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CNX Infrared & Serial Expansion Card: CNXIR-8
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Description .......................................................................................................................... 1
Functional Description ........................................................................................... 1
Physical Description............................................................................................... 1
Leading Specifications ......................................................................................................... 2
Setup.................................................................................................................................... 2
Installation ............................................................................................................. 2
Preparation for Use................................................................................................. 3
Programming with SIMPL Windows................................................................................. 3
How the Program Works ........................................................................................ 4
How to Create the Program..................................................................................... 4
Problem Solving................................................................................................................... 8
Troubleshooting ..................................................................................................... 8
Further Inquiries .................................................................................................... 8
Return and Warranty Policies............................................................................................... 9
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service .................................................................... 9
CRESTRON Limited Warranty .............................................................................. 9
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CNX Infrared & Serial Expansion
Card: CNXIR-8
Description
Functional Description
The CNXIR-8 Infrared & Serial Expansion Card provides for infrared (IR), ASCII,
or other serial communication and control. IR output is rated up to 1.12 MHz.
Serial protocols include RS-232.
NOTE: RS-232 levels provide a 0 – 5V range, which may not be compatible with
all devices.
Physical Description
The CNXIR-8, shown below, is a circuit board fastened to an aluminum faceplate.
The card is manufactured to easily fit into an unoccupied slot in a Crestron CNX
Generation Control System.
CNXIR-8 Faceplate
The faceplate contains one male, 16-pin connector. Silk screening is applied to the
faceplate; pins are labeled A through H. A supplied 16-position connector can be
wired and attached to the faceplate connector.
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Leading Specifications
The table below provides a summary of leading specifications for the CNXIR-8.
Dimensions are approximations rounded to the nearest hundredth unit.
Leading Specifications of the CNXIR-8
SPECIFICATION
Power Requirements
IR Output
Output Signal Levels
SIMPL Windows
CNX Operating System
CNX Monitor
Dimensions
DETAILS
24 VDC, network power; 3 Watts
Up to 1.12MHz
0 to 5VDC
(compatible with most RS-232 input devices)
Version 1.19.08 or later
Version 5.01.00 or later
Version 2.00 or later
Height: 0.980 in (2.490 cm)
Width: 5.000 in (12.700 cm)
As of the date of manufacture, the unit has been tested and found to comply with
specifications for CE marking.
Setup
Installation
Items required to install the CNXIR-8 are already attached to the unit. The only
tools required are a Phillips tip screwdriver and a grounding strap. Follow the
assembly procedure below.
CAUTION: The CNXIR-8 contains electrostatic sensitive devices (ESD); observe
precautions for handling ESDs to avoid damaging the card.
NOTE: If installing the CNXIR-8 into a CNMSX-AV, it is assumed that the
CNXCAGE has been installed.
1.
Disconnect power from the CNMSX.
2.
Use the Phillips tip screwdriver and remove two screws and blank
faceplate from the control system.
3.
Align the CNXIR-8 with the card guides in the open slot and slide the
expansion card into postion.
4.
Firmly press both ends of the CNXIR-8 faceplate to seat the expansion
card into the control system connector.
5.
Tighten the thumb-nail screws to secure the CNXIR-8 to the control
system.
6.
Reapply power to the CNMSX.
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Preparation for Use
Connections are made to the eight serial outputs for IR, one-way RS-232, or serial
interface. Each output is labeled S (signal) and G (ground). Refer to a sample
hookup diagram below and aside from reapplying power to the control system last,
complete theconnections in any order.
Sample Hookup Connections for CNXIR-8
CNIRP
(WHITE-TRACED WIRE
CONNECTS TO S PIN)
RX
GND
DB9 CONNECTOR
SERIAL
DEVICE
NOTE:
S PIN FROM CNXIR-8 CONNECTS
TO RX PIN ON DB9 CONNECTOR
Programming with SIMPL Windows

SIMPL (Symbol Intensive Master Programming Language) is an easy-to-use
programming language that is completely integrated and compatible with all
Crestron system hardware. The objects that are used in SIMPL are called symbols.
SIMPL Windows offers drag and drop functionality in a familiar Windows®
environment.
SIMPL Windows is Crestron Electronics' software for programming Crestron
control systems. It provides a well-designed graphical environment with a number
of workspaces (i.e., windows) in which a programmer can select, configure,
program, test, and monitor a Crestron control system.
The next two subsections describe a sample SIMPL Windows program that utilizes
the CNXIR-8. The first subsection details how the sample program works with a
textual description and block diagram. The second subsection provides a broad
description of how to actually create the SIMPL Windows program.
NOTE: The following description assumes that the reader has knowledge of
SIMPL Windows. If not, please refer to the extensive help information provided
with the software.
NOTE: There is no need to recreate the sample SIMPL Windows program. A copy
of this program is available from Crestron’s ControlCD (version 4.03 and later).
Search for the CNXIR-8.SMW project in the SIMPL Windows Example Base.
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How the Program Works
A basic CNXIR-8 SIMPL program is shown below in block diagram form. For this
example, the CNXIR-8 occupies slot #1 of a CNMSX-PRO. Assume a touchpanel
interfaces directly with two IR drivers. Port A contains a Sony ST-92TV IR driver
and Port C contains a Panasonic AG-1980 VCR IR driver. Both drivers are obtained
from the Crestron Database. The touchpanel directly activates buttons on the IR
drivers, which closely simulates a user pressing buttons on the remote. As long as a
button is held on a touchpanel, the IR command tied to that button is sent out.
Block Diagram of CNXIR-8
How to Create the Program
Use the Configuration Manager workspace in SIMPL Windows to select and
configure all the devices that need to be included into the system. For this example,
add a CNXIR-8 to slot #1 of the CNMSX-PRO. Also add a CT-3000 to the system;
its NET ID must be set to 03, shown on the next page.
NOTE: SIMPL Windows v1.19.08 or later is required to program the CNMSXPRO. If using an earlier version of SIMPL Windows, Crestron recommends a
SIMPL Windows and operating system upgrade.
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Graphical System View of CNXIR-8 and CT-3000 in SIMPL Windows’ Configuration
Manager
Click on the CNXIR-8 in slot #1 of the CNMSX-PRO to display all the IR ports of
the card in the Detail System View area of the Configuration Manager. To assign
specific IR devices, select them from either the Crestron or User Database which is
available from the Device Library. Both are sorted by manufacturer or device type.
For this example, a Sony ST-92TV driver is assigned to Port A and a Panasonic
AG-1980 VCR driver is assigned to Port C, as shown below. Both were selected
from the Crestron Database.
NOTE: The two drivers selected have built-in logic. Configuration Manager
displays a Default Logic Window when the driver is dropped its respective port. To
maintain simplicity of the example, default logic was not loaded for each of the
devices.
CNXIR-8 Port Assignments Displayed in the Detail System View Area of SIMPL
Windows’ Configuration Manager
Use the Programming Manager workspace in SIMPL Windows to select symbols
and assign their respective signals. For this example, a touchpanel and CNXIR-8
symbols were added automatically when the devices were added to the system in the
Configuration Manager workspace. Expand the Network Modules folder and double
click on the touchpanel for a detail view (alternatively CTRL+D or drag and drop
into Detail View). Assign signals as shown on the next page.
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Graphical Detail View of Touchpanel in SIMPL Windows’ Programming Manager
Expand the Central Control Modules folder and the CNXIR-8 folder. Double click
on the two ports of the CNXIR-8 for a detail view (alternatively CTRL+D or drag
and drop into Detail View). Assign signals as shown on the next page.
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Graphical Detail View of Port A on the CNXIR-8 in SIMPL Windows’ Programming
Manager
NOTE: If the optional [enable] line into the IR driver is not used, the driver is
considered to always be enabled.
Graphical Detail View of Port C on the CNXIR-8 in SIMPL Windows’ Programming
Manager
NOTE: If the optional [enable] line into the IR driver is not used, the driver is
considered to always be enabled.
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Problem Solving
Troubleshooting
The table below provides corrective action for possible trouble situations. If further
assistance is required, please contact a Crestron technical support representative.
CNXIR-8 Toubleshooting
POSSIBLE
CAUSE(S)
TROUBLE
CNXIR-8 does
not function.
CNX Control System
is not receiving
power.
Circuit card is not
properly seated in
slot.
Programming error.
A particular IR CNIRP wiring was
device does not extended and polarity
function.
was reversed.
Incorrect or missing
driver for IR device.
Programming error.
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Verify power to CNX Control System.
Verify CNXIR-8 is properly inserted into
CNX Control System slot per procedures in
this Operations Guide.
Check SIMPL Windows program.
Verify proper polarity on CNIRP wiring.
First, install appropriate driver using SIMPL
Windows.
Second, verify functionality of driver using
DEAL for Windows and CNXLIR, Crestron's
Infrared/Serial Learner.
Check SIMPL Windows program.
Further Inquiries
If after reviewing this Operations Guide for the CNXIR-8, you cannot locate
specific information or have questions, please take advantage of Crestron's award
winning technical support team by calling:
•
In the US and Canada, call Crestron’s corporate headquarters at
1-888-CRESTRON [1-888-273-7876] or 1-201-767-3400.
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In Europe, call Crestron International at +32-15-50-99-50.
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In Asia, call Crestron Asia at +852-2341-2016.
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In Latin America, call Crestron Latin America at +525-574-15-90.
For local support from exclusive Crestron factory-trained personnel call:
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In Australia, call Soundcorp at +613-941-61066.
•
In New Zealand, call Amber Technologies at +649-410-8382.
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Return and Warranty Policies
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service
1.
2.
3.
No merchandise may be returned for credit, exchange, or service
without prior authorization from CRESTRON. To obtain warranty
service for CRESTRON products, contact the factory and request an
RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number. Enclose a note
specifying the nature of the problem, name and phone number of
contact person, RMA number, and return address.
Products may be returned for credit, exchange, or service with a
CRESTRON Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.
Authorized returns must be shipped freight prepaid to CRESTRON,
Cresskill, N.J., or its authorized subsidiaries, with RMA number
clearly marked on the outside of all cartons. Shipments arriving
freight collect or without an RMA number shall be subject to refusal.
CRESTRON reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to
charge a 15% restocking fee, plus shipping costs, on any products
returned with an RMA.
Return freight charges following repair of items under warranty shall
be paid by CRESTRON, shipping by standard ground carrier. In the
event repairs are found to be non-warranty, return freight costs shall
be paid by the purchaser.
CRESTRON Limited Warranty
CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, Inc. warrants its Cresnet II products, denoted by a
"CN" prefix model number, to be free from manufacturing defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of shipment to purchaser.
Disk drives and any other moving or rotating mechanical parts are covered for a
period of one (1) year. CRESTRON warrants all its other products for a period of
one year from the defects mentioned above, excluding touchscreen display
components which are covered for 90 days. Incandescent lamps are completely
excluded from Crestron's Limited Warranty. CRESTRON shall, at its option, repair
or replace any product found defective without charge for parts or labor. Repaired or
replaced equipment and parts supplied under this warranty shall be covered only by
the unexpired portion of the warranty.
CRESTRON shall not be liable to honor warranty terms if the product has been
used in any application other than that for which it was intended, or if it has been
subjected to misuse, accidental damage, modification, or improper installation
procedures. Furthermore, this warranty does not cover any product that has had the
serial number altered, defaced, or removed.
This warranty shall be the sole and exclusive remedy to the purchaser. In no event
shall CRESTRON be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind
(property or economic damages inclusive) arising from the sale or use of this
equipment. CRESTRON makes no other warranties nor authorizes any other party
to offer any warranty, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability
for this product. This warranty statement supersedes all previous warranties.
NOTE: All brand names, product names, and trademarks are the property of their
respective owners. Windows and Windows95 are the property of Microsoft
Corp.
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