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Casino™ Ready for 7/24/365 commercial duty
The Casino™ is the most cost effective, fully featured commercial switch available today. Utilizing technology from our Clarity™ and SoloCAT™ series, Zektor has created a large scale matrix switch that is unmatched in cost and performance. Configurable from 16X16 through 32X96 with locking BNC bayonet style connections required for professional installations.
True ultra wide bandwidth: DC-450MHz
To correctly display sharp images at 1080p60, a switch or distribution amplifier must be able to pass at least the third harmonic of the video signal, and the third harmonics of a 1080p60 can be as high as 280MHz. With a -3db bandwidth of 450MHz, the Casino effortlessly passes 1080p60 and all it's third harmonics.
Volume, Balance, Bass, Treble and a 5 band graphic equalizer on each zone.
In many cases the need for an audio receiver can be eliminated by using the audio features of the Casino™. Audio and tone control are adjustable in 0.5dB steps, and all allow direct or relative adjustments (Ex: Set the volume to an absolute -12.5dB, or increase it by 3.0dB). The tone controls have a range of +/-20dB.
Analog audio, digital audio, optical audio, all automatically converted.
It makes no difference whether your audio comes in through the analog inputs, digital coax inputs, or digital optical inputs, all inputs are converted to both analog and digital audio, and analog audio and digital audio are both available on the outputs. Analog is converted to digital, and digital is converted to analog. Optical inputs are available for the newer cable boxes that have only optical connections for their digital audio outputs.
Note: The Casino does not down convert DTS or 5.1 Dolby audio. When DTS or 5.1 Dolby audio is detected, it is passed straight through from the S/PDIF input to the S/PDIF outputs.
Volume and tone controls work on the digital inputs and outputs.
For the extreme in ultra-quiet audio and lowest possible distortion, you can input and output digital audio, completely bypassing the analog sections. No extra conversions are done, and you still have volume, balance, bass, treble and 5 band equalizer controls available on each zone.
Adjustable gain settings on each input
To balance the different levels of audio coming from different pieces of equipment, each audio input has a full range gain adjustment. The adjustment range is: +24dB to -99.5dB, or full mute, in 0.5dB increments. You can have separate settings for each input, and a separate setting for analog and digital inputs.
Stereo to mono mix down for each zone
For hallways, and outdoor speakers, where stereo is not particularly useful, each zone can be mixed from stereo to mono using a variety of different methods.
Full audio and video breakaway
Full audio and video breakaway is available on the front panel, and through serial control. Switch just the audio channels or just the video channels of any zone. Watch the game while listening to CD's!
D.C. coupled video inputs and outputs
D.C. coupled inputs and outputs are usually found only in professional, or passive (relay based) switches. In the Casino™, D.C. coupling is used throughout the video section. A completely black screen is passed with no field tilt distortions, as well as a completely white screen. By using a D.C. coupled design, we've also eliminated the "roll" that sometimes occurs on A.C. coupled switches when the screen changes quickly from very dark to very bright (or vice versa).
Adjustable mute switch delays
The Casino™ supports video / audio blanking during switching, sometimes called "Fade to Black". Each zone can be individually set to blank its video or mute its audio for an adjustable amount of time during switching. This can help eliminate the "rolling" that sometimes occurs when quickly switching between two un-synchronized video sources. The adjustable audio mute delays can also help eliminate the "thumps" that sometimes occur when digital audio is switched quickly. Complete control is given over all switching delays on the Casino, not only is each zone individually adjustable, but each channel of each zone is individually adjustable.
As an example, you can have Zone 1's video blank for 200ms, while the digital audio only mutes for 10ms, and yet have analog audio switch with no delays. Zone 2's timings can be set differently. All timings can be adjusted to match the needs of any piece of equipment you have connected to the Casino™.
The Casino supports RS-232, RS-422 control.
Control done right with K.I.S.S.™ (Keep It Simple Serial™)
RS-232/RS-422 port, Zektor's K.I.S.S.™ is one of the easiest to use, serial port protocols, on the market. Yet the extensive bi-directional command set allows total control over the Casino. Easily operate the Casino in either a Master / Slave (polled) mode, or a fully Asynchronous (push) mode.
All commands are bi-directional and can be programmed individually to send an immediate update on change, or to internally log their changes to be read later by polling.
By requesting a bitmap of changed parameters, polled commands are made much simpler by allowing you to read only the commands that have changed. There's no need to "dump everything" just to see if a zone had been remapped.
Front panel with integrated rack ears
How frustrating is it when your product arrives from a manufacturer with no rack ears? Zektor ships all professional products with the rack ears integrated into the product. Unpack and install directly into the rack.
Audio / video configurations
Bandwidth: 0Hz-450MHz @ +1/-3dB, all channels
Input Coupling: D.C. (max. allowable D.C. offset: 1.5V)
Output Coupling: D.C. (D.C. offset less than 40mV)
Resolution: 480i-1440p, all HDTV modes, includes 1080p24 & 1080p60
Input impedance: 75 ohms
Output (SoloCAT™ CAT5 only): Up to 96 over Zektor SoloCAT™ CAT5 technology
Freq. Response: 5Hz-20KHz @ +/-0.1dB
S.N. Ratio: > 85dB, 5Hz-20KHz unweighted
Input impedance: 5K ohms
Stereo L/ R inputs: Up to 32 BNC
Stereo L/R outputs Up to 96 BNC and CAT5
S/PDIF Inputs: Up to 32 Coax, Up to 32 Optical (w/ auto conversion)
S/PDIF Outputs: Up to 96 BNC local and CAT5
Transfer Rates: 13.2Mb/S
Audio Modes: PCM,DD5.1,DTS,All modes
Coax Input Levels: 200mV-7.0V (PC card compatible)
Coax Output Level: 500mV nominal into 75 ohms
Serial Port: 19200 8N1, USB Cable Compatible
K.I.S.S.™, Upgradable Firmware
Power, rack and hardware information
Power Req.: Up to 64 Watts
Mains Voltage: 100V-240V, 50Hz-60Hz, auto-sensing
Power Supply: Standard 3 prong IEC C14 connector
Dimensions: 17"W x 9.75"D x 3.375"H (feet add 0.25")