Extron electronic FOX 4G TX-RX VGA, 4G TX-RX User Manual

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PowerCage FOX 4G Tx/Rx DVI and VGA Setup Guide

This guide provides instructions for an experienced installer to set up and operate the Extron®

FOX 4G Tx/Rx DVI and PowerCage FOX 4G Tx/Rx VGA fiber optic video and audio extenders.

NOTES: PowerCage transmitters (Txs) can output signals to any PowerCage Fox 4G,

FOXBOX 4G, or FOX 500 VGA or DVI device.

PowerCage receivers (Rxs) can accept signals from any PowerCage 4G,

FOXBOX 4G, or FOX 500 VGA or DVI device.

Installation

Step 1 — Mounting

Install the Tx, Rx, or both in PowerCage enclosures as required.

NOTES: • PowerCage boards are hot-swappable.

Ensure the boards are flush with the rear of the enclosure and the screws tightened securely before applying power.

Step 2 — Input and Output Connections

a.Connect an RGB or DVI video source to the Input connector on the transmitter.

b.Connect an RGB or DVI display to the Output connector on the receiver.

RGB

DVI

16 available single board slots or

8 double board slots

Power

 

FOX

3G HD

INPUT

 

 

Po

 

Supply

Po

2G

Tx Rx

C

 

FOX

 

 

 

Screws

 

 

 

e

 

 

 

werCagRGB

 

 

 

Po4G RX

 

 

 

FOX

 

 

 

FIBER

Tx Rx

ALARM

12

 

 

REMOTE

TxRx

 

 

TxRx

232RS-

 

RS-232

OVER

R

 

 

 

LAUDIO

 

OUTPUT

RGB

c.Connect a balanced or unbalanced, stereo or mono audio

input to the transmitter via the Audio Input captive screw connector and

a balanced or unbalanced stereo or mono audio device to the receiver via the Audio Output captive screw connector. See the drawing below.

Tip

L

Tip

L

Sleeve

Ring

 

 

Tip

 

Sleeve (s)

 

R

Tip

R

Sleeve

Ring

 

 

Do not tin the wires!

Unbalanced Stereo Input

Balanced Stereo Input

Tip

L

Tip

L

NO GROUND HERE.

Ring

 

 

Sleeve(s)

 

Sleeve(s)

 

Tip

R

Tip

R

NO GROUND HERE.

Ring

 

 

Unbalanced Stereo Output

Balanced Stereo Output

CAUTION: For unbalanced audio, connect the sleeves to the ground contact. DO NOT connect the sleeves to the negative (-) contacts).

d.If you want the PowerCage FOX 4G units to pass serial data or control signals, such as for serial control of a projector, connect the master device to the transmitter and the slave device to the receiver via the first three poles of the RS-232 Over Fiber captive screw connectors on both units.

RS-232

OVER FIBER

Tx Rx

NOTE: For RS-232 responses (from the receiver to the transmitter), you must install the cable in step 2d and leave the receiver in normal configuration.

e.For serial control of the transmitter and receiver, connect a host device, such as a computer, to the Remote RS-232 port on either unit via three poles (Tx, Rx, and _) of the Remote RS-232/Alarm 5-pole captive screw connector on either unit. The protocol for these ports is as follows:

REMOTE RS-232 ALARM

Tx Rx

1

2

9600 baud

no parity

• 8 data bits

1 stop bit

no flow control

 

Refer to the PowerCage FOX 4G Tx/Rx User Guide for detailed information about using the Simple Instruction Set (SIS™) commands and the Windows®-based FOX Extender program to set up and operate the transmitter and receiver and to take advantage of the various adjustments and test patterns available on the PowerCage FOX 4G units.

f.For remote monitoring of the status of the Rx optical link on either the transmitter or receiver, connect a locally constructed or obtained device to the two Alarm poles of the Remote RS-232/Alarm 5-pole captive screw connector on that unit. The two poles are shorted together when no light is detected.

REMOTE RS-232 ALARM

Tx Rx 1 2

1

PowerCage FOX 4G Tx/Rx DVI and VGA Setup Guide (Continued)

Step 3 — Throughput Connections

NOTE: See the two fiber cable connection drawings below. You can connect the transmitter and one or more receivers

in one of three ways:

One way (transmitter to receiver) only, perform step 3a.

Two way (transmitter to receiver and return), perform steps 3a and 3b.

One way (transmitter to receiver) with daisy chain (receiver to receiver), perform steps 3a and 3c.

a.Connect the fiber between the Tx port on the transmitter and the Rx port on the receiver.

b.If you want the receiver to send return serial data (such as responses from a controlled device) to the transmitter, connect a cable between the receiver’s Tx and transmitter’s Rx ports.

c.If you want a receiver to daisy chain the optical signal to another receiver (up to 10 receivers in a daisy chain):

Connect the receiver’s Tx fiber cable to Rx on another receiver.

Set each receiver to daisy chain mode. See Normal and Daisy Chain Modes, below.

 

3a

Receiver

 

 

 

Rx

 

Rx

From Transmitter

 

3c

Tx

 

Tx

or Daisy-Chained

 

 

 

Receiver

Receiver

 

 

 

 

Tx Rx

Transmitter

3a and

3b

Receiver Tx Rx

Step 4 — PowerCage Configuration Port

If desired, connect a host device to PowerCage enclosure Configuration connector via the 9-pin D to 2.5 mm mini jack TRS RS-232 cable that is included with the PowerCage enclosure or available separately using part #70-335-01. Repeatedly press the Comm Select button until the Comm LED lights for the slot where the transmitter or receiver is installed. The protocol for this port is as follows:

9600 baud

no parity

• 8 data bits

1 stop bit

no flow control

 

Refer to the PowerCage FOX 4G Tx/Rx User Guide for detailed information about using the SIS commands and the Windows®-based FOX Extender program to set up and operate the transmitter and receiver and to take advantage of the various adjustments and test patterns available on the PowerCage FOX 4G units.

Operation

 

1

COMM

COMM

SELECT

POWER

CONFIG

ALARM

 

Comm Comm Configuration

LED Select Port

Button

After all receivers, the transmitter, and their connected devices are powered up, the system is fully operational. If any problems are encountered, verify that the cables are routed and connected properly and that all display devices have identical resolutions and refresh rates. If your problems persist, call the Extron S3 Sales & Technical Support Hotline at the number shown below that is closest to you.

Normal and Daisy Chain Modes

The receiver operates on one of two modes:

Normal mode — The receiver outputs RS-232 and SIS commands and responses on its Tx LC connector.

Daisy chain mode — The receiver daisy chains its Rx connector input through to its Tx connector output.

Use SIS commands issued to the connected unit to toggle between normal and daisy chain modes. Connect a PC to the Remote RS-232 port of either unit or to the Configuration port on the PowerCage enclosure and issue the following command:

66*0*n# where:

n = 2 = enable daisy chain mode

n = 1 or 0 = disable daisy chain mode

NOTE: Up to 10 receivers, each in daisy chain mode, can be connected in a daisy chain to a single transmitter.

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