The MTPX Plus switchers input and output TP signals on RJ-45 connectors. A pre-
peaking feature on selected outputs allows you to boost the transmission distance
of the output TP signal.
For best results, use a cable length of at least 50' (15 m) for all TP cables.
Additionally, three or six (depending on the matrix size) 15-pin HD and 5-pole
.5 mm direct insertion input connectors are available for direct RGB (VGA) and
stereo audio inputs without an MTP transmitter. One or two (depending on the
matrix size) 15-pin HD output connectors are available for direct RGB (VGA)
output to a video device without an MTP receiver. Four or eight (depending on the
matrix size) 5-pole 3.5 mm captive screw ports are available for direct mono audio
outputs to an audio device without an MTP transmitter. The direct input and direct
output 15-pin HD connectors can also support HD-YUV video, YUV video, S-video,
and composite video.
When audio is part of the TP input signal, the audio switching can either be linked
with the video (audio follow) or be independent of the video (audio breakaway).
Adjustable input audio gain and attenuation compensates for level differences
between audio inputs.
For low resolution MTPs (S-video and composite video) on the TP inputs, the
MTPX Plus audio circuits are compatible only with the newer generation,
mono audio models. See your MTP transmitter/ receiver and refer to the
associated manual to determine which MTP models you have.
The matrix switcher can be remotely controlled via its rear panel RS-232/RS-422
Remote port and its front panel Conꢀguration (RS-232) port using either Extron’s
Windows -based Matrix Switchers Control Program or the Simple Instruction Set
SIS ). The SIS is a set of basic ASCII code commands that provide control through
a control system or PC without programming long, obscure strings of code. SIS
commands can be entered via either serial port.
The switcher can be operated remotely by any of the following when connected to
either serial port:
A control system
An Extron MKP 2000 remote control panel
An Extron MKP 3000 remote control panel
Bidirectional RS-232 signals from a dedicated source (rather than from the
selected input) can be directly inserted into the signal set routed to the TP
output. You can even route RS-232 on a link that is normally audio, such as to an
MTP U R 15HD RSA SEQ receiver, which can autodetect whether its signal input
includes an audio component or an RS-232 component.
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The MTPX Plus switcher has a minimum bandwidth of 300 MHz (-3 dB).
The switchers can also switch RGBS, RGsB, RsGsBs, HDTV, component video,
S-video, and composite video.
MTPX Plus Twisted Pair Matrix Switchers • Introduction