AMX NMX-ENC-N1122 Instruction Manual

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IN STR U CT IO N MAN U AL
SVS I N 1 0 0 0 M P C S E R I ES E N C O DE RS / D E C O DE RS
D I G I T A L M EDI A D I STR I B U T I O N & S W I TC H I N G S O LU T I O N
NMX-ENC-N1122, NMX-DEC-N1222, NMX-ENC- N1133, AND NMX-DEC-N1233

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  • Page 1 D I G I T A L M EDI A D I STR I B U T I O N & S W I TC H I N G S O LU T I O N NMX-ENC-N1122, NMX-DEC-N1222, NMX-ENC- N1133, AND NMX-DEC-N1233...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    COPYRIGHT NOTICE AMX© 2015, all rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of AMX. Copyright protection claimed...
  • Page 3 Anyone performing field maintenance on AMX equipment should use an appropriate ESD field service kit complete with at least a dissipative work mat with a ground cord and a UL listed adjustable wrist strap with another ground cord WARNING: Do Not Open! Risk of Electrical Shock.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Table of Contents Introducing Your New N1000 Series ..............6 Product Overview ......................6 Common Applications..........................6 Features ..............................6 N1122/N1222 Front and Rear Panel Descriptions ............7 N1133/N1233 Front and Rear Panel Descriptions ............8 Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment ..........10 Installation Overview .....................
  • Page 5 Table of Contents HostPlay Page......................... 34 IR Page ..........................35 N-Act Page........................36 Serial Page........................37 Security Page ........................38 KVM Page......................... 38 EDID Page ........................39 Logs Page ........................40 LLDP Page ........................40 Decoder Configuration Options ...............41 Settings Page ......................... 42 Decoder Setup Section ....................
  • Page 6: Introducing Your New N1000 Series

    Product Overview The N1000 Minimal Proprietary Compression (MPC) AV over IP Series belongs to the SVSI product family from AMX. These products provide 1080p HD Video over IP with PoE support. They feature improved digital pixel reproduction and reduce latency to an industry leading 10-ms for gigabit links.
  • Page 7: N1122/N1222 Front And Rear Panel Descriptions

    Introducing Your New N1000 Series N1122/N1222 Front and Rear Panel Descriptions Refer to the following figures and the Front and Rear Panel Descriptions table on page 9 for details on ports and LEDs available on the N1122/N1222 Series Encoders and Decoders. 1) Device Reset Button 2) Device ID Discovery Button 3) Power/Status Indicators...
  • Page 8: N1133/N1233 Front And Rear Panel Descriptions

    Introducing Your New N1000 Series N1133/N1233 Front and Rear Panel Descriptions Refer to the following figures and the Front and Rear Panel Descriptions table on page 9 for details on ports and LEDs available on the N1133/N1233 Series Encoders and Decoders. 1) USB Mini-B Port (supported by Encoders) 4) Device ID Discovery Button 2) USB Standard-A Ports (supported by Decoders)
  • Page 9 Introducing Your New N1000 Series Front and Rear Panel Descriptions Front Panel USB Mini-B port Connects the Encoder to the computer to be controlled (N1133 only). USB Standard-A port (x2) Connects the Decoder to keyboard and/or mouse or touchscreen (N1233 only). RESET button Recessed pushbutton.
  • Page 10: Installing And Configuring Your Av Equipment

    Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Installing and Conf iguring Your AV Equipment This chapter provides an installation overview as well as a detailed step-by-step process for installation. If you encounter any problems, refer to the Troubleshooting section on page 60 for help. Installation Overview The N1000 Encoders and Decoders have multiple configuration and installation options.
  • Page 11: Mounting Options

    Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Mounting Options The N1000 units are available in stand-alone and card versions. The stand-alone version can be free standing, surface mounted, wall mounted, or rack mounted. All cards must be rack mounted using the N9206 Card Cage (sold separately). Surface and Wall Mounting To mount your N1000 stand-alone unit to a flat surface or wall, follow these steps: Remove the four screws from the bottom of the unit and use them to attach the mounting wings (not included in shipment -...
  • Page 12 Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Rack Mounting Cards FIG. 9 Align the thumb screw on back plate before seating card into cage. Firmly seat the card and tighten the thumb screw by hand to secure card placement. Use one of the six Phoenix connector cables (included in shipment with the Card Cage) to connect the card’s 12VDC input Phoenix connector to one of the cage’s six 12VDC outputs.
  • Page 13: Step-By-Step Installation Instructions

    3. You loaded N-Able onto the computer you are using to conf igure the equipment. From your host computer, download N-Able (our free setup utility software): PC version - http://www.amx.com/products/N-ABLE-PC.asp Mac version - http://www.amx.com/products/N-ABLE-MAC.asp This software is designed to set up and control the equipment during initial deployment, however, it is not always the best solution for production-type or primary user control.
  • Page 14 Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Double-click the wired interface to your AV network, and then click the Properties button. Scroll down in the list to the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option. Highlight it and click the Properties button. N1000 Series User Manual...
  • Page 15 Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Enable the Use the following IP address option, and enter the static IP address provided to you by your network administrator. NOTE: If the computer does not need Internet access, you can simply enter a unique 169.254.xxx.xxx IP address with a 255.255.0.0 subnet mask.
  • Page 16 Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Once the Decoders and displays are connected and powered up, the LocalPlay screen appears on the displays. NOTE: If the LocalPlay screen does not appear, refer to Chapter 5, Troubleshooting for more guidance. NOTE: In order for the unit to receive PoE, it must be connected to a switch or other equipment that has a PoE PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment) port.
  • Page 17 Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Encoders are listed across the top of the page. Decoders are listed down the left side of the page. Red Text - No video source (Encoder) or no display (Decoder). Black Text - Unit is in live play mode. Blue Text - Unit is playing locally-stored content.
  • Page 18: How Ip Address Changes Affect Unit Control

    Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Changing Stream Setting FIG. 15 Repeat these steps until all Encoders are connected to the network and configured with an appropriate Stream number. NOTE: Each Encoder’s Stream number must be unique to all other Encoders on the network. NOTE: Screen-by-screen descriptions of the web interface options are provided for your reference in the Encoder Conf iguration Options section on page 25...
  • Page 19: Changing Ip Addresses

    Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Changing IP Addresses There are two ways to assign new IP addresses to your N1000 units using N-Able: Option 1: Log in to each unit individually and make the changes on the Settings page. ...
  • Page 20 Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment HDMI Cable N1000 Encoder Cat-5 Cable Network PoE-Enabled Switch Encoder Connection to Source FIG. 17 N1000 Series User Manual...
  • Page 21: Switching And Scaling Options

    Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Switching and Scaling Options SVSI Encoders and Decoders make up a true AV matrix solution. In other words, one input can go to any or all outputs. Decoders have internal scaling capabilities. Encoders in MPC mode do not scale. Keep the following in mind: The input of an Encoder is the video and/or audio signal going into the Encoder.
  • Page 22: Control Options

    Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Control Options For the most part, once the initial setup is complete, you will be primarily managing/configuring the Decoders. To better understand, think of Encoders as radio stations and Decoders as car radios. The Encoders are supplying the streams and, using the Decoders, you can “tune in”...
  • Page 23: Kvm Configuration

    Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment KVM Conf iguration The N1133 Encoders and N1233 Decoders are KVM-capable. By default, USB connections are enabled and configured to follow video switching. Basic Setup Follow these steps for basic KVM configuration: On the N1133 Encoder, connect the USB Mini-B port to the computer to be controlled. Connect the computer’s video output to the Encoder’s HDMI IN port.
  • Page 24: Advanced Kvm Setup (With Added Security Features)

    Installing and Configuring Your AV Equipment Advanced KVM Setup (With Added Security Features) You can configure devices for more advanced KVM operation on the Encoder and Decoder using N-Able’s KVM Wizard. To access the wizard, select Tools > KVM Wizard from the N-Able main menu (as shown below in Figure 19).
  • Page 25: Encoder Configuration Options

    Encoder Configuration Options Encoder Conf iguration Options This chapter defines N1000 Series Encoder configuration options. For ease of navigation, it is organized to reflect the graphical user interface (GUI). From any main page in the GUI, you can access all other main pages by clicking the links in the top navigation bar. Figure 21 shows the navigation bar and provides hot links to the sections of this chapter which describe each main page.
  • Page 26: Settings Page

    Encoder Configuration Options Settings Page Click the Settings link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 22. This page is divided into several sections and also has links to other dialog boxes for additional configuration options. Refer to the following sections for detailed descriptions: Encoder Setup Section on page 27 ...
  • Page 27: Encoder Setup Section

    Encoder Configuration Options Encoder Setup Section The Encoder Setup section of the Settings page is shown in Figure 23. Options are described in Table Encoder Setup Section FIG. 23 Settings Page: Encoder Setup Section TABLE 1 Option Description Notes Device Name Enter a user-friendly name for the unit.
  • Page 28 Encoder Configuration Options Settings Page: Encoder Setup Section (Cont.) TABLE 1 Option Description Notes Audio Source Set the audio source to be disabled, enabled or selected The AUTO setting always corresponds to HDMI audio automatically (see note). as long as there is an HDMI source. If the source is unplugged, it will automatically fall back to analog audio (if there is an analog source plugged in).
  • Page 29: Advanced Settings

    Encoder Configuration Options Advanced Settings The section of the Settings page shown in Figure 24 is displayed when you click the Advanced Settings link. Options are described Table Advanced Settings FIG. 24 Settings Page: Advanced Settings TABLE 2 Option Description Notes Settings Lock Enable to lock the Encoder IP settings and stream...
  • Page 30 Encoder Configuration Options Settings Page: Advanced Settings (Cont.) TABLE 2 Option Description Notes Audio Gain Left/Right Slide right to provide a POST-ENCODE boost in the left This can help compensate when the source is or right channel’s audio signal. providing a weak audio signal. Does not affect digital audio.
  • Page 31: Rs232 Settings

    Encoder Configuration Options RS232 Settings The section of the Settings page shown in Figure 25 is displayed when you click the RS232 Settings link. Options are described in Table RS232 Settings FIG. 25 Settings Page: RS232 Settings TABLE 3 Option Description RS232 Baud Rate Select the appropriate baud rate for the RS232 serial interface.
  • Page 32: Status Section

    Encoder Configuration Options Status Section The Status section of the Settings page is shown in Figure 27. Options are described in Table Status Section FIG. 27 Settings Page: Status Section TABLE 5 Option Description Notes HDMI Status Indicates if a video source is connected to the Encoder. Input Resolution Indicates the video resolution of the currently connected source.
  • Page 33: Change Password

    Encoder Configuration Options Change Password To change the N1000 Encoder interface password, enter the current password in the field labeled Old Password, and enter a new password in the New Password and Conf irm Password fields. Click Change PW to accept the new password. Change Password FIG.
  • Page 34: Hostplay Page

    Encoder Configuration Options HostPlay Page Click the HostPlay link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 30. This page allows you to upload new images to the Encoders and configure the image playlists. The playlist will be shown on the display when no video is being transmitted or received.
  • Page 35: Ir Page

    Encoder Configuration Options IR Page Click the IR link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 31. This page allows you to upload and execute IR Pronto codes so that other vendor’s devices can be controlled through the Encoder’s IR connector. Commands can be saved for future use and executed later.
  • Page 36: N-Act Page

    Encoder Configuration Options N-Act Page Click the N-Act link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 32. This page allows you to create command lists which are performed automatically by the unit based on power or video connection (without the use of an outside controller).
  • Page 37: Serial Page

    Encoder Configuration Options Serial Page Click the Serial link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 33. This page allows you to upload and execute commands used for direct control of serial devices. Commands may be saved for future use and executed later. The Serial Code menu lists all saved commands.
  • Page 38: Security Page

    Encoder Configuration Options Security Page Click the Security link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 34. This page allows you to force HTTPS connections and set up a default password for stream encryption. To successfully communicate, the Decoder must know and match the Encoder password.
  • Page 39: Edid Page

    Encoder Configuration Options EDID Page Click the EDID link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 36. Every display has stored information that it communicates to the output device. This page allows you to view that information.Options are described in Table 12.
  • Page 40: Logs Page

    Encoder Configuration Options Logs Page Click the Logs link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 37. The Logs page displays a command log that lists all TCP and UDP messages the unit receives. It also displays the web browser’s IP address and gives you options to Refresh and Reset Logs.
  • Page 41: Decoder Configuration Options

    Decoder Configuration Options Decoder Conf iguration Options This chapter defines N1000 Series Decoder configuration options. For ease of navigation, it is organized to reflect the graphical user interface (GUI). As explained previously in the Decoder Conf iguration Options section on page 41, you can access the GUI main pages by clicking the links in the top navigation bar.
  • Page 42: Settings Page

    Decoder Configuration Options Settings Page Click the Settings link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 40. This page is divided into several sections and also has links to other dialog boxes for additional configuration options. Refer to the following sections for detailed descriptions: Decoder Setup Section on page 43 ...
  • Page 43: Decoder Setup Section

    Decoder Configuration Options Decoder Setup Section The Decoder Setup section of the Settings page is shown in Figure 41. Options are described in Table Decoder Setup Section FIG. 41 Settings Page: Decoder Setup Section TABLE 13 Option Description Notes Device Name Enter a user-friendly name for the unit.
  • Page 44 Decoder Configuration Options Settings Page: Decoder Setup Section (Cont.) TABLE 13 Option Description Notes Lineout Volume This slider controls the output gain on the analog audio output. By default, it controls both the left and right lineout channels. Click the Set Left/Right link to control channels individually.
  • Page 45: Advanced Settings

    Decoder Configuration Options Advanced Settings The section of the Settings page shown in Figure 42 is displayed when you click the Advanced Settings link. Options are described Table Advanced Settings FIG. 42 Settings Page: Advanced Settings TABLE 14 Option Description Notes Settings Lock Enable to lock the Decoder IP settings and stream...
  • Page 46 Decoder Configuration Options Settings Page: Advanced Settings (Cont.) TABLE 14 Option Description Notes Invert HDMI Horizontal Select to invert the polarity of the horizontal sync Sync signal driven to the display device. Invert HDMI Vertical Select to invert the polarity of the vertical sync signal Sync driven to the display device.
  • Page 47: Rs232 Settings

    Decoder Configuration Options RS232 Settings The section of the Settings page shown in Figure 43 is displayed when you click the RS232 Settings link. Options are described in Table RS232 Settings FIG. 43 Settings Page: RS232 Settings TABLE 15 Option Description RS232 Baud Rate Select the appropriate baud rate for the RS232 serial interface.
  • Page 48: Status Section

    Decoder Configuration Options Status Section The Status section of the Settings page is shown in Figure 45. Options are described in Table Status Section FIG. 45 Settings Page: Status Section TABLE 17 Option Description Notes HDMI Status Indicates if video is connected to the Decoder. Input Resolution Indicates the video resolution of the incoming video source.
  • Page 49: Change Password

    Decoder Configuration Options Change Password To change the N1000 Decoder interface password, enter the current password in the field labeled Old Password, and enter a new password in the New Password and Conf irm Password fields. Click Change PW to accept the new password. Change Password FIG.
  • Page 50: Audio Downmixer Settings

    Decoder Configuration Options Audio Downmixer Settings The section of the Settings page shown in Figure 48 is displayed when you click the Audio Downmixer Settings link. Options are described in Table Audio Downmixer Settings FIG. 48 Settings Page: Audio Downmixer Settings TABLE 19 Option Description...
  • Page 51: Crop/Pan/Zoom Page

    Decoder Configuration Options Crop/Pan/Zoom Page Click the Crop/Pan/Zoom link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 49. This page allows you to customize the viewable portion of the input. See Table 20 for option descriptions.
  • Page 52: Localplay Page

    Decoder Configuration Options LocalPlay Page Click the LocalPlay link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the screen shown in Figure 50. This page allows you to upload new images to the Decoders and configure the image playlists. The playlist will be shown on the display when no video is being transmitted or received.
  • Page 53: Ir Page

    Decoder Configuration Options IR Page Click the IR link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 51. This page allows you to upload and execute IR Pronto codes so that other vendor’s devices can be controlled through the Decoder’s IR connector. Commands can be saved for future use and executed later.
  • Page 54: N-Act Page

    Decoder Configuration Options N-Act Page Click the N-Act link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 52. This page allows you to create command lists which are performed automatically by the unit based on power or video connection (without the use of an outside controller).
  • Page 55: Serial Page

    Decoder Configuration Options Serial Page Click the Serial link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 53. This page allows you to upload and execute commands used for direct control of serial devices. Commands may be saved for future use and executed later. The Serial Code menu lists all saved commands.
  • Page 56: Security Page

    Decoder Configuration Options Security Page Click the Security link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 54. This page allows you to force HTTPS connections and set up a default password for stream encryption. To successfully communicate, the Decoder must know and match the Encoder password.
  • Page 57 Decoder Configuration Options KVM Page Options TABLE 25 Option Description USB Enable Enable to allow the ability to share mouse and keyboard over the network. Enabled by default. When disabled, the unit works like a non-KVM unit and ignores any keyboard or mouse activity. Permission Level Set the permission level for the Decoder.
  • Page 58: Edid Page

    Decoder Configuration Options EDID Page Click the EDID link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 56. Every display has stored information that it communicates to the output device. This page allows you to view the EDID information of the connected output display.
  • Page 59: Logs Page

    Decoder Configuration Options Logs Page Click the Logs link at the top of any of the main web pages to access the page shown in Figure 57. The Logs page displays a command log that lists all TCP and UDP messages the unit receives. It also displays the web browser’s IP address and gives you options to Refresh and Reset Logs.
  • Page 60: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting This chapter contains possible solutions to some common issues. Should you encounter any problems not covered by these guidelines, please contact SVSI technical support via email (svsisupport@harman.com) or call 256.461.7143 x9900. You can also visit our support webpage at support.svsiav.com. Issues Suggestions LocalPlay screen displays instead of the...
  • Page 61: Series Default Local/Host Play Troubleshooting Screens

    Troubleshooting Series Default Local/Host Play Troubleshooting Screens This section shows and defines the status screens displayed by N1000 Series devices. FIG. 59 Host Play Screen Displayed when Decoder..and Encoder..Notes • is set to view an Encoder stream on •...
  • Page 62 Decoder is receiving the stream from the intended Encoder. However, the video signal being sent to the Encoder is not supported. Please refer to the AMX website for supported resolution lists for specific products. FIG. 62 Restricted Content Not Supported Screen Displayed when Decoder..
  • Page 63 Troubleshooting FIG. 63 Video Source Outputting Restricted Content Screen Displayed when Decoder..and Encoder..Notes • is receiving a stream from an • is receiving HDCP-protected Please call SVSI Technical Support to enable this feature. Encoder content from the video source, but is not set up to pass it.
  • Page 64 © 2015 Harman. All rights reserved. AMX, AV FOR AN IT WORLD, and HARMAN, and their respective logos are registered trademarks of HARMAN. Last Revised: Oracle, Java and any other company or brand name referenced may be trademarks/registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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