Ultra Wide Bandwidth HDTV 8 x 9 CAT5E Matrix Switch
Any Remote Control, RS-232, or Ethernet
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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:
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:
The TMX89 has the following features
Flexible control options
TMX89 can be controlled by several methods, you can choose the
one the best fits your home theater control scheme.
Each output is individually switch-able. You can
configure TMX88 in one of 2 control modes:
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.
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.
Online manual (word document)
RS232 guide (word document)
IR manual (word document)
Ethernet manual (word document)
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