Manuale d’uso / di manutenzione del prodotto Precis SD del fabbricante AMX
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Instruction Manual Matrix Switchers Precis SD Distribution Matrix Release: 10/20/2008 (Firmware v1.4.1).
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Contents i Precis SD Instruction Manual Contents ESD Warning ................. ...................................................................... ................1 Important Safety Information & In structions ...................... ...........
Contents ii Precis SD Instruction Manual Appendix A – Managing Configurat ion Files .............. ........................ .............. 45 Overview ...... ................ ................. ................ ................ ................ .....
ESD Warning 1 Precis SD Instruction Manual ESD Warning T o avoid ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) damage to sensitive components, mak e sure you are properly grounded before touching any internal materials.
Important Safety Info rmation & Instructions 2 Precis SD Instruction Manual Important Safety Information & Instructions When using and installing your A MX AutoPatch product, adhere to the following basic sa fety precautions.
Information et directives de séc urité importantes 3 Precis SD Instruction Manual Information et directives de sécurité importantes V euillez vous conformer aux directives de sécurité ci-dessous lorsque vous installez et utilisez votre appareil AMX AutoPatch.
Notices 4 Precis SD Instruction Manual Notices Copyright Notice AMX © 2008 (Rev B), all rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopyin g, recording, or otherwise, without the prior writte n permission of AMX.
Notices 5 Precis SD Instruction Manual Lithium B atteries Notice Switzerland requires the follow ing notice for products e quipped with lithium batteries. This notice is not applicable for all AMX equipment. Upon shipment of the products to Switzerland, the requirements of the most up-to-date Swiss Ordinance Annex 4.
Notices 6 Precis SD Instruction Manual.
Overview & General Specifications 7 Precis SD Instruction Manual Overview & General Specifications Applicability Notice The information in this manual applies to Precis SD (Slam Dunk) systems. For other type s of Precis systems, see the Pr ecis Instruction Manual .
Overview & General Specifications 8 Precis SD Instruction Manual Precis SD Control Featur es Precis SD systems support three different protocol s: BCS* (Basic Control Structure), XNNet, and TCP/IP . Several different control options are availa ble.
Overview & General Specifications 9 Precis SD Instruction Manual Rear View The enclosure’ s appearance, as viewed from the rear , (FIG . 2) will vary depending on the configuration.
Overview & General Specifications 10 Precis SD Instruction Manual Power Receptacle & Specificatio ns The universal power re ceptacle is in the lower left hand corner on the rear of the enclosure (FIG . 4). Maximum power specifications are on the power recep tacle.
Overview & General Specifications 11 Precis SD Instruction Manual Precis SD General Specifications * The fuse is internal and is not field serviceabl e.
Overview & General Specifications 12 Precis SD Instruction Manual Configuration Information & Control Options The factory configuration of the Precis SD is constructed internally by the CPU up.
Overview & General Specifications 13 Precis SD Instruction Manual BCS Serial Control Protocol The Precis SD can be controlle d with an external serial co ntroller that sends and receives ASCII characters via the CONTROL port.
Overview & General Specifications 14 Precis SD Instruction Manual.
Installation & Setup 15 Precis SD Instruction Manual Installation & Setup Site Recommendations When placing the enclosu re, follow the recommendations and preca utions in this chapter to reduce potential installation and operation hazards. Environment Choose a clean, dust free, (preferably) air-conditioned location.
Installation & Setup 16 Precis SD Instruction Manual Circuit Overloading When connecting the equipment to the supply circuits, be aware of the effect that overloading the circuits might have on over- current protection and supply wiring. Reliable E a rthing (G rounding) Reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment should be maintained.
Installation & Setup 17 Precis SD Instruction Manual Rack Installation & System Setup The Precis SD Distribution Matrix enclosure can b e mounted in a standard EIA 19 in. (48.26 cm) rack. Rack installation ears a re included, and directions for attaching the rack ears are included in the rack installation instructions (page 18).
Installation & Setup 18 Precis SD Instruction Manual Installation Procedure A flow chart sh owing the installation sequence is in FIG . 5. The procedure following p rovides general steps with references to detailed information found later in this manual.
Installation & Setup 19 Precis SD Instruction Manual 4. Attach only the first two source and destina tion de vices; see “Attaching Inputs & Outputs” on page 24. Do not apply power to the devices until after the Pre cis SD has power (Step 5).
Installation & Setup 20 Precis SD Instruction Manual Attaching External Controllers The Precis SD can be co ntrolled by attaching an e xternal control device that uses one of the communication pro.
Installation & Setup 21 Precis SD Instruction Manual Attaching Serial Controllers An external serial controller is any device that can send and receive ASCII code over an RS-232 (null modem) serial cable attached to the CONTRO L port on the enclosure’ s CPU.
Installation & Setup 22 Precis SD Instruction Manual 2. Plug one end of the null modem serial cable into the CONTROL port on the enclosure (FIG . 9). 3. Plug the other end of the serial cable into the serial port on the serial controller/device. 4.
Installation & Setup 23 Precis SD Instruction Manual Attaching External XNNet Controllers An XNNet device is any device that sends and receives XNNet protocol over the REMOTE port. AMX AutoPatch XNNet control devices include remote control panels, Single Bus Controllers (SBCs), and Preset SBCs.
Installation & Setup 24 Precis SD Instruction Manual Attaching Inputs & Outputs Input and output connectors are the attachment points for source and destination device s that connec t to the system.
Installation & Setup 25 Precis SD Instruction Manual Cabling Video Connectors The video connectors are color coded; the white BNC connectors are inputs and the black BNC connectors are outputs.
Installation & Setup 26 Precis SD Instruction Manual Wiring Audio Connectors The stereo audio connectors for the Precis SD are pl uggable 5-p osition terminal block that can be wired for balanced (differential) or unbalanced (single-ended) audio (FIG .
Installation & Setup 27 Precis SD Instruction Manual Applying Power & Startup The enclosure’ s universal pow er receptacles will accep t all major international standard power sources. Standard US power cords are provided for installations within the US.
Installation & Setup 28 Precis SD Instruction Manual Serial Control Device Startup If you have not already done so, attach the serial control device to the CONTROL port on the enclosure (see page 20 ) and open the control program. AMX Control Devices The Precis SD is compatible with a n umber of AM X control devic es.
Installation & Setup 29 Precis SD Instruction Manual Executing a Test Switch Execute a test switch to ve rify the system is working properly before attaching all inputs and outputs. Aside from having signal cables (and a controller if applicable) attached, the system is ready to execute switches when it ships from the factory .
Installation & Setup 30 Precis SD Instruction Manual Control Panel To disconnect the factory default switch using the control panel: 1. Press the Cancel Key to place the panel in Switch mode. All the lights on the control panel turn off. The control panel is in Switch mode.
Installation & Setup 31 Precis SD Instruction Manual BCS Commands T o enter BCS commands, the system must be attached to a seria l control device (see “Attaching External Controllers,” on page 20) running a terminal emulation program such as W indows ® HyperT erminal.
Installation & Setup 32 Precis SD Instruction Manual Technical Support Before contacting technical support with a questi on, please consult this manual. If you still have questions, contact your AMX representative or tec hnical support. Have your system’ s serial number ready .
Signal Specifications 33 Precis SD Instruction Manual Signal Specifications This chapter contains the specifications for the video and audio signals routed by the Precis SD system. For information on cabling and wiring video and audio connectors, see “Attaching Inputs & Outputs” on page 24.
Signal Specifications 34 Precis SD Instruction Manual Standard Audio Specifications * T otal of input gain plus output gain cannot exceed +10 dB. AMX reserves the right to modify its pro duc ts and their specifications without notice. Standard Audio Signal Specifications Parameter Conditions V alue Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz <±0.
Precis SD Control Panel Operation 35 Precis SD Instruction Manual Precis SD Control Panel Operation Overview All Precis SD systems have an integral Precis X/Y Control Panel for controlling the system’ s switches and system attributes. The control panel can also be used for system verification, redundant control, and troubleshooting.
Precis SD Control Panel Operation 36 Precis SD Instruction Manual Control Keys Modes of Operation A Precis SD Control Panel works in three standard modes: Switch (default) – use to execute switc.
Precis SD Control Panel Operation 37 Precis SD Instruction Manual Executing & Disconnecting Switches A switch is an active connection between an input (source) device and one or more output (destination) devices.
Precis SD Control Panel Operation 38 Precis SD Instruction Manual Note : Only one input si gna l can be routed to any given output . To execute a switch selecting ou tput (destination) first : 1. Press the Canc el Key . All the lights on the control panel turn off.
Precis SD Control Panel Operation 39 Precis SD Instruction Manual Verifying Signal Status Signal status can be verified to confirm that a switch has executed properly or to confirm correct routing to multiple outputs (destinations) without accidently executing or disconne cting switches.
Precis SD Control Panel Operation 40 Precis SD Instruction Manual Executing Macros (Local Presets) Note : For Precis SD systems, the terms “macro” and “local preset” are interchangeable . A macro (local preset) is a predetermined set of switches on a particular level (virtual matrix) that are routed simultaneously .
Precis SD Control Panel Operation 41 Precis SD Instruction Manual Adjusting Audio Some Precis SD systems offer optional volume control and digital input gain adjustment features.
Precis SD Control Panel Operation 42 Precis SD Instruction Manual Adjusting Digital Input Gain If your system has digital input gain control, adjustments (within the gain range for the specific a udio inputs) can be made at any time during normal opera tion.
Precis SD Control Panel Operation 43 Precis SD Instruction Manual Locking & Unlocking the Control Panel The Precis SD Control Panel can be loc ked by pressing a sequence of Leve l Keys. Locking the panel prohibits access to the system and can prevent accidental switching.
Precis SD Control Panel Operation 44 Precis SD Instruction Manual.
Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files 45 Precis SD Instruction Manual Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files Applicability N otice This appendix applies to XNConnect version 2.8.0. (XNConnect’ s version number is found under its Help menu.
Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files 46 Precis SD Instruction Manual Installing & Launching XNConnect Use XNConnect software only if you need to customize or chan ge the configuration information from the original specification.
Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files 47 Precis SD Instruction Manual 4. Select XNConnect. The XNConnect prog ram opens. When XNConnect is open, you can do either of the following: Discover the system (recommended); see below . Open an .
Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files 48 Precis SD Instruction Manual Opening an .xcl Configuration File The process of modifying an .xcl configuration file starts by opening it with XNConnect. After the modifications are complete, the new con figuration information must be loaded onto the system to implement the changes.
Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files 49 Precis SD Instruction Manual Navigating the Interface XNConnect displays configuration information in two panes. The graphics are located in the left pane, and the properties of the currently selected graphic are in the right pane.
Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files 50 Precis SD Instruction Manual Modifying an .xcl Configuration File Modifying an .xcl config uration file with XNConnect involves entering information in a field or in a series of dialog boxes. A brief look at the contents in the Help file provides a quick overview of the possible modifications.
Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files 51 Precis SD Instruction Manual Setting the Control Panel Password Important: The control panel password can be set without load ing the entire .xcl configura tion file to the system, thereby retaining the factory conf iguration with the Devi ce Discovery feature.
Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files 52 Precis SD Instruction Manual Creating Local Prese ts (Macros) A local preset is a predetermined collection of switch es on the same virtual matrix (level) to be routed simultaneously . Executing a local preset affects only those inp uts and outputs specified, not the whole system.
Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files 53 Precis SD Instruction Manual 7. For the first switch, clic k the source channel (inpu t) and one or more destination channels (outputs). Select multiple destination channels by holding down the Control key while selecting the channels.
Appendix A – Managing Configuration Files 54 Precis SD Instruction Manual Loading an .xcl Configuration File Once modifications have bee n made to the .xcl co nfiguration file, the file must be loaded onto the system’ s CPU for the changes to be implemented.
Appendix B – Programmer’s Interfa ce for System Diagnostics 55 Precis SD Instruction Manual Appendix B – Programmer’s Interface for System Diagnostics System Component Information The Precis SD displays system information in its splash screen * for diagnostic purposes.
Appendix B – Programmer’s Interfac e for System Diagnostics 56 Precis SD Instruction Manual Verbosity Settings The verbosity ( v ) settings ( v0 , v1 , v2 , v3 ) correspond to the level of detail that will be displayed, with v0 being the lowest level of detail and v3 being the highest level.
Appendix B – Programmer’s Interfa ce for System Diagnostics 57 Precis SD Instruction Manual Splash Screen Examples Following are four examples of splash screen in formation that could be displayed when different verbosity/component settings are specified.
Appendix B – Programmer’s Interfac e for System Diagnostics 58 Precis SD Instruction Manual FIG . 28 Display for v3i4 (verbo s ity 3, component 4) FIG .
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Un punto importante, dopo l’acquisto del dispositivo (o anche prima di acquisto) è quello di leggere il manuale. Dobbiamo farlo per diversi motivi semplici:
Se non hai ancora comprato il AMX Precis SD è un buon momento per familiarizzare con i dati di base del prodotto. Prime consultare le pagine iniziali del manuale d’uso, che si trova al di sopra. Dovresti trovare lì i dati tecnici più importanti del AMX Precis SD - in questo modo è possibile verificare se l’apparecchio soddisfa le tue esigenze. Esplorando le pagine segenti del manuali d’uso AMX Precis SD imparerai tutte le caratteristiche del prodotto e le informazioni sul suo funzionamento. Le informazioni sul AMX Precis SD ti aiuteranno sicuramente a prendere una decisione relativa all’acquisto.
In una situazione in cui hai già il AMX Precis SD, ma non hai ancora letto il manuale d’uso, dovresti farlo per le ragioni sopra descritte. Saprai quindi se hai correttamente usato le funzioni disponibili, e se hai commesso errori che possono ridurre la durata di vita del AMX Precis SD.
Tuttavia, uno dei ruoli più importanti per l’utente svolti dal manuale d’uso è quello di aiutare a risolvere i problemi con il AMX Precis SD. Quasi sempre, ci troverai Troubleshooting, cioè i guasti più frequenti e malfunzionamenti del dispositivo AMX Precis SD insieme con le istruzioni su come risolverli. Anche se non si riesci a risolvere il problema, il manuale d’uso ti mostrerà il percorso di ulteriori procedimenti – il contatto con il centro servizio clienti o il servizio più vicino.