XTP II CrossPoint 3200

Modular Digital Matrix Switchers from 4x4 to 32x32 with SpeedSwitch Technology
Key Features
  • 50 Gbps digital backplane supports an 8K future
  • New WindoWall® Mode supports videowall applications
  • Wide selection of local, twisted pair, and fiber optic input and output matrix boards
  • RS‑232 insertion from the Ethernet control port
  • Remote power to XTP twisted pair transmitters and receivers
  • Audio breakaway
The Extron XTP II CrossPoint 3200
Model Version Description Part #
 XTP II CrossPoint 3200 Frame 10U, 16-slot Frame 60-1546-01
 Remote Commissioning – XTP Systems Remote Commissioning for XTP Systems Call
 Onsite Commissioning – XTP Systems Onsite Commissioning for XTP Systems Call

The XTP II CrossPoint 3200 modular digital matrix switcher provides high performance switching of video and audio plus extension of bidirectional control and Ethernet in a future-ready integrated solution. The 50 Gbps digital backplane easily supports the data rate requirements for 8K video formats. To streamline integration, a full selection of XTP® input and output boards offer local connectivity and extended transmission capability using a single CATx or fiber optic cable. The matrix switcher is HDCP compliant, and includes many integrator-friendly features, such as EDID Minder®, Key Minder®, and RS-232 insertion over Ethernet. Configurable for I/O sizes up to 32x32, the XTP II CrossPoint 3200 is ideal for professional AV environments that require unmatched switching speed and reliability with advanced system monitoring and control.

The XTP II CrossPoint® matrix switcher is the heart of an XTP System that supports transmission of 4K video to local and remote endpoints. The 50 Gbps digital backplane ensures full compatibility with the highest video resolutions currently in use, such as 4K/60 with 4:4:4 color sampling, while also providing a future-ready upgrade path for new formats. The modular design allows the AV system to be customized to the application, with available input and output boards providing local distribution of HDMI, DVI, analog video, and audio connections in addition to long distance transmission to and from remote XTP transmitters and receivers. Each XTP board is hot-swappable so that the matrix switcher can be serviced or reconfigured without interrupting signal routing. Unoccupied board slots can be reserved for future system expansion.

XTP Systems® designed with the XTP II CrossPoint 3200 also provide extensive audio signal routing and management features. Some of these features include integrating analog stereo audio alongside digital HDMI audio, HDMI audio embedding and de‑embedding, as well as audio breakaway. In addition, it can provide extension of Ethernet plus RS‑232 and IR over the same fiber optic or shielded CATx cable as used for 4K video and audio signal transmission. The use of a single cable for multiple signals streamlines device operation and control, simplifies the cabling infrastructure, and reduces the need for added network drops.

XTP CP Fiber 4K I/O matrix boards provide industry standard LC‑type connectivity and are available in two formats: multimode and singlemode. MM models support OM4 multimode fiber optic cable, which is typically used within buildings or facilities with moderate-range transmission distances. SM models support singlemode cable, enabling transmission capability over extreme distances.

For XTP Systems that use a twisted pair cable infrastructure, transmissions that can include 4K video, audio, control, and Ethernet are sent up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded CATx cable. Extron recommends Extron-certified XTP DTP 24 shielded twisted pair cable, shielded RJ‑45 plugs, jacks, and couplers, which are engineered for optimum signal transmission. The XTP DTP 24 cable is certified to 475 MHz, and utilizes a SF/UTP design with four unshielded 24 AWG twisted pair conductors inside an overall braid and foil shield for superior performance and noise immunity.

System Design at the Click of a Mouse

The online XTP System Builder gives convenient access for complete system design. With a few clicks of the mouse, the XTP System evolves from an empty matrix switcher frame to a complete design that includes extenders, accessories, and cabling. XTP System Builder generates an as-configured custom part number for the XTP CrossPoint and compiles all selected components into a single equipment list. The tool also features a printable bill of materials, pricing, and quote submittal. Once the order is confirmed and received, the included XTP System Configuration Software enables easy setup and configuration right out of the box.

Easy Setup and Configuration

XTP Systems include convenient, user-friendly control software for AV system configuration, monitoring, and operation. Numerous features help to simplify system configuration and operation, including the many features common to Extron matrix switchers such as I/O memory presets and the QS‑FPC™ - QuickSwitch Front Panel Controller with tri‑color backlit buttons.

To enhance and simplify integration of digital and analog AV devices, the matrix switcher utilizes two Extron technologies: EDID Minder and Key Minder. EDID Minder automatically manages EDID communication between all connected input sources. This technology allows EDID from any of the displays, or pre-stored selectable EDID information, to be assigned to any input. By maintaining continuous EDID communication with all sources, EDID Minder ensures that sources power up properly and reliably send content for display. For HDMI signals with protected content, Key Minder authenticates and maintains continuous HDCP encryption between input and output devices to ensure reliable switching while enabling simultaneous distribution of a single source signal to one or more displays. If an HDCP-encrypted signal is routed to a non‑compliant display, a full-screen green signal is transmitted to the destination, providing immediate visual confirmation that protected content cannot be viewed on the selected display.

With the included software, EDID communication can easily be set for all devices. The software provides a complete view of the matrix switcher and remote XTP endpoints, and facilitates control and real-time status monitoring of all XTP devices through a computer.

System Monitoring and Control

The XTP II CrossPoint 3200 can be controlled via RS‑232, Ethernet, and the USB port on the front panel. With the capability to transmit control signals over the same cable used for AV, XTP Systems provide considerable flexibility to control the entire system. Bidirectional RS‑232 signals can be inserted from a control system into the Ethernet port on the matrix switcher, enabling RS‑232 control of remote devices attached to XTP transmitters and receivers.

Bidirectional RS‑232 and IR insertion ports are included on the XTP I/O matrix boards, transmitters, and receivers. These insertion ports allow, for example, a control system to insert IR signals into an XTP input board. The signals are then communicated to an XTP transmitter for controlling the source. Similarly, the control system can insert RS‑232 signals into an XTP output board for relay to an XTP receiver to support the display device. All of this flexible system control capability is available using the same cable to send control signals alongside AV and Ethernet. The end result is a simplified wiring infrastructure that reduces costs and labor.

Extend Ethernet to Expand Network Access and AV Device Control

An Ethernet port accompanies each XTP RJ‑45 or LC‑type connector on the XTP extenders and XTP I/O matrix boards, providing centralized 10/100 Ethernet communication. These ports can be used to extend Ethernet access from the matrix switcher to remote endpoints over the same cable, without the need to provide additional network drops or switches. For example, Blu‑ray Disc players at a source endpoint can receive Internet access from the house LAN that is interfaced into the Ethernet ports of an XTP input board. A separate LAN for the control system can be used to control remote displays via the Ethernet ports on the XTP output boards. Ethernet provides a high-speed data link to a network or the Internet for fast and easy access to the Web or other network resources.

The Ethernet ports on the XTP input and output matrix boards can also be connected into a shared house LAN for both system control and network access. This allows control system devices to be situated at remote endpoints. The capability to extend Ethernet to remote locations provides substantial flexibility to set LAN access in accordance with user requirements and IT policy for the facility.

Power Capabilities

Housed in a rack-mountable 10U enclosure, the XTP II CrossPoint 3200 includes a redundant power supply to ensure continuous operation in mission-critical installations. To simplify system installation, the matrix switcher is capable of providing remote power to XTP twisted pair devices using the same cable that transmits 4K video, audio, RS‑232 and IR control, and Ethernet. The use of one shielded CATx cable for AV, control, and power simplifies endpoint integration.

With hot-swappable modular components, a wide selection of XTP I/O matrix boards and extenders, as well as advanced 24/7 system monitoring and control, the XTP II CrossPoint 3200 is designed to provide continuous, trouble‑free operation in the most critical applications.