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Crestron MP2 & MP2E
2-Series Integrated AV Control System
Operations Guide
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Crestron MP2 & MP2E
2-Series Integrated AV Control System
Contents
2-Series Integrated AV Control System: MP2 & MP2E
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Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1
Features and Functions ................................................................................................ 1
Applications................................................................................................................. 3
Internal Block Diagram ............................................................................................... 5
Specifications .............................................................................................................. 6
Physical Description.................................................................................................... 8
Industry Compliance ................................................................................................. 13
Setup ........................................................................................................................................ 14
Network Wiring......................................................................................................... 14
Identity Code ............................................................................................................. 14
Hardware Hookup ..................................................................................................... 14
Programming Software ............................................................................................................ 20
Earliest Version Software Requirements for the PC ................................................. 20
Programming with Crestron SystemBuilder.............................................................. 20
Programming with SIMPL Windows ........................................................................ 20
Programming with Digital Media Tools.................................................................... 21
Example Program ...................................................................................................... 22
Uploading and Upgrading........................................................................................................ 23
Establishing Communication..................................................................................... 23
Programs and Firmware ............................................................................................ 24
Operation ................................................................................................................................. 25
Problem Solving ...................................................................................................................... 26
Troubleshooting......................................................................................................... 26
Check Network Wiring.............................................................................................. 29
Reference Documents................................................................................................ 30
Further Inquiries ........................................................................................................ 30
Future Updates .......................................................................................................... 30
Software License Agreement................................................................................................... 31
Return and Warranty Policies .................................................................................................. 33
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service ...................................................................... 33
CRESTRON Limited Warranty................................................................................. 33
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2-Series Integrated AV Control
System: MP2 & MP2E
Introduction
Features and Functions
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2-Series engine built on Motorola’s 32-bit 257 MIPS Coldfire®
technology
36 MB of Internal Memory1
Integrated AV Switcher/Processor
4x2 high-bandwidth video switch with video signal detectors,
expandable with the Crestron C2N-MMS
7x1 stereo audio switch
6-band graphic/parametric EQ
Built-in volume, bass and treble controls
Cresnet® port – master/slave selectable
10/100 Ethernet with SSL encryption2
Crestron e-Control®2 enabled2
RoomView® enabled2
Two Com ports (RS-232/422/485)
Four IR/serial ports
Four Versiport I/O ports
Four Low-voltage relay ports
IR Wireless compatible using CNXRMIRD
External power supply included
Single-space EIA rack-mountable
1. For more information on internal memory, refer to “2-Series Memory & Directory Structure” in the
latest version of the Crestron 2-Series Control Systems Reference Guide (Doc. 6256), which is
available from the Crestron website (http://www.crestron.com/manuals).
2. MP2E only.
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Crestron MP2 & MP2E
2-Series Engine
At the heart of the MP2 & MP2E is the powerful 32-bit Freescale ColdFire®
processor. Crestron's exclusive enhanced real-time operating system makes the MP2
& MP2E the fastest, most reliable control systems available.
Cresnet®
Cresnet is the communications backbone for many Crestron touchpanels, keypads,
lighting controls and other devices. The Cresnet bus is a simple, yet flexible 4-wire
network that provides rock-solid bidirectional communication and power for up to
252 Cresnet devices.
Cresnet Slave Mode
Selectable Cresnet Slave Mode enables the MP2 & MP2E to be configured as
Cresnet slave devices, effectively transforming them into Cresnet expansion
modules. Such flexibility can offer a cost-effective solution for system expansion,
providing a host of additional control ports in a single module.
Ethernet (MP2E only)
Crestron pioneered the IP-based control system to harness the vast possibilities of
Ethernet and the Internet for remote control, monitoring, programming and
diagnostics. The MP2E is designed to deliver the world's most advanced IP control
solution. The high-speed Ethernet port enables a full-duplex 10/100 Ethernet
connection with built-in Web server and email client and support for both static and
dynamic IP addressing.
Crestron e-Control®2 (MP2E only)
Crestron's award-winning e-Control 2 XPanel solutions offer the most flexible range
of IP control possibilities available. Using a Windows® computer or CE/PocketPC™
PDA device, e-Control 2 provides an amazing control GUI that looks and behaves
just like a Crestron Isys® touchpanel.
Crestron RoomView® (MP2E only)
Every Ethernet-enabled 2-Series control system works directly with Crestron's
exclusive RoomView Help Desk software for the industry's most comprehensive
facility-wide asset management solution.
SSL (MP2E only)
All Ethernet-enabled 2-Series control systems support SSL (Secure Sockets Layer),
the industry standard for protecting sensitive network communications.
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Crestron MP2 & MP2E
2-Series Integrated AV Control System
Applications
The following diagrams show an MP2E in a basic room master mode configuration
with A/V switching and control and with an MMS multimedia switch.
Example of a Basic Room Master Mode Configuration with A/V Switching and Control
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Example of a Basic Room Master Mode Configuration with MMS Multimedia Switch
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Crestron MP2 & MP2E
2-Series Integrated AV Control System
Internal Block Diagram
The following diagram represents the AV switching abilities of the MP2 & MP2E.
The diagram depicts the audio and video switching matrices and the equalization
module available for the audio inputs. For more information refer to “Operation” on
page 25.
AV Internal Block Diagram of the MP2 & MP2E
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Specifications
Specifications for the MP2 & MP2E are listed in the following table.
MP2 & MP2E Specifications
SPECIFICATION
DETAILS
Processor
CPU
32-bit Freescale Coldfire Microprocessor
Processing Speed
257 MIPS (Dhrystone 2.1 benchmark)
Memory
SDRAM
32 MB
NVRAM
256 kB
Flash
4 MB
Operating System
Real-time preemptive multithreaded/multitasking kernel; FAT32 file
system with long names; supports SIMPL
Windows and SIMPL+
Ethernet (MP2E only)
10/100BaseT, auto-negotiating, full/half
duplex, static IP or DHCP/DNS, SSL,
TCP/IP, UDP/IP, CIP, SMTP, built-in Web
server and e-mail client; supports Crestron
e-Control2 Xpanel and RoomView
applications
Video
Features
4x2 composite matrix switcher
or 2x1 Y/C (S-Video) switcher
Bandwidth
100 MHz minimum
Crosstalk
-60 dB
Audio
Features
7x1 stereo audio switcher and digital
parametric and/or graphic equalizer*
Master Volume
-80 dB to +20 dB, in 1 dB steps
(balanced I/O)
Input Compensation
±10 dB per input channel, 0.1 dB steps
from DMT, 0.2 dB steps from SIMPL
Bass Gain Range
±15 dB, 0.5 dB steps at 100 Hz
Treble Gain Range
±15 dB, 0.5 dB steps at 10 kHz
Equalization Modes
6-band parametric;
3-band graphic + 3-band parametric;
5-band graphic + 1-band parametric;
5-band graphic + 1-band parametric
(speech optimized)
PEQ Filter Gain
±12 dB, 0.01 dB steps from DMT;
+24/-36 dB, 0.1 dB steps from SIMPL
PEQ Filter Bandwidth
0.02 to 2.0 octaves (1.0 to 3.0 for shelving)
from DMT, 0.02 to 3.5 octaves from SIMPL
PEQ Filter Center Frequency
25 Hz - 19.9 kHz from DMT:
5 Hz - 24 kHz from SIMPL, 1 Hz steps
PEQ Filter Types
Low pass, high pass, EQ filter
(peaking/notching), bass shelf and treble
shelf
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MP2 & MP2E Specifications (Continued)
SPECIFICATION
DETAILS
Audio (Continued)
GEQ Filter Gain
±12 dB, 0.1 dB steps from DMT;
±10 dB, 0.1 dB steps from SIMPL
GEQ Filter Center
Frequencies
63, 250, 1k, 4k, 10k Hz (5-band);
160, 600, 1k, 2.5k, 5k Hz (5-band speech);
250, 1k, 4k Hz (3-band)
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz +0/-0.5 dB
THD + Noise
<0.005% at 1 kHz, A-weighted, max I/O
S/N Ratio
>97 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz A-weighted
Channel Separation
>100 dB at 1 kHz, 90 dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Crosstalk
> -90 dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Common Mode Rejection
>85 dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz
18 Watts (0.75 Amp) @ 24 Volts DC
(PW-2410RU power supply included)
Power Requirements
Available Cresnet Power
7 Watts using PW-2410RU (included) or 32
Watts using PW-2420RU (sold separately)
Cresnet Power Usage
18 Watts (0.75 Amp @ 24 Volts DC) with
no power supply connected to the 24VDC
connector
Environmental
Temperature
41º to 113ºF (5º to 45ºC)
Humidity
10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Enclosure
Black metal, 1U 19” rack-mountable
(rack ears included)
Dimensions
Height
1.70 in (4.32 cm)
Width
19.00 in (48.26 cm) with ears;
17.03 in (43.25 cm) without ears
Depth
Weight
9.09 in (23.08 cm)
3.54 lbs (1.61 kg)
Included Accessories
PW-2410RU
25 Watt Regulated Universal Power Supply
Available Accessories
C2N-MMS
Video and RGBHV switcher
PW-2420RU
50 Watt Regulated Universal Power Supply
C2N-HBLOCK
Cresnet Network Distribution Block
CNSP-XX
Custom Serial Interface Cable
IRP2
IR Probe
CNXRMIRD
IR Receiver
* Minimum operating firmware version 3.26 is required to operate the parametric equalizer feature.
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Physical Description
This section provides information on the connections, controls and indicators
available on your MP2 & MP2E.
MP2 Physical Views
MP2E Physical Views
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MP2 & MP2E Overall Dimensions
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2
4
3
19.00 in
(48.26 cm)
1.70 in
(4.32 cm)
17.03 in
(43.25 cm)
5
9.09 in
(23.08 cm)
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Connectors, Controls & Indicators
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CONNECTORS1,
CONTROLS & INDICATORS
DESCRIPTION
1
PWR LED
Indicates 24 Volts DC power supplied from Cresnet control network
or included PW-2410RU power supply.
2
NET LED
Indicates communication with Cresnet system.
3
2
MSG LED
Illuminates when a message is detected. To decipher content,
examine the message through the Crestron Toolbox™.
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CONNECTORS1,
CONTROLS & INDICATORS
DESCRIPTION
4
LAN LEDs3
LNK – Indicates when there is a connection to the rear panel LAN
port.
ACT – Indicates communication (activity) at the rear panel LAN port.
5
RESET BUTTONS
6
VIDEO IN (1 – 4)
3
2
4
VIDEO OUT (1 – 2)
7
(2) BNC female comprising (2) composite or (1) S-video outputs.
Output impedance: 75 Ω.
VIDEO OUT
1
2
AUDIO IN (1 - 2)
8
+
- G +
L
10
(4) BNC female comprising (4) composite or (2) S-video inputs.
Input impedance: 75 Ω.
For S-video use connectors 1 (Y1) & 2 (C1) for first input and 3 (Y2)
& 4 (C2) for second input.
VIDEO IN
1
9
HW-R - Initiates system hardware reset.
SR-R - Pressing this in combination with HW-R button performs a
system restart without loading the program. Pressing it alone while
the system is running restarts the program.
1
-
R
+
- G +
2
L
-
R
AUDIO IN (3 - 7)
G
G
L 3 R
L 7 R
COM (A – B)4, 5, 6
COM A
(2) 5-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal blocks comprising (2)
balanced/unbalanced stereo line-level inputs.
Input impedance: 15 kΩ balanced, 10 kΩ unbalanced;
Maximum input level: 4 VRMS balanced, 2 VRMS unbalanced.
COM B
(5) 3-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal blocks comprising (5)
unbalanced stereo line-level inputs.
Input impedance: 10 kΩ; Maximum input level: 2 VRMS.
(2) DB9 male, bidirectional RS-232/422/485 ports. Up to 115.2k
baud, hardware and software handshaking support. All ports support
C2N-NPA8 Network Poll Accelerator7.
PIN
DIRECTION
DESCRIPTION
1*
To MP2 or MP2E
(RXD-) RS-422 Receive Data (Idles low)
2
To MP2 or MP2E
(RXD) RS-232 Received Data
3
From MP2 or MP2E
(TXD) RS-232 Transmitted Data
4
From MP2 or MP2E
(TXD+) RS-422 Transmit Data (Idles high)
5
RS-232 and RS-422 Signal Common
6
To MP2 or MP2E
(RXD+) RS-422 Receive Data (Idles high)
7
From MP2 or MP2E
(RTS) RS-232 Request to Send
8
To MP2 or MP2E
(CTS) RS-232 Clear to Send
9
From MP2 or MP2E
(TXD-) RS-422 Transmit Data (Idles low)
* RS-422 transmit and receive are balanced signals requiring two lines plus
a ground in each direction. RXD+ and TXD+ should idle high (going low at
start of data transmission). RXD- and TXD- should idle low (going high at
start of data transmission). If necessary, RXD+/RXD- and TXD+/TXDmay be swapped to maintain correct signal levels.
11
GROUND
(1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug.
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CONTROLS & INDICATORS
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LAN3, 8
DESCRIPTION
(1) 8-wire RJ-45 with 2 LED indicators;
10/100BaseT Ethernet port;
Green LED indicates link status.
Yellow LED indicates Ethernet activity.
TYPE
8-Position
RJ-45
13
NET9
14
AUDIO OUT (L/R)
15
R
INFRARED-SERIAL
OUTPUT (A – D)10, 11
A
B
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
SIGNALS
TD+
TDRD+
Connected to pin 5
Connected to pin 4
RDConnected to pin 8
Connected to pin 7
Four-position terminal block connector for data and power.
Connects to Cresnet control network.
Pin 1 (24) Power
Pin 2 (Y) Data
Pin 3 (Z) Data
Pin 4 (G) Ground
+-G+L
PIN
C
D
(1) 5-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
Balanced/unbalanced stereo line-level output;
Output impedance: 200 Ω balanced, 100 Ω unbalanced;
Maximum output level: 3.6 VRMS balanced, 1.8 VRMS unbalanced.
(4) 2-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal blocks IR/Serial output ports.
IR output up to 1.2 MHz; 1-way serial TTL/RS-232 (0-5 Volts) up to
115.2k baud. Individual signal generator per port, allowing
simultaneous firing of all ports.
S G S G S G S G
IR SERIAL OUT
(1) 3-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block;
For connection of the CNXRMIRD IR Receiver (sold separately);
Allows IR wireless control from Crestron or third-party remotes using
RC-5 IR commands.
IR IN
16
T R S
IR IN
I/O12, 13
17
1
2
3
4
G
I/O
18
RELAY OUT
1 2 3 4
RELAY OUT
(1) 5-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block comprising (4) digital
input/output or analog input ports (referenced to GND);
Digital Input: Rated for 0-24 Volts DC, input impedance 20 kΩ, logic
threshold 1.24 Volts DC;
Digital Output; 250 mA sync from maximum 24 Volts DC, catch
diodes for use with “real world” loads;
Analog Input: Rated for 0-10 Volts DC, protected to 24 Volts DC
maximum, input impedance 20 kΩ;
Programmable 5 Volts, 2 kΩ pull-up resistor per pin.
(1) 8-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal block comprising (4) normally
open, isolated relays;
Rated 1 Amp, 30 Volts AC/DC,
MOV arc suppression across contacts.
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CONTROLS & INDICATORS
DESCRIPTION
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COMPUTER14
(1) DB9 female, RS-232 computer console port.
Connector is used when programming with a PC. The port is
modem compatible (modem and PC cables not included). Supports
baud rate of up to 115 kB. Use with a standard DB9 straight through
cable. Pins 1, 4, 6 and 9 are not used but may be connected.
COMPUTER
PIN #
20
24 VDC9
24VDC
2.0A
ABBREVIATION
DESCRIPTION
2
TXD
Transmit Data
3
RXD
Receive Data
5
SG
Signal Ground
7
CTS
Clear To Send
8
RTS
Request To Send
(1) 2 mm barrel DC power jack, 24 Volt DC power input;
(PW-2410RU power included);
Passes through to NET port to power Cresnet devices.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Interface connectors for NET, Infrared-Serial, I/O and Relay Output ports are provided with the unit.
This LED was labeled “ERR” on units manufactured prior to 2005. It is functionally the same; only the labeling has changed.
MP2E only.
The pinout of each 9-pin port is non-standard; it contains RS-422 pins in addition to RS-232. This may result in a conflict with some equipment
and therefore all nine pins should not be used. Only the required pins for each communication type should be connected. For RS-232 and –422,
pins 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8 are wired straight through.
5. Data Set Ready (DSR) and Data Terminal Ready (DTR) are not supported.
6. To support RS-485, tie pin 1 (RXD-) to pin 9 (TXD-)
COM (DB9) CONNECTOR
RS-485 BUS
and pin 4 (TXD+) to pin 6 (RXD+) in the cable.
(Refer to table at right.)
Tie Pins 1 & 9
Tie Pins 4 & 6
+
Pin 5
G
7. The Cresnet Poll Accelerator effectively increases the network speed, fan-out and device addresses by a factor of 8 for each Poll Accelerator added
to the system.
8. To determine which is pin 1 on the cable, hold the cable so that the end of the eight pin modular jack is facing away from you, with the clip down
and copper side up. Pin 1 is on the far left.
9. Use care in wiring installations to avoid applying 24 VDC to Cresnet wiring from an AC power pack as well as from a system device that contains
its own power supply. Although this condition should not cause any damage, Crestron does not recommend it. In those network configurations that
require more power than can be supplied by the primary power supply alone, disconnect the +24 VDC Cresnet wire from those devices that will be
powered by an AC power pack.
10. Transmission levels on the infrared–serial output connectors are in the 0 to +5 VDC range, which may not be compatible with all RS-232 devices.
11. When configured for one-way RS-232 serial data, you cannot stack multiple RS-232 devices or combine/mix with IR devices on the same port.
12. Digital outputs are TTL values and may not work with devices requiring a “dry” contact closure (e.g. low voltage motor controllers).
13. Ports can be in or out but not both. For additional information, refer to the SIMPL Windows help file.
14. DTR (pin 4) and DSR (pin 6) are not normally used.
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Industry Compliance
As of the date of manufacture the MP2 & MP2E have been tested and found to
comply with specifications for CE marking and standards per EMC and
Radiocommunications Compliance Labelling.
NOTE: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Setup
Network Wiring
When wiring the network, consider the following:
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Use Crestron Certified Wire.
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Use Crestron power supplies for Crestron equipment.
•
Provide sufficient power to the system.
CAUTION: Insufficient power can lead to unpredictable results or damage
to the equipment. Please use the Crestron Power Calculator to help calculate
how much power is needed for the system
(http://www.crestron.com/calculators).
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For larger networks, use a Cresnet Hub/Repeater (CNXHUB) to maintain
signal quality.
For more details, refer to “Check Network Wiring” on page 29.
Identity Code
Net ID
The Net IDs of the MP2 & MP2E has been factory set to 02. This Net ID is defined
as the “Master” control system. The Net IDs of multiple MP2 & MP2E devices in
the same system must be unique; this means there will be a master/slave relationship
between units (only the Net ID of the master will be left at 02). Net IDs are changed
from a personal computer (PC) via the Crestron Toolbox™. When setting the Net
ID, consider the following:
•
The Net ID of each unit must match an ID code specified in the SIMPL
Windows program.
•
Each network device must have a unique Net ID.
For more details, refer to the Crestron Toolbox help file.
IP ID
The IP ID is set within the MP2’s or MP2E’s table using Crestron Toolbox. For
information on setting an IP table, refer to the Crestron Toolbox help file.
The IP IDs of multiple MP2 & MP2E devices in the same system must be unique.
When setting the IP ID, consider the following:
•
The IP ID of each unit must match an IP ID specified in the SIMPL
Windows program.
•
Each device using IP to communicate with a control system must have a
unique IP ID.
Hardware Hookup
Ventilation
To prevent overheating, do not operate this product in an area that exceeds the
environmental temperature range listed in the table of specifications. Consideration
must be given if installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly since the operating
ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the room ambient
temperature. Contact with thermal insulating materials should be avoided on all sides
of the unit.
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Rack Mounting
2-Series Integrated AV Control System
The MP2 & MP2E can be mounted in a rack or stacked with other equipment. Two
“ears” are provided with the MP2 & MP2E so that the unit can be rack mounted.
These ears must be installed prior to mounting. Complete the following procedure to
attach the ears to the unit. The only tool required is a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
WARNING: To prevent bodily injury when mounting or servicing this unit in a
rack, take special precautions to ensure that the system remains stable. The following
guidelines are provided to ensure your safety:
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When mounting this unit in a partially filled rack, load the rack from the
bottom to the top with the heaviest component at the bottom of the rack.
•
If the rack is provided with stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers before
mounting or servicing the unit in the rack.
NOTE: If rack mounting is not required, rubber feet are provided for tabletop
mounting or stacking. Apply the feet near the corner edges on the underside of the
unit.
NOTE: Reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment should be maintained.
Particular attention should be given to supply connections other than direct
connections to the branch circuit (e.g. use of power strips).
To install the ears:
1.
There are screws that secure each side of the MP2 & MP2E top cover.
Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the three screws closest to the front
panel from one side of the unit. Refer to the diagram following step 3 for a
detailed view.
2.
Position a rack ear so that its mounting holes align with the holes vacated
by the screws in step 1.
3.
Secure the ear to the unit with three screws from step 1, as shown in the
following diagram.
Ear Attachment for Rack Mounting (this image shows a 1RU device)
USE COVER SCREWS
4.
Bussing Strip Installation
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Repeat procedure (steps 1 through 3) to attach the remaining ear to the
opposite side.
The 2-Series integrated AV control system is supplied with two brass bussing strips
to facilitate commoning (linking) of multiple terminal block connections. The
bussing strips are constructed with four terminal block positions and may be
trimmed to size for various applications or different devices. One strip is supplied for
each 8-position terminal block.
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1.
To utilize the bussing strip, determine the number of relays to be
commoned for the equipment being installed. If less than four, the strip can
be trimmed to size with a pair of scissors or wire snips.
2.
Loosen the terminal block screws and insert the first leg of the bussing strip
into the first common position of the terminal block. The strip engages the
other common positions automatically.
3.
Remove approximately 1/8” of the jacket from the common wire and insert
the conductor into one of the terminal block common positions. Tighten the
terminal block screws to lock the wire and bussing strip into place. Insulate
the strip by folding a piece of ¾” wide vinyl electrical tape (such as Scotch
33+) over the spine and as much of the individual legs as possible. Excess
tape at each end of the strip should be pressed closed, then trimmed to
within approximately 1/16” of the end of the strip.
4.
When wiring the remaining conductors, remove approximately 1/8” of the
jacket and insert the wires into the proper terminal block positions. To
prevent the possibility of electrical shorts, it is essential that these
conductors do not touch any uninsulated portion of the bussing strip.
5.
Securing a tie wrap around the bussing strip is a useful way to provide
strain relief for the wires connected to the terminal block.
Make the necessary connections as called out in the illustration that follows this
paragraph. Refer to “Network Wiring” on page 14 before attaching the 4-position
terminal block connector. Apply power after all connections have been made.
When making connections to the MP2 & MP2E, consider the following:
•
Use Crestron power supplies for Crestron equipment.
•
The included cable cannot be extended.
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Hardware Connections for the MP2 & MP2E
VIDEO OUT:
TO
COMPOSITE
OR S-VIDEO
INPUTS
24VDC, 2.0A:
AC POWER
PACK (24 VDC,
2A)*
GROUND
VIDEO IN:
FROM
COMPOSITE
OR S-VIDEO
OUTPUT(S)
AUDIO IN:
FROM
BALANCED/
UNBALANCED
STEREO
LINE-LEVEL
OUTPUTS
AUDIO OUT:
TO BALANCED/
UNBALANCED
STEREO
LINE-LEVEL
INPUTS
AUDIO IN:
FROM
UNBALANCED
STEREO
LINE-LEVEL
OUTPUTS
IR IN:
FROM
CNXRMIRD
FOR RC-5
CODE
INFRAREDSERIAL OUTPUT
(A - D):
TO IRP2 OR
SERIAL DEVICES
LAN:
10/100 BASE-T
ETHERNET TO
LAN OR WEB
(MP2E ONLY)
COM (A - B):
TO ANY RS-232,
-422 OR -485
DEVICE
RELAY OUTPUT
(1 - 4):
TO
CONTROLLABLE
DEVICES
COMPUTER:
TO SERIAL PORT
ON PC
I/O (1 - 4):
TO CONTROLLABLE
DEVICES
FROM DEVICE OUTPUTS
- CONTACT CLOSURES
- RELAY CLOSURES
CRESNET:
TO ANY
CRESNET
NETWORK
DEVICE*
* The units can be powered through the NET network connector or by an AC power pack (PW-2410RU
included). If an alternate external power supply is to be used, Crestron recommends its CNPWS-75
External Power Supply or PW-2420RU Universal Power Pack or equivalent.
NOTE: Use care in wiring installations to avoid applying 24 VDC power to Cresnet
wiring from an AC power pack as well as from a system device that contains its own
power supply. Although this condition should not cause any damage, Crestron does
not recommend it. In those network configurations that require more power than can
be supplied by Crestron’s Power Control Unit alone, disconnect the +24VDC
Cresnet wire from those devices that will be powered by an AC power pack.
Video Connections
VIDEO IN
Four 75Ω video inputs are provided for four composite or two S-video inputs. A
video sensor on each input reports to the CPU. S-video must use port 1 (luma) and 2
(chroma) for the first input, and port 3 (luma) and 4 (chroma) for the second input.
Example: Signal connections for S-video source 1 and 2
Video In 1: luma (Y1) The brightness and contrast of video signal source 1
Video In 2: chroma (C1) The color portion of video signal source 1
Video In 3: luma (Y2) The brightness and contrast of video signal source 2
Video In 4: chroma (C2) The color portion of video signal source 2
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VIDEO OUT
Two 75Ω video outputs are provided for two composite or one S-video output.
For S-video, use port 1 for luma (Y) and port 2 for chroma (C).
Audio Connections
AUDIO IN
Two balanced inputs utilizing five-position mini-connectors and five unbalanced
inputs utilizing three-position mini-connectors are provided for audio input.
Balanced audio inputs use (+) and (-) inputs and a separate shield (ground).
Unbalanced audio input uses L and R (+) inputs for left and right signal and connects
(-) to ground connector (G) [max. 2Vrms].
NOTE: An unbalanced input may use a balanced or unbalanced output.
A balanced input may use a balanced or unbalanced output.
AUDIO OUT
One stereo balanced/unbalanced output is provided, utilizing a five-position miniconnector.
Balanced and Unbalanced Audio Connections on the Five Position Mini Connector
PIN
#
SIGNAL
NAME
BALANCED
AUDIO
INPUT
BALANCED
AUDIO
OUTPUT
UNBALANCED
AUDIO INPUT
UNBALANCED
AUDIO OUTPUT
1
+
Left +
Left +
Left In
Left Out
2
-
Left -
Left -
Left signal return,
jumper to GND
OPEN
3
G
Shield/GND
Shield/GND
GND
Left & Right GND
4
+
Right +
Right +
Right In
Right Out
5
-
Right -
Right -
Right signal
return, jumper to
GND
OPEN
INPUTS
Balanced Audio
Connections using a
Five-Position Mini
Connector
+-G+-
Source 2
+-G+Shield
Shield
Source 1
OUTPUTS
+
+
AMP
+
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Chan 1
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+-G+-
Unbalanced Audio
Connections using a
Five-Position Mini
Connector
Source 1
Source 2
+
+-G+-
Jumpers
+
Chan 2
AMP
+
+
Chan 1
G
Unbalanced Audio
Connections using a
Three-Position Mini
Connector
L
Left
+
R
+
Right
NOTE: Using the unbalanced configuration for the audio output reduces the total
audio gain by 6 dB.
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Programming Software
Have a question or comment about Crestron software?
Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be viewed in the Online Help
section of the Crestron website. To post a question or view questions you have
submitted to Crestron’s True Blue Support, log in at http://support.crestron.com.
First-time users will need to establish a user account.
Earliest Version Software Requirements for the PC
NOTE: Crestron recommends that you use the latest software to take advantage of
the most recently released features. The latest software is available from the Crestron
website.
Crestron has developed an assortment of Windows-based software tools to develop
a Cresnet system. The following are the minimum recommended software versions
for the PC:
Software
TASK
REQUIRED SOFTWARE VERSION
Program control system to
operate MP2 & MP2E.
SIMPL Windows version 2.04.11 or later
with SIMPL+ Cross Compiler version 1.1 or
later and Library update 232 or later; Also
requires Crestron Database version 15.9.9
or later.
Upload program and firmware.
Crestron Toolbox 1.02.30 or later.
Program with simple wizards
(optional but recommended).
Crestron SystemBuilder™ version 2.0.6 or
later. Refer to software release notes or
Crestron website for other required
Crestron software packages.
Perform sophisticated audio
equalization (optional).
Digital Media Tools™ version 3.01.00 or
later.
Programming with Crestron SystemBuilder
Crestron SystemBuilder is the easiest method of programming but does not offer as
much flexibility as SIMPL Windows. For additional details, download
SystemBuilder from the Crestron website and examine the extensive help file.
Programming with SIMPL Windows
NOTE: While SIMPL Windows can be used to program the MP2 & MP2E, it is
recommended to use SystemBuilder for configuring a system.
SIMPL Windows is Crestron’s premier software for programming Crestron control
systems. It is organized into two separate but equally important “Managers”.
Configuration Manager
Configuration Manager is the view where programmers “build” a Crestron control
system by selecting hardware from the Device Library.
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•
To incorporate the MP2 or MP2E into the system, drag the MP2 or MP2E
from the Control Systems folder of the Device Library and drop it in the
System Views.
Locating the MP2 & MP2E in the Device Library
Programming Manager
Programming Manager is the view where programmers “program” a Crestron control
system by assigning signals to symbols. The symbol can be viewed by double
clicking on the icon or dragging it into Detail View. A description for each signal in
the symbol is described in the SIMPL Windows help file (F1).
Programming with Digital Media Tools
A full Graphic/Parametric Equalizer is built into the MP2 & MP2E control systems.
The equalizer module provides both graphic and parametric equalization,
programmable using Crestron's Digital Media Tools software or SIMPL Windows.
The Digital Media Tools (DMT) software is free and available from the download
section of the Crestron website (http://www.crestron.com).
Almost all users will use the Digital Media Tools and not the SIMPL Windows
symbol to adjust equalization. From the point of view of the symbol everything is a
parametric equalizer; graphic equalizers are just parametric equalizers with specific
default frequencies, Q (bandwidth) and type. If you want to use a graphic equalizer
you must use Digital Media Tools because this is the only place where the default
graphic equalizer frequencies are set up. The only possible exception is that
programmers might want to set up sliders from the TrimBand gains to let the user
modify slightly what the programmer has stored.
The MP2 & MP2E adjustments in Digital Media Tools contain five tabs:
•
Master Volume tab – for adjusting the overall volume (+5 to -40 dB).
•
Input Settings tab – for naming sources, setting up decoding, and adjusting
input gain.
•
Graphic EQ tab – for choosing the number of graphic equalizers, and
provides access to the graphic equalizer sliders
•
Parametric EQ tab – for making parametric equalization adjustments
•
Communications tab – for setting up communications and adjusting the
equalizer in real-time.
For additional details, refer to the Digital Media Tools help file.
NOTE: Minimum operating firmware version 3.26 is required to operate the
parametric equalizer feature.
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NOTE: The SIMPL Windows symbol will allow any valid value. Programming the
parametric equalizer through SIMPL Windows may override the Digital Media
Tools settings. For example, if the 5-band graphic equalizer mode is specified in
Digital Media Tools and the SIMPL Windows program then changes one of the
graphic filters, the system reverts to full parametric mode. SIMPL Windows permits
any legal change without regard to the effect on the rest of the filters.
NOTE: The Mute On/Off button is the “hot” button for muting the system when
Real-Time mode is enabled in Digital Media Tools. Once muted, you can only unmute the system through the menu. This feature protects the speakers if, during Real
Time mode, unreasonable values for filters and fields are entered in the program.
You may also use F8 as a mute button and Shift+F8 to un-mute. An emergency
MUTE button is also provided at the bottom of each screen. The MUTE button on
the tool bar and the MUTE selection on the Tools Menu toggle MUTE on and off.
Example Program
An example program for the MP2 & MP2E is available from the Crestron website
(http://www.crestron.com/exampleprograms).
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Uploading and Upgrading
Crestron recommends using the latest programming software and that each device
contains the latest firmware to take advantage of the most recently released features.
However, before attempting to upload or upgrade it is necessary to establish
communication.
While the next section provides an overview for communication, refer to
“Establishing Communications with the Control System” in the Crestron 2-Series
Control Systems Reference Guide (Doc. 6256) for serial and TCP/IP connection
details. If communications cannot be established, refer to “Troubleshooting
Communications” in the same guide.
Establishing Communication
Use Crestron Toolbox for communicating with the MP2 & MP2E; refer to the
Crestron Toolbox help file for details. With the MP2 the connection to the computer
must be a direct serial connection; with the MP2E the connection can be either serial
or TCP/IP.
Direct Serial Communication
NOTE: Required for initial setup of Ethernet parameters.
Direct Serial Communication
PC RUNNING
CRESTRON TOOLBOX
TCP/IP Communication
MP2 or MP2E
•
The COMPUTER port on the MP2 & MP2E connects to the serial port on
the PC via a serial cable (Crestron STCP-502PC or equivalent).
•
Use the Address Book in Crestron Toolbox to create an entry using the
expected serial communication protocol (RS-232, auto-detect baud rate, no
parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, XON/XOFF disabled, RTS/CTS enabled).
•
icon);
Display the MP2’s or MP2E’s “System Info” window (click the
communications are confirmed when the device information is displayed.
Ethernet Communication (MP2E only)
PC RUNNING
CRESTRON TOOLBOX
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SERIAL VIA CRESTRON
CABLE STCP-502PC
OR EQUIVALENT
ETHERNET
MP2E
•
Establish direct serial communication between MP2E and PC.
•
Enter the IP address, IP mask and default router of the MP2E via the
Crestron Toolbox (Functions | Ethernet Addressing); otherwise enable
DHCP.
•
Confirm Ethernet connections between MP2E and PC. If connecting
through a hub or router, use CAT5 straight through cables with 8-pin RJ-45
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connectors. Alternatively, use a CAT5 crossover cable to connect the two
LAN ports directly without using a hub or router.
•
Use the Address Book in the Crestron Toolbox to create an entry for the
MP2E with the MP2E’s TCP/IP communication parameters.
•
Display the “System Info” window (click the
MP2E entry.
•
Use the Crestron Toolbox to create the MP2E IP table.
icon) and select the
⇒ Select Functions | IP Table Setup.
⇒ Add, modify or delete entries in the IP table. The MP2E can have
only one IP table entry.
⇒ A defined IP table can be saved to a file or sent to the device.
•
When using the MP2E as a “slave”, edit the “master” control system’s IP
table to include an entry for the MP2E. The entry should list the MP2E’s IP
ID (specified on the MP2E’s IP table) and the internal gateway IP address
127.0.0.1.
Programs and Firmware
•
Display the network device tree (Tools | Network Device Tree) to show all
network devices connected to the control system. Right-click on the MP2 or
MP2E to display actions that can be performed on the MP2 or MP2E:
⇒ Upgrade firmware
⇒ Change Net ID
•
Upload the SIMPL Windows file to the control system using SIMPL
Windows or Crestron Toolbox.
•
Upgrade MP2 & MP2E firmware via Crestron Toolbox.
⇒ Establish serial or TCP/IP communications with the MP2 (serial
only) or MP2E and display the “System Info” window.
⇒ Select Functions | Firmware… to upgrade the MP2 or MP2E
firmware.
For details on uploading and upgrading, refer to the SIMPL Windows help file or the
Crestron Toolbox help file.
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Operation
Crestron 2-Series Control Systems are the brain of a complete integrated audio/visual
or automation solution, serving as the central processor and I/O interface. Every
audio, video and environmental element of the home, boardroom, classroom or
command center becomes integrated and accessible through the control system. No
matter how complex or basic, Crestron control systems are entirely customprogrammable to attain the exact functionality required.
The MP2 & MP2E combine a control system (with Ethernet on the MP2E) and
audio/video switcher in a single box to provide a cost-effective total room control
system. Easily configured with Crestron SystemBuilder™ software, an MP2 or
MP2E is all that is needed to select and control all of the room’s AV and
environmental resources including VCRs, DVD/CD players, projectors, screens,
lighting and more. The MP2 & MP2E are ideal as master control processors for a
small stand-alone AV system and serve equally well slaved to other 2-Series control
processors to add audio/video switching and control port expansion.
The high-bandwidth 4x2 video crosspoint switcher distributes video from four
composite sources to two destinations – great for displaying one source on a plasma
display while previewing another on a Crestron touchpanel. Alternatively, the
switcher may be configured as a 2x1 S-Video switcher. Built-in video sensing on
each input can be used to provide device power status information to the control
system and to detect signal presence for auto-switching. The video routing
capabilities of the MP2 & MP2E can be extended by adding the C2N-MMS
S-Video/RGBHV matrix switcher.
The 7x1 audio switcher provides balanced and unbalanced inputs for seven stereo
audio sources. Built-in volume, bass, treble and mute controls and a 6-band
graphic/parametric equalizer allow for precise adjustment and complete control of
the audio signal. All audio settings and presets may be recalled and controlled from a
Crestron touchpanel, keypad or other user interface. Crestron’s DMT (Digital Media
Tools) software provides the installer with a simple utility for adjusting input levels
and equalization settings.
The MP2 & MP2E employ the identical processing engine to that in Crestron’s
larger control systems and support Crestron’s full range of touchpanels, keypads and
Cresnet peripherals. When equipped with an optional CNXRMIRD IR receiver, the
MP2 & MP2E allow any universal IR remote to be used as a low-cost handheld
remote control.
The MP2E’s built-in high-speed Ethernet port and Web server provide full
connectivity and e-Control 2 Xpanel support for extensive IP-based control
capability, remote programming and diagnostics and seamless integration into very
large control networks.
The MP2 & MP2E both require 18 watts of power to operate. Therefore, if you use a
PW-2410RU power supply (rated at 25 watts), you will have 7 watts of power left
over to run additional Cresnet devices. As long as the sum total of the devices on
Cresnet does not exceed 7 watts, you will be fine. If the application requires more
than 7 watts of network power, use a PW-2420RU or CNPWS-75 in place of the
PW-2410RU.
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Problem Solving
Troubleshooting
The following table provides corrective action for possible trouble situations. If
further assistance is required, please contact a Crestron customer service
representative.
MP2 & MP2E Troubleshooting
TROUBLE
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Unexpected
response from
control system.
Network devices are not
communicating with the
control system.
Use Crestron Toolbox to poll
the network. Verify network
connection to the device.
PWR LED does
not illuminate.
Control system is not
receiving power.
If power is supplied through
an AC adapter, verify the DC
output plug is properly
attached to the control
system and that the adapter
is securely plugged into an
outlet. If power is supplied
through Cresnet cabling,
ensure the cable is securely
plugged into the NET
connector.
MSG LED
illuminates.
Hardware or software
failure, hardware
incompatibility with
software definitions or
programming error.
Verify that hardware
configuration matches
software configuration. Use
Crestron Toolbox to display
the error log. Refer to “Error
Message Definitions” in the
latest version of the Crestron
2-Series Control Systems
Reference Guide (Doc. 6256)
for more details.
Compilation error
RLCMCVT166 &
RLCMCVT177.
Poor analog versus
serial signal definition in
the SIMPL Windows
program.
Confirm properly defined
signal definition in the
program.
System locks up.
Various.
Press front panel SW-R and
HW-R buttons at the same
time to bypass program and
communicate directly with the
processor. (Refer to
“Troubleshooting
Communications” in the
Crestron 2-Series Control
Systems Reference Guide
(Doc. 6256) for more details.
Cresnet device
does not respond.
Device not wired
correctly.
Verify Cresnet wiring.
Improper NET ID used.
Verify that device ID matches
NET ID in the program.
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TROUBLE
A/V system device
does not respond.
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
IRP2 or serial port not
placed properly.
Verify placement of IRP2
(hold phosphor card under
IRP2 while pressing button)
and tighten serial cables.
Used wrong IR/serial
port.
Verify that proper IR or serial
port is defined.
Serial cable not wired
correctly.
Verify that serial cable is
wired correctly for RS-232,
422 or 485.
Device is not receiving
sufficient power.
User the Crestron Power
Calculator to help calculate
how much power is needed
for the system.
NOTE: If communication cannot be established or the control system is locked-up,
refer to “Troubleshooting Communications” in the Crestron 2-Series Control
Systems Reference Guide (Doc. 6256).
NOTE: Passthrough Mode enables Viewport access to any serial controlled device
on the network. This aids in troubleshooting by allowing direct communication
between the PC and a network device (effectively “passing through” the MP2 or
MP2E). For information pertaining to Passthrough Mode, refer to “Passthrough
Mode” in the Crestron 2-Series Control Systems Reference Guide (Doc. 6256)
System Monitor
The System Monitor allows you to reload firmware into the MP2 & MP2E in the
event that you cannot load the firmware in the normal mode.
If the system does not function, perform the following procedure:
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1.
Connect the COMPUTER port on the MP2 or MP2E to one of the COM
ports (usually COM1) on the PC. Use a straight-through RS-232 cable with
a DB9 male connector on one end and a DB9 female connector on the
other. Most commercially available cables are acceptable; they should have
at least five pins for transmit, receive, ground and hardware handshaking
(pins 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8).
2.
icon). Then, click
Open Toolbox and start the Text Console (click the
on the Address Book icon in the lower left corner of the window to open
the “Address Book” window.
3.
In the “Address Book” window, click the “Add Entry” button and give the
new entry a name (e.g. “System Monitor”).
4.
Click the arrow next to the “Device Type” drop down list. A “Warning”
window will open to inform you that this is an advanced feature. Click
Okay, then select “2-Series Control System Monitor” from the drop down
list and click Okay. When you are returned to the “Address Book”
window, make sure to choose RS-232 as the “Connection Type” and the
correct Com port next to “Port”.
5.
Power down the MP2 or MP2E.
6.
While powering up the MP2 or MP2E, press and hold Alt+K on the
keyboard until the following text (or similar) appears in Toolbox.
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System Monitor [v1.001 (0001)]
12-19-01 16:25:23 32MB RAM, 4MB FLASH
CS>
7.
At the Toolbox prompt, type erase and press Enter. The following text
appears in Toobox.
CS>erase
->25%->50%->75%->100%
Done
CS>
NOTE: There are two methods for loading firmware through System Monitor
(using Alt+O or using Alt+U). Because the first MP2 & MP2E firmware version
3.016 had special memory requirements, you must use the following Alt+U
procedure when reverting to firmware version 3.016 from version 3.050 or when
upgrading from 3.016 to 3.050.
For versions 3.050 and later, skip to step 13 below.
8.
The *.CSU file must be extracted from the *.CUZ file to load from the
firmware. Use WinZip to open the *.CUZ file and extract the *.CSU file.
9.
At the CS> prompt, type SYSTEM and press Enter
(you will see a series of capital “C”s appear in Toolbox).
10. Press Alt+U on the keyboard or from Toolbox, select
Communications | XModem Send…
11. Find and select the correct firmware file (.CSU not .CUZ) and click Open.
12.
Once “Completed Successfully” appears in Toolbox, type quit at the
Toolbox prompt and press Enter.
NOTE: The steps for firmware versions prior to 3.050 are now complete. For
versions 3.050 and later, use the steps below.
13. Press Alt+O (not zero) on the keyboard to open the “Firmware” window,
then click Browse.
14. Find and select the correct firmware file (.CUZ or .zip) and click Open.
15. In the “Firmware” window, click Send. You will see a “Confirmation”
window asking if you’ve selected the right file. Click Okay and you’ll see
the “File Transfer” window.
16. When file transfer is completed, you’ll see a window asking you to reconnect. Click Okay, then close the “Firmware” window and re-connect
using the normal Address Book entry.
Network Analyzer
To assist with troubleshooting, the unit contains Crestron’s patent-pending network
analyzer to continuously monitor the integrity of the Cresnet network for wiring
faults and marginal system performance or other network errors. For more
information on how to use the network analyzer, refer to the Crestron Toolbox help
file and use the index to search for “Network Analyzer”.
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Battery Replacement
A Lithium battery is used to power the system clock within the MP2 & MP2E.
Under normal conditions, it will last for approximately 10 years. In the event that the
clock fails, only an authorized technician should replace it. Refer to caution
statement below.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Check Network Wiring
Use the Right Wire
In order to ensure optimum performance over the full range of your installation
topology, Crestron Certified Wire and only Crestron Certified Wire may be used.
Failure to do so may incur additional charges if support is required to identify
performance deficiencies because of using improper wire.
Calculate Power
CAUTION: Use only Crestron power supplies for Crestron equipment. Failure to
do so could cause equipment damage or void the Crestron warranty.
CAUTION: Provide sufficient power to the system. Insufficient power can lead to
unpredictable results or damage to the equipment. Please use the Crestron Power
Calculator to help calculate how much power is needed for the system
(http://www.crestron.com/calculators).
When calculating the length of wire for a particular Cresnet run, the wire gauge and
the Cresnet power usage of each network unit to be connected must be taken into
consideration. Use Crestron Certified Wire only. If Cresnet units are to be daisychained on the run, the Cresnet power usage of each network unit to be daisychained must be added together to determine the Cresnet power usage of the entire
chain. If the unit is home-run from a Crestron system power supply network port, the
Cresnet power usage of that unit is the Cresnet power usage of the entire run. The
wire gauge and the Cresnet power usage of the run should be used in the following
equation to calculate the cable length value on the equation’s left side.
Cable Length Equation
40,000
L<
RxP
Where: L = Length of run (or chain) in feet
R = 6 Ohms (Crestron Certified Wire: 18 AWG (0.75 MM 2 ))
or 1.6 Ohms (Cresnet HP: 12 AWG (4 MM 2 ))
P = Cresnet power usage of entire run (or chain)
Make sure the cable length value is less than the value calculated on the right side of
the equation. For example, a Cresnet run using 18 AWG Crestron Certified Wire and
drawing 20 watts should not have a length of run more than 333 feet. If Cresnet HP
is used for the same run, its length could extend to 1250 feet.
NOTE: All Crestron certified Cresnet wiring must consist of two twisted pairs. One
twisted pair is the +24V conductor and the GND conductor and the other twisted
pair is the Y conductor and the Z conductor.
Strip and Tin Wire
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When daisy-chaining Cresnet units, strip the ends of the wires carefully to avoid
nicking the conductors. Twist together the ends of the wires that share a pin on the
network connector and tin the twisted connection. Apply solder only to the ends of
the twisted wires. Avoid tinning too far up the wires or the end becomes brittle.
Insert the tinned connection into the Cresnet connector and tighten the retaining
screw. Repeat the procedure for the other three conductors.
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Add Hubs
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For larger networks (i.e., greater than 28 network devices), it may become necessary
to add a Cresnet Hub/Repeater (CNXHUB) to maintain signal quality throughout the
network. Also, for networks with lengthy cable runs it may be necessary to add a
Hub/Repeater after only 20 devices.
Reference Documents
The latest version of all documents mentioned within the guide can be obtained from
the Crestron website (http://www.crestron.com/manuals). This link will provide a list
of product manuals arranged in alphabetical order by model number.
List of Related Reference Documents
DOCUMENT TITLE
2-Series Control Systems Reference Guide
Further Inquiries
If you cannot locate specific information or have questions after reviewing this
guide, please take advantage of Crestron's award winning customer service team by
calling the Crestron corporate headquarters at 1-888-CRESTRON [1-888-273-7876].
For assistance in your local time zone, refer to the Crestron website
(http://www.crestron.com/) for a listing of Crestron worldwide offices.
You can also log onto the online help section of the Crestron website to ask
questions about Crestron products. First-time users will need to establish a user
account to fully benefit from all available features.
Future Updates
As Crestron improves functions, adds new features and extends the capabilities of
the MP2 & MP2E, additional information may be made available as manual updates.
These updates are solely electronic and serve as intermediary supplements prior to
the release of a complete technical documentation revision.
Check the Crestron website periodically for manual update availability and its
relevance. Updates are identified as an “Addendum” in the Download column.
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Software License Agreement
This License Agreement (“Agreement”) is a legal contract between you (either an individual or a single business entity) and
Crestron Electronics, Inc. (“Crestron”) for software referenced in this guide, which includes computer software and as applicable,
associated media, printed materials and “online” or electronic documentation (the “Software”).
BY INSTALLING, COPYING OR OTHERWISE USING THE SOFTWARE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AN
AUTHORIZED DEALER OF CRESTRON PRODUCTS OR A CRESTRON AUTHORIZED INDEPENDENT PROGRAMMER
AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF
THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT INSTALL OR USE THE SOFTWARE.
IF YOU HAVE PAID A FEE FOR THIS LICENSE AND DO NOT ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT,
CRESTRON WILL REFUND THE FEE TO YOU PROVIDED YOU (1) CLICK THE DO NOT ACCEPT BUTTON, (2) DO NOT
INSTALL THE SOFTWARE AND (3) RETURN ALL SOFTWARE, MEDIA AND OTHER DOCUMENTATION AND
MATERIALS PROVIDED WITH THE SOFTWARE TO CRESTRON AT: CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, INC., 15 VOLVO
DRIVE, ROCKLEIGH, NEW JERSEY 07647, WITHIN 30 DAYS OF PAYMENT.
LICENSE TERMS
Crestron hereby grants You and You accept a nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use the Software (a) in machine
readable object code together with the related explanatory written materials provided by Creston (b) on a central processing unit
(“CPU”) owned or leased or otherwise controlled exclusively by You and (c) only as authorized in this Agreement and the related
explanatory files and written materials provided by Crestron.
If this software requires payment for a license, you may make one backup copy of the Software, provided Your backup copy
is not installed or used on any CPU. You may not transfer the rights of this Agreement to a backup copy unless the installed copy of
the Software is destroyed or otherwise inoperable and You transfer all rights in the Software.
You may not transfer the license granted pursuant to this Agreement or assign this Agreement without the express written
consent of Crestron.
If this software requires payment for a license, the total number of CPU’s on which all versions of the Software are installed
may not exceed one per license fee (1) and no concurrent, server or network use of the Software (including any permitted back-up
copies) is permitted, including but not limited to using the Software (a) either directly or through commands, data or instructions from
or to another computer (b) for local, campus or wide area network, internet or web hosting services or (c) pursuant to any rental,
sharing or “service bureau” arrangement.
The Software is designed as a software development and customization tool. As such Crestron cannot and does not
guarantee any results of use of the Software or that the Software will operate error free and You acknowledge that any development
that You perform using the Software or Host Application is done entirely at Your own risk.
The Software is licensed and not sold. Crestron retains ownership of the Software and all copies of the Software and
reserves all rights not expressly granted in writing.
OTHER LIMITATIONS
You must be an Authorized Dealer of Crestron products or a Crestron Authorized Independent Programmer to install or use
the Software. If Your status as a Crestron Authorized Dealer or Crestron Authorized Independent Programmer is terminated, Your
license is also terminated.
You may not rent, lease, lend, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer or assign any interest in or to the Software.
You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Software.
You agree that the Software will not be shipped, transferred or exported into any country or used in any manner prohibited
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If any part of this Agreement is found void and unenforceable, it will not affect the validity of the balance of the Agreement,
which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. This Agreement may only be modified by a writing signed by an
authorized officer of Crestron. Updates may be licensed to You by Crestron with additional or different terms. This is the entire
agreement between Crestron and You relating to the Software and it supersedes any prior representations, discussions, undertakings,
communications or advertising relating to the Software. The failure of either party to enforce any right or take any action in the event
of a breach hereunder shall constitute a waiver unless expressly acknowledged and set forth in writing by the party alleged to have
provided such waiver.
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If You are a business or organization, You agree that upon request from Crestron or its authorized agent, You will within
thirty (30) days fully document and certify that use of any and all Software at the time of the request is in conformity with Your valid
licenses from Crestron of its authorized agent.
Without prejudice to any other rights, Crestron may terminate this Agreement immediately upon notice if you fail to comply
with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In such event, you must destroy all copies of the Software and all of its component
parts.
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animations, video, audio, music, text and “applets” incorporated into the Software), the accompanying media and printed materials
and any copies of the Software are owned by Crestron or its suppliers. The Software is protected by copyright laws and international
treaty provisions. Therefore, you must treat the Software like any other copyrighted material, subject to the provisions of this
Agreement.
Submissions. Should you decide to transmit to Crestron’s website by any means or by any media any materials or other
information (including, without limitation, ideas, concepts or techniques for new or improved services and products), whether as
information, feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like, you agree such submissions are unrestricted and shall be
deemed non-confidential and you automatically grant Crestron and its assigns a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual,
irrevocable license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, transmit, distribute, create derivative works of, display and perform the
same.
Trademarks. CRESTRON and the Swirl Logo are registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. You shall not remove
or conceal any trademark or proprietary notice of Crestron from the Software including any back-up copy.
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Any disputes between the parties to the Agreement shall be brought in the state courts in Bergen County, New Jersey or the federal
courts located in the District of New Jersey. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not
apply to this Agreement.
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period of ninety (90) days from the date of receipt and (b) that any hardware accompanying the Software will be subject to its own
limited warranty as stated in its accompanying written material. Crestron shall, at its option, repair or replace or refund the license fee
for any Software found defective by Crestron if notified by you within the warranty period. The foregoing remedy shall be your
exclusive remedy for any claim or loss arising from the Software.
CRESTRON shall not be liable to honor warranty terms if the product has been used in any application other than that for
which it was intended or if it as been subjected to misuse, accidental damage, modification or improper installation procedures.
Furthermore, this warranty does not cover any product that has had the serial number or license code altered, defaced, improperly
obtained or removed.
Notwithstanding any agreement to maintain or correct errors or defects, Crestron shall have no obligation to service or
correct any error or defect that is not reproducible by Crestron or is deemed in Crestron’s reasonable discretion to have resulted from
(1) accident; unusual stress; neglect; misuse; failure of electric power, operation of the Software with other media not meeting or not
maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications or causes other than ordinary use; (2) improper installation by anyone
other than Crestron or its authorized agents of the Software that deviates from any operating procedures established by Crestron in the
material and files provided to You by Crestron or its authorized agent; (3) use of the Software on unauthorized hardware or (4)
modification of, alteration of or additions to the Software undertaken by persons other than Crestron or Crestron’s authorized agents.
ANY LIABILITY OF CRESTRON FOR A DEFECTIVE COPY OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE LIMITED
EXCLUSIVELY TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF YOUR COPY OF THE SOFTWARE WITH ANOTHER COPY OR
REFUND OF THE INITIAL LICENSE FEE CRESTRON RECEIVED FROM YOU FOR THE DEFECTIVE COPY OF THE
PRODUCT. THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL
CRESTRON BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND
(PROPERTY OR ECONOMIC DAMAGES INCLUSIVE), EVEN IF A CRESTRON REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR OF ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY. CRESTRON MAKES NO
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO TITLE OR INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS,
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, NOR
AUTHORIZES ANY OTHER PARTY TO OFFER ANY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY FOR THIS PRODUCT. THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT SUPERSEDES ALL PREVIOUS
WARRANTIES.
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Return and Warranty Policies
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service
1.
No merchandise may be returned for credit, exchange or service without prior authorization
from CRESTRON. To obtain warranty service for CRESTRON products, contact an
authorized CRESTRON dealer. Only authorized CRESTRON dealers may contact the factory
and request an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number. Enclose a note specifying
the nature of the problem, name and phone number of contact person, RMA number and
return address.
2.
Products may be returned for credit, exchange or service with a CRESTRON Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Authorized returns must be shipped freight
prepaid to CRESTRON, 6 Volvo Drive, Rockleigh, N.J. or its authorized subsidiaries, with
RMA number clearly marked on the outside of all cartons. Shipments arriving freight collect
or without an RMA number shall be subject to refusal. CRESTRON reserves the right in its
sole and absolute discretion to charge a 15% restocking fee plus shipping costs on any
products returned with an RMA.
3.
Return freight charges following repair of items under warranty shall be paid by CRESTRON,
shipping by standard ground carrier. In the event repairs are found to be non-warranty, return
freight costs shall be paid by the purchaser.
CRESTRON Limited Warranty
CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, Inc. warrants its products to be free from manufacturing defects in materials
and workmanship under normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase from
CRESTRON, with the following exceptions: disk drives and any other moving or rotating mechanical
parts, pan/tilt heads and power supplies are covered for a period of one (1) year; touchscreen display and
overlay components are covered for 90 days; batteries and incandescent lamps are not covered.
This warranty extends to products purchased directly from CRESTRON or an authorized CRESTRON
dealer. Purchasers should inquire of the dealer regarding the nature and extent of the dealer's warranty, if
any.
CRESTRON shall not be liable to honor the terms of this warranty if the product has been used in any
application other than that for which it was intended or if it has been subjected to misuse, accidental
damage, modification or improper installation procedures. Furthermore, this warranty does not cover any
product that has had the serial number altered, defaced or removed.
This warranty shall be the sole and exclusive remedy to the original purchaser. In no event shall
CRESTRON be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind (property or economic damages
inclusive) arising from the sale or use of this equipment. CRESTRON is not liable for any claim made by a
third party or made by the purchaser for a third party.
CRESTRON shall, at its option, repair or replace any product found defective, without charge for parts or
labor. Repaired or replaced equipment and parts supplied under this warranty shall be covered only by the
unexpired portion of the warranty.
Except as expressly set forth in this warranty, CRESTRON makes no other warranties, expressed or
implied, nor authorizes any other party to offer any warranty, including any implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any implied warranties that may be imposed by law are
limited to the terms of this limited warranty. This warranty statement supersedes all previous warranties.
Trademark Information
All brand names, product names and trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. Windows is a registered trademark of
Microsoft Corporation. Windows95/98/Me/XP and WindowsNT/2000 are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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Crestron Electronics, Inc.
15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 888.CRESTRON
Fax: 201.767.7576
www.crestron.com
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