CX-6p-PoE User`s Manual
CX-6p-PoE User’s Manual
Revision 1.0
4/1/2013
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
American Fibertek, Inc warrants that at the time of delivery the products delivered will be
free of defects in materials and workmanship. Defective products will be repaired or
replaced at the exclusive option of American Fibertek. A Return Material Authorization
(RMA) number is required to send the products back in case of return. All returns must
be shipped prepaid. This warranty is void if the products have been tampered with. This
warranty shall be construed in accordance with New Jersey law and the courts of New
Jersey shall have exclusive jurisdiction over this contract. EXCEPT FOR THE
FOREGOING
WARRANTY,
THERE
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MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR
OTHERWISE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WHICH EXTENDS BEYOND THE
WARRANTY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT. In any event, American
Fibertek will not be responsible or liable for contingent, consequential, or incidental
damages. No agreement or understanding, expressed or implied, except as set forth in this
warranty, will be binding upon American Fibertek unless in writing, signed by a duly
authorized officer of American Fibertek.
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Table of contents
Introduction .................................................................................................................. 5
Overview
Package Checklist
Product Features
Product Specifications
Getting Started ............................................................................................................. 8
Panel Layout
Connecting the Hardware
LED indicators
Real-time clock
Initial IP configuration ............................................................................................... 15
Factory default IP
Reset sequence
NTP/timeserver configuration
Operating modes........................................................................................................ 18
Overview
Serial Server Mode
Serial Client Mode
Alarm input forwarding
Aux outputs
Pilot interface
Web Interface.............................................................................................................. 25
Connecting to the CX-6p-PoE
Interface layout
Operator setup
Global settings
IP Ethernet Setup
NTP Setup
Alarm Setup
Aux Setup
Communications
Watchdog
Probe Setup
PoE Monitor
Upload Firmware
Reboot Net I/O
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Pinouts and connectors ............................................................................................ 48
Power
Ethernet
Serial
Aux/Alarm
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Introduction
Overview
Package Checklist
Product Features
Product Specifications
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Overview
Thank you purchasing your American Fibertek CX-6p-PoE. Please take a few minutes to
read these installation instructions in order to obtain maximum performance from this
product.
The AFI V’NES (Video Network Enterprise Solution) CX-6p-PoE is a 6 port IEEE 802.3
switch which also provides support for environmental monitors. There are 4 ports at
10/100 Base-TX and 2 SFP ports at 1000 Base-X. The SFP ports accept a variety of
SFP optics as well as copper SFP. The 10/100 Base-TX ports provide PoE power at
both IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at up to a maximum of 60 watts over an extended
temperature range of -20C to +70C.
The CX-6p-PoE also accommodates serial data and contact I/O signals to be made
accessible on and linked over a network, with CX-6p-PoE devices acting as transparent
bridges to link together customer equipment. This permits contact closure signals –
such as door opening sensors, alarm buttons, or motion detectors – to be linked to
remote alarm annunciation, or serial data sources such as key pads or card registers to
send data to a remote monitoring system. CX-6p-PoE devices can be linked together
over a standard Ethernet connection, making it possible to use a pre-existing LAN or the
Internet for device communication.
There are also 2 USB probe ports which support American Fibertek P-TAH and P-VHF
environmental probes. The P-TAH probe monitors temperature, airflow, and humidity.
The P-VFP probe monitors voltage, frequency, and ac voltage.
Package Checklist
CX-6p-PoE
Installation guide
Power cord
Product Features
Serial connectivity over network : 1 serial RS232 port
4 Auto-detect 10/100 Base-TX Ethernet ports with Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE)
2 Small Form Pluggable (SFP) Ethernet ports
4 Contact outputs : NO (normally open) and NC (normally closed) : 500KV isolated
4 Alarm inputs (configurable as NO/NC)
2 AFI Environmental Probe USB connections
Alarm transmission over network with verification and retry
Product Specifications
LAN
Ethernet
Protection
4 ports RJ45 10/100 Base-TX, 2 ports SFP 1000 Base-X
1500KV magnetic isolation
Serial interface
Duplex
Number of ports
Signals
Baud rate
RS232
Full duplex
1
RS232:
TXD/RXD, CTS/RTS
0 to 57600 bps
Serial
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Contact closures
Contact type
Contact outputs
Current rating
Voltage rating
Form C
4
1A
30VDC/1A
65VDC/0.46A
150VAC/0.46A
Alarm Inputs
Software Selectable
4 Channels
Normally Open (NO) or Normally Closed (NC)
Unsupervised or Supervised
Battery backup
Real-time clock
User settings
10 years
Indefinite
Power requirements
Connector type
Power input voltage
Power input frequency
Power required
Grounded IEC C14 socket
90 – 264 VAC
47 – 63 Hz
150W maximum
Mechanical
Dimensions
Weight
Mounting
8.5” x 1.7” x 6.75”
216mm x 44mm x 172mm
1 lb, 6 oz (0.62 kg)
Surface or rack mount
Environmental
Storage temperature
Operating temperature
Operating humidity range
MTBF
-20C to +85C (-4F to 185F)
-20C to +70C (32F to 158F)
5 - 95%RH
>100,000 hrs
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Getting Started
Panel Layout
Connecting the Hardware
LED indicators
Real-time clock
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Panel Layout
CX-6p-PoE Front
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CX-6p-PoE Rear
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Connecting the Hardware
Connecting power
Use the supplied AC line cord to connect the CX-6p-PoE to a 90-260VAC power line by
plugging one end of the cord into the polarized 3 pin socket on the rear of the CX-6pPoE, and the other end into an available 3 pin grounded power outlet.
Connecting to the network
Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the any of ports 1-4 on the front of the CX-6pPoE and the other end to the Ethernet network.
Connecting a serial device
To connect the CX-6p-PoE to a RS232 serial device, connect a serial cable from the
serial port on the rear of the CX-6p-PoE to the serial device. The CX-6p-PoE RS232 is
configured as a DTE device.
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Connecting contacts
The CX-6p-PoE has a 20-pin connector for 4 alarm inputs and 4 aux contact outputs.
Contact connector – rear view
Each connector point on the block has a tab which is pressed in to insert / release the
wire into the adjacent opening. To make a connection, strip ¼” from the end of a wire,
then while pressing on the small orange tab adjacent insert the wire into the hole. When
the tab is released the wire will be securely held in the hole. To remove the wire, press
the tab again and pull the wire out.
Connecting an alarm input
The 4 alarm input connections are all located on the same terminal block, as indicated
by the above diagram. Each alarm input is a pair of connections which are intended to
be connected to external user equipment.
These terminals are intended to be connected to customer equipment which will make or
break a connection between the two terminals, such as a door open switch or motion
detector contact output. It can be designated through the configuration web page if an
alarm condition will correspond to the connection being made or the connection being
broken.
To connect an alarm source such as a door switch or motion detector to the CX-6p-PoE,
use two wires, 16-28 AWG in size. Strip about ¼” of the insulation from the end of the
wires before inserting them into the terminal block. While pressing in the small orange
tab adjacent insert the wire into the hole. When the tab is released the wire will be held
securely.
Note: the electrical connection to the alarm inputs are to be connected only to isolated
contact closure devices, and must not be directly connected to any external power or
ground source. Directly connecting either terminal of the alarm input to any voltage
source or external ground may damage the CX-6p-PoE.
Connecting a supervised contact
In supervised contact mode a 1K resistor is connected in series with the contact closure.
This resistor should be located at or close to the contact device, so that short circuits
across the contact lines will be detected. A valid contact closure will be registered only
when the resistance across the contact input lines is measured to be nominally 1K ohm.
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Connecting an aux output
Each contact output is made through three connections on the contact block. The
connections for each aux contact output are arranged in four groups of three terminals,
one group for each aux contact output. In each group the terminal on the left (looking at
the back of the unit) is the Common terminal on the form C. This terminal is labeled ‘C’.
The center terminal (labeled ‘NC’) is the Normally Closed contact, and the terminal on
the right (labeled ‘NO’) is the Normally Open contact.
To connect an external device to an aux contact out on the CX-6p-PoE, use two wires,
16-24 AWG in size. Strip about ¼” of the insulation from the end of the wires before
inserting them into the terminal block. While pressing in the small orange tab adjacent
insert the wire into the hole. When the tab is released the wire will be held securely.
Aux Contact Out
When an output is not active, the Common terminal will be electrically connected inside
the CX-6p-PoE to the Normally Closed terminal. When the output becomes active, the
connection between the Common terminal and the Normally Closed terminal will be
broken, and a connection will then be made inside the CX-6p-PoE between the C
terminal and the Normally Open terminal.
The Aux Output terminals are electrically isolated from the CX-6p-PoE and from each
other, and can be safely connected to external power sources or grounds.
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Connecting an Environmental Probe
The CX-6p-PoE has two connector ports on the rear of the unit where AFI Environmental
Probe devices such as the P-TAH or P-VFP can be connected. These ports are located
all the way to the right of the unit when looking at it from the rear.
To connect an AFI environmental probe, use the cable provided with the probe. Plug the
smaller end of the cable into the probe. Plug the larger, flat end of the cable into the CX6p-PoE. The LED on the probe should illuminate green. It may briefly flash red when
first connected, and then yellow for a few seconds after initially being connected, before
turning solid green with intermittent yellow flashes.
The CX-6p-PoE will automatically determine which type of probe has been installed and
read alarm and warning data stored in the probe into memory.
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LED indicators
The CX-6p-PoE has twelve LED indicators on the front of the unit, associated
with the Ethernet switch and PoE function, and four on the back of the unit,
associated with the environmental monitoring and communications functions.
Front panel indicators – Ethernet connection status
The front panel of the CX-6p-PoE has two LEDs located above each of the first
four RJ45 Ethernet ports. The LED on to the left of each port is a combined
link/activity LED which will illuminate a solid green when an Ethernet link
connection has been made, and will flash rapidly to indicate link activity. The
LED on the right side of each port will illuminate green if power is being provided
to the PoE powered device connected to that port.
Adjacent to each of ports 5 and 6 (the two SFP ports to the right of the first four
ports) are two more LEDs. The upper LED indicates if an optical link is detected
on the port. This LED will illuminate LED if no optical link is detected, and green
if an optical link is detected. The lower LED is a combined link/activity indicator.
It will illuminate green when an Ethernet connection is detected on the port, and
flash rapidly to indicate link activity.
Rear panel indicators – Environmental monitoring functions
There are four LEDs on the rear of the device, arranged in two groups of two, on
the right side of the device as seen from the rear.
Probe status LEDs
There are two LEDs located in between the RS232 serial port and the
environmental probe connectors. These two LEDs indicate the status of the two
environmental probes. These LEDs will each be off if the associated probe is not
installed, green if it is installed and all monitored parameters are within normal
ranges, and red if any of the monitored environmental parameters are outside of
warning or alarm ranges.
Status/Alarm LED
On the right side of the rear panel of the unit are two LEDs. The upper of these
two LEDs indicates the unit’s power and overall alarm status. This LED will
normally light green when the unit is powered. It will illuminate red if the ambient
temperature is above 70C or below 0C, or if an internal hardware problem is
detected in the CX-6p-PoE.
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Serial RX/TX LED
On the right side of the rear panel of the unit are two LEDs. The lower of these
two LEDs indicates activity on the unit’s RD232 serial port. This LED will
illuminate green if there is data being transmitted out of the port, or green if there
is data being received at the port.
Real-time clock
The CX-6p-PoE’s real-time clock and calendar (RTC) uses a lithium battery to retain
time and date settings while the unit is not powered. It is strongly recommended that
you not attempt to replace this battery without technical assistance from AFI.
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Initial IP configuration
Factory default IP
Reset sequence
NTP/timeserver configuration
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Factory default IP
The CX-6p-PoE is factory programmed with the following default network settings:
IP address
Netmask
Gateway
DNS
192.168.0.246
255.255.255.0
192.168.0.143
None programmed
If the CX-6p-PoE has not had its IP address changed by the user it will be possible to
connect to it at this network address. If you do not know the IP address of the unit, you
can reset the unit back to factory defaults and then connect at the default address.
Reset sequence
If the IP address or username and password to log in are not know, it will be necessary
to reset the CX-6p-PoE to factory defaults in order to access the administration web
interface. The reset procedure will set all unit settings to their factory defaults.
To reset the CX-6p-PoE perform the following steps:
Disconnect power from the CX-6p-PoE
With a paperclip or other small object, press and hold the reset button recessed
in the rear of the unit
Connect power to the CX-6p-PoE
Wait ten seconds
Release the reset button
The CX-6p-PoE will now be reset to factory default configuration. This will reset all userconfigurable settings, including network address, username and password, and all
contact and serial interface settings.
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NTP/timeserver configuration
The CX-6p-PoE has a real time clock/calendar which keeps track of the current
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). This battery-backed time and date setting can be
updated by regular Network Time Protocol (NTP) packets from a server connected to
the same network as the CX-6p-PoE. Alternately, the CX-6p-PoE can be set to actively
connect to a UTC server for routine clock/calendar updates. The default setting is to
accept NTP packets.
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Operating modes
Overview
Serial Server Mode
Serial Client Mode
Alarm input forwarding
Aux outputs
Pilot interface
Environmental Probes
Power-Over-Ethernet
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Overview
The CX-6p-PoE permits devices which use serial or contact closure signals to
communicate with each other to be connected over an Ethernet network. The CX-6pPoE acts as a virtual cable connection, permitting signals to be sent between units as if
there was a direct connection between them. This allows the distance between
customer equipment to be greatly increased, and reduces the number of cables needed
to connect multiple pieces of customer equipment.
The CX-6p-PoE makes serial ports and contact inputs and outputs accessible on a
network. Other devices on the network (including other AFI devices such as the CX-6pPoE or Commander) can connect to these ports, or accept connections from them,
allowing serial data or contact closure events to be transmitted between devices. The
CX-6p-PoE comes with a configuration web interface which can be used to link serial
and contact ports on multiple CX-6p-PoE devices together to provide a transparent
connection between customer equipment over the network.
With a built-in Power Over Ethernet Power Sourcing Equipment switch, the CX-6p-PoE
can provide power and Ethernet connectivity to IP cameras, and other PoE (or non-PoE)
enabled devices. The 2 SFP ports support various types of 1000BaseX SFP modules (to
be purchased separately) including copper, and various types of fiber.
In addition to providing transparent serial or contact connection between customer
equipment, the CX-6p-PoE is also intended to work as part of a system with V’NES Pilot
software. This permits features such as logging of contact events or serial data.
Configuration of serial links and contacts differ in that serial connections are intended to
be point-to-point communication between to devices, while contacts can be set to trigger
various actions locally or remotely as desired. Each serial port or contact input or output
can be configured independently.
Each serial port can be set to act as either a Server or a Client port.
Serial Server Mode
In Server mode, the CX-6p-PoE will make available a network port with a unique IP and
Port number. It will then wait passively for an incoming TCP/IP connection to that port.
When a TCP/IP connection is established, data sent to the CX-6p-PoE through the
TCP/IP connection will be transmitted out on the hardware serial port, and data received
on the hardware serial port will be returned to the TCP/IP connection. This incoming
TCP/IP connection could be a made by another CX-6p-PoE device in Client mode,
another V’NES product, or by a third-party device.
Data flow between the hardware port and the TCP/IP connection is bidirectional. The
rate at which data on the RS232 port is transmitted and received can be set through the
configuration web page.
Once a connection has been made to a port on the CX-6p-PoE, no other connection to
that port will be accepted until the connection is broken. Once the connection is broken
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the CX-6p-PoE will reset and re-open the port, and will wait for the connection to be reestablished.
An option is available to only permit incoming TCP/IP connections from a specific
source. If the user specifies an IP address for a server mode port, only connections
from that port will be accepted.
Serial Client Mode
In Serial Client mode, the CX-6p-PoE will actively attempt to connect to a pre-defined
server device over the network. When a valid IP address and target port are set through
the configuration screen, the CX-6p-PoE will attempt to open a TCP/IP connection to
that address. Once a connection is made, serial data received on that hardware serial
port will be transmitted to the target server device, and data returned by the target server
device will be returned to the hardware serial port.
Data flow between the hardware port and the TCP/IP connection is bidirectional. The
rate at which data on the RS232 port is transmitted and received can be set through the
configuration web page.
Each serial port can only send data to a single target server address at once. If the
connection to the target server is lost, the CX-6p-PoE will immediately attempt to
reconnect. If the reconnect attempt fails, the CX-6p-PoE will retry every 60 seconds
afterwards to re-establish the connection.
Alarm input forwarding
The CX-6p-PoE has four contact inputs which can be connected to customer supplied
contact closure devices such as motion detectors or door switches. Each alarm input
can be linked through the CX-6p-PoE to trigger an aux contact output on that device, or
another CX-6p-PoE device or other AFI devices elsewhere on the network.
The conditions which will be considered an alarm can be set through the configuration
web page. Thus the CX-6p-PoE can be used with alarms where a contact is broken
(such as a wire break or emergency stop switch) or where a contact is made (such as a
motion detector). The minimum duration that the contact must be made or broken
before an alarm is registered can also be set by the user, so that the user can set an
alarm to trigger only if an alarm condition has been present for a certain amount of time.
Each aux input may also be configured to operate in ‘supervised’ mode, where the
contact will only be triggered when a 1K resistance is detected across the input. Either
an open circuit or a short circuit will be detected as no contact made. This can be set by
the user through the configuration screen.
When an alarm is triggered, the CX-6p-PoE can be set to activate aux output contacts
either on that same CX-6p-PoE, or on other CX-6p-PoE or AFI devices on the network.
The user can set which output to set and whether to turn it on or off in response to the
triggered alarm. The user can also set the target aux contact out to be set on or off for a
specific duration in response to a local alarm condition. Alternately the user can set the
target aux contact out to be set on or off indefinitely in response to a local contact, so
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that a local contact will cause an aux out to be set or cleared until some other trigger
clears or sets that aux output.
The permitted targets of aux contact actions to be taken in response to local alarms are
any CX-6p-PoE devices, or any other compatible AFI devices such as C10 Commander
devices, on the same network as the CX-6p-PoE. Up to two independent actions can be
taken by a CX-6p-PoE in response to a local alarm condition.
Local actions – where a local alarm condition is set to activate an aux contact output on
the same local unit – will be taken immediately. Remote actions – where a local alarm
condition is set to trigger an aux contact on another unit – are stored in a queue and
acted on sequentially. The CX-6p-PoE will for each queued action attempt to open a
connection to the target device and send it a command to take the set aux output action.
If it fails to connect, or fails to get a confirmation response from the target device, it will
retry the action after a 5 second delay. The CX-6p-PoE will attempt to take an action 15
times before abandoning it.
The user may also set up to two messages to be sent to specified IP addresses for each
alarm input. Separate messages can be specified for alarm detection and alarm
clearing.
The CX-6p-PoE will also send messages to up to four Event Servers (that have drivers
for the CXB-6p-PoE such as Pilot Software) on alarm input change, as well as periodic
updates of all alarm and aux status. These messages can trigger events in the CMS
Pilot Software.
Aux outputs
The CX-6p-PoE makes four aux contact outputs available to devices on the network.
Any device on the network can connect to a port on the CX-6p-PoE and with a properly
formatted and authenticated message signal the CX-6p-PoE to trigger one of those
output ports to change state. The CX-6p-PoE will verify that the indicated aux output did
in fact change state and will respond to the device which sent the message to confirm.
The CX-6p-PoE ’s aux outputs can accept state change commands from any number of
sources.
The CX-6p-PoE outputs are controlled by mechanically latching relays. Once an output
has been commanded to a specific state it will retain that state until commanded
otherwise, even if power to the unit is lost. The user can set through the configuration
web page the behavior for the contacts to take when power applied to the unit after a
power outage. The output can be configured to switch on or switch off. Switching off is
the default condition. The contact will turn off on power loss, this cannot be changed.
The aux output can also be manually controlled by the user through the configuration
web page. The web page will indicate the current state of the aux output and permit the
user to change that state.
The CX-6p-PoE will also send messages to up to four Pilot servers on aux contact
output change, as well as periodic updates of all alarm and aux status. These
messages can trigger events in the CMS Pilot Software.
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Watchdog function
The CX-6p-PoE has a watchdog feature which allows it to monitor the function of up to
four network connected devices. The CX-6p-PoE can monitor a network device by
periodically sending ping requests to the device over the network. After a number of
pings without responses from the target device, the CX-6p-PoE takes an action which
can be configured by the user. This action can consist of either setting an aux contact
output on the CX-6p-PoE for a set period of time, sending a TCP message over the
network to a user-defined destination, sending an alarm email to a user-supplied
address, or cycling power on one of the four POE powered Ethernet ports on the the CX6p-PoE.
This feature permits the CX-6p-PoE to monitor an external piece of network-connected
equipment, and on detection of a failure trigger an alarm, notify a technician, powercycle an external device through a relay, or directly cycle power on a POE powered
device connected to one of the four POE powered ports on the CX-6p-PoE.
Pilot interface
The CX-6p-PoE is intended to communicate over the network with up to four Pilot server
devices. The user will provide an address and port number for each of the Pilot servers
he wishes the CX-6p-PoE to communicate with. The CX-6p-PoE will automatically
attempt to connect to Pilot servers when a valid IP address and port number have been
provided.
Once connected to a Pilot server, the CX-6p-PoE will send updates of the status of all
alarm inputs and aux outputs, along with the latest readings from all connected
environmental probes, to each Pilot server every 5 seconds. It will also send immediate
updates every time an alarm input or aux output changes state, or when a probe reading
exceeds warning or alarm thresholds. These messages can trigger events in the Pilot
VMS software.
Environmental Probes
The CX-6p-PoE is designed to connect to up to two AFI environmental probe devices.
These devices are used to monitor environmental conditions such as temperature,
humidity, and airflow, or to monitor the power being used by customer equipment.
When a probe is connected to the CX-6p-PoE, the CX-6p-PoE will automatically detect
the probe type and read the probe’s serial number, user-definable name, and all alarm
and warning bounds and programmed actions from the probe’s memory.
Once a probe has been connected and all configuration data read from it, the CX-6pPoE will every ten seconds read the latest set of environmental readings from the probe.
The latest readings will be displayed on the web page, and forwarded to any connected
Pilot servers. If any of the readings are outside the set warning or alarm levels for that
probe, the CX-6p-PoE can take several programmed actions, setting an aux contact
output on the CX-6p-PoE for a set period of time, or sending an alarm email to a user-
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supplied address. The CX-6p-PoE will also notify any connected Pilot servers of the
alarm condition.
Ethernet Switch
The CX-6p-PoE includes an Ethernet switch with 4 10/100BaseT auto MDI/MDIX and
auto-negotiate ports(1-4) and 2 SFP ports(5 and 6).
Ports 1-4 auto negotiation supports 100BaseT or 10BaseT modes with either full on half
duplex. The auto negotiate function will establish a link at the highest speed and duplex
supported by the link partner.
Ports 1-4 auto MDI/MDIX allow the transmit and receive twisted pairs to be automatically
detected and configured as necessary to match the cable and link partner's
configuration. This allows use of “straight” or “crossover” cables to be used either type of
device. However, the PoE's polarity to the PD (or end device) should be taken into
consideration separately, as polarity of the PoE power is fixed.
The SFP ports operate at 1000BaseX mode. When an SFP link is connected to a link
partner, auto negotiation is attempted advertising 1000BaseX mode only, and if auto
negotiation fails, the link assumes 1000BaseX mode. The CxB-6PoE should function
properly with any SFP module which operates in 1000BaseX mode. Below is a table of
AFI SFP modules available along with compatibility information.
AFI number
Media type
Wavelength
Fiber Mode
Distance(meters)
Compatible?
SFP-TX
1000BaseT
Copper RJ45
N/A
100M
Yes
1000BaseT
mode
SFP-FX
100Base-FX
850nm
MM
2KM
No
SFP-LX
1000Base-LX
1310nm
SM
10KM
Yes
SFP-LX-2
1000Base-LX
1310nm
SM
2KM
Yes
SFP-SX
1000Base-SX
850nm
MM
550M
Yes
SFP-ZX
1000Base-ZX
1550nm
SM
80KM
Yes
The Ethernet switch function provides routing each uni-cast packet to the appropriate
destination port, increasing the usable bandwidth within the network segment. The
Ethernet switch stores MAC addresses in its port database to keep track of which ports
devices are connected to.
The CxB6-PoE's internal switch device contain six independent 802.3 media access
controllers (MACs) ,and a high-speed, non-blocking four traffic class QoS switch fabric
that uses a dynamic queue limit architecture. The QoS architecture switches packets
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into one of four traffic class queues. The QoS (Quality of service) functionality supports
Tag priority, IPV4, and IPV6. Tag priority precedes IPV4 and IPV6. All of the factors
possibly affecting the packet switching is based on the incoming port, IEEE 802.1p(tag),
IPv4 Type of Service (TOS) or Differentiated Services (Diff-Serv), IPv6 Traffic Class,
802.1Q VLAN ID, destination MAC address or source MAC address. The devices also
contain a high-performance address look-up engine with support for up to 8192 active
nodes, and a 1 Mbit frame buffer memory. The MAC units in the devices comply fully
with the applicable sections of IEEE 802.3.
The frames are placed in queues with assigned priorities ranging from 3(highest ) to
0(lowest). The sequence of transmission of QoS weighted frames is as follows:
3, 2, 3, 1, 3, 2, 3, 0, 3, 2, 3, 1, 3, 2, 3
The frames assigned to higher priorities will have more opportunity to be transmitted,
while the frames assigned to lower priorities will have less opportunity for transmission.
The higher priority frames are given a larger fraction of the total time available for MAC.
Multi-cast is supported by the switch, and incoming multi-cast frames are forwarded to
all ports IEEE 802.3q VLAN is also supported. Packets tagged with VLAN ID will be
forwarded to the appropriate port with the VLAN ID and priority information still in the
tag.
Power-Over-Ethernet
The CX-6p-PoE can provide power to up to four devices connected to Ethernet ports 1-4
via the 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard. The CX-6p-PoE can provide up to
30W of power to each device individually, but can only provide 60W of power total to all
four devices. For example, it could provide 15W simultaneously to four devices, or 30W
simultaneously to two devices, but it could not provide 30W simultaneously to all four
devices.
To power an Ethernet device from the CX-6p-PoE, simply plug the Ethernet cable
connected to that device into one of ports 1-4 on the front of the CX-6p-PoE. The CX6p-PoE will automatically detect the device and provide power to it. The LED above and
to the right of the powered device’s port will illuminate to indicate power is being
delivered.
The CX-6p-PoE will monitor the voltage and power being delivered at each port, and will
display that information on the user web page. Power delivery to each port can be
manually disabled or enabled through the web page.
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Web Interface
Connecting to the CX-6p-PoE
Interface layout
Operator setup
Global settings
IP Ethernet Setup
NTP Setup
Alarm Setup
Aux Setup
Communications
Watchdog
Probe Setup
PoE Monitor
Upload Firmware
Reboot Net I/O
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Connecting to the CX-6p-PoE
Use a Windows PC or similar computer connected to an Ethernet network. Connect the
CX-6p-PoE to the same network. Ensure that the network is one where the IP address
of the CX-6p-PoE (Default address is 192.168.0.246) is legal and not already in use.
You will need to use a browser program such as Internet Explorer with cookie
functionality enabled to connect to the CX-6p-PoE.
Type 192.168.0.246 in to the Address bar of your browser window and then press Enter.
(If you have changed the IP address of the CX-6p-PoE, you will need to type that
address in instead.) You should see a prompt for a User Name and Password to access
the unit.
The default User Name and Password are “Admin” and “Password” respectively. It is
strongly recommended that you change these when you first install and set up your unit.
Interface layout
The CX-6p-PoE web interface screens use a common design in which the screen is
divided into three sections. Across the top of the screen is a title bar which contains the
user-settable device name and device location strings, and the current time and date
setting.
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Down the left side of each screen is a menu used to access the configuration sub-pages.
Clicking on one of the selections in that menu will bring up that configuration sub-page.
The name of currently selected sub-page will be indicated in bold.
When an individual sub-page has been selected, that sub-page will display in the main
part of the interface screen. The name of that sub-page will be shown in a header just
below the main title bar. Controls specific to each sub-page will be shown below that,
and at the bottom of the screen will be buttons labeled “Save” and “Default”
The Save button at the bottom of each screen will cause the specific settings on that
screen to be saved to the CX-6p-PoE’s nonvolatile configuration files, and then will
return the user to the main configuration screen.
The Default button will cause all settings on that screen to be reset back to their factory
defaults. It will also save the default settings to the nonvolatile configuration memory
and return the user to the main configuration screen. These changes will take place
immediately.
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Operator setup
The Operator Setup screen permits the user to set the Username and Password used to
log in to the operator web page. A username and password combination are required. It
is recommended that you change these from the default settings.
Setting
Default Value
Range
Username
"Admin"
15 characters
Password
"Password"
15 characters
Changes to this page take place immediately. If you change the username or password
and save changes, you will then have to enter the new username and password to
continue using the web interface.
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Global settings
The Global Settings screen permit the user to change the Device Name and Device
Location strings associated with the CX-6p-PoE. These strings are shown at the header
at the top of every configuration web page. They are also provided in the configuration
data sent to any Pilot server which the CX-6p-PoE communicates with to identify the CX6p-PoE.
Setting
Default Value
Range
Device Name
"CX-6p-PoE"
39 characters
Device Location
"Afi"
39 characters
Changes to these settings take effect immediately.
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IP Ethernet Setup
The IP Ethernet Setup page permits the user to set the network address and network
access settings of the CX-6p-PoE. It also permits the user to designate up to four Pilot
servers for the CX-6p-PoE to connect and sent configuration data and status updates to.
Setting
IP Address
Default Value
" 192.168.0.246 "
Range
15 characters
Subnet Mask
"255.255.255.0"
15 characters
Default Gateway
" 192.168.0.143 "
15 characters
DNS
“0.0.0.0”
15 characters
MAC address
Unique for each unit
6 bytes hexadecimal
These four IP configuration strings must be provided in dotted-quad format and have a
maximum length of 15 characters. Note that changes to these settings take place
immediately, so if you change the unit’s IP address in this screen and then save the
settings you will have to enter the new IP address in the browser address bar to
reconnect to the unit. Changes to the IP address or subnet mask will also cause any
active Pilot or serial port network connections to disconnect. Those connections will
then attempt to reconnect with the new network settings.
The DNS is an optional field. If a valid DNS address is provided, it will be used to look
up the address of the mail server provided by the user.
Setting
Default Value
Range
Pilot Server
1-4
Fixed
IP
"0.0.0.0"
15 characters
Port
8800
8000 - 32767
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Settings for four Pilot servers are provided. Default settings for each are “0.0.0.0” and
port “8800”. An CX-6p-PoE will not attempt to connect to a Pilot server whose address
is still “0.0.0.0”, but will begin attempting to connect as soon as a valid address is
entered and saved.
For each of the four target servers, an indication of “CONNECTED” or “NOT
CONNECTED” is provided to show if the CX-6p-PoE has successfully connected to that
server.
Setting
Default Value
Range
To address
80 characters
Mail server
64 characters
Login name
64 characters
Password
16 characters
Retries
3 tries every 15
minutes
0-999, 0-999
In order to send email notifications the system needs to connect to an SMTP mail server.
The server may be an IP Address or mail server URL. In the case of a URL, At least one
DNS server must be specified on the IP Ethernet set up page.
A ‘Mail status’ indication is provided to indicate the status of any attempt to send an
Email message.
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NTP Setup
The NTP Setup screen is used to control how the real-time clock/calendar of the CX-6pPoE is updated. The user can select one of three update modes: No updates, NTP
broadcast updates, or polling a NTP server.
If “None” is selected for the NTP update mode, the CX-6p-PoE will never update its realtime clock/calendar. If the time was set accurately before updating was disabled and a
working battery is installed it should retain a fairly accurate time and date for some time.
There will be some drift from true time and date over time, so this mode is not
recommended.
If “Accept NTP Broadcast” is selected, the CX-6p-PoE will update its time and date
settings every time it received a NTP broadcast packet on the network. This is the
default setting.
If “Poll NTP Server” is selected, the CX-6p-PoE will periodically connect to a NTP server
to update its RTC setting. No server is specified by default, so if the user wishes to use
this function they will have to specify a server address. The time between updates can
be set. The default setting for update rate is to update once every 12 hours.
Setting
Default Value
Range
Mode
Accept NTP Broadcast
Server Address
Hours
Minutes
"0.0.0.0"
12
0
None
Accept NTP Broadcast
Poll NTP Server
15 characters
0 - 32767
0 - 59
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Alarm Setup
The Alarm Setup screen is used to configure the CX-6p-PoE’s alarm input, and the
actions to be taken when the input is triggered. The hardware alarm contact inputs can
have its trigger conditions and actions independently configured.
Alarm settings
Setting
Default Value
Range
Name
Email
Input Type
“alarm-N”
Off
Normally Open
Supervision
Normal
Duration
1 second
15 characters
Check box on/off
Normally Open
Normally Closed
Normal
Supervised
Static
1,5,15,30,or 45 seconds
1 or 5 minutes
The alarm input has an associated user-settable text label. The alarm name label is
supplied along with the number when reporting the status of an alarm input to a Pilot
server. This label may be up to 15 characters long.
The Input Type setting selects if the normal (non-alarm) state is if the contact input is
closed or if the contact input is open. In Normally Open mode an alarm will be
registered when the two contact input terminals are shorted to each other. In Normally
Closed mode an alarm will be registered when the two contact inputs are not shorted to
each other. The default mode is Normally Open.
The Supervision setting selects if the alarm input is a normal contact closure or a
supervised contact closure. In supervised mode the contact closure will only be
registered if a 1K resistance value is measured across the alarm input terminals. An
open circuit and a short circuit will both be detected as no contact closure. The default
mode for Supervision is Normal (non-supervised) contact mode.
The duration setting sets a minimum time for which the alarm condition must be
maintained before an alarm is triggered. Setting the duration to “Static” will cause the
CX-6p-PoE to trigger an alarm the moment it detects an alarm condition. If a longer
duration is selected the CX-6p-PoE will not trigger an alarm until the input has been
maintained continuously for that duration.
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Alarm actions
The alarm input can have set multiple actions to be taken on that alarm’s triggering.
These actions consist of setting the contact outputs on that same CX-6p-PoE, or on
other CX-6p-PoE devices or other AFI devices on the network, of sending specific text
messages to a target over the network, or of sending an email message.
Remote Aux Actions
Setting
Default Value
Range
Action address
Action aux
Action state
“0.0.0.0”
1-6
On
Action duration
5 seconds
15 characters
1-99
On
Off
Follow
1,5,15,30,or 45 seconds
1 or 5 minutes
Indefinitely
Address indicated the network IP address of the target device. This may be up to 15
characters long and must be in dotted-quad format. The default setting of “0.0.0.0”
indicates no action to be taken. Set this to the IP address of this CX-6p-PoE to
indication an action to be taken on the local unit. Setting it to another valid IP address
will cause the CX-6p-PoE to attempt to connect to that target on the network and set an
output on it when the alarm is triggered.
Aux is the number of the aux contact out on the target device to trigger. The valid range
of this number depends on the device being contacted. The CX-6p-PoE does not know
what the target unit is, so it is the responsibility of the user to select a valid output
number for the target device.
Action selects if the target aux output is to be set ON or OFF in response to the local
alarm condition.
Duration sets how long to set the target output for. If a duration is set, the CX-6p-PoE
will set the target aux contact out to the selected status (ON or OFF) for the chosen
duration, and them will set the target to the opposite setting. Thus, if an alarm is set to
trigger a certain aux ON for 5 seconds, the CX-6p-PoE will when that alarm is triggered
contact the target unit, set the indicated aux to ON, wait five seconds, and then set the
indicated aux to OFF.
Selecting “Follow” for the duration will cause the CX-6p-PoE to make the targeted aux
contact out follow the state of the alarm input. If the action selected is ON, the target will
be turned ON whenever the local alarm goes ON, and OFF when the local alarm goes
OFF. Selecting an action of OFF will invert the behavior, causing the targeted aux to go
OFF when the local alarm is triggered and ON when it is not.
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Selecting “Indefinitely” for the duration will simply cause the CX-6p-PoE to set the target
aux contact ON or OFF once and leave it so set.
Buttons are provided which force an ON or OFF message to be sent to the indicated
remote aux output immediately. These are used to test unit configuration and network
connectivity.
IP Message Actions
Setting
IP:PORT
Default Value
“0.0.0.0:23”
Range
24 characters
Message – Alarm
80 characters
Message – Clear
80 characters
Address indicates the network IP address and port of the target device. This may be up
to 24 characters long and must consist of an IP address in dotted-quad format, followed
by a colon, followed by a port number in the range of 0 to 32767. The default setting of
“0.0.0.0:23” indicates no action to be taken.
Message – Alarm holds a text message of up to 80 characters. When the local alarm is
triggered this message will be sent to the entered IP address. A ‘test’ button is provided
so that the user may manually test the sending of this message.
Message – Clear holds a text message of up to 80 characters. When the local alarm is
cleared this message will be sent to the entered IP address. A ‘test’ button is provided
so that the user may manually test the sending of this message.
Local Aux Actions
Setting
Default Value
Range
Local aux
Action state
1-6
On
Action duration
5 seconds
1-6
On
Off
Follow
1,5,15,30,or 45 seconds
1 or 5 minutes
Indefinitely
Aux is the number of the aux contact out on the local device to trigger. This number may
be from 1 to 6.
Action selects if the target aux output is to be set ON or OFF in response to the local
alarm condition.
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Duration sets how long to set the target output for. If duration is set, the CX-6p-PoE will
set the target aux contact out to the selected status (ON or OFF) for the chosen
duration, and then will set the target to the opposite setting. Thus, if an alarm is set to
trigger a certain aux ON for 5 seconds, the CX-6p-PoE will when that alarm is triggered
contact the target unit, set the indicated aux to ON, wait five seconds, and then set the
indicated aux to OFF.
Selecting “Follow” for the duration will cause the CX-6p-PoE to make the targeted aux
contact out follow the state of the alarm input. If the action selected is ON, the target will
be turned ON whenever the local alarm goes ON, and OFF when the local alarm goes
OFF. Selecting an action of OFF will invert the behavior, causing the targeted aux to go
OFF when the local alarm is triggered and ON when it is not.
Selecting “Indefinitely” for the duration will simply cause the CX-6p-PoE to set the target
aux contact ON or OFF once and leave it so set.
Timing of actions on remote units
Actions to set aux contact outputs on the local unit will be acted on immediately. Actions
to set aux contact outputs on other units on the network, or to send text messages to
other units on the network, may be delayed up to a few seconds according to network
conditions.
The CX-6p-PoE stores actions to be taken in a queue. Each action is attempted in turn,
and if an action is unable to be completed (unable to reach target address or target
device did not acknowledge the command) it is pushed back on the queue and reattempted after 5 seconds. After 15 failed attempts an action will be abandoned.
The CX-6p-PoE is capable of attempting 6 remote actions simultaneously, so a long wait
for a target to respond will not prevent other actions from being attempted.
When a action is taken to set a target aux out for a specific time duration, the beginning
of that duration will be from when the CX-6p-PoE first succeeded in contacting the target
unit, not from when the alarm was triggered. Thus if a CX-6p-PoE is set to set a specific
aux contact out ON for 5 seconds when an alarm input is triggered, and it takes 3
seconds to initially contact the target, the CX-6p-PoE will turn the target OFF 5 seconds
after turning it ON and therefore 8 seconds after the alarm.
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Aux Setup
The Aux Setup screen is used to configure the CX-6p-PoE’s aux contact outputs.
Setting
Default Value
Range
Name
“aux-N”
15 characters
Email
On
On/Off checkbox
State on Startup
Previous
Current state
N/A
Off
On
On
Off
Each aux out also has a user-settable text label which may be up to 15 characters long.
The aux name label is supplied along with the number when reporting the status of an
aux contact output to a Pilot server.
A checkbox is provided to enable the sending of an email to a user-specified address
when this aux output turns on or off.
As each contact output has terminals for normally closed and normally open, there is no
setting to change the action of a contact in software.
The default behavior of the CX-6p-PoE is set the output contact OFF when power is
applied. Optionally, the user can select for the relay to turn ON when power is first
applied.
The Aux Setup screen indicates the current state of each aux output, showing it as ON
or OFF. These indications are updated every few seconds. Buttons are provided for
each state so that the user may manually switch the output ON or OFF through the
setup screen.
The aux contacts automatically accept commands from other devices on the network,
such as other CX-6p-PoE devices, Scout or Commander devices, or other Pilot servers.
This function cannot be disabled.
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Communications
The Communications screen allows the user to configure the CX-6p-PoE’s serial port.
Setting
Default Value
Range
Name
Mode
“aux-N”
RS232 Server
Speed
IP
57600
“0.0.0.0”
15 characters
Disabled
RS232 Server
RS232 Client
0-57600
15 characters
Port
Flow Control
1-4
Hardware
1-4
Hardware
None
The serial port has a user-settable text label identifying it for user documentation
purposes. This string can be up to 15 characters long.
The serial mode drop-down menu allows the user to select both the hardware interface
and the software behavior of the serial port.
The software mode can be selected from server or client mode. “Disabled” mode can be
selected to leave a port with no connection to the network.
The hardware baud rate for each port can be selected from 0 to 57600 bps. This
controls the rate at which the hardware port receives and transmits data. It does not
affect the rate at which information is transmitted over the network.
IP address specifies the address of the target CX-6p-PoE on which there will be a port
which this serial port is to link to. This address may be up to 15 characters long and
must be in dotted-quad format. An IP address is required for client mode and must
contain the network IP address of the device the client will connect to. In server mode
the IP address is optional. If an IP address is provided in server mode the server port
will only accept incoming connections from that address.
The port number indicates which port on the target device the CX-6p-PoE will attempt to
connect to in client mode. Note that these numbers refer to the number of the serial port
as indicated on the device and web screen, not the IP port number. This number has no
function in server mode.
The flow control setting is used to control the function of the CTS/RTS pins when the
port is configured in RS232 mode. With flow control set to ‘Hardware’ the RTS output
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pin on each port will only be asserted when that port is connected to a destination that
can receive data, and the port will only transmit data when the CTS input pin is asserted.
With flow control set to ‘None’, the RTS pin will be asserted all the time and the CTS
input pin will be ignored.
Procedure to link serial ports on two Net I/O devices together
The serial port function of the CX-6p-PoE is intended to be used with two or more CX6p-PoE devices on a network, where a serial port on one CX-6p-PoE is linked to a serial
port on another CX-6p-PoE. The only restriction is that client and server ports must be
linked together in one-to-one pairings.
To link serial ports on two CX-6p-PoE devices, you must designate the port on one
device as the Slave, and one port on the other device as the Client. The Client port
must be configured with the IP address of the Server, and the port number of the port on
the server being connected to. The Server port may either be configured with the IP
address of the Client, or set to ‘0.0.0.0’.
It is recommended that both ports in a client-server pair be set to the same hardware
mode and the same baud rate. Setting different baud rates between the two ports is
permissible, but not recommended as characters may be dropped if data is coming in to
the higher speed port faster than they can be transmitted out of the lower speed port.
Baud rate and buffer size considerations
Each port has a buffer which stores data coming in from the serial port and stores it until
it can be transmitted over the network. Normally this data is sent out over the TCP/IP
connection as quickly as it is received. During conditions of heavy network activity or
high latency the buffer may become full. When this occurs some data may be lost.
Data coming from the remote unit over the TCP/TP connection will be sent out over the
local serial connection at the specified baud rate. If the remote unit is sending data at a
higher rate than the local baud rate permits transmission, data may be lost.
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Watchdog
The CX-6p-PoE has a watchdog function which can be used to monitor up to four
network-connected devices for failure, and perform user-configurable actions when that
device fails to respond.
Setting
Default Value
Range
Enabled
Not Enabled
Ping IP Address
Interval
Timeout
0.0.0.0
15 seconds
3 seconds
Enabled
Not Enabled
15 characters
1-9999 seconds
1-9999 seconds
Failures
Restart Delay
3
5 minutes
1-9999
1-9999 minutes
When the Watchdog feature is enabled, the CX-6p-PoE will send ping requests
to the target IP address at a frequency determined by the Interval setting. The CX-6pPoE will wait for a period of time determined by the Timeout setting for a response to
each ping message. If it does not receive a ping response for a ping, it will increment a
counter which records the number of consecutive failed pings. A single successfully
received ping response will set this counter to zero. When a number of failed ping
responses equal to the Failures setting has occurred, the unit will take some action as
determined by user settings. It will then wait for a number of minutes determined by the
Restart Delay setting before sending any more ping messages.
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Watchdog failure actions
Setting
Aux time
Default Value
15 seconds
Range
1-9999 seconds
TCP Message
IP:PORT
40 characters
“0.0.0.0:23”
24 characters
Email Message
PoE port cycle
80 characters
Disabled
PoE port 1-4
When the CX-6p-PoE fails to receive a number of consecutive pings from the
target device, it will trigger the AUX contact output for a time period determined by the
Aux Time setting. This output is intended to be used to trigger an alarm buzzer or light,
or to cycle power on a small DC-powered device. The contact is rated for 42 volts, up to
1 Amp current, and should not be used to switch line voltage or any device which draws
more than 1 Amp.
The CX-6p-PoE can also optionally send a TCP message of up to 40 characters
to a target address on the network. IP:PORT indicates the network IP address and port
of the target device. This may be up to 24 characters long and must consist of an IP
address in dotted-quad format, followed by a colon, followed by a port number in the
range of 0 to 32767. The default setting of “0.0.0.0:23” indicates no action to be taken.
The TCP Message field holds a text message of up to 40 characters. When a
lack of ping response occurs, this message will be sent to the specified network address.
The Email Message field holds a text message up to 80 characters long which
will be sent to the email address specified in the IP Ethernet Setup screen. If a message
is specified here, it will be sent to this address when a watchdog failure occurs.
The watchdog function can also be configured to toggle power on one of the PoE
power providing ports on the CX-6p-PoE. When the specified device is not responding
to pings, the CX-6p-PoE will disconnect power to the device for 5 seconds. This can be
used to power-cycle a device which is being powered by the CX-6p-PoE.
The Test Restart button is used to manually trigger a Watchdog reset. This will
trigger the aux output to occur, and if specified will trigger a TCP message to be sent
and an Email notification to be sent.
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Probe Setup
The Probe Setup screen will display the configuration data and environmental
readings on all probes connected to the CX-6p-PoE. A CX-6p-PoE can have up to two
probes connected to it.
Each probe has a unique serial number associated. This serial number will be
displayed along with the type of the probe. The time and date at which the probe’s data
was last changed will also be displayed along with the login name which was used when
that change was made.
Each probe has a user-assigned name which can be up to 16 characters long.
This name will be used when data and alerts from the probe are sent to attached Pilot
servers and in notification email messages.
A button is provided to set a reference airflow point for probes which have an
airflow sensing function. When this button is pressed the attached probe will take the
current airflow reading as a 100% reference level. All following airflow readings will be a
percentage of the reference airflow level.
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Each probe has a set of alarm and warning thresholds programmed for each of
the environmental parameters that probe measures. The user may set the alarm and
warning values, along with the actions to be taken when a value exceeds them, through
this page.
Setting
Warning
Email
Default Value
Varies
Not Enabled
Aux Action 1
Duration
Auxiliary-1
0 seconds
Aux Action 2
Duration
Auxiliary-1
0 seconds
Alarm
Email
Varies
Not Enabled
Aux Action 1
Duration
Auxiliary-1
0 seconds
Aux Action 2
Duration
Auxiliary-1
0 seconds
Range
Enabled
Not Enabled
1-4
Follow
10, 30,or 60 seconds
15 or 30 minutes
1 or 4 hours
Indefinitely
1-4
Follow
10, 30,or 60 seconds
15 or 30 minutes
1 or 4 hours
Indefinitely
Enabled
Not Enabled
1-4
Follow
10, 30,or 60 seconds
15 or 30 minutes
1 or 4 hours
Indefinitely
1-4
Follow
10, 30,or 60 seconds
15 or 30 minutes
1 or 4 hours
Indefinitely
The warning and alarm levels are preset on the probe according to the
type of values being measured by the probe. The threshold settings may be
upper or lower bounds, according to the measurement type. (For example,
Temperature and Humidity are upper bounds, while Airflow is a lower bound).
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The CX-6p-PoE will read all environmental data from the attached probes
every ten seconds, and will compare the readings to the warning and alarm
thresholds. If any of the readings exceed the warning or alarm levels it will take
an action as determined by the settings on this screen.
The Email checkbox when set will tell the CX-6p-PoE to send an email to
the email address set on the ‘IP Ethernet Settings’ screen. This email will
indicate which reading on which probe exceeded the alarm or warning level,
along with a timestamp and the name and location of the CX-6p-PoE unit.
The ‘Aux Action 1’ and ‘Aux Action 2’ settings are used to signal the CX6p-PoE to trigger up to two local aux outputs in response to a measurement
exceeding alarm or warning values. The CX-6p-PoE will trigger the set aux
contact outputs for the indicated time when a value exceeds the alarm or warning
levels.
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PoE Monitor
The PoE Monitor screen displays the current status of the power being
delivered to Ethernet ports 1-4 on the front of the unit. Each port has a status
indication stating if that port has been connected to a PoE powered device, and if
so stating the voltage, current, and power being delivered to the device. Error
conditions such as a shorted Ethernet connection will also be indicated on this
screen.
The ‘Enable’ and ‘Disable’ buttons can be used to manually disable or
enable power delivery to each port. All ports start enabled by default when the
unit is first powered up. This function allows the user to manually cycle power to
a port.
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Upload Firmware
The Upload Firmware page is used to update the firmware in the CX-6p-PoE in
the field, without having to open the unit or return it to American Fibertek. This feature is
only to be used to upload firmware binaries supplied by AFI.
To use the feature click on the ‘Browse…’ button. A dialog box will open
requesting the file to upload. Navigate to the binary file provided by AFI and open it.
The dialog box will close, and the name of the selected binary file will appear in the text
box. Press the ‘Upload’ button to start uploading the new binary file.
The file upload may take up to a minute to complete. Once it has competed you
should see either a screen indicating that the firmware file was uploaded properly, or that
some error occurred and the CX-6p-PoE was unable to use the uploaded firmware file.
To complete the firmware upload process and begin using the new firmware, you
must power-cycle the CX-6p-PoE. Rebooting the unit with the Reboot Net I/O function
will not be sufficient to finish updating the firmware. The unit must be turned off, let to sit
for at least 5 seconds with no power, and then turned back on.
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Reboot
The Reboot screen allows the user to perform a hardware reset of the CX-6p-PoE. This
will not affect the state of the stored configuration files, but will cause all CX-6p-PoE
systems to reset as if a power interruption had occurred. A single button, “Click here to
reboot”, is provided to restart the system.
The CX-6p-PoE takes approximately 10 seconds to reboot and return to full function
after this function is used.
When the CX-6p-PoE is being reset, the aux contact output turn OFF until the reset
cycle is completed, at which time it will behave as configured on the ‘Aux Setup’ page.
Any messages to change aux outputs from other devices on the network will be ignored
while the device is rebooting. Alarm conditions on the alarm input terminal will also be
ignored while the device is rebooting.
When the CX-6p-PoE is rebooting, all serial data links over the network will be dropped.
The unit will attempt to reestablish them once it has finished rebooting, but any data
arriving on the serial ports during the reboot cycle will be lost.
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Pinouts and connectors
Power
Ethernet/POE
SFP
Serial
Aux/Alarm
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Ethernet Ports 1 thru 4 (Auto MDI/MDIX)
Pins
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TX+/POETX-/POERX+/POE+
N/C
N/C
RX-/POE+
N/C
N/C
SFP
Serial
RS232
Pins
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Data Carrier Detect (DCD)
Receive Data (RD)
Transmit Data (TD)
Data Terminal Ready (DTR)
Ground
Data Set Ready (DSR)
Request To Send (RTS)
Clear To Send (CTS)
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9
Not connected
Aux/Alarm
Contact connector – rear view
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Service Information
Technical Assistance
If any questions arise concerning the installation of American Fibertek products, please
allow us to assist you by calling, faxing or by E-mail.
Phone: + 732 302 0660
FAX: + 732 302 0667
[email protected]
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