Key Features* Choice of 2U, 3U, 4U, or 5U frames* Choose from digital, fiber optic, analog, wideband, and stereo audio matrix boards* Single point of control for up to 10 separate switching planes* Hot-swappable matrix board slots allow installation and replacement of matrix boards in three easy steps* Field re-configurable and updateable* 10 presets per switching plane
The SMX System MultiMatrix Series of digital and analog multi-plane matrix switchers combines multiple, independent matrix switchers in a truly modular, field-configurable frame. Available in frame sizes from 2U to 5U, the SMX is capable of supporting up to 10 separate matrix boards for independent or simultaneous switching under a single point of control. It combines the proven reliability and high performance of Extron's CrossPoint®, MAV Plus, and MVX Series matrix switchers with the efficiency of a modular matrix switcher design. The SMX System is ideal for medical imaging systems, conference and training facilities, and other mid-sized applications that require the switching of different signal types in a cost-effective upgradable solution.
The heart of the SMX System MultiMatrix is a field-configurable frame designed to facilitate the installation of new and replacement matrix switcher boards with a minimum of time and labor. The unique, hot-swappable design quickly aligns each matrix board on its own horizontal plane. Matrix boards can be installed without switcher disassembly, new firmware, or even the need to remove a previously-installed SMX switcher from the rack. Four frames, available in 2U, 3U, 4U, and 5U sizes, provide four, six, eight, or ten matrix board slots, respectively. Simply select the combination of digital, fiber optic, analog, wideband, and stereo audio matrix boards that best fit the application, and then install them in any order. As AV signal routing needs change over time, choose new matrix boards to adapt the SMX to the new requirements.
SMX frames are also available with a redundant power supply for mission-critical applications. Power supplies are configured to automatically switch over to the spare, hot power supply in the event that the primary power supply fails, ensuring no loss of operation. SMX power supplies, internal operating temperature, and other key functions are continuously monitored by an integrated, high performance Web server that provides technical support personnel with the ability to receive critical service information via email through any authorized Web client.
Features* Combines multiple, independent digital and analog matrix switchers in a truly modular, field-configurable frame* Choice of 2U, 3U, 4U, or 5U frames — Four frames provide four, six, eight, or ten matrix board slots, respectively.* Choose from digital, fiber optic, analog, wideband, and stereo audio matrix boards — A full range of matrix boards is available for the SMX System MultiMatrix in I/O sizes of 4x4, 4x8, 8x4, 8x8, and 16x16.* Single point of control for up to 10 separate switching planes — Up to 10 matrix boards can be installed in an SMX frame and controlled from a single SMX front panel controller or control port.* Hot-swappable matrix board slots allow installation and replacement of matrix boards in three easy steps — Matrix boards can be changed or added without the need to disconnect power or remove the SMX frame from the equipment rack.* Field re-configurable and updateable — Matrix boards can be installed, removed, or replaced in the field with a minimum amount of configuration and set up required.* Enhanced QS-FPC™ - QuickSwitch Front Panel Controller — Provides a discrete, backlit button for each input and output, allowing for simple, intuitive operation.* Global presets — Frequently used I/O configurations may be saved and recalled either from the QS-FPC™ - QuickSwitch Front Panel Controller, Ethernet, or serial control. This time-saving feature allows I/O configurations to be set up and stored in memory for future use.* 10 presets per switching plane — Up to 10 presets per switching plane can be saved and recalled without affecting the other I/O plane connections.* Front panel security lockout — Prevents unauthorized use in non-secure environments. In lockout mode, a special button combination is required to operate the switcher from the front panel controller.* Virtual Plane Grouping — Switching planes can be grouped together to make a single, virtual switching plane. Plane grouping allows several signal planes to act as a single unit with a single control command affecting all planes.* RS-232 and RS-422 control port — Using serial commands, the SMX System MultiMatrix can be controlled and configured via the included Windows-based control software, or integrated into a control system. Extron products use the SIS™ - Simple Instruction Set command protocol, a set of basic ASCII code commands that allow for quick and easy programming. The RS-232 and RS-422 port also makes it easy to install firmware updates.* Front panel configuration port — A 2.5 mm mini jack is available for set-up and configuring the SMX without having to access the unit from behind the rack.* Control software — Provides a graphical, drag-and-drop interface for I/O configuration and other customization functions via RS-232 and RS-422 remote control. This software also offers an emulation mode for configuration of an offsite matrix switcher; the I/O configuration may be saved for future downloading to the matrix switcher.* Ethernet monitoring and control — Engineered to meet the needs of professional AV environments, Ethernet control enables the SMX System MultiMatrix to be proactively monitored and managed over a LAN, WAN, or the Internet, using standard TCP/IP protocols. Ethernet control provides for remote selection of input and output ties, adjustment and control of audio input and output levels, and advanced system diagnostics.* Rack-mountable metal enclosure — All SMX System MultiMatrix Switchers are housed in 19-inch wide metal enclosures.* Highly reliable, energy-efficient internal universal power supply — The 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, international power supply provides worldwide power compatibility with high demonstrated reliability.* Redundant Power Supply - On select models — SMX frames are available with a redundant power supply for mission-critical applications.
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