Crestron AV2 Specifications

Crestron AV2 Specifications
Crestron AV2 & PRO2
2-Series Integrated Dual Bus Control System
Operations Guide
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Crestron AV2 & PRO2
2-Series Integrated Dual Bus Control System
Contents
Integrated Dual Bus Control System: AV2 & PRO2
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Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1
Features and Functions ................................................................................................ 1
Specifications .............................................................................................................. 3
Physical Description.................................................................................................... 4
On-Board Memory .................................................................................................... 13
Expandable Memory (Compact Flash)...................................................................... 14
Industry Compliance ................................................................................................. 15
Setup ........................................................................................................................................ 15
Rack Mounting .......................................................................................................... 15
Bussing Strip Installation .......................................................................................... 16
Network Wiring......................................................................................................... 17
Hardware Hookup ..................................................................................................... 18
Establishing Communication with the AV2/PRO2 ................................................... 19
Troubleshooting Communications ............................................................................ 21
Compiling and Uploading a Program to the Control System .................................... 22
Uploading Web pages to the AV2/PRO2 .................................................................. 24
Uploading Touchpanel Projects via the AV2/PRO2 ................................................. 24
Updating the Operating System................................................................................. 25
Running Programs From Compact Flash .................................................................. 25
Other Compact-Flash-Related Functions .................................................................. 26
Advanced Console Commands.................................................................................. 26
Programming the AV2 and PRO2 ........................................................................................... 27
Programming with the Crestron AppBuilder............................................................. 27
Programming with SIMPL Windows ........................................................................ 28
Programming the LCD Screen (PRO2 only) ............................................................. 34
Problem Solving ...................................................................................................................... 38
Possible Problems with the Control System.............................................................. 38
Serial Communication Difficulties with Other Devices Connected to the Control
System ....................................................................................................................... 40
Further Inquiries ........................................................................................................ 43
Firmware Upgrades ................................................................................................... 43
Future Updates .......................................................................................................... 43
Software License Agreement................................................................................................... 44
Return and Warranty Policies .................................................................................................. 46
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service ...................................................................... 46
CRESTRON Limited Warranty................................................................................. 46
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2-Series Integrated Dual Bus Control System
Integrated Dual Bus Control
System: AV2 & PRO2
Introduction
Features and Functions
Crestron’s AV2 and PRO2 2-Series Integrated Control Processors are designed for
medium to large home and commercial network systems. Like all Crestron control
processors, the AV2 and PRO2 units house the control system software program and
provide connectivity for communication and control of all devices on the network.
High performance front panel diagnostics and monitoring make the PRO2 ideal for
sophisticated control of even the most complex audio, video, lighting, security, and
HVAC systems. The AV2 is functionally identical to the PRO2, with the exception
that it does not provide the front panel diagnostics and monitoring. Both units are
fully expandable with one Z-BUS; three Y-BUS slots are standard on the PRO2 and
optional on the AV2.
Functional Summary
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Powered by 2-Series Control Engine
36 MB of Internal Memory*
4 GB Expansion Slot for Type II Compact Flash and IBM
Microdrive® Hard Disk Drive
Front Panel Diagnostics and Monitoring (PRO2 only)
8 IR/Serial Ports
8 Isolated Relay Ports
8 I/O Versiports
6 RS-232/422/485 Ports
2 RS-232 Computer Ports (1 front; 1 rear)
1 Cresnet Port
Supports SIMPL™ Windows® & SIMPL+™
1 Z-Bus Expansion Slot
3 Y-Bus Expansion Slots (Optional on AV2)
* For more information on internal memory usage, refer to “On-Board Memory” on Page 13.
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As with all of Crestron’s 2-Series control processors, the 2-Series Control Engine is
a solutions-driven control technology that is at the very heart of the AV2 and PRO2
Integrated Control Systems. With speed, power, and massive memory, the 2-Series
control systems are ideal for enhanced applications like media help desks,
videoconferencing, distance learning, and entertainment facilities.
The breakthrough 2-Series control engine is based on the new 257 MIPS, 32-bit
Motorola ColdFire processor. Onboard 36MB memory is enhanced with a 4GB
expansion slot that supports off-the-shelf Type II compact flash memory and the
IBM Microdrive hard disk drive, allowing on-board storage of program and
touchpanel files, room and equipment profiles, upgrades, databases, and schedules.
Crestron's unique dual bus system, with its high-speed I/O bus architecture, provides
blazing fast throughput, system wide. This dual bus architecture also permits upgrade
to new, second generation, higher performance expansion cards, while still using
existing cards and software programs. The 40Mb/s Y-BUS supports existing CNX
control cards and serves as the pipeline for IR, serial communications, and relays.
The 300Mb/s Z-BUS is designed for super high-speed control card applications such
as 10/100 Ethernet, USB, USBII, FireWire, disk drive arrays and more.
The 2-Series also provides truly secure network communications, which is required
for today's corporate networks and the Internet. A Built-in Firewall delivers the
ultimate in security, with Network Address Translation and Router functions.
Network Address Translation (NAT) is a method of connecting multiple computers
on an internal network to the Internet (or any other IP network) using one publicly
visible IP address. Current implementation for the Crestron 2-Series control systems
includes a combination of the Network Address Port Translator protocol (NAPT) and
Bi-Directional NAT. NAT functionality is included in the firmware of Crestron 2Series control processors, and enabled through a dual port Ethernet Z-bus expansion
card such as the C2ENET-2. The Dual Port 10/100 BaseT Ethernet card supports
dynamic and static IP addressing and full duplex TCP/IP and UDP/IP. It offers a
WAN port for Internet and corporate-wide communications and a LAN port for
room use. For specific details on NAT, including setup and configuration, refer to
the Network Address Translator (NAT) document (latest version of Doc. 6001). It is
available from the Downloads | Product Manuals section of the Crestron website
(www.crestron.com).
The built-in Web Server uses either internal memory or compact flash card memory
for remote access and control.
The 2-Series operating system is vastly upgraded, yet compatible with existing
Crestron software and programming. Any existing Crestron SIMPL™ Windows
control program can be easily recompiled for the 2-Series. The real-time, preemptive
multi-tasking/multi-threaded operating system offers a FAT32 file system with long
file names. The enhanced SIMPL+™ instruction set is also fully compatible with
existing Crestron SIMPL Windows and SIMPL+ programs.
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Specifications
Specifications for the AV2 and PRO2 are given in the following table.
AV2/PRO2 2-Series Integrated Control System Specifications
SPECIFICATION
DETAILS
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CPU
32-Bit Motorola ColdFire Processor
Processor Speed
257 MIPS (Dhrystone 2.1 Benchmark)
Onboard Memory
36MB (4MB flash, 32MB DRAM, 256KB NVRAM)
Expandable Memory
Compact Flash Slot (up to 4GB) accepts standard
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Type II Compact Flash or IBM Microdrive
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Dual Bus Architecture
2
Y-BUS (Optional on AV2)
40 Mb/s Parallel Communications
3 Expansion Card Slots
Z-BUS
300 Mb/s Parallel Communications
1 Expansion Card Slot
Ethernet (Optional Z-BUS cards)
Dynamic/Static IP Addressing
3
Full Duplex TCP/IP and UDP/IP
Built-in Firewall for Ultimate Security (Dual Port Only)
Built-in Network Address Translator (Dual Port Only)
Built-in Router – Built-in Web Server (Dual Port Only)
Ports/Connectors
4
1 – Cresnet 4-wire interface (Expandable via Cresnet
NET
Poll Accelerator)
5
COMPUTER
2 – DB9F PC interface (front and rear panel access)
INFRARED – SERIAL OUTPUT
8 – Simultaneous one-way IR or serial output
I/O
RELAY OUTPUT
8 – Programmable digital/analog inputs & digital
outputs
COM (A through F)
8 – Normally open, isolated relays (MOV suppression)
6 – DB9 bidirectional serial ports (RS-232, -422, -485);
ports C - F are Cresnet Poll Accelerator ready
Power Requirements
100-240 VAC, 2.4 A, 50/60 Hz
Internal Universal Power Supply
Network Power Fuse Rating
4A, 250V (1¼” x ¼” Slow Blow Fuse Series)
50 watts (DC) available for Cresnet devices
Reset Buttons
HWR - Initiates system hardware reset
5
SWR – Program Restart / Program Bypass
LCD Display (PRO2 only)
Reverse mode (yellow on black) LCD backlight;
2 lines, up to 40 characters per line.
Environmental Temperature &
41° to 113°F (5° to 45°C)
Humidity
10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Dimensions & Weight
Height:
3.47 in (8.81 cm)
Width:
19.0 in (48.26 cm) – with ears
Depth:
9.69 in (24.61 cm)
Weight:
7.10 lb (3.22 kg) – AV2 with line cord
17.03 in (43.24 cm) – without ears
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8.00 lb (3.62 kg) – PRO2 with line cord
For more information on system memory usage, refer to “On-Board Memory” on page 13.
40 Mb/s parallel communications and supports current and enhanced Crestron control cards.
Optional Z-BUS Cards: Single port 10/100 Ethernet, Dual Port WAN-LAN-10/100 Ethernet, or
Dual Port WAN-LAN-10/100 Ethernet-USB
For more information on controls, ports, and indicators, see “Physical Description” on page 4.
Cresnet Accelerator increases effective network speed, fan-out, and device addresses by a factor of
8 for each Poll Accelerator added to the system.
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Physical Description
The AV2/PRO2 integrated control systems are housed in black enclosures with
labeling on the front and rear panels. The dimensions shown in the following
illustration apply to both units.
AV2/PRO2 Overall Dimensions
17.025 in
(43.24 cm)
9.688 in
(24.61 cm)
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3.469 in
(8.81 cm)
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Front and Rear Panels
The front panels of both units include a single RS-232 computer port, standard
LEDs, and two reset buttons. The PRO2 front panel also includes a two-line, 40character per line reverse LCD screen with menu function and selection buttons, and
an extended bank of LED indicators. With the exception of the front panel computer
port, all connections to the units are made through their rear panels.
The front panels of the AV2 and PRO2 are shown below.
AV2/PRO2 Front Panels
The rear panels of the units are shown below and on the next page. Both units
contain a single RS-232 computer port, six COM ports, eight one-way IR/serial
ports, eight I/O ports, eight relay ports, a standard 4-wire Cresnet interface
connector, and a memory expansion slot.
The Z-BUS slot of both units is shown populated with a C2ENET-2 Ethernet
Interface card. The AV2 is shown with the optional Y_BUS card cage installed-no
cards mounted; the PRO2 is shown with the Y-BUS slots fully populated.
AV2/PRO2 Rear Panels
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Rubber feet are supplied and can be attached to the base of the unit for stability and
to prevent slippage in shelf placement and stacking configurations. The unit may also
be rack mounted by attaching the supplied metal flanges (ears). Refer to “Rack
Mounting” on page 15 for details.
Ports
The ports provided on the front and rear panels of the AV2/PRO2 integrated control
systems are described below.
COM (A – F)
COM A
COM F
These six software programmable bidirectional serial ports are used for RS-232, RS422, or RS-485 communication with hardware and software handshaking. Speeds are
rated up to 115,200 bps. Ports C through F are Cresnet Poll Accelerator ready. 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. For more
information, refer to “Slot 4: C2I-COM6” on page 28.
NOTE: The pinout of each 9-pin port is non-standard (refer to the table after these
notes, titled "Non-Standard COM Pinout"); 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.
NOTE: Data Set Ready (DSR) and Data Terminal Ready (DTR) are not supported.
NOTE: To support RS-485, tie pin 1 (RXD-) to pin 9 (TXD-) and pin 4 (TXD+) to
pin 6 (RXD+) in the cable (refer to the table after this note, titled "COM Pinout to
RS-485 Bus".
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Non-Standard COM Pinout
PIN
DIRECTION
1*
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
To AV2 or PRO2
To AV2 or PRO2
From AV2 or PRO2
From AV2 or PRO2
To AV2 or PRO2
From AV2 or PRO2
To AV2 or PRO2
From AV2 or PRO2
DESCRIPTION
(RXD-) RS-422 Receive Data (Idles low)
(RXD) RS-232 Received Data
(TXD) RS-232 Transmitted Data
(TXD+) RS-422 Transmit Data (Idles high)
RS-232 and RS-422 Signal Common
(RXD+) RS-422 Receive Data (Idles high)
(RTS) RS-232 Request to Send
(CTS) RS-232 Clear to Send
(TXD-) RS-422 Transmit Data (Idles low)
Where: *= 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). RXDand TXD- should idle low (going high at start of data transmission). If necessary, RXD+/RXDand TXD+/TXD- may be swapped to maintain correct signal levels.
COM Pinout to RS-485 Bus
COM (DB9) CONNECTOR
RS-485 BUS
Tie Pins 1 & 9
Tie Pins 4 & 6
Pin 5
+
G
INFRARED – SERIAL OUTPUT
A
B
C
D
E
S G SGSGSG
F
G
H
S G SGSGSG
INFRARED - SERIAL OUTPUT
These connectors provide eight serial outputs for IR or serial interface. Each output
is labeled S (signal) and G (ground). Infrared output is rated up to 1.2 MHz, at data
rates up to 115K. Serial protocols include one-way RS-232. For detailed information,
refer to “Slot 5: C2I-IR8” on page 29.
NOTE: Transmission levels on the infrared – serial output connectors are in the 0 to
+5VDC range, which may not be compatible with all RS-232 devices.
I/O
On the rear panel there are eight software programmable analog and digital inputs as
well as digital outputs. Digital outputs offer 250mA sync from maximum 24 VDC;
catch diodes for use with "real world" loads. Digital inputs are rated 0 – 24 VDC,
20K ohms input impedance, logic threshold 1.25 VDC. Analog inputs are rated 0 –
10 VDC, protected to 24 VDC maximum, 20K ohms input impedance; pinprogrammable 2K ohms pullup resistor to +5V. For detailed information, refer to
“Slot 6: C2I-IO8” on page 29.
12 3 45 67 8G
S6 I/O
NOTE: Digital outputs are TTL values and may not work with devices requiring a
“dry” contact closure (e.g., low voltage motor controllers).
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RELAY OUTPUT
These connectors provide eight normally open, isolated relay contact groups. Each
relay contact closure is rated 1A, 30 VAC/DC; MOV arc suppression is provided
across contacts for use with "real world" loads. For detailed information, refer to
“Slot 7: C2I-RY8” on page 32.
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COMPUTER
These DB9F connectors (one on front panel and one on rear) are used when
programming with a PC. Each port is modem compatible. The modem and/or PC
program cable is not included.
FRONT PANEL
REAR PANEL
NET
24 Y Z G
24VDC 50W
NET
This connector (typical Crestron network port labeled 24 Y Z G) is used for
expansion to Cresnet devices. Depending on the expansion slot load, there is a 50 W
maximum load rating. Refer to "Network Wiring" on page 17 for details.
(Chassis Ground)
Use this chassis screw to connect the common ground of other system device(s)
common ground(s) to the AV2/PRO2.
100 240V 2.4A
50 60 Hz
100 – 240V ~ 2.4A 50/60 Hz (Power Supply)
This is an internal universal power supply connector. Use the supplied power cord to
connect to an AC outlet.
Indicators
The indicators provided on the front panel of the AV2/PRO2 integrated control
systems are described below.
PWR (Power)
This LED illuminates when the unit is connected to and receives power from an AC
outlet.
NET
This LED illuminates when the central processing unit is processing or
communicating with Cresnet devices.
ERR
This LED illuminates when an error condition is detected. This may be the result of
hardware or software failure, missing/wrong card placed in a slot, or a programming
error. To decipher content, examine the message available from the menu function
buttons or through Viewport.
NOTE: The LAN LEDs are active only if a single port or dual port Ethernet card
(which is field installed) occupies the Z-BUS slot.
LNK A, LNK B (LAN)
These LEDs illuminate when the Ethernet card has established a valid Ethernet
connection.
ACT A, ACT B (LAN)
These LEDs illuminate when there is communication (activity) at the respective port
on the Ethernet card.
NOTE: The LEDs described after this note appear only on the PRO2 configuration.
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RXD (COM A - F)
These LEDs illuminate during reception of data from serial devices attached to the
respective COM ports.
TXD (COM A - F)
These LEDs illuminate during transmission of data to serial devices attached to the
respective COM ports.
RTS (COM A - F)
These LEDs illuminate to reflect the state of the RTS pin on the respective COM
port. An illuminated LED means that the RTS line is high. If no handshaking is
specified, the RTS line will be high and therefore, the associated LED is also high.
When RTS flow control is enabled, RTS indicates the unit is ready to receive data
from serial devices attached to the respective COM ports.
CTS (COM A - F)
These LEDs illuminate to reflect the state of the CTS pin on the respective COM
port. An illuminated LED means that the CTS line is high. When CTS flow control is
enabled, CTS indicates the serial devices on the respective COM ports are ready to
accept data from the unit.
IR – SERIAL (A - H)
These LEDs illuminate during activity on the respective IR/SERIAL lines.
INPUT – OUTPUT (1 - 8)
These LEDs illuminate when the input voltage thresholds for the respective I/O ports
are exceeded or when the output is active.
RELAY (1 - 8)
These LEDs illuminate when the respective relay is closed.
SLOT (1 - 3)
These LEDs illuminate when an expansion card is inserted into the respective slots.
These LEDs extinguish momentarily when data is sent to the card or received from
the card.
Reset Buttons
Two buttons are provided on the front panel of the 2 Series integrated control
systems. Refer to the description of each below.
HW-R
Pressing this button initiates system hardware reset. (Same effect as disconnecting
and reconnecting power.)
SW-R
Pressing this button in combination with the HW-R button performs a system restart
without loading the program (refer to “Troubleshooting Communications” on page
21). Pressing it alone momentarily while the system is running restarts the program.
PRO2 LCD Screen
The front panel of the PRO2 incorporates a reverse mode (yellow on black) LCD
screen, shown below. The screen contains two lines with up to 40 characters per line;
it is used to extend features and gain access to the system including the SIMPL
program. To the right of the display are four menu selection buttons. These buttons
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permit the user to navigate through the menus and also to control the brightness of
the display backlight. Below the display are six menu function buttons. These
buttons offer extended features of the PRO2. For details, refer to "Programming the
LCD Screen (PRO2 only)" on page 34.
Main Menu
(Default LCD Display)
LCD Screen with Menu Selection and Menu Function Buttons
Menu Selection Buttons
MENU
This menu selection button functions as a return and will eventually bring the screen
display to the menu default state (Main Menu).
These buttons scroll the listed information UP and DOWN.
BKLT
This button adjusts the brightness of the LCD backlight and the front panel LEDs.
Menu Function Buttons
PANEL
NOTE: If the unit does not have a loaded program with front panel screens defined,
the PANEL menu function does not appear on the Main Menu.
This menu function button displays a programmable interface offering command
text, indirect text, and hierarchical screen structure. The menu contents are subject to
programming and an example of this display is provided in "Programming the LCD
Screen (PRO2 only)" on page 34.
INFO
This button displays the default Info Menu, shown after this paragraph. System
information, including the loaded SIMPL program version (Rems), hardware specs
such as types of expansion cards installed in the card slots (HWare), the Cresnet
devices detected (Net), the Ops version (Ops), and the communication settings
(Com), is displayed.
NOTE: The information within each of the commands displayed in the Info Menu
may exceed the 40 characters permitted per line. If this occurs, use the two rightmost menu function buttons to scroll left and right. Refer to the two arrows shown
beneath the Info Menu illustrated after this note for location and identification.
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Default Info Menu
MSG
This button displays a list (error log) of the most recent errors. Error messages may
be the result of hardware or software failure, hardware incompatibility with software
definitions, or a programming error. The following table lists and defines the four
types of error messages that may appear:
Error Message Types
TYPE
DEFINITION
Notice!
An event has occurred that is noteworthy, but will not affect program
operation.
Warning
An event has occurred that could affect program operation, but the
program can still run normally.
Error
An event has occurred that indicates that the program is not operating
as expected.
Fatal
An event has occurred that will prevent the program from running..
The top line of the LCD screen provides a single error message from the error log. In
the sample shown below, the message indicates that the system expects a card to be
inserted into slot 1. The bottom line of the LCD screen provides commands. The user
can use NEXT or PREV to scroll through the entire error log. Some messages may
be too long to be displayed across the top line of the LCD screen; use << and >> to
scroll left and right, respectively, or examine them through Viewport. Users may
wish to periodically save the error log to a file. This can be an invaluable aid in
troubleshooting problems with the control system. In Viewport, select Function | 2Series | Error Log | Save Error Log to File and follow the prompts.
The CLEAR button can to used to empty the error log and extinguish the ERR front
panel LED. A security message prompts the user to confirm the command.
NOTE: The up and down menu selection buttons to the right of the LCD screen
may be used in lieu of the NEXT and PREV menu function buttons.
MSG Submenu with Sample Message
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TIME
This menu can only be obtained by entering the correct access code. The default
access code is 1234. Use the Viewport (Functions | Set Front Panel Password
(CNX / 2-Series only)) to assign a unique access code.
The default Date/Time Menu, shown after this paragraph, permits alterations to the
current system date and time shown on the top line. Select either Date or Time to
open the respective submenu.
Default Date/Time Menu
The Date Set submenu, shown after this paragraph, permits alterations to the current
system date, shown on the top line. Use the Dn (down) and Up selection buttons for
month, day, and year decremental or incremental changes, respectively.
Date Set Submenu
The Time Set submenu, shown after this paragraph, permits alterations to the current
system time, shown on the top line. Use the Dn (down) and Up selection buttons for
hour and minute (Min) decremental or incremental changes, respectively. The
AM/PM selection button toggles between AM and PM.
Time Set Submenu
COM
This button allows the user to monitor the transmission and reception traffic on every
COM-type device and card that is active in the SIMPL Windows program that is
loaded into the 2-Series control system. This includes all devices connected via
Cresnet (e.g. ST-COM) and Ethernet (e.g. CEN-COM) as well as the built-in card
(slot 4) and cards inserted into the expansion slots (e.g. CNXCOM-2 and C2COM3). Serial transmission to IR ports can also be monitored. Refer to "COM Analyzer"
on page 41 for details.
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NOTE: Only COM-type devices and cards in the SIMPL Windows program that are
active (not commented out) are monitored.
On-Board Memory
The AV2 and PRO2 each have 36MB of built-in memory (non-volatile and volatile).
A total of 36MB is broken down as follows: 4MB flash (non-volatile), 32MB
DRAM (volatile), and 256KB NVRAM (non-volatile memory). Flash memory
contains the file system inside the 2-series control engine. NVRAM contains
information that is retained after loss of electrical power. Volatile memory is lost
after a power failure. Refer to the lists below for a breakdown of memory usage for
program-related information stored in the unit.
Internal Flash
The 4MB flash memory consists of approximately 1.5MB used for firmware, and
approximately 2.5MB available for SIMPL, SIMPL+, and Web pages. The files that
reside in flash conform to a flat directory structure. The following table presents the
structure of the overall file system.
File System Structure
TOP LEVEL SECONDARY LEVEL
\
DISPLAY
SYS
SETUP
HTML
SIMPL
SPLUS
USER
MAILBOX
CFx
DESCRIPTION
Root of the file system
Legacy directory used in ISYS panels to hold
display lists
Contains various system configuration files
NAT configuration Web pages
Web pages
Control system program files
Simpl+ module files
Used for user-defined files
Directory contains the user mailbox file
The mounting point for the compact flash files,
where x is the number of the compact flash slot
(0 = on board slot, i.e., \CF0 refers to the onboard slot)
Although the file system is case insensitive, the case is preserved to maintain file
checksums. The compact flash directory only appears when the compact flash is
inserted into the system. To reference files on the compact flash, prefix “\CFx\” to
any fully qualified path from the Windows environment. For example, if the file in
Windows is “\My Directory\My Subdirectory\My file.ext”, the complete 2-series
path for a file on the first Compact Flash slot (onboard) is:
“CF0\My Directory\My Subdirectory\My file.ext”
Non-volatile
1.
SIMPL+ Variables (Default if no options are specified, or using
"nonvolatile" qualifier or #DEFAULT_NONVOLATILE)
2.
Signals explicitly written to NVRAM* (by symbols such as Analog
RAM, Analog RAM from database, Serial RAM, Serial RAM from
database, Analog Non-volatile Ramp, Digital RAM, etc.)
*Commonly used for presets (volume/lighting/dial #s).
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NOTE: If you extract NVRAM values to a file (Viewport, File transfer | Save
NVRAM to File), to simplify restoring them in the event of file corruption or to
distribute to identical control systems, remember that NVRAM values are position
sensitive in the program. When saving the NVRAM is crucial to your application, it is
recommended to place all symbols and/or modules that use NVRAM at the beginning
of your program. When NVRAM (.nvr file) is re-installed, all the values should line up
with the program. If the program is modified, and logic that uses NVRAM is placed
before any symbols using NVRAM, the previously stored values will not line up and
your presets will have to be re-entered.
Volatile
1.
Digital, analog and serial signal values
2.
SIMPL+ Variables (if "volatile" qualifier is used, or
#DEFAULT_VOLATILE is used)
DRAM
DRAM is used by the operating system for dynamic storage of variables, signals and
other constructs used at runtime. The actual amount of DRAM used at any given
time depends on the particular program that is running, i.e., usage is variable, or
dynamic, during normal operation.
Expandable Memory (Compact Flash)
The onboard 36MB memory of the 2-Series integrated dual bus control system is
enhanced with a 4GB expansion slot that supports off-the-shelf Type II compact
flash memory and the IBM Microdrive hard drive. The slot is accessible on the rear
panel of the unit. Complete the procedures in the following subsections to install and
remove the memory cards. Power does not have to be disconnected to insert or
remove memory. Note that compact flash memory supports FAT32 file structure.
Memory Card Installation
1.
Loosen the screw that secures the memory slot cover located to the left
of the COMPUTER port on the rear panel.
2.
Pull on the screw to remove the screw and cover.
3.
Observe handling precautions of the memory card manufacturer and
insert into the open slot.
4.
Align and reposition cover over slot and tighten the screw.
Memory Card Removal
1.
Loosen the screw that secures the memory slot cover located to the left
of the COMPUTER port on the rear panel.
2.
Pull on the screw to remove the screw and cover.
3.
Press the eject button located on the extreme right of the slot.
4.
Observe handling precautions of the memory card manufacturer and
remove card from the slot.
5.
Align and reposition cover over slot and tighten the screw.
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Industry Compliance
As of the date of manufacture, this unit has been tested and found to comply with
specifications for CE marking and standards per EMC and Radiocommunications
Compliance Labelling (N11785).
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.
Setup
Rack Mounting
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:
The unit should be mounted at the bottom of the rack if it is the only unit in the
rack.
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 shelf placement
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).
Two “ears” are provided with the 2-Series integrated dual bus control system so that
the unit can be rack mounted. These ears must be installed prior to mounting.
Complete the procedure below to attach ears to the unit. The only tool required is a
#2 Phillips screwdriver.
1.
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There are 12 screws (#6-32 x 0.375" LG) that secure the sides of the
2-Series control system top cover. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver,
remove the three screws closest to the front panel from one side of the
unit.
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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
illustration after this step.
Ear Attachment for Rack Mounting (PRO2 shown in illustration)
FASTEN WITH THE SAME (3) COVER SCREWS
RIGHT SIDE VIEW OF PRO2 WITH
OPTIONAL RACK MOUNTING EARS INSTALLED
4.
Repeat procedure (steps 1 through 3) to attach remaining ear to
opposite side.
Bussing Strip Installation
The 2-Series integrated dual bus 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 position, and may be trimmed
to size for various applications or different devices. One strip is supplied for each
8-position terminal block.
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 on 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 strain
relieve the wires connected to the terminal block.
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Network Wiring
NOTE: When making wire connections, refer to the latest revision of the Cresnet
Network Interconnect Drawing (Doc. 5411). The document can be obtained from the
Downloads | Product Manuals section of the Crestron website (www. crestron.com).
CAUTION: Possible equipment damage if miswired.
CAUTION: Exceeding the power output (maximum 50W) of the 2-Series
integrated dual bus control system can result in system shutdown or a blown fuse.
NOTE: Do not power up system until all wiring is verified. Care should be taken to
ensure data (Y, Z) and power (24, G) connections are not crossed.
NOTE: For larger networks (i.e., greater than 28 network devices), it may be
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
desirable to add a hub/repeater after only 20 network devices.
NOTE: Each 2-Series integrated dual bus control system has one 4-pin network
connector. Use the following Crestron products to interconnect to other devices
within a network (some permit network testing):
- CNTBLOCK, Network Terminal Block
- CNHBLOCK, Multi-Type Network Distribution Block
- CNXHUB, Cresnet Hub/Repeater
- ST-CNB, SmarTouch/Cresnet Terminal Expander
When calculating the wire gauge for a particular network run, the length of the run
and the power factor of each network unit to be connected must be taken into
consideration. If network units are to be daisy-chained on the run, the power factor
of each network unit to be daisy-chained must be added together to determine the
power factor of the entire chain. The length of the run in feet and the power factor of
the run should be used in the following resistance equation to calculate the value on
the right side of the equation.
Resistance Equation
R < 40,000
L x PF
Where: R = Resistance (refer to table below).
L = Length of run (or chain) in feet.
PF = Power factor of entire run (or chain).
The required wire gauge should be chosen such that the resistance value is less than
the value calculated in the resistance equation. Refer to the table after this paragraph.
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Wire Gauge Values
RESISTANCE (R)
WIRE GAUGE
4
16
6
18
10
20
15
22
13
Doubled CAT5
8.7
Tripled CAT5
NOTE: All network 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.
NOTE: When daisy chaining network units, always twist the ends of the incoming
wire and outgoing wire that share a pin on the network connector. After twisting the
ends, tin the twisted connection with solder. Apply solder only to the ends of the
twisted wires. Avoid tinning too far up or the tinned end becomes brittle and breaks.
After tinning the twisted ends, insert the tinned connection into the network
connector and tighten the retaining screw. Repeat the procedure for the other three
network conductors.
Hardware Hookup
Refer to the hookup diagram on the next page and aside from attaching power last,
complete the connections in any order. Refer to "Network Wiring" on page 17 when
making network connections.
NOTE: To prevent overheating, do not operate this product in an area that exceeds
the environmental temperature range listed in the table of leading 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. Contact with thermal insulating materials should be avoided on all
sides of the unit.
NOTE: The maximum continuous current from equipment under any external load
conditions shall not exceed a current limit that is suitable for the minimum wire
gauge used in interconnecting cables. The ratings on the connecting unit's supply
input should be considered to prevent overloading the wiring.
NOTE: Since the plug on the power supply cord is used to disconnect power from
the unit, the socket-outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily
accessible.
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Hookup Connections for the 2-Series Integrated Dual Bus Control System
TO ANY
RS-232,
-422, OR
-485 DEVICE
TO
IRP2
OR
SERIAL
DEVICES
TO CONTROLLABLE
DEVICES
FROM DEVICE
OUTPUTS
- CONTACT CLOSURES
- SOLID STATE CLOSURES
TO SERIAL PORT
ON PC (ANOTHER
DB9 CONNECTOR
ON FRONT PANEL)
TO
CONTROLLABLE
DEVICES
TO ANY
CRESNET
OR STS
NETWORK
DEVICE
TO
OUTLET
(POWER
CORD
SUPPLIED)
Establishing Communication with the AV2/PRO2
Before uploading a program to the AV2/PRO2 or performing diagnostic functions,
you must connect the control system to the PC. This connection can be serial or (if
an optional Z-Bus card is installed) it can be TCP/IP.
Serial Connection
Connect the COMPUTER port on the control system to one of the COM ports
(usually COM 1) 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).
Open the Crestron Viewport and click Setup | Communication Settings to display
the “Port Settings” window. Then click RS-232 as the connection type.
The PC communication settings specified here should match the protocol that the
AV2/PRO2 expects. The settings are as follows:
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Port = COM 1 through COM 8. Select the correct COM port on the PC.
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Baud rate = 115200 (You can set the PC and the control system to a
different baud rate, by using the Functions | Set Baud Rate command.
•
Parity = None.
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Number of data bits = 8.
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Number of stop bits = 1.
•
Hardware handshaking (RTS/CTS) enabled.
•
Software handshaking (XON/XOFF) not enabled.
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“Port Settings” Window: Default PC Settings for RS-232 Communication with the
AV2/PRO2.
To verify communication, click Diagnostics | Establish Communications (Find
Rack). This should display a window that gives the COM port and baud rate.
TCP/IP Connection
Before you can communicate with the AV2/PRO2 over TCP/IP, you must use the
RS-232 connection just described to configure the unit’s TCP/IP settings. You must
also have an optional Z-Bus card installed in the control system.
1.
Open Viewport and click Functions | Set Control System IP Information.
2.
Enter the IP address, IP mask and default router in the text fields. All of
these terms are explained in detail in the Crestron e-Control Reference
Guide, Doc. 6052. The latest version is available as a PDF on the Crestron
website (www.Crestron.com).
3.
Click OK to set the new IP information.
Once you have assigned the IP settings, you can continue to communicate with the
AV2/PRO2 using the RS-232 connection, or you can establish a TCP/IP connection.
For TCP/IP, use CAT5 straight through cables with 8-pin RJ45 connectors to
connect the LAN port on the AV2/PRO2 and the LAN port on the PC to the Ethernet
hub. Alternatively, you can use a CAT5 crossover cable to connect the two LAN
ports directly, without using a hub. The following figure illustrates pinouts for
straight through and crossover RJ45 cables. Pins 4, 5, 7, and 8 are not used.
RJ45 Pinouts
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Once the cable connections are made, open the Crestron Viewport and click Setup |
Communication Settings on the menu to display the “Port Settings” window. Then
click TCP/IP as the connection type. Enter the IP address of the AV2/PRO2.
“Port Settings” Window
To verify communication, click Diagnostics | Establish Communications (Find
Rack). This should display a window that gives the IP address and port number.
Troubleshooting Communications
Use the following checklist if communication cannot be established with the
AV2/PRO2.
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1.
Verify that you are using the correct cables. As described previously,
an RS-232 connection requires a straight-through serial cable. That is,
pin 1 on one end is connected to pin 1 on the other end. Pin 2 connects
to pin 2, etc. With a TCP/IP connection, you must use a CAT5 cable
with 8-pin RJ45 connectors.
2.
With a serial connection, verify that the correct COM port on the PC
has been selected. Some computers have more than one COM port;
some may be internal (e.g., for a modem). Consult the manufacturer’s
documentation for further information about the COM ports on your
PC.
3.
Check the ERR LED indicator on the front panel of the AV2/PRO2. If
this LED is illuminated, unplug the unit and reapply power after a few
seconds. If the LED illuminates again, call Crestron customer service.
4.
With a serial connection, reset the control system as follows:
a.
Open Viewport and click Setup | Communications Settings to
display the “Port Settings” window. Choose RS-232 as the
connection type.
b.
Set the baud rate of the PC to 115200.
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Set the baud rate of the AV2/PRO2 control system to 115200, as
follows:
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Press and release the HWR button on the unit’s front panel.
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Press and hold the SWR button for approximately three to five
seconds. The Viewport console should display the following
message:
Viewport Message
d.
Release the SWR button.
If communication still cannot be established:
-
Remove power from the control system.
-
Press and hold the SWR button on the front panel of the
AV2/PRO2.
-
Reapply power to the control system.
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The Viewport console should display the message shown
above.
-
Release the SWR button.
e.
Select Set Baud Rate on the Viewport Functions menu (or press
F8) and choose any baud rate from the drop-down list. This will
attempt to establish a connection at the indicated baud rate. If the
connection is successful, both the PC and the control system will
be set to the new baud rate.
f.
Reinitialize the unit by recycling the power or pressing the HWR
button. If the connection is established, the Viewport console
should display some text and the <AV2> or <PRO2> prompt.
g.
If communication still cannot be established, contact Crestron
customer service.
Compiling and Uploading a Program to the Control
System
After you have completed your SIMPL Windows program you must compile and
upload the program to the control system.
To compile the program, simply click the Convert/Compile button
on the
SIMPL Windows toolbar, or select Project | Convert/Compile (you can also press
F12). A status bar will indicate the progress of the compile operation. After the
operation is complete, a window will display information about the program such as
the number and type of signals, and memory usage.
The compiled program will be stored as an SPZ file in the same directory as the
source file. There are a number of ways to upload an SPZ file to the control system.
1.
Immediately after compiling the program you have the option to transfer
the file to the control system.
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2.
Alternatively, click the Transfer button
on the SIMPL Windows
toolbar, or open Viewport and click File Transfer | Send Program.
3.
Click Browse, locate the SPZ file and click Open. This will display the
program's header information and enable one or both of the What to Send
check boxes. If the program does not contain any SIMPL+ modules only
the SIMPL Program check box will be enabled. If it does contain
SIMPL+ modules, then the SIMPL+ check box will also be enabled. Select
one or both check boxes and then click Send Program to begin the
transfer.
NOTE: Unlike X-Series processors, the 2-Series processor does not require a
permanent memory image. Also, the 2-Series adds the ability to automatically
retrieve the current program from the control system. Simply verify that the Retrieve
Current Program before overwriting check box is selected.
Choose where the program will be sent: Internal Flash or Compact Flash. (With
the Compact Flash option, if the Viewport does not detect a Compact Flash card, you
will be prompted to insert a card and retry the upload procedure.) The 2-Series
processor also provides the option to retrieve the current program from internal or
Compact Flash memory before overwriting it. Simply select the Retrieve Current
Program check box and specify the filename and directory.
The Retrieve Program command copies the current program from either internal or
Compact Flash to disk. If the Viewport detects a program in Compact Flash, the
following window will be displayed:
Retrieve Program Window
As shown above, click Yes to retrieve the program from Compact Flash, or No to
retrieve the program from internal memory. Click Cancel to cancel the operation.
When a program is uploaded, that program's filename is added to the New Program
drop-down list. This makes it convenient to reload frequently used programs, as they
can be selected from the list without need to browse to a directory. To delete the list,
click Clear History.
You can also click Check Program to display the header information of the
currently loaded program.
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“Send Program” Window
Another way to verify that the program has been transferred successfully is to select
Report Program Information on the Viewport Functions menu. Program
information is also displayed in the Viewport console whenever power is removed
and re-applied to the AV2/PRO2.
Uploading Web pages to the AV2/PRO2
The AV2/PRO2 provides a built-in Web server for e-Control applications. The
AV2/PRO2 allots 2.5 MB of memory for “user files” such as Web pages, mailbox,
and the compiled SPZ file. For detailed information, refer to “Uploading Web
Pages” in the Crestron e-Control Reference Guide, Doc. 6052. The latest version is
available as a PDF on the Crestron website (www.Crestron.com).
NOTE: If you have a Compact Flash reader/writer drive on your PC, you can load
HTML pages to a Compact Flash card using Windows Explorer or any other file
transfer method. When the card is inserted into the Memory Expansion slot of the
control system, the Web pages will be recognized as valid for e-Control so long as
they are located in a directory called HTML. (The HTML directory must also
include a configuration file called _config_ini_, which identifies the default page—
contact Crestron for further information.)
NOTE: For IP setup information, refer to the Operation & Installation Guide for the
2-Series Ethernet Interface Expansion Cards: C2ENET-1 & C2ENET-2, Doc. 5962.
The latest version is available as a PDF on the Crestron website
(www.Crestron.com).
Uploading Touchpanel Projects via the AV2/PRO2
You can use a connection to the AV2/PRO2 to upload VisionTools Pro-e projects to
any Cresnet touchpanel. Compiled projects for TPS panels are contained in VTZ
files; projects for all other touchpanels are contained in HEX files.
Before uploading, open Viewport and click Diagnostics | Report Network Devices
to verify that the touchpanel is being detected by the control system. (As with any
network device, touchpanels must be identified by unique hexadecimal network IDs.
These IDs are set in the SIMPL Windows program.)
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To upload a project:
1.
From VT Pro-e: Click the Project | Upload button
or click File | Upload Project.
on the toolbar,
From Viewport: Click File Transfer | Send Touchpanel or press
Alt+T.
2.
Select the network ID of the touchpanel, as set in SIMPL Windows,
from the drop-down list.
3.
Browse to the HEX or VTZ file to be uploaded. If the file is a HEX
file, click Open to begin the transfer.
If the file is a VTZ file, choose the pages to send to the TPS panel. The
choices are as follows:
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All Files in Project: sends the entire project.
-
Only Changed Files: sends only the files that are different
from those that are currently stored in the panel. Note that if
any pages in the panel are not present in the project, those
pages will be deleted from the panel.
-
Additional choices include Do not send graphic files and Do
not send sound files. These are often very large files that need
not be reloaded with every transfer.
Updating the Operating System
As with all 2-Series control systems, operating system files for the AV2/PRO2 have
a .cuz extension. You can obtain .cuz updates (when available) from the Software
Downloads section of the Crestron website. To download an update, click the .cuz
file and choose the Save to Disk option, then specify the directory where the update
will be stored.
NOTE: In some cases Microsoft's Internet Explorer may append a .zip extension to a
downloaded .cuz file. For example, a file called "C2-1008.cuz" may appear as "C21008.cuz.zip." If this happens, rename the file, removing the .zip extension.
To upload the new .cuz to the control system:
1.
Open Viewport and select File | Update Control System.
2.
Browse to the .cuz file and click Open to start the transfer.
3.
After the transfer is complete, the AV2/PRO2 will automatically reboot. To
confirm the transfer, click Diagnostics | Check Ops Version. The
Viewport console should display the new .cuz version number.
Running Programs From Compact Flash
On power-up or a hardware reset (HW-R), the control system first checks for a
program on compact flash and then internal flash. The console command
CFAUTORUN controls the actions of the control system when a compact flash is
inserted into a running system. If CFAUTORUN is enabled, when a compact flash
card is inserted or removed from the system, the system automatically performs a
program reset (SW-R) and the boot order described above is used to find the
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program to run. If CFAUTORUN is disabled, then the user must either press the
SW-R button on the front panel or issue a program reset through the Viewport to
switch programs.
Other Compact-Flash-Related Functions
In addition to the previous topics that are impacted by compact flash availability,
other Viewport command functions-including Erase Program, Erase Web Pages, and
Send Generic Files-permit you to choose between internal flash and compact flash
when selecting programs/files for processing.
A new SIMPL Windows command File | Copy Output to Compact Flash copies a
compiled SIMPL Windows program (SPZ) file) to a compact flash reader/writer on a
PC. Click Browse to locate the SPZ file; select the drive letter of the CF
reader/writer from the drop-down list. Click OK to copy the file.
Advanced Console Commands
The SIMPL Windows online help file provides a full listing of console commands
that are valid for 2-Series control systems. You can access the AV2/PRO2 console in
a variety of ways: via a serial connection (RS-232) with a PC, over Ethernet via the
LAN port, or through Telnet, among many other methods. It is also possible to issue
console commands through logic, by adding a Console symbol to the SIMPL
Windows program.
The Console symbol is only visible in the Symbol Library when “Special” is selected
as the Symbol Set. Click Edit | Preferences. In the Symbol Set area of the General
tab, select Special as shown below.
"SIMPL Windows Preferences" Window
Console commands are provided for advanced programmers. However, most
functions and commands can be selected from the various Viewport menus.
NOTE: For more information on console commands, refer to the 2-Series Console
Commands Reference Guide, (latest version of DOC. 6002) available from the
Downloads | Product Manuals section of the Crestron website (www.crestron.com).
Console Commands for Compact Flash
The following commands have been added to enable processing functions for
compact flash files/programs:
CFAUTORUN - Enable the program to autoboot from compact flash.
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CFPROJDIRS - Display a list of project directories on compact flash.
CFTRANSFER - Transfer a project to/from compact flash.
MAKEDIR - Create a file directory on compact flash.
REMOVEDIR - Remove a file directory on compact flash.
Console Commands That Work With Compact Flash
The following commands have been modified to enable processing functions for
compact flash files/programs:
CD - Permits changing to a directory on compact flash
DELETE - Enables deleting files from compact flash.
DIR - Permits listing files on compact flash.
FREE - If current directory is on compact flash, gives the amount of space
available on the compact flash. If internal, gives the amount left on
internal flash.
TYPE – Enables display of files residing on compact flash.
XGETFILE – Enables retrieving a file from compact flash.
XPUTFILE – Enables sending a file to compact flash.
Programming the AV2 and PRO2
You can create a program that allows you to control the AV2 or PRO2 control
system using the Crestron programming tools Crestron Application Builder™
(AppBuilder) and SIMPL™ Windows®. These tools are intended for users with
different levels of programming knowledge. The flexibility of each tool is
proportional to the degree of programming expertise (i.e., the more flexible, the more
a programmer needs to know and account for). Of course, one can initiate
programming using the easiest method (Crestron AppBuilder) and use advanced
techniques that are available from SIMPL Windows to customize the job.
Following are the minimum software requirements for the PC:
•
SIMPL Windows version 2.00 or later, with Library Update 145. (Compact
Flash functions require SIMPL Windows version 2.02.08 or higher.)
•
Crestron Database version 15.6.2 or later
•
(Optional) VisionTools Pro-e software for designing touchpanel pages
•
(Optional) Application Builder (also requires SIMPL+ Cross Compiler)
software for automatic residential and commercial programming
Programming with the Crestron AppBuilder
The easiest method of
programming, but does not
offer as much flexibility as
SIMPL Windows.
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The Crestron AppBuilder offers automatic programming for such residential and
commercial applications as audio distribution, home theater, video conferencing, and
lighting. The interface of this tool guides you through a few basic steps for
designating rooms and specifying the control system, touchpanels, devices, and
functionality. The Crestron AppBuilder then programs the system, including all
touchpanel projects and control system logic.
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The Crestron AppBuilder is fully integrated with Crestron's suite of software
development tools, including SIMPL Windows, VT Pro-e, Crestron Database, User
IR Database, and User Modules Directory. The Crestron AppBuilder accesses these
tools behind the scenes, enabling you to easily create robust systems.
Programming with SIMPL Windows
SIMPL Windows is Crestron’s graphical, Windows-based development tool for
programming control systems. The SIMPL Windows interface provides two
workspaces: the Configuration Manager, for configuring the control system,
touchpanels, and controlled network devices; and Program Manager, for designing
the logic and functionality of the control system.
In addition, you can use Crestron’s powerful Viewport utility to accomplish multiple
system tasks, such as uploading the program to the control system and performing
diagnostic functions. Together with the Crestron Database, these tools provide you
with the essential components you need to program the AV2/PRO2. Crestron
software is available on CD-ROM, or can be downloaded from the Crestron website
(www.crestron.com)—registration is required for downloading.
NOTE: The information in this section assumes that the reader has knowledge of
SIMPL Windows. If not, refer to the extensive help information provided with the
software.
AV2/PRO2 Device Library Symbols
In Configuration Manager, drag the AV2, AV2 with Card Cage, or PRO2 from the
Control Systems folder of the Device Library to System Views. The AV2 with Card
Cage and PRO2 symbols are identical; the AV2 does not provide the Y-Bus
expansion slots. Refer to the following illustration.
System Views of the AV2 (without optional card cage) and PRO2
Slot 1, 2, 3: Y-Bus Expansion Slots (Optional on AV2)
The 40Mb/s Y-BUS supports existing CNX control cards and permits adding
multiple IR, serial communications, and/or relay ports to the control system.
Slot 4: C2I-COM6
The AV2 and PRO2 provide six serial COM ports (A through F) that enable RS-232,
RS-422, and RS-485 communication.
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Each port has a built-in serial driver with communication settings that must be
specified in Configuration Manager: double-click a COM port to open the “Device
Settings” window, and then click the Serial Settings tab. These settings define the
protocol that a controlled serial device expects, and include the baud rate, parity, and
the number of data bits and stop bits. In addition, a device might require hardware or
software handshaking, which controls the flow of data between two devices. The
exact protocol will be described in the manufacturer's documentation.
The Crestron database includes numerous serial devices, with default logic and preconfigured communication settings that are compatible with the ports on the COM
card. Simply drag the serial device from the Crestron Database folder to one of the
ports on the COM card and click Yes when prompted to replace the built-in serial
driver for that port. In most cases, the default logic should be loaded as well.
In Program Manager, the C2I-COM6 symbol contains no signals; to program a serial
driver expand the C2I-COM6 card by clicking the plus sign in Program View. Then
drag the desired serial driver to Detail View. (Alternatively, you can double-click the
symbol.)
NOTE: By default, RTS idles high and the LED will remain active/illuminated.
Slot 5: C2I-IR8
The AV2 and PRO2 provide 8 output ports (A through H) that enable serial
communication in a variety of formats, including infrared and one-way RS-232. Of
course, different devices may require additional receiving equipment, cables,
adapters, etc.
To add an IR device to the system, drag the device driver from the Crestron or User
IR Database to a C2I-IR8 port.
To add an RS-232 device, drag the C2IR one-way serial driver from the Serial
Drivers folder to a C2I-IR8 port. Alternatively, you can double-click a C2I-IR8 port
and select the C2IR one-way serial driver (or right-click and select Add Item from
the submenu).
Next, double-click the serial driver to specify the communication settings that are
required by the device. These settings define the protocol that the controlled serial
device expects, and include the speed of data transmission (baud rate), error
checking (parity), and the number of data bits and stop bits. The exact protocol will
be described in the manufacturer's documentation.
NOTE: The C2IR serial driver, being one way, does not provide hardware or
software handshaking.
In Program Manager, the C2I-IR8 symbol contains no signals; to program an IR
device or serial driver, expand the C2I-IR8 card by clicking the plus sign in Program
View. Then drag the symbol to Detail View. (Alternatively, double-click the symbol.)
Slot 6: C2I-IO8
The AV2 and PRO2 provide eight I/O ports called Versiports, each of which can
function as a digital input, a digital output, or an analog input. Each Versiport has a
corresponding pullup resistor.
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In Program Manager, drag the C2I-IO8 symbol from Program View to Detail View.
The symbol contains the following signals, arranged here according to mode:
Signals
Digital output mode
•
8 digitals: <o1> through <o8>
Digital input mode
•
8 digitals: <i1> through <i8>
Analog input mode
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8 analogs: <i1> through <i8>
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For each analog, one corresponding minimum change value:
<MinChange1> through <MinChange8>
All Versiport modes
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For each Versiport, one corresponding pullup resistor: <pu-disable1>
through <pu-disable8>
Defining a signal puts the signal into the corresponding mode. For example, defining
the analog input <i1> configures that Versiport as an analog input. A Versiport can
only operate in one mode. That is, if you define <o1> you should not also define
<i1>.
Description
Internal configuration of a Versiport
Digital Output Mode
When a Versiport is operating in digital output mode, the output pin will be shorted
to ground on the rising edge of the corresponding <o> signal (switch S1-B in the
Versiport diagram will be closed). When <o> goes low, the output pin is driven to a
value of +5V (switch S1-B is open).
Driving the corresponding <pu-disable> signal high can modify this behavior. This is
not recommended, though, since it will cause the output pin to float when <o> goes
low.
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Example 1 (recommended):
The <pu-disable1> signal is driven low or left undefined. When <o1> goes
low, Versiport 1 is at +5V. When <o1> goes high, Versiport 1 is shorted to
ground.
Example 2 (not recommended):
The <pu-disable1> signal is driven high. When <o1> goes low, Versiport
1 is floating. When <o1> goes high, Versiport 1 is shorted to ground.
Digital Input Mode
When a Versiport is operating in digital input mode, the corresponding <i> signal
will go high whenever the C2I-IO8 detects that the Versiport is shorted to ground
(threshold < +2.5V).
NOTE: Here, as with digital output mode, the corresponding pullup resistor should
be enabled. That is, <pu-disable> should be given the signal name 0 or left
undefined; otherwise the input will always read as logic low.
Example 3:
When Versiport 3 is shorted to ground, <i3> will go high. When Versiport 3
is not shorted to ground, <i3> will go low (so long as <pu-disable> equals
0 or is undefined).
Analog Input Mode
In analog input mode, the Versiport is typically tied to a resistive load (such as a
humidity sensor) or a voltage source (both can be represented by box "A" in the
Versiport diagram).
When a resistive load is tied to a Versiport, the corresponding pullup resistor must be
enabled (again, this means that <pu-disable> should be given the signal name 0 or
left undefined). This creates a voltage divider and provides a varying voltage level,
based on the current resistance of the sensor for the C2I-IO8 to read.
Example 4:
A resistive humidity sensor is tied to Versiport 1 (and <pu-disable1> is low
or undefined). <i1> will assume the corresponding analog value.
When a voltage source is tied to a Versiport, the corresponding pullup resistor should
be disabled (the only case where the default setting should be overridden). This
allows the C2I-IO8 to read the value of the voltage source directly.
Example 5:
A voltage source is tied to Versiport 1 and <pu-disable1> is given the
signal name 1. <i1> will assume the corresponding analog value (ranging
from 0 to 65535, or 0 to +10V on the input pin).
The C2I-IO8 does not propagate all changes in the analog values of its Versiports,
since this can lead to undesirable results if the input source is not clean or has jitter.
Rather, the <MinChange> signals should be used to specify a "minimum change"
value, such that the C2I-IO8 will not propagate the new value until it changes by
<MinChange>. (The default minimum change value is 2048.)
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Example 6:
A voltage source is placed on Versiport 1 and <MinChange1> is set to 10
via an Analog Initialize symbol. The value of <i1> will not be propagated
until it changes by at least 10. If the current value is 500, then a new value
will not be reported until it changes to 510 or 490.
Slot 7: C2I-RY8
The C2I-RY8 provides eight isolated relays for controlling low voltage contact
closure devices such as drapes, screens and lifts.
In Program Manager, drag the C2I-RY8 symbol from Program View to Detail View.
The symbol contains the following signals:
Signals
•
8 relays: <A1> through <A8>
When a signal goes high, the corresponding relay closes for as long as the signal
remains high. When the signal goes low, the relay opens. If a signal is undefined, the
relay is open.
Slot 8: C2Z Card Slot
The 300Mb/s Z-BUS enables the addition of 10/100 Ethernet applications. To
prepare for communicating with other devices via the Z-BUS port using a C2ENET
-1 or -2 card, you must set up an IP table to identify the IP address and port ID for
each of those devices. For detailed information, refer to “Creating an IP Table” in the
Crestron e-Control Reference Guide, Doc. 6052. The latest version is available as a
PDF on the Crestron website (www.Crestron.com).
Slot 9: C2Net-Device
The C2Net-Device slot enables the AV2 and PRO2 to control up to 252 Cresnet
devices. Each Cresnet device is assigned a unique identifier called a Net ID, which is
a hexadecimal value ranging from 03 to FE.
To view the list of supported devices, expand the control system in the bottom pane
of System Views and double-click the C2Net-Device slot, or right-click and select
Add Item from the submenu. Supported devices include network control modules,
lighting modules and a variety of Crestron wired touchpanels.
To add a device to the system expand the C2 Net-Device slot and double-click the
desired Net ID, or right click and select Add Item from the submenu. Then select the
device you want to add. Alternatively, you can drag the device from the Cresnet
Modules folder onto the Net ID.
In Program Manager, the C2Net-Device symbol contains no signals; to program a
controlled Cresnet device, expand the C2Net-Device symbol in Program View. Then
drag the device to Detail View.
Converting Programs and Modules Created for other
Systems
A useful feature of SIMPL Windows is that you can convert a program created for
another type of control system, simply by changing the target to an AV2/PRO2.
To do this you first open the program, and then replace the existing control system
with the AV2/PRO2. That is, drag the AV2/PRO2 from the Control Systems folder
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onto the existing control system in System Views, and click Yes when prompted to
confirm the replacement.
If the program contains SIMPL+ or User modules, the conversion might generate
error messages. This is because modules and programs often contain symbols with
“ambiguous” signals. For example, the inputs of the Serial to Analog symbol can be
defined as either analog or serial. Although X-Series processors support ambiguous
signals, the 2-Series processor requires all signal types to be strictly defined.
If the program you want to convert contains SIMPL+ or User modules, Crestron
recommends that you first convert each module before converting the larger
program. In this way, the compiler can resolve any ambiguous signals in the modules
and minimize errors when the larger program is converted.
Converting SIMPL+ Modules
1.
Open the SIMPL+ module you want to convert.
2.
Choose the 2-Series processor as the target by clicking the toolbar
button, as shown in the following illustration.
SIMPL+ Toolbar
NOTE: You can select both X and 2-Series as the targets, so that the module will work
for both control system types. However, you will be limited to SIMPL+ keywords and
functions that are supported on both systems. If you do not choose a target, then the
module may or may not work, depending on the constructs that are used.
3.
Save and compile the module by clicking the Save and Compile
toolbar button; alternatively, click Save and Compile on the Build
menu (or press F12).
Converting User Modules
1.
Open the User module you want to convert.
2.
Click Project | Edit Program Header.
3.
Click 2-Series in the Target Control System Classes list box.
You can select other types of control systems as well, but then you will be
limited to symbols that are supported by all of these platforms. The module
may still work on unselected control systems so long as unsupported
symbols are not used. Selecting a control system means that you are
requiring the module to work there.
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“Module Header Information” Window
After you convert each module in a program, you can convert the program as
described previously: drag the AV2/PRO2 onto the existing control system in System
Views and click Yes to confirm the replacement.
For further information about compile-time errors and detailed explanations about
working with modules, refer to the SIMPL Windows online help file.
Programming the LCD Screen (PRO2 only)
The PRO2 LCD screen is preprogrammed with a certain level of diagnostic, testing,
and network device information. Assuming the PRO2 is connected to a PC running
SIMPL Windows, an LCD screen programming utility (Front Panel Editor) enables a
programmer to program multi-level pages under the PANEL (left-most, function)
button on the LCD screen.
Front Panel Editor
The LCD screen on a PRO2 has different pages that are defined by the programmer.
Menu function buttons are assigned to different pages or objects. The LCD screen
has a 2x40 character display with six-programmable buttons.
In Front Panel Editor, pages are designed and added to the panel. An example of the
default page is shown after this paragraph. Each front page is one display (2x40
characters) and can have as many objects as the physical size of the display allows
(objects can not overlap). The top line of the panel is used for informative object
displays, such as headings, indirect text, bar graphs, and time/date displays. The
bottom line of the panel is for objects that are accessed by the six menu function
buttons below the display. The buttons only access the page or object whose field is
directly over the button. Objects added to the bottom line of the display can have
page jumps or logic programming in SIMPL Windows that cause specific events to
occur. These objects are initiated by pressing the function button that is associated
with it.
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Default Front Panel Page
Creating a Page with Front Panel Editor
NOTE: The creation of a front panel page is discussed in this section. For more
details, consult the SIMPL Windows help file. Search for Front Panel Editor.
Assume that a page, as shown after this paragraph, is required. The concept of such
an application is that the user can then choose a given device and then, from a lowerlevel page, control one or more transport functions of the device.
Example of a Front Panel Page
Adding Top-Level Pages and Objects
Use SIMPL Windows and access the Front Panel Editor by selecting Project | Edit
Front Panel. Click on the Add button and enter a new name for the new page. For
this example, use “Menu1 – Choose Device” as the name.
Double click on the front panel (green display area) to open the “Edit Panel Object”
window. This example requires that headings be added to the page, so choose Text
Object from the Object Type area. In the Inactive Text field, enter “Choose device”
and click OK. The object is displayed on the panel. Click on and drag the object to
its desired location on the panel, top row.
Add additional objects (VCR, DVD, CD, Lights, and Volume) to the page by double
clicking in the display area where the object is to appear. Repeat the procedure in the
previous paragraph; place objects over the appropriate menu function button.
NOTE: Objects on a screen can be copied and pasted for ease of design (using
SIMPL Windows v2.00 or later).
Adding Lower-Level Pages and Objects
Lower-level pages can be added for each of the objects on the bottom row of the
page just created. For the purpose of this example, one lower-level page is added for
the VCR object. Simply click on the Add button and enter a new name for the new
page. For this example, use “Menu2 – VCR Control” as the name.
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Return to the “Menu1 – Choose Device” and double click on the VCR object. The
“Edit Panel Object” window appears. From the Page Jump field, select “Menu2 –
VCR Control”, as shown after this paragraph, and click OK. Select the Simulate
check box to make the Front Panel Editor simulate an actual PRO2 front panel. Click
on the VCR function button to enable the simulated page jump. The display clears,
because “Menu2 – VCR Control” has been named, but no objects have been added
yet.
Selecting a Page Jump from the "Edit Panel Object" Window
An example VCR Control page, as shown after this paragraph, has a text object that
appears as a header on the top row of the display and objects that are control
functions assigned to each function button. Objects in the bottom row are shown in
the inactive state (none of the buttons are being pressed).
Example VCR Control Page
Use the “Edit Panel Object” window to add objects to this page. Double click on the
first object (play). From the Digital Channel field in the “Edit Panel Object”
window, scroll down to or enter “1”. In the Active Text field, enter “PLAY” as the
button’s active text. Therefore, when the menu function button associated with
digital channel 1 (the VCR button) is pressed, the active text is displayed as a visual
cue that the button is pressed. Repeat the procedure for each of the other menu
function buttons in the “Menu2 – VCR Control” page, except choose a unique
Digital Channel and assign the proper control function for each button.
NOTE: Digital channels are also referred to as “join numbers”. Join numbers are
numeric identifiers assigned to an object or button. It is necessary to identify objects
so the input/output signals of the SIMPL program can be named and routed properly.
Digital channels for an object on a page are assigned from the Digital Channel field
on the "Edit Panel Object" window.
NOTE: Pages on the Front Panel Editor can be assigned a join number to facilitate
controlled page jumps. Use the “Front Panel Editor" window, as shown after this
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note, to assign the join number. In the Page Channel area of this window, a specific
number can be assigned or with the appropriate button assign the next or highest
available.
Asserting the digital signal for a particular page join number (fb*** on the SIMPL
Window symbol) results in a jump to that page. When the system is on a page with a
join number, the digital signal corresponding to that join number is asserted for as
long as the system is on that page (press *** on the SIMPL Windows symbol).
In this note, *** is used to denote a wildcard.
"Front Panel Editor" Window
Front Panel Symbol
A powerful tool to assist programmers in naming and routing signals for the LCD
screen is the Synchronize Signals command. While the panel appears on the PC
screen, select Panel | Synchronize Signal Names to automatically name all the input
and output signals for the front panel in the SIMPL Windows program. To confirm
the assignment and display the signal names, double click on Slot-10: C2I-PRO2LCDPANEL Pro2 Front Panel, which is available from the Central Control Modules
folder in the Program View of SIMPL Windows’ Program Manager. The symbol
appears in Detail View, as shown after this paragraph.
Front Panel Symbol Displayed in SIMPL Windows’ Detail View of Programming Manager
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Object Types
The sample discussed in the previous sections utilizes only one of the object types
available from the “Edit Panel Object” window, shown below. These object types are
not new to Crestron programmers; the same types are available in VisionTools™ Pro-e.
Object Type Area in the “Edit Panel Object” Window
Problem Solving
Problems may occur with the 2-Series integrated dual bus control system itself or
there may be serial communication difficulties with other devices connected to the
control system. The next two sections address possible problem solving tools or
procedures for each.
Possible Problems with the Control System
Troubleshooting the Control System
The table on the next page provides corrective action for possible trouble situations.
If further assistance is required, please contact a Crestron customer service
representative.
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TROUBLE
POSSIBLE
CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Unexpected
response from
control system.
Network devices are not
communicating to the
control system.
From the Viewport, poll the network (F4) to
verify communication.
PWR LED does
not illuminate.
Control system is not
receiving power.
Verify that supplied power cord is properly
attached to control system and the other end is
securely plugged into an outlet.
ERR LED
illuminates.
Hardware or software
failure, hardware
incompatibility with
software definitions, or
programming error.
Verify that hardware configuration matches
software configuration (i.e., card is in proper
slot as defined by program). If using PRO2,
depress MSG button on front panel for specific
error. Use Viewport to display the error log.
Compilation error
RLCMCVT166 &
RLCMCVT177.
Poor analog versus serial Confirm proper signal definition in the program.
signal definition in the
SIMPL Windows program.
System locks up.
Various.
A/V system device IRP2 or serial port not
does not respond. placed properly.
Hold down SW-R button on control system
front panel to bypass program and
communicate directly with processor. Refer to
"Troubleshooting Communications" for more
details. Refer also to the "Troubleshooting NonFunctioning Units" procedures following this
table.
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 miswired.
Verify that serial cable is wired correctly for RS232, 422, 485.
Troubleshooting Non-Functioning Units
Perform the following procedures to correct system lock-up problems that are not
resolved via the procedures in “Troubleshooting Communications” on page 21.
1.
Connect a DB9 straight-through RS232 cable between the AV/PRO2 and a
PC. Refer to “Establishing Communication with the AV2/PRO2” on page
19 for more information.
2.
Open Viewport and select Setup | Communication Settings to open the
“Port Settings” window.
3.
In the window, select RS-232 (Connection Type), 57600 (Baud Rate), N
(Parity), 8 (Data Bits) and 1 (Stop Bits) and click OK.
4.
Power down the AV2/PRO2.
5.
While powering up the AV2/PRO2, press and hold ALT and K on the
keyboard until the following text (or similar) appears in Viewport:
System Monitor [v1.001 (0001)]
12-19-01 16:25:23 32 MB RAM, 4MB FLASH
CS>
NOTE: After this, you can increase the baud rate to 115200 (for faster
communication) by pressing F8 on the keyboard and then selecting 115200 from the
“Set Baud Rate” window.
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At the Viewport prompt, type erase and press Enter. The following text
appears in Viewport.
CS>erase
->25%->50%->75%->100%
Done
CS>
7.
Press ALT and O (not zero) on the keyboard. The “Open” window appears.
8.
Find and select the correct firmware file (.CUZ) and click Open.
9.
Once “Completed Successfully” appears in Viewport, type quit at the
Viewport prompt and press Enter.
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 SIMPL™ Windows
help file and use the index to search for "Network Analyzer".
Battery Replacement
A Lithium battery is used to power the system clock within the 2-Series integrated
dual bus control system. 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.
Serial Communication Difficulties with Other
Devices Connected to the Control System
Passthrough Mode
Passthrough mode allows data to pass directly from the COMPUTER port to the
selected COM port on a Cresnet or Ethernet device (such as ST-COM or CENCOM), effectively “passing through” the control system. This makes it possible to
determine if the communication problem is in the control system or in the device
itself. While passthrough mode is running, the program currently in memory is
suspended and will not execute. When passthrough mode is exited, the program
resumes operation. The TX and RX LEDs for the given port illuminate when in
passthrough mode.
Entering passthrough mode for one of the internal COM ports reinitializes it, which
clears the data for that port. The COM analyzer also functions while the unit is in
passthrough mode.
Passthrough mode is accessed from the Crestron Viewport by selecting Functions |
Enter Passthrough Mode (CNX / 2-Series only). The window, shown after this
paragraph, is used to select the port configuration for passthrough mode. For more
information, refer to the Viewport Help files.
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“Passthrough Mode” Window
COM Analyzer
NOTE: Only COM-type devices and cards in the SIMPL Windows program that are
active (not commented out) are monitored.
Depressing the COM menu function button from the front panel Main Menu (default
front panel page) displays a listing of all devices and cards that can be monitored.
The listing follows the same order as the system tree in Configuration Manager. The
top line of the LCD screen provides the COM-type device or card and its port. In the
sample shown below, the first active port in the system is the built-in card, port A.
The bottom line of the LCD screen provides commands. The user can SELECT the
COM port shown on the top line or use NEXT or PREV (appears after scrolling
down from the top of the list) to scroll through the entire list of all devices and cards
that can be monitored.
Sample of COM-Type Device or Card Listing
NOTE: The PREV command only appears after advancing past the first COM-type
device or card in the list.
NOTE: The up and down menu selection buttons to the right of the LCD screen
may be used in lieu of the NEXT and PREV menu function buttons.
The data transmitted and received when communicating with another device can be
monitored in three formats. Depressing the SELECT menu function button displays
the Format Type screen, shown after this paragraph. Select the BIN, ASCII, or HEX
menu function button to determine the appropriate format.
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Select Format Type Screen
Once the BIN, ASCII, or HEX menu function button is selected, the display
provides the T/R Screen. The Data Menu in the CNX Series control system
contained a RESET and REFRESH menu function button. These buttons are not
necessary for the PRO2, because the data is always 'live'. A buffer constantly records
and recycles the data. The buffer is empty when the COM port is first selected and
remains empty until data is transmitted or received.
When the port is active, data information races across the T/R Screen; a sample is
shown after this paragraph. The transmission and reception traffic is displayed in
alternating sequence to facilitate diagnostics. Depressing any of the six-menu
function buttons 'freezes' the data information. The up and down menu selection
buttons to the right of the LCD screen may be used to advance or reverse the frozen
data. Compare the data to expected manufacturer's protocol for the communicating
device.
NOTE: Data in the 'freeze' state is denoted by a lower case letter (f) in front on the
T and R in the T/R/Screen.
NOTE: Any of the six-menu function buttons toggles the 'freeze' state.
NOTE: The buffer recycles data even when in the 'freeze' state. When the screen is
unfrozen, the display jumps to the end of the buffer.
T/R Screen with Frozen Sample
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Further Inquiries
If after reviewing this Operations Guide for the AV2 & PRO2, you cannot locate
specific information or have questions, please take advantage of Crestron's award
winning customer service team in your area. Dial one of the following numbers.
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In the US and Canada, call Crestron's corporate headquarters at
1-888-CRESTRON [1-888-273-7876].
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In Europe, call Crestron International at +32-15-50-99-50.
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In Asia, call Crestron Asia at +852-2341-2016.
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In Latin America, call Crestron Latin America at +5255-5093-2160.
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In Australia and New Zealand, call Crestron Pacific at
+613-9480-2999.
Firmware Upgrades
To take advantage of all the AV2 and PRO2 features, it is important that the unit
contains the latest firmware available. Therefore, please check our website
(http://www.crestron.com/downloads/software_updates.asp) for the latest version of
firmware. Not every product has a firmware upgrade, but as Crestron improves
functions, adds new features, and extends the capabilities of our products, firmware
upgrades are posted. For questions regarding upgrade procedures, contact Crestron
customer service.
Future Updates
As Crestron improves functions, adds new features, and extends the capabilities of
the 2-Series integrated dual bus control system, 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 (www.crestron.com) periodically for manual update
availability and its subjective value. Updates are available from the Downloads |
Product Manuals section and 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
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DRIVE, ROCKLEIGH, NEW JERSEY 07647, WITHIN 30 DAYS OF PAYMENT.
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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
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If this software requires payment for a license, you may make one backup copy of the Software, provided Your backup copy
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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
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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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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
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same.
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or conceal any trademark or proprietary notice of Crestron from the Software including any back-up copy.
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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.
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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
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authorized agents.
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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 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, Cresskill, 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 supercedes 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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Tel: 888.CRESTRON
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www.crestron.com
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