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Insteon Enabled Lighting Control System Operating Manual
The Latest updates to the SW include the following: (see details in the updates section of the manual)
System Name: Enables the user to easily replace the Welcome message on the startup
screen with a user specified name such as Smith Home.
Thermostat: This enhancement allows the Touch Screen to control the Venstar
X-10 Control: This enhancement allows the user to control X-10 devices
IR control: This enhancement allows the user to control scenes via a universal remote
Please note that to enable these enhancements the user must download new firmware and screens as well as use the latest lightingconfig.exe program. Firmware and screens can be downloaded using the bfloader and scrloader program located in the utilities folder. Instructions for download also in the utilities folder.
Insteon Enabled Lighting Control System
The Interactive Electronic Systems Insteon Lighting Control System is designed to allow the user to fully control the Insteon system via the EasyTouch-S Touch Panel. The Touch panel allows for manual control of each individual switch as well as full scene control and multiple scheduled events using our user friendly
Graphical User Interface (GUI). The unit is self contained and battery backed up in case of power failure, thereby eliminating the need to have a computer running in the background. The IES system is comprised of three sections including the EasyTouch-S Touch Screen, the Insteon 2412S PLM and the IES PC based
Insteon Configuration SW package.
Interactive Electronic Systems EasyTouch-S Touch Screen
The EasyTouch-S is a cost effective full featured color 3.6 inch ¼ VGA Touch Panel unit. The device features an active matrix wide viewing angle LCD display with exceptional brightness and high contrast.
The Touch Screen is available in two versions one mounting in a standard 2 gang electrical box and another in a table top enclosure.
An IR remote option is available allowing control of scenes via a handheld IR remote control
Insteon 2412S PLM
The 2412S PLM is supplied by Insteon and allows the IES touch panel to communicate to the powerline.
The 2412S also supplies power to the IES Touch panel thus requiring only one standard CAT 5 cable to connect the Touch Screen to the Insteon PLM (no other external power supply is required).
Interactive Electronic Systems Configuration SW package
The IES Insteon Configuration SW package is a PC based package that allows the user or installer to easily configure the Touch panel. The SW package is comprised of five sections including Modules, Scenes,
Schedules, Location and Reports.
Location allows the user or installer to define the location via a list of cities or latitude and longitude. This information is used to calculate dawn and dusk settings for the city as specified by the user or installer.
The Modules section allows the user to easily assign names and Insteon addresses to each individual
Switch as well as define whether the switch is a dimmer or relay type.
The Scenes section allows the user or installer to create and assign scene names by merely dragging and dropping selected switches from the list of defined switches. Scenes can be defined with selected switches as well as desired dimming levels.
The Schedules section allows the user or installer to create and assign names to multiple schedules by merely dragging and dropping either selected switches or whole scenes. The Scheduling SW has several powerful features including dawn and dusk settings as well as daily, weekdays, weekends and settings for specific dates. Multiple schedules can be downloaded and enabled individually via the Touch Screen.
The report function allows the user or installer to get a printed report of the Modules, Scenes and
How to Install
The Touch Screen should be removed from the box and the protective plastic coverings should be removed
(there may be protective plastic on the front of the bezel as well as on the top of the LCD display. Be very careful when removing the protective covering of the LCD display).
Installation includes the connection of the 4 wires to the Touch screen connector.
In the case of the table top enclosure a standard CAT5 cable is connected directly from the RJ45 connector on the enclosure to the RJ45 connector on the Insteon 2412S PLM.
In the case of a wall mount unit the 4 CAT5 wires are connected to the 4 wire terminal block on the rear of the Touch panel. The Terminals are marked as follows and should be connected to the CAT 5 Cable colors as listed.
568 B Cable Colors 568 A Cable colors Insteon 2412S
V+ ----------- Orange
V+ ----------- Green
Pin 2 (as shown below)
Pin 7 (as shown below)
RCV-----------White/Orange RCV-----------White/Green Pin 1 (as shown below)
Please follow wiring as specified on Insteon 2412S as shown below. Wiring should be checked and
Voltmeter should be used to verify +12V and Ground before connecting to the Touch Screen.
Use Insteon 2412S PLM with Firm 52 Rev 2.4 (check with Insteon for later versions)
Use Insteon Access Point model 2443 RF modules
Following connection of the cable, plug the CAT 5 cable into the Insteon 2412S PLM. The Touch Screen should beep and after a few seconds the Welcome screen will be displayed.
USB Driver Installation
Connect a cable from the USB port to the 5 pin mini 5 pin connector on the Touch Screen (Remove front cover and connector is located on top of the Touch Screen).
Please note that it is recommended to connect the mini 5 pin connector before powering the Touch
Screen especially when using a Desk top PC. In addition it is also recommended to power the PLM
using the same power outlet as the PC.
The PC will detect that new hardware is connected and the following screen will be displayed. Click No and then Next
Click Install from a list or specific location and click next.
Click Search for best driver in these locations and include this location in the search. Browse for
C:PROGRAM FILES\IES\LIGHTING CONFIGURATION/USB and click next
Click Continue Anyway
Click Finish. It should be noted that this total procedure will be done twice by the computer and then the new hardware (IES Touch Panel) will be recognized and the installation will be complete.
IES Configuration SW Package
Opening Lighting Control Program
The following screen is displayed containing the sample lighting configuration.
Please note that the first time the program is launched you will be asked to enter the location and the
Location screen will be displayed. After selecting the country, city and time zone press the modules tab to navigate back to the modules screen.
Left mouse click on location tab. Select country, city name or longitude and latitude as well as the time zone. Click update table to update the Dusk and Dawn schedule table. Please note that city and Time
zone must be selected.
Left Click on Modules Tab.
From the file Menu select New. The following screen will be displayed
Highlight Modules Tab:
Right mouse click on white background area.
The following screen will be displayed.
Left mouse click on Add room
The following screen is displayed
Enter Room Name (i.e. Kitchen) and click OK
Highlight Kitchen with left mouse click.
Right Mouse Click on white background screen
The Module menu will be displayed.
Left mouse click on Add Module.
The following Screen will be displayed. Enter Module name (i.e. Light ) and click Ok.
Left Mouse Click on Light to highlight. Right Mouse click to get Module menu scroll to Edit and right mouse click to choose edit.
Module Edit Screen
The module Edit Dialogue box will be displayed
Enter Module name (i.e. Kitchen) and click enter.
Enter Module Type. Choose from Lamp, Relay or Appliance and click enter.
Module Options are as follows:
“DIMMER” is used for dimmable devices.
“RELAY” is used for non dimmable devices
“GROUP” is used to Set Group numbers.
Enter the device address as written on the module for example 004CEB (no decimal points should be
entered in address). It should be noted that device address can also be automatically entered in Discovery mode as described later. Click OK
The completed screen is shown below.
From file menu open sample.lighting. Left Mouse click on Scenes tab. The following screen will be displayed.
Right mouse click on white background screen and left mouse click on add from the menu.
Enter new scene name (i.e. Good Morning) Click OK.
The following screen will be displayed
Left mouse click on desired module (i.e. Master bedroom light ) and drag to desired scene (i.e. Good
Enter desired intensity and left mouse click OK
The following screen will be displayed. Add more modules or scenes as desired.
From file menu open sample program left Mouse click on schedule tab. The following screen will be displayed.
Right mouse click on white background screen and left mouse click on add schedule from the menu.
Enter new schedule (i.e. Night Time). The following screens will be displayed. Click OK.
Left Mouse click on Night Time to highlight Right Mouse on highlighted schedule (i.e. Night Time) then
Left mouse click on Add Event. The following screen will be displayed.
Enter desired frequency for event (i.e. Daily) and click OK
Left mouse click on desired module (i.e. Kitchen Light) and drag to scheduled event (i.e. Daily). The following screen is displayed. Enter desired time and click OK.
Enter desired intensity and click OK
The options menu consists of 4 choices including Download, Calibrate, Serial and Clear PLM (Clear PLM is only displayed when PC is connected to the PLM)
The download choice downloads the Insteon Configuration developed to the Touch Screen. To download connect a cable from the USB port to the 5 pin mini din connector on the Touch Screen (Remove front cover and connector is located on top of the Touch Screen). Click download.
The calibrate function allows the installer or user to recalibrate the Touch Screen touch area (this may be necessary if the user determines that the touch areas do not align properly with the graphics (i.e. you can touch outside of the selected area or in the selected area and there is no response from the Touch Screen).
To calibrate connect the cable from the USB port to the 5 pin mini din connector on the Touch Screen
(Remove front cover and connector is located on top of the Touch Screen). Click calibrate. You will see the Touch Screen go into calibrate mode and you will be asked to touch the screen in the four corners with a stylus. The Touch Screen will then indicate to you that calibration is completed and will go back to the main menu screen.
Serial allows the user to set the correct serial port that is connected to the Insteon 2412S PLM. Connecting to the PLM allows the user to use the Discovery method to identify module addresses as well test SW configuration . To set the serial port the user should connect the cable from the PC serial port (It should be noted that some PCs that do not have a serial port will require a USB to serial converter that will have to be purchased separately) to the PLM using the Insteon cable provided. The user will then select the serial port and left click the mouse to select. The following screen will be displayed. The text Connected will appear next to the text PLM on the upper right of the screen indicating that the PLM is connected properly.
The clear PLM option will only appear when the PLM is connected to the PC. The function when chosen will clear the linking information stored in the PLM.
The reports menu prints a written report of the SW configuration including modules, Scenes and Schedules
See example below.
The PLM functions allow the user to use the Insteon 2412S PLM for discovery as well as adding Group commands and other testing functions. In addition the commands that are actually being transmitted to
PLM are listed at the bottom pane of the screen.
The PLM is connected to the PC using the setup described in the Option Menu – Serial (page 32) .
Please note the serial cable for the PLM is in one of the side pockets in the PLM 2412S box.
Discovery mode allows the user to identify a selected Insteon module without directly entering the device address manually. Left mouse click on the Modules Tab. From the file menu select the sample.lighting file and open this file. Left Mouse click on selected device to be discovered (i.e. Night Light in the Kitchen) and right mouse click to display the menu as shown below.
Left mouse click on Discover in the Module Menu and the following screen will be displayed. In addition
LED on PLM should start blinking slowly. The address of the selected module will be displayed as written on the module.
Group Linking to PLM and Touch Screen
Please note that at this time because of time constraints due to product release the addition of group linking is required be done manually using the paddle or toggle buttons. We will be working on SW to implement this automatically in the next release, however we think that this will be a valuable option at this time.
Group linking allows the user to construct groups that are stored in the PLM and controlled by the Touch
Screen. The user sets the groups as per standard Insteon procedures using the paddles and toggles. Once the group information is stored in the PLM the information is used by the Touch Screen to control the groups
As an example we will link the PLM to a dimmer address 04CE7B and Keypadlink button D address
0AD496. The procedure is as follows:
Standard Insteon linking procedures include pressing and holding keypad button D for 10 seconds until light blinks. Then press and hold dimmer until the units are linked. Cross link by holding dimmer for 10 seconds until blinking then press keypad D until units are linked. To Link keypad to PLM press and hold keypad D for 10 seconds until blinking then push PLM button until units are linked. To link dimmer to
PLM press dimmer toggle for 10 seconds until blinking and then push PLM button until units are linked. At this time you are now ready to link PLM to the Keypad and dimmer using the IES configuration SW.
Before proceeding be sure that the 2412S PLM is connected directly to the PC via the cable supplied with the PLM (The cable is included in the side pocket of the PLM box). In addition set the proper serial port using the serial selection on the options tab. The PLM Connected should be seen on the top right of the PC screen indicating that the PC is connected to the PLM.
Go to module tab from the file menu load sample.lighting . The following screen is displayed.
Select the Kitchen and right click the mouse and select the Add Group. The following screen is displayed.
Enter Kitchen Group and click ok.
After clicking ok the following screen is displayed.
To edit Group number highlight the group and right click on edit as shown on the following screen. The following screen is displayed.
Enter group number. Please note that the group number can be set to an available value between 1 and 255
(no relationship to the group numbers used in other devices).
Highlight the Kitchen Group right click on the group and select “PLM Group Link”. This will put your
PLM in linking mode for that group number. The PLM should start blinking. Now go to the switch (as an example dimmer 04CE7B) and hold the button to be linked for 10 seconds. It has to be done from the PLM to be used in the system because the group data must be stored inside the PLM. The messages intercepted while linking are also downloaded to the touch panel during download. The following screen is displayed.
Add additional device to this group (Keypad button A, or Dimmer or Switch…..) using this same sequence for all members that you want added to the group.
As an example repeat this sequence for keypadlink switch D at address 0AD496
To display group members highlight the group (i.e. Kitchen group) right click mouse and select Group members. The following screen is displayed.
Select Group Members and the following screen is displayed.
”Group Members” will show the devices you have linked thus far with their local group number.
Module Testing using PLM
The user can now highlight each module and use the test functions on the right side of the screen to test the functionality of each module (Test On, Test Off, Bright, Dim, and Status). Please note that intensity status will be displayed when status button is clicked or Test on/Test Off is clicked (Bright and Dim controls will function but intensity will be displayed as 0 until status is clicked)
Scenes Testing using PLM
The user can test scenes using the PLM as follows:
Select the Scenes tab and highlight a Scene (i.e. Good Night). Right mouse click on the Scene menu and the following screen will be displayed. Left mouse click on Test and the selected scene will be executed.
Schedule testing using PLM
The user can test schedules using the PLM as follows:
Select the Schedules tab and highlight a Scene (i.e. Holiday). Right mouse click on the Schedule menu and the following screen will be displayed. Left mouse click on Test and the selected schedule will be executed. It should be noted that the schedule is executed immediately and not at programmed times.
Similarly Events can be tested individually from within a schedule by highlighting and clicking on the Test command.
Touch Screen Operation
The Bezel is magnetically attached to the inner metal panel. It can be removed by simply pulling at the sides. The front panel contains the USB connection as well as the Reset Switch.
Reset Switch USB Connector
The Welcome screen contains 3 buttons including Scenes Manual and Scheduled events.
The Scenes button will navigate to the scene control. The Manual button navigates to the Manual control screen allowing individual controls fro each device. The Scheduled Events button navigates to the Schedule events screen.
In addition placing your finger over the IES Icon and holding for approximately 3 seconds will navigate to the Setup Screen.
The Scenes screen allows the user to activate the Scenes that were programmed via the configuration
Software. Simply push on the desired button to activate.
Please note that when Touch Screen communicates to the Insteon 2412S PLM a red indicator is seen on the top right corner of the display. This indicates that the Touch Screen is transmitting to the
PLM or waiting for a response.
The manual button navigates to the Rooms screen. The user can choose the desired room and navigate to the devices in that room.
The user can manually control a device by simply choosing the device to be controlled (the button will highlight as shown. The user can then control the following:
Use Up/Down arrows to control Intensity manually
Pushing on the device button and holding for about a second (i.e. Light) will toggle the state of the device (On or Off) without the necessity of using the On/Off buttons.
Please note that if a relay module is chosen only the On Off will be displayed.
The Intensity bar shows the level of intensity of the actual lamp.
1. When you navigate from Rooms screen you will see red indicator in right upper corner indicating that
Touch Screen is communicating to the PLM. In addition the respective buttons will flash between device name and status until PLM returns the current status.
2. If a device is not responding to the PLM the device name will flash between device name and No
Response. In this case the device should be examined for correct address and operation.
3. If Lamp is out the button will flash between device name and Lamp Out. The user should investigate the lamp condition.
4. At this time status is requested when navigating to the manual control screen. When the user is on the manual control screen status is updated only when a request is made from this screen (i.e. push the on or off buttons). This means that if another control was to turn a light on when the user was on this screen, the intensity bar would not be updated until the user changed a parameter for that button or navigated out and back into this screen.
Scheduled Events Screen
The Scheduled events screen allows the user to enable scheduled events as programmed via the configuration software. To enable a scheduled event simply click on the desired schedule and the green
LED in the button will highlight (the schedule will only be enabled if the Green LED is ON). Please note that multiple schedules can be enabled
Press on schedules to get table of scheduled events
In addition pressing on the header Schedules will allow the user to see a list of scheduled events. The list contains one week of events and is updated weekly.
The setup screen displayed by pushing on the IES icon on the welcome screen for approximately 3 seconds.
The Setup screen allows the user to set the following:
Brightness: Display brightness
Contrast : Display Contrast
Time: The time that the display is on before backlight is shut off (setting to off (0) will keep display on all the time).
Click: Turns audible key click on and off
User should press Save button to save these settings
Set Time Screen
The set time screen allows the user to set the time and date.
The user should press the Save button to save these settings.
Firmware and Screen Loader Programs
Firmware Loader Program
The program loader program allows the user to update the firmware in the Touch Screen. The update is downloaded to the Touch Screen via the USB to mini 5 pin cable. The procedure is as follows:
Run the bfloader program that is found in the Utilities folder (navigate to program files\IES\Lighting
The following screen will be seen.
From the file dropdown choose the file to be downloaded to the Touch Screen. The file will be in the firmware folder navigate to program files\IES\Lighting Configuration\ utilities\firmware)
The file will be a .ldr file.
Click on program to download the file (The display may turn white or change colors during the download).
Please note that after the file is downloaded the Touch Screen will beep. After initializing the version number will appear on the display (i.e. for version rev n, you will see v1.32n in the upper left hand corner).
Screen Loader Program
The Screen Loader Program allows the user to update the screens in the Touch Screen. The update is downloaded to the Touch Screen via the USB to mini 5 pin cable. The procedure is as follows:
Run the scrloader program that is found in the utilities folder (navigate to program files\IES\Lighting
The following screen will be seen.
Check the Reboot Touch Panel at Program Completion box. The following screen will be seen.
From the file menu choose the screen to be downloaded. The file will be in the screens folder (navigate to program files\IES\Lighting Configuration\ utilities\screens)
The file will end in .ies (i.e. Defaultscreens.ies).
Click on program to download the file (The display may turn white or change colors during the download).
Please note that after the file is downloaded the Touch Screen will beep. The new screen should now be loaded.
The System name allows the user to replace the Welcome on the startup screen with a user specified name such as Smith Home. The user enters the name in the System name area. The system name is downloaded to the Touch Screen with the system configuration information.
The Venstar Thermostat can be controlled remotely from the Touch Screen.
To add Thermostat control right mouse click on the Kitchen and add module. The following screen is displayed.
Click OK and see the following screen.
Select Thermostat and click OK. The following screen is displayed.
Download to the Touch Screen. The Thermostat is now available from the Touch Screen.
When you choose the thermostat in the manual mode you will see the Thermostat Screen on the Touch Screen.
Scenes Using a Thermostat
The user can also control the Thermostat as part of a scene. Navigate to the Scenes tab and choose the Goodnight scene. Drag the Thermostat to the scene. You will see the following screen.
Enter the Mode, Fan, Heat Point and Cool point as required. It is very important that
the proper mode is selected along with the set point so that the correct information
will be downloaded to the Thermostat. See the following screen.
Enter OK. The following screen is seen.
Scheduled Events with Thermostat
Scheduled events may be set to control the thermostat. The user is required to first create a scene with the thermostat settings and then drag the entire scene to the schedule. Please
note that the Thermostat must be part of a scene.
Navigate to the Schedules tab and drag the Goodnight scene to the daily schedule. See screen below:
Click OK and see screen below.
The user may control X-10 devices using the Touch Panel. Please note that the X-10 devices have some limitations as follows:
X-10 devices can only be turned on off with no dimming
X-10 devices do not provide feedback (i.e. intensity )
X-10 Devices are entered by choosing the modules tab. See the following screen.
Enter name and see the following screen.
Select OK and see the following screen.
Select X-10 Dimmer and see the following screen.
IR control allows the user to control scenes via a Universal Remote control. The Touch screen is capable of learning NEC based remote control codes. NEC codes are used by many manufacturers including Philips, RCA and Sharp as well as many others. Remote controls using NEC codes can be tested by the Touch Screen. Test will be described in the next paragraph.
Remotes can be tested by navigating to the Set Time Screen on the Touch Screen. To navigate to the Set Time screen press on the IES icon for approximately 3 seconds. You will now be at the setup screen. From the setup screen press the Time button to navigate to the Set Time Screen.
See screen below on the Touch Screen.
Choose a device on the universal remote and point it at the IR window of the Touch
Screen. Press a button on the Remote control. If the Remote is transmitting an NEC type
IR signal the following screen will be seen on the Touch Screen indicating the IR code information (see IR information on top left corner of the display). If no data is seen on the
LCD display switch to another device on the universal remote control until the device code is shown on the Touch Screen. In the screen shown the Device Code is 00ff and the
Button code is 00ba. This information will be used in the lighting configuration program to control scenes. The user should create a chart with the button information from the remote control as well as the associated button codes.
As an example the chart may appear as follows:
Remote Control Button Button Code
IR Code Entry in Lighting Configuration program
The Device codes are entered in the Lighting configuration program as follows:
Press the IR tab and see the following screen.
Enter the manufacturers code (in our example 00ff). See the following screen.
Navigate to the scenes screen by pressing the scenes tab. Right click on the Good Night scene highlight the IR section of the pull down menu and see the following screen.
Enter the button data for button 1 from the chart created previously. See screen below.
Repeat steps to enter data for Movie scene. Navigate to IR screen by pressing IR tab see the following screen confirming data entry.
The user can now download to the Touch Screen. Button 1 on the Remote control will enable The Good Night scene (scene 1), pressing button 2 will enable the Movie Scene
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