User Guide IPL T PCS4 IPL T PCS4i

User Guide
IP Link®
IPL T PCS4
IPL T PCS4i
IP Link Power Control Interfaces
68-738-07 Rev. B
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Safety Instructions • English
This symbol is intended to alert the user of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature provided with the
equipment.
This symbol is intended to alert the user of the presence of uninsulated
dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may present a risk of
electric shock.
Warning
Power sources • This equipment should be operated only from the power source indicated on the product. This
equipment is intended to be used with a main power system with a grounded (neutral) conductor. The third
(grounding) pin is a safety feature, do not attempt to bypass or disable it.
Power disconnection • To remove power from the equipment safely, remove all power cords from the rear of
the equipment, or the desktop power module (if detachable), or from the power source receptacle (wall plug).
Power cord protection • Power cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be stepped on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them.
Caution
Servicing • Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. To prevent
the risk of shock, do not attempt to service this equipment yourself because opening or removing covers may
expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Retain Instructions • The safety instructions should be kept for future reference.
Slots and openings • If the equipment has slots or holes in the enclosure, these are provided to prevent
overheating of sensitive components inside. These openings must never be blocked by other objects.
Read Instructions • Read and understand all safety and operating instructions before using the equipment.
Follow Warnings • Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the equipment or in the user information.
Avoid Attachments • Do not use tools or attachments that are not recommended by the equipment
manufacturer because they may be hazardous.
Consignes de Sécurité • Français
Ce symbole sert à avertir l’utilisateur que la documentation fournie avec le
matériel contient des instructions importantes concernant l’exploitation et la
maintenance (réparation).
Ce symbole sert à avertir l’utilisateur de la présence dans le boîtier
de l’appareil de  tensions dangereuses non isolées posant des risques
d’électrocution.
Attention
Lithium battery • There is a danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace it only with the
same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer instructions.
Avertissement
Alimentations • Ne faire fonctionner ce matériel qu’avec la source d’alimentation indiquée sur l’appareil. Ce
matériel doit être utilisé avec une alimentation principale comportant un fil de terre (neutre). Le troisième
contact (de mise à la terre) constitue un dispositif de sécurité : n’essayez pas de la contourner ni de la
désactiver.
Déconnexion de l’alimentation• Pour mettre le matériel hors tension sans danger, déconnectez tous les
cordons d’alimentation de l’arrière de l’appareil ou du module d’alimentation de bureau (s’il est amovible) ou
encore de la prise secteur.
Protection du cordon d’alimentation • Acheminer les cordons d’alimentation de manière à ce que personne
ne risque de marcher dessus et à ce qu’ils ne soient pas écrasés ou pincés par des objets.
Conserver les instructions• Ranger les consignes de sécurité afin de pouvoir les consulter à l’avenir.
Réparation-maintenance • Faire exécuter toutes les interventions de réparation-maintenance par un
technicien qualifié. Aucun des éléments internes ne peut être réparé par l’utilisateur. Afin d’éviter tout danger
d’électrocution, l’utilisateur ne doit pas essayer de procéder lui-même à ces opérations car l’ouverture ou le
retrait des couvercles risquent de l’exposer à de hautes tensions et autres dangers.
Respecter les avertissements • Observer tous les avertissements et consignes marqués sur le matériel ou
présentés dans la documentation utilisateur.
Fentes et orifices • Si le boîtier de l’appareil comporte des fentes ou des orifices, ceux-ci servent à empêcher les
composants internes sensibles de surchauffer. Ces ouvertures ne doivent jamais être bloquées par des objets.
Eviter les pièces de fixation • Ne pas utiliser de pièces de fixation ni d’outils non recommandés par le
fabricant du matériel car cela risquerait de poser certains dangers.
Lithium Batterie • Il a danger d’explosion s’ll y a remplacment incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer uniquement
avec une batterie du meme type ou d’un ype equivalent recommande par le constructeur. Mettre au reut les
batteries usagees conformement aux instructions du fabricant.
Lire les instructions• Prendre connaissance de toutes les consignes de sécurité et d’exploitation avant
d’utiliser le matériel.
Sicherheitsanleitungen • Deutsch
Dieses Symbol soll dem Benutzer in der im Lieferumfang enthaltenen
Dokumentation besonders wichtige Hinweise zur Bedienung und Wartung
(Instandhaltung) geben.
Dieses Symbol soll den Benutzer darauf aufmerksam machen, daß im Inneren
des Gehäuses dieses Produktes gefährliche Spannungen, die nicht isoliert sind
und die einen elektrischen Schock verursachen können, herrschen.
Achtung
Lesen der Anleitungen • Bevor Sie das Gerät zum ersten Mal verwenden, sollten Sie alle Sicherheits-und
Bedienungsanleitungen genau durchlesen und verstehen.
Aufbewahren der Anleitungen • Die Hinweise zur elektrischen Sicherheit des Produktes sollten Sie
aufbewahren, damit Sie im Bedarfsfall darauf zurückgreifen können.
Befolgen der Warnhinweise • Befolgen Sie alle Warnhinweise und Anleitungen auf dem Gerät oder in der
Benutzerdokumentation.
Keine Zusatzgeräte • Verwenden Sie keine Werkzeuge oder Zusatzgeräte, die nicht ausdrücklich vom
Hersteller empfohlen wurden, da diese eine Gefahrenquelle darstellen können.
Instrucciones de seguridad • Español
Este símbolo se utiliza para advertir al usuario sobre instrucciones
importantes de operación y mantenimiento (o cambio de partes) que se
desean destacar en el contenido de la documentación suministrada con los
equipos.
Este símbolo se utiliza para advertir al usuario sobre la presencia de
elementos con voltaje peligroso sin protección aislante, que puedan
encontrarse dentro de la caja o alojamiento del producto, y que puedan
representar riesgo de electrocución.
Precaucion
Leer las instrucciones • Leer y analizar todas las instrucciones de operación y seguridad, antes de usar el
equipo.
Conservar las instrucciones • Conservar las instrucciones de seguridad para futura consulta.
Obedecer las advertencias • Todas las advertencias e instrucciones marcadas en el equipo o en la
documentación del usuario, deben ser obedecidas.
Vorsicht
Stromquellen • Dieses Gerät sollte nur über die auf dem Produkt angegebene Stromquelle betrieben werden.
Dieses Gerät wurde für eine Verwendung mit einer Hauptstromleitung mit einem geerdeten (neutralen) Leiter
konzipiert. Der dritte Kontakt ist für einen Erdanschluß, und stellt eine Sicherheitsfunktion dar. Diese sollte nicht
umgangen oder außer Betrieb gesetzt werden.
Stromunterbrechung • Um das Gerät auf sichere Weise vom Netz zu trennen, sollten Sie alle Netzkabel aus der
Rückseite des Gerätes, aus der externen Stomversorgung (falls dies möglich ist) oder aus der Wandsteckdose
ziehen.
Schutz des Netzkabels • Netzkabel sollten stets so verlegt werden, daß sie nicht im Weg liegen und niemand
darauf treten kann oder Objekte darauf- oder unmittelbar dagegengestellt werden können.
Wartung • Alle Wartungsmaßnahmen sollten nur von qualifiziertem Servicepersonal durchgeführt werden.
Die internen Komponenten des Gerätes sind wartungsfrei. Zur Vermeidung eines elektrischen Schocks
versuchen Sie in keinem Fall, dieses Gerät selbst öffnen, da beim Entfernen der Abdeckungen die Gefahr eines
elektrischen Schlags und/oder andere Gefahren bestehen.
Schlitze und Öffnungen • Wenn das Gerät Schlitze oder Löcher im Gehäuse aufweist, dienen diese zur
Vermeidung einer Überhitzung der empfindlichen Teile im Inneren. Diese Öffnungen dürfen niemals von
anderen Objekten blockiert werden.
Litium-Batterie • Explosionsgefahr, falls die Batterie nicht richtig ersetzt wird. Ersetzen Sie verbrauchte Batterien
nur durch den gleichen oder einen vergleichbaren Batterietyp, der auch vom Hersteller empfohlen wird.
Entsorgen Sie verbrauchte Batterien bitte gemäß den Herstelleranweisungen.
Advertencia
Alimentación eléctrica • Este equipo debe conectarse únicamente a la fuente/tipo de alimentación eléctrica
indicada en el mismo. La alimentación eléctrica de este equipo debe provenir de un sistema de distribución
general con conductor neutro a tierra. La tercera pata (puesta a tierra) es una medida de seguridad, no
puentearia ni eliminaria.
Desconexión de alimentación eléctrica • Para desconectar con seguridad la acometida de alimentación
eléctrica al equipo, desenchufar todos los cables de alimentación en el panel trasero del equipo, o desenchufar
el módulo de alimentación (si fuera independiente), o desenchufar el cable del receptáculo de la pared.
Protección del cables de alimentación • Los cables de alimentación eléctrica se deben instalar en lugares
donde no sean pisados ni apretados por objetos que se puedan apoyar sobre ellos.
Reparaciones/mantenimiento • Solicitar siempre los servicios técnicos de personal calificado. En el interior no
hay partes a las que el usuario deba acceder. Para evitar riesgo de electrocución, no intentar personalmente la
reparación/mantenimiento de este equipo, ya que al abrir o extraer las tapas puede quedar expuesto a voltajes
peligrosos u otros riesgos.
Ranuras y aberturas • Si el equipo posee ranuras o orificios en su caja/alojamiento, es para evitar el
sobrecalientamiento de componentes internos sensibles. Estas aberturas nunca se deben obstruir con otros
objetos.
Evitar el uso de accesorios • No usar herramientas o accesorios que no sean especificamente
recomendados por el fabricante, ya que podrian implicar riesgos.
Batería de litio • Existe riesgo de explosión si esta batería se coloca en la posición incorrecta. Cambiar esta
batería únicamente con el mismo tipo (o su equivalente) recomendado por el fabricante. Desachar las baterías
usadas siguiendo las instrucciones del fabricante.
安全须知 • 中文
警告
这个符号提示用户该设备用户手册中有重要的操作和维护说明。
这个符号警告用户该设备机壳内有暴露的危险电压,有触电危险。
注意
阅读说明书
保存说明书
遵守警告 •
避免追加 •
• 用户使用该设备前必须阅读并理解所有安全和使用说明。
• 用 户应保存安全说明书以备将来使用。
用户应遵守产品和用户指南上的所有安全和操作说明。
不要使用该产品厂商没有推荐的工具或追加设备,以避免危险。
电源 • 该设备只能使用产品上标明的电源。 设备必须使用有地线的供电系统供电。 第三条线(
地线)是安全设施,不能不用或跳过 。
拔掉电源 • 为安全地从设备拔掉电源,请拔掉所有设备后或桌面电源的电源线,或任何接到市电
系统的电源线。
电源线保护 • 妥善布线, 避免被踩踏,或重物挤压。
维护 • 所有维修必须由认证的维修人员进行。 设备内部没有用户可以更换的零件。为避免出现触
电危险不要自己试图打开设备盖子维修该设备。
通风孔 • 有些设备机壳上有通风槽或孔,它们是用来防止机内敏感元件过热。 不要用任何东西
挡住通风孔。
锂电池 • 不正确的更换电池会有爆炸的危险。必须使用与厂家推荐的相同或相近型号的电池。按
照生产厂的建议处理废弃电池。
FCC Class A Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15
of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1. This device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
The Class A limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment
is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which
case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
NOTE: This unit was tested with shielded cables on the peripheral devices. Shielded cables must be used with
the unit to ensure compliance with FCC emissions limits.
For more information on safety guidelines, regulatory compliances, EMI/EMF compliance, accessibility, and
related topics, click here.
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Conventions Used in this Guide
Notifications
In this user guide, the following are used:
WARNING: A warning warns of things or actions that might cause injury, death, or
other severe consequences.
CAUTION: A caution indicates a potential hazard to equipment or data.
NOTE: A note draws attention to important information.
TIP: A tip provides a suggestion to make working with the application easier.
Software Commands
Commands are written in the fonts shown here:
^AR Merge Scene,,Op1 scene 1,1 ^B 51 ^W^C
[01] R 0004 00300 00400 00800 00600 [02] 35 [17] [03]
E X! *X1&* X2)* X2#* X2! CE}
NOTE: For commands and examples of computer or device responses mentioned
in this guide, the character “0” is used for the number zero and “O”
represents the capital letter “o.”
Computer responses and directory paths that do not have variables are written in the font
shown here:
Reply from 208.132.180.48: bytes=32 times=2ms TTL=32
C:\Program Files\Extron
Variables are written in slanted form as shown here:
ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx —t
SOH R Data STX Command ETB ETX
Selectable items, such as menu names, menu options, buttons, tabs, and field names are
written in the font shown here:
From the File menu, select New.
Click the OK button.
Copyright
© 2011 Extron Electronics. All rights reserved.
Trademarks
All trademarks mentioned in this guide are the properties of their respective owners.
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Contents
Introduction............................................................ 1
About this Guide................................................. 1
About the IPL T PCS4........................................... 1
Features............................................................... 1
Application Diagrams........................................... 2
Installation and Rear Panels................................ 4
Installation Overview............................................ 4
Rear Panels.......................................................... 5
Setting Up the LAN Port....................................... 6
LAN Port Cabling............................................. 6
Configuring the LAN Port................................. 6
Connecting the Devices....................................... 6
Front Panel Features and Operation................. 8
Front Panel Features............................................. 8
Setting Up the System Using the Front Panel........ 9
Setting Up Power Control................................ 9
Setting Power Level Reference Thresholds........ 9
Grouping Receptacles.................................... 12
Front panel Security Lockout
(Executive Mode).......................................... 12
Resetting the Unit.............................................. 13
Mode 1.......................................................... 13
Mode 3.......................................................... 14
Mode 4.......................................................... 14
Mode 5.......................................................... 14
HTML Configuration and Control.................... 15
Configuring the Hardware................................. 15
Setting Up the Computer Using ARP.............. 15
Setting Up the Computer Using a Web
Browser........................................................ 17
Using the Embedded Web Pages........................ 21
Viewing the System Status............................. 22
Configuration................................................ 23
File Management........................................... 33
Custom Web Pages............................................ 35
Server Side Includes (SSIs)............................... 35
Query Strings................................................. 35
URL Encoding................................................ 37
A/V Device Power Control.................................. 39
Custom Web Pages........................................ 39
Accessing and Using Telnet (Port 23).............. 39
Troubleshooting................................................. 40
Power Connections........................................ 40
Network Connections.................................... 41
Downloading Global Configurator Software...... 42
SIS Programming and Control........................... 43
Host-to-Interface Communication...................... 43
Messages Initiated by the IPL T PCS4.............. 43
Password Information.................................... 44
Error Responses............................................. 44
Error Response References............................. 44
Using the Command and Response Table........... 45
Symbol Definitions............................................. 46
Command and Response Table for SIS
Commands....................................................... 49
Reference Material.............................................. 54
Specifications..................................................... 54
Part Numbers and Accessories............................ 56
Included Parts................................................ 56
Optional Accessories...................................... 56
Mounting the IPL T PCS4 Interface..................... 56
Tabletop Use.................................................. 56
Rack Mounting.............................................. 56
Under-desk Mounting.................................... 58
Glossary.................................................................. 59
IPL T PCS4 • Contents
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IPL T PCS4 • Contents
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Introduction
This section gives an overview of the IPL T PCS4 and IPL T PCS4i Power Control Interfaces
and describes their features. The following topics are covered:
•
About this Guide
•
About the IPL T PCS4
•
Features
•
Application Diagrams
About this Guide
This user guide contains information about the Extron IPL T PCS4 and IPL T PCS4i Power
Control Interfaces, including explanations of how to install, configure, and operate them.
Unless otherwise specified, “IPL T PCS4” and “PCS4” refer to both product versions
throughout this guide.
About the IPL T PCS4
The Extron IPL T PCS4 and IPL T PCS4i IP Link Power Control Interfaces are Ethernet-based
power management devices that can control power and schedule and monitor up to four
output devices via TCP/IP. The IPL T PCS4i is an international version, configured for 220 VAC
with IEC connectors.
The PCS4 can be a stand-alone control device or one of many nodes in a distributed control
system environment. It lets you remotely power on and off any attached device and to
individually sample and store device power levels. The PCS4 has its own web pages, stored
in flash memory within the device.
Features
•
Remotely powering devices on and off — Centralized management features such
as Telnet allow remote powering on and off of projectors, cameras, video conferencing
equipment, switchers, and other audio/video equipment.
•
Power level monitoring — Four 3-prong power output receptacles sense the power
level delivered. Each receptacle can sample and store power levels for a device operating
in full or standby mode.
•
Individual power threshold settings — User-defined power thresholds can be set
for each receptacle. Each threshold can be associated with one or more actions, such as
activation of the alarm relay, e-mail notification, and so on. When power exceeds or falls
below a stored threshold, the programmed actions are performed.
•
Power-up sequencing — Power-up sequencing eliminates power surges at start-up.
When the IPL T PCS4 restarts, the receptacles are powered on sequentially, separated
by a user-configurable delay. (The factory default delay time is 1 second.) The attached
devices are powered up in ascending order from receptacle 1 through 4.
NOTE: The IPL T PCS4 powers up only those devices that were previously powered
on when the restart occurred.
IPL T PCS4 • Introduction
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•
Grouping of receptacles — To support dual powered devices by controlling them
simultaneously, two or more receptacles can be grouped together. Grouping and
ungrouping can be done via the front panel, TCP ports using Simple Instruction Set
(SIS™) commands, or the internal web pages.
•
Detection device (alarm relay) — This relay on the rear panel can be connected to a
relay-controllable siren or other detection device, and can be programmed to react at
specified power level thresholds. The alarm relay can be configured for either normally
open or normally closed state, which activates the attached alarm device when power
drops or increases beyond a specified amount. E-mail messages can be generated based
on alarm relay conditions.
•
Internet communication — The PCS4 uses standard Ethernet and TCP/IP
communication protocols, including ARP (Address Resolution Protocol), DHCP (dynamic
host configuration protocol), TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol),
Telnet, and HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
•
Embedded web page serving — The IPL T PCS4 has 900 kB of internal flash memory
for storing user-customizable web pages and configuration settings. Nonproprietary
programming (HTML and JavaScript™) is available, as well as other programming
methods.
•
Security — Built-in multilevel security provides user control over access to devices
attached to the PCS4. Appropriate security is provided by password protection for
Administrator and User levels.
•
Mounting — The PCS4 can be placed on a tabletop (four rubber feet are provided
and can be attached). Optional hardware for mounting the unit under a desktop or
podium or on a rack shelf is not included, but can be ordered separately (see “Optional
Accessories” in the “Reference Material” section to order rack mounting kits).
Application Diagrams
The following application diagrams show examples of how devices can be connected to the
IPL T PCS4 in different environments.
TCP/IP
Network
N
LA
M
AR
AL
Alarm
AX
AM
Extron
IPL T PCS4
AD
L LO
10
TA
TO
0V
0-12
10A
10
0V
-12
100
0 Hz
50/6
Power Control with
Sensing Capabilities
E
VOLUM
T
IL
ADJUS
DETA
T
CONT
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BRIGH
R
COLO
TINT
RX
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LEARN
EM
7SC
SYST
NEXT DISPL
MENU
TER
TX
RX
COMPU
7
INPUT
AUDIO
DVD
PC
R
O
S-VIDE
L
VIDEO
ROOM
2
ROL
CONT
ROOM
1
MODE
DISP
PWR
1
Projector
DISP
MUTE
2
3
4
5
6
7
System 7SC
Switcher
Figure 1. Connection Diagram for IPL T PCS4 (14 AWG Power Cord Required in US)
IPL T PCS4 • Introduction
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TCP/IP
Network
N
LA
4
M
AR
AL
3
Alarm
2
AX
AM
1
AD
10
L LO
TA
TO
0V
0-24
10A
0V
-24
200
Extron
IPL T PCS4i
60
50/
20
Hz
Codec
Power Control with
Sensing Capabilities
Camera
Monitor
Projector
Figure 2. Connection Diagram for IPL T PCS4i
Extron
IPL T PCS4
Power Control with
Sensing Capabilities
IPL T PCS4
R
1
2
3
4
F
F
F
F
S
S
S
S
SET REFERENCE
FULL
STANDBY
IPL T PCS4
100
LINK
ACT
R
1
2
3
4
F
F
F
F
S
S
S
S
SET REFERENCE
FULL
STANDBY
100
LINK
ACT
Computer
DVD
VCR
Audio Amplifier
DSS
Cooling Fans
Figure 3. Illustration of an IPL T PCS4 in a Home Entertainment Center
IPL T PCS4 • Introduction
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Installation and
Rear Panels
This section contains installation and cabling instructions for the PCS4. The following topics
are discussed:
•
Installation Overview
•
Rear Panels
•
Setting Up the LAN Port
•
Connecting the Devices
Installation Overview
To install and set up an IPL T PCS4 interface, follow these steps:
1. Turn off all of the equipment. Make sure that the video sources (DSS, cable boxes, or
other devices), the IPL interface, the output devices (monitors, VCRs, projectors, and so
on), and the controller are all turned off and disconnected from the power source.
2. If desired, mount the PCS4 interface (see “Mounting the IPL T PCS4 Interface” in the
“Reference Material” section).
3. Plug the PCS4 power cord into an AC outlet. For the 120 VAC version, use the supplied
14 AWG IEC power cord (part number 27-407-01).
4. Connect an active LAN Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 port on the rear panel to establish a
link to the network.
5. Set up an IP address for the PCS4 (see “HTML Configuration and Control” or
“SIS Programming and Control”).
6. Plug the desired devices into the power receptacles on the PCS4 rear panel.
7. Press the front panel buttons to power on the receptacles.
8. Turn on the output devices.
9. Configure the PCS4 interface through the front panel, Telnet, or the web pages, then
access the unit using an Internet browser.
IPL T PCS4 • Installation and Rear Panel
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Rear Panels
100-120V
10A
1
2
3
4
S/N XXXXXXXXX E0000 0408
5
00-05-A6-XX-XX-XX
ALARM
100-120V
50/60 Hz
1
LAN
TOTAL LOAD 10A MAX
3
2
4
Figure 4. IPL T PCS4 Rear Panel (120 VAC)
200-240V
10A
1
2
3
4
S/N XXXXXXXXX E0000 0408
5
00-05-A6-XX-XX-XX
LAN
ALARM
200-240V
50/60 Hz
1
TOTAL LOAD 10A MAX
3
2
4
Figure 5. IPL T PCS4i Rear Panel (220 VAC)
a Power connector — Connect a power cord from the AC power supply to this male IEC
power input receptacle.
NOTE: For the IPL T PCS4, use the supplied 14 AWG IEC power cord (part
number 27‑407-01).
b Output receptacles — Connect power cords from up to four devices to these
three-prong female U. S. (IPL T PCS4) or IEC (IPL T PCS4i) power output receptacles.
c Alarm relay — Connect a relay-controllable detection device to this single-pole,
single-throw relay connector. (The default condition for this relay is normally open.)
d LAN connector and LEDs — An Ethernet connection can be used on an ongoing basis
to monitor and control the PCS4 (and the devices connected to it).
•
•
RJ-45 port — Plug a patch cable into this RJ‑45 female socket,
and connect the other end to a network switch, hub, router,
or PC.
Link LED — This green LED lights to indicate a good network
connection.
LAN
RJ-45
Port
Activity
Link
LED
Activity LED — This yellow LED blinks to indicate network
LED
activity.
e UID # label — Contains the unique User ID number (MAC address) of the unit (for
example, 00-05-A6-00-00-01).
•
IPL T PCS4 • Installation and Rear Panel
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Setting Up the LAN Port
LAN Port Cabling
•
For 10Base-T (10 Mbps) networks, use a Category 3 or better cable.
•
For 100Base-T networks, use a Category 5 cable.
•
Use a straight-through cable to connect to a switch, hub, or router.
•
Use a crossover cable to connect directly to a PC. Wire the connector as shown in the
tables below.
Crossover Cable
Pins:
12345678
Pin
End 1
Wire Color
Straight-through Cable
End 2
Wire Color
Pin
End 1
Wire Color
End 2
Wire Color
1 White-orange
White-green
1
White-orange
White-orange
2 Orange
Green
2
Orange
Orange
3 White-green
White-orange
3 White-green
White-green
4 Blue
Blue
4 Blue
Blue
5 White-blue
White-blue
5 White-blue
White-blue
6 Green
Orange
6
Green
Green
7 White-brown
White-brown
7 White-brown
White-brown
Insert Twisted
Pair Wires
8 Brown
Brown
8 Brown
Brown
RJ-45
Connector
A cable that is wired as T568A at one end
and T568B at the other (Tx and Rx pairs
reversed) is a "crossover" cable.
Figure 6.
T568A
T568B
T568B
T568B
A cable that is wired the same at both ends
is called a "straight-through" cable, because
no pin or pair assignments are swapped.
RJ-45 Connector Wiring
Configuring the LAN Port
You need to configure the LAN port before using it. You can configure the settings via either
SIS commands or the embedded web pages (see “HTML Configuration and Control” or
“SIS Programming and Control” for details).
LAN port factory defaults:
Link speed and duplex:
Auto Detect
Unit IP address:
192.168.254.254
Subnet Mask:
255.255.0.0
Gateway IP address:
0.0.0.0
DHCP:
Off
Connecting the Devices
Connect the cables to the rear panel as follows:
1. Plug the Ethernet cable from your network into the LAN port on the rear panel.
2. Plug the IPL T PCS4 power cord into a wall outlet. All front panel LEDs flash on briefly;
only the power and Ethernet LEDs remain lit. (No receptacle lights should remain lit.)
NOTE: A label covers the power receptacle on the IPL T PCS4 (US version),
reminding you that you must use the supplied 14 AWG power cord for the
PCS4 to function properly. Remove this label before connecting the power
cord to the unit.
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3. Plug the power cord of each device to be monitored into one of the receptacles on the
back panel of the PCS4.
4. If desired, connect a relay-controllable siren or other detection device to the Alarm relay
on the rear panel.
NOTE: The alarm relay cannot be set up from the front panel. You must use either
SIS commands or the web pages to configure it (see the Power receptacle
Monitoring and Alarm Functions SIS commands in the “SIS Programming
and Control” section).
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Front Panel
Features and
Operation
This section contains a description of the IPL T PCS4 and IPL T PCS4i front panel features
and instructions for setting up the PCS4 using the front panel. The following topics are
discussed:
•
Front Panel Features
•
Setting Up the System Using the Front Panel
•
Resetting the Unit
Front Panel Features
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7
IPL T PCS4
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7
6
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6
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3
F
F
F
F
S
S
S
S
SET REFERENCE
FULL
STANDBY
100
LINK
ACT
5
4
3
Figure 7. IPL T PCS4 and IPL T PCS4i Front Panel
a Power LED (green) — When this LED is lit, the PCS4 or PCS4i power control interface
is receiving power and is running. When the unit is being reset, this LED blinks the
appropriate number of times to indicate the reset mode that has been entered.
b Reset button (recessed) — Use the tip of a Phillips screwdriver or a pointed stylus to
press this recessed button to reset the unit in one of four Reset modes (see “Resetting
the Unit” for details on reset modes and on using this button).
c Power control buttons 1-4 — Press these buttons to switch power on and off to the
output receptacle with the corresponding number on the rear panel. These buttons are
also used, along with the Set Reference buttons (d), to set the Full and Standby power
thresholds.
d Set Reference (Power threshold) buttons — Press these buttons to set the indicator
LEDs for each receptacle to indicate whether the attached devices are operating at Full
or Standby power level.
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e LAN status LEDs — These three LEDs show the status of the Ethernet connection as
follows:
•
100 — When lit, indicates a 100 Mbps connection speed. Otherwise, the
connection speed is 10 Mbps.
•
Link — Indicates that the interface has an active network connection.
Act — (Activity) Blinks while data is being sent or received.
f Power LEDs (red) — (One for each receptacle) Indicate that power is being supplied to
the attached device.
g Power Management (threshold) LEDs — (Set of two for each receptacle) After the
power thresholds have been set, these LEDs indicate the status of the attached device as
follows:
•
•
F — Indicates that power is at or above the Full reference threshold.
•
S — Indicates that power is at or above the Standby reference threshold, and below
the Full threshold.
Setting Up the System Using the Front Panel
The PCS4 can be set up and operated by using:
•
The front panel controls
•
A computer or other device using an Ethernet connection and IP protocol (Telnet or a
web browser)
The following system setup procedures can be performed using the front panel, the
embedded web pages, or the SIS commands. Some settings can be adjusted only through
a host computer, either using SIS commands via Telnet or using the PCS4 embedded web
pages. For details on setup and control via Ethernet, see the “SIS Programming and
Control” or the “HTML Configuration and Control” section.
Setting Up Power Control
To set up control of power to the devices plugged into the PCS4 receptacles, do the
following for each device:
1. On the PCS4 front panel, press and release the power control button
for the receptacle into which the device is plugged.
The Power LED at the right of the button lights and remains
lit while the receptacle is powered on. It is unlit when the receptacle is powered off.
1
F
S
2. Power on the device, using its own power switch.
Power
LED
Setting Power Level Reference Thresholds
You can set the PCS4 to notify you when the power level of a connected device drops from
Full to Standby or to None. For each device, you can use front panel controls to set the
reference threshold (Full or Standby) at which a notification is triggered.
Until a threshold is set for a receptacle the first time, the status displayed for the receptacle
on the web page or given in response to SIS queries is Not Set. Once a threshold has been
set, the receptacle status defaults to None if all thresholds are cleared (see “None and Not
Set thresholds,” later in this section, for more information).
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There are two common types of power for electronic devices: soft and hard.
•
Soft power devices normally have three power states: On, Standby, and Off. Such
devices include projectors, DVD players, and VCRs.
Example: On soft power devices, the Standby mode allows the unit to be powered
to its Full power mode via RS-232 commands or a remote. Pressing a PCS4 receptacle
button to Off when the receptacle is connected to a device that supports Standby power
causes the device to power off.
•
Hard power devices normally have two power states: On and Off. These devices
include Extron switchers and interfaces.
Example: On Extron switchers, there is no power button or Standby condition, and the
unit power can be set only to On and Off from the PCS4 front panel. Therefore, when
the power is on, it is at Full power, and can be set for Full reference threshold.
The Full and Standby reference thresholds must be configured with the device attached to
the PCS4 receptacle. The thresholds must be set in the correct order, with Full being set
first. Follow these steps to set the threshold for each device, using the front panel. (These
thresholds also can be configured using the web pages or SIS commands.)
NOTE: The Full threshold must be set first. If Standby is set first, the Standby reference
setting is removed by the setting of the Full reference threshold.
1. Connect a device to a power output receptacle on the IPL T PCS4. Make a note of the
receptacle number to which you connected it (1 through 4).
2. Press the corresponding front panel button to activate the receptacle. Check to ensure
that the Power LED for the receptacle is lit.
Setting the Full power threshold
1. Power on the attached device.
SET REFERENCE
FULL
STANDBY
2. Press and hold the Full button on the PCS4 front panel (shown at right).
3. While holding the Full button, press and release the button for the
receptacle into which the device is plugged. Both the F (Full) LED and the
S (Standby) LED for the selected receptacle blink twice. Only the Full LED remains lit.
1
Full
LED
F
S
Receptacle Button
4. Release the Full button. The Full threshold for the receptacle is now set.
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Setting the Standby power threshold
SET REFERENCE
FULL
STANDBY
1. Power off the attached device.
2. Press and hold the Standby button (shown at right).
3. While holding down the Standby button, press and release the
receptacle button for the same device for which you set the Full
threshold. The Standby LED for the selected receptacle blinks twice and remains lit.
1
Standby
LED
F
S
Receptacle Button
4. Release the Standby button.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 9 for any other receptacles to which you have connected devices
to be controlled through the PCS4.
NOTE: Settings that are made via the front panel for power output receptacles
and reference thresholds take approximately two minutes to be stored in
memory. If you recycle power too soon after settings have been made, the
settings are lost.
These threshold settings are preserved if the PCS4 AC power is recycled or if power is
removed from an attached device. For example:
If the receptacle
is set to...
And the power level...
The receptacle...
Full
drops below the stored threshold
F (Full) led shuts off, and the
S (Standby) LED lights.
Standby
drops below the stored Standby
threshold
S LED shuts off.
exceeds the stored Standby threshold F LED lights.
To indicate that the configuration has been saved, both the Standby LED and the Full LED
light and remain lit when those thresholds are selected.
None and Not Set thresholds
When a Full or Standby reference threshold has been set for a receptacle at some time, and
neither threshold is detected, a threshold status of None appears on the web page or can
be the response to SIS queries. None also appears if the receptacle is powered off. The None
threshold is a state that is detected; it cannot be set manually.
If a receptacle has never been set to a Full or Standby reference threshold, its threshold
status is shown as Not Set on the web page and in response to SIS queries. Not Set is the
default setting for reference thresholds.
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Clearing thresholds
To remove the reference threshold settings from any receptacle:
1. Shut off power to the receptacle that you want to clear by pressing its button on the
front panel. The red LED to the right of the button shuts off.
2. Press and hold the Standby or Full button while pressing and releasing the receptacle
button. All three receptacle LEDs flash twice, indicating that the settings have been
cleared.
3. Release the Standby or Full button that you were holding.
If desired, you can now turn power to the receptacle on again by pressing its button.
Grouping Receptacles
Two or more power receptacles can be grouped so that both their connected devices can be
controlled simultaneously. To group receptacles using the front panel, follow these steps for
each receptacle:
1. Place the receptacle in configuration mode by pressing and holding its receptacle button
for 2 seconds. The green Power LED on the front panel flashes continually, indicating
that the unit is in configuration mode.
2. Press each receptacle button repeatedly to cycle through the available group selections,
indicated by the LEDs beside the button, until you arrive at the setting you want for the
receptacle:
•
No LEDs lit — No groups (The receptacle will not be part of any grouping.)
•
S LED lit — Group 1
•
F LED lit — Group 2
•
Red (power) LED lit — Group 3
3. Press either the Standby or the Full button to exit configuration mode.
Ungrouping receptacles
To remove a receptacle from a grouping:
1. Place the receptacle in configuration mode by pressing and holding its button for two
seconds, until the green power LED flashes continually.
2. Press the receptacle button repeatedly until none of its LEDs are lit (indicating no
groups).
3. Press the Standby or Full button to exit configuration mode.
Front panel Security Lockout (Executive Mode)
When the PCS4 is in executive mode, it does not accept commands from the front panel. If
any button is pressed while the unit is in executive mode, the Power LED flashes three times,
indicating that the input from the front panel is not being accepted.
To enter or exit executive mode, press and hold the Standby and Full buttons simultaneously
for 2 seconds. The front panel Power LED flashes three times to indicate that the mode has
been switched.
NOTE: If power to the PCS4 is recycled while the unit is in executive mode, the PCS4
remains in executive mode.
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Resetting the Unit
There are four ways to reset the PCS4 unit (called modes 1, 3, 4, and 5 for the sake of
comparison with other Extron IPL products). Reset the unit by pressing the Reset button
on the front panel (see “Front Panel Features” for the button location). This button is
recessed; it can be accessed with a pointed stylus, ballpoint pen, or small Phillips screwdriver.
CAUTION: The reset modes described on the following pages break all TCP/IP
connections by closing all sockets to the unit.
IPL
T
PC
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F
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1
F
S
2
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3
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F
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Recessed Reset Button
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Figure 8. Reset Button
CAUTION: Review the reset modes carefully. Use of the wrong reset mode may result in
unintended loss of flash memory programming or a unit reboot.
NOTES: • If the Reset button is continually held in, the LEDs pulse (blink) every
3 seconds, and the PCS4 is put in a different mode, corresponding to the
underscored notes in modes 3 through 5. The mode 5 LED blinks three times,
the third blink indicating that it is the last mode.
• The reset modes are separate functions, not a progression from mode 1 to
mode 5.
Mode 1
Activation
Hold in the Reset button while applying power to the unit.
Result
Returns the unit to the default base firmware that was shipped
with the PCS4 from the factory. Event scripting does not start when
the unit is powered on in this mode. Purpose and notes
Use mode 1 to remove a version of firmware if incompatibility
issues arise. All user files and settings are maintained. User web
pages may not work correctly if you are using an earlier firmware
version.
NOTE: After a mode 1 reset, the factory-installed firmware version remains in effect
only until the unit is powered off. After a power cycle, the PCS4 returns to the
firmware that was installed prior to the mode 1 reset.
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Mode 3
Activation
Hold the Reset button in until the Power LED blinks once
(approximately 3 seconds). Release it, then immediately press it
again momentarily (for less than 1 second).
NOTE: Nothing happens if the momentary press does not
occur within 1 second.
Result
Turns events on or off, depending on their current state. During
resetting, the reset LED flashes two times if events are starting and
three times if events are stopping.
Purpose and notes
This mode is used for troubleshooting.
Activation
Hold the Reset button in until the Power LED blinks twice
(approximately 6 seconds). Release it, then immediately press it
again momentarily (for less than 1 second). The Power LED blinks
four times in quick succession, confirming a mode 4 reset.
Mode 4
NOTE: Nothing happens if the momentary press does not
occur within 1 second.
Result
Reset mode 4 does the following:
• Enables ARP program capability.
• Sets the IP address back to factory IP settings.
• Sets the subnet mask back to factory default.
• Sets the gateway address back to factory default.
• Sets port mapping back to factory default.
• Turns DHCP off.
• Turns events off.
Purpose and notes
Mode 4 enables you to set IP address information using ARP and
the MAC address.
Activation
Hold in the Reset button until the Power LED blinks three times
(approximately 9 seconds). Release it, then immediately press it
again momentarily (for less than 1 second). The power LED blinks
four times in quick succession, confirming a mode 5 reset.
Mode 5
NOTE: Nothing happens if the momentary press does not occur
within 1 second.
Result
Performs a complete reset to factory defaults (except for the
firmware).
Purpose and notes
Mode 5 is useful if you want to start over with control software
configuration and to replace events.
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HTML
Configuration and
Control
The IPL T PCS4 must be configured before use, or it cannot control other devices. In addition
to using the buttons on the PCS4 front panel, you can configure and control the PCS4 via
any computer attached to a LAN by using the embedded web pages or SIS commands. This
section describes the web pages and provides instructions for using them to configure the
IPL T PCS4 series interfaces. Topics include:
•
Configuring the Hardware
•
Using the Embedded Web Pages
•
Custom Web Pages
•
A/V Device Power Control
Configuring the Hardware
To function together, both the computer and the PCS4 must be configured correctly. The
computer must be network-capable with the proper protocols, and the PCS4 must be set
up so it can be connected to a LAN (local area network). Note that some settings can be
configured only via Internet protocol.
For your computer to communicate with the PCS4, it must be equipped with an network
interface card and an HTML browser. To allow your computer to work with Extron Ethernetcontrolled products, the TCP/IP protocol must be installed and properly configured.
Setting Up the Computer Using ARP
The Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) command provides a quick way to set up an IP
address for the PCS4, using your computer. The ARP commands tell your computer to
associate the PCS4 Media Access Control (MAC) address with an IP address that you assign.
After entering the ARP command, enter a ping command to access the PCS4 at its new
address to confirm the address has been successfully changed.
1. Obtain a valid IP address for your PCS4 from your network administrator.
2. Obtain the PCS4 MAC address (UID#) from the label on its rear panel. The MAC address
should have the following format:
00-05-A6-xx-xx-xx
where x can be a letter or a number.
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3. If the PCS4 has never been configured and is still set for factory defaults, skip to step 4.
If not, perform a mode 4 system reset to restore the factory-set values (see “Resetting
the Unit” in the “Front Panel Features and Operations” section for the resetting
procedure).
NOTE: The PCS4 must be configured with the factory default IP address
(192.168.254.254) before you execute the ARP command, as described
below.
4. On the computer, access the command prompt, then enter arp -s, the desired new IP
address for the PCS4, a space, and finally the PCS4 MAC address (taken from the label
on the rear panel). For example:
arp -s 10.13.170.15 00-05-A6-00-0A-90
A space must separate arp from the hyphen (-).
Figure 9.
ARP-S Command Screen
NOTE: After the arp -s command is issued, the PCS4 changes to the new address
and starts responding to ping requests, as described in the next step.
5. To verify that the new address has been set, execute a ping command by entering ping,
followed by the new IP address, at the command prompt.
NOTE: Ping is a utility or diagnostic tool that tests network connections. It is used to
determine if the host has an operating connection and is able to exchange
information with another host.
Example:
ping 10.13.170.15
Ping is a utility or diagnostic tool that tests network connections. It is used to determine
if the host has an operating connection and is able to exchange information with
another host.
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The response should be the new IP address of the PCS4, as shown below.
Figure 10. Screen Showing the Ping Command
You can reconnect using either Telnet or a web browser to verify that the update was
successful.
6. After verifying that the IP address change was successful, issue the arp -d command at
the DOS prompt to remove the address from the ARP table. For example:
arp -d 10.13.170.15
A space must separate arp from the hyphen (-).
Setting Up the Computer Using a Web Browser
To set up the PCS4 using a web browser, you must temporarily configure the computer to
communicate with the interface. Then you can change the PCS4 default settings (IP address,
subnet mask, and [optionally] administrator name and password) in order to use the unit
on an intranet (LAN) or on the Internet (WAN). After you have set up the PCS4 for network
communication, you can reset the computer to its original network configuration.
IPL T PCS4 LAN port defaults:
•
PCS4 IP address: 192.168.254.254
•
Gateway IP address: 0.0.0.0
•
Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
•
DHCP: Off
•
Link speed and duplex level: Auto detected
If you use an existing Ethernet LAN intranet, your network administrator can provide you
with a unique IP address for the PCS4 or confirm whether you need to set up the PCS4 for
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to have an address assigned automatically
when you sign on.
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Setting up the computer for IP communication
Follow these steps to set up communication between your computer and the PCS4.
NOTE: The procedure and illustrations in this section are for Windows XP. For other
Windows versions, the screens may appear slightly different.
1. Open the Network Connections page as follows:
a. From the Start menu, select My Network Places.
b. From the Network Tasks left side-bar menu, select View Network connections.
2. Right-click Local Area Connection, then select Properties from the pop-up menu.
3. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and click the Properties button. If Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) is not on the list, it must be added (installed). See your Windows
user manual or the Windows online help system for information on how to install the
TCP/IP protocol.
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4. Write down your the current IP address of your computer and its subnet mask below.
You will need to restore these settings to the computer later.
If an IP address automatically has been selected, make a note of that. If not, write down
the following:
IP address:
__________________________
Subnet mask:
__________________________
5. Change the IP address of the computer temporarily so that it can communicate with the
PCS4.
a. Select the “Use the following IP address:” radio button.
b. Enter the following values as shown below:
IP address: 192.168.254.253
Subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
Default gateway: Blank or 0.0.0.0
(The temporary IP address differs from the PCS4 factory default by one digit.)
c. Click OK to save the changes, and exit the network setup.
d. Reboot the computer if required for the changes to become effective.
6. Plug one end of a Category 5, 6, or 6E Ethernet crossover cable into the Ethernet (LAN)
connector on the PCS4 rear panel (see “Setting Up the LAN Port” in the “Installation
and Rear Panel” section for information on the RJ‑45 LAN connector wiring). Plug the
other end of the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the computer.
NOTE: If you are using a network hub or switch between the computer and the
PCS4, use a straight-through Category 5 cable instead of a crossover cable.
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7. Set up the PCS4 IP address (see “Configuring the IPL T PCS4 using a web browser,”
later in this section, for the procedure).
After the PCS4 has been reconfigured, an Ethernet (intranet or Internet) connection can
subsequently be used to configure or control it.
NOTE: Both your computer and the PCS4 must be connected to the same LAN.
Alternatively, you may use a crossover Ethernet cable to connect the
interface directly to your computer Ethernet card.
8. After setting the PCS4 IP address, restore the previous IP configuration of the computer
by following steps 1, 2, 3, and 5 but using the original IP address settings that you wrote
down in step 4.
Configuring the IPL T PCS4 using a web browser
The default web pages that are preloaded on the PCS4 are compatible with popular web
browsers such as Internet Explorer (version 5.5 or higher).
NOTE: The following instructions assume that you have already configured the
Windows-based computer, connected it to the PCS4 LAN port, and powered on
the interface.
1. Obtain a valid IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address for the PCS4 from your
network administrator.
2. Launch a web browser (such as Internet Explorer) on the connected computer (for
which you set up the network configuration earlier), and enter the PCS4 default
address, http://192.168.254.254, in the address box. The PCS4 default web page is
displayed.
3. Select the Configuration tab, then select System Settings from the side bar menu
on the left of the screen. A configuration System Settings web page appears. A typical
settings screen is shown below.
Figure 11. Example of a Default System Settings Page
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4. IP, gateway, and subnet mask addresses follow standard naming and numbering
conventions and protocol (nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn). The IP network administrator should
provide the addresses to be used with this interface.
Enter the new IP address assigned for the PCS4, the corresponding subnet mask, and
gateway address, then click Submit.
The PCS4 takes approximately 2 minutes to store the new settings. After the IP address
is changed, your computer loses communication with the PCS4 and a screen appears,
indicating that the page cannot be displayed.
5. Close the browser.
6. After changing the PCS4 IP settings, change your computer TCP/IP settings back to their
original configuration, and reboot if necessary. You are now able to access the PCS4
web pages to configure the front panel.
Using the Embedded Web Pages
The PCS4 features an embedded web server, which includes factory set web pages. These
pages can be replaced with user-designed files, but the default web pages provide many
basic features for monitoring, configuring, and controlling the PCS4 via a web browser. This
section provides an overview of the embedded web pages.
To access the embedded web pages:
1. Launch a web browser (for example, Internet Explorer®) on your connected computer.
2. On the browser Address line, enter the PCS4 IP address. If a password has been set, the
Enter Network Password dialog box opens.
If no password has been set, the PCS4 web page opens, displaying the System Status
page. Skip steps 3 and 4.
3. In the User Name field on the password window, enter text of your choice, or leave the
User Name field blank.
Figure 12. Password Prompt Window
4. Enter the administrator password in the Password field, and click OK. The PCS4 web
page is displayed.
NOTES: • Passwords must contain 4 to 12 alphanumeric characters. Symbols and
spaces are not allowed, and the passwords are case sensitive.
• Administrators have access to all of the web pages and are able to make
changes to settings. Users can access only the System Status page.
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Viewing the System Status
The System Status web page, accessed by clicking the Status tab, provides information
on the current settings. Changes must be made via the Configuration web pages or SIS
commands (see the “SIS Programming and Control” section). Personnel who have user
access can view this page but cannot access the Configuration or File Management pages to
make changes.
The following figure shows an IPL T PCS4 System Status web page.
Figure 13.System Status Web Page
The System Status page displays information in the following categories:
•
System Description: Includes product model, a brief description, part number, and
firmware version, plus the current date and time.
•
IP Settings: Displays the unit name, IP address, MAC address, and all other current IP
settings.
•
AC Receptacles: For each receptacle, shows whether the receptacle is turned on or off;
the current power level threshold setting (Full, Standby, Not Set, or None); whether the
receptacle is part of a group; and the alarm state.
•
Current Schedule: Shows the day of the week and the time that any receptacle has
been scheduled to power on and off.
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Configuration
There are seven Configuration web pages, which only administrators can access. They are
listed in the side-bar menu at the left of the Configuration screen. The following sections
discuss the tasks that you can perform on these screens.
Specifying system settings
On the System Settings screen, you can set the date and time, and change the IP address
information for the PCS4. To change the available system settings:
Figure 14.System Settings Screen on the Configuration Tab
1. On the Configuration page, select System Settings from the side-bar menu at the left
edge of the screen. The System Settings screen appears, displaying either the factory
default information for your PCS4, or the settings submitted most recently.
2. Enter your new information in the IP Settings section or select the date and time from
the menus in the Date/Time Settings section.
IP settings
The following settings are available in the IP Settings section:
•
Unit Name: The default is the product name followed by the last six digits of
the MAC address. You can give the unit a new name (such as LightsOn&Off or
BoardroomA-PCS4) consisting of up to 24 alphanumeric characters including the
hyphen (-).
NOTE: The first character must be an alpha character, and the last character cannot
be a hyphen. The unit name is not case-sensitive.
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DHCP: DHCP is a communications protocol that assigns addresses on the local network
automatically. Select the On or Off radio button to enable or disable DHCP.
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IP Address: You can enter a new network address consisting of four sets of up to three
digits, separated by periods (nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn).
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Gateway IP Address: A gateway is a device that connects your network with others
that may be using different, incompatible communications protocols. You can enter your
gateway address (obtained from your network administrator), using the same format
that is used for the IP Address. (If there is no gateway, this field defaults to 0.0.0.0.)
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Subnet mask: The subnet mask is used to split IP networks into a series of subgroups
(subnets). The mask is a binary pattern that is matched up with the IP address to turn
part of the host ID address field into a field for subnets. You can enter a new subnet
mask address using the same format that is used for the IP Address.
Date and time settings
The following settings are available in the Date/Time Settings section.
NOTE: This section lets you set the date and time on your PCS4 unit. However,
the passage of time is not reflected in the Date and Time fields on the web
page. The screen continues to display the settings you entered and does not
increment them as time passes. However, the PCS4 itself continues to keep
the correct time internally, enabling you to schedule power on and off for
the receptacles.
•
Date: Select month, day, and year from the pull-down menus.
•
Time: Select hours, minutes, and AM or PM from the pull-down menus.
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Zone: From the pull-down menu, select the time zone for the PCS4 location (number of
hours offset from Greenwich mean time).
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Daylight Savings: Daylight savings time (DST) is a one-hour offset that is observed in
some countries. You can select a radio button to set the PCS4 for daylight savings time
for the US, Europe, or Brazil; or select Off to disable it.
The following daylight savings periods are observed:
•
US — Starts the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November.
•
Europe — Starts the last Sunday in March and ends the last Sunday in October.
•
Brazil — Starts the third Sunday in October and ends the third Sunday in February.
(Equatorial Brazil does not observe DST.)
3. When you have made all the desired changes in one section, click the Submit button at
the bottom of the section. The new IP settings are displayed at the right of the fields in
which you entered them. The new date and time settings are displayed in the fields in
which you entered or selected them.
4. Follow steps 2 and 3 to make changes in the other section, if desired.
Clicking Cancel in either section restores the previous settings, if the values you entered
have not been submitted.
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Assigning passwords
The Passwords screen allows you to assign passwords to the administrator and user access
levels. The administrator password gives access to all IPL T PCS4 web pages, enabling the
administrator to configure the PCS4.
The user password provides access only to the System Status web page. If you are logged in
as user, you see only the Status tab with the System Status screen. You cannot make any
configuration changes.
To assign passwords:
1. On the Configuration page, select Passwords from the side-bar menu.
2. Enter the new administrator password in the Administrator Password field.
NOTE: Passwords must contain 4 to 12 alphanumeric characters. Symbols and
spaces are not allowed, and the passwords are case sensitive.
3. In the Re-enter Admin Password field, enter the same password again to confirm it.
4. If you want to assign a user password, enter it in the User Password field.
NOTE: You cannot assign a User password unless an administrator password has
either been assigned or is being assigned at the same time.
5. Reenter the same user password in the Re-enter User Password field.
Figure 15. Passwords Screen with Administrator and User Passwords Entered
6. Click Submit to set the passwords.
Removing passwords
To remove a password:
1. On the Configuration page, select Passwords from the sidebar menu.
2. In the Administrator Password, the User Password, or both fields, delete the
characters that are there, and press the <Spacebar> on your computer keyboard to
enter a space.
3. Repeat step 2 in the Re-enter Admin Password, the Re-enter User Password, or
both fields.
4. Click Submit.
NOTE: Deleting the administrator password also deletes the user password.
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Entering e-mail addresses for alerts
If you have created scheduled events or monitoring tasks on the PCS4, you can write an
e-mail alert with a message corresponding to that event or task (for example, a change in
power level for one of the attached devices). The e-mail alert can notify up to 48 recipients
at one time; the Email Alerts screen lets you enter up to 48 e-mail addresses.
Figure 16.E-mail Alerts Screen (Upper Portion)
To edit notification e-mail addresses:
1. On the side-bar menu on the Configuration tab, click Email Alerts.
2. On the Email Alerts screen, click the Edit button located to the right of the Mail IP
Address and Domain Name fields. The screen goes into Edit mode, and the Edit button
changes to Save.
3. Enter your mail server IP address and your domain name in the appropriate fields (this
information is available from your network administrator).
4. Click Save to save the information.
5. Click the Edit button at the end of the first address row in which you want to enter a
new address or edit the existing one. The Edit button changes to Save (see figure 16).
6. Enter the e-mail address of the alert recipient in the numbered box in the Email
Address column.
7. In the File Name column, enter the name (seven characters maximum) of the file
containing the alert message. The message file name must have the extension .eml.
NOTE: Due to the seven-character limit for full file names, it is recommended that
you use numeric file names (for example, 1.eml, 24.eml, and so forth).
Numeric titles reduce the characters in the file name and assist in keeping
the alert files organized. However, alphabetic titles are permitted.
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8. Click the Save button beside the file name that you entered. The e-mail alert
information is saved on the PCS4, and the Save button becomes Edit again.
9. Repeat steps 5 through 8 for each e-mail recipient address that you want to add or edit.
Upgrading firmware
The Firmware Upgrade screen lets you browse to locate and upload a new version of
firmware for your unit. The uploaded file must have the file extension .S19.
NOTE: The PCS4 .S19 file is not the same as the .S19 files of other products and is not
interchangeable with the firmware upgrade files of any other product.
Figure 17.Firmware Upgrade Screen
To upload a new version of firmware:
1. On the side-bar menu of the Configuration tab, click Firmware Upgrade. The
Firmware Upgrade screen is displayed, showing the version of firmware that is currently
loaded.
2. Click Browse to open a Windows file selection window.
3. On the file selection window, locate the new firmware version file on your server
and double-click it. (Firmware files must have the extension .S19.) The firmware file
name and path are displayed in the Current Firmware Version section on the Firmware
Upgrade screen.
4. Click Upload. When the firmware upgrade is complete, the Power LED on the unit
blinks three times.
NOTE: If you attempt to upload a file with an extension other than .S19, the PCS4
recognizes it as invalid and ignores it, reverting to the factory installed
firmware version.
Managing receptacles
On the Switching/Grouping screen, you can switch power on and off to each individual
receptacle, group the receptacles together, and power each group on and off. You can also
view the threshold settings (Full, Standby, None, or Not Set) indicating the device power level
at which the alarm relay will be activated for each receptacle.
NOTE: You cannot set the reference thresholds on this screen. This can be done only
from the IPL T PCS4 front panel or via SIS commands. See “Setting Power
Level Reference Thresholds” in the “Front Panel Features and Operation”
section or the “SIS Programming and Control” section for information on
setting thresholds from the front panel or via SIS commands.
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Figure 18.Switching/Grouping Screen
Switching power to receptacles on and off
To turn power to receptacles on and off:
1. On the Configuration tab, select Switching/Grouping from the side-bar menu.
2. In the Power column, select the On or Off radio button beside the number of each
receptacle that you want to switch. If you want to switch a group of receptacles, select
On or Off for one of the receptacles in that group (see Grouping receptacles, below).
3. Click Submit to put your changes into effect.
NOTE: If you turn power on by pressing the receptacle button on the front panel
while this screen is displayed, the screen does not change to reflect your
actions until you click Refresh.
Grouping receptacles
You may want to group two or more receptacles together to ensure that they are switched
on or off at the same time. You can create up to three groups. To group receptacles:
1. Locate the number of the first receptacle that you want to group.
2. In the Group Number column, select the radio button for the group number (1, 2, or 3)
to which you want to assign the receptacle.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the rest of the receptacles that you want to group with the first
one.
4. When you have made all desired grouping selections, click Submit.
NOTE: After receptacles have been grouped, any power selection that you make
for one of the grouped receptacles is also performed on the others in that
group when you click Submit.
If you do not want to group a receptacle with any others, select None for it.
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Monitoring the receptacles and setting the alarm
The Monitor screen on the Configuration tab lets you monitor each receptacle for any
change in its power or its reference threshold condition (full or standby power). You can also
configure the alarm relay and set up the alarm to sound, send an e-mail notification, or both
if any condition at a receptacle changes.
This screen is updated continually. In addition, you can update it by clicking Refresh.
Refresh also removes any settings that have been entered but have not been submitted,
and returns the entire screen to the settings that were saved previously.
Figure 19.Monitor Screen
To set up receptacle monitoring and configure the alarm, follow these steps:
1. On the side-bar menu on the Configuration tab, click Monitor.
2. In the Monitoring Settings, the Alarm Relay Settings section, or both, enter your
selections (described in the following sections).
3. When you are finished making selections in one section, click the Submit button at the
bottom of the section to implement your changes.
If you want to undo all the entries you made in this section, click Cancel instead of
Submit.
Monitoring Settings section
In this section, you can specify the following settings for each receptacle by making
selections in the row beside its number.
•
Enable: Select the check box in this column to initiate monitoring of the receptacle. If
this box is not checked, all the other fields in the row are unavailable for selection.
•
Condition: From the pull-down menu, select the condition that will be monitored.
Options include receptacle or device power on or off; Full, Standby, or None power
threshold levels; or any change in conditions at the receptacle.
•
Send E-mail: Enter an e-mail address to which the PCS4 will send a preconfigured
notification if the selected condition is met.
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•
Activate Relay: Select this check box to specify that the relay alarm will sound (activate)
if the selected condition is met. If this box is not selected, any changes you make to the
alarm relay settings are ignored.
•
Alarm status: Indicates whether or not the PCS4 has detected the condition that is
being monitored. This column can display the following:
•
Inactive — Appears when the receptacle is not being monitored, or the condition
being monitored has not been detected.
•
Active — Appears in red when the PCS4 detects the condition for which the
receptacle is being monitored. In addition, a Silence button appears at the right of
the status, and a pulsing red light icon appears by the number of the receptacle for
which the condition was met.
•
Silenced — Appears in red when you click the Silence button to clear the
monitored condition. In addition, the pulsing red light icon is replaced by an
exclamation point icon (!).
To reset the alarm status, deselect and reselect the Enable check box for the receptacle
being monitored, then click Submit. The Alarm Status column displays inactive again
and the ! icon is removed.
Alarm Relay Settings section
In this section, you can configure the alarm relay by making selections in the following fields.
NOTE:The Activate Relay check box must be selected for these settings to take
effect.
•
Initial State: Select Open or Closed from the pull-down menu for the initial state of the
alarm relay. (The default is Open.)
•
Action: From the pull-down menu, select the way in which the alarm will respond when
activated. This depends on the relay setting in the Initial State column.
•
Activate — Steady tone if the initial state of the relay is set to On. If the initial
state is set to Off, this option turns the alarm relay off.
•
Pulse — Alarm turns on for the selected duration of seconds, then stops.
•
Oscillate — The alarm is on for a specified duration of seconds, then off for a
specified period, producing an intermittent tone.
•
•
Duration (seconds): From the pull-down menus, select the length (in seconds) of the
alarm tone action selected in the Action section (Pulse or Oscillate only).
•
For Pulse, you can set the length of the single tone (On menu).
•
For Oscillate, you can set the length of the repeating tone (On menu) and the
amount of time between tones (Off menu).
Cancel Alarm when: From one of the following menus, select the condition that will
stop the alarm tone.
•
Condition Changes — Select the type of change in conditions that will make the
alarm stop sounding. (Selecting Manual specifies that the tone will not stop without
user intervention via the front panel, the powered device, or SIS commands.)
•
Duration — Select the number of minutes the alarm will continue to sound before
it shuts off.
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Scheduling power to receptacles
The Schedule screen on the Configuration tab lets you schedule when power to the
receptacles is turned on and off. You can schedule receptacles individually to turn on or
off at desired times, or you can select a group of receptacles to turn on or off at one time.
Clicking the Clear Schedule button deletes all schedules. You may want to set up your
schedule for a week at a time, or a day at a time.
To access the Schedule screen, click Schedule on the side-bar menu on the Configuration
screen.
Figure 20.Schedule Screen Showing Fields for Individual Receptacle Scheduling
Scheduling an individual receptacle
To schedule power on and off to an individual receptacle, follow these steps:
1. Locate the number of the receptacle that you want to schedule, and click On or Off in
the Power column beside it. A Set Schedule For section opens, displaying the selected
receptacle number, the power selection (On or Off), and menus from which to select
the hour, minute, and AM or PM. (Figure 20, above, shows the Schedule screen with a Set
Schedule For section displayed for receptacle 2, with power on at 1:00 pm Monday and
Thursday.)
2. From the pull-down menus, select the time (hour and minutes and AM or PM) at which
you want power turned on or off to the selected receptacle.
3. Select the check boxes for the days of the week you want the receptacle to be turned
on, off, or both at the time you specified.
4. When finished, click Set to save your settings for that receptacle.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for the remaining power schedule setting for the receptacle
you just scheduled, or for other receptacles that you want to schedule.
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Scheduling receptacles by day of the week
There are two types of schedules that you can set up for one day of the week. The two
setup procedures are described below.
All receptacles on and off:
Follow this procedure to select both the powering on and powering off times for all desired
receptacles on one day of the week.
1. Click on a day of the week at the top of a column in the scheduling table. Two Set
Schedule For sections open, one for Power On and one for Power Off. These sections
contain pull-down menus for selecting powering on and off times as well as check boxes
for selecting the receptacles you want to schedule.
Figure 21. Schedule Screen Showing Fields for Daily Receptacle Scheduling
2. In either the Power On or Off section, select the hours, minutes, and AM or PM from the
menus; and select the check boxes for the receptacles that you want to schedule.
3. In the section in which you made your selections, click Set to enter your choices. The
section closes.
4. If desired, repeat steps 2 and 3 in the other Set Schedule For section.
If you do not want to make selections in the remaining Set Schedule For section, click
Refresh to close the section.
NOTE: If you do not click Set before making any selections in the other field, the
second field selections override those that you entered in the first.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for any additional days that you want to schedule.
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One receptacle, power on or off:
Follow this procedure if you want to schedule only powering on or powering off of only one
receptacle on one day.
1. In the scheduling table, click on the time displayed or the - symbol in the cell beside On
or Off for the receptacle number that you want to set, in the column for the day you
want to schedule. A Set Schedule For section appears.
In the following illustration, the red box indicates the cell that was selected: receptacle 2,
powering off, on Tuesday.
Figure 22. Set Schedule For Field to Set Powering Off for a Single Receptacle
2. In the Set Schedule For section, select the hour, minutes, and AM or PM from the
drop-down menus.
3. Click Set to enter your settings. The time that you entered appears in the cell that you
selected on the Scheduling table.
File Management
The File Management web page allows you to upload and delete files from the server. File
names must contain valid alphanumeric characters and underscores; spaces and special
characters (symbols) are not allowed. Only personnel with administrator access can view
these pages and make changes.
Figure 23.File Management Screen with Two Files Uploaded
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Uploading files to the web page
The IPL T PCS4 has approximately 900 kbytes of space for user files to be uploaded. The
Bytes Left field shows how much space remains for uploading files.
To upload files:
1. Select the File Management tab on the IPL T PCS4 web page.
2. On the File Management screen, click Browse to open a Windows file selection window.
3. On the file selection window, locate and select a file to upload. (Only one file at a time
can be selected.) The file name and directory path appear in the Browse field on the File
Management screen.
4. Click Upload File while the file is uploading, the button label changes to
Uploading... .
When the uploading is complete, the uploaded file name appears in the Files list with a
time stamp showing GMT time, and the button returns to its original state. (Files are listed
separately under headings of their extensions.)
Adding a directory
To add a directory or folder to the IPL T PCS4 file system:
1. Enter a name for the directory in the Dir: field, following the slash (/).
2. Click Add Dir.
3. With the directory name displayed, perform the uploading files procedure described in
the previous section to add a file to the directory. The directory name appears at the top
of the Files column, preceded by a slash (/).
If no files are added to the new directory, it is deleted.
To add more files to the directory, click the directory name to open it, then use the uploading
files procedure. To exit the directory, click (root).
Other file management functions
On the File Management screen, you can also do the following:
•
Open and view an uploaded file by clicking on its name.
•
Delete an uploaded file by clicking the Delete button beside it.
•
Delete all uploaded files and directories by clicking the Delete All button.
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Custom Web Pages
On the PCS4, custom web pages are supported. You can determine the layout and
appearance of the pages displayed on your screen. Server side includes (SSIs) enable you to
obtain information from the unit and display the information on web pages. Query strings
allow you to send information and commands to the unit to change its configuration or
provide you with feedback. (See “Query Strings,” on the next page.)
Server Side Includes (SSIs)
Server sides includes are a type of HTML comment that directs the web server to dynamically
generate data for a web page whenever it is requested. SSIs typically use SIS commands to
communicate with the products or attached control devices. Using SSIs, you can design and
display custom pages, with PCS4 information provided by the SIS commands.
The basic format for an Extron SSI is:
<!—#echo var=”x”—>
where x is the SIS command to be executed.
When a web page is requested, the web server removes the SSI and replaces it with the
answer to the SIS command within quotes.
Server Side Include Using
the Host SIS command
SIS Command
<!--#echo var="
*type with no spaces
N
"-->
SIS command
to be processed
by the IP Link
Figure 24.Example of SSI Command
In the figure above, the N command is used to request the PCS4 part number.
Query Strings
A query string is the portion of a URL that appears after the question mark. The query string
contains parameters or instructions for the web server to execute. The basic format for a
query string within a link is:
<a href=”index.html?cmd=x”>Receptacle 1</a> where x is the SIS command to be executed.
When a link is accessed on a web page, the URL is passed to the web server to tell it which
web page to return to the browser. The portion of the URL after the question mark is the
query string, which contains the SIS command that the IPL T PCS4 will remove and execute.
Like SSI formatted commands, query strings can use any valid SIS command.
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The query string in the figure below turns off DHCP on the IP Link device.
URL with a Query String Using an SIS Command
SIS Command
<a href="index.html
HTML Code
for a Link
?
Starts
query string.
cmd=
W1*1PC|
">
Receptacle on
</a>
Tells web server
that SIS
command follows.
SIS Command
To Be Processed
by the IP Link
HTML Code
for a Link
Linked Text
Closes
link.
*Enter with no spaces.
Figure 25.Example of a Query String Command
Code example
The following figure shows a practical use for both SSIs and query strings. In this example,
the HTML source code contains three SSI commands.
<html>
<head><title>Example 1</title></head>
<h2 b>HTML Example #1</h2 b>
<body>
The following lines demonstrate how to read status from the IPLink Product:
IPLink Product Name: <b><!--#echo var="1I"--></b>
<br>
SSI
IPLink Product Description: <b><!--#echo var="2I"--></b>
commands
<br>
IPLink Product Part Number: <b><!--#echo var="N"--></b>
</body>
</html>
Figure 26.Web Page HTML Source Code Document Showing SSIs
The SSI commands in the figure above request the product name, product description, and
product part number of an IP Link device.
<html>
<head><title>Example 1</title></head>
<h2 b>HTML Example #1</h2 b>
<body>
The following lines demonstrate how to read status from the IPLink Product:
IPLink Product Name: <b>IPL T PCS4</b>
<br>
IPLink Product Description: <b>Four Switched 110v AC Receptacles with
Current Threshold Sensing</b>
<br>
IPLink Product Part Number: <b>60-544-07</b>
</body>
</html>
Figure 27.Resulting HTML Source Code Served by an IP Link web Server
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Notice, in the figure below, that the commands executed by the PCS4 in response to SSI
references have been replied to, and were implemented when the web page was served to
the browser.
Figure 28.Browser View of Previous HTML Source Code
URL Encoding
URL (Universal Resource Locator) encoding is a method of using ASCII hexadecimal
characters to display specific characters in a URL. It is used for several reasons. On some
operating systems, certain characters are unsafe or not available, and others are reserved by
the HTML or URL specification. URL encoding is used to insure compatibility and functionality
with most Internet browsers. As a general rule, use the hexadecimal encoding method
shown below when these characters appear in your URLs. The following types of characters do not require encoding in a URL:
alphanumerics
0-9 a-z A-Z
special characters
$__.+!*(),
reserved characters
;/?:@=&
When used for their reserved purposes, these
characters do not require encoding within a URL.
Figure 29.Characters that Do Not Require Encoding
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Reserved characters
Reserved characters should not be encoded when they appear in their conventional meaning
in a URL. For example, do not encode the slash (/) when using it as part of the URL syntax.
Only encode unsafe characters (defined in the table in the next section) in your URLs.
The following table lists reserved characters.
Characters
Hex
Dec
$
Dollar
24
36
&
Ampersand
26
38
+
Plus
2B
43
,
Comma
2C
44
/
Forward slash (virgule)
2F
47
:
Colon
3A
58
;
Semi-colon
3B
59
=
Equal
3D
61
?
Question mark
3F
63
@
“At” symbol
4O
64
Figure 30.Reserved Characters
Unsafe characters
URLs use some characters for “special use” in defining their syntax and these characters
should be encoded. For various reasons, these characters may possibly be misunderstood
within a URL. The following table lists unsafe characters.
Hex
Dec
Space
20
32
Quotation marks
22
34
<
“Less than” symbol
3C
60
>
“More than” symbol
3E
62
#
Pound
23
35
%
Percent
25
37
{
Left brace
7B
123
}
Right brace
7D
125
|
Vertical bar (pipe)
7C
124
\
Backslash
5C
92
^
Caret
5E
94
~
Tilde
7E
126
[
Left square bracket
5B
91
]
Right square bracket
5D
93
`
Grave accent
60
96
Characters
““
Figure 31.Unsafe Characters
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A/V Device Power Control
Power control of A/V devices may be accomplished once the PCS4 interface has been
connected and configured. These include web pages and Telnet.
Custom Web Pages
These pages can either be modified versions of the existing web pages, or new web pages
developed in the field.
Web page development can be done with a web site development tool such as FrontPage
or Dreamweaver. Custom web pages can be loaded using the embedded File Management
web page (see “File Management,” earlier in this section).
Accessing and Using Telnet (Port 23)
Telnet, short for Telecommunications Network, provides a way for you to connect to a
computer or server (in this case, the PCS4 interface) on a network. Once connected via
Telnet, you can send ASCII serial commands (see the “Command and Response Table for
SIS Commands” in the “SIS Programming and Control” section) to configure and monitor
the PCS4 settings.
1. Click Start, then Run, then enter Telnet, and click OK. The Telnet program starts (see
figure 32, below).
Figure 32. Telnet Command Prompt
2. At the command prompt, enter open.
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3. At the <to> prompt, enter the IP address of the PCS4 unit. (The default IP address is
192.168.254.254. If the address was changed in the setup or configuration process,
use the new address.) Telnet defaults to port 23.
Figure 33. Connecting to the IP Address
4. If passwords were set up for the connected system, you are prompted to log in as an
administrator or a user. Otherwise, the system responds with a carriage return and line
feed (<cr/lf>).
5. Once you are connected, you can enter SIS commands as desired.
6. When you are finished entering commands to the interface, press < Ctrl + ] > at the
command prompt to exit Telnet.
Troubleshooting
Turn on the equipment in the following order:
1. The PCS4 power control interface
2. The power receptacles on the PCS4
3. The connected output devices
If the output A/V device cannot be powered on, check the following:
Power Connections
1. Make sure that the receptacle for each device is receiving power. The red Power LED of
the receptacle lights if the receptacle is powered on. If necessary, press the receptacle
button to apply power.
2. Ensure that all devices are plugged in properly to the rear panel of the PCS4 and
switched on if applicable.
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Network Connections
1. Check the network connections and make adjustments as needed. The Link LED is
solid green if a network connection is detected. The yellow ACT LED blinks if there is
activity on the network. If these LEDs are not lit, either the cable is faulty or not plugged
in, or the wrong type of cable is being used (see “Connecting the Devices” in the
“Installation and Rear Panel” section).
2. At the DOS command prompt, try to ping the unit by entering ping and the IP address
assigned to your PCS4 (see “Setting Up the Computer Using ARP”). If the PCS4 is
connected, you receive the following response to your Ping command:
Figure 34. Successful Ping Command Response
If the connection was not made, the following response appears:
Figure 35. Response to an Unsuccessful Ping Command
If you get a response indicating that the ping was unsuccessful, do the following:
•
Make sure your unit is using the appropriate subnet mask (check with your system
administrator).
•
Make sure your computer does not have a software firewall program which might
block the IP address of the unit.
3. If contact is established with the unit, but the unit web pages cannot be accessed by
your web browser, verify (in the Options or Preferences menu) that your web browser is
configured for direct network connection and not set up to use a proxy server.
If you are still experiencing problems, contact the Extron S3 Sales & Technical Support
Hotline (see the last page of this guide for contact information).
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Downloading Global Configurator Software
The Global Configurator (GC) software is an alternative to using the web pages to configure
and monitor the PCS4. GC is a free asset management software that enables flexible,
centralized, web-based power management for A/V systems. Using Global Configurator
software, administrators can view the immediate status and power levels of all connected
devices, schedule powering on and off of the devices, and configure the alarm triggers.
You can download the latest version of Global Configurator from the Extron website
(www.extron.com) as follows:
1. Select the Products tab on the Extron website home page.
2. From the sidebar menu at the left of the screen, select Software.
3. On the software products page, click Control Software.
4. On the Control Software page, scroll to locate Global Configurator and click the
Download link at right. A login screen appears
5. On the login screen, enter your e-mail address and password.
If you do not have a password, click the click here link and fill in the requested
information to obtain a password. When you receive your password, proceed to step 6.
6. On the Download Center screen, fill in the requested information and click
Download GVConfigInstallvn.exe. Follow the instructions on the subsequent screens
to complete the download.
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SIS Programming
and Control
This section provides instructions on using the Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS) commands,
which you can use to set up and control the IPL T PCS4 from a host computer or other
control system attached to the rear panel LAN port. The following topics are discussed:
•
Host-to-Interface Communication
•
Using the Command and Response Table
•
Symbol Definitions
•
Command and Response Table for SIS Commands
As shipped, the PCS4 works as a standalone interface, but cannot control any other devices
until it is configured. You can set up and control the PCS4 by using the front panel, the web
pages, or SIS commands. Both the web pages and the SIS methods are accessed via Ethernet
LAN connection. The LAN port defaults are:
IPL T PCS4 IP address:
192.168.254.254
Gateway IP address:
0.0.0.0
Subnet mask:
255.255.0.0
DHCP:
Off
Host-to-Interface Communication
SIS commands consist of one or more characters per field. No special characters are required
to begin or end a command sequence. When the PCS4 determines that a command is valid,
it executes the command and sends a response to the host device. All responses from the
interface to the host end with a carriage return and a line feed (CR/LF = ]), which signals
the end of the response character string. (A string is one or more characters.)
Messages Initiated by the IPL T PCS4
When a local event such as a front panel selection or adjustment takes place, the PCS4
responds by sending a message to the host. No response is required from the host. The
following PCS4-initiated messages are sent (underlined):
© Copyright 20nn, Extron Electronics, IPL T PCS4 [or -PCS4i], Vn.nn,
60-544-nn ]
Www, DD Mmm 2011 HH:MM:SS]
The PCS4 sends the boot and copyright messages when it first powers on and is connected
via Telnet or TCP/IP. Vn.nn is the firmware version number; 60-544-nn is the product part
number. The current date and time are displayed. If you are using a Telnet connection, the
copyright message, date, and time are followed by a password prompt.
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Password Information
The ] Password: prompt is displayed only if there is a password defined in the unit. It
requires a password (administrator level or user level) followed by a carriage return. The
prompt is repeated if the correct password is not entered.
If the correct password is entered, the unit responds with ] Login Administrator ] or
] Login User ], depending on the password entered. If the passwords are the same for
both administrator and user, the unit defaults to administrator privileges.
Error Responses
When the PCS4 receives a valid SIS command, it executes the command and sends a
response to the host device. If the PCS4 is unable to execute the command because the
command is invalid or it contains invalid parameters, it returns an error response to the host.
The error response codes and their descriptions are as follows:
E12 – Invalid port number
E13 – Invalid value (the number is out of range/too large)
E14 – Not valid for this configuration
E17 – System timed out
E22 – Busy
E24 – Privilege violation
E25 – Device is not present
E26 – Maximum number of connections has been exceeded
E27 – Invalid event number
E28 – Bad filename or file not found
Error Response References
The following superscripted numbers are used within the command descriptions in the
Command and Response table to identify commands that may respond as shown:
14
= commands that give an E14 (invalid command for this configuration) response if
sent to an IPL product whose power configuration does not support the command.
24
= commands that give an E24 (privilege violation) response if you are not logged in at
the administrator level.
27
28
= commands that may yield an E27 (invalid event number) response.
= commands that may give an E28 (file not found) response.
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Using the Command and Response Table
The PCS4 can be controlled via either a Telnet connection (port 23) or a web browser
connection (port 80). The ASCII commands listed in the tables perform the same functions,
but they are encoded differently to meet the requirements of each port (Telnet or browser).
The ASCII to hexadecimal (HEX) conversion table below is for use with the command and
response tables.
Space
ASCII to Hex Conversion Table
•
Figure 36.ASCII to Hex Conversion Table
The command and response table lists valid ASCII (for Telnet) command codes, the
corresponding URL (universal resource locator) encoded (for web browsers) command codes,
the interface responses to the host, and a description of the command function or the
results of executing the command.
•
Upper- and lowercase characters can be used interchangeably in the command field
unless otherwise specified.
•
Commands may be sent back-to-back without spaces (for example, 2!65V1Z).
•
Numbers can be entered as 1, 2, or 3 digits (for example, 8V = 08V = 008V).
•
There are a few differences in how to enter the commands, depending on whether you
are using Telnet or a web browser.
•
When using these commands through a web browser, you can use the URL
reference to shorten the examples. “URL” refers to the full address of the
control interface and web page reference, including all path information (that is,
http://192.168.100.10/myform.htm).
•
To send any of the commands using a web browser you must prefix them with the
full URL followed by ?cmd=.
•
For control via a web browser, all non-alphanumeric characters must be represented
as the hexadecimal equivalent, %xx, where xx represents the two-character hex
byte. For example, a comma (,) would be represented as %2C. Characters such
as %, +, and the space character must be encoded as hex bytes, or they will be
misinterpreted by the interface.
•
Some characters differ depending on the method you use to send the commands:
Telnet
Web Browser
Escape (hex 1B)
W (must not be hex encoded)
Carriage return (hex 0D)
Pipe character (|) (must not be hex encoded)
NOTES: • With Telnet you can use either an Escape command or a W command,
and the carriage return or the pipe character. With the web browser,
you are required to use a W command and the pipe character.
• In either method, Data = Data that will be directed to a specified port and
must be hex encoded if non-alphanumeric.
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Symbol Definitions
]
= CR/LF (carriage return + line feed) (hex 0D 0A)
}
= Soft carriage return (no line feed, hex 0D)
(For web browser commands, use the | [pipe] character instead of the soft return.)
|
= Pipe (vertical bar) character
•
= Space
24
= The 24 superscript indicates commands that give an E24 (privilege violation) message if you are not logged in at the
administrator level.
E
= Escape key (hex 1B) (For web browsers, use W instead of E.)
X!
= Power receptacle (1-4)
X#
= Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) offset value
(‑12.00 to +14.00) represents the time difference in hours and minutes (±hh:mm) relative to Greenwich, England. The
plus sign and leading zero are optional. For example, 5:30 = +05:30.)
X%
= On or Off status
0 = off or disabled
1 = on or enabled
X^
= Dirty memory status
1 = RAM needs to be saved to flash memory.
0 = RAM has been saved to flash (OK to power off or reset).
X1!
= Version (typically listed to two decimal places, that is, n.nn)
X1@
= Unit name. The name of the PC1 is a text string of up to 24 characters drawn from the alphabet (A-Z), digits (0-9),
and minus sign or hyphen (-). No blank or space characters are permitted as part of a name. No distinction is made
between upper and lower case.
NOTE:
The first character must be a letter. The last character must not be a minus sign or hyphen (-).
X1#
= Local date and time format
Set format (MM/DD/YY-HH:MM:SS).
Example: 11/18/03-10:54:00.
Read format (day of week, day month year HH:MM:SS).
Example: Tue, 18 Nov 2011 18:19:33.
X1$
= IP address (nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn). Leading zeros in each of four fields are optional in setting values, and they are
suppressed in returned values.
X1%
= E-mail domain name (for example: extron.com)
X1*
=
Hardware (MAC) address (xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx).
X1(
=
Subnet mask (nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn). Leading zeros are optional in setting values in each of four fields, and they are
suppressed in returned values.
X2@
For verbose response mode:
0 = clear or none
1 = verbose mode
2 = tagged responses for queries
3 = verbose mode and tagged responses for queries
Default = 0
NOTE: If tagged responses are enabled, all read commands return the constant string plus the data, like
setting the value does.
Example:
Command:
Response:
X3#
=
E CN }
Ipn • X1@
Password (minimum length = 4 characters; maximum length = 12 characters.
No special characters are allowed.
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X3$
=
Daylight saving time (DST) is a 1-hour offset to reflect the time during which clocks are set one hour or more ahead of
local standard time, to provide more daylight at the end of the working day. Supported for the U. S. and parts of Brazil
and Europe.
Example: Time in California is GMT -8:00 from March to November and GMT -7:00 from November to March. DST
should be turned off in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the eastern time zone portion
of the state of Indiana, and the state of Arizona (excluding the Navajo Nation).
0 = off or ignore
1 = U. S.
2 = Europe
3 = Brazil
X4!
=
Reading password. Responds with four asterisks (****) in place of the password, if a password exists. Responds with
an empty space if no password exists.
X4%
=
E-mail event number (1 - 64)
X4^
=
E-mail recipient address (for example, JDoe@extron.com) for the person to whom messages will be sent.
X4&
=
Name (numeral) of e-mail file to be sent; for example: 1.eml, 2.eml, ... 64.eml
X4(
=
Default name: a combination of the model name and the last three pairs of the interface MAC address
(for example: IPL-T-PCS4-00-02-3D).
X5@
=
Connection security level
11 = user
12 = administrator
X6#
=
Pulse time in 20 ms per count. If this parameter is missing or = 0, then pulse length = default (25 = 500 ms).
35565 ms = max. pulse time.
X6&
=
Threshold settings for all ports
0 = None
1 = Full
2 = Both (Full and Standby thresholds)
X6(
=
(Ethernet only) Number of seconds before timeout on IP connections (min. = 1, max. = 6500, and
default = 30 = 300 seconds).
If no data is received during the timeout period, the Ethernet connection is closed. Each step is 10 seconds. The
response is returned with leading zeros.
X7)
=
The number (as an optional parameter) that is inserted into the e-mail message if the .eml file has an embedded
command (with no parameters).
X70!
=
Condition that is monitored
0 = receptacle off
1 = receptacle on
2 = reference: None
3 = reference: Standby
4 = reference: Full
5 = any change
X70@
=
Use alarm relay
0 = no or disable
1 = yes or enable
X70#
=
E-mail to use 61-64
X70$
=
Enable and disable monitoring
0 = disable monitoring
1 = enable monitoring
2 = enable with e-mail
X70%
=
Alarm status
0 = inactive
1 = active
2 = silenced
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X70^
=
Clear value
0 = condition no longer met
1 = clear with output off
2 = clear with output on
3 = clear with no threshold
4 = clear with standby threshold
5 = clear with full threshold
6 = clear with any change
7 = manual
X70&
=
Relay polarity
0 = normally open
1 = normally closed
X70*
=
Time to hold alarm active before canceling
0 = never times out
1-7 = 1 to 7 minutes
X70(
=
On timed value
00-15 (in 250 ms increments)
X71)
=
Off timed value
00-15 (in 250 ms increments)
X71!
=
Day of the week
1 = Sunday
2 = Monday
3 = Tuesday
4 = Wednesday
5 = Thursday
6 = Friday
7 = Saturday
X71@
=
Time in minutes (0-1440)
0 = 00:00 am (midnight)
1440 = clear schedule
Example: 1439 = 11:59
Use the following formula (in 24-hour time format): (hour x 60) + minutes = time in minutes
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Command and Response Table for SIS Commands
Command
ASCII (Telnet)
(Host to Switcher)
URL Encoded (Web)
(Host to Switcher)
Response
(Switcher to Host)
W X! %2A 1PC|
W X! %2A 0PC|
W X! PC|
W X! PS|
W X1)1 X1)2 X1)3 X1)4 GP|
W 0000GP|
W GP|
W X1^ DT|
Cpn X!•Ppc1]
Cpn X!•Ppc0]
X% ]
X( ]
Pgp X1)1 X1)2 X1)3 X1)4 ]
Pgp0000]
X1)1 X1)2 X1)3 X1)4 ]
Pdt X1^ ]
X1^ ]
Ptf X! ]
Pts X! ]
Power Receptacle Control / Current Sense
View power up delay
Set individual full threshold
Set individual standby threshold
E X!*1PC}
E X!*0PC}
E X! PC}
E X! PS}
E X1)1 X1)2 X1)3 X1)4 GP}
E 0000GP}
E GP}
E X1^ DT}
E DT}
E X!*2TH}
E X!*1TH}
Clear individual threshold
View threshold setting for all ports
E X!*0TH}
E TH}
W DT|
W X! %2A 2TH|
W X! %2A 1TH|
W X! %2A 0TH|
W TH|
Set Executive mode on
Set Executive mode off
1X
0X
1X
0X
Exe1]
Exe0]
View Executive mode
X
X
X% ]
Turn receptacle power on
Turn receptacle power off
View receptacle power status
Query receptacle current status
Group receptacles
Ungroup receptacles
View receptacles grouping
Set power up delay
Ptc X! ]
X(1,X(2,X(3,X(4 ]
Power Receptacle Monitoring and Alarm Functions
Set alarm conditions
View alarm conditions
Monitoring enable or disable
Set Alarm mode
View Alarm mode
E X!*X70!*X70@*X70# SA}
W X! %2A X70! %2A X70@ %2A X70# SA|
Ast X!*X70!*X70@*X70#*X70$*X70% ]
E X!*SA}
W X! SA|
X70!*X70@*X70#*X70$*X70% ]
E X!*X70$ SA}
W X! %2A X70$ SA|
Ast X!*X70!*X70@*X70#*X70$*X70% ]
E X70^*X70&*X70**X70**X71) MA}
W X70^ %2A X70& %2A X70* %2A X70* %2A X71) MA|
Arl X70^*X70&*X70**X70**X71) ]
E MA }
WMA|
X70^*X70&*X70**X70**X71) ]
Power Receptacle Scheduling
Set scheduling
E X!*X71!*X%*X71@ SS}
View scheduling
E X!*X71!*X% SS}
W X! %2A X71! %2A X% %2A X71@ SS
Set X!*X71!*X%*X71@ ]
X71@ ]
W X! %2A X71! %2A X% SS|
Turn alarm relay ON
Turn alarm relay OFF
View alarm relay state
Pulse relay
1*1O}
1*0O}
1O}
1*3*X6# O}
1 %2A 1O|
1 %2A 0O|
1O|
1 %2A 3 %2A X6# O|
Toggle relay
1*2O }
Cpn1•Rly1]
Cpn1•Rly0]
X% ]
Cpn1•Rly1] or
Cpn1•Rly0]
Cpn1•Rly1] or
Cpn1•Rly0]
E 0*X6( TC}
W0 %2A X6( TC|
Pti0*X6( ]
E 0TC}
W0TC|
X6( ]
E 1*X6( TC}
E 1TC}
W1 %2A X6( TC|
W1TC|
Pti1*X6( ]
X6( ]
Alarm Relay Functions
Ethernet Data Port Commands
Set current connected port
timeout
View current connected port
timeout
Set global IP port timeout
View global IP port timeout
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Command
ASCII (Telnet)
(Host to Switcher)
URL Encoded (Web)
(Host to Switcher)
Response
(Switcher to Host)
Firmware Version, Part Number, and Information Requests
Query firmware version
Query firmware information
Query bootstrap version
Query factory firmware version
Q
1Q
2Q
3Q
Q
1Q
2Q
3Q
Query updated firmware version
4Q
4Q
Query verbose version information
0Q
0Q
NOTE:
X1! ]
X1! ]
X1! ]
X1! plus (web version –
model – UL – date and
time) ]
X1! plus (web version –
model – UL – date and
time) ]
Sum of responses from
2Q, 3Q, and 4Q ]
An asterisk (*) after a version number indicates the version that is currently running. Question marks (?.??)
indicate that only the factory firmware version is loaded. A caret (^) indicates the firmware version that should be
running; however, a mode 1 reset was executed and the factory default firmware version is currently loaded. An
exclamation point (!) indicates corrupted firmware.
Request interface part number
N
N
60-544-07 or
60-544-09]
IPL T PCS4 or
IPL T PCS4i]
Lists four switched
110 VAC or 220 VAC
receptacles with current
threshold sensing.]
Number of bytes and
Kbytes used out of
the number of total
Kbytes]
Number of bytes and
Kbytes used out of
the number of total
Kbytes]
Request model name
1I
1I
Request model description
2I
2I
Request system memory usage
3I
3I
Request user memory usage
4I
4I
E X4%,X4^,X4& CR}
W X4% %2C X4^ %2C X4& CR|
E-mail Commands
Configure e-mail events
(mailbox)24
Example:
View e-mail events (mailbox)
Send e-mail events (file named in
mailbox)24
Send e-mail (using different file)24
Ipr X4%,X4^,X4& ]
E 5,jdoe@extron.com,7.emlCR}
W5%2Cjdoe%40extron%2Ecom%2C7%2EemlCR|
Ipr5,jdoe@extron.com,7.eml]
E X4% CR}
X4^,X4& ]
W X4% CR|
E X4% SM}
W X4% SM|
Eml X4^ ]
E X4%,X7),X4& SM}
W X4% %2C X7) %2C X4& SM|
Eml X4^ ]
E UB}
W UB|
Response from
command]
E X1$,X1% CM}
W X1$ %2C X1% CM|
Ipm•X1$,X1% ]
E CM}
W CM|
X1$,X1% ]
Web Browser-specific Commands
Read response from last URL cmd
Mail Server Setup Commands
Set mail server IP, unit domain
name24
View mail server IP, unit domain
name
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ASCII (Telnet)
(Host to Switcher)
URL Encoded (Web)
(Host to Switcher)
Response
(Switcher to Host)
Set the unit name24
Set unit name to factory default24
View unit name24
Set date and time24
E X1@ CN}
E•CN}
E CN}
E X1# CT}
W X1@ CN|
W %20 CN|
View date and time
E CT}
|
W CT
Set GMT offset24
View GMT offset
E X# CZ}
E CZ}
E X3$ CX}
E CX}
E 1 DH]
E 0 DH]
E DH]
E X1$ CI}
E CI}
E CH}
E X1( CS}
E CS}
E X1$ CG}
E CG}
E X2@ CV}
W X# CZ|
W CZ|
W X3$ CX|
W CX|
W 1 DH|
W 0 DH|
W DH|
W X1$ CI|
W CI|
W CH|
W X1( CS|
W CS|
W X1$ CG|
W CG|
W X2@ CV|
Ipn•X1@ ]
Ipn•X4( ]
X1@ ]
Ipn•X1# ]
Example:
11/16/10-10:54:00 ]
X1# ]
Example:
Tues, 16 NOV 2011
10:10:54:00 ]
Ipz X# ]
X# ]
Command
IP Setup Commands
Set daylight savings time24
View daylight savings time
Set DHCP on24
Set DHCP off24
View DHCP mode
Set IP address24
View IP address
View hardware (MAC) address
Set subnet mask24
View subnet mask
Set gateway IP address24
View gateway IP address
Set verbose mode24
NOTE:
Ipx X3$ ]
X3$ ]
Idh 1]
Idh 0]
X% ]
Ipi• X1$ ]
X1$ ]
X1* ]
Ips• X1( ]
X1( ]
Ipg•X1$ ]
X1$ ]
Vrb X2@ ]
The IPL T PCS4 can send out unsolicited information (such as notice of a power level change). This is called a
verbose (wordy) relationship between the interface and a connected device. When the IPL T PCS4 is connected to
the computer via Ethernet, verbose mode is disabled (by default) in order to reduce the amount of communication
traffic on the network. If you want to use the verbose mode with the PCS4 connected via Ethernet, this mode must
be set to On each time you reconnect to the network.
W CV|
W CC|
X2@ ]
Number of connections
E X3# CA}
W X3# CA|
Ipa•X4! ]
E•CA}
W %20 CA|
Ipa•]
E CV}
E CC}
View verbose mode status
Get connection listing
Password and Security Settings
Set administrator password24
Clear administrator password
24
NOTE:
A user password cannot be assigned if an administrator password does not exist. If the administrator password is
cleared (removed), the user password is also removed.
View administrator password24
E CA}
W CA|
X4! ]
Set user password
Clear user password24
E X3# CU}
E•CU}
W X3# CU|
W %20 CU|
Ipu•X4! ]
Ipu•]
View user password24
Query session security level
E CU}
E CK}
W CU|
W CK|
X4! ]
X5@ ]
14 24
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ASCII (Telnet)
(Host to Switcher)
Command
URL Encoded (Web)
(Host to Switcher)
Response
(Switcher to Host)
Remapping Port Designations
NOTE:
Duplicate port number assignments are not permitted; that is, Telnet and web cannot be the same). Entering
duplicate port assignments results in an E13 (invalid parameter) error message.
E port# MT}
W port# MT|
Pmt port#]
Reset Telnet port map
Disable Telnet port map24
E 23MT}
E 0MT}
W 23MT|
W 0MT|
Pmt 00023]
Pmt 00000]
View Telnet port map
Set web port map24
E MT}
E port# MH}
W MT|
W port# MH|
port#]
Pmh port#]
Reset web port map24
Disable web port map24
E 80MH}
E 0MH}
W 80MH|
W 0MH|
Pmh 00080 ]
Pmh 00000 ]
View web port map
E MH}
W MH|
port#]
Set Telnet port map24
24
Directory Commands
Change or create a directory
E path/directory/CJ}
W path/directory/CJ|
Dir•path/directory/]
NOTE:
A directory does not truly exist until a file has been copied into the path.
Move back to root directory
E /CJ}
W %2F CJ|
Move up one directory
E..CJ}
W %2E %2E CJ|
View current directory
E CJ}
W CJ|
E filename EF}
W filename EF|
Del•filename]
E /EF}
W %2F EF|
Ddl]
E //EF}
W %2F %2F EF|
Ddl]
E DF}
W DF|
(See below.)
Telnet text responses:
filename x • date/time • length]
filename x • date/time • length]
filename x • date/time • length]
...
space_remaining • Bytes Left]
]
Web responses — HTML sample code:
Var file – new Array ();
File [1] = ‘filename1, date1, filesize1’;
File [2] = ‘filename2, date2, filesize2’;
...
File [n] = ‘filename n, date n, filesize n’;
File [n+1] = ‘space remaining, Bytes left’
Dir•/]
Dir•path/directory/]
path/directory/]
File Erase Commands
Erase user-supplied web page or
file24, 28
Erase current directory and its
files24, 28
Erase current directory and
subdirectories24, 28
File Listing Commands
List files from current directory
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Command
ASCII (Telnet)
(Host to Switcher)
URL Encoded (Web)
(Host to Switcher)
Response
(Switcher to Host)
W LF|
(See below.)
File Listing Commands (continued)
List files from current directory
and below
E LF}
NOTE:
Telnet text responses:
path/directory/filename x • date/time • length]
path/directory/filename x • date/time • length]
path/directory/filename x • date/time • length]
...
space_remaining • Bytes Left]
Web responses — HTML sample code:
Var file – new Array ();
File [1] = ‘filename1, date1, filesize1’;
File [2] = ‘filename2, date2, filesize2’;
...
File [n] = ‘filename n, date n, filesize n’;
File [n+1] = ‘space remaining, Bytes left’
The response to this command is the same as for the “List files from current directory” command (DF), except that
path/directory precedes filenames for files from subdirectories below the current directory.
Stream Files via Port 80
Load file to user flash memory24 28
Retrieve files from user flash
memory24 28
Example:
Use a POST on port 80 followed by the delimited data to be written to the flash file
memory.
Send a page GET on port 80 followed by WSF|
Raw unprocessed data
in file
http://192.168.254.254/mypage.html?cmd=WSF
Stream Files via Telnet
Load file to user flash memory24 28
Retrieve file from user flash
memory24 28
E + UF filesize, filename}
Raw unprocessed data in file up to file size
Upl]
E filename SF}
1B filename SF 0D
Four bytes of file size +
raw unprocessed data
in file
Reset (Zap) and Erase Commands
Erase the user flash memory24
(files only)
Reset all device settings to factory
default24
Absolute system reset24
E ZFFF}
W ZFFF|
Zpf]
E ZXXX}
W ZXXX|
Zpx]
E ZQQQ}
W ZQQQ|
Zpq]
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Reference
Material
This section contains reference information on the IPL T PCS4 and IPL T PCS4i. The following
topics are covered:
•
Specifications
•
Part Numbers and Accessories
•
Mounting the IPL T PCS4 Interface
Specifications
Ethernet control interface
Connectors������������������������������������ 1 female RJ-45 female connector
Data rate���������������������������������������� 10/100Base-T, half/full duplex with autodetect
Protocols���������������������������������������� ARP, ICMP (ping), IP, TCP, UDP, DHCP, HTTP, SMTP, Telnet
Default settings������������������������������ Link speed and duplex level = autodetected
IP address = 192.168.254.254
Subnet mask = 255.255.0.0
Gateway = 0.0.0.0
DHCP = off
Web server������������������������������������� Up to 200 simultaneous sessions
960 kB nonvolatile user memory
Program control����������������������������� Extron Simple Instruction Set (SIS)
Global Viewer requirements����������� Microsoft Internet Explorer ver. 6 or higher
AC control interface
Connectors
IPL T PCS4������������������������������� 4 USA/Edison power connectors
IPL T PCS4i������������������������������� 4 IEC power connectors
Voltage
IPL T PCS4������������������������������� 120 VAC, 50-60 Hz
IPL T PCS4i������������������������������� 220 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Minimum AC load
IPL T PCS4������������������������������� 20 mA, 2.4 watts at 120 VAC
IPL T PCS4i������������������������������� 20 mA, 4.4 watts at 220 VAC
Maximum AC load, aggregate
IPL T PCS4������������������������������� 10 A, 1200 watts at 120 VAC
IPL T PCS4i������������������������������� 10 A, 2200 watts at 220 VAC
Maximum AC load, individual
IPL T PCS4������������������������������� 10 A, 1200 watts at 120 VAC
IPL T PCS4i������������������������������� 10 A, 2200 watts at 220 VAC
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Current sense
Range�������������������������������������� 5 mA to 10 A
Resolution������������������������������� 0.1 mA steps from 5 mA to 99.9 mA
1 mA steps from 100 mA to 999 mA
10 mA steps from 1 A to 10 A
Tolerance��������������������������������� ±20%
Alarm relay control
Quantity/type��������������������������������� 1 normally open relay
Connector�������������������������������������� (1) 3.5 mm captive screw connector, 2 pole
Contact rating�������������������������������� 24 V, 1 A
General
Power input
IPL T PCS4������������������������������� Internal
120 VAC, 50-60 Hz
15 watts
IPL T PCS4i������������������������������� Internal
220 VAC, 50-60 Hz
15 watts
Temperature/humidity�������������������� Storage: -40 to +158 °F (-40 to +70 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Operating: +32 to +122 °F (0 to +50 °C) / 10% to 90%, noncondensing
Cooling������������������������������������������ Convection, no vents
Mounting
Rack mount����������������������������� Yes, with optional 1U rack shelf
Furniture mount���������������������� Yes, under-furniture mountable with optional mounting kit
Enclosure type�������������������������������� Metal
Enclosure dimensions��������������������� 1.7" H x 8.7" W x 9.5" D (1U high, half rack wide)
(4.3 cm H x 22.0 cm W x 24.1 cm D)
(Depth excludes connectors.)
Product weight������������������������������� 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Shipping weight����������������������������� 5 lbs (3 kg)
Vibration���������������������������������������� ISTA 1A in carton (International Safe Transit Association)
Regulatory compliance
Safety
IPL T PCS4�������������������������� CE, c-UL, UL
IPL T PCS4i������������������������� CE
EMI/EMC��������������������������������� CE, C-tick, FCC Class A, ICES, VCCI
MTBF��������������������������������������������� 30,000 hours
Warranty���������������������������������������� 3 years parts and labor
NOTES:• All nominal levels are at ±10%.
• Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Part Numbers and Accessories
Included Parts
These items are included in each order for an IPL T PCS4 or IPL T PCS4i interface:
Included Parts
Part Number
IPL T PCS4 or
IPL T PCS4i
60-544-07
60-544-09
Rubber feet (self-adhesive) (4)
2-pole captive screw connector (1)
14 AWG IEC power cord (IPL T PCS4 only)
Tweeker (small screwdriver)
IPL T PCS4 and IPL T PCS4i User Guide
Power cord caution card
Optional Accessories
These items are optional for the IPL T PCS4 or the IPL T PCS4i:
Optional Accessories
Part Number
RSU 129 Universal Rack Shelf Kit
60-190-01
RSB 129 Basic Rack Shelf
60-604-02
MBU 125 Under Desk Mounting Kit
70-077-01
Mounting the IPL T PCS4 Interface
The IPL T PCS4 can be set on a table, mounted on a rack shelf, or mounted under furniture
such as a desk, podium, or tabletop.
Tabletop Use
Four self-adhesive rubber feet are included with the PCS4. For tabletop use, attach one foot
at each corner of the bottom side of the unit, and place the PCS4 in the desired location.
Rack Mounting
UL guidelines for rack mounting
The following Underwriters Laboratories (UL) guidelines pertain to the installation of the
IPL T PCS4 in a rack:
•
Elevated operating ambient temperature — If the equipment is installed in a closed
or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment
may be greater than room ambient temperature. Therefore, consider installing the
equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum ambient temperature
(TMA) specified by the manufacturer.
•
Reduced air flow — Install the equipment in the rack so that the amount of air flow
required for safe operation of the equipment is not compromised.
•
Mechanical loading — Mount the equipment in the rack so that uneven mechanical
loading does not create a hazardous condition.
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•
Circuit overloading — When connecting the equipment to the supply circuit, consider
the effect that circuit overloading might have on overcurrent protection and supply
wiring. Consider equipment nameplate ratings when addressing this concern.
•
Reliable earthing (grounding) — Maintain reliable grounding of rack-mounted
equipment. Pay particular attention to supply connections other than direct connections
to the branch circuit (such as the use of power strips).
Rack mounting procedure
Rack mount the interface, if desired, using the RSU 129 Universal Rack Shelf Kit (part
number 60-190-01) as follows:
Half-rack
false front panel
uses 2 front holes.
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Figure 37.Mounting the IPL T PCS4 on a Rack Shelf
1. If rubber feet have been installed on the bottom of the unit, remove them.
2. Mount the PCS4 on the rack shelf, using two 4-40 x 3/16 inch screws in opposite
(diagonal) corners to secure the unit to the shelf.
3. Attach a blank panel or other units to the rack shelf.
4. Insert the shelf into the rack, aligning the holes in the shelf with those in the rack.
5. Secure the shelf to the rack using the supplied machine screws. This shelf can be
mounted in the front or in the rear of the rack.
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Under-desk Mounting
The PCS4 can also be mounted under furniture, such as a table or podium surface, using the
optional under-desk mounting brackets (part number 70-077-01).
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Figure 38.Mounting the IPL T PCS4 under Furniture
1. If rubber feet were previously installed on the bottom of the unit, remove them.
2. Attach the mounting brackets to the unit with the provided machine screws.
3. Insert #8 wood screws into the four pilot holes. Tighten each screw into the mounting
surface until slightly less than ¼ inch of the screw protrudes.
4. Align the mounting screws with the slots in the brackets, and place the PCS4 against
the surface with the screws through the bracket slots.
5. Slide the unit slightly forward or back, then tighten all four screws to secure it in place.
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Glossary
This section contains a list of terms that appear in this user guide, with their definitions.
10/100Base-T Ethernet that uses unshielded twisted pair (for example, UTP - Cat 5) cable, in which the
amount of data transmitted between two points in a given amount of time is equal to either
10 Mbps or 100 Mbps.
A
Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) A protocol for assigning an IP address to a device based on the MAC (Media Access Control),
or physical machine address of the device, that maintains a table showing the correlation
between the two.
Alarm relay A single pole, single throw relay, which can be used with a relay-controllable audible siren or
any other alarm.
Alarm status On the PCS4 web page, reflects the state of the monitored condition. It may be inactive,
active, or silenced.
AWG (American Wire Gauge) A standard measurement for wire conductor diameter.
C
Condition A state for which the PCS4 is being monitored. When a monitored condition is met, the
PCS4 may sound an alarm or send an e-mail message, depending on how the system has
been configured (via the front panel or the Monitor web page). Examples of conditions that
can be monitored include Receptacle Off, Any Change, or Reference: None.
Custom web page Any file that can be loaded into an IPL T PCS4 and served by the PCS4 internal web server.
The web page provides a way to control and monitor the PCS4 output power receptacles.
This is true with or without an accompanying event script. Any number and size of graphics
can be used, but if they are too large to fit in the PCS4 nonvolatile memory, you can create
web pages so that they can be served from another web server. If you install Microsoft
Internet Information Services (IIS) on your desktop, you can serve any page on its hard disk.
The IPL T PCS4 functions like a little computer with a web server — you can use it for
various web-based tasks.
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D
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
A standardized client-server IP networking protocol that enables network administrators
to centrally and automatically manage the assignment of IP addresses in an organization’s
network.
Driver A package of commands that generates or is the event script that controls devices.
E
Edison power receptacle
Is a standard power connector. The rear panel of the IPL T PCS4, U. S. version, has four
female Edison receptacles into which devices are plugged in order to be monitored,
scheduled, and powered on and off by the PCS4.
Ethernet A network protocol that uses MAC addresses to exchange data between computers. Using
ARP, with TCP/IP support, Ethernet devices can be connected to the Internet. An Ethernet
LAN typically uses unshielded twisted pair (UTP) wires. Ethernet systems provide transmission
speeds of 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps. Ethernet is mostly based on the IEEE 802.3 standard.
Executive mode An operating mode in which the IPL T PCS4 does not accept commands from the front
panel. Also called front panel security lockout.
F
Firmware Embedded software that is stored permanently in read-only memory (ROM) and contains
basic instructions for how the PCS4 operates. Firmware upgrades are periodically made
available for uploading via the IPL T PCS4 Firmware Upgrade web page.
Full reference threshold
The point at which a device starts to operate at full power.
H
HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol)
A web protocol based on TCP/IP that is used to retrieve hypertext objects from remote web
pages.
I
IEC power receptacle
Is a standard power connector. The IPL T PCS4i rear panel has four female IEC receptacles
into which devices are plugged in order to be monitored, scheduled, and powered on and
off by the PCS4i.
IP (Internet Protocol)
The protocol or standard used to send information from one computer to another on the
Internet.
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IP address A unique, 32-bit binary number (12 digit decimal number — nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn) based on
version 4 of the internet protocol (IPv4) that identifies each sender and each receiver of
information connected to a LAN, WAN, or the Internet. IP addresses can be static (see Static
IP) or dynamic (see DHCP).
IP net mask/subnet mask
A 32-bit binary number (12 digit decimal number — nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn) used on subnets
(smaller, local networks) to help the router determine which network traffic gets routed
internally to local computers and which network traffic goes out on the Internet.
M
Media Access Control (MAC) Address
A unique hardware number given to devices that connect to the Internet. When your
computer or networking device (router, hub, interface, and so on) is connected to the
Internet, a table relates the device IP address to its corresponding physical (MAC) address on
the LAN.
P
Ping (Packet Internet Groper)
A command that is used to test connectivity between IP devices. The Internet Control
Message Protocol (ICMP) echoes Ethernet packets to determine whether a network device is
active and what the bidirectional delay is in communicating with it.
Port number A preassigned address within a server that provides a direct route from the application to the
Transport layer or from the Transport layer to the application of a TCP/IP system.
Power level reference threshold (See Reference threshold.)
R
Reference threshold
The point at which the power level (full or standby) at which a device is operating changes.
This threshold is recognized by the IPL T PCS4, which can be configured to sound an alarm
whenever a connected device passes this threshold.
Receptacle A connector on a power supply that is equipped to receive a plug. The IPL T PCS4 has four
receptacles into which devices can be plugged, enabling the PCS4 to monitor and schedule
power for the connected devices.
S
SIS (Simple Instruction Set) commands A set of commands developed by Extron that allows control of the PCS4 via the keyboard
of a PC with an Ethernet connection. A minimal number of characters are used in these
commands and responses.
Standby reference threshold The point at which a device starts to operate at standby power.
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Static IP An IP address that has been specifically, instead of dynamically (see DHCP), assigned
to a device or system in a network configuration. This type of address requires manual
configuration of the actual network device or system and can only be changed manually or
by enabling DHCP.
Subnet
(See Subnetwork.)
Subnet address The portion of an IP address that is specifically identified by the subnet mask as the
subnetwork.
Subnet mask A 32-bit address mask used in IP to identify the bits of an IP address that are used for the
subnet address. Using a mask, the router does not need to examine all 32 bits, only those
selected by the mask.
Subnetwork A network that is part of a larger IP network and is identified by a subnet address. Networks
can be segmented into subnetworks to provide a hierarchical, multilevel routing structure.
T
TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) A connection-oriented protocol defined at the Transport layer of the OSI reference model. It
provides reliable delivery of data.
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) The communication protocol (language) of the Internet. Computers and devices with direct
access to the Internet are provided with a copy of the TCP/IP program to allow them to send
and receive information in an understandable form.
Telnet A standard terminal emulation utility/protocol that allows a computer to communicate with
a remote user/client. A user who wishes to access a remote system initiates a Telnet session
using the address of the remote client. The user may be prompted to provide a user name
and password if the client is set up to require them. Telnet enables users to log in on remote
networks and use those resources as if they were locally connected.
Threshold
(See Reference threshold.)
Threshold status Reported on the IPL T PCS4 System Status screen in the AC Receptacles section. It indicates
the current reference threshold (Full, Standby, None, or Not Set) for each PCS4 receptacle.
U
UID (User ID) An optional user name, for which a field is provided on the Enter Password window that
opens if a password has been assigned to the PCS4.
URL (Universal Resource Locator) The address that lets a resource on the internet be identified, located, and accessed.
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Extron Warranty
Extron Electronics warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three years from the
date of purchase. In the event of malfunction during the warranty period attributable directly to faulty workmanship and/
or materials, Extron Electronics will, at its option, repair or replace said products or components, to whatever extent it shall
deem necessary to restore said product to proper operating condition, provided that it is returned within the warranty
period, with proof of purchase and description of malfunction to:
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and Central America:
Extron Electronics
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Anaheim, CA 92805
U.S.A.
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Extron Electronics, Japan
Kyodo Building, 16 Ichibancho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0082
Japan
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East:
Extron Europe
Hanzeboulevard 10
3825 PH Amersfoort
The Netherlands
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Extron China
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Songjiang District
Shanghai 201611
China
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Extron Asia
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Singapore
Middle East:
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Dubai Airport Free Zone
F12, PO Box 293666
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
This Limited Warranty does not apply if the fault has been caused by misuse, improper handling care, electrical or
mechanical abuse, abnormal operating conditions, or modifications were made to the product that were not authorized
by Extron.
NOTE: If a product is defective, please call Extron and ask for an Application Engineer to receive an RA (Return
Authorization) number. This will begin the repair process.
USA: (714) 491-1500
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during shipment. Returned units must include the serial number and a description of the problem, as well as the name of
the person to contact in case there are any questions.
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such damage.
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