ISM 824 Retired

Modular Integration Scaling MultiSwitcher
Key Features
  • Unique modular matrix switcher that allows for simultaneous video and RGB scaling plus wideband switching in a single, compact enclosure
  • Eight available output board options:
    - Universal RGB and Video scalers - DVI, HD-SDI,
      or Analog RGB output
    - Video scaler
    - Scan converter
    - MTP Twisted Pair
    - Single output wideband
    - Dual output wideband
  • Wideband 8x8 matrix switching
  • Audio output volume adjustment and muting
  • Ethernet monitoring and control
  • RS-232 and RS-422 control port
The Extron ISM 824
Model Version Description Part #
ISM 824 Modular Scaling MultiSwitcher 60-787-01 Retired

This product has been retired.
Suggested Replacement
DTP CrossPoint 108 4K
DTP CrossPoint 86 4K
DTP CrossPoint 84 4K
DTP CrossPoint 82 4K

The Extron ISM 824 MultiSwitcher is a unique modular matrix switcher that allows for simultaneous video and RGB scaling plus wideband switching in a single, compact enclosure. It combines the powerful signal routing capabilities of an eight input, eight output, wideband matrix switcher with the versatility of four customizable outputs. The ISM 824 can be equipped with any of the eight available output boards for initial project requirements, and then upgraded at any time in the future with additional boards as system needs evolve and expand. It is ideal for applications such as boardrooms, auditoriums, and classrooms that require high-performance signal routing with flexible, on-board signal processing.

As a matrix switcher, the ISM 824 is similar in performance and features to Extron's popular CrossPoint 450 Plus Series. The ISM 824 offers eight inputs that are fully configurable from RGBHV and HDTV to composite video, and two universal, pass-through wideband outputs. The ISM 824 provides exceptional performance in the most demanding, very high resolution computer-video and audio routing systems with features such as ADSP™ - Advanced Digital Sync Processing, DSVP™ - Digital Sync Validation Processing, audio output volume control, and Ethernet control and monitoring.

Expandable and Upgradeable

With its unique, powerful expansion capability, the ISM 824 can be equipped initially with any of the output boards for a specific project, and then upgraded in the future with additional boards as system needs evolve and expand. Updates to the ISM 824 can easily be accomplished in the field without the need for factory servicing or changes to the internal hardware.

Output Expansion Board Options

Eight output expansion boards are available for the ISM 824, with the same advanced video processing technologies employed in Extron scalers, signal processors, scan converters, and twisted pair matrix switchers. The Universal RGB & Video Scaler Output Board features high performance RGB and video scaling, with upconversion and downconversion of high resolution RGB signals, as well as standard definition video signals. The Universal RGB & Video Scaler Board is available in three versions:

  • Analog - outputs RGBHV or component video with selectable rates up to WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution, as well as HDTV 1080p/60.
  • DVI - outputs selectable rates up to 1920x1200 and HDTV 1080p/60.
  • HD-SDI - outputs standard serial digital rates, including 720p 50/60, 1080i 50/60, and 1080p/24.

The Video Scaler Output Board is ideal for applications requiring video-only scaling with RGB pass-through. It scales standard definition composite video and S-video signals to a common, high resolution output rate. It offers selectable output rates from 640x480 to 1400x1050, including HDTV 1080p/60.

The Scan Converter Output Board delivers an optimized, scan-converted video output for compatibility with low resolution video monitors as well as VCRs, DVD recorders, or videoconferencing. 

The MTP Twisted Pair Universal Transmitter Board transmits video, audio, and control signals up to 600 feet (185 meters) on a single CAT 5/5e/6 or Skew-free UTP cable. Also, as a universal transmitter, it supports all input signal types in mixed-signal routing applications.

Finally, Single and Dual Output Wideband Boards are available for additional matrix switcher outputs.

Integrated Matrix Switching and Signal Processing

The ISM 824 provides optimum integration flexibility while reducing system complexity and cost. With both matrix switching and signal processing capabilities in one 3U enclosure, system configuration and set-up can be accomplished from a single location, saving installation cost and time. At the same time, control system design and programming is simplified. Additionally, the ISM 824 is ideal for locations where equipment rack space is at a premium.

Versatile Control Possibilities from a Single Location

All features and functions of the ISM 824, including those of any installed output boards, are fully accessible from the front panel, as well as through the RS-232 and Ethernet ports. The ISM 824 thus offers versatile control functionality for managing all source distribution and signal processing within an AV system.

Features

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
  ISM HDSDI Universal Video & RGB Scaler Output Board with HD-SDI Output for ISM 824
  ISM RGB Universal Video & RGB Scaler Output Board with Analog RGB Output for ISM 824
  ISM VS Video Scaler Output Board with RGB Pass-Through for ISM 824
  ISM SC Video Scan Converter Output Board with Video Transcoder for ISM 824
  ISM 1WB Single Output Wideband Board with 5 BNC Connectors for ISM 824
  ISM 2WB Dual Output Wideband Board with 15-pin HD Connectors for ISM 824

Specifications

ISM 824
Video
   Routing 8 x 2 matrix up to 8 x 8 matrix, depending on model and configuration
   Gain Unity (outputs 1 and 2)
   Bandwidth 450 MHz (-3 dB), fully loaded (main unit, outputs 1 and 2)
350 MHz (-3 dB) for wideband single/dual boards
   Crosstalk -80 dB @ 1 MHz, -62 dB @ 10 MHz, -52 dB @ 30 MHz (outputs 1 and 2)
   Switching speed 200 ns (max.) (outputs 1 and 2)
Video input — main unit
   Number/signal type 8 RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, HDTV component video (interlaced or progressive), S-video, composite video
   Connectors 8 x 5 female BNC
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.5 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset at unity gain
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 108 kHz
   Vertical frequency 50 Hz to 120 Hz
   Return loss <-30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 1.0 V
Sync — main unit
   Input type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, bi-level or tri-level for component video
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, bi-level or tri-level for component video (follows input) (outputs 1 and 2)
   Standards NTSC 3.58, PAL
   Input level 0.5 V to 5.0 Vp-p, 4.0 Vp-p normal
   Output level AGC to TTL: 4.0 V to 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
   Input impedance 510 ohms
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Max. input voltage 5.0 Vp-p
   Max. propagation delay 15 ns, input channel to channel
   Max. rise/fall time 4 ns
   Polarity Positive or negative (follows input)
Video processing — ISM RGB
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 13.5 MHz standard (video), 162 MHz standard (RGB)
   Colors 16.78 million
Video output — ISM RGB scaled output
   Number/signal type 1 scaled or pass-through RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, HD YUV component video
   Connectors 1 x 5 female BNC
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 0.7 Vp-p for RGB 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p for component video and G of RGsB
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Scaled resolution 640x4801,2,3,4,5,6, 800x6001,2,3,4,5,6, 852x4801,2,3,4,5, 1024x7681,2,3,4, 1024x8521,2,3,4, 1024x10241,2,3, 1280x7681,2,3,4, 1280x8001,2,  1280x10241,2,3, 1360x7651,2,3, 1360x7681,2,3, 1365x10241,2, 1366x7681,2,3, 1400x10501,2, 1440x9002,7, 1600x12001,2, 1680x10502, 1920x12002
HDTV: 480p2,8, 576p1,5, 720p1,2,8, 1080p1,2,8, 1080i1,2,8, 1080p Sharp
1 = at 50 Hz, 8 = at 59.94 Hz, 2 = at 60 Hz, 3 = at 72 Hz, 7 = at 75 Hz, 4 = at 96 Hz, 5 = at 100 Hz 6 = at 120 Hz
Sync — ISM RGB
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
Bi-level or tri-level on Y, R-Y, B-Y channels (component video)
   Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
   Output level TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Polarity Positive or negative (switch selectable)
Video processing — ISM VS
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color: 13.5 MHz standard (video)
   Colors 16.78 million
Video output — ISM VS scaled output
   Number/signal type 1 scaled RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, HD YUV component video
   Connectors 1 x 5 female BNC
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of component video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Scaled resolution 640x4801,2, 800x6001,2, 852x4801,2, 1024x7681,2, 1280x7681,2, 1280x10241,2, 1360x7651,2, 1360x7681,2, 1365x10241,2, 1366x7681,2, 1400x10501,2
 HDTV: 480p2, 576p1, 720p1,2, 1080p1,2, and 1080i1,2
1
= at 50 Hz, 2 = at 60 Hz
Sync — ISM VS
   Input type Pass-through RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB
Bi-level on Y, R-Y, B-Y channels (component video)
   Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
   Output level TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Max. input voltage 5.0 Vp-p
   Max. propagation delay 30 ns (RGB pass-through)
Video output — wideband outputs:
   • Main unit outputs 1 and 2 (pass-through)  
   • ISM 1WB single-output wideband board 
   • ISM 2WB dual-output wideband board 
   Number/signal type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, HDTV component video (progressive/interlaced), S-video, composite video (follows input type)
   Connectors 
      Wideband (main unit) 2 x 5 female BNC
      ISM 1WB 1 x 5 female BNC
      ISM 2WB 2 female 15-pin HD
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y or component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.3 for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 0.7 Vp-p (follows input)
Video processing — ISM DVI
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 13.5 MHz standard (video), 162 MHz standard (RGB)
   Colors 16.78 million
Video output — ISM DVI scaled output
   Number/signal type 1 scaled DVI-D
   Connector 1 female DVI-D
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Scaled resolution 640x4804,5,6, 800x6004,5,6, 852x4804,5,6, 1024x7684,5,6, 1024x8524,5,6, 1024x10244,5,6, 1280x7684,5,6, 1280x8004,5, 1280x10244,5,6, 1360x7654,5,6, 1365x7684,5,6, 1365x10244,5,6, 1366x7684,5,6, 1400x10504,5, 1440x9005,7, 1600x12004,5, 1680x10505, 1920x12005
HDTV: 480p5,8, 576p4, 720p4,5,8, 1080i4,5,8, 1080p1,2,3,4,5,8, 1080p Sharp
1 = 24 Hz, 8 = at 59.94 Hz, 2 = 25 Hz, 3 = 30 Hz, 4 = 50 Hz, 5 = 60 Hz, 6 = 72 Hz, 7 = 75 Hz
Video processing — ISM HDSDI
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 13.5 MHz standard (video), 162 MHz standard (RGB)
   Colors 16.78 million
Video output — ISM HDSDI scaled outputs
   Number/signal type 1 scaled HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M)
   Connector 1 female BNC
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Scaled resolution 720p1,2,3,4,5,6, 1080i4,5,6, 1080p1,2,3
1 = 24 Hz, 2 = 25 Hz, 3 = 30 Hz, 4 = 50 Hz, 5 = 59.94 Hz, 6 = 60 Hz
Video — ISM MTP UT 4DA
   Gain Unity
Video output — ISM MTP UT 4DA
   Number/signal type 4 sets of proprietary analog signals
   Connectors 4 female RJ-45
   Maximum resolution 1920x1200
Video — ISM SC
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color; 13.5 MHz standard (video), 162 MHz standard (RGB)
   Colors 16.78 million
   Horizontal filtering 4 levels
   Flicker filtering 4 levels
Video output — ISM SC
   Number/signal type 1 NTSC/PAL RGsB, component video (with bi-level sync), or S-video
1 NTSC/PAL composite video
   Connectors 3 female BNC
1 female BNC
   Nominal levels 1 Vp-p for Y or component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB and for R-Y and B-Y of component video
0.3 for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.0 V to 1.0 Vp-p (follows input)
   Impedance 75 ohms
Sync — ISM SC
   Output type RGsB, bi-level for component video
   Standards NTSC 3.58, PAL
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Output level NTSC or PAL standard levels
Audio — main unit
   Gain Unbalanced output: -6 dB
Balanced output: 0 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
   THD + Noise 0.03% @ 1 kHz at nominal level, 0 dB gain
   S/N >90 dB, at maximum rated output drive
   Crosstalk <80 dB @ 1 kHz, fully loaded
   Stereo channel separation >90 dB @ 1 kHz
   CMRR >75 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Audio — ISM MTP UT 4DA
   Number/signal type 4 sets of proprietary signals
   Connectors 4 female RJ-45 (shared with video)
   Gain Unbalanced output: 0 dB (unity; balanced output: +6 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±1 dB
   THD + Noise 0.15% @ 1 kHz, 0.3% @ 20 kHz at nominal level
   S/N >70 dB at maximum output (unweighted)
   CMRR <-43 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Audio input — main unit
   Number/signal type 8 stereo, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors (8) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
   Impedance >10k ohms, balanced/unbalanced, DC coupled
   Nominal level +4 dBu (1.23 V), -10 dBV (316 mV)
   Maximum level +19.5 dBu, (balanced or unbalanced) at 1% THD+N
   Input gain adjustment -18 dB to +24 dB
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output — main unit
   Number/signal type 2 (base model, upgradeable to 8) stereo, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors (2, upgradeable to 8) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Gain error ±0.5 dB channel to channel
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) >+21 dBu balanced or >+15 dBu unbalanced at 1% THD+N
   Maximum level (600 ohm) >+15 dBu, balanced or unbalanced, at stated 1% THD+N
   Output volume range 0 to 64 (-64 dB to 0 dB) increments from steps 1 through 64
Control/remote — switcher
   Serial host control port 1 rear panel RS-232 or RS-422, female 9-pin D connector
1 front panel RS-232 2.5 mm mini stereo jack
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Serial control pin configurations
      9-pin D connector RS-232: 2 = TX, 3 = RX, 5 = GND
RS-422: 2 = TX-, 3 = RX-, 5 = GND, 7 = TX+, 8 = RX+
      2.5 mm mini stereo jack RS-232: tip = TX, ring = RX, sleeve = GND
   Ethernet control port 1 female RJ-45 connector
   Ethernet data rate 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
   Ethernet protocol ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, HTTP, Telnet
   Default settings Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
IP address = 192.168.254.254
Subnet mask = 255.255.0.0
Gateway = 0.0.0.0
DHCP = off
   Program control Extron control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® ver. 6 or higher, Netscape Navigator, Telnet
Control/remote — ISM MTP UT 4DA (pass-through)
   Serial control 4 RS-232 on (2) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 3 pole:
2 bidirectional (via outputs 1 and 3), 2 unidirectional (via outputs 2 and 4)
   Serial control pin configuration 1 = TX, 2 = RX, 3 = GND
   Baud rates Up to 38400 bps at up to 600' (183 m) (Higher data rates and distances are possible. Performance will vary based on baud rate and cable length.)
   Protocol Data bits = 5 - 8
Stop bits = 1 or 2
Parity = odd, even, none
Flow control = XON, XOFF, none
    NOTE     Protocol is mirrored between the transmitter board and the receiver.
General
   Power 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 75 watts, internal
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Fan, left to right (as viewed from the front panel)
   Mounting 
      Rack mount Yes
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 5.25" H x 17.5" W x 11.2" D (3U high, full rack wide)
(13.3 cm H x 44.4 cm W x 28.4 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors and knobs. Width excludes rack ears.)
   Product weight 
      Main unit 14 lbs (6.3 kg)
      Optional boards 0.5 lbs (0.3 kg)
   Shipping weight 
      Main unit 21 lbs (10 kg)
      Optional boards 1 lb (1 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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