Key Features* 15.2 Gbps data-rate digital backplane* 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 select XTP twisted pair transmitters and receivers* Audio breakaway* Modular, field-upgradeable and hot-swappable design
The Extron XTP CrossPoint 1600 provides flexible, reliable digital and analog video switching and distribution between local and remote endpoints. This modular matrix switcher is configurable from 4x4 up to 16x16 using a wide variety of available input and output boards. It sends high-resolution video, audio, RS-232, Ethernet, and power up to 330 feet (100 m) over a shielded CATx cable to remote XTP® transmitters and receivers, and even greater distances over fiber optic cable. The XTP CrossPoint 1600 also supports direct HDMI, DVI, VGA, video, and audio connections to local sources and displays. XTP Systems® deliver robust signal routing and reliability with ultra-fast digital video switching and advanced system monitoring.
XTP Systems are HDCP compliant and deliver ultra-fast, highly reliable digital switching with Extron-exclusive SpeedSwitch® Technology. They include a wide range of integrator-friendly features such as EDID Minder®, Key Minder®, and advanced system monitoring and control capability.
An Extron XTP CrossPoint® matrix switcher is the heart of XTP Systems. The high speed, 15.2 Gbps data-rate digital backplane designed into the matrix switcher ensures full compatibility with the highest resolution signals currently in use, while also providing a future-ready upgrade path for new formats with higher resolutions such as 4K and Ultra HD - UHD video. Its modular design allows the system to be customized to the application, with available input and output boards providing local distribution of HDMI, DVI, VGA, 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 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, audio breakaway, and downmixing multi-channel formats. In addition, the system can provide extension of Ethernet plus RS-232 and IR over the same shielded twisted pair cable as used for high resolution video and audio signal transmission. The use of a single twisted pair cable for multiple signals streamlines device operation and control, simplifies a cabling infrastructure, and reduces the need for added network drops.
Extron recommends Extron-certified XTP DTP 24 shielded twisted pair cable, shielded RJ-45 plugs, jacks, and couplers engineered for optimum signal transmission with Extron XTP Systems. 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.
Easy Setup and ConfigurationThe XTP CrossPoint matrix switcher provides convenient, user-friendly control software, for configuring, operating, and monitoring the system. It includes many of the 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 to the displays. 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 transmitters and receivers, and facilitates control and real-time status monitoring of all XTP devices through a computer.
System Monitoring and ControlThe XTP CrossPoint matrix switcher 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 CATx cabling as 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 devices attached to XTP transmitters and receivers.
Bidirectional RS-232 and IR insertion ports are included on the XTP CP input and output boards, transmitters, and receivers. These insertion ports allow, for example, a control system to insert IR signals into an XTP CP input board. The signals are then communicated to an XTP transmitter for controlling a Blu-ray Disc player. Similarly, the same control system can also insert RS-232 signals into an XTP CP output board for relay to an XTP receiver interfaced with a display device. All of this flexible system control capability is available using the same CATx 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 ControlAn Ethernet port accompanies each XTP RJ-45 port on an XTP transmitter or receiver, and the XTP CP input and output boards. These ports can be used to extend Ethernet access from the matrix switcher to remote endpoints over the same CATx cable, without the need to provide additional network drops or switches. For example, Blu-ray Disc players at the source endpoints can receive Internet access from the house LAN that is interfaced into the Ethernet ports of an XTP CP input board. A separate LAN for the control system can be used to control remote displays via the Ethernet ports on the XTP CP output boards.
The Ethernet ports on the XTP CP input and output boards can also be connected into a shared house LAN for both system control and network access. This also allows control system devices to be situated at remote endpoints. The capability to extend Ethernet to remote endpoints provides substantial flexibility to set LAN access in accordance with end-user requirements and IT policy.
Power CapabilitiesAs an added feature, the matrix switcher is capable of providing remote power to select XTP twisted pair devices using the same cable that transmits high resolution video, audio, RS-232 and IR control, and Ethernet. The use of a single cable for AV, control, and power simplifies endpoint integration. The XTP CrossPoint 1600 rack-mountable 5U enclosure also allows for the addition of an optional redundant power supply, ensuring continuous operation in mission-critical installations.
With hot-swappable modular components, a wide selection of XTP transmitters and receivers, and advanced 24/7 system monitoring, the XTP CrossPoint 1600 is designed to provide continuous, trouble-free operation in the most critical applications.
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