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Plixus MME

Overview

Figure 1-3 Plixus MME front view

The Plixus Multimedia Engine is the heart of the Plixus system. It controls all delegate units and interconnects to other systems either via the external audio connections or control ports (camera control, Dante, central software, API).

The central unit can drive a maximum of 80 Plixus units directly from the engine. In case a large number of units are required, the system can be extended with multiple Plixus Network Extenders.

Control dial functionality

The front of the Plixus MME has a Jog Wheel with the following options:

  • Push the dial to select a Level 1 setting
  • Turn the dial to select a Level 2 setting

The following table details the control dial options:

Level

Function

1 2
0 to max Loudspeaker volume

Microphone mode: Direct access

Microphone mode: Request

Microphone mode: VoX

Microphone mode: Group

0 to 8 Maximum number of open microphones
0 to max Plixus MME headphone volume
Additional icons are displayed to indicate different states:

indicates that CoCon server is connected to the Plixus Multimedia Engine

indicates an error state.

indicates a Master/Slave setup.

Control button key lock activation/deactivation. Press and hold control dial for 5 sec. You can still browse through the settings when locked.

Rear connectivity

Figure 1-4 Plixus MME rear view

The rear of the Plixus MME has the following connectivity options:

  1. AC power inlet & fuse holder
  2. Balanced (XLR) and two unbalanced (RCA) audio outputs
  3. Balanced and (XLR) two unbalanced (RCA) audio inputs
  4. 48 V power output (400 W)
  5. Two redundant DANTE™ network ports
  6. Two USB 2.0 ports (for future use)
  7. IP configuration port (LAN)
  8. Digital video output (HDMI) (for future usage)
  9. SDI video input
  10. SDI video output
  11. Two backbone conference network ports that are not powered (for future use)
  12. Four powered Plixus conference network ports

Dante™ interface

The optional Dante™ card should be installed as follows:

  1. Make sure the Dante card connectors face the top and put the card in under a 45° angle.
  2. Press the card down and secure it with two screws, one at each corner of the card.
Please switch off power before inserting the DANTE™ card into the Plixus MME/AE-R.

Open the cover of the central unit and insert the card in the position as indicated in the picture. Fix the Dante™ card by means of two screws and put the cover back on the central unit.

Supported Video Formats

 

SD SDI

PAL

NTSC

HD SDI

720p: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 Hz

1080p: 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 Hz

1080i: 50, 59.94 and 60 Hz

3G SDI 1080p: 50, 59.94 and 60 Hz

Factory defaults restore button

Figure 1-5 Reset button on Plixus MME

Depending on the number of seconds you press and hold the reset button, different outcomes are possible:

  • Press and hold the button for less than 5 seconds: the units will restart.
  • Press and hold the button for 5 up to 20 seconds: the IP address resets to the default IP address and the unit restarts. This is indicated by the blinking LED lights of the unit.
  • Press and hold the button for more than 20 seconds: configurations are not cleared but inactivated, IP address is reset to the default IP address and the unit restarts. This is indicated by the continuously lit LED lights.
Creation date: 23/09/2019 11:30 (b.maertens@televic.com)      Updated: 16/10/2019 13:30 (j.callant@televic.com)