console or CPU.
ŠŠUse the right mouse button to select the respective console or CPU and select Open CON Device or Open CPU Device.
4.3.2 VIRTUAL CONSOLE
You can assign real consoles to virtual consoles in this menu.
This function reflects changes in permission made to virtual consoles onto real consoles.
Virtual consoles can be switched in the same way as real consoles. Real consoles that are assigned to a virtual console
that is connected to a CPU will receive the video signal. The last-assigned console will also have control of the keyboard and mouse.
You have the following options to access the menu:
OSD
OSD
ŠŠSelect Assignments > Virtual CON Devices in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-9. VIRTUAL CON DEVICES
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For an assignment, proceed as follows:
1. Select the real console in the Real Devices list that has to be assigned to a virtual CPU.
2. Press the Edit button.
3. Select the virtual console in the Virtual Devices list that has to be assigned to the selected real console.
4. Press the Okay button to confirm the assignment. The assignment will be made.
NOTE: A virtual console can be assigned to more than one real console.
JAVA TOOL
ŠŠSelect Assignments > Virtual CON Devices in the task area.
FIGURE 4-10. VIRTUAL CON DEVICES
To place an assignment, proceed as follows:
1. Select the required real console in the Real Console table.
2. Double-click in the Virtual Console column to display a list of all available virtual consoles.
3. Select the required virtual console.
You can select the following buttons:
TABLE 4-10. BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
Send
Send assignments to the matrix
Cancel
Reject changes
NOTE: When the Auto Send function in the lower left corner of the work area is ticked, switching operations will be completed
immediately without user confirmation via the Send button.
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The selection boxes in the Virtual Console column contain a filter function for easy selection of a single CON from a larger pool
of CON devices (see Chapter 4.2.2).
4.4 SYSTEM SETTINGS
You have the option to configure the system settings of the Modular KVM Matrix Switch.
ŠŠThe configuration of the system settings can only be done by users with administrator rights.
4.4.1 SYSTEM DATA
The system configuration is set in this menu.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-11. SYSTEM DATA SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
Device
Text
Enter the device name of the matrix
(default: SWITCH_01)
Name
Text
Info
Text
Sub Matrix
Load Default
Enter the name of the configuration that is used to save the current settings
(default: Standard)
Additional text field to describe the configuration
(default: Factory settings)
activated
If the matrix is defined as a sub matrix in the OSD, the user will lose control. Control
can be recovered by using the keyboard command <Shift>, <Shift>, <s>, <o>. The OSD
for the matrix that has been defined as a sub matrix will be reopened.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Starting the matrix after a restart or a switch-on with the default configuration
deactivated
Starting the matrix after a restart or a switch-on with the last saved configuration
(default).
Save the current configuration of the matrix in the flash memory periodically.
Auto Save
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activated
NOTE: During the save operation, the matrix will not operate. Saving takes place every
600 seconds, as long as changes of the configuration or switching operations have
been executed in the meantime.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
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TABLE 4-11 (CONTINUED). SYSTEM DATA SETTINGS
FIELD
Enable COM Echo
SELECTION
activated
deactivated
DESCRIPTION
Send all switching commands performed in the matrix as an echo via serial interface.
NOTE: This function should be enabled when using a media control via serial interface.
Function not active (default)
Send all switching commands performed in the matrix as an echo via LAN connection.
Enable LAN Echo
Enable Redundancy
Synchronize
activated
NOTE: This function should be enabled when using a media control via LAN
connection or when using stacking with two ore more matrices.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Automatically switch to the second link of a connected redundant CON Unit
when losing the primary link of a CPU Unit (default).
NOTE: This function will have to be activated for both matrices in a fully redundant
setup.
deactivated
Function not active
activated
Synchronize the slave matrix to the switch status of the master matrix.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
Synchronize the matrix according to the echo of a second matrix.
Echo Only
Master IP Address
activated
NOTE: This is a bidirectional synchronization where both matrices have to be
configured as Synchronize with the Master IP of the respective other matrix.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
Numerical value
Set the network address of the master matrix (default value: 000.000.000.000)
Keep I/O boards with incorrect or invalid firmware online in the matrix.
activated
NOTE: To keep an I/O board with wrong or damaged firmware online in the matrix,
the maintenance mode of the matrix will be activated.
deactivated
Shut down I/O boards with incorrect or invalid firmware automatically (default).
Hor. Mouse Speed 1/x
1–9
Adjustment of the horizontal mouse speed, 1 = slow, 9 = fast (default value: 4)
Ver. Mouse Speed 1/x
1–9
Adjustment of the vertical mouse speed, 1 = slow, 9 = fast (default value: 5)
Double Click Time
100–800
Adjustment of the time slot for a double-click (default value: 200 ms)
Keyboard layout
Region
Set the OSD keyboard layout according to the keyboard used (default: German (DE))
Invalid IO-Boards
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OSD
ŠŠSelect Configuration > System in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-11. CONFIGURATION—SYSTEM
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-12. BUTTONS
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BUTTON
FUNCTION
Cancel
Reject changes
Save
Save changes
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FIGURE 4-12. SYSTEM DATA
4.4.2 AUTOMATIC ID
Settings for automatic creation of CPU and CON Devices when a new extender unit is connected are made in this menu.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
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You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-13. AUTOMATIC ID SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
activated
Automatic creation of a new CPU or CON Device if new extender units are connected
(default)
deactivated
Function not active
ID Real CPU Device
Numerical value
Initial value of the automatic ID for real CPUs (default value: 1000)
ID Virtual CPU Device
Numerical value
Initial value of the automatic ID for virtual CPUs (default value: 2000)
ID Real CON Device
Numerical value
Initial value of the automatic ID for real CONs (default value: 3000)
ID Virtual CON Device
Numerical value
Initial value of the automatic ID for virtual CONs (default value: 4000)
Enable Auto Config
OSD
ŠŠSelect Configuration > System in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-13. CONFIGURATION—SYSTEM
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-14. BUTTONS
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BUTTON
FUNCTION
Cancel
Reject changes
Save
Save changes
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ŠŠSelect the Automatic ID tab in System > System Data.
FIGURE 4-14. SYSTEM—AUTOMATIC ID
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4.4.3 ACCESS
The access configuration is set in this menu.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-15. ACCESS SETTINGS
FIELD
Force User Login
SELECTION
activated
deactivated
DESCRIPTION
The user has to login with a user name and a password once to enter the OSD.
The user remains logged in until he explicitly logs out or an auto logout occurs.
NOTE: When using the Force User Login function, console favorites and console
macros still remain active.
Function not active (default)
CPU access is restricted according to the permissions in the ACL (Access Control List).
Enable User ACL
Enable Console ACL
Enable new User
Enable new CON
Auto Disconnect
activated
ŠŠUser login is required.
ŠŠSwitching by keyboard Hotkeys requires a prior login.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
CPU access is restricted according to the permissions in the respective Console ACL
(Access Control List). No login required.
deactivated
Function not active
activated
Newly created users automatically receive access to all CPUs
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Newly created CON Devices automatically receive access to all CPUs
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Upon opening the OSD, the console will be automatically disconnected
from the current CPU.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
Period of inactivity after which OSD will be closed automatically.
OSD Timeout
0-999 seconds
ŠŠSelect 0 seconds for no timeout
(default: 0 seconds)
Period of inactivity of a logged-in user at a console after which he will be automatically
logged out. There may be a disconnect because of the logout, depending on the
defined rights in each CON and user ACL.
Auto Logout
0-999 minutes
ŠŠSelect 0 minutes for an automatic user logout when leaving OSD.
ŠŠ Using the setting -1 allows the user to be logged in permanently, until a manual
logout is executed.
ŠŠThe timer is not active as long as the OSD is open
(default: 0 minutes)
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OSD
ŠŠSelect Configuration > Access in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-15. CONFIGURATION—ACCESS
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-16. BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
Cancel
Reject changes
Save
Save changes
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ŠŠSelect System > Access in the task area.
FIGURE 4-16. SYSTEM—ACCESS
4.4.4 SWITCH
The configuration of the switching parameters is set in this menu.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
You can select the following settings.
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TABLE 4-17. SWITCH SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
The user can switch to any CPU as an observer, including ones that are already
assigned to another user (observer is without keyboard/mouse access).
Video Sharing
activated
ŠŠThe operator will not be informed if further users connect as an observer to the
CPU that is connected to his console.
deactivated
Force Connect
NOTE: Switch with the <Space> key, not the <Enter> key.
activated
Function not active (default)
The user can connect to every single CPU as an operator, including ones
that are related to another user.
NOTE: The previous user is set to video-only status.
ŠŠTo share K/M control, Force Connect has to be activated.
Force Disconnect
CPU Auto Connect
CPU Timeout
Keyboard Connect
Mouse Connect
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Extension of Force Connect: If the user connects as an operator to a CPU
already related to another user, the previous user will be disconnected.
NOTE: To share K/M control Force Disconnect has to be deactivated.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
If a console is not connected to a CPU, you can establish an automatic connection
to the next available CPU by pressing any key or mouse button.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
0–999 minutes
Period of inactivity after which a console will be automatically disconnected
from its current CPU (default value: 0 minutes)
activated
Activate request of K/M control by keyboard event (key will be lost)
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Activate request of K/M control by mouse event
deactivated
Function not active (default)
Period of inactivity of a connected console after which K/M control can be requested
by other consoles connected to the CPU.
Release Time
0–999 seconds
NOTE: Set "0" for an immediate transfer in real-time.
Only one console can have keyboard and mouse control at the same time.
The other consoles that are connected to the same CPU have a video only status
(default value: 10 seconds)
NOTE: If the Keyboard Connect and/or Mouse Connect options are activated, the Release Time condition will have to be met
until a new user will gain control.
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OSD
ŠŠSelect Configuration > Switch in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-17. CONFIGURATION—SWITCH
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-18. BUTTONS
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BUTTON
FUNCTION
Cancel
Reject changes
Save
Save changes
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ŠŠSelect System > Switch in the task area.
FIGURE 4-18. SYSTEM—SWITCH
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4.4.5 NETWORK
The network configuration is set in this menu.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-19. NETWORK SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
The network settings are automatically supplied by a DNS server
activated
NOTE: If DHCP is activated and there is no physical network connection available,
the boot times might increase.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
IP address
Byte
Input of the IP address, if DHCP is not active (default: 192.168.100.99)
Subnet Mask
Byte
Input of the subnet mask in the form “255.255.255.0” if DHCP is not active
(default: 255.255.255.0)
Gateway
Byte
Input of the subnet mask in the form “192.168.1.1” if DHCP is not active
activated
LAN interface at the Modular KVM Matrix Switch activated for access via Java tool
(API service port 5555)
deactivated
Function not active
activated
FTP server for transmission of configuration files activated
DHCP
API Service
FTP Server
deactivated
Function not active
activated
Syslog server for status request is active
deactivated
Function not active (default)
Byte
Input of the IP address of the Syslog servers in the form “192.168.1.1” and of the Syslog
port (default: 514)
activated
LDAP for the request of information from a user administration is active
deactivated
Function not active (default)
LDAP Server
Byte
Input of the IP address for the LDAP-Servers in the form "192.168.1.1" and the LDAP
port (Default: 389)
LDAP Base DN
Text
Input of the LDAP Base DN according to the existing stucture of the user directory
Syslog #1/#2
Syslog Server #1/#2
LDAP
Activate debug messages in Trace
(default: NO)
DEB
Trace
INF
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NOTE: The debug messages are exclusively for matrix diagnostics. They only should
be activated after consultation with the manufacturer. Otherwise, increased data traffic
might limit the performance of the CPU board.
Activate information messages in Trace
(default: NO)
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TABLE 4-19 (CONTINUED). NETWORK SETTINGS
FIELD
Trace (continued)
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
NOT
Activate notification messages in Trace
(default: YES)
WAR
Activate warning messages in Trace
(default: YES)
ERR
Activate error messages in Trace
(default: YES)
Activate debug messages in Syslog
(default: NO)
DEB
Syslog #1/#2
NOTE: The debug messages are exclusively for matrix diagnostics. They only should
be activated after consultation with the manufacturer. Otherwise, increased data traffic
might limit the performance of the CPU board.
INF
Activate information messages in Syslog
(default: NO)
NOT
Activate notification messages in Syslog
(default: YES)
WAR
Activate warning messages in Syslog
(default: YES)
ERR
Activate error messages in Syslog
(default: YES)
NOTE: Activate the modified network parameters by restarting the matrix.
CAUTION: Consult your system administrator before modifying the network parameters. Otherwise, unexpected results and failures
can occur in combination with the network.
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > Network in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-19. CONFIGURATION—NETWORK
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-20. BUTTONS
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BUTTON
FUNCTION
Cancel
Reject changes
Save
Save changes
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RELEASE OF NETWORK PORTS
The following ports are used by the matrix depending on the configuration and have to be released at the security gateway, if
necessary. The ports only will have to be released if you want to use the respective function.
TABLE 4-21. NETWORK PORTS
FUNCTION
PORT
FTP
21
DNS
53
SNTP
123
SNMP
161/162
LDAP
389
Syslog
514
API
5555
Broadcast
5556
Matrix-Grid
5557
JAVA TOOL
ŠŠSelect System > Networik in the task area.
FIGURE 4-20. SYSTEM—NETWORK
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4.4.6 DATE AND TIME
Date and Time are set in this menu, based on Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP).
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-22. DATE AND TIME SETTINGS
FIELD
SNTP Client
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
activated
Enable network time server synchronization
deactivated
Function not active (default)
SNTP Server
Byte
Input of the SNTP server IP address (default: 000.000.000.000)
Time Zone
Region
Set your specific time zone
Month
1–12
Enter month
Date
1–31
Enter date
Year
1–99
Enter year
Day
1–7
Enter day of week
Hours
0–23
Enter hour
Minutes
0–59
Enter minutes
Seconds
0–59
Enter seconds
NOTE: This is date format according to the English notation.
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > Date + Time in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-21. CONFIGURATION—DATE + TIME
To configure a time server, follow these steps:
1. Set the SNTP Client option to Y (Yes).
2. Enter the IP address of your SNTP server in the SNTP Server field.
3. Select your time zone in the Time Zone field.
4. Press the Okay button to confirm your settings.
5. Restart the matrix. The system time will be now provided by the SNTP server.
To set the real time clock without using SNTP, follow these steps:
1. Set the current date in the Date field.
2. Set the current Day in the Day field.
3. Set the current time in the Time field.
4. Press the RTC button to confirm your settings.
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ŠŠSelect System > Date + Time in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-22. CONFIGURATION—DATE + TIME
To configure a time server, follow these steps:
1. Enable SNTP option.
2. Enter the IP address of your SNTP server in the SNTP Server field.
3. Select your time zone in the Time Zone field.
4. Press the Apply button to confirm your settings.
5. Restart the matrix. The system time will be now provided by the SNTP server.
To set the real time clock without using SNTP, follow these steps:
1. Set the current date in the Date and Time field.
2. Set the current time in the Day and Time field.
3. Press the Apply button to set the system time.
4. Option: If you want to receive the time from your currently used computer, press the Get Local Time button.
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4.5 USER SETTINGS
You have the option to configure the following user settings.
4.5.1 USER
New users and their user settings and permissions are set in this menu.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-23. USER SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
Name
Text
User name (case-sensitive)
Password
Text
User password (case-sensitive)
Repeat Password
Text
Repeat user password (case-sensitive)
activated
Access permission via FTP. This setting is necessary for file access from the Java tool
or any web browser.
desactivated
Function not active (default).
FTP
ŠŠUser has user rights
Power User
Super User
activated
ŠŠPermission to switch consoles to CPUs in Extended Switching according to the
CON or User ACL
desactivated
Function not active
activated
Permission to switch any console to any CPU in Extended Switching.
desactivated
Function not active
ŠŠPermission for system configuration and all switching operations
Administrator
LDAP User
activated
ŠŠUser has administrator rights
ŠŠThis setting is required for an online connection with the Java tool
desactivated
Function not active
activated
Permission to login via domain user
desactivated
Function not active
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > User in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-23. CONFIGURATION—USER
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-24. BUTTONS
96
BUTTON
FUNCTION
New
Create a new user
Edit
Edit an existing user
Delete
Delete an existing user
Cancel
Reject changes
Save
Save changes
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ŠŠSelect Definition > User in the task area.
FIGURE 4-24. DEFINITION—USER
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-25. BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
New
Open a new user configuration
Delete
Delete an existing user
Apply
Create a new user account
Cancel
Reject changes
To configure user access rights for CPUs, follow these steps.
1. Select a user in the User list.
2. Click the right mouse button once on a CPU in one of the respective access lists (Full Access, Video Access and No Access).
Two lists for selection will appear in which you can move the respective CPU and change the access rights.
3. Confirm the configuration with the Apply button.
To create a new user, follow these steps.
1. Press the New button.
2. Select a template of an existing user if applicable (Choose template).
3. Press the OK button.
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4. Set a user name.
5. Set a password.
6. Set general access permissions.
7. Set user permissions for CPU access (paste function).
8. Set user favorites for OSD access.
9. Press the Apply button to save the new user settings.
You can select the following keyboard commands.
TABLE 4-26. KEYBOARD COMMANDS
FUNCTION
KEYBOARD COMMAND
Add CPU to Full Access list
<F>
Add CPU to Video Access list
<V>
Add CPU to No Access list
<N>
4.5.2 FAVORITE LIST USERS
Individual favorite lists of CPUs that will be switched frequently can be created for different users in this menu. A favorite list
can contain up to 16 different CPUs.
The switching of the favorites is done via hotkey using the keyboard (see Section 5.1.1).
You have the following options to access the menu.
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ŠŠSelect Assignments > User Favorites in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-25. ASSIGNMENTS—USER FAVORITES
To create a favorite list for your user, proceed as follows:
1. Select a CPU to be moved to the favorite list on the CPU Devices list. Press <a> to move a CPU Device to the favorite list.
Press <r> to remove a CPU.
2. The order of the CPU Devices within the favorite list can be changed by pressing <+> and <->.
3. Press the Save button to save the settings.
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Select the respective user in the working area of the User menu for the favorite list and open the Favorites tab.
FIGURE 4-26. DEFINITION—USER
To create a favorite list for any user, proceed as follows:
1. Select the CPUs in the CPU available list that should be added to the favorite list (CPU assigned). By pressing the <Ctrl>
at the same time, more than one CPU Device can be marked.
2. Press the > button to move the marked CPU Devices to the favorite list. If you press the >> button, the first eight CPU Devices
from the CPU available list will be moved to the favorite list (CPU assigned).
3. The order of marked CPU Devices within the favorite list can be changed by pressing <+> and <->.
4. To remove marked CPU Devices from the favorite list, press the < button. If you press the << button, all CPU Devices
will be removed from the favorite list.
4.5.3 USER MACROS
In this menu, macro commands for switching, disconnection or user administration can be created. Macro commands are created
for each user separately.
A macro can execute up to 16 switching commands successively.
The execution of the macros is done via hotkey and the <F1>-<F16> function keys (see Section 5.1.3).
To execute user macros, the user has to be logged in to the matrix.
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You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-27. USER MACROS SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
Connect
(P1 = CON, P2 = CPU)
Set bidirectional connection from console P1 to CPU P2
Connect Video
Set video connection from console P1 to CPU P2
(P1=CON, P2=CPU)
Disconnect (P1=CON)
Disconnect console P1
Logout User
Logout current user
Set Real CPU
Assign a virtual CPU to a real CPU
(P1=VCPU, P2=RCPU)
Function (01–16)
Set Virtual CON
Assign a real console to a virtual console
(P1=RCON, P2=VCON)
Push (P1=CON)
The user’s KVM connection is forwarded to console P1 and is changed to a video only
connection.
Push Video (P1=CON)
The video signal of the current connection (KVM or video only) is forwarded to console
P1. The user’s connection remains unchanged (KVM or video only).
Get (P1=CON)
The user’s console gets a KVM connection to the CPU that is currently connected to
console P1. The connection of console P1 is changed into a video only connection.
Get Video (P1=CON)
The user’s console gets a video only connection to the CPU that is currently connected
to console P1. The connection of console P1 remains unchanged (KVM or video only).
Login User console P2
Login a certain user P1 at console P2
P1
CON or CPU Device
Name of CON or CPU Device
P2
CPU or CPU Device
Name of CPU or CPU Device
You have the following options to access the menu.
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > User Macros in the main menu and select the user for which a user macro will be created.
FIGURE 4-27. CONFIGURATION—USER MACROS
To create a macro for the selected user, proceed as follows:
1. Select in the Key field the function key (F1–F16) for which a macro has to be created.
2. Select the position in the Key list where a macro command is to be inserted.
3. Select a macro command in the Macro Data field.
4. Set the necessary parameters P1 and P2 (e.g., CON Devices or CPU Devices) for the selected macro command.
5. Confirm your selection by pressing <Enter> and repeat the process for further macro commands, if necessary.
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Select in the working area of the Definition > User menu the user for which macros are to be created and open the Macros tab.
FIGURE 4-28. DEFINITION—USER
To create a macro for the selected user, proceed as follows:
1. Select in the Key field the function key (F1–F16) for which a macro has to be created.
2. Select in the Function column the commands that should be part of the macro. The selection list is opened by a double-click
on the empty fields.
3. Select in the P1 and P2 columns the respective parameters for the macro functions (e.g. corresponding consoles and CPUs).
4. Confirm your selections by pressing the Apply button.
For an efficient macro configuration, the following context functions are available:
ŠŠVia right-click on the Macros tab, macros can be assigned to other users by using the Assign Macros to ... function and can be
copied from other users by using the Copy Macros from ... function.
ŠŠVia right-click on the macro list, macros of the selected key can be copied into the cache by using the Copy Key Macros function.
You can paste the macros from the cache into a key by using the Paste Key Macros function and you can reset all macros of the
selected key by using the Reset Key Macros function.
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4.6 EXTENDER SETTINGS
All extender units are managed in this menu. This includes the creation of new extender units and the deletion of existing extender
units.
The extender unit describes the connection of an physical extender to the matrix. Every extender board with a direct cable
connection to the matrix is recognized as an extender unit. Dual-Head KVM extenders will be recognized as two independent
extender units.
NOTE: KVM Extenders automatically create extender units inside the matrix.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-28. EXTENDER SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
ID
Text
Numerical value of the extender ID (KVM extenders: ID is provided by extender unit
[Serial No.] and cannot be changed)
Name
Text
Name of the extender unit
activated
Create an extender unit with a fixed port assignment (default)
deactivated
Function not active.
1–288 (depending on the matrix)
Port number of the extender unit
Fixed
Port
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > EXT Units in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-29. CONFIGURATION—EXT UNITS
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-29. BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
New
Create a new extender unit
Edit
Edit an existing extender unit
Delete
Delete an existing extender unit
Cancel
Reject changes
Save
Save changes
The settings fo the OSD Data are described in Section 4.11.2.
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ŠŠSelect Definition > EXT Units in the task area.
FIGURE 4-30. DEFINITION—EXT UNITS
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-30. BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
New
Create a new extender unit
Delete
Delete an existing extender unit
Apply
Confirm changes of an extender unit
Cancel
Reject changes
FLEXIBLE PORT EXTENDER UNITS
Extenders with auto-ID functionality are automatically recognized and cannot be created manually. This is the Flex Port function
of the matrix.
CAUTION: The connection of a fixed port extender unit (e.g., USB 2.0) to a Flex-Port can cause unintended results.
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4.7 USB 2.0 EXTENDER
This section helps you to configure and use your USB 2.0 extenders. These extenders will have to be connected to standard I/O
boards in this case. USB 2.0 extenders can be configured for independent switching or can be assigned to already existing KVM
extenders.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
OSD
ŠŠSelect Configuration > EXT Units in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-31. CONFIGURATION—EXT UNITS
1. To configure a USB 2.0 extender unit, press the New button. An extender with an eight-digit ID will be created,
starting with digit 9.
2. Assign an appropriate name to the extender in the Name field.
3. Enter the port number of the matrix physically connected to the USB 2.0 extender unit into the Port field.
4. T
o configure the created extender as a CON Unit, set the USB-CON (standalone) option to Y (C#1 in the Input Signals column)
and confirm by pressing the Okay button.
5. To configure the created extender as a CON Unit, set the USB-CPU (standalone) option to Y (C#1 in the Output Signals column)
and confirm by pressing the Okay button.
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6. To create an individually switchable Device for the USB 2.0 CON extender, select Configuration > CON Devices and press
the New R button. Alternatively, you can assign the USB 2.0 CON extender to an already existing CON Device. For this purpose,
select the Device and move the USB 2.0 CON extender from the EXT available field into the EXT assigned field.
7. Give an appropriate name to the new Device in the Name field.
8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for all USB 2.0 CPU extenders in the Configuration > CPU Devices menu.
9. If you use parallel operation within the matrix, set the Release Time in the Configuration > Switch menu to 10 seconds or more
(see Section 4.11.6).
10. Restart all I/O boards on which USB 2.0 extenders have been configured or alternatively restart the matrix.
The USB 2.0 extenders are now configured and can be used.
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ŠŠSelect Definition > EXT Units in the task area.
FIGURE 4-32. DEFINITION—EXT UNITS
1. Press the New button. A popup window opens.
2. Select (Templates) in the selection box, if you want to use a template for a USB 2.0 CON Unit (USB CON Unit) or a USB 2.0 CPU
Unit (USB CPU Unit). An extender with an eight-digit ID will be created, starting with digit 9.
3. Give an appropriate name to the extender in the Name field.
4. Enter the port number of the matrix physically connected to the USB 2.0 extender unit into the Port field.
5. Confirm your settings by pressing the Apply button.
6. T
he USB 2.0 CON extender now has to be either assigned to an existing CON Device in the menu Definition > CON Devices
or a new CON Device has to be created for the assignment by pressing the New button.
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7. T
he USB 2.0 CPU extender now has to be either assigned to an existing CON Device in the Definition > CPU Devices menu
or a new CON Device has to be created for the assignment by pressing the New button.
8. I f you use parallel operation within the matrix, set the Release Time in the Configuration > Switch menu to 10 seconds or more
(see Section 4.11.6).
9. Restart all I/O boards on which USB 2.0 extenders have been configured or alternatively restart the matrix.
The USB 2.0 extenders are now configured and can be used.
NOTE: Created extender units are always set as fixed-port extenders. This configuration is necessary if you want to switch,
e.g. USB 2.0 connections via the matrix.
NOTE: To make a fixed port available again for Flex-Port extender units after deleting a fixed-port extender unit, you must restart
the I/O board.
4.8 EXTENDERS FOR UNI I/O BOARDS (USB 2.0/USB 3.0)
This section will help you to configure and use your USB 2.0/3.0 extenders. To use USB 3.0 extenders, you need at least one UNI
I/O board and SFP modules based on 6.25 Gbit/s for the matrix.
You have the following options to configure the system:
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > EXT Units in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-33. CONFIGURATION—EXT UNITS
1. Insert the SFP modules into the matrix and connect the extenders according to the required application.
One extender will be created for each SFP module in the EXT Units list. The appropriate names always start with “UNI.”
2. To configure a CON Unit, select one of the extenders in the EXT Units list that are physically connected to a USB CON Unit.
3. E
dit the extender by setting the USB-CON (standalone) option in the Input Signals field to Y for C#1. Set also the Universal-CPU
option in the Output Signals field to N for C#1.
4. To configure a CPU Unit, select one of the extenders in the Ext Units list that are physically connected to a USB CPU Unit.
5. Edit the extender by setting the USB-CPU (standalone) option in the Output Signals field to Y for C#1. Set also the Universal-CPU
option in the Input Signals field to N for C#1.
6. T
he edited EXT Units for the respective USB CON Units now have to be either assigned to an existing CON Device
or you have to create a new CON Device by using the New R. button for an assignment in the Configuration > CON Devices menu.
7. T
he edited EXT Units for the respective USB CPU Units now have to be either assigned to an existing CPU Device
or you have to create a new CPU Device by using the New R. button for an assignment in the Configuration > CPU Devices menu.
8. If you use parallel operation within the matrix, set the Release Time in the Configuration > Switch menu to 10 seconds or more.
9. Restart the matrix.
The USB extenders are completely configured now and can be used.
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ŠŠSelect Definition > EXT Units in the task area.
FIGURE 4-34. DEFINITION—EXT UNITS
1. Insert the SFP modules into the matrix and connect the extender according to the required application.
One extender will be created for each SFP module in the Ext Units list. The appropriate names always start with “UNI.”
2. To configure a CON Unit, select one of the extenders in the Ext Units list that are physically connected to a USB CON Unit.
3. S
elect the item UNI CON USB in the Type selection box of the Extender Type tab and confirm your settings by pressing
the Apply button.
4. Restart the I/O board upon request in the popup window by pressing the Yes button.
5. To configure a CPU Unit, select one of the extenders in the Ext Units list that are physically connected to a USB CPU Unit.
6. S
elect the item UNI CPU USB in the Type selection box of the Extender Type tab and confirm your settings by pressing
the Apply button.
7. Restart the I/O board upon request in the popup window by pressing the Yes button.
8. T
he edited EXT Units for the respecting USB CON Units now have to be either assigned to an existing CON Device
or you have to create a new CON Device by using the New button for an assignment in the Definition > CON Devices menu.
9. T
he edited EXT Units for the respecting USB CPU Units now have to be either assigned to an existing CPU Device
or you have to create a new CPU Device by using the New button for an assignment in the Definition > CPU Devices menu.
10. If you use parallel operation within the matrix, set the Release Time in the System > Switch menu to 10 s or more ().
The USB extenders are completely configured now and can be used.
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4.9 CONFIGURATION OF SDI
This section will help you to configure the matrix for the use of SDI. Using SDI requires at least one I/O board and appropriate SFP
modules according to the SDI video signal to be used.
OSD
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > EXT Units in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-35. CONFIGURATION—EXT UNITS
1. Insert the SFP modules into the matrix. One extender will be created for each SFP module in the EXT Units list. The appropriate
names always start with “UNI.”
2. To configure an SDI input, select one of the extenders in the EXT Units list that corresponds to the respective SFP and is
intended to be used as input.
3. E
dit the extender by setting the Universal-CPU option in the Output Signals field to Y for C#1. Set also the Universal-CON option
in the Input Signals field to N for C#1.
4. T
o configure an SDI output, select one of the extenders in the EXT Units list that corresponds to the respective SFP
and is intended to be used as output.
5. Edit the extender by setting the Universal-CON option in the Input Signals field to Y for C#1. Set also the Universal-CPU option
in the Output Signals field to N for C#1.
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6. The edited EXT Units for the SDI inputs now have to be either assigned to an existing CPU Device or you have to create
a new CPU Device by using the New R. button for an assignment in the Configuration > CPU Devices menu.
7. T
he edited EXT Units for the SDI outputs now have to be either assigned to an existing CON Device or you have to create
a new CON Device by using the New R. button for an assignment in the Configuration > CON Devices menu.
8. Restart the Matrix.
The SDI inputs and outputs are completely configured now and can be used.
JAVA TOOL
ŠŠSelect Definition > EXT Units in the task area.
FIGURE 4-36. DEFINITION—EXT UNITS
1. Insert the SFP modules into the matrix.
One extender will be created for each SFP module in the EXT Units list. The appropriate names always start with “UNI.”
2. To configure an SDI input, select one of the extenders in the EXT Units list that corresponds to the respective SFP and is
intended
to be used as input.
3. Select the item UNI CPU in the Type selection box of the Extender Type tab and confirm your settings by pressing the Apply
button.
4. Restart the I/O board upon request in the popup window by pressing the Yes button.
5. To configure an SDI output, select one of the extenders in the EXT Units list that corresponds to the respective SFP and is
intended to be used as output.
6. Select the item UNI CON in the Type selection box of the Extender Type tab and confirm your settings by pressing the Apply
button.
7. Restart the I/O board upon request in the popup window by pressing the Yes button.
8. T
he edited EXT Units for the SDI inputs now have to be either assigned to an existing CPU Device or you have to create
a new CPU Device by using the New R. button for an assignment in the Configuration > CPU Devices menu.
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9. T
he edited EXT Units for the SDI outputs now have to be either assigned to an existing CON Device or you have to create
a new CON Device by using the New R. button for an assignment in the Configuration > CON Devices menu.
The SDI inputs and outputs are completely configured now and can be used.
4.10 CPU SETTINGS
New CPU Devices are configured in this menu including their assignment to extenders.
The assignment helps to describe and switch more complex computer configurations (e.g. Quad-Head with USB 2.0) in the matrix.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-31. CPU SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
ID
Text
ID of the CPU Unit (see Section 4.4.2)
Name
Text
Name of the CPU Device
activated
Create new CPU Device as a virtual one
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Allow switching to the respective CPU Device in Private Mode
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Force switching to the respective CPU only in Private Mode
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Force showing a red frame when switching to the respective CPU
deactivated
Function not active (default)
Virtual Device
Allow Private
Force Private
Fix Frame
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > CPU Units in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-37. CONFIGURATION—CPU DEVICES
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-32. BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
New R.
Create a new real CPU device
New V.
Create a new virtual CPU device
Edit
Edit an existing CPU device
Delete
Delete an existing CPU device
Cancel
Reject changes
Save
Save changes
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ŠŠSelect Definition > CPU Devices in the task area.
FIGURE 4-38. DEFINITION—CPU DEVICES
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-33. BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
New
Open a new CPU device
Delete
Delete a new CPU device
Apply
Confirm a created CPU device
Cancel
Reject changes
>
Assign selected extender units
>>
Assign all available extender units
<
Remove selected extender units
<<
Remove all extender units
You can select the following keyboard commands.
TABLE 4-34. KEYBOARD COMMANDS
116
FUNCTION
KEYBOARD COMMAND
Change assignment number of EXT unit upwards
<+>
Change assignment number of EXT unit downwards
<->
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To create a new CPU Device, proceed as follows:
1. Press the New button.
2. Select a real CPU (Create a real CPU) or a virtual CPU (Create a virtual CPU) or a template of an existing CPU (Choose template).
NOTE: A template can only be used if there is at least one existing CPU Device.
3. Press the OK button.
4. Determine all parameters that are relevant for the CPU.
5. To confirm the new CPU, press the Apply button.
To access a new CPU via matrix, an assignment of one or more CPU type extender units is required. Proceed as follows:
1. Select the new CPU in the CPU Devices list.
2. Select one or more extenders in the Extender available list.
3. Perform the assignment by pressing the > button. To assign all available extenders to the CPU, press the >> button.
The assignments are displayed in the Extender assigned list.
4. Confirm the assignment by pressing the Apply button.
To remove an extender assignment, proceed as follows:
1. Select a CPU in the CPU Devices list.
2. Select one or more extenders in the Extender assigned list.
3. Remove the assignment with the < button. To remove all existing assignments, press the << button.
4. Confirm the removal with the Apply button.
4.11 CONSOLE SETTINGS
You have the option to perform the following console settings.
4.11.1 CON DEVICES
New CON Devices are created in this menu including access rights and assignment to extenders.
You have the following options to access the menu.
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You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-35. CON DEVICES SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
ID
Text
ID of the CON Unit (see Section 4.4.2)
Name
Text
Name of the CON Device
activated
Create new CON Device as a virtual one
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Allow activation of the User ACL at the local console
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Force user login at this CON Device
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
ŠŠWhen the video signal between source (computer, CPU) and the CPU Unit or the
connection between matrix and the CON Unit is lost, an orange frame will be
displayed.
Virtual Device
Allow User ACL
Force Login
LOS Frame
Allow CPU Scan
Force CPU scan
Scan Time
ŠŠWhen switching to a CPU without video signal, a blank screen will appear
surrounded by an orange frame.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Allow a scan mode with an automatic change of the video signal for the favorite list
(CPU Devices) of the respective console or a logged in user
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Force a scan mode with an automatic change of the video signal for the favorite list
(CPU Devices) of the respective console or a logged in user
deactivated
Function not active (default)
0-99 seconds
Retention period until switching to the next CPU Device
The favorite list will be replaced by a port list where the ports from 1-99 can be directly
selected at each matrix.
Port Mode
activated
NOTE: The selection only works for CPU Devices and has to be made according to the
switching of favorites.
When using the Port Mode, CON and User favorites will be deactivated
Redundancy OFF
118
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Function not active
deactivated
Automatically switch to the second link of a connected redundant CON Unit when
losing the primary link of a CPU Unit (default)
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > CON Devices in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-39. CONFIGURATION—CON DEVICES
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-36. BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
New R.
Create a real console
New V.
Create a virtual console
Edit
Edit an existing console
Delete
Delete an existing console
Cancel
Reject changes
Save
Save changes
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ŠŠSelect Definition > CON Devices in the task area.
FIGURE 4-40. DEFINITION—CON DEVICES
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-37. BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
New
Open a new CON device
Delete
Delete a new CON device
Apply
Confirm a created CON device
Cancel
Reject changes
>
Assign selected extender units
>>
Assign all available extender units
<
Remove the selected extender units
<<
Remove all extender units
You can select the following keyboard commands.
TABLE 4-38. KEYBOARD COMMANDS
120
FUNCTION
KEYBOARD COMMAND
Decrease assignment number of EXT unit
<+>
Increase assignment number of EXT unit
<->
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To create a new console, proceed as follows:
1. Press the New button.
2. Select a real console (Create a real Console) or a virtual console (Create a virtual Console) or a template of an existing console
(Choose template).
NOTE: A template can only be used if there is at least one existing CON Device.
3. Press the OK button.
4. Determine all parameters that are relevant for the console.
5. To confirm a created console, press the Apply button.
To run a CPU via a matrix, one or more CON Units (extender) must be assigned. To place an assignment, proceed as follows:
1. Select the console in the CON Devices list that has to be assigned to an extender.
2. Select the extender in the Extender available list that should be assigned to the CON.
3. P
erform the assignment by pressing the > button. To assign all available extenders to the console, press the >> button.
The assignments are displayed in the Extender assigned list.
4. Confirm the assignment by pressing the Apply button.
To remove an extender assignment, proceed as follows:
1. Select the console in the CON Devices list to be modified.
2. Select the extender(s) in the Extender assigned list to be removed.
3. Remove the assignment with the < button. To remove all existing assignments, press the << button.
4. Confirm the changes by pressing the Apply button.
To configure CPU access rights of consoles, proceed as follows:
1. Select a console in the CON Devices list.
2. Open the CPU Access Control tab.
3. Assign new access rights by using the right mouse button or the respective keyboard commands.
4. Confirm the configuration by pressing the Apply button.
You can select the following keyboard commands.
TABLE 4-39. KEYBOARD COMMANDS
FUNCTION
KEYBOARD COMMAND
Add CPU to Full Access list
<F>
Add CPU to Video Access list
<V>
Add CPU to No Access list
<N>
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4.11.2 MOUSE AND KEYBOARD
The OSD configuration for mouse and keyboard is made in this menu.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-40. MOUSE AND KEYBOARD SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
Hor. Speed 1/x
1–9
Adjustment of the horizontal mouse speed, 1 = slow, 9 = fast (default value: 4)
Ver. Speed 1/x
1–9
Adjustment of the vertical mouse speed, 1 = slow, 9 = fast (default value: 5)
Double Click
100–800
Adjustment of the time slot for a double click (default value: 200 ms)
Keyboard layout
Region
Set the OSD keyboard layout according to the used keyboard (default: German [DE])
Video Mode
Variable or specific resolution
Resolution that is used when opening OSD
NOTE: The mouse and keyboard settings are console specific and can be set separately for each console.
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > EXT Units in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-41. DEFINITION—EXT UNITS
You can select the following buttons.
TABLE 4-41. BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
Cancel
Reject changes
Save
Save changes
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > EXT Units in the task area.
NOTE: Mouse and keyboard settings are made in the OSD Data tab.
FIGURE 4-42. DEFINITION—EXT UNITS
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4.11.3 EXTENDER OSD
In this menu, the settings for the Extender OSD can be adjusted. These are local settings that can be made individually
for each console.
You can select the following Extender OSD settings.
TABLE 4-42. EXTENDER OSD SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
activated
When executing the key sequence for opening the OSD, a selection list for switching
CPU Devices will be displayed in the center of the monitor. Pressing the <F7> button
within the selection list opens the standard OSD.
deactivated
Function not active (default)
activated
Enable Extender OSD (default: YES)
deactivated
Function not active
activated
Update connection changes during fade-in of Extender OSD (default: YES)
deactivated
Function not active
Display Time
0–999 seconds
Duration of OSD fade-in (default: 10)
Horizontal Position
10 pixels
Horizontal OSD position (default: -2)
Vertical Position
10 pixels
Vertical OSD position (default: 2)
Enable CPU Selection List
Enable Connection Info
Update Connection Info
NOTE: When setting the horizontal OSD position, a prefixed minus describes the orientation to the right edge of the monitor,
e.g. -2 means 2 x 10 = 20 pixels to this edge. When setting a vertical position, a prefixed minus describes the orientation
to the bottom edge of the monitor.
If the Update Connections function is deactivated, the Extender OSD only appears when switching via OSD.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
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ŠŠSelect Configuration > EXT Units in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-43. CONFIGURATION—EXT UNITS
To change the Extender OSD settings, proceed as follows:
1. Select the console extender in the EXT Units list whose Extender OSD settings has to be adjusted.
2. When confirming the selection by pressing <Enter>, the respective console extender will be enabled for editing.
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ŠŠSelect Definition > EXT Units in the task area.
FIGURE 4-44. DEFINITION—EXT UNITS
To change the Extender OSD settings, proceed as follows:
1. Select the console extender in the EXT Units list for which the Extender OSD settings are to be adjusted.
2. Open the Extender OSD Data tab.
3. Adjust the desired settings and confirm your changes by pressing the Apply button.
4.11.4 FAVORITE LIST CONSOLES
Individual favorite lists of CPUs to be switched frequently can be created for all consoles in this menu. A favorite list can contain
up to 16 different CPUs.
The switching of the favorites is done via hotkey using the keyboard (see Section 5.1.1).
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
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ŠŠSelect Assignments > CON Favorites in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-45. ASSIGNMENTS—CON FAVORITES
To create a favorite list for your own console, proceed as follows:
1. Select a CPU to be moved to the favorite list on the CPU Devices list. Press <a> to move a CPU Device to the favorite list.
Press <r> to remove a CPU from the favorite list.
2. The order of the CPU devices within the favorite list can be changed by pressing <+> and <->.
3. Press the Save button to save the settings.
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ŠŠSelect the user in the working area of the CON Devices menu for the favorite list and open the Favorites tab.
FIGURE 4-46. DEFINITION—CON DEVICES
To create a favorite list for any console, proceed as follows:
1. Select the CPUs in the CPU available list that should be added to the favorite list (CPU assigned). At the same time, multiple CPU
Devices can be marked by pressing and holding <Ctrl>.
2. Press the > button to move the marked CPU Devices to the favorite list. If you press the >> button, the first eight CPU Devices
from the list will be moved to the favorite list (CPU assigned).
3. To change the order of marked CPU Devices within the favorite list, press <+> and <->.
4. T
o remove marked CPU Devices from the favorite list, press the < button. If you press the << button, all CPU Devices
will be removed from the favorite list.
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4.11.5 CONSOLE MACROS
In this menu, macro commands for switching, disconnection or user administration can be created. The macro commands
are created for each console separately.
A macro can execute up to 16 switching commands successively.
The execution of the macros is done via hotkey and the function keys <F1>-<F16> (see Section 5.1.3).
You can select the following settings.
TABLE 4-43. CONSOLE MACROS SETTINGS
FIELD
SELECTION
DESCRIPTION
Connect
(P1 = CON, P2 = CPU)
Set bidirectional connection from console P1 to CPU P2
Connect Video
Set video connection from console P1 to CPU P2
(P1=CON, P2=CPU)
Disconnect (P1=CON)
Disconnect console P1
Logout User
Logout current user
Set Real CPU
Assign a virtual CPU to a real CPU
(P1=VCPU, P2=RCPU)
Function (01–16)
Set Virtual CON
Assign a real console to a virtual console
(P1=RCON, P2=VCON)
Push (P1=CON)
The user’s KVM connection is forwarded to console P1 and is changed to a video only
connection.
Push Video (P1=CON)
The video signal of the current connection (KVM or video only) is forwarded to console
P1. The user’s connection remains unchanged (KVM or video only).
Get (P1=CON)
The console gets a KVM connection to the CPU that is currently connected to console
P1. The connection of console P1 is changed into a video only connection.
Get Video (P1=CON)
The console gets a video only connection to the CPU that is currently connected to
console P1. The connection of console P1 remains unchanged (KVM or video only).
Login User
Login a certain user P1 at console P2
P1
CON or CPU Device
Name of CON or CPU Device
P2
CPU or CPU Device
Name of CPU or CPU Device
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
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ŠŠSelect via Configuration > CON Macros in the main menu the console for which a console macro is to be created.
FIGURE 4-47. CONFIGURATION—CON MACROS
To create a macro for the selected console, proceed as follows:
1. Select in the Key field the function key (F1-F16) for which a macro should be created.
2. Select the respective place on the list (1-16) the key that should be set with a macro key.
3. Select for the highlighted position on the list a macro command in the Macro Data field.
4. Set the necessary parameters P1 and P2 (e.g. CON Devices or CPU Devices) for the selected macro command.
5. Confirm your inputs by pressing <Enter> and repeat the process for further macro commands, if necessary.
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ŠŠSelect the console in the working area of the Definition > CON Devices menu for which a macro has to be created and open
the Macros tab.
FIGURE 4-48. DEFINITION—CON DEVICES
To create a macro for the selected console, proceed as follows:
1. Select in the Key field the function key (F1-F16) for which a macro has to be created.
2. Select in the Function column the commands that should be part of the macro. The selection list will be opened by a double-click
on the empty fields.
3. Select the respective parameters for the macro functions (e.g. corresponding consoles and CPUs) in the P1 and P2 columns.
4. Confirm your inputs by pressing the Apply button.
For an efficient macro configuration, the following context functions are available:
ŠŠWhen clicking on the Macros tab, macros can be assigned to other consoles by using the Assign Macros to ... function
and can be copied from other consoles by using the Copy Macros from ... function.
ŠŠWhen clicking on the macro list, macros of the selected key can be copied into the cache by using the Copy Key Macros function.
You can paste the macros from the cache into a key by using the Paste Key Macros function and you can reset all macros
of the selected key by using the Reset Key Macros function.
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4.11.6 SHARED OPERATION
This menu enables shared operation of a CPU Device by two or more CON Devices. A CPU Device can be controlled by only one CON
Device at a time but can be taken over successively by other CON Devices. Control of a CPU Unit by a CON Unit is relinquished
after the expiration of an inactivity timer associated with the controlling CON Device. The mouse or keyboard may also be used
to take control.
To allow a smooth and accurate function of the shared operation, you should use identical mice and keyboards.
They should be connected to the same USB-HID ports of each CON Unit.
The alternative is using USB-HID Ghosting (see Section 5.11).
When taking over control within 10 seconds, any assigned USB 2.0 / 3.0 extenders, if available, will not be switched because
of security and stability aspects.
You have the following options to configure shared operation.
OSD
OSD
ŠŠSelect via Configuration > Switch in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-49. CONFIGURATION—SWITCH
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To configure shared operation, proceed as follows:
1. Activate the Enable Video Sharing function.
2. Activate the Force Connect function.
3. Activate the Keyboard Connect function, if taking over control by a keyboard event should be possible.
4. Activate the Mouse Connect function, if taking over control by a keyboard movement should be possible.
5. Define a Release Time of inactivity (0–999 sec.) after which control can be taken over.
JAVA TOOL
ŠŠSelect via System > Switch in the task area.
FIGURE 4-50. SYSTEM—SWITCH
To configure shared operation, proceed as follows:
1. Activate the Enable Video Sharing function.
2. Activate the Force Connect function.
3. Activate the Keyboard Connect function, if taking over control by a keyboard event is to be permitted.
4. Activate the Mouse Connect function, if taking over control by a keyboard movement should be possible.
5. Define a Release Time of inactivity (0 - 999 sec.) after which control can be taken over.
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4.11.7 MULTI-SCREEN CONTROL
This menu configures the USB-HID switching operation, allowing a CON Device with several monitors to control several connected
sources (computers, CPUs). Smooth switching can be performed for up to four connected sources by dragging the mouse pointer
beyond the respective monitor to an adjacent one.
Monitors can be arranged side-by-side or in a grid layout.
CAUTION: When using sources (computers, CPUs) in multi-head operation (e.g. dual-head), switching only works manually
via keyboard commands. Noncompliance may have a negative influence on the stability of the system.
When using CON Units with the possibility to connect a local source (computer, CPU) in a Multi-Screen Control environment, the local
switching will be disabled.
NOTE: To enable Multi-Screen Control, all Extender Units assigned to the related CON Device, must be physically connected
to the same block of 4 ports on the I/O board of the matrix.
CON Units that have been already configured for Multi-Screen Control can be connected together to other blocks of 4 ports.
In this case, any further configuration is not necessary; their functionality will remain as set previously.
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
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ŠŠSelect Assignments > Multi-Screen Control in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-51. ASSIGNMENTS—MULTI-SCREEN CONTROL
To configure the Multi-Screen Control, proceed as follows:
1. In the Arrangement field, select the layout for the CON Device you want to configure (1 x 4 or 2 x 2). The fields for the configuration
of the individual displays will be arranged accordingly.
2. Activate Manual option, if USB-HID switching is to be restricted to keyboard commands (see Section 5.6). Manual switching allows
the use of multi-head consoles.
3. Ensure that the Enabled option is set to Y on all displays in order to activate the respective display for Multi-Screen Control.
4. Select one or more control displays within the CON Device by setting the Control function to Y in the display field. Control displays
are referred to the extender units within the Multi-Screen Control that are connected to keyboard and mouse.
5. When using the Owner function, you can determine which control display is permitted for USB-HID switching to the different
displays. Select that display from the list. To make a display accessible to all neighboring control displays, set the Owner function
to shared.
6. Use the Frame function to configure a red frame that shows the current display with mouse control after the expiration
of a selectable timer. The frame to fade in can be individually activated by using a timer >0 seconds.
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ŠŠSelect Assignment > Multi-Screen Control in the task area.
FIGURE 4-52. ASSIGNMENTS—MULTI-SCREEN CONTROL
To configure the Multi-Screen Control, proceed as follows:
1. Select the block of four ports in the list of the working area that should be configured for Multi-Screen Control. Only blocks of four
ports that contain at least one CON Unit are shown.
2. Activate Manual option, if the USB-HID switching is to be restricted to keyboard commands (see Section 5.6). Manual switching
allows the use of multi-head consoles.
3. I n the Arrangement field, select the layout for the CON Devices you want to configure (1 x 4 or 2 x 2). The fields for the
configuration of the individual displays will be arranged accordingly.
4. Select one or more control displays within the CON Device by setting the Control function to Y in the respective display field.
Control displays are referred to the extender units within the Multi-Screen Control that are connected to keyboard and mouse.
5. When using the Owner function, you can determine which control display is permitted for USB-HID switching to the different
displays. Select that display from the list. To make a display accessible for all neighboring control displays, set the Owner function
to shared.
6. Use the Frame function to configure a red frame that shows the current display with mouse control after the expiration
of a selectable timer. The frame to fade-in can be individually activated by using a timer >0 seconds.
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4.12 SAVING AND LOADING CONFIGURATIONS
You have the option to set the following administration of configurations.
4.12.1 ACTIVE CONFIGURATION
You have the following option to access the menu.
OSD
ŠŠSelect Configuration > Save in the main menu.
By selecting this menu item, the active configuration of the matrix is saved to the permanent matrix memory. By default, the last
configuration that has been saved in this way will be restored after a restart of the matrix.
NOTE: Changing or saving configurations blocks the matrix memory and leads to a freeze of all OSD menus for a few seconds.
The switching connections are not affected by this freeze.
If you select Auto Save within the system settings, an additional automatic saving of the configuration will be periodically performed
(see Secton 4.3.2).
4.12.2 SAVING CONFIGURATION (INTERNAL)
In this menu, the current matrix configuration is saved to predefined storage locations. However, it does not replace the buffering
of configuration (see Section 4.12.1).
You have the following options to access the menu.
OSD
In Active, the name and detailed information of the current configuration are shown. This configuration can be saved.
In Default and File #1 to File #8, the name and detailed information of the respective saved configuration are shown. These storage
locations can be overwritten.
The storage location to be overwritten by the current configuration must be selected explicitly.
The current configuration will be saved to this storage location and will be shown immediately in the menu. The previously saved
configuration saved to this storage location is deleted.
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You have the possibility to save the created configuration within eight storage locations in the matrix (File #1 – File #8).
Additionally, a configuration can also be saved as default configuration.
1. Select Configuration > Save As… in the main menu.
2. Select the required storage location (File #1 – File #8) or Default.
FIGURE 4-53. CONFIGURATION—SAVE AS
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To save the configuration into the matrix memory, proceed as follows:
1. Select File > Upload in the menu bar.
2. Enter the IP address of the matrix, your user name and your password and press the Next button to confirm your inputs.
3. Select the storage location where the configuration will be saved (default or config01–config08) and press the OK button to
confirm.
FIGURE 4-54. FILE—UPLOAD
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4.12.3 LOADING CONFIGURATION (INTERNAL)
Previously saved configurations are loaded in this menu.
You have the following options to load configurations from files.
OSD
In Active, the currently loaded configuration is displayed.
In addition to the default configuration, up to eight further configurations can be loaded.
The selection of the configuration to be loaded can be made between eight personalizable configurations and the default settings.
The selected configuration is immediately loaded and displayed in the menu as Active. The previously active configuration is
deleted.
OSD
1. Select Configuration > Open in the main menu.
2. Select the desired configuration.
3. Load the configuration by pressing <Enter>.
FIGURE 4-55. CONFIGURATION—OPEN
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1. Select Administration > Activate Configuration during online mode in the task area.
2. Select the desired configuration.
3. Load the configuration by pressing the Activate button.
FIGURE 4-56. ADMINISTRATION—ACTIVATE CONFIGURATION
4.12.4 SAVING CONFIGURATIONS (EXTERNAL)
Configurations can be saved as files that can be stored independent of the matrix.
You have the following option to access the menu.
1. Select File > Save As in the menu bar.
2. Enter a name for the configuration.
3. Select the directory of the configuration on your storage medium where it is to be saved.
NOTE: Configurations are always saved in a file with the ending dtc.
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FIGURE 4-57. FILE—SAVE AS
4.12.5 LOADING CONFIGURATIONS (EXTERNAL)
Externally saved configurations are opened and activated in this menu.
You have the following option to load configurations from files.
1. Select File > Open… during offline mode and select the storage location of the configuration file that has to be opened.
2. Open the configuration by pressing the Open button.
3. Select File > Upload in the menu bar to transfer the opened configuration to the matrix. Enter the necessary parameters.
4. Select Matrix > Connect in the menu bar to make a connection between the matrix and the Java tool. Enter the necessary
parameters.
5. Select Administration > Activate Configuration and select the configuration to be activated.
6. Confirm the process with the Activate button.
The opened configuration is activated.
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FIGURE 4-58. FILE—OPEN
4.13 EXPORT AND IMPORT OPTIONS
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch offers the ability to read out available configuration lists (extender, CPUs, consoles and users)
for export and import again via Java tool. You have the following option to handle configuration lists.
Exported configuration lists are always saved in .csv format that allows offline editing with common spreadsheet applications.
You have the following option to export or import configuration lists:
4.13.1 EXPORT OPTIONS
Configuration lists are exported in this menu. In order to export, proceed as follows:
1. Select File > Export in the menu bar.
2. After opening the menu, select the list to export (Extender, CPU, Console or User).
3. Select the storage location for the export file.
4. Confirm the export with the Finish button.
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FIGURE 4-59. FILE—EXPORT
4.13.2 IMPORT OPTIONS
Configuration lists are imported in this menu. To import, proceed as follows:
1. Select File > Import in the menu bar of an offline configuration.
2. After opening the menu, select the list to import (Extender, CPU, Console or User).
3. Select the directory of the list to import.
4. Confirm the import with the Finish button.
NOTE: Importing configuration lists is only possible in offline configurations.
FIGURE 4-60. FILE—IMPORT
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4.14 MATRIX CASCADING
This simple method of cascading allows a switchable connection between two matrices via Tie Lines.
The Matrix Cascading does not require Bundle 4.
This kind of configuration may become necessary if the number of ports in the entire system has to be increased or if certain
important connections should be distributed to several matrices because of redundancy.
The Tie Lines are unidirectional and can only be used in one direction according to their configuration. For bidirectional use
of cascading, you have to configure opposite Tie Lines.
To connect Tie Lines to the matrices, you have to create intended Master/Slave CON and Master/Slave CPU Devices
that have to be switched within the cascaded environment.
You have the following options to configure Matrix Cascading:
OSD
GENERAL PREPARATION
1. Define a Master Matrix. All further matrices will be configured as Sub Matrices in the configuration process.
2. Ensure that the Tie Lines will only be connected after finishing the configuration.
OSD
ŠŠSelect Configuration > EXT Units in the main menu of the master matrix.
FIGURE 4-61. CONFIGURATION—EXT UNITS
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1. Press the New button. A new Extender Unit will be created that is needed for the connection of Tie Lines.
2. Enter an appropriate extender name into the Name field.
3. Enter a port number into the Port field according to the required connection of the Tie Line.
4. If the Tie Line should be directed from the Sub to the Master, set the Cascade-CON option to Y (C#1) in the Input Signals column.
If the Tie Line should be directed from the Master to the Sub, set the Cascade-CPU option to Y (C#1) in the Output Signals
column.
5. Save your settings by pressing the Okay button.
6. If you have created a Master/Slave CON Unit, select Configuration > CON Devices in the main menu of the master matrix and
press the New R button. A switchable CON Device will be created.
7. I f you have created a Master/Slave CPU Unit, select Configuration > CPU Devices in the main menu of the master matrix and
press the New R button. A switchable CPU Device will be created.
8. Enter an appropriate Device name into the Name field.
9. A
ssign the previously configured Extender Unit to the just created Device by moving the Extender Unit from the Ext available field
into the Ext assigned field and save your settings.
10. Repeat steps 1 to 9 for the Sub Matrix.
11. Select Configuration > System in the main menu of the Sub Matrix and set the Sub Matrix option to Y.
T
he OSD of the Sub Matrix will immediately freeze and will be only accessible by using the keyboard command <Hotkey>, <s>,
<o>.
12. Restart all I/O boards on which any Master/Slave CON or CPU Units have been configured or alternatively restart the matrix.
13. Connect the Tie Lines to the matrices. Ensure that each Master/Slave CON on one matrix is connected to Master/Slave CPU
on the other matrix to achieve switchability between two matrices.
The Matrix Casacading is now configured and can be used. Additional Tie Lines are configured accordingly. The use of cascading
is described in Section 5.1.4.
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1. Connect to the Master Matrix and activate the Online Configuration Mode.
2. Select the menu Definition > EXT Units in the task area and press the New button. A popup window opens.
FIGURE 4-62. DEFINITION—EXT UNITS
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3. I f the Tie Line should be directed from the Sub to the Master, select Master/Slave CON Unit in the Choose Extender Type
selection box. If the Tie Line should be directed from the Sub to the Master, select Master/Slave CPU Unit in the Choose Extender
Type selection box.
4. Enter an appropriate extender name into the Name field.
5. Enter a port number into the Port field according to the required connection of the Tie Line.
6. Confirm your settings by pressing the Apply button.
7. I f you have created a Master/Slave CON Unit, select Definition > CON Devices in the task area of the master matrix and press
the New button. A switchable CON Device will be created.
8. I f you have created a Master/Slave CPU Unit, select Definition > CPU Devices in the task area of the Master Matrix and press
the New button. A switchable CPU Device will be created.
9. Enter an appropriate extender name into the Name field.
10. Assign the previously configured Extender Unit to the just created Device by moving the Extender Unit from the Extender
available field into the Extender assigned field and save your settings by pressing the Apply button.
11. Connect to the Sub Matrix and repeat steps 1 to 10.
12. Select System > System Data in the task area of the Sub Matrix and activate the Sub Matrix option.
The OSD of the Sub Matrix will immediately freeze and will be only accessible by using the keyboard command <Hotkey>, <s>, <o>.
13. Restart all I/O boards on which any Master/Slave CON or CPU Units have been configured or alternatively restart the matrix.
14. Connect the Tie Lines to the matrices. Ensure that each Master/Slave CON on one matrix is connected to Master/Slave CPU
on the other matrix in order to achieve switchability between two matrices.
The Matrix Cascading is now configured and can be used. Additional Tie Lines are configured accordingly. The use of cascading
is described in Section 5.1.4.
4.15 MATRIX GRID
In this menu, you can configure a Matrix Grid to connect two or more matrices. This kind of configuration may be necessary
if the number of ports in the entire system has to be increased or if certain important connections should be distributed to several
matrices because of redundancy.
The connections between two matrices have to be established by Grid Lines that are connected between particular I/O ports as
connecting links. The Grid Lines can be used bidirectionally and can respectively handle a full access connection of a CON Device
to a CPU Device.
The number of Grid Lines in the system specifies if a CON Device can be switched to a CPU Device in Non-Blocking Access
or in Blocking Access and has to be separately determined for each Grid environment.
In this case, Non-Blocking Access means that a Grid Line for a cross-matrix switching operation of a CON Device to a CPU Device
is available at any time.
Blocking Access means that for a certain switching operation no Grid Line may be available according to the switching status
within the Grid. As a result, no cross-matrix switching will be possible.
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You have the following options to configure Matrix Grid:
OSD
ADMINISTRATION OF SETTINGS
Within a Matrix Grid, you have to differ between settings that have to be made locally for each matrix and settings that can be made
globally so that they are valid for the whole Matrix Grid.
The settings in the following menus have to be made separately for each matrix or within the master matrix to affect all matrices
in the Grid:
System, Access, Switch, Network, Date + Time, SNMP, Matrix Grid, Multi-Screen Control
The settings in the following menus have to be made globally and only once within the Matrix Grid:
EXT Units, CPU Devices, CON Devices, User, CON Macros, User Macros, CON Favorites, User Favorites, Virtual CPU Devices,
Virtual CON Devices
NOTE: If global settings are made in the respective menus, they will be immediately available on each matrix within the Matrix Grid.
GENERAL PREPARATION
The following requirements have to be fulfilled before starting the Matrix Grid configuration:
1. The Matrix Grid function (Bundle 4) must be activated on all matrices to be connected to the Grid by a license key
(see Section 4.17).
2. Firmware V03.10 must be installed on all matrices to be connected to the Grid.
3. All matrices to be connected to the Grid must be within the same TCP/IP network (see Section 4.4.5).
4. The port 5556 needed for network communication must not be blocked by a firewall.
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OSD
To configure a Matrix Grid, proceed as follows. The following configuration steps have to be repeated for each matrix separately:
ŠŠSelect Configuration > System in the main menu.
FIGURE 4-63. CONFIGURATION—SYSTEM
1. Enter a unique name for each matrix into the Device field. Each name only may exist once within the Matrix Grid.
2. Enter a unique Grid name into the Name field. The Grid name has to be same within all Grid matrices.
3. Select Configuration > Matrix Grid in the main menu.
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FIGURE 4-64. CONFIGURATION—MATRIX GRID
4. Activate the Enable Matrix Grid function.
5. Write all device names of the Grid matrices into the Matrix Grid list, starting in the left column. Based on the listings, a Grid master
will be automatically determined for the Matrix-Grid. The more on the top a matrix is listed in the matrix Grid list, the more likely
the matrix is considered in the automatic master selection, provided that certain criteria like system availability are fulfilled.
6. Activate the single matrices in the Matrix Grid list by enabling the Y (YES) function.
7. Enter the number of chassis ports for each matrix (8, 16, 32, 48, 64, 80, 160 or 288).
8. Restart all matrices, beginning with the master matrix.
The Matrix Grid can be used now and offers the possibility for a cross-matrix switching of CON Devices to CPU Devices.
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ŠŠTo use the Matrix Grid, execute the configuration wizard in the menu System > Matrix Grid. It guides you through the
configuration
of Matrix Grids.
FIGURE 4-65. SYSTEM—MATRIX GRID
4.16 FIRMWARE UPDATE
4.16.1 MATRIX UPDATE
The firmware of the matrix can be updated in this menu.
You have the following option to access the menu:
JAVA TOOL
NOTE: To update the matrix, only use computers that are not integrated into the KVM extender / matrix setup.
Ensure that the computer used for the update is not set into standby mode or sleep mode during the update.
Ensure that your configuration has been saved externally before you start the update.
For network stability, we do NOT recommend updating via a WLAN.
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PREPARATION
Take the following steps to prepare for the matrix update:
1. Save the matrix configuration externally (see Section 4.12.4).
2. Open Extras > Options in the menu bar and insert in the setting Firmware Directory the directory from which the update files
should be standardly sourced.
3. Put all hot spare boards into the matrix.
4. Activate the Syslog function (see Section 4.12.4) for the monitoring of the update, if unlocked via license key.
NOTE: Ensure that all USB 2.0 extenders are only connected to the provided ports (fixed ports) before you start the matrix update.
Non-compliance may affect the stability of the update.
PERFORMING THE UPDATE
Take the following steps in order to be prepared for the matrix update:
1. Select Administration > Update Matrix Firmware in the task area.
All components of the matrix that can be updated will be automatically selected and highlighted in green.
FIGURE 4-66. ADMINSTRATION—UPDATE MATRIX FIRMWARE
2. Start the update by pressing the Update button in the appearing pop up window.
3. Restart the Matrix after the update by pressing the Restart matrix button in the lower part of the working area.
For a safe initialization of the matrix, we recommend a cold start (power cycle).
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4.16.2 EXTENDER UPDATE
The firmware of the extenders connected to the matrix can be updated in this menu.
You have the following option to access the menu:
PREPARATION
Take the following steps in order to be prepared for the extender update:
1. Save the matrix configuration externally (see Section 2.9). Open Extras > Options in the menu bar and insert the name
of the directory from which the update files should be sourced in Firmware Directory.
2. Connect all hot spare extenders to the matrix.
CAUTION: For network stability, an update via WLAN is not recommended.
PERFORMING THE UPDATE IN STANDARD MODE (PARALLEL UPDATE)
1. Select Administration > Update EXT Firmware in the task area. The standard mode for the parallel update will be selected
by default and the Upload Firmware tab will be opened.
FIGURE 4-67. ADMINISTRATION—UPDATE EXT FIRMWARE
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2. Before the actual update process, all firmware files have to be uploaded to the respective I/O boards on that extenders will have
to be updated. If a newer firmware is available, appropriate I/O boards will be automatically selected for the upload in the Selected
column and highlighted in green.
3. Start the upload and distribution of the update files by pressing the Upload button.
NOTE: By performing the upload process, no update files will be installed. The update process can be performed at a later time.
If all I/O cards are not selected, the upload of the update files will be performed in sequence.
4. After finishing the upload process, successful completion will be confirmed by a popup message. If you want to directly start
the actual update process, you will have to confirm this by pressing the Yes button. You will be immediately forwarded to the
Update Firmware tab.
NOTE: When updating an identical or an older firmware version than the version currently installed, the Force Update option
in the lower part of the working area must be enabled.
FIGURE 4-68. ADMINISTRATION—UPDATE EXT FIRMWARE
5. Start the actual update process by pressing the Update button.
NOTE: Just before the update process, all affected I/O boards will be set into Service Mode and retrieved gradually after finishing
the respective updates.
PERFORMING THE UPDATE IN EXPERT MODE (SEQUENTIAL UPDATE)
Take the following steps in order to be prepared for the extender update:
1. Select Administration > Update EXT Firmware and select Expert Mode in the upper part of the working area. All extenders
that can be updated will be automatically selected and highlighted in green.
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FIGURE 4-69. ADMINISTRATION—UPDATE EXT FIRMWARE
2. Set the matrix into Service Mode upon request in the popup window or via Matrix > Activate Service Mode in the menu bar.
During activation, all matrix functions are disabled on the I/O boards on which an update is currently performed. An OSD picture
indicates the activation of the Service Mode and is displayed on all monitors that are connected to the matrix via a CON device.
In addition, the Service Mode is indicated by a red tool icon in the lower part of the working area.
FIGURE 4-70. OSD VIEW—SERVICE MODE
3. Start the update by pressing the Update button in the lower part of the working area.
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4. Quit Service Mode after updating after responding to the confirmation request in the popup window or via Matrix > Deactivate
Service Mode in the task area.
5. Verify after the update in the Java tool via Administration > Update EXT Firmware in the Protocol tab of the Expert Mode
that the updates for all extenders have been installed correctly.
4.17 LICENSE MANAGEMENT
In this menu, the matrix can be upgraded with new function bundles by installation of license keys.
To obtain license keys to upgrade matrix functions, contact Black Box Technical Support at 877-877-2269 or info@blackbox.com.
You have the following option to access the menu.
JAVA TOOL
To activate a function bundle, proceed as follows:
1. Select Administration > Miscellaneous > License Management in the task area.
FIGURE 4-71. ADMINISTRATION—MISCELLANEOUS—LICENSE MANAGEMENT
2. Enter your license key in the working area under Activate Bundles in the License Key field.
3. To activate the license key, press the Activate button. The new functions will be immediately enabled; a restart of the matrix
will not be necessary.
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The Modular KVM Matrix Switches can be operated in three different ways.
1. Direct Switching
ŠŠvia a keyboard connected to a CON port and the favorites
ŠŠby a macro keyboard connected to a console port
2. OSD
ŠŠvia keyboard/mouse directly connected to the CPU board of the matrix
ŠŠvia keyboard/mouse connected to a CON Unit and the OSD
3. External Switching Commands
ŠŠvia an external computer via Java tool (network connection required)
ŠŠvia a media control (network or serial connection required)
5.1 OPERATION VIA HOTKEYS
5.1.1 DIRECT SWITCHING
Direct switching by favorites on a keyboard is the fastest way for a user to switch at his console between different CPUs.
This offers the option to switch video, keyboard and mouse or video only.
DIRECT SWITCHING OF VIDEO, KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
1. Start Command Mode with the hotkey. Shift and Scroll LEDs on the keyboard will flash if Command Mode is activated.
2. Enter the index number of the new CPU from the list of favorites and confirm with <Enter>.
At the same time, the Command Mode is closed and the console is connected to the new CPU, which takes over complete control.
Example: Switching to favorite CPU 7 with video, keyboard and mouse
<left Shift>, <left Shift>, <7>, <Enter>
NOTE: Fastest switching time can be achieved by using identical mice, keyboards and monitors. This contributes to a smooth and
seamless direct switching of the matrix.
SWITCHING IN PRIVATE MODE
1. Start Command Mode with the hotkey. Shift and Scroll LEDs on the keyboard will flash if command mode is activated.
2. Enter the index number of the new CPU from the list of favorites and confirm with <left Shift>, <Enter> pressed at the same time.
At the same time, the Command Mode is closed and the console is connected to the new CPU with complete control in Private
Mode.
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Example: Switching to favorite CPU 3 in Private Mode
<left Shift>, <left Shift>, <3>, <left Shift>, <Enter>
DIRECT SWITCHING OF VIDEO
1. Start Command Mode with the hotkey.
Shift and Scroll LEDs on the keyboard will flash if command mode is activated.
2. Enter the index number of the new CPU from the list of favorites and confirm with <Space>.
At the same time, Command Mode is closed and the console is connected to the new CPU with video only.
Example: Switching to favorite CPU 1 with video only
<left Shift>, <left Shift>, <1>, <Space>
SWITCH TO PREVIOUS CPU
1. Start Command Mode with the hotkey. Shift and Scroll LEDs on the keyboard will flash if Command Mode is activated.
2. Press the key <p> of your keyboard.
At the same time, Command Mode is closed and the console is connected to the previous CPU with complete control.
NOTE: If you switch to a CPU that was previously connected with Video Access only, you will be connected to this CPU with full
KVM access.
NOTE: You can only switch to valid, unused CPUs using hotkeys. The options Force Connect and Force Disconnect as well as the
restrictions of the User ACL and CON ACL are taken into account.
Hotkeys are only supported if neither Enable User Login nor the Enable User ACL is selected and the user is logged in the OSD.
DISCONNECT CURRENT CONNECTION
1. Start Command Mode with the hotkey. Shift and Scroll LEDs on the keyboard will flash if Command Mode is activated.
2. Press the <Backspace> key on your keyboard.
The Command Mode is closed and the console is disconnected from the previous connected CPU.
5.1.2 SCAN MODE
Scan Mode enables fast switching between video signals from different CPUs registered as favorites without continuously
using the hotkey.
Switching between two video signals can even take place within one frame.
1. Start command mode with the hotkey. Shift and Scroll LEDs on the keyboard will flash if command mode is activated.
2. Press the key <Left Shift> and hold it down. You can now enter the index numbers of the various CPUs from the list of favorites
with the keyboard and immediately switch to the video signal of the respective CPU after entering the index number.
3. Leave Scan Mode by pressing <Left Shift> + <Esc>.
NOTE: Optimal results can be achieved by the use of as identical resolutions as possible. This contributes to a smooth and
seamless function of the scan mode.
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5.1.3 FUNCTION KEYS <F1>–<F6>
In Command Mode, you can retrieve the macros 1–16 with the function keys <F1>–<F16> on the connected standard keyboard
instead of the special macro keyboard.
The stored command sequence for the appropriate function key is executed and Command Mode is left immediately.
NOTE: It is not necessary to use <Enter> to confirm selection of macros.
5.1.4 ADDRESSING OF MAIN AND SUB MATRICES
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch can be cascaded over two levels. You can send the commands (including opening the OSD)
to either the main or the sub matrix.
When in command mode, you can select whether commands should be handled in the main or the sub matrix.
OSD Access
ŠŠOSD access to the main matrix: <Left Shift>, <Left Shift>, <m> (optional), <o>
ŠŠOSD access to the sub matrix: <Left Shift>, <Left Shift>, <s>, <o>
To do a cross-matrix switching, proceed as follows:
1. Open the OSD of the master matrix with the following keyboard sequence:
<hotkey>, <o>
2. Select the CPU device configured as Tie Line in the CPU selection list and press <Enter> to switch.
3. Open the OSD of the sub matrix with the following keyboard command:
<hotkey>, <s>, <o>
4. Select your target CPU in the CPU selection list of the sub matrix.
NOTE: The selected master matrix / sub matrix mode is permanently activated until the other mode will be manually activated.
This means that if you select <s>, all prospective commands will be sent to the sub matrix, but not if the Command Mode
is left in the meantime.
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5.2 KVM SWITCHING
You have the following option to perform switching operations with the Modular KVM Matrix Switch.
OSD
OSD
ŠŠSelect Switch in the main menu.
Press <F8> to show inactive CPU devices to expand the current view.
FIGURE 5-1. SWITCH MENU
To switch the console to any available CPU, proceed as follows:
1. Select in the CPU Devices list on the left hand side that one that should be connected to the CON Device.
2. Confirm desired connection type with the appropriate keyboard command.
Switching operations from the own CON Device can only be performed on CPU Devices that are available in the CPU Devices list.
NOTE: Listed CPU Devices highlighted in red color are currently connected in Private Mode and are blocked by the connected CON
Device.
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SWITCHING VIA SELECTION LIST FOR CPU DEVICES
The matrix offers the ability to execute KVM switching operations via a selection list for CPU Devices next to the OSD in full screen.
To use the selection list for CPU Devices, proceed as follows:
1. Activate the Enable CPU Selection List option in the Configuration menu for those consoles where the selection list
for CPU Devices should be available.
2. Execute the key sequence for opening the OSD. The selection list immediately appears in the preset position of the extender OSD.
NOTE: Pressing <F8> hides inactive CPU Devices to provide a clearer overview.
3. Execute the desired switching operation by pressing the respective key (see Section 5.3). To prevent a switching operation and
access OSD, press <F7>. To close the selection list, press <Esc>.
FIGURE 5-2. SELECTION LIST CPU DEVICES
ACTIVATING THE AUTOMATIC SCAN MODE FOR CPU DEVICES
The matrix offers the ability to use a scan mode based on the favorite list of each console or user. Scan mode allows the matrix to
switch in sequence between the CPU Devices in the favorite list within a predefined time. All scans are performed in video only mode.
To configure scan mode, refer to Section 4.11.1.
You have the following option to activate the scan mode:
OSD
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To activate scan mode, proceed as follows:
1. Define a favorite list for the respective CON Device or user (see Section 4.11.4 for CON Devices or see Section 4.5.2 for users).
2. Start Command Mode with the hotkey and press <o> to open OSD.
3. Select one of the CPU Devices in the CPU selection list that are defined in your favorite list.
4. Confirm your selection by pressing the CPU Scanner button. The scan will automatically start.
5. If you have enabled the Force CPU Scan option, the scan will automatically start after switching the respective CON Device
to any CPU Device from the favorite list without the need to press the CPU Scanner button.
5.3 EXTENDED SWITCHING
You have the following option to perform switching operations with the Modular KVM Matrix Switch.
OSD
OSD
To switch any console to any available CPU, proceed as follows:
ŠŠSelect Extended Switch in the main menu.
NOTE: Pressing <F8> hides inactive CPU Devices to provide a clearer overview.
FIGURE 5-3. EXTENDED SWITCH MENU
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1. Select in the CON Devices list on the left hand side the one that should be switched to a CPU Device and open it by pressing
<Enter>.
2. Select in the CPU Devices list on the left hand side that one that should be connected to the open CON Device.
3. Confirm the desired connection type with the respective keyboard command.
Switching operations from the user’s CON Device can only be performed on CPU Devices that are available in the CPU Devices list.
The following information is shown in this menu.
TABLE 5-1. EXTENDED SWITCH MENU OPTIONS
FIELD
DESCRIPTION
CON device
Assigned physical extender unit (CON Unit)
CON assigned
Virtual CON Device that is assigned to the real CON Device
CPU connected
Currently connected CPU Device
CON status
Current connection status (CON Device)
EXT list
List of all available physical extender units (CON Units)
CPU device
Assigned physical extender unit (CPU Unit)
CPU assigned
Real CPU Device that is assigned to a virtual CPU Device
CON connected
Currently connected CON Device
CPU status
Current connection status (CPU Device)
EXT list
List of all available physical extender units (CPU Units)
You can select the following switching functions.
TABLE 5-2. SWITCHING FUNCTIONS
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FUNCTION
KEYBOARD COMMAND
Set a video only connection
<Space>
Set a KVM connection
<Enter>
Set a KVM connection in private mode (video sharing disabled).
<Shift> + <Enter>
Disconnect a CON Device from a CPU Device.
<Backspace>
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JAVA TOOL
You have two options to perform switching operations for the Modular KVM Matrix Switch via Java tool.
Possibility 1:
ŠŠSelect Control > Extended Switch in the task area.
FIGURE 5-4. CONTROL—EXTENDED SWITCH
All connected consoles and the associated CPU connections are shown in columns in the working area in this menu.
NOTE: Switching operations can only be performed in online mode. That means an active network connection is required between
the matrix and the Java Tool.
ŠŠTo set a KVM connection between a console and a CPU, double-click on the corresponding selection box within the Full Access
column and select the requested CPU.
ŠŠTo set a video connection between a console and a CPU, double-click on the corresponding selection box within the Video Only
column and select the requested CPU.
ŠŠTo set a Private Mode connection between a console and a CPU, double-click on the corresponding selection box within the
Private Mode column and select the requested CPU.
NOTE: If a CPU console does not have access rights, it will not appear in the list.
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The following symbols are shown in the connection overview.
TABLE 5-3. SYMBOLS
SYMBOL
DESCRIPTION
CON Device is connected via Shared Access with at least one further console to the same CPU. The CON Device has Full
Access at the moment.
CON Device is connected via Shared Access with at least one further console to the same CPU. The CON Device has a Video
Access connection at the moment.
You can use the following buttons to perform a switching operation.
TABLE 5-4. SWITCHING BUTTONS
BUTTON
FUNCTION
Send
Send switching operations to the matrix
Reset
Disconnect all existing connections within the matrix
Reload
Reload switching status
NOTE: When the Auto Send function in the left lower corner of the work area is ticked, switching operations will be completed
immediately without user confirmation via the Send button.
When the Hide Devices w/o Extender Assignment function in the left lower corner of the work area is ticked, only CON and CPU
Devices that are assigned to extenders are shown.
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Possbility 2:
ŠŠSelect Status > Matrix View in the task area or select Status > Grid Port View when using a Matrix Grid.
FIGURE 5-5. STATUS—MATRIX VIEW
To perform switching operations between CON and CPU Devices, proceed as follows:
1. Move the mouse cursor to the port that has to be switched.
2. Hold down the left mouse button and move the cursor to the port that has to be connected to the initial port. The current cursor
movement will be displayed by a black auxiliary line.
3. Release the left mouse button. A popup to select the available switching type (Full Access, Video Access or Private Mode) will be
opened.
4. Select the desired switching type. The switching operation will be immediately executed. At the same time all extender units that
are assigned to the involved devices will be switched.
NOTE: If a port is shown with a red cross on Matrix View, the console does not have access rights to the CPU connected to that
port.
To disconnect an existing connection between CON and CPU Devices, proceed as follows:
1. Click on the port that is to be disconnected by using the right mouse button.
2. Select the Disconnect function in the popup that appears. The connected ports will be immediately disconnected. At the same
time, all further connections of the extenders assigned to the involved devices will be disconnected.
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5.4 SWITCHING OF SINGLE EXTENDERS WITHIN DEVICES
You can independently switch single extenders within configurations consisting of CON and CPU devices with multiple extenders.
You have the following option to switch single extenders.
OSD
OSD
To switch a single extender a device with multiple extender, proceed as follows:
ŠŠSelect Switch in the main menu.
FIGURE 5-6. SWITCH MENU
1. Select the respective CPU Device in the CPU selection list containing the extender you want to have access to.
2. Press the function key <F7> on the keyboard. The standard will change into the switching mode for single extenders.
3. Select the extender you want to switch within your CON Device.
4. Access the extender list of the selected CPU Device by pressng the key <Tab>.
5. Select the CPU extender you want to switch to and press the key <Space> to execute the switching operation.
NOTE: Switching of single extenders from a Device is only possible in video only mode. Single exenders of a Device that are already
switched will be highlighted with "!".
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5.5 CON SWITCH
KVM extender CON Units connected to a local source (computer, CPU) can be locally switched via the matrix. Switching is
performed between the local source and the KVM connection and can be executed via hotkeys or via OSD.
If you switch to the local source, the KVM connection will be automatically disconnected.
NOTE: When using CON Units with the possibility to connect a local source (computer, CPU) in a Multi-Screen Control environment,
the local switching will be disabled.
You have the following option to switch to the local source.
OSD
OSD
ŠŠSelect Switch in the main menu.
FIGURE 5-7. CON SWITCH
To switch to a local source, proceed as follows:
1. If you are not in the Switch menu of the OSD, start Command Mode with the hotkey (see Section 4.1).
2. Press <o> to open OSD. You will see a list of all available CPUs as a start menu.
3. Switch to the CPU in the Local CPU list. The switching operation to the local source will be performed immediately.
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NOTE: The local source (computer, CPU) will be only shown in the OSD if the connected CON Unit includes the option for a local
connection.
As an alternative, the following keyboard commands are available to switch to the local source.
TABLE 5-5. KEYBOARD COMMANDS TO SWITCH TO A LOCAL SOURCE
FUNCTION
KEYBOARD COMMAND
Switching to extender connection
<hotkey>, <k>, <1>, <Enter>
Switching to extender connection 2 (only with redundant CON Units)
<hotkey>, <k>, <2>, <Enter>
Switching to the local source (computer, CPU)
<hotkey>, <|>, <Enter>
5.6 MULTI-SCREEN CONTROL
The Multi-Screen function contains a switching of the USB-HID signal between different statically connected sources (computer,
CPU) within a CON Device and can be performed in two different ways:
SWITCHING VIA MOUSE
The switching of the USB-HID signal can be made by a movement of the mouse pointer beyond the edge of the current display
to a neighboring display (see Section 4.11.7).
To perform a switching operation by movement of the mouse pointer, proceed as follows:
1. Move the mouse pointer to the edge of the display that borders the neighboring display vertically or horizontally.
2. Move the mouse pointer beyond the edge of the display. The mouse pointer will appear on the adjacent display. The switching
operation has been performed and the USB-HID signal will now be available at the target display.
SWITCHING VIA KEYBOARD
Switching of the USB-HID signal can also be achieved using the keyboard (for configuration, see Section 4.11.7).
To perform a switching operation via keyboard command, proceed as follows:
1. Start Command Mode with the hotkey (see Section 4.1).
2. Select the target display by pressing the respective key on the numeric pad of the keyboard. The switching operation will be
performed and the USB-HID signal will be available at the target display.
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You can select the following switching operations.
TABLE 5-6. SWITCHING OPERATIONS
KEYBOARD COMMAND
FUNCTION
<current hotkey>, <Num 0>
Switching of the USB-HID signal to the display (CON Unit with keyboard and mouse)
<current hotkey>, <Num 1>
Switching of the USB-HID signals to display #1
<current hotkey>, <Num 2>
Switching of the USB-HID signals to display #2
<current hotkey>, <Num 3>
Switching of the USB-HID signals to display #3
<current hotkey>, <Num 4>
Switching of the USB-HID signals to display #4
5.7 USB 2.0 SWITCHING
Switching USB 2.0 extenders basically works like switching KVM extenders. The following scenarios to switch USB 2.0 extenders
are possible.
1. An extender unit with USB 2.0 will be created and assigned to an already existing device with existing KVM extender units
(see Section 4.10 or Section 4.11.1).
2. A separate device for the extender unit with USB 2.0 will be created without assigning a KVM extender unit to that device.
This possibility offers separate switching of the USB 2.0 signal (see Section 4.10 or Section 4.11.1).
NOTE: Switching USB 2.0 signals uses Extended Switching functionality (see Section 5.3).
When using parallel operation within the matrix, set the Release Time in the Configuration > Switch menu to 10 seconds or more
(see Section 4.11.6). Otherwise, the connection of the USB 2.0 extender will not be established for security and stability reasons.
5.8 PRESETS
Predefined macros to switch the matrix without loading a new configuration can be created and activated in this menu.
You have the following option to access the menu.
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ŠŠSelect Control > Presets in the task area.
FIGURE 5-8. CONTROL—PRESETS
To create a new switch macro, proceed as follows:
1. Open a new switch macro by clicking the New symbol in the right column of the working area.
You are asked if the existing connections should be taken over for the new switch macro.
2. Set the desired switching operations in the corresponding columns (Full Access, Video Only or Private Mode) by using a double
click on the appropriate selection box or use the function for a disconnect (Disconnect CPU).
3. Save the created switch macro by clicking the Save symbol in the right column of the working area. A save dialog will be opened.
4. Enter a name or the new switch macro and confirm by pressing the Ok button in the save dialog.
5. By clicking on a selected switch macro with the right mouse button, you can create a copy of the current switch macro when using
the Save as... option.
6. Previously saved macros can be deleted by pressing the Delete symbol.
To load a predefined switching, proceed as follows:
1. Select the switch macro in the right column of the working area that has to be loaded.
2. Activate the selected switch macro by pressing the Send button on the bottom right of the working area.
NOTE: A predefined switch macro can only be activated in online mode. When loading presets, only those switching operations
that are compliant with the hardware and the configuration of the currently used matrix are taken into account.
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5.9 REDUNDANCY FUNCTION
KVM extenders with redundant connectors for interconnect cables can be simultaneously operated with both connectors
at a single Matrix or a Matrix Grid (from firmware version V04.00).
The connector labeled with Link 1 at the KVM extender is meant for the primary connection. If the connection on CON or CPU Unit
side is interrupted due to any problem, the connection will be automatically re-established through the second connector labeled
with Link 2.
For this kind of redundancy function, there is no need for any configuration of the KVM matrix or the KVM extenders.
If needed, you can manually switch between Link 1 and Link 2 at the CON Unit (see Section 5.5).
You have the following possibilities to check the status of redundancy.
OSD
OSD
ŠŠSelect Switch in the main menu.
FIGURE 5-9. SWITCH
When using redundant KVM extenders, the respectively active connector is shown in this view under EXT list in the field CON/CPU
Data. If the first connector (Link 1) is active, it will be highlighted with :1 behind the respective extender. If the second connector
(Link 2) is active, this will be highlighted with :2.
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JAVA TOOL
ŠŠSelect Status > Matrix View in the task area.
FIGURE 5-10. MATRIX VIEW
To check the connection status of the redundant KVM extenders, proceed as follows:
1. Activate the checkbox Show Redundant Links (L1/L2) under Options on the right side of the working area.
2. Open the menu Redundancy on the right side of the working area, in order to receive the respective legend information.
Redundant connectors are highlighted in the Matrix View with L1 and L2. The respectively active link is highlighted with a light
green label.
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5.10 LDAP INTEGRATION
This section outlines the steps taken to configure the DKM FX system with an Active Directory Server using LDAP. This section only
applies to the new CPU board.
Step 1: Go to your Active Directory server and create a new LDAP User who will be used for the auto synchronization between the
AD server and DKM. You can place this user anywhere, but they must be configured so that they are not removed and the password
doesn’t change (if password changes for this user, you need to update it accordingly in DKM). In our example, we created the user
“adsync” and his password never expires.
FIGURE 5-11.
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Step 2: Next, you need to create your KVM Groups within the AD Server. We recommend that you create a new Organization Unit
(it can be named anything, but we chose the OU=KVM) as seen in the next image first. Once you create your new Organizational
Unit, go to that OU group and right click and select “Group”. Create as many groups as you like. In our example I have 3 groups,
Pittsburgh, LA, and New York.
FIGURE 5-12.
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Step 3: Now that you have created several groups to organize your KVM Users, you can now begin adding users to these groups.
The users can be located anywhere in the Active Directory server, but when you create the group, you can quickly add those other
users in other Organizational Units into this group. As seen below, we have the Group Pittsburgh with 2 users. These users are
located under bbnsengineering.local/NorthAmerica/Pittsburgh. These are the only two users that need KVM access.
FIGURE 5-13.
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Step 4: Now, go to your DKM Java Tool and be sure you enable Remote Configuration (at the top of the toolbar). First go to
Network>>SNMP and enable the SNMP agent. This feature is required to be turned on if using LDAP.
FIGURE 5-14.
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Step 5: Next, click on the LDAP tab (located in System Settings>>Network>>LDAP) and enable LDAP. If your AD server uses
TLS/SSL, you need to enable this (if you select wrong, you will not be able to sync with server). You may use LDP.EXE, which is a
Microsoft tool that can help you determine if you are using TLS/SSL.
Enter the LDAP Server IP address (on my server I went to Start and typed CMD, then did IPCONFIG and confirmed my NIC was
configured for 10.8.1.100). Now enter the Port number (default 389). You can now type in your Base DN which should be similar to
ours of “dc=bbnsengineering,dc=local”. Your domain name can be found in your AD server.
FIGURE 5-15.
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Step 6: Now create your Active Directory / LDAP Sync User by going to User Settings>>Users & Groups, and click on New User and
make them an LDAP USER. This user should be a special user that is only used for synchronization. In our configuration, we made
sure this adsync user’s password doesn’t expire. The Name can be any name you choose, the Login Name MUST match the AD
Login name, and for this ADSYNC user you MUST enter the password so that it can synchronize all other users. Once you add this
user, they should automatically be added to the LDAP configuration as seen in step 5.
YOU MUST NOW PERFORM A RESTART ON THE SWITCH SO IT CAN ENABLE THE LDAP SERVICE. BE SURE TO APPLY YOUR
CHANGES AND ACTIVATE THE CONFIGURATION, THEN RESTART.
FIGURE 5-16.
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Step 7: Go to Users & Groups, then click on the Groups tab at the top of the page. Now click on “New Group” in bottom right, and
when prompted, configure it is an LDAP group. Give this group any Name, but in the LDAP OU=, be sure to enter your OU properly in
the format of “OU=KVM” as seen below.
FIGURE 5-17.
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Step 8: Within a 5 minute window (the DKM syncs every 5 minutes), users/groups will begin populating with the Java Tool. You
can press the F5 to refresh the page, or use the manual Reload button at the top to check for updates. These groups/users will
automatically be imported. Once imported, you may configure the access rights of the group or individual. If you do not see any
updates, you will want to enable SYSLOG, as it will show you if there are any LDAP communication errors.
FIGURE 5-18.
FIGURE 5-19.
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NOTE: You may also create an LDAP user manually by going to the Users page and select New User>>LDAP User. Once here, enter
the Name for the user, and for the Login Name, enter the user in the following format (user@domain.local). Save this user and when
you login, it will store the user password in case the AD Server cannot be accessed.
NOTE: The DKM will store the last used LDAP password in the event the AD server cannot be accessed.
NOTE: You must create a Group for your users so they are properly imported/synchronized. If you use an Organizational Unit (like
People below), you will import, but the users will show up as groups and not users. You must go to your AD server and right-click to
create a group, then add users to that group for synchronization.
Video Setup: https://youtu.be/JLsbJQTZdyU
Our Active Directory structure used for this setup is as follows:
FIGURE 5-20.
5.11 SERIAL INTERFACE
Predefined macros to switch the matrix without loading a new configuration can be created and activated in this menu.
You have the following option to access the menu.
RS232
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch offers the option to switch via a serial interface (RS-232).
Detailed information for the serial interface and the corresponding switching commands are available in form of an API (application
programming interface) at blackbox.com or ftp://ftp.blackbox.com/manuals/A/acx048_API_rev2.pdf.
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5.12 POWER ON AND POWER DOWN FUNCTIONS
5.12.1 RESTART
You have the following options to perform a restart.
OSD
OSD
1. Select Configuration > Restart Matrix or Restart IO Board in the main menu to restart either the matrix or the I/O boards.
2. Confirm the selection with Okay button.
The matrix and the I/O boards will be restarted with the current settings.
JAVA TOOL
ŠŠSelect Matrix > Restart Matrix in the menu bar.
The matrix will be restarted with the current settings.
NOTE: The boot process of the matrix might take longer if there is no physical network connection available.
5.12.2 FACTORY RESET
You have the following option to perform a restart.
OSD
CAUTION: If you perform a (factory) reset, all current settings and all configurations stored in the matrix will be lost. This also
applies to the network parameters (reset to DHCP) and the admin password.
NOTE: If a firmware update has been installed since the delivery, the matrix will be set to the state defined there.
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OSD
1. Select Configuration > Factory Reset in the main menu.
2. Confirm the selection with the Okay button.
The matrix will be reset to factory settings.
5.12.3 POWER DOWN
You have the following option to shut down the system or single components.
OSD
OSD
To shut down the system, proceed as follows:
1. Select Configuration > Shut down Matrix in the main menu.
2. Confirm the selection with the Okay button.
The matrix will be shut down.
To shut down an I/O board, proceed as follows:
1. Select Configuration > Shut Down IO Board in the main menu.
2. Confirm the selection with the Okay button.
The I/O board will be shut down.
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5.13 SUMMARY OF KEYBOARD COMMANDS
The following table contains a summary of keyboard commands that can activate extender and matrix functions after executing
the hotkey.
TABLE 5-7. EXTENDER KEYBOARD COMMANDS
KEYBOARD COMMAND
DESCRIPTION
<hotkey>, <a>
Download of DDC information for the monitor connected to the CON Unit into the CPU Unit
<hotkey>, <k>, <1>, <Enter>
Switch to the KVM connection 1 (only with HDMI CON Units with available connection for a local source)
<hotkey>, <k>, <2>, <Enter>
Switch to the KVM connection 2 (only with HDMI CON Units with available connection for a local source and a
redundant interconnection)
<hotkey>, <|>, <Enter>
Switch to local source (computer, CPU) (only with HDMI CON Units with available connection for a local source)
<hotkey>, <h>, <w>, <Enter>
USB-HID Ghosting: Write device descriptions of the input devices connected to the CON Unit into the CPU Unit.
Activate the emulation in the CPU Unit.
<hotkey>, <h>, <e>, <Enter>
Activate the emulation of already stored device descriptions in the CPU Unit
<hotkey>, <h>, <d>, <Enter>
Deactivate the emulation of active device descriptions in the CPU Unit. The input devices connected to the CON
Unit will be passed transparently to the source (computer, CPU)
<hotkey>, <h>, <r>, <Enter>
Deactivate the emulation of active device descriptions in the CPU Unit. Delete the descriptions out of the CPU
Unit. The input devices connected to the CON Unit will be passed transparently to the source (computer, CPU)
<hotkey>, <d>, <1>, <Enter>
Switch to video channel 1 of the Dual-Head CPU Unit (dual-head series only)
<hotkey>, <d>, <2>, <Enter>
Switch to video channel 2 of the Dual-Head CPU Unit (dual-head series only)
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KEYBOARD COMMAND
DESCRIPTION
<hotkey>, <o>
Open OSD
<hotkey>, <m>, <o>
Open OSD of the master matrix in a cascaded environment
<hotkey>, <s>, <o>
Open OSD of the sub matrix in a cascaded environment
<hotkey>, <Enter>
Set a KVM connection (keyboard, mouse and video) to the selected source (computer, CPU)
<hotkey>, <Space>
Set a video only connection to the selected source (computer, CPU)
<hotkey>, <Left-Shift> + <Enter>
Set a Private Mode connection to the selected source (computer, CPU)
<hotkey>, <Backspace>
Close the current connection of the console
<hotkey>, <p>
Switch back to the previous connected source (computer, CPU) with a KVM connection
<hotkey>, <1>…<16>, <Enter>
(<Space> or <Left-Shift> + <Enter>)
Switch to a source (computer, CPU) stored in the Favorite List with a KVM connection (video only
or Private-Mode connection)
<hotkey>, <F1>…<F16>
Execute a predefined macro
<hotkey>, <c>, <new hotkey code> <Enter>
Change the hotkey according to the predefined hotkey table
<hotkey>, <c>, <0>, <new hotkey key> <Enter>
Define freely selectable hotkey
<hotkey>, <f>, <new hotkey key code> <Enter>
Change the hotkey for direct OSD access according to the predefined hotkey table
<hotkey>, <f>, <0>, <new hotkey key> <Enter>
Define freely selectable hotkey for direct OSD access
<hotkey>, <Num 0>
Switch the USB-HID signal to the user’s display (CON Unit with keyboard and mouse)
<hotkey>, <Num 1>
Switching of the USB-HID signals to display #1
<hotkey>, <Num 2>
Switching of the USB-HID signals to display #2
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KEYBOARD COMMAND
DESCRIPTION
<hotkey>, <Num 3>
Switching of the USB-HID signals to display #3
<hotkey>, <Num 4>
Switching of the USB-HID signals to display #4
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The Modular KVM Matrix Switch contains various components and assemblies that can be maintained. All relevant components
and assemblies are hot swappable and can be removed and exchanged during operation.
The following exchangeable components can be found within the Modular KVM Matrix Switch.
6.1 POWER SUPPLY UNITS
To exchange the power supply units, proceed as follows:
1. Make sure that the power cord cable is removed from the power supply that has to be exchanged.
2. Unlock the locking screw(s).
3. With the power supply units of ACX288 and ACX160, turn the unlocked bracket down.
4. Pull the power supply unit out of the corresponding slot.
5. Push a new or maintained power supply unit into the slot and lock it accordingly.
6. Connect the power cord cable to the power supply unit. It will be recognized by the system and can be used afterwards.
6.2 FAN TRAYS
To exchange the fan trays, proceed as follows:
1. Unlock the locking screw(s).
2. Pull the fan tray out of the corresponding slot by using the provided mount.
3. Push a new or maintained fan tray into the slot.
4. Lock the fan tray accordingly. It will be recognized by the system and can be used afterwards.
6.3 CPU BOARD
To exchange the CPU board, proceed as follows:
1. Pull the locking pin slowly out of the CPU board up to the stop. Wait until the CPU board is deregistered from the matrix. The
deregistration will be confirmed by a permanent green light of the status LED #1 on the CPU board (see Section 2.7.1).
2. Remove all cables from the CPU board.
3. Pull the CPU board out of the corresponding slot by using the locking pin.
4. Push a new or maintained CPU board into the slot and lock it accordingly.
A successful registration of the CPU board will be shown by a permanent green flashing of status LED #1.
5. Connect all cables to the CPU board according to the exchanged board.
NOTE: When exchanging a CPU board the new one will automatically receive the current matrix configuration. During CPU board
exchange the Modular KVM Matrix Switch should not be switched off.
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6.4 I/O BOARD
To exchange a I/O board, proceed as follows:
1. Pull the locking pin slowly out of the I/O board up to the stop. Wait until the I/O board is deregistered from the matrix. The
deregistration will be confirmed by a permanent green light of the status LED #1 on the CPU board (see Section 2.7.1).
2. Remove all cables from the I/O board.
3. Pull the I/O board out of the corresponding slot by using the locking pin.
4. Push a new or maintained CPU board into the slot and lock it accordingly.
A successful registration of the CPU board will be shown by a permantent green flashing of status LED #1.
5. Connect all cables to the I/O board according to the exchanged board.
NOTE: For a 24/7 operation, we recommend that you maintain a stock of critical spare parts, including a chassis.
6.5 FILTER PADS
Filter pads should be checked regularly for accumulated dust and cleaned with low pressure compressed air or suction.
The inspection cycle depends on the ambient air and cannot be determined generally, but a period of 6 months should not be
exceeded.
Filter pads or filter trays should be replaced at regular intervals not exceeding one year.
To replace a filter pad, proceed as follows:
1. Pull the filter pad together with the mounting frame out of the proper slot by using the handle.
2. Press the used filter pad out of the proper mounting frame.In Chapters 7 and 8, support for problems with the Modular KVM
Matrix Switch is provided. It is assumed that fully operational CPU and CON Devices are available, which can be tested
over a peer-to-peer connection using CATx or fiber cables. Refer to the relevant manuals for assistance with this if necessary.
3. Insert a new filter pad into the mounting frame.
4. Replace the mounting frame in the slot.
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7.1 EXTERNAL FAILURE
TABLE 7-1. EXTERNAL FAILURE TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASON
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Matrix cannot be started anymore
Fuse at the standard appliance outlet
Check fuse
7.2 VIDEO INTERFERENCE
TABLE 7-2. VIDEO INTERFERENCE TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASON
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Cannot open the OSD
No OSD jumper set
Set jumper 11 on the CON unit
Incorrect video display
Cable connection disabled
Check the connection, length and quality of the interconnect cable to the units
7.3 FAN MALFUNCTION
TABLE 7-3. FAN MALFUNCTION TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASON
Fans only run under full load
Communication to fan tray
is not working
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
ŠŠRemove and reinstall fan tray
ŠŠSwap both fan trays to the other slot
ŠŠRestart the matrix
Fans do not run, LED OK on
Fans defective
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Fans do not run, LED OK off
Power supply
Check power supply and power connection
7.4 POWER SUPPLY UNITS MALFUNCTION
TABLE 7-4. POWER SUPPLY UNITS MALFUNCTION TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
PROBLEM
Matrix does not start
POSSIBLE REASON
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Power supply units could not be locked
correctly
Check lock and plug-in of the power supply units
No power supply available
Check if power supply cables are connected correctly
Power supply units are not switched on
Check switch on the power supply units
7.5 NETWORK ERROR
TABLE 7-5. NETWORK ERROR TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
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PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASON
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Network settings are not assumed after editing
Restart of the matrix is not yet completed
Restart the matrix
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TABLE 7-6. FAILURE AT THE MATRIX TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASON
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Serial control impossible or only
restrictedly possible
CPU and matrix operating
at different baud rates
Change baud rate in the matrix and CPU (see Section 4.3.2)
Serial control via RS-232 port not possible
Wrong network cable
Use a crossed network cable
Port definitions as USB 2.0 invalid
Restart of the matrix not yet
completed
Restart the matrix
7.7 BLANK SCREEN
FIGURE 7-1. LEDS ON THE BACK AND FRONT.OF THE UNIT
TABLE 7-7. BLANK SCREEN TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASON
POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Monitors remain dark after switching
operation
Switching to a CPU port without
an active source (computer, CPU)
Switching to a CPU port with an active source (computer,
CPU)
LED 1 ON or LED 2 OFF
Connections CON unit, matrix
and CPU unit
Check connected cables and connectors. (No cable, cable
break, CPU/CON unit offline, CPU/CON unit connected to the
wrong port)
LED 3 OFF
Power supply
Check power supply units and the connection to the power
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Before contactng technical support, make sure you have read this manual and then installed and set up your Modular KVM Matrix
Switch as recommended.
8.1 SUPPORT CHECKLIST
To efficiently handle your request, make sure that you have the following information available before you call:
ŠŠCompany, name, phone number and email
ŠŠType and serial number of the device (see bottom of device)
ŠŠNature, circumstances and duration of the problem
ŠŠComponents included in the system (such as graphic source/CPU, OS, graphic card, monitor, USB-HID/USB 2.0 devices,
interconnect cable) including manufacturer and model number
ŠŠResults from any testing you have done
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8.2 SHIPPING CHECKLIST
1. To return your device, contact your Black Box Technical Support at 877-877-2269 or info@blackbox.com to obtain an RMA
(Return Material Authorization) number.
2. Package your devices carefully, preferably using the original box. Add all pieces that you received originally.
3. Note your RMA number visibly on your shipment.
NOTE: Devices that are sent in without a RMA number cannot be accepted. The shipment will be sent back without being opened,
postage unpaid.
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9.1 FCC STATEMENT
This equipment has been found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential
area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
Shielded cables must be used with this equipment to maintain compliance with radio frequency energy emission regulations and
ensure a suitably high level of immunity to electromagnetic disturbances.
All power supplies are certified to the relevant major international safety standards.
9.2 CE DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
The Modular KVM Matrix Switch as delivered complies with the provisions of the following European Directives:
ŠŠ2014/30/EU Council Directive on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility
ŠŠ2014/35/EU Council Directive on the harmonization of the laws of the Member States relating to the making available on the
market of electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits.
9.3 PRODUCT SAFETY
The product safety of the devices is proven by the compliance to the following standards:
ŠŠIEC 60950-1A1:2010
ŠŠEN 60950-1/A12:2011/A1:2010/A11:2009
ŠŠUL 60950-1-2007
ŠŠCAN/CSA-C22.2 60950-1-07
9.4 WEEE
The manufacturer complies with the EU Directive 2012/19/EU on the prevention of waste electrical and electronic equipment
(WEEE).
9.5 ROHS/ROHS2
This device complies with the Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction
of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2, RoHS II).
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10.1 VIDEO AND KVM TECHNOLOGY TERMS
AES/EBU: Digital audio standard that is officially known as AES3 and that is used for carrying digital audio signals between
devices.
CATx: Any CAT5e, CAT6, CAT7 cable.
CGA: Color Graphics Adapter (CGA) is an old analog graphic standard with up to 16 displayable colors and a maximum resolution
of 640 x 400 pixels.
Component Video: Component Video (YPbPr) is a high-quality video standard that consists of three independently and separately
transmittable video signals, the luminance signal and two color difference signals.
Composite Video: Composite Video is also called CVBS and it is part of the PAL TV standard.
CON Unit: Component of a KVM Extender or Media Extender to connect to the console (monitor[s], keyboard and mouse; optionally
also with USB 2.0 devices).
Console: Keyboard, mouse and monitor.
CPU Unit: Component of a KVM Extender or Media Extender to connect to a source (computer, CPU).
CVBS: The analog color video baseband signal (CVBS) is also called Composite Video and it is part of the PAL TV standard.
DDC: Display Data Channel (DDC) is a serial communication interface between monitor and source (computer, CPU). It allows a
data exchange via a monitor cable and an automatic installation and configuration of a monitor driver by the operating system.
DisplayPort: A VESA standardized interface for an all-digital transmission of audio and video data. It is differentiated between the
DisplayPort standards 1.1 and 1.2. The signals have LVDS level.
Dual Access: A system to operate a source (computer, CPU) from two consoles.
Dual Link: A DVI-D interface for resolutions up to 2560 x 2048 by signal transmission of up to 330 MPixel/s (24-bit).
Dual-Head: A system with two video connections.
DVI: Digital video standard, introduced by the Digital Display Working Group (http://www.ddwg.org). Single Link and Dual Link
standards are distinguished. The signals have TMDS level.
DVI-I: A combined signal (digital and analog) that allows running a VGA monitor at a DVI-I port—in contrast to DVI-D (see DVI).
EGA: The Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) is an old analog graphic standard, introduced by IBM in 1984. A DB9 connector is used
for connection.
Fiber: Single-mode or multimode fiber cables.
HDMI: An interface for an all-digital transmission of audio and video data. It is differentiated between the HDMI standards 1.0 to
1.4a. The signals have TMDS level.
KVM: Keyboard, video and mouse.
Mini-XLR: Industrial standard for electrical plug connections (3-pole) for the transmission of digital audio and control signals.
Multimode: 62.5μ multimode fiber cable or 50μ multimode fiber cable.
OSD: The On-Screen Display is used to display information or to operate a device.
Quad-Head: A system with four video connections.
RCA (Cinch): A non-standard plug connection for transmission of electrical audio and video signals, especially with coaxial cables.
S/PDIF: A digital audio interconnect that is used in consumer audio equipment over relatively short distances.
SFP: SFPs (Small Form Factor Pluggable) are pluggable interface modules for Gigabit connections. SFP modules are available for
CATx and fiber interconnect cables.
Single Link: A DVI-D interface for resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 by signal transmission of up to 165 MPixel/s (24-bit). Alternative
frequencies are Full HD (1080p), 2K HD (2048 x 1080) and 2048 x 1152.
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Single-Head: A system with one video connection.
Single-mode: 9μ single-mode fiber cable.
S-Video (Y/C): S-Video (Y/C) is a video format transmitting luminance and chrominance signals separately. It has a higher quality
standard than CVBS.
TOSLINK: Standardized fiber connection system for digital transmission of audio signals (F05 plug connection).
Triple-Head: A system with three video connections.
USB-HID: USB-HID devices (Human Interface Device) allow for data input. There is no need for a special driver during installation;
“New USB-HID device found” is reported. Typical HID devices include keyboards, mice, graphics tablets and touch screens.
Storage, video and audio devices are not HID.
VGA: Video Graphics Array (VGA) is a computer graphics standard with a typical resolution of 640 x 480 pixels
and up to 262,144 colors. It can be seen as a follower of the graphics standards MDA, CGA and EGA.
10.2 MATRIX-SPECIFIC TERMS
Auto Disconnect: Matrix function that allows an automatic disconnect between a console and a CPU if OSD is opened
via this console.
Auto Logout: Matrix function that describes the duration of inactivity after the user has been logged out from the OSD
at this console.
CON Device: Logical term that summarizes several physical extenders to switch more complex console systems via matrix.
CON Timeout: Matrix function that allows an automatic disconnect of a console from the connected CPU after a predefined time.
Console ACL: Console Access Control List is a list that shows the respective switching rights for the various consoles.
CPU Auto Connect: Matrix function that allows an automatic connection establishment between a console and a random CPU
that is available.
CPU Device: Logical term that summarizes several physical extenders to switch more complex CPU systems via matrix.
CPU Timeout: Matrix function that allows the user to disconnect after a predefined period of time of inactivity from the respective
CPU.
EXT Unit: Part or extender board of a CON or CPU unit with a connection to the matrix. A CON or CPU unit can consist of several
EXT devices.
Force Connect: Matrix function that allows you to switch a console to a CPU that is already used to take keyboard and mouse
control. The console that is connected before switching loses K/M control, but keeps video.
Force Disconnect: Matrix function that allows you to switch a console to a CPU that is already used to take KVM control.
The console that is connected before switching loses complete KVM control.
Java Tool: Java based control and configuration tool for the Modular KVM Matrix Switch.
Keyboard Connect: Matrix function that allows taking over the keyboard control of an inactive console.
Macro Keys: Programmable keys that can execute a stringing together of commands to the matrix.
Mouse Connect: Matrix function that allows taking the mouse control of an inactive console.
Non-Blocking Access: Matrix configuration where no user can be disturbed by an activity of another user.
OSD Timeout: Matrix function that closes the OSD automatically after a predefined period of time of inactivity.
Release Time: Matrix function that allows a console that is connected with the same CPU to release the K/M control after a
predefined time.
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Service Mode: Defined maintenance condition that allows updating of extenders that are connected to the matrix.
Tie Line: Communication connection to and between extension modules in a network environment.
User ACL: User Access Control List is a list that shows the respective switching rights for the various users.
Video Sharing: Matrix function that allows switching from the user’s console to any CPU with video.
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11.1 DISCLAIMER
Black Box Corporation shall not be liable for damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential or cost of cover
damages, resulting from any errors in the product information or specifications set forth in this document and Black Box Corporation
may revise this document at any time without notice.
11.2 TRADEMARKS USED IN THIS MANUAL
Black Box and the Black Box logo type and mark are registered trademarks of Black Box Corporation.
Any other trademarks mentioned in this manual are acknowledged to be the property of the trademark owners.
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