Imagine this scenario: you're off-site, but you need to monitor the activities of your matrix switching system. How would you do that?
CrossPoint Plus Series Matrix Switchers
If you've installed an Extron CrossPoint Plus Matrix Switcher, then you can take advantage of its innovative Digital Sync Validation Processing (DSVP) feature.
DSVP verifies active sources by scanning all RGBS and RGBHV inputs for active sync signals. DSVP then transmits the horizontal and vertical scan rate information to you via any type of control system using RS-232/422 commands. This is useful for remote monitoring and diagnostics of the CrossPoint Plus and its sources.
CrossPoint Plus Series
For applications that require uncompromised video bandwidth, Extron's CrossPoint Plus Series Matrix Switchers combine the most popular features of the original CrossPoint Series with these newly added features: 450 MHz (-3dB), minimum, ultra-wideband video bandwidth; DSVP; front panel I/O label windows; view I/O mode; I/O grouping; audio attenuation/gain; channel to channel isolation; front panel security lock-out; and Triple-Action Switching™.
|Using RS-232 communications, the matrix switcher can send the DSVP information to either a third-party
control system's touch panel or a software program accessed through a PC or Web site.
The cost-effective, high performance CrossPoint Plus Series Matrix Switchers are ideal for ultra wideband, analog high-resolution computer-video applications routing RGsB, RGBS, or RGBHV video signals, HDTV, component video, S-video, composite video, and/or stereo audio. This series is available in the following fixed configurations: 8 x 4, 8 x 8, 12 x 4, 12 x 8, 16 x 8, and 16 x 16. Each I/O size is available as two different models: "HV" models for switching signals up to RGBHV and "HVA" models for switching signals up to RGBHV and two channel stereo audio (balanced or unbalanced).
Designed for resolutions from 1280 x 1024 and up, the CrossPoint Plus Series maintains original signal integrity with its minimum 450 MHz (-3dB) video bandwidth, fully loaded. Each input and output is individually isolated and buffered. These input(s) can be switched to any one or all outputs with virtually no crosstalk or signal noise between channels.
Each input and output can be labeled with names, alphanumeric characters, or even color bitmaps for easy and intuitive input and output selection. It's easy to label the front panel I/O buttons; just use any Brother P-Touch labeler or Extron's label software, which ships with every Extron matrix switcher. For added convenience, the view I/O mode allows you to easily see which individual inputs and outputs are actively connected. This mode is available from the front panel or through RS-232/422.
To make installation and control even easier, I/O grouping allows the matrix to be virtually divided into smaller sub-switchers. This feature allows specific outputs—such as those designated for a specific video format—to be grouped together for convenient wiring and switching. And to save time, the CrossPoint Plus Series provides global presets, which are individual I/O configurations. These allow you to set up I/O configurations and recall them from memory for future use. Use either the front panel or RS-232/422 to save and recall your global presets.
Sources with different output levels aren't a problem when using a CrossPoint Plus "HVA" model. "HVA" models allow you to set the level of audio gain or attenuation (-15dB to +9dB) via RS- 232/422 or from the front panel. Adjust the individual input audio levels accordingly, to eliminate the noticeable volume differences between sources.
The CrossPoint Plus "HVA" models also offer audio follow or breakaway switching from the front panel or RS-232/422. Audio follow is the capability to switch an audio signal with its corresponding video signal. This feature allows any audio signal to be switched with any video signal simultaneously to one or more outputs in any combination. Audio breakaway is the capability to break away an audio signal from its corresponding video signal. Audio breakaway is often used when the audio and video sources comprising a presentation are not generated by the same source.
|The CrossPoint Plus allows you to adjust the audio gain/attenuation for each input, so value
levels are consistent across all sources
Controlling any system is easy with the CrossPoint Plus. Front panel buttons and RS-232/422 control are available. The QuickSwitch Front Panel Controller (QS-FPC™) allows for touch-of-a-button input and output selection. With Extron's QuickSwitch technology, there is no need to conquer a steep learning curve when mastering the I/O routing control of a matrix switcher. The intuitive QS-FPC uses a tactile front panel button for each input and output. For any routing changes, just push a button to select or deselect its input source or output destination. Extron's Simple Instruction Set™ is provided for RS-232 control via
Extron's Windows-based control/virtualization software or a third-party control system. For RS-232/422 remote control from a PC, Extron ships our Windows-based control software with every matrix switcher. This icon-driven software uses a graphical, drag- and-drop interface to make I/O configuration and other customization functions simple and convenient. It also offers an emulation mode for configuration of an off-site matrix switcher. You can then save the I/O configuration for future downloading to the matrix switcher, which also saves time and costs during the install.
Additional remote control convenience may be provided by the MKP 1000 remote keypad and/or the MCP 1000 remote control panel. Both remote control options are easy to use and provide tactile buttons for quick selection. Use an MCP 1000 for one-button switching to a particular output and selecting global presets, or use an MKP 1000 to select a different input or preset.
The CrossPoint Plus Series provides excellent isolation between channels and extremely low electromagnetic emissions. This security feature is perfect for minimizing signal leakage in high security or government environments.
If a CrossPoint Plus Series Matrix Switcher is installed in an unsecured environment, you can take advantage of the executive mode (security lock-out) option. While in the executive mode, a special button combination is required to operate the front panel controller. This feature restricts access to users who know the security passcode, so unauthorized and/or inexperienced users can't change any of the settings.
Extron's exclusive Triple-Action Switching, also known as RGB delay, eliminates glitches during switching. Triple-Action Switching mutes the output to the display when the matrix switcher switches to a new source.
Each CrossPoint Plus Series Matrix Switcher is housed in a rack-mountable, 19" wide enclosure, and the 100-240 volt, auto-switchable, internal power supply provides worldwide power compatibility.
The CrossPoint Plus Series offers off-the-shelf, in-stock, single-box solutions to routing applications requiring uncompromised video bandwidth. When the best matrix for your particular application is required, the CrossPoint Plus Series delivers the highest performance and most cost-effective solution.
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