AMX NXA-ICSNET

AMX NXA-ICSNET
NI-2100/3100/4100 NetLinx Integrated Controllers Hardware Reference Guide
Hardware Reference Guide
NI-2100/3100/4100
NetLinx Integrated Controllers
NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Last Revised: 10/08/2012
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction ........................................................................................................1
Overview .................................................................................................................. 1
Features.................................................................................................................... 1
Timekeeper ..................................................................................................................... 2
NI-2100..................................................................................................................... 3
NI-2100 Specifications..................................................................................................... 3
NI-3100..................................................................................................................... 6
NI-3100 Specifications..................................................................................................... 6
NI-4100..................................................................................................................... 9
NI-4100 Specifications................................................................................................... 10
Related Documents................................................................................................. 12
Installation and Upgrading ...............................................................................13
Installing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4100 Only) ..................................................... 13
Setting the NetLinx Control Card Addresses (NI-4100 Only).................................. 13
Device:Port:System (D:P:S)............................................................................................ 14
Removing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4100 Only) ................................................... 14
Compact Flash Upgrades ........................................................................................ 15
Accessing The Internal Components On An Integrated Controller ............................... 15
Installation of Compact Flash Upgrades........................................................................ 16
Closing and Securing the Outer Housing ...................................................................... 16
Installing Into An Equipment Rack .......................................................................... 17
Rack Mount Safety Instructions ..................................................................................... 17
Connections and Wiring ...................................................................................19
Setting the Configuration DIP Switch (for the Program Port) ................................. 19
Baud Rate Settings........................................................................................................ 19
Program Run Disable (PRD) Mode................................................................................. 19
Working With the Configuration DIP Switch ................................................................. 20
Setting the CardFrame DIP Switch (NI-4100 only) ........................................................ 20
Program Port Connections and Wiring ................................................................... 20
Modes and Front Panel LED Blink Patterns ............................................................ 21
Port Assignments and Functionality........................................................................ 21
AxLink Port and LED ............................................................................................... 22
Wiring Guidelines ................................................................................................... 22
Wiring length guidelines ............................................................................................... 22
Preparing Captive Wires ............................................................................................... 23
Wiring a Power Connection........................................................................................... 23
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Using the 4-Pin Mini-Phoenix Connector For Data and Power ...................................... 23
Using the 4-pin Mini-Phoenix Connector For Data With External Power....................... 24
DB9 Device Port: Connections and Wiring.............................................................. 25
ICSNet Port: Connections and Wiring..................................................................... 26
ICSHub OUT Port: Connections and Wiring ............................................................ 27
Relay Port: Connections and Wiring ....................................................................... 27
Relay Connections ......................................................................................................... 27
Input/Output (I/O) Port: Connections and Wiring ................................................... 28
IR/Serial Port: Connections and Wiring................................................................... 29
NetLinx Control Card Slot Connector (NI-4100 only).............................................. 30
LAN (Ethernet/RJ-45 Port): Connections and Wiring .............................................. 30
LAN LEDs ...................................................................................................................... 30
LAN Ports Used By the Integrated Controller ............................................................... 31
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Introduction
Introduction
Overview
The X100-Series of NetLinx Integrated Master Controllers can both be programmed to control RS-232/422/
485, Relay, IR/Serial, and Input/Output devices through the use of both the NetLinx programming language
and the NetLinx Studio application version 2.x.
References within this manual to NI X100-Series Controllers are used to describe the
NI-2100/3100/4100 Integrated Controllers. When there is an overlap of information
with other related NI Controllers, an X will be used to refer to both sets of units. As an
example, if a feature is shared by both the NI-4000 and the NI-4100 Controller, the
term "NI-4x00 Series" is used.
NI Controllers are shipped with Duet firmware and can not be downgraded to earlier Non-Duet firmware (<
build 300). The Controllers are Duet-compatible and can be upgraded via firmware. Duet is a dual-interpreter
firmware platform from AMX which combines the proven reliability and power of NetLinx with the extensive
capabilities of the Java®2 MicroEdition (J2ME) platform. Duet simplifies the programming of a system that
includes the NI Controller and other third party devices by standardizing device and function definitions,
defaulting touch panel button assignments, and controlling feedback methods. Dynamic Device Discovery
makes integration even easier by automatically identifying and communicating with devices which support
this beaconing technology.
Features
NI Controllers - Features
NI-2100 NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Name / FG#
Features
NI-2100 Controller (FG2105-04)
• 3 Configurable RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 Serial ports
NI-2100/ICS Controller with ICSNet
(FG2105-14)
• 4 Relays
• 4 IR / Serial ports
• 4 Digital I/O ports
• 2 Communication Networks: AxLink and Ethernet (TCP/IP)
• 404 MIPS processor speed
• 64 MB RAM
• 512 MB CompactFlash (upgradeable to 4 GB)
• 1 MB Non-Volatile Memory
• AMX Device Discovery enabled
• JITC Compliant
Note: The NI-2100 can be upgraded to provide 1 ICSHub and 2
ICSNet ports by installing the optional ICSNet daughter card
(FG2105-10).
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NI Controllers - Features (Cont.)
NI-3100 NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Name / FG#
Features
NI-3100 Controller (FG2105-05)
• 7 Configurable RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 Serial ports
NI-3100/256 Controller (FG2105-25)
• 8 Relays
• 8 IR / Serial ports
• 8 Digital I/O ports
• 2 Communication Networks: AxLink and Ethernet (TCP/IP)
• 404 MIPS processor speed
• 256 MB RAM
• 512 MB CompactFlash (upgradeable to 4 GB)
• 1 MB Non-Volatile Memory
• AMX Device Discovery enabled
• The NI-3100 is JITC Compliant; the NI-3100/256 is not JITC
Compliant
Note: The NI-3100 can be upgraded to provide 1 ICSHub and 2
ICSNet ports by installing the optional ICSNet daughter card
(FG2105-10)
NI-3100/ICS Controller with ICSNet
(FG2105-15)
Same as the NI-3100 (above), but with the ICSNet daughter card
pre-installed.
NI-3100/256/ICS Controller with
ICSNet (FG2105-35)
Same as the NI-3100/256 (above), but with the ICSNet daughter
card pre-installed.
NI-4100 NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Name / FG#
Features
NI-4100 Controller (FG2105-06)
• 7 Configurable RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 Serial ports
• 8 Relays
• 8 IR / Serial ports
• 8 Digital I/O ports
• 3 Communication Networks: AxLink, ICSNet and Ethernet
(TCP/IP)
• 4 NetLinx Control Card Expansion slots that support all NXC
control cards
• 404 MIPS processor speed
• 64 MB RAM
• 512 MB CompactFlash (upgradeable to 4 GB)
• 1 MB Non-Volatile Memory
• AMX Device Discovery enabled
• JITC Compliant
NI-4100/256 Controller (FG2105-26)
Same as the NI-4100 (above), but with 256 MB RAM.
Note: The NI-4100/256 is not JITC Compliant.
Timekeeper
The Controllers use a combination lithium battery and clock crystal package called a Timekeeper. Only one
Timekeeper unit is installed within a given NI controller. The battery can be expected to have up to 3 years of
usable life under very adverse conditions. Actual life is appreciably longer under normal operating conditions.
This calculation is based on storing the unit without power in 50° C (120° F) temperature until
battery levels are no longer acceptable.
The part number for a replacement battery is 57-0032.
RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT TYPE.
DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Introduction
NI-2100
The NI-2100 (FG2105-04) is ideal for control and automation of medium-sized rooms and multi-room
applications. The NI-2100 has 64MB of onboard RAM and is Device Discovery enabled to simplify
programming by standardizing device and function definitions, default touch panel button assignments, and
control and feedback methods.
OUTPUT LED
INPUT LED
STATUS LED
LINK/ACT LED
RS-232/422/485 Status LEDs
RELAY Status LEDs
IR/SERIAL Status LEDs
I/O Status LEDs
front
rear
ICSNet/ICSHub Ports
(provided by optional
ICSNet daughter card)
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1-3)
Relays (Port 4)
I/O (Port 9)
IR/Serial (Ports 5-8)
PROGRAM Port
CONFIGURATION DIP Switch
ID Pushbutton
ETHERNET
10/100 Port
AxLink Port
12 VDC PWR Connector
FIG. 1 NI-2100
Verify you are using the latest NI firmware for the on-board Master. Verify you are
using the latest version of NetLinx Studio (available for download from
www.amx.com).
NI-2100 Specifications
NI-2100 Specifications
Models Available:
• NI-2100 64MB Controller (FG2105-04)
The NI-2100 can be upgraded to provide one ICSHub and two ICSNet ports by
installing the optional ICSNet daughter card (FG2105-10 - see Other AMX Equipment)
• NI-2100/ICS Controller with ICSNet (FG2105-14)
Dimensions (HWD):
• 3 1/2" x 17" x 3 1/2" (8.8 cm x 43.2 cm x 8.8 cm)
Power Requirement:
700 mA @ 12 VDC
• RU: 2
Memory:
• 64 MB SDRAM
• 1 MB Non-volatile (NV) SRAM
Compact Flash:
2GB or greater (upgradeable to 4GB - see Other AMX Equipment).
Note: AMX may increase Flash size at any time in response to market availability.
Weight:
4.50 lbs (2.04 kg)
Enclosure:
Metal with black matte finish
Certifications:
FCC Part 15 Class B, CE, and IEC 60950
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Introduction
NI-2100 Specifications (Cont.)
Front Panel LEDs:
LINK/ACT (green):
Blinks when the Ethernet cables are connected and terminated correctly. Also blinks
when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Status (green):
Blinks to indicate that the system is programmed and communicating properly.
Output (red):
Blinks when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On and Off, sends data strings,
etc.
Input (yellow):
Blinks when the Controller receives data from button pushes, strings, commands,
channel levels, etc.
RS-232/422/485
(red / yellow):
3 sets of LEDs light to indicate that DB9 Ports 1 - 3 are transmitting or receiving RS-232,
422, or 485 data (red = TX, yellow = RX).
Relay (red):
4 LEDs light to indicate the relay channels 1 - 4 are active (closed). These LEDs reflect
the state of the relay on Port 4.
IR/Serial (red):
4 LEDs light to indicate the IR/Serial channels 1 - 4 are transmitting control data on
Ports 5 - 8. LED indictor for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial
data is being generated.
I/O (yellow):
Lights when the I/O channels 1 - 4 are active. The LED for each I/O port reflects the
state of that particular port.
RS-232/422/485
(Ports 1 - 3):
3 RS-232/422/485 control ports using DB9 (male) connectors with XON/XOFF (transmit
on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to send), and 300-115,200 baud.
ICSNet:
2 RJ-45 connectors for ICSNet interface (provided by optional ICSNet daughter card).
ICSHub Out:
RJ-45 connector provides data to a Hub connected to the Controller (provided by
optional ICSNet daughter card).
Relay (Port 4):
• 4-channel single-pole single-throw relay ports
• Each relay is independently controlled.
• Supports up to 4 independent external relay devices
• Channel range = 1-4
• Each relay can switch up to 24 VDC or 28 VAC @ 1 A
• 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connector provides relay termination
Digital I/O (Port 9):
4-channel binary I/O port for contact closure with each input being capable of voltage
sensing. Input format is software selectable with interactive power sensing for IR ports.
IR/Serial
(Ports 5 - 8):
4 IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers of up to 1.142 MHz with each
output being capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial.
• 4 IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
• IR ports support data mode (at limited baud rates and wiring distances).
Rear Panel Components:
Program Port:
RS-232 DB9 connector (male) can be connected to a DB9 port on a PC. This connector
can be used with serial and NetLinx programming commands, as well as other DB9
capable devices, to both upload/download information from the NetLinx Studio program.
Configuration DIP
Switch:
Sets the communication parameters for the Program port (see Baud Rate Settings).
ID Pushbutton:
Sets the NetLinx ID (Device only) assignment for the device.
Ethernet Port:
RJ-45 connector provides TCP/IP communication. This is an Auto MDI/MDI-X enabled
port, which allows you to use either straight-through or crossover Ethernet cables.
The Ethernet Port LEDs show communication activity, connection status, speeds, and
mode information:
• SPD (speed) - Yellow LED lights On when the connection speed is 100 Mbps and
turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.
• L/A (link/activity) - Green LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are connected and
terminated correctly, and blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
AxLink Port:
4
4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector that provides data and power to external
control devices. Green AXlink LED indicates the state of the AXlink port.
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NI-2100 Specifications (Cont.)
Power Port:
Operating
Environment:
2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector.
• Operating Temperature: 0° C (32° F) to 50° C (122° F)
• Operating Humidity: 20% to 85% RH
• Heat Dissipation (Typical): 28.7 BTU/hr
Included
Accessories:
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector (41-5025)
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AXlink connector (41-5047)
• 6-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix female I/O connector (41-5063)
• 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix female Relay connector (41-5083)
• Installation Kit (KA2105-01):
8-pin Relay Common Strip
4 rack mount screws
4 washers
• 2 CC-NIRC NetLinx IR Emitter Cables (FG10-000-11)
• 2 removable rack ears (62-2105-07)
Other AMX
Equipment:
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix male connector (41-5026)
• CC-COM Programming Port Cable (FG10-727)
• CC-NSER IR/Serial cable (FG10-007-10)
• ICSNet daughter card (FG2105-10)
• NCK, NetLinx Connector Kit (FG2902)
• STS, Serial To Screw Terminal (FG959)
• Upgrade Compact Flash (factory programmed with firmware): NXA-CF2NI4G, 4 GB
Flash Upgrade (FG2116-07)
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Introduction
NI-3100
The NI-3100 (FG2105-05), part of the NI Series of Master Controllers, satisfies the control and automation
features common in a larger area or multiple rooms, which may include the integration of a larger number of
devices including VCR and DVD players, projectors, lighting, thermostats and other electronic equipment. In
technology-driven environments, this solution allows for the future addition of more devices and control
capabilities.
The NI-3100 offers higher performance with a faster processor, up to 256 MB of onboard RAM and a 256 MB
CompactFlash card. For smaller business and home applications, the NI-3100 includes just the right mix of
ports and features.
OUTPUT LED
INPUT LED
STATUS LED
LINK/ACT LED
RS-232/422/485 Status LEDs
RELAY Status LEDs
IR/SERIAL Status LEDs
I/O Status LEDs
front
rear
ICSNet/ICSHub Ports
(provided by optional
ICSNet daughter card)
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1-7)
Relays (Port 8)
I/O (Port 17)
IR/Serial (Ports 9-16)
PROGRAM Port
CONFIGURATION DIP Switch
ID Pushbutton
ETHERNET
10/100 Port
AxLink Port
12 VDC PWR Connector
FIG. 2 NI-3100
Verify you are using the latest NI firmware for the on-board Master. Verify you are
using the latest version of NetLinx Studio (available for download from
www.amx.com).
NI-3100 Specifications
NI-3100 Specifications
Models Available:
• NI-3100 64MB Controller (FG2105-05)
• NI-3100/256 256MB Controller (FG2105-25)
The NI-3100 & NI-3100+256 can be upgraded to provide one ICSHub and two ICSNet
ports by installing the optional ICSNet daughter card (FG2105-10 - see Other AMX
Equipment)
• NI-3100/ICS 64MB Controller with ICSNet (FG2105-15)
• NI-3100/256/ICS 256MB Controller with ICSNet (FG2105-35)
Dimensions (HWD):
• 3 1/2" x 17" x 3 1/2" (8.8 cm x 43.2 cm x 8.8 cm)
• RU: 2
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Introduction
NI-3100 Specifications (Cont.)
Power Requirement:
900 mA @ 12 VDC
Memory:
NI-3100 & NI-3100/ICS:
• 64 MB SDRAM
• 1 MB Non-volatile (NV) SRAM
NI-3100/256 & NI-3100/256/ICS:
• 256 MB SDRAM
• 1 MB Non-volatile (NV) SRAM
Compact Flash:
2GB or greater (upgradeable to 4GB - see Other AMX Equipment).
Note: AMX may increase Flash size at any time in response to market availability.
Weight:
4.55 lbs (2.06 kg)
Enclosure:
Metal with black matte finish
Certifications:
FCC Part 15 Class B, CE, and IEC 60950
Front Panel LEDs:
LINK/ACT (green):
Blinks when the Ethernet cables are connected and terminated correctly. Also blinks
when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Status (green):
Blinks to indicate that the system is programmed and communicating properly.
Output (red):
Blinks when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On and Off, sends data strings,
etc.
Input (yellow):
Blinks when the Controller receives data from button pushes, strings, commands,
channel levels, etc.
RS-232/422/485
(red / yellow):
Light to indicate that DB9 Ports 1 - 7 are transmitting or receiving RS-232, 422, or 485
data (red = TX, yellow = RX).
Relay (red):
Light to indicate the relay channels 1 - 8 are active (closed). These LEDs reflect the
state of the relay on Port 8.
IR/Serial (red):
Light to indicate the IR/Serial channels 1 - 8 are transmitting control data on Ports 9-16.
LED indicator for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial data is
being generated.
I/O (yellow):
Lights when the rear I/O channels 1 - 8 are active. The LED for each I/O port reflects the
state of that particular port.
Rear Panel Components:
RS-232/422/485
(Ports 1 - 7):
7 RS-232/422/485 control ports using DB9 (male) connectors with XON/XOFF (transmit
on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to send), and 300-115,200 baud.
ICSNet:
2 RJ-45 connectors for ICSNet interface (provided by optional ICSNet daughter card).
ICSHub Out:
RJ-45 connector provides data to a Hub connected to the Controller (provided by
optional ICSNet daughter card).
Relay (Port 8):
• 8-channel single-pole single-throw relay ports
• Each relay is independently controlled.
• Supports up to 8 independent external relay devices
• Channel range = 1-8
• Each relay can switch up to 24 VDC or 28 VAC @ 1 A
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connectors provide relay termination
Digital I/O
(Port 17):
8-channel binary I/O port for contact closure with each input being capable of voltage
sensing. Input format is software selectable with interactive power sensing for IR ports.
IR/Serial
(Ports 9 - 16):
8 IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers of up to 1.142 MHz with each
output being capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial.
• 8 IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
• IR ports support data mode (at limited baud rates and wiring distances).
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NI-3100 Specifications (Cont.)
Front Panel LEDs (Cont.):
Program Port:
RS-232 DB9 connector (male) can be connected to a DB9 port on a PC.
This connector can be used with serial and NetLinx programming commands, as well as
other DB9 capable devices, to both upload/download information from the NetLinx
Studio program.
Configuration DIP
Switch:
Sets the communication parameters for the Program port (see Baud Rate Settings).
ID Pushbutton:
Sets the NetLinx ID (Device only) assignment for the device.
Ethernet Port:
RJ-45 connector provides TCP/IP communication. This is an Auto MDI/MDI-X enabled
port, which allows you to use either straight-through or crossover Ethernet cables.
The Ethernet Port LEDs show communication activity, connection status, speeds, and
mode information:
• SPD (speed) - Yellow LED lights On when the connection speed is 100 Mbps and
turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.
• L/A (link/activity) - Green LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are connected and
terminated correctly, and blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
AxLink Port:
4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector that provides data and power to external
control devices. Green AXlink LED indicates the state of the AXlink port.
Power Port:
2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector.
Operating
Environment:
• Operating Temperature: 0° C (32° F) to 50° C (122° F)
• Operating Humidity: 20% to 85% RH
• Heat Dissipation (Typical): 36.9 BTU/hr
Included
Accessories:
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector (41-5025)
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AXlink connector (41-5047)
• 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connector (41-5107)
• Installation Kit (KA2105-01):
8-pin Relay Common Strip
4 rack mount screws
4 washers
• 2 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix female Relay connectors (41-5083)
• 2 CC-NIRC NetLinx IR Emitter Cables (FG10-000-11)
• 2 removable rack ears (62-2105-07)
Other AMX
Equipment:
2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix male connector (41-5026)
CC-NSER IR/Serial cables (FG10-007-10)
ICSNet daughter card (FG2105-10)
NCK, NetLinx Connector Kit (FG2902)
STS, Serial To Screw Terminal (FG959)
Upgrade Compact Flash (factory programmed with firmware): NXA-CF2NI4G, 4 GB
Flash Upgrade (FG2116-07)
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Introduction
NI-4100
The NI-4100 (FG2105-06) provides versatility with the ability to integrate the largest number of devices in the
NI Series of Master Controllers, including projectors, lighting, VCR and DVD players, thermostats and other
electronic equipment. In these technology-driven environments, this solution allows for the future addition of
more devices and control capabilities. With a perfect mix of compatible formats, the NI-4100 offers flexibility
and customization for businesses experiencing rapid growth and for homes that demand seamless integration
of technology and design.
The NI-4100 provides higher performance with a faster processor, up to 256 MB of onboard RAM and Duetcompatibility.
OUTPUT LED
INPUT LED
STATUS LED
LINK/ACT LED
RS-232/422/485 Status LEDs
RELAY Status LEDs
IR/SERIAL Status LEDs
I/O Status LEDs
front
Slot 1-4 connectors
rear
ICSNet/ICSHub Ports (provided by optional
ICSNet daughter card)
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1-7)
Cardframe
DIP Switch
Relays (Port 8)
I/O (Port 17)
IR/Serial (Ports 9-16)
PROGRAM Port
CONFIGURATION DIP Switch
Slot 1-4 connectors
ID Pushbutton
ETHERNET
10/100 Port
AxLink Port
12 VDC PWR Connector
FIG. 3 NI-4100
The NI-4100’s on-board Master also provides the ability to update installed control card firmware.
Verify you are using the latest NI firmware for the on-board Master. Verify you are
using the latest version of NetLinx Studio (available for download from
www.amx.com).
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NI-4100 Specifications
NI-4100 Specifications
Models Available:
• NI-4100 64MB Controller (FG2105-06)
Dimensions (HWD):
• 5 3/16" x 17" x 9 5/16" (13.2 cm x 43.2 cm x 23.7 cm)
• NI-4100/256 256MB Controller (FG2105-26)
• RU: 3
Power Requirement:
• 900 mA @ 12 VDC
Memory:
NI-4100:
• 64 MB SDRAM
• 1 MB Non-volatile (NV) SRAM
NI-4100/256:
• 256 MB SDRAM
• 1 MB Non-volatile (NV) SRAM
Compact Flash:
2GB or greater (upgradeable to 4GB - see Other AMX Equipment).
Weight:
9.15 lbs (4.15 kg)
Enclosure:
Metal with black matte finish
Certifications:
FCC Part 15 Class B, CE, and IEC 60950
Note: AMX may increase Flash size at any time in response to market availability.
Front Panel LEDs/Slots
LINK/ACT (green):
Blinks when the Ethernet cables are connected and terminated correctly. Also blinks
when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Status (green):
Blinks to indicate that the system is programmed and communicating properly.
Output (red):
Blinks when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On and Off, sends data
strings, etc.
Input (yellow):
Blinks when the Controller receives data from button pushes, strings, commands,
channel levels, etc.
RS-232/422/485 (red):
Light to indicate that DB9 Ports 1 - 7 are transmitting or receiving RS-232, 422, or
485 data.
Relay (red):
Light to indicate the relay channels 1 - 8 are active (closed). These LEDs reflect the
state of the relay on Port 8.
IR/Serial (red):
Light to indicate the IR/Serial channels 1 - 8 are transmitting control data on
Ports 9 - 16. LED indicator for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that
IR/Serial data is being generated.
I/O (yellow):
Light when the rear I/O channels 1 - 8 are active. The LED for each I/O port reflects
the state of that particular port.
NetLinx Control
Card Slots 1 - 4:
Accepts up to 4 compatible NetLinx Cards (NXC-COM2, NXC-I/O10, etc.)
Rear Panel Components
RS-232/422/485
(Ports 1 - 7):
7 RS-232/422/485 control ports using DB9 (male) connectors with XON/XOFF
(transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to send), and 300-115,200
baud.
ICSNet:
2 RJ-45 connectors for ICSNet interface (provided by optional ICSNet daughter
card).
ICSHub Out:
RJ-45 connector provides data to a Hub connected to the Controller (provided by
optional ICSNet daughter card).
Relay (Port 8):
• 8-channel single-pole single throw relay ports
• Each relay is independently controlled.
• Supports up to 8 independent external relay devices
• Channel range = 1-8
• Each relay can switch up to 24 VDC or 28 VAC @ 1 A
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connectors provide relay termination
Digital I/O (Port 17):
10
8-channel binary I/O port for contact closure with each input being capable of
voltage sensing. Input format is software selectable with interactive power sensing
for IR ports.
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Rear Panel Components (Cont.)
IR/Serial
(Ports 9 - 16):
8 IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers of up to 1.142 MHz with
each output being capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial.
• 8 IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
• IR ports support data mode (at limited baud rates and wiring distances).
Program Port:
RS-232 DB9 connector (male) can be connected to a DB9 port on a PC. This
connector can be used with serial and NetLinx programming commands, as well as
other DB9 capable devices, to both upload/download information from the NetLinx
Studio program.
Configuration
DIP Switch:
Sets the communication parameters for the Program port (see Baud Rate Settings).
ID Pushbutton:
Sets the NetLinx ID (Device only) assignment for the device.
Ethernet Port:
RJ-45 connector provides TCP/IP communication. This is an Auto MDI/MDI-X
enabled port, which allows you to use either straight-through or crossover Ethernet
cables.
The Ethernet Port LEDs show communication activity, connection status, speeds,
and mode information:
• SPD (speed) - Yellow LED lights On when the connection speed is 100 Mbps and
turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.
• L/A (link/activity) - Green LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are connected
and terminated correctly, and blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
AxLink Port:
4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector that provides data and power to
external control devices. Green AXlink LED indicates the state of the AXlink port.
Power Port:
2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector.
CardFrame #
DIP Switch:
Sets the starting address for the Control Cards in the CardFrame. (Factory default
CardFrame DIP switch value = 0). The Control Card address range is 1-3064.
Control Card
Connectors (1-4):
20-pin (male) connectors that connect the Control Cards and external equipment to
the CardFrame.
Operating Environment:
• Operating Temperature: 0° C (32° F) to 50° C (122° F)
• Operating Humidity: 20% to 85% RH
• Heat Dissipation (Typical): 36.9 BTU/hr
Included Accessories:
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector (41-5025)
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AXlink connector (41-5047)
• 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connector (41-5107)
• Installation Kit (KA2105-01):
8-pin Relay Common Strip
4 rack mount screws
4 washers
• 2 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) Relay connectors (41-5083)
• 2 CC-NIRC NetLinx IR Emitter Cables (FG10-000-11)
• 2 removable rack ears (62-2105-07)
Other AMX Equipment:
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix male connector (41-5026)
• CC-NSER IR/Serial cables (FG10-007-10)
• NCK, NetLinx Connector Kit (FG2902)
• STS, Serial To Screw Terminal (FG959)
• Upgrade Compact Flash (factory programmed with firmware): NXA-CF2NI4G,
4 GB Flash Upgrade (FG2116-07)
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Related Documents
For information on using the on-board Web Console, as well as NetLinx send commands and terminal
communications to configure the NI Controllers, refer to the NetLinx Integrated Controller WebConsole &
Programming Guide.
All product documentation is available to view or download from www.amx.com.
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Installation and Upgrading
Installing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4100 Only)
NetLinx Cards can be installed into the front card slots. The cards mount horizontally through the card slot
openings on the front of the enclosure.
1. Discharge the static electricity from your body, by touching a grounded object.
2. Remove the three screws by turning them in a counter-clockwise direction and then remove the faceplate
(FIG. 4).
NXC Card Slot faceplate
Thumbscrews
FIG. 4 NI-4100 front faceplate
3. Align the edges of the card with the internal guide slots and gently slide the card all the way into the slot.
4. Carefully apply a small amount of force to insert the cards into their respective connectors. If the cards
have LEDs on them, those LEDs will initiate a lighting sequence to indicate they are receiving power and
are communicating with the Controller.
5. Re-align the faceplate and secure it to the chassis by inserting the three screws by turning them in a
clockwise direction and securing the front plate to the Integrated Controller.
6. Install all rear connectors and apply power.
If the cards do not appear in the NetLinx Studio’s Workspace window for the selected
Master System number: give the system time to detect the inserted cards (and
refresh the system) and/or cycle power to the unit.
Setting the NetLinx Control Card Addresses (NI-4100 Only)
The 8-position CardFrame Number DIP switch (located on the rear of the NI-4100) sets the starting address
(the device number in the D:P:S specification) for the Control Cards installed in the CardFrame. The address
range is 1-3064.
The factory default CardFrame DIP switch value = 0 (all CardFrame DIP switches in the OFF
position).
The formula for setting the starting address is:
(DIP switch address x 12) + Card slot Number (1-12) = Card address
For example:
DIP switch setting, 00010101: (0 + 0 + 0 + 96 + 0 + 384 + 1536) + SLOT # (ex:1) = 2017.
A card in slot number 1 would be device address 2017.
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1. Set the CardFrame Number DIP switch based on the information listed in the table below.
Position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Value
12
24
48
96
192
384
768
1536
2. Cycle power to the unit for approximately 5 seconds. This allows the unit to read the new device number
settings.
Device:Port:System (D:P:S)
A device is any hardware component that can be connected to an AXlink or ICSNet bus. Each device must be
assigned a unique number to locate that device on the bus. The NetLinx programming language allows
numbers in the range 1-32,767 for ICSNet (255 for AXlink).
Only the Device value can be set through the DIP switch settings mentioned above.
NetLinx requires a Device:Port:System (D:P:S) specification. This D:P:S triplet can be expressed as a series of
constants, variables separated by colons, or a DEV structure. For example:
STRUCTURE DEV
{
INTEGER Number
INTEGER Port
INTEGER System
}
// Device number
// Port on device
// System the device belongs to
The D:P:S notation is used to explicitly represent a device number, port and system.
For example, 128:1:0 represents the first port on device 128 on this system.
If a device is declared in a NetLinx program with just the Device number (System and Port are omitted), the
NetLinx Compiler assumes it has a Port number of 1 and a System number of 0. However, you should
convert all existing device declarations using the D:P:S (Device:Port:System) notation. This enables certain
NetLinx specific debugging features and can help pinpoint other possibly obscure errors.
Here's the syntax:
NUMBER:PORT:SYSTEM
where:
NUMBER:
16-bit integer represents the device number
PORT:
16-bit integer represents the port number (in the range 1 through the number of
ports on the Controller or device)
SYSTEM:
16-bit integer represents the system number (0 = this system)
Removing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4100 Only)
To install NetLinx Control Card:
1. Discharge any static electricity from your body, by touching a grounded object and unplug all connectors
(if any) from the unit.
2. Remove the three faceplate screws by turning them in a counter-clockwise direction.
3. Remove the faceplate from the front plate (FIG. 4 on page 13).
4. Gently grasp the rear edge of the control card and gently pull it out from the unit (along the internal guide
slots).
5. Re-secure the faceplate by inserting the three faceplate screws by turning them in a clockwise direction
and securing the front plate to the Integrated Controller.
6. Re-apply power and other connections as necessary.
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Compact Flash Upgrades
The NetLinx Integrated Controllers are shipped with a default 2GB Compact Flash module.
It is recommended that ANY MEMORY UPGRADE should be done prior to any
installation. Refer to the following accessing and installation sections for more
information.
Upgrade Compact Flash (factory programmed with firmware):
NXA-CF2NI4G, 4 GB Flash Upgrade (FG2116-07)
This Compact Flash upgrade module is used by the NI-2100, NI-3100 and NI-4100 Controllers.
Accessing The Internal Components On An Integrated Controller
1. Carefully detach all connectors from the rear of the unit.
2. Remove the chassis housing screws from both the sides and top of the Controller, as shown in FIG. 5 by
using a grounded screwdriver turning in a counter-clockwise rotation.
The NI-2100 and NI-3100 have six screws on top and three on each side.
The NI-4100 has six screws on top and four on each side.
Chassis housing screws (top)
- 6 on top
- sides vary per model
Mounting
Brackets
Compact Flash
Compact Flash
insert location
Chassis housing screws (side)
- 4 on each side of the NI-4100
- 3 on each side of the
NI-3100/2100
NXC Card Slot
faceplate
NXC Card Slots
FIG. 5 Location of the Compact Flash (NI-4100 shown)
3. Carefully pull-up and remove the housing up and away from the Controller to expose the internal circuit
board (FIG. 5).
4. Refer to the followingInstallation of Compact Flash Upgradesfor detailed replacement information.
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Installation of Compact Flash Upgrades
1. Discharge any static electricity from your body by touching a grounded metal object.
2. Locate the 32 MB Compact Flash card on the main board. For more detailed information on component
locations, refer to FIG. 5.
3. Insert the tip of a grounded flathead screwdriver into one of the Card Removal Grooves (located on either
side of the card), and gently pry the card out of the slot. Repeat this process on the opposite card removal
groove. This alternating action causes the card to "wiggle" away from the on-board connector pins.
4. Slip your finger into the opening between the connector pins and the card, and push the card out to
remove it.
5. Remove the upgrade card from it’s anti-static bag.
6. Insert the upgrade card into the connector opening with the arrow facing towards the pins, then push it in
firmly until the contact pins are completely inside the flash card and securely attached to the connector
(FIG. 6).
Card Removal Grooves
Insert with arrow
facing towards
the connector pins
FIG. 6 Removing the Compact Flash card
7. To complete the upgrade process, close and re-secure the Integrated Controller enclosure using the
procedures outlined in the following section.
Any new internal card upgrade is detected by the Controller only after power is
cycled.
Closing and Securing the Outer Housing
Once the card has been replaced, close and re-secure the outer housing:
1. Align the cover back over the unit and gently slide-down the chassis until the openings are aligned over
their respective openings along both the sides and top of the unit.
2. Insert and secure the chassis housing screws back into their respective locations, as shown in FIG. 5 by
using a grounded screwdriver.
3. Re-install all connectors and apply power to the unit.
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Installing Into An Equipment Rack
Use the rack-mounting brackets (supplied) for equipment rack installations.
Remove the mounting brackets for flat surface installations.
Rack Mount Safety Instructions
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack
environment may be greater than room ambient. Therefore, consideration should be given to
installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum ambient temperature
50°C.
Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such that the amount of air flow required for safe
operation of the equipment is not compromised.
Mounting of the equipment in the rack should be such that a hazardous condition is not achieved
due to uneven mechanical loading.
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the
effect that overloading of the circuits might have on over current protection and supply wiring.
Appropriate consideration of equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this
concern.
Reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment should be maintained. Particular attention should be
given to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (e.g. use of power
strips).
Before completing the install process, it is recommended that you complete any
firmware upgrade of the NetLinx Control Cards. This upgrade involves physically
cycling power to the unit and can become cumbersome if the unit is already installed
into a rack. Refer to the NI Series NetLinx Integrated Controllers WebConsole &
Programming Guide (available online at www.amx.com) for detailed instructions.
1. Discharge the static electricity from your body by touching a grounded object.
2. Position and install the mounting brackets, as shown in FIG. 7, using the screws supplied with the unit.
The mounting brackets can be rotated to accommodate your mounting needs.
Install screws
Rack Mounting Holes
Bracket
Rack Mounting Holes
Install screws
FIG. 7 Mounting Integrated Controller into an equipment rack
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3. Thread the cables through the opening in the equipment rack. Allow for enough slack in the cables to
accommodate for movement during the installation process.
4. Reconnect all cables to their appropriate source/terminal locations. Refer to theConnections and
Wiring section on page 19 for more detailed wiring and connection information.
Verify that the terminal end of the power cable is not connected to the a power supply before
plugging in the 2-pin power connector.
To prevent repetition of the installation, test the incoming wiring by connecting the
Controller’s connectors to their terminal locations and applying power. Verify that the
unit is receiving power and functioning properly. Disconnect the terminal end of the
power cable from the connected 12 VDC-compliant power supply.
5. Slide the unit into the rack until the attachment holes, along both sides, align to their corresponding
locations on the mounting brackets, as shown in FIG. 7.
6. Secure the AC-RK to the rack by using the four #10-32 screws (80-0186) and four #10 washers (80-0342)
supplied in the kit.
7. Apply power to the unit to complete the installation.
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Connections and Wiring
Setting the Configuration DIP Switch (for the Program Port)
Prior to installing the Controller, use the Configuration DIP switch to set the baud rate used by the Program
port for communication. The Configuration DIP switch is located on the front of the Integrated Controllers.
Baud Rate Settings
Before programming the on-board Master, make sure the baud rate you set matches the communication
parameters set on both your PC’s COM port and those set through your NetLinx Studio.
By default, the baud rate is set to 38,400 (bps).
Baud Rate Settings on the Configuration DIP Switch
Baud Rate
Position 5 Position 6 Position 7
Position 8
9600 bps
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
38,400 bps (default)
OFF
ON
ON
ON
57,600 bps
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
115,200 bps
ON
ON
ON
ON
Note the orientation of the Configuration DIP Switch and the ON position label.
DIP switches 2, 3, and 4 must remain in the OFF position at all times.
Program Run Disable (PRD) Mode
You can also use the Program port’s Configuration DIP switch to set the on-board Master to Program Run
Disable (PRD) mode according to the settings listed in the table below.
PRD Mode Settings
PRD Mode
Position 1
Normal mode (default)
OFF
PRD Mode
ON
The PRD mode prevents the NetLinx program stored in the on-board Master from running when you power up
the Integrated Controller. This mode should only be used when you suspect the resident NetLinx program is
causing inadvertent communication and/or control problems.
If necessary, place the on-board Master in PRD mode and use the NetLinx Studio program to resolve the
communication and/or control problems with the resident NetLinx program. Then download the new NetLinx
program and try again.
Think of the PRD Mode (On) equating to a PC’s SAFE Mode setting. This mode
allows a user to continue powering a unit, update the firmware, and download a new
program while circumventing any problems with a currently downloaded program.
Power must be cycled to the unit after activating/deactivating this mode on the
Program Port DIP switch #1.
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Working With the Configuration DIP Switch
1. Disconnect the power supply from the 2-pin PWR (green) connector on the rear of the NetLinx Integrated
Controller.
2. Set DIP switch positions according to the information listed in the Baud Rate Settings on the
Configuration DIP Switch and PRD Mode Settings tables.
3. Reconnect the 12 VDC-compliant power supply to the 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix PWR connector.
Setting the CardFrame DIP Switch (NI-4100 only)
Refer to the Setting the NetLinx Control Card Addresses (NI-4100 Only) section on page 13 for a detailed
explanation on this process.
Program Port Connections and Wiring
The Integrated Controllers are equipped with a Program port located on the front of the unit. Use an RS232
programming cable to establish a connection between this Program port to your PC's COM port. This
connection provides communication with the NetLinx Integrated Controller. Then you can download NetLinx
programs to this on-board Master using the NetLinx Studio v 2.4 software program.
Refer to the NetLinx Studio instruction manual for programming instructions. The following table shows the
rear panel Program Port connector (male), pinouts, and signals.
Program Port, Pinouts, and Signals
Program Port Connector
5
4
3
2
1
9
8
Pin
Signal
2
RX
3
TX
5
GND
7
RTS
8
CTS
7
6
When wiring the 422/485 connections, do NOT use pre-made 9-wire cable or connect
the wire in the cable to any connection that will not be used by the DB9 serial port.
Only use wiring that connects the needed pins.
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Modes and Front Panel LED Blink Patterns
The following table lists the modes and blink patterns for the front panel LEDs associated with each mode.
These patterns are not evident until after the unit is powered.
Modes and LED Blink Patterns
LEDs and Blink Patterns
STATUS
(green)
OUTPUT
(red)
INPUT
(yellow)
Mode
Description
OS Start
Starting the operating system (OS).
On
On
On
Boot
On-board Master is booting.
On
Off
On
Contacting DHCP
server
On-board Master is contacting a DHCP server for
IP configuration information.
On
Off
Fast Blink
Unknown DHCP
server
On-board Master could not find the DHCP server.
Fast Blink
Off
Off
Downloading Boot
firmware
Downloading Boot firmware to the Master’s
on-board flash memory. Do not cycle power
during this process!
Fast Blink
No program running
There is no program loaded, or the program is
disabled.
Normal
On-board Master is functioning normally.
Fast Blink Fast Blink
On
Normal
Normal
1 blink
per second
Indicates
activity
Indicates
activity
Port Assignments and Functionality
The Port Assignments are as follows:
NI-2100 Port Assignments
NI-3100/4100 Port Assignments
Port
Port
ICSP Port #
ICSP Port #
Serial Port #1
1
Serial Port #1
1
Serial Port #2
2
Serial Port #2
2
Serial Port #3
3
Serial Port #3
3
Relays Ports (1-4)
4
Serial Port #4
4
IR/Serial Port #1
5
Serial Port #5
5
IR/Serial Port #2
6
Serial Port #6
6
IR/Serial Port #3
7
Serial Port #7
7
IR/Serial Port #4
8
Relays Ports (1-8)
8
I/O Port
9
IR Serial Port #1
9
IR Serial Port #2
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IR Serial Port #4
12
IR Serial Port #5
13
IR Serial Port #6
14
IR Serial Port #7
15
IR Serial Port #8
16
I/O Port
17
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AxLink Port and LED
All NI Controllers have an AxLink port and adjacent status LED (FIG. 8). This port allows the NI to support
AMX Legacy AXlink devices such as G3 touch panels (ex: CP4/A) and PosiTrack Pilot devices. A green LED
shows AXlink data activity. When the AXlink port is operating normally, blink patterns include:
Off - No power, or the controller is not functioning properly.
1 blink per second - Normal operation.
3 blinks per second - AXlink bus error. Check all AXlink bus connections.
FIG. 8 AXlink connector and LED
The AXlink port can be used to supply power to downstream AXlink-compatible devices as long as both the
power required is LESS THAN 2 Amps total and the external power supply feeding the NI unit has the
necessary power capability.
Wiring Guidelines
The Integrated Controllers use a 12 VDC-compliant power supply to provide power through the rear 2-pin 3.5
mm mini-Phoenix PWR connector. Use the power requirements referenced in the product’s Specifications
table to determine the power draw.
The incoming PWR and GND cable from the power supply must be connected to the corresponding locations
within the PWR connector.
This unit should only have one source of incoming power.
Using more than one source of power to the Controller can result in damage to the
internal components and a possible burn out.
Apply power to the unit only after installation is complete.
Wiring length guidelines
Refer to the following tables for the wiring length information used with the different types of NetLinx
Integrated Controllers:
Wiring Guidelines - NI-2100 (@ 700 mA)
Wire size
Maximum wiring length
18 AWG
154.83 feet (47.19 meters)
20 AWG
98.30 feet (29.96 meters)
22 AWG
63.40 feet (19.32 meters)
24 AWG
38.68 feet (11.79 meters)
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Wire size
Maximum wiring length
18 AWG
120.41 feet (39.70 meters)
20 AWG
76.45 feet (23.30 meters)
22 AWG
49.36 feet (15.04meters)
24 AWG
30.08 feet (9.17 meters)
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Preparing Captive Wires
You will need a wire stripper and flat-blade screwdriver to prepare and connect the captive wires.
Never pre-tin wires for compression-type connections.
1. Strip 0.25 inch (6.35 mm) of insulation off all wires.
2. Insert each wire into the appropriate opening on the connector (according to the wiring diagrams and
connector types described in this section).
3. Tighten the screws to secure the wire in the connector. Do not tighten the screws excessively doing so
may strip the threads and damage the connector.
Wiring a Power Connection
To use the 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix connector with a 12 VDC-compliant power supply, the incoming PWR
and GND cables from the external source must be connected to their corresponding locations on connector
(FIG. 9).
1. Insert the PWR and GND wires on the terminal end of the 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix cable. Match the
wiring locations of the +/- on both the power supply and the terminal connector.
2. Tighten the clamp to secure the two wires. Do not tighten the screws excessively; doing so may strip the
threads and damage the connector.
3. Verify the connection of the 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix to the external 12 VDC-compliant power supply.
PWR +
Power Supply
GND To the Integrated Controller
FIG. 9 2-pin mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (direct power)
Using the 4-Pin Mini-Phoenix Connector For Data and Power
Connect the 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) captive-wire connector to an external NetLinx device as
shown in FIG. 10.
To the Integrated Controller’s
AXlink/PWR connector
To the external AXlink device
Top view
PWR +
GND -
AXP/TX
AXM/RX
AXM/RX
PWR +
GND -
AXP/TX
Top view
FIG. 10 Mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (direct data and power)
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Using the 4-pin Mini-Phoenix Connector For Data With External Power
To use the 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) captive-wire connector for data communication and power
transfer, the incoming PWR and GND cable from the 12 VDC-compliant power supply must be connected to
the AXlink cable connector going to the Integrated Controller. FIG. 11 shows the wiring diagram. Always use
a local power supply to power the Integrated Controller unit.
To the Integrated Controller’s
AXlink/PWR connector
PWR (+)
GND (-)
Local +12 VDC
power supply
(coming from
an external
power supply)
To the external AXlink device
Top view
AXM/RX
GND -
AXP/TX
AXM/RX
GND -
AXP/TX
Top view
FIG. 11 4-pin mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (using external power source)
When you connect an external power supply, do not connect the wire from the PWR
terminal (coming from the external device) to the PWR terminal on the Phoenix
connector attached to the Controller unit. Make sure to connect only the AXM, AXP,
and GND wires to the Controller’s Phoenix connector when using an external power
supply.
Make sure to connect only the GND wire on the AXlink/PWR connector when using a separate 12 VDC
power supply. Do not connect the PWR wire to the AXlink connector’s PWR (+) opening.
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DB9 Device Port: Connections and Wiring
FIG. 12 shows the connector pinouts for the rear RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 (DB9) Device Ports.
These ports support most standard RS-232 communication protocols for data transmission. This figure gives a
visual representation of the wiring specifications for the RS-232/422/485 Device connectors. Refer to the rear
of the unit for more detailed connector pinout information.
DB9 Serial Port pinouts (male connector)
5
4
3
2
1
9
8
RS-232
7
6
Pin 2: RX signal
Pin 3: TX signal
Pin 5: GND
Pin 7: RTS
Pin 8: CTS
RS-485
RS-422
Pin 1: RX Pin 4: TX +
Pin 5: GND
Pin 6: RX +
Pin 9: TX -
Pin 1: A (strap to 9)
Pin 4: B (strap to 6)
Pin 5: GND
Pin 6: B (strap to 4)
Pin 9: A (strap to 1)
Male
FIG. 12 RS-232/422/485 DB9 (male) connector pinouts for the rear Device Ports
The table below provides information about the connector pins, signal types, and signal functions. This table’s
wiring specifications are applicable to the rear RS-232/422/485 Device Port connectors as follows:
NI-2100 (Ports 1-3)
NI-4100/NI-3100 (Ports 1-7)
RS-232/422/485 Device Port Wiring Specifications
Pin
Signal
Function
1
RX-
Receive data
2
RXD
Receive data
X
3
TXD
Transmit data
X
4
TX+
Transmit data
5
GND
Signal ground
RS-232
X
6
RX+
Receive data
7
RTS
Request to send
X
8
CTS
Clear to send
X
9
TX-
Transmit data
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RS-485
X
X (strap to pin 9)
X
X (strap to pin 6)
X
X
X (strap to pin 4)
X
X (strap to pin 1)
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ICSNet Port: Connections and Wiring
The NI Controller must be equipped with the available ICSNet connectors for this functionality to be active.
The following tables show the signal and pinouts/pairing information:
ICSNet RJ-45 Signals
Pin
Signal-Master
Signal-Device
1
TX +
RX +
2
TX -
RX -
3
N/A
N/A
4
GND
GND
5
N/A
N/A
6
N/A
N/A
7
RX +
TX +
8
RX -
TX -
RJ-45 Pinout Information (EIA/TIA 568 B)
Pin
Wire Color
Polarity
Function
1
Orange/White
+
Transmit
2
Orange
-
Transmit
3
Green/White
-
Mic
4
Blue
-
Ground
5
White/Blue
+
12 VDC
6
Green
+
Mic
7
White/Brown
+
Receive
8
Brown
-
Receive
TIA 568B
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
(female)
(male)
RJ-45 connector - pin configurations
Unlike the ICSNet ports, the ICSHub connections require a specific polarity. The
IN/OUT configuration, on the hub ports, was implemented to use the same cables as
ICSNet, but these ports need TX and RX crossed. You must connect an OUT to an
IN, or an IN to an OUT port.
This is done simply to keep the polarity straight. The Hub bus is still a bus. All Hub
connections are bi-directional.
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ICSHub OUT Port: Connections and Wiring
The NI Controller must be equipped with the available ICSNet connectors for this functionality to be active.
The following table describes the pinout/signal information for the ICSHub OUT port located on the rear panel
of the Integrated Controller.
ICSHub OUT Pinouts and Signals
Pin
Signal
1
RX +
Color
orange-white
2
RX -
orange
3
------
------
4
------
------
5
------
------
6
------
------
7
TX +
brown-white
8
TX -
brown
Relay Port: Connections and Wiring
You can connect up to 8 independent external relay devices on both the NI-4100 and NI-3100 units (4 on the
NI-2100) to the Relay connectors on the Integrated Controller.
Connectors labeled A are for common; B are for output.
Each relay is isolated and normally open.
A metal commoning strip is supplied with each Integrated Controller to connect multiple relays.
Relay Connections
Use A for common and B for output (FIG. 13). Each relay is isolated and normally open. A metal connector
strip is also provided to common multiple relays.
NI-2100 relay connector
configuration (Port 4)
NI-4100/NI-3100 relay connector
configuration (Port 8)
FIG. 13 RELAY connector (male)
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Input/Output (I/O) Port: Connections and Wiring
The I/O port responds to either switch closures, voltage level (high/low) changes, or it can be used for logiclevel outputs.
NI-2100 I/O connector
configuration (Port 9)
NI-4100/NI-3100 I/O connector
configuration (Port 17)
FIG. 14 INPUT/OUTPUT (I/O) connector (male)
A contact closure between the GND and an I/O port is detected as a Push.
When used for voltage inputs, the I/O port detects a low signal (0 - 1.5 VDC) as a Push, and a high
signal (3.5 - 5 VDC) as a Release. (This IO port uses 5V logic but can handle up to 12V without
harm).
When used for outputs, the I/O port acts as a switch to GND and is rated for 200mA @ 12 VDC.
The NI-2100 can use up to 4 I/O ports
The NI-3100 and NI-4100 can use up to 8 I/O ports
The PWR pin provides +12 VDC @ 200 mA and is designed as a power output for the PCS Power
Current Sensors, VSS2 Video Sync Sensors (or equivalent).
The GND connector is a common ground and is shared by all I/O ports. A common ground is
shared with I/O ports 1 - 8 (NI-3100/NI-4100) or with I/O ports 1 - 3 (NI-2100).
I/O Port Wiring Specifications
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I/O Port Wiring Specifications NI-2100
Pin
Signal
Function
Pin
Signal
Function
1
GND
Signal GND
1
GND
Signal GND
2
I/O 1
Input/Output
2
I/O 1
Input/Output
3
I/O 2
Input/Output
3
I/O 2
Input/Output
4
I/O 3
Input/Output
4
I/O 3
Input/Output
5
I/O 4
Input/Output
5
I/O 4
Input/Output
6
I/O 5
Input/Output
6
12 VDC
7
I/O 6
Input/Output
8
I/O 7
Input/Output
9
I/O 8
Input/Output
10
12 VDC
PWR
PWR
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IR/Serial Port: Connections and Wiring
You can connect up to eight IR- or Serial-controllable devices to the IR/Serial connectors on the rear of the
NI-4100 and NI-3100 and up to four on the NI-2100 (FIG. 15).
These connectors accept an IR Emitter (CC-NIRC) that mounts onto the device's IR window, or a mini-plug
(CC-NSER) that connects to the device's control jack. You can also connect a data 0 - 5 VDC device.
These units come with two CC-NIRC IR Emitters (FG10-000-11).
NI-2100 IR/Serial connector
configuration (Port 5-8)
NI-4100/NI-3100 IR/Serial connector
configuration (Port 9-16)
FIG. 15 IR/SERIAL (male)
The IR/Serial connector wiring specifications are listed in the following table.
IR/Serial Connector Wiring Specifications (per Port)
# of IR connections
NI-2100 Signal
Port #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
5
6
7
8
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Function
GND (-)
Signal GND
Signal 1 (+)
IR/Serial data
GND (-)
Signal GND
Signal 2 (+)
IR/Serial data
GND (-)
Signal GND
Signal 3 (+)
IR/Serial data
GND (-)
Signal GND
Signal 4 (+)
IR/Serial data
GND (-)
Signal GND
Signal 5 (+)
IR/Serial data
GND (-)
Signal GND
Signal 6 (+)
IR/Serial data
GND (-)
Signal GND
Signal 7 (+)
IR/Serial data
GND (-)
Signal GND
Signal 8 (+)
IR/Serial data
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
The maximum baud rate for ports using DATA mode is 19200. Also, DATA mode
works best when using a short cable length (< 10 feet).
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NetLinx Control Card Slot Connector (NI-4100 only)
FIG. 16 shows the 20-pin (male) connector that provides connection to the NetLinx Control Cards.
SLOT 1
20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
FIG. 16 NetLinx Control Card 20-pin connector
LAN (Ethernet/RJ-45 Port): Connections and Wiring
NI-x100 Controllers feature an Auto MDI/MDI-X LAN port. This provides the option of
using either a standard (straight through), or a crossover LAN cable to communicate
with a PC - both cable types will work.
The following table lists the pinouts, signals, and pairing for the LAN connector.
LAN RJ-45 Pinouts and Signals
Pin Signals
Connections
1 --------- 1
Pairing
Color
1
TX +
1 --------- 2 Orange-White
2
TX -
2 --------- 2
3
RX +
3 --------- 3
4
no connection
4 --------- 4
Blue
5
no connection
5 --------- 5
Blue-White
Orange
3 --------- 6 Green-White
6
RX -
6 --------- 6
Green
7
no connection
7 --------- 7
Brown-White
8
no connection
8 --------- 8
Brown
FIG. 17 diagrams the RJ-45 pinouts and signals for the LAN RJ-45 connector and cable.
FIG. 17 RJ-45 wiring diagram
LAN LEDs
L/A - Link/Activity LED
lights (green) when the
LAN cables are
connected and terminated
correctly.
SPD - Speed LED
lights (yellow) when the
connection speed is 100 Mbps
and turns Off when speed is
10 Mbps.
FIG. 18 LAN LEDs
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LAN Ports Used By the Integrated Controller
LAN Port Descriptions
Port type
Description
Standard Port #
FTP
The on-board Master has a built-in FTP server.
21/20 (TCP)
SSH
The SSH port functions using the same interface as Telnet but over a
22 (TCP)
secure shell where it uses SSL as a mechanism to configure and diagnose
a NetLinx system.
This port value is used for secure Telnet communication.
Note: SSH version 2 is only supported.
Telnet
The NetLinx Telnet server provides a mechanism to configure and
diagnose a NetLinx system.
23 (TCP)
For maximum flexibility, the Master can be configured to utilize a different
port than 23, or disable Telnet completely from either Telnet or the
Program Port located on the rear of the Master itself. Once disabled, the
only way to enable Telnet again is from the Master’s Program port.
HTTP
The Master has a built-in web server that complies with the HTTP 1.0
specification and supports all of the required features of HTTP v1.1.
80 (TCP)
This port is used for unsecure HTTP Internet communication between the
web browser’s UI and the target Master.
HTTPS/SSL This port is used by a web browser to securely communicate between the
web server UI and the target Master. This port is also used to
simultaneously encrypt this data using the SSL certificate information on
the Master as a key.
443 (TCP)
ICSP
1319 (UDP/TCP)
Peer-to-peer protocol used for both Master-to-Master and Master-todevice communications.
For maximum flexibility, the Master can be configured to utilize a different
port than 1319, or disable ICSP over LAN completely from either Telnet or
the Program Port located on the rear of the Master itself.
This type of communication is used by the various AMX product for
communication amongst themselves.
integration! This feature on the Master uses, by default, port 10500 for the XML based
Solutions
communication protocol. This port is connected to by the client web
browser’s JVM when integration! Solutions control pages are retrieved
from the on-board Master’s web server.
10500 (TCP)
For maximum flexibility, the on-board Master can be configured to utilize a
different port than 10500 or to disable integration! Solutions completely.
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