DMS 1600 and DMS 3600

Modular DVI Matrix Switchers
Key Features
  • Available in I/O sizes from 4x4 to 16x16 or 36x36, depending on the DMS Matrix Switcher Frame selected
  • Modular and field-upgradeable design
  • Choice of DMS DVI or Fiber Matrix I/O boards
  • Supports data rates to 4.95 Gbps - 1.65 Gbps per color
  • EDID Minder® automatically manages EDID communication between connected devices
  • Ethernet monitoring and control
The Extron DMS 1600 and DMS 3600
Model Version Description Part #
 DMS 1600 Frame 4U, 4-Slot Frame 60-1091-01
 DMS 3600 Frame 8U, 9-Slot Frame 60-1092-01
 DMS Matrix Blank Plate Blank Plate - Single I/O Slot 70-841-01
 Power Supply Kit DMS 1600 Power Supply Kit 70-710-02
 Power Supply Kit FOX 14400 & DMS 3600 Power Supply Kit 70-772-01
 Replacement Fan Kit DMS 1600 Fan Kit 70-709-02
 Replacement Fan Kit FOX 7200, 14400, 320x & DMS 3600 Fan Kit 70-814-01

The Extron DMS Series Modular DVI Matrix Switchers represent a new level of matrix switching for DVI. They combine the simplicity and reliability of a fixed I/O matrix switcher with the convenience and flexibility of a modular matrix switcher. DMS Series matrix switchers accept any combination of available DMS DVI or DMS Fiber matrix boards. Input and output boards are available in 4-port input, 4-port output, and 4x4 I/O versions, providing various I/O size combinations with sizes from 4x4 to 36x36, depending on the DMS Matrix Switcher Frame selected. The DMS Series is ideal for a wide range of applications that require routing of high-resolution DVI digital video signals without copy protection.

The DMS Series provides substantial flexibility, expandability, and affordability by allowing the user to select the configuration required for the applications. DMS DVI and DMS Fiber matrix boards can be mixed-and-matched within a single DMS frame to support a wide variety of matrix switching system designs. Matrix boards may be added at any time for easy and quick upgradeability or expansion.

DMS Series Frames are available in sizes to fit I/O combinations from 4x4 to 36x36. For applications requiring a compact enclosure size with a single, fixed power supply, the DMS 2000 and DMS 3200 frames support I/O configurations up to 20x20 or 32x32, respectively. For mission critical, 24/7 applications that require dual AC power inputs and hot-swappable power supplies, the DMS 1600 and DMS 3600 frames support I/O configurations up to 16x16 or 36x36, respectively. All four DMS frames accept any combination of the available DMS DVI and Fiber Matrix Boards.

DMS Series DVI Matrix Boards feature automatic cable equalization for all inputs and output reclocking for each DVI output. This reduces the need for additional signal conditioning equipment by compensating for weak source signals or signal loss when using long input cable assemblies. Automatic output reclocking restores signal integrity for improved performance. Signals are reshaped and the timing is restored to allow for transmission over long DVI cables. Additionally, the matrix switchers provide +5 VDC, 250 mA on the DVI outputs for powering external peripheral devices.

DMS Series Fiber Matrix Boards are compatible with Extron DFX Series DVI extenders and can support transmitted distances of up to 300 meters (984 feet) on one multimode fiber. These boards utilize standard LC connectors, which provide reliable physical connectivity and precise fiber core alignment, and allow the use of low-cost, widely available pre-terminated cables.

To enhance and simplify integration of DVI-equipped sources and displays, the DMS Series matrix switchers feature EDID Minder, which automatically manages EDID communication between all connected input sources. EDID Minder allows the EDID from any of the displays, or pre-stored selectable EDID information, to be assigned to any input. By maintaining continuous EDID communication with all sources, EDID Minder ensures that all DVI sources power up at the proper resolution, and maintain their video outputs whether or not they are actively connected to the digital display devices through the matrix switcher’s outputs.

The DMS Series DVI Matrix Switchers are ideal for various commercial, medical, military, and government environments where distribution of high resolution, digital video signals is needed, and a fully digital pathway is essential to maintain the highest possible image quality, from multiple sources to multiple displays.