QUICK START GUIDE: Radius 12x8 EX
QUICK START GUIDE: Radius 12x8 EX
What Ships in the Box
Important Safety Instructions
• Radius 12x8 EX hardware device.
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• Composer CD-ROM (Windows).
• 29 detachable 3.81 mm terminal block
connectors.
• A North American (NEMA) or Euro IEC
power cable. You may need to substitute a
cable appropriate for your locale.
• This Quick Start Guide.
What You Need to Provide
A Windows PC with 1 GHz or higher
processor and:
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• Windows 7 or higher.
• 250 MB free storage space.
• 1280x1024 graphics capability.
• 512 MB or more of RAM as required by
your operating system.
Getting Help
7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Friday,
Pacific Time
Web:
http://www.symetrix.co
Email:
Chat:
support@symetrix.co
http://symetrix.casengo.com/vip/
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment under FCC rules.
Cet appariel numerique de la classe B respecte toutes les Exigences du
Reglement sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
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AVIS: RISQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
SEE OWNERS MANUAL. VOIR CAHIER D’INSTRUCTIONS.
No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
Il ne se trouve a l’interieur aucune piece pourvant entre reparée l’usager.
S’adresser a un reparateur compétent.
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The lightning flash with arrowhead
symbol within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user of the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within
the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons. The exclamation
point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user of the presence
of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature
accompanying the product (i.e. this Quick
Start Guide).
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CAUTION: To prevent electric shock, do
not use the polarized plug supplied with the
device with any extension cord, receptacle,
or other outlet unless the prongs can be
fully inserted.
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Power Source: This Symetrix hardware
uses a universal input supply that
automatically adjusts to the applied
voltage. Ensure that your AC mains voltage
is somewhere between 100-240 VAC,
50-60 Hz. Use only the power cord and
connector specified for the product and
your operating locale. A protective ground
connection, by way of the grounding
conductor in the power cord, is essential
for safe operation. The appliance inlet and
coupler shall remain readily operable once
the apparatus has been installed.
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Lithium Battery Caution: Observe the
correct polarity when changing the lithium
battery. There is a danger of explosion if
battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type. Dispose
of used batteries according to local
disposal requirements.
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User Serviceable Parts: There are no
user serviceable parts inside this Symetrix
product. In case of failure, customers
inside the U.S. should refer all servicing to
the Symetrix factory. Customers outside
the U.S. should refer all servicing to an
authorized Symetrix distributor. Distributor
contact information is available online at:
http://www.symetrix.co.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings.
Install only in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
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Ensure proper ESD control and grounding
when handling exposed I/O terminals.
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Protect the power cord from being walked
on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
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Only use attachments/accessories
specified by the manufacturer.
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Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer,
or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is
used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
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Do not use this apparatus near water. This
apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping
or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on
the apparatus.
This apparatus shall be connected to
a mains socket outlet with a protective
earthing connection. Do not defeat
the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than the other.
A grounding type plug has two blades and
a third grounding prong. The wide blade
or the third prong are provided for your
safety. If the provided plug does not fit
into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
• CAT5/6 cable or an existing Ethernet
network.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
SHOCK DO NOT EXPOSE
WARNING: ELECTRIC
THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE
Follow all instructions.
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• Network (Ethernet) interface.
Composer, the Windows software that
configures Radius 12x8 EX hardware, includes
a help file which acts as a complete User’s
Guide for both hardware and software. If you
have questions beyond the scope of this
Quick Start Guide, contact our Customer
Support Group in the following ways:
Heed all warnings.
Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that
produce heat.
• CD-ROM drive or Internet connection.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
Keep these instructions.
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• 16-bit or higher colors.
CAUTION
Read these instructions.
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Unplug this apparatus during lightning
storms or when unused for long periods of
time.
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Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel. Servicing is required when the
apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as power-supply cord or plug cord
is damaged, liquid has been spilled or
objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
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Software Installation
Composer is the software that provides real-time set-up and
control of Radius 12x8 EX from a Win­dows PC environment.
Use one of the following procedures to install Composer on
your computer.
From the CD-ROM:
1.Insert the CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
3.Double click on your CD-ROM drive. This is typically drive
“D:\”. If your CD-ROM drive isn’t “D:\”, then substitute its
drive letter.
4.Double-click “Setup.exe”.
From the Symetrix web site (http://www.symetrix.co):
Both Radius 12x8 EX and the host computer require the
following 3 items:
1.IP Address - The unique address of a node on a network.
2.Subnet Mask - Configuration that defines which IP
Addresses are included in a particular subnet.
3.Default Gateway (optional) - The IP address of a device
that routes traffic from one subnet to another. (This is only
needed when the PC and Radius 12x8 EX are on different
subnets).
1.Download the Composer software installer from the
Symetrix web site.
2.Double-click on the file you just downloaded and follow
the on screen directions to install.
If you are adding Radius 12x8 EX to an existing network,
a network administrator will be able to provide the above
information or it may have been provided automatically by a
DHCP server. For security reasons, it is not recommended
to put Radius 12x8 EX directly on the Internet. If you do, a
network administrator or your Internet Service Provider can
provide the above information.
After installing the software, refer to the Help File for full
connection and configuration information.
Network Setup
About DHCP
Radius 12x8 EX boots with DHCP enabled by default. This
means that as soon as you connect it to a network, it will
look for a DHCP server in order to obtain an IP address. If
a DHCP server is present, Radius 12x8 EX will obtain an IP
address from it. This process may take several minutes. With
your PC attached to the same network, and thus getting its
IP address from the same DHCP server, all will be ready to
go.
If your network does not have a DHCP server, Radius 12x8
EX will not be able to obtain an IP address. While waiting,
Radius 12x8 EX will default to a private IP address in the
range of 169.254.x.x where x.x is the last four alphanumeric
characters of Radius 12x8 EX’s MAC address (MAC address
hex value is converted to decimal for IP address). Radius
12x8 EX’s MAC address can be found on a sticker on the
bottom of hardware.
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Even if the PC’s default settings have been changed, Radius
12x8 EX will try to establish communications by setting
up appropriate routing table entries to reach devices with
169.254.x.x addresses.
Connecting to Radius 12x8 EX from a host
computer on the same LAN
2.Open “My Computer”. The “My Computer” icon is
typically on your desktop or in the “Start” menu.
When there is no DHCP server present to assign IP
addresses to either Radius 12x8 EX or your PC, you may
need to configure your PC with a static IP in the range of
169.254.x.x with a Subnet Mask of 255.255.0.0 in order
to communicate with Radius 12x8 EX in a direct connect
mode. However, if your PC is using the default network
settings, it should also have automatically self-assigned a
similar private IP address in the range of 169.254.x.x, and
if this is the case, you should be able to connect to Radius
12x8 EX directly.
If you are on your own private network, directly or indirectly
connected to Radius 12x8 EX, you may allow Radius 12x8
EX to choose an automatic IP address or you may choose
to assign it a static IP address. If you are building your own
separate network with static assigned addresses, you may
consider using an IP Address from one of the ”Private-Use”
networks noted in RFC-1918:
1.172.16.0.0/12 = IP Addresses 172.16.0.1 through
172.31.254.254 and a Subnet Mask of 255.240.0.0
2.192.168.0.0/16 = IP Addresses 192.168.0.1 through
192.168.254.254 and a Subnet Mask of 255.255.0.0
3.10.0.0.0/8 = IP Addresses 10.0.0.1 through
10.254.254.254 and a Subnet Mask of 255.255.0.0
Connecting to Radius 12x8 EX through a Firewall/VPN
We have successfully tested control of Radius 12x8 EX
through a firewall and VPN, but are unable to guarantee
performance of these types of connections at this time.
Configuration instructions are specific to each firewall and
VPN, so specifics are not available. Additionally, wireless
communications are also not guaranteed, though they have
also been successfully tested.
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ARC PORT PINOUT
Configuring IP Parameters
Locating Hardware
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Discovery of, and connection to, Radius 12x8
EX hardware is done with the Locate Hardware
dialog found under the Hardware menu or by
clicking the Locate Hardware icon in the tool bar
or on a particular Radius 12x8 EX unit itself.
IP Configuration with Composer
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1 • AUDIO (+)
2 • AUDIO (-)
3 • COMMON GROUND
4 • RS-485 DATA (A)
5 • RS-485 DATA (B)
6 • COMMON GROUND
7 • POWER (+V)
8 • POWER (+V)
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Pair 1
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Pair 4
Pair 3
Note: The ARC Audio line may be grounded at the
Symetrix rack-mount device and the ARC wall panel
to provide additional distance.
! Warning! Refer to the RJ45 Warning for compatibility
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information.
The Locate Hardware dialog will scan the
network and list available units. Select the
Radius 12x8 EX unit you wish to assign an IP address to
and click the Properties button. If you wish to assign Radius
12x8 EX a static IP address, select “Use the following IP
address” and enter the appropriate IP Address, Subnet
mask and Gateway. Click OK when finished. Now, back
in the locate hardware dialog, ensure the Radius 12x8 EX
device is selected and click “Select Hardware Unit” to use
this Radius 12x8 EX hardware in your Site File. Close the
Locate Hardware dialog.
The Symetrix ARC-PSe provides serial control and power
distribution over standard CAT5/6 cable for systems with
more than 4 ARCs, or, when any number of ARCs are
located long distances from a Integrator Series, Jupiter or
Symetrix DSP unit.
Declaration of Conformity
IP Configuration with the Front Panel
Radius 12x8 EX IP information can also be edited from the
front panel. Radius 12x8 EX’s front panel interface starts
up in System Mode out of the box. Press LEFT or RIGHT
until you get to the DHCP menu. If DHCP is enabled, press
ENTER and then UP or DOWN until it reads DISABLED,
then press ENTER to confirm. Now press RIGHT until you
get to the IP Address menu. Press ENTER to edit using the
UP, DOWN, LEFT and RIGHT buttons to change digits and
navigate between digits. Press ENTER again when finished
editing. Repeat as necessary for Subnet Mask and Gateway
Address.
Note: If the IP Address is changed from the front panel,
Composer Design unit(s) must be updated to match by right
clicking on the units and choosing Unit Properties or by
Locating Hardware as detailed previously.
The RJ45 connectors labeled “ARC” are only for use
with the ARC series of remotes. DO NOT plug the ARC
connectors on Symetrix products into any other RJ45
connector. The “ARC” RJ45 connectors on Symetrix
products can carry up to 24 VDC / 0.75 A (class 2 wiring)
which can damage Ethernet circuitry.
We, Symetrix Incorporated, 6408 216th St. SW,
Mountlake Terrace, Washington, USA, declare under our
sole responsibility that the product:
Radius 12x8 EX
to which this declaration relates, is in conformity with the
following standards:
IEC 60065, EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2,
FCC Part 15, RoHS
The technical construction file is maintained at:
Symetrix, Inc.
6408 216th St. SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043 USA
The authorized representative located within the European
Community is:
World Marketing Associates
P.O. Box 100
St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6YU, U.K.
Date of issue: September 5, 2014
Place of issue: Mountlake Terrace, Washington, USA
Authorized signature:
ARC Pinout
The RJ45 jack distributes power and RS-485 data to one
or more ARC devices. Uses standard straight-through UTP
CAT5/6 cabling.
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Dane Butcher, CEO, Symetrix Incorporated.
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The Symetrix Limited Warranty
Buyer Responsibilities:
By using Symetrix products, the Buyer agrees to be bound by the terms of
this Symetrix Limited Warranty. Buyers should not use Symetrix products
until the terms of this warranty have been read.
Symetrix recommends the Buyer make backup copies of site files before
having a unit serviced. During service it is possible that the site file will be
erased. In such an event, Symetrix is not responsible for the loss or the time
it takes to reprogram the site file.
What is Covered by this Warranty:
Symetrix, Inc. expressly warrants that the product will be free from defects
in material and workmanship for three (3) years from the date the product is
shipped from the Symetrix factory. Symetrix’ obligations under this warranty
will be limited to repairing or replacing, at Symetrix’ option, the part or parts
of the product which prove defective in material or workmanship within the
warranty period provided that the Buyer gives Symetrix prompt notice of any
defect or failure and satisfactory proof thereof. Symetrix may, at its option,
require proof of the original date of purchase (copy of original authorized
Symetrix Dealer’s or Distributors invoice). Final determination of warranty
coverage lies solely with Symetrix. This Symetrix product is designed and
manufactured for use in professional audio systems and is not intended for
other usage. With respect to products purchased by consumers for personal,
family, or household use, Symetrix expressly disclaims all implied
warranties, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability
and fitness for a particular purpose. This limited warranty, with all terms,
conditions and disclaimers set forth herein, shall extend to the original
purchaser and anyone who ‑‑purchases the product within the specified
warranty period from an authorized Symetrix Dealer or Distributor. This limited
warranty gives the Buyer certain rights. The Buyer may have additional rights
provided by applicable law.
What is not Covered by this Warranty:
Legal Disclaimers and Exclusion of other
Warranties:
The foregoing warranties are in lieu of all other warranties, whether oral,
written, express, implied or statutory. Symetrix, Inc. expressly disclaims
any IMPLIED warranties, including fitness for a particular purpose or
merchantability. Symetrix’ warranty obligation and Buyer’s remedies
hereunder are SOLELY and exclusively as stated herein.
Limitation of Liability:
The total liability of Symetrix on any claim, whether in contract, tort
(including negligence) or otherwise arising out of, connected with, or
resulting from the manufacture, sale, delivery, resale, repair, replacement
or use of any product will not exceed the retail price of the product or
any part thereof which gives rise to the claim. In no event will Symetrix
be liable for any incidental or consequential damages including but not
limited to damage for loss of revenue, cost of capital, claims of Buyers for
service interruptions or failure to supply, and costs and expenses incurred
in connection with labor, overhead, transportation, installation or removal
of products, substitute facilities or supply houses.
Servicing a Symetrix Product:
This warranty does not apply to any non-Symetrix branded hardware
products or any software even if packaged or sold with Symetrix Products.
Symetrix does not authorize any third party, including any dealer or sales
representative, to assume any liability or make any additional warranties or
representation regarding this product information on behalf of Symetrix.
The remedies set forth herein shall be the Buyer’s sole and exclusive
remedies with respect to any defective product. No repair or replacement
of any product or part thereof will extend the applicable warranty period
for the entire product. The specific warranty for any repair will extend for
a period of 90 days following the repair or the remainder of the warranty
period for the product, whichever is longer.
This warranty also does not apply to the following:
1. Damage caused by improper use, care, or maintenance or failure to follow the instructions contained in the Quick Start Guide or Help File.
2. Symetrix product that has been modified. Symetrix will not perform repairs on modified units.
3. Symetrix software. Some Symetrix products contain embedded software or apps and may also be accompanied by control software intended to be run on a personal computer.
4. Damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, exposure to liquids, fire, earthquake, acts of God, or other external causes.
5. Damage caused by service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by any person not authorized by Symetrix.
6. Cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches and dents, unless failure has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship within the warranty period.
Residents of the United States may contact the Symetrix Technical
Support Department for a Return Authorization (RA) number and
additional in-warranty or out-of-warranty repair information.
If a Symetrix product requires repair services outside of the United States
please contact the local Symetrix dealer or distributor for instructions on
how to obtain service.
Products may be returned by Buyer only after a Return Authorization
number (RA) has been obtained from Symetrix. Buyer will prepay
all freight charges to return the product to the Symetrix factory. Symetrix
reserves the right to inspect any products which may be the subject of
any warranty claim before repair or replacement is carried out. Products
repaired under warranty will be returned freight prepaid via commercial
carrier by Symetrix, to any location within the continental United States.
Outside the continental United States, products will be returned freight
collect.
7. Conditions caused by normal wear and tear or otherwise due to the normal aging of Symetrix products.
8. Damage caused by use with another product.
9. Product on which any serial number has been removed, altered or defaced.
10. Product that isn’t sold by an authorized Symetrix Dealer or Distributor.
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