V-Switch quad XP - HETEC Datensysteme GmbH, Germering

V-Switch quad XP - HETEC Datensysteme GmbH, Germering
V-Switch quad XP
Installation and Operation Manual
HETEC Datensysteme GmbH
Landsberger Straße 65
82110 Germering, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)89 - 89 43 67 - 0
Fax: +49 (0)89 - 89 43 67 - 99
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.hetec.de
V-Switch quad XP
Multiviewer | KVM Switch | Scaler | Video Converter
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Version 1.00a
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only with HETEC‘s prior written approval.
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HETEC Datensysteme GmbH, Landsberger Straße 65, 82110 Germering, Germany
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION FEATURES
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS SAFETY GUIDELINES HARDWARE - FRONT PANEL - LED indicators - Buttons - Additional button functions - REAR PANEL - Power / Ports 1
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INSTALLATION Connecting unit to power Connecting console (monitor, keyboard, mouse, touch screen, trackball) Connecting sources / computers Connecting USB devices
Powering up the system
Connecting AUDIO
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - OVERVIEW OSD - MAIN MENU WINDOW OSD - NAVIGATION OSD SYSTEM - HDCP - HOTKey
- HOTMOUSE
- QUAD MODE
- WIN MODE
- OSD POSITION - OSD LANGUAGE - SECURITY
- DISABLE CHANNEL - CONTROL - DCP control - Example of DCP control
- DCP synchronize
- Example of DCP synchronization
- Security Levels
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OSD MODE 32
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- CURRENT - START
- PiP
- WIN
- Test pattern
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- FACTORY RESET / DEFAULTS 40
OSD CONSOLE - VIDEO OUTPUT - KEYBOARD
- Touch screen
- Fade
- MULTI MONITOR - BACKGROUND
- EDID
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OSD VIDEO - input status
- DVI / VGA
- ROTATION
- CROPPING
- BRIGHTNESS / Contrast - HORIZONTAL / VERTICAL POSITION - SCREEN WIDTH - PHASE - FORMAT 51
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OSD COMPUTER
- CHANNEL MAPPING
- AUDIO - NAME 1- 4 - keyboard - MOUSE - RESET PS/2 - EDID / DDC 60
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OSD USB device 1-4
- usb port status
- switching mode
- change DeVICE name
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OSD HELP
- about / HOTKEY / CONTACT
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hotmouse
ACTIVATING Hotmouse Cursor Hotmouse Cursor IN FULLSCREEN MODE / QUAD MODE Hotmouse Cursor IN PIP MODE Hotmouse Cursor IN WIN MODE Hotmouse Menu
- ACTIVATING / OPERATING
- MODE - QUAD - FULL - PIP - WIN 73
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SERVICE Maintenance and Repair - Technical Support 83
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ANNEX DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY FCC DECLARATION
keyboard Commands
DEVICE CONFIGURATION PROGRAM
FIRMWARE UPDATE SERIAL CABLE
Dcp-Xml Remote Control
SUPPORTED TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER
SUPPORTED VIDEO INPUT
SUPPORTED VIDEO OUTPUT
CASCADING
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INTRODUCTION
FEATURES
Thank you for choosing V-Switch quad XP from HETEC. This product represents the latest state-of-the-art technology in keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) switching. The key advantage of the V-Switch quad XP over conventional KVM switches is that it allows you to simultaneously display and manage 4 computers on a single console. It combines key features of a high-end KVM switch and a digital multiviewer, scaling and converting videos
at both inputs and output.
DISPLAY MODES
Quad mode
In this mode, the screen is split into four fields of equal
size; each displaying the entire screen contents of one
source.
t Fullscreen mode
In Fullscreen mode, one of the four sources
is displayed in full screen size and maximum
resolution.
PiP mode (Picture in Picture) u
Using this feature, the full screen display of one of the
four video sources is accompanied by one to three small
images (thumbnails) of the other video sources which
are displayed on the right hand side of the screen allowing
simultaneous monitoring.
t Win mode
In Win mode each video source is displayed in its own
separate, detached window. Each of these windows
can be freely positioned and their height and width
can be adjusted. Transparency can be set. Positioning
is done using either the Hotmouse function, the front
panel or the touch screen. Presets of the window
positioning can be saved.
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DVI & VGA
V-Switch quad XP supports resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz for both DVI and VGA.
Any combination of VGA and DVI at all standard resolutions is possible at inputs and output. Analog video input
is converted to digital. If an analog display is connected, V-Switch quad XP converts the digital signal to analog
at the output. Internally, V-Switch quad XP processes video purely digital guaranteeing superior digital image
quality.
USB & PS/2 for keyboard / mouse / touch screen / trackball Use either PS/2 or USB ports on the computer to connect keyboard and mouse to V-Switch quad XP. It supports
any combination. To connect the console, V-Switch quad XP features two USB ports for mouse, keyboard,
touch screen or trackball connection.
Transparent USB 2.0
V-Switch quad XP features a transparent high speed USB 2.0 matrix: USB 2.0 devices (e.g. printer, external
memory, memory stick,webcam, 3D mouse, finger printer) can be switched to computers connected.
Operation There are six ways to operate V-Switch quad XP, switch channels, and select display modes:
1. Using the buttons on the front of the unit
2. Using configurable hotkeys
3. Using the unit’s external configuration software on a remote computer
4. Via a serial port using the protocol DCP XML
5. Using mouse functions (Hotmouse)
6. Using a touch screen
The configuration of V-Switch quad XP is carried out by means of an On Screen Display (OSD) that can be
opened and navigated either with keyboard commands, front panel buttons or remotely via ConfDev on an
external PC.
The LEDs on the front panel indicate the unit’s current status.
Use the serial (RS232) or USB port for remote control and firmware updates.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Casing:
Desktop or 19“, black (RAL 9005)
Dimensions WxDxH: 43.6 x 23.4 x 4.4 cm
Weight: 2.9 kg
Operating controls: Front panel: 4 channel selection buttons, 1 Fullscreen mode button, 1
Quad mode button, 1 PiP mode button, 1 Win mode button
Rear panel: One Power On/Off switch
Indicators: Four active channel indicator LEDs, 1 Fullscreen mode LED, 1 Quad mode LED, 1 PiP mode LED, 1 Win mode LED
Computer ports: 4 DVI-I (analog and digital), 4 PS/2, 4 USB
Console ports: 1 DVI-I, 2 USB for keyboard and mouse
USB 2.0 ports:
4 transparent high-speed USB 2.0
Audio:
3,5mm analog stereo jack, digital cinch connector, TOSLINK optical audio
Maximum distance: Video (DVI / VGA) up to 20 meters; keyboard / mouse up to 5 meters
Input and
output resolution: up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60 (DVI and VGA) *
EDID adjustments: EDID at each input port customizable
Supported
keyboard layouts: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese
OSD languages:
German, English, Spanish
Power supply: Internal AC adapter, 100 to 240V 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 40 watts
Operating temperature: 5 to 45°C
Storage temperature: -10 to 60 °C
Rel. humidity: 5 to 65% non-condensing
*(at WUXGA: reduced blanking only - WUXGAr)
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SAFETY GUIDELINES
WARNING:
To avoid risk of electric shock do not open the device or remove any part of the casing. Please contact our
technical support if the device requires servicing.
Please read this manual carefully before putting the device into operation.
Observe all warnings and instructions on the device and in the operation manual. Keep this user manual for
future reference.
Power supply:
Only connect the device to a grounded power supply.
Installation:
Ensure that the device is disconnected from the mains before performing any installation work.
Unplug the device or disconnect the power supply.
Cables:
Only use the cables supplied by HETEC with the device.
Damage resulting from the use of third-party cables is not covered by warranty.
Beware of tripping hazards when laying cables.
Location:
Electronic devices should never be placed on the ground between the cables.
Never obstruct any vents the device may have.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Maintenance:
This device is maintenance-free.
Never open the casing.
No settings can be made inside the device.
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HARDWARE
FRONT PANEL
The V-Switch quad XP front panel has eight status indicators (LEDs) and eight buttons.
Buttons 1 to 4 switch between channels, LEDs 1 to 4 indicate the status of the individual channels. Full, Quad,
PiP and Win buttons LEDs are used to switch and indicate display modes and other functions, e.g. opening the
OSD menu.
Status LEDs
Buttons
Front panel
LED indicators
- LEDs 1 to 4:
When these LEDs light up green, the corresponding channel (computer port) has
been selected and is available for keyboard and mouse access. When a LED flashes green, there is no signal at the video input of the selected channel.
An LED lights up yellow when there is a signal at the video input, but another channel has been selected.
When the LED is dark, there is no signal at the video input and another channel has been selected.
The LEDs light up blue when Win Mode preset window configuration is being selected.
- LED Full:
This LED lights up green when the unit is in Fullscreen mode.
- LED Quad:
This LED lights up green when the unit is in Quad mode.
- LED PiP:
This LED lights up green when the unit is in PiP mode.
- LED Win:
This LED lights up green when the unit is in Win mode.
Note:
While the OSD menu is open, the active computer can still be operated by mouse or touch screen.
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FRONT PANEL (continued)
Buttons
- Buttons 1 to 4: These buttons activate the corresponding channel (computer port).
- Full button:
Press to switch to Fullscreen mode.
- Quad button:
Press to switch to Quad mode.
- PiP button:
Press to switch to picture in picture mode (PiP).
- Win button:
Press to switch to Win mode.
Selector
You can also select the active channel using hotkey and the arrow keys.
The selection window closes once the channel selection timeout period has expired.
The channel selection timeout is configured in the OSD under SYSTEM u QUAD MODE.
Use the “Time out of channel selection:” menu item to define how long the selector is to be displayed.
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FRONT PANEL - Additional button functions
Setting output resolution to safe output modes
To set output resolution to 640 x 480 pixel @ 60 Hz simultaneously:
Press and hold buttons 1 and 2 for 2 seconds.
Use of this feature is recommended when you cannot use the OSD (on screen display dark or illegible)
because the output resolution setting is not supported by the monitor. After setting the correct output resolution
([email protected]), you can choose a resolution the connected monitor supports in the OSD.
Alternatively, hold buttons 1 and 2 again to cycle through the following video modes: VGA [email protected], SVGA
[email protected], XGA [email protected], UXGA [email protected], and the preferred video resolution found in the
monitor EDID.
LEDs 1 to 4 and FULL indicate the selected mode in blue.
Hardware Reset
Press and hold buttons 3 and 4 simultaneously for 5 seconds in order to reset the unit completely (video +
mouse + keyboard)
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FRONT PANEL - Additional button functions
Calling up OSD
Press and hold PiP and Win buttons simultaneously for 2 seconds to open the OSD menu.
Note:
While the OSD menu is open, the active computer can still be operated by mouse or touch screen.
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REAR PANEL
The rear panel of V-Switch quad XP features three audio ports, four input source/computer ports, the console
port (KVM), the USB control port, the serial RS232 control port, four transparent high-speed USB 2.0 device
ports, the power connection.
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1. Power
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Power
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Audio ports
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Monitor / DVI-I output
4
Four DVI-I inputs
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USB control port
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RS232 / RJ45 control port
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USB for keyboard, mouse, touch or trackball (console)
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USB or PS2 keyboard and mouse (computer)
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Four transparent high-speed USB 2.0 ports
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Plug for enclosed power cable.
2. Audio ports
Connect external speakers or headphones to the 3,5mm analog stereo jack or digital cinch connector. The
TOSLINK optical audio connection enables digital audio output.
3. Monitor / DVI-I output
Analog or digital displays connect to this port.
4. DVI-I inputs
Analog or digital video signal of your up to four sources connect to these four DVI-I ports.
5. USB control port
External USB control devices connect to this port to operate V-Switch quad XP remotely. Execute firmware
updates or manage the device using ConfDev by means of the control ports.
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REAR PANEL (continued)
6. RS 232 / RJ45 control port
Connect external serial control devices to this RJ-45 port to operate V-Switch quad XP remotely, e.g. connect to
this port to access the OSD menu from a computer using the ConfDev device configuration tool (see page 67).
The serial RS 232 port is also used for firmware updates (see page 93).
7. USB for keyboard, mouse, touch or trackball (console)
Two USB ports allow connecting keyboard, mouse, touch screen or trackball.
Using a USB-Hub, you can connect multiple keyboards and mice.
They will work in share mode with an inactivity timeout of 3 seconds.
8. USB or PS2 keyboard and mouse (computer)
Each computer can be connected with PS/2 or USB-B for keyboard and mouse.
9. Four transparent high-speed USB 2.0 ports
USB devices (printer, memory stick, finger printer, 3D mouse) are connected to the four transparent USB ports.
This transparent USB 2.0 matrix switches USB 2.0 periphals to computers connected to V-Switch quad XP.
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INSTALLATION
To reduce the need for long cables, V-Switch quad XP is best placed as close as possible to its video sources.
By default, V-Switch quad XP is delivered as desktop version. Using the rack mount kit supplied, it may also be
mounted in a 19” rack.
Keyboard, monitor, mouse (console) and USB devices are connected to V-Switch quad XP using the
corresponding cables (DVI, USB or PS/2). KVM extenders will allow you to work remotely via CAT5, fiber optic
or Ethernet connection.
Connecting the unit to power
Plug the power cable into the power plug located on the rear panel of V-Switch quad XP, but do not turn the
power on
Connecting console (monitor, keyboard, mouse, touch screen, trackball)
Connect your monitor to the monitor port of V-Switch quad XP via VGA-DVI cable (analog) or DVI cable (digital)
up to 20 meters. For greater distances use a DVI or VGA extender.
Connect your USB mouse and keyboard to the USB-A ports on the console up to 5 meters. For greater
distances use a KVM or USB extender.
PS/2 mouse and keyboard can be connected to V-Switch quad XP using a PS/2-USB adaptor.
Connect your touch screen to the DVI-I port and the USB-A port (for calibration see page 44)
Connect the KVM console
with digital or analog
monitor, USB mouse
and USB keyboard
Note:
Maximum cable length for video (DVI / VGA) is up to 20 meters. Maximum cable length for USB /
PS2 keyboard and mouse is up to 5 meters. For greater distances V-Switch quad XP supports most
KVM extenders, video (DVI / VGA) extenders, and USB extenders.
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INSTALLATION
Connecting VIDEO sources / computers
Switch off the computer and disconnect the keyboard, monitor and mouse.
Connect keyboard and mouse ports of V-Switch quad XP to the computer ports either with a single USB cable
or via the PS/2 interface (use the Y cable) up to 5 meters. For greater distances use a KVM or USB extender.
To connect an analog video / computer source (VGA) to V-Switch quad XP, use a VGA-DVI cable. Digital video
sources are connected via a DVI cable up to 20 meters. For greater distances use a DVI or VGA extender.
Connecting USB devices
Connect a USB device to one of the four transparent USB ports to switch it to computers connected to V-Switch
quad XP.
V-Switch quad XP supports transparent USB devices such as printer, external memory, 3D mouse, and finger
printer.
Keyboard
PS/2 - Y cable
Mouse
OR
Keyboard
USB cable (A-B)
& mouse
Digital or
analog
DVI-I -HD15 or DVI cable
Connect
USB devices
Powering up the system
Switch on V-Switch quad XP with the power switch on the rear panel. All front panel LEDs light up briefly
indicating that V-Switch quad XP is ready for operation. V-Switch quad XP is now in Quad mode (default).
Power up all connected computers. V-Switch quad XP recognizes all input video sources automatically and
displays them on your monitor screen.
To select another display mode, use the relevant keyboard commands (see page 65f) or buttons on the front
panel (page 6).
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INSTALLATION
Connecting AUDIO
The V-Switch quad XP can be connected to external, powered speakers or audio devices in order for sound
coming from the four connected sources to be played back.
Three different connection options are made available (see graphic):
1) 3,5mm analog stereo jack
2) Digital cinch connector
3) TOSLINK optical audio jack
After the speakers have been physically connected to the V-Switch quad XP
- Open the OSD and navigate to COMPUTER > AUDIO
- Enable audio output
- Select the audio source and adjust the volume.
A variety of device options are
available to connect to V-Switch
quad XP for audio output
1
2
3
Headphones
Powered
speakers
Amplifier
Note: Powered speakers or headphones can also be connected directly to V-Switch quad XP,
eliminating the need for an amplifier.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - OVERVIEW
SYSTEM HDCP
HOTKEY HOTMOUSE QUAD MODE
WIN MODE
OSD POSITION OSD LANGUAGE SECURITY DISABLE CHANNEL CONTROL HDCP status
Multiple Hotkey / Double Click Hotkey
Hotmouse Recognition, Hotmouse Timeout
Channel Selection Timeout
Appearance settings for windows
Position of OSD window
German / English / Spanish
Set security level
Deactivate unused channels
Device control via DCP-XML protocol (RS232)
MODE CURRENT
START Set the current channel and mode
Set the channel and mode in which the device should boot
CONFIGURATION BACKUP RECALL FACTORY RESET Save configuration settings
Restore last saved configuration
Reset to factory default settings
CONSOLE VIDEO OUTPUT KEYBOARD TOUCH SCREEN
FADE
MULTI MONITOR BACKGROUND EDID Video resolution and frequency
Keyboard layout
Calibration / Mouse key emulation / Enlarge on touch
Indicate use of smooth transitions
Assign mouse/keyboard to video
Select background type
Display of EDID monitor data
VIDEO INPUT STATUS DVI / VGA
ROTATION
CROPPING
BRIGHTNESS CONTRAST HORIZ POSITION VERT POSITION SCREEN WIDTH PHASE FORMAT Display computers’ video input resolutions
Choose input signal: DVI/VGA - DVI - VGA
Rotate the screen display at different degrees
Crop the display of video sources
Set brightness of analog input signal
Set contrast of analog input signal
Horizontal screen position
Vertical screen position
Set screen width of analog input signal
Adjust phase of analog input signal
Fit input format to screen
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OSD - OVERVIEW (continued)
COMPUTER CHANNEL MAPPING AUDIO
NAME 1-4 KEYBOARD MOUSE RESET PS/2 EDID / DDC Assign an input port to a channel
Enable audio output / Audio source selection / Volume
Assign computer names
Display type of keyboard (PC1, PC2, PC3 or USB)
Display type of mouse (PS/2, PS/2 Wheel or USB)
Set USB mouse positioning (absolute / relative)
Reset PS/2 mouse and keyboard
Program input EDID
USB DEVICE 1-4
USB PORT STATUS
Shows USB 2.0 matrix status and allows
USB ports to be assigned to a device
HELP ABOUT
HOTKEY CONTACT Firmware / hardware version, serial number, etc
List of keyboard commands
Contact information
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - MAIN MENU WINDOW
There are three ways to open the OSD main menu (figure):
•
•
•
use keyboard command „hotkey“ + „O“
simultaneously press front panel buttons „PiP“ + „Win“ for longer than one second
remotely open the OSD via ConfDev program on an external PC with serial or USB connection
1
Call the OSD by pressing
buttons „PiP„ + „Win„
simultaneously for longer
than one second
2
On Screen Display (OSD)
The OSD pops up in the
center of the screen (on top
of the video image).
Press Hotkey + O on
your computer keyboard
HK
+
3
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O
Use a serial or USB connection
from a PC to V-Switch quad XP
to remotely open the OSD using
ConfDev.
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OSD - NAVIGATION
To navigate the On Screen Display (OSD) either use the buttons on the front panel or your keyboard.
Navigation with keyboard
To navigate from one field to the next in the OSD menu use the UP and DOWN arrow keys or TAB/SHIFT-TAB
keys. Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow or + (PLUS) and – (MINUS) keys to change the value in the current field.
Press ENTER to select a menu item.
Press ESC to return to the previous window (higher menu level) or exit the OSD. Changes in parameters are
saved automatically.
Navigation using the buttons on the front panel
Corresponding keys on console keyboard
Navigation using the buttons on the front panel is analogous to using the console keyboard. Buttons 1 and 2
correspond to the UP and DOWN arrow keys and buttons 3 and 4 to the LEFT and RIGHT arrow keys or +/keys. Confirm your entry by pressing the Win / select button.
Press the PiP / exit button to return to the previous page (higher menu level) or exit the OSD. Changed settings
are saved automatically.
Note:
Hotkey commands are possible while the OSD window is open.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - HDCP
HDCP STATUS
Use the arrow keys to navigate in the SYSTEM
menu to the entry HDCP and press ENTER/
SELECT to open the HDCP window.
The SYSTEM / HDCP window displays the
status of HDCP input and output encoding.
HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection) is an encoding system used to
secure and transmit audio and video.
In the upper part of the window, the HDCP
status of the four input signals is displayed.
When a checkbox is marked, the source
is transmitting an HDMI signal with HDCP
encoding.
V-Switch quad XP displays this signal only
when HDCP encoding is capable of being
activated on the output device as well.
The lower portion of the window displays the
HDCP status of the output. The first line shows
whether the monitor connected supports HDCP.
When checked, the next line indicates whether
the signal proceeding from V-Switch quad XP
is protected by HDCP. If the output signal is
HDCP encoded, V-Switch quad XP puts out
neither analog video signal nor any separate
audio signal.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - HOTKEY
HOTKEY
Navigate with the arrow keys in the SYSTEM menu to the entry HOTKEY and press the ENTER/SELECT key to
open the HOTKEY window.
Two different hotkey modes are available:
- For multiple hotkey commands you can define one to four keys which are pressed simultaneously to enter the
command mode. Selectable keys are: STRG, SHIFT, ALT and WINDOWS.
- For double click hotkey commands you can choose one key, which is double clicked to enter the command
mode. Selectable keys are: STRG, SHIFT, ALT and SCROLL.
To change the hotkey mode or select another hotkey, navigate with the TAB or ARROW UP/DOWN keys to the
respective field and use the ARROW LEFT/RIGHT or the +/- keys to change the setting.
Multiple keys
The command mode is indicated by LED flashing on
the console keyboard.
Default setting: Multiple Hotkey: CTRL + ALT
Double click hotkeys
Note:
For a list of hotkeys to operate V-Switch quad XP see Annex page Keyboard Commands.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - HOTMOUSE
HOTMOUSE FUNCTION
Navigate with the arrow keys in the SYSTEM menu to the entry HOTMOUSE and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the HOTMOUSE window.
Hotmouse is an exclusive function that comes with HETEC V-Switch quad XP. It works with your standard
mouse or trackball.
To activate Hotmouse operation:
- Navigate to “Enable Hotmouse”
- Change the setting to “Yes”.
There are two modes of Hotmouse operation: Hotmouse Cursor and Hotmouse Menu.
While Hotmouse Cursor supports only a limited set of operations, Hotmouse Menu allows execution of all
switch operations and display mode settings.
While the Hotmouse function is activated, the active computer can still be operated by keyboard.
For a detailed description of Hotmouse, Hotmouse functionalities, and Hotmouse Menu please see chapter
HOTMOUSE.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - QUAD MODE
QUAD MODE
Use arrow keys to navigate in the SYSTEM menu to the entry QUAD MODE and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the QUAD MODE window.
Channel selection timeout defines the period (1 to 30 seconds) after which the selector will close automatically.
Default setting is 5 seconds.
To open the active channel in Quad mode
Press hotkey ‘Q’
The yellow border indicates the active channel (mouse and
keyboard enabled). Alternatively, press front button „Quad”.
To switch the selector from an active channel to another
Press hotkey + arrow key
After the selector timeout has expired, the selector closes.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - WIN MODE
WIN MODE
Navigate with the arrow keys in the SYSTEM menu to the entry WIN MODE and press ENTER/SELECT to open
the Win mode window.
Border width: Set the width of the borders, which are drawn around the signals in Win mode. When the border
width is zero, no borders are shown.
Border colors:
- Active channel: Press enter /select to open the SELECT COLOR menu and set the color for the active
channel.
- Inactive channels: Press enter /select to open the SELECT COLOR menu and set the color for the inactive
channels.
Selector
In Win mode, use hotkey ‘1-4’ to select a channel or
window. (Alternatively, the hotmouse function or front
panel buttons 1-4 can be used to select a channel or
window as well.) When a channel has been selected,
a colored border will appear around the window of
the active channel. The selector will also be visible.
Alternatively, press front button „Win” and select a
preset.
After the expiration of the selector timeout, the
selector closes.
Pop Up Buttons
Move the hotmouse cursor to the top right corner of the signal window, and the following buttons will appear:
O = Open OSD hotmouse context menu
S = Swap signal windows. After this is selected, the other window is clicked.
R = Toggle aspect ratio locking for current window
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OSD - SYSTEM - OSD POSITION / OSD LANGUAGE
OSD POSITION
Navigate with the arrow keys in the SYSTEM menu to the entry OSD POSITION and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the OSD POSITION window.
Use this function to move the OSD window to any position on the screen.
OSD LANGUAGE
Navigate with the arrow keys in the SYSTEM menu to the entry OSD LANGUAGE and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the OSD LANGUAGE window.
Set OSD LANGUAGE to either English (default), Deutsch (German) or Español (Spanish).
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OSD - SYSTEM - SECURITY
SECURITY LEVELS
Navigate with the arrow keys in the SYSTEM menu to the entry SECURITY and press ENTER/SELECT to open
the SECURITY window.
The SECURITY feature allows you to reduce the functional range of V-Switch quad XP. Eight security levels are
available for this purpose.
By default, all functions are enabled (security level 0). To change the security level, you must first enter a
predefined password. This six-digit password is enclosed separately with the deliverables of V-Switch quad XP
and should only be accessible to authorized persons (administrators etc.).
After entering the password on the keyboard
or front panel (password is not displayed in
password field), the SECURITY window
opens.
Enter the desired security level (0 to 8) under
“Select security level”.
Note:
Before changing the security level, please set the configuration you wish to work with to the higher
security level, under MODE > START. This configuration will be maintained when
V-Switch quad XP is reset, in case of power failure, or when power is turned off and on again.
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OSD - SYSTEM - SECURITY
SECURITY LEVEL 0
This is the default setting of V-Switch quad XP. All settings are allowed and all functions are enabled.
SECURITY LEVEL 8
Security level 8 allows you to work only on one channel (computer) in a predefined display mode (Quad,
Fullscreen or PiP mode). No settings can be changed, apart from the SECURITY menu item, where you can
change the security level.
SYSTEM
SECURITY
SECURITY LEVEL 7
As security level 7, but you can open OSD windows that only show display modes and device settings.
SYSTEM
CONSOLE
VIDEO
COMPUTER
HELP
HDCP
VIDEO OUTPUT/EDID
INPUT STATUS
NAME 1-4/ KEYBOARD / MOUSE / EDID/DDC
HOTKEY / ABOUT / CONTACT
SECURITY LEVEL 6
As security level 6, with the following additional operations:
SYSTEM CONSOLE
CONTROL
FADE
- Setting of active channel using front panel buttons, Hotkeys or Hotmouse
- Selecting channel with PiP button in Quad mode
- Changing the directly selectable PiP channel in PiP mode single direct
SECURITY LEVEL 5
As security level 5, with the following additional operations:
- Setting of display mode (Quad / Fullscreen / PiP) using front panel buttons, Hotkeys or Hotmouse.
SYSTEM
CONSOLE
TEST PATTERN
BACKGROUND
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OSD - SYSTEM - SECURITY
SECURITY LEVEL 4
As security level 4, with the following additional settings in the OSD:
SYSTEM
OSD POSITION / WIN MODE
MODE
PIP / START
CONFIGURATION RECALL
COMPUTER
AUDIO
VIDEO
FORMAT
- Modify display mode settings in Hotmouse Menu
- Changing both channels in Dual mode
- Changing the fixed PiP channel in PiP mode single fixed
SECURITY LEVEL 3
As security level 3, with the following additional settings in the OSD:
SYSTEM
VIDEO
USB DEVICE 1-4
OSD LANGUAGE
BRIGHTNESS / CONTRAST / HORIZ POSITION / VERT POSITION
SCREEN WIDTH / PHASE
SECURITY LEVEL 2
As security level 2, with the following additional settings in the OSD:
SYSTEM
CONSOLE
HOTKEY / HOTMOUSE / QUAD MODE
KEYBOARD / Touch screen
SECURITY LEVEL 1
As security level 1, with the following additional settings in the OSD:
SYSTEM
CONSOLE
VIDEO
COMPUTER
DISABLE CHANNEL
MULTIMONITOR / VIDEO OUTPUT
DVI/VGA / ROTATION / CROPPING
CHANNEL MAPPING / MOUSE / RESET PS/2
- Switch video output to VGA (using hotkey ‘V’ or front panel buttons 1+2)
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OSD - SYSTEM - DISABLE CHANNEL
DISABLE CHANNEL
Navigate with the arrow keys in the SYSTEM menu to the entry DISABLE CHANNEL
Press ENTER/SELECT to open the DISABLE CHANNEL window.
If two or three computers or video sources are connected to V-Switch quad XP, use the DISABLE CHANNEL
feature to ensure that for the unused channels:
a) message "no signal input x" is not shown in Quad mode
b) PiP images are not displayed on screen
c) these channels are not selectable in Fullscreen mode
For example, if you have connected three computers (channel 1 to 3) to V-Switch quad XP, use the arrow keys
to navigate to the number 3 and confirm by pressing ENTER/SELECT.
Note:
To use the “DISABLE CHANNEL” feature, computers/video sources must be connected to
V-Switch quad XP in ascending order from channel 1 to 4.
Example in Quad mode:
All four channels enabled
Three channels enabled
Two channels enabled
mid-height
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OSD - SYSTEM - CONTROL
CONTROL
Navigate with the arrow keys in the SYSTEM menu to the entry CONTROL
Press ENTER/SELECT to open the CONTROL window.
HETEC devices can be controlled via DCP (Device Control Protocol), an XML-based protocol (see Annex).
There are two DCP modes:
DCP control, which allows external control of the display mode.
DCP synchronize, which keeps several V-Switch quad XP devices in the same display mode.
Default setting is “off”, which prevents any external CONTROL.
Use a serial or USB cable to connect a control unit to the RS 232 port (RJ 45) on the V-Switch quad XP rear
panel. To synchronize several devices, special Y cables are required.
Settings for the connection are: Transfer rate 57600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control
The two control modes operate as follows:
DCP control
This mode allows direct control of a single V-Switch
quad XP by means of a control device, e.g. a
computer.
The control device can query and change the
mode of V-Switch quad XP.
V-Switch quad XP responds to each DCP message
sent by the control device with a DCP reply.
This reply includes the values of all settings queried
or set by means of the last message. If the message
sent by the control unit contains errors, the V-Switch
quad XP will reply by sending an error message.
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OSD - SYSTEM - CONTROL
Example of DCP control
A V-Switch quad XP is controlled via DCP-XML by a computer connected by serial cable or USB.
USB or COM
ports
Computer
controls
DCP-XML
Rear Panel
For an introduction to the DEVICE CONTROL PROTOCOL please Annex.
DCP synchronize
Use this mode to keep several V-Switch quad XP
devices in the same mode.
Every change in settings initiated in the first V-Switch
quad XP by hotkeys, hotmouse, front panel buttons
or a controlling devices synchronizes the modes of all
connected devices via DCP messages.
Use special Y-cables for the synchronization.
Important:
Each time you restart a V-Switch quad XP set to synchronize, it will send all its settings to the next
connected device. This process also takes place after activating synchronize in the OSD menu.
When starting a chain of devices, always start by first switching on the device at the end of the chain.
When the device has completed its startup phase and sent its DCP messages, switch on the next device
in the chain.
Finally, switch on the first device in the chain, which synchronizes the settings of all other devices in the
chain with its own settings as it starts up.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - SYSTEM - CONTROL
Example of DCP synchronization
V-Switch quad XP 2 and 3 are synchronized with V-Switch quad XP 1.
Serial Y
Cable
Control unit
Console
Mouse
Console
Keyboard
V-Switch quad XP 1
RX
TX
V-Switch quad XP 2
RX
TX
RX
V-Switch quad XP 3
To synchronize, V-Switch quad XP 1 sends every change in settings as a DCP message via the serial Y to
the RX input of V-Switch quad XP 2.
V-Switch quad XP 2 adopts the settings and sends a DCP message via TX output over the Y cable to the RX
input of V-Switch quad XP 3.
The synchronization chain can have any length.
Do not connect the last device in the chain to the first device (i.e. do not create a loop).
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OSD - SYSTEM - CONTROL
SECURITY LEVELS
The security level settings in the OSD menu previously described also apply to control via DCP messages.
Queries are possible up to security level 7.
The table below shows the maximum security levels for simple element settings. These settings may be
changed via DCP up to the specified protection level.
Maximum security level for:
Console Channel
6
Video Channel
6
Video Layout
5
PiP Layout
4
PiP Height
4
PiP Offset
4
PiP Zoom
4
PiP Channel
4
DUAL ChannelS (L/R)
6
PiP Scan Time
4
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OSD - MODE - CURRENT/START
CURRENT
Defines the current mode in which the device should run.
Choose from Fullscreen, Quad Mode, PiP, Win Mode or Test Pattern.
START
Sets the mode in which the device should boot.
This feature allows you to define the start configuration, i.e. the display mode (Fullscreen, Quad, PiP, Win or
Test Pattern), active channel, and PiP settings which V-Switch quad XP uses after a reset or when the system is
powered up.
When the START menu is called up, the current start configuration is displayed. To modify your start
configuration, change parameters in the channel, mode, and PiP fields. Press ESC to save the new parameters
and exit the START menu.
Choose “Use current mode” to adopt the current settings as start mode. Use arrow keys to navigate to “Use
current mode” and confirm by pressing ENTER.
The factory default start mode is Quad-mode with active channel 1.
See OSD - MODE - CURRENT/START - PiP for details on setting PiP mode to boot. See OSD - MODE
- CURRENT/START - WIN for details on setting Win mode to boot. See OSD - MODE - CURRENT/START TEST PATTERN for details on setting a test pattern to boot.
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OSD - MODE - CURRENT/START - PiP
PiP
Use this section to define the current mode in which the device should run.
In the PIP window you can configure PiP size, position, and display mode.
PiP Display Mode
Select the option TRIPLE to show 3 additional screens in PiP Mode. Select SINGLE to display only one other
screen. If SINGLE is selected. Use the option PiP CHANNEL to define which channel should appear in the
single window.
See the section Display Modes for details.
PiP size
Adjust the size of PiP images to your requirements. 12 (single mode) or 9 (triple mode) different sizes are
available:
Single: 3 % - 5 % - 7 % - 10 % - 15 % - 20 % - 25 % - 28 % - 33 % - 38 % - 44 % - 50 %
Triple: 3 % - 5 % - 7 % - 10 % - 15 % - 20 % - 25 % - 28 % - 33 %
50 % equals the size of one quad screen (one quarter of a full size screen).
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OSD - MODE - CURRENT/START - PiP (continued)
PIP zoom factor
Use this option to zoom the center of the PiP images by a factor of 2.
Offset from top
Use this option to change the position of PiP images. PiP images can be moved vertically to any position on the
screen’s right hand margin.
Note:
All settings also possible via Hotmouse Menu, see page 73.
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OSD - MODE - CURRENT/START - PiP
PIP Display Modes
V-Switch quad XP offers the following PiP modes:
PIP display mode triple:
All other video sources are displayed (three PiP images)
Triple gap:
PiP images are displayed
with a gap in place of the
active channel.
Triple no gap:
PiP images are displayed
without a gap.
Triple tile:
The size of the main
image and the PiP images
is optimized so that the
main image and the PiP
images are shown as
large as possible without
overlapping.
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OSD - MODE - CURRENT/START - PiP
PIP Display Modes (continued)
PIP display mode single:
One PiP image is displayed. You can choose between different
display modes:
Single fixed:
One channel is selected to be displayed as permanent PiP
image. Only the active channel (full image) can be switched.
Press front panel buttons 1, 2, 3, or 4 to switch the full image.
Single direct:
One channel is selected to be displayed as permanent full
image (active channel). Only the PiP can be switched. Press front panel buttons 1, 2,
3, or 4 to switch the full image.
Single scan:
Within a PiP image, the three other video sources are displayed
one after the other; the delay can be set to between one and nine
seconds.
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OSD - MODE - CURRENT/START - WIN
WIN MODE
Navigate with the arrow keys in the MODE menu to the entry WIN
Press ENTER/SELECT to open the WIN MODE window.
Select the channel, window mode, position and window size in the window WIN MODE.
The arrows can be used to select the horizontal or vertical position or size of the windows.
Activate the checkbox ASPECT RATIO to retain the aspect of the video source.
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OSD - MODE - CURRENT/START - TEST PATTERN
TEST PATTERN
Navigate with the arrow keys in the MODE menu to the entry TEST PATTERN
Press ENTER/SELECT to open the TEST PATTERN window.
Use the Test Pattern feature to check monitor quality (pixel errors, contrast, changes etc) or the functionality of
the video output of the V-Switch quad XP.
It is recommended to use all available test patterns for the test procedure.
To exit TEST PATTERN mode, use the OSD, the front panel buttons (Full, Quad, PiP or Win) or hotkey
commands accordingly.
Color gradient
Rhombus
Crosshairs
Rectangle
Stripes 1/8
Stripes 1/4
Stripes 1/2
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OSD - CONFIGURATION - BACKUP / RECALL
BACKUP
Navigate with the arrow keys in the CONFIGURATION menu to the entry BACKUP
Press ENTER/SELECT to open the BACKUP window.
This function saves the current device settings, including the start mode set in MODE START. Additionally, EDID
data from the 4 inputs is also saved.
For details on creating an external backup to a file, see the section „Device Configuration Program”.
RECALL
CONFIGURATION menu to the entry RECALL
Press ENTER/SELECT to open the RECALL window.
Use this feature to replace the current settings with the last configuration saved using the BACKUP command.
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OSD - CONFIGURATION - FACTORY RESET
FACTORY RESET
Navigate with the arrow keys in the CONFIGURATION menu to the Factory Reset
Press ENTER/SELECT to open the DEFAULTS window.
Use this function to reset the current settings of V-Switch quad XP to the factory default configuration. All four
input EDIDs are also reseted to their default values.
If necessary, save your current settings before using the DEFAULTS command. Execution of this command
results in a complete reset and reboot of V-Switch quad XP with factory defaults.
FACTORY DEFAULTS:
SYSTEM
HOTKEY
HOTMOUSE
QUAD MODE WIN MODE OSD POSITION OSD LANGUAGE SECURITY
DISABLE CHANNEL
CONTROL
= Multiple Hotkey / Hotkey = Ctrl + Alt
= ON / Hotmouse timeout = 5 sec.
= Channel selection timeout = 5 sec.
= Border width = 0 sec.
Active channel= 255,255,0
Active channel= 255,136,0
= centered
= English
= None (security level = 0)
= All four channels are active
= Off
MODE
CURRENT
= Active channel = 1, quad
START
= Active channel = 1, quad
> PIP Size = 15 %
Zoom factor = 1
Display mode = triple Active channel = gap;
Offset from top = 0 %
>WIN
= Channel: 1, Mode:win1, Position settings depend on the source, Aspect ratio: enabled
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OSD - CONFIGURATION - FACTORY RESET
FACTORY DEFAULTS (continued):
CONSOLE
VIDEO OUTPUT
= auto
KEYBOARD
= English
TOUCH SCREEN
= Mouse emulate right click /
FADE
= Off
MULTI MONITOR
= Monitor 1 --> Channel 1; Monitor 2 --> Channel2;
Monitor 3 --> Channel 3; Monitor 4 --> Channel4;
BACKGROUND
= Color / 0,0,0
VIDEO
DVI/VGA
ROTATION
CROPPING
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
HORIZ POSITION
VERT POSITION
SCREEN WIDTH
PHASE
FORMAT
= DVI / VGA (all channels)
= 0
= no cropping
= +0 (all channels)
= 56 % (all channels)
= auto (all channels)
= auto (all channels)
= +0 (screen-width correction of all channels)
= +0 (all channels)
Fit to screen = No (all channels)
COMPUTER
CHANNEL MAPPING= Positioning = relative (all channels)
AUDIO
= Enable audio output / Select active channel /
Switch channel on audio activity = off
NAME 1-4
= Computer 1-4 respectively
KEYBOARD
= USB
MOUSE
= positioning realtive
RESET PS/2”
= Channel 1 selected
EDID / DDC
[email protected], [email protected], digital
USB DEVICE 1-4
= Off / manual switching w. warning / name: Device 1 (-4)
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OSD - CONSOLE - VIDEO OUTPUT
VIDEO OUTPUT
Navigate with the arrow keys in the CONSOLE menu to the entry VIDEO OUTPUT
Press ENTER/SELECT to open the VIDEO OUTPUT window.
Use the VIDEO OUTPUT menu to choose an output
resolution supported by your monitor.
Press ENTER/SELECT to enter the selection menu.
Use arrow keys to select the desired line in the list
shown on the right and press ENTER/SELECT
for the new video format.
The new output mode is visible for 10 seconds.
Within this time you can either accept the new
setting by pressing ENTER/SELECT or return to your
original setting by pressing ESC/EXIT.
When the output mode is set to ‘auto’, V-Switch quad
XP chooses a resolution by reading the connected
monitor’s EDID data. Choose the EDID menu item to
check whether the connected monitor provides this
data.
If the monitor does not offer this data, V-Switch quad
XP sets VGA mode ([email protected]) as default and
activates Sync on Green.
Sync on Green can be deactivated on V-Switch quad
XP.
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OSD - CONSOLE - KEYBOARD
KEYBOARD
Navigate with the arrow keys in the CONSOLE menu to the entry KEYBOARD
Press ENTER/SELECT to open the KEYBOARD window.
Set the keyboard layout to the desired language, English, Deutsch (German), Español (Spanish), Français
(French), Italiano (Italian) or Japanese.
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OSD - CONSOLE - TOUCH SCREEN
TOUCH SCREEN
V-Switch quad XP enables the user to use a touch screen to control and switch between four computers as well
as change display modes.
V-Switch quad XP supports a great number of USB touch screens with commonly integrated touch controllers.
For a list of supported touch screens, please see Annex on page 97.
To control V-Switch quad XP using a touch screen, connect the touch screen to V-Switch quad XP by connecting
the VGA or DVI cable from the V-Switch quad XP monitor port to the input of the touch screen. Connect the USB
port of the touch screen to the V-Switch quad XP console USB port. Please see page 8ff for a description of the
V-Switch quad XP ports.
Calibration
After connecting a touch screen to V-Switch quad XP for the first time, calibrate the touch screen.
Open CONSOLE u TOUCH SCREEN menu, choose CALIBRATE, and press ENTER/SELECT.
Four markers will be displayed in the corners of the touch screen.
The diagram shows the first marker in the top left
corner of the screen.
Touching the center of the markers as accurately as
possible yields best calibration results.
Then repeat for the other three markers to complete
calibration.
Device Details
Select this option to display touch screen information
such as the manufacturer ID and product ID.
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OSD - CONSOLE - TOUCH SCREEN
Mouse button emulation
V-Switch quad XP offers three modes of interpreting the user input
as mouse clicks.
1. Mouse: When touching the touch screen, the mouse button is pressed.
When the finger is released from the touch screen, the mouse button is released.
This mode can be used for drag and drop operations.
2. Click on touch: When touching the touch screen, a mouse click is generated at the position of the touch.
3. Click on release: When the finger is released from the touch screen, a mouse click is generated at the last position of the finger.
By default, „mouse” is set as mode. You could use your finger on the touch screen similarly to using your
mouse. “Click on touch” and “click on release” are suited for kiosk applications or environments where touch
screens
are used instead of keyboards and mice, such as in medical industries for hygienic reasons, in industrial
production and automation for operation with gloves, or in vehicles and aircraft where robust components are
required.
Touch in quad mode:
Check this box to switch a quadrant from Quad mode temporarily to full screen when touching the quadrant.
This activates keyboard and mouse of that quadrant and allows operating the computer in full screen. The other
sources are not visible during this time. After a timeout of 5 seconds without keyboard/mouse activity, V-Switch
quad XP automatically switches back to Quad mode.
The timeout can be set to values between 1 and 10 seconds.
Touch a PiP:
Check this box to activate keyboard and mouse on a computer shown as PiP. When touching a PiP, keyboard
and mouse become active in this PiP. This activated channel now remains a little PiP and does not switch to full
image. In this PiP you can operate the computer with keyboard and mouse.
When unchecked (by default), a PiP is switched to full image as soon as it is touched. The full image gets
exchanged with the other sources remaining visible as PiPs.
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OSD - CONSOLE - TOUCH SCREEN
Right mouse button
Press and hold your finger on the touch screen to emulate the right mouse button. This only works in „mouse”
emulation mode, not in “click on touch” or “click on release”. By default „Emulate right click” is set in order
to perform a right mouse click. Some touch controller models do not support right mouse click. Using touch
screens with such controllers requires unchecking the box „Emulate right click”.
Hotmouse and Hotmouse Menu
To open the Hotmouse Menu, tap the screen twice, and leave your finger pressed on the touch screen after the
second tap (tap – hold, like a double click without lifting the finger on the second click), until the Hotmouse Menu
opens.
By clicking outside the Hotmouse Menu, you can open the Hotmouse Cursor to enlarge and reposition PiPs
(only in PiP mode), resize and move windows in Win mode, and switch channels (see description of the
Hotmouse function).
After you are finished using the Hotmouse Cursor, the Hotmouse Menu will reopen.
Mouse position
Absolute mouse position
V-Switch quad XP works best together with touch screens when using absolute mouse positioning mode with
the connected computers. To enable absolute mouse positioning mode, use the menu COMPUTER u MOUSE
in the OSD.
This mode works when a computer is connected via USB, and with most modern operating systems.
Relative mouse position
When using relative mouse positioning, please check the configuration of the computers connected to ensure
that mouse acceleration is switched off and mouse scaling is set to 1:1. For guides on how to change mouse
acceleration and scaling, please visit www.hetec.de/service/.
Resetting the mouse position: When using relative positioning mode, the actual position of the mouse cursor
and the position of your finger on the touch screen may not match in certain cases when a computer switches
resolution or changes the mouse position (e.g. when the system is configured to place the mouse pointer over
the ‘OK’ button of a window). In these cases, to reset the mouse position, either switch to a different channel,
and back again, or tap the touch screen three times, and leave your finger pressed on the touch screen after the
third tap (tap – tap – hold), until the mouse cursor moves to the top left corner of the screen.
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OSD - CONSOLE - FADE
FADE
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONSOLE menu to the entry FADE and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
FADE window.
Fade Through Black is an elegant visual effect for presentations: When switching channels or display modes,
the previous image fades to black, and the next image is faded in smoothly.
To enable fade through black, select the transition speed under “Smooth transitions”.
The “Speed” setting controls the speed of the transition, with 1 being the slowest, and 3 the
fastest transition.
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OSD - CONSOLE - MULTI MONITOR
MULTI MONITOR
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONSOLE menu to the entry MULTI MONITOR and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the MULTI MONITOR window.
Multi Monitor is used if computers with multiple video output are connected to V-Switch quad XP but only one
keyboard and mouse to operate the computer. If you use graphics cards with multiple video outputs, you must
assign the computer’s mouse and keyboard to the corresponding video output (channels 1-4).
Example:
If a computer with quad-head graphics card is connected to V-Switch quad XP, and keyboard and mouse are
connected to channel 1, you must assign console „channel 1” to all video channels („Monitor 1 - 4”).
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OSD - CONSOLE - BACKGROUND
BACKGROUND
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONSOLE menu to the entry BACKGROUND and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the BACKGROUND window.
Use the window BACKGROUND to select either a solid color or an image for the background area of the screen
on which windows are displayed. Note: The background is shown only in Win mode. Default color for the other
modes is black.
Use BACKGROUND > COLOR to set the color of
After selecting BACKGROUND > IMAGE, the
the background. Enter the desired color in 24 bit
background area of the screen will be filled with
color red, green and blue values. A preview of the
the image that has been previously selected
color will appear in the field COLOR.
in the utility ConfDev under DEVICE > LOAD
BACKGROUND IMAGE. If no image has been
loaded, this option will not appear.
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OSD - CONSOLE - EDID
EDID (display of monitor data)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the CONSOLE menu to the entry EDID and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
EDID window.
Use the EDID command to read and display monitor data (manufacturer, monitor name, serial
number etc.) from the monitor’s EDID memory. If
VIDEO OUTPUT is set to “auto”, V-Switch
quad XP uses the optimum output resolution
offered by the EDID.
EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) is a VESA standard data format that contains basic information
about a monitor and its capabilities. This information is stored in the monitor by the manufacturer and can be
read by V-Switch quad XP or graphics card via a monitor cable’s Display Data Channel (DCC) interface.
Note:
EDID information can be copied to the four inputs and are then available for the connected sources.
See COMPUTER > EDID/DDC.
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OSD - VIDEO - INPUT STATUS
INPUT STATUS (Display Video Formats)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry INPUT STATUS and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the INPUT STATUS window.
Resolutions at the four video inputs are shown under INPUT STATUS. Resolution recognition at the four video
inputs is automatic. Some analog input resolutions may not correctly be detected.
See Annex for a list of video formats supported by V-Switch quad XP.
S Signal
a = analog
d = digital
g = sync on green
c = composite sync
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OSD - VIDEO - DVI/VGA
DVI/VGA
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry DVI/VGA and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
DVI/VGA window.
Go to “Select input signal” and define which video signal (VGA or DVI) is to be displayed.
If the setting „DVI/VGA” is selected, V-Switch quad XP will first check the digital input.
If there is no signal at this input, the analog signal input will be checked.
This function can be used to connect e.g. 8 sources (4x VGA + 4x DVI) via Y-cables to V-Switch quad XP.
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OSD - VIDEO - ROTATION
ROTATION
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry ROTATION and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
ROTATION window.
Select the degrees to which you would like to rotate your display. Choose from 0. 90, 180 and 270. Once the
rotation degrees have been selected, all of the channel are rotated to the same degree.
Note:
Once the degrees have been chosen, it may take a few seconds for the display to rotate.
Rotation limitation at 90° and 270°: If the channels overlap, the monitor display should have a total of lines no
higher than 2028. If the aspect ratio is not locked in Win mode, size reduction and enlargement cannot both be
used simultaneously for each channel. There may be further restrictions not known at the time print.
Example with 90 degree setting:
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OSD - VIDEO - CROPPING
CROPPING
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry CROPPING and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
CROPPING window.
In the window VIDEO/CROPPING, enter a value from 0-999 for the left, right, top and bottom side of the
channel to be cropped.
Use the arrows to increase or decrease the value either in single digits or in increments of 30. Alternatively, the
right and left arrows of the keyboard may be used to adjust these values.
Note:
The smallest possible size of each area is 10% of the input signal.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - VIDEO - BRIGHTNESS / CONTRAST
BRIGHTNESS – CONTRAST (with analog input only)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry BRIGHTNESS or CONTRAST and press ENTER/
SELECT to open the BRIGHTNESS or CONTRAST window.
Use this feature to adjust the brightness or contrast of analog video input signals.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - VIDEO - HORIZONTAL & VERTICAL POSITION
HORIZ / VERT POSITION (horizontal / vertical position of computer screen) (with analog input only)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry HORIZ POSITION or VERT POSITION and press
ENTER/SELECT to open the HORIZ POSITION or VERT POSITION window.
In case of incorrect horizontal position of a computer screen, use this feature to adjust
the computer screen manually. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the AUTO/MAN field and set
MAN for manual. Use the “+” or “-” keys in the value field to adjust the vertical position between –20 and +20,
and the horizontal position between –63 and +63.
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OSD - VIDEO - SCREEN WIDTH / PHASE
SCREEN WIDTH (with analog input only)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry SCREEN WIDTH and press ENTER/SELECT to
open the SCREEN WIDTH window.
Normally, screen width (number of horizontal pixels) is defined by the VESA standard. If the screen appears
blurred, change this setting to improve screen quality.
PHASE (with analog input only)
Use arrow keys to navigate in VIDEO menu to the PHASE line and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
PHASE window.
Incorrect phase (sampling time of pixel color value) may result in blurring, bad contrast, or poor legibility. Use
this setting to adjust phase.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - VIDEO - FORMAT
FORMAT
Use arrow keys to navigate in the VIDEO menu to the entry FORMAT and press ENTER/SELECT to open
the FORMAT window.
When using a wide-screen monitor (aspect ratio 16:10) in Quad mode, a video input with a different aspect
ratio is normally displayed with black borders to the left and right. If „fit to screen” is enabled, the image is
resized to fill the entire quadrant in Quad mode.
By default, „fit to screen” is disabled to display each source in its native aspect ratio in display modes (Quad,
PiP, Full) of V-Switch quad XP.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - VIDEO - FORMAT
FORMAT (continued)
PiP mode for wide-screen monitors
If you use a wide-screen monitor (for example with an aspect ratio of 16:10) and the active channel does not
have a wide-screen aspect ratio (e.g. 4:3), PiPs are placed aside the full image of the active channel in the
black bar on the right side. The full image of the active channel is displayed left-aligned on the screen resulting
in a black bar on the right side. Provided appropriate PiP size (20%) is set, PiP images are thus placed entirely
outside the full screen channel. No screen content is overlapped. All content of all souces is visible.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - COMPUTER - CHANNEL MAPPING
CHANNEL MAPPING
Use arrow keys to navigate in the COMPUTER menu to the entry CHANNEL MAPPING and press ENTER/
SELECT to open the CHANNEL MAPPING window.
In the CHANNEL MAPPING menu, assignment between physical input ports and logical channels can be
changed. This can be useful, for instance, if computer needs to be shown on another position on the quad
screen without having to swap the connectors at the inputs.
Use arrow and “+/-“ keys to navigate to the physical port that you would like to connect to the channel
mentioned on the upper line. Press enter / select to change the connection.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - COMPUTER - AUDIO
AUDIO
Use arrow keys to navigate in the COMPUTER menu to the entry AUDIO and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the AUDIO window.
“Enable audio output”: To enable or disable the
audio output, activate or deactivate the check box
“Enable audio output”.
Selecting audio source: Select the audio source
from the list. To ensure that the audio source is
the computer being currently operated, select
“active channel” from the list. For a fixed audio
source select one of the computers from the list.
Switch channel on audio activity: With this
setting enabled, V-Switch quad XP automatically
switches to a channel on which an audio signal is
detected.
Volume
To adapt the volume of the audio sources
navigate to VOLUME and press enter/select.
Use this window to adjust the volume for the audio
sources in 2 db steps.
Change the volume of each channel with + and -
Note:
This window can also be opened with the hotkeys HK + -/+.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - COMPUTER - NAME 1-4
NAME 1-4
Use arrow keys to navigate in the COMPUTER menu to the entry NAME 1-4 and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the NAME 1-4 window.
Use the section NAME to assign a name to each
of the four windows displayed when HOTMOUSE
is in use.
Move the cursor in the edit window using arrows
on your keyboard. Press ENTER/SELECT to
choose a letter. Press BACKSPACE/FULL to
erase.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - COMPUTER - KEYBOARD
KEYBOARD
Use arrow keys to navigate in the COMPUTER menu to the entry KEYBOARD and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the KEYBOARD window.
Use this display feature to identify which keyboard type (USB, PC1, PC2 or PC3) has been recognized at
which computer port.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - COMPUTER - MOUSE
MOUSE
Use arrow keys to navigate in COMPUTER menu to the MOUSE line and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
MOUSE window.
The upper half of the MOUSE window shows which mouse type (USB, PS/2 or PS/2 wheel) has been
recognized at which computer port.
USB – mouse positioning
For USB ports, you may specify absolute or relative mouse positioning.
Choose absolute mouse positioning if a device is connected to the console that supports absolute coordinates,
such as graphic trays, screen pads or KVM extenders (HETEC V-Trans I or V-IP).
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - COMPUTER - RESET PS/2 / EDID/DDC
RESET PS/2
Use arrow keys to navigate in the COMPUTER menu to the entry RESET PS/2 and press ENTER/SELECT
to open the RESET PS/2 window.
Use arrow keys t u or “+” and “-” keys to select the channel (1 to 4) you wish to reset and confirm by pressing
ENTER/SELECT.
EDID/DDC
This window presents an overview of the status of the input EDIDs and the display EDID and allows editing of
these.
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OSD - COMPUTER - EDID/DDC (continued)
EDID/DDC (continued)
Use arrow keys to select the channel EDID
information.
Press ENTER/SELECT to open the window with
detailed settings for this EDID.
Select a video mode for the channel using the
arrow keys. Press ENTER/SELECT to confirm
selection.
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OSD - COMPUTER - EDID/DDC (continued)
EDID/DDC (continued)
Two freely selectable video modes can be
programmed in the input EDID visible to the
connected computer at the input port.
It is recommended to program the preferred video
modes for the connected signal source.
V-Switch quad XP also uses these entries to
distinguish between confusable analog input video
signals. The following groups of analog input signals
are difficult to distinguish automatically:
WUXGA 1920x1200 60 Hz
UXGA 1600x1200 60Hz
UXGA 1600x1200 60Hz with reduced blanking
WUXGA 1920x1200 50 Hz
UXGA 1600x1200 50Hz
UXGA 1600x1200 50Hz with reduced blanking
SXGA+ 1400x1050 60Hz
WSXGA 1680x1050 60Hz
XGA 1024x768 60Hz
WXGA 1280x768 60Hz
WXGA 1360x768 60Hz
If you experience problems with the automatic input detection of an analog input signal in these groups you can
ovewrite the automatic detection by programming the expected video signal into the input EDID.
Use arrow keys
to navigate to the first video mode entry and press ENTER/SELECT to open the window
with a list of selectable video modes.
In this window use arrow keys
SELECT for the video format.
to select the desired line in the list shown on the right and press ENTER/
Use arrow keys
to navigate to the second video mode entry and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
window with a list of selectable video modes.
Use arrow keys
to navigate to “Signal“ and press ENTER/SELECT to switch between analog or digital.
This setting specifies whether the EDID should identify the V-Switch quad XP as an analog or digital device.
Usually it is safe to leave this setting at “digital”.
Use arrow keys
to navigate to the following write options:
WRITE
save the changes in the current input EDID.
WRITE TO ALL INPUTS
save the changes to all four input EDIDs.
Alternatively, the EDID data of the connected display can be used. To do this, navigate to SAME AS DISPLAY
EDID and press ENTER/SELECT
SAME AS DISPLAY EDID write the contents of the display EDID to the current input EDID.
Press ENTER/SELECT to start the selected write option and wait until “successful” is displayed in the bottom
status line. At this point, the EDID data can be written to one or all of the four channels.
Note:
If the EDID data of the connected video source is used, the switch behaves as if the display is
connected directly to the source.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - COMPUTER - EDID/DDC
EDID/DDC (continued)
Note:
Please keep in mind that this setting will overwrite the automatic analog input mode detection. If you
connect a different video source, or change the video mode from the PC, you may need to change
this setting again to get correct results. For the detection of digital input signals this setting has no effect.
Alternatively, the display EDID data can be copied to the inputs:
An overview of the contents of the display EDID is seen above.
It has the following write options:
WRITE TO INPUT 1
write the monitor EDID to input 1
WRITE TO INPUT 2
write the monitor EDID to input 2
WRITE TO INPUT 3
write the monitor EDID to input 3
WRITE TO INPUT 4
write the monitor EDID to input 4
WRITE TO ALL INPUTS
write the monitor EDID to all inputs
Note:
The content of the input EDIDS can be reset to default by the OSD function CONFIGURATION /
FACTORY RESET.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - USB DEVICE 1-4
USB Device 1-4
V-Switch quad XP supports and switches transparent USB 2.0 devices such as printer, camera, 3D mouse,
finger printer, and external memory. (Example: Connect a memory stick to copy data from one computer to the
stick, and from the stick to another computer connected to V-Switch quad XP: Data can be copied between
computers without being networked.)
Use arrow keys to navigate in the OSD menu to the entry USB DEVICE 1-4 and press ENTER/SELECT to open
the window.
Status display of the transparent USB 2.0
switch. Connections from USB port to computer
are shown.
OFF: Port is not switched to a computer. A USB
device may be connected, but it is not switched to
a computer.
Computer (1-4): Port is switched to one of the
computers.
To change port and switch settings use arrow keys
to select one of the four USB ports and open its
submenu by pressing ENTER/SELECT.
Device 1 switch to: Off by default. To manually
switch this USB port to one of the four computers,
use arrow keys to select one of the four computers
and press ENTER/SELECT.
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - USB DEVICE 1-4 - SWITCHING MODE
USB Device 1-4 (continued)
The following options can be selected for the USB port: Manual switching, change switching mode, change
USB device name.
Switching mode:
By default, switching mode is „manual switching with warning”.
To change the switching mode use the arrow keys to navigate to „CHANGE SWITCHING MODE” and press
ENTER/SELECT.
Use arrow keys to chose one of the following modes to change the switching mode:
1. Manual switching with warning: This mode allows switching the USB port manually by selecting one of the
computers connected. But before the switch is executed the following warning message is displayed: „In order
to prevent data loss, stop the USB device before switching!” To switch, press ENTER/SELECT.
This switching mode is recommended for USB devices with risk of data loss (e.g. USB stick, printer, external
memory)
2. Manual switching without warning: This mode allows switching the USB port manually by selecting one of
the computers connected. The switching is executed immediately.
This switching mode is recommended for USB devices without risk of data loss.
3. Automatically with active channel: In this mode, the USB device/port is always switched automatically with
the active channel. When switching channel/computer this USB device/port will automatically be switched to the
activated channel/computer.
Note:
After power on, all USB devices are disconnected from computers except devices with switching
mode “automatically with active channel”.
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OSD - USB DEVICE 1-4 - CHANGE NAME
USB Device 1-4 (continued)
Change device name:
In the „USB DEVICE. / USB DEVICE” menu chose „Change device name” and press ENTER/SELECT to
change the name of the connected USB device.
Use the keyboard to rename the USB device or use the front panel buttons (as described in the OSD). Exit the
menu. The new name will automatically be saved and displayed in the other menus.
Note:
Use hotkey + „u” (by default: hotkey = Ctrl + Alt) to quickly access the USB DEVICE 1-4 menu. This
allows quick access to this menu when switching manually.
To directly open the switching menu of e.g. USB device/port 1 use hotkey + „F1” (by default: hotkey
= Ctrl + Alt).
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ON SCREEN DISPLAY
OSD - HELP - HOTKEY / ABOUT / CONTACT
Use arrow keys to navigate in the HELP menu to the desired line and press ENTER/SELECT to open the
corresponding window.
HELP > ABOUT displays the current revision levels hardware and firmware.
HELP > HOTKEY provides a guide to hotkey shortcuts.
HELP > CONTACT window contains information on how to contact HETEC support.
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HOTMOUSE
HOTMOUSE - ACTIVATING Hotmouse Cursor
Hotmouse
Hotmouse is an exclusive function offered by HETEC V-Switch quad XP. It works with your standard mouse or
trackball and touch screens. Similar to using hotkeys on your keyboard, Hotmouse is a quick and comfortable
way to operate
V-Switch quad XP simply with your standard mouse, trackball, or touch screen. No software or additional
hardware is required.
When activated, your mouse cursor becomes hotmouse cursor - a numbered arrow - that allows performing all
hotmouse functions.
Activating the hotmouse cursor
To activate hotmouse cursor move your mouse on the console four times in a rapid horizontal shaking motion
or with hotkey + M.
The hotmouse cursor can also be activated via touch screen: tap the screen twice, and leave your finger
pressed on the touch screen after the second tap (tap – hold, like a double click without lifting the finger on the
second click), until the hotmouse menu opens. Now click outside the hotmouse menu to open the hotmouse
cursor.
Close the hotmouse by double clicking or with hotkey + M.
The hotmouse cursor changes its look depending on its position on the screen (arrows in vertical or horizontal
direction, and number of channel).
Housemouse
cursor
Vertical positioning of
PiP images / Resize in
Win mode
Resize
window or PiP
Move
window
Use the hotmouse cursor to perform the following functions:
in Fullscreen mode:
in Quad mode: in PiP mode: in Win mode: - Switch to another fullscreen channel
- Select another active channel (keyboard, mouse)
- Modify position and size of PiP images
- Change active channel
- Select mode for resize, channel select, and select options (hotmouse menu)
- Modify position and size of Windows
- Change active channel
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HOTMOUSE
Hotmouse Cursor IN FULLSCREEN MODE / QUAD MODE
Hotmouse Cursor in fullscreen mode
When you activate the hotmouse cursor in Fullscreen mode, PiP images of the other channels are temporarily
displayed to allow you to switch to another channel.
Switching to another fullscreen channel
Activate hotmouse cursor. Move the hotmouse cursor over the PiP image of the channel that you wish to
activate and click the left mouse button.
Example: Switch from channel 2 to channel 3
1
2
2
Channel 2 is active
3
3
4
Channel 3 is selected.
Channel 3 is active.
Hotmouse cursor in Quad mode
Switching active channel (mouse, keyboard)
Activate Hotmouse Cursor. To change the active channel (switching mouse and keyboard), position the
Hotmouse Cursor in the respective channel field (1 to 4) and press the left mouse button.
Note:
When you move into another channel field, the channel number in the Hotmouse Cursor changes.
Example: Switch active channel from 1 to 3
1
2
1
2
1
2
4
3
4
3
4
active
3
active
Channel 1 is active
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Channel 3 is selected.
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Hotmouse Cursor IN PIP MODE
Hotmouse Cursor IN PIP MODE
Change active channel
Enable Hotmouse Cursor. Move the Hotmouse Cursor to the PiP-image of the channel you wish to activate
and press the left mouse button.
Note:
When the Hotmouse Cursor moves over a PiP-image, its appearance changes
(arrows, channel number).
Example: Switch from channel 2 to channel 3
2
1
3
4
Channel 2 is active
2
1
3
4
Channel 3 is selected.
3
1
2
4
Channel 3 is active.
Vertical positioning of PiP images
Activate Hotmouse Cursor. Move the Hotmouse Cursor to the PiP-image area, hold down the left mouse
button and drag the PiPs to the desired vertical position.
Note:
As soon as the Hotmouse Cursor moves over a PiP image, its appearance changes
(arrows pointing in vertically).
Example: Move PiP images upward
2
1
3
4
2
1
3
4
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4
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Hotmouse Cursor IN PIP MODE
Hotmouse Cursor in PIP MODE (continued)
Modify size of PiP images
Activate Hotmouse Cursor and move to the left edge of the PiP image area until horizontal arrows appear in the
Hotmouse Cursor. Hold down the left mouse button and drag the Hotmouse Cursor to the left to increase PiP
image size, or to the right to reduce PiP image size.
Note:
As soon as the Hotmouse Cursor moves to the left edge of the PiP image area, its appearance changes (horizontal arrows, channel number).
Scaling PiP images up
2
1
3
Hold left mouse button
4
2
1
3
4
Scaling PiP images down
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1
3
4
Hold left mouse button
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3
4
HOTMOUSE
Hotmouse Cursor IN WIN MODE
Hotmouse Cursor in Win MODE
Change active channel
Enable Hotmouse Cursor. Move the Hotmouse Cursor to the window of the channel you wish to activate
and press the left mouse button.
Note:
When the Hotmouse Cursor moves over a window, its appearance changes (arrows, channel number).
To close the Hotmouse Cursor, left double click or use hotkey + M in Win mode.
Example: Switch from channel 2 to channel 3
3
1
3
1
3
1
3
2
2
4
Channel 2 is active
2
4
Channel 3 is selected.
4
Channel 3 is active.
Resizing of windows
Activate Hotmouse Cursor. Move the Hotmouse Cursor to the window area, hold down the left mouse
button and drag the window to the desired size.
Note:
As soon as the Hotmouse Cursor moves over a window, its appearance changes
(arrows pointing vertically or horizontally).
Example: Resizing windows
3
1
2
3
1
4
Channel 2 is needs to be
resized.
2
3
1
4
The edge of channel 2 is
selected for vertical resizing.
2
2
4
Channel 2 is resized.
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Hotmouse Cursor IN WIN MODE
Hotmouse Cursor in Win MODE (continued)
Repositioning windows
Enable Hotmouse Cursor. Move the Hotmouse Cursor to the window that you wish to move and press the left
mouse button.
Note:
When the Hotmouse Cursor moves over a window, its appearance changes (arrows pointing up,
down, left and right.).
Example: Repositioning the windows
3
3
1
1
3
2
2
4
4
Channel 2 is active and the
hotmouse is activated
Channel 2 is moved to a new
location on the screen..
Move the hotmouse cursor to the top right corner of the signal window, and the following buttons will appear:
O = Open OSD hotmouse context menu
S = Swap signal windows. After this is selected, the other window is clicked.
R = Toggle aspect ratio locking for current window
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Hotmouse Menu - ACTIVATING / OPERATING
Hotmouse Menu - ACTIVATING
Activate Hotmouse Cursor and press the right mouse button to open the Hotmouse Menu. The Hotmouse
Menu can also be opened via touch screen: tap the screen twice, and leave your finger pressed on the touch
screen after the second tap (tap – hold, like a double click without lifting the finger on the second click), until the
Hotmous Menu opens.
By clicking outside the Hotmouse Menu, you can open the Hotmouse Cursor to enlarge and reposition PiPs
(only in PiP mode), switch channels and modify Win Mode.
After you are finished using the Hotmouse Cursor, the Hotmouse Menu will reopen. Menu appearance varies
depending on display mode (Full / Quad / PiP / Win). This menu allows you to carry out switching operations
and change display mode settings.
Hotmouse Menu - OPERATING
The Hotmouse Menu allows you to carry out switching operations and to enter PiP settings by mouse click
(left mouse button).
Click Help on the Hotmouse Menu for information on the individual symbols.
.
Hotmouse Menu in PiP-mode
Click with the left mouse button on
the arrow symbols to either increase
or decrease the values in question.
Clicking on the outer arrow symbols
sets the minimum or maximum
value.
After having completed the settings,
click on CLOSE to close the
Hotmouse Menu window and exit
the Hotmouse Function.
Click on HELP to open the HOTMOUSE HELP
window.
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HOTMOUSE
Hotmouse Menu - MODES
Hotmouse Menu - MODES
The individual modes can be set as follows:
Hotmouse Menu - QUAD MODE
Use the mouse to navigate to a channel in the Hotmouse Menu and click the left mouse button to activate it.
You can also switch to a different mode with the left mouse button.
Hotmouse Menu in Quad mode
1
2
3
4
Quad mode
Hotmouse Menu - FULLSCREEN MODE
Use the mouse to navigate to a channel in the Hotmouse Menu and click the left mouse button to activate it.
You can also switch to a different mode with the left mouse button.
2
Hotmouse Menu in Fullscreen mode
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Hotmouse Menu - MODES
Hotmouse Menu – MODES (continued)
Hotmouse Menu – PIP MODE
Use the mouse to navigate to a channel in the Hotmouse Menu and click the left mouse button to activate it.
Change position and size of PiP images, and PiP zoom.
Change PiP mode (triple / triple gap / single fixed / single direct / single scan) and scan time.
Triple gap: PiP images are displayed with a gap in place of
the active channel.
1
2
3
4
Triple no gap: PiP images are displayed without a gap.
1
2
3
4
Triple tile: The size of the main image and the PiP images is
optimized so that
the main image
and the PiP images are shown as
large as possible
without overlapping.
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HOTMOUSE
Hotmouse Menu - MODES
Hotmouse Menu – PIP MODE (continued)
Single fixed: One selected PiP image is permanently displayed.
Single direct: Press the front panel buttons 1, 2, 3, or 4
to directly select the PiP channel you want.
2
Single scan: Cycles through the PiP
images at a set interval.
Hotmouse Menu – Win Mode
Use the section „Mode„ in the hotmouse menu in WIN
mode to save the position of your channel windows.
Four different configuration sets can be saved under
win1, win2, win3 or win4.
1. Enter Win Mode
2. Position and/or resize your channel windows as desired.
3. Activate the hotmouse menu.
4. Select one of the win slots
5. Click „Save„ at the bottom of the hotmouse menu
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SERVICE
SERVICE INFORMATION
Maintenance and Repair
V-Switch quad XP does not contain any user-serviceable parts. Please report any malfunction or deviation from
the functionality described in this manual during operation to HETEC’s Technical Support Department.
If we cannot solve your problem by phone and find that the fault is due to the unit, we will repair your unit free
of charge during our warranty period. Please pack the device carefully, if possible in its original packaging, and
send it to:
HETEC Datensysteme GmbH
Landsberger Straße 65
82110 Germering
Germany
Technical Support
If you cannot identify the cause of a problem, please contact HETEC, Technical Support.
To contact our technical support:
E-Mail
[email protected]
Telephone
+49 (0)89 - 89 43 67 - 0
Mondays through Fridays
08:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CET)
01:00 PM to 05:00 PM (CET)
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ANNEX
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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FCC DECLARATION
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
AND
INDUSTRY CANADA
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENTS
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency energy, and if not installed and used properly,
that is, in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference to radio communication. It has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A computing device in accordance with
the specifications in Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC rules, which are designed to provide reasonable protection
against such interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference, in which case the user at his
own expense will be required to take whatever measures may be necessary to correct the interference. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emission from digital apparatus set out
in the Radio Interference Regulation of Industry Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux
appareils numériques de la classe A prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique publié par
Industrie Canada.
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KEYBOARD COMMANDS
V-Switch quad XP supports two types of hotkey: „multiple keys” and „double click”.
By default, V-Switch quad XP is set to „multiple keys”.
Use the OSD menu to choose the hotkey type and keys (see page 19 ).
Multiple keys:
Press multiple keys plus command key.
COMMAND
The following hotkeys are available for selection:
= Hotkey
HK
Shift
Alt
HOTKEY
HK
Ctrl
and Command Key
together
Win
By Default:
=
Ctrl
+
Further examples:
= HK
Ctrl
+ Win
HK
=
Ctrl
+
=
HK
Alt
Alt
+
Alt
Shift
Double click key: Double click one key (=hotkey) and immediately press the command key within 2 seconds.
COMMAND = Hotkey As double click hotkey you can choose one of the following keys:
Shift
Ctrl
Examples:
HK
Alt
and
Command Key
in sequence
Scroll
HOTKEY =
HK
HK
=
Scroll
Ctrl
Scroll
Ctrl
Note:
In command mode (hotkey is activated) LED flashing on the keyboard.
In double click hotkey mode, pressing an invalid key leaves the command mode.
While OSD is open hotkey =
86
Ctrl
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KEYBOARD COMMANDS
Selecting display mode
+
HK
Q
Quad mode
HK
+
F
Fullscreen mode
HK
+
P
PiP mode
HK
+
W
Win mode
Selecting active channel in Fullscreen / Quad / PiP / Win mode
Computer 1
HK
+
1
HK
+
2
HK
+
3
Computer 3
HK
+
4
Computer 4
Computer 2
You can also use hotkey and the arrow keys to switch the active channel. In Quad and Win mode, you can
select the channel on the right using the 1, 2, 3, or 4 keys on the numeric keypad.Switch the active channel with
hotkey and the arrow keys. In PiP mode, the active channel automatically is displayed as full image.
Open USB device switch menu
HK
+
F1
HK
+
F2
Open USB device/port 1 switch menu
Open USB device/port 2 switch menu
Open
USB device/port 3 switch menu
+
HK
F3
HK
+
F4
Open USB device/port 4 switch menu
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KEYBOARD COMMANDS
Other commands
HK
+
O
Open OSD
HK
+
U
Directly open OSD USB Device 1-4
HK
+
V
Safe output mode
HK
+
I
HK
+
Directly open OSD PiP menu (In the background display mode switches to
PiP as long as menu is open)
M
HK
+
Open/Close the Hotmouse
+/-
Adjust volume menu
Hotkeys for Win mode
HK
+
S
Save current win mode to eeprom.
HK
+
R
Restore current win mode from eeprom and loose all changes.
HK
+
T
Toggle transparent status of current win mode.
HK
+
Z
Undo up to ten previous actions.
HK
+
Y
Redo up to ten previous actions
HK
+
W
88
+
1,2,3,4
Select Win mode
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DEVICE CONFIGURATION PROGRAM
Installation of Device Configuration Program (CONFDEV)
The Device Configuration Program allows you to remotely operate the OSD of V-Switch quad XP on an
external Windows computer via serial connection.
To install the device configuration software CONFDEV, you need
• A Windows computer with a free USB or RS 232 COM-port
• Your V-Switch quad XP
• The installation CD containing the confdevEn.exe program
• The enclosed „serial cable” (RJ45-DB9 adaptor + RJ45 CAT5 cable)
USB or COM
ports
Rear Panel
Use the serial cable to connect the COM port of the Windows computer with the serial port of your
V-Switch quad XP.
Insert the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive and start the confdevEn.exe program.
The Device Configuration Program (CONFDEV) window opens:
Click to open the OSD (device configuration) remotely.
Click to change settings (Eg. COM port)
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DEVICE CONFIGURATION PROGRAM
Settings
Click the „device configuration” button
to open the SETTINGS window. It allows you to set the font size for
the OSD window, log parameters, and the COM port V-Switch quad XP is connected to.
Remote OSD operation
Click the green arrow
to open the On Screen Display (OSD) of V-Switch quad XP remotely on your
external Windows computer.
Now, the main OSD menu is open and ready for navigation.
Navigation
Use arrow keys on the keyboard of your
remote Windows computer to navigate to the
desired line in the OSD menu and confirm by
pressing ENTER.
Use the ESC key to return to the previous
menu.
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DEVICE CONFIGURATION PROGRAM - UPLOADING A BACKGROUND IMAGE
UPLOADING A BACKGROUND IMAGE
A background image can be uploaded to the V-Switch quad XP and will be displayed behind windows when
in Win Mode. To upload an image to the V-Switch quad XP , use the ConfDev menu DEVICE > LOAD
BACKGROUND IMAGE.
IMPORTANT: Only 256 color bitmaps are supported for background images. The file used should have a
maximum size of 2 MB. The maximum resolution will be that of the monitor connected.
If an image of another format needs to be used, it must first be converted into a bitmap. There are free tools
available like Gimp or Paint.NET to do this conversion. MS paint available in Windows also supports this
conversion. Due to the limited color count in the bitmap format, the quality of the image may be reduced.
For downloading a compression algorithm is used. If the image cannot be compressed well, the download can
take up to 30 minutes.
A 256 color bitmap is uploaded
from the user PC to V-Switch
quad XP using the ConfDev
utility.
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DEVICE CONFIGURATION PROGRAM - STORING AND LOADING A CONFIGURATION
STORING A CONFIGURATION
ConfDev can also be used to store device configurations to a file on your PC. Open the ConfDev menu
DEVICE > STORE CONFIGURATION. The Save As dialog will appear and you can save the configuration to
the desired location.
LOADING A CONFIGURATION
ConfDev can be used to load device configurations from a file on your PC. Open the ConfDev menu DEVICE
> LOAD CONFIGURATION. The Open dialog will appear from which you can select the configuration file to be
loaded.
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Firmware Update
Update firmware of V-Switch quad XP
To execute a firmware update, you need:
•
a computer with serial or USB port
•
the enclosed „serial cable” (RJ45-DB9 adaptor + RJ45 CAT5 cable) or a USB cable (USB-A/USB-B)
•
the current executable firmware file
1a. Use the serial cable to connect the COM port of your computer to the RS232 port on V-Switch quad XP.
OR
1b. Use the USB cable to connect the USB port of your computer to the USB port on V-Switch quad XP.
Note:
The virtual com port USB driver can be downloaded from the Future Technology Devices
International Ltd. website at www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm
COM
or USB
Rear Panel
2. Start the executable firmware file.
3. Set the desired COM port
4. Press „Update”.
LEDs 1-4 on the front panel of V-Switch quad XP
flash (blue) during the update.
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Firmware Update (continued)
Update firmware of V-Switch quad XP (continued)
Additionally, the upgrade process is indicated by an OSD window on your remote computer. After successful update, V-Switch quad XP restarts without changing configuration.
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SERIAL CABLE
For serial remote control, V-Switch quad XP requires a special adaptor to connect a CAT5 cable to the serial
RJ45 port at the rear panel of V-Switch quad XP.
This adaptor is connected to your external serial control device (e.g. computer). To the adaptor any CAT5 cable
can be connected. The CAT5 cable again is connected to the RJ45 port of V-Switch quad XP.
The adaptor (plus a standard CAT5 cable (in green)) always is delivered with V-Switch quad XP.
Serial cable = HETEC adaptor + standard CAT5 cable
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ANNEX
DCP-XML REMOTE CONTROL
DCP-XML permits remote control of V-Switch quad XP by a computer or other devices using the RS-232 serial
port of V-Switch quad XP. To connect to this port, use the „serial cable” (HETEC RJ45-DB9 adaptor + standard
RJ45 CAT5 cable).
DCP is an XML-based protocol. (Device Control Protocol). Using DCP, all important settings of V-Switch quad
XP can be queried and changed.
A general description of XML can be found at http://www.w3.org/XML/
The XML scheme for DCP can be found on the enclosed CD, under the name „dcp.xsd”.
For a detailed description on how to use DCP-XML with V-Switch quad XP please see the „DCP-XML Manual”
on CD supplied with V-Switch quad XP.
DCP Modes
DCP has two modes of operation:
1. Control
This mode is intended for direct control of a V-Switch quad XP, for example using a computer.
2. Synchronize
This mode is used to synchronize multiple, linked devices.
In Synchronize mode, V-Switch quad XP sends all settings changes as DCP messages.
Thus, a chain of linked V-Switch quad XP can be controlled synchroneously.
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SUPPORTED TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER
V-Switch quad XP supports USB touch screens having built in one of the following controllers:
Tyco ELO Touch System:
- AccuTouch Five-Wire Resistive Touch Technology
includes models 1215L, 1229L, 1515L, 1522L, 1528L Medical, 1529L, 1537L, 1715L, 1729L, 1739L, 1915L,
1928L, 1928L Medical, 1939L, 2020L
- IntelliTouch Surface Wave Touch Technology
elo 2701 Controller Series (IntelliTouch, SecureTouch)
- CarrollTouch Infrared Touch Technology
(not supported: Acoustic Pulse Recognition (APR))
TSharc:
TSharc Octopus Controller
widely used, including in touch screens manufactured by 3M, Microtouch, TrollTouch, The Bergquist Company
XanQ:
USB-R5W-HT580-R by XanQ Technology Corporation
used in the HETEC CompactConsole HE-TFT-RM17 rack console
3M MicroTouch:
- MicroTouch™ EX II (new release delivered since 2009 with support of HID)
- MicroTouch™ DST, only restrict: (first calibrate it at computer, then same procedure but while connected at VSwitch quad XP; only left mouse key support, right mouse key has no function). E.g. integrated at display NEC
Multeos 32” und 40“ LCD with touch option.
ET&T Technology:
ETouch IR™ infra red touch screen, aluminium frame, 26” up to 65”
eGalaxy eMPIA Technology Inc. (EETI):
S5000UEGG; 4/5-Wire Resistive Touch Technology; USB;
Note:
If your USB touch screen does not feature one of the controllers listed above or does not work with
a digitizer touch screen interface, please contact HETEC Datensysteme GmbH technical support to
determine compatibility.
Note:
New multitouch screen systems are compatible with the newly defined digitizer touch screen
interface. Generally these can be used.
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SUPPORTED VIDEO INPUT
VIDEO INPUT (Display Video Formats)
Mode
Resolution
CGA
640x350
CGA
640x400
EGA
720x400
EGA
720x400
VGA
640x480
VGA
640x480
VGA
640x480
VGA
640x480
SVGA
800x600
SVGA
800x600
SVGA
800x600
SVGA
800x600
SVGA
800x600
XGA
1024x768
XGA
1024x768
XGA
1024x768
XGA
1024x768
XGA
1024x768
XGA/B
1152x864
SUN
1152x900
HDTVp
1280x720
HDTVp
1280x720
WXGA
1280x768
UWXGA
1280x960
UWXGA
1280x960
SXGA
1280x1024
SXGA
1280x1024
SXGA
1280x1024
SXGA
1280x1024
SXGA
1280x1024
WXGA
1360x768
SXGA+
1400x1050
SXGA+
1400x1050
SGI
1600x1024
UXGA
1600x1200
UXGA
1600x1200
UXGAr
1600x1200
UXGAr
1600x1200
WSXGA
1680x1050
HDTVp
1920x1080
HDTVp
1920x1080
HDTVp
1920x1080
WUXGAr
1920x1200
WUXGAr
1920x1200
Sync
polarity
H/V
+/-
-/+
+/+
-/+
-/-
-/-
-/-
-/-
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
-/+
-/-
-/-
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
-/+
+/+
+/+
g
+/+
g
+/+
+/+
+/+
-/+
-/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
-/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
+/+
Refresh rate
Set in
analog digital* EDID
Hz
Hz
85
85
85
85
70
70
x
85
85
60
22 - 60
x
72
72
x
75
75
x
85
85
x
56
22 - 56
x
60
60
x
72
72
x
75
75
x
85
85 - 180
x
50
22- 50
60
60
x
70
70
x
75
75
x
85
85
x
75
75
x
66
66
50
22 - 50
60
60
60
60
60
60
85
85
50
50
60
60
x
72
72
75
75
x
85
85
x
60
22 - 60
50
22 - 50
60
60
60
60
50
50
60
60
x
50
50
60
60
60
60
---
22 - 24
50
50
60
60
x
50
22 - 50
60
60
x
VESA / CEA
Standard
DMT
DMT
CVT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
CVT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
DMT
CVT
CEA-861-E
CEA-861-E
DMT
DMT
DMT
CVT
DMT
CVT
DMT
DMT
DMT
CVT
DMT
CVT
CVT
DMT
CVT
CVT
DMT
CEA-861-E
CEA-861-E
CEA-861-E
CVT
DMT
Note:
* digital: all video formats up to 162 MHz pixel clock following DMT, CVT or GTF standard timings
are supported. Within this range ANY digital resolution is supported.
Analog input may not be detected correctly. See page 47 EDID/DDC.
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SUPPORTED VIDEO OUTPUT
VIDEO OUTPUT (Display Video Formats)
The table lists all video formats supported by V-Switch quad XP at the output port.
Mode
Horizontal
Vertical
Hz
VGA
VGA
VGA
SVGA
SVGA
SVGA
XGA
XGA
XGA
XGA
XGA
SXGA
SXGA
SXGA
SXGA+
SXGA+
UXGA
UXGA
UXGAr
UXGAr
XGA/B
UWXGA
UWXGA
SUN
WXGA
WXGA
WSXGA
WUXGAr
WUXGAr
WUXGAr
HDTVp
HDTVp
HDTVp
HDTVp
640
640
640
800
800
800
1024
1024
1024
1024
1024
1280
1280
1280
1400
1400
1600
1600
1600
1600
1152
1280
1280
1152
1280
1366
1680
1920
1920
1920
1280
1920
1920
1920
480
480
480
600
600
600
768
768
768
768
768
1024
1024
1024
1050
1050
1200
1200
1200
1200
864
960
960
900
768
768
1050
1200
1200
1200
720
1080
1080
1080
60
75
85
60
75
85
50
60
70
75
85
50
60
75
50
60
50
60
50
60
75
60
85
66
60
60
60
40
50
60
50
24
50
60
Note:
When set to auto (by default) V-Switch quad XP reads the EDID of the monitor connected and
automatically supports its resolution.
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CASCADING
CASCADING multiple V-Switch quad XP units - more than 4 video sources on a single display
V-Switch quad XP can be cascaded in order to display more than 4 video sources simultaneously on a single
display.
In this master-slave-system, any V-Switch quad XP can be used as master or slave. It is the same hardware.
One V-Switch quad XP is used as master unit. The console that has a keyboard, mouse and display or
touchscreen is connected to the output of the master unit. A slave V-Switch quad XP can be connected to each
input of the master unit. In this way, each quadrant on the display can be split in four more quadrants.
Example: In a setup with one master and four slave V-Switch quad XP a total of 16 video sources can be
displayed simultaneously on a single console.
All display modes:
Display modes (Fullscreen, Quad, PiP, Win) of slaves and master can individually be set, combined, and
switched, e.g. the master unit could be set to Quad mode, while the first slave is set to PiP, the second slave to
Fullscreen, the third slave to Quad and the fourth slave to Win mode. Any combination is possible.
Keyboard and mouse operation:
Keyboard and mouse can be activated on any of the up to 16 computers connected to operate these.
Hotkeys for switching:
Use hotkeys to quickly activate any of the e.g. 16 channels or to switch the display mode of any of the V-Switch
quad XP units in the master-slave-system.
Different levels (master or slave) require different types of hotkeys.
For example, keep the hotkey default setting
HK11 =
Ctrl
+
Alt
for all slave V-Switch quad XP.
Just change the hotkey setting for the master V-Switch quad XP to e.g. HK22 = Ctrl
+
Win
See page 65 on how to change hotkeys.
Example:
In a cascaded V-Switch quad XP setup with one master, 4 slaves, and 16 computers connected you can
activate keyboard and mouse of computer 16 by pressing the following hotkey combination:
HK2 + 4 (to activate the channel 4 on the master level), then HK1 + 4 (to activate the channel 4 on the slave
V-Switch quad XP connected to port 4 of the master)
Example:
To change a display mode of e.g. the slave V-Switch quad XP connected to port 4 of the master V-Switch quad
XP press the following hotkey combination:
HK2 + 4 (to activate the channel 4 on the master level), then HK1 + P to switch from default Quad mode to PiP
mode in this quadrant. The result is a screen split in four equal quadrants. All quadrants are split again in four
equal quadrants (Quad mode), just the quadrant in the lower right corner (channel 4) is showing its four sources
in PiP mode.
Note:
Use a programmable keyboard for comfortable switching of cascaded V-Switch quad XP. Behind
a single key you can program a combination of hotkeys. By pressing a single key you can activate
keyboard and mouse of one of e.g. 16 computers connected or the switch display mode of the
master or any of the four slave V-Switch quad XP.
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BOX CONTENTS
Please use the list below to verify that all parts have been delivered.
The following components are included:
1 V-Switch quad XP
1 19” rack mount kit
1 CD with operation manual and configuration software (ConfDev)
1 power cable
1 cable set HW-KON-DVI-VGA:
1 adapter DVI-I/VGA for console
1 short PS/2 keyboard mouse/USB adaptor
2 cable set HW-CPU-VGA:
1 video cable DVI/VGA, length 2.0 m
1 Y-cable PS/2 for mouse and keyboard, length 2.0 m
1 USB cable plug A - plug B, length 2.0 m
2 cable set HW-CPU-DVI:
1 video cable DVI/DVI, length 2.0 m
1 Y-cable PS/2 for mouse and keyboard, length 2.0 m
1 USB cable plug A - plug B, length 2.0 m
1 serial adaptor with green CAT5 cable.
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