PowerCage 1600

Modular Power Enclosure for Fiber Optic Extenders
Key Features
  • Accommodates up to eight double-slot multi-function boards
  • Space-saving design with a compact 3U, rack-mountable enclosure
  • Modular, field-upgradeable, and hot-swappable design
  • Optional redundant power supply
  • Hot-swappable power supplies
  • Exceptional thermal management
The Extron PowerCage 1600
Model Version Description Part #
PowerCage 1600 Enclosure 3U, 16-Slot Frame 60-978-01
PowerCage 1600 Power Supply Redundant Power Supply Option 70-1084-01
PowerCage 1600 Power Supply Kit Redundant Power Supply Option 70-784-01 Retired

The Extron PowerCage 1600 is a rack-mountable enclosure that supports a wide range of Extron fiber optic AV transmitter and receiver boards. Providing an efficient way to power and mount multiple transmitters and receivers, the PowerCage® 1600 simplifies integration for large, rack-mounted systems. The PowerCage 1600 also features an optional redundant, hot-swappable power supply plus thermal management to optimize reliability in mission-critical environments where continuous, 24/7 operation is essential. The hot-swappable, modular design allows for replacing or upgrading boards in the field at any time, without having to power down the system.

Exceptional thermal management provides channeled air flow to each board for optimal cooling and superior reliability. Air flows from the side of the unit to each board slot, eliminating the need for an air gap above or below the enclosure and preserving valuable rack space. The boards are designed to channel the air out the rear of the chassis for optimal cooling in each slot. An LED on the front panel provides a real-time status alert of an over-temperature condition.

Real-time status indicators on the front panel provide instant feedback for power status, communication, and alarm for each of the 16 slots. The front-panel configuration port enables communication to each board slot for configuration and convenient setup of PowerCage FOX fiber optic extenders.

PowerCage boards occupy either a single-slot or double-slot space, depending on the board type and design.

Modular Design Provides Maximum Flexibility

Available boards for the PowerCage 1600 include fiber optic extenders to support a broad range of video resolutions and formats. The fiber optic boards operate independently, and may be mixed and matched within the enclosure. The PowerCage 1600 can be populated with any combination of transmitters and/or receivers to meet system needs, making it an ideal solution for larger systems that need to support remote sources and destinations. For example, matrix switchers generally reside in equipment racks, which are typically at some distance away from both the source equipment and display devices. In general, a mixture of transmitters and receivers are utilized to distribute signals to and from these locations, often with the need to overcome specific challenges such as limited conduit space, as well as distance limitations.

The ability to accommodate multiple transmitters and receivers in a single enclosure streamlines system design and installation. The PowerCage 1600 eliminates the need for managing individual power supplies and minimizes required rack space when factoring in additional rack units necessary for heat dissipation and cooling. The modular design also offers a degree of future-proofing, whereby unpopulated slots are available to support system growth without additional rack space, system downtime, or equipment relocation.

Complete Fiber Optic Solutions

PowerCage FOX Fiber Optic Extenders are part of the extensive FOX Series of fiber optic products. They can be used for simple point-to-point applications, or in combination with other products including switchers, distribution amplifiers, and matrix switchers, to tackle the most challenging AV system designs with numerous inputs and outputs. The Extron FOX Series provides integrators and system designers with the most complete fiber optic product offering in the industry.

PowerCage FOX Fiber Optic Extenders

PowerCage FOX Fiber Optic Extenders include transmitter and receiver boards for long-haul transmission of AV signals over fiber optic cabling. They are available in a broad range of formats and rates, including HDMI, DVI, RGB, multi-rate SDI, SD component video, S-video, and composite video. Engineered for reliability and exceptional high resolution image performance, they use Extron all-digital technology to deliver perfect pixel-for-pixel transmission of video images.

PowerCage FOX fiber optic extenders are a double-slot design, allowing for up to eight boards within the enclosure. Multiple receiver boards can be daisy-chained. PowerCage FOX fiber optic extenders are available for multimode or singlemode fiber. Multimode fiber is typically used within buildings or facilities with moderate-range transmission distances. Singlemode fiber offers long-range transmission capability over extreme distances up to 30 km or 18.75 miles.

The PowerCage FOX fiber optic boards, along with other FOX Series products provide a broad range of fiber optic products for a complete AV distribution system using a fiber optic infrastructure. PowerCage FOX extenders work seamlessly with other FOX fiber optic products including transmitters, receivers, switchers, matrix switchers, and distribution amplifiers.

Features

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
  PowerCage FOX SR HDMI Fiber Optic Scaling Receiver for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
  PowerCage FOX Tx HDMI Fiber Optic Transmitter for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
  PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI Fiber Optic Receiver for HDMI, Audio, and RS-232
  PowerCage FOX Tx DVI Plus Fiber Optic Transmitter for DVI-D, Audio, and RS-232
  PowerCage FOX Rx DVI Plus Fiber Optic Receiver for DVI-D, Audio, and RS-232
  PowerCage FOX Tx VGA Fiber Optic Transmitter for VGA, Audio, and RS-232
  MBD 129 Through-Desk Mount Kit for 1/4 or 1/2 Rack Width, Two-Piece Enclosures
  MBU 125 Low-Profile Mount Kit for 1/4 and 1/2 Rack Width, Two-Piece Enclosures
  RSB 123 Basic Rack Shelf for 3.5" Deep Products
  RSF 123 Rack Shelf Kit for 3.5" Deep Products
  2LC OM4 MM P LC to LC Laser-Optimized Multimode Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies - Plenum
  2LC SM P LC to LC Bend-Insensitive Singlemode Fiber Optic Cable Assemblies - Plenum
RELATED PRODUCTS
  FOX Matrix 3200 Modular Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher from 8x8 to 32x32
  FOX Matrix 7200 Modular Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher from 8x8 to 72x72
  FOX Matrix 14400 Modular Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher from 16x16 to 144x144
  FOX Matrix 320x Modular Fiber Optic Matrix Switcher from 16x16 to 320x320

Specifications

PowerCage™ 1600 System
 NOTE     The PowerCage FOX AEX 104 board is not compatible with the Extron FOX 3G HD-SDI extender or the FOX 3G DVC signal converter.
 NOTE     The PowerCage FOX DVI, PowerCage FOX VGA, PowerCage FOX HDMI, and PowerCage FOX SR HDMI boards are not compatible with the FOX 3G HD-SDI, FOX 3G DVC, or FOX AV models.
 NOTE     The PowerCage FOX boards are available in singlemode or multimode versions.
 NOTE     The PowerCage FOX boards are class 1 laser products. They meet the safety regulations of IEC-60825.
Optical specifications — PowerCage FOX boards, interconnection between transmitter and receiver
   Number/type 1 singlemode or 1 multimode fiber optic input and output per FOX board, up to 8 double space boards per PowerCage enclosure
    NOTE     For FOX HDMI boards: Only one fiber is required to transmit video, audio, and unidirectional data. A second fiber is required to transmit HDMI video with HDCP content or return data for bidirectional control/communication.
    NOTE     Only one fiber is required to transmit video, audio, and unidirectional data. A second fiber is required to return data for bidirectional control and communication.
   Connectors 2 bidirectional LC connectors per FOX board
   Operating distance 
      Singlemode 30 km (18.75 miles) with singlemode (SM) cables with a SM board
      Multimode 300 m (985') with 62.5 µm OM1 multimode (MM) cable and a MM board
1 km (3280') with 50 µm OM2 multimode (MM) cable and a MM board
2 km (6561') with 50 µm OM3/OM4 2000 MHz bandwidth laser optimized MM cable and a MM board
    NOTE     Operating distance is approximate. These are typical distances. The maximum distance may be greater than these typical numbers depending on factors such as fiber type, fiber bandwidth, connector splicing, losses, modal or chromatic dispersion, environmental factors, and kinks.
   Nominal peak wavelength 850 nm for multimode (MM), 1310 nm for singlemode (SM)
   Transmission power, singlemode or multimode -5 dBm, typical
   Maximum receiver sensitivity 
      Singlemode -18 dBm, typical
      Multimode -12 dBm, typical
   Optical loss budget 
      Singlemode 13 dB, maximum
      Multimode 7 dB, maximum
   Maximum channel data rate 
      PowerCage FOX AV boards 2.125 Gbps
      Other PowerCage FOX boards 4.25 Gbps
Video — PowerCage FOX Tx/Rx VGA
    NOTE     For PowerCage FOX VGA boards, the analog video input signal is digitized pixel for pixel in the transmitter, sent digitally through the fiber cable, and converted back to analog video in the receiver.
   Signal type VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
   Gain Unity
   Pixel data bit depth 8 bits per channel, 3 channels (R, G, B)
   Maximum resolution 640x480 to 1600x1200 or 480p,576p, 720p,1080i, 1080p @ 60 Hz pixel for pixel; higher resolutions up to 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz, undersampled
Video input — PowerCage FOX Tx VGA
   Number/signal type 1 VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
   Connector 1 female 15-pin HD
   Nominal levels 0.7 Vp-p for RGB
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.3 V to 0.75 Vp-p with no offset, terminated
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 24 kHz to 100 kHz
   Vertical frequency 40 Hz to 120 Hz
   Return loss >40 dB @ 5 MHz
Video output — PowerCage FOX Rx VGA
   Number/signal type With input from a FOXBOX Tx VGA or a FOX 500 Tx:
1 VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGsB (follows input or can be set by user)
With input from a FOXBOX Tx VGA/YUV:
1 VGA-UXGA RGBHV, component video (bi- or tri-level YUV, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p)
   Connector 1 female 15-pin HD
   Nominal levels 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 0.3 V to 0.75 Vp-p, terminated
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss >30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset ±5 mV with input at 0 offset
   Video delay 1-2 frames
Sync — PowerCage FOX Tx/Rx VGA
   Input type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
   Output type RGBHV, RGsB (follows input or can be set by user)
   Input level 2.5 V to 5.0 Vp-p
   Output level TTL: 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated, on HV, for RGBHV, RGBS
0.3 Vp-p for component video (bi-level sync) or for Gs (SOG)
0.6 Vp-p for component video (tri-level sync)
   Input impedance 10k ohms
   Output impedance 75 ohms
   Polarity Positive or negative (follows input or can be set by user)
Video — PowerCage FOX Tx DVI, PowerCage FOX Tx/Rx DVI Plus
   Resolution range 
      PowerCage FOX Tx DVI 640x480 to 1600x1200 or 480p,576p, 720p,1080i, 1080p @ 60 Hz pixel for pixel; higher resolutions up to 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz, undersampled
      PowerCage FOX Tx/Rx DVI Plus 640x480 up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz, including 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i,
1080p @ 60Hz, sampled pixel for pixel; higher resolution 2K (2048x1080) @ 60 Hz, undersampled
   Format RGB
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI
Video input — PowerCage FOX Tx DVI, PowerCage FOX Tx DVI Plus
   Number/signal type 1 single link DVI-D (or HDMI*)
   Connector 1 female DVI-I
    NOTE     *Appropriate DVI-D to HDMI cables or adapters are required for HDMI signal input/output. The PowerCage FOX DVI and DVI Plus boards can be used to distribute HDMI signals if you use a DVI-to-HDMI adapter. However, when using HDMI signals, these units do not transmit audio and CEC signals.
These boards do not support transmission of DVI signals with High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Video output — PowerCage FOX Rx DVI Plus
   Number/signal type 1 single link DVI-D (or HDMI*)
   Connector 1 female DVI-I
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p
   Video delay 1-2 frames
Video — PowerCage FOX 3G HD-SDI
    NOTE     The PowerCage FOX 3G HD-SDI is a transceiver that can function as a transmitter or as a receiver. Two units are required for a transmitter-receiver system with one fiber optic cable linking the two units.
   Signal type HD-SDI, SDI, and 3G-SDI digital video signals
   Gain Unity
   Resolution 8 or 10 bits, automatic
   Data rates 270 Mbps, 1.485 Gbps, 2.970 Gbps
   Operation standards SMPTE 259M-C, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 424M, ITU-R BT.601, ITU-R BT.1120
   Auto data rate lock Yes
Video input — PowerCage FOX 3G HD-SDI transmitter
   Number/signal type 1 single link SDI, HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI digital component video
   Connectors 1 female BNC
   Data rates 19 Mbps to 2.97 Gbps
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.5 V to 1 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss ≥15 dB @ 5 MHz to 1.5 GHz
≥10 dB @ 1.5 GHz to 3 GHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 5 V
   Input coupling AC
   Input cable equalization Automatic for up to -30 dB of cable loss
      HD-SDI 120 m (400') using Extron RG6 cable
90 m (300') using Extron RG59 cable
      SDI 150 m (500') using Extron RG6 cable
120 m (400') using Extron RG59 cable
    NOTE     The transmission distance varies depending on the signal resolution and on the type of cable, graphics card, and display used in the system.
Video output — PowerCage FOX 3G HD-SDI receiver
   Number/signal type 2 single link SDI, HD-SDI, or 3G-SDI digital component video
   Connectors 2 female BNC
   Re-clocking Automatic for 270 Mbps, 1.485 Gbps, 2.97 Gbps, or bypassed for unrecognized rates
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.5 V to 1.0 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss >25 dB @ 100 MHz
   DC offset ±5 mV with input at 0 offset
Video — PowerCage FOX Tx/Rx AV
    NOTE     For PowerCage FOX AV boards, the analog video input signal is digitized pixel for pixel in the transmitter, sent digitally through the fiber cable, and converted back to analog video in the receiver.
   Gain Unity
   Standards 
      Input NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM, autodetected
      Output NTSC 3.58, PAL (follows vertical rate)
   Decoder type Adaptive 2D, digital comb filter
Video input — PowerCage FOX Tx AV
   Number/signal type 1 component (Y, R-Y, B-Y), S-video, composite video
   Connectors 1 x 3 female BNC or 1 female 4-pin mini DIN for S-video
   Nominal levels 1.0 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for R-Y, B-Y of component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels Analog: 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss >30 dB for Y/VID, B-Y/C, R-Y @ 5 MHz
   Input coupling AC
Video output — PowerCage FOX Rx AV
   Number/signal type 1 component (Y, R-Y, B-Y) video, S-video, composite video
   Connectors 1 x 3 female BNC or 1 female 4-pin mini DIN for S-video
   Nominal levels 1.0 Vp-p for Y of component video and S-video, and for composite video
0.7 Vp-p for R-Y, B-Y of component video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss >40 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset +350 mV, maximum, with input at 0 offset
   Video delay 1-2 frames
Video — PowerCage FOX Tx/Rx HDMI
    NOTE     Appropriate HDMI to DVI-D cables or adapters are required for DVI signal input and output.
   Maximum data rate 4.25 Gbps
   Maximum pixel clock 165 MHz
   Maximum resolution 640x480 up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz, including 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i,
1080p @ 60Hz, sampled pixel for pixel; higher resolution 2K (2048x1080) @ 60 Hz, undersampled
   Formats RGB and YCbCr digital video
   Standards DVI 1.0, HDMI, HDCP 1.1, CEA-861E
Video input — PowerCage FOX Tx HDMI
   Number/signal type 1 single link HDMI
   Connectors 1 female 19-pin HDMI type A
Video output — PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI
   Number/signal type 1 single link HDMI
   Connectors 1 female 19-pin HDMI type A
Video processing — PowerCage FOX SR HDMI
   Digital sampling 24 bit, 8 bits per color, 165 MHz standard
   Colors 16.78 million
Video output — PowerCage FOX SR HDMI
    NOTE     Appropriate HDMI to DVI-D cables or adapters are required for DVI signal output.
   Number/signal type 1 single link HDMI (HDCP compliant)
   Connectors 1 female HDMI type A
   Nominal level 0.8 Vp-p
   Video delay 1-2 frames
   Scaled resolution 640x4806,8,9, 800x6006,8,9, 852x4806,8,9, 1024x7686,8,9, 1024x8526,8,9, 1024x10246,8,9, 1280x7686,8,9, 1280x8006,8,9, 1280x10246,8,9, 1360x7656,8,9, 1360x7686,8,9, 1365x7686,8,9, 1365x10246,8,9, 1366x7686,8,9, 1400x10506,8, 1440x9006,8,9, 1600x12006,8, 1680x10506,8, 1920x12006,8
HDTV: 480p7,8, 576p6, 720p3,4,5,6,7,8, 1080i6,7,8, 1080p1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 2048x10801,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
       1 = 23.98 Hz, 2 = 24 Hz, 3 = 25 Hz, 4 = 29.97 Hz, 5 = 30 Hz, 6 = 50 Hz, 7 = 59.94 Hz, 8 = 60 Hz, 9 = 75 Hz
Video — PowerCage MTP T 15HD RSA, PowerCage MTP R 15HD RSA SEQ
   Gain Unity
   Number/signal type 1 set of proprietary analog signals
   Connector 1 female RJ-45
Video input — PowerCage MTP T 15HD RSA
   Number/signal type 1 analog RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, component video (YUVi or YUVp/HDTV), S-video, or composite video
   Connector 1 female 15-pin HD
   Nominal levels 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 0.3 V to 1.45 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Horizontal frequency 15 kHz to 130 kHz
   Vertical frequency 30 Hz to 150 Hz
   Return loss <-30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 250 mV
Video output — PowerCage MTP R 15HD RSA SEQ
   Number/signal type 1 analog VGA-UXGA RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, component video (YUVi or YUVp/HDTV), S-video, or composite video
   Connector 1 female 15-pin HD
   Nominal levels 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 0.3 V to 1.45 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss <-30 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset <±35 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 guide for the maximum distances recommended for specific resolutions.
Sync — PowerCage MTP T 15HD RSA, PowerCage MTP R 15HD RSA SEQ
   Input/output type RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs
   Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
   Input level (transmitter) 3.5 V to 5.5 Vp-p, unterminated
   Output level (receiver) 4.0 V to 5.0 Vp-p, unterminated
   Input impedance (transmitter) 573 ohms ±5%
   Output impedance (receiver) 110 ohms
   Polarity 
      Transmitter Positive or negative (follows input polarity)
      Receiver Positive or negative (switch-selectable)
Video — PowerCage MTP T AV, PowerCage MTP R AV
   Gain Unity
   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
Video input — PowerCage MTP T AV
   Number/signal type 1 S-video or composite video
   Connectors 2 female BNC
   Nominal level 1 Vp-p for Y of S-video and for composite video
0.3 Vp-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum levels 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p with no offset
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss <-30 dB, DC @ 10 MHz
   DC offset (max. allowable) 250 mV
Video output — PowerCage MTP R AV
   Number/signal type 1 S-video or composite video
   Connectors 2 female BNC
   Nominal level 1 V p-p for Y of S-video and for composite video
0.3 V p-p for C of S-video
   Minimum/maximum level 0.3 V to 1.5 Vp-p
   Impedance 75 ohms
   Return loss <-35 dB @ 5 MHz
   DC offset ±20 mV with input at 0 offset
Sync — PowerCage MTP T AV, PowerCage MTP R AV
   Standards NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, SECAM
Audio — PowerCage FOX Tx/Rx VGA, PowerCage FOX Tx DVI, PowerCage FOX Tx/Rx DVI Plus, PowerCage FOX Tx/Rx AV, PowerCage FOX Tx/Rx HDMI, PowerCage FOX SR HDMI
    NOTE     In PowerCage FOX boards, the analog audio signals are digitized in the transmitter, sent through the fiber cable, and converted back to analog audio in the receiver.
   Gain 
      Range Adjustable, -18 dB to +10 dB
      Default Unbalanced output: -6 dB; balanced output: 0 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
   THD + Noise 
      VGA, DVI, HDMI, SR HDMI boards 0.10% @ 1 kHz at nominal level
      AV boards 0.15% @ 1 kHz at nominal level
   S/N >80 dB at maximum output (unweighted)
   CMRR 65 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz
   Audio bits per sample 18 bits per channel, 2 channels (L, R)
   Sampling rate 48 kHz
Audio — PowerCage FOX AEX 104
    NOTE     In PowerCage FOX boards, the analog audio signals are digitized in the transmitter, sent through the fiber cable, and converted back to analog audio in the receiver.
    NOTE     The PowerCage FOX AEX 104 board is not compatible with the Extron FOX 3G HD-SDI extender or the FOX 3G DVC signal converter.
   Gain Unbalanced output: -6 dB; balanced output (default): 0 dB
   Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
   THD + Noise 0.10% @ 1 kHz at nominal level
   S/N >80 dB at maximum output (unweighted)
   Audio bits per sample 18 bits per channel, 2 channels (L, R)
   Sampling rate 48 kHz
Audio input — PowerCage FOX Tx VGA, PowerCage FOX Tx DVI, PowerCage FOX Tx DVI Plus, PowerCage FOX Tx AV, PowerCage FOX Tx HDMI
   Number/signal type 
      HDMI boards 1 stereo, unbalanced or
2 mono, unbalanced
      VGA, DVI, DVI Plus, and AV boards 1 stereo, balanced/unbalanced or
2 mono, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors 
      HDMI boards (1) 3.5 mm mini stereo jack
      VGA, DVI, DVI Plus, and AV boards (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
   Impedance ≥10k ohms unbalanced, ≥20k ohms balanced
   Nominal level 
      HDMI boards -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
      All other FOX boards +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms), -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
   Maximum level 
      AV boards +17 dBV, unbalanced at 1% THD+N
      VGA, DVI, DVI Plus, and HDMI boards +8.9 dBV, unbalanced at 1% THD+N
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output — PowerCage FOX Rx VGA, PowerCage FOX Rx DVI Plus, PowerCage FOX Rx AV, PowerCage FOX Rx HDMI, PowerCage FOX SR HDMI, PowerCage FOX AEX 104
   Number/signal type 
      AEX 104 boards 4 stereo, balanced/unbalanced or
8 mono, balanced/unbalanced
      All other FOX boards 1 stereo, balanced/unbalanced or
2 mono, balanced/unbalanced
   Connectors 
      AEX 104 boards (4) 3.5 mm captive screw connectors, 5 pole
      All other FOX boards (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Nominal level 
      HDMI boards -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
      All other FOX boards +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms), -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
   Maximum level (Hi-Z) 
      VGA and DVI Plus boards +7.6 dBu, unbalanced at 1% THD+N
      AV boards >+19 dBu, unbalanced at 1% THD+N
      HDMI and AEX 104 boards >+11.0 dBu, balanced at 1% THD+N
   Maximum level (600 ohm) 
      VGA and DVI boards >+6.3 dBu, unbalanced at 1% THD+N
      AV boards >+15 dBm, unbalanced at 1% THD+N
      HDMI and AEX 104 boards >+10.0 dBu, balanced at 1% THD+N
   Audio delay 1.5 frames
Audio — PowerCage MTP T 15HD RSA, PowerCage MTP R 15HD RSA SEQ, PowerCage MTP T AV, PowerCage MTP R AV
   Number/signal type 1 set of proprietary analog signals
   Connector 1 female RJ-45
   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)
   Stereo channel separation >60 dB @ 1 kHz
   CMRR >43 dB @ 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Audio input — PowerCage MTP T 15HD RSA, PowerCage MTP T AV
   Number/signal type 
      PowerCage MTP T 15HD RSA 1 stereo, unbalanced
      PowerCage MTP T AV 1 stereo, balanced/unbalanced
   Connector (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
   Impedance 
      PowerCage MTP T 15HD RSA >10k ohms, unbalanced
      PowerCage MTP T AV >10k ohms, unbalanced; >20k ohms, balanced; AC coupled
   Nominal levels +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms), -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
   Maximum level +18 dBu, (unbalanced) at 1% THD+N
    NOTE     0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms, 0 dBV = 1 Vrms, 0 dBV ≈ 2 dBu
Audio output — PowerCage MTP R 15HD RSA SEQ, PowerCage MTP R AV
   Number/signal type 
      PowerCage MTP R 15HD RSA SEQ 1 mono, balanced/unbalanced
      PowerCage MTP R AV 2 mono, balanced/unbalanced
   Connector (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole
   Impedance 50 ohms unbalanced, 100 ohms balanced
   Gain error ±1 dB channel to channel
   Nominal levels +4 dBu (1.23 Vrms), -10 dBV (316 mVrms)
   Maximum level +18 dBu, unbalanced at 1% THD+N
Control/remote
    NOTE     PowerCage MTP AV Series boards and PowerCage FOX AEX boards do not have any RS-232 communication.
PowerCage MTP 15HD Series boards have only pass-through RS-232 communication.
   Serial control ports 
      Enclosure 1 bidirectional RS-232, 2.5 mm mini stereo jack (front panel)
      PowerCage FOX boards 
         Control 1 bidirectional RS-232, 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole (uses 3 poles; shared with the alarm port)
         Pass-through 1 RS-232, 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 5 pole (3 pins are used, "RS-232 Over Fiber")
      PowerCage MTP 15HD boards External device; pass-through, uni- or bidirectional
Input/output: 1 set of proprietary signals on a female RJ-45 jack
Output/input: 1 RS-232 via 3 poles of a 3.5 mm captive screw connector (3 pole for transmitter, 5 pole for receiver)
   Baud rate and protocol 
      PowerCage FOX boards 
         Control 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
         Pass-through 9600 to 115,200 baud
      PowerCage MTP 15HD boards 
         Baud rates Up to 38400 bps at up to 600' (182.9 m)
(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
Defaults: 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity
    NOTE     For PowerCage MTP boards, protocol is mirrored between the transmitter and the receiver.
   Serial control pin configurations
      Captive screw connector 
         PowerCage FOX boards 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = GND
         PowerCage MTP 15HD boards Transmitter: 1 = Tx, 2 = Rx, 3 = GND
Receiver: 3 = GND, 4 = Tx, 5 = Rx
      Mini stereo jack RS-232: tip = Tx, ring = Rx, sleeve = GND
   Program control For FOX boards only:
Extron control/configuration program for Windows®
Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
General
   Recommended cable type For PowerCage MTP boards: Extron Enhanced Skew-Free AV UTP cable or CAT 5/5e/6 (shielded or unshielded)
   Power supply Internal, 1 or 2* (positive-negative), primary and redundant, hot-swappable
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
*A redundant power supply is optional.
   Power consumption 
      System Enclosure without boards: 12.4 watts
      Individual FOX boards FOX Tx VGA: 5.68 watts
FOX Rx VGA: 6.54 watts
FOX Tx DVI: 5.67 watts
FOX Rx DVI: 5.50 watts
FOX 3G HD-SDI: 1.84 watts
FOX Tx AV: 6.89 watts
FOX Rx AV: 5.57 watts
FOX DVI Plus Tx: 5.68 watts
FOX DVI Plus Rx: 6.18 watts
FOX Tx HDMI: 6.02 watts
FOX Rx HDMI: 6.02 watts
FOX SR HDMI: 8.8 watts
FOX AEX 104: 7.9 watts
      Individual MTP boards MTP T 15HD RSA: 4.30 watts
MTP R 15HD RSA SEQ: 8.38 watts
MTP T AV: 2.69 watts
MTP R AV: 3.92 watts
   Power input requirements for boards 12 VDC, 1.0 A, supplied by the PowerCage enclosure
   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 Enclosure: fans, front to back
Boards: convection, within the PowerCage enclosure
   Thermal dissipation
      FOX SR HDMI board 29.8 BTU/hr
      FOX AEX 104 27.0 BTU/hr
      All other boards 27.6 BTU/hr
   Mounting — PowerCage enclosure 
      Rack mount Yes
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 
      PowerCage enclosure 5.25" H x 17.0" W x 12.25" D (3U high, full rack wide)
13.3 cm H x 43.2 cm W x 31.2 cm D
(Depth excludes connectors on the optional boards.  Width excludes rack ears.)
      PowerCage FOX boards Each fits a double slot opening in a PowerCage enclosure.
      PowerCage MTP R 15HD RSA SEQ Each fits a double slot opening in a PowerCage enclosure.
      All other boards Each fits a single slot opening in a PowerCage enclosure.
   Product weight 
      PowerCage enclosure 11.6 lbs (5.3 kg)
      PowerCage FOX boards 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)
      PowerCage MTP R 15HD RSA SEQ 1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
      All other boards 0.8 lbs (0.4 kg)
   Shipping weight 
      PowerCage enclosure 13 lbs (6 kg)
      Boards 2 lbs (1 kg) each
   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
      Environmental Complies with the appropriate requirements of RoHS, WEEE.
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
   Everlast power supply warranty 7 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
(8.1-121114-D15)
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-978-01 9.0" (22.9 cm) 21.0" (53.3 cm) 21.0" (53.3 cm) 17.5 lbs (7.94 kg)
    70-1084-01 2.62" (6.7 cm) 13.38" (34.0 cm) 9.0" (22.9 cm) 2.28 lbs (1.03 kg)

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