Operations Guide - DOC. 6260
Crestron QM-FTCC
QuickMedia™ FlipTop Computer Center
Operations & Installation Guide
This document was prepared and written by the Technical Documentation department at:
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©2008 Crestron Electronics, Inc.
Crestron QM-FTCC
QuickMedia™ FlipTop Computer Center
Contents
QuickMedia™ FlipTop Computer Center: QM-FTCC
1
Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1
Features and Functions ................................................................................................ 1
Internal Block Diagram ............................................................................................... 4
Specifications .............................................................................................................. 5
Physical Description.................................................................................................... 7
Industry Compliance ................................................................................................. 14
Setup ........................................................................................................................................ 15
Network Wiring......................................................................................................... 15
QuickMedia Wiring................................................................................................... 15
Identity Code ............................................................................................................. 16
Installation ................................................................................................................. 17
Hardware Hookup ..................................................................................................... 23
Configuration Software ........................................................................................................... 25
Earliest Version Software Requirements for the PC ................................................. 25
Configuring with Crestron SystemBuilder ................................................................ 25
Configuring with SIMPL Windows .......................................................................... 25
Example Program ...................................................................................................... 27
Adjusting the QM-FTCC Microphone Inputs ........................................................... 28
Uploading and Upgrading........................................................................................................ 31
Establishing Communication..................................................................................... 31
Programs and Firmware ............................................................................................ 31
Program Checks ........................................................................................................ 32
Problem Solving ...................................................................................................................... 33
Troubleshooting......................................................................................................... 33
Check Network Wiring.............................................................................................. 34
Reference Documents................................................................................................ 35
Further Inquiries ........................................................................................................ 35
Future Updates .......................................................................................................... 36
Appendix A: International Receptacles .................................................................................. 37
Appendix B: QuickMedia Installation and Compensation ..................................................... 38
Installation Notes....................................................................................................... 38
Compensation............................................................................................................ 38
Compatibility Charts ................................................................................................. 40
Return and Warranty Policies .................................................................................................. 42
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service ...................................................................... 42
CRESTRON Limited Warranty................................................................................. 42
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Crestron QM-FTCC
QuickMedia™ FlipTop Computer Center
QuickMedia™ FlipTop Computer
Center: QM-FTCC
Introduction
The QM-FTCC FlipTop Computer Center is part of the Crestron MediaManager™
line of network devices, room control systems and signal routing solutions. It is
available in six different models.
Models
DESCRIPTION
MODEL NUMBER
COLOR
Domestic Models
with Keypad
QM-FTCC-B
Black
QM-FTCC-BALUM
Brushed Aluminum
Domestic Models
without Keypad
QM-FTCC-NB-B
Black
QM-FTCC-NB-BALUM
Brushed Aluminum
International Models
with Keypad
QMI-FTCC-B
Black
QMI-FTCC-BALUM
Brushed Aluminum
The international models accommodate a wide variety of international AC adaptors.
For simplicity within this guide, the color/button suffix and international designation
are omitted and QM-FTCC is used except where noted.
Features and Functions
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Stylish flush-mount FlipTop housing
Built-in engravable* keypad with 10 to 20 buttons and LEDs (keypad
models only)
RGB/component input with stereo audio
Dual channel gated mic/line preamp
Video sensing | Auto-switching
Integrated keypad with dual bar graphs
LAN pass through and AC power outlet
QuickMedia™ transport | Cresnet communications
Low cost, quick and easy installation
Easy setup using Crestron SystemBuilder™ software
Optional cable management kit
As an option, custom-engraved buttons can be designed and obtained by using the Crestron Engraver
software. Version 2.3.3 and Crestron Database 16.3.4 or later are available from the Crestron website
(www.crestron.com).
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QuickMedia™ FlipTop Computer Center
Crestron QM-FTCC
FlipTop Housing
Handsomely finished in either black anodized or brushed aluminum, the QM-FTCC
mounts flush in any tabletop surface for a clean, professional appearance. The sleek
design of the “FlipTop” lid features an integrated keypad (keypad models only) to
provide programmable pushbutton control at every interface location. Wiring for the
QM-FTCC is extremely simple requiring just a single CresCAT™-QM cable (sold
separately).
Computer Interface
Inputs are provided for one RGB/component signal with corresponding stereo audio
to accept a connection from a computer or other high-resolution source. For
complete connectivity, the QM-FTCC also includes an RJ-45 LAN pass through
connector and AC power receptacle.
Integrated Keypad (optional)
The QM-FTCC can be ordered with or without a keypad. This customizable keypad
provides 10 to 20 programmable pushbuttons for control of AV, lighting and other
functions. All button caps are engravable and include LED feedback indicators. Two
LED bar graphs are also provided to display level settings and other parameters. To
prevent accidental button presses, the keypad is automatically disabled whenever the
lid is not fully opened.
Gated Mic Preamp
Two gated microphone inputs are included via terminal block connectors located
below the table surface. Both dynamic and condenser type microphones are
supported with software switchable 48V phantom power available at both
microphone inputs. Balanced or unbalanced line level sources such as wireless
microphones can also be accommodated. Input gain and gating controls for each
microphone/line input are fully adjustable at setup and can also be controlled in real
time from a keypad or touchpanel.
QuickMedia™ Transport
Using Crestron’s revolutionary QuickMedia (QM) transport, all input signals are
transmitted from the QM-FTCC to any QuickMedia Receiver or Distribution Center
over a single inexpensive CAT5e type cable. Computer resolutions up to 1920 x
1200 pixels at 60 Hz are supported over cable runs up to 450 feet (137 meters).
Audio signals are transmitted digitally with high performance 24-bit resolution.
QuickMedia dramatically simplifies system design and installation, affording a
higher level of performance at a lower overall cost.
NOTE: For QuickMedia wiring use CresCAT-QM, CresCAT-IM or quality
Cat5e/CAT6 cable. The maximum aggregate cable length and delay skew between
any QM transmitter (origination point) and QM receiver (endpoint) is 450 feet (137
meters) and 22 ns. A maximum of two QM midpoint devices may be inserted in a
given QM signal path (exceptions apply, refer to each respective product manual for
full details).
MediaManager System Integration
Whether using just one FlipTop box or several, complete system operation can be
made transparent to the end user with all signal routing occurring smoothly under the
command of the MediaManager control system. Built-in video sensing can be
utilized to trigger automatic input selection and power control. Complete
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Crestron QM-FTCC
QuickMedia™ FlipTop Computer Center
MediaManager systems are easy to design, program and adjust from start to finish
using Crestron SystemBuilder™ software.
Cresnet®
Cresnet is the communications backbone for many Crestron touchpanels, keypads,
lighting controls and other devices. The Cresnet bus is a simple, yet flexible 4-wire
network that provides rock-solid bidirectional communication and power for up to
252 Cresnet devices.
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Crestron QM-FTCC
Internal Block Diagram
The following diagram represents the interfacing abilities of the QM-FTCC. This
Cresnet device uses QuickMedia technology to facilitate simplified connection of
audio, video and computer equipment. All media and control signals are routed via a
single QuickMedia cable for easy installation. A complete integrated room solution
is created with the addition of a QuickMedia receiver (such as the QM-RMCRX-BA,
sold separately) and optional keypads or touchpanels.
NOTE: The QM-FTCC is compatible with 2-Series control systems only.
Internal Block Diagram of the QM-FTCC (with Keypad)
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QuickMedia™ FlipTop Computer Center
Specifications
Specifications for the QM-FTCC are listed in the following table.
QM-FTCC Specifications
SPECIFICATION
DETAILS
Video
RGB and component video1
Signal Types
RGB Formats
RGBHV, RGBS or RGsB
Video/HDTV Formats
NTSC or PAL, HDTV up to 1080i/1080p1
Gain
0 dB (75 ohms termination)
Maximum Resolution
1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz (at unity gain) with
maximum cable length of 450 feet (137
meters) and maximum compensation at
receiver
Audio
Features
Stereo audio input,
2-channel gated mic preamp
Mic Input Gain
0 to 100% (40 dB range) plus mute
Gate Level (Threshold)
0 to 100%
Attack
0 to 100 ms
Decay (Release)
0 to 5000 ms
A-D Conversion
24-bit, 48 kHz
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Power Requirements
Cresnet Power Usage
8 Watts (0.33 Amp @ 24 Volts DC)
Default Net ID
1A
Minimum 2-Series Control
System Update File2, 3
Version 3.137 (for QM-RMCRX-BA) or later
Environmental
Temperature
41° to 104° F (5° to 40° C)
Humidity
10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Heat Dissipation
27 BTU/Hr
Black painted metal with black anodized or
brushed aluminum cover; flush tabletop
mountable
Enclosure
Dimensions (Domestic Models)
Height
5.39 in (13.69 cm) – with lid closed
Width
6.75 in (17.14 cm)
Depth
5.71 in (14.50 cm) – without mounting
brackets
Dimensions
(International Models)
Height
5.58 in (14.17 cm) – with lid closed
Width
8.50 in (21.58 cm)
Depth
6.67 in (16.95 cm) – without mounting
brackets
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QM-FTCC Specifications (Continued)
SPECIFICATION
DETAILS
Weight (Domestic Models)
4.05 lbs (1.84 kg)
Weight (International Models)
4.80 lbs (2.18 kg)
Available Models (Domestic)
QM-FTCC-B
QuickMedia FlipTop Computer Center with
Keypad, Black Anodized
QM-FTCC-BALUM
QuickMedia FlipTop Computer Center with
Keypad, Brushed Aluminum
QM-FTCC-NB-B
QuickMedia FlipTop Computer Center,
without Keypad, Black Anodized
QM-FTCC-NB-BALUM
QuickMedia FlipTop Computer Center,
without Keypad, Brushed Aluminum
Available Models (International)
QMI-FTCC-B
QuickMedia FlipTop Computer Center with
Keypad, Black Anodized
QMI-FTCC-BALUM
QuickMedia FlipTop Computer Center with
Keypad, Brushed Aluminum
Available Accessories
FT-BTNB-L
(1) Large engravable button cap4
FT-BTNB-S
(2) Small engravable button caps4
QM-FTCMK
FlipTop Cable Management Kit
QMI-FTCMK
FlipTop Cable Management Kit
(International version)
International Adaptors for
QMI-FTCC models
Refer to “Appendix A: International
Receptacles” on page 37.
1. Component video or HDTV may require a suitable VGA-to-component adaptor or breakout cable (not
included).
2. The latest software versions can be obtained from the Crestron website. Refer to the NOTE following
these footnotes.
3. Crestron 2-Series control systems include the AV2 and PRO2. Consult the latest Crestron Product
Catalog for a complete list of 2-Series control systems.
4. Keypad models only.
NOTE: Crestron software and any files on the website are for authorized Crestron
dealers and Crestron Authorized Independent Programmers (CAIP) only. New users
may be required to register to obtain access to certain areas of the site (including the
FTP site).
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QuickMedia™ FlipTop Computer Center
Physical Description
This section provides information on the connections, controls and indicators
available on your QM-FTCC.
QM-FTCC Physical View (Top Open)
QM-FTCC Overall Dimensions (Top View)
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QMI-FTCC Overall Dimensions (Top View)
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Crestron QM-FTCC
QM-FTCC-NB (Top View)
NOTE: The physical dimensions of the NB models are identical to the models with
keypad.
QM-FTCC Overall Dimensions (Front View)
QMI-FTCC Overall Dimensions (Front View)
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QM-FTCC (Bottom View)
QMI-FTCC (Bottom View)
QM-FTCC Overall Dimensions (Rear View)
QMI-FTCC Overall Dimensions (Rear View)
2.31 in
(5.88 cm)
2.99 in
(7.60 cm)
4.31 in
(10.95 cm)
4.58 in
(11.62 cm)
5.39 in
(13.68 cm)
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5.58 in
(14.17 cm)
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QM-FTCC Overall Dimensions (Side View)
Crestron QM-FTCC
QMI-FTCC Overall Dimensions (Side View)
Wire Leads
5.51 in
(14.00 cm)
4.63 in
(11.77 cm)
5.21 in
(13.22 cm)
6.17 in
(15.68 cm)
QM-FTCC Connectors, Controls & Indicators
(Top View)
QM-FTCC Connectors, Controls & Indicators
(Bottom View)
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2
4
3
5
6
7
8
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Connectors, Controls & Indicators
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CONNECTORS1,
CONTROLS &
INDICATORS
DESCRIPTION
1
KEYPAD2
Programmable keypad allowing variable
combinations of large and small engravable
buttons, 10 minimum (all large) to 20
maximum (all small); ships with 10 large
buttons (small buttons and engraving sold
separately)
(1) red LED per button, programmable
2
PWR LED2
(1) Green LED, indicates 24 Volts DC power
supplied from Cresnet control network
3
NET LED2
(1) Yellow LED, indicates communication
with Cresnet system
4
BAR GRAPHS2
5
(QM)
125V
(1) Grounded AC socket, AC power pass
through outlet
Maximum load: 10 Amps @ 125 Volts AC,
50/60 Hz
5
(QMI)
MAX 250V
(1) Grounded AC socket, AC power pass
through outlet
Specify socket type: PWR-AU-B
(Australia/China), PWR-EU-B (Europe
“Schuko”), PWR-FR-B (France), PWR-IT-B
(Italy) or PWR-UK-B (UK)
Maximum load: 10 Amps @ 250 Volts AC,
50/60 Hz
6
AUDIO
7
COMPUTER3
(1) 3.5 mm TRS mini phone jack
Unbalanced stereo line level audio input
Minimum input level: 1 Vrms
Input impedance: 10k ohms
Pin 1
Pin 15
(2) Red 8-segment LED bar graphs,
programmable
Pin 6
(1) DB15HD female
4
RGB(VGA)/component video input
Formats: RGBHV, RGBS, RGsB, YPbPr
Input impedance: 75 ohms
H/V sync impedance: 1k ohms
Maximum input level: 1 Vp-p
Maximum H/V sync level 5 Vp-p
Signal detection on H, Y and Gs
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Connectors, Controls & Indicators (Continued)
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CONNECTORS1,
CONTROLS &
INDICATORS
DESCRIPTION
8
LAN
(1) 8-pin RJ-45 female, Ethernet LAN pass
through jack for connection to Ethernet,
providing local area network or Web access
(cable not included)
1
8
PIN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
SIGNALS
TD+
TDRD+
Connected to pin 5
Connected to pin 4
RDConnected to pin 8
Connected to pin 7
9
(QM)
125 V
(1) 9 foot grounded AC line cord
Passes through to front panel AC power
outlet
9
(QMI)
MAX 250 V
(1) IEC socket
Passes through to front panel AC power
outlet
10
NET
11
SETUP LED &
BUTTON
(1) Red LED and miniature pushbutton, used
for touch-settable ID (TSID)
Used for setting network ID during initial
configuration or when the device is being
added/replaced.
12
MIC/LINE (1 – 2)
(2) 5-pin 3.5 mm detachable terminal blocks
Balanced microphone/line inputs
Balanced mic input level: -60 to - 20 dBV
nominal
Balanced line input level: -28 to + 12 dBV;
4 Vrms maximum
Unbalanced line input level: -34 to + 6 dBV;
2 Vrms maximum
Mic input impedance: 10k ohms, accepts 60
to 600 ohm source
Line input impedance: 22k ohms balanced,
11k ohms unbalanced
Phantom power: 10 mA (total) @ 48 Volts
DC, software enabled to both MIC inputs
+ -
G
- +
(2) Four-position terminal block connectors
for data and power. Connects to Cresnet
control network.
Pin 1 (24) Power (24 Volts DC)
Pin 2 (Y)
Data
Pin 3 (Z)
Data
Pin 4 (G) Ground
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Connectors, Controls & Indicators (Continued)
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CONNECTORS1,
CONTROLS &
INDICATORS
DESCRIPTION
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QM5
(1) 8-wire RJ-45 female, QuickMedia output
port
Connects to QM input port of any
QuickMedia device via CresCAT-QM or
CresCAT-IM cable6
1
8
LAN
14
(1) 8-pin RJ-45 female, Ethernet LAN pass
through to front panel LAN port (cable not
included)
PIN
1
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
G
15
SIGNALS
TD+
TDRD+
Connected to pin 5
Connected to pin 4
RDConnected to pin 8
Connected to pin 7
(1) 6-32 screw, chassis ground lug
1. Interface connectors for NET and MIC/LINE ports are provided with the unit.
2. Keypad models only.
3. Refer to the following table for RGB DB15HD pin assignments:
PIN
FUNCTION
PIN
FUNCTION
PIN
FUNCTION
1
Red Video
6
Red Ground
11
No Connect
2
Green Video
7
Green Ground
12
Monitor Sense 1
3
Blue Video
8
Blue Ground
13
Horizontal Sync
4
Reserved
9
No Connect
14
Vertical Sync
5
Ground
10
Ground
15
Monitor Sense 2
4. Component video or HDTV may require a suitable VGA-to-component adapter or breakout cable (not
included).
5. The eight-pin RJ-45 QuickMedia transport port accepts CAT5E/CAT6 carrying audio, video and
microphone signals. The QM input port conforms to the 568B wiring standard. Refer to the following
table for connector pinouts.
RJ-45 PIN
NUMBER
WIRE COLORS
(EIA 568B)
QM ASSIGNMENT: RGB
QM ASSIGNMENT:
COMPOSITE, S-VIDEO,
COMPONENT AND AUDIO
1
WHITE/ORANGE
- RGB RED
- CHROMINANCE (- Pr)
2
ORANGE
+ RGB RED
+ CHROMINANCE (+ Pr)
3
WHITE/GREEN
- RGB GREEN
- LUMINANCE (- Y)
4
BLUE
+ DIGITAL AUDIO
+ AUDIO
5
WHITE/BLUE
- DIGITAL AUDIO
- AUDIO
6
GREEN
+ RGB GREEN
+ LUMINANCE (+ Y)
7
WHITE/BROWN
- RGB BLUE
- COMPOSITE (- Pb)
8
BROWN
+ RGB BLUE
+ COMPOSITE (+ Pb)
6. For QuickMedia wiring use CresCAT-QM, CresCAT-IM or quality CAT5e/CAT6 cable; the
maximum aggregate cable length and delay skew between any QM transmitter (origination point) and
receiver (endpoint) is 450 feet (137 meters) and 22 ns; a maximum of two QM midpoint devices may
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be inserted in a given QM signal path (exceptions apply, refer to each respective product manual for
full details).
Industry Compliance
This product (QM- only) is Listed to applicable UL Standards and requirements by
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
(E300530)
As of the date of manufacture the QMI-FTCC has been tested and found to comply
with specifications for CE marking and standards per EMC and
Radiocommunications Compliance Labelling.
NOTE: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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.
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Network Wiring
When wiring the Cresnet® network, consider the following:
•
Use Crestron Certified Wire.
•
Use Crestron power supplies for Crestron equipment.
•
Provide sufficient power to the system.
CAUTION: Insufficient power can lead to unpredictable results or damage
to the equipment. Please use the Crestron Power Calculator to help calculate
how much power is needed for the system (www.crestron.com/calculators).
•
For larger networks, use a Cresnet Hub/Repeater (CNXHUB) to maintain
signal quality.
For more details, refer to “Check Network Wiring” which starts on page 34.
QuickMedia Wiring
The Crestron QuickMedia cable (sold under the name “CresCAT-QM”) contains one
CAT5E cable and one Cresnet cable in Siamese jackets. Installation of any QM
device is as simple as installing CresCAT-QM wires from the output of one device to
the input of another. Installations are flexible, affordable and fast. For more
information, refer to the latest revision of the Crestron MediaManager Applications
Guide (Doc. 6244), which is available for download from the Crestron website
(www.crestron.com/manuals).
CresCAT-QM Cable
CresCAT-QM
Cable
NOTE: Do not untwist the two wires in a single pair for more than 1/3-1/2”
(0.84-1.27 cm) when making a connection. The twists are critical to canceling out
interference between the wires.
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The aggregate cable length of a signal path originating at a QM-FTCC and
terminating at a QM receiver must not exceed 450 feet (137 meters). Video signals
may experience a loss of quality over very long lengths of cable. This phenomenon is
due to the added resistance and capacitance of longer cable lengths and is not
peculiar to either Crestron and/or QuickMedia systems. To ensure sufficient
bandwidth, the maximum aggregate cable length should not exceed 450 feet. The use
of lower-resolution signals may allow increased cable length but must be tested by
the installer with the sources to be used. The QM pin assignment is based on the
EIA/TIA 568B RJ-45 Jack standard.
NOTE: When using CresCAT-QM wiring, four additional wires are included for
making Cresnet connections.
When connecting multiple QM devices, the route between a QM origination point
(transmitter) and a QM endpoint (receiver) cannot have more than two midpoints
(e.g. QM-MD7x2 or other QM switchers). Refer to the following diagram when
configuring a QM network.
NOTE: The aggregate length from transmitter to receiver cannot have a delay skew
of more than 22 ns.
NOTE: When used with a QM-RMCRX, delay skew should not exceed 15 ns.
QM Network Topology
Origination Points
Endpoints
Midpoints
QM
QM-TX
QM
QM
QM-MD7x2
QM
QM-RMCRX-BA
QM-MD7x2
QM
QM-FTCC
QM-RX
QM
QM-WMC
Identity Code
The Net ID of the QM-FTCC has been factory set to 1A. The Net IDs of multiple
QM-FTCC devices in the same system must be unique. Net IDs are changed from a
personal computer (PC) via Crestron Toolbox™ (refer to “Establishing
Communication” on page 31).
When setting the Net ID, consider the following:
•
The Net ID of each unit must match an ID code specified in the SIMPL™
Windows® program.
•
Each network device must have a unique Net ID.
For more details, refer to the Crestron Toolbox help file.
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Installation
NOTE: To prevent overheating, do not operate this product in an area that exceeds
the environmental temperature range listed in the table of specifications.
Consideration must be given if installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly,
inside a closed desk or in a closed podium since the operating ambient temperature
of these environments may be greater than the room ambient temperature. Contact
with thermal insulating materials should be avoided on all sides of the unit.
NOTE: The following section does not apply to NB models. If you have an NB
model, please skip to “Cable Management Plate” which starts on page 18.
Button Installation
The QM-FTCC is shipped with ten large blank buttons. You can order a variety of
button kits (sold separately) for a total of 20 engraved or blank buttons.
Button Kits
KIT NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
FT-BTNB-L
One large button engraved as desired
FT-BTNB-L-BLANK
One large button not engraved
FT-BTNB-S
Two small buttons with divider engraved as desired
FT-BTNB-S-BLANK
Two small buttons with divider, not engraved
To replace the large buttons with small buttons, follow this procedure.
A 1/16" Allen (hexhead) wrench is required to remove the button faceplate.
1.
Remove the four Allen screws that secure the button faceplate.
2.
While holding adjacent buttons in place, carefully pull the button(s) to be
replaced from the rubber membrane.
3.
Carefully press the two small replacement buttons in place, making sure
LED window faces up. Use care not to dislodge the membrane and circuit
board.
NOTE: The removable buttons fit snugly on the rubber membrane. Remove
carefully to avoid pulling the membrane from the unit.
4.
The divider bar slips into the slots on the back of the faceplate.
5.
Replace the faceplate.
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Cable Management Plate
The QM-FTCC is shipped with a blank bottom plate. A cable management plate is
available to provide a pullout cable solution for the computer input and LAN pass
through cables. The kit contains two 6-foot cables (computer and computer audio).
•
Order the QM-FTCMK Cable Management Kit for domestic models.
•
Order the QMI-FTCMK Cable Management Kit for international models.
Parts Supplied with Optional Cable Management Kit
PART DESCRIPTION
QUANTITY
Small Cable Bushing, 5/16 inch ID, 0.5 inch OD
4
Large cable Bushing, 0.55 inch ID, 0.80 inch OD
2
Cable Support Plate
1
Tie Wrap
3
Computer RGB Cable, VGA to VGA, 6 ft long
1
Computer Audio Cable, 3.5 mm Stereo, 6 ft long
1
Tools required:
•
Phillips screwdriver
•
Small flat-blade screwdriver (for connecting the VGA cable)
The cable support plate must be installed before mounting the QM-FTCC to a
surface. The cables are looped through the cable support plate.
1.
Remove the blank bottom plate and retain the four #4 x ¼ LG black
mounting screws (the QMI-FTCMK includes four #4 x ¼ screws).
2.
Place the bushings on the cables (six bushings supplied). Use the large
bushing for the VGA cable.
3.
Thread the cables through the appropriate slot on the plate.
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4.
Snap the bushings into the plate slots.
5.
Feed all the excess cable through the opening.
6.
Attach the plate using the four #4 x ¼ LG black mounting screws retained
in step 1 (use the four #4 x ¼ screws included with the QMI-FTCMK).
7.
Connect the cables to the appropriate connector on the front of the
QM-FTCC.
8.
The cables may be secured to the bottom bar using the supplied tie wraps.
Cable Mounting Plate Installation
Bushings
Cable Support Plate
(4) #4 x 1/4 LG Black Screws
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Cable Loops Through the Cable Plate
NOTE: Ensure that the cables have sufficient clearance to enable smooth
movement. Allow approximately 40 inches (102 cm) from the top surface of the
FlipTop box.
Mounting to Surface
The QM-FTCC is designed to mount in a horizontal surface, such as a desk top,
lectern or podium. The following diagram illustrates the required opening size to
accommodate the QM-FTCC. A cutout template (40071 or 40073) is included.
Cutout Dimensions
QM-FTCC (40071)
QMI-FTCC (40073)
8 1/8 in
(206 mm)
6 3/8 in
(162 mm)
5 5/16 in
(135 mm)
Maximum
Radius
1/8 in
(4 mm)
6 1/4 in
(159 mm)
Maximum
Radius
1/8 in
(4 mm)
NOTE: Before inserting the QM-FTCC in the mounting hole, ensure that all
required cables have been installed.
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Mounting Parts Supplied with the QM-FTCC
PART DESCRIPTION
QUANTITY
Screw #6-32, Pan Head, Phillips
*
4*
Screw #10, Pan Head, Phillips
4
Mounting Bracket
2
The QMI-FTCC is shipped with eight (8) #6-32 screws.
A Phillips screwdriver is required to mount the QM-FTCC to a surface.
1.
Install the four supplied #6-32 screws, but do not tighten. Four are already
installed on the rear. These will be used to secure the front and rear
mounting brackets.
NOTE: For the QMI-FTCC, install the eight supplied #6-32 screws. None
are pre-installed.
2.
Position the QM-FTCC in the mounting hole.
Mounting Bracket Screw Locations
3.
Install the four #10 screws in the mounting brackets (two screws per
bracket). Refer to the following diagram.
4.
Slide the mounting brackets over the #6-32 screws and tighten all eight
#6-32 screws.
5.
Turn the four #10 screws equally until they contact the underside of the
mounting surface.
NOTE: Do not over-tighten the #10 screws as this may damage the surface and/or
the unit.
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Mounting Bracket Installation
NOTE: Be careful not to press the buttons while closing the FlipTop, even though
the buttons are disabled when the FlipTop begins to close and all pressed buttons are
released.
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Hardware Hookup
Connect the Device
Make the necessary connections as called out in the illustration that follows this
paragraph. Refer to “Network Wiring” on page 15 before attaching the 4-position
terminal block connector. Apply power after all connections have been made.
When making connections to the QM-FTCC, consider the following:
•
Use Crestron power supplies for Crestron equipment.
•
The included cable (domestic units only) cannot be extended.
Hardware Connections for the QM-FTCC (Top)
GROUNDED AC
SOCKET
(DOMESTIC
MODELS)
(INTERNATIONAL
MODELS)
AUDIO:
FROM
UNBALANCED
STEREO LINE
LEVEL
SOURCES
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COMPUTER:
FROM RGB/
COMPONENT
VIDEO
SOURCES
ETHERNET
PASS
THROUGH:
10/100BaseT
ETHERNET
TO LAN
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Hardware Connections for the QM-FTCC (Bottom)
GROUND
ETHERNET PASS THROUGH:
10/100BaseT ETHERNET TO LAN
QM:
QUICKMEDIA PORT CARRIES
AUDIO, VIDEO, RGB AND MIC
OUTPUT OVER CAT5
MIC/LINE LEVEL INPUTS:
FROM BALANCED CONDENSER
OR DYNAMIC MICROPHONES OR
BALANCED/UNBALANCED LINE
LEVEL SOURCES
NET:
TO CONTROL SYSTEM AND
OTHER CRESNET DEVICES
TSID SETUP BUTTON AND LED
120 VAC LINE CORD
(DOMESTIC MODELS)
(INTERNATIONAL MODELS)
IEC-320
ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCE
COUPLER
250V~50/60Hz 10A
NOTE: For optimum performance, Crestron strongly recommends using
CresCAT-QM cable, available from Crestron. Other high-quality/low skew
CAT5e/CAT6 wiring may also be used with varying performance.
NOTE: The maximum continuous current from equipment under any external load
conditions shall not exceed a current limit that is suitable for the minimum wire
gauge used in interconnecting cables. The ratings on the connecting unit's supply
input should be considered to prevent overloading the wiring.
Ground Wire Connections
Proper grounding is required. Connect the ground from the QM transmitter
(QM-FTCC) to earth ground. Connect the Cresnet shield at the QM-RMCRX-BA to
the chassis ground provided on the QM-RMCRX-BA. The QM-RMCRX-BA chassis
must also be connected to an earth ground (building steel). Refer to the following
grounding diagram.
Ground Wire Connections
QM-RMCRX-BA
Ground
Wire to
Earth
Ground
24
Y
Z
G
QM-FTCC
Shield
Cresnet
Ground Wire
Ground
Terminal
to Earth
Ground
NOTE: Do not connect the shield to earth ground at the QM-FTCC.
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Configuration Software
Have a question or comment about Crestron software?
Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be viewed in the Online Help
section of the Crestron website. To post a question or view questions you have
submitted to Crestron’s True Blue Support, log in at http://support.crestron.com.
First-time users will need to establish a user account.
Earliest Version Software Requirements for the PC
NOTE: Crestron recommends that you use the latest software to take advantage of
the most recently released features. The latest software is available from the Crestron
website.
Crestron has developed an assortment of Windows-based software tools to develop
a Cresnet system. For the minimum recommended software versions, visit the
Version Tracker page of the Crestron website (www.crestron.com/versiontracker).
Configuring with Crestron SystemBuilder
Crestron SystemBuilder is the easiest method of programming but does not offer as
much flexibility as SIMPL Windows. For additional details, download
SystemBuilder from the Crestron website and examine the extensive help file.
Configuring with SIMPL Windows
NOTE: While SIMPL Windows can be used to program the QM-FTCC, it is
recommended to use SystemBuilder for configuring a QuickMedia system.
SIMPL Windows is Crestron’s premier software for programming Crestron control
systems. It is organized into two separate but equally important “Managers”.
Configuration Manager
Configuration Manager is the view where programmers “build” a Crestron control
system by selecting hardware from the Device Library.
•
To incorporate the QM-FTCC into the system, drag the QM-FTCC from the
Cresnet Control Modules | QM Series folder of the Device Library and drop
it in the System Views.
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Locating the QM-FTCC in the Device Library
•
The system tree of the control system displays the device in the appropriate
slot with a default Net as shown in the following illustration.
C2Net Device, Slot 9
•
Additional QM-FTCC devices are assigned different Net ID numbers as
they are added.
•
If necessary, double click a device to open the “Device Settings” window
and change the Net ID, as shown in the following figure.
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“QM-FTCC Device Settings” Window
•
Program Manager
The ID code specified in the SIMPL Windows program must match the Net
ID of each unit. Refer to “Identity Code” on page 16.
Program Manager is the view where programmers “program” a Crestron control
system by assigning signals to symbols.
The symbol can be viewed by double clicking on the icon or dragging it into Detail
View. Each signal in the symbol is described in the SIMPL Windows help file (F1).
The buttons module is built into slot 03 of the QM-FTCC (refer to “C2Net Device,
Slot 9” on page 26). It consists of a keypad that provides 10 to 20 buttons with LED
indicators, and two bar graphs. The button presses are fixed and map to <press>
outputs on the symbol detail, as follows:
Row 1
Row 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Row 3
Row 4
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
PWR
NET
NOTE: Numbers in this illustration are for programming purposes only.
NOTE: Not applicable to NB models.
The buttons on rows 1 and 2 can be combined vertically to form one larger button.
For example, the button caps for buttons #1 and #6 can be replaced with one larger
button cap. Similarly, the vertical pairs on rows 3 and 4 can be combined to form one
larger button. For example, buttons #13 and #18 can be combined. No other
combinations are valid. That is, two buttons cannot be combined horizontally; the
buttons on rows 2 and 3 cannot be combined.
Example Program
An example program for the QM-FTCC is available from the Crestron website
(http://www.crestron.com/exampleprograms).
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Adjusting the QM-FTCC Microphone Inputs
Once a QM-FTCC is installed and configured, settings for gain, gating level, attack
time and decay time should be set using the SystemBuilder finish tab.
NOTE: Crestron recommends that you use the latest software to take advantage of
the most recently released features. The latest software is available from the Crestron
website.
Definitions
The QM-FTCC allows adjustments of the microphone input signals. The following
are definitions of terms that are commonly used when making adjustments.
Attack Time
The time it takes (in milliseconds) from when an input signal rises above the gating
level until the microphone output signal is enabled.
Clipping
An overload condition that occurs when signal level exceeds the maximum level a
circuit can process. This is usually caused by excessive gain settings.
Decay Time
The time (in milliseconds) from when an input signal falls below the gating level
until the microphone output signal is muted.
Gain
An amplification adjustment designed to accommodate varying input signal levels.
Gating
Gating is a function that mutes a microphone signal when the input sound level is
below a user-set threshold (gating level).
The following diagram demonstrates attack time, clipping, decay time and gating
level.
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Visual Representation of Gating Level, Clipping Level, Attack Time and Decay Time
SIGNAL LEVEL
MICROPHONE
INPUT
SIGNAL
Clipping Level
Mic On
Gating Level
Mic Off
TIME
Decay Time
Attack Time
SIGNAL LEVEL
QM
OUTPUT
SIGNAL Gating Level
Reached
Gating Level Reached
Mic On
Mic Off
TIME
Attack Time
Decay Time
Setting Microphone Gain
The QM-FTCC provides variable gain for the microphone inputs. The following
procedure is used to set the optimal gain for a microphone input.
Use the Realtime Mode in SystemBuilder to control phantom power, gain and gate
settings and to monitor the gate, normal and clip level indicators. For information on
using SystemBuilder software, refer to the extensive help information provided with
the software.
NOTE: The input gain is independent of the system’s output volume level.
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1.
To adjust the input gain, set the gain and noise gate to their lowest settings.
Disable the “Mute” function by removing the check from the Mute
checkbox.
2.
Connect a microphone and enable phantom power if required.
3.
Increase the gain while providing a “normal” sound level input to the
microphone. When the “Norm” indicator shows fairly consistent activity,
you have reached a good signal level for the QM-FTCC.
NOTE: The "clip" indicator shows that the signal is clipping. Let your ears
be the judge but when the clip indicator is active, you are approaching or
have reached distortion in your QM-FTCC signal. Occasional clip
indications on loud input are expected but constant clip indicator activity is
a sign that the gain may be set too high.
4.
Set the system output volume to a desirable listening level and verify the
gain settings by listening to the system output. Some minor gain adjustment
may be required for the “best sound” in any specific configuration.
Setting the Gating Level
The QM-FTCC provides an input level gating function that will mute a microphone
signal when the input sound level is below a user-set threshold. This function can be
enabled or disabled via software commands.
Use the Realtime Mode in SystemBuilder to control phantom power, gain and gate
settings and to monitor the gate, normal and clip level indicators. For information on
using SystemBuilder software, refer to the extensive help information provided with
the software.
The following procedure sets the optimal “gate level” for the microphone inputs:
1.
Follow the “Setting Microphone Gain” procedure (refer to page 29) to set
the gain for each microphone input.
2.
Set the noise gate level, attack and decay times to minimum. Disable the
“Mute” function by removing the check from the Mute checkbox.
3.
While providing a level to the microphone that is equivalent to the
background noise that should be gated out, increase the noise gate level
until the Gated indicator turns off. When the input sound levels are at or
below the established noise gate level, the microphone output signal will be
gated off.
4.
Set the “attack time” to the minimum level and the “decay time” to the
maximum level. These settings provide the shortest time to enable the
microphone output when an input is above the gating level and the longest
time before disabling the microphone after such an input.
NOTE: The “attack” and “decay times” are applied to both microphone
inputs.
5.
Set the system output volume to a desirable listening level. While providing
realistic voice input and background noise levels, adjust the gating level and
attack/decay times to eliminate undesired input while providing the best
content quality.
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Uploading and Upgrading
Crestron recommends using the latest programming software and that each device
contains the latest firmware to take advantage of the most recently released features.
However, before attempting to upload or upgrade it is necessary to establish
communication. Once communication has been established, files (for example,
programs or firmware) can be transferred to the control system (and/or device).
Finally, program checks can be performed (such as changing the device ID or
creating an IP table) to ensure proper functioning.
Establishing Communication
Use Crestron Toolbox for communicating with the QM-FTCC; refer to the Crestron
Toolbox help file for details. There is a single method of communication: indirect
communication.
Indirect Communication
PC RUNNING
CRESTRON TOOLBOX
CONTROL SYSTEM
SERIAL,
ETHERNET
OR USB
QM-FTCC
CRESNET
•
QM-FTCC connects to control system via Cresnet.
•
Establish communication between the PC and the control system as
described in the latest version of the 2-Series Control Systems Reference
Guide (Doc. 6256).
•
Use the Address Book in Crestron Toolbox to create an entry for the
QM-FTCC using the expected communication protocol (Indirect). Select
the Cresnet ID of the QM-FTCC and the address book entry of the control
system that is connected to the QM-FTCC.
•
icon);
Display the QM-FTCC’s “System Info” window (click the
communications are confirmed when the device information is displayed.
Programs and Firmware
Program or firmware files may be distributed from programmers to installers or from
Crestron to dealers. Firmware upgrades are available from the Crestron website as
new features are developed after product releases. One has the option to upload
programs via the programming software or to upload and upgrade via the Crestron
Toolbox. For details on uploading and upgrading, refer to the SIMPL Windows help
file or the Crestron Toolbox help file.
SIMPL Windows
If a SIMPL Windows program is provided, it can be uploaded to the control system
using SIMPL Windows or Crestron Toolbox.
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Firmware
Crestron QM-FTCC
Check the Crestron website to find the latest firmware. (New users may be required
to register to obtain access to certain areas of the site, including the FTP site.)
Upgrade QM-FTCC firmware via Crestron Toolbox.
•
Establish communication with the QM-FTCC and display the “System
Info” window.
•
Select Functions | Firmware… to upgrade the QM-FTCC firmware.
Program Checks
Using Crestron Toolbox, display the network device tree (Tools | Network Device
Tree) to show all network devices connected to the control system. Right-click on
the QM-FTCC to display actions that can be performed on the QM-FTCC.
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Problem Solving
Troubleshooting
The following table provides corrective action for possible trouble situations. If
further assistance is required, please contact a Crestron customer service
representative.
QM-FTCC Troubleshooting
TROUBLE
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Net ID is not correct.
Verify the Net ID in Toolbox.
Net ID is not set to match
the Net ID specified in
SIMPL Windows.
Verify SIMPL Windows program
for setting Net ID.
Net ID is the same as
another device’s Net ID.
Assign a different Net ID.
PWR LED
does not
illuminate.
Not receiving power.
Verify that Cresnet is properly
attached.
No video
output
displayed.
Incorrect cable
connection.
Verify RGB, video, S-video output
cable connection.
Wrong source
or video
displayed.
Wrong SystemBuilder or
SIMPL Windows
programs.
Verify and upload correct
programs.
SystemBuilder project not
set up correctly.
Verify proper video set up for each
video input.
Video from
RGB source is
garbled or no
output.
Incorrect cable
connections.
Verify 15-pin output cable
connection. Verify QM input cable
connections.
Signal skew due to cable
length or unequal pair
length.
Verify maximum QM cable length
and compensation for skew.
Poor RGB or
video image
quality.
Incorrect peak and/or
boost setting.
Adjust SystemBuilder peak or
boost controls until image quality is
improved.
Hum on audio
and/or mic.
Grounding problem.
Refer to ground wire connection
instructions on page 24.
Intermittent or
no audio/mic
output.
Incorrect peak setting.
Adjust SystemBuilder peak control
until audio is restored.
QM-FTCC is
not
functioning.
Verify QM input cable connection
is secure.
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TROUBLE
POSSIBLE CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Microphone
does not
produce
sound.
Microphone requires
phantom power or cannot
use phantom power.
Enable or disable phantom power
as necessary using controls
created in the SystemBuilder
project.
Incorrect gain, gating
level, attack time or
decay time settings.
Adjust gain, gating level, attack
time, or decay time settings as
required.
Incorrect volume and/or
mixer settings on
QM-RMCRX-BA.
Adjust volume and/or mixer
settings on QM-RMCRX-BA as
required.
Intermittent
microphone
output.
Incorrect peak setting.
Adjust QM-RMCRX-BA peak
control until audio is restored. For
more information refer to the latest
version of the QM-RMCRX-BA
Operations Guide (Doc. 6332).
Poor cable connection.
Verify all cable connections.
Gating setting too high.
Adjust gating level.
Microphone
produces
harsh,
distorted
sound.
Input gain is set too
high.
Lower microphone input gain.
Buttons do
not function
when
pressed.
Net ID incorrect or does
not match SIMPL
Windows program.
In Toolbox, check Functions |
CresnetID to verify Net ID. Verify
SIMPL Windows program ID.
Button press
yields
incorrect
result.
Incorrect programming.
Verify SIMPL Windows program.
Button LED
does not
illuminate.
Feedback signal names
incorrect in SIMPL
Windows.
Verify SIMPL Windows feedback
signal names.
Check Network Wiring
Use the Right Wire
In order to ensure optimum performance over the full range of your installation
topology, Crestron Certified Wire and only Crestron Certified Wire may be used.
Failure to do so may incur additional charges if support is required to identify
performance deficiencies because of using improper wire.
Calculate Power
CAUTION: Use only Crestron power supplies for Crestron equipment. Failure to
do so could cause equipment damage or void the Crestron warranty.
CAUTION: Provide sufficient power to the system. Insufficient power can lead to
unpredictable results or damage to the equipment. Please use the Crestron Power
Calculator to help calculate how much power is needed for the system
(http://www.crestron.com/calculators).
When calculating the length of wire for a particular Cresnet run, the wire gauge and
the Cresnet power usage of each network unit to be connected must be taken into
consideration. Use Crestron Certified Wire only. If Cresnet units are to be daisy-
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chained on the run, the Cresnet power usage of each network unit to be daisychained must be added together to determine the Cresnet power usage of the entire
chain. If the unit is home-run from a Crestron system power supply network port, the
Cresnet power usage of that unit is the Cresnet power usage of the entire run. The
wire gauge and the Cresnet power usage of the run should be used in the following
equation to calculate the cable length value on the equation’s left side.
Cable Length Equation
40,000
L<
RxP
Where: L = Length of run (or chain) in feet
R = 6 Ohms (Crestron Certified Wire: 18 AWG (0.75 MM 2 ))
or 1.6 Ohms (Cresnet HP: 12 AWG (4 MM 2 ))
P = Cresnet power usage of entire run (or chain)
Make sure the cable length value is less than the value calculated on the right side of
the equation. For example, a Cresnet run using 18 AWG Crestron Certified Wire and
drawing 20 watts should not have a length of run more than 333 feet. If Cresnet HP
is used for the same run, its length could extend to 1250 feet.
NOTE: All Crestron certified Cresnet wiring must consist of two twisted pairs. One
twisted pair is the +24V conductor and the GND conductor and the other twisted
pair is the Y conductor and the Z conductor.
Strip and Tin Wire
When daisy-chaining Cresnet units, strip the ends of the wires carefully to avoid
nicking the conductors. Twist together the ends of the wires that share a pin on the
network connector and tin the twisted connection. Apply solder only to the ends of
the twisted wires. Avoid tinning too far up the wires or the end becomes brittle.
Insert the tinned connection into the Cresnet connector and tighten the retaining
screw. Repeat the procedure for the other three conductors.
Add Hubs
For larger networks (i.e., greater than 28 network devices), it may become necessary
to add a Cresnet Hub/Repeater (CNXHUB) to maintain signal quality throughout the
network. Also, for networks with lengthy cable runs it may be necessary to add a
Hub/Repeater after only 20 devices.
Reference Documents
The latest version of all documents mentioned within the guide can be obtained from
the Crestron website (http://www.crestron.com/manuals). This link will provide a list
of product manuals arranged in alphabetical order by model number.
List of Related Reference Documents
DOCUMENT TITLE
2-Series Control Systems Reference Guide
MediaManager Applications Guide
QM-RMCRX-BA QuickMedia Receiver/Processor
Further Inquiries
If you cannot locate specific information or have questions after reviewing this
guide, please take advantage of Crestron's award winning customer service team by
calling Crestron at 1-888-CRESTRON [1-888-273-7876].
You can also log onto the online help section of the Crestron website to ask
questions about Crestron products. First-time users will need to establish a user
account to fully benefit from all available features.
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Future Updates
As Crestron improves functions, adds new features and extends the capabilities of
the QM-FTCC, additional information may be made available as manual updates.
These updates are solely electronic and serve as intermediary supplements prior to
the release of a complete technical documentation revision.
Check the Crestron website periodically for manual update availability and its
relevance. Updates are identified as an “Addendum” in the Download column.
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Appendix A: International Receptacles
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
COUNTRIES
6003287
PWR-AU-B
POWER
RECEPTACLE,
AUSTRALIA,
250V, 10A, BLK
Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
PWR-EU-B
POWER
RECEPTACLE,
EUROPE "SCHUKO",
250V, 16A, BLK
Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei,
Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chad, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt,
Eritrea, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, GuineaBissau, Hungary, Iceland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South),
Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Monaco,
Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles,
New Caledonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Russia,
San Marino, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Spain,
Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam
PWR-IT-B
POWER
RECEPTACLE,
ITALY,
250V, 16A, BLK
Chile, Ethiopia, Italy, Libya
PWR-UKPOWER
RECEPTACLE,
UK,
250V, 13A, BLK
Anguilla, Bahrain, Botswana, Burma (Myanmar), Cyprus, Dominica,
Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Hong Kong,
Iraq, Ireland, Kenya, Kuwait, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta,
Mauritius, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Oman, Qatar, St. Kits-Nevis, St.
Lucia, St. Vincent, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sudan,
Tanzania, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Yemen,
Zambia, Zimbabwe
PWR-FR-B
POWER
RECEPTACLE,
FRANCE,
250V, 16A, BLK
Algeria, Belgium, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Comoros,
Congo Democratic Republic, Djibouti, France, French Guiana, Gabon,
Guadeloupe, Guinea, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mali, Martinique, Togo
6501271
6003288
6501272
6003289
6500643
6003290
6501273
6003291
6501274
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Appendix B: QuickMedia Installation and Compensation
Installation Notes
You must pass audio through from transmitters to receivers even if you are not using
the audio signal. The information required for auto-compensation is transmitted
along with the audio. In addition, the QM Link signal indicates that the QM cable is
connected and that an audio signal is present on the cable. If a unit does not receive
an audio signal, the QM Link signal will not go high and a valid QM Link
connection cannot be detected (video can still be displayed if auto compensation is
not used).
Certain devices terminate and re-initialize the audio path within the unit however,
they pass the video untouched. This creates different path lengths for the video and
audio. This difference in path length creates different peak and boost levels for audio
and video. When audio-breakaway is implemented, the audio and video paths are
likely to be different.
Compensation
Twisted pair cables experience a loss of bandwidth and signal strength over distance.
When the loss is within certain limits, the reduced signal can be restored through
peak and boost compensation adjustments. The amount of compensation required is
directly dependent on the length of the cable. Therefore, each device in a network
requires a specific amount of compensation.
Manual Compensation
In a manual compensation system, the compensation parameters, along with
microphone equalization settings, are stored in the receiver in a preset file. When the
program switches to a new transmitter, the program recalls the compensation settings
associated with the new transmitter. In large systems containing multiple transmitters
and receivers, these parameters must be stored in multiple locations, creating a
complex arrangement.
Auto Compensation
In a system utilizing auto compensation, the peak and boost values are stored in a
preset file at the receiver. The transmitter stores the input compensation and
microphone EQ settings. When the program switches to a new transmitter, the
transmitter ID, input compensation and microphone EQ settings are sent over the
audio channel of the QM cable to the receiver. The receiver is equipped with a hunt
algorithm to search for the proper peak and boost settings. Once the receiver acquires
a QM Link signal, it can receive the audio signal containing the transmitter ID, input
compensation and microphone EQ settings. After receiving the transmitter ID, the
receiver recalls the peak and boost preset and uses these values to properly adjust the
video signal.
NOTE: If auto compensation is used in your QM system, all QM devices must use
it. If it is not used in your QM system, it must not be used for any of the QM devices.
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Auto Compensation with a Self-Peaking Receiver
Crestron's innovative self-peaking audio circuit eliminates the need to peak the audio
signal.
Without self-peaking, the same peak and boost values are applied equally to the
video and audio signals. When these signals travel the same path, this arrangement is
satisfactory. However, when video and audio travel to a receiver from different
paths, cable lengths are unequal. The self-peaking feature eliminates the need to hunt
for peak and boost values by allowing the receiver to read the ID, input
compensation and microphone EQ from the audio channel regardless of the peaking
and boost values applied. Then using the transmitter ID, the receiver recalls the
preset containing the proper peak and boost settings for the video and implements the
correct input compensation and microphone EQ settings.
QM devices that do not have self-peaking include:
•
QM-RMCRX
•
QM-MD7x2
•
QM-MD5x1
•
TPMC-15-QM
•
TPMC-17-QM
Switchers
The QM-MD7x2 and the QM-MD5x1 terminate and re-initialize the audio path
within the unit, however, they pass the video untouched. This creates different path
lengths for the video and audio. This difference in path length creates different peak
and boost levels for audio and video. In the initial QM receivers the video and audio
circuits, peak/boost have the same settings for the audio and video. The initial QM
receivers cannot accommodate different settings and may experience difficulties
resolving the signals.
The QM-MD8x8 and QM-MD4x2 are simply analog switches. When audiobreakaway is implemented, the audio and video paths are likely to be different. For
receivers without self-peaking audio, a probable conflict exists. For receivers with
self-peaking, auto compensation is still problematic when audio-breakaway is done
since the transmitter ID is that of the audio source and the video source is from a
different device with a different transmitter ID.
The self-peaking audio circuit resolves the problem of unequal cable lengths.
Because no audio setting is required, the video can have an independent peak/boost
as set by the program.
QM-AE Audio Extractor
The QM-AE is an audio-only device. The QM cable loops through the QM-AE from
the input connector to the output connector. The QM-AE taps only the audio signals
of the QM cable. The QM-AE is a self-peaking receiver, so peaking is not required.
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Compatibility Charts
Under certain circumstances, the audio and video may be acceptably peaked even
though the audio and video path lengths are different. Because the audio signal is
digital and more forgiving than the video signal, it may be possible to peak the video
and have functioning audio. It is difficult to predict an outcome because it is
dependent on the difference in cable lengths, the video rates and acceptable video
quality.
The following Auto Compensation and Audio Breakaway compatibility charts are
arranged with transmitters listed on the left and receivers listed across the top. The
QM cable exits the transmitter and the QM cable enters the receiver.
NOTE: The cable exiting the QM-AE is a loop-through and is not listed as a
transmitter.
NOTE: QM wall plates and fliptop boxes are not included because the audio and
video cable lengths are always equal.
KEY:
= Good operation.
1. = Operation depends on video rates and if the audio and video cable lengths are closely matched.
2. = In these cases, if the audio and video (although from different sources) switch together consistently, the
system will operate normally. If the audio and video switch inconsistently, operation then depends on the
video rates and how closely the audio and video cable lengths match.
* = Device with self-peaking.
Auto Compensation without Audio Breakaway
QM RECEIVERS
QMRMCRX
QM
TRANSMITTERS
QMRMCRXBA*
QMRXA*
QMMD7x2
QMMD5x1
QMAE*
QMRX*
TPMC
QMMD8x8
QMMD4x2
QMMD7x2
1
1
QMMD5x1
1
1
Auto Compensation with Audio Breakaway
QM RECEIVERS
QM
TRANSMITTERS
QMRMCRX
QMRMCRXBA*
QMRXA*
QMMD8x8
1
2
QMMD4x2
1
2
QMMD7x2
1
1
QMMD5x1
1
1
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QMMD7x2
QMMD5x1
QMAE*
QMRX*
TPMC
2
2
1
2
2
1
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= Good operation.
1. = Operation depends on video rates and if the audio and video cable lengths are closely matched.
2. = In these cases, if the audio and video (although from different sources) switch together consistently, the
system will operate normally. If the audio and video switch inconsistently, operation then depends on
the video rates and how closely the audio and video cable lengths match.
* = Device with self-peaking.
Manual Compensation without Audio Breakaway
QM RECEIVERS
QMRMCRX
QM
TRANSMITTERS
QMRMCRXBA*
QMRXA*
QMMD7x2
QMMD5x1
QMAE*
QMRX*
TPMC
QMMD8x8
QMMD4x2
QMMD7x2
1
1
QMMD5x1
1
1
Manual Compensation with Audio Breakaway
QM RECEIVERS
QMRMCRX
QM
TRANSMITTERS
QMRMCRXBA*
QMRXA*
QMMD7x2
QMMD5x1
QMAE*
QMRX*
TPMC
QMMD8x8
1
1
QMMD4x2
1
1
QMMD7x2
1
1
QMMD5x1
1
1
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Return and Warranty Policies
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service
1.
No merchandise may be returned for credit, exchange or service without prior authorization
from CRESTRON. To obtain warranty service for CRESTRON products, contact an
authorized CRESTRON dealer. Only authorized CRESTRON dealers may contact the factory
and request an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number. Enclose a note specifying
the nature of the problem, name and phone number of contact person, RMA number and
return address.
2.
Products may be returned for credit, exchange or service with a CRESTRON Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Authorized returns must be shipped freight
prepaid to CRESTRON, 6 Volvo Drive, Rockleigh, N.J. or its authorized subsidiaries, with
RMA number clearly marked on the outside of all cartons. Shipments arriving freight collect
or without an RMA number shall be subject to refusal. CRESTRON reserves the right in its
sole and absolute discretion to charge a 15% restocking fee plus shipping costs on any
products returned with an RMA.
3.
Return freight charges following repair of items under warranty shall be paid by CRESTRON,
shipping by standard ground carrier. In the event repairs are found to be non-warranty, return
freight costs shall be paid by the purchaser.
CRESTRON Limited Warranty
CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, Inc. warrants its products to be free from manufacturing defects in materials
and workmanship under normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase from
CRESTRON, with the following exceptions: disk drives and any other moving or rotating mechanical
parts, pan/tilt heads and power supplies are covered for a period of one (1) year; touchscreen display and
overlay components are covered for 90 days; batteries and incandescent lamps are not covered.
This warranty extends to products purchased directly from CRESTRON or an authorized CRESTRON
dealer. Purchasers should inquire of the dealer regarding the nature and extent of the dealer's warranty, if
any.
CRESTRON shall not be liable to honor the terms of this warranty if the product has been used in any
application other than that for which it was intended or if it has been subjected to misuse, accidental
damage, modification or improper installation procedures. Furthermore, this warranty does not cover any
product that has had the serial number altered, defaced or removed.
This warranty shall be the sole and exclusive remedy to the original purchaser. In no event shall
CRESTRON be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind (property or economic damages
inclusive) arising from the sale or use of this equipment. CRESTRON is not liable for any claim made by a
third party or made by the purchaser for a third party.
CRESTRON shall, at its option, repair or replace any product found defective, without charge for parts or
labor. Repaired or replaced equipment and parts supplied under this warranty shall be covered only by the
unexpired portion of the warranty.
Except as expressly set forth in this warranty, CRESTRON makes no other warranties, expressed or
implied, nor authorizes any other party to offer any warranty, including any implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any implied warranties that may be imposed by law are
limited to the terms of this limited warranty. This warranty statement supersedes all previous warranties.
Trademark Information
All brand names, product names and trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. Windows is a registered trademark
of Microsoft Corporation. Windows95/98/Me/XP/Vista and WindowsNT/2000 are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 888.CRESTRON
Fax: 201.767.7576
www.crestron.com
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