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To ensure trouble-freeoperation, please follow all procedures as listed below:

For installation instructions, refer to Chapter 3, “Installation” onpage 23.

For operating instructions, refer to Chapter 4, “Operation” onpage 29 andChapter 5, “GUI Installation and Operation” on pagepage 53.

Should you have any questions regarding the installation or operation of the MatrixPRO 8x8 DVI Router, please consult with the factory. Refer to Appendix C, “Contact Information” onpage 101 for contact information.


The following conventions are used throughout this guide:

The symbol denotes an operations procedure.

The symbol S denotes an example.

Entries written in bold-facecapital letters denote physical buttons or chassis connectors.

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About the MatrixPRO 8x8 DVI Router


The MatrixPRO=8x8 DVI Router is a DVI crosspoint switch supporting resolutions ranging from VGA (640x480) to UXGA (1600x1200x60) — including all HDTV resolutions. Any input can be routed to any combination of the 8 outputs. The unit is housed in a 2RU chassis and is configured as an 8x8 router.

There are three ways that you can control the router:

Via front panel buttons and the integral menu display.

Via the interactive Control GUI, which is accessed through the rear panel’s Ethernet connector.

Via the Encore Controller.

Note that user interface and system firmware upgrades can be installed in the field via the system’s rear panel Ethernet and RS-232connections.


The MatrixPRO=8x8 DVI Router includes the following features:

Front panel or GUI control.


Input grouping, enabling you to create sub-groupsof inputs and outputs.

Integrated test pattern generator.

For the selected output, “RGB Mute” feature blanks the output video while leaving sync signals running to the monitor.

Input EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) control on a per-channelbasis.

Input cable equalization control on a per-channelbasis.

Menu-basedsetup and function selection.

Save and recall setups.

Reclocking TMDS (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling) functionality ensures clean output signals.

Supports resolutions from VGA (640x480) to UXGA (1600x1200x60), including all HD resolutions (e.g., such as 1920x1080).

Supports input cable lengths up to 20 meters, using high quality DVI cables.


Signal quality cannot be guaranteed for cable lengths of 20


meters if lower quality DVI cables are used, or if cable


extenders are used.



Vertical interval switching mode, with selectable input channel lock source. Local or external control via Ethernet or RS-232.

Optional remote switching panels via Ethernet communications.



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