VNM Enterprise Controller

VN-Matrix Enterprise Controller
Key Features
  • Manage, configure, and control all VN‑Matrix units as a system
  • Create system presets for stream routing and recording configurations
  • Control VNS 104 Multi-Stream Decoding Software display configurations and streaming connections
  • High-level interface provides single point of control from external control systems
  • Manage multiple VN‑Matrix systems in combined or independent domains
  • Provide redundant control for mission-critical applications
The Extron VNM Enterprise Controller
Model Version Description Part #
VNM Enterprise Controller VN-Matrix Enterprise Controller 60-1133-01
VNM Enterprise Controller CFC VNM Enterprise Controller with CF Drive 60-1133-02
VNM EC CF Module VNM EC CF Drive Upgrade Kit 70-853-02 Retired
VNM EC CFC VNM EC 16 GB CompactFlash Card 70-885-01 Retired

The VNM Enterprise Controller is a dedicated controller for VN‑Matrix® systems. It simplifies management of large VN‑Matrix deployments, providing the ability to manage and dynamically control one or many VN‑Matrix systems from a single user interface.

Every VN‑Matrix system includes a basic embedded Web browser interface for configuring the operational settings for encoders and decoders. The embedded interface is useful in smaller systems limited to a few units or systems that will be left in a fixed operational state. VNM Enterprise Controller provides the greater processing capacity required to efficiently manage, configure, and dynamically control large VN‑Matrix systems. The VNM Enterprise Controller’s embedded web interface allows users to quickly organize and sort all devices in a system based on different properties such as: unit status or type, operating mode, source, controller, or firmware version. VN‑Matrix devices can be selected in groups, and common configuration properties can be applied to all devices. Firmware can also be uploaded to all devices or a group of devices in one action. Multiple VNM Enterprise Controllers can be applied in VN‑Matrix systems, providing control over the entire system or independent clusters of VN‑Matrix devices.

VNM Enterprise Controller can also be used to create streaming and recording system presets that can be recalled directly from an external control system. Each preset captures all device settings and defines specific streaming connection and recording actions. Recall of various streaming and recording presets greatly simplifies management and control of VN‑Matrix systems.

Two VNM Enterprise Controller units can be configured to operate together as a redundant system for mission-critical applications. One unit is configured as a primary unit, and the other as a secondary unit. System data is continuously synchronized between the redundant pair. The secondary unit continually monitors the primary unit’s system health and seamlessly takes control if required. Control is automatically returned to the primary unit if required, maintaining transparent communications and control over the VN‑Matrix system.

The VN‑Matrix Enterprise Controller is required when:

  • More than 10 VN‑Matrix units are configured into a system
  • VNR 100 or VN‑Matrix Recorder is integrated into a system
  • A system of VN‑Matrix units are interfaced to an external control system requiring dynamic control of the units in a switching solution
  • Preset streaming and recording configurations must be prepared and recalled
  • Multiple domains of VN‑Matrix units must be operated as into one large system or independent clusters



VNM Enterprise Controller Series
   Motherboard 1 Supermicro universal x8 PCI-E
(1) 64 bit PCI-x
(1) 32 bit PCI CPU
   Chipset Intel® Core 2 Duo E8400, 3.0 GHz, 2 MB cache, 1333 MHz FSB, LGA775 socket support
   RAM 2 GB DDR2, 533 MHz, non-ECC, unregistered
      VNM Enterprise Controller 
         Hard drives (1) 160 GB SATA
         Additional drives 1 DVD-RW drive
      VNM Enterprise Controller CFC 
         CF drive (1) 16 GB CompactFlash® card (removable)
   Operating system Red Hat® Linux Enterprise v5.2
   Other software Red Hat® Linux Media v5.2
   Graphics card VGA on-board ATI ES1000, 32 MB, with 1 female 15-pin HD connector
   Serial control port RS-232, 1 female 9-pin D connector (fast UART 16550)
   USB control ports 4 female USB type A: 2 front panel, 2 rear panel
   USB standards USB 2.0
   Keyboard/mouse ports 1 PS/2 mouse port (female 6-pin mini DIN)
1 PS/2 keyboard port (female 6-pin mini DIN)
or use USB ports
   Ethernet control ports 2 female RJ-45 connectors
   Ethernet data rate 10/100/1000Base-T, half/full duplex
   Power supply Internal
Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
   Temperature/humidity Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 5% to 95%, noncondensing
Operating: +50 to +95 °F (10 to +35 °C) / 8% to 90%, noncondensing
   Cooling Fan
      Rack mount Yes
   Enclosure type Metal
   Enclosure dimensions 1.75" H x 17.0" W x 14.0" D (1U high, full rack wide)
(4.4 cm H x 43.2 cm W x 35.6 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.  Width excludes rack ears.)
   Product weight 18.1 lbs (8.2 kg)
   Shipping weight 22 lbs (10 kg)
   Regulatory compliance 
      Safety CE, CSA, c-UL, EN, IEC, UL
      EMI/EMC CE, FCC Class A
   Product warranty 3 years parts and labor
    NOTE     All nominal levels are at ±10%.
    NOTE     Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
    Part # Height Width Depth Weight
    60-1133-01 7.4" (18.8 cm) 20.2" (51.3 cm) 25.5" (64.8 cm) 21.5 lbs (9.75 kg)
    60-1133-02 7.41" (18.8 cm) 20.2" (51.3 cm) 25.5" (64.8 cm) 21.5 lbs (9.75 kg)


Application Diagram

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