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MULTITASKER™
MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0347-001
MT110-104
16 X 16 BALANCED STEREO
AUDIO MATRIX SWITCHER CARD
FOR MULTITASKER™
MULTITASKER™
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS ...............1
GENERAL ..........................................................2
INSTALLATION..................................................2
CLEANING.........................................................2
FCC / CE NOTICE..............................................2
ABOUT YOUR MT110-104....................................3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS............................3
FRONT PANEL DIAGRAM OF MT110-104...........4
APPLICATION DIAGRAM .....................................5
APPLICATION EXAMPLE ..................................5
BLOCK DIAGRAM..............................................6
INSTALLING YOUR MT110-104 ...........................7
OPERATION .........................................................7
RS-232 CONTROL.............................................7
RS-232 COMMANDS .........................................7
DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS .......................7
SUMMARY OF COMMANDS ...........................11
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ............................11
ALTINEX POLICY ...............................................12
LIMITED WARRANTY / RETURN POLICY.......12
CONTACT INFORMATION ..............................12
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PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
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Please read this manual carefully before using your
MT110-104. Keep this manual handy for future
reference. These safety instructions are to ensure
the long life of your MT110-104 and to prevent fire
and shock hazard. Please read them carefully and
heed all warnings.
1.1. GENERAL
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Qualified ALTINEX service personnel, or their
authorized representatives must perform all
service.
1.2. INSTALLATION
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To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this
unit to rain or moisture. Do not place the
MT110-104 in direct sunlight, near heaters or
heat radiating appliances, or near any liquid.
Exposure to direct sunlight, smoke, or steam
can harm internal components
Handle the MT110-104 carefully. Dropping or
jarring can damage the card.
Do not pull the cables that are attached to the
MT110-104.
Insert the card carefully into the slots of the
MultiTasker™ without bending any edges.
The MT110-104 must be inserted into Slot #4
or higher in a MultiTasker™ enclosure.
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1.3. CLEANING
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Clean only the connector area with a dry cloth.
Never use strong detergents or solvents, such
as alcohol or thinner. Do not use a wet cloth or
water to clean the card. Do not clean or touch
any component or PCB.
1.4. FCC / CE NOTICE
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This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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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.
Any changes or modifications to the unit not
expressly approved by ALTINEX, Inc. could
void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
MULTITASKER™
ABOUT YOUR MT110-104
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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NOTE: Specifications are subject to change.
See www.altinex.com for up-to-date information.
FEATURES/DESCRIPTION
GENERAL
Inputs
(16) 5-pin Terminal
Input Connectors
Blocks
Outputs
(16) 5-pin Terminal
Output Connectors
Blocks
Stereo Audio
Compatibility
Table 1. MT110-104 General
MT110-104
16x16 Balanced Stereo Audio
Matrix Switcher Card
The MT110-104 is a Balanced Stereo Audio Matrix
Switching Card designed for use with the
MultiTasker™ system. When installed in a
MultiTasker™ enclosure, this card allows any input
to be independently switched to any of the outputs.
Also, any input may simultaneously drive multiple
outputs. All outputs can have only one input source.
All inputs and outputs can be wired for unbalanced
or balanced audio, allowing longer cable runs and
superior noise resistance.
These cards utilize AC coupling on their inputs for
ideal signal transfer characteristics. Switching is
controlled with easy-to-use ASCII commands from a
control system or computer connected to the RS232 port of a MultiTasker™ enclosure. Each card
consumes four slots in a MultiTasker™ enclosure
and all input and output connections are
accomplished via captive screw pluggable terminal
blocks.
Although designated as a 16x16 matrix switcher, the
MT110-104 can be used in a variety of ways to
provide different capabilities. For example, one
MT110-104 can be used to create two 8x8 stereo
audio matrices or a 4x4 and a 2x2 audio matrix.
Each stereo pair must be switched together; you
cannot switch the left and right channels of an input
independently. The MT110-104 features individual
volume trim control on each input via the RS-232
control.
MECHANICAL
Basic Enclosure Slots
Four
Required
Weight
1.3lb (0.6kg)
Connector Panel
Black
T° Operating
10°C-35°C
T° Maximum
0 to 50°C
Humidity
90% non-condensing
MTBF (calculated)
40,000 hrs
Table 2. MT110-104 Mechanical
ELECTRICAL
Input Signals
Max Level
Impedance
Audio Throughput
0dBu
10K Ohms
Gain
Frequency Response
Noise Floor
CMRR
Output Signals
Level
Impedance
Gain
Power
Power from
MT100-100,
MT100-101,
MT100-106
MT110-104
-90 to 0dB unbalanced
or balanced, adjustable
10Hz to 20KHz
(+/- 0.05dB)
-100dB @ 20KHz
>80dB, 10Hz to 20KHz
1V p-p
Low – drives 600 Ohms
0dB
+6V
-6V
Power
Consumption
300mA
250mA
3.0 Watts
Table 3. MT110-104 Electrical
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FRONT PANEL DIAGRAM OF MT110-104
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TOP RETAINER SCREWS
BOTTOM RETAINER
SCREWS
16 BALANCED
STEREO INPUTS
16 BALANCED
STEREO OUTPUTS
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APPLICATION DIAGRAM
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APPLICATION EXAMPLE:
AMPLIFIERS /
SPEAKERS
STEREO
CONNECTS TO
INPUTS 9-16
CONNECTS TO
INPUTS 1-8
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BLOCK DIAGRAM:
TERMINAL BLOCKS
IN 1
OUTPUT ON/OFF
CONTROL
+
_
+
IN 2
_
+
IN 3
_
+
IN 4
_
+
IN 5
_
+
IN 6
_
+
IN 7
_
+
IN 8
_
+
IN 9
_
+
IN 10
_
+
IN 11
_
+
IN 12
_
+
IN 13
_
+
IN 14
_
+
IN 15
_
+
IN 16
_
+
S/W
_
GAIN
_
GAIN
GAIN
OUT 1
+
S/W
S/W
TERMINAL BLOCKS
MATRIX
SWITCHER
S/W
+
_
OUT 3
+
_
GAIN
OUT 2
OUT 4
+
S/W
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GAIN
OUT 5
+
S/W
_
GAIN
OUT 6
+
S/W
_
GAIN
OUT 7
+
S/W
_
GAIN
OUT 8
+
S/W
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GAIN
OUT 9
+
S/W
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GAIN
OUT 10
+
S/W
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GAIN
OUT 11
+
S/W
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GAIN
OUT 12
+
S/W
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GAIN
OUT 13
+
S/W
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GAIN
OUT 14
+
S/W
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GAIN
OUT 15
+
S/W
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GAIN
MATRIX CONTROL
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INSTALLING YOUR MT110-104
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7.3. DESCRIPTION OF COMMANDS
Step 1. Slide the MT110-104 into an available slot
in the MultiTasker™ enclosure in order to
connect to the bus. Make sure that the
MT110-104 card fits into place. Secure
the card to the MultiTasker™ by
tightening the retainer screws located on
the top and bottom of the MT110-104
card.
Each command consists of three parts:
function, card ID, and an optional unit ID.
[Function, Card ID, Unit ID]
(Note: All of the following examples use the
19-slot MT100-100 enclosure for reference
only).
Example:
Step 2. Connect audio cables from the audio
source to the input connectors of the
MT110-104.
Connect
the
output
connectors of the MT110-104 to the audio
equipment through an audio cable.
[VERC8U2]
Step 3. Starting from the left, identify the slot
number where the MT110-104 card is
plugged into the enclosure; take note of
that slot number for RS-232 control
purposes.
For detailed information regarding RS-232
functions, see each command description or
enter the command [HELPCi], where “i” is the
card ID number.
OPERATION
VER = function
C8 = Card ID
U2 = Unit ID
Card ID is an assigned value from 4 to 19,
which represents the slot’s number. Card ID 0
(C0) is used for the controller (see user’s
guide for the MT100-100). Changing the
position of a card will significantly affect the
commands recorded on software definitions or
a third party control system.
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7.1. RS-232 CONTROL
When used in the MultiTasker™ Enclosure,
the MT110-104 has many advanced remote
control capabilities, which are accessible
through standard RS-232 communication. The
actual control can be accomplished through a
computer control system or any other device
capable of sending RS-232 commands.
Example:
[VERC8]: for unit ID zero; equivalent to
[VERC8U0]
[VERC8Ui]: for unit ID other than zero.
“Ui” = unit ID number from 1 to 9; used only if
more than 1 unit is connected.
7.2. RS-232 COMMANDS
7.3.1. [HELPCi]
The RS-232 commands for the MT110-104
are in a simple ASCII character format.
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2.
This command displays all the
commands available for control.
Square brackets “[ ]” are part of the
command.
Use uppercase letters for all commands.
RS-232
Ci = card ID number (i = number from 4 to 19)
7.3.2. [Ci]
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at
the end of a command string or if the unit ID is
zero
This command displays the input/output status
of the card.
Command Format: [Ci]
Ci = card ID number (i = number from 4 to 19)
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On = connect to output n (n = from 1 to 16)
Example:
Ci = card ID (i = a slot number from 4 to 19)
If one MT110-104 card is in slot #8 with
outputs 1, 2 & 3 ON:
Example:
When sending command [C8], feedback will
be returned as:
To connect input 4 to output 2 on the card in
slot #8, use the [I4O2C8] command.
OFFSET: INPUT=0 OUTPUT=0
To connect input 4 to all of the outputs on the
card in slot #8, use [I4O*C8]
In01 Out1 VOLn = ON/OFF
7.3.5. [ON]
In03 Out2 VOLn = ON/OFF
This command enables the selected output
without affecting any other outputs.
In06 Out3 VOLn = ON/OFF
In02 Out4 VOLn = ON/OFF
Default when plugged in = ALL OFF
In09 Out5 VOLn = ON/OFF
Command Format: [ONnCi]
In16 Out6 VOLn = ON/OFF
n = Output number from 1 to 16
In13 Out7 VOLn = ON/OFF
Ci = card ID (i = a slot number from 4 to 19)
In10 Out8 VOLn = ON/OFF
Examples:
Note that for volume setting VOLn, “n” will be a
value from 0 to 16 (see [VOL] command).
[ON12C5]: Turns ON only output #12 of the
card located in slot #5.
If there is no card in slot #8, sending the
[C8U3] command will not return any feedback.
[ON3C5]: Turns ON only output #3 of the card
located in slot #5. After the [ON12C5] and
[ON3C5] commands have been executed,
outputs #1, #2 and #3 will be ON.
7.3.3. [VER]
This command receives the firmware version
and card type for the MT110-104 card.
[ONC5]: Turns ON all outputs of the card in
slot #5.
Command Format: [VERCi]
7.3.6 [OFF]
Ci = card ID number (i = number from 4 to 19)
Example:
This command disables the selected output
without affecting any other outputs.
If one MT110-104 card is in slot #8 of unit #3:
Command Format: [OFFnCi]
Send command [VERC8U3]; the
MultiTasker™ enclosure will return:
n = Output number from 1 to 16
Ci = card ID (i = a slot number from 4 to 19)
MT110-104 690-0167-001
Examples:
(The last 3 numbers of the firmware number
will indicate version 001 or higher)
[OFF12C5]: Turns OFF only output #12 for the
card located in slot #5.
7.3.4. [IO]
[OFFC5]: Turns OFF all outputs of the card
located in slot #5.
This command will connect input x with output
y, but the user needs to use the [ON]
command to enable this output.
7.3.7. [OSI]
Command Format: [ImOnCi]
This command sets the input offset value.
Im = select Input m (m = 1 to 16)
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Command Format: [OSImCi]
the MT110-104 Matrix Switcher as 16x16, 8x8,
4x4 or 2x2
m = offset value from 0 to 128
Command Format: [MATmXnCi]
Ci = card ID number (i = number from 4 to 19)
mXn = matrix size: 16X16, 8X8, 4X4 or 2X2
Ci = card ID number (i = number from 4 to 19)
Example:
[OSI128C16] sets the input offset value to 128
for the card in slot #16.
16x16
7.3.8. [OSO]
Input
This command sets the output offset value.
O9
O10
O11
O12
O13
O14
O15
O16
Command Format: [OSOnCi]
n = offset value from 0 to 128
Ci = card ID number (i = number from 4 to 19)
Example:
[OSO128C16] sets the output offset value to
128 for the card in slot #16.
7.3.9. [SEL]
Select input to adjust gain with +/- commands.
This command allows you to program front
panels on the MultiTasker™ to control the gain
of each channel.
Output
O1
O2
O3
O4
O5
O6
O7
O8
O1
O2
O3
O4
O5
O6
O7
O8
O9
O10
O11
O12
O13
O14
O15
O16
8x8
Input
m = input number from 1 to 16
O5a
O5b
O6a
O6b
O7a
O7b
O8a
O8b
Ci = card ID number (i = number from 4 to 19)
[+] to increase volume for selected input
[–] to decrease volume for selected input
7.3.10. [VOL]
This command allows you to set absolute gain
of each channel.
Command Format: [VOLmAnCi]
m = input number from 1 to 16
An = Absolute value number from 0 to 16
Ci = card ID number (i = number from 4 to 19)
7.3.11. [MAT]
This command allows changes in the
configuration of the matrix. User can configure
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O1a
O1b
O2a
O2b
O3a
O3b
O4a
O4b
Output
O1a
O1b
O2a
O2b
O3a
O3b
O4a
O4b
O5a
O5b
O6a
O6b
O7a
O7b
O8a
O8b
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4x4
Input
O3a
O3b
O3c
O3d
O4a
O4b
O4c
O4d
e.g. : [I1O2C5] will connect input1a to
output2a, 1b to 2b, 1c to 2c, and 1d
to 2d, 1e to 2e, 1f to 2f, 1g to 2g,
and 1h to 2h.
Output
O1a
O1b
O1c
O1d
O2a
O2b
O2c
O2d
O1a
O1b
O1c
O1d
O2a
O2b
O2c
O2d
O3a
O3b
O3c
O3d
O4a
O4b
O4c
O4d
7.3.12. [CLR]
This command resets the card selected to the
factory default configuration (Input 1 to all
Outputs, all Outputs ON).
Command Format: [CLRCi]
Ci = card ID number (i = number from 4 to 19)
7.3.13. [....S]: Save Output Default Status
Include the “S” option at the end of the
command string to save the output default
status.
2x2
Input
O2a
O2b
O2c
O2d
O2e
O2f
O2g
O2h
O1a
O1b
O1c
O1d
O1e
O1f
O1g
O1h
Output
O1a O2a
O1b O2b
O1c O2c
O1d O2d
O1e O2e
O1f O2f
O1g O2g
O1h O2h
Examples:
[ON1C8U3S]
[OFF12C6U3S]
7.3.14. [....F]: Feedback
After processing a command, an OK or ER will
be returned as feedback if "F" is included at
the end of a command string or if the unit ID is
zero.
Example:
[ON1C8U3F]: if path is not set
The 16x16 configuration will switch each
individual input to each individual output,
e.g. : [I2O1C5] will connect input2 with
output1.
[ON1C8U3PF]: if path is set
7.3.15. [….P]: Path
The 8x8 configuration will switch 2 inputs to 2
outputs at the same time,
e.g. : [I2O1C5] will connect input2a with
output1a and input2b with output1b,
etc.
Commands ending in "P" are not executed
immediately. This command will set the path
for the input to output connection, but it is not
active until the switch command [SW]. is
executed The path for outputs on multiple
cards or the same card can be loaded.
The 4x4 configuration will switch 4 inputs to 4
outputs at the same time.
Command Format example: [OFFmCnUiP]
m = number (m =1 to 16)
e.g. : [I3O2C5] will connect input3a to
output2a, 3b to 2b, 3c to 2c, and 3d
to 2d.
n = card ID No. (n = a slot # from 1 to 19)
P = path
The 2x2 configuration will switch 8 inputs to 8
outputs at the same time.
Example:
If 2 cards are at slot #6 and #17 of unit #3:
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To enable output 1 and 2 of card #6 and
output 3 and 4 of card #17 simultaneously, use
the following commands:
[…S]: Save Output default status.
[…F]: Enable feedback.
[…P]: Set path for Input to Output connection.
[OFF12C6U3P]
[SW]: Switch (outputs the preloaded buffer)
[OFF34C17U3P]
[SW]
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
If "F" is included use the [OFFmCnUiPF]
command or the [OFFmCnUiFP] command.
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We have carefully tested and have found no
problems in the supplied MT110-104. However, we
would like to offer suggestions for the following:
7.3.16. [SW]
The switch command immediately connects
inputs and outputs, which were previously set
with the path command on this card or any
other cards in the MultiTasker™.
8.1. NO SOUND
A) Cause 1: The source has a problem.
Solution:
Example:
[ON12C6U3P]
[ON34C7U3P]
[SW]
B) Cause 2:
The system will return feedback as OK if the
unit ID is zero.
Solution:
7.4. SUMMARY OF COMMANDS
[HELPCi]: Displays all RS-232 commands.
[Ci]: Displays the card’s Input/Output status.
C) Cause 3:
[VERCi]: Displays the card’s firmware version.
Solution:
[IO]: Connects the input to the output
[ON]: Turns on one or more outputs for a
single card or a group of cards.
[OFF]: Turns off one or more outputs for a
single card or a group of cards.
D) Cause 4:
[OSI]: Set the Input offset.
[OSO]: Set the Output offset.
[SEL]: Select inputs to adjust gain with +/commands.
[VOL]: Set absolute gain level on the input
[MAT]: Set matrix size.
[CLR]: Reset to Factory defaults.
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Check the source and make sure
that it is working at an
appropriate volume level and all
source connections are correct. If
the source is working and there
is still no sound, see Cause 2.
The proper input card may not
be selected.
Select the card input that is
used, by RS-232 accessible
commands in section 7. If no
sound is present, see Cause 3.
Cable connections to the
destination are incorrect.
Make sure that cables are
connected properly. Also, make
sure that the continuity and
wiring are good. If there is still no
sound present, see Cause 4.
The destination amplifier has a
problem.
Solution 1:
Make sure that the destination
amplifier is powered. If there is
still no sound, see Solution 2
Solution 2:
Set the volume of the destination
amplifier to a reasonable level. If
there is still no sound, call
ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300. or
1-800-ALTINEX.
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8.2. DISTORTED SOUND
A) Cause 1:
The source level is above 1Vp-p
Solution:
Make sure that the source level is
below 1V p-p. If the sound is still
distorted, see Cause 2.
B) Cause 2:
Solution 1:
Solution 2:
9.1. LIMITED WARRANTY / RETURN POLICY
Please see the Altinex website at www.altinex.com
for details on warranty and return policy.
9.2. CONTACT INFORMATION
The destination amplifier
provides excessive
amplification.
ALTINEX, INC.
592 Apollo Street
Make sure that the source signal
level is high enough so that the
destination amplifier does not
have to provide excessive
amplification and thereby distort
the signal. If there is still sound
distortion, see Solution 2.
Brea, CA 92821 USA
Call ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300
or 1-800-ALTINEX.
FAX: 714-990-3303
TEL: 714-990-2300
TOLL FREE: 1-800-ALTINEX
WEB: www.altinex.com
E-MAIL: solutions@altinex.com
8.3. SOUND LEVEL IS LOW
B) Cause 1:
Solution 1:
Solution 2:
The volume levels are
inappropriate.
Turn up the source volume. If
sound level is still low, see
Solution 2.
Turn up the destination amplifier
volume. If the sound level is still
low, see Cause 2.
B) Cause 2: Poor signal transmission.
Solution:
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Check the cables for continuity
and make sure that connections
are wired properly to verify that
there is good signal transmission.
Note: Test the system by removing the MT110104 card from between the source and the
destination amplifier. If problem persists,
call ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300 or 1-800ALTINEX.
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