Radius 12 x 8 Quick Start Guide
QUICK START GUIDE: SymNet RADIUS 12x8
What Ships in the Box
Important Safety Instructions
• RADIUS 12x8 hardware device.
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• SymNet Composer CD-ROM (Windows).
• 29 detachable 3.81 mm terminal block
connectors.
• A North American (NEMA) or Euro IEC
power cable. You may need to substitute a
cable appropriate for your locale.
• This Quick Start Guide.
What You Need to Provide
A Windows PC with 1 GHz or higher
processor and:
• Windows XP or higher.
• 1024x768 graphics capability.
• 512 MB or more of RAM as required by
your operating system.
This apparatus shall be connected to
a mains socket outlet with a protective
earthing connection. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than the other.
A grounding type plug has two blades and
a third grounding prong. The wide blade
or the third prong are provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit
into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
Getting Help
Tel:
+1.425.778.7728
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday,
Pacific Time
Web:
http://www.symetrix.co
Email:
support@symetrix.co
Note: 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.
Modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment under FCC rules.
Cet appariel numerique de la classe B respecte toutes les Exigences du
Reglement sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
Do not use this apparatus near water. This
apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping
or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on
the apparatus.
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• CAT5 cable or an existing Ethernet
network.
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Follow all instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
• Network (Ethernet) interface.
SymNet Composer, the Windows software
that configures RADIUS 12x8 hardware,
includes a help module which acts as a
complete User’s Guide for both hardware
and software. If you have questions beyond
the scope of this Quick Start Guide, contact
our Customer Support Group in the following
ways:
Heed all warnings.
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The lightning flash with arrowhead
symbol within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user of the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons. The exclamation
point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user of the presence
of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the product (i.e. this Quick
Start Guide).
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CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, do
not use the polarized plug supplied with the
device with any extension cord, receptacle,
or other outlet unless the prongs can be
fully inserted.
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Power Source: This Symetrix hardware
uses a universal input supply that
automatically adjusts to the applied
voltage. Ensure that your AC mains voltage
is somewhere between 100-240 VAC,
50-60 Hz. Use only the power cord and
connector specified for the product and
your operating locale. A protective ground
connection, by way of the grounding
conductor in the power cord, is essential
for safe operation. The appliance inlet and
coupler shall remain readily operable once
the apparatus has been installed.
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User Serviceable Parts: There are no
user serviceable parts inside this Symetrix
product. In case of failure, customers
inside the U.S. should refer all servicing to
the Symetrix factory. Customers outside
the U.S. should refer all servicing to an
authorized Symetrix distributor. Distributor
contact information is available online at:
http://www.symetrix.co.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install only in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
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Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
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Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
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Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by
the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart
is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
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Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
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Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug cord
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
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QUICK START GUIDE: SymNet RADIUS 12x8
Software Installation
it should also have automatically self-assigned a similar
private IP address in the range of 169.254.x.x, and if this is
the case, you should be able to connect to RADIUS 12x8
directly.
SymNet Composer is the software that provides real-time
set-up and control of RADIUS 12x8 from a Win­dows PC
environment.
Even if the PC’s default settings have been changed,
RADIUS 12x8 will try to establish communications by setting
up appropriate routing table entries to reach devices with
169.254.x.x addresses.
Use one of the following procedures to install SymNet
Composer on your computer.
From the CD-ROM:
1.Insert the CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
Connecting to RADIUS 12x8 from a host computer
on the same LAN
2.Open “My Computer”. The “My Computer” icon is
typically on your desktop or in the “Start” menu.
Both RADIUS 12x8 and the host computer require the
following 3 items:
3.Double click on your CD-ROM drive. This is typically drive
“D:\”. If your CD-ROM drive isn’t “D:\”, then substitute its
drive letter.
1.IP Address - The unique address of a node on a network.
2.Subnet Mask - Configuration that defines which IP
Addresses are included in a particular subnet.
4.Double-click “Setup.exe”.
From the Symetrix web site (http://www.symetrix.co):
3.Default Gateway (optional) - The IP address of a device
that routes traffic from one subnet to another. (This is only
needed when the PC and RADIUS 12x8 are on different
subnets).
1.Download the SymNet Composer software installer from
the Symetrix web site.
2.Double-click on the file you just downloaded and follow
the on screen directions to install.
If you are putting RADIUS 12x8 on an existing network,
a network administrator will be able to provide the above
information or it may have been provided automatically by a
DHCP server. For security reasons, it is not recommended
to put RADIUS 12x8 directly on the Internet. If you do, a
network administrator or your Internet Service Provider can
provide the above information.
After installing the software, refer to the Help File for full
connection and configuration information.
Network Setup
About DHCP
RADIUS 12x8 boots with DHCP enabled by default. This
means that as soon as you connect it to a network, it will
look for a DHCP server in order to obtain an IP address. If
a DHCP server is present, RADIUS 12x8 will obtain an IP
address from it. This process may take several minutes. With
your PC attached to the same network, and thus getting its
IP address from the same DHCP server, all will be ready to
go.
If you are on your own private network, directly or indirectly
connected to RADIUS 12x8, you may allow RADIUS 12x8
to choose an automatic IP address or you may choose to
assign it a static IP address. If you are building your own
separate network with static assigned addresses, you may
consider using an IP Address from one of the ”Private-Use”
networks noted in RFC-1918:
1.172.16.0.0/12 = IP Addresses 172.16.0.1 through
172.31.254.254 and a Subnet Mask of 255.240.0.0
If your network does not have a DHCP server, RADIUS
12x8 will not be able to obtain an IP address. While waiting,
RADIUS 12x8 will default to a private IP address in the
range of 169.254.x.x where x.x is the last four alphanumeric
characters of RADIUS 12x8’s MAC address (MAC address
hex value is converted to decimal for IP address). RADIUS
12x8’s MAC address can be found on a sticker on the
bottom of hardware.
2.192.168.0.0/16 = IP Addresses 192.168.0.1 through
192.168.254.254 and a Subnet Mask of 255.255.0.0
3.10.0.0.0/8 = IP Addresses 10.0.0.1 through
10.254.254.254 and a Subnet Mask of 255.255.0.0
Connecting to RADIUS 12x8 through a Firewall/VPN
We have successfully tested control of RADIUS 12x8
through a firewall and VPN, but are unable to guarantee
performance of these types of connections at this time.
Configuration instructions are specific to each firewall and
VPN, so specifics are not available. Additionally, wireless
communications are also not guaranteed, though have also
been successfully tested.
When there is no DHCP server present to assign IP
addresses to either RADIUS 12x8 or your PC, you may
need to configure your PC with a static IP in the range of
169.254.x.x with a Subnet Mask of 255.255.0.0 in order to
communicate with RADIUS 12x8 in a direct connect mode.
However, if your PC is using the default network settings,
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ARC PORT PINOUT
Configuring IP Parameters
Locating Hardware
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Declaration of Conformity
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Discovery of, and connection to, RADIUS 12x8
hardware is done with the Locate Hardware
dialog found under the Hardware menu or by
clicking the Locate Hardware icon in the tool
bar or on a particular RADIUS 12x8 unit itself.
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Symetrix rack-mount device and the ARC wall panel
to provide additional distance.
IP Configuration with Composer
Individual wires may be broken out according to the pinout
diagram above for use with an ARC-PS or longer RS-485
runs with local ARC powering.
The Locate Hardware dialog will scan the
network and list available units. Select the
RADIUS 12x8 unit you wish to assign an IP address to and
click the Properties button. If you wish to assign RADIUS
12x8 a static IP address, select “Use the following IP
address” and enter the appropriate IP Address, Subnet
mask and Gateway. Click OK when finished. Now, back in
the locate hardware dialog, ensure the RADIUS 12x8 device
is selected and click “Select Hardware Unit” to use this
RADIUS 12x8 hardware in your Site File. Close the Locate
Hardware dialog.
Declaration of Conformity
We, Symetrix Incorporated, 6408 216th St. SW,
Mountlake Terrace, Washington, USA, declare under our
sole responsibility that the product:
SymNet RADIUS 12x8
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the
following standards:
IP Configuration with the Front Panel
IEC 60065, EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2,
FCC Part 15, RoHS
RADIUS 12x8 IP information can also be edited from the
front panel. RADIUS 12x8’s front panel interface starts up
in System Mode out of the box. Press LEFT or RIGHT until
you get to the DHCP menu. If DHCP is enabled, press
ENTER and then UP or DOWN until it reads DISABLED,
then press ENTER to confirm. Now press RIGHT until you
get to the IP Address menu. Press ENTER to edit using the
UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT buttons to change digits and
navigate between digits. Press ENTER again when finished
editing. Repeat as necessary for Subnet Mask and Gateway
Address.
The technical construction file is maintained at:
Symetrix, Inc.
6408 216th St. SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043 USA
The authorized representative located within the European
Community is:
World Marketing Associates
P.O. Box 100
Note: If the IP Address is changed from the front panel,
Composer Design unit(s) must be updated to match by right
clicking on the units and choosing Unit Properties or by
Locating Hardware as detailed previously.
St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6YU, U.K.
Date of issue: August 14, 2012
Place of issue: Mountlake Terrace, Washington, USA
Authorized signature:
The RJ45 connectors labeled “ARC” are only for use
with the ARC series of remotes. DO NOT plug the ARC
connectors on Symetrix products into any other RJ45
connector. The “ARC” RJ45 connectors on Symetrix
products can carry up to 24 VDC / 0.75 A (class 2 wiring)
which can damage Ethernet circuitry.
Dane Butcher, President, Symetrix Incorporated.
ARC Pinout
The RJ45 jack distributes power and RS-485 data to one
or more ARC devices. Uses standard straight-through UTP
CAT5 cabling.
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Warranty and Service
The Symetrix Limited Warranty
Servicing Your Symetrix Product
Symetrix, Inc. expressly warrants that the product will be free from
defects in material and workmanship for three (3) years from the date
the product is shipped from the factory. Symetrix’s obligations under
this warranty will be limited to repairing or replacing, at Symetrix’s
option, the part or parts of the product which prove defective in material
or workmanship within three (3) years from the date the product is
shipped from the factory, provided that the Buyer gives Symetrix
prompt notice of any defect or failure and satisfactory proof thereof.
Products may be returned by Buyer only after a Return Authorization
number (RA) has been obtained from Symetrix. Buyer will prepay all
freight charges to return the product to the Symetrix factory. Symetrix
reserves the right to inspect any products which may be the subject of
any warranty claim before repair or replacement is carried out. Symetrix
may, at its option, require proof of the original date of purchase (dated
copy of original retail dealer’s invoice). Final determination of warranty
coverage lies solely with Symetrix. Products repaired under warranty will
be returned freight prepaid via commercial carrier by Symetrix, to any
location within the Continental United States. Outside the Continental
United States, products will be returned freight collect.
If you have determined that your Symetrix product requires repair
services and you live outside of the United States please contact your
local Symetrix dealer or distributor for instructions on how to obtain
service. If you reside in the U.S. then proceed as follows:
Return Authorization
At the Symetrix factory, Symetrix will perform in-warranty or out-ofwarranty service on any product it has manufactured for a period of
three (3) years from date of discontinued manufacture.
Before sending anything to Symetrix, please contact our Customer
Service Department for a Return Authorization (RA) number. The
telephone number is +1.425.778.7728. Additionally, support is available
via the web site: http://www.symetrix.co/knowledge-base.
In-warranty Repairs
To get your Symetrix product repaired under the terms of the warranty:
The foregoing warranties are in lieu of all other warranties,
whether oral, written, express, implied or statutory. Symetrix,
Inc. expressly disclaims any IMPLIED warranties, including
fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability. Symetrix’s
warranty obligation and buyer’s remedies hereunder are SOLELY
and exclusively as stated herein.
This Symetrix product is designed and manufactured for use in
professional and studio audio systems and is not intended for
other usage. With respect to products purchased by consumers for
personal, family, or household use, Symetrix expressly disclaims
all implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
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Pack the device in its original packaging materials.
3.
Include your name, address, daytime telephone number, and a brief
statement of the problem.
4.
Write the RA number on the outside of the box.
5.
Ship the device to Symetrix, freight prepaid. We do not accept freight
collect shipments.
If you don’t have the factory packaging materials, we recommend using
an oversize box. Wrap the device in a plastic bag, surround it with
bubble-wrap, and place it in the box surrounded by Styrofoam peanuts.
Be sure there is enough clearance in the box to protect the rack ears.
We won’t return the device in anything but Symetrix packaging for
which we will have to charge you. If the problem is due to operator
misuse or error, you will have to pay for both parts and labor. In any
event, if there are charges for the repair, you will pay for the return
freight. Payment for all charges must be pre-arranged (prepaid, Visa or
Mastercard).
Symetrix does not authorize any third party, including any dealer or
sales representative, to assume any liability or make any additional
warranties or representation regarding this product information on
behalf of Symetrix.
This limited warranty gives the buyer certain rights. You may have
additional rights provided by applicable law.
Out-of-warranty Repairs
Note: Some Symetrix products contain embedded software or apps
and may also be accompanied by control software intended to be run
on a personal computer. Said software is specifically excluded from
this warranty.
If the warranty period has passed, you’ll be billed for all necessary
parts, labor, packaging materials, and freight charges. Please
remember, you must call for an RA number before sending the device
to Symetrix.
Limitation of Liability
The total liability of Symetrix on any claim, whether in contract,
tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of, connected
with, or resulting from the manufacture, sale, delivery, resale, repair,
replacement or use of any product will not exceed the price allocatable
to the product or any part thereof which gives rise to the claim. In
no event will Symetrix be liable for any incidental or consequential
damages including but not limited to damage for loss of revenue, cost
of capital, claims of customers for service interruptions or failure to
supply, and costs and expenses incurred in connection with labor,
overhead, transportation, installation or removal of products, substitute
facilities or supply houses.
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Call us for an RA number (have the serial number, shipping and
contact information and description of the problem ready).
Just do these five things, and repairs made in-warranty will cost you
only one way freight charges. We’ll pay the return freight.
This limited warranty, with all terms, conditions and disclaimers set
forth herein, shall extend to the original purchaser and anyone who
purchases the product within the specified warranty period.
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