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XS Series AV Matrix Switchers Version 3.0
Version 3.0 introduces powerful new features for event video production and new Remote Control Software (RCS) for both set-up and switching. Enhanced HDBaseT functionality further expands the number of possible fixed installation applications for meeting rooms and classrooms.
New Features in Version 3.0
  • Dedicated XS-80 RCS PC and Mac remote control and set-up software facilitates settings on-line or off-line
  • Output link function and double tap mode of transition operation which enables the ability to switch two output buses simultaneously
  • Remote control of an external device via HDBaseT
  • Capturing a still-image from a live video source and using it as an input source
  • Bezel compensation function that improves the precision of displaying one picture across multiple screens
  • Output freeze function that temporarily pauses the output video
Set-up and switching from a PC using XS-80HRCS
XS Series RCS Setup Screen
Setup Screen


The XS-80H RCS dedicated software for the XS series is able to remotely control the unit from a PC or Mac. With the help of the software, you can make detailed settings of the advanced adjustments of video and audio settings easily. By connecting the XS series to a PC installed with the XS-80H RCS via a LAN cable, you can not only adjust settings during setup, can also use the RCS to control the switching functions during an event.

Live Switching Control
XS Series RCS Switching Screen for Live Control
Switching Screen for Real-time Remote Control


Audio Setting Screens

You can make detailed audio settings on the XS-80H RCS.

XS Series RCS Audio Setup Screen
Audio Setup Screen


XS Series RCS EQ and Compressor Screens


Confident switching for live events with enhanced PGM/PST Modes
XS Series PGM-PST Examples

You can preview the video to be output next and then output it with a cross dissolve transition by pressing the OFF button which behaves as a “TAKE” button when in any of the PGM/PST Modes. Version 3.0 offers a two programs/two previews mode and a three programs/one preview mode option for the XS-84H as well as a two programs/one preview for the XS-84H and XS-83H.

XS Series PGM-PST Top Panel When in PGM-PST Mode


XS Series Guide Function
Guide Function

You can display a guide on the preview output picture to confirm the position and size of the video to be output next. The width and color of the border can be changed. The guide can also be set to be “Inside” or “Outside” the viewable area to suit the operator’s preferences.

Switch multiple outputs at the same time (Version 3.0)

This can be done by two ways.

  1. Output link function: You can match any two output buses together switch them simultaneously.
  2. Double Tap Transition: You can use the double tap mode for the transition operation to pre-select the next source and switch multiple outputs at the same time.
Bezel Compensation
XS Series Bezel Compensation

Bezel compensation function changes the zoom and position of the output picture to make the picture look more continuous across multiple screens when using SPAN, ROTATION or 4K Modes.

Still-images/Capture Function

Up to four BMP images can be imported into the unit from a USB flash drive and assigned to an input channel*. In Version 3.0, still-images can be captured directly from a live video source**. This is ideal for displaying a school or company logo while in standby with no inputs connected.
*The maximum supported resolution of the still-image is 1900×1200.
**HDCP supported. Other operations cannot be performed when capturing. The captured images cannot be saved in a USB flash drive.

Control of Power ON/OFF an external device via HDbaseT

Sending a RS-232 command via HDbaseT can turn an external device’s power on or off.

Powerful multi-screen processing capabilities

The XS Series Version 3.0 offers twenty three different operation modes for an incredible number of possible applications where the XS Series can be used both in live events and meeting room applications. The XS Series also offers smooth mode switching so multiple modes can be used in the same environment and make maximum use of multiscreen set-ups. Event / System Designers can setup screens to seamlessly switch between a matrix mode showing up to four independent sources and then stretch a single source across those same screens.

XS Series Powerful multi-screen processing capabilities
  • MATRIX MODE - Switch at the matrix mode
  • SPAN MODE - Split the screen
  • ROTATION MODE - Flip the picture
  • MULTI MODE - Display in 2/3/4 windows with PinP
  • 4K MODE - Switch a 4k video
  • DISSOLVE MODE - Switch the picture seamlessly
  • PGM/PST MODES - Switch the picture seamlessly to 1, 2 or 3 destinations

Dissolve transition and PGM/PST mode allows switching the video from OUTPUT1 seamlessly, it also supports for events operation.
*To avoid the interruption of the output signal when changing the mode, OUTPUT 1 SYNC should be set to ON.

Multi-mode allows configuration of multiple PinP (picture in picture) insets that can be resized, repositioned, switched and can also be hidden as needed. An amazing variety of multi-screen video configurations can be created using the XS-Series' powerful video processing capabilities.
*Changing window size individually for each output is not possible.

A Single Solution for Multiple Applications. Available in three configurations:
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

The Roland XS Series Multi-Format Matrix Switchers are 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 four HDMI or HDBaseT outputs with scalers to support picture-in-picture, resizing, rotating, and flipping. Audio can be embedded into outputs via eight stereo audio inputs (2 microphone) 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 board rooms, education, 4K switching to 1080p, performing art centers, churches, convention centers and teleconferencing.