Specifications | AMX NXD-500i Computer Monitor User Manual

Operation/Reference Guide
Modero® NXD-500i
G4 Touch Panel
5" Wall/Flush Mount Touch Panel with
Intercom
Touch Panels
Initial Release: 11/3/2008
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction ........................................................................................................1
NXD-500i Specifications ........................................................................................... 3
Front Bezel Button.................................................................................................... 5
Ethernet and mini-USB Ports .................................................................................... 5
Installation ..........................................................................................................7
Installing the Trim Ring ............................................................................................. 7
Removing the Faceplate ........................................................................................... 8
Installation of an NXD-500i Touch Panel................................................................... 9
Pre-Wall Installation of the Rough-In Box........................................................................ 9
Installing the NXD-500i panel within a Rough-In Box.................................................... 10
Installing the NXD-500i into drywall ............................................................................. 12
Installing the NXD-500i into a Flat Surface using #4 screws ......................................... 15
Installing an NXD-500i into a Rack Mount Kit (NXA-RK5) ............................................. 17
Wiring Guidelines for the NXD-500i Panel.............................................................. 18
Ethernet/RJ-45 Port: Connections and Wiring ........................................................ 18
NXD-500i Touch Panel Accessories ..................................................................19
PS-POE-AF PoE Injector .......................................................................................... 19
Panel Calibration ..............................................................................................21
Calibrating the Modero Panel................................................................................. 21
Configuring Communication .............................................................................23
Modero Setup and System Connection .................................................................. 23
Configuring and Using USB with a Virtual Master .................................................. 25
Step 1: Setup the Panel and PC for USB Communication ............................................. 25
Step 2: Confirm the Installation of the USB Driver on the PC ....................................... 25
Step 3: Confirm and View the current AMX USB device connections ........................... 27
Step 4: Use the USB to Configure a Virtual Master (using NetLinx Studio)................... 28
Step 5: Confirm and View the current AMX USB device connections ........................... 29
Configuring a Wired Ethernet Connection.............................................................. 31
Step 1: Configure the Panel’s Wired IP Settings..................................................... 31
IP Settings section - Configuring a DHCP Address over Ethernet ................................. 31
IP Settings section - Configuring a Static IP Address over Ethernet ............................. 31
Step 2: Choose a Master Connection Mode Setting............................................... 32
Step 3: Configure an Ethernet Connection Type .................................................... 32
Master Connection section - Virtual Master communication over Ethernet .................. 33
Master Connection section - NetLinx Master Ethernet IP Address - URL Mode ............ 35
Master Connection section - NetLinx Master Ethernet IP Address - Listen Mode ......... 36
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Master Connection section - NetLinx Master Ethernet IP Address - Auto Mode........... 36
Using G4 Web Control to Interact with a G4 Panel ................................................ 37
Using the NetLinx Master to control the G4 panel ................................................. 38
Upgrading Modero Firmware ...........................................................................43
Upgrading the Firmware via the USB port.............................................................. 43
Step 1: Configure the panel for a USB Connection Type .............................................. 43
Step 2: Prepare NetLinx Studio for communication via the USB port ........................... 44
Step 3: Confirm and Upgrade the firmware via the USB port ....................................... 45
Setup Pages and Descriptions ..........................................................................47
Setup Navigation Buttons....................................................................................... 47
Protected Setup...................................................................................................... 47
Setup Page ............................................................................................................. 48
Information ............................................................................................................. 50
Panel Information Page ................................................................................................. 50
Panel Information Page ................................................................................................. 51
Time & Date Settings Page ........................................................................................... 53
Audio Settings Page...................................................................................................... 54
Supported sampling rates for WAV............................................................................... 55
Protected Setup Navigation Buttons ...................................................................... 56
Protected Setup Page............................................................................................. 57
System Settings Page.................................................................................................... 59
Calibration Page............................................................................................................ 61
G4 Web Control Page ................................................................................................... 62
Other Settings ........................................................................................................ 64
Cache Settings Page...................................................................................................... 64
Setting the image cache................................................................................................ 65
Clearing the image cache .............................................................................................. 66
Checking image cache status ........................................................................................ 66
Password Settings Page ................................................................................................ 67
Sensor Setup ................................................................................................................. 68
Making the most of the Light bargraph ........................................................................ 69
Making the most of the Motion Sensor feature ............................................................ 69
Tools ....................................................................................................................... 70
Panel Logs Page ............................................................................................................ 71
Checking the Panel Connection Logs ............................................................................ 71
Refreshing the Panel Connections Log .......................................................................... 71
Clearing the Panel Connections Log.............................................................................. 72
Panel Statistics Page ..................................................................................................... 72
Checking the Panel Statistics......................................................................................... 73
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Refreshing the Panel Statistics ...................................................................................... 73
Clearing the Panel Statistics.......................................................................................... 73
Connection Utility Page ................................................................................................ 74
Using the Connection Utility ......................................................................................... 75
Programming ....................................................................................................77
Button Assignments ............................................................................................... 77
Page Commands ..................................................................................................... 77
Programming Numbers for Colors, Fonts, and Borders.......................................... 83
RGB triplets and names for basic 88 colors .................................................................. 83
Font styles and ID numbers........................................................................................... 85
Border styles and Programming numbers ..................................................................... 86
Telnet Commands ................................................................................................... 88
"^" Button Commands ........................................................................................... 89
Text Effect Names ................................................................................................ 108
Button Query Commands ..................................................................................... 109
Panel Runtime Operations .................................................................................... 118
Input Commands................................................................................................... 122
Embedded codes .................................................................................................. 123
Panel Setup Commands ........................................................................................ 124
Dynamic Image Commands................................................................................... 125
Intercom Commands............................................................................................. 127
Panel IR Commands .............................................................................................. 129
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................131
Appendix A ....................................................................................................135
Text Formatting Codes for Bargraphs/Joysticks................................................... 135
Text Area Input Masking....................................................................................... 136
Input mask character types ......................................................................................... 136
Input mask ranges ....................................................................................................... 137
Input mask next field characters ................................................................................. 137
Input mask operations................................................................................................. 137
Input mask literals ....................................................................................................... 137
Input mask output examples ....................................................................................... 138
URL Resources ...................................................................................................... 139
Special escape sequences ........................................................................................... 139
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Introduction
Introduction
The NXD-500i 5" Modero Wall/Flush Mount Touch Panel with Intercom (FG2261-02) is a widescreen
full-color mini-touch panel with full sound and intercom capability (FIG. 1). It offers the same perimeter
footprint as the NXD-CV5, but with a shallower mounting depth.
Faceplate
Microphone
Touch screen
Button Trim Ring
Speaker
Front Bezel button
FIG. 1 NXD-500i Color Video Touch Panel
This panel includes a built-in microphone, speakers, a mini-USB port for programming and audio
output, and one NetLinx-programmable button.
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Locking tabs
Touch screen
Button trim ring
Front Bezel button
Back box
FIG. 2 NXD-500i Color Video Touch Panel - Schematics
FIG. 3 shows the connectors located on the NXD-500i Modero panel. The mini-USB port is used both
for programming the touch panel and for audio output. The mini-USB port automatically detects the
presence of a headphone adaptor, allowing the port to be used for headphone connectivity.
Ethernet 10/100 port
Mini-USB port
Back box
FIG. 3 NXD-500i Color Video Touch Panel - side view of connectors
The NXD-500i supports Intercom functionality, which allows two communicating panels (controlled by
the NetLinx Master) to transmit full-duplex audio signals over a network in order for it to be used as an
Intercom system.
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Key features include:
Support of AMX's 4th generation (G4) graphics which provide higher brightness, richer
colors, and deeper contrast. The new G4 graphics technology is supported by the TPDesign4
Touch Panel Design application, available for download from www.amx.com.
Display of images on a large 16:9 image format, while providing a wide 90-degree top-tobottom viewing angle.
A front panel light sensor, motion sensor, IR receiver and a Sleep/Setup Access button.
Utilization of the Voice Over Internet protocol (VoIP), which allows telephone calls to be
made or received directly from the touch panel.
Support of 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. Anything you can do on your PC can be accomplished through these
panels.
Programmable firmware that can be upgraded via the mini-USB port in the back of the device.
NXD-500i Specifications
The specifications for the 5" Widescreen Modero panel include:
Specifications for NXD-500i 5" Widescreen Video Touch Panel (FG2261-02)
Dimensions (HWD):
• NXD-500i (with faceplate): 4.15" x 5.59" x 1.97"
(10.50 cm x 14.20 cm x 5 cm)
• CB-TP5i Rough-In/Wallbox (optional): 4.27" x 5.14" x 3.40"
(10.86 cm x 13.06 cm x 8.64 cm)
Power Requirements:
• PoE Powered - No local Power Supply needed.
• Max power draw: 5.5W.
Memory (factory default):
• 128 MB SDRAM
• 256 MB integrated Flash Memory (not upgradeable - factory programmed)
Weight:
• 0.80 lbs (0.36 kg)
Certifications:
• FCC Part 15 Class B
• CE
• IEC 60950
• RoHS
Panel LCD Parameters:
• Aspect ratio: 16 x 9
• Maximum brightness (luminance): 200 cd/m2
• Channel transparency: 8-bit Alpha blending
• Contrast ratio: 250:1
• Display colors: 256 thousand colors (18-bit color depth)
• Dot/pixel pitch: 0.14 mm
• Panel type: TFT Color Active-Matrix
• Screen resolution: 800 x 480 pixels (HV) @ 60 Hz frame frequency
• Viewing dimensions: 4.3" x 2.58" (109.2 mm x 65.2 mm)
Active Viewing Area:
• 4.25” x 2.55” (10.80cm x 6.48cm)
Viewing Angles:
• Up/Down/Left/Right: 40/80/60/60
IR Reception Angle:
• Horizontal: + 25° (left and right from center)
Audio
• G.711 sound standard
• Vertical: + 15° (up and down from center)
• 75dB SPL@1m
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Specifications for NCXC-500i 5" Widescreen Video Touch Panel (Cont.)
Supported Audio Sample
Rates:
• 48000Hz, 44100Hz, 32000Hz, 24000Hz, 22050Hz, 16000Hz, 12000Hz,
11025Hz, and 8000Hz.
Intercom:
• Full duplex VoIP capabilities.
Front Panel Components:
Light sensor:
• Motion-sensitive light detector for automatic adjustment of the panel
brightness (a dim room results in a dimmer LCD display, and a bright room
results in a brighter LCD display).
Note: The light sensor can be adjusted via the Sensor Setup page (page 64).
Motion sensor (PIR):
• Proximity Infrared Detector to wake the panel when the panel is approached.
• Activation range: + 25° (left and right from center) and + 15° (up and down
from center).
Note: This sensor can be adjusted via the Sensor Setup page (see page 64).
Front Bezel button:
• Provides both access to the Setup and Calibration page and toggles the
panel between a "sleep" or "wake" state. "Sleep" status means the backlight
is Off.
Microphone:
• Frequency response of 300 to 3400Hz
• Used for intercom applications
Speaker:
• Output of 4Ohm
• 2 Watts
• 300Hz cutoff frequency
Side Panel Components:
Ethernet 10/100 port:
• RJ-45 port for 10/100 Mbps communication. The Ethernet port automatically
negotiates the connection speed (10 Mbps or 100 Mbps), and whether to use
half duplex or full duplex mode. Power is supplied through Power Over
Internet (PoE)
• NXD-500i panels communicate with the NetLinx Master using the ICSP
protocol over Ethernet.
• LEDs show communication activity, connections, speeds, and mode
information:
L/A-link/activity - yellow LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are
connected and terminated correctly and then blinks when receiving Ethernet
data packets.
SPD-speed - Green LED lights On when the connection speed is 100 Mbps
and turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.
Mini-USB connector:
• 5-pin Mini-USB connector used for programming, firmware update, and touch
panel file transfer between the PC and the target panel. The connector is
also used for providing audio output for external speakers.
Note: When connecting the panel to PC using a CC-USB (or compatible)
cable, be sure to power the panel On before attempting to connect the USB
cable from the PC to the mini-USB port on the panel. Refer to the Configuring
and Using USB with a Virtual Master section on page 25 for more information.
Button Assignments:
Button assignments can only be adjusted in TPD4 and not on the panel.
• 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: 5% - 85% relative humidity (non-condensing)
• Storage Temperature: -20° C (-4° F) to 60° C (140° F)
• Storage Humidity: 5% - 85% RH
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Specifications for NCXC-500i 5" Widescreen Video Touch Panel (Cont.)
Included Accessories:
• NXD-500i Installation Guide (93-2261-02)
• Front Bezel (60-2261-11)
Other AMX Equipment:
• CB-TP5i Rough-In/Wallbox (FG038-11)
• Back Cover for CB-TP5i Rough-In/Wallbox (FG038-12)
• PS-POE-AF PoE Injector (FG423-80)
• CC-USB Type-A to Mini-B 5-wire programming cable (FG10-5965)
• USB to Headphone Adaptor (FG5966-23)
• NXA-RK5 Rack Mount Kit for 5" Wall Mount panels (FG2904-55):
- 5" Rackmount
- Four Screws, #10-32 x.625, PH Truss, BLK
- Four Washers, #10, Black Nylon
- Three Screws, #4-40 x.250, PPH, BLK
Front Bezel Button
The NXD-500i has only one button on the front of the device, in the center of the button trim ring. This
button has several uses:
Press the button once to start a previously programmed function, or to turn off the display if
not previously programmed.
Press and hold the button for 6 seconds to put the device into Setup Mode (please see the Setup
Page section on page 48 for more information).
Press and hold the button for 9 seconds to enter Calibration Mode (please see the Panel
Calibration section on page 21 for more information).
Press and hold the button for 20 seconds to reboot the panel.
Ethernet and mini-USB Ports
The NXD-500i has no power input port. Instead, all power is supplied via the Power over Ethernet (PoE)
protocol. With PoE, the power is supplied directly through the Ethernet port through the PS-POE-AF
PoE Injector, available from AMX. For more information on the PS-POE-AF POE Injector, please refer
to the PS-POE-AF PoE Injector section on page 19.
The mini-USB port is used solely for software upload and audio output. The mini-USB port
automatically detects the presence of a headphone adaptor, allowing the port to be used for headphone
connectivity. For more information on software upgrading, please refer to the Upgrading the Firmware
via the USB port section on page 43.
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Installation
While the NXD-500i is designed to fit into pre-existing NXD-CV5 touch panel sites, the actual
installation differs from that of the NXD-CV5 is several significant ways. The NXD-500i can be
installed either directly into the (optional) CB-TP5i Rough-In Box or another solid surface environment,
using either solid surface screws or the included locking tabs for different mounting options. For more
information, please refer to the NXD-500i User Manual, available at www.amx.com.
The NXD-500i is contained within a clear outer housing known as the back box (FIG. 4). This back box
is removed when installing the device into a wall or into a Rough-In Box. Because of the backbox, the
device may be installed into either a pre-wall surface using a CB-TP5i conduit/wallbox, or into a solid
surface using the included locking tabs or either solid surface or drywall screws.
10/100 BaseT Ethernet port
Mini-USB programming port
Plastic backbox
Front of device
FIG. 4 NXD-500i - Side view
Make sure to remove the protective plastic cover from the LCD. If the cover is not
removed, the panel may not respond properly to touch points on the LCD or allow
proper screen calibration.
Installing the Trim Ring
The outer Trim Ring is secured to the Faceplate with plastic latches. The Trim Ring must first be
removed to install the touch panel, and is later resecured when installation is complete.
To install the Trim Ring:
1. Place the Button Trim Ring, latch side down, atop the Faceplate.
2. Firmly press down around the Button Trim Ring until all of the latches are securely inserted into
their openings on the Faceplate, and the Button Trim Ring is securely fastened. Verify that the
Button Trim Ring is firmly inserted onto the Faceplate and that no gaps remain between this Trim
Ring and the outer surface of the Faceplate.
3. Place the Faceplate back onto the device. Make sure to align the Microphone, Light, and PIR
Motion sensor locations on the main unit to their respective openings on the Faceplate assembly.
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Removing the Faceplate
In certain circumstances, the Faceplate must be removed and replaced with a new faceplate. Because the
device is installed against a wall, the faceplate must be removed carefully to prevent the two top prongs
on the underside of the Faceplate from being broken. To remove the faceplate:
1. Gently lift up on the faceplate from the bottom. Do NOT pull up from the sides or the top.
2. Let the faceplate fall forward from the top of the device and let it pivot from the bottom.
3. Remove the faceplate from the two bottom prongs and install the new trim ring if necessary.
4. Place the Faceplate back onto the device. Make sure to align the Microphone, Light, and PIR
Motion sensor locations on the device to their respective openings on the Faceplate assembly.
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Installation of an NXD-500i Touch Panel
The NXD-500i can be installed either directly into the (optional) CB-TP5i Rough-In Box or other solid
surface environment, using solid surface screws or the included locking tabs as mounting options. The
following sections describe mounting the touch panel directly into a pre-wall rough-in box, a solid
surface, drywall, or an NXA-RK5 Rack Mount Kit.
Pre-Wall Installation of the Rough-In Box
The CB-TP5i Rough-In Box (FG038-11) is an optional metallic box that is secured onto a stud/beam in
a pre-wall setting, where no walls are present. Installation procedures and configurations can vary,
depending on the installation environment. This section describes the installation procedures for the
most common installation scenarios.
In order to guarantee a stable installation of the NXD-500i, the distance between the
CB-TP5i and the outer wall surface must be a minimum of .50 inches (1.27cm) and a
maximum of .875 inches (2.22cm).
Cutting out the surface slightly smaller than what is outlined in the installation
drawings, to allow any necessary cutout adjustments, is highly recommended.
1. Attach the optional Back Cover for the CB-TP5i (FG038-12) if necessary.
2. Fasten the CB-TP5i Rough-In Box to the stud through the holes on the Stud Mounting tabs (FIG. 5),
using either nails or screws.
Stud
Stud Mounting tabs
Wiring knockouts
FIG. 5 CB-TP5i Rough-In Box components
3. Remove the appropriate wiring knockouts from the rough-in box (FIG. 5) to accommodate the
cables being threaded through to the NXD-500i touch panel.
4. Thread the incoming Ethernet and USB wiring through the knockouts. Use of the left wiring
knockouts are recommended with this installation. Leave enough slack in the wiring to
accommodate any re-positioning of the panel.
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5. Install the drywall/sheetrock before inserting the main NXD-500i device into the CB-TP5i.
Installing the NXD-500i panel within a Rough-In Box
The Rough-In Box must be mounted prior to continuing this section. Refer to the procedures in the
Pre-Wall Installation of the Rough-In Box section on page 9 for detailed pre-wall installation
instructions. Verify that all necessary cables have been threaded through the knockouts on the left of the
Rough-In Box and the connections have been tested prior to installation of the NXD-500i.
1. Remove the Faceplate bezel (A in FIG. 6) from the main NXD-500i unit (B in FIG. 6) by gripping
the faceplate from the top and lifting up and then pulling with gentle outward force.
Stud
C - Optional CB-TP5i
rough-in/wallbox
Locking Tab
Screws for mounting
Back Box to touch panel
B - Main NXD-500i unit consists of
the touch panel and back box housing
A - Faceplate/Trim Ring
FIG. 6 NXD-500i panel installation into a CB-TP5i (pre-wall construction)
Be sure to pull the faceplate UP before pulling it out and away from the rest of the
device. Pulling straight outward may lead to damage to the faceplate, including
breaking off the tabs that attach the faceplate to the device.
2. Gently unscrew the two screws attaching the NXD-500i to its back box. These are at the bottom of
the device, underneath the touch screen. Carefully remove the NXD-500i from the back box.
While the screws are loosened, you can adjust the LCD to ensure it is parallel to the
sides of the backbox, if necessary. While adjusting the LCD is possible, it is not
required in most cases.
3. Thread the incoming Ethernet and USB wiring from their terminal locations through the surface
opening. Leave enough slack in the wiring to accommodate any re-positioning of the panel.
4. Push the back box into the wall opening. Insure that the locking tabs lie flush against the back box.
5. Extend the locking tabs on the sides of the back box by tightening the screws inside the box. Not all
of the tabs must be extended to lock the back box in place, but extending a minimum of the top and
bottom tabs is highly recommended. Apply enough pressure to the screw head to keep the box flush
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with the wall: this ensures that the locking tabs will tighten up against the inside of the wall.
The back box is clear to allow visual confirmation that the tabs have been extended and are
gripping the wall. This also allows visual confirmation if the entire assembly has to be removed
from the wall for any reason.
The maximum recommended torque to screw in the locking tabs on the back box is
105 IN-OZ [74 N-CM]. Applying excessive torque while tightening the locking tab
screws, such as with powered screwdrivers, can strip out the tabs or damage the
back box.
6. Connect both connectors to their corresponding locations along the left side of the NXD-500i touch
panel.
7. Test the incoming wiring by attaching the panel connections to their terminal locations and applying
power via the PoE Injector. Verify that the panel is receiving power and functioning properly to
prevent repetition of the installation.Test the incoming wiring by connecting the panel connections
to their terminal locations and applying power via the PoE Injector. Verify that the panel is receiving
power and functioning properly to prevent repetition of the installation.
Do not disconnect the connectors from the touch panel. The unit must be installed
with the attached connectors before being inserted into the Rough-In Box.
8. Install the NXD-500i into the back box.
9. The microphone cable is taped to the back box. Connect the microphone cable to its connector,
making sure that the cable does not interfere with reattachment of the Faceplate.
10. Install the two Plastite screws attaching the NXD-500i to the back box (FIG. 6).
11. Place the Faceplate/Trim Ring assembly (A in FIG. 6) back onto the main NXD-500i unit (B in
FIG. 6). Make sure to align the Microphone, Light, and PIR Motion sensor locations to their
respective openings on the front faceplate/bezel.
12. Reconnect the terminal Ethernet and USB to their respective locations on the Ethernet port and
NetLinx Master.
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Installing the NXD-500i into drywall
Unlike most AMX touchpanels, the NXD-500i comes with a clear plastic backbox (FIG. 7) designed to
attach the panel to standard drywall. This backbox has a locking tab on three of the four faces (missing
only on the face containing the space for the connections) to help lock the backbox to the wall. These
locking tabs are only extended AFTER the backbox is inserted into the wall.
Locking tab screws
Locking tabs - Closed
Locking tabs - Open
FIG. 7 NXD-500i backbox with closed and open locking tabs
When installing the backbox, make absolutely sure that the assembly is in the correct
position and in the correct place. Once the locking tabs are extended and locked into
place, removing the backbox will be very difficult without having access to the back of
the wall itself or damaging the wall.
Refer to the diagram for detailed installation dimensions as shown in FIG. 8.
Cutting out the surface slightly smaller than what is outlined in the installation drawings, in
order to make any necessary cutout adjustments, is highly recommended.
1. Prepare the area by removing any screws or nails from the drywall before beginning the cutout
process.
2. Cut out the surface for the back box. Refer to the dimensions in FIG. 8 for more information.
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FIG. 8 NXD-500i Wall Mount panel dimensions
Making sure that the actual cutout opening be slightly smaller than the provided
dimensions is highly recommended. This action provides the installer with a margin
for error if the opening needs to be expanded. Too little drywall removed is always
better than too much.
3. Remove the Faceplate/bezel (A in FIG. 9) from the main NXD-500i device (B in FIG. 9) by
gripping the faceplate and pulling up and then out with gentle outward force.
4. Thread the incoming Ethernet and USB wiring from their terminal locations through the surface
opening. Leave enough slack in the wiring to accommodate any re-positioning of the panel.
5. Connect both connectors to their corresponding locations along the left side of the NXD-500i touch
panel.
B
A
FIG. 9 Wall Mount panel (NXD-500i) installation view for drywall surfaces - top view
6. Test the incoming wiring by attaching the panel connections to their terminal locations and applying
power via the PoE Injector. Verify that the panel is receiving power and functioning properly to
prevent repetition of the installation.
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Do not disconnect the connectors from the touch panel. The unit must be installed
with the attached connectors before being inserted into the drywall.
7. Push the back box into the wall opening. Insure that the locking tabs lie flush against the back box.
8. Extend the locking tabs on the sides of the back box by tightening the screws inside the box. Not all
of the tabs must be extended to lock the back box in place, but extending a minimum of the top and
bottom tabs is highly recommended. Apply enough pressure to the screw head to keep the box flush
with the wall: this ensures that the locking tabs will tighten up against the inside of the wall.
The back box is clear to allow visual confirmation that the tabs have been extended and are
gripping the wall. This also allows visual confirmation if the entire assembly has to be removed
from the wall for any reason.
The maximum recommended torque to screw in the locking tabs on the back box is
105 IN-OZ [74 N-CM]. Applying excessive torque while tightening the locking tab
screws, such as with powered screwdrivers, can strip out the tabs or damage the
back box.
9. Install the NXD-500i into the back box.
10. The microphone cable is taped to the back box. Connect the microphone cable to its connector,
making sure that the cable does not interfere with reattachment of the Faceplate.
11. Install the two Plastite screws attaching the NXD-500i to the back box (FIG. 6).
12. Place the Faceplate/Trim Ring assembly (A in FIG. 9) back onto the main NXD-500i unit (B in
FIG. 9). Make sure to align the Microphone, Light, and PIR Motion sensor locations to their
respective openings on the front faceplate/bezel.
13. Reconnect the terminal Ethernet and USB to their respective locations on the Ethernet port and
NetLinx Master.
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Installation
Installing the NXD-500i into a Flat Surface using #4 screws
Three #4 mounting screws (not included) are secured through circular holes located at the left and right
sides of the NXD-500i. The most important thing to remember when mounting the NXD-500i is
that the back box must be installed flush against the mounting surface.
Refer to SP-2261-02 for detailed installation dimensions (reproduced in FIG. 10).
Cutting out the surface slightly smaller than what is outlined in the installation drawings in
order to make any necessary cutout adjustments, is highly recommended.
1. Prepare the area by removing any screws or nails from the surface before beginning the cutout
process.
2. Cut out the surface for the NXD-500i Wall Mount unit using the dimensions shown in FIG. 10.
FIG. 10 NXD-500i Wall Mount panel dimensions using #4 mounting screws
3. Remove the Faceplate/bezel (A in FIG. 11) from the main NXD-500i unit (B in FIG. 11) by
gripping the faceplate and pulling up and out with gentle force.
4. Thread the incoming Ethernet and USB wiring from their terminal sources through the surface
opening. Leave enough slack in the wiring to accommodate any re-positioning of the panel.
5. Connect all connectors to their corresponding locations along the left side of the un-powered
NXD-500i touch panel.
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The USB connectors can be from either a USB extension cable or a wireless USB RF
transmitter.
6. Test the incoming wiring by connecting the panel connections to their terminal locations. Verify that
the panel is receiving power and functioning properly before finalizing the installation.
Attachment is done
along the edges
of the cutout
Flat installation surface
Install the three #4 Mounting Screws
(not included) into these three holes
(suggested length of screws is 0.25")
Locking Tab
B - Main NXD-500i unit
A - Faceplate/Trim Ring
FIG. 11 Wall Mount panel installation configuration for flat surfaces
Do not disconnect the connectors from the touch panel. The unit must be installed
with the necessary connectors before being inserted into the solid surface.
7. Carefully slide the main unit into the cutout, making sure that the locking tabs lie flush against the
back box.
8. Insert and secure three #4 Mounting Screws (not included) into the corresponding holes located
along the sides of the NXD-500i, using a grounded Phillips-head screwdriver, until the unit is secure
and flush against the wall (FIG. 11).
9. Place the Faceplate/Trim Ring assembly (A in FIG. 11) back onto the device (B in FIG. 11). Make
sure to align the Microphone, Light, and PIR Motion sensor locations to their respective openings
on the front bezel/faceplate.
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Installation
Installing an NXD-500i into a Rack Mount Kit (NXA-RK5)
The NXA-RK5 is a 19" (48.26 cm) wide metal rack-mount (with black matte finish) measuring 3 rack
units high.
1. Remove the Faceplate/Trim Ring assembly from the main NXD-500i unit.
2. Thread the incoming Ethernet and USB wiring from their terminal sources through the surface
opening, leaving enough slack in the wiring to accommodate any re-positioning of the panel.
3. Connect all data and power wiring connectors to their corresponding locations along the left side of
the device.
The USB connectors can be from either a USB extension cable or a wireless USB RF
transmitter.
4. Test the incoming wiring by connecting the panel connections to their terminal locations. Verify that
the panel is receiving power from the PoE Injector and functioning properly.
Do not disconnect the connectors from the touch panel. The unit must be installed
with the necessary connectors before being inserted into the equipment rack.
5. Carefully insert the device into the NXA-RK5.
6. Secure the panel to the NXA-RK5 mount by first inserting and then tightening the three included
#4-40 screws.
7. Insert the NXA-RK5 (with the connected NXD-500i unit) into the equipment rack, making sure to
align the screw holes along the sides on the NXA-RK5 with the holes in the equipment rack.
8. Use a grounded Phillips-head screwdriver to secure the NXA-RK5 to the equipment rack using the
included #10-32 screws.
9. Place the Faceplate/Trim Ring assembly back onto the main NXD-500i device. Make sure to align
the Microphone, Light, and PIR Motion sensor locations to their respective openings on the front
faceplate/bezel.
10. Reconnect the terminal Ethernet and USB wiring to their respective terminal locations on the
Ethernet port or NetLinx Master.
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Wiring Guidelines for the NXD-500i Panel
The NXD-500i panel utilizes the Power over Ethernet protocol, where it draws power directly from its
Ethernet connection. Because of this, the panel has no need for standard power inputs or outputs.
Ethernet/RJ-45 Port: Connections and Wiring
FIG. 12 describes the blink activity for the Ethernet 10/100 Base-T RJ-45 connector and cable. The
Ethernet cable is connected to the side of the Wall Mount panels.
A - Activity LED (yellow)
lights when receiving or
transmitting Ethernet
data packets
A
L
L - Link LED (green) lights when
the Ethernet cables are connected
and terminated correctly.
ETHERNET
10/100
FIG. 12 Ethernet connector (showing communication and connection LEDs)
The following table lists the pinouts, signals, and pairing for the Ethernet connector.
Ethernet RJ-45 Pinouts and Signals
Pin
Signals
Connections
Pairing
Color
1
TX +
1 --------- 1
1 --------- 2
Orange-White
2
TX -
2 --------- 2
3
RX +
3 --------- 3
4
PoE power
4 --------- 4
5
PoE power
5 --------- 5
6
RX -
6 --------- 6
7
PoE power
7 --------- 7
8
PoE power
8 --------- 8
Orange
3 --------- 6
Green-White
Blue
4 --------- 5
Blue-White
7 --------- 8
Brown-White
Green
Brown
FIG. 13 diagrams the RJ-45 pinouts and signals for the Ethernet RJ-45 connector and cable.
FIG. 13 RJ-45 wiring diagram
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NXD-500i Touch Panel Accessories
NXD-500i Touch Panel Accessories
The following section outlines and describes both the included accessories and other AMX equipment
available for the NXD-500i.
PS-POE-AF PoE Injector
The PS-POE-AF PoE Injector (FG423-80) is a single-port, self-contained Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
power supply that delivers both DC power and data to PoE-equipped devices by “injecting” DC power
through a Cat5 Ethernet cable (FIG. 14). The PoE Injector allows devices such as the NXD-500i to
function without an additional power connection other than an Ethernet connection.
FIG. 14 PS-POE-AF Power-Over-Ethernet Power Supply
Power-over-Ethernet eliminates the need for an AC outlet at each device installation point, resulting in
easier and less expensive installation. It also can be used to extend the distance between the PoE devices
and standard power outlets by up to 328 feet (100 meters).
Each PoE Injector may be used for one device’s power needs. Multiple devices in a
network that require PoE will require multiple Injectors.
PS-POE-AF Specifications
Output Specifications
Combined Line and Load
Voltage Regulation
Excluding Cord ±1%
Ripple
1% Vp-p max.
Transient Response
• 0.5ms for 50%
• Load Change Typical
Protection
• Foldback Overcurrent Protection
• Short Circuit Protection
Input Specifications
AC Input Voltage Range
100-240VAC -10%, +6%
Line Frequency
47-63Hz
AC Input Current
• 90VAC Input
• 0.6A max.
Protection
• Internal Primary Current Fuse
• Inrush Limiting
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PS-POE-AF Specifications (Cont.)
General Specifications
Topology
• Switching-Fixed
• Frequency Flyback
Dielectric Withstand
• Primary-Secondary 3000VAC, 4250VDC
• Secondary-Ground 500VDC
Spacing
5mm Primary-Secondary
Leakage Current
Less than 250 uA
Efficiency
• 65% Typical @ Max. Load
Weight (excluding cord)
7 Ounces (200 Grams)
• and 120VAC/60 Hz
Dimension
• 5.24L x 2.13W x 1.42H (in)
• 133.0L x 54.0W x 36.0H (mm)
Case Material
Black 94V0 Polycarbonate
Cord and Connectors
Dual RJ45 jacks built into the enclosure
EMC Information
FCC
• Part 15 Class B
• EN55022 Class B
Immunity
ESD: EN61000-4-2
RS
EN61000-4-3
EFT
EN61000-4-4
Surge
EN61000-4-5
CS
EN61000-4-6
Voltage Dip
EN61000-4-11
Harmonic
EN61000-3-2
CE
Hold-up Time
CE Compliant
• @120VAC 10ms min. typ.
• @240VAC 40ms min. typ.
Storage Temperature
-30° C to +85° C
Approvals and Standards Safety
• cULus: UL/CSA60950
• TUV: EN60950
• CE: LVD, EMCD
MTBF
100,000 Calculated Hours
Environmental Specifications
Thermal Performance
• Operating Temperature 0° C to 40° C
• No Derating
• Convectional Cooling
• Non Vented Case
Relative Humidity
Non-Condensing 5% to 95%
Altitude
0-10,000 feet
For more information, please refer to the PS-POE-AF PoE Injector Installation Guide, available at
www.amx.com.
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Panel Calibration
Panel Calibration
This section outlines the steps for calibrating the touch panel. Calibrating the panel before its initial use
and after completing a firmware download is highly recommended.
Modero panels are set up in the factory 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.
Calibrating the Modero Panel
1. Press and hold the grey Front Bezel button (FIG. 15) for 8 seconds to pass over the Setup page and
access the Calibration setup page (FIG. 16).
Front Bezel button
4 second press/hold:
Opens the Setup page
6 second press/hold:
Opens the Calibration page
Single press puts
the panel to sleep
FIG. 15 Location of Front Setup Access button
2. Press the crosshairs (on the Calibration page) to set the calibration points on the LCD (FIG. 16).
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. 16 Touch Panel Calibration Screens
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
If the calibration was improperly set and you cannot return to the Calibration
page through the panel’s firmware, this firmware page may be accessed via
G4 WebControl, where you can navigate to the Protected Setup page and press the
Calibrate button through a VNC window.
This action causes the panel to go to the Calibration page seen above, where the
actual touch panel may be physically calibrated again using the above procedures.
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Configuring Communication
Communication between the Modero panel and the Master is done using either USB or ETHERNET
(DHCP or Static IP). Ethernet communication can only be achieved via a direct Ethernet connection.
Before commencing, verify that you are using the latest NetLinx Master and Modero
panel firmware, and also verify you are using the latest versions of AMX’s NetLinx
Studio and TPDesign4 applications. These are available at www.amx.com.
USB input devices must be plugged into the rear or side USB connectors before the
G4 panel is powered-up. The panel will not detect a USB connection of this type until
after the unit cycles power.
Modero Setup and System Connection
1. Press the Front Setup Access button for 3 seconds to open the Setup page (FIG. 17).
Connection Status
Red Connection Status icon indicates no connection
to a Master
Green Connection Status icon indicates communication
to a Master
FIG. 17 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 and press Done when finished.
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 the red Device Number field to open the Device Number keypad.
5. Enter a Device Number for the panel into the Device Number Keypad. The default is 0 and the
range is from 1 - 32000.
When using multiple panels within a NetLinx System, remember to assign unique
Device Number values to each panel, so that all assigned panels appear in the
System listing for the target Master.
6. Press Done to close the keypad, assign the number, and return to the Protected Setup page.
7. Press the on-screen Reboot button to restart the panel and incorporate any changes.
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Before continuing, open NetLinx Studio. This program assists in developing a System
Number, Master IP/URL, and Master Port number. Refer to the NetLinx Master’s
instruction manual for more information.
8. Obtain the System Number and Master IP Address from NetLinx Studio. This information must be
specific for the system used with the configured Modero panel.
9. Press the Front Setup Access button for 4 seconds to open the Setup page.
10. Press the Protected Setup button (located on the lower-left of the panel page) to open the Protected
Setup page.
11. Press the System Settings button (located on the Protected Setup page) to open the System Settings
page (FIG. 18) and begin configuring the communication settings on the panel to match those of the
target Master.
Modero
connection
information
NetLinx Master’s
connection
information
MAC Address
from panel is
factory set to a
unique address
FIG. 18 System Connection page
The two possible Master Connection Types available are USB or Ethernet.
A USB connection type is a direct connection from the panel’s mini-USB port to a
corresponding USB port on the PC, which is acting as a Virtual Master.
An Ethernet connection type involves indirect communication from the panel to a
Master via an Ethernet 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.
The mini-USB connector MUST be plugged into a panel that is already active before
the PC can recognize the connection and assign an appropriate USB driver.
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Configuring and Using USB with a Virtual Master
NetLinx Studio can be set up to run a Virtual Master where the PC acts as the Master by supplying its
own IP Address for communication to the panel. The PC is first equipped with the USB driver, the panel
is then configured for USB communication, and then Studio is configured to act as the Master.
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
software setup process or can be downloaded independently from the main Application Files page on
www.amx.com.
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 File Transfer 2 executable (FT2Setup.exe). This will install the native RNDIS USB
driver when executed.
2. Download this executable file to a known location on your computer.
3. Launch the Setup.exe file and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation.
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 panel-specific USBLAN driver becomes associated with it. 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 the PC.
If the panel is already powered, continue with step 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 Ethernet cable to the connector on the side of the touch panel and
then apply power.
3. After the NXD-500i panel powers up, press and hold the Front Setup Access button for 4 seconds
to continue with the setup process and proceed to the Setup page.
4. Select Protected Setup > System Settings (located on the lower-left) to open the System Settings
page (FIG. 19).
No connection is established until
the Virtual Master becomes
active within NetLinx Studio
Red Connection Status icon indicates no connection to a Virtual
Master
Green Connection Status icon indicates communication to a Virtual
Master
FIG. 19 System Settings page - using a USB Connection type
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5. 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 59 for more information about the fields on this
page.
ALL fields are then greyed-out and read-only, but still display any previous network
information.
6. Press the Back button on the touch panel to return to the Protected Setup page.
7. Press the on-screen Reboot button both to 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 device displays the first panel page should you 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, as indicated by a green System Connection icon. If this is
the first time for installing the USB driver, a USB driver installation popup window appears on the
PC.
This window states that the panel has been detected by the PC as a USB-compliant device and
the PC is installing an appropriate USB driver to establish a proper communication to the
panel.
This driver was installed on the PC during the installation of the latest NetLinx Studio and
TPDesign4 software application installations. These applications should be installed prior
to setting up a USB connection to the panel.
Windows® notes that the driver does not contain a Microsoft® digital signature.
9. Click Yes when told that a digital signature was not found. This action accepts the installation of the
new AMX USB driver. The panel is now configured to communicate directly with the PC.
This process completes the association between driver and device. Each time the same touch
panel is connected to the computer, the driver is automatically loaded (using a unique name example USB LAN LINK #1, #2). Each time a different touch panel is connected to the
computer, the previous procedures will need to be repeated.
10. Navigate back to the System Settings page.
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Step 3: Confirm and View the current AMX USB device connections
The USB driver information can be confirmed via two different methods:
Via the Control panel (previous 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. 20) 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. 20 Device Manager dialog showing USB device
3. Confirm that a new USB detection icon (FIG. 21) 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.
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.
5. Click the Properties button to view further information about the installed USB driver.
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USB
detection
icon
FIG. 21 USB Properties windows
If a yellow exclamation point appears 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. Refer to the Troubleshooting section on page 131 for more detailed
information.
To remove the USB driver association from a previously connected touch panel, 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 Step 2: Confirm the
Installation of the USB Driver on the PC section on page 25 for more information).
Step 4: Use the USB to Configure a Virtual Master (using NetLinx Studio)
When configuring the panel to communicate via USB with a Virtual Master on your
PC, ONLY the USB connection option must be selected within the Type field. Since
this is a direct connection, the PC’s IP Address is not needed.
Before beginning:
1. Verify the panel has been configured to communicate via USB within the System Connection page
and that the USB driver has been properly configured. Refer to the previous section for more
information.
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. 22).
4. Click the Communications Settings button to open the Communications Settings dialog.
5. Click on the NetLinx Master radio button in the Platform Selection section to indicate that this is
working as a NetLinx Master.
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IP Address of computer
(not needed as this is a direct
USB connection)
FIG. 22 Assigning Communication Settings for a Virtual Master
6. Click on the Virtual Master radio box from the Transport Connection Option section to configure
the PC to communicate directly with a panel. Everything else, such as the Authentication, is greyed
out because this action is 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. 22).
8. From within this dialog, enter the System number (default is 1).
9. Click OK three times to close the open dialogs, save the 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.
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 Connection page and the panel is restarted.
The Connection status turns green after a few seconds to indicate an active USB connection to
the Virtual Master on the PC. No Lock icon is displayed because this USB connection is not
secured and does not require a username and password.
If the G4 panel does not appear, refer to the Troubleshooting section on page 131 for
more information.
If a few minutes have gone by and the System Connection icon still does not turn green, repeat
the USB connection and Virtual Master setup procedures (outlined in this section). Refreshing
the System sends out a request to the panel to respond and completes the communication
(turning the System Connection icon green).
Step 5: Confirm and View the current AMX USB device connections
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.
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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. 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. 23) 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.
FIG. 23 Repopulating the System List
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Configuring a Wired Ethernet Connection
It is necessary to tell the panel as to which Master it should be communicating. This "pointing to a
Master" is done via the System Settings page, where the IP Address, System Number and Username/
Password information assigned to the target Master is configured. Until those parameters are configured,
your Connection Status icon will remain red, indicating that it has no current connection to a Master.
Step 1: Configure the Panel’s Wired IP Settings
This panel has only one method of communicating to a target Master over the Internet: Wired (direct
Ethernet connection, as wireless communication is not available on the NXD-500i). The connection
parameters may only be configured through the System Connection page. This type of communication
can be established either via either a Dynamic IP Address (DHCP) or via a pre-reserved Static IP
Address (typically provided by your System Administrator).
IP Settings section - Configuring a DHCP Address over Ethernet
1. Select Protected Setup > System Settings (located on the lower-left) to open the System Settings
page.
2. Locate the IP Settings section of this page.
Even though the Host, Gateway, Primary DNS, Secondary DNS, and Domain fields
appear on the two separate System Connection and Secondary Connection pages;
the information populating these fields is identical.
If the information within one of these fields is altered, the change is reflected on both
pages within the altered field.
Example: if the domain is altered on the Secondary Connection page, the value is
then also changed within the Domain field of the System Connection page.
3. Toggle the DHCP/Static field (from the IP Settings section) until the choice cycles to DHCP.
DHCP will register the unique factory-assigned MAC Address on the panel, and once
the communication setup process is complete, reserve an IP Address, Subnet Mask,
and Gateway values from the DHCP Server.
4. Press the optional Host Name field to open a Keyboard and enter the Host Name information.
5. Press Done after you are finished assigning the alpha-numeric string of the host name.
6. Do not alter any of the 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.
This information can be found in either the: Workspace- System name > Define
Device section of the code that defines the properties for the panel, or in the Device
Addressing/Network Addresses in the Tools > NetLinx Diagnostics dialog.
7. Press the Back button to return to the Protected Setup page.
8. Press the on-screen Reboot button to save any changes and restart the panel.
IP Settings section - Configuring a Static IP Address over Ethernet
1. Select Protected Setup > System Settings located on the lower left to open the System Settings
page.
2. Locate the IP Settings section of this page.
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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.
3. Toggle the DHCP/Static field (from the IP Settings section) until the choice cycles to Static.
4. Press the IP Address field to open a Keyboard and enter the Static IP Address provided by your
System Administrator.
5. Press Done after you are finished entering the IP information.
6. Repeat the same process for the Subnet Mask and Gateway fields.
7. Press the optional Host Name field to open the Keyboard and enter the Host Name information.
8. Press Done after assigning the alpha-numeric string of the host name.
9. 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.
10. Press the Domain field to open a Keyboard, enter the resolvable domain Address provided by your
System Administrator, and press Done when complete.
11. Navigate to the Master Connection section of this page to begin configuring the communication
parameters for the target Master.
Step 2: Choose a Master Connection Mode Setting
The Master Connection section of the System Connection page uses three Ethernet MODE settings.
URL is the most common method.
Master Connection MODE options:
• URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is the address that defines the route to a file on the Web or
any other Internet facility.
In this system, the panel acts as a "Client" and the Master acts as a Server (in that Clients attach
to it).
• LISTEN sets the Modero panel to "listen" for broadcasts from the Master (using the panel IP from
its URL list). In this system, the panel acts as a "Server" (in that Clients attach to it) and the Master
acts as a "Client".
• AUTO is used to instruct the Modero to search for a Master that uses the same System Number
(assigned within the Master Connection section) and resides on the same Subnet as itself. In this
case, the Master has its UDP feature enabled.
This UDP (User Datagram Protocol) is a protocol within the TCP/IP protocol suite that is used in
place of TCP when a reliable delivery is not required.
This UDP enabling is done through a Telnet session on the Master. Refer to the installation
manual for the particular NetLinx Master for more detailed information.
Step 3: Configure an Ethernet Connection Type
When using Ethernet as the selected communication method, the NetLinx Master
must first be set up with either a Static IP or DHCP Address obtained from either
NetLinx Studio or your System Administrator.
Before beginning:
1. Verify that the panel has been configured to communicate through an Ethernet cable connected from
the panel to a valid Ethernet Hub.
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Before commencing, verify that the NetLinx Master is using the latest available
version of its firmware.
2. Verify that the NetLinx Master is receiving power and is communicating via an Ethernet connection
with the PC running NetLinx Studio.
3. Verify that the green Ethernet LED on the rear Ethernet port on the Master is illuminated, indicating
a proper connection.
4. Verify that the yellow LED on the rear Ethernet port on the Master is blinking, indicating
communication with the device.
5. After the panel powers-up, press and hold the Front Setup Access button for 3 seconds to proceed
to the Setup page.
6. Select Protected Setup > System Connection (located on the lower-left) to open the System
Connection page (FIG. 24).
Obtained
from
NetLinx
Master
FIG. 24 System Connection page
Master Connection section - Virtual Master communication over Ethernet
When configuring the panel to communicate with a Virtual Master (on your PC) via
Ethernet, the Master IP/URL field must be configured to match the IP Address of the
PC. Make sure to use the Virtual System value assigned to the Virtual Master within
NetLinx Studio.
Before beginning:
1. Verify that the panel has been configured to communicate through an Ethernet cable connected from
the panel to a valid Ethernet Hub.
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. 25).
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.
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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. 25 Assigning Communication Settings and TCP/IP Settings for a Virtual 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. All other fields will be greyed
out because the Master’s UI is not being used.
7. Click the Edit Settings button on the Communications Settings dialog to open the Virtual NetLinx
Master Settings dialog (FIG. 25).
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. Power-up your panel and press and hold the grey Front Setup Access button (for 3 seconds) to
continue with the setup process and proceed to the Setup page.
13. Select Protected Setup > System Connection, located on the lower left, to open the System
Connection page (FIG. 26).
14. Press the blue Type field in the Master Connection section until the choice cycles to Ethernet.
15. 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 active AMX software applications such as NetLinx Studio,
TPD4, or IREdit.
16. Press the Master IP/URL field to open a Keyboard and enter the IP Address of the PC used as the
Virtual Master.
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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. 26 Sample System Connection page (for Virtual Master communication)
17. Click Done to accept the new value and return to the System Connection page.
18. Do not alter the Master Port Number value. This is the default value used by NetLinx.
19. Press the Back button to open the Protected Setup page.
20. Press the on-screen Reboot button to save any changes and restart the panel.
Master Connection section - NetLinx Master Ethernet IP Address - URL Mode
In this mode, enter the System Number (zero for an unknown System Number) and the IP/URL of the
Master (Master Port Number is defaulted to 1319).
1. Press the blue Type field from the Master Connection section until the choice cycles to Ethernet
(FIG. 26). Refer to the System Settings Page section on page 59 for more information about the
fields on this page.
2. Press the Mode field until the choice cycles to 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.
If the panel does not appear within the OnLine Tree tab of the Workspace window of
NetLinx Studio, check to make sure that the NetLinx Master System Number from
within the Device Addressing dialog is correctly assigned.
3. Press the Master IP/URL field to open a Keyboard and enter the Master IP Address obtained from
the Diagnostics - Networking Address dialog of the NetLinx Studio application.
4. Click Done to accept the new value and return to the System Connection page.
5. Do not alter the Master Port Number value. This is the default value used by NetLinx.
6. Enter a username and password (into their respective fields) if the target Master has been previously
secured.
7. Press the Back button to open the Protected Setup page.
8. Press the on-screen Reboot button to both save any changes and restart the panel.
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Master Connection section - NetLinx Master Ethernet IP Address - Listen Mode
In this mode, add the Modero panel IP Address into the URL List of the Master by using NetLinx Studio.
This mode sets the Modero panel to "listen" for broadcasts from the Master (using the panel IP from its
URL list).
1. Obtain either a Static IP for the Modero panel (from your System Administrator) or a DHCP
Address from the IP Settings of the System Connection page.
The DHCP/Static field, in the IP Settings section of the System Connection page, must be set
to DHCP to get Dynamic IP information for the panel.
Press the on-screen Reboot (from the Protected Setup page) to save any changes and restart
the panel.
After power-up, press the front button for 3 seconds to access the Setup page.
Navigate to the Setup > Protected Setup > System Connection page and note the newly
obtained Dynamic IP Address information from the IP Settings section. This information is
then entered into the URL List for the connected NetLinx Master.
2. Toggle the Type field until Ethernet is selected (from the Master Connection section of the System
Connection page).
3. Press the Mode field (to set the connection Mode) until the choice cycles to Listen. The System
Number and Master IP/URL fields are then greyed out.
4. Enter a username and password into their respective fields if the target Master has been previously
secured.
5. Select the OnLine Tree tab from the Workspace window.
6. Enter the System and Device number for the specific Master associated with the touch panel as seen
in the OnLine Tree tab.
7. Click Add and enter the IP Address of the Modero touch panel into the Add URL dialog.
8. Click OK to enter the IP Address and add it to the list.
9. Click Done when finished adding your panel information to the list.
10. Press the on-screen Reboot button to save any changes and restart the panel.
Master Connection section - NetLinx Master Ethernet IP Address - Auto Mode
In this mode, enter the System Number of the NetLinx Master. This mode instructs the Modero to search
for a Master that uses the same System Number (assigned within the Master Connection section) and
resides on the same Subnet as itself.
1. Toggle the blue Type field until Ethernet is selected from the Master Connection section of the
System Connection page.
2. Press the Mode field until the choice cycles to the word Auto.
3. Press the System Number field to launch a Keypad and enter the value for the system number of the
NetLinx Master. This value can be obtained from the NetLinx Studio program > OnLine Tree of
the Workspace window.
4. Do not alter the IP Settings section of the System Connection page, as these fields are not applicable
to this connection mode.
5. Enter a username and password into their respective fields if the target Master has been previously
secured.
6. Press the on-screen Reboot button to save any changes and restart the panel.
7. Press the grey Front Setup Access button for 3 seconds to open the Setup page and confirm an
active connection.
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The NetLinx Master and the Modero panel must both be on the same Subnet.
Using G4 Web Control to Interact with a G4 Panel
The G4 Web Control feature allows 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 62 for more detailed information on G4 Web control.
Verify that the NetLinx Master (ME260/64 or NI-Series) has been installed with the
latest firmware KIT file from www.amx.com. Refer to the NetLinx Master instruction
manual for more detailed information on the use of the new web-based NetLinx
Security.
1. Press the Front Setup Access button 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) and press Done when
finished.
Clearing Password #5, from the initial Password Setup page, removes the need to
enter the default password before accessing the Protected Setup page.
4. Press the G4 WebControl button to open the G4 Web Control page (FIG. 27).
FIG. 27 G4 Web Control page
5. Press the Enable/Enabled button until it toggles to Enabled (light blue color).
6. The Network Interface Select field is read-only and displays the method of communication to the
web. Verify the selection of the proper interface connection, as this field does not auto-detect the
connection type being used (see below).
Wired is used when a direct Ethernet connection is being used for communication to the web.
This is the default setting if no wireless interface card is detected or if both an Ethernet and
wireless card connection is detected by the panel.
Wireless is used when a wireless card is detected within the internal card slot. The NXD-500i
panel does not provide wireless communication, so this option is not available.
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7. Press the Web Control Name field to open the Web Name keyboard.
8. From the Web Name keyboard, enter a unique alphanumeric string to identify this panel and press
Done when finished. This information is used by the NetLinx Security Web Server to display onscreen links to the panel. The on-screen links use the IP Address of the panel and not the name for
communication (FIG. 28).
FIG. 28 Sample relationship between G4 Web Control and Mange WebControl Connections window
9. Press the Web Control Password field to open the Web Password keyboard.
10. 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. Press Done when
finished.
11. Press the Web Control Port field to open the Web Port Number keypad.
12. Within the keypad, enter a unique numeric value to be assigned to the port being used by the VNC
Web Server and press Done when finished. The default value is 5900. The remaining fields within
the G4 Web Control Settings section of this page are read-only and cannot be altered.
13. 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.
14. Press the Back button to open the Protected Setup page.
15. Press the on-screen Reboot button to save any changes and restart the panel.
Verify that the NetLinx Master’s IP Address and System Number have been properly
entered into the Master Connection section of the System Connection page.
Using the NetLinx Master to control the G4 panel
Refer to the 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:
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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. The Manage WebControl Connections page (FIG. 29) is accessed by clicking on the Manage
connections link within the Web Control section in 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.
G4 panels
Compatible
devices field
(showing G4
WebControl links)
Compression
Options
FIG. 29 Manage WebControl Connections page (populated with compatible panels)
6. Click on the G4 panel name link associated with the target panel. A secondary web browser window
appears on the screen (FIG. 30).
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 view and control the panel pages from your computer.
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FIG. 30 Web Control VNC installation and Password entry screens
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 connecting to the target panel using a different
computer.
8. In some cases, a Connection Details dialog (FIG. 31) may appear that requests a VNC Server IP
Address. This is the IP Address of the target touch panel, not the IP of the Master. Depending on the
method of communication being used, it can be found in either the:
Wired Ethernet - System Connection > IP Settings section within the IP Address field.
Wireless - Not available with the NXD-500i panel.
If this field does not appear, continue to step 9.
IP Address of touch panel
- obtained from IP Settings section of
the System Connection page
FIG. 31 Connection Details dialog
9. If a WebControl password was set up on the G4 WebControl page, a G4 Authentication Session
password dialog box appears on the screen within the secondary browser window.
10. Enter the Web Control session password into the Session Password field (FIG. 30). 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.".
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The secondary window then shows 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 is the same as an actual touch on the target G4
panel page.
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Upgrading Modero Firmware
Before beginning the Upgrade process:
Set up and configure your NetLinx Master. Refer to the particular NetLinx Master Instruction
Manual for detailed setup procedures.
Calibrate and prepare the communication pages on the panel for use. Refer to the Panel
Calibration section on page 21.
Refer to the NetLinx Studio version 2.x or higher Help file for more information on uploading
files.
Configure the panel for a direct connection. Refer to the Configuring Communication section
on page 23 for more information.
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 the
Master’s User Manual 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.
Upgrading the Firmware via the USB port
Before beginning with this section, verify your panel is both 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
mini-USB connector to the panel.
Establishing a USB connection between the PC and the panel prior to installing the
latest NetLinx Studio and TPDesign4 applications will cause a failure in the USB
driver installation.
This driver must first be saved to the PC as part of the new NetLinx Studio and
TPDesign4 application installations.
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 NXD-500i panel powers-up, press and hold the grey Front Setup Access button for 4
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 in the Master Connection section until the choice cycles to USB.
ALL fields are now greyed out and read-only, but they still display any previously
shown network information.
5. Press the Back button on the touch panel to return to the Protected Setup page.
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6. Press the on-screen Reboot button to 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 should the mini-USB connector THEN be
inserted 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 set up the Virtual Master and refresh the
System from the Online Tree. This action sends out a request to the panel to respond and
completes the communication, turning the System Connection icon green.
8. Navigate back to the System Connection page.
Step 2: Prepare NetLinx 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. 32).
IP Address of computer
(not needed as this is a direct
USB connection)
FIG. 32 Assigning Communication Settings for a Virtual Master
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 work as a NetLinx
Master.
5. Click on the Virtual Master radio box from the Transport Connection Option section to configure
the PC to communicate directly with a panel. Everything else, such as the Authentication, is greyedout because the communication is not going through the Master’s UI.
6. Click the Edit Settings button on the Communications Settings dialog to open the Virtual NetLinx
Master Settings dialog (FIG. 32).
7. From within this dialog, enter the System number (default is 1).
8. Click OK three times to close the open dialogs, save the 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.
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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 Virtual NetLinx Master (VNM) is entered into
the Master Connection section of the System Connection page and the panel is restarted.
If the G4 panel does not appear, refer to the Troubleshooting section on page 131 for
more information.
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 that the direct USB connection (Type-A on the panel to mini-USB on the panel) is configured
properly using the steps outlined in the previous two sections.
2. 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. 33) to
view the devices on the Virtual System. The default System value is one.
3. Right-click on the System entry (FIG. 33) 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.
Showing the Virtual Master
firmware version and
device number
Shows NetLinx Studio
version number
Showing the current Modero
panel firmware version and
device number
FIG. 33 NetLinx Workspace window (showing the panel connection via a Virtual NetLinx Master)
The panel 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.
4. If the panel firmware being used is not current, download the latest Kit file by first logging in to
www.amx.com and then navigate to Tech Center > Firmware Files and from within the Modero
section of the web page locate your Modero panel.
5. 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.
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6. From within Studio, select Tools > Firmware Transfers > Send to NetLinx Device from the Main
menu to open the Send to NetLinx Device dialog (B in FIG. 34). 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. 34).
A
B
FIG. 34 Using USB for a Virtual Master transfer
7. Select the panel’s Kit file from the Files section.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Click Send to begin the transfer. The file transfer progress is indicated on the bottom-right of the
dialog (B in FIG. 34).
11. As the panel is rebooting, temporarily unplug the USB connector on the panel until the panel has
completely restarted.
12. Once the first panel page has been displayed, reconnect the USB connector to the panel.
13. 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.
14. Confirm that the panel has been properly updated to the correct firmware version.
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Setup Pages and Descriptions
This section describes the Setup and Protected Settings pages and their specific functional elements.
Setup Navigation Buttons
These Setup Navigation Buttons (FIG. 35) appear on the left of the panel screen when the Setup page is
currently active.
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 to alter the time and
date settings on the Master.
Press the Audio Adjustments button to access the Audio Settings page to
alter the audio parameters on the Modero panel.
FIG. 35 Setup Navigation Buttons
Protected Setup
This button opens the Protected Setup page which centers around the properties used by the panel to
communicate with the NetLinx Master. Refer to both the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section on
page 56 and the Protected Setup section on page 47 for more detailed information.
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Setup Pages and Descriptions
Setup Page
This page (FIG. 36) centers around basic Modero panel properties, such as the Connection Status of the
panel, Display Timeout, Inactivity Page Flip Time, Inactivity page file, and the Panel Brightness.
Connection Status
Red Connection Status icon indicates no connection
to a Master
Green Connection Status icon indicates communication
to a Master
FIG. 36 Setup page
The elements of the Setup page are described below:
Setup Page Elements
Exit:
Returns to the Main touch panel page. In this case, the previous page is the
default Main page.
Connection Status icon:
This visual display of the connection status allows the user to have a current
update of the panel’s connection status regardless of what page is currently
active.
• A Lock only appears on the icon if the panel has established a connection
with a currently secured target Master (requiring a username and password).
Connection Status:
Displays whether the panel is communicating externally, the encryption status
of the communicating Master, what connection type is being used (Ethernet or
USB), and of what System the panel is a part.
This visual display of the connection status is also reflected at the upper-right of
each firmware page. This allows the user to have a current visual update of the
panel’s connection status regardless of what page is currently active.
• When a connection is established, the message displayed is either:
"Connected via Ethernet " or "Connected via USB ".
• If no connection can be established by the Modero panel, it will continue to try
and establish a connection while displaying: "Attempting via...".
• The word "Encrypted" appears only when an encrypted connection is
established with a target Master.
• The panel must be rebooted before incorporating any panel communication
changes and detecting any active Ethernet connections.
The Ethernet connection is only detected after the panel is rebooted.
Display Timeout:
Sets the length of time the panel can remain idle before activating the sleep
mode. When the device goes into sleep mode, the LCD is powered down.
• Press the UP/DN buttons to increase/decrease the time until the panel times
out. Range = 0 - 240 minutes.
• Use this button to set the timeout value to zero and disable the sleep mode.
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Setup Page Elements (Cont.)
Inactivity Page Flip
Time:
Sets the number of minutes of inactivity before the panel automatically flips to a
pre-selected touch panel page. When the device goes into this inactivity mode,
the LCD does not power down.
• Press the UP/DN buttons to increase/decrease the time the panel can remain
inactive before it flips to the preset page. Range = 0 - 240 minutes.
• Use this button to set the timeout value to zero and disable the inactivity page
flip mode.
• 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.
• The on-screen bargraph can be dragged to adjust the Brightness level which
is then reflected as a corresponding numeric value within the Panel
Brightness field.
• The Auto Brightness button, when selected, will cause the panel to dim as
the light level decreases, in order to reflect the brightness level of the room. If
the panel is touched, the backlight will temporarily brighten the panel more
than the previously selected level.
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Information
Pressing and holding the Information button provides a menu to select either the Panel Information
page or the Panel Information page. Select either option to access that page.
Panel Information Page
The Project Information page displays the TPDesign4 (TPD4) project file properties currently loaded on
the selected Modero panel (FIG. 37). Refer to the TPDesign4 Touch Panel Program instruction manual
for more specific information on uploading TPDesign4 files to a panel.
FIG. 37 Project Information page
The elements of the Project Information page are described in the table below:
Project Information Page Elements
Back:
Returns to the previously active touch panel page.
Connection Status icon:
This visual display of the connection status allows the user to have a current
visual update of the panel’s connection status regardless of what page is
currently active.
• A Lock only appears on the icon if the panel has established a connection
with a currently secured target Master (requiring a username and password).
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.
AMX IR Ports:
Displays the AMX 38 kHz IR channel port used by the IR receiver on the panel.
• This information is pulled by the panel from AMX IR Receivers section of the
TPD4 Project Properties > IR Emitters & Receivers tab.
• For IR reception, this is the port that reports a push on for the corresponding
IR code.
• IR receivers and transmitters on G4 panels share the device address number
of the panel.
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Build Number:
Displays the build number information of the TPD4 software used to create the
project file.
Creation Date:
Displays the project creation date.
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Project Information Page Elements (Cont.)
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 (10th of second).
Job Comments:
Displays any comments associated to the job. These comments are taken from
the TPD4 project file.
Panel Information Page
The Panel Information page (FIG. 38) centers around Modero panel properties that include resolution
used, on-board memory, firmware, address/channel information, and string information.
This information is retrieved
from the Modero panel
FIG. 38 Panel Information page
The elements of the Panel Information page are as follows:
Panel Information Page Elements
Back:
Returns to the previously active touch panel page.
Connection Status icon:
This visual display of the connection status allows the user to have a current
visual update of the panel’s connection status, regardless of what page is
currently active.
• A Lock only appears on the icon if the panel has established a connection
with a currently secured target Master requiring a username and password.
Panel Type:
Displays the model of the Modero panel being used.
Firmware Version:
Displays the G4 firmware version being used by the panel.
• Verify that the panel has the latest version from www.amx.com.
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 pixel width being used to display the incoming video signal on the
Modero panel.
• The maximum available screen width on a NXD-500i panel is 800 pixels.
Screen Height:
Displays the pixel height being used to display the incoming video signal on the
Modero panel.
• The maximum available screen height on a NXD-500i panel is 480 pixels.
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Panel Information Page Elements (Cont.)
Screen Refresh Rate:
Displays the video refresh rate applied to the incoming video signal from the
panel. Default rate is 60.
Screen Rotation:
Displays the degree of rotation applied to the on-screen image.
Power Up Pages:
Displays the first touch panel page assigned for display after the device is
powered-up.
• This information is taken from the TPD4 project file.
• Most projects begin with a Main page.
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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 Flash memory available on the Modero panel.
RAM:
Displays the available RAM (or Extended Memory module) on the Modero
panel.
Panel Start Time:
Displays the last time the panel booted.
Bulb Hours:
Displays the total time that the panel has been at full brightness.
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Time & Date Settings Page
The Time & Date Settings page (FIG. 39) allows setting and alteration of the time and date information
on the NetLinx Master. If either the Time or Date is modified on this page and then updated to the Master
by pressing the Set Time button, all devices communicating to that target Master will then be updated to
reflect the new information.
Date Display
fields
Time Display
fields
Currently
selected
FIG. 39 Time and Date Settings page
The only way to modify a panel’s time, without altering the Master, is through NetLinx
code.
The elements of the Time & Date Setup page are as follows:
Time & Date Setup Page Elements
Back:
Returns to the previously active touch panel page without saving changes.
Connection Status icon:
This visual display of the connection status allows the user to have a current
visual update of the panel’s connection status regardless of what page is
currently active.
• A Lock only appears on the icon if the panel has established a connection
with a currently secured target Master (requiring a username and password).
Time Date Refresh/Set:
This section provides two options:
• The Get Time/Date button retrieves the 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 Time & Date Setup page.
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.
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Time & Date Settings Page Elements (Cont.)
Set Date/Time:
This section provides a user with both UP/DN arrow buttons to alter the
Master’s calendar date and time. The blue circle indicates which field is
currently selected.
• Select the Year field and use the UP/DN buttons to alter the year value
(range = 2000 - 2037).
• Select the Month field and use the UP/DN buttons to alter the month value
(range = 1 - 12).
• Select the Day field and use the UP/DN buttons to alter the day value
(range = 1 - 31).
• Select the Hour field and use the UP/DN buttons to alter the hour value
(24-hour military).
• Select the Minute field and use the UP/DN buttons to alter the minute value
(range = 0 - 59).
• Select the Second field and use the UP/DN buttons to alter the second value
(range = 0 - 59).
NXD-500i touch panels do not have an onboard clock. This page both receives and
sets the time and date of the NetLinx Master.
Audio Settings Page
The Audio Settings page (FIG. 40), accessed by pressing the Audio button on the Setup page, allows
adjustment of the master volume parameters and default panel sounds on the panel.
FIG. 40 Audio Settings page
The elements of the Audio Settings page are as follows:
Audio Settings Page Elements
Back:
Saves the changes and returns to the previously active touch panel page.
Connection Status icon:
This visual display of the connection status allows the user to have a current
visual update of the panel’s connection status, regardless of what page is
currently active.
• A Lock only appears on the icon if the panel has established a connection
with a currently secured target Master, requiring a username and password.
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Volume Page Elements (Cont.)
Default Panel Sounds:
Sets the panel to play various sounds.
• Activating the Button Hit button plays a default sound when touching an
active button.
• Activating the Button Miss button plays a default sound when touching 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.
Intercom Mic Level:
Allows adjustment of the current Microphone volume level being received from
the intercom.
• Use the UP/DN buttons to adjust the Microphone volume level
(range = 0 - 100).
• The Mic Out Level bargraph indicates the current Mic Out level.
Internal Sound Level:
This section allows you to adjust the current sound level on the internal panel
speaker:
• Use the UP/DN buttons to adjust the volume output on the internal speakers
(range = 0 - 100).
• The Internal Sound Level bargraph indicates the current sound level.
• The Mute button mutes the volume.
Intercom Volume:
This section allows alteration of the current intercom 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.
Supported sampling rates for WAV
The following is a listing of supported sampling rates associated for WAV files played on a NXD-500i
panel. Some WAV files currently played on other Modero panels may not work on a NXD-500i. The
supported sampling rates for WAV files are:
Supported WAV Sampling Rates
• 48000 Hz
• 16000 Hz
• 44100 Hz
• 12000 Hz
• 32000 Hz
• 11025 Hz
• 24000 Hz
• 8000 Hz
• 22050 Hz
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Protected Setup Navigation Buttons
The Protected Setup navigation buttons (FIG. 41) appear on the left of the panel screen when the
Protected Setup page is currently active.
Press to access the System Settings page to configure
communication settings for the NetLinx Master and the panel.
This button has been disabled.
Press to access the Calibration page to calibrate the panel.
Press to access the G4 Web Control page to 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 either Cache or
Passwords.
Press to access the Tools menu and select either Panel Logs, Panel Statistics,
or Connection Utility.
FIG. 41 Protected Setup Navigation Buttons
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Protected Setup Page
The Protected Setup page (FIG. 42) centers around the properties used by the panel for proper
communication with the NetLinx Master. Enter the factory default password (1988) into the password
keypad to access this page.
Provides access to the panel
firmware pages by enabling the
grey front setup access button:
- Setup page (after a 3-second
press/hold)
- Calibration page (after a 6-second
press/hold)
FIG. 42 Protected Setup page-showing default values
The elements of the Protected Setup page are described in the table below:
Protected Setup Page Elements
Back:
Saves the changes and returns to the previously active touch panel page.
Connection Status icon:
This visual display of the connection status allows the user to have a current
visual update of the panel’s connection status regardless of what page is
currently active.
• A Lock only appears on the icon if the panel has established a connection
with a currently secured target Master, requiring a username and password.
Device ID:
Number: Opens a keypad that is used to set and display the current device
number.
Name: Opens a keypad that is used to set and display the current device
name.
Options:
Allows selection of various touch panel features:
• The Function Show button enables the display of the channel port and
channel code in the top left corner of the button, the level port and level code
in the bottom left corner, and the address port and address code in the
bottom right corner (see FIG. 44 for an example of the function locations).
• Use the Page Tracking button to toggle page tracking. When enabled, the
touch panel sends page data back to the NetLinx Master, or vice versa
depending on the touch panel settings.
• Use the Telnet button to enable or disable the telnet server on the panel. This
feature focuses on direct telnet communication to the panel.
• Use the Front Button Setup Access button to activate the grey Front Setup
Access button (located below the LCD) to access the firmware pages.
- Default condition is On.
- Press and hold this grey button for 3 seconds to access the Setup page.
- Press and hold this grey button for 6 seconds to access the Calibration
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Protected Setup Page Elements (Cont.)
System Recovery:
Either resets the touch panel to factory default settings and/or wipes out all
existing touch panel pages:
• The Reset System Settings button allows a user to wipe out all current
configuration parameters on the touch panel (such as IP Addresses, Device
Number assignments, Passwords, and other presets).
- Pressing this button launches a Confirmation dialog (FIG. 43) which asks
you to confirm your selection.
- This dialog is configured with a delay timer that does not enable the YES
button for 5 seconds. This delay provides an additional amount of time for
the user to confirm their decision.
• The Remove User Pages button allows the removal of all current TPD4
touch panel pages currently on the panel (including the pre-installed AMX
Demo pages).
- Pressing this button launches a Confirmation dialog (FIG. 43) which asks
to confirm your selection.
- This dialog is configured with a delay timer that does not enable the YES
button for 5 seconds. This delay provides an additional amount of time for
the user to confirm their decision.
Reboot/Shutdown Panel:
Reboot: Pressing this button causes the panel to restart after saving any
changes.
Shutdown: Pressing this button causes the panel to shut down after saving
any changes.
This dialog has a wait time of 5 seconds
before the YES option is enabled.
FIG. 43 Protected Setup page-System Recovery confirmation dialog
Channel Code
Number
Channel Port
Channel Code
Number
Channel Port
3,132
Level Port
Channel Code
Number
Address
Port
Button
2,8
7,10
3,50
Address Code
Number
Slider
Level Port
Channel Code
Number
4,9
Address
Port
1,8
Address Code
Number
FIG. 44 Button/slider Function Show example
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System Settings Page
The System Settings page (FIG. 45) sets the Secondary DNS Address information with its corresponding
IP communication parameters, NetLinx Master communication settings, and reads the device number
assigned to the Modero panel.
IP Settings section
Master Connection section
(NetLinx Master properties)
Master Connection features are not
saved until the panel is rebooted
Red fields are user-editable
Blue fields cycle through choices
Grey fields are read-only
FIG. 45 System Settings page showing default values (reads and assigns values to the panel and Master)
The elements of the System Settings page are as follows:
System Settings Page Elements
Back:
Saves the changes and returns to the previously active touch panel page.
Connection Status icon:
This visual display of the connection status allows the user to have a current
visual update of the panel’s connection status, regardless of what page is
currently active.
• A Lock only appears on the icon if the panel has established a connection
with a currently secured target Master, which requires a username and
password.
IP Settings:
DHCP/Static
Sets the panel to either DHCP or Static communication modes.
• DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) assigns IP Addresses from
client stations logging onto a TCP/IP network via a DHCP server.
• Static IP is a permanent IP Address that is assigned to a node in a TCP/IP
network.
IP Address
Sets the secondary IP Address assigned to the panel.
Subnet Mask
Sets a subnetwork address to the panel.
• Subnetwork mask is the technique used by the IP protocol to filter messages
into a particular network segment (Subnet).
Gateway
Sets a gateway value to the panel.
• Gateway is a computer that either performs protocol conversion between
different types of networks/applications or acts as a go-between two or more
networks that use the same protocols.
Host Name
Sets the host name of the panel.
Primary DNS
Sets the address of the primary DNS server used for host name lookups.
• DNS (Domain Name System) is software that lets users locate computers on
a local network or the Internet (TCP/IP network) by host and domain. The
DNS server maintains a database of host names for its domain and their
corresponding IP Addresses.
Secondary DNS
Sets a secondary DNS value to the panel.
Domain
Sets the unique name on the Internet to the panel for DNS look-up.
• The panel belongs to the DNS domain.
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System Connection Page Elements (Cont.)
IP Settings: (Cont.)
Ethernet Mode
Sets the speed of the Ethernet connection to the panel.
• Choices are: Auto, 10 Half Duplex, 10 Full Duplex, 100 Half Duplex, or
100 Full Duplex.
MAC Address
Master Connection:
Type
Displays a read-only field that is factory set by AMX for the built-in Ethernet
interface.
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. 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
USB port.
Mode
Cycles between the different 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 because the panel obtains this
information from the communicating Master.
• Listen - In this mode, add the Modero 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 red-only.
• Auto - In this mode, enter the System Number and a username/password (if
applicable). This mode is used when both the panel and the NetLinx Master
are on the same Subnet and the Master has its UDP feature enabled.
- 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
Enters the port number used with the NetLinx Master.
• Default value is 1319. (ETHERNET Only - disabled when USB is selected)
Username/Password
If the target Master has been previously secured, enter the alphanumeric string
(into each field) assigned to a pre-configured user profile on the Master.
This profile should have the pre-defined level of access/configuration rights.
NDP Name
USB IP Settings:
60
Sets IP settings through the mini-USB port.
DHCP/Static
Switches between HDHCP and Static connections.
IP Address
The IP address of the device
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Calibration Page
The Calibration page (FIG. 46) allows you to calibrate the touch panel for maximum sensitivity.
Press and hold the Front Setup Access button for 6 seconds to access the Calibration page.
Press the crosshairs to calibrate the panel and return to the last active firmware page.
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. 46 Calibration page (actually 3 separate screens)
If the calibration was improperly set and the Calibration page cannot be
reached through the panel’s firmware, this firmware page may be accessed via
G4 Web Control. Navigate to the Protected Setup page and press the Calibrate
button through the VNC window. This action causes the panel to go to the Calibration
page seen above, where the touch panel may be physically recalibrated again using
the above procedures.
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G4 Web Control Page
The G4 Web Control page (FIG. 47) centers around enabling and disabling both the display and control
of your panel (via the web). An external PC running a VNC client, installed during the initial
communication to the G4 panel, makes this possible.
FIG. 47 G4 Web Control page
Each panel supports the open standard Virtual Network Computing (VNC) interface. These panels
contain a VNC server that allows them to accept a connection from any other device running a VNC
client. Once a connection is established to that target device, the client can control the touch panel
remotely. The elements of the G4 Web Control page are as follows:
G4 Web Control Page Elements
Back:
Saves the changes and returns to the previously active touch panel page.
Connection Status icon:
This visual display of the connection status allows the user to have a current
visual update of the panel’s connection status regardless of what page is
currently active.
• A Lock only appears on the icon if the panel has established a connection
with a currently secured target Master (requiring a username and password).
G4 Web Control Settings:
Sets the IP communication values for the touch panel and contains:
Enable/Enabled
• The Enable/Enabled button allows you to toggle between the two G4
activation settings:
- Enable - deactivates the G4 Web Control feature on the panel.
- Enabled - activates the G4 Web Control feature on the panel and allows
an external PC running a VNC client to access the panel after the
remaining fields are configured.
Network Interface Select
Displays the detected method of communication to the web:
• Wired is used when a direct Ethernet connection is being used for
communication to the web. This is a default setting.
Web Control Name
Allows entry of a unique alphanumeric string used as the display name of the
panel within the Manage WebControl Connections window of the new NetLinx
Security browser window.
• This Web Control tab displays a G4 icon alongside the link to the Web Control
Name given to this panel (FIG. 48).
Web Control Password
Allows entry of the G4 Authentication session password associated for VNC
web access of this panel.
Web Control Port
Allows entry of the VNC Web Server’s port value.
• Default value is 5900.
Maximum Number of
Connections
This read-only field displays the maximum number of users that can be
simultaneously connected to the target panel via the Web.
• Default value is 1.
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G4 Web Control Page Elements (Cont.)
G4 Web Control Settings
(Cont.):
Current Connection Count
G4 Web Control Timeout:
This read-only field displays the current number of users connected to the
target panel via the Web. This value cannot exceed the Maximum number field.
Sets the length of time (in minutes) the panel can remain idle (no cursor
movements) before the session is closed and the user is disconnected.
• Minimum value = 0 minutes (panel never times-out)
• Maximum value = 240 minutes (panel times-out after 240 minutes/4hours)
FIG. 48 Sample relationship between G4 Web Control and Mange WebControl Connections window
Refer to the Using G4 Web Control to Interact with a G4 Panel section on page 37 for more detailed
instructions on how to use the G4 Web Control page with the new web-based NetLinx Security
application.
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Other Settings
Holding down the Other Settings button provides a menu to select the Image Caching page, the
Password Settings page, or the Sensor Settings page. Select either option to access that page.
Cache Settings Page
The Cache Settings page (FIG. 49) 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 both static and dynamic images 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 actually be moved to Flash, since retrieving images
on Flash is typically faster than across a network, although it is slower than using a 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.
FIG. 49 Cache Settings Page
The elements of this page are as follows:
Cache 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.
Image Cache Settings:
Flash Cache Size
64
Allocates Flash memory for image caching.
Press the Up and Down arrows to add and remove flash memory. Flash
memory allocation cannot exceed the amount of Flash memory on the panel.
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Cache Settings Page Elements (Cont.)
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:
RAM Max Size
The status of the memory available versus in use.
The maximum amount of memory available for all image caching.
RAM Current Size
The memory 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
# 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.
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 is illuminated when enabled.
Flash memory may be allocated for image caching, but RAM cache is always 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.
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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:
1. 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.
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Password Settings Page
The options on the Password Settings page allow you to assign the passwords required for users to access
the Protected Setup page (FIG. 50).
FIG. 50 Password Settings page
Features on this page include:
Password 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.
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.
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Sensor Setup
The Sensor Setup page (FIG. 51) allows adjustment of the Light and Motion Sensor parameters on a
Modero touch panel.
FIG. 51 Sensor Setup page
The elements of the Sensor Setup page are described in the table below:
Sensor Setup Page Elements
Back:
Saves the changes and returns you to the previously active touch panel page.
Connection Status icon:
This visual display of the connection status allows the user to have a current
visual update of the panel’s connection status regardless of the page that is
currently active.
• A Lock only appears on the icon if the panel has established a connection
with a currently secured target Master requiring a username and password.
Light:
The Light bargraph displays a vertical bargraph indicating the light level
detected by the on-board photo-sensor.
Light Sensor:
Allows the user to review the Modero panel light sensor port and channel
settings:
• The Sensor Level field indicates the level used to report the light sensor level
back to the NetLinx Master (set in TPD4) (read-only).
• The Sensor Level Port field indicates the port used to report the light sensor
level back to the NetLinx Master (set in TPD4) (read-only).
• The Sensor Channel field indicates the level used to report the sensor
channel back to the NetLinx Master (set in TPD4). It is On when below the
Light Sensor threshold level (read-only).
• The Sensor Channel Port field indicates the port used to report the sensor
channel back to the NetLinx Master (set in TPD4) (read-only).
Motion Sensor:
Provides the following fields:
• The Motion Detection field displays a reactive button that changes color
(illuminates) when motion is detected by the Modero panel’s front motion
sensor.
• The Motion Sensor Port field indicates the port used to report the motion
sensor channel back to the NetLinx Master (set in TPD4) (read-only).
• The Motion Sensor Channel field indicates the channel used to report the
motion sensor channel back to the NetLinx Master (set in TPD4) (read-only).
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Sensor Setup Page Elements (Cont.)
Wake On Motion:
The Wake Panel Sensitivity relates to the sensitivity of the motion sensor to
detect motion and wake the panel accordingly.
• Toggle the Enable/Enabled button to either active/inactive this feature:
- Enable - activates this feature. Activating this feature reactivates the panel
from a panel timeout (sleep) mode.
- Enabled - (illuminated when selected) deactivates this feature and makes
the panel use the specified Display Timeout value set on the Setup Page.
• Use the Wake Panel UP/DN buttons to alter the sensitivity value.
- Range = 0 - 100.
• The horizontal WAKE PANEL SENSITIVITY bargraph indicates the current
motion sensitivity value associated with waking the panel from a timeout.
Motion:
The Motion bargraph displays a vertical bargraph indicating the current value of
the motion detected by the on-board motion detector.
Making the most of the Light bargraph
By setting a certain minimum or maximum amount of light to be received by the device, the Light
bargraph may be used to trigger particular commands in NetLinx. The red line on the Light Sensor
bargraph is the threshold level. It is used to determine the level of light at which to activate the Light
Sensor Channel. The channel is activated when the light level is below the threshold and deactivated
when above the threshold. For more information, refer to the Programming section on page 77.
Making the most of the Motion Sensor feature
The motion sensor works by detecting the heat of objects passing by the front of the touch panel.
Because of this, the sensor works best when detecting lateral movement, such as when a person walks in
front of the touch panel from left to right. This appears in the Motion Sensor bar based on the signal
strength: a hand waved directly in front of the motion sensor is going to produce a stronger signal than a
person walking by at the outer range of the sensor. The sensitivity may be modified by environmental
conditions, such as increased body heat or outside heat sources such as sunbeams or heater vents. To set
the Motion Sensor to best effect:
1. Ascertain the intended sensitivity of the Motion Sensor. For instance, check to see if commands are
to be initiated by someone walking past the touch panel, if someone enters the room at the edge of
the touch panel’s range, or if someone specifically reaches for the panel’s face.
2. Open the Sensor Setup page (FIG. 51) from the Protected Setup menu section.
3. Watch the movement of the Motion Sensor bar while holding perfectly still. This allows tracking of
other factors that might affect the Motion Sensor, such as air conditioner vents or moving curtains.
4. Copy the movement intended to set off the Sensor while watching the Motion Sensor bar, such as
walking past the device. In particular, watch for the spikes in the bar where the sensor picked up the
most movement.
5. Set the Motion Sensor bar to the desired sensitivity, making sure that it is located below the spikes
previously noted. If the bar is set above the level of the spikes, the Motion Sensor may never be set
off by that level of motion.
6. Repeat the movement and check to see if the movement exceeds the bar setting. Adjust the bar as
necessary to set the desired sensitivity.
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Tools
The Tools button provides a menu to select either the Panel Logs Page section on page 71, the Panel
Statistics Page section on page 72, or the Connection Utility Page section on page 74. Select any of the
options to access that page.
FIG. 52 Tools menu
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Panel Logs Page
The options on the Panel Logs page allows viewing and tracking of the connection history for the panel
(FIG. 53).
FIG. 53 Panel Logs page
Features on this page are as follows:
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.
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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 and confirm your selection.
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, and Ethernet connection statistics (FIG. 54).
FIG. 54 Panel Statistics page
Features on this page are as follows:
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.
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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
Since the NXD-500i does not have wireless capability, this field is disabled.
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 the selection.
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Connection Utility Page
The options on the Connection Utility page allows the panel to be used as a site survey tool. While in this
page, move around the wireless network coverage area to check for any weak points within the spaces
between the WAPs (FIG. 55).
FIG. 55 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 if the immediate area is 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.
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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.
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Using the Connection Utility
1. Press the Tools button in the Protected Setup Navigation Buttons section to open the Tools menu.
2. Within the Tools menu, press the Connection Utility button to launch the Connection Utility popup.
3. Move the panel within the network. The Connection Information notes the IP of the connected
master and the IP of the panel. The Connection Statistics show the current quality of the panel
connection.
4. Push Close when finished using the site survey tool.
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Programming
The NXD-500i may be programmed, 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 that you are using the latest NetLinx Master and Modero firmware, and verify
that 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’.
@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’.
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@DPG
Syntax:
Delete a specific
popup page from
specified popup
group if it exists.
Variable:
"'@DPG-<popup page name>;<popup group name>'"
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
popup group name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup group.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@DPG-Popup1;Group1'"
Deletes the popup page ’Popup1’ from the popup group ’Group1’.
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
"'@PDR-<popup page name>;<reset flag>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
On.
reset flag = 1 = Enable reset flag
0 = Disable reset flag
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PDR-Popup1;1'"
Popup1 will return to its default location when turned On.
@PHE
Syntax:
"'@PHE-<popup page name>;<hide effect name>'"
Set the hide effect
for the specified
Variable:
popup page to the
named hide effect. popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
On.
hide effect name = Refers to the popup effect names being used.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PHE-Popup1;Slide to Left'"
Sets the Popup1 hide effect name to ’Slide to Left’.
Only 1 coordinate is ever needed for an effect; however, the command will specify both.
Set the hide effect This command sets the location at which the effect will end at.
position.
Syntax:
@PHP
"'@PHP-<popup page name>;<x coordinate>,<y coordinate>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PHP-Popup1;75,0'"
Sets the Popup1 hide effect x-coordinate value to 75 and the y-coordinate value to 0.
@PHT
Syntax:
"'@PHT-<popup page name>;<hide effect time>'"
Set the hide effect
time for the
Variable:
specified popup
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
page.
On.
hide effect time = Given in 1/10ths of a second.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PHT-Popup1;50'"
Sets the Popup1 hide effect time to 5 seconds.
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@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'"
Deactivates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the Main page.
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPF-Popup1'"
Deactivates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the current page.
@PPG
Toggle a specific
popup page on
either a specified
page or the
current page.
If the page name is empty, the current page is used (see example 2). Toggling refers to the
activating/deactivating (On/Off) of a popup page. This command works in the same way
as the ’Toggle Popup’ command in TPDesign4.
Syntax:
"'@PPG-<popup page name>;<page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPG-Popup1;Main'"
Toggles the popup page ’Popup1’ on the ’Main’ page from one state to another (On/Off).
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPG-Popup1'"
Toggles the popup page ’Popup1’ on the current page from one state to another (On/Off).
@PPK
Kill a specific
popup page from
all pages.
Kill refers to the deactivating (Off) of a popup window from all pages. If the pop-up page is
part of a group, the whole group is deactivated. This command works in the same way as
the 'Clear Group' command in TPDesign 4.
Syntax:
"'@PPK-<popup page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPK-Popup1'"
Kills the popup page ’Popup1’ on all pages.
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@PPM
Set the modality
of a specific
popup page to
Modal or
NonModal.
A Modal popup page, when active, only allows use of 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, the popup page will clear the timeout.
Set a specific
popup page to
timeout within a
specified time.
Syntax:
"'@PPT-<popup page name>;<timeout>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
timeout = Timeout duration in 1/10ths of a second.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPT-Popup1;30'"
Sets the popup page ’Popup1’ to timeout within 3 seconds.
@PPX
This command works in the same way as the 'Clear All' command in TPDesign 4.
Close all popups
on all pages.
Syntax:
"'@PPX'"
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PPX'"
Close all popups on all pages.
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@PSE
Set the show
effect for the
specified popup
page to the
named show
effect.
Syntax:
"'@PSE-<popup page name>;<show effect name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
On.
show effect name = Refers to the popup effect name being used.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PSE-Popup1;Slide from Left'"
Sets the Popup1 show effect name to ’Slide from Left’.
@PSP
Set the show
effect position.
Only 1 coordinate is ever needed for an effect; however, the command will specify both.
This command sets the location at which the effect will begin 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
Set the show
effect time for the
specified popup
page.
Syntax:
"'@PST-<popup page name>;<show effect time>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed
On.
show effect time = Given in 1/10ths of a second.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'@PST-Popup1;50'"
Sets the Popup1 show effect time to 5 seconds.
PAGE
Flip to a specified
page.
Flips to a page with a specified page name. If the page is currently active, it will not redraw
the page.
Syntax:
"'PAGE-<page name>'"
Variable:
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PAGE-Page1'"
Flips to page1.
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PPOF
Deactivate a
specific popup
page on either a
specified page or
the current page.
If the page name is empty, the current page is used (see example 2). If the popup page is
part of a group, the whole group is deactivated. This command works in the same way as
the ’Hide Popup’ command in TPDesign4.
Syntax:
"'PPOF-<popup page name>;<page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPOF-Popup1;Main'"
Deactivates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the Main page.
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPOF-Popup1'"
Deactivates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the current page.
PPOG
Toggle a specific
popup page on
either a specified
page or the
current page.
If the page name is empty, the current page is used (see example 2). Toggling refers to the
activating/deactivating (On/Off) of a popup page. This command works in the same way
as the ’Toggle Popup’ command in TPDesign4.
Syntax:
"'PPOG-<popup page name>;<page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPOG-Popup1;Main'"
Toggles the popup page ’Popup1’ on the Main page from one state to another (On/Off).
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPOG-Popup1'"
Toggles the popup page ’Popup1’ on the current page from one state to another (On/Off).
PPON
Activate a
specific popup
page to launch on
either a specified
page or the
current page.
If the page name is empty, the current page is used (see example 2). If the popup page is
already On, do not re-draw it. This command works in the same way as the ’Show Popup’
command in TPDesign4.
Syntax:
"'PPON-<popup page name>;<page name>'"
Variable:
popup page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the popup page.
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Name of the page the popup is displayed On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPON-Popup1; Main'"
Activates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the Main page.
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'PPON-Popup1'"
Activates the popup page ’Popup1’ on the current page.
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Programming Numbers 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 and 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
255
0
0
Very Light Red
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
36
Very Light Cyan
0
255
255
37
Light Cyan
0
223
223
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RGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors (Cont.)
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Index No. Name
Red
Green
Blue
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
153
80
Grey8
119
119
119
81
Grey10
85
85
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Index No. Name
Red
Green
Blue
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Grey12
51
51
51
83
Grey13
34
34
34
84
Grey2
221
221
221
85
Grey11
68
68
68
86
Grey14
17
17
17
87
Black
0
0
0
255
TRANSPARENT
99
53
99
Font styles and ID numbers
Font styles can be used to program the text fonts on buttons, sliders, and pages. The following chart
shows the default font type and their respective ID numbers generated by TPDesign4.
Default Font Styles and ID Numbers
Font ID #
Font type
Size
Font ID #
Font type
Size
1
Courier New
9
19
Arial
9
2
Courier New
12
20
Arial
10
3
Courier New
18
21
Arial
12
4
Courier New
26
22
Arial
14
5
Courier New
32
23
Arial
16
6
Courier New
18
24
Arial
18
7
Courier New
26
25
Arial
20
8
Courier New
34
26
Arial
24
9
AMX Bold
14
27
Arial
36
10
AMX Bold
20
28
Arial Bold
10
11
AMX Bold
36
29
Arial Bold
8
32 - Variable Fonts start at 32.
Fonts must be imported into a TPDesign4 project file. The font ID numbers are
assigned by TPDesign4. These values are also listed in the Generate
Programmer’s Report.
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Border styles and Programming numbers
Border styles may be used to program borders on buttons, sliders, and popup pages.
Border Styles and Programming Numbers
No.
Border styles
No.
Border styles
0-1
No border
10-11
Picture frame
2
Single line
12
Double line
3
Double line
20
Bevel-S
4
Quad line
21
Bevel-M
5-6
Circle 15
22-23
Circle 15
7
Single line
24-27
Neon inactive-S
8
Double line
40-41
Diamond 55
9
Quad line
The TPDesign4 Touch Panel Design program has pre-set border styles that are user-selectable.
The following number values may not be used for programming purposes when changing border styles.
TPD4 border styles may ONLY be changed by using the name.
TPD4 Border Styles by Name
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No.
Border styles
No.
Border styles
1
None
27
Cursor Bottom
2
AMX Elite -L
28
Cursor Bottom with Hole
3
AMX Elite -M
29
Cursor Top
4
AMX Elite -S
30
Cursor Top with Hole
5
Bevel -L
31
Cursor Left
6
Bevel -M
32
Cursor Left with Hole
7
Bevel -S
33
Cursor Right
8
Circle 15
34
Cursor Right with Hole
9
Circle 25
35
Custom Frame
10
Circle 35
36
Diamond 15
11
Circle 45
37
Diamond 25
12
Circle 55
38
Diamond 35
13
Circle 65
39
Diamond 45
14
Circle 75
40
Diamond 55
15
Circle 85
41
Diamond 65
16
Circle 95
42
Diamond 75
17
Circle 105
43
Diamond 85
18
Circle 115
44
Diamond 95
19
Circle 125
45
Diamond 105
20
Circle 135
46
Diamond 115
21
Circle 145
47
Diamond 125
22
Circle 155
48
Diamond 135
23
Circle 165
49
Diamond 145
24
Circle 175
50
Diamond 155
25
Circle 185
51
Diamond 165
26
Circle 195
52
Diamond 175
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TPD4 Border Styles by Name (Cont.)
No.
Border styles
No.
Border styles
53
Diamond 185
97
Menu Bottom Rounded 185
54
Diamond 195
98
Menu Bottom Rounded 195
55
Double Bevel -L
99
Menu Top Rounded 15
56
Double Bevel -M
100
Menu Top Rounded 25
57
Double Bevel -S
101
Menu Top Rounded 35
58
Double Line
102
Menu Top Rounded 45
59
Fuzzy
103
Menu Top Rounded 55
60
Glow-L
104
Menu Top Rounded 65
61
Glow-S
105
Menu Top Rounded 75
62
Help Down
106
Menu Top Rounded 85
63
Neon Active -L
107
Menu Top Rounded 95
64
Neon Active -S
108
Menu Top Rounded 105
65
Neon Inactive -L
109
Menu Top Rounded 115
66
Neon Inactive -S
110
Menu Top Rounded 125
67
Oval H 60x30
111
Menu Top Rounded 135
68
Oval H 100x50
112
Menu Top Rounded 145
69
Oval H 150x75
113
Menu Top Rounded 155
70
Oval H 200x100
114
Menu Top Rounded 165
71
Oval V 30x60
115
Menu Top Rounded 175
72
Oval V 50x100
116
Menu Top Rounded 185
73
Oval V 75x150
117
Menu Top Rounded 195
74
Oval V 100x200
118
Menu Right Rounded 15
75
Picture Frame
119
Menu Right Rounded 25
76
Quad Line
120
Menu Right Rounded 35
77
Single Line
121
Menu Right Rounded 45
78
Windows Style Popup
122
Menu Right Rounded 55
79
Windows Style Popup (Status Bar)
123
Menu Right Rounded 65
80
Menu Bottom Rounded 15
124
Menu Right Rounded 75
81
Menu Bottom Rounded 25
125
Menu Right Rounded 85
82
Menu Bottom Rounded 35
126
Menu Right Rounded 95
83
Menu Bottom Rounded 45
127
Menu Right Rounded 105
84
Menu Bottom Rounded 55
128
Menu Right Rounded 115
85
Menu Bottom Rounded 65
129
Menu Right Rounded 125
86
Menu Bottom Rounded 75
130
Menu Right Rounded 135
87
Menu Bottom Rounded 85
131
Menu Right Rounded 145
88
Menu Bottom Rounded 95
132
Menu Right Rounded 155
89
Menu Bottom Rounded 105
133
Menu Right Rounded 165
90
Menu Bottom Rounded 115
134
Menu Right Rounded 175
91
Menu Bottom Rounded 125
135
Menu Right Rounded 185
92
Menu Bottom Rounded 135
136
Menu Right Rounded 195
93
Menu Bottom Rounded 145
137
Menu Left Rounded 15
94
Menu Bottom Rounded 155
138
Menu Left Rounded 25
95
Menu Bottom Rounded 165
139
Menu Left Rounded 35
96
Menu Bottom Rounded 175
140
Menu Left Rounded 45
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TPD4 Border Styles by Name (Cont.)
No.
Border styles
No.
Border styles
141
Menu Left Rounded 55
149
Menu Left Rounded 135
142
Menu Left Rounded 65
150
Menu Left Rounded 145
143
Menu Left Rounded 75
151
Menu Left Rounded 155
144
Menu Left Rounded 85
152
Menu Left Rounded 165
145
Menu Left Rounded 95
153
Menu Left Rounded 175
146
Menu Left Rounded 105
154
Menu Left Rounded 185
147
Menu Left Rounded 115
155
Menu Left Rounded 195
148
Menu Left Rounded 125
Telnet Commands
These Telnet Commands are used in NetLinx Studio and are case insensitive.
Telnet Commands
set motion beep
Enables/disables
button beep
sound.
show sensors
Displays realtime
data from motion
and light sensors.
This will enable/disable the button beep sound when the motion sensor detects a motion
level that rises above the threshold set by the user. It is intended to be used as an aid
during motion testing.
This command is similar to the batt mon command in operation, except that it displays
realtime data related to the Motion and Light sensors. Sensor data is displayed as
scrolling text at the rate of 200 ms (default). The loop interval is optional and is in units of
"100 milliseconds", e.g., interval = 2 results in a loop interval of 200 ms (5 hz). See table
below for an example of the output. The following is a description of data items that are
displayed:
Motion - level: The level of motion detected by the sensor.
Motion - threshold: The threshold set by the user for activating the Channel.
Light - lux: The amount of lux observed by the light sensor.
Light - avg: The average logarithmic value of lux (avg log(lux)).
Light - BL lvl: The current backlight level (brightness).
Light - BL abs: The backlight level determined by the auto-brightness feature (absolute).
This value is a measure of the light sensor calibration. At full brightness (when "BL lvl" =
100), this value should also equal 100.
Light - threshold: The light threshold set by the user. When "BL lvl" falls below the
threshold the channel is activated with a "push" or "on". Above threshold is "release" or
"off".
cal light
Initiates light
sensor calibration
routine.
This command will initiate a light sensor calibration routine. This routine takes 30 seconds
to complete. There is currently no indication that the command is complete. During this
routine, the firmware will record the maximum light value detected and use this value as
the normal light level in which the panel will be operating. This will enable the panel's
"auto-brightness" feature to operate correctly.
Be sure to move away from the front of the panel during the light calibration to allow the
light sensor to "see" maximum brightness. Also, the panel should be positioned (installed)
and operating in the expected light conditions that the panel will be expected to be used.
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"^" Button Commands
These Button Commands are used in NetLinx Studio and are case insensitive.
All commands that begin with "^" have the capability of assigning a variable text address range and
button state range. A device must first be defined in the NetLinx programming language with values
for the Device: Port : System (in all programming examples - Panel is used in place of these values).
Variable text ranges allow you to target 1 or more variable text channels in a single
command.
Button State ranges allow you to target 1 or more states of a variable text button with a single
command.
"." Character is used for the 'through' notation, also the "&" character is used for the 'And'
notation.
"^" Button Commands
^ANI
Run a button
animation (in 1/10
second).
Syntax:
"'^ANI-<vt addr range>,<start state>,<end state>,<time>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
start state = Beginning of button state (0= current state).
end state = End of button state.
time = In 1/10 second intervals.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^ANI-500,1,25,100'"
Runs a button animation at text range 500 from state 1 to state 25 for 10 second.
^APF
Add page flip
action to a button
if it does not
already exist.
Syntax:
"'^APF-<vt addr range>,<page flip action>,<page name>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
page flip action =
Stan[dardPage] - Flip to standard page
Prev[iousPage] - Flip to previous page
Show[Popup] - Show Popup page
Hide[Popup] - Hide Popup page
Togg[lePopup] - Toggle popup state
ClearG[roup] - Clear popup page group from all pages
ClearP[age] - Clear all popup pages from a page with the
specified page name
ClearA[ll] - Clear all popup pages from all pages
page name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^APF-400,Stan,Main Page'"
Assigns a button to a standard page flip with page name 'Main Page'.
^BAT
Append
non-unicode text.
Syntax:
"'^BAT-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<new text>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
new text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BAT-520,1,Enter City'"
Appends the text 'Enter City' to the button’s OFF state.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BAU
Same format as ^UNI.
Append
unicode text.
Syntax:
"'^BAU-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<unicode text>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
unicode text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters. Unicode characters must be entered in Hex
format.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BAU-520,1,00770062'"
Appends Unicode text '00770062' to the button’s OFF state.
^BCB
Only if the specified border color is not the same as the current color.
Set the border
color to the
specified color.
Note: Color can be assigned by color name (without spaces), number or R,G,B value
(RRGGBB or RRGGBBAA).
Syntax:
"'^BCB-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<color value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
color value = Refer to theRGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 83 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 83.
^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 83 for more
information.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BCF-500.504&510.515,1,12'"
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BCF-500.504&510.515,1,Yellow'"
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BCF-500.504&510.515,1,#F4EC0A63''"
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BCF-500.504&510.515,1,#F4EC0A'"
Sets the Off state fill color by color number. Colors can be set by Color Numbers, Color
name, R,G,B,alpha colors (RRGGBBAA) and R, G & B colors values (RRGGBB).
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BCT
Only if the specified text color is not the same as the current color.
Set the text color
to the specified
color.
Note: Color can be assigned by color name (without spaces), number or R,G,B value
(RRGGBB or RRGGBBAA).
Syntax:
"'^BCT-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<color value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
color value = Refer to theRGB Values for all 88 Basic Colors table on page 83 for more
information.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BCT-500.504&510,1,12'"
Sets the Off state border color to 12 (Yellow). Colors can be set by Color Numbers, Color
name, R,G,B,alpha colors (RRGGBBAA) and R, G & B colors values (RRGGBB).
^BDO
Determines what order each layer of the button is drawn.
Set the button
draw order.
Syntax:
"'^BDO-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<1-5><1-5><1-5><15><1-5>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
layer assignments = Fill Layer
=1
Image Layer = 2
Icon Layer = 3
Text Layer = 4
Border Layer = 5
Note: The layer assignments are from bottom to top. The default draw order is 12345.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BDO-530,1&2,51432'"
Sets the button’s variable text 530 ON/OFF state draw order (from bottom to top) to
Border, Fill, Text, Icon, and Image.
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BDO-1,0,12345'"
Sets all states of a button back to its default drawing order.
^BFB
ONLY works on General-type buttons.
Set the feedback Syntax:
type of the button.
"'^BFB-<vt addr range>,<feedback type>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
feedback type = (None, Channel, Invert, On (Always on), Momentary, and Blink).
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BFB-500,Momentary'"
Sets the Feedback type of the button to 'Momentary'.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BIM
Syntax:
Set the input
"'^BIM-<vt addr range>,<input mask>'"
mask for the
Variable:
specified address.
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
input mask = Refer to theText Area Input Masking section on page 136 for character
types.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BIM-500,AAAAAAAAAA'"
Sets the input mask to ten ’A’ characters, that are required, to either a letter or digit
(entry is required).
^BLN
Set the number of
lines removed
equally from the
top and bottom of
a composite video
signal.
The maximum number of lines to remove is 240. A value of 0 will display the incoming
video signal unaffected. This command is used to scale non 4x3 video images into non
4x3 video buttons.
Syntax:
"'^BLN-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<number of lines>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
number of lines = 0 - 240.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BLN-500,55'"
Equally removes 55 lines from the top and 55 lines from the bottom of the video button.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BMC
Button copy
command. Copy
attributes of the
source button to
all the destination
buttons.
Note that the source is a single button state. Each state must be copied as a separate
command. The <codes> section represents what attributes will be copied. All codes are
2 char pairs that can be separated by comma, space, percent or just ran together.
Syntax:
"'^BMC-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<source
port>,<source address>,<source state>,<codes>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
source port = 1 - 100.
source address = 1 - 4000.
source state = 1 - 256.
codes: BM - Picture/Bitmap
BR - Border
CB - Border Color
CF - Fill Color
CT - Text Color
EC - Text effect color
EF - Text effect
FT - Font
IC - Icon
JB - Bitmap alignment
JI - Icon alignment
JT - Text alignment
LN - Lines of video removed
OP - Opacity
SO - Button Sound
TX - Text
VI - Video slot ID
WW - Word wrap on/off
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BMC-425,1,1,500,1,BR'"
or
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BMC-425,1,1,500,1,%BR'"
Copies the OFF state border of button with a variable text address of 500 onto the OFF
state border of button with a variable text address of 425.
Example 2:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BMC-150,1,1,315,1,%BR%FT%TX%BM%IC%CF%CT'"
Copies the OFF state border, font, Text, bitmap, icon, fill color and text color of the button
with a variable text address of 315 onto the OFF state border, font, Text, bitmap, icon, fill
color and text color of the button with a variable text address of 150.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BMF
Set any/all button
parameters by
sending
embedded codes
and data.
Syntax:
"'^BMF-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<data>'"
Variables:
variable text address char array = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
level range = 1 - 600 (level value is 1 - 65535).
data:
’%B<border style>’ = Set the border style name. See theBorder Styles and Programming
Numbers table on page 86.
’%B’,<border 0-27,40,41> = Set the borer style number. See theBorder Styles and
Programming Numbers table on page 86.
’%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 91 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 85.
’%F<font 01-08,10,11,20-29,32-xx>’ = Set the font. See theDefault Font Styles and ID
Numbers table on page 85.
’%MI<mask image>’ = Set the mask image. Refer to the ^BMI command on page 96 for
more information.
’%T<text >’ = Set the text using ASCII characters (empty is clear).
’%P<bitmap>’ = Set the picture/bitmap filename (empty is clear).
’%I’,<icon 01-9900, 0-clear>’ = Set the icon using values of 01 - 9900 (icon numbers are
assigned in the TPDesign4 Resource Manager tab - Slots section).
’%I<icon 01-9900, 0-clear>’ = Set the icon using values of 01 - 9900 (icon numbers are
assigned in the TPDesign4 Resource Manager tab - Slots section).
’%J’,<alignment of text 1-9> = As shown the following telephone keypad alignment
chart:
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Zero can be used for an absolute position
’%JT<alignment of text 0-9>’ = As shown the above telephone keypad alignment chart,
BUT the 0 (zero) is absolute and followed by ’,<left>,<top>’
’%JB<alignment of bitmap/picture 0-9>’ = As shown the above telephone keypad
alignment chart BUT the 0 (zero) is absolute and followed by ’,<left>,<top>’
’%JI<alignment of icon 0-9>’ = As shown the above telephone keypad alignment chart,
BUT the 0 (zero) is absolute and followed by ’,<left>,<top>’
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^BMF
(Cont.)
For some of these commands and values, refer to theRGB Values for all 88 Basic
Colors table on page 83.
’%CF<on fill color>’ = Set Fill Color.
’%CB<on border color>’ = Set Border Color.
’%CT<on text color>’ = Set Text Color.
’%SW<1 or 0>’ = Show/hide a button.
’%SO<sound>’ = Set the button sound.
’%EN<1 or 0>’ = Enable/disable a button.
’%WW<1 or 0>’ = Word wrap On/Off.
’%GH<bargraph hi>’ = Set the bargraph upper limit.
’%GL<bargraph low>’ = Set the bargraph lower limit.
’%GN<bargraph slider name>’ = Set the bargraph slider name/Joystick cursor name.
’%GC<bargraph slider color>’ = Set the bargraph slider color/Joystick cursor color.
’%GI<bargraph invert>’ = Set the bargraph invert/noninvert or joystick coordinate
(0,1,2,3). See the ^GIV command on page 102 for 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 101 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 107 for the
text format.
’%LN<0-240>’ = Set the lines of video being removed. See the^BLN section on page 92
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:
"'^BMP-<vt addr range>,<button states range>,<name of bitmap/
Assign a picture to
picture>'"
those buttons with
a defined address Variable:
range.
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
button states range = 1 - 256 for multi-state buttons (0 = All states, for General buttons
1 = Off state and 2 = On state).
name of bitmap/picture = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BMP-500.504&510.515,1,bitmap.png'"
Sets the OFF state picture for the buttons with variable text ranges of 500-504 & 510-515.
^BNC
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.
^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.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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.
^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 86 for more
information.
Syntax:
"'^BOR-<vt addr range>,<border style name or border value>'"
Variable:
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
border style name = Refer to the Border Styles and Programming Numbers table on
page 86.
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 86 for more information.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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.
Syntax:
Set or clear the
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).
^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 86.
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 86.
^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.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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.
^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:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'^BVN-<vt addr range>,<remote host>'"
Set the computer
control remote
Variables:
host for the
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
specified address.
remote host = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BVN-500,191.191.191.191'"
Sets the remote host to '191.191.191.191' for the specific computer control button.
^BVP
Syntax:
Set the network
"'^BVP-<vt addr range>,<network password>'"
password for the
Variable:
specified address.
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
network password = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BVP-500,PCLOCK'"
Sets the password to PCLOCK for the specific PC control button.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^BVT
Syntax:
Set the computer
"'^BVT-<vt addr range>,<network port>'"
control network
Variable:
port for the
variable text address range = 1 - 4000.
specified address.
network port = 1 - 65535.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^BVT-500,5000'"
Sets the network port to 5000.
^BWW
By default, word-wrap is Off.
Set the button
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.
^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.
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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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.
^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 85.
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.
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^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.
^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.
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^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 83.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^GSC-500,12'"
Changes the bargraph or joystick slider color to Yellow.
^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.
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^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 83.
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 108 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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"^" Button Commands (Cont.)
^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.
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Text Effect Names
The following is a listing of text effects names. This list is associated with the ^TEF command on
page 106.
Text Effects
• Glow -S
• Hard Drop Shadow 6
• Glow -M
• Hard Drop Shadow 7
• Glow -L
• Hard Drop Shadow 8
• Glow -X
• Soft Drop Shadow 1 with outline
• Outline -S
• Soft Drop Shadow 2 with outline
• Outline -M
• Soft Drop Shadow 3 with outline
• Outline -L
• Soft Drop Shadow 4 with outline
• Outline -X
• Soft Drop Shadow 5 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 1
• Soft Drop Shadow 6 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 2
• Soft Drop Shadow 7 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 3
• Soft Drop Shadow 8 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 4
• Medium Drop Shadow 1 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 5
• Medium Drop Shadow 2 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 6
• Medium Drop Shadow 3 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 7
• Medium Drop Shadow 4 with outline
• Soft Drop Shadow 8
• Medium Drop Shadow 5 with outline
• Medium Drop Shadow 1
• Medium Drop Shadow 6 with outline
• Medium Drop Shadow 2
• Medium Drop Shadow 7 with outline
• Medium Drop Shadow 3
• Medium Drop Shadow 8 with outline
• Medium Drop Shadow 4
• Hard Drop Shadow 1 with outline
• Medium Drop Shadow 5
• Hard Drop Shadow 2 with outline
• Medium Drop Shadow 6
• Hard Drop Shadow 3 with outline
• Medium Drop Shadow 7
• Hard Drop Shadow 4 with outline
• Medium Drop Shadow 8
• Hard Drop Shadow 5 with outline
• Hard Drop Shadow 1
• Hard Drop Shadow 6 with outline
• Hard Drop Shadow 2
• Hard Drop Shadow 7 with outline
• Hard Drop Shadow 3
• Hard Drop Shadow 8 with outline
• Hard Drop Shadow 4
• Hard Drop Shadow 5
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Button Query Commands
Button Query commands reply with a custom event. Each button/state combination has one custom
event. 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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Button Query Commands (Cont.)
?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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Button Query Commands (Cont.)
?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.
Syntax:
Pop up the
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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Panel Runtime Operation Commands (Cont.)
@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.
SLEEP
Force the panel
into screen saver
mode.
Syntax:
"'SLEEP'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'SLEEP'"
Forces the panel into screen saver mode.
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Panel Runtime Operation Commands (Cont.)
@SOU
Play a sound file.
Syntax:
"'@SOU-<sound name>'"
Variables:
sound name = Name of the sound file. Supported sound file formats
are: WAV & MP3.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@SOU-Music.wav'"
Plays the 'Music.wav' file.
@TKP
Present a
telephone
keypad.
Pops up the keypad icon and initializes the text string to that specified. The Prompt Text is
optional.
Syntax:
"'@TKP-<initial text>;<prompt text>'"
Variables:
initial text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
prompt text = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@TKP-999.222.1211;Enter Phone Number'"
Pops-up the Keypad and initializes the text string '999.222.1211' with prompt text 'Enter
Phone Number'.
TPAGEON
Turn On page
tracking.
This command turns On page tracking, whereby when the page or popups change, a
string is sent to the Master. This string may be captured with a CREATE_BUFFER
command for one panel and sent directly to another panel.
Syntax:
"'TPAGEON'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'TPAGEON'"
Turns On page tracking.
TPAGEOFF
Turn Off page
tracking.
Syntax:
"'TPAGEOFF'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'TPAGEOFF'"
Turns Off page tracking.
@VKB
Syntax:
Popup the virtual
keyboard.
Example:
"'@VKB'"
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@VKB'"
Pops-up the virtual keyboard.
WAKE
Force the panel
out of screen
saver mode.
Syntax:
"'WAKE'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'WAKE'"
Forces the panel out of the screen saver mode.
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Input Commands
These Send Commands are case insensitive.
Input Commands
^CAL
Put panel in
calibration mode.
Syntax:
"'^CAL'"
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^CAL'"
Puts the panel in calibration mode.
^KPS
Set the keyboard
passthru.
Syntax:
"'^KPS-<pass data>'"
Variable:
pass data:
<blank/empty> = Disables the keyboard.
0 = Pass data to G4 application (default). This can be used with VPC or text areas.
1 - 4 = Not used.
5 = Sends out data to the Master.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^KPS-5'"
Sets the keyboard passthru to the Master. Option 5 sends keystrokes directly to the
Master via the Send Output String mechanism. This process sends a virtual keystroke
command (^VKS) to the Master.
Example 2:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^KPS-0'"
Disables the keyboard passthru to the Master.
The following point defines how the parameters within this command work:
• Accepts keystrokes from any of these sources: attached USB keyboard or Virtual
keyboard.
^VKS
Send one or more
virtual key strokes
to the G4
application.
Key presses and key releases are not distinguished except in the case of CTRL, ALT, and
SHIFT.
Refer to theEmbedded Codes table on page 123 that define special characters which
can be included with the string but may not be represented by the ASCII character set.
Syntax:
"'^VKS-<string>'"
Variable:
string = Only 1 string per command/only one stroke per command.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^VKS-'8"
Sends out the keystroke 'backspace' to the G4 application.
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Embedded codes
The following is a list of G4-compatible embedded codes:
Embedded Codes
Decimal numbers Hexidecimal values
Virtual keystroke
8
($08)
Backspace
13
($0D)
Enter
27
($1B)
ESC
128
($80)
CTRL key down
129
($81)
ALT key down
130
($82)
Shift key down
131
($83)
F1
132
($84)
F2
133
($85)
F3
134
($86)
F4
135
($87)
F5
136
($88)
F6
137
($89)
F7
138
($8A)
F8
139
($8B)
F9
140
($8C)
F10
141
($8D)
F11
142
($8E)
F12
143
($8F)
Num Lock
144
($90)
Caps Lock
145
($91)
Insert
146
($92)
Delete
147
($93)
Home
148
($94)
End
149
($95)
Page Up
150
($96)
Page Down
151
($97)
Scroll Lock
152
($98)
Pause
153
($99)
Break
154
($9A)
Print Screen
155
($9B)
SYSRQ
156
($9C)
Tab
157
($9D)
Windows
158
($9E)
Menu
159
($9F)
Up Arrow
160
($A0)
Down Arrow
161
($A1)
Left Arrow
162
($A2)
Right Arrow
192
($C0)
CTRL key up
193
($C1)
ALT key up
194
($C2)
Shift key up
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Panel Setup Commands
These commands are case insensitive.
Panel Setup Commands
^MUT
Set the panel
mute state.
Syntax:
"'^MUT-<mute state>'"
Variable:
mute state= 0 = Mute Off and 1 = Mute On.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^MUT-1''"
Sets the panel’s master volume to mute.
@PWD
@PWD sets the level 1 password only.
Set the page flip
password.
Syntax:
"'@PWD-<page flip password>'"
Variables:
page flip password = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'@PWD-Main'"
Sets the page flip password to 'Main'.
^PWD
Password level is required and must be 1 - 4.
Set the page flip
password.
Syntax:
"'^PWD-<password level>,<page flip password>'"
Variables:
password level = 1 - 4.
page flip password = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND COMMAND Panel,"'^PWD-1,Main'"
Sets the page flip password on Password Level 1 to 'Main'.
@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 description of each Dynamic Image Command.
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 126.
^RFR
Syntax:
Force a refresh for
a given resource.
"'^RFR-<resource name>'"
Variable:
resource name = 1 - 50 ASCII characters.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND Panel,"'^RFR-Sports_Image'"
Forces a refresh on ’Sports_Image’.
^RMF
Modify an
existing resource.
Syntax:
"'^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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Intercom Commands
The following is a list of Intercom Commands:
Intercom Commands
Panel model name. If the panel supports intercom hardware it will respond with its model
Sets model name. name as shown in the response below. Older hardware or newer hardware that has intercom support disabled with not respond to this command.
^MODEL?
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'^MODEL?'"
Variables:
None.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND TP1,"'^MODEL?'"
Panel response string if intercom enabled:
^MODEL-MVP-8400i
^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-
^ICS-<IP>,<TX UDP port>,<RX UDP port>,<initial mode>'"
Intercom start.
Intercom start. Starts a call to the specified IP address and ports. The initial mode is either
1 (talk) or 0 (listen) or 2 (both). Please note, however, that no data packets will actually
flow until the intercom modify command is sent to the panel.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'^ICS-<IP>,<TX UDP port>,<RX UDP
port>,<initial mode>'"
Variables:
IP = IP Address of panel to connect with on an Intercom call.
TX UDP port = UDP port to transmit to.
RX UDP port = UDP port to receive from.
initial mode = 0 (listen) or 1 (talk) or 2 (handsfree). 0 is the default.
Examples:
Example of setting up a handsfree Unicast call between two panels:
SEND_COMMAND TP1,"'^ICS-192.168.0.3,9000,9002,2'"
SEND_COMMAND TP2,"'^ICS-192.168.0.4,9002,9000,2'"
Example of setting up a multicast call where the first panel is paging two other panels:
SEND_COMMAND TP1, "^ICS-239.252.1.1,9000,0,1"
SEND_COMMAND TP2, "^ICS-239.252.1.1,9000,0,0"
SEND_COMMAND TP3, "^ICS-239.252.1.1,9000,0,0"
Example of setting up a baby monitor call where the first panel is listening to the
microphone audio coming from the second panel:
SEND_COMMAND TP1,"'^ICS-192.168.0.3,9000,9002,0'"
SEND_COMMAND TP2,"'^ICS-192.168.0.4,9002,9000,1'"
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Intercom Commands (Cont.)
^ICE'
Intercom end. This terminates an intercom call/connection.
Intercom end.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'^ICE'"
Variables:
None.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND TP1,"'^ICE'"
SEND_COMMAND TP2,"'^ICE'"
Terminates an intercom call between two panels.
^ICM-TALK
Intercom modify command. For backwards compatibility, both versions are supported.
^ICM-LISTEN
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.
Intercom modify
command.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'^ICM-TALK'"
Variables:
None.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND TP1,"'^ICM-TALK'"
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Panel IR Commands
These commands are used to transmit and receive IR signals from the panel. Each panel has up to 4
transmit ports specifically defined as IR output ports. These ports are AMX 38K, AMX 455K, User 1,
and User 2.
^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 . ^IRS is needed to enable the
received AMX 38K or 455k. In some cases, both of these ports cannot be enabled at the same time.
Panel IR Commands
^IRM
Pulses the given
channel IR
Pulses the given channel IR on for onTime tenths of seconds. Delays offTime tenths of
seconds before the next IR pulse is allowed. The port for the IR is given in the command
itself.
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'^IRM-<port>,<channel>,<onTime>,<offTime>'"
Variables:
None.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND TP1,"'^IRM-<port>,<channel>,<onTime>,<offTime>'"
SEND_COMMAND TP2,"'^IRM-<port>,<channel>,<onTime>,<offTime>'"
Specifies the port number to be used.
^IRS
Enables the received AMX 38K or 455K. The RX Ir port is given in the command itself.
Enable the
received AMX
38K or 455K
Syntax:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'^IRS-<port>'"
Variables:
None.
Example:
SEND_COMMAND <DEV>,"'^IRS-<port>'"
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This section describes the solutions to possible hardware/firmware issues that could arise during the
common operation of a Modero touch panel.
Troubleshooting Information
Symptom
Solution
My USB drivers has a yellow
exclamation point and doesn’t
appear to be working.
The USB driver was incorrectly installed and should be re-installed:
• Power up the panel without the USB cable connected to the panel.
• Plug in the USB cable into the G4 panel. You should see a USB icon
show up in the System Tray.
• Double click on the icon to bring up the list of USB devices (you
should see the "AMX USB LAN LINK" device in the list).
• If the "Install Driver" dialog doesn't appear automatically, select the
"Properties" button and then the "Update Driver" button.
• When the Install Driver dialog does appear, click Next to accept all
the default prompts.
• The OS will state that the driver you are installing/updating does not
have a digital signature. This is acceptable, so agree to continue the
installation.
• After installation is complete, the exclamation point should disappear.
• During a WebControl connection to a target panel, a G4
When using G4 WebControl to
Authentication dialog will ask you to enter the assigned password for
communicate with a target panel, a
the panel before allowing access.
VNC Server dialog appears on my
screen.
• If prompted with a VNC Server dialog, enter the IP Address of the
target panel. This can be found within the Setup > Protected Setup
> System Connection page. This IP Address of the panel appears
within the IP Settings section of this page
• Enter the IP Address and click OK. When prompted with the G4
Authentication popup, enter the panel’s WebControl password.
While attempting to communicate
directly with the Virtual Master (on
the PC) via a USB connection, I
can’t get my communication icon
to turn Green.
• A Green communication icon indicates that a connection has been
established to the target Master or target Virtual Master.
• Launch NetLinx Studio and configure the Master Connection
communication settings for a Virtual Master.
• Navigate to the System connection page and toggle the Type field to
USB.
• Make sure the Type-A USB connector is securely connected to the
PC.
• Make sure the panel DOES NOT have the mini-USB connected and
then TURN OFF the panel.
• Once the panel has turned ON, THEN connect the mini-USB to the
Program Port. The USB icon should appear in the system tray. If it
doesn’t, refer to the Configuring and Using USB with a Virtual
Master section on page 25.
• The panel may need a few minutes to detect the connection to the
PC.
My Modero panel isn’t appearing
in my Workspace window.
• Verify that the System number is the same on both the NetLinx
Workspace window and the System Connection page on the Modero
panel.
• Verify that you have entered the proper NetLinx Master IP and
connection methods into the Master Connection section of the
System Connection page.
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Troubleshooting Information (Cont.)
Symptom
Solution
My Modero panel 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.
• Verify that an active Ethernet connection is attached to the rear of the
Modero before beginning these procedures.
• Select Diagnostics > Network Address from the Main menu and
verify the System number.
• If the IP Address field is still empty, give the Modero a few minutes to
negotiate a DHCP Address and try again.
My panel is not showing up in the
Virtual Master’s System list of
connected devices.
If a Virtual Master has already connected to the target panel, the G4
device retains the information of the previous Virtual Master System
number.
• Reboot the panel without plugging the USB cable into the panel.
• Configure NetLinx Studio for a Virtual Master connection. Note the
System Number used in the Edit Settings window.
• Stop communication on the Virtual Master by going to
Settings > Stop Communications.
• Click Yes to stop communication.
• 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.
• Plug-in the mini-USB cable into the corresponding port on the panel.
• 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.
My Connection Status button isn’t
blinking and it says the USB is
connecting.
"USB Connecting" is displayed when the panel tries to establish USB
communication with the PC, either within the NetLinx Studio or
TPDesign4 applications.
• Remove the USB connector from the panel and close any AMX
applications.
• Reboot the panel.
• Launch the AMX application and attempt reconnect to the panel.
• 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.
• After the panel powers-up, reconnect the USB connector to the
panel.
• Verify that you have a valid USB connection from within your System
Tray.
My on-screen mouse cursor
doesn’t appear.
• The USB connections are not detected until after the particular USB
connection plugged into the corresponding port on the panel and
power is cycled to the panel.
Calibration is not working.
• After the Modero touch panel has been updated with a new firmware
kit (downloaded to the panel through NetLinx Studio), the calibration
could need to be reset.
• Cycling power to the panel should provide a baseline calibration for
the particular touch panel. Proceed to the Calibration page and reset
the on-screen calibration.
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Troubleshooting Information (Cont.)
Symptom
Solution
Panel doesn’t respond to my
touches
• The protective cover makes calibration difficult because the user
can’t calibrate on specific crosshairs when the sheet is pressing on
the whole LCD.
• Verify that the protective laminate coating on the LCD has been
removed before beginning any calibration process.
The left border of the graphics has • On some units at some resolutions, wavy lines may appear across
a crawling, dashed line.
the entire screen. This has been seen on middle resolutions and is
referred to as the "Mid Range Fallout" problem.
• This is due to the graphics controller settings in the firmware.
• Update to the latest v2.XX.XX firmware. Visit the www.amx.com >
Tech Center > Downloadable Files > Firmware Files > Modero
panels, and then download the KIT file to your computer.
NetLinx Studio only detects one of Each Master is give a Device Address of 00000.
my connected Masters.
• Only one Master can be assigned to a particular System number.
When working 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 ME260/64 can be assigned System #1 and
the NI-4000 can then be assigned System #2 using two open
sessions of NetLinx Studio 2.
I can’t seem to connect to a
NetLinx Master using NetLinx
Studio 2.
• From the Settings > Master Comm Settings > Communication
Settings > Settings (for TCP/IP), uncheck the "Automatically Ping
the Master Controller to ensure availability" box.
• 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. Some firewalls and networks do not
allow pinging, though, and the ping will then always result in a failure.
• 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.
Note: When trying to connect to a master controller that is behind a
firewall, unchecking this option may be required. Most firewalls will not
allow ping requests to pass through for security reasons.
I have more that one Modero panel Multiple NetLinx Compatible devices (such as Modero panels) can be
associated for use with a single Master. Each Modero panel comes
connected to my System Master
with a defaulted Device Number value of 10001. When using multiple
and only one shows up.
panels, it can become very easy to overlook the need to assign
different Device Number values to each panel.
• Press and hold the grey Front Setup Access button for 3 seconds to
open the Setup page.
• Press the Protected Setup button (located on the lower-left of the
panel page), enter 1988 into the on-screen Keypad’s password field,
and press Done when finished.
• Enter a Device Number value for the panel into the Device Number
Keypad. The default is 10001 and the range is from 1 - 32000.
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Troubleshooting Information (Cont.)
Symptom
Solution
After downloading a panel file or
firmware to a G4 device, the panel
behaves strangely.
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 Flash memory.
• 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 Flash memory.
Cause:
• If the G4 device already contains a large enough file, subsequent
downloads will take up more space than is available and could often
corrupt the Flash memory. The demo file that typically ships with G4
panels is one such file.
Solution:
• DO NOT download TPD4 files (of large size) over the demo pages, or
any other large TPD4 file.
• First download a small blank one page file to the G4 panel using the
Normal Transfer option to send/download the page. Reboot the
device, then do your regular file or firmware download.
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Appendix A
Appendix A
Text Formatting Codes for Bargraphs/Joysticks
Text formatting codes for bargraphs provide a mechanism to allow a portion of a bargraphs text to be
provided dynamically generated information about the current status of the level (multistate and
traditional). These codes would be 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
The codes on a button may be modified by changing the text on a button via a VT command. 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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Appendix A
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, these could be limited to 5 mandatory numerical digits and 4 optional
numerical digits. A possible use for this feature is to enter information into form fields. The purpose of
this feature is to:
• Force the use of correct type of characters (i.e. numbers vs. characters)
• Limit the number of characters in a text area
• Suggest proper format with fixed characters
• Right to Left
• Required or Optional
• Change/Force a Case
• Create multiple logical fields
• Specify range of characters/number for each field
With this feature, it is NOT necessary to:
• Limit a choice of selections
• Handle complex input tasks such as names, days of the weeks or months 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 92).
• ^BMF subcommand %MK - sets the input mask of a text area (see the
^BMF section on page 94).
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 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 to proceed to the next text area input box after a user
hits any of these keys.
Input mask operations
Input Mask Operators change the behavior of the field in the following way:
Input Mask Operators
Character Meaning
<
Forces all characters to be converted to lowercase
>
Forces all characters to be converted to uppercase
^
Sets the overflow flag for this field
Input mask literals
To define a literal character, enter any character, other than those shown in the above table (including
spaces, and symbols). A back-slash ('\') causes the character that follows it to be displayed as the literal
character. For example, \A is displayed just as the letter A. To define one of the following characters as a
literal character, precede that character with a back-slash. Text entry operation using Input Masks.
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A keyboard entry using normal text entry is straightforward. However, once an input mask is applied, the
behavior of the keyboard needs to change to accommodate the input mask's requirement. When working
with masks, any literal characters in the mask will be "skipped" by any cursor movement, including
cursor keys, backspace, and delete.
When operating with a mask, the mask should be displayed with placeholders. The "-" character should
display where to enter a character. The arrow keys will move between the "-" characters and allow them
to be replaced. 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 replace the old
character. Characters are not shifted.
When working with ranges specified by the [] mask, the keyboard allows entry of a number between the
values listed in the ranges. If a user enters a value that is larger than the maximum, the maximum number
of right-most characters is used to create a new, acceptable value.
Example 1: If typing "125" into a field accepting 0-100, then the values displayed will be "1",
"12", "25".
Example 2: If the max for the field was 20, then the values displayed will be "1", "12", "5".
When data overflows from a numerical field, the overflow value is added to the previous field on the
chain if the overflow character was specified. In the above example, if the overflow flag was set, the first
example will place the "1" into the previous logical field and the second example will place "12" in the
previous logical field. If the overflow field already contains a value, the new value will be inserted to the
right of the current characters and the overflow field will be evaluated. Overflow continues to work until
a field with no overflow value is set or no more fields remain (i.e. reached first field).
If a character is typed and that characters appear 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. When
entering "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
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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 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 name by the program 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 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 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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