AMX MVP-8400i Computer Monitor User Manual

Operation/Reference Guide
MVP-8400i
Modero® ViewPoint® Wireless Touch Panel with Intercom
MVP-BP Power Pack
NXA-CFSP Compact Flash Card
Touch Panels & Accessories
Last Revised: 7/22/2008
AMX Limited Warranty and Disclaimer
AMX warrants its products to be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use for three (3) years from
the date of purchase from AMX, with the following exceptions:
•
Electroluminescent and LCD Control Panels are warranted for three (3) years, except for the display and touch
overlay components that are warranted for a period of one (1) year.
•
Disk drive mechanisms, pan/tilt heads, power supplies, and MX Series products are warranted for a period of one
(1) year.
•
AMX Lighting products are guaranteed to switch on and off any load that is properly connected to our lighting
products, as long as the AMX Lighting products are under warranty. AMX does guarantee the control of dimmable
loads that are properly connected to our lighting products. The dimming performance or quality cannot be
guaranteed due to the random combinations of dimmers, lamps and ballasts or transformers.
•
Unless otherwise specified, OEM and custom products are warranted for a period of one (1) year.
•
AMX Software is warranted for a period of ninety (90) days.
•
Batteries and incandescent lamps are not covered under the warranty.
This warranty extends only to products purchased directly from AMX or an Authorized AMX Dealer.
All products returned to AMX require a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. The RMA number is obtained
from the AMX RMA Department. The RMA number must be clearly marked on the outside of each box. The RMA is
valid for a 30-day period. After the 30-day period the RMA will be cancelled. Any shipments received not consistent
with the RMA, or after the RMA is cancelled, will be refused. AMX is not responsible for products returned without a
valid RMA number.
AMX is not liable for any damages caused by its products or for the failure of its products to perform. This includes any
lost profits, lost savings, incidental damages, or consequential damages. AMX is not liable for any claim made by a
third party or by an AMX Dealer for a third party.
This limitation of liability applies whether damages are sought, or a claim is made, under this warranty or as a tort claim
(including negligence and strict product liability), a contract claim, or any other claim. This limitation of liability cannot
be waived or amended by any person. This limitation of liability will be effective even if AMX or an authorized
representative of AMX has been advised of the possibility of any such damages. This limitation of liability, however, will
not apply to claims for personal injury.
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exclusion of incidental or consequential damages for consumer products. In such states, the limitation or exclusion of
the Limited Warranty may not apply. This Limited Warranty gives the owner specific legal rights. The owner may also
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EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS WARRANTY, AMX MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES,
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A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AMX EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES NOT STATED IN THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED BY LAW ARE LIMITED TO THE TERMS OF
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.
FCC Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received; including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy, and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. This
equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment
should be installed an operated with a minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator and your body.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
MVP-8400i Modero Viewpoint Wireless Touch Panel With Intercom .................1
Overview .................................................................................................................. 1
Specifications............................................................................................................ 2
MVP-BP Power Pack ...........................................................................................5
Overview .................................................................................................................. 5
MVP-BP Specifications .................................................................................................. 5
Installing MVP-BP Batteries ...................................................................................... 5
NXA-CFSP Compact Flash ..................................................................................7
Overview .................................................................................................................. 7
Compact Flash Card - Security .................................................................................. 7
Installing the NXA-CFSP Compact Flash Card........................................................... 7
Accessing the MVP’s Internal Components ..................................................................... 7
Removing the Installed Card ........................................................................................... 8
Installing the Compact Flash Upgrade Card.................................................................... 8
Wireless Interface Cards ...................................................................................11
802.11b Wireless Interface Card............................................................................. 11
Specifications ............................................................................................................... 11
NXA-WC80211GCF 802.11g Wireless Interface Card............................................. 12
Specifications
............................................................................................................. 13
Installing the 802.11g Card and Antenna ............................................................... 15
Firmware Requirements ................................................................................................ 15
Access the MVP’s Internal Components ........................................................................ 15
Removing the Installed Card ......................................................................................... 15
Preparing the MVP’s Rear Housing ............................................................................... 15
Installing the NXA-WC80211GCF ................................................................................. 16
Closing and Securing the MVP Enclosure...................................................................... 17
Configuring Communications ...........................................................................19
Modero Setup and System Settings ....................................................................... 19
Accessing the Setup and Protected Setup Pages.......................................................... 19
Setting the Panel’s Device Number .............................................................................. 20
Wireless Settings Page - Wireless Access Overview ............................................... 20
Hot Swapping ............................................................................................................... 20
Configuring a Wireless Network Access ................................................................. 21
Step 1: Configure the Panel’s Wireless IP Settings ................................................. 21
Wireless communication using a DHCP Address ........................................................... 21
Wireless communication using a Static IP Address........................................................ 22
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Using the Site Survey tool ............................................................................................. 22
Step 2: Configure the Card’s Wireless Security Settings ........................................ 24
Configuring the Modero’s wireless card for unsecured access to a WAP200G ............. 25
Configuring the Modero’s wireless card for secured access to a WAP200G ................. 27
Automatically set SSID .................................................................................................. 27
Manually set SSID.......................................................................................................... 28
Configuring multiple wireless Moderos to communicate to a target WAP200G ........... 31
Step 3: Choose a Master Connection Mode ........................................................... 31
USB................................................................................................................................ 31
Prepare your PC for USB communication with the panel .............................................. 32
Configure the panel for USB communication ................................................................ 32
Configure a Virtual NetLinx Master using NetLinx Studio ............................................. 33
Ethernet ........................................................................................................................ 35
Master Connection to a Virtual Master via Ethernet ..................................................... 35
Using G4 Web Control to Interact with a G4 Panel ................................................ 38
Using your NetLinx Master to control the G4 panel ............................................... 40
Upgrading MVP Firmware ................................................................................43
Upgrading the Modero Firmware via the USB port ................................................ 44
Step 1: Configure the panel for a USB Connection Type .............................................. 44
Step 2: Prepare Studio for communication via the USB port ........................................ 44
Step 3: Confirm and Upgrade the firmware via the USB port ....................................... 45
Upgrading the Docking Station Firmware via USB ................................................. 47
Step 1: Prepare the Docking Station for firmware transfer via USB.............................. 47
Step 2: Upgrade the Docking Station firmware via USB ............................................... 48
Setup Pages ......................................................................................................51
Navigation Buttons ................................................................................................. 51
Setup Pages ............................................................................................................ 52
Information ............................................................................................................. 53
Project Information Page............................................................................................... 54
Panel Information Page ................................................................................................. 56
Time & Date Setup Page ............................................................................................... 57
Volume Page ................................................................................................................. 59
WAV files - Supported sample rates.............................................................................. 60
Batteries Page ............................................................................................................... 61
Protected Setup Pages ........................................................................................... 63
Protected Setup Navigation Buttons............................................................................. 64
G4 Web Control Page ................................................................................................... 65
Calibration Page............................................................................................................ 67
Wireless Settings Page .................................................................................................. 68
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Wireless Security Page .................................................................................................. 71
Open (Clear Text) Settings ............................................................................................ 72
Static WEP Settings....................................................................................................... 73
WPA-PSK Settings......................................................................................................... 75
EAP-LEAP Settings ........................................................................................................ 76
EAP-FAST Settings ........................................................................................................ 78
EAP-PEAP Settings........................................................................................................ 80
EAP-TTLS Settings......................................................................................................... 82
EAP-TLS Settings........................................................................................................... 84
Client certificate configuration...................................................................................... 85
System Settings Page.................................................................................................... 87
Other Settings ........................................................................................................ 89
Image Caching Page...................................................................................................... 90
Setting the image cache................................................................................................ 92
Clearing the image cache .............................................................................................. 92
Checking image cache status ........................................................................................ 92
Password Setup Page.................................................................................................... 92
SIP Settings Page .......................................................................................................... 93
Tools ....................................................................................................................... 95
Panel Logs Page ............................................................................................................ 95
Checking the Panel Connection Logs ............................................................................ 96
Refreshing the Panel Connections Log.......................................................................... 96
Clearing the Panel Connections Log ............................................................................. 96
Panel Statistics Page ..................................................................................................... 97
Checking the Panel Statistics ........................................................................................ 98
Refreshing the Panel Statistics ...................................................................................... 98
Clearing the Panel Statistics.......................................................................................... 98
Connection Utility Page ................................................................................................ 99
Using the Connection Utility ....................................................................................... 100
Programming ..................................................................................................101
Overview .............................................................................................................. 101
Button Assignments ............................................................................................. 101
Page Commands ................................................................................................... 101
Programming Numbers......................................................................................... 107
RGB triplets and names for basic 88 colors ................................................................ 107
Font styles and ID numbers......................................................................................... 109
Border styles and Programming numbers ................................................................... 110
"^" Button Commands ......................................................................................... 112
Miscellaneous MVP Strings back to the Master .......................................................... 131
MVP Panel Lock Passcode commands ......................................................................... 131
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Text Effects Names ............................................................................................... 132
Button Query Commands ..................................................................................... 133
Panel Runtime Operations .................................................................................... 142
Input Commands................................................................................................... 147
Embedded codes .................................................................................................. 149
Panel Setup Commands ........................................................................................ 150
Dynamic Image Commands................................................................................... 153
Panel Intercom Commands ................................................................................... 155
SIP Commands ...................................................................................................... 156
Panel Calibration ............................................................................................159
Calibrating the MVP Panels .................................................................................. 159
Testing your Calibration .............................................................................................. 160
If Calibration Is Not Working....................................................................................... 161
Appendix A: Text Formatting .........................................................................163
Text Formatting Codes for Bargraphs/Joysticks................................................... 163
Text Area Input Masking....................................................................................... 164
Input mask character types ......................................................................................... 164
Input mask ranges ....................................................................................................... 165
Input mask next field characters.................................................................................. 165
Input mask operations................................................................................................. 165
Input mask literals ....................................................................................................... 165
Input mask output examples ....................................................................................... 166
URL Resources ...................................................................................................... 167
Special escape sequences ........................................................................................... 167
Appendix B - Wireless Technology .................................................................169
Overview of Wireless Technology......................................................................... 169
Terminology.......................................................................................................... 170
EAP Authentication............................................................................................... 173
EAP characteristics ...................................................................................................... 173
EAP communication overview ..................................................................................... 174
AMX Certificate Upload Utility ............................................................................. 175
Configuring your G4 Touch Panel for USB Communication .................................. 175
Step 1: Setup the Panel and PC for USB Communication............................................ 175
Step 2: Confirm the Installation of the USB Driver on the PC ..................................... 176
How to Upload a Certificate File........................................................................... 177
Appendix C: Troubleshooting .........................................................................179
Checking AMX USBLAN device connections via Windows Device Manager ............... 179
Checking AMX USBLAN device connections via NetLinx Studio ................................. 180
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USB Driver................................................................................................................... 181
Panel Not in Listed As a Connected Device ................................................................ 181
Connection Status ....................................................................................................... 182
Panel Doesn’t Respond To Touches ............................................................................ 182
Batteries Will Not Hold Or Take A Charge.................................................................. 182
Modero Panel Isn’t Appearing In The Online Tree Tab ............................................... 183
MVP Can’t Obtain a DHCP Address ............................................................................ 183
My WEP Doesn’t Seem To Be Working ....................................................................... 183
NetLinx Studio Only Detects One Of My Connected Masters .................................... 183
Can’t Connect To a NetLinx Master ............................................................................ 183
Only One Modero Panel In My System Shows Up....................................................... 184
Panel Behaves Strangely After Downloading A Panel File Or Firmware ..................... 184
Panel Fails to Charge in MVP-WDS ............................................................................. 185
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MVP-8400i Modero Viewpoint Wireless Touch Panel With Intercom
MVP-8400i Modero Viewpoint Wireless
Touch Panel With Intercom
Overview
The MVP-8400i Modero Viewpoint Wireless Touch Panel (FIG. 1) is a 8.4", 802.11-based wireless
handheld G4 touch panels, pre-installed with an 802.11 Wi-Fi Interface Card to communicate with a
NetLinx Master via a standard 802.11g Wireless Access Point.
The MVP-8400i features full-duplex intercom functionality.
FIG. 1 MVP-8400i Touch Panel
MVP panels feature nine programmable external pushbuttons and two programmable LEDs,
and support AMX G4 graphics technology, making them compatible with AMX’s TPDesign4
Touch Panel Design program.
MVP panels utilize two IR frequencies (38 KHz and 455 KHz) as well as 2 additional
user-defined IR libraries, on 4 IR ports.
MVP panels feature programmable firmware that can be upgraded via either the wireless
interface card or the mini-USB port. MVP panels utilize unique firmware kit files that can be
downloaded from www.amx.com.
MVP panels support AMX Computer Control, which enables remote viewing and control of
any networked computer directly from the panel. This gives the user the ability to launch
digital music from a PC, cruise the Internet, check and respond to E-mail, open software files,
and launch applications.
MVP panels come equipped with a battery and power supply (see specifications).
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Optional AMX accessory solutions for the MVPs include
MVP-TDS Table Top Docking Station (see the MVP-TDS Table Top Docking Station
Operation/Reference Guide for details).
MVP-WDS Wall/Flush Mount Docking Station-Black/Silver (see the MVP-WDS Wall
Docking Station Operation/Reference Guide for details).
MVP-KS Kickstand (see the MVP-KS Kickstand Operation/Reference Guide for details).
Specifications
The MVP-8400i panel utilizes an 8.4" Color Active LCD to display an 800 x 600 pixel
resolution using 256K colors.
Stylus
Microphone
Directional pad w/center select button
Pushbuttons (4)
Mini-USB connector
C
C
Docking station interface connector
Speaker
Power connector
FIG. 2 MVP Touch Panels
MVP-8400i Specifications (FG5965-04)
Dimensions (HWD):
7.09" x 10.47" x 1.47" (18.00 cm x 26.60 cm x 3.73 cm)
Power Requirement
(without charging):
Panel with batteries fully charged or with no batteries:
• Constant current draw: 1.3 A @ 12 VDC
• Startup current draw: 1.9 A @ 12 VDC
• If panel is mounted onto a TDS or WDS, add 0.1 A to the above figures.
Power Requirement
(while charging):
Panel while charging batteries:
• Constant current draw: 3.3 A @ 12 VDC
• Startup current draw: 3.9 A @ 12 VDC
• If panel is mounted onto a TDS or WDS, add 0.1 A to the above figures.
Minimum power
supply required:
2
PS4.4 Power Supply (FG423-45)
- All MVP models are shipped with this power supply.
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MVP-8400i Specifications (FG5965-04) (Cont.)
Power Modes:
• ON: Panel is fully functional.
• STANDBY: Panel uses low power, the LCD/backlight is shutdown, LEDs still
function. Panel resumes the ON mode in ~ 1 second.
• OFF: On-board programs not running, touch screen still powered, LED not
functional. Panel resumes the ON mode in ~ 30 seconds.
Battery Duration:
(per battery)
• Eight hours of normal use (25% On state, 25% Standby, and 50% Off).
• Four hours of continuous use (continuous On state).
The MVP-8400i panel is shipped with two MVP-BP batteries. You must use
both batteries to obtain the duration times given above.
Memory (factory default):
• 128 MB SDRAM
• 128 MB Compact Flash (upgradable to 1 GB) - factory programmed
Weight:
1.85 lbs (0.84 kg)
• with 1 battery: 2.25 lbs (1.02 kg)
• with 2 batteries: 2.65 lbs (1.20 kg)
MVP-8400i LCD
Specifications:
• Aspect ratio: 4 x 3
• Brightness (luminance): 180 cd/m2
• Channel transparency: 8-bit Alpha blending
• Contrast ratio: 350:1
• Display colors: 256K colors (18-bit color depth)
• Dot/pixel pitch: 0.21 mm
• Panel type: TFT Color Active-Matrix
• Screen resolution: 800 x 600 pixels (HV) @ 60 Hz frame frequency
• Viewing angles (vertical): + 60° / - 40° (from center)
Active Screen Area:
• 6.71” x 5.03” (17.04cm x 12.78cm)
External Components:
Docking station interface
connector:
Metallic strip connector located on the bottom panel provides communication
and power between the panel and the optional docking stations.
LEDs:
Two sets of NetLinx programmable LEDs (supporting On, Off, and Blink).
Default blink patterns:
- Stylus LED: Blink = Batteries charging, On = Batteries charged.
- Front panel LED: Blink = Panel booting, On = Panel operating properly.
Mini-USB connector:
5-pin mini-USB connector for programming, firmware update, and file transfer.
Power connector:
• 2.1mm barrel-style power jack, for use with the included PS4.4 power supply.
Stylus slot:
• Illuminated slot where the included stylus is stored, located on the left side of
the MVP.
External Buttons:
• Nine programmable pushbuttons (four located on the left of the LCD and five
located on the right in a joystick configuration).
Internal Components:
Wireless Interface card:
Provides 802.11 (CF Type I) wireless connectivity between the panel and a
Wireless Access Point (such as the NXA-WAP200G).
IR Emitters:
Transmit IR over 20 feet (6.10 m).
Internal speaker:
Single 2 watt speaker.
Internal microphone
For use with the intercom feature
Battery compartment:
Houses up to 2 MVP-BP Power Packs.
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MVP-8400i Specifications (FG5965-04) (Cont.)
Internal Components (Cont.):
Button Assignments:
Button assignments can only be adjusted in TPD4 and not on the panels.
• Button channel range: 1 - 4000 button push and feedback (per address port)
• Button variable text range: 1 - 4000 (per address port)
• Button states range: 1 - 256 (General Button; 1 = Off State, 2 = On State)
• Level range: 1 - 600 (default level value 0-255, can be set up to 1-65535)
• Address port range: 1 - 100
Operating / Storage
Environment:
• 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
Certifications:
• FCC Part 15 Class B and CE
• IEC60950
Included Accessories:
• MVP-BP Power Pack (FG5965-20): 2 included
• 80211xCF Wireless Interface Compact Flash card (Type 1) - pre-installed
• PS4.4 Power Supply (FG423-44)
• Stylus
Other AMX Equipment:
• CB-MVPWDS Conduit Box (FG037-10)
• CC-USB (Type A) to Mini-B 5-Wire programming cable (FG10-5965)
• MVP-BP Power Pack (additional/spare) (FG5965-20)
• MVP-KS Kickstand (FG5965-12)
• MVP-STYLUS three pack (FG5965-30)
• MVP-TDS Table Top Docking Station (FG5965-10)
• MVP-WDS Wall/Flush Mount Docking Station:
Black (FG5965-11) / Silver (FG5965-21)
• MVP-WDS-SK Silver Conversion Kit for MVP-WDS (FG5965-22)
• NXA-WC80211GCF 802.11g Wireless Compact Flash Card Upgrade Kit
(FG2255-07)
• Upgrade Compact Flash (factory programmed with firmware):
NXA-84ICF256M, 256 MB COMPACT FLASH CARD (FG2116-70)
NXA-84ICF512M, 512 MB COMPACT FLASH CARD (FG2116-71)
NXA-84ICF1G, 1 GB COMPACT FLASH CARD (FG2116-72)
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MVP-BP Power Pack
MVP-BP Power Pack
Overview
The MVP-BP Power Pack (FG5965-20) is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery used to provide power to
the MVP touch panels. Two MVP-BPs are included with each MVP-8400i touch panel.
FIG. 3 MVP-BP Power Pack
MVP-BPs can be charged with either a Table Top Docking Station (MVP-TDS), Wall/Flush Mount
Docking Station (MVP-WDS), or MVP panel itself. Extra MVP-BP Power Packs can be purchased
separately.
MVP-BP Specifications
MVP-BP Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
0.48" x 1.52" x 8.65" (1.23 cm x 3.86 cm x 21.97 cm)
Power (Voltage):
7.2 Volts (nominal)
Weight:
0.40 lbs (0.18 kg)
Charge Capacity:
3600mAh
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
Installing MVP-BP Batteries
1. Disconnect any cables, and place the MVP face down to expose the battery compartment.
2. Press down on the traction grooves to slide the battery compartment cover (away from the metal
plate), to open the battery compartment.
3. Insert the MVP-BP(s) so that the connector makes contact with the battery pins at the end of the
battery slot as shown in FIG. 4.
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MVP-BP Power Pack
Battery connector
Battery pins
Battery Compartment Cover
Alignment Guide hole openings
Traction Grooves
Battery
Removal
Straps
Battery slot 2
Battery slot 1
FIG. 4 Installing MVP-BP batteries into the MVP battery slots
If you are only using one battery, use Battery Slot #1.
4. To replace the battery compartment cover, use the alignment guide holes to align the cover with the
edges of the battery compartment, and slide it back into place until it snaps shut.
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NXA-CFSP Compact Flash
Overview
Every MVP panel is shipped with a 128 MB Compact Flash card.
Compact Flash Card - Security
All security user names and passwords (for the docking station) are stored in the Compact Flash card.
After installing the Compact Flash card upgrade, all security user names and passwords need to be reentered to enable security. For this reason, it is recommended that you upgrade the card prior to setting
up the security information for the docking station.
The NXA-CFSP Compact Flash card is factory programmed with panel firmware and can be upgraded
up to 1GB:
Optional Compact Flash Upgrades
NXA-84ICF256M, 256 MB COMPACT FLASH CARD
(FG2116-70)
NXA-84ICF512M, 512 MB COMPACT FLASH CARD
(FG2116-71)
NXA-84ICF1G, 1 GB COMPACT FLASH CARD
(FG2116-72)
Installing the NXA-CFSP Compact Flash Card
Batteries should be removed prior to upgrading the Compact Flash card.
Accessing the MVP’s Internal Components
1. Remove all connectors, remove power and remove batteries.
2. Remove the two housing screws (FIG. 5).
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NXA-CFSP Compact Flash
Battery Compartment cover
Housing screws
B
Rear outer housing
Trim fits inside
the grooves around
the edges of the panel
Bottom rim of outer
housing
A
Circuit board
housing
attachment
locations (4)
Panel
FIG. 5 Removing the MVP enclosure (housing)
3. Grasp the bottom rim of the rear housing just above the MVP interface connector, and carefully pull
the bottom rim away from the IR Emitter and up, to expose the internal components.
4. Remove the trim from the top rim of the circuit board (FIG. 5).
Removing the Installed Card
1. Discharge any static electricity from your body by touching a grounded metal object and then locate
the card slot on the main circuit board (FIG. 6).
2. Place the circuit board on a flat level surface so that the IR Emitters are pointing away from you
(FIG. 6).
3. Insert the tip of a grounded flat-head screwdriver into one of the card removal grooves (located on
either side of the existing card), and gently pry it out of the slot (FIG. 7). Repeat this process on the
opposite card removal groove. This alternating action causes the card to "wiggle" away from the
on-board connector pins.
4. Slip your finger into the gap between the card and the circuit board and firmly grab the card by its
sides, then carefully pull it up and out of the slot. An angular removal of the card is required because
one of the housing’s latch attachments blocks the slot opening.
use care when pulling up on the card.
Installing the Compact Flash Upgrade Card
1. Discharge any static electricity from your body by touching a grounded metal object and then locate
the memory card slot on the main board (A in FIG. 6).
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NXA-CFSP Compact Flash
Internal circuit board
(top view - detail)
Card removal grooves
IR Emitters
Compact Flash
card
A
B
Wireless Interface
card
FIG. 6 Location and orientation of the Compact Flash cards (both MVP panels)
2. Place the circuit board on a flat level surface so that the IR Emitters are pointing away from you
(FIG. 6).
3. Insert the tip of a grounded flat-head screwdriver into one of the card removal grooves (located on
either side of the existing Compact Flash card), and gently pry it out of the slot (FIG. 7). Repeat this
process on the opposite card removal groove. This alternating action causes the pre-existing card to
"wiggle" away from the on-board connector pins.
4. Slip your finger into the opening (between the connector pins and the card resulting from step 3)
and push the card out.
5. Finish the process by firmly gripping the exposed sides of the card and pulling it out (FIG. 7). USE
CARE WHEN HANDLING THE CARD.
Card removal
grooves
On-board Compact
Flash connector (with pins)
Insert with arrow
facing towards the pins
Connector opening
FIG. 7 Removing/installing a Compact Flash Memory card
6. Insert the new card firmly into the slot opening connector (FIG. 7) until the contact pins are
completely inside the card and securely attached to the pin sockets.
Any new Compact Flash card upgrade is detected by the panel only after the unit
cycles power.
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Wireless Interface Cards
Wireless Interface Cards
802.11b Wireless Interface Card
MVP panels can connect to a wireless network using the 802.11b Wireless Interface Card (70-5965-02),
pre-installed in MVP touch panel models. The 802.11b Wireless Interface Card is a 2.4 GHz Direct
Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) 802.11b 11M wireless PC card, with detachable antenna.
FIG. 8 802.11b Wireless Interface Card
The wireless interface card works with 802.11b/g Wireless Access Points, such as the NXA-WAP200G.
The NXA-WAP200G uses a default SSID of AMX.
Follow your particular WAP’s instruction manual for setup procedures.
Specifications
802.11b Wireless Interface Card Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
• 2.07" x 1.68" x 0.21" (52.56 mm x 42.80 mm x 5.57 mm)
Weight:
• 13.61 grams (0.030 lbs)
Features:
• Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 64-bit and 128-bit data encryption
• Diversity Antenna Connectors automatically select the best available signal
• Supports infrastructure (communications to wired networks via Access Points),
and roaming (standard IEEE 802.11b compliant)
Antenna:
• 2, Ceramic (Diversity Supported)
Host Interface:
• Compact Flash Type I
Interoperability:
• Interoperable with Wi-Fi (WECA) certified products
LED Indicators:
• Power / Link activity
Modulation:
• DSSS, DBSK, DQSK, CCK
Network Standard:
• IEEE 802.11b
Number of Channels:
• 14
Operating Voltage:
• 5 / 3.3 V
Operating Channels:
• 11 Channels (USA, Canada)
• 13 Channels (Europe)
• 14 Channels (Japan)
• 4 Channels (France)
Operating Environment:
• Temperature: 0°C ~ 70°C (non-operating) and -15 ~ 80°C (storage)
• Humidity (non-condensing): 5% ~ 95% RH
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802.11b Wireless Interface Card Specifications (Cont.)
Power Consumption:
• TX power consumption: < 265 mA
• RX power consumption: < 165 mA
• Sleep Mode: 2 mA - 15 mA
Radio Data Rate:
• 1Mbps, 2Mbps, 5.5Mbps, 11Mbps, Auto Rate
Receive Sensitivity:
• @PER < 8%
11 Mbps: -83 dBm (max)
5.5 Mbps: -86 dBm (max)
2 Mbps: -89 dBm (max)
1 Mbps: -92 dBm (max)
RF Output Power:
• 15 dBm +/- 1 dBm
• Channels 1 - 11 (North America)
Security:
• WEP 64,128 bit, WPA/TKIP
Wireless Restrictions:
• In R&TTE countries, such as France, the 802.11g frequency band is restricted to
2454 - 2483.5 MHz (2.4 - 2.4835 GHz) and a max power output of
100 mW EIRP outdoor.
Certifications:
• FCC (United States)
• IC (Canada)
• CE (Europe)
• TELEC (Japan)
The only time the wireless card should be removed is in case of failure or when
upgrading to the 802.11g Wi-Fi card.
NXA-WC80211GCF 802.11g Wireless Interface Card
Optionally, MVP panels can be upgraded with the field-installable 802.11g Wi-Fi card (FG2255-07),
purchased separately as a Wi-Fi Upgrade Kit.
PIFA antenna
FIG. 9 NXA-WC80211GCF 802.11g wireless card
The NXA-WC80211GCF is a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi LAN CF Card which upgrades a Modero panel’s RF
capabilities from 802.11b to 802.11g. This card provides enhanced range and throughput, wireless
encryption and data security (WPA and WPA2 and WEP) in Compact Flash Type I form factor.
The NXA-WC80211GCF incorporates DSSS and OFDM radio technology and operates at ISM
frequency bands of 2.4 GHz, while providing data transfer speeds of up to 54Mbps.
Other features include:
Support for IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g
Supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) at 128-bit.
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Supports authentication methods such as: EAP-FAST, EAP-LEAP, EAP-PEAP, EAP-TLS,
and EAP-TTLS
Supports Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 64-bit and 128-bit data encryption (known to the
on-board firmware as Static WEP)
The NXA-WC80211GCF is backwards compatible with 802.11b networks.
To fully utilize wireless security features, this card must be used in tandem with the
latest Modero firmware upgrade available at www.amx.com.
This upgrade kit requires that pre-existing panels first be removed from their current location (surface,
wall or docking station) before an installer can access the internal circuit boards and upgrade a preexisting 802.11b wireless CF card.
MVP panels require the use of a cardboard cutout (Mounting Template) to properly position the metal
antenna plate onto the inner surface of the unit’s rear plastic housing.
Specifications
NXA-WC80211GCF Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
• 0.22" x 1.68" x 2.40" (5.6 mm x 42.80 mm x 61.0 mm)
Weight:
• 19.50 grams (0.043 lbs)
Description:
• Wireless LAN Compact Flash Card with external PIFA antenna.
• Features enterprise-class security such as WPA and WPA2 security.
•
Antenna Type:
• External PIFA antenna (factory-installed)
Bus Interface:
• Compact Flash Type I
Certifications:
• FCC Part 15 Class B, CE, IC, TELEC, and Wi-Fi
Media Access Control
Techniques:
• Using 802.11b DSSS communication:
DBPSK @ 1 Mbps
DQPSK @ 2 Mbps
CCK @ 5.5 Mbps
• Using 802.11g OFDM communication:
BPSK @ 6 and 9 Mbps
QPSK @ 12 and 18 Mbps
16-QAM @ 24 and 36 Mbps
64-QAM @ 48 and 54 Mbps
Network Architecture:
• Infrastructure mode (Client-to-Access Point)
Operating Channels:
• Using 802.11b & g communication:
- 04: (Ch 10 - 13) - France
- 11: (Ch 1 - 11) - North America
- 13: (Ch 1 - 13) - Europe ETSI
- 13: (Ch 1 - 13) - Japan (802.11g)
- 14: (Ch 1 - 14) - Japan (802.11b)
Note: To alter the card’s default country code (North America), contact an AMX
Technical Support representative for detailed procedures and information.
NXA-WC80211GCF Specifications (Cont.)
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Operating Environment:
• Temperature: 0°C ~ 45°C (32°F to 113°F) (operating) and
-20°C ~ 70°C (-4°F to 158°F) (storage)
• Humidity: (non-condensing) 5% ~ 90% RH (operating) and
(non-condensing) 5% ~ 95% RH (storage)
Operating Voltage:
• 3.3V + 5% I/O supply voltage
Power Consumption:
• @ 802.11b communication:
- RX: 270 mA
- TX: 435 mA
- Standby: 240 mA
• @ 802.11g communication:
- RX: 270 mA
- TX: 460 mA
- Standby: 240 mA
Radio Data Rate:
• 802.11g compliant: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 (DSSS/CCK); 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54
(OFDM) Mbps data rates
Radio Technology:
• Using 802.11b communication: DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)/CCK
(Complementary Code Keying)
• Using 802.11g communication: DSSS/CCK, OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency
Division Multiplexing
Receiver Sensitivity:
• Using 802.11b communication @ FER<8%:
1 Mbps: -94 dBm (max)
2 Mbps: -93 dBm (max)
5.5 Mbps: -92 dBm (max)
11 Mbps: -90 dBm (max)
• Using 802.11g communication @ PER <10%:
6 Mbps: -87 dBm (max)
9 Mbps: -86 dBm (max)
12 Mbps: -86 dBm (max)
18 Mbps: -84 dBm (max)
24 Mbps: -82 dBm (max)
36 Mbps: -78 dBm (max)
48 Mbps: -74 dBm (max)
54 Mbps: -72 dBm (max)
RF Frequency Ranges:
• Using 802.11b & g communication:
Europe ETSI: 2.412 ~ 2.472 GHz
France: 2.457 ~ 2.472 GHz
Japan (802.11b): 2.412 ~ 2.484 GHz
Japan (802.11g): 2.412 ~ 2.472 GHz
North America: 2.412 ~ 2.462 GHz
Standard Conformance:
• IEEE 802.11b
• IEEE 802.11g
• IEEE 802.11e
• IEEE 802.11i
• Wi-Fi (WPA and WPA2)
Transmit Output Power:
• 802.11b communication: 12 +-1 dBm (1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps)
• 802.11g communication: 12 +-1 dBm (6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54 Mbps)
Wireless LAN Security:
• EAP-FAST
• EAP-LEAP
• EAP-PEAP
• EAP-TLS
• EAP-TTLS
• WEP 64 & 128
• WPA-PSK
NXA-WC80211GCF Specifications (Cont.)
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Touch Panel
Compatibility:
• MVP-7500 (FG5965-01)
• MVP-8400 (FG5965-02)
• NXD-CV10 (FG2259-02)
• NXT-CV10 (FG2259-01/03)
• NXD-CV7 (FG2258-02)
• NXT-CV7 (FG2258-01)
Included Accessories:
• Double-sided adhesive tape
• Mounting Template cutout (62-2255-04)
• NXA-WC80211GCF Quick Start Guide
• Two Alcohol cleaning pads
• Wireless CF card with wireless antenna
Installing the 802.11g Card and Antenna
Upgrading the cards on an MVP involves opening the panel enclosure, removing the existing card,
replacing it with the upgrade, and then closing the panel enclosure, as described below.
Firmware Requirements
The NXA-WC80211GCF requires panel firmware version 5965-02. This firmware supports backwards
compatibility with 802.11b cards, and security protocols for the NXA-WC80211GCF.
Before installing the NXA-WC80211GCF, upload the latest panel-specific kit file to your MVP.
Access the MVP’s Internal Components
Refer to the Accessing the MVP’s Internal Components section on page 7 for details.
Removing the Installed Card
Refer to the Removing the Installed Card section on page 8 for details.
Preparing the MVP’s Rear Housing
1. Flip over the MVP’s rear housing so that the internal support structures are visible, and lay it
directly in front of the circuit board such that the battery compartment is furthest away from you.
This placement provides contact of both top rims (FIG. 10).
2. Use an alcohol pad (included) to clean both the rear housing’s inner surface (bottom right corner)
and the underside of the terminal antenna’s metal plate (FIG. 9). These surfaces must be properly
cleaned to provide good adhesion for the later installation of the antenna.
3. Place the included Mounting Template along the bottom right corner of the rear housing (FIG. 10).
Use the housing’s inner supports to position the template properly.
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Mounting Template
clean
this
area
Inner supports
Wireless Card Slot
FIG. 10 Installing the Mounting Template
Installing the NXA-WC80211GCF
1. Grip the sides of the NXA-WC80211GCF and insert it into the slot opening at a downward angle
until the contact pins are securely attached to the pin sockets.
2. Carefully peel off one side of the included double-sided tape and adhere the adhesive side to the
surface of the antenna’s metal plate.
3. Align the double-sided tape to the surface of the terminal antenna’s metal plate, in order to later
secure the antenna within the pre-defined installation area outlined by the included Mounting
Template.
4. Locate the T-shaped opening on the left of the cutout and make sure the antenna wire is located
along the left side of the cutout (FIG. 4).
FIG. 11 Adhering the antenna plate to the MVP outer housing
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5. Grip the antenna by its sides and carefully peel-off the remaining protective film on the doublesided tape.
6. Align the antenna into the long vertical groove in the cutout and firmly adhere it to the inner surface
of the housing. Make sure the wire is threaded along the left side of the cutout, this helps in the
removal of the cutout.
7. With the antenna now securely attached to the MVP’s inner housing, remove the cutout by carefully
pulling up on the cutout and threading the antenna wire through the T-shaped opening.
Closing and Securing the MVP Enclosure
Once the card has been installed, close and re-secure the outer housing:
1. Reinstall the dark grey trim along the top rim of the board (A in FIG. 12).
2. While angling the top rim of the MVP’s rear outer housing (B in FIG. 12) down toward the IR
Emitters, insert the four outer housing latches into their corresponding attachment locations along
the top rim of the MVP panel (two on either side of the IR Emitters).
Outer housing latches (4)
B
A
4 Outer housing latch
attachment locations
FIG. 12 Outer housing latch attachment locations
3. While firmly holding the top rims together, gently press down on the bottom ridge of the outer
housing (at the latch locations) and verify that each housing latch fits within its corresponding
attachment location on the board. When done, complete the insertion of the remaining housing
latches.
4. Verify that the notches along the bottom of the plastic battery slot separator strip also fit into the
three provided alignment holes on the circuit board.
5. Firmly press down around the entire rim of the outer housing to snap the cover back into place.
Be careful not to pinch the antenna wire in the housing.
6. Use a grounded Phillips-head screwdriver to insert and resecure the two housing screws removed in
Step 1.
7. Insert any available batteries back into the battery compartment.
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8. Grab the battery cover and align it over the edges of the battery compartment. Apply downward
pressure to the traction grooves on the Battery Compartment cover and slide it back towards the
metal plate to reinstall the cover.
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Configuring Communications
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’s 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.
USB input devices must be plugged into the USB connectors on the docking stations
before the units are powered-up.
Modero Setup and System Settings
AMX Modero panels 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. Press down and hold both the bottom, left pushbutton and down on the directional pad
simultaneously for 3-5 seconds. This opens the Setup page.
Setup Page Access buttons:
Press and hold simultaneously for
3-5 seconds to access the Setup pages
Press and hold for 6 seconds
to access the Calibration page.
FIG. 13 Setup Page Access buttons
2. Press the Protected Setup button. This invokes a keypad for entry of the password to allow access to
the Protected Setup page. Enter 1988 (the default password), and press Done to proceed.
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Setting the Panel’s Device Number
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Press the Device Number field to open the Device Number keypad (FIG. 14).
FIG. 14 Protected Setup page
Enter a unique Device Number assignment for the panel, and press Done to return to the Protected
Setup page. The Device Number range is 1 - 32000, the default is 10001.
2. Press Reboot to reboot the panel, and apply the new Device Number.
Wireless Settings Page - Wireless Access Overview
Hot Swapping
Hot swapping is not an issue on these panels as the card is installed within the unit and cannot be
removed without first removing the housing.
In the case of DHCP, there must be a DHCP server 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.
Before selecting Ethernet as the Master Connection Type you must setup the parameters of the wireless
card. The Wireless Access Point communication parameters must match those of the pre-installed
wireless CF card inside the MVP.
The MVP touch panels allow users to connect to a wireless network through their use of the
pre-installed AMX 802.11g wireless interface card to communicate with a Wireless Access Point (WAP)
such as the NXA-WAP200G). The WAP communication parameters must match those of the
pre-installed wireless interface card installed within the panel. This internal card transmits data
wirelessly using the 802.11x signals at 2.4 GHz. For a more detailed explanation of the new security and
encryption technology, refer to the section of the document entitled: Appendix B - Wireless
Technology section on page 169.
For more information on utilizing the AMX Certificate Upload Utility in conjunction with the EAP
security, refer to the section of the document entitled: Appendix B - Wireless Technology section on
page 169.
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Configuring a Wireless Network Access
When working with a wireless card, the first step is to configure wireless communication parameters
within the Wireless Settings page. This page only configures the card to communicate to a target WAP
(such as the NXA-WAP200G), it is still necessary to tell the panel which Master it should be
communicating with. This "pointing to a Master" is done via the System Settings page where you
configure the IP Address, System Number and Username/Password information assigned to the target
Master.
Step 1: Configure the Panel’s Wireless IP Settings
The first step to successfully setting up your internal wireless card is to configure the IP Settings section
on the Wireless Settings page. The section configures the communication parameters from the MVP
panel to the web.
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).
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.
Do not alter any of these remaining greyed-out fields in the IP Settings section. Once the panel is
rebooted, these values are obtained by the unit and displayed in the DNS fields after power-up.
DHCP will register the unique MAC Address (factory assigned) 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 a Keyboard and enter the Host Name information.
Modero
connection
IP info.
Wireless Access Point
Site Survey Button
FIG. 15 Wireless Settings page (IP Settings section)
4. Press Done after you are finished assigning the alpha-numeric string of the host name.
5. Do not alter any of these remaining greyed-out fields in the IP Settings section. Once the panel is
rebooted, these values are obtained by the unit and displayed in the DNS fields after power-up.
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This information can be found in either the Workspace - System name > Define
Device section of your code (that defines the properties for your panel), or in the
Device Addressing/Network Addresses section of the Tools > NetLinx Diagnostics
dialog.
6. Setup 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 24 for detailed procedures to setup either a secure or
unsecure connection.
Wireless communication using a Static IP Address
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Press the Wireless Settings button (located on the lower-left) 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 assigned
to the panel. This address must be obtained before Static assignment of the panel
continues.
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 become user-editable (red).
3. Press the IP Address field to open a Keyboard and enter the Static IP Address (provided by your
System Administrator).
4. Press Done after you are finished entering the IP information.
5. Repeat the same process for the Subnet Mask and Gateway fields.
6. Press the optional Host Name field to open the Keyboard and enter the Host Name information.
7. Press Done after you are finished assigning the alpha-numeric string of the host name.
8. Press the Primary DNS field to open a Keyboard, enter the Primary DNS Address (provided by your
System Administrator) and press Done when compete. Repeat this process for the Secondary DNS
field.
9. Press the Domain field to open a Keyboard, enter the resolvable domain Address (this is provided
by your System Administrator and equates to a unique Internet name for the panel), and press Done
when complete.
10. Setup 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 setup either a secure or unsecure connection.
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 NXA-WC80211GCF. Once pressed, the panel displays the Site Survey page which
contains categories such as:
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 - None, Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent
MAC Address - Unique identification of the transmitting Access Point
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Indicates the currently
active column and the order
in which the data is being sorted (Descending order shown)
Indicates a selected AP
FIG. 16 Site Survey page
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Press the Wireless Settings button (located on the lower-left) to open the Wireless Settings page.
2. Navigate to the Access Point MAC Address section of this page and press the on-screen
Site Survey button. This action launches the 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 field.
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 hidden (not broadcast) it will not show up on the site survey
screen but it can still be configured via the SSID field on the specified security mode
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 see
access points come and go as they move in and out of range.
3. Sort the information provided on this page by pressing on a column name and toggling the direction
of the adjacent arrow.
Up arrow - indicates that the information is being sorted in a Ascending order.
SSID (A to Z), Channel (1 to 14), Security (Unknown to WEP), Signal (None to
Excellent). The firmware considers the following to be the security order from least
secure to most secure: Open, WEP, WPA, WPA2, and Unknown.
Down arrow - indicates that the information is being sorted in a Descending order.
SSID (Z to A), Channel (11 to 6), Security (WEP to Unknown), Signal (Excellent
to None)
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.
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4. Select a desired Access Point by touching the corresponding row. The up arrow and down arrow
will be grayed out if there are ten or less access points detected. If there are more, 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. You can then either Cancel the
operation or fill in any necessary information fields and then click Save.
If you select an Open, WEP, and WPA-PSK Access Point and then click Connect, you will be flipped
to the corresponding Settings page. For any other security mode, if you click Connect you will only
return to the previous page without any information being pre-filled out for you.
In an Open security mode, when a target WAP is selected and the connect to, the SSID name
of the selected WAP is saved for the open security mode.
In a Static WEP security mode, when a WEP Access Point is selected and then connected to,
the user is then redirected back to the Static WEP security screen where the SSID field is
already filled out and 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 case, the firmware
switches back to the previous page and security and connection parameters must be entered in
as normal.
Step 2: Configure the Card’s Wireless Security Settings
The second step to successfully setting up your 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 use
an 802.11g card to configure a common security configuration to a target WAP.
Refer to either the Wireless Settings Page section on page 68 or the Appendix B - Wireless
Technology section on page 169 for more information on the other security methods.
Once you have set up the wireless card parameters, you must configure the communication parameters
for the target Master; see Step 3: Choose a Master Connection Mode section on page 31.
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Configuring the Modero’s wireless card for unsecured access to a WAP200G
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Press the Wireless Settings button (located on the lower-left) to open the Wireless Settings page.
MVP
connection
IP info.
Wireless
card security settings
FIG. 17 Wireless Settings page (showing a sample unsecured configuration)
2. Enter the SSID information by either:
Automatically having it filled in by pressing the Site Survey button and from the Site Survey
page, choosing an Open WAP from within the Site Survey page and then pressing the
Connect button.
Select an OPEN
(unsecured) WAP
Connecting to the
WAP begins the
communication
FIG. 18 Site Survey of available WAPS (Unsecured WAP shown selected)
Manually entering the SSID information into their appropriate fields by following steps 7
thru 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 SSID (alpha-numeric) be entered. Using this method causes
network packets to be sent out as unencrypted text.
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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
4. Press the red SSID field (FIG. 19) to display an on-screen Network Name (SSID) keyboard.
5. In this keyboard, enter the SSID name used on your 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 WAP200Gs use AMX as
their assigned SSID value.
One of the most common problems associated with connection to a WAP arise because the
SSID was not entered properly. You must maintain the same case when entering the SSID
information. ABC is not the same as Abc.
6. Click Done when you’ve completed typing in the information.
7. From the Open (Clear Text) Settings page (FIG. 19), press the Save button to incorporate your new
information into the panel and begin the communication process.
8. Verify the fields in the IP Settings section have been properly configured. Refer to Step 1: Configure
the Panel’s Wireless IP Settings section on page 21 for detailed information.
9. Press the Back button to return to the Protected Setup page and press the on-screen Reboot button
to both 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.
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 there is no signal or no IP Address
displayed; configuration of your network could be required.
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Configuring the Modero’s wireless card for secured access to a WAP200G
After logging into the WAP200G, the default Status page appears within the web browser. These
read-only values are "pulled" from some of the other user-configurable Configuration Utility pages. By
default, wireless Modero panels are configured for unsecured communication to a Wireless Access
Point. To properly setup both the WAP200G and panel for secure communication, you must first prepare
the Modero panel and then use the information given to fill out the fields within the WAP’s
browser-based Basic Wireless Configuration page.
Since the code key generator on Modero panels use the same key generation formula, all panels will
generate identical keys for the same Passphrase. The generators used on WAPs will not produce the same
key as the Modero generator even if you use the same Passphrase. For this reason, we recommend
FIRST creating the Current Key on the Modero and then entering that information into the
appropriate NXA-WAP200G fields.
Automatically set SSID
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Select Wireless Settings.
2. Press the Site Survey button.
3. Select a WEP secured WAP from within the Site Survey page, and press the Connect button .
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. Write down the SSID name, Current Key string value, and panel MAC Address information so you
can later enter it into the appropriate WAP dialog fields in order to "sync-up" the secure connection.
These values must be identically reproduced on the target WAP.
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Manually set SSID
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Select Wireless Settings.
2. Locate the Wireless Security section (FIG. 21).
802.11g wireless card
FIG. 21 Wireless Settings page
You must first take down the SSID name, Current Key string value, and panel MAC
Address information so you can later enter it into the appropriate WAP dialog fields in
order to "sync-up" the secure connection. These values must be identically
reproduced on the target WAP.
3. Press the Static WEP button to open the Static WEP Settings dialog (FIG. 22).
Required Information:
- SSID (Network Name used by the Target WAP)
- Encryption Method
- Passphrase
- WEP Key assignment
- Authentication Method
FIG. 22 Wireless Settings page - Static WEP security method
4. Press the SSID field and from the Network Name (SSID) keyboard, enter the SSID name you are
using on your 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 unit
will attempt to connect to the first available WAP. By default, all WAP200Gs use AMX as
their assigned SSID value.
One of the most common problems associated with connection to a WAP arise because the
SSID was not entered properly. You must maintain the same case when entering this
information. ABC is not the same as Abc.
The alpha-numeric string is by default AMX but can later be changed to any 32-character
entry. This string must be duplicated within the Network Name (SSID) field on the WAP.
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As an example, if you use TECHPUBS as your SSID, you must match this word and the
case within 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 you have your Wireless Access Point set to default key 4 (which
was 01:02:03:04:05), you must set the panel’s key 4 to 01:02:03:04:05.
6. Toggle the Default Key field until the you’ve chosen a WEP Key value (from 1- 4) that matches
what you’ll be using on your target WAP200G. This value MUST MATCH on both devices.
These WEP Key identifier values must match for both devices.
7. With the proper WEP Key value displayed, press the Generate button to launch the WEP
Passphrase keyboard.
If you are wanting to have your target WAP (other than an NXA-WAP200G) generate the
Current Key - Do not press the Generate button and continue with Step 13.
This keyboard allows you to enter a Passphrase (such as AMXPanel) and then
AUTOMATICALLY generate a WEP key which is compatible only among all Modero panels.
The code key generator on Modero panels use the same key generation formula.
Therefore, this same Passphrase generates identical keys when done on any
Modero because they all use the same Modero-specific generator. The Passphrase
generator is case sensitive.
8. Within this on-screen WEP Passphrase keyboard (FIG. 23), enter a character string or word (such as
AMXPanel) and press Done when you have finished.
FIG. 23 WEP Passphrase Keyboard
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As an 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 your WAP’s WEP Key field (typically
entered without colons) and into other communicating panel’s Current Key field (FIG. 24).
10. If you are entering a Current Key generated either by your target WAP or another Modero
panel, within the WEP Keys section, touch the Key # button to launch the WEP Key # keyboard
(FIG. 24), 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 described in the previous step.
If your target Wireless Access Point does not support passphrase key generation and
has previously been setup with a manually entered WEP KEY, you must manually
enter that same WEP key on your panel.
11. The remaining Current Key and Authentication fields are greyed-out and cannot be altered by the
user.
12. Verify the fields within the IP Settings section have been properly configured. Refer to Step 1:
Configure the Panel’s Wireless IP Settings section on page 21 for detailed information.
13. Press the Back button to navigate to the Protected Setup page and press the on-screen Reboot
button to both 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. If there is no signal or no IP Address
displayed; configuration of your network could be required.
Refer to the NXA-WAP200G Instruction Manual for more detailed setup and configuration procedures.
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Configuring multiple wireless Moderos to communicate to a target WAP200G
1. For each communicating touch panel, complete all of the steps outlined within the previous
Configuring the Modero’s wireless card for secured access to a WAP200G section on page 27.
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..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. Using the same passphrase, generates the same key for all
communicating Modero panels.
Step 3: Choose a Master Connection Mode
The panel requires you establish the type of connection you want made between it and your master.
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Select System Settings.
2. Select Type to toggle between the Master Connection Types USB and Ethernet.
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.
It is recommended that firmware KIT files only be transferred over a direct connection
and only when the panel is connected to a power supply. If battery power or wireless
connection fails during a firmware upgrade, the panel flash file system may become
corrupted.
FIG. 25 System Settings page
USB
NetLinx Studio can be setup to run a Virtual Master where the PC acts as the Master by supplying its
own IP Address for communication to the panel. For a PC to establish a USB connection with a Modero
panel, it must have the AMX USBLAN driver installed.
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The AMX USBLAN driver is included with both NetLinx Studio2 and TPDesign4, and
can also be downloaded as a stand-alone application from www.amx.com.
Prepare your PC for USB communication with the panel
If you haven’t already done so, download and install the latest versions of NetLinx Studio2 and
TPDesign4 (from www.amx.com), and restart your PC.
Configure the panel for USB communication
The first time the panel is connected to the PC it is detected as a new USB hardware device, and the
correct (panel-specific) USBLAN driver must be associated to it manually. Each time thereafter, the
panel is recognized as a unique USBLAN device, and the association to the driver is handled
automatically.
1. Connect the PS4.4 power connector to the panel (or docking station if the panel is already installed)
to supply power.
2. Press and hold the two lower external pushbuttons on either side of the panel simultaneously for 3
seconds to access the Setup page (see FIG. 13 on page 19 ).
3. In the Protected Settings page, select System Settings to open the System Settings page (FIG. 26).
4. Toggle the blue Type field (from the Master Connection section) until the choice cycles to USB.
Refer to the System Settings Page section on page 87 for information about the fields on this page.
FIG. 26 System Settings page - USB Connection
5. Press the Back button to return to the Protected Setup page.
6. Press Reboot to save changes and restart the panel.
7. When the panel powers up and displays the first panel page, insert the mini-USB connector into the
Program 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).
The first time the panel is recognized by the PC as a new USB device, a USB driver installation
popup window (FIG. 27) is displayed. This window notifies you that the panel has been detected as
a USB device, and the appropriate USB driver is benig installed to establish communication with
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the panel. It also indicates that the AMX USBLAN driver does not contain a Microsoft® digital
signature.
FIG. 27 USB driver installation popup window
8. Click Yes to proceed with the driver installation.
Once the installation is complete, the panel and PC are ready to communicate via USB.
9. Navigate back to the System Settings page.
Configure a Virtual NetLinx Master using NetLinx Studio
A Virtual NetLinx Master (VNM) is used when the target panel is not 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.
Before beginning:
1. Verify the panel has been configured to communicate via USB within the System Settings page and
that the USB driver has been properly configured. Refer to the previous section for more
information.
2. In NetLinx Studio, select Settings > Master Communication Settings, from the Main menu to
open the Master Communication Settings dialog (FIG. 28).
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IP Address of computer
(not needed as this is a direct
USB connection)
FIG. 28 Assigning Communication Settings for a Virtual Master
3. Click the Communications Settings button to open the Communications Settings dialog.
4. Click the NetLinx Master radio button (from the Platform Selection section).
5. Click the Virtual Master radio button (from the Transport Connection Option section).
6. Click the Edit Settings button to open the Virtual NetLinx Master Settings dialog (FIG. 28).
7. Enter the System number (default is 1).
8. Click OK to close all open dialogs and save your settings.
9. Click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window to view the devices on the Virtual System.
10. Right-click on Empty Device Tree/System and select Refresh System to re-populate the list.
The panel will not appear as a device below the virtual system number (in the Online Tree tab)
until both the system number (default = 1) is entered into the Master Connection section of the
System Settings page and the panel is restarted.
The Connection status turns green after a few seconds to indicate an active USB connection to
the PC (Virtual Master).
If the System Connection icon does not turn green, check the USP connection and
communication settings and refresh the system.
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Ethernet
1. When using Ethernet, press the listed Mode to toggle through the available connection modes:
Connection Modes
Mode Description
Procedures
Auto
The device connects to the first master that
responds. This setting requires you set the
System Number.
Setting the System Number:
The device connects to the specific IP of a
master via a TCP connection. This setting
requires you set the Master’s IP.
Setting the Master IP:
The device "listens" for the master to initiate
contact. This setting requires you provide the
master with the device’s IP.
Confirm device IP is on the Master URL list. You
can 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 select Done.
1. Select the Master IP number to the keyboard.
2. Set your 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.
3. Set your Master Port and select Done.
If you have enabled password security on your master you need to set the username and password within
the device.
4. Select the blank field Username to open the keyboard.
5. Set your Username and select Done.
6. Select the blank field Password to open the keyboard.
7. Set your Password and select Done.
8. Press the Back button to return to the Protected Setup page.
9. Press the Reboot button to reboot device and confirm changes.
Master Connection to a Virtual Master via Ethernet
When configuring your 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 and make sure to use the Virtual System value assigned to the
Virtual Master within NetLinx Studio.
Before beginning:
1. Verify the panel has been configured to communicate with the Wireless Access Point and verify the
signal strength quality bargraph is On.
2. Launch NetLinx Studio 2.x (default location is Start > Programs > AMX Control Disc > NetLinx
Studio 2 > NetLinx Studio 2).
3. Select Settings > Master Communication Settings, from the Main menu to open the Master
Communication Settings dialog (FIG. 29).
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Enter this IP
into the
Master IP/URL
field on the
System Settings
page
IP Addresses of computer
(also obtained by using the
Start > Run > cmd command)
FIG. 29 Assigning Communication Settings and TCP/IP Settings for a Virtual Master
4. Click the Communications Settings button to open the Communications Settings dialog.
5. Click on the NetLinx Master radio button (from the Platform Selection section) to indicate that you
are working as a NetLinx Master.
6. Click on the Virtual Master radio box (from the Transport Connection Option section) to indicate
you are wanting to configure the PC to communicate with a panel. Everything else such as the
Authentication is greyed-out because you are not going through the Master’s UI.
7. Click the Edit Settings button (on the Communications Settings dialog) to open the Virtual NetLinx
Master Settings dialog (FIG. 29).
8. From within this dialog enter the System number (default is 1) and note the IP Address of the target
PC being used as the Virtual Master. This IP Address can also be obtained by following these
procedures:
On your PC, click Start > Run to open the Run dialog.
Enter cmd into the Open field and click OK to open the command DOS prompt.
From the C:\> command line, enter ipconfig to display the IP Address of the PC. This
information is entered into the Master IP/URL field on the panel.
9. Click OK three times to close the open dialogs, save your settings, and return to the main NetLinx
Studio application.
10. Click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window to view the devices on the Virtual System. The
default System value is one.
11. Right-click on the Empty Device Tree/System entry and select Refresh System to re-populate the
list.
12. Connect the terminal end of the PS4.4 power cable to the 12 VDC power connector on the side of
the stand-alone touch panel.
If the MVP is installed onto a docking station, feed power to the docked panel by connecting
the appropriate power supply to the docking station.
13. After the panel powers-up, press and hold the two lower buttons on both sides of the display (for 3
seconds) to continue with the setup process and proceed to the Setup page.
14. Select Protected Setup > System Settings (located on the lower-left) to open the System Settings
page (FIG. 30).
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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. 30 Sample System Settings page (for Virtual Master communication)
15. Press the blue Type field (from the Master Connection section) until the choice cycles to the word
Ethernet.
16. Press the Mode field until the choice cycles to the word URL.
By selecting URL, the System Number 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.
17. Press the Master IP/URL field to open a Keyboard and enter the IP Address of the PC used as the
Virtual Master.
18. Click Done to accept the new value and return to the System Settings page.
19. Do not alter the Master Port Number value (this is the default value used by NetLinx).
20. Press the Back button to open the Protected Setup page.
21. Press the on-screen Reboot button to both save any changes and restart the panel.
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Using G4 Web Control to Interact with a G4 Panel
The G4 Web Control feature allows you to use a PC to interact with a G4 enabled panel via the web. This
feature works in tandem with the new browser-capable NetLinx Security firmware update (build 300 or
higher). G4 Web Control is only available with the latest Modero panel firmware.
Refer to the G4 Web Control Page section on page 65 for more detailed field information.
Verify your NetLinx Master (ME260/64 or NI-Series) has been installed with the latest
firmware KIT file from www.amx.com. Refer to your NetLinx Master instruction
manual for more detailed information on the use of the new web-based NetLinx
Security.
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) to open the Protected
Setup page and display an on-screen keypad.
3. Enter 1988 into the Keypad’s password field (1988 is the default password).
Clearing Password #5, from the initial Password Setup page, removes the need for
you to enter the default password before accessing the Protected Setup page.
4. Press Done when finished.
5. Press the G4 WebControl button to open the G4 Web Control page (FIG. 31).
FIG. 31 G4 Web Control page
6. Press the Enable/Enabled button until it toggles to Enabled (light blue color).
7. The Network Interface Select field is read-only and displays the method of communication to the
web.
Wireless is used when a wireless card is detected within the internal card slot. This method
provides an indirect communication to the web via a pre-configured Wireless Access Point.
The Network Interface Select field is read-only and defaulted to Wireless (since
there is no Ethernet cable connection).
8. Press the Web Control Name field to open the Web Name keyboard.
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9. From the Web Name keyboard, enter a unique alpha-numeric string to identify this panel. This
information is used by the NetLinx Security Web Server to display on-screen links to the panel. The
on-screen links use the IP Address of the panel and not the name for communication (FIG. 32).
FIG. 32 Sample relationship between G4 Web Control and Mange WebControl Connections window
10. Press Done after you are finished assigning the alpha-numeric string for the Web Control name.
11. Press the Web Control Password field to open the Web Password keyboard.
12. From the Web Password keyboard, enter a unique alpha-numeric string to be assigned as the G4
Authentication session password associated with VNC web access of this panel.
13. Press Done after you are finished assigning the alpha-numeric string for the Web Control password.
14. Press the Web Control Port field to open the Web Port Number keypad.
15. Within the keypad, enter a unique numeric value to be assigned to the port the VNC Web Server is
running on. The default value is 5900.
16. Press Done when you are finished entering the value. The remaining fields within the G4 Web
Control Settings section of this page are read-only and cannot be altered.
17. Press the Up/Down arrows on either sides of the G4 Web Control Timeout field to increase or
decrease the amount of time the panel can remain idle (no cursor movements) before the session is
closed and the user is disconnected.
18. Press the Back button to open the Protected Setup page.
19. Press the on-screen Reboot button to save any changes and restart the panel.
Verify your NetLinx Master’s IP Address and System Number have been properly
entered into the Master Connection section of the System Settings page.
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Using your NetLinx Master to control the G4 panel
Refer to your particular NetLinx Master’s instruction manual for detailed information on how to
download the latest firmware from www.amx.com. This firmware build enables SSL certificate
identification and encryption, HTTPS communication, ICSP data encryption, and disables the ability to
alter the Master security properties via a TELNET session.
In order to fully utilize the SSL encryption, your web browser should incorporate the an encryption
feature. This encryption level is displayed as a Cipher strength.
Once the Master’s IP Address has been set through NetLinx Studio version 2.x or higher:
1. Launch your web browser.
2. Enter the IP Address of the target Master (ex: http://198.198.99.99) into the web browser’s Address
field.
3. Press the Enter key on your keyboard to begin the communication process between the target
Master and your computer.
Initially, the Master Security option is disabled (from within the System Security page) and
no username and password is required for access or configuration.
Both HTTP and HTTPS Ports are enabled by default (via the Manage System > Server
page).
If the Master has been previously configured for secured communication, click OK to accept
the AMX SSL certificate (if SSL is enabled) and then enter a valid username and password
into the fields within the Login dialog.
4. Click OK to enter the information and proceed to the Master’s Manage WebControl Connections
window.
5. This Manage WebControl Connections page (FIG. 33) is accessed by clicking on the Manage
connections link (within the Web Control section within the Navigation frame). Once activated, this
page displays links to G4 panels running the latest G4 Web Control feature (previously setup and
activated on the panel).
Compatible
devices field
(showing G4
WebControl links)
G4 panels
Compression
Options
FIG. 33 Manage WebControl Connections page (populated with compatible panels)
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6. Click on the G4 panel name link associated with the target panel. A secondary web browser window
appears on the screen (FIG. 34).
FIG. 34 Web Control VNC installation and Password entry screens
7. Click Yes from the Security Alert popup window to agree to the installation of the G4 WebControl
application on your computer. This application contains the necessary Active X and VNC client
applications necessary to properly view and control the panel pages from your computer.
The G4 Web Control application is sent by the panel to the computer that is used for
communication. Once the application is installed, this popup will no longer appear.
This popup will only appear if you are connecting to the target panel using a different
computer.
8. In some cases, you might get a Connection Details dialog (FIG. 35) requesting a VNC Server IP
Address. This is the IP Address not the IP of the Master but of the target touch panel. Depending on
which method of communication you are using, it can be found in either the:
Wired Ethernet - System Settings > IP Settings section within the IP Address field.
Wireless - Wireless Settings > IP Settings section within the IP Address field.
If you do not get this field continue to step 9.
IP Address of touch panel
- obtained from IP Settings section of
the Wireless Settings page (MVP)
FIG. 35 Connection Details dialog
9. If a WebControl password was setup on the G4 WebControl page, a G4 Authentication Session
password dialog box appears on the screen within the secondary browser window.
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10. Enter the Web Control session password into the Session Password field (FIG. 35). This password
was previously entered into the Web Control Password field within the G4 Web Control page on the
panel.
11. Click OK to send the password to the panel and begin the session. A confirmation message appears
stating "Please wait, Initial screen loading..".
The secondary window then becomes populated with the same G4 page being displayed on the target G4
panel. A small circle appears within the on-screen G4 panel page and corresponds to the location of the
mouse cursor. A left-mouse click on the computer-displayed panel page equates to an actual touch on the
target G4 panel page.
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Upgrading MVP Firmware
Except for the MVP-KS (Kickstand for MVP Panels), all MVP panels and their accessories have onboard firmware which is upgradeable through the use of the latest NetLinx Studio. The MVP acts as a
bridge between the NetLinx Studio program and the installed docking station. Studio can download
firmware to the target docking station by using the connected MVP to pass-along the Kit file to the
docking station. Refer to the NetLinx Studio version 2.x or higher Instruction Manual for more
information on how to download firmware to both a panel and a docking station.
The latest firmware 2.70.xx (or higher) kit file is panel-specific.
This new firmware also provides both backwards compatibility with the previous
802.11b cards and new security protocols for the new 802.11g wireless CF card.
1. Upload the latest Kit file (SW5965_xx version 2.70.xx or higher) to your specific Modero touch
panel and then confirm the firmware file update was successful. Refer to your panel’s instruction
manual for detailed communication and Kit file upload procedures.
If you don’t first update the firmware file on the panel, before proceeding with the card
upgrade process, you will be required to configure NetLinx Studio to communicate
with the target panel via a direct USB connection.
In this communication scenario, your PC acts as a Virtual NetLinx Master establishing
a secure USB connection to the target panel and then uploading the new Kit file.
Before beginning the Upgrade process:
Setup and configure your NetLinx Master. Refer to the your particular NetLinx Master
Instruction Manual for detailed setup procedures.
Calibrate and prepare the communication pages on the Modero panel for use. Refer to the
Panel Calibration section on page 159.
Refer to the NetLinx Studio version 2.x or higher Help file for more information on uploading
files via Ethernet.
Configure your panel for either direct connect or wireless communication. Refer to the
Configuring Communications section on page 19 for more detailed information about
Ethernet or Wireless communication.
It is recommended that firmware Kit files only be transferred over a direct connection
and only when the panel is connected to a power supply.
If battery power or wireless connection fails during a firmware upgrade, the panel
flash file system may become corrupted.
The process of updating firmware involves the use of a communicating NetLinx Master. The required
steps for updating firmware to a Modero panel are virtually identical to those necessary for updating Kit
files to a NetLinx Master (except the target device is a panel instead of a Master). Refer to either your
Master’s literature or Studio 2.x Help file for those procedures.
A touch panel which is not using a valid username and password will not be able to
communicate with a secured Master. If you are updating the firmware on or through a
panel which is not using a username or password field, you must first remove the
Master Security feature to establish an unsecured connection.
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Upgrading the Modero Firmware via the USB port
Before beginning with this section, verify your panel is powered and the Type-A USB connector is
securely inserted into the PC’s USB port. The panel must be powered-on before connecting the miniUSB connector to the panel.
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 the installation of the USB driver has been completed, confirm the proper installation of the
large Type-A USB connector to the PC's USB port, and restart your machine.
2. After the panel powers-up, press and hold the two lower buttons on both sides of the display for
3 seconds to continue with the setup process and proceed to the Setup page.
3. Select Protected Setup > System Settings (located on the lower-left) to open the System Settings
page.
4. Toggle the blue Type field (from the Master Connection section) until the choice cycles to USB.
ALL fields are then greyed-out and read-only, but still display any previous network
information.
5. Press the Back button on the touch panel to return to the Protected Setup page.
6. Press the on-screen Reboot button to both save any changes and 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, THEN insert the mini-USB connector into
the Program 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 setup 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. Navigate back to the System Settings page.
Step 2: Prepare Studio for communication via the USB port
1. Launch NetLinx Studio 2.x (default location is Start > Programs > AMX Control Disc > NetLinx
Studio 2 > NetLinx Studio 2).
2. Select Settings > Master Communication Settings, from the Main menu to open the Master
Communication Settings dialog (FIG. 36).
3. Click the Communications Settings button to open the Communications Settings dialog.
4. Click on the NetLinx Master radio button (from the Platform Selection section) to indicate that you
are working as a NetLinx Master.
5. Click on the Virtual Master radio box (from the Transport Connection Option section) to indicate
you are wanting to configure the PC to communicate directly with a panel. Everything else such as
the Authentication is greyed-out because you are not going through the Master’s UI.
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IP Address of computer
(not needed as this is a direct
USB connection)
FIG. 36 Assigning Communication Settings for a Virtual Master
6. Click the Edit Settings button (on the Communications Settings dialog) to open the Virtual NetLinx
Master Settings dialog (FIG. 36).
7. From within this dialog enter the System number (default is 1).
8. Click OK three times to close the open dialogs, save your settings, and return to the main NetLinx
Studio application.
9. Click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window to view the devices on the Virtual System.
The default System value is one.
10. Right-click on the Empty Device Tree/System entry and select Refresh System to re-populate the
list.
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 7 for the VNM is entered into the Master Connection
section of the System Settings page and the panel is restarted.
Step 3: Confirm and Upgrade the firmware via the USB port
Use the CC-USB Type-A to Mini-B 5-wire programming cable (FG10-5965) 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 which then reboots, allows the PC to
detect the panel and assign an appropriate USB driver.
1. Verify this 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, its now time to verify 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. 37) to
view the devices on the Virtual System. The default System value is one.
4. Right-click on the System entry (FIG. 37) 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 10001.
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Showing the Virtual Master
firmware version and
device number
Shows NetLinx Studio
version number
Showing the current MVP
panel firmware version and
device number
FIG. 37 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 > Downloadable Files > Firmware Files > Modero Panels section
of the website.
6. Click on the desired Kit file link and after you’ve accepted the Licensing Agreement, verify you
have downloaded the Modero Kit file to a known location.
7. Select Tools > Firmware Transfers > Send to NetLinx Device from the Main menu to open the
Send to NetLinx Device dialog (B in FIG. 38). Verify 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. 38).
A
B
FIG. 38 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.
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10. Click the Reboot Device checkbox. This causes the touch panel to reboot after the firmware update
process is complete. The reboot of the panel can take up 30 seconds after the firmware process has
finished.
11. Click Send to begin the transfer. The file transfer progress is indicated on the bottom-right of the
dialog (B in FIG. 38).
12. 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 the panel has been properly updated to the correct firmware version.
Upgrading the Docking Station Firmware via USB
The following accessory devices are firmware upgradeable:
MVP-TDS Table Top Docking Station (FG5965-10)
MVP-WDS Wall/Flush Mount Docking Station - Black (FG5965-11)
MVP-WDS Wall/Flush Mount Docking Station - Silver (FG5965-21)
This device is not given a unique device number which would ordinarily appear within the Online Tree
tab of NetLinx Studio. It appears as a battery base below the target panel which it is a part of as seen
below in FIG. 39.
Target Panel Device #
TDS/WDS
(station version)
NetLinx Studio Online Tree tab
Accessory’s corresponding firmware page
FIG. 39 Location of Firmware version information within NetLinx Studio
The only way to upgrade the firmware of these accessory items is to send the accessory’s firmware
through a target panel. Its this panel’s device number which is entered within the Send to NetLinx Device
transfer dialog in Studio.
Step 1: Prepare the Docking Station for firmware transfer via USB
Before beginning with this section:
Verify the MVP is securely attached to the docking station and communicating properly.
Verify that the panel is communicating from the mini-USB port to the Virtual NetLinx Master
(VNM).
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1. Complete the instructions for configuring the NetLinx Master for IP communication found in the
Upgrading the Modero Firmware via the USB port section on page 44.
2. After the panel powers-up, press and hold the two lower buttons on both sides of the display for
3 seconds to continue with the setup process and proceed to the Setup page.
3. Press the Batteries button to open the Batteries page (FIG. 40).
Displays the current
docking station firmware version
FIG. 40 Batteries page
The docking station firmware is shown on the right of the Batteries page.
Verify you have downloaded the latest firmware file from www.amx.com and then
save the Kit file to your computer.
Step 2: Upgrade the Docking Station firmware via USB
1. Complete the procedures outlined in the Step 1: Configure the panel for a USB Connection
Type section on page 44.
2. Prepare NetLinx Studio for communication to the panel via a Virtual Master by following the
procedures outlined in the Step 2: Prepare Studio for communication via the USB port section on
page 44.
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 to view the
devices on the Virtual System. The default System value is one.
4. Right-click on the System entry 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 10001.
5. Locate the latest firmware file from the www.amx.com > Tech Center > Downloadable Files >
Firmware Files > Modero Panels firmware (MVP Docking Stations: MVP-TDS/WDS) section
of the website.
6. Click on the desired Kit file link and after you’ve accepted the Licensing Agreement, verify you
have downloaded the Docking Station Kit file to a known location.
7. Select Tools > Firmware Transfers > Send to NetLinx Device from the Main menu to open the
Send to NetLinx Device dialog (FIG. 41). Verify 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.
8. Select the docking station’s Kit file (ending in VXX.kit) from the Files section (FIG. 41).
9. Enter the Device number 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.
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Selected Docking Station Firmware file
Description field for selected Kit file
Firmware download
status
Device and System values
must match the System and Device values
listed in the Project Navigator window
FIG. 41 Send to NetLinx Device dialog (showing docking station firmware update via USB)
Firmware upgrades can not be done directly to the docking station but must be routed
through the MVP panel.
10. Click the Reboot Device checkbox. This causes the touch panel to reboot after the firmware update
process is complete. The reboot of the panel can take up 30 seconds after the firmware process has
finished.
11. Click Send to begin the transfer. The file transfer progress is indicated on the bottom-right of the
dialog.
12. 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. After the panel powers-up, press and hold the two lower buttons on both sides of the display for
3 seconds to continue with the setup process and proceed to the Setup page.
16. Press the Batteries button (located on the lower-left) to open the Batteries page and confirm the new
firmware does not read 0.00.
If the Base Version field displays 0.00, this means there was an error in the firmware
upload process. Re-install the base firmware and re-confirm that the new base
version no longer reads 0.00.
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Although firmware upgrades can be done over wireless Ethernet; it is recommended
that firmware KIT files be transferred over a direct USB connection and only when the
panel is connected to a power supply. If battery power or wireless connection fails
during a firmware upgrade, the panel flash file system may become corrupted.
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Setup Pages
AMX Modero panels 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 two lower external pushbuttons on either side of the panel
simultaneously and hold for 3 seconds (FIG. 42).
Setup Page Access buttons:
Press and hold simultaneously for
3 seconds to access the Setup pages
Press and hold for 10 seconds
to access the Calibration page.
FIG. 42 Setup Page Access buttons
Navigation Buttons
The following Navigation buttons (FIG. 43) appear on the left side of the Setup page:
Closes the Setup page
Press to access the Protected Setup page for panel calibration and to access
security release passwords and connection settings.
Press to access the Information menu and select either Project Information or
Panel Information.
Press to access the Time Adjustment page where you can alter the time and
date settings on the Master.
Press to access the Volume page where you can adjust audio parameters on the
panel.
Press to access the access the Batteries page to monitor MVP-BP Power Pack
status in the panel as well as the docking station.
FIG. 43 Setup Page Navigation Buttons
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Setup Pages
The Setup page (FIG. 44) allows quick access to several basic panel properties:
FIG. 44 MVP-8400 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 shows online/offline state of
the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark green
every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Connection Status:
Displays whether the panel is communicating externally as well as the encryption
status of the Master, the connection type (Ethernet or USB), and what System the
panel is connected to.
• Until a connection is established, the message displayed is: “Attempting via...”.
• 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 Sleep
mode (causing the LCD to power down).
• Press the UP/DN buttons to increase/decrease the Display Timeout setting.
Range = 0 - 240 (minutes).
• Set the timeout value to zero to disable Sleep mode.
Note: Small timeout values maximize the life of the battery charge.
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Setup Page (Cont.)
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/DN buttons to increase/decrease the Inactivity Page Flip Timeout
setting. Range = 0 - 240 (minutes).
• Set the timeout value to zero to disable Inactivity Page Flip mode.
Note: The touch panel page used for the Inactivity page flip is shown within a small
Inactivity Page field.
Panel Brightness:
Sets the display brightness level of the panel.
• Press the UP/DN buttons to adjust the brightness level. Range = 0 - 100.
Note: The on-screen bargraph can be dragged to adjust the brightness level which
is then reflected as a numeric value in the Panel Brightness field.
Information
The Information button provides a menu to select either the Project Information Page section on
page 54 or the Panel Information Page section on page 56. Select either option to access that page.
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Project Information Page
The Project Information page displays the project properties of the TPDesign4 project file currently
loaded on the panel (FIG. 46).
FIG. 46 Project Information page and corresponding TPD4 project properties tabs
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 shows online/offline state of
the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark green
every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
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.
Sales Order:
Displays the sales order information.
Purchase Order:
Displays the purchase order information.
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Project Information Page (Cont.)
AMX IR 38K 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.
AMX IR 455K Port:
Displays the AMX 455 kHz IR channel port used by the IR Emitter on the panel.
IR User Def 1 Port:
Displays the User Defined IR channel port used by the IR Emitter on the panel.
• Note: User Defined ports can be downloaded by the user and are customizable,
whereas the AMX ones are fixed.
IR User Def 2 Port:
Displays the User Defined IR channel port used by the IR Emitter 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 assignment being used to report Cradle Sensor information.
Cradle Sensor Channel: Displays the channel assignment being used to report Cradle Sensor information.
The channel is turned on when the panel is docked (in either the TDS or WDS
docking stations.
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. 47).
FIG. 47 Panel Information page (takes its’ information from the touch panel)
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 shows online/offline state
of the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark
green every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
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-8400 = 800
Screen Height:
Displays the screen height (in pixels).
• MVP-8400 = 600 pixels.
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Panel Information Page (Cont.)
Screen Refresh Rate:
Displays the video refresh rate applied to the incoming video signal from the
panel.
Screen Rotation:
Displays the degree of rotation applied to the on-screen image.
Power Up Pages:
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 last time the panel booted.
Time & Date Setup Page
The options on the Time & Date Setup page (FIG. 48) allow you to set and adjust 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. 48 Time and Date Setup page
MVP touch panels do not have an on-board clock; the only way to modify a panel’s
time without altering the Master is via NetLinx Code.
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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 shows online/offline state of
the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark green
every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Time Date Refresh/Set:
This section provides two options:
• The Get Time/Date button retrieves Time and Date information from the Master.
• The Set Time/Date button sets the Master to retain and save 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/DN arrow buttons to adjust the Master’s calendar date and time. The
blue icon indicates which field is currently selected (see FIG. 48).
• Year range = 2000 - 2037
• Month range = 1 - 12
• Day range = 1 - 31
• Hour = 24-hour military
• Minute range = 0 - 59
• Second range = 0 - 59
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Volume Page
The MVP-8400 provides a Volume page (FIG. 49) with options that allow you to adjust volume levels,
set intercom sound and microphone levels, and set panel sounds.
FIG. 49 Audio Adjustments/Volume pages
Features on these pages include:
Volume 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 shows online/offline state
of the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark
green every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Master Volume:
This section allows you to alter the current master volume level:
• Use the UP/DN buttons to adjust the volume level (range = 0 - 100).
• The Master Volume bargraph indicates the current volume level.
• The Mute button toggles the Mute feature.
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Volume Page (Cont.)
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
• The Play Test Sound button plays a test WAV/MP3 file over the panel’s
internal speakers.
Internal Sound Level:
Adjusts the volume level on the panel’s internal speaker:
• Use the UP/DN buttons to adjust the volume (range = 0 - 100)
• The Internal Sound Level bargraph indicates the current sound level
• The Mute button mutes the internal speaker volume
Default = 50
Intercom Mic Level:
Adjusts the volume level on the panel’s microphone
• Use the UP/DN buttons to adjust the microphone level (range = 0 - 100)
• The Mic Out Level bargraph indicates the current Mic Out level
Default = 40
Intercom Sound Level:
Sets the volume level for intercom calls
• Use the UP/DN buttons to adjust the Line-In volume level (range = 0 - 100)
• The Line-In Level bargraph indicates the current Line-In level
• The Mute button mutes the Line-In volume
Default = 40
Environmental acoustics, personal voice level and ambient noise are all deciding factors when setting
your mic, intercom and panel sound levels. Consider your environment when adjusting intercom and
sound levels and use caution so as not to damage the speaker.
WAV files - Supported sample rates
The following sample rates for WAV files are supported by MVP-8400 panels:
Supported WAV Sample Rates
• 48000 Hz
• 16000 Hz
• 44100 Hz
• 12000 Hz
• 32000 Hz
• 11025 Hz
• 24000 Hz
• 8000 Hz
• 22050 Hz
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Batteries Page
The options on this page allow you to set power warning preferences, monitor battery status information,
and adjust the display times for battery warnings. This page is populated with information from MVPBP batteries in the panel, as well as batteries in a connected MVP-TDS/WDS docking station (FIG. 50).
FIG. 50 Batteries page
Features on this page include:
Batteries 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 shows online/offline state
of the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark
green every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Battery Power Brightness
Limit:
The DISABLE/DISABLED button acts as a power save feature with two options:
• Disable - activates the brightness limit set on the panel (conserves 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.
• Disabled - deactivates this power save feature. The panel will use the Panel
Brightness level.
Note: This field applies to MVP-BP batteries installed in the panel.
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/DN buttons alter the timeout value (in minutes). A value of 0
disables this feature.
Range = 0 - 240, default = 1200 min.
Note: This field applies to MVP-BP batteries installed in the panel.
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Batteries Page (Cont.)
Low Battery Warning:
The UP/DN 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.
Note: This field applies to MVP-BP batteries installed in the panel.
Very Low Battery Warning: The UP/DN buttons adjust the time value (in minutes) available on the battery
before the panel displays a very low battery warning (indicating near-term panel
shutdown).
• Range = 3 - 15, default = 5 min.
• This value cannot exceed the Low Battery Warning value.
Note: This field applies to MVP-BP batteries installed in the panel.
Battery Status:
• The Combined Charge Status bargraph indicates the combined power
charge available from batteries installed in the panel.
• The Battery One Charge Status bargraph indicates the power charge
available on the Slot 1 battery (in the panel).
• The Battery Two Charge Status bargraph indicates the power charge
available on the Slot 2 battery (in the panel).
• The Battery Dock 1 Charge Status bargraph indicates the power charge
available on the docking station’s battery #1.
• The Battery Dock 2 Charge Status bargraph indicates the power charge
available on the docking station’s battery #2.
Note: If no batteries are being charged within the docking station’s battery compartments, or the MVP is not connected to a docking station; both Battery Dock
Charge Status fields are left blank.
• The Docking Station Version field indicates the firmware version currently
installed on the docking station.
• The Battery Level Port field indicates the port being used to report charge
status levels back to the NetLinx Master (set in TPDesign4).
• The Battery Level field indicates the level being used to report status levels
back to the NetLinx Master (set in TPDesign4).
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Protected Setup Pages
The Protected Setup page (FIG. 51) provides secured access to advanced panel configuration options,
including communication and security settings.
Enter the factory default password (1988) into the password keypad to access this page.
FIG. 51 Protected Setup page showing default values
Features on the Protected Setup page include:
Protected 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 shows online/offline state
of the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark
green every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Navigation Buttons:
The buttons along on the left side of the page provide access to secondary Protected Setup pages (see following sections).
Device Number:
Opens a keypad used to view/set the device number of the panel.
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Protected Setup Page (Cont.)
Options:
• Function Show - toggles the display of the channel port, channel code, level
port and level code on all touch panel buttons (see FIG. 52).
• Page Tracking - toggles the page tracking function. When enabled, the panel
reports page data to the NetLinx Master.
• Telnet - enables/disables the panel’s telnet server (to allow direct telnet
communication to the panel).
• Front Button Setup Access - activates the two lower buttons on the front of
the panel for accessing the Setup and Calibration pages (see FIG. 42 on
page 51). The default setting is On.
- Press and hold these buttons for 3 seconds to access the Setup page.
- Press and hold these buttons for 6 seconds to access the Calibration page.
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.
System Recovery (Cont.):
• Remove User Pages - allows you remove 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 Panel:
Pressing this button causes the panel to reboot after saving any changes.
Docking Station:
• Dock Status - illuminates when the MVP is docked and communicating with
the Docking Station.
• Undock Panel - forces the docking station to release the MVP without
requiring a User Access username or password.
• Disable Docking Station LED - disables the display of the LEDs on the
docking station.
Channel Code
Channel Port
3,132
BUTTON
2,8
Level Port
Channel Code
3,50
Address Port
Address Code
FIG. 52 Function Show example
Protected Setup Navigation Buttons
The Protected Setup Navigation Buttons (FIG. 53) appear on the left of the panel screen when the
Protected Setup page is currently active.
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Closes the Protected Setup page.
Press to access the System Settings page where you can configure
communication settings for the NetLinx Master and the panel.
Press to access the Wireless Settings page where you can configure wireless
connection settings.
Press to access the Calibration page where you can calibrate the panel. Press and
hold to access the Calibration Test page.
Press to access the G4 Web Control page where you can enable or disable remote
display and control of the panel via a web-enabled PC running a VNC client.
Press to access the Other Settings menu, and select Cache, Passwords, or
SIP.
Press to access the Tools menu and select Panel Logs, Panel Statistics, or
Connection Utility.
FIG. 53 Protected Setup Navigation Buttons
G4 Web Control Page
An on-board VNC (Virtual Network Computing) server allows the panel to connect to any remote PC
running a VNC client. Once connected, the client can view and control the panel remotely. The options
on this page allow you to enable/disable G4 Web Control functionality(FIG. 54).
FIG. 54 G4 Web Control page
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Features on this page include:
G4 Web Control 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 shows online/offline state
of the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark
green every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
G4 Web Control Settings:
Enable/Enabled
Sets the IP communication values for the touch panel:
The Enable/Enabled button allows you to toggle between the two G4 activation
settings:
• Enable - deactivates G4 Web Control on the panel.
• Enabled - activates G4 Web Control on the panel.
Network Interface Select
Displays “Wireless” when the panel is communicating via a Wireless Access
Point (WAP).
Web Control Name
Use this field to enter a unique alpha-numeric string to be used as the panel’s
display name within the Manage WebControl Connections window of the
NetLinx Security browser window.
Web Control Password
Use this field to enter the G4 Authentication session password required for
VNC access to the panel.
Web Control Port
Enter the number of the port used by the VNC Web Server. Default = 5900.
Maximum Number of
Connections
Displays the maximum number of users that can be simultaneously connected
to this panel via VNC. Default = 1.
Current Connection Count
Displays the number of users currently connected to this panel via VNC.
G4 Web Control Timeout:
Sets the length of time (in minutes) that the panel can remain idle (no cursor
movements) before the G4 Web Control session is terminated.
• Minimum value = 0 minutes (panel never times out)
• Maximum value = 240 minutes (panel times out after 240 minutes)
Refer to the Using G4 Web Control to Interact with a G4 Panel section on page 38 for
instructions on using the G4 Web Control page with the web-based NetLinx Security
application.
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Calibration Page
This page (FIG. 55) allows you to calibrate the touch panel for accurate button selection.
FIG. 55 Calibration page
Press and hold the two lower button on both sides of the display for 6 seconds to access the
Calibration page (see FIG. 76 on page 159).
Press the crosshairs to calibrate the panel and return to the previous page.
Always calibrate the panel before its initial use, and after downloading new firmware.
In cases where the touch panel calibration is off to a degree that makes it difficult or
impossible to navigate to this page, you can access it via G4 WebControl, so you can
re-calibrate the panel.
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Wireless Settings Page
Use the options on the Wireless Settings page (FIG. 56) to configure communication settings for the
wireless CF card (802.11g), and read the device number assigned to the panel.
FIG. 56 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 Setup page shows online/offline state
of the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark
green every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
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.
• Static IP is a permanent IP Address assigned to the panel. If Static IP is
selected, the other IP Settings fields are enabled (below).
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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.
Secondary DNS
Enter the secondary DNS address for this panel.
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IP Settings (Cont.):
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 1,6,11
When enabled, the device is actively roaming on the channels 1, 6, and 11. By
default, Active Roaming is disabled.
Of all the frequency channels that are assigned for wireless, only three are
nonoverlapping frequencies that do not interfere with each other.
Nonoverlapping channels avoid the interference that can affect the signal.
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 Site Survey page. The options on this page
allow you to detect (“sniff-out”) all WAPs transmitting within range of the
panel’s NXA-WC80211GCF 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 22 for more detailed
information on the SIte Survey page.
• When communicating with a NXA- WAP200G, enter the MAC Address
(BSSID) of the target WAP as the Access Point MAC Address. Refer to the
WAP200G Instruction Manual for more information.
Wireless Security:
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.
• Refer to the following Wireless Security Page section on page 71 for further
details on these security options.
Open (Clear Text)
This button opens the Open (Clear Text) Settings page (FIG. 57 on page 72).
“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 following Wireless Security Page section on page 71 for further
details on these security options.
Static WEP
This button opens the Static WEP Settings page (FIG. 58 on page 73).
“Static WEP” security requires that both a target WAP be identified and an
encryption method be implemented prior to establishing communication.
• Refer to the Wireless Security Page section on page 71 for further details on
these security options.
WPA-PSK
This button opens the WPA-PSK Settings page (FIG. 59 on page 75).
“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 Wireless Security Page section on page 71 for details.
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Wireless Security (Cont.):
EAP-PEAP
This button opens the EAP-PEAP Settings page (FIG. 63 on page 80).
“EAP-PEAP” security is designed for wireless environments where it is necessary to securely transmit data over a wireless network.
• Refer to the Wireless Security Page section on page 71 for details.
• For information on uploading a certificate file, refer to the AMX Certificate
Upload Utility section on page 175.
EAP-TTLS
This button opens the EAP-TTLS Settings page (FIG. 64 on page 82).
“EAP-TTLS” security is designed for wireless environments where it is
necessary to first have a Radius server directly validate the identity of the client
(panel) before allowing it access to the network.
• Refer to the Wireless Security Page section on page 71 for details.
• For information on uploading a certificate file, refer to the AMX Certificate
Upload Utility section on page 175.
EAP-TLS
This button opens the EAP-TLS Settings page (FIG. 65 on page 84).
“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.
• Refer to the Wireless Security Page section on page 71 for details.
• For information on uploading a certificate file, refer to the AMX Certificate
Upload Utility section on page 175.
EAP-LEAP
This button opens the EAP-LEAP Settings page (FIG. 60 on page 76).
“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 Wireless Security Page section on page 71 for details.
EAP-FAST
This button opens the EAP-FAST Settings page (FIG. 62 on page 78).
“EAP-FAST” security is designed for wireless environments where security and
ease of setup are equally desirable.
• Refer to the Wireless Security Page section on page 71 for details.
Site Survey:
The Site Survey tool allows you to detect and view detailed information on all
WAPs within the panel’s communication area. Using this tool, you can select a
WAP to connect to.
• Refer to the Using the Site Survey tool section on page 22 for information on
using this tool.
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.
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RF Link Info: (Cont.)
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.
Data Rate
The data rate (in Mbps) at which the panel is currently communicating with the
target WAP.
Note: Data rates for 802.11b communication are: 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps.
Wireless Security Page
The options on the Wireless Security page allow you to select from 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 169 for more further information.
Some encryption and security features may/may not be supported depending on the type of wireless card
being used:
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 a Wireless Network Access section on page 21 for more information on
configuring the panel for wireless network access using the various security options.
802.11g wireless card
Wireless Security pages (each Wi Fi card supports different security features)
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Open (Clear Text) Settings
Press the Open (Clear Text) button to open the Open (Clear Text) Settings page (FIG. 57).
FIG. 57 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-WAP200Gs 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 a Wireless Network Access section on page 21 for further details on
these security options.
Refer to the Using the Site Survey tool section on page 22.
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Static WEP Settings
Press the Static WEP button to open the Static WEP Settings page (FIG. 58).
FIG. 58 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-WAP200Gs 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.
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Generate (Passphrase):
This button displays an on-screen keyboard which allows you to enter a passphrase. The panel then automatically generates four WEP keys (compatible
only with Modero panels). Enter these WEP keys into the target WAP.
When working with multiple panels, WEP Keys must be entered into the WAP
for each panel.
• All Modero panels use the same code key generator. Therefore, this
Passphrase generates identical keys on any Modero panel.
• The Passphrase generator is case sensitive.
Note: This Key generator is unique to Modero panels and does not generate
the same keys as non-AMX wireless devices. For example, a Current Key
string generated anywhere else will not match those created on Modero panels.
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 reenter that networks’ WEP key. It is also sometimes used to set up a rotating
key schedule to provide an extra layer of security.
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, it is recommended that
you manually enter the Current Key from the WAP into the selected WEP
Key.
• When working with a single WAP and multiple panels, it is recommended
that you generate a Current Key using the same passphrase on all panels
and then enter the panel-produced WEP key manually into the Wireless
Access Point.
• 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 + WEP (broadcast
publicly) or Shared + WEP (encrypted).
• An Open + WEP network allows connections from any client without
authentication.
• A Shared + WEP 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.
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Refer to the Configuring a Wireless Network Access section on page 21 for further details on
these security options.
Refer to the Using the Site Survey tool section on page 22 for more information on using this
feature.
WPA-PSK Settings
Press the Static WEP button to opens the Static WEP Settings dialog (FIG. 59).
FIG. 59 Wireless Settings page - WPA-PSK Settings
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).
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.
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.
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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 your wireless network.
• NXA-WAP200Gs 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.
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 a Wireless Network Access section on page 21 for details on these
security options.
Refer to the Using the Site Survey tool section on page 22 for more information on using this
tool.
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.
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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 but can be utilized successfully by
implementing sufficiently complex passwords.
EAP-LEAP security is designed for wireless environments where it is not required to have a client or
server certificate validation scheme in place, yet necessary to transmit data securely over a wireless
network.
EAP-LEAP 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-WAP200Gs 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.
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FIG. 61 EAP-LEAP sample Cisco System Security page
Refer to the EAP Authentication section on page 173 for further details on these security
options.
Refer to FIG. 61 for an example of what a typical EAP-LEAP system configuration page
would like.
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,
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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 your wireless network.
• NXA-WAP200Gs 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.
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.
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.
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EAP-FAST Settings (Cont.)
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 173 for further details on these security
options.
Refer to the Using the Site Survey tool section on page 22 for more information on using this
feature.
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.
There are two main versions of the PEAP protocol supported by panel’s DeviceScape Wireless Client:
PEAPv0
PEAPv1
PEAP uses inner authentication mechanisms supported by the DeviceScape Wireless Client, 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 your wireless network.
• NXA-WAP200Gs 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.
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.
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)
• TLS
• GTC (used with PEAPv1)
• OTP
• MD5-Challenge
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 173 for further details on these security
options.
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Refer to the Using the Site Survey tool section on page 22 for more information on using this
feature.
EAP-TTLS Settings
Press the EAP-TTLS button to opens 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 it is necessary to have the Radius
server directly validate 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 your wireless network.
• NXA-WAP200Gs 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 mechanism supported by the Devicescape Secure Wireless
Client:
• MSCHAPv2 (default because its the most common)
• MSCHAP
• PAP
• CHAP
• EAP-MSCHAPv2
• EAP-GTC
• EAP-OTP
• EAP-MD5-Challenge
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 173 for further details on these security
options.
Refer to the Using the Site Survey tool section on page 22 for more information on using this
feature.
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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 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-WAP200Gs 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.
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EAP-TLS Settings (Cont.)
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.
Client Certificate:
Opens an on-screen keyboard. Enter 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 for information regarding
Client Certificates and their parameters.
Private Key:
When pressed, the panel displays an on-screen Client Private Key File Location keyboard which allows you to enter 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 there is no password protection 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 173 for further details on these security
options.
Refer to the Using the Site Survey tool section on page 22 for more information on using this
feature.
Client certificate configuration
There are several ways in which a client certificate can be configured by an IT department. 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
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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
It is important to 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
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PEM and DER
Client Certificate field
PEM and DER
Private Key field
.PEM, DER, and PKCS12
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System Settings Page
The System Settings page (FIG. 66) displays sets the NetLinx Master’s communication settings.
FIG. 66 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 Setup page shows online/offline state
of the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark
green every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Master Connection:
Type
Sets the NetLinx Master communication values:
Sets the NetLinx Master to communicate with the panel via either USB or
Ethernet. This is based on the cable connection from the rear.
Note: ICSNet is not a supported option on this panel.
• 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.
• USB option cannot be used on Modero panels which are not equipped with a
rear USB port.
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Master Connection (Cont.):
Mode
Cycles between the connection modes: URL, Listen, 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.
• 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 you to enter a system number. Default value is 0 (zero).
(ETHERNET Only - disabled when USB is selected)
Master IP/URL
Sets the Master IP or URL of the NetLinx Master.
(ETHERNET Only - disabled when USB is selected)
Master Port Number
Allows you to enter 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.
Refer to the Step 3: Choose a Master Connection Mode section on page 31 for more detailed information
on using the System Settings page.
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Other Settings
The Other Settings button provides a menu to select the Image Caching page, Password Setup page, or
SIP Settings page. Select any option to access its page.
FIG. 67 Other Settings menu
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Image Caching Page
The Image Caching page (FIG. 68) configures the allocation of memory for image caching. The G4
graphics engine caches images to decrease load time of previously viewed images. RAM caching is
always enabled, and images (both static and dynamic) are stored in the RAM cache as they are viewed.
The size of RAM cache is automatically configured to take into account available memory versus
memory that may be needed by the panel later. As the RAM cache approaches its maximum size, the
oldest items in the cache may be discarded to make room for newer items. If Flash caching is enabled,
dynamic images that would have been discarded will be moved to Flash, since it is typically faster to
retrieve images on Flash than across a network (although it is slower than RAM cache). Note that since
static images are already stored on Flash, they are never moved to the Flash cache, so Flash caching
applies only to dynamic images. Images in Flash cache are moved back to RAM cache the next time they
are viewed. As the Flash cache approaches its maximum size, the least recently used items may be
discarded to make room for new items.
Flash memory can be allocated for image caching, but RAM cache is always enabled. Flash memory is a
secondary cache and is much slower than RAM cache, as it uses Compact Flash to store images. Flash
memory should not be used frequently, but it may be appropriate to use Flash memory in some
environments that are dynamic image intensive, at times when RAM cache is easily exhausted and the
time taken to access Flash memory would be faster than network latency. For example, when large
dynamic images are being used over slow wireless links, putting the images into Flash memory can help
the situation, as the panel could spend more resources processing information rather than continuously
waiting on images to arrive from a slow network.
FIG. 68 Image Caching Page
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The elements of this page include:
Image Caching Page Elements
Back:
Saves all changes and returns to the previous page.
Connection Status icon:
The icon in the upper-right corner of each Setup page shows online/offline state
of the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark
green every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: A Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured
NetLinx Master.
Image Cache Settings:
Allocates Flash memory for image caching.
Flash Cache Size
Press the Up and Down arrows to add and remove memory. Flash memory
allocation cannot exceed the amount of Flash memory on the panel.
Flash/RAM Cache Expires
Press the Up and Down arrows to change the amount of time the images stay
in cache memory. The options are:
• Never
• 2 Hours
• 8 Hours
• 1 Day
• 2 Days
• 5 Days
Enable:
Press this button to toggle the image Flash cache option On and Off.
Clear Cache:
Press this button to clear both the Flash and RAM cache of all stored images.
Image Cache Status:
The status of the memory available versus in use.
RAM Max Size
The maximum amount of memory available for all image caching.
RAM Current Size
The memory that is currently in use for caching static and dynamic images.
RAM Hit Rate
The percentage of image requests (static and dynamic) satisfied by accessing
the cache.
100 * (# of cache hits) / (# of cache hits + # of cache misses)
# of cache hits - the number of times an image was requested that the image
was found in the cache. If your hit rate is low, you may want to consider
enabling Flash cache.
# of cache misses - the number of times an image was requested that the
image could not be found in the cache, and the image had to either be loaded
from flash or obtained via the network (for dynamic images). It is considered a
RAM Cache Miss even if the image is subsequently found in flash cache.
Items in Cache (RAM)
The number of images that are currently stored in the RAM cache.
Flash Current Size
The maximum flash space allocated for image caching. Flash space is used for
caching only when there is not enough available memory in the RAM cache for
a newly requested image (it is used only for dynamic images).
Flash Hit Rate
The percentage of image requests (dynamic only) that are satisfied by
accessing the flash cache.
100 * (# of flash cache hits) / (# of flash cache hits + # of flash cache misses)
# of flash cache hits - # of times a dynamic image could not be found in RAM
cache but was found in flash cache
# of flash cache misses - # of times a dynamic image could not be found in
either RAM or flash cache. RAM cache hits are not relevant in this calculation.
Items in Cache (Flash)
The number of images that are currently stored in the Flash cache.
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Setting the image cache
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Press the Cache button in the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section. This opens the Image
Cache page.
2. Set the cache expiration in the field Flash/RAM Cache Expires. The Up and Down arrows increment
through the available time frames.
3. Press the Enable button to turn on image caching. The button appears illuminated when enabled.
Select the Up and Down arrows for the field Flash Cache Size to increase or reduce the amount of Flash
memory used; the maximum amount of flash that can be allocated for caching is 75% of available flash.
Clearing the image cache
In the Protected Setup page:
1. Press the Cache button in the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section. This opens the Image
Cache page.
2. Press Clear Cache. This clears all image cache currently stored on the panel (both Flash and
RAM).
Checking image cache status
In the Protected Setup page:
Press the Cache button in the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section. This opens the Image Cache
page. All status information is located in the Image Cache Status section of the page.
Password Setup Page
The options on the Password Setup page enable you to assign the passwords required for users to access
the Protected Setup page, and to release the MVP from a MVP-TDS or MVP-WDS docking station
(FIG. 69).
FIG. 69 Password Setup page
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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 Setup page shows online/offline state
of the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark
green every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
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:
Use these buttons to access and modify the user name/password combinations
required for removing the panel from a docking station. The number of user
access passwords on the panel is limited only by the amount of storage
memory available.
Use the UP/DN buttons to scroll through the list of saved User Access user
names and passwords.
The Enable/Enabled button allows you to toggle between activating or
deactivating the MVP panel requirement of a user to enter a pre-defined
password before removing the panel from a connected docking station:
• Enable - does not prompt the user for a password, the docking station just
releases the panel when the security release pushbutton is pressed.
• Enabled - requires that a valid password from the User Access list be entered
before removing a panel from a docking station.
• The Report button enables/disables reporting the panel’s docking status to
the Master.
SIP Settings Page
The options on the SIP Settings page (FIG. 70) enable you to establish network settings for using your
touch panel as an IP phone. With a CSG SIP Communications Gateway (FG2182-xx), you can use your
touch panel to make and receive local, long distance, and international phone calls, and have access to
phone features like call waiting, caller ID, call forwarding, call queuing, and voice mail.
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FIG. 70 SIP Settings page
Features on this page include:
SIP 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 shows online/offline state
of the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark
green every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: A lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
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Status:
This option enables the SIP Stack on startup. If you disable this option, the
panel will not attempt to read the rest of the configuration and will not register
with a proxy server. However, point-to-point SIP will still be enabled allowing for
existing intercom functionality.
Connection State:
This option displays whether you are connected to the proxy server.
Proxy Address:
This option enables you to enter the IP address or DNS name of the proxy
server that you want to use to register.
Port Number:
The option displays the port you use to connect to the proxy server. The
standard SIP port is 5060, but some providers use different ports.
STUN Address:
This option enables you to enter the IP address or DNS name of the Simple
Traversal of UDP through NATs (STUN) server. This field is optional.
Local Domain:
This is the realm used for authentication. This field is optional.
User Name:
This option enables you to enter the user name used for authentication to the
proxy server. Normally, the user name is the same as the phone number
assigned to the extension you are using. This field is optional.
Password:
This option enables you to enter the password for the user at the proxy server.
This field is optional.
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Tools
The Tools button provides a menu to select either the Panel Logs Page section on page 95, the Panel
Statistics Page section on page 97, or the Connection Utility Page section on page 99. Select any of the
options to access that page.
FIG. 71 Tools menu
Panel Logs Page
The options on the Panel Logs page allow you to view and track the connection history of the panel
(FIG. 69).
FIG. 72 Panel Logs page
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Setup Pages
Features on this page include:
Panel Logs 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 shows online/offline state
of the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark
green every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
Connection Logs
A history of all connections, attempts, and failures for the panel.
Clear
Clears the Connection Logs history.
Refresh
Refreshes the Connection Logs history.
Page
Indicates the current page of the Connection Logs.
Use the Up and Down arrows to move from one page to the next.
Checking the Panel Connection Logs
1. Press the Tools button in the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section. This opens the Tools
menu.
2. Within the Tools menu, press the Panel Logs button. All connection data is contained in the section
Connection Logs.
Refreshing the Panel Connections Log
1. Press the Tools button in the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section. This opens the Tools
menu.
2. Within the Tools menu, press the Panel Logs button.
3. Push the Refresh button.
Clearing the Panel Connections Log
1. Press the Tools button in the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section. This opens the Tools
menu.
2. Within the Tools menu, press the Panel Logs button.
3. Push the Clear button.
4. Confirm your selection.
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Panel Statistics Page
The options on the Panel Statistics page allow you to track the connection status for the panel. The Panel
Statistics page tracks ICSP messages, Blink messages, Ethernet connection statistics, and Wireless
connection statistics (FIG. 69).
FIG. 73 Panel Statistics page
Features on this page include:
Panel Statistics 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 shows online/offline state of
the panel to the master.
• Bright red - disconnected
• Bright green - connected. Blinks when a blink message is received to dark green
every 5 seconds for half a second then go back to bright green.
• Bright yellow - panel missed a blink message from the master. It will remain
yellow for 3 missed blink messages and then turn red. It will return to green
when a blink message is received.
Note: a Lock appears on the icon if the panel is connected to a secured NetLinx
Master.
ICSP Messages
Total
Messages sent between the master and the touch panel; it is the protocol they use
to communicate to each other.
• Received - The total ICSP messages received by the panel.
• Processed - The total ICSP messages processed by the panel.
• Dropped - The total ICSP messages dropped by the panel.
Last 15 Minutes
• Received - The total ICSP messages received by the panel in the last 15
minutes.
• Processed - The total ICSP messages processed by the panel in the last 15
minutes.
• Dropped - The total ICSP messages dropped by the panel in the last 15 minutes.
Blink Messages
The master sends this message once every 5 seconds to all connected devices.
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Panel Statistics Page (Cont.)
Total
• Received - The total Blink messages received by the panel.
• Missed - The total Blink messages missed by the panel.
Last 15 Minutes
• Received - The total Blink messages received by the panel in the last 15 minutes.
• Missed - The total Blink messages missed by the panel in the last 15 minutes.
Ethernet Statistics
The Ethernet connection statistics for the panel.
Wireless Statistics
The Wireless connection statistics for the panel.
Clear
Clears all panel connection statistics.
Refresh
Refreshes all panel connection statistics.
Checking the Panel Statistics
1. Press the Tools button in the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section. This opens the Tools
menu.
2. Within the Tools menu, press the Panel Statistics button. All connection statistics are contained on
this page, e.g., Received, Processed, and Dropped ICSP Messages.
Refreshing the Panel Statistics
1. Press the Tools button in the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section. This opens the Tools
menu.
2. Within the Tools menu, press the Panel Statistics button.
3. Push the Refresh button.
Clearing the Panel Statistics
1. Press the Tools button in the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section. This opens the Tools
menu.
2. Within the Tools menu, press the Panel Statistics button.
3. Push the Clear button.
4. Confirm your selection.
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Connection Utility Page
The options on the Connection Utility page allow you to utilize your panel as a site survey tool. While in
this page, move around your wireless network coverage area and see if there are any weak points within
the spaces between your WAPs (FIG. 69).
FIG. 74 Connection Utility page
Features on this page include:
Connection Utility Page
Close:
Closes the Connection Utility popup.
Connection Status icon:
The icon in the upper-right corner of the utility provides a constant visual i
indication of current connection status.
A message is sent to the master once per second and expects a response.
• If it is received the button stays green.
• If it is missed the button goes yellow.
• After three misses (3 seconds) it will go red until a response from the master
is received, and then it will be green again.
Once per second, a user can know whether they are standing in a good
wireless area (all green), an area of limited coverage (lots of yellow, some
green, some red), or an area with no coverage (all red).
Connection Information
Master IP
The IP Address for the connected master.
Panel IP
The IP Address for the panel.
Wireless Information
WAP MAC
The MAC Address for the WAP currently in use.
If the MAC Address changes, it means the panel has switched/roamed to a
different access point. This can be used to determine coverage for each access
point and help isolate "brown" areas where coverage is minimal or non-existent,
and thus require another access installed.
SSID
Displays the currently used SSID of the target WAP.
Channel
The RF channel being used for connection to the WAP (read -only).
Data Rate
The data rate (in Mbps) at which the panel is currently communicating with the
target WAP.
Note: Data rates for 802.11b communication are: 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps.
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Connection Utility Page (Cont.)
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.
Connection Statistics
Query Messages Sent
The number of messages sent from the panel to the master.
Responses Received
The number of responses the panel has received from the master.
Responses Missed
The number of expected responses from the master to the panel missed.
Using the Connection Utility
1. Press the Tools button in the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section. This opens the Tools
menu.
2. Within the Tools menu, press the Connection Utility button. This launches the Connection Utility
popup.
3. Move the panel throughout your wireless network, and changes within the utility. The Connection
Information notes the IP of the connected master and the IP of your panel. The Wireless Information
indicates the current wireless connection method for the panel, e.g., the MAC Address for the WAP
currently in use. The Connection Statistics show the current quality of the panel connection.
4. Push Close when you are done using the site survey tool.
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Programming
Programming
Overview
You can program the touch panel, 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.
Verify you are using the latest version of NetLinx Studio and TPD4.
Button Assignments
• Button Channel Range: 1 - 4000 Button push and Feedback (per address port)
• Button Variable Text range: 1 - 4000 (per address port)
• Button States Range: 1 - 256
(0 = All states, for General buttons 1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
• Level Range: 1 - 600 (Default level value 0 - 255, can be set up to 1 - 65535)
• Address port Range: 1 - 100
These button assignments can only be adjusted in TPD4 and not on the panels
themselves.
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’.
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@CPG
Syntax:
Clear all popup
pages from
specified popup
group.
Variable:
"'@CPG-<popup group name>'"
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
Delete a specific
popup page from
specified popup
group if it exists.
Syntax:
"'@DPG-<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,"'@DPG-Popup1;Group1'"
Deletes the popup page ’Popup1’ from the popup group ’Group1’.
@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:
Set the hide effect
"'@PHE-<popup page name>;<hide effect name>'"
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.
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@PHT
Syntax:
Set the hide effect
"'@PHT-<popup page name>;<hide effect time>'"
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 popups on Page1.
@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).
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@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.
@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.
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@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.
@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 at.
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
Syntax:
Set the show
effect time for the
specified popup
page.
Variable:
"'@PST-<popup page name>;<show effect time>'"
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.)
108
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.
You must import fonts 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.
You cannot use the following number values for programming purposes when changing border styles.
TPD4 border styles can ONLY be changed by using the name.
TPD4 Border Styles by Name
110
No.
Border styles
No.
Border styles
1
None
22
Circle 155
2
AMX Elite -L
23
Circle 165
3
AMX Elite -M
24
Circle 175
4
AMX Elite -S
25
Circle 185
5
Bevel -L
26
Circle 195
6
Bevel -M
27
Cursor Bottom
7
Bevel -S
28
Cursor Bottom with Hole
8
Circle 15
29
Cursor Top
9
Circle 25
30
Cursor Top with Hole
10
Circle 35
31
Cursor Left
11
Circle 45
32
Cursor Left with Hole
12
Circle 55
33
Cursor Right
13
Circle 65
34
Cursor Right with Hole
14
Circle 75
35
Custom Frame
15
Circle 85
36
Diamond 15
16
Circle 95
37
Diamond 25
17
Circle 105
38
Diamond 35
18
Circle 115
39
Diamond 45
19
Circle 125
40
Diamond 55
20
Circle 135
41
Diamond 65
21
Circle 145
42
Diamond 75
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TPD4 Border Styles by Name (Cont.)
No.
Border styles
No.
Border styles
43
Diamond 85
85
Menu Bottom Rounded 65
44
Diamond 95
86
Menu Bottom Rounded 75
45
Diamond 105
87
Menu Bottom Rounded 85
46
Diamond 115
88
Menu Bottom Rounded 95
47
Diamond 125
89
Menu Bottom Rounded 105
48
Diamond 135
90
Menu Bottom Rounded 115
49
Diamond 145
91
Menu Bottom Rounded 125
50
Diamond 155
92
Menu Bottom Rounded 135
51
Diamond 165
93
Menu Bottom Rounded 145
52
Diamond 175
94
Menu Bottom Rounded 155
53
Diamond 185
95
Menu Bottom Rounded 165
54
Diamond 195
96
Menu Bottom Rounded 175
55
Double Bevel -L
97
Menu Bottom Rounded 185
56
Double Bevel -M
98
Menu Bottom Rounded 195
57
Double Bevel -S
99
Menu Top Rounded 15
58
Double Line
100
Menu Top Rounded 25
59
Fuzzy
101
Menu Top Rounded 35
60
Glow-L
102
Menu Top Rounded 45
61
Glow-S
103
Menu Top Rounded 55
62
Help Down
104
Menu Top Rounded 65
63
Neon Active -L
105
Menu Top Rounded 75
64
Neon Active -S
106
Menu Top Rounded 85
65
Neon Inactive -L
107
Menu Top Rounded 95
66
Neon Inactive -S
108
Menu Top Rounded 105
67
Oval H 60x30
109
Menu Top Rounded 115
68
Oval H 100x50
110
Menu Top Rounded 125
69
Oval H 150x75
111
Menu Top Rounded 135
70
Oval H 200x100
112
Menu Top Rounded 145
71
Oval V 30x60
113
Menu Top Rounded 155
72
Oval V 50x100
114
Menu Top Rounded 165
73
Oval V 75x150
115
Menu Top Rounded 175
74
Oval V 100x200
116
Menu Top Rounded 185
75
Picture Frame
117
Menu Top Rounded 195
76
Quad Line
118
Menu Right Rounded 15
77
Single Line
119
Menu Right Rounded 25
78
Windows Style Popup
120
Menu Right Rounded 35
79
Windows Style Popup (Status Bar)
121
Menu Right Rounded 45
80
Menu Bottom Rounded 15
122
Menu Right Rounded 55
81
Menu Bottom Rounded 25
123
Menu Right Rounded 65
82
Menu Bottom Rounded 35
124
Menu Right Rounded 75
83
Menu Bottom Rounded 45
125
Menu Right Rounded 85
84
Menu Bottom Rounded 55
126
Menu Right Rounded 95
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TPD4 Border Styles by Name (Cont.)
No.
Border styles
No.
Border styles
127
Menu Right Rounded 105
145
Menu Left Rounded 95
128
Menu Right Rounded 115
146
Menu Left Rounded 105
129
Menu Right Rounded 125
147
Menu Left Rounded 115
130
Menu Right Rounded 135
148
Menu Left Rounded 125
131
Menu Right Rounded 145
149
Menu Left Rounded 135
132
Menu Right Rounded 155
150
Menu Left Rounded 145
133
Menu Right Rounded 165
151
Menu Left Rounded 155
134
Menu Right Rounded 175
152
Menu Left Rounded 165
135
Menu Right Rounded 185
153
Menu Left Rounded 175
136
Menu Right Rounded 195
154
Menu Left Rounded 185
137
Menu Left Rounded 15
155
Menu Left Rounded 195
138
Menu Left Rounded 25
139
Menu Left Rounded 35
140
Menu Left Rounded 45
141
Menu Left Rounded 55
142
Menu Left Rounded 65
143
Menu Left Rounded 75
144
Menu Left Rounded 85
"^" 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.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^APF
Syntax:
Add page flip
action to a button
if it does not
already exist.
Variable:
"'^APF-<vt addr range>,<page flip action>,<page name>'"
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.
^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.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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 theRGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 107 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 theRGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 107.
^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 theRGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 107 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).
^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 theRGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 107 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).
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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'.
^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 theText Area Input Masking section on page 156 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).
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BLN
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.
Set the number of
lines removed
equally from the
Syntax:
top and bottom of
"'^BLN-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<number of lines>'"
a composite video
Variable:
signal.
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.
^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.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BMC (Cont.)
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.
^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 theBorder Styles and Programming
Numbers table on page 110.
’%B’,<border 0-27,40,41> = Set the borer style number. See theBorder Styles and
Programming Numbers table on page 110.
’%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 115 for more information.
’%F’,<font 1-8,10,11,20-29,32-xx> = Set the font. See theDefault Font Styles and ID
Numbers table on page 109.
’%F<font 01-08,10,11,20-29,32-xx>’ = Set the font. See theDefault Font Styles and ID
Numbers table on page 109.
’%MI<mask image>’ = Set the mask image. Refer to the ^BMI command on page 119 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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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BMF
(Cont.)
For some of these commands and values, refer to theRGB Values for all 88 Basic
Colors table on page 107.
’%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.
’%ST<style>’ = Button style.
’%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 125 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 125 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 131 for the
text format.
’%LN<0-240>’ = Set the lines of video being removed. ^BLN section on page 116 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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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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) there is 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/
those buttons with
picture>'"
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
Clear current
TakeNote
annotations.
Syntax:
"'^BNC-<vt addr range>,<command value>'"
Variable:
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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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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.
^BNP
Set the TakeNote
network
password for the
specified
Addresses.
Syntax:
"'^BNP-<vt addr range>,<network password>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
network password = Password for the network.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BNN-973,12345'"
Sets the TakeNote button network password to 12345.
^BNT
Syntax:
Set the TakeNote
network port for
the specified
Addresses.
Variable:
"'^BNT-<vt addr range>,<network port>'"
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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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BOR
Set a border to a
specific border
style associated
with a border
value for those
buttons with a
defined address
range.
Refer to theBorder Styles and Programming Numbers table on page 110 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 theBorder Styles and Programming Numbers table on
page 110.
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 110 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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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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 toBorder Styles and Programming Numbers table on page 110.
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 110.
^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.)
^BSP
Set the button size and its position on the page.
Set the button
size and position.
Syntax:
"'^BSP-<vt addr range>,<left>,<top>,<right>,<bottom>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
left = left side of page.
top = top of page.
right = right side of page.
bottom = bottom of page.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BSP-530,left,top'"
Sets the button with variable text 530 in the left side top of page.
^BVL
Log-On/Log-Off
the computer
control
connection.
Syntax:
"'^BVL-<vt addr range>,<connection>'"
Variable:
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 network
"'^BVN-<vt addr range>,<network name>'"
name for the
Variable:
specified address.
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
network name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BVN-500,191.191.191.191'"
Sets the network name to ’191.191.191.191’ for the specific 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.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BWW
By default, word-wrap is Off.
Set the button
word wrap
feature to those
buttons with a
defined address
range.
Syntax:
"'^BWW-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<word wrap>'"
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).
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.
^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
Delete page flips
from button if it
already exists.
Syntax:
"'^DFP-<vt addr range>,<actions>,<page name>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
actions =
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,"'^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 theDefault Font Styles and ID Numbers table on
page 109.
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
Change the
bargraph drag
increment.
Syntax:
"'^GDI-<vt addr range>,<bargraph drag increment>'"
Variable:
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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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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 theRGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 107.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^GSC-500,12'"
Changes the bargraph or joystick slider color to Yellow.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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
2
3
4
5
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:
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Zero can be used for an absolute position
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
Set the Mouse
Button mode On
for the virtual PC.
Syntax:
"'^MBT-<pass data>'"
Variable:
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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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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 theRGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 107.
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 theText Effects table on page 132 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. From certain panels a password must be entered to
remove the panel from its cradle. Only the passcode is entered. The user 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.
Syntax:
"'^LPC'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^LPC'"
Clear all users from the User Access Password list on the Password Setup page.
Refer to thePassword Setup Page section on page 104 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 thePassword Setup Page section on page 104 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 thePassword Setup Page section on page 104 for more information.
Text Effects Names
The following is a listing of text effects names (associated with the ^TEF command on page 130).
Text Effects
132
• 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 6 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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Button Query Commands (Cont.)
?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
Output a double
beep even if beep
is Off.
Syntax:
"'ADBEEP'"
Example:
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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Panel Runtime Operation Commands (Cont.)
@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.
@SSL
Change Sleep
string.
Syntax:
"'@SSL-<string>'"
Variables:
string = name of sleep string.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@SWK-SLEEPNOW'"
Changes the sleep string to SLEEPNOW.
@SST
Change Startup
string.
Syntax:
"'@SST-<string>'"
Variables:
string = name of startup string.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@SWK-STARTUPNOW'"
Changes the startup string to STARTUPNOW.
@SWK
Change Wakeup
string.
Syntax:
"'@SWK-<string>'"
Variables:
string = name of wakeup string.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@SWK-WAKEUPNOW'"
Changes the wakeup string to WAKEUPNOW.
@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'.
^TNC
Clears task note.
Syntax:
"'^TNC'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^TNC'"
Clears task note.
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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
Popup the
virtual
keyboard.
Syntax:
"'@VKB'"
Example:
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.
^MBT
Set the mouse
button mode for
the virtual PC.
Syntax:
"'^MBT-<0-3>'"
Variable:
0 = None.
1 = Left.
2 = Middle.
3 = Right.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^MBT-1'"
Sets the mouse button mode for the virtual PC to LEFT.
^MDC
Set the mouse
double click ON
for the virtual PC.
Syntax:
"'^MDC'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^MDC'"
Enables the double click for the virtual PC.
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^MPS
Set mouse pass
through. Allows
mouse input to
multiple
destinations
simultaneously.
Destinations are
comma delimited.
Note: This
command causes
all mice
connected to the
G4 product and
any mice on a
computer
connected via a
VGA card with
USB output to
reset to position
0,0.
^TPS
TPI only.
Set touch pass
through.
Syntax:
"'^MPS-<0-6>,<0-6>,...'"
Variable:
0 = Pass mouse input to G4 application.
1-4 = Pass mouse input data to a VGA card with USP output for redirection to a
computer.
5 = Pass mouse buttons to the NetLinx master in the form of a custom event.
6 = Pass mouse buttons and movement to the NetLinx master in the form of custom
events.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^MPS-0'"
Passes the mouse input to a connected G4 application.
Syntax:
"'^TPS-<0-1>'"
Variable:
1 = Creates a transparent connection between the touch input serial port and the
program port. This is useful for connecting a PC to the program port and controlling
touch input on that PC from the touch panel connected to the touch input port. This will
cause the command terminal on the program port to shutdown.
0 = Undoes the changes.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^TPS-1'"
Enables the touch pass through.
^VKS
Key presses and key releases are not distinguished except in the case of CTRL, ALT, and
SHIFT.
Send one or more
virtual key strokes Refer to theEmbedded Codes table on page 149 that define special characters which
to the G4
can be included with the string but may not be represented by the ASCII character set.
application.
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
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
CLOCK
Sets the time and date
on the panel.
Syntax:
“’CLOCK mm-dd-yy hh:mm:ss’”
Variables:
mm = Month
dd = Day
yy = Year
hh = Hour
mm = Minute
ss = Second
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel, “’CLOCK 04-19-76 19:16:00’”
Sets the time and date on the panel to April 19, 1976, 7:16 PM.
^CFE
Enable or disable the
image Flash backup
cache
Syntax:
“’^CFE-<0/1>’”
Variables:
0 - for disable
1 - for enable
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel, “’^CFE-1’”
Tells the cache manager to enable the Flash backup image cache.
^CPR
Purge the cache when
needed in the context of
the running program.
Syntax:
“’^CPR-<cache mask>’”
Variables:
cache mask:
• 0x0001 - Purge non-volatile (Flash) image cache
• 0x0002 - Purge RAM image cache
• 0x0003 - Purge both non-volatile and RAM image caches
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel, “’^CPR-3’”
Purges all images from both primary RAM cache and backup Flash cache.
^CFS
Modifies the size of the
backup image Flash
cache.
Syntax:
“’^CFS-<size in MB>’”
Variable:
size in MB - MB of allocated Flash memory
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel, “’^CFS-12’”
Modifies the Flash cache size to 12MB.
The space is not immediately allocated to the backup cache, it is consumed as
needed for new entries in the Flash cache. If the size is reduced to something less
than the size of the items currently stored in Flash cache, the least recently used
items are deleted one by one until the used disk space is less than the maximum
provided in the ^CFS command. If the size is larger than the maximum size allowed
for the Flash cache (determined by taking 75% of free Flash space), the size reverts
to the maximum size allowed.
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Panel Setup Commands
^CFSM
Sets the Flash cache to
the
maximum
available size allowed
for backup Flash cache.
(determined by taking
75% of free Flash
space)
^CEX
Changes the default
expiration time for
entries in the image
cache (applies to both
primary RAM cache and
backup Flash cache).
The default
expiration time applies
to dynamic images only.
Syntax:
“’^CFSM’”
Variable:
There is no parameter for this command.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel, “’^CFSM’”
Modifies the Flash cache size to the maximum available size for the device.
Syntax:
“’^CEX-<time index>’”
Variable:
time index:
• 1 = 2 Hours
• 2 = 8 Hours
• 3 = 1 Day
• 4 = 2 Days
• 5 = 5 Days
• 0 = NEVER
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel, “’^CEX-4’”
Changes the default expiration time to 2 Days.
^DLD
Syntax:
Set the disable cradle
LED flag.
Variables:
“’^DLD-<0/1>’”
0 - LEDs operate normally
1 - Cradle LEDs operate dim setting only
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel, “’^DLD-1’”
Sets the cradle LEDs to the dim setting.
^ICM-MUTEMIC
Set the state of the
microphone on a panel
to muted (1) or unmuted
(0). At the start of each
call the microphone
starts out unmuted.
Syntax:
"'^ICM-MUTEMIC,<state>'"
Variables:
0 - unmuted
1 - muted
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel, “^ICM-MUTEMIC,1”
Sets the microphone to muted.
^ICM-SPEAKERLEVEL Syntax:
Set the speaker level
during an intercom call.
"'^ICM-SPEAKERLEVEL,<level>'"
Variables:
0 - 100 volume levels
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel, “^ICM-SPEAKERLEVEL,55”
Sets the speaker volume level to 55.
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^ICM-MICLEVEL
Used to set the
microphone level during
an intercom call.
Syntax:
"'^ICM-MICLEVEL,<level>'"
Variables:
0 - 100 volume levels
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel, “^ICM-MICLEVEL,40”
Sets the microphone volume level to 40.
^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'.
@RPP
@RPP resets the protected password to its default (1988).
Reset the protected
password.
Syntax:
"'@RPP'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@RPP'"
Resets the protected Setup page password to ‘1988’.
^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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Dynamic Image Commands
The following is a listing and descriptions of Dynamic Image Commands.
Dynamic Image Commands
^BBR
Set the bitmap of
a button to use a
particular
resource.
Syntax:
"'^BBR-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<resource 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).
resource name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BBR-700,1,Sports_Image'"
Sets the resource name of the button to ’Sports_Image’.
^RAF
See page 154.
^RFR
Syntax:
Force a refresh for
"'^RFR-<resource name>'"
an image only if it
Variable:
is in the current
resource name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
view.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^RFR-Sports_Image'"
Forces a refresh on ’Sports_Image’.
^RFRP
Syntax:
Force a refresh for
“’^RFRP-<resource name>’”
a given resource
Variable:
regardless of
resource name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
current view.
Example:
This command
can be used by
programmers to
prefetch images
that will be
needed soon.
Performs an update or prefetch on the resource named “DopplerRadarDFW”, even if the
image is not in the current view.
^RMF
Syntax:
Modify an
existing resource.
SEND_COMMAND Panel, “’^RFRP-DopplerRadarDFW’”
"'^RMF-<resource name>,<data>'"
Variable:
resource name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters
data = Refer to the table in the RAF command for more information.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^RMF-Sports_Image,%ALab_Test/
Images%Ftest.jpg'"
Changes the resource ’Sports_Image’ file name to ’test.jpg’ and the path to ’Lab_Test/
Images’.
^RSR
Change the
refresh rate for a
given resource.
Syntax:
"'^RSR-<resource name>,<refresh rate>'"
Variable:
resource name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
refresh rate = Measured in seconds.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^RSR-Sports_Image,5'"
Sets the refresh rate to 5 seconds for the given resource (’Sports_Image’).
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Dynamic Image Commands (Cont.)
^RAF
Adds any and all resource parameters by sending embedded codes and data.
Add new
resources.
Syntax:
"'^RAF-<resource name>,<data>'"
Variable:
resource name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
data = Refers to the embedded codes, see table below.
Embedded Codes:
Parameter
Embedded Code
Description
protocol
’%P<0-1>’
Set protocol. HTTP (0) or FTP (1).
user
’%U<user>’
Set Username for authentication.
password
’%S<password>’
Set Password for authentication.
host
’%H<host>’
Set Host Name (fully qualified
DNS or IP Address).
file
’%F<file>’
Full path to the location of the file or
program that will return the resource.
The path must be a valid HTTP URL
minus the protocol and host. The
only exception to this is the inclusion
of special escape sequences and in
the case of the FTP protocol, regular
expressions.
path
’%A<path>’
Set Directory path. The path must
be a valid HTTP URL minus the
protocol, host, and filename. The
only exception to this is the
inclusion of special escape
sequences and in the case of the
FTP protocol, regular expressions.
refresh
’%R<refresh 1-65535>’
newest
’%N<0-1>’
The number of seconds between
refreshes in which the resource is
downloaded again. Refreshing a
resource causes the button
displaying that resource to refresh
also. The default value is 0 (only
download the resource once).
Set the newest file. A value of 1
means that only the most recent file
matching the pattern is downloaded.
preserve
’%V<0-1>’
Set the value of the preserve flag.
Default is 0. Currently preserve has
no function.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^RAF-New Image,%P0%HAMX.COM%ALab/
Test_file%Ftest.jpg'"
Adds a new resource. The resource name is ’New Image’, %P (protocol) is an HTTP, %H
(host name) is AMX.COM, %A (file path) is Lab/Test file, and %F (file name) is test.jpg.
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Panel Intercom Commands
The following is a listing and descriptions of panel intercom commands.
Panel Intercom Commands
^ICE
Ends an
intercom call.
Syntax:
"'^ICE'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^ICE'"
Ends a call.
^ICM
Modifies an
intercom call.
For backwards compatibility, both ^ICM-TALK and ^ICM-LISTEN are supported. In this
release, however, the TALK and LISTEN subcommands are ignored. The microphone
and/or speaker are activated based on the initial mode value of the intercom start
command and the audio data packet flow is started upon receipt of this command by the
panel.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"`^ICM-TALK`"
Variables:
None.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND TP1,"`^ICM-TALK`"
^ICS
Starts an
intercom call to
the specified IP
address and
ports.
Syntax:
"'^ICS-<ip>,<tx UDP port>,<rx UDP port>,<initial mode>'"
Variable:
ip = IP address.
tx UDP port = Initial panel port.
rx UDP port = Receiving panel port.
initial mode = 0 - listen; 1 - talk; 2 - both
Example:
SEND_COMMAND TP1,"'^ICS-192.168.0.3,9000,9002,2'"
SEND_COMMAND TP2,"'^ICS-192.168.0.4,9002,9000,2'"
Starts a call from TP1 to TP2 where each panel is set to both talk and listen.
^MODEL?
Gets the panel
model name.
Syntax:
"'^MODEL?'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^MODEL?'"
The panel (an MVP-8400i) responds with, ^MODEL-MVP-8400i
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SIP Commands
The following table lists and describes SIP commands that are generated from the touch panel.
SIP Commands
^PHNAUTOANSWER
Syntax:
^PHN-CALL
Syntax:
"'^PHN-AUTOANSWER, <state>'"
Provides the state Variable:
of the
state = 0 or 1 (off or on)
auto-answer
feature.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^PHN-AUTOANSWER, 1'"
Provides call
progress
notification for a
call.
"'^PHN-CALL, <status>, <connection id>'"
Variable:
status = CONNECTED, DISCONNECTED, TRYING, RINGING, or HOLD.
connection id = The identifying number of the connection.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel"'^PHN-CALL, CONNECTED, 1'"
Notifies that the call is connected.
^PHN-INCOMING Syntax:
Provides incoming
call notification.
"'^PHN-INCOMING, <caller number>, <caller name>, <timestamp>,
<connection id>'"
Variable:
caller number = The phone number of the incoming call.
caller name = The name associated with the caller number.
timetamp = The current time in MM/DD/YY HH:MM:SS format.
connection id = The identifying number of the connection.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^PHN-INCOMING, 2125551000, AMX, 07/22/08
12:00:00, 1'"
^PHNLINESTATE
Indicates the
current state of
each of the
available
connections used
to manage calls.
Syntax:
"'^PHN-LINESTATE, <connection id>, <state>, <connection id>,
<state>,...'"
Variable:
connection id = The identifying number of the connection.
state = IDLE, HOLD, or CONNECTED
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^PHN-LINESTATE, 1, IDLE, 2, CONNECTED'"
^PHNMSGWAITING
Syntax:
"'^PHN-MSGWAITING, <messages>, <new message count>, <old message
count>, <new urgent message count>, <old urgent message count>'"
Indicates the
number of
Variable:
messages waiting
messages = 0 or 1 (1 indicates new messages)
the user’s voice
new message count = The number of new messages.
mail box.
old message count = The number of old messages.
new urgent message count = The number of new messages marked urgent.
old urgent message count = The number of old messages marked urgent.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^PHN-MSGWAITING, 1, 1, 2, 1, 0’"
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SIP Commands (Cont.)
^PHN-PRIVACY
Syntax:
Indicates the state
"'^PHN-PRIVACY, <state>'"
of the privacy
Variable:
feature.
state = 0 or 1 (1 indicates new messages)
new message count = The number of new messages.
old message count = The number of old messages.
new urgent message count = The number of new messages marked urgent.
old urgent message count = The number of old messages marked urgent.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^PHN-MSGWAITING, 1, 1, 2, 1, 0’"
^PHN-REDIAL
Indicates the
panel is redialing
the number.
Syntax:
"'^PHN-REDIAL, <number>'"
Variable:
number = The phone number to dial.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^PHN-REDIAL, 2125551000’"
^PHNTRANSFERRED
Indicates a call
has been
transferred.
Syntax:
"'^PHN-TRANSFERRED'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^PHN-TRANSFERRED’"
The following table lists and describes SIP commands that are sent to the touch panel to manage calls.
SIP Commands
^PHN-ANSWER
Answers the call.
Syntax:
"'^PHN-ANSWER, <connection id>'"
Variable:
connection id = The identifying number of the connection
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^PHN-ANSWER, 1'"
^PHNAUTOANSWER
Enables or
disables the
auto-answer
feature of the
phone.
?PHNAUTOANSWER
Enables (1) or disables (0) the auto-answer feature on the phone.
Syntax:
"’^PHN-AUTOANSWER, <0 or 1>’"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^PHN-AUTOANSWER, 1'"
Enables the auto-answer feature.
The panel responds with the ^PHN-AUTOANSWER, <state> message.
Syntax:
Queries the state
of the
auto-answer
feature.
Example:
^PHN-CALL
Syntax:
Calls the provided
number.
"’?PHN-AUTOANSWER’"
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'?PHN-AUTOANSWER'"
"’?PHN-CALL, <number>’"
Variable:
number = The provided phone number
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'?PHN-CALL, 2125551000'"
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SIP Commands (Cont.)
^PHN-DTMF
Sends DTMF
codes.
Syntax:
"’?PHN-DTMF, <DTMF code>’"
Variable:
DTMF code = 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, #, or *.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'?PHN-DTMF, 1234567879*'"
^PHN-HANGUP
Hangs up the call.
Syntax:
"’?PHN-HANGUP, <connection id>’"
Variable:
connection id = The identifying number of the connection
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'?PHN-HANGUP, 1'"
^PHN-HOLD
Syntax:
Places the call on
hold.
Variable:
"’?PHN-HOLD, <connection id>’"
connection id = The identifying number of the connection
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'?PHN-HOLD, 1'"
?PHNLINESTATE
The panel responds with the ^PHN-LINESTATE message.
^PHN-PRIVACY
Enables (1) or disables (0) the privacy feature on the phone.
Enables or
disables the
privacy feature of
the phone.
Syntax:
Syntax:
Queries the state
"’?PHN-LINESTATE’"
of each of the
Example:
connections used
by the SIP device.
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'?PHN-LINESTATE'"
"’^PHN-PRIVACY, <0 or 1>’"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^PHN-PRIVACY, 1'"
Enables the privacy feature.
?PHN-PRIVACY
The panel responds with the ^PHN-PRIVACY, <state> message.
Queries the state
of the privacy
feature.
Syntax:
^PHN-REDIAL
Syntax:
"’?PHN-PRIVACY’"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'?PHN-PRIVACY'"
Redials the last
number.
"’^PHN-REDIAL’"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^PHN-REDIAL'"
^PHNTRANSFER
Syntax:
Transfers the call
to the provided
number.
Variable:
"’?PHN-TRANSFER, <connection id>, <number>’"
connection id = The identifying number of the connection
number = The number to which you want to transfer the call.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'?PHN-TRANSFER, 1, 2125551000'"
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Panel Calibration
This section outlines the steps for calibrating the touch panel. It is recommended that you calibrate the
panel both before its initial use and after completing a firmware download.
Modero panels are factory setup with specific demo touch panel pages. The first splash screen that
appears indicates the panel is receiving power, beginning to load firmware, and preparing to display the
default touch panel pages. When the panel is ready, the AMX Splash Screen is replaced by the Initial
Panel Page (FIG. 75).
AMX Splash Screen
(appears during power-up)
Initial Panel Page
(AMX Logo Page)
FIG. 75 AMX splash screen and initial Panel Page
Calibrating the MVP Panels
1. Press and hold the two lower external pushbuttons on both sides of the MVP (FIG. 76) for
6 seconds to pass-over the Setup page and access the Calibration setup page (FIG. 77).
3 second press/hold of both buttons:
Opens the Setup page
6 second press/hold of both buttons:
Opens the Calibration page
FIG. 76 Location of Setup Access buttons
2. Using the included stylus, press the crosshairs (on the Calibration page) to set the calibration points
on the LCD (FIG. 77).
3. After the "Calibration Successful." message appears, press anywhere on the screen to continue and
return to the Setup page.
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Panel Calibration
The request to touch the crosshairs
is the first on-screen message
Calibration successful is the second
on-screen message that appears
after the calibration process is
completed
On-screen crosshairs used for
calibration of the touch device
FIG. 77 Touch Panel Calibration Screens
If the calibration was improperly set and you cannot return to the Calibration
page (through the panel’s firmware); you can then access this firmware page via
G4 WebControl where you can navigate to the Protected Setup page and press the
Calibrate button through your VNC window.
This action causes the panel to go to the Calibration page seen above, where you
can physically recalibrate the actual touch panel again using the above procedures.
Testing your Calibration
1. Press and hold down the on-screen Calibration button for 6 seconds to enter the Calibration Test
page (FIG. 78).
On-screen crosshairs is used to
verify a proper calibration of the
panel
FIG. 78 Calibration Test page
2. Press anywhere on this page to confirm the on-screen crosshairs match your touch points.
3. If the crosshairs do not appear directly below your LCD touch points, press the Back button and
recalibrate the panel using the above steps.
Peel the protective plastic film from the LCD.
If the protective plastic film on the LCD is not removed, the panel may not respond
properly to touch points on the LCD nor allow proper screen calibration.
4. Exit this Calibration Test page by pressing the Back button to return to the Protected Setup page.
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If Calibration Is Not Working
Cycling power to the panel should provide a baseline calibration for the particular touch panel. Recalibrate the panel.
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Appendix A: Text Formatting
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
Buy 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 can 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 but, with input masking, you could limit them 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 you to use 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 you 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 115).
• ^BMF subcommand %MK - sets the input mask of a text area (see the
^BMF section on page 117).
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 {.:} Tells the system that after a user hits any of these keys, proceed to the
next text area input box.
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 keys, backspace, and delete.
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 max, 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 there are no more fields left (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 hit
"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: 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 in that 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
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 you can expect to obtain 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 shorter in 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.
As an example: Imagine a panel connected to 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 determining which network interface (wired or wireless) that will
be used is dependent on the gateway.
Wireless Access Points are the cornerstone of any wireless network. A Wireless Access Point
acts as a bridge between a wired and wireless network. It aggregates the traffic from all the
wireless clients and forwards it down the network to the switch or router.
One Wireless Access Point may be all you need. However, you could need more Wireless
Access Points depending on either how large your installation is, how it is laid out, and how it
is constructed.
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 you use, it's crucial to use identical settings (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 doesn't,
they won't be able to talk to each other.
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Although the calculations required to encrypt data with WEP can impact the performance of
your wireless network, it's generally seen only when running benchmarks, and not large
enough to be noticeable in the course of normal network usage.
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, 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.
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TKIP
Short for Temporal Key Integration, is part of the IEEE 802.11i encryption standard
for wireless LANs. TKIP provides per-packet key mixing, message integrity check
and re-keying mechanism, thus ensuring 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.
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. 79) 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. 79 WPA Overview
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WPA2
Also know as IEEE 802.11i, 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. 80 WPA2 Overview
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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 there are currently over 40 different EAP methods
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) 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
EAP-TTLS
• Certificates
• Client authentication is
done via password and
certificates
• High Security
• Moderately
difficult to
deploy
• High Security
• Moderately
difficult to
deploy
• 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. 81). Below is a description of this process. It is important to note that there is no user intervention
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. 81 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
firewall rules.
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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
Compatible panels include: MVPs, NXD/T-CV10 and NXD/T-CV7,
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)
Configuring your G4 Touch Panel for USB Communication
For a personal computer to establish a connection to a Modero panel via USB, the target computer must
have the appropriate AMX USB driver installed. This installation is bundled into the latest TPDesign4
and NetLinx Studio2 software setup process or can be downloaded independently from the main
Application Files page on www.amx.com.
Close the Certificate Upload Utility before configuring the touch panel's USB driver.
Only after the panel has been successfully setup to communicate via USB can you
then re-launch the utility.
Step 1: Setup the Panel and PC for USB Communication
1. If you do not currently have the latest version of TPDesign4, navigate to www.amx.com > Tech
Center > Downloadable Files > Application Files > NetLinx Design Tools section of the website
and locate the AMX USB Driver executable (AMX USBLAN Setup exe).
2. Download this executable file to a known location on your computer.
3. Launch the Setup.exe and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
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Step 2: Confirm the Installation of the USB Driver on the PC
The first time each AMX touch panel is connected to the PC it is detected as a new hardware device and
the USBLAN driver becomes associated with it (panel specific). Each time thereafter the panel is
"recognized" as a unique USBLAN device and the association to the driver is done in the background.
When the panel is detected for the first time some user intervention is required during the association
between panel and driver.
1. After the installation of the USB driver has been completed, confirm the proper installation of the
large Type-A USB connector to the PC's USB port, and restart your machine.
If the panel is already powered, continue with steps 3. The panel MUST be powered
and configured for USB communication before connecting the mini-USB connector to
the panel’s Program Port.
2. Connect the terminal end of the power cable to the 12 VDC power connector on the side/rear of the
pane, and supply power. If using an MVP that is installed onto a docking station, feed power to the
docked panel by connecting the appropriate power supply to the docking station.
3. After the panel powers-up, access the firmware setup pages by either:
- MVP - Pressing and holding the two lower buttons on both sides of the display for 3 seconds.
- CV7/CV10 - Pressing the grey Front Setup Access button for 3 seconds.
4. Select Protected Setup > System Settings (located on the lower-left) to open the System Settings
page.
5. Toggle the blue Type field (from the Master Connection section) until the choice cycles to USB.
The connection remains RED after changing the communication from Ethernet to USB until
the panel is rebooted.
Once the panel restarts, the connection turns a dark green until connected to an active USB
cable.
6. Press the Back button on the touch panel to return to the Protected Setup page.
7. Press the on-screen Reboot button to both save any changes and 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.
8. ONLY AFTER the unit displays the first panel page, THEN insert the mini-USB connector
into the Program 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 this is your first time installing the USB
driver, a USB driver installation popup window appears on the PC.
9. Complete the USB driver installation process by clicking Yes and then installing the new AMX
USB LAN LINK when told that a new USB device was found. This action accepts the installation
of the new AMX USB driver.
10. Reboot the panel. Once restarted, the panel is now configured to communicate directly with the PC.
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.
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11. Launch the Certificate Upload Utility and confirm the utility has detected the new USB connection
to the panel:
Click on the Local Address field's drop-down arrow.
Confirm the new USB entry shows up in the list as: 10.XX.XX.1.
How to Upload a Certificate File
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 to properly
communicate with a directly connected G4 touch panel (MVP/CV7/CV10).
Refer to Step 1 from within the previous Step 1: Setup the Panel and PC for USB
Communication section on page 175.
2.
Access the target panel's Protected Setup firmware page and configure the USB communication
parameters.
Refer to Step 2 from within the previous Step 2: Confirm the Installation of the USB Driver on
the PC section on page 176.
3. With the panel successfully communicating with target computer, launch the Certificate Upload
Utility.
Familiarize yourself with the User Interface options (Certificate Utility User Interface).
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 communication through either the
computer's Ethernet port (Internet communication) or via the USB port (direct connection). If using
an Ethernet connection skip to step 8.
6. For a USB connection, select the 10.XX.XX.1 IP Address which corresponds to the virtual IP
Address assigned to the USB connection port on the computer.
7. For a USB connection, navigate to the Add IP Address field (bottom-right 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 you would 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).
You can send a certificate to ONLY ONE directly connected panel (via USB). If using the
Ethernet port's IP Address, you can send a server certificate to multiple target panels.
8. For an Ethernet IP Address connection, 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 your list is complete, click on the File drop-down menu and select the Save option to launch a
Save dialog where you can 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.
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12. Select the target devices which be uploaded with the selected certificate. These can either 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 you are 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, your 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.
Checking AMX USBLAN device connections via Windows Device Manager
AMX USBLAN driver information can be confirmed in two different ways:
Via the Control panel (steps 1 and 2) or
Via the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon from the Taskbar.
1. Navigate to Start > Settings > Control Panel > and double-click the System icon to launch the
System Properties dialog.
2. Select the Hardware tab and click on the Device Manager button to launch the Device Manager
dialog.
Within the Device Manager dialog, the AMX USBLAN device appears under Network
Adapters (FIG. 82) and has a unique name such as AMX USB LAN LINK #2. The number
changes depending on which recognized panel is currently connected.
USB connected touch
panel (showing the
recognized panel)
FIG. 82 Device Manager dialog showing USB device
3. Confirm that a new USB detection icon (FIG. 83) appears in the lower-right taskbar on the PC
display window.
4. Double-click on the icon to open the Unplug or Eject Hardware window and confirm the AMX
USB LAN LINK has been installed and is operating properly.
5. Click the Properties button to view further information about the installed USB driver.
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USB
detection
icon
FIG. 83 USB Properties windows (Windows Device Manager)
If there is a yellow exclamation point next to the AMX USB LAN LINK device (within the hardware
devices section of the Unplug or Eject Hardware window), stop and close the USB operation. Reconnect
the USB cable to the panel and repeat the setup procedures.
To remove the USB driver association from a previously connected touch panel, you must navigate
back to the Device Manager, right-click on the panel’s USB driver (example AMX USB LAN LINK #2)
and select Uninstall from the context menu and then OK.
Once the system completes the removal of the device, the Device Manager window will
refresh, and the device will no longer appear.
The next time this device is connected to the computer it will appear as a new hardware device
and will need to be associated again with the driver (refer to Configure the panel for USB
communication section on page 32).
A mini-USB connection is only detected after it is installed onto an active panel.
Connection to a previously powered panel which then reboots, allows the PC to
detect the panel and assign an appropriate USB driver.
Checking AMX USBLAN device connections via NetLinx Studio
Use the CC-USB Type-A to Mini-B 5-wire programming cable (FG10-5965) 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.
1. Verify this 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, its now time to verify the panel is ready to receive files.
3. Click the OnLine Tree tab in the Workspace window to view the devices on the Virtual System.
The default System value is one.
4. Right-click on the System entry (A in FIG. 84) and select Refresh System. This causes a refresh of
all project systems, establishes a new connection to the Virtual Master, and populates the System list
with devices on your particular system.
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FIG. 84 Using USB for Virtual Master communication (NetLinx Studio)
USB Driver
Symptom: My USB driver has a yellow exclamation point and doesn’t appear to be working.
The USB driver was incorrectly installed and should be re-installed:
1. Power up the panel without connecting the USB cable.
2. Plug in the USB cable into the G4 panel. You should see a USB icon show up in the System Tray.
3. Double click on the icon to bring up the list of USB devices. The "AMX USB LAN LINK" device
should appear in the list.
4. If the "Install Driver" dialog doesn't appear automatically, select the Properties button and then the
Update Driver button.
5. When the Install Driver dialog does appear, click Next to accept all the default prompts.
The OS will notify you that the driver you are installing/updating does not have a digital
signature. This is acceptable, agree to continue the installation.
After installation is complete, the exclamation point will disappear. If this does not solve your problem:
1. Try re-installing the latest version of either NetLinx Studio 2 or TPDesign4. The necessary driver is
downloaded to the PC as part of the software installation procedure.
2. Repeat the above procedures.
Panel Not in Listed As a Connected Device
Symptom: My panel is not showing up in the Virtual Master’s System list of connected devices.
If a Virtual Master was already connected to the target panel, the G4 panel retains the information of the
previous Virtual Master System number.
1. Power up the panel without connecting the USB cable.
2. Configure NetLinx Studio for a Virtual Master connection.
Note the System Number used in the Edit Settings window.
3. Stop communication on the Virtual Master (Settings > Stop Communications).
4. Click Yes to stop communication.
5. Select the System Number (from the Online Tree tab) and use a right mouse click to select Refresh
System. This re-establishes communication with the Virtual Master.
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6. Plug-in the mini-USB cable into the corresponding port on the panel.
7. Wait a few seconds and refresh the system. This re-establishes communication with the Virtual
Master. The panel should now appear in the list of available devices.
Connection Status
Symptom: My Connection Status button isn’t blinking and it says the USB is connecting.
"USB Connecting" is displayed when the panel is trying to establish USB communication with the PC
(either within the NetLinx Studio or TPDesign4 applications) but not establishing the connection.
1. Remove the USB connector from the panel and close any AMX applications.
2. Reboot the panel.
3. Launch the AMX application and attempt to reconnect to the panel.
4. If using Studio for Virtual Master communication, establish a Virtual Master connection, verify the
correct System number, stop communication with the Virtual Master, and then re-establish
communication by refreshing the system.
5. After the first page appears, re-connect the mini-USB connector to the panel and confirm the
appearance of the USB icon in the System Tray.
Panel Doesn’t Respond To Touches
Verify that the protective laminate coating on the LCD is removed before beginning any
calibration process.
The protective cover acts to press on the entire LCD and makes calibration difficult because
the user can’t calibrate on specific crosshairs when the sheet is pressing on the whole LCD.
Batteries Will Not Hold Or Take A Charge
Symptom: Batteries will not hold or take a charge and there is no indication of charging, on the
bargraphs or in the Batteries Setup page.
To keep the batteries from being damaged (from operating at too low a level), the firmware places them
into a protected state.
The panel must have the latest firmware (if it doesn’t, the firmware can be found at amx.com, in the
Dealers/Tech Center > Firmware Files.> Modero).
1. Load the firmware into the panel, using NetLinx Studio.
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 batteries are low and must be charged.
The second warning tells you that the second battery is in aprotected mode, and needs to be
inserted into the first battery slot.
4. Swap the batteries, the top slot is considered the first slot, and now the batteries will be reset.
5. 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. 85:
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FIG. 85 "Sensor" device in the Online Tree tab
Modero Panel 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 Modero panel.
2. Verify you have entered the proper NetLinx Master IP and connection methods into the Master
Connection section of the System Settings page.
MVP 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.
Remember that the Passphrase generator on the panel does not produce the same
Current Key if using the same passphrase on the WAP.
2. In NetLinx Studio, select Diagnostics > Network Address and verify the System number.
3. If the IP Address field is still empty, give the Modero 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 you had your access point set to default WEP key 4 (which was 01:02:03:04:05) you
must also set the Modero’s Default WEP key 4 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".
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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, you will still attempt to make a connection, 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.
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,
it is necessary to assign different Device Number values 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 passwordfield, 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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Panel Fails to Charge in MVP-WDS
Should the panel fail, either the unit has no display or fails to boot passed the AMX logo, or does not
charge in the MVP-WDS follow these steps:
1. One person must hold down the blue button on the front of the docking station.
2. While the button is held down, another person must pull the power to the docking station.
3. Reconnect the power.
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