16x16 Cat 5 A/V Matrix Switch VM1616T User Manual

16x16 Cat 5 A/V Matrix Switch VM1616T User Manual
16x16 Cat 5 A/V Matrix Switch
VM1616T
User Manual
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VM1616T User Manual
FCC, CE Information
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION INTERFERENCE STATEMENT:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
CE Warning: This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate
measures.
RoHS
This product is RoHS compliant.
Safety
This product has been classified as Information Technology Equipment.
SJ/T 11364-2006
The following contains information that relates to China.
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User Information
Online Registration
Be sure to register your product at our online support center:
International
http://eservice.aten.com
Telephone Support
For telephone support, call this number:
International
886-2-8692-6959
China
86-10-5255-0110
Japan
81-3-5615-5811
Korea
82-2-467-6789
North America
1-888-999-ATEN ext 4988
United Kingdom
44-8-4481-58923
User Notice
All information, documentation, and specifications contained in this manual
are subject to change without prior notification by the manufacturer. The
manufacturer makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or
implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any
warranties as to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any of
the manufacturer's software described in this manual is sold or licensed as is.
Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and
not the manufacturer, its distributor, or its dealer), assumes the entire cost of all
necessary servicing, repair and any incidental or consequential damages
resulting from any defect in the software.
The manufacturer of this system is not responsible for any radio and/or TV
interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this device. It is the
responsibility of the user to correct such interference.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any damage incurred in the operation
of this system if the correct operational voltage setting was not selected prior
to operation. PLEASE VERIFY THAT THE VOLTAGE SETTING IS
CORRECT BEFORE USE.
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Package Contents
The VM1616T package consists of:
Š 1 VM1616T 16x16 Cat 5 A/V Matrix Switch
Š 1 Power Cord
Š 1 Rack Mount Kit
Š 3 Terminal Blocks
Š 1 User Instructions*
Check to make sure that all the components are present and that nothing got
damaged in shipping. If you encounter a problem, contact your dealer.
Read this manual thoroughly and follow the installation and operation
procedures carefully to prevent any damage to the unit, and/or any of the
devices connected to it.
* Features may have been added to the VM1616T since this manual was
published Please visit our website to download the most up-to-date version.
© Copyright 2010–2014 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Date: 2014-07-07
ATEN and the ATEN logo are registered trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
All other brand names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective owners.
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Contents
FCC, CE Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
RoHS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
SJ/T 11364-2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
User Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Online Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Telephone Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
User Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Package Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
About this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Product Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
1. Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Transmitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Receivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Local Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Source Device Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2. Hardware Setup
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Grounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Cable Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Installation Diagram A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installation Diagram B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3. Local Operation
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Front Panel Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Basic Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Menu Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Enter Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Profiles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Set IP Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Save and Reset / Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Set Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Serial Port Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Serial Port Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Adjust Video Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Adjust Audio Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Save / Load Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Security Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Password Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Switch Audio Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4. Remote Operation
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Logging In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Connections Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Configuring Connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Status Colors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Save / Load Connection Profiles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Operation Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Viewing Port Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Optimizing Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Adjust Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
IP Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Telnet Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Serial Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Port Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Firmware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
User Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Privileges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Telnet Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Configuration Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
1. H – Call up the command list for help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
2. GT – Set gateway address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
3. IM – Set IP subnet mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
4. IP – Set IP address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
5. LO – Load connections from profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
6. PW – Change password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
7. RI – Read what input is connected to nn output . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
8. RO – Read what output is connected to nn input . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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9. SB – Set serial port baud rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
10. SS – Switch input to specified output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
12. SV – Save the current connection to a profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
13. TI – Set timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
14. VR – Software version information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
5. RS-232 Commands
RS-232 Serial Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Configuring the Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Switch Port Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Possible Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Mute Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Save/Load Profile Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Adjust Video Quality Commands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Adjust Audio Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Verification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Appendix
Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
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About this Manual
This User Manual is provided to help you get the most from your VM1616T
system. It covers all aspects of installation, configuration and operation. An
overview of the information found in the manual is provided below.
Chapter 1, Introduction, introduces you to the VM1616T system. Its
purpose, features and benefits are presented, and its front and back panel
components are described.
Chapter 2, Hardware Setup, describes how to set up your VM1616T
installation. The necessary steps – including how to connect up to the VE300/
VE500 A/V Over Cat 5 Extender system – are provided.
Chapter 3, Local Operation, explains the fundamental concepts involved
in operating the VM1616T at the local site via the front panel LCD display and
pushbuttons.
Chapter 4, Remote Operation, provides a complete description of the
VM1616T's Browser Graphical User Interface (GUI), and how to use it to
remotely configure and operate the VM1616T.
Chapter 5, RS-232 Protocol Commands, provides a complete list of the
serial control protocol commands used when utilizing the RS-232 Serial Port
so that an extra source device can function further as transmitter and receiver.
An Appendix, provides specifications and other technical information
regarding the VM1616T.
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Conventions
This manual uses the following conventions:
Monospaced
Indicates text that you should key in.
[]
Indicates keys you should press. For example, [Enter] means to
press the Enter key. If keys need to be chorded, they appear
together in the same bracket with a plus sign between them:
[Ctrl+Alt].
1.
Numbered lists represent procedures with sequential steps.
♦
Bullet lists provide information, but do not involve sequential steps.
→
Indicates selecting the option (on a menu or dialog box, for
example), that comes next. For example, Start → Run means to
open the Start menu, and then select Run.
Indicates critical information.
Product Information
For information about all ATEN products and how they can help you connect
without limits, visit ATEN on the Web or contact an ATEN Authorized
Reseller. Visit ATEN on the Web for a list of locations and telephone numbers:
International
http://www.aten.com
North America
http://www.aten-usa.com
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Overview
The ATEN VanCryst VM1616T 16x16 Cat5 A/V Matrix Switch is a versatile
audio/video over Cat 5+ serial solution that offers an easy and affordable way
to route any of 16 audio/video sources to any of 16 displays plus one local
video output, in combination with an ATEN Video Extender system.
With sixteen Cat 5 A/V input ports, the VM1616T allows you to connect
sixteen source devices (via sixteen Video Extender transmitters) to sixteen
monitors, displays, or projectors (via sixteen Video Extender receivers) at the
same time. In addition to the sixteen Cat 5 connections, the unit is also enabled
with local audio/video outputs so that an extra monitor located in the same rack
as the VM1616T can function as a further receiver.
As a Matrix Switch, each input can be independently connected to any or all
outputs, and the audio and video inputs from each source device can also be
switched independently, giving you the ultimate in flexibility and control in
any multi-display audio/video installation.
While the A/V signal travels over Cat 5 cable, the VM1616T unit can be
controlled over a standard TCP/IP connection, and so it will seamlessly
integrate with your existing network infrastructure. It allows convenient
configuration and operation via an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI),
accessed via web browser, as well as locally via front panel pushbuttons and
LCD display. The VM1616T can also be accessed via a remote terminal
session using Telnet.
Furthermore, for complete system and install integration, serial control is
standard through the VM1616T’s built-in RS-232 and RS-485/422 ports that
allow the switch to be controlled through a high-end controller or PC. The
unit’s bi-directional RS-232 serial port also allows serial devices, such as
touchscreens and barcode scanners, to be included in the installation.
In combination with a compatible ATEN over Cat 5 Video Extender system,
the VM1616T can support distances of up to 300 meters at 1280 x 1024 video
resolution between the transmitter and receiver units. It supports higher
resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200 at shorter distances. The VM1616T is an ideal
solution for applications that require A/V + serial information from multiple
sources to be conveniently delivered to any of multiple destinations.
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Features
Š Connects any of 16 Cat 5 A/V inputs to any of 16 Cat 5 A/V outputs in
combination with ATEN Video Extenders, such as the VE300/VE500 A/V
Over Cat 5 Extender
Š Long signal range – supports up to 300 meters between Video Extender
transmitters and receivers
Š Easily switch between multiple sources and multiple displays
Š Identify and name input and output ports using a web-based GUI
Š Local Operation:
Š Front panel LCD display and pushbuttons
Š Serial controller
Š Remote Operation:
Š Browser Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Š Telnet
Š Supports additional local display – provides an extra output source
Š Superior video quality – up to 1920 x [email protected]z; DDC2B
Š Supports stereo and balanced audio
Š Automatic and adjustable video and audio quality
Š Independent switching of audio and video sources – any audio source can
be connected to any video source for output flexibility
Š Built-in RS-232 and RS-485/422 ports allow the switch to be controlled
through a high-end controller or PC; RS-232 for connecting serial devices,
such as touchscreens and barcode scanners
Š Supports transmitters and receivers on the same unit for high video and
audio quality
Š Upgradeable firmware
Š Rack Mountable
Note: The VM1616T AP and GUI operation instructions can be downloaded
from the ATEN website (www.aten.com).
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Requirements
The following equipment is required for a complete VM1616T installation:
Transmitters
Š 16 x ATEN Video Extender Transmitters (i.e., VE300T, VE500T)
Receivers
Š 16 x ATEN Video Extender Receivers (i.e., VE300R / VE300RQ,
VE500R / VE500RQ)
Note: For further information about the ATEN A/V Over Cat 5 Extender
systems, please visit the ATEN website or contact your ATEN
dealer.
Local Output
Š A VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, UXGA, WUXGA, or multisync display
device with an HDB-15 connector
Š Computer or A/V source device with VGA and stereo/balanced audio
output
Š Stereo and/or balanced audio speakers
Cables
Š Use VGA/Audio/RS-232 cables to connect the local computer (or other
audio/video source device) to the VM1616T
Š Use cat 5e cables to connect the Video Extender Transmitters and Video
Extender Receivers to the VM1616T
Note: Cables are not provided in the VM1616T package.
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Source Device Operating Systems
Supported operating systems are shown in the table, below:
OS
Windows
Linux
UNIX
Novell
Version
2000 and higher
RedHat
6.0 and higher
SuSE
8.2 and higher
Mandriva (Mandrake)
9.0 and higher
AIX
4.3 and higher
FreeBSD
3.51 and higher
Sun
Solaris 8 and higher
Netware
5.0 and higher
Mac
OS 9 and higher
DOS
6.2 and higher
Note: For Windows 7 64-bit systems, the following must be installed first:
1) Microsoft Office 64-bit Access Database software; and
2) Microsoft 64-bit ODBC and OLEDB driver.
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Components
Front View
3
1
4
2
No.
Component
Description
1
LCD Display
The LCD display shows the various options for
configuring and operating the VM1616T. For full
details, see Front Panel Operation, page 15.
2
LED
The LEDs indicate the active selection for the MENU
and PROFILE options.
3
Front Panel
Pushbuttons
Use the pushbuttons to navigate the LCD display to
configure and operate the VM1616T.
Š MENU – Press to invoke the Main Screen/Menu
Š PROFILE – Press to cycle through the profiles
Š ESC – Press to cancel the current selection
Š ENTER – Press to confirm the current selection
For full details, see Front Panel Operation, page 15.
Note: The MENU and PROFILE front panel
pushbuttons have built-in LEDs that light to indicate
they have been selected.
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IN / OUT Dials/
Pushbuttons
The IN / OUT dials/pushbuttons are used to select
options and navigate within the LCD display.
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Description
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Power Socket
This is a standard 3-pin AC power socket. The power
cord from an AC source plugs in here.
2
Power Switch
This is a standard rocker switch that powers the unit
on and off.
3
Grounding Terminal
The grounding wire attaches here. See Grounding,
page 9, for further details.
4
Local Stereo Audio
Out Port
This port is for the local stereo audio speakers.
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Local Balanced Audio
Out Ports
These ports are for the local balanced audio speakers.
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RS-485 / RS-422
Serial Port
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RS-232 Serial Port
(Female)
These serial ports, comprising of one 5-pole captive
screw connector (RS-485 / RS-422) and one DB 9
(RS-232), are for serial control of the VM1616T.
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Local Video Out Port
This VGA port is for connecting your local display.
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RS-232 Serial Port
(Male)
RS-232 serial devices – such as touchscreens and
barcode scanners – plug into this port.
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Ethernet Port
In order to access the VM1616T’s Browser Graphical
User Interface (GUI), the VM1616T must be
connected to your network. The cable that connects
the VM1616T to your LAN/WAN plugs in here. See
Cable Connection, page 11, for further details
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Cat 5 In Ports
Use Cat 5e/6 cable to connect these ports to up to 16
Video Extender transmitters (i.e., VE300T/VE500T).
See Cable Connection, page 11, for further details.
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Cat 5 Out Ports
Use Cat 5e/6 cable to connect these ports to up to 16
Video Extender receivers (ie., VE300R/VE300RQ /
VE500R/VE500RQ). See Cable Connection, page 11,
for further details.
Chapter 2
Hardware Setup
1. Important safety information regarding the placement of this
device is provided on page 55. Please review it before
proceeding.
2. Make sure that the power to all devices connected to the
installation are turned off. You must unplug the power cords of
any computers that have the Keyboard Power On function.
Rack Mounting
The VM1616T can be mounted in a 19” (1U) system rack. For the most
convenient front panel pushbutton configuration and operation at the local site,
mount the unit at the front of the rack, as follows:
1. Use the M3 x 8 Phillips head hex screws supplied with the Rack Mount
Kit to screw the rack mounting brackets onto the front of the unit.
Philips head hex
M3x8
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2. Position the unit in the front of the rack and align the holes in the mounting
brackets with the holes in the rack.
3. Screw the mounting brackets to the rack.
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Grounding
To prevent damage to your installation, it is important that all devices are
properly grounded.
1. Use a grounding wire to ground the VM1616T by connecting one end of
the wire to the grounding terminal, and the other end of the wire to a
suitable grounded object.
2. Make sure that all devices in your VM1616T installation, including
transmitters and receivers, are properly grounded.
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3. For increased grounding protection, use STP (shielded twisted pair) cable
to connect the Local and Remote Units. There are two methods that can be
used:
a) In addition to the eight paired wires, STP cable also contains a
grounding wire. Solder this wire to the RJ-45 connector as shown in the
diagram below:
b) The second method is to use the STP cable shielding for grounding. In
this case, make sure that the shielding makes tight contact with the top
inside of the RJ-45 connector as shown in the diagram below:
In either case, make sure that the sides of the RJ-45 connector make tight
contact with the grounding contacts on the sides of the RJ-45 socket as
shown in the diagram below:
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Cable Connection
A complete VM1616T installation requires additional transmitter and receiver
units that are not included in the VM1616T package. This section uses
compatible models, VE500T Transmitter and the VE500R / VE500RQ
Receiver, for illustrations. The VE300 system can also be used if RS-232 serial
and balanced audio functions are not required. See Requirements, page 3, for
details.
Installation of the VM1616T is simply a matter of connecting the appropriate
cables. Refer to the installation diagrams on the following pages (the numbers
in the diagrams correspond to the steps, below), and do the following:
1. Plug the local display’s VGA cable into the VM1616T’s Video Out port.
2. Plug the local stereo/balanced audio speakers into the appropriate Audio
Out ports.
3. If you are using the serial control function, use an appropriate serial cable
to connect the computer or serial controller to the VM1616T’s female RS232 port or the RS-485 / RS-422 captive screw connector.
4. If you are using a serial device at the local site, connect it to the
VM1616T’s male RS-232 port.
5. Plug a Cat 5e cable from the LAN into the VM1616T’s Ethernet input
port.
6. Use a grounding wire to ground the unit by connecting one end of the wire
to the grounding terminal, and the other end of the wire to a suitable
grounded object.
Note: Do not omit this step. Proper grounding helps to prevent damage to
the unit from surges or static electricity.
7. Connect up to 16 audio/video sources to up to 16 Transmitter units.
8. Using Cat 5e cable, connect the Transmitter’s Remote I/O ports to the RJ45 Cat 5 Input ports on the VM1616T.
9. Connect up to 16 display devices and speakers to up to 16 Receiver units.
10. Using Cat 5e cable, connect the Receiver’s Remote I/O ports to the RJ-45
Cat 5 Output ports on the VM1616T.
Note: See the User Guide of the Video Extender you are using for further
installation details.
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11. Plug the power cord supplied with the package into the VM1616T’s 3prong AC socket, and then into an AC power source.
12. Power on the VM1616T and all devices in the installation.
Installation Diagram A
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Installation Diagram B
Audio/Video Source x 16
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Local Operation
Overview
The VM1616T can be configured and operated locally via the front panel
pushbuttons, or remotely over a standard TCP/IP connection via a Browser
graphical user interface (GUI). Local front panel operation is discussed in this
chapter. Over-IP (and Telnet) operation is discussed in Chapter 4, Remote
Operation.
Note: 1. The VM1616T can also be controlled locally via a serial controller.
2. See RS-232 Serial Interface, page 47, for RS-232 serial commands.
Front Panel Operation
The VM1616T features front panel pushbuttons and an LCD display panel for
convenient configuration and operation at the local site. This allows you to
perform operations such as selecting which source displays on which display,
configuring the IP port and serial port, adjusting audio and video levels, and
setting security information.
Basic Navigation
The VM1616T’s front panel display operation is intuitive and convenient.
Please note the following operation conventions:
Š Use the MENU pushbutton to cycle through the Main Screen options.
Š Use the PROFILE pushbutton to cycle through the profiles (input and
output connection).
Š Use the ESC pushbutton to go back a level, return to the Main screen, or
exit.
Š Use the ENTER pushbutton to select options and confirm operations.
Š Use the In / Out dials to cycle forwards or backwards through numbered
options.
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Menu Organization
Use the Menu pushbutton to cycle through the main menu options, starting
from the Password page, in the order show in the table, below:
Menu Page
Sub-Menu Page(s)
Password
Main Screen
Set IP Port
Profile
Cycle through profiles and change the
connection between an input source and
output port
Select Video IN
Select which input source displays on each
output port.
IP Address
Save and Reset / Exit
Subnet Mask
Gateway
Set Serial Port
Default IP Settings
Yes / No
Serial Port Address
Save / Exit
Baud Rate
Serial Port Mode
RS-232, RS-422 / RS-485
Default Serial Setting
Yes / No
Adjust Video Level
Optimize Video Output
Port
All / Local / 1–16
Adjust Audio Level
Output Audio Port
All / Local / 1–16
Audio Level
Stored Values / 0–15
Save to a Profile
0–31
Save / Load Profile
Local / Compensation
Call a Saved Profile
Security Mode
Switch Audio Only
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Local / Gain
Password Required
Yes / No
Change Password
Old / New
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Enter Password
If the VM1616T has been configured to require a password for local operation
(see Security Mode, page 28], when the password screen is accessed, the cursor
flashes on the first digit. Enter a 4-digit password to continue to the Main
Screen.
Note: If you are accessing the VM1616T for the first time, the default
password is 1234.
Enter Password:
0
0
0
0
Incorrect Password
To enter a password, do the following:
1. Use the front panel Out dial and turn it clockwise (right) or
counterclockwise (left) to move the cursor.
2. Use the front panel In dial to cycle through the numbers. Turn it clockwise
(ascending from 0, 1, 2 .... 9) or counterclockwise (descending from 0, 9, 8
....1).
3. Press and Release Out/In/Enter pushbuttons to confirm the password and
continue to the Main Screen.
Note: 1. If you enter an incorrect password, re-enter the correct password
over the incorrect string.
2. If Password Required (see Security Mode, page 28) is enabled,
the timeout is 5 minutes.
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Main Screen
The Main Screen displays Output Ports 1–8 in sequential order across the top.
Whichever source is displaying on each output port is shown directly beneath.
From the Main Screen, you can set/create input-output connections that route
all signals from a selected input port to a selected output port. You can also
press the Menu pushbutton to continue cycling through the menu options; or
press the ESC pushbutton to exit the display.
Profiles
From the Main screen; pressing the PROFILE pushbutton switches between
the connection profiles added to the Profile Selection list (see Profile, page 40).
If a connection profile is in use, it is shown from the main page on the lower
right corner of the LCD display.
OUTPUT
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
INPUT
01 02 05 05 01 01 03 04
OUTPUT
INPUT
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Video In Selection
To select which input source displays on each output port, do the following:
1. Use the Out dial and turn it clockwise (right) or counterclockwise (left) to
select an input port.
OUTPUT
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
INPUT
02 02 05 05 01 01 03 04
2. When the cursor is on your selected input port, use the In dial and turn it
clockwise (ascending from 1, 2 .... 16, NA) or counterclockwise
(descending from 1, NA, 16 .... 2) to cycle through the available input
sources.
Options are Ports 1–16 and NA (none).
3. Press In/Out/Enter to confirm your selection. The audio, video, and RS232 signals from the selected input port are now tied to the selected output
port.
4. Repeat steps 1–3 for all required ports.
Note: 1. This operation ties all three signals (audio, video, serial) from a
selected input to a selected output.
2. If you did not make any changes, press ESC pushbutton to return
to the Main Screen.
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Set IP Port
To configure the VM1616T’s IP port settings, select Set IP Port from the menu
options.
Note: When configuring the menu options, the Menu LED turns on. Press and
release the Menu or ESC pushbutton to return to the Main Screen. The
Menu LED turns off.
Set IP Port
Set Serial Port
The sub-menu provides four options: IP Address; Subnet Mask; Gateway; and
Default IP Settings; as follows:
IP Address
To set the VM1616T’s IP address, do the following:
1. Select IP Address from the Set IP Port submenu. The cursor flashes on the
first number. Use the Out dial and turn it clockwise (right) or
counterclockwise (left) to move the cursor:
IP Address: 192.168.0.60
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
2. Use the In dial and turn it clockwise (ascending from 0, 1, 2 .... 9) or
counterclockwise (descending from 0, 9, 8 .... 1) to select each number.
3. Press In/Out/Enter to confirm your selection.
Note: The default IP address is 192.168.0.60.
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Subnet Mask
To set the VM1616T’s Subnet Mask, do the following:
1. Select Subnet Mask from the Set IP Port submenu. The cursor flashes on
the first number. Use the Out dial and turn it clockwise (right) or
counterclockwise (left) to move the cursor:
IP Address: 192.168.0.60
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
2. Use the In dial and turn it clockwise (ascending from 0, 1, 2 .... 9) or
counterclockwise (descending from 0, 9, 8 .... 1) to select each number.
3. Press In/Out/Enter to confirm your selection.
Note: The default Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0.
Gateway
To set the VM1616T’s Gateway, do the following:
1. Select Gateway from the Set IP Port submenu. The cursor flashes on the
first number. Use the Out dial and turn it clockwise (right) or
counterclockwise (left) to move the cursor:
Gateway:
192.168.0.1
Default IP Setting: No
2. Use the In dial and turn it clockwise (ascending from 0, 1, 2 .... 9) or
counterclockwise (descending from 0, 9, 8 .... 1) to select each number.
3. Press In/Out/Enter to confirm your selection.
Note: The default Gateway address is 192.168.0.1.
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Default IP Settings
To use / not use the VM1616T’s Default IP Settings, do the following:
1. Select Default IP Settings from the Set IP Port submenu. The cursor
flashes on the entry:
Gateway:
192.168.0.1
Default IP Setting: No
2. Use the In/Out dials and turn them clockwise/counterclockwise to select
Yes or No, and press In/Out/Enter to confirm.
Save and Reset / Exit
After each operation, you can either:
Š Save and Reset the Device to save all changes and restart the
VM1616T;
Š Exit without Save to ignore changes and return to the Menu; or
Š Press Menu or ESC to return to the Menu without changing previous
values.
The same policy applies to the succeeding sections.
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Set Serial Port
To configure the VM1616T’s serial settings, select Set Serial Port from the
Menu.
Set IP Port
Set Serial Port
The submenu provides four options: Serial Port Address; Baud Rate; Serial
Port Mode; and Default Serial Settings, as follows:
Serial Port Address
To set the VM1616T’s serial port address, do the following:
1. Select Serial Port Address from the Set Serial Port submenu. The cursor
flashes on the entry:
Serial Port Address:
Baud Rate:
0
19200
2. Use the In dial and turn it clockwise (ascending from 0, 1, 2 .... 15) or
counterclockwise (descending from 0, 15, 14.... 1) to select a number.
3. Press In/Out/Enter to confirm your selection.
Note: The default serial port address is 0.
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Baud Rate
To set the VM1616T’s baud rate, do the following:
1. Select Baud Rate from the Set Serial Port submenu. The cursor flashes on
the entry:
Serial Port Address:
Baud Rate:
0
19200
2. Use the In dial and turn it clockwise (ascending) or counterclockwise
(descending) to select a number. Baud rate options are 9600, 19200,
38400, and 115200.
3. Press In/Out/Enter to confirm your selection.
Note: The default baud rate is 19200.
Serial Port Mode
The VM1616T supports RS-232, and RS-422/RS-485. To set the VM1616T’s
serial port , do the following:
1. Select Serial Port Mode from the Set Serial Port submenu. The cursor
flashes on the entry:
Serial Port Mode: RS232
Defaul Serial Setting: No
2. Use the In dial and turn it clockwise or counterclockwise to cycle through
the options.
Mode options are Bypass, RS-232 and RS-422/RS-485.
3. Press In/Out/Enter to confirm your selection.
Note: The default mode is RS-232.
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Default Serial Settings
To use / not use the VM1616T’s Default Serial Settings, do the following:
1. Select Default Serial Settings from the Set IP Port submenu. The cursor
flashes on the entry.
2. Use the In/Out dials and turn them clockwise/counterclockwise to select
Yes or No, and press In/Out/Enter to confirm.
Adjust Video Level
Video Gain and Video Compensation can be adjusted for all displays at once,
or for each display individually. To adjust video, do the following:
1. Use the Menu button to access the Adjust Video Level page.
Adjust Video Level
Adjust Audio Level
2. With the cursor flashing at Adjust Video Level, press In/Out/Enter to go to
the Optimize Video Output Port page to select the display port(s).
Optimize Video Output Port:
All
3. Use the In dial and turn it clockwise (ascending from ALL, L, 1.... 16,
ALL) or counterclockwise (descending from ALL, 16.... 1, L, ALL) to
select the display port(s). This is set to ALL by default.
You are able to select all ports in the installation (ALL), just the local port
(L), or any of the 16 ports individually (1–16). Press In/Out/Enter to
confirm your selection. If you selected L, proceed to the next step.
4. Select Local Video Output Gain or Local Video Output Compensation,
then cycle through the options to adjust values for the local port.
Local Video Output Gain: 31
Local Video Output Compensation:
31
Options are Stored, Auto, or 0–31. This is set to Stored by default. See
page 27 for storing values.
Note: If either Gain or Compensation is set to Auto, the other will also set
to Auto automatically.
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Adjust Audio Level
The audio level (volume) can be adjusted for all sources at once, or for each
source individually. To adjust audio, do the following:
1. Use the Menu button to access the Adjust Audio Level page.
Adjust Video Level
Adjust Audio Level
2. With the cursor flashing at Adjust Audio Level, press In/Out/Enter to go to
the Output Audio Port to select the source port(s).
Output Audio Port:
Audio Level:
All
10
3. Use the In dial and turn it clockwise (ascending from ALL, L, 1.... 16,
ALL) or counterclockwise (descending from ALL, 16.... 1, L, ALL) to
select the source port(s). This is set to ALL by default.
You are able to select all ports in the installation (ALL), just the local port
(L), or any of the 16 ports individually (1–16).
Press In/Out/Enter to confirm your selection.
4. Select Audio Level to set the volume of the audio output. Use the In dial
and turn it clockwise (ascending from Stored, 0, 1.... 15) or
counterclockwise (descending from Stored, 15.... 1, 0) to select a volume
level.
Options are Stored or 0–15. See page 27 for storing values.
Press In/Out/Enter to confirm your selection.
Note: 1. The default audio level is 10 (0dB).
2. Audio level L/R: 00 (mute); 01 (-25dB); 15 (+6dB).
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Save / Load Profile
The VM1616T allows you to store up to 32 (numbered 0–31) connection
profiles that can be configured and recalled later. The stored profiles can be
viewed using the browser GUI. See Profile, page 40 for more information.
To use the unit’s front panel pushbuttons to save/recall profiles, do the
following:
1. Use the Menu button to access the Save / Load Profile page.
Save / Load Profile
Security Mode
2. With the cursor flashing at Save / Load Profiles press In/Out/Enter to go to
the Profiles page where you can save or load connection configurations.
Use the Out dial and turn it clockwise/counterclockwise to select Save to a
Profile No. or Call a saved Profile No. from the submenu.
Save a Profile No.
0
Call a Saved Profile No.
0
3. To save the current connection configuration, bring the cursor to Save to a
Profile No. submenu. Use the In dial and turn it clockwise (ascending from
0, 1, 2 .... 31) or counterclockwise (descending from 0, 31, 30.... 1) to
select and assign a profile to this number. Press In/Out/Enter to save.
4. To load a Saved Profile, bring the cursor to Call a saved Profile No.
submenu. Use the In dial and turn it clockwise (ascending from 0, 1, 2 ....
31) or counterclockwise (descending from 0, 31, 30.... 1) to select the
profile you want to load. Press In/Out/Enter to save.
Note: The default profile number for the Save / Load Profile page is 0.
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Security Mode
The Security Mode page allows you to configure the VM1616T’s passwordrelated settings.
Password Settings
To configure the VM1616T’s password settings, do the following:
1. Use the Menu button to access the Security Mode page.
Save / Load Profile
Security Mode
2. To set the VM1616T to require a password for local operation, select
Password Required, and use the Out dial and turn it clockwise/
counterclockwise to select Yes or No.
Password Required:
Yes
Change Password
3. To change the password, use the In dial and turn it clockwise (ascending
from 0, 1, 2 .... 9) or counterclockwise (descending from 0, 9, 8.... 1) to
select the numbers.
Old Password:
1 2 3 4
New Password:
0 0 0 0
4. Enter the old password (see Enter Password, page 17). Then, press In/Out/
Enter to move the cursor down to New Password, and enter the new
password in the same way.
5. Press and release In/Out/Enter to confirm the password and continue to the
Main menu.
Note: 1. If you enter an incorrect password, re-enter the correct password
over the incorrect string.
2. If Password Required (see Security Mode, page 28) is enabled,
the timeout is 5 minutes.
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Switch Audio Only
The Switch Audio Only page lets you switch HDMI signals to one input port.
1. Use the Out dial and turn it clockwise (right) or counterclockwise (left) to
select an input port.
OUTPUT
A 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
INPUT
A 02 02 05 05 01 01 03 04
2. When the cursor is on your selected input port, use the In dial and turn it
clockwise (ascending from 1, 2 .... 16, NA) or counterclockwise
(descending from 1, NA, 16 .... 2) to cycle through the available input
sources.
Options are Ports 1–16 and NA (none).
3. Press In/Out/Enter to confirm your selection. The HDMI signals from the
selected input port are now tied to the selected output port.
4. Repeat steps 1–3 for all required ports.
Note: If you did not make any changes, press ESC pushbutton to return to
the Main Screen.
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Remote Operation
Overview
The VM1616T 16x16 Cat5 A/V Matrix Switch can be configured and
controlled over a standard TCP/IP connection via its own browser Graphical
User Interface (GUI). Because the VM1616T can be accessed from anywhere
on the LAN, WAN, or Internet, remote operators can log in via any Web
browser, from any location. Security is ensured by password protection and
user configurable timeout. The VM1616T supports various operational
privileges for remote users, and up to 32 users can log into the GUI at one time.
For full details, see the sections that follow.
Note: The VM1616T can also be accessed via a remote terminal session using
Telnet. See Telnet Operation, page 44, for details.
Logging In
To access the browser GUI, type the VM1616T’s IP address into the address
bar of any browser. The welcome screen appears:
Š The VM1616T’s default IP address is http://192.168.0.60. See IP Setup,
page 37, for further information.
Š The default username is administrator and default password is password.
See Password, page 43, for further information.
Note: The VM1616T login supports lower case letters only.
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Connections Page
The VM1616T’s GUI main page is the Connections page. This displays all
active connections for control and configuration:
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Toolbar
Icon
Description
Connections
This page displays the VM1616T’s active
connections and enables you to control them.
Setup
This page enables you to configure the
VM1616T’s IP settings, and name ports.
Firmware
The page enables you to upgrade the
VM1616T’s firmware.
Profile
The page enables you to edit the user profiles.
User Management
This page enables you to configure user
permissions, including passwords.
Logout
This icon ends the session and closes the
Web interface.
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Configuring Connections
To configure a connection, do the following:
1. Select the radio button at the corresponding input/output intersection of
the port(s) you want to configure.
Note: Multiple connections can be changed simultaneously; simply select
all the connections you want to configure.
2. Make changes according to the sections that follow.
3. Click the Submit button. The display reloads with the new status changes.
Or, click the Clear button to revert to the stored configurations.
Status Colors
Active connections display in one of three colors to indicate their status, as
follows:
Š Gray – Audio + Video
Š Blue – Video only
Š Green – Audio only
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Save / Load Connection Profiles
The VM1616T allows you to store up to 32 (numbered 00–31) differently
configured connection profiles that can be saved and recalled later by either
connection method (both locally via the unit’s front panel pushbuttons and over
IP via the GUI).
Š Use the Save button to save the current connection profile.
Š Use the drop-down list to select a saved connection profile and then click
the Load button to switch to that profile.
Note: 1. Profile 00 is the default.
2. The latest connection status automatically loads when the
VM1616T is reset.
Operation Type
Use these radio buttons to select your operation parameters. There are three
options: You can switch audio + video at the same time (for all or any ports),
or you can switch either separately (for all or any ports).
Viewing Port Information
The input ports can be sorted by port name or port number. Use the drop-down
menu to select.
Presets use the same set of port names. Different ports can have the same port
name(s).
Output ports can select Null port to indicate there is no input source.
Move your cursor over the Output Port number to see the port name displayed
(only the first 5 characters are displayed). See Port Name, page 38, for further
information.
RS-232 mode will display on the output name when your cursor moves over it.
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Optimizing Video
For the display attached to the Local port, gain and compensation can be
selected for optimization using these buttons. For all other ports, the VM1616T
will adjust video levels to achieve the highest quality for all connected
monitors.
1. Use the drop-down menu to select a port for optimization.
Options are Local (L), All, or Ports 1–16.
2. Select Gain / Compensation (Local port only)
3. Click Optimize.
Adjust Audio
To adjust the audio, do the following:
1. Use the drop-down menu to select a port for audio adjustment.
Options are Local (L), All, or Ports 1–16.
Use the drop-down menu to select the volume level.
2. Click Adjust.
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Setup
Click the Setup icon to configure the VM1616T’s IP and serial settings, and to
name all the ports in your installation.
IP Setup
The Web Setup settings enable you to configure the VM1616T’s Web interface
connection. Changes take a few seconds and automatically redirect you to the
IP address specified.
Enter values and then click Save or Clear. Click Default Setting to use the
following defaults:
Š IP Address – 192.168.0.60
Š Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
Š Default Gateway – 192.168.0.1
Š Website Timeout – 5 minutes
Note: This option controls how long an inactive Web connection stays
logged in to the VM1616T. Any changes will take effect
immediately.
Telnet Configuration
Enable the checkbox if you want the VM1616T to receive commands on Port
23 for telnet use. See Telnet Operation, page 44, for further details.
Note: The VM1616T must be power cycled for a change in the Telnet
configuration block to take effect.
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Serial Setup
The Serial Setup settings enable you to configure the VM1616T’s serial
connection. Use the drop-down menus to select values and then click Save or
Clear. Click Default Setting to use the following defaults:
Š Serial Port Address – 0
Š Baud Rate – 19200
Š Serial Port Mode – RS-232
Note: Mode options are RS-232 and RS-422/RS-485.
Port Name
The Port Name page enables Administrators and Super Users to change the
display name of the input and output ports.
To change the display name, enter a value and click Save. Click Clear to revert
to the previous stored named.
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Firmware
Click the Firmware icon to view information about the VM1616T’s firmware
version and to upgrade. This is an Administrator function only
To upgrade the VM1616T’s firmware, do the following:
1. Use the Browse button to locate the firmware upgrade file.
2. Click Upgrade Firmware to start the upgrade.
Note: Check the box to enable the utility to compare the VM1616T’s
current firmware version with that of the upgrade files. If it finds that
the VM1616T’s firmware version is the same or higher than the
selected upgrade version, it brings up a dialog box informing you of
the situation and gives you the option to Continue or Cancel.
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Profile
The VM1616T stores up to 32 connection profiles, numbered 00–31, that can
be recalled through the Profile page or via the front panel pushbuttons.
Click the Profile icon to view the saved profiles, as well as add and delete
profiles. You can also assign descriptive names to the profiles.
Selection
The table shows the port number, profile number assigned to the port and the
name assigned to the profile.
You can add a profile by selecting the numbered port (00–31) and clicking
Add. The added profile appears in the Profile List.
To delete a profile, check the corresponding profile under the Select column
(you can choose more than one) and click Delete.
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Name
You can assign a descriptive name to a Profile, using sixteen characters (i.e., az, 0-9, -, _). Simply type the name in the provided field and click Save. Click
Clear to use the default profile name.
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User Management
Click the User Management icon to add, edit, or remove user information, and
to change the password for accessing the VM1616T’s GUI.
Note: This is an Administrator only function.
Operations are as follows:
Š Add User – Click Add to add another user to the list. The VM1616T
supports up to 32 users at one time.
Š Edit User – Select user and click Edit to change information. This option
allows an Administrator to set/reset the selected user’s password, add a
description of the user, and to set the user’s privileges. See below for full
details.
Š Delete User – Select user and click Delete to remove all user information.
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Password
Use the Edit User function to change the user’s password for accessing the
VM1616T’s GUI.
This password is also used for the Telnet interface (see Telnet Configuration,
page 37). Passwords are case sensitive, and must be 5–16 alphanumeric
characters.
Privileges
Use the Edit User function to set a user’s privileges. The three available levels
are as follows:
Š Administrator – this level provides full access and control of the
VM1616T functions in addition to full User Management privileges
Š Super User – this level provides full access and control with no User
Management privileges
Š User – this level provides basic functions only (create connections,
save and recall presets, adjust audio)
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Telnet Operation
The VM1616T can be operated and configured via a remote terminal session
using Telnet.
To log into the VM1616T by means of a Telnet session, do the following:
1. On your computer, open a terminal (command line) session.
2. At the prompt, key in the VM1616T’s IP address in the following way:
telnet [IP address]:23
3. Press Enter. The login screen appears. At the login prompt, provide your
Username and Password.
Configuration Menu
Once a Telnet connection to the VM1616T is established, the device’s textbased Configuration Menu comes up, with the following items:
1. H – Call up the command list for help
Command list:
GT – Set gateway address
IM – Set IP subnet mask
IP – Set IP address
LO – Load connections from nn profile
PW – Change password
RI– Read what output is connected to nn input
RO – Read what output is connected to nn input
SB – Set the serial port baud rate
SS – Switch input to specified port
SV - Save the current connection to nn profile
TI – Set timeout
VR – Software version information
Ctrl-Q – Quit
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2. GT – Set gateway address
GT
Old gateway address: 192.168.0.1
New gateway address:
3. IM – Set IP subnet mask
IM
Old IP subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
New IP subnet mask:
4. IP – Set IP address
IP
Old IP address: 192.168.0.60
New IP address:
5. LO – Load connections from profile
LO 01
Load profile 01 OK.
6. PW – Change password
PW
Old password: ********
New password:
7. RI – Read what input is connected to nn output
RI 01
Output port 02 04 08 is connected input port 01
8. RO – Read what output is connected to nn input
RO 01
Input port 02 is connected to output port 01
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9. SB – Set serial port baud rate
SB 96
Serial port baud rate is set to 9600
Note: 96 (9600), 19 (19200), 38 (38400), 11 (115200)
10. SS – Switch input to specified output
SS 01,03
Switch input 01 to output 03
12. SV – Save the current connection to a profile
SV 01
Save the current connection to profile 01
13. TI – Set timeout
TI 30
Set 30 minute timeout
14. VR – Software version information
VR
Software version 1.0.
Note: For further information about these functions, please reference the
equivalent Browser GUI functions earlier in this chapter.
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RS-232 Commands
RS-232 Serial Interface
This chapter provides a complete list of the serial control protocol commands
used when utilizing the RS-232 Serial Port so that an extra source device can
function further as transmitter and receiver.
The VM1616T’s built-in bi-directional RS-232 serial interface allows system
control through a high-end controller, PC, and/or home automation / home
theater software package.
Configuring the Serial Port
The controller’s serial port should be configured as follows:
Baud Rate
19200
Data Bits
8
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
Flow Control
None
RS-232 Control Tool
RS-232 serial operations in a VM1616T installation can be managed via a
Graphical User Interface (GUI) on systems that are running Windows. In order
to use this Control Tool, two separate items of software must be installed on all
of the PCs in your installation – .NET Framework 2.0 and the Control Tool AP.
Please download the VM1616T RS-232 Control Tool AP and user instructions
from the ATEN website (www.aten.com).
Note: For Windows 7 64-bit systems, the following must be installed first:
1) Microsoft Office 64-bit Access Database software; and
2) Microsoft 64-bit ODBC and OLEDB driver.
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Switch Port Commands
The formulas for Switch Port commands are as follows:
1. Switch Command + Input Command + Port number + Output Command +
Port Number + Address + Device Number + Control + [Enter]
For example, to switch input port 02 (audio and video) to output port 05 on
device 01, type the following:
sw i02 o05 a01 [Enter]
2. Switch Command + Output Command + Port Number + Address + Device
Number + Control + [Enter]
For example, to turn off video output on port 03, type the following:
sw O03 a00 video off [Enter]
3. Switch Command + Output Command + Port Number + Address + Device
Number + Control + [Enter]
For example, to switch the next output to the local port, type the following:
sw l1 + a00 [Enter]
Possible Values
The following table shows the possible values for switch commands:
Command
sw
Input Command
i
Input Port Number
xx
Output Command
o
Output Port Number
48
Description
Switch command
Description
Input command
Description
01-16 port (default is 01)
Description
Output command
Description
yy
01-16 port (default is 01)
l1
Local output port
*
All output ports
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Address
a
Description
Device address
Device Number
zz
*
Description
00-15 (default is 00)
All devices
Control
on
Description
Turn on
off
Turn off
+
Next port
-
Previous port
video
Switch video only
audio
Switch audio only
Enter
[Enter]
Acknowledge
skip =
video+audio
Description
Enter and send out the command
Description
Command OK
Command is correct and the function
is executed
Command Incorrect
Unavailable command or parameters
Note: 1. Each command string can be separated with a space.
2. Some command strings can be skipped, and the default value will be
used.
3. The Audio or Video command string can be skipped, and both values
will be used.
4. If the command setting applies to all devices, the devices do not reply
in order to prevent RX interference.
5. When sending commands without an address parameter, the default
address used is a00; in addition, the a00 device replies (ACK) while
other devices (i.e., a01 a02...) do not reply.
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Mute Commands
The formulas for Mute commands are as follows:
1. Mute Command + Output Command + Port Number + Address + Device
Number + Control + [Enter]
For example, to mute output port 05 on device 01, type the following:
mute o05 a01 on [Enter]
2. Mute Command + Output Command + Port Number + Address + Device
Number + Control + [Enter]
For example, turn on audio at output port 05 on device 01, type the following:
mute o05 a01 off [Enter]
The following tables show the possible values for commands:
Command
mute
Description
Mute selected output port
Output Command
o
Description
Output command
Output Port Number
Description
yy
01-16 port
l1
Local output port
*
All output ports (default)
Address
a
Description
Device Serial Port address
Device Number
zz
*
Control
Description
00-15 (default is 00)
All devices
Description
on
Mute on; audio from selected output
port is disabled
off
Mute off; audio output enabled
(default)
Note: Each command string can be separated with a space.
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Save/Load Profile Commands
The formulas for Save/Load Profile commands are as follows:
1. Command + Profile + Number + Address + Number + Control + [Enter]
For example, to save the current connection configuration to profile 12 on
device 01, type the following:
profile f 12 a01 save [Enter]
2. Command + Profile + Number + Address + Number + Control + [Enter]
For example, to load profile 12 on device 01, type the following:
profile f 12 a01 load [Enter]
The following tables show the possible values for commands:
Profile
f
Command
profile
Profile
Number
yy
Address
a
Device
Number
zz
*
Control
Description
Profile
Description
Save / Load profile
Description
00-31 (default is 00)
Description
Device address
Description
00-15 (default is 00)
All devices
Description
save
Save the current connection
configuration
load
Load a saved profile
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Adjust Video Quality Commands
The formula for Adjust Video Quality commands is as follows:
1. Command + Output + Number + Address + Number + Control + [Enter]
For example, to optimize video quality for output port 02 on device 01, type
the following:
video o02 a01 optimize [Enter]
The following tables show the possible values for commands:
Command
video
Description
Video quality adjustment
Output Command
o
Description
Output command
Output Port Number
Description
yy
01-16 port (default is 01)
l1
Local output port
*
All output ports
Address
a
Description
Device address
Device Number
zz
*
Control
optimize
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Description
00-15 (default is 00)
All devices
Description
Adjust video gain and video
compensation for selected displays
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Adjust Audio Commands
The formula for Adjust Audio commands is as follows:
1. Command + Output + Number + Control + [Enter]
For example, to adjust the audio volume for output port 02 to level 11, type the
following:
volume o02 v11 [Enter]
The following tables show the possible values for commands:
Command
volume
Description
Adjust audio level (volume)
Output Command
o
Description
Output command
Output Port Number
Description
yy
01-16 port (default is 01)
l1
Local output port
*
All output ports
Address
a
Description
Device address
Device Number
zz
*
Description
00-15 (default is 00)
All devices
Control
vxx
Description
v = Volume
xx = Audio level 00-15 (default is 00)
Example: v10
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Verification
After entering a command, a verification message appears at the end of the
command line as follows:
Š Command OK - indicates that the command is correct and successfully
performed by the switch
Š Command incorrect - indicates that the command has the wrong format
and/or values.
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Safety Instructions
General
Š Read all of these instructions. Save them for future reference.
Š Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the device.
Š This product is for indoor use only.
Š Do not place the device on any unstable surface (cart, stand, table, etc.). If
the device falls, serious damage will result.
Š Do not use the device near water.
Š Do not place the device near, or over, radiators or heat registers.
Š The device cabinet is provided with slots and openings to allow for
adequate ventilation. To ensure reliable operation, and to protect against
overheating, these openings must never be blocked or covered.
Š The device should never be placed on a soft surface (bed, sofa, rug, etc.) as
this will block its ventilation openings. Likewise, the device should not be
placed in a built in enclosure unless adequate ventilation has been provided.
Š Never spill liquid of any kind on the device.
Š Unplug the device from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Š The device should be operated from the type of power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available,
consult your dealer or local power company.
Š The device is designed for IT power distribution systems with 230V
phase-to-phase voltage.
Š To prevent damage to your installation it is important that all devices are
properly grounded.
Š The device is equipped with a 3-wire grounding type plug. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not attempt to defeat the
purpose of the grounding-type plug. Always follow your local/national
wiring codes.
Š Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord or cables. Route the
power cord and cables so that they cannot be stepped on or tripped over.
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Š If an extension cord is used with this device make sure that the total of the
ampere ratings of all products used on this cord does not exceed the
extension cord ampere rating. Make sure that the total of all products
plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
Š To help protect your system from sudden, transient increases and
decreases in electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or
un-interruptible power supply (UPS).
Š Position system cables and power cables carefully; Be sure that nothing
rests on any cables.
Š Never push objects of any kind into or through cabinet slots. They may
touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts resulting in a risk of fire
or electrical shock.
Š Do not attempt to service the device yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
Š If the following conditions occur, unplug the device from the wall outlet
and bring it to qualified service personnel for repair.
Š The power cord or plug has become damaged or frayed.
Š Liquid has been spilled into the device.
Š The device has been exposed to rain or water.
Š The device has been dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged.
Š The device exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need
for service.
Š The device does not operate normally when the operating instructions
are followed.
Š Only adjust those controls that are covered in the operating instructions.
Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage that will
require extensive work by a qualified technician to repair.
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Rack Mounting
Š Before working on the rack, make sure that the stabilizers are secured to
the rack, extended to the floor, and that the full weight of the rack rests on
the floor. Install front and side stabilizers on a single rack or front
stabilizers for joined multiple racks before working on the rack.
Š Always load the rack from the bottom up, and load the heaviest item in the
rack first.
Š Make sure that the rack is level and stable before extending a device from
the rack.
Š Use caution when pressing the device rail release latches and sliding a
device into or out of a rack; the slide rails can pinch your fingers.
Š After a device is inserted into the rack, carefully extend the rail into a
locking position, and then slide the device into the rack.
Š Do not overload the AC supply branch circuit that provides power to the
rack. The total rack load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit
rating.
Š Make sure that all equipment used on the rack – including power strips and
other electrical connectors – is properly grounded.
Š Ensure that proper airflow is provided to devices in the rack.
Š Ensure that the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment
does not exceed the maximum ambient temperature specified for the
equipment by the manufacturer.
Š Do not step on or stand on any device when servicing other devices in a
rack.
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Technical Support
International
Š For online technical support – including troubleshooting, documentation,
and software updates: http://eservice.aten.com
Š For telephone support, see Telephone Support, page iii:
North America
Email Support
Online
Technical
Support
[email protected]
Troubleshooting
Documentation
Software Updates
Telephone Support
http://www.aten-usa.com/support
1-888-999-ATEN ext 4988
When you contact us, please have the following information ready beforehand:
Š Product model number, serial number, and date of purchase.
Š Your computer configuration, including operating system, revision level,
expansion cards, and software.
Š Any error messages displayed at the time the error occurred.
Š The sequence of operations that led up to the error.
Š Any other information you feel may be of help.
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Specifications
Function
Input
Connections
Direct
Display
Connections
Direct
Connectors
Local Audio
Out
VM1616T
0
Max
16 x Transmitter
1
Max
17 (1 x Local; 16 x Receiver)
Balance
d
1 x Captive Screw Connector, 5 pole
Stereo
1 x Mini Stereo Jack Female (Green)
Video Out
Unit
to
Unit
A/V In
16 x RJ-45 Female
A/V Out
16 x RJ-45 Female
Ethernet
Seria RS-232
l
RS-485 / RS-422
LCD
Switches
LEDs
1 x Captive Screw Connector, 5 pole
1 x LCD module
Power
1 x 3-prong AC Socket
2 x Dial / Pushbutton
Menu
1 x Pushbutton
Profile
1 x Pushbutton
Esc
1 x Pushbutton
Enter
1 x Pushbutton
Power
1 x Rocker
Menu
1 (Green)
Profile
1 (Green)
100-240V~; 50-60Hz; 1.0A
Power Consumption
Operating Temp.
Storage Temp.
Physical
Properties
1 x RJ-45 Female
1 x DB-9 Female (Black); 1 x DB-9 Male (Black)
In / Out
I/P Rating
Environment
1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue)
120V / 34W; 230V / 35W
0–50ºC
-20–60ºC
Humidity
0–80% RH, Non-condensing
Housing
Metal
Weight
3.63 kg
Dimensions (L x W x H)
43.24 x 27.12 x 4.40 cm
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Audio cannot be
controlled or adjusted
Possible Cause
RS-232 and video
signals are switched
to different channels
Action
Switch the video, audio, and RS-232
signals to the same channel, and
then the volume can be adjusted.
-ORManually adjust the audio on the
connected audio devices (e.g.
amplifier.)
Limited Warranty
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DIRECT VENDOR'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE PAID
FOR THE PRODUCT FROM DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, DISK,
OR ITS DOCUMENTATION.
The direct vendor makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory with
respect to the contents or use of this documentation, and especially disclaims its quality,
performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.
The direct vendor also reserves the right to revise or update the device or
documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity of such
revisions, or update. For further inquiries, please contact your direct vendor.
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