Crestron CPU2 Specifications
Crestron RACK2
2-Series Card Cage System
Operations Guide
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Crestron RACK2
2-Series Card Cage System
Contents
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Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1
Features and Functions ................................................................................................ 1
Physical Description.................................................................................................... 4
On-Board Memory .................................................................................................... 16
Expandable Memory (Compact Flash)...................................................................... 17
Industry Compliance ................................................................................................. 18
Setup ........................................................................................................................................ 18
Rack Mounting .......................................................................................................... 18
Network Wiring......................................................................................................... 19
Hardware Hookup ..................................................................................................... 20
Establishing Communication with the RACK2......................................................... 21
Troubleshooting Communications ............................................................................ 23
Compiling and Uploading a Program to the Control System .................................... 25
Uploading Web Pages to the RACK2 ....................................................................... 26
Uploading Touchpanel Projects via the RACK2....................................................... 27
Updating the Operating System................................................................................. 27
Running Programs From Compact Flash .................................................................. 28
Other Compact-Flash-Related Functions .................................................................. 28
Advanced Console Commands.................................................................................. 28
Programming ........................................................................................................................... 29
Programming with the Crestron AppBuilder............................................................. 30
Programming with SIMPL Windows ........................................................................ 30
Programming the LCD Screen .................................................................................. 34
Problem Solving ...................................................................................................................... 39
Possible Problems with the Control System.............................................................. 39
Serial Communication Difficulties with Other Devices Connected to the Control
System ....................................................................................................................... 41
Further Inquiries ........................................................................................................ 44
Firmware Upgrades ................................................................................................... 44
Future Updates .......................................................................................................... 44
Software License Agreement................................................................................................... 45
Return and Warranty Policies .................................................................................................. 47
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service ...................................................................... 47
CRESTRON Limited Warranty................................................................................. 47
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2-Series Card Cage System
2-Series Card Cage System:
RACK2
Introduction
Features and Functions
The RACK2 is an integral part of the Crestron® 2-Series generation of control
system technology featuring the newest series of Ethernet/LAN compatible control
systems. The RACK2 is a modular “card cage” control system that includes the
CPU2 (central processing unit) and the NET2 (Cresnet® communications hub). The
RACK2 offers the ultimate in flexibility and customization. Sixteen expansion cards
may be added to the RACK2. The variety of available 2-Series and X-Generation
expansion cards provides a very high degree of functionality; therefore making this
type of system suitable for relatively large systems. The RACK2 requires an external
power supply (CNPWS-75 not included).
Functional Summary
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Powered by 2-Series control engine.
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36 MB of internal memory.
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4 GB expansion slot for Type II compact flash and IBM Microdrive® hard
disk drive.
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A multifunction LCD screen (which can be programmed as a local panel
interface) displays front panel diagnostics, system errors, and monitors
expansion slots.
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RS-232 computer connection (with front and rear ports) for processor
communication.
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One Cresnet port on CPU2 (supplies power to the RACK2).
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Built-in Cresnet Hub Expander, eight connectors – 100% compatible with
all existing network devices and touchpanels.
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Supports SIMPL Windows & SIMPL+® program applications.
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Four Z-Bus expansion slots and twelve Y-Bus expansion slots.
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Rack mountable, ears included.
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The RACK2 is a completely new solution-driven control technology that is also a
network information control system. With its exclusive solutions card frame and
built-in Cresnet expander hub (NET2), it's the highly configurable solution for even
the most sophisticated A/V applications like media help desks, command and control
centers, distance learning, and head ends. At the heart of the RACK2 is the
breakthrough 2-Series Control Engine, based on the hot new 257 MIPS, 32-bit
Motorola ColdFire® processor. Onboard 34MB 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, for 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 allows the ultimate
in control card custom configuration, and also allows you to upgrade to new, higher
performance expansion cards while still using your existing cards and software
programs. The 40Mb/s Y-Bus supports up to 12, X-Generation and 2-Series control
cards in its solutions card frame and serves as the pipeline for IR, serial
communications and relays.
NOTE: The X-Generation CNXCOM-2 card is not supported.
The 300Mb/s Z-Bus is designed to support up to four super high-speed expansion
cards. Optional Z-Bus cards include: C2ENET-1: Single Port 10/100 BaseT
Ethernet, or C2ENET-2: Dual Port WAN-LAN-10/100 BaseT Ethernet. Future
support will include: USB, USBII, FireWire, or disc drive array. The dual port
Ethernet card has a built-in firewall, which delivers the ultimate in security with onboard Network Address Translator (NAT) and router functions. It supports dynamic
and static IP addressing and full duplex TCP/IP and UDP/IP, and offers a WAN port
for Internet and corporate-wide communications and a LAN port for room and A/V
private network use. The built-in web server provides the ultimate in help desk
functions, and uses memory storage on a compact flash card for remote access and
control.
The built-in eight-port Cresnet expander hub (NET2) serves as a repeater, splitter
and wiring block. It allows the connection of hundreds of additional controlled
devices and extended network cabling runs.
The 2-Series real-time operating system is vastly upgraded, yet compatible with
existing Crestron software and programming. A key feature is the new Crestron
Compiler, which allows any existing Crestron SIMPL Windows control program to
be easily recompiled for the 2-Series. The real-time, preemptive multi-tasking/multithreaded operating system offers a FAT32 file system with long file names for easy
and open file management. And the enhanced SIMPL+® instruction set is also fully
compatible with existing Crestron SIMPL Windows and SIMPL+ programs.
With its blinding speed, massive memory and revolutionary Dual Bus architecture,
the RACK2 is built from the ground up for high performance, secure Internet
communications and dynamic expansion capabilities. Designed for reliability and
reinforced by Crestron's True Blue Customer Support, it is part of the complete
Crestron line of advanced solutions for audio/video/Internet distribution and control.
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Specifications
The following table provides a summary of RACK2 specifications.
Specifications of the RACK2
SPECIFICATION
DETAILS
®
CPU (CPU2 card included)
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
®
Type II Compact Flash or IBM Microdrive
1
Expansion Slots (16 Slots)
Z-BUS
1 Ethernet Expansion Card Slot
(plus 3 future Ethernet expansion slots)
Y-BUS
12 Expansion Card Slots
Ports/Connectors
NET (CPU2)
1 – Cresnet 4-wire interface (Expandable via Cresnet
Poll Accelerator)
COMPUTER (CPU2 and RACK2)
2 – DB9F PC interface (front and rear panel access)
Hub (NET2 card included)
8 – Net connectors A through H
PWR (NET2)
2 – Power connectors for hub
Power Requirements
24 VDC supplied from an external power supply (not
included). Total load factor for the RACK2 with CPU
2
and NET2 is 12 watts
Requires CNPWS-75 (not included)
Reset Buttons
HWR - Initiates system hardware reset
SWR – Program Restart / Program Bypass
LCD Screen
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)
Environmental Humidity
10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Dimensions & Weight
Height:
7.0 in (17.78 cm)
Width:
19.0 in (48.26 cm) – with ears
Depth:
8.50 in (21.60 cm)
17.03 in (43.24 cm) – without ears
3
1
2
3
Weight:
9.50 lb (4.32 kg)
Refer to “On-Board Memory” on page 16.
NOTE: The total load factor of the RACK2 depends on the components of the control system. Add
the power requirements of the RACK2 (which includes the CPU2 and NET2) plus the combined
requirements of all expansion cards. Do not exceed 75 watts for total load factor of a single RACK2.
Listed weight is for RACK2 with CPU2 and NET2 (no other expansion cards installed).
NOTE: RACK2 requires the NET2 and CPU2 cards to always be present.
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Physical Description
The RACK2 is housed in a black enclosure with silk-screened labels on the front
panel. On the front panel are:
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A single RS-232 computer port (in parallel with the port on the rear panel)
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Standard LEDs: PWR, NET and ERR
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Local Area Network LEDs: LAN A and B LNK and ACT
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Interface Control Card Slot LEDs: 1 through 16
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Two reset buttons
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A reverse (green characters on a black background) LCD screen with menu
function and selection buttons
RACK2 Front View
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The rear panel provides 16 open expansion card slots and contains the CPU2
processor and the NET2 Cresnet Hub interface.
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One Cresnet connector (on CPU2).
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A single RS-232 computer port (in parallel with the port on the front panel).
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Memory expansion slot (on CPU2).
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Two banks of four Cresnet network mini connectors (A through H) with
LED activity indicators (on NET2).
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Two mini power supply connectors with LED power indicators (on NET2).
RACK2 Rear View (Shown with optional Z-Bus and Y-Bus cards installed)
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RACK2 Physical View – Front
6.97 in.
(17.70 cm)
17.28 in.
(43.89 cm)
RACK2 Physical View – Side
8.50 in.
(21.59 cm)
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RACK2 Physical View – Rear
Memory Expansion Slot
MEMORY
EXPANSION
Slot 1
Slot 3
Z Bus
Slot 2
Y Bus
Slot 4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Four rubber feet (supplied) can be affixed to the bottom of the RACK2 to provide
stability and to prevent slippage when mounted on a flat surface. The unit may also
be rack mounted by attaching metal flanges, known as ears (supplied), to each end.
Expansion Slots
The 16 open card cage slots accept 2-Series and most X-Generation expansion cards.
Slots 1 through 4 accept Ethernet Z-Bus cards, either the C2ENET-1 or C2ENET-2.
These are network interface cards that connect the 2-Series control system to the
Ethernet network. Each of the following cards provides 254 IP IDs for Ethernet
devices.
NOTE: Even though four slots are available, only ONE C2ENET card may be
installed in slot 1. The remaining three slots (2, 3, and 4) are for future expansion.
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The C2ENET-1 card provides one LAN port with an RJ-45 connector for
connecting to the Ethernet network.
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The C2ENET-2 card provides two LAN ports and a network address
translator. This allows a private sub-network to be created within a larger
LAN. Here the LAN A side of the C2ENET-2 card has one public IP
address that is visible to the larger network, while the LAN B side consists
of private IP addresses not visible to the larger network. In this way, the
sub-network of controlled Ethernet devices can be configured without need
to obtain multiple IP addresses from a network administrator or ISP.
Slots 5 through 16 accept X-Generation and 2-Series Y-Bus cards.
NOTE: The X-Generation CNXCOM-2 card is not supported.
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RACK2 Ports
There is only one port on the front panel of RACK2, labeled COMPUTER. All of the
other ports are on the rear side.
COMPUTER
C
O
M
P
U
T
E
R
COMPUTER
FRONT PANEL
REAR PANEL
These 9-pin DB9 female connectors (one on the front panel and one on the rear panel
in the CPU2 section) are used when programming the RACK2 with a PC. A standard
DB9 female (PC end) to DB9 male (RACK2 end) straight-through serial cable (not
supplied) is used to communicate with either COMPUTER port. The ports are
electrically connected and are modem compatible. The modem cable is not included.
NOTE: For RS-232, pins 2, 3, 5, 7, and 8 are wired straight through. Data Set
Ready (DSR) and Data Terminal Ready (DTR) are not supported.
Standard DB9 Pin Assignments
PIN #
ABBREVIATION
DESCRIPTION
1
DCD
Data Carrier
Detect
2
RD
Receive Data
3
TD
Transmit Data
4
DTR
Data Terminal
Ready
5
SG
Signal Ground
6
DSR
Data Set Ready
7
RTS
Request To Send
8
CTS
Clear To Send
9
Ring
Ring Indicator
Male DB9 Connector
1
2
6
3
7
4
8
5
9
Female DB9 Connector
5
4
9
3
8
2
7
1
6
NET
NET
24
Y
Z
G
The master Cresnet port on the back of CPU2 is a 4-wire male connector (typical
Crestron network port labeled 24 Y Z G), and is used for expansion to Cresnet
peripherals and to supply Cresnet (power and control) to the NET2 Cresnet
communications hub.
Refer to the NET2 explanation that follows.
Refer to “Network Wiring” on page 19 for additional Cresnet wiring details.
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NET2
E
24 Y Z G
C
24 Y Z G
F
G
24 Y Z G
24 Y Z G
D
24 Y Z G
H
24 Y Z G
INT
B
24 Y Z G
G
A
24 Y Z G
EXT
The NET2 eight 4-pin mini-Cresnet ports, arranged in two rows of four, comprise
the Cresnet hub. The Y and Z data lines of all eight ports are wired in parallel to a
common packet switching device on the NET2 card. Each group of four connectors
(A through D and E through H) is powered by their respective 3-pin mini power
connector (PWR) located to the right of each row of connectors.
P
W
R
NOTE: Do not operate RACK2 when NET2 is not installed.
The RACK2 system offers a great deal of data and power connection flexibility.
Control Connections
NET
24 Y Z G
CPU
A
24 Y Z G
B
C
24 Y Z G 24 Y Z G
E
24 Y Z G
F
24 Y Z G
D
24 Y Z G
G
INT
EXT
You may choose to control the NET2 hub using the CPU2 or you may use an
external control system. Twisted pair wire is recommended for hookup.
P
W
G
H
24 Y Z G 24 Y Z G R
2
NET
2
NET
24 Y Z G
CPU
A
24 Y Z G
B
C
24 Y Z G 24 Y Z G
E
24 Y Z G
F
24 Y Z G
D
24 Y Z G
G
INT
EXT
External Y and Z Connection (G is common)
for Hub Control by CPU2
P
W
G
H
R
24 Y Z G 24 Y Z G
2
NET
2
External Y, Z and G Connection for
Hub Control by Another Controller
NET
24 Y Z G
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Power Connections
Power from the 24 VDC pin of the NET connector on the CPU2 is internally wired
to the INT terminal (24 VDC) of each PWR mini connector.
The G (ground) terminal of the CPU2 NET terminal is internally common to all hub
connectors and the CPU2.
The EXT terminal of the PWR mini connector on the NET2 hub is internally wired
to the 24 VDC terminals of the mini-Cresnet connectors in each group of four hub
ports.
To supply power to the NET2 hub using a CNPWS-75 power supply connected to
the NET terminal on CPU2, a jumper is required (supplied) from the INT terminal to
the EXT terminal.
Power Connection for the Hub using a CNPWS-75 Connected to CPU2
NET
24 Y Z G
GND
24 VDC
CPU
B
C
24 Y Z G 24 Y Z G
E
24 Y Z G
F
24 Y Z G
D
24 Y Z G
G
H
24 Y Z G 24 Y Z G
G
INT
EXT
A
24 Y Z G
P
W
R
2
All Grounds are Common
From Cresnet
Power Supply
CNPWS-75
NET
2
Jumper Required from INT to EXT
to Apply 24 VDC to each group of
four hub connectors
If the power needed for a hub segment exceeds the power available from the power
supply (75 watts, max.) connected to the CPU2, remove the jumper from the 3-pin
mini connector to disconnect the internal power supply, then connect the (Crestron
24 VDC - regulated power supply) 24 VDC to the EXT terminal and ground to the G
terminal.
NOTE: If a device or a Cresnet network connected to a hub segment has its own
power source, do not make any connection to the applicable POWER port. Although
equipment damage is unlikely, Crestron does not recommend applying two power
sources to the same circuit.
Depending on the power requirements, you can connect additional power supplies in
the following manner.
•
An additional power supply for one group of four hub connectors (using the
CPU2 power for the other group of four hub mini-connectors)
•
An additional power supply for each group of hub connectors
(disconnecting the CPU2 power supply from NET2)
Refer to the following diagram.
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Example of External Power Connections for the NET2 Hub – Using an Additional Power
Supply for a Group of Four Mini Hub Connectors
B
C
24 Y Z G 24 Y Z G
D
24 Y Z G
NET
24 Y Z G
E
24 Y Z G
F
24 Y Z G
G
H
24 Y Z G 24 Y Z G
G
INT
EXT
A
24 Y Z G
P
W
R
2
2
NET
From Cresnet
Power Supply
CNPWS-75
24 VDC
Remove Jumper and Connect External
Power Supply 24 VDC to EXT and
Ground to G
GND
GND
24 VDC
CPU
From Cresnet
Power Supply
CNPWS-75
Reset Buttons
Two reset buttons are provided on the front panel of the RACK2.
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
23). Pressing it alone momentarily while the system is running restarts the program.
RACK2 Indicators
There are 23 LED indicators on the front panel of the RACK2 and 10 LED indicators
on the rear panel.
PWR
This LED illuminates when the RACK2 receives power from the external power
supply (sold separately).
NET
This LED illuminates when the CPU is processing data or communicating with
system hardware. Examples include: a button pressed at the local or a network panel,
data being sent out of either serial port.
ERR
This LED illuminates when one or more error conditions are detected by CPU2. This
may be the result of hardware or software failure, hardware incompatibility with
software definitions, a programming error, or a connectivity problem.
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To display a list (error log) refer to “MSG” on page 13. The LED extinguishes after
the last message has been read.
NOTE: The LAN LEDs are active only if a single port or dual port Ethernet card
(which is field installed) occupies a 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.
INTERFACE CONTROL CARD SLOT (1 – 16)
These LEDs illuminate when an expansion card is present in a respective slot. The
LEDs blink when the card is active.
Hub Indicators
The LEDs located to the left of each hub connector indicates activity. The two power
(PWR) connectors also have LEDs to indicate when power is applied from the CPU2
or another source.
RACK2 LCD Screen and Buttons
The front panel of the RACK2 incorporates a reverse mode (yellow on black) LCD
screen, as shown in the following illustration. 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 screen there are four menu
selection buttons. These buttons permit the user to navigate through the menus and
also to control the backlight brightness of the screen. Below the screen there are six
menu function buttons. These buttons offer extended features of the RACK2. Refer
to “Programming the LCD Screen” on page 34 for details.
Default LCD Screen with Menu Selection and Menu Function Buttons
MENU
Menu Selection Buttons
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.
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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" on page 34.
INFO
This button displays a default Info Menu, shown in the following figure. 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.
While the COM menu is displayed, press the
change the system baud rate.
or
menu selection buttons to
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.
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.
NOTE: Loss of power may cause the error log to clear.
The following table lists and defines the four types of error messages that may
appear.
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Error Message Types
TYPE
DEFINITION
Notice!
An event has occurred that is noteworthy, but may 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 (refer to the
following note for a definition of 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 | 2-Series | 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.
NOTE: Currently, the Crestron Viewport is available as a pull-down command from
SIMPL Windows and Crestron VisionTools® Pro-e (Tools | Viewport) and as a
standalone application. The Viewport utility performs multiple system tasks,
primarily via an RS-232 or TCP/IP connection between the control system and a PC.
It is used to observe system processes, upload new operating systems and firmware,
change system and network parameters, and communicate with network device
consoles and touchpanels, among many other tasks. Viewport can also function as a
terminal emulator for generic file transfer. All of these functions are accessed
through the commands and options in the Viewport menus.
MSG Submenu with Sample Message
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) to
assign a unique access code.
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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 a
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) and cards inserted into the
expansion slots (e.g. C2COM-3). Serial transmission to IR ports can also be
monitored. Refer to "COM Analyzer" on page 42 for details.
NOTE: Only COM-type devices and cards in the SIMPL Windows program that are
active (not commented out) are monitored.
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On-Board Memory
The CPU2 has 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
\
DESCRIPTION
Root of the file system
DISPLAY
SYS
SETUP
Legacy/Unused
Contain various system configuration
files
Directory used to hold setup files
HTML
Web pages
SIMPL
Control system program files
SPLUS
SIMPL+ module files\
USER
User defined files
MAILBOX
CFØ
\CFØ\DISPLAY
\nvram
User mailbox file
The mounting point for the compact flash
files.
Directory used to hold display files
The mounting point for NVRAM disk files
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 the “\CFØ\”
to any fully qualified path from the Windows environment. For example, if the file in
Windows is “\MyDirectory\MySubdirectory\MyFile.ext”, the complete 2-Series path
for a file on the first Compact Flash slot (onboard) is:
“\CFØ\MyDirectory\MySubdirectory\MyFile.ext”
You do not have to create subdirectories for general files; you can put them in the
root of the Compact flash (\CFØ).
The only time subdirectories are required is when putting bootable projects on the
Compact Flash (\CF0\SIMPL, \CF0\SPLUS), but SIMPL Windows takes care of that
for you when you do the File | Copy to CF function. SIMPL Windows makes the
appropriate subdirectories. The same is true when you put web pages on the
Compact Flash. The tools create the appropriate directories.
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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).
3. Portions of the NVRAM may be set aside for implementing an
“NVRAM Disk”. This can be used to provide file system access from
SIMPL+.
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 new logic that uses NVRAM is
placed before any older symbols using NVRAM, the previously stored values will not
line up and your presets will have to be re-entered.
NOTE: The new NVRAMDISK command (available in CUZ files later than 3.030),
will fail unless it can determine the amount of NVRAM used by the program, to ensure
that the NVRAM is not overwritten. Programs compiled in SIMPL Windows version
2.04.11 or later can provide this information. In the event of a failure of the
NVRAMDISK command, ensure that your program has been recompiled in an
appropriate version of SIMPL Windows and reloaded.
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.
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Memory Card Installation
1.
Loosen the screw that secures the memory slot cover located 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 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.
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, you must 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.
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NOTE: If rack mounting is not required, rubber feet are provided for tabletop
mounting or stacking. On the underside of the unit, apply two of the feet at the rear
corners and the remaining two approximately one inch from the front corners.
NOTE: Reliable grounding 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).
NOTE: For proper ventilation, allow four rack spaces when mounting.
Two “rack ears” are provided with the RACK2 so that the unit can be rack mounted.
These ears must be installed prior to mounting. Complete the procedure below to
attach ears to RACK2 using a Phillips screwdriver.
1.
At the left-front side of the unit, position a rack ear so that its drilled
holes align with the four unused holes and secure the ear with four
supplied #6-32 screws, as shown below.
Ear Attachment for Rack Mounting
SECURE WITH
FOUR #6-32 SCREWS
PER EAR (SUPPLIED)
2.
Repeat step 1 of this procedure to attach the remaining ear to the rightfront side.
Network Wiring
CAUTION: Possible equipment damage if miswired.
NOTE: When installing network wiring, refer to the latest revision of the wiring
diagram(s) appropriate to your specific system configuration, available from the
Downloads | Product Manuals | Wiring Diagrams section of the Crestron website
(www.crestron.com).
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.
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.
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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.
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 following hookup diagram. Aside from connecting power last, complete
the connections in any order. The serial cable to the PC may be attached to the DB9
connector of CPU2 on the rear panel or to the DB9 connector on the RACK2 front
panel. Use the front panel or rear panel connector for setup and programming.
CAUTION: To prevent overheating, do not operate this product in an area that
exceeds the recommended ambient temperature of 113°F (45°C). 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.
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Hookup Connections for RACK2
Optional Network Power
Supplies or Internal
Connection
From Power Supply and To Cresnet Hub
To PC (Optional, for setup only)
Compact Flash Memory
To Network
NET
24 Y Z G
COMPUTER
MEMORY
EXPANSION
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
P
W
R
2
CPU
NET
2
Slot 1 Ethernet Card
Future Use
Slot 2
2-Series and X-Generation Cards
(CNXCOM-2 not supported)
Slot 3
Slot 4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Establishing Communication with the RACK2
Before uploading a program 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
NOTE: For laptops and other PCs without a built-in RS-232 port, Crestron
recommends the use of PCMCIA cards, rather than USB-to-serial adapters. If a
USB-to-serial adapter must be used, Crestron has tested the following devices with
good results:
Belkin (large model) F5U103
I/O Gear GUC232A
Keyspan USA-19QW
Other models, even from the same manufacturer, may not yield the same results.
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
RACK2 expects. The settings are as follows:
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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).
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Parity = None.
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Number of data bits = 8.
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Number of stop bits = 1.
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Hardware handshaking (RTS/CTS) enabled.
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Software handshaking (XON/XOFF) not enabled.
“Port Settings” Window: Default PC Settings for RS-232 Communication with the RACK2.
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 RACK2 over TCP/IP, you must use the RS232 connection just described to configure the unit’s TCP/IP settings. You must also
have one optional Ethernet card (C2ENET-1 or C2ENET-2) installed in Z-Bus slot 1.
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
RACK2 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 RACK2 and the LAN port on the PC to the Ethernet
hub. Alternatively, you can use a CAT5 crossover cable to connect the two LAN
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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
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 RACK2.
“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
RACK2.
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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;
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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 RACK2. 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.
c.
Set the baud rate of the RACK2 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
RACK2>
Control Console
Changing to default Comm Specs. 115200 N81 RTS/CTS
Switch to new settings. . .
Bypassing Program Load!!!!
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Release the SWR button.
If communication still cannot be established:
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Remove power from the control system.
-
Press and hold the SWR button on the front panel of the
RACK2.
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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 <RACK2> prompt.
g.
If communication still cannot be established, contact Crestron
customer service.
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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.
2.
on the SIMPL Windows
Alternatively, click the Transfer button
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+ program(s) check box will also be enabled.
Select one or both check boxes and then click Send Program to begin the
transfer.
NOTE: Unlike X-Generation 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.
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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.
“Send Program” Window
Another way to verify that the program has been transferred successfully is to select
Report Program Information on the Viewport Diagnostics menu. Program
information is also displayed in the Viewport console whenever power is removed
and re-applied to the RACK2.
Uploading Web Pages to the RACK2
NOTE: The Crestron default web host port is 80. Port 80 requires port 41794 to
communicate to the SIMPL program.
The RACK2 provides a built-in Web server for e-Control applications. The RACK2
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).
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Uploading Touchpanel Projects via the RACK2
You can use a connection to the RACK2 to upload Crestron VisionTools® Pro-e (VT
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.)
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.
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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 RACK2 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:
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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 RACK2 will automatically reboot. To
confirm the transfer, click Diagnostics | Check Ops Version. The
Viewport console should display the new .cuz version number.
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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
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 RACK2 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 in the following illustration.
"SIMPL Windows Preferences" Window
Console commands are provided for advanced programmers. However, most
functions and commands can be selected from the various Viewport menus.
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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.
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
You create a control program for the RACK2 using Crestron programming tools
Crestron Application Builder™ (AppBuilder) and SIMPL Windows. You can begin
programming using the easiest method (Crestron AppBuilder) and use the advanced
techniques available in SIMPL Windows to customize your project. The flexibility
of each of these tools is proportional to the degree of programming expertise (i.e.,
greater flexibility requires more knowledge).
Following are the minimum software requirements for the PC:
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SIMPL Windows version 2.04.11 or later, with Library Update 225 (also
requires SIMPL+ Cross Compiler).
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Crestron Database version 15.9.6 or later.
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(Optional) Crestron VisionTools Pro-e software for designing touchpanel
pages.
•
(Optional) Crestron Application Builder version 1.1.8 software for
automatic residential and commercial programming.
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Programming with the Crestron AppBuilder
The easiest method of
programming, but does not
offer as much flexibility as
SIMPL Windows.
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.
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 RACK2. Crestron software
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.
RACK2 Device Library Symbols
In Configuration Manager, drag the RACK2 from the Control Systems folder of the
Device Library to System Views. Refer to the following illustration.
System Views of the RACK2
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Slots 1 through 4: C2Z Card Slots
The Z-Bus slots enable the addition of 10/100 Ethernet applications.
NOTE: Currently, only one C2ENET card is allowed in slot 1. Other Z-Bus cards
will be available in the future.
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).
Slots 5 through 16: C2Y Card Slots
The Y-Bus slots support existing CNX and 2-Series control cards (except the
X-Generation CNXCOM-2 card) and permits adding multiple IR, serial
communications, and/or relay ports to the control system.
Slot 17: C2I-RACK2-HUB
This slot is a representation of the Cresnet Hub Card NET2. No programming is
required.
Slot 18: C2Net-Device
The C2Net-Device slot enables the RACK2 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.
Slot 19: C-2I-RACK2-LCDPANEL RACK2 Front Panel
The front panel symbol has digital analog and serial inputs and digital button press
outputs to allow the user to program the logic for the built-in LCD panel.
•
Button presses: <press1> through <press999>
•
For each button press, one corresponding digital feedback signal <fb1>
through <fb999>
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Analog feedback: <an_fb1> through <an_fb256>
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Serials: <text-o1> through <text-o127>
The C2I Front Panel symbol programs the push buttons and LCD display on the
front panel of the RACK2 control system. The symbol detail is similar to that of a
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standard touchpanel, except that the C2I Front Panel is designed using the SIMPL
Windows Front Panel Editor rather than the VT Pro-e software.
Like VT Pro-e, the Front Panel Editor provides a number of programmable objects
such as the buttons, gauges and text. Pages are also programmable.
Programmable objects are assigned join numbers that identify digital, analog and
serial inputs and outputs to the C2I Front Panel. When the front panel design is
finished and all join numbers have been assigned to programmable objects, the join
numbers then have to be mapped to inputs and outputs on the C2I Front Panel
symbol detail.
SIMPL Windows provides an option to automatically define the C2I Front Panel
symbol detail: simply click Synchronize Signals Names on the Panel menu of the
Front Panel Editor.
Front Panel Symbol Displayed in SIMPL Windows - Detail View of Programming Manager
Front Panel Status (Dual Ethernet + Brightness)
The Front Panel Status (Dual Ethernet + Brightness) symbol is a device extender for
the C2I Front Panel slot of 2-Series control systems. It is available only to control
systems that accept the C2ENET-2 Ethernet card and which provide standard 2Series error logging capabilities.
The Front Panel Status (Dual Ethernet + Brightness) symbol reports the status of the
LAN A and LAN B LEDs on the front panel of the control system; that is, when an
LED is on, the corresponding <Link> output goes high. When the LED is off, that
<Link> output goes low.
Similarly, the <Err_LED> output goes high when the Error LED is on.
The Front Panel Status (Dual Ethernet + Brightness) symbol can also control the
brightness of the LCD display, where <Bright_1> sets the brightness to the lowest
setting and <Bright_4> sets it to the highest setting. Another way to change the
brightness is to press the BKLT push button on the front panel itself.
The <Bright_FB> outputs report the current brightness setting.
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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 a RACK2.
To do this you first open the program, and then replace the existing control system
with the RACK2. That is, drag the RACK2 from the Control Systems folder 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-Generation 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 RACK2 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
The RACK2 LCD screen is preprogrammed with a certain level of diagnostic,
testing, and network device information. Assuming the RACK2 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 RACK2 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 screen (2x40
characters) and can have as many objects as the physical size of the screen 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 screen. The buttons only access the page or object whose field is
directly over the button. Objects added to the bottom line of the screen 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 screen 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 screen 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 RACK2 front panel.
Click on the VCR function button to enable the simulated page jump. The screen
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 screen 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-19: C2I-RACK2LCDPANEL RACK2 Front Panel, which is available from the Central Control
Modules folder in the Program View of the SIMPL Windows Program Manager. The
symbol appears in Detail View, as shown after this paragraph.
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Front Panel Symbol Displayed in SIMPL Windows’ Detail View of Programming Manager
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 VT Pro-e.
Object Type Area in the “Edit Panel Object” Window
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Problem Solving
Problems may occur with the RACK2 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 following table provides corrective action for possible trouble situations. If
further assistance is required, please contact a Crestron customer service
representative.
RACK2 System Troubleshooting
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.
Verify adequate Cresnet power.
Verify no shorts in wiring.
Verify that no two Net Devices have the
same Net ID.
PWR LED
does not
illuminate.
Control system is not
receiving power.
If power is supplied through Cresnet
cabling, ensure that the cable is
securely plugged into the NET
connector.
Verify adequate Cresnet power.
Verify no shorts in wiring.
Verify that no two Net Devices have the
same Net ID.
ERR LED
illuminates.
Hardware or software
failure, hardware
incompatibility with
software definitions, or
programming error.
Verify that the hardware configuration
matches software configuration. Poll the
network (F4) from the Viewport; check
error log for SIMPL, SIMPL+ program
reload errors.
Verify adequate Cresnet power.
Verify no shorts in wiring.
Verify that no two Net Devices have the
same Net ID.
Compilation
Error
RLCMCVT166
&
RLCMCVT177
Poor analog versus serial
signal definition in the
SIMPL Windows program.
Confirm properly defined signal
definition in the program.
Verify adequate Cresnet power.
Verify no shorts in wiring.
Verify that no two Net Devices have the
same Net ID.
System locks
up.
Various.
Press front panel SW-R and HW-R
buttons at the same time to bypass
program and communicate directly with
processor (refer to “Troubleshooting
Communications” on page 23).
Verify adequate Cresnet power.
Verify no shorts in wiring.
Verify that no two Net Devices have the
same Net ID.
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RACK2 System Troubleshooting (continued)
TROUBLE
POSSIBLE
CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
System does
not function.
Incorrect power supply.
Use a Crestron power supply.
A/V system
device does
not respond.
IRP2 or serial port not
placed properly.
Verify placement of IRP2 (Hold
phosphor card under IRP2 while
pressing button) and tighten serial
cables.
Used wrong IR/Serial port.
Verify that proper IR or serial port is
defined.
Serial cable miswired.
Verify that serial cable is wired correctly
for RS-232.
(Depends on
which cards
are installed)
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 23.
1.
Connect a DB9 straight-through RS232 cable between the RACK2 and a
PC. Refer to “Establishing Communication with the RACK2” on page 21
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 RACK2.
5.
While powering up the RACK2, 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.
6.
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.
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Network Analyzer
To assist with troubleshooting, this 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 CPU2. 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 the following caution
statement.
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.
CPU2 and NET2 Replacement
Refer to the latest version of Crestron CPU2 Rack2 Processor Card Installation
Guide (Doc. 5961) for CPU2 replacement information.
Refer to the latest version of Crestron NET2 Cresnet Hub Card Installation Guide
(Doc. 5960) for NET2 replacement information.
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. 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, you cannot locate specific information or
have questions, please take advantage of Crestron's award winning customer service
team by calling:
•
In the US and Canada, call Crestron’s corporate headquarters at
1-888-CRESTRON [1-888-273-7876].
•
In Europe, call Crestron International at +32-15-50-99-50.
•
In Asia, call Crestron Asia at +852-2341-2016.
•
In Latin America, call Crestron Latin America at +5255-5093-2160.
•
In Australia and New Zealand, call Crestron Pacific at
+613-9480-2999.
Firmware Upgrades
To take advantage of all the RACK2 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 RACK2, 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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that You perform using the Software or Host Application is done entirely at Your own risk.
The Software is licensed and not sold. Crestron retains ownership of the Software and all copies of the Software and
reserves all rights not expressly granted in writing.
OTHER LIMITATIONS
You must be an Authorized Dealer of Crestron products or a Crestron Authorized Independent Programmer to install or use
the Software. If Your status as a Crestron Authorized Dealer or Crestron Authorized Independent Programmer is terminated, Your
license is also terminated.
You may not rent, lease, lend, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer or assign any interest in or to the Software.
You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the Software.
You agree that the Software will not be shipped, transferred or exported into any country or used in any manner prohibited
by the United States Export Administration Act or any other export laws, restrictions or regulations (“Export Laws”). By downloading
or installing the Software You (a) are certifying that You are not a national of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria or
any country to which the United States embargoes goods (b) are certifying that You are not otherwise prohibited from receiving the
Software and (c) You agree to comply with the Export Laws.
If any part of this Agreement is found void and unenforceable, it will not affect the validity of the balance of the Agreement,
which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. This Agreement may only be modified by a writing signed by an
authorized officer of Crestron. Updates may be licensed to You by Crestron with additional or different terms. This is the entire
agreement between Crestron and You relating to the Software and it supersedes any prior representations, discussions, undertakings,
communications or advertising relating to the Software. The failure of either party to enforce any right or take any action in the event
of a breach hereunder shall constitute a waiver unless expressly acknowledged and set forth in writing by the party alleged to have
provided such waiver.
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If You are a business or organization, You agree that upon request from Crestron or its authorized agent, You will within
thirty (30) days fully document and certify that use of any and all Software at the time of the request is in conformity with Your valid
licenses from Crestron of its authorized agent.
Without prejudice to any other rights, Crestron may terminate this Agreement immediately upon notice if you fail to comply
with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In such event, you must destroy all copies of the Software and all of its component
parts.
PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
Copyright. All title and copyrights in and to the Software (including, without limitation, any images, photographs,
animations, video, audio, music, text, and “applets” incorporated into the Software), the accompanying media and printed materials,
and any copies of the Software are owned by Crestron or its suppliers. The Software is protected by copyright laws and international
treaty provisions. Therefore, you must treat the Software like any other copyrighted material, subject to the provisions of this
Agreement.
Submissions. Should you decide to transmit to Crestron’s website by any means or by any media any materials or other
information (including, without limitation, ideas, concepts or techniques for new or improved services and products), whether as
information, feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like, you agree such submissions are unrestricted and shall be
deemed non-confidential and you automatically grant Crestron and its assigns a non-exclusive, royalty-tree, worldwide, perpetual,
irrevocable license, with the right to sublicense, to use, copy, transmit, distribute, create derivative works of, display and perform the
same.
Trademarks. CRESTRON and the Swirl Logo are registered trademarks of Crestron Electronics, Inc. You shall not remove
or conceal any trademark or proprietary notice of Crestron from the Software including any back-up copy.
GOVERNING LAW
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey, without regard to conflicts of laws principles.
Any disputes between the parties to the Agreement shall be brought in the state courts in Bergen County, New Jersey or the federal
courts located in the District of New Jersey. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, shall
not apply to this Agreement.
CRESTRON LIMITED WARRANTY
CRESTRON warrants that: (a) the Software will perform substantially in accordance with the published specifications for a
period of ninety (90) days from the date of receipt, and (b) that any hardware accompanying the Software will be subject to its own
limited warranty as stated in its accompanying written material. Crestron shall, at its option, repair or replace or refund the license fee
for any Software found defective by Crestron if notified by you within the warranty period. The foregoing remedy shall be your
exclusive remedy for any claim or loss arising from the Software.
CRESTRON shall not be liable to honor warranty terms if the product has been used in any application other than that for
which it was intended, or if it as been subjected to misuse, accidental damage, modification, or improper installation procedures.
Furthermore, this warranty does not cover any product that has had the serial number or license code altered, defaced, improperly
obtained, or removed.
Notwithstanding any agreement to maintain or correct errors or defects Crestron, shall have no obligation to service or
correct any error or defect that is not reproducible by Crestron or is deemed in Crestron’s reasonable discretion to have resulted from
(1) accident; unusual stress; neglect; misuse; failure of electric power, operation of the Software with other media not meeting or not
maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications; or causes other than ordinary use; (2) improper installation by
anyone other than Crestron or its authorized agents of the Software that deviates from any operating procedures established by
Crestron in the material and files provided to You by Crestron or its authorized agent; (3) use of the Software on unauthorized
hardware; or (4) modification of, alteration of, or additions to the Software undertaken by persons other than Crestron or Crestron’s
authorized agents.
ANY LIABILITY OF CRESTRON FOR A DEFECTIVE COPY OF THE SOFTWARE WILL BE LIMITED
EXCLUSIVELY TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF YOUR COPY OF THE SOFTWARE WITH ANOTHER COPY OR
REFUND OF THE INITIAL LICENSE FEE CRESTRON RECEIVED FROM YOU FOR THE DEFECTIVE COPY OF THE
PRODUCT. THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL
CRESTRON BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND
(PROPERTY OR ECONOMIC DAMAGES INCLUSIVE), EVEN IF A CRESTRON REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR OF ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY. CRESTRON MAKES NO
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO TITLE OR INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS,
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES, NOR
AUTHORIZES ANY OTHER PARTY TO OFFER ANY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY FOR THIS PRODUCT. THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT SUPERSEDES ALL PREVIOUS
WARRANTIES.
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Return and Warranty Policies
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service
1.
No merchandise may be returned for credit, exchange, or service without prior
authorization from CRESTRON. To obtain warranty service for CRESTRON
products, contact 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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Crestron Electronics, Inc.
15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 888.CRESTRON
Fax: 201.767.7576
www.crestron.com
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Specifications subject to
change without notice.
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