AMX Distribution Matrix Precis SD User Manual
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Precis SD

Distribution Matrix

Matrix Switchers

Release: 10/20/2008

(Firmware v1.4.1)

AMX Limited Warranty and Disclaimer

All products returned to AMX require a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. The RMA number is obtained from the AMX RMA Department. The RMA number must be clearly marked on the outside of each box. The RMA is valid for a 30-dayperiod. After the30-dayperiod the RMA will be cancelled. Any shipments received not consistent with the RMA, or after the RMA is cancelled, will be refused. AMX is not responsible for products returned without a valid RMA number.

Warranty Repair Policy

AMX will repair any defect due to material or workmanship issues during the applicable warranty period at no cost to the AMX Authorized Partner, provided that the AMX Authorized Partner is responsible for in-boundfreight and AMX is responsible for outbound ground freight expenses.

The AMX Authorized Partner must contact AMX Technical Support to validate the failure before pursuing this service.

AMX will complete the repair and ship the product within five (5) business days after receipt of the product by AMX. The AMX Authorized Partner will be notified if repair cannot be completed within five (5) business days.

Products repaired will carry a ninety (90) day warranty or the balance of the remaining warranty, whichever is greater.

Products that are returned and exhibit signs of damage or unauthorized use will be processed under the Non-WarrantyRepair Policy.

AMX will continue to provide Warranty Repair Services for products discontinued or replaced by a Product Discontinuance Notice.

Non-WarrantyRepair Policy

Products that do not qualify to be repaired under the Warranty Repair Policy due to age of the product or Condition of the product may be repaired utilizing this service.

The AMX Authorized Partner must contact AMX Technical Support to validate the failure before pursuing this service.

Non-warrantyrepair is a billable service.

Products repaired under this policy will carry a ninety (90) day warranty on material and labor.

AMX will notify the AMX Authorized Partner with the cost of repair, if cost is greater than the Standard Repair Fee, within five (5) days of receipt.

The AMX Authorized Partner must provide a Purchase Order or credit card number within five (5) days of notification, or the product will be returned to the AMX Authorized Partner.

The AMX Authorized Partner will be responsible for in-boundandout-boundfreight expenses.

Products will be repaired within ten (10) business days after AMX Authorized Partner approval is obtained.

Non-repairableproducts will be returned to the AMX Authorized Partner with an explanation.

See AMX Non-WarrantyRepair Price List for minimum and Standard Repair Fees and policies.

Software License and Warranty Agreement

LICENSE GRANT. AMX grants to Licensee the non-exclusiveright to use the AMX Software in the manner described in this License. The AMX Software is licensed, not sold. This license does not grant Licensee the right to create derivative works of the AMX Software. The AMX Software consists of generally available programming and development software, product documentation, sample applications, tools and utilities, and miscellaneous technical information. Please refer to the README.TXT file on the compact disc or download for further information regarding the components of the AMX Software. The AMX Software is subject to restrictions on distribution described in this License Agreement. AMX Dealer, Distributor, VIP or other AMX authorized entity shall not, and shall not permit any other person to, disclose, display, loan, publish, transfer (whether by sale, assignment, exchange, gift, operation of law or otherwise), license, sublicense, copy, or otherwise disseminate the AMX Software. Licensee may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the AMX Software.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. You hereby acknowledge that you are an authorized AMX dealer, distributor, VIP or other AMX authorized entity in good standing and have the right to enter into and be bound by the terms of this Agreement.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. The AMX Software is owned by AMX and is protected by United States copyright laws, patent laws, international treaty provisions, and/or state of Texas trade secret laws. Licensee may make copies of the AMX Software solely for backup or archival purposes. Licensee may not copy the written materials accompanying the AMX Software.

TERMINATION. AMX RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO TERMINATE THIS LICENSE FOR ANY REASON UPON WRITTEN NOTICE TO LICENSEE. In the event that AMX terminates this License, the Licensee shall return or destroy all originals and copies of the AMX Software to AMX and certify in writing that all originals and copies have been returned or destroyed.

PRE-RELEASECODE. Portions of the AMX Software may, from time to time, as identified in the AMX Software, include PRERELEASE CODE and such code may not be at the level of performance, compatibility and functionality of the GA code. ThePRE-RELEASECODE may not operate correctly and may be substantially modified prior to final release or certain features may not be generally released. AMX is not obligated to make or support anyPRE-RELEASECODE. ALLPRE-RELEASECODE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES.

LIMITED WARRANTY. AMX warrants that the AMX Software (other than pre-releasecode) will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written materials for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of receipt. AMX DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH REGARD TO THE AMX SOFTWARE. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES LICENSEE SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. Any supplements or updates to the AMX SOFTWARE, including without limitation, any (if any) service packs or hot fixes provided to Licensee after the expiration of the ninety (90) day Limited Warranty period are not covered by any warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory.

LICENSEE REMEDIES. AMX's entire liability and Licensee's exclusive remedy shall be repair or replacement of the AMX Software that does not meet AMX's Limited Warranty and which is returned to AMX in accordance with AMX's current return policy. This Limited Warranty is void if failure of the AMX Software has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication. Any replacement AMX Software will be warranted for the remainder of the original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer.

Outside the United States, these remedies may not available. NO LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL AMX BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS AMX SOFTWARE, EVEN IF AMX HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/COUNTRIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO LICENSEE.

U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS. The AMX Software is provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph ©(1)(ii) of The Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013or subparagraphs ©(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software Restricted Rights at 48 CFR52.227-19,as applicable.

SOFTWARE AND OTHER MATERIALS FROM AMX.COM MAY BE SUBJECT TO EXPORT CONTROL. The United States Export Control laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No software from this Site may be downloaded or exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (ii) anyone on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. AMX does not authorize the downloading or exporting of any software or technical data from this site to any jurisdiction prohibited by the United States Export Laws.

This Agreement replaces and supersedes all previous AMX Software License Agreements and is governed by the laws of the State of Texas, and all disputes will be resolved in the courts in Collin County, Texas, USA. For any questions concerning this Agreement, or to contact AMX for any reason, please write: AMX License and Warranty Department, 3000 Research Drive, Richardson, TX 75082.

 

Contents

Contents

 

ESD Warning .......................................................................................................

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Important Safety Information & Instructions .......................................................

2

Information et directives de sécurité importantes...............................................

3

Notices ................................................................................................................

4

Overview & General Specifications .....................................................................

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Applicability Notice .................................................................................................................

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Product Notes .........................................................................................................................

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Front View...............................................................................................................................

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Rear View ................................................................................................................................

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Precis SD General Specifications ...........................................................................................

11

Configuration Information & Control Options .......................................................................

12

Installation & Setup ...........................................................................................

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Site Recommendations ..........................................................................................................

15

General Hazard Precautions ..................................................................................................

15

Unpacking..............................................................................................................................

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Rack Installation & System Setup ..........................................................................................

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Attaching External Controllers ..............................................................................................

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Attaching Inputs & Outputs...................................................................................................

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Applying Power & Startup.....................................................................................................

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Serial Control Device Startup ................................................................................................

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Executing a Test Switch.........................................................................................................

29

Technical Support..................................................................................................................

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Signal Specifications..........................................................................................

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Ultra-Wideband (500 MHz) Specifications .............................................................................

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Sync Specifications ................................................................................................................

33

Standard Audio Specifications ..............................................................................................

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Precis SD Control Panel Operation....................................................................

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Overview ...............................................................................................................................

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Executing & Disconnecting Switches.....................................................................................

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Verifying Signal Status...........................................................................................................

39

Executing Macros (Local Presets) ..........................................................................................

40

Adjusting Audio.....................................................................................................................

41

Locking & Unlocking the Control Panel .................................................................................

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Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files ....................................................

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Overview ...............................................................................................................................

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Installing & Launching XNConnect.........................................................................................

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Discovering a System.............................................................................................................

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Opening an .xcl Configuration File ........................................................................................

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Navigating the Interface........................................................................................................

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Modifying an .xcl Configuration File......................................................................................

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Loading an .xcl Configuration File .........................................................................................

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Device Discovery Support .....................................................................................................

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Appendix B – Programmer’s Interface for System Diagnostics.........................

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System Component Information ............................................................................................

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Using BCS to Access System Diagnostic Information.............................................................

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Splash Screen Examples ........................................................................................................

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ESD Warning

ESD Warning

To avoid ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to sensitive components, make sure you are properly grounded before touching any internal materials.

When working with any equipment manufactured with electronic devices, proper ESD grounding procedures must be followed to ensure people, products, and tools are as free of static charges as possible. Grounding straps, conductive smocks, and conductive work mats are specifically designed for this purpose.

Anyone performing field maintenance on AMX AutoPatch equipment should use an appropriate ESD field service kit complete with at least a dissipative work mat with a ground cord and a UL listed adjustable wrist strap with another ground cord. These items should not be manufactured locally, since they are generally composed of highly resistive conductive materials to safely drain static charges, without increasing an electrocution risk in the event of an accident. ESD protective equipment can be obtained from 3M™, Desco®, Richmond Technology®, Plastic Systems®, and other such vendors.

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Important Safety Information & Instructions

Important Safety Information & Instructions

When using and installing your AMX AutoPatch product, adhere to the following basic safety precautions. For more information about operating, installing, or servicing your AMX AutoPatch product, see your product documentation.

Read and understand all instructions before using and installing AMX AutoPatch products. Use the correct voltage range for your AMX AutoPatch product.

There are no user serviceable parts inside an AMX AutoPatch product; service should only be done by qualified personnel.

If you see smoke or smell a strange odor coming from your AMX AutoPatch product, turn it off immediately and call technical support.

For products with multiple power supplies in each unit, make sure all power supplies are turned on simultaneously.

Use surge protectors and/or AC line conditioners when powering AMX AutoPatch products. Only use a fuse(s) with the correct fuse rating in your enclosure.

Make sure the power outlet is close to the product and easily accessible. Make sure the product is on or attached to a stable surface.

Turn off equipment before linking pieces together, unless otherwise specified in that product’s documentation.

For safety and signal integrity, use a grounded external power source and a grounded power connector.

To avoid shock or potential ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to equipment, make sure you are properly grounded before touching components inside an AMX AutoPatch product.

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