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AMX MAX-CSE Installation Manual

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MAX-CSE Video Encoder
The MAX-CSE Video Encoder (FG2178-70) allows audio and video signals to be
delivered in real-time across any IP network for broadcast to a virtually limitless
number of destinations – classrooms, boardrooms, training facilities, retail store
branches, and other commercial settings.
The MAX-CSE provides real-time encoding of both analog audio or video content into
both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 formats for delivery across these same IP networks
directly to a MAX-CSD10 Decoder, Modero VG-Series Touch Panel, or computer (for
immediate playback via a third-party streaming MPEG player).
The rear Ethernet port provides both 10/100 Ethernet connectivity and IEEE 802.3af
Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) which enables DC power to be supplied to this device over
the unused pairs of wires on the connected Ethernet cable. FIG. 1 shows the front and
rear views.
ID button
Status LED
Composite IN
S-Video IN
12 VDC
Ethernet Speed and
Link Activity LEDs
FIG. 1
MAX-CSE Video Encoder (front and rear views)
Note: This unit can be mounted onto either a flat surface or into an equipment rack by
first removing the front screws and then attaching it to an AC-RK.
Product Specifications
MAX-CSE Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
1.58" x 5.54" x 6.95" (4.01 cm x 14.07 cm x 17.65 cm)
• 500mA @ 12VDC (6W)
• Optional 12VDC power input overrides PoE when used.
• Power requirements are usage-dependent.
• Power Over Ethernet (PoE) is available.
This product is intended to be supplied by a Listed external
power supply rated from 10 to 18 VDC, minimum 500 mA or
• 2.02 lbs (0.92 kg)
• Metal with black matte finish
• FCC Part 15 Class B, CE, and UL listed
Video Inputs:
• Composite Video (via BNC).
• S-Video (via female S-Video connector)
Audio Inputs:
• Analog Stereo RCA connectors
• Microphone (1/8" stereo)
• NTSC (480i)
• PAL (576i)
Supported Video
• MPEG-2 (2 Mbps - 6 Mbps)
• MPEG-4 (500Kbps - 3 Mbps)
• Adjustable Bit Rate: up to 6 Mbps
Supported Audio
• MPEG Audio Level 2 (MP2)
• MPEG Audio Level 3 (MP3)
Front Panel
• ID Pushbutton: Used to set NetLinx ID (Device only)
assignment, and to reset the unit to factory defaults.
• Status LED: Green LED blinks to indicate both system and
communication status with the target Master.
• LCD Display: Provides system information such as the
currently used IP address.
• IR Receiver: Receives 38KHz AMX IR codes.
LCD Display
IR Receiver
Analog stereo audio
IR/Serial port
MAX-CSE Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel
Other AMX
Wiring Installation Procedures
The wiring parameters for the PWR, Serial, and Ethernet ports are described in detail
within the following sections.
Wiring the power connector
Use an external power supply, described in the Specifications table, to provide power
to the MAX-CSE through the rear 2-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix connector (FIG. 1). The
incoming PWR and GND wires from the power supply must be connected to the
corresponding locations within the PWR connector.
Power-over-Ethernet connection
Caution: When using PoE, you must FIRST ground the unit to provide ESD
protection. Install a single wire into the (-) GND side of the rear green 2-pin PWR
connector, and then connect the terminal-end of this wire to a grounded source.
It is recommended that the length of this wire NOT exceed 6 ft. (1.83 m).
Any 802.3af-compliant PoE switch (such as the NXA-ENET24 PoE) can automatically
detect the 802.3af-compliant MAX device by its authenticated PoE signature and
sense its required load before applying power to the PoE Ethernet port.
Note: PoE connections work with all existing Category (CAT) 3, 4, 5, 5e or 6 network
cabling (including patch cables and patch-panels, outlets, and other connecting
hardware) without requiring modification.
Reading the Ethernet LEDs
The MAX-CSE uses a standard CAT5 Ethernet cable to provide 10/100 network
connectivity to the network (FIG. 2). LEDs indicate communication activity, connection
status, speeds, and mode information.
Installation Guide
Video Encoder
• COMPOSITE IN: BNC connector (female) supports
Composite Video Input (NTSC/PAL).
• 12VDC PWR: 2-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (male) captive-
wire connector from an optional 12 VDC power supply
(overrides PoE).
• S-VIDEO IN: Mini-Din4 port for composite S-Video input.
• ETHERNET 10/100: RJ-45 port provides 10/100 Mbps
network communication and PoE. LEDs show
communication activity, connection status, speeds, and
mode information (FIG. 2).
• AUDIO R/L: Two RCA connectors support line-level stereo
input for analog stereo signals.
• RS-232/422/485: 9-pin (DB9) port supports
RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 data output including:
- 300, 600, 1,200, 2,400, 4,800, 9,600, 19,200, 38,400,
and 115,200 Baud rates
- 7 or 8 Data bits
- 1 or 2 Stop bits
- Even, Odd, Mark, Space, and None parity settings
- CTS and RTS handshaking
- XON/XOFF handshaking
• MIC: 1/8" mini-stereo input jack.
• IR/Serial: 2-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (male) captive-wire
connector provides IR/Serial control output by generating
IR with the use of an IR emitter (while in IR mode). This
port supports high-frequency carriers of up to 1.142 MHz
and can also generate IR with no carrier frequency.
• I/O: Two digital 4-channel binary I/O ports for contact
closure (accepts a 4-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix captive-wire
Each input is capable of voltage sensing. Input format is
software selectable with interactive power sensing for IR
• Operating Temperature: 0° to 45° C (32° to 113° F)
• Storage Temperature: -30º to 70º C (-22º to 158° F)
• Operating Relative Humidity: 5% to 85% (non-condensing)
• Operation intended for indoor use only.
• 2-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix female PWR connector (41-
• 4-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix female I/O connector (41-5047)
• BNC to RCA Adapter (41-1074)
• CC-NIRC IR Emitter cable
• MAX-CSE Quick Start Guide
• AC-RK Accessory Rack Kit (FG515)
• CSB Cable Support Bracket (FG517)
• PMB Pole Mount Bracket (FG531)
• STS, Serial To Screw Terminal (FG959)
• Surface Mount Bracket Accessory (FG525)



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