XS-83H: 8-in x 3-out Multi-Format AV Matrix Switcher

Features

Roland XS-Series Videos

The Roland XS Series - the new line of Multi-Format Matrix Switchers designed for fixed installations requiring high-quality integrated video and audio conversion and switching.

The series is very adaptable supporting eight HDMI, RGB/Component/S-video/Composite inputs and up to HDMI or HDBaseT outputs with scalers to support picture-in-picture, resizing, rotating, and flipping. Audio can be embedded into outputs via 8 stereo audio inputs (2 mic) and/or HDMI audio as well as de-embedded on output. Additional features include iPad control, EDID emulation and HDCP management.

The XS Series is available in three configurations: 8-in x 4-out (XS-84H), 8-in x 3-out (XS-83H), and 8-in x 2-out (XS-82H) and is ideal for many applications that include conference rooms, education, 4K switching to 1080p, performing art centers, churches, convention centers and teleconferencing.

Roland XS-84H 8-In, 4-Out Multi-Format Matrix Switcher Roland XS-83H 8-In, 3-Out Multi-Format Matrix Switcher Roland XS-82H 8-In, 2-Out Multi-Format Matrix Switcher

 

Main Features

  • Inputs: 8 HDMI and 8 RGB/Component/S-video/Composite analog video
  • Outputs: 2, 3 or 4 HDMI and 2, 3 or 4 HDBaseT (*Switchable HDMI or HDBaseT per output)
  • Support for maximum resolution of WUXGA and 1080p, with built-in scalers
  • 8 stereo line inputs (2 mic compatible with 48V phantom) with built-in AD/DA conversion andembedded/de-embedded HDMI audio
  • 16 channel digital audio mixer with audio digital effects (HPF, 4 Band EQ, noise gate/expander,and compressor) and outputs delay.
  • Support for RS-232C, network, and iPad control

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More Info

Roland XS-84H

A superior, easy-to-use interface that achieves switching and distribution

Front Panel

Roland XS-84H Front Panel


Rear Panel

Roland XS-84H Rear Panel


Output Modes
The XS series has four preset output modes that can be edited.

Roland XS-84H Output Modes

Integrated Video and Audio Environment

  • The XS series offers an integrated environment for routing and switching HDMI and analog sources and digital displays. The series enables high-speed switching for HDMI, RGB, component, S-video, and composite video, as well as routing for up to four outputs.
  • The series features EDID emulation for HDMI and RGB signals, managing EDID information between the display and HDMI source to ensure a stable system environment for HDMI.
    The HDCP key master feature maintains authentication information for each HDMI source enabling high speed switching under 5 frames.
  • The powerful DSP enables the switching and mixing of audio input as well. Up to four audio mixes can be created from both analog audio inputs as well as embedded HDMI audio inputs. The resultant mix can be embedded back into the HDMI/HDBaseT output as well as analog audio outputs.

High-quality Video Processing

  • The XS series has up to four internal scalers provided with compositing functions (*). It can scale individual inputs of HDMI, RGB, component, S-video, or composite video and output the results in a format suited to the system. Scaling can be adjusted in single-pixel increments enabling display of video that fits any screen exactly.
    *When compositing functions, all outputs are fixed to the same format.
  • Resolutions up to WUXGA/1080p are supported for both input and output. Deinterlacing interlaced video for output as a progressive signal is also possible.
  • Video signals can be flipped vertically and horizontally, or rotated 90 degrees. Using this in combination with scaling makes split-picture output possible.
  • The Preview Out function enables the user to check a video source before sending it to an output. The Presentation mode enables the operator to view guides lines indicating the main screen output size.

Integrated Video and Audio Environment

  • The XS series achieves sophisticated sound processing thanks to the built-in audio DSP technology from Roland. Along with eight HDMI audio inputs, the series can accept eight stereo analog audio inputs as well. For audio-level adjustment, in addition to using the unit's knob, detailed settings can be configured by remote control from an iPad or external controller. Monitoring volume levels is convenient with the level meter display on each output.
  • The XS series accommodates mic-level audio input on two channels. A built-in ducking function enables lowering the volume of other audio during microphone input.
  • The audio inputs are each provided with an internal high-pass filter, 4-band equalizer, noise gate/expander, and compressor.
  • The audio outputs are each provided with a 4-band equalizer, noise gate/compressor, and delay.

Integrated Video and Audio Environment

  • Using the Roland WNA1100-RL wireless USB adapter enables direct control from an Apple iPad installed with Roland XS Remote. Along with operating the unit, Roland XS Remote can be used to change settings instantly with its memory-recall function.

Controllable Functions

XS-84H Controllable Functions


Application Examples
A variety of applications for any event and installation.

Roland XS-84H Conference Room Example Diagram

Conference Rooms
The XS series can perform switching for up to eight computers and video devices. Systems comprising mixed digital and analog video sources in HDMI, RGB, Component, S-video, and composite can be configured. For audio as well, up to eight stereo channels of input can be switched and mixed. The ducking function also makes it possible to lower audio-line volume when someone speaks into a microphone. Performing output using HDBaseT enables transmission of 1080p high-definition video over Cat5e cable to HDBaseT-compatible equipment up to 100 meters away.


Roland XS-84H Classroom Example Diagram

Classrooms
The XS series can switch between HDCP-protected HDMI video from computers and smart phones and still-image data saved in internal memory. It can also display a school emblem while in standby with no equipment connected. Built-in compressors, EQs, and HPFs on the input lines enable adjustment of mic and line audio. output on up to four HDBaseT lines makes it possible to transmit video to sub-displays.


Roland XS-84H Event Halls and Churches Example Diagram

Event Halls and Churches
The XS series supports component, S-video, and composite feeds in addition to HDMI and RGB, making it ideal for event halls equipped with sources in various media formats. Mulit-screen productions become possible with the different video modes. The horizontal mirroring and cropping functions enable the creation of laterally symmetrical video output while still sending a wideshot to the lobby.


Roland XS-84H 4K Mode Example Diagram

4K Mode
The XS-84 is capable of switching four video lines as a group, enabling configuration of a 4K system. Switching a mixture of video feeds that includes 4K, HD, and SD sizes as well as up to WUXGA and other computer video formats is also possible.


Roland XS-84H Teleconferencing Example Diagram

Teleconferencing Solutions
The XS series features four internal buses each for video and audio. It can be used to create minus-one audio, enabling incorporation into teleconferencing systems.


Roland XS-84H Events and Conventions Example Diagram

Events and Conventions
The XS series is equipped with eight ports each for HDMI and RGB/Component/S-video/Composite input, giving it enough capacity to accommodate even large conventions. Previewing output is possible as well, enabling adjustment of the positioning, scaling, and aspect of the input signal before output. The compositing functions make it possible to composite different types of informational screens separately from the main screen, for output to monitor displays visible to presenters and performers.


Block Diagram

Roland XS-84H Block Diagram
*This block diagram is XS-84H. The XS-83H has 3 outputs.


Dimensions

Roland XS-84H Dimensions

Specs

Video
Processing
4:4:4 (Y/Pb/Pr), 10-bit
Input Connectors
HDMI : Type A (19 pin) x 8 (Input 1 to 8) *HDCP supported
RGB/Component/S-video/Composite : HD DB-15 type x 8 (Input 1 to 8)
Output Connectors
HDMI : Type A (19 pin) x 3 (Output 1 to 3)
HDBaseT : RJ-45 x 3 (Output 1 to 3)
*HDCP supported
Input/Output Level and Impedance
RGB/Component
Level : 1.0Vp-p (luminance), 0.286Vp-p (chroma, NTSC), 0.3Vp-p (chroma, PAL)
Impedance : 75 ohms

Composite/S-video
Level : 1.0Vp-p (luminance), 0.286Vp-p (chroma, NTSC), 0.3Vp-p (chroma, PAL)
Impedance : 75 ohms
Input Supported Formats
HDMI : up to 1080p/59.94, up to 1920x1200/60
Component : up to 1080p/59.94
RGB : up to 1920x1200/60 *Reduced Blanking
Composite : 480i/59.94, 576i/50
S-video 480i/59.94, 576i/50
Still Image: Windows® Bitmap File (.bmp)
* Maximum 1920 x 1200 pixels, 24 bit per pixel, uncompressed
Output Supported Formats
HDMI/HDBaseT: 480/59.94i, 576/50i, 480/59.94p, 576/50p, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/59.94p, 1080/50p, 640 x 480/60 Hz, 800 x 600/60 Hz, 1024 x 768/60 Hz, 1280 x 768/60 Hz, 1280 x 1024/60 Hz, 1366 x 768/60 Hz, 1600 x 1200/60 Hz, 1920 x 1200/60 Hz
* The output refresh rates of 640 x 480–1366 x 768 are 75 Hz when the unit’s frame rate setting is 50 Hz.
* Conforms to VESA DMT Version 1.0 Revision 11.
* 1920 x 1200/60 Hz: Reduced blanking
Effects
Transition : Cut
Composition : PinP
Others : Vertically flip, Horizontally flip, Rotated 90 degrees
Audio
Audio Processing
Sampling Rate : 24-bit/48 kHz
Input Connectors
Digital : HDMI Type A (19 pin) x 8
Analog : 5 pin terminal block connector x 8
Output Connectors
Digital : HDMI Type A (19 pin) x 3
Analog : 5 pin terminal block connector x 3
Input Level and Impedance
Ch 1 to 2 : -60 to +4dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu), 10k ohms (Gain 0 to 23 dBu), 5k ohms (Gain 24 to 64 dBu)
Ch 3 to 8 : +4dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu), 8.5k ohms
Output Level and Impedance
Ch 1 to 4 : +4dBu (Maximum: +22 dBu), 600 ohms
Audio Formats
HDMI : Linear PCM, 24bit, 48kHz, 8ch
Audio Effects
Input : High-pass filter, 4-band equalizer, Gate/Expander, Compressor
Output : 4-band equalizer, Gate/Compressor, Delay
Others connectors
RS-232C : D-Sub 9 pin type x 1
LAN : RJ-45 x 1
USB : A Type x 2 for USB memory, for WNA-1100RL
Display
2 color LCD 128 x 64 dots
Others
Power Supply : AC 115 V, AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption : 50w
Accessories : Power Cord, Captive Screw Connectors, Rubber Foots, Owner’s Manual
Size and Weight
Width
481 mm
18-15/16 inches
Depth
334 mm
13-3/16 inches
Height
88 mm
3-1/2 inches
Weight
5.3 kg
11 lbs. 11 oz.

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Downloads

Compressed ZIP file XS-Series System Update 1.10
This is the latest version of operating system for the XS-Series. After downloading and extracting the compressed file, please refer to the “XS-Series_System_Update_Procedure” pdf document included for the update procedure.
Compressed ZIP file XS-83H Images

Support

If you have a question about operating your product XS-83H, please contact our Product Support department by phone or email.

Support Documents

PDF file XS-84H Block Diagram
PDF file Important Connectivity Notes
PDF file XS-80H Remote Manual
PDF file XS-Series Change in Output Video Formats
PDF file XS-Series Important Notes on Handling
PDF file XS-Series Reference Manual
PDF file XS-Series Preliminary Brochure