HDTV Supplys WolfPack Component Video Matrix Switchers connect 24 sources & up to 112 displays w/7 slide in 24X16 cards as shown here.
Our line of component matrix systems are field-upgradeable & hot-swappable with a modular design with the base unit starting at 24X16 with CAT5 outputs. This WolfPack 24X16 & Up Component Video Matrix Switcher allows any of the 24 inputs to be routed to any output; or the same input to be routed to all outputs, or any combination. The WolfPack card has one RJ45 connector per output and does not support component output cabling from the back panel nor has audio.Adding Output Cards Overview:
Adding more outputs to the system can be done by adding one or more CATx 16 port output cards. The following instructions will take you step by step through the process.Opening the WolfPack Matrix System:
Installing the Cards:
- Remove all AC power from the system, and disconnect all signal cables.
- Remove the system from the rack.
- Remove the 7 screws from the rear flange of the top cover.
- Remove the 4 side screws from the top cover (2 on each side).
- Slide the top cover back, and then off of the system chassis.
- Remove 2 screws and slot blank cover from the rear panel. Save the screws for later. The blank cover can be discarded.
- Put the ESD wrist strap on your wrist and attach the clip end to the system chassis.
- Remove a 16 port output card from its ESD safe bag.
- Install into the lowest numbered slot in the backplane board. Insert edge connector in a straight down motion not angled. Push firmly to ensure it is seated all the way.
- Install 2 screws through the rear panel and into mounting brackets on the 16 output card.
- Replace the top cover, the 4 side screws, and the 5 rear flange screws.
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Q/AQ: I'm not getting a picture, what do I do?
In most structures, modern three wire outlets will power all the equipment and provide a safety ground. However as systems are upgraded over time, and add
- 16 on work might not be completed to the National Electric Code (NEC), the ground system can become compromised. For your A/V system, this may not only affect
performance, but may also leave the equipment susceptible to surge damage.
Your Cat5 receivers have basic surge suppression circuits built in, so for best performance and protection, either the display or the Cat5 receiver should be grounded. A
display with a three wire AC plug meets this requirement, but if the display has a two wire plug, you should ground the Cat5 receiver directly to the AC Outlet. We highly
recommend checking the AC ground at each display outlet and rack location to ensure proper wiring and compliance with the NEC.
When using external Cat5 surge suppressors to further protect your system, the ground connection is absolutely required as the surge suppressor only works when properly connected to ground.Testing Cables Prior To Use:
When using Cat5 cable testers/certifiers, the cable should map each pin straight
across (i.e. 1 to 1, 2 to 2, through 8 to 8).