AMX NI-2000 Instruction manual

AMX NI-2000 Instruction manual
instruction manual
NetLinx Integrated
Controllers
(NI-2000, NI-3000, and NI-4000)
(Firmware build 300 or higher)
N e t L i n x C e n t ra l C o n t r o l l e r s a n d C a r d s
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction ...............................................................................................................1
NI-2000 Specifications ...................................................................................................... 2
NI-3000 Specifications ...................................................................................................... 6
NI-4000 Specifications .................................................................................................... 11
Quick Setup and Configuration Overview ............................................................17
Installation Procedures.................................................................................................... 17
Configuration and Communication .................................................................................. 17
Update the Controller and Control Card Firmware.......................................................... 18
Program NetLinx Security into the On-Board Master ...................................................... 18
Connections and Wiring ........................................................................................19
Setting the Configuration DIP Switch (for the Program Port) .......................................... 19
Baud rate settings .................................................................................................................. 19
Program Run Disable (PRD) mode........................................................................................ 19
Working with the Configuration DIP switch ............................................................................ 20
Setting the CardFrame DIP Switch (NI-4000 Only)......................................................... 20
Program Port Connections and Wiring............................................................................ 20
Modes and Front Panel LED Blink Patterns.................................................................... 21
Port Assignments and Functionality ................................................................................ 21
AXlink Port and LED........................................................................................................ 22
Wiring Guidelines ............................................................................................................ 22
Preparing captive wires.......................................................................................................... 22
Wiring length guidelines ......................................................................................................... 23
Wiring a power connection..................................................................................................... 23
Using the 4-pin mini-Phoenix connector for data and power ................................................. 23
Using the 4-pin mini-Phoenix connector for data with external power ................................... 24
RS-232/422/485 Device Port Wiring Specifications ........................................................ 24
ICSNet RJ-45 Connections/Wiring .................................................................................. 25
ICSHub OUT port................................................................................................................... 26
Relay Connections and Wiring ........................................................................................ 26
Relay connections.................................................................................................................. 27
Input/Output (I/O) Connections and Wiring ..................................................................... 27
IR/Serial Connections and Wiring ................................................................................... 28
NetLinx Control Card Slot Connector (NI-4000 unit only) ............................................... 29
Ethernet 10/100 Base-T RJ-45 Connections/Wiring ....................................................... 29
Ethernet ports used by the Integrated Controllers ................................................................. 30
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Installation and Upgrading .................................................................................... 33
Installing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4000 Only) ............................................................. 33
Setting the NetLinx Control Card Addresses (NI-4000 Only).......................................... 34
Device:Port:System (D:P:S)............................................................................................ 34
Removing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4000 Only) ........................................................... 35
Compact Flash Upgrades ............................................................................................... 35
Accessing the internal components on an Integrated Controller............................................ 35
Installation of Compact Flash upgrades................................................................................. 36
Closing and Securing the Integrated Controller ..................................................................... 37
Installing the Integrated Controller into an Equipment Rack ........................................... 38
Configuration and Firmware Update .................................................................... 41
Communicating with the Master via the Program Port.................................................... 41
Setting the System Value................................................................................................ 42
Using multiple NetLinx Masters.............................................................................................. 44
Changing the Device Address of a NetLinx Device ........................................................ 44
Recommended NetLinx Device numbers............................................................................... 45
Using the ID Button to Change the Controller’s Device Value ........................................ 45
Resetting the Factory Default System and Device Values.............................................. 46
Obtaining the Master’s IP Address (using DHCP) .......................................................... 47
Assigning a Static IP to the NetLinx Master .................................................................... 48
Communicating with the NI Device via an IP .................................................................. 49
Verifying the current version of NetLinx Master Firmware .............................................. 51
Upgrading the On-board Master Firmware via an IP ...................................................... 52
Upgrading the NI Controller Firmware via IP .................................................................. 54
Upgrading the NXC Card Firmware via IP (NI-4000 ONLY) ........................................... 57
NetLinx Security within the Web Server .............................................................. 61
NetLinx Security Terms................................................................................................... 62
Accessing an Unsecured Master via an HTTP Address ................................................. 63
Browser Application Frames ........................................................................................... 63
Default Security Configuration ........................................................................................ 64
Master Firmware Security Access Parameters ............................................................... 66
Web Control .................................................................................................................... 66
Managing WebControl Connections ...................................................................................... 66
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Security Features ............................................................................................................ 68
Security - System Level Security page .................................................................................. 69
Setting the system security options for a NetLinx Master ...................................................... 72
ICSP Authentication ............................................................................................................... 73
Security - Group Level Security page .................................................................................... 74
Adding a new Group .............................................................................................................. 76
Modifying the properties of an existing Group........................................................................ 76
Deleting an existing Group..................................................................................................... 77
Security - User Level Security page....................................................................................... 77
Adding a new User................................................................................................................. 79
Modifying the properties of an existing User .......................................................................... 80
Deleting an existing User ....................................................................................................... 81
System Settings .............................................................................................................. 82
System Settings - Manage System page ............................................................................... 82
Manage System - System Menu Buttons ........................................................................ 85
System Menu - Modifying the Date/Time ............................................................................... 85
System Menu - Changing the System Number...................................................................... 85
System Menu - Rebooting the Master.................................................................................... 86
System Menu - Controlling/Emulating Devices on the Master ............................................... 86
Manage System - Diagnostics ............................................................................................... 89
Setting up and removing a Diagnostic Filter .......................................................................... 90
Setting the Master’s Port Configurations......................................................................... 92
Manage System - Server ....................................................................................................... 92
Modifying the Server Port Settings......................................................................................... 94
SSL Server Certificate Creation Procedures................................................................... 96
Server - Display SSL Server Certificate Information .............................................................. 98
Server - Creating a self-generated SSL Certificate................................................................ 98
Server - Regenerating an SSL Server Certificate Request.................................................... 99
Server - Creating a Request for an SSL Certificate ............................................................... 99
Common Steps for Requesting a Certificate from a CA................................................ 100
Communicating with the CA................................................................................................. 100
Server - Exporting an SSL Certificate Request.................................................................... 101
Server - Importing a CA created SSL Certificate ................................................................. 103
Manage System - Device Menu Buttons ....................................................................... 104
Device Menu - Configuring the Network Settings ................................................................ 104
Device Menu - Developing a URL List ................................................................................. 105
Device Menu - Changing the Device Number...................................................................... 107
Device Menu - Controlling or Emulating a device ................................................................ 107
Device Menu - Viewing the Log ........................................................................................... 107
Device Menu - Running a Diagnostic Filter.......................................................................... 108
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System Settings - Manage License............................................................................... 108
Adding a new license ........................................................................................................... 109
Removing a license.............................................................................................................. 109
System Settings - Manage NetLinx Devices ................................................................. 110
Manage NetLinx Devices - Displaying NDP-capable devices.............................................. 112
Manage NetLinx Devices - Obtaining NetLinx Device information....................................... 112
Manage NetLinx Devices - Binding/Unbinding..................................................................... 113
System Settings - Manage Other Devices - Dynamic Device Discovery Pages ........... 114
Manage Other Devices - Manage Device Bindings ...................................................... 119
Manage Other Devices Menu - Viewing Discovered Devices.............................................. 122
Manage Other Devices Menu - Creating a new User-Defined Device................................. 124
Accessing an SSL-Enabled Master via an IP Address ................................................. 126
Using your NetLinx Master to control the G4 panel ............................................................. 128
What to do when a Certificate Expires .......................................................................... 130
NetLinx Security with a Terminal Connection ................................................... 131
NetLinx Security Features............................................................................................. 131
Initial Setup via a Terminal Connection......................................................................... 132
Establishing a Terminal connection ..................................................................................... 132
Accessing the Security configuration options................................................................ 132
Option 1 - Set system security options for NetLinx Master (Security Options Menu) .......... 133
Option 2 - Display system security options for NetLinx Master............................................ 135
Option 3 - Add user .............................................................................................................. 135
Option 4 - Edit User.............................................................................................................. 135
Option 5 - Delete user .......................................................................................................... 138
Option 6 - Show the list of authorized users ........................................................................ 138
Option 7 - Add Group ........................................................................................................... 138
Option 8 - Edit Group ........................................................................................................... 141
Option 9 - Delete Group ....................................................................................................... 141
Option 10 - Show List of Authorized Groups........................................................................ 141
Option 11 - Set Telnet Timeout in seconds.......................................................................... 142
Option 12 - Display Telnet Timeout in seconds ................................................................... 142
Option 13 - Make changes permanent by saving to flash .................................................... 142
Main Security Menu ...................................................................................................... 143
Default Security Configuration ...................................................................................... 144
Help menu............................................................................................................................ 145
Logging Into a Session.................................................................................................. 147
Logout ........................................................................................................................... 148
Help Security........................................................................................................................ 148
Setup Security...................................................................................................................... 148
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Programming ........................................................................................................149
Converting Axcess Code to NetLinx Code .................................................................... 149
Master Send_Commands.............................................................................................. 149
Master IP Local Port Send_Commands ........................................................................ 151
Using the ID Button ....................................................................................................... 151
Device:Port:System (D:P:S)................................................................................................. 152
Program Port Commands.............................................................................................. 152
ESC Pass Codes........................................................................................................... 163
Notes on Specific Telnet/Terminal Clients .................................................................... 164
WindowsTM client programs................................................................................................ 164
Linux Telnet client ................................................................................................................ 164
LED Disable/Enable Send_Commands ........................................................................ 164
RS-232/422/485 Send_Commands .............................................................................. 165
RS-232/422/485 Send_String Escape Sequences ....................................................... 169
IR / Serial Ports Channels ........................................................................................... 170
IR/Serial Send_Commands........................................................................................... 170
Input/Output Send_Commands..................................................................................... 176
Troubleshooting ...................................................................................................177
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Introduction
NetLinx Integrated Master Controllers can be programmed to control RS-232/422/485, Relay,
IR/Serial, and Input/Output devices through the use of both the NetLinx programming language
and the NetLinx Studio application (version 2.4 or higher). Another key feature of this products is
the ability to easily access the configuration switches without having to remove a
cover plate.
NetLinx Integrated Master Controller Features
NI-2000
(FG2105-01)
• 1 RS-232 Program port
• 3 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 ports
• 4 IR/Serial Output ports
• 4 Digital Input/Output ports
• 4 Relays
NI-3000
(FG2105-02)
• 1 RS-232 Program port
• 7 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 ports
• 8 IR/Serial Output ports
• 8 Digital Input/Output ports
• 8 Relays
NI-4000
(FG2105)
• Support for up to 4 NetLinx control cards (such as NXC-COM2, NXC-IRS4, etc.)
• 1 RS-232 Program port
• 7 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 ports
• 8 IR/Serial Output ports
• 8 Digital Input/Output ports
• 8 Relays
These NI Controllers are Duet-compatible and can be updgraded via firmware. Duet is a
dual-interpreter firmware platform from AMX which combines the proven reliability and power of
NetLinx with the extensive capabilities of the Java®2 MicroEdition (J2ME) platform. Duet
simplifies the programming of a system that includes the NI-900 and other third party devices by
standardizing device and function definitions, defaulting touch panel button assignments, and
controlling feedback methods. Dynamic Device Discovery makes integration even easier by
automatically identifying and communicating with devices which support this new beaconing
technology. Refer to the System Settings - Manage Other Devices - Dynamic Device Discovery
Pages section on page 114 for more detailed information on the use of Dynamic Device Discovery
(DDD).
These NI Controllers use a combination lithium battery and clock crystal package called a
Timekeeper. Only one Timekeeper unit is installed within a given NI controller. The battery can be
expected to have up to 3 years of usable life under very adverse conditions. Actual life is
appreciably longer under normal operating conditions. This calculation is based on storing the unit
without power in 50° C (120° F) temperature until battery levels are no longer acceptable. The part
number for a replacement battery is 57-0032.
The NI series of NetLinx masters do not support controlling RS232 devices via the IR
port.
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NI-2000 Specifications
The front panel LEDs (FIG. 1) are grouped by control type and are labeled according to their
corresponding port (connector) numbers on the rear of the unit. The back of the unit contains
three RS-232/422/485, one Relay, one IR/Serial and one I/O connectors. In addition, this unit
provides an ID pushbutton, AXlink LED, and other related connectors. FIG. 2 shows the front and
rear of the NI-2000.
FIG. 1 NI-2000 NetLinx Integrated Controller (front view)
RS-232/422/485 TX/RX LEDs (red/yellow)
Link/Active-Status-Output-Input
Relay LEDs (red)
IR/Serial LEDs (red)
I/O LEDs
(yellow)
Front
ICSNet (2)
Rear
Relays
(Port 4)
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1-3)
ICSHub Out
Ethernet
IR/Serial (Ports 5-8)
I/O (Port 9)
Program
port
DIP
switch
AXLink LED
(green)
AXLink
port
PWR
ID Pushbutton
FIG. 2 NI-2000 front and rear panel components
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NI-2000 Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
• 3.47" x 17.00" x 3.47" (8.81 cm x 43.18 cm x 8.82 cm)
• 2 RU (rack unit) high
Power requirements:
• 700 mA @ 12 VDC
Memory:
• 32 MB SDRAM
• 1 MB of Non-volatile Flash
Compact Flash:
• 32 MB Card (upgradeable). Refer to the Optional Accessories section on
page 6 for more information.
Weight:
• 4.50 lbs (2.04 kg)
Enclosure:
• Metal with black matte finish
Front Panel Components:
LINK/ACT
• Green LED lights when the Ethernet cable is connected and an active link
is established. This LED also blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Status
• Green LED lights to indicate that the system is programmed and
communicating properly.
Output
• Red LED lights when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On/Off,
sends data strings, etc.
Input
• Yellow LED blinks when the Controller receives data from button pushes,
strings, commands, channel levels, etc.
RS-232/422/485 LEDs
• Three sets of red and yellow LEDs light to indicate the rear DB9 Ports 1-3
are transmitting or receiving RS-232, 422, or 485 data:
- TX LEDs (red) light when transmitting data
- RX LEDs (yellow) light when receiving data
- LED activity reflects transmission and reception activity
Relay LEDs
• Four red LEDs light to indicate the rear relay channels 1-4 are active
(closed).
• These LEDs reflect the state of the relay on Port 4
• If the relay is engaged = LED On and if the relay is Off = LED Off
IR/Serial LEDs
• Four red LEDs light to indicate the rear IR/Serial channels 1-4 are
transmitting control data on Ports 5-8
• LED indictor for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial
data is being generated
I/O LEDs
• Four yellow LEDs light when the rear I/O channels 1-4 are active
Rack-mount brackets
• Provide an installation option for the Integrated Controller to be mounted
into an equipment rack.
• LED indicator for each I/O port reflects the state of that particular port
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NI-2000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Components:
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1 -3)
• Three RS-232/422/485 control ports using DB9 (male) connectors with
XON/XOFF (transmit On/transmit Off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to
send), and 300-115,200 baud.
• Channel range = 1-255
• Channels 1-254 provide feedback
• Channel 255 (CTS Push channel): Reflects the state of the CTS Input if a
'CTSPSH' command was sent to the port
• Output data format for each port is selected via software
• Three DB9 connectors provide RS-232/422/485 termination
ICSNet
• Two RJ-45 connectors for ICSNet interface
ICSHub Out
• Single RJ-45 connector provides data to another Hub connected to the
Controller
Relay (Port 4)
• Four-channel single-pole single-throw relay ports
• Each relay is independently controlled.
• Supports up to 4 independent external relay devices
• Channel range = 1-4
• Each relay can switch up to 24 VDC or 28 VAC @ 1 A
• One 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connector provides relay
termination
Digital I/O (Port 9)
• Four-channel binary I/O port for contact closure
• Each input is capable of voltage sensing. Input format is software
selectable.
• Interactive power sensing for IR ports
• Channel range = 1-4
• All inputs are assigned to respective IR/Serial ports for "automatic" power
control through the use of software commands. Power control is provided
via commands such as: ’PON’, ’POF’, ’POD’, ’DELAY’, I/O Link etc.).
• Contact closure between GND and an I/O port is detected as a PUSH
• When used as voltage input - I/O port detects a low signal (0- 1.5 VDC) as
a PUSH and a high signal (3.5 - 5 VDC) as a RELEASE
• When used as an output - each I/O port acts as a switch to GND and is
rated at 200 mA @ 12 VDC
• One 6-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connector provides I/O port
termination
Note: This IO port uses 5V logic but can handle up to 12V without harm. It
can handle up to 12V on the input. At higher voltages you run a higher risk of
surge damage.
IR/Serial (Ports 5-8)
• Four IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers up to
1.142 MHz
• Each output is capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial
• Four IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
• Channel range = 1-32,767
• Channels 1-128 (output): IR commands
• Channels 129-253: used as reference channels
• Channel 254 (feedback): Power Fail (used with 'PON' and 'POF'
commands)
• Channel 255 (feedback): Power status (when IO Link is set)
• One 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connector provides IR/Serial port
termination
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NI-2000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Components
(Cont.):
IR/Serial (Ports 5-8)
• Four IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers up to 1.142
MHz
• Each output is capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial
• Four IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously
• Channel range = 1-32,767
• Channels 1-128 (output): IR commands
• Channels 129-253: used as reference channels
• Channel 254 (feedback): Power Fail (used with 'PON' and 'POF'
commands)
• Channel 255 (feedback): Power status (when IO Link is set)
• One 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connector provides IR/Serial port
termination
Program port
• Single RS-232 DB9 connector (male) can be connected to a DB9 port on a
computer; used with serial commands, NetLinx programming commands,
other DB9 capable devices, and to upload/download information from the
NetLinx Studio 2.4 program.
Configuration DIP switch
• Use this DIP switch to set the communication parameters for the rear
RS232 Program port.
ID pushbutton
• Provides the NetLinx ID (D:S) assignment for the device. Refer to the
Changing the Device Address of a NetLinx Device section on page 44.
• The D notation is used to represent a device number.
• The S notation is used to represent the System number of the Master.
Ethernet port
• Single RJ-45 port for 10/100 Mbps communication. The Ethernet Port
automatically negotiates the connection speed (10 Mbps or 100 Mbps) and
whether to use half duplex or full duplex mode.
Ethernet Link/Activity LED
• LEDs show communication activity, connections, speeds, and mode
information:
SPD-speed - Yellow LED lights On when the connection speed is 100 Mbps
and turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.
L/A-link/activity - Green LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are
connected/terminated correctly and blinks when receiving Ethernet data
packets.
AXlink LED
• One green LED indicates the state of the AXlink connector port.
• Normal AXlink activity = 1 blink/second
• Abnormal AXLink activity = cycle of 3 consecutive blinks and then Off
AXlink port
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector provides data and power to
external control devices.
Power port
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector
Included Accessories:
• 2 CC-NIRC IR Emitters (FG10-000-11)
• Installation Kit (KA2105-01):
One 8-pin Relay Common Strip (41-2105-01)
Four rack mount screws (80-0186)
Four washers (80-0342)
• One 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) Relay connector (41-5083)
• One 6-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connector (41-5063)
• One 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AXlink connector (41-5047)
• One 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector (41-5025)
• Removable rack ears. Allows for tabletop and under-counter mountings
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NI-2000 Specifications (Cont.)
Optional Accessories:
• 2 Pin Black Male Phoenix Connector (3.5mm) (41-5026)
• CC-NIRC IR cables (FG10-000-11)
• CC-NSER IR/Serial cables (FG10-007-10)
• CSB Cable Support Bracket (FG517)
• NCK, NetLinx Connector Kit (FG2902)
• NI-2000 Quick Start Guide (93-2105-01)
• PSN2.8 12 VDC power supply (FG423-17)
• PSN6.5 12 VDC power supply (FG423-41)
• STS, Serial To Screw Terminal (FG959)
• Upgrade Compact Flash (factory programmed with firmware):
NXA-CFNI64M - 64 MB compact flash card (FG2116-31)
NXA-CFNI128M - 128 MB compact flash card (FG2116-32)
NXA-CFNI256M - 256 MB compact flash card (FG2116-33)
NXA-CFNI512M - 512 MB compact flash card (FG2116-34)
NXA-CFNI1G - 1 GB compact flash card (FG2116-35)
NI-3000 Specifications
The front LEDs (FIG. 3) are grouped by control type and are labeled according to their
corresponding port (connector) numbers on the rear of the unit. The back of the this unit contains
RS-232/422/485, Relay, IR/Serial and I/O connectors. In addition, this unit provides an ID
pushbutton, AXlink LED, and other related connectors. FIG. 4 shows the front and rear of the
NI-3000.
FIG. 3 NI-3000 NetLinx Integrated Controller (front view)
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RS-232/422/485 TX/RX LEDs (red/yellow)
Link/Active-Status-Output-Input
Relay LEDs (red)
IR/Serial LEDs (red)
I/O LEDs (yellow)
Front
ICSNet (2)
Rear
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1-7)
Relays
(Port 8)
ICSHub Out
IR/Serial (Ports 9-16)
I/O (Port 17)
Program
port
AXLink LED
(green)
Ethernet
DIP
switch
AXLink
port
PWR
ID Pushbutton
FIG. 4 NI-3000 front and rear panel components
NI-3000 Specifications (Cont.)
Dimensions (HWD):
• 3.47" x 17.00" x 3.47" (8.81 cm x 43.18 cm x 8.82 cm)
• 2 RU (rack unit) high
Power requirements:
• 900 mA @ 12 VDC
Memory:
• 32 MB SDRAM
• 1 MB of Non-volatile Flash
Compact Flash:
• 32 MB Card (upgradeable). Refer to the Optional Accessories section on
page 10 for more information.
Weight:
• 4.55 lbs (2.06 kg)
Enclosure:
• Metal with black matte finish
Front Panel Components:
LINK/ACT
• Green LED lights when the Ethernet cable is connected and an active link
is established. This LED also blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Status
• Green LED lights to indicate that the system is programmed and
communicating properly.
Output
• Red LED lights when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On/Off,
sends data strings, etc.
Input
• Yellow LED lights when the Controller receives data from button pushes,
strings, commands, channel levels, etc.
RS-232/422/485 LEDs
• Seven sets of red and yellow LEDs light to indicate the rear DB9 Ports 1-7
are transmitting or receiving RS-232, 422, or 485 data:
- TX LEDs (red) light when transmitting data
- RX LEDs (yellow) light when receiving data
- LED activity reflects transmission and reception activity
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NI-3000 Specifications (Cont.)
Front Panel Components
(Cont.):
Relay LEDs
• Eight red LEDs light to indicate the rear relay channels 1-8 are active
(closed)
• These LEDs reflect the state of the relay on Port 8
• If the relay is engaged = LED On and if the relay is Off = LED Off
IR/Serial LEDs
• Eight red LEDs light to indicate the rear IR/Serial channels 1-8 are
transmitting control data on Ports 9-16
• LED indictor for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial
data is being generated
I/O LEDs
• Eight yellow LEDs light when the rear I/O channels 1-8 are active
• LED indicator for each I/O port reflects the state of that particular port
Rack-mount brackets
• Provide an installation option for the Integrated Controller to be mounted
into an equipment rack.
Rear Panel Components:
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1 -7)
• Seven RS-232/422/485 control ports using DB9 (male) connectors with
XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to
send), and 300-115,200 baud.
• Channel range = 1-255
• Channels 1-254 provide feedback
• Channel 255 (CTS Push channel): Reflects the state of the CTS Input if a
'CTSPSH' command was sent to the port
• Output data format for each port is selected via software
• Seven DB9 connectors provide RS-232/422/485 termination
ICSNet
• Two RJ-45 connectors for ICSNet interface
ICSHub Out
• Single RJ-45 connector provides data to another Hub connected to the
Controller
Relay (Port 8)
• Eight-channel single-pole single-throw relay ports
• Each relay is independently controlled.
• Supports up to 8 independent external relay devices
• Channel range = 1-8
• Each relay can switch up to 24 VDC or 28 VAC @ 1 A
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connectors provide relay
termination
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NI-3000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Components
(Cont.):
Digital I/O (Port 17)
• Eight-channel binary I/O port for contact closure
• Each input is capable of voltage sensing. Input format is software
selectable.
• Interactive power sensing for IR ports
• Channel range = 1-8
• All inputs are assigned to respective IR/Serial ports for "automatic" power
control through the use of software commands. Power control is provided
via commands such as: ’PON’, ’POF’, ’POD’, ’DELAY’, I/O Link etc.).
• Contact closure between GND and an I/O port is detected as a PUSH
• When used as voltage input - I/O port detects a low signal (0- 1.5 VDC) as
a PUSH and a high signal (3.5 - 5 VDC) as a RELEASE
• When used as an output - each I/O port acts as a switch to GND and is
rated at 200 mA @ 12 VDC
• One 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connector provides I/O port
termination
Note: This IO port uses 5V logic but can handle up to 12V without harm. It
can handle up to 12V on the input. At higher voltages you run a higher risk of
surge damage.
IR/Serial (Ports 9-16)
• Eight IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers up to
1.142 MHz
• Each output is capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial
• Eight IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
• Channel range = 1-32,767
• Channels 1-128 (output): IR commands
• Channels 129-253: used as reference channels
• Channel 254 (feedback): Power Fail (used with 'PON' and 'POF'
commands)
• Channel 255 (feedback): Power status (when IO Link is set)
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connectors provide IR/Serial port
termination
IR/Serial (Ports 9-16)
• Eight IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers up to
1.142 MHz
• Each output is capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial
• Eight IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously
• Channel range = 1-32,767
• Channels 1-128 (output): IR commands
• Channels 129-253: used as reference channels
• Channel 254 (feedback): Power Fail (used with 'PON' and 'POF'
commands)
• Channel 255 (feedback): Power status (when IO Link is set)
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connectors provide IR/Serial port
termination
Program port
• Single RS-232 DB9 connector (male) can be connected to a DB9 port on a
computer; used with serial commands, NetLinx programming commands,
other DB9 capable devices, and to upload/download information from the
NetLinx Studio 2.4 program.
Configuration DIP switch
• Use this DIP switch to set the communication parameters for the rear
RS232 Program port.
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NI-3000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Components
(Cont.):
ID pushbutton
• Provides the NetLinx ID (D:S) assignment for the device. Refer to the
Changing the Device Address of a NetLinx Device section on page 44.
• The D notation is used to represent a device number.
• The S notation is used to represent the System number of the Master.
Ethernet port
• Single RJ-45 port for 10/100 Mbps communication. The Ethernet Port
automatically negotiates the connection speed (10 Mbps or 100 Mbps) and
whether to use half duplex or full duplex mode.
Ethernet Link/Activity LED
• LEDs show communication activity, connections, speeds, and mode
information:
SPD-speed - Yellow LED lights On when the connection speed is 100 Mbps
and turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.
L/A-link/activity - Green LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are
connected/terminated correctly and blinks when receiving Ethernet data
packets.
AXlink LED
• One green LED indicates the state of the AXlink connector port.
• Normal AXlink activity = 1 blink/second
• Abnormal AXLink activity = cycle of 3 consecutive blinks and then Off
AXlink port
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector provides data and power to
external control devices.
Power port
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector
Included Accessories:
• Two CC-NIRC IR Emitters (FG10-000-11)
• One 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connector (41-5107)
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) Relay connector (41-5083)
• One 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AXlink connector (41-5047)
• One 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector (41-5025)
• Installation Kit (KA2105-01):
One 8-pin Relay Common Strip (41-2105-01)
Four rack mount screws (80-0186)
Four washers (80-0342)
• Removable rack ears. Allows for tabletop and under-counter mountings
Optional Accessories:
• 2 Pin Black Male Phoenix Connector (3.5mm) (41-5026)
• CC-NIRC IR cables (FG10-000-11)
• CC-NSER IR/Serial cables (FG10-007-10)
• CSB Cable Support Bracket (FG517)
• NCK, NetLinx Connector Kit (FG2902)
• NI-3000 Quick Start Guide (93-2105-01)
• PSN2.8 12 VDC power supply (FG423-17)
• PSN6.5 12 VDC power supply (FG423-41)
• STS, Serial To Screw Terminal (FG959)
• Upgrade Compact Flash (factory programmed with firmware):
NXA-CFNI64M - 64 MB compact flash card (FG2116-31)
NXA-CFNI128M - 128 MB compact flash card (FG2116-32)
NXA-CFNI256M - 256 MB compact flash card (FG2116-33)
NXA-CFNI512M - 512 MB compact flash card (FG2116-34)
NXA-CFNI1G - 1 GB compact flash card (FG2116-35)
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NI-4000 Specifications
The front LEDs (FIG. 5) are grouped by control type, and are labeled according to their
corresponding port (connector) numbers on the rear of the unit. The back of the this unit contains
RS-232/422/485, Relay, IR/Serial and I/O connectors. In addition, this unit provides an ID
pushbutton, AXlink LED, NetLinx Card slots, and other related connectors. FIG. 6 shows the front
and rear of the NI-4000.
FIG. 5 NI-4000 NetLinx Integrated Controller (front view)
RS-232/422/485 TX/RX LEDs (red/yellow)
Relay LEDs (red)
IR/Serial LEDs (red)
Link/Active-Status-Output-Input
NetLinx
Card
slots
(1-4)
I/O LEDs (yellow)
Front
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1-7)
Rear
Relays
(Port 8)
I/O (Port 17)
ICSNet (2)
ICSHub Out
IR/Serial (Ports 9-16)
Ethernet
AXLink LED
(green)
AXLink
port
DIP
switch
Program port
PWR
CardFrame DIP
switch
Slot 1-4 connectors
ID Pushbutton
FIG. 6 NI-4000 front and rear panel components
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NI-4000 Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
• 5.21" x 17.00" x 9.60" (13.23 cm x 43.18 cm x 24.27 cm)
• 3 RU (rack unit) high
Power requirements:
• 900 mA @ 12 VDC (no cards)
Memory:
• 32 MB SDRAM
• 1 MB of Non-volatile Flash
Compact Flash:
• 32 MB Card (upgradeable). Refer to the Optional Accessories section on
page 15 for more information.
Weight:
• 9.15 lbs (4.15 kg)
Enclosure:
• Metal with black matte finish
Front Panel Components:
LINK/ACT
• Green LED lights when the Ethernet cable is connected and an active link
is established. This LED also blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Status
• Green LED lights to indicate that the system is programmed and
communicating properly.
Output
• Red LED lights when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On/Off,
sends data strings, etc.
Input
• Yellow LED lights when the Controller receives data from button pushes,
strings, commands, channel levels, etc.
RS-232/422/485 LEDs
• Seven sets of red and yellow LEDs light to indicate the rear DB9 Ports 1-7
are transmitting or receiving RS-232, 422, or 485 data:
- TX LEDs (red) light when transmitting data
- RX LEDs (yellow) light when receiving data
- LED activity reflects transmission and reception activity
Relay LEDs
• Eight red LEDs light to indicate the rear relay channels 1-8 are active
(closed)
• These LEDs reflect the state of the relay on Port 8
• If the relay is engaged = LED On and if the relay is Off = LED Off
IR/Serial LEDs
• Eight red LEDs light to indicate the rear IR/Serial channels 1-8 are
transmitting control data on Ports 9-16
• LED indictor for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial
data is being generated
I/O LEDs
• Eight yellow LEDs light when the rear I/O channels 1-8 are active
• LED indicator for each I/O port reflects the state of that particular port
NetLinx Control
Card slots 1- 4
Accepts up to 4 compatible NetLinx Control Cards:
• NXC-COM2 Dual COM Port Control Card (FG2022)
• NXC-I/O10 Input/Output Control Card (FG2021)
• NXC-IRS4 4-Port IR/S Control Card (FG2023)
• NXC-REL10 Relay Control Card (FG2020)
• NXC-VAI4 Analog Voltage Control Card (FG 2025)
• NXC-VOL4 Volume Control Card (FG2024)
Rack-mount brackets
12
• Provide an installation option for the Integrated Controller to be mounted
into an equipment rack.
NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Introduction
NI-4000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Components:
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1 -7)
• Seven RS-232/422/485 control ports using DB9 (male) connectors with
XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to
send), and 300-115,200 baud.
• Channel range = 1-255
• Channels 1-254 provide feedback
• Channel 255 (CTS Push channel): Reflects the state of the CTS Input if a
'CTSPSH' command was sent to the port
• Output data format for each port is selected via software
• Seven DB9 connectors provide RS-232/422/485 termination
ICSNet
• Two RJ-45 connectors for ICSNet interface
ICSHub Out
• Single RJ-45 connector provides data to another Hub connected to the
Controller
Relay (Port 8)
• Eight-channel single-pole single throw relay ports
• Each relay is independently controlled.
• Supports up to 8 independent external relay devices
• Channel range = 1-8
• Each relay can switch up to 24 VDC or 28 VAC @ 1 A
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connectors provide relay
termination
Digital I/O (Port 17)
• Eight-channel binary I/O port for contact closure
• Each input is capable of voltage sensing. Input format is software
selectable.
• Interactive power sensing for IR ports
• Channel range = 1-8
• All inputs are assigned to respective IR/Serial ports for "automatic" power
control through the use of software commands. Power control is provided
via commands such as: ’PON’, ’POF’, ’POD’, ’DELAY’, I/O Link etc.).
• Contact closure between GND and an I/O port is detected as a PUSH
• When used as voltage input - I/O port detects a low signal (0- 1.5 VDC) as
a PUSH and a high signal (3.5 - 5 VDC) as a RELEASE
• When used as an output - each I/O port acts as a switch to GND and is
rated at 200 mA @ 12 VDC
• One 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connector provides I/O port
termination
Note: This IO port uses 5V logic but can handle up to 12V without harm. It
can handle up to 12V on the input. At higher voltages you run a higher risk of
surge damage.
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Introduction
NI-4000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Components
(Cont.):
IR/Serial (Ports 9-16)
• Eight IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers up to
1.142 MHz
• Each output is capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial
• Eight IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
• Channel range = 1-32,767
• Channels 1-128 (output): IR commands
• Channels 129-253: used as reference channels
• Channel 254 (feedback): Power Fail (used with 'PON' and 'POF'
commands)
• Channel 255 (feedback): Power status (when IO Link is set)
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connectors provide IR/Serial port
termination
Program port
• Single RS-232 DB9 connector (male) can be connected to a DB9 port on a
computer; used with serial commands, NetLinx programming commands,
other DB9 capable devices, and to upload/download information from the
NetLinx Studio 2.4 program.
Configuration DIP switch
• Use this DIP switch to set the communication parameters for the rear
RS232 Program port.
ID pushbutton
• Provides the NetLinx ID (D:S) assignment for the device. Refer to the
Changing the Device Address of a NetLinx Device section on page 44.
• The D notation is used to represent a device number.
• The S notation is used to represent the System number of the Master.
Ethernet port
• Single RJ-45 port for 10/100 Mbps communication. The Ethernet Port
automatically negotiates the connection speed (10 Mbps or 100 Mbps) and
whether to use half duplex or full duplex mode.
Ethernet Link/Activity LED
• LEDs show communication activity, connections, speeds, and mode
information:
SPD-speed - Yellow LED lights On when the connection speed is 100 Mbps
and turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.
L/A-link/activity - Green LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are
connected/terminated correctly and blinks when receiving Ethernet data
packets.
AXlink LED
• One green LED indicates the state of the AXlink connector port.
• Normal AXlink activity = 1 blink/second
• Abnormal AXLink activity = cycle of 3 consecutive blinks and then Off
AXlink port
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector provides data and power to
external control devices.
Power port
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector
CardFrame Number
DIP switch
• Sets the starting address for the Control Cards in the CardFrame.(Factory
default CardFrame DIP switch value = 0).
• The Control Card address range is 1-3064.
NetLinx Control Card
connectors (1-4)
14
• Four 20-pin (male) connectors that bridge the gap between the Control
Cards in the CardFrame and external equipment.
NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Introduction
NI-4000 Specifications (Cont.)
Included Accessories:
• Two CC-NIRC IR Emitters (FG10-000-11)
• One 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connector (41-5107)
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) Relay connector (41-5083)
• One 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AXlink connector (41-5047)
• One 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector (41-5025)
• Installation Kit (KA2105-01):
One 8-pin Relay Common Strip (41-2105-01)
Four rack mount screws (80-0186)
Four washers (80-0342)
• Removable rack ears. Allows for tabletop, under-counter, and
front/rear rack mounting
Optional Accessories:
• 2 Pin Black Male Phoenix Connector (3.5mm) (41-5026)
• CC-NIRC IR cables (FG10-000-11)
• CC-NSER IR/Serial cables (FG10-007-10)
• CSB Cable Support Bracket (FG517)
• NCK, NetLinx Connector Kit (FG2902)
• NI-4000 Quick Start Guide (93-2105-01)
• PSN2.8 12 VDC power supply (FG423-17)
• PSN6.5 12 VDC power supply (FG423-41)
• STS, Serial To Screw Terminal (FG959)
• Upgrade Compact Flash (factory programmed with firmware):
NXA-CFNI64M - 64 MB compact flash card (FG2116-31)
NXA-CFNI128M - 128 MB compact flash card (FG2116-32)
NXA-CFNI256M - 256 MB compact flash card (FG2116-33)
NXA-CFNI512M - 512 MB compact flash card (FG2116-34)
NXA-CFNI1G - 1 GB compact flash card (FG2116-35)
• NXC cards (see the Card Slot section (page 12) of this Specification table
for more detailed information)
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Quick Setup and Configuration Overview
Quick Setup and Configuration Overview
Installation Procedures
These are the steps involved with the most common installation procedures of these devices:
Carefully unpack the contents of the box.
Confirm the contents of box (page 3 thru page 14).
Familiarize yourself with the units’ connectors and wiring configurations (Connections
and Wiring section on page 19).
Upgrade the factory default 32 MB memory module with a selection of memory sizes
ranging from 64 MB to 1 GB (Compact Flash Upgrades section on page 35), if
necessary.
Install any optional NXC Control Cards (Installing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4000
Only) section on page 33).
Set the Control Card Address range (Setting the NetLinx Control Card Addresses (NI4000 Only) section on page 34) and a Device value (Device:Port:System (D:P:S) section
on page 34).
Set the communication speed on the Program Port DIP switch (Setting the Configuration
DIP Switch (for the Program Port) section on page 19). Default is 38400.
Connect all rear panel components and supply power to the NI unit from the optional
PSN power supply.
Configuration and Communication
These are the general steps involved with setting up and communicating with the Integrated
Controllers’ on-board Master. In the initial communication process:
Connect and communicate with the on-board Master by using the Program port
(Communicating with the Master via the Program Port section on page 41).
Setup the System Value being used with the on-board Master (Setting the System
Value section on page 42).
Re-assign any Device values (Changing the Device Address of a NetLinx Device section
on page 44).
You can then either get a DHCP address for the on-board Master (Obtaining the Master’s
IP Address (using DHCP) section on page 47) or assign a Static IP to the on-board
Master (Assigning a Static IP to the NetLinx Master section on page 48).
Once the IP information is determined, rework the parameters for Master Communication
in order to connect to the on-board Master via the Ethernet and not the Program port
(Communicating with the NI Device via an IP section on page 49).
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Quick Setup and Configuration Overview
Update the Controller and Control Card Firmware
Before using your new Integrated Controller, you must FIRST update your NetLinx
Studio to the most recent release.
Upgrade the on-board Master firmware through an IP Address via the Ethernet connector
(Upgrading the On-board Master Firmware via an IP section on page 52)
(IP recommended).
Upgrade the NI Controller firmware through an IP Address via the Ethernet connector
(Upgrading the NI Controller Firmware via IP section on page 54)
(IP recommended).
Upgrade any connected NetLinx Control Cards being used within the NI-4000 unit
through an IP Address (Upgrading the NXC Card Firmware via IP (NI-4000
ONLY) section on page 57).
Once programming of the on-board Master is complete and the NetLinx Control Cards
are installed; you can now finalize the installation process.
This installation process is done by replacing the faceplate on the NI-4000 (Installing
NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4000 Only) section on page 33) and installing the Controller
into an equipment rack (Installing the Integrated Controller into an Equipment
Rack section on page 38).
Program NetLinx Security into the On-Board Master
Setup and finalize your NetLinx Security Protocols (NetLinx Security within the Web
Server section on page 61 or NetLinx Security with a Terminal Connection section on
page 131).
Program your NI Controller (Programming section on page 149).
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Connections and Wiring
Setting the Configuration DIP Switch (for the Program Port)
Prior to installing the Controller, use the Configuration DIP switch to set the baud rate used by the
Program port for communication. The Configuration DIP switch is located on the rear of the
NI-4000/3000/2000 Integrated Controllers.
Baud rate settings
Before programming the on-board Master, make sure the baud rate you set matches the
communication parameters set on both your PC’s COM port or and those set through your NetLinx
Studio v 2.4. By default, the baud rate is set to 38,400 (bps).
Baud Rate Settings on the Configuration DIP Switch
Baud Rate
Position 5 Position 6 Position 7
Position 8
9600 bps
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
38,400 bps (default)
OFF
ON
ON
ON
57,600 bps
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
115,200 bps
ON
ON
ON
ON
Note the orientation of the Configuration DIP Switch and the ON position label.
DIP switches 2,3, and 4 must remain in the OFF position at all times.
Program Run Disable (PRD) mode
You can also use the Program port’s Configuration DIP switch to set the on-board Master to
Program Run Disable (PRD) mode according to the settings listed in the table below.
PRD Mode Settings
PRD Mode
Position 1
Normal mode (default)
OFF
PRD Mode
ON
The PRD mode prevents the NetLinx program stored in the on-board Master from running when
you power up the Integrated Controller. This mode should only be used when you suspect the
resident NetLinx program is causing inadvertent communication and/or control problems. If
necessary, place the on-board Master in PRD mode and use the NetLinx Studio v 2.4 program to
resolve the communication and/or control problems with the resident NetLinx program. Then
download the new NetLinx program and try again.
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Connections and Wiring
Think of the PRD Mode (On) equating to a PC’s SAFE Mode setting. This mode
allows a user to continue powering a unit, update the firmware, and download a new
program while circumventing any problems with a currently downloaded program.
Power must be cycled to the unit after activating/deactivating this mode on the
Program Port DIP switch #1.
Working with the Configuration DIP switch
1. Disconnect the power supply from the 2-pin PWR (green) connector on the rear of the NetLinx
Integrated Controller.
2. Set DIP switch positions according to the information listed in the Baud Rate Settings on the
Configuration DIP Switch and PRD Mode Settings tables.
3. Reconnect the 12 VDC power supply to the 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix PWR connector.
Setting the CardFrame DIP Switch (NI-4000 Only)
Refer to the previous Setting the NetLinx Control Card Addresses (NI-4000 Only) section on
page 34 for a detailed explanation on this process.
Program Port Connections and Wiring
The Integrated Controllers are equipped with a Program port located on the rear of the unit.
Use an RS232 programming cable to establish a connection between this Program port to your PC's
COM port. This connection provides communication with the NetLinx Integrated Controller. Then
you can download NetLinx programs to this on-board Master using the NetLinx Studio v 2.4
software program. Refer to the NetLinx Studio instruction manual for programming instructions.
The following table shows the rear panel Program Port connector (male), pinouts, and signals.
Program Port, Pinouts, and Signals
Program Port Connector
9
8
5
4
3
2
1
Pin
Signal
2
RX
3
TX
5
GND
7
RTS
8
CTS
7
6
Male
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Modes and Front Panel LED Blink Patterns
The following table lists the modes and blink patterns for the front panel LEDs associated with
each mode. These patterns are not evident until after the unit is powered.
Modes and LED Blink Patterns
LEDs and Blink Patterns
STATUS
(green)
OUTPUT
(red)
INPUT
(yellow)
On
Mode
Description
OS Start
Starting the operating system (OS).
On
On
Boot
On-board Master is booting.
On
Off
On
Contacting DHCP
server
On-board Master is contacting a DHCP
server for IP configuration information.
On
Off
Fast Blink
Unknown DHCP
server
On-board Master could not find the
DHCP server.
Fast Blink
Off
Off
Downloading Boot
firmware
Downloading Boot firmware to the
Master’s on-board flash memory.
Fast Blink
No program running
There is no program loaded, or the
program is disabled.
Normal
On-board Master is functioning normally.
Fast Blink Fast Blink
Do not cycle power during this process!
On
Normal
1 blink per second Indicates
activity
Normal
Indicates
activity
Port Assignments and Functionality
The rear NI-700 and NI-900 Port Assignments are as follows:
NI-2000 Port Assignments
NI-3000/4000 Port Assignments
Port
ICSP Port #
Port
ICSP Port #
Serial Port #1
1
Serial Port #1
1
Serial Port #2
2
Serial Port #2
2
Serial Port #3
3
Serial Port #3
3
Relays Ports (1-4)
4
Serial Port #4
4
IR/Serial Port #1
5
Serial Port #5
5
IR/Serial Port #2
6
Serial Port #6
6
IR/Serial Port #3
7
Serial Port #7
7
IR/Serial Port #4
8
Relays Ports (1-8)
8
I/O Port
9
IR Serial Port #1
9
IR Serial Port #2
10
IR Serial Port #3
11
IR Serial Port #4
12
IR Serial Port #5
13
IR Serial Port #6
14
IR Serial Port #7
15
IR Serial Port #8
16
I/O Port
17
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AXlink Port and LED
All NI-4000/3000/2000 units have an AXlink port and adjacent status LED (FIG. 7). This port
allows the NI to support AMX Legacy AXlink devices such as G3 touch panels (ex: CP4/A) and
PosiTrack Pilot devices. A green LED shows AXlink data activity. When the AXlink port is
operating normally, blink patterns include:
Off - No power, or the controller is not functioning properly
1 blink per second - Normal operation.
3 blinks per second - AXlink bus error. Check all AXlink bus connections.
GND
AXM
AXP
PWR
AXLink
NI-2000/3000/4000 AXlink connector
FIG. 7 AXlink connector and LED
The AXlink port can be used to supply power to downstream AXlink-compatible devices as long as
both the power required is LESS THAN 2 Amps total and the external power supply feeding the NI
unit has the necessary power capability.
Wiring Guidelines
The Integrated Controllers require the use of a 12 VDC-compliant power supply to provide power
through the rear 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix PWR connector. via a 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix
connector. The incoming PWR and GND cable from the power supply must be connected to the
corresponding locations within the PWR connector.
This unit should only have one source of incoming power. Using more than one
source of power to the Controller can result in damage to the internal components
and a possible burn out.
Apply power to the unit only after installation is complete.
Preparing captive wires
You will need a wire stripper and flat-blade screwdriver to prepare and connect the captive wires.
Never pre-tin wires for compression-type connections.
1. Strip 0.25 inch (6.35 mm) of insulation off all wires.
2. Insert each wire into the appropriate opening on the connector (according to the wiring
diagrams and connector types described in this section).
3. Tighten the screws to secure the wire in the connector. Do not tighten the screws excessively,
doing so may strip the threads and damage the connector.
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Wiring length guidelines
The unit should only have one source of incoming power. Refer to the following tables for the
wiring length information used with the different types of NetLinx Integrated Controllers:
Wiring Guidelines - NI-4000 & [email protected] 900 mA
Wire size
Maximum wiring length
18 AWG
120.41 feet (39.70 meters)
20 AWG
76.45 feet (23.30 meters)
22 AWG
49.36 feet (15.04meters)
24 AWG
30.08 feet (9.17 meters)
Wiring Guidelines - NI-2000 @ 700 mA
Wire size
Maximum wiring length
18 AWG
154.83 feet (47.19 meters)
20 AWG
98.30 feet (29.96 meters)
22 AWG
63.40 feet (19.32 meters)
24 AWG
38.68 feet (11.79 meters)
Wiring a power connection
To use the NetLinx 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix power supply jack for power transfer from the PSN
power supply, the incoming PWR and GND cables from the PSN must be connected to their
corresponding locations on the 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix connector (FIG. 8).
PWR +
NetLinx Power Supply
GND To the Integrated Controller
FIG. 8 2-pin mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (direct power)
Using the 4-pin mini-Phoenix connector for data and power
Connect the 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) captive-wire connector to an external NetLinx
device as shown in FIG. 9.
To the Integrated Controller’s
AXlink/PWR connector
To the external AXlink device
Top view
PWR +
AXM/RX
GND -
AXP/TX
PWR +
AXM/RX
GND -
AXP/TX
Top view
FIG. 9 Mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (direct data and power)
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Using the 4-pin mini-Phoenix connector for data with external power
To use the NetLinx 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) captive-wire connector for data
communication and power transfer, the incoming PWR and GND cable from the PSN must be
connected to the AXlink cable connector going to the Integrated Controller. FIG. 10 shows the
wiring diagram. Always use a local power supply to power the Integrated Controller unit.
To the external AXlink device
To the Integrated Controller’s
AXlink/PWR connector
PWR (+)
GND (-)
Local +12 VDC
power supply
(coming from
an external
power supply)
Top view
AXP/TX
AXM/RX
GND -
AXM/RX
GND -
AXP/TX
Top view
FIG. 10 4-pin mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (using external power source)
When you connect an external power supply, do not connect the wire from the PWR
terminal (coming from the external device) to the PWR terminal on the Phoenix
connector attached to the Controller unit. Make sure to connect only the AXM, AXP,
and GND wires to the Controller’s Phoenix connector when using an external power
supply.
Make sure to connect only the GND wire on the AXlink/PWR connector when using a separate
12 VDC power supply. Do not connect the PWR wire to the AXlink connector’s PWR (+)
opening.
RS-232/422/485 Device Port Wiring Specifications
FIG. 11 shows the connector pinouts for the rear RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 (DB9) Device Ports.
These ports support most standard RS-232 communication protocols for data transmission. This
figure gives a visual representation of the wiring specifications for the RS-232/422/485 Device
connectors. Refer to the rear of the unit for more detailed connector pinout information.
DB9 Serial Port pinouts (male connector)
9
8
5
4
3
2
1
7
6
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Pin 2: RX signal
Pin 3: TX signal
Pin 5: GND
Pin 7: RTS
Pin 8: CTS
Pin 1: RX Pin 4: TX +
Pin 5: GND
Pin 6: RX +
Pin 9: TX -
Pin 1: A (strap to 9)
Pin 4: B (strap to 6)
Pin 5: GND
Pin 6: B (strap to 4)
Pin 9: A (strap to 1)
Male
FIG. 11 RS-232/422/485 DB9 (male/female) connector pinouts for the rear Device Ports
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The rear DB9 Device Port connectors support RS-232 communication protocols for PC data
transmission. The table below provides information about the connector pins, signal types, and
signal functions. This table’s wiring specifications are applicable to the rear RS-232/422/485
Device Port connectors on the: NI-4000/NI-3000 (Ports 1-7) and NI-2000 (Ports 1-3).
RS-232/422/485 Device Port Wiring Specifications
Pin Signal
Function
RS-232
1
RX-
2
RXD
Receive data
X
3
TXD
Transmit data
X
4
TX+
Transmit data
5
GND
Signal ground
6
RX+
Receive data
7
RTS
Request to send
X
8
CTS
Clear to send
X
9
TX-
Transmit data
RS-422 RS-485
Receive data
X
X
X (strap to pin 9)
X
X (strap to pin 6)
X
X
X (strap to pin 4)
X
X (strap to pin 1)
ICSNet RJ-45 Connections/Wiring
The following tables show the signal and pinouts/pairing information:.
ICSNet RJ-45 Signals
Pin
Signal-Master
Signal-Device
1
TX +
RX +
2
TX -
RX -
3
N/A
N/A
4
GND
GND
5
N/A
N/A
6
N/A
N/A
7
RX +
TX +
8
RX -
TX -
RJ-45 Pinout Information (EIA/TIA 568 B)
Pin
Wire Color
Polarity
Function
1
Orange/White
+
Transmit
2
Orange
-
Transmit
3
Green/White
-
Mic
4
Blue
-
Ground
5
White/Blue
+
12 VDC
6
Green
+
Mic
7
White/Brown
+
Receive
8
Brown
-
Receive
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
(female)
(male)
RJ-45 connector - pin configurations
The FIG. 12 illustrates the location of the ICSNet and ICSHub Out connectors on the rear panel.
Ports
PORT 1
ICSNet
ICSNet
ICSHub Out
FIG. 12 Location of ICSNet and ICSHub Out connectors
Unlike the ICSNet ports, the ICSHub connections require a specific polarity. The
IN/OUT configuration, on the hub ports, was implemented to use the same cables as
ICSNet, but these ports need TX and RX crossed. You must connect an OUT to an
IN, or an IN to an OUT port.
This is done simply to keep the polarity straight. The Hub bus is still a bus. All Hub
connections are bi-directional.
ICSHub OUT port
The following table describes the pinout/signal information for the ICSHub OUT port located on
the rear panel of the Integrated Controller (as shown in FIG. 12).
ICSHub OUT Pinouts and Signals
Pin
Signal
Color
1
RX +
orange-white
2
RX -
orange
3
------
------
4
------
------
5
------
------
6
------
------
7
TX +
brown-white
8
TX -
brown
Relay Connections and Wiring
You can connect up to 8 independent external relay devices on both the NI-4000 and NI-3000 units
(4 on the NI-2000) to the Relay connectors on the Integrated Controller (Port 7).
Connectors labeled A are for common; B are for output.
Each relay is isolated and normally open.
A metal commoning strip is supplied with each Integrated Controller to connect multiple
relays.
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Relay connections
Use A for common and B for output (FIG. 13). Each relay is isolated and normally open. A metal
connector strip is also provided to common multiple relays.
RELAYS (Port 8)
8
7
6
5
B A B A B A B A
4
RELAYS (Port 4)
3
2
1
4
B A B A B A B A
3
2
1
B A B A B A B A
NI-4000/NI-3000 relay connector
configuration (Port 8)
NI-2000 relay connector
configuration (Port 4)
FIG. 13 RELAY connector (male) (NI-4000/3000/2000)
Input/Output (I/O) Connections and Wiring
The I/O port responds to either switch closures, voltage level (high/low) changes, or can be used for
logic-level outputs.
NI-4000/NI-3000 I/O connector
configuration (Port 17)
4 3 2 1
GND
+12V
8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
I / O (Port 9)
GND
+12V
I / O (Port 17)
NI-2000 I/O connector
configuration (Port 9)
FIG. 14 INPUT/OUTPUT connector (male)
You can connect up to eight devices to the I/O connectors on the NI-4000/3000 (four on the
NI-2000) (FIG. 14). A contact closure between GND and an I/O port is detected as a Push. When
used for voltage inputs, the I/O port detects a low (0 - 1.5 VDC) as a Push, and a high (3.5 - 5 VDC)
signal as a Release (this IO port uses 5V logic but can handle up to 12V without harm). When used
for outputs, the I/O port acts as a switch to GND and is rated at 200 mA @ 12 VDC. The PWR pin
(+12 VDC @ 200 mA) is designed as a power output for the PCS2 or VSS2 (or equivalent). The
GND connector is a common ground and is shared by all I/O ports. The following table lists the
wiring specifications for the I/O connectors.
+12V - 12 VDC power output for PCS Power Current Sensors, VSS2 Video Sync
Sensors, or similar I/O-type equipment
I/O 1 - 8 - Up to 8 I/O ports (NI-4000/3000) and up to 4 I/O ports (NI-2000)
(see table below)
GND - Common ground shared with I/O ports 1 - 8 (NI-2000/NI-3000) or with I/O ports
1 - 3 (NI-2000) (refer to the following chart)
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I/O Port Wiring Specifications
NI-4000 and NI-3000
Pin
Signal
1
GND
2
I/O 1
3
4
I/O Port Wiring Specifications NI-2000
Pin
Signal
Signal GND
1
GND
Signal GND
Input/Output
2
I/O 1
Input/Output
I/O 2
Input/Output
3
I/O 2
Input/Output
I/O 3
Input/Output
4
I/O 3
Input/Output
5
I/O 4
Input/Output
5
I/O 4
Input/Output
6
I/O 5
Input/Output
6
12 VDC
7
I/O 6
Input/Output
8
I/O 7
Input/Output
9
I/O 8
10
12 VDC
Function
Function
PWR
Input/Output
PWR
IR/Serial Connections and Wiring
You can connect up to eight IR- or Serial-controllable devices to the IR/Serial connectors on the
rear of the NI-4000 and NI-3000 and up to four on the NI-2000 (FIG. 15). These connectors accept
an IR emitter (CC-NIRC) that mounts onto the device's IR window, or a mini-plug (CC-NSER) that
connects to the device's control jack. You can also connect a data 0 - 5 VDC device. These units
come with two CC-NIRC IR emitters (FG10-000-11).
IR / SERIAL (Ports 9-16)
8
7
6
5
4
3
IR / SERIAL (Ports 5-8)
2
1
NI-4000/NI-3000 IR/Serial connector
configuration (Port 9-16)
4
3
2
1
NI-2000 IR/Serial connector
configuration (Port 5-8)
FIG. 15 IR/SERIAL (male)
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The IR/Serial connector wiring specifications are listed in the following table.
IR/Serial Connector Wiring Specifications (per Port)
Number of IR
connections
NI-4000/3000
Port #
NI-2000
Port #
1
9
5
GND (-)
Signal 1 (+)
2
10
6
GND (-)
Signal 2 (+)
3
11
7
GND (-)
Signal 3 (+)
4
12
8
GND (-)
Signal 4 (+)
5
13
N/A
GND (-)
Signal 5 (+)
6
14
N/A
GND (-)
Signal 6 (+)
7
15
N/A
GND (-)
Signal 7 (+)
8
16
N/A
GND (-)
Signal 8 (+)
Signal
Function
NetLinx Control Card Slot Connector (NI-4000 unit only)
FIG. 16 shows the 20-pin (male) connector that provides connection to the NetLinx Control Cards.
SLOT 1
20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
FIG. 16 NetLinx Control Card 20-pin connector
Ethernet 10/100 Base-T RJ-45 Connections/Wiring
The following table lists the pinouts, signals, and pairing associated with the Ethernet connector.
FIG. 17 describes the RJ-45 pinouts and signals for the Ethernet RJ-45 connector and cable.
Ethernet RJ-45 Pinouts and Signals
Pin
Signals
Connections
Pairing
1 --------- 2
Color
1
TX +
1 --------- 1
2
TX -
2 --------- 2
3
RX +
3 --------- 3
4
no connection
4 --------- 4
Blue
5
no connection
5 --------- 5
Blue-White
6
RX -
6 --------- 6
Green
7
no connection
7 --------- 7
Brown-White
8
no connection
8 --------- 8
Brown
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Orange-White
Orange
3 --------- 6
Green-White
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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FIG. 17 RJ-45 wiring diagram
Ethernet LEDs
L/A - Link/Activity LED
lights (green) when the
Ethernet cables are
connected and terminated
correctly.
ETHERNET
10/100
SPD - Speed LED
lights (yellow) when the
connection speed is 100 Mbps
and turns Off when speed is
10 Mbps.
FIG. 18 Layout of Ethernet LEDs
Ethernet ports used by the Integrated Controllers
Ethernet Ports Used by the NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Port type
Description
Standard Port #
FTP
The Master has a built-in FTP server that conforms to RFC959.
21/20 (TCP)
SSH
The SSH port functions using the same interface as Telnet but over a
22 (TCP)
secure shell where it uses SSL as a mechanism to configure and diagnose
a NetLinx system.
This port value is used for secure Telnet communication.
Note: SSH version 2 is only supported.
Telnet
The NetLinx Telnet server provides a mechanism to configure and
diagnose a NetLinx system.
23 (TCP)
For maximum flexibility, the Master can be configured to utilize a different
port than 23, or disable Telnet completely from either Telnet or the Program
Port located on the rear of the Master itself. Once disabled, the only way to
enable Telnet again is from the Master’s Program port.
HTTP
The Master has a built-in web server that complies with the HTTP 1.0
specification and supports all of the required features of HTTP v1.1.
80 (TCP)
This port is used for unsecure HTTP Internet communication between the
web browser’s UI and the target Master.
HTTPS/SSL
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This port is used by a web browser to securely communicate between the
web server UI and the target Master. This port is also used to
simultaneously encrypt this data using the SSL certificate information on
the Master as a key.
443 (TCP)
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Ethernet Ports Used by the NetLinx Integrated Controllers (Cont.)
Port type
Description
ICSP
Peer-to-peer protocol used for both Master-to-Master and Master-to-device 1319 (UDP/TCP)
communications.
Standard Port #
For maximum flexibility, the Master can be configured to utilize a different
port than 1319, or disable ICSP over Ethernet completely from either
Telnet or the Program Port located on the rear of the Master itself.
This type of communication is used by the various AMX product for
communication amongst themselves.
integration!
Solutions
This feature on the Master uses, by default, port 10500 for the XML based
communication protocol. This port is connected to by the client web
browser’s JVM when integration! Solutions control pages are retrieved
from the on-board Master’s web server.
10500 (TCP)
For maximum flexibility, the on-board Master can be configured to utilize a
different port than 10500 or to disable integration! Solutions completely.
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Installation and Upgrading
Installing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4000 Only)
NetLinx Cards can be installed into the front card slots. The cards mount horizontally through the
card slot openings on the front of the enclosure. To install a NetLinx Card:
1. Discharge the static electricity from your body, by touching a grounded object.
2. Remove the three screws by turning them in a counter-clockwise direction and then remove the
faceplate (FIG. 19).
Thumbscrews
NXC Card Slot faceplate
FIG. 19 NI-4000 front faceplate
3. Align the edges of the card with the internal guide slots and gently slide the card all the way
into the slot (FIG. 20).
Card slots
Sample
NXC cards
Internal Guide
slots
FIG. 20 Sample NXC cards inserted into an NI-4000 unit
4. Carefully apply a small amount of force to insert the cards into their respective connectors. If
the cards have LEDs on them, those LEDs will initiate a lighting sequence to indicate they are
receiving power and are communicating with the Controller.
5. Re-align the faceplate and secure it to the chassis by inserting the three screws by turning them
in a clockwise direction and securing the front plate to the Integrated Controller.
6. Install all rear connectors and apply power.
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If the cards do not appear in the Workspace window for the selected Master System
number: give the system time to detect the inserted cards (and refresh the system)
and/or cycle power to the NI-4000 unit.
Setting the NetLinx Control Card Addresses (NI-4000 Only)
The 8-position CardFrame Number DIP switch, located on the rear of the Integrated Controller, sets
the starting address (the device number in the D:P:S specification) for the Control Cards installed in
the CardFrame. The address range is 1-3064. The factory default CardFrame DIP switch value = 0
(All CardFrame DIP switches in the OFF position). The formula for setting the starting address is:
(DIP switch address x 12) + Card slot Number (1-12) = Card address
For example:
DIP switch setting, 00010101: (0 + 0 + 0 + 96 + 0 + 384 + 1536) + SLOT #(ex:1) = 2017.
A card in slot number 1 would be device address 2017.
1. Set the CardFrame Number DIP switch based on the information listed in the table below.
Position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Value
12
24
48
96
192
384
768
1536
ON position
2. Cycle power to the unit for approximately 5 seconds. This allows the unit to read the new
device number settings.
Device:Port:System (D:P:S)
A device is any hardware component that can be connected to an AXlink or ICSNet bus. Each
device must be assigned a unique number to locate that device on the bus. The NetLinx
programming language allows numbers in the range 1-32,767 for ICSNet (255 for AXlink).
Only the Device value can be set through the DIP switch settings mentioned above.
NetLinx requires a Device:Port:System (D:P:S) specification. This D:P:S triplet can be expressed
as a series of constants, variables separated by colons, or a DEV structure. For example:
STRUCTURE DEV
{
INTEGER Number
// Device number
INTEGER Port
// Port on device
INTEGER System
// System the device belongs to
}
The D:P:S notation is used to explicitly represent a device number, port and system.
For example, 128:1:0 represents the first port on device 128 on this system.
If a device is declared in a NetLinx program with just the Device number (System and Port are
omitted), the NetLinx Compiler assumes it has a Port number of 1 and a System number of 0.
However, you should convert all existing device declarations using the D:P:S (Device:Port:System)
notation. This enables certain NetLinx specific debugging features and can help pinpoint other
possibly obscure errors.
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Here's the syntax:
NUMBER:PORT:SYSTEM
where:
NUMBER:
16-bit integer represents the device number
PORT:
16-bit integer represents the port number (in the range 1 through the number of
ports on the Controller or device)
SYSTEM:
16-bit integer represents the system number (0 = this system)
Removing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4000 Only)
To install NetLinx Control Card:
1. Discharge any static electricity from your body, by touching a grounded object and unplug all
connectors (if any) from the unit.
2. Remove the three faceplate screws by turning them in a counter-clockwise direction.
3. Remove the faceplate from the front plate (FIG. 19 on page 33).
4. Gently grasp the rear edge of the control card and gently pull it out from the unit (along the
internal guide slots).
5. Re-secure the faceplate by inserting the three faceplate screws by turning them in a clockwise
direction and securing the front plate to the Integrated Controller.
6. Re-apply power and other connections as necessary.
Compact Flash Upgrades
The NetLinx Integrated Controllers are shipped with a default 32 MB Compact Flash module.
It is recommended that ANY MEMORY UPGRADE should be done prior to any
installation. Refer to the following accessing and installation sections for more
information.
The Compact Flash card is factory programmed with specific Controller firmware. These cards can
be ordered from AMX in several different upgrade sizes (see the following table):
Optional Compact Flash Upgrades
Product Name
Description
NXA-CFNI64M
64 MB compact flash card (FG2116-31)
NXA-CFNI128M
128 MB compact flash card (FG2116-32)
NXA-CFNI256M
256 MB compact flash card (FG2116-33)
NXA-CFNI512M
512 MB compact flash card (FG2116-34)
NXA-CFNI1G
1 GB compact flash card (FG2116-35)
Accessing the internal components on an Integrated Controller
1. CAREFULLY DETACH ALL CONNECTORS from the rear of the unit.
2. Remove the chassis housing screws from both the sides and top of the Controller, as shown in
FIG. 21 by using a grounded screwdriver turning in a counter-clockwise rotation.
The NI-4000 has six screws on top and four on each side. The NI-2000/3000 units have six
screws on top and three on each side.
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Chassis housing screws (top)
- 6 on top
- sides vary per model
Mounting
Brackets
Compact Flash
Compact Flash
insert location
Chassis housing screws (side)
- 4 on each side of the NI-4000
- 3 on each side of the
NI-3000/2000
NXC Card Slot
faceplate
NXC Card Slots
FIG. 21 Location of the Compact Flash within a sample Integrated Controller
3. Carefully pull-up and remove the housing up and away from the Controller to expose the
internal circuit board (FIG. 21).
4. Refer to the following Installation of Compact Flash upgrades for detailed replacement
information.
Installation of Compact Flash upgrades
1. Discharge any static electricity from your body by touching a grounded metal object.
2. Locate the 32 MB Compact Flash card on the main board. For more detailed information on
component locations, refer to FIG. 21.
3. Insert a grounded flathead screwdriver into one of the Card Removal Grooves (located on
either side of the card), and gently pry the card up and off the connector pins. Repeat this
process on the opposite card removal groove. This alternating action causes the card to
"wiggle" away from the on-board connector pins.
4. Slip your finger into the opening between the connector pins and the card, and push the card
out to remove it.
5. Remove the upgrade card from it’s anti-static bag.
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6. Insert the upgrade card into the connector opening with the arrow facing towards the pins, then
push it in firmly until the contact pins are completely inside the flash card and securely
attached to the connector (FIG. 22).
Under-side groove
located below
Card Removal Grooves
Insert with arrow
facing towards
the connector pins
FIG. 22 Removing the Compact Flash card
7. To complete the upgrade process, close and re-secure the Integrated Controller enclosure using
the procedures outlined in the following section.
Any new internal card upgrade is detected by the Controller only after power is
cycled.
Closing and Securing the Integrated Controller
Once the card has been replaced, close and re-secure the outer housing:
1. Align the cover over the unit and gently slide-down the cover until the chassis housing
openings are aligned over their respective openings along both the sides and top of the unit.
2. Begin pushing-down the housing until the cover is securely positioned over circuit board.
3. Insert the chassis housing screws into their respective locations, as shown in FIG. 21.
4. Securely tighten these screws by using a grounded screwdriver turning in a clockwise
direction.
5. Re-install all connectors and apply power.
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Installing the Integrated Controller into an Equipment Rack
Use either the rack-mounting brackets (supplied with the NI-4000/3000/2000 controller) for
equipment rack installations. Remove the mounting brackets for flat surface installations.
Before completing the install process, it is recommended that you complete any
firmware upgrade of the NetLinx Control Cards. This upgrade involves physically
cycling power to the unit and can become cumbersome if the unit is already installed
into a rack. Refer to the Upgrading the NXC Card Firmware via IP (NI-4000
ONLY) section on page 57 for more detailed information.
1. Discharge the static electricity from your body by touching a grounded object.
2. Position and install the mounting brackets, as shown in FIG. 23, using the screws supplied with
the unit. The mounting brackets can be rotated to accommodate your mounting needs.
Install screws
Bracket
Rack
Mounting Holes
FIG. 23 Mounting Integrated Controller into an equipment rack
3. Thread the necessary cables (from their terminal locations) through the opening in the
equipment rack. Allow for enough slack in the cables to accommodate for movement during the
installation process.
4. Connect any corresponding DB9, CAT5, and mini-Phoenix connectors to their appropriate
locations on the rear of the Integrated Controller. Refer to the Connections and Wiring section
on page 19 for more detailed wiring and connection information.
Verify that the terminal end of the power cable is not connected to the a power supply
before plugging in the 2-pin power connector.
5. Test the incoming wiring by connecting the Controller connectors to their terminal locations
and applying power. Verify that the unit is receiving power and functioning properly to prevent
repetition of the installation.
6. Disconnect the terminal end of the power cable from the connected power supply.
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7. Slide the unit into the rack until the attachment holes, along both sides, align to their
corresponding locations on the mounting brackets, as shown in FIG. 23.
8. Secure the Rack Mount to the equipment rack by screwing in the four #10-32 screws (80-0186)
and four #10 washers (80-0342) supplied in the Assembly Kit (KA2105-01) (in a clockwise
direction).
9. Connect the terminal NetLinx wiring to the Central Controller, DB9, Ethernet, and ICSNet
wiring to the NI Integrated Controller.
10. Apply power to the unit by using an active PSN power supply.
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Configuration and Firmware Update
This section refers to steps necessary to both communicate and upgrade the various NI Controller
components.
Before commencing, verify you are using the latest firmware KIT file (this file
contains both the NI Integrated Controller and on-board Master firmware. The
NI-4000/3000/2000 KIT file begins with 2105_X000 whereas the NI-700/900 KIT
file begins with 2105_03_NI-X00.
Verify you are using the latest version of NetLinx Studio.
Before beginning:
1. Setup and configure your Integrated Controller. Refer to the previous Installation and
Upgrading section.
2. Verify you have installed the latest version of NetLinx Studio on your PC.
3. If an update is necessary, download the latest Studio software by first logging in to
www.amx.com and then navigate to Tech Center > Downloadable Files > Application Files
> NetLinx Studio 2.4. This program is used to setup a System number, obtain/assign the
IP/URL for the connected NetLinx Master, and transfer firmware KIT files to the Master.
4. Verify that an Ethernet/ICSNet cable is connected from the Controller to the Ethernet Hub.
5. Connect an RS-232 programming cable from the Program Port on the unit to the rear COM
port connector on the PC being used for programming (this step establishes DB9
communication).
6. Verify that any control cards (NI-4000 only) are inserted and their respective connectors are
attached to the rear of the Controller unit before continuing.
7. Verify that the NetLinx Master is receiving power and is turned On. Refer to the previous
Wiring a power connection section for more information.
If you have previously setup communication with your Controller via an IP Address,
continue with the firmware update procedures outlined in the Communicating with the
NI Device via an IP section on page 49.
Communicating with the Master via the Program Port
1. Launch NetLinx Studio 2.4 (default location is Start >Programs > AMX Control Disc >
NetLinx Studio > NetLinx Studio 2.4).
2. Select Settings > Master Communication Settings, from the Main menu, to open the Master
Communication Settings dialog (FIG. 24).
3. Click the Communications Settings button to open the Communications Settings dialog
(FIG. 24).
4. Click the NetLinx Master radio button (from the Platform Selection section) to indicate you
are working with a NetLinx Master (such as the NXC-ME260/64 or NI-Series of Integrated
Controllers).
5. Click the Serial radio button (from the Transport Connection Option section) to indicate you
are connecting to the on-board Master via a (Serial) COM port.
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The default setting for most
Masters is 38400
FIG. 24 Assigning Master Communication Serial Settings and Baud Rates
6. Click the Edit Settings button to open the Serial Settings dialog (FIG. 24).
No authentication user name or password information is required with a direct
connection such as: USB or Serial.
7. Set the COM port parameters for the selected COM port used for communication to the
NetLinx Master. Default parameters are: COM1, 38400, 8 Data Bits, No Parity, 1 Stop Bit,
and No Flow Control.
If communication fails on a known COM port, change the baud rate to 115200 and try
again.
8. Click OK three times to close the open dialogs and save your settings.
If the connection fails to establish:
Select a different COM port, press the Retry button to reconnect using the same
communication parameters, or press the Change button to alter your communication
parameters and repeat steps 2 thru 8.
Setting the System Value
1. Access/open the Device Addressing dialog (FIG. 25) by either one of these two methods:
Right-click on any System item listed (such as the NI Master entry) in the OnLine Tree
tab of the Workspace and select Device Addressing (from the popup list).
Select Diagnostics > Device Addressing from the Main menu.
This process should be done while communicating to the Master via a Serial
connection.
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System Address
(default for initial
system is 1)
Check-Off to
verify change
FIG. 25 Device Addressing tab (changing the system value)
This tab represents the only way to change the System Number associated to the
active on-board NI Master. The Master must have it’s power cycled to incorporate
the new System number (often a simple reboot via Studio will not be enough to
incorporate this new number).
2. Select the Change System selection box from the System to Change section.
3. Enter both the current and new system address values (this example uses 2).
4. Click the Change Device/System Number button. This configures the on-board NI Master to
accept the new value and incorporate the information. The system information (in the OnLine
Tree tab of the Workspace window) refreshes and then displays the new information.
5. Click Done to close the Device Addressing dialog and return to the main program.
6. Click Reboot (from the Tools > Reboot the Master Controller dialog) and wait for the System
Master to reboot. The STATUS and OUTPUT LEDs should begin to alternately blink during
the incorporation. Wait until the STATUS LED is the only LED to blink.
7. Press Done once until the Master Reboot Status field reads *Reboot of System Complete*.
8. Click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window to view the devices on the System.
The default System value is one (1).
9. Right-click the associated System number (or anywhere within the tab itself) and select
Refresh System. This establishes a new connection to the specified System and populates the
list with devices on that system.
10. Use Ctrl+S to save your existing NetLinx Project with the new changes.
If the NetLinx device does not appear within the OnLine Tree tab, make sure that the
Integrated Controller’s on-board Master System Number (from within the Device
Addressing tab) is correctly assigned.
If there is a problem, use a system value of zero (0) on the NetLinx device.
The Master by default is set to DEVICE 0. Connected NetLinx device addresses
can only be changed through the Protected Setup page. The new address is reflected
within the OnLine Tree tab of the Workspace window only after the devices are
rebooted and the system is refreshed.
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The system value on a Modero touch panel can NOT be changed from the Device
Addressing dialog and MUST be altered through the panel Protected Setup page.
Using multiple NetLinx Masters
When using more than one Master, each unit must be assigned to a separate System value.
A Master’s System value can be changed but it’s device Address must always be set to zero
(00000). The Device Addressing dialog will not allow you to alter the NetLinx Master address
value.
Example: Using NetLinx Studio v 2.4 to work with an NXC-ME260/64 and NI-4000:
The NXC-ME260/64 could be assigned to System 1 (with a value of 00000).
The NI-4000 could be assigned to System 2 (with a value of 00000).
Changing the Device Address of a NetLinx Device
1. Access the Device Addressing dialog (FIG. 26) by either one of these two methods:
Right-click on any system device (such as a Modero panel) listed in the OnLine Tree
tab of the Workspace and select Device Addressing (from the popup list).
Select Diagnostics > Device Addressing from the Main menu.
Device Address
(original device
value)
Check-Off to
verify change
Enter new
device value
FIG. 26 Device Addressing dialog (changing the device value)
This dialog represents the only way to change the device value of a selected NetLinx
device. Modero panels are one of the only devices that can have their Device values
changed within both this dialog and through the on-board firmware page.
2. Select the Change Device checkbox from the Device to Change section.
3. Verify the Current value and enter the New Device value for the target NetLinx device.
4. Click the Change Device/System Number button. This configures the specified Master to
accept the new value for the NetLinx device and incorporate the information (the system
information in the Workspace window refreshes and then displays the new information).
5. Click Done to close the Device Addressing dialog.
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6. Click Reboot (from the Tools > Reboot the Master Controller dialog) and wait for the System
Master to reboot. The STATUS and OUTPUT LEDs should begin to alternately blink during
the incorporation. Wait until the STATUS LED is the only LED to blink.
7. Press Done once until the Master Reboot Status field reads *Reboot of System Complete*.
8. Click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window to view the devices on the System.
The default System value is one (1).
9. Right-click the associated System number (or anywhere within the tab itself) and select
Refresh System. This establishes a new connection to the specified System and populates the
list with devices on that system.
10. Use Ctrl+S to save your existing NetLinx Project with the new changes.
If the Master does not appear in the Workspace window, make sure that the Master’s
System Number (from within the Device Addressing tab) is correctly assigned. If
there is a problem, use a system value of zero (0) on the Master.
Recommended NetLinx Device numbers
• 1 - 255
• Axcess Devices use Axcess standards
• 301 - 3072
• NetLinx CardFrames start at frame number 25 - (frame# * 12) + Card #
• 5001 - 5999
• ICSNet NetLinx devices: NXI, NXM-COM2, NXM-IRS4, etc.
• 6001 - 6999
• ICSNet Landmark devices: PLH-VS8, PLH-AS16, PLB-AS16
• 7001 - 7999
• InConcert Devices
• 8001 - 8999
• PCLink Device: PCLink devices are PC programs
• 10000 - 31999
• ICSNet Panels: DMS, IMS, and future panels
• 33001 - 36863
• Virtual devices: these start at 33001
• 32001 - 32767
• Dynamic devices: the actual range used by Master
• 32768 - 36863
• Virtual devices: the actual range used by Master
Using the ID Button to Change the Controller’s Device Value
1. Access the Device Addressing dialog (FIG. 27) by selecting Diagnostics > Device Addressing
from the Main menu.
Enter the new Controller value
Assign the
new value to
the Controller
A
B
FIG. 27 Device Addressing dialog (using the ID mode to set the NI Controller device value)
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This dialog represents the another way to change the Device value of the NI
Controller. This ID mode section of the Device Addressing dialog can be used only by
Masters with an ID button (which apply to all NI-Series Masters).
2. Locate the Device field (A in FIG. 27) and enter the new value for the NI Controller.
This value must fall within a range of 0 - 32767.
3. Press the on-screen Start Identify Mode button.
This action causes a previously red *Not Active* field to now display a green
Waiting...Press Cancel to Quit.field.
This green field indicates that Studio is waiting to detect the device value of the NI
Controller associated with the ID button on the target NI.
4. Press the target NI unit’s ID button to begin process of reading the current device value of the
NI Controller and then assigning it to the new value entered in step 2.
Once the swap has been successfully made, a red Successful Identification Made field
appears.
The previous Device value and associated System number of the targeted NI Controller
are then displayed below the red field, as an example Previous D:S=32002:1, where
32002 was the previous device value of the Controller (D) and 1 was the on-board
Master’s System value (S).
Resetting the Factory Default System and Device Values
1. Access the Device Addressing dialog (FIG. 26 on page 44) by either one of these two methods:
Right-click on any system device listed in the Workspace and select Device Addressing.
Select Diagnostics > Device Addressing from the Main menu.
2. Click the Set Device/System to Factory Default button. This resets both the system value and
device addresses (for definable devices) to their factory default settings. The system
information (in the OnLine Tree tab of the Workspace window) refreshes and then displays
the new information.
By setting the system to its default value (#1), Modero panels that were set to
connect to the Master on another System value will not appear in the OnLine Tree
tab of the Workspace window.
For example: A Modero touch panel was previously set to System #2. The system is
then reset to its default setting of System #1 and then refreshed from within the
Workspace window. The panel will not reappear until the system is changed (from
within the System Connection page on the Modero) to match the new value and both
the Master and panel are rebooted.
3. Click Done to close the Device Addressing dialog.
4. Click Reboot (from the Tools > Reboot the Master Controller dialog) and wait for the System
Master to reboot. The STATUS and OUTPUT LEDs should begin to alternately blink during
the incorporation. Wait until the STATUS LED is the only LED to blink.
5. Press Done once until the Master Reboot Status field reads *Reboot of System Complete*.
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6. Click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window to view the devices on the System. The
default System value is one (1).
7. Right-click the associated System number (or anywhere within the tab itself) and select
Refresh System. This establishes a new connection to the specified System and populates the
list with devices on that system.
8. Use Ctrl+S to save your existing NetLinx Project with the new changes.
Obtaining the Master’s IP Address (using DHCP)
Verify there is an active Ethernet connection on the Ethernet port of the
NI-Series Controller before beginning these procedures.
1. Select Diagnostics > Network Addresses from the Main menu to access the Network
Addresses dialog (FIG. 28).
System Address
reflects the value
set in the Device
Addressing tab
Used to obtain a
Dynamic
IP Address
FIG. 28 Network Addresses dialog (for a DHCP IP Address)
2. Verify that both the System number corresponds to the System value previously assigned
within the Device Addressing tab and that zero (0) is entered into the Device field.
The system value must correspond to the Device Address entered in the Device
Addressing dialog. Refer to the Setting the System Value section on page 42 for
more detailed instructions on setting a system value.
3. Click the Get IP Information button to configure the on-board Master for DHCP usage and
then read the IP Address obtained from the DHCP Server.
DO NOT enter ANY IP information at this time; this step only gets the System Master
to recognize that it should begin using an obtained DHCP Address.
4. Note the obtained IP Address (greyed-out and read-only). This information is later entered into
the Master Communication Settings dialog and used by NetLinx Studio v 2.4 (or higher) to
communicate to the Master via an IP. This address is reserved by the DHCP server and then
given to the Master.
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If the IP Address field is empty, give the Master a few minutes to negotiate a
DHCP Address with the DHCP Server, and try again. The DHCP Server can take
anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes to provide the Master with an IP
Address.
5. Verify that NetLinx appears in the Host Name field (if not, then enter it in at this time).
6. Click the Use DHCP radio button from the IP Address section (if not greyed-out).
7. Click the Set IP Information button to retain the IP Address from the DHCP server and assign
it to the on-board Master. A popup window then appears to notify you that Setting the IP
information was successful and it is recommended that the Master be rebooted.
8. Click OK to accept the change to the new IP/DNS information.
9. Click the Reboot Master button and select Yes to close the Network Addresses dialog.
10. Click Reboot (from the Tools > Reboot the Master Controller dialog) and wait for the System
Master to reboot and retain the newly obtained DHCP Address. The STATUS and OUTPUT
LEDs should begin to alternately blink during the incorporation. Wait until the STATUS LED
is the only LED to blink.
11. Press Done once until the Master Reboot Status field reads *Reboot of System Complete*.
Verify that these IP values are also entered into the related fields within either the
IP Settings section of the System Connection page (on the touch panel) or within the
Address field on the web browser.
12. Complete the communication process by continuing on to the Communicating with the NI
Device via an IP section on page 49.
Assigning a Static IP to the NetLinx Master
Verify there is an active Ethernet connection on the Ethernet port of the
NI-Series Controller before beginning these procedures.
1. Select Diagnostics > Network Addresses from the Main menu to access the Network
Addresses dialog (FIG. 29).
System Address
reflects the value
set in the Device
Addressing tab
Used to assign an
IP Address
FIG. 29 Network Addresses dialog (for a pre-obtained Static IP Address)
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2. Verify that both the System number corresponds to the System value previously assigned
within the Device Addressing tab and that zero (0) is entered into the Device field.
The system value must correspond to the Device Address previously entered in the
Device Addressing tab. Refer to the Setting the System Value section on page 42 for
more detailed instructions on setting a system value.
3. Click the Get IP Information button to temporarily configure the on-board Master for DHCP
usage and then read the IP Address obtained from the DHCP Server.
4. Click the Specify IP Address radio button from the IP Address section. With this action, all IP
fields become editable.
5. Verify that NetLinx appears in the Host Name field (if not, then enter it in at this time).
6. Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway information into their respective fields.
7. Click the Set IP Information button to cause the on-board Master to retain this new
IP Address (pre-obtained from the System Administrator).
8. Click OK to accept the change to the new IP/DNS information.
9. Click the Reboot Master button and select Yes to close the Network Addresses dialog.
10. Click Reboot (from the Tools > Reboot the Master Controller dialog) and wait for the System
Master to reboot and retain the newly obtained DHCP Address. The STATUS and OUTPUT
LEDs should begin to alternately blink during the incorporation. Wait until the STATUS LED
is the only LED to blink.
11. Press Done once until the Master Reboot Status field reads *Reboot of System Complete*.
Verify that these IP values are also entered into the related fields within either the
IP Settings section of the System Connection page (on the touch panel) or within the
Address field on the web browser.
12. Complete the communication process by continuing on to the Communicating with the NI
Device via an IP section on page 49.
Communicating with the NI Device via an IP
Whether the on-board Master’s IP Address was Static Set (Set IP Info) or Dynamically obtained
(Get IP Info), use the IP Address information from the Network Addresses dialog to establish
communication via the Ethernet-connected Integrated Controller.
1. Launch NetLinx Studio 2.4 (default location is Start > Programs > AMX Control Disc >
NetLinx Studio > NetLinx Studio 2.4).
2. Obtain the IP Address of the Master from your System Administrator or if you still do not have
an IP Address:
Follow the steps outlined in either the Obtaining the Master’s IP Address (using
DHCP) section on page 47 or Assigning a Static IP to the NetLinx Master section on
page 48.
3. Select Settings > Master Communication Settings from the Main menu to open the Master
Communication Settings dialog (FIG. 30).
4. Click the Communications Settings button to open the Communications Settings dialog.
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FIG. 30 Assigning Master Communication Settings and TCP/IP Settings
5. Click on the NetLinx Master radio button (from the Platform Selection section) to indicate
you are working with a NetLinx Master (such as the NXC-ME260/64 or NI-Series of
Integrated Controllers).
6. Click on the TCP/IP radio button (from the Transport Connection Option section) to indicate
you are connecting to the Master via an IP Address.
7. Click the Edit Settings button (on the Communications Settings dialog) to open the TCP/IP
Settings dialog (FIG. 30). This dialog contains a series of previously entered IP Address/URLs
and their associated names, all of which are stored within Studio and are user-editable.
8. Click the New button to open the New TCP/IP Settings dialog.
9. Enter both a previously obtained DHCP or Static IP Address and an associated description for
the connection into their respective fields.
10. Place a checkmark within the Automatically Ping the Master Controller to ensure availability
radio box to make sure the Master is initially responding online before establishing full
communication.
11. Click OK to close the current New TCP/IP Settings dialog and return to the previous dialog.
12. Locate your new entry within the List of Addresses section of the TCP/IP Settings dialog.
13. Click the Select button to make that Current IP Address communication parameter.
14. Click OK to return to the Communications Settings dialog.
15. Place a checkmark within the Authentication Required radio box if your Master has been
previously secured with a user name/password. This action opens up a Master Controller User
Name and Password dialog.
16. Within this dialog, you must enter in a previously configured user name and password with
sufficient rights before being able to successfully connect to the Master.
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17. Click OK to save your newly entered information and return to the previous Communication
Settings dialog.
18. Click OK again to begin the communication process to your Master.
If you are currently connected to the assigned Master, a popup asks whether you
would want to temporarily stop communication to the Master and apply the new
settings.
19. Click Yes to interrupt the current communication from the Master and apply the new settings.
20. Once the particular System Master is configured for communication via an IP Address, remove
the DB9 connector from the Program port on the NI on-board Master.
21. Click Reboot (from the Tools > Reboot the Master Controller dialog) and wait for the System
Master to reboot. The STATUS and OUTPUT LEDs should begin to alternately blink during
the incorporation. Wait until the STATUS LED is the only LED to blink.
22. Press Done once until the Master Reboot Status field reads *Reboot of System Complete*.
23. Click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window to view the devices on the System. The
default System value is one (1).
24. Right-click the associated System number and select Refresh System. This establishes a new
connection to the specified System and populates the list with devices on that system. The
communication method is then highlighted in green on the bottom of the NetLinx Studio
window.
If the connection fails to establish, a Connection Failed dialog appears.
Try selecting a different IP Address if communication fails.
Press the Retry button to reconnect using the same communication parameters.
Press the Change button to alter your communication parameters and repeat
steps 4 thru 18.
Verifying the current version of NetLinx Master Firmware
All NI Controllers contain both an on-board NI Master and an Integrated Controller. If you are
using an NI-4000 with installed NXC cards, these will also show up within the Online Tree tab.
The on-board Master shows up within the Online Tree as 00000 NI Master
The Integrated Controller of the NI unit shows up as 0XXXX NI-XXXX
(ex: 050001 NI-700)
Each of these components has its own corresponding firmware shown in parenthesis ().
1. After Studio has establish a connection to the target Master, click on the OnLine Tree tab in
the Workspace window to view the devices on the System. The default System value is one (1).
2. Right-click the associated System number and select Refresh System. This establishes a new
connection to the specified System and populates the list with devices on that system. The
communication method is highlighted in green on the bottom of the NetLinx Studio window.
The current installed firmware version of the on-board NI Master is displayed to the
right of the device within the Online Tree tab as 00000 NI Master.
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3. After the Communication Verification dialog window indicates active communication between
the PC and the Master, verify the NetLinx Master (00000 NI Master) appears within the
OnLine Tree tab of the Workspace window (FIG. 31).
The default NI Master value is zero (00000) and cannot be changed.
On-board NI Master
Control cards (NI-4000 ONLY)
NetLinx Integrated Controller
NetLinx Studio app. version
Unbound Dynamic Device
Only NI-4000 units will show
NXC control cards
FIG. 31 Sample NetLinx Workspace window (showing OnLine Tree tab)
4. If either the on-board NI Master or Integrated Controller is not the latest firmware version,
follow the procedures outlined in the following sections to obtain these KIT files from
www.amx.com and then transfer the new firmware KIT files to the device.
Upgrading the On-board Master Firmware via an IP
The on-board Master firmware KIT file is not the same as the Integrated Controller KIT file. Below
is a table outlining the current sets of on-board Master and Integrated Controller KIT files used by
the NI-Series of products:
Firmware KIT File usage for NI Controllers
NI-4000 (FG2105)
On-board Master KIT file: 2105_NI-X000_Master
Integrated Controller KIT file: 2105_NI-X000
NI-3000 (FG2105-02)
On-board Master KIT file: 2105_NI-X000_Master
Integrated Controller KIT file: 2105_NI-X000
NI-2000 (FG2105-01)
On-board Master KIT file: 2105_NI-X000_Master
Integrated Controller KIT file: 2105_NI-X000
NI-700 (FG2105-03)
On-board Master KIT file: 2105-03_NI-X000_Master
Integrated Controller KIT file: 2105-03_NI_X00
NI-900 (FG2105-09)
On-board Master KIT file: 2105-03_NI-X000_Master
Integrated Controller KIT file: 2105-09_NI_X00
Only Master firmware KIT files use the word _Master in the KIT file name.
1. Follow the procedures outlined within the Communicating with the NI Device via an IP section
on page 49 to connect to the target NI device via the web.
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2. After Studio has establish a connection to the target Master, click the OnLine Tree tab of the
Workspace window to view the devices on the System. The default System value is one (1).
3. Right-click the associated System number and select Refresh System. This establishes a new
connection to the specified System and populates the list with devices on that system. The
communication method is highlighted in green on the bottom of the NetLinx Studio window.
4. After the Communication Verification dialog window verifies active communication between
the PC and the Master, verify the NetLinx Master (00000 NI Master) appears in the OnLine
Tree tab of the Workspace window. The default NI Master value is zero (00000).
First upgrade of the on-board Master using the NI-X000_Master KIT file.
The Integrated Controller can later be upgraded using the NI_X000 KIT file.
BOTH KITs should be used when upgrading any firmware associated with the
Integrated Controllers.
5. If the on-board Master firmware being used is not current, download the latest KIT file by first
logging in to www.amx.com and then navigate to Tech Center > Firmware Files and from
within the NetLinx section of the web page locate your NI Master and click on the desired KIT
file link.
6. After you’ve accepted the Licensing Agreement, verify you have downloaded the correct
NI Master firmware (KIT) file to a known location.
7. From within Studio, select Tools > Firmware Transfers > Send to NetLinx Device from the
Main menu to open the Send to NetLinx Device dialog (FIG. 32). Verify the target’s System
number matches the value listed within the active System folder in the OnLine Tree tab of the
Workspace. The Device number is always 0 for the NI Master.
Selected on-board Master firmware file
Description field for selected KIT file
Firmware download
status
Device and System Number
must match the Device and System values
listed in the Workspace window
FIG. 32 Send to NetLinx Device dialog (showing on-board NI_Master firmware update via IP)
8. Select the NI Master’s KIT file from the Files section (FIG. 32).
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The KIT file for the NI-4000/3000/2000 Series of NI Masters begins with
2105_NI-X000_Master.
The KIT file for the NI-700/900 Series of NI Masters begins with
2105-03_NI-X000_Master.
DO NOT use the 2105-03_NI_Master KIT file on anything other than an
NI-700/900 since each Master KIT file is specifically configured to function on a
specific NI unit.
9. Enter the System number associated with the target Master (listed in the OnLine Tree tab of the
Workspace window) and verify the Device number value. The Port field is greyed-out.
The Device number is always 0 for the NI Master.
10. Click the Reboot Device checkbox to reboot the NI unit after the firmware update process is
complete.
11. Click Send to begin the transfer. The file transfer progress is indicated on the bottom-right of
the dialog (FIG. 32).
Only upon the initial installation of a new KIT file to an on-board Master will there
be a error message displayed indicating a failure of the last component to
successfully download.
This is part of the NI Master update procedure and requires that the firmware be
reloaded after a reboot of the unit. This consecutive process installs the final
component of the new KIT file.
12. After the last components fails to install, click Done.
13. Click Reboot (from the Tools > Reboot the Master Controller dialog) and wait for the System
Master to reboot. The STATUS and OUTPUT LEDs should begin to alternately blink during
the incorporation. Wait until the STATUS LED is the only LED to blink.
14. Press Done once until the Master Reboot Status field reads *Reboot of System Complete*.
15. Repeat steps 5 - 9 again (the last component will now successfully be installed).
16. Click Close once the download process is complete.
The OUTPUT and INPUT LEDs alternately blink to indicate the on-board Master is
incorporating the new firmware. Allow the Master 20 - 30 seconds to reboot and fully
restart.
17. Right-click the System number and select Refresh System. This establishes a new connection
to the System and populates the list with the current devices (and their firmware versions) on
your system.
Upgrading the NI Controller Firmware via IP
Refer to the Communicating with the NI Device via an IP section on page 49 for more information
on establishing communication with the target NI device via the web.
1. Follow the procedures outlined within the Communicating with the NI Device via an IP section
on page 49 to connect to the target NI device via the web.
2. After Studio has establish a connection to the target Master, click the OnLine Tree tab of the
Workspace window to view the devices on the System. The default System value is one (1).
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3. Right-click the associated System number and select Refresh System. This establishes a new
connection to the specified System and populates the list with devices on that system. The
communication method is highlighted in green on the bottom of the NetLinx Studio window.
4. After the Communication Verification dialog window verifies active communication between
the PC and the NI unit, verify the Integrated Controller (NI-X00 or NI-X000) appears in the
OnLine Tree tab (FIG. 33) of the Workspace window (ex: NI-4000 or NI-700). This entry is
different than the NI Master which uses a device value of 00000 (see below):
On-board NI Master
(NI-X00_Master) - Device 0
On-board Integrated Controller
(NI-X00)
NetLinx Studio app. version
Unbound Dynamic Device
FIG. 33 Sample NetLinx Workspace window (showing SEPERATE NI-Master and Controller)
5. If the NI Controller firmware being used is not current, download the latest KIT file by first
logging in to www.amx.com and then navigate to Tech Center > Firmware Files and from
within the NetLinx section of the web page locate the NI Series Device (Integrated Controller)
entries and click on the desired KIT file link.
6. After you’ve accepted the Licensing Agreement, verify you have downloaded the Integrated
Controller firmware (KIT) file to a known location.
7. From within Studio, select Tools > Firmware Transfers > Send to NetLinx Device from the
Main menu to open the Send to NetLinx Device dialog (FIG. 34). Verify the target’s System
number matches the value listed within the active System folder in the OnLine Tree tab of the
Workspace. The Device must match the entry for the on-board Integrated Controller
(NI-X000/NI-X000) device.
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Selected on-board Integrated Controller firmware file
Description field for selected KIT file
Firmware download
status
Device and System Number
must match the Device and System
values listed in the Workspace window
FIG. 34 Send to NetLinx Device dialog (showing on-board Integrated Controller firmware update via IP)
The KIT file for the Integrated Controller on the NI-4000/3000/2000 Series begins
with 2105_NI_X000 whereas the KIT file for the NI-700/900 Series begins with
2105-03_NI_X000
DO NOT use the 2105-03_NI_X00 KIT file on anything other than an
NI-700/900 since each KIT file is specifically configured to function on a
specific NI unit.
8. Select the Integrated Controller’s (_X00) from the Files section (FIG. 34).
9. Enter the System number associated with the target Master (listed in the Workspace window).
10. Enter the Device number of the target NetLinx Integrated Controller.
The Port field is greyed-out.
11. Click the Reboot Device checkbox to reboot the NI unit after the firmware update process is
complete.
12. Click Send to begin the transfer. The file transfer progress is indicated on the bottom-right of
the dialog (FIG. 34).
13. Click Close once the download process is complete.
The OUTPUT and INPUT LEDs alternately blink to indicate the unit is incorporating
the new firmware. Allow the unit 20 - 30 seconds to reboot and fully restart.
14. Right-click the System number and select Refresh System. This establishes a new connection
to the System and populates the list with the current devices (and their firmware versions) on
your system.
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If the connection fails to establish, a Connection Failed dialog appears.
Try selecting a different IP Address if communication fails.
Press the Retry button to reconnect using the same communication parameters.
Press the Change button to alter your communication parameters and repeat
steps 2 thru 11.
Upgrading the NXC Card Firmware via IP (NI-4000 ONLY)
Before beginning with this section, verify that both the on-board Master and on-board Integrated
Controller have been updated with the latest firmware and that the NetLinx cards are securely
inserted into the NI-4000 (refer to the previous Installation section for more information).
1. Follow the procedures outlined within the Communicating with the NI Device via an IP section
on page 49 to connect to the target NI device via the web.
2. After Studio has establish a connection to the target Master, click the OnLine Tree tab of the
Workspace window to view the devices on the System. The default System value is one (1).
3. Right-click the associated System number and select Refresh System. This establishes a new
connection to the specified System and populates the list with devices on that system. The
communication method is highlighted in green on the bottom of the NetLinx Studio window.
4. After the Communication Verification dialog window verifies active communication between
the PC and the NI unit, verify the NetLinx NXC Control Cards appear in the OnLine Tree tab
of the Workspace window (FIG. 35).
On-board NI Master
Control cards (NI-4000 ONLY)
NetLinx Integrated Controller
NetLinx Studio app. version
Only NI-4000 units will show
NXC control cards
FIG. 35 Sample NetLinx Workspace window (showing OnLine Tree tab)
If the control card firmware is not up to date; download the latest firmware file from
www.amx.com > Tech Center > Downloadable Files > Firmware Files >
NXC-XXX.
In this example, the NXC-VOL card contains out-of-date firmware and requires build
1.00.09.
5. If the NXC card firmware being used is not current, download the firmware file by first logging
in to www.amx.com and then navigate to Tech Center > Firmware Files and from within the
NetLinx section of the web page locate the NXC card entries and click on the desired KIT file
link.
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6. After you’ve accepted the Licensing Agreement, verify you have downloaded the NetLinx
NXC card firmware (KIT) file to a known location.
7. Verify you have downloaded the latest NetLinx Control Card firmware (KIT) file to a known
location.
8. Select Tools > Firmware Transfers > Send to NetLinx Device from the Main menu to open
the Send to NetLinx Device dialog (FIG. 36). Verify the target’s Device and System numbers
matches the value listed within the System folder in the Workspace window.
Selected Control Card
Firmware file
Description field for selected KIT file
Firmware download
status
System Number and Device Number
must match the System and Device values
listed in the Workspace window
FIG. 36 Select Control Card firmware file for download page (via IP)
9. Select the Control Card’s KIT file from the Files section (FIG. 36) (in our above example we
chose to update the NXC-VOL4 card).
10. Enter the System number associated with the desired Master (listed in the Workspace window).
11. Enter the Device number of the target NetLinx Control Card
(a value of 00003 is the same as a value of 3).
12. Click the Reboot Device checkbox to reboot the NI unit after the firmware update process is
complete and then re-detect the new NXC card firmware.
13. Click Send to begin the transfer. The file transfer progress is indicated on the bottom-right of
the dialog (FIG. 36).
14. Click Close once the download process is complete.
15. Click Reboot (from the Tools > Reboot the Master Controller dialog) and wait for the System
Master to reboot. The STATUS and OUTPUT LEDs should begin to alternately blink during
the incorporation. Wait until the STATUS LED is the only LED to blink.
16. Press Done once until the Master Reboot Status field reads *Reboot of System Complete*.
17. Cycle power to the Integrated Controller (unplug and reconnect power to the unit).
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This process of cycling power acts to reset the updated NetLinx Control Card and
detect its new firmware update. It also serves to allow the Integrated Controller to
detect and reflect the new firmware on the card to the NetLinx Studio display on the
Workspace window.
18. After Studio has establish a connection to the target Master, click the OnLine Tree tab of the
Workspace window to view the devices on the System. The default System value is one (1).
19. Right-click the associated System number and select Refresh System. This establishes a new
connection to the specified System and populates the list with devices on that system. The
communication method is highlighted in green on the bottom of the NetLinx Studio window.
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NetLinx Security within the Web Server
NetLinx Security within the Web Server
NetLinx Masters (installed with firmware build 300 or higher) incorporate new built-in security
for: HTTPS and Terminal sessions (enhanced with SSL and SSH respectively), ICSP data
verification/encryption, and Server Port configuration. By using both SSL certificate verification
and encryption over a secured HTTP (HTTPS) connection; this version of NetLinx firmware
provides users with a more convenient web-based method of securing both the Master and its data
communications. Additional features in this release are the use of both authentication protocols and
the ability to perform online NetLinx Diagnostics via the web server.
Terminal setup and security configuration is still valid and supported in this build of the
NetLinx Master firmware.
After the installation of build 300 or higher to your Master, Telnet security configuration access is
disabled and the Master becomes capable of communicating via an HTTPS connection. This new
build migrates the NetLinx Master security setup from a TELNET environment to a secure
web-based application.
If your Master is using a lower firmware version, please review the related product documentation
located within the Archived Manuals section of the AMX Technical Publications support page.
This NetLinx Web Server is used to power Master security, data encryption, and SSL certificate/
encryption features on current AMX Masters such as the ME260/64 and NI-Series of Controllers.
This web server not only provides user name and password security for the target Master, but also a
new level of secure encryption for ICSP data communication among the various AMX software and
hardware components. New security features for the Masters include:
Enhanced User name and Password requirements
HTTPS and SSL certificate interaction
Use of a pre-installed AMX SSL certificate
ICSP communication and encryption
The first layer of security for the Master is to prompt a user to enter a valid user name and password
before gaining access to a secured feature on the target Master. This data is pre-configured by the
administrator within the Group and User Level pages of the Security section. If an option is
enabled within the System Security page, a user is prompted to enter a valid user name and
password before gaining access to the corresponding feature. This access is only granted if their
information matches a previously created profile assigned sufficient rights for that action. An
already logged in user can enter a new profile by using the Login field to enter a new profile’s
user name and profile.
This user name and password information is also used by both G4 touch panels (within
the System Connection firmware page) and AMX software applications such as NetLinx
Studio v 2.4 (via the Master Communications dialog) to communicate securely with a
Master using encrypted communication.
The second layer of security uses a combination of secure HTTP (HTTPS) communication and SSL
encryption to secure data being transferred from the web server application and the target Master.
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To ensure this higher degree of security on the Master, an administrator can disable the HTTP Port
access, enable HTTPS Port access (both from within the same Manage System > Server page),
and then alter the level of encryption on the current SSL Certificate to meet their security needs.
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol that works by encrypting data being transferred
over an HTTPS connection. URLs that require a secure connection begin with https:
instead of http: (in the browser’s Address field). These security capabilities are
configured to function via a web session within your browser. The encryption level (64 or
128-bit) achieved over the HTTPS Port is done via the SSL Certificate currently in use on
the target Master. Whereas SSL creates a secure connection between a client and a server,
over which any amount of data can be sent securely, HTTPS is designed to transmit
individual messages securely. Therefore both HTTPS and SSL can be seen as
complementary and are configured to communicate over the same port on the Master.
The third layer of protection is an SSL Certificate (specifically identifying the target Master and
using a unique key to encrypt data). SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data that's
transferred over the SSL connection. By default, current Masters are shipped with a default AMX
SSL certificate called sslexample.amx.com. This pre-configured certificate can be used as a
road-map to create your own certificate. The Master’s SSL certificate can be either requested (from
an external CA) or self-generated, and then installed/imported onto the target Master (this action
adds the certificate to the trusted site certificate listing within the computer’s Internet browser).
A fourth layer of security enables the encryption of data communication amongst the various AMX
hardware and software components (such as between NetLinx Studio and the Master, or TPDesign4
and the touch panel (communicating through the Master)). Refer to the Security Features section on
page 68 for more information.
NetLinx Security Terms
The following table lists some commonly used NetLinx Security terms:
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User
A user is a single potential client of the NetLinx Master.
Administrator
An administrator has privileges to modify existing NetLinx Master access
groups, users, and their rights. The administrator can also assign NetLinx
communication access rights for different users or groups (ex: Telnet and
HTTP access) and configure the Master’s SSL server certificate.
Group
A group is a logical collection of users. Note that any properties possessed by
a group (ex: access rights, directory associations, etc.) are inherited by all
members of that group.
User name
A user name is a valid character string (4 - 20 alpha-numeric characters)
defining the user. This string is case sensitive and each user name must be
unique.
Group name
A group name is a valid character string (4 - 20 alpha-numeric characters)
defining the group. This string is case sensitive and each group name must be
unique.
Password
A password is a valid character string (4 - 20 alpha-numeric characters) to
supplement the user name in defining the potential client. This string is also
case sensitive.
Access Rights
Each of the NetLinx Master’s features has pre-defined security procedures.
The access right for a particular feature determines if a user or group has
access to that feature by entering a valid user name and password.
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The maximum length of a user name or password is 20 characters. The minimum
length of a user name or password is four characters. Characters such as # (pound)
& (ampersand) and ’ " (single and double quotes) are invalid and should not be
used in user names, group names, or passwords.
Accessing an Unsecured Master via an HTTP Address
Refer to the Upgrading the On-board Master Firmware via an IP section on page 52for more
detailed information on how to download the latest firmware from www.amx.com. This firmware
build enables SSL certificate identification and encryption, HTTPS communication, ICSP data
encryption, and disables the ability to alter the Master security properties via a TELNET session.
Although Telnet security configuration access can no longer be used on a Master with this
firmware, a Terminal connection (using HyperTerminal) can still be established using the Master’s
RS232 Program port (if the Telnet Port is enabled via the Manage System > Server page).
Once the Master’s IP Address has been set through NetLinx Studio version 2.4 or higher:
1. Launch your web browser.
2. Enter the IP Address of the target Master (ex: http://198.198.99.99) into the web browser’s
Address field.
3. Press the Enter key on your keyboard to begin the communication process between the target
Master and your computer.
Initially, the Master Security option is disabled (from within the System Security page)
and no user name and password is required for access or configuration.
Both HTTP and HTTPS Ports are enabled by default (via the Manage System > Server
page).
4. The first active page displayed within your open browser page is Manage WebControl
Connections.
Once HTTP Access is enabled for a Master; certificate verification and user name
and password verification must occur. Refer to the Accessing an SSL-Enabled
Master via an IP Address section on page 126 for more information.
Browser Application Frames
A web page (FIG. 37) can be divided into separate sections or frames, each of which can be
independent of one another and display their own information.
Located on the left side of the populated Browser window is the Navigation frame which allows a
user to navigate throughout the application. Located on the right side of the Browser window is the
Active frame which displays the pages corresponding to the currently selected option from within
the Navigation frame.
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Navigation
frame
Active
frame
FIG. 37 Browser Application frames
The first Active frame displayed within the Browser is the Manage WebControl Connections page.
Default Security Configuration
Security for web pages is separated into two access groups: HTTP and Configuration:
HTTP Access allows an authorized user to view these web pages by first requiring the
entry of a user name and password at the beginning of every connection session with the
target Master. If Master Security is not enabled, the user name and password fields are
not displayed and the Master is openly accessible. The Master Security configuration
prevents users from altering any security or operational parameters. Unless this option is
enabled, all subordinate options are inaccessible and greyed-out.
Configuration access is initially greyed-out until the Master Security option is enabled.
This feature requires an authorized user provide a valid user name and password before
being granted access to change configuration and communication parameters on the
target Master. Only with this type of access can a user begin to alter security or
operational parameters such as access rights, Port assignments, System values, and SSL
certificate usage.
If a user is not currently logged-into the Master (via the initial Login screen) and they attempt to
access a feature wherein authentication is required, they are prompted with a message to log into
the Master (via the Log In button) (FIG. 38). After the user’s information and rights are confirmed,
the login process is successfully completed and the button changes state and displays Log Out. A
user must be logged into the system before their associated rights can be activated for the current
session.
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User name
field
Password
field
Log In/Log Out
button
FIG. 38 Log In/Log Out fields
Authentication is based upon matching the user’s data to pre-configured user name
and password information, and then assigning the rights assigned to that user.
The maximum length of a user name or password is 20 characters. The minimum
length of a user name or password is four characters. Characters such as # (pound)
& (ampersand) and ’ " (single and double quotes) are invalid and should not be used
in user names, group names, or passwords.
There is no limit to the number of concurrent logins allowed for a single user. This feature
facilitates the creation of a single user (which is really an ICSP device such as a touch panel) that is
provided to a number of ICSP devices using the same login to obtain access to the Master.
As an example, if you had 50 devices connected to a Master, you would not have to create
50 individual user accounts-one for each device. Instead, you only need to create one to
which all 50 devices use for access.
By default, the NetLinx Master creates the following accounts, access rights, directory associations,
and security options:
Default Security Configuration (case-sensitive)
Account 1
Account 2
Group 1
User name: administrator
User name: NetLinx
Group: administrator
Password: password
Password: password
Rights: All
Group: administrator
Group: none
Directory Association: /*
Rights: All
Rights: FTP Access
Directory Association: /*
Directory Association: none
Security Options:
FTP Security - Enabled
Admin Change Password Security - Enabled
All other options - Disabled
By default, Master Security (and all subordinate options) are disabled. If the user/group is
given FTP access rights by the administrator, all directories can become accessible (read/
write/modify).
The administrator user account cannot be deleted or modified with the exception of its
password. Only a user with both Configuration access and administrator rights can alter
the administrator’s password.
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The NetLinx user account was created to be compatible with previous NetLinx Master
firmware versions. This account is initially created by default and can later be deleted or
modified.
The administrator group account cannot be deleted or modified.
Master Firmware Security Access Parameters
Master Security Configuration
Terminal (RS232 Program port) security
HTTP (Web Server) Security (allows for access via a secure HTTP connection (if
enabled) by requiring a user name and password)
Telnet Security
Configuration (allows the alteration of current communication, system, and security
settings by requiring a user name and password)
ICSP Connectivity (for AMX product communication)
Encryption Requirement (only used if ICSP Connectivity is enabled - encrypts the data
being transferred among the different AMX products)
Installation of SSL functionality onto your Master causes security setup via
Telnet to be disabled. Although Telnet security configuration access can no longer
be used on the Master, a Terminal connection (using HyperTerminal) can still be
established using the Master’s RS232 Program port.
Web Control
This section of the Navigation frame contains the Mange Connections feature which allows control
of compatible devices communicating with the target Master.
Managing WebControl Connections
This page (FIG. 39) is accessed by clicking on the Manage connections link. Once activated, this
page displays links to G4 panels running the latest G4 Web Control feature.
If the Master Security and HTTP Access options have not been previously enabled on the target
Master, a user does not need to Log into the Master to gain access to the Manage WebControl
Connections page. This page allows a user to view all G4 enabled touch panels running G4
WebControl.
To establish a secure connection between the touch panel and the target Master, the panel
must be using a valid user name and password (that can be matched to a previously
configured user on the target Master) and the ICSP Connectivity option must be enabled
within the System Level page.
If at some later point, that user profile is removed from the Master, reboot both the panel
and Master. After reboot, the connection status of the panel (from with the firmware
Setup page) shows "No Encryption".
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Compatible
devices field
(showing G4
WebControl links)
G4 panels
Compression
Options
FIG. 39 Manage WebControl Connections page (populated with compatible panels)
Clicking on a G4 WebControl link opens a separate browser window which is configured to display
the current information from the panel using the native resolution of the target panel.
An example is a CA15 panel link opening a new window using an 800 x 600 resolution.
The following table lists the Manage WebControl Connections page features that an administrator
or other authorized user can select from:
Manage WebControl Connection Page Features
Feature
Description
Compatible Devices Field:
This area displays G4 icons (with associated links) if a G4 panel
running Web Control is communicating with the target Master.
Communication Compression Options:
Allows you to choose from among two compression options:
• These compression settings are most useful when working
either over a bandwidth-restricted network or over the
Internet.
• Use Compression allows the user to specify that the
transmitted data packets be compressed. This speeds up the
visual responses from the panel by minimizing the size of the
information relayed through the web and onto the screen.
• Use Low Color allows the user to specify the number of colors
used to display the image from the panel be reduced. By
reducing the numbers of colors, both the size of the information
is reduced and the response delay is decreased.
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Security Features
This section of the Navigation frame (FIG. 40) contains the NetLinx system security parameter
links which allow an authorized user to define access rights at the system level and those for the
various groups or users.
Security features
FIG. 40 System Level Security - Enable/Disable System Security page
Security settings on related pages (such as the System Level, Group Level, and User
Level) require that an authorized user be logged into the Master and have
Configuration Access rights either directly assigned with that user or associated
with the related Group.
The following table lists the NetLinx System Security options an administrator (or other authorized
user) can grant or deny access to:
Security Features
Feature
Description
System Level:
Provides an authorized user with the ability to alter the current
security options of the system assigned to the target Master.
Group Level:
Provides an authorized user with the ability to assign and alter
group properties such as creating, modifying, or deleting a
group’s rights, and also allows for the definition of the files/
directories accessible by a particular group.
• Any properties possessed by a group (access rights/directory
associations, etc.) are inherited by all members of that group.
User Level:
Provides an authorized user with the ability to assign and alter
user properties such as creating, modifying, or deleting a users’
communication rights, and defining the files/directories
accessible by a particular user.
It is recommended that the Master Security option be enabled after the groups,
users, and passwords have been setup. If not, when the user accesses the
Master from within another session, the default administrator user name and
password must be used for access.
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Security - System Level Security page
To access this page, click the Security Level link from within the Security section of the
Navigation frame. This page is strictly used to require a valid user name and password be entered
prior to gaining access to the listed features and options.
If the Master Security option is not selected, the Master is completely open and
can be modified by anyone accessing the target Master via the web server’s UI.
The options on the NetLinx Master Security page (FIG. 41) are only accessible and configurable if
the Master Security checkbox is selected. The Master Security checkbox selection toggles the
appearance of the NetLinx Master security options and makes them accessible. Enabling an option
on this page requires that a user enter a valid user name and password before they are granted
access to the specific feature. Some examples are:
Requiring verification before accessing the Master - HTTP Access must be enabled.
Requiring verification before altering a current Master security setting - Master Security
and Configuration must be enabled.
Requiring verification from a communicating AMX software (such as NetLinx Studio
v 2.4 or TPD4 v 2.5) before accepting communication for file/firmware transfers, the
Configuration, ICSP Connectivity and Require Encryption options must be enabled.
Security Level features
NetLinx Master
security features
Require Encryption
option (enable/disable)
FIG. 41 System Level Security - Enable/Disable System Security page
System Level Security Page
Feature
Description
Master Security:
This option allows an authorized user to require that a valid
user name and password be required for access to a feature
listed on this page.
• These are global options that enable or disable the login
requirement for both users and groups.
• If the Master Security checkbox is not enabled, all subordinate
options are greyed-out and not selectable, meaning that the
Master is completely unsecured and can be altered by any user
(regardless of their rights).
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System Level Security Page (Cont.)
Feature
Description
Terminal (RS232) Access:
This selection determines if a user name and password is
required for Terminal communication (through the RS232
Program port).
• If Terminal Security is enabled, a user must have sufficient
access rights to login to a Terminal session and communicate
with the Master.
HTTP Access:
This selection determines if a user name and password is
required for communication over HTTP or HTTPS Ports (see
FIG. 42).
• If enabled, a user must have sufficient access rights to browse
to the NetLinx Master via a Web Browser.
• Enabling this field requires the user (within a new session)
submit a valid user name and password before being able
to view the web server pages.
• If disabled, the Master is open for viewing and does not ask
for this information during any consecutive sessions
(until the user attempts to access a feature which is
enabled within this page).
• This requirement of a valid user name and password
affects both HTTP and HTTPS communication with the
target Master using the web server.
Telnet Access:
This selection determines if a user name and password is
required for Telnet Access (see FIG. 42).
• If Telnet access is enabled, a user name and password is
required before allowing communication over either the Telnet
and/or SSH Ports. SSH version 2 is only supported.
• This authorized user must have sufficient access rights to login
through a Telnet session to the Master.
• To establish a secure Telnet connection, an administrator can
decide to disable the Telnet Port and then enable the SSH
Port. Refer to the Setting the Master’s Port
Configurations section on page 92.
Configuration (security):
This selection determines if a user name and password is
required before allowing a group/user to alter the current Master’s
security configuration and communication settings (see FIG. 42).
• Configuration access provides the user with the ability to
perform configuration functions on the NetLinx system through
NetLinx Studio. This includes such things as: IP
configuration/Reset, URL list settings, Master
communication settings, and security parameters.
• If security Configuration is enabled, a user/group must have
sufficient access rights to access the Main Security Menu.
• Any time a configuration operation is performed, the Master
verifies the current access rights for that feature and then
requires a valid user name and password
(if not already logged in).
- An example would be if you are trying to add a New User or
modify the rights of an existing Group.
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Feature
Description
ICSP Connectivity:
This selection determines if a user name and password is
required prior to communication with a target NetLinx Master via
an ICSP connection using any transport method (TCP/IP, UDP/IP,
and RS-232) (see FIG. 42).
• If this access is enabled and the user is not logged-in, when the
user attempts to connect, the authentication fails and displays
an “Access not allowed” message.
• This feature allows communication amongst various AMX
hardware and software components. This feature works
in-tandem with the Require Encryption option to require
that any application or hardware communicating with the
Master must provide a valid user name and password.
• Refer to the ICSP Authentication section below for more
detailed information on how the Master authenticates.
Require Encryption:
Requires that any data being transmitted or received via an ICSP
connection (among the various AMX products) be encrypted and
that any application or hardware communicating with the Master
over ICSP must provide a valid user name and password
The following graphic illustrates the Ports which can be enabled for the validation of
rights by using a valid user name and password. When one of the above options is
enabled, the Master then requires the entry of a valid user name and password to validate
rights for that action and then grant or deny access.
Telnet Access option
ICSP Connectivity
and Encryption option
HTTP Access option
SS
SS
SS
Telnet Port
ICSP Port
HTTP Port
HTTP/SSL Port
SSH Port
FTP Access option
SS
SS
User name and
Password are
required when enabled
FTP Port
Master
FIG. 42 Port Communication Settings
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Setting the system security options for a NetLinx Master
This page simply toggles the requirement of a user to enter a valid user name and password before
gaining access to a particular feature. For every action, the Master validates whether a user name
and password are required and whether the user has sufficient rights. Refer to the Security - Group
Level Security page section on page 74 for more information on the assignment of the Group/User
rights. For example, if the user were attempting to modify the configuration parameters of the
Master, their user name and password must be associated with a profile which was previously
granted Configuration Access privileges within the web server. If they their profile didn’t have
enough rights to accomplish their action an "Insufficient Rights..." message appears on top of the
active page.
1. Enter the URL/IP Address of the target Master into the Address/URL field within the web
browser. Initially the connection is unsecured and communication can be made via an HTTP
connection. Refer to the Accessing an Unsecured Master via an HTTP Address section on
page 63 for more detailed instructions.
2. Click the Security Level link (from within the Security section of the Navigation frame) to
open the System Security page. The Master Security checkbox selection (FIG. 43) toggles the
appearance of the NetLinx Master security options.
3. Click on the Master Security checkbox to access to the security parameters on the target
Master and allow an authorized user (with configuration access rights such as an
Administrator) the ability to alter the subordinate security parameters. Refer to the Security System Level Security page section on page 69 for more detailed field descriptions.
Each selection simply toggles the security setting from enabled to disabled.
By default, the Master Security option is disabled (unchecked), including the
subordinate Master Security components (even though they might show a
checkmark, they are greyed-out). An open Master does not require a user to enter a
valid user name and password.
4. Click on (enable) the desired access parameters and configuration checkboxes necessary to
require user validation prior to usage.
Security Level features
NetLinx Master
security features
Require Encryption
option (enable/disable)
FIG. 43 System Level Security - Enable/Disable System Security page with selections
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Enabling the Terminal, HTTP, and Telnet Access options require that a valid user name
and password be entered prior to gaining access to the desired action. If the HTTP
Access option is enabled, upon the initial connection to the Master (via the web
browser) the Login page appears and requires a valid user name and password be
entered before allowing access to the web server pages.
Enabling the Configuration option requires that the user be logged in and their rights
validated before allowing any modification to the current Master security configuration
and communication parameters. If the Configuration option is enabled and the user
wants to modify the Master’s IP Address; they would either be prompted to log in
(via the Login button) or if already logged in, notified whether their rights are
sufficient to allow them to change the current parameter.
The ICSP Connectivity option is required to allow authenticated and/or secure
communication between the Master and other AMX hardware/software. To establish an
authenticated ICSP connection (where the external AMX hardware/software would have
to provide a valid user name and password). This option must be enabled (checked).
5. Click on the checkbox next to Require Encryption to enable the requirement of data
encryption over the ICSP connection. Note that this is optional and if enabled, requires more
processor cycles to maintain.
6. Click the Update button to accept and save any changes on this page back to the Master.
Updating these changes is instantaneous and does not require a reboot. Successful
incorporation of the changes to the Master’s security configurations results in an on-screen
message stating: "Security is enabled when it is checked".
A Group represents a logical collection of individual users. Any properties possessed
by a group (ex: access rights, directory associations, etc.) are inherited by all
members of that group.
The "administrator" group account cannot be deleted or modified.
ICSP Authentication
In a Master-to-Master system, the Master which accepts the IP connection initiates the
authentication process. This configuration provides compatibility with existing implementations
and provides more flexibility for the implementation of other devices.
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Security - Group Level Security page
To access this page, click the Group Level link (from within the Security section of the Navigation
frame). This page (FIG. 44) allows an authorized user to both select and modify an existing group,
delete an existing group, or add a new group. Unless you are logged in with administrator
privileges, you will not be allowed to modify the default administrator profile.
Configure Group Properties
page (adding a new group)
Manage Groups page
FIG. 44 Group Level Security - Manage Groups Security page
Manage Group Page
Feature
Description
Manage Groups page:
This page allows a user to either modify the rights for a group
available from the displayed list or use the New button to access
a secondary window where a user can modify the rights for either
the new or existing group.
New
• Clicking this button allows a user to add a new group and
configure its settings through the Configure Group Properties
page.
Select
• Clicking this button takes you to the selection’s corresponding
Configure Group Properties page.
• This button is greyed-out if the current user doesn’t have the
right to modify the rights for that group.
Note: The “administrator” group can’t be modified unless
you are logged in as a user with Configuration Access
rights.
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Configure Group Properties Page
Feature
Description
Configure Group Properties:
This page allows an authorized user to configure the options for
either a pre-existing or new group. Configuration on this page
consists of both the options and directories the group is granted
access to.
Update
• This button submits the modified page (form) information back
to the server.
• If the group was successfully added after pressing the Update
button; a status message of “Group XYZ was successfully
added” is displayed.
Back
• This button returns the user to the Manage Groups page.
Delete
• This button is only available when modifying/deleting an
existing group.
Group Security Details:
Group Name
• This section provides the user with several rights which can
either be enabled or disabled.
• A valid character string defining the name of the group
(4 - 20 alpha-numeric characters).
• The string is case sensitive and must be unique.
Admin Change Password Access
• This selection enables or disables the group’s right to change
the administrator’s user passwords.
Note: Once the Administrator’s password has been changed, the
default password can no longer be used to gain access.
Terminal (RS232) Access
• This selection enables or disables Terminal (RS232 Program
port) Security Access for the target group.
FTP Access
• This selection enables or disables FTP Access for the target
group.
HTTP Access
• This selection enables or disables Web Server access for the
target group.
Telnet Access
• This selection enables or disables Telnet Security access for
the target group.
Configuration Access
• This selection enables or disables the ability of a group to alter
the security Configuration settings such as:
- IP configuration/Reset, URL list settings, Master
communication settings, and file transfers.
ICSP Access
• This selection grants the members of this Group ICSP access.
• ICSP communication allows a user to connect to the target
NetLinx Master via ICSP connection using any transport
method (TCP/IP, UDP/IP, and RS-232).
Encrypt ICSP Connection
• This selection enables encryption of the ICSP communication.
• This checkbox is greyed-out until ICSP Access is enabled.
Group/Directory Associations:
• Provides an authorized user with a view of current directories
on the target Master that are available to the selected group.
• A Directory Association defines the directory paths and files a
particular user or group can access via the Web Server on the
NetLinx Master.
• The displayed folders are the directory pathnames present on
the target Master. These folder/files can be placed on the target
Master via an FTP connection to the target Master.
A User represents a single potential client of the NetLinx Master, while a Group represents a
logical collection of users. Any properties possessed by groups (example: access rights, directory
associations, etc.) are inherited by all the members of the group.
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Adding a new Group
1. Click the Group Level link (from within the Security section of the Navigation frame) to open
the Manage Groups page.
2. Click the New button to be transferred to the Configure Group Properties page (FIG. 44).
3. From within the Group Security Details section, enter a unique name for the new group. The
name must be a valid character string consisting of 4 - 20 alpha-numeric characters. The word
administrator cannot be used for a new group name since it already exists by default.
4. Enable the security access rights you want to provide to the group. By default, all of these
options are disabled.
5. From within the Group Directory Associations section, place a checkmark next to the
directories (available on the target Master) to provide an authorized group with access rights to
the selected directories. If you select a group directory note that all lower groups in that tree
will be selected.
6. Click the Update button to save your changes to the target Master. If there are no errors within
any of the page parameters, a “Group added successfully” is displayed at the top of the page.
7. Click the Back button to return to the Manage Groups page.
Any security changes made to the Master from within the web browser are instantly
reflected within a Terminal session without the need to reboot.
Security changes made to the Master from within a Terminal window are not reflected
within the web browser until the Master is rebooted and the web browser connection
is refreshed.
Modifying the properties of an existing Group
1. Click the Group Level link (from within the Security section of the Navigation frame) to open
the Manage Groups page.
The fields displayed when modifying groups are the same as those available when
adding a new group, except for the Group Name field which is pre-populated.
The Administrator’s rights are not editable and its Select button is greyed-out.
2. Click the Select button (next to the selected Group name) to open the Configure Group
Properties page for the particular group.
3. From within the Group Security Details section, modify the previously configured access
rights by either enabling or disabling any of the available checkboxes shown within the
Configure Group Properties page.
4. From within the Group Directory Associations section, place or remove any checkmarks next
to the available directories to modify an authorized group’s directory access rights.
5. Click the Update button to save your changes to the target Master. If there are no errors with
the modification of any of this page’s parameters, a “Group updated successfully” is displayed
at the top of the page.
6. Click the Back button to return to the Manage Groups page.
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Deleting an existing Group
1. Click the Group Level link (from within the Security section of the Navigation frame) to open
the Manage Groups page.
2. Press the Select button (next to the selected Group name) to open the Configure Group
Properties page (FIG. 44) for the particular group.
3. Click the Delete button to remove the selected group and return to the Manage Groups page.
If you are not logged into the Master, you receive a reminder message: "You must login
before Security Settings can be changed".
Log into the Master and repeat the previous steps.
If the group is associated with several users, you might get an error while trying to delete
the group. If this happens, change the group association of those specific users utilizing
the old group and either give them a new group or assign them (none) as a group. When
you return to delete the desired group, you receive a message saying "Group deleted
successfully".
Security - User Level Security page
To access this page, click on the User Level link (from within the Security section of the Navigation
frame). This page (FIG. 45) allows an authorized user to add a user account (FIG. 30) and then
assign that user’s current access rights.
Manage Users page
Configure User Properties
page (adding a new user)
FIG. 45 User Level Security - Manage Users Security page
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Manage Users Page
Feature
Description
Manage Users page:
This page allows a user to either modify the rights for an existing
user (available from the displayed list) or use the New button to
access a secondary window where they can create a new user.
New
• Clicking this button allows an authorized user to add a new user
and configure their settings through the Configure User
Properties page.
Select
• Clicking this button takes you to the selection’s corresponding
Configure User Properties page.
• This button is greyed-out if the current authorized user doesn’t
have the right to modify the rights for that user.
Configure User Properties Page
Feature
Description
Configure User Properties:
This page allows an authorized user to configure the options for
either a pre-existing or new user. Configuration on this page
consists of both the options and directories the user is granted
access to.
Update
• This button submits the modified page (form) information back
to the server.
• If the user was successfully added after pressing the Update
button; a status message of “User XYZ was successfully
added” is displayed.
• Always press the Update button after making any changes
to this page.
Back
• This button returns the user to the Manage Users page.
Delete
• This button is only available when modifying/deleting an
existing user.
User Security Details:
User Name
• This section provides the user with several rights which can
either be enabled or disabled.
• A valid character string defining the name of the user
(4 - 20 alpha-numeric characters).
• If a user is selected from the Manage Users page, this row is
populated with the name of the selected user.
• The string is case sensitive and must be unique.
Group
• This drop-down list allows the user to associate a pre-defined
series of Group rights to the current user profile.
• Once the Update button is clicked, the group rights then are
transferred to the user by placing a checkmark next to those
rights which are available to the associated group.
• Any properties possessed by groups (ex: access rights,
directory associations, etc.) are inherited by users assigned to
a particular group.
• Unchecking a security option (which is available within the
associated group) does not remove that right from the
user. The only way to remove a group’s available security right
from a target user is to either NOT associate a group to a user
or to alter the security rights of the group being associated.
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• This selection enables or disables Terminal (RS232 Program
port) Security Access for the target user.
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Configure Users Properties Page (Cont.)
Feature
Description
User Security Details (Cont.):
Admin Change Password Access
• This selection enables or disables the user’s right to change the
administrator’s user passwords.
Note: Once the Administrator’s password has been changed, the
default password can no longer be used to gain access.
FTP Access
• This selection enables or disables FTP Access for the target
user.
HTTP Access
• This selection enables or disables Web Server access for the
target user.
Telnet Access
• This selection enables or disables Telnet Security access for
the target group.
Configuration Access
• This selection enables or disables the ability of a user to alter
the global Configuration settings. Example: IP, Reset URL, etc.
ICSP Access
• This selection grants this user ICSP access.
• ICSP communication allows a user to connect to the target
NetLinx Master via ICSP connection using any transport
method (TCP/IP, UDP/IP, and RS-232).
Encrypt ICSP Connection
• This selection enables encryption of the ICSP communication.
• This checkbox is greyed-out until ICSP Access is enabled.
Password/Password Confirm
Enter a password for the new user.
• A user password is a valid character string (4 - 20
alpha-numeric characters) that is used to supplement the
user name/ID in defining the potential client. The string is
case sensitive and must be unique.
• If this field is left blank (during a user modification) the current
password is left unchanged.
• If a new alpha-numeric string is entered during modification of
the user; it becomes incorporated as the new password after
pressing the OK button.
User/Directory Associations:
• Provides an authorized user with a view of current directories
on the target Master that are available to the selected group.
• A Directory Association is a path that defines the directories
and files a particular user or group can access via the Web
Server on the NetLinx Master.
• The displayed folders are the directory pathnames present on
the target Master.
Adding a new User
The information entered within this page can be used by Modero touch panels to verify and
establish a secure connection by encrypting the data being transmitted between the Master and the
panel. This information must be entered into the System Connection page of the panel’s firmware.
1. Click the User Level link (from within the Security section of the Navigation frame) to open
the Manage Users page.
2. Click the New button to be transferred to the Configure User Properties page (FIG. 45).
3. From within the User Security Details section, enter a unique name for the new group. The
name must be a valid character string consisting of 4 - 20 alpha-numeric characters.
The user names, administrator and NetLinx cannot be used since they already exist.
4. From within the Group drop-down list, choose from a list of pre-configured Groups and
associate these rights to the new user.
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Any properties possessed by groups (ex: access rights, update rights, directory
associations, etc.) are inherited by users assigned to that particular group.
Unchecking a security option (which is available within the associated group) does
not remove that right from the user. The only way to remove a group’s available
security right from a target user is to either NOT associate a group to a user or to alter
the security rights of the group being associated.
5. Enable any additional security access rights you want to provide to the user. By default, all of
these options are disabled.
6. Enter a user password within both the Password and Password Confirm fields. This password
is a valid character string (4 - 20 alpha-numeric characters) that is used to supplement the
user name/ID in defining the potential client. The string is case sensitive.
7. From within the User Directory Associations section, place a checkmark next to the directories
(on the target Master) to provide an authorized user with access rights to them.
8. Click the Update button to save your changes to the target Master. If there are no errors within
any of the page parameters, a “User added successfully” is displayed at the top of the page.
9. Click the Back button to return to the Manage User page.
Modifying the properties of an existing User
1. Click the User Level link (from within the Security section of the Navigation frame) to open
the Manage Users page.
The fields displayed when modifying users are the same as those available when
adding a new user, except for the User Name field which is pre-populated.
2. Click the Select button next to the selected User’s name to open the Configure User Properties
page for the particular user (FIG. 46).
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3. From within the User Security Details section, modify any previously configured access rights
by either placing or removing a checkmark from within any of the available checkboxes
(FIG. 46).
Group Rights are
read-only and display the
previously configured
rights assigned to the
associated group
FIG. 46 User Level Security - Modifying a User’s Security rights
4. From within the User Directory Associations section, place or remove any checkmarks next to
the available directories to modify an authorized user’s directory access rights. Removing a
checkmark from any folder prohibits that user from accessing any files contained therein via
the Web Server.
5. Enter the same password for the user into both the Password and Password Confirm fields, if
you want to change the password. Leaving this field blank retains the current or previous
password.
A user password is a valid character string (4 - 20 alpha-numeric characters) that is used
to supplement the User name/ID in defining the potential client. The string is case
sensitive.
6. Click the Update button to save your changes to the target Master. If there are no errors with
the modification of any of this page’s parameters, a “User updated successfully” is displayed at
the top of the page.
7. Click the Back button to return to the Manage Users page.
Deleting an existing User
1. Click on the User Level link (from within the Security section of the Navigation frame) to open
the Manage Users page.
2. Press the Select button next to the selected User name to open the Configure User Properties
page (FIG. 45) for the particular user.
3. Click the Delete button to remove the selected user and return to the Manage Users page.
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The NetLinx account can be deleted from Manage User page.The administrator
account can not be deleted nor can it have it’s directory associations modified.
System Settings
This section of the Navigation frame (FIG. 47) provides the ability to both manage existing and
pending license keys, manage the active NetLinx system communication parameters, and
configure/modify the SSL certificates on the target Master.
System and Licensing
management features
FIG. 47 System Settings - System an Licensing Management
System Settings - Manage System page
To view all of the available options within the right frame, it is recommended that you maximize the
browser window.
To access this page (FIG. 48), click on the Manage System link (from within the System Settings
section of the Navigation frame).
Online Tree
menu
Online Tree
Management menu options
(System, Device, and Port)
Selection Item
Properties
Control/Emulate & Diagnostics buttons
are available from within all menu options
FIG. 48 System Settings - Manage System page
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Manage System Page Components
Feature
Description
Online Tree menu:
The Online Tree menu contains button options relating to the
entries within the Online Tree.
• Expand - Expands the selected level to expose any subfolders.
• Refresh - Refreshes the contents of the Online Tree frame.
• Collapse - Collapses the selected level to hide any subfolders.
Online Tree:
This frame displays a snapshot list of devices detected as
currently online by the Master (and the firmware version for
each).
• By default, the Tree view begins fully collapsed.
• The online devices are organized according to the System they
belong to.
• Double-click any System icon (FIG. 49) to display a list of
devices that are currently online, within that System.
• Double-clicking on any of the colored blocks causes that
section of the Tree to expand.
Note: Sub-devices are hardware components contained within a
parent device, which may require their own firmware.
Refreshing/Rebooting the Master updates this Online Tree.
Selection Item Properties:
This frame displays the properties of the last selected (clicked)
item from the Online Tree.
• Commands and Strings are not displayed, but a user is
directed to the Control/Emulate window.
• Channel properties show a list of all channels within the range
available to the port. Clicking a channel takes the user to the
Control/Emulate window where information such as the
channel, System, Device, and Port are already pre-populated.
System Number (purple)
Devices (violet)
Ports (blue)
Commands (orange)
Strings (red)
Channels (green)
Levels (yellow)
FIG. 49 System - Online Tree frame
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Manage System Page Components (Cont.)
Feature
Description
Management menu options:
These management buttons change depending on the source
chosen from the Online Tree.
• There are three menu groupings available:
- System Menu (to configure Master properties).
- Device Menu (to configure device specific properties).
- Port Menu (to configure specific Port settings).
System menu buttons:
The selected system number is displayed below these menu
buttons.
Modify Date/Time
• Allows a user to set the date and time on the target Master.
System Number
• Allows a user to change the current system number (value).
Reboot
• Allows a user to reboot the target Master.
Control/Emulate
• Allows a user to both control and emulate devices on a target
Master.
• This is done by allowing the user to control a device’s channels,
levels, and send both send commands and strings to the target
device.
• This button is available from within all Management menus.
Diagnostics
• Allows a user to watch the system activity to/from a selected
device.
Server
• Allows a user to both change the port numbers (used for
various Web services) and configure the SSL settings used on
the Master.
• This button is available from within all Management menus.
Device menu buttons:
The selected system number: device number are displayed
below these menu buttons.
Network Settings
• Allows a user to configure the network IP/DNS settings.
URL List
• Allows a user to setup the URL List for the specified device.
• Not all devices allow this functionality.
Device Number
• Allows a user to change the device number of a selected
device.
Control/Emulate
• Allows a user to both control and emulate devices on a target
Master.
• This is done by allowing the user to control a device’s channels,
levels, and send both send commands and strings to the target
device.
• This button is available from within all Management menus.
Log
• Allows a user to view the log for the selected device.
Diagnostics
• Allows a user to watch the system activity to/from a selected
device.
• Not all devices allow this functionality.
• This button is available from within all Management menus.
Port menu buttons:
The selected system number:device & number:port number are
displayed below these menu buttons.
Control/Emulate
• Allows a user to both control and emulate devices on a target
Master.
• This button is available from within all Management menus.
Diagnostics
• Allows a user to watch the system activity to/from a selected
device.
• This button is available from within all Management menus.
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Manage System - System Menu Buttons
These buttons appear (on the right) when a user clicks on the purple System icon from within the
Online Tree. The selected system number is displayed below these System menu buttons.
System Menu - Modifying the Date/Time
1. Click the Manage System link (from within the System Settings section of the Navigation
frame).
2. Click on the purple System icon from within the Online Tree to open the System menu buttons
within the right frame.
3. Click the Modify Date/Time button to open the Modify System Date/Time dialog (FIG. 50).
This dialog shows the current Date and Time settings for the target Master.
FIG. 50 Modify System/Date dialog
4. Alter any of these values by selecting the appropriate field and entering a new numeric value.
If you highlight any of the Date fields, a small popup calendar window appears to assist
you with selecting a new date.
Navigate through the calendar and click on a new date which is then reflected back within
the Modify System Date/Time dialog.
Any of the Time fields can be modified by either manually entering the new values or
highlighting a field and using the arrow keys.
5. Click the Update button to save these settings to the target Master. If there were no problems
with the update process, the following message is displayed: "Time/date set successfully".
System Menu - Changing the System Number
1. Click the Manage System link (from within the System Settings section of the Navigation
frame).
2. Click on the purple System icon from within the Online Tree to open the System menu buttons
within the right frame.
3. Click the System Number button to open the Change System Number dialog (FIG. 51). This
dialog shows the current system number (read-only) on the target Master.
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Current
System
Number
FIG. 51 Change System Number dialog
The current system number is also shown just below the System menu buttons.
4. Enter a new numeric value into the New System Number field.
5. Click the Update button to save this new value to the system on the target Master. The
following message; "System number changed to X. Master must be rebooted for the change to
take effect.", reminds the user that the Master must first be rebooted before the new settings
take effect. Once the Master is rebooted, the IP Address must be re-entered and an
authorized user must re-establish communication with the target Master.
System Menu - Rebooting the Master
1. Click the Manage System link (from within the System Settings section of the Navigation
frame).
2. Click on the purple System icon from within the Online Tree to open the System menu buttons
within the right frame.
3. Click the Reboot button to remotely reboot the target Master. No dialog appears while using
this button. The Online Tree then reads "Rebooting....". After a few seconds, the Online Tree
refreshes with the current system information (showing the newly updated system number).
If the Online Tree contents do not refresh within a few minutes, press the browser’s
Refresh button and reconnect to the Master.
System Menu - Controlling/Emulating Devices on the Master
This button allows a user to either Control a device or Emulate a device. This is done by controlling
a device’s channels, levels, and sending both send commands and strings to the target device.
The Control/Emulate and Diagnostics buttons are common to all menus. These fields
are populated depending on the items selected from the Online Tree (left frame).
An example is: if you navigate down to a specific channel on a device, the
Control/Emulate page then populates the D:P:S and Channel Code fields.
1. Click the Manage System link (from within the System Settings section of the Navigation
frame).
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2. Clicking on any of the Online Tree items opens menu items with the Control/Emulate button
option available.
3. Click the Control/Emulate button to open the Control/Emulate dialog (FIG. 52).
4. Click the Update Status button to query the Master for the status of the currently entered level
and channel.
The System Number, Device Number, and Port Number value fields are read-only
(disabled) if you are brought to this window from a selection of an Online Tree item.
By default these fields are otherwise editable.
5. Select either the Control or Emulate option.
FIG. 52 Control/Emulate dialog
To Control a device means that the program generates messages which appear to a
specified device to have come from the Master. The options in this frame allow you to
specify the <D:P:S> combination for the device you want to control.
To Emulate a device means that the program generates messages which appear to the
Master to have come from a specified <D:P:S> combination (real or fictitious). The
options in this frame allow you to specify the <D:P:S> combination for the device you
want to emulate.
Selecting this option adds a Push button with the Channel Code section of this page.
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6. Enter a System Number, Device Number, and Port Number into the appropriate fields. These
values correspond to the device you wish to control (real or fictitious).
The Device, Port, and System value ranges are 1 - 65535.
7. Within the Channel Code section, enter a valid Channel number to emulate Channel messages
(i.e., Push/Release, CHON, and CHOFF) for the specified <D:P:S>.
The Channel number range is 1 - 65535.
8. Select the On or Off buttons to Emulate Channel ON (CHON) and Channel OFF (CHOFF)
messages for the specified <D:P:S>.
9. Select the Push button to Emulate a push/release on the channel specified. You can click and
hold down the Push button to see how the device/Master responds to the push message.
10. Within the Level Code section, enter a valid Level number and Level data value for the
specified <D:P:S> and press the Send button to transmit this data.
The Level number range is 1 - 65535.
The list below contains the valid Level data types and their ranges:
Valid Level Data Types and Ranges
CHAR
INTEGER
SINTEGER
LONG
Minimum Value
Maximum Value
0
255
0
65535
-32768
32767
0
429497295
SLONG
-2147483648
2147483647
FLOAT
-3.402823466e+38
3.402823466e+38
11. Within the Command and String fields, you can enter any number of messages that can be sent
as either a String or Command.
12. To Emulate sending a String or Command, type a String or Command within the
corresponding field and press the Send button to transmit this data.
When entering a send command (in the context of this dialog) do not include the "send c"
or "send_command" in the statement - only type what would normally occur within the
quotes, but don't include the quotes either. For example to send the "CALIBRATE" send
command, simply type CALIBRATE (no quotes) rather than SEND_COMMAND <dev>
"CALIBRATE".
String Expressions start and end with double quotes (" "). Double quotes are not escaped,
rather they are embedded within single quotes. String expressions may contain string
literals, decimal numbers, ASCII characters and hexadecimal numbers
(prepended with a $), and are comma-delimited.
String Literals start and end with single quotes ( ' ). To escape a single quote, use ''' (three
single quotes).
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Manage System - Diagnostics
This page allows an authorized user to setup and monitor diagnostic messages coming from and
going to devices available on the Online Tree. This dialog also allows the user to watch the ICSP
commands being sent to/from a device. There are several different types of asynchronous
notifications that can be selected for a device:port:system (D:P:S) combination. Each notification
type is represented by a column in the table. All messages are displayed in the Notifications tab of
the Output Display window within NetLinx Studio v 2.4.
1. Click the Manage System link (from within the System Settings section of the Navigation
frame).
2. Clicking on any of the Online Tree items opens menu items with the Diagnostics button option
available.
3. Click the Diagnostics button to open the Diagnostics dialog (FIG. 53).
Selected device
NetLinx
Notification
types
Device Configuration
dialog
FIG. 53 Diagnostics dialog (showing modify popup)
4. Use the Refresh Interval drop-down to select from the following values: 2 seconds, 5 seconds,
or 10 seconds. This refresh interval allows you to select how often your messages are updated.
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Setting up and removing a Diagnostic Filter
1. Setup a diagnostic filter by scrolling down the page and clicking the Modify button below the
first empty column. This action opens the Device Configuration dialog as a secondary popup
window.
Up to 8 concurrent diagnostic filter slots can be simultaneously active using any
eight of the 10 available user-configurable Presets available through the Device
Configuration dialog.
2. Configure a diagnostic filter using the parameters available within the Diagnostic
Configuration dialog.
The Diagnostic Configuration dialog allows you to select both the notifications you
wish to receive and the target devices (within the Online Tree) for these notifications.
There are several different types of asynchronous notifications that can be selected for a
device:port:system (D:P:S) combination. Each notification type is represented by a
column in the table. All messages are displayed in the Notifications tab of the Output
Display window within NetLinx Studio v 2.4.
3. A user can choose to either store these selections to a profile or recall a previously stored
profile configuration by either:
Select an open Preset number entry from within Presets drop-down list. Make all desired
notification selection and press the Store button. Pressing this button opens a popup field
labeled Explorer User Prompt - Preset Name? where you enter the name associated with
this new Preset.
Press OK to return to the previous Device Configuration popup dialog.
Click Cancel to exit this popup and return to the previous dialog without making any
changes.
Press the down arrow (adjacent to the Preset drop-down list) to display a listing of all
currently available Presets. Select a previously configured Preset and press the Recall
button to populate all available fields and radio buttons with the selections associated
with this chosen Preset.
This preset mechanism is done via cookies so it does not persist across multiple
browsers/computers.
4. Once you have made your modifications/selections within this dialog, press the Update button
to save your changes and return to the Diagnostics dialog.
Diagnostic Configuration Dialog
Feature
Description
Update:
Click this button once you have completed setting up your filter. The popup
then closes and returns you to the Diagnostics window.
• Watch the bottom Incoming Message pane for messages to begin coming in
from the target device(s).
Remove:
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Click this button to remove a selected Preset from being available within the
Presets drop-down list.
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Diagnostic Configuration Dialog (Cont.)
Feature
Description
Presets:
This list of up to 10 presets comes defaulted with Preset 0: All Devices, All
Notifications
• Store: Save the current notification selections to a Preset profile. Pressing
this button opens a popup field labeled Explorer User Prompt - Preset
Name? where you enter the name associated with this new Preset.
- Click OK to save both the Preset parameters and name, and then return
to the Diagnostic Configuration Dialog.
- Click Cancel to exit this popup and return to the previous dialog without
making any changes.
• Recall: Allows a user to recall a previously existing Preset. This action then
populates every field and radio button with the selections associated with the
chosen Preset.
- This preset mechanism is done via cookies so it does not persist across
multiple browsers/computers.
Note: A Preset MUST be Recalled before clicking the Update button.
If you do not press this button, none of the fields or checkboxes are
modified or selected. In essence, all options become disabled.
Note: The All Devices entry cannot be removed.
Note: The only way to modify the information within a Diagnostic filter is
to remove the assigned Preset, change the information, and assign a
new Preset. Refer to step 5 of this section for more information.
System/Device/Port:
Device, Port, System: Use these fields to enter a device:port:system (D:P:S)
combination for the device that you want to enable notifications for.
• The specified device then appear in the Device field within the Diagnostic
Configuration Dialog.
• A value of 0 for any option gives you all of the systems, devices, or ports.
This dialog also allows you to store/recall presets.
NetLinx Notification Types: All Notifications: Enables (selects) every notification field.
• Online/Offline Messages: Generates a message when there is a change in
the target device’s online/offline status.
• Configuration Messages: Generates a message when there is a change in
the target device’s configuration.
• Input Channel Changes: Generates a message when there is an input
channel change (i.e. Push/Release) in the target device.
• Output Channel Changes: Generates a message when there is an output
channel change (i.e. CHON/CHOFF) in the target device.
• Feedback Channel Changes: Generates a message when there is a
feedback channel change in the target device.
• Level Changes From Device: Generates a message when there is a level
channel change from the target device.
• Level Changes To Device: Generates a message when there is a level
channel change to the target device.
• String From Device: Generates a message when there is a string from the
target device.
• String To Device: Generates a message when there is a string sent to the
target device.
• Command From Device: Generates a message when there is a command
from the target device.
• Command To Device: Generates a message when there is a command to
the target device.
• Status Messages: Generates a message when there is a change in the
target device’s status.
• Custom Events From Device: Generates a message there is a custom
event occurring from the target device.
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5. Remove a diagnostic filter by clicking the Modify button below it (from the Diagnostics
dialog), then pressing the Remove button to delete this filter from the Diagnostics dialog.
Once a Preset is assigned to a specific Diagnostic filter "slot" (up to 8), its
System:Device:Port fields are greyed-out, and can’t be modified unless the Preset in that
slot is removed and replicated with new information within these fields.
If you need to modify a Diagnostic filter’s information (such as System/Device/Port) you
can:
Navigate to an empty Diagnostic filter slot and click the Modify button below the
filter.
Select a previously unused Preset and store it with a new name.
Click the Remove button to remove this duplicate Preset from the specific filter slot.
Re-open the empty slot by clicking the Modify button, select the duplicated Preset
and click Recall.
Change the necessary information (such as the System/Device/Port), then save it as
the original Preset name, and click the Update button.
6. Use the Incoming Message field to view all the internal system diagnostic messages that are
generated by a NetLinx master controller. This message field is a text box where you can select
all the text within it and then copy/paste it for storage.
Setting the Master’s Port Configurations
Manage System - Server
This page allows a user to both change the port numbers (used for various Web services) and
configure the SSL settings used on the Master by bringing up a submenu of options such as:
Server Submenu Options
Feature
Description
Port Settings:
Allows a user to modify the server settings; specifically those port
assignments associated with individual services.
• All items can be either enabled/disabled via the adjacent checkbox.
• The port number values can also be modified (except the FTP port).
• The default port for each service is listed to the right.
Create SSL Certificate:
Takes the an authorized user to the Server Certificate page where they
can create a self-generated SSL certificate.
• This dialog provides the ability to display an installed certificate, create
a certificate request, self-generate, and regenerate SSL Server
Certificates.
Export SSL Certificate Request:
Takes the user to the Server Certificate page where they can view a
previously created certificate.
• An authorized user can also copy the raw text from a generated
Certificate request into their clipboard and then send it to the CA.
Import SSL Certificate:
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Takes the user to the Import Certificate page where they can import and
paste the raw text from a CA issued Certificate.
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1. Click on the Manage System link (from within the System Settings section of the Navigation
frame).
2. Click on the purple System icon from within the Online Tree to open the System menu buttons
within the right frame.
3. Click the Server button to open the Server dialog and its associated submenu options
(FIG. 54).
Disabling the HTTP Port
requires that an
authorized user access
the Master ONLY via a
secure HTTPS connection.
SSH version 2 is only
supported.
FIG. 54 Server dialog and associated submenu options
The following graphic illustrates the Ports which can be enabled for validation using a
valid user name and password and what method of communication is used with each.
Telnet Access option
Telnet
SSH
Client
Web
Browser
Browser
or SSL
AMX
Software
&
Hardware
FTP
SS
SS
23
Telnet Port
22
SSH Port
80
HTTP Port
443
HTTP/SSL Port
1319
ICSP Port
21
FTP Port
Secure
HTTP Access option
SS
Secure
ICSP Connectivity
and Encryption option
SS
SS
User name and
Password are
required when enabled
Secure
Secure
NetLinx Master
FIG. 55 Port Communication Settings
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Modifying the Server Port Settings
1. From within the Server submenu, press the Port Settings button to open the Server Port
Settings dialog seen above in FIG. 54.
2. Uncheck any services (and corresponding ports) to disable their functionality.
3. Modify any preset service port value by first enabling that service with a checkmark within the
Enabled checkbox and then entering a value within the Port Number field.
Server Port Settings
Feature
Description
Telnet Port:
The port value used for Telnet communication to the target Master.
• The default port value is 23.
• Enabling this feature allows future communication with the Master via a
separate Telnet application (such as HyperTerminal).
• Refer to the NetLinx Security with a Terminal Connection section for more
information on the related procedures.
ICSP Port:
The port value used for ICSP data communication among the
different AMX software and hardware products.
• The default port value is 1319.
• This type of communication is used by the various AMX product for
communication amongst themselves. Some examples would be: NetLinx
Studio communicating with a Master (for firmware or file information updates)
and TPDesign4 communicating with a touch panel (for panel page and
firmware updates).
Note: To further ensure a secure connection within this type of
communication, a user can enable the Require Encryption option which
requires additional processor cycles. Enabling of the encryption feature
is determined by the user.
HTTP Port:
The port value used for unsecure HTTP Internet communication between the
web browser’s UI and the target Master.
• The default port value is 80.
• By default, the Master does not have security enabled and must be
communicated with using http:// in the Address field.
• One method of adding security to HTTP communication would be to change
the port value.
- If the port value is changed, any consecutive session to the target Master
has to add the port value at the end of the address (within the
Address field). An example is if the port were changed to 99, the new
address information would be: http://192.192.192.192:99.
• By disabling this port, the administrator (or other authorized user) can require
that any consecutive sessions between the UI and the target Master are
done over a more secure HTTPS connection.
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Server Port Settings (Cont.)
Feature
Description
HTTPS/SSL Port:
The port value used by web browser to securely communicate between the
web server UI and the target Master. This port is also used to simultaneously
encrypt this data using the SSL certificate information on the Master as a key.
• The default port value is 443.
• This port is used not only used to communicate securely between the
browser (using the web server UI) and the Master using HTTPS but also
provide a port for use by the SSL encryption key (embedded into the
certificate).
• Whereas SSL creates a secure connection between a client and a server,
over which any amount of data can be sent securely, HTTPS is designed to
transmit individual messages securely. Therefore both HTTPS and SSL can
be seen as complementary and are configured to communicate over the
same port on the Master.
• These two methods of security and encryption are occurring simultaneously
over this port as data is being transferred.
• Another method of adding security to HTTPS communication would be to
change the port value.
- If the port value is changed, any consecutive session to the target Master
has to add the port value at the end of the address (within the
Address field). An example is if the port were changed to 99, the new
address information would be: http://192.192.192.192:99.
SSH Port:
The port value used for secure Telnet communication.
Note: SSH version 2 is only supported.
• The default port value is 22.
• A separate secure SSH Client would handle communication over this port.
• When using a secure SSH login, the entire login session (including the
transmission of passwords) is encrypted; therefore it is secure method of
preventing an external user from collecting passwords.
Note: If this port’s value is changed, make sure to use it within the
address field of the SSH Client application.
FTP Port:
The port value used for FTP communication. This port can be disabled/
enabled but the value can not be changed.
• The default port value is 21.
• When application such as TPDesign3 upload information to the target Master
via an FTP connection; it is this port which is used by default.
4. Once an authorized user has modified any of the server port settings, press the Update button
to save these changes to the Master. Once these changes are saved, the following message
appears: "Unit must be rebooted for the change to take effect".
5. Click the Reboot button (from the top of the page) to remotely reboot the target Master. No
dialog appears while using this button. The Online Tree then reads "Rebooting....". After a few
seconds, the Online Tree refreshes with the current system information (showing the newly
updated system number).
If the Online Tree contents do not refresh within a few minutes, press the browser’s
Refresh button and reconnect to the Master.
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SSL Server Certificate Creation Procedures
Initially, a NetLinx Master is not equipped with any installed certificates. In order to prepare a
Master for later use with CA (officially issued) server certificates, it is necessary to:
First create a self-generated certificate which is automatically installed onto the
Master.
Secondly, enable the SSL feature from the Enable Security page. Enabling SSL security
after the certificate has been self-generated insures that the target Master is utilizing a
secure connection during the process of importing a CA server certificate over the web.
A self-generated certificate has lower security than an external CA generated
certificate.
A certificate consists of two different Keys:
Master Key is generated by the Master and is incorporated into the text string sent to the
CA during a certificate request. It is unique to a particular request made on a specific
Master.
Public Key is part of the text string that is returned from the CA as part of an approved
SSL Server Certificate. This public key is based off the submitted Master key from the
original request.
Regenerating a previously requested and installed certificate invalidates that
certificate because the Master Key has been changed.
1. Navigate to the Server Certificate page by clicking System Settings > Manage System >
Server > Create SSL Certificate to open the Server Certificate page (FIG. 56).
Server Certificate - available actions
FIG. 56 Create an SSL Certificate dialog
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This page allows an authorized user to display an installed certificate, create a certificate request,
self-generate, and regenerate SSL Server Certificates.
Server Certificate Entries
Feature
Description
Server Certificate Field Information:
Update
Updates the target Master with the information entered on this
page.
• This process can take a few minutes.
Bit Length
Provides a drop-down selection with three available public key
lengths: 512, 1024, and 2048.
• Longer key lengths result in increased certificate processing
times.
• A longer key length results in more secure certificates.
Common Name
The Common Name of the certificate MUST be the URL Domain
Name used.
• Example: If the address used is www.amxuser.com, that must
be the Common name and format used.
• The Common Name can not be an IP Address.
• If the server is internal, the Netbios name must be used.
• For every website using SSL that has a distinct DNS name,
there must be a certificate installed. Each website (external or
Internet) for SSL MUST also have a distinct IP Address.
Organization Name
Name of your business or organization. This is an alpha-numeric
string (1 - 50 characters in length).
Organizational Unit
Name of the department using the certificate. This is an
alpha-numeric string (1 - 50 characters in length).
City/Location
Name of the city where the certificate is used. This is an
alpha-numeric string (1 - 50 characters in length).
State/Province
Name of the state or province where the certificate is used. This
is an alpha-numeric string (1 - 50 characters in length).
Country Name
Provides a drop-down selection with a listing of currently
selectable countries.
Action
Provides a drop-down selection with a listing of available
certificate options:
• Display Certificate - Populates the Server Certificate fields with
the information from the certificate currently installed on the
Master. This action is used only to display the information
contained in the certificate on the target Master.
• Create Request - Takes the information entered into the
previous fields and formats the certificate so it can be exported
to the external Certificate Authority (CA) for later receipt of an
SSL Certificate. This action is used to request a certificate
from an external source.
• Self Generate Certificate - Takes the information entered into
the previous fields and generates its own SSL Certificate.
This action is used when no previous certificate has been
installed on the target Master, or a self-signed certificate is
desired.
• Regenerate Certificate - Takes the information entered into the
previous fields and regenerates an SSL Certificate. This action
changes the Master Key.
This method of certificate generation is used to modify or
recreate a previously existing certificate already on the
Master.
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Server - Display SSL Server Certificate Information
1. Navigate to the Server Certificate page by clicking System Settings > Manage System >
Server > Create SSL Certificate to open the Server Certificate page.
By default, the Display Certificate Action is selected and these fields are populated
with information from an installed certificate. If the Master does not have a previously
installed certificate, these fields are blank.
2. Click the down arrow from the Action field to open a drop-down listing of available certificate
generation options.
3. Choose Display Certificate from the drop-down list.
4. Click Update to accept the action and populate the fields with the certificate information
presently on the Master.
Server - Creating a self-generated SSL Certificate
1. Navigate to the Server Certificate page by clicking System Settings > Manage System >
Server > Create SSL Certificate to open the Server Certificate page.
2. Click the down arrow from the Bit length field to open a drop-down listing of available public
key lengths.
The three available public key lengths are: 512, 1024, and 2048. Higher selected key
lengths result in increased certificate processing times. A longer key length results in
more secure certificates.
3. Enter the used Domain Name into the Common Name field.
Example: If the address being used is www.amxuser.com, that must be the Common
name and format used in the Common Name field. This string provides a unique name for
the desired user.
This domain name must be associated to a resolvable URL Address when creating a
request for a purchased certificate. The address does not need to be resolvable when
obtaining a free certificate.
4. Enter the name of the business or organization into the Organization Name field. This is an
alpha-numeric string (1 - 50 characters in length).
5. Enter the name of the department using the certificate into the Organizational Unit field. This
is an alpha-numeric string (1 - 50 characters in length).
6. Enter the name of the city where the certificate resides into the City/Location field. This is an
alpha-numeric string (1 - 50 characters in length).
7. Enter the name of the state or province where the certificate resides into the State/Province
field. This is an alpha-numeric string (1 - 50 characters in length).
The state/province name must be fully spelled out.
8. Click the down arrow from the Country Name field to open a drop-down listing of listing of
currently selectable countries.
9. Click the down arrow from the Action field to open a drop-down listing of available certificate
generation options.
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10. Choose Self Generate Certificate from the drop-down list. When this request is submitted, the
certificate is generated and installed into the Master in one step.
11. Click Update to save the new encrypted certificate information to the Master.
ONLY use the Regenerate certificate option when you have Self Generated your own
certificate. DO NOT regenerate an external CA-generated certificate.
Server - Regenerating an SSL Server Certificate Request
1. Navigate to the Server Certificate page by clicking System Settings > Manage System >
Server > Create SSL Certificate to open the Server Certificate page.
This method of certificate generation is used to modify or recreate a previously
existing certificate already on the Master.
By default, if a certificate is already present on the target Master, the Display
Certificate Action is selected and these fields are populated with information.
EX: if the company has moved from Dallas to Houston, all of the information is
reentered exactly except for the City.
2. Enter any new or changed information into its respective field.
3. Click the down arrow from the Action field to open a drop-down listing of available certificate
generation options.
4. Choose Regenerate Certificate from the drop-down list.
When this request is submitted, the certificate is generated and installed into the
Master in one step.
5. Click OK to save the newly modified certificate information to the Master or click Cancel to
void any changes made within this page and exit without making changes to the target Master.
6. Before exiting the Master and beginning another session:
Verify that all users have been assigned the correct rights, and are using the correct
passwords.
In the Enable Security window of the Security tab, verify that the Master Security and
HTTP Access are enabled. Enabling HTTP Access prompts users to enter
pre-configured user names and passwords.
Server - Creating a Request for an SSL Certificate
1. Navigate to the Server Certificate page by clicking System Settings > Manage System >
Server > Create SSL Certificate to open the Server Certificate page.
2. Click the down arrow from the Bit length field to open a drop-down listing of available public
key lengths.
The three available public key lengths are: 512, 1024, and 2048. Higher selected key
lengths result in increased certificate processing times. A longer key length results in
more secure certificates.
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3. Enter the used Domain Name into the Common Name field.
Example: If the address being used is www.amxuser.com, that must be the Common
name and format used in the Common Name field. This string provides a unique name for
the desired user.
This domain name must be associated to a resolvable URL Address when creating a
request for a purchased certificate. The address does not need to be resolvable when
obtaining a free certificate.
4. Enter the name of the business or organization into the Organization Name field. This is an
alpha-numeric string (1 - 50 characters in length).
5. Enter the name of the department using the certificate into the Organizational Unit field. This
is an alpha-numeric string (1 - 50 characters in length).
6. Enter the name of the city where the certificate resides into the City/Location field. This is an
alpha-numeric string (1 - 50 characters in length).
7. Enter the name of the state or province where the certificate resides into the State/Province
field. This is an alpha-numeric string (1 - 50 characters in length).
The state/province name must be fully spelled out.
8. Click the down arrow from the Country Name field to open a drop-down listing of listing of
currently selectable countries.
9. Click the down arrow from the Action field to open a drop-down listing of available certificate
generation options.
10. Choose Create Request from the drop-down list.
11. Click the Update button to accept the information entered into the above fields and generate a
certificate file. Refer to the Server - Exporting an SSL Certificate Request section on page 101.
This refreshed the Server Certificate page and if the certificate request was successful,
displays a "Certified request generated" message.
12. Follow the exporting and importing an SSL certificate procedures outlined within the
following section.
Common Steps for Requesting a Certificate from a CA
Once the request has begun, a user has the choice to either remain using their self-generated SSL
certificate or obtain a CA created certificate by exporting their request for the certificate and then,
once received, import the returned certificate information onto the Master.
Communicating with the CA
A certificate is a cryptographically signed object that associates a public key and an identity.
Certificates also include other information in extensions such as permissions and comments.
A "CA" is short for Certification Authority and is an internal entity or trusted third party that issues,
signs, revokes, and manages these digital certificates.
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1. Navigate to the Web Server Certificate HTML page on your CA’s web site.
A Web Server certificate allows you to authenticate through a Web browser via SSL.
In order to successfully verify other certificates it is also necessary to import the CA key
into the Web Server. Refer to the Server - Creating a Request for an SSL
Certificate section on page 99.
This is done as part of the process of receiving your Web Server certificate.
Only a user with administrator privileges can request a server certificate.
2. Enter in the company information, such as: name, e-mail, address, state, and country.
3. Agree to any licensing agreements and continue to the next part of the registration process.
4. Enter the name of the server being used (this is the Master).
The server name is the name as it shows up in the URL of the Master you are securing
with this server certificate. For example, if the URL of the Master is
https://www.myNetLinxMaster.com/, then enter the server name as
www.myNetLinx Master.com.
5. Send the CA the text created by your certificate request through the Master by exporting this
information within the Server Certificate page. Refer to the Server - Creating a Request for an
SSL Certificate section on page 99 for the procedures necessary to generate the certificate text
file.
6. Follow the procedures outlined in the following section to export the data to the CA.
Server - Exporting an SSL Certificate Request
1. First follow the procedures outlined in the Server - Creating a Request for an SSL
Certificate section on page 99 to begin the process of requesting an SSL by creating a
session-specific Master certificate.
2. Click the Export Certificate Request button to display the certificate text file within the
Server Certificate page (FIG. 57).
3. Place your cursor within the certificate text field.
4. Press the Ctrl + A keys simultaneously on your keyboard (this selects all the text within the
field).
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Certificate text field
FIG. 57 Export SSL Certificate dialog
YOU MUST COPY ALL OF THE TEXT within this field, including the -----BEGIN
CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- and the -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----.
Without this text included in the CA submission, you will not receive a CA-approved
certificate.
5. Press the Ctrl + C keys simultaneously on your keyboard (this takes the blue selected text
within the field and copies it to your temporary memory/clipboard).
6. Paste this text into the Submit Request field on the CA’s Retrieve Certificate web page.
7. Choose to view the certificate response in raw DER format.
8. Note the Authorization Code and Reference Number (for use in the e-mail submission of the
request).
9. Submit the request.
10. Paste this certificate text field (copied from steps 4 & 5 above) into your e-mail document and
then send that information to a CA with its accompanying certificate application.
When a certificate request is generated, you are creating a private key on the Master.
YOU CAN NOT REQUEST ANOTHER CERTIFICATE UNTIL THE PREVIOUS
REQUEST HAS BEEN FULFILLED. Doing so voids any information received from
the previously requested certificate and it becomes nonfunctional if you try to use it.
11. Once you have received the returned CA certificate, follow the procedures outlined in the
following section to import the returned certificate (over a secure connection) to the target
Master.
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Server - Importing a CA created SSL Certificate
Before importing a CA server certificate, you must:
First, have a self-generated certificate installed onto your target Master.
Secondly, enable the SSL security feature from the Enable Security page, to establish a
secure connection to the Master prior to importing the encrypted CA certificate. Refer to
the Security - System Level Security page section on page 69 for more information about
enabling SSL security.
1. Take the returned certificate (signed by the CA and encrypted with new information which
makes it different from the text string that was previously sent) and copy it into your clipboard.
2. Navigate to the Server Certificate page by clicking System Settings > Manage System >
Server > Import SSL Certificate to open the Import Certificate page (FIG. 58).
Certificate text field
FIG. 58 Import SSL Certificate dialog
3. Place your cursor within the empty window and paste the raw text data (in its entirety) into the
field.
4. Click the Update button to enter the new encrypted certificate information and save it to the
Master.
Once a certificate has been purchased from an external CA and then installed onto a
specific Master, DO NOT regenerate the certificate or alter its properties
(example: bit length, city, etc.). If the purchased certificate is regenerated, it becomes
invalid.
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A certificate consists of two different Keys:
Master Key is generated by the Master and is incorporated into the text string sent to the
CA during a certificate request. It is specific to a particular request made on a specific
Master.
Public Key is part of the text string that is returned from the CA as part of an approved
SSL Server Certificate. This public key is based off the submitted Master key from the
original request.
Regenerating a previously requested and installed certificate, invalidates the
previously purchased certificate because the Master Key has been changed.
5. Use the Server > Create SSL Certificate > Display Certificate option to confirm the new
certificate was imported properly to the target Master.
A CA server certificate can only be imported to a target Master only after both a
self-generated certificate has been created and the SSL Enable feature has been
selected on the Master. These actions configure the Master the secure
communication necessary during the importing of the CA certificate.
Manage System - Device Menu Buttons
Appear when a user clicks on any violet Device icon from within the Online Tree. The selected
system number: device number are displayed below these menu buttons.
Device Menu - Configuring the Network Settings
1. Click the System Settings > Manage System link from within the System Settings section of
the Navigation frame.
2. Click on a violet Device icon from within the Online Tree to open the Device menu buttons
within the right frame.
3. Click the Network Settings button to open the Network Settings dialog (FIG. 59). This dialog
allows a user to setup the network settings for the specified device. The fields are populated
with the current settings (when initially loaded).
FIG. 59 Network Settings dialog
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Feature
Description
IP Address:
Host Name
Use this field to view/edit the target Master's current Host Name.
DHCP/Specify IP Address
Use these radio buttons to specify an address for the target Master:
• DHCP - obtained from a DHCP Server.
• Specify an IP Address - typically obtained from a System Administrator.
IP Address
Use this field to view/edit the target Master's current IP Address.
Subnet Mask
Use this field to view/edit the target Master's current Subnet Mask assignment.
Gateway
Use this field to view/edit the target Master's current Gateway assignment.
DNS Address:
Domain Suffix
Use this field to view/edit the target Master's current Domain Suffix.
DNS IP #1, #2, #3
Use these fields to view/edit the target Master's current DNS IP addresses.
4. Enter a new or updated name within the Host Name field. This entry can be 1 - 50
alphanumeric characters in length.
5. Select either the DHCP or Specify and IP Address checkbox to chose the source of the IP
Address information being used within the remaining fields.
6. Enter or change any IP Address or DNS Address information within the remaining fields.
7. Click Update to save any changes. If your changes are successfully updated to the Master, the
following message appears. "Network Settings updated. Device must be rebooted for the
setting to take effect".
8. Return to the System menu by clicking on the purple System number (within the Online Tree)
and click the Reboot button and allow the Master a short time to reboot itself.
9. Click on the Refresh macro from the browser’s menu bar. If no security is currently enabled on
the target Master, you are directed back to the Manage WebControl Connections page. If
security is enabled, you are directed to the initial User name/Password page to enter your
access information.
Device Menu - Developing a URL List
1. Click the System Settings > Manage System link from within the System Settings section of
the Navigation frame.
2. Click on a violet Device icon from within the Online Tree to open the Device menu buttons
within the right frame.
3. Click the URL List button to open the URL List dialog (FIG. 60). This dialog allows the user
to view, add, and remove URLs from the specified devices URL list.
4. Add a new URL to the list be pressing the New button which opens the Add New URL dialog.
5. Enter either an IP Address or a resolvable name (ex: www.amx.com) into the URL field.
6. Enter the Port number used to connect to the other device within the Port field. The default port
provided in 1319, which is used for ICSP communication. Refer to the Manage System Server section on page 92 for more information on the default Ports used for communication.
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URL List dialog
Add New URL dialog
FIG. 60 URL List dialog
7. If a User name and/or Password is required for successful communication with the target URL,
place a checkmark in the Secure Connection checkbox and enter the necessary information
within the User name, Password, and Confirm (password) fields.
If this box is unchecked, the fields are greyed-out and the user is prevented from entering
any text into any of the remaining fields.
These fields are not greyed-out within Internet Explorer even though they become
read-only.
8. Click the Update button to accept and save your changes. If you are able to enter your
information, a "URL added successfully" message is displayed at the top of the Add New URL
dialog.
9. Click the Back button to return to the main URL List dialog.
10. Confirm your newly added URLs appear within the URL List dialog (FIG. 61).
Successful connection
established
Connection could
not be made
Attempting to connect
FIG. 61 URL List dialog (with entries)
If your newly added URL doesn’t appear on this page, click the Refresh button.
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11. URL entries can be removed either individually or as a whole:
Remove an individual URL entry by pressing the Remove button on that URLs row
listing within the URL List dialog (FIG. 61).
Remove all previously entered URLs by pressing the Remove All button. To confirm the
removal of all items, press the Refresh button.
Device Menu - Changing the Device Number
1. Click the System Settings > Manage System link from within the System Settings section of
the Navigation frame.
2. Click on a violet Device icon from within the Online Tree to open the Device menu buttons
within the right frame.
3. Click the Device Number button to open the Device Number (FIG. 62). This dialog allows the
user to change the device number for the selected device.
Current
Device
Number
FIG. 62 Device Number dialog
The current device number is also shown just below the System menu buttons.
4. Enter a new numeric value into the New Device Number field.
5. Click the Update button to save this new value to the device. The following message; "Device
number changed to XXX. Device must be rebooted for the change to take effect.", reminds the
user that the Master must first be rebooted before the new settings take effect.
Device Menu - Controlling or Emulating a device
Refer to the procedures outlined within the System Menu - Controlling/Emulating Devices on the
Master section on page 86 for more information.
Device Menu - Viewing the Log
1. Click on the System Settings > Manage System link from within the System Settings section
of the Navigation frame.
2. Click on a violet Device icon from within the Online Tree to open the Device menu buttons
within the right frame.
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3. Click the Log button (FIG. 63). This dialog allows the user to view the log for the selected
device (currently only the Master supports this feature).
FIG. 63 Log dialog
4. Click the Refresh button to update the information on-screen.
Device Menu - Running a Diagnostic Filter
Refer to the procedures outlined within the Manage System - Diagnostics section on page 89 for
more information.
System Settings - Manage License
This page (FIG. 64) displays both the currently used license keys, as well as pending keys.
New button allows for the
addition of new license keys
Shows exiting license keys
FIG. 64 System Settings - Manage License page
The New button allows for the addition of new license keys associated with currently
used modules/products.
Adding new License Keys requires the use of both a Product ID and a Serial Key.
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An example of this type of product is i!-Voting. The Master confirms this registration
information before running the module.
Adding a new license
1. Click on the System Settings > Manage License link from within the System Settings section
of the Navigation frame.
2. Click the New button to be transferred to the Add new License Key page (FIG. 65).
FIG. 65 System Settings - Add New License Key page
3. Enter the Product ID (certificate number) provided with the product into the Product ID fields.
4. Contact the AMX Sales department with both the product serial number (or certificate number)
and the serial number of target Master to register your product and in turn receive the necessary
Key information (typically 32 to 36 digits in length) which is then entered into the Key fields
on this page.
The Key is Master specific and is typically provided by AMX upon registration.
Ex: AMX Meeting Manger and i!-Voting applications are examples of products that
would require both a Product serial number and a Master-specific key prior to usage.
5. Press the Update button to save the information. If there are no errors with the information on
this page, a “Key successfully added for Product ID XXXX” is displayed at the top of the page.
6. Press the Back button to return to the previously active Manage License page.
Removing a license
1. Click on the System Settings > Manage License link from within the System Settings section
of the Navigation frame.
2. Click the Remove button.
3. Click OK from the "Are you sure you want to remove this?" popup.
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System Settings - Manage NetLinx Devices
To access this page, click on the Manage NetLinx Devices link (from within the System Settings
section of the Navigation frame). These pages (FIG. 66) have some additions that have been
incorporated as part of build 323 (or higher). These features include the display the device status as
well as some background color changes which indicate system groupings. These enhancements are
visual changes which allow for easier recognition of the information on a visual basis. IP
connections are then able to utilize a network’s higher layers of multicast to broadcast their
existence.
FIG. 66 System Settings - Manage NetLinx Devices page
Manage NetLinx Devices Page
Feature
Description
Clear List:
Clicking this button causes the entries to be temporarily deleted
from the page until either the user chooses to refresh the entries
(using the Refresh List button) or the Master begins to detect
any multi-cast transmissions as devices send out their
announcements.
Refresh List:
• Clicking this button allows the target Master to regenerate the
listing by looking for broadcasting devices.
• The button causes the Master to send out a message asking
devices to resend their NDP device announcements. The list is
then updated as those devices send back their announcements
to the “listening” Master.
• Due to system delays, message collisions, and multicast
routing, not all devices may respond immediately.
• The information displayed can not only include Masters and
devices on this system but Masters and devices on other
systems as well. By default, the target Master always appears
in the list.
A large number of NDP-capable devices on the network can result in a large amount
of network traffic occurring at the same time.
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Feature
Description
Device Listings:
• This page (in addition to the target Master which is typically the
first entry) lists those NetLinx Masters which have sent out
NetLinx Discovery Master Announce packets (NDPs).
• Each entry contains the data necessary to describe the devices
detected by the system.
• If a Master has a ‘+’ icon next to it, this indicates that this Master
is reading the presence of a NDP-capable devices currently
connected to it. This state can be toggled closed to show a ‘-’
icon.
System
Displays the System value being used by the listed NetLinx
Master.
Device
• Displays the assigned device value of the listed unit.
• This Device entry applies to both the Master and those
NDP-capable devices currently connected to that Master.
Device Type
• Displays a description of the target Master or connected device,
and its current firmware version.
• An example is: NI Master v3.01.323.
File Name
Displays the program name and/or file resident on the device.
Status
Displays the Master or device state. Those states include:
• This Master: Indicates its the target Master currently being
used and being browsed to. Its this Master’s web pages which
are currently being viewed.
• Orphan: Indicates that the device is currently not yet “bound” or
assigned to communicate with a particular Master.
- This state shows an adjacent Bind button which is used to
the bind the device to the Master whose web pages are
currently being viewed.
• Searching: Indicates that the device is trying to establish
communication with it's associated Master.
• Bound: Indicates that the device has established
communication with it's associated Master.
- This state shows an adjacent Unbind button which is used to
release/disassociate the device from communicating with its
current Master.
• Lost: Indicates that the device has tried to establish
communication with it's associated or “bound” Master, but was
after a period of time, unable to establish communication.
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Manage NetLinx Devices - Displaying NDP-capable devices
You’ll note in the previous example (FIG. 66), that the first NetLinx Master has a "+" icon next to
it, which shows that this Master is indicating the presence of NDP-capable devices currently
connected to it.
1. Click the "+" icon to expand the particular Master’s listing and reveal those NDP-capable
devices connected to it, as shown below in FIG. 67.
Expanded listing of
a Master containing
NDP-capable devices
This +/- icon toggles the
listing state of the Master
entry
FIG. 67 Manage NetLinx Devices page - showing an expanded view
Note that in this example the currently active Master’s Status description reads - This
Master and that the sub-devices are Bound to communicate with that Master. Even
though they are currently bound, clicking the adjacent Unbind button will release them
from communication with a particular Master.
2. Click the "-" icon to collapse the particular Master’s listing.
Manage NetLinx Devices - Obtaining NetLinx Device information
To obtain more description than is provided by the listing:
1. Use your mouse to hover the cursor over a particular device within the listing and display a
mouse-over popup dialog (FIG. 68).
This field illustrates the MAC Address
of the Master.
NetLinx Master’s associated
property information
(displayed via a mouse-over
popup dialog)
FIG. 68 Manage NetLinx Devices page - showing a sample mouse-over popup dialog
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The previous popup dialog shows the Master’s device's IP settings including the IP
Address, ICSP Port, and a MAC Address.
If the device is one that is bound to a Master, the popup also displays an additional Master
MAC Address field, which should match the MAC Address information for the bound
target Master (FIG. 69). Notice that the Master MAC Address in FIG. 69 should
match the MAC Address of the Master in FIG. 68.
This field illustrates the MAC Address
of the Master bound to this device
NDP device’s associated
property information
(displayed via a mouse-over
popup dialog)
FIG. 69 Manage NetLinx Devices page - showing a sample mouse-over popup dialog
In the above example, the moused-over device is bound to an NI Master on System 1
running firmware v3.01.320. The device’s popup shows the MAC Address of the Master
with which it is bound (00:90:9f:90.....).
If this device is ever unbound from this Master (using the Unbind button), its Master
MAC Address would be left blank.
Manage NetLinx Devices - Binding/Unbinding
From below the State column (which displays the Master or device state) you can determine
whether a device is Bound or Orphaned.
A Bound device is one which has established communication with it's associated Master.
This device was previously bound to communicate with a specific Master.
- This state shows an adjacent Unbind button which is used to release/disassociate
the device from its current Master.
- Once this button is pressed, the device then shows-up as Orphaned (within the
Status column).
An Orphan is an NDP-capable device which has not yet been assigned to communicate
(bound) with a specific Master.
- This state shows an adjacent Bind button which is used to then bind the device to
the Master whose pages are currently being viewed (displayed as This Master
within the Status column).
- Once this button is pressed, the device then shows-up as Bound (within the
Status column).
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System Settings - Manage Other Devices - Dynamic Device
Discovery Pages
Before you begin to manage any other devices, the target Master must be loaded with
the program which defines the new devices and modules. In addition to this code, all
IP/Serial devices must be pre-configured and connected to the system.
To access this page, click on the Manage Other Devices link (from within the System Settings
section of the Navigation frame). This page (FIG. 70) (within build 323 or higher) is used as the
entry point for the management of all 3rd party Dynamically Discovered Devices.
Links to additional
DDD pages
Shows loaded Duet Modules
DDD configuration settings
Registered configuration
links (optional)
FIG. 70 System Settings - Manage Other Devices page
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Feature
Description
Dynamic Device Discovery links:
These links direct the user to additional Dynamic Device
Discovery (DDD) configuration pages which include:
• Manage Device Bindings page is used for configuring
application-defined Duet virtual devices by using discovered
physical devices.
- If your current NetLinx program (running on the target Master)
has been written, and you have notified the Master of a set of
Dynamic Devices on your system, you will then want to start
by managing those devices through this page.
• Create User Defined Device page provides a Web interface
used in creating and managing the values necessary to add a
dynamic physical device to the system. The devices added on
this page do not support the DDD beaconing technology.
- If after you have confirmed the presence of your programmed
Dynamic Devices (provided to the Master via your NetLinx
code), and have allowed the Master to confirm the presence
of any other Dynamic Devices, its then time to manually enter
in those remaining devices on your system via the User
Defined Device page.
Note: IR-controlled devices (such as a VCR or Receiver)
must always be User-Defined devices.
• View Discovered Devices page displays a listing of all the
dynamic devices that have been discovered within the system.
- After you have confirmed the presence of those previously
coded Dynamic Devices within the Manage Device Bindings
page, it is then recommended that you navigate to the View
Discovered Devices page to continue the process of detecting
Dynamic Devices which have been detected by the system,
and then assign Module/drivers to those devices via the View
Discovered Devices page.
Configure Binding Options:
Enable Auto Bind
This section contains configuration settings regarding the DDD
process.
• This selection allows an end-user to toggle the state of the
automatic binding for DDD (On/Off).
• When auto-binding is enabled, the Master automatically
attempts to connect any newly discovered device with an
associated application device (defined in the running NetLinx
application).
• Auto-binding can only be accomplished if the Master's firmware
determines a one-to-one correlation between the newly
discovered device and a single entry within the list of defined
application devices (accessed by pressing the Manage Device
Bindings button at the top of the page).
• For example, if the application only has one VCR defined and a
VCR is detected in the system, auto-binding can then be
accomplished.
- If there were two VCRs defined within the application,
auto-binding could not be completed due to the lack of
a clearly defined one-to-one correspondence.
• When the Enable Auto Bind option is not selected, no
auto-binding activity takes place and all binding of the newly
discovered devices must be accomplished manually via the
Web control interface Manage Other Devices - Manage Device
Bindings section on page 119.
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Feature
Description
Configure Binding Options (Cont.):
Enable Subnet Match
This selection allows an end-user to toggle whether or not
IP devices should only be detected/discovered if they are on the
same IP Subnet as the Master.
Purge Bound Modules on Reset
• This selection indicates that all modules should be deleted from
the /bound directory upon the next reboot.
• During the binding process, the associated Duet modules for a
device are copied from the /unbound directory into a protected
/bound area.
• Due to the dynamic nature of Java class loading, it is not safe to
delete a running .JAR file. Therefore, this selection provides the
administrator the capability of removing existing modules upon
reboot by forcing a re-acquisition of the module at bind time.
• This selection is a one-time occurrence. Upon the next
reboot, the selection is cleared.
Save Settings
Clicking this button causes the current selected checkbox values
to be saved into the system.
Enable/Disable Module Search via Internet • Clicking this button toggles the capability of searching the
Internet (either AMX's site or a device specified site) for a
device’s compatible Duet modules. This capability is
automatically disabled if the Master does not have Internet
connectivity.
• Upon enabling Internet connectivity, the AMX License
Agreement is displayed for acceptance (FIG. 71). The AMX
License Agreement must be accepted (by pressing the Accept
button on the upper-right of the page) for the Internet Module
search to be enabled.
• When the Internet search for modules feature is enabled (the
button then reads Disable Module Search via Internet), the
Master queries either AMX's Online database of device
Modules and/or pulls Modules from a separate site specified by
the manufacturer's device.
• You can later disable this feature by toggling this button’s state.
Device Configuration Pages:
This section is optional and is only present when either
configuration links have been previously registered by a running
Duet Module or if a discovered device supplies configuration link
information.
• If present, this section displays each link along with a
mouse-over tool-tip.
• For Duet Modules this tool-tip describes the module
configuration link.
• For discovered devices this tool-tip indicates the physical device
the configuration link is associated with.
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Feature
Description
Manage Device Modules:
This section displays a list of all currently loaded Duet Modules/
.JAR files on the Master (resident within the /unbound directory);
as well as providing those interfaces necessary to delete, add,
and retrieve these modules.
Select FIle to Delete field
• This field provides the listing of loaded Modules/.JAR files.
• These entries can be selected for deletion or archiving.
Delete Selected
• Clicking this button causes the deletion of a selected module
from the /unbound directory.
• Any corresponding module within the /bound directory will NOT
be deleted. Bound modules must be deleted via the Purge
Bound Modules on Reset selection described within the
previous Configure Device Bindings section.
Archive Selected
• Clicking this button copies the selected JAR file to the PC which
the user is browsing from.
• This option allows an administrator to archive those Duet
Modules resident on a target Master back to a PC.
Select File to Upload
• This section allows a user to browse for a target Module/.JAR
file and then upload it to a target Master.
• Browse: Allows the user to browse for Duet Modules on the
PC/Network.
• Upload File: Copies the specified Duet Module to the target
Master's /unbound directory.
- If a file of the same specified name already exists within the
/unbound directory; a prompt is displayed to confirm the
over-write of the existing .JAR file. Only JAR file types are
allowed for Upload to the target Master.
Accept button
FIG. 71 System Settings - AMX License Agreement page
The Dynamic Device Detector (DDD) monitors the system for newly connected devices. Multicast
reception of a Dynamic Device Beacon, or receipt of a beacon response on an application specified
list of serial devices. This DDD process begins by detecting new devices within a NetLinx/Duet
system, binding those devices to application instances, and then starting a Duet module to control
those new devices.
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Dynamic Device Discovery was created to take advantage of Java's Dynamic Class Loading and the
Duet Standard NetLinx API (SNAPI). Java loads classes as they are needed. Therefore it is feasible
to load a Duet control/protocol module on the fly as each new device is discovered. SNAPI
provides a fixed interface for communicating with a certain type of device. The "glue code" refers
to the developer defined NetLinx program that runs on a Master and controls a system.
Take for example a VCR. The majority of control features are common to all VCRs (play, stop,
pause, etc.). SNAPI provides the "glue code" developer the ability to write common code that will
control any type of VCR having an associated Duet module. The underlying Duet module could be
swapped in and out based on the actual physical device with no changes needed to the higher level
"glue code".
Dynamic Device Discovery Concepts
Feature
Description
Application Device:
• A Duet Device (41000-42000) that is used as a control interface
to a physical device.
• All control requests are made to the application device rather
than to the physical device.
Binding:
• In concrete programming, the application device is forever
associated with the NetLinx physical device. In DDD, this
association is dynamic.
• The act of associating an application device with a physical
device is called “binding".
Device Discovery:
• In DDD, physical devices are detected in the system at
run-time.
• There are two different methods of detection: via Dynamic
Device Discovery Protocol (DDDP) or via user definition within
the Master’s Web interface (page 124).
SDK Class:
• Each application device in the DDD world is associated with a
particular device type as defined by SNAPI.
• When using a VCR or a Receiver as an example, each of these
device types would correspond with a Java Interface within the
Duet Device Software Development Kit (SDK).
• When writing programs for DDD, the developer specifies the
device type of a particular application device by using one of
these SDK Class names.
Polling:
• Dynamic physical devices can be detected by DDDP through
both Serial and IP interfaces.
• But whereas IP connections are then able to utilize the
network’s higher layers of multicast to broadcast their
existence, Serial devices speak a fixed protocol that is
incompatible with DDDP.
• Serial devices are passive and will only broadcast their
existence if polled to do so. The program developer must
specify which NetLinx interfaces/ports (i.e. serial ports) should
be polled for devices.
In DDD, the device discovery activity is always dynamic because the devices will always be
detected at run-time. Note that DDD splits the binding activity into two different categories:
Program defined binding (also known as static)
Run-time defined binding (also known as dynamic).
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With program defined/static binding, the developer specifies a permanent binding between an
application device and a physical port, such as a particular serial or IR port. At run-time, any device
detected on that port is automatically associated with the designated application device. This
binding type would be used when the developer wants to hard code what port is used for a device,
but does not know what manufacturer's device will actually be connected. Static binding is not
available for IP connected devices, since the IP Address value of a device is subject to change due
to IP network topology.
An example of its use would be if DHCP is enabled for the peripheral device and a
hard-coded IP Address within the NetLinx "glue-code" would be inadequate due to the
nature of dynamically acquired DHCP IP Addresses. Only actual NetLinx D:P:S values
are allowed for static binding of physical ports.
With run-time defined/dynamic binding, the application device and the physical port are
completely disassociated (in a program sense). The developer defines the application devices and
their associated SDK class but does not specify what physical port they are bound to. At run-time,
as those devices are discovered; the new physical devices are then bound to an application device
either automatically or via the Master's Web access. Dynamic binding is the only binding option
available for IP-connected peripheral device due to the dynamic nature of IP Addresses as
discussed earlier.
Manage Other Devices - Manage Device Bindings
To access this page, click on the Manage Device Bindings button (from within the Manage Other
Device page). This page is used to configure application-defined Duet virtual devices with
discovered physical devices. The on-screen table (FIG. 73) displays a list of all application-defined
devices (including the defined "friendly name"), the Duet virtual D:P:S, and the associated Duet
Device SDK class (indicating the type of the device). This information would have been pre-coded
into the NetLinx file currently on the target Master (FIG. 72).
A sample of the code can be found within the DEFINE_START section seen in FIG. 72:
PROGRAM_NAME='DDD'
DEFINE_DEVICE
COM1 = 5001:1:0
COM2 = 5001:2:0
dvRECEIVER1 = 41000:1:0
dvDiscDevice = 41001:1:0
DEFINE_CONSTANT
DEFINE_TYPE
DEFINE_VARIABLE
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DEFINE_START
STATIC_PORT_BINDING(dvDiscDevice, COM1, DUET_DEV_TYPE_DISC_DEVICE,
'My DVD', DUET_DEV_POLLED)
DYNAMIC_POLLED_PORT(COM2)
DYNAMIC_APPLICATION_DEVICE(dvRECEIVER1, DUET_DEV_TYPE_RECEIVER,
'My Receiver')
(***********************************************************)
(*
THE EVENTS GO BELOW
*)
(***********************************************************)
DEFINE_EVENT
DATA_EVENT [dvRECEIVER1]
{
// Duet Virtual device data events go here
}
FIG. 72 Manage Device Bindings page - showing the NetLinx code relation
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This code would have given the Master a previous “heads-up” notification to look for those devices
meeting the criteria outlined within the code.
Dynamic application devices
(Bind/Unbind)
Static bound application
devices (blank/Release)
Device’s associated
property information
(displayed via a mouse-over
popup dialog)
FIG. 73 Manage Device Bindings page
There are two types of application devices: Static Bound application devices and Dynamic
application devices.
Static Bound application devices specify both a Duet virtual device and its associated
Device SDK class type, as well as a NetLinx physical device port to which the
application device is ALWAYS associated (i.e. statically bound).
Dynamic application devices specify both the Duet virtual device and its associated
Device SDK with no association to a physical port. Binding of an application device to a
physical device/port occurs at run-time either via auto-binding or manual binding.
Application devices that have a "bound" physical device display their physical device ID within the
Physical Device column. If an associated Duet module has been started to communicate with the
device, its associated property information is then displayed in a mouse-over popup dialog when
the cursor hovers over the physical device ID.
Each entry in the table has one of four values appear within the far right of the Manage Device
Bindings page (FIG. 73).
Static bound application devices will either be blank or display a Release button.
- Static application devices that have not yet detected a physical device attached to
their associated port are left blank. Once a physical device is detected and
their associated Duet module has been started, a Release button is then displayed.
- By selecting Release, the administrator is forcing the associated Duet module to
be destroyed and the firmware then returns to detecting any physical devices
attached to the port.
Dynamic application devices either display a Bind or Unbind button.
- Dynamic application devices that have been bound display an Unbind button. When
the user selects Unbind, any associated Duet module is then destroyed and the
"link" between the application device and the physical device is then broken.
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- Dynamic application devices that have not been bound to a physical device display
a Bind button. When this button is selected, a secondary display appears with a
listing of all available unbound physical devices that match the application device's
Device SDK class type (FIG. 74).
- If a currently bound device needs to be replaced or a Duet Module needs to be swapped
out, the device should be unbound and the new module/driver should then be bound.
List of available
unbound physical
devices
Discovered
physical device
properties
(displayed via a
mouse-over
popup dialog)
FIG. 74 Manage Device Bindings - showing a listing of all unbound devices
The administrator/user can then select one of the available physical devices to bind with
the associated application device. When the Save button is selected, the binding is
created and a process begins within the target Master to find the appropriate Duet Module
driver. Once a driver is found, the Duet Module is then started and associated with the
specified application device (Duet virtual device). If the Cancel button is selected, the
binding activity is then aborted.
- A mouse-over popup dialog is provided to display the properties associated with
each discovered physical device that is listed (FIG. 74).
If the manufacturer device does not support Dynamic Device Discovery (DDD)
beaconing, you must use the Add New Device page to both create and manage those
values necessary to add a dynamic physical device. This process is described in
detail within the following section.
Manage Other Devices Menu - Viewing Discovered Devices
This page (FIG. 75) provides a listing with all of the dynamic devices that have been discovered in
the system.
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Listing of the discovered
Dynamic Devices
Properties of the
discovered physical
device
(displayed via a
mouse-over
popup dialog)
FIG. 75 View Discovered Devices page
Mousing-over a listed entry presents a popup which displays all of the properties associated with
the physical device. If the physical device is bound to an application device, the associated
application device's “friendly name” will be displayed in the Binding column. The Module
Available column indicates if a Duet module is currently available on the system for the target
physical device (the results are: yes, no, or unknown).
For each physical device, a Search button is provided which initiates a search for compatible
modules.
If the Module Search via the Internet option has been previously enabled (via the
corresponding button within the Configure Binding Options section of the Manage Other
Devices page), the search includes a query of the AMX online database for a compatible
module based on the device's properties.
If the device specified a URL in its DDD beacon, the file is retrieved from the URL either
over the Internet or from the physical device itself, provided the device has an inboard
HTTP or FTP server.
If Module Search via Internet is NOT enabled, the search does NOT query the AMX
online database nor will it pull any manufacturer specified URLs that do not match the IP
Address of the physical device itself.
Modules that are retrieved from either the Internet or from the manufacturer's device are then
placed into the /unbound directory and automatically overwrite any existing module of the same
name.
Once a list of all compatible modules is compiled, the Select Device Module page (FIG. 76) is then
displayed with a listing of each module along with its calculated “match” value. The greater the
“match” value, the better the match between the Duet Module's properties and the physical device's
properties.
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Module Properties
(displayed via a
mouse-over
popup dialog)
FIG. 76 Select Device Module page
Mousing-over a listed module entry presents a popup which displays the properties associated with
the selected module.
By selecting the module and clicking the Save button, the administrator can assign a Duet module
to be associated with the physical device.
This action will NOT affect any currently running Duet module associated with the
physical device and will only be picked up upon the next system reboot.
Clicking the Cancel button aborts the association of a Duet module with the physical device BUT it
does not undo the process of pulling new modules from the Internet/device into the /unbound
directory on the target Master. These modules will remain resident in the /unbound directory until
they are manually deleted via the Manage Other Devices main web page. Refer to the System
Settings - Manage Other Devices - Dynamic Device Discovery Pages section on page 114.
Manage Other Devices Menu - Creating a new User-Defined Device
This page provides the ability to both add and remove any user-defined devices. Existing
user-defined devices are listed at the bottom of the display along with a corresponding Remove
button alongside each new entry. Although FIG. 77 shows a populated page, by default, all fields
are blank and no devices are pre-populated.
1. Click on the Create User Defined Device button (from within the Manage Other Device
page).
2. Begin by entering the address of the physical device within the Address field. This information
can be either the NetLinx Master port value (D:P:S) or an IP Address (#.#.#.#).
3. From within the Device Type field, use the drop-down list to select the control method
associated with the physical target device (IR, IP, Serial, Relay, Other).
4. From within the SDK-Class field, use the drop-down list to select closest Device SDK class
type match for the physical target device. The following table provides a listing of the available
choices.
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List of discovered
physical devices
(manually entered info)
FIG. 77 Add New Device page
SDK-Class Types
AudioConferencer
DocumentCamera
SettopBox
AudioMixer
HVAC
SlideProjector
AudioProcessor
Keypad
Switcher
AudioTape
Light
TextKeypad
AudioTunerDevice
Monitor
TV
Camera
Motor
Utility
DigitalMediaEncoder*
MultiWindow
VCR
DigitalMediaDecoder*
PoolSpa
VideoConferencer
DigitalMediaServer*
PreAmpSurroundSoundProcessor
VideoProcessor
DigitalSatelliteSystem
Receiver
VideoProjector
DigitalVideoRecorder
Security System
VideoWall*
DiscDevice
Sensor Device
VolumeController
Weather
* indicates that these features will be supported within the version 1.6 release of Café Duet.
5. Use the GUID field to enter the manufacturer-specified device’s Global Unique Identification
information. Either the GUID or Make/Model must be specified within this field.
6. Enter the name of the manufacturer for the device being used (up to 55 alpha-numeric
characters) (ex: Sony, ONKYO, etc..) into the Make field. Either the GUID or Make/Model
must be specified within this field.
7. Enter the model number of the device being used (up to 255 alpha-numeric characters)
(ex: Mega-Tuner 1000) into the Model field. Either the GUID or Make/Model must be
specified within this field.
8. Enter the firmware version used by the target device (up to 55 alpha-numeric characters) into
the Revision field. Text is required within this field.
The version must be in the format: major.minor.micro (where major, minor, and micro
are numbers). An example is: 1.0.0 (revision 1.0.0 of the device firmware).
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9. Once you are done creating the profile for the new device, click the New button to assign
additional Name and Value property information for association with the new User Defined
Device.
When the Add button is selected, the user-defined device is then inserted into the list of
discovered physical devices which appears within the lower section of the display
(FIG. 77).
When the Cancel button is selected, the addition of the user defined device is aborted,
no amendment to the existing list is made, and the user is returned back to the Manage
Device Bindings page.
10. Once you have complete entering your devices, click the Back button (from within the Manage
Device Bindings page) and then navigate to the View Discovered Devices page to view the
listing of all Dynamic Devices discovered in the system.
Accessing an SSL-Enabled Master via an IP Address
Once the target Master has been fully configured with an SSL certificate, user/group access rights,
and System level security parameters, the administrator (or comparably authorized user) can decide
to require additional security on the Master by making any consecutive access to the Master be
done via a HTTPS (a secure version of HTTP communication). Refer to the Setting the Master’s
Port Configurations section on page 92 for more information on this process.
1. Launch your web browser.
2. Enter the IP Address of the target Master into the web browser’s Address field, but preface this
information with the word https (ex: https://198.198.99.99). This https is used to
communicate with the target Master via the pre-configured HTTPS/SSL Port.
3. Press the Enter key on your keyboard to begin the communication process between the target
Master and your computer.
4. The user is then presented with a Security Alert popup window and Certificate information
(FIG. 78).
FIG. 78 Security Alert and Certificate popups
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The above alert only appears if an SSL Server Certificate has been installed on the
target Master, the SSL Enable options has been enabled, from within the Enable
Security window of the Security tab, and there is a problem with the site’s certificate.
Problems with the certificate can result from:
The default AMX certificate, self generated, or self-signed certificate hasn’t been
approved by a CA.
The above mentioned certificates are not part of that computer’s web browser list of
trusted sites. This changes after the certificate is installed into the user’s browser list of
trusted sites.
The date period given to the certificate has expired. CA-approved certificates typically
come with a 2 year window of validity. Self generate certificates come defaulted with a
30 year window of validity (FIG. 78).
The name on the security certificate site information doesn’t match the domain name of
the target Master.
5. Click the View Certificate button on the Security Alert popup to view more detailed
information about the certificate. A secondary Certificate popup window is then displayed.
6. Review the information presented within the certificate and if you trust that both the site and
certificate information are correct, click the Install Certificate button to begin installing the
certificate into computer’s web browser list of trusted sites.
7. The user is then presented with a Certificate Import Wizard that begins the process of adding
the certificate (FIG. 79).
FIG. 79 Certificate Import Wizard
8. Click Next to proceed with the certificate store process.
9. Click Next to automatically use the default certificate store settings and locations (FIG. 80).
10. Click Finish button to finalize the certificate installation process.
11. Click Yes, from the next popup window to "...ADD the following certificate to the Root
Store?". After a successful importing of the certificate into Internet Explorer’s list of trusted
sites, another popup window appears to inform you of the success.
12. Click OK from the Import was successful popup window.
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FIG. 80 Certificate Import Wizard- storing the certificate
13. To close the still open Certificate popup window click OK.
14. To close the still open Security Alert popup window, click Yes.
15. From the Network Password window, click the down arrow from the username field to select a
user name.
16. Enter a valid password into the password field.
17. Click the save password check mark field if you want to have your web browser remember this
password during consecutive login sessions.
18. Click OK to access the target Master.
19. The first page displayed within your open browser window is Manage WebControl
Connections page.
Using your NetLinx Master to control the G4 panel
Refer to the specific panel instruction manual for detailed information on configuring and enabling
WebControl.
Once the Master’s IP Address has been set through NetLinx Studio version 2.4 or higher:
1. Launch your web browser.
In order to fully utilize the SSL encryption, your web browser should incorporate the an encryption
feature. This encryption level is displayed as a Cipher strength.
2. Enter the IP Address of the target NetLinx Master into your web browser’s Address field, but
preface this information with the word https (ex: https://198.198.99.99). This https is used to
communicate with the target Master via the pre-configured HTTPS/SSL Port.
3. Click OK to accept the AMX SSL certificate.
4. Enter a valid user name and password into the fields within the Login dialog.
5. Click OK to enter the information and proceed to the Master’s Manage WebControls window.
6. This Manage WebControls connection page (FIG. 81) is accessed by clicking on the Manage
connections link (within the Web Control section within the Navigation frame). Once
activated, this page displays links to G4 panels running the latest G4 Web Control feature.
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G4 panels
Compatible
devices field
(showing G4
WebControl links)
Compression
Options
FIG. 81 Manage WebControl Connections page (populated with compatible panels)
7. Click on the G4 panel name link associated with the target panel. A secondary web browser
window appears on the screen (FIG. 82).
FIG. 82 WebControl VNC installation and Password entry screens
8. Click Yes from the Security Alert popup window to agree to the installation of the G4
WebControl application on your computer. This application contains the necessary Active X
and VNC client applications necessary to properly view and control the panel pages from your
computer.
The G4 WebControl application is sent by the panel to the computer that is used for
communication. Once the application is installed, this popup no longer appears. This
popup only appears if you are connecting to the target panel using a different
computer.
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9. In some cases, you might get a Connection Details dialog (FIG. 83) requesting a VNC Server
IP Address. This is the IP Address not the IP of the Master but of the target touch panel.
Depending on which method of communication you are using, it can be found in either the:
Wired Ethernet - System Connection > IP Settings section within the IP Address field.
Wireless - Secondary Connection > IP Settings section within the IP Address field.
If you do not get this field continue to step 9.
IP Address of touch panel
- obtained from IP Settings section of
the panel’s System Connection page
FIG. 83 Connection Details dialog
10. If a WebControl password was setup on the G4 WebControl page, a G4 Authentication Session
password dialog box appears on the screen within the secondary browser window.
11. Enter the WebControl session password into the Session password field (FIG. 82). This
password was previously entered into the Web Control Password field within the G4 Web
Control page on the panel.
12. Click OK to send the password to the panel and begin the session. A confirmation message
appears stating "Please wait, Initial screen loading..".
The secondary window then becomes populated with the same G4 page being displayed on the
target G4 panel. A small circle appears within the on-screen G4 panel page and corresponds to the
location of the mouse cursor. A left-mouse click on the computer-displayed panel page equates to
an actual touch on the target G4 panel page.
What to do when a Certificate Expires
Self-generated certificates have a duration period of approximately 30 years. Most externally
requested CA certificates are generally valid for a period of approximately 1 - 5 years.
The only way to avoid a CA certificate becoming invalid due to a time expiration is to request
a new certificate from your current CA.
Refer to the Server - Creating a Request for an SSL Certificate section on page 99 for more
information on how to request an externally generated certificate.
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NetLinx Masters currently have built-in security capabilities. They require a user enter a valid user
name and password to access the NetLinx System’s Telnet, HTTP, ICSP, and FTP services.
The security capabilities are configured and applied via a Telnet connection or the NetLinx
Master’s RS-232 terminal interface (the RS232 Program port).
Always use the RS232 Program port when entering potentially sensitive security information. The
Telnet server interface exposes this security information to the network in clear text format, which
could be intercepted by an unauthorized network client. By using the RS232 Program port, there is
security during the configuration of the database due to the physical proximity of the user to the
system.
NetLinx Security Features
NetLinx security allows you to define access rights for users or groups.
A "User" represents a single potential client of the NetLinx Master, while a "Group" represents a
logical collection of users. Any properties possessed by groups (i.e., access rights, directory
associations, etc.) are inherited by all the members of the group.
The following table lists the NetLinx features that the administrator (or other 'qualified' user) may
grant or deny access to.
NetLinx Security Features
NetLinx Master Security Configuration The user has access to the security configuration commands of the
Master. Only those users with security configuration access rights
granted will have access to the security configuration
commands.
Telnet Security
The user has access to the Telnet server functionality. All basic
commands are available to the user.
Terminal (RS232) Security
The user has access to the Terminal (RS232 Program port) server
functionality. All basic commands are available to the user.
HTTP (web server) Security
The user has access to the HTTP server functionality. Directory
associations assign specific directories/files to a particular user.
FTP Security
The user has access to the FTP server functionality. Only the
administrator account has access to the root directory; all other
'qualified' clients are restricted to the /user/ directory and its 'tree'.
ICSP
The user has access to the ICSP communication functionality.
Communication and encryption rights are available to an authorized
user.
ICSP Encryption
The user has access to the ICSP data encryption functionality.
Enabling encryption of ICSP data requires that both:
- AMX hardware or software communicating with the target
Master provide a valid user name and password.
- All communication is encrypted.
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Initial Setup via a Terminal Connection
Security administration and configuration is done via a Terminal communication through the
RS232 Program port on the NetLinx Master.
Although these procedures are written for a Terminal connection, a user can also
connect to a Master via a Telent connection. Do this by going to Start > Run, enter
cmd within the Run dialog’s Open field and click OK. Then from within the CMD
command prompt use the IP Address info to type >telnet XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
<enter>.
Establishing a Terminal connection
1. Launch the HyperTerminal application from its’ default location (Start > Programs >
Accessories > Communications).
2. Apply power to the NetLinx Master and allow it to boot up.
3. Connect the PC COM (RS232) port from your computer to the RS232 Program port on the
NetLinx Master. Note the baud rate settings for the Master.
4. Enter any text into the Name field of the HyperTerminal Connection Description dialog
window and click OK when done.
5. From the Connect Using field, click the down-arrow and select the COM port being used for
communication by the target Master and click OK when done.
6. From the Bits per second field, click the down-arrow and select the baud rate being used by the
target Master.
Configure the remaining communication parameters as follows: Data Bits:8, Parity:None,
Stop bits:1, and Flow control: None (default is Hardware).
Click OK to complete the communication parameters and open a new Terminal window.
7. Type echo on to view the characters while entering commands. If that does not work, press
<Enter> key on your keyboard.
Accessing the Security configuration options
1. In the Terminal session, type help security to view the available security commands. Here is a
listing of the security help:
---- These commands apply to the Security Manager and Database ---logout
Logout and close secure session
setup security
Access the security setup menus
2. Type setup security to access the Main Security Menu, shown below:
>setup security
--- These commands apply to the Security Manager and Database ---1) Set system security options for NetLinx Master
2) Display system security options for NetLinx Master
3) Add user
4) Edit user
5) Delete user
6) Show the list of authorized users
7) Add group
8) Edit group
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9) Delete group
10) Show list of authorized groups
11) Set Telnet Timeout in seconds
12) Display Telnet Timeout in seconds
13) Make changes permanent by saving to flash
Or <ENTER> to return to previous menu
Security Setup ->
3. The Main Security Menu shows a list of choices and a prompt. To select one of the listed
choices, simply enter the number of the choice (1-15) at the prompt and press <ENTER>.
4. Each option in the Main Security Menu displays a submenu specific to that option.
The following subsection describe using each of the Main Security Menu options.
For a detailed description of each option in the Main Security Menu, refer to Main Security
Menu on page 143.
Option 1 - Set system security options for NetLinx Master (Security Options Menu)
Type 1 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security Menu) to
display the Security Options Menu.
The Security Options Menu sets the "global" options for the NetLinx Master. It is accessed by the
Set Security system options of the Main Security Menu. This first thing that will happen is you will
be asked one of two questions. If NetLinx Master security is enabled, you will see the following:
NetLinx Master security is Enabled
Do you want to keep NetLinx Master security enabled? (y or n):
If you answer y for yes, security will remain enabled and you will be taken to the
Security Options Menu.
If you answer n for no, all security settings (except FTP security) will be disabled and
you will be taken back to the Main Security Menu.
If NetLinx Master security is not enabled, you will see the following:
NetLinx Master security is Disabled
Do you want to enable security for the NetLinx Master? (y or n):
If you answer y for yes, security will be enabled and you will be taken to the Security
Options Menu.
If you answer n for no, all security settings (except FTP security) will remain disabled
and you will be taken back to the Main Security Menu.
The Security Options Menu is displayed as follows:
Select to change current security option
1) Terminal (RS232) Security.................. Enabled
2) HTTP Security.............................. Enabled
3) Telnet Security............................ Enabled
4) Configuration Security..................... Enabled
5) ICSP Security.............................. Enabled
6) ICSP Encryption Required................... Enabled
Or <ENTER> to return to previous menu
Security Options ->
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The selection listed will display what the current settings. To change an option, select the number
listed next to the option.
For example, if selection 2) is selected (from the Select to change current security option listing),
the security options for the Master are listed and HTTP Security becomes enabled. The listing is
then displayed as follows:
Select to change current security option
1) Terminal (RS232) Security.................. Enabled
2) HTTP Security.............................. Enabled
3) Telnet Security............................ Enabled
4) Configuration Security..................... Enabled
5) ICSP Security.............................. Enabled
6) ICSP Encryption Required................... Enabled
Or <ENTER> to return to previous menu
Security Options ->
Each selection simply toggles the security setting selected. Press <ENTER> to exit the menu and
return to the Main Security Menu.
Changes made to the target Master from within the Terminal window are not reflected
within the web browser, until the Master is rebooted and the web browser connection
is refreshed.
Any changes made to the Master, from within the web browser are instantly reflected
within the Terminal session without the need to reboot.
The items in the Security Options Menu are described below:
Security Options Menu
Command
Description
1) Terminal (RS232) Security
(Enabled/Disabled)
This selection enables/disables Terminal (RS232 Program
port) Security. If Terminal Security is enabled, a user must have
sufficient access rights to login to a Terminal session.
2) HTTP Security
(Enabled/Disabled)
This selection enables/disables HTTP (Web Server) Security. If
HTTP Security is enabled, a user must have sufficient access
rights to browse to the NetLinx Master with a Web Browser.
3) Telnet Security
(Enabled/Disabled)
This selection enables/disables Telnet Security. If Telnet
Security is enabled, a user must have sufficient access rights
to login to a Telnet session.
4) Configuration Security
(Enabled/Disabled)
This selection enables/disables Configuration Access rights for
the target Master. If the Configuration Security is enabled, a
user must have sufficient access rights to access the Main
Security Menu and make changes to the Master’s security
parameters.
5) ICSP Security
(Enabled/Disabled)
This selection enables/disables security of ICSP data being
transmitted between the target Master and external AMX
components (software and hardware such as TPD4 and a
Modero Touch Panel).
6) ICSP Encryption Required
(Enabled/Disabled)
This selection enables/disables the need to require encryption
of the ICSP communicated data.
If enabled:
- All communicating AMX components must authenticate with
a valid user name and password before beginning
communication with the Master.
- All communication must be encrypted.
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Option 2 - Display system security options for NetLinx Master
Type 2 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security Menu) to
display the current security options, and their current state (Enabled/Disabled). For example:
Master Security.....................Disabled
Terminal............................Disabled
HTTP................................Disabled
Telnet..............................Disabled
Configuration.......................Disabled
ICSP................................Disabled
ICSP Encryption.....................Disabled
Press <ENTER> key to continue
Option 3 - Add user
1. Type 3 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security Menu)
to create a new user account. A sample session response is:
The following users are currently enrolled:
administrator
Fred
techpubs
Enter user name ->
2. At the Enter user name prompt, enter a new user name (for example "techpubs"). A user
name is a valid character string (4 - 20 alpha-numeric characters) defining the user. This string
is case sensitive. Each user name must be unique.
3. Press <ENTER> to enter the new user name. The session then prompts you for a password for
the new user.
4. Enter a password for the new user. A password is a valid character string (4 - 20 alpha-numeric
characters) to supplement the user name in defining the potential client. This string is also case
sensitive.
5. The session then prompts you to verify the new password. Enter the password again, and press
<ENTER>.
6. Assuming the password was verified, the session then displays the Edit User menu (see below).
Option 4 - Edit User
1. Type 4 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security Menu)
to edit an existing user account. A sample session response is:
Select from the following list of enrolled users:
1) administrator
2) NetLinx
3) techpubs
4) Pat
Select User ->
2. Select the user account (1-X) that you want to edit, and press <ENTER> to display the Edit
User Menu (described below).
Any changes made via the Edit User menu will affect the selected user account.
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Edit User Menu
The Edit User Menu is accessed whenever you enter the Add user, or Edit user selections from the
Main Security Menu. The Edit User Menu is displayed as follows:
Please select from the following options:
1) Change User Password
2) Change Inherits From Group
3) Add Directory Association
4) Delete Directory Association
5) List Directory Associations
6) Change Access Rights
7) Display User Record Contents
Or <ENTER> to return to previous menu
Edit User ->
Each selection (1-7) accesses the named option. Press <ENTER> by itself to exit the menu and
return to the Main Security Menu.
The Edit User Menu options are described in the following table:
Edit User Menu
Command
Description
1) Change User Password
This selection prompts you to enter the new password (twice) for the
user. Once the new password is entered, the user must use the new
password from that point forward.
2) Change Inherits From Group
This selection will display the current group the user is assigned to
(if any). It will then display a list of current groups and prompts you
to select the new group.
3) Add Directory Association
This selection will display any current Directory Associations
assigned to the user, and then will prompt you for a path for the new
Directory Association.
4) Delete Directory Association This selection will display any current Directory Associations
assigned to the user, and then will prompt you to select the
Directory Association you want to delete.
5) List Directory Associations
This selection will display any current Directory Associations
assigned to the user.
6) Change Access Rights
This selection will display access the Access Rights Menu for the
user, which allows you to set the rights assigned to the user.
7) Display User Record Contents This selection will display the group the user is assigned to and the
current Access Rights assigned to the user.
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Access Rights Menu
The Access Rights Menu is accessed whenever you select Change Access Rights (option 6) from
the Edit User Menu, or Change Access Rights from the Edit Group Menu. The Access Rights Menu
is displayed as follows:
Select to change current access right
1) Terminal (RS232) Access................. Disabled
2) Admin Change Password Access............ Disabled
3) FTP Access.............................. Disabled
4) HTTP Access............................. Enabled
5) Telnet Access........................... Enabled
6) Configuration Access.................... Enabled
7) ICSP Access............................. Enabled
8) ICSP Encryption Required................ Enabled
Or <ENTER> to return to previous menu
Set Rights ->
The above listing displays the current access rights. Entering a selection value simply toggles the
access right selected (if for example you enter 4, the HTTP Access rights toggle from disabled to
enabled upon a refresh of the listing).
Press <ENTER> to exit the menu and return to the previous menu. The Access Rights Menu is
described in the following table:
Access Rights Menu
Command
Description
1) Terminal (RS232) Access
(Enable/Disable)
Enables/disables Terminal (RS232 Program port) Access. The
account has sufficient access rights to login to a Terminal session
if this option is enabled.
2) Admin Change Password Access
(Enable/Disable)
Enables/disables Administrator Change Password Access. The
account has sufficient access rights to change the administrator
password if this option is enabled.
3) FTP Access
(Enable/Disable)
Enables/disables FTP Access. The account has sufficient access
rights to access the NetLinx Master's FTP Server if this option is
enabled.
4) HTTP Access
(Enable/Disable)
This selection enables/disables HTTP (Web Server) Access. The
account has sufficient access rights to browse to the NetLinx
Master with a Web Browser if this option is enabled.
5) Telnet Access
(Enable/Disable)
This selection enables/disables Telnet Access. The account has
sufficient access rights to login to a Telnet session if this option is
enabled.
6) Configuration Access
(Enable/Disable)
This selection enables/disables Configuration Access rights for
the target Master. The account has sufficient access rights to
access the Main Security Menu if this option is enabled.
5) ICSP Security
(Enabled/Disabled)
This selection enables/disables ICSP communication access. The
account has sufficient access rights to initiate ICSP data
communication.
6) ICSP Encryption Required
(Enabled/Disabled)
This selection enables/disables the need to require encryption of
the ICSP communicated data.
If enabled:
- All communicating AMX components must authenticate with
a valid user name and password before beginning
communication with the Master.
- All communication must be encrypted.
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Option 5 - Delete user
1. Type 5 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security Menu)
to delete an existing user account. A sample session response is:
Select from the following list of enrolled users:
1) administrator
2) NetLinx
3) techpubs
4) Pat
Select User ->
2. Enter the value associated to the user you want to delete and press <ENTER>. This action
deletes the user account and returns you to the Security Setup menu.
Changes made to the target Master from within the Terminal window are not reflected
within the web browser, until the Master is rebooted and the web browser connection
is refreshed.
Any changes made to the Master, from within the web browser are instantly reflected
within the Terminal session without the need to reboot.
Option 6 - Show the list of authorized users
1. Type 6 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security Menu)
to view a list of currently enrolled users.
2. Press <ENTER> to return to the Security Setup menu.
Option 7 - Add Group
1. Type 7 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security Menu)
to add a group account. A sample session response is:
The following groups are currently enrolled:
administrator
Enter name of new group:
2. Enter a name for the group. A group name is a valid character string (4 - 20 alpha-numeric
characters) defining the group. This string is case sensitive, and each group name must be
unique.
3. Press <ENTER> to display the following Edit Group menu:
Edit Group Menu
Please select from the following options:
1) Add Directory Association
2) Delete Directory Association
3) List Directory Associations
4) Change Access Rights
5) Display Access Rights
Or <ENTER> to return to previous menu
Edit Group ->
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Edit Group Menu: Add directory association
1. At the Edit Group prompt, type 1 to add a new directory association. A sample session
response is:
There are currently no directories associated with this account
New directory:
A Directory Association is a path that defines the directories and/or files that a particular user
or group can access via the HTTP (Web) Server on the NetLinx Master. This character string
can range from 1 to 128 alpha-numeric characters. This string is case sensitive. This is the path
to the file or directory you want to grant access. Access is limited to the user (i.e. doc:user)
directory of the master. All subdirectories of the user directory can be granted access.
A single '/' is sufficient to grant access to all files and directories in the user directory and it's
sub-directory. The '*' wildcard can also be added to enable access to all files. All entries should
start with a '/'. Here are some examples of valid entries:
Path
Notes
/
Enables access to the user directory and all files and
subdirectories in the user directory.
/*
Enables access to the user directory and all files and
subdirectories in the user directory.
/user1
If user1 is a file in the user directory, only the file is granted
access. If user1 is a subdirectory of the user directory, all
files in the user1 and its sub-directories are granted access.
/user1/
user1 is a subdirectory of the user directory. All files in the
user1 and its sub-directories are granted access.
/Room1/iWebControlPages/* /Room1/iWebControlPages is a subdirectory and all files
and its subdirectories are granted access.
/results.txt
results.txt is a file in the user directory and access is
granted to that file.
By default, all accounts that enable HTTP Access are given a '/*' Directory Association if no
other Directory Association has been assigned to the account.
When you are prompted to enter the path for a Directory Association, the NetLinx Master will
attempt to validate the path. If the directory or file is not valid (i.e. it does not exist at the time
you entered the path), the NetLinx Master will ask you whether you were intending to grant
access to a file or directory. From the answer, it will enter the appropriate Directory
Association. The NetLinx Master will not create the path if it is not valid. That must be done
via another means, most commonly by using an FTP client and connecting to the FTP server
on the NetLinx Master.
Edit Group menu: Delete directory association
1. At the Edit Group prompt, type 2 to delete an existing directory association. A sample session
response is:
Select a directory association from the following:
1) /directory1/*
2) /directory2/*
Select Directory ->
2. Select the directory association to be deleted, and press <ENTER> to delete the directory
association, and return to the Edit Group menu.
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Edit Group menu: List directory associations
1. At the Edit Group prompt, type 3 to list all existing directory associations. A sample session
response is:
The following directory associations are enrolled:
/directory1/*
/directory2/*
Press <ENTER> key to continue
2. Press <ENTER> to return to the Edit Group menu.
Edit Group menu: Change Access Rights
1. At the Edit Group prompt, type 4 to change the current access rights for the selected group
account. A sample session response is:
Select to change current access right
1) Terminal (RS232) Access................. Disabled
2) Admin Change Password Access............ Disabled
3) FTP Access.............................. Disabled
4) HTTP Access............................. Enabled
5) Telnet Access........................... Enabled
6) Configuration Access.................... Enabled
7) ICSP Access............................. Enabled
8) ICSP Encryption Required................ Enabled
Or <ENTER> to return to previous menu
Set Rights ->
2. Each selection simply toggles the security setting selected. <ENTER> is entered by itself to
exit the menu and return to the Main Security Menu.
Changes made to the target Master from within the Terminal window are not reflected
within the web browser, until the Master is rebooted and the web browser connection
is refreshed.
Any changes made to the Master, from within the web browser are instantly reflected
within the Terminal session without the need to reboot.
Edit Group menu: Display Access Rights
1. At the Edit Group prompt, type 5 to view the current access rights for the selected group
account. A sample session response is:
Terminal (RS232)...................Disabled
Admin. Password Change.............Disabled
FTP................................Disabled
HTTP...............................Disabled
Telnet.............................Disabled
Configuration......................Disabled
ICSP...............................Disabled
Press <ENTER> key to continue
2. Press <ENTER> to return to the Edit Group menu.
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Option 8 - Edit Group
1. Type 8 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security Menu)
to edit an existing group account. A sample session response is:
Select from the following list:
1) administrator
2) Group 1
3) Group 2
Select group ->
2. Select a group from the list of currently enrolled groups and press <ENTER> to open the Edit
Group Menu. This is the same Edit Group Menu that was access via the Add Group option:
1) Add Directory Association
2) Delete Directory Association
3) List Directory Associations
4) Change Access Rights
5) Display Access Rights
Or <ENTER> to return to previous menu
Edit group ->
This menu is described on the previous pages (see Edit Group Menu on page 138).
Option 9 - Delete Group
1. Type 9 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security Menu)
to delete an existing group account. A sample session response is:
Select from the following list:
1) Group 1
2) Group 2
Select group ->
2. Select the group account to be deleted, and press <ENTER> to delete the group and return to
the Security Setup menu.
Changes made to the target Master from within the Terminal window are not reflected
within the web browser, until the Master is rebooted and the web browser connection
is refreshed.
Any changes made to the Master, from within the web browser are instantly reflected
within the Terminal session without the need to reboot.
Option 10 - Show List of Authorized Groups
1. Type 10 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security
Menu) to display a list of all authorized group accounts. A sample session response is:
The following groups are currently enrolled:
administrator
Group 1
Press <ENTER> key to continue
2. Press <ENTER> to return to the Security Setup Menu.
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Option 11 - Set Telnet Timeout in seconds
This feature is disabled after the installation of firmware build 130 or higher onto your target
Master.
1. Type 11 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security
Menu) to set the Telnet Timeout value, in seconds. A sample session response is:
Specify Telnet Timeout in seconds:
2. Enter the number of seconds before you want The Telnet session to timeout, and press
<ENTER> to return to the Security Setup Menu.
Option 12 - Display Telnet Timeout in seconds
This feature is disabled after the installation of firmware build 130 or higher onto your target
Master.
1. Type 12 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt (at the bottom of the Main Security
Menu) to view the current Telnet Timeout value (in seconds). A sample session response is:
Telnet Timeout is 10 seconds.
2. Press <ENTER> to return to the Security Setup Menu.
Option 13 - Make changes permanent by saving to flash
When changes are made to the security settings of the master, they are initially only changed in
RAM and are not automatically saved permanently into flash. This selection saved the current
security settings into flash. Also, if you attempt to exit the Main Security Menu and the security
settings have changed but not made permanent, you will be prompted to save the settings at that
time.
Type 13 and <ENTER> at the Security Setup prompt to (permanently) save all changes to flash.
Changes made to the target Master from within the Terminal window are not reflected
within the web browser, until the Master is rebooted and the web browser connection
is refreshed.
Any changes made to the Master, from within the web browser are instantly reflected
within the Terminal session without the need to reboot.
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Main Security Menu
The Main Security menu is described below:
Main Security Menu
Command
1) Set system security options for
NetLinx Master
Description
This selection will bring up the Security Options Menu
that allows you to change the security options for the
NetLinx Master (refer to the Security Options
Menu section on page 134 for details). These are "global"
options that enable rights given to users and groups. For
instance, if you want to disable Telnet security for all
users, you would simply go to this menu and disable
Telnet security for the entire master. This would allow any
user, whether they have the rights to Telnet or not. These
options can be thought of as options to turn on security
for different features of the NetLinx Master.
2) Display system security options for This selection will display the current security options for
NetLinx Master
the NetLinx Master.
3) Add user
This selection will prompt you for a user name and
password for a user you would like to create. After the
user is added, you will be taken to the Edit User Menu to
setup the new users rights (see the Edit User
Menu section on page 136 for details).
4) Edit user
This selection will prompt you select a user. Once you
have selected the user you want to edit, it will take you to
the Edit User Menu so you can edit the user's rights (see
the Edit User Menu section on page 136 for details).
5) Delete user
This selection will prompt you select a user to delete.
6) Show the list of authorized users
This selection displays a list of users.
7) Add group
This selection will prompt you for a group name fro a
group you would like to create. After the group is added,
you will be taken to the Edit Group Menu to setup the new
users right (see the Edit Group Menu section on
page 138 for details).
8) Edit group
This selection will prompt you select a group. Once you
have selected the group you want to edit, it will take you to
the Edit Group Menu so you can edit the group's rights
(see the Edit Group Menu section on page 138 for
details).
9) Delete group
This selection will prompt you select a group to delete. A
group can only be deleted if there are no users assigned
to that group.
10) Show list of authorized groups
This selection displays a list of groups.
11) Set Telnet Timeout in seconds
This selection allows you to set the time a telnet session
waits for a user to login. When a Telnet client connects to
the NetLinx Master, it is prompted for a user name. If the
client does not enter a users name for the length of time
set in this selection, the session will be closed by the
NetLinx Master.
12) Display Telnet Timeout in seconds
This selection allows you to display the time a telnet
session waits for a user to login.
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Main Security Menu (Cont.)
Command
Description
13) Make changes permanent by saving to When changes are made to the security settings of the
flash
master, they are initially only changed in RAM and are not
automatically saved permanently into flash. This selection
saved the current security settings into flash. Also, if you
attempt to exit the Main Security Menu and the security
settings have changed but not made permanent, you will
be prompted to save the settings at that time.
14) Reset Database
(administrator only function)
These functions are only visible to administrators.
15) Display Database
(administrator only function)
These functions are only visible to administrators.
If a user has been given "administrator rights", this
additional menu option is displayed. This selection will
reset the security database to its Default Security
Configuration settings, erasing all users and groups that
were added. This is a permanent change and you will be
asked to verify this before the database is reset.
If a user has been given "administrator rights", this
additional menu option is displayed. This selection will
display the current security settings to the terminal
(excluding user passwords). It also displays all users
(minus passwords), their group assignment (if any) and
their rights, as well as all groups and their rights.
Default Security Configuration
By default, the NetLinx Master will create the following accounts, access rights, directory
associations, and security options.
Account 1:
User Name: administrator
Password:
password
Group:
administrator
Rights:
All
Directory Association: /*
Account 2:
User Name: NetLinx
Password:
password
Group:
none
Rights:
FTP Access
Directory Association: none
Group 1:
Group: administrator
Rights:
All
Directory Association: /*
Security Options:
FTP Security Enabled
Admin Change Password Security Enabled
All other options disabled
The administrator user account cannot be deleted or modified with the exception of its
password. Only a user with "Change Admin Password Access" rights can change the
administrator password.
The NetLinx user account is created to be compatible with previous NetLinx Master
firmware versions.
The administrator group account cannot be deleted or modified.
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The FTP Security and Admin Change Password Security are always enabled and cannot
be disabled.
Help menu
Type help at the prompt in the Telnet session to display the following help topics:
Help Menu Options
Command
----- Help ----- <D:P:S>
Description
(Extended diag messages are OFF)
<D:P:S>: Device:Port:System. If omitted, assumes Master.
? or Help
Displays this list.
DATE
Displays the current date.
DEVICE HOLDOFF ON|OFF
Sets the Master to holdoff devices (i.e. does not allow them to report
ONLINE) until all objects in the NetLinx program have completed
executing the DEFINE_START section.
If set to ON, any messages to devices in DEFINE_START will be lost,
however, this prevents incoming messages being lost in the Master
upon startup. When DEVICE_HOLDOFF is ON, you must use ONLINE
events to trigger device startup SEND_COMMANDs.
By default, DEVICE HOLDOFF is OFF to maintain compatibility with
Axcess systems where f devices are initialized in DEFINE_START.
DEVICE STATUS <D:P:S>
Provides information about the specified device.
DNS LIST <D:P:S>
Displays the DNS configuration of a device.
DISK FREE
Displays the amount of free space on the disk.
ECHO ON|OFF
Enables/Disables echo of typed characters.
GET DEVICE HOLDOFF
Displays the state of the Master’s device holdoff setting.
GET IP <D:P:S>
Displays the IP configuration of a device.
HELP SECURITY
Displays security related commands.
IP STATUS
Provides information about NetLinx IP Connections.
MEM
Shows size of the largest block of available memory.
MSG ON|OFF
Enables/Disables extended diagnostic messages.
OFF [D:P:S or NAME,CHAN]
Turns off the specified channel.
ON
Turns on the specified channel.
[D:P:S or NAME,CHAN]
PASS [D:P:S or NAME]
Puts the Session in pass mode to the specified device.
• Mode is exited by ++ ESC ESC.
• Display Format is set by ++ ESC n
- If n is A, format = ASCII, D, format = Decimal, and H = Hex
PING [ADDRESS]
Pings an address (IP or URL).
Specify -a option for reverse lookup.
PROGRAM INFO
Displays a list of program modules loaded.
PULSE [D:P:S or NAME,CHAN]
Pulses the specified channel.
REBOOT <D:P:S>
Reboots the device.
RELEASE DHCP
Releases the current DHCP lease.
ROUTE MODE DIRECT|NORMAL
Sets the Master-Master route mode.
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Help Menu Options (Cont.)
Command
SEND_COMMAND D:P:S or
NAME,COMMAND
Description
Sends the specified command to the device. The Command uses
NetLinx string syntax.
• Ex: send_command 1:1:1,"'This is a test',13,10"
• Ex: send_command RS232_1,"'This is a test',13,10"
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SEND_STRING D:P:S or
NAME,STRING
Sends the specified string to the device.
SET DATE
Sets the current date.
SET DNS <D:P:S>
Sets up the DNS configuration of a device.
SET FTP PORT
Enables/Disables the IP port listened to for FTP connections.
SET HTTP PORT
Sets the IP port listened to for HTTP connections.
SET HTTPS PORT
Sets the IP port listened to for HTTPS connections.
SET ICSP PORT
Sets the IP port listened to for ICSP connections.
SET ICSP TCP TIMEOUT
Sets the timeout period for ICSP and i!-WebControl TCP connections.
SET IP <D:P:S>
Setup the IP configuration of a device.
SET LOG COUNT
Sets the number of entries allowed in the message log.
SET SSH PORT
Sets the IP port listened to for SSH connections.
SET TELNET PORT
Sets the IP port listened to for Telnet connections.
SET THRESHOLD
Sets the Master's internal message thresholds.
SET TIME
Sets the current time.
SET UDP BC RATE
Sets the UDP broadcast rate. A broadcast message is sent by the
Master to allow devices to discover the Master. This command allows
the broadcast frequency to be changed or eliminate the broadcast
message.
SET URL <D:P:S>
Setup the initiated connection list URLs of a device.
SHOW COMBINE
Displays a list of devices, levels, and channels that are currently
combined.
SHOW DEVICE <D:P:S>
Displays a list of devices connected and attributes.
SHOW LOG <START>
Displays the message log. <start> specifies message to begin the
display. 'all' will display all messages.
SHOW MEM
Displays the memory usage for all memory types.
SHOW NOTIFY
Displays the Notify Device List (Master-Master).
SHOW REMOTE
Displays the Remote Device List (Master-Master).
SHOW ROUTE
Displays the Master's routing information.
SHOW SYSTEM <S>
Displays a list of devices in a system.
TCP LIST
Displays a list of active TCP connections.
TIME
Displays the current time.
URL LIST <D:P:S>
Displays the initiated connection list URLs of a device.
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Logging Into a Session
Until Telnet security is enabled, a session will begin with a welcome banner.
Welcome to NetLinx v3.01.320 Copyright AMX Corp. 1999-2005
>
The welcome banner is not displayed for Terminal sessions.
When Terminal security is enabled, the user should type in the word login to then be prompted for
a user name and password before they will be allowed to access any commands available from
Telnet. No welcome banner will be displayed until a valid login is made. When the session is
started, the user will see a login prompt as seen below:
Login:
The user (Login) name is case sensitive. The user name must be entered with the exact combination
of upper and lower letters as was assigned to them by the security administrator. The user name
must be at least 4 characters long and no more than 20 characters. Any combination of letters,
numbers, or other characters may be used.
The user would enter their user name and then would be prompted for a password:
Login: User1
Password:
The password is case sensitive. The password must be entered with the exact combination of upper
and lower letters as was assigned to them by the security administrator. The password must be at
least 4 characters long and no more than 20 characters. Any combination of letters, numbers, or
other characters may be used.
After the password is entered, if the password is correct you will see a welcome banner as shown
below:
Login: User1
Password: *****
Welcome to NetLinx v3.01.320 Copyright AMX Corp. 1999-2005
>
If the password is incorrect, the following will be displayed:
Login: User1
Password: *****
Login not authorized. Please try again.
After a delay, another login prompt will be displayed to allow the user to try again. If after 5
prompts, the login is not done correctly the following will be displayed and the connection closed:
Login not allowed. Goodbye!
If a user opens a connection but does not enter a user name or password (i.e. they just sit at a login
prompt), the connection will be closed after 1 minute.
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Logout
The logout command will log the user out of the current secure telnet session. For a Terminal
session, the user will be logged out and to access Terminal commands again the user will first have
to login.
Help Security
The help security command will display the security menu as shown previously.
Setup Security
The security command displays a series of menus that allow the security administrator to create and
edit users, create and edit groups, and setup directory associations for the Web Server.
A user must be given rights to access this command. Any user that does not have rights to Security
Configuration will see the following message when trying to access the setup security command:
>setup security
You are not authorized to access security commands
If a user is authorized, or if Configuration Security is not enabled, the Main Security Menu will be
displayed.
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Programming
This section describes the Send_Commands, Send_Strings, and Channel commands you can use to
program the Integrated Controller. The examples in this section require a declaration in the
DEFINE_DEVICE section of your program to work correctly. Refer to the NetLinx Programming
Language instruction manual for specifics about declarations and DEFINE_DEVICE information.
Converting Axcess Code to NetLinx Code
In order to compile your existing Axcess code to NetLinx code, minor modifications will be
required. These modifications include identifier names that conflict with NetLinx identifiers,
warning on variable type conversions, and stricter syntax rules.
For more information on NetLinx standards and conversion recommendations, go to
www.amx.com and click on Dealers > Tech Center > Tech Notes. You can either search for the
documents (such as NetLinx Programming Standards and Converting Axcess Code to NetLinx
Code) or Tech Notes (TN numbers: 186, 249, 261, and 310).
Refer to the NetLinx Programming Instruction Manual for more detailed information on the
differences between the two codes and how they can be re-written. The section is called Converting
Axcess Code to NetLinx Code.
Master Send_Commands
These commands are specific to the Master and not the Controller. These commands are sent to the
DPS 0:1:0 (the Master). A device must first be defined in the NetLinx programming language with
values for the Device: Port: System.
In these programming examples, <DEV> = Device. The term <D:P:S> = Device:Port:System.
Master Send_Commands
Command
Description
CLOCK
The date and time settings are propagated over the local bus.
Set the date and time on the
Master.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'CLOCK <mm-dd-yy> <hh:mm:ss>'"
Variables:
mm-dd-yy = Month, day, and year. Each given using only 2 significant digits.
mm-dd-yy = Hour, minute, and seconds. Each given using only 2 significant
digits.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND 0,"'CLOCK 04-12-05 09:45:31'"
Sets the Master's date to April 12th 2005 with a time of 9:45 am.
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Master Send_Commands (Cont.)
Command
Description
G4WC
The internal G4WC Send command (to Master 0:1:0) has been revised to add
G4 WebControl devices to Web control list displayed in the browser.
Add G4 Web Control devices
to Web control list displayed
by the Web server in a
browser
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <D:P:S>,"'G4WC "Name/Description",IP
Address/URL,IP Port,Enabled'"
Variables:
Name/Description = A string, enclosed in double quotes, that is the
description of the G4 Web Control instance. It is displayed in the browser.
IP Address/URL = A string containing the IP Address of the G4 Web Control
server, or a URL to the G4 Web Control server.
IP Port = A string containing the IP Port of the G4 Web Control Server.
Enabled = 1 or 0. If it is a 1 then the link is displayed. If it is a 0 then the link is
disabled.
The combination of Name/Description, IP Address/URL, and IP Port are
used to determine each unique listing.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND 0:1:0,"'G4WC
"Bedroom",192.168.1.2,5900,1'"
Adds the BEDROOM control device using the IP Address of 192.168.1.2.
~IGNOREEXTERNALCLOCKCOMMANDS
Set the Master so that it
cannot have it’s time set by
another device which
generates a ‘CLOCK’
command.
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Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND
<D:P:S>,"'~IGNOREEXTERNALCLOCKCOMMANDS'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND
0:1:0,"'~IGNOREEXTERNALCLOCKCOMMANDS'"
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Master IP Local Port Send_Commands
These commands are specific to the Master and not the Controller. These commands are sent to the
DPS 0:1:0 (the Master). A device must first be defined in the NetLinx programming language with
values for the Device: Port: System.
In these programming examples, <DEV> = Device. The term <D:P:S> = Device:Port:System.
Master IP Local Port Send_Commands
Command
Description
This is only available for Type 2 and Type 3 Local Ports. Type 2 and Type 3 are
Set the IP and port number of referring to the protocol type that is part of the IP_CLIENT_OPEN call
(4th parameter).
the UDP local ports
UDPSENDTO
destination for sending future
packets.
Type 1 is TCP.
Type 2 is UDP (standard)
Type 3 is UDP (2 way)
The NetLinx.axi defines constants for the protocol types:
CHAR IP_TCP = 1
CHAR IP_UDP = 2
CHAR IP_UDP_2WAY = 3
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <D:P:S>,"'UDPSENDTO-<IP or URL>:<UDP
Port Number>'"
Variables:
IP or URL = A string containing the IP Address or URL of the desired
destination.
UDP Port Number = A String containing the UDP port number of the desired
destination.
Example 1:
SEND_COMMAND 0:3:0,"'UDPSENDTO-192.168.0.1:10000'"
Any subsequent SEND_STRING to 0:3:0 are sent to the IP Address
192.168.0.1 port 10000.
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND 0:3:0,"'UDPSENDTO-myUrl.com:15000'"
Any subsequent SEND_STRING to 0:3:0 are sent to the URL myURL.com port
15000.
Using the ID Button
The ID Button on the rear panel of the Integrated Controller is used in conjunction with the
NetLinx Studio 2.4 software program to allow you to assign new Device and System numbers for
the Integrated Controller.
1. Using NetLinx Studio 2.4, place the system in Identity (ID) Mode. ID Mode means the entire
system is put on hold while it waits for an event from any NetLinx device in the named system
(for example, pushing the ID button on the Integrated Controller). The device that generates
the first event is the identified device.
2. Press the ID Mode button to generate an event from the Integrated Controller and assign new
device and system numbers in NetLinx Studio.
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Only the Device number can be changed on the Controllers using the ID button.
Port and System can not be defined.
Device:Port:System (D:P:S)
A device is any hardware component that can be connected to an AXlink or ICSNet bus. Each
device must be assigned a unique number to locate that device on the bus. The NetLinx
programming language allows numbers in the range 1-32,767 for ICSNet (255 for AXlink).
NetLinx requires a Device:Port:System (D:P:S) specification. This D:P:S triplet can be expressed
as a series of constants, variables separated by colons, or a DEV structure.
For example:
STRUCTURE DEV
{
INTEGER Number
// Device number
INTEGER Port
// Port on device
INTEGER System
// System the device belongs to
}
The D:P:S notation is used to explicitly represent a device number, port and system. For example,
128:1:0 represents the first port on device 128 on this system. If the system and Port specifications
are omitted, (e.g. 128), system 0 (indicating this system) and port 1 (the first port) is assumed.
Here's the syntax:
NUMBER:PORT:SYSTEM
where:
NUMBER:
16-bit integer represents the device number
PORT:
16-bit integer represents the port number (in the range 1 through the number of
ports on the Controller or device)
SYSTEM:
16-bit integer represents the system number (0 = this system)
Program Port Commands
The Program port commands listed in the following table can be sent directly to the Master Card
using a terminal program (i.e. Telnet). Be sure that your PC's COM port and terminal program's
communication settings match those in the table below:
PC COM Port Communication Settings
Baud
152
38400 (default)
Parity
None
Data Bits
8
Stop Bits
1
Flow Control
None
NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Programming
Each of the NetLinx Integrated Controllers has specific port assignments:
Port Assignments (NI-4000 & NI-3000)
Serial
Ports 1 - 7
Relays
Port 8
IR
Ports 9 -16
I/Os
Port 17
Count
8 relays and 8 I/O's
Port Assignments (NI-2000)
Serial
Ports 1 - 3
Relays
Port 4
IR
Ports 5 -8
I/Os
Port 9
Count
4 relays and 4 I/O's
In your terminal program, type "Help" or a question mark ("?") and <Enter> to display the Program
port commands listed in the following table.
Program Port Commands
Command
DATE
Description
Displays the current date and day of the week.
Example:
>DATE
10/31/2004 Wed
DEVICE HOLDOFF ON|OFF
Sets the Master to holdoff devices and not allow them to report online until
the NetLinx program has completed executing the DEFINE_START
section.
Example:
>Device Holdoff ON
Device Holdoff Set.
This command sets the state of the device holdoff. The GET DEVICE
HOLDOFF command reveals whether the state is On or Off.
DEVICE STATUS <D:P:S>
Displays a list of all active (on) channels for the specified D:P:S. Enter
DEVICE STATUS without the D:P:S variable, the Master displays ports,
channels, and version information.
Displays status of the specified Master.
Example (on a local Master):
>Device 0 AMX Corp.,NI-2000,v3.00.312 contains 1 Ports.
Port
1 - Channels:256 Levels:8
MaxStringLen=64 Types=8 bit MaxCommandLen=64 Types=8
bit
The following input channels are on:None
The following output channels are on:None
The following feedback channels are on:None
Level 1=0 Supported data types=UByte,UInt
Level 2=0 Supported data types=UByte,UInt
Level 3=0 Supported data types=UByte,UInt
Level 4=0 Supported data types=UByte,UInt
Level 5=0 Supported data types=UByte,UInt
Level 6=0 Supported data types=UByte,UInt
Level 7=0 Supported data types=UByte,UInt
Level 8=0 Supported data types=UByte,UInt
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DISK FREE
Description
Displays the total bytes of free space available on the Master.
Example:
>DISK FREE
The disk has 2441216 bytes of free space.
DNS LIST <D:P:S>
Displays:
• Domain suffix·
• Configured DNS IP Information
Example:
>DNS LIST [0:1:0]
Domain suffix:amx.com
The following DNS IPs are configured
Entry 1-192.168.20.5
Entry 2-12.18.110.8
Entry 3-12.18.110.7
ECHO OFF
Disables terminal character's echo (display) function.
ECHO ON
Enables terminal character's echo (display) function.
GET DEVICE HOLDOFF
Displays the state of the device holdoff setting in the Master.
Example:
>GET DEVICE HOLDOFF
Device Holdoff is off.
This command reveals the state of the device holdoff set using the
DEVICE HOLDOFF ON|OFF command.
GET IP <D:P:S>
Displays the Master's D:P:S, Host Name, Type (DHCP or Static), IP
Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway IP, and MAC Address.
Example:
>GET IP [0:1:50]
IP Settings for 0:1:50
HostName
MLK_INSTRUCTOR
Type
DHCP
IP Address 192.168.21.101
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Gateway IP 192.168.21.2
MAC Address 00:60:9f:90:0d:39
HELP SECURITY
Displays the related security commands:
Example:
>HELP SECURITY
>logout
Logout and close secure session
>setup security Access the security setup menus
IP STATUS
Provides information about the current NetLinx IP Connections:
Example:
>IP STATUS
NetLinx IP Connections
No active IP connections
MEM
Displays the largest free block of the Master’s memory.
Example:
>MEM
The largest free block of memory is 11442776 bytes.
MSG ON or MSG OFF
MSG On sets the terminal program to display all messages generated by
the Master. MSG OFF disables the display.
Example:
> MSG ON
Extended diagnostic information messages turned on.
> MSG OFF
Extended diagnostic information messages turned off.
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Command
OFF <D:P:S, or NAME,
CHAN>
Description
Turns off a channel on a device. The device can be on any system the
Master you are connected to can reach. You can specify the device
number, port, and system, or the name of the device that is defined in the
DEFINE_DEVICE section of the program.
Syntax:
OFF[name,channel]
-orOFF[D:P:S,channel]
Example:
>OFF[5001:7:4]
Sending Off[5001:7:4]
ON <D:P:S, NAME,
CHAN>
Turns on a channel on a device. The device can be on any system the
Master you are connected to can reach. You can specify the device
number, port, and system; or the name of the device that is defined in the
DEFINE_DEVICE section of the program.
Syntax:
ON[name,channel]
or
ON[D:P:S,channel]
Example:
>ON[5001:7:4]
Sending On[5001:7:4]
PASS <D:P:S or NAME>
Sets up a pass through mode to a device. In pass through mode, any
string received by the device is displayed on the screen, and anything
typed is sent as a string to the device. The device can be on any system
the Master you are connected to can reach. You can specify the device
number, port, and system, or the name of the device that is defined in the
DEFINE_DEVICE section of the program.
Example:
>pass[5001:7:4]
Entering pass mode.
To exit pass mode, type + + esc esc. Refer to the ESC Pass Codes on
page 163 for more information.
PING <IP ADDRESS>
Tests network connectivity to and confirms the presence of another
networked device. The syntax is just like the PING application in Windows
or Linux.
Example:
>ping 192.168.29.209
192.168.29.209 is alive.
PROGRAM INFO
Displays the name of the NetLinx program residing on the Master.
Example:
>PROGRAM INFO
-- Program Name Info
-- Module Count = 1
1
Name is i!-PCLinkPowerPointTest
-- File Names = 2
1 = C:\Program Files\AMX Applications\i!-PCLinkPowerPoint
2 = C:\Program Files\Common Files\AMXShare\AXIs\NetLinx.axi
2 = Name is MDLPP
-- File Names = 2
1 C:\AppDev\i!-PCLink-PowerPoint\i!-PCLinkPowerPointMod.axs
2 C:\Program files\Common Files\AMXShare\AXIs\NetLinx.axi
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Command
PULSE <D:P:S, or
NAME, CHAN>
Description
Pulses a channel on a device on and off. The device can be on any
system the Master you are connected to can reach. You can specify the
device number, port, and system; or the name of the device that is defined
in the DEFINE_DEVICE section of the program.
Example:
>PULSE[50001:8:50,1]
Sending Pulse[50001:8:50,1]
REBOOT <D:P:S>
Reboots the Master or specified device.
Example:
>REBOOT [0:1:0]
Rebooting...
RELEASE DHCP
Releases the DHCP setting for the Master.
Example:
>RELEASE DHCP
The Master must be rebooted to acquire a new DHCP lease.
ROUTE MODE
DIRECT|NORMAL
Sets the Master-to-Master route mode:
• Normal mode - allows a Master to communicate with any Master
accessible via the routing tables (shown with the SHOW ROUTE
command). This includes a directly-connected Master (route metric =1)
and indirectly connected masters (route metric greater than 1, but less
than 16).
• Direct mode - allows communication only with masters that are directly
connected (route metric = 1). Indirectly connected masters cannot be
communicated within this mode.
Examples:
>ROUTE
Route
>ROUTE
Route
SEND_COMMAND D:P:S or
Name,Command
MODE
Mode
MODE
Mode
DIRECT
"Direct" Set
NORMAL
"Normal" Set
Sends a specified command to a device. The device can be on any system the Master you are connected to can reach. You can specify the
device number, port, and system; or the name of the device that is defined
in the DEFINE_DEVICE section of the NetLinx Program. The data of the
string is entered with NetLinx string syntax. The Command uses the following NetLinx string syntax:
Example:
>Ex: send_command 1:1:1,"'This is a test',13,10"
Ex: send_command RS232_1,"'This is a test',13,10"
SEND_STRING D:P:S or
Name,String
Sends a string to a device. The device can be on any system the Master
you are connected to can reach. You can specify the device number, port,
and system; or the name of the device defined in the DEFINE_DEVICE
section of the NetLinx Program. The data of the string is entered with
NetLinx string syntax.
SET DATE
Prompts you to enter the new date for the Master.
When the date is set on the Master, the new date will be reflected on all
devices in the system that have clocks (i.e. touch panels). By the same
token, if you set the date on any system device, the new date will be
reflected on the system’s Master, and on all connected devices.
This will not update clocks on devices connected to another Master (in
Master-to-Master systems).
Example:
>SET DATE
Enter Date: (mm/dd//yyyy) ->
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Command
SET DNS <D:P:S>
Description
Prompts you to enter a Domain Name, DNS IP #1, DNS IP #2, and DNS
IP #3. Then, enter Y (yes) to approve/store the information in the Master.
Entering N (no) cancels the operation.
Example:
>SET DNS [0:1:0]
-- Enter New Values or just hit Enter to keep current settings -Enter
Enter
Enter
Enter
Domain Suffix:
DNS Entry 1 :
DNS Entry 2 :
DNS Entry 3 :
amx.com
192.168.20.5
12.18.110.8
12.18.110.7
You have entered: Domain Name: amx.com
DNS Entry 1: 192.168.20.5
DNS Entry 2: 12.18.110.8
DNS Entry 3: 12.18.110.7
Is this correct? Type Y or N and Enter -> Y
Settings written. Device must be rebooted to enable new settings
SET FTP PORT
Enables/Disables the IP port listened to for FTP connections.
Example:
>SET FTP PORT
FTP is enabled
Do you want to enable (e) or disable (d) FTP (enter e or d) :
FTP enabled, reboot the master for the change to take affect.
SET HTTP PORT
Sets the IP port listened to for HTTP connections.
Example:
>SET HTTP PORT
Current HTTP port number = 80
Enter new HTTP port number (Usually 80) (0=disable HTTP) :
Setting HTTP port number to
New HTTP port number set, reboot the master for the change
to take affect.
SET HTTPS PORT
Sets the IP port listened to for HTTPS connections.
Example:
>SET HTTPS PORT
Current HTTPS port number = 443
Enter new HTTPS port number (Usually 443) (0=disable HTTPS) :
Once you enter a value and press the ENTER key, you get the following
message:
Setting HTTPS port number to
New HTTPS port number set, reboot the master for the change
to take affect.
SET ICSP PORT
Sets the IP port listened to for ICSP connections.
Example:
>SET ICSP PORT
Current ICSP port number = 1319
Enter new ICSP port number (Usually 1319) (0=disable ICSP) :
Once you enter a value and press the ENTER key, you get the following
message:
Setting ICSP port number to
New ICSP port number set, reboot the master for the change
to take affect.
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Command
SET ICSP TCP TIMEOUT
Description
Sets the timeout period for ICSP and i!-WebControl TCP connections.
Example:
>SET ICSP TCP TIMEOUT
This will set the timeout for TCP connections for both ICSP and
i!-WebControl.When no communication has been detected for the
specified number of seconds, the socket connection is closed.ICSP
and i!-WebControl have built-in timeouts and reducing the TCP
timeout below these will cause undesirable results. The default
value is 45 seconds.
The current ICSP TCP timeout is 45 seconds
Enter new timeout (in seconds):
Once you enter a value and press the ENTER key, you get the following
message:
New timeout value set (in affect immediately).
SET IP <D:P:S>
Prompts you to enter a Host Name, Type (DHCP or Fixed), IP Address,
Subnet Mask, and Gateway IP Address.
Enter Y (yes) to approve/store the information into the Master.
Entering N (no) cancels the operation.
Example:
>SET IP [0:1:0]
--- Enter New Values or just hit Enter to keep current settings --Enter Host Name:
MLK_INSTRUCTOR
Enter IP type. Type D for DHCP or S for Static IP and then Enter: DHCP
Enter Gateway IP:
192.168.21.2
You have entered: Host Name
MLK_INSTRUCTOR
Type
DHCP
Gateway IP 192.168.21.2
Is this correct? Type Y or N and Enter -> y
Settings written. Device must be rebooted to enable new settings.
SET LOG COUNT
Sets the number of entries allowed in the message log.
Example:
>SET LOG COUNT
Current log count = 1000
Enter new log count (between 50-10000) :
Once you enter a value and press the ENTER key, you get the following
message:
Setting log count to
New log count set, reboot the Master for the change to
take affect.
SET SSH PORT
Sets the IP port listened to for SSH connections.
Example:
>SET SSH PORT
Current SSH port number = 22
Enter new SSH port number (Usually 22) (0=disable SSH) :
Once you enter a value and press the ENTER key, you get the following
message:
Setting SSH port number to 22
New SSH port number set, reboot the Master for the change to
take affect.
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Command
SET TELNET PORT
Description
Sets the IP port listened to for Telnet connections.
Example:
>SET TELNET PORT
Current telnet port number = 23
Enter new telnet port number (Usually 23) (0=disable Telnet) :
Once you enter a value and press the ENTER key, you get the following
message:
Setting telnet port number to 23
New telnet port number set, reboot the Master for the
change to take affect.
SET THRESHOLD
Sets the Master's internal message thresholds.
Example:
>SET THRESHOLD
-- This will set the thresholds of when particular tasks are
pended. The threshold is the number of messages queued before a
task is pended.---Use extreme caution when adjusting these values.-Current Interpreter Threshold = 2000
Enter new Interpreter Threshold (Between 1 and 2000)
(Default=10):
Once you enter a value and press the ENTER key, you get the following
message:
Current Lontalk Threshold = 50
Enter new Lontalk Threshold (Between 1 and 2000) (Default=50):50
Current IP Threshold = 600
Enter new IP Threshold (Between 1 and 2000) (Default=200): 600
Setting Thresholds to: Interpreter 2000
Lontalk
50
IP
600
New thresholds set, reboot the Master for the changes to
take affect.
SET TIME
Prompts you to enter the new time for the Master.
When the time is set on the Master, the new time will be reflected on all
devices in the system that have clocks (i.e. touch panels). By the same
token, if you set the time on any system device, the new time will be
reflected on the system’s Master, and on all connected devices.
This will not update clocks on devices connected to another Master (in
Master-to-Master systems).
Example:
>SET TIME
Enter Date: (hh:mm:ss) ->
SET UPD BC RATE
Set UDP broadcast rate. A broadcast message is sent by the Master to
allow devices to discover the Master. This command allows the broadcast
frequency to be changed or eliminate the broadcast message.
Example:
>SET UPD BC RATE
Current broadcast message rate is 5 seconds between messages.
Enter broadcast message rate in seconds between messages
(off=0 ; default=5) (valid values 0-300):
Once you enter a value and press the ENTER key, you get the following
message:
Setting broadcast message rate to 300 seconds between messages
New broadcast message rate set.
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Command
SET URL <D:P:S>
Description
Prompts you to enter the URL address and port number of another Master
or device (that will be added to the URL list). Then, enter Y (yes) to
approve/store the new addresses in the Master.
Entering N (no) cancels the operation.
Example:
>SET URL [0:1:0]
No URLs in the URL connection list
Type A and Enter to Add a URL or Enter to exit. -> a
Enter URL -> 192.168.21.200
Enter Port or hit Enter to accept default (1319) ->
Enter Type (Enter for permanent or T for temporary) ->
URL Added successfully.
SHOW COMBINE
Displays a list of any combined devices.
Example:
> SHOW COMBINE
Combines
-------Combined Device([33096:1:1],[96:1:1])
Combined Level([33096:1:1,1],[128:1:1,1],[10128:1:1,1])
Combined Device([33128:1:1],[128:1:1],[10128:1:1])
SHOW DEVICE <D:P:S>
Displays a list of all devices present on the bus.
Example:
>SHOW DEVICE [0:1:0]
Local devices for system #1 (This System)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------Device (ID)Model
(ID)Mfg
FWID Version
00000 (00256)NXC-ME260/64M
(00001)AMX Corp.
00336 v3.00.312
(PID=0:OID=0) Serial=0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
Physical Address=NeuronID 000531589201
(00256)vxWorks Image
(00001)
00337 v3.00.312
(PID=0:OID=1) Serial=N/A
(00256)BootROM
(00001)
00338 v3.00.312
(PID=0:OID=2) Serial=N/A
(00256)AXLink I/F uContr(00001)
00270 v1.03.14
(PID=0:OID=3) Serial=0000000000000000
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Command
SHOW LOG
Description
Displays the log of messages stored in the Master's memory.
The Master logs all internal messages and keeps the most recent
messages. The log contains:·
• Entries starting with first specified or most recent
• Date, Day, and Time message was logged
• Which object originated the message
• The text of the message
SHOW LOG [start] [end]
SHOW LOG ALL
If start is not entered, the most recent message will be first.
If end is not entered, the last 20 messages will be shown.
If ALL is entered, all stored messages will be shown, starting with the
most recent.
Example:
>SHOW LOG
Message Log for System 50 Version: v2.10.75
Entry
Date/Time
Object
Text
--------------------------------------------------------------------1: 11-01-2001 THU 14:14:49 ConnectionManager
Memory Available = 11436804 <26572>
2: 11-01-2001 THU 14:12:14 ConnectionManager
Memory Available = 11463376 <65544>
3: 11-01-2001 THU 14:10:21 ConnectionManager
Memory Available = 11528920 <11512>
4: 11-01-2001 THU 14:10:21 TelnetSvr
Accepted Telnet connection:socket=14 addr=192.168.16.110 port=2979
5: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 10002:1:50
6: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 128:1:50
7: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OffLine 128:1:50
8: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 96:1:50
9: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OffLine 96:1:50
10: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 128:1:50
11: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 96:1:50
12: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 5001:16:50
13: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 5001:15:50
14: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 5001:14:50
15: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 5001:13:50
16: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 5001:12:50
17: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 5001:11:50
18: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 5001:10:50
19: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 5001:9:50
20: 11-01-2001 THU 14:05:51 Interpreter
CIpEvent::OnLine 5001:8:50
SHOW NOTIFY
Displays a list of devices (up to 1000) that other systems have requested
input from and the types of information needed. Note that the local system
number is 1061.
Example:
>SHOW NOTIFY
Device Notification List of devices requested by other Systems
Device:Port
System Needs
-----------------------------------------------------00128:00001
00108
Channels Commands Strings Levels
33000:00001
00108
Channels Commands
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SHOW REMOTE
Description
Displays a list of the devices this system requires input from and the types
of information needed. If when a NetLinx Master connects to another
NetLinx Master, the newly connecting system has a device that the local
system desires input from; the new system is told what information is
desired from what device. Note the local system number is 1062.
Example:
>SHOW REMOTE
Device List of Remote Devices requested by this System
Device Port System Needs
-----------------------------------------------------00001 00001 00001
Channels Commands
00002 00001 00001
Channels Commands
33000 00001 00001
Channels Commands
00128 00001 00108
Channels Commands Strings Levels
33000 00001 00108
Channels Commands
SHOW ROUTE
Displays information about how this NetLinx Master is connected to other
NetLinx Masters.
Example:
>SHOW ROUTE
Route Data:
System Route Metric PhyAddress
--------------------------------> 50
50
0
Axlink
SHOW SYSTEM
Provides a list of all devices in all systems currently on-line. The systems
lists are either directly connected to this Master (i.e. 1 hop away), or are
referenced in the DEFINE_DEVICE section of the NetLinx program.
Optionally, you may provide the desired system number as a parameter to
display only that system's information (e.g. SHOW SYSTEM 2001). The
systems listed are in numerical order.
Example:
>SHOW SYSTEM
Local devices for system #50 (This System)
-----------------------------------------------------------Device (ID)Model
(ID)Mfg
FWID
00000 (00256)Master
(00001)AMX Corp.
00256
(PID=0:OID=0) Serial='2010-12090',0,0,0,0,0,0
Physical Address=NeuronID 000239712501
(00256)vxWorks Image
(00001)
00257
(PID=0:OID=1) Serial=N/A
(00256)BootROM
(00001)
00258
(PID=0:OID=2) Serial=N/A
(00256)AXLink I/F uContr(00001)
00270
(PID=0:OID=3) Serial=0000000000000000
00096 (00192)VOLUME 3 CONTROL BO(00001)AMX Corp.
00000
(PID=0:OID=0) Serial=0000000000000000
Physical Address=Axlink
00128 (00188)COLOR LCD TOUCH PAN(00001)AMX Corp.
32778
(PID=0:OID=0) Serial=0000000000000000
Physical Address=Axlink
05001 (00257)NXI Download
(00001)AMX Corp.
00260
v1.00.20
(PID=0:OID=0) Serial=0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
Physical Address=NeuronID 000189145801
(00257)NXI/NXI-1000 Boot(00001)
00261
(PID=0:OID=1) Serial=0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,
10002 (00003)PHAST PLK-IMS
(00001)Phast Corp.
0003
(PID=0:OID=0) Serial=0000000000000000
Physical Address=NeuronID 0100417BD800
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v2.00.76
v1.02
v2.10
v5.01d
v1.00.00
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Command
TCP LIST
Description
Lists all active TCP/IP connections.
Example:
>TCP LIST
The following TCP connections exist(ed):
1: IP=192.168.21.56:1042 Socket=0 (Dead)
2: IP=192.168.21.56:1420 Socket=0 (Dead)
TIME
Displays the current time on the Master.
Example:
>TIME
13:42:04
URL LIST <D:P:S>
Displays the list of URL addresses programmed in the Master (or another
system).
Example:
>URL LIST
The following URLs exist in the URL connection list
->Entry 0-192.168.13.65:1319 IP=192.168.13.65 State=Connected
Entry 1-192.168.13.200:1319 IP=192.168.13.200 State=Issue Connect
ESC Pass Codes
There are 'escape' codes in the pass mode. These codes can switch the display mode or exit pass
mode. The following 'escape' codes are defined.
Escape Pass Codes
Command
+ + ESC ESC
Description
Exit Pass Mode:
Typing a plus (shift =) followed by another plus followed by an ESC (the escape
key) followed by another escape exits the pass mode. The Telnet session
returns to "normal".
+ + ESC A
ASCII Display Mode:
Typing a plus (shift =) followed by another plus followed by an ESC (the escape
key) followed by an 'A' sets the display to ASCII mode. Any ASCII characters
received by the device will be displayed by their ASCII symbol. Any non-ASCII
characters will be displayed with a \ followed by two hex characters to indicate
the characters hex value.
+ + ESC D
Decimal Display Mode:
Typing a plus (shift =) followed by another plus followed by an ESC (the escape
key) followed by a 'D' sets the display to decimal mode. Any characters
received by the device will be displayed with a \ followed by numeric characters
to indicate the characters decimal value.
+ + ESC H
Hex Display Mode:
Typing a plus (shift =) followed by another plus followed by an ESC (the escape
key) followed by an 'H' sets the display to hexadecimal mode. Any characters
received by the device will be displayed with a \ followed by two hex characters
to indicate the characters hex value.
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Notes on Specific Telnet/Terminal Clients
Telnet and terminal clients will have different behaviors in some situations. This section states
some of the known anomalies.
WindowsTM client programs
Anomalies occur when using a Windows client if you are not typing standard ASCII characters (i.e.
using the keypad and the ALT key to enter decimal codes). Most programs will allow you to enter
specific decimal codes by holding ALT and using keypad numbers.
For example, hold ALT, hit the keypad 1, then hit keypad 0, then release ALT. The standard line
feed code is entered (decimal 10). Windows will perform an ANSI to OEM conversion on some
codes entered this way because of the way Windows handles languages and code pages.
The following codes are known to be altered, but others may be affected depending on the
computer's setup.
Characters 15, 21, 22, and any characters above 127.
This affects both Windows Telnet and Terminal programs.
Linux Telnet client
The Linux Telnet client has three anomalies that are known at this time:
A null (\00) character is sent after a carriage return.
If an ALT 255 is entered, two 255 characters are sent (per the Telnet RAFT).
If the code to go back to command mode is entered (ALT 29 which is ^]), the character is
not sent, but Telnet command mode is entered.
THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS ONLY APPLY TO THE INTEGRATED
CONTROLLER COMPONENT OF THE NIs.
LED Disable/Enable Send_Commands
The following commands enable or disable the LEDs on the Integrated Controller.
In these examples: <DEV> = Port 1 of the device. Sending to port 1 of the NI-2000/3000/4000
(affects all ports).
LED Send_Commands
Command
Description
LED-DIS
Regardless of whether or not the port is active, the LED will not be lit. Issue this
command to port 1 to disable all the LEDs on the Controller. When activity
occurs on a port(s) or Controller, the LEDs will not illuminate.
Disable all LEDs (on 32 LED
hardware) for a port.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'LED-DIS'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Port_1,"'LED-DIS'"
Disables all the LEDs on Port 1 of the Controller.
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LED Send_Commands (Cont.)
Command
Description
LED-EN
When the port is active, the LED is lit. When the port is not active, the LED is
not lit. Issue the command to port 1 to enable the LEDs on the Controller
(default setting). When activity occurs on a port(s) or Controller, the LEDs
illuminate.
Enable the LED (on 32 LED
hardware) for a port
(by default).
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,'LED-EN'
Example:
SEND_COMMAND System_1,'LED-EN'
Enables the System_1 Controller's LEDs.
RS232/422/485 Ports Channels
RS232/422/485 ports are Ports 1-7 (NI-3000/4000) and Ports 1-3 (NI-2000).
RS232/422/485 Ports Channels
255 - CTS push channel
Reflects the state of the CTS input if a 'CTSPSH' command was sent to the
port.
RS-232/422/485 Send_Commands
In these examples: <DEV> = device.
RS-232/422/485 Send_Commands
Command
Description
B9MOFF
By default, this returns the communication settings on the serial port to the last
programmed parameters. This command works in conjunction with the
'B9MON' command.
Set the port's communication
parameters for stop and data
bits according to the software
settings on the RS-232 port
(default).
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'B9MOFF'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'B9MOFF'"
Sets the RS-232 port settings to match the port's configuration settings.
B9MON
This command works in conjunction with the 'B9MOFF' command.
Override and set the current
communication settings and
parameters on the RS-232
serial port to 9 data bits with
one stop bit.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'B9MON'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'B9MON'"
Resets the RS-232 port's communication parameters to nine data bits, one
stop bit, and locks-in the baud rate.
CHARD
Syntax:
Set the delay time between
all transmitted characters to
the value specified (in 100
Microsecond increments).
Variable:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'CHARD-<time>'"
time = 0 - 255. Measured in 100 microsecond increments.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'CHARD-10'"
Sets a 1-millisecond delay between all transmitted characters.
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Command
Description
CHARDM
Syntax:
Set the delay time between
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'CHARDM-<time>'"
all transmitted characters to
Variable:
the value specified
time = 0 - 255. Measured in 1 millisecond increments.
(in 1 Millisecond increments).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'CHARDM-10'"
Sets a 10-millisecond delay between all transmitted characters.
CTSPSH
Enable Pushes, Releases,
and status information to be
reported via channel 255
using the CTS hardware
handshake input.
This command turns On (enables) channel tracking of the handshaking pins. If
Clear To Send (CTS) is set high, then channel 255 is On.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'CTSPSH'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'CTSPSH'"
Sets the RS232_1 port to detect changes on the CTS input.
CTSPSH OFF
This command disables tracking. Turns CTSPSH Off.
Disable Pushes, Releases,
and Status information to be
reported via channel 255.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'CTSPSH OFF'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'CTSPSH OFF'"
Turns off CTSPSH for the specified device.
GET BAUD
The port sends the parameters to the device that requested the information.
Get the RS-232/422/485
port’s current communication
parameters.
The port responds with:
<port #>,<baud>,<parity>,<data>,<stop> 485 <ENABLED | DISABLED>
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'GET BAUD'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'GET BAUD'"
System response example:
Device 1, 38400,N,8,1 485 DISABLED
HSOFF
Disable hardware
handshaking (default).
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'HSOFF'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'HSOFF'"
Disables hardware handshaking on the RS232_1 device.
HSON
Enable RTS (ready-to-send)
and CTS (clear-to-send)
hardware handshaking.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'HSON'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'HSON'"
Enables hardware handshaking on the RS232_1 device.
RXCLR
Clear all characters in the
receive buffer waiting to be
sent to the Master.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'RXCLR'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'RXCLR'"
Clears all characters in the RS232_1 device's receive buffer waiting to be sent
to the Master card.
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RS-232/422/485 Send_Commands (Cont.)
Command
Description
RXOFF
Syntax:
Disable the transmission of
incoming received
characters to the Master
(default).
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'RXOFF'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'RXOFF'"
Stops the RS232_1 device from transmitting received characters to the Master
card.
RXON
Start transmitting received
characters to the
Master (default).
Enables sending incoming received characters to the Master. This command is
automatically sent by the Master when a 'CREATE_BUFFER' program
instruction is executed.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'RXON'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'RXON'"
Sets the RS232_1 device to transmit received characters to the Master card.
SET BAUD
Set the RS-232/422/485
port's communication
parameters.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'SET BAUD
<baud>,<parity>,<data>,<stop>
Disable>]'"
[485 <Enable |
Variables:
baud = baud rates are: 115200, 76800, 57600, 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800,
2400, 1200, 600, 300, 150.
parity = N (none), O (odd), E (even), M (mark), S (space).
data = 7 or 8 data bits.
stop = 1 and 2 stop bits.
485 Disable = Disables RS-485 mode and enables RS-422.
485 Enable = Enables RS-485 mode and disables RS-422.
Note: The only valid 9 bit combination is (baud),N,9,1.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'SET BAUD 115200,N,8,1 485
ENABLE'"
Sets the RS232_1 port's communication parameters to 115,200 baud, no
parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and enables RS-485 mode.
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Command
Description
TSET BAUD
TSET BAUD works the same as SET BAUD, except that the changes are not
permanent, and the previous values will be restored if the power is cycled on
the device.
Temporarily set the RS-232/
422/485 port's
communication parameters
for a device.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'TSET BAUD
<baud>,<parity>,<data>,<stop> [485 <Enable |
Disable>]'"
Variables:
baud = baud rates are: 115200, 57600, 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800, 2400,
1200, 600, 300.
parity = N (none), O (odd), E (even), M (mark), S (space).
data = 7, 8, or 9 data bits.
stop = 1 or 2 stop bits.
485 Disable = Disables RS-485 mode and enables RS-422.
485 Enable = Enables RS-485 mode and disables RS-422.
Note: The only valid 9 bit combination is (baud),N,9,1.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'TSET BAUD 115200,N,8,1 485
ENABLE'"
Sets the RS232_1 port's communication parameters to 115,200 baud, no
parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and enables RS-485 mode.
TXCLR
Syntax:
Stop and clear all characters
waiting in the transmit out
buffer and stops transmission.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'TXCLR'"
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'TXCLR'"
Clears and stops all characters waiting in the RS232_1 device's transmit buffer.
XOFF
Syntax:
Disable software
handshaking (default).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'XOFF'"
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'XOFF'"
Disables software handshaking on the RS232_1 device.
XON
Enable software
handshaking.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'XON'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND RS232_1,"'XON'"
Enables software handshaking on the RS232_1 device.
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RS-232/422/485 Send_String Escape Sequences
This device also has some special SEND_STRING escape sequences:
If any of the 3 character combinations below are found anywhere within a SEND_STRING
program instruction, they will be treated as a command and not the literal characters.
In these examples: <DEV> = device.
RS-232/422/485 Send_String Escape Sequences
Command
Description
27,17,<time>
Syntax:
Send a break character for a
specified duration to a
specific device.
Variable:
SEND_STRING <DEV>,"27,17,<time>"
time = 1 - 255. Measured in 100 microsecond increments.
Example:
SEND_STRING RS232_1,"27,17,10"
Sends a break character of 1 millisecond to the RS232_1 device.
27,18,0
Used in conjunction with the 'B9MON' command.
Clear the ninth data bit by
setting it to 0 on all character
transmissions.
Syntax:
SEND_STRING <DEV>,"27,18,0"
Example:
SEND_STRING RS232_1,"27,18,0"
Sets the RS232_1 device's ninth data bit to 0 on all character transmissions.
27,18,1
Used in conjunction with the 'B9MON' command.
Set the ninth data bit to 1 for
all subsequent characters to
be transmitted.
Syntax:
SEND_STRING <DEV>,"27,18,1"
Example:
SEND_STRING RS232_1,"27,18,1"
Sets the RS232_1 device's ninth data bit to 1 on all character transmissions.
27,19,<time>
Syntax:
Insert a time delay before
transmitting the next
character.
Variable:
SEND_STRING <DEV>,"27,19,<time>"
time = 1 - 255. Measured in 1 millisecond increments.
Example:
SEND_STRING RS232_1,"27,19,10"
Inserts a 10 millisecond delay before transmitting characters to the RS232_1
device.
27,20,0
Set the RTS hardware
handshake's output to high
(> 3V).
Syntax:
SEND_STRING <DEV>,"27,20,0"
Example:
SEND_STRING RS232_1,"27,20,0"
Sets the RTS hardware handshake's output to high on the RS232_1 device.
27,20,1
Set the RTS hardware
handshake's output to
low/inactive (< 3V).
Syntax:
SEND_STRING <DEV>,"27,20,1"
Example:
SEND_STRING RS232_1,"27,20,1"
Sets the RTS hardware handshake's output to low on the RS232_1 device.
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IR / Serial Ports Channels
IR / Serial Ports Channels
00001 - 00229 IR commands.
00229 - 00253 May be used for system call feedback.
00254
Power Fail. (Used w/ 'PON' and 'POF' commands).
00255
Power status. (Shadows I/O Link channel status).
IR ports - Ports 9 - 16 (NI-3000/4000) and Ports 5 - 8 (NI-2000).
IR/Serial Send_Commands
The following IR and IR/Serial Send_Commands generate control signals for external equipment.
In these examples: <DEV> = device.
IR/Serial Send_Commands
Command
Description
CAROFF
Syntax:
Disable the IR carrier signal
until a 'CARON' command is
received
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'CAROFF'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'CAROFF'"
Stops transmitting IR carrier signals to the IR_1 port
CARON
Enable the IR carrier signals
(default).
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'CARON'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'CARON'"
Starts transmitting IR carrier signals to the IR_1 port.
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IR/Serial Send_Commands (Cont.)
Command
Description
CH
All channels below 100 are transmitted as two digits. If the IR code for ENTER
(function #21) is loaded, an Enter will follow the number. If the channel is
greater than or equal to (>=) 100, then IR function 127 or 20 (whichever exists)
is generated for the one hundred digit. Uses 'CTON' and 'CTOF' times for pulse
times.
Send IR pulses for the
selected a channel.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'CH',<Number>"
Variable:
channel number = 0 - 199.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'CH',18"
The Controller performs the following:
• Transmits IR signals for 1 (IR code 11). The transmit time is set with the
CTON command.
• Waits until the time set with the CTOF command elapses.
• Transmits IR signals for 8 (IR code 18).
• Waits for the time set with the CTOF command elapses.
• If the IR code for Enter (IR code 21) is programmed, the Controller performs
steps 5 and 6.
• Transmits IR signals for Enter (IR code 21).
• Waits for the time set with the CTOF command elapses.
CP
You can set the Pulse and Wait times with the 'CTON' and 'CTOF' commands.
Halt and Clear all active or
buffered IR commands, and
then send a single IR pulse.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'CP',<code>"
Variable:
code = IR port's channel value 0 - 252 (253 - 255 reserved).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'CP',2"
Clears the active/buffered commands and pulses IR_1 port's channel 2.
CTOF
Set the duration of the Off
time (no signal) between IR
pulses for channel and IR
function transmissions.
Off time settings are stored in non-volatile memory. This command sets the
delay time between pulses generated by the 'CH' or 'XCH' send commands in
tenths of seconds.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'CTOF',<time>"
Variable:
time = 0 - 255. Given in 1/10ths of a second. Default is 5 (0.5 seconds).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'CTOF',10"
Sets the off time between each IR pulse to 1 second.
CTON
Set the total time of IR pulses
transmitted and is stored in
non-volatile memory.
This command sets the pulse length for each pulse generated by the 'CH' or
'XCH' send commands in tenths of seconds.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'CTON',<time>"
Variable:
time = 0 - 255. Given in 1/10ths of a second. Default is 5 (0.5 seconds).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'CTON',20"
Sets the IR pulse duration to 2 seconds.
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Command
Description
GET MODE
The port responds with: <port #> <mode>,<carrier>,<io link channel>.
Syntax:
Poll the IR/Serial port's
configuration parameters and
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'GET MODE'"
report the active mode
Example:
settings to the device
requesting the information.
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'GET MODE"
The system could respond with:
PORT 4 IR,CARRIER,IO LINK 0
IROFF
Syntax:
Halt and Clear all active or
buffered IR commands being
output on the designated
port.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'IROFF'"
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'IROFF"
Immediately halts and clears all IR output signals on the IR_1 port.
POD
Disable previously active
'PON' (power on) or 'POF'
(power off) command
settings.
Channel 255 changes are enabled. This command is used in conjunction with
the I/O Link command.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'POD'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'POD"
Disables the 'PON' and 'POF' command settings on the IR_1 device.
If at any time the IR sensor input reads that the device is ON (such as if
Turn OFF a device connected someone turned it on manually at the front panel), IR function 28 (if available)
or IR function 9 is automatically generated in an attempt to turn the device back
to an IR port based on the
OFF. If three attempts fail, the IR port will continue executing commands in the
status of the corresponding
buffer.
I/O Link input.
POF
If there are no commands in the buffer, the IR port will continue executing
commands in the buffer and trying to turn the device OFF until a 'PON' or 'POD'
command is received. If the IR port fails to turn the device OFF, a PUSH and
RELEASE is made on channel 254 to indicate a power failure error. You can
only use the 'PON' and 'POF' commands when an IR device has a linked
I/O channel. Channel 255 changes are disabled after receipt of this command.
You can only use the PON and POF commands when an IR device has a
linked I/O channel.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'POF'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'POF'"
Sends power down IR commands 28 (if present) or 9 to the IR_1 device.
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IR/Serial Send_Commands (Cont.)
Command
Description
PON
If at any time the IR sensor input reads that the device is OFF (such as if one
turned it off manually at the front panel), IR function 27 (if available) or IR
function 9 is automatically generated in an attempt to turn the device back ON.
If three attempts fail, the IR port will continue executing commands in the buffer
and trying to turn the device On.
Turn ON a device connected
to an IR port based on the
status of the corresponding
I/O Link input.
If there are no commands in the buffer, the IR port will continue trying to turn
the device ON until a 'POF' or 'POD' command is received. If the IR port fails to
turn the device ON, a PUSH and RELEASE is made on channel 254 to indicate
a power failure error.
You can only use the 'PON' and 'POF' commands when an IR device has a
linked I/O channel. Channel 255 changes are disabled after receipt of this command.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'PON'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'PON'"
Sends power up IR commands 27 or 9 to the IR_1 port.
PTOF
Set the time duration
between power pulses in
.10-second increments.
This time increment is stored in permanent memory. This command also sets
the delay between pulses generated by the 'PON' or 'POF' send commands in
tenths of seconds. It also sets the delay required after a power ON command
before a new IR function can be generated. This gives the device time to power
up and get ready for future IR commands.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'PTOF',<time>"
Variable:
time = 0 - 255. Given in 1/10ths of a second. Default is 15 (1.5 seconds).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'PTOF',15"
Sets the time between power pulses to 1.5 seconds for the IR_1 device.
PTON
Set the time duration
between power pulses in
.10-second increments
This time increment is stored in permanent memory. This command also sets
the pulse length for each pulse generated by the 'PON' or 'POF' send
commands in tenths of seconds.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'PTON',<time>"
Variable:
time = 0 - 255. Given in 1/10ths of a second. Default is 5 (0.5 seconds).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'PTON',15"
Sets the duration of the power pulse to 1.5 seconds for the IR_1 device.
SET IO LINK
Link an IR or Serial port to a
selected I/O channel for use
with the 'DE', 'POD', 'PON',
and 'POF' commands.
The I/O status is automatically reported on channel 255 on the IR port. The I/O
channel is used for power sensing (via a PCS or VSS). A channel of zero
disables the I/O link.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'SET IO LINK <I/O number>'"
Variable:
I/O number = 1 - 8. Setting the I/O channel to 0 disables the I/O link.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'SET IO LINK 1'"
Sets the IR_1 port link to I/O channel 1. The IR port uses the specified I/O
input as power status for processing 'PON' and 'POF' commands.
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Command
Description
SET MODE
Sets an IR port to either IR or Serial mode
Set the IR/Serial ports for IR Syntax:
or Serial-controlled devices
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>, 'SET MODE <mode>'"
connected to a CardFrame or
Variable:
NetModule.
mode = IR or SERIAL.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'SET MODE IR'"
Sets the IR_1 port to IR mode for IR control.
SP
Generate a single IR pulse.
You can use the 'CTON' to set pulse lengths and the 'CTOF' for time off between
pulses.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'SP',<code>"
Variable:
code = IR code value 1 - 252 (253-255 reserved).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1, "'SP',25"
Pulses IR code 25 on IR_1 device.
XCH
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'XCH <Channel>'"
Transmit the selected channel
IR codes in the format/pattern Variable:
set by the 'XCHM' send
channel = 0 - 999.
command.
Example:
For detailed usage examples, refer to the 'XCHM' command.
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Command
Description
XCHM
Syntax:
Changes the IR output pattern for the 'XCH' send
command.
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'XCHM <extended channel
mode>'"
Variable:
extended channel mode = 0 - 4.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCHM 3'"
Sets the IR_1 device's extended channel command to mode 3.
Mode 0 Example (default): [x][x]<x><enter>
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 3'"
Transmits the IR code as 3-enter.
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 34'"
Transmits the IR code as 3-4-enter.
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 343'"
Transmits the IR code as 3-4-3-enter.
Mode 1 Example: <x> <x> <x> <enter>
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 3'"
Transmits the IR code as 0-0-3-enter.
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 34'"
Transmits the IR code as 0-3-4-enter.
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 343'"
Transmits the IR code as 3-4-3-enter.
Mode 2 Example: <x> <x> <x>
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 3'"
Transmits the IR code as 0-0-3.
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 34'"
Transmits the IR code as 0-3-4.
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 343'"
Transmits the IR code as 3-4-3.
Mode 3 Example: [[100][100]…] <x> <x>
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 3'"
Transmits the IR code as 0-3.
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 34'"
Transmits the IR code as 3-4.
SEND_COMMAND IR_1,"'XCH 343'"
Transmits the IR code as 100-100-100-4-3.
Mode 4:
Mode 4 sends the same sequences as the 'CH' command. Only use Mode 4 with
channels 0 - 199.
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Input/Output Send_Commands
The following Send_Commands program the I/O ports on the Integrated Controller.
In these examples: <DEV> = device.
I/O ports: Port 17 (NI-3000/4000) and Port 9 (NI-2000).
Channels: 1 - 8 I/O channels.
I/O SEND_COMMANDS
GET INPUT
Get the active state for the
selected channels.
An active state can be high (logic high) or low (logic low or contact closure).
Channel changes, Pushes, and Releases generate reports based on their
active state. The port responds with either 'HIGH' or 'LOW'.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'GET INPUT <CHAN>'"
Variable:
channel = Input channel 1 - 8.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IO,"'GET INPUT 1'"
Gets the I/O port's active state.
The system could respond with:
INPUT1 ACTIVE HIGH
SET INPUT
Set the input channel's active
state.
An active state can be high (logic high) or low (logic low or contact closure).
Channel changes, Pushes, and Releases generate reports based on their
active state. Setting an input to ACTIVE HIGH will disable the ability to use that
channel as an output.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'SET INPUT <channel> <state>'"
Variable:
channel = Input channel 1 - 8.
state = Active state HIGH or LOW (default).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND IO,"'SET INPUT 1 HIGH'"
Sets the I/O channel to detect a high state change, and disables output on the
channel.
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Troubleshooting
This section describes the solutions to possible hardware/firmware issues that could arise during the
common operation of a Modero touch panel.
Troubleshooting Information
Symptom
Solution
My NI Controller can’t obtain a
DHCP Address.
In requesting a DHCP Address, the DHCP Server can take up to a few
minutes to provide the address to the on-board Master.
• Verify there is an active Ethernet connection attached to the rear of
the NI-Series Controller before beginning these procedures.
• Select Diagnostics > Network Address, from the Main menu and
verify the System number.
• If the IP Address field is still empty, give the NI Controller a few
minutes to negotiate a DHCP Address and try again.
My NI Controller shows the same
IP Address after selecting DHCP
Server and clicking the GET IP
Information button.
In requesting a DHCP Address, the DHCP Server can take up to a few
minutes to provide the address to the on-board Master.
When using a controller that has previously been used; there may be
an instance where the IP Address was set as a fixed IP. In this case,
the address would need to be released so a new user could use a
DHCP server provided address.
• Access the HyperTerminal application and try to communicate to the
controller via the COM port.
• Type echo on and press ENTER to send the information to the unit.
• Type get ip to display the actual IP Address used by the unit.
• Release the static/fixed IP Addresses.
• Recycle power to the unit and retry obtaining a DHCP address
through NetLinx Studio 2.4.
My NI Controller still can’t obtain a If the NI Controller is not connected directly to an open Ethernet wall
connector, but is rather connected to an Ethernet Hub
DHCP Address even after
completing the above
• Contact Technical Support for a resolution to issues with this type
troubleshooting tip.
of connection scenario.
I can’t detect the NI Controller and
my Status LED is blinking
irregularly.
The on-board Master is trying to establish communication.
• Give it a few moments and retry establishing communication using
NetLinx Studio 2.4.
• If the problem persists, cycle power to the unit and repeat the above
procedure. Another solution is to attempt communication via another
method (Program Port or IP).
• Refer to the Configuration and Firmware Update section on page 41
for more information.
NetLinx Studio only detects one of Each Master is give a Device Address of 00000.
my connected Masters.
• Only one Master can be assigned to a particular System number. If
you want to work with multiple Masters, open different instances of
NetLinx Studio and assign each Master its own System value.
• Example: A site has an NXC-ME260/64 and an NI-4000. In order to
work with both units. The ME260/64 can be assigned System #1 and
the NI-4000 can then be assigned System #2 using two open
sessions of NetLinx Studio 2.4.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Information (Cont.)
Symptom
Solution
I can’t connect to my NI Controller
via the rear Program Port using a
DB9 cable.
A DB9 cable is used for Serial communication between the PC and the
Master.
• Verify the DB9 connectors are securely inserted into their respective
ports on both the rear Program Port (on the NI) and the COM Port
(on the PC).
• The NI-series of Integrated Controllers comes factory defaulted to a
communication Baud Rate of 38400. Verify that the rear Program
Port DIP switch is set to the user selected communication speed.
Refer to the Setting the Configuration DIP Switch (for the Program
Port) section on page 19 for more information.
• If a higher Communication speed is being used (115200), try going to
the lower Baud Rate of 38400. Refer to the Configuration and
Firmware Update section on page 41 for more information.
My NetLinx devices drop offline
periodically when communicating
over Ethernet.
The benefit of setting the Ethernet mode is to keep the Master
(NI Controller) from having to auto negotiate with the Network.
On NetLinx Masters (such as those onboard the NIs), from Telnet or
Terminal, you can send the SET ETHERNET MODE command.
Examples:
SET ETHERNET MODE 10 HALF
SET ETHERNET MODE 10 FULL
SET ETHERNET MODE 100 HALF
SET ETHERNET MODE 100 FULL
SET ETHERNET MODE AUTO
The NI-4000/3000/2000 NI Controllers can utilize all of the above
Ethernet modes.
When plugging the Master into a
fixed speed hub or switch;
(i.e. 10-BaseT Hub or Switch); the
hub or switch acts erratically.
(see above for resolution)
I’m unable to connect to the
NetLinx Master from a PC over
TCP/IP.
(see above for resolution)
I’ve inserted my NXC cards into my The NI-4000 Integrated Controller is the only NI-series Controller that
NI-4000 but NetLinx Studio doesn’t utilizes NXC Control Cards.
detect them.
• Verify that the cards have been firmly inserted into open slots within
the NI-4000 until the cards connectors "snap" into the rear connector.
Without this proper connection of the cards to the rear of the slot, the
NI Controller might not detect them properly.
• From the Main NetLinx Studio menu, go to Tools > Reboot the
Master Controller > Continue. This reboots the on-board Master
and makes it re-detect the inserted cards.
• If NetLinx Studio still does not detect the cards, cycle power to the
Controller and repeat the above steps.
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Troubleshooting Information (Cont.)
Symptom
Solution
During the firmware upgrade
process, NetLinx Studio failed to
install the last component.
This occurs when initially upgrading the on-board Master from a
previous firmware (build 117 or lower), to the new Web Security
firmware (build 300 or higher).
• Only upon the initial installation of the new build there will be a failure
of the last component to successfully download. This is part of the
initial update procedure and will not occur during uploads of later
firmware.
• After the last components fails to install, click Close and reboot the
on-board Master by selecting Tools > Reboot the Master
Controller > Continue to continue the process.
• After the last components fails to install, click Close and reboot the
Master by selecting Tools > Reboot the Master Controller > Continue
to begin the process.
• Refer to the Upgrading the On-board Master Firmware via an
IP section on page 52 for detailed procedures.
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