AMX Distribution Matrix Octaire User Manual

Size:
4.4 Mb
Download

Notices

6

Octaire Instruction Manual

Overview & General Specifications

Overview & General Specifications

The Octaire Distribution Matrix is a fixed system consisting of a single video or audio enclosure or multiple video enclosures with or without audio in a fixed input/output range. Because the Octaire is available in various fixed sizes, the illustrations in this manual may differ slightly from model(s) you purchased. These cost-effective,off-the-shelfunits pack the samehigh-performancespecifications as our other top lines.

Applicability Notice

In the following five tables, enclosures are designated as:

STD standard video

UWB ultra-widebandvideo

SYNC digital HV sync

AUDIO stereo audio

The designations for the video type are on labels on the rear of the enclosures.

An explanation for the model numbers is provided in FIG. 1.

FIG. 1 Octaire model numbers

Composite Video and Composite Video+Stereo:

Model

Configuration

Description

# of Enclosures

FGP44-3248-110

32x48

Composite Video

1 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3264-110

32x64

Composite Video

1 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4832-110

48x32

Composite Video

1 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4848-110

48x48

Composite Video

1 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4864-110

48x64

Composite Video

1 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6432-110

64x32

Composite Video

1 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6448-110

64x48

Composite Video

1 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6464-110

64x64

Composite Video

1 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3248-117

32x48

Composite Video+Stereo

1 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3264-117

32x64

Composite Video+Stereo

1 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4832-117

48x32

Composite Video+Stereo

1 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4848-117

48x48

Composite Video+Stereo

1 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4864-117

48x64

Composite Video+Stereo

1 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6432-117

64x32

Composite Video+Stereo

1 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6448-117

64x48

Composite Video+Stereo

1 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6464-117

64x64

Composite Video+Stereo

1 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

Octaire Instruction Manual

7

 

 

Overview & General Specifications

Y/c and Y/c+Stereo:

Model

Configuration

Description

# of Enclosures

FGP44-3248-210

32x48

Y/c

2 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3264-210

32x64

Y/c

2 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4832-210

48x32

Y/c

2 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4848-210

48x48

Y/c

2 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4864-210

48x64

Y/c

2 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6432-210

64x32

Y/c

2 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6448-210

64x48

Y/c

2 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6464-210

64x64

Y/c

2 STD

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3248-217

32x48

Y/c+Stereo

2 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3264-217

32x64

Y/c+Stereo

2 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4832-217

48x32

Y/c+Stereo

2 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4848-217

48x48

Y/c+Stereo

2 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4864-217

48x64

Y/c+Stereo

2 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6432-217

64x32

Y/c+Stereo

2 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6448-217

64x48

Y/c+Stereo

2 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6464-217

64x64

Y/c+Stereo

2 STD + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

Component and Component+Stereo:

Model

Configuration

Description

# of Enclosures

FGP44-3248-360

32x48

Component

3 UWB

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3264-360

32x64

Component

3 UWB

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4832-360

48x32

Component

3 UWB

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4848-360

48x48

Component

3 UWB

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4864-360

48x64

Component

3 UWB

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6432-360

64x32

Component

3 UWB

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6448-360

64x48

Component

3 UWB

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6464-360

64x64

Component

3 UWB

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3248-367

32x48

Component+Stereo

3 UWB + 1 Audio

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3264-367

32x64

Component+Stereo

3 UWB + 1 Audio

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4832-367

48x32

Component+Stereo

3 UWB + 1 Audio

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4848-367

48x48

Component+Stereo

3 UWB + 1 Audio

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4864-367

48x64

Component+Stereo

3 UWB + 1 Audio

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6432-367

64x32

Component+Stereo

3 UWB + 1 Audio

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6448-367

64x48

Component+Stereo

3 UWB + 1 Audio

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6464-367

64x64

Component+Stereo

3 UWB + 1 Audio

 

 

 

 

8

Octaire Instruction Manual

 

 

 

Overview & General Specifications

RGBHV and RGBHV+Stereo:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model

Configuration

Description

# of Enclosures

 

FGP44-3248-560

32x48

RGBHV

3 UWB + 2 SYNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3264-560

32x64

RGBHV

3 UWB + 2 SYNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4832-560

48x32

RGBHV

3 UWB + 2 SYNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4848-560

48x48

RGBHV

3 UWB + 2 SYNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4864-560

48x64

RGBHV

3 UWB + 2 SYNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6432-560

64x32

RGBHV

3 UWB + 2 SYNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6448-560

64x48

RGBHV

3 UWB + 2 SYNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6464-560

64x64

RGBHV

3 UWB + 2 SYNC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3248-567

32x48

RGBHV+Stereo

3 UWB + 2 SYNC + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3264-567

32x64

RGBHV+Stereo

3 UWB + 2 SYNC + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4832-567

48x32

RGBHV+Stereo

3 UWB + 2 SYNC + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4848-567

48x48

RGBHV+Stereo

3 UWB + 2 SYNC + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4864-567

48x64

RGBHV+Stereo

3 UWB + 2 SYNC + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6432-567

64x32

RGBHV+Stereo

3 UWB + 2 SYNC + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6448-567

64x48

RGBHV+Stereo

3 UWB + 2 SYNC + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6464-567

64x64

RGBHV+Stereo

3 UWB + 2 SYNC + 1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stereo:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model

Configuration

Description

# of Enclosures

 

 

FGP44-3248-007

32x48

Stereo

1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-3264-007

32x64

Stereo

1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4832-007

48x32

Stereo

1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4848-007

48x48

Stereo

1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-4864-007

48x64

Stereo

1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6432-007

64x32

Stereo

1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6448-007

64x48

Stereo

1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FGP44-6464-007

64x64

Stereo

1 AUDIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Notes

Octaire fixed matrix switchers are designed for large, analog, high performance applications. The configuration for an Octaire system (whether single enclosure or multi-enclosure)is set at the factory. Octaire 4 RU enclosures each route one signal type. Four enclosure types, each handling a single signal, support all of the system combinations listed in the previous tables.

Enclosures

Standard video enclosure (quantity 1) supports a composite video signal

Standard video enclosures (quantity 2) support a Y/c signal (Y in one and c in the other)

Ultra-widebandenclosure (quantity 3)supports a single component of athree-component(HDTV) signal

Ultra-widebandenclosures (quantity 3)support an “R,” “G,” or “B” component of an RGBHV signal

Digital sync enclosures (quantity 2) support an HV sync signal (H in one and V in the other) Audio enclosure (quantity 1)supports a stereo audio signal

Octaire Instruction Manual

9

 

 

Overview & General Specifications

Because the video enclosures look identical, it is crucial that they are cabled according to the labels on the rear and the “Octaire AutoPatch Connector Guide” (see page 96), which is included in the shipment (also see “Linking Enclosures” onpage 19).

Note: On amulti-enclosuresystem, the primary enclosure is the one with a control panel (and a TCP/IP port) and is the point of control for the system.

Octaire Features

Ultra-FlatResponse Certified (bandwidth curve measured at a tight+/-3dB)

Ultra-widebandvideo bandwidth for UWB enclosures in any routing state, including fully loaded – averaging 600 MHz, while maintaining 500 MHz at theultra-flatresponse certified minimum

High bandwidth-linearityand low crosstalk

Detection, Assignment, and Configuration (DAC) firmware that automatically recognizes and configures each enclosure, sequences them, and generates a united, single feature solution

Switch any input to any or all outputs in any combination and disconnect any or all outputs Breakaway to route video, audio, or audio-follow-video

Global presets

Vertical interval synchronization of video signals Dual power feeds and redundant power supplies Standard RS-232

Service Access Spacing (twice the space between connectors) – making BNC cable connections easy

Standard Warranty (see warranty at www.amx.com or on theAMX AutoPatch CD)24-hourtechnical support

Octaire Control Features

In addition to the front control panel (standard with all Octaire systems), which is mounted on the primary enclosure, several control options are available. Multiple control methods can be used on the same system.

NetLinx® compatible and supports Device Discovery (for specific control programming information, contact your AMX representative)

APControl 3.0 software (free with all systems) APWeb (TCP/IP control)

Supports AMX AutoPatch’s simple BCS* (Basic Control Structure) serial control protocol Supports AMX AutoPatch’s XNNet protocol

Supports third-partycontrollers

* BCS is sent as ASCII characters through the RS-232port.

Important: Device Discovery functionality (beacon response) will only function properly if the NetLinx master is connected to theRS-232control port on the primary enclosure (the one with the control panel). TheRS-232ports on the secondary enclosures are intended for single enclosure diagnostic information and system firmware upgrades.

Features and specifications described in this document are subject to change without notice.

10

Octaire Instruction Manual

Overview & General Specifications

Front View

A front control panel is standard with each system and is mounted on the primary enclosure. The panel is used for controlling the system’s switches and system attributes. For complete control panel information, see the “Control Panel” chapter on page 43.

LCD

Control Dial

Input Keys

Function Key

Take Key

Output Keys

Cancel Key

Select Key

Power Indicator

FIG. 2 Front view of 64x64 Octaire enclosure

Rear View

The enclosure’s appearance, as viewed from the rear, will vary depending on the signal/connector types and the configuration size (which is also the main determinate of weight).

Control hardware (CPU)

Input connectors

Output connectors

Serial number

Power receptacles & switches

FIG. 3 Rear view of 48x48 Octaire video enclosure

Rear View Components

Control hardware (CPU)

Power receptacles with switches

Serial number

Input and output connectors

Octaire Instruction Manual

11

 

 

Overview & General Specifications

Control Hardware

TCP/IP port (RJ-45)

VIS toggle switches

VIS connectors (BNC)

System Status indicator

Serial port(DB-9)

Linking ports(RJ-45)

FIG. 4 Control hardware on primary enclosure

The control hardware (CPU) on the primary enclosure is on the right and includes the following: TCP/IP port (on primary enclosure only) for connecting to an APWeb Server(page 35) Set of toggle switchesfor setting the vertical interval sync parameters(page 33)

Two BNC connectors for linking vertical interval sync(page 32)

System Status indicator for system power and communication status(page 28)

Serial port (DB-9)for attaching an external control device to the primary enclosure(page 25) Two linking ports(RJ-45)for linkingmulti-enclosureOctaire systems(page 19)

The hardware (CPU) on the secondary enclosure(s) is also on the right and includes the same items as the primary enclosure, except it does not have a TCP/IP port and LEDs. The serial port on secondary enclosures is intended for single enclosure diagnostic information and system firmware upgrades.

Power Receptacles & Switches

Power 1 switch & receptacle

Power requirements

Power 2 switch & receptacle

FIG. 5 Power supplies receptacles and switches

The Octaire has dual power connections for the redundant power supplies located on the left. Each power supply has a power receptacle with a switch and will accept all major international standard power sources. Two standard US power cords are provided for installations within the US. The maximum power specifications are located between the power receptacles. For additional information on the redundant power supplies, see page 27.

Serial Number

The serial number is located on the rear next to the power receptacles (see FIG. 3 onpage 11).

We recommend recording the “FGP44-xxxx-xxx”system number (seepage 7) and the serial number for each enclosure in the system in an easily accessible location.

12

Octaire Instruction Manual

Overview & General Specifications

Input & Output Connectors

Service Access Spacing between connectors (twice the space for easy cable connections)

Input connectors

Output connectors

FIG. 6 Input & output connectors

Viewed from the rear of the enclosure, the connectors span the center from the power receptacles to the control area with the inputs on the top with the outputs directly below. Input and output connectors are the attachment points for source and destination devices that connect to the system. The rear of each enclosure is populated with connectors for a single signal type (for configuration sizes, see the “Applicability Notice” on page 7 through page 9). Inputs and outputs are numbered separately. The numbers are above each connector and read left to right, continuing on the next row of connectors. All video connectors are BNC, and audio connectors are5-positionterminal block. For systems containing video enclosures, we recommend installing acolor-codedband representing the enclosure’s signal type on the first input BNC connector on each enclosure. A set of colored bands ships with the system; for the colored band to signal correspondence, see the table onpage 22.

For cabling and wiring information for each signal type, see page 21. For signal specifications, seepage 39.

General Specifications

Specifications

Approvals

CE, UL, cUL

 

 

AC Power

100 to 240 VAC single phase (50 to 60 Hz)

 

3.3 A @ 115 VAC max.

 

1.6 A @ 230 VAC max.

 

 

 

Power Consumption (max.)

260

W per enclosure

 

 

 

Power Consumption (typical)

120

W per enclosure, fully loaded

 

 

Operational Temperature

32° to 113° F (0° to 45° C)

 

 

 

Thermal Dissipation (max.)

887

BTU/hour

 

 

 

Thermal Dissipation (typical)

409

BTU/hour, fully loaded enclosure

 

 

Humidity

0 to 90% non-condensing

 

 

Enclosure Dimensions

Approximately 12.0 in. (30.5 cm) depth (including connectors)

 

18.9 in. (48.0 cm) width with mounting ears

 

17.4 in. (44.2 cm) width without mounting ears

 

6.95 in. (17.65 cm) height, 4 RU

 

 

Weight

Approximately 20 lbs. (9.07 kg) per enclosure (depending on configuration)

 

Approximately 24 lbs. (10.89 kg) packaged for shipping

 

 

 

Octaire Instruction Manual

13

 

 

Overview & General Specifications

External Control Options

Note: The Octaire has a fixed configuration that was set at the factory.

Octaire systems are controlled with either the control panel (page 43) or externally with one of the following options:

NetLinx®

The Octaire is NetLinx® compatible. For specific control programming information, contact your AMX representative.

Control Software

Octaire systems can be controlled using AMX AutoPatch software: APControl 3.0 – Control and scheduling

Uses serial port located on the primary enclosure’s far right when viewed from the rear Runs on a PC connected to the serial port

Download* from the AMX AutoPatch CD

APWeb Server – Control, diagnostics, andthird-partyaccess

TCP/IP port located on the primary enclosure’s far right when viewed from the rear Accessed through a TCP/IP interface such as a web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer)

Contact AMX regarding limitations and conditions for operating an Octaire on a company LAN (Local Area Network)

* If your AMX account has the required permissions, you can download APControl from www.amx.com.

BCS Serial Control Protocol

An Octaire system can be controlled with an external serial controller connected to the primary enclosure. AMX AutoPatch has developed a command language, BCS* (Basic Control Structure) protocol, for programming control operations and for diagnostic purposes.

External Serial Controllers – Control using BCS protocol Serial Control (sends and receives ASCII characters)

Uses serial port located on the primary enclosure’s far right when viewed from the rear

Commands can be entered into a terminal emulation program on a PC connected to the serial port (such as Windows® HyperTerminal)

*For information on BCS commands, see the BCS Protocol Instruction Manual on the

AMX AutoPatch CD or at www.amx.com.

Third-PartyControllers

A third-partycontroller can also be attached to an Octaire enclosure via theRS-232serial port on the primary enclosure. If using athird-partycontroller, see the controller documentation for operating instructions.

14

Octaire Instruction Manual

Installation & Setup

Installation & Setup

Site Recommendations

When placing the enclosure, follow the recommendations and precautions in this section to reduce potential installation and operation hazards. For general specifications, see page 13; for individual signal specifications, see the “Signal Types & Specifications” chapter(page 39).

Environment

Choose a clean, dust free, (preferably) air-conditionedlocation.

Avoid areas with direct sunlight, heat sources, or high levels of EMI (Electromagnetic

Interference).

Chassis Accessibility

Make sure the front and rear panels of the enclosure are accessible, so that you can monitor the LED indicators. Leaving adequate clearance at the rear will also allow for easier cabling and service.

Power

The source’s electrical outlet should be installed near the router, easily accessible, and properly grounded. Power should come from a building branch circuit. We recommend that a second, independent branch be used for the second AC inlet feed to the enclosure (see page 27). Use a minimum breaker current rating of 30 A for 110 V or 15 A for 230 V.

To avoid an overload, note the power consumption rating of all the equipment connected to the circuit breaker before applying power.

General Hazard Precautions

These recommendations address potential hazards that are common to all installations:

Elevated Operating Temperature

The maximum rated ambient temperature for Octaire enclosures is 113° F (45° C).

All equipment should be installed in an environment compatible with the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient temperature. In a closed or multi-unitrack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the ambient room temperature.

Caution: To protect the equipment from overheating, do not operate in an area that exceeds 113° (45° C) and follow the clearance recommendation below for adequate airflow.

Airflow Restriction

Octaire enclosures are designed to adequately dissipate the heat they produce under normal operating conditions; however, this design is defeated when high heat-producingequipment is placed directly above or below an enclosure.

Caution: To prevent overheating, avoid placing highheat-producingequipment directly above or below the enclosure. The system requires a minimum of one empty rack unit above and below (three empty rack units are recommended). Verify that the openings on the sides of the enclosure are not blocked and do not have restricted air flow.

Octaire Instruction Manual

15