MTP U R A Retired

Universal MTP Twisted Pair Receiver for VGA, Video, and Audio
Key Features
  • Receives RGBHV, component video, S-video, composite video, and audio over a single CATx cable
  • Automatically routes incoming MTP signal to appropriate connectors
  • Compatible with MTPX and MTPX Plus Series matrix switchers, all MTP Series transmitters, and MTP switchers
  • Compatible with HDTV component video, bi-level or tri-level sync
  • Separate variable level and peaking controls
The Extron MTP U R A
Model Version Description Part #
MTP U R A VGA, Video & Audio 60-869-03 Retired

This product has been retired.
Suggested Replacement

The Extron MTP U R A Universal MTP Twisted Pair Receiver accepts a wide variety of video formats along with audio signals on a single CATx cable, providing dramatic cost savings with superior performance in complex twisted pair matrix switching applications. With advanced features, including the ability to automatically route the incoming MTP signal to the appropriate output connector, systems require only one receiver, one cable, and one matrix switcher output for each display.

MTP U R Series universal receivers are fully compatible with Extron MTPX and MTPX Plus Series MTP Twisted Pair Matrix Switchers, all MTP Series transmitters, and MTP switchers. The compact units can fit just about anywhere: in equipment racks, under tables, or next to a projector.

Automatic Signal Format Detection

MTP U R Series universal receivers automatically detect the format of the incoming video signal, as well as any incoming audio or RS-232 control signal. The incoming signals are then routed to the appropriate output connectors. Only one video output connector will be active at any time. The other video connectors are muted. This is ideal for applications that use display devices set to auto detect mode.

Next Generation Twisted Pair Integration

When used together with the Extron MTPX and MTPX Plus Series Mini Twisted Pair Matrix Switchers, MTP U R Series universal receivers facilitate system integration and eliminate many of the headaches normally encountered with other twisted pair solutions.

For example, consider an AV system with multiple sources and multiple displays, requiring the distribution of S-video, HDTV component video, and RGB computer video, along with RS-232 control signals. In a typical twisted pair implementation, each display would require three receivers and three CAT 5-type cables. Each display would also require three dedicated matrix switcher outputs. It's also likely that separate cabling would be required for the control system.

That same system could be implemented, at a significant cost savings, using MTP U R Series receivers and an MTPX or MTPX Plus Series twisted pair matrix switcher. Each display would require only a single MTP U R Series receiver and one CATx cable. With support for bidirectional RS-232, the Extron solution would not require any additional cabling for the control system. Finally, the whole system would require a smaller matrix switcher to distribute the same signals.

The Extron solution described above offers substantial savings on the costs associated with materials and installation compared to the typical UTP implementation. Together with Extron MTPX and MTPX Plus Series matrix switchers, the MTP U R Series Universal Twisted Pair Receivers can be used to create elegant solutions to the challenges faced by integrators, installers, and design engineers.


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MTP U R Series
   Gain Unity
Video input
   Number/signal type 1 set of proprietary analog signals
   Connectors 1 female RJ-45
Video output
   Number/signal type 1 RGBHV, RGBS, component video (bi-level and tri-level), S-video, composite video (follows input type)
      MTP U R RSA SEQ, MTP C7 U R RSA SEQ 1 female 15-pin HD for RGB
3 female BNC for Y, R-Y, B-Y
1 female 4-pin mini DIN for S-video (Y/C)
1 female BNC for composite video
      All other models 1 female 15-pin HD for RGB or Y, R-Y, B-Y
1 female 4-pin mini DIN for S-video (Y/C)
1 female BNC for composite video
   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 0.8 V to 1.2 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms (during video output only)
   Return loss <-30 dB @ 5 MHz (during video output only)
   DC offset <±20 mV with input at 0 offset
   Skew compensation 62 ns
   Maximum resolution Up to 1920x1200 or 2048x1080 or 1080p at 300'
Up to 1024x768 at 600'
    NOTE     Refer to the user's guide for the maximum distances recommended for specific resolutions.
   Output type RGBHV, RGBS
   Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
   Output level 4.0 V to 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
   Output impedance 87 ohms (24 mA)
   Polarity Positive or negative (selectable)
   Gain Unbalanced output: 0 dB; 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)
Audio input — MTP U R RSA SEQ, MTP U R A, MTP C7 U R RSA SEQ — See MTP Series transmitters' audio output specifications
   Number/signal type 1 set of proprietary analog signals
   Connectors 1 female RJ-45
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output — MTP U R RSA SEQ, MTP U R A, MTP C7 U R RSA SEQ
   Number/signal type 2 mono, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Gain error ±1 dB channel to channel
Control/remote — external device (pass-through, unidirectional or bidirectional) (RS and RSA models)
   Serial control port input/output RS-232 via (1) 3.5 mm, 3 pole captive screw connector
   Baud rates Up to 38400 bps at up to 600' (183 m)
    NOTE     Higher data rates and distances are possible. Performance varies 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 and the receiver.
   Serial control pin configuration Captive screw connectors: 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = GND
   Recommended cable type 
      MTP C7 U R RSA SEQ CAT 7 (shielded) or Extron STP201
      All other models CAT 5/5e/6 (shielded or unshielded)
    NOTE     Shielded twisted pair cable provides added protection from outside interference and increases overall signal transmission distance. Extron strongly recommends using shielded twisted pair for optimal performance.
   Power supply External
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Output: 12 VDC, 1 A, 12 watts
   Power input requirements 12 VDC, 0.5 A
   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 Convection, vents on top and sides
      Rack mount Yes, with optional 1U rack shelf
      Furniture mount Yes, with optional mini under-desk mounting kit
      Pole mount Yes, with optional pole mounting kit
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.7" H x 4.3" W x 3.0" D (1U high, quarter rack wide)
(4.3 cm H x 10.9 cm W x 7.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
   Product weight 0.6 lbs (0.3 kg)
   Shipping weight 2 lbs (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
   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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