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3. Installation

Signal Installation


The figure below illustrates a sample MatrixPRO 8x8 DVI Router system diagram. Use this figure for reference during the signal installation process.



To Ethernet devices:






• Remote MatrixPRO panels

From DVI


Encore Controller


• PC







Hub / Switch















8x8 Router


To RS-232Device:



PC / Console Port












Figure 3-2. MatrixPRO 8x8 DVI Router System Diagram (sample)

Use the following steps to install signals to/from the MatrixPRO 8x8 DVI Router:

1.Connect outputs from your available DVI sources to DVI inputs 1 through 8 on the MatrixPRO router.

2.Connect MatrixPRO router outputs 1 through 8 to DVI inputs on your selected destination devices.

3.(Optional) For Ethernet connections, a totally “local” network is recommended, without IP connections to the outside world.

a.Using an Ethernet cable, connect the MatrixPRO’s Ethernet port to an Ethernet Hub or Switch.

b.Connect Ethernet Hub or Switch to the desired peripheral Ethernet devices, such as remote MatrixPRO panels or an Encore Controller.

4.(Optional) Connect the MatrixPRO’s RS-232port to an externalRS-232device, such as a PC.

Please continue with Chapter 4, “Operation” onpage 29.

MatrixPRO • 8x8 DVI Router • User’s Guide




3. Installation

Signal Installation



MatrixPRO • 8x8 DVI Router • User’s Guide




This chapter provides detailed operating instructions for the MatrixPRO 8x8 DVI Router. The following topics are discussed:

Control Overview

Power-Up Initialization

Menu Tree

Menu System Overview

Quick Function Reference

Using the Main Menu

MatrixPRO Operating Procedures

MatrixPRO • 8x8 DVI Router • User’s Guide




4. Operation

Control Overview


There are several ways to control the MatrixPRO 8x8 DVI Router:

The front panel is available for status and control using the display, the ADJUST knob and the two “navigation” buttons (SEL andESC). These controls enable you to configure the system, to save and recall presets and to view system status.

Channel routing is performed using the front panel “Input” and “Output” buttons.

A second means of control is via the MatrixPRO 8x8 DVI Router control software. The GUI interfaces with the router via RS-232or Ethernet.

Barco manufactures an optional Remote Control Switch Panel for controlling the router remotely via Ethernet. Refer to the “Remote Control Panel User’s Guide” for details.

The unit can be controlled remotely by Barco controllers (such as Encore) or by third-partycontrollers.


After plugging in the MatrixPRO 8x8 DVI Router, locate the power switch on the back of the chassis, and turn the power ON. After a brief interval, the following actions occur:

All LEDs on the front panel light briefly.

The display shows the Main Menu.

The last state of the panel at the time of power-down(as stored innon-volatilememory) is recalled to the system.

Output 1 lights.



MatrixPRO • 8x8 DVI Router • User’s Guide