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The UDI5000-MTRX provides users with a powerful means by which to leverage investments in legacy analog systems and integrations, while affording customers the benefits of today’s IP and megapixel camera technologies. The UDI5000-MTRX supports three operating modes: ASCII mode, Matrix Digital Decoder mode (MDD), and Virtual Matrix mode (V9700). In ASCII mode, third-party systems interface with Endura® utilizing the Pelco ASCII protocol. MDD mode processes commands from Pelco’s CM9700 matrix to access and pull live and recorded Endura video onto matrix monitors through a network decoder and a third-party video down converter. V9700 mode makes use of familiar CM9760 keyboards to control Endura devices and monitors, and takes full advantage of megapixel and HD camera technology advancements.


  • User-Friendly Web-Based Administration
  • Supports Three Operation Modes: ASCII, Matrix Digital Decoder, and Virtual Matrix
  • Diagnostics Available Through Self-Contained Endura® Diagnostics and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

ASCII Protocol Management

The UDI5000-MTRX ASCII commands sent to an Endura system are published in the Endura UDI5000-MTRX ASCII Mode Operation/Configuration Manual (C4681M). Navigate to the ASCII Command Language Reference section.

The ASCII mode is designed to interface with Pelco products, specifically with Endura. Endura is Pelco's enterprise-class, IP-based video security solution. More than just a set of products, Endura is Pelco's premiere security imaging architecture which delivers a range of solutions that continues to transform the security industry and provide new value to customers. Endura offers unparalleled reliability, scalability, and a superior image

How does the UID5000-MTRX ASCII protocol relate to Endura at large? This protocol will encompass feature sets for a wide variety of Endura related equipment. It uses the basic ASCII character set for both transmitting and receiving commands, making these commands human readable.

Pelco ASCII commands accomplish the following Endura functionality.

  • Pan and tilt mechanisms (both fixed and variable speed)
  • Camera functionality
  • Auxiliary relays
  • Alarms
  • DVR/NVR/NSM functionality
  • Macros / Patterns / Presets
  • Monitor display

Matrix Digital Decoder (MDD)

The UDI5000-MTRX bridges Endura products to the CM9700 Series matrix system (9.03.012 or later versions). Adding the UDI5000-MTRX with a NET5402R-HD to a matrix system allows security professionals to leverage the digital advantages of Endura with their tried and true CM9700 Series matrix system. Users view live analog video through the matrix while viewing digital live or recorded video from the Endura system through the NET5402R-HD high definition digital decoder. 

V9700 Virtual Matrix

The UDI5000-MTRX partially simulates a Pelco CM9780 analog matrix. A traditional PSM file is loaded onto the UDI5000-MTRX, which also processes Pelco P protocol commands from CM9760 keyboards and CM9760 alarm interface units connected through third-party serial to ethernet converters. While operating in V9700 mode, security administrators continue leveraging standard security operating procedures developed around analog matrix switches (in a virtual matrix environment). In addition, operators with previous experience using the CM9760-KBD keyboard, leverage their past experience and training when switching to a Virtual Matrix implementation. The V9700 mode supports Satellite Matrix Functionality (SMF) through the CM9700-NIU thus allowing the Endura system to extend the useful life of existing analog matrix installations. When configured for V9700-SMF, convert and display CM9700 analog video on Endura digital monitors. Furthermore, convert and display digital video from the Endura system on V9700 analog monitors. Matrix operators have access to Endura cameras on matrix monitors, and can call up and switch matrix cameras and IP cameras onto Endura decoder monitors through the CM9760-KBD.

For information, refer to Integration Platform for Endura, CM9700 or ASCII Protocol -  UDI5000-MTRX. Click the appropriate tab for the latest Documents and Software / Firmware.