MPX 866 A Retired

Media Presentation Matrix Switcher
Key Features
  • 300 MHz (-3 dB) RGB video bandwidth, fully loaded, for VGA
  • 150 MHz (-3 dB) video bandwidth for composite video and S-video
  • Composite video and S-video transcoding
  • High quality video decoder with time base stabilization
  • Two RS-232 control ports
The Extron MPX 866 A
Model Version Description Part #
MPX 866 A Media Presentation Matrix Switcher 60-825-01 Retired

This product has been retired.

The MPX 866 A is a media presentation matrix switcher that combines three switchers in a single, compact enclosure: an 8x6 VGA switcher; a 6x6 composite video and S-video switcher; and a 14x6 audio switcher. The MPX 866 A provides outputs to match the VGA, S-video, and composite video inputs found on many projectors and flat panel displays. To simplify video signal routing, the MPX 866 A is capable of encoding S-video to composite video and decoding composite video to S-video. The MPX 866 A provides an ideal, one-box solution for many presentation systems or divisible-room applications, where multiple displays or a variety of room configurations must be supported.

VGA Switcher

As an 8x6 VGA switcher, the MPX 866 A features 300 MHz (-3 dB) RGB video bandwidth, fully loaded. This ensures that the MPX 866 A delivers exceptionally high performance when routing high resolution computer-video. All inputs and outputs are on female 15-pin HD connectors. The VGA switcher is compatible with RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, and component analog video formats.

Composite Video and S-Video Switcher

The 6x6 video switcher integrated into the MPX 866 A offers 150 MHz (-3 dB) video bandwidth, fully loaded. All inputs and outputs are on female BNC connectors. Two inputs are configured for composite video only while four of the inputs can accept composite video or S-video.

When switching between video inputs, vertical interval switching is possible for smooth, seamless transitions between synchronous video sources. Two outputs are configured for encoding S-video to composite video while the other two outputs will decode composite video to S-video. The video switcher is compatible with NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, and SECAM video standards.

Audio Switcher

The MPX 866 A also includes a 14x6 audio switcher, with all inputs and outputs on captive screw connectors. Audio can be switched independently from any video group. The MPX 866 A supports both audio follow video and audio breakaway modes. Full adjustment of both audio input gain and attenuation and audio output volume and muting is available via the front panel, RS-232, or Ethernet.

All audio adjustments can be saved when the unit is shut down. When the switcher is powered back up, it recalls the last configuration and the saved audio settings are restored. The advanced audio capabilities of the MPX 866 A facilitate system integration by eliminating the need for separate audio preamplifiers in many system designs, which, in turn, contributes to an overall savings in equipment expense.

Front Panel and Control Options

The MPX 866 A is equipped with both primary and secondary RS-232 serial ports for divided room applications. An RS-232 configuration port is featured on the front panel of the MPX 866 A to enable easy configuration without having to access the switcher's rear panel. The MPX 866 A also features an integrated, high performance Web server that provides technical support personnel with the ability to receive service and failure messages through an e-mail-enabled cell phone, PDA, pager, or e-mail account.

Features

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Specifications

MPX 866 A
Video
   Routing 
      RGB/VGA 8 x 6 matrix
      S-video/composite video 6 x 6 matrix
   Gain Unity
   Bandwidth 
      RGB/VGA 300 MHz (-3 dB), fully loaded
      S-video/composite video 150 MHz (-3 dB), fully loaded
         0 - 10 MHz No more than +0.1 dB to -0.1 dB
         0 - 30 MHz No more than +0.1 dB to -0.5 dB
   Differential phase error 1.0° at 3.58 MHz and 4.43 MHz
   Differential gain error 1.0% at 3.58 MHz and 4.43 MHz
   Crosstalk 
      RGB/VGA <-50 dB @ 10 MHz, <-30 dB @ 100 MHz
      S-video/composite video -50 dB @ 5 MHz
   Switching speed 100 ms (max.)
Video input
   Number/signal type 
      RGB/VGA 8 VGA-QXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, component video (bi-level or tri-level sync), S-video, or composite video
      S-video/composite video Up to 4 S-video and 2 composite video
or
6 composite video
   Connectors 
      RGB/VGA 8 female 15-pin HD
      S-video/composite video 4 x 2 female BNC for S-video or composite video (inputs 11 to 14) and
2 x 1 female BNC for composite video or genlock only (inputs 9 and 10)
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of S-video and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for RGB
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 
      RGB/VGA Analog: 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p with no offset
      S-video/composite video Analog: 0.5 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency (RGB) 15 kHz to 145 kHz
   Vertical frequency (RGB) 30 Hz to 170 Hz
   Return loss 
      RGB/VGA <-40 dB @ 5 MHz
      S-video/composite video <-30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset (max. allowable, S-video or composite video)
    1.5 V
   External sync (genlock, S-video or composite video)
    0.3 V to 0.4 Vp-p
Video output
   Number/signal type 
      RGB/VGA 6 VGA-QXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, component video (b-level or tri-level sync), S-video, or composite video (follows input type)
      S-video/composite video 2 S-video, 2 S-video or composite video, and 2 composite video
   Connectors 
      RGB/VGA 6 female 15-pin HD
      S-video/composite video 2 x 2 female BNC for S-video only (outputs 9 and 10)
2 x 2 female BNC for S-video or composite video pass-through (outputs 11 and 12)
2 x 1 female BNC for composite video only (outputs 7 and 8)
   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 
      RGB/VGA Analog: 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p with no offset (follows input)
      S-video/composite video Analog: 0.0 V to 2.0 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss 
      RGB/VGA -40 dB @ 5 MHz
      S-video/composite video -30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset 
      S-video/composite video ±5 mV with input at 0 offset
      VGA ±10 mV with input at 0 offset
   Switching type 
      RGB/VGA Triple-Action
      S-video/composite video Vertical interval
Sync
   Input type (VGA group) RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
   Output type (VGA group) RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs (follows input)
   Genlock connector 1 female BNC (video input 9)
   Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
   Input level 1.9 V to 5.0 Vp-p
   Output level TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated for RGBHV, RGBS
   Input impedance 510 ohms
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Max. input voltage 5.0 Vp-p
   Max. propagation delay 30 ns
   Max. rise/fall time 4 ns
   Polarity Positive or negative (follows input)
Audio
   Routing 14 x 6 stereo matrix
   Gain Unbalanced output: -6 dB; balanced output: 0 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.05 dB
   THD + Noise 0.03% @ 1 kHz, 0.3% @ 20 kHz at nominal level
   S/N >85 dB, balanced, at maximum output (21 dBu) (unweighted)
   Crosstalk <-120 dB @ 1 kHz, fully loaded
   Stereo channel separation >80 dB @ 1 kHz
   CMRR >75 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz
   Volume range -76 dB to 0 dB (volume numbers 0 to 64 in 1.0 dB steps)
    NOTE     Full attenuation is volume level 0, -98 dB. The default is -0 dB, volume level 64.
Audio input
   Number/signal type 14 stereo, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors (14) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
   Impedance >25k ohms unbalanced, 50k ohms balanced, DC coupled
   Nominal level -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
   Maximum level +20 dBu, (balanced or unbalanced) at 1% THD+N
   Input gain adjustment –18 dB to +24 dB, adjustable per input by RS-232, Ethernet, or front panel
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output
   Number/signal type 6 stereo, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors (6) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Gain error ±0.1 dB channel to channel
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) >+20 dBu, balanced or unbalanced at 1% THD+N
Control/remote — switcher
   Serial host control port (2) RS-232: 2 rear panel 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 3 pole;
1 front panel 2.5mm stereo mini jack (in parallel with the rear panel secondary port)
   Baud rate and protocol 9600 baud; 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
   Serial control pin configurations Captive screw connectors: 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = GND
Mini stereo jack: tip = Tx, ring = Rx, sleeve = GND
   Ethernet host 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, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, 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
   Web server Up to 200 simultaneous sessions
1 MB nonvolatile user memory
   Program control Extron control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
Microsoft® Internet Explorer ver. 6 or higher, Telnet
General
   Power 100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 15 watts, internal
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +104 °F (0 to +40 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Convection, vents on left and right
   Mounting 
      Rack mount Yes
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 3.5" H x 17.0" W x 9.4" D (2U high, full rack wide)
8.9 cm H x 43.2 cm W x 23.9 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors.  Width excludes rack ears.)
   Product weight 15 lbs (6.8 kg)
   Shipping weight 25 lbs (12 kg)
   Vibration ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, c-UL, UL
      Compliances CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
   Warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(8.0-121610-D5)

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