MLC 104 and MLC 104 IP Series Setup Guide

Setup Guide
MLC 104 and MLC 104 IP Series
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MediaLink™ Controllers
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servent à empêcher les composants internes sensibles de surchauffer. Ces ouvertures
ne doivent jamais être bloquées par des objets.
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.
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Precaucion
Leer las instrucciones • Leer y analizar todas las instrucciones de operación y
seguridad, antes de usar el equipo.
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futura consulta.
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en el equipo o en la documentación del usuario, deben ser obedecidas.
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sean especificamente recomendados por el fabricante, ya que podrian
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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
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Advertencia
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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.
Batería de litio • Existe riesgo de explosión si esta batería se coloca en la posición
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有重要的操作和维护说明。
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。
这个符号警告用户该设备机壳内有暴
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。
露的危险电压,有触电危险。
电源线保护 • 妥善布线, 避免被踩踏,或重物挤压。
注意
阅读说明书 • 用 户 使 用 该 设 备 前 必 须 阅 读 并 理
解所有安全和使用说明。
保存说明书 • 用户应保存安全说明书以备将来使
用。
遵守警告 • 用户应遵守产品和用户指南上的所有安
全和操作说明。
避免追加 • 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。
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。
Table of Contents
Chapter One • Introduction ................................................... 1-1
About this Manual..................................................................... 1-2
About the MLC 104 Medialink Controllers........................ 1-2
About Global Configurator..................................................... 1-3
System Requirements............................................................... 1-4
Installing the Software............................................................. 1-4
Updating Firmware.................................................................... 1-5
Chapter Two • MLC 104 Series Hardware Setup....... 2-1
Right Side Panel Features and Connections...................... 2-2
Left Side Panel Features and Connections......................... 2-6
Front Panel Features and Basic Operation......................... 2-7
Buttons.................................................................................... 2-7
Volume control. ...................................................................... 2-8
Configuration (host control) port.......................................... 2-8
Chapter Three • MLC 104 Series Software Setup. ... 3-1
Step 1: Download Device Drivers........................................ 3-3
Step 2: Create a New Project . .............................................. 3-4
Step 3: Add an MLC 104 IP or MLC 104 Controller and
Define its Location..................................................................... 3-5
Step 4: Define E-mail Settings (IP model only). .............. 3-7
Defining e-mail server settings.............................................. 3-8
Setting up e-mail notifications.............................................. 3-8
Adding e-mail contacts. ....................................................... 3-10
Step 5: Add a Serial or IR Device. ...................................... 3-11
Downloading additional drivers.......................................... 3-11
MLC 104 series port configuration...................................... 3-11
Adding a serial driver ...........................................................3-11
Adding an IR driver...............................................................3-12
Step 6: Configure the Front Panel Buttons. ................... 3-14
Configuring an input button................................................ 3-14
Configuring the On and Off buttons................................... 3-15
Step 7: Create a Display Shutdown Schedule. .............. 3-16
Step 8: Create a Display Lamp Hour Warning E-mail
(IP model only).......................................................................... 3-18
MLC 104 Series MediaLink • Table of Contents
Table of Contents, cont’d
Step 9: Create a Display Disconnection E-mail
(IP model only).......................................................................... 3-20
Step 10: Build and Upload a Configuration................... 3-21
Building a configuration...................................................... 3-21
Uploading a configuration................................................... 3-22
Accessing GlobalViewer®.................................................... 3-23
MLC 104 MediaLink Controllers
1
Chapter One
Introduction
About this Manual
About the MLC 104 MediaLink Controllers
About Global Configurator
System Requirements
Installing the Software
Updating Firmware
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MLC 104 Series MediaLink • Table of Contents
Introduction
About this Manual
TCP/IP
Network
This setup guide allows you to easily and quickly set up and
configure the Extron MLC 104 or MLC 104 IP controller. The
following step by step instructions first show you how to set up
the hardware, then how to use the Global Configurator (GC)
program to
•
•
add A/V devices to a GC configuration
configure the front panel buttons
•
set a shutdown schedule
set up e-mail alerts that can flag a projector disconnection
or warn that lamp hours are exceeded (IP model only)
About the MLC 104 Medialink Controllers
The Extron MLC 104 Series MediaLink™ Controllers can control
a projector and various other items such as VCR and DVD
players.
•
The IP model (MLC 104 IP) can be configured and
controlled either via RS-232 serial communication or via an
Ethernet network using standard Internet protocol.
•
The non-IP model (MLC 104) has nearly all the features
of the IP model, but can be configured and controlled via
RS-232 only.
The Extron MLC 104 Series MediaLink™ Controllers can control
a projector and an optional Extron switcher. Throughout this
setup guide they are referred to as the MLC 104 IP, MLC 104,
MLC, or controller. Both models offer RS-232 or IR based
display (projector) control and RS-232 control of an Extron
switcher.
Users can go to the Extron Web site (www.extron.com) to obtain
device drivers.
1-2
MLC 104 Series MediaLink Controllers • Introduction
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A typical application for an MLC 104 IP Medialink™
Controller
About Global Configurator
The Extron Global Configurator software is an application that
allows non-programmers to configure a wide range of Extron
IP Link®-enabled products, and create entire GlobalViewer®
systems. It provides an integrated environment for defining
A/V control and system monitoring functionality from an
easy-to-use graphical user interface. It allows you to configure
a single room controller as well as build a Web-based asset
management and remote monitoring system for hundreds of
A/V devices in multiple locations.
C You must use Global Configurator version 2.2 or
later to configure the MLC 104 series. Using an
earlier version (2.0.0 through 2.1.x) risks damage
to the products. Immediately update any existing
controllers configured with older versions of the
software. See "Installing the Software" later in this
chapter for instructions on how to install GC 2.2.
MLC 104 Series MediaLink Controllers • Introduction
1-3
Introduction, cont’d
Global Configurator provides the following features for the
MLC 104 series:
To install the software on your hard drive:
1.
Offline configuration — Using Global Configurator, you can
configure your MLC 104 Medialink controller without
having the actual device on hand, eliminating the need to
connect your MLC before starting the configuration.
Go to www.extron.com and click the Download tab.
2.
Click the IP Link® Software link or icon.
GlobalViewer Web pages (IP model only) — GlobalViewer
Web pages (HTML, XML, and JavaScript) allow you to
control and manage devices such as VCRs, DVDs, and
displays connected to an MLC 104 IP. These pages are
generated when you build and upload your project files
in GC.
GlobalViewer can be viewed using Microsoft
Internet Explorer® (version 6 and above) from any
computer with access to the network.
3.
Click the Global Configurator link or icon.
4.
From the Global Configurator page, click the
Download Now button.
5.
Provide the necessary information, then click the
Download GCSWxxxxx.exe button.
The program wizard walks you through the remaining process.
By default, the installation creates the necessary directories,
placing icons, files, drivers, and a help file for
Global Configurator within them.
Updating Firmware
•
Intel® Pentium® III processor or later with at least a 1 GHz
clock speed
•
Microsoft® Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or
later operating system
Extron periodically updates product firmware in conjunction
with the release of new software revisions. When updating any
Extron software to the latest revision level, please be sure to
read the supplied release notes, or contact an Extron Application
Engineer to determine if your Extron product also requires a
firmware update.
•
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
N For more information regarding how to update the
•
512 MB of RAM
•
50 MB of hard disk space
•
A network connection with a minimum data transfer rate
of 10 Mbps
System Requirements
firmware, refer to appendix B in the
MLC 104 Series User's Manual.
Installing the Software
Before getting started with Global Configurator, you must install
the software. The configuration software is available at no
charge via the Extron Web site at www.extron.com.
C You must use Global Configurator version 2.2 or
later to configure the MLC 104 series. Using an
earlier version (2.0.0 through 2.1.x) risks damage
to the products. Immediately update any existing
controllers configured with older versions of the
software.
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MLC 104 Series MediaLink Controllers • Introduction
MLC 104 Series MediaLink Controllers • Introduction
1-5
Introduction, cont’d
MLC 104 MediaLink Controllers
2
Chapter Two
MLC 104 Series Hardware Setup
Right Side Panel Features and Connections
Left Side Top Panel Features and Connections
Front Panel Features and Basic Operation
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MLC 104 Series MediaLink Controllers • Introduction
Hardware Setup
This chapter describes right, left, and front panel features, basic
front panel operation, and how to connect cables to the
MLC 104 series controller.
Transmit (Tx)
Receive (Rx)
Ground ( )
Transmit (Tx)
Receive (Rx)
Ground ( )
Bidirectional
Tx/IR
Rx
GROUND
PWR SNS
GROUND
+12V OUT
Right Side Panel Features and Connections
Projector
Panel
DISPLAY
RS-232/IR
MLC 104 Series
Right Side Panel
N Each projector or display may require different wiring. For
Tx
HOST/
CONFIG
1
details, refer to the manual that came with your projector.
Rx
GROUND
Tx/IR
6
Rx
PRESS TAB WITH
TWEEKER TO REMOVE
+V
B
LAN
+12V OUT
A
G
SCP
E
A
Rx
B
5
PWR SNS
GROUND
MLS
PWR
RS-232 12V
4
GROUND
SCP
COMM
3
DISPLAY
RS-232/IR
2
c
Tx
GROUND
SCP Comm port — The SCP 104 replicates the MLC’s front
panel controls. You can connect up to two Extron SCP 104
control pads to this port to allow remote control of the MLC 104
controller.
SCPs can be daisy chained. Extron recommends the
Comm-Link (CTL and CTLP) cable for these connections.
SCP 104
A +12 VDC
B Ground ( )
GROUND
DISPLAY
+12V IN
ON
OFF
VCR
1
DVD
2
PC
3
E SCP communication (IR)
a
Display RS-232 /IR port — This port is configurable for
bidirectional RS-232 or infrared signal output control.
From this port, commands sent from a driver or user-defined
command strings (entered via the Global Configurator) can be
sent to the display device.
For bidirectional RS-232 communication, the transmit, ground,
and receive pins must be wired at both the controller and the
projector connectors, as shown on the following page.
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B
+12V IN
Tx
A
GROUND
Rx
E
SCP
COMM
GROUND
B
SCP
G
A
MLS
PWR
RS-232 12V
CONFIG
4
SCP 104
Right panel, Host/Config port — For MLC configuration and
control, connect to the 3-pin captive screw.
This port has the following RS-232 protocol:
• 38400 baud
• 1 stop bit
• no parity
• 8 data bits
• no flow control
b
+V
MLC 104 Series
Right Side Panel
VOLUME
+12V OUT
Right Side
MLC 104 Series MediaLink Controllers • Hardware Setup
MLC 104 Series
Right Side Panel
Maximum =
2 SCPs
Per System
200' (61 m) max.
to Last Device
Extron CTLP Cable Color Code:
E
C
B
A
SCP Communication
Control Module Communication
Ground ( ) & Drain Wire
+12 VDC
= White
= Violet
= Black & Drain Wire
= Red
An MLC 104 series controller daisy chained to a
SCP 104
N The maximum distance allowed between an MLC
controller and a SCP 104 is 200’ (61 m).
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Hardware Setup, cont’d
If you connect an optional switcher (such as an Extron
MLS Series switcher) to the MLC, you must connect a ground
wire between the switcher and the MLC, as shown in the
following diagram.
MLC/IR
ABC
MediaLink
Switcher's
rear panel
MLC/IR port
NOTE
N Check the power supply’s polarity before connecting it to
the MLC. See the diagram below.
Ridges
A
0.2” (5 mm) MAX.
A
SECTION A–A
You must connect a
ground wire
between the MLC
and MLS.
Power Supply
Output Cord
MLC's
Power
Port
PWR
12V
Power wiring
connector and LEDs (IP model only) — An Ethernet
f LAN
connection can be used on an ongoing basis to control the
Transmit (Tx)B
Receive (Rx)A
Tx
Rx
GROUND
MLC 104 IP (and the devices connected to it) in an Ethernet
network.
A B
MLS
RS-232
MLC 104 Series
Right Side Panel
•
Use a straight-through cable for connection to a switch,
hub, or router.
•
Use a crossover cable for connection directly to a PC.
Configure the settings for this port via either SIS commands, an
embedded Web page, or Global Configurator.
N For a list of Extron switchers this connector supports, refer
to the MLC 104 Series User's Manual.
e
from an Extron switcher. The controller requires a separate
12 VDC power supply.
Smooth
Ground ( )
B Receive (Rx)
A Transmit (Tx)
N Power the controller via an external power supply, not
+12V IN
MLS RS-232 port — This port can control an optional Extron
switcher or other RS‑232 controllable device.
GROUND
d
PWR (power) connector — To provide power to the MLC,
connect a cable between this port and a 12 VDC, 1 amp
(maximum) power supply, as shown below. For power wiring
instructions, see the diagram on the following page.
LAN port defaults are as follows:
•
•
•
•
IP address: 192.168.254.254
gateway IP address: 0.0.0.0
subnet mask: 255.255.0.0
DHCP: off
An external
power supply
(12 VDC, 1 A max.)
+12V IN
GROUND
Ground ( )
+12 VDC input
PWR
12V
MLC 104 Series
Right Side Panel
Ground all devices.
Connecting an MLC 104 Series controller
to an external power supply
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Left Side Panel Features and Connections
Front Panel Features and Basic Operation
There are several features that must be set up prior to using the
MLC. Refer to chapter 4 in the MLC 104 Series User's Manual for
details.
1
2
DISPLAY
R
ON
1
OFF
VOLUME
3
VCR
1
DVD
2
PC
3
CONFIG
4
Left Side
MLC 104 Series
Left Side Panel
a
Reset button and LED — Pressing this recessed button causes
various IP functions and Ethernet connection settings to be reset
to their factory defaults. Refer to chapter 2 in the
MLC 104 Series User's Manual for details.
MLC 104 IP
MLC 104, MLC 104 IP
Front Panel
4
Buttons
The MLC 104 Series controllers have backlit buttons. The
button caps are removable so the button labels can be changed.
a
b
Display On/Off buttons — After they have been configured,
press the On button to turn the display device on, and press the
Off button to power it off. Only one of these two buttons can
be selected (active) at once. Using Global Configurator, other
functions can be associated with each of these buttons.
Input selection buttons — By default, these buttons are a
mutually exclusive group (only one of these buttons can be
selected at a time).
Press an input selection button to select the desired audio and
video input on the projector or an optional Extron switcher.
The button lights brighter and remains lit while an audio-video
input is selected.
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Hardware Setup, cont’d
Volume control
c
Volume knob and LEDs — Rotate this knob to adjust the audio
volume. Global Configurator lets you select whether this
knob will control the projector’s audio levels or the optional
MediaLink switcher’s audio levels.
If the MLC is configured for use with a MediaLink Switcher
or projectors, the MLC’s LEDs light to indicate volume ranges
(with steadily lit LEDs) and minimum/maximum volume limits
(with flashing LEDs).
If the MLC is configured for increment/decrement volume
adjustment, the LEDs scroll up/down briefly.
Configuration (host control) port
d
Front panel Config port — This 2.5 mm mini stereo jack
provides an RS-232 connection for configuration and control.
An optional cable for this port is the 9-pin D to 2.5 mm stereo
mini TRS RS‑232 cable, shown below, (Extron part #70-335-01).
6 feet
(1.8 m)
1
9
5
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (Gnd)
9-pin D
Connection
TRS Plug
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 5
Computer's RX line
Computer's TX line
Computer's signal ground
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
Pin out for TRS RS-232 cable wiring
This port has the following RS-232 protocol:
•
•
•
•
•
3
Chapter Three
MLC 104 Series Software Setup
Part #70-335-01
6
MLC 104 MediaLink Controllers
38400 baud
1 stop bit
no parity
8 data bits
no flow control
Step 1: Download Device Drivers
Step 2: Create a New Project
Step 3: Add an MLC 104 Controller and Define its Location
Step 4: Define E-mail Settings (IP model only)
Step 5: Add Serial and IR Devices
Step 6: Configure the Front Panel Buttons Step 7: Create a Display Shutdown Schedule
Step 8: Create a Display Lamp Hour Warning E-mail (IP model only)
Step 9: Create a Display Disconnection E-mail (IP model only)
Step 10: Build and Upload a Configuration
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Software Setup
This chapter provides the steps for setting up your
MLC 104 series controller using the Global Configurator (GC)
software. By means of example, you will learn how to
•
Add drivers that allow control of A/V devices.
•
Configure the controller's power buttons, and input
selection buttons to control a video projector.
•
Schedule a projector shutdown, create a lamp hour
warning alert, and create a projector disconnection e-mail
alert.
Each of the following steps of configuration are described in
detail in the subsequent sections of this chapter.
1 Downloading device drivers
Step 1: Download Device Drivers
In order to configure an MLC to control a device, you must
download the drivers for each device.
For the purposes of this setup guide and tutorial, you will
download two drivers to use in the following examples: one
serial driver (for a video projector) and one IR driver (for a
DVD/VCR player).
If you prefer to download the drivers required for your own
configuration, replace our example drivers with your own in the
following exercises.
To download the required drivers, do the following:
1.
Double-click the GC icon to launch Global Configurator.
2 Creating a new project
3 Adding an MLC 104 or MLC 104 IP controller and
defining its location
4 Defining e-mail settings (IP model only)
5 Adding serial or IR devices
6 Configuring the front panel buttons
7 Creating a display shutdown schedule
The GC 2 Start Options dialog box appears.
2.
Click the Add Drivers Subscription button.
3a. From the Available Manufacturers/Device Types box,
choose the required manufacturer(s) from the left window
by clicking its name. For the following exercises, choose
Epson.
9 Creating a display disconnection e-mail (IP model only)
3b. From the Available Manufacturers/Device Types box,
choose the required device(s) from the right window by
clicking its icon. For the following exercises, choose video
projector.
10 Building and uploading a configuration
4.
From the far right column of buttons, click the Subscribe
button. The selected items appear in the Current Driver
Subscriptions window.
5.
Repeat steps 3-5 above, choosing Hitachi as the
manufacturer and DVD/VCR as the device.
6.
Click the Download button to download the drivers under
the Current Driver Subscriptions window.
8 Creating a display lamp hour warning e-mail
(IP model only)
N This setup guide provides instructions for the primary
setup and configuration of the MLC 104. For additional
information and more detailed instructions, refer to the
MLC 104 Series User's Manual or the GC Help file
accessed through the GC software.
C You must use Global Configurator version 2.2 or
later to configure the MLC 104 series. Using an
earlier version (2.0.0 through 2.1.x) risks damage
to the products. Immediately update any existing
controllers configured with older versions of the
software. See "Installing the Software" in chapter 1
for instructions on how to install GC 2.2.
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N If you wish to unsubscribe to a particular driver, check its
check box and then click the Unsubscribe button.
7.
After all of your drivers are successfully subscribed, click
the OK button. The GC 2 Start Options dialog reappears.
N When adding new drivers to an open project, you
must close (and save) the configuration for a successful
download. Reopen the configuration to view the
downloaded drivers. See "Step 5: Add Serial and IR
Devices" for detailed instructions.
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Step 2: Create a New Project
1.
If the GC 2 Start Options dialog is displayed, select the
"Create a New Project" option and click the OK button.
The Project Settings dialog box appears, as shown below.
N You can also access the Project Settings dialog box via
the Edit menu.
Step 3: Add an MLC 104 IP or MLC 104
Controller and Define its Location
The most essential step in creating a configuration in a GC
project is to add an IP Link device. The following instructs how
to add an MLC 104 IP and MLC 104 controller to
Global Configurator.
N If the Add Device dialog box is not displayed, select
Add Device from the Edit menu.
To add the MLC 104 IP, do the following:
Add Device dialog box (Basic)
(for IP version only)
Project Settings dialog box
2.
If passwords have been set on the MLC, enter the
administrator and user passwords. Ensure that both
passwords are repeated in the Verify fields.
1.
From the IP Link Device drop-down menu, select
MLC 104 IP.
2.
Enter or edit the host name or IP address in the
Name/IP Address text box so that it matches the one
assigned to the product by your network administrator.
3.
In the Display Name box, enter an easy to remember,
descriptive name (e.g., MLC104IP GC). You may choose
to keep the default name.
4.
Click the Advanced button.
N If a password has been set on the MLC 104 series controller
but none is entered here, you will be unable to upload a
new configuration. By default, there is no password set on
the controller.
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3.
Click the Sync IP Link device’s time and date to PC’s
time and date check box and fill in the appropriate
Daylight Saving time zone values in the menu drop boxes,
if necessary.
4. Click the OK button. The Add Device dialog box appears.
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Software Setup, cont’d
To add the MLC 104, do the following:
1.
From the IP Link Device drop-down menu, select
MLC 104.
2.
Select a serial port number (if more than one is available).
3.
Click the OK button. The Global Configurator front panel
window appears, as shown below.
Add Device dialog box (Advanced)
(for IP version only)
5.
Select the Auto Configure IP Address check box. The
MAC Address text box becomes active and the first three
octets of the MAC address appear.
6.
Locate the MAC address on the rear of the Extron IP
product or obtain it from your network administrator.
7.
Enter the remainder of the MAC address in the MAC
Address text box (the first three octets should be filled in).
The Global Configurator Front Panel window
8.
Click the Set button. This assigns the new IP address to
the IP device.
N This Global Configurator project can be saved at any time
9.
Click the New Location button in the upper right corner of
the Add Device dialog box. A Location folder is created,
in edit mode. You can use additional folders to create up
to eight location levels.
10. Assign a location-oriented name to the highlighted folder
(e.g., Room 201).
11. Once finished, click the OK button. The
Global Configurator Front Panel window appears, as
shown on the following page.
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by selecting Save from the File menu.
Step 4: Define E-mail Settings (IP model only)
Global Configurator supports scheduling, monitoring, and
e-mail alerts for all connected devices (e.g., a video projector).
For example, you can create a schedule to shut down a projector
at a predetermined time, and/or create an e-mail alert that
warns a school administrator if the projector's lamp hours are
nearing expiration.
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Software Setup, cont’d
Defining e-mail server settings
Before you set up e-mail notifications, ensure that your e-mail
server, subnet mask and gateway settings are set. If not, use the
Change Device Setting feature to set them up.
1.
From the Tools menu, choose Change Device Settings....
The Device Settings page appears and displays every
device in the current project.
2.
Select the MLC 104 IP from the list.
3.
From the Settings menu, choose Set Mail Server....
4.
Complete each of the fields with your mail server
IP address, mail server domain, and, if necessary, your
user name and password.
5.
Click the OK button.
6.
Go back to the Settings menu to complete the entries for
your subnet mask and gateway settings.
Setting up e-mail notifications
The Email Manager provides preset messages for some of the
most common actions performed in GC.
To set up an e-mail notification for a specified action, do the
following:
1.
From the Global Configurator Edit menu, choose Email
Manager. The Email Manager dialog box appears, as
shown on the following page.
Email Manager dialog box
2.
Select one of the choices under the Name field.
This action automatically populates the Name, Subject, and
Body fields for the action, but these fields can be altered, if
needed.
To create a custom notification e-mail message, do the following:
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1.
Fill in name, subject, and body sections in the Email
Manager dialog box.
2.
Click the Add button. The custom message joins the list of
preset messages.
3.
Click the Done button to close the dialog box.
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Software Setup, cont’d
Adding e-mail contacts
To add e-mail contacts, do the following:
1.
From the Edit menu, choose Contact Manager. A dialog
box appears.
2.
Fill in the name, e-mail address, and the company areas of
the Contact Manager dialog box.
Step 5: Add a Serial or IR Device
Adding an A/V device (projector displays, VCRs, DVDs, etc.)
for an MLC to control requires that you first add the device’s
driver to the GC configuration.
Downloading additional drivers
If you successfully downloaded device drivers in
"Step 1: Download Device Drivers", proceed to "MLC 104 port
configuration" below.
If you have not downloaded or need additional device drivers
for your open project, you'll need to save and close the current
project to access new drivers. To do so,
Contact Manager dialog box
3.
Click Add to add the newly-created contact to the list.
4.
Click OK to close the dialog box.
1.
Select New from the File menu, but click the Yes button
when prompted to save.
2.
If the file was not previous saved, you must enter a project
name in the Project Name field.
3.
Click the OK button. This automatically closes the current
project.
4.
Click the Add Drivers Subscription button on the start
options dialog.
5.
Follow the instructions under "Step 1: Download Device
Drivers".
6.
Reopen the saved project by choosing Open An Existing
Project from the list of options.
You are now ready to add A/V devices to the configuration
using the new drivers.
MLC 104 series port configuration
The MLC 104 and MLC 104 IP have a single port that you
can configure to use for a serial or IR device. The following
illustrates how to add a projector or a DVD using each type of
driver.
Adding a serial driver
1. From the IP Link tab (on the left pane), select the port
named Display.
2.
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Use the drop-down menus under Serial Driver Selection
to select device type (choose video projector), and
manufacturer (choose Epson). For this example, select the
Epson PowerLite 7700p video projector from the Available
Drivers field.
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Software Setup, cont’d
3.
Click the Add Driver button. The Epson projector appears
within the Selected Driver field.
To view these IR driver functions as buttons on your
GlobalViewer Web page (IP model only), do the following:
Notice that this action also populates the Driver
Command and State Configuration field with predefined
functions. These functions appear later as buttons on your
GlobalViewer® Web page.
5.
Under the IR Display Group field, use the Add Group
button to add a folder (i.e., group) to the GlobalViewer
Web Group(s) field.
6.
Rename the folder according to the function of the device
and/or any name that allows you to easily recognize the
device. In this case, use the name "DVD_VCR".
7.
Under the IR Driver Function(s) field, select the desired
functions (e.g., Power or Menu).
8.
Use the small green arrows between the two fields to
populate the DVD_VCR folder with the functions you
require. You can also drag and drop them into the folder.
Notice that the Display icon is renamed to match the name
of the added device.
Add Serial Driver window
Adding an IR driver
1. From the IP Link tab (on the left pane), select the port
named Display.
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2.
Use the drop-down menu under Serial Driver Selection to
change the port type to IR (notice the menu name change
to IR Driver Selection). Click the OK button to confirm the
change.
3.
Under IR Driver Selection, choose device type (choose
DVD/VCR), and manufacturer (choose Hitachi). In the
Available Drivers field, choose Hitachi DV-PF7E.
4.
Click the Add Driver button. The Hitachi DVD/VCR
appears within the Selected Driver(s) field.
Notice that this action also populates the IR Driver
Function(s) field with predefined functions.
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Add IR Driver window
MLC 104 Series MediaLink Controllers • Software Setup
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Software Setup, cont’d
Step 6: Configure the Front Panel Buttons
Once the device drivers are added, you can configure the
MLC's front panel buttons. For this exercise, you will configure
Input and On/Off buttons. Additionally, you can modify a
button caption, add a tool tip, set repeat rates, and select button
modes.
N You can customize any front panel button (DVD, VCR,
4.
Under the Button Operations field, select the Driver tab
and expand the tree under the Epson PowerLite 7700p
projector icon. A list of possible projector operations
appear.
5.
Expand the Input Control folder to view the input control
options.
6.
Drag the Video icon (under Input Control) over to either
of the right-sided window fields labeled Press or Release.
The one you choose determines whether the command will
activate on the press of the button or on the release of it.
Notice that the Epson PowerLite 7700p projector now
appears under your chosen Press or Release field, and the
DVD button is marked with a red triangle. This indicates
that the DVD button is now configured.
On/Off, etc.) on an MLC, but most are shipped with the
most common operations labeled for you.
Configuring the On and Off buttons
Grouped within the Display section of the MLC 104 series front
panel, the On/Off buttons can be used to power on or off a
projector.
To configure the on/off buttons, do the following:
Front Panel window with configured buttons
Configuring an input button
Input buttons on the MLC 104 include the following, grouped
together on the MLC front panel: VCR, DVD, PC, and a blank
button for custom use.
N The steps in the following example require using a serial
1.
In the window under the Front Panel tab, click the yellow
On button on the MLC 104 front panel.
2.
Under the Button Operations field, expand the tree under
the Epson PowerLite 7700p projector icon. A list of
operations appear.
3.
Expand the Power Control folder to view the options.
4.
Drag the On icon to the right-sided window field labeled
Release. This sets the command to activate on the release
of the button.
N Failure to configure the On or Off buttons on Release may
cause problems with the PIN Mode feature. Refer to the
MLC 104 User's Manual for details.
Notice that the Epson PowerLite 7700p projector now
appears under the Release field, and the front panel On
button is marked with a red triangle. This indicates that
the On button is now configured.
5.
To configure the Off button, repeat steps 1 through 4.
port driver.
To configure the DVD button to switch to a DVD player when
pressed, do the following:
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1.
Select the Front Panel tab.
2.
Choose the green DVD input button.
3.
Notice that the default in Line 1 (a caption field) reads
DVD. You can change this to a different name, if desired,
and set the tool tip, repeat rate, and button mode, if
applicable.
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Software Setup, cont’d
Step 7: Create a Display Shutdown Schedule
Global Configurator’s (GC) scheduling feature enables you to
schedule actions and events for a selected device. Scheduling
is often useful for setting a projector or other device to shut
down or turn on at a predetermined time (e.g., in a school, all
projectors can be set to power off at 5:00 P.M.).
For events that occur at the same time daily, change the
time alongside the Set All button. Click the Set All button
to automatically change all selected days of the week.
5.
Click Next. This takes you to the actions page, where you
can specify the action.
To schedule a display shutdown:
1.
Click on the Schedule tab in the Global Configurator
window.
2.
Click the Add Schedule button below the Scheduled
Actions window. The Scheduled Actions Wizard dialog
box appears.
Display shutdown action selection dialog
6.
Select the device to be scheduled (for our purposes,
choose the Epson PowerLite 7700p) from the Subject Port
window.
7.
Select the action Power Control Off from the Available
Options window, then click the Apply Action button.
8.
Click Done. The dialog box closes.
Scheduled Actions Wizard
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3.
Enter a name (e.g., Shutdown) in the Enter Scheduled
Action Name field.
4.
Indicate the time for the desired action and uncheck
inactive times (e.g., weekend hours when staff are away).
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Software Setup, cont’d
Step 8: Create a Display Lamp Hour Warning
E-mail (IP model only)
Global Configurator’s monitoring feature enables you to
configure a MLC 104 IP controller to monitor many parameters
of the connected display devices. For example, a monitor alert
can warn the school administrator if a display lamp hour limit
is close to expiration, or if a display is inexplicably disconnected
from the MLC 104 IP controller.
To set a display lamp hour warning e-mail, do the following:
1.
Click the Monitor tab in the Global Configurator window.
2.
Click the Add Monitor button below the Monitored
Conditions dialog. The Monitored Conditions Wizard
dialog appears.
3.
Enter a name (e.g., Lamp hour) in the Enter Monitored
Condition Name field area. The label now appears in the
left pane.
4.
Click the Next button to specify a condition. This takes
you to the actions page, where you can specify the action.
Monitored Conditions Wizard dialog
5.
In the Subject Port window, select the display
(choose Epson PowerLite 7700p) for which the lamp hour
warning is to be set. A list of monitoring options appears
under the Available Options window.
6.
Set the lamp hour limit by doing the following:
a. Choose Lamp Usage Time (hours): Value under the
Available Options window.
b. Enter a value (e.g., 800) in the Lamp Usage Time
(hours) box.
c. Click Apply Condition for each condition assigned.
d. Click Next.
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7.
Click Next again to add an e-mail notification.
8.
Click on the appropriate e-mail message and contacts,
then click Apply Email/Contacts.
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Software Setup, cont’d
7.
Click Next again to add an e-mail notification.
8.
Highlight the appropriate e-mail message (Disconnect
Notification) and contacts (e-mail recipient), and click
Apply Email/Contacts.
9.
Click Done. The dialog box closes.
Step 10: Build and Upload a Configuration
The Global Configurator project file contains all the
configuration data (port assignments, product/device locations,
scheduling data, etc.) you have created in Global Configurator.
This is the data used to build the project's GlobalViewer Web
pages for the MLC 104 IP.
Building a configuration
To build a configuration, do the following:
Display lamp hour e-mail notification
9.
Click Done. The dialog box closes.
Step 9: Create a Display Disconnection
E-mail (IP model only)
To set a display disconnected e-mail alert, do the following:
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1.
Click the Monitor tab in the Global Configurator window.
2.
Click the Add Monitor button below the Monitored
Conditions window. The Monitored Conditions Wizard
window appears.
3.
Enter a name (enter Disconnected) in the Enter Monitored
Condition Name field area. The label now appears in the
left pane.
4.
Click Next to specify a condition.
5.
Select the desired equipment (for our purposes, choose the
Epson PowerLite 7700p) from the Subject Port window
and Connection Status: Disconnected from Available
Options.
6.
Click Apply Condition, then click Next.
MLC 104 Series MediaLink Controllers • Software Setup
1.
Click the GlobalViewer tab at the left pane window to open
GlobalViewer Designer.
2.
Confirm that all configured products have been given a
location. If not, drag each product to the desired location
or create new ones.
3.
Save your project file. If a project file has not been
saved, GC prompts you to do so before building the
configuration.
4.
From the Build menu, choose Build All Configurations or
Build Changed Configurations.
The Build menu
An activity bar appears, indicating that the build is
progressing. The Upload Manager dialog appears when
the build is complete.
MLC 104 Series MediaLink Controllers • Software Setup
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Software Setup, cont’d
Uploading a configuration
Accessing GlobalViewer®
The process of uploading your project is essential to successfully
configuring the MLC 104 and creating a GlobalViewer Web page
for the MLC 104 IP. You can upload the project to one MLC at a
time or several at once.
After uploading a configuration file to a MLC 104 IP controller,
there are two ways to access the GlobalViewer Web page:
•
From the Upload Manager window, click the
Test GV System button.
N You can configure devices offline, but the device must be
•
Right-click the MLC 104 IP controller icon in the IP Link
tree and select Open GlobalViewer® Webpage.
connected to the network for a successful upload.
The Upload Manager appears only after a build has been
successfully performed on at least one device. If errors occur
during the build of any devices, a dialog box appears listing the
errors.
The Upload Manager window before file upload
To begin the upload, do the following:
1.
Click Begin. The Upload Manger monitors the progress of
the download.
2.
Click Close.
GlobalViewer main page
The configuration should now be successfully uploaded to
the appropriate product(s).
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