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TMX89: Ultra Wide bandwidth CAT5E matrix switch
Product ID: TMX89
TMX89: Ultra Wide bandwidth CAT5E matrix switch

Ultra Wide Bandwidth HDTV 8 x 9 CAT5E Matrix Switch

                          Accepts Any Remote Control, RS-232, or Ethernet

Back panel image          Touch screen image         RX wallplate

Why run multiple cables to each zone when you can use one?  Video Storm's TMX series matrix enables you to distribute HD video, digital & analog audio, bidirectional IR control, and power to each viewing zone using SINGLE CAT5E connections! 

The TMX series is a modularly designed matrix system that supports up to 12 input sources matrixed to as many outputs as you need.  The base unit, TMX89, comes standard with 8 inputs and 9 outputs (8 CAT5E, 1 RCA).  You can add up to 4 additional input boards (either HD or SD) and 1 additional output board (supporting 8 CAT5E outputs).  Additionally, if you need even more outputs we have 3 types of expansion devices: 

  • TMXVXP gives you 18 RCA video outputs,
  • TMXAXP gives you 18 RCA digital and analog audio outputs
  • TMXCXP gives you up to 32 CAT5E outputs

Each of these 2RU expansion boxes connect cleanly to the TMX89 main unit using our expansion ports (ribbon cables).  No need for external splitter or bulky cabling!

In addition to sending more than anyone over a single cable, the TMX series offers many new features such as:

  • Touch screen LCD panel for easy control and configuration
  • Ethernet control including simple web browser interface
  • Forward channel AND back channel IR routing
  • Independent IR distribution to all 12 input sources
  • Full DSP processed audio, including gain, EQ, balance, delay, and compensation
  • Conversion between stereo digital audio and analog audio
  • Control IR over Ethernet using IR-RX and IR-TX functionality
  • Real time clock which enables parental control, zone/source time limits, and other features

The TMX89 has the following features

  1. 8 input sets, each includes the following  (expandable to 12)
    • HDTV component video
    • Digital audio Coax / RCA
    • Digital audio TOSLINK / Optical
    • Analog audio R/L
    • IR output to control the source (back channel IR)
  2. 8 independently controllable CAT5E outputs, each transmit the following
    • HDTV component video
    • Digital audio Coax / RCA
    • Digital audio TOSLINK / Optical
    • Analog audio R/L
    • IR input for controlling zone (forward channel IR)
  3. 1 independently controllable local output set (RCA) with the same output types as #2 above
  4. Each output type individually controllable (advanced mode) or linked (basic mode)
  5. Full 256 step volume control on the analog audio outputs
  6. 256 step volume equalization on the analog audio inputs
  7. Programmable balance control on the analog audio outputs
  8. IR front panel detector and rear wired IR
  9. RS-232 input for serial control
  10. RS-232 output for expansion and HDMI matrix control
  11. Ethernet control including TCP/UDP/HTTP/DHCP
  12. Flash based micro controller which allows firmware updates
  13. Professional quality video amps capable of driving cables up to 300'
  14. Designed and tested to pass all video signals up to and including 1080p
  15. Steel rack mountable case
  16. Optional rack mounting ears

Flexible control options

TMX89 can be controlled by several methods, you can choose the one the best fits your home theater control scheme.

  1. Manual control using the front panel buttons
  2. IR control using a programmable remote.  You can download the Pronto codes needed here.  The raw Hex format is here.
  3. Ethernet control using TCP/UDP or HTTP
  4. RS-232 control with a PC or your existing home theater controller.  RS-232 programming guide here

Each output is individually switch-able.  You can configure TMX88 in one of 2 control modes:

  1. Basic mode:  Component video, analog audio, and digital audio(coax/tos) switch together.
  2. Advanced mode:  Component video, analog audio, and digital audio(coax/tos) all are switched independently

Supported by:

Audio volume control

The TMX89 integrates fully independent input and output volume adjustments on analog stereo audio using high quality DSP processing.  Why is this important? 

The input volume control allows you to equalize the volume from all sources to a common level.  Many satellite boxes output volume levels below nominal, so without this feature you would need to adjust the volume manually every time you switch between Cable/DVD to satellite.  After equalization, all your sources will have the same volume level. 

The output volume control is mainly used for two types of applications.  The first is to control the volume on your TV speakers from the centralized system.  It eliminates the need to use the TV remote to control volume.  The second application is for in wall/ceiling speakers.  Since volume control is built into the CMX, you can use inexpensive and high quality fixed gain multichannel power amplifiers to drive your speakers.  Not only does this simplify control, but it will save you several hundred dollars on the total solution.  Please see our forum for some examples of fixed gain amplifiers commonly used with the TMX.

HDMI expansion capability

The TMX89 has the ability to seamlessly add HDMI matrix switching capability.  Simply purchase one of our HMX series rack mountable HDMI matrix switches and connect the RS-232 port from the HMX switch to the expansion port on the TMX89.  You will be able to switch the HDMI matrix through the same control interface you use to switch the TMX89.  No need for a separate remote or RS-232 controller.

Upgradeable firmware

TMX89 supports firmware updates over the RS-232 or Ethernet port.  Future updates will add the capability to control all our new products over the expansion port.  Follow this link for more information.

Unit includes:

  • TMX89 HDTV matrix switch as pictured
  • 12V DC desktop power supply
  • Owners manual
  • 3 year warranty

Specifications:

  • 8 Input boards (can be expanded to 12)
       Component video input
         75Ohm terminated at all frequencies
         Gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
         1Vpp nominal input swing (Ypbpr)   4Vpp maximum  (DC invariant)
         DC rejection via capacitive coupling
         Crosstalk < -80 dB
       Digital audio RCA input
         75Ohm terminated at all frequencies
         Gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
         300mVpp nominal input swing    4Vpp maximum  (DC invariant)
         DC rejection via capacitive coupling
         Crosstalk < -80 dB   
       Digital audio TOSLINK input
         14Mbps data rate   
       Analog stereo audio input
         10KOhm terminated at all frequencies
         Gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
         2.6Vpp nominal input swing    4Vpp maximum  (DC invariant)
         DC rejection via capacitive coupling
         256 step programmable input volume equalization
         Crosstalk < -110 dB
       IR output (back channel IR)
         Modulated IR for connection to standard IR flasher
         3.3Vpp nominal input swing, normally high
  • 1 Output board (can be expanded to 2)
       8 CAT5E outputs
         Must be connected by single CAT5E/6 to TMXRX wallplates
         Supports transmission up to 300'  (longer distances may require local RX power supply)
       8 IR inputs (forward channel IR)
         For connection to modulated IR source
         3.3Vpp nominal input swing, normally high
  • Local RCA output
       Component video output
         Source impedance 75Ohm
         Gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
         2V/V gain to properly drive output load termination (zero effective gain at display)
         -3dB bandwidth > 100 Mhz
       Digital audio RCA output
         Source impedance 75Ohm
         Gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
         2V/V gain to properly drive output load termination (zero effective gain at display)
         Can be sourced from any PCM or analog audio input
       Digital audio TOSLINK output
         Optical digital audio inputs have built in shutters, no plugs needed
         Can be sourced from any PCM or analog audio input
       Analog stereo audio output
         Source impedance 600Ohm
         Gold plated matched low impedance RCA jacks
         Full DSP volume control
         THD+N < 0.0004%
  • AV expansion port for connection to TMX*XP devices
  • IR receiver (front) and wired IR (rear, polarity correcting)
  • RS-232 control input (DB9 female) & RS-232 expansion output (DB9 male)
  • Ethernet jack supporting 10mbps TCP/UDP/HTTP (DHCP or static)
  • Touch screen LCD control
  • Internal design
        Flash programmable micro controller
        Ultra wide bandwidth integrated buffered t-switch matrix prevents crosstalk or signal distortion
        Independent professional quality video amplifiers for best performance
        High reliability capacitors and self resetting fuse protection for long life
        Designed and manufactured in the USA

  • Housing
        Black steel rack mountable housing   17" x 13" x 5.25"   (3 RU)

Online manual (word document)   

RS232 guide (word document)    IR manual (word document)

Ethernet manual (word document) 

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List Price: $4,580.00
Price: $4,580.00

 

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