Epson MediaLink Controller MLC 104 IP Plus Setup guide

MLC 104 IP Plus Series • Setup Guide
The Extron MLC 104 IP Plus Series MediaLink® Controller integrates Ethernet connection into AV systems to allow users
to remotely control, monitor, and troubleshoot AV equipment, including display devices and switchers. It includes an
embedded web server, serial ports, and configurable digital I/O ports for use in applications that require control and
monitoring of multiple devices within an AV system.
The MLC 104 IP Plus series of controllers are configured using the free Extron Global Configurator (GC) software. The
MLCs integrate seamlessly with Extron GlobalViewer® Enterprise (GVE) software and the free GlobalViewer web-based AV
resource management softwarefor remote control applications. Global Configurator and other useful software applications
are available at www.extron.com.
A checklist of basic setup steps is provided at the end of this guide. For additional information see the help files and the
MLC 104 IP Plus Series User Guide, available at www.extron.com.
Panels and Features
Display On and
Off Buttons
Input Selection
Buttons
DISPLAY
RESET
Reset LED
ON
Reset Button
(recessed)
OFF
VOLUME
VCR
1
DVD
2
IR
PC
3
CONFIG
4
Top Panel
IR Learning
Receiver
Left Side
MLC 104 IP PLUS
Front
Panel
Volume Knob Config (RS-232
host control) Port
and LEDs
Display or
Projector Control Port
DISPLAY
RS-232/IR
RUN
100
Tx
Rx
GROUND
A
LAN (IP) Port
IR OUT
B C D E
COMM LINK
+V OUT
GROUND
CM
IR IN
SCP
2
3
B
MLS
RS-232
A
Rx
Tx
GROUND
POWER
12V
GROUND
+12V IN
PRESS TAB WITH
TWEEKER TO REMOVE
1
DIGITAL
I/O
GROUND
LAN
Control Module/IR/SCP
Port (COMM LINK)
Digital I/O Ports (3)
MLS Switcher Port
Power Input (12 VDC)
Right Side
Rear Panel
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MLC 104 IP Plus Series • Setup Guide (Continued)
Cabling and Features
Attach cables using the following wiring diagrams as a guide. Full details are available in the MLC 104 IP Plus Series User Guide.
CAUTION: Installation and service must be performed by authorized personnel only.
Control — Projector or Display
Projector or
Display
RS-232 Port
or
RS-232
Ground ( )
Receive (Rx)
Transmit (Tx)
IR
Ground ( )
IR Output Signal
Ground ( )
Receive (Rx)
Transmit (Tx)
A
CM
(+)
(-)
Unidirectional
IR
Projector
or Display
IR Receiver
(+)
(-)
(+)
Two Single IR Emitters
Projector RS-232 / IR Port(s)
SCP
IR IN
+V OUT
IR OUT
DISPLAY
RS-232/IR
GROUND
Tx
Rx
Right
Side
Panel
GROUND
LAN
Bidirectional
(-)
Select RS-232 protocol via
software or SIS command.
Signals are bidirectional, ±5 V.
RS-232 default protocol:
• 9600 baud
• 8 data bits • 1 stop bit
• no parity
• no flow control
B C D E
COMM LINK
Control — Control Modules,
SCP Control Panels (COMM Link Port)
NOTE: Each projector or display may
require different wiring. See the
manual that came with the projector
or display, or the Extron device driver
communication sheet for details.
Infrared:
• TTL level (0 to 5 V)
• Up to 1 MHz
SCP 104
DISPLAY
ON
+12 VDC
Ground ( )
IRCM, ACM, RCM
A
B
C
D
E
VOLUME
SCP communication (IR)
OFF
VIDEO
1
AUX
VIDEO
2
PC
3
IMAGE
MUTE
4
LAN
PRESS TA
TWEEKER TO
A
1
B C D E
COMM LINK
2
3
C IRCM/ACM/RCM
B Ground ( )
A +12 VDC
MLC
Right Side
Panel
GROUND
CM
SCP
IR IN
+V OUT
IR OUT
DISPLAY
RS-232/IR
GROUND
Tx
Rx
GROUND
SCP 104
DIGITAL
I/O
DVD & VCR CONTROL
DVD
Tx
VCR
TITLE
MENU
ENTER
TV/VCR
TUNER
CM/IR/SCP Port
PREV/REW PLAY NEXT/FWD PAUSE
• SCPs: Two maximum per system
• Control modules: four maximum (four module addresses)
• Total distance from port to last device: 200 feet (61 m) maximum
IRCM-DV+
Control — Digital Input or Output (I/O)
Digital I/O Ports
These three ports can be used as digital input or output, with or without +5 VDC pull-up.
Once configured, the digital input or output can monitor or trigger events and functions
(toggle relays, issue commands, send e-mail).
RIght Side Panel
2
A
B C D E
COMM LINK
B
MLS
RS-232
Ground ( )
+12V IN
Tx
A
GROUND
3
Rx
2
DIGITAL
I/O
GROUND
1
GROUND
SCP
CM
IR IN
GROUND
IR OUT
DISPLAY
RS-232/IR
+V OUT
Tx
Rx
GROUND
LAN
Digital I/O
PRESS
PRE
SS TAB WITH
TWEEK
ER TO REMOVE
TWEEKER
POWER
12V
Switch,
Sensor,
Relay
STOP
Control — MLS Switcher (MLS RS-232 Port)
Power
MLC/IR
Ground
(ridged)
Rear Panel
MLC/IR port
on MLS Switcher
Power Input
• Front panel buttons light when the
MLC receives power.
D E
LINK
A
B C D E
COMM LINK
B
MLS
RS-232
DIGITAL
I/O
MLS
RS-232
External
Power Supply
(12 VDC, 1 A max.)
+12V IN
Tx
B
GROUND
A
POWER
12V
Ground all devices.
+12V IN
Tx
A
GROUND
3
Rx
2
DIGITAL
I/O
GROUND
1
3
Right
Side
Panel
PRESS TAB WITH
TWEEKER TO REMOVE
GROUND
CM
SCP
IR IN
+V OUT
MLC
Right
Side
Panel
GROUND
LAN
Transmit (Tx) B
Receive (Rx) A
2
Rx
1
3/16"
(5 mm)
Max.
Ground ( )
+12 VDC Input
PRESS TAB WITH
TWEEKER TO REMOVE
GROUND
IR IN
LAN
NOTES:
• You must connect a ground wire
between the MLC and MLS.
• If you use cable that has a drain wire,
tie the drain wire to ground at both ends.
GROUND
Heat Shrink
Over Ground
or Drain Wires
Ground ( )
B Receive (Rx)
A Transmit (Tx)
12 VDC
(smooth)
• Connect to 12 VDC, 1 A power supply.
• Check the polarity of the power supply
wires before connecting it to the MLC.
SCP
A B C
POWER
12V
MLS Switcher RS-232 Port
Select RS-232 protocol via software or SIS
command. Signals are bidirectional, ±5 V.
RS-232 default protocol:
• 9600 baud • 8 data bits • 1 stop bit
• no parity
• no flow control
Control — LAN (Ethernet)
MAC Address
(on top, and
on front panel)
MAC: 00-05-A6-XX-XX-XX
S/N:
Ethernet (LAN)
DISPLAY
RS-232/IR
Activity LED:
Blinks to indicate data
is being sent or received.
Tx
Rx
GROUND
IR OUT
A
B C D E
COMM LINK
+V OUT
GROUND
CM
IR IN
LAN
SCP
PRESS TAB WITH
TWEEKER TO REMOVE
1
2
DIGITAL
I/O
3
GROUND
B
MLS
RS-232
A
Rx
Tx
GROUND
POWER
12V
GROUND
Link LED: Lights to indicate
a network connection.
Connect to an Ethernet network with a
straight through cable. This port must be
configured.
Default protocol:
• MLC 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: autodetected
Pins:
12345678
RJ-45
Connector
+12V IN
Crossover Cable
Straight-through Cable
Right Panel
(for direct connection to a PC)
(for connection to a switch, hub, or router)
End 1
PC
Insert Twisted
Pair Wires
TCP/IP
Network
NOTE: You must use this LAN port
to set up the MLC and
upload GC configuration
files and firmware. All
configuration can be
performed via this port.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Wire Color
white-orange
orange
white-green
blue
white-blue
green
white-brown
brown
End 1
End 2
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Wire Color
white-orange
orange
white-green
blue
white-blue
green
white-brown
brown
Both ends use the TIA/EIA T568A wiring standard.
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Wire Color
white-orange
orange
white-green
blue
white-blue
green
white-brown
brown
End 2
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Wire Color
white-green
green
white-orange
blue
white-blue
orange
white-brown
brown
Wire end 1 following the TIA/EIA T568A wiring standard,
wire end 2 with the T568B wiring standard.
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MLC 104 IP Plus Series • Setup Guide (Continued)
Control — Serial (Config)
DISPLAY
ON
OFF
VOLUME
VCR
1
DVD
2
PC
3
Config Serial (RS-232) Port
This port supports bidirectional RS-232 (-5 - +5 VDC)
communication.
Protocol:
• 38400 baud
• 8 data bits
• 1 stop bit
• no parity
• no flow control
CONFIG
4
Front panel Config port:
• RS-232 only (Tx, Rx, ground)
MLC 104 IP PLUS
MLC104 IP Plus Front Panel
6 feet
(1.8 m)
1
6
5
9
Part #70-335-01
Tip
Ring
Sleeve (Gnd)
9-pin D
Connection
TRS Plug
Pin 2
Pin 3
Pin 5
Computer Rx line
Computer Tx line
Computer signal ground
Tip
Ring
Sleeve
To/From the
RS-232 Port
on a PC
NOTES:
• Use the front panel Config port only for sending basic SIS
commands (such as those for IP setup and troubleshooting)
and checking unit information and responses.
• You must use the LAN port (not the Config port) to set up
the MLC and upload GC configuration files or firmware.
About Global Configurator (GC)
What It Does
Global Configurator is the software tool for setting up an MLC and the system it controls.
Global Configurator:
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Loads device drivers and uses commands from them for controlling other products
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Creates a single configuration file containing all the settings for the MLC and the products it interacts with in the AV system
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Generates a graphical user interface called GlobalViewer that is uploaded to the MLC (a GlobalViewer host device)
along with the completed configuration and can be accessed as a web page
By using GlobalViewer, users can manage, monitor, and control Extron and third-party equipment such as projectors,
displays, computer monitors, Blu-ray™ players, and DVD players.
What To Set Up in GC
Use GC software to create a configuration that tells the MLC how its ports will function; how to control other products;
what to monitor; when to do things; and whom to notify, how, when, and under what circumstances.
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Configuration
1.
Download and install the latest versions of the following:
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Global Configurator software — for setting up the MLC and creating a single system configuration file
Device driver package — for use with GC, to make control of other devices possible
All are avail­able from www.extron.com or on the included Extron Software Products Disc.
2.
Obtain IP address and subnet mask information for the MLC from the network administrator.
3.
Cable devices to the MLC (see”Cabling and Features” in this guide), then power on all the devices.
4.
Connect the MLC to a network, power it on, and use ARP (see “Network Configuration Using ARP“ below) to set the
IP address for the unit.
5.
Using Global Configurator, create a project, configure the MLC and other IP Link devices, and upload the configuration
to the MLC.
6.
Launch the GlobalViewer interface and test the configuration and the system.
NOTE:
Additional information and step-by-step instructions on configuration tasks are available in the Global Configurator
Help file. The Global Configurator Help file includes an introduction to the software and how to start a GC project.
Resources
Obtaining Control Drivers
Extron provides an extensive selection of device drivers in the driver
package available on the Extron website. If the system requires a control
driver that is not part of the driver package, you have additional options:
Instructions, Information, and
Assistance
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Request a new serial (RS‑232) driver from Extron.
For additional information see the help
files and the MLC 104 IP Plus Series User
Guide, available at www.extron.com.
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Create your own custom IR device driver using Extron IR Learner
software. Follow the directions in the IR Learner Help file to create a
driver by using the remote control for that device and the IR receiver
port on the front panel of the MLC.
If you have questions during installation
and setup, call the Extron S3 Sales &
Technical Support Hotline or the Extron
S3 Control Systems Support Hotline.
Configuring for Network Communication
Network Configuration Options
When you power on the MLC for the first time, you have a choice of several ways to set up the IP address:
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Use
Use
Use
Use
the ARP (address resolution protocol) command — See the instructions below.
a Web browser — See the MLC 104 IP Plus Series User Guide.
the Global Configurator software — See the Global Configurator Help file.
SIS commands via Telnet — See the MLC 104 IP Plus Series User Guide.
Network Configuration Using ARP
Use ARP to configure the IP address as follows:
1.
Obtain a valid IP address for the MLC from the network administrator.
2.
Obtain the MAC address of the MLC from the label on its rear panel. The MAC address should have this format:
00-05-A6-xx-xx-xx.
3.
Connect the PC and the MLC to the same subnetwork.
4.
At the PC, access the command prompt, then enter
the arp –s command. Type in the desired new
IP address for the unit and the MAC address of the
unit (listed on the rear panel of the MLC). For
example:
arp –s 10.13.197.7 00-05-A6-03-69-B0
5.
Execute a ping command by entering “ping”
followed by a space and the new IP address at the
command prompt. For example:
ping 10.13.197.7
The response should show the new IP address, as
shown in the figure at right.
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MLC 104 IP Plus Series • Setup Guide (Continued)
Mounting
Attach cables using the preceding pages
as a guide, then securely mount the
MLC and other devices into the wall
or furniture. Optional mounting kits
(see part numbers at right) are
available for use with the MLC. Read
the instructions and UL guidelines
that come with the any mounting kit
for installation procedures.
Optional mounting kits
Part number
SMB 102 Two-gang Surface Mount Box (black)
60-640-02
SMB 104 Four-gang Surface Mount Box (black)
60-642-02
MLM 104 6GWP Six-Gang Wall Mounting Kit (black)
70-355-02
MLM 104 L Replacement Lectern Mounting Kit (black, white)
70-357-02, -03
MLM 104 LAAP Replacement Lectern Mounting Kit with AAP
opening (black )
70-358-02
Setup Checklist: How to Proceed With Installation
Get Ready
Familiarize yourself with the features of the MLC 104 IP Plus.
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Download and install the latest version of the Extron Global Configurator (GC) software and the latest driver
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package (avail­able from www.extron.com or on the Extron Software Products Disc.)
Obtain IP setting information for the MLC from the network administrator.
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Obtain model names and setup information for devices the MLC will control.
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Perform Physical Installation
Mount the unit.
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Cable devices to ports on the MLC.
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Connect power cords and turn on the devices in the following order: output devices (projectors, monitors,
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speakers), the MLC, a PC (for setup), SCP panel (if desired), then all input devices (such as DVD players).
Configure the MLC
Connect the PC and the MLC to the same Ethernet subnetwork and use ARP via Telnet, Extron DataViewer, or a
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similar application to configure the MLC for network communication.
Create a new GC project and configure the MLC. See the Global Configurator Help file.
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Test the system.
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If you have questions during installation and setup, you can call the Extron S3 Sales & Technical Support Hotline or the
Extron S3 Control Systems Support Hotline.
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