Mondo Direct: Scalable with direct VGA & audio/serial inputs

Mondo Direct Control Options


In some switching applications where the sources are in close proximity to the matrix switch, Magenta’s Mondo Direct eliminates the need for standalone transmitters by supporting direct video and audio/serial inputs into the switch. Moreover, the Mondo Direct is the only platform that can combine local sources with remote sources in a single switching platform and can support the extension of AV and serial signals up to a range of 2000ft/609m. Transmitted to the switch via UTP, the remote inputs can be mixed with the direct inputs in configurations that are scalable up to 16 direct inputs + 32 remote inputs x 128 outputs, or 32 direct inputs x 128 outputs. Like the Mondo II and Mondo III, the Mondo Direct also future proofs your investment by allowing for the addition of inputs and outputs in increments of 16 and is compatible with all MultiView -A and -S products.

The Mondo Direct can be programmed and controlled using the onboard touch-screen, Windows HyperTerminal, Magenta’s Mondo Matrix Control Software, or 3rd party control systems such as AMX or Crestron.

Downloads for Mondo Direct: Scalable with direct VGA & audio/serial inputs




Key Features

  • Full matrix switching and UTP extension of HD-video and audio1 OR  serial2 signals
  • Audio and serial signals can be switched independently of video
  • Scalable and field upgradable from 16x16  to 16V+32UTPx1283 or 32Vx1283
  • Compatible with all MultiView-A and-S transmitters, receivers and distribution amplifiers
  • Enables extension of 1920x1200 resolution video from 1 to 2000ft/609m4
  • 32Vx163 or 16V+32UTPx1283 support in a 4U Chassis uses significantly lower rack-space than RGB co-axial switchers

Available Versions

Product Functionality Part number6
Mondo Direct 16Vx16 UTP Switch w/ 16 direct inputs & 16 UTP outputs 221R3001-16Vx16
Mondo Direct NVxM UTP Switch w/ N direct inputs & M UTP outputs Full 221R3001-NVxM
Mondo Direct 16V+16UTPx16 UTP Switch w/ 16 direct inputs & 16 UTP inputs, & 16 UTP outputs 221R-16V16x16
Mondo Direct NV+ XUTPxM UTP Switch w/ direct inputs, X UTP inputs, & M UTP outputs 221R-NVXxM



  1. L/R Summed Audio: Both left and right channels from a stereo source are combined into one channel and are transmitted to both left and right speakers
  2. All serial functionality is limited to transmit only
  3. V indicates number of direct inputs and UPT indicates number of remote inputs
  4. Maximum distance capability is determined by receivers distance specification
  5. US part numbers. Non-US part numbers may vary. Some product configurations may not be available in your region. Please contact your local distributor for more information


  Connectors Required
  Mondo Matrix Mondo Direct
Video In From transmitter HD-15F
Video Out - -
Audio In From transmitter 3.5mm
Audio Out - -
Serial In From transmitter 3.5mm
Serial Out    
UTP In 16-64 per frame, 16 port increments 16 or 32 per frame, 16 port increments
UTP Out 16 per frame 16 per frame
  General Specifications
Video Support MultiView Transmitter/Receiver Dependent All VESA modes to WUXGA (1920x1200), RGBHV, RGB Composite (NTSC, PAL, SECAM), S-Video, Component Video Widescreen Modes, HDTV Modes including 1080p, 1080i & 720p
Resolution/Refresh Rate MultiView Receiver Dependent MultiView Receiver Dependent
Required Source Impedence MultiView Transmitter/Receiver Dependent
Video Out: 75 Ohms; Audio Out (if applicable) 600 Ohms maximum; 
SPDIF Audio models: 75 Ohms
Required Destination Impedence MultiView Transmitter/Receiver Dependent
Video In: 75 Ohms; Audio In (If applicable) 600 Ohms maximum; 
SPDIF Audio models: 75 Ohms
Audio Support MultiView Transmitter/Receiver Dependent Left/Right Summed or SPDIF (field config.)
Serial Support MultiView Transmitter/Receiver Dependent Duplex (data rates to 19.2 kbps)
Cable Supported
Category 5, 5e and 6 Shielded Twisted-Pair (STP) or Unshielded Twisted-Pair (UTP) 
or skew-free cable. Please see the "Recommended UTP" page for more detailed information.
Compliance CE; FCC Class A, IC Class A, RoHS
Power 90-264VAC', Consumption 200 Watts Maximum
Temperature Tolerance Operating: 32 to 104°F (0 to-40°C)    Storage: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Humidity Tolerance Up to 80% Non-Condensing
Mounting Rack Mount Standard
Enclosure Steel
Size 6.7" H x 19" W x 10.5" D (170 mm H x 483 mm W x 267 mm D)
Weight 16 lbs (7.3 kg) fully populated
Skew Compensation Not Applicable
Warranty Three (3) Years



Mondo Direct Control Options

All Mondo Matrix commands must be inputted via the RS-232 serial port on the master frame (first frame) of a Mondo. All input to output switching commands are received and processed by the master frame. Additional frames used within the matrix are connected in a daisy chain and receive processed commands from the master frame.

At its most basic, control commands can be sent to a Mondo using HyperTerminal, a program built into Windows operating systems. HyperTerminal can be useful for initial testing of a Mondo after installation or for troubleshooting/diagnostic testing post-install.

Other more full-bodied third-part control systems are also available and detailed below:

Magenta Research Mondo Matrix Control Software is a modified version of Knox Video’s Chameleon control software and currently ships on a CD-ROM with each Mondo Matrix sold. The user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) allows users to control a Mondo with a few mouse clicks. The software is included at no charge.

Magenta Research Mondo Matrix Control Software
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Use of Crestron and AMX or other control systems are also supported.

A full listing of commands can be found in the Mondo Matrix manual (PDF).