Extron Quantum Elite Manual

Extron Quantum Elite Manual
User Guide
Quantum® Processors
Quantum Elite and
Quantum Connect
Videowall Processing Systems
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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 interference. This interference must be corrected at the expense of the user.
ATTENTION:
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Extron Warranty section on the last page of this guide).
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Conventions Used in this Guide
Notifications
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WARNING:
AVERTISSEMENT :
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Risk of minor personal injury.
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A tip provides a suggestion to make working with the application easier.
Software Commands
Commands are written in the fonts shown here:
^AR Merge Scene,,0p1 scene 1,1 ^B 51 ^W^C.0
[01] R 0004 00300 00400 00800 00600 [02] 35 [17] [03]
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NOTE: For commands and examples of computer or device responses used in this
guide, the character “0” is the number zero and “O” is the capital letter “o.”
Computer responses and directory paths that do not have variables are written in the font
shown here:
Reply from 208.132.180.48: bytes=32 times=2ms TTL=32
C:\Program Files\Extron
Variables are written in slanted form as shown here:
ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx —t
SOH R Data STX Command ETB ETX
Selectable items, such as menu names, menu options, buttons, tabs, and field names are
written in the font shown here:
From the File menu, select New.
Click the OK button.
Specifications Availability
Product specifications are available on the Extron website, www.extron.com.
Extron Glossary of Terms
A glossary of terms is available at http://www.extron.com/technology/glossary.aspx.
Contents
Introduction............................................................ 3
Operation............................................................... 61
About this Guide.................................................. 3
About the Quantum Videowall Processors........... 3
Models............................................................ 4
Features.............................................................. 4
Functional Overview............................................ 7
RAPT Bus for Source Transfer......................... 7
Display Architecture......................................... 9
Scenario Examples........................................ 10
Application Diagrams......................................... 16
Powering On and Off......................................... 61
Using the Control Panel..................................... 63
Starting the Control Panel.............................. 63
Control Panel Buttons.................................... 64
Loading Image Files (Quantum Elite
Models Only)................................................ 64
Changing Network Settings........................... 65
Updating Firmware........................................ 65
Shutting Down Using the Control Panel......... 68
Committing the Current Settings to Flash
Memory........................................................ 68
Accessing the Quantum Control Software......... 69
Computer System Requirements................... 69
Installing the Software ................................... 69
Starting the Software..................................... 70
Installation and Maintenance........................... 20
Installation Steps............................................... 20
Rear Panel Features.......................................... 22
Quantum Elite 615 Rear Panel....................... 22
Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect
Rear Panels.................................................. 24
Card Connections and Functions....................... 26
Control Card.................................................. 26
Input Cards.................................................... 28
Output Cards................................................. 41
Input and Output Card Arrangements............ 47
Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, USB, and
Media Cards................................................. 48
Ethernet Connections........................................ 53
Front Panel Features.......................................... 54
Quantum Elite 615 Front Panels ................... 54
Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect
Front Panels................................................. 57
Maintenance...................................................... 59
Cleaning Ventilation Grilles and Filters............ 59
Removing and Replacing Components.......... 59
QC 101 Controller................................................ 71
Overview of the QC 101.................................... 71
Installation and Connections.............................. 72
QC 101 Rear Panel Connections................... 72
Installation Overview...................................... 73
Connectivity Options...................................... 73
Connecting for RS-232 Control......................... 74
Configuring the QC 101..................................... 75
Setting the QC 101 IP Address...................... 75
Configuring the RS-232 Connection.............. 78
Front Panel Indicators........................................ 79
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Reference Information....................................... 80
Mounting .......................................................... 80
UL Guidelines for Rack Mounting................... 80
Rack Mounting the Quantum Processor........ 81
Mounting the QC 101.................................... 82
Network Setup.................................................. 83
What is an IP Address?................................. 83
Choosing IP Addresses................................. 83
Subnet Mask................................................. 84
Pinging for the IP Address............................. 84
Subnetting, a Primer...................................... 85
Quantum Videowall Processing Systems • Contents
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Introduction
This section gives an overview of the Extron Quantum Videowall Processors, describes
significant features of the series, and provides sample application diagrams. The following
topics are covered:
•
About this Guide
•
About the Quantum Videowall Processors
•
Features
•
Functional Overview
•
Application Diagrams
About this Guide
This guide discusses how to install, configure, and operate the Quantum Elite and
Quantum Connect videowall processors.
Throughout this guide, the terms “Quantum” and “processor” are used interchangeably to
refer to both Quantum Elite models and the Quantum Connect.
About the Quantum Videowall Processors
The Quantum Elite 615, Quantum Elite 408, the Quantum Connect 82, and the Quantum
Connect 84 are multi-window scalable and expandable videowall processors that can
be configured for a variety of input, output, and window capabilities. These processors
feature high performance video scaling technology that produces very high quality images.
The Elite models can be populated at the factory with any combination of DVI-I or HDMI
output cards, each of which supports up to 128 video graphic source windows, and with
input cards for composite or S-video, RGB or HD component video, HDMI, DVI, and SDI
(including 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and SD-SDI) sources. The two Quantum Connect models are
available with only HDMI input and output cards.
NOTES:
•
Input capacity is based on an input-output card configuration with one slot
occupied by an output card.
•
Output capacity is based on an input-output card configuration with one slot
occupied by an input card.
You can preprogram or create a variety of display scenarios as needed using the
Quantum Elite or the Quantum Connect control software interfaces for setup and system
operation. Many source signals can be shown at small sizes, a few at large sizes, or
many combinations of both. The Quantum high performance image scaling technology
accurately preserves the original image quality at all window sizes.
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Models
Quantum Elite
•
The Quantum Elite 615 has a 6U high, 15-slot card frame. It has a maximum input
capacity of 28 single-link DVI-D, 28 HDMI, 28 SDI, 28 RGB or HD component video,
or 168 composite or S-video. Maximum output capacity is 28 DVI-I or HDMI. Multiple
Quantum Elite 615 card cages can be used to create very large display arrays.
•
The Quantum Elite 408 has a 4U high, 8-slot card frame with a maximum input
capacity of 14 single-link DVI-D, 14 HDMI, 14 SDI, 14 RGB or HD component video,
or 84 composite or S-video. Maximum output capacity is 14 DVI-I or HDMI.
Additional DVI, HDMI, SDI, or RGB source signals can be streamed over an IP network to
the Elite processors using the Extron QGE 100 IP encoder.
Quantum Connect
The Quantum Connect 82 and 84 models have 4U high, eight-slot card frames with four
HDMI input cards (eight HDMI inputs).
The Quantum Connect is ideal for small to medium videowalls with 2 to 14 screens. Two models
are available:
•
Connect 82 is configured with one HDMI output card (two HDMI outputs per card).
•
Connect 84 is configured with two HDMI output cards (four HDMI outputs per card).
NOTE: The Connect models do not support the following features that are provided
on the Elite models:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Input and output cards other than HDMI
Customized configurations to order
QGE 100 source types
Picture and image file source types
Window borders or text
Clock and timer source types
Multiple processor systems
Edge-blended displays
Features
•
Card frame videowall processing system — The Quantum processor allows
for various combinations of input and output cards to match specific source and
videowall configurations. It is a fully modular system, allowing each unit to be
individually configured to best suit the end user application.
•
Input configurations — The Quantum processor can be configured with various
combinations of inputs within the available card slots.
All models:
•
HDMI input: The dual HDMI/DVI input card accepts two HDMI or DVI sources
at resolutions up to 1920x1200 and HDTV 1080 @ 60 Hz, as well as custom
resolutions.
NOTE: Appropriate HDMI to DVI cables or adapters are required for DVI
signal input on this card.
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Quantum Elite:
•
•
DVI input: The dual DVI-D input card accepts two digital or analog DVI sources
at resolutions up to 1920x1200 and HDTV 1080p @ 60 Hz as well as custom
resolutions.
•
SDI input: The dual SDI input card accepts two 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, or SD-SDI
sources in any combination at 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p resolutions.
•
High-resolution analog input: The RGB or YPrPb dual input card accepts RGB
graphic and HD component video signals at resolutions up to 1920x1200 and
HDTV 1080p @ 60 Hz, as well as custom resolutions.
•
Composite video and S-video input: The 12-channel standard definition video
input card accepts up to 12 composite or S-video sources in any combination.
Output — Each output supports rates from 640x480 (VGA) to 1920x1200 and HDTV
1080p @ 60 Hz.
•
HDMI output: The dual HDMI output card includes two HDMI outputs for HDMI
or DVI video connection to two displays in the videowall.
NOTE: Appropriate HDMI to DVI cables or adapters are required for DVI
signal output on this card.
•
DVI output (Quantum Elite only): The dual DVI/RGB output card includes
two DVI-I outputs for digital or analog video connection to two displays in the
videowall.
•
Scalable and expandable configuration (Quantum Elite only) — The Quantum
Elite systems are scalable and can be expanded with additional input or output cards
or by cascading card frames together for a larger videowall or additional input sources.
•
HDCP-compliant input/output options — HDCP-encrypted content can be
displayed on HDCP-compatible displays when Quantum HDMI input and output cards
are used.
•
HDCP Visual Confirmation signal — A green window with an alert message is
displayed when HDCP-encrypted content is transmitted to a non-HDCP compliant
display, providing immediate visual confirmation that protected content cannot be
viewed on the display.
•
Key Minder HDCP compliance verification — Key Minder authenticates and
maintains continuous HDCP encryption between input and output devices to ensure
quick and proper display of HDCP-encrypted source signals on the videowall.
•
Up to 128 video or graphic windows per dual output card — Extensive
windowing capabilities include the ability to display up to 128 windows of video and
graphics for each pair of displays in the videowall.
•
IP streaming of hundreds of RGB, HDMI, or DVI inputs (Quantum Elite only)
— In addition to the input cards, additional DVI or RGB graphics sources can be
streamed over an IP network to the Quantum Elite, using the optional Extron QGE 100
Quantum Graphics Encoders.
•
Upload and display stored images — JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP image files
can be uploaded to the Quantum and displayed within the windows or used as
backgrounds behind them.
•
High speed RAPT bus — The dedicated high speed 10 Gbps video and graphic
Real-time Asymmetric Packetized Transfer (RAPT) bus enables large numbers of high
resolution input signals to be processed simultaneously while preserving real time
control response and optimal image quality at full frame rates.
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•
Image up-scaling and down-scaling — High performance image scaling
technology provides high quality up-scaling and down-scaling of high resolution RGB
or HD video signals.
•
Solid state flash storage (Quantum Elite 615 only) — The Quantum Elite 615
model features CompactFlash-based data storage for the operating system and
image files. This avoids the need for a hard disk drive and delivers continuous system
operation and enhanced reliability. Write-protected flash storage eliminates the risk of
virus retention and allows for easy removal of data in secure environments.
•
Quantum Control Software — The Quantum Elite Control Software and the
Quantum Connect Control Software are Microsoft® Windows®-based applications that
run on your computer and control the Quantum processors.
This software enables the Quantum to output multiple source signals to a display.
NOTE: Each Quantum model has its own control program. The Quantum Elite
Control Software cannot be used with Quantum Connect and vice versa.
•
EDID Minder — The Extron EDID Minder automatically manages the Extended
Display Identification Data (EDID) for all the input sources. By default, input EDIDs
match the current output resolution of the processor. Also available is a user assigned
mode, which allows pre-stored EDIDs, based on user selected resolutions, to be
manually assigned to the sources. By maintaining continuous EDID communication
with all sources, EDID Minder ensures that all sources power up properly and maintain
their video outputs whether or not they are actively connected to the display device
through the Quantum outputs.
Using the Quantum Control Software you can set the EDID properties for each of the
inputs installed in your Quantum card frame as well as view the current EDID that has
been set for each input.
•
Quantum Control Panel — The Quantum processor is a host device with Microsoft
Windows XP embedded. The Quantum Control Panel is a Windows-based program
that is resident on the Quantum internal disk or flash drive and enables you to
perform various setup tasks, such as setting the processor IP address or updating
its firmware. To view the Control Panel screens, attach a PS/2 or USB keyboard and
mouse and a monitor to the appropriate connectors on the rear panel.
•
QC 101 Controller (optional) — The QC 101 C (for the Quantum Connect) and
the QC 101 E (for the Quantum Elite models) are optional controllers with embedded
operating systems. These controllers attach to a control system (such as the Extron
IPCP or IPL Pro via RS-232) and to the Quantum via Ethernet. The QC 101 C
connects to one Quantum Connect chassis, while the QC 101 E can connect to up
to eight Quantum Elite chassis via an Ethernet switch. The QC 101 controllers are
delivered with the Quantum Control Software loaded and can be used to create and
store configuration projects for the Quantum processors.
•
Redundant, hot-swappable fans — An individual fan can be removed without
powering down the processor. The optimized cooling system requires no additional
rack space for ventilation.
•
Redundant, hot-swappable power supplies (Quantum Elite 615 only) — Either
of two individual power supplies can be removed and replaced without the need to
power down the processor.
•
Reliability — Content from connected video sources continues to display if a system
crash occurs. The system returns to its previous operational state when rebooted.
•
Ethernet communication — An Ethernet port provides system control and
operation from a computer with the Quantum Control Software loaded.
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•
USB port — Two USB ports are provided to access image files on a USB flash drive
or to connect a USB keyboard and mouse to access the Quantum Control Panel.
•
Motion adaptive deinterlacing — The SDI input card provides motion adaptive
deinterlacing for NTSC, PAL, and 1080i input signals. Film mode detection is provided
to properly deinterlace content originating from film.
Functional Overview
The Quantum can display a large number of sources in real time on a target display.
This section gives an overview of the features and functions that can affect the system
performance. The following key factors can affect system capabilities:
•
Number of input and output card slots — The number of input and output
cards determines how many video inputs and display outputs are available. The
Quantum Elite 615 card frame can accommodate up to 15 cards, while the Quantum
Elite 408 can have up to 8 cards. The Quantum Connect has 4 input cards and 1
(Connect 82) or 2 (Connect 84) output cards.
•
RAPT bandwidth — The RAPT (Real-time Asymmetric Packetized Transfer) bus
carries video and RGB source data between the input and output cards. It can
carry the equivalent of 48 full-resolution standard definition video sources in real
time. If more data needs to be transported, a scheme of bandwidth management is
implemented.
•
Rectangulation limit — The maximum number of windows that can be displayed
by a single output card is 128 rectangles per output channel pair (windows can be
displayed on one or both channels).
RAPT Bus for Source Transfer
The RAPT is a high-speed data bus used exclusively for the transfer of digitized video
and RGB source data between the input and output cards. It is also used to carry any
QGE 100 source signals to the output cards.
Real time performance
The RAPT bus delivers data in real time. This means that it is able to display a source
at its full temporal resolution, maintaining the same scan rate as the original source
without dropping any fields or frames. The RAPT bus remains operational if an operating
system crash occurs, allowing crucial source content to be maintained on the target
display. The RAPT bus can carry the equivalent of 48 full-resolution, full-motion standard
definition video sources in real time, using 4:2:2 sampling and single-field deinterlacing, as
summarized in the table on the next page.
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Source Type
Sampling
NTSC
4:2:2
PAL/SECAM
4:2:2
HD 1080i
Deinterlacing
4:4:4
Maximum Number of
Real Time Sources
At 50 Hz
At 60 Hz
Single field
–
48
Three field
–
24
Single field
48
–
Three field
24
–
Single field
8
6
Three field
4
3
HD 1080p
4:4:4
n/a
4
3
HD 720p
4:4:4
n/a
9
7
UXGA
4:4:4
n/a
4
3
SXGA+
4:4:4
n/a
5
4
SXGA
4:4:4
n/a
6
5
WXGA
4:4:4
n/a
8
7
XGA
4:4:4
n/a
10
8
SVGA
4:4:4
n/a
17
14
Optimizing the number of displayed sources
The maximum number of sources that can be displayed can be significantly increased
if you display them at less than their native spatial resolution. For example, if sources
are displayed at one quarter of their native spatial resolution, the RAPT bus can
accommodate four times as many sources while preserving full temporal resolution.
Low resolution sources
Source Format
Resolution
NTSC
Full native resolution:
NTSC (720x480)
PAL/SECAM (720x576)
Quarter resolution:
NTSC (360x240)
PAL/SECAM (360x288)
Deinterlacing
Maximum Number of
Real Time Sources
Single field
–
Three field
–
Single field
48
Three field
24
Single field
192*
Three field
96
* A maximum of 156 sources can be viewed simultaneously by using 13 input cards and
2 output cards.
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High-definition sources
Maximum Number of
Real Time Sources
Resolution
HD 720p
HD 1080p
Full native
7
Quarter
28
Full native
3
Quarter
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Display Architecture
When Quantum is controlled by the Quantum Control Software, source signals are placed
on the display in windows, which are fully resizable and can be positioned anywhere on
the displays.
NOTES:
•
The Quantum Control Software remembers the display layout that was in effect
before the system was powered down.
•
By default, each new Quantum system is configured with a single, full-size
window that is displayed with a Quantum logo design. This logo is stored on the
internal flash drive or hard disk.
•
For further details on controlling source window content, size, and positioning,
see the Quantum Control Software User Guide.
Source layers
The output image has two layers:
•
PCI source layer — Used to display source signals delivered via the PCI bus, such
as stored images and window border attributes
•
RAPT source layer — Used to display source signals delivered via the RAPT bus,
that is, digitized sources from the input cards and QGE 100 sources
When no source windows are present, the PCI source layer is black and the RAPT source
layer fully transparent, making the entire display appear black.
The layer on which source windows are placed is determined by the Quantum processor
and control software, and needs no user intervention.
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Rectangulation Limit (RAPT Source Layer)
There is no limit to the number of source windows that can be placed on the PCI source
layer. However, the maximum number of windows that can be displayed at one time on
the RAPT source layer is dependent on a rectangulation limit, which is the maximum
number of rectangles needed to draw the display layout.
For example, the following display layouts both use two windows, but note the different
number of rectangles used to draw each layout:
1
Figure 1.
2
1
2 3
Rectangulation Example
In the example above, you can see that the most efficient display layout (using the
fewest rectangles) is for the source windows to be displayed as an array, with no gaps or
overlaps.
The output card supports layouts that require a maximum of 128 rectangles in total,
shared between both output channels; for example, 64 on each channel or 128 on one
channel.
Therefore, up to 128 video, RGB, DVI, HDMI, and QGE 100 sources can be displayed on
a single screen if the rectangulation limit is not exceeded.
Scenario Examples
The following scenario examples illustrate various applications that might be required on a
site. For each scenario, the effect on the number of card slots, the RAPT bandwidth, and
the rectangulation limit is shown using three bar graphs.
Wherever possible, the layout examples show source windows at their normal aspect
ratio. Some windows are shown stretched horizontally or vertically to make optimum
use of the display space. RAPT bandwidth and rectangulation usage are based on the
window layout shown. Window layouts can be changed to suit specific applications, but
different layouts alter the given usage values.
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Scenario 1 — Maximum number of video sources on a single screen
Screen layout — Scenario 1
In this scenario, a single 1600x1200 display device displays 128 video source windows.
Figure 2.
Example of a Single 1600x1200 Display Showing the Maximum
Number of Windows Possible on One Screen
Because each window is smaller than the native source resolution, the input card scales
each source down to the required size. This greatly reduces the amount of source data
transferred across the RAPT bus to the output card and allows a large number of sources
to be displayed simultaneously in real time.
Hardware requirements — Scenario 1
The hardware requirements for scenario 1, 128 inputs displayed on one screen, are:
•
1 output card (Only one output channel is used to drive a single 1600x1200 screen.)
•
11 input cards, providing 132 source inputs. (Only 128 can be viewed simultaneously.)
•
A Quantum Elite 615 (15-card) card frame
System capacity — Scenario 1
Card Slots
RAPT Bandwidth
Rectangulation
Figure 3.
System Capacity for Scenario 1
The limit of 128 source windows is imposed by the rectangulation limit of the output card.
All sources are displayed in real time.
RAPT bandwidth usage assumes that all sources are using single-field deinterlacing.
Using three-field deinterlacing doubles the amount of source data without exceeding the
real time RAPT limit.
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Expansion Options — Scenario 1
On the Quantum Elite 615, you have three spare card slots to which you can add more
input cards, increasing the choice of sources. Alternatively, you can add output cards to
spread out the windows and increase their size.
Scenario 2 —
­ Maximum number of full resolution video sources on a
tiled display
Screen layout — Scenario 2
In this scenario,12 UXGA (1600x1200) displays create a 4x3 tiled display with 48 video
source windows arranged in an 8x6 array. The total display size is 6400x3600 pixels,
making each window 800x600 pixels.
Figure 4.
Example of Tiled Full Resolution Video Sources on a Tiled Display
Because each window is larger than the native source resolution, each source is
transferred across the RAPT bus at its native resolution and then scaled up to the required
size by the output card.
Hardware requirements — Scenario 2
The hardware requirements for scenario 2, video sources on a 4x3 tiled display, are:
•
6 output cards (driving 12 UXGA screens)
•
4 input cards (providing 48 source inputs)
•
A Quantum Elite 615 card frame
System capacity — Scenario 2
Figure 5.
System Capacity for Scenario 2
The limit of 48 real time source windows is imposed by the available RAPT bandwidth
and the available screen space. This assumes that all sources are using single-field
deinterlacing.
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Expansion options — Scenario 2
With the Quantum Elite 615, you have five spare card slots to which you can add more
output cards to provide more screens, or you can add more input cards to increase the
choice of sources.
NOTE: Increasing the number of full resolution source windows exceeds the real time
limit of the RAPT bus, so the Quantum uses its bandwidth management scheme.
Scenario 3 — Maximum number of video sources on a tiled display
Screen layout — Scenario 3
In this scenario, six UXGA (1600x1200) display devices create a 3x2 tiled display of
144 video source windows arranged in a 12x12 array. The total display size is 4800x2400
pixels, making each window approximately 133x100 pixels.
Figure 6.
Example of the Maximum Number of Video Sources on a Tiled Display
Because each window is smaller than the native source resolution, the input card scales
each source down to the required size. This greatly reduces the amount of source data
to be transferred across the RAPT bus to the output card, allowing a large number of
sources to be displayed simultaneously in real time.
Hardware requirements — Scenario 3
•
3 output cards driving 6 UXGA screens
•
12 input cards providing 144 inputs
•
A Quantum Elite 615 card frame
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System capacity — Scenario 3
Figure 7.
System Capacity for Scenario 3
The limit of 144 real time video source windows is imposed by the maximum number of
card slots being used.
Expansion options — Scenario 3
Assuming that all video sources are using single-field deinterlacing, approximately
50 percent of the RAPT bandwidth is being used. Rectangulation is also well below its
limit, so there is plenty of room for adding RGB graphics (QGE 100) sources.
NOTE: A maximum of 25 QGE 100 sources can be displayed simultaneously by a
Quantum processor at any time.
Scenario 4 — Maximum number of sources on the largest display
Screen layout — Scenario 4
In this scenario, eight UXGA displays create a 4x2 tiled display of 132 video source
windows arranged in a 16x8 array. The total display size is 6400x2400 pixels, making
each window 400x300 pixels.
Figure 8.
Example of the Maximum Video Sources on the Largest Display
Because each window is smaller than the native source resolution, the input card scales
each source down to the required size. This greatly reduces the amount of source data
to be transferred across the RAPT bus to the output card, allowing a large number of
sources to be displayed simultaneously in real time.
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Hardware requirements — Scenario 4
•
4 output cards driving 8 UXGA screens
•
11 input cards providing 132 source inputs
•
A Quantum Elite 615 card frame.
System capacity — Scenario 4
Figure 9.
System Capacity for Scenario 4
The limit of 132 real time video source windows is imposed by the maximum number of
card slots being used.
Expansion options — Scenario 4
Assuming that all video sources are using single-field deinterlacing, approximately
75 percent of the RAPT bandwidth is being used. Rectangulation is also well below its
limit, so there is plenty of room for adding RGB graphics (QGE 100) sources.
NOTE: A maximum of 25 QGE 100 sources can be displayed simultaneously by a
Quantum processor at any time.
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Application Diagrams
The following application diagrams show examples of how the Quantum Connect and
Quantum Elite can be connected.
4K Display
Control PC
WiFi
1 2 3 4
Extron
Quantum Connect
Control Software
HDMI
HDMI
DATA
Extron
Quantum Connect 84
HDCP-Compliant Videowall
Processor
QUANTUM CONNECT 408
VIDEO WALL PROCESSOR
Ethernet
RS-232
Ethernet
HDMI
HDMI
IPCP PRO 250
COM
eBUS
R
S
LIMIT
RTS
IR/S
CTS
RELAYS
I/O
1
2
1
3
4
2
Tx
1000
IR
LINK
ACT
Rx
OVER
1
2
Extron
IPCP Pro 250
IP Link Pro
Control Processor
Ethernet
Control
VLAN
1
Media Player
Blu-ray Player
PUSH
PUSH
POWER
GUIDE
MENU
RES
480
480p
720p 1080i 1080p
DIRECTV
HD
SELECT
DIRECTV
1
Laptop
PC
DVD
Display
Ethernet/PoE
Doc
Cam
VCR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Tuner
123
Volume
Tuner
On
Channel
Presets
Off
Mute
Mute
Room
Control
0
Screen
Lighting
Help
Last
More
Presets
Enter
December 15, 2013 - 7:58 AM
System
Off
Audio
Control
Extron
TLP Pro 1020T
10" Tabletop
TouchLink Pro
Touchpanel
Media Player
Satellite Receiver
Laptop
Figure 10. Connection Diagram for a Quantum Connect
NOTE: The Quantum Connect model does not support the use of the Media I and
Media II network ports that are available on the Elite models.
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HDCP-Compliant Displays
HDMI
Quantum Elite
Control Software
HDMI
Control
VLAN
Control Software can select:
Display Presets
Source Changes in Windows
Window Borders Color and Style
Text Insertion
POWER
DATA
Extron
Quantum Elite
HDCP-compliant Scalable
Videowall Processing
System
QUANTUM ELITE
CCTV Cameras
Composite or S-video
DVI
Blu-ray Player
HDMI
DVI
DSS Receiver
HDMI
RGB
PERIPH
PC
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
COM 1
COM 2
OUT
IN
DVI-I
DVI-I
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
QGE
Video
Network
VLAN
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
PERIPH
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
RGB
PERIPH
PC
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
PERIPH
PC
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
COM 1
COM 2
OUT
IN
DVI-I
DVI-I
DVI-I
PERIPH
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
PC
COM 1
COM 2
PERIPH
OUT
IN
DVI-I
DVI-I
COM 1
COM 2
OUT
IN
DVI-I
DVI-I
PC
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
DVI
PC
PC
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
DVI
IN
DVI-I
DVI-I
PC
COM 1
COM 2
PERIPH
OUT
IN
DVI-I
DVI-I
PC
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
COM 2
OUT
IN
DVI-I
DVI-I
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
COM 1
PERIPH
PC
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
COM 1
COM 2
OUT
IN
DVI-I
DVI-I
COM 2
OUT
IN
DVI-I
DVI-I
DVI
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
PERIPH
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
COM 1
DVI
COM 2
OUT
RGB
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
RGB
COM 1
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
PERIPH
IN
DVI-I
PC
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
RGB
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
PERIPH
COM 2
OUT
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
RGB
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
COM 1
DVI
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
DSS Receiver
HDMI
Extron
QGE 100
Encoder
QGE 100 Viewer
Software
DSS Receiver
HDMI
RGB
COM 1
PERIPH
PC
12V DC
REG
1.5A MAX
Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel
COM 1
COM 2
OUT
IN
DVI-I
DVI-I
COM 2
OUT
IN
DVI-I
DVI-I
DVI
RGB
Figure 11. Connection Diagram for Quantum Elite 615
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HDCP-Compliant Displays
Extron
TLP 1000 TV
10" TouchLink
Tabletop
Touchpanel
Ethernet
Ethernet
HDMI
Control
VLAN
HDMI
Ethernet
Ethernet
Quantum Elite
Control
Software
MEDIA II
MEDIA I
CONTROL
HDCP
COMPLIANT
HDCP
COMPLIANT
HDCP
COMPLIANT
HDCP
COMPLIANT
HDCP
COMPLIANT
WARNING
SEE USER GUIDE BEFORE
USING THIS EQUIPMENT
DO NOT REMOVE THIS PANEL
NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE
REFER ALL SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL
THIS EQUIPMENT MUST BE
GROUNDED/EARTHED
DO NOT OBSTRUCT
VENTILATION GRILLES
RS 232
POWER
12V
500mA
MAX
COM1
TX RX RTS CTS
COM 2
TX RX
INPUT
2 3 4
COM 3
TX RX
1
IR
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
OUT
OUT
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
2
Extron
Quantum Elite
RELAY
1
2
S G S G
LAN
1
3
IR
4
RELAY
3
4
HDCP-Compliant Scalable
Videowall Processing System
S G S G
Extron
IPL 250
IP Link Control
Processor
HDMI
DVI
STANDBY/ON
PQLS
HDMI
OPEN/CLOSE
FL OFF
USB
Blu-ray Player
PC
HDMI
DVI
DSS Receiver
PC
HD-SDI
HD-SDI
Camera
Camera
HD-SDI
HD-SDI
Camera
Camera
Figure 12. Connection Diagram for a Quantum Elite 408
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HDMI
HDMI
Extron
QC 101 E
Controller for
Quantum Elite
100-240V ~ --A MAX
OUTPUTS
REMOTE
USB
LAN
OUTPUTS
1
DISPLAYPORT
3
50/60 Hz
RESET POWER
POWER
Tx Rx G
DATA
RS232
2
HDMI
A
B
RGBHV
QUANTUM ELITE
RS-232
Ethernet
Extron
Quantum Elite 615
HDCP-Compliant Videowall
Processing System
IPCP PRO 250
COM
RTS
eBUS
R
S
LIMIT
IR/S
RELAYS
I/O
CTS
1
2
1
3
4
2
Tx
1000
IR
LINK
ACT
Rx
OVER
1
2
Ethernet
Control
VLAN
Ethernet
Extron
IPCP Pro 250
IP Link Pro
Control Processor
HD-SDI
JMP 9600
JPEG 2000 MEDIA PLAYER
VIDEO
DISK DRIVE
1
2
3
LAN
4
1
PREV
2
ENTER
Laptop
PC
DVD
Display
Doc
Cam
VCR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Channel
HD-SDI
Extron
JMP 9600 2K
HD Video Player
123
Volume
Tuner
On
Tuner
Presets
HDMI
WiFi
1 2 3 4
WiFi
1 2 3 4
RGB
Off
Mute
Mute
Room
Control
0
Screen
Lighting
Help
Ethernet/PoE
Last
Enter
December 15, 2013 - 7:58 AM
More
Presets
System
Off
Extron
TLP Pro 1020T
10" Tabletop
TouchLink Pro
Touchpanel
Audio
Control
Blu-ray Player
HDMI
PUSH
RGB
PC
PUSH
POWER
GUIDE
MENU
RES
480
480p
720p 1080i 1080p
DIRECTV
HD
SELECT
DIRECTV
Satellite Receiver
HDMI
PC
Laptop
Figure 13. Connection Diagram for Quantum Elite with a QC 101 E Controller
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Installation and
Maintenance
This section provides the steps to install the Quantum processor. It also describes the
rear panel components and provides instructions for cabling. The following topics are
included:
•
Installation Steps
•
Rear Panel Features
•
Card Connections and Functions
•
Ethernet Connections
•
Front Panel Features
•
Maintenance
Installation Steps
The Quantum processor can be mounted in a 19-inch equipment rack or placed on a
table or other furniture. To install and set up the Quantum processor for a videowall, follow
the steps below (see the application diagrams starting on page 14 for connection
examples).
1. Disconnect power from the processor and turn off all other equipment in the system.
2. If desired, mount the processor to a rack (see Mounting on page 78).
3. Make cable connections in any order between appropriate devices and the Quantum
rear panel ports as needed:
•
Control Ethernet
•
DVI, RGB, HDMI, SDI, and video inputs
•
DVI and HDMI outputs
NOTE: With adapters, RGB is available on the DVI ports and DVI is available
on the HDMI ports.
•
USB
•
Monitor
•
Keyboard and mouse
•
QC 101 controller (optional)
•
Media I and Media II Ethernet for QGE 100 video networks (Quantum Elite
models only)
4. Connect power to the IEC connector.
5. Power on all connected devices.
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6. Set the Quantum power switch or switches to On. (The power switches are on
the front panel behind the access door. See Front Panel Features, beginning on
page 52.)
WARNING: To avoid the risk of electric shock or product damage due to
condensation, always allow the Quantum processor to become acclimated to
ambient temperature and humidity for at least 30 minutes before switching it
on. This is particularly important when you are moving the unit from a cold to a
warm location.
AVERTISSEMENT : Afin d’éviter un risque éventuel de choc électrique ou
d’endommagement du Quantum dû à la condensation, laisser toujours le
temps à la source d’alimentation de s’adapter à la température et à l’humidité
ambiantes, pendant au moins 30 minutes, avant de les brancher. Ceci est
particulièrement important lorsque vous déplacer l’unité depuis un lieu frais vers
un lieu chaud.
7. (Optional) Configure the IP address using the Control Panel. The Quantum processor
is a host device with a Windows XP operating system of which the Control Panel
is a component. To view and use the Control Panel, you must have a keyboard,
mouse, and monitor connected to the appropriate cards in the Quantum chassis (see
Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, USB, and Media Cards on page 46 for information
on connecting these items. See Using the Control Panel on page 61 for information
on this feature).
8. (Optional) Configure the IP address of the QC 101 Controller. This optional controller
connects to a control system via RS-232 and to the Quantum processor via Ethernet.
It has an embedded operating system and is provided with the Quantum Control
Software. Attach a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to this controller to configure
it. See QC 101 Controller, beginning on page 69, for more information on this
controller.
9. Install and set up the Quantum Control software on your computer (see the Quantum
Control Software User Guide, available on the provided Quantum software CD). See
Installing the Software on page 67 for information on obtaining and starting the
Windows-based control software.
10. Use the Quantum Control Software to configure sources and displays for your
videowall system (see the control program help file for the procedures).
NOTE: Steps 8 and 9 can be performed without the inputs, outputs, or any other
hardware being connected to the Quantum.
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Rear Panel Features
The Quantum rear panels provide slots for cards containing video input and output
connectors, RJ-45 network connectors, connectors for a keyboard, mouse, and monitor,
and USB connectors. It also contains the power connector and two vents.
Quantum Elite 615 Rear Panel
The Quantum Elite 615 rear panel has 15 slots in which cards can be installed to order,
plus three slots in which cards are permanently installed. It also contains the main power
connector and the vents.
Figure 14. Quantum Elite 615 Rear Panel
Slot 0
PS/2 keyboard card
Control card
D
E
C
Input and output cards
F
Power connector
Media I and Media II network, USB, and
monitor ports
Slot 0 — By default, this slot is empty. If all other input and output slots are full, an
additional input card can be installed in this slot.
B
Control card — This slot holds the card containing the Control port.
To enable control via the Quantum Control Software, use this RJ-45
Ethernet connector (shown at right) to connect the Quantum to a network,
a single computer, or a QC 101 controller. See Control Card on the next
page, Ethernet Connections on page 51, and QC 101 Controller, beginning on
page 69, for more information.
ETHERNET
A
•
ACT LED — The amber Activity LED blinks to indicate network activity.
•
LINK LED — The green Link LED lights steadily to indicate a good network
connection.
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A
B
20
C
Input and output cards — The slots numbered 2 through 15 on the rear panel
contain input and output cards. When you order the Quantum, you specify the
desired number and type of input cards and output cards. You receive the system
with all cards installed.
On the Quantum Elite models, replacement card kits are available to order. These
cards must be installed by a trained technician.
NOTE: The system must contain at least one input card and one output card.
Cards are installed in slots 15 through 2, from right to left, starting with slot 15, which
must contain an output card (see Input card locations on page 26 and Output
card locations on page 39 for more information on card placement).
D
PS/2 keyboard card — Connect a PS/2 keyboard (provided with the unit) to the
mini DIN connector when you need to perform basic system setup or troubleshooting
using the Control Panel (see Using the Control Panel on page 61).
E
Media I and Media II network, USB, and monitor ports — On the Quantum
Elite 615, the following ports are contained on this card:
F
•
Media I and II network ports: These two 2 gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) ports
can be used to connect the Quantum Elite 615 to external local area networks
(LANs) or wide area networks (WANs) to access remote Quantum QGE 100
sources. Connect Category (CAT) 5 STP patch cables between these RJ-45
connectors and the network.
•
USB ports: Connect optional USB storage devices to these USB type A ports to
enable loading of image files or software upgrades. A USB keyboard and mouse
also can be attached to these ports to provide access to the Control Panel. (A
USB mouse is provided with the unit.)
•
Monitor port: Connect an optional monitor to this 15-pin VGA connector
to enable viewing of internal settings during basic setup, servicing, and fault
diagnostic procedures. This port is not used for normal operation.
Power connector — Connect the supplied IEC power cord between this male IEC
connector and an AC power source. (A power switch on the front panel powers the
unit on and off.)
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Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect Rear Panels
The Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect 84 and 82 rear panels have 11 slots in
which cards are installed:
•
Quantum Elite 408 — Has eight slots in which cards can be installed to order, plus
three slots in which cards are permanently installed. The rear panel also contains the
power connector and vents.
•
Quantum Connect 82 and 84 — Have eight slots that contain HDMI input and
output cards. Connect 84 has four HDMI input cards and two HDMI output cards.
Connect 82 has four input cards and one output card.
Figure 15. Quantum Elite 408 Rear Panel
Power connector
Unused slots
Control card
USB card
Monitor, Media I and Media II network,
and keyboard and mouse ports
HDCP
COMPLIANT
HDCP
COMPLIANT
HDCP
COMPLIANT
HDCP
COMPLIANT
HDCP
COMPLIANT
HDCP
COMPLIANT
WARNING
SEE USER GUIDE BEFORE
USING THIS EQUIPMENT
Input and output cards
D
E
F
CONTROL
A
B
C
DO NOT REMOVE THIS PANEL
NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE
REFER ALL SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL
THIS EQUIPMENT MUST BE
GROUNDED/EARTHED
DO NOT OBSTRUCT
VENTILATION GRILLES
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
3
4
5
6
7
8
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
1
2
Figure 16. Quantum Connect 84 Rear Panel
A
B
C
Power connector
Unused slots
Control card
D
E
F
HDMI input and output cards
USB card
Keyboard and mouse ports
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Power connector — Connect the supplied IEC power cord between this male IEC
connector and an AC power source. (A power switch on the front panel powers the
unit on and off.)
B
C
Unused slots — No cards are installed in these slots.
D
ETHERNET
Control card — This slot holds the card containing the Control port.
To enable control via the Quantum Control Software, use this RJ-45
Ethernet connector (shown at right) to connect the Quantum to a network,
a single computer, or a QC 101 controller. See Control Card on the next
page, Ethernet Connections on page 51, and QC 101 Controller, beginning on
page 69, for more information.
ACT LINK
A
•
Act LED — The amber Activity LED blinks to indicate network activity.
•
Link LED — The green Link LED lights steadily with a good network connection.
Input and output cards — The slots numbered 1 through 8 on the rear panel
contain input and output cards.
•
Quantum Elite — When you order a Quantum Elite, you specify the desired
number and type of input cards and output cards. You receive the system with all
cards installed.
On the Quantum Elite models, replacement card kits are available to order. These
cards must be installed by a trained technician.
NOTE: The system must contain at least one input card and one output card.
Cards are installed in slots 8 through 1, from right to left, starting with slot 8,
which must contain an output card (see Input card locations on page 26 and
Output card locations on page 39 for more information on card placement).
•
Quantum Connect 82 and 84 — Each of these models is available in only one
configuration. Connect 84 has four HDMI input cards, installed in slots 3 through
6, and two HDMI output cards, installed in slots 7 and 8. Connect 82 has four
HDMI input cards, installed in slots 4 through 7, and one output card, installed in
slot 8.
E
USB card — Connect optional USB storage devices to these USB type A ports to
enable loading of image files or software upgrades. A USB keyboard and mouse also
can be attached to these ports to provide access to the Control Panel. (A USB mouse
is provided with the unit.)
F
Monitor, Media I and Media II network, and keyboard and mouse ports — The
following ports are contained on this card:
•
Monitor port: Connect an optional monitor to this 15-pin VGA connector
to enable viewing of internal settings during basic setup, servicing, and fault
diagnostic procedures. (This port is not used for normal operation.)
•
Keyboard and mouse port: Use a splitter cable if you want to attach a PS/2
keyboard (provided with the unit) and a PS/2 mouse (not provided) to this mini
DIN connector. Use this port when you need to perform basic system setup or
troubleshooting (see Connecting a PS/2 keyboard, USB mouse, and monitor
on page 46).
•
Media I and II network ports (Elite models only): These two Ethernet ports
(one 1000Base-T and one 100Base-T) can be used to connect the Elite 408
to external LANs or WANs to access remote Quantum QGE sources (optional).
Connect CAT5 STP patch cables between these connectors and the network.
NOTE: A Quantum processor can simultaneously display a maximum of 25
QGE 100 sources.
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Card Connections and Functions
This section describes the cards that can be installed in the Quantum processor and
provides instructions for connecting to the ports on each card, along with a connection
example for each.
Control Card
The Control card is installed in the second slot from the left in all models. Connect a
computer that is running the Quantum Control Software to the fast Ethernet (100Base-T)
Control port on this card to enable you to control the Quantum processor and to set up
videowall applications via the computer.
As an alternative to the computer, connect this port directly to the QC 101 Controller or to
a network to which the QC 101 controller also is connected.
NOTE: Ensure that the controller and the quantum processor are on the same subnet.
Direct and indirect connections
The connection from the Quantum Control port to the computer can be direct or indirect
(see figure 17 on the next page). For a single videowall processor you can use either
method, but for a setup with multiple processors you must use the indirect method (for
example, via a network switch).
Computer connections:
•
A direct connection uses a single cable that is connected between the network port
of the computer and the Quantum Control port. A 6-foot (1.8 meters) crossover cable
is provided.
•
An indirect connection is made via a switch, router, or local area network, using a
straight-through, not a crossover, cable (not provided).
QC 101 connections:
•
A direct connection uses a single cable that is connected between the LAN port of
the QC 101 and the Quantum Control port.
•
An indirect connection is made from the QC 101 LAN port via the network, using a
straight-through cable (not provided). This type of connecton can be used to connect
one or multiple Quantums to the QC 101.
The network port on the computer or the network hub, router, or LAN must be able to
support a 100Base-T connection. When the Quantum processor is delivered, it is set with
the following default addresses and values:
•
IP address: 192.168.254.254
•
Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
•
Gateway: 0.0.0.0
To change these addresses, use the Quantum Control Panel (see Using the Control
Panel on page 61).
NOTE: To enable communications between the computer or QC 101 and the
processor, the Quantum IP address and subnet mask must be compatible on both:
•
The subnet mask must be the same for all devices.
•
The IP addresses must be different, but on the same subnet.
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MEDIA I MEDIA II
Control Port
Ethernet
CONTROL
100Base-T
1
Quantum Elite
Control Software
2
3
4
5
6
7
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
ATTENTION
OBSERVE PRECAUTIONS
FOR HANDLING
ELECTROSTATIC
SENSITIVE
DEVICES
Crossover Cable
WARNING
SEE USER GUIDE BEFORE
USING THIS EQUIPMENT
DO NOT REMOVE THIS PANEL
NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE
REFER ALL SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL
THIS EQUIPMENT MUST BE
GROUNDED/EARTHED
DO NOT OBSTRUCT
VENTILATION GRILLES
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
Quantum Processor
Direct Connection
Control Port
MEDIA I MEDIA II
Other Quantum Elite Processors
or Network Sources/Devices
Hub
100Base-T
CONTROL
Ethernet
1
Quantum Elite
Control Software
2
3
4
5
6
7
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
ATTENTION
OBSERVE PRECAUTIONS
FOR HANDLING
ELECTROSTATIC
SENSITIVE
DEVICES
Straight-through
Cable
WARNING
SEE USER GUIDE BEFORE
USING THIS EQUIPMENT
DO NOT REMOVE THIS PANEL
NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE
REFER ALL SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL
THIS EQUIPMENT MUST BE
GROUNDED/EARTHED
DO NOT OBSTRUCT
VENTILATION GRILLES
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
Quantum Processor
Indirect Connection
Figure 17. Ethernet Control Port Connection Types
DATA
COM
eBUS
R
S
LIMIT
RTS
IR/S
CTS
RELAYS
I/O
1
2
1
3
4
2
Tx
1000
IR
LINK
E
ACT
Rx
OVER
1
2
Ethernet
RS-232
IPCP PRO 250
CONFIG
PWR
LAN A
SSD
LAN B
QC 101
QUANTUM CONTROLLER
QC 101
Controller
Control
System
QUANTUM CONNECT 408
VIDEO WALL PROCESSOR
Quantum Connect
Videowall Processor
Direct Connection to One Quantum
Network
POWER
DATA
QUANTUM ELITE
Ethernet
IPCP PRO 250
COM
eBUS
R
S
LIMIT
RTS
IR/S
CTS
RELAYS
I/O
1
2
1
3
4
2
Tx
1
2
Control
System
Ethernet
RS-232
1000
IR
LINK
ACT
Rx
OVER
CONFIG
PWR
LAN A
SSD
LAN B
Ethernet
LINK
Extron
QC 101
Controller
QC 101
HOST
POWER
QUANTUM CONTROLLER
DATA
Network
Switch
QUANTUM ELITE
POWER
DATA
QUANTUM ELITE
Network Connection to Multiple Quantums
Quantum Elite
Videowall Processors
Figure 18. QC 101 Connection Examples
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Input Cards
Analog and digital video sources such as computers, cameras, Blu-ray™ or DVD players,
and video servers are input to the Quantum processor through one or more of the
Quantum input cards. These cards provide digitization, deinterlacing, and down-scaling of
sources as well as full source auto-detection.
Input card locations
Any combination of the four input card types can be installed in the slots available for
inputs as follows:
•
Quantum Elite 615 ­— Slots 2 through 14, plus slot 0 if all the other slots in the card
frame are full, enabling up to 14 input cards to be installed.
•
Quantum Elite 408 — Slots 1 through 7.
•
Quantum Connect — Slots 3 through 6 (Connect 84) or slots 4 through 7
(Connect 82) are preconfigured with HDMI input cards that cannot be replaced.
NOTES:
•
At least one input card is required.
•
Slot 15 on the Elite 615 and slot 8 on the Elite 408 and Connect can contain only
output cards. They cannot be used for inputs.
•
If your Quantum Elite has multiple types of input cards, the cards must be
installed in the following order, from right to left:
1. SDI (installed to the left of the last output card)
2. HDMI (installed to the left of the last SDI card)
3. DVI (installed to the left of the last HDMI card)
4. RGB/YUV (installed to the left of the last DVI card)
5. Video/S-video (installed to the left of the last RGB card)
All cards of the same signal type must be placed next to each other in the card
frame.
•
The number of sources that can be displayed simultaneously depends on the
rectangulation of the output cards (see Output Cards on page 39).
EDID management
The Quantum EDID Minder manages the EDID for all the inputs. By default, input EDID
is set to 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz. In addition, the user assigned mode allows pre-stored
EDIDs, based on user selected resolutions, to be manually assigned to the sources. By
maintaining continuous EDID communication with all sources, EDID Minder ensures that
all sources power up properly and maintain their video outputs whether or not they are
actively connected to the display device through the Quantum outputs.
Alternatively, you can set the EDID properties for each of the inputs installed in your
Quantum card frame using the Quantum Control Software. The software also lets you
view the current EDID that has been set for each input. The following EDIDs can be
selected for an input at 50 or 60 Hz:
• 640x480
• 1280x768
• 1366x768
• 1600x1200
• 800x600
• 1280x800
• 1440x900
• 1920x1200*
• 848x480
• 1280x1024
• 1400x1050
• 720p
• 1024x768
• 1360x768
• 1680x1050
• 1080p
• Current display EDID (on output 1)
*Default
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If no project file has been saved on the Quantum, the default EDID setting of 1920x1200
at 60 Hz is applied.
See the Quantum Control Software User Guide, provided on the Quantum CD, for details
on selecting and monitoring EDIDs.
Source down-scaling
Each input card has an on-board scaler that down-scales the video sources in size to
1/16 of the original source (horizontally, vertically, or both). For simplicity, the example in
the diagram below assumes that each screen in the target display has the same resolution
as the source.
Card Outputs a
Unity Image
Ruth Dire
Extron Electronics
Input
Card
RAPT
Bus
Ruth Dire
Extron Electronics
Output
Card
Source Is Not Scaled
(Unity / Native Resolution / 1:1)
Card Outputs a
Scaled-down Image
Ruth Dire
Extron Electronics
Input
Card
RAPT
Bus
Ruth Dire
Extron Electronics
Output
Card
Source Is Scaled Down
Figure 19. Example of a Source Displayed Full-Sized and Down-scaled
NOTE: Sources emanating from the PCI bus (such as image files) are down-scaled to
the appropriate size by the output card graphics processor (GPU).
Up-scaling (magnification) is achieved by a scaler on the output card (see Source
up-scaling on page 41).
Detailed information on connecting to these input cards is provided in the following
sections.
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Video/S-video input card (Quantum Elite only)
The Video/S-video input card enables you connect up to 12 composite video sources,
S-video (YC) sources, or both types in combination. You can connect input devices to one
or both connectors via one or two of the provided breakout adapter cables.
The Quantum Elite 615 card frame can accommodate up to 14 Video/S-video input
cards, allowing up to 168 video source inputs. The Quantum Elite 408 and the Quantum
Connect card frames can each hold up to 7 video cards, allowing up to 84 inputs.
The Video/S-video input card performs the following:
•
Auto-detection of source types: Full auto-detection is provided on each input.
NOTE: PAL 60 format is not supported. PAL 60 is commonly output by European
VCRs when playing back an NTSC tape.
Automatic gain control (AGC) ensures optimum source display with signals as low as
20% of normal amplitude.
NOTE: Due to the dynamic nature of AGC an identical source fed to different
inputs may not display with identical results.
•
Deinterlacing: Sources that are connected to the Video/S-video input card are
interlaced scan and need to be converted to a progressive scan (deinterlaced).
•
Down-scaling of composite and S-video sources: Independent horizontal and
vertical scaling is possible down to 1/16 of native resolution. For example, a source of
720x486 pixels can be scaled down to approximately 45x31 pixels.
More than one scaled version of each source is possible, subject to the maximum
number of sources supported by the scaler.
In the following table, “Real Time” refers to the number of windows that can be
created without any reduction in frame rate. “Absolute” refers to the maximum
number of windows that can be created.
Source Type
Deinterlacing
Video/S-video (PAL, NTSC, Single field
SECAM)
Three field
Maximum Number of Sources
Supported per Card*
Real Time
Absolute
30
64
15
64
* Also dependant on the source capacity of the RAPT bus
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Connecting composite video sources
•
Input connectors: The Video/S-video input card contains two female 26-pin D type
connectors, to which the breakout cables are attached for composite video or
S-video.
•
Breakout cables (adapters): Each of the two provided breakout cables has a male
26-pin, high-density, D-type connector attached to 12 flying leads terminated in BNC
connectors (see the figure 20 on the next page). The BNC connectors are labeled
1 through 12. (The second breakout cable, if connected, is used only for S-video
connections.)
26 Pin D
Connector
Female BNC Connectors
16"
Figure 20.
•
Breakout Cable for Video and S-video Sources
Cables: The recommended cable type to connect a source device to the breakout
cable is a low-loss 75 ohms coaxial cable. Cabling distance between the source and
the Video/S-video input card can be up to 32 feet (10 meters).
To connect composite video sources to the Video/S-video input card:
1. Connect the 26-pin D connector of the breakout cable to the top connector on the
Video/S-video card. (The bottom connector is used only for S-video sources.)
2. Connect a BNC cable from each composite video input device to one of the BNC
connectors of the breakout cable, starting with the connector labeled 1 (or the lowest
numbered BNC connector available).
Connecting S-video sources
To connect S-video sources, use both provided breakout cables and both connectors on
the Video/S-video input card, as follows:
1. Connect both breakout cables to the 26-pin D connectors on the Video/S-video input
card.
2. Connect a BNC cable from an S-video input device to the lowest-numbered BNC
connector available on both breakout cables, as follows:
•
Connect the Y (luma) cable of the source to the breakout cable attached to the
top D-type connector on the Video/S-video input card.
•
Connect the device C (chroma) cable of the source to the breakout cable
attached to the bottom connector on the card.
•
Ensure that the Y and C cables of the S-video device are attached to the BNC
connectors with the same number on both breakout cables.
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NOTE: The breakout cable connected to the bottom connector on the
Video/S-video input card should have only the C cables of S-video devices
attached.
3. Repeat step 2 for any additional S-video devices that you want to connect.
Connector pin assignments
Top connector:
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
1
CVBS or Y 1 in
10
Ground
19
CVBS or Y 7 in
2
CVBS or Y 2 in
11
Ground
20
CVBS or Y 8 in
3
CVBS or Y 3 in
12
Ground
21
CVBS or Y 9 in
4
CVBS or Y 4 in
13
Ground
22
CVBS or Y 10 in
5
CVBS or Y 5 in
14
Ground
23
CVBS or Y 11 in
6
CVBS or Y 6 in
15
Ground
24
CVBS or Y 12 in
7
Ground
16
Ground
25
Ground
8
Ground
17
Ground
26
Ground
9
Ground
18
Ground
Bottom connector:
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
1
C 1 in
10
Ground
19
C 7 in
2
C 2 in
11
Ground
20
C 8 in
3
C 3 in
12
Ground
21
C 9 in
4
C 4 in
13
Ground
22
C 10 in
5
C 5 in
14
Ground
23
C 11 in
6
C 6 in
15
Ground
24
C 12 in
7
Ground
16
Ground
25
Ground
8
Ground
17
Ground
26
Ground
9
Ground
18
Ground
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Video and S-video connection example
The diagram below shows an example of composite and S-video sources connected to
the Video/S-video input card via breakout cables.
Video Input Card
Composite Video
or Y of S-video
Breakout Cable
Breakout Cable
C of S-video Only
IN
8
1
2
3
4
Composite
Composite
Composite
Y
DVD
1
TUNER
2
CAMERA
3
S-VIDEO DEVICE
C
5
6
7
4
5
NOTE: The Y and C outputs of an S-video
source must be connected to the same input
number on both cables.
6
7
8
8
9
9
10
10
11
11
12
12
Figure 21. Video/S-video Input Card Connection Example
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Analog RGB/YUV input card (Quantum Elite only)
Analog RGB/YUV cards are installed immediately to the left of the DVI cards. Connect one
or two analog RGB graphics sources or HD video sources (in RGB or component YPrPb
format) to the VGA connectors on this card.
•
Input connectors: The RGB/YUV input card contains two female 15-pin VGA
connectors. The Quantum Control Software identifies the inputs by the connector to
which they are attached. The upper connector is recognized as input 1. The bottom
connector is input 2.
Example: The top VGA connector on the card in slot 4 is identified as 4.1.
•
Cables: The recommended cable type for this RGB connection is a low-loss 75
ohms cable with a maximum length of 32 feet (10 meters). If more inputs are required,
you can use multiple card frames.
The Quantum Elite 615 model can accommodate up to 14 input cards, allowing a
maximum of 28 RGB or HD source inputs (two per card). The Quantum Elite 408 can
accommodate up to 7 input cards, allowing a maximum of 14 RGB/YPrPb video source
inputs.
Down-scaling of RGB or HD video sources
The on-board scaler provides down-scaling of RGB and HD sources. Independent
horizontal and vertical scaling is possible down to 1/16 of native resolution. For example,
a source of 1600x1200 pixels can be scaled down to around 100x75 pixels.
More than one scaled version of each source is possible, subject to the maximum number
of sources supported by the scaler.
In the following table, “Real Time” refers to the number of windows that can be created
without any reduction in frame rate. “Absolute” refers to the maximum number of windows
that can be created.
Source Type
Maximum Number of Sources
Supported per Card*
Real Time
50 Hz 60 Hz
Absolute
HD 1080i
7
5
64
HD 1080p
3
2
64
HD 720p
8
6
64
UXGA
3
3
64
SXGA+
5
4
64
SXGA
5
4
64
WXGA
7
6
64
XGA
9
7
64
SVGA
15
12
64
* Also depends on the source capacity of the RAPT bus.
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RGB/YUV connector pin assignments
The following diagram shows the pin assignments for the 15-pin high-density D-type
connectors on the RGB/YUV input card.
5
DDC Clock 15
Gnd (H Sync)
10 Gnd (V Sync)
V-sync 14
4 No Connection
9 DDC 5 V DC
3 Blue
8 Gnd (Blue Return)
C-sync/H-sync 13
DDC Data 12
2 Green
7 Gnd (Green Return)
Gnd (DDC) 11
1 Red
6 Gnd (Red Return)
Figure 22. Pin Assignments for the RGB Connectors
RGB or component video connection example
The diagram below shows an example of RGB and component video sources connected
to the RGB/YUV input card.
IN
10
RGB / YPrPb Source
RGB / YPrPb Source
Figure 23. RGB/YUV Input Card Connection Example
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DVI input card (Quantum Elite only)
The DVI input cards are installed immediately to the left of the HDMI input cards in the
card frame. Connect one or two DVI-D video or graphics sources to the input connectors
on this card. The two DVI connectors are identical and can be used interchangeably. They
provide down-scaling of sources as required.
•
Input connectors: The DVI input card contains two female 29-pin DVI-I connectors.
•
Cables: DVI single or dual link video cables are recommended for this DVI
connection, 16 feet (5 meters) maximum. (Dual link signals are not supported.)
The Quantum Elite 615 model can accommodate up to 14 input cards, allowing a
maximum of 28 DVI video source inputs (two per card). The Quantum Elite 408 can
accommodate up to 7 input cards, allowing a maximum of 14 DVI video source inputs. If
more inputs are required, multiple card frames can be used.
Connector pin assignments
The following diagram shows the pin assignments for the 29-pin DVI-I connectors on the
DVI input card.
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
TMDS data 2–
9
TMDS data 1–
17
TMDS data 0–
2
TMDS data 2+ 10 TMDS data 1+
18
TMDS data 0+
3
Ground (2/4)
11 Ground (1/3)
19
Ground (0/5)
4
Not used
12 Not used
20
Not used
5
Not used
13 Not used
21
Not used
6
DDC clock
14 +5 V power
22
Ground (clock)
7
DDC data
15 Ground (for 5 V)
23
TMDS clock+
8
Not used
16 Hot plug detect
24
TMDS clock–
C1
NOTE: The analog pins (C1 through C5,
shown at right) are not enabled.
9
1
8
17
24
Female DVI Connector
C2
C5
C3
C4
Figure 24. DVI Input Connector Pin Assignments
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DVI input card connection example
The following diagram shows an example of DVI sources connected to the DVI input card.
IN
12
DVI Source
DVI Source
Figure 25. DVI Input Connection Example
HDMI Input Card (all models)
The HDMI input cards are installed immediately to the left of the SDI cards in the card
frame of a Quantum Elite. On the Quantum Connect models, HDMI input cards are
preinstalled and cannot be removed or replaced. They are HDCP-compliant when used
with Quantum HDMI output cards and HDCP-compliant displays. Connect one or two
HDMI video or graphics sources to the input connectors on this card. The two HDMI
connectors are identical and can be used interchangeably. They provide down-scaling of
sources as required.
NOTE: The HDMI connectors also support DVI signals. Appropriate HDMI to DVI
cables or adapters are required for DVI signal input on this card.
•
Input connectors: The HDMI input card has two female HDMI type A connectors.
•
Cables: HDMI single or dual link video cables are recommended for this HDMI
connection, 25 feet (7.6 meters) maximum. (Dual link signals are not supported.)
•
HDCP Compliance LEDs: The HDMI input card contains two tri-color LEDs (one
for each connector) that light to indicate the HDMI source signal status and HDCP
compliance:
Input LED Color
Status Definition
Off
No signal
Red
Unsupported signal
Green
Unencrypted HDMI or DVI signal
Amber
HDCP encrypted HDMI or DVI signal
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•
T
PU
HDMI LockIt Cable Lacing bracket: An Extron LockIt
UT
IO
M
cable lacing bracket is provided with the Quantum to enable HD
3
you to secure the HDMI device cable to the HDMI input
connector to prevent intermittent or complete signal loss due
to a loose cable connection. Above each connector is a hole
into which an HDMI connection mounting screw (provided)
can be inserted to attach the lacing bracket to the Quantum
Top Mounted
rear panel. (See the provided LockIt HDMI Lacing Bracket
Installation Guide card for more information on attaching the bracket.)
•
The Quantum Elite 615 can accommodate up to 14 input cards, allowing a maximum
of 28 HDMI video source inputs (two per card). The Quantum Elite 408 and the
Quantum Connect can each have up to 7 HDMI input cards, with a maximum of 14
HDMI video inputs. If more inputs are required, multiple card frames can be used.
HDMI connector pin assignments
Pin
Pin
Signal
Pin
1
TMDS data 2+
7
TMDS data 0+
13
CEC*
2
TMDS data 2 shield
8
TMDS data 0 shield
14
Reserved (NC)
3
TMDS data 2–
9
TMDS data 0–
15
SCL (DDC clock)
4
TMDS data 1+
10 TMDS clock+
16
SDA (DDC data)
5
TMDS data 1 shield
11 TMDS clock shield
17
DDC/CEC ground
6
TMDS data 1–
12
18
+5 V power
Signal
TMDS clock–
Signal
19 Hot plug detect
*Not supported
19
18
1
HDMI
2
Type A Receptacle
(Female)
1
2
19
HDMI
18
Type A Plug (Male)
Figure 26. HDMI Connector Pin Assignments
HDMI input card connection diagram
Figure 26 shows a diagram of HDMI sources connected to the HDMI input card.
HDCP
COMPLIANT
IN
13
HDMI Source
HDMI Source
Figure 27. HDMI Input Connection Example
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3G-SDI Input Card (Quantum Elite only)
Connect one or two 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, or SD-SDI video or graphics sources to the input
connectors on this card (in any combination of SDI signal types). These cards are installed
immediately to the left of the output cards in the card frame.
NOTE: The Quantum detects the SDI input signal format (3G-SDI, HD-SDI, or SD-SDI)
and sets the input to support it.
•
Input connectors: The SDI input card has two female HD-BNC connectors.
•
Adapter cables: For each SDI card, two female BNC-to-male HD-BNC adapter
cables are provided to enable connection of devices with standard BNC cabling to
the HD-BNC connectors on the card.
•
Motion adaptive deinterlacing: The SDI card features an advanced deinterlacing
process, which ensures that NTSC, PAL, and 1080i sources are supported
and deinterlaced properly prior to being placed onto the RAPT bus. By default,
deinterlacing is enabled. To save bandwidth on the RAPT bus if deinterlacing is not a
priority, you can disable the deinterlacing.
•
Film mode detection: All advanced film mode cadences are supported and can be
automatically detected (see the Quantum Control Software User Guide for information
on enabling and disabling film mode auto-detection).
The Quantum Elite 615 can accommodate up to 14 input cards, allowing a maximum
of 28 SDI video source inputs (two per card). The Quantum Elite 408 and the Quantum
Connect can each have up to 7 SDI input cards, with a maximum of 14 SDI video inputs.
If more inputs are required, multiple card frames can be used.
Input resolutions
The SDI card supports the following SMPTE input resolutions:
Resolution
Refresh Rates (Hz)
480i
59.94
576i
50
720p
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
1080i
50, 59.94, 60
1080p
23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
Figure 28 on the next page shows a diagram of SDI sources connected to the SDI input
card.
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SDI input card connection example
3G/HD/SD-SDI
HD-BNC to Standard
BNC Adapter Cable
HD-BNC to Standard
BNC Adapter Cable
IN
14
SDI Source
SDI Source
Figure 28. SDI Input Connection Example
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Output Cards
The Quantum DVI-I and HDMI output cards provide the final output to a display device.
They integrate all inputs to be displayed in a layout that you define using the control
software (see the Quantum Control Software User Guide for information on using the
program to set up displays). They also provide up-scaling of sources.
The HDMI output cards are HDCP-compliant when used with Quantum HDMI input cards
and HDCP-compliant displays.
Source signals are delivered to the output cards via either the RAPT or the PCI bus.
•
Connectors: The output cards contain either two female 29-pin DVI-I connectors or
two female type A HDMI connectors, to which you can connect one or two display
devices. Each output channel is capable of driving a standalone display device or one
screen element in a videowall.
NOTE: You can also connect DVI display devices to the HDMI output connectors
using a DVI-to-HDMI cable or adapter.
The Quantum Control Software identifies the outputs by the connector to which they
are attached. The upper connector is recognized as output 1; the bottom connector,
as output 2.
•
HDMI LockIt bracket: An Extron LockIt cable lacing bracket is provided with
the Quantum to enable you to secure the HDMI device cable to the HDMI output
connector (see the provided LockIt HDMI Lacing Bracket Installation Guide card for
information on attaching the bracket).
•
Signal formats: The output signal format can be analog (RGB on DVI-I connectors)
or digital (DVI or HDMI), with resolutions from VGA (640x480) to WXGA (1920x1200)
or 1080p (1920x1080) and refresh rates up to 60 Hz.
•
Cables: The recommended cable types for the output connections are:
•
•
Digital signals:
•
DVI: Single or dual link digital video cable with a maximum length of 16 feet
(5 meters).
•
HDMI: Singlelink high-speed HDMI video cable with a maximum length of
25 feet (7.6 meters).
Analog signals: DVI to analog video cable with a maximum length of 32 feet
(10 meters).
Output card locations
Place the first output card in the first slot on the right (slot 15 on the Quantum Elite 615,
slot 8 on the Quantum Elite 408 or the Quantum Connect). If your system has both
DVI-I and HDMI output cards, install the first HDMI card in the rightmost slot. Place any
additional HDMI output cards in the slots immediately to the left of the first HDMI card.
Install the DVI output cards in the slots to the left of the last HDMI card.
•
The Quantum Elite 615 can accommodate up to 14 output cards, allowing a
maximum of 28 display outputs.
•
The Quantum Elite 408 can accommodate up to 7 output cards, allowing a maximum
of 14 display outputs.
•
The Quantum Connect 84 has 2 output cards preinstalled and the Connect 82 has 1.
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LEDs on the HDMI output card
The HDMI output card contains two tri-color LEDs (one for each connector) that light to
indicate the HDMI output signal status and HDCP compliance:
Output LED Color
Status Definition
Off
Not defined in the output array
Red
Not applicable
Green
Unencrypted (non-compliant) HDMI or DVI signal
Amber
HDCP encrypted (compliant) HDMI or DVI signal
Connecting a display to the output card
You can connect up to two display devices to an output card. The top connector is for
output channel 1; the bottom connector is for output channel 2.
The outputs can drive analog or digital display devices at a variety of resolutions (see the
Quantum Control Software User Guide to configure the display connections).
When connecting an analog display, you can use either a DVI-A type connector and cable
or the provided DVI-to-VGA adapter (to allow connection of a conventional 15-pin style
VGA cable).
Output connector pin assignments
Figure 26 shows the pin assignments for the DVI output connectors.
NOTE: The pin assignments are the same for HDMI input and output connectors (see
HDMI connector pin assignments on page 36).
Analog Connections
Digital Connections
1
C1
8
C2
C5
9
17
C3
C4
Analog Portion of DVI Connector
24
Female DVI Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
Pin Function
1
TMDS data 2–
9
TMDS data 1–
17
TMDS data 0–
C1 Red signal
2
TMDS data 2+ 10 TMDS data 1+
18
TMDS data 0+
C2 Green signal
3
Ground (2/4)
11 Ground (1/3)
19
Ground (0/5)
C3 Blue signal
4
Not used
12 Not used
20
Not used
C4 Horizontal sync
5
Not used
13 Not used
21
Not used
C5 Ground
6
DDC clock
14 +5 V power
22
Ground (clock)
7
DDC data
15 Ground (for 5 V) 23
TMDS clock+
8
Not used
16 Hot plug detect
TMDS clock–
24
Figure 29. DVI Output Connector Pin Assignments
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Source up-scaling
The on-board scaler on the output card provides up-scaling of video, RGB, DVI, HDMI,
and QGE 100 sources. Independent horizontal and vertical scaling is possible up to 16
times native resolution. For example, a source of 720x486 pixels can be scaled up to
approximately 11520x7776 pixels.
Card Outputs a
Unity Image
Ruth Dire
Extron Electronics
Input
Card
RAPT
Bus
Ruth Dire
Extron Electronics
Output
Card
Source Is Not Scaled
[Unity / Native Resolution / 1:1]
Card Outputs a
Unity Image
Ruth Dire
Extron Electronics
Input
Card
RAPT
Bus
Image Scaled
Up
Output
Card
Ruth Dire
Extron Electronics
Source Is Scaled Up
[Magnification]
Figure 30. Example of a Source Displayed Full-sized and Up-scaled
NOTE: Where image files need to be up-scaled, these are rendered at the appropriate
size by the graphics processor (GPU). This ensures maximum image sharpness.
Down-scaling of video, RGB, HDMI, and DVI sources is performed by a scaler on the
input cards (see Source down-scaling on page 27 for further details).
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Output Channels
The two output channels on each card can be used to drive separate displays or
individual screen elements within a larger tiled display.
In a tiled display, each output card channel pair can be configured to output any region of
the overall display.
Output Channel Identification
The control software identifies each output channel by the slot number in which the output
card is installed and by the card channel number (1 or 2).
For example, if two output cards are installed in slots 7 and 8, the output channels are
identified as 7.1, 7.2, 8.1, and 8.2 (see the DVI example in figure 28).
Ch 7.1
Ch 8.1
Ch 7.2
Ch 8.2
OUT
OUT
7
8
Figure 31. DVI Channel Identification Example
Output Channel Mapping
When connecting multi-screen displays, consider the order in which screens are
connected to the various output channels.
You can use the Quantum Control Software to map any output card to any location
on the target display (see the Quantum Control Software User Guide, available at
www.extron.com, for details and procedures for mapping). There are three ways to
use the output channels of each card and the method you choose determines how you
connect each screen.
•
Dual channel horizontal — The channels drive two screens placed side by side.
•
Dual channel vertical — The channels drive two screens placed one above the
other.
•
Single channel — Only channel 1 is used, and channel 2 is not connected. Use this
method when the maximum number of windows need to be displayed on a single
screen, or if there is an odd number of screens in the array.
Choose the method (or combination of methods) that best suits the layout of the display.
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Connection and mapping examples
All of the display layout examples in figures 32 (below) and figure 33 (on the next page)
show channel numbering as seen from a viewing position in front of the screen. The digits
to the left of the decimal point are the slot number of the card, and the digit to the right of
the decimal point is the output channel number. Note that the actual slot numbers may
vary between systems, but Extron recommends that you start with the lowest numbered
card slot in the top left corner.
Figure 32. Channel Mapping Examples for Quantum Elite 615
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Figure 33. Channel Mapping Examples for Quantum Elite 408 and
Quantum Connect
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Input and Output Card Arrangements
The Quantum card frames are configured to order. Therefore, the combination and
position of cards varies depending on your specified configuration. At least one output
card and one input card are required. Other than that, any number or combination of input
and output cards can be used, depending on the number of input or output channels
required and the number of available slots.
NOTE: In a standard configuration, output cards are installed in the highest numbered
slots, in other words, slot 15 downwards on the Quantum Elite 615 or slot 8
downwards on the Quantum Elite 408. On the Quantum Connects, output cards are
installed in slot 8 (82 models) or 7 and 8 (84 models). Input cards are installed in the
remaining slots nearest the output cards.
Maximum number of inputs and outputs — Quantum Elite 615
Output
Cards
Output
Channels
Input
Cards
Video Input
channels
RGB, HD, DVI, and
SDI Input Channels
1
2
14
168
28
2
4
13
156
26
3
6
12
144
24
4
8
11
132
22
5
10
10
120
20
6
12
9
108
18
7
14
8
96
16
8
16
7
84
14
9
18
6
72
12
10
20
5
60
10
11
22
4
48
8
12
24
3
36
6
13
26
2
24
4
14
28
1
12
2
Maximum number of inputs and outputs — Quantum Elite 408 and
Quantum Connect
Output
Cards
Output
Channels
Input
Cards
Video Input
Channels
RGB, HDMI, DVI, and
SDI Input Channels
1
2
7
84
14
2
4
6
72
12
3
6
5
60
10
4
8
4
48
8
5
10
3
36
6
6
12
2
24
4
7
14
1
12
2
NOTES:
•
•
A maximum of 128 sources can be viewed simultaneously with one output card.
QGE 100 sources are transported over IP and require only a single video input
card to transfer QGE data to the RAPT bus.
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Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, USB, and Media Cards
The two cards installed in the first two slots on the right side of the rear panel contain
the connectors listed below. The locations of these connectors depend on the Quantum
model.
•
PS/2 keyboard connector
•
Monitor connector
•
USB ports (2)
•
Media I and Media II network ports (Elite models only)
Connecting a PS/2 keyboard, USB mouse, and monitor
To access the Quantum Control Panel screens, connect a PS/2 or USB keyboard
and USB mouse (provided) and a separate monitor (not provided) to the keyboard (or
keyboard/mouse) and monitor connectors on the rear panel. The Control Panel screens
enable you to perform such tasks as changing network settings, resetting the unit to
its default settings, and placing the processor in service mode (see Using the Control
Panel on page 61). The PS/2 keyboard, USB mouse, and the monitor are not required
during normal operation of the processor.
NOTE: The Control Panel software resides on the Quantum processor and is used
only for the system setup and trouble-shooting activities. This is not the same
software as the Quantum Control Software, which is loaded on your computer for
use in setting up the sources and displays and creating and managing presentations.
Keyboard and mouse PS/2 port pin assignments
Pin
Function
1
Data
2
No connection
3
Ground
4
+5 VDC supply
5
Clock
6
No connection
6
5
4
3
2
1
Figure 34. Pin Assignments for the Mini DIN Keyboard and Mouse Connector
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Monitor connector pin assignments
5 Ground (H-sync)
DDC Clock 15
10 Ground (V-sync)
V-sync 14
4 No Connection
9 +5 V Output*
H-sync 13
3 Blue
8 Ground (Blue)
DDC Data 12
2 Green
7 Ground (Green)
1 Red
No Connection 11
6 Ground (Red)
*5 V on pin 9 is limited to
200 mA by thermal fuse.
Figure 35. Pin Assignments for the Monitor Connector
Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect keyboard, mouse, and monitor
connections
Proprietary Splitter Cable
(Provided)
MEDIA I MEDIA II
On the Quantum Elite 408 and the Quantum Connect, one mini DIN connector for both
the keyboard and the mouse is on the last card on the right in the card cage. For a PS/2
keyboard and mouse, connect a splitter cable (provided) from this connector to the cables
of the keyboard and mouse (see figure 36). For a USB keyboard and mouse, connect
them to the two USB connectors (see figure 37 on the next page).
Figure 36. Connecting a PS/2 Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor to a
Quantum Elite 408 or a Quantum Connect
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MEDIA I MEDIA II
Figure 37. Connecting a USB Keyboard and Mouse to the Quantum Elite 408 or
Quantum Connect
Quantum Elite 615 keyboard, mouse, and monitor connections
MEDIA I MEDIA II
On the Quantum Elite 615, a mini DIN connector for the keyboard is located on the
second card from the right in the card cage. The monitor connector is on the last card
on the right (along with the USB connectors and the two Media network ports). Figure 35
shows how a keyboard, mouse, and monitor can be connected to a Quantum Elite 615.
Figure 38. Connecting a Keyboard and Mouse to the PS/2 and USB Ports on the
Quantum Elite 615
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USB ports
All Quantum models have two USB ports, to either of which you can connect an optional
USB storage device (such as a flash drive) or a USB keyboard, mouse, or both to access
the Quantum Control Panel (see figure 39).
Using the Control Panel screens, you can perform functions such as loading image files
to the Quantum from the connected USB storage device or uploading firmware directly
from the storage device to the Quantum processor (see Using the Control Panel on
page 61).
MEDIA I MEDIA II
NOTE: Firmware can be uploaded only via the USB ports.
Figure 39. Connecting a Keyboard and Mouse to the USB Ports on the Elite 615
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Media I and Media II network ports (Quantum Elite models only)
The Media I and Media II network ports allow the Quantum Elite to be connected to
external Ethernet LANs or WANs in order to access remote QGE 100 RGB sources or
network-based files or media.
MEDIA I MEDIA II
MEDIA I MEDIA II
NOTE: The Quantum Connect processor does not support the use of the Media I and
Media II ports.
Quantum Elite 615
Quantum Elite 408
Figure 40. Media I and Media II Ports on Quantum Elite Models
Capturing QGE 100 RGB Graphics Sources
You can capture applications running on remote computers by using the QGE 100
Quantum Graphics Encoder, which provides for efficient, lossless transportation of RGB
computer graphics over a standard IP network. The QGE 100 is a hardware-based
graphics capture device that connects between the source computer and its keyboard,
mouse, and the monitor. It allows the Quantum Elite to capture the desktop of the
source computer and display it on the target display. On average, the QGE streams
data at approximately 5 to 10 frames per second. It is best suited to sources with low to
moderate motion content.
QGE 100 sources are delivered to the Quantum over an IP network. The Video/S-video
input card transfers source data from the PCI bus to the RAPT bus. For this reason, at
least one Video/S-video input card must be installed in every Quantum Elite card frame to
use QGE sources.
NOTE: By using the QGE 100 lossless compression, RGB data bandwidth is
dramatically reduced and results in more efficient use of the RAPT bus.
Connecting to the Media ports
On the Quantum Elite 615, the two Media ports are on the same card with the monitor
and USB ports, installed in the first slot on the right. On the Quantum Elite 408, the
network connectors are on the card that also contains the PS/2 keyboard/mouse and
Monitor ports, which is in the second slot from the right. (The rightmost slot is not used.)
The Ethernet port speeds are:
•
Quantum Elite 615: Media I and Media II are both 1000Base-T (gigabyte Ethernet)
•
Quantum Elite 408: Media I is 100Base-T (fast Ethernet), while Media II is
1000Base-T (gigabyte Ethernet).
Use a CAT5 STP cable to connect the Quantum to your computer or the network node
(see Ethernet Connections on the next page to cable these network ports).
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ETHERNET
The Control port on all Quantum models and the Media I and Media II
network ports on the Elite models are Ethernet ports on RJ-45 connectors.
The Link and Activity LEDs on these RJ-45 connectors (shown at right)
indicate the status of the Ethernet connection. The green Link LED indicates
that the processor is properly connected to an Ethernet LAN. This LED should light
steadily. The amber ACT (Activity) LED indicates transmission of data on the connector.
This LED should flicker while the Quantum communicates.
ACT LINK
Ethernet Connections
Use a CAT 5 shielded twisted pair (STP) cable to connect these ports to a computer
(direct connection) or to a hub or router (indirect connection) to enable the processor to
be controlled by the Quantum Control Software or to obtain image files from a QGE 100
or the Internet. Ethernet cables are limited to a length of 328 feet (100 meters).
NOTES:
•
Do not use standard telephone cables. Telephone cables do not support Ethernet
or Fast Ethernet.
•
Do not stretch or bend the cables, because this can cause transmission errors.
You can make either a direct or an indirect Ethernet connection between the Quantum
and your computer or network using the appropriate cable:
•
Crossover cable — Direct connection between the computer and the Quantum
processor. A 6-foot (1.8 meters) crossover cable is provided with the Quantum.
•
Straight-through (patch) cable — Indirect connection between the Quantum
processor and an Ethernet LAN via a router, hub, or QC 101 controller
For more detailed information on these two types of connections, see Direct and
indirect connections on page 24.
The Ethernet cable must be properly terminated for your application as either a crossover
or a straight-through cable. Figure 41 shows how to wire the Ethernet connector for each
connection type.
Crossover Cable
Pins:
12345678
Pin
End 1
Wire Color
End 2
Wire Color
Straight-through Cable
Pin
End 1
Wire Color
End 2
Wire Color
1 White-green
White-orange
1
White-orange
White-orange
2 Green
Orange
2
Orange
Orange
3 White-orange
White-green
3 White-green
White-green
4 Blue
Blue
4 Blue
Blue
5 White-blue
White-blue
5 White-blue
White-blue
6 Orange
Green
6
Green
Green
7 White-brown
White-brown
7 White-brown
White-brown
Insert Twisted
Pair Wires
8 Brown
Brown
8 Brown
Brown
RJ-45
Connector
A cable that is wired as T568A at one end
and T568B at the other (Tx and Rx pairs
reversed) is a "crossover" cable.
T568A
T568B
T568B
T568B
A cable that is wired the same at both ends
is called a "straight-through" cable, because
no pin or pair assignments are swapped.
Figure 41. RJ-45 Connector Wiring
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Front Panel Features
Each Quantum front panel is covered by an access panel, or door, which you unlatch in
order to reach most of the front panel features.
Quantum Elite 615 Front Panels
Access panels — Quantum Elite 615
The Quantum Elite 615 front panel is covered by two access panels. The upper access
panel covers the four fan modules. The lower access panel covers the rest of the front
panel features (see Front panel — Quantum Elite 615 on the next page).
Figure 42. Quantum Elite 615 Access Panels
A
Upper access panel — Covers the top section of the front panel, which contains
the four fan modules.
B
Thumbscrews — Loosen these screws by hand or using a screwdriver in order to lift
the upper access panel and reach the fan modules.
C
Lower access panel — Covers the bottom section of the front panel, which
contains the card frame Power switch, the indicator LEDs, the flash drive, and the
power supply units (PSUs).
D
LED windows — Holes through which the Power and Data LEDs, which are
attached to the front panel, can be seen when the lower access panel is closed.
E
Lower panel latch — Releases the lower access panel. Rotate this latch one-quarter
turn to the left, then grasp it firmly and pull outward to access the lower front panel.
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Front panel — Quantum Elite 615
POWER
The following front panel features are located behind the upper and lower access panels.
Figure 43.
A
B
C
A
Quantum Elite 615 Front Panel
Fans
Power supply units (PSUs)
Power switch
D
E
F
Flash drive bay
Data LED
Power indicator LED
Fans — These four cooling fans, located behind the upper access panel, provide
forced-air ventilation, drawing air in through the upper access panel and exhausting
via the rear panel vents. The fan modules are hot-swappable — if a fan fails, it can be
replaced while the unit is powered on (see Replacing a fan on page 57).
These fans may need to be cleaned periodically (see Cleaning Ventilation Grilles
and Filters on page 57).
ATTENTION:
•
If a fan fails, replace it as soon as possible to avoid overheating.
•
Si un ventilateur tombe en panne, remplacez-le dans les plus brefs délais afin
d’éviter la surchauffe.
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B
Power supply units (PSUs) — These two removable power supplies operate in a
redundant configuration. They are hot-swappable — if one fails, it can be replaced
while the processor is operating (see Replacing a power supply (Quantum
Elite 615 only) on page 58). Each PSU has a Power rocker switch that powers the
PSU on and off. It is not necessary to turn these switches to Off when you power off
the processor.
ATTENTION:
C
•
Both power supplies must be powered on at all times during operation of the
processor.
•
If a power supply fails, replace it as soon as possible.
•
Les deux alimentations doivent être allumées en permanence pendant
l’utilisation du processeur.
•
Si l’une des alimentations tombe en panne, remplacez-la dans les plus brefs
délais.
Power switch — This rocker switch powers the processor on and off.
ATTENTION:
D
•
If your Quantum processor front panel contains a black rectangular Reset
button (located directly below the Power switch), do not press it. Doing so
could damage the operating system.
•
Si la face avant de votre processeur Quantum dispose d’un bouton de
réinitialisation rectangulaire noir (situé juste en dessous de l’interrupteur
d’alimentation), n’appuyez pas dessus. Cela pourrait endommager le
système d’exploitation.
Flash drive bay — This dual slot flash drive bay contains the following cards:
•
Drive C: (top slot) — Stores the operating system and hardware drivers.
•
Drive D: (bottom slot) — Stores system configuration data. This card can
also be used to store local source content, such as an image file containing a
background for the target display.
You can manage the contents of drive D: using the Control Panel (see Using the
Control Panel on page 61).
E
Data LED — This amber LED blinks when data is being written to or read from
drive D.
F
Power indicator LED — This bicolor LED lights green when the unit is powered on
and both power supplies are functioning. It lights red when a power supply has failed.
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Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect Front Panels
Access panel — Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect
The access panel is a door that covers and protects the items on the front panel of the
Quantum Elite 408 and of the Quantum Connect.
Figure 44. Quantum Elite 408 Access Panel
Figure 45. Quantum Connect Access Panel
A
LED windows — Holes through which the Power and Data LEDs, which are
attached to the front panel, can be seen when the access panel is closed.
B
Panel latch — Releases the access panel. Rotate this latch one-quarter turn to the
left, then grasp it firmly and pull outward to access the front panel.
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Front panel — Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect
The following front panel features are located behind the access panel:
Figure 46. Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect Front Panel
A
B
Power indicator LED — This green LED lights when the unit is receiving power.
C
Fans — These two cooling fans provide forced-air ventilation, drawing air in through
the access panel and exhausting via the rear panel vents. The fan modules are
hot-swappable — if a fan fails, it can be replaced while the unit is powered on and
operating (see Replacing a fan on the next page). These fans may need to be
cleaned periodically (see Cleaning Ventilation Grilles and Filters on the next page).
Data LED — This amber LED blinks when data is being written to or read from the
hard disk drive.
ATTENTION:
D
E
•
If a fan fails, replace it as soon as possible to avoid overheating.
•
Si un ventilateur tombe en panne, remplacez-le dans les plus brefs délais afin
d’éviter la surchauffe.
Power switch — This rocker switch powers the unit on and off.
Hard disk drive — This 80 GB IDE disk drive is located in a removable caddy that is
locked in position by a supplied key. The drive is partitioned as follows:
•
Drive C: Contains the operating system.
•
Drive D: Contains system configuration and image files.
You can manage the contents of the D drive using the Control Panel (see Using the
Control Panel on page 61).
F
LCD window — Displays a 0 that blinks while the system is powering up. When the
Quantum is completely powered up, the 0 in this window remains lit steadily.
ATTENTION:
•
If your Quantum processor front panel contains a black rectangular Reset
button (located directly below the Power switch), do not press it. Doing so could
damage the operating system.
•
Si la face avant de votre processeur Quantum dispose d’un bouton de
réinitialisation rectangulaire noir (situé juste en dessous de l’interrupteur
d’alimentation), n’appuyez pas dessus. Cela pourrait endommager le système
d’exploitation.
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Maintenance
Cleaning Ventilation Grilles and Filters
The front ventilation grilles and air filters should be checked periodically for dust buildup.
Excess dust deposits reduce the efficiency of the cooling fans and can cause the unit to
overheat.
To clean the grilles and filters, use a vacuum cleaner and, if necessary, a soft brush to
remove any dust.
Removing and Replacing Components
The fan modules on all Quantum models and the power supply modules on the Quantum
Elite 615 can be replaced if they should fail. These modules are hot-swappable, which
means that they can be replaced while the unit is powered on and operating.
Replacing a fan
To replace a cooling fan module:
1. Open or remove the front access panel:
•
Quantum Elite 615: Loosen the two screws on the top access panel and
remove the panel.
•
Quantum Elite 408 and Connect: Rotate the latch on the access panel
one-quarter turn counterclockwise and pull outward on it to lower the panel.
2. Unplug the fan power cord:
a. Press the retaining clip, located on the right side of the fan power cord plug,
inward.
b. Pull the plug out of the fan power connector.
3. Loosen the single screw from the top of the fan module.
Screw
Fan Power
Connector
Retaining Clip
Figure 47.
Removing a Fan Module
Fan Power Cord
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4. Tilt the top of the fan forward, then lift the module up and out of its housing.
5. Place the new fan into the housing by inserting the two tabs at the bottom of the fan
module into the two slots at the bottom of the opening and tilting the top of the fan
back into the unit.
6. Press the top of the fan back into place.
7. Tighten the screw.
8. Plug the fan power cord into the connector, ensuring that the clip is on the right side
of the connector.
Replacing a power supply (Quantum Elite 615 only)
If a power supply unit (PSU) fails on the Quantum Elite 615, an audible alarm is triggered,
and the front panel Power LED lights red. In addition, the green status LED above the
PSU power switch is extinguished.
NOTE: The alarm also sounds when a functioning PSU is disconnected or powered
off.
To remove and replace a PSU:
1. Rotate the latch on the lower access panel one-quarter turn counterclockwise and
pull outward on it to lower the panel.
2. Use a small screwdriver to remove the retaining screw at the left of the failed PSU.
PSU Status LED
Retaining
Screw
Handle
PSU Power
Switch
Figure 48.
Power Supply Units on the Quantum Elite 615
3. Lift and pull out the metal handle on the PSU until the power supply comes free.
4. Insert the new PSU and press it firmly into place.
ATTENTION:
•
Ensure that the switch on the new PSU is in the Off position before installing
it.
•
Assurez-vous que l’interrupteur situé sur la nouvelle alimentation est en
position Off avant de l’installer.
5. Replace the retaining screw.
6. Switch on the new PSU and check that its status LED is lit.
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Operation
When all sources, displays, and the computer or other controlling device have been
connected to the cards in the card frame and set up as needed via the Control Panel and
Quantum Control Software, the Quantum system is fully operational.
While the processor is operating, you can continue to create and revise layouts, scenes,
and window parameters using the Quantum Control Software (see the Quantum Control
Software User Guide for the procedures). You can also change the settings available
through the Control Panel.
This section describes the functions you can perform while the system is operating. The
following topics are covered:
•
Powering On and Off
•
Using the Control Panel
•
Accessing the Quantum Control Software
Powering On and Off
Powering on
Before powering on the system, ensure that the provided power cord is connected
between the Power connector on the Quantum rear panel and an AC source.
Quantum Elite 615:
1. Unlatch and open the lower access panel.
2. Set the vertical Power rocker switches on both power supply units to I (On).
3. Set the horizontal Power rocker switch to I.
PSU Power
Switches
O
I
Power Switch
POWER
•
I
O
I
O
Figure 49.
Power Switches on the Quantum Elite 615 Front Panel
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•
Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect:
1. Unlatch and lower the front access panel.
2. Press and release the bottom section of the front panel vertical Power rocker
switch.
While the system is powering up, the 0 in the LCD window to the right of the
hard drive blinks. When the processor is completely powered up, the LCD stops
blinking and remains lit steadily.
Hard Drive
LCD Window
POWER
Power Switch
Figure 50.
Power Switch on the Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect
If a keyboard, mouse, and monitor are connected to the Quantum, the Control Panel
boots up. When the system is completely powered up, the Control Panel screen is
displayed.
Powering off
If the Control Panel is not being used, turn off power to the Quantum processor as
follows:
•
Quantum Elite 615: Press the O section of the horizontal Power rocker switch.
NOTE: It is not necessary to turn off the switches on the two PSUs. They can
remain set to On.
•
Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect: Press and hold the bottom section of
the Power rocker switch until power is off.
TIP: If a monitor is connected to the Quantum and is displaying the Control
Panel, shut down the processor via the Control Panel (see Shutting Down
Using the Control Panel on page 66).
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Using the Control Panel
The Quantum processor is a host device with Microsoft Windows XP embedded. The
Quantum Control Panel is a Windows-based program that is resident on the Quantum
internal disk or flash drive and enables you to perform various setup tasks, such as setting
the processor IP address or updating its firmware.
Starting the Control Panel
To access the Quantum Control Panel:
3. Ensure that the Quantum is powered down.
4. Connect a PS/2 or USB keyboard and mouse to the USB or mini-DIN connectors on
the Quantum rear panel (see Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, USB, and Media Cards
on page 46).
5. Connect a monitor to the 15-pin VGA connector on the rear panel Media I and II card
(Quantum Elite 615) or Keyboard and Mouse card (Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum
Connect).
6. Power on the processor. The Quantum introductory screen appears on the monitor.
This screen displays the name and a photograph of a Quantum processor.
7. On the Quantum keyboard, hold down the <Ctrl> key while pressing <F2>. The
Control Panel main window opens.
Figure 51. The Quantum Control Panel Main Window
8. Click one of the buttons at the bottom of the screen to proceed to the desired task
(see Control Panel Buttons on the next page).
To close the Control Panel window, click Close in the upper-right corner.
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Control Panel Buttons
The following buttons give you access to setup and other functions via the Control Panel:
•
Service Mode — Enables you to access service mode, in which you can load image
files onto the processor hard drive or flash drive (see “Loading Image Files (Quantum
Elite Models Only,” below).
NOTES:
•
When you click this button, a password prompt appears. Enter bostonxpe
(all lowercase letters), then click OK.
•
The factory configured passwords for all accounts on this device have been
set to the device serial number. In the event of an absolute system reset, the
passwords convert to the default, which is no password.
•
Network Settings — Displays the Network Settings window, from which you can
view or change the IP address and other parameters of the rear panel Control port.
On the Quantum Elite models, you can also set network parameters for the Media I
and Media II ports, which are used for streaming QGE 100 sources.
•
Compact Flash — Lets you write-protect the flash drive (Elite 615) or the hard drive
(Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect). You can also save the network settings,
I/O card arrangement, and so on, to the Windows XP embedded configuration.
•
Default Setup — Resets the processor to its factory default settings.
•
Install Software — Enables you to update the Quantum firmware on your unit.
•
Shutdown — Reboots or shuts down the Quantum system.
Loading Image Files (Quantum Elite Models Only)
You can upload image files from an external USB drive to the Quantum processor to be
displayed as sources on the screen and incorporated into presentations. The following
image file types are supported:
•
Bitmaps (.bmp)
•
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) images (.jpg)
•
Graphics Interchange Format bitmaps (.gif)
•
Portable Network Graphics (.png)
To upload image files to the Quantum hard drive or flash drive:
1. Connect the external USB drive containing the images to one of the rear panel USB
ports.
2. On the Quantum Control Panel window, click Service Mode.
3. On the password prompt window that opens, enter bostonxpe, then click OK. The
Control Panel window is minimized and an RtxServer log window appears. Close or
minimize this window.
NOTE: The factory configured passwords for all accounts on this device have
been set to the device serial number. In the event of an absolute system reset,
the passwords convert to the default, which is no password.
4. Click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen. The System window
opens.
5. On the System window, click My Computer. The Quantum computer drive window
opens.
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6. From the Address drop-down menu, select External Drive [X] for the drive
containing the image files to be loaded (usually the E: drive).
7. Copy or move the image files to the Pictures folder on the Quantum D: drive. The
files can now be accessed via the Quantum Control Software for use in presentations
(see the Quantum Control Software User Guide for information on creating
presentations).
Changing Network Settings
To change the IP addresses of the Control and Media ports:
1. On the Control Panel window, click Network Settings.
2. On the Network Settings window, select the port to configure from the Select
Network Connection drop-down menu.
NOTE: On the Quantum Connect, the only port that can be selected from this
menu is the Control port.
3. Enter the new IP addresses in the following sections as desired:
•
IP Settings section: Enter any changes in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and
Default Gateway address fields; or select the DHCP Enabled check box to
specify automatic assignment of these addresses.
•
Machine Name: If desired, enter a name of 1 to 15 characters for your Quantum
processor. Only letters, numbers, and the hyphen (-) can be used in the name.
•
DNS Settings: Enter any desired changes in the Primary DNS Server IP and
the Secondary DNS Server IP address fields; or select the DHCP Enabled check
box to specify automatic detection of these addresses.
•
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) Settings: Enter any desired changes
in the WINS Server IP and the Secondary WINS Server IP address fields.
4. Click OK.
Updating Firmware
If it becomes necessary to update the firmware on your Quantum processor, Extron
provides you with the firmware file (not available on the Extron website). Upload this file,
named BostonCoreComponents_vn.nn.exe (where vn.nn is the firmware version
number), to the unit as follows:
1. Copy the new firmware file to an external USB drive and plug the drive into one of the
Quantum rear panel USB ports.
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2. On the Quantum Control Panel window, click the Install Software button.
Figure 52.
Install Software Button on the Control Panel Window
3. On the Install Software window, select Install Software, then click OK.
Figure 53.
Install Software Window
4. On the Open window that appears, navigate to My Computer.
5. Double-click on External [X] drive for the drive containing the firmware executable
file (usually drive E:).
6. Double-click the firmware file name, ending with .exe, to start the installation process.
Figure 54.
Open Window for Firmware File Selection
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While the firmware file is uploading, the Installing screen shows the progress of the
firmware installation.
Figure 55.
Firmware File on the Control Panel Quantum D Drive
When the installation is complete, a message appears, notifying you that the
processor is rebooting.
Figure 56.
Rebooting Message
ATTENTION:
•
Wait until the opening screen appears before performing any other
operations.
•
Attendez jusqu’à ce que l’écran d’accueil apparaisse avant d’effectuer une
quelconque opération.
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Shutting Down Using the Control Panel
When a keyboard, mouse, and monitor are attached, the Quantum can be shut down via
the Control Panel. There are two methods of shutting down, depending on whether or not
the Quantum is in service mode for uploading stored images.
NOTE: You can also shut down the Quantum at any time by pressing the front panel
Power switch (see Powering off on page 60).
Shutting down in normal mode
When the Quantum is not in service mode:
1. On the Control Panel window, click Shut down.
2. On the Quantum Shutdown window that opens, select the Shut down radio button,
then click OK.
3. A message is displayed, telling you to wait until the screen is blank before powering
down. After a few seconds, the processor powers off and the screen turns dark.
NOTE: If the processor does not power off, wait until the screen is blank, then
press the Power switch on the front panel.
Shutting down in service mode
When the Quantum is in service mode:
1. Click Start, in the lower-left corner.
2. On the System window that opens, click Shut Down. The Shut Down Windows dialog
box opens.
3. From the What do you want the computer to do? drop-down menu, select
Shut Down, then click OK. After a few seconds, the processor and the monitor turn
off.
Committing the Current Settings to Flash Memory
The Control Panel enables you to commit (save) to flash memory all the current settings,
including window configuration, layouts, scenes, and so on. These saved settings remain
in effect the next time the Quantum is powered on. To commit the settings to memory:
1. On the Quantum Control Panel window, click Compact Flash. The Compact Flash
Control window opens.
2. On the Compact Flash Control window, click Commit Settings to Compact
Flash.
3. A prompt window appears, telling you that the system must be rebooted for the
settings to be stored and asking if you want to reboot now. Click OK to proceed. (To
terminate this process without saving settings and rebooting, click Cancel.)
When you click OK, a prompt window appears, telling you that the Quantum is
rebooting.
ATTENTION:
•
While the processor is rebooting, do not press any keys or attempt to power
off the system.
•
Pendant la réinitialisation du processeur, n’appuyez sur aucune touche et
n’essayez pas d’éteindre le système.
When the reboot is complete, the Quantum introductory screen is displayed. All the
settings have been saved to memory and remain in effect until changed.
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Accessing the Quantum Control Software
The Windows-based Quantum Control Software enables you to configure and control the
Quantum from your computer by creating a videowall project. Use this control program to
display multiple image sources on single or multiple target displays. Two different control
programs are provided: one for the Quantum Elite models and one for the Quantum
Connect.
NOTE: The Quantum Elite Control Software does not operate with a Quantum
Connect processor or vice versa.
Some features of the Quantum Control Software include:
•
The user interface is organized into a series of tasks so that you can easily navigate
through them and set up the videowall.
•
A virtual canvas provides an on-screen layout for the videowall where windows can be
added, sized, and positioned.
•
Custom videowall configurations can be saved as scenes (presets) for future recall.
•
You can create a custom user interface so that the system operator can easily recall
the scenes.
See the Quantum Control Software User Guide for details on using this software.
Computer System Requirements
For the Quantum Control Software to function correctly and reliably, it must be installed on
a computer that meets or exceeds the following criteria:
Minimum
Recommended
Operating System
Windows XP
Windows 7 or Windows 8
Processor Speed
200 MHz
450 MHz or higher
Memory (RAM)
64 MB
128 MB or higher
Hard Disk Free Space
30 MB
More than 30 MB
Graphics
1024x768, 65 K colors
(16-bit)
1920x1080, 16.7 M colors
(32-bit)
Network Card (Ethernet)
10Base-T
100Base-T
Installing the Software
The control software for your model is provided on a CD with your processor (it is not
available for downloading from the website). To use the software to set up the Quantum
displays, install the program on your computer as follows:
1. Insert the Quantum CD into the disk drive of your PC and wait for your external drive
screen to open.
2. Open the folder for your Quantum product (Quantum Elite or Quantum Connect).
3. Open the Quantum Model Name Software folder.
4. Double-click on the file named Quantum Elite_SetupVn.nn.exe or
Quantum Connect_SetupVn.nn.exe. In the file name, n.nn is the software version
number.
The Quantum Installation wizard opens.
5. Follow the instructions on the wizard screens to complete the software installation.
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Starting the Software
To start using the Quantum Control software, your computer must be connected to the
RJ-45 Control connector on the Quantum rear panel (see Control Card on page 24).
1. Open the software program by one of the following methods:
•
Double-click the Quantum Elite or Quantum Connect icon that was placed on
the desktop during installation.
•
From the desktop, click Start > All Programs > Extron Electronics >
Quantum Elite (or Connect) > Quantum Elite (or Connect).
The Quantum Control Software splash screen appears for a few seconds, followed by
the main application window.
Figure 57. Quantum Main Application Screen
2. By default, the Choose Layout screen is displayed; however, you can display other
screens by clicking the task icons in the left column.
Proceed to start a project (see the Quantum Control Software User Guide for all
procedures).
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QC 101 Controller
This section describes the optional QC 101 Controller and provides instructions for
connecting it and using it with the Quantum processors. Topics include:
•
Overview of the QC 101
•
Installation and Connections
•
Connecting for RS-232 Control
•
Configuring the QC 101
•
Front Panel Indicators
Overview of the QC 101
The QC 101 Controller is a dedicated controller for the Quantum processor. It features
an embedded operating system residing on a write-protected drive partition and the
Quantum Control Software preinstalled on the internal drive. When connected to a
Quantum and a control device such as an Extron IP Link Pro control processor, the
QC 101 can serve as an alternative to a traditional PC to create configurations and link the
Quantum processor to a control system via RS-232.
Two models are available: QC 101 E for Quantum Elite models and QC 101 C for the
Quantum Connect. The QC 101
Figure 58. QC 101 Controller
Using the Quantum Control Software, you can create configurations on the QC 101 itself
or on a standard PC and migrate them to the QC 101. Connect a display, keyboard, and
mouse to the QC 101 for setup and configuration, then remove them after the system is
set up.
No driver or software installation is necessary, and the QC 101 automatically launches
the Quantum Control Software when powered up. Through Ethernet, the QC 101 can
be connected to a single Quantum Connect or Quantum Elite processor, or networked
with up to eight Quantum Elite units in a large videowall system. A standard RS‑232 port
provides direct connection into a control system. The QC 101 Controller can be rack or
furniture mounted.
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Installation and Connections
QC 101 Rear Panel Connections
The rear panels of the QC 101 E and the QC 101 C are identical except for a label
indicating the model (QC 101 E or QC 101 C).
A
B
C
D
E
USB
CONTROL
OUTPUTS
F
100-240V ~ 0.5A MAX
OUTPUTS
REMOTE
1
DISPLAYPORT
2
50-60 Hz
1
VGA
RESET
3
Tx Rx G
RS-232
2
HDMI
LAN 1
LAN 2
G
H
A
B
C
D
AC power connector
DisplayPort output connector
USB connectors
LAN connectors
E
F
G
H
VGA output connector
Remote RS-232 connector
Power button
HDMI output connector
Figure 59. QC 101 Rear Panel
A
AC power connector — Connect the supplied IEC power cord between this male
IEC connector and an AC power source.
B
DisplayPort output connector — (Optional) Connect an external display that
supports DisplayPort to this connector for use when configuring a Quantum
processor using the Quantum Configuration Software.
C
USB connectors — Connect a mouse and keyboard (or a keyboard and mouse
combination), and a flash drive (if needed), to these two connectors to create and
save Quantum Elite or Connect configuration project files (see the Quantum Control
Software User Guide, available at www.extron.com for details on using the Quantum
Configuration Software).
D
LAN connectors — These two RJ-45 connectors support 10/100/1000 Base-T.
Connect either of these ports to a LAN or directly to the Control connector on a
Quantum chassis to enable communication with the processor.
NOTE: The QC 100 must be connected to the same subnet as the Quantum
processors.
E
RGBHV output connector — (Optional) Connect an RGB display to this 15-pin VGA
connector for use when configuring the system using the Quantum Configuration
Software.
F
Remote RS-232 connector — Connect a control system (such as an Extron IPCP
or IPL Pro Control Processor) to this 3-pole captive screw connector for remote
control of the videowall via RS-232 (see the Quantum Control Software User Guide
for the commands).
G
Power button — Using a small screwdriver or stylus, press this recessed button
momentarily to safely shut down the controller. Pressing and holding the button for
5 seconds forces a hard shutdown of the QC 101.
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H
HDMI output connector — (Optional) Connect an external display that supports
HDMI to this connector for use when configuring a Quantum processor using the
Quantum Configuration Software.
NOTE: The LED and recessed button labeled Reset are not functional on this
product.
Installation Overview
Follow these steps to install and set up the QC 101 to control a Quantum videowall
system:
1. Disconnect power from all equipment.
2. (Optional) Mount the unit to a rack or furniture, following the instructions provided with
the mounting hardware (see Mounting the QC 101 on page 80).
3. Connect a display to the VGA, HDMI, or DisplayPort output connector (see figure 59,
B, E, or H on the previous page) to use while creating configuration projects for
the Quantum.
4. Connect the keyboard and mouse (or a keyboard and mouse combination) to one or
both of the USB connectors (see figure 59, C) to use while creating configuration
projects using the Quantum Control Software. If desired, connect a flash drive to
either USB port to store the projects you create.
5. Connect a straight-through Ethernet cable between one of the QC 101 LAN ports
(see figure 59, D) and the network or the Quantum rear panel Control connector.
If connecting through a LAN, ensure that the QC 101 and all Quantum processors
are on the same subnet. See Ethernet Connections on page 51 for information on
wiring Ethernet cables.
6. Connect a control device (such as an Extron IPL Pro control processor) to the Remote
RS-232 port (see figure 59, F) for remote control of the Quantum system via R-type
commands. See Connecting for RS-232 Control on page 72 to connect to this
port. See the Quantum Control Software User Guide, available at www.extron.com,
for a list and description of the available R-type commands.
7. Connect AC power to the QC 101 rear panel IEC connector. Connect power to all
other devices in the system.
8. Power on the Quantum chassis and all other connected devices.
Connectivity Options
Using a straight-through cable, you can connect the QC 101 to a Quantum processor by
either of the following methods:
•
Directly from a QC 101 LAN port to the Quantum Control connector on the rear panel
(see figure 60).
DATA
IPCP PRO 250
COM
eBUS
R
S
LIMIT
RTS
IR/S
CTS
RELAYS
I/O
1
2
1
3
4
2
Tx
1000
IR
LINK
ACT
Rx
OVER
1
2
Ethernet
RS-232
Control
System
Figure 60.
E
CONFIG
PWR
LAN A
SSD
LAN B
QC 101
QUANTUM CONTROLLER
QC 101
Controller
QUANTUM CONNECT 408
VIDEO WALL PROCESSOR
Quantum Connect
Videowall Processor
QC 101 Direct Connection
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•
Indirectly from a QC 101 LAN port to the network to which the Quantum processors
are connected (see figure 61). One to eight Quantum processors can be connected
to the QC 101 simultaneously. The QC 101 and all connected processors must be on
the same subnet.
Network
POWER
DATA
QUANTUM ELITE
Ethernet
IPCP PRO 250
COM
eBUS
R
S
LIMIT
RTS
IR/S
CTS
RELAYS
I/O
1
2
1
3
4
2
Tx
1
2
Ethernet
RS-232
1000
IR
LINK
ACT
Rx
OVER
CONFIG
PWR
LAN A
SSD
LAN B
QC 101
HOST
POWER
QUANTUM CONTROLLER
QC 101
Controller
Control
System
Ethernet
LINK
Extron
DATA
Network
Switch
QUANTUM ELITE
POWER
DATA
QUANTUM ELITE
Quantum Elite
Videowall Processors
Figure 61.
QC 101 Indirect (Network) Connection
Connecting for RS-232 Control
To send control commands to the Quantum processor via the QC 101 controller, connect
a control device (such as the Extron IPL Pro or IPCP Pro control processors) to the
Remote RS-232 port on the QC 101 rear panel (see figure 59, F, on page 70).
To connect a control system to the QC 101 RS-232 port:
1. If the provided 3-pole captive screw connector is not already plugged into the RS-232
port on the rear panel, attach it.
2. Wire an unterminated RS-232 cable to the attached 3-pole captive screw connector
as follows:
a. Connect the transmit wire to the left pin, which plugs into the Tx (transmit) port.
b. Connect the receive wire to the middle pin, which plugs into the Rx (receive) port.
c. Connect the ground wire to the last pin, which plugs into the ground port, marked
with G.
3. Connect the other end of the RS-232 cable to the serial (Com) port of the control
processor.
See figure 62 on the next page.
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RS-232
QC 101 Rear Panel
RS-232 Port
Tx Rx G
1 2 3
NOTES:
• If you use cable that has a drain wire, tie
the drain wire to ground at both ends.
• Connect a ground wire between the
QC 101 and the control system.
Ground (G)
Receive (Rx)
Transmit (Tx)
Transmit (Tx)
Receive (Rx)
Control System
RS-232 Port
Figure 62.
Connecting to the RS-232 Port
Configuring the QC 101
After you have made all necessary connections, you are ready to configure the QC 101 to
control the Quantum processor as follows:
1. Set the IP address (see Setting the QC 101 IP Address).
2. Start a Quantum project using the Quantum Control Software. See Accessing the
Quantum Control Software on page 67 to load the software. See the Quantum
Control Software User Guide, available at www.extron.com, to create a project.
3. Configure the RS-232 connection (see Configuring the RS-232 Connection on
page 76).
Setting the QC 101 IP Address
The QC 101 controller is a host device with an embedded operating system. To
communicate with the Quantum processor, the QC 101 must be on the same network
and subnet as all the Quantum processors in the system. To set the QC 101 IP address,
you need a keyboard and mouse connected to one or both of the USB ports and a
monitor connected to one of the output ports.
1. Do either of the following:
•
On the QC 101 Start screen, click the Network Connections icon
(shown at right), or
•
On the desktop screen, double-click the Network Connections
shortcut icon on the desktop.
The Network Connections window opens.
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2. On the Network Connections window, right-click the name of the LAN port currently
in use.
Figure 63.
Selecting a LAN Port
3. From the LAN pop-up menu, select Properties.
4. On the LAN properties dialog box, scroll to locate and
select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
checkbox (see figure 63, 1, and click the Properties
button (2).
Figure 64.
LAN Properties Dialog Box
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5. In the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties dialog box, enter the
desired IP address parameters and click OK. The IP address must be on the same
subnet as those of the Quantum processors.
Figure 65.
Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties Dialog Box
6. In the QC 101 Shell window, click the Commit C Drive button (see figure 65, 1).
Figure 66.
Commit C Drive Button on the QC 101 Shell Window
7. On the confirmation prompt that opens, click OK to save the address changes to the
hard drive and reboot the controller.
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Configuring the RS-232 Connection
To set up the RS-232 connection between the QC 101 and a control system:
1. Create a new project or upload an existing one.
•
If creating a new project, see the Quantum Control Software User Guide for
detailed instructions. Save the project to the QC 101 D: drive.
NOTE: The C: drive on the QC 101 is write-protected. Therefore, content on
the C: drive that is created or changed is not saved when power is cycled
to the QC 101. Save any new or changed projects on the controller to the
D: drive or to a flash drive attached to one of the USB ports on the QC 101
rear panel.
•
If uploading an existing project that was created on a PC, copy the project
file directly to the QC 101 D: drive and double-click its filename to open the
project.
2. Test presets and input switching within the Quantum Control Software to ensure that
the project is satisfactory.
3. Set up the RS-232 connection to the control system as follows:
a. In the Quantum Control Software window, click
Communications Setup on the left Taskbar panel.
b. On the Communications Setup screen, select COM1 in the
Devices panel (see figure 66, 1).
c. In the Port Settings panel (2), enter the settings required by the control
system being used.
d. In the Serial Commands panel (3), select the Input and Output checkboxes to
enable commands to be received from the control system via RS-232.
Figure 67.
Configuring RS-232 Communication
4. Re-save the project file to the D: drive.
5. In the QC 101 Shell window, click Commit C Drive to reboot the QC 101, then
confirm that the project file has been loaded and connected to the Quantum
processors.
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Front Panel Indicators
After the QC 101 has been connected and configured, no user operation is necessary.
The front panel contains four green LEDs that provide status on QC 101 activity.
A B
E
CONFIG
PWR
LAN A
SSD
LAN B
QC 101
QUANTUM CONTROLLER
D C
A
B
Pwr LED
C
D
LAN 1 LED
LAN 2 LED
Disk drive activity LED
Figure 68. QC 101 Front Panel
A
B
D
Power (Pwr) LED — Indicates power status to the unit:
•
Unlit —
Power is off.
•
Blinking — The system configuration files are booting (the unit is not operational).
•
Lit steadily — Power is on and the unit is operational.
LAN 1 LED and C LAN 2 LED — Indicate the activity of the two Ethernet ports:
•
Unlit — No data or network connection is detected.
•
Blinking — A network link has been established and data is being transmitted or
received by the port.
•
Lit steadily — A network link has been established, but no network activity is
present.
Disk Drive LED —Indicates the activity of the internal disk drive:
•
Unlit — There is no disk drive activity.
•
Blinking — There is activity on the disk drive.
NOTE: The USB Config port on this panel is not used on this product.
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Reference
Information
This section contains reference information about the Quantum products. Topics that are
covered include:
•
Mounting
•
Network Setup
Mounting
UL Guidelines for Rack Mounting
The following Underwriters Laboratories (UL) guidelines pertain to the installation of the
Quantum processor into a rack:
•
Elevated operating ambient temperature — If the equipment is installed in a
closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack
environment may be greater than room ambient. Therefore, consider installing the
equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum ambient temperature
(TMA) of 95 ºF (35 ºC).
•
Reduced air flow — Install the equipment in the rack so that the amount of air flow
required for safe operation of the equipment is not compromised.
•
Mechanical loading — Mount the equipment in the rack so that uneven mechanical
loading does not create a hazardous condition.
•
Circuit overloading — When connecting the equipment to the supply circuit,
consider the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the effect that
circuit overloading might have on overcurrent protection and supply wiring. Consider
equipment nameplate ratings when addressing this concern.
•
Reliable earthing (grounding) — Maintain reliable grounding of rack-mounted
equipment. Pay particular attention to supply connections other than direct
connections to the branch circuit (such as the use of power strips).
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Rack Mounting the Quantum Processor
The Quantum processor can be placed on a tabletop or mounted in a rack
(recommended).
CAUTION: The Quantum processor is very heavy. When it is fully populated with
input and output cards, its weight can be:
•
Quantum Elite 615: Up to 61 lbs (27.5 kg)
•
Quantum Elite 408 and Quantum Connect: Up to 38.6 lbs (17.5 kg).
It is strongly recommended that you seek assistance with lifting or moving the unit.
ATTENTION :
Le processeur Quantum est très lourd. Lorsqu’il est entièrement
équipé de cartes d’entrée et de sortie, son poids peut être :
•
Quantum Elite 615 : jusque 27,5 kg (61 lbs)
•
Quantum Elite 408 et Quantum Connect : jusque 17,5 kg (38.6 lbs).
Il est fortement recommandé que vous soyez assisté lorsque vous soulevez ou que
vous déplacez l’unité.
Rack Mounting Requirements for Quantum
In addition to the UL guidelines (see UL Guidelines for Rack Mounting on the previous
page), observe the following when mounting the processor:
Support
Always use additional support at the sides or rear of the Quantum unit, attached to both
the front and rear rack posts. Ensure that the shelf or other mounting accessories can
support the full weight of the unit.
ATTENTION:
•
Do not rely on the processor mounting flanges to support the full weight of the
unit. These must be used only to secure the unit within the rack.
•
Ne comptez pas sur les oreilles de rackage du processeur pour soutenir tout le
poids de l’appareil. Celles-ci doivent seulement être utilisées pour bloquer l’unité
à l’intérieur du rack.
•
Do not stand other units directly on top of the processor when it is rack mounted
because this can overload the mountings.
•
N’installez pas d’autres produits directement au-dessus du processeur lorsque
celui-ci est monté en rack : cela risquerait de surcharger les éléments de
montage.
Ventilation
Ensure that sufficient airflow is provided to satisfy the ventilation requirements of all items
of equipment installed in the rack.
A ventilation gap of at least 4 inches (10 cm) must be left between the front and rear
panels of the Quantum and adjacent surfaces or equipment.
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Rack mounting procedure for Quantum
The Quantum processors are housed in rack-mountable metal enclosures with mounting
flanges for standard 19-inch racks.
Mount the processor as follows (see figure 69):
1. Insert the unit into the rack, aligning the holes in the mounting flanges with those in the
rack.
2. Secure the processor to the rack using the supplied bolts.
Figure 69.
Rack Mounting the Quantum Processor
ATTENTION:
•
Because of the weight of the Quantum processor, you may need to provide
additional support for the unit from the back.
•
Du fait du poids du processeur Quantum, il peut être nécessaire d’ajouter un
support supplémentaire à l’arrière de l’unité.
Mounting the QC 101
The QC 101 can be placed on a table, desk, or podium (attach the provided rubber feet)
or mounted on a standard 19-inches wide rack shelf. To rack mount the unit, see the
instructions provided with the mounting kit.
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Network Setup
What is an IP Address?
An IP address is a 32-bit binary number that is used to identify each device on an
Ethernet network. This number is usually four decimal numbers (called “octets”), each
in the range of 0 to 255 and separated by dots, such as 198.123.34.240. This is called
“dotted decimal notation.”
An IP address is divided into two parts: a network identifier and a host identifier.
Each address on a given network must have the same network identifier value but a
unique host identifier. As a result, there are different classes that define the range of valid
addresses and which parts of the address are used for the network and host identifiers.
The most common IP address classes are:
Class Name
Valid Address Range
Identifier Arrangement
Class A
0.0.0.1 to 127.255.255.254
NNN.HHH.HHH.HHH
Class B
128.0.0.1 to 191.255.255.254
NNN.NNN.HHH.HHH
Class C
192.0.0.1 to 223.255.255.254
NNN.NNN.NNN.HHH
NNN refers to the network identifier and HHH refers to the host identifier.
Choosing IP Addresses
If the computer and Quantum processor are directly connected or connected via their
own independent network, follow the guidelines below for choosing the IP addresses.
However, if you intend to connect your computer and Quantum processors to an existing
network, notify the network administrator and ask him or her to allocate suitable IP
addresses.
On an independent network, it is generally recommended that you use the Class C format
(from 192.0.0.1 to 223.255.255.254).
There are two rules for choosing IP addresses:
•
The network identifier must be the same for each IP address.
•
The host identifier must be unique for each address.
Applying these rules to Class C addresses, the first three decimal values of your IP
address must all be the same, while the last value is used to uniquely identify each device.
The following is an example of a valid Class C addressing scheme:
Device
IP Address
Computer running Quantum Control Software
192.168.180.41
Quantum processor 1
192.168.180.42
Quantum processor 2
192.168.180.43
NOTE: The host identifiers (41, 42, and 43 in the above example) do not need to be
sequential or in any particular order. However, it is recommended that you group the
numbers for simplicity.
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The following is an example of an invalid Class C addressing scheme:
Device
IP Address
Computer running Quantum Control Software
192.168.180.41
Quantum processor 1
168.192.180.42
Quantum processor 2
209.100.180.43
NOTE: The above addresses are invalid because the network identifier for each
address is not the same even though each IP address is unique.
You can perform a test from your computer to check that a device at a particular address
is responding correctly or to determine its address (see Pinging for the IP Address).
Subnet Mask
The subnet mask is another 32-bit binary number that is used to “mask” certain bits of
the IP address. This provides a method of extending the number of network options for
a given IP address. It works by allowing part of the host identifier to be used as a subnet
identifier.
It is important that you set the correct value for the subnet mask. The basic values
depend on the class of IP address being used.
Class Name
Subnet Mask
Class A
255.0.0.0
Class B
255.255.0.0
Class C
255.255.255.0
See Subnetting, a Primer on the next page for more information.
Pinging for the IP Address
To access the Quantum via the Ethernet port, you need the processor IP address. If the
address has been changed to an address comprised of words and characters, the actual
numeric IP address can be determined using the Ping utility. If the address has not been
changed, the factory-specified default is 192.168.254.254.
Pinging to determine the Extron IP address
The Microsoft Ping utility is available at the command prompt. Ping tests the Ethernet
interface between the computer and the processor. It can also be used to determine
the actual numeric IP address from an alias and determine the web address. To ping the
processor:
1. Windows XP: From the Windows Start menu, select Run....
Windows 7: Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar, then enter Run in the
search field.
Windows 8: On the Start screen, enter Run in the search field.
2. In the Open text field, enter command.
3. Click OK. A command window opens.
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4. At the command prompt, enter ping IP address. The computer returns a display
similar to the one shown in figure 70.
The Pinging ... line reports the actual numeric IP address, regardless of whether
you entered the address or an alias name.
Figure 70.
Ping Response
Pinging to determine the Web IP address
The Ping utility has a modifier, -a, that directs the command to return the Web address
rather than the numeric IP address.
At the prompt, enter ping -a IP address. The display that the computer returns is similar
to the Ping response shown in figure 70, except that when you specify the -a modifier,
the line Pinging mail... reports the web IP address instead of the numeric IP address,
regardless of whether you entered the actual numeric IP address or an alias name.
Subnetting, a Primer
A subnet is a subset of a network — a set of IP devices that have portions of their IP
addresses in common. It is not the purpose of this guide to describe TCP/IP protocol
in detail. However, some understanding of TCP/IP subnetting is necessary in order to
understand the interaction of the Quantum and the mail server gateway. To understand
subnetting at the level required to install and operate the Quantum, you must understand
the concepts of a gateway, local and remote devices, IP addresses and octets, and
subnet masks and octets.
Gateways
The Quantum can communicate with the e-mail server that it uses for e-mail notification
directly (if they are on the same subnet), or the communication can be routed via a
gateway (a computer that provides a link between different subnets).
Local and remote devices
The local and remote devices are defined from the point of view of the function being
described. In this guide, subnetting is an issue when you are using the controlling
computer to set TCP/IP and e-mail values for the processor. When you are setting up the
variables for e-mail notification, the Quantum processor is the local device and the e-mail
server is the remote device.
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IP addresses and octets
Valid IP addresses consist of four 1-, 2-, or 3-digit numeric sub-fields, called “octets,”
which are separated by dots (periods) (figure 71). Each octet can be numbered from 000
through 255. Leading zeros, up to 3 digits total per octet, are optional. Values of 256 and
above are invalid.
Typical IP Address: 192.168.254.254
Octets
Figure 71. IP Address and Octets
Subnet masks and octets
The subnet mask (see figure 72) is used to determine whether the local and remote
devices are on the same subnet or different subnets. The subnet mask consists of four
numeric octets separated by dots. Each octet can be numbered 000 through 255.
Leading zeros, up to 3 digits total per octet, are optional. Each octet typically is either 255
or 0. The octets determine whether or not the same octets of two IP addresses will be
compared when determining if two devices are on the same subnet.
255 indicates that this octet will be
compared between two IP addresses.
0 indicates that this octet will not be
compared between two IP addresses.
Typical Subnet Mask: 255.255.0.0
Octets
Figure 72. Subnet Mask and Octets
Determining whether devices are on the same subnet
To determine the subnet, the local device IP address is compared to the remote device IP
address (see figure 73). The octets of each address are compared or not, depending on
the value in the related subnet mask octet.
•
If a subnet mask octet has the value 255, the related octets of the local device
address and the remote device IP address are unmasked.
Unmasked octets are compared (indicated by ? in figure 73).
•
If the subnet mask octet has the value 0, the related octets of the local device and
remote device IP addresses are masked.
Masked octets are not compared (indicated by X in figure 73).
If the unmasked octets of the two IP addresses match (indicated by = in example 1 of
figure 73), the two addresses are on the same subnet.
If the two unmasked fields do not match (indicated by an unequal sign in figure 73,
examples 2 and 3), the addresses are not on the same subnet.
Local IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Remote IP Address:
Match?:
Example 1
Example 2
192.168.254.254
192.168.254.254
255.255.0.0 (?.?.X.X)
255.255.0.0 (?.?.X.X)
192.168.2.25
190.190.2.25
= . = .X.X — Match
≠ . ≠ .X.X — No match
(Same subnet)
(Different subnet)
Example 3
192.168.254.254
255.255.0.0 (?.?.X.X)
192.190.2.25
= . ≠ .X.X — No match
(Different subnet)
Figure 73. Comparing the IP Addresses
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Extron Warranty
Extron Electronics warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three years
from the date of purchase. In the event of malfunction during the warranty period attributable directly to faulty
workmanship and/or materials, Extron Electronics will, at its option, repair or replace said products or components,
to whatever extent it shall deem necessary to restore said product to proper operating condition, provided that it is
returned within the warranty period, with proof of purchase and description of malfunction to:
USA, Canada, South America,
and Central America:
Extron Electronics
1230 South Lewis Street
Anaheim, CA 92805
U.S.A.
Asia:
Extron Asia Pte Ltd
135 Joo Seng Road, #04-01
PM Industrial Bldg.
Singapore 368363
Singapore
Japan:
Extron Electronics, Japan
Kyodo Building, 16 Ichibancho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0082
Japan
Europe:
Extron Europe
Hanzeboulevard 10
3825 PH Amersfoort
The Netherlands
China:
Extron China
686 Ronghua Road
Songjiang District
Shanghai 201611
China
Middle East:
Extron Middle East
Dubai Airport Free Zone
F13, PO Box 293666
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Africa:
Extron South Africa
3rd Floor, South Tower
160 Jan Smuts Avenue
Rosebank 2196, South Africa
This Limited Warranty does not apply if the fault has been caused by misuse, improper handling care, electrical
or mechanical abuse, abnormal operating conditions, or if modifications were made to the product that were not
authorized by Extron.
NOTE: If a product is defective, please call Extron and ask for an Application Engineer to receive an RA (Return
Authorization) number. This will begin the repair process.
USA:
714.491.1500 or 800.633.9876
Asia:
65.6383.4400
Europe:
Africa:
31.33.453.4040 or 800.3987.6673
27.11.447.6162
Japan:
Middle East:
81.3.3511.7655
971.4.299.1800
Units must be returned insured, with shipping charges prepaid. If not insured, you assume the risk of loss or damage
during shipment. Returned units must include the serial number and a description of the problem, as well as the
name of the person to contact in case there are any questions.
Extron Electronics makes no further warranties either expressed or implied with respect to the product and its quality,
performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular use. In no event will Extron Electronics be liable for direct,
indirect, or consequential damages resulting from any defect in this product even if Extron Electronics has been
advised of such damage.
Please note that laws vary from state to state and country to country, and that some provisions of this warranty may
not apply to you.
Contact Information
Worldwide Headquarters: Extron USA West, 1025 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92805, 800.633.9876
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