Cronus
Digital Intercom Matrix
9350-7770-000 Rev S
9/2008
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This package should include the following:
Item
Description
38110-387
Warranty Statement
9010-44400-001
Cronus Final Assembly, Fiber Linking
or
9010-7770-000
Cronus Final Assembly, Coax Linking
9020-7800-000
Cronus AI/O Rear Card, MDR SCSI
9020-7787-001
Cronus AI/O Rear Card, RJ12
690505
Cable Assy., CAT5, 7ft., black, RJ45
Plugs
600091
USB Cable, 6ft. 10 in. long
9015-7532-000
AZedit Software
9020-7297-05
RS232C
590446-000
PC Cable
576196-000
Coax Assy. Cronus
9015-7785-001
Cronus Intelligent Linking License
9002-7770-001
Cronus Rear Cover Plate
9030-7784-001
Cronus AI/O Front Card
8800102668
Power Cord
9350-7770-000
User Manual
9030-7835-000
RVON-C Front Card (if applicable)
9020-7835-100
RVON-C Back Card (if applicable)
Table
of
Contents
INTRODUCTION ............................................. 3
ETHERNET SETUP FOR CRONUS .............27
General Description ...............................................3
Features ..................................................................3
Differences between Cronus and ADAM ................4
Front and Rear Panel Controls and Connections ..4
Cronus Gain Structure ...........................................6
Specifications ..........................................................7
Connections ............................................................7
Determining the Master System From the
Slave Systems ........................................................10
DIP Switch Settings ..............................................10
Cronus System Diagram and Frame Cabling ......11
Default Jumper Settings for the
Master Controller Board ......................................13
Default Jumper Settings for the
Cronus AIO Board ................................................14
Connecting Cronus to the PC and the Network ...27
DOWNLOAD FIRMWARE FOR CRONUS ......................... 29
FINDING THE MAC ADDRESS FOR CRONUS ................ 30
Final Assembly Drawing ......................................33
RVON-C
RTS VOICE OVER NETWORK
FOR CRONUS .................................................37
Description of the RVON-C Voice Over
Network Card .......................................................37
Features ................................................................38
Specifications ........................................................38
DIGITAL ................................................................... 38
CONNECTIONS - PINOUTS ................................... 38
RVON-C JUMPERS AND CONNECTIONS .............. 39
CRONUS MENU STRUCTURE .................... 15
Installation of the RVON-C Card into the
Cronus System ......................................................42
Cronus Menu System Introduction .......................15
ADDRESSES AND THE RVON-C CARD ........................ 42
CONFIGURE MENU .....................................................15
STATUS MENU ............................................................17
STATUS, AZEDIT .........................................................17
STATUS, CROSSPOINTS ................................................18
STATUS, FRAMES .........................................................18
STATUS, GPI INPUT ....................................................18
STATUS, GPI OUTPUT ................................................19
STATUS, KEYPANELS ...................................................19
STATUS, LINKS ............................................................19
VERSION, INTERCOM ...................................................19
Software Requirements .........................................42
Switches and Connections ....................................43
Configuring the RVON-C Card with AZedit ........44
RVON-C Connection Status Screen ......................47
View RVON-C Status from Cronus Front Panel ..54
Download RVON-C Firmware through AZedit ....56
Cronus Menu System Quick Reference .................20
MENU ACCESS ............................................................20
CRONUS AND AZEDIT ................................. 21
Vox Settings in AZedit ..........................................21
ACCESSING VOX ..........................................................22
Download Cronus License File ............................26
Basic Network Configuration 59
Basic Network Configuration ...............................59
LAN (local area network) vs.
WAN (wide area network) ....................................59
LOCAL AREA NETWORK ....................................... 59
WIDE AREA NETWORK ......................................... 60
ACCESSING THE
WIDE AREA NETWORK (WAN) ............................. 61
NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION (NAT) ........ 61
PORTS ...................................................................... 61
IP ADDRESSES ....................................................63
PING A COMPUTER .................................................... 64
POSSIBLE PITFALL WITH
ROUTERS, GATEWAYS, AND SWITCHES .............64
RVON Configuration ........................................... 66
Network Terminology .......................................... 67
RVON-C CARD
SERIAL PORT PROGRAMMING ................. 69
RVON Serial and Telnet Commands ................... 69
SETUP .........................................................................69
RVON-C Boot Download ..................................... 70
Access Serial Command Mode ............................ 72
Serial Command Table ........................................ 73
Codec Specifications ............................................ 75
RVON-C Default Setup ........................................ 76
RVON-C QUICK START ................................ 77
Install Front and Back Cards in Cronus ............. 77
Plug in Ethernet ................................................... 77
Launch AZedit and Connect to the
Cronus Frame ...................................................... 78
Configure the RVON-C Card ............................... 79
Configure the Devices Connected to the
RVON-C Card ...................................................... 81
Setting up a Serial Pass-Through
Connection or Serial Connection ........................ 81
BREAKOUT PANELS .................................... 83
XCP-32-DB9 Breakout Panel .............................. 84
XCP-48-RJ45 Breakout Panel ............................. 86
XCP-48-Telco Breakout Panel ............................ 88
TELCO BACKCARD
TELCO CONNECTOR J1, J4 .........................................89
CRONUS MASTER CONTROLLER CARD
9030-7785-000 ................................................. 91
Legacy Master Controller Card
Jumper Settings .................................................... 91
Notes .................................................................... 93
RVON TRUNKING CONNECTIONS ........... 95
Notes .................................................................. 103
Table
of
Contents
FIGURE 1.
FIGURE 2.
FIGURE 3.
FIGURE 4.
FIGURE 5.
FIGURE 6.
FIGURE 7.
FIGURE 8.
FIGURE 9.
FIGURE 10.
FIGURE 11.
FIGURE 12.
FIGURE 13.
FIGURE 14.
FIGURE 15.
FIGURE 16.
FIGURE 17.
FIGURE 18.
FIGURE 19.
FIGURE 20.
FIGURE 21.
FIGURE 22.
FIGURE 23.
FIGURE 24.
FIGURE 25.
FIGURE 26.
FIGURE 27.
FIGURE 28.
FIGURE 29.
FIGURE 30.
Controls, Connections, and Cronus backcard. There are two Cronus backcards, an
MDR backcard and an RJ-12 backcard. You can have up to four backcards installed
on Cronus. You can have any combination of backcards on the Cronus, too (for example,
you can have two RJ-12 backcards and two MDR backcards. .............................................................4
Cronus Gain Structure. The table below shows the gain level adjustments for Cronus
ADAM, and Zeus. ..................................................................................................................................6
RJ-12 backcard (9002-7770-006) .........................................................................................................6
MDR backcard (9002-7770-005) ..........................................................................................................6
The Cronus Intercom System has four frames, one Master and three Slave stations
(see system diagram on left) connected via coaxial cables (see cabling diagram at
right). Each frame can support up to 32 ports, and each system can have a maximum
of 128 ports (all four frames available). .............................................................................................11
Cronus from the inside. .......................................................................................................................11
Cable drawings for PAP32, AZedit, Trunking and UIO-256/LCP-102. .............................................12
Cronus Master Controller board (9030-7785-001) ............................................................................13
Cronus AIO Board 9030-7784-000 ....................................................................................................14
Crosspoint Status Display ...................................................................................................................18
Menu List - Tree Diagram ..................................................................................................................20
Cronus Final Assembly - see Table 1, “Final Assembly,” on page 34 for descriptions to the
corresponding numbers. .....................................................................................................................33
Wiring Diagram ..................................................................................................................................36
Frontcard - RVON-C 9030-7835-000 .................................................................................................40
RVON-C Backcard ..............................................................................................................................41
RVON-C Backplate .............................................................................................................................41
RVON-C DIP Switch panel .................................................................................................................43
RVON-C System Diagram ...................................................................................................................58
Local Area Network Diagram .............................................................................................................60
Wide Area Network Diagram ..............................................................................................................60
XCP-32-DB9 Breakout Panel (part number 9000-7810-000) ............................................................84
XCP-48-RJ45 Breakout Panel (part number 9000-7809-000) ...........................................................86
XCP-48-Telco Breakout Panel (part number 9000-7822-000) ..........................................................88
Legacy Master Controller Card ..........................................................................................................91
AZedit Via RVON-8 RS-232 Mode ......................................................................................................97
CS9500 Trunking Via RVON-I/O To RVON-8 ....................................................................................98
ADAM Trunking Via RVON-8 ............................................................................................................99
Zeus II Trunking Via RVON-I/O to RVON-C ...................................................................................100
Cronus Trunking Via RVON-I/O To RVON-8 ..................................................................................101
RVON-16 Trunking ...........................................................................................................................102
CHAPTER 1
Introduction
General Description
RTS® Cronus is a 32-port digital matrix intercom in 2RU (rack units). Based upon an advanced DSP architecture, Cronus has
the ability to link up to four units into a single 128 port matrix. Through the use of standard video coaxial cable, the maximum
distance between the first and last Cronus system can be 300 ft., and still appear as a single matrix. However, when using the
Fiber Option card, the distance is increased up to 15 kilometers nominally. When connected as a single matrix, the individual
Cronus controls remains autonomous and independent at each matrix for the highest reliability.
Features
Convenient front panel access, as well as traditional rear access for system
programming. Note, you may use either the front panel access or the rear panel access
at a time.
USB Connectivity
NOTE:
The USB drivers for Cronus are installed with the AZedit software. You
can find the folder at C:\Telex\AZedit\V20606. The drivers are bundled in
version 2.06.06 or later.
Advanced DSP
Digital signal processing designed to support audio signal processing on all 32 ports
(inputs).
Modular Architecture
The modular architecture allows for port expansion from 8 to 32 ports giving each
user expandable systems in the field.
Redundant Power Supply
Each chassis is powered by two power supplies, either of which can sufficiently power
all the equipment ALONE. This provides constant power and disaster recovery even
with the failure of one power supply.
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Differences between Cronus and ADAM
Cronus
ADAM
Most practical for small to medium systems.
Most practical for more complex systems because the
number of users is much higher.
In small to medium-sized broadcast company, Cronus would
be used like an ADAM.
Uses ASIC technology
Cronus is scalable - can keep adding on to the original
configuration (up to four systems maximum)
ADAM has both a redundant power supply and a redundant
Master Controller card.
Cronus has a redundant power supply.
Has one USB port with front and rear access.
Has capability for Ethernet connection
Cronus has individual data drives, meaning the address does
not need to be set at the keypanel.
Front and Rear Panel Controls and Connections
FIGURE 31. Controls, Connections, and Cronus backcard. There are two Cronus backcards, an MDR backcard and an RJ-12 backcard. You can have
up to four backcards installed on Cronus. You can have any combination of backcards on the Cronus, too (for example, you can have two RJ-12
backcards and two MDR backcards.
NOTE:
4
For more information on a VOIP option card (RVON-C) for the Cronus, See “RVON-C RTS Voice Over
Network for Cronus” on page 37.
1
ENC 1
This knob allows you to select a menu item, scroll through menus or exit out of the display
menu.
2
ENC 2
This knob allows you to select a menu item, scroll through menus or exit out of the display
menu.
NOTE:
3
Only when you are in the crosspoint status menu do the left and right knob perform separate functions. The
Right knob adjusts the output port, while the Left knob adjusts the input port.
Display Panel
LCD display showing menu options.
4
USB
Connection
There are two USBUSB connections on the Cronus; one on the front panel and one on the back
panel (J7). Cronus system can use the USB port connect with a PC. This allows for the most
flexibility when planning where to use the system. In a rack unit where the back is inaccessible,
or on a desktop where the back is accessible. Note, only one USB connector can be used at a
time.
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Power 1 &
Power 2
The power source indicator is a green LED light displaying that power is ON. The Cronus has a
redundant power source. This means there are two power supplies, so if power supply 1 fails,
power supply 2 will take over powering the system.
Keypanel
Ports
(backcard)
One Cronus frame can have 32 ports through the use of either an RJ-12 backcard or an MDR
backcard. In all, the Cronus system supports a maximum of 128 ports available for keypanels.
You can also mix and match the backcards (for example, you can have 2 MDR backcards with 2
RJ-12 backcards on the same frame). The MDR backcard is primarily used to connect the three
compatible breakout panels, XCP-32-DB9, XCP-48-RJ45 and the XCP-48-Telco (See
“Breakout Panels” on page 83).
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NOTE:
Using an MDR backcard (9002-7770-005), you can utilize a DB-9 breakout panel (XCP-32-DB9 9000-7515000). One DB-9 breakout panel can support all four AIO cards within Cronus.
7&
9
LINE 1 and
LINE 2
Cronus has two power sources; a primary source (LINE 1) and a redundant power source (LINE
2). Both power sources are running at the same time, so that if the primary source fails the
redundant source will be able to power Cronus.
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Fans
There are two fans to cool the power supplies
10,
11
&
12
DB-9 Serial
Connections,
USB
Connector and
RJ-45
Connectors
There are three ways to connect to a PC from the Cronus, through a DB-9 serial connection (10),
USB connector (11), or an RJ-45 (Ethernet) connection (12). There are six DB-9 serial ports,
however only five of the serial ports are used (J1, J2 [reserved], J3, J4, and J5) and one is
undefined (J6).
NOTE: J1 will always be connected to AZedit. For more information on AZedit baud rates, see
“DIP Switch Settings” on page 10.
13
DB-25
Connection
General Purpose Input Output connection.
NOTE: The pin-out of this connection is not the same as Zeus, ADAM, or ADAM CS.
14
Coaxial and
Fiber
Connection
There are four coaxial or two fiber connections used to connect the frames together. See, figure
4B for the configuration illustration. Requires optional licensing firmware. Contact Telex
Customer Service for more information. When contacting Customer Service be sure to have the
MAC address for each unit. For information on how to obtain the MAC address, see “Finding
the MAC Address for Cronus” on page 30.
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Cronus Gain Structure
FIGURE 32.
Cronus Gain Structure. The table below shows the gain level adjustments for Cronus ADAM, and Zeus.
MAX Audio
Input Level
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Input Gain
Control Range
via AZedit
Output Gain
Control Range
via AZedit
Max Input
Gain
Cross Point
Gain
Max Audio
Output Level
Cronus
V0.2.x
+10dBu
-20dB to +20dB
20dB to 12d
Nominal
+10dB
-6dB to +6dB
+21dBu
V1.0.0
+20dB
-20dB to +20dB
-20dB to +20dB
Nominal
+20dB
-6dB to +6dB
+24dBu
ADAM
+20dB
-20dB to +20dB
-20 to 20dB
Nominal
+20dB
-6dB to +6dB
+28dBu
Zeus
+20dB
-20dB to +20dB
-20 to 13dB
Nominal
+20dB
-6dB to +6dB
+22dBu
FIGURE 33.
RJ-12 backcard (9002-7770-006)
FIGURE 34.
MDR backcard (9002-7770-005)
Specifications
Analog Inputs and Outputs
Signal Type ...............................................................balanced
Nominal Level ............................................................... 8dBu
Maximum Level........................................................... 20dBu
Input Impedance ...................................................... 22k Ohm
Output Impedance..........................600 Ohm SNR at 20 dBu:
A/D and D/A
Sampling Rate............................................................. 48 kHz
Resolution .................................................................... 24 bits
Performance
SNR at 20 dBu: (A-weighted) ..................................... >90dB
THD+N at 20dBu, 1 kHz (unweighted) ...................<0.007%
Frequency Response at 20 dBu..... within ±1dB from 50 Hz 20kHz
Crosstalk at 20dBu................................................... <-60 dBu
CMRR......................................................................... >70 dB
NOTE:
All measurements performed using an Audio
Precision System 1 Dual Domain System at
f=1kHz and Level = 20dBu. Measurement
bandwidth = 20Hz to 20kHz.
Connections
Intercom Channels (1-32)
Connector Type: 6-pin RJ-12
Pin 1 ...................................................................... Control Pin 2 .................................................................Audio Out +
Pin 3 ................................................................... Audio In +
Pin 4 .................................................................... Audio In Pin 5 ...................................................................Audio OutPin 6 ..................................................................... Control +
Serial Interface Port (J1 - J6)
Connector Type: 9-pin female D-sub
J1: RS-232 (AZedit)
Pin 1 ...................................................................... Not Used
Pin 2 ...................................................................Input RS-232
Pin 3 ................................................................ Output RS-232
Pin 4 ......................................................................... Not Used
Pin 5 ................................................................................GND
Pin 6 ................................................................................GND
Pin 7 ......................................................................... Not Used
Pin 8 ......................................................................... Not Used
Pin 9 ......................................................................... Not Used
J2: RS-232 (Debug)
Pin 1 ......................................................................Not Used
Pin 2 ............................................................................ GND
Pin 3 ............................................................... Input RS-232
Pin 4 ......................................................................Not Used
Pin 5 ......................................................................Not Used
Pin 6 ......................................................................Not Used
Pin 7 ............................................................................ GND
Pin 8 ............................................................ Output RS-232
Pin 9 ......................................................................Not Used
J3: RS-232/RS-485 (J3 is trunking)
Pin 1 ........................................................RS-422-/RS-485Pin 2 ........................................................................... GND
Pin 3 ..................................................................... Not Used
Pin 4 ..................................................................... Not Used
Pin 5 ..........................................................Output RS-422+
Pin 6 ..................................................... RS-422+/ RS-485+
Pin 7 ........................................................................... GND
Pin 8 ..................................................................... Not Used
Pin 9 .......................................................... Output RS-422J4: RS-232/RS-485 (J4 is for peripheral devices, such as
UIO-256, PAP-32)
Pin 1 ............................................... Input RS-422-/RS-485Pin 2 ............................................................................ GND
Pin 3 ......................................................................Not Used
Pin 4 ......................................................................Not Used
Pin 5 .......................................................... Output RS-422+
Pin 6 ............................................. Input RS-422+/RS-485+
Pin 7 ............................................................................ GND
Pin 8 ......................................................................Not Used
Pin 9 ........................................................... Output RS-422J5: RS-485 (J5 is PAP-32)
Pin 1 ......................................................................RS-485 Pin 2 ............................................................................GND
Pin 3 ..................................................................... Not Used
Pin 4 ..................................................................... Not Used
Pin 5 ..................................................................... Not Used
Pin 6 ..................................................................... RS-485 +
Pin 7 ............................................................................GND
Pin 8 ..................................................................... Not Used
Pin 9 ..................................................................... Not Used
J6: RS-232 (J6 is undefined)
Pin 1 ...................................................................... RS-485 Pin 2 ............................................................................ GND
Pin 3 ..................................................................... Not Used
Pin 4 ..................................................................... Not Used
Pin 5 ..................................................................... Not Used
Pin 6 ..................................................................... RS-485 +
Pin 7 ............................................................................ GND
Pin 8 ..................................................................... Not Used
Pin 9 ..................................................................... Not Used
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USB Connectors (front end and back end J7)
Connector Type ............................................ Standard USB
Ethernet Interface Port (J8)
Connector Type ........................................... RJ-45 standard
10 base-T (Cat 3) /
100 Base Tx (Cat5)
GPIO Interface Port (J9)
Connector Type: 25-pin Female D-sub
Pin 1......................................................................... Input 1
Pin 2......................................................................Common
Pin 3......................................................................... Input 2
Pin 4......................................................................Common
Pin 5......................................................................... Input 3
Pin 6......................................................................Common
Pin 7......................................................................... Input 4
Pin 8......................................................................Common
Pin 9............................................................................ GND
Pin 10.......................................................................... GND
Pin 11 .......................................................................... GND
Pin 12.......................................................................... +5 V
Pin 13.......................................................................... +5 V
Pin 14................................................................Relay 1 NC
Pin 15................................................................Relay 1 NO
Pin 16....................................................................Common
Pin 17................................................................Relay 2 NC
Pin 18................................................................Relay 2 NO
Pin 19....................................................................Common
Pin 20................................................................Relay 3 NC
Pin 21................................................................Relay 3 NO
Pin 22....................................................................Common
Pin 23................................................................Relay 4 NC
Pin 24................................................................Relay 4 NO
Pin 25....................................................................Common
NOTE:
The pin-out of this connect does not confirm to
the standard pin-out of Zeus, Zeus II, ADAM
CS, or ADAM and cannot be directly
connected to the GPI connector of the RVON I/
O. It requires a custom cable assembly.
Hotlink Connectors
Coax Type (J10 - J11 .................................RG6 BNC Female
..........................................................75 Ohm coax connector
Fiber Optic Type.............................................. HFCT-5208M
(single mode transceiver)
- 1300 nm laser based
transceiver in standard 1 x 9
mezzanine package for links
of 15km nominal with single
mode fiber cables.
The fiber cable recommended for Cronus Single mode SM
SC-SC Duplex type. Two SC-SC simplex pair will work, but
you will have to verify which end to connect to each other.
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Physical
Dimensions........................................19w x 3.5h x 14 deep
(482.6mm x 88.9mm x 355.6mm)
Weight ........................................ 14.15lbs (6.41 kilograms)
Environment
Operating...............................0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage .............................-20°C to 75°C (-4°F to 167°F)+
MDR Connector
Pin Number
Pin Number
Port
Port
Function
Function
8
1
Data +
2
7
Data +
33
1
Data -
27
7
Data -
24
1
Audio To Matrix +
12
7
Audio To Matrix +
49
1
Audio To Matrix -
37
7
Audio To Matrix -
25
1
Audio From Matrix +
13
7
Audio From Matrix +
50
1
Audio From Matrix -
38
7
Audio From Matrix -
7
2
Data +
1
8
Data +
32
2
Data -
26
8
Data -
22
2
Audio To Matrix +
10
8
Audio To Matrix +
47
2
Audio To Matrix -
35
8
Audio To Matrix -
23
2
Audio From Matrix +
11
8
Audio From Matrix +
48
2
Audio From Matrix -
36
8
Audio From Matrix -
6
3
Data +
31
3
Data -
20
3
Audio To Matrix +
45
3
Audio To Matrix -
21
3
Audio From Matrix +
46
3
Audio From Matrix -
5
4
Data +
30
4
Data -
18
4
Audio To Matrix +
43
4
Audio To Matrix -
19
4
Audio From Matrix +
44
4
Audio From Matrix -
4
5
Data +
29
5
Data -
16
5
Audio To Matrix +
41
5
Audio To Matrix -
17
5
Audio From Matrix +
42
5
Audio From Matrix -
3
6
Data +
28
6
Data -
14
6
Audio To Matrix +
39
6
Audio To Matrix -
15
6
Audio From Matrix +
40
6
Audio From Matrix -
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Determining the Master System From the Slave Systems
By default, Cronus is set to operate in stand alone mode. You will need a license file to link Cronus frames together. In order
to link 2 or more Cronus systems together, each must have the optional linking firmware installed. To purchase the firmware,
contact RTS sales.
Setting the master frame is done through the display panel menu, as well as cabling the frames together.
To configure the master frame, do the following:
1.
From the display panel of the frame you want to configure, tap the ENC1 knob.
SET FRAME ID appears.
2.
Tap the ENC1 knob once.
SLAVE appears.
3.
Tap ENC1.
AUTO CONFIG appears.
4.
Turn the ENC1 knob to select Auto Config, Frame ID 2, Frame ID 3, or Frame ID 4.
NOTE:
Once you have set the Master frame you can set the rest of the frames by using autoconfig.
To cable Cronus, use the coaxial connectors located on the back panel (see Figure 32 on page 6). On the first frame connect
the two outside coax ports to the two inside coax ports on frame two. For more information, see Figure 35 on page 11. This
determines the master frame and the first slave. Repeat this procedure with the two remaining frames.
In the way the system is cabled, the master is indicated by the two inside coax ports left open. The two coax ports on the
master frame are used to connect to the matrix (ADAM system).
NOTE:
Cronus has an internal mixing card, when not connected to an ADAM, that acts as a Master Controller. However,
when Cronus is connected to the ADAM, the Matrix system card acts as a slave to the ADAM controller(s).
DIP Switch Settings
Switch 1:
AZedit Baud Rate
Default
Setting:
Description:
CLOSED (38.4K; 38,400 kbps)
Baud rate is a measure of the communications speed for a serial port. Baud is measured
in bits per second or bps. By default, AZedit is set for COM1 and 38.4K.
NOTE:
Settings
The baud rate set with Switch 1 must match the baud rate set in AZedit. To
see what the baud setting is in AZedit, do the following:
1.
Open AZedit.
The Keypanels/Ports screen appears.
2.
From the Options menu, select Communications.
The Communications screen appears showing the AZedit session connection
configurations.
OPEN:
9600 baud
CLOSED: 38.4K baud (default)
Switches 2-7
Not Available
Switch 8
Reserved. Must be kept in OPEN position.
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Cronus System Diagram and Frame Cabling
The Cronus Intercom System has four frames, one Master and three Slave stations (see system diagram on left)
connected via coaxial cables (see cabling diagram at right). Each frame can support up to 32 ports, and each system can
have a maximum of 128 ports (all four frames available).
FIGURE 35.
FIGURE 36.
Cronus from the inside.
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FIGURE 37.
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Cable drawings for PAP32, AZedit, Trunking and UIO-256/LCP-102.
FIGURE 38.
Cronus Master Controller board (9030-7785-001)
Default Jumper Settings for the Master Controller Board
CONNECTION
DESCRIPTION
DEFAULT SETTING
J3
Write Protect Flash Chips IC9 and IC10 (Code Flash)
Populate jumper across pins 2 and 3.
J4
Write Protect Flash Chips IC11 and IC12 (Config
Flash)
Populate jumper across pins 2 and 3.
NOTE:
If you have board 9030-7785-000, see “Cronus Master Controller Card 9030-7785-000” on page 91 for the
Default Jumper settings.
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Default Jumper Settings for the Cronus AIO Board
FIGURE 39.
Cronus AIO Board 9030-7784-000
Jumper
J1
J2
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Description
Default Setting
5 volt Power Isolation
Populate Jumper across J1
DSP Debug Port
Populate Jumpers across J2:
Pins 5-6
Pins 7-8
Pins 9-10
Pins 11-12
CHAPTER 2
Cronus Menu Structure
Cronus Menu System Introduction
1.
On the front panel of the Cronus system, tap the ENC1 encoder knob.
SET FRAME ID appears.
2.
Turn the ENC1 encoder knob clockwise to scroll forward or counter-clockwise to scroll backwards through the list of
menus.
By scrolling, you will see Status or Version.
3.
Tap the ENC1 encoder knob to enter a menu.
Within a menu:
1.
Turn the ENC1 encoder knob clockwise to scroll forward, and counter-clockwise to scroll backward through a list of
menus.
2.
Tap the ENC1 encoder knob to enter a menu.
or
Tap the ENC1 encoder knob twice to exit a menu or press the encoder knob for 3 - 5 seconds to exit the menu system.
Configure Menu
Set Frame ID
In a single frame Cronus system, the frame will always be Stand Alone (or the Master frame). In a multi-frame system, the first
time Cronus is powered on, each frame will show as Frame 1 and will need to be configured, either manually or by autoconfig,
to designate which frame it is.
To set the FRAME ID, do the following:
1.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Configure appears.
2.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Frame ID appears.
3.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Set Frame ID displays.
4.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
SLAVE Frame Set Slave ID displays.
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5.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Auto Config displays. You can either have auto-config set the frame or you can manually set the frame ID by turning
the ENC1 knob to scroll through the Frame ID options.
6.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll through the choices (Auto Config, Frame ID 2, Frame ID 3, or Frame ID 4).
7.
Tap the ENC1 knob to make your selection.
IFB Program INs
I/O Gains
I/O Gain is the level of audio at which you hear and are heard. There may be occasions where you need to adjust the gain for
some specific intercom port. For example, a belt pack operator may want to monitor a party line, but at a lower level than the
normal intercom volume. Or, a beltpack operator may want to listen to the background music coming from some intercom
input port, but at a reduced level.
To set Gain from the front panel of Cronus, do the following:
1.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Configure appears.
2.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Frame ID appears.
3.
Turn the ENC1 knob to I/O Gains.
4.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Select Port appears. There are 32 ports from which to select.
5.
Turn the ENC1 knob to the port you want.
6.
Tap the ENC1.
IN Gain and OUT Gain appears.
7.
Use the ENC1 knob to adjust the IN Gain.
OR
Use the ENC2 knob to adjust the OUT Gain.
NOTE:
You can change the gain levels in AZedit and see the results on Cronus almost immediately. For
more information on gain levels, see Figure 32 on page 6.
Vox Thresholds
Vox Threshold is the level of audio at which a channel becomes active. When the threshold is set, the microphone will not
turn on until the set audio level hits the set threshold. This prevents a channel from staying active when no one is around in a
high activity area.
To set and enable Vox Thresholds from the front panel of Cronus, do the following:
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1.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Configure appears.
2.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Frame ID appears.
3.
Turn the ENC1 knob to Vox Thresholds
Threshold appears.
4.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Select Port appears.
5.
Turn the ENC1 knob to the port to be set.
You can set the thresholds on all 32 ports on the Cronus.
6.
Tap the ENC1 knob to select the port.
7.
Turn the ENC1 knob to set the threshold level (-127 dB to 0.0 dB)
8.
Double-tap the ENC1 knob to exit the threshold set menu item.
Port displays.
9.
Turn the ENC1 knob to Hold Time.
10.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Hold Time appears.
11.
Turn the ENC1 knob to set the hold time (up to 12.5 seconds).
NOTE:
Hold time is the amount of time the VOX will stay active on a port before closing the port.
12.
Double-tap the ENC1 knob to exit the Hold Time menu item.
Port displays
13.
Turn the ENC1 knob to Enable.
14.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
Enable appears. You can Enable or Disable from this point.
15.
Double-tap the ENC1 knob to exit the Enable menu item.
NOTE:
You can also set the VOX within AZedit. For more information about setting VOX in AZedit see
“Vox Settings in AZedit” on page 21.
Status Menu
The Status Menu displays settings for the following:
AZedit
Crosspoints
Frames
GPI Input
GPI Output
Keypanels
Links
NOTE:
This chapter covers the menu display for the Master frame (Frame 1). On slave frames the only display you see
under Status menu is Links.
Status, AZedit
AZedit displays if there is an active connection.
NOTE:
This only shows the status of the primary serial cable.
1.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to Status.
2.
When Status is displayed, tap the ENC1 knob.
AZedit displays.
3.
Tap the ENC1 knob
The status of AZedit appears.
OK = there is a connection to AZedit.
-- = there is no connection to AZedit.
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Status, Crosspoints
The Crosspoints Status displays the status of each crosspoint closure. You can also view Crosspoint Status in AZedit.
1.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to Status.
2.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
AZedit displays.
3.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to Crosspoints.
4.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
The status of the crosspoints for input 1 and outputs 1 and 2 is shown.
5.
Turn the encoders to change which crosspoints are displayed.
ENC1 adjusts the input port. ENC2 adjusts the output port.
6.
Once the status you want to display appears, tap the ENC2 knob.
The Crosspoint status appears.
FIGURE 40.
Crosspoint Status Display
Status, Frames
Frames displays the status of each of the Cronus frames. It tells if the frame is still active or if it has been deactivated.
1.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to Status.
2.
When Status is displayed, tap the ENC1 knob.
AZedit displays.
3.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to Frames.
4.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
The status is shown for frames 1 & 2.
5.
Turn the encoders to display the status of the other frames.
Status, GPI Input
GPI Input displays the status of each GPI (General Purpose Input) assigned in the system. The GPI Input allows an external
piece of equipment to trigger the intercom. For example, using an “on-air” tally to dim or mute specific outputs. GPI Inputs are
created within AZedit.
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1.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to Status.
2.
When Status is displayed, tap the ENC1 knob.
AZedit displays.
3.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to GPI Input.
4.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
1-64 displays.
5.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll through the GPI Input assignments.
Status, GPI Output
GPI Output displays the status of each GPI Output assigned in the system. GPI output is similar to the GPI Input, except
instead of triggering an action on the intercom, the intercom is programmed to perform a function as a result of an action on
the intercom. For example, when a port is connected to a 2-way radio, the radio is normally in receive mode. Use a GPI Output
to trigger the transmitter whenever anyone talks to the port.
1.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to Status.
2.
When Status is displayed, tap the ENC1 knob.
AZedit displays.
3.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to GPI Output.
4.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
1-64 displays.
5.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll through the GPI Output assignments.
Status, Keypanels
The Keypanel menu displays the status of each of the keypanels in the Cronus system.
1.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to Status.
2.
When Status is displayed, tap the ENC1 knob.
AZedit displays.
3.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to Keypanels.
4.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
The status is shown for keypanels 1 & 2.
5.
Turn the encoders to display the status of the other keypanels (up to 32 keypanels per frame).
The status will display as OK or blank.
Status, Links
The Links menu displays the status of the links (connections) between frames, see “Cronus System Diagram and Frame
Cabling” on page 11. Each frame in the system has two links, Link A and Link B. Link A on each frame connects to the
preceding frame (connecting to Link B).
1.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll to Status.
2.
When Status is displayed, tap the ENC1 knob.
AZedit displays.
3.
Turn the ENC1 knob and scroll to Links.
4.
Tap the ENC1 knob.
5.
Turn the ENC1 knob to scroll through the Links.
You should check the status of the Frame Clock and the Link to each frame. This is good for diagnostic troubleshooting.
NOTE:
Frame 1 (Master) will only show the Frame 2 status because it only connects to one other Cronus frame.
Version, Intercom
The Version, Intercom menu, displays the firmware version that is current on the intercom.
NOTE:
For Firmware upgrades, contact Telex Customer Service. The Cronus Firmware can be upgraded through AZedit.
See “Download Firmware for Cronus” on page 29, for more information.
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Cronus Menu System Quick Reference
Menu Access
FIGURE 41.
Menu List - Tree Diagram
1.
On the front panel of the Cronus system, tap the ENC1 encoder knob.
The word Status appears.
2.
Turn the ENC2 encoder knob clockwise to scroll forward or counter-clockwise to scroll backwards through the list of
menus.
3.
Tap the ENC1 encoder knob to enter a menu.
Within a menu:
1.
Turn the ENC1 encoder knob clockwise to scroll forward, and counter-clockwise to scroll backward through a list of
menus.
2.
Tap the ENC1 encoder knob to enter a menu.
or
Tap the ENC1 encoder knob twice to exit a menu or press the encoder knob for 3 - 5 seconds to exit the menu system.
NOTE:
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In Slave mode, the Status Menu will only show Links Status.
CHAPTER 3
Cronus and AZedit
Vox Settings in AZedit
Cronus and the AIO-16 card are the only devices presently that support Vox. Vox refers to voice activation. This means that
once audio is passed through Cronus or AIO-16 at a preset threshold level, the audio lines are open for conversation between
ports.
With Cronus, you can set the Vox threshold from the front panel or you can set it through AZedit. In AZedit there are two ways
to access the Vox Settings screen.
NOTE:
AZedit must be at version 2.09.0 or later.
• An icon on a customized tool bar.
• From the System menu.
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Accessing Vox
To access the Vox Settings screen from the System menu, do the following:
1.
NOTE:
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From the System menu in AZedit, select Vox.
The Vox Settings Screen appears.
You can change the threshold levels and hold times of more than one port at a time by pressing the CTRL key
and clicking the ports you want to change.
SCREEN ITEM
FIELD TYPE
DESCRIPTION
Threshold
Adjust
arrow keys
Use the UP or DOWN arrow keys to increase or decrease the vox threshold
by.5 dB (-127 dB to 0.0 dB). You can see the level adjustments in the
parameter display window (to the right).
NOTE:
Threshold Level
display box
You can select multiple ports to change at the same time.
However, when you increase or decrease the threshold of
multiple ports the levels change from each port’s starting dB
level. For example, Port 002 is set to -82.5 dB and Port 010 is
set to -30.0. If both are selected and the vox threshold is
increased by clicking the up arrow twice the ending threshold
for each port would be as follows:
Port 002 = -81.5
Port 010 = -29.0
The Threshold Level display box displays the threshold level selected by
the slider bar below.
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SCREEN ITEM
Threshold adjust
FIELD TYPE
slider
DESCRIPTION
The Threshold Adjust slider allows you to set the vox threshold by moving
the slider right (increase) or left (decrease).
NOTE:
1.
Set To
button
This sets the threshold to the level you set by the slider bar. It
does not increase or decrease the threshold from the individual
port starting dB.
Slide the threshold slider bar to the level you want to set the port (s) selected.
The Set To button activates the Threshold Level slider selection. The Set To
button must be clicked to accept the threshold level.
1.
Once the threshold slider is at the desired threshold level, click Set To.
Hold Time
Adjust
arrow keys
Use the UP or Down arrow keys to increase or decrease the time the port is
active from meeting the threshold level set above. Once a port meets or
exceeds its threshold level, the hold time determines how long that port will
stay active before closing (up to 12.5 seconds). You can see the adjustments
in the parameter display window (to the right)
NOTE:
You can select multiple ports to change at the same time.
However, when you increase or decrease the hold time of
multiple ports the time changes from each port’s starting point.
For example, Port 002 has a hold time of 0.7 seconds and Port
010 has a hold time of 1.0. If both are selected and the hold
time is increased by clicking the up arrow twice the ending
threshold for each port would be as follows:
Port 002 = 1.7
Port 010 = 2.0
Hold Time
display box
The Hold Time display box displays the hold time level selected by the
slider bar below.
Hold Time Adjust
slider
The Hold Time Adjust slider allows you to set the time by moving the
slider right (increase) or left (decrease).
NOTE:
1.
Set To
button
This sets the threshold to the level you set by the slider bar. It
does not increase or decrease the threshold from the individual
port starting dB.
Slide the hold time slider bar to the level you want to set the port (s) selected.
The Set To button activates the Hold Time slider selection. The Set To
button must be clicked to accept the hold time.
1.
Once the hold time slider is at the desired level, click Set To.
Options
Show Enabled
Only
check box
The Show Enabled Only check box, when selected will only display the Vox
enabled ports in the display list to the right. When the check box is cleared,
all ports are displayed.
Real-Time
Changes
check box
The Real-Time Changes check box allows you to see the adjustments to the
Vox and hold time dynamically on the connected device (Cronus or AIO16).
NOTE:
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When making adjustments from the front panel of the Cronus
take into consideration that AZedit has a 5 second display
refresh rate which will cause a delay in what is seen in the
application.
SCREEN ITEM
FIELD TYPE
DESCRIPTION
Parameter Display Window
Port
display
The Port column displays the port identification number for the intercom
port. This identification number cannot be changed
Alpha
display
The Alpha column displays the label given to the port (input/output) of the
matrix. Alphas are the names that appear in the alphanumeric displays on
keypanels when keys are assigned to talk to destinations in the intercom
system. Alpha names for intercom ports are assigned using Port Alphas
setup. Alpha names for everything else are assigned using Other Alphas
setup.
Supported?
display
The Supported? column displays whether the port is attached to a device
that supports Vox (either a Cronus or AIO-16 card).
NOTE:
Cronus and AIO-16 are the only devices, presently, that
support Vox.
When a green Yes is displayed, the device supports Vox. When a red No is
displayed, the device does not support Vox.
Enabled?
display
The Enabled? column displays whether Vox is enabled on the specific port.
When a green Yes is displayed, Vox is enabled. When a red No is displayed
it is not active.
Threshold
display
The Threshold column displays the threshold level for the specific port.
Hold Time
display
The Hold Time column displays the amount of time a port will stay active
once the Vox threshold level has been met or exceeded.
Audio?
display
The Audio? column displays whether audio is being detected on the port.
When a green Yes is displayed, audio is detected. When a red No is
displayed, no audio is detected.
Enable Vox
button
Disable Vox
Reset Threshold
Reset Hold Time
Select All
button
button
button
button
The Enable Vox button enables Vox on the selected port (s).
1.
Select a port or multiple ports.
2.
Click Enable Vox.
Vox is enabled on the selected port (s).
The Disable Vox buttons disables Vox on the selected port (s).
1.
Select a port or multiple ports where Vox is enabled.
2.
Click Disable Vox.
Vox is disabled on the selected port (s).
The Reset Threshold button resets the threshold level of the selected port (s)
to default (-30 dB).
1.
Select a port or multiple ports you want to reset to the default threshold level.
2.
Click Reset Threshold.
The Threshold is reset to the default value.
The Reset Hold Time button resets the hold time of the selected port (s) to
default (.5 seconds).
1.
Select a port or multiple ports you want to reset to the default hold time.
2.
Click Reset Hold Time.
The Threshold is reset to the default value.
Select All selects all the list items in the current view.
1.
Click Select All to select all the items in the current view.
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SCREEN ITEM
De-select All
FIELD TYPE
button
DESCRIPTION
De-select All de-selects all the list items in the current view that are
selected.
1.
Invert Selection
button
Click De-select All to de-select all ports in the current screen view.
The Invert Selection button reverses the order in which the list is currently
displayed.
1.
Click Invert Selection to reverse the list of ports from the current view.
Download Cronus License File
To link more than one Cronus system together, you must have linking software installed on the system (normally, this is
loaded at time of purchase). If you are adding a Cronus Intercom System to an existing Cronus matrix, you may need to load a
license file on your existing system.
Each license file is uniquely stamped with the MAC address of the master controller running in the intercom system.
NOTE:
The Cronus system must be in “Stand Alone” state shown on the front panel display. Once the License file is
loaded, the “Download License” option in the Options menu disappears.
To download the Cronus license file, do the following:
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1.
Open AZedit.
2.
From the Options menu, select Download License, and then Select a license file to download.
The Download License submenu appears.
3.
Select the license file to download or use browse to navigate to the file.
4.
Click Open.
The License file begins to download. Once the file is downloaded, the message “AZedit download successful! The
license file X:\XXX.lic was downloaded and accepted by the intercom.
5.
Click OK.
On the Cronus front panel, you should see Frame 1 appear after the download completes.
CHAPTER 4
Ethernet Setup for Cronus
Connecting Cronus to the PC and the Network
NOTE:
The PC must be running version 2.06.07 or later of AZedit and have an Ethernet card installed.
Verify Cronus is connected to the PC using either a USB (universal) or RS-232 (ADAM standard) cable. The USB drivers can
be found in the AZedit software directory (C:\Telex\AZedit|V20701|USB). You may only use on USB connection (front panel
or back panel) at a time.
NOTE:
Cronus can support up to 32 multiple sessions of AZedit on Ethernet.
To connect Cronus to the PC with a serial cable, do the following:
NOTE:
For more information on Network Basics, “Basic Network Configuration” on page 59.
1.
Open AZedit.
The Keypanels/Ports screen appears.
2.
From the Options menu, select Ethernet Setup.
The Ethernet Setup Screen appears.
3.
In the IP Address field, enter the IP Address for the Cronus system.
4.
In the Network Mask field, enter the Network Mask number for the Cronus System.
5.
Where appropriate, in the Default Gateway field, enter the gateway number for Cronus.
NOTE:
If you do not know these numbers, your system administrator can give you the IP Address and
Netmask to use.
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6.
Click Apply.
7.
Click Close.
The Ethernet Setup window is closed.
8.
Connect the Cronus to your network with an Ethernet cable.
9.
Connect the PC to you network with an Ethernet cable.
Once you have entered the IP Address and Network Mask, do the following:
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1.
From the Options menu, select Communications.
The Communications screen appears.
2.
In the Connection area, select the Network radio button.
3.
In the IP Address field, either enter the Cronus IP Address you wish to connect with, or click the Search button.
The search button scans the network for any Cronus devices. If multiple units are on the network, each will appear in
the list. Select the Cronus you wish to work with.
4.
Click OK.
The Communications screen closes.
Download Firmware for Cronus
When firmware is downloaded to Cronus, all the code is put on the Master Controller card. This includes code for the AIO
cards. Therefore, because the Master Controller downloads the firmware for the system and the code for the AIO cards, the
download time is extended while the Master Controller pushes the AIO code out to the appropriate cards.
NOTE:
Cronus must have AZedit version 2.06.07 or later.
Also, every time the system is reset or rebooted, the Master Controller card will reload each of the AIO cards with the most
current version of code it is housing.
To download firmware to the Master Controller, do the following:
1.
Open AZedit.
The Keypanels/Ports screen appears.
2.
From the Status menu, select Software Versions, then Master Controllers.
The Master Controller Version Information screen appears.
3.
Highlight the Cronus version to be updated.
You may select more than one version at a time by holding the CTRL key down while you select.
4.
Right-click the highlighted selections and then select Download Firmware.
The Firmware Download screen appears.
5.
Using the browse feature, browse to the file to be downloaded.
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6.
Click Open.
The Download Device Firmware screen appears.
7.
Click Begin Download.
The download begins.
8.
Once the Download is finished, click OK.
The Cronus firmware download is complete. This will take a minute or two depending upon the type of connection
you use (network or serial).
9.
Verify the version upgrade in the Master Controller Version Information window.
Finding the MAC Address for Cronus
To retrieve the MAC Address, do the following:
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1.
Open AZedit.
The Keypanels/Ports screen appears.
2.
From the Options menu, select Communications.
The Communications screen appears.
3.
Verify that USB is selected.
4.
Click OK.
The Communications screen closes.
5.
From the Options menu, select Ethernet Setup.
The Ethernet Setup screen appears. The MAC Address aappears at the bottom of the screen.
NOTE:
If you have multiple Cronus systems linked together, you will need to individually connect them to
the PC to see the MAC address. You cannot look at multiple Cronus MAC Addresses at the same
time.
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Final Assembly Drawing
FIGURE 42.
Cronus Final Assembly - see Table 1, “Final Assembly,” on page 34 for descriptions to the corresponding numbers.
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Figure 1. Final
Figure 1. Final
Item
No.
34
Item
No.
Assembly
Description
Part No.
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Assembly
Description
AI/o Rear PC Board Assembly,
MDR SCSI
Part No.
9030-7800-000
1
Front panel, Cronus
9070-7770-000
40
Coax Link Module Card Plate
9110-7784-008
2
Lens
9150-7770-000
41
Cronus Fiber Link Module PCB
9030-7827-000
3
Master Controller Assembly
9020-7770-000
42
Fiber Link Module Card Plate
9110-7784-011
4
Screw, FH, 6-32 x 3/8” LG.
51847-022
43
Fiber Link Module Cable Assy
2502-7770-005
5
AI/O PC Board Assembly
9030-7784-000
6
Card Guide 6” LG
591601-001
7
Left Wall, Cronus
9110-7770-000
8
Back Plane PC Board Assembly
9110-7786-000
9
Screw, PH, 4-40 x 1/4” LG.
51845-038
10
Card Guide, 5” LG
591601-000
11
Master Controller Rear PC Board
Assembly
9030-7788-000
12
AI/O Rear PC Board Assembly
(RJ-12)
9020-7787-000
13
Screw, FH, 4-40 x 3/8” LG.
51847-012
14
Top Cover, Cronus
9100-7770-000
15
Bulkhead Jack, BNC, Feedthru
539074-000
16
Screwlock, 4-40
58421-000
17
Screw, PH, 4-40 x 1.0” LG
500125
18
Line 1 Power Entry Cable
Assembly
2502-7770-002
19
Rear Panel, Cronus
9080-7770-004
20
Line 2 Power Entry Cable
Assembly
2502-7770-003
21
Fans w/ Cable Assembly
2502-7770-004
22
Coax Cable Assembly
2502-7770-000
23
Right Wall, Cronus
9111-7770-000
24
Chassis, Cronus
9090-7770-000
25
Rack Ear, Cronus
9114-7770-000
26
Keps Nut, #4
51745-000
27
Power Supply, Switching
532073-000
28
Power Supply Wall, Cronus
9112-7770-000
29
Middle Wall, Cronus
9113-7770-000
30
Captive Panel Screw
58095-000
31
Screw, PH, 4-40 x 3/8” LG
51845-039
32
Nut, Special 4-40, Small, #4
50033-022
33
Screw, PH, 6-32 x 1/4” LG
51845-074
34
Spacer,.25 O.D. x.14 I.D., Stainless
Steel
701840-000
35
Retaining Ring, External
50016-001
36
Rear Card Plate
9110-7784-003
37
Connector Key
539207-001
38
Foam Tape, Double Sided, 1” Wide
840051
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FIGURE 43. Wiring Diagram
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CHAPTER 8
RVON-C
RTS Voice Over Network for Cronus
Description of the RVON-C Voice Over Network Card
Installed directly into the Cronus Intercom frame, the RVON-C provides voice over IP (Internet Protocol) communications for
the RTS® Cronus intercom system. In general, voice over IP means sending voice information in digital form using discrete
packets rather than the traditional telephone network. The RVON-C delivers an integrated solution for connecting custom
keypanels to the Intercom Matrix over standard IP networks by supporting 8 channels (ports) of audio IN and OUT.
The RVON-C card supports all standard, hot-swappable and configurable features through Telex’s AZedit configuration
software, as well as support for remote keypanels and virtual keypanels via VOIP (voice over IP).
RVON-C supports Telex® Intelligent Trunking over IP. Trunking is a method of using a relatively few audio paths for a large
number of potential users. Because it is flexible, a trunked system can expand along with your business, to accommodate a
growing number of users. Telex’s Intelligent Trunking is proven technology, which provides the same capabilities and ease of
use for intercom -seamless routing and path finding of communications between facilities regardless of distance - as does the
long distance telephone system for phone calls.
RVON-C is fully compatible with internationally recognized standards and supports the following protocols: G.711, G.729AB,
and G.723 (2 speeds).
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Features
Installation
The RVON-C card is hot-swappable and installs in any available slot in a Cronus Intercom
System. It provides a single RJ-45 Ethernet connection for use with a 10 BASE-T or 100 BASETX network. It also has a DB-9 connection for an RS-232 or RS-485 pass-thru port.
8 Channels of Audio
IN and OUT
Expands the connectivity of the Cronus intercom by supporting 8 channels (ports) IN and OUT.
Each channel has configurable network and bandwidth parameters that can be tailored to
individual network functions, as well as ancillary data for keypanels and trunking control.
Ethernet Compatible
Fully Ethernet capable. The RVON-C card uses standard Ethernet protocols and is compatible
with 10 BASE-T or 100 BASE-TX Ethernet compliant devices and networks.
AZedit
Configurations
Users have the ability to adjust the audio parameters of each RVON-C channel to optimize the
available bandwidth on the network.
Trunk Capable
The RVON-C card supports ancillary data control for use with Telex® Intelligent Trunking.
Addressing
Eight individually addressable audio channels. The RVON-C card can feed simultaneously VOIP
(voice over internet protocol) capable keypanels, as well as various other matrix intercom systems.
Pass-Through Serial
Port
Provides a virtual serial connection via an IP connection, which if used while trunking, may
eliminate the need for multiple IP resources.
Specifications
DIGITAL
COMPRESSION
BIT RATE
CODING DELAY
PLAYOUT DELAY
BANDWIDTH
G.711
64K
125μs
20-60 ms
160-224 kbps
G.728AB
8K
10 ms
20-120 ms
32-112 kbps
G.723
5.3K / 6.3 K
30 ms
60-120 ms
29-45 kbps
*Data Rate depends on Codec selection
NOTE:
The Playout Delay and Bandwidth depend on the configured amount of audio per packet.
CONNECTIONS - PINOUTS
RJ-45 Ethernet via backcard
RJ-45
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Function
1
Ethernet TPO+
2
Ethernet TPO-
3
Ethernet TPI+
4
TPO+
5
TPO-
6
Ethernet TPI-
7
TPI+
8
TPI-
DB-9 Serial Port via backcard
DB-9 Pin
Function
1
N/A
2
RXD, RVON-C Received
Data
3
TXD, RVON-C Received
Data
4
N/A
5
GND
6
N/A
7
N/A
8
N/A
9
N/A
Power............................................................................................................................................................................ 5W Typical
Physical ...............................................................................................................................................................8.25”W x 6.25”L
RVON-C JUMPERS and CONNECTIONS
A selectable RS-232/485 serial port is at connector J1 Serial (see Figure 45 on page 41) on the back card. Jumper connections
on J10, J11, and J12 (on the front card, see Figure 44 on page 40.) select the signal mode on J1.
•
•
When J10, J11, and J12 are jumped from pins 1 to 2- J1 is configured for RS485.
When J10, J11, and J12 are jumped from pins 2 to 3 - J1 is configured for RS232.
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Pin1
J10, J11,
and J12
FIGURE 44.
40
Frontcard - RVON-C 9030-7835-000
J1 Serial
J2 Serial
FIGURE 45.
RVON-C Backcard
FIGURE 46.
RVON-C Backplate
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Installation of the RVON-C Card into the Cronus System
When inserting the RVON-C card into the Cronus system, the following considerations must be made:
•
Gently insert the RVON-C card into the correct slot. If the card is forced or twisted while inserting, a pin on the
backplane could short or break causing the card to become inoperable.
•
When inserting the RVON-C card into the Cronus system, make sure to insert it into a compatible backcard. If
the card is inserted into a incompatible backcard, undesirable results can occur.
Addresses and the RVON-C Card
Because the RVON-C has an Ethernet interface, it is required to have a MAC (Media Access Control) address. This is a low
level address that contains 48 bits. Do not confuse this address with an IP (Internet Protocol) Address. In order to be IP
compliant, all cards must have a unique MAC ID when shipped from the manufacturer. Typically, the MAC ID of a piece of
hardware, such as the RVON -C card, has a fixed or static address. Whereas, the RVON-C card’s IP Address can change over
time.
The MAC Address uniquely identifies each node of a network and interfaces directly with the network media. The RVON-C
card has a small 8-pin serial device on the board so that the processor can read the unique MAC Address. For more
information on MAC IDs, contact technical support.
Software Requirements
AZedit........................................................version 3.1 or higher
RVON-I/O ..............................................version 1.1.0 or higher
RVON-1..................................................version 1.2.0 or higher
RVON-8..................................................version 1.2.2 or higher
VKP ........................................................version 1.1.0 or higher
Master Controller ...................................version 1.3.0 or higher
NOTE:
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For improved performance, we recommend using a router switch that supports High Priority Packets. For more
information on High Priority Packet Router Switches, consult your System Administrator.
Switches and Connections
IMPORTANT:
You must remove the card from the frame in order to change any DIP switch settings on the front card,
see Figure 47 on page 43.
DIP Switch 1
Closed: Configuration via AZedit is disabled.
Open: (Default) Configuration via AZedit is enabled
Description:
DIP Switches 2-4
Disables the configuration changes via AZedit. AZedit will still be able to view
the card configuration and connection status. The configuration can still be
changed via the serial and Telnet connections.
Unused - Keep in Open Position
Closed: Reset the Telnet user and passwords to their default value
DIP Switch 5
User: telex
Password: password
Open: (Default) Uses the current user-name and password to their default values.
Description:
DIP Switch 6
Enables the user to reset the Telnet User-name and Password
Closed: Enables a serial monitor on the backcard DB9 (J2).
Open: (Default) Enables pass-through serial port via the backcard DB9 (J2)
Description:
DIP Switch 7
Selects DB9 (J2) serial configuration.
Closed: Runs the Boot Download.
Open: (Default) Runs the native flash program.
Description:
DIP Switch 8
Switch to the boot download flash program. This program is sent with the
RVON-C card in case the native flash program becomes corrupt.
DEBUG ONLY!
WARNING:
FIGURE 47.
DIP Switch 8 should always be left in the OFF position. It is reserved
for debugging and can have intended consequences.
RVON-C DIP Switch panel
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Configuring the RVON-C Card with AZedit
Once the RVON-C card is inserted into the Intercom, AZedit will automatically recognize the card.
NOTE:
Requires intercom firmware and AZedit software that support RVON cards.
To configure the RVON-C card, do the following:
1.
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From the Status menu, select I/O cards.
The I/O Card Status screen appears showing the types of installed cards.
2.
Right-click on an RVON-C card, and select RVON-C Configuration.
The RVON-C Configuration screen appears.
3.
From the RVON-C drop down list, select the slot in which the RVON-C card resides, if it is not already selected.
4.
In the IP Address field, enter the IP Address you have assigned to the RVON-C card.
5.
In the Network Mask field, enter the Network Mask to which the RVON-C card is connected.
6.
In the Default Gateway field, enter the Default Gateway Address (if applicable) of the network to which the RVONC card is connected.
A Default Gateway is only required if the RVON-C connections are between LANs.
Under Settings for Pass-Through Serial via Ethernet
7.
In the Target IP Address field, enter the target IP Address of the device you want to connect to over Ethernet.
8.
From the Serial Baud Rate drop down list, select the baud rate at which the data is transmitted.
Under Settings for Connected Devices
NOTE:
You MUST configure the channel settings on each end of a connection and ensure the same codec and packet size
are selected at each end. Remember, the RVON-C card has different channels which can be configured.
9.
In the RVON-C Channel drop down list, select the channel you want to use to communicate to another device across
the network.
10.
In the Device IP Address field, enter the IP Address of the device to which you want to connect.
11.
From the Device Type drop down list, select the type of device to which the RVON-C card is connecting.
12.
From the Device Channel drop down list, select the channel on the device to which the RVON-C card will
communicate.
13.
From the CODEC Type drop down list, select the CODEC type you want to use for this channel.
14.
From the Packet Size drop down list, select the size of each audio packet.
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NOTE:
15.
NOTE:
A CODEC is an algorithm used to compress audio. There are 5 Codices support by Telex: G.711μs law, G.711A
law, G.729AB, G.723 (5.3k) and G.723 (6.3k). The type of CODEC will dictate the quality of audio you hear and
the network bandwidth used. The packet size determines how much audio data is carried across the network in
each transmitted packet. The CODEC type and pack size chosen require different amounts of bandwidth from the
network ( See “Specifications” on page 38.). As with CODEC type, the packet size you choose for the audio
transfer will affect the audio you hear and the bandwidth you use over the network. The larger the audio packet
you choose to use, the lower the bandwidth used. However, the larger packet size can result in a higher delay and
longer gaps if the packet is lost. On the other hand, the smaller packet sizes result in larger bandwidth use, but
lower delays and smaller gaps if the packet is lost. The Intercom System Engineer and the Network
Administrator may want to work together in choosing the CODEC type and packet size suitable for the size of
the network, so degradation of network resources does not happen.
Select Enable VAD, if you want to conserve bandwidth when the audio level is below a given threshold.
VAD (Voice Activity Detection) saves network bandwidth by stopping the flow of audio packets when silence is
detected. VAD is similar to VOX.
At this point you may choose another channel to configure or choose another card to configure.
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Once you are completely finished, click Apply.
Apply sends all of the changes to all the cards in the intercom, or click Cancel to discard all changes you made.
RVON-C Connection Status Screen
The RVON-C Connection Status screens display information pertaining to RVON-C channel connections. You can only show
statistics for one channel on a card at a time.
NOTE:
To view the RVON-C Connection Status screens make sure both AZedit and the RVON-C card are on the same
Ethernet network. The reason this is important is because the statistics are updated once per second. At this rate
of dynamic update, a serial port could not pass this much data effectively.
To get to the RVON Connection Status screen, do the following:
1.
From the Status menu, select I/O Cards.
The I/O Card Status screen appears showing the types of installed cards.
2.
Right-click the card with which you want to work.
A context menu appears.
3.
Select RVON Connection Status.
The RVON Connection Status screen appears. The Connection Status screen contains six pages of information about
the selected channel and are described in detail on the following pages.
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Screen Item
Description
Select Local Card and Channel
RVON Card
IP Address
The card for which you want to view the status.
1.
From the RVON drop down list, select the card you want to view.
Displays the IP (Internet Protocol) Address of the card you select
One of eight audio channels supported by the RVON-C card.
Local Channel
1.
From the Channel drop down list, select the channel for which you want to view the
status.
Remote Connection Information
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Device Type
Displays the type of device the RVON-C card is connected at the other end of the channel.
IP Address
Displays the IP Address of the device connected at the other end of the channel.
Remote Channel
Displays the channel at the other end of the connection that the device is using.
Screen Item
Description
The number of times a call attempt has been made and dropped.
Attempts / Drops
NOTE:
The number of attempts should always be one greater than the number of
drops.
Current Call State
Displays the state of connection. There are two connection states: Connected or Idle.
Origination / Termination
Displays which end of the connection originated or terminated the call.
Local: RVON-C Card
Remote: Device at the other end of the connection
Release Reason
Displays why the connection was terminated, for example congestion, network error,
local release, or remote release.
Connection Duration
Displays the duration of the connection. This is shown in hh/mm/ss.
Compression Algorithm
Displays what type of configuration the connection is using. This can be different than
the original configuration if both ends of the channel are not configured the same. If
the configuration is different, these fields will be in red.
Audio Packet Size
Voice Activity Detect (VAD)
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Screen Item
Description
VoIP Playout Statistics
Playout Buffer Size
Displays how much audio can be received from the network before packets are lost. This is four
times bigger than configured packet size. This is a static system setting.
Nominal Playout
Delay
Displays how much audio is collected before playout begins. Playout begins at half the Playout
Buffer size, which is two times the configured packet size. This is a static system setting.
Average Playout
Delay
Displays the actual average audio collected before packets are played out. This is measured over
the length of the connection.
Voice Playout Buffer
Underrun
Displays the number of packet times that packets were not played because the Playout Buffer was
empty.
NOTE:
If VAD is enabled, there will be playout buffer runs because there are no packets
being received during silence.
Voice Playout Buffer
Overrun
Displays the number of packets that were discarded because the Playout Buffer was full.
Missing Sequence
Packet
Displays how many audio packets were missed in the sequence.
Replayed Packets
Displays how many audio packets were replayed.
Average Frame Jitter
Displays the measure of consistency of packet arrival times. Lower jitter is better.
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Screen Item
Description
Network Statistics
Voice Playout Packets
(Tx/Rx)
Displays the number of voice packets transmitted and received from the other side of the
connection.
DTMF Relay Packets
(Tx/Rx)
Displays the number of DTMF (dual tone multiple frequency) relay packets transmitted and
received. DTMF relay packets are a bandwidth and quality saving feature within the RVON-C
card.
Silence Detection
Packets (Tx/Rx)
Displays the number of times a silence detection packet has been sent or received. VAD (voice
activity detection) must be enabled.
Silence Suppressed
Packets (Tx)
Displays the number of packets never sent because the packets contained silence.
Packet Interval Time
(min/max)
Displays the minimum and maximum time elapsed between packets being sent.
Recent Bandwidth Use
(Tx/Rx)
Displays the amount of bandwidth used in Kbytes/sec over the length of the call. This is
calculated by the number of voice packets transmitted and received over the last 10 calls.
Average Bandwidth
Use (Tx/Rx)
Displays the amount of bandwidth used in Kbytes/sec over the length of the call. This is
calculated by the number of voice packets transmitted and received and the length of the
connection.
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Screen Item
Description
Error Counts
Invalid Headers
Displays how many IP packets could not be parsed.
Invalid MAC Address
Displays how many invalid MAC addresses tried to connect.
Invalid SSRC
Displays the number of packets with an invalid SSRC.
Invalid Payload
Displays how many incorrectly formatted packets were received.
DSP to Micro Overrun
Displays the number of packets that were lost because the Micro was too busy to
receive.
Invalid Destination
Displays how many invalid destinations were received.
Lost Packets
Displays how many packets were lost.
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Screen Items
Description
SERIAL TO
ETHERNET
The Serial to Ethernet information shows the serial data that is received on the serial connection
and transferred to the Ethernet address of the card to which the serial data is sent.
Bytes Transferred
Displays the number of bytes transferred from the serial connection to Ethernet.
Bytes Lost
Displays the number of bytes that could not be transferred.
Errors
Displays the number of errors that occurred during transfer.
Tx IP Address
Displays the IP address of the card the serial data is sent.
Baud Rate
Displays the baud rate of the serial connection.
ETHERNET TO
SERIAL
The Ethernet to Serial information shows the serial data that is received on the Ethernet
connection and transferred to the serial connection.
Bytes Transferred
Displays the number of bytes that have been transferred to the serial port.
Bytes Lost
Displays the number of bytes that could not be transferred.
Errors
Displays the number of errors that occurred during transfer.
Rx IP Address
Displays the IP Address from which data was last received via Ethernet (this address should
match the Tx IP Address).
Unexpected Bytes
Displays the number of unexpected bytes of data.
Unexpected bytes is data that has come from any IP address that is not the Tx IP Address. The
bytes of data are considered unexpected bytes and are not transmitted.
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View RVON-C Status from Cronus Front Panel
Not only are you able to view the status of the RVON-C from AZedit, but now you can also view the status of your card from
the front panel display on the Cronus system.
To access RVON-C status from the Cronus front panel, do the following:
1.
On the front of the Cronus, tap either of the selector knobs.
The top-level menu appears.
2.
Turn either selector knob to display Status.
3.
Tap the selector knob.
The Status sub-menu appears.
4.
Turn either selector knob to display RVON-C.
5.
Tap the selector knob.
Slots Available appears.
NOTE:
There are four slots maximum in each Cronus for RVON-C cards. Each RVON-C card has 8
channels of audio IN and OUT. Slots that are connected to an RVON-C card will have an arrow in
the front panel display, otherwise a dot will appear next to the slot.
If you have more than one Cronus linked together, the slots will continue numbering slot 5, slot 6, and so on.
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6.
Turn the selector knob to select the desired slot.
7.
Tap the selector knob.
Ethernet Status, Serial Status, and VoIP Channel Status appears. See “RVON-C Status Descriptions” on page 55. for
description of each status.
8.
Turn the selector knob to the desired status.
9.
Tap the selector knob.
TABLE 2. RVON-C
Status Descriptions
ACTION
DISPLAY
When Ethernet is selected:
Link Up - Displays whether the Ethernet link is active or inactive.
Link Up=Active, Link Down=Inactive
Speed - Displays the connection speed in mbps. Can be either 10mbps or 100mbps.
Mode - Displays whether the connection is Half Duplex (data that moves in one
direction) or Full Duplex (data that moves in both directions).
Auto-Negotiate - Automatically determines the Ethernet speed and mode, and then
adjusts the settings accordingly.
When Serial is selected:
IP - Displays the IP Address of where the transfer is being sent.
Baud - Displays the connection speed of the RVON-C.
To Net - Displays the number of bytes that have been transferred from the serial port.
To Ser - Displays the number of bytes that have been transferred to the serial port.
When VoIP Channel is selected:
VoIP........
- displays the channel connection status to other RVON devices. The
channel connection shows connections to RVON-8, RVON-I/O,
RVON-1, RVON-C, and VKP.
Each dot (or checkmark) represents a channel connection. There are
eight channel connections for each RVON-C card.
If a dot (•) is seen in the display, this means that the channel is not
connected to a RVON device.
If a checkmark () is seen in the display, this means that the channel
is connected to an RVON device.
Panels.........
- displays whether or not there is a keypanel connected at the other
end of the channel connections.
Each dot (or checkmark) represents a channel connection. There are
eight channel connections for each RVON-C card.
If a dot (•) is seen in the display, this means that the channel is not
connected to a keypanel.
If a checkmark () is seen in the display, this means that the channel
is connected to a keypanel.
NOTE:
Channels are ordered from left to right.
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Download RVON-C Firmware through AZedit
NOTE:
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AZedit sends the program directly to the RVON-C card over Ethernet. This is different from other I/O cards that
receive the firmware from the Master Controller. For this reason, verify the PC running AZedit is on the same
network as the RVON-C card. If it is not, AZedit will not be able to find the RVON-C card. To test the
connection, ping the RVON-C card from a command line. For more information on testing for a connection, see
See “Basic Network Configuration” on page 59..
1.
Open AZedit.
2.
From the Status menu, select Software Versions, and then I/O Cards.
The I/O Card Version Information screen appears showing the occupied slots in the system.
3.
Highlight the Version to be updated.
You may select more than one version at a time by holding the CTRL key down while you select.
4.
Right-click the highlighted selections and select Download Firmware.
The Firmware Download window appears.
5.
Using the browse feature, browse to the file to be downloaded.
6.
Click Open.
The Download Device Firmware window appears.
7.
Click Begin Download.
The download begins.
8.
Click OK.
The RVON-C firmware download is complete. This may take a minute or two to occur.
9.
Verify the version upgrade in the I/O Card Version Information Window is correct.
WARNING:
Do NOT reset the Master Controller. Do NOT power down the frame or pull the RVON-C card(s) from the
frame until you have verified the new version information from AZedit. If the card loses power while
reprogramming the on-board flash memory, the card may need to be returned to the Lincoln service
department.
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FIGURE 48.
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RVON-C System Diagram
Appendix A
Basic Network Configuration
Basic Network Configuration
This section covers basic network configuration set-up and testing. Also covered are basic concepts and operations, including
the difference between LAN and WAN networks and how IP Addressing is used.
In a networked environment, such as a company, typically there are many computers connected together using a router or a
switch. In larger companies, there may be several different routers distributed in buildings and plant locations. A router allows
any LAN-side computer to communicate with other computers and devices outside the LAN (local area network). Routers
send data packets from one place to another place on a network. routers use network addresses to route packets to the correct
destination. For example, in a TCP/IP network, the IP (internet protocol) address of the network interface is used to direct
router destinations.
Because routers help computers inside the LAN “talk” with computers outside of the LAN, the security of a company’s LAN
may be compromised by gaps of open ports in the router. Security measures may have been instituted to compensate for these
vulnerabilities. Consult you network administrator to learn about the security measures taken to protect your network. VPN, or
virtual private network, is one such security measure to protect the intelligence of the LAN. A computer outside the LAN must
have an address or key known by the VPN to allow access to the LAN. Many companies use a VPN to connect two different
LANs, thus allowing the transfer of data between two networks.
LAN (local area network) vs. WAN (wide area network)
LOCAL AREA NETWORK
Simply put, a LAN is a computer network that connects a relatively small area (a single building or group of buildings). Most
LANs connect workstations and computers to each other. Each computer (also known as a “node”), has its own processing unit
and executes its own programs; however, it can also access data and devices anywhere on the LAN. This means many users
can access and share the same information and devices. A good example of a LAN device is a network printer. Most
companies cannot afford the budgetary or hardware expense of providing printers for each of its users; therefore, one printer
(or device) is placed on the LAN where every user can access the same printer.
The LAN uses IP Addresses to route data to different destinations on the network. An IP Address is a 32-bit numeric address
consisting of four numbers separated by periods (for example, 1.160.10.240).
NOTE:
For more information on IP Addresses, see you local network administrator.
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FIGURE 49.
Local Area Network Diagram
WIDE AREA NETWORK
A WAN (Wide Area Network) connects two or more LANs and can span a relatively large geographical area. For example,
Telex Headquarters in Burnsville, MN is connected to several branch offices in Nebraska and Arkansas over a WAN. The
WAN in existence is the Internet.
FIGURE 50.
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Wide Area Network Diagram
ACCESSING THE WIDE AREA NETWORK (WAN)
Figure 13 shows LAN IP Addresses using a common IP Address, 10.2.100.X (192.168.X.X is another common address). Most
devices are shipped with these addresses as its default. It is recommended to use these addresses for LANs.
Figure 3. Network
Address Translation
NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION (NAT)
Using the initial IP Address, then converting it to a valid WAN IP Address is how the network address translation works, in
theory. Once the IP address is changed, it is up to the network interface device (such as a router, gateway, switch, etc.) to keep
track of which computers are talking on which ports. For example, if two local devices (PC1 and PC2 in Figure 3) both wanted
to talk via port 1031, then the network interface device would have to change one of the port requests to the next available port,
1032.
PORTS
In general, a network port is an endpoint to a logical connection. The port number identifies what type of port it is. For
example, port 80 is used for HTTP traffic. When you type an address into the address bar of a web browser, your computer
goes to find an IP Address for the url you are requesting (http://www.telex.com). To obtain this address, the computer contacts
a DNS server (Domain Name Server). Once the IP Address is found, it tries to connect to the http port of the network device
(port 80). See Table 1 for a list of the more well-known port numbers.
Each network device can be set-up to respond or not respond to the various ports. The function of responding or “hosting a
service” is called “serving”.
TABLE 1. Packet
Translation
Packet before Translation
Source
Packet after Translation
Destination
Source
Destination
IP Address
Port
Number
IP Address
Port
Number
IP Address
Port
Number
IP Address
Port
Number
To
Internet
10.2.100.2
1031
192.156.136.
22
80
99.5.1.30
1031
192.156.136.
22
80
From
Internet
192.156.136.
22
80
99.5.1.30
1031
192.156.136.
22
80
10.2.100.2
1031
If a second workstation on the LAN wants to communicate to the same server, and happens to use the same source port
number, then the LAN Modem will translate the source port number as well as the source IP address. In Table, 2, a second
LAN computer wants to access a web page. The NAT device now uses port 1032 for this connection where it used port 1031 in
Table 1.
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Table 2. Packet
Translation
Packet before Translation
Source
Packet After Translation
Destination
Source
IP Address
Port
IP Address
Number
Port
IP Address
Number
Port
IP Address
Number
Port
Number
To
Internet
10.2.100.1
1031
192.156.136.22
80
99.5.1.30
1032
192.156.136.22
80
From
Internet
192.156.136.22
80
99.5.1.30
1032
192.156.136.22
80
10.2.100.1
1031
Amazingly, all the address translation that occurs takes place
automatically in order to make web browsing and other
functions easier. This is also a way for large web hosting
services to speed up the network by having different devices
perform different functions.
Port
Number
62
Destination
Description
Port
Number
Description
150
NetBIOS Session Service
156
SQL Server
161
SNMP
179
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
190
Gateway Access Control Protocol (GACP)
194
Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
197
Directory Location Services (DLS)
1
TCP Port Service Multiplexer (TCPMUX)
389
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
5
Remote Job Entry (RJE)
396
Novell Netware over IP
7
ECHO
443
HTTPS
18
Message Send Protocol (MSP)
444
Simple Network Paging Protocol (SNPP)
20
FTP-Data
445
Microsoft-DS
21
FTP- Control
458
Apple Quick Time
23
Telnet
546
DHCP Client
25
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
547
DHCP Server
29
MSG ICP
563
SNEWS
37
Time
569
MSN
42
Host Name Server (Nameserv)
1080
Socks
43
Whols
49
Login Host Protocol (Login)
53
Domain Name Server (DNS)
69
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP)
70
Gopher Service
79
Finger
80
HTTP
103
X.400 Standard
108
SNA Gateway Access Server
109
POP2
110
POP3
115
Simple File Transfer Protocol
118
SQL Services
119
Newsgroup (NNTP)
137
NetBIOS Name Service
139
NetBIOS Datagram Service
143
Interim Mail Access Protocol (IMAP)
IP ADDRESSES
If you do not know your IP Address, you can open a DOS screen in a Windows®- based environment and bring up the ipconfig
screen.
To find your IP Address using ipconfig, do the following:
1.
From the Start Menu, open a Command Prompt screen.
2.
At the prompt, type ipconfig, then press Enter.
The IP configurations appear for your machine, such as the DNS suffix, IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default
Gateway.
3.
At the prompt, type Exit to close the screen.
NOTE:
If you want more detailed parameters for your machine, type ipconfig/All. This screen shows the
computers network configuration settings.
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Ping a Computer
Pinging a computer on the network makes sure it is able to be “seen” and receive messages on the network.
NOTE:
You can also ping your RVON-8 card to verify that it is responding over the network by putting the cards IP
Address in place of the computer IP Address.
To ping a computer on the network, do the following:
1.
From the Start Menu, open a Command Prompt screen.
2.
At the prompt, type the IP Address of the computer you wish to ping (for example, 10.2.100.130).
3.
Press Enter.
NOTE:
If the computer you are pinging is not responding to the ping, you will receive a time-out message in the
command prompt screen.
POSSIBLE PITFALL WITH ROUTERS, GATEWAYS, AND SWITCHES
Anytime computers communicate through routers, gateways, and switches, they may be allowed or denied the connection.
Network interface devices can be configured to block specific outgoing requests, as well as incoming requests, based on the IP
Address and/or port. This is one of the security mechanisms of a router. This also happens when broadcast messages are sent
and received.
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To view the path an IP Address takes to retrieve information, you can execute a tracert from the Command Prompt Screen.
To run a tracert, do the following:
1.
From the Start Menu, open a Command Prompt screen.
2.
At the prompt, type tracert and type the url or IP Address you want to trace.
3.
Press Enter.
The details of the tracer route are displayed.
NOTE:
4.
You will the message “request timed out” if the IP Address/ port IN or OUT is denied to the
incoming or outgoing message.
When you are finished, type exit to close the Command Prompt screen.
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RVON Configuration
RVON cards use ports for communication of audio and control packets. Because routers can be configured to block certain
incoming and outgoing requests, you will need to open the following ports in your network to allow WAN connections to and
from a Network Interface Device. See the table below for the ports that need to be opened for the RVON cards to operate
properly.
Table 3. Ports
Port
necessary for RVON card functionality.
Port Description
2076
UDP Call Control Signalling
2077
UDP Audio Packets
2079
UDP Telex Proprietary
Signalling
2080
TCP Telex Keypanel Protocol
2081
UDP Pass Through Serial
2082
TCP Firmware Download
2100
Remote Administration
2102
Authentication Server
Below is an example of a router configuration screen. Not all routers are configured the same way and may not look exactly
like this screen.
NOTE:
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Linksys™ supports up to 253 nodes on a router. This is why it is called a Router/Switch because there are WAN
functions like a router as well as having a 4-port LAN switch. It also does not support simultaneous forward and
DHCP.
Network Terminology
A bridge is a device that connects two LANs, or two segments of the same LAN that use the
same protocol. Sometimes called “transparent bridges, they work at the OSI model Layer 2.
Simply put, they are not concerned with protocols. Their main job is to pass data to a destination
address that is predetermined in the data packet.
Bridges
Domain Name Server
(DNS)
Gateway
Hub
With a bridge, all of your computers are on the same network subnet (see Subnet). This means
your computers can communicate with each other and have their own Internet connection. If
you assign your own IP Addresses be sure to use the same first 3 “octets” of the IP Address (for
example, 192.168.0.X).
A DNS Server is an Internet service that translates domain names (for example, in the URL
http://www.telex.com, the domain name is the telex.com) into IP Addresses. The Internet is
based on IP Addresses which are numeric and since domain names are alphabetic, they are
easier to remember. Every time a domain name is used it must go through the DNS server to be
translated into an IP Address.
A gateway is a node on a network that serves as an entrance to another network. The gateway
routes traffic from a computer to an outside network that is serving the web pages. For example,
the gateway for a home computer is the ISP provider that connects the user to the Internet.In a
corporate environment, the gateway often acts as a proxy server and a firewall. Gateways are
similar to routers and switches in that they forward data to the destination and provide the path
for which the data will travel to the destination.
A hub is a common connection point for devices in a network. A hub has multiple ports. When
a data packet arrives at a hub, it is copied and distributed to all of its ports so that all nodes on
the LAN can see the packets
There are three types of hubs:
passive hub - this hub serves as a conduit for the data, enabling it to go from one device
to another.
intelligent hub (also known as manageable hubs) - this hub includes addition features
that enable administrators to monitor traffic through the hub.
switching hub - this hub reads the destination address of each packet and then forwards
the data pack to the appropriate port.
An IP Address is an identifier or numerical name for a computer or device on a network. Data
between computers are routed over the network using these addresses to identify the computer
the message is being sent to and the computer the message is being sent from.The format of an
IP Address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. For
example, an IP Address looks like 10.100.1.1.
IMPORTANT:
IP Address (Internet
Protocol Address)
When working within an isolated network (meaning there is no Internet
access), IP Addresses can be assigned at random just as long as they are
unique to each computer and device. When the isolated network is
connected to the Internet, registered Internet Addresses must be obtained.
This is to prevent duplication of addresses.
The four numbers in and IP Address are used in different was to identify a particular network
and host on that network. There are three classes of Internet Addresses.
CLASS A - supports 16 million hosts on each of 127 networks.
CLASS B - supports 65,000 hosts on each of 16,000 networks.
CLASS C - supports 254 hosts on each of 2 million networks.
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LAN
A LAN is a computer network that connects a relatively small area (a single building or group
of buildings). Most LANs connect work stations and computers to each other. Each computer
(also known as a “node”), has its own processing unit and executes its own processing unit and
executes its own programs; however it can also access data and devices anywhere on the LAN.
This means that many users can access and share the same information and devices. A good
example of a LAN device is a network printer. Most companies cannot afford the budgetary or
hardware expense of providing printers for each of its users; therefore, one printer (i.e., device)
is placed on the LAN where every user can access the same printer.
The LAN uses IP Addresses to route data to different destinations on the network. An IP
Address is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods (for example
1.160.10.240).
Port
Routers
A port, when referring to TCP and UDP networks, is an endpoint in a logical connection. The
port number identifies the type of port it is. For example, port 80 is used for HTTP traffic.
A router is a device that forwards data packets over networks. Most commonly, a router is
connected to at least two networks (normally LANs or WANs). Routers are located at gateways,
the place where two networks are connected. Routers do little data filtering, they mainly deliver
the data.
A subnet is a portion of a network that shares a common address component. On a TCP/IP
network, a subnet is described as all computers or devices whose IP Address have the same
prefix.
Subnet
Subnetting a network is useful because it provides security for the network as well as increases
performance of the network. IP networks are divided using subnet masks
Switches
WAN
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A switch is a device that filters and forwards data packets between networks. Switches operate
at the data layer, and sometimes at the network layer.
A wide area network connects two or more LANs and can span a relatively large geographical
area. For example, Telex Headquarters in Burnsville, MN is connected to several of its branch
offices in Nebraska and Arkansas over the wide area network. The largest WAN is the Internet.
Appendix B
RVON-C Card
Serial Port Programming
RVON Serial and Telnet Commands
RVON-C card programming can be done via direct serial or telnet connection. There are several physical connections to an
RVON-C card.
•
Direct serial through custom debug cable (J7 6-pin bottom front)
The customer debug cable always functions as the general -purpose debug tool.
•
Backcard DB-9 J1
The backcard DB-9 (must be disabled/enabled via a DIP Switch because it can also be used for serial port passthrough.
The backcard DB-9 can be used for debug terminal when DIP Switch 6 is switched to the Closed position.
•
Backcard RJ-45 J2 (Telnet Only)
Setup
Serial Port
38,400 baud, no flow control
Telnet
IP Address, port 23
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RVON-C Boot Download
*****************************
RVON-C Revision 1.00.02
(C) Copyright 2003 Telex Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Flash File System initialized.
DIP Switch settings:....XXXX
Configuration via AZedit disabled (via DIP Switch 1 on)
Back card UART enabled for pass-through serial (via DIP Switch 6 off)
Boot downloader disabled (via DIP Switch 7 off)
Autoload enabled (via DIP Switch 8 off)
Monitor Revision
1.00.02
Monitor Compilation time
Oct 18 2005, 14:33:52
Processor ID / Revision
0x80 (4Kc) / 0x05
Avalanche Device Type
Avalanche-I, Revision 1.3
Memory Controller Revision
1.204
Endianness
Big
External Memory rate
Full
CPU Frequ
8 MBytes
RAM size
64 MBytes
First free RAM address
0x9401f1a8
PLL Mode
Operating 2.50X
Press any key to abort OS load, or wait 1 seconds for OS to boot...
** Defragmenting File System and Environment flash area(s) **
Reading flash file system... No deleted flash file entries found.
Reading environment flash space... Complete.
FlashEraseBlock(b07f8000);
..
Copying environment to flash... Complete.
Loading file /bin/telex1 from FFS
PC: 94020000
FTP done!, PC: 94020000
Target Name: vxTarget
Attached TCP/IP interface to emac unit 0
Attaching network interface lo0... done.
0x97e796f0 (tNetTask): Link is down on EMAC A.
NFS client support not included.
Adding 5160 symbols for standalone.
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appCreate: autoBootLevel=2
MXP environment is created.
Creating RVON application...
-> Bringing DSP subsystem out of reset...
DSP Daughtercard type is set to NONE - No DSP Daughtercard Found
0000004883 - ROOT: FPGA Version = ff00
0000004890 - ROOT: Channel 2 Remote IP Address is unconfigured
0000004892 - ROOT: Channel 3 Remote IP Address is unconfigured
0000004894 - ROOT: Channel 4 Remote IP Address is unconfigured
0000004895 - ROOT: Channel 5 Remote IP Address is unconfigured
0000004897 - ROOT: Channel 6 Remote IP Address is unconfigured
0000004898 - ROOT: Channel 7 Remote IP Address is unconfigured
About to create Idle Task
About to create Measurement Task
Idle Measurement Tasks created
0000004931 - SMGR: tcid 0, expecting remote device connection
0000004931 - SMGR: tcid 0, added to new socket for device 0
0000004931 - SERV: in0000005049 - DSPA: DSP 0,Image 0:Download done!
0000005055 - DSPA: DSP 1,Image 0:Download done!
0000005155 - NMM: ATPM Update Database Granted
0000005255 - NMM: ATPM Configured for RVON operation
0000005255 - NMM: ATPM Update database done
0000005258 - NMM: 0, states: oper=NORMAL, admin=NORMAL, call=IDLE
0000005259 - NMM: 1, states: oper=NORMAL, admin=NORMAL, call=IDLE
0000005260x97e796f0 (tNetTask): Link is up on EMAC A: 100 MBps and FULL duplex.
0000005763 - RVON: port 0, requesting call permission
0000005763 - UDPT: error - CALL_REQUEST: don't send to an RVON-1 or RVON-IO till
ports known
0000005813 - RVON: port 1, requesting call permission
0000005813 - RVON: port 1, call permission granted, initiate call
0000005814 - RVON: p: CBRX_RVON_ALPHAS
0000005832 - FNRX: CBRX_ANALOG_TRIM
0000005832 - FNRX: CBRX_POLL_DELAYS, ignored
0000005833 - NMM: 1, states: oper=NORMAL, admin=NORMAL, call=SEIZED
0000005833 - NMM: 1, states: oper=NORMAL, admin=NORMAL, call=SETUP
0000005834 - FNRX: CBRX_VOX_PARAMS
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Access Serial Command Mode
There are many different serial port commands supported from here, but it is NOT recommended that any be used except:
dbgcmd
1.
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At a DOS prompt, type “dbgcmd”, then press Return.
This places the serial port into the MXP> (MXP command mode). The MXP Command Mode is the only mode used.
The table below is a list of commands supported from the MXP Shell Prompt.
Serial Command Table
TABLE 4. Serial
Command Table
Command
Variable 1
Variable 2
Description
Help screen which lists all “set rvon”
commands.
set rvon
set rvon
ip_addr
X.X.X.X
Set the IP Address for the RVON Card.
set rvon
netmask
X.X.X.X
Set network mask for the RVON Card.
set rvon
gateway
X.X.X.X
Set the gateway IP Address for the RVON-8
card.
set rvon
user
abcdefg
Set the RVON user name for telnet access.
Default “telex”
set rvon
password
abcdefg
Set the RVON password for telnet access (8-40
characters).
Default “password”
set rvon
vad_threshold
[adaptive ⎢#]
Set the VAD threshold (silence detection)
Adaptive refers to auto-select. The # can be -20
to +10dBm.
set channel
[chan]
Help screen which lists all “set tcid” commands
(TCID 0-7).
set channel
[chan]
dest_ip
X.X.X.X
Set the destination IP Address for this particular
RVON_Channel (same as tcid).
set channel
[chan]
dest_type
X
dest_type X = 0 (rvon-8 or rvon-C), 1 (rvon-1),
2 (rvon-I/O).
set channel
[chan]
chan_codec
X
Set the profile to use which includes the
compression codec see below (0-27).
set channel
[chan]
onhook
Force the channel to disconnect the port.
set channel
[chan]
offhook
Force the channel to connect the port.
set emac auto*
Enables auto-negotiation of the Ethernet
interface configuration.
set emac 10 half
Configures the Ethernet interface for 10Mbps
half duplex.
set emac 10 full
Configures the Ethernet interface for 10Mbps
full duplex.
set emac 100
half
Configures the Ethernet interface for 100 Mbps
half duplex.
set emac 100
full
Configures the Ethernet interface for 100 Mbps
full duplex.
set serial
ip_addr
X.X.X.X
Set the destination IP Address for this serial
pass-through port.
set serial
baud
X
Set the baud rate to use: 50 through 115000.
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TABLE 4. Serial
Command
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Command Table
Variable 1
Variable 2
Description
activate
Must do an activate command to cause changes
to take effect.
show rvon
Display current settings
show serial
Display current settings
show channel
[chan]
Display current settings
show emac
Display current settings
Codec Specifications
Bandwidth (kbps/channel)
Bandwidth (kbps/side)
Bandwidth (Bytes/sec)
Total Packet Size (bytes)
IP Overhead (bytes)
Encoded Audio (bytes)
Packets/Second
Codec Rate
Audio (ms) / Packet
Specifications
Codec
Coding Profile
Figure 5. Codec
0,3,6,9
G.711
64k
10
100.00
80
60
140
14000
112
224
1,4,7,10
G.711
64k
20
50.00
160
60
220
11000
88
176
2,5,8,11
G.711
64k
30
33.33
240
60
300
10000
80
160
12,16
G.729
8k
10
100.00
10
60
70
7000
56
112
13,17
G.729
8k
20
50.00
20
60
80
4000
32
64
14,18
G.729
8k
40
25.00
40
60
100
2500
20
40
15,19
G.729
8k
60
16.67
60
60
120
2000
16
32
20,22
G.723
5.3k
30
33.33
24
60
84
2800
22.4
44.8
24,26
G.723
6.3k
30
33.33
24
60
84
2800
22.4
44.8
21,23
G.723
5.3k
60
16.67
48
60
108
1800
14.4
28.8
25,27
G.723
6.3k
60
16.67
48
60
108
1800
14.4
28.8
NOTE:
A channel consists of a transmitting and a receiving side, so the bandwidth is double for a bi-directional
audio stream.
NOTE:
Bandwidth values are approximate maximums, actual bandwidth could be considerably lower with VAD
enabled.
Codec:
Determines how the audio is compressed/decompressed and the name given to
the defined algorithm
Coded Rate
Actual bits per second of the audio in compressed form. This is sent over the
network through various data packets. Network efficiency can be calculated
with an IP header for each packet of X ms of audio.
Size:
Amount of audio in each IP Packet, milliseconds (ms).
VAD:
Voice Activity Detection, when enabled and only when audio is above a
certain threshold, will send packets. Otherwise, a silence packet is went once,
and not again until audio is above the threshold. Enabling this will result in a
more efficient network, but care must be taken because of the Mother’s Day
phenomenon. If there is ever a need to have all audio paths open and active, a
network designer must account for this scenario.
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RVON-C Default Setup
Every attempt is made to ensure the board is shipped from the factory containing the following:
All are “set rvon” commands
VARIABLE
ENVIRONMENT NAME
DEFAULT
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
ip_addr
EMACA_IPADDR
x.x.x.x
IP Address for the RVON-C Card
netmask
EMACA_NETMASK
255.255.255.0
Network Mask for the RVONC card
gateway
EMACA_GW
none
Gateway IP Address for the RVON-C Card
serial_ip
RVON_SERIAL_IP
none
Pass-thru serial port IP Address for the RVON-C Card
serial_baud
RVON_SERIAL_ Baud
9600
Set the pass-thru serial port baud rate for the RVON-C
Card
user
RVON_USER
telex
RVON-C user name for telnet access
password
RVON_PASSWORD
password
RVON-C password for telnet access (8-40 characters)
vad_threshold
RVON_THRESHOLD_VAD
10
VAD Threshold
There are more parameters that the software will auto-configure if they have not been previously setup. The user can also set
these parameters, in which case the software would not modify but take them as they are.
All are “set chan #” commands because they are for each audio channel.
VARIABLE
ENVIRONMENT NAME
DEFAULT
VALUE
DESCRIPTION
dest_ip
RVON_DEST_IP_#
X.X.X.X
Destination IP Address for this particular RVON_CH
dest_type
RVON_DEST_TYPE_3
X
Destination Type Y= 0 (RVON-C), 1 (rvon-1), 2 (rvon-I/
O)
dest_chan
RVON_DEST_CHAN_#
X
Destination Channel - what port of far end (0-7)
chan_codec
RVON_CHAN_CODEC_#
X
Profile to use (previous coding table)
Typing “printenv”, then pressing Return from an RVON-C boot code or “sys-printenv” from the MXP Debug System Prompt
may show these commands. The Environment name is listed because this is the label used by the software.
IMPORTANT:
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If the user is attempting to do a “setenv” to change a parameter from the RVON-C boot code, the
Environment Name must be used and NOT the “set rvon variable” name.
Appendix C
RVON-C Quick Start
This guide explains briefly how to install and configure an RVON-C card in a Cronus system. It contains the following
sections
1.
Install the front card and the back card into Cronus.
2.
Connect Ethernet
3.
Connect to Cronus frame in AZedit
4.
Configure the RVON-C card
5.
Configure the devices the card will connect with
6.
Begin Operation.
NOTE:
If you are connecting using Serial Pass-Through Port, See “RVON-C Card Serial Port Programming” on page 69.
Install Front and Back Cards in Cronus
When inserting the RVON-C card into Cronus, the following considerations need to be made:
•
Gently insert the RVON-C card into the correct slot. If the card is forced or twisted while inserting, a pin on the
backplane could short or break causing the card to become inoperable.
•
When inserting the RVON-C card into Cronus, be sure to insert it into a compatible back card. If the card is
inserted into an incompatible back card, undesirable results can occur.
Plug in Ethernet
Verify there is an Ethernet connection from the RVON-C card (J2 Ethernet on the back of the Cronus) to the network.
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Launch AZedit and Connect to the Cronus Frame
NOTE:
You can connect to Cronus using Serial, USB, or Network Connections. The following instructions show how to
connect using a Network connection. For more information on configuring the network connection for the
Cronus, see page 27.
To connect to the Cronus system from AZedit, do the following:
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1.
From the Options menu, select Communications.
The Communications screen appears.
2.
Verify that Network is selected.
3.
Press the browse button next to the Main IP Address field.
The Available Intercoms screen appears.
4.
Highlight Cronus in the Intercoms window and click OK.
5.
Click OK when the Configuration Change message appears.
You will now see CRONUS in the lower right hand corner of the AZedit application.
Configure the RVON-C Card
Once you have a connection to Cronus, you are now ready to configure the RVON-C card within the Cronus system.
To configure the RVON-C card, do the following:
1.
From the Navigation bar at the bottom of the AZedit application, click the RVON button.
The RVON Configuration screen appears.
2.
From the RVON Card drop down list, select the slot in which the RVON-C card resides, if it is not already selected.
3.
In the IP Address field, enter the IP Address you have assigned to the RVON-C card.
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4.
In the Network Mask field, enter the Network Mask of the network to which the RVON-C card is connected.
5.
In the Default Gateway field, enter the Default Gateway Address (if applicable) of the network to which the RVONC card is connected.
A Default Gateway is only required if the RVON-C connections are between LANs or WANs.
Under Settings for Pass-Through Serial via Ethernet
6.
In the Target IP Address field, enter the Target IP Address of the device you want to connect to over the Ethernet.
7.
From the Serial Baud Rate drop down list, select the baud rate at which the data is transmitted.
Under Settings for Connected Devices
NOTE:
You MUST configure the channel settings on each end of a connection and ensure the same codec
and packet size are select at each end. Remember, the RVON-C card has different channels which
can be configured.
8.
In the RVON-C Channel drop down list, select the channel you want to use to communicate to another device across
the network.
9.
In the Device IP Address field, enter the IP Address of the device to which you want to connect.
10.
From the Device Type drop down list, select the type of device to which the RVON-C card is connecting.
11.
From the Device Channel drop down list, select the channel on the device to which the RVON-C card will
communicate.
12.
From the CODEC Type drop down list, select the CODEC type you want to use for this channel.
13.
From the Packet Size drop down list, select the size of each audio packet.
NOTE:
14.
A CODEC is an algorithm used to compress audio. There are 5 Codices supported by Telex:
G.711μs law, G.711A law, G.729AB, G.723 (5.3k), G.723 (6.3k). The type of CODEC will dictate
the quality of audio you hear and the network bandwidth used. The packet size determines how
much audio data is carried across the network in each transmitted packet. The CODEC type and
packet size chosen require different amounts of bandwidth from the network (See “Codec
Specifications” on page 75). As with the CODEC type, the packet size you choose for the audio
transfer will affect the audio you hear and the bandwidth you use over the network. The larger the
audio packet you choose to use, the lower the bandwidth used. However, the larger packet size can
result in a higher delay and longer gaps if the packet is lost. On the other had, smaller packet sizes
result in larger bandwidth use, but lower delays and smaller gaps if the packet is lost. The Intercom
System Engineer and the Network Administrator may want to work together in choosing the
CODEC type and packet size suitable for the size of the network, so degradation of network
resources does not happen.
Select Enable VAD (Voice Activity Detection), if you want to conserve bandwidth when the audio level is below a
given threshold.
NOTE:
Voice Activity Detection saves network bandwidth by stopping the flow of audio packets when
silence is detected. VAD is similar to VOX.
At this point you may choose another channel to configure or choose another card to configure.
15.
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Once you are completely finished, click Apply.
Apply sends all of the changes to all the cards in the intercom, or click Cancel to discard all changes you make.
Configure the Devices Connected to the RVON-C Card
See the device user manual for specific configuration instructions
Setting up a Serial Pass-Through Connection or Serial Connection
If you plan to pass data using either a Serial Pass-Through or Serial Connection you will need to set the DIP switches and
jumpers to reflect which connection you will want to use.
NOTE:
When making adjustments to the DIP switches and jumpers, you will need to take the front card out of the
Cronus.
To use the Serial Pass-Through, do the following:
1.
Set DIP Switch 6 to the OPEN position.
2.
Set the serial protocol, either RS232 or RS485:
•
•
3.
For RS232, jumper pins 2 & 3 of J10, J11, and J12
For RS485, jumper pins 1 & 2 of J10, J11, and J12
Once you have set the correct configurations, replace the RVON-C into Cronus and hook the DB-9 connector to the
RVON-C backcard.
To use the Serial connection, do the following:
1.
Set DIP Switch 6 to the CLOSED position.
2.
Set the serial protocol, either RS232 or RS485:
•
•
For RS232, jumper pins 2 & 3 of J10, J11, and J12
For RS485, jumper pins 1 & 2 of J10, J11, and J12
3.
Once you have set the correct configuration, replace the RVON-C into Cronus and hook the DB-9 connector to the
RVON-C backcard.
4.
Use Table 4, “Serial Command Table,” on page 73 to configure you RVON-C card.
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Appendix D
Breakout Panels
Breakout Panels provide a convenient way of expanding the
port capacity of a Cronus Intercom System. Currently, there
are three breakout panels for use with the Cronus MDR
backcard: XCP-32-DB9, XCP-48-RJ45, and XCP-48-Telco.
On the Cronus you can have up to four MDR backcards
mounted on the chassis to give you that many more keypanel
ports.
Pin
Number
Port
Function
Pin
Number
Port
Function
19
4
Audio from Matrix +
44
4
Audio from Matrix -
4
5
Data +
29
5
Data -
16
5
Audio to Matrix +
8
1
Data +
41
5
Audio to Matrix -
33
1
Data -
17
5
Audio from Matrix +
24
1
Audio to Matrix +
42
5
Audio from Matrix -
49
1
Audio to Matrix -
25
1
Audio from Matrix +
3
6
Data +
50
1
Audio from Matrix -
28
6
Data -
14
6
Audio to Matrix +
7
2
Data +
39
6
Audio to Matrix -
32
2
Data -
15
6
Audio from Matrix +
22
2
Audio to Matrix +
40
6
Audio from Matrix -
47
2
Audio to Matrix -
23
2
Audio from Matrix +
2
7
Data +
48
2
Audio from Matrix -
27
7
Data -
12
7
Audio to Matrix +
6
3
Data +
37
7
Audio to Matrix -
31
3
Data -
13
7
Audio from Matrix +
20
3
Audio to Matrix +
38
7
Audio from Matrix -
45
3
Audio to Matrix -
21
3
Audio from Matrix +
1
8
Data +
46
3
Audio from Matrix -
26
8
Data -
10
8
Audio to Matrix +
5
4
Data +
35
8
Audio to Matrix -
30
4
Data -
11
8
Audio from Matrix +
18
4
Audio to Matrix +
36
8
Audio from Matrix -
43
4
Audio to Matrix -
83
XCP-32-DB9 Breakout Panel
FIGURE 51.
XCP-32-DB9 Breakout Panel (part number 9000-7810-000)
The XCP-48-DB9 breakout panel is the newly created 32port DB9 breakout panel with MDR connecotr for the AIO16. It allows you to expand the number of DB-9 serial ports
on the Cronus.
NOTE:
When using the 32-port DB-9 breakout panel,
you must use the MDR backcard
Pin
Number
84
PORT
FUNCTION
8
1
Data +
33
1
Data -
24
1
Audio to Matrix +
49
1
Audio to Matrix -
25
1
Audio from Matrix +
50
1
Audio from Matrix -
7
2
Data +
32
2
Data -
22
2
Audio to Matrix +
47
2
Audio to Matrix -
23
2
Audio from Matrix +
48
2
Audio from Matrix -
6
3
Data +
31
3
Data -
20
3
Audio to Matrix +
45
3
Audio to Matrix -
21
3
Audio from Matrix +
46
3
Audio from Matrix -
5
4
Data +
Pin
Number
PORT
FUNCTION
30
4
Data -
18
4
Audio to Matrix +
43
4
Audio to Matrix -
19
4
Audio from Matrix +
44
4
Audio from Matrix -
4
5
Data +
29
5
Data -
16
5
Audio to Matrix +
41
5
Audio to Matrix -
17
5
Audio from Matrix +
42
5
Audio from Matrix -
3
6
Data +
28
6
Data -
14
6
Audio to Matrix +
39
6
Audio to Matrix -
15
6
Audio from Matrix +
40
6
Audio from Matrix -
2
7
Data +
27
7
Data -
12
7
Audio to Matrix +
37
7
Audio to Matrix -
13
7
Audio from Matrix +
38
7
Audio from Matrix -
Pin
Number
PORT
FUNCTION
1
8
Data +
26
8
Data -
10
8
Audio to Matrix +
35
8
Audio to Matrix -
11
8
Audio from Matrix +
36
8
Audio from Matrix -
NOTE:
There are 4 MDR connectors on the XCP-32DB9 Breakout Panel.
MDR Connector
Port
J1
1-8
J2
9-16
J3
17-24
J4
25-32
Pin
Description
Pin 1
Keypanel Data +
Pin 2
Keypanel Data -
Pin 3
GND
Pin 4
Audio to Matrix +
Pin 5
Audio to Matrix -
Pin 6
GND
Pin 7
Audio from Matrix -
Pin 8
Audio from Matrix +
Pin 9
GND
85
XCP-48-RJ45 Breakout Panel
FIGURE 52.
XCP-48-RJ45 Breakout Panel (part number 9000-7809-000)
Pin Number
The XCP-48-RJ45 is the newly created 48-port RJ45
breakout panel with MDR connector for the Cronus. It
allows you to expand the number of RJ-45 ports on the
ADAM system, up to 48 ports.
NOTE:
When using the 48-port RJ-45 breakout panel,
you must use the MDR backcard with the
Cronus.
Pin Number
86
Port
Port
Function
5
4
Data +
30
4
Data -
18
4
Audio to Matrix +
43
4
Audio to Matrix -
19
4
Audio from Matrix +
44
4
Audio from Matrix -
Function
8
1
Data +
4
5
Data +
33
1
Data -
29
5
Data -
24
1
Audio to Matrix +
16
5
Audio to Matrix +
49
1
Audio to Matrix -
41
5
Audio to Matrix -
25
1
Audio from Matrix +
17
5
Audio from Matrix +
50
1
Audio from Matrix -
42
5
Audio from Matrix -
7
2
Data +
3
6
Data +
32
2
Data -
28
6
Data -
22
2
Audio to Matrix +
14
6
Audio to Matrix +
47
2
Audio to Matrix -
39
6
Audio to Matrix -
23
2
Audio from Matrix +
15
6
Audio from Matrix +
48
2
Audio from Matrix -
40
6
Audio from Matrix -
6
3
Data +
2
7
Data +
31
3
Data -
27
7
Data -
20
3
Audio to Matrix +
12
7
Audio to Matrix +
45
3
Audio to Matrix -
37
7
Audio to Matrix -
21
3
Audio from Matrix +
13
7
Audio from Matrix +
46
3
Audio from Matrix -
38
7
Audio from Matrix -
Pin Number
Port
Function
1
8
Data +
26
8
Data -
10
8
Audio to Matrix +
35
8
Audio to Matrix -
11
8
Audio from Matrix +
36
8
Audio from Matrix -
NOTE:
There are 6 MDR Connector on the XCP-48
Telco Breakout
MDR Connector
port
J1
41-48
J2
33-40
J3
25-32
J4
17-24
J5
9-16
J6
1-8
Pin
Description
Pin 1
N/A
Pin 2
Keypanel Data -
Pin 3
Audio Out +
Pin 4
Audio In +
Pin 5
Audio In -
Pin 6
Audio Out -
Pin 7
Keypanel Data +
Pin 78
N/A
87
XCP-48-Telco Breakout Panel
FIGURE 53.
XCP-48-Telco Breakout Panel (part number 9000-7822-000)
The XCP-48-Telco is the newly created breakout panel with
MDR connector for the Cronus. It combines audio to matrix,
audio from matrix, and data pairs. It then routes them on
individual Telco connectors.
NOTE:
When using the XCP-48-Telco breakout panel,
you must use the MDR backcard with the
Cronus.
Pin Number
88
Port
Function
8
1
Data +
33
1
Data -
24
1
Audio to Matrix +
49
1
Audio to Matrix -
25
1
Audio from Matrix +
50
1
Audio from Matrix -
7
2
Data +
32
2
Data -
22
2
Audio to Matrix +
47
2
Audio to Matrix -
23
2
Audio from Matrix +
48
2
Audio from Matrix -
6
3
Data +
31
3
Data -
20
3
Audio to Matrix +
45
3
Audio to Matrix -
21
3
Audio from Matrix +
46
3
Audio from Matrix -
Pin Number
Port
Function
5
4
Data +
30
4
Data -
18
4
Audio to Matrix +
43
4
Audio to Matrix -
19
4
Audio from Matrix +
44
4
Audio from Matrix -
4
5
Data +
29
5
Data -
16
5
Audio to Matrix +
41
5
Audio to Matrix -
17
5
Audio from Matrix +
42
5
Audio from Matrix -
3
6
Data +
28
6
Data -
14
6
Audio to Matrix +
39
6
Audio to Matrix -
15
6
Audio from Matrix +
40
6
Audio from Matrix -
2
7
Data +
27
7
Data -
12
7
Audio to Matrix +
37
7
Audio to Matrix -
13
7
Audio from Matrix +
38
7
Audio from Matrix -
Pin Number
Port
Function
1
8
Data +
26
8
Data -
10
8
Audio to Matrix +
35
8
Audio to Matrix -
11
8
Audio from Matrix +
36
8
Audio from Matrix -
NOTE:
There are 6 MDR Connectors on the XCP-48TELCO Breakout Panel.
MDR Connector
port
J1
1-8
J2
9-16
J3
17-24
J4
25-32
J5
33-40
J6
41-48
Telco Backcard
Telco Connector J1, J4
Pin
Number
Port
Pin
Number
32
7
Audio to Matrix -
8
33
8
8
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
9
34
9
9
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
10
35
10
10
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
11
36
11
11
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
12
37
12
12
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
13
38
13
13
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
14
39
14
14
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
15
40
15
15
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
Port
Function
Function
1
26
1
1
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
16
41
16
16
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
2
27
2
2
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
17
42
17
17
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
3
28
3
3
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
18
43
18
18
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
4
29
4
4
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
19
44
19
19
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
5
30
5
5
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
20
45
20
20
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
6
31
6
6
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
21
46
21
21
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
7
7
Audio to Matrix +
22
47
22
22
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
Table 6. Telco
Backcard Connector (J1, J4)
Table 6. Telco
Backcard Connector (J1, J4)
89
Pin
Number
Port
Function
23
48
23
23
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
24
49
24
24
Audio to Matrix +
Audio to Matrix -
Table 6. Telco
90
Backcard Connector (J1, J4)
Appendix E
Cronus Master Controller Card
9030-7785-000
Legacy Master Controller Card Jumper Settings
FIGURE 54.
Legacy Master Controller Card
91
CONNECTOR
J3 & 4
DESCRIPTION
J Tag Connector and Flash Write Protect
J5
Cold Fire Test Mode
J30
+5 Volt Jumper
J33
44k / 48k mode select
J7
J Tag Mode
J8
DRAM reset in debug mode
J24 & J25
DSP Debug Ports
DEFAULT SETTING
Populate across pins 1 & 2 and 9 & 10
Populate across pins 1 & 2
Populate across pins 2 & 3
Populate across pins 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12
Notes
Notes
93
APPENDIX F
RVON Trunking Connections
In this chapter you will find the following drawings:
•
•
•
•
•
AZedit Via RVON-8 RS-232 Mode
CS9500 Trunking Via RVON-I/O To RVON-8
ADAM Trunking Via RVON-8
Zeus II Trunking Via RVON-I/O To RVON-C
Cronus Trunking Via RVON-I/O To RVON-8
95
96
Figure 7: AZedit Via RVON-8 RS-232 Mode
97
Figure 8: CS9500 Trunking Via RVON-I/O To RVON-8
98
Figure 9: ADAM Trunking Via RVON-8
99
Figure 10: Zeus II Trunking Via RVON-I/O to RVON-C
100
Figure 11: Cronus Trunking Via RVON-I/O To RVON-8
101
Figure 12: RVON-16 Trunking
102
Notes
103