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Control Drivers for 4×4 Multiroom+ and POE System - HKHDA44P
We have ready-made control system drivers available for the 4×4 Multiroom+ Version 3 and POE Systems for the major control systems used in the UK. These are either IP, IR or RS232 Based.
Each download package for Control4, AMX, Crestron and RTI also includes support for the 4×4 HDMI Matrix (HKM44-UK, both V1 and V2), 4×4 Multiroom+ Singlewire (HKHA414SW, V1, V2 and V3) and the Multiroom+ 8×8 System (HKHA818SW).
The Multiroom+ PoE and 4×4 V3 systems have a user accessible web page built into them. This web page has an address that you type into a web browser (such as internet explorer or Google Chrome) and it allows you to control the matrix as well as change settings to do with the central hub.
All of the multiroom+ PoE and 4×4 V3 units ship with these default network settings:
IP Address: 192.168.1.88
In most cases these will need to be changed to work with the network the central hub is connect to.
To achieve this, you first need to connect the central hub LAN port on the rear of the main hub to a Lan socket on your home network hub or router. Once this has been done, you need to discover the central hub on your network.
Once this software is installed on your PC, you’ll be able to discover and set the central hubs’ network settings. Instructions on how to do so are included in the associated system manual.
Please follow the link below to download the software:
What is two-way IR?
With one way IR, the IR travels “backwards” from the TV location to the location of your source device or central matrix. The addition of a “forward” IR path means that IR can be sent 2 ways along the transmission cable, known as “two way IR”.
The “forward” IR path takes IR from the central location to the location of the receiver part of the product you are using. Normally this will be the location of a display or projector.
RS232 Serial and IR Codes for HDanywhere – HKM42-UK, HKM42BTP, HKM44-UK – HKHA414SW – HKHDA44P
The documents below contain the RS232 serial, IR codes and IP codes, where applicable, for our HDanywhere matrix range.
These control codes can be used to integrate our matrix devices with 3rd party remote controls and control systems where we don’t have existing drivers.
Models covered are HKM44-UK (both V1 and V2), HKHA414SW (V1, V2 and V3). Codes are broken down into separate documents, appropriately titled.
Control Drivers for 8×8 Multiroom+ System – HKHA818SW
We have ready-made control system drivers available for the 8×8 Multiroom+ System (Singlewire HDBaseT) for the major control systems used in the UK.
Each download package also includes support for the 4×4 Mutliroom+ Singlewire (HKHA414SW, V1, V2 and V3), 4×4 Multiroom+ POE (HKHDA44P) and the 4×4 HDMI Matrix (HKM44-UK, both V1 and V2).
Control Drivers for 4×4 HDMI Matrix + IR Passback – HKM44-UK
We have ready-made control system drivers available for the 4×4 HDMI Matrix + IR Passback – HKM44-UK (both V1 and V2) for the major control systems used in the UK.
Each download package for Control4, AMX, Crestron and RTI also includes support for the 4×4 Mutliroom+ Singlewire (HKHA414SW, v1, V2 and V3), 4×4 Multiroom+ POE (HKHDA44P) and the Multiroom+ 8×8 System (HKHA818SW).
Control Drivers for 4×4 Multiroom+ System – HKHA414SW
We have ready-made control system drivers available for the 4×4 Multiroom+ System (Singlewire HDBaseT, V1, V2 and V3) for the major control systems used in the UK. V1 and V2 drivers are based on RS232 serial connections and V3 drivers are IP or RS232 connections.
Each download package for Control4, AMX, Crestron, Netstream and RTI also includes support for the 4×4 HDMI Matrix (HKM44-UK, both V1 and V2), 4×4 Multiroom+ POE (HKHDA44P) and the Multiroom+ 8×8 System (HKHA818SW).
There is no picture or maybe a green screen following standby or when switching between source devices via a matrix. Most often this problem occurs once the TV goes to standby, and when brought out of standby to an ‘on’ state, it will not handshake properly and green screen instead of video appears.
Green screen flashes generally indicate a HDCP (Digital Content Protection) handshaking issue, or a HDMI hot plug detect issue between that particular source device and display.
Routing 3D Blu-ray (BR) via a multiroom+ system can be a challenge and in some cases, due to an incompatible mix of displays, will not be possible. Whether or not 3D Blu-ray formats can be routed via a multiroom+ system greatly depends on the mix of HDTVs, their capabilities and the 3D BR source itself.
HDanywhere video distribution systems require a single network cable to be run from each HDTV location, back to a central point. Some single wire systems use HDBaseT technology to transmit over 1 x Cat5e/6/7 cable up to a 100 / 328 ft metre distance.
This article is designed to give you a good overview of the standard of wiring needed for a HDBaseT system. For a detailed, official set of guidelines issued by HDBaseT click here.
Basic IR Setup (dos and don’ts)
When attempting to troubleshoot any issue, we need to isolate where the root cause of the fault could lie by a logical process of elimination.
At the start of a troubleshooting process, never rule out anything as not a potential cause of the problem. Every aspect of the installation should be considered as a potential suspect. Each component of the installation should be ruled out one-by-one and only then eliminated from the troubleshooting process as the potential problem.
NB: Both dongles have ‘RX’ moulded into the casing.
When using the IR over HDMI function, ensure that the switch is pushed across to ‘IR’ and not ‘CEC’.
Connect the dongles into the source device’s HDMI output port and the display device’s HDMI input port, initially without the HDMI cable connected.
Connect the IR cables. Connect the IR TX cable to the dongle that’s connected to the source device and connect the IR RX cable to the dongle connected at the display.
In order to use your source device remote(s) at the TV location, ensure that the IR RX cable receiver eye is fully inserted into the 3.5mm jack port on the dongle and the IR RX cable magic eye is positioned in sight of where you would usually like to point the remote control(s).
Connect the IR TX emitter cable to the 3.5mm jack port on the source device dongle and position the IR emitter in sight of the IR receiving window on that connected source device.
TIP: tape the TX cable flat to a piece of card sat under the source device pointing at the IR window
When using the IR over HDMI kit is set-ups involving splitters/switches/matrices, remember that the IR dongle has to be connected at either ends of a single HDMI cable run. So the dongle will be connected to the HDMI output port of the splitter/switch/matrix and not the HDMI output of the source device. To control the desired source device(s) – ensure that the IR TX emitter cable is positioned in sight of the IR receiving window on that connected source device.
The exact position of the IR window can vary between makes and models of source. Generally it is on the left hand side about 2 inches from the middle of the box. Often it can be a bit of trial and error to locate the optimum IR emitter placement position. Once found I would advice taping/fixing the emitter in place.
A final tip is to ensure that the batteries in your remote control are at full strength. (It’s amazing how a fresh set of batteries can resolve weak IR issues).
If you have all this in place and are still experiencing issues, please contact Customer Services
If you have been advised to ‘hard reset’ your HDanywhere device back to it’s factory condition, please perform the following.
A hard reset will clear any corrupted DDC, EDID or HDCP data on the device’s NVRAM memory and re-initiate the handshaking process with all the connected devices.
Firstly we need to ensure that any manufacturer HDMI CEC link protocols are switched to “off”.
Trade names for CEC are Anynet+ (Samsung); Aquos Link (Sharp); BRAVIA Link and BRAVIA Sync (Sony); HDMI-CEC (Hitachi); E-link (AOC); Kuro Link (Pioneer); CE-Link and Regza Link (Toshiba); RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) (Onkyo); RuncoLink (Runco International); SimpLink (LG); HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync, VIERA Link (Panasonic); EasyLink (Philips); and NetCommand for HDMI (Mitsubishi)
To perform the hard reset:
Power down every device in the set-up – that’s all sources, all displays and the device itself. Leave off at the mains for 10 to 15 minutes.
Now switch all connected display devices on and select the HDMI channel on those displays.
Power the device back on at the mains.
Now one by one, power on the source devices, starting with input 1, input 2 and so on. If you are using a cable/satellite receiver such as Virgin or Sky+HD, please ensure that this is connected to input 1, not input 2. Please note that Sky HD boxes take around two minutes to fully reboot.
After a few seconds everything should have synced and shaken hands correctly and normal operation should resume.
If the problem still persists, Contact Customer Services. for further troubleshooting advice.