Technical information | AMX MVP-5100 Computer Monitor User Manual

Operation/Reference Guide
MVP-5100/5150
Modero® Viewpoint
Widescreen Touch Panels
Mio Modero Touch Panels
Last Updated: 12/2/2008
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction ........................................................................................................1
MVP-5150 5.2" Modero ViewPoint WiFi Touch Panel .............................................. 2
MVP-5100 5.2" Modero ViewPoint IR Touch Panel .................................................. 4
Memory .................................................................................................................... 5
Table Charging Station Connector Locations............................................................ 5
Basic Operation ........................................................................................................ 6
Audio/Video Capabilities .......................................................................................... 6
Power Management.................................................................................................. 6
Cleaning the Touch Overlay and Case ...................................................................... 6
Accessories .........................................................................................................7
Table Charging Station ............................................................................................. 7
Powering the MVP-TCS-52 .............................................................................................. 8
Connections and Wiring .................................................................................................. 8
Recharging ...................................................................................................................... 8
Cleaning the MVP-TCS-52 ............................................................................................... 8
Wall Charging Station ............................................................................................... 9
Unlocking the touch panel ...................................................................................... 10
Recharging.............................................................................................................. 11
Installing the MVP-WCS-52 ..................................................................................... 12
Installing the plastic Back Box ....................................................................................... 12
Installing the Optional Metal Rough-In Box .................................................................. 16
Other MVP-WCS-52 installations................................................................................... 17
Configuring Communication .............................................................................19
IR Communication................................................................................................... 20
Modero Setup and System Settings ....................................................................... 21
Accessing the Setup and Protected Setup Pages.......................................................... 21
Setting the Panel’s Device Number .............................................................................. 22
Wireless Settings - Wireless Access Overview (MVP-5150 Only) ............................ 23
DHCP ............................................................................................................................ 23
Configuring Wireless Network Access (MVP-5150 Only) ........................................ 23
Step 1: Configure the Device’s Wireless IP Settings (MVP-5150 Only) ................... 23
Wireless communication using a DHCP Address ........................................................... 24
Wireless communication using a Static IP Address........................................................ 25
Using the Site Survey tool............................................................................................. 26
Step 2: Configure the Card’s Wireless Security Settings ........................................ 27
Configuring the device’s wireless card for unsecured access to a WEP ........................ 27
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Automatically setting SSID ............................................................................................ 29
Manually setting SSID.................................................................................................... 29
Configuring multiple wireless touch panels to communicate to a target WAP.............. 32
Step 3: Choose a Master Connection Mode ........................................................... 33
Panel downloads and firmware updates ................................................................. 34
Touch panel setup ......................................................................................................... 34
Configure a Virtual NetLinx Master via USB.................................................................. 38
Connecting to the NetLinx Master via Ethernet (MVP-5150 Only) ................................ 40
Master Connection to a Virtual Master via Ethernet ..................................................... 41
Setup Pages ......................................................................................................45
Setup Pages ............................................................................................................ 45
Navigation Buttons........................................................................................................ 47
Protected Setup Pages ........................................................................................... 47
Information Button ................................................................................................. 48
Project Information Page............................................................................................... 48
Panel Information Page........................................................................................... 50
Time & Date Settings Page ..................................................................................... 51
Audio Settings Page ............................................................................................... 52
Battery Settings Page ............................................................................................. 53
Protected Setup Pages .....................................................................................55
Rebooting and shutting down the touch panel ............................................................. 57
Protected Setup Navigation Buttons ...................................................................... 58
System Settings Page.................................................................................................... 59
Wireless Settings Page (MVP-5150 Only) ...................................................................... 61
Wireless Security ........................................................................................................... 64
Open (Clear Text) Settings ............................................................................................ 65
Static WEP Settings....................................................................................................... 66
WPA-PSK Settings ......................................................................................................... 67
EAP Security & Server Certificates - Overview ....................................................... 68
EAP-LEAP Settings ........................................................................................................ 70
EAP-FAST Settings ........................................................................................................ 72
EAP-PEAP Settings ........................................................................................................ 74
EAP-TTLS Settings ......................................................................................................... 76
EAP-TLS Settings ........................................................................................................... 78
Client certificate configuration ............................................................................... 80
Calibration Page ..................................................................................................... 81
Other Settings ........................................................................................................ 82
Cache Settings Page...................................................................................................... 82
Password Settings Page ................................................................................................ 83
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Upgrading Firmware ........................................................................................85
Upgrading the Modero Firmware via the USB port ................................................ 85
Step 1: Configure the panel for a USB Connection Type .............................................. 85
Step 2: Prepare Studio for communication via the USB port ........................................ 86
Step 3: Confirm and Upgrade the firmware via the USB port ....................................... 88
A Special Note for Network Interface Connections ................................................ 90
Uploading IR Codes to the MVP-5100 .................................................................... 93
Adding an existing IR file to NetLinx Studio ................................................................. 95
Adding an AMX IR Database file to NetLinx Studio ...................................................... 96
Adding a personal IR Database file to NetLinx Studio .................................................. 98
Programming ....................................................................................................99
Overview ................................................................................................................ 99
Page Commands ..................................................................................................... 99
Programming Numbers......................................................................................... 105
RGB triplets and names for basic 88 colors ................................................................ 105
Font styles and ID numbers......................................................................................... 107
Border styles and Programming numbers ................................................................... 108
"^" Button Commands ......................................................................................... 111
Miscellaneous MVP Strings back to the Master .......................................................... 130
MVP Panel Lock Passcode commands ......................................................................... 130
Text Effects Names............................................................................................... 131
Button Query Commands ..................................................................................... 132
Panel Runtime Operations .................................................................................... 141
Input Commands................................................................................................... 145
Embedded codes .................................................................................................. 146
Panel Setup Commands ........................................................................................ 147
Battery Life and Replacement ........................................................................149
Overview .............................................................................................................. 149
Power Management.............................................................................................. 149
Battery Replacement ............................................................................................ 150
Appendix A: Text Formatting .........................................................................151
Text Formatting Codes for Bargraphs/Joysticks................................................... 151
Text Area Input Masking....................................................................................... 152
Input mask character types ......................................................................................... 152
Input mask ranges ....................................................................................................... 153
Input mask next field characters ................................................................................. 153
Input mask operations................................................................................................. 153
Input mask literals ....................................................................................................... 153
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Input mask output examples ....................................................................................... 154
URL Resources ...................................................................................................... 155
Special escape sequences ........................................................................................... 155
Appendix B: Wireless Technology ..................................................................156
Overview of Wireless Technology......................................................................... 156
Terminology.......................................................................................................... 157
EAP Authentication............................................................................................... 160
EAP characteristics ...................................................................................................... 160
EAP communication overview ..................................................................................... 161
AMX Certificate Upload Utility ............................................................................. 162
How to Upload a Certificate File........................................................................... 162
Appendix C: Troubleshooting .........................................................................164
Panel Doesn’t Respond To Touches ............................................................................ 164
Battery Will Not Hold Or Take A Charge .................................................................... 164
Device Isn’t Appearing In The Online Tree Tab ........................................................... 165
Device Can’t Obtain a DHCP Address ......................................................................... 165
My WEP Doesn’t Seem To Be Working ....................................................................... 165
NetLinx Studio Only Detects One Of My Connected Masters..................................... 165
Can’t Connect To a NetLinx Master ............................................................................ 165
Only One Modero Panel In My System Shows Up ....................................................... 166
Panel Behaves Strangely After Downloading A Panel File Or Firmware ..................... 166
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Introduction
The MVP-5100 Modero® Viewpoint® IR Touch Panel (FG5966-08) and the MVP-5150 Modero®
Viewpoint® WiFi Touch Panel (FG5966-07) are wireless ergonomic devices, with all control established
through a NetLinx Master or through an IR receiver. Both utilize a 5.2" Color Active LCD to display a
800 x 480 pixel image with 262,144 colors. The MVP-5150 uses both a pre-installed 802.11g WPA/
WPA2 SDIO wireless card and standard IR communication, and the MVP-5100 uses only IR for
communication.
IR Emitters
Touch screen
Stylus
FIG. 1 MVP-5100/5150 touch panel
DC power jack
Recessed reset button
Mini-USB port
FIG. 2 MVP-5100/5150 side view
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MVP-5150 5.2" Modero ViewPoint WiFi Touch Panel
MVP-5150 Specifications (FG5966-07)
Dimensions:
4 3/4" x 7 9/16" x 13/16" (120.7 mm x 191.8 mm x 20.3 mm)
Weight:
• 1.25 lbs (0.57 kg)
Enclosure:
Matte black plastic.
Power Requirements
(Without Charging):
Panel with battery fully charged:
• Constant current draw: 0.3 A @ 12 VDC
• Startup current draw: 0.4 A @ 12 VDC
Power Requirements
(While Charging):
Panel while charging battery:
• Constant current draw: 1.1 A @ 12 VDC
• Startup current draw: 1.3 A @ 12 VDC
Minimum Power Supply
Required:
• PS3.0 Power Supply (FG423-30) - both 120 VAC and 240 VAC models are
shipped with this power supply
Power Modes:
• AWAKE: All necessary modules are powered up and device remains online
with the Netlinx Master.
• ASLEEP: Only the backlight will be turned off after the user selectable time of
inactivity has elapsed. Panel resumes the Awake mode in ~ 1 second
upon a momentary press of the touchscreen.
• PROCESSOR SHUTDOWN: Power to all peripherals and components is
turned off. The system remains in this mode until it is rebooted. The panel is
re-activated by pressing the touchscreen and holding until the AMX splash
screen appears.
Certifications:
• FCC Part 15 Class B
• CE
• IEC/EN-60950
• RoHS
• Japan Approved
• Lithium polymer microbattery: UN/IATA
Battery Duration:
• 2.5 days of normal use, in a combination of Awake and Shutdown Modes.
• Three hours of continuous use (continuous Awake state).
Memory:
• 128 MB Mobile DDRAM (upgrade not available)
• 256 MB NAND Flash (upgrade not available)
Panel LCD Parameters:
• Screen resolution: 800 x 480 pixels (HV) @ 60 Hz frame frequency
• Type: WVGA
• Aspect ratio: 16 x 9
• Brightness (luminance): 300 cd/m2
• Channel transparency: 8-bit Alpha blending
• Contrast ratio: 400:1
• Display colors: 262,144 colors (18-bit color depth)
• Dot/pixel pitch: 0.23 mm
• Panel type: TFT Color Active-Matrix
• Screen resolution: 800 x 480 pixels (HV) @ 60 Hz frame frequency
• Viewing angles:
Vertical: + 40° (up from center) and - 80° (down from center)
Horizontal: + 60° (left from center) and - 60° (right from center)
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MVP-5150 Specifications (FG5966-07) (Cont.)
External Components
Connector:
5-pin Mini-USB connector used for output to USB programming, firmware
update, and touch panel file transfer between the PC and the target panel.
Note: When connecting the panel to PC using a CC-USB (or compatible)
cable, be sure to power the panel On before attempting to connect the USB
cable from the PC to the mini-USB port on the panel.
DC power port:
2.5 mm port to power the panel away from a Charging Station.
Speaker:
• 4 Ohm
• 2 Watts 300Hz cutoff frequency
• NOTE: Speaker is only used for feedback beeps, and will not transmit
standard audio.
Audio Standards:
• G.711 sound standard
• 75dB SPL@1m
IR Emitters:
Transmit IR over 20 feet (6.10 m) from the panel.
• IR emitters on G4 panels share the device address number of the panel.
• Transmits AMX fixed frequencies at 38KHz and 455KHz and 8 userprogrammable frequencies from 20KHz to 1.5MHz
Operating/Storage
Environment
• Operating Temperature: 0° C (32° F) to 40° C (104° F)
• Operating Humidity: 5% - 85% RH
• Storage Temperature: -20° C (-4° F) to 60° C (140° F)
• Storage Humidity: 5% - 85% RH
Included Accessories:
• MVP-5150 Installation Guide (93-5966-08)
• PS3.0 Power Supply (FG423-30)
Other AMX Equipment:
• MVP-TCS-52: Table Charging Station (FG5966-1X)
• MVP-WCS-52: Wall Charging Station (FG5966-1X)
• MVP-BP-51S, Standard Capacity Replacement Battery Pack Kit (FG596625K)
• MVP-BP-51H, High Capacity Replacement Battery Pack Kit (FG5966-24K)
• MVP-STYLUS-52: Stylus, Pack of 3 (FG5966-30-xx)
• CC-USB: USB Programming Cable (FG10-5965)
• MVP-HP USB 1/8" Adapter (FG5966-23)
1.2.
This device complies with FCC Part 15 and Industry Canada RSS 210 subject to the
following conditions:
1. This device must not cause harmful interference and
2. This device must accept all interference, including interference that interferes with
the operation of this device.
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MVP-5100 5.2" Modero ViewPoint IR Touch Panel
The MVP-5100 differs from the MVP-5150 in that it does not have a built-in wireless card or the
capacity to install one, and only communicates with other devices via IR. Otherwise, the two devices are
identical.
MVP-5100 Specifications (FG5966-08)
Dimensions:
4 3/4" x 7 9/16" x 13/16" (120.7 mm x 191.8 mm x 20.3 mm)
Weight:
• 1.25 lbs (0.57 kg)
Enclosure:
Matte black plastic.
Power Requirements
(Without Charging):
Panel with battery fully charged:
• Constant current draw: 0.3 A @ 12 VDC
• Startup current draw: 0.4 A @ 12 VDC
Power Requirements
(While Charging):
Panel while charging battery:
• Constant current draw: 1.1 A @ 12 VDC
• Startup current draw: 1.3 A @ 12 VDC
Minimum Power Supply
Required:
• PS3.0 Power Supply (FG423-30) - both 120 VAC and 240 VAC models are
shipped with this power supply
Power Modes:
• AWAKE: All necessary modules are powered up and device remains online
with the Netlinx Master.
• ASLEEP: Only the backlight will be turned off after the user selectable time of
inactivity has elapsed. Panel resumes the Awake Mode in ~ 1 second.
• PROCESSOR SHUTDOWN: Power to all peripherals and components is
turned off. The system remains in this mode until it is rebooted.
Certifications:
• IEC60950
• RoHS
• TELEC
• Lithium polymer microbattery: UN/IATA
Battery Duration:
• Four days of normal use (25% Awake state, 25% standby, and 50%
Processor Shutdown).
• Three hours of continuous use (continuous Awake state).
Memory:
• 128 MB Mobile DDRAM (upgrade not available)
• 256 MB NAND Flash (upgrade not available)
Panel LCD Parameters:
• Size: 5.2" (13.21 cm)
• Type: WVGA
• Aspect ratio: 16 x 9
• Brightness (luminance): 300 cd/m2
• Channel transparency: 8-bit Alpha blending
• Contrast ratio: 20:1
• Display colors: 262,144 colors (18-bit color depth)
• Dot/pixel pitch: 0.23 mm
• Panel type: TFT Color Active-Matrix
• Screen resolution: 800 x 480 pixels (HV) @ 60 Hz frame frequency
• Viewing angles:
Vertical: + 40° (up from center) and - 80° (down from center)
Horizontal: + 60° (left from center) and - 60° (right from center)
External Components
Connector:
5-pin Mini-USB connector used for programming, firmware updates, and touch
panel file transfer between the PC and the target panel.
Note: When connecting the panel to PC using a CC-USB (or compatible)
cable, be sure to power the panel On before attempting to connect the USB
cable from the PC to the mini-USB port on the panel.
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MVP-5100 Specifications (FG5966-08) (Cont.)
External Components (Cont.)
DC power port:
2.5 mm port to power the panel away from a Charging Station.
Speaker:
• 4 Ohm
• 2 Watts 300Hz cutoff frequency
• NOTE: Speaker is only used for feedback beeps, and will not transmit
standard audio.
IR Emitters:
Transmit IR over 20 feet (6.10 m) from the panel.
• IR emitters on G4 panels share the device address number of the panel.
• Transmits AMX fixed frequencies at 38KHz and 455KHz and 8 userprogrammable frequencies from 20KHz to 1.5MHz
Operating/Storage
Environment
• Operating Temperature: 0° C (32° F) to 40° C (104° F)
• Operating Humidity: 5% - 85% RH
• Storage Temperature: -20° C (-4° F) to 60° C (140° F)
• Storage Humidity: 5% - 85% RH
Included Accessories:
• MVP-5100 Installation Guide (93-5966-01)
• PS3.0 Power Supply (FG423-30)
Other AMX Equipment:
• MVP-TCS-52: Table Charging Station (FG5966-1X)
• MVP-WCS-52: Wall Charging Station (FG5966-1X)
• MVP-BP-51-NK: Replacement MVP-5100 Battery (FG-5966-25)
• MVP-BP-52: Battery Replacement Kit (FG5966-20)
• MVP-STYLUS-52: Stylus, Pack of 3 (FG5966-30-xx)
• CC-USB: USB Programming Cable (FG10-5965)
• MVP-HP USB 1/8" Adapter (FG5966-23)
Memory
The MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 come with 128MB of Mobile DDRAM memory and 256 MB NAND
Flash memory. Neither memory may be upgraded.
Table Charging Station Connector Locations
With the unit facing you, the mini-USB port (for programming and downloading firmware using the
AMX-provided adaptor cable) and the DC power port are located on the lower left side of the device
(FIG. 3). The connector for the Table Charging Station (please refer to the Table Charging
Station section on page 7) is located on the bottom of the device.
Front
DC power port
Mini-USB port
Table Charging
Station Connector
FIG. 3 MVP-5100/5150 side view with programming port
The mini-USB port is only used for uploading firmware to the device. It cannot be
used for headphones, speakers, receiving power, or any other function.
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Transferring firmware KIT files over a direct USB connection should only be done
when the panel is connected to a power supply. If battery power fails during a
firmware upgrade, the panel flash file system may become corrupted.
Basic Operation
The MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 are operated using their integral touchscreens. If the device has shut
down, a touch of the touchscreen will reactivate it.
Each device’s power use allows up to 8 continuous hours of use and up to 96 hours of normal use
between rechargings of its internal battery, but its battery charge lasts up to 120 hours if the device goes
into Asleep Mode during that time. The device may be placed in its charging cradle at any time and
operated within its cradle.
The device will automatically go into Asleep Mode after fifteen minutes of inactivity, and this limit may
be changed at any time. Any wireless Internet connection intended for the MVP-5150 will be
reconnected within approximately twenty seconds after the device is placed in its charging cradle.
Depending upon preselected settings, either device may be set to go into Awake Mode as soon as it is
placed in the cradle.
Audio/Video Capabilities
The MVP-5100 has the capability of displaying multiple JPEG and PNG files at one time.
Power Management
Both the MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 utilize a dual voltage external power supply. They may be
recharged through the supplied PS3.0 Power Supply (FG423-30), as well as through the MVP-TCS-52
Table Charging Station (FG5966-1X) or the MVP-WCS-52 Wall Charging Station (FG5966-1X). For
more information, see the Accessories section on page 7 for details.
Although the MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 are equipped with mini-USB ports, the
devices cannot be powered through this port. The port is only used for uploading
firmware.
When not in active use, both devices conserve battery life between chargings. In the Asleep Mode, the
device’s entire system is shut down, with only wakeup systems powered to detect touch panel contact.
Pressing the touch screen overlay will return the device to its Active Mode.
For more information on the battery, see the Battery Life and Replacement section on page 149.
Cleaning the Touch Overlay and Case
Always use a clean cotton cloth and a spray bottle containing water or a vinegar-based cleaner when
cleaning the device, as alcohol-based cleaners can damage the device’s touch screen overlay. Do not
directly spray the device: instead, spray the cloth to clean the touch screen overlay. Do NOT use an
abrasive of any type to clean the device, as this may permanently damage or remove the device’s finish.
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Table Charging Station
The MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 may be used with the MVP-TCS-52 Table Charging Station (FG59661X) (FIG. 4), which acts both as a charging station and a direct power connection. The charging station
is available in either white (FG5966-10) or black (FG5966-11).
FIG. 4 MVP-TCS-52-GB Table Charging Station - Front
MVP-TCS-52 Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
• 8.0” x 4.75” x 3.5” (20.32cm x 12.07cm x 8.89cm)
Weight:
• .65 lbs (.29 kg)
Rear Connector:
• 5-pin charging connector on bottom of charging cradle.
Operating/
Storage
Environments:
• Operating Temperature: 0° C (32° F) to 40° C (104° F)
• Operating Humidity: 20% - 85% RH
• Storage Temperature: -20° C (-4° F) to 60° C (140° F)
• Storage Humidity: 5% - 85% RH
Included
Accessories
• MVP-TCS-52 Table Charging Station Quick Start Guide
(93-5966-02)
• PS3.0 Power Supply (FG423-44)
Other AMX
Equipment:
• MVP-5100 Modero Viewpoint IR Touch Panel (FG5966-08)
• MVP-5150 Modero Viewpoint Lite Touch Panel (FG5966-07)
• MVP-WCS-52: Wall Charging Station (FG5966-1X)
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Powering the MVP-TCS-52
The MVP-TCS-52 uses a PS3.0 power supply (included with the touch panel or available separately
from www.amx.com) to provide direct power for the MVP panel both for standard functions and for
charging its internal battery.
1. Connect the terminal end of the PS3.0 power supply to the PWR connector on the bottom of the
MVP-TCS-52.
2. To prevent wear on the power supply cord and assure that the device’s base is in full contact with the
table surface, press the cord into the locking groove running across the bottom of the device.
3. Provide power to the MVP-TCS by connecting the PS3.0 cord to an external power source.
4. Place the touch panel in the Charging Station cradle, guiding it into place with the locking grooves
on each side of the cradle. When fully seated, the touch panel’s charging station connector should be
in contact with the Charging Station’s charger pins (FIG. 5).
Connections and Wiring
The PS3.0 is used to supply power to the device by routing incoming power through the connector pins
and charge the device’s internal battery
Recharging
To recharge the touch panel, slide the device into the Table Charging Station cradle bottom-first and
make sure the device is fully seated in the Charging Station. The charger pins in the bottom of the cradle
(FIG. 5) must be in contact with the connector on the bottom of the touch panel for it to start recharging.
The touch panel will stop recharging automatically once the battery has achieved its maximum charge.
Charging Station cradle
Charger pins
FIG. 5 MVP-TCS-52-GW Table Charging Station - Rear
Cleaning the MVP-TCS-52
Always use a clean cotton cloth and a spray bottle containing water or a vinegar-based cleaner to clean
the Table Charging Station, as alcohol-based cleaners can damage the device. Do not directly spray the
device: instead, spray the cloth to prevent moisture from collecting on the charger pins. Do NOT use an
abrasive of any type to clean the Table Charging Station, as this may permanently damage or remove the
device’s finish.
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Wall Charging Station
The optional MVP-WCS-52 Wall Charging Station (FG5966-1X) offers the same recharging and
connection features as the Table Charging Station, with the advantage of being placed within accessible
locations where the table station is either inconvenient or impractical (FIG. 6). The Wall Charging
Station is available in either white (FG5966-13) or black (FG5966-12).
MVP-WCS-52
MVP-5100
Security Release button
FIG. 6 MVP-WCS-52-GB Wall Charging Station - Front
The features of the MVP-WCS-52 include:
Full charging of a docked touch panel within approximately 4.5 hours
Touch panel code lock for security
Integrated docking alignment guides for easy docking
Panel eject design with mechanical or electronically controlled capabilities.
.
MVP-WCS-52 Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
• 8.375" x 6.09" x 2.19" (21.27 cm x 15.46 cm x 5.56 cm)
Note: Always use the cutout/installation dimensions for the MVP-WCS-52 when
installing this unit into various surfaces. This SP engineering drawing is available
online at www.amx.com.
Power Requirements:
• 3 A @ 12 VDC (Class II listed power supplemented)
Startup Power
Requirements
• Total: 1.7A
Weight:
• Without box: 0.85 lbs (0.39 kg)
Available Colors:
• MVP-WCS-52-GW (White) - FG5966-13
• Charging: 1.1A
• Ejection: 0.6A
• With box: 1.30 lbs (0.59 kg)
• MVP-WCS-52-GB (Black) - FG5966-12
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MVP-WCS-52 Specifications
Front Panel
Components:
• Securing Magnets: Prevent MVP touch panel from falling free during ejection.
• Security Latch: Adds the primary layer of security when mounting an MVP touch
panel. When the device is inserted, this latch grabs onto the rear of the touch
panel and secures it to prevent it from being removed.
• Interface Connector Pins: A set of retractable pins (male) that connect to the
underside MVP connector strip. This connection provides both communication
and power between the touch panel and the MVP-WCS-52.
• Support Cradle: This retractable mechanism supports a resting MVP panel and
allows a user to either insert or remove a connected MVP panel.
• Security Release pushbutton: Located on the front of the unit, this pushbutton
toggles an on-screen security keypad (if security is enabled).
- Entering the correct release code allows the MVP-WCS-52 to release the
touch panel from the security latch.
Operating/Storage
Environments:
• Operating Temperature: 0° C (32° F) to 40° C (104° F)
• Operating Humidity: 20% - 85% RH
• Storage Temperature: -20° C (-4° F) to 60° C (140° F)
• Storage Humidity: 5% - 85% RH
Included Accessories
• MVP-WCS-52 Wall Charging Station Quick Start Guide (93-5966-12)
• Wallmount plastic back box (62-5966-12)
• MVP-WCS-52 Installation Kit - Black (KA 5966-01bl)
• MVP-WCS-52 Installation Kit - White (KA 5966-01wh)
Other AMX Equipment:
• MVP-TCS-52: Table Charging Station (FG5966-1X)
• Wallmount Metal Rough-In Box (FG037-11)
• MVP-5150 Modero Viewpoint Lite Touch Panel (FG5966-07)
• MVP-5100 Modero Viewpoint IR Touch Panel (FG5966-08)
• PS3.0 Power Supply (FG423-30)
The touch panel remains locked in the MVP-WCS-52 until unlocked by the user. This may be done by
entering an appropriate password (please refer to the Password Settings Page section on page 83 for
more information), or by pressing the Security Release button on the front of the device in emergencies.
The station ejects the device top first. The MVP-WCS-52 uses two neodymium rare-earth magnets to
keep the touch panel from falling out of its cradle when the device is angled forward.
Unlocking the touch panel
Once placed within the Wall Charging Station, the touch panel remains secured until the user unlocks it.
To release the touch panel from the Wall Charging Station:
1. Press the Security Release button.
2. A password keypad will pop up on the touch panel screen. Enter a password in the password keypad
and press Enter.
3. Wait for the Wall Charging Station to pivot the touch panel away from the wall.
4. The device will remain in the ejected position until the touch panel is removed. Wait until the
device’s ejection door has completely withdrawn before re-installing the touch panel.
Unique passwords may be entered for up to four unique users as well as the
administrator. For more information on setting passwords, please refer to the
Password Settings Page section on page 83.
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Recharging
To recharge the touch panel:
1. Slide the device into the Wall Charging Station cradle bottom-first and make sure the device is fully
seated in the Charging Station.
2. Press the top of the touch panel back until it clicks. The touch panel is now locked into the Charging
Station, and the station will automatically charge the device’s battery. (Please refer to the Battery
Settings Page section on page 53 to check on the battery charge status.)
3. To release the touch panel, unlock the touch panel and wait for the Wall Charging Station to pivot
the touch panel away from the wall.
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Installing the MVP-WCS-52
Since the Wall Charging Station is intended to be affixed to a wall or other permanent structure, care
must be taken to ensure its proper installation to prevent potential damage to any touch panel placed
within.
Other than wall installation tools, the only tool required for this installation is a #1
Phillips screwdriver.
Installing the plastic Back Box
The plastic back box has two knockouts at the top of the box and four (4) lockdown wings attached to the
box with Phillips-head screws. For ease of installation, the interior of the box contains an "UP" arrow
pointing to the knockouts. The Metal Rough-In Box does not have to be installed beforehand, but it
offers an extra level of support.
To install the Plastic Back Box:
1. Cut a hole into the wall or surface intended to hold the box. The outer lip of the back box is sized
8.69 inches (220.66mm) long and 6.0 inches (152.4mm) high, so the hole should be at least 1/4"
(6.4mm) smaller in each dimension (FIG. 7).
8.25"
(209.55mm)
5.56"
(141.29mm)
5.56"
(141.29mm)
8.25"
(209.55mm)
FIG. 7 Recommended cutout for plastic back box
Make sure to measure the size of the intended hole before starting to cut it.
2. Select the knockout to be removed from the top of the box. The box has two knockouts, at the top
left and the top right.
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To assist with wiring, and to avoid mechanical stresses on the wire and the
mechanism of the Wall-Mounted Charging Station, the top right knockout is preferred
for use.
3. Run the power cable through the knockout into the box. Pull out about six inches (15.25cm) of cable
into the box to facilitate installation of the MVP-WCS-52.
4. Slide the plastic back box into the hole, being careful not to twist or pinch the cable, and set it flush
with the wall (FIG. 8). Make sure that all of the lockdown wings are folded into their slots before
attempting to insert the box. For ease of installation, the inside of the box has the direction "UP"
labeled for reference.
All lockdown wings folded flat during installation
Note Orientation Designator
FIG. 8 Installation of plastic back box
5. Extend the wings on the sides of the box by tightening the screws inside the box. Not all of the
wings must be extended to lock the box in place, but extending a minimum of the top and bottom
wings is highly recommended. Apply enough pressure to the screw head to keep the box flush with
the wall: this ensures that the wing will tighten up against the inside of the wall.
Make absolutely certain that the box is in its intended position. Once the box
lockdown wings are extended within the box’s hole within the wall, removing the box
will be extremely difficult without damaging the wall in the process.
The maximum recommended torque to screw in the wings on the plastic back box is
105 IN-OZ [74 N-CM]. Applying excessive torque while tightening the wing screws,
such as with powered screwdrivers, can strip out the wings or damage the plastic
back box.
6. Prepare the captive wires for the 2-pin 3.55 mm mini-captive wire connector used for the MVPWCS-52’s power supply:
Preparing and connecting the captive wires requires the use of a wire stripper and
flat-blade screwdriver.
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Strip 0.25 inch (6.35 mm) of wire insulation off all wires.
Insert each wire into the appropriate opening on the connector.
Turn the screws clockwise to secure the wires in the connector. Do not over-torque the screws;
doing so can bend the seating pins and damage the connector.
7. Secure the power cable to the device, using either of the two tie-wrap anchors included in the
Installation Kit at the top rear of the device (FIG. 9). Point the head of each tie wrap toward the
center of the device.
Tie-Wrap Anchors
Mini-Captive Wire
Connector Plug
(female)
FIG. 9 MVP- WCS-52 - Rear
8. Firmly seat the mini-captive wire connector to the power connector on the device.
9. Firmly seat the device against the box. Make sure that the tab connector at the top of the device is
locked into the box.
10. Insert the two installation screws from the MVP-WCS-52 Installation Kit into the screw holes in the
interior compartment of the device and tighten them to anchor the device to the box (FIG. 10).
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Screw holes
Plastic back box
Neodymium magnets
MVP-WCS-52
Rubber feet
FIG. 10 Installation of MVP-WCS-52
For ease of installation, put each screw on a neodymium magnet in the device’s
interior compartment to keep them on hand until they are needed.
11. After fully seating the screws, wipe down the area around the screw holes with the alcohol prep pad
from the Installation Kit. Take a rubber foot and remove its adhesive backing. Put the foot, adhesiveside down, in the slot surrounding the screw hole in the Wall Charging Station. Press down firmly to
remove any air bubbles from underneath the foot.
12. Install a touch panel by placing it into the interior compartment bottom-first. Press the top of the
touch panel until it is flush with the Wall Charging Station. The neodymium magnets will hold it in
place.
13. To remove the touch panel, unlock the touch panel (see the Unlocking the touch panel section on
page 10 for more information) and wait for the touch panel to pull away from the Wall Charging
Station. Once it has been released, grip it by the top of the device, and pull it free from the Charging
Station.
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Installing the Optional Metal Rough-In Box
The optional Metal Rough-In Box (FG037-11) is 10 inches (25.40cm) wide at its widest dimension
(wider than the bezel of the Wall Charging Station), and is only intended for pre construction
installations (FIG. 11). The Metal Rough-In Box is used in conjunction with the Wall Charging Station’s
plastic back box. The Metal Rough-In Box must be located behind 3/8" (0.95cm) to 3/4" (1.91cm) of
wall/mounting surface material.
Install front surface of box
flush with surface of wall stud
FIG. 11 Typical Metal Rough-In Box Installation
The Metal Rough-In Box bears a wing on each corner which is intended to bridge gaps between studs
and/or spacers. These wings may be bent carefully in order to fit a particular gap, but may not be so bent
as to allow the box to hang in a vertical position. Once placed in the desired position, put at least one
screw through each wing into the adjoining stud or spacer to secure it.
The interior of the box contains a set of holes on either side, as well as top and bottom, for standard 1/4inch screws. Use these holes to anchor the box to its adjoining studs or spacers.
Ensure that the metal rough-in box is flush with the 2x4 studs. Any overhang will
affect the installation of the covering sheetrock, as well as affect the placement of the
Plastic Back Box.
The box has two sets of knockouts in the top and bottom, one of the set for US wiring and one for
international wiring.
Make sure that the power cable has been pulled through the metal rough-in box by
the resident electrician before continuing the installation.
After completing the installation of the Metal Rough-In Box, install sheet rock or other wall material
over the box, cut a hole matching the size of the inside diameter in the sheet rock, and clean out all dust
before proceeding with the installation of the Plastic Back Box.
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Other MVP-WCS-52 installations
The Wall-Mounted Charging Station is designed to be installed in various different locations, such as
into the face of a wooden podium or the top of a table. Depending upon the ability to wire it to a power
source, Wall-Mounted Charging Stations may be installed on vertical or horizontal surfaces composed of
such materials as wood, brick, and glass.
Installing a Wall-Mounted Charging Station into a solid wall thicker than a standard thickness of
sheetrock is possible, but requires special preparation. If installing into a solid wall of concrete or rock, a
recess must be chiselled or cut out to match the size of the device. The box is sized 8.375 inches
(21.27cm) long and 5.75 inches (14.60cm) high, so the hole should be at least 1/4" (0.64cm) smaller in
these dimensions. To facilitate the full range of movement of the device’s components, the recess must
be at least 2.69 inches (6.83cm) deep.
Ensure that the power cable has been installed in the wall and is accessible by the
installer before chiseling out the recess.
Instead of using the lockdown wings to secure the Plastic Back Box, standard
concrete screws may be inserted through the screw holes after removing the
lockdown wings. However, drill the concrete screw holes into the wall before setting
the screws into the box, as excessive torque applied to the screws will damage the
box. To avoid this, the box may be installed with adhesive. Test an unobtrusive spot
on the back of the box with a sample of the adhesive to check for any adverse
reactions before installing the device.
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Configuring Communication
All control for a MVP-5150 touch panel is established through a NetLinx Master. Communication
between the MVP and the Master consists of using either Wireless Ethernet (DHCP, Static IP) or USB.
References to Ethernet in this manual focus on the use of Wireless Ethernet via the MVP-5150’s WiFi
Card. Configuration for a MVP-5100 touch panel is made through the mini-USB port, as it does not have
a WiFi Card.
Before commencing, verify you are using the latest NetLinx Master and
Modero panel-specific firmware. Verify you are using the latest versions of AMX’s
NetLinx Studio and TPDesign4 programs. Attempting uploads of drivers and firmware
with older versions of NetLinx Studio and TPDesign4 will fail.
In the example below (FIG. 12), three MVP-5150 devices are shown at varying distances from the two
WAP gateways. As with any other WAP network, the gateways are spaced so as to allow a maximum
wireless coverage for the three devices.
802.11g WAP
Network Master
Panel 1
IP
Network
Panel 2
802.11g WAP
Panel 3
FIG. 12 System Deployment Diagram
When initially installing a MVP-5150, some basic configuration items, including network settings and
NetLinx settings, will need to be set. For more information, refer to the Protected Setup Pages section on
page 55.
The MVP-5150 defaults to Ethernet and Auto mode for its Master connection.
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IR Communication
Both the MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 may be used as infrared remote devices for other AMX controllers
or third-party devices. The devices can transmit IR over 20 feet (6.10 m) from the panel at frequencies of
38KHz and 455KHz, as well as up to eight user-programmed frequencies between 20KHz and 1.5MHz.
IR receivers and transmitters on G4 panels share the device address number of the panel.
Both devices include an IR transmitter for communication between devices. The transmitter is located
behind the IR Emitter Panel on the back of the device.
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Modero Setup and System Settings
All AMX Modero panels, including the MVP-5100 and MVP-5150, feature on-board Setup pages. Use
the options in the Setup pages to access panel information and make various configuration changes.
Accessing the Setup and Protected Setup Pages
1. At any time, use the device’s stylus to press down and hold the reset button on the left side of the
device for 3-5 seconds. This opens a release notice to release the button immediately to open the
Setup page (FIG. 13).
FIG. 13 Setup page
2. Press the Protected Setup button. This opens a keypad for entry of the password to allow access to
the Protected Setup page (FIG. 14). Enter the device’s password and press Done to proceed.
FIG. 14 Protected Setup page
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The default password for the Protected Setup page is 1988, but this may be changed
at any time.
For more information on the Setup and Protected Setup pages, refer to the Setup Pages section on
page 45 and the Protected Setup Pages section on page 55.
Setting the Panel’s Device Number
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Press the Device Number field in the Device ID section to open the Device Number keypad.
2. Enter a unique Device Number assignment for the device, and press Done to return to the Protected
Setup page. The Device Number range is 1 - 32000, and the default is 0.
3. Press Reboot to reboot the device and apply the new Device Number.
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Wireless Settings - Wireless Access Overview (MVP-5150
Only)
DHCP
When choosing DHCP, a DHCP server must be accessible before the fields are populated.
If the SSID (Network Name) and WEP fields have not previously been configured, the
Wireless Settings page will not work until the panel is rebooted.
The parameters of the wireless card must be set before selecting Ethernet as the Master Connection
Type. The Wireless Access Point communication parameters must match those of the pre-installed
wireless CF card inside the device.
MVP touch panels connect to a wireless network through their use of the pre-installed AMX 802.11g
wireless interface card. This allows users to communicate with a Wireless Access Point (WAP). The
WAP communication parameters must match those of the pre-installed wireless interface card installed
within the panel. This internal card transmits data using 802.11x signals at 2.4 GHz. For a more detailed
explanation of the new security and encryption technology, refer to the Appendix B: Wireless
Technology section on page 156.
For more information on utilizing the AMX Certificate Upload Utility in conjunction with the EAP
security, refer to the AMX Certificate Upload Utility section on page 162.
Configuring Wireless Network Access (MVP-5150 Only)
The first step in connecting the MVP-5150 to a wireless network is to configure the wireless
communication parameters within the device’s Wireless Settings page. This page only configures the
card to communicate to a target WAP: the device must still be directed to communicate with the
correct Master. This "pointing to a Master" is done via the System Settings page, which allows
configuration of the IP Address, System Number and Username/Password information assigned to the
target Master.
Step 1: Configure the Device’s Wireless IP Settings (MVP5150 Only)
The first step to a successful setup of the internal wireless card is to configure the IP Settings section on
the Wireless Settings page. This section configures the communication parameters from the MVP panel
to the web.
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Wireless communication using a DHCP Address
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Select Wireless Settings. Wireless communication is set within the IP Settings section of this page
(FIG. 15).
Wireless Access Point
Site Survey Button
FIG. 15 Wireless Settings page (IP Settings section)
2. Toggle the DHCP/Static field from the IP Settings section until the choice cycles to DHCP. This
action causes all fields in the IP Settings section, other than Host Name, to be greyed-out.
DHCP will register the unique factory-assigned MAC Address on the panel, and once
the communication setup process is complete, assign IP Address, Subnet Mask, and
Gateway values from the DHCP Server.
3. Press the optional Host Name field to open the Host Name keyboard and enter the host name
information.
4. Press Done after assigning the alpha-numeric string of the host name.
5. The remaining greyed-out fields in the IP Settings section cannot be altered. Once the panel is
rebooted, these values are obtained by the unit and displayed in the DNS fields after power-up.
This information can be found in either the Workspace - System name > Define
Device section of the code that defines the properties for the panel, or in the Device
Addressing/Network Addresses section of the Tools > NetLinx Diagnostics dialog.
6. Set up the security and communication parameters between the wireless card and the target WAP by
configuring the Wireless Settings section on this page. Refer to Step 2: Configure the Card’s
Wireless Security Settings section on page 27 for detailed procedures to setup either a secure or
insecure connection.
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Wireless communication using a Static IP Address
1. From the Protected Setup page, press the Wireless Settings button to open the Wireless Settings
page. Wireless communication is set within the IP Settings section of this page (FIG. 15).
Check with your System Administrator for a pre-reserved Static IP Address to be
assigned to the panel. This address must be obtained before continuing with the
Static assignment of the panel.
2. Toggle the DHCP/Static field from the IP Settings section until the choice cycles to Static.
The IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway fields then turn red, noting that they are now usereditable.
3. Press the IP Address field to open a keyboard and enter the Static IP Address provided by the
System Administrator. Press Done after entering the IP address information and repeat the same
process for the Subnet Mask and Gateway fields.
4. Press the optional Host Name field to open the keyboard and enter the Host Name information.
Press Done after assigning the alpha-numeric string of the host name.
5. Press the Primary DNS field to open a Keyboard, enter the Primary DNS Address (provided by the
System Administrator) and press Done when compete. Repeat this process for the Secondary DNS
field.
6. Press the Domain field to open a Keyboard, enter the resolvable domain Address (this is provided
by the System Administrator and equates to a unique Internet name for the panel), and press Done
when complete.
7. Set up the security and communication parameters between the wireless card and the target WAP by
configuring the Wireless Settings section on this page. Refer to the following section for detailed
procedures to set up either a secure or unsecure connection.
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Using the Site Survey tool
This tool allows a user to "sniff out" all transmitting Wireless Access Points within the detection range of
the internal wireless card (FIG. 16). Once the Site Survey button is pressed, the device displays the Site
Survey page, which contains the following categories:
Network Name (SSID) - Wireless Access Point names
Channel (RF) - Channel currently being used by the WAP (Wireless Access Point)
Security Type (if detectable - such as WEP, OPEN and UNKNOWN) - security protocol
enabled on the WAP
Signal Strength - displaying None, Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent
MAC Address - Unique identification of the transmitting Access Point
FIG. 16 Site Survey page
To access the Site Survey Tool:
1. From the Protected Setup page, press the Wireless Settings button to open the Wireless Settings
page.
2. Press the Site Survey button. This action launches the Wireless Site Survey page, which displays a
listing of all detected WAPs in the communication range of the internal card.
The card scans its environment every four seconds and adds any new WAPs found to the list.
Every scan cycle updates the signal strength fields.
Access points are tracked by MAC Address.
If the WAP’s SSID is set as a blank, then N/A is displayed within the SSID field.
If the WAP’s SSID is not broadcast, it will not show up on the Wireless Networks
screen.
If a WAP is displayed in the list is not detected for 10 scans in a row, it is then
removed from the screen. In this way, a user can walk around a building and track
access points as they move in and out of range.
3. Sort the information provided on this page by pressing on a column name. This moves the sorting
arrow to that column, where it may be toggled up or down.
Up arrow - indicates that the information is being sorted in a descending order.
Down arrow - indicates that the information is being sorted in an ascending order.
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If the panel detects more than 10 WAPs, the Up/Down arrows at the far right side of
the page become active (blue) and allow the user to scroll through the list of entries.
4. Select a desired Access Point by touching the corresponding row. The up arrow and down arrow
will be grayed out if ten or fewer access points are detected. If more are detected, then they will be
enabled as appropriate so that the user can scroll through the list.
5. With the desired WAP selected and highlighted, click the Connect button to be directed to the
selected security mode’s Settings page with the SSID field filled in. From there, either Cancel the
operation or fill in any necessary information fields and then click Save.
Selecting an Open, WEP, and WPA-PSK Access Point and then clicking Connect will open the
corresponding Settings page. For any other security mode, clicking Connect will only return to the
previous page without any information being entered.
In an Open security mode, after selection and connection to a target WAP, the SSID name of
the selected WAP is saved for the open security mode.
In a Static WEP security mode, after selection and connection to a WEP Access Point, the user
is then redirected back to the Static WEP security screen, where the SSID field is already filled
out. The user is only required to enter in the remaining WEP key settings.
A similar process occurs for WPA-PSK access points. For any other situation, the security
mode switches back to the previous page and security and connection parameters must be
entered in as usual.
Step 2: Configure the Card’s Wireless Security Settings
The second step in setting up the wireless card is to configure the Wireless Settings section of the
Wireless Settings page. This section configures both the communication and security parameters from
the internal wireless card to the WAP. The procedures outlined within the following sections for an
802.11g card facilitate a common security configuration to a target WAP.
Refer to the Appendix B: Wireless Technology section on page 156 for more information on other
security methods.
After setting up the wireless card parameters, configure the communication parameters for the target
Master; see Step 3: Choose a Master Connection Mode section on page 33.
Configuring the device’s wireless card for unsecured access to a WEP
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Press the Wireless Settings button (located on the lower-left) to open the Wireless Settings page
(FIG. 17).
2. Enter the SSID information by:
Automatically filling it by pressing the Site Survey button. From the Site Survey page,
choosing an Open WAP from within the Site Survey page and then pressing the Connect
button at the bottom of the page (FIG. 18).
Manually entering the SSID information into the appropriate fields by following steps 7
through 9.
3. From within the Wireless Security section, press the Open (Clear Text) button to open the Open
(Clear Text) Settings dialog (FIG. 19). An Open security method does not utilize any encryption
methodology, but does require that an alpha-numeric SSID be entered. This method sends out
network packets as unencrypted text.
4. Press the red SSID field to display an on-screen Network Name (SSID) keyboard.
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Wireless card
security settings
MVP connection
IP info
FIG. 17 Wireless Settings page (showing a sample unsecured configuration)
Select an OPEN
(unsecured) WAP
Connecting to the
WAP begins the
communication.
FIG. 18 Site Survey of available WAPS (Unsecured WAP shown selected)
Required information:
- SSID (Network Name used by the Target WAP)
By default, this field displays the
SSID - AMX
FIG. 19 Wireless Settings page - Open (Clear Text) security method
5. In this keyboard, enter the SSID name used on the target Wireless Access Point (case sensitive).
The card should be given the SSID used by the target WAP. If this field is left blank, the unit
will attempt to connect to the first available WAP. By default, all WAP250Gs use AMX as
their assigned SSID value.
One of the most common problems associated with connection to a WAP involves an incorrect
SSID. Make sure to maintain the same case when entering the SSID information. ABC is not
the same as Abc.
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6. Click Done when complete.
7. From the Open (Clear Text) Settings page (FIG. 19), press the Save button to incorporate the new
information into the device and begin the communication process.
8. Verify the proper configuration in the fields in the IP Settings section. Refer to Step 1: Configure the
Device’s Wireless IP Settings (MVP-5150 Only) section on page 23 for detailed information.
9. Press the Back button to return to the Protected Setup page and press the on-screen Reboot button
to save any changes and restart the device. Remember that the connection must be configured to a
target Master from the System Settings page.
10. After the panel restarts, return to the Wireless Settings page’s RF Link Info section and verify the
link quality and signal strength:
The descriptions are None, Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent (FIG. 17).
The signal strength field should provide some descriptive text regarding the strength
of the connection to a Wireless Access Point. If no signal or no IP Address is
displayed, configuration of the network could be required.
Automatically setting SSID
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Select Wireless Settings.
2. Press the Site Survey button at the bottom of the page.
3. Select a WEP secured WAP from within the Site Survey page, and press the Connect button
(FIG. 20). .
Select a target
WAP with the desired
level of security
Connecting to the WAP
begins the communication
FIG. 20 Site Survey of available WAPs (Secured WAP shown selected)
4. If the security is not handled automatically, the information must be entered manually from the
Wireless Security menu.
Manually setting SSID
From the Protected Setup page:
1. Select Wireless Settings.
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2. Locate the Wireless Security menu (FIG. 21).
FIG. 21 Wireless Security page
3. Press the Static WEP button to open the Static WEP Settings dialog (FIG. 22).
Requ ired In formation:
-
SSI D (Net work Name used by t he Target WAP)
Encryption Method
Passphrase
WE P Key assignment
Authentication Met hod
FIG. 22 Wireless Settings page - Static WEP security method
4. Press the SSID field. From the Network Name (SSID) keyboard, enter the SSID name used by the
target Wireless Access Point (case sensitive), and press Done when finished.
The card should be given the SSID used by the target WAP. If this field is left blank, the device
will attempt to connect to the first available WAP.
One of the most common problems associated with connection to a WAP arises because of an
improperly entered SSID. The same case must be maintained when entering this information.
ABC is not the same as Abc.
The alpha-numeric string is AMX by default, but can later be changed to any 32-character
entry. This string must be duplicated within the Network Name (SSID) field on the WAP. As an
example, if the SSID is MINISTRY, this word and the case within must match both the
Network Name (SSID) field on the touch panel’s Network Name SSID field and on the WAP’s
Basic Wireless Configuration page.
5. Toggle the Encryption field (FIG. 22) until it reads either 64 Bit Key Size or 128 Bit Key Size.
The 64/128 selection reflects the bit-level of encryption security. This WEP encryption level must
match the encryption level being used on the WAP.
WEP will not work unless the same Default Key is set on both the panel and the
Wireless Access Point. For example: if the Wireless Access Point has been set to
default key 4 (which was 01:02:03:04:05), the panel’s key 4 must be set to
01:02:03:04:05.
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6. Toggle the Default Key field to choose a WEP Key value (from 1- 4) that matches what will be used
on the target. This value MUST MATCH on both devices.
These WEP Key identifier values must match for both devices.
7. Press the particular WEP Keys button to launch the WEP Passphrase keyboard.
8. Within the WEP Passphrase keyboard (FIG. 23), enter a character string or word (such as
AMXPanel) and press Done when finished.
FIG. 23 WEP Passphrase Keyboard
For example, enter the word AMXPanel using a 128-bit hex digit encryption. After pressing
Done, the on-screen Current Key field displays a long string of characters, separated by
colons, which represents the encryption key equivalent to the word AMXPanel.
This series of hex digits (26 hex digits for a 128-bit encryption key) should be entered as the
Current Key into both the WAP and onto other communicating Modero panels by using the
WEP Key dialog (FIG. 24).
FIG. 24 WEP Key # Keyboard
9. Write down this Current Key string value for later entry into the WAP’s WEP Key field (typically
entered without colons) and into other communicating panel’s Current Key field.
10. If entering a Current Key generated either by the target WAP or another Modero panel,
within the WEP Keys section, touch the Key # button to launch the WEP Key # keyboard, enter the
characters and press Done when finished.
This Key value corresponds to the Default WEP Key number used on the Wireless Access
Point and selected in the Default Key field.
11. The remaining Current Key field is greyed-out and cannot be altered by the user. The
Authentication button can be toggled between Open and Shared.
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12. Verify that the fields within the IP Settings section have been properly configured. Refer to Step 1:
Configure the Device’s Wireless IP Settings (MVP-5150 Only) section on page 23 for detailed
information.
13. Press the Back button to navigate to the Protected Setup page and press the on-screen Reboot
button to save any changes and restart the panel. Remember that you will need to navigate to the
System Settings page and configure the connection to a target Master.
14. After the panel restarts, return to the Wireless Settings page to verify the Link Quality and Signal
Strength:
The descriptions are None, Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent.
The signal strength field provides some descriptive text regarding the strength of the
connection to a Wireless Access Point. Configuration of the network could be
required if there is no signal or no IP Address is displayed.
Configuring multiple wireless touch panels to communicate to a target WAP
1. For each communicating touch panel, complete all of the steps outlined within the
previousAutomatically setting SSID section on page 29.
2. Navigate back to the Wireless Settings page on each panel.
3. Verify that all communicating Modero panels are using the same SSID, encryption level, Default
Key #, and an identical Current Key value.
As an example, all panels should be set to Default Key #1 and be using aa:bb:cc:dd:ee as the
Current Key string value. This same Key value and Current Key string should be used on the
target WAP.
4. Repeat steps 1 - 3 on each panel.
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Step 3: Choose a Master Connection Mode
Since the MVP-5150 may connect with a Master via USB or Ethernet, this requires a decision on the
type of connection to be made between it and the Master. The MVP-5100 may only use USB for
connection.
To establish a Master connection:
1. From the Protected Setup page, select System Settings.
2. Select Type to toggle between the Master Connection Types USB and Ethernet (FIG. 25).
A USB connection is a direct connection from the panel’s mini-USB port to a corresponding
USB port on the PC (acting as a Virtual Master).
A wireless Ethernet connection involves indirect communication from the panel to a Master
via a wireless connection to the network.
Transferring firmware KIT files over a USB connection should only be done when the
panel is connected to a power supply. If battery power or the wireless connection fails
during a firmware upgrade, the panel flash file system may become corrupted.
FIG. 25 System Settings page
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Panel downloads and firmware updates
The MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 devices support a USB driver for panel downloads and firmware
updates. This means that the devices connect to a host computer for updates through their Mini USB
ports (FIG. 26). All touch panel setup is done through NetLinx Studio and TPDesign4.
Mini-USB Port
FIG. 26 USB Port on the MVP-5100/5150
Firmware downloads require use of the USB Programming Cable (FG10-5965) and a
computer running Windows XP.
Touch panel setup
To prepare the device for USB communication:
1. Turn on the device and wait for it to finish booting up.
2. Make sure that you have downloaded the latest versions of NetLinx Studio and TPDesign4,
available from www.amx.com.
3. Insert the mini-USB end of the USB Programming Cable into the mini-USB port on the device.
Insert the other end into the appropriate USB port on the computer containing the files to be
downloaded.
4. If the connection goes well, the Windows XP machine will detect the device as an unsupported USB
device. It then presents a dialogue box that prompts the user for a suitable driver (FIG. 27):
FIG. 27 Found New Hardware Wizard dialogue box
5. Select Yes, this time only and click on Next.
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6. In the new window:
- Select Use the following IP Address.
Under IP address, provide an IP address. Ensure that it is in the same subnet as the IP address
given to the usb0 interface on the MVP-5100, but make sure that it has a different node
number. The IP address cannot be the same as the panel`s USB IP address.
Under Subnet mask, set the suitable subnet mask.
Click OK.
7. In the next box (FIG. 28), make sure to:
Select Search for the best driver in these locations.
Select Include this location in the search.
Click on Browse.
Select the folder that contains the 'linux.inf' file.
FIG. 28 Found New Hardware Wizard Installation Options dialogue box
8. Click on Next.
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9. The Windows XP machine now searches for the suitable driver (FIG. 29).
FIG. 29 Found New Hardware Wizard while searching for the driver
10. Once the system finds the driver, it displays its choice (FIG. 30). Click Finish to complete the driver
installation.
FIG. 30 Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard
The USB interface will require a static IP address. Proceed to the next steps to set up the IP address on
the USB interface.
In Windows XP:
1. From the Windows XP desktop, click on Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Local
Area Connection. This opens a window listing the currently active network connections.
2. Select the connection to the device name of AMX USB Device Link.
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3. Right click on the selected device and select Properties to open the Local Area Connection
Properties window (FIG. 31).
FIG. 31 Local Area Connection Properties
4. In the Local Area Connection Properties window (FIG. 31) under the General tab, select Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties to open the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties
window. (FIG. 32)
FIG. 32 Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties
5. In the new window:
Select Use the following IP Address.
Under IP address, provide an IP address, ensure that it is in the same subnet as the IP address
given to the USB interface on the device. The IP address for the device can be located on the
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Systems Settings page of the Protected Settings menu, as shown in FIG. 33. (For more
information, refer to the Protected Setup Pages section on page 55.)
IP Address
FIG. 33 IP address location on the System Settings Page
Under Subnet mask, set the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0.
Do not enter the Gateway or DNS information.
Click on OK.
Do not set USB to the same subnet address as the Ethernet card.
6. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, click on OK.
The user should now be able to run any TCP/IP application between the two systems.
After this initial setup, the device may be configured solely by downloading the latest
TPDesign4 file.
Configure a Virtual NetLinx Master via USB
A Virtual NetLinx Master (VNM) is used when the target panel is not actually connected to a physical
NetLinx Master. In this situation, the PC takes on the functions of a Master via a Virtual NetLinx Master.
This connection is made by either using the PC’s Ethernet Address (via TCP/IP using a known PC’s IP
Address as the Master) or using a direct mini-USB connection to communicate directly to the panel. (For
more information on configuring the panel for USB connection, please refer to the Step 1: Configure the
panel for a USB Connection Type section on page 85.)
Before beginning:
1. If using the mini-USB connection, verify the panel has been configured to communicate via USB
within the System Settings page and that the USB driver has been properly configured. If changing
the Master Connection type, reboot the device to save the change.
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2. In NetLinx Studio, select Settings > Master Communication Settings from the Main menu to
open the Master Communication Settings dialog (FIG. 34).
FIG. 34 Master Communications Settings dialog box
3. Click the Communications Settings button to open the Communications Settings dialog (FIG. 35).
FIG. 35 Communications Settings dialog box
4. Click the NetLinx Master radio button in the Platform Selection section.
5. Click the Virtual NetLinx Master radio button in the Transport Connection Option section.
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6. Click the Edit Settings button to open the Virtual NetLinx Master Settings dialog (FIG. 36).
FIG. 36 Virtual NetLinx Master Settings dialog box
7. Select the IP Address for the AMX USB device in the Available Connections section. The IP
address will appear in the Current Connection field. Click OK to save the settings and close the
window.
8. In the Communications Settings dialog box, the IP address for the Virtual NetLinx Master will
appear in the display field. Click OK to save the settings and close the window.
9. In the Master Communications Settings dialog box, the Virtual Master IP address appears in the
Configuration field. Click OK to save the settings and close the window.
10. Click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window to view the devices on the Virtual System.
11. Right-click on Empty Device Tree/System and select Refresh System to re-populate the list.
The System Connection status button turns green after a few seconds to indicate an active
USB connection to the PC via the Virtual Master.
If the System Connection icon does not turn green, check the USB connection and
communication settings and refresh the system.
Connecting to the NetLinx Master via Ethernet (MVP-5150 Only)
1. When using Wireless Ethernet with the MVP-5150, press the listed Mode to toggle through the
available connection modes:
Connection Modes
Mode Description
Procedures
None
No connection
None
Auto
The device connects to the first master that
responds. This setting requires setting the
System Number.
Setting the System Number:
The device connects to the specific IP of a
Master via a TCP connection. This setting
requires setting the Master’s IP.
Setting the Master IP:
The device "listens" for the Master to initiate
contact. This setting requires providing the
Master with the device’s IP.
Confirm that the device IP is on the Master URL
list. Set the Host Name on the device and use it to
locate the device on the Master. Host Name is
particularly useful in the DHCP scenario, where
the IP address can change.
URL
Listen
1. Select the System Number to open the keypad.
2. Set your System Number and select Done.
1. Select the Master IP number to the keyboard.
2. Set the Master IP and select Done.
2. Select the Master Port Number to open the keypad and change this value. The default setting for the
port is 1319.
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3. Set the Master Port and select Done.
4. If you enabled password security on your Master, set the username and password within the device.
5. Select the blank field Username to open the keyboard.
6. Set the Username and select Done.
7. Select the blank field Password to open the keyboard.
8. Set the Password and select Done.
9. Press the Back button to return to the Protected Setup page.
10. Press the Reboot button to reboot the device and confirm changes.
Master Connection to a Virtual Master via Ethernet
When configuring the panel to communicate with a Virtual Master on your PC via
wireless Ethernet, the Master IP/URL field must be configured to match the IP
Address of the PC. Make sure to use the Virtual System value assigned to the Virtual
Master within NetLinx Studio.
Before beginning:
1. Verify that the panel has been configured to communicate with the Wireless Access Point and
confirm that the signal strength quality bargraph is On.
2. In NetLinx Studio, select Settings > Master Communication Settings from the Main menu to
open the Master Communication Settings dialog (FIG. 37).
FIG. 37 Master Communications Settings dialog box
3. Click the Communications Settings button to open the Communications Settings dialog (FIG. 38).
4. Click on the Virtual NetLinx Master radio button (from the Platform Selection section) to indicate
that you are working as a NetLinx Master.
5. Click on the Virtual NetLinx Master radio box from the Transport Connection Option section to
indicate wanting to configure the PC to communicate with a panel. Everything else, such as the
Authentication, is greyed out because the procedure is not being made through the Master’s UI.
6. Click the Edit Settings button in the Communications Settings dialog to open the Virtual NetLinx
Master Settings dialog.
7. From within this dialog, enter a unique System number (default is 1) and note the IP Address of the
target PC being used as the Virtual Master.
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FIG. 38 Communications Settings dialog box
8. Click OK to close the open dialogs, save the settings, and return to the main NetLinx Studio
application.
9. Place the panel in the Table Charging Station or in the Wall Charging Station.
10. After the panel powers up, press and hold down the reset button for 3 seconds to continue with the
setup process and proceed to the Setup page.
11. Select Protected Setup > System Settings to open the System Settings page (FIG. 39).
The System Number is
assigned to the Master
within the AMX
software application
(these must match)
Enter the IP Address
information of the PC
used as a Virtual
Master
When using a Virtual Master,
there is no need to enter a
username and/or password
FIG. 39 Sample System Settings page (for Virtual Master communication)
12. Press the blue Type field (from the Master Connection section) until the choice cycles to the word
Ethernet.
13. Press the Mode field until the choice cycles to the word Auto.
By selecting Auto, the URL field becomes read-only (grey) because the panel pulls this value
directly from the communicating target Master, virtual or not. A Virtual Master system value
can be set within the active AMX software applications such as NetLinx Studio, TPD4, or
IREdit.
14. Press the System Number field to open a Keyboard and enter the Unique System Number of the PC
used as the Virtual Master.
15. Click Done to accept the new value and return to the System Settings page.
16. Do not alter the Master Port Number value, as this is the default value used by NetLinx.
17. Press the Back button to open the Protected Setup page.
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18. Press the on-screen Reboot button to save any changes and restart the panel. The panel will now be
connected to the master.
19. Click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window to view the devices on the Virtual System. The
default System value is one.
20. Right-click on the Empty Device Tree/System entry and select Refresh System to re-populate the
list.
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Setup Pages
Both the MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 feature on-board Setup pages. Use the options in the Setup pages to
access panel information and make various configuration changes.
To access the Setup pages, press the reset button and hold for 3 to 5 seconds (FIG. 40).
Reset button:
Press and hold for 3 seconds
to access the Setup pages.
FIG. 40 Setup Page Access buttons
Setup Pages
The Setup page (FIG. 41) allows quick access to several essential panel properties:
FIG. 41 MVP-5100 main Setup page
Features on this page include:
Setup Page
Navigation Buttons:
The buttons along on the left side of the page provide access to secondary Setup
pages (see following sections).
Connection Status icon: The icon in the upper-right corner of each Setup page provides a constant visual
indication of current connection status.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
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Setup Page (Cont.)
Connection Status:
Displays whether the panel has external communication, as well as the
encryption status of the Master, the connection type (Ethernet or USB), and to
which System the panel is connected.
• Until a connection is established, the message displayed is: “Attempting via
Ethernet” or "Attempting via USB".
• When a connection is established, the message displayed is either: “Connected
via Ethernet “or “Connected via USB “.
• The word “Encrypted” appears when an encrypted connection is established with
a NetLinx Master.
Note: The panel must be rebooted before incorporating any panel communication
changes and to detect Ethernet connections.
Display Timeout:
Indicates the length of time that the panel can remain idle before activating Asleep
mode, causing the device to power down.
• Press the Up/Down buttons to increase/decrease the Display Timeout setting in
5-second increments. Range = 0 seconds to 2 hours.
• Set the timeout value to 0 to disable Sleep mode.
Note: Small timeout values maximize the life of the battery charge.
Disable Timeout on External Power: Pressing this button prevents the panel
from entering Sleep mode and powering down if it is connected to an external
power source, such as a Table or Wall-Mounted Docking Station.
Inactivity Page Flip
Timeout:
Indicates the length of time that the panel can remain idle before automatically
flipping to a pre-selected page.
• Press the Up/Down buttons to increase/decrease the Inactivity Page Flip
Timeout setting. Range = 0 - 240 (minutes).
• Set the timeout value to 0 to disable Inactivity Page Flip mode.
Note: The touch panel page used for the Inactivity page flip is named within a
small Inactivity Page field below the buttons.
Panel Brightness:
Sets the display brightness levels of the panel.
• Press the Brightness Up/Down buttons to adjust the brightness level.
Range = 0 - 100.
NOTE: Be careful not to turn down the brightness too low to be able to see the
Setup page.
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Navigation Buttons
The following Navigation buttons (FIG. 42) appear on the left side of the Setup page:
Press to access the Protected Setup pages.
Press to access the Project Information page in order to view information on
the TPDesign file being used, and Panel Information page in order to view
panel specific information such as resolution and memory.
Press to access the Time page in order to alter the time and date settings on
the Master.
Press to access the Audio page in order to adjust audio parameters
on the panel.
Press to access the Battery page in order to monitor battery status in
the panel.
FIG. 42 Setup Page Navigation Buttons
Protected Setup Pages
Information on the Protected Setup pages is available on page 55.
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Setup Pages
Information Button
The Information button allows access of both the Project Information page, which contains data on the
TPDesign4 file being used with the MVP-5100, and the Panel Information page, which contains detailed
information on the panel itself. To access these pages:
1. Press and hold the Information button until the Project Information button and the Panel
Information button slide from the left.
The Project Information and the Panel Information buttons will be displayed for
three seconds before they slide back behind the Information button, whether or not
the Information button is still being pressed.
2. Press the appropriate button for the information required.
3. To return to the Setup page, press the Back button.
Project Information Page
The Project Information page displays the project properties of the TPDesign4 project file currently
loaded on the panel (FIG. 43).
FIG. 43 Project Information page
Features on this page include:
Project Information Page
Back:
Saves all changes and returns to the previous page.
Connection Status icon: The icon in the upper-right corner of each Setup page provides a constant visual
indication of current connection status.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
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File Name:
Displays the name of the TPDesign4 project file downloaded to the panel.
Designer ID:
Displays the designer information.
File Revision:
Displays the revision number of the file.
Dealer ID:
Displays the dealer ID number (unique to every dealer and entered in TPD4).
Job Name:
Displays the job name.
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Project Information Page (Cont.)
Sales Order:
Displays the sales order information.
Purchase Order:
Displays the purchase order information.
AMX IR 38K Assigned
Port:
Displays the AMX 38 kHz IR channel port used by the IR Emitter on the panel.
• This information is specified in TPD4 (Project Properties > IR Emitters &
Receivers tab).
• For example, if you set the AMX IR 38K Port to 7 and then put a button on the
panel with a channel code of 5 and a port of 7, it will trigger the IR code in slot 5
of the AMX IR 38K Port.
IR User Def1 Port:
Displays the primary channel port used by the IR receiver on the panel.
IR User Def2 Port:
Displays the secondary channel port used by the IR receiver on the panel
Build Number:
Displays the build number information of the TPD4 software used to create the
project file.
Creation Date:
Displays the project creation date.
Revision Date:
Displays the last revision date for the project.
Last Save Date:
Displays the last date the project was saved.
Blink Rate:
Displays the feedback blink rate, in 10-second increments.
Job Comments:
Displays any comments associated to the job (from the TPD4 project file).
Cradle Sensor Port:
Displays the port used by the charging cradle sensor.
Cradle Sensor Channel: Displays the channel used to broadcast the charging cradle sensor status.
IR receivers and transmitters on G4 panels share the device address number of the
panel.
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Panel Information Page
The Panel Information page provides detailed panel information (FIG. 44).
FIG. 44 Panel Information page
Features on this page include:
Panel Information Page
Back:
Saves all changes and returns to the previous page.
Connection Status icon:
The icon in the upper-right corner of each Setup page provides a constant
visual indication of current connection status.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
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Panel Type:
Displays the model of the panel being used.
Firmware Version:
Displays the version number of the G4 firmware loaded on the panel.
Setup Port:
Displays the setup port information (value) being used by the panel.
High Port:
Displays the high port (port count) value for the panel.
High Address:
Displays the high address (address count) value for the panel.
High Channel:
Displays the high channel (channel count) value for the panel.
High Level:
Displays the high level (level count) value being used by the panel.
Serial Number:
Displays the specific serial number value assigned to the panel.
Setup Pages Version:
Displays the type and version of the Setup pages being used by the panel.
Screen Width:
Displays the screen width (in pixels). MVP-5100 = 640 pixels.
Screen Height:
Displays the screen height (in pixels). MVP-5100 = 480 pixels.
Screen Refresh Rate:
Displays the video refresh rate applied to the incoming video signal.
Screen Rotation:
Displays the degree of rotation applied to the on-screen image.
Power Up Page:
Displays the page assigned to display after the panel is powered-up.
Start Up String:
Displays the start-up string.
Wake Up String:
Displays the wake up string used after an activation from a timeout.
Sleep String:
Displays the sleep string used during a panel’s sleep mode.
File System:
Displays the amount of Compact Flash memory available on the panel.
RAM:
Displays the available RAM (or Extended Memory module) on the panel.
Panel Start Time:
Displays the time the panel last started or rebooted.
Bulb Hours:
Displays the number of hours elapsed with the display on full power.
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Time & Date Settings Page
The options on the Time & Date Settings page (FIG. 45) allows setting and adjusting of time and date
information on the NetLinx Master. If the time and/or date on the Master is modified, all connected
devices will be updated to reflect the new information.
FIG. 45 Time and Date Setup page
Both touch panels do not have an on-board clock, so the only way to modify a panel’s
time without altering the Master is via NetLinx Code.
Features on this page include:
Time & Date Setup Page
Back:
Saves all changes and returns to the previous page.
Connection Status icon: The icon in the upper-right corner of each Setup page provides a constant visual
indication of current connection status.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Time Date Refresh/Set:
• The Get Time button retrieves Time and Date information from the Master.
• The Set Time button retains and saves any time/date modifications made on the
panel.
Time Display fields:
• These fields display the time in three formats: STANDARD, STANDARD AM/PM,
and 24 HOUR.
Date Display fields:
• These fields display the calendar date information in several different formats.
Set Date/Time:
Use the Up/Down arrow buttons to adjust the Master’s calendar date and time. The
blue icon indicates which field is currently selected.
• Year range = 2000 - 2199
• Month range = 1 - 12
• Day range = 1 - 31
• Hour = 24-hour military
• Minute range = 0 - 59
• Second range = 0 - 59
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Audio Settings Page
The Audio Settings page allows adjustment of volume levels and panel sounds settings (FIG. 46).
FIG. 46 Audio Settings pages
Features on these pages include:
Audio Settings Page
Back:
Saves all changes and returns to the previous page.
Connection Status icon:
The icon in the upper-right corner of each Setup page provides a constant
visual indication of current connection status.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Default Panel Sounds:
• Activating the Button Hit button plays a default sound when you touch an
active button.
• Activating the Button Miss button plays a default sound when you touch a
non-active button or any area outside of the active button.
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Battery Settings Page
The options on the Battery Settings page allow setting of power warning preferences and battery status
information, and adjustment of the display times for battery warnings (FIG. 47).
FIG. 47 Battery page
Features on this page include:
Battery Page
Back:
Saves all changes and returns to the previous page.
Connection Status icon:
The icon in the upper-right corner of each Setup page provides a constant
visual indication of current connection status.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Charge Status:
The Charge Status bargraph indicates the power charge available from the
battery installed in the panel.
Low Battery Warning:
The Up/Down buttons adjust the time value (in minutes) available on the battery
(for use) before the panel displays a low battery warning. Range - 10 - 45,
default = 15 min.
Panel Shutdown:
This value determines the number of minutes that would need to pass before
the panel automatically shuts-down. Once shutdown, the unit would have to be
restarted. The Up/Down buttons alter the timeout value (in minutes). A value of
0 disables this feature.
Range = 0 - 240, default = 1200 min.
Battery One Charge
Status:
The Battery One Charge Status field indicates the power charge currently
available on the battery.
Battery One Quality:
The Battery One Quality field indicates the maximum charge the battery can
take. Increased use and recharging of the battery will cause the battery’s
maximum charge to decrease over time.
Battery Level Port:
The Battery Level Port field indicates the port being used to report charge
status levels back to the NetLinx Master (set in TPDesign4).
Battery Level:
The Battery Level field indicates the level being used to report status levels
back to the NetLinx Master (set in TPDesign4).
Battery Power Brightness
Limit:
The DISABLE/DISABLED button acts as a power save feature with two options:
• Disable - Clicking on this button deactivates this power save feature. The
panel will use the Panel Brightness level.
• Disabled - Clicking on this button activates the brightness limit set on the
panel, conserving battery power. Activating this feature causes the panel to
function at 80% of full brightness and overrides the Panel Brightness value
set on the Setup page.
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Protected Setup Pages
The Protected Setup page (FIG. 48) provides secured access to advanced panel configuration options,
including communication and security settings. The Protected Setup page is accessed through the Setup
page (please refer to the Setup Pages section on page 45).
To access the Protected Setup pages:
1. Press the reset button and hold for 3 to 5 seconds to access the Setup pages.
2. Select the Protected Setup button on the left side of the screen.
3. Enter the factory default password (1988) into the password keypad to access the page.
FIG. 48 Protected Setup page for the MVP-5150, showing default values
Features on the Protected Setup page for the MVP-5100 include:
Protected Setup Page
Navigation Buttons:
The buttons along on the left side of the page provide access to secondary
Protected Setup pages (see following sections).
Back:
Saves all changes and returns to the previous page.
Connection Status icon:
The icon in the upper-right corner of each Protected Setup page provides a
constant visual indication of current connection status.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Device Number:
• Number -Opens a keypad used to view or change the device number of the
panel.
• Name - Opens a keypad used to view or change the unique device name of
the panel.
Options:
• Function Show - toggles the display of the channel port, channel code, level
port and level code on all touch panel buttons (see FIG. 49).
• Telnet - enables or disables the panel’s telnet server, allowing or preventing
direct telnet communication to the panel.
• Page Tracking - toggles the page tracking function. When enabled, the panel
reports page data to the NetLinx Master.
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Protected Setup Page (Cont.)
System Recovery:
• Reset System Settings - Deletes all of the current configuration parameters
on the panel (including IP Addresses, Device Number assignments,
Passwords, and other presets). This option invokes a Confirmation dialog,
prompting you to confirm your selection before resetting the panel.
• Remove User Pages - Removes all TPD4 touch panel pages currently on the
panel, including the pre-installed AMX Demo pages. This option invokes a
Confirmation dialog, prompting you to confirm your selection before removing
the panel pages.
Note that the YES button on the Confirmation dialog is disabled for 5 seconds
as additional protection against accidentally resetting the panel or removing
the panel pages.
Reboot/Shutdown Panel:
• Pressing the Reboot button causes the panel to reboot after saving any
changes.
• Pressing the Shutdown button causes the panel to shut down after saving
any changes.
Docking Station
• Dock Status - Illuminates when the panel is docked and communicating with
the Charging Station.
• Undock Panel - Releases panel from Wall Mounted Charging Station.
Channel Code
Channel Port
0.20
BUTTON
0,8
Level Port
Channel Code
0,50
Address Port
Address Code
FIG. 49 Function Show example
When the Function Show feature is displayed, the Channel Port and Code will appear
in yellow, the Address Port and Code in green, and the Level Port and Channel Code
in purple.
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The Protected Setup page for the MVP-5100 is slightly different, as some of the functions are disabled
(FIG. 50). The particular functions that are disabled are explained in detail in the Protected Setup
Navigation Buttons section on page 58.
FIG. 50 Protected Setup page for the MVP-5100
Rebooting and shutting down the touch panel
To reboot either the MVP-5100 or the MVP-5150:
1. Access the Protected Setup page.
2. Press the Reboot button.
3. Wait until the panel completes its reboot.
4. Log back into the Protected Setup page, if necessary.
To shut down the panel:
1. Access the Protected Setup page.
2. Press the Shutdown button.
3. Disconnect any power source plugs or USB connections, if necessary.
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Protected Setup Navigation Buttons
The Protected Setup Navigation Buttons (FIG. 51) appear on the left edge of the Protected Setup page.
The Navigation Buttons for the MVP-5100 have different functionality than those for the MVP-5150, as
shown below.
Press to access the System Settings page, which contains IP Settings and Master
Connection information.
Press to access the Wireless Settings page, which allows configuration of wireless
connection settings. (Disabled in the MVP-5100.)
Press to access the Calibration page, which allows proper calibration of the panel.
G4 Web Access is disabled.
Press to access the Passwords Setup page, to specify firmware
and user access passwords.
FIG. 51 Protected Setup Navigation Buttons for the MVP-5100
Press to access the System Settings page, which contains IP Settings and Master
Connection information.
Press to access the Wireless Settings page, which allows configuration of wireless
connection settings. (Disabled in the MVP-5100.)
Press to access the Calibration page, which allows proper calibration of the panel.
P ress to access the G4 Web Control page, which enables and disables remote
display and control of the panel via a web-enabled PC running a VNC client.
Press to access the Passwords Setup page, to specify firmware and user access
passwords.
Press to access the Tools page, for panel connection logs, panel statistics, and the
Connection Utility.
FIG. 52 Protected Setup Navigation Buttons for the MVP-5150
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System Settings Page
The System Settings page (FIG. 53) displays sets the NetLinx Master’s communication settings.
FIG. 53 System Settings page
The elements of this page include:
System Settings Page Elements
Back:
Saves all changes and returns to the previous page.
Connection Status icon:
The icon in the upper-right corner of each Protected Setup page provides a
constant visual indication of current connection status.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
IP Settings:
Switches the IP settings between DHCP and Static. DHCP means that the IP
address and the subnet mask fields are greyed out; in Static, press either of the
fields to open the IP Address and Subnet Mask keypads.
Master Connection:
Sets the NetLinx Master communication values:
Type
Sets the NetLinx Master to communicate with the panel via Ethernet or USB.
This is based on the cable connection from the rear.
• Ethernet is a CAT-5 cable (10/100Base T terminated in an RJ-45 connector)
used to network computers together and is used in most LAN (local area
networks). This description is also used to refer to both wired and wireless
communication. A Wireless Ethernet connection involves indirect
communication from the panel to a Master via a wireless connection to the
network.
• A USB connection is a direct connection from the panel’s mini-USB port to a
corresponding USB port on the PC (acting as a Virtual Master).
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System Setting Page Elements (Cont.)
Mode
Cycles between the connection modes: URL, Listen, NDP(UDP,) URL(UDP),
and Auto.
(Ethernet Only - disabled when USB is selected)
• URL - In this mode, enter the IP/URL, Master Port Number, and username/
password (if used) on the Master. The System Number field is read-only - the
panel obtains this information from the Master.
• Listen - In this mode, add the panel address into the URL List in NetLinx
Studio and set the connection mode to Listen. This mode allows the Modero
touch panel to “listen” for the Master’s communication signals. The System
Number and Master IP/URL fields are read-only.
• NDP(UDP) - In this mode, The System Number and Master IP/URL fields are
read-only.
• URL(UDP) - In this mode, The System Number and Master IP/URL fields are
read-only.
• Auto - In this mode, enter the System Number and a username/password (if
applicable). Use this mode when both the panel and the NetLinx Master are
on the same Subnet and the Master has its UDP feature enabled. The Master
IP/URL field is read-only.
System Number
Allows entry of a system number. Default value is 0 (zero).
(ETHERNET in Auto Mode Only - disabled when USB is selected)
Master IP/URL
Sets the Master IP or URL of the NetLinx Master.
(ETHERNET in URL and URL(UDP) Modes Only - disabled when USB is
selected)
Master Port Number
Allows entry of the port number used with the NetLinx Master. Default = 1319
(ETHERNET Only - disabled when USB is selected)
Username/Password
If the target Master has been previously secured, enter the alpha-numeric string
(into each field) assigned to a pre-configured user profile on the Master. This
profile should have the pre-defined level of access/configuration rights.
NDP Name
Displays the name of the device connecting to the Master.
Refer to the Step 3: Choose a Master Connection Mode section on page 33 for more detailed information
on using the System Settings page.
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Wireless Settings Page (MVP-5150 Only)
Use the options on the Wireless Settings page (FIG. 54) to configure communication settings for the
wireless CF card (802.11b/g), and read the device number assigned to the panel.
Since the MVP-5100 does not have wireless capability, the button to this page is
greyed out in the MVP-5100 Protected Settings page.
FIG. 54 Wireless Settings page (reads from and assigns values to the WAP)
Features on this page include:
Wireless Settings Page
Back:
Saves all changes and returns to the previous page.
Connection Status icon:
The icon in the upper-right corner of each Protected Setup page provides a
constant visual indication of current connection status.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
IP Settings:
DHCP/STATIC
Sets the IP communication values for the panel:
Sets the panel to either DHCP or Static communication modes.
• DHCP - a temporary IP Addresses is assigned to the panel by a DHCP
server. If DHCP is selected, the other IP Settings fields are disabled (see
below).
• Static IP is a permanent IP Address assigned to the panel. If Static IP is
selected, the other IP Settings fields are enabled (see below).
IP Address
Enter the secondary IP address for this panel.
Subnet Mask
Enter the subnetwork address for this panel.
Gateway
Enter the gateway address for this panel.
Host Name
Enter the host name for this panel.
Primary DNS
Enter the address of the primary DNS server used by this panel for host name
lookups.
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Wireless Settings Page (Cont.)
IP Settings (Cont.)
Secondary DNS
Enter the secondary DNS address for this panel.
Domain
Enter a unique name to the panel for DNS look-up.
MAC Address
This unique address identifies the wireless Ethernet card in the panel (readonly).
Active Roaming on
Channels 1, 6, and 11
When enabled, connection allows active roaming between WAPs by switching
between channels 1, 6, and 11 if the other channel is unavailable.
Access Point MAC
Address:
This unique address identifies the Wireless Access Point (WAP) used by this
panel for wireless communication (read-only).
• Site Survey button: Launches the Wireless Site Survey page. The options on
this page allow you to detect (“sniff-out”) all WAPs transmitting within range of
the panel’s Wi-Fi card.
Data displayed on the Site Survey page is categorized by:
- Network Name (SSID) - WAP names
- Channel (RF) - channels currently being used by the WAP
- Security Type - security protocol enabled on the WAP, if detectable
- Signal Strength - None, Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent
- MAC Address - Unique identification of the transmitting Access Point
• Refer to the Using the Site Survey tool section on page 26 for more detailed
information on the SIte Survey page.
• When communicating with a NXA- WAP250G, enter the MAC Address
(BSSID) of the target WAP as the Access Point MAC Address. Refer to the
WAP250G Instruction Manual for more information.
Wireless Security:
Open (Clear Text)
Sets the wireless security method to be used by the panel to connect to the
network. Selecting any of the connection method buttons invokes the relevant
configuration page, with options that allow you to define parameters specific to
the selected method of connection.
This button opens the Open (Clear Text) Settings page (FIG. 56 on page 65).
“Open” security does not utilize any encryption methodology, but requires an
SSID (alpha-numeric) entry. This entry must match the Network Name (SSID)
entry of the target WAP so the panel knows what device it is using to
communicate with the network.
• Refer to the Open (Clear Text) Settings section on page 65 for further details.
Static WEP
This button opens the Static WEP Settings page (FIG. 57 on page 66).
“Static WEP” security requires that both a target WAP be identified and an
encryption method be implemented prior to establishing communication.
• Refer to the Static WEP Settings section on page 66 for further details.
WPA-PSK
This button opens the WPA-PSK Settings page (FIG. 58 on page 68).
“WPA-PSK” security is designed for environments where is it desirable to use
WPA or WPA2, but an 802.1x authentication server is not available.
PSK connections are more secure than WEP and are simpler to configure,
since they implement dynamic keys but share a key between the WAP and the
panel (client).
• Refer to the WPA-PSK Settings section on page 67 for further details.
EAP-PEAP
This button opens the EAP-PEAP Settings page (FIG. 63 on page 74).
“EAP-PEAP” security is designed for wireless environments where it is necessary to securely transmit data over a wireless network.
• Refer to the EAP-PEAP Settings section on page 74 for further details.
• For information on uploading a certificate file, refer to the AMX Certificate
Upload Utility section on page 162.
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Wireless Settings Page (Cont.)
Wireless Security (Cont.):
EAP-TTLS
This button opens the EAP-TTLS Settings page (FIG. 64 on page 76).
“EAP-TTLS” security is designed for wireless environments where having a
Radius server directly validate the identity of the client (panel) is necessary
before allowing it access to the network.
• Refer to the EAP-TTLS Settings section on page 76 for further details.
• For information on uploading a certificate file, refer to the AMX Certificate
Upload Utility section on page 162.
EAP-TLS
This button opens the EAP-TLS Settings page (FIG. 65 on page 78).
“EAP-TLS” security is designed for wireless environments where securely
transmitting data over a wireless network by adding an additional level of
security protocol is necessary via the use of a private key.
• Refer to the EAP-TLS Settings section on page 78 for further details.
• For information on uploading a certificate file, refer to the AMX Certificate
Upload Utility section on page 162.
EAP-LEAP
This button opens the EAP-LEAP Settings page (FIG. 60 on page 70).
“EAP-LEAP” security is designed for wireless environments where it is not
required to have both a client or server certificate validation scheme in place,
yet necessary to securely transmit data over a wireless network.
• Refer to the EAP-LEAP Settings section on page 70.
EAP-FAST
This button opens the EAP-FAST Settings page (FIG. 62 on page 72).
“EAP-FAST” security is designed for wireless environments where security and
ease of setup are equally desirable.
• Refer to the EAP-FAST Settings section on page 72 for further details.
RF Link Info:
These options set communication values for the wireless interface card:
SSID
Displays the currently used SSID of the target WAP.
Channel
The RF channel being used for connection to the WAP (read -only).
Link Quality
Displays the quality of the link from the wireless NIC to the Wireless Access
Point (direct sequence spread spectrum) in real time (None, Poor, Fair, Good,
Very Good, and Excellent).
• Even when link quality is at its lowest you still have a connection, and the
ability to transmit and receive data, even if at lower speeds.
Note: “Link Quality” and “Signal Strength” are applicable to RF connections
only. It is possible to have an RF signal to a WAP, but be unable to communicate with it because of either incorrect IP or encryption settings.
Signal Strength
This indicator displays a description of the signal strength from the Wireless
Access Point connection in real time (None, Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and
Excellent).
SNR (Signal Noise Ratio) is a measure of the relative strength of a wireless RF
connection. Given this value and the link quality above, you can determine the
noise level component of the SNR. For example, if signal strength is high but
the link quality is low, then the cause of the link degradation is noise. However,
if signal strength is low and link quality is low the cause would simply be signal
strength.
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Wireless Security
The options on the Wireless Security section (FIG. 55) include the wireless security methods supported
by the NXA-WC80211GCF Wi-Fi card. These security methods incorporate WPA, WPA2, and EAP
technology, some of which require the upload of unique certificate files to a target panel. Refer to the
Appendix B: Wireless Technology section on page 156 for further information.
Some encryption and security features may or may not be supported:
Wireless Security Support
802.11g Wi-Fi CF card: • Open (Clear Text)
• Static WEP (64-bit and 128-bit key lengths)
• WPA-PSK
• EAP security (with and without certificates)
• WAP Site Survey
Refer to the Configuring Wireless Network Access (MVP-5150 Only) section on page 23 for more
information on configuring the panel for wireless network access using the various security options.
FIG. 55 Wireless Security section
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Open (Clear Text) Settings
Press the Open (Clear Text) button to open the Open (Clear Text) Settings page (FIG. 56).
FIG. 56 Wireless Settings page - Open (Clear Text) Settings
Open security does not utilize any encryption methodology, but requires an SSID (alpha-numeric) entry.
This entry must match the Network Name (SSID) entry of the target WAP so the panel knows what
device it is using to communicate with the network.
Open (Clear Text) Settings
SSID (Service Set Identifier):
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter the SSID name used on the target
WAP. The SSID is a unique name used by the WAP, and is assigned to all
panels on that network. An SSID is required by the WAP before the panel is
permitted to join the network.
• The SSID is case sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters.
• Make sure this setting is the same for all points in your wireless network.
• NXA-WAP250Gs use AMX as their default SSID.
• If this field is left blank, the panel will attempt to connect to the first available
WAP.
Save/Cancel:
• Save - store the new security information, apply changes, and return to the
previous page.
• Cancel - discard changes and return to the previous page.
Refer to the Configuring Wireless Network Access (MVP-5150 Only) section on page 23 and the Using
the Site Survey tool section on page 26 for further details on these security options.
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Static WEP Settings
Press the Static WEP button to open the Static WEP Settings page (FIG. 57).
FIG. 57 Wireless Settings page - Static WEP Settings
Static WEP security requires that both a target WAP be identified and an encryption method be
implemented prior to establishing communication. In addition to providing both Open and Shared
Authentication capabilities, this page also supports Hexadecimal and ASCII keys.
Static WEP Settings
SSID (Service Set Identifier):
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter the SSID name used on the target
WAP. The SSID is a unique name used by the WAP, and is assigned to all
panels on that network. An SSID is required by the WAP before the panel is
permitted to join the network.
• The SSID is case sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters.
• Make sure this setting is the same for all points in your wireless network.
• NXA-WAP250Gs use AMX as their default SSID.
• If this field is left blank, the panel will attempt to connect to the first available
WAP.
WEP 64 / WEP 128:
Cycles through the available encryption options: 64 or 128 Bit Key Size.
“WEP” (Wired Equivalent Privacy) is an 802.11 security protocol designed to
provide wireless security equivalent to wired networks.
• WEP64 enables WEP encryption using a 64 Bit Key Size. All packets are
transmitted with their contents encrypted using the Default WEP Key.
• WEP128 enables WEP encryption using a 128 Bit Key Size. All packets are
transmitted with their contents encrypted using the Default WEP Key.
• If the key is not the correct size, the system will resize it to match the
number of bits required for the WEP encryption mode selected.
Default Key:
Cycles through the four available WEP key identifiers to select a WEP key to
use. As the Default Key value is altered (through selection) the corresponding
“Current Key” is displayed. Each Current Key corresponds to a WEP key.
This feature is useful for accessing different networks without having to
re-enter that networks’ WEP key. It is also sometimes used to set up a
rotating key schedule to provide an extra layer of security.
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Static WEP Settings (Cont.)
WEP Keys:
This feature provides another level of security by selecting up to four WEP
Keys.
Push any of the four buttons to open an on-screen keyboard. Both ASCII and
HEX keys are supported. Up to four keys can be configured for both.
• An ASCII key utilizes either 5 or 13 ASCII characters
• A HEX key utilizes either 10 or 26 Hexidecimal characters
Press Done to accept any changes and save the new value.
Note: A 64-bit key will be 10 characters in length while a 128-bit key will be
26 characters in length. The length of the key entered determines the level of
WEP encryption employed (64 or 128-bit). 128-bit keys may be used if
supported by the internal wireless card.
Current Key:
Displays the current WEP key in use.
• When working with a single panel and a single WAP, manually entering the
Current Key from the WAP into the selected WEP Key is recommended.
• When working with a single WAP and multiple panels, generating a Current
Key using the same passphrase on all panels and then entering the
panel-produced WEP key manually into the Wireless Access Point is
recommended.
• Keys may also be examined by touching the key buttons and noting the
keyboard initialization text.
• Use the on-screen keyboard’s Clear button to erase stored key information.
Authentication:
Toggles between the two authentication modes: Open (broadcast publicly) or
Shared (encrypted).
• An Open network allows connections from any client without authentication.
• A Shared network requires the client to submit a key which is shared by the
network WAP before it is given permission to associate with the network. In
this case the key is the same as the WEP encryption key.
In either case, if WEP encryption has been enabled, the client will still require
the WEP key to encrypt and decrypt packets in order to communicate with the
network.
Save/Cancel:
• Save - store the new security information, apply changes, and return to the
previous page.
• Cancel - discard changes and return to the previous page.
Refer to the Configuring Wireless Network Access (MVP-5150 Only) section on page 23 and the Using
the Site Survey tool section on page 26 for further details on these security options.
WPA-PSK Settings
Press the WPA-PSK button to opens the WPA-PSK dialog (FIG. 58).
WPA-PSK security is designed for environments where using WPA or WPA2 is desirable, but an 802.1x
authentication server is not available. PSK connections are more secure than WEP and are simpler to
configure, since they implement dynamic keys but share a key between the WAP and the panel (client).
Using WPA-PSK, the encryption on the WAP could either be WPA or WPA2. The firmware in the panel
will automatically connect to the WAP using the correct encryption. The WPA encryption type is
configured on the WAP, not in the firmware.
WAPs do not display “WPA” or “WPA2” on their configuration screens:
WPA is normally displayed as TKIP.
WPA2 is normally displayed as AES CCMP.
The following fields are required: SSID and Password/Pass Phrase.
Enter the SSID of the WAP.
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FIG. 58 Wireless Settings page - WPA-PSK Settings
Enter a pass phrase with a minimum of 8 characters and a maximum of 63.
The exact same pass phrase (including capitalization) must be entered in the access point.
WPA-PSK Settings
SSID (Service Set Identifier):
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter the SSID name used on the target
WAP. The SSID is a unique name used by the WAP, and is assigned to all
panels on that network. An SSID is required by the WAP before the panel is
permitted to join the network.
• The SSID is case sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters.
• Make sure this setting is the same for all points in your wireless network.
• NXA-WAP250Gs use AMX as their default SSID.
• If this field is left blank, the panel will attempt to connect to the first available
WAP.
Password/Pass Phrase:
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter a passphrase (password).
• This alpha-numeric string must use a minimum of 8 characters and a
maximum of 63.
• The exact pass phrase string (including capitalization) must be entered on
the target WAP.
WPA-PSK Settings (Cont.)
Save/Cancel:
• Save - store the new security information, apply changes, and return to the
previous page.
• Cancel - discard changes and return to the previous page.
Refer to the Configuring Wireless Network Access (MVP-5150 Only) section on page 23 for
details on these security options.
Refer to the Using the Site Survey tool section on page 26 for more information on using this
tool.
EAP Security & Server Certificates - Overview
The following EAP types all support a server certificate:
EAP-PEAP
EAP-TTLS
EAP-TLS
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All three of these certificate-using security methods are documented in the following sections. EAP
Authentication goes a step beyond simply encrypting data transfers, but also requires that a set of
credentials be validated before the client (panel) is allowed to connect to the rest of the network
(FIG. 59). Please note that no user intervention is necessary during this process, as it proceeds
automatically based on the configuration parameters entered into the panel.
LAN
802.1x
(EAP over Wireless)
Client - Panel
(supplicant)
Authenticator
(Wireless Access Point)
Authentication Server
(RADIUS Server)
FIG. 59 EAP security method in process
A server certificate file uses a certificate installed in a panel so that the RADIUS server can be validated
before the panel tries to connect to it. The field name associated with this file is Certificate Authority.
If a server certificate is used, it should first be downloaded into the panel and the Certificate Authority
field should then be set to the name of that certificate file. No file path should be used for this setting, as
all certificates are stored in a specific directory that the user cannot control or change. The most secure
connection method uses a server certificate.
If no server certificate will be used, this field should be left blank. If the field contains a file name, then a
valid certificate file with the same file name must be previously installed on the panel. Otherwise the
authentication process will fail.
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EAP-LEAP Settings
Press the EAP-LEAP button to open the EAP-LEAP Settings page (FIG. 60).
FIG. 60 Wireless Settings page - EAP-LEAP Settings
EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) is an Enterprise authentication protocol that can be used in
both wired and wireless network environments. EAP requires the use of an 802.1x Authentication
Server, also known as a Radius server. The configuration fields described below take variable length
strings as inputs. An on-screen keyboard is opened when these fields are selected.
LEAP (Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol) was developed to transmit authentication
information securely in a wireless network environment.
LEAP does not use client (panel) or server (RADIUS) certificates, and is therefore
one of the least secure EAP security methods. However, it can be utilized
successfully by implementing sufficiently complex passwords.
EAP-LEAP security is designed for wireless environments where having a client or server certificate
validation scheme in place is not required, yet necessary to transmit data securely over a wireless
network.
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SSID (Service Set Identifier):
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter the SSID name used on the target
WAP.
The SSID is a unique name used by the WAP, and is assigned to all panels
on that network. An SSID is required by the WAP before the panel is
permitted to join the network.
• The SSID is case sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters.
• Make sure this setting is the same for all points in the wireless network.
• NXA-WAP250Gs use AMX as their default SSID.
• With EAP security, the SSID of the WAP must be entered. If it is left blank,
the panel will try to connect to the first access point detected that supports
EAP. However, a successful connection is not guaranteed because the
detected WAP may be connected to a RADIUS server, which may not
support this EAP type and/or have the proper user identities configured.
Identity:
Opens an on-screen keyboard. Enter an EAP Identity string (used by the
panel to identify itself to an Authentication (RADIUS) Server).
Note: This information is similar to a username used to login to a secured
server or workstation. This works in tandem with the Password string which is
similar to the password entered to gain access to a secured workstation.
Typically, this is in the form of a username such as jdoe@amx.com.
Password:
Opens an on-screen keyboard. Enter the network password string specified
for the user entered within the Identity field (used by the panel to identify itself
to an Authentication (RADIUS) Server)
Note: This information is similar to the password entered to gain access to a
secured workstation.
Save/Cancel:
• Save - store the new security information, apply changes, and return to the
previous page.
• Cancel - discard changes and return to the previous page.
Refer to the EAP Authentication section on page 160 for further details on these security
options.
Refer to FIG. 61 for an example of how a typical EAP-LEAP system configuration page
should appear.
FIG. 61 EAP-LEAP sample Cisco System Security page
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EAP-FAST Settings
Press the EAP-FAST button to open the EAP-FAST Settings dialog (FIG. 62).
FIG. 62 Wireless Settings page - EAP-FAST Settings
EAP-FAST (Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling) security was designed for wireless
environments where security and ease of setup are equally desirable. EAP-FAST uses a certificate file,
however it can be configured to download the certificate automatically the first time the panel attempts to
authenticate itself. Automatic certificate downloading is convenient but slightly less secure, since its the
certificate is transferred wirelessly and could theoretically be “sniffed-out”.
EAP-FAST Settings
SSID (Service Set Identifier):
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter the SSID name used on the target
WAP.
The SSID is a unique name used by the WAP, and is assigned to all panels
on that network. An SSID is required by the WAP before the panel is
permitted to join the network.
• The SSID is case sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters.
• Make sure this setting is the same for all points in the wireless network.
• NXA-WAP250Gs use AMX as their default SSID.
• With EAP security, the SSID of the WAP must be entered. If it is left blank,
the panel will try to connect to the first access point detected that supports
EAP. However, a successful connection is not guaranteed because the
detected WAP may be connected to a RADIUS server, which may not
support this EAP type and/or have the proper user identities configured.
Identity:
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter an EAP Identity string (used by the
panel to identify itself to an Authentication (RADIUS) Server).
Note: This information is similar to a username used to login to a secured
server or workstation. This works in tandem with the Password string which is
similar to the password entered to gain access to a secured workstation.
Typically, this is in the form of a username such as: jdoe@amx.com.
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Anonymous Identity:
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter an IT provided alphanumeric string
which (similar to the username) is used as the identity, but that does not
represent a real user.
This information is used as a fictitious name which might be seen by sniffer
programs during the initial connection and setup process between the panel
and the Radius server. In this way the real identity (username) is protected.
Typically, this is in the form of a fictitious username, such as
anonymous@amx.com
Password:
Opens an on-screen keyboard. Enter the network password string specified
for the user entered within the Identity field (used by the panel to identify itself
to an Authentication (RADIUS) Server)
Note: This information is similar to the password entered to gain access to a
secured workstation.
Automatic PAC
Provisioning:
This selection toggles PAC (Protected Access Credential) Provisioning Enabled (automatic) or Disabled (manual).
• If Enabled is selected, the following PAC File Location field is disabled,
because the search for the PAC file is done automatically.
• If Disabled is selected, the user is required to manually locate a file
containing the PAC shared secret credentials for use in authentication. In
this case, the IT department must create a PAC file and then transfer it into
the panel using the AMX Certificate Upload application.
Note: Even when automatic provisioning is enabled, the PAC certificate is
only downloaded the first time that the panel connects to the RADIUS server.
This file is then saved into the panel's file system and is then reused from
then on. It is possible for the user to change a setting, such as a new Identity,
that would invalidate this certificate. In that case, the panel must be forced to
download a new PAC file. To do this, set Automatic PAC Provisioning to
Disabled and then back to Enabled. This forces the firmware to delete the old
file and request a new one.
PAC File Location:
This field is used when the previous Automatic PAC Provisioning option has
been Disabled.
• When pressed, the panel displays an on-screen PAC File Location
keyboard which allows you to enter the name of the file containing the PAC
shared secret credentials for use in authentication.
• This field is only valid when the automatic PAC provisioning feature has
been enabled via the previous field.
Save/Cancel:
• Save - store the new security information, apply changes, and return to the
previous page.
• Cancel - discard changes and return to the previous page.
Refer to the EAP Authentication section on page 160 and the Using the Site Survey tool section on
page 26 for further details on these security options.
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EAP-PEAP Settings
Press the EAP-PEAP button to open the EAP-PEAP Settings page (FIG. 63).
FIG. 63 Wireless Settings page - EAP-PEAP Settings
PEAP (Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol) was developed as a way to securely transmit
authentication information, such as passwords, over a wireless network environment. PEAP uses only
server-side public key certificates and therefore does not need a client (panel) certificate which makes
the configuration and setup easier.
The PEAP protocol has two main versions:
PEAPv0
PEAPv1
PEAP uses several inner authentication mechanisms, the most common of which are:
MSCHAPv2 with PEAPv0
GTC with PEAPv1
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EAP-PEAP security is designed for wireless environments where it is necessary to transmit data securely
over a wireless network.
EAP-PEAP Settings
SSID (Service Set Identifier):
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter the SSID name used on the target
WAP. The SSID is a unique name used by the WAP, and is assigned to all
panels on that network. An SSID is required by the WAP before the panel is
permitted to join the network.
• The SSID is case sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters.
• Make sure this setting is the same for all points in the wireless network.
• NXA-WAP250Gs use AMX as their default SSID.
• With EAP security, the SSID of the WAP must be entered. If it is left blank,
the panel will try to connect to the first access point detected that supports
EAP. However, a successful connection is not guaranteed because the
detected WAP may be connected to a RADIUS server, which may not
support this EAP type and/or have the proper user identities configured.
Identity:
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter an EAP Identity string (used by the
panel to identify itself to an Authentication (RADIUS) Server).
Note: This information is similar to a username used to login to a secured
server or workstation. This works in tandem with the Password string, which
is similar to the password entered to gain access to a secured workstation.
Typically, this is in the form of a username such as jdoe@amx.com.
Password:
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter the network password string specified
for the user entered within the Identity field (used by the panel to identify itself
to an Authentication (RADIUS) Server)
Note: This information is similar to the password entered to gain access to a
secured workstation.
Certificate Authority:
When pressed, the panel displays an on-screen Certificate Authority (CA)
File Location keyboard, which allows you to enter the name of the certificate
authority file which is used to validate the server certificate.This field is
optional.
If a server certificate is used, it should first be downloaded into the panel and
the Certificate Authority field should then be set to the name of that certificate
file. No file path should be used for this setting as all certificates are stored in
a specific directory that the user cannot control or change.
Use the on-screen keyboard’s Clear button to erase completely any
previously stored network path information.
PEAP Version:
When pressed, this field cycles through the choices of available PEAP:
PEAPv0, PEAPv1, or PEAPv1 w/peaplabel=1.
Inner Authentication Type:
When pressed, this field cycles through the choices of available Inner
Authentication mechanisms supported by the Devicescape Secure Wireless
Client. The most commonly used are: MSCHAPv2 and GTC.
• MSCHAPv2 (used with PEAPv0)
• GTC (used with PEAPv1)
• OTP
• MD5
Save/Cancel:
• Save - store the new security information, apply changes, and return to the
previous page.
• Cancel - discard changes and return to the previous page.
Refer to the EAP Authentication section on page 160 and the Using the Site Survey tool section on
page 26 for further details on these security options.
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EAP-TTLS Settings
Press the EAP-TTLS button to open the EAP-TTLS Settings page (FIG. 64).
FIG. 64 Wireless Settings page - EAP-TTLS Settings
TTLS (EAP Tunneled Transport Layer Security) is an authentication method that does not use a client
certificate to authenticate the panel. However. this method is more secure than PEAP because it does not
broadcast the identity of the user. Setup is similar to PEAP, but differs in the following areas:
An anonymous identity must be specified until the secure tunnel between the panel and the
Radius server is setup to transfer the real identity of the user.
There is no end-user ability to select from the different types of PEAP.
Additional Inner Authentication choices are available to the end-user.
EAP-TTLS security is designed for wireless environments where the Radius server needs to validate
directly the identity of the client (panel) before allowing it access to the network. This validation is done
by tunneling a connection through the WAP and directly between the panel and the Radius server. Once
the client is identified and then validated, the Radius server disconnects the tunnel and allows the panel
to access the network directly via the target WAP.
EAP-TTLS Settings
SSID (Service Set Identifier):
Opens an on-screen keyboard to enter the SSID name used on the target
WAP.
The SSID is a unique name used by the WAP, and is assigned to all panels
on that network. An SSID is required by the WAP before the panel is
permitted to join the network.
• The SSID is case sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters.
• Make sure this setting is the same for all points in the wireless network.
• NXA-WAP250Gs use AMX as their default SSID.
• With EAP security, the SSID of the WAP must be entered. If it is left blank,
the panel will try to connect to the first access point detected that supports
EAP. However, a successful connection is not guaranteed because the
detected WAP may be connected to a RADIUS server, which may not
support this EAP type and/or have the proper user identities configured.
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EAP-TTLS Settings (Cont.)
Identity:
Opens an on-screen keyboard. Enter an EAP Identity string (used by the
panel to identify itself to an Authentication (RADIUS) Server).
Note: This information is similar to a username used to login to a secured
server or workstation. This works in tandem with the Password string which is
similar to the password entered to gain access to a secured workstation.
Typically, this is in the form of a username such as: jdoe@amx.com.
Anonymous Identity:
Opens an on-screen keyboard. Enter an IT provided alpha-numeric string
which (similar to the username) used as the identity, but that does not
represent a real user.
This information is used as a fictitious name which might be seen by sniffer
programs during the initial connection and setup process between the panel
and the Radius server. In this way the real identity (username) is protected.
Typically, this is in the form of a fictitious username such as:
anonymous@amx.com
Password:
Opens an on-screen keyboard. Enter the network password string specified
for the user entered within the Identity field (used by the panel to identify itself
to an Authentication (RADIUS) Server)
Note: This information is similar to the password entered to gain access to a
secured workstation.
Certificate Authority:
When pressed, the panel displays an on-screen Certificate Authority (CA)
File Location keyboard which allows you to enter the name of the certificate
authority file which is used to validate the server certificate. This field is
optional.
If a server certificate is used, it should first be downloaded into the panel and
the Certificate Authority field should then be set to the name of that certificate
file. No file path should be used for this setting as all certificates are stored in
a specific directory that the user cannot control or change.
Use the on-screen keyboard’s Clear button to completely erase any
previously stored network path information.
Inner Authentication Type:
When pressed, this field cycles through the choices of available Inner
Authentication mechanisms supported include:
• EAP-MSCHAPv2
• EAP-GTC
• EAP-OTP
• EAP-MD5
• MSCHAPv2
• MSCHAP
• PAP
• CHAP
Save/Cancel:
• Save - store the new security information, apply changes, and return to the
previous page.
• Cancel - discard changes and return to the previous page.
Refer to the EAP Authentication section on page 160 and the Using the Site Survey tool section on
page 26 for further details on these security options.
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EAP-TLS Settings
Press the EAP-TLS button to open the EAP-TLS Settings page (FIG. 65).
FIG. 65 Wireless Settings page - EAP-TLS Settings
TLS (Transport Layer Security) was the original standard wireless LAN EAP authentication protocol.
TLS requires additional work during the deployment phase, but provides additional security since even a
compromised password is not enough to break into an EAP-TLS protected wireless network
environment.
EAP-TLS security is designed for wireless environments where it is necessary to securely transmit data
over a wireless network by adding an additional level of security protocol via the use of a private key.
EAP-TLS Settings
SSID (Service Set Identifier):
Opens an on-screen keyboard for entering the SSID name used on the target
WAP. The SSID is a unique name used by the WAP, and is assigned to all
panels on that network. An SSID is required by the WAP before the panel is
permitted to join the network.
• The SSID is case sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters.
• Make sure this setting is the same for all points in the wireless network.
• NXA-WAP250Gs use AMX as their default SSID.
• With EAP security, the SSID of the WAP must be entered. If it is left blank,
the panel will try to connect to the first access point detected that supports
EAP. However, a successful connection is not guaranteed because the
detected WAP may be connected to a RADIUS server, which may not
support this EAP type and/or have the proper user identities configured.
Identity:
Opens an on-screen keyboard for entering an EAP Identity string (used by
the panel to identify itself to an Authentication (RADIUS) Server).
Note: This information is similar to a username used to login to a secured
server or workstation. This works in tandem with the Password string, which
is similar to the password entered to gain access to a secured workstation.
Typically, this is in the form of a username such as: jdoe@amx.com.
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EAP-TLS Settings (Cont.)
Certificate Authority:
When pressed, the panel displays an on-screen Certificate Authority (CA)
File Location keyboard, for entering the name of the certificate authority file
which is used to validate the server certificate.
This field is optional.
If a server certificate is used, it should first be downloaded into the panel and
the Certificate Authority field should then be set to the name of that certificate
file. No file path should be used for this setting, as all certificates are stored in
a specific directory that the user cannot control or change.
• Use the on-screen keyboard’s Clear button to completely erase any
previously stored network path information.
Client Certificate:
Opens an on-screen keyboard for entering the name of the file containing the
client (panel) certificate for use in certifying the identity of the client (panel).
• Refer to the Client certificate configuration section on page 80 for
information regarding Client Certificates and their parameters.
Private Key:
When pressed, the panel displays an on-screen Client Private Key File
Location keyboard for entering the name of the file containing the private key.
• Use the on-screen keyboard’s Clear button to completely erase any
previously stored network path information.
Private Key password:
This field should only be used if the Private Key is protected with a password.
If no password protection is associated with the Private Key, then this field
should be left blank.
• When pressed, the panel displays an on-screen Private Key Password
keyboard which allows you to enter an alpha-numeric password string.
• Use the on-screen keyboard’s Clear button to completely erase any
previously stored network path information.
Save/Cancel:
• Save - store the new security information, apply changes, and return to the
previous page.
• Cancel - discard changes and return to the previous page.
Refer to the EAP Authentication section on page 160 for further details on these security
options.
Refer to the Using the Site Survey tool section on page 26 for more information on using this
feature.
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Client certificate configuration
A client certificate can be configured by an IT department in several ways. The client certificate and
private key can both be incorporated into one file or split into two separate files. In addition, the file
format used by these files could be PEM, DER, or PKCS12. These formats are described later in this
section. The following table describes how to fill in the fields for each possible case.
Client Certificate Configuration
Certificate Configuration
Client Certificate Field Private Key Field
Single file contains both the client certificate and
the private key. Format is: PEM or DER.
Enter the file name
Enter the same file name
First file contains the client certificate, second file
contains the private key. Format is: PEM or DER.
Enter the first file name
Enter the second file name
Single file contains both the client certificate and
the private key. Format is: PKCS12
Leave this field blank
Enter the file name
First file contains the client certificate, second file
contains the private key. Format is: PKCS12
Not supported
Not supported
AMX supports the following security certificates
PEM (Privacy Enhanced Mail)
DER (Distinguished Encoding Rules)
PKCS12 (Public Key Cryptography Standard #12)
PKCS12 files are frequently generated by Microsoft certificate applications.
Otherwise, PEM is more common.
Certificate files frequently use 5 file extensions. It can be confusing because there is not a one to one
correspondence. The following table shows the possible file extension used for each certificate type:
Certificates and their Extensions
Certificate Type
PEM
Possible File Extensions
.cer
.pem
.pvk
DER
.cer
.der
PKCS12
.pfx
Please note which certificate types are supported by the different certificate fields used on the
configuration screens (PEAP, TTLS, and TLS). The following table outlines the firmware fields and their
supported certificate types.
Certificate Types Supported by the Modero Firmware
Configuration Field Name Certificate File Type Supported
Certificate Authority field
80
PEM and DER
Client Certificate field
PEM and DER
Private Key field
.PEM, DER, and PKCS12
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Calibration Page
The Calibration page (FIG. 66) allows you to calibrate the touch panel for accurate button selection.
FIG. 66 Calibration page
1. Press and hold the reset button for 6 seconds to access the Calibration page (see FIG. 48).
2. Press the crosshairs in turn. If the crosshairs are not touched within ten seconds, the MVP-5100 will
return to the Protected Setup page.
3. The page will read "Calibration Successful. Touch to continue." Touch anywhere on the screen to
return to the Protected Setup page.
If the screen is not touched at that point, the device will automatically return to the
Protected Setup page within 10 seconds.
Always calibrate the panel before its initial use, and after downloading new firmware.
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Other Settings
Press the Other Settings button to display the two settings options for Cache and Password. Press one
of the options within three seconds, or the two options buttons will slide back behind the Other Settings
button.
Cache Settings Page
The options on the Cache Settings page (FIG. 67) allow setting and clearing of the flash memory cache,
as well as viewing the status of the current cache settings. Since image files take up a significant amount
of the touch panel’s flash memory, being able to examine the current limits and contents is useful in
deciding whether to increase or decrease the total flash cache size.
FIG. 67 Cache Settings Page
Cache Settings Page
Back:
Saves all changes and returns to the previous page.
Connection Status icon:
The icon in the upper-right corner of each Protected Setup page provides a
constant visual indication of current connection status.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Image Cache Settings
RAM Max Size:
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The maximum size allocated to the RAM cache.
RAM Current Size:
The size of the current RAM cache contents.
RAM Hit Rate:
The number of times the RAM cache was referenced since the last cache
clearing.
Items In Cache (RAM):
The total number of cached images in the RAM cache.
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Password Settings Page
The options on the Password Settings page (FIG. 68) allow assignment of passwords required for users
to access the Protected Setup page, and to release the device from a MVP-WCS-52 Charging Station.
FIG. 68 Password Setup page
Features on this page include:
Password Setup Page
Back:
Saves all changes and returns to the previous page.
Connection Status icon:
The icon in the upper-right corner of each Protected Setup page provides a
constant visual indication of current connection status.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
In Panel Password
Change:
Accesses the alphanumeric values associated to particular password sets.
• The PASSWORD 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (protected) buttons open a keyboard to
enter alphanumeric values associated to the selected password group.
Note: Clearing Password #5 removes the need to enter a password before
accessing the Protected Setup page.
User Access:
Lists all previous password users, in the order in which they accessed the
device.
Enable/Enabled:
When enabled, this button notes that all password entry attempts will be
recorded.
Report:
When enabled, this button sends a report to the Master on any attempts or
successes at entering a password.
To change a previously established password:
1. In the Password Settings page, press the button in the In Panel Password Change section for the
particular password to be changed.
Password 5 is protected, and can only be changed by the Administrator.
2. In the Password keyboard, enter the new alphanumeric password.
3. Press Done when complete.
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The User Access section allows the Administrator to control access of all individuals using or attempting
to use the MVP-5100. From this section, new users may be given access rights to the device; however,
they will NOT be given access to the Protected Settings page.
Only one of the main passwords may be used to access the Protected Settings page.
An individual user password may not be used to access the Protected Settings page
unless it matches one of the main passwords.
To list a new user within the User Access section:
1. Press a blank button in the User Access section.
2. In the Name keyboard, enter the user’s name or nickname and press Done when finished.
3. In the Password keyboard, enter the selected alphanumeric password and press Done when finished.
4. The new user’s name will appear in the left column of User Access section. The password will also
appear in the right column, but its characters will be replaced with asterisks.
No matter how many characters are in an actual password, the Password column in
the User Access section will always show six asterisks.
To change a User Access password:
1. Press the button corresponding to the user’s name in the User Access section.
2. In the Password keyboard, enter the user’s password and press Done.
3. Press the password button in the right column of the User Access section.
4. Enter the new password into the Password keyboard and press Done.
To view all previous instances of users accessing the device:
1. From the Password Settings page, press the Enable button to highlight it. The MVP-5100 will
record all successful and unsuccessful attempts to access the touch panel.
2. Press the Record button to send a record to the network Master of all recorded attempts to access
the device. This record may be retrieved from the Master at any time.
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Upgrading Firmware
The MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 come already loaded with on-board firmware, which is upgradeable
through the use of the latest version of NetLinx Studio. Refer to the NetLinx Studio version 2.x or higher
Instruction Manual for more information on how to download firmware to a touch panel.
Programming the MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 require the use of the latest versions of
NetLinx Studio and TPDesign 4, both available from www.amx.com.
Both the MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 use a native RNDIS USB driver for USB-over-Ethernet
communication. When the device is connected to the downloading computer (see instructions below for
more details), it creates a new LAN connection, and the user will need to supply a static IP address for
this to be enabled. To enter a static IP address, the user must edit the properties of the TCP/IP interface of
the connection itself. This driver is included in the latest version of NetLinx Studio, available from
www.amx.com.
Upgrading the Modero Firmware via the USB port
The MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 use a 5-pin CC-USB (Type A) to Mini-B 5-Wire programming cable
(FG10-5965) for programming, firmware updates, and touch panel file transfer between the PC and the
target device. If a programming cable is not available, it may be purchased from www.amx.com. The
Mini-USB port for the connector is located on the left side of the device as viewed from the front.
Before beginning with this section, verify that the device is powered and the Type-A end of the USB
connector is inserted and secure in the PC’s USB port. The panel must be powered On before
connecting the mini-USB connector to the panel. To guarantee that the upgrade is not interrupted by
power loss, connecting the device to a power source, such as inserting it into a Table Charging Station,
before beginning the upgrade is highly recommended.
Establishing a USB connection between the PC and the panel, prior to installing the
USB Driver, will cause a failure in the USB driver installation.
Step 1: Configure the panel for a USB Connection Type
1. After completing the installation of the USB driver, confirm the proper installation of the large
Type-A USB connector to the PC's USB port, and restart your computer.
2. After the panel powers up, hold the reset button to display the Setup Page (for more information,
refer to the Accessing the Setup and Protected Setup Pages section on page 21) and open the
Protected Setup page.
3. Press System Settings to open the System Settings page.
4. Toggle the blue Type field in the Master Connection section until the choice cycles to USB.
ALL fields are then grayed out and read-only. However, they still display any previous
network information.
5. Press the Back button on the touch panel to return to the Protected Setup page.
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6. Press the Reboot button both to save any changes and to restart the panel. Remember that the
panel’s connection type must be set to USB prior to rebooting the panel and prior to inserting the
USB connector.
7. ONLY AFTER the unit displays the first panel page should you THEN insert the mini-USB
connector into the Mini-USB Port on the panel. It may take a minute for the panel to detect the new
connection and send a signal to the PC, indicated by a green System Connection icon.
If a few minutes have gone by and the System Connection icon still does not turn green,
complete the procedures in the following section to set up the Virtual Master and refresh the
System from the Online Tree. This action sends out a request to the panel to respond and
completes the communication, turning the System Connection icon green.
8. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to return to the System Settings page.
Step 2: Prepare Studio for communication via the USB port
1. From the Start menu in Windows XP, open the Network Connections dialog (Start > Settings >
Network Connections > Local Area Connection).
2. Look for the Local Area Connection reading "Local Area Connection, AMX USB Device Link" and
double-click on it to open the Local Status.
3. Press the Properties tab to open the Local Area Connection Properties section.
4. Press the Properties button to open the TCP/IP Properties dialog box.
5. Set the IP address to an address within the same subnet as the panel IP address specified within the
USB IP settings of the panel. For instance, if the default IP address on the device is 12.0.0.2, set the
IP address to 12.0.0.1.
6. Set the Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0.
7. In the TCP/IP Properties dialog box, click OK.
8. In the Local Area Connection Properties, section, click Close.
9. Launch NetLinx Studio 2.x and select Settings > Master Communication Settings from the Main
menu to open the Master Communication Settings dialog (FIG. 69).
FIG. 69 Master Communications Settings dialog box
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10. Click the Communications Settings... button to open the Communications Settings dialog box
(FIG. 70).
FIG. 70 Communications Settings dialog box
11. Click on the NetLinx Master radio button from the Platform Selection section.
12. Click on the Virtual Master radio box from the Transport Connection Option section to configure
the PC to communicate directly with a panel. Everything else, such as the Authentication, is greyedout because this connection is not going through the Master’s UI.
13. Click the Edit Settings button on the Communications Settings dialog to open the Virtual NetLinx
Master Settings dialog (FIG. 71).
FIG. 71 Virtual NetLinx Master Settings dialog box
14. Within this dialog, enter the Master System number. The default is 1.
15. In the Available Connections section, click on the IP address for the touch panel to select it.
16. In the Virtual NetLinx Master Settings dialog box, click OK to close the box.
17. In the Communications Settings dialog box, click OK to close the box.
18. In the Master Communications Settings dialog box, click OK to save your settings and return to the
main NetLinx Studio application.
19. Click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window to view the devices on the Virtual System. The
default System value is 1.
20. Right-click on the Empty Device Tree/System entry and select Refresh System to re-populate the
list.
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The panel will not appear as a device below the virtual system number, in the Online
Tree tab, until both the system number used in step 14 for the Virtual NetLinx Master
is entered into the Master Connection section of the System Settings page and the
panel is restarted.
21. The OnLine Tree should now display the connection to the device. The Connection Status Icon on
the device make take up to five seconds to register the connection.
Step 3: Confirm and Upgrade the firmware via the USB port
Use the CC-USB Type-A to Mini-B 5-wire programming cable to provide communication between the
mini-USB Program port on the touch panel and the PC. This method of communication is used to
transfer firmware Kit files and TPD4 touch panel files.
A mini-USB connection is only detected after it is installed onto an active panel.
Connection to a previously powered panel causes the panel to reboot, allows the PC
to detect the panel, and assigns an appropriate USB driver.
1. Verify that the direct USB connection (Type-A on the panel to mini-USB on the panel) is configured
properly, using the steps outlined in the previous two sections.
2. With the panel already configured for USB communication and the Virtual Master setup within
NetLinx Studio, verify that the panel is ready to receive files.
3. After the Communication Verification dialog window verifies active communication between the
Virtual Master and the panel, click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window (FIG. 72) to
view the devices on the Virtual System. The default System value is 1.
4. Right-click on the System entry (FIG. 72) and select Refresh System to re-populate the list. Verify
the panel appears in the OnLine Tree tab of the Workspace window. The default Modero panel
value is 1.
Showing the Virtual Master
firmware version and
device number
Shows Netlinx Studio
version number
Shows the current MVP
panel firmware version
and device number
FIG. 72 NetLinx Workspace window (showing panel connection via a Virtual NetLinx Master)
The panel-specific firmware is shown on the right of the listed panel.
Download the latest firmware file from www.amx.com and then save the Kit file to
your computer. Note that each kit file is intended for download to its corresponding
panel.
5. If the panel firmware version is not the latest available; locate the latest firmware file from the
www.amx.com > Tech Center > Firmware Files > Modero Panels section of the website.
6. Click on the desired Kit file link and after accepting the Licensing Agreement, verify download of
the Modero Kit file to a known location.
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7. Select Tools > Firmware Transfers > Send to NetLinx Device from the main menu to open the
Send to NetLinx Device dialog (B in FIG. 73). Verify that the panel’s System and Device number
values match those values listed within the System folder in the OnLine Tree tab of the Workspace
window (A in FIG. 73).
B
A
FIG. 73 Using USB for a Virtual Master transfer
8. Select the panel’s Kit file from the Files section.
9. Enter the Device value associated with the panel and the System number associated with the Master
(listed in the OnLine Tree tab of the Workspace window). The Port field is greyed-out.
10. Click the Reboot Device checkbox. This causes the touch panel to reboot after the firmware update
process is complete.
11. Click Send to begin the transfer. The file transfer progress is indicated on the bottom-right of the
dialog (B in FIG. 73).
12. After the file transfer is complete, the panel will automatically reboot. As the panel is rebooting,
temporarily unplug the USB connector on the panel until the panel has completely restarted.
13. Once the first panel page has been displayed, reconnect the USB connector to the panel.
14. Right-click the associated System number and select Refresh System. This causes a refresh of all
project systems, establishes a new connection to the Master, and populates the System list with
devices on your particular system.
15. Confirm that the panel has been properly updated to the correct firmware version.
Verify you have downloaded the latest firmware file from www.amx.com and then
save the Kit file to your computer.
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A Special Note for Network Interface Connections
Due to any USB connection to your PC being made through a Network Interface Connection (NIC),
Windows will automatically make any new NIC connection the Primary connection. If this happens, the
USB address of 12.0.0.x will show up across the PC’s network switches as the PC’s source address. In
some cases, network administrators will notice the NIC connection and reconfigure any PC that has
connected to the MVP-5100. Business, college, and government installations are the type of installations
that would be most affected, and most home installations would not be affected.
To prevent the NIC connection from becoming the primary connection:
1. From the Windows Start menu, select Settings > Control Panel to open the Control Panel window.
2. In the Control Panel window, click on the Network Connections icon to open the Network
Connections window (FIG. 74)
FIG. 74 Network Connections window
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3. From the Advanced menu, select Advanced Settings... to open the Advanced Settings window
(FIG. 75).
FIG. 75 Advanced Settings window
4. Under the Adapters And Bindings tab, the user needs to make sure the Local Area Connection is not
at the top of the Connections list. If it is at the top of the list (FIG. 75), select it and use the down
arrow to the right of the list to move it to the bottom of the list (FIG. 76).
FIG. 76 Moving the Local Area Connection
5. In the lower Bindings for Local Area Connection field, unselect ALL bindings by clicking on the
checkboxes by each binding to remove the checks from each box (FIG. 77).
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FIG. 77 Bindings for Local area list detail
6. When finished, click OK to close the Advanced Settings window and save all changes.
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Uploading IR Codes to the MVP-5100
Since the MVP-5100 communicates with other devices through IR instead of through WiFi, making sure
that the device has the latest IR codes is vital. To ensure that the IR codes installed on the device are the
most suitable, use NetLinx Studio to upload newly available codes via the AMX IRN database.
Installation of IR files on the MVP-5100 requires use of the latest version of NetLinx
Studio, available from www.amx.com.
All IR code files used by NetLinx Studio are in the .IRN format. These may be created via IREdit
(available from www.amx.com), supplied from a personal IRN database, or from the AMX IRN
database. To access the available IRN files:
1. Launch NetLinx Studio.
2. Open the NetLinx Workspace (FIG. 78).
FIG. 78 NetLinx Studio Workspace Tree
3. Right-click on the IR folder and select the method to add the necessary IR files.
Add Existing IR File... chooses from a previously downloaded IR file (please refer to the
Adding an existing IR file to NetLinx Studio section on page 95 for specific procedures)
Add From AMX IR Database... chooses from AMX’s IR file database (please refer to the
Adding an AMX IR Database file to NetLinx Studio section on page 96 for specific
procedures).
Add From User IR Database... chooses from a personal IR file database (please refer to the
Adding a personal IR Database file to NetLinx Studio section on page 98 for specific
procedures).
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4. When the IR file appears in the Workspace Tree, right-click on the file and select Device Mapping...
to open the Device Mapping window (FIG. 79).
FIG. 79 Device Mapping window
5. Click the Map button to open the Enter DPS window (FIG. 80) and enter the device number, port
number, and system number for the touch panel.
FIG. 80 Enter DPS window
6.
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7. From the main menu, select Tools > Firmware Transfers > Send To NetLinx Device... to open the
Send to NetLinx Device window (FIG. 81).
FIG. 81 Send to NetLinx Device window
8. Select the file to be transferred and click Close when finished.
Adding an existing IR file to NetLinx Studio
To add an existing IR file to NetLinx Studio:
1. In the NetLinx Studio Workspace, select Add Existing IR File... to open the Add Existing IR File
window (FIG. 82).
FIG. 82 Add Existing IR File window
2. Select the file from the directory and click Open when finished.
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Adding an AMX IR Database file to NetLinx Studio
To add an IR file contained in AMX’s IR Database:
1. In the NetLinx Studio Workspace, select Add From AMX IR Database... to open the Select IR From
A Database window. The pane above the database directory tree will read ***AMX Directory
Database***.
2. From the directory tree, click on the AMX folder to open it. Select the appropriate IR file, and the
Selected IR Information pane will display the available information on the file (FIG. 83).
FIG. 83 Selected IR Information pane
3.
To add this IR file to the download list, click Add to List and the IR file will appear in the Selected
IR List pane. To remove an accidentally selected IR file, highlight the file to be removed in the
Selected IR List pane and click Remove From List (FIG. 84). When finished, click OK.
FIG. 84 Selected IR List pane
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4. In the File Properties window (FIG. 85), verify the Identifier and Description information (in the
only two fields with editable data) and click OK.
FIG. 85 File Properties window
5. The selected IR file now appears in the NetLinx Studio Workspace (FIG. 86).
FIG. 86 NetLinx Studio Workspace pane with IR file
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Adding a personal IR Database file to NetLinx Studio
To choose an IR file from a personal IR file database:
1. In the NetLinx Studio Workspace, select Add From User IR Database... to open the Select IRN User
Database window (FIG. 87).
FIG. 87 Select IRN User Database window
2. Select the file from the directory and click Open when finished.
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Programming
Overview
You can program the MVP-5100 and MVP-5150, using the commands in this section, to perform a wide
variety of operations using Send_Commands and variable text commands.
A device must first be defined in the NetLinx programming language with values for the Device:
Port: System (in all programming examples - Panel is used in place of these values and represents all
Modero panels).
Verify you are using the latest NetLinx Master and Modero firmware, as well as the
latest version of NetLinx Studio and TPD4.
Page Commands
These Page Commands are used in NetLinx Programming Language and are case insensitive.
Page Commands
@APG
Add a specific
popup page to a
specified popup
group.
Add the popup page to a group if it does not already exist. If the new popup is added to a
group which has a popup displayed on the current page along with the new pop-up, the
displayed popup will be hidden and the new popup will be displayed.
Syntax:
"'@APG-<popup page name>;<popup group name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
popup group name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup group.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@APG-Popup1;Group1'"
Adds the popup page ’Popup1’ to the popup group ’Group1’.
@CPG
Clear all popup
pages from
specified popup
group.
Syntax:
"'@CPG-<popup group name>'"
Variable:
popup group name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup group.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@CPG-Group1'"
Clears all popup pages from the popup group ’Group1’.
@DPG
Syntax:
Delete a specific
popup page from
specified popup
group if it exists.
Variable:
"'@DPG-<popup page name>;<popup group name>'"
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
popup group name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup group.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@DPG-Popup1;Group1'"
Deletes the popup page ’Popup1’ from the popup group ’Group1’.
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@PDR
If the flag is set, the popup will return to its default location on show instead of its last drag
location.
Set the popup
location reset flag. Syntax:
"'@PDR-<popup page name>;<reset flag>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
On.
reset flag = 1 = Enable reset flag
0 = Disable reset flag
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PDR-Popup1;1'"
Popup1 will return to its default location when turned On.
@PHE
Syntax:
"'@PHE-<popup page name>;<hide effect name>'"
Set the hide effect
for the specified
Variable:
popup page to the
named hide effect. popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
On.
hide effect name = Refers to the popup effect names being used.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PHE-Popup1;Slide to Left'"
Sets the Popup1 hide effect name to ’Slide to Left’.
Only 1 coordinate is ever needed for an effect; however, the command will specify both.
Set the hide effect This command sets the location at which the effect will end at.
position.
Syntax:
@PHP
"'@PHP-<popup page name>;<x coordinate>,<y coordinate>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PHP-Popup1;75,0'"
Sets the Popup1 hide effect x-coordinate value to 75 and the y-coordinate value to 0.
@PHT
Syntax:
"'@PHT-<popup page name>;<hide effect time>'"
Set the hide effect
time for the
Variable:
specified popup
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
page.
On.
hide effect time = Given in 1/10ths of a second.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PHT-Popup1;50'"
Sets the Popup1 hide effect time to 5 seconds.
@PPA
Close all popups
on a specified
page.
If the page name is empty, the current page is used. Same as the ’Clear Page’ command
in TPDesign4.
Syntax:
"'@PPA-<page name>'"
Variable:
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPA-Page1'"
Close all pop-ups on Page1.
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@PPF
Deactivate a
specific popup
page on either a
specified page or
the current page.
If the page name is empty, the current page is used (see example 2). If the popup page is
part of a group, the whole group is deactivated. This command works in the same way as
the ’Hide Popup’ command in TPDesign4.
Syntax:
"'@PPF-<popup page name>;<page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPF-Popup1;Main'"
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPF-Popup1'"
Deactivates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the current page.
@PPG
Toggle a
specific popup
page on either a
specified page or
the current page.
If the page name is empty, the current page is used (see example 2). Toggling refers to the
activating/deactivating (On/Off) of a popup page. This command works in the same way
as the ’Toggle Popup’ command in TPDesign4.
Syntax:
"'@PPG-<popup page name>;<page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPG-Popup1;Main'"
Toggles the popup page ’Popup1’ on the ’Main’ page from one state to another (On/Off).
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPG-Popup1'"
Toggles the popup page ’Popup1’ on the current page from one state to another (On/Off).
@PPK
Kill a specific
popup page from
all pages.
Kill refers to the deactivating (Off) of a popup window from all pages. If the pop-up page is
part of a group, the whole group is deactivated. This command works in the same way as
the 'Clear Group' command in TPDesign 4.
Syntax:
"'@PPK-<popup page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPK-Popup1'"
Kills the popup page ’Popup1’ on all pages.
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@PPM
Set the modality
of a specific
popup page to
Modal or
NonModal.
A Modal popup page, when active, only allows you to use the buttons and features on that
popup page. All other buttons on the panel page are inactivated.
Syntax:
"'@PPM-<popup page name>;<mode>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
mode = NONMODAL converts a previously Modal popup page to a NonModal.
MODAL converts a previously NonModal popup page to Modal.
modal = 1 and non-modal = 0
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPM-Popup1;Modal'"
Sets the popup page ’Popup1’ to Modal.
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPM-Popup1;1'"
Sets the popup page ’Popup1’ to Modal.
@PPN
Activate a
specific popup
page to launch on
either a specified
page or the
current page.
If the page name is empty, the current page is used (see example 2). If the popup page is
already on, do not re-draw it. This command works in the same way as the ’Show Popup’
command in TPDesign4.
Syntax:
"'@PPN-<popup page name>;<page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPN-Popup1;Main'"
Activates ’Popup1’ on the ’Main’ page.
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPN-Popup1'"
Activates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the current page.
@PPT
If timeout is empty, popup page will clear the timeout.
Set a specific
popup page to
timeout within a
specified time.
Syntax:
"'@PPT-<popup page name>;<timeout>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
timeout = Timeout duration in 1/10ths of a second.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPT-Popup1;30'"
Sets the popup page ’Popup1’ to timeout within 3 seconds.
@PPX
This command works in the same way as the 'Clear All' command in TPDesign 4.
Close all
popups on all
pages.
Syntax:
"'@PPX'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPX'"
Close all popups on all pages.
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@PSE
Set the show
effect for the
specified popup
page to the
named show
effect.
Syntax:
"'@PSE-<popup page name>;<show effect name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
On.
show effect name = Refers to the popup effect name being used.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PSE-Popup1;Slide from Left'"
Sets the Popup1 show effect name to ’Slide from Left’.
@PSP
Set the show
effect position.
Only 1 coordinate is ever needed for an effect; however, the command will specify both.
This command sets the location at which the effect will begin.
Syntax:
"'@PSP-<popup page name>;<x coordinate>,<y coordinate>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PSP-Popup1;100,0'"
Sets the Popup1 show effect x-coordinate value to 100 and the y-coordinate value to 0.
@PST
Set the show
effect time for the
specified popup
page.
Syntax:
"'@PST-<popup page name>;<show effect time>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
On.
show effect time = Given in 1/10ths of a second.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PST-Popup1;50'"
Sets the Popup1 show effect time to 5 seconds.
PAGE
Flip to a specified
page.
Flips to a page with a specified page name. If the page is currently active, it will not redraw
the page.
Syntax:
"'PAGE-<page name>'"
Variable:
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PAGE-Page1'"
Flips to page1.
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PPOF
Deactivate a
specific popup
page on either a
specified page or
the current page.
If the page name is empty, the current page is used (see example 2). If the popup page is
part of a group, the whole group is deactivated. This command works in the same way as
the ’Hide Popup’ command in TPDesign4.
Syntax:
"'PPOF-<popup page name>;<page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPOF-Popup1;Main'"
Deactivates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the Main page.
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPOF-Popup1'"
Deactivates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the current page.
PPOG
Toggle a
specific popup
page on either a
specified page or
the current page.
If the page name is empty, the current page is used (see example 2). Toggling refers to the
activating/deactivating (On/Off) of a popup page. This command works in the same way
as the ’Toggle Popup’ command in TPDesign4.
Syntax:
"'PPOG-<popup page name>;<page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPOG-Popup1;Main'"
Toggles the popup page ’Popup1’ on the Main page from one state to another (On/Off).
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPOG-Popup1'"
Toggles the popup page ’Popup1’ on the current page from one state to another (On/Off).
PPON
Activate a
specific popup
page to launch on
either a specified
page or the
current page.
If the page name is empty, the current page is used (see example 2). If the popup page is
already On, do not re-draw it. This command works in the same way as the ’Show Popup’
command in TPDesign4.
Syntax:
"'PPON-<popup page name>;<page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPON-Popup1; Main'"
Activates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the Main page.
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPON-Popup1'"
Activates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the current page.
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Programming Numbers
The following information provides the programming numbers for colors, fonts, and borders.
Colors can be used to set the colors on buttons, sliders, and pages. The lowest color number represents
the lightest color-specific display; the highest number represents the darkest display. For example, 0
represents light red, and 5 is dark red.
RGB triplets and names for basic 88 colors
RGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors
Index No. Name
Red
Green
Blue
00
Very Light Red
255
0
0
01
Light Red
223
0
0
02
Red
191
0
0
03
Medium Red
159
0
0
04
Dark Red
127
0
0
05
Very Dark Red
95
0
0
06
Very Light Orange
255
128
0
07
Light Orange
223
112
0
08
Orange
191
96
0
09
Medium Orange
159
80
0
10
Dark Orange
127
64
0
11
Very Dark Orange
95
48
0
12
Very Light Yellow
255
255
0
13
Light Yellow
223
223
0
14
Yellow
191
191
0
15
Medium Yellow
159
159
0
16
Dark Yellow
127
127
0
17
Very Dark Yellow
95
95
0
18
Very Light Lime
128
255
0
19
Light Lime
112
223
0
20
Lime
96
191
0
21
Medium Lime
80
159
0
22
Dark Lime
64
127
0
23
Very Dark Lime
48
95
0
24
Very Light Green
0
255
0
25
Light Green
0
223
0
26
Green
0
191
0
27
Medium Green
0
159
0
28
Dark Green
0
127
0
29
Very Dark Green
0
95
0
30
Very Light Mint
0
255
128
31
Light Mint
0
223
112
32
Mint
0
191
96
33
Medium Mint
0
159
80
34
Dark Mint
0
127
64
35
Very Dark Mint
0
95
48
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RGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors (Cont.)
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Index No. Name
Red
Green
Blue
36
Very Light Cyan
0
255
255
37
Light Cyan
0
223
223
38
Cyan
0
191
191
39
Medium Cyan
0
159
159
40
Dark Cyan
0
127
127
41
Very Dark Cyan
0
95
95
42
Very Light Aqua
0
128
255
43
Light Aqua
0
112
223
44
Aqua
0
96
191
45
Medium Aqua
0
80
159
46
Dark Aqua
0
64
127
47
Very Dark Aqua
0
48
95
48
Very Light Blue
0
0
255
49
Light Blue
0
0
223
50
Blue
0
0
191
51
Medium Blue
0
0
159
52
Dark Blue
0
0
127
53
Very Dark Blue
0
0
95
54
Very Light Purple
128
0
255
55
Light Purple
112
0
223
56
Purple
96
0
191
57
Medium Purple
80
0
159
58
Dark Purple
64
0
127
59
Very Dark Purple
48
0
95
60
Very Light Magenta
255
0
255
61
Light Magenta
223
0
223
62
Magenta
191
0
191
63
Medium Magenta
159
0
159
64
Dark Magenta
127
0
127
65
Very Dark Magenta
95
0
95
66
Very Light Pink
255
0
128
67
Light Pink
223
0
112
68
Pink
191
0
96
69
Medium Pink
159
0
80
70
Dark Pink
127
0
64
71
Very Dark Pink
95
0
48
72
White
255
255
255
73
Grey1
238
238
238
74
Grey3
204
204
204
75
Grey5
170
170
170
76
Grey7
136
136
136
77
Grey9
102
102
102
78
Grey4
187
187
187
79
Grey6
153
153
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RGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors (Cont.)
Index No. Name
Red
Green
Blue
80
Grey8
119
119
119
81
Grey10
85
85
85
82
Grey12
51
51
51
83
Grey13
34
34
34
84
Grey2
221
221
221
85
Grey11
68
68
68
86
Grey14
17
17
17
87
Black
0
0
0
255
TRANSPARENT
99
53
99
Font styles and ID numbers
Font styles can be used to program the text fonts on buttons, sliders, and pages. The following chart
shows the default font type and their respective ID numbers generated by TPDesign4.
Default Font Styles and ID Numbers
Font ID
#
Font type
Size
Font ID
#
Font type
Size
1
Courier New
9
19
Arial
9
2
Courier New
12
20
Arial
10
3
Courier New
18
21
Arial
12
4
Courier New
26
22
Arial
14
5
Courier New
32
23
Arial
16
6
Courier New
18
24
Arial
18
7
Courier New
26
25
Arial
20
8
Courier New
34
26
Arial
24
9
AMX Bold
14
27
Arial
36
10
AMX Bold
20
28
Arial Bold
10
11
AMX Bold
36
29
Arial Bold
8
32 - Variable Fonts start at 32.
Fonts must be imported into a TPDesign4 project file. The font ID numbers are
assigned by TPDesign4. These values are also listed in the Generate
Programmer’s Report.
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Border styles and Programming numbers
Border styles can be used to program borders on buttons, sliders, and popup pages.
Border Styles and Programming Numbers
No.
Border styles
No.
Border styles
0-1
No border
10-11
Picture frame
2
Single line
12
Double line
3
Double line
20
Bevel-S
4
Quad line
21
Bevel-M
5-6
Circle 15
22-23
Circle 15
7
Single line
24-27
Neon inactive-S
8
Double line
40-41
Diamond 55
9
Quad line
The TPDesign4 Touch Panel Design program has pre-set border styles that are user-selectable.
The following number values cannot be used for programming purposes when changing border styles.
TPD4 border styles may ONLY be changed by using the name.
TPD4 Border Styles by Name
108
No.
Border styles
No.
Border styles
1
None
27
Cursor Bottom
2
AMX Elite -L
28
Cursor Bottom with Hole
3
AMX Elite -M
29
Cursor Top
4
AMX Elite -S
30
Cursor Top with Hole
5
Bevel -L
31
Cursor Left
6
Bevel -M
32
Cursor Left with Hole
7
Bevel -S
33
Cursor Right
8
Circle 15
34
Cursor Right with Hole
9
Circle 25
35
Custom Frame
10
Circle 35
36
Diamond 15
11
Circle 45
37
Diamond 25
12
Circle 55
38
Diamond 35
13
Circle 65
39
Diamond 45
14
Circle 75
40
Diamond 55
15
Circle 85
41
Diamond 65
16
Circle 95
42
Diamond 75
17
Circle 105
43
Diamond 85
18
Circle 115
44
Diamond 95
19
Circle 125
45
Diamond 105
20
Circle 135
46
Diamond 115
21
Circle 145
47
Diamond 125
22
Circle 155
48
Diamond 135
23
Circle 165
49
Diamond 145
24
Circle 175
50
Diamond 155
25
Circle 185
51
Diamond 165
26
Circle 195
52
Diamond 175
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TPD4 Border Styles by Name (Cont.)
No.
Border styles
No.
Border styles
53
Diamond 185
97
Menu Bottom Rounded 185
54
Diamond 195
98
Menu Bottom Rounded 195
55
Double Bevel -L
99
Menu Top Rounded 15
56
Double Bevel -M
100
Menu Top Rounded 25
57
Double Bevel -S
101
Menu Top Rounded 35
58
Double Line
102
Menu Top Rounded 45
59
Fuzzy
103
Menu Top Rounded 55
60
Glow-L
104
Menu Top Rounded 65
61
Glow-S
105
Menu Top Rounded 75
62
Help Down
106
Menu Top Rounded 85
63
Neon Active -L
107
Menu Top Rounded 95
64
Neon Active -S
108
Menu Top Rounded 105
65
Neon Inactive -L
109
Menu Top Rounded 115
66
Neon Inactive -S
110
Menu Top Rounded 125
67
Oval H 60x30
111
Menu Top Rounded 135
68
Oval H 100x50
112
Menu Top Rounded 145
69
Oval H 150x75
113
Menu Top Rounded 155
70
Oval H 200x100
114
Menu Top Rounded 165
71
Oval V 30x60
115
Menu Top Rounded 175
72
Oval V 50x100
116
Menu Top Rounded 185
73
Oval V 75x150
117
Menu Top Rounded 195
74
Oval V 100x200
118
Menu Right Rounded 15
75
Picture Frame
119
Menu Right Rounded 25
76
Quad Line
120
Menu Right Rounded 35
77
Single Line
121
Menu Right Rounded 45
78
Windows Style Popup
122
Menu Right Rounded 55
79
Windows Style Popup (Status Bar)
123
Menu Right Rounded 65
80
Menu Bottom Rounded 15
124
Menu Right Rounded 75
81
Menu Bottom Rounded 25
125
Menu Right Rounded 85
82
Menu Bottom Rounded 35
126
Menu Right Rounded 95
83
Menu Bottom Rounded 45
127
Menu Right Rounded 105
84
Menu Bottom Rounded 55
128
Menu Right Rounded 115
85
Menu Bottom Rounded 65
129
Menu Right Rounded 125
86
Menu Bottom Rounded 75
130
Menu Right Rounded 135
87
Menu Bottom Rounded 85
131
Menu Right Rounded 145
88
Menu Bottom Rounded 95
132
Menu Right Rounded 155
89
Menu Bottom Rounded 105
133
Menu Right Rounded 165
90
Menu Bottom Rounded 115
134
Menu Right Rounded 175
91
Menu Bottom Rounded 125
135
Menu Right Rounded 185
92
Menu Bottom Rounded 135
136
Menu Right Rounded 195
93
Menu Bottom Rounded 145
137
Menu Left Rounded 15
94
Menu Bottom Rounded 155
138
Menu Left Rounded 25
95
Menu Bottom Rounded 165
139
Menu Left Rounded 35
96
Menu Bottom Rounded 175
140
Menu Left Rounded 45
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TPD4 Border Styles by Name (Cont.)
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No.
Border styles
No.
Border styles
141
Menu Left Rounded 55
149
Menu Left Rounded 135
142
Menu Left Rounded 65
150
Menu Left Rounded 145
143
Menu Left Rounded 75
151
Menu Left Rounded 155
144
Menu Left Rounded 85
152
Menu Left Rounded 165
145
Menu Left Rounded 95
153
Menu Left Rounded 175
146
Menu Left Rounded 105
154
Menu Left Rounded 185
147
Menu Left Rounded 115
155
Menu Left Rounded 195
148
Menu Left Rounded 125
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"^" Button Commands
These Button Commands are used in NetLinx Studio and are case insensitive.
All commands that begin with "^" have the capability of assigning a variable text address range and
button state range. A device must first be defined in the NetLinx programming language with values
for the Device: Port : System (in all programming examples - Panel is used in place of these values).
Variable text ranges allow you to target 1 or more variable text channels in a single
command.
Button State ranges allow you to target 1 or more states of a variable text button with a single
command.
"." Character is used for the 'through' notation, also the "&" character is used for the 'And'
notation.
"^" Button Commands
^ANI
Run a button
animation
(in 1/10 second).
Syntax:
"'^ANI-<vt addr range>,<start state>,<end state>,<time>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
start state = Beginning of button state (0= current state).
end state = End of button state.
time = In 1/10 second intervals.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^ANI-500,1,25,100'"
Runs a button animation at text range 500 from state 1 to state 25 for 10 second.
^APF
Add page flip
action to a button
if it does not
already exist.
Syntax:
"'^APF-<vt addr range>,<page flip action>,<page name>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
page flip action =
Stan[dardPage] - Flip to standard page
Prev[iousPage] - Flip to previous page
Show[Popup] - Show Popup page
Hide[Popup] - Hide Popup page
Togg[lePopup] - Toggle popup state
ClearG[roup] - Clear popup page group from all pages
ClearP[age] - Clear all popup pages from a page with the
specified page name
ClearA[ll] - Clear all popup pages from all pages
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^APF-400,Stan,Main Page'"
Assigns a button to a standard page flip with page name 'Main Page'.
^BAT
Append
non-unicode text.
Syntax:
"'^BAT-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<new text>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
new text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BAT-520,1,Enter City'"
Appends the text 'Enter City' to the button’s OFF state.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BAU
Same format as ^UNI.
Append
unicode text.
Syntax:
"'^BAU-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<unicode text>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
unicode text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Unicode characters must be entered in Hex
format.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BAU-520,1,00770062'"
Appends Unicode text '00770062' to the button’s OFF state.
^BCB
Only if the specified border color is not the same as the current color.
Set the border
color to the
specified color.
Note: Color can be assigned by color name (without spaces), number or R,G,B value
(RRGGBB or RRGGBBAA).
Syntax:
"'^BCB-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<color value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
color value = Refer to the RGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 105 for more
information.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BCB-500.504&510,1,12'"
Sets the Off state border color to 12 (Yellow). Colors can be set by Color Numbers, Color
name, R,G,B,alpha colors (RRGGBBAA) and R, G & B colors values (RRGGBB).
Refer to the RGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 105.
^BCF
Only if the specified fill color is not the same as the current color.
Set the fill color to
the specified
color.
Note: Color can be assigned by color name (without spaces), number or R,G,B value
(RRGGBB or RRGGBBAA).
Syntax:
"'^BCF-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<color value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
color value = Refer to the RGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 105 for more
information.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BCF-500.504&510.515,1,12'"
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BCF-500.504&510.515,1,Yellow'"
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BCF-500.504&510.515,1,#F4EC0A63''"
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BCF-500.504&510.515,1,#F4EC0A'"
Sets the Off state fill color by color number. Colors can be set by Color Numbers, Color
name, R,G,B,alpha colors (RRGGBBAA) and R, G & B colors values (RRGGBB).
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BCT
Only if the specified text color is not the same as the current color.
Set the text color
to the specified
color.
Note: Color can be assigned by color name (without spaces), number or R,G,B value
(RRGGBB or RRGGBBAA).
Syntax:
"'^BCT-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<color value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
color value = Refer to the RGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 105 for more
information.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BCT-500.504&510,1,12'"
Sets the Off state border color to 12 (Yellow). Colors can be set by Color Numbers, Color
name, R,G,B,alpha colors (RRGGBBAA) and R, G & B colors values (RRGGBB).
^BDO
Determines what order each layer of the button is drawn.
Set the button
draw order.
Syntax:
"'^BDO-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<1-5><1-5><1-5><15><1-5>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
layer assignments = Fill Layer
=1
Image Layer = 2
Icon Layer = 3
Text Layer = 4
Border Layer = 5
Note: The layer assignments are from bottom to top. The default draw order is 12345.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BDO-530,1&2,51432'"
Sets the button’s variable text 530 ON/OFF state draw order (from bottom to top) to
Border, Fill, Text, Icon, and Image.
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BDO-1,0,12345'"
Sets all states of a button back to its default drawing order.
^BFB
ONLY works on General-type buttons.
Set the feedback Syntax:
type of the button.
"'^BFB-<vt addr range>,<feedback type>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
feedback type = (None, Channel, Invert, On (Always on), Momentary, and Blink).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BFB-500,Momentary'"
Sets the Feedback type of the button to 'Momentary'.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BIM
Syntax:
Set the input
"'^BIM-<vt addr range>,<input mask>'"
mask for the
Variable:
specified address.
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
input mask = Refer to the Text Area Input Masking table on page 152 for character
types.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BIM-500,AAAAAAAAAA'"
Sets the input mask to ten ’A’ characters, that are required, to either a letter or digit
(entry is required).
^BLN
Set the number of
lines removed
equally from the
top and bottom of
a composite video
signal.
The maximum number of lines to remove is 240. A value of 0 will display the incoming
video signal unaffected. This command is used to scale non 4x3 video images into non
4x3 video buttons.
Syntax:
"'^BLN-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<number of lines>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
number of lines = 0 - 240.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BLN-500,55'"
Equally removes 55 lines from the top and 55 lines from the bottom of the video button.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BMC
Button copy
command.
Copy attributes of
the source button
to all the
destination
buttons.
Note that the source is a single button state. Each state must be copied as a separate
command. The <codes> section represents what attributes will be copied. All codes are
2 char pairs that can be separated by comma, space, percent or just ran together.
Syntax:
"'^BMC-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<source
port>,<source address>,<source state>,<codes>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
• source port = 1 - 100.
• source address = 1 - 4000.
• source state = 1 - 256.
codes:
BM - Picture/Bitmap
BR - Border
CB - Border Color
CF - Fill Color
CT - Text Color
EC - Text effect color
EF - Text effect
FT - Font
IC - Icon
JB - Bitmap alignment
JI - Icon alignment
JT - Text alignment
LN - Lines of video removed
OP - Opacity
SO - Button Sound
TX - Text
VI - Video slot ID
WW - Word wrap on/off
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BMC-425,1,1,500,1,BR'"
or
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BMC-425,1,1,500,1,%BR'"
Copies the OFF state border of button with a variable text address of 500 onto the OFF
state border of button with a variable text address of 425.
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BMC-150,1,1,315,1,%BR%FT%TX%BM%IC%CF%CT'"
Copies the OFF state border, font, Text, bitmap, icon, fill color and text color of the button
with a variable text address of 315 onto the OFF state border, font, Text, bitmap, icon, fill
color and text color of the button with a variable text address of 150.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BMF
Set any/all button
parameters by
sending
embedded codes
and data.
Syntax:
"'^BMF-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<data>'"
Variables:
variable text address char array = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
level range = 1 - 600 (level value is 1 - 65535).
data:
’%B<border style>’ = Set the border style name. See the Border Styles and
Programming Numbers table on page 108.
’%B’,<border 0-27,40,41> = Set the borer style number. See the Border Styles and
Programming Numbers table on page 108.
’%DO<1-5><1-5><1-5><1-5><1-5> = Set the draw order. Listed from bottom to top.
Refer to the ^BDO command on page 113 for more information.
’%F’,<font 1-8,10,11,20-29,32-xx> = Set the font. See the Default Font Styles and ID
Numbers table on page 107.
’%F<font 01-08,10,11,20-29,32-xx>’ = Set the font. See the Default Font Styles and ID
Numbers table on page 107.
’%MI<mask image>’ = Set the mask image. Refer to the ^BMI command on page 118 for
more information.
’%T<text >’ = Set the text using ASCII characters (empty is clear).
’%P<bitmap>’ = Set the picture/bitmap filename (empty is clear).
’%I’,<icon 01-9900, 0-clear>’ = Set the icon using values of 01 - 9900 (icon numbers are
assigned in the TPDesign4 Resource Manager tab - Slots section).
’%I<icon 01-9900, 0-clear>’ = Set the icon using values of 01 - 9900 (icon numbers are
assigned in the TPDesign4 Resource Manager tab - Slots section).
’%J’,<alignment of text 1-9> = As shown the following telephone keypad alignment
chart:
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Zero can be used for an absolute position
’%JT<alignment of text 0-9>’ = As shown the above telephone keypad alignment chart,
BUT the 0 (zero) is absolute and followed by ’,<left>,<top>’
’%JB<alignment of bitmap/picture 0-9>’ = As shown the above telephone keypad
alignment chart BUT the 0 (zero) is absolute and followed by ’,<left>,<top>’
’%JI<alignment of icon 0-9>’ = As shown the above telephone keypad alignment chart,
BUT the 0 (zero) is absolute and followed by ’,<left>,<top>’
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^BMF
(Cont.)
For some of these commands and values, refer to the RGB Values for all 88 Basic
Colors table on page 105.
’%CF<on fill color>’ = Set Fill Color.
’%CB<on border color>’ = Set Border Color.
’%CT<on text color>’ = Set Text Color.
’%SW<1 or 0>’ = Show/hide a button.
’%SO<sound>’ = Set the button sound.
’%EN<1 or 0>’ = Enable/disable a button.
’%WW<1 or 0>’ = Word wrap ON/OFF.
’%GH<bargraph hi>’ = Set the bargraph upper limit.
’%GL<bargraph low>’ = Set the bargraph lower limit.
’%GN<bargraph slider name>’ = Set the bargraph slider name/Joystick cursor name.
’%GC<bargraph slider color>’ = Set the bargraph slider color/Joystick cursor color.
’%GI<bargraph invert>’ = Set the bargraph invert/noninvert or joystick coordinate
(0,1,2,3). ^GIV section on page 124 more information.
’%GU<bargraph ramp up>’ = Set the bargraph ramp up time in intervals of 1/10 second.
’%GD<bargraph ramp down>’ = Set the bargraph ramp down time in 1/10 second.
’%GG<bargraph drag increment> = Set the bargraph drag increment. Refer to the ^GDI
command on page 124 for more information.
’%VI<video ON/OFF>’ = Set the Video either ON (value=1) or OFF (value=0).
’%OT<feedback type>’ = Set the Feedback (Output) Type to one of the following:
None, Channel,Invert, ON (Always ON), Momentary, or Blink.
’%SM’ = Submit a text for text area button.
’%SF<1 or 0>’ = Set the focus for text area button.
’%OP<0-255>’ = Set the button opacity to either Invisible (value=0) or Opaque
(value=255).
’%OP#<00-FF>’ = Set the button opacity to either Invisible (value=00) or Opaque
(value=FF).
’%UN<Unicode text>’ = Set the Unicode text. See the ^UNI section on page 130 for the
text format.
’%LN<0-240>’ = Set the lines of video being removed. ^BLN section on page 114 for
more information.
’%EF<text effect name>’ = Set the text effect.
’%EC<text effect color>’ = Set the text effect color.
’%ML<max length>’ = Set the maximum length of a text area.
’%MK<input mask>’ = Set the input mask of a text area.
’%VL<0-1>’ = Log-On/Log-Off the computer control connection
’%VN<network name>’ = Set network connection name.
’%VP<password>’ = Set the network connection password.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BMF-500,1,%B10%CFRed%CB Blue
%CTBlack%Ptest.png'"
Sets the button OFF state as well as the Border, Fill Color, Border Color, Text Color, and
Bitmap.
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^BMI
Set the button
mask image.
Mask image is used to crop a borderless button to a non-square shape. This is typically
used with a bitmap.
Syntax:
"'^BMI-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<mask image>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
mask image = Graphic file used.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BMI-530,1&2,newMac.png'"
Sets the button with variable text 530 ON/OFF state mask image to 'newmac.png'.
^BML
Set the maximum
length of the text
area button.
If this value is set to zero (0), the text area has no max length. The maximum length available is 2000. This is only for a Text area input button and not for a Text area input masking
button.
Syntax:
"'^BML-<vt addr range>,<max length>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
max length = 2000 (0=no max length).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BML-500,20'"
Sets the maximum length of the text area input button to 20 characters.
^BMP
Syntax:
Assign a picture to
"'^BMP-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<name of bitmap/
picture>'"
those buttons with
a defined address
Variable:
range.
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
name of bitmap/picture = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BMP-500.504&510.515,1,bitmap.png'"
Sets the OFF state picture for the buttons with variable text ranges of 500-504 & 510-515.
^BNC
Syntax:
Clear current
TakeNote
annotations.
Variable:
"'^BNC-<vt addr range>,<command value>'"
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
command value = (0= clear, 1= clear all).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BNC-973,0'"
Clears the annotation of the TakeNote button with variable text 973.
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^BNN
Syntax:
Set the TakeNote
network name for
the specified
Addresses.
Variable:
"'^BNN-<vt addr range>,<network name>'"
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
network name = Use a valid IP Address.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BNN-973,192.168.169.99'"
Sets the TakeNote button network name to 192.168.169.99.
^BNT
Set the TakeNote
network port for
the specified
Addresses.
Syntax:
"'^BNT-<vt addr range>,<network port>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
network port = 1 - 65535.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BNT-973,5000'"
Sets the TakeNote button network port to 5000.
^BOP
Set the button
opacity.
The button opacity can be specified as a decimal between 0 - 255, where zero (0) is
invisible and 255 is opaque, or as a HEX code, as used in the color commands by
preceding the HEX code with the # sign. In this case, #00 becomes invisible and #FF
becomes opaque. If the opacity is set to zero (0), this does not make the button inactive,
only invisible.
Syntax:
"'^BOP-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<button opacity>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
button opacity = 0 (invisible) - 255 (opaque).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BOP-500.504&510.515,1,200'"
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BOP-500.504&510.515,1,#C8'"
Both examples set the opacity of the buttons with the variable text range of 500-504 and
510-515 to 200.
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^BOR
Set a border to a
specific border
style associated
with a border
value for those
buttons with a
defined address
range.
Refer to the Border Styles and Programming Numbers table on page 108 for more
information.
Syntax:
"'^BOR-<vt addr range>,<border style name or border value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
border style name = Refer to the Border Styles and Programming Numbers table on
page 108.
border value = 0 - 41.
Examples:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BOR-500.504&510.515,10'"
Sets the border by number (#10) to those buttons with the variable text range of 500-504
& 510-515.
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BOR-500.504&510,AMX Elite -M'"
Sets the border by name (AMX Elite) to those buttons with the variable text range of
500-504 & 510-515.
The border style is available through the TPDesign4 border-style drop-down list. Refer to
theTPD4 Border Styles by Name table on page 108 for more information.
^BOS
Set the button to
display either a
Video or
Non-Video
window.
Syntax:
"'^BOS-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<video state>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
video state = Video Off = 0 and Video On = 1.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BOS-500,1,1'"
Sets the button to display video.
^BPP
Zero clears the flag.
Set or clear the
Syntax:
protected page flip
"'^BPP-<vt addr range>,<protected page flip flag value>'"
flag of a
Variable:
button.
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
protected page flip flag value range = 0 - 4 (0 clears the flag).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BPP-500,1'"
Sets the button to protected page flip flag 1 (sets it to password 1).
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^BRD
Set the border of
a button state/
states.
Only if the specified border is not the same as the current border. The border names are
available through the TPDesign4 border-name drop-down list.
Syntax:
"'^BRD-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<border name>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
border name = Refer to the Border Styles and Programming Numbers table on
page 108.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BRD-500.504&510.515,1&2,Quad Line'"
Sets the border by name (Quad Line) to those buttons with the variable text range of
500-504 & 510-515.
Refer to theTPD4 Border Styles by Name table on page 108.
^BSF
Set the focus to
the text area.
Note: Select one button at a time (single variable text address). Do not assign a variable
text address range to set focus to multiple buttons. Only one variable text address can be
in focus at a time.
Syntax:
"'^BSF-<vt addr range>,<selection value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
selection value = Unselect = 0 and select = 1.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BSF-500,1'"
Sets the focus to the text area of the button.
^BSM
This command causes the text areas to send their text as strings to the NetLinx Master.
Submit text for
text area buttons.
Syntax:
"'^BSM-<vt addr range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BSM-500'"
Submits the text of the text area button.
^BSO
Set the sound
played when a
button is pressed.
If the sound name is blank the sound is then cleared. If the sound name is not matched,
the button sound is not changed.
Syntax:
"'^BSO-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<sound name>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
sound name = (blank - sound cleared, not matched - button sound not changed).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BSO-500,1&2,music.wav'"
Assigns the sound 'music.wav' to the button Off/On states.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BVL
Syntax:
Log-On/Log-Off
the computer
control
connection.
Variable:
"'^BVL-<vt addr range>,<connection>'"
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
connection = 0 (Log-Off connection) and 1 (Log-On connection).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BVL-500,0'"
Logs-off the computer control connection of the button.
^BVN
Syntax:
Set the computer
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'^BVN-<vt addr range>,<remote host>'"
control remote
Variables:
host for the
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
specified address.
remote host = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BVN-500,191.191.191.191'"
Sets the remote host to '191.191.191.191' for the specific computer control button.
^BVP
Syntax:
Set the network
"'^BVP-<vt addr range>,<network password>'"
password for the
Variable:
specified address.
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
network password = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BVP-500,PCLOCK'"
Sets the password to PCLOCK for the specific PC control button.
^BVT
Syntax:
Set the computer
"'^BVT-<vt addr range>,<network port>'"
control network
Variable:
port for the
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
specified address.
network port = 1 - 65535.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BVT-500,5000'"
Sets the network port to 5000.
^BWW
By default, word-wrap is Off.
Set the button
Syntax:
word wrap feature
"'^BWW-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<word wrap>'"
to those buttons
Variable:
with a defined
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
address range.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
word wrap = (0=Off and 1=On). Default is Off.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BWW-500,1,1'"
Sets the word wrap on for the button’s Off state.
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^CPF
Clear all page flips
from a button.
Syntax:
"'^CPF-<vt addr range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^CPF-500'"
Clears all page flips from the button.
^DLD
Set the disable
cradle LED flag.
Syntax:
"'^DLD-<status>'"
Variable:
status = (0= cradle operates normally, 1= forces the cradle LEDs to always be dim).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^DLD-1'"
Disables the cradle LEDs.
^DPF
Syntax:
Delete page flips
from button if it
already exists.
Variable:
"'^DFP-<vt addr range>,<actions>,<page name>'"
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
actions =
Stan[dard Page] - Flip to standard page
Prev[ious Page] - Flip to previous page
Show[Popup] - Show Popup page
Hide[Popup] - Hide Popup page
Togg[le Popup] - Toggle popup state
ClearG[roup] - Clear popup page group from all pages
ClearP[age] - Clear all popup pages from a page with the
specified page name
ClearA[ll] - Clear all popup pages from all pages
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^DPF-409,Prev'"
Deletes the assignment of a button from flipping to a previous page.
^ENA
Enable or disable
buttons with a set
variable text
range.
Syntax:
"'^ENA-<vt addr range>,<command value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
command value = (0= disable, 1= enable)
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^ENA-500.504&510.515,0'"
Disables button pushes on buttons with variable text range 500-504 & 510-515.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^FON
Font ID numbers are generated by the TPDesign4 programmers report.
Set a font to a
specific Font ID
value for those
buttons with a
defined address
range.
Syntax:
"'^FON-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<font value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
font value = range = 1 - XXX. Refer to the Default Font Styles and ID Numbers section
on page 107.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^FON-500.504&510.515,1&2,4'"
Sets the font size to font ID #4 for the On and Off states of buttons with the variable text
range of 500-504 & 510-515.
The Font ID is generated by TPD4 and is located in TPD4 through the Main menu.
Panel > Generate Programmer's Report >Text Only Format >Readme.txt.
"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^GDI
Syntax:
Change the
bargraph drag
increment.
Variable:
"'^GDI-<vt addr range>,<bargraph drag increment>'"
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
bargraph drag increment = The default drag increment is 256.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^GDI-7,128'"
Sets the bargraph with variable text 7 to a drag increment of 128.
^GIV
Invert the joystick
axis to move the
origin to another
corner.
Parameters 1,2, and 3 will cause a bargraph or slider to be inverted regardless of
orientation. Their effect will be as described for joysticks.
Syntax:
"'^GIV-<vt addr range>,<joystick axis to invert>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
joystick axis to invert = 0 - 3.
0
1
2
3
0 = Normal
1 = Invert horizontal axis
2 = Invert vertical axis
3 = Invert both axis locations
For a bargraph 1 = Invert, 0 = Non Invert
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^GIV-500,3'"
Inverts the joystick axis origin to the bottom right corner.
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^GLH
Change the
bargraph upper
limit.
Syntax:
"'^GLH-<vt addr range>,<bargraph hi>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
bargraph limit range = 1 - 65535 (bargraph upper limit range).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^GLH-500,1000'"
Changes the bargraph upper limit to 1000.
^GLL
Change the
bargraph lower
limit.
Syntax:
"'^GLL-<vt addr range>,<bargraph low>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
bargraph limit range = 1 - 65535 (bargraph lower limit range).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^GLL-500,150'"
Changes the bargraph lower limit to 150.
^GRD
Change the
bargraph
ramp-down time
in 1/10th of a
second.
Syntax:
"'^GRD-<vt addr range>,<bargraph ramp down time>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
bargraph ramp down time = In 1/10th of a second intervals.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^GRD-500,200'"
Changes the bargraph ramp down time to 20 seconds.
^GRU
Change the
bargraph
ramp-up time in
1/10th of a
second.
Syntax:
"'^GRU-<vt addr range>,<bargraph ramp up time>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
bargraph ramp up time = In 1/10th of a second intervals.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^GRU-500,100'"
Changes the bargraph ramp up time to 10 seconds.
^GSC
A user can also assign the color by Name and R,G,B value (RRGGBB or RRGGBBAA).
Change the
bargraph slider
color or joystick
cursor color.
Syntax:
"'^GSC-<vt addr range>,<color value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
color value = Refer to the RGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 105.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^GSC-500,12'"
Changes the bargraph or joystick slider color to Yellow.
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^GSN
Change the
bargraph slider
name or joystick
cursor name.
Slider names and cursor names can be found in the TPDesign4 slider name and cursor
drop-down list.
Syntax:
"'^GSN-<vt addr range>,<bargraph slider name>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
bargraph slider name = See table below.
Bargraph Slider Names:
None
Ball
Circle -L
Circle -M
Circle -S
Precision
Rectangle -L
Rectangle -M
Rectangle -S
Windows
Windows Active
Joystick Cursor Names:
None
Arrow
Ball
Circle
Crosshairs
Gunsight
Hand
Metal
Spiral
Target
View Finder
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^GSN-500,Ball'"
Changes the bargraph slider name or the Joystick cursor name to ’Ball’.
^ICO
Set the icon to a
button.
Syntax:
"'^ICO-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<icon index>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
icon index range = 0 - 9900 (a value of 0 is clear).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^ICO-500.504&510.515,1&2,1'"
Sets the icon for On and Off states for buttons with variable text ranges of 500-504 &
510-515.
^IRM
Set the IR
channel.
Pulse the given IR channel for onTime in tenths of seconds. Delay offTime in tenths of a
second before the next IR pulse is allowed. ^IRM allows the command itself to specify the
port number. ^IRM is needed because commands programmed on the panel itself can
only be sent to a single port number. (currently this is defined as 1 only).
Note: The port number of the IR will be the port number assigned in TPD4.
Syntax:
"'^IRM-<port>,<channel>,<onTime>,<offTime>'"
Variable:
port = User-defined port on the device (panel).
channel = 1 - 255 (channel to pulse).
onTime = 1/10th of a second.
offTime = 1/10th of a second.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^IRM-10,5, 20, 10'"
Sets the port 10 IR channel 5 on time to 1 second and off time to 2 seconds.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^JSB
The alignment of 0 is followed by ',<left>,<top>'. The left and top coordinates are relative
to the upper left corner of the button.
Set bitmap/
picture alignment Syntax:
using a numeric
"'^JSB-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<new text
keypad layout for
alignment>'"
those buttons with
Variable:
a defined address
range.
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
new text alignment = Value of 1- 9 corresponds to the following locations:
0
1
4
7
2
5
8
3
6
9
Zero can be used for an absolute position
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^JSB-500.504&510.515,1&2,1'"
Sets the off/on state picture alignment to upper left corner for those buttons with variable
text ranges of 500-504 & 510-515.
^JSI
Set icon
alignment using a
numeric keypad
layout for those
buttons with a
defined address
range.
The alignment of 0 is followed by ',<left>,<top>'. The left and top coordinates are relative
to the upper left corner of the button.
Syntax:
"'^JSI-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<new icon
alignment>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
new icon alignment = Value of 1 - 9 corresponds to the following locations:
0
1
4
2
5
3
6
7
8
9
Zero can be used for an absolute position
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^JSI-500.504&510.515,1&2,1'"
Sets the Off/On state icon alignment to upper left corner for those buttons with variable
text range of 500-504 & 510-515.
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^JST
The alignment of 0 is followed by ',<left>,<top>'. The left and top coordinates are relative
to the upper left corner of the button.
Set text
alignment using a Syntax:
numeric keypad
"'^JST-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<new text
layout for those
alignment>'"
buttons with a
Variable:
defined address
range.
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
new text alignment = Value of 1 - 9 corresponds to the following locations:
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^JST-500.504&510.515,1&2,1'"
Sets the text alignment to the upper left corner for those buttons with variable text ranges
of 500-504 & 510-515.
^MBT
Syntax:
Set the Mouse
Button mode On
for the virtual PC.
Variable:
"'^MBT-<pass data>'"
pass data:
0 = None
1 = Left
2 = Right
3 = Middle
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^MBT-1'"
Sets the mouse button mode to ’Left Mouse Click’.
^MDC
Turn On the
’Mouse
double-click’
feature for the
virtual PC.
^SHO
Show or hide a
button with a set
variable text
range.
Syntax:
"'^MDC'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^MDC'"
Sets the mouse double-click for use with the virtual PC.
Syntax:
"'^SHO-<vt addr range>,<command value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
command value = (0= hide, 1= show).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^SHO-500.504&510.515,0'"
Hides buttons with variable text address range 500-504 & 510-515.
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^TEC
Set the text effect
color for the
specified
addresses/states
to the specified
color.
The Text Effect is specified by name and can be found in TPD4. You can also assign the
color by name or RGB value (RRGGBB or RRGGBBAA).
Syntax:
"'^TEC-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<color value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
color value = Refer to the RGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 105.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^TEC-500.504&510.515,1&2,12'"
Sets the text effect color to Very Light Yellow on buttons with variable text 500-504
and 510-515.
^TEF
The Text Effect is specified by name and can be found in TPD4.
Set the text effect. Syntax:
"'^TEF-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<text effect name>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
text effect name = Refer to the Text Effects table on page 131 for a listing of text
effect names.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^TEF-500.504&510.515,1&2,Soft Drop Shadow
3'"
Sets the text effect to Soft Drop Shadow 3 for the button with variable text range 500-504
and 510-515.
^TXT
Sets Non-Unicode text.
Assign a text
string to those
buttons with a
defined address
range.
Syntax:
"'^TXT-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<new text>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
new text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^TXT-500.504&510.515,1&2,Test Only'"
Sets the On and Off state text for buttons with the variable text ranges of
500-504 & 510-515.
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^UNI
Set Unicode text.
For the ^UNI command (%UN and ^BMF command), the Unicode text is sent as
ASCII-HEX nibbles.
Syntax:
"'^UNI-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<unicode text>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
unicode text = Unicode HEX value.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^UNI-500,1,0041'"
Sets the button’s unicode character to ’A’.
Note: To send the variable text ’A’ in unicode to all states of the variable text
button 1, (for which the character code is 0041 Hex), send the following command:
SEND_COMMAND TP,"'^UNI-1,0,0041'"
Note: Unicode is always represented in a HEX value. TPD4 generates (through the Text
Enter Box dialog) unicode HEX values. Refer to the TPDesign4 Instruction Manual for
more information.
Miscellaneous MVP Strings back to the Master
The following two strings are sent by the MVP panel back to the communicating Master:
MVP Strings to Master
undock <master>
This is sent to the target Master when the MVP is undocked.
• If the panel has no information within the User Access Passwords list, ’none’ is sent as
a user.
• If the undock button on the Protected Setup page is used, ’setup’ is sent as a user.
• This string can be disabled from within the firmware setup pages.
dock
This is sent to the target Master when the MVP is docked.
• This string can be disabled from within the firmware setup pages.
MVP Panel Lock Passcode commands
These commands are used to maintain a passcode list. With the MVOP-5200i, a password must be
entered to remove the panel from the Wall Charging Station. Only the passcode is entered. The user entry
is just for identifying the passcodes.
MVP Panel Lock Passcode Commands
^LPC
Clear all
users from the
User Access
Passwords list on
the Password
Setup page.
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Syntax:
"'^LPC'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^LPC'"
Clear all users from the User Access Password list on the Password Setup page.
Refer to the Other Settings section on page 82 for more information.
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MVP Panel Lock Passcode Commands (Cont.)
^LPR
Remove a given
user from the User
Access
Passwords list on
the Password
Setup page.
Syntax:
"'^LPR-<user>'"
Variable:
user = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^LPR-Robert'"
Remove user named ’Robert’ from the User Access Password list on the Password
Setup page. Refer to the Other Settings section on page 82 for more
information.
^LPS
This command allows you to:
Set the user name
and password.
1. Add a new user name and password OR
2. Set the password for a given user.
The user name and password combo is added to the User Access and/or Password list
in the Password Setup page. The user name must be alphanumeric.
Syntax:
"'^LPS-<user>,<passcode>'"
Variable:
user = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
passcode = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^LPS-Manager,undock'"
Sets a new user name as "Manager" and the password to "undock".
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^LPS-Manager,test'"
Changes the given user name password to "test".
Refer to the Other Settings section on page 82 for more information.
Text Effects Names
The following is a listing of text effects names associated with the ^TEF command on page 129.
Text Effects
• Glow -S
• Medium Drop Shadow 1
• Hard Drop Shadow 1
• Glow -M
• Medium Drop Shadow 2
• Hard Drop Shadow 2
• Glow -L
• Medium Drop Shadow 3
• Hard Drop Shadow 3
• Glow -X
• Medium Drop Shadow 4
• Hard Drop Shadow 4
• Outline -S
• Medium Drop Shadow 5
• Hard Drop Shadow 5
• Outline -M
• Medium Drop Shadow 6
• Hard Drop Shadow 6
• Outline -L
• Medium Drop Shadow 7
• Hard Drop Shadow 7
• Outline -X
• Medium Drop Shadow 8
• Hard Drop Shadow 8
• Soft Drop Shadow 1
• Medium Drop Shadow 1 with outline • Hard Drop Shadow 1 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 2
• Medium Drop Shadow 2 with outline • Hard Drop Shadow 2 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 3
• Medium Drop Shadow 3 with outline • Hard Drop Shadow 3 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 4
• Medium Drop Shadow 4 with outline • Hard Drop Shadow 4 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 5
• Medium Drop Shadow 5 with outline • Hard Drop Shadow 5 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 6
• Medium Drop Shadow 6 with outline • Hard Drop Shadow 6 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 7
• Medium Drop Shadow 7 with outline • Hard Drop Shadow 7 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 8
• Medium Drop Shadow 8 with outline • Hard Drop Shadow 8 with outline
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Text Effects (Cont.)
• Soft Drop Shadow 1 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 2 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 3 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 4 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 5 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 6 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 7 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 8 with outline
Button Query Commands
Button Query commands reply back with a custom event. There will be one custom event for each
button/state combination. Each query is assigned a unique custom event type. The following example is
for debug purposes only:
NetLinx Example: CUSTOM_EVENT[device, Address, Custom event type]
DEFINE_EVENT
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1001]
// Text
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1002]
// Bitmap
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1003]
// Icon
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1004]
// Text Justification
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1005]
// Bitmap Justification
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1006]
// Icon Justification
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1007]
// Font
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1008]
// Text Effect Name
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1009]
// Text Effect Color
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1010]
// Word Wrap
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1011]
// ON state Border Color
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1012]
// ON state Fill Color
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1013]
// ON state Text Color
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1014]
// Border Name
CUSTOM_EVENT[TP,529,1015]
// Opacity
{
Send_String 0,"'ButtonGet Id=',ITOA(CUSTOM.ID),' Type=',ITOA(CUSTOM.TYPE)"
Send_String 0,"'Flag
=',ITOA(CUSTOM.FLAG)"
Send_String 0,"'VALUE1 =',ITOA(CUSTOM.VALUE1)"
Send_String 0,"'VALUE2 =',ITOA(CUSTOM.VALUE2)"
Send_String 0,"'VALUE3 =',ITOA(CUSTOM.VALUE3)"
Send_String 0,"'TEXT
=',CUSTOM.TEXT"
Send_String 0,"'TEXT LENGTH =',ITOA(LENGTH_STRING(CUSTOM.TEXT))"
}
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All custom events have the following 7 fields:
Custom Event Fields
Field
Description
Uint Flag
0 means text is a standard string, 1 means Unicode encoded string
slong value1
button state number
slong value2
actual length of string (this is not encoded size)
slong value3
index of first character (usually 1 or same as optional index
string text
the text from the button
text length (string encode)
button text length
These fields are populated differently for each query command. The text length (String Encode) field is
not used in any command.
Button Query Commands
?BCB
Get the current
border color.
Syntax:
"'?BCB-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1011:
Flag - zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - Actual length of string (should be 9)
Value3 - Zero
Text - Hex encoded color value (ex: #000000FF)
Text length - Color name length (should be 9)
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?BCB-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' border color. information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1011
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 9
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT = #222222FF
TEXT LENGTH = 9
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?BCF
Get the current fill
color.
Syntax:
"'?BCF-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1012:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - Actual length of string (should be 9)
Value3 - Zero
Text - Hex encoded color value (ex: #000000FF)
Text length - Color name length (should be 9)
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?BCF-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' fill color information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1012
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 9
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT = #FF8000FF
TEXT LENGTH = 9
?BCT
Get the current
text color.
Syntax:
"'?BCT-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1013:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - Actual length of string (should be 9)
Value3 - Zero
Text - Hex encoded color value (ex: #000000FF)
Text length - Color name length (should be 9)
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?BCT-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' text color information.
The result sent to Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1013
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 9
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT = #FFFFFEFF
TEXT LENGTH = 9
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?BMP
Get the current
bitmap name.
Syntax:
"'?BMP-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1002:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - Actual length of string
Value3 - Zero
Text - String that represents the bitmap name
Text length - Bitmap name text length (should be 9)
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?BMP-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' bitmap information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1002
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 9
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT = Buggs.png
TEXT LENGTH = 9
?BOP
Get the overall
button opacity.
Syntax:
"'?BOP-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1015:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - Opacity
Value3 - Zero
Text - Blank
Text length - Zero
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?BOP-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' opacity information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1015
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 200
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT =
TEXT LENGTH = 0
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?BRD
Get the current
border name.
Syntax:
"'?BRD-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1014:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - Actual length of string
Value3 - Zero
Text - String that represents border name
Text length - Border name length
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?BRD-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' border information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1014
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 22
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT = Double Bevel Raised -L
TEXT LENGTH = 22
?BWW
Get the current
word wrap flag
status.
Syntax:
"'?BWW-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1010:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - 0 = no word wrap, 1 = word wrap
Value3 - Zero
Text - Blank
Text length - Zero
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?BWW-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' word wrap flag status information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1010
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 1
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT =
TEXT LENGTH = 0
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?FON
Get the current
font index.
Syntax:
"'?FON-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1007:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - Font index
Value3 - Zero
Text - Blank
Text length - Zero
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?FON-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' font type index information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1007
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 72
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT =
TEXT LENGTH = 0
?ICO
Get the current
icon index.
Syntax:
"'?ICO-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1003:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - Icon Index
Value3 - Zero
Text - Blank
Text length - Zero
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?ICO-529,1&2'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' icon index information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1003
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 2
VALUE2 = 12
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT =
TEXT LENGTH = 0
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?JSB
Get the current
bitmap
justification.
Syntax:
"'?JSB-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1005:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - 1 - 9 justify
Value3 - Zero
Text - Blank
Text length - Zero
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?JSB-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' bitmap justification information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1005
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 5
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT =
TEXT LENGTH = 0
?JSI
Get the current
icon
justification.
Syntax:
"'?JSI-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1006:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - 1 - 9 justify
Value3 - Zero
Text - Blank
Text length - Zero
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?JSI-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' icon justification information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1006
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 6
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT =
TEXT LENGTH = 0
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Button Query Commands (Cont.)
?JST
Get the current
text justification.
Syntax:
"'?JST-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1004:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - 1 - 9 justify
Value3 - Zero
Text - Blank
Text length - Zero
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?JST-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' text justification information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1004
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 1
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT =
TEXT LENGTH = 0
?TEC
Get the current
text effect color.
Syntax:
"'?TEC-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1009:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - Actual length of string (should be 9)
Value3 - Zero
Text - Hex encoded color value (ex: #000000FF)
Text length - Color name length (should be 9)
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?TEC-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' text effect color information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1009
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 9
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT = #5088F2AE
TEXT LENGTH = 9
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?TEF
Get the current
text effect name.
Syntax:
"'?TEF-<vt addr range>,<button states range>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
custom event type 1008:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - Actual length of string
Value3 - Zero
Text - String that represents the text effect name
Text length - Text effect name length
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?TEF-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' text effect name information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1008
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 18
VALUE3 = 0
TEXT = Hard Drop Shadow 3
TEXT LENGTH = 18
?TXT
Get the current
text information.
Syntax:
"'?TXT-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<optional index>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
optional index = This is used if a string was too long to get back in one command.
The reply will start at this index.
custom event type 1001:
Flag - Zero
Value1 - Button state number
Value2 - Actual length of string
Value3 - Index
Text - Text from the button
Text length - Button text length
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'?TXT-529,1'"
Gets the button 'OFF state' text information.
The result sent to the Master would be:
ButtonGet Id = 529 Type = 1001
Flag = 0
VALUE1 = 1
VALUE2 = 14
VALUE3 = 1
TEXT = This is a test
TEXT LENGTH = 14
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Panel Runtime Operations
Serial Commands are used in the AxcessX Terminal Emulator mode. These commands are case
insensitive.
Panel Runtime Operation Commands
ABEEP
Output a single
beep even if beep
is Off.
Syntax:
"'ABEEP'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'ABEEP'"
Outputs a beep of duration 1 beep even if beep is Off.
ADBEEP
Syntax:
Output a double
beep even if beep
is Off.
Example:
"'ADBEEP'"
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'ADBEEP'"
Outputs a double beep even if beep is Off.
@AKB
Keyboard string is set to null on power up and is stored until power is lost. The Prompt
Text is optional.
Pop up the
keyboard icon and Syntax:
initialize the text
"'@AKB-<initial text>;<prompt text>'"
string to that
Variables:
specified.
initial text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
prompt text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@AKB-Texas;Enter State'"
Pops up the Keyboard and initializes the text string 'Texas' with prompt text 'Enter State'.
AKEYB
Keyboard string is set to null on power up and is stored until power is lost.
Pop up the
Syntax:
keyboard icon and
"'AKEYB-<initial text>'"
initialize the text
Variables:
string to that
specified.
initial text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'AKEYB-This is a Test'"
Pops up the Keyboard and initializes the text string 'This is a Test'.
AKEYP
The keypad string is set to null on power up and is stored until power is lost.
Pop up the
keypad icon and
initialize the text
string to that
specified.
Syntax:
"'AKEYP-<number string>'"
Variables:
number string = 0 - 9999.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'AKEP-12345'"
Pops up the Keypad and initializes the text string '12345'.
AKEYR
Remove the
Keyboard/
Keypad.
Remove keyboard or keypad that was displayed using 'AKEYB', 'AKEYP', 'PKEYP',
@AKB, @AKP, @PKP, @EKP, or @TKP commands.
Syntax:
"'AKEYR'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'AKEYR'"
Removes the Keyboard/Keypad.
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@AKP
Pop up the
keypad icon and
initialize the text
string to that
specified.
Keypad string is set to null on power up and is stored until power is lost. The Prompt Text
is optional.
Syntax:
"'@AKP-<initial text>;<prompt text>'"
Variables:
initial text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
prompt text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@AKP-12345678;ENTER PASSWORD'"
Pops up the Keypad and initializes the text string '12345678' with prompt text ’ENTER
PASSWORD’.
@AKR
Remove the
Keyboard/
Keypad.
Remove keyboard or keypad that was displayed using 'AKEYB', 'AKEYP', 'PKEYP',
@AKB, @AKP, @PKP, @EKP, or @TKP commands.
Syntax:
"'@AKR'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@AKR'"
Removes the Keyboard/Keypad.
BEEP
Output a beep.
Syntax:
"'BEEP'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'BEEP'"
Outputs a beep.
BRIT
Set the panel
brightness.
Syntax:
"'BRIT-<brightness level>'"
Variable:
brightness level = 0 - 100.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'BRIT-50'"
Sets the brightness level to 50.
@BRT
Set the panel
brightness.
Syntax:
"'@BRT-<brightness level>'"
Variable:
brightness level = 0 - 100.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@BRT-70'"
Sets the brightness level to 70.
DBEEP
Output a
double beep.
Syntax:
"'DBEEP'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'DBEEP'"
Outputs a double beep.
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@EKP
Extend the
Keypad.
Pops up the keypad icon and initializes the text string to that specified. The Prompt Text is
optional.
Syntax:
"'@EKP-<initial text>;<prompt text>'"
Variables:
initial text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
prompt text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@EKP-33333333;Enter Password'"
Pops up the Keypad and initializes the text string '33333333' with prompt text 'Enter
Password'.
PKEYP
Present a private
keypad.
Pops up the keypad icon and initializes the text string to that specified. Keypad displays a
'*' instead of the numbers typed. The Prompt Text is optional.
Syntax:
"'PKEYP-<initial text>'"
Variables:
initial text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'PKEYP-123456789'"
Pops up the Keypad and initializes the text string '123456789' in '*'.
@PKP
Present a private
keypad.
Pops up the keypad icon and initializes the text string to that specified. Keypad displays a
'*' instead of the numbers typed. The Prompt Text is optional.
Syntax:
"'@PKP-<initial text>;<prompt text>'"
Variables:
initial text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
prompt text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@PKP-1234567;ENTER PASSWORD'"
Pops up the Keypad and initializes the text string 'ENTER PASSWORD' in '*'.
SETUP
Syntax:
Send panel to
SETUP page.
Example:
"'SETUP'"
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'SETUP'"
Sends the panel to the Setup Page.
SHUTDOWN
Syntax:
Shut down the
"'SHUTDOWN'"
batteries providing
Example:
power to the
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'SHUTDOWN'"
panel.
Shuts-down the batteries feeding power to the panel. This function saves the battery from
discharging.
SLEEP
Force the panel
into screen saver
mode.
Syntax:
"'SLEEP'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'SLEEP'"
Forces the panel into screen saver mode.
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Panel Runtime Operation Commands (Cont.)
@SOU
Play a sound file.
Syntax:
"'@SOU-<sound name>'"
Variables:
sound name = Name of the sound file. Supported sound file formats
are: WAV & MP3.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@SOU-Music.wav'"
Plays the 'Music.wav' file.
@TKP
Present a
telephone
keypad.
Pops up the keypad icon and initializes the text string to that specified. The Prompt Text is
optional.
Syntax:
"'@TKP-<initial text>;<prompt text>'"
Variables:
initial text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
prompt text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@TKP-999.222.1211;Enter Phone Number'"
Pops-up the Keypad and initializes the text string '999.222.1211' with prompt text 'Enter
Phone Number'.
TPAGEON
Turn On page
tracking.
This command turns On page tracking, whereby when the page or popups change, a
string is sent to the Master. This string may be captured with a CREATE_BUFFER
command for one panel and sent directly to another panel.
Syntax:
"'TPAGEON'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'TPAGEON'"
Turns On page tracking.
TPAGEOFF
Turn Off page
tracking.
Syntax:
"'TPAGEOFF'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'TPAGEOFF'"
Turns Off page tracking.
@VKB
Syntax:
Popup the
virtual
keyboard.
Example:
"'@VKB'"
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@VKB'"
Pops-up the virtual keyboard.
WAKE
Force the panel
out of screen
saver mode.
Syntax:
"'WAKE'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'WAKE'"
Forces the panel out of the screen saver mode.
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Input Commands
These Send Commands are case insensitive.
Input Commands
^CAL
Put panel in
calibration mode.
Syntax:
"'^CAL'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^CAL'"
Puts the panel in calibration mode.
^KPS
Set the
keyboard
passthru.
Syntax:
"'^KPS-<pass data>'"
Variable:
pass data:
<blank/empty> = Disables the keyboard.
0 = Pass data to G4 application (default). This can be used with VPC or text areas.
1 - 4 = Not used.
5 = Sends out data to the Master.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^KPS-5'"
Sets the keyboard passthru to the Master. Option 5 sends keystrokes directly to the
Master via the Send Output String mechanism. This process sends a virtual keystroke
command (^VKS) to the Master.
Example 2:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^KPS-0'"
Disables the keyboard passthru to the Master.
The following point defines how the parameters within this command work:
• Accepts keystrokes from any of these sources: attached USB keyboard or Virtual
keyboard.
^VKS
Send one or more
virtual key strokes
to the G4
application.
Key presses and key releases are not distinguished except in the case of CTRL, ALT, and
SHIFT.
Refer to theEmbedded Codes table on page 146 that define special characters which
can be included with the string but may not be represented by the ASCII character set.
Syntax:
"'^VKS-<string>'"
Variable:
string = Only 1 string per command/only one stroke per command.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^VKS-'8"
Sends out the keystroke 'backspace' to the G4 application.
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Embedded codes
The following is a list of G4 compatible embedded codes:
Embedded Codes
Decimal numbers Hexidecimal values
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Virtual keystroke
8
($08)
Backspace
13
($0D)
Enter
27
($1B)
ESC
128
($80)
CTRL key down
129
($81)
ALT key down
130
($82)
Shift key down
131
($83)
F1
132
($84)
F2
133
($85)
F3
134
($86)
F4
135
($87)
F5
136
($88)
F6
137
($89)
F7
138
($8A)
F8
139
($8B)
F9
140
($8C)
F10
141
($8D)
F11
142
($8E)
F12
143
($8F)
Num Lock
144
($90)
Caps Lock
145
($91)
Insert
146
($92)
Delete
147
($93)
Home
148
($94)
End
149
($95)
Page Up
150
($96)
Page Down
151
($97)
Scroll Lock
152
($98)
Pause
153
($99)
Break
154
($9A)
Print Screen
155
($9B)
SYSRQ
156
($9C)
Tab
157
($9D)
Windows
158
($9E)
Menu
159
($9F)
Up Arrow
160
($A0)
Down Arrow
161
($A1)
Left Arrow
162
($A2)
Right Arrow
192
($C0)
CTRL key up
193
($C1)
ALT key up
194
($C2)
Shift key up
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Panel Setup Commands
These commands are case insensitive.
Panel Setup Commands
^MUT
Set the panel
mute state.
Syntax:
"'^MUT-<mute state>'"
Variable:
mute state= 0 = Mute Off and 1 = Mute On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^MUT-1''"
Sets the panel’s master volume to mute.
@PWD
@PWD sets the level 1 password only.
Set the page flip
password.
Syntax:
"'@PWD-<page flip password>'"
Variables:
page flip password = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@PWD-Main'"
Sets the page flip password to 'Main'.
^PWD
Password level is required and must be 1 - 4.
Set the page flip
password.
Syntax:
"'^PWD-<password level>,<page flip password>'"
Variables:
password level = 1 - 4.
page flip password = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^PWD-1,Main'"
Sets the page flip password on Password Level 1 to 'Main'.
^VOL
Set the panel
volume.
Syntax:
"'^VOL-<volume level>'"
Variable:
volume level = 0 - 100. 100 is maximum volume setting.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^VOL-50'"
Set the panel volume to 50.
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Battery Life and Replacement
Battery Life and Replacement
Overview
The battery powering the MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 is designed for upwards of 300 deep discharge
rechargings. Regular shallow rechargings will extensively increase expected battery life, and the device
should be stored in either the Table Charging Station or the Wall Charging Station when not in use to
keep it at an optimum charge. The battery has reached its effective end of life after it can no longer hold
more than a 70 percent charge.
Unlike traditional Lithium Ion batteries, the Lithium Polymer battery in the MVP-5100
and MVP-5150 has a very small charge retention decline as it is discharged and
recharged.
This device has a risk of explosion if the battery is replaced with an incorrect type. Be
sure to dispose of used batteries in a correct manner.
Power Management
Since the MVP-5100 and MVP-5150 are battery-powered handheld devices, power management is a
necessary concern. Under continuous use, the charge on the integral Lithium Polymer battery can last for
as long as four hours. However, to maximize usability and minimize the chances of the device becoming
completely discharged at a critical moment, the device should be kept in its charging cradle or wall
station when not in use.
Each device operates on two distinct power modes:
Awake - This is the normal power mode of the panel during operation. In this mode, all
necessary modules are powered up and their respective clocks are being driven appropriately.
The device remains online with the Netlinx Master and continues to appear in the online tree
of Netlinx Studio.
Processor Shutdown - The system enters this mode after a user selectable amount of
inactivity time has elapsed or if the battery level falls below10 percent of its full charge. This
is the absolute lowest mode of operation, during which power to all peripherals and
components is turned off. It is not online with the NetLinx Master and will not appear in
NetLinx Studio. The system remains in this mode until either it is rebooted or the battery is
completely shut down. In the latter case, the panel has to be placed in a Table Charging Station
in order for it to be operational.
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Battery Replacement
The touch panel's battery is intended to last the life of the device, but it may be upgraded for additional
run time. In cases where the battery has reached its effective end of life, it may be replaced with the
MVP-BP-52 Battery Pack Kit (FG5966-20). To replace the battery:
1. Shut down the device.
2. Place the device face-down and remove the five screws from the back of the device.
Two of the screws are at each of the upper corners of the device, underneath screw covers.
Remove the screw covers to access the screws by prying them out of their slots with a
screwdriver or similar tool.
Reach the remaining screws by removing the long screw cover at the bottom of the device.
3. Carefully remove the back of the device, making sure not to dislodge the IR emitter panel.
4. Disconnect and remove the old battery from the female connector (FIG. 88).
5. Connect the new battery, making sure to seat fully the battery’s female connector to the male
connector in the device. Use a clean, nonconductive stick or probe to seat the connectors.
6. Install the new battery, making sure that the label faces outward and the battery connector wiring
runs to the left (FIG. 88). Make sure that the excess battery wiring fits in the space to the bottom left
of the battery.
Excess battery wiring
Battery
Female connector
FIG. 88 Battery installation and connection diagram
7. Reattach the back of the device.
8. Insert the five screws and replace the screw covers, using the replacement screw covers included in
the Battery Pack Kit.
9. Restart the device to confirm that the new battery is functioning correctly.
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Appendix A: Text Formatting
Text Formatting Codes for Bargraphs/Joysticks
Text formatting codes for bargraphs provide a mechanism to allow a portion of a bargraphs text to be
dynamically provided information about the current status of the level (multistate and traditional). These
codes are entered into the text field along with any other text.
The following is a code list used for bargraphs:
Bargraph Text Code Inputs
Code
Bargraph
Multi-State Bargraph
$P
Display the current percentage of the
bargraph (derived from the Adjusted
Level Value as it falls between the
Range Values)
Display the current percentage of the
bargraph (derived from the Adjusted
Level Value as it falls between the
Range Values)
$V
Raw Level Value
Raw Level Value
$L
Range Low Value
Range Low Value
$H
Range High Value
Range High Value
$S
N/A
Current State
$A
Adjusted Level Value (Range Low Value Adjusted Level Value (Range Low Value
subtracted from the Raw Level Value)
subtracted from the Raw Level Value)
$R
Low Range subtracted from the High
Range
Low Range subtracted from the High
Range
$$
Dollar sign
Dollar sign
By changing the text on a button (via a VT command), you can modify the codes on a button. When one
of the Text Formatting Codes is encountered by the firmware, it is replaced with the correct value. These
values are derived from the following operations:
Formatting Code Operations
Code
Operation
$P
(Current Value - Range Low Value / Range High Value - Range Low Value) x 100
$V
Current Level Value
$L
Range Low Value
$H
Range High Value
$S
Current State (if regular bargraph then resolves to nothing)
$A
Current Value - Range Low Value
$R
Range High Value - Range Low Value
Given a current raw level value of 532, a range low value of 500, and a high range value of 600, the
following text formatting codes would yield the following strings as shown in the table below:
Example
Format
Display
$P%
32%
$A out of $R
32 out of 100
$A of 0 - $R
32 of 0 - 100
$V of $L - $H
532 of 500 - 600
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Text Area Input Masking
Text Area Input Masking may be used to limit the allowed/correct characters that are entered into a text
area. For example, in working with a zip code, a user could limit the entry to a max length of only 5
characters; with input masking, this limit could be changed to 5 mandatory numerical digits and 4
optional numerical digits. A possible use for this feature is to enter information into form fields. The
purpose of this feature is to:
• Force the use of correct type of characters (i.e. numbers vs. characters)
• Limit the number of characters in a text area
• Suggest proper format with fixed characters
• Right to Left
• Required or Optional
• Change/Force a Case
• Create multiple logical fields
• Specify range of characters/number for each field
With this feature, it is not necessary to:
• Limit the user to a choice of selections
• Handle complex input tasks such as names, days of the week, or month by name
• Perform complex validation such as Subnet Mask validation
Input mask character types
These character types define what information is allowed to be entered in any specific instance. The
following table lists what characters in an input mask will define what characters are allowed in any
given position.
Character Types
Character Masking Rule
0
Digit (0 to 9, entry required, plus [+] and minus [-] signs not allowed)
9
Digit or space (entry not required, plus and minus signs not allowed)
#
Digit or space (entry not required; plus and minus signs allowed)
L
Letter (A to Z, entry required)
?
Letter (A to Z, entry optional)
A
Letter or digit (entry required)
a
Letter or digit (entry optional)
&
Any character or a space (entry required)
C
Any character or a space (entry optional)
The number of the above characters used determines the length of the input masking
box. Example: 0000 requires an entry, requires digits to be used, and allows only 4
characters to be entered/used.
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Refer to the following Send_Commands for more detailed information:
• ^BIM - Sets the input mask for the specified addresses. (see the ^BIM section on
page 114).
• ^BMF subcommand %MK - sets the input mask of a text area (see the
^BMF section on page 116).
Input mask ranges
These ranges allow a user to specify the minimum and maximum numeric value for a field. Only one
range is allowed per field. Using a range implies a numeric entry ONLY.
Input Mask Ranges
Character Meaning
[
Start range
]
End range
|
Range Separator
An example from the above table:
[0|255] This allows a user to enter a value from 0 to 255.
Input mask next field characters
These characters allow you to specify a list of characters that cause the keyboard to move the focus to the
next field when pressed, instead of inserting the text into the text area.
Input Mask Next Field Char
Character Meaning
{
Start Next Field List
}
End Next Field List
An example from the above table:
{.} or {:} or {.:} Proceed to the next text area input box after a user hits any of these keys.
Input mask operations
Input Mask Operators change the behavior of the field in the following way:
Input Mask Operators
Character Meaning
<
Forces all characters to be converted to lowercase
>
Forces all characters to be converted to uppercase
^
Sets the overflow flag for this field
Input mask literals
To define a literal character, enter any character, other than those shown in the above table (including
spaces, and symbols). A back-slash ('\') causes the character that follows it to be displayed as the literal
character. For example, \A is displayed just as the letter A. To define one of the following characters as a
literal character, precede that character with a back-slash. Text entry operation using Input Masks.
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A keyboard entry using normal text entry is straightforward. However, once an input mask is applied, the
behavior of the keyboard needs to change to accommodate the input mask's requirement. When working
with masks, any literal characters in the mask will be "skipped" by any cursor movement, including
cursor, backspace, and delete keys.
When operating with a mask, the mask should be displayed with placeholders. The "-" character should
display where you should enter a character. The arrow keys will move between the "-" characters and
allow you to replace them. The text entry code operates as if it is in the overwrite mode. If the cursor is
positioned on a character already entered and you type in a new (and valid) character, the new character
replaces the old character. There is no shifting of characters.
When working with ranges specified by the [] mask, the keyboard allows you to enter a number between
the values listed in the ranges. If a user enters a value that is larger than the maximum, the maximum
number of right-most characters is used to create a new, acceptable value.
Example 1: If you type "125" into a field accepting 0-100, then the values displayed will be
"1", "12", "25".
Example 2: If the max for the field was 20, then the values displayed will
be "1", "12", "5".
When data overflows from a numerical field, the overflow value is added to the previous field on the
chain if the overflow character was specified. In the above example, if the overflow flag was set, the first
example will place the "1" into the previous logical field and the second example will place "12" in the
previous logical field. If the overflow field already contains a value, the new value will be inserted to the
right of the current characters and the overflow field will be evaluated. Overflow continues to work until
a field with no overflow value is set or no more fields remain (i.e. reached first field).
If a character is typed and that character appears in the Next Field list, the keyboard should move the
focus to the next field. For example, when entering time, a ":" is used as a next field character. If you
enter "1:2", the 1 is entered in the current field (hours) and then the focus is moved to the next field and 2
is entered in that field.
When entering time in a 12-hour format, entry of AM and PM is required. Instead of adding AM/PM to
the input mask specification, the AM/PM should be handled within the NetLinx code. This allows a
programmer to show/hide and provide discrete feedback for AM and PM.
Input mask output examples
The following are some common input masking examples:
Output Examples
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Common Name
Input Mask
Input
IP Address Quad
[0|255]{.}
Any value from 0 to 255
Hour
[1|12]{:}
Any value from 1 to 12
Minute/Second
[0|59]{:}
Any value from 0 to 59
Frames
[0|29]{:}
Any value from 0 to 29
Phone Numbers
(999) 000-0000
(555) 555-5555
Zip Code
00000-9999
75082-4567
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URL Resources
A URL can be broken into several parts. For example, with the URL http://www.amx.com/company-infohome.asp, this URL indicates that the protocol in use is http (HyperText Transport Protocol) and that the
information resides on a host machine named www.amx.com. The image on that host machine is given
an assignment (by the program) name of company-info-home.asp (Active Server Page).
The exact meaning of this name on the host machine is both protocol dependent and host dependent. The
information normally resides in a file, but it could be generated dynamically. This component of the
URL is called the file component, even though the information is not necessarily in a file.
A URL can optionally specify a port, which is the port number to which the TCP/IP connection is made
on the remote host machine. If the port is not specified, the default port for the protocol is used instead.
For example, the default port for http is 80. An alternative port could be specified as: http://
www.amx.com:8080/company-info-home.asp.
Any legal HTTP syntax can be used.
Special escape sequences
The system has only a limited knowledge of URL formats, as it transparently passes the URL
information onto the server for translation. A user can then pass any parameters to the server side
programs such as CGI scripts or active server pages. However; the system will parse the URL looking
for special escape codes. When it finds an escape code, it replaces that code with a particular piece of
panel, button, or state information. For example, "http://www.amx.com/img.asp?device=$DV" would
become http://www.amx.com/img.asp?device=10001. Other used escape sequences include:
Escape Sequences
Sequence
Panel Information
$DV
Device Number
$SY
System Number
$IP
IP Address
$HN
Host Name
$MC
Mac Address
$ID
Neuron ID
$PX
X Resolution of current panel mode/file
$PY
Y Resolution of current panel mode/file
$BX
X Resolution of current button
$BY
Y Resolution of current button
$BN
Name of button
$ST
Current state
$AC
Address Code
$AP
Address Port
$CC
Channel Code
$CP
Channel Port
$LC
Level Code
$LP
Level Port
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Appendix B: Wireless Technology
Appendix B: Wireless Technology
Overview of Wireless Technology
802.11b/2.4 GHz and 802.11a/5 GHz are the two major WLAN standards and both operate
using radio frequency (RF) technology. Together the two standards are together called Wi-Fi
and operate in frequency bands of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz respectively.
The 802.11b specification was the first to be finalized and reach the marketplace. The actual
throughput obtained from an 802.11b network will typically be between 4 and 5 Mbps.
Because of the higher frequency (and thus shorter wavelength) that they use, 802.11a signals
have a much tougher time penetrating solid objects like walls, floors, and ceilings. As a result,
the price for 802.11a's higher speed is not only a shorter range but also a weaker and less
consistent signal.
802.11g provides increased bandwidth at 54 Mbps. As part of the IEEE 802.11g specification,
when throughput cannot be maintained, this card will automatically switch algorithms in
order to maintain the highest spread possible at a given distance. In addition, 802.11g can also
step down to utilize 802.11b algorithms and also maintain a connection at longer distances.
IP Routing is a behavior of the wireless routing is largely dependent on the wired network
interface. Although the panel can be connected to two networks simultaneously, it may only
have one gateway. If the wired network was successfully set up and a gateway was obtained;
then the default route for all network traffic will be via the wired network. In the event that the
wired network was not configured, then the default route for all network traffic will be via the
wireless network. The wired network connection always takes priority.
Example: Imagine a panel connected to the two networks A & B. A is the wired network
and B is the wireless network. If the Master controller is on either of these networks, then
it will be reached. However if the Master controller is on a different network, C, then the
gateway determines which network interface (wired or wireless) will be used.
Wireless Access Points (WAPs) are the cornerstone of any wireless network. A WAP acts as
a bridge between a wired and wireless network. It aggregates the traffic from all wireless
clients and forwards it down the network to the switch or router. One WAP may be all that is
necessary for a standard installation. However, more WAPs may be needed, depending on the
size of the installation, its layout, and its construction.
Wireless Equivalent Privacy (WEP) Security is a method by which WLANs protect wireless
data streams. A data stream encrypted with WEP can still be intercepted or eavesdropped
upon, but the encryption makes the data unintelligible to the interloper. The strength of WEP
is measured by the length of the key used to encrypt the data. The longer the key, the harder it
is to crack.
802.11b implementations provided 64-bit and 128-bit WEP keys. This is known respectively
as 64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption. 64-bit is generally not regarded as adequate security
protection. Both key lengths are supported by the Modero product line.
Whichever level of WEP used, using identical settings is crucial (CASE SENSITIVE)--the
key length, and the key itself-- on all devices. Only devices with common WEP settings will
be able to communicate. Similarly, if one device has WEP enabled and another does no, they
will not be able to talk to each other.
Although the calculations required to encrypt data with WEP can impact the performance of
your wireless network, this impact is generally only seen when running benchmarks, and is
not large enough to be noticeable in the course of normal network usage.
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Terminology
802.1x
IEEE 802.1x is an IEEE standard that is built on the Internet standard EAP
(Extensible Authentication Protocol). 802.1x is a standard for passing EAP
messages over either a wired or wireless LAN. Additionally, 802.1x is also
responsible for communicating the method with which WAPs and wireless users can
share and change encryption keys. This continuous key change helps resolve any
major security vulnerabilities native to WEP.
AES
Short for Advanced Encryption Standard, is a cipher currently approved by the NSA
to protect US Government documents classified as Top Secret. The AES cipher is
the first cipher protecting Top Secret information available to the general public.
CERTIFICATES (CA)
A certificate can have many forms, but at the most basic level, a certificate is an
identity combined with a public key, and then signed by a certification authority. The
certificate authority (CA) is a trusted external third party which "signs" or validates
the certificate. When a certificate has been signed, it gains some cryptographic
properties. AMX supports the following security certificates within three different
formats:
- PEM (Privacy Enhanced Mail)
- DER (Distinguished Encoding Rules)
- PKCS12 (Public Key Cryptography Standard #12)
Typical certificate information can include the following items:
- Certificate Issue Date
- Extensions
- Issuer
- Public Key
- Serial Number
- Signature Algorithm
- User
- Version
MIC
Short for Message Integrity Check, this prevents forged packets from being sent.
Through WEP, it was possible to alter a packet whose content was known even if it
had not been decrypted.
TKIP
Short for Temporal Key Integration, this is part of the IEEE 802.11i encryption
standard for wireless LANs. TKIP provides a per-packet key mixing, message
integrity check and re-keying mechanism, thus ensuring that every data packet is
sent with its own unique encryption key. Key mixing increases the complexity of
decoding the keys by giving the hacker much less data that has been encrypted using
any one key.
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WEP
Short for Wired Equivalent Privacy, WEP is a scheme used to secure wireless
networks (Wi-Fi). A wireless network broadcasts messages using radio which are
particularly susceptible to hacker attacks. WEP was intended to provide the
confidentiality and security comparable to that of a traditional wired network. As a
result of identified weaknesses in this scheme, WEP was superseded by Wi-Fi
Protected Access (WPA), and then by the full IEEE 802.11i standard (also known as
WPA2).
WPA
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2) is a class of system used to secure
wireless (Wi-Fi) computer networks. It was created in response to several serious
weaknesses researchers had found in the previous WEP system. WPA implements
the majority of the IEEE 802.11i standard, and was intended as an intermediate
measure to take the place of WEP while 802.11i was prepared (WPA2).
WPA is designed to work with all wireless network interface cards, but not
necessarily with first generation wireless access points.
To resolve problems with WEP, the Wi-Fi Alliance released WPA (FIG. 89), which
integrated 802.1x, TKIP and MIC. Within the WPA specifications, the RC4 cipher
engine was maintained from WEP. RC4 is widely used in SSL (Secure Socket
Layer) to protect internet traffic.
FIG. 89 WPA Overview
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WPA2
Also know as IEEE 802.11i, this is an amendment to the 802.11 standard specifying
security mechanisms for wireless networks. The 802.11i scheme makes use of the
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) block cipher; WEP and WPA use the RC4
stream cipher.
The 802.11i architecture contains the following components: 802.1X for
authentication (entailing the use of EAP and an authentication server), RSN for
keeping track of associations, and AES-based CCMP to provide confidentiality,
integrity and origin authentication.
WPA2 implements the full standard, but will not work with some older network
cards. Both provide good security, with two significant issues:
- either WPA or WPA2 must be enabled and chosen in preference to WEP.
WEP is usually presented as the first security choice in most
installation instructions.
- in the "Personal" mode, the most likely choice for homes and small offices,
a passphrase is required that, for full security, must be longer than the
typical 6 to 8 character passwords users are taught to employ.
With the RC4 released to the general public, the IEEE implemented the Advanced
Encryption Standard (AES) as the cipher engine for 802.11i, which the Wi-Fi
Alliance has branded as WPA2 (FIG. 90).
FIG. 90 WPA2 Overview
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Appendix B: Wireless Technology
EAP Authentication
EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) is an Enterprise authentication protocol that can be used in
both a wired and wireless network environment. EAP requires the use of an 802.1x Authentication
Server, also known as a RADIUS server. Although over 40 different EAP methods are currently defined,
the current internal Modero 802.11g wireless card and accompanying firmware only support the
following EAP methods (listed from simplest to most complex):
EAP-LEAP (Cisco Light EAP)
EAP-FAST (Cisco Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling, a.k.a. LEAPv2)
The following use certificates:
EAP-PEAP (Protected EAP)
EAP-TTLS (Tunneled Transport Layer Security)
EAP-TLS (Transport Layer Security)
EAP requires the use of an 802.1x authentication server (also known as a RADIUS server). Sophisticated
Access Points (such as Cisco) can use a built-in RADIUS server. The most common RADIUS servers
used in wireless networks today are:
Microsoft Sever 2003
Juniper Odyssey (once called Funk Odyssey)
Meetinghouse AEGIS Server
DeviceScape RADIUS Server
Cisco Secure ACS
EAP characteristics
The following table outlines the differences among the various EAP Methods from most secure (at the
top of the list) to the least secure (at the bottom of the list):
EAP Method Characteristics
Method:
Credential Type:
Authentication:
Pros:
Cons:
EAP-TLS
• Certificates
• Certificate is based on a
two-way authentication
• Highest
Security
• Difficult to
deploy
• Certificates
• Client authentication is
done via password and
certificates
• High Security
• Moderately
difficult to
deploy
• High Security
• Moderately
difficult to
deploy
EAP-TTLS
• Fixed Passwords
• One-time passwords
(tokens)
EAP-PEAP
• Certificates
• Fixed Passwords
• One-time passwords
(tokens)
EAP-LEAP
• Certificates
• Fixed Passwords
• One-time passwords
(tokens)
EAP-FAST
• Certificates
• Server authentication is
done via certificates
• Client authentication is
done via password and
certificates
• Server authentication is
done via certificates
• Authentication is based on • Easy
MS-CHAP and
deployment
MS-CHAPv2
authentication protocols
• Susceptible to
dictionary
attacks
• N/A
• N/A
• N/A
• Fixed Passwords
• One-time passwords
(tokens)
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EAP communication overview
EAP Authentication goes a step beyond just encrypting data transfers, but also requires that a set of
credentials be validated before the client (panel) is allowed to connect to the rest of the network
(FIG. 91). Below is a description of this process. It is important to note that no user intervention is
necessary during this process. It proceeds automatically based on the configuration parameters entered
into the panel.
LAN
802.1x
(EAP Over Wireless)
Client - Panel
(Supplicant)
Authenticator
(Wireless Access Point)
Authentication Server
(RADIUS Server)
FIG. 91 EAP security method in process
1. The client (panel) establishes a wireless connection with the WAP specified by the SSID.
2. The WAP opens up a tunnel between itself and the RADIUS server configured via the access point.
This tunnel means that packets can flow between the panel and the RADIUS server but nowhere
else. The network is protected until authentication of the client (panel) is complete and the ID of
the client is verified.
3. The WAP (Authenticator) sends an "EAP-Request/Identity" message to the panel as soon as the
wireless connection becomes active.
4. The panel then sends a "EAP-Response/Identity" message through the WAP to the RADIUS server
providing its identity and specifying which EAP type it wants to use. If the server does not support
the EAP type, then it sends a failure message back to the WAP which will then disconnect the panel.
As an example, EAP-FAST is only supported by the Cisco server.
5. If the EAP type is supported, the server then sends a message back to the client (panel) indicating
what information it needs. This can be as simple as a username (Identity) and password or as
complex as multiple CA certificates.
6. The panel then responds with the requested information. If everything matches, and the panel
provides the proper credentials, the RADIUS server then sends a success message to the access
point instructing it to allow the panel to communicate with other devices on the network. At this
point, the WAP completes the process for allowing LAN Access to the panel (possibly a restricted
access based on attributes that came back from the RADIUS server).
As an example, the WAP might switch the panel to a particular VLAN or install a set of
farewell rules.
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Appendix B: Wireless Technology
AMX Certificate Upload Utility
The Certificate Upload utility gives you the ability to compile a list of target touch panels, select a preobtained certificate (uniquely identifying the panel), and then upload that file to the selected panel.
This application must be run from a local machine and should not be used from a
remote network location.
This application ensures that a unique certificate is securely uploaded to a specific touch panel.
Currently, the target panels must be capable of supporting the WPA-PSK and EAP-XXX wireless
security formats.
The Certificate Upload utility supports the following capabilities:
Ability to browse both a local and network drive to find a desired certificate file.
Ability to create a list of target AMX G4 touch panels based on IP Addresses.
Ability to display the IP Address of the local computer hosting the application.
Ability to load a previously created list of target touch panels.
Ability to save the current list of target Modero panel as a file.
Ability to track the progress of the certificate upload by noting the current data size being
transmitted and any associated error messages (if any).
The Certificate Upload Utility recognizes the following certificate file types:
CER (Certificate File)
DER (Distinguished Encoding Rules)
PEM (Privacy Enhanced Mail)
PFX (Normal Windows generated certificate)
PVK (Private Key file)
How to Upload a Certificate File
The mini-USB connector MUST be then plugged into an already active panel before
the PC can recognize the connection and assign an appropriate USB driver. This
driver is part of both the NetLinx Studio and TPDesign4 software application
installations.
1. Install the latest AMX USB LAN LINK driver onto your computer by installing the latest versions
of either TPDesign4 or NetLinx Studio2. This USB driver prepares your computer for proper
communication with the device.
For more information, please refer to the Upgrading the Modero Firmware via the USB
port section on page 85.
2.
Access the target panel's Protected Setup firmware page and configure the USB communication
parameters.
3. With the panel successfully communicating with the target computer, launch the Certificate Upload
Utility.
Familiarize yourself with the Certificate Utility User Interface options.
4. Locate your certificate file by using the Browse button and navigating to the desired file type.
5. Use the drop-down arrow in the Local Address field to select direct communication through the
USB port.
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6. Select the IP Address that corresponds to the virtual IP Address assigned to the USB connection
port on the computer. The default is 12.0.0.2.
7. Navigate to the Add IP Address field at the bottom-left of the interface and enter a value of 1 greater
than the virtual USB IP Address. For example: If the virtual USB IP Address is 10.0.0.1, then add
an address for the directly connected panel of 10.0.0.2. This is one greater than the USB address
value detected by the utility.
A certificate may be sent to ONLY ONE directly connected panel via USB. Use the
Ethernet port’s IP Address to send a server certificate to multiple panel targets.
8. Select the IP Address which corresponds to the local computer's Ethernet address.
9. Navigate to the Add IP Address field (bottom-right of the interface) and enter the IP Addresses of
the various target touch panels.
10. Click the Add button to complete the entry and add the new IP Address to the listing of available
device IP Addresses. Repeat this process for all subsequent device IP Addresses.
11. Once the list is complete, click on the File drop-down menu and select the Save option. This
launches a Save dialog to assign a name to the current list of addresses and then save the
information as a TXT (text) file to a known location.
This application must be run from a local machine and should not be used from a
remote network location.
12. Select the target devices to be uploaded with the selected certificate. These may be:
individually selected by toggling the box next to the Send entry (with the Type column).
selected as a group by clicking on the Check All radio box located at the top of the device IP
Address listing.
13. When ready to send the certificate file to the selected panels, click the Send button to initiate the
upload.
Once the Status field for each entry reads Done, the upload was successfully completed.
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Appendix C: Troubleshooting
This section describes the solutions to possible hardware/firmware issues that could arise during the
common operation of a Modero touch panel.
Panel Doesn’t Respond To Touches
Symptom: When calibrating the device, the device either does not respond to touches on the touch screen
or does not register the touch as being in the correct area of the screen.
Verify that the protective laminate coating on the LCD is removed before beginning any calibration
process. The protective cover makes calibration difficult because the device cannot calibrate on specific
crosshairs when the sheet is pressing on the whole LCD.
Battery Will Not Hold Or Take A Charge
Symptom: The battery will not hold or take a charge and shows no indication of charging, either on the
bargraphs or in the Battery Setup page.
To keep the battery from being damaged from operating at too low a level, the firmware places it into a
protected state.
The panel must have the latest firmware. If it doesn’t, the firmware can be found at www.amx.com
>Tech Center > Firmware Files.> Modero.
1. Download the firmware into the panel, using NetLinx Studio. (See the Upgrading the Modero
Firmware via the USB port section on page 85.)
2. After loading the firmware, power cycle the MVP (this is a complete power cycle, not a Reboot).
The panel will now show the current firmware version within the Setup > Panel Information page.
3. Connect the power supply to the panel. You will see 2 warning messages on the display.
The first one warns that the battery is low and must be charged.
The second warning tells you that the battery is in a protected mode.
4. Wait a few minutes and then check the Batteries page on the MVP to see any charging activity on
the bar graphs.
The "Sensor" device in the Online Tree tab below the MVP panel should show v1.24 or higher after
the upgrade, as shown in FIG. 92:
FIG. 92 "Sensor" device in the Online Tree tab
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Device Isn’t Appearing In The Online Tree Tab
1. Verify that the System number is the same on both the NetLinx Project Navigator window and the
System Settings page on the device.
2. Verify the proper NetLinx Master IP and connection methods entered into the Master Connection
section of the System Settings page.
Device Can’t Obtain a DHCP Address
In requesting a DHCP Address, the DHCP Server can take up to a few minutes to provide the address.
1. Verify that the WAP is configured to match the MVP panel Network Name (SSID) field,
Encryption, Default Key, and Current Key string.
2. In NetLinx Studio, select Diagnostics > Network Address and verify the System number.
3. If the IP Address field is still empty, give the device a few minutes to negotiate a DHCP Address and
try again.
My WEP Doesn’t Seem To Be Working
WEP will not work unless the same default key is set on both the panel and the Wireless Access Point
(WAP).
For example, if the access point was set to default WEP key 4 (which was 01:02:03:04:05), the Modero’s
Default WEP key 4 must be set to 01:02:03:04:05.
NetLinx Studio Only Detects One Of My Connected Masters
Each Master is given a Device Address of 00000.
Only one Master can be assigned to a particular System number. If you want to work with multiple
Masters, open different instances of NetLinx Studio and assign each Master its own System value.
Example: A site has an NXC-ME260/64 and an NI-4000. In order to work with both units. The ME260
can be assigned System #1 and the NI-4000 can then be assigned System #2 using two open sessions of
NetLinx Studio v 2.x.
Can’t Connect To a NetLinx Master
Symptom: I can’t seem to connect to a NetLinx Master using NetLinx Studio 2.
Select Settings > Master Comm Settings > Communication Settings > Settings (for TCP/IP), and
uncheck the "Automatically Ping the Master Controller to ensure availability".
The pinging is to determine if the Master is available and to reply with a connection failure instantly if it
is not. Without using the ping feature, a connection may still be attempted, but a failure will take longer
to be recognized.
If you are trying to connect to a Master controller that is behind a firewall, you may
have to uncheck this option. Most firewalls will not allow ping requests to pass
through for security reasons.
When connecting to a NetLinx Master controller via TCP/IP, the program will first try to ping the
controller before attempting a connection. Pinging a device is relatively fast and will determine if the
device is off-line, or if the TCP/IP address that was entered was incorrect.
If you decide not to ping for availability and the controller is off-line, or you have an incorrect TCP/IP
address, the program will try for 30-45 seconds to establish a connection.
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Only One Modero Panel In My System Shows Up
Symptom: I have more than one Modero panel connected to my System Master and only one shows up.
Multiple NetLinx Compatible devices, such as MVP panels, can be associated for use with a single
Master. Each panel comes with a defaulted Device Number value of 10001. When using multiple panels,
different Device Number values have to be assigned to each panel.
1. Press and hold the two lower buttons on both sides of the display for 3 seconds to open the Setup
page.
2. Press the Protected Setup button (located on the lower-left of the panel page), enter 1988 into the
on-screen Keypad’s password field, and press Done when finished.
3. Enter a Device Number value for the panel into the Device Number Keypad. The default is 10001
and the range is from 1 - 32000.
Panel Behaves Strangely After Downloading A Panel File Or Firmware
Symptom: After downloading a panel file or firmware to a G4 device, the panel behaves strangely.
If the panel already contains a large enough file, subsequent downloads will take up more space than is
available and could often corrupt the Compact Flash. The demo file that typically ships with G4 panels is
one such file.
Symptoms include:
Having to repeat the download.
Inability to make further downloads to the panel. May get "directory" errors, "graphics
hierarchy" errors, etc., indicating problems with the Compact Flash.
Panel will not boot, or gets stuck on "AMX" splash screen.
Other problems also started after downloading to a new panel or a panel with a TPD4 file that takes up a
considerable amount of the available Compact Flash.
1. DO NOT download TPD4 files (of large size) over the demo pages, or any other large TPD4 file.
2. First download a small blank one page file to the G4 panel using the Normal Transfer option to
send/download the page.
3. Reboot the device.
4. Do your regular file or firmware download.
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