RC-SV Configuration Guide Revision 3

RC-SV Configuration Guide Revision 3
Kramer Electronics, Ltd.
RC-SV Configuration
Guide Revision 3
Software Version 2.1.2.32
Intended for Kramer Technical Personnel or external
System Integrators. To check that you have the latest
version, go to the DOWNLOADS section of our Web site at:
http://www.kramerelectronics.com/support/downloads.asp
Contents
Contents
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2.1
Introduction
Quick Start
Overview
System Requirements for the Kramer RC Configuration 2 Software
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2.1.1
2.1.2
System Requirements
Operating Systems
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4.1
4.2
Initial Planning
The RC Configuration Software
Installing the Software
Downloading and Installing the Drivers
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4.2.1
4.2.2
4.2.3
Download the Drivers
Install the Drivers
Creating a Driver Command
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4.3
4.4
Port Mapping
The Kramer RC-SV Configuration Main Window
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4.4.1
The RC Command Area
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5.1
5.2
Creating a Macro
Labeling the Buttons
Creating a Driver Command
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5.2.2
5.2.3
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
5.2.8
An RS-232 Command – Switch Input to Output
A LIGHT Command – Select the Button Color
A Relay Command – Turn Lights ON
A Switcher Command
A Power Amplifier Command
An LCD Keypad Command
Setting the Button State and Color
The Ignore Button Command
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6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
The Kramer RC Configuration Menus
The File Menu
The Edit Menu
The Configuration Menu
The Device Menu
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6.4.1
6.4.2
The Connect Command
The Device Properties Dialog Box
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7.2
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8.1
The Help Menu
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Load Firmware
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Connecting the RC-6X Series Room Controller as a Standalone Device 41
The Port Manager in the Standalone Mode
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The Device Properties Window in the Standalone Mode
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Connecting via the ETHERNET
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Connecting the ETHERNET Port directly to a PC (Crossover Cable)
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Connecting the ETHERNET Port via a Network Hub (Straight-Through Cable)44
Writing a Configuration
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Figures
Figure 1: Media Room Components List
Figure 2: Driver Database Notice
Figure 3: Setting a Working Directory
Figure 4: Change Working Directory Window
Figure 5: The Driver Manager Window Prior to Installing the Drivers
Figure 6: Importing a Kramer Driver File
Figure 7: Exporting a Kramer Driver File
Figure 8: The Driver Manager Window
Figure 9: New Serial Command Window
Figure 10: Writing the Serial Commands
Figure 11: New IR Command Window
Figure 12: Connect to IR Capture Device Window
Figure 13: IR Command Area Window
Figure 14: IR Emitter Wiring
Figure 15: The Sony DVD Player in the RC Command Area
Figure 16: The Port Manager Window
Figure 17: The Kramer RC Configuration Main Window
Figure 18: Event Macros Tab
Figure 19: Using the Toggle 1-2-3-4 Behavior
Figure 20: IR, RS-232 and RS-485 Port RC Command Area
Figure 21: LIGHT RC Command Area
Figure 22: Relay Port RC Command Area
Figure 23: Switcher Port RC Command Area
Figure 24: Switcher Port RC Command Area
Figure 25: Button Color Port RC Command Area
Figure 26: Ignore Button Port RC Command Area
Figure 27: Selecting a Button to Write a Macro
Figure 28: Creating a New Command
Figure 29: Selecting the Port
Figure 30: Setting the Delay Time and Button Lighting
Figure 31: Labeling the RC Buttons
Figure 32: Typing the Label
Figure 33: Switch to COMP1 Command
Figure 34: LIGHT Command
Figure 35: Lights ON RC Command
Figure 36: Switcher RC Command
Figure 37: High Volume RC Command
Figure 38: Keypad LCD RC Command
Figure 39: Change Color RC Command
Figure 40: Select Button Color
Figure 41: Ignore RC Command
Figure 42: The File Menu
Figure 43: The Edit Menu
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Figure 44: The Configuration Menu
Figure 45: Volume Properties Window
Figure 46: The Device Menu
Figure 47: Device Selection Dialog Box
Figure 48: Device Properties Window
Figure 49: The Help Menu
Figure 50: Load Firmware Upgrade Window (SV-551)
Figure 51: Connect Window
Figure 52: Load Firmware Upgrade Window (RC-6x)
Figure 53: Transforming to the Standalone Configuration
Figure 54: Standalone Device Description
Figure 55: The Port Manager in the Standalone Mode
Figure 56: The Device Properties Window in the Standalone Mode
Figure 57: Local Area Connection Properties Window
Figure 58: Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Window
Figure 59: Loading a Configuration
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Tables
Table 1: Room Controller Commands Available
Table 2: Driver Manager Window Features
Table 3: Connectors Available for Driver Commands
Table 4: The Port Manager Window Features
Table 5: Kramer RC Configuration Window Features
Table 6: IR, RS-232 and RS-485 Port Command Area Features
Table 7: File Menu Features
Table 8: Edit Menu Features
Table 9: Configuration Menu Features
Table 10: Device Menu Features
Table 11: Connect Dialog Box
Table 12: Connect Dialog Box
Table 13: Help Menu Features
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Introduction
1 Introduction
Welcome to Kramer Electronics! Since 1981, Kramer Electronics has been
providing a world of unique, creative, and affordable solutions to the vast range
of problems that confront the video, audio, presentation, and broadcasting
professional on a daily basis. In recent years, we have redesigned and upgraded
most of our line, making the best even better! Our 1,000-plus different models
now appear in 11 groups1 that are clearly defined by function.
Congratulations on purchasing your Kramer Room Controller (RC) device,
which is ideal for controlling A/V equipment and media room items.
The configuration software is part of the package and includes this RC-SV
Configuration Guide2.
1 GROUP 1: Distribution Amplifiers; GROUP 2: Switchers and Matrix Switchers; GROUP 3: Control Systems; GROUP 4:
Format/Standards Converters; GROUP 5: Range Extenders and Repeaters; GROUP 6: Specialty AV Products; GROUP 7:
Scan Converters and Scalers; GROUP 8: Cables and Connectors; GROUP 9: Room Connectivity; GROUP 10: Accessories
and Rack Adapters; GROUP 11: Sierra Products
2 Download up-to-date Kramer user manuals and guides from the Internet at this URL: http://www.kramerelectronics.com
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Introduction
1.1 Quick Start
To configure your Room Controller, follow these basic steps (see section 4):
1. Download the software from our Web site
at: http://www.kramerelectronics.com
2. Extract the ZIP file
3. Install the software application
4. Install the Kramer USB driver
1. In the Driver Manager window, select the
required driver from the Vendor, Device
and Revision areas
2. Create a command via the Serial
Command area or the IR Commands
area
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1. Check, according to your list of
peripheral devices, that you have all the
required drivers
2. Download the required drivers to a folder
(for example, C:\Media-Room1\Peripheral Device Drivers)
Click the “Port Manager...” Item in the
Configuration menu and define as required
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Overview
2 Overview
The RC-SV Configuration Software V2.1.2.32 is used to configure several
types of room controllers as follows1:
SV-551 in a SummitView™ Essentials Kit and Standard Kit2 for Europe
or the US (the SV-551 is defined as the Master and the room controllers
are slaves)
RC-6x3 Room Controller for Europe or the US (the room controller is
connected as a standalone unit and is defined as the master), see section 7.
RC-2
RC-2C4
RC-2C4 combined with the PL-18
FC-29 for learning IR commands
Section 3, section 4 and section 6 apply to all the room controllers listed in
Table 1, unless noted otherwise
Since each Room Controller includes different ports5, you will find that not all
the available commands6 apply to your Room Controller.
Table 1 defines the sections that apply to each Room Controller:
Table 1: Room Controller Commands Available
The Commands [Section Number]
Machine
IR OUT
[5.2.1]
RS-232
[5.2.1]
RS-485
[5.2.1]
SV-5517
Yes
Yes
Yes
RC-6x3
Yes
Yes
RC-2
Yes
RC-2C
Yes
Yes
RC-2C + PL-18
Yes
Yes
LIGHT
[5.2.2]
RELAY
[5.2.3]
SWITCHER
[5.2.4]
POWER
AMP [5.2.5]
KEYPAD
LCD [5.2.6]
BUTTON
COLOR [5.2.7]
IGNORE
BUTTON
[5.2.8]
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1 For each machine, the installation process is described in the separate user manual. you can download the up-to-date
Kramer user manuals and guides from the Internet at this URL: http://www.kramerelectronics.com
2 The Kramer SummitView™ Essentials Kit and Standard Kit present a solution for the integration of media and control in
classrooms, training rooms and presentation rooms. It includes the Kramer SV-551 SummitView™ Processor / Switcher and
a set of room controllers (Wall plates are also included in the kit but they are not configured ) that can be configured via the
Kramer RC-SV Configuration software
3 Refers to the Kramer RC-62 and RC-63 families (European and US versions)
4 The RC-2C (RC-2) firmware version must be at 1573 or higher
5 For example, RC-2 includes only an RS-232 port, so the other commands are not available for this machine
6 Section 4.4.1 describes the different command areas (some of which may not be available for your Room Controller)
7 as Part of the Kramer SummitView™ Essentials Kit and Standard Kit European and US versions)
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Initial Planning
Before you operate the RC system:
Import the drivers of the peripheral devices
Configure your system1
Write the configuration1
Install the room controller system
2.1 System Requirements for the Kramer RC Configuration 2 Software
This section describes the system requirements for the Kramer RC
Configuration software.
2.1.1
System Requirements
The system requirements include:
400MHz processor
128MB RAM
At least 300MB free hard disk space
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0
Network connection for configuring devices or USB
Microsoft.NET® Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, automatically installed
(see section 4.1)
2.1.2
Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows XP® is the recommended operating system2.
3 Initial Planning
Carefully plan your RC system layout to ensure a smooth and easy
configuration and installation (refer to the separate User Manuals3), by:
Defining your requirements
Listing the peripheral devices and room items that will be included in the
system
Planning the location of each device
Planning the function of each device
Make a detailed list of the functions and commands required of the system
devices, as illustrated in the partial list in Figure 1:
1 The SV-551 for the SummitView™ system and the RC-6x for the standalone setup
2 Windows NT does not support .NET 2.0
3 Download up-to-date Kramer user manuals and guides from the Internet at this URL: http://www.kramerelectronics.com
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Figure 1: Media Room Components List
Once this list is finalized and approved, you can carry on with the
configuration and installation process.
Note that the RC configuration and installation processes are independent of
each other. You do not have to connect the RC device before starting the
configuration
4 The RC Configuration Software
The Kramer RC-SV configuration software lets you set a sequence of
commands (the macro) and assign them to any of the buttons on the RC
device.
The Kramer RC-SV configuration software lets you:
Create your own device drivers manually or via the IR learner feature
Write, modify or delete commands
Change the order of commands within the macro
Set delay times between commands in a macro
Set the button lighting and color
Change text on the LCD displays on the RC units
Save multiple sets of RC device configurations
The RC buttons can be configured prior to installation
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The following sections describe how to:
Install the software (see section 4.1)
Download the device drivers (see section 4.2)
Create Serial and IR commands (see section 4.2.3)
Map the ports (see section 4.3)
Use the Kramer RC Configuration main window (see section 4.4)
4.1 Installing the Software
Prior to using the Kramer RC-SV configuration software, make sure that the
“.NET Framework” Revision 2.0 software is installed on your PC. If it is not,
you need to install it:
If you have a fast Internet connection, this software is automatically
installed during the installation of the Kramer RC-SV configuration
software
If you do not have a fast Internet connection, insert the CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive, double click the dotnetfx.exe1 file and follow the
on-screen instructions2
Before getting started with your Kramer RC-SV configuration, you must
download the software and then install it. You can download it3 from the
Internet. To do so:
1. Go to our Web site at http://www.kramerelectronics.com and download the
file: “Kramer RC-SV Config.zip” from the DOWNLOADS section.
2. Extract the file “Kramer RC-SV Config.zip” package, which includes the
Kramer RC configuration 2 application setup and the Kramer device drivers4,
to a folder (for example, C:\Program Files\Kramer RC Configuration).
3. Install the Kramer RC-SV Configuration application.
When running Setup, you are prompted to set the working directory (see
Figure 2):
1 File names are liable to change
2 Installation may take about 15 minutes
3 File names are liable to change from time to time
4 Mostly for matrix switchers and switchers
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Figure 2: Driver Database Notice
4. Click OK.
The following window appears (see Figure 3):
Figure 3: Setting a Working Directory
5. Select or create a new working directory1 (see Figure 4).
1 The working directory will keep the information that is essential for operating the software. This information will remain
unchanged while upgrading the software
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Figure 4: Change Working Directory Window
6. Continue to run the setup according to the installation instructions.
4.2 Downloading and Installing the Drivers
The RC system peripheral devices have device drivers that let them
communicate with computers. The device driver needs to be installed so that
the computer can recognize it and control it. The Kramer RC-SV
Configuration software uses driver commands to control these peripheral
devices.
4.2.1
Download the Drivers
Check—according to your list of peripheral devices (see the example in
Figure 1) —that you have all the required drivers:
Kramer machines have drivers that are provided within the package
Other peripheral device drivers that are included in the package
Download the required drivers to a folder (for example, C:\Media-Room1\Peripheral Device Drivers).
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4.2.2
Install the Drivers
The peripheral device drivers are installed via the Driver Manager window,
defined in Figure 8 and Table 2:
To access the Driver Manager window:
1. Open the Kramer RC-SV Configuration program.
2. The following window appears:
Install the Kramer USB driver from the installation disc or from our Web site
at http://www.kramerelectronics.com.
3. From the File menu, click Driver Manager.
The Driver Manager window appears (see Figure 5).
When open, the Driver Manager window lets you:
Import one or more drivers (Import Drivers…, see Figure 6), or export an
existing driver (Export Driver…, see Figure 7)
Add a new device driver
Rename or delete devices, revisions and commands, as defined in Table 2
Set the driver revision date
Write new commands
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Figure 5: The Driver Manager Window Prior to Installing the Drivers
Figure 6: Importing a Kramer Driver File
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Figure 7: Exporting a Kramer Driver File
Figure 8 and Table 2 define the Driver Manager window:
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Figure 8: The Driver Manager Window
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Table 2: Driver Manager Window Features
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Feature
Vendors Area
Function
Lists the downloaded vendors
New: press to enter a new vendor name manually
Rename: press to rename the vendor name
Delete: erases the selected vendor
Devices Area
Lists the names of devices of a selected vendor (in the Vendors area)
New: press to enter a new device name manually
Rename: press to rename the device name
Delete: press to erase the selected device
Revisions Area
Lists the revision of a selected device
New: press to enter a new revision manually
Rename: press to rename the revision number
Delete: press to erase the selected revision
Driver Area
Displays the selected Vendor, Device Model and Revision. Lets you set
the Revision Date
Serial Settings Area
Select the serial settings for the device: the Baud Rate, the Data Bits, the
Parity and the Stop Bits
Serial Commands Area Lists the serial command names for a specific device
New: press to enter a new command name manually
Rename: press to rename the Command editing tab
Delete: press to erase the selected command
IR Commands Area
Lists the IR command names for a specific device
New: press to enter a new command name manually
Rename: press to rename the Command editing tab
Delete: erases the selected command
Command Area
Displays the command type (see Figure 10 and Figure 13)
Drivers Area
Import Drivers…: press to import one or more driver files
Export Driver…: press to export a driver file
OK Button
Apply changes and close window
Cancel Button
Close window without applying changes
Apply Button
Apply changes, but do not close window
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4.2.3
Creating a Driver Command
Driver commands are written via the connectors specific to each of the
machines, as defined in Table 3:
Table 3: Connectors Available for Driver Commands
Machine Name
SV-551
RC-6x
RC-2
RC-2C
FC-29
Connectors Available
ETH, USB
USB
RS-232
RS-232
USB
Connection Method
Ethernet, USB
USB
Serial
Serial
USB
You can write two types of commands to a connected device (for example, a
DVD, or a Kramer machine):
Serial commands (see section 4.2.3.1)
IR commands (see section 4.2.3.2)
4.2.3.1
Creating a Serial Command
To write the serial commands for the selected device, click the New button in
the Serial Commands area. The New Serial Command window appears. Type
the new command name:
Figure 9: New Serial Command Window
A Serial Command type area appears, as illustrated in Figure 10.
Figure 10: Writing the Serial Commands
The serial commands created can be sent via RS-232 and RS-485 ports.
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4.2.3.2
Creating an IR Command
To create IR commands for a selected device, connect the FC-29 or RC
device1 directly2 to your PC via the USB connector and use the remote control
transmitter3 to learn its IR commands.
When creating IR commands, you have to connect the device directly to the
PC via the USB connector. When a RC-6x (in the slave configuration) is
connected, although it is directly connected, it should remain in the slave state
because if it is defined as master, it will not function when reconnected to the
SV-551.
To keep the RC-6x in the slave configuration:
1. Connect the RC-6x directly to the USB connector. The following window
appears:
2. Click NO to keep the device in the Slave configuration.
If you have a problem connecting to the USB port, make sure that you have
installed the Kramer USB driver (see section 4.2.2).
To write a new IR command to the RC device:
1. Click the New button in the IR commands area to type the new command name.
The following window appears:
Figure 11: New IR Command Window
1 That has IR learning capability, as defined in Table 3
2 Whether it is defined as a Slave or a standalone Master
3 Of the machine from which you want to learn the IR commands. For example, use the DVD control transmitter to write the
DVD commands to the driver manager
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2. In the Command area, click the Connect to IR Capture Device button (see
Figure 13), select the port and click OK:
Figure 12: Connect to IR Capture Device Window
3. Click the Read IR button to read the command.
The command area displays the following message: “Ready for reading IR
command. Please send IR command to the device”.
4. Press the appropriate button on the remote control transmitter.
The command area displays the following message: “IR command reading”.
The IR command appears, as illustrated in Figure 13:
Figure 13: IR Command Area Window
You can test the IR command by connecting the RC unit IR terminal block
connectors to the device via the IR emitter, and then clicking the IR-Out
Testing button.
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Figure 14 shows how to connect the IR emitter1. The white striped side
connects to IR OUT, the black side connects to the Ground, and the LED
Emitter Shell is affixed to the IR sensor window with the adhesive layer.
Figure 14: IR Emitter Wiring
NOTE: The dual IR emitter emits a weaker IR signal that may not be detected
by some devices
4.3 Port Mapping
The Port Manager window defines the ports on the Room Controller (see
section 2) and lets you write a description and assign a default driver for each
port. For example, if a DVD is connected to the SV-551 via the IR_2 port, you
can change the description next to that port to “Sony DVD” and assign the
Sony DVD driver to this port.
In this way, the Sony driver will be associated with the Sony DVD port2 when
creating a command sequence as illustrated in Figure 15, making it easier to
select the commands (also see section 4.4.1). The same applies to all the ports
in the Port Manager window.
Figure 15: The Sony DVD Player in the RC Command Area
For the RS-232 and RS-485 ports on the unit, the Port Manager window also
lets you set the baud rate, data bits, parity and stop bits. These definitions will
override the definitions written in the driver manager.
1 Using the Kramer 3.5mm to IR Emitter Control Cable (C-A35/IRE-10)
2 Although you can assign it with a different Vendor or Device
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To open the Port Manager window, click the “Port Manager…” item in the
Configuration menu (see section 6.3). Figure 16 shows the Port Manager
window for Kramer SV-551 SummitView™ Processor / Switcher1.
Figure 16: The Port Manager Window
Table 4: The Port Manager Window Features
Port
The Item
Description
Lists the ports available for the selected machine
Description
Type a description of the port
Settings
For serial ports, press the white area to open the serial Settings window and define the baud
rate and parity
For Ethernet ports, press the white area to open the Ethernet Settings window and define the
IP address and TCP port
Default Driver
Press the white area to open the Drivers Tree window and select the default driver for this port
Press to clear the Default Driver data
Reset
Press to reset to default definitions
1 Figure 55 shows the Port Manager window for the RC-6x standalone setup
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4.4 The Kramer RC-SV Configuration Main Window
After importing the drivers and defining the ports, use the Kramer RC
Configuration main window to assign a sequence of commands (the macro)
for each RC button. Figure 17 illustrates the Kramer RC-SV Configuration
main window1, and Table 5 defines it:
Figure 17: The Kramer RC Configuration Main Window
1 The Window appearance is slightly different for each machine (for example, the keypad is specific to the machine selected)
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Table 5: Kramer RC Configuration Window Features
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1 Menu Bar
Device Area
Feature
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Connection Box
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Name Box
Master Box
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Keypad Box
Keypad Tab
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Event Macros Tab
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Button Area3
Label Text Box
Behavior Dropdown Box
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Function
Menus are described in section 6
Displays the connection properties with the device (IP address or
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com port)
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Displays the name of the specific device
Select the Master device to which the slave keypad is connected.
Click the change button to change the master device type and
the Slave Keypad appearance (from a list)
Select the device type2
Shows the layout of the RC buttons according to the device type
selected, with the labels on the button. Click to Select a button to
configure, modify, read, or delete its macro.
When the button is:
Blue rimmed, it is assigned a command sequence
Green, it is selected
Gray, it is not assigned a macro
By default, one event command sequence is assigned and can
have commands added to it: Startup – a series of commands to be
executed upon unit startup (see Figure 18)
Select a button and type the required button label
Assign the button response to press and release actions
Button Definition
Behavior
Activate on Release
The macro is executed upon releasing
(default)
the button
Activate while Pressed
The macro is activated and repeated
for as long as the button is pressed
Toggle 1-2-3-4
Cycling macro behavior:
The button can be assigned with up to
4 different macros. Each time it is
pressed, the next macro in the set will
be activated in a cyclic fashion.4
Toggle Press-Release
Dual macro behavior:
One macro is activated when pressing
the button and the other is activated
when releasing the button
Disabled
The button is disabled
Start After (1/10 Sec)5
Start the macro sequence after the set
time
Repeat Every (1/10
Repeat the macro sequence as set
Sec)5
1 The name and IP number are initially set by the Properties dialog box (see section 7.2)
2 The device type can be selected only if there is no device connected to the computer. If a device is connected, the device
type is selected automatically
3 The Button area appears only after selecting a button in the Front Panel tab
4 The number of toggle states can be determined (from 1 to 4). The selected number of toggle states appears above the Button
Macro area (see Figure 19)
5 Applies to the SV-551 and the RC-6x series
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Write Configuration Button1
Function
Press to write the configuration of all the buttons to the device
Button Macro Area
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Button Macro Display Box
Displays the macro RC commands’ Description, Delay and Port
in sequence. Select an RC command to duplicate, delete, or
change its position in the sequence
Click to add a new command to the Button Macro display box2
(see section 4.4.1)
Duplicate a command in the Button Macro display box
Delete a command from the Button Macro display box
Move up the selected command
New Command Button
Duplicate Command Button
Delete Command Button
Button
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Button
RC command Area (see section
4.4.1)
Description Text Box
Port Drop-down Box
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Delay after command Text Box3
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Button lighting Area
Move down the selected command
Appears different for different ports and includes the following
features of the command selected in the Button Macro display
box:
Optional descriptive text for the command
Displays the port associated with the RC command: Select a port
when modifying or writing a new RC command
Set a delay time following the command4
Select the buttons that will illuminate, turn dark or remain the same
following a command (the lighting configuration can be different for
each command within the sequence). Toggle between ON (yellow),
OFF (black) and No Change (gray). You can also click reset to
reset the buttons to No Change (gray)
Figure 18 shows the Event Macros Tab:
Figure 18: Event Macros Tab
1 This button is enabled only when a device is connected to the PC. Otherwise it is disabled
2 The button macro display box displays <No Description> under Description and None under Port
3 Shows after checking this option in the configuration menu
4 In seconds or milliseconds, via check box
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Figure 19 shows the Toggle button behavior:
Figure 19: Using the Toggle 1-2-3-4 Behavior
4.4.1
The RC Command Area
The RC Command area appears different for the various types of ports.
4.4.1.1
The IR, RS-232 and RS-485 Ports RC Command Area
Figure 20 and Table 6 define the IR, RS-232 and RS-485 Port Command area:
Figure 20: IR, RS-232 and RS-485 Port RC Command Area
Table 6: IR, RS-232 and RS-485 Port Command Area Features
Drop-down Box
Vendor Drop-down Box
Device Drop-down Box
Revision Drop-down Box
Driver command Drop-down Box
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Description
Displays the current vendor. Select the vendor when writing a
new RC command or modifying a selected command
Displays the device driver name. Select the device driver when
modifying or writing a new RC command
Displays the device driver revision. Select a revision when
modifying or writing a new RC command
Displays the current driver command. Select a driver command
when writing a new command or modifying a selected command
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4.4.1.2
The LIGHT RC Command Area
Figure 21 shows the LIGHT Command area (right click the selected button to
display the button colors):
Figure 21: LIGHT RC Command Area
4.4.1.3
The Relay Port RC Command Area
The relay RC Command Area includes the Relay command drop-down box
(Close, Open):
Figure 22: Relay Port RC Command Area
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4.4.1.4
The Switcher Port RC Command Area
The switcher port command area includes the SV-551 Switcher command
drop-down box (Video 1, Video 2, PC1, PC2 and PC3):
Figure 23: Switcher Port RC Command Area
4.4.1.5
The Keypad LCD Port RC Command Area
The keypad LCD port RC Command area includes the LCD command dropdown box, which lets you type any text (up to 8 characters) to the LCD
display on the control device:
Figure 24: Switcher Port RC Command Area
4.4.1.6
The Button Color Port RC Command Area
The button color port RC Command area lets you select the button color and
state (On Off, Fast Blink and Slow Blink) for each button:
Figure 25: Button Color Port RC Command Area
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4.4.1.7
The Ignore Button Port RC Command Area
The Ignore/ Unignore command lets you control whether a press of a button
will issue the associated sequence of commands for that button. For example,
inserting "IGNORE button 4" into another button's command macro, will
actually disable button 4 until the "UNIGNORE button 4" command will be
issued from another command macro.
Figure 26: Ignore Button Port RC Command Area
5 Creating a Macro
A macro includes a sequence of commands assigned to a selected button on
the RC device.
To create a sequence of commands:
1. Press a button in the Slave Keypad tab to select the button to which you want
to write the macro. The button turns green:
Figure 27: Selecting a Button to Write a Macro
2. Click the New button in the Button Macro area:
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Figure 28: Creating a New Command
3. Select a port1 from the drop-down box (for example, the RS-232 terminal
block). The default driver appears.
4. Select a command from the Driver command area and write its description.
Click the up or down arrow to save the command to the macro:
Figure 29: Selecting the Port
5. Repeat this process to add new commands. Click Duplicate to duplicate the
command and delete a command by clicking the Delete button.
6. If required, set a delay time after the command or set the button lighting:
1 This is an example. The RC command area appears different for different ports, as described in section 5.2
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Figure 30: Setting the Delay Time and Button Lighting
5.1 Labeling the Buttons
For your convenience, you can label the buttons in the Keypad tab area, as
illustrated in the example in Figure 31.
Figure 31: Labeling the RC Buttons
To label a button:
1. Open the Kramer RC Configuration main window.
2. Select a button.
3. Type the button text in the Label area:
Figure 32: Typing the Label
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5.2 Creating a Driver Command
The driver commands for each port are slightly different. The following
sections describe how to write a new command for the different ports.
Each machine has a different set of commands, as defined in Table 1
5.2.1
An RS-232 Command – Switch Input to Output
To add a driver command to a button (for example, to switch the DVD player
to the projector), do the following:
1. Open the Port drop-down box and select the RS-232 Terminal Block (or IR
OUT or RS-485) port1 from the list2.
If a driver was assigned in the port mapping stage, the default driver associated
with this port appears.
2. In the RC command area, write the command description (for example,
SWITCH).
3. Select the Driver command (for example, “COMP!”) from the drop-down
box2.
Figure 33 illustrates the RS-232 RC Command area as it appears after writing
the driver command:
Figure 33: Switch to COMP1 Command
1 Once the port is selected, the default driver details appear
2 If the required data does not exist, you can install it via the Manager Driver window (see section 4.1)
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5.2.2
A LIGHT Command – Select the Button Color
To change the color of a button, do the following:
1. Select the LIGHT Port.
2. In the RC command area, write the command description (for example,
Change button color).
3. In the Button lighting area, click the button for which you are writing this
command until it is in the ON or Blink state.
4. Right click the button.
A list of optional button colors appears.
5. Select the desired color.
Figure 34 illustrates the RC Command area as it appears after writing the
command and the button color selection list:
Figure 34: LIGHT Command
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5.2.3
A Relay Command – Turn Lights ON
To write a relay command on an RC button (for example, turn the lights on),
do the following:
6. Select the Relay Port (for example, RELAY_1).
7. In the RC command area, write the command description (for example, Lights
ON).
8. Select the relay command (for example, Close).
Figure 35 illustrates the RC Command area as it appears after writing the
command:
Figure 35: Lights ON RC Command
5.2.4
A Switcher Command
Use the Switcher command to select an input connected to the Kramer
SV-551 (Video 1, Video 2, PC 1, PC2 and PC 3). The switcher command
applies to the master-slave configuration only.
To write a switcher command on an RC button, do the following:
1. Select the SWITCHER Port.
2. In the RC command area, write the command description (for example,
Select).
3. Select the switcher command (for example, Video 1).
Figure 36 illustrates the RC Command area as it appears after writing the
command:
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Figure 36: Switcher RC Command
5.2.5
A Power Amplifier Command
To write a power amplifier command1 on an RC button, do the following:
1. Select the POWER_AMP Port.
2. In the RC command area, write the command description (for example, High
Volume).
3. Select the power amplifier command (for example, Volume set).
4. Move the sliding switch to the desired volume (for example, 12dB).
Figure 36 illustrates the RC Command area as it appears after writing the
command:
Figure 37: High Volume RC Command
1 For the Master-Slave configuration only
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5.2.6
An LCD Keypad Command
The LCD Keypad command lets you type-in the desired text to the LCD
displays (LCD 1 and LCD 2).
To write an LCD keypad command on an RC button, do the following:
1. Select the KEYPAD_LCD Port (1 or 2).
2. In the RC command area, write the command description (for example,
Switcher).
3. Type-in the desired text.
Figure 36 illustrates the RC Command area as it appears after writing the
command:
Figure 38: Keypad LCD RC Command
5.2.7
Setting the Button State and Color
To write a Button Color command on an RC button, do the following:
1. Select the BUTTON_COLOR Port.
2. In the RC command area, write the command description (for example,
Change Color).
3. Select the Button ID (from 1 to 6) to which this command refers1.
4. Set the state of the button (On, Off, Fast Blink, Slow Blink), for example, On.
5. Set the Button Color (see Figure 40).
Figure 39 illustrates the RC Command area as it appears after writing the
command:
1 For example, the command is written to button 1 but refers to an action taken for button 4
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Figure 39: Change Color RC Command
Figure 40: Select Button Color
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5.2.8
The Ignore Button Command
To write a Button Ignore command (see Figure 41) on an RC button (for
example, button 1), do the following:
1. Select the IGNORE BUTTON Port.
2. In the RC command area, write the command description (for example, Ignore
Button 4).
3. Select the Button ID (from 1 to 6) to which this command refers1, for example
button 4.
4. Set the state of the button (Ignore, Unignore), for example, Ignore.
Figure 41 illustrates the RC Command area as it appears after writing the
command to button 1:
Figure 41: Ignore RC Command
1 For example, the command is written to button 1 but refers to an action taken for button 4
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6 The Kramer RC Configuration Menus
This section describes the Kramer RC Configuration menus.
6.1 The File Menu
Figure 42 illustrates the File menu and Table 7 defines it:
Table 7: File Menu Features
Menu Command
New Configuration
Function
Click to create a new
1
device configuration .
Click to save the current
configuration (does not
save the relevant driver
commands).
Click to load a saved
configuration.
Click to open the Manage
Drivers window (see
section 4.2.2).
Save Configuration…
Load Configuration…
Driver Manager …
Figure 42: The File Menu
Change Working
Directory…
Exit
Click to set the new
working directory2.
Click to exit the program.
6.2 The Edit Menu
Figure 43 illustrates the Edit menu and Table 8 defines it:
Table 8: Edit Menu Features
Menu Command
Copy Macro
Function
Click to copy a button macro
command sequence.
Paste Macro
Click to paste a button macro
command sequence.
Click to clear the Macrocommands sequence box.
Clear Macro
Clear Button labels
Click to clear all the button
labels.
Figure 43: The Edit Menu
1 This will discard the active configuration
2 The working directory can be changed at any time
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6.3 The Configuration Menu
Figure 44 illustrates the Configuration menu and Table 9 defines it:
Table 9: Configuration Menu
Features
Menu
Command
Port Manager
Show Delay
Figure 44: The Configuration Menu
Function
Lists the ports names,
description, settings and
drivers (see section 4.3).
Check to show in RC
main configuration
window.
Show Button
Lighting
Check to show in RC
main configuration
window.
Volume Control
Properties
Set the volume control
1
type (see Figure 45)
Figure 45 shows the Volume Properties window:
Figure 45: Volume Properties Window
1 Applies only to the SV-551
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6.4 The Device Menu
Figure 46 illustrates the Device menu and Table 10 defines it:
Table 10: Device Menu Features
Menu Command
Connect…
Disconnect
Function
Click to connect to a device via
an IP number or serial port.
Click to disconnect the device
1
Properties
Click to show the device
properties dialog box.
1
Write Configuration
Writes the configuration to the
device.
Load Firmware
Load file for firmware upgrade.
Set As Slave
Enabled when the RC is
connected as a standalone unit.
Lets you set the device as a
slave. The RC controller will
automatically disconnect.
Figure 46: The Device Menu
6.4.1
The Connect Command
To connect a device, do the following:
1. Open the Device menu and click Connect.
The Connect window appears (see Figure 47).
2. Select the Connection method and type the IP number of the desired device (or
port).
Table 11: Connect Dialog Box
Feature
Figure 47: Device Selection Dialog Box
Function
Connection
Method Area
Check Ethernet to select the
connection to the device via the
Ethernet, USB or Serial port.
Ethernet Area
IP: Type the IP number of the
device you want to connect to.
Port: shows the port number.
Factory Default Address Button:
Press to reset the IP number to its
default value.
USB Area
Port: select the communication USB
port.
Refresh Ports: click to check if there
are ports ready to connect on the
Kramer device.
Serial
Select Port: select the
communication port
1 Active only when a device is connected
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The Device Properties Dialog Box
To connect a device, open the Device menu and click Properties. The Device
Properties window Appears (see Figure 48). Figure 56 shows the Device
Properties window in the standalone setup.
Table 12: Connect Dialog Box
Feature
Function
Name, IP, Gateway,
If required, change information.
Mask
Model, Serial number, Displays information.
Port, Firmware, K-NetID, MAC,
1
DHCP Enabled
Check box to enable operation in
the DHCP mode.
When in the DHCP mode, you
can only change the name of the
device.
This process may take several
minutes and will cause an
automatic restart on the device.
Figure 48: Device Properties Window
6.5 The Help Menu
Figure 49 illustrates the Help menu and Table 13 defines it:
Table 13: Help Menu Features
Menu Command
Check for updates
About Kramer RC
Configuration
Function
Search the Kramer
Electronics Web site for
software updates.
Shows the current software
version.
Figure 49: The Help Menu
1 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol: Allows the network administrator to distribute IP addresses from a central point and
automatically send a new IP address when an Ethernet point is plugged into a different network location
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6.6 Load Firmware
To load new firmware:
1. From the Device menu select Load Firmware.
The Load Firmware Upgrade window appears:
Figure 50: Load Firmware Upgrade Window (SV-551)
2. Click the Connect button.
The Connect Window appears:
Figure 51: Connect Window
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1. Choose the connection method according to the cable connection you have
made between the PC and your product.
3. Click OK.
4. Select the device for upgrade from the list box1.
5. Click the Browse button to find the firmware file.
Figure 52: Load Firmware Upgrade Window (RC-6x)
6. Connect to the device.
7. Click the Connect button to connect the device and then click Start Upgrade.
8. Upon completion, open the Device Properties window (see Figure 48) to make
sure the firmware was upgraded2.
1 When selecting a room controller device such as RC-6x, you have to select the connection method: Direct connection or
Connection via SV-551 via K-NET
2 If the firmware number remains the same, close the Device Properties windows, disconnect and then reconnect the device,
and open the Device Properties window again to check the firmware number
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7
Connecting the RC-6X Series Room Controller as a
Standalone Device
You can configure the Room Controller to be used as a standalone device. To
do this you have to connect the Room controller directly to your PC via the
USB connector.
To define the RC as a Master device:
1. From the Device Menu, click Connect….
2. Select the connection method to be USB, select the port and click OK.
The following warning appears:
Figure 53: Transforming to the Standalone Configuration
3. Click Yes.
The room controller is now standalone and the Device description appears as
follows:
Figure 54: Standalone Device Description
When in the standalone mode, you can write the command sequences directly
to the room controller by clicking the Write Configuration button in the
Device area (see section 9).
The following windows will appear differently when in the standalone mode:
The Port Manager window, see section 7.1
The Device Properties window, see section 7.2
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7.1 The Port Manager in the Standalone Mode
The Port Manager displays the ports relevant to the room controller, as
illustrated in Figure 55:
Figure 55: The Port Manager in the Standalone Mode
7.2 The Device Properties Window in the Standalone Mode
Figure 56 shows the Device Properties window in the standalone mode:
Figure 56: The Device Properties Window in the Standalone Mode
To exit the standalone mode open the Device menu and select Set as Slave.
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8 Connecting via the ETHERNET
You can connect the SV-551 via the Ethernet, using a crossover cable (see
section 8.1) for direct connection to the PC or a straight through cable (see
section 8.2) for connection via a network hub or network router.
8.1 Connecting the ETHERNET Port directly to a PC (Crossover
Cable)
You can connect the Ethernet port of the RC device to the Ethernet port on your
PC, via a crossover cable with RJ-45 connectors.
This type of connection is recommended for identification of the factory default
IP Address of the RC device (192.168.1.39) during the initial configuration
After connecting the Ethernet port, configure your PC as follows:
1. Right-click the My Network Places icon on your desktop.
2. Select Properties.
3. Right-click Local Area Connection Properties.
4. Select Properties.
The Local Area Connection Properties window appears.
5. Select the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties Button (see
Figure 57).
Figure 57: Local Area Connection Properties Window
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6. Select Use the following IP Address, and fill in the details as shown in
Figure 58.
7. Click OK.
Figure 58: Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Window
8.2 Connecting the ETHERNET Port via a Network Hub (StraightThrough Cable)
You can connect the Ethernet port of the RC device to the Ethernet port on a
network hub or network router, via a straight-through cable with RJ-45
connectors.
9 Writing a Configuration
Once your configuration is ready, you can write it to the device, via the “Write
Configuration” button.
Note that if the room controller is defined as a:
Master (standalone), the configuration is written directly to the device
Slave device (for example, the room controller is connected to the
SV-551), the configuration is written to the SV-551
In case you have written the configuration to a standalone device and it is now
connected as a slave to the SV-551, you have to write the configuration once
again after defining the device as a slave.
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Writing a Configuration
To write a configuration to the device, do the following:
1. Connect the PC to the:
RC-6x (standalone) to write the configuration directly to the RC-6x
SV-551 (in a SummitView™ kit setup) to write the configuration to
the SV-551
2. From the File menu, select Load Configuration1… .
The Open window appears (see Figure 59).
3. Click Open1
4. In the Device area in the RC Configuration 2 main window, click the Write
Configuration button2.
The configuration is written to the device.
Figure 59: Loading a Configuration
1 Skip this step if you have the desired configuration loaded
2 The Write Configuration button is enabled only when the device is connected
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