Installation, Configuration, and
Operation Manual
Magellan™
Programmable Control Panels
Version 3.6 (Revision A)
April 2016
Magellan™ Programmable Control Panels
Installation, Configuration, and Operation Manual
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Contents
Preface................................................................................................................. 10
Manual Information ............................................................................................................................... 10
Purpose............................................................................................................................................... 10
Magellan Router Control Panel Applications ..................................................................................... 10
Audience ............................................................................................................................................. 10
Writing Conventions........................................................................................................................... 10
Revision History .................................................................................................................................. 11
Obtaining Documents......................................................................................................................... 12
Unpacking/Shipping Information ........................................................................................................... 13
Unpacking a Product .......................................................................................................................... 13
Product Servicing ................................................................................................................................ 13
Returning a Product ........................................................................................................................... 13
Safety ...................................................................................................................................................... 13
Safety Terms and Symbols in this Manual.............................................................................................. 14
Ensuring Safety ....................................................................................................................................... 14
References .............................................................................................................................................. 15
Directives and Compliances.................................................................................................................... 16
Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Compliance..................................................................... 17
Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Compliance .................................................. 17
Introduction ......................................................................................................... 19
Product Description ................................................................................................................................ 19
Front and Back Panel Views ................................................................................................................... 19
Pushbutton Panels.............................................................................................................................. 20
Pushbutton Panels with OLED Displays .............................................................................................. 21
LCD Button Panels .............................................................................................................................. 21
LCD Button Panels with OLED Displays .............................................................................................. 22
Back Panel Views ................................................................................................................................ 23
Product Features .................................................................................................................................... 24
Pushbutton Panels.............................................................................................................................. 24
Pushbutton Panels with OLED ............................................................................................................ 24
LCD Panels .......................................................................................................................................... 24
LCD Panels with OLED ........................................................................................................................ 25
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Front Panel Controls ............................................................................................................................... 26
Safety Standards and Instructions .......................................................................................................... 31
Magellan Router Control Panel Service and Support ............................................................................. 31
Installation ........................................................................................................... 32
Unpacking Panels.................................................................................................................................... 32
Siting Requirements ............................................................................................................................... 32
Adequate Rack Space ......................................................................................................................... 33
Proper Temperature........................................................................................................................... 33
Electrical Requirements ..................................................................................................................... 33
Back Panel Connections.......................................................................................................................... 33
X-Y Ports ............................................................................................................................................. 34
Service (Serial) Connection................................................................................................................. 34
Ethernet Connection .......................................................................................................................... 34
Mounting Panels..................................................................................................................................... 35
Tools You Will Need ........................................................................................................................... 35
Mounting Requirements .................................................................................................................... 35
Panel Installation Procedure .................................................................................................................. 35
Ethernet Setup........................................................................................................................................ 36
Supported Browsers ............................................................................................................................... 37
Setting Up Microsoft Internet Explorer .............................................................................................. 37
Starting Panel Configuration .................................................................................................................. 38
Login Credentials ................................................................................................................................ 38
Adding Panels to a Database .................................................................................................................. 39
Adding Panels by Polling .................................................................................................................... 39
Adding Panels by Discovering............................................................................................................. 39
Adding Panels using the Create Command ........................................................................................ 40
Offline Configuration Editor ................................................................................................................... 40
Installing the Offline Configuration Editor ......................................................................................... 40
Software Configuration ........................................................................................ 42
Summary Page ........................................................................................................................................ 42
Physical Settings ................................................................................................................................. 43
Panel Versions and Licenses ............................................................................................................... 43
Panel Options ..................................................................................................................................... 44
Current Configuration ........................................................................................................................ 45
Alarm Definitions................................................................................................................................ 45
Operation Modes ............................................................................................................................... 46
Configurations Page................................................................................................................................ 54
Support Page .......................................................................................................................................... 56
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Tools Page............................................................................................................................................... 57
Users ................................................................................................................................................... 58
Offline Configuration .............................................................................................................................. 59
On-Line Configuration ............................................................................................................................ 59
Panel Configuration ............................................................................................. 60
Devices You Can Control......................................................................................................................... 60
Creating a New Panel Configuration ...................................................................................................... 61
Configuration Navigation ................................................................................................................... 62
General Configuration ........................................................................................................................ 63
Panel Gang Configuration................................................................................................................... 64
Deleting a Panel Configuration ............................................................................................................... 67
Duplicating an Existing Panel Configuration........................................................................................... 67
Importing a Configuration into an Existing Configuration...................................................................... 68
Function Buttons .................................................................................................................................... 68
Configuration Home Buttons ............................................................................................................. 68
Undoing a Take ................................................................................................................................... 69
Unity ................................................................................................................................................... 70
Magellan Router Control Panel Discovery via Magellan™ CCS Navigator.............................................. 71
Process to Discover a Magellan Router Control Panel in Magellan CCS Navigator ........................... 71
Process to Discover another Magellan Router Control Panel ........................................................... 74
Clean and Quiet Switching...................................................................................................................... 74
Processing Configuration ..................................................................................... 75
Creating a Processing Configuration ...................................................................................................... 75
Tabs in a Processing Configuration .................................................................................................... 76
Device Discovery and Mapping .......................................................................................................... 80
Deleting a Processing Configuration ...................................................................................................... 90
Creating a Processing Configuration on PB-OLED Panels ....................................................................... 90
PB-OLED Panels - Notes...................................................................................................................... 90
Controlling a Selenio™ Clean and Quiet (CQS) Module.......................................................................... 91
Configuration Templates ........................................................................................................................ 93
Steps to create a Configuration Template ......................................................................................... 93
Presets .................................................................................................................................................... 93
How to Save (Map) a Preset ............................................................................................................... 93
Router Configuration ........................................................................................... 95
Create New Router Configuration .......................................................................................................... 95
Import Router Configuration .................................................................................................................. 97
Tabs in a Router Configuration ............................................................................................................... 98
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Support for 64 Levels.......................................................................................................................... 99
Other Devices in a Router Configuration.............................................................................................. 100
Selenio MCP1/MCP3 Frame/Module Presets in a Router Configuration ........................................ 101
Platinum MADI (PT-MADI4X-OBG) in a Router Configuration ......................................................... 102
Platinum Frame Synchronizer (PT-FSDMX-IBG) in a Router Configuration ..................................... 109
Router Configuration - Panel Operation Modes .................................................................................. 110
Button Per Source (BPS) Mode......................................................................................................... 110
Category/Index Mode ...................................................................................................................... 112
Group Mode ..................................................................................................................................... 114
Multibus Mode ................................................................................................................................. 116
Group Mode with Multibus .............................................................................................................. 116
Selenio Preset Mode Panel .............................................................................................................. 117
Panel Configuration with non-Ethernet Routers (XY Coax Connection) .......................................... 117
Router Configuration - Panel Functions ............................................................................................... 122
Panel Modes ..................................................................................................................................... 122
Detailed Settings for Operation Mode Panels.................................................................................. 129
Enabling and Disabling Panels .......................................................................................................... 130
Page Up/Down In Status Display ...................................................................................................... 131
Router Configuration - Button Functions ............................................................................................. 131
Support for Copy/Cut/Paste/Drag and Drop Button Assignations................................................... 131
Pin/Unpin Functionality.................................................................................................................... 133
Scrolling Dynamic Sources/Destinations .......................................................................................... 134
Previous/Next Buttons ..................................................................................................................... 134
Router Configuration - Other Functions ............................................................................................... 136
Process Templates in a Router Configuration .................................................................................. 136
Dynamic Crosspoints ........................................................................................................................ 137
TRAX Functionality ........................................................................................................................... 141
Routers in Tieline Mode - Handling ThreadFull messages ............................................................... 147
Configuring Clean and Quiet Switching for a Platinum™ VX Router ................................................ 147
Report Levels ........................................................................................................................................ 150
Multiviewer Configuration ................................................................................. 153
Creating a Multiviewer Configuration .................................................................................................. 153
Create New Multiviewer Configuration ............................................................................................... 153
Import Multiviewer Configuration ....................................................................................................... 154
Multiviewer Discovery .......................................................................................................................... 154
Mapping buttons to Multiviewer Elements ......................................................................................... 154
Mapping Platinum SX Pro ................................................................................................................. 154
Mapping Platinum SX Hybrid/IP ....................................................................................................... 155
Mapping Selenio 6800+/Platinum Predator II.................................................................................. 156
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Invoking the Multiviewer...................................................................................................................... 156
Multiviewer Configuration for Pushbutton (PB) Only Panels ............................. 157
Creating a Multiviewer Configuration on PB Only Panels .................................................................... 157
PB Only Panels - Notes ......................................................................................................................... 157
Common Configuration Tasks ............................................................................ 158
Accessing Error Logs ............................................................................................................................. 159
Accessing the Imagine Communications Website................................................................................ 159
Accessing the Imagine Communications Service Web Portal .............................................................. 159
Activating a Configuration .................................................................................................................... 159
LCD Panels without OLED ................................................................................................................. 160
Adjusting Default Button Colors ........................................................................................................... 160
Batch Exporting and Importing Configurations .................................................................................... 161
Batch Exporting Configurations........................................................................................................ 161
Batch Importing Configurations ....................................................................................................... 162
Changing Access Lists (Router) ............................................................................................................. 162
Changing Appearance Options ............................................................................................................. 163
Changing Button Properties ................................................................................................................. 163
Changing Button Text Appearance ....................................................................................................... 163
Global Button Text Settings.............................................................................................................. 164
Local Button Text Settings ................................................................................................................ 165
Changing Category Assignments .......................................................................................................... 165
Changing Communication Options ....................................................................................................... 166
Changing Destination Assignments ...................................................................................................... 166
Changing Index Assignments ................................................................................................................ 167
Changing Level Assignments ................................................................................................................ 168
Changing Logical Control Options ........................................................................................................ 168
Changing OLED Text Appearance ......................................................................................................... 170
Changing Panel Options........................................................................................................................ 170
Changing Panel Physical Settings ......................................................................................................... 171
Changing Salvo Assignments ................................................................................................................ 171
Changing Source Assignments .............................................................................................................. 172
Copying a Panel Configuration to Other Control Panels ...................................................................... 173
Creating Custom Pages ......................................................................................................................... 174
Defining Alarm Conditions.................................................................................................................... 175
Deleting a Panel Configuration ............................................................................................................. 176
Duplicating a Panel Configuration ........................................................................................................ 176
Editing Button Colors ............................................................................................................................ 176
Editing Button Types............................................................................................................................. 177
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Enabling User Access ............................................................................................................................ 184
Enabling or Disabling USB Port Functions ............................................................................................ 184
Enhanced Salvos ................................................................................................................................... 184
Exporting Configurations ...................................................................................................................... 185
Fonts based on Configuration .............................................................................................................. 186
Finding Panel-Specific Information....................................................................................................... 186
Generating Button Labels ..................................................................................................................... 187
Generating Service Reports .................................................................................................................. 187
Identifying a Panel ................................................................................................................................ 188
Importing Configurations ..................................................................................................................... 188
Installing and Removing Fonts.............................................................................................................. 188
Primary and Secondary Server IPs ........................................................................................................ 189
Reloading Configurations ..................................................................................................................... 190
Removing Local Aliases......................................................................................................................... 190
Removing Local Salvos .......................................................................................................................... 190
Restarting a Panel ................................................................................................................................. 190
Restoring Panel Defaults ...................................................................................................................... 191
Saving a Configuration .......................................................................................................................... 191
Selecting Panel Operation Modes ........................................................................................................ 191
Setting Screensaver Options ................................................................................................................ 192
Setting the Panel License ID ................................................................................................................. 192
Setting Up Local Aliases ........................................................................................................................ 192
Show/Hide Status on Destination buttons ........................................................................................... 193
Global Setting ................................................................................................................................... 193
Local Setting ..................................................................................................................................... 193
Synchronizing Database structure from another Router ..................................................................... 194
Upgrading Multiple Panels ................................................................................................................... 195
Upgrading Panel Firmware ................................................................................................................... 196
Using the Offline Configuration Editor ................................................................................................. 196
Front Panel Configuration Tasks ........................................................................ 198
Adding a Device .................................................................................................................................... 198
Selecting a Panel Configuration............................................................................................................ 198
Selecting Destinations .......................................................................................................................... 199
Selecting Sources .................................................................................................................................. 199
Selecting Salvos .................................................................................................................................... 199
Selecting Display Names ....................................................................................................................... 200
Setting Connection Type ...................................................................................................................... 200
Setup Mode .......................................................................................................................................... 200
Changing a Panel ID .............................................................................................................................. 201
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Changing a Panel IP Address ................................................................................................................ 201
Changing a Panel Gateway Address ..................................................................................................... 201
Changing a Panel Subnet ...................................................................................................................... 202
Changing a MAC Address...................................................................................................................... 202
Setting Primary and Secondary Server ................................................................................................. 202
Toggling Primary and Secondary Server ............................................................................................... 203
Viewing Hardware and Software Versions ........................................................................................... 203
Rebooting a Panel................................................................................................................................. 203
Invoking a Chop .................................................................................................................................... 203
USB ....................................................................................................................................................... 204
Screensaver .......................................................................................................................................... 204
Frequently Asked Questions .............................................................................. 205
Specifications ..................................................................................................... 208
Electrical Specifications ........................................................................................................................ 208
Mechanical Specifications .................................................................................................................... 208
Input/Output Specifications ................................................................................................................. 209
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Preface
Manual Information
Purpose
This manual details the features, installation, operation, maintenance, and specifications for the
Magellan Router Control Panel.
Magellan Router Control Panel Applications
Magellan Router Control Panels are ideal for operations where professional end users require a small,
flexible protocol translator to provide interoperability between routers and control systems made by
more than one manufacturer.
Magellan Router Control Panels are perfect for any routing panel application especially in the following
situations:
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Routing facilities requiring frequent relabeling of panel buttons
Mobile or truck installations
Remote or local control of router systems
Audience
This manual is written for engineers, technicians, and operators responsible for installation, setup,
maintenance, and/or operation of the Magellan Router Control Panel.
Writing Conventions
This manual adheres to the following writing conventions.
Term or Convention
Description
Bold
Indicates dialog box, property sheet, field, button, check box,
list box, combo box, menu, submenu, window, list, and
selection names
Italics
Indicates email addresses, names of books and publications,
and first instances of new terms and specialized words that
need emphasis
CAPS
Indicates a specific key on the keyboard, such as ENTER, TAB,
CTRL, ALT, DELETE
Code
Indicates variables or command-line entries, such as a DOS
entry or something you type into a field.
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Term or Convention
Description
>
Indicates the direction of navigation through a hierarchy of
menus and windows
hyperlink
Indicates a jump to another location within the electronic
document or elsewhere
Internet address
Indicates a jump to a Web site or URL
Revision History
Edition
Date
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August 2010
B
October 2011
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March 2012
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August 2012
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October 2012
F
May 2013
G
October 2013
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March 2014
3.3
July 2014
3.5
December 2014
Comments
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Date
Comments
3.6
July 2015
 Support for Clean and Quiet Switching (See Clean and Quiet Switching (on
page 74))
 Clean and Quiet Switching for Platinum™ VX (See Configuring Clean and
Quiet Switching for a Platinum™ VX Router (on page 147))
 Clean and Quiet Switching for Selenio™ CQS (See Controlling a Selenio™
Clean and Quiet (see "Controlling a Selenio™ Clean and Quiet (CQS)
Module" on page 91))
 Previous/Next Function Buttons (See Previous/Next Buttons (on page 134))
 Show Parameter Value functionality (See Show Parameter Value (on page
85))
 Support for global and local LCD text layout options in Processing
configurations. (See Changing Button Text Appearance (on page 163))
 Support for 64 Levels in a Router configuration (See Support for 64 Levels
(on page 99))
 Report Levels (See Report Levels (on page 150))
 Edits to Control Mode functionality, including Sticky Mode, and emulating
the knob (See Control Mode (on page 46))
 Minor edits to the Frequently Asked Questions section (See Frequently
Asked Questions (on page 205))
 Note added to Undoing a Take section (See Undoing a Take (on page 69))
 Added a note to the Ganged Parameters section (See Ganging Parameters
(on page 88))
 Updated Supported Browsers (See Supported Browsers (on page 37))
 Added a note about the Configuration Home to the Control Mode notes
(See Control Mode Notes (on page 50))
 Added a note about Breakaway Mode to the Control Mode section (See
Control Mode (on page 46))
 Added info about Operator/Administrator users being able to take control
of a Software panel currently being controlled by another user. (See
Control Mode (on page 46))
 Added a note about the panel being in a locked state if switching
configurations and publishing from Navigator occurs in parallel. (See
Configurations Page (on page 54))
3.6 Rev A April 2016
 Minor edits to Product Feature List
Obtaining Documents
Product support documents can be viewed or downloaded from our website. Alternatively, contact your
Customer Service representative to request a document.
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Unpacking/Shipping Information
Unpacking a Product
This product was carefully inspected, tested, and calibrated before shipment to ensure years of stable
and trouble-free service.
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Check equipment for any visible damage that may have occurred during transit.
Confirm that you have received all items listed on the packing list.
Contact your dealer if any item on the packing list is missing.
Contact the carrier if any item is damaged.
Remove all packaging material from the product and its associated components before you install
the unit.
Keep at least one set of original packaging, in the event that you need to return a product for servicing.
Product Servicing
Except for firmware upgrades, modules are not designed for field servicing. All hardware upgrades,
modifications, or repairs require you to return the modules to the Customer Service center.
Returning a Product
In the unlikely event that your product fails to operate properly, please contact Customer Service to
obtain a Return Authorization (RA) number, and then send the unit back for servicing.
Keep at least one set of original packaging in the event that a product needs to be returned for service.
If the original package is not available, you can supply your own packaging as long as it meets the
following criteria:
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The packaging must be able to withstand the product’s weight.
The product must be held rigid within the packaging.
There must be at least 2 in. (5 cm) of space between the product and the container.
The corners of the product must be protected.
Ship products back to us for servicing prepaid and, if possible, in the original packaging material. If the
product is still within the warranty period, we will return the product prepaid after servicing.
Safety
Carefully review all safety precautions to avoid injury and prevent damage to this product or any
products connected to it. If this product is rack-mountable, it should be mounted in an appropriate rack
using the rack-mounting positions and rear support guides provided. It is recommended that each frame
be connected to a separate electrical circuit for protection against circuit overloading. If this product
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relies on forced air cooling, it is recommended that all obstructions to the air flow be removed prior to
mounting the frame in the rack.
If this product has a provision for external earth grounding, it is recommended that the frame be
grounded to earth via the protective earth ground on the rear panel.
IMPORTANT! Only qualified personnel should perform service procedures.
Safety Terms and Symbols in this Manual
WARNING
Statements identifying conditions or practices that may result in
personal injury or loss of life. High voltage is present.
CAUTION
Statements identifying conditions or practices that can result in
damage to the equipment or other property.
Ensuring Safety
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The unit should not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and no objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, shall be placed on the unit.
Operate built in units only when they are properly fitted into the system.
For permanently cabled units without built in fuses, automatic switches, or similar protective
facilities, the AC supply line must be fitted with fuses rated to the units.
Units of Protection Class I with an AC supply cable and plug that can be disconnected must be
operated only from a power socket with protective ground contact:
 Do not use an extension cable–it can render the protective ground connection ineffective.
 Do not intentionally interrupt the protective ground conductor.
 Do not break the protective ground conductor or loosen the protective ground connection; such
actions can cause the unit to become electrically hazardous.
Before opening the unit, isolate it from the AC supply. Then, ensure that
 Adjustments, part replacements, maintenance, and repairs are carried out by qualified
personnel only.
 Safety regulations and rules are observed to prevent accidents. Only original parts are used to
replace parts relevant to safety.
Use caution when cleaning the equipment; isopropyl alcohol or similar solvents can damage or
remove the labels.
Observe any additional safety instructions specified in this document.
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References
AES3-2003
AES Recommended Practice for Digital Audio I/O Interfacing – Serial Transmission Format for TwoChannel Linearly Represented Digital Audio Data
ANSI/SMPTE 259M-2006
SDTV Digital Signal/Data – Serial Digital Interface
ANSI/SMPTE 276M-1995
Transmission of AES/EBU Digital Audio Signal Over Coaxial Cable
SMPTE 292M-2006
1.5 Gb/s Signal/Data Serial Interface
SMPTE 291M-2006
Ancillary Data Packet and Space Formatting
SMPTE 337M-2000
Format for Non-PCM Audio and Data in an AES3 Serial Digital Audio Interface
SMPTE 346-M 2000
Time Division Multiplexing Video Signals and Generic Data over High-Definition Interface
SMPTE 352-M 2002
Video Payload Identification for Digital Interfaces
SMPTE 424-M 2006
3Gb/s Signal/Data Serial Interface
SMPTE 425-M 2006
3Gb/s Signal/Data Serial Interface–Source Image Format Mapping
SMPTE 2020-1-2008
Format of Audio Metadata and Description of the Async Serial Bitstream Transport.
SMPTE 2020-2-2008
Vertical Ancillary Data Mapping of Audio Metadata - Method A
SMPTE 2020-3-2008
Vertical Ancillary Data Mapping of Audio Metadata - Method B
SMPTE RP 184-2004
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Specification of Jitter in Bit-Serial Digital Systems
EIA/TIA-422-B 1994
Electrical Characteristics of Balanced Voltage Digital Interface Circuits
EN55103-1
EMC emission requirements applies to professional audio, video, audio-visual and entertainment
lighting control apparatus
EN55103-2
EMC immunity requirements applies to professional audio, video, audio-visual and entertainment
lighting control apparatus
ITU-R BT.601-5
Studio Encoding Parameters of Digital Television for Standard 4:3 and Wide-Screen 16:9 Aspect Ratios
ITU-R BT.709-5
Parameter Values for the HDTV Standards for Production and International Programme Exchange
RDD 06 - 2008
Description and Guide to the Use of the Dolby® E Audio Metadata Serial Bitstream
RDD 19 - 2011
Guidelines on the Use of Dolby® E with Video Signals at Frame Rates Greater than 30 Hz
TIA/EIA-232-E 1991
Interface Between Data Terminal Equipment and Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment Employing Serial
Binary Data Interchange
47 Code of Federal Regulations
Part 15 FCC rules—Radio Frequency Devices
Directives and Compliances
This section provides information concerning compliance with EU Directive 2002/95/EC and
EU Directive 2002/96/EC.
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Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Compliance
Directive 2011/65/EU—commonly known as the European Union (EU) Restriction on Hazardous
Substances (RoHS)—sets limits on the use of certain substances found in electrical and electronic
equipment. The intent of this legislation is to reduce the amount of hazardous chemicals that may leach
out of landfill sites or otherwise contaminate the environment during end-of-life recycling. The
Directive, which took effect on June 8, 2011, refers to the following hazardous substances:
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Lead (Pb)
Mercury (Hg)
Cadmium (Cd)
Hexavalent Chromium (Cr-V1)
Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB)
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE)
According to this EU Directive, all products sold in the European Union will be fully RoHS-compliant and
“lead-free.” (See our website for more information.) Spare parts supplied for the repair and upgrade of
equipment sold before July 1, 2006 are exempt from the legislation. Equipment that complies with the
EU directive will be marked with a RoHS-compliant emblem.
Waste from Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE) Compliance
The European Union (EU) Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) deals with the collection, treatment, recovery, and recycling of electrical and electronic waste
products. The objective of the WEEE Directive is to assign the responsibility for the disposal of
associated hazardous waste to either the producers or users of these products. As of July 4, 2012, the
producers or users of these products were required to recycle electrical and electronic equipment at
end of its useful life, and may not dispose of the equipment in landfills or by using other unapproved
methods. (Some EU member states may have different deadlines.)
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Introduction
This section covers the following information:
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Product Description (on page 19)
Front and Back Panel Views (on page 19)
Product Features (on page 24)
Safety Standards and Instructions (on page 31)
Magellan Service and Support (see "Magellan Router Control Panel Service and Support" on page 31)
Product Description
Magellan Router Control Panels provide user-configurable access to all product control and status
parameters for remote operation. They are equipped with user-programmable liquid crystal display
buttons, as well as user-assignable device preset buttons. Magellan Router Control Panels combine the
ease of operation of a button-per-crosspoint control panel, the clarity of LCD display buttons, and the
flexibility of programmability.
Front and Back Panel Views
Magellan control panels are available in the following configurations:
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Pushbutton Panels (on page 20)
Pushbutton Panels with OLED Displays (on page 21)
LCD Button Panels (on page 21)
LCD Button Panels with OLED Displays (on page 22)
These programmable control panels allow for numerous button function assignments via Navigator
configuration utility software.
Note: Each panel’s default operation mode is provided in its description information. See Control Panel
Operation Modes for a list of operation modes available for each Magellan Router Control Panel type.
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Pushbutton Panels
RCP-16PB
The RCP-16PB is a 1RU panel with 16 programmable pushbuttons. Its factory-default setup is 16×1 and
its factory-default operation is button per source mode.
Figure 1: RCP-16PB Front Panel
RCP-48PB
The RCP-48PB is a 1RU panel with 48 programmable pushbuttons. Its factory-default setup is 48×1 and
its factory-default operation is button per source mode.
Figure 2: RCP-48PB Front Panel
RCP-96PB
The RCP-96PB is a 2RU panel with 96 programmable pushbuttons. Its factory-default setup is 48×48 and
its factory-default operation is button per source mode.
Figure 3: RCP-96PB Front Panel
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Pushbutton Panels with OLED Displays
RCP-32PB-OLED
The RCP-32PB-OLED is a 1RU pushbutton panel with 32 programmable pushbuttons, an LED display, and
a scroll knob. Its factory-default operation configuration is category/index mode.
Figure 4: RCP-32PB-OLED Front Panel
RCP-64PB-OLED
The RCP-64PB-OLED is a 2RU pushbutton panel with 64 programmable pushbuttons, 2 LED displays, and
2 scroll knobs. Its factory-default operation configuration is category/index mode.
Figure 5: RCP-64PB-OLED Front Panel
LCD Button Panels
Note: Changing Button Properties (on page 163) provides information on setting up LCD buttons. Brief
descriptions of button functions are in the Front Panel Controls section. (Complete details of the
multiple button functions possible can be found in the Magellan CCS Navigator software manual
provided with your Magellan Router Control Panel).
RCP-16LCD
The RCP-16LCD is a 1RU panel with 16 programmable LCD buttons. Its factory-default operation
configuration is grouping mode.
Figure 6: RCP-16LCD Front Panel
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RCP-32LCD
The RCP-32LCD is a 1RU panel with 32 programmable LCD buttons. Its factory-default operation
configuration is grouping mode.
Figure 7: RCP-32LCD Front Panel
RCP-64LCD
The RCP-64LCD is a 1RU panel with 64 programmable LCD buttons. Its factory-default operation
configuration is grouping mode.
Figure 8: RCP-64LCD Front Panel
LCD Button Panels with OLED Displays
RCP-24LCD-OLED
The RCP-24LCD-OLED is a 1RU pushbutton panel with 24 programmable LCD buttons, an LED display,
and a scroll knob. Its factory-default operation configuration is grouping mode.
Figure 9: RCP-24LCD-OLED Front Panel
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RCP-48LCD-OLED
The RCP-48LCD-OLED is a 2RU pushbutton panel with 48 programmable LCD buttons, 2 LED displays, and
2 scroll knobs. Its factory-default operation configuration is grouping mode.
Figure 10: RCP-48LCD-OLED Front Panel
Back Panel Views
The following graphics show the back panel views of the Magellan Router Control Panels.
See Front Panel Controls (on page 26) for descriptions of the front panel components. See Back Panel
Connections (on page 33) for descriptions of the back panel components.
Figure 11: Magellan Router Control Panel 1RU Back Panel
Figure 12: Magellan Router Control Panel 2RU Back Panel
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Product Features
The Magellan Router Control Panels have one or more of the following features, as described.
Pushbutton Panels
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Available in 1RU and 2RU sizes
Simple configuration setup via software
10/100 Base-T Ethernet connectivity to other peripheral devices
Completely programmable push buttons
Fast and intuitive operation
Follow/breakaway support
Ability to view and switch all levels of the router
Can be configured as to operate in multi bus or single bus mode
Button per source configuration with ability to page to more sources and destinations
Pushbutton Panels with OLED
 Available in 1RU and 2RU sizes
 1RU models are equipped with a front panel LED display and selection control knob; 2 RU models are
equipped with two front panel LED displays and two selection control knobs
 Simple configuration setup via software
 USB port available for downloading upgrades and alternate configurations
 10/100 Base-T Ethernet connectivity to other peripheral devices
 Software-enabled grouping of multiple sources and/or destinations that can act as categories and
indexes
 Completely programmable push buttons
 Fast and intuitive operation
 Follow/breakaway support
 Ability to view and switch all levels of the router
 Can be configured as to operate in grouping (with LCD buttons only), multibus, single bus, or button
per source mode
LCD Panels
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Available in 1RU and 2RU sizes
Simple configuration setup via software
USB port available for downloading upgrades and alternate configurations
Completely programmable and relegendable LCD buttons
Choice of text size and backlight intensity in buttons
Ability to display user-configured text in buttons
Ability to display simple 1-bit graphics in button LCD displays
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Eight non-LCD function (auxiliary) buttons
All button functions programmable
10/100 Base-T Ethernet connectivity to other peripheral devices
Network setup via front panel LCD menu
Inversion of the LCD display on active buttons (negative image)
Software-enabled grouping of multiple sources and/or destinations that can act as categories and
indexes
 Ability to create local aliases
 Unicode support
 Can be configured as to operate in Category/Index mode or enhanced button per source
LCD Panels with OLED
 Available in 1RU and 2RU sizes
 1RU models are equipped with a front panel LED display and selection control knob; 2 RU models are
equipped with two front panel LED displays and two selection control knobs
 Simple configuration setup via software
 USB port available for downloading upgrades and alternate configurations
 Completely programmable and relegendable LCD buttons
 Choice of text size and backlight intensity in buttons
 Ability to display user-configured text in buttons
 Ability to display simple 1-bit graphics in button LCD displays
 Eight non-LCD function (auxiliary) buttons
 All button functions programmable
 Allows selection of alternate button definitions to provide a "virtual" panel of much greater size
 10/100 Base-T Ethernet connectivity to other peripheral devices
 Network setup via front panel LCD menu
 Inversion of the LCD display on active buttons (negative image)
 Software-enabled grouping of multiple sources and/or destinations that can act as categories and
indexes
 Ability to create local aliases
 Unicode support
 Can be configured as to operate in grouping, multibus, single bus, or button per source mode
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Front Panel Controls
For 2 RU panels (RCP-48LCD-OLED, RCP-64PB-OLED,RCP-64LCD), the bottom four function buttons are
not programmable, and are reserved for saving and loading presets.
Figure 13: Pushbutton Panels - Front Panel Controls
Table 1: Pushbutton Panels - Front Panel Controls
Key
Label
Description
1
LOCK
Lock key
2
FOL
Follow key
3
Varies
Programmable pushbuttons
4
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Label
Description
6
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Status and alarm indicators
7
Varies
Programmable pushbuttons
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Additional operation keys
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8
9
10
11*
* Not available on RCP-16PB or RCP-48PB panels.
Figure 14: Pushbutton Panels with OLED - Front Panel Controls
Table 2: Pushbutton Panels with OLED - Front Panel Control Descriptions
Key
Label
Description
1
LOCK
Lock key
2
BRK
FOL
Breakaway key
Follow key
3
DEST
SRC
Destination key
Sources key
4
TAKE
Take key
5
Varies
Programmable pushbuttons
6
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Status and alarm indicators
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SHIFT
Shift key
8
PG UP
MENU
Page up key
Menu key
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Label
Description
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PG DN
PARM
Page down key
Parameter key
10
CLEAR
HOME
Clear key
Home key
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USB port
12
Varies
OLED display
13*
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Additional operation keys
14
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Scroll knob
* Not available on RCP32PB-OLED panels.
Figure 15: LCD Button Panels - Front Panel Controls
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Table 3: LCD Button Panels - Front Panel Control Descriptions
Key
Label
Description
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BRK
FOL
Breakaway key
Follow key
2
DEST
MENU
Destination key
Menu key
3
SRC
PRST
Sources key
Preset key
4
TAKE
Take key;
5
Varies
Programmable LCD buttons
6
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Status and alarm indicators
7
SHIFT
Shift key;
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PG UP
PARM
Page up key
Parameter key
9
PG DN
LOCK
Page down key
Lock key
10
CLEAR
HOME
Clear key
Home key
11
12*
USB port
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Additional operation keys
* Not available on RCP-16LCD or RCP-32LCD panels.
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Figure 16: LCD Button Panels with OLED: Front Panel Controls
Table 4: LCD Button Panels with OLED - Front Panel Control Descriptions:
Key
Label
Description
1
BRK
FOL
Breakaway key
Follow key
2
DEST
MENU
Destination key
Menu key
3
SRC
PRST
Sources key
Preset key
4
TAKE
Take key;
5
Varies
Programmable LCD buttons
6
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Status and alarm indicators
7
SHIFT
Shift key;
8
PG UP
PARM
Page up key
Parameter key
9
PG DN
LOCK
Page down key
Lock key
10
CLEAR
HOME
Clear key
Home key
11
USB port
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Label
Description
12
Varies
OLED display
13*
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Additional operation keys
14
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Scroll knob
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* Not available on RCP-24LCD-OLED panels.
Safety Standards and Instructions
See the Safety Standards for Magellan Programmable Control Panels for a list of important safety
instructions.
Carefully observe all safety alert symbols for dangers, warnings, and cautions. They alert installers and
operators of possible dangers or important information contained in this document.
Keep in mind, though, that warnings alone do not eliminate hazards, nor are they a substitute for safe
operating techniques and proper accident prevention measures.
Magellan Router Control Panel Service and
Support
See the Unpacking/Shipping Information for detailed information about service and support for your
Magellan Router Control Panel.
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Installation
Before your Magellan Router Control Panel can operate as part of your routing system, you must
unpack, install, and configure components. This section covers topics specific to physical installation.
Configuration information is outlined in the Software Configuration (on page 42) section.
CAUTION
We recommend that you test your system before its final installation. Make sure you verify
configuration, cabling, and proper system operation.
Unpacking Panels
The Magellan Router Control Panel package includes one Magellan Router Control Panel
Note: If your equipment was damaged during transit, see Returning a Product to determine what you
must do to return the equipment.
This product was carefully inspected, tested, and calibrated before shipment to ensure years of stable
and trouble-free service.
1. Remove all packaging material from the product and its associated components before you install
the unit.
2. Check equipment for any visible damage that may have occurred during transit.
3. Contact the carrier if any item is damaged.
Keep at least one set of original packaging, in the event that you need to return a product for servicing.
If the original packaging is not available, you can purchase replacement packaging at a modest cost, or
supply your own packaging as long as it meets the following criteria:
 Withstands the weight of the product
 Holds the product rigid within the packaging
 Leaves at least 2 in. (51 mm) of space between the product and the container
Siting Requirements
Make sure that the following siting requirements are appropriate for your installation:
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Adequate Rack Space (on page 33)
Proper Temperature (on page 33)
Electrical Requirements (on page 33)
Load Limitations (on page 33)
Maximum Power Dissipation (on page 33)
Protective Ground (on page 33)
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Adequate Rack Space
Each Magellan Router Control Panel is designed for mounting into a standard width 19-in. (48.3-cm)
rack. Frames are secured to the rack with standard front-mounting ears built into the chassis. Make sure
to provide adequate space behind the mounting ears, and appropriate clearance for the connecting
cables at the rear of the frame.
Proper Temperature
An ambient temperature should be maintained between 41°F (5°C) and 104°F (40°C) at a relative
humidity of 10%-90% (non-condensing). No special cooling arrangements are necessary, but make sure
to prevent excessive ambient heat rise in closed, unventilated equipment racks.
Electrical Requirements
Load Limitations
Each Magellan Router Control Panel requires one external power supply (PSU). The power consumption
is 25 W maximum. A Magellan Router Control Panel operates with a single power supply.
Maximum Power Dissipation
These ratings refer to the total module power consumption (excluding that of the power supply)
allowable within the Magellan Router Control Panel. The limits are based on the ability of the unit to
dissipate heat over a temperature range of 41° to 104°F (5° to 40°C).
Protective Ground
Since the power supply does not present a shock hazard, the Magellan Router Control Panel does not
have a protective safety earth ground.
Back Panel Connections
Figure 17: Magellan Router Control Panel Back Panel Connections
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Field Identifier
Description
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One pair of BNC X-Y ports (single looping X-Y)
2
9-pin RS-232 service port
3
RJ45 Ethernet connection (see page 26 for pin assignments)
4
Power connector
X-Y Ports
The X-Y control bus is a high speed serial interface by which routers and control panels are
interconnected via standard 75 video coax cable. The ends of the X-Y bus must be terminated using
standard 75 video terminators.
The Magellan Router Control Panel features one looped-through port (two BNC connectors). If either of
the BNCs is used, the other associated X-Y port connection must be terminated with a 75 BNC
terminator or connected to another device’s X-Y port. You do not need to terminate either of the BNCs if
neither is used.
Service (Serial) Connection
The Serial connection is used only for service access. It does not provide typical protocol behavior as
existed in previous control panels.
Ethernet Connection
The Magellan Router Control Panel implements an Ethernet connection for device configuration, field
upgrades, implementation of the terminal/pass-through protocols; and connection to internal and/or
third party control systems and routers.
The Ethernet connection uses 10/100 Base-T wiring. The pin assignments for the Ethernet connection
are listed in Pin Assignments to Ethernet Connections.
Table 5: Pin Assignments to Ethernet Connections
Pin
Function
Pin
Function
1
Transmit Data +
5
Not used
2
Transmit Data -
6
Receive Data -
3
Receive Data +
7
Not used
4
Not used
8
Not used
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Mounting Panels
Note: When power is applied to the Magellan Router Control Panel, it starts up automatically.
Tools You Will Need
The following tools and equipment are recommended for installation of the Magellan Router Control
Panel:
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One standard 19-in. (48-cm) rack
One medium Phillips screwdriver
Four 10/32 Phillips-head rack mount screws
For programming your Magellan Router Control Panel, a computer running a Microsoft® Silverlight®
compatible web browser
 Navigator v.4.6.1 or higher
 Magellan CCS Navigator User Guide
Mounting Requirements
The Magellan Router Control Panel frame can be mounted in a standard width 19-in. (48.3 cm) rack
using four 10/32 Phillips-head mounting screws. The back of the frame does not need to be supported.
The frame can be mounted in either the front or the rear of the rack, thereby providing more efficient
use of your equipment housing space. The rack ears can be attached to the frame in either direction,
thereby allowing you flexible mounting options.
 The 1RU panel requires one unit of rack space, that is, 1¾ in. (44 mm) of standard rack space. The
depth from the mounting surface is 2½ in. (64 mm).
 The 2RU panel requires two units of rack space, that is, 3½ in. (88 mm) of standard rack space. The
depth from the mounting surface is 2½ in. (64 mm).
Panel Installation Procedure
Magellan Router Control Panels are usually installed as part of a larger routing control system.
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The maximum allowable distance for each segment of the X-Y coaxial cable run is 2,000 ft (609
m).
There is no limit to the number of control devices added to the X-Y control bus.
To install the Magellan Router Control Panel in a control system
1. Mount the control panel in a rack that provides power and cooling facilities. The Magellan Router
Control Panel is designed for mounting in a standard equipment rack.
2. Align the control panel so that all four screw holes in the mounting ears match up with those in the
rack.
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3. Secure the control panel to the rack with the rack screws and washers.
4. Connect the control panel to the appropriate port (Ethernet, X-Y) on the router frame’s rear panel.
Note: For most installations, the control panel should be connected via the Ethernet port. To use the
software configuration tools, an Ethernet connection is necessary. Only use the X-Y port to connect
the control panel to a legacy device.
5. If the control panel is used in a multiple frame system, connect the additional frames using the
appropriate scheme.
6. If the control panel is at the end of the X-Y bus, terminate the other X-Y connector with a coaxial
75 termination.
7. Plug a power cord into the DC power supply connector.
8. Connect the power cord to a power source.
Ethernet Setup
Note: The Ethernet default settings for Magellan Router Control Panel are as follows:
IP: 192.168.100.250
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.100.1
1. Prior to performing the Magellan Router Control Panelconfiguration, you must determine the
following information:
 The TCP/IP address for the panel
 The routing system to connect to
 The name and ID to assign to the panel
2. Obtain TCP/IP addresses for the installed panel. These addresses are a static IP address, a subnet
mask, and an optional gateway IP.
How you obtain TCP/IP addresses depends on the type of panel you have (pushbutton only/LCD
only/pushbutton with OLED/LCD with OLED). Use one of the following processes to obtain the
addresses.
 For all panel types, attach the Magellan panel to a PC via a crossover cable, and then enter the
default IP address into the Address field of your Internet browser. Note the addresses in the
spaces provided below.
 For panels with LCD buttons or OLED displays only, press the SHIFT button and then the MENU
button on the front panel.
The menu selection buttons appear across the front of the front panel.
Press the SETUP button, and then note the addresses in the spaces provided below.
Static IP address
Subnet mask
Gateway IP address
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For all panel types, run a partial discovery in Navigator (see CCS Navigator User Manual,
Volume 1: Device Control), and then note the addresses in the spaces provided above.
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Enable scanning of MAC address and click Start to start the discovery process in Navigator. Once
the panel is discovered, a popup window displays the details. You may need to change the IP
address of the panel to the specified range for your network - you can change the IP address in
the New section of the popup window.
Supported Browsers
You can use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox on Windows.
Setting Up Microsoft Internet Explorer
Web browsers such as Mozilla® Firefox® not require special setup procedures. If you use Microsoft
Internet Explorer as your web browser, set the Internet options as follows:
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. From the menu bar, select Tools, and then select Internet Options.
The Internet Options window opens. If necessary, select the General tab.
3. Click the Settings... button in the Browsing History box (Temporary Internet files box in earlier
versions of Internet Explorer).
The Settings window opens.
Figure 18: Settings Dialog Box
Note: Earlier versions of the Internet Explorer Settings box may look different than the image shown
in Settings Dialog Box
4. Under Check for Newer Versions of Stored Pages, click the radio button for the Every Time I Visit
the Webpage selection. (In earlier versions the radio button text may vary slightly.)
5. Click OK to accept the change and return to the Internet Options dialog box.
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6. Click OK again to return to Internet Explorer.
Starting Panel Configuration
Actual panel configuration is performed via a web-based software configuration tool that is resident on
the physical panel (see Software Configuration (on page 42)). In order to configure the panel, however,
it must be associated with a routing server or router.
Note: Before you can start panel configuration, you need the TCP/IP address for that panel. See
Ethernet Setup (on page 36) for information on acquiring TCP/IP addresses.
1. Open your computer’s web browser. If Internet Explorer is your web browser, check your Internet
option setting as described in Setting Up Microsoft Internet Explorer (on page 37).
2. Enter the panel’s IP address into the Address field of the browser.
The Login to Magellan Panel dialog box opens.
Note: At this point you may be prompted to install Microsoft® Silverlight®. To install Silverlight follow
the link provided or go to http://www.microsoft.com and search for Silverlight.
3. Enter the login and password set up for your location. (The default login is admin; the default
password is harris.). See Login Credentials (on page 38).
The Panel Summary page opens. (See Summary Page (on page 42) for a detailed description).
Note: If you opt to remember login credentials (check remember username and password the first time
you log in), the login dialog is not displayed on subsequent logins.
Login Credentials
The default login credentials are:
 Username: admin
 Password: harris
From version 3.3 onwards, the manufacturer default login credentials have been changed to:
 Username: Admin
 Password: <blank>
These new credentials only apply to new units purchased running 3.3 or higher by default, OR if you
upgrade to version 3.3 or higher using UBoot.
Existing users will still have the old default login credentials (admin/harris) or their custom login
credentials, even after upgrading to version 3.3, if they upgrade from the Web UI.
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Adding Panels to a Database
Note: The information in this section is based on the assumption that you have a working knowledge of
Navigator and have used its other capabilities. If not, please refer to the CCS Navigator User Guide and
familiarize yourself with its functions before you continue the Add process.
Magellan Router Control Panels can be added to a routing system via Navigator. In order to monitor the
panel, however, it must be associated with a routing system created in Navigator. Actual panel
configuration is performed via a web-based software configuration tool that is resident on the physical
panel.
Using a Navigator Database
The information below provides you the different methods by which you can add panels to a Navigator
database. It does not go into detail about any of these methods or about other aspects of editing a
panel. For more information on editing panels in Navigator, please refer to Volume 6 of the CCS
Navigator User Guide. You can download a copy of the most current edition from our website.
To add a Magellan Router Control Panel via one of the options described in Adding Panels by Polling (on
page 39), you must use Navigator v.4.6.1 or higher.
Linking to the Database
1. Make sure that Navigator v.4.6.1 is installed on your PC.
2. Connect power to the control panel power connector, and then power up the panel.
3. Start up Navigator on the PC. The main window opens.
Adding Panels by Polling
The Poll option is used to query the control system for any programmable devices that may be present
in the system. Polling obtains information about the current configuration of each physical device, and
compares it to the information found in the database to determine if the database information matches
the actual configuration.
Adding Panels by Discovering
The Discovery option is a quick way to search the control system for any programmable devices that
may be present in the system. Unlike the Polling option, the Discovery option does not obtain
information about current configurations; however, it allows you to select discovered devices to add to
the device list. You can then use the application software’s editing capabilities to configure the device.
Note: When using the Poll or Discover option, ensure that each panel has been assigned a unique device
ID and IP address. This can avoid database or panel configuration errors caused by the device’s ID or IP
conflict.
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Adding Panels using the Create Command
An alternative to polling or discovering the system for devices is to create the device definitions via the
Create function. (Select Create  Hardware Routing Panel and the type of panel; then, configure its ID
and IP via Navigator properties.) The new device is assigned the next available ID, and the default
source, destination, and function key mappings.
Offline Configuration Editor
Use offline configuration when
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You want to set up a configuration that may be imported into a panel at another time
You do not have access to a panel
Installing the Offline Configuration Editor
1. Start a configuration session as outlined in Starting Panel Configuration (on page 38).
The Panel Summary page opens. (See Summary Page (on page 42) for a detailed description.)
2. Select the Tools page. (See Tools Page (on page 57) for a detailed description.)
3. Click the Install Offline Configuration button.
Click Install in the dialog box that is displayed.
Figure 19: Install Offline Configuration Dialog Box
4. Select a start menu shortcut and/or a desktop shortcut as preferred, and then click OK.
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The offline configuration tool creates an icon named Magellan RCP Config for future offline
configuration use.
5. The Magellan Panel Offline Options dialog box is displayed (See Using the Offline Configuration
Editor (on page 196) for more information).
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Software Configuration
Note: Before the control panel can operate as part of your routing system, you must unpack, install, and
configure components. For information about downloading panels in Navigator, see the CCS Navigator
User Manual, Volume 6: Routing Components.
Magellan Router Control Panels can be configured using the software configuration tool supplied with
the panel.
Panels are configured via a web browser to a connected panel over TCP/IP. Once configured, the
Magellan Router Control Panel retains its programming even if powered down. Some configuration
functions for the -LCD and -OLED panels may also be performed directly at the front panel. The web
configuration is optimized for use with screen resolutions of 1280×1024 pixels; however larger
resolutions will allow better visibility of panels with more buttons.
Configuration procedures can be performed offline (for later import) or online (for a panel that is
already installed in a routing setup). Except as noted, configuration procedures are the same when
performed offline or online.
Magellan Router Control Panels can be configured using the Web UI software configuration tool.
Summary Page
Note: This page is unavailable when creating panels offline.
Figure 20: Summary Page
The Summary page displays information and settings under the following categories:
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Physical Settings (on page 43)
Panel Versions and Licenses (on page 43)
Panel Options (on page 44)
Current Configuration (on page 45)
Alarm Definitions (on page 45)
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Note: To the right of each text box is an information icon. Hover the mouse cursor above the
information icon to display more details about the selection. Information Icon Details shows an example
of the contents of the information icon for the Licensed Options field.
Figure 21: Information Icon Details
Physical Settings
Information on the Panel Type (for example, RCP-64 LCD), Panel Name, Panel ID, IP Address, Netmask,
Gateway, MAC address, System Cache, and Flash used is displayed here.
To change the information displayed here, click the Edit button, make edits, and click Save. See
Changing Panel Physical Settings (on page 171).
Use the Identify Panel button if you have two or more similar panels in your routing system and need to
physically identify them. See Identifying a Panel (on page 188).
Panel Versions and Licenses
Information on the following is displayed here:
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Software Version: The version of software running on the panel. You can upgrade the panel
firmware by following the instructions in the Upgrading Panel Firmware (on page 196) section.
Hardware Version: Read only panel hardware version
Serial Number: The serial number of the panel, read only.
Licensed Options: The options currently licensed on the panel.
License Key: The License key applied to the Panel. You can update a license key by following the
instructions in the Setting the Panel License ID (on page 192) section. If you update your license,
ensure you close and restart the browser.
Basic License
A basic Magellan Router Control Panel license enables control of Router devices. With a basic Magellan
Router Control Panel license, when you create a new configuration, you see a single enabled tab Router,
and grayed out tabs for Multiviewer and Processing. The Licensed Options field in the Panel Versions
And Licenses section will show as blank in case of a basic license.
Processing/Multiviewer License
With a PROC+MV license, when you create a new configuration, you see three tabs - Router, Processing,
Multiviewer. Contact Customer Service to request a PROC+MV license. The Processing and Multiviewer
(PROC+MV) license add-on enables control of the following:
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Selenio 6800+™ frames and modules
Selenio™ MCP frames and modules
NEO frames and modules
Selenio X50™/Selenio X75™/Selenio X85™/ Selenio X100™ frames and modules
Platinum™ SX Pro Multiviewers
Platinum™ SX Hybrid Multiviewers
Platinum IP Multiviewers
Selenio 6800+™/ Platinum Predator™ II Multiviewers
Platinum™ Routers
Platinum™ IP3 Routers
Panel Options
Information displayed here includes the following:
 Screensaver Saver Enable: Select Yes/No to enable/disable the Screensaver. See Setting Screensaver
Options (on page 192)
 Screensaver Saver Black Out: Select Yes/No to enable/disable the Screensaver Blackout, which acts
on an active screensaver and blacks out the OLED on activation. You can press a button or the scroll
knob to activate the panel.
 Wait Time (minutes): This is the time that the panel waits in case it does not receive a response from
the primary configured server. Several connection attempts are made (at intervals defined by the
cycle time setting) in the total wait. The default wait time is 5 minutes.
 Cycle Time (seconds): This refers to the interval between successive reconnect attempts to the
primary configured server. The default cycle time is 30 seconds.
 Button Click Action: Actions on the panel are executed either on the press of a button, or on release
of a button. The default is to perform the action on release of a button. The following options let you
control this setting:
 Button Release: Actions will be executed on releasing a button
 Button Press: Actions will be executed on pressing a button
Note: If Button Click Action is set to Button Release and the source button is held for over 1.5
seconds, the switching command will not be sent, and this action will instead bring up the shortcut
menu (if Allow Hold Shortcut Menu in the Options is enabled) or do nothing (if it is disabled).
It is recommended to set Button Click Action to Button Press. If you set Button Click Action to Button
Release, it is recommended that you not hold down the button for longer than 1.5 seconds.
 Enable Ganging: Enable or disable linking of this panel with another panel (Ganging).
 Save New Config to: Defines where new configurations should be saved. Choose from local storage
on the Panel or USB. See USB Notes (on page 45).
 Auto Sync DB: When you activate a Router configuration, the Auto Sync DB option (if set to Yes)
synchronizes the panel with the configured Router. When set to No, the panel does not automatically
synchronize the database with the configured Router - you always have the option to synchronize
manually and on demand by clicking the Sync Database button.
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USB Notes
 You can choose to save new configurations to USB from the Panel Options section in the
Configurations tab. If you choose this option, and a USB is not plugged in, an error will be displayed
on attempting to save new configurations.
 The USB status/availability is displayed in the Tools tab. If it shows as disabled, click the Toggle USB
Port Function to enable it.
 Kingston and Sandisk are recommended USB brands.
 When doing a UBoot upgrade via USB, Sandisk is recommended.
Current Configuration
Information on the currently Active Configuration, the current Server IP, and the Connection Status is
displayed here. You can click the Toggle Server button to switch between the Primary and Secondary
servers configured.
An option to define fallback configurations for Ganged panels is also displayed. You can choose to fall
back on the default configuration or you can choose any other configuration in the drop down list.
Note: You can set the Primary and Secondary server IP information in Configurations > Options >
Communication Options.
Alarm Definitions
The Summary Page also includes Alarm definitions. You can set the following Alarm types here:
 Secondary Server IP Active: Triggered if the Secondary Server is active
 Active Configuration Modified: Triggered if the active configuration is modified
 Active Configuration from USB: Triggered if the current configuration is running off USB
These alarms are also exposed via the CCSP protocol to devices and applications that use CCSP such as
Magellan CCSP Navigator. See Magellan Panel Discovery via Magellan CCS Navigator (see "Magellan
Router Control Panel Discovery via Magellan™ CCS Navigator" on page 71).
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Operation Modes
Magellan Router Control Panel 3.0 and higher offers two operation modes. The default mode that a user
sees on logging in depends on the type of logged in user.
Edit Mode
Edit mode enables addition/deletion/modification of configuration and other settings. The Edit Mode is
displayed by default to users that log in as Administrator; users can switch to the Control Mode if
required. Note that the Control Mode can be switched to, provided the panel is not being controlled by
another Web UI in Control Mode.
Control Mode
Control Mode is a software representation of the hardware panel, and it enables users to control the
hardware panel from the Web UI. Control Mode displays (in the Web UI) exactly the same information
as the hardware panel; the Control Mode UI communicates with the physical panel, and emulates its
interface accordingly. This Mode enables users to control Router/Processing/Multiviewer configurations
from the Web UI, and perform source/destination switch-overs, lock/protect destinations, execute
Salvos, and so on.
The Control Mode is displayed by default to users that log in as Operator. Operators cannot opt to
switch to Edit Mode. Administrators can enter Control Mode by clicking the Enter Control Mode button
at the top of the Summary page.
Once a user takes control of a panel (enters Control Mode), if another Operator or Administrator logs
into the panel, they override the previous user.
For example, if User 1 (Operator) is connected to the Software Control Panel, and if User 2 (Operator)
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attempts to connect to the same Software Panel, User 2 will get a message indicating that the Software
panel is currently being controlled by another IP Address, along with an option to enter Control Mode.
User 2 can then take control and User 1 is forced to exit and receives a message indicating that the
Software panel is now controlled by another IP.
Once in Control Mode, the Panel is automatically locked.
The "Clear" button on the hardware panel is the only functional button that works on a hardware panel
that is in Control Mode. Use this button to exit Control Mode on the panel.
On the Web UI, click the Exit Control Mode button, click Log out button, refresh the Web page, or close
the browser to exit control mode.
On exiting Control Mode, both administrators and operators receive a popup message confirming mode
exit. Click the Enter Control Mode button to re-enter the mode when required.
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Note: In case of LCD/LCD-OLED panels (for example, a 48 LCD-OLED panel), in Control Mode, when you
enter Breakaway mode (by pressing BRK), four buttons are auto assigned - UP, STORE, SEL, and ERASE.
When creating a configuration, if you assign an Undo button to any of these positions, it will not work.
Control Mode Display
The following are some examples of how the Control Mode emulates the hardware panel.
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In case of a panel with 1 OLED and 1 knob, the Control Mode UI is displayed as follows:
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In case of a panel with 2 OLEDs and 2 knobs, the Control Mode UI is displayed as follows:
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In case of a panel with no OLEDs or knob, the Control Mode UI is displayed as follows:
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In case of a 48 or 96 pushbutton panel, the Control Mode UI is displayed as follows:
Note: Because 48PB and 96PB panels have 24 buttons per row, for convenience, the Web UI splits
the display. The Split the view button breaks up the display, and the Full View button displays the
original.
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Supported Configurations: Router/Processing/Multiviewer configurations are supported in this
mode. Control Mode is only supported if the active configuration is not a gang configuration.
OLED Display: The software panel has a display area to the left of the function buttons area to show
the contents of the OLED. The Web UI displays the exact same information (button, knob, OLED as
the hardware panel).
Multiple Select with Shift: Use the Shift button to select multiple destinations just as with the
hardware panel; you can also multiple select Salvos and Crosspoints.
Menu function button: You can access Menu mode via the Software Control Panel (note that Config
and Setup menus are not accessible).
Configuration Home: Once you enter Control Mode, both the hardware panel and Web UI display
the configuration home (even though it's disabled from the panel). Once you exit Control mode
from the Web UI, the hardware panel displays the Configuration home.
Example of how to use Control Mode
1. Create a new configuration from the Web UI
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2. Add a Router Configuration in the Router tab by clicking the Add Router Configuration to this Panel
Configuration. Follow the wizard
3. Ensure you provide the correct Router IP Address in the Panel Options section of the wizard
4. Define the buttons in your configuration
5. Save and Activate the configuration on the Panel
6. Enter Control Mode by clicking the button at the top
7. Perform some functions - for example:
 Select a Destination and switch a Source to it.
 Lock a Destination; hold down the Destination to check the lock owner and then unlock it.
8. Click the Exit Control Mode at the top to exit Control Mode.
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Sticky Mode
Sticky Mode emulates (in the Control Mode UI) functionality that occurs on pressing or release of a
button on the panel.
If Button Click Action is set to Button Press (in the Summary page, Panel Options), actions are executed
on pressing of a button (instead of on releasing).
Figure 22: Activating Sticky Mode
Figure 23: Deactivating Sticky Mode
Sticky Mode is activated by right clicking the Shift button (in the Function Buttons) in the Control Mode
UI and selecting Sticky Mode. Similarly, once activated it can be deactivated by deselecting.
When to use Sticky Mode
When Button Click Action is set to Button Release, if you hold down (long hold) a destination button
on the panel, the panel will go to OPTIONS mode:
When Button Click Action is set to Button Press, in order to enter OPTIONS mode, you need to hold
down (long hold) the SHIFT button on the panel, and then press the destination button.
In the soft Control Mode, since you cannot press 2 buttons at same time, Sticky Mode helps emulate
this behavior - when you enable Sticky Mode for the SHIFT key, you can click the SHIFT button to
emulate holding down (long hold) the SHIFT button on the panel.
Emulating the Knob
The knob (and its functionality) on the physical panel can also be emulated in the Web UI, via the
Control Mode. You can press the knob or turn the knob.
You can turn the knob to scroll through options or click the knob.
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To turn the knob, click the small hollow circle (within the larger circle), hold down the left mouse button
and drag the mouse. Once you click in the small hole, a rotate direction arrow is displayed to the top of
the larger circle. By dragging the mouse, you can, for instance, scroll through sources, destinations, or
levels. Click in the area outside the small hollow circle to emulate a knob press.
Emulating the Alarm LEDs
The Control Mode also emulates the Alarm LEDs on the panel, displaying status corresponding to
Connected, Enabled, Alarm 1, and Alarm 2 LEDs.
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Configurations Page
The Configurations page is a tabbed dialog that includes all functions necessary for configuring a panel.
Table 6: Configuration Page Selections and Functions
Key
Selection
Function
1.
Page Tabs
Tabs for Summary, Configurations, Support, and Tools Pages.
2
Panel Configurations
Navigation panel listing all created configurations
3.
Current Configuration
Navigation trees for configuration defined on panel buttons
4.
Ganged Panels
Expandable only in case of a Ganged Configuration. Lists the
Master Panels and defined slaves.
5.
Configuration function buttons Enables creation, duplication, or deletion of configurations.
Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61)
Deleting a Panel Configuration (on page 67)
Duplicating an Existing Panel Configuration (on page 67)
6.
Configuration Activation
Button to make a selected configuration active.
7.
Configuration Contents
Icons to indicate the configuration sub types contained
(one or all of Routers, Multiviewers, Processing)
8.
Configuration Functions
Buttons to save, load, import, export configurations
See Icon Toolbar Selections and Functions for details
9.
Configuration Tabs
Tabs for Router, Processing, and Multiviewer configuration.
10.
Sub Tabs
Sub tabs for each main Configuration tab.
 Router: Panel Buttons, Access Lists, Local Aliases, TRAX,
Options
 Processing: Panel Buttons, Favorites, Options
 Multiviewer: Panel Buttons, Options
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Key
Selection
Function
11.
Help (Configuration Page Level) Context sensitive help link for the Configuration tab
12.
Help (Configuration Tab Level)
Context sensitive help link based on what tab you’re currently
in - Routers, Processing, Multiviewers.
Status icons indicate the current state of a configuration; whether a configuration has been modified
and needs to be saved; what is the currently selected configuration, or if the configuration has been
modified while the user is editing it.
Toolbar icon selections are explained in Icon Toolbar Selections and Functions.
Table 7: Icon Toolbar Selections and Functions
Icon
Function
Saves the selected panel configuration
Saves all listed panel configurations (Not available when editing
configurations offline)
Reloads the selected configuration (Not available when editing
configurations offline)
Exports selected panel configuration to a file in XML format
(Not available when editing configurations offline)
Exports all listed panel configurations to files in XML format
(Not available when editing configurations offline)
Imports a selected panel configuration from a selected XML file
(Not available when editing configurations offline)
Creates a PDF or Microsoft Word file of the panel button actual
names; this file can be sent to a printer to print out button
labels
Makes selected configuration the currently active one
(Not available when editing configurations offline)
Allows selection of a different configuration for editing offline
(Appears when editing offline only)
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Support Page
Note: This page is unavailable when creating panels offline.
Figure 24: Support Page
The Support page displays tools and links for the unlikely event that you must contact Imagine
Communications Customer Service. You can do the following from this page:
Table 8: Support Page Options
Key
Selection
Function
1.
View Panel Logs
Click to view a log of the panel in txt format
2.
Clear Panel Logs
Click to clear all logs.
3.
Reset Panel Communications
See Restoring Panel Defaults (on page 191)
4.
Reset Panel Configurations
5.
Revert to Previous Firmware
Click to revert to the last known firmware version
6.
Generate Service Report
See Generating Service Reports (on page 187)
7.
Reboot Panel
See Restarting a Panel (on page 190)
8.
Helpful Links
The following links are listed:
 Accessing the Imagine Communications Service Web Portal (on
page 159)
 Accessing the Imagine Communication Website (see "Accessing
the Imagine Communications Website" on page 159)
 Function Template Label File
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Tools Page
Note: This page is unavailable when creating panels offline.
Figure 25: Tools Page
The Tools page contains special functions that allows a user to do advanced administration for the
panel. You can do the following from this page:
Table 9: Tools Page Options
Key
Selection
Function
1.
Toggle USB Port
See Enabling or Disabling USB Port Functions (on page 184)
2.
Copy Panel Configuration
See Copying a Panel Configuration to Other Control Panels (on
page 173)
3.
Install Offline Configuration
See Offline Configuration (on page 59)
4.
Database Management
See Device Discovery (on page 77)
5.
Font Management
See Installing and Removing Fonts (on page 188)
6.
User Access
See Enabling User Access (on page 184)
7.
Upgrade Multiple Panels
See Upgrading Multiple Panels (on page 195)
8.
Batch Export
See Batch Exporting Configurations (on page 161)
9.
Batch Import
See Batch Importing Configurations (on page 162)
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Users
The Magellan Router Control Panel software interface provides two default users: Administrator and
Operator. Users can be modified by going to the Tools tab and then clicking the User Access button. This
displays a dialog box with the names of both users in the column on the left. Click on a username to
have its details populated on the right. Also see Enabling User Access (on page 184).
Administrator
The user name of the Administrator user can be customized. However, the type will always show as
Administrator. To change the Administrator user name, select the currently defined Administrator user
in the column on the right, enter a new user name in the text box, enter a new password and confirm
password. Click OK to save.
The Edit Mode (on page 46) is displayed by default to users that log in as Administrator.
Operator
The user name of the Operator user can be customized. However, the type will always show as Operator.
To change the Operator user name, select the currently defined Operator user in the column on the
right, enter a new user name in the text box, enter a new password and confirm password. Click OK to
save.
The Control Mode (on page 46) is displayed by default to users that log in as Operator.
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Offline Configuration
Use offline configuration when
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You want to set up a configuration for import into a Magellan Router Control Panel later
You do not have access to a Magellan Router Control Panel
To start a configuration session:
1. Click on the Magellan RCP Config icon installed in your startup menu or on your desktop. (This icon
was created when you first installed the Offline Configuration Editor. See Using the Offline
Configuration Editor (on page 196) for more information).
2. The Configurations Page (on page 54) opens. Make one of the following choices:
i. To create a new panel configuration:
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Click the New... button, and then see Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61) for
instructions on how to create a new panel configuration.
To duplicate an existing panel configuration:
Click the Duplicate... button, and then see Duplicating an Existing Panel Configuration (on
page 67) for the instructions on how to duplicate an existing panel configuration.
On-Line Configuration
Use On-Line configuration when you have a panel that is accessible via Ethernet to your current
computer.
Note: Before you can configure a panel on-line, you need the TCP/IP address for that panel. See
Ethernet Setup (on page 36) for information on acquiring TCP/IP addresses.
1. To start a configuration session, follow the steps in Starting Panel Configuration (on page 38).
The Panel Summary page opens. (See Summary Page (on page 42) for a detailed description.)
2. Select the Configurations page. (See Configurations Page (on page 54) for a detailed description.)
3. Make one of the following choices:
To create a new panel configuration
 Click the New... button, and then see Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61) for the
instructions on how to create a new panel configuration.
To duplicate an existing panel configuration
 Click the Duplicate... button, and then see Duplicating an Existing Panel Configuration (on page
67) for the instructions on how to duplicate an existing panel configuration.
To delete an existing panel configuration
 Click the Delete... button, and then see Deleting a Panel Configuration (on page 67) for the
instructions on how to delete an existing panel configuration.
To edit an existing panel configuration
 Click one of the panel configurations listed on the left side of the Configurations page. Common
Configuration Tasks contains topics related to panel editing.
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Devices You Can Control
You can configure the following device types for control through Magellan Router Control Panel.
Table 10: Devices you can configure for control
Processing Devices
 Selenio 6800+™ frames and modules
 NEO Frames and modules
 Selenio X-50/75/85 frames/modules
 Selenio™ MCP frames/modules
1. Follow the steps in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61)
2. Go to the Processing tab in your configuration
3. Follow the steps in Processing Configuration Overview
 Platinum™ Routers
 Platinum™ IP3 Routers
 Multiviewers
Multiviewer Devices
 Platinum IP
 Platinum SX Hybrid
 Platinum SX Pro
 Selenio 6800+ Multiviewer/Platinum Predator
II
1. Follow the steps in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61)
2. Go to the Processing tab in your configuration
Follow the steps in Processing Configuration Overview_Note: From Magellan 2.5
onwards, Multiviewer devices can be discovered and mapped in Processing
configurations. The standalone Multiviewer tab has been maintained for backward
compatibility.
Router Devices
 Platinum/Platinum IP3 Routers
 Platinum Frame Synchronizer Modules and
Platinum MADI
 Selenio MCP from within a router
configuration
1.
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Follow the steps in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61)
Go to the Router tab in your configuration
Follow the steps in Configuration Navigation (on page 62)
Specific instructions for Platinum MADI or Platinum Framesync modules.
Configure through Navigator, then see:
 Platinum MADI (PT-MADI4X-OBG) in a Router Configuration (on page 102)
 Platinum MADI (PT-MADI4X-OBG) in a Router Configuration (on page 102)
Optionally control Selenio MCP Modules from within your Router configuration
 Selenio MCP1/MCP3 Frame/Module Presets in a Router Configuration (on page
101)
Other Magellan RCP Devices
You can also discover another Magellan panel via the current panel’s web UI.
Follow the same process as a Processing device. See Discovery - Selenio 6800+,
NEO, Selenio X50/75/85/100, Selenio MCP, Platinum, Platinum IP3, Multiviewers
(on page 80)
Magellan Panels are also discoverable by applications such as CCS Navigator via
CCSP. See Magellan Panel Discovery via Magellan CCS Navigator59 (see "Magellan
Router Control Panel Discovery via Magellan™ CCS Navigator" on page 71)
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Creating a New Panel Configuration
1. Access the Configurations Page (on page 54).
2. In the Configuration Navigation (on page 62) on the left, click New under Panel Configurations.
 To create a General Configuration (on page 63), provide a Name and click OK.
 To create a Panel Gang Configuration (on page 64), click Panel Gang and then click OK.
When using this option, the current Panel is displayed as Master (with a green M icon) in the
Ganged Panels section. You can optionally right click the Master panel and add a Slave or Slave
Trax panel by providing its IP Address. You can also do this later (see Types of Slave Panels (on
page 66)).
Figure 26: New General Configuration
Figure 27: New Panel Gang Configuration
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Configuration Navigation
The left pane navigation is divided into 3 sections: Panel
Configurations, Current Configuration, and Ganged panels.
The Panel Configurations section displays a list of created
configurations and tools to help create and manage
configurations.
 Click New to create a new configuration
 Select a configuration and click Activate to make active.
 Select a configuration and click Delete to remove.
 Select a configuration and click Duplicate to make a copy.
Icons to the right of the configuration name indicate the sub
types (Router, Proc, Multiviewer) contained in a given
configuration.
See Configuration Icons.
The Current Configuration section is relevant in case of
Processing configurations, where it displays a tree view of
configuration defined on panel buttons.
 The Ganged Panels section is only displayed for a Panel
Gang configuration. It displays the current panel (master)
and any panels that have been slaved. You can right click in
this section to add, delete, or change the IP for a slave
panel.
Table 11: Configuration Icons
Icon
Description
Panel Gang Configuration and this Panel is a Master
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Description
Panel Gang Configuration and this Panel is a Slave panel
which has been connected with the Master Web UI.
Slave panel as seen on the Slave Web UI.
Panel Gang Configuration and this Panel is a Trax Slave on
the Slave Web UI.
Slave Panel has not connected with the Master Web UI.
Contains Router configuration
Contains Processing configuration
Contains Multiviewer configuration
Currently active configuration
Configuration modified and needs to be saved
General Configuration
Your new configuration contains three tabs to help define configurations for the following:
Table 12: Panel Configuration Templates
Option
Function
Router
 Click this option to define a Router configuration.
 Follow the steps in Creating a Router Configuration.
Processing
 Click this option to define a configuration to control 6800+, Neo, X 50/75/85,
Selenio, Platinum modules and frames, Platinum IP3 Modules and frames,
and Multiviewer devices.
 Follow the steps in Processing Configuration Overview.
Multiviewer
 Click this option to define a Multiviewer configuration.
 Follow the steps in Multiviewer Configuration (on page 152).
Note:
The tabs you see in a new configuration are dependent on your licensing.
With a basic Magellan Router Control Panel license, you will see one tab for Router.
With a PROC/MV license, you will see three tabs for Router, Processing, and Multiviewer.
For more details on licensing, see Panel Versions and Licenses (on page 43).
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You can move between these 3 tabs as you define your configuration. Once you create configurations
and move across tabs, you will be prompted to save changes as you move to ensure that your settings
and definitions are not lost.
Figure 28: Device specific configuration tabs in a new configuration
WARNING
Parallel access to the same panel is not recommended. Additionally, attempting to save the active
configuration when a discovery or preset save is in progress will result in discovery or preset save
failure.
Panel Gang Configuration
A Panel Gang configuration connects two or more panels in a master slave configuration. You can create
a Panel Gang configuration by selecting Panel Gang when creating a new configuration.
When you create a Panel Gang configuration, in the Ganged Panels section, the current panel shows as
Master (with a green M icon); you can add Slave Panels at the time of creating the Panel Gang
configuration, or at a later time by right clicking in the Ganged Panels section.
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Figure 30: Adding Slave Panels by right clicking
in the Ganged panels section of a Panel Gang
configuration.
Figure 29: Adding Slave Panels when creating a
Panel Gang configuration
If a panel gang configuration's Connection to Router (Options tab > Communications Options >
Connection to Router) is set to Coax, the master panel should be connected to the router using XY, and
other slave panels should be cascaded with the master panel via XY. All panels should be connected to
the network via Ethernet.
Master Panels
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A single master panel can have multiple slaves (up to 8 slaves configured).
An Identify option can be manually defined on the Master panel to enable identification of all
slave panels. All slave panels blink when this option is used. The option is a toggle switch and is
present on the Summary page.
Gang configurations can only be created and edited on master panels
With both Router and TRAX configurations defined in a panel gang configuration, TRAX
functionality is available.
Router Gang configurations support Button per Source and Category modes.
In Gang configurations, all (master) panels support Button per Source mode. Only LCD (master)
panels support Category mode.
Breakaways are only supported on Master panels with OLED
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Slave Panels
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A panel can only be slave to a single master panel.
An Identify option on Slave panels enables identification of the Master panel. The Master panel
blinks when this option is used. The option is a toggle switch and is present on the Summary
page
Slave panels are displayed in the Ganged Panels section
Once ganged, slave panels can only be deleted from the master panel
Only Router configuration can be created on standard slaves. To do this, click the slave in the
master’s Ganged Panels list, then follow the normal procedure to define Router configuration.
Processing configuration can be created on a TRAX slave. To do this, click the TRAX slave in the
master’s Ganged Panels list, then follow the normal procedure to define Processing
configuration.
On a Slave panel, while in Panel Gang Mode, PARAM mode can be accessed by holding down
source/destination buttons. Applicable to non-PB panels. If a slave is PB-only, but the master is
LCD or OLED, the mas.ter's OLED or LCD becomes available or entering PARAM mode on the PBonly panel.
Types of Slave Panels
Slave
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A standard Slave panel can be of any type.
Once added from the master, it is displayed in the Master panel’s Ganged Panels section, with a
green S icon to indicate its status.
Only Router configuration can be created on a standard Slave Panel
Trax Slave
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A TRAX Slave panel must be LCD/OLED.
TRAX Slave Panels have a blue T icon in addition to the green S icon.
Once added from the master, it is displayed in the Master panel’s Ganged Panels section, with S
and T icons to indicate its status.
Processing configuration can be created on a TRAX slave panel.
Adding a Slave Panel
To add a Slave Panel:
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Go to the Ganged Panels section of the Configuration navigation
Right click and select Add Slave Panel
Enter the IP Address of the panel to add as slave
The Slave Panel will then be displayed with a green S icon to indicate its status.
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Notes on Panel Gang Configurations
 All ganged panels need to run the same firmware version.
 In an active gang configuration, function buttons on the slave panel are disabled. You cannot use
Shift+Menu on the slave panel to view information such as the IP. To do this, the slave panel must
first be released from the master panel.
 In a panel gang configuration, when selecting a SRC or DST, the function of Shift + Param and Holding
button to get Param/Lock/Protect/Lock Owner is not supported.
 Breakaways are only supported on Master panels with OLED
 The PROC+MV license supports ganging 2 panels together.
 Panel Gang configurations are supported in the Offline configuration tool. Users need to correctly
specify slave panel IP and type, since the offline tool cannot check the panel information provided.
Information will be validated once the configuration is imported into the online environment.
Deleting a Panel Configuration
1. Under the Panel Configurations list, highlight the name of the configuration to be deleted.
2. Click Delete on the Configurations tab display.
A warning message opens.
3. Click Yes to continue.
The configuration is deleted from the Panel Configurations list.
Duplicating an Existing Panel Configuration
Note: This function is different from the Copying function. The Duplicating function copies one
configuration to another configuration, whereas the Copying function copies a configuration to another
panel. See Copying a Panel Configuration to Other Control Panels (on page 173) for more information
about the Copying function.
1. Access the Configurations page.
Existing panel configurations are listed to the left of the display. (If none exist, you must import a
configuration or terminate this process.)
2. Under the Panel Configurations list, highlight the name of the configuration to be duplicated.
3. Click Duplicate on the Configurations tab display.
The Add A New Panel Configuration dialog box opens.
4. Enter a new configuration name in the Configuration Name text box, and then click OK.
The new configuration is placed in the Panel Configurations list.
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Importing a Configuration into an Existing
Configuration
You can import a configuration into a blank configuration tab (see Import Router Configuration, Import
Processing Configuration, Import Multiviewer Configuration
You can also import a configuration into an existing configuration by clicking the Import Router, Import
Processing, or Import Multiviewer buttons at the top of the Router, Processing, and Mutiviewer tabs.
When importing into a tab (Router/Processing/Multiviewer) that has a current configuration, the Import
overwrites the current configuration, but a message is displayed before to confirm. Cancel to maintain
your original configuration.
Function Buttons
Configuration Home Buttons
You can define buttons mapped to the Router, Processing, and Multiviewer home from within a Router
Configuration. Function buttons pre-mapped to Router/Processing/Multiviewer home enable this. To
define Configuration Home buttons:
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In a Router Configuration, go to the Panel Buttons tab.
Select a button the panel representation
Select Button Type as Function and Function Type as RouterHome/ProcHome/MViewerHome.
Save the Configuration.
Note: In case of Processing and Multiviewer configurations, function buttons must be defined in the
Function button area. If a function button such as ProcHome is defined in the LCD button area and you
click it to switch to the Processing configuration, this button will be overridden by either a
Frame/Slot/Menu/Parameter button or an empty button.
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Once defined, these Home buttons are a convenient way to go to the root of the individual
configurations.
Note: For Router/Processing/Multiviewer home buttons, your configuration should have all three
configuration types enabled. If you have a Router only configuration, use the home button on the panel
to go to the Router home.
Undoing a Take
UNDO (Take) can be assigned to a button in the function cluster. It undoes the last action and reverts to
the previous status, regardless of whether the previous action was successful or not. For example, if the
action prior to the last (successful) TAKE was a Failed TAKE, if you hit UNDO, it will undo the last
(successful) TAKE, and it will revert to the previous (unsuccessful) TAKE.
Undo functionality will not work if you do not use TAKE to switch.
Note that only the last TAKE can be undone, not any takes prior to that. Any destinations involved in the
TAKE being undone will revert to the last valid status, prior to that TAKE.
When an UNDO button is defined in the function cluster, on doing a TAKE, the UNDO button becomes
active and blinks. The UNDO button, even if configured, will not be active unless a TAKE is done. The
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active UNDO times out after a default of 30 seconds, so it does not remain active indefinitely.
Navigation, for example to another destination, or to a configuration, will disable an active undo.
Unity
Unity is a new function button used to recall factory default values for parameters on a layer. It applies
to Processing configurations. By default, Unity is defined on the second position on the first function
button.
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To trigger unity, press shift and then press Unity. When Unity is invoked in any layer of a Processing
configuration, parameters in that layer and in subsequent layers are all set to factory default.
Note: Not all parameters on all devices will have factory defaults when queried; there could be
parameter dependencies when batch setting parameter values on certain platforms, such as 6800, since
these platforms do not support opaque presets.
Magellan Router Control Panel Discovery via
Magellan™ CCS Navigator
The Magellan Router Control Panel exposes some of its information to other devices and servers via the
CCSP Protocol. For example, you can use the Magellan CCS Navigator application to discover a Magellan
Router Control Panel device using its IP Address, and certain panel options and settings are then
retrieved.
Process to Discover a Magellan Router Control Panel in
Magellan CCS Navigator
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Launch the Magellan CCS Navigator application.
Ensure you are in Build Mode (File > Operational Mode > Build)
Click Tools > Discovery and then click the Options button
Click the Add button and provide the IP address to the Magellan Router Control Panel. In the Select
Products for Discovery section, place a check beside the first option.
5. Click OK and then OK again. Click the Start button to start the Discovery.
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6. Once Discovery is complete, click the Save button.
7. Select the discovered Magellan panel and click Tools > Parameters
Details will then be displayed in a window. Details are displayed in two tabs:
 Parameters: Magellan Control Panel Parameters in CCS Navigator (see "Magellan Router Control Panel
Parameters in CCS Navigator" on page 73)
 Alarms: Magellan Control Panel Alarms in CCS Navigator (see "Magellan Router Control Panel Alarms
in CCS Navigator" on page 74)
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Magellan Router Control Panel Parameters in CCS Navigator
The Magellan Router Control Panel CCSP parameters are divided into 4 sections:
Physical Settings
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Panel Type (RO)
Panel Name (RW)
Panel ID (RW)
IP Address (RW)
Netmask (RW)
Gateway (RW)
MAC (RO)
Alarm1 Notification Type (RW)
Alarm1 Notification Status (RW)
Alarm2 Notification Type (RW)
Alarm2 Notification Status (RW)
Panel Versions and Licenses
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Software Version (RO)
Hardware Version (RO)
Serial Number (RO)
Licensed Options (RO)
Licensed Key (RO)
Panel Options
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Screen Saver Enable (RW) (parameter hidden on non LED panels)
Wait Time (RW) (parameter hidden on non LED panels)
Cycle Time (RW) (parameter hidden on non LED panels)
Enable Ganging (RW)
Save New Config to (RW) (parameter hidden on PB-only panels)
Auto Sync DB (RW)
Sync Database (RW)
Current Configuration
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Active Configuration (RO)
Current Server IP (RO)
Connection Status (RO)
Toggle Server (RW)
Fallback Config For Gang (RW)
Other Configuration (RW)
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Magellan Router Control Panel Alarms in CCS Navigator
The following alarms are exposed via CCSP (in the Alarms tab in CCS Navigator):
 Secondary Server IP: Active when the secondary server IP is in use
 Active Configuration Modified: Active when the active configuration has been modified at the panel
 Active Configuration from USB
Alarm settings will be reset to default if the panel is downgraded to a version lower than 3.3.
Process to Discover another Magellan Router Control Panel
You can also discover one Magellan Router Control Panel from the Web UI of another, the discovery
process is similar to any Processing device. See Discovery - Selenio 6800+, NEO, Selenio X50/75/85/100,
Selenio MCP, Platinum, Platinum IP3, Multiviewers (on page 80).Once discovered, all parameters of the
discovered panel can be controlled by the main panel.
Clean and Quiet Switching
Clean and Quiet switching refers to how video/audio content is switched, from one source to another.
Clean refers to non-disruptive, glitch-free transition of Video content when switching from one source to
another (at the same data- and frame-rate). Quiet refers to audible artefact (pops, clicks) free transition
of embedded Audio content when switching from one source another source (at the same data- and
frame-rate).
Switching between sources can be triggered by hardware or software driven events. For example, a
TAKE command from the Magellan Router Control Panel can trigger a switch.
Clean and Quiet switching is currently supported for the following devices:
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Platinum™ VX Router (See Configuring Clean and Quiet Switching for a Platinum™ VX Router (on
page 147))
Selenio™ Clean and Quiet (CQS) Module (See Controlling a Selenio™ Clean and Quiet (CQS) Module
(on page 91))
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Processing Configuration
The Processing tab enables you to discover and map elements (frames, modules, parameters, etc.) from
Selenio 6800+, NEO, Selenio X50/75/85/100, Platinum, Platinum IP3 frames/modules, and Multiviewers.
Note: PB-OLED panels support only 2 pages of parameters.
Processing Configurations are not supported by PB only panels.
Note: From Magellan 2.5 onwards, Multiviewer devices can be discovered and mapped in a Processing
configuration. The standalone Multiviewer tab has been maintained for backward compatibility.
Creating a Processing Configuration
1. Follow the initial steps in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61).
2. Then go to the Processing tab. You have 2 options here:
 Add Processor Configuration to this Panel Configuration
Select this option to create a new Processing configuration
 Add Processor Configuration to this Panel Configuration
Select this option to import a configuration from the panel itself (or from a file)
When you click the Import Processing button, only those configurations that contain a Processing
configuration will be displayed for import, and other types (for example, a Multiviewer only
configuration) will be filtered out.
When importing into a Processing tab that has no current configuration, the new configuration is
imported in, and a status message displayed on successful import. Also see Importing a Configuration
into an Existing Configuration (on page 68).
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Tabs in a Processing Configuration
Once a Processing Configuration has been enabled, three sub tabs are visible.
 Favorites Tab (on page 76)
 Panel Buttons Tab (on page 78)
 Options Tab (on page 79)
Favorites Tab
The Favorites tab displays an interface to help discover frames/modules from a variety of devices. You
can discover a frame, see modules in that frame, and drill down to menus/parameters in modules. You
can currently discover and control frames/modules in:
Processing
Routers
Multiviewers
6800+
Platinum
Platinum SX Hybrid / IP
NEO
Platinum IP3
Platinum SX Pro 16
X50/75/85
Platinum SX Pro 32/64
Selenio
Platinum Predator II / Selenio 6800+ Multiviewer
Figure 31: Favorites Tab
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Device Discovery
Click the Database Management button to get the interface to discover devices. This provides an
interface (available in Processing Configurations) to discover devices that are then centrally accessible
across all Processing configurations on a panel. This eliminates the need to re-discover the same device
multiple times, particularly if it needs to be accessed in different configurations.
Figure 32: Device Discovered via the Database Management Dialog
Discovery Interface
The interface of the Favorites tab is divided into 4 columns:
 Favorite IPs: This is a list of already discovered devices, or devices you enter for discovery. To discover
a device, Click the Add IP button and enter the IP address of the device to discover, then click
Discover.
 Discovered IP/Frame: Displays discovered devices/frames, prefixed by type, suffixed by IP Address.
 Device/Subdevice: Displays devices/modules contained in the discovered device
 Menu/Parameter: Displays menus/parameters for modules
See Device Discovery and Mapping (on page 80).
Once a device has been discovered, ensure it is selected (Select Item with children (on page 81) includes
the child tree) and that the Append checked item to Configuration (on page 81) is checked, and move to
the Panel Buttons Tab (on page 78) from where the device can be navigated and its elements mapped to
buttons.
Exporting Discovered Device Configurations
Discovered Devices can be exported to other panels (using the Export option) and imported using the
Import option in the Database Management Discovery UI.
Follow this process to discover a device via the Database Management UI:
1. Create a new Processing configuration in the Web UI.
2. Go to the Favorites tab and click the Database Management option at the top
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3. Click the Add IP button and enter the IP address of the device to discover.
4. Click the Discover button to initiate the discovery process. Once discovered, the discovered device is
saved to One Database
5. Create another processing configuration, go to the Favorites tab.The device previously discovered
via the (Database Management option) will be available in the Discovered IP/Frame column of the
Favorites tab.
Figure 33: Device previously discovered via Database Management, available by default in new
configurations
Panel Buttons Tab
The Panel Buttons Tab enables mapping of buttons to discovered devices or elements from those
devices. The Panel Buttons tab interface is divided as follows:
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Buttons available for mapping are displayed in the panel representation on the right
Discovered devices, sub-devices, menus, and parameters are displayed in the Selected Favorites
section below - you can navigate, select an element, and double click to map it to a button
(ensuring that you first select a button)
The Current Configuration navigation pane on the left displays a tree view of discovered devices
You can map a group, frame, device (module), menu, or parameter to a button.
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Frame: To map a frame, select a button, then double click a frame from the Discovered
IP/Frame column. When correctly mapped, the device type and IP address will be displayed on
the button. For example, 6800+ 172.45.64.4.
Device/Subdevice: To map a device/subdevice, select a button, then double click any of the
elements in the Device/Subdevice column.
Menu: To map a menu, select a button, select the relevant frame in the first column, and the
module in the second column to see corresponding menu options in the third column. Double
click the menu option to map to the selected button.
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Param: To map a parameter, select a button, select the relevant frame in the first column, and
the relevant module in the second column to see the corresponding available parameters in the
third column. Double click the parameter to map to the selected button. Also see Ganging
Parameters (on page 88).
Options Tab
The Options tab contains some option controls specific to the Processing tab.
Add Device From Panel
The Add Device From Panel option controls whether users can add processing devices directly from the
Magellan hardware panel. For information on how this can be done, see Adding a Device (on page 198).
Note: The "Add Device From Panel" option is not available in case of Panel Gang configurations. This
option is only available on LCD and LCD-OLED panels.
Knob Press Action
In general, the knob on the physical control panel functions as a selection control.
The Pressing Action of Knob option specifically controls what happens on pressing of the physical knob
from within Processing configurations and TRAX configurations. The options are:
 Knob Press Exit: Selecting this option makes the knob function as a cancel or exit control, taking you
to the previous menu.
 Knob Press Select: Selecting this option makes the knob function as a selection, taking you to the sub
level menu.
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Device Discovery and Mapping
 Discovery - Selenio 6800+, NEO, Selenio X50/75/85/100, Selenio MCP, Platinum, Platinum IP3,
Multiviewers (on page 80)
 Navigation of Discovered Devices (on page 82)
 Mapping Buttons to Frame/Module Elements (on page 85)
 Mapping Buttons to Multiviewer Elements (on page 88)
Note: Magellan Router Control Panel version 3.3 and higher supports controlling Selenio X100 devices.
Discovery - Selenio 6800+, NEO, Selenio X50/75/85/100, Selenio MCP, Platinum,
Platinum IP3, Multiviewers
Step 1 - Provide IP Address
 In a Processing Configuration, go to the Favorites tab,
and click Database Management.
 In the first column, click the Add IP button and enter
the IP Address of the device to discover. Click OK.
Click Discover.
Step 2 - View and Select Frames/Devices
 Once discovered, the device is displayed in the second
column Discovered IP/Frame, prefixed by the device
type (IP3, Selenio, 6800+, X75, etc) and followed by
the IP address.
 You can select the checkbox against an IP and click the
Delete button to remove it.
Step 3 - View and Select Modules
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Modules contained in the discovered device are
displayed here.
 Select a device in the Discovered IP/Frame column to
have its elements (list of modules) populated in the
Device/Subdevice column.
 Select the checkbox against any of the modules in this
column, to have its menus and parameters populated
in column 4 Menu/Parameter.
Step 4 - View and Select Menus/Parameters
 A list of menu groups and parameters for the selected
module are displayed in this column.
 Click the arrow beside the options to expand and drill
down to individual parameters.
Append checked item to Configuration
Selecting Append checked item to Configuration option makes the newly discovered device available in
the Panel Buttons tab, both in the Current Configuration section on the left (which shows a tree view of
discovered devices and from the Selected Favorites section below the panel representation (from
where an element can be selected and mapped to a button).
By default, the Append checked item to Configuration option (to the top right of the page) is not
selected. If unchecked, the newly discovered device will not be appended to the current configuration,
and its options will not be available for selection and mapping to buttons in the Configuration Editor
workspace.
Select Item with children
Check the Select Item with children checkbox to automatically select all child items when you click on
an option.
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Navigation of Discovered Devices
The Navigation pane on the left is divided into three sections:
 Panel Configurations: Displays a list of configurations with controls to create and manage them.
 Current Configuration: Displays the hierarchy of the current configuration, right from the root level of
the discovered devices.
 Ganged Panels: This section is only expandable in case of a Panel Gang Configuration (on page 64),
where the master panel is displayed along with any defined slaves.
Up and Down Buttons
Up and Down buttons help you move through the navigation. Up drills higher up in the navigation, and
Down helps you drill down.
For example, if the Selenio MCP Controller menus are currently displayed:
 Clicking Up once takes you to the higher level module view in Selenio (displaying the controller and
other modules). Clicking Up again displays the Selenio frame and other currently discovered devices.
 Clicking Down once drills down to the menu options for the selected category. Clicking Down again
drills down further (if lower level options are available).
Figure 34: Up and Down buttons
Control Buttons
Control buttons are available above the panel representation as well as on right clicking any of the
buttons. You can select one or more buttons and right click to see the button functions menu.
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Figure 36: Control buttons above panel
representation
Figure 35: Control buttons accessible on right
clicking
The following functions can be applied to one or more buttons (Shift+Select or Control+Select to select
multiple buttons)
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Copy: To make a copy of a button, select a button and select Copy.
Paste: After copying a button, go to a blank button and select Paste.
Cut: You can Cut and Paste mapped buttons to different locations. You can move to a button that is
blank or already mapped (the old mapping will be replaced by the new button).
Map From: Use to replace a previous assignment with a new one. Only works for buttons of type
Frame or Device. Select a button, select Map from, then make changes from the access list to
remap. You can also use Remap when you need to assign the same frame/device configuration to
multiple buttons. Configure one and remap to other buttons as required.
Assign Group: Use to add a group button. Frames/Devices/Menus/Parameters can be added under
Groups.
Assign Menu: Use to add a menu button. Menus/Parameters can be added under a Menu.
Empty: To remove a button assignment, select the button and then click Empty.
Layer Up: Select a button and select Layer Up to move it up a layer. Note that if you are already on
the topmost layer, this option will be grayed out.
Layer Down: Select a button and select Layer Down to down it up a layer
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Properties: When you right click a button assigned to a frame/device and select Properties, you can
change the Name/IP/Slot of the frame/device.
On non-frame/device buttons, you can just edit the button label when you select Properties.
 Drag and Drop: You can also drag and drop buttons as required, with the result that the button is
moved to the location you drag it to. An outline of the button will be displayed in the space you drag
it to.
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Mapping Buttons to Frame/Module Elements
Once a frame or module has been discovered though the Favorites tab, switch to the Panel Buttons tab.
Figure 37: Processing control buttons in Panel Buttons tab
Click the panel of buttons in the panel representation to have it enlarged and displayed below. Click a
button to map it to an available or discovered element.
Show Parameter Value
The Show Parameter Value option applies to Processing configurations, and can be set either locally or
globally to control whether parameters mapped to buttons in the GUI are displayed on the physical
panel buttons. When set globally, it affects all parameter buttons in Processing configurations, and
when set locally, it affects specific parameter buttons.
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Setting Globally
You can set Show Parameter Value globally in the Processing Configuration > Options tab.
Note that the global setting is applied by default to any newly created parameter buttons.
Setting Locally
You can set Show Parameter Value locally in the Processing Configuration > Panel Buttons tab.
To set locally:
1. First map a parameter to a button or select a button that has a parameter mapped to it
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2. The Button Appearance section expands to display an option - Show Parameter Value
3. Select this check box to have the Parameter Value show for that specific button
Once you select the checkbox, you will be need to save the Configuration. If you do not save, the local
setting will not apply and the global setting will be used instead.
Note that the Show Parameter Value section shows in the Button Appearance section only when you
select a button that has a parameter mapped. For all other button types, this section only displays the
default LCD Text Layout and LCD Buttons Font Size section.
Notes
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Table parameters are not supported, and their values will not be displayed on panel buttons
Multi selection of parameters (and attempting to set the Show Parameter Value on multiple buttons
in one go) is not supported
LCD Text Layout Settings
The Show Parameter Value option is affected by the Text Layout settings in the Options Tab >
Appearance Options. For instance, if Show Parameter Value is enabled locally, and LCD Text Layout is
set to "1 Row of Text":
At the local level Show Parameter Value will be unchecked and grayed out
At the global level, it will be set to No and grayed out as well
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Mapping Buttons to Multiviewer Elements
Once you discover a Multiviewer device though the Favorites tab, a button is automatically mapped to
the discovered devices in the Panel Buttons tab.
Figure 38: Buttons mapped to an Platinum SX Hybrid Device
Additionally, you can drill down in the Selected Favorites section and map to elements.
Ganging Parameters
Ganging parameters refers to assigning multiple parameters to a single button. Invoking that button
launches all the parameters together. In a Processing configuration, if you have already mapped an
option to a button and attempt to map a second option to the same button, a message is displayed to
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confirm whether both parameters should be mapped to the same button (ganged) or if the second
parameter should replace the first one.
On the panel, you can view parameters that have been ganged (assigned) on a button. Press and hold
down the button with the ganged parameters to see the individual parameters that have been assigned
- these will be displayed on the buttons as well on the OLED.
In the Web UI, you can view all the parameters assigned to (ganged onto) a button by hovering over the
button.
Figure 39: Viewing Parameters ganged onto a button
Note: If you change the IP address(es) of parameters ganged on a button, only the first parameter will
reflect the change (provided the device that contains the parameters is online).
To delete one or more parameters that have been ganged on a button, double click the button with
ganged parameters, and then click the X against the parameters to delete.
Figure 40: Deleting Ganged Parameters
Notes
 Number of Parameters: You can map as many parameters as required to a single button. When that
button is pushed on the panel, all the parameters get invoked.
 Button Label: The button label displays the first parameter assigned to the button. Buttons that
contain ganged parameters have their label (parameter name) prefixed with an asterisk (*) to indicate
it contains several parameters.
 Multi Frame Support: From version 3.5 onwards, parameters from different frames can be ganged
together, in addition to parameters from the same frame.
 Parameter Type: Only parameters of the same type can be ganged together. If you attempt to gang a
parameter of a different type from the first parameter, it will be ignored.
 Deleting Parameters: Deletion of a ganged parameter results in deletion of all parameters associated
with that button.
 Shift+Parm Function: Usage of the function Shift+Param when selecting Sources/Destinations to get
Parm/Lock/Protect/Lock Owner is not supported in ganged configurations.
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 Auto Trax (See Auto TRAX SRC (on page 144) and Auto TRAX DST (on page 146)) is not supported in
ganged configurations.
Deleting a Processing Configuration
Click Processing Configuration (to the right of the page) to delete a configuration.
Note: Discovered IPs/Frames can only be deleted from Favorites after all the
Frame/Devices/Menus/Parameters related to that IP have been deleted from panel buttons.
The list of Favorites will not be loaded if the Frame/Device/Menu/Parameter on the panel button is not
discovered using the Web UI. If you do not see it, rediscover to get the full parameter path.
Creating a Processing Configuration on PBOLED Panels
Follow these steps to create a processing configuration on PB-OLED panels.
1. Create a new panel configuration. Follow the steps in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page
61)
2. Go to the Processing tab and click the Create Processing configuration button
3. Discover the Frame/IP in the Favorites tab and then switch to the Panel Buttons tab
4. Select the programmable push button block, then select a push button. You can assign/define
favorite parameters to the push buttons.
5. Panel labels can be created.
PB-OLED Panels - Notes
 A maximum of 2 pages can be created on a PB-OLED panel
 Only parameters can be defined on push buttons
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 Parameter gang is supported on PB-OLED panels.
Controlling a Selenio™ Clean and Quiet (CQS)
Module
Do the following in the Magellan Router Control Panel Web UI:
1. Create a Processing Configuration
2. Go to the Favorites tab and click the Database Management button
3. Do the following in the Database Management dialog:
a. Click the Add IP button and enter the IP address of the Selenio device that contains the Selenio
CQS module you want to control.
b. Click OK and then click Discover. Once discovered, the Selenio frame will be displayed in the
Discovered IP/Frame column; select it to have the contents displayed in the Device/Subdevice
column.
c. In the Device/Subdevice column, select the CQS Module to see its menus and parameters
displayed in the Menu/Parameter column.
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4. Click Close. In the Favorites tab, select the device and select the Select item with children option.
5. Go to the Panel Buttons tab.
6. Select a button and (from the Selected Favorites section below) select a parameter to assign (by
navigating through the menus and parameters).
7. For the Selenio CQS Module, ensure you map at least the following parameters under Control >
Custom Switch Control
 Mode of Operation, Take Mode, Dst(1-4) Current Src, Dst(1-4) Preset Sel, Take
8. Map as many other parameters as required.
9. Go to the Options tab and set Show Parameter Value to Yes
(Ensure that LCD Text Layout is set to higher than 1 Row of Text)
10. Save and Activate the configuration.
11. Go to the physical panel. You will see mapped parameters along with values displayed
12. As a control example: select a Destination button, you will see buttons with Source options, select
one of them to change the Source, exit the current mode to see the change.
Note: Instead of manually mapping parameters, you can do this entire process using a predefined
Selenio CQS Template (XML file). Contact Customer Support or visit the Customer Portal to download
this template.
Once you have it, in your Processing Configuration, go to the Panel Buttons tab, right click a button,
select Import, and select the Selenio CQS template XML file. Once imported, you will see a menu called
SelCQSTemp. Right click it, select Properties, and enter the IP Address and Slot of the Selenio CQS
module/device.
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Configuration Templates
From Magellan Router Control Panel 3.0 onwards, in Processing configurations, you can create
templates with parameters and options from discovered devices, and these templates can be exported
for use with other Processing configurations.
For example, in case of a Platinum SX Pro Multiviewer, you could create a template with say 3 displays,
and options like PIP Source, PIP full Screen, and Active Preset. And this can be exported for further use.
Steps to create a Configuration Template
Create a Processing Configuration in the Web UI
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Go to the Favorites tab and click the Database Management button
Click the Add IP button and enter the IP address of the device to discover
Switch to the Panel Buttons tab
Define the configuration by mapping parameters and options to buttons on one or more layers
Right click the top level button and select Export. Save as <filename>.xml
This configuration can now be re-imported and used as required.
Presets
A total of 4 presets can be saved directly on the panel. To see presets on the panel:
1. Ensure a processing configuration is active, then press Shift + Menu on the panel
2. Press the Preset option button. You will see 3 options:
 Load - Press to load defined presets. Depending on the number of presets mapped, you will see
PRESET1 to PRESET4 buttons.
 Save - Use to save a preset
 Delete - Use to delete a preset
Note: In case of 2 RU panels (OLED and LCD), the bottom four function buttons are reserved for presets
(1-4); hold down the button to load a saved preset
How to Save (Map) a Preset
On the panel, go to the option you want to map to a preset. For example, press PROC on the panel, then
select an option (button) to map to a preset.
1. Press Shift + Menu on the panel, then press Preset, then Save.
2. Select an empty preset button, denoted by PRESET(1-4) [empty]
3. You can also select an already mapped preset (without the empty on the label). Note that this will
overwrite the previously defined preset.
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Note: If your preset has many parameters, it could take a while to load. When loading a preset,
parameters that have been accessed before will display the previous value. Parameters that have not
been accessed before will be display as "loading" until the load completes.
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Router Configuration
The Router tab enables you to discover and map elements from Routers. You can also map Selenio
presets and Multiviewer controls to buttons in a Router configuration.
The Router tab contains the following sub tabs:
 Panel Buttons (See Panel Operation Modes (see "Router Configuration - Panel Operation Modes" on
page 110))
 Access Lists (See Changing Access Lists (Router) (on page 162))
 Local Aliases (See Setting Up Local Aliases (on page 192)
 TRAX (See TRAX Functionality (on page 141))
 Options (Changing Logical Control Options (on page 168), Changing Communication Options (on page
166), Changing Appearance Options (on page 163), Trax Options
 Also see: Dynamic Crosspoints (on page 137)
Create New Router Configuration
1. Follow the initial steps in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61).
2. Then go to the Router tab. You have 2 options here:
 Create New Router Configuration (on page 95)
 Import Router Configuration
3. Click Add router configuration to this Panel Configuration and follow the steps in the New
Configuration Wizard displayed.
a. Router Configuration Base - choose one of the following setup options and click Next:
Table 13: New Configuration Setup Options
Option
Function
Base Logicals on an Existing
Configuration
Uses an existing configuration. Copies the logical database of
the selected configuration in the configuration list.
Start from a Blank Configuration
Develops a configuration setup with a default logical database
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Option
Function
Start from an Existing Logical
Configuration File
Copies a logical database from a configuration file in *.txt
format that is saved on the configuration PC. Navigate to the
location of the desired configuration file, select it, and then
click OK
Create a Selenio preset control
without router configuration
Creates a Selenio preset control without configuring a router.
Click Finish directly if you select this option.
Also see Selenio Preset Mode Panel (on page 117).
b. The Panel Options dialog box is displayed:
Function
Option
 Enter the IP address of the server
device to control
 Select the type of Name to Use
from the drop-down list.(See
Control Option Selections for
descriptions)
 Click Allow New Logical Items to
automatically add new logicals to a
panel configuration
 Click Next
Figure 41: New configuration wizard - Panel Options dialog box
c. The Configuration Type dialog box is displayed. Select one of the configuration type setup
options: blank, default, or custom.
Option
Function
 Factory Default Configuration
Creates a blank configuration
with factory-default
assignments.
 Default Configuration
Creates a configuration with
default assignments based on a
given panel type. Select the base
for the default layout: (Default
layout types depend on panel
type, and could include the
Figure 42: New Configuration wizard - Configuration Type dialog box
following)
 Single bus panel
 Multibus panel
 Grouping single bus panel
 Grouping panel
 Category panel
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Function
Option
 Custom Configuration
A list of customization choices is
displayed under Configuration
Type at the left side of the dialog
box. Select one, two, three, or
all four customization options
Custom Option
Function
Mode Selection
Allows access to sources and destinations with a button push, a defined
grouping structure, or by categories and indexes defined in a database
Accessibility Mode
Sets up single or multiple destination access mode
Destination Options
Allows selection of the number and type of favorite destinations for a
panel
Source Options
Allows selection of the number and type of favorite sources for a panel
d. Click Finish. The new panel is placed in the Panel Configurations list.
To review the panel, click the panel name.
 If the configuration is acceptable, save it.
 If any changes are necessary, make the changes, and then save the changed configuration.
Note: The Common Configuration Tasks section contains instructions for the types of changes you can
make to a configuration.
Import Router Configuration
1. Follow the initial steps in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61).
2. Then go to the Router tab. You have 2 options here:
 Create New Router Configuration (on page 95)
 Import Router Configuration
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3. Click Import Router Configuration to this Panel Configuration to import a configuration from the
panel itself, or from a file.
When you click the Import Router button, only those configurations that contain a Router configuration
will be displayed for import, and other types (for example, a Multiviewer only configuration) will be
filtered out.
When importing into a Router tab that has no current configuration, the new configuration is imported
in, and a status message displayed on successful import. Also see Importing a Configuration into an
Existing Configuration (on page 68).
By default, configurations on the panel are expanded and displayed. All current
Router/Processing/Multiviewer configurations (except ganged configurations) will be displayed for
selection.
Note:
- Only non ganged configurations will be loaded from file
- The panel type of the selection configuration should match the current panel type.
Tabs in a Router Configuration
The following sub tabs are available in a Router configuration:
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Panel Buttons: You can map elements and functions to buttons in this tab. See Editing Button Types
(on page 177).
Access Lists: See Changing Access Lists (see "Changing Access Lists (Router)" on page 162)
CQ DST: See Clean and Quiet Switching (on page 74)
Local Aliases: See Setting Up Local Aliases (on page 192)
TRAX: See TRAX Functionality (on page 141).
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Options: Option controls specific to the Router tab are displayed here
Support for 64 Levels
Magellan Router Control Panel 3.6 onwards supports 64 levels. When configuring, you can see all the
levels (based on what's present in the Names.txt file).
Figure 43: Levels in the Access Lists tab
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Figure 44: Destinations in the Access Lists Tab
This functionality is dependent on the Protocol defined in the Preferred Communication Protocol in the
Communication Options in the Options tab.
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When set to LRC Mode, 64 levels are supported.
When set to XY Mode, only 16 levels are supported for switching (even though the panel and the
Web UI show all defined levels)
Other Devices in a Router Configuration
 Selenio MCP1/MCP3 Frame/Module Presets in a Router Configuration (on page 101)
 Platinum MADI (PT-MADI4X-OBG) in a Router Configuration (on page 102)
 Platinum Frame Synchronizer (PT-FSDMX-IBG) in a Router Configuration (on page 109)
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Selenio MCP1/MCP3 Frame/Module Presets in a Router
Configuration
You can map buttons to Selenio MCP presets from within a Router configuration.
Note: A Selenio MCP preset is a snapshot of Selenio MCP (1/3) parameters. You can create Device
presets applicable for specific modules within the Selenio MCP frame, or System presets that contain
parameters for all modules in the Selenio MCP frame.
1. In a new (see Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61)) or existing Router configuration, go
to the Panel Buttons tab. On the panel visual representation, click on the part of the panel to
modify.
2. Select a button in the Button View section (to select multiple buttons, hold the left mouse button
down and drag over the buttons to select) to map Selenio Presets to.
3. In the Button Type list, select Selenio Preset. The Type Properties section is displayed.
4. Provide the device details:
 The Selenio MCP Device IP
 The Slot Number (you can opt to control modules in slots 0-14).
 The Name
 The Maximum number of presets to display on buttons
Note: You can also select Selenio Preset Mode as the Panel Operation Mode. This applies the
Selenio preset template onto all buttons in your configuration. You can change the type at any time
from the Button Type list.
Figure 45: Mapping Selenio presets in a router configuration
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Controlling a Selenio (MCP) Device
You can now invoke and control a Selenio (MCP) device by doing the following:
1. Press the defined Selenio Preset button on the panel.
2. On successfully connecting to a Selenio MCP frame and module, available presets for that module
will be retrieved, mapped, and listed on the Magellan Router Control Panel buttons.
3. Click on the desired presets to load them.
Note: Any errors such as incorrect Server IP, incorrect or empty slot, or no defined presets, result in
appropriate errors displayed.
Platinum MADI (PT-MADI4X-OBG) in a Router Configuration
You can use Magellan Router Control Panel to control the 4 output formats on the Platinum
Multichannel Audio Digital Interface (PT-MADI4C-OBG and PT-MADI4O-OBG) Output card.
Configuring the Platinum MADI output module for control through Magellan Router Control Panel
requires the use of Navigator and the built in Device Type Wizard to define the MADI device type.
Follow these steps to configure Platinum MADI for control through Magellan Router Control Panel.
Create a Routing System with the Router and Magellan Router Control Panel
1. Start Navigator. Ensure you are in Build mode.
2. If starting from scratch, create a new routing system by right clicking the Routing folder and
selecting Create > Routing System
3. Provide a name for the Routing System. If starting from a blank configuration, select the Perform
System Poll checkbox and enter the IP address of the Platinum Router in the Connection text box.
Note: If your Magellan Router Control Panel device is already connected to the router, it will be
discovered and listed under Hardware Control Panels.
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4. Expand Control Views and double click the new configuration.
5. A Configuration window for the selected routing group will open up.
Run the Device Type Wizard
1. Click the Wizard icon in the toolbar at the top of the Configuration window.
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2. The Device Type Wizard opens up. Select Create New Custom Device Type. Provide a name and
click Next.
3. Click the Add Connection Type from Template button. An Add Connection Types drop down is
displayed.
4. Select Multiplex Mono Audio or Multiplex Stereo Audio and click OK. Click Next.
5. The Level Selection dialog is displayed.
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You can select the Starting level and additionally, set Audio Options. Click Next.
6. Define the Audio levels and click Next.
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7. Finally, you define any specific input levels and click Finish.
Add Logical Destinations
1. Go the Destinations tab.
2. Highlight the entire row where you want to add destinations, and then right-click.
3. Select the Insert Destinations > Insert from Device Type option
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4. Select the (MADI) device type defined in Step 2 of Running the Device Type Wizard (see "Run the
Device Type Wizard" on page 103) and click Next
5. The Basic Options dialog is displayed.Provide the following information and click Next.
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In the Name Options text box, enter a prefix that identifies the device.
Select the initial index number from the Starting Index Number spin box.
If desired, in the Name Suffix text box, enter a suffix that identifies the device more specifically.
In the Description text box, add a description of the device and/or device family. This
information appears in a device’s Sources or Destination tab Description column.
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
If more than one item should be inserted, select the total number from the Quantity to Insert
spin box.
6. The Advanced Options dialog box is displayed. Here, you can assign certain advanced options for
your sources and destinations. It is especially useful for setting up mono switching or stereo pair
switching so you can address them on our control devices.

Select an initial video level number from the Starting Level Index Number spin box within the
Video Location box
 Select an initial audio level number from the Starting Level Index Number spin box within the
Audio Location box
 Enable (retain check mark) or disable (remove check mark) the Enable check box for each
connection type selection
 If you want to create mono sources, select the Create Logical Sources for Audio Breakaway
Switching check box. (This only applies to inserting device types with audio on the Sources tab.)
A Mono source allows you to do special audio swaps from a control panel
7. Click Finish when your selections are complete.
8. Click the Publish Logical Names to Devices icon on the top toolbar
9. Select the Router and the Magellan Router Control Panel device to publish to and click the Start
Transfer button.
Access MADI parameters on the Magellan Router Control Panel
Once you have successfully published your configuration to the Magellan Router Control Panel, you can
access and view or edit the MADI Output format parameter on the panel.
1. On the Magellan Router Control Panel, select the Destination configured for MADI. Refer the row
you added your destination to in Adding Logical Destinations (see "Add Logical Destinations" on
page 106).
2. Press Shift + Parm
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3. The four parameters will be displayed:
 MADI Output Format 1
 MADI Output Format 2
 MADI Output Format 3
 MADI Output Format 4
4. Click on any of the parameters to see the current setting. The possible options are:
 TDM 1 - 56 (56 Channels)
 TDM 33- 88 (56 Channels)
 TDM 65- 120 (56 Channels)
 TDM 1 - 64 (64 Channels)
 TDM 33- 96 (64 Channels)
 TDM 65 - 128 (64 Channels)
5. If you make any changes to this parameter on the panel, the change will reflect on the router.
Platinum Frame Synchronizer (PT-FSDMX-IBG) in a Router
Configuration
To control the Platinum Frame Synchronizer, follow the same steps as Platinum MADI (PT-MADI4X-OBG)
in a Router Configuration (on page 102).
 Create Routing System
To discover your Platinum Frame Synchronizer card, follow the steps as outlined in the Creating a
Routing System with the Router and Magellan Panel (see "Create a Routing System with the Router
and Magellan Router Control Panel" on page 102) section.
 Device Type Wizard
Run the Device type Wizard as described in Running the Device Type Wizard (see "Run the Device
Type Wizard" on page 103) and use the HD Embedded custom template for the Platinum Frame
Synchronizer card.
 Add Sources
Add your sources (follow the steps as outlined in Adding Logical Destinations (see "Add Logical
Destinations" on page 106), but ensure you are in the Sources tab to add your sources).
 Access Parameters
Once you have successfully published your configuration to the Magellan Router Control Panel, select
the source button configured for PT Frame Sync. The parameters will then be displayed.
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Router Configuration - Panel Operation Modes
For Router control, Magellan Router Control Panels can be set up in specific operation modes:
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Button Per Source (BPS) Mode (on page 110)
Category/Index Mode (on page 112)
Group Mode (on page 114)
Selenio Preset Mode Panel (on page 117)
Also see:
 Panel Functions (see "Router Configuration - Panel
Functions" on page 122)
 Detailed settings for Operation Mode Panels (on
page 129)
Table 14: Operation Modes available for each panel type (* = Default)
Panel Type
Button Per Source
RCP-16PB
•*
RCP-48PB
•*
RCP-96PB
•*
RCP-32PB-OLED
Grouping
Category/Index
Selenio Preset
•
•*
•
RCP-64PB-OLED
•
•*
•
RCP-16LCD
•
•*
•
•
RCP-32LCD
•
•*
•
•
RCP-64LCD
•
•*
•
•
RCP-24LCD-OLED
•
•*
•
•
RCP-48LCD-OLED
•
•*
•
•
Button Per Source (BPS) Mode
Use Case: A user wants to configure a panel where individual sources and/or destinations are assigned
to individual buttons.
 Pushbutton only Panels are configured out of the factory in this mode.
 Panels with an OLED display window and/or LCD buttons have a template loaded in memory that can
be recalled to allow operation in this mode; or, users can create new templates.
 The panels’ web configuration tool allows the user to adjust the number of source/destination
buttons, as well as limit access to sources and destinations, if desired.
 If the database is large, panels with LCD buttons can page through the entire logical configuration to
access more sources/destinations than can be displayed on available buttons.
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Working with Button Per Source mode
In Button Per Source mode, a user can assign individual sources and/or destinations to individual
buttons. All Magellan Router Control Panels can operate in Button Per Source mode.
To setup button per source mode
1. Ensure that the appropriate logical database is configured to allow grouping (see Volume 6: Routing
Components of the CCS Navigator User Guide).
2. Ensure that the panel is configured for button per source mode.
Group Operation: Favorite Destinations (1) and Groups (2) shows an example of a Magellan Router
Control Panel in Button Per Source mode. The favorite destination panel buttons (1) are shown and
the source group buttons (2) are highlighted. The mode, selected destination, and selected source
are displayed on the OLED.
Figure 46: Group Operation: Favorite Destinations (1) and Groups (2)
3. You can operate in source mode or destination mode.
To operate in source mode
1. Press SRC to put the panel into Source mode.
2. Select the desired source.
3. The crosspoint executes.
To operate in destination mode
4. Press DEST to put the panel into Destination mode.
5. Select the desired destination.
6. The crosspoint executes.
Button Per Source Operation Mode Panel
Note: Supported panels for Button Per Source mode: All Magellan Router Control Panels.
Select Button Per Source operation mode to assign individual sources and/or destinations to individual
buttons.
To build a panel for Button Per Source operation mode, follow these steps:
1. Access the Configurations page. Select the Panel Buttons tab.
2. On the Panel Configuration list, there is a default Button Per Source configuration.
 To use this template as the base configuration, duplicate the default configuration
(see Duplicating an Existing Panel Configuration (on page 67)).
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
Alternatively, create a new configuration as described in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on
page 61), and select Button Per Source as the panel operation mode.
3. See Detailed settings for Operation Mode Panels (on page 129) for how to modify panel buttons.
Category/Index Mode
Use Case: A user has a large database and wants to access sources/destinations in a traditional
Category/Index operation. In this mode, buttons are assigned source/destination categories, and a
numeric keypad is used to select a specific index.
 Panels with OLED display windows and pushbuttons are shipped out of the factory in this mode.
 Panels with an OLED display window and/or LCD buttons have a template that can be activated to use
this mode. The user can also create custom templates.
 The panels’ web configuration tool allows the user to select which categories to use, where to map
them on the buttons, and restrict specific sources/destinations within categories for selection.
 For panels with LCD buttons, in systems with large numbers of categories and indexes, the user can
page up/down to access additional categories that can be displayed on the first page.
Working with Categories
With category indexing, both a category (for example, VTR, CAMERA, MONITOR, and so forth) and an
index (for example, 20, 2, 36, and so forth) are needed to identify a device.
Category + index selection is a two-step, multikey operation that allows access to an unlimited number
of sources and destinations. This method allows many sources to be accessed from a single panel
without the need for hundreds of selection buttons. A broadcast center, for example, could contain
twenty monitors, each of which could be accessed using the one button labeled "MONITOR" followed by
the appropriate index number (20). Similarly, each of twenty cameras could be selected using only one
button labeled "CAMERA" followed by the appropriate index number.
Note: To enable category-index operations, the logical database must be configured to allow categories
(see Volume 6: Routing Components of the CCS Navigator User Guide) and the panel must be
configured for category mode.
To operate in category mode
1. Make sure that the appropriate logical database is configured to allow categories.
2. Make sure that the panel is configured for category mode.
Note: By default, the panel operates in Source  Category mode. Press DEST to operate in
Destination  Category mode.
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The favorite source panel buttons (1) are shown and the category buttons (2) are highlighted. (If
your panel includes an OLED, the mode, selected destination, and selected source are displayed.)
Figure 47: Category Mode Operation: Favorite Sources (1) and Categories (2)
3. Press the appropriate category button (1) to select the category name.
The numeric keypad (2) is highlighted. (If your panel includes an OLED, the selected category is
displayed in the Pst field.)
Figure 48: Category Mode Operation: Selecting a Category (1)
4. Press the appropriate numeric keypad button to select the first index character.
The Take button flashes. (If your panel includes an OLED, the selected category and index displayed
in the Pst field.)
Figure 49: Category Mode Operation: Selecting an Index
5. Press Take to accept the selection.
Category Operation Mode Panel
Supported panels for Group Operation Mode: Magellan Router Control Panel pushbutton with OLED
and LCD with OLED panels
Select Category Mode operation mode to assign source/destination categories and select a specific
index. To build a panel for Category operation mode, follow these steps:
1. Access the Configurations page. Select the Panel Buttons tab.
2. Select Category Mode from the Panel Operation Mode drop-down list box.
 To use this template as the base configuration, duplicate the default configuration (see
Duplicating an Existing Panel Configuration (on page 67)).
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
Alternatively, create a new configuration as described in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on
page 61), and select Category Mode as the panel operation mode.
3. See Detailed settings for Operation Mode Panels (on page 129) for how to modify panel buttons.
Group Mode
Use Case: A user has a large database and wants to access sources/destinations in a group mode
operation. In this mode, some buttons are assigned source/destination categories, when the user
selects a category, the buttons remap to show the individual sources/destinations associated with that
group. In addition, this mode allows the user to create hierarchical views of his routing system by
creating "groups," which can then be assigned specific sources/destinations/and salvos, and can be
stored in multiple different groups.
 Panels with an OLED display window and/or LCD buttons are configured out of the factory in this
mode. The user can also create custom templates.
 The panels’ web configuration tool allows the user to select which categories to use; where to map
them on the buttons; and restrict specific sources, destinations, and salvos within categories for
selection. In addition, the tool will also allow the user to build custom hierarchies (or "groups"), which
allow the user to assign specific sources, destinations, and salvos to multiple groups.
 For panels with LCD buttons, in systems with large amounts of categories and indexes, the user can
page up/down to access additional categories that can be displayed on the first page.
 For panels with LCD buttons, status is displayed on the Destination status buttons.
 For panels with an OLED display window and LCD buttons, status is displayed on the Destination
status buttons and the OLED display window.
Note: In Group Mode, sources/destinations are listed on pressing the Src and Dst buttons.
To see only source button groups, press Shift+SRC on the panel (on the control bank on the left). To see
only destination button groups, press DST (on the control bank on the left).
Working with Grouping
Grouping is a form of category indexing that allows multiple sources and/or destinations to be grouped
together to act as categories and indexes. When grouping is enabled, a series of tabs open to allow you
to select grouping sources, destinations, and options; and provide a preview of how the final grouping
LCD display appears as a result of your choices.
Note: To enable grouping operations, the logical database must be configured to allow grouping and the
panel must be configured for grouping mode.
To setup group mode
1. Make sure that the appropriate logical database is configured to allow grouping (see Volume 6:
Routing Components of the CCS Navigator User Guide).
2. Make sure that the panel is configured for group mode (see Group Operation Mode Panel (on page
115)).
Group Operation: Favorite Destinations (1) and Groups (2) shows an example of a Magellan Router
Control Panel in group mode. The favorite destination panel buttons (1) are shown and the source
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group buttons (2) are highlighted. The mode, selected destination, and selected source are
displayed on the OLED.
Figure 50: Group Operation: Favorite Destinations (1) and Groups (2)
3. You may operate in source group mode or destination group mode.
To operate in source group mode
1. Press SRC to put the panel into Source mode.
2. Press the appropriate group button.
The associated sources are and source subgroups are highlighted. If necessary, continue to press the
group button until the desired source is displayed.
3. Select the desired source.
4. If a take is required for switches (see Changing Logical Control Options (on page 168))
 The Take button flashes.
 Press Take to accept the selection.
5. If a take is not required, the crosspoint executes.
To operate in destination group mode
1. Press DEST to put the panel into Destination mode.
2. Press the appropriate group button.
The associated destinations and destination subgroups are highlighted. If necessary, continue to
press the group button until the desired destination is displayed.
3. If a take is required for switches (see Changing Logical Control Options (on page 168))
 The Take button flashes.
 Press Take to accept the selection.
4. If a take is not required, the crosspoint executes.
Group Operation Mode Panel
Supported panels for Group Operation Mode: Magellan Router Control Panel LCD and LCD with OLED
panels
Select Group Mode operation mode to assign source/destination groups as defined in Navigator
Database Editor. Before building a panel in group operation mode, ensure:
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Navigator 4.6.1 or later is installed.
Groups are created in Navigator’s DBEditor.
The DBEditor logical database is published to PT-RES.
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To build a panel for Group operation mode, follow these steps:
1. Access the Configurations page. Select the Panel Buttons tab.
2. Select Group Mode from the Panel Operation Mode drop-down list box.
 To use this template as the base configuration, duplicate the default configuration (see
Duplicating an Existing Panel Configuration (on page 67)).
 Alternatively, create a new configuration as described in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on
page 61), and select Group Mode as the panel operation mode.
3. See Detailed settings for Operation Mode Panels (on page 129) for how to modify panel buttons.
Multibus Mode
Use Case: A user has a large database and wants to access sources in a traditional Category/Index
operation, but only wants to control a limited number of destinations. In this mode, some buttons are
assigned source categories, and a numeric keypad is used to select a specific index. Some buttons are
assigned to select specific destinations.
 Panels with an OLED display window and/or LCD buttons have a template that can be activated to use
this mode. Users can also create custom templates to use.
 The panels’ web configuration tool allows the user to select which categories to use, where to map
them on the buttons, and restrict specific sources within categories for selection. The configuration
tool will also allow the user to configure buttons to control specific destinations.
 For panels with LCD buttons, in systems with large numbers of categories and indexes, users can page
up/down to access additional categories that can be displayed on the first page.
 For panels with an OLED display window and traditional pushbuttons, the current status of a selected
destination is displayed in the window.
 For panels with LCD buttons, status is displayed on the Destination buttons.
 For panels with an OLED display window and LCD buttons, status is displayed on the Destination
buttons and the OLED display window.
Group Mode with Multibus
Use Case: A user has a large database and wants to access sources in a group mode operation, but only
wants to control a limited number of destinations. In this mode, some buttons are assigned source
categories. When the user selects a source category, the buttons remap to show the individual sources
associated with that group. Some buttons are assigned to select specific destinations. In addition, this
mode allows the user to create hierarchical views of his routing system by creating "groups," which can
be assigned specific sources and salvos, and can be stored in multiple different groups.
 Panels with an OLED display window and/or LCD buttons are configured out of the factory in this
mode. Users can also create custom templates.
 The panels’ web configuration tool allows the user to select which categories to use, where to map
them on the buttons, and restrict specific sources within categories for selection. The configuration
tool will also allow the user to configure buttons to control specific destinations. In addition, the tool
will also allow the user to build custom hierarchies (or "groups"), which allow the user to assign
specific sources, destinations, and salvos to multiple groups.
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 For panels with LCD buttons, in systems with large amounts of categories and indexes, the user can
page up/down to access additional categories that can be displayed on the first page.
 For panels with LCD buttons, status is displayed on the Destination buttons.
 For panels with an OLED display window and LCD buttons, status is displayed both on the Destination
buttons and the OLED display window.
Selenio Preset Mode Panel
Pushbutton only panels are not supported for Selenio Preset Mode.
To build a panel for Selenio Preset Mode, follow these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Access the Configurations page.
Select the Panel Buttons tab.
Select Selenio Preset Mode from the Panel Operation Mode drop-down list box.
On the panel visual representation, click on the part of the panel you want to modify. The selected
part of the panel is displayed under the expanded button view.
5. To edit the button type, follow the steps described in Editing Button Types (on page 177) (To edit a
Selenio Preset button).
While button colors are preprogrammed out of the factory, users have the ability to modify them
based on an individual button or for button types. To change the color of an individual or particular
set of buttons, follow the steps as described in Editing Button Colors (on page 176).
Also see Selenio MCP1/MCP3 Frame/Module Presets in a Router Configuration (on page 101).
Panel Configuration with non-Ethernet Routers (XY Coax
Connection)
Magellan Router Control Panels support Navigator V4.6.1 or higher. Router Mapper or Navigator V4.6.0
and lower do not recognize Magellan Router Control Panels.
Magellan Router Control Panels can obtain the logical database (names.txt) from the router sever when
connected to the router server via Ethernet.
For router control via XY coax connection, follow these instructions to create the routing database and
manually configure it through the Magellan Router Control Panel Web UI.
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Exporting the Database from RouterMapper
1. Open or create a routing database, update the logical names, then save the database.
2. From the Preferences menu, ensure Zero based Export is selected.
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3. From the File menu, export the logical database to the local PC and save it as Names.txt.
4. Select the routing levels accordingly.
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Exporting the Database from Navigator
1. Open the logical database under Control Views.
2. Edit and save the logical data, then export the data to text file.
Configuring the Magellan Router Control Panel
1. Configure Magellan Router Control Panel from the existing text file
2. Set up the Magellan Router Control Panel IP, Gateway, and Device ID from the front panel, or use
the Web UI configuration tool. The default IP address is 192.168.100.250.
3. Open Internet Explorer or other supported web browser, and enter the Magellan Router Control
Panel IP address in the address line. First time access will prompt for download of SilverLight
software. Follow the link and proceed to download and install.
4. At the Windows login prompt, enter user as admin, password as harris.
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5. IP address, panel ID, and other network settings can be modified on the Summary tab.
6. Go to the Configuration tab and click New to create a new configuration.
7. Provide a name for the configuration, select Start from an Existing Logical Configuration File, and
open the Names.txt file exported from Router Mapper/Navigator DBEditor. Click Next.
8. Remove the Primary Server IP address by setting it to 0.0.0.0 since the panel does not use Ethernet
connection with routers. Click Finish when done.
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9. Select the new configuration in the Navigation pane, then go to the Options tab, and in
Communication options, set Connection to Router to Coax.
Save the configuration, disconnect the Ethernet cable, and connect the XY cable between the panel and
the router.
Router Configuration - Panel Functions
Panel Modes
Parameter Mode
1. In Source mode, select a category.
All category buttons are cleared and replaced with sources for the CAM category selection. Note
that the OLED display is updated to show the selected category in the last row.
2. Select a source. The selected source button is highlighted and the Take button begins to flash red.
3. Press Parm to set the panel in Parameter mode. All of the buttons are cleared.
 The top row of buttons displays the channel/level status of the current destination.
 The bottom row of buttons display the available channels/level inputs of the selected source.
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 If a Source is not selected, the Destination’s current source is used.
4. Select a channel/level input and/or output. For multiple selections, use the Shift button.
5. Press Take to confirm the selection(s).
The panel’s OLED display shows the available parameters for the selected input/output. To view
more available parameters, turn the scroll knob clockwise.
6. Press the scroll knob to edit the selected parameter. Note that there will be a grayscale background
color for the line that has the selected parameter.
7. The OLED display is updated to show the selected parameter and its current value. Use the numeric
keypads or the scroll knob to enter a new value.
8. Press Take to confirm the new value.
The panel sends out a parameter set request with the new value, and then the OLED display returns
back to the main parameter menu.
9. To exit out of Parameter mode, press Shift + Home.
Press and hold down the Home button to return to the home menu where you can switch between the
different configuration types (RTR, PROC. MV).
History Mode
1. Press Shift, and then press Menu.
The Shift button is extinguished.
2. Press History.
A list of previously executed crosspoints are displayed.
 If the crosspoint was a breakaway, the top row of each button is the Destination, the middle row
is the channel/level and the bottom row is the channel/level input.
 If the crosspoint was not a breakaway, the top row legend is the destination and the second row
is the source.
3. Press the desired crosspoint to be recalled.
The selected History button is highlighted and the Take button begins to flash.
4. Press Take to recall the selected switch.
The Take button is extinguished. If the destination affected is the current destination, the OLED
display is updated accordingly and the panel returns to the "home" state.
Breakaway Mode
In Breakaway mode, audio and video signals do not automatically follow one another; audio and video
are switched in separate operations.
To operate in breakaway mode
1. At the "home" control panel display, select the desired destination.
2. Press BRK.
The control panel buttons display the levels associated with the destination.
Tip: Use the PG UP and PG DN buttons to display other level selections.
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1. Select one or more levels. (You can select more than one level if desired)
The selected Level button is highlighted and the Take button flashes.
2. When all desired levels are selected, press Take.
The "home" control panel display is displayed again.
3. Select the breakaway source.
The control panel buttons display the destination, its status (by levels) and the selected source (by
levels). In addition, the Store button is highlighted.
If you want to make multiple selections for breakaway, press Store after each selection. This action
saves the selections until you are ready to perform a Take.
4. When you are finished making selections for breakaway, Press Take to execute the breakaway(s).
To exit Breakaway mode press Shift, and then press Home.
Source Mode
To select Source mode, do one of the following:
 Press SRC (Sources) on the front of the control panel
 Press Shift, and then press Menu on the front of the control panel.
The panel clears the current selections and displays the Mode selection buttons.
Press SRC.
The panel returns to its "home" state (in Source mode), and the Source button and OLED display
show the source with current status.
Assigning a Source to a Button
1. Switch to Source mode.
The SRC button is highlighted and the OLED display updates its mode to Source selection. The
category buttons are cleared out and replaced with Source categories. (The last two LCD buttons are
reserved for the Store and Erase operations.)
2. Select a category button.
Use the Shift button and scroll knob to view more available SVR sources.
3. Select a source.
The selected Source button is highlighted and the Take button flashes red.
4. Press Store.
The Store button is highlighted and Take button is extinguished.
5. Press the desired Source button where you want new source assigned.
The Store button is extinguished, the category and source buttons return to their "home" state (in
Source mode), and the Source button and OLED display show the new source with current status.
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Selecting Sources
1. Switch to Source mode, and then select a category.
a. All category buttons are cleared and replaced with sources for the CAM category selection.
a. The OLED display updated to show the selected category in the last row
2. Select a source.
a. The selected source button is highlighted
b. The Take button flashes red.
Note: If you selected a wrong source, press Clear to go back to the category selection. The Take
button is extinguished, any selections are cleared, and the panel’s buttons revert back to category
selections.
3. Press Take to execute the switch.
 The Take button is extinguished.
 The panel is cleared and returns to the "home" state.
 The source status is updated for the selected Destination button and OLED display.
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Switching Favorite Sources
Note: Favorite sources are source buttons that exist on category and group mode panels. Their
assignment can be changed from the front panel.
1. Select a Destination.
2. Select the favorite source desired.
The selected FAV source is highlighted and the Take button begins to flash red.
3. Press Take.
The Take and Favorite buttons are extinguished, the Destination button status is updated, and the
OLED display shows the new status.
Destination Mode
To select Destination mode, do one of the following:
 Press DEST (Destinations) on the front of the control panel.
 Press Shift, and then press Menu on the front of the control panel.
The panel clears the current selections and displays the Mode selection buttons.
 Press DEST.
Assigning a Destination to a Button
1. Switch to Destination mode.
The DEST button is highlighted and the OLED display updates its mode to Destination selection. The
category buttons are cleared out and replaced with Destination categories. (The last two LCD
buttons are reserved for the Store and Erase operations.)
2. Select a category button.
Use the Shift button and scroll knob to view more available SVR destinations.
3. Select a destination.
The selected Destination button is highlighted and the Take button flashes red.
4. Press Store.
The Store button is highlighted and the Take button is extinguished.
5. Press the desired destination button where you want new destination assigned.
The Store button is extinguished, the category and destination buttons return to their "home" state
(in Source mode), and the Destination button and OLED display show the new destination with
current status.
Selecting Destinations
1. Switch to Source mode, and then select a category.
a. All category buttons are cleared and replaced with sources for the CAM category selection.
a. The OLED display updated to show the selected category in the last row
2. Select a destination.
a. The selected destination button is highlighted
b. The Take button flashes red.
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Note: If you selected a wrong source, press Clear to go back to the category selection. The Take
button is extinguished, any selections are cleared, and the panel’s buttons revert back to category
selections.
3. Press Take to execute the switch.
a. The Take button is extinguished.
b. The panel is cleared and returns to the "home" state.
c. The source status is updated for the selected Destination button and OLED display.
Changing Destinations
1. Switch to Destination mode.
The DEST button is highlighted and the OLED display updates its mode to Destination selection. The
category buttons are cleared out and replaced with Destination categories. (The last two LCD
buttons are reserved for the STORE and ERASE operation.)
2. Select a category button.
Use the Shift button and scroll knob to view more available SVR destinations.
3. Select a destination.
The selected Destination button is highlighted and the Take button flashes red.
4. Press Take to confirm the selection.
The panel’s LCD buttons are cleared and returned to the "home" state and the OLED display is
updated with the new destination selection and status.
Selection from Favorite Destination
Note: Favorite destinations are destination buttons that exist on category and group mode panels. Their
assignment can be changed from the front panel.
1. Switch to Source mode, and then select a destination.
a. The Destination button is highlighted.
a. The OLED display is updated to show the current selected Destination and its source status.
2. Press Shift to make multiple Destination selections.
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a. The Shift button is highlighted.
3. Select another Destination button.
a. Both the new Destination button and previously selected Destination button are highlighted.
b. The OLED display changes to show there is a multiple destination selection.
4. Press Shift again to turn off the multiple destination selection.
The Shift button is extinguished.
5. Select a different Destination button.
a. The newly selected Destination is highlighted.
b. The previously selected Destinations are extinguished
c. The OLED display is updated to show the current selected Destination and its source status.
Locking a Destination
Tip:You cannot lock a destination that does not have an associated source.
1. Switch to Source Mode, and then select a destination.
The Destination button is highlighted.
2. Press Shift.
The Shift button is illuminated.
3. Press Lock.
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The Lock button is illuminated. If the panel has an OLED display, a lock icon appears next to the
Destination display name.
Unlocking a Destination
Press the locked Destination button.
1. Press Lock.
The Lock button is extinguished. If the panel has an OLED display, the lock icon no longer appears
next to the Destination display name.
Detailed Settings for Operation Mode Panels
Once you've selected a panel operation mode, you can fine tune settings as follows:
1. On the panel visual representation, click on the part of the panel you want to modify. The selected
part of the panel is displayed under the expanded button view
2. By default, the buttons in the panel representation are displayed using the Button Type, which
shows the type of button assigned. For example, Dst, Src, etc.
3. You can also choose to view the selection by Actual Name which shows current assignments of the
buttons based on the logical database.
Note: You can change from the default Button Type to Actual Name, or leave the default as is,
regardless, the View mode is saved in the configuration, and that View will be used if you import
that configuration.
New Configurations take the default view (Button Type or Actual Name) from the View setting in the
Configuration they are created based on. For new configurations not based on an existing
configurations (blank configuration), the View mode will be the same as the Active configuration.
To select a specific button for editing, click on the desired button. It highlights with a yellow border.
To select multiple buttons, hold the left mouse button down and drag over the buttons you want to
select. Alternatively, you can use standard Windows selection procedures to select multiple buttons.
4. Click the Edit Button Type ribbon under Properties to reveal available assignable button types.
To edit the button type, follow the steps as described in Editing Button Types (on page 177).
5. While button colors are preprogrammed out of the factory, users have the ability to modify them
based on an individual button or for button types. To change the color of an individual or particular
set of buttons, follow the steps as described in Editing Button Colors (on page 176).
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Note: For information on how to modify the colors of the configuration based on button types, see
Adjusting Default Button Colors (on page 160). You can also adjust the brightness of the panel (see
When all changes have been made, save the configuration.Changing Panel Brightness), as well as the
font sizes and types for certain panels (see Changing Button Text Appearance (on page 163)).
6. Select the Options tab.
7. Under Control Options, you can choose whether this panel configuration will receive and display
automatic updates to the logical router table (see Changing Logical Control Options (on page 168)).
 If you are using the Set Dynamic option for buttons, use the Dynamic Logical Ordering dropdown list box selections to set this ordering based alphabetically, or based on the logical order
that the database was created in (default).
 For panels that support viewing the logical database by different fields, use the Name to Use
drop-down list box selections to select the primary view you want for this configuration
8. Under Communications Options, you can set the primary and secondary server IPs, as well as the
protocol used to communicate with the router (see Changing Communication Options (on page
166)).
Note: IMPORTANT: Logical (default) is the recommended method. This is currently supported only
in systems with Platinum routers as the server. You must be running PT-RES code version 4.0 or
later. For other systems, please select XY as the communications protocol.
9. Once all changes are made, click Save.The configuration is saved to the panel.
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To activate a configuration on the panel, see Activating a Configuration (on page 159).
To copy a configuration to another panel, see Copying a Panel Configuration to Other Control
Panels (on page 173). You can send all configurations or specific configurations to a single panel,
a selected group of panels, or to a range of panels based on their IP addresses.
Enabling and Disabling Panels
The panel Enable button is used to enable and disable the panel. If the Enable button is lit the panel is
enabled. If the Enable button is not lit the panel is disabled.
When enabled, the panel operates normally. The destination select, source select, and destination lock
buttons all function as described.
When disabled, a panel does not allow changing crosspoints, or destination locking/unlocking.
 Pressing the Lock button has no effect.
 Pressing a source selection button does not cause a crosspoint switch, but provides a source poll
A panel Enable button is set up as a Function button. See page 61 for more information.
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Page Up/Down In Status Display
1. Turn the scroll knob clockwise to view the status of more levels of destination VTR 1.
The OLED display updates the status for the selected destination for LEVELS 1 and LEVEL 2.
2. Turn the scroll knob clockwise again to view other levels.
The OLED display shows the selected destination’s status for LEVEL 3 and LEVEL 4.
3. Turn the scroll knob counter-clockwise.
The OLED display reverts back to the default view with large text for status.
Router Configuration - Button Functions
Support for Copy/Cut/Paste/Drag and Drop Button
Assignations
Magellan Router Control Panel version 3.5 onwards supports copying and pasting of assignments across
router buttons, as well as dragging and dropping.
This can be done within a configuration (same page, or different pages) as well as between different
configurations of the same panel type. You can simply drag and drop to move assignations, or select one
or more buttons and copy/cut using the function buttons or right click menus.
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Note: This functionality is limited to copy/paste functions within the same Web UI instance. In case of
ganged panels, copying/cutting and pasting router buttons can only be done between configurations of
the same panel type.
Follow these steps to copy and paste:
1. Select the button with the router assignment or Shift/Control select multiple buttons
2. Click the Copy button if you want to copy, or the Cut button to cut (you can also right click and
select Copy/Cut from the Popup menu)
3. Navigate to the target button(s)
4. Click on the Paste button or right click and select Paste from the Popup menu.
Notes
 Insufficient buttons for Paste Operation: If there aren't enough buttons to complete the copy/paste
operation (particularly in case of multiple copy/paste), a message will be displayed. If one or more
target buttons are not empty, a message will prompt for confirmation to overwrite the target button's
existing assignment or to abort the current cut/copy/paste operation.
 Undo/Redo Operations: Since cutting/copying/pasting buttons between configurations may affect
multiple configurations, undo/redo operations are not supported when copying/pasting button
assignments among configurations.
 Copying/Pasting across Operation Modes: You cannot cut/copy/paste buttons not applicable to the
current Panel Operation Mode, for instance, copying and pasting Group/Category buttons to the
target configuration in "Button Per Source" mode.
 Dynamic Buttons: In case of pasting dynamic buttons (Source/Destination/Salvo/Group/Category),
the button labels help distinguish dynamic buttons from static ones.
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Pin/Unpin Functionality
Pin/unpin functionality allows you to pin static buttons to a configuration page, that apply to all existing
pages and newly created pages in that configuration. To pin a button:
1. Right click a button in the panel representation and select Pin from the dropdown menu.
Once you do this, the same button will be pinned in the same location on all current pages as well as
on new pages you create in this configuration.
2. To unpin, right click and select Unpin.
Notes:
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Multiple pages: When pinning a button, if there are multiple pages, a message alerts that the
operation will replace the assignment of the current button (in the same position) on all other
pages in the current configuration.
Changes to pinned buttons: Once a button has been pinned, any changes to that button will
apply to (the pinned button in) all pages in that configuration.
Unpinning buttons: Unpinning a button retains the pinned button assignment in other pages in
the configuration
Empty buttons: Empty buttons cannot be pinned.
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Dynamic buttons: Dynamic buttons cannot be pinned.
Multi-select ping/unpin: You can select multiple buttons when pinning/unpinning, but if any of
the buttons contains a dynamic button, a message will be displayed to confirm that the dynamic
button will not be pinned/unpinned
Scrolling Dynamic Sources/Destinations
This feature allows you to traverse all the sources/destinations via dynamic buttons. On any page, press
the DST or SRC function button and use the PG UP (page up) and PG DN (page down) buttons to scroll
through all the sources and destinations in the database, both static and dynamic.
For example, consider you have a 2 page configuration with static buttons as well as dynamic buttons
for sources and destinations on each page.
On the first page, press the DST function button on the panel - which then turns orange to indicate the
panel is in DST mode. Press PG DN - the static buttons will not change but other destinations will be
traversed in the location of the dynamic destination buttons.
The same is the case with dynamic sources where you press the SRC function button on the panel which
then turns green to indicate the panel is in SRC mode. And then PG DN to traverse sources in the
locations of the dynamic source buttons (with the static source and destination buttons unchanged).
Note: This functionality is only supported with Button Per Source mode, on panels with LCD, and in non
ganged configurations.
Previous/Next Buttons
This functionality is only supported in Category Mode.
In a Router configuration, Previous and Next are new Function buttons that simplify selecting
sources/destinations in Category mode.
You can assign Previous and Next to function buttons, and with a fixed Category or Category+indices,
pressing Previous/Next will take you to the previous or next index source/destination in that Category.
The following are some examples of how to use this functionality.
Using Previous/Next to select Sources
1. Create a Router configuration, Category Mode
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2. Assign Previous/Next to function buttons
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Save and Activate the Configuration
Press a Source Category button on the panel
Once you press a Category button, you will see the Previous and Next button lit
Press the Previous or Next Function button to go through sources in that Category
Press the TAKE button to switch the Source
Using Previous/Next to select Destinations
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Create a Router configuration, Category Mode
Assign Previous/Next to function buttons
Save and Activate the Configuration
On the panel, press the DST function button to enter DST Mode.
Press a Destination Category button on the panel
Use Previous/Next to select a Destination in that Category
Press the TAKE button to select a Destination
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Action on pressing TAKE
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If the After Take Go To option is set to Router Home, on pressing TAKE, the panel goes to the Router
home location, Preset will be empty, Previous/Next becomes inactive
If the After Take Go To option is set to Source, on pressing TAKE, the panel stays in Source mode
If the After Take Go To is set to Destination, on pressing TAKE, the panel goes to Destination mode
Router Configuration - Other Functions
Process Templates in a Router Configuration
 Process templates are only supported on LCD and LCD-OLED panels
 The TRAX page is available even if the current configuration doesn't contain a Processing
configuration, however the Assign TRAX button will be disabled if there is no Processing configuration
 The IP/Slot can be changed in the Processing tab after template assignment
To create a process template:
1. In a Processing configuration, right click a button and select Export
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2. Save the file. Note that the file is saved to your local PC and not the panel.
3. Go to the Router tab, and click the TRAX tab
4. Select a source/destination to apply the template to. For example, click a source and then click the
Assign Template with IP button on the right.
5. A window is displayed prompting you to select a template file. Select the previously saved file.
6. Go back to the Processing tab. The new template is applied to first empty button.
Dynamic Crosspoints
Dynamic Crosspoint is a button type that can be used in Router configurations. Dynamic crosspoints can
be configured via the Web UI and edited via the panel. If a crosspoint is changed on the panel, you may
be prompted to save if required (not in all cases).
Dynamic crosspoints are supported on LCD, LCD-OLED, and PB-OLED panel types. PB only panels are
currently not supported. Category, Group, and Button Per Source Panel Operation Modes are
supported. Panel Gang Configurations are not supported.
Dynamic crosspoints can be multi-selected using Shift so they can be executed in parallel. Their
execution, in general, follows the same system as TAKES.
 Defining Dynamic Crosspoints from the Web UI (LCD/PB-OLED Panels) (on page 137)
 Dynamic Crosspoints - LCD Panels
 Dynamic Crosspoints - PB-OLED Panels (on page 141)
Defining Dynamic Crosspoints from the Web UI (LCD/PB-OLED Panels)
The process to define dynamic crosspoints from the Web UI is the same, regardless of the panel type
(LCD or PB-OLED).
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Select a button in the panel section and click Dynamic Crosspoint in the Button Type list to assign it.
Select the source and destination from the Source and Destination lists or choose to leave one or both
as unassigned.
There are two check boxes to the right of the Source/Destination selection.
Empty SRC is checked by default and Empty Both is unchecked by default.
Table 15: Dynamic Crosspoint Source/Destination Assignments
Empty SRC
Empty Both
Result on executing crosspoint
Button Color
Unchecked
Unchecked
Destination and Source maintained
Original button colors are maintained
Checked
Unchecked
Source cleared
Button color changes to secondary
button color (as defined via the Web
UI)
Checked
Checked
Destination and Source cleared
Button color changes to secondary
button color (as defined via the Web
UI)
Dynamic Crosspoints - LCD Panels
On an LCD panel, buttons configured as dynamic crosspoint show a maximum of 2 lines of text,
depending on whether source, destination, both, or neither have been defined.
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Table 16: Dynamic Crosspoint button displays
SRC/DST definition in button
Display on button on the panel
Button has both source and
destination undefined
Shows on the panel as Unassigned
Button has either source or
destination defined
Button has both source and
destination defined
Panel displays the defined element:
either DstX or SrcX
Panel displays DstX with SrcX below it
(Default button color is green)
Button Colors on the Panel
For visual distinction, the default color of a dynamic crosspoint is different than a regular crosspoint.
 An armed dynamic crosspoint button (one that has both source and destination defined) is light blue
and has both its source and destination displayed on it.
 A disarmed dynamic crosspoint button (one that has source and destination undefined or only one of
source or destination defined) is purple in color, and either has Unassigned on it or the name of the
selected source/destination.
Note: When a Dynamic crosspoint button is active in breakaway mode, the button color will be
consistent with an active breakaway mode crosspoint button.
Executing Dynamic Crosspoints from an LCD Panel
1. Ensure the configuration with the dynamic crosspoints defined is active
2. Press the dynamic crosspoint button on the control button
a. If the button has both source and destination already defined, TAKE will blink
b. If the button does not have source and destination defined, you can select one or both, as
required. If a destination has been assigned, source selection will be active. If a source has been
assigned, destination selection will be active.
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Note: When the button is selected, pressing the DST function key empties the destination and
source assignments and enter the Destination Entry mode. Pressing the SRC function key empties
the source assignment and enters into the Source Entry mode.
3. Click Take to execute the dynamic crosspoint.
Click the Clear button on the panel to go back.
Note: On LCD panels, when setting the Source/Destination for a dynamic crosspoint,
Source/Destination selection is dependent on the configuration mode. For example, if the
configuration is Category mode, Src and Dst selection for a dynamic crosspoint will be according to
Category/Index. If the configuration is Group mode, Src and Dst selection for a dynamic crosspoint
will according to Group.
Ensure the configuration with the dynamic crosspoints defined is active
1. Depending on whether you want to directly execute a crosspoint or if you want to select the Src and
Dst:
a. Click the Dynamic Crosspoint button on the panel to execute directly
b. Hold down the button to select Source/Destination
2. If you choose to hold the button, it loads a page with Set Src and Set Dst buttons that can be
selected by clicking on the, as well as Clear Src and Clear All buttons.
1. Click the Set Src button to see and select from a list of all available sources or click the Set Dest
button to see and select from a list of all available destinations.
2. Click Take to execute the dynamic crosspoint.
Click the Clear button on the panel to go back.
Note: On LCD panels, when setting the Source/Destination for a dynamic crosspoint, Source/Destination
selection is dependent on the configuration mode.
For example, if the configuration is Category mode, Src and Dst selection for a dynamic crosspoint will
be according to Category/Index. If the configuration is Group mode, Src and Dst selection for a dynamic
crosspoint will according to Group.
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Dynamic Crosspoints - PB-OLED Panels
On a PB-OLED panel, all of the dynamic crosspoint information will be reflected in the OLED. The label
for dynamic crosspoints on the panel is DXPT.
Executing Dynamic Crosspoints from a PB-OLED Panel
The execution of a dynamic crosspoint from a PB-OLED panel is similar to an LCD panel, except that you
use the knob on the panel to go to the desired configuration. The mode of Set Dst or Set Src will be
displayed on the OLED, you can select further options (source/destination selection) or do a TAKE.
Category mode is supported for selecting a Dst/Src for a dynamic crosspoint on a PB-OLED panel. You
need to manually define button colors and secondary colors for dynamic crosspoint buttons on PB-OLED
panels.
Ensure the configuration with the dynamic crosspoints defined is active
1. Use the knob on the panel to go to the desired configuration. Depending on whether you want to
directly execute a crosspoint or if you want to select the Src and Dst:
a. Click the Dynamic Crosspoint button on the panel to execute directly
a. Hold down the button to select Source/Destination
2. If you choose to hold the button, sources and destinations will be displayed on the OLED and can be
selected.
IMPORTANT: Category Mode is not supported if you opt to select Sources/Destinations on a PB-OLED
panel.
TRAX Functionality
TRAX functionality provides a means to directly launch a Processing (see Processing Configuration
Overview) parameter. TRAX creates direct links or jumps to pre-assigned processing device controls. A
device control window can be automatically opened when a specific source is routed to a specific
destination.
TRAX is configured from the Router tab in a configuration, but needs a Proc configuration - an
available/discovered device such as a 6800+ frame or module - in the Proc tab.
Note: PB-only panels do not support the TRAX feature.
Configuring TRAX
1. In your configuration, go to the Processing tab. Discover a device by doing the following:
 Go to the Favorites tab. Click Database Management.
 In the first column IP Address, click the Add IP button and enter the device IP
 Select the checkbox against the IP and click the Discover button. Click Close when done.
 Ensure Append checked item to Configuration is selected and go to the Panel buttons tab. The
Current Configuration in the left pane displays the navigation for the discovered device
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2. Go to the Router tab and click the TRAX menu - located between the Local Aliases and Options
menu items.
Figure 51: TRAX Menu in a Router Configuration
3. Separate tabs will be displayed for Sources and Destinations. Click Sources or Destinations to
expand the tab. From the Name column, click to select a Source or Destination. For example, Src 1.
4. In the left pane, in the Current Configuration pane, drill down to the element (frame, module, menu
or parameter) to map
5. Select the element and then click the Apply button in Assign Trax section in the
Sources/Destinations tab
6. The selected path will then get mapped and the TRAX Assignment column reflects the mapping
against the selected Source or Destination. For example:
Name: Src 1
TRAX Assignment: Root/Frame/Frame Type
Figure 52: TRAX Assignment
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7. Save the Configuration.
You can filter sources/destinations displayed through the filter text box at the top.
To remove an assignment, select it and then click the Remove Selected button under Remove Trax.
Click the Remove All button to clear all TRAX assignments.
Once TRAX is defined, you can invoke it from the Magellan panel by activating that configuration, going
to the Router tab, and clicking the button for the Source or Destination that TRAX was enabled and
defined for.
Invoking TRAX from the Panel
You can press Shift+Parm or hold down the SRC/DST button to trigger the TRAX.
In the Router configuration, hold down the Source or Destination button (depending on what TRAX was
set up for), then select PARM > TRAX. You can also select and hold down a Source or Destination button,
then select Shift and PARM on the panel to get the TRAX.
Note: Ensure the processing configuration is complete before adding TRAX. If any changes are made to
the processing configuration after configuring TRAX, remove the TRAX and redefine.
Device Name
When you access a parameter in processing/TRAX, panels with OLED show the Custom Name of the
device on the OLED screen.
The Custom Name of a device can be set through Magellan CCS Navigator. After discovering the device,
right click it and select Configure. You can set the Custom Name in the Device tab of the Configuration
dialog.
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Note: The Custom Name only shows for parameters in processing/TRAX, and not for
Frame/Device/Menu in Processing/TRAX.
TRAX Options
TRAX Options are displayed in the Options tab for a Router configuration.You can choose for TRAX to
function manually, or in an Auto mode. Different configurations can have different TRAX defaults set up.
First, set up the mode. TRAX functions in:
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Manual Mode
Auto Mode (Sources)
Auto Mode (Destinations)
Manual Mode
If you select Manual, TRAX will rely on manual definitions and functions in a standard manner. See TRAX
Functionality (on page 141).
Auto TRAX SRC
Selecting the Auto TRAX SRC option enables you to track specified destinations (When Source (SRC)
TRAX is not assigned, the panel jumps back to the Processing root page.) and allows you to define
matching criteria (Auto TRAX DST (on page 146)).
 When Source (SRC) TRAX is assigned, it auto jumps to the SRC TRAX top page.
 When Source (SRC) TRAX is not assigned, the panel jumps back to the Processing root page.
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DESTINATIONS IN AUTO TRAX SRC
Click the Select Destination
button for a list of destinations.
Select a specific destination to
track or scroll to the bottom of
the list and select Any
Destination
MATCHING LEVELS IN AUTO TRAX SRC
Click the Matching Levels button
to set the matching criteria for
crosspoint status.
You can choose one of the
following:
 Source change must match all
destination levels configured Auto TRAX will be triggered
only if all levels of the selected
destination have been changed
to one Source
 Source change must match the
levels specified - Auto TRAX
will be triggered only if all
specified levels of the selected
destination have been changed
to one Source. If you choose
this option, select the desired
levels.
 Source change must match on
the lowest destination level
configured
 Source change must match on
the highest destination level
configured
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Auto TRAX DST
Selecting the Auto TRAX DST option enables you to track specified sources and allow you to define
matching criteria.
SOURCES IN AUTO TRAX DST
Click the Select Source button for
a list of sources.
Select a specific destination to
track or scroll to the bottom of
the list and select Any Source
MATCHING LEVELS IN AUTO TRAX DST
Click the Matching Levels button
to set the matching criteria for
crosspoint status.
You can choose one of the
following:
 Source change must match all
destination levels configured
 Source change must match the
levels specified
If you choose this option,
select the desired levels
 Source change must match on
the lowest destination level
configured
 Source change must match on
the highest destination level
configured
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Routers in Tieline Mode - Handling ThreadFull messages
When two or more routers are configured with Tielines, the router sends out a Threadfull message for
TAKEs with source and destination in different routers.
A new ThreadFull function button can be added to your Magellan Router Control Panel configuration via
the Web UI. When the Magellan Router Control Panel receives a ThreadFull message, the ThreadFull
function key blinks 10 seconds. Note that only the current panel blinks. Other panels connected to the
router also receive Threadfull messages that are ignored.
During the 10 seconds, press any key to clear Threadfull function key blinking. Threadfull message will
be displayed on the OLED for panels with OLED.
The Panel will timeout after 5 seconds when taking a switch, in which case the panel will not receive a
"ThreadFull" message.
Configuring Clean and Quiet Switching for a Platinum™ VX
Router
Configuring Clean and Quiet (CQS) for the Platinum VX router in the Magellan Router Control Panel UI
involves specifying unique Clean/Quiet (CQ) pairs (with unique Programs and Destinations), mapping
those to static Destination buttons, and then performing the switching.
Create a New Router Configuration
1. Go to the CQ DST sub tab
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2. Add a Clean/Quiet pair by clicking the Add Pair button and adding Destinations in the PGM
(Program) and PVW (Preview) dropdown lists.
3. Repeat to add as many CQ pairs as required.
Notes while creating CQ Pairs
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Ensure that CQ pairs are unique and Program/Preview (PGM/PVM) lists are unique too.
You can remove a pair at any time by clicking the index of the pair and then clicking the Remove Pair
button.
Any conflicts will be indicated by the relevant item turning red.
For example, if you use DS 2 in two different pairs, it is no longer unique and will turn red.
You will only be able to save when you configuration is free from conflicts.
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Add Program Destinations to Static buttons
Next, you need to map the Program Destinations to static buttons. To do this:
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Go to the Panel Buttons tab
Click an empty button
Set the Button Type to Destination and select the appropriate (Program) Destination
Note that the button icon will change to indicate that it is a Program Destination.
Add Preview Destinations to Static Buttons
You can also assign Preview Destinations to static buttons. This is completely optional and not required.
Save Configuration
Click Save to save the configuration and then click Activate.
Routing
To Route Sources to Preview Destinations
The process to route a Source to a Preview Destination is similar to routing to a normal destination.
1. On the panel, press the Preview Destination
2. Then press a Source.
3. The Take button will flash and on pressing TAKE (depending on the pane's Require TAKE for Switches
setting in the Options page), the route will occur.
To Route Sources to Program Destinations
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On the panel, press the Program Destination
Then press a Source.
The panel routes the Source to the Preview Destination associated with the Program Destination
The Take button will flash (regardless of the pane's Require TAKE for Switches setting in the Options
page)
5. On pressing TAKE, the source (the current status of the Preview Destination) is routed to the
Program destination
Special Cases
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After switching the Program (PGM) Destination, if you push another Source button instead of
pressing TAKE, CQS activates and the panel sends a routing command to route the newly selected
source to the PVM (Preview Destination) associated with selected PGM (Program Destination)
If a Program Destination is selected with Required Take for Switch set to No, after a source is
selected, the preset on the OLED or Status button will be the selected source (rather than empty).
If a Chop button is selected, selecting a source will invoke the Chop procedure rather than switching
the Program Destination.
Clean and Quiet switching is not supported in multibus mode. If you multi select Program
destinations and select a source, the destinations will switch to the source as usual.
If you select the source in Category mode, you need to press TAKE twice to finish the CQS procedure, by
following these steps:
1. Push the Program Destination button
2. Select the Source in Category mode, TAKE will flash
3. After pressing TAKE, the panel sends a routing command to route the selected source to the PVM
(Preview Destination) associated with selected PGM (Program Destination)
4. The TAKE key continues flashing
5. After pressing TAKE again, the panel sends a routing command to route the source.
Report Levels
A new Report Level feature allows you to define specific levels to status on, which is useful when
switching across multi-level sources/destinations that don't necessarily have matching levels. This allows
you to status on different levels for different destinations.
This feature also ensures when switching across multi-level sources/destinations, correct and updated
status is displayed on panel buttons, considering the panel displays status of the lowest level by default.
Consider the following example (this example refers to functionality in Magellan Router Control
Panel versions prior to 3.6):
 You have 2 sources
 Source 1 has an index associated on level 2
 Source 2 has index associated on levels 1 and 2
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Destination 1 has index associated on levels 1 and 2
You switch Source 2 (2 levels) to Destination 1 (2 levels)
 The panel correctly displays Dst 1 and Src 2 on the button
Next you switch Source 1 (1 level) to Destination 1 (2 levels)
 The panel still displays Dst 1 and Src 2.
This is because the default behavior of the panel is to display status of the lowest level.
The Report Level feature addresses this problem by allowing to define specific levels to status on.
Defining Report Levels
To configure/define levels to report, the Router Configuration > Access Lists tab displays a new column
BRK Report Level. Depending on the Levels in your configuration, levels are available in the BRK Report
Level drop down list. The levels in the drop down list are based on the Destination levels defined.
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You can individually click to define the level to report against each of the destinations
You can also click the All to Same Level button to set all destinations to the same level
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You will be prompted to select the Report Level and all destinations will then be set to that
report level
Use the Assign, Unassign, Assign All, Unassign All buttons to select/deselect/select all/deselect all
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Once configured, when the panel displays status on the LCD or OLED, the report level information is
retrieved and displayed on the panel.
If user defined LEVEL buttons are created and activated, the lowest level of the active LEVEL button is
used (instead of the Report Level) and statused.
Note that BRK Report Level is only supported in breakaway mode.
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Multiviewer Configuration
Note: From Magellan 2.5 onwards, Multiviewer devices can also be discovered and mapped in a
Processing configuration.The standalone Multiviewer tab has been maintained for backward
compatibility.
The Multiviewer tab enables you to discover Multiviewer devices and map elements.
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Creating a Multiviewer Configuration (on page 153)
Multiviewer Discovery (on page 154)
Mapping buttons to Multiviewer Elements (on page 154)
Invoking the Multiviewer (on page 156)
Also see:
Multiviewer Configuration for Pushbutton (PB) Only Panels (on page 157)
Creating a Multiviewer Configuration
1. Follow the initial steps in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61).
2. Then go to the Multiviewer tab. You have 2 options here:
 Create New Multiviewer Configuration
 Import Multiviewer Configuration
Create New Multiviewer Configuration
Click the Add Multiviewer Configuration to this Panel Configuration button in the Processing tab.
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Import Multiviewer Configuration
Click the Import Multiviewer Configuration to this Panel Configuration button in the Processing tab to
import a configuration from the panel itself, or from a file.
When you click the Import Multiviewer button, only those configurations that contain a Processing
configuration will be displayed for import, and other types (for example, a Processing only configuration)
will be filtered out.
When importing into a Multiviewer tab that has no current configuration, the new configuration is
imported in, and a status message displayed on successful import. Also see Importing a Configuration
into an Existing Configuration (on page 68).
Multiviewer Discovery
In an Multiviewer configuration type, the Panel Buttons tab displays an interface to help discover
Multiviewer devices and map elements.
1. In your configuration, go to the Multiviewer tab and then click Panel Buttons.
2. Select the type of Multiviewer device to discover under Multiviewer Device Mode.
 Platinum SX Hybrid/ IP (See Mapping Platinum SX Hybrid/IP (on page 155))
 Platinum SX Pro 16 (See Mapping Platinum SX Pro (on page 154))
 Platinum SX Pro 32/64 (See Mapping Platinum SX Pro (on page 154))
 Selenio 6800+ Multiviewer/Platinum Predator II)
(See Mapping Selenio 6800+/Platinum Predator II (on page 156))
3. Enter the IP address of the Multiviewer Device. Click the Find button
On selecting the Multiviewer Type and providing a valid IP address, a multiviewer template is loaded,
consisting of buttons for display devices or PIPs. If you do not provide an IP address, the template is not
loaded. If you provide an incorrect or offline IP address or if there is a mismatch between the device
type selected and the actual IP address provided, a warning message is displayed.
Mapping buttons to Multiviewer Elements
Mapping Platinum SX Pro
Once you discover a Platinum SX Pro device, the Button View displays six buttons for six display devices:
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Display 1
Display 2
Display 3
Display 4
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 Display 6
Figure 53: Platinum SX Pro configuration
Click any of the displays on the panel to see the following options
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Recall Layout: Select to change the active layout for this display
FullScreen Recall: Select a PIP to put into full screen mode for this display
Stereo Pair: Select the audio pair to output on the audio output monitor
PIP Source: Select the Platinum source and level to route to the selected PIP
Timer Control: Select to control the selected Timer
Mapping Platinum SX Hybrid/IP
Once you discover a Platinum SX Hybrid or IP device, the Button View displays four buttons for four
display devices:
 Display 1
 Display 2
 Display 3
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Figure 54: Platinum SX Hybrid configuration
Mapping Selenio 6800+/Platinum Predator II
Once you discover a Selenio 6800+ device, the Button View displays buttons mapped to PIPs on the
device.
Invoking the Multiviewer
You can now invoke the Multiviewer by doing the following:
1. Press the defined Multiviewer button on the panel.
2. You will see buttons mapped to the available options. For instance:
 If you configured a Platinum SX Pro device, you will see 6 buttons for Display 1 to 6.
 If you configured a Platinum SX IP device, you will see 4 buttons for System 1-4.
3. Press the desired button to drill down to lower level options.
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Multiviewer Configuration for
Pushbutton (PB) Only Panels
Creating a Multiviewer Configuration on PB
Only Panels
1. Create a new panel configuration. Follow the steps in Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page
61)
2. Go to the Multiviewer tab and click the Create Multiviewer configuration button
3. Select the Multiviewer device type, input the IP address and click Find.
4. Select the programmable push button block and select a push button; you can then define the
following button types:
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ActiveLayout
FullScreen
Page
Function
Empty
The naming convention followed on the button label is:
D+display#-AL-selected Layout" or "D+display#-FS- selected PIP
PB Only Panels - Notes
 A maximum of 2 pages can be created on a PB panel
 There are 5 options for the function button type
 RouterHome
 ProcHome
 MV Home
 Enable
 Empty
 Processing configurations are not supported by PB only panels. MV only and Router only
configurations can be created
 Attempting to re-select or re-find the MV device type will result in all currently defined active
layouts/full screen/page/functions being removed
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Common Configuration Tasks
Common configuration tasks include the following and may be performed when first setting up a panel
or when defining or editing configurations.
Common Panel Configuration Tasks
PANEL SPECIFIC TASKS
CONFIGURATION TASKS
BUTTON/APPEARANCE OPTIONS
 Finding Panel-Specific Information (on
page 186)
 Changing Panel Physical Settings (on
page 171)
 Identifying a Panel (on page 188)
 Restarting a Panel (on page 190)
 Restoring Panel Defaults (on page 191)
 Activating a Configuration (on page 159)
 Changing Appearance Options (on page
163)
 Changing Button Properties (on page
163)
 Changing Button Text Appearance (on
page 163)
 Changing OLED Text Appearance (on
page 170)
 Saving a Configuration (on page 191)
 Batch Exporting and Importing
Configurations (on page 161)
 Copying a Panel Configuration to Other
Control Panels (on page 173)
 Deleting a Panel Configuration (on page
176)
 Duplicating a Panel Configuration (on
page 176)
 Exporting Configurations (on page 185)
 Importing Configurations (on page 188)
 Reloading Configurations (on page 190)
 Selecting Panel Operation Modes (on
page 191)
 Setting the Panel License ID (on page
192)
 Setting Screensaver Options (on page
192)
 Upgrading Multiple Panels (on page 195)  Using the Offline Configuration Editor (on
 Upgrading Panel Firmware (on page 196)
page 196)
 Creating Custom Pages (on page 174)
ROUTER CONFIG TASKS
COMMUNICATION/SUPPORT OPTIONS
 Changing Access Lists (Router) (on page
162)
 Changing Source Assignments (on page
172)
 Changing Destination Assignments (on
page 166)
 Changing Communication Options (on
page 166)
 Changing Logical Control Options (on page
168)
 Enabling or Disabling USB Port Functions
(on page 184)
 Changing Salvo Assignments (on page
171)
 Changing Level Assignments (on page
168)
 Changing Category Assignments (on page
165)
 Changing Index Assignments (on page
167)
 Setting Up Local Aliases (on page 192)
 Removing Local Aliases (on page 190)
 Removing Local Aliases (on page 190)
 Primary and Secondary Server IPs (on
page 189)
 Synchronizing Database structure from
another Router (on page 194)
 Show/Hide Status on Destination
buttons (on page 193)
 Installing and Removing Fonts (on page
188)
 Enabling User Access (on page 184)
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186)
 When all changes have been made,
save the configuration.Changing Panel
Brightness
 Adjusting Default Button Colors (on
page 160)
 Editing Button Colors (on page 176)
 Editing Button Types (on page 177)
 Generating Button Labels (on page
187)
 Accessing Error Logs (on page 159)
 Accessing the Imagine Communication
Website (see "Accessing the Imagine
Communications Website" on page 159)
 Accessing the Imagine Communications
Service Web Portal (on page 159)
 Generating Service Reports (on page 187)
 Defining Alarm Conditions (on page 175)
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Accessing Error Logs
1. Access the Support page.
2. Click the View Panel Logs button.
Accessing the Imagine Communications
Website
1. Access the Support page.
2. Click the Imagine Communications Homepage hyperlink.
Accessing the Imagine Communications
Service Web Portal
1. Access the Support page.
2. Click the Imagine Communications Support Page hyperlink.
Activating a Configuration
1. Access the Configurations page.
In the Regular tab, Panel Configurations list, the currently active configuration has a star icon
displayed to the right of the name.
2. Select the configuration to make active.
3. Click the Activate button.
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On clicking the Activate button, a message box displays the activation status until the selected
configuration is loaded and active.
Note: OLED panels also show the configuration activation status message on the OLED itself.
LCD Panels without OLED
In case of panels without OLED, the first LCD button displays the configuration activation status
message. For example, when loading a configuration, you will see a the "Loading..." message on the first
button of an LCD panel without OLED.
Adjusting Default Button Colors
Note: See Editing Button Colors (on page 176) for more information on changing an individual button’s
color.
1. Access the Configurations page
2. Go to any of the Configuration tabs (Router, Processing, or Multiviewer) and select the Options tab.
3. In the Appearance Options section, click the Adjust Default Colors icon.
A list showing the default button colors for different elements is displayed.
For example, in a Processing configuration, you will see the Frame default color.
And in a Router configuration, you will see the Source/Destination default color.
4. Click the drop-down arrow to the right of the button type you want to change and choose the color
swatch. The complete button color selection list is displayed. (The factory default option appears as
a blank selection.)
5. The button color changes for all buttons assigned with that particular button type.
Note: Modifying an individual button or set of buttons overrides the default settings.
6. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
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Batch Exporting and Importing Configurations
You can import individual configurations into the Configurations tab using the Import or Export
functionality. See Importing Configurations (on page 188) and Exporting Configurations (on page 185)
The Batch Import/Export functionality enables you to batch export configurations from a panel and
batch import them to another panel.
The interface to import/export configurations requires you to input the IP Address(es) of the source or
destination panel(s) depending on whether you're exporting or importing configurations. This
functionality does not require you to work off the Web UI of the specific panel you want to export from
or import to. You can use the Web UI on any panel and do the following:
1. Discover the Source panel(s) to export from
 Export selected configuration(s) from the source panel to file (XML)
2. Discover the Destination panel(s) to import to
 Import the exported configuration(s) XML file
The only requirement is that the panels you are exporting to/importing from should both be running
firmware version 3.5 or higher, and both panels should be of the same type.
Batch Exporting Configurations
Go to the Tools tab and click the Batch Export button
1. Input the IP address of the panel to export configurations from and click the Discover button.
2. Once discovered, the following information is populated:
 Panel IP: The IP Address of the Panel
 Panel Type: The Type of Panel
 Configuration Name: A list of configurations from the panel
3. Select Configurations to export from the list displayed on the right and then click the Create Export
File option under the Export File column.
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4. Click OK on the popup message box, and either accept the default, or enter a filename and choose a
location to save the XML file.
Each configuration is saved as an XML file in the following format:
<Panel IP Address> <Panel Type>.xml
For example, 192.168.25.245 RCP-32PB-OLED.xml
5. Click the Export button. The selected configurations are then saved to that file and can be imported
on another panel.
Note that you can discover several panels in the same Export Batch Configurations UI.
Configurations to export and an XML file to export to must be selected per panel. Errors, if any, are
indicated in the Ready Column.
Batch Importing Configurations
Go to the Tools tab and click the Batch Import button
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Input the IP address of the panel to import configurations from and click the Discover button.
Once discovered, double click the Select Import File option under the Import File column
Browse to the location of the exported XML file and click to select it
Click the Import button. The selected configurations are then imported to that panel.
Changing Access Lists (Router)
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. In the Router configuration tab, select the Access Lists tab.
3. Select one of the ribbons displayed to change the current assignments for sources, destinations,
salvos, levels, categories, or indexes, and make changes as described in the appropriate sections:
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Changing Source Assignments (on page 172)
Changing Destination Assignments (on page 166)
Changing Salvo Assignments (on page 171)
Changing Level Assignments (on page 168)
Changing Category Assignments (on page 165)
Changing Index Assignments (on page 167)
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Changing Appearance Options
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Go to any of the Configuration tabs (Router, Processing, or Multiviewer) and select the Options tab.
Appearance options are listed on the bottom right of the tab.
3. Select one of the choices displayed to change the current assignments for font types and sizes, panel
brightness, and default button colors, and make changes as described in the appropriate sections:
 Changing Button Text Appearance (on page 163)
 Changing OLED Text Appearance (on page 170)
 When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
 Adjusting Default Button Colors (on page 160)
Changing Button Properties
Note: For information on how to change the default button color scheme for source, destination, salvo,
group, or category buttons, see Adjusting Default Button Colors (on page 160).
For information on how to change an LCD button’s text font type and size, see Changing Button Text
Appearance (on page 163).
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Panel Buttons tab.
At the top of the tab is a picture of the type of panel to which this configuration is assigned. Notice
that a yellow box surrounds the programmable keys on the front panel. There is an expanded view
of those buttons under the Button View section in the middle of the page. You cannot select
individual buttons within the yellow box, but you can select individual buttons in the expanded view.
You may switch between the operation keys and the programmable keys on the panel picture.
 When the Button Type radio button is selected, names on the buttons change to indicate what
type of buttons they are.
 When the Actual Name radio button is selected, names on the buttons change to indicate close
approximations of the actual panel button assigned names.
3. After selecting the button or buttons you wish to edit, you can change the properties of that
selected button as described in the following sections:
 Editing Button Colors (on page 176)
 Editing Button Types (on page 177)
Changing Button Text Appearance
The text layout on buttons can be set "globally" as well as "locally" for specific buttons. You can control
the number of rows of text to display on the button, as well the front size.
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Global Button Text Settings
The global setting is defined in the Configurations tab > Options > Appearance Options > LCD Text
Layout
Note: All newly created buttons use the Global settings (defined in the Options tab). Changing the
global setting will not affect or override any locally defined settings.
1. Access the Configurations page. Go to the Router/Processing+/Multiviewer tabs.
2. Select the Options sub tab.
3. Click the arrow to the right of the LCD Buttons Font drop-down list box.
A list of the currently available font types is displayed.
4. Scroll through the list, and then select the desired display font.
The selected font name is displayed in the list box.
5. In the number spin box, enter the point size to be used for the display font (72 points equals 1 inch).
6. In the LCD Text Layout drop-down box, select the desired number of text rows to be displayed. Keep
in mind that using fewer lines of text allows using a larger font size. You can select from 1 Row of
Text up to 4 Rows to Text.
7. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
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Local Button Text Settings
There may be instances where you need to customize the text settings on a per button basis. For
example, if you choose to set the layout to just 1 line of text, it’s possible that some buttons won’t
display text completely. To address this, you also have the option of setting the text layout on a specific
button.
Local settings can be defined for buttons in Router and Processing configurations, in the Panel Buttons
tab. You can define buttons settings locally by clicking a button and then making changes in the Button
Appearance section on the right.
Note: Local button settings (defined in the Button Appearance section) override global settings . But
changes to the global setting will not affect already defined local settings. For example, if you set LCD
Buttons Font to 12 in the Options tab, then set a specific button's font to 16 in the Button Appearance
tab, and then go back and change the global setting to font size 14, the button with the locally defined
font size 16 will retain its font size.
Changing Category Assignments
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Access Lists tab.
3. Select the Categories ribbon.
A list of currently assigned categories opens.
At the top of the assigned categories list is a filter box. The filter allows you to narrow the list of
assigned categories to a defined criterion (for example, different criteria could be entries that start
with "S," "SD," or "SU"). If desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box
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Categories are sorted in Logical order (the order in which the categories were first assigned in the
Navigator Database Editor). If desired, click the Sort:<order type> button to select a different sort
method.
4. Select or clear the appropriate check boxes to select/deselect the assigned categories; or, highlight
the category name, and then click the Assign or Unassign button as appropriate. (Click the Assign All
or Unassign All button to select/deselect all of the listed destinations.)
5. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
Changing Communication Options
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3.
4.
Access the Configurations page.
Select the Options tab. Communication Options are listed at the top right side.
Select the Connection to Router as Ethernet or Coax.
To change the primary server IP address, enter the appropriate IP address in the Primary Server IP
text box.
5. To change the secondary server IP address, enter the appropriate IP address in the Secondary
Server IP text box.
Note: The primary and secondary server IP that is set here is used when you switch between servers
using the Toggle Server button in the Current Configuration section of the Summary tab.
6. To change the communication protocol method for connecting to the primary and/or secondary
server, click the arrow on the drop-down Preferred Comm Protocol list box
 Select LRC to enable Logical Router Protocol
 Select XY to enable X-Y protocol
Note: If select Connection to Router as Coax and Comm Protocol as XY, provide the IP Address of the
XY Server device in the XY Server IP text box.
7. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
Changing Destination Assignments
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Access Lists tab.
3. Select the Destinations ribbon.
A list of currently assigned destinations opens.
At the top of the assigned destinations list is a filter box. The filter allows you to narrow the list of
available destinations to a defined criterion (for example, different criteria could be entries that
start with "S," "SD," or "SU"). If desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box
Destinations are sorted in Logical order (the order in which the destinations were first assigned). If
desired, click the Sort:<order type> button to select a different sort method.
4. Click/unclick the appropriate check boxes to select/deselect the assigned destinations for panel
availability; or, highlight the destination name, and then click the Assign or Unassign button as
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appropriate. (Click the Assign All or Unassign All button to select/deselect all of the listed
destinations.)
5. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
Note: From version 3.5 onwards, the Destinations Access List page displays a column for each level and
shows level indices for each destination.
Changing Index Assignments
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Access Lists tab.
3. Select the Indices ribbon.
A list of currently assigned indices opens.
At the top of the assigned indices list is a filter box. The filter allows you to narrow the list of
assigned indices to a defined criterion (for example, different criteria could be entries that start with
"A," "1," or "99"). If desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box
Indices are sorted in Logical order (the order in which the levels were first assigned). If desired, click
the Sort:<order type> button to select a different sort method.
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4. Click/unclick the appropriate check boxes to select/deselect the assigned indices; or, highlight the
index name, and then click the Assign or Unassign button as appropriate. (Click the Assign All or
Unassign All button to select/deselect all of the listed levels.)
5. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
Changing Level Assignments
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Access Lists tab.
3. Select the Levels ribbon.
A list of currently assigned levels opens.
At the top of the assigned levels list is a filter box. The filter allows you to narrow the list of assigned
levels to a defined criterion (for example, different criteria could be entries that start with "A," "AS,"
or "G"). If desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box
Levels are sorted in Logical order (the order in which the levels were first assigned). If desired, click
the Sort:<order type> button to select a different sort method.
4. Click/unclick the appropriate check boxes to select/deselect the assigned levels; or, highlight the
level name, and then click the Assign or Unassign button as appropriate. (Click the Assign All or
Unassign All button to select/deselect all of the listed levels.)
5. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
Changing Logical Control Options
The control options section refers to the relationship between the router configuration logical settings
made via Navigator Database Editor and the active panel configuration.
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Options tab. Control options are listed on the left side of the tab.
Table 17: Control Option Selections
Option
Description
Assign <Control>
where <Control> options are
Sources, Destinations, Groups,
Salvos, Categories, Indices, Levels
Set to Yes or No to enable or disable the capability to
make a newly added Database Editor item accessible on
the panel.
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Option
Description
Name To Use
Selection of the appropriate field to display logical names
from Database Editor (see Logical Name Locations in
Database Editor for the location of logical names on a
Database Editor tab)
 Name: the status name in the Database Editor
 Alias Name: an alias that was created either globally in
the Database Editor, or a local alias created specifically
for that panel
 Long Name: taken from the long name field in the
Database Editor; unicode names are assigned with this
field
Hierarchy Levels
Enables the hierarchy levels (Full Hierarchy, Lowest Level
of Hierarchy, Two Levels, Three Levels) to show when a
breakaway operation is performed
Dynamic Logical Ordering
Enables the order in which dynamic buttons are filled
 Logical: the order in which the data were first assigned
 Alphabetical: Data name A to Z order
Require Take for Switches
Enables the requirement that a user must press the Take
button to perform logical switches (button per switch and
grouping modes only)
Show Destination Status
See Show/Hide Status on Destination buttons (on page
193)
Allow Panel Parametric Control
Allows parametric control
Allow History Mode
Allows users to recall previously executed crosspoint
takes from panel’s switch log.
Allow Hold Shortcut Menu
Enables the use of this mode in the selected configuration
Figure 55: Logical Name Locations in Database Editor
3. Select the desired control options as shown in each drop-down list box.
4. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
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Changing OLED Text Appearance
Figure 56: Panel Window Type Locations
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Options tab.
3. Click the arrow to the right of the Panel Window Large Font drop-down list box.
A list of the currently available font types is displayed.
4. Scroll through the list, and then select the desired display font.
The selected font name is displayed in the list box.
If the desired font is not displayed in the list box, you may add it to the fonts list. See Installing and
Removing Fonts (on page 188).
5. In the number spin box, enter the point size to be used for the display font (72 points equals 1 inch).
6. Click the arrow to the right of the Panel Window Small Font drop-down list box.
A list of the currently available font types is displayed.
7. Scroll through the list, and then select the desired display font.
The selected font name is displayed in the list box.
8. In the number spin box, enter the point size to be used for the display font (72 points equals 1 inch).
9. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
10. Access the Configurations page.
11. Select the Options tab.
12. Move Panel Brightness slider control left or right until you reach the desired brightness level.
13. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
Changing Panel Options
You can make the following changes from here:
 Screen Save Enable- Select Yes/No to enable/disable the screensaver.
 Wait Time (minutes)- Define the screen saver activation time period in minutes.
 Cycle Time (seconds) - Define the screen saver cycle time in seconds
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 Allow to be ganged - Define if this panel can be part of a ganged configuration.
 New config save to - Define whether to save new configurations to the panel or to USB.
Note: You can increase the available flash on the Panel by inserting a USB into the panel and opting to
save new configurations to USB.
Changing Panel Physical Settings
1. Access the Summary page.
2. The user-configurable selections are available; non-configurable selections are grayed out.Click the
Edit button to enable options, and click Save when finished.
3. The following is displayed here:
 Panel Type - The current Panel Type is displayed. Cannot be changed.
You can click the Identify button to make the physical panel blink for easy visual identification.
 Panel Name - The current Panel Name is displayed. Enter a new name to change the existing
panel name
 Panel ID - Enter a new ID to change the existing panel ID
 IP Address - The IP Address can be changed as required
 Netmask - The Netmask can be changed as required
 Gateway - The Gateway can be changed as required
 MAC - The MAC Address is displayed but cannot be changed
 System Cache - The current system cache utilization is displayed and can be changed by clicking
the Increase Cache button. You will then get a popup message indicating the requested cache
size. Click Yes to accept or No to cancel.
 Flash Used - This shows the percentage of flash used on the panel.
The changes are saved and displayed on-screen.
Click Cancel Settings to discard changes without saving them.
Note: It is recommended you close and reopen the browser after updating the cache.
Changing Salvo Assignments
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Access Lists tab.
3. Select the Salvos ribbon.
A list of currently assigned salvos opens.
At the top of the assigned salvos list is a filter box. The filter allows you to narrow the list of assigned
salvos to a defined criterion (for example, different criteria could be entries that start with "A," "AS,"
or "G"). If desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box
Salvos are sorted in Logical order (the order in which the salvos were first assigned). If desired, click
the Sort:<order type> button to select a different sort method.
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4. Click/unclick the appropriate check boxes to select/deselect the assigned salvos; or, highlight the
salvos name, and then click the Assign or Unassign button as appropriate. (Click the Assign All or
Unassign All button to select/deselect all of the listed salvos.)
5. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
Changing Source Assignments
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Access Lists tab.
3. Select the Sources ribbon.
A list of currently assigned sources opens.
At the top of the assigned sources list is a filter box. The filter allows you to narrow the list of
assigned sources to a defined criterion (for example, different criteria could be entries that start
with "S," "SD," or "SU"). If desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box
Sources are sorted in Logical order (the order in which the destinations were first assigned). If
desired, click the Sort:<order type> button to select a different sort method.
4. Click/unclick the appropriate check boxes to select/deselect the assigned sources; or, highlight the
source name, and then click the Assign or Unassign button as appropriate. (Click the Assign All or
Unassign All button to select/deselect all of the listed sources.)
5. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
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Note: From version 3.5 onwards, the Sources Access List page displays a column for each level and
shows level indices for each source.
Copying a Panel Configuration to Other
Control Panels
Note: Currently a configuration can only be copied to a panel of the same type. Before copying the
configuration, a check is run internally to ensure the source panel connection type matches the
destination panel(s), for example, COAX to COAX. In case of any mismatches, appropriate messages are
displayed so corrective action can be taken.
Tip:This function is different from the Duplicating function. The Copying function copies a configuration
to another panel, whereas the Duplicating function copies one configuration to another configuration.
1. Access the Tools page.
2. Click the Copy Panel Configuration button.
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The Copy Local Configuration to Remote Panels dialog box opens.
Figure 57: Copy Local Configuration to Remote Panels Dialog Box
A list of the configurations assigned to the source panel are listed in the Local Configurations box.
3. Click the appropriate check box to select the configurations you want to copy; or, highlight the
configuration name, and then click the Assign button. (Click the Assign All button to select all of the
listed configurations.)
4. In the IP Address box to the right of the dialog box, enter the target panel’s IP address (a warning
message prompts you to make sure to enter the address properly), and then click the Add button.
To add a range of similar IP addresses, click the Add Range check box, and then insert the ending
number of the IP address range.
The target IP address(es) are listed in the Target Panel IPs box. All list entries are automatically
selected, but you can assign and/or unassign the entries as desired.
5. Click Start Copy.
A progress box opens, and displays information about the status of the copy process. (Copies are
made to target panels in parallel, so the process is relatively quick.)
6. When the process is complete, click Close to terminate the process, or click Return to Selections to
copy other configurations.
Creating Custom Pages
You can now create customized pages or views with different combinations of options and buttons.
While Page up and Page down buttons on the panel are intended to enable you to scroll between
multiple destinations or sources (more than can fit in a single view), the Custom pages functionality is to
enable you to create different sub divided configuration sets on different pages, but all within a single
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configuration. By sub-dividing your configuration, you can group like or related buttons and functions
together on a page.
The first (default) set of buttons is Page 1. Any additional pages you add are numbered incrementally
(page2, page3, etc.), and each have their own set of buttons.
To navigate and quickly access your configurations, you can define Page function buttons and map them
to specific pages so you can click the Page button on the panel to go to a specific configuration set
(page). See To edit a Page button.
While you can create multiple pages with button sets, the Generate Button Labels option (in the
Configuration tab) supports up to 4 pages of button labels.
Follow these steps to create a Custom page:
1. Go the Configurations page, Panel Buttons tab
2. Create or use a pre-existing panel operation mode
3. To add additional pages, click the Page button (with a green + icon overlayed), and click again to add
as many pages as required.
4. Once you add at least one page, a second Page button (with a red - icon overlayed) is displayed to
the right of the page numbers. Use this to delete a specific page.
5. Click the forward arrow in the page navigation section to go to or move between the newly created
pages.
6. A set of blank buttons are displayed on each page. You can configure these as required by clicking a
button and then defining the function type and type properties.
Defining Alarm Conditions
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Panel Buttons tab.
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3. Select the bank of alarms on the panel picture.
The Alarm Definitions selections are displayed in the Button View section of the tab.
4. For each alarm LED, select the Notification Type from the drop-down list box.
(List types and definitions for each Notification Type are shown in the list box.)
5. For each alarm LED, select the Notification Style from the drop-down list box.
 When On is selected, whenever the set alarm condition is encountered, the alarm LED displays
in a steady state.
 When Blink is selected, whenever the set alarm condition is encountered, the alarm LED blinks
on and off.
Deleting a Panel Configuration
See Deleting a Panel Configuration (on page 67).
Duplicating a Panel Configuration
See Duplicating an Existing Panel Configuration (on page 67).
Editing Button Colors
Note: Modifying or editing button colors overrides the default color settings.
Tip:In addition to changing individual button colors, you may change the default color scheme for
source, destination, salvo, group, and category buttons. See Adjusting Default Button Colors (on page
160) for more information.
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Panel Buttons tab.
3. Select the bank of buttons (operation or programmable) on the panel picture that contains the
button type for which you want to change the color scheme.
An expanded view of the bank of buttons is displayed in the Button View section of the tab.
4. In the Button View, select the button (use standard Windows selection techniques [hold down the
<Shift> or <Ctrl> keys] to select multiple buttons, or drag using the mouse).
5. Under the Button Appearance box, click the drop-down arrow to display the complete button color
selection list, and then choose the desired swatch.
The button color changes on both the expanded button view and the panel picture.
6. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
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Editing Button Types
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Panel Buttons tab.
You can define the following types of buttons:
 Source
 Group
 Salvo
 Function
 Crosspoint
 Level
 Configuration
 Page
 Selenio Preset
 Status
 Chop
 Empty
3. Select the bank of buttons (operation or programmable) on the panel picture that contains the
buttons for which you want to change the type.
An expanded view of the bank of buttons is displayed in the Button View section of the tab. Select
the Actual Name radio button for ease of use.
4. In the Button View, select the button (use standard Windows selection techniques [hold down the
<Shift> or <Ctrl> keys] to select multiple buttons, or drag using the mouse).
To edit a Source button
Note: At the top of the sources assignment list is a filter box. The filter allows you to narrow the list of
assigned sources to a defined criterion (for example, different criteria could be entries that start with
"H," "HD," or "SD"). If desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box. Sources are sorted in Logical
order (the order in which the destinations were first assigned). If desired, click the Sort:<order type>
button to select a different sort method.
1. Click Source in the Button Type list.
The Sources Assignment box opens.
2. Make one of the following choices as desired:
 To assign a source to an individual button, click a button in the Button View section, and then
click the appropriate source selection to be assigned to that button.
 To assign a series of sources to a series of buttons, click a series of buttons in the Button View
section, select the first source, and then click Fill Series to assign all of the available source
buttons with successive sources that start with the source selected.
 To have the panel automatically assign the next available source or sources, click a button or a
series of buttons in the Button View section, and then click Set Dynamic.
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Note: To use Paging you must set sources to dynamic assignments.
3. If desired, check the Status Only and/or Joystick Override check boxes:
 Click the Status Only option to create a monitoring button that is intended to display, but not
control, the status of a router. If Status Only is checked, the button lights when the source is
active, but the router is not affected if you press the button.
 Check the Joystick Override option to make temporary changes. While you hold down the
button, the source is switched. When you release the button, the router switches back to the
previous source.
4. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
The new assignment is displayed on the button front.
To edit a Destination button
Note: At the top of the destinations assignment list is a filter box. The filter allows you to narrow the list
of assigned destinations to a defined criterion. If desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box.
Destinations are sorted in Logical order (the order in which the destinations were first assigned). If
desired, click the Sort:<order type> button to select a different sort method.
1. Click Destination in the Button Type list.
The Destinations Assignment box opens.
2. Click the appropriate destination selection to be assigned to the selected button.
3. Make one of the following choices:
 Click Fill Series to assign all of the available destination buttons with successive destinations that
start with the destination assigned
 Click Set Dynamic to assign the destination to the selected button only
4. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
The new assignment is displayed on the button front.
To edit a Salvo button
Note: At the top of the salvo assignment list is a filter box. The filter allows you to narrow the list of
assigned salvo to a defined criterion. If desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box. Salvos are
sorted in Logical order (the order in which the salvos were first assigned). If desired, click the
Sort:<order type> button to select a different sort method.
1. Click Salvo in the Button Type list.
The Salvos Assignment box opens.
2. Click the appropriate salvo selection to be assigned to the selected button.
3. Make one of the following choices:
 Click Fill Series to assign all of the available salvo buttons with successive salvos that start with the
salvo assigned in step .
 Click Set Dynamic to assign the salvo to the selected button only.
4. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
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The new assignment is displayed on the button front.
To edit a Function button
1. Click Function in the Button Type list.
The Button Function Assignment box opens.
2. Select the Primary or Secondary radio button as desired. (You do not need to set a secondary
function, but you must set a primary function.)
 The primary button assignment is enabled when a button is pressed.
 The secondary button assignment is enabled when a button is pressed in conjunction with the
Shift button.
Select the appropriate function from the list. See Function Button Types and Descriptions for the
function types and descriptions.
Table 18: Function Button Types and Descriptions
Function Type
Description
Source
Sets button as an additional source select button
Destination
Sets button as additional destination select button
Take
Executes any preset crosspoint assignments
History
Allows user to recall previously executed crosspoint
takes from panel’s switch log
Lock
Prevents all users from changing the destination
Protect
Prevents all users from changing the destination except
the user who initiated the Protect
Shift
Requires you to press the <Shift> key to fire a salvo (to
prevent inadvertent execution of salvos)
Clear
Allows you to clear any presets from a panel window
(display)
Home
When in menu mode, returns to the top level menu
Breakaway
Functions as a breakaway button
Follow
Functions as a follow button
Back
When in menu mode, decrements menu levels by one
Up
Increments set-up button pages by one
Down
Decrements set-up button pages by one
Parameter
Allows selection of individual parameters affecting
inputs and outputs
Preset
Queues crosspoints until an action (such as take) is
implemented
Menu
Enables to access to certain operations without
requiring to assign them to a button
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Function Type
Description
Enable
When enabled, causes the panel to function normally;
when disabled, source polls are performed, but no
crosspoint changes are made
Empty
No function assigned
RouterHome
Button mapped to the Router home from within a
Router Configuration. See Configuration Home Buttons
(on page 68).
ProcHome
Button mapped to the Processing home from within a
Router Configuration. See Configuration Home Buttons
(on page 68).
MViewerHome
Button mapped to the Multiviewer home from within a
Router Configuration. See Configuration Home Buttons
(on page 68).
Identify
Used to identify a Panel. See Identifying a Panel (on
page 188).
Unity
Function button used to recall factory default values for
parameters on a layer. Applies to Processing
configurations. See Unity (on page 70)
Undo
Fine/Coarse
A toggle Function key that can be used to set current
parameter value adjustment as Fine or Coarse. This
function key can be used by the INT parameter type.
Fine/Coarse only shows when the parameter type is
integer; for other parameter types (such as Enum),
Fine/Coarse status will not show.
The default setting is Fine, toggle to change setting.
OLED panels show (Fine) or (Coarse) on the OLED to
indicate the current parameter status. LCD only panels
display parameter Fine/Coarse settings on a read-only
button on the panel.
ThreadFull
Function button to handle threadfull messages. See
Routers in Tieline Mode - Handling ThreadFull messages
(on page 147)
Previous
Works in a Category configuration to take you to the
Previous index source/destination. See Previous/Next
Buttons (on page 134)
Next
Works in a Category configuration to take you to the
Next index source/destination. See Previous/Next
Buttons (on page 134)
3. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
The new assignment is displayed on the button front.
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To edit a Crosspoint button
Note: At the top of the sources and destinations assignment lists is a filter box. The filter allows you to
narrow the list of assignments to a defined criterion. If desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box.
Assignments are sorted in Logical order (the order in which they were first assigned). If desired, click the
Sort:<order type> button to select a different sort method.
1. Click Crosspoint in the Button Type list.
The Sources and Destinations Assignments boxes open.
2. From the Source Assignments box, click the appropriate crosspoint source to be assigned to the
selected button.
3. From the Destination Assignments box, click the appropriate crosspoint destination to be assigned
to the selected button.
4. If desired, check the Status Only and/or Joystick Override check boxes:
 Click the Status Only option to create a monitoring panel that is intended to display, but not
control, the status of a router. If Status Only is checked, the button lights when the crosspoint is
active, but the router is not affected if you press the button.
 Check the Joystick Override option to make temporary changes. While you hold down the
button, the crosspoint is switched. When you release the button, the router switches back to
the previous crosspoint.
5. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
The new assignments are displayed on the button front.
To edit a Level button
1. Click Level in the Button Type list.
The Levels Assignment box opens.
2. Click the Follow button to select all of the levels in the list; otherwise, click the check box next to the
desired level to assign it to the selected button.
3. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
The new assignment is displayed on the button front.
To edit a Page button
1. Click Page in the Button Type list.
The Page Assignment box opens and a list of defined page numbers are displayed.
2. Click the Page Number. to go to on pressing the button
3. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
The new assignment is displayed on the button front.
To edit a Status button
1. Click Status in the Button Type list.
The Status Button Type Properties box opens.
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2. Select Source or Destination, as desired.
3. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
The new assignment is displayed on the button front.
To edit a Group button
Note: For this function to operate, Groups must be set up in Navigator first.
Group buttons are filled dynamically. There are no properties to set.
To edit a Category button
Note: For this function to operate, Categories must be set up in Navigator first.
1. Click Category in the Button Type list.
The Category and Index Type Properties box opens.
2. From the Category Type Property box, click the appropriate category selection to be assigned to the
selected button. Select Dynamic to fill from the available unassigned categories set up in Navigator.
3. From the Index Type Property box, click the appropriate index number to be assigned to the
selected button. Select Dynamic to fill from the available unassigned indexes set up in Navigator.
4. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
The new assignment is displayed on the button front.
To edit a Configuration button
1. Click Configuration in the Button Type list.
The Configuration Button Type Properties box opens.
2. Enter the desired information in the Button Label text box.
3. Select the desired configuration from the Configuration drop-down list box.
4. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
The new assignment is displayed on the button front.
To edit a Selenio Preset button
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click Selenio Preset in the Button Type list. The Type Properties box opens.
Enter the IP Address of the Selenio Frame in the Device IP text box.
Enter the slot of the module to control in the Selenio Frame in the Slot text box.
Enter a name for the Preset in the Name text box.
Enter the maximum number of presets to display on the buttons in the Maximum text box.
When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
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The new assignment is displayed on the button front.
To edit a Chop button
Chop mode enables you to switch a single destination between 2 sources. You can define multiple chop
buttons in the same page.
Note: Chop with multiple destinations is limited by the number of destinations and levels. A maximum
of 8 destinations are supported with a single level. If there are 2 levels, 4 destinations are supported. If
there are 4 levels, 2 destinations are supported.
1. Click Chop in the Button Type list.
2. The Chop Type Properties box opens.
3. Select the Predefined Chop Rate as Fast, Medium, Slow, or Custom.
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Define the Chop Rate in frames
Enter the Chop Name.
Select the levels to chop.
When all changes have been made, Save the configuration.
The new assignment is displayed on the button front.
Also see Invoking a Chop (on page 203).
To change a button to Empty (no function)
Click Empty in the Button Type list.
All assignment information is stripped from the button.
Enabling User Access
1. At the Tools page, click the User Access button.
The Edit User dialog box opens.
2. In the User Name box, enter a new user name. The user name can have between 1 and 40
alphanumeric characters. This user name is displayed on the Advanced Routing Control Panel display
whenever the user accesses the software configuration tool.
3. In the Password box, enter a password for the new user. The password can have between 1 and 40
alphanumeric characters.
4. In the Confirm Password box, re-enter the password you entered in the Password box.
5. Click OK to save the changes.
Enabling or Disabling USB Port Functions
At the Tools page, click the Toggle USB Port Function to enable or disable the panel’s USB port.
Note: Pushbutton panels do not have a USB port installed.
Enhanced Salvos
Enhanced Salvo functionality enables you to execute Salvos even if Sources and Destinations are locked
or protected.
Internally, enhanced salvos are treated differently than the standard salvos. Enhanced salvos are parsed
separately, using the XY protocol.
1. Create and define enhanced Salvos in Navigator
 Right click the Salvos folder and select Create > Routing Salvo
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 Click the New button to define the Salvo. Enter a Name for the Salvo.
 Click in the grid on the right to map the crosspoints.
 Click Save All and then click Publish to Devices.
For more details, refer the Navigator User guide.
On the Magellan Router Control Panel, perform a DB synchronization. See Synchronizing Database
structure from another Router (on page 194).
In your Configuration, create a Salvo button, and select the newly created Salvo.
You can choose to lock or protect destinations after executing the salvo by selecting the appropriate
checkbox (lock the destinations after executing the salvo or protect the destinations after
executing the salvo) as an output option.
Save the Configuration.
Exporting Configurations
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Click the Export icon.
The Save As dialog box opens.
3. Navigate to the location where you want to save the configuration file, and then enter a name for
the file in the File name text box.
An XML file is generated.
The XML file’s export configuration name is the same as the original panel configuration name. This
configuration name does not change even if you save the export file under a different file name.
When an exported configuration is imported, the software looks at the export configuration name,
not at the file name. If the existing and the imported files have the same configuration name, the
imported file’s configuration elements will overwrite the existing file’s configuration elements.
In the example shown, one XML file is named ExportConfig.xml and the other is named
TestConfig.xml. The contents of both files, however, show that the EXPORTCFG Name is TestConfig.
This is because the TestConfig configuration setup was exported to two separate XML files. If
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TestConfig resides in the Panel Configurations list and ExportConfig is imported, the parameters in
ExportConfig will overwrite the parameters in TestConfig.
Figure 58: Different XML Files with Same Configuration Name
4. Click OK to close the process box and return to the Configurations page.
Fonts based on Configuration
From Magellan Router Control Panel software version 3.0 onwards, you can customize the font per
configuration type. Within a single configuration, you can set a separate font/font sizes for
Router/Processing/Multiviewer sub configurations. This enables customizing the visual display for a
configuration, for example, if you want a bigger font size for better display on the panel, or a different
font type.
To change the font or font size:
1. In the active configuration, go to any of the configuration specific tabs
(Router/Processing/Multiviewer)
2. Go to the Options tab within that configuration
3. In the Appearance Options section, make edits to the font as required
4. Save the configuration
Finding Panel-Specific Information
 The following information is located on the Summary page, in the Physical Settings column:
 Panel Type
 Panel Name
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 Panel ID
 IP Address
 Netmask
 Gateway
 MAC Address
 System Cache
 The following information is located on the Summary page, in the Panel Versions and Licenses
column:
 Software Version
 Hardware Version
 Serial Number
 Licensed Options
 License Key
 The following information is located on the Summary page, in the Current Configuration column:
 Active Configuration
 Current Server IP
 Connection Status
Generating Button Labels
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Click the Generate Button Labels icon.
The Save As dialog box opens.
3. Navigate to the location where you want to save the button label file, and then enter a name for the
file in the File name text box.
4. From the Save as type drop-down list box, select the file format in which to save the button label
file. You may save the file in an Adobe® PDF1 or a Microsoft2 Word format.
A PDF file or an editable Word file with the panel button actual names is generated. This file can be
opened with Adobe Reader so that you can print out button labels.
Note: You cannot assign a different font for hard-copy button labels. If you wish to customize panel
labels, use a different program to generate the labels.
Note: While you can create multiple pages with button sets, the Generate Button Labels option supports
up to 4 pages of button labels.
Generating Service Reports
1. Access the Support page.
2. Click the Generate Service Report button.
The Save As dialog box opens.
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3. Navigate to the location where you want to save the service report file, and then enter a name for
the file in the File name text box.
A ZIP file containing the necessary XML and text files is created. These files are used by Imagine
Communications support personnel when troubleshooting customer issues.
Identifying a Panel
Note: Use this command if you need to physically identify a panel (for example, if you have more than
one of the same type panel installed in your routing system).
1. Access the Summary page.
2. Click the Identify Panel button.
The physical panel buttons light up and flash simultaneously.
3. Once identified, either click Stop Panel Identify or press a button on the panel to exit the mode.
Importing Configurations
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Click the Import icon.
The Open dialog box opens.
3. Navigate to the location where the import configuration file is located
4. Highlight the import configuration file (when selected, the filename is displayed in the File name text
box), and then click the Open button.
A message box opens.
Note: If currently selected configurations conflict with the configuration being imported, the
imported configuration will overwrite the existing configurations. If you do not want to overwrite
existing configurations, click the No button in the message box.
5. Click Yes to continue.
6. Click OK to close the process box and return to the Configurations page.
Installing and Removing Fonts
You may install additional TrueType (TTF) fonts that can be displayed on LCD panel buttons and/or OLED
displays. Please keep in mind that license restrictions may prohibit you from using certain specialized
fonts. If you use specialized fonts at your facility, check the Font License Agreement for any restrictions.
To install a font
1. Access the Tools page.
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2. Click the Font Management button.
A list of installed fonts opens.
3. Click the Add button, and then navigate to the location of the desired font.
Note: Fonts cannot be installed directly from the Windows > Fonts subdirectory.
4. Select the desired font file, and then click Open.
The new font is installed at the bottom of the Fonts list.
5. Click Close.
6. Reboot the panel for fonts to take effect.
7. If desired, access the Options tab on the Configurations page.
 Click the LCD Buttons Font drop down list box, and then select the newly installed font.
Access the Panel Buttons tab. The new font is displayed on the programmable panel button fronts.
 Click the Panel Window Large Font drop down list box, and then select the newly installed font.
Access the Panel Buttons tab. The new font is displayed at the bottom of the OLED display.
 Click the Panel Window Small Font drop down list box, and then select the newly installed font.
Access the Panel Buttons tab. The new font is displayed at the top of the OLED display.
To remove an installed font
1. Access the Tools page.
2. Click the Font Management button.
A list of installed fonts opens.
3. Highlight the font to be removed, and then click the Remove button.
4. Click the Close button to return to the Tools page.
Primary and Secondary Server IPs
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Access the Configurations page.
Go to the Options tab, Communications Options.
Set the Primary Server IP and the Secondary Server IP.
You can toggle between the defined primary and secondary servers by going to the Summary page,
Current Configuration section, and clicking the Toggle Server button.
The following logic is implemented in case of primary and secondary servers:
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The switch from primary to secondary occurs in the event that the primary server fails.
If the primary server fails or becomes unavailable, a second attempt is made to reconnect to the
primary server before attempting a connection to a secondary server.
When the (configured) secondary server is switched to, even if the primary server becomes
available again, the secondary server stays active and the old primary sever then serves as the
secondary (backup) server.
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You can use the Toggle functionality at any time to switch manually between the primary and
secondary server.
Reloading Configurations
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Click the Reload icon.
The original configuration settings are restored.
CAUTION
When you reload a configuration, any unsaved changes you made to the configuration are lost.
Removing Local Aliases
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Local Aliases tab.
3. Select the ribbon for Sources, Destinations, or Salvos as appropriate.
A list of the available items and their associated aliases is displayed in the Name/Panel Alias list box.
At the top of the list box is a filter box. The filter allows you to narrow the list of selections to a
defined criterion (for example, different criteria could be entries that start with "S," "SD," or "SU"). If
desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box
4. Double-click the appropriate alias listed in the Panel Alias column, and then press the Delete
keyboard key. (Click the onscreen Remove All Aliases button to delete all of the listed aliases.)
5. When all changes have been made, save the configuration.
Removing Local Salvos
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Local Aliases tab. Select the ribbon for Salvos.
A list of the available local salvos is displayed in the Salvo Name box.
3. Highlight the name of the salvo to be removed, and then click Remove Salvo.
The selected salvo is removed from the local salvo list.
Restarting a Panel
1. Access the Support page.
2. Click the Reboot Panel button.
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Restoring Panel Defaults
1. Access the Support page.
2. Make one of the following selections:
 Click the Reset Panel Communications button to return the panel to its factory default
communications settings (that is, Panel IP address, Panel ID, name, etc.).
 Click the Reset Panel Configurations to return the panel to its factory default configuration
settings. (This does not affect current communications settings.)
Saving a Configuration
When you finish creating or changing a configuration, you must save it.
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To save changes to an individual configuration, click the Save icon button.
To save changes to multiple configurations, click the Save All icon button.
Note: Status icons to the right of the configuration name provide information about any unsaved
changes.
The saved configuration is immediately downloaded to the physical panel. If the active configuration is
saved and is not modified on the panel, the configuration is automatically reloaded.
Selecting Panel Operation Modes
1. Access the Configuration page.
2. Click the Panel Operation Mode drop down list box to see a list of the different configuration setups
available for your particular panel
 Select Button Per Source to assign individual sources and/or destinations to individual buttons.
For a detailed explanation of how to build a panel in Button Per Source operation mode, see
Button Per Source Operation Mode Panel (on page 111).
 Select Category Mode to assign source/destination categories and select a specific index. For a
detailed explanation of how to build a panel in Category operation mode, see Category
Operation Mode Panel (on page 113).
 Select Group Mode to assign source/destination groups as defined in Navigator Database Editor.
For a detailed explanation of how to build a panel in Group operation mode, see Group
Operation Mode Panel (on page 115).
 Select Selenio Preset Mode to assign Selenio presets. For a detailed explanation of how to build
a panel in Selenio Preset mode, see Selenio Preset Mode Panel (on page 117).
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Setting Screensaver Options
1. Access the Summary page.
2. In the Panel Options section, set Screen Saver Enable to Yes (default) or No.
3. Set the Screen Saver Black Out to the desired value.
Note: Use the Screen Saver Black Out option to deactivate the panel screensaver flashing (which can
be visually distracting). With this option, the screen saver will stay blacked out until a button is
pushed to wake it up.
Note that when the blackout is active, pressing any button wakes up the panel. Even if the button
pressed is TAKE will, the TAKE will not be executed, but will only wake up the panel. You need to
press TAKE again to execute. This functionality is to ensure nothing unintended gets executed when
the screen is blacked out.
4. Define the screen saver activation time period in Wait Time (minutes).
5. Define the Cycle Time (seconds)
Setting the Panel License ID
1. Access the Summary page.
2. In the License Key text box, enter the license key for the panel, and then click the Set License ID
button.
Setting Up Local Aliases
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Local Aliases tab.
3. Select the ribbon for Sources, Destinations, or Salvos as appropriate.
A list of the available items and their associated aliases is displayed in the Name/Panel Alias list box.
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At the top of the list box is a filter box. The filter allows you to narrow the list of selections to a
defined criterion (for example, different criteria could be entries that start with "S," "SD," or "SU"). If
desired, enter a filtering criterion in the filter box
4. Double-click the appropriate blank space (or existing alias name) in the Panel Alias column, and then
enter the desired alias
5. When all entries have been made, save the configuration.
Show/Hide Status on Destination buttons
You can choose to show or hide status on Destination buttons. This setting can be made globally for all
destination buttons, or specifically for individual destination buttons. A button's individual setting will
take precedence over the global setting. When Show Status is enabled, both destinations and sources
will be visible on status buttons. Destinations are displayed on the top of a button and sources below.
Global Setting
To show/hide destination status on all destination buttons
1. Go the Configurations page, Options tab.
2. Set Show Destination Status to Yes to show the destination on all status buttons or set it to No to
hide destinations on Status buttons.
The option selected here becomes applicable to all status buttons in the configuration, except those
with local/individual settings.
Local Setting
To show/hide destination status on individual destination buttons
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1. Go to the Configurations page, Panel Buttons Tab.
2. Click on the section of the panel to edit; then click the specific Destination button to edit.
3. In the Type Properties section, select the Show Status checkbox to enable destination status or
clear the checkbox to hide. This individual setting overrides the global setting.
Synchronizing Database structure from
another Router
There may be instances where you need to import the database structure from another router to the
router being controlled by the Magellan. In such cases, you need to set/change the connection type to
the main router as Coax (and use a coax cable to connect to it), and then provide the IP address of the
router to import the database structure from, which will be via IP.
Main
Router 1
Router 2
Database
Structure
Database
Structure
Coax
Ethernet
Magellan Panel
1. Access the Configurations page.
2. Select the Options tab. Communication Options are listed at the top right side.
3. Select the Connection to Router as Coax.
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4. Provide the IP address of the (Router) Server to import the database structure from in the XY Server
IP field.
Once this is configured, you can opt to sync the database directly from the panel by doing the following:
 Press Shift+Menu on the panel to enter Setup mode
 Select Sync DB, and then select Yes to synchronize the database.
Upgrading Multiple Panels
1. Access the Tools page.
2. Click Upgrade Multiple Panels.
A Multiple Upgrades cautionary statement opens.
3. Click Yes to launch the upgrade procedure.
The Upgrade Multiple Panels window opens.
4. In the IP Address box near the bottom of the dialog box, enter the target panel’s IP address (a
warning message prompts you to make sure to enter the address properly), and then click the Add
button.
To add a range of similar IP addresses, click the Add Range check box, and then insert the ending
number of the IP address range.
5. The target IP address(es) are listed in the Target Panel IPs box. All list entries are automatically
selected, but you can assign, unassign, or remove the entries as desired.
6. Click Start Upgrade.
The Open <Firmware File> dialog box opens.
7. Navigate to the location of the most current firmware file, and then select it.
8. Click Open.
You are prompted to confirm the upgrade.
9. Click OK to launch the upgrade procedure.
A progress box opens, and displays information about the status of each upgrade process. (Upgrades
are made to target panels in parallel, so the process is relatively quick.)
During the upgrade the panel reboots, and communications and operations are interrupted.
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Upgrading Panel Firmware
1. Access the Summary page.
2. In the Panel Versions and Licenses section, click Upgrade Firmware.
The Open <Firmware File> dialog box opens.
3. Navigate to the location of the most current firmware file, and then select it.
4. Click Open.
You are prompted to confirm the upgrade.
5. Click OK to launch the upgrade procedure.
During the upgrade the panel reboots, and communications and operations are interrupted.
Using the Offline Configuration Editor
Use offline configuration when
 You have a panel that is not installed in your routing setup
 You want to set up a configuration that may be imported into a Magellan Router Control Panel at a
later time
 You do not have access to a Magellan Router Control Panel
Note: If you have not previously installed the Offline Configuration Editor tool, follow the steps outlined
in Installing the Offline Configuration Editor (on page 40).
1. Click the Magellan RCP Config icon installed on your Start menu or desktop.
The Configuration Offline Mode dialog box opens.
Figure 59: Configuration Offline Mode Dialog Box
2. Make your selection for how to start or edit the configuration.
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Importing an Existing Magellan Router Control Panel
Configuration
1. Click Import an existing configuration if you want to open an already-created Magellan
configuration.
2. Click OK, and then navigate to the location of the Magellan Router Control Panel configuration file
(in XML) format you want to use. (This configuration file could have been exported from a panel or
created in another offline session.)
3. Highlight the desired file name, and then click Open.
4. When the Loading Process Status box says "Loading Complete," click OK.
The Configurations page opens. (See Configurations Page (on page 54) for a detailed description.)
Note: The Save All, Reload, Export, Export All, Import, and Activate icons are not available when
configuring offline.
You may now edit, add, or remove configurations as desired. For more information, see Common
Configuration Tasks (on page 158).
Starting from a Blank Configuration
1. Click Start from a blank configuration to create a configuration from scratch.
The Select Panel Type drop-down list box opens.
2. Select the desired panel type from the list, and then click OK.
The Configurations page opens. (See Configurations Page (on page 54) for a detailed description.)
3. Click the New... button, and then see Creating a New Panel Configuration (on page 61) for the
instructions on how to create a new panel configuration.
Panel Gang Configuration in the Offline Configuration Tool
Magellan Router Control Panel software version 3.0 onwards supports panel gang configurations in the
offline configuration tool. Slave panel IPs and types must be correctly specified, since the offline tool
cannot check the panel info provided. Slave panel information will be validated once the configuration is
imported into the online environment.
Creation of panel gang configurations in the offline configuration tool are similar to the functionality in
the online tool. See Panel Gang Configuration (on page 64) for details.
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Front Panel Configuration Tasks
Some configuration tasks can be performed directly on the front panel:
Note: You can bring up menu options on the Magellan Router Control Panel by first pressing the shift
button (it will light up) and then pressing the menu button. The available menu options will then be
displayed.
Adding a Device
You can opt to add a device (such as a router, an X50/75/85/100, Selenio MCP, etc.) directly from the
panel instead of via the Web UI. When added via the panel, the device is added to the currently active
configuration, in the Processing configuration section.
If your currently active configuration does not have a Processing configuration enabled, it will get
created and enabled on adding a non-router device.
1. Press the Shift button, and then press the Menu button on the front of the control panel.
The panel clears the current selections and displays the Mode selection buttons.
2. Press the Add Device button
3. Press the button with the first octet and then use the numeric keys on the left to enter the IP
address of the Device.
4. Once complete, the Take button flashes. Press the Take button to confirm the IP Address.
5. The panel then searches for the device and once found, it gets added to the Processing
configuration in the currently active configuration.
6. Press the Exit button to return to the previous screen OR
Press Shift + Home button to exit Setup mode. The panel returns to the "home" state.
Note: The ability to add a device directly from the panel is controlled from the Options tab for individual
configuration tabs (Router/Processing/Multiviewer) in the Configuration Editor. By default, the Add
Device from Panel option is set to No. When set to No, you will not be able to add a device of that type
directly from the panel.
Selecting a Panel Configuration
1. Press the Shift button, and then press the Menu button on the front of the control panel.
The panel clears the current selections and displays the Mode selection buttons.
2. Press the Config mode button.
The different panel configurations available are labeled on the front of the panel buttons. You can
choose to View, Restore, or Save configuration.
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If you select View, the panel buttons will change to display the defined configurations, and the
currently active one will show ACTIVE below the configuration name.
You can change the active configuration by pressing the button for a different configuration. The
TAKE button will then flash and you can press it to accept changes. The newly selected
configuration will then become active.
Selecting Destinations
1. To select destinations, press the Shift button, and then press the Menu button on the front of the
control panel.
The panel clears the current selections and displays the Mode selection buttons.
2. Press the Dest mode button.
The different panel destinations available are labeled on the front of the panel buttons.
3. Press the button that shows the label for the destination you want to launch.
The Take button flashes.
4. Press the Take button to confirm the selection.
The panel reverts back to the destination selections; buttons for the active destinations are
illuminated.
5. Press the Shift + Home button to exit Dest mode.
The panel returns to the "home" state.
Selecting Sources
1. To select sources, press the Shift button, and then press the Menu button on the front of the
control panel.
The panel clears the current selections and displays the Mode selection buttons.
2. Press the SRC mode button.
The different panel sources available are labeled on the front of the panel buttons.
3. Press the button that shows the label for the source you want to launch.
The Take button flashes.
4. Press the Take button to confirm the selection.
The panel reverts back to the source selections; buttons for the active sources are illuminated.
5. Press the Shift + Home button to exit SRC mode.
The panel returns to the "home" state.
Selecting Salvos
1. To select salvos, press the Shift button, and then press the Menu button on the front of the control
panel.
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The panel clears the current selections and displays the Mode selection buttons.
2. Press the Salvo mode button.
The different panel salvos available are labeled on the front of the panel buttons.
3. Press the button that shows the label for the salvo you want to launch.
The Take button flashes.
4. Press the Take button to confirm the selection.
The panel reverts back to the salvo selections; buttons for the active salvos are illuminated.
5. Press the Shift + Home button to exit Salvo mode.
The panel returns to the "home" state.
Selecting Display Names
You can view sources and destinations by their standard names, long names, or aliases as originally
created in Navigator Database Editor.
Tip:Long names can be entered as unicode text in Navigator Database Editor. Select Long Name to
display sources and destinations to use Unicode text on the panel front.
1. To select the type of name to display, press the Shift button, and then press the Menu button on
the front of the control panel.
The panel clears the current selections and displays the Mode selection buttons.
2. Press the Name Use mode button.
The different selections available are Name, Alias, and Long.
3. Press the button that shows the label for the configuration you want.
The Take button flashes.
4. Press the Take button to confirm the selection.
The panel returns to the "home" state.
Setting Connection Type
1. Press the Shift button, and then press the Menu button on the front of the control panel.
2. Press the Conn Type button.
3. Select the desired connection time, for example, Ethernet.
Setup Mode
1. To select Setup mode, press the Shift button, and then press the Menu button on the front of the
control panel. The panel clears the current selections and displays the Mode selection buttons.
2. Press the Setup mode button.Available options are displayed.
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Note: If only viewing the settings, press the Clear or Shift + Home buttons to get back to the panel's
"home" state.
Changing a Panel ID
Press the Setup button (see Setup Mode (on page 200)).The panel displays available options.
1. Press the ID button.
The panel clears all the buttons and the ID is displayed in the top-left.
2. Press the button with the ID and then use the numeric keys on the left to enter a new ID address.
3. Once complete, the Take button flashes. Press the Take button to confirm the new number and
finish with that option’s settings.
4. Press the Exit button to return to the previous screen OR
Press Shift + Home button to exit Setup mode. The panel returns to the "home" state.
Changing a Panel IP Address
Press the Setup button (see Setup Mode (on page 200)).The panel displays available options.
1. Press the IP button.
The panel clears all the buttons and the IP address is displayed in top-left buttons.
2. Press the button with the first octet and then use the numeric keys on the left to enter a new IP
address.
3. Once complete, the Take button flashes. Press the Take button to confirm the new number and
finish with that option’s settings.
4. Press the Exit button to return to the previous screen OR
Press Shift + Home button to exit Setup mode. The panel returns to the "home" state.
Changing a Panel Gateway Address
Press the Setup button (see Setup Mode (on page 200)).The panel displays available options.
1. Press the Gateway button.
The panel clears all the buttons and the Gateway address is displayed in top-left buttons.
2. Press the first button with the first octet and then use the numeric keys on the left to enter a new
gateway address.
3. Once complete, the Take button flashes. Press the Take button to confirm the new number and
finish with that option’s settings.
4. Press the Exit button to return to the previous screen OR
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Press Shift + Home button to exit Setup mode. The panel returns to the "home" state.
Changing a Panel Subnet
Press the Setup button (see Setup Mode (on page 200)).The panel displays available options.
1. Press the Subnet button.
The panel clears all the buttons and the Subnet address is displayed in top-left buttons.
2. Press the first button with the first octet and then use the numeric keys on the left to enter a new
address.
3. Once complete, the Take button flashes. Press the Take button to confirm the new number and
finish with that option’s settings.
4. Press the Exit button to return to the previous screen OR
Press Shift + Home button to exit Setup mode. The panel returns to the "home" state.
Changing a MAC Address
Press the Setup button (see Setup Mode (on page 200)).The panel displays available options.
1. Press the MAC button.
The panel clears all the buttons and the MAC address is displayed in top-left buttons.
2. Press the first button with the first octet and then use the numeric keys on the left to enter a new
gateway address.
3. Once complete, the Take button flashes. Press the Take button to confirm the new number and
finish with that option’s settings.
4. Press the Exit button to return to the previous screen OR
Press Shift + Home button to exit Setup mode. The panel returns to the "home" state.
Setting Primary and Secondary Server
Press the Setup button.The panel displays available options.
1. Press the 1st Server (to set the primary server) or the 2nd Server button (to set the secondary
server).
The panel clears all the buttons and the IP address is displayed in top-left buttons.
2. Press the first button with the first octet and then use the numeric keys on the left to enter a new
address.
3. Once complete, the Take button flashes. Press the Take button to confirm the new number and
finish with that option’s settings.
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4. Press the Exit button to return to the previous screen OR
Press Shift + Home button to exit Setup mode. The panel returns to the "home" state.
Toggling Primary and Secondary Server
Note: Toggling between servers uses the IP addresses set in the 1st Server and 2nd Server options.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the Setup button (see Setup Mode (on page 200)).The panel displays available options.
Press the Toggle Server button.
Press Yes to toggle between servers or No to cancel.
Press the Exit button to return to the previous screen OR
Press Shift + Home button to exit Setup mode. The panel returns to the "home" state.
Viewing Hardware and Software Versions
Press the Setup button (see Setup Mode (on page 200)).The panel displays available options.
1. Press the HW Ver button to see the hardware address or the SW Ver button to see the software
address.
2. Press Yes to toggle between servers or No to cancel.
3. Press the Exit button to return to the previous screen OR
Press Shift + Home button to exit Setup mode. The panel returns to the "home" state.
Rebooting a Panel
Press the Setup button (see Setup Mode (on page 200)).The panel displays available options.
1. Press the Reboot Panel button to restart the panel.
Invoking a Chop
First, define a chop function. See To edit a Chop button.
Next, follow these steps to invoke a chop:
1. Select (Press) the Destination to chop on the panel
2. Press the first Source button that the destination should chop
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3. Press the Chop button and then press the second Source button
 If you have set Require Take for Switches to No, the chop is invoked immediately after the source
button is pressed.
 If you have set Require Take for Switches to Yes, press the Take button to invoke the chop
When Chop occurs, the source buttons are lit active. The chop button with the right transition rate is lit
as active.
To cancel a chop:
1. Press the currently active source button or any new source to be switched into
 If Require Take for Switches (on the Options page) is set to "No", the Chop is canceled immediately.
 If Require Take for Switches is set to "Yes", the Take button then blinks. Press Take to cancel the
Chop.
Note:
Switching a destination to a source cancels an active Chop.
Chop is supported by Platinum via XY protocol only.
USB
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the Shift button, and then press the Menu button on the front of the control panel.
Press the USB button.
The current state of the USB will be indicated as Enabled or Disabled.
You have the option to Run, Copy, or Backup from the USB.
Screensaver
1. Press the Shift button, and then press the Menu button on the front of the control panel.
2. Press the Screen Saver button.
3. You have the option to Enable/Disable, set Wait Time, or set Cycle Time.
 To enable the screensaver, press Enable and then press Yes.
 To disable the screensaver, press Enable and then press No.
 To set the Wait Time, press Wait Time and then use the numeric keypad to enter time in
minutes
 To set the Cycle Time, press Cycle Time and then use the numeric keypad to enter time in
minutes
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many Magellan Router Control Panels are available?
There are 10 panels available.
 RCP-16PB, RCP-48PB, RCP-96PB have pushbuttons only
 RCP-32PB-OLED, RCP-64PB-OLED have pushbuttons and OLED displays
 RCP-16LCD, RCP-32LCD, RCP-64LCD) have pushbuttons and LCD buttons only; and two panel
styles (RCP-24LCD-OLED, RCP-48LCD-OLED) have pushbuttons, LCD buttons, and OLED displays.
Do they have the same feature set?
All panels use the same software code and logic module. The front panel stuffing determines the
functionality.
What are the connection interfaces?
All panels are shipped standard with both coax and Ethernet connectivity.
What protocols are supported by the panels?
The panels support both legacy Pass Through Protocol on both coax and Ethernet connections, as
well as the new LRC protocol available via Ethernet only.
What is the default protocol and what is recommended?
The default communication protocol is set to XY on the Magellan panel. However, we recommend
to use the LRC Protocol if the system contains Platinum, Platinum IP3, or Platinum VX (routers). LRC
protocol is a name based protocol which provides additional routing level control and status
reporting mechanism.
Can you use them with other Imagine Communications routers?
Yes. The standard Pass Through Protocol is available to use on both the ethernet and coax comm
ports. This will allow for similar functionality and operations for any legacy router as well as
interfacing to any Panacea that does not support ethernet clients.
What are the key feature differences lost when using Pass
Through Protocol versus LRC?
Basic functionality remains the same. However, the ability to automatically update when there is a
database change is lost. In addition, speed may be affected as Pass Through is a significantly slower
connection.
How are the panels configured?
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Each panel has its own built in web server. Configuration is done via a PC.
Do I need a special program to configure the panels?
The only requirement is that the configuration PC has Microsoft Silverlight resident.
How can I access the web server on the panel?
There are two ways. First, a customer can type the IP address of the panel directly. Second, if a
customer has discovered the panels in Navigator, they can access the panels through the Navigator
GUI.
Can I copy panel configurations to other panels?
Yes, you can copy configurations directly from one panel’s web server by specifying the IP addresses
of other panels. You can also copy a panel configuration via the panel’s USB port.
Note: Configurations can only be copied to like panel types.
Do Magellan Control Panels support Unicode names?
Yes, Magellan LCD control panels support Unicode names. You must set up the Long Name field in
Navigator to input Unicode names, and set the display name property of the panel to Long Name. A
compatible Unicode font must also be installed on the panel for the name to be displayed properly.
I do not see group or category as an option for my panel button.
To set the panel button type to Group or Category, ensure you are in their respective operation
modes.
See Control Panel Operation Modes for a list of the operation modes available for each control panel
type.
How can I edit generated button labels?
1. Click the Generate Buttons Label icon.
2. Select Microsoft Word as the output file type.
3. Open the generated Word file, and then edit and format the text as desired.
How do I return panel button colors to their default settings?
At any button color selection, select the first option in the Button Appearance drop-down list. This
option appears as a blank selection.
The control panel displays for my web configuration are not
clear.
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The web configuration is optimized for use with monitors having screen resolutions of 1280×1024
pixels. Larger resolutions will allow better visibility of panels with more buttons.
How can I create favorite source or favorite destination buttons?
Favorite source and destination buttons are created by assigning a source or destination button type
(in grouping or category mode) to an LCD button.
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Specifications
Specifications
Note: All specifications and designs are subject to change without notice
Electrical Specifications
Table 19: Magellan Router Control Panel Electrical Specifications
Item
Specification
Input
1RU portable desktop power supply
module available as an option)
Desktop power supply
Universal input
50/60 Hz, 25 W
100-240 VAC
Output
5 VDC
Total power
25 W
Operating temperature
41° – 104°F (5° – 40°C)
Mechanical Specifications
Table 20: Magellan Router Control Panel Mechanical Specifications
Item
Specification
Size
1RU
19 in. × 1.75 in.× 1.75 in.
(48.3 cm × 4.5 cm × 4.5 cm)
2RU
19 in. × 1.75 in.× 3.5 in.
(48.3 cm × 4.5 cm × 8.9 cm)
Weight (fully loaded)
1RU
1.7 lb (0.78 kg)
2RU
3.2 lb (1.5 kg)
LED indicators
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Power
Network
Connection
Enabled
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Table 21: Input/Output Signal Specifications
Item
Specification
RS-232 serial communication
DB-9 pin connector
X-Y (coaxial communication)
75 BNC
Ethernet
RJ-45
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