Renovia System
Installation Guide
ANTENNA
LEAD-IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMPS
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
ENTRANCE
NEC NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
NEC SECTION
810-20
GROUNDING
CONDUCTORS
GROUND CLAMPS
POWER SERVICE
GROUPING ELECTRODE
SYSTEM NEC ART 250
PART H
SAFETY NOTE:
Where the MAINS plug or appliance coupler is
used as the disconnect device shall remain
readily operalbe.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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ENGLISH
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Danger
Exposure to extremely high noise levels may cause a permanent
hearing loss. Individuals vary considerably to noise induced hearing
loss but nearly everyone will lose some hearing if exposed to sufficiently
intense noise for a sufficient time. The U.S. Government's
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specified
the following permissible noise level exposures:
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DURATION PER DAY (HOURS) 8 6 4 3 2 1
SOUND LEVEL (dB)
90 93 95 97 100 103
According to OSHA, any exposure in the above permissible limits could
result in some hearing loss. Ear plugs or protectors in the ear canal or over
the ears must be worn when operating this amplification system in order to
prevent a permanent hearing loss. If exposure in excess of the limits as
put forth above, to insure against potentially harmful exposure to high
sound pressure levels, it is recommended that all persons exposed to
equipment capable of inducing high sound pressure levels, such as this
amplification system, be protected by hearing protectors while this unit is in
operation.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
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CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT REMOVE CHASSIS. NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
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AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE-NE PAS OUVRIR.
THIS SYMBOL IS INTENDED TO ALERT THE USER TO THE PRESENCE
OF NON-INSULATED "DANGEROUS VOLTAGE" WITHIN THE
PRODUCT'S ENCLOSURE THAT MAY BE OF SUFFICIENT MAGNITUDE
TO CONSTITUTE A RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK TO PERSONS.
THIS SYMBOL IS INTENDED TO ALERT THE USER TO THE PRESENCE
OF IMPORTANT OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE (SERVICING)
INSTRUCTIONS IN THE LITERATURE ACCOMPANYING THE UNIT.
APPARATUS SHALL NOT BE EXPOSED TO DRIPPING OR SPLASHING
AND THAT NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES,
SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
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Read all safety and operating instructions before using this
product.
All safety and operating instructions should be kept for future
reference.
Read and understand all warnings listed on the operating
instructions.
Follow all operating instructions to operate this product.
Renovia Zone Amplifier components are only UL-certified when
connected to three-wire (safety grounded) electrical circuits.
Installation on two-wire circuits (no safety ground) should never be
performed as this introduces a risk of electric shock to installers
and users. Installation must be performed in accordance with all
national and local electrical codes, and should only be performed
by a properly licensed electrician.
This product should not be used near water, i.e. bathtub, sink,
swimming pool, wet basement, etc.
Only use dry cloth to clean this product.
Do not block any ventilation openings, It should not be placed flat
against a wall or placed in a built-in enclosure that will impede the
flow of cooling air.
Do not install this product near any heat sources ; such as,
radiators, heat registers, stove or other apparatus (including heat
producing amplifiers) that produce heat.
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.
Protect the power cord being walked on or pinched, particularly at
plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where they exit from
the apparatus. Do not break the ground pin of the power supply
cord.
Only use attachments specified by the manufacturer.
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 cart/apparatus combination to avoid
injury from tip-over.
Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for
long periods of time.
Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not
spilled into the unit through the ventilation ports or any other
openings.
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 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.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
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Danger
L‘exposition a des niveaux eleves de bruit peut provoquer une perte
permanente de l’audition, Chaque organisme humain reagit
differemment quant a la perte de l’audition, mais quasiment tout le
monde subit une diminution de I’acuite auditive lors d’une exposition
suffisamment longue au bruit intense. Les autorites competentes en
reglementation de bruit ont defini les expositions tolerees aux niveaux
de bruits:
DURE EN HEURES PAR JOUR
8 6 4 3 2 1
INIVEAU SONORE CONTINU EN dB
90 93 95 97 100 103
Selon les autorites, toute exposition dans les limites citees ci-dessus,
peuvent provoquer certaines pertes d’audition. Des bouchons ou
protections dans l’appareil auditif ou sur l’oreille doivent etre portes lors
de l’utilisation de ce systeme d’amplification afin de prevenir le risque
de perte permanente de l’audition, Dans le cas d’expositions
superieures aux limites precitees il est recommande, afin de se
premunir contre les expositions aux pressions acoustiquese I evees
potentielIement dangeure u ses, aux personnes exposees aux
equipements capables de delivrer de telles puissances, tels ce
systeme d’amplification en fonctionnement, de proteger l’appareil
auditif.
ATTENTION
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR.
ATTENTION: AFIN DE LlMlTER LE RISQUE DE CHO ELECTR/QUE, NE
PAS ENLEVER LE CHASSIS. NE CONTIENT PAS DE
PIECES POUVANT ETRE REPAREE PAR L’UTILISATEUR.
CONFER LE SERVICE APRES-VENTE AUX
REPARATEURS
CE SYMBOLE A POUR BUT D'AVERTIR L'UTILISATEUR DE LA PRESENCE
DE VOLTAGE DANGEREUX NON-ISOLE A L'INTERIEUR DE CE PRODUIT
QUI PEUT ETRE DE PUISSANCE SUFFISAMMENT IMPORTANTE POUR
PROVOQUER UN CHOC ELECTRIQUE AUX PERSONNES.
CE SYMBOLE A POUR BUT D'AVERTIR L'UTILISATEUR DE LA PRESENCE
D'INSTRUCTIONS D'UTILISATION ET DE MAINTENANCE DANS LES
DOCUMENTS FOURNIS AVEC CE PRODUIT.
AFIN DE REDUIRE LES RISQUÉ D'INCENDIE ET DE DECHARGE
ELECTRIQUE, NE PAS EXPOSER CET APPAREIL A LA PLUIE OU A
L'HUMIDITE.
IMPORTANTES INSTRUCTIONS DE SECURITE
1. Lire avec attention toutes les recommandations et précautions
d'emploi avant d'utiliser ce produit.
2. Toutes les recommandations et précautions d'emploi doivent être
conservées afin de pouvoir s'y reporter si nécessaire.
3. Lire et comprendre tous les avertissements énumérés dans les
précautions d'emploi.
4. Suivre toutes les précautions d'emploi pour utiliser ce produit.
5. Amplificateur de Zone Renovia composants est uniquement lorsque
certifiés UL connecté à trois fils (sécurité fondée) des circuits
électriques. Installation sur deux fils circuits (aucun motif de sécurité)
ne doit être effectuée comme cela introduit un risque de choc
électrique aux installateurs et aux utilisateurs. Installation doit être
effectuée conformément aux dispositions de tous les codes
électriques nationaux et locaux et ne doit être effectuée par un
électricien correctement sous licence.
6. Ce produit ne doit pas être utilisé près d'eau, comme par exemple
baignoires, éviers, piscine, sous-sol humides ... Etc.7. Utiliser
exclusivement un chiffon sec pour nettoyer ce produit.
7. Ne bloquér aucune ouverture de ventilation. Ne pas placer le produit
tout contre un mur ou dans une enceinte fernée, cela gênerait le flux
d'air nécessaire au refroidissement.
8. Ne pas placer le produit près de toute source de chaeur telle que
radiateurs, arrivées d'air chaud, fourneaux ou autres appareils
générant de la chaleur (incluant les amplificateurs producteurs de
chaleur) .
9. Ne pas négliger la sécurité que procure un branchement polarisé ou
avec raccordement à la terre, Un branchement polarisé comprend
deux fiches dont l'une est plus large que l'autre. Un branchement à
la terre comprend deux fiches plus une troisième reliée à la terre. Si
la fiche secteur fournie ne s'insert pas dans votre prise de courant.
consulter un 'électricien afin de remplacer votre prise obsolète.
10. Protéger le cordon d'alimentation de tout écrasement ou pincement,
particulièrement au niveau des fiches, des réceptacles utilisés et à
l'endroit de sortie de l'appareil. Ne pas casser la fiche de terre du
cordon d'alimentation.
11. Utiliser uniquement les accessoires spécifiés par le constructeur.
12. Utiliser uniquement avec le chariot de transport, le support, le
trépied, la console ou la table spécifiés par le constructeur ou
vendus avec l'appareil. Lors de l'utilisation d'un chariot, bouger avec
précaution l'ensemble chariotlappareil afin d'éviter les dommages
d'un renversement.
13 Débrancher cet appareil lors d'orages ou s'il n'est pas utilisé
pendant une longue période.
14. Des précautions doivent être prises afin qu'aucun objet ne tombe et
qu'aucun liquide ne se répande à l'intérieur de l'appareil par les
orifics de ventilation ou n'importe quelle autre ouverture.
15. Pour toutes interventions techniques s'adresser à un technicien
qualifié.L'intervention technique est nécessaire lorsque l'appareil a
été endommagé de n'importe quelle façon, comme par exemple si le
cordon secteur ou sa fiche sont détériorés,si du liquide a coulé ou si
des objets sont tombés à l'intérieur de l'apparei1,si l'appareil a été
exposé à la pluie ou à l'humidité, s'il ne fonctionne pas normalement
ou s'il est tombé.
16. ATTENTI0N:Pour réduire le risque d'incendie ou de choc electrique
ne pas exposer l'appareil à la pluie ou à l'humidité.
Table of Contents
Introduction
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NV-RVM Main Source Hub Front Panel Features
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NV-RVM Main Source Hub Back Panel Features
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NV-I8GCP Dual Gang Control Pad Features
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NV-E6GCP Single Gang Control Pad Features
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NV-CTP36 Color Touch Pad Features
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NV-WCP Wireless Control Pad Features
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1.0. Using the NV-RVSAT Site Survey Tool
1.1 Suggested Test Sequence
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1.2 Maximize the Probability Success
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1.3 Identify Rooms for Each Zone and Outlets
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1.4 Test the Candidate Outlets in Each Room
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1.5 Optional Test Cleanup
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1.6 Final SAT.log File
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1.7 The NV-HPNF HomePlug Noise Filter
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2.0. Installing the NV-RVM Renovia Main Source Hub and Audio Sources
2.1 Connecting IR Controlled Sources
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2.2 Installing NuVoNet Sources with the Renovia Main Source Hub
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2.2.1 Source 1 and 2 Dual AM/FM/SIRIUS Connect Tuners
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2.2.2 Adding the NV-SCH1 or other SIRIUS Connect Tuners
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2.2.3 Including the NV-RVIPD NuVoDock for iPod
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2.2.4 Using the other NuVoNet Sources with Renovia
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3.0. Installing the NV-RVZA50S Zone Amplifier and Power Supply
3.1 Properly Installing the Renovia Power Supply
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3.2 Properly Installing the Renovia Zone Amplifier
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3.3 Setting the Zone HomePlug Channel
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3.4 Final Installed System Performance Check
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4.0. Using the Configurator Software
4.1. Main Startup
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4.2. IR Library
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4.3. Sources
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4.4. Macros
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4.5. Zones
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4.6. System Settings
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4.7. Update System
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5.0. Control Pad Setup
5.1 Factory-new Installation
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5.2 Reprogramming the Zone Address
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5.3 Installing the Wireless Control Pad
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5.4 Renovia Tuner Control
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6.0. Using the Control Pad’s MENU Button
6.1 Favorites
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6.2 Sources
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6.3 Tuner Options
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6.4 Advanced Zone Control
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6.5 Zone Settings
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6.6 Advanced Zone Settings
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6.7 Source Settings
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6.8 System Settings
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7.0 . Renovia Accessories
7.1 NV-I8DLS IR Learning Station Interface
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7.2 NV-MI1 Mute Interrupt Adapter
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7.3 NV-GRC1 Remote control
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Renovia Specifications
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Troubleshooting
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Introduction
About Home Plug Technology
The Renovia System brings the best of NuVoNet audio control to the existing home market in a dramatic way. At the heart of
the Renovia System's operation is HomePlug® 1.0 Plus technology. A consortium of large CE Industry companies known as
the HomePlug Alliance created the HomePlug Powerline communication standard EIA/TIA 1113. This initially enabled
Ethernet communication over existing AC powerline wiring. The breakthrough of this development is the ability to extend
serial digital data communication without the labor-intensive task of running additional network wiring through an existing
structure.
The basis of HomePlug's success is its utilization of a relatively high signal frequency spectrum (2 – 30 MHZ for Renovia’s
HomePlug version 1.0 Plus transmission scheme) enabling communication in the presence of strong lower frequency noise
disturbances created by electrical appliances fed by AC power from the same cable. By isolating high frequency signal
transmission from low frequency electrical power and load disturbances, a standard residential electrical supply cable can
be used in the same way as multi-conductor network wiring. Thus, the daunting task of routing multiple wires through an
existing multi-zone installation is no longer an issue.
Since 2002, this technology has grown into a robust communication technology that enables reliable transmission of NuVo's
source metadata and audio signals to multiple zones. After all, it is the use of an always-present wire, whether it is CAT5 and
speaker wire or the AC power line, that ensures a pleasant, uninterrupted user experience. Through the use of HomePlug, it is
complete audio source control and quality sound reproduction throughout the home that defines the lifestyle - enhancing
Renovia experience.
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1. Power Button: This button activates the internal circuitry of the Main Main Source Hub. The NV-RVM is designed to be
left in the On position. It will remain in standby when not in use. Switch off when leaving the system unused for long
periods of time, such as vacation periods, in order to avoid unnecessary power drain.
Features behind the hideaway hinged maintenance cover:
2. Standby LED: This red LED (light emitting diode), will remain lit when the NV-RVM is powered on and no zones are in
use.
3. Audio Stream LED: This blue LED is a diagnostic tool. It will light while audio is streaming from the NV-RVM to
any active zones.
4. Control TX LED: This green LED is a diagnostic tool indicating the transmission of control messaging from the NVRVM to any active zones.
5. Control RX LED: Like the Control TX LED, this yellow LED is intended as a diagnostic that will light when control
messaging is being received from an active zone.
6. NuVoNet Port: This RJ45 port supports bidirectional communication between the NuVo source
components, optional Hub-connected zone Control Pad(s,) and the NV-RVM . The front panel connection is
intended to be used for temporary connection of NuVoNet devices during installation and maintenance operations.
Permanent connections are located on the back panel.
7. USB: The NV-RVM completed system configuration is downloaded from a computer running the Renovia Configurator
software to the Main Source Hub using a USB cable and this jack. In this same operation, firmware updates for all NuVo
system components, including connected NuVo source components, are also delivered via this USB port.
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1. System On: This mono 3.5 mm voltage output is designed to emit 5 volts (no-load) when a zone is turned on.
2. IR Outputs: This IR (infrared) section is used to output IR commands sent by the Hub processor in response to button push
events on zone Control Pads. The command signals drive IR emitters connected to these outputs, which output IR commands
to non-NuVoNet components. The Renovia Configurator software can be used to design specific macro preset choices
available from the Control Pad menu, see Section 4.4 Using the Configurator Software, Macros. The Renovia System will
not repeat manufacturer's remote commands from a Zone location to the Hub across the Powerline.
3. Mute/Page: The Mute input is a trigger that will respond to the MI1 Mute Interrupt accessory to mute the system for the
phone or doorbell, or it can be set to respond to a phone paging system to trigger and amplify an externally-sourced whole
house page or doorbell chime signal.
4. RS232: This port allows an optional DB9 connection for bidirectional system control from a third party home
automation system.
5. NuVoNet: Three RJ45 connections are provided to allow communication with the NuVoNet source components via a CAT5
wire.
6. Antenna: The NV-RVM Main Source Hub has two built-in AM/FM tuners. These default as sources 1 and 2. This coaxial
connection is designed to receive both the AM and FM signals remotely from the included NV-T2FAA active AM/FM antenna.
7. Source Inputs: These six stereo 3.5 mm inputs will receive the audio signal from any attached source. All six can
be either NuVoNet or third party IR controlled components. Sources plugged into the 1 & 2 audio inputs will automatically
override the internal AM/FM tuners. A connection to source inputs 3 and 4 will be overridden if a Renovia
NuVoDock for iPod is connected to the corresponding inputs (see item 9). Any of the sources 3-6 for which no connection is
made (3.5 mm inputs or iPod input) will automatically be disabled for user selection.
8. SIRIUS Inputs: The source 1 and 2 AM/FM tuners can also receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio when a SIRIUS tuner device such
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as the NV-SCH1 SiriusConnect Module is plugged into this jack with the included 8 pin cable. Note that SIRIUS reception
requires an appropriate antenna, see Section 2.2.2, Adding the NV-SCHS or other Sirius Connect tuner devices.
9. iPod Inputs: iPod inputs 3 and 4 are designed to interface with the Renovia NuVoDock for iPod. A single 9-pin connection
automatically provides full metadata and audio to each of the Renovia zones when an iPod is seated in the NuVoDock.
10. Aux. Out: Renovia has an optional Zone 16 preamp lineout with fixed output level. This 3.5 mm stereo output serves as an
additional zone output for a home theater receiver, or a zone specific stereo receiver. Source selection to this output is
accomplished with a Control Pad programmed to address 16 (a “virtual” zone address assignment). Volume adjustments on
this Control Pad will have no effect on the output volume, making this output ideally suited to drive an external stereo
receiver.
11. AC Power: The NV-RVM AC power cord serves a dual purpose. As with any audio component, it provides
power for operation, but it also supports the powerline network connection to each of the audio zones for both the audio
signal and source metadata.
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1. Source Indicator: This indicates the current audio source playing in that zone. Source names can be customized in the
Configurator Software with a three character designation.
2. Cover Plate: Each Control Pad comes with white, ivory, almond, and black trim plates that attach magnetically to the
face of the Control Pad. Additional styles of trim plates are available from NuVo.
3. OLED Display: The Organic Light Emitting Diode display is a highly functional eight line display.
4. Now Playing/Menu Display: This portion of the display serves two functions. In normal operation, it indicates the
artist, station, metadata, and other source information. In Menu mode it uses a smaller font to display multiple lines of
information for control or browsing purposes.
5. Playback Status/Volume Level Indicator: This bar graph indicates the playback status of digital music files from
music playback source devices such as the Music Port Audio Server, or NuVoDocks for iPod. The same
bar graph display temporarily supports volume level display whenever a volume adjustment is being made.
6. Menu: Menu serves as access to music browsing, presets, and favorites, as well as specific zone and system control
operations.
7. Power: This button turns the local zone on and off, or turns all zones off simultaneously.
8. Play/ Pause: This IR programmable button toggles between the play and pause functions of the chosen source. When
using the internal Renovia Tuners, this button toggles through the receive modes. A third “press and hold” IR function can
also be assigned to this button.
9. OK: The OK button also serves a dual function. In normal play mode, it sequences through the available audio sources. In
menu mode, it is used to select the highlighted menu item.
10. Arrow Up and Down: These arrows have dual functions. In normal play mode, they control volume level up and
down. In menu mode, they scroll up and down through menu selections.
11. IR Receiver: The Control Pad’s IR receiver will receive commands from the NuVo NV-GRC1 handheld remote control,
but it will not repeat commands from a third party IR remote control.
12. Forward/Reverse: This is an IR programmable button for simple source transport. Typically it would track forward
and back or tune up and down. A third “press and hold” function can also be assigned to this button.
13. Current Time: A feature of the Renovia System is the ability to display the current time on each of the Control Pads.
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1. Source Indicator: This indicates the current audio source playing in that zone. Source names can be customized in
the Configurator Software with a three-character designation.
2. Wall Plate: Each Control Pad comes with white, ivory, almond, and black trim plates that offer a screwless and elegant,
finished installation.
3. OLED Display: The Organic Light Emitting Diode display is a highly functional and vivid multi-line display.
4. Now Playing/Menu Display: This portion of the display serves two functions. In normal operation, it indicates the
artist, station, metadata, and other source information. In Menu mode, it displays multiple lines of information for
control or browsing purposes.
5. Playback Status/Volume Level Indicator: This bar graph indicates the playback status of digital music files from
music playback source devices such as the Music Port, or NuVoDocks for iPod. The same
bar graph display temporarily supports volume level display whenever a volume adjustment is being made.
6. Power: This button turns the local zone on and off, or turns all zones off simultaneously.
7. Menu: Menu serves as access to music browsing, presets, and favorites, as well as allowing access to specific zone and
system control operations.
8. Play/Pause: This IR - programmable button toggles between the play and pause functions of the chosen source. When
using the internal Tuners, this button toggles through the Tuner's receive modes. A third “press and hold” function can also
be assigned to this button for additional functionality.
9. OK: The OK button serves a dual function. In normal play mode, it sequences through the available audio sources. In
Menu mode, it is used to select the highlighted menu item.
10. Forward/Reverse: This is an IR - programmable button for simple source transport functions. Typically, it would track
forward and back or tune up and down. A third “press and hold” function can also be assigned to this button for
additional functionality.
11. Arrow Up and Down: These arrows have dual functions. In normal play mode, they control the volume level up and
down. In Menu mode, they scroll up and down through menu selections.
12. IR Receiver: The Control Pad’s IR receiver will receive commands from the NuVo NV-GRC1 handheld remote control,
but it will not repeat commands from a third party IR remote control.
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NV-CTP36 Color Touch Pad Features
1. Source Display: This full color touch pad provides crucial information about the selected source, such as artist,
album, track, title, frequency or station, and metadata for AM/FM and Satellite radio. Album art is also displayed when
used with the MPS4 Music Port source. When in menu mode, the menu control choices are displayed.
2. Current Time: A time display is distributed to all the zones in the System by NuVoNet. This is set when a
configuration is downloaded to the System or it can be set in the System Menu.
3. Party Mode: This indicator will light when the system is in party mode (all zones turned on and operated from one
Control Pad).
4. Exclusive Source: When this icon is lit, Exclusive Source is turned on. Exclusive Source locks out source control from
other zones of the chosen source.
5. Mute: This icon will light when the zone is temporarily muted.
6. Sleep: This icon indicates that the zone is in “Sleep” mode, which is the ability to set an audio source to play for a
specified amount of time.
7. Lock: This indicates that the zone is locked. In this state, a four-digit security code is required to unlock the zone's
control features.
8. Do Not Disturb: This icon indicates that the zone is set for “Do Not Disturb”. There are three Do Not Disturb choices;
exclude the zone from Party Mode, Page Mode, and/or System Mute.
9. Page: This icon will light when the system is triggered to go into “Page Mode”.
10. Menu Button: Menu serves as access to music browsing, presets, and favorites, as well as allowing access to specific
zone and system control operations.
11. Transport Functions: These function buttons represent basic source control. They change in functionality with
the chosen audio source.
12. Playback Status/Volume Level Indicator: This bar graph indicates the playback status of digital music files
from music playback source devices such as the, Music Port, or NuVoDocks for iPod. The same bar graph display
temporarily supports volume level display whenever a volume adjustment is being made.
13. Volume Up and Down Buttons: These buttons increase or decreases the zone's volume.
14. Home Button: This button returns the user to the Home screen (the view shown here).
15. Power Button: This button turns power to the zone on and off. When pushed and held it will turn off all of the
zones in the system.
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NV-WCPS Wireless Control Pad Features
1. Selected Source: A three-character abbreviation of the selected source appears in this portion of the Wireless
Control Pad display.
2. OLED Display: The display is multi-line OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode). It shows album, artist and track for
personal music, and channel and frequency information for broadcast music. In menu mode, the display goes to eight
lines of text.
3. Playback Status/Volume Level Indicator: This bar graph indicates the playback status of digital music files from
music playback source devices such as the M3 Audio Server, Music Port Audio Server, or NuVoDocks for iPod. The same
bar graph display temporarily supports volume level display whenever a volume adjustment is being made.
4. Menu: Menu serves as access to music browsing, presets, and favorites, as well as allowing access to specific zone and
system control operations.
5. Up and Down Arrows: These are used to scroll up and down through the menus and control volume Up and Down
in normal play mode.
6. Power: This button turns the local zone on and off, or turns all zones off simultaneously.
7. Current Time and Battery Display: This reflects the current time as set up in the NuVo Renovia System. Note that it
is a Renovia-only function. It also indicates the current battery charge level.
8. Zone Button: When this button is pushed, a list of available listening zones is listed on the display. The user can
change zone control by moving the highlight to the desired zone and pressing the OK button.
9. OK: The OK button serves a dual function. In normal play mode, it sequences through the available audio sources. In
Menu mode, it is used to select the highlighted menu item.
10. Forward and Back Arrows: In NuVoNet communication, these buttons will track forward and back or tune up and
down. For third-party sources, these are IR–programmable buttons for simple source transport functions. An additional
“press and hold” command can also be assigned to this button for additional functionality (IR commands can only be
assigned to buttons in the I8G and E6G Configurator software).
11. Play/Pause: This Ir–programmable button toggles between the play and pause functions of the chosen source. When
using the internal Tuners, this button toggles through the Tuner's receive modes. A third “press and hold” function can also
be assigned to this button for additional functionality.
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1.0. Using the NV-RVSAT Site Analysis
Tool
Fig. 1
The Site Analysis Tool is an essential test prior to installing
the Renovia System. All outlets and the related circuits for
each zone should be tested. This will insure that the
system will operate properly and that existing wiring
issues will not cause signal loss. Although the HomePlug
technology is generally effective in isolating noise and
activity on the AC wire, a proper test of each candidate
outlet should be done.
Site 1
Hub: Other
Zone: Other #1
8:56 PM
Searching. . .
Waiting for NV-RVSAT-Z
MENU
OK
RENOVIA
Site Analysis Tool, HUB
1.1. Suggested Test Sequence
1. Set up the NV-RVSAT-H Hub Test Tool (black unit)
in your first choice hub location. In choosing the
room and outlet location, pay special attention to
avoiding interference sources, or isolating them
using the techniques that are described in
section 1.2.
a. Plug in the NV-RVSAT-H into the oulet
where the NV-RVM will reside. Plug the
NV-RVSAT-H directly into the outlet (DO
NOT use an extension cord). When the
Hub Test Tool is plugged in, it will search
for the NV-RVSAT-Z Zone Test Tool, as
shown in Fig. 1. It will discover the Zone
Test Tool when that unit is plugged into
another outlet in the home.
b. Check the Time in the top banner. If it is
incorrect, press MENU – Date/Time
Date – use up/down arrow buttons
to set the month, then press OK to go
the day and use the up/down
buttons, then press OK to go to the
year and use the up/down buttons.
Time – use a similar technique to go
through and adjust the four time
digits and AM/PM.
c. Check the rooms list in the Menu.
Consider the name for Hub room, and all
zone room locations to be included in
the installation.
If additional room names are needed,
attach the USB cable to a PC, and in a text
editor, edit the rooms.dat file in the top
level NV-RVSAT device folder and add a
text line for each of the added room
names. Each room name must not
exceed 24 characters in length. The new
room names will be available after you
write the edited room.dat file, and
unplug the USB cable.
d. Select MENU – Change Hub Room,
use the arrow buttons to select the
desired room for the first Hub choice, and
press the OK button.
e. Select MENU – Change Hub Outlet,
use the arrow buttons to select the
number corresponding to your first Hub
outlet choice in this room. For
numbering outlets in this choice, and for
all Zone outlet numbering, use the first
outlet to your left as you walk in the main
room entrance as #1, and increase the
designated number as you count outlets
around the room, going clockwise
around to the right side of this entrance.
This system will allow you to easily
remember outlet locations
corresponding to outlet numbers logged
by the NV-RVSAT tool.
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f.
Select MENU – Increment SITE #, then
select YES and press OK. This will start a
fresh analysis log for this installation’s
site analysis test.
vi. Check the Renovia FAQ
webpage at
nuvotechnologies.com for
an update on other potential
interference sources
1.2. Maximize the Probability of Success
It is a good idea to identify potential interference sources
before starting the test. This will streamline the process.
1. Before any test, look at the entire house for
potential interference and treat the interference
with NV-HPNF filters. See section 1.7 The NVHPNF HomePlug Noise Filter. The following
are good candidates to be treated with an NVHPNF.
a. As stated earlier in this section, electronics
plugged into high quality surge
suppressors such as often used with
audio/video suites probably do not need
filters, but should be noted for checking
with a filter if problems are encountered
later.
b. Low cost surge suppressor power strips
SHOULD have filters added.
c. Cable boxes and consumer electronics
devices with external power supplies often
need filters, if they are not already
connected through high quality surge
suppressors.
d. Here is a short list of other possible plug-in
interfering items:
i. Wall power supplies
ii. Battery chargers
iii. Inexpensive clock radios and
alarm clocks
iv. Lamps with electronic dimmers,
such as touch lamps
v. Items with small, low dutycycle motors such as paper
shredders, inexpensive vacuum
cleaners,coffee grinders, electric
mixers, or electric can openers are
common interferers, but the
interference is usually confined to
the zone(s) they are close to. If it
is important to hear music while
these infrequently used items are
running, filter them.
2. Turn on possible interference sources which are
hard-wired (not connected to outlets):
a. Low voltage lighting
b. Any lighting on a dimmer
c. Check the Renovia FAQ page for other
potential interference sources
1.3. Identify Rooms for Each Zone and Outlets
The key to a successful installation with minimal invasion
into the home is carefully considering the location of each
outlet to be used for Zone Amplifiers.
1. Take into account both speaker and Control
Pad (if applicable) locations. Locating them in
the same stud bay is the easiest approach.
2. The outlet used for a Zone Amp connection
does not need to be inside the room. Outlets
on the other side of a shared wall can be used
while keeping the Zone Amp inside the target
room.
3. It is possible to use some light switches as an
AC source for a Zone Amp, but it is not
recommended.
a. It is not possible to determine which light
switches can be used without having an
electrician examine the wiring.
b. The Site Analysis Tool cannot directly test
the performance of a Zone Amp
connected to a light switch.
4. Alternate locations should also be identified
for each Zone Amp location. Don't forget to
use the standardized outlet-numbering
scheme described in step 1(e) on page 10.
1.4. Test the candidate outlets in each zone
1. Once the NV-RVSAT-Z Zone Test Tool is plugged
into a prospective zone outlet, it will establish
communication with the Hub Test Tool, as
shown in Figure 2. If the display continues to
show “Searching …”, this means there is no
signal path between your Hub location and
the outlet under test. An outlet yielding this
result should not be used.
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Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Site 1
8:56 PM
Hub: Entertainment room #3
Zone: Other #1
Untested
Site 1
8:56 PM
Hub: Entertainment room #3
Zone: Living room #1
MENU
MENU
Stage 1
Testing. . .
OK
STR 65%
OK
100%
Press OK to Test
RE NOV IA
Si te An alysis Too l, Zo ne
RENOVIA
Site Analysis Tool, ZONE
Site 1
8:56 PM
Hub: Entertainment #1
Zone: Living room #1
Stage 2
Testing. . .
2. Select Menu – Change Room and select the
zone name for the first outlet you test in a
room. Using the standardized outlet
numbering scheme described in step 1(e) on
page 10 above, select Menu – Change
Outlet and select the outlet number. To
sequence outlet numbers from here in the
zone, simply press the Up Arrow button to
increment.
QCM 75%
MENU
OK
100%
RE NOV IA
Si te An al ys is Too l, Zo ne
3. To perform a test, make sure to complete the
previous step first, and then simply press the
OK button on the Zone Test Tool. You will see
two separate tests being performed, as shown
in Fig. 3. First, in Stage 1, the tester will
perform an STR (signal streaming) test. At the
75% complete point, this will be followed by
Stage 2, CQM (channel quality matrix) test.
The entire Stage 1 – Stage 2 sequence will last
approximately 1 minute. A group of several
measurements will be gathered from these
tests and evaluated together to produce a
displayed result – Good, Marginal, or Poor
along with a percentage score ranging from 0
to 100%, as shown in Fig. 4. Any grade below
60% is Poor. 60 to 69% is Marginal and 70 to
100% is Good. Any outlet that shows a Good
rating is an excellent choice for the installation
of a Renovia Zone Amplifier.
If at all possible, avoid Poor outlets
and minimize the use of those that
test Marginal.
Fig. 4
Site 1
8: 5 6 P M
Hub: Entertainment room #3
Zone: Living room #1
Good
Grade: 80%
MENU
OK
Press OK to Test
RENOVIA
Site Analysis Tool, HUB
Site 1
8:56 PM
Hub: Entertainment room #3
Zone: Living room #1
Good
Grade: 80%
OK
Press OK to Test
RENOVIA
Site Analysis Tool, ZONE
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MENU
3. Finally, check every Zone Amp location
outlet NOT covered in step 1.4.5 one more
time to make sure subtracting filters has not
adversely affected your previous results.
4. If a highly desirable outlet tests Poor or
Marginal, look again for possible unfiltered
Interference sources. They are normally on the
same circuit, but may be in other rooms.
Unplug the suspect device, run the test, and if
the test result improves, add an NV-HPNF filter
and test again.
1.6 Final SAT.log File
When the NV-RVSAT-H Hub Test Tool is connected to a
computer using a USB-B cable, it will provide a log file
with the test results. Store the final SAT.log file in a job
folder on the PC – it may come in handy should you need
NuVo technical support at some point. You will want to
edit the previous sites stored in this log file, so that only
the information associated with the Site Number you set
for this job is stored in that file. The Hub Test Tool will
continue to append multiple sites in the stored file until
you delete it. If you delete it, you may begin numbering
sites at Site 1 again, if you like, or continue with sequential
numbers.
Try turning off interference sources identified
in step 3 which are hard-wired, and run the
test. If the test passes, check with the
manufacturer of the device(s). Some
interference sources can be eliminated by
replacing or upgrading power supplies.
Manufacturers may provide free replacement.
5. If many outlets are testing Poor or Marginal,
search for interference sources near the Hub,
or reconsider an alternate Hub location,
returning to step 1. The Site Number can
remain the same to do this, as the log will
capture data for the new Hub location while
keeping storage for all results for the first Hub
location intact.
1.7 The NV-HPNF HomePlug Noise Filter
The NV-HPNF Noise Filter, as shown in Fig. 5 is a useful
accessory for isolating electrical interference from the
HomePlug signal. This is often necessary with an external
MOV type power surge device plugged into the same
outlet as the Main Source Hub. Although it is unlikely, you
may encounter a particularly noisy appliance who’s
interference is easily corrected by simply plugging into
the Noise Filter and then into the desired outlet.
1.5 Optional Test Cleanup
Once the selection process has been completed for all
zones, if desired, you may want to consider a “cleanup
process” to eliminate filters you may have preemptively
placed in step 1.2.
1. Connect the Hub Test Tool to a PC using the
USB cable, and open the SAT.log file in the
top level NV-RVSAT device folder using
Notepad or any text editor. Print it for
reference in the next step.
Fig. 5
NV-HPNF Front
2. Go to outlets with a filter placed in step 1.2. ,
and run the test again using the Zone Test
Tool. Don't forget to use the Menu to reselect the previous room name you used, and
the same outlet number. Compare the new
reading on the display to the previous
reading in the printed log. If you see no
degradation in the result, you can eliminate
the filter at this point.
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NV-HPNF Back
Four NV-VEC1 IR Emitters are included with the Main
Source Hub. These are intended to supply IR commands to
the attached sources. Plug the emitter into the
appropriate numbered IR output in the IR Output section
of the NV-RVM. The number of the output corresponds
with the numbered input of the source being controlled.
The head of the emitter should then be attached over the
IR receiver on the source component, as shown in Fig. 6.
The SUM output will duplicate simultaneously, any and all
of the IR commands active for any of the source 1 - 6 IR
outputs, each of which can be activated one at a time.
2.0. Installing the NV-RVM Renovia
Main Source Hub and Audio Sources
The Renovia Main Source Hub is the central source input
for all sources associated with the Renovia System. This
should be located in an audio closet, rack or
entertainment center, where the system sources can be
easily attached.
Place the Main Source Hub component in the desired
location and plug it into the AC outlet. Remember, the AC
outlet from the hub location is the audio and source
metadata connection to each of the zones.
It is important to note that the Renovia
System is not capable of receiving and
sending IR commands from the zones to the
Main Source Hub through the IR receiver on
the Control Pads. IR commands can only be issued as
pre-programmed macros in the Renovia Configurator
software (see Section 4.4 - Using the Configurator
Software, Macros). An IR connection is not necessary if
you are using NuVoNet Sources. Those sources will be
covered in the next section.
You should never plug the Main Source Hub into
an external surge protector device. These often
inhibit HomePlug signal. The fix for such a condition
is the NV-HPNF, a Homeplug isolator/filter device that is
available from NuVo. The NV-RVM Hub has specific MOV
surge protection built in to allow it to plug directly in the
desired outlet. In addition, if you plug the Main Source Hub
into an outlet that is shared with an inexpensive surge
protector device, it may absorb Hub signals to the point that
the signals are compromised. Such a case will be made
evident by testing this outlet with the NV-RVSAT-H Hub
Tester plugged in alongside the surge protector. You should
never use an extension cord with the Main Source Hub. It
can degrade your system's performance.
Fig. 6
AUDIO
OUT
COMPACT
L
R
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Some higher end surge protectors, may offer very
effective filtering against Homeplug interference from
certain audio/video components found in a home
entertainment center. It may not be necessary to isolate
such a surge protector with an NV-HPNF isolator/filter
device.
2.1 Connecting IR Controlled Sources
The Source Input section on the Hub's back panel has six
stereo mini 3.5 mm connections for distribution of up to
six IR controlled sources. The connections do not
become active on the sytem Control Pads until a
source is physically plugged in. This allows the
System to automatically reflect the available
sources for the user. Although the Main Source Hub
2.2 Installing NuVoNet Sources with the
Renovia Main Source Hub
has two AM/FM/SIRIUS Ready tuners internally as sources
1 and 2, any source plugged into the 1 and 2 inputs will
override the internal tuners.
2.2.1 Source 1 and 2 Dual
AM/FM/SiriusConnect Tuners
The NV-RVM features two independent AM/FM tuners
with associated SIRIUS Ready inputs for incorporating
SIRIUS Satellite Radio. These act as a default Source 1 and
2. These may be easily disabled by plugging another line
level audio source into the Source 1 and 2 stereo inputs.
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These are easily used as sources by attaching the included
NV-T2FAA AM/FM antenna to the coaxial antenna
connection using a standard RG6 Coaxial cable, as shown
in Fig. 7 If you are using a third-party FM antenna for
signal reception, you must turn off the voltage provided
by the Renovia System for AM reception. This is done from
the Advanced T2 Settings menu on the Control Pad.
Your SIRIUS Tuners must be activated through
SIRIUS. This can be done online at
www.SIRIUS.com.
Receiving the satellite radio signal depends on a satellite
radio antenna. NuVo's accessory NV-T2ANT-DK is the
perfect solution. It is designed to provide a signal for up to
two NV-SCH1 modules, as shown in Fig. 9.
Fig. 8
Fig. 7
The NuVo active
antenna can be located up
to 200 feet from the Main
Source Hub.
Fig. 9
2.2.2 Adding the NV-SCH1 or other Sirius
TM
Connect tuner devices
NuVo offers a SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver module, NVSCH1, produced by a third-party manufacturer for SIRIUS
Radio use. This module comes with a standard 8-pin cable
that supplies both the audio and metadata associated
with satellite radio broadcast. One module is required for
each tuner that you want to enable with SIRIUS capability.
This is easily added to the Renovia System by plugging
the 8-pin cable into one or both of the SIRIUS inputs on
the Main Source Hub, as shown in Fig. 8. Once the SIRIUS
receiver is activated and receiving a signal, the Renovia
Main Source Hub will recognize SIRIUS as an additional
band available through Sources 1 and 2.
OUT2
OUT1
IN
MODEL: NV-T2SS2
SATELLITE SPLITTER, 2 WAY
NV-T2SXA SIRIUS/XM
outdoor antenna.
NV-SCH1 SIRIUS Tuner is
not included in the NVT2ANT-DK package.
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Fig. 10
2.2.3 Including the NV-RVIPD NuVoDock
Renovia features Source 3 and 4 inputs for the Renovia
NuVoDock for iPod. This is an easy way to incorporate iPod
as a source for the Renovia System. Plugging the included
9-pin cable into the NuVoDock and into the desired
source input 3 or 4, as shown in Fig. 10, is the only setup
that is required. Once connected, any docked iPod or iPod
touch music content will become available on the
system's Control Pads.
2.2.4 Using the other NuVoNet Sources with
Renovia
The Remote, Wireless and Wall Mount NuVoDocks for iPod,
and the Music Port are all NuVoNet source components.
When they are connected by CAT5 cable to the Renovia
System, and are capable of providing full music library
browsing and control through the NuVoNet platform. The
Control Pads configured for the Renovia System will all
display the full metadata for each source.
Fig. 11
To allow the metadata and control for the Renovia System
Control Pads, the source must have a NuVoNet CAT5
connection from its “NuVoNet” output to one of the three
“NuVoNet” inputs on the back of the Renovia Main Source
Hub. An audio connection using the included stereo mini
to RCA cables is then made to the appropriate source
inputs on the Renovia Main Source Hub. The
B
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USB
USB
ETHERNET
Passthrough
RS232
To NuVo
RS232
NuVoNet
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connections do not become active on the sytem
Control Pads until a source is physically plugged
in. This allows the System to automatically reflect
the available sources for the user. Remember,
sources 1 and 2 are typically left at the default internal
AM/FM tuners. This example shows the NuVo NV-MPS4
connected to source 4, as shown in Fig. 11. You can
however, plug any source into Source 1 or 2 inputs to
override the internal tuners.
Note that each NuVoNet Source has its own
method for setting a NuVoNet Source Address
for its audio outputs. It is important for
proper communication that each audio
output has an appropriate source address for
the source inputs being used. Refer to the
installation instructions for the source for
more detailed instruction.
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3.0. Installing the NV-RVZA50 Zone
Amplifier and the NV-RVZA50PS Power
Supply
Fig. 12
The Renovia Power Supply is to be installed
by a certified electrician only.
Choosing the Best Location for the NVRVZA50
Any room outlet can be used as a location for the Zone
Amplifier and Power Supply. For the best performance,
only use outlets that have tested with the SAT Site
Analysis Tool as Good or Marginal.
3.1 Properly Installing the Renovia Power
Supply (Certified Electrician only)
When you have decided on the outlet in the zone, cut the
power to that circuit and cut a hole for a standard dual
gang-mounting box. This needs to be a combination high
voltage/low voltage box. NuVo recommends the
Arlington Industries LDVR2 box shown in Fig. 11, or the
Carlon BH234R box paired with the Carlon SCDIV divider
(note that per building code, there must be a divider
between the low voltage and high voltage components).
These are both “old work” boxes designed for drywall.
Fig. 13
Model NV-RVZA50PS
RENOVIA Zone Power Supply 50 Watt
Remove the outlet from its electrical box. Terminate a
length of three conductor electrical wire into the outlet.
Keep in mind that the outlet location does not have to
physically be in the zone that the NV-RVZA50 is serving,
and that more than one NV-RVZA50 can operate on a
single outlet.
3.2 Properly Installing the Renovia Zone
Amplifier
Thread the length of electrical wire through the hole for
the NV-RVZA50 and into the high voltage side of the
mounting box to be installed. Install the mounting box in
the wall. Use wire nuts to connect the black (hot), white
(neutral) and ground wire leads from the Renovia Power
Supply to the corresponding leads from the electrical
wire, as shown in Fig. 12. Install the Power Supply into the
high voltage side of the mounting box, as shown in Fig
13.
Connect the NV-RVM’s AC power cord at its chosen
location, and power it up. This will assist with installation
of the Zone Amplifiers.
Before you install the Zone Amplifier, terminate the audio
wire to the zone speakers into the modular “Euro”
connector. The proper termination is Left -, Left +, Right -,
Right +, as shown in Fig. 14. The speakers are now ready
to plug into the Zone Amplifier. There are three choices for
a wired in-wall Control Pad for zone control. These are the
single and dual gang OLED display Control Pads and the
Color Touch Pad. You will need a length of CAT5 wire from
the Zone Amplifier location to the Control Pad location
with an RJ45 termination on each end. The necessary
termination is the EIA/TIA standard network 568A or 568B
wiring, as shown in Fig. 15. Either wiring will work as long
as both ends of the CAT5 termination are consistent.
Although the use of an outlet is the suggested
location, others are possible. You can use a
light switch as the source of power if the
electric service is run to the switch and then
to the light fixture or anywhere there is the
presence of the hot and neutral for
communication and the ground for proper
operation of the Renovia Power Supply.
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Pin #
1. Green Stripe
2. Green
3. Orange Stripe
4. Blue
5. Blue Stripe
6. Orange
7. Brown Stripe
8. Brown
Top view with
tab down.
Note: Colors listed as “stripe” are a white wire
with a colored stripe.
-
LEFT RIGHT RIGHT
+
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
+
Pair 2
When the Power Supply is installed, installing the Zone
Amplifier section is very straightforward. A twelve
position rotary switch on the face of the Zone Amplifier
component is necessary for setting a zone address. This is
done with a small screwdriver. Simply set a number that
corresponds with the zone's position in the system, as
shown in Fig. 16. Each zone must have a unique number
address setting. Install the Zone Amplifier over the
existing Power Supply.
Pair 1
Pair 3
Pair 4
Wires insert from
this end.
Fig. 16
PWR RST
ZONE
A BC
Fig. 17
If an address setting conflicts with another already
installed Zone Amplifier's address, an error message will
be displayed, and both LEDs on the Zone Amplifier will
flash in groups of threes. If speakers are connected to the
Zone Amplifier, groups of three warning tone bursts will
be heard simultaneously. The same Control Pad message,
and audio/flashing LED cues will occur with the
previously installed Zone Amp that has the address
conflict. Simply use a screwdriver to select a different,
unused address between 1 and 8 on one of the two Zone
Amplifiers in conflict. This will clear the address fault and
the warning cues.
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5
34 6
D12
If you are using an in-wall single, or dual gang Control Pad
or the Color Touch Pad, plug the associated CAT5 wire into
the “NuVoNet” CAT5 connection on the back of the Zone
Amplifier and plug the terminated speaker connector into
the speaker output, as shown in Fig. 17. The unused
“Audio IN/OUT” RJ45 jack is for future use. It is okay to
make futher address setting adjustments after the Zone
Amplifier has been mated to the Power Supply and
powered up. The device will reset about three seconds
after the switch has been set.
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-
LEFT
AUDIO STREAM
CONTROL
ZONE
A BC
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When power is restored to the associated outlet, you will
see an amber power LED. The green “Control” LED will
flash when control messages are sent to or received from
the Main Source Hub, and the blue “Audio Stream” LED
will light when an audio signal is received from the Main
Source Hub.
5
34 6
D12
PWR RST
ZONE
D12
AUDIO STREAM
A BC
PWR RST
Fig. 18B
CONTROL
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Fig. 18A
5
34 6
An inset plug on the Power Supply will mate with a plug
on the Zone Amplifier. Once in place, secure the Zone
Amplifier to the Power Supply with four screws and install
the finished cover plate. This is held in place with four
magnets and a single set screw on the bottom. It can also
be painted to match the wall color. When the Zone
amplifier has been addressed and installed, the zone is
now active as part of the system.
AUDIO STREAM
CONTROL
Fig. 19
PWR RST
ZONE
78
A BC
5
34 6
D12
AUDIO STREAM
CONTROL
3.3 Setting the Zone HomePlug Channel
If the HomePlug Channel on the Main Source Hub has
been changed to one other than A, see section 4.6.
Using the Configurator Software, System Settings,
Look for the Control LED to
flash indicating the set
HomePlug Channel.
then you must make sure that the NV-RVZA50 is set to
match.
Before setting the HomePlug Channel, the desired Zone
Number must be set, and communication with the Hub
established on the Zone (see Section 3.2 Properly
installing the Renovia Zone Amplifier).
3.4 Final Installed System Performance Check
To set the HomePlug Channel, use a small screwdriver to
turn the rotary switch, either clockwise or
counterclockwise, to the appropriate channel letter, A, B,
C, or D as shown in Fig. 18A, showing the zone set on
HomePlug channel B. Wait for the green “Control” LED to
light; then within three seconds of the green LED turning
on, turn the switch back to the desired zone number
previously set, as shown in Fig 18B, showing the zone set
on number 6. The Zone Amplifier will reboot. You will see
the green Control LED flash once for channel A, twice for
channel B, three times for channel C and four times for
channel D. The Zone Amplifier should then connect with
the Main Main Source Hub and the attached Control Pad
will reinitialize.
The easiest way to confirm that you have a robust
installed Renovia system is to go to the zone of your
choice, and engage Party Mode from the control device in
use for that zone. First, turn on your Host Zone, and select
the music source of your choice according to the control
instructions in section 6. If you just press the Power
button and switch the zone on, Tuner 1 will come up by
default, and you may use the Play/Pause button to switch
bands, and use the << or >> buttons to tune to the
station of choice. Once this zone is playing, select Menu –
Adv. Zone Control – Party Mode. All zones will be
turned on and their volume will follow the Party Host
Zone. Then, walk around and listen to music for a few
minutes in each zone to verify that the audio is playing
without gaps or stutters.
You can always verify the set HomePlug Channel by using
a small screwdriver or paper clip to press the RST, Reset
button. The Control LED will flash indicating the current
channel setting, as shown in Fig. 19.
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At this point, we strongly recommend that you run a
baseline test on the system signal performance
parameters. This is an easy test step that records
technical signal quality parameters that may be very
necessary for troubleshooting should your homeowner's
electrical system change significantly in the future and
create problems with audio performance in part of the
system. To run this test, select Menu – Setup – System
Settings – Advanced (requires a press and hold for six
seconds) – Diagnostics – PLC Test. Any current audio
play will stop, and the system will display “Testing - Please
Wait” on all Control Pads. The test will take up to four
minutes. When the test finishes, all zones will be turned
off, and the control displays will go blank, leaving the
system ready for use. The baseline performance test
results are permanently stored as a file in non-volatile
memory. If these are ever needed to assist with
troubleshooting, NuVo technical support will instruct you
as to how to retrieve the file to assist with assessing
electrical system changes.
Fig. 20
4.2. IR Library
4.0. Using the Configurator Software
The IR Library tab is where all source control functions
are stored as individual IR libraries. This section covers
adding new components, testing codes and assigning
function buttons on the Control Pads.
4.1 Main Startup
The Start tab is the beginning point for any configuration,
whether you are starting from scratch or reusing a
previously built configuration.
4.2.1 IR Libraries (as shown in Fig. 21)
The IR Library is a list of available components and their IR
function codes. The Configurator Software stores captured
IR codes in a single directory. Once captured or
downloaded, the Configurator Software will permanently
store it as an .irc file.
4.1.1. Open or Create Renovia Configurator
File (as shown in Fig. 20)
When you click on this button, the program goes to a
Config. File. There you can either open one of the existing
configurations or specify the name of a new file.
Configurations are saved with a .cfg extension.
Fig. 21
4.1.2 Retrieve Configuration from Renovia
To retrieve a configuration from an existing Renovia
installation, launch the Configurator Software. Make sure
your computer is connected to the USB port on the front
panel of the Renovia Main Source Hub. The Startup screen
has two buttons. The first is used to open an existing
configuration or to create a new one. The second asks to
“Retrieve Existing Configuration From Renovia.” When
you click on the “Retrieve” button, a progress window will
appear.
If you have this configuration already stored on your
computer's hard drive, you will see a dialog box asking if
you wish to overwrite the existing file. If this file is not
stored in your computer, this box will not appear.
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The back panel of the Interface box has two IR outputs for
testing purposes. You can use the included IR emitter and
attach it to the IR window on the face of the source
component or to the built-in IR blaster, which, when
aimed at the source equipment, will fire the IR command.
4.2.2 Adding a New Component to the IR
Library (as shown in Fig. 22)
New component IR files are easily added by clicking on
the “Add New” button. This brings up a new window titled
“Add New Component”. In this window, you must first
enter the manufacturer name and model. The “Make”
field defines the manufacturer of the equipment. A dropdown menu allows you to choose a manufacturer from
the IR Library. Type the model number in the “Model”
field. The Type drop-down menu contains a large list of
components. Each is a template of common functions for
that type of equipment. Clicking on the type that matches
the component will add the type name in that field. If
desired, you can add a type name that is not listed in the
drop-down menu.
Fig. 23
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POWER
12VDC/0.4A
CONNECT TO
CONCERTO D
CONNECT TO
PC
IR
EMITTER
IR
BLASTER
Concerto Learning Station
Model NV-I8DLS
Clicking on OK will automatically add the selected
component and associated functions to the IR Library.
PASSTHRU
READY
IR SENSOR
TEST ACTIVE
POWER
Fig. 22
4.2.4 Recording IR codes (as shown in Fig. 24)
When a new component is added to the IR Library, it is
necessary to record the IR codes associated with each
function. To do this, connect the Learning Station
Interface as described above. Double-click on the desired
component from the IR Library page. This will open the IR
Library Editor. This window lists the complete set of
functions for that type of device.
To initiate the IR recording process, you can either doubleclick on a function to be recorded or highlight the
function and click on the Record button. This will open
the IR Library Record window. The window will indicate
that the Configurator is “Waiting for IR Communications.”
To record a new code, simply point the component's
remote control at the IR receiver on the NuVo IR Learning
Station Interface. The first time you enter a code, the
Configurator determines if it is a “toggling function,”
which means that the remote sends two commands backto-back. This requires that the function button be pressed
four times in succession.
4.2.3 Using the NV-I8DLS IR Learning Station
Interface (as shown in Fig. 23)
To record new IR codes, you will need the IR Learning
Station Interface. This is a powerful tool for setting up
new IR Libraries for use with the Configurator Software,
and is part of the IR Learning Station package. Capturing
function codes and adding them to the component IR
Library is an easy process.
The Interface box is connected to your computer using
one of the RS232 connection cables, provided with the IR
Learning Station package. Note that in many cases,
personal notebook computers do not have a Db9 serial
cable. In this case an RS232 to USB dongle cable will be
necessary.
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To assign default IR functions to the Control Pad buttons,
right-click on each code and select “Keys.” This opens a
drop-down menu of the possible key selections for the
Control Pad. Select the appropriate key for that command
and the Configurator will add it to the Default Key field
for that command. The Play/Pause, Prev. and Next
functions have an additional (Held) function. This allows
any code to be added as an additional function
assignment that is activated when the button is held. The
Control Pad automatically displays the function being
sent to the source component.
Fig. 24
Once this sequence is completed, proceed to the next
function command and repeat the above steps. When you
have assigned a default key for each IR, click “Done” and
that component's IR Library is complete.
When the remote code is entered, the IR Library Record
window will go from yellow to green and indicate that
the capture was successful, then return to yellow. Repeat
this procedure three more times until the desired code is
added to the IR Library Edit window. You will now see the
number of code repeats and the duration of the code. A
normal non-toggling remote will require two button
pushes to successfully record a command, while a
toggling remote will require four button pushes for each
command.
You can also assign discrete Power On and Off commands.
The Renovia System will initiate the On command when a
zone is turned on and the Off command when the zone
All Off function (holding the Power button for three
seconds) is performed from any of the Control Pads.
Fig. 25
If there is an error in recording the code, the display in the
Record window will indicate that there was a
communication error. If this occurs, click on the Record
button and reenter the code.
4.2.5 IR Library Default Key Assignment (as
shown in Fig. 25)
Once the desired codes are added, assign them to the
appropriate key on the Control Pad. Note that by design,
the Control Pad has only 3 IR programmable function
keys and Power On/Power Off. Access to multiple preset
choices will be covered later in the Macros section (see
Section 4.4, Macros).
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4.2.6 IR Library Test (as shown in Fig. 26)
4.2.7 Adding a Function Code (as shown in Fig.
27)
An important feature of the Renovia Configurator is the
ability to test each IR code as it is added to the IR Library.
This insures that every code will work reliably.
When a new code is added, while it is still highlighted,
click on the test button, or double-click on the
highlighted code. This will open the IR Library Test
window. Make sure the IR Learning Station Interface
box's IR emitter is either facing the IR receiver window of
the source equipment (check the box labeled “Use Blaster
Output”), or an IR emitter is plugged into one of the two
IR emitter outputs and affixed to the IR receiver window
of the source equipment. Clicking on the test button will
cause the IR Learning Station Interface to emit the code.
The source equipment should respond appropriately to
the command if it has been stored correctly. A test result
box will open where you can record yes or no to the test.
Three successful test results are required before the
“Passed” count turns green. Clicking the “OK” button will
save the results in the IR Library. The “Tested” column for
that command will show the number of successful tests
performed.
If a required IR function is not in the list of those provided
in the library template, it is possible to add a code to the
list by clicking the “Create New” button. The pull-down
menu contains a list of all standard IR codes. A name not
found in the list can be typed in, but it is recommended
that you use the names provided in the list. This conserves
memory. Clicking on the “OK” button proceeds directly to
the IR recording process.
Fig. 27
Although not required, testing each code is
highly recommended.
Fig. 26
4.2.8 Cleaning Up an IR Library
Unused IR codes can be deleted from the list by
highlighting the code and either clicking the ”Delete”
button or right-clicking and selecting “Delete.”
When you are finished editing the library, select “Done.”
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4.3. Sources Tab (as shown in Fig. 28)
The “Sources” tab allows you to define the source
component attached to each of the six source inputs. All
six sources are not needed. If none are defined in the
configuration, the configuration will initialize and the Hub
firmware will default to two activated sources, the
internal AM/FM/SIRIUS–Ready Tuners on on the Source 1
and 2 inputs. It should be noted that the Hub will not
activate any of the sources 3 - 6 for selection that do not
have audio cables connected, even if they are defined in
the configuration that is loaded.
4.3.1 Select or Edit Source (as shown in Fig.
29)
Double-clicking on a blank source will open the “Select
Source” window. This window assigns the appropriate
source number input. The “Display Name” is the text that
will be read on the Control Pad when that source is
selected in any zone. The display name can contain only
capital letters, numbers, and some punctuation. If an
invalid key is typed, it will be ignored. The “Short Name”
field is for a three character abbreviation that will be used
to identify the source on the Control Pad display.
All that is necessary for tuner reception is to attach the
included NV-T2FAA active antenna to the Antenna input
on the Main Source Hub. These however, can be used for
other sources connected to the stereo mini 3.5mm jacks
on the back panel, if you choose. Highlight either of the
sources and delete them by clicking on the Clear button.
This will allow you to add any other source you choose
from your IR Library (See Section 4.3.1 Select or Edit
An important feature of the “Select Source” window is the
“Gain” level control. Different pieces of source equipment
tend to have different levels of audio output signal. This
slider control allows you to compensate for equipment
that has an inherently lower volume level. By using this
adjustment, when switching between sources, relative
volume levels remain constant.
Source).
When the appropriate information have been completed,
click “OK.” This will add the updated source information to
the “Source” window. When all the desired sources have
been defined, go to “Next” and proceed to the “Macros”
setup.
Source 3 and 4 default to the 9-pin inputs for the NVRVIPD Renovia NuVoDock for iPod. These however, can be
used for other sources if you choose.
Fig. 28
Fig. 29
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4.3.2 Adding a NuVoNet Source (as shown in
Fig. 30)
NuVoNet sources can be placed in the Configuration with
the same procedure as third party IR controllable
equipment. The Configurator program contains IR
libraries for each of the NuVoNet components which have
the appropriate button functions preassigned. Choosing
the correct NuVo SKU from the IR Library is important.
This allows the Main Source Hub to update the associated
sources with the necessary firmware when the
Configuration is downloaded.
Click on the source drop-down menu at the top of the
“Macros” tab to open up the functionality of the tab.
The Renovia System does not have the ability
to repeat IR commands from the IR receivers
built into the Control Pads, so Macros for
specific channel or disc selection are
important.
Fig. 31
A good feature for customizing the name of the source for
the customer is the “Always use display name” check box.
This overrides the SKU designation automatically sent to
the Control Pads by NuVoNet. You should note, however,
that the NuVoDocks for iPod will automatically send the
name associated with the iPod owner if this check box
remains unchecked.
Fig. 30
4.4.1 Creating a Preset Macro String (as shown
in Fig. 32)
An important function of the Macro tab is to create a
menu of preset choices for third party components, such
as satellite, cable and CD changers. When a non-NuVoNet
source is selected, a Preset Macro window appears on the
right side of the screen with open spaces for storing
preset station choices. Up to 250 macros can be defined in
this window. When a preset is added to a source, an
additional Preset menu item will be added to that source
browsing capability on the Control Pads. The preset menu
is preceded by the three character source designation
established in the Source tab.
4.4. Macros (as shown in Fig. 31)
An important feature of the Configurator program is the
ability to define source specific macro definitions for third
party IR control. Renovia has a unique ability to store
specific IR commands as preset names. The best example
is cable or satellite. Using the Macro tab you can establish
a preset name and set the appropriate IR commands to
select a specific station (see Section 4.4.1 Creating a
Preset Macro String). Macro definition only applies to
third party non-NuVoNet sources.
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To create a preset macro, double click on the first available
preset macro selection. This will open the Edit Macro
Definition window. Once in that window, type a name for
the preset in the Display Name window. That will establish
the preset name as it will appear in the preset menu. Note
that the Display drop down menu directly below the
Display Name window defaults to Forever. This is the
desired choice for a preset and will keep the preset name
on the Control Pad while listening to that selection.
The available IR codes for that source will be expanded in
green on the left side of the Edit Macro Definition
window. As you double click on a code, it will
automatically be added to the macro string on the right.
Up to 255 codes can be added to a single macro and the
codes will fire in the order in which they are added to the
string. Once the desired macro string is complete, click
Done and return to the main macro tab. The completed
macro will appear in the Preset Macro window. To create a
second preset, double click on the next space and repeat
the Macro Definition steps.
4.4.2 Editing Codes in a Macro (as shown in
Fig. 33)
In the Edit Macro Definition window, double-clicking on a
macro step on the right side will open an “Edit Macro
Code Settings” window. This allows you to change the
delay time before the command is issued. The default
delay is .25 seconds. This can be increased by .25-second
increments up to 30.5 seconds. Often, a command
requires mechanical movement in the source equipment,
and therefore the delay is important before initiating the
next command.
The number of repeats for each command can also be
changed. This is equivalent to pushing and holding the
button on the source remote control.
Fig. 33
Fig. 32
Reordering Macro Codes
After a code is added to a macro, highlighting a code and
clicking on the or button will reorder the codes.
Updating Macros
After editing a macro, the macro list is updated to show
the number of IR codes and the display names.
Note that the Macro tab has an additional button at the
bottom that says “Update Macros From Library.” If codes
were edited in any way in an IR library after a source has
been defined in the Source tab, this button will
automatically pull those changes into the “Macro
Definition” window.
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4.4.3 Control Macros
4.5.1 Edit Zone Properties (as shown in Fig.
35)
An additional option within the Macro tab is the ability to
establish multiple control macros. These macros are
intended for instant access to control functions, and are
an optional feature. If a control macro is created, an
additional source menu item is also created, titled
“Control”, preceded by the three character “short name”
assigned in the Source tab.
Double-clicking on a zone number opens the “Edit Zone
Properties” window. Specific properties defining that zone
are set here.
Initial Volume: This setting controls the initial volume
the zone will be automatically set to when the zone is
powered on if the “Volume Reset at Zone ON” box is
checked.
Creating a control macro is the same process outlined in
Section 4.4.1 Creating a Preset Macro String.
Max Volume: This allows the volume in a zone to be
limited. This can be done either to avoid damage to lowpower speakers, or simply to prevent a certain room from
being turned up too high (e.g., a teenager's bedroom).
The range is -70dB to 0dB with a default setting of 0.
These are increments which follow a volume control taper
that produces courser adjustment at the lowest settings,
and finer adjustment at higher settings (in order to best
match human hearing perceptions).
4.5. Zones (as shown in Fig. 34)
Renovia can drive up to 8 zones. The zone 1-8 rows in the
tab’s spreadsheet are specifically for establishing
individual characteristics for each zone amplifier in the
system. Keep in mind that any settings made in the Zones
tab can be changed from the each of the zone Control
Pads via their Menu button.
Party Volume: This controls the reset volume level for
each zone when the All On/Party Mode is initiated from
any of the Control Pads. The range is –70dB to –0dB with
a default setting of -50.
You will notice that the zone tab contains 20 entries for
zone Control Pads. The system can accommodate a total
of 20 Control Pads by using the slave function in the “Edit
Zone Properties” window. A slave Control Pad must
ultimately be home run to the Main Source Hub to one of
NuVoNet RJ45 ports (a Grand Concerto EZ Port is a viable
option for increasing the number of available ports). This
Control Pad will automatically share the same functions
and works in tandem with the main zone Control Pad.
Page Volume: If you are using the paging feature of the
Renovia System, you can also set the specific volume level
of the page zone by zone, by using this volume control.
The range is –70dB to –0dB, with a default of –40.
Balance: The level of output to the left and right
speakers is adjusted here. The default is center, but
depending on the location of the speakers and the
optimal listening area of the room, it may be
advantageous to adjust the balance to either the left or
the right.
Fig. 34
Bass and Treble: Both bass and treble can be adjusted
individually on a zone by zone basis. The EQ range of
adjustment is -12dB to +12dB in 1dB increments. Keep in
mind that these levels can also be set at the zone Control
Pads with music playing. This will be covered later in the
Control Pad menus, see Section 6.0. Using the
Control Pad’s Menu Button.
Volume Reset at Zone ON: A zone-specific feature is
the ability to have a zone automatically reset to a low
volume level when the zone is turned on. This check box
initiates that feature and is tied to the Zone Reset Volume
level set above it. If this box is not checked, the zone will
turn on at the last volume level.
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Exclusive Source Control: Checking this box gives this
zone exclusive “do not disturb” control of any chosen
source. Other zones will have the ability to listen to that
source, but they will not have any specific function
control.
Do-Not-Disturb: This Section is used to lock out
system-wide commands from a specific zone.
No Mute: The Renovia System has a small accessory
called the MI1, Mute Interrupt (see section 7.2. NVMI1 Mute Interrupt Adaptor) which is
designed to mute all zones when the phone or
doorbell rings. This is defeated on a zone by zone basis
by checking the “No Mute” box.
No Page: The Renovia System is capable of paging
through audio source input 6. This involves a phone
system that has a paging audio output and a means to
provide a voltage, or contact closure as a trigger. This
control is set in the System Settings tab (see section
Disable IR: This choice disables IR communication with
the Main Source Hub. It is important to remember that IR
passthrough from a third party remote control is not
possible across the electrical wiring. “Disable IR”
eliminates all IR functionality from the Control Pad. This is
intended for systems where only NuVoNet components
control is desired. In this case, IR control is not necessary.
4. 6.2 External Mute: Paging Trigger).
No Party: Master and Party Mode refer to the ability
Source Grouping: This allows for one zone to
automatically listen to the same source as all other zones
in the group. This is a very useful feature for a large open
area where it is not practical for more than one source to
be playing at one time. The advantage of the zone group
is that each Control Pad within the group has the ability
to turn on or off, mute, and control volume independently.
This drop-down menu allows any zone to be assigned to a
group, or as an individual zone with no group affiliation.
Up to four distinct groups can be created.
to turn all zones on simultaneously. In some zones
you may not want this function.
Enabled Zone Sources: This section allows individual
sources to be turned off for specific zones. A source that is
turned off will not display in that zone. This is particularly
useful in preventing child access to a source dedicated to
adult listening.
Loudness Compensation ON: This box defaults to
checked and enables an automatic bass and treble boost
when the zone is at a low listening level. This EQ gradually
flattens out as the zone volume is increased. Unchecking
the box turns this function off.
Lock Zone By Default: This check box turns on a
function that automatically prevents any functionality
from the zone until the assigned security code is entered.
Primarily, the function prevents an outside zone from
being turned on except when the homeowner really
wants to listen to it. The default code is 5555.
Display Settings: The overall brightness and AutoDim
feature for each Control Pad are set using these dropdown menus. The first menu is the display brightness. The
choices are Dimmest, Dim, Not So Bright, Normal,
Bright, Brighter, Brightest. The second menu sets the
duration for the AutoDim feature. These range from
AutoDim Disabled, to AutoDim Enabled (15 Sec up
to 1 Hour). The next menu sets a specific AutoDim level.
AutoDim Brightness Off removes all display and
backlighting. Using AutoDim Brightness Low,
AutoDim Brightness Medium, or AutoDim
Brightness High reduces the level of brightness, but
does not make the Control Pad completely dark.
Display Time While Zone Off: Checking this box
causes the Control Pad to automatically display the
current time when the zone is turned off. In normal
operation, the time is always displayed in the upper right
corner. The time is automatically set according to the
computer’s setting when the configuration is
downloaded to the Renovia Main Source Hub.
4 Ohm speakers: This check box should be set to
change the zone amplifier output from 50 watts at 8
ohms to 50 watts at 4 ohms, depending on the choice of
speakers installed in the zone.
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Slave To: This drop-down menu is used to assign
additional “slave” Control Pads to a zone. Up to 20 Control
Pads can be used in an installation. Any Control Pads that
are slaved must be plugged into a NuVoNet input on the
Main Source Hub. This feature can be used to slave more
than one Zone Amplifier together to operate as one zone.
If you do this, you still need to assign the two zones to
their own zone number when they are installed.
Zone 16: The 16th zone is used for a special output on
the Main Source Hub. It is intended as an additional
source line out for an existing home theater or stereo
receiver. This allows you to take advantage of the
receiver’s amplification and speakers. The zone 16 settings
are either for an installed Control Pad or the Wireless
Control Pad for control of the system.
Slave EQ Settings: Selecting this checkbox will
disable local zone Bass and Treble EQ Settings of the zone
set in the “Slave To:” setting. Leaving the box unchecked
will apply the Bass and Treble Settings set on the Zone
Property controls. If “Slave To” is set to “(None)”, this
checkbox will “gray out” and not be available.
Wireless Control Pad: A zone assignment is required
for each Wireless Control Pad (up to five) being used in
the system. It is best to use one of the shaded zones for
this purpose. If you are planning on setting up the
Wireless Control Pad to have control of any zone in the
system, you need to choose zone numbers that will not
have speakers attached. The assignment is as simple as
opening the Zone Edit window and assigning it WCP. No
other settings are necessary.
Fig. 35
Fig. 36
4.5.2 Zones (updated) (as shown in Fig. 36)
When the desired properties for each zone are set, click
on OK. This will return you to the Zones tab. There you will
see an updated list of the zones by the number they are
assigned, as well as the specific parameters defined in the
Zone Edit window.
4.6. System Settings (as shown in Fig. 37)
This tab has specific settings that effect the functionality
of the entire system.
Double-clicking on the zones will reopen the edit
window, where any of the definition properties can be
modified.
4.6.1 External Mute: System Mute Trigger
The Renovia System has an accessory, the NV-MI1 Mute
Interrupt, which is designed to mute any music playing
through the system when a doorbell or phone rings, see
Section 7.2, NV-MI1 Mute Interrupt Adaptor. The
default setting is should not be changed if you choose to
use the NV-MI1.
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4.6.2 External Mute: Paging Trigger
4.6.5 Security Code
The Renovia System has a built-in solution for wholehouse paging, typically through a phone system. The
Paging Trigger setting causes the system to mute across
all the zones, and in turn, amplifies the page across all
zones. Each Zone Edit utility in the Configurator Software
or the menu at each Control Pad offers the capability of
setting the page volume in each zone. If you choose to
use the paging feature, click on the Paging Trigger
radio button. This sets the mute input on the Main Source
Hub to respond to a trigger from the paging device. The
trigger can be left at Active Low (0-1V) if the trigger is a
contact closure, or Active High (3-30V) if the trigger is a
voltage.
A feature with the zone setup of the Renovia System is
the ability to lock the zone. This can be done as a default
that will require a four-digit security code to unlock the
zone Control Pad when the zone is turned on. It can also
be done as a temporary setting from the Control Pad
menu to lock the zone on its current listening choice. In
either scenario, the security code must be set to unlock
the zone. The security code can be any four digits or left at
the default, 5555.
4.6.6 HomePlug Channel
This drop-down menu has four choices, A, B, C, and D.
This is only necessary if you are installing two Renovia
systems on the same electrical service, or on separate
electrical services that have wiring routed closely enough
that coupling of the HomePlug signals between them
becomes possible. This may occur in a situation in which
multiple units in a Multiple Dwelling Unit property have a
Renovia installation. By setting the two systems on two
different channels, they can operate independently of
each other. This setting only affects the channel of
communication for the Main Source Hub.
4.6.3 24 Hour Time Display and Power Off
Mode
24 Hour Time Display: By checking the 24 Hour Time
Display box, the system will automatically go to a 24 hour
clock on each of the zone Control Pads.
Power Off Mode: The Renovia Configurator allows
the option for three power off modes.
Tap Mute/Hold for Zone-Off w/ All-Off
Menu: This mode causes a temporary zone mute
when the Control Pad power button is tapped. When it
is held, a second menu will appear with the options to
turn the zone off or turn all the zones off.
Tap Zone-Off/Hold for Group/All-Off Menu:
In this mode, a single tap of the power button turns
the zone off, and holding the power button activates a
second menu that gives the option to turn off that
zone’s group or turn off all zones.
Tap Zone-Off/Hold for All-Off (no menu):
This is the default choice. In this mode, a tap turns the
zone off and holding the power button turns all the
zones off.
The Zone Amplifiers are set for the HomePlug Channel
separately (see Section 3.0. Installing the NV-RVZA50
Zone Amplifier and the NV-RVZA50PS Power
Supply).
If you are not intending to set a HomePlug
Channel, leave the default setting at A.
Fig. 37
4.6.4 Serial Delay
This drop down menu provides a choice of delays
measured in milliseconds. This is rarely used and is only
necessary when you are using the RS232 communication
for third party control of the Renovia System. This utility
slows the rate at which information is delivered to the
home automation system from Renovia. This is
sometimes necessary to allow the home automation’s
processor time to buffer the incoming information.
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4.7. Update System
The finished configuration is now ready to be
downloaded to the Renovia Main Source Hub. Connect
your computer to the USB input on the face of the Main
Source Hub and click on the Update Renovia button.
While downloading, a progress box will show the
download process. Once complete, the configuration is
permanently stored in flash memory. In addition to
loading the configuration data, the Configurator will also
download and initiate system firmware updates if the PC
version has been updated from the NuVo website
Resource Center since the last configuration load.
Configurations can always be retrieved and edited at a
future date.
Fig. 39
Print Zone/Source Summary (as shown in Fig.
38)
A useful function is to click on “File” and select
“Zone/Source Summary”. This will allow you to print a
single page that shows the sources and their number
inputs along with a list of configured zones. This is helpful
in setting the correct zone number at each of the zone
Fig. 38
Language (as shown in Fig. 39)
The Configurator offers five language choices, English,
Spanish, French, German, and Russian. These change the
Menu language displayed on each of the System’s Control
Pads for the user. This does not, however, change the
language of the Configurator software.
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Fig. 40
5.0. Control Pad Setup
5.1 Factory New Installation
The installed Control Pads, NV-E6GCP-DC, NV-I8GCP, NVCTP36 are designed to automatically recognize the
number address, 1- 8 from the rotary switch setting on
the Renovia Zone Amplifier when they are plugged in the
zone NuVoNet RJ45 connection.
Firmware Upgrade
Please Wait. . .
Updating device 1 0f 2
When first plugged in, the current firmware version will
display, and go dark. Press the Power Button to turn it on
and begin controlling the zone. When it is turned on it will
display the first configured source in the system. This is
typically the built-in AM/FM Tuners as source 1. At this
point the system is fully controllable from that zone.
Repeat this procedure for each of the remaining zones in
the system.
MENU
OK
If the Control Pad beeps and indicates a conflicting zone
address, reset the zone number on the NV-RVZA50 zone
amplifier. Each amplifier must have a unique number
setting.
If you have chosen to “Slave” additional Control Pads to
other zones, they must be plugged directly into the Main
Source Hub. When you have loaded a configuration into
the Main Source Hub, the configured zone names will
appear starting with the first. The used zone numbers and
associated names will be grayed out. To set the zone, scroll
the highlight using the arrow keys to the desired zone
name and press the OK button. The Control Pad will flash
the version-number screen one more time and
immediately turn off. When powered on, the addressed
Control Pad will then go to the first established source.
Control Pad Firmware Upgrade (as shown in
Fig. 40)
When first plugged in and addressed, the Control Pads
will poll the main unit for the correct firmware version. If
they are at a lesser version number, an upgrade notice will
appear on the display. It is important to allow this process
to complete. When the Control Pad is finished upgrading
itself it will turn off. At that point, it is ready for zone
control use.
At this point, the zone may be operated by the
parameters set in the configuration. Zone settings may be
modified using the MENU key.
5.2 Reprogramming the Zone Address
This procedure allows an addressed Control Pad to be
moved to a new location. Within the main menu of each
zone, go to Setup. Within the Setup options, scroll to
Advanced Settings and to Zone Number. All the used
addresses will be grayed out. Any available addresses will
be accessible. Scrolling to None will erase the current
address. Once a zone address is erased the Control Pad
can be installed in any other zone.
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5.3 Installing the NV-WCPS Wireless Control
Pad
Fig. 41
A perfect option for the Renovia System is the NV-WCPS
Wireless Control Pad System. This RF based solution
eliminates the need for CAT5 in the zone, and its Zone
button allows it to be a whole house controller.
POWER
SETUP
To install the NV-WCPS with the Renovia System, first plug
the Coordinator for the RF communication into one of the
NuVoNet connections on the back panel of the Main
Source Hub, as shown in Fig. 41. The green SETUP LED
will light momentarily and turn off. The blue POWER LED
will remain lit as long as the Coordinator is plugged into
NuVoNet.
After you have installed the Coordinator, install the
battery in the Wireless Control Pad. This will bring up an
initial screen asking if you would like to Enable or
Disable the devices Zone button. If you choose Enable,
you are allowing the Zone control of any zone using the
Zone button. Disable locks the Wireless Control Pad’s
function to the zone to which it is assigned, as shown in
Fig. 42
Fig. 42
Zone Button
Enabled
Disabled
MENU
Once you have selected the Zone button’s functionality,
the Wireless Control Pad will briefly search for the
Coordinator. When it has made a connection, you will see
a display that reads, “Press Setup on Coordinator and then
OK”. Following this prompt, press the Setup button on
the Coordinator. The green Setup LED will light. While it is
lit, press the Wireless Control Pad’s OK button.
The display will quickly show a list of the zone’s
configured for the system in the Configurator software, as
shown in Fig. 43.
ZONE
Fig. 43
Press SETUP Button
on Coordinator
Searching for
Coordinator...
Then Press OK
Scroll to one of the zones you labeled for the Wireless
Control Pad (unless you chose Disable for the Zone
button, in this case you should choose the zone you want
the Wireless Control Pad to control), as shown in Fig. 44.
MENU
MENU
ZONE
Fig. 44
Zone Address
Master Bath
Entertainment Room
Kids Room 1
Kids Room 2
WCP 1
WCP 2
MENU
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ZONE
ZONE
Fig. 45
5.4 Renovia Tuner Control
Control of Renovia’s internal tuners (sources 1 and 2)
default to the buttons of the Control Pads, unless those
sources are overridden in the Configurator software. These
functions are consistent with the NV-E6GCP-DC, NV-I8GCP,
and NV-WCP Control Pads. The NV-CTP36 Color Touch Pad
has a specialized screen for the tuner control, although, the
basic functionality is the same (see the NV-CTP36 User
Guide).
SIR
SR 86 (P101)
SIRIUS Pops
3:09 PM
Jozef Kossovit
Hungaria
Tuning Up and Down
MENU
Tuning at the NuVo Control Pad is accomplished by
touching arrow forward >> or arrow back <<. A single
touch advances one channel or station frequency based on
the tuning method selected, and a touch and hold will
rapidly change the channel or frequency, as shown in Fig.
45.
OK
Tuning Up and Down
Fig. 46
Pressing and holding the Play/Pause Button will toggle
between Preset and Seek Tune. The display will show an((S))
for Seek Tune and a ((P)) if in Preset Tune. If the band
setting is AM or FM, the display will also indicate signal
strength for the selected frequency, as shown in Fig. 46.
FM
FM 92.9
Changing Bands
3:15 PM
Fly 92.9
Touching the Play/Pause button on the Control Pad will also
toggle through the available bands. SIRIUS is only available
if an activated NV-SCH1 SiriusConnect tuner is plugged into
the SIRIUS inputs 1 and 2 on the NV-RVM.
S
ST
MENU
OK
Selecting a Locked Channel (SIRIUS only)
Change Tuner Bands and Tuning Mode
If a locked channel is selected, a four-digit security code
must be entered to listen to the audio. The code will appear
as 0000 on the display with the first 0 highlighted. The up
and down arrow buttons are used to scroll to the desired
number and touching the OK button advances the
highlight to the next 0. Repeat the steps to enter the
remaining numbers until all four are entered. Touching the
OK button will then allow access to the selected channel, as
shown in Fig. 47.
Fig. 47
SIR
Locked
3:15 PM
0000
MENU
OK
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Fig. 50
6.0. Using the Control Pad's MENU
Button
iPod Options
Shuffle
Repeat
Edit Favorites
Menu gives access to specific music selection and control
for each source, as well as zone and system setting
capability. The menu functions defined by NuVoNet
change with the selected source. The selections and
control are consistent with all the Control Pad choices for
Renovia. This section outlining the menu functionality
uses the dual gang NV-I8GCP as the representation.
MAIN MENU: There are four Main Menu items that are
consistent to all source selections and pertain to general
system and zone control. They are Favorites, Sources,
Advanced Zone Control and Setup, as shown in
Fig. 48.
Fig. 51
Edit Favorites
Rock
Dinner Party
--Add to Favorites...
Fig. 48
Main Menu
Favorites
Sources
Adv. Zone Control
Setup
6.2 Sources: This offers quick access to the six sources
defined in the system. Third-party sources are defined
with a source name in the Renovia Configurator Software.
The NuVoNet sources have a predefined system name
unless you choose to assign a customized name in the
Configurator Software, as shown in Fig. 52.
6.1 Favorites: Top-line favorites are global. This is a
conglomeration of playlists, and presets depending on
the sources being used with the system. When IR Macro
Presets are assigned, the first twenty are placed in the
Favorites menu. Assigning playlists and presets from the
NuVoNet sources is done within the Options menu, as
shown in Fig. 49. This menu item automatically reflects
the source that is chosen. Within the Options menu is
Edit Favorites, as shown in Fig. 50. When Edit Favorites is
chosen, Add to Favorites will allow you to add any
playlists or presets, as shown in Fig. 51. When the desired
choice is highlighted, pressing the OK button completes
the task.
Fig. 52
Sources
NV-RVT2SIR (1)
NV-RVT2SIR (2)
Mike K’s iPod
Music Server A
Music Server B
Cable Music
SIRIUS Info
There are two sub-menus within this choice. It is only
active if the SIRIUS input for the selected Tuner is being
used.
SIRIUS ID: This displays the ID number
associated with the connected SIRIUS Tuner. This
number is referenced when activating the Tuner
through SIRIUS, or for customer service issues.
Now Playing Info: This scrolls the metadata
for a selected SIRIUS Channel.
Fig. 49
Main Menu
Albums
Genres
Tracks
Play All
iPod Options
Adv. Zone Control
Setup
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Fig. 54
6.3 Tuner Options: Tuning parameters for the
internal tuners are easily set from any Control Pad using
this menu. There are five sub-menu choices, Fig, 53:
Edit Presets
My Presets 1
My Presets 2
My Presets 3
My Presets 4
My Presets 5
Fig. 53
Tuner Options
Edit Presets
Tuning Mode
Parental Lock
Skipped Channels
Tuner Settings
Assign Preset
Assign to Current Chan
Edit Presets: This allows the user to establish the
current channel or station frequency as a preset. The
menu provides five banks of 20 presets each.
Choosing a preset bank will then give you the option
of saving the current channel. To add a preset to
favorites, highlight and select an existing preset. This
will bring up a second menu with several choices.
Delete Preset will erase the highlighted preset from
the list. Add to Favorites laces the highlighted
preset into the Favorites menu available at each
Control Pad. Move Up and Move Down moves the
highlighted preset up or down within the list of
presets. Move to Top and Move to Bottom places
the highlighted preset in the number 1 position or to
the last available position, as shown in Fig. 54.
My Presets 1
1: AM 530
2:
3:
4:
5:
6:
Parental Lock: This is a SIRIUS function that
allows a set four-digit code lock out for channels with
questionable material for children. This menu allows
you to highlight and select specific channels. These
will appear with a check mark, as shown in Fig. 55.
Tuning Mode: Tuning Mode changes the tuning
between three tuning modes, when enabled:
a. Step Tune: This mode will advance
the tuning by a fixed frequency step up or down.
Fig. 55
Parental Lock
Set Security Code
Locked Channels
b. Seek Mode (AM/FM only): This mode will
tune to the next strong frequency signal and stop
when the arrow forward button >> or arrow
back button << are pushed.
c. Preset Mode: If Preset is chosen, trouching
the arrow forward button >>, or arrow back
button << scrolls through the saved presets.
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Fig. 57
Skipped Channels: Undesired SIRIUS channels
can be selected from this list of channels and
removed from tuning. To select a channel, move the
highlight to that channel listing and touch the OK
button. This will place a check mark next to that
station. When checked, it will not appear when
browsing or tuning through channels.
Seek Thresholds
AM Threshold
FM Threshold
Tuner Settings: This menu has six sub-menus
designed to set defaults for the basic user functions
of the tuners.
Enabled Bands: Broadcast bands associated
with each Tuner can be turned off here. This is
useful especially for AM where an acceptable AM
signal is not possible. If SIRIUS is disabled, all
SIRIUS related menu items will be removed as
opposed to just being grayed out, as shown in Fig.
56.
AM Threshold
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Fig. 56
Enabled Tune Modes: This global function
turns the three tuning modes described
previously in the Tuning Mode paragraph on or
off. If a mode is unchecked, that mode will not
appear in the selection list in the Tuning Mode
menu.
Enabled Bands
AM Tuners A and B
FM Tuner A and B
SIRIUS Tuner A
SIRIUS Tuner B
Antenna Power: The choices here are
Automatic, Forced ON and Forced OFF.
Automatic is the default and allows the Tuners to
recognize a present SIRIUS receiver. In Automatic
the Tuners let the attached SIRIUS receiver supply
5 volt power to both the SIRIUS and NV- T2FAA
antennas. In instances where you intend on using
a third party FM antenna, the Forced OFF choice is
necessary to block DC voltage needed for AM
reception. Forced ON supplies DC voltage for AM
reception in the presence of a SIRIUS receiver
which is not sharing an antenna cable with the
NV-T2FAA antenna, as shown in Fig. 58.
Tuning Parameters: There are three submenus that set default tuning:
a. Fine Tuning: This reduces the
frequency step to 50 kHz in FM and 1 kHz in
AM. With today's digitally controlled
broadcast stations, this feature is rarely used.
b. Regional Setup: Regional Setup sets
the default tuning standard for four regions
of the world. The choices are US/Canada,
Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Custom is grayed out.
Fig. 58
Antenna Power
Automatic
Forced On
Forced Off
c. Seek Thresholds: The recognized
signal level for AM and FM can be set in this
menu. There are three default levels with 1
being the lowest, requiring a stronger signal
to be recognized and 3 being the highest,
requiring a weak to moderate signal to be
recognized. The default is 2, the middle level,
as shown in Fig. 57.
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Fig. 61
Diagnostics: Signal strength for AM, FM and
SIRIUS reception and the current firmware
version number are provided in the Diagnostics
menu, as shown in Fig. 59.
SIRIUS Strength
SAT: Strong
TERR: None
Combined: Strong
Fig. 59
Diagnostics
Version
Signal Strength
Audio Test
Audio Test: The test tone is intended to verify
an audio signal from an attached SIRIUS receiver.
The tone will continue until you tune up or down,
or change broadcast bands.
Version: This displays the tuner’s current
firmware version. Upgraded versions are posted
on the NuVo website ProZone Resource Center
and are loaded onto the Tuner by downloading
a new configuration from the Tuner
Configurator software through the RS232 port.
AM/FM Signal Strength: This displays
two levels for Tuners A and B. RSSI, received
signal strength indicator, is a measurement in
dBuV, and SNR, signal to noise is measured in
dB, as shown in Fig. 60.
Reset Memory: This should be used only
when it is advantageous to remove all settings
from the Tuner. Choosing yes to reset memory
returns the Tuners to their factory default, as
shown in Fig. 62.
Fig. 62
Are You Sure?
No
Yes
Fig. 60
AM/FM Strenght
RSSI: 60dBuV
SNR: 31 dB
SIRIUS Signal Strength: Three separate
measurements are provided in levels 1-4,
None, Weak, Good, or Strong. The
measurements are SAT (satellite), TERR
(terrestrial), and COMBINED, as shown in Fig.
61.
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Fig. 64
6.4 Advanced Zone Control: Advanced Zone
Control is designed for user access to temporary zone
settings. Each of the zone parameters set in advanced
zone control automatically reset when an All Off
command is issued from a Control Pad, as shown in Fig.
63.
Sleep
Off
15 Minutes
30 Minutes
60 Minutes
90 Minutes
120 Minutes
Fig. 63
Adv. Zone Control
Party Mode
Do-Not-Disturb
Sleep
Lock Zone
Lock Zone & Off
Lock Zone: This temporarily locks the zone on the
current source selection. It requires a four digit
security code that must be set in the Settings Tab of
the configurator Software. The security code is
entered on the Control Pad by using the Up and
Down arrows to scroll to the first number and
pressing OK. The display will then highlight the next
number. Using the process described above, set the
second, third and fourth numbers. Once the fourth
number is set, the zone will remain locked until the
security code is entered to unlock it, as shown in Fig.
65.
Party Mode: This setting is turned on and
off with the OK button. When selected, all the
configured zones in the system will turn on
and that Control Pad becomes the Host for
the entire house. This function is defeated in
an individual zone by initiating a function on
that zone’s Control Pad.
Lock Zone & Off: This temporary lock works
very much like Lock Zone, but is used to turn
the zone off and requires the security code to
turn the zone back on.
Do-Not-Disturb: This sets a temporary source
lock on a chosen source within that zone. This
selection is also turned on and off by pressing the OK
button.
Note that the security code is set in System
Settings tab, Section 4.6.
Fig. 65
Sleep Mode: The Sleep Mode, when set, allows
music to play in that Control Pad’s zone for a specified
amount of time, as hown in Fig. 64. Once the time
election is made, the system will gradually ramp
down in volume and the zone will turn itself off at the
end of the selected time.
Lock Code? (5)
4300
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Fig. 68
Setup: The Setup menu is for specific system setup. It
consists of several subset menus, Fig.66. These are
defined in the next section.
Zone Settings
Balance
Bass
Treble
Loudness Comp.
Volume Settings
Display Settings
*Advanced
Fig. 66
Setup
Favorites #1-12
Zone Settings
*Source Settings
System Settings
Balance: This controls the level of audio going to the left
and right speakers. In some cases, when the listening area
is not absolutely centered between the speakers, it is
useful to adjust the center listening point left or right. This
menu option gives the ability to adjust the sound left or
right up to 18 steps in either direction.
Favorites #1-12: Twelve global favorites can be
defined for easy access from within the Main Menu or
from the twelve numeric favorites accessible through the
Renovia remote control. Any favorites, which include play
lists, tuner presets and specific disc selections can be
selected in the Favorites setup and automatically added
to the global list. The Renovia Remote Control has a 12button numeric Control Pad that provides direct access to
the 12 assigned favorites. When a favorite is selected, the
zone will automatically go to the appropriate source and
music selection, as shown in Fig. 67.
Bass: This adjusts the frequency level from 100Hz and
below. The default is flat, and the range is –18dB to
+18dB.
Treble: This adjustment works within the same
parameters as the bass and adjusts the frequency level
from 10kHz and up.
Loudness Compensation: Loudness can be simply
turned on or off by pressing the OK button.
Volume Settings: There are several default settings
Fig. 67
available in this menu. Volume Reset is turned on or off
by pressing the OK button and controls whether the zone
turns on at its previous volume level, or to a preset level,
as shown in Fig. 69. If checked, the volume at zone on
reverts to the level set in the next menu item, Initial
Volume. Choosing to set at the current listening level, or
selecting the default –60 dB level, controls this level.
Maximum Volume is an overall zone volume limit and is
set in the same manner as Initial Volume. Page Volume
controls the level at which a page is amplified in each
zone, and Party Volume sets the initial volume level when
the party or all-on function is initiated.
Favorites #1-12
Rock
Jazz
Sports Talk
(Empty)
(Empty)
(Empty)
(Empty)
6.5 Zone Settings: This selection contains several
zone specific controls, as shown in Fig. 68. Note that
Advanced is grayed out and is preceded by an asterisk. To
access these menu items, hold the OK button for six
seconds.
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Fig. 69
Default DND: This prevents the global functions of
all-on or party and whole-house page from acting on
the specific zone, as shown in Fig. 71.
Initial Volume
Set (current volume)
Reset (-60 dB)
Fig. 71
Default DND
No Mute
No Page
No Party
6.6 Advanced Zone Settings: These are
parameters for each zone. They can be easily established
in the Configurator Software or here, at each of the zone
Control Pads, Fig 70. The only way to get into this menu is
to hold the Control Pad’s OK button for six seconds.
Default Zone Locked: A locked zone prevents
anyone from turning the zone on and accessing music
without first entering the security code.
Fig. 70
Adv. Zone Settings
Source Lockout
Exclusive Src. Ctrl.
Group
Default DND
Default Zone Locked
Remote Controls
Slaved to Zone
Remote Controls: These settings affect the way
the Control Pad receives commands from a handheld
wireless remote. The NV-GRC1 is an optional remote
for control of Renovia. It allows the same level of
control as the Control Pad. At the default setting, this
remote will control any zone through the Control
Pad’s IR receiver. If you choose, you can select “All
Remotes Disabled” and completely disable the IR
functionality. Remember, the Renovia System is
unable to repeat commands received from a
third party remote control.
Source Lockout: Any source selected in this
menu will be locked from access within that zone.
Slaved to Zone: A feature of Renovia is the ability
to slave zones together. This is most useful for
controlling a zone with more than one Control Pad, or
the converse, which is controlling more than one zone
with one Control Pad. Simply scroll to the zone you
wish to slave to and select it from the list, Fig.72 .
Exclusive Src. Ctrl.: This sets a default that
automatically grabs control of any source chosen
within this zone. Other zones will be able to listen, but
they will have no specific source control. This is a
permanent zone setting.
Group: Source Group is a great NuVo feature for
large, open-floor living spaces. In this menu option,
any zone can be set to share sources among a group
of zones to prevent the likelihood of having more
than one source playing in the same open space. The
advantage to Source Group is that each zone area
maintains individual on/off and volume capability.
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Fig. 72
6.7 Source Settings: Two choices reside in this ‘
menu, Fig.73. This menu can oly be accessed by holding
the OK button for six seconds.
Slaved To Zone
None
Kitchen
Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bath
Guest Room
Nursery
Gain: This lets you increase the audio input levels
from the sources connected to the system. This is
not necessary for the NuVoNet components, but if
you use a satellite or cable set-top box as an audio
source for the system, you will find that the audio
level is inherently softer and will benefit by the gain
setting. The default is 0dB, with a range up to
18.75dB.
Zone Number: Each zone must be assigned a
number or specific zone address. This is done by
scrolling to the desired zone and selecting it. All used
zone addresses will be grayed out. If you have defined
zones in the Configurator Software, the actual zone
names assigned in the Zone tab of the software will
appear in the list. The zone list appears just as it does
in the previous Slaved Zone menu. Scrolling to a
different zone name and pressing OK will set a new
zone address, or selecting NONE erases the zone
address.
NuVoNet Source: If you uncheck this selection,
that source will not be polled by NuVoNet and will
only be IR controllable.
Fig. 73
Cur. Source Settings
Gain
NuVoNet Source
Diag/Self Test: There are two sub-menus here,
detailed below.
Display Test: This performs a short display
parameter test when selected.
Audio Test: Selecting this item brings up
following two audio test menu options.
Sine Wave 1 KHz: This will play a continuous
test tone for zone verification. Adjust the volume
with the arrow up and down buttons. End the
test tone by pressing Menu to return to the Audio
Test menu.
Log Sweep: This will start a test tone at a very
low frequency, and slowly increase the frequency,
logarithmically. This is a useful integrity test of
installed speakers on a zone, allowing detection
of mechanical mounting problems that can
create buzzes and rattles.
6.8 System Settings: This menu option controls
system-wide settings, as shown in Fig 74.
Date/Time: Renovia has an internal clock that
allows each Control Pad to display the current time.
Within this menu you can easily set Year, Month, Day,
Hour, and Minute.
24 Hour Time Display: This is a simple on/off.
When this menu item is turned on, the clock display
on the Control Pads switches to 24 hour display.
4 Ohm Speakers: This refers to the output of the
Zone Amplifier. When this is selected, the amplifier’s
output becomes 50 watts at 4 Ohms. This allows two
pairs of 8 ohm speakers to be used on one zone.
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Fig. 76
Power Off Mode: This refers to three choices for
the way in which each zone turns on and off. They
involve a single tap of the power button and a hold
function, as shown in Fig. 75.
Mute/Off/ w/ Menu: This is the first choice. It
means that a tap of the power button mutes the
zone, but does not turn it off. The hold function
brings up a second menu that requests All Off, yes
or no. No turns off just that zone, yes turns off all
zones.
Off/All-Off Menu: In this mode, a tap of the
power button turns the zone off, and a second
menu appears that gives the choice to turn off
that zones group (if it is assigned to a source
group) or to turn all zones off.
Off/All-Off: This is a tap of the power button to
turn the zone off and a hold of the power button
to turn all zones off.
Advanced
Edit Zone Names
Hub Homeplug Channel
Ext. Mute/Page
Serial Delay
Active Sources
System Diagnostics
Reset System
Edit Zone Names: This will allow fast
programming of specific zone names without using
the Configurator, or will allow revising a Zone Name
after a Configuration has been loaded. When selected,
the first menu displayed will be a selection list all of
the existing Zone Names. The default is “Zone N”,
where N is the zone number. Scroll to the one you
wish to edit, and press OK. Now a list of standard zone
names will come up. Scroll to the one you want, and
press OK, or scroll to the last selection in the list,“Spell
Name” for a custom name.
Fig. 74
System Settings
Date/Time
24 Hour Time Display
Power-Off Mode
*Advanced
If you select “Spell Name”, a cursor will appear on the
left of a line. The up and down arrows will allow you
to sequentially step through an alpha-numberic
character to be placed in the name position indicated
by the cursor. Pressing the button will toggle the
selectable characters between upper and lower case.
When you have selected the first character you want,
press the >> button to advance to the next character
position, and continue to the next letter in the same
way. When the name is complete, press the OK button
and proceed to the next zone.
Fig. 75
Zone Power-Off Mode
Tap/Hold Action
Mute/Off w/Menu
Off/All-Off Menu
Off/All-Off
Hub Homeplug Channel: This will allow setting
of four choices: A, B, C, or D. Setting to a value other
than the default value of A is only necessary if you are
installing two Renovia Systems on the same electrical
service, or on separate electrical services that have
wiring routed closely enough that coupling of the
HomePlug signals between them becomes possible.
This may occur in a situation in which multiple units
in a Multiple Dwelling Unit property have a Renovia
installation. By setting the systems on two different
channels, the systems can operate independently of
each other. This setting only affects the channel of
communication for the Main Source Hub. The Zone
Amplifiers are set for the HomePlug Channel
separately, (see Section 3.3, Setting the Zone
Advanced: Within the System settings menu are
advanced functions intended for installers. The item is
preceded by an asterisk and grayed out which requires
that the OK button is held for six seconds before the
advanced functions are accessible, as shown in Fig. 76.
HomePlug Channel).
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External Mute/Page: The EXT. MUTE input on the back
panel of Renovia has a dual function. In normal mode,
it is designed for the Mute Interface, NV-MI1 (see
Section 7.2 NV-MI1 Mute Interrupt Adaptor). It
can also be configured for use with a paging phone
system to enable whole-house paging. This requires a
phone system that provides an audio output for
paging that is plugged into source input 6 on Renovia
(note that this feature eliminates the use of Source 6
as an audio source for the system). To use the Page
function, you must select Paging Mode. There are
two types of voltage triggers associated with the
Page function. If the phone system you are using
sends a voltage to trigger paging, selecting Paging
Mode sets the mute input to react and mute all zones.
If it triggers by creating a closure (dropping down to 0
voltage), you need to select Active Low (Closed).
Serial Delay: This function is only used in
conjunction with third party home automation
systems. This function sets a delay in milliseconds
between each of the function commands being
streamed through the Renovia RS232 port. This allows
a slower home automation processor to buffer
multiple commands from the Renovia System.
Active Sources: This Allows unused source inputs
to be turned off so they do not show up when you
scroll through the sources at the Control Pads.
Reset System: This is a shortcut for resetting the
zone addresses assigned to each Control Pad. Within
the menu selection, Yes restores all Control Pads
plugged into the system to the factory default.
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7.0. Renovia Accessories
7.1 The NV-I8DLS IR Learning Station Interface
Concerto Learning Station
Model NV-I8DLS
PASSTHRU
1
READY
2
IR SENSOR
POWER
TEST ACTIVE
3
5
4
1. PASSTHRU: This LED (light emitting diode) remains lit when the Interface box is actively passing IR information
through the system.
2. READY: When you are inputting IR codes into the Configurator using the Interface box, this LED will light when the
system is ready to learn a new code.
3. IR SENSOR: This is the IR receiver used when capturing codes for new source equipment.
4. TEST ACTIVE: When you are testing an IR code, this LED lights momentarily when the code is actually firing.
5. POWER: This LED remains lit when the interface box is plugged into an AC electrical outlet.
-
+
POWER
12VDC/0.4A
1
CONNECT TO
CONCERTO D
CONNECT TO
PC
IR
EMITTER
3
2
4
IR
BLASTER
5
1. AC Power: A standard 12-volt power supply is included in the Learning Station Package. This will supply the necessary
AC power for IR learning and testing.
2. CONNECT TO PC: Using one of the supplied RS232 cables, connect from the RS232 port on your computer to this
input on the Learning Station Interface.
3. CONNECT TO GRAND CONCERTO D: Using the second RS232 cable, connect the Learning Station Interface to
the Renovia amplifier's RS232 port.
4. IR EMITTER: An IR mouse emitter is supplied with the Learning Station package. A feature of the Configurator
Software is the ability to test each new code that is learned by the interface. The software will send the IR command to
the source equipment via the IR emitter so you can have visual reference that the source equipment responded
appropriately to the command.
5. IR BLASTER: Another built-in IR test method is the use of the blaster. The test process is the same in the Configuration
program, but the IR Blaster allows you to point the back of the Interface box toward the source equipment IR receiver.
This fires the IR command and eliminates the need for the mouse emitter.
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Capturing IR codes using the IR Learning Station Interface (as shown in Fig. 77)
The Renovia Configurator Software is designed to store IR codes for audio equipment in an IR Library. When the codes are
learned for a given piece of equipment, they are held in the library under that equipment's manufacturer name and model
number. Once learned, any of the equipment in the library can be imported into a new Configuration.
To learn new equipment codes, the Learning Station Interface box must be connected to your computer at the RS232 port.
Connect the male end of the RS232 cable to the back of the Interface box into the “CONNECT TO PC” input. At this point, it is
not necessary to have the Interface box connected to the Renovia amplifier.
When setting up a new source, each type of equipment has a pre-selected set of functions. By double-clicking on a function
or clicking on the “Record” button in the software, you will open the record window. You will see the “READY” LED light on the
interface box. Aim the source's remote control at the “IR SENSOR” on the Interface and press the desired function button on
the remote. The IR learning window in the Configurator Software will indicate that the code has been successfully learned.
Note that the remote control should be held 8 to 10 inches from the Interface when learning.
Fig. 77
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7.2 NV-MI1 Mute Interrupt Adaptor (as shown in Fig. 78)
The Mute Interface is used in conjunction with System Mute input on the back of the Renovia Main Source Hub. It acts as
relay for a voltage from up to two phone lines and two doorbell transformers. When a voltage is presented to the MI1, it
sends a contact closure to the Renovia System, which causes the system to mute momentarily. This is useful in allowing the
telephone or doorbell to be heard when audio is playing in any of the zones.
The NuVo NV-MI1 Mute Interface Module is designed to automatically mute any audio playing through the System’s
speakers when the telephone or doorbell rings.
Fig. 78
TOP
Model NV-RVZA50
RENOVIA Zone Amp 50 Watt
PWR RST
ZONE
4567
112
12 3
AUDIO STREAM
CONTROL
89101
The MI1 connects to the Main Source Hub using a standard
mono patch cable with a mini-plug on each end. Plug one
end into the EXT. MUTE input on the back of the amplifier
and the other end into the input on the front of the MI1.
The back of the MI1 will accept up to two AC or
DC voltages from two different doorbell chimes.
This connection is done with two conductor wire
from the terminals on the doorbell chime to the
Doorbell A or Doorbell B inputs on the back of the
MI1. Polarity is not important for this connection.
DOORBELL 1
MUTE INTERFACE
ADAPTER
NV-MI1
DOORBELL 2
A
B
A
B
CONNECT TO
MUTE INPUT
Connect to Telephone RJ-11
Line 1: Pins 3,4 Line 2: Pins 2,5
Model NV-MI1
Mute Interface Module
Up to two phone lines can be brought into the
Rj11 connection on the back of the MI1. The
voltage from the phone ringer will trigger the
NuVo System to mute.
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7.3 NV-GRC1 Remote Control
An optional accessory for Renovia control is the NV-GRC1 handheld remote control. It is a hard button remote that issues
digital commands to the zone Control Pad. It enables the Control Pad IR receiver to act on commands for third party IR
commands stored in the System’s configuration. Remember, the Renovia System is unable to repeat third party IR commands
across the powerline, but it will respond to the received commands from the NV-GRC1. No external programming is required.
1. Power: Each zone can be turned on and off, or all zones
can be turned off with this button.
2. Volume: This serves two functions. In normal
operation mode, it is a volume control, but when you are
using the menu features of the Control Pad, it allows
scrolling up and down.
3. Function Buttons: These buttons are currently
inactive and designed for future use.
4. Forward and Reverse: These IR programmable
buttons are designed for forward and reverse functions.
5. Favorites: A function of the Renovia System is the
ability to access user defined favorites for easy access.
The first twelve are directly accessible using the RC1
Favorites buttons.
6. DISP: This button allows access to the Display dim
menu available at each Control Pad.
7. Function LED: This LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights
to indicate a button push.
8. MUTE: The RC1 remote provides a discrete mute
function to quickly silence the zone's output.
9. SOURCE/OK: This is another dual function button. In
normal playback mode it scrolls through the sources, and
in menu mode it selects a highlighted menu choice.
10. Play/Pause: This IR programmable button toggles
between the play and pause functions of the chosen
source. When using the T2G Tuners, this button toggles
through the Tuners receive modes.
11. MENU: This button enters the menu features of the
Control Pad. When in Menu mode, the volume up and
down buttons scroll through the menu choices.
12. Sleep: This allows access to the sleep timer mode.
13. G1 and G2: These buttons are currently inactive. They
are designed for future use.
7
1
PWR
MUTE
8
HOLD
ALL OFF
VOLUME
2
9
SOURCE/OK
3
F1
F2
F3
F4
4
10
FAVORITES
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
11
MENU
6
DISP
SLEEP
G1
G2
12
13
NV-GRC1
REMOTE CONTROL
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Renovia Specifications
Renovia Source Hub
System
System On Output (Active High)
Power Line Carrier Standard
HomePlug 1.0.1
External Mute Input
RS-232
NuVoNet
Zone Controls
Maximum Number of Zones
8
Stereo Audio Output
Audio Outputs
Output Connector
Fixed Output Level
Source Inputs 1-6
Input 1:
*AM/FM with RDS (Radio Data Service)
SIRIUS Ready
#
Analog Audio
Input 2:
AM/FM with RDS
SIRIUS Ready
Analog Audio
Input 3:
Renovia NuVoDock for iPod
Analog Audio
Input 4:
Renovia NuVoDock for iPod
Analog Audio
Input 5:
Analog Audio
Input 6:
Analog Audio
3.5 mm Stereo Jack
8 pin mini-DIN
9 pin mini-DIN
20K
2.2V RMS
-3 dB to +12 dB
Emitter Outputs
Source Outputs
Sum Outputs
Emitter Connectors
Output Drive Voltage (no-load)
Output Drive Voltage @ 20 mA
Compatible with single and dual emitters
6
1
3.5 mm Mono Jack
5V
2.5V minimum
Front Panel
USB
NuVoNet
Type B – Programming Port
RJ45 - 1 Port
Regulatory Approvals
UL
FCC
CE
Physical Specifications
Unit Size Millimeters
Unit Size Inches
Unit Weight Kilograms
Unit Weight Pounds
44 H x 430 W x 264 D
1 3/4 H x 17 W x 10 3/8 D
2.4
5.3
NuVo reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
Renovia Zone Amplifier
Local Source Audio Input / Line Output
RJ45 Digital to Line In/Out Accessory
NuVoNet
Local NuVoNet Control Pad
95-130VAC 60Hz
85VA (85W)
22.5VA (15W)
12VA (6W)
25VDC at 1.4A cont., 2.6A peak
84%
Speaker Output
Stereo
Impedance
Amplifier Output
Power Out (1% THD into 8 ohms)
Frequency Response (20 - 20kHz)
*With no ControlPad device connected. Average is measured at 1/8 max power
(3.125W/channel)
RJ45
Plug with screw terminals
4 to 8 ohm
2 x 25 W
+/-3dB
Regulatory Approvals
UL
FCC
Regulatory Approvals
UL
FCC
Physical Specifications
Unit Size Millimeters
Unit Size Inches
75 ohm F Connector
Power Requirements
Power Supply
100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Average with 1 iPod Dock
11W
Renovia Zone Power Supply
Power Requirements
Power Input
Power Consumption Maximum
Power Consumption Average*
Power Consumption No Signal*
Power Supply Output
Efficiency
1
3.5 mm Stereo Jack
2.1 Vrms max
Antenna
NV-T2FAA Antenna
* Default input function is indicated first
#
Use of Analog Audio overrides default configuration for that input
Analog Audio Input Connectors
SIRIUS Connect Module Connectors
Renovia iPod Dock Connectors
Analog Audio Input Impedance
Input Overload @ 0 dB gain setting
Input Gain Adjustment
5V (no-load)
2.5V minimum @ 20mA
3.3-10V DC
DB9F - Bi-directional Serial Control of Renovia
3 Rear, 1 Front RJ45
Physical Specifications
Unit Size Millimeters
Unit Size Inches
114 H x 95 W x 64 D
4 1/2 H x 3 3/4 W x 2 ½ D
117 H x 120 W x 22 D
4 5/8 H x 4 3/4 W x 7/8 D
NuVo reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
NuVo reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Probable Cause
Remedy
When the Control Pad is plugged in there
is a loud pop through the speakers and
the Control Pad does not work.
Improperly wired CAT5 cable.
Check that you are using the 568A or B
wiring standard (see section 3.2
Properly Installing the Renovia Zone
Ampifier). The best way to know is to
use a CAT5 tester.
One of the zone Control Pads displays a
“NuVoNet Not Detected” message.
Zone CAT5 is plugged into the Accessory
jack on the back of the Control Pad
instead of the NuVoNet jack. Improperly
wired CAT5 Cable.
Check the CAT5 connection at the back
of the Control Pad. Plug the Control Pad
directly into a CAT5 cable and into a
“NuVoNet” input on the Renovia Main
Source Hub.
The amplifier is plugged in and turned on,
but the PWR LED is not lit and none of the
system functions work.
This is most likely caused by poor AC
connection at the Power Supply.
Remove the Power Supply from its box
and verify that the three leads to the AC
are good connections.
The zone Control Pad turns on, but the
display reads “connecting” and will not
actually connect to the system.
The outlet used for power to the zone is
preventing full communication.
Test the outlet with the Site Analysis
Tool. Make sure you are not in the same
outlet as a power surge device. These
typically cause communication issues.
If a surge suppression device or
appliance is preventing
communication, try using the NV-HPNF
HomePlug filter.
The zone Control Pad displays “Zone
Address” and does not actually connect
with the Main Source Hub.
The Zone Amplifier and Main Source Hub
are set at two different HomePlug
channels.
Retrieve the Configuration from the
Main Source Hub. Check the HomePlug
Channel assignment in the System
Settings tab. Make sure that the Zone
Amp is set to match, (see Section 3.3,
Setting the Zone HomePlug Channel).
The IR output does not properly control
the audio source equipment.
One or more of the IR emitters are not
properly placed over the IR receiver on
the audio source equipment, or the IR
output number on the Renovia does not
correspond with the audio equipment
you are controlling.
Reposition the LED end of the emitter
on the face of the source equipment,
so it is flashing directly over that
source’s IR receiver. Make sure the
emitter plugged into IR Output #1 is
actually going to source #1 , and so on
for sources 2-6.
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Troubleshooting
Remedy
Symptom
Probable Cause
The IR repeater does not properly control
the audio source equipment.
The NuVo IR output is not set at the best
carrier frequency.
When downloading a Configuration to
the Renovia Main Source Hub, a “board
not found” error message appears on the
computer screen.
This occurs when the Renovia is not
plugged into an AC power source.
A communication error can be as
simple as not plugging the Renovia in
prior to the download. Often the error
is also corrected by closing and
reopening the Configurator Software.
If these do not correct the error, it
could be a faulty MCU board in the
Renovia Main Source Hub.
When downloading a Configuration to
the Renovia Main Source Hub, a “board
not found” error message appears on the
computer screen.
The computer output communication
speed is not compatible with the
Renovia Main Source Hub
This can be corrected through the
Configurator software by clicking on
“File” and under “Preferences”
selecting or deselecting “Slow Serial
Communication”.
The Control Pads display an error
message, “Multiple Source Hubs Found
on HomePlug Channel A”.
This indicates that more than one Main
Source Hub is detected on the same
electrical service.
Make sure the Main Source Hubs are
on separate HomePlug channels. This
can also be caused by leaving the NVRVSAT-H Hub Tester tool plugged
when the Source Hub is installed. The
system will see the Hub Tester as a
second Main Source Hub.
When a Control Pad is installed, an
audible beep is heard and a message,
“Zone Conflict” is displayed.
This indicates that more than one
Control Pad is set at the same zone
number.
Check the Zone Address switch
settings for each Zone Amplifier.
Control Pads that are already installed
will display the actual zones affected
by the address conflict.
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Within IR Library tab of the
Configurator Software, each library has
a “Properties” button. This button has a
drop down menu that lets you select
different carrier frequencies from
30kHz to 56kHz. This will default the
library to the selected frequency. Cable
and Satellite typically needs the 56kHz
setting.
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