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Getting Started

Use the following guidelines when unsafe conditions exist or when potentially hazardous voltages are present:

  • Always use caution and common sense.
  • To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not operate equipment with the cover removed.
  • Repairs must be performed by qualified service personnel only.

Improper handling and/or installation practices of sensitive equipment may VOID the warranty.

  1. Unpack the box and visually inspect the package contents for any evidence of shipping damage. See the Important Notice document in the box for a list of contents.
  2. In addition to the contents of the box, you may need to have the following items available:

    • Four #8-32 or M4 screws for mounting (not included)
    • Haivision cabling kits (p/n CA-MX1E-R-TERM) or your own custom cables (see Makito X1 Rugged Encoder Pinouts)

    • A laptop with Web browser, Telnet client, and video player (e.g., VLC)
  3. To view the output from the encoder, make sure you have a decoding device or video player that supports the UDP Transport Stream format.


If the device is to be installed in a remote location (e.g., on a utility pole, or on a mobile platform), we recommend that you follow the instructions in this Installation Guide to perform an initial setup in a "staging" environment, such as a lab or control center. Once the device has been set up and is demonstrated to be operating normally, you can then move it to the remote location.


Before installing the device, please refer to Safety Guidelines. Only connect the unit to a compatible power source. If an electrical fault occurs, disconnect the unit and contact Haivision Technical Support. Never try to force the connections when setting up the system as this may damage the unit.


Hot surface. Avoid contact. The chassis can achieve a surface temperature 95°C in poorly ventilated environments, and may cause personal injury if touched. Ensure adequate thermal management (cooling).
ATTENTION Surface chaude. Eviter le contact. Le châssis peut atteindre une température de surface de 95°C dans des environnements mal ventilés et peut causer des blessures en cas de contact.

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