Manual
PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT
8X8 HDMI Router
User Manual
Made in Taiwan
rev.1008
103 Quality Circle, Suite 210 | Huntsville, Alabama 35806 | Tel: (256) 726-9222 | Fax: (256) 726-9268 | Email: [email protected]
Safety and Notice
The PESA PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT 8X8 HDMI Router has been tested for conformance to
safety regulations and requirements, and has been certified for international use. However, like all
electronic equipments, the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT should be used with care. Please read and follow
the safety instructions to protect yourself from possible injury and to minimize the risk of damage to
the unit.
z Follow all instructions and warnings marked on this unit.
z Do not attempt to service this unit yourself, except where explained in this manual.
z Provide proper ventilation and air circulation and do not use near water.
z Keep objects that might damage the device and assure that the placement of this unit is on a
stable surface.
z Use only the power adapter and power cords and connection cables designed for this unit.
z Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners to clean this unit. Always unplug the power to the device
before cleaning.
Warranty Information
PESA Switching Systems, Inc., (PESA) warrants this equipment against defective workmanship or materials
for a period of one (1) year from date of shipment. The sole warranty responsibility of PESA, shall be to
replace or repair product proved to be defective. During the warranty period, defective parts will be replaced
at no charge. Labor to repair or replace defective parts covered under the warranty will be performed at no
charge at PESA. This warranty covers only products manufactured by PESA, and the components used in
their manufacture. The warranty on assembled products sold by PESA., but manufactured by others shall be
that of the original manufacturer. This warranty does not include shipping damage or damage caused by
abuse, neglect, tampering by unauthorized personnel, damage inadvertently caused by the user, preventative
maintenance, or any equipment or part thereof whose serial number has been removed or defaced. Neither
the seller nor the manufacturer shall be liable for any injury, loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising
out of the inability to use the product. Before using, user shall determine the suitability of the product for the
intended use, and user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith. This warranty is
effective only at the PESA factory in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. If possible, retain the original packing
material for use in the unlikely event that your equipment must be returned to the PESA factory. When
shipping your equipment, the shipping charges must be prepaid. The repaired unit will be returned to you,
freight prepaid. This warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other warranties, whether expressed or implied,
including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
INTRODUCTION
The PESA PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT 8X8 HDMI Router provides the most flexible and cost effective
solution in the market to route high definition video sources plus multi-channel (up to 7.1-channel) digital
audio from any of the eight HDMI source devices to the remote displays at the same time. Through low cost
Cat-5/5e/6 cables, not only high quality video and audio can be transmitted to the display sites, but also users
can switch among eight HDMI sources using the push button on the receiver or remote control. With single
power design at the source site, each remote module is easily installed without power supply. Furthermore,
the built-in IR extension allows users to control the HDMI source devices such as the Blu-ray Disc player or
satellite receiver at display site.
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Features
z HDMI founder Silicon Image chipsets embedded for superior compatibility and reliability
z HDMI 1.3c compliant
z HDCP compliant
z Allows any source to be displayed on multiple displays at the same time
z Allows any HDMI display to view any HDMI source at any time
z Supports 7.1 channel digital audio
z Purely unaltered uncompressed 7.1ch digital HDMI transmission
z Minimizes the cable skew by adjustable 8-level equalization control at receiver units
z Supports default HDMI EDID and learns the EDID of displays
z The router unit can switch every output channel to any HDMI input by push button control, IR
remote control, USB or RS-232 serial control
z Able to control the local HDMI sources by IR extender passing through the IR commands
z Able to control the router through control line at remote receiver sites
z Extends video signal up to 115 feet (35m) over CAT5e at 1080p and likely longer with better
HDMI source device, better grade HDMI display, and better quality solid CAT6 cable
z Easy installation with rack-mounting and wall-mounting designs for router and receiver units
respectively
z Fast response time – 2~5 seconds for channel switch
The length depends on the characteristics and quality of the cables. Higher resolutions and
longer transmission distances require low skew cables (<25ns/100m) for best performance.
Unshielded CAT6 with metal RJ45 connectors is recommended
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Specifications & Package Contents
Model Name
Technical
Role of usage
HDMI compliance
HDCP compliance
Video bandwidth
Video support
Audio support
HDMI over UTP
transmission (24-bit)
HDMI equalization
Input TMDS signal
Input DDC signal
ESD protection
PCB stack-up
Input
Output
HDMI Input selection
HDMI source control
IR remote control
HDMI connector
RJ45 connector
RS-232 connector
USB connector3
3.5mm connector
DIP switch
Rotary control
Mechanical
Housing
Dimensions Model
L x W x H Package
Model
Weight
Package
Fixedness
Power supply
Power consumption
Operation temperature
Storage temperature
Relative humidity
Package Contents
PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT
8x8 router / matrix / transmitter [TX]
Receiver [RX]
HDMI 1.3c
Yes
Single-link 225MHz (6.75Gbps)
480i / 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p60 24/30/36-bit color
Surround sound (up to 7.1ch) or stereo digital audio
Full HD 1080p: 35m CAT5e / 50m CAT6
HD 720p/1080i: 50m CAT5e / 60m CAT6
N/A
8-level digital rotary control
1.2 Volts (peak-to-peak)
5 Volts (peak-to-peak, TTL)
Human body − ±19kV air-gap discharge & ±12kV contact discharge
Core chipset − ±8kV
4-layer board (impedance control − differential 100Ω; single 50Ω)
8x HDMI + 1x RS-232 + 1x USB +
2x RJ-45
1x 3.5mm for IR receiver
1x 3.5mm for IR receiver
16x RJ-45 (HDMI & control signal) +
1x HDMI
9x 3.5mm for IR blaster
Push button / IR / RS-232 / USB
Push button / IR remote control
Controllable via IR pass-through from IR receiver at RX to IR blaster at TX
Electro-optical characteristics: τ = 25° / Carrier frequency: 36-40kHz
Type A (19-pin female)
WE/SS 8P8C with 2 LED
DE-9 [9-pin D-sub female]
Standard type-B [square shape]
Earphone jack for IR blaster and receiver
[SW1~SW8] 2-pin for EDID & audio settings
[SW Main] 4-pin for operation & firmware update
None
EQ for signal equalization
Metal enclosure
1’5”x11”x1.7” / 440x290x44mm
3.3”x3.5”x1” / 85x90x25mm
11”x1’10”x1’5” / 280x550x420mm
8.4 lbs / 3825g
6.3 oz / 180g
15.6 lbs / 7.1kg
1RU rack mounting
Wall mounting
AC Power 100-240V
Not necessarily required1
60 Watts (max)
1.5 Watts (max) provided by router
32-104°F / 0-40°C
-4-140°F / -20-60°C
20-90% RH (no condensation)
1x PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT
(router unit & 8 receiver units
1x IR blaster cable
9x IR receiver cable
1x IR remote control
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2x 1RU rack mounting ear
16x Wall mounting screw
1x UL AC C13 power cord
1x Installation CD
1x User manual
PANEL DESCRIPTION
Router unit
Front Panel
3
OUTPUT PORT
INPUT CHANNEL
Ext. IR
8X8 DVI Router
PRO-8X8-DVI
IR SENSOR
1
5
4
2
1. Power on/off control switch
2. 3.5mm IR socket for plugging in the external IR receiver
3. LED indicators for output port and input channel mapping display
4. Front panel push buttons for selecting desired input channel and output port
5. IR sensor to receive IR command signals
Rear Panel
13
INPUT 1
1
INPUT 3
RS-232
INPUT 2
2
3
4
5
6
7
A/V
SIGNAL
SW 3
INPUT 4
8
INPUT 5
A/V
SIGNAL
SW 4
6
7 8 9
2
IR PASS-THROUGH
3
4
100-250V
50-60Hz
INPUT 6
INPUT 8
SW 8
SW 6
CHANNEL
CONTROL
1
INPUT 7
SW 7
SW 5
CHANNEL
CONTROL
OUTPUT PORT
5
6
IR PASS-THROUGH
7
8
IR Main SW Main
USB
11 12 14
10
6. RS-232 port for serial channel control via PC
7. 2-pin DIP switch (SW 1 to SW 8) for audio & EDID settings (see DIP SWITCH section)
8. 3.5mm sockets (IR PASS-THROUGH 1 to IR PASS-THROUGH 8) for individual HDMI
source control via IR blaster cable
9. HDMI inputs connected to each source device via a HDMI cable
10. RJ45 outputs connected to each receiver unit via dual CAT5/6 cables
11. 3.5mm socket (IR Main) for HDMI source control on all eight inputs via a IR blaster cable and
is the default socket for installation
12. 4-pin DIP switch (SW Main) for operation & firmware update (see DIP SWITCH section)
13. 100-240V AC Power to connect to C13 power cord
14. USB control port for serial channel control via PC
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Receiver unit
Input Panel
1
2
3
4
1. 3.5mm sockets (IR RECEIVER) receiving IR command signals via IR receiver cable
2. Spare +5V DC power jack for over 60m transmission when the RX may need external power to
work*.
3. Connect a CAT5/6 cable to the respective A/V SIGNAL RJ45 port on the router unit
4. Connect a CAT5/6 cable to the respective CHANNEL CONTROL RJ45 port on the router unit
Output Panel
5
6
8
7
5. Display the current showing HDMI source input
6. Push button for switching input source in sequential order
7. Adjust the 8-level equalization control to the received HDMI signals. The HDMI signal level
varies from 0 (strongest) to 7 (weakest) for respective transmission length from longest
possible range to short distance. Please adjust the signal level from 7 to 0 and stop turning the
rotary switch whenever the audio/video is playing normally. Inappropriate signal level setting
may cause overpowering issues that would shorten the product life significantly!
8. Connect to a HDTV with a HDMI cable.
The PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT has been tested extensively and found that the receiver units don’t
require external power supply. If in rare situation you find it cannot work with the router unit,
please use any +5VDC power supply unit to plug in the power jack and see if it can work. If not,
please contact our technical support for further service.
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DIP SWITCH
SW1 – SW8 for audio/video and EDID settings
DIP switch position
Video
Audio
Description
Off (½)
Up to
1080p
Surround1
Default Mode2 – Up to 1080p video & surround sound
audio output up to 7.1ch DTS-HD Mater & Dolby TrueHD
Off (½)
On (¾)
Up to
1080p
Stereo
Safe Mode3 – Make the system output at 1080p video and
stereo audio for basic compatibility
On (¾)
Off (½)
Bypass4
Bypass4
Pin no.1
Pin no.2
Off (½)
On (¾)
On (¾)
Bypass
Stereo
EDID Learning Mode5 – for learning EDID from the
display while playing any received HDMI audio format
EDID Learning & Stereo Mode5 – for learning EDID from
the display while enforcing stereo output if any HDTV
cannot play surround sound normally
Note
1. If the HDTV shows video but without audio, please try to set audio mode to stereo.
2. Factory default setting of SW1 - SW8 is pin no.1 at off (½) and pin no.2 at off (½) for
1080p with surround sound audio.
3. If you encounter any unsolved audio/video output problem during system installation,
please turn any SW1 - SW8 to pin no.1 at off (½) and pin no.2 at on (¾) for safe
mode to enforce up to 1080p and stereo output for system check. However, the safe
mode cannot be initiated if your HDMI source is set to enforce 1080p output. In this
case, please reconfigure your HDMI source to all resolution output for
troubleshooting.
4. Bypass means the 8X8 router will maintain playing the original format of HDMI
signals in video and perhaps audio. By setting at this mode, the users may encounter
compatibility issue among different kinds of HDMI sources and displays. If you
cannot get the audio and/or video output normally at the system installation, please
change the DIP switch setting to default mode or even safe mode to verify the
functionality of the device.
5. To learn the EDID of HDMI display for respective HDMI source devices, please see
the EDID LEARNING section in the next page for more detail information.
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SW Main for firmware update (for technical support only)
DIP Switch Position
Pin no.1
Pin no.2
Pin no.3
Pin no.4
Normal operation via RS-232 port6
Off (½)
Off (½)
Off (½)
Off (½)
Normal operation via USB port7
Off (½)
Off (½)
Off (½)
On (¾)
Block A – main
On (¾)
Off (½)
Off (½)
Off (½)
Block B – remote
On (¾)
Off (½)
On (¾)
Off (½)
Block C – HDMI
On (¾)
On (¾)
Off (½)
Off (½)
Firmware update8
Note
6. Factory default for SW Main is pin no.1 at off (½), pin no.2 at off (½), pin no.3 at off
(½), and pin no.4 at off (½). PLEASE MAINTAIN THIS SETTING AT ANYTIME
FOR REGULAR USE VIA RS-232 CONTROL!
7. Factory default for SW Main is pin no.1 at off (½), pin no.2 at off (½), pin no.3 at off
(½), and pin no.4 at on (¾). PLEASE MAINTAIN THIS SETTING AT ANYTIME
FOR REGULAR USE VIA USB CONTROL!
8. Sequence for firmware update
WARNING!
Firmware update only can be done via RS-232 port and connection to PC set at COM1
1. Turn off the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT. Execute the firmware update program on your PC via
COM1 port connection to the RS-232 port of the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT.
2. Set the pin no.1 of SW Main at on (¾) for firmware update mode.
3. Set pin no.2 and pin no.3 at respective positions to assign which Block to be updated.
4. Turn on the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT. The firmware update program should begin this update
sequence automatically. If not, please check the RS-232 connection status between PC and
PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT.
5. After the OK message shows up to indicate the firmware update sequence for designated
Block is complete, please turn off the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT.
6. Repeat step 3 ~ step6 if you want to update the firmware of the remaining Blocks.
7. Set the SW Main switch position to Normal Operation Mode.
8. Turn on the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT.
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IR EXTENDER
IR Sockets
IR Blaster
IR Receiver
Router unit
IR Main: The default location for IR blaster to transmit all IR command signals received from any
of the eight remote receivers to all of the HDMI sources.
IR PASS-THROUGH 1–8: IR blaster connected here can only transmit IR command signals from
the remote receivers that are setting at respective input channel from 1 to 8.
Receiver unit
IR RECEIVER: IR receiver connected here can receive all IR command signals from the IR remote
controls of PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT and all other HDMI source devices.
Pin definition
IR Blaster
IR Receiver
1=Power
2=IR signal [36-40KHz]
3=Grounding
1=IR signal [36-40KHz]
2=Grounding
12
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Supported IR Data Format
Data Format
Suitable
NEC
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SONY 20 BIT CODE
{
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RCA CODE
{
RCM CODE
{
MATSUSHITA CODE
{
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{
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{
JVC CODE
{
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{
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{
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{
MN6014-C6D6
{
MC14457P
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LC7464(AHEA)
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INSTALLATION
Router unit
1. Connect all sources to HDMI inputs on the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT.
2. Connect each CHANNEL CONTROL RJ45 output port on the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT to
respective CHANNEL CONTROL RJ45 input port on the remote receiver unit.
3. Connect each A/V SIGNAL RJ45 output port on the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT to respective A/V
SIGNAL RJ45 input port on the remote receiver unit.
4. Connect IR blaster to the IR MAIN jack of PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT and direct the IR blaster to
the built-in IR sensor of the sources.
5. Connect the UL AC C13 power cord to the power jack on the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT.
6. Turn on all HDMI sources.
7. Turn on the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT.
Receiver unit
1. Connect each HDMI output to HDMI displays
2. Connect each CHANNEL CONTROL RJ45 output port on the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT to
respective CHANNEL CONTROL RJ45 input port on the receiver unit.
3. Connect each A/V SIGNAL RJ45 output port on the PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT to respective A/V
SIGNAL RJ45 input port on the remote receiver unit.
4. Connect IR receiver and place the IR receiver at the appropriate position that can receive the IR
command signals sent from the users.
5. Dial the 8-level rotary control switch to adjust the HDMI signal level until the picture and
sound are clear. When adjusting the signal level on the receiver unit, please dial the rotary
control switch from 7 to 0 and stop turning the rotary switch whenever the audio/video is
playing normally. Inappropriate signal level setting may cause overpowering issues that would
shorten the product’s life significantly!
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CHANNEL CONTROL
SOURCE SIDE
Method A: Push Button
1. Press the buttons on OUTPUT PORT to select which port to be changed.
“«”: change selected output port in ascending order
“─“: change selected output port in descending order
2. Press the buttons on INPUT CHANNEL. The source will be sequentially changed. After few
seconds, the setting will be active.
Method B: IR Remote Control
a. Firstly please push one of the INPUT buttons to choose which HDMI input source you are
going to setup. After that, you can have multiple outputs playing the same content from the
selected INPUT 1 to INPUT 8 by pushing the corresponding OUTPUT buttons. The setting
will be effective in a couple of seconds.
INPUT & OUTPUT MAPPING
INPUT 1
HDMI input port 1
INPUT 2
HDMI input port 2
INPUT 3
HDMI input port 3
INPUT 4
HDMI input port 4
INPUT 5
HDMI input port 5
NPUT 6
HDMI input port 6
INPUT 7
HDMI input port 7
INPUT 8
HDMI input port 8
OUTPUT 1
HDMI output port 1
OUTPUT 2
HDMI output port 2
OUTPUT 3
HDMI output port 3
OUTPUT 4
HDMI output port 4
OUTPUT 5
HDMI output port 5
OUTPUT 6
HDMI output port 6
OUTPUT 7
HDMI output port 7
OUTPUT 8
HDMI output port 8
FUNCTION KEY
Function
FN + SOURCE SEL. 1
Escape System LOCK
FN + SOURCE SEL. 2
Enter System LOCK (most buttons, IR control, and RS-232 control
become inactive, except Escape System LOCK command )
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Method C: Software Control through RS-232 or USB
Software Control Panel
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1. Setting
Click on Get to read back device ID.
Click on Set to write device ID.
Click on Rename to open the String Table.
In the String Table, assign the captions for each input and output port for easy recognition.
For example:
Rename the Input1 to “Blu-ray player”, Input2 to “Sat. receiver,” input3 to “Game console,”
input4 to “AV receiver,” input5 to “HDMI camcorder,” … etc., and rename output1 to “Conf.
RM1,” output2 to “Conf. RM2,” output3 to “Lobby,” output4 to “Main projector,” … etc.
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Click on Save String Table to save the caption setting (turn effective after program restart)
Click on Set Default to pop up the confirmation message below to erase the captions and reset
the string table back to default setting. (turn effective after program restart)
2. Scan
Serial Port Scan:
Click on Scan, the machine will scan the all COM port and show them.
Select the RS232 serial port connected to the router unit.
And set device ID 255 is for all device.
Only the same device id or 255 can get the command you sent.
Click on OK. Get the new status from the router unit for the port you select.
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3. Linkage: Click on Linkage to read back all status.
4. Open/Close: Click on Open or Close to close or open COM port.
5. Mapping
Select All Output
Click on Select All Output”, and then select the source on main menu. You can quickly set
all output to the same source.
Unselect All Output:
Release output selection.
Select Input1~8-Output:
Select Input Source. Then select the output port icon.
For example:
Select input source 1. Then select output ports one and two. The video and audio will be sent
to ports one and two.
6. Fast Select
Click on Fast Select. Quick setting.
Input one > Output Port one
Input two > Output Port two
…..
Click on Fast Select pull down menu.
Select Input Num-Output Num
Input source #1 > Output port #1
Input source #2 > Output port #2
…..
Select Input* - All Output
Send the same source to all output.
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7. Output Port:
Pull down menu and select which source to be sent to this output port.
One by one setting
On main menu screen.
First select input source. Then select the output ports which you
want to send the video and audio from this source. When you
select the input source, the source will change to gray. When you
select the output port one by one, the selected output port will
change to gray.
The linking line will change to yellow.
Group setting
First select output ports one by one. Then select the input source.
The selected output ports change the setting at the same time.
Terminal Settings:
Baud rate:
9600
Data length: 8bit
Parity check:
No
Stop bit:
1
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Command Set:
COMMAND
ACTION
COMMAND
ACTION
ST
System Status
VR
Firmware Version
A1
Output A selects Input 1
E1
Output E selects Input 1
A2
Output A selects Input 2
E2
Output E selects Input 2
A3
Output A selects Input 3
E3
Output E selects Input 3
A4
Output A selects Input 4
E4
Output E selects Input 4
A5
Output A selects Input 5
E5
Output E selects Input 5
A6
Output A selects Input 6
E6
Output E selects Input 6
A7
Output A selects Input 7
E7
Output E selects Input 7
A8
Output A selects Input 8
E8
Output E selects Input 8
B1
Output B selects Input 1
F1
Output F selects Input 1
B2
Output B selects Input 2
F2
Output F selects Input 2
B3
Output B selects Input 3
F3
Output F selects Input 3
B4
Output B selects Input 4
F4
Output F selects Input 4
B5
Output B selects Input 5
F5
Output F selects Input 5
B6
Output B selects Input 6
F6
Output F selects Input 6
B7
Output B selects Input 7
F7
Output F selects Input 7
B8
Output B selects Input 8
F8
Output F selects Input 8
C1
Output C selects Input 1
G1
Output G selects Input 1
C2
Output C selects Input 2
G2
Output G selects Input 2
C3
Output C selects Input 3
G3
Output G selects Input 3
C4
Output C selects Input 4
G4
Output G selects Input 4
C5
Output C selects Input 5
G5
Output G selects Input 5
C6
Output C selects Input 6
G6
Output G selects Input 6
C7
Output C selects Input 7
G7
Output G selects Input 7
C8
Output C selects Input 8
G8
Output G selects Input 8
D1
Output D selects Input 1
H1
Output H selects Input 1
D2
Output D selects Input 2
H2
Output H selects Input 2
D3
Output D selects Input 3
H3
Output H selects Input 3
D4
Output D selects Input 4
H4
Output H selects Input 4
D5
Output D selects Input 5
H5
Output H selects Input 5
D6
Output D selects Input 6
H6
Output H selects Input 6
D7
Output D selects Input 7
H7
Output H selects Input 7
D8
Output D selects Input 8
H8
Output H selects Input 8
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DISPLAY SIDE
Method A: Push button for switching input channels
Press the INPUT SELECT push button to switch the input source on the respective output port
connected to the receiver units in sequential order. The selected input source will be displayed on
the seven segment display of INPUT CHANNEL.
Method B1: IR remote control for switching input channels
Please decide which input channel to be selected by pressing Source Selection 1 to Source
Selection 8. Or you can use left — and right « button to enter IR control mode and select
the input channel in ascending and descending order respectively. The setting will be effective
in a couple of seconds.
—
Switch input port in descending order*
«
Switch input port in ascending order*
«
SOURCE SEL. 1
Switch the display channel at the remote site to
input port 1
SOURCE SEL. 2
Switch the display channel at the remote site to
input port 2
SOURCE SEL. 3
Switch the display channel at the remote site to
input port 3
SOURCE SEL. 4
Switch the display channel at the remote site to
input port 4
SOURCE SEL. 5
Switch the display channel at the remote site to
input port 5
SOURCE SEL. 6
Switch the display channel at the remote site to
input port 6
SOURCE SEL. 7
Switch the display channel at the remote site to
input port 7
SOURCE SEL. 8
Switch the display channel at the remote site to
input port 8
Note
Right ( «
) button to switch input source in ascending order (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, ......)
Left ( — ) button to switch input source in descending order (1, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2, ......)
Method B2: IR remote control for controlling the HDMI sources
Users can use the corresponding IR remote to control the HDMI source.
DO NOT press any button more than once within 1 second on the receiver unit INPUT
SELECT and the IR remote control as both devices need about 1 second to communicate with
the router unit to validate the command you sent. Press multiple times within 1 second
segment could lead to unexpected lock-on failure.
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EDID LEARNING
The EDID learning function is only necessary whenever you encounter any display on the
HDMI output port that cannot play audio and video properly. Because the HDMI source devices
and displays may have various level of capability in playing audio and video, the general principle
is that the source device will output the lowest standards in audio format and video resolutions to be
commonly acceptable among all HDMI displays. In this case, a 720p stereo HDMI signal output
would be probably the safest choice. Nevertheless, the user can force the router to learn the EDID
of the lowest capable HDMI display among others to make sure all displays are capable to play the
HDMI signals normally by performing the procedures stated below.
SW1-SW8 pin 1 must be set “ON” for EDID Learning Mode
DIP Switch Position
Pin 1
Pin 2
Video
Audio
ON (¾)
Bypass
Bypass
OFF (½)
Description
Learning EDID from the receiver
Method 1: Manually connect displays to HDMI input ports
1. Turn on the router unit. Connect the HDMI display that its EDID needs to be learned to any of
the HDMI INPUT 1 – INPUT 8 port where your source device has trouble to show the picture
normally.
2. To learn the display’s EDID for source device connected to respective HDMI INPUT 1 –
INPUT 8 port, pull both pins of respective DIP switch SW 1 – SW 8 up-and-down then stay at
on-off (¾½) and wait for about 5 seconds to complete the EDID learning process. You DON’T
NEED to pull up the DIP switch again unless you want to learn another display’s EDID by
pulling both DIP switch pin no.1 and pin no.2 of SW 1 – SW 8 up-and-down one more time.
3. Repeat step 1 and step 2 if you want to learn the EDID of this HDMI display on any other
HDMI input ports that have same trouble playing the audio/video properly.
Method 2: Use the front panel of the router unit
Button
Function
Output Port
EDID will be read from display via the connected receiver unit from the
respective output port
Input Channel
The EDID will be sent to the input source connected to respective HDMI
input port
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One by One learning
1. Select the desired Output Port and Input Channel that you want the EDID of the
display connected to this specified output port can be learned for the specified input
channel.
2. Press the “+” button of the Output Port and “−” button of the Input Channel” at the
same time for 2 seconds.
3. Release these two buttons. The EDID will be read from the receiver unit connected to
the display and sent the Output Port then written to the chosen Input Channel.
4. If the operation is successful, the Input Channel will show “O” (OK). If the operation
is not successful, it will show “F” (failure).
One to All learning
1. Press the “«” button of the Output Port and the “«” button of the Input Channel”
at the same time for 2 seconds.
2. Release these two buttons. . The EDID will be read from the receiver unit connected
to the display and sent the Output Port then written to all eight Input Channels.
3. If the operation is successful, the Input Channels will show “O” (OK). If the operation
is not successful, it will show “F” (failure).
Method 3: Use IR remote control to the receiver units
Step1. Press FN key first
Step2. Wait until the LED on the receiver showing “U”
Step3. Then press the button
“1” Default A − 1080p & 7.1ch audio
“2” Default B − 1080p & stereo audio
“3” Default C − 720p & stereo audio
“4” Default D − DVI Mode
“5” Learning EDID from this display to the
selected input
Step4. If the procedure is successful, the LED of will show
“0”, otherwise it will be “F” to indicate failure
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IR DISCRETE CODES
Default Custom Code — IR2 Code: 00 FF
Function
0x17
—
POWER
0x02
«
0x0A
0x0C
SOURCE SEL. 1 SOURCE SEL. 2 SOURCE SEL 3 SOURCE SEL. 4
0x54
0x55
0x56
0x01
SOURCE SEL. 5 SOURCE SEL. 6 SOURCE SEL. 7 SOURCE SEL. 8
0x57
0x58
0x59
0x06
INPUT 1
0x18
INPUT 2
0x5B
INPUT 3
0x19
INPUT 4
0x07
INPUT 5
0x1B
INPUT 6
0x5A
INPUT 7
0x1A
INPUT 8
0x04
OUTPUT 1
0x0E
OUTPUT 2
0x0D
OUTPUT 3
0x12
OUTPUT 4
0x05
OUTPUT 5
0x1C
OUTPUT 6
0x1D
OUTPUT 7
0x1F
OUTPUT 8
0x1E
Custom Code — IR3 Code: 0x12 0x21
Custom Code: 0x12 0x21
Output 1
Output 2
Output 3
Output 4
Output 5
Output 6
Output 7
Output 8
Source 1
0xA1
0xB1
0xC1
0xD1
0xE1
0xF1
0x11
0x21
Source 2
0xA2
0xB2
0xC2
0xD2
0xE2
0xF2
0x12
0x22
Source 3
0xA3
0xB3
0xC3
0xD3
0xE3
0xF3
0x13
0x23
Source 4
0xA4
0xB4
0xC4
0xD4
0xE4
0xF4
0x14
0x24
Source 5
0xA5
0xB5
0xC5
0xD5
0xE5
0xF5
0x15
0x25
Source 6
0xA6
0xB6
0xC6
0xD6
0xE6
0xF6
0x16
0x26
Source 7
0xA7
0xB7
0xC7
0xD7
0xE7
0xF7
0x17
0x27
Source 8
0xA8
0xB8
0xC8
0xD8
0xE8
0xF8
0x18
0x28
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Custom Code — IR4 Code: 0x13 0x31
Custom Code: 0x13 0x31
Output 1
Output 2
Output 3
Output 4
Output 5
Output 6
Output 7
Output 8
Source 1
0xAE
0xBE
0xCE
0xDE
0xEE
0xFE
0x1E
0x2E
Source 2
0xAD
0xBD
0xCD
0xDD
0xED
0xFD
0x1D
0x2D
Source 3
0xAC
0xBC
0xCC
0xDC
0xEC
0xFC
0x1C
0x2C
Source 4
0xAB
0xBB
0xCB
0xDB
0xEB
0xFB
0x1B
0x2B
Source 5
0xAA
0xBA
0xCA
0xDA
0xEA
0xFA
0x1A
0x2A
Source 6
0xA9
0xB9
0xC9
0xD9
0xE9
0xF9
0x19
0x29
Source 7
0xA8
0xB8
0xC8
0xD8
0xE8
0xF8
0x18
0x28
Source 8
0xA7
0xB7
0xC7
0xD7
0xE7
0xF7
0x17
0x27
Note: Using terminal to set Custom Code
Example: Set custom code from 0x01 0xEE to 0x13 0x31
>>IR4
-------------- command (using RS-232 terminal command mode)
>>IR4
-------------- echo
Command
Custom Code
IR2
0x00 0xFF
IR3
0x12 0x21
IR4
0x13 0x31
For further information, please check the installation CD.
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NOTICE
1. USB or RS-232 control must be connected either one at a time. Connecting both types of cables
may cause command confusion.
2. When adjusting the signal level on the receiver unit, please dial the rotary control switch from 7
to 0 and stop turning the rotary switch whenever the audio/video is playing normally.
Inappropriate signal level setting may cause overpowering issues that would shorten the
product’s life significantly!
3. Do not press any button more than once within 1 second on the INPUT SELECT of receiver
units and the IR remote control as both devices need about 1 second to communicate with the
router unit and validate the command you sent. Press multiple times within 1 second segment
could lead to unexpected lock-on failure.
4. All HDMI over CAT5 transmission distances are measured using Belden 1583A CAT5e
125MHz UTP cable and ASTRODESIGN Video Signal Generator VG-859C.
5. The transmission length is largely affected by the type of Category cables, the type of HDMI
sources, and the type of HDMI display. The testing result shows solid UTP cables (usually in
the form of 300m bulk cables) can transmit a lot longer signals than stranded UTP cables
(usually in the form of fixed length patch cords). Shielded STP cables are better suited than
unshielded UTP cables. A solid UTP Cat-5e cable shows longer transmission range than
stranded STP Cat-6 cable. For long extension applications, solid UTP/STP cables are the only
viable choice.
6. EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) for category cables is recommended.
7. To reduce the interference among the unshielded twisted pairs of wires in category cable, use
double shielded STP cables to improve EMI problems, which is worse in long transmission.
8. Because the quality of the category cables has the major effect on how long the transmission
limit can achieve and how good is the received picture quality, the actual transmission range is
subject to one’s choice of Cat-5/5e/6 cables. For desired resolutions greater than 1080i or
1280x1024, a Cat-6 cable is recommended.
9. If your HDMI display has multiple HDMI inputs, it is found that the first HDMI input [HDMI
input 1] generally can produce better transmission performance among all HDMI inputs.
10. The PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT has been tested extensively and found that the receiver units don’t
require external power supply. If in rare situation you find it cannot work with the router unit,
please use any +5VDC power supply unit to plug in the power jack and see if it can work. If
not, please contact our technical support for further service
11. Additional IR remote controls and IR blaster cables can be purchased as optional accessories to
control the HDMI sources located separately.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
1. The quality of output video is not good enough, what can I do?
Please adjust the 8-level equalization on the receiver units. The HDMI signal level varies from
0 (strongest) to 7 (weakest) for respective transmission length from longest possible range to
short distance. It is recommended to switch from 7 to 0 to find the optimal visual experience.
2. Can I use any kind of LAN cable?
Please check the NOTICE section for more information about how to pick up a suitable cable.
3. Why the buttons on the front panel and remote control are all out of control?
It might be because of a function called System Lock which can prevent unnecessary misusage
after installation. Please refer to the CHANNEL CONTROL section to know how to unlock.
4. Can every TV work with the HDMI router?
Basically, the answer is YES. But if your TV can not support 1080p, please refer the EDID
LEARNING section to learn EDID from your TV.
5. What is EDID? Why do I need to learn EDID?
EDID contains the whole information of the display such as the resolution and audio setting
which this display can support. Therefore, based on the EDID information, media player will
pick up the most suitable resolution and audio setting to the display. In order to faithfully
transmit the EDID information from display to the media player, learning EDID from display to
this device is necessary.
6. What should I do to learn EDID for the router?
Due to the limitation of HDMI, the source device can only output one format of video and
audio. In other words, the source device cannot output 720p and 1080p video at the same time,
or output stereo and surround sound at the same time. Therefore, you may need to manually
setup the DIP switch for each HDMI input for desirable audio/video output format. The
mechanism of EDID Learning is to pick up the HDMI display with the lowest capability among
the ones you would use for this input source. For example, if user would like to play the Input-2
upon output-3, output-5 and output-8, and only output-5 cannot support 1080p (support up to
720p only), please learn the EDID from the display connected to the output-5 at the Input-2
port. Of course, if outpt-5 could get the HDMI signals from every HDMI input, please learn
EDID information from output5 to all eight HDMI inputs. For more information about EDID
Learning, please refer to EDID LEARNING section.
7. My TV can support 1080p, but why there is no audio?
The default setting of this device is 1080p and 7.1ch audio, so there would be a problem if the
TV cannot support 7.1ch audio. Please change the DIP switch of the chosen input from Default
Mode to Safe Mode.
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8. When I set an audio amplifier (AV receiver) between TV and the router to extract 7.1ch
audio, but why there is still no audio?
Basically, the default DIP switch setting of the chosen input can support 7.1ch audio, but the
problem is that the EDID of the amplifier still cannot match the default setting. Therefore, the
best method is to learn EDID from the amplifier directly. Please refer to EDID LEARNING
section and follow the steps to learn the EDID. When learning EDID from the amplifier, user
just needs to connect the router and amplifier. Please don’t connect HDMI cable between
amplifier and TV when the EDID learning is proceeding.
9. When I play the same content upon multi-displays, why only the TV with AV receiver can
have 7.1ch audio, while others don’t have surround sound audio even no stereo audio?
Due to the limitation of HDMI, the source only can choose one video and one audio format to
play, which can be either 1080p and 7.1ch or 1080p and stereo audio. It means when the user
sets the router at 1080p and 7.1ch, the source will only play the content under this format.
Therefore if the TV cannot decode 7.1ch audio, there is definitely no audio.
10. Is there an easier method that can allow this router to work properly?
Please refer to the third method of EDID learning to switch among different default EDID
profiles at the remote side. Through the switching from 1st to 5th default EDID profile, stay
with the one that can get the audio and video as you wish.
SW Position
Pin 1
Pin 2
ON
(¾)
ON
(¾)
Video
Bypass
Audio
Description
Stereo
EDID Learning & Stereo Mode – for learning
EDID from the display while enforcing stereo output
if any HDTV cannot play surround sound normally
11. I have tried every method above, why there is still no audio anyway?
It is because the media player cannot recognize the EDID of the display. Therefore please
adjust the DIP switch of this input to EDID Learning & Stereo Mode to have audio properly.
Performance Guide for HDMI over Category Cable Transmission
Performance rating
Wiring
Solid
Stranded
Shielding
Unshielded (UTP)
Shielded (STP)
Unshielded (UTP)
Shielded (STP)
Termination
Type of category cable
CAT5




CAT5e




CAT6




Please use EIA/TIA-568-B termination (T568B) at any time
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PIN DEFINITION
HDMI
Pin 1 » TMDS Data2+
Pin 8 » TMDS Data0 Shield
Pin 15 » SCL
Pin 2 » TMDS Data2 Shield
Pin 9 » TMDS Data0–
Pin 16 » SDA
Pin 3 » TMDS Data2–
Pin 10 » TMDS Clock+
Pin 17 » DDC/CEC Ground
Pin 4 » TMDS Data1+
Pin 11 » TMDS Clock Shield
Pin 18 » +5V Power
Pin 5 » TMDS Data1 Shield
Pin 12 » TMDS Clock–
Pin 19 » Hot Plug Detect
Pin 6 » TMDS Data1–
Pin 13 » CEC
Pin 7 » TMDS Data0+
Pin 14 » Reserved (N.C. on device)
CAT5 / RJ45
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PRO-8X8-HDMI-CAT
8X8 HDMI Router
PESA Switching Systems, Inc.
103 Quality Circle, Suite 210
Huntsville, Alabama 35806
Tel: +1 (256) 726-9222
Fax: +1 (256) 726-9268
Email: [email protected]
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