Dual RS232 Control

Dual RS232 Control

Dual RS232 Control for WolfPack Modular Matrix Systems with 2-RS232 Ports

For an up-to-date listing of all the methods to control our WolfPack Matrix Switchers go to Ways to Control Our WolfPack Family Of Modular Matrix Systems. On this page HDTV Supply shows its RS232 serial communications for connecting a computer or control system to allow serial data exchange between it & our Modular Matrix Systems. It is used in serial communication up to 50 feet with the rate of 1.492kbps. RS232 is often used to control displays & projectors, automated screens, lighting & heating controls, & various sensors and other devices. For that reason RS232 functionality is an important feature as well as with many control products such as our Modular Matrix Systems. A video can be seen at RS232 Video that shows you all the features of using our Dual-RS232 control interface. It shows that our matrix switchers are more than a matrix switcher but you also can send the HEX codes to control the surrounding equipment via an RS232 cable such as control the switching for another matrix, turning a projector ON/OFF & more.

Our Modular WolfPack Modular Matrix Systems have dual RS232 ports on the back of the chassis that can be used (1) as a back-up control if one malfunctions and (2) you can use the 2nd-RS232 port to control the Matrix Switcher at the same time as the first. Also, we have created a simple & very easy to use RS232 code to write your own drivers that can be seen in the RS232 User Manual if you want to write your own drivers. See the setup pictures below using Hercules to help you compose your interface.

The RS232 pinout is:  2-T, 3-R & 5-G.

EXAMPLE: If you want to switch input 8 to output 1, 8, 16, the RS232 command would be 8x1&8&16. and notice the command has a period (.) at the end of the string. The matrix replies "OK" when the right command is received & shows "ERR" when receiving a wrong command. Once you have written the drivers you now have access to over 2,000 Different WolfPack™ Modular HDMI Matrix Switchers to choose from supporting 12-chassis sizes:

  1. 4x4
  2. 8x8
  3. 9x9
  4. 16x16
  5. 18x18
  6. 36x36
  7. 48x48
  8. 56x56
  9. 64x64
  10. 72x72
  11. 80x80
  12. 160x160

Experienced AV hardware and software professionals can now write their own drivers for 3rd party control systems from:

  • AMX™
  • Creston™
  • Media Switcher™
  • OnControls™
  • Savant™
  • SimpleControl™
  • SwitchItUp™
  • SAVI Control™
  • URC Control™

How to use the info:

END USER: If you are an end user and want to have a whole-house control system from any of the above 3rd party control houses but your budget can't support the price you were quoted, do the following:

  1. Call us for a quote
  2. Once you get our quote call a 3rd party control reseller or installer in your area and tell them "Here is the hardware I want to use, please give me a quote on writing the software and installing all of the hardware at my location." You usually can save $1,000s on larger systems.

CAVEAT: We are not certified by any of the above 3rd party control systems companies nor have the necessary hardware to verify, troubleshoot and support the 3rd party writing of the code. We do warranty, though, that the RS232 script in the above RS232 User's Manual has and will work to control the matrix directly.

Why not buy an WolfPack Modular Matrix System with RS232 today?

When one is designing an HDMI Matrix Switch the most important initial specification is the number of inputs and outputs you will need in your facility. The next, and often forgotten, is how the user wants to control those inputs and outputs. HDTV Supply has your back when you're buying one of our WolfPack Family of Modular Matrix Switchers. We have them all shown at Ways to Control Our WolfPack Modular Matrix Systems and here is a summary:

Here Are Numerous Ways To Control Our WolfPack Family Of Modular Matrix Systems:

  1. iPad App (iOS)
  2. iPhone App (iOS)
  3. Android Tablet
  4. Android Phone
  5. Samsung Galaxy Tablet
  6. Samsung Galaxy Phone
  7. Web GUI from any browser
  8. Dual RS232 ports
  9. Dual LAN (TCPIP) ports
  10. Front panel push-buttons
  11. Color Touchscreens
  12. Our DTV Sports Bar Control System
  13. One-Way Control4 Drivers
  14. 2-Way Control4 Drivers
  15. Elan Drivers
  16. RTI Drivers
  17. ...and more coming
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