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Installation Guide
IRIS IR/Serial Data Capture Device
Overview
IRIS (FG5448) Specifications (Cont.)
As a stand-alone self-contained unit, the IRIS (FG5448) captures IR or wired function signals
from a hand controller and instantly captures and verifies the control functions, where they
are transmitted to a PC operating the IRLIB program. Designed with versatility in mind, the
IRIS captures IR functions from hand controllers for a wide variety of audiovisual equipment
such as monitors, VCRs, TVs, and CD players..
Enclosure:
Metal with black matte finish
Includes:
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Large, 2-digit status LED
Adjustable RS-232 port (300 - 9600 baud)
12 VAC power supply
IREdit software
Capturing HC Functions
The two modes you can use to capture HC functions are default and special function. You
use default mode, which is automatically set when you connect power to the IRIS unit, to
capture the majority of HC functions.
The table below shows the IRIS unit settings for default mode:
Default Mode Settings
FIG. 1 IRIS front and rear views
Default
Setting
Baud
9600
P3
off
P4
on
P5
off
P6
on
P7
on
P8
off
After IR functions are captured with the IRIS unit, the functions are sent to a PC running the
IREdit software program. The IREdit software program creates HC function files that are
downloaded to the Central Controller. For step-by-step instructions on how to use the IREdit
software program, refer to the IREdit instruction manual.
You can also the IR Capture and Management tool in AMX’s VisualArchitect software
application to capture and manage IR functions via the IRIS. Refer to the VisualArchitect
Instruction Manual and online help for details.
Before capturing HC functions, make sure the baud rate in the IRIS unit is set properly, and
connected to a PC running the IREdit software application.
Note: All settings are returned to their default state when power is removed from the unit.
Refer to the IREdit instruction manual for information on to storing captured HC functions.
Specifications
1.
IRIS (FG5448) Specifications
Power:
12 VDC @ 160 mA max.
Dimensions (HWD):
• 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" (3.8 cm x 14 cm x 14 cm)
• RU: 1
Weight:
1.8 lbs (518.2 g)
Power Requirement:
12 VDC at 160 mA max
Front Panel Components
Capturing HC functions in default mode
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
SIGNAL LED:
Red indicator that blinks when the IRIS unit is receiving
HC functions.
IR window:
captures HC functions.
READY LED:
Green indicator that lights when the IRIS unit is ready to
receive HC functions.
VERIFY;
Red indicator that lights when the IRIS unit is ready to
verify HC functions.
Alphanumeric display:
(2-digit) Red 7-segment alphanumeric display that shows
the capture mode and operating status.
8.
UP:
Increments the alphanumeric display by one and lights the
red LED inside the pushbutton.
9.
DOWN:
Decrements the display by one and lights the red LED
inside the pushbutton.
SEND:
Transmits captured HC functions to a PC running the
IREdit software program. The red LED inside the
pushbutton lights when valid HC functions are ready to
send.
Rear Panel Components
12 VDC/12 VAC connector:
2-pin (male) 12 VDC or 12 VAC power supply connector.
8-pin data connector:
Captures wired-IR HC functions. Connect the HC to the
IRE IN or WIRED IN pins.
RS-232 connectors:
• DB-9 connector for data communications with a PC.
• 6-pin RJ-11 modular connector for data
communications.
Control ports:
• IR sensor to receive IR codes; IR serial input for wired
IR codes.
• DB-9 female connector for Axcess and PC
communication.
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Make a list of the name and sequence of the HC functions you want to capture. The
standard order for HC functions is listed in the HC IR Functions table.
Connect the RS-232 cable to the DB-9 connector on the IRIS unit and the RS-232 port
on your PC, as shown in the Cables and Adapters section.
Set the baud rate in the IRIS unit to match the PC baud rate (refer to the Baud Rate
Settings table).
Connect the 12 VDC or 12 VAC power supply to the 12 VDC connector on the IRIS unit.
The READY LED lights and 01 appears in the display.
Holding the HC device approximately 3-inches away from the IR capture window, press
and hold the first key on the HC to capture the first function.
The SIGNAL LED will start blinking.
Release the HC key as soon as the READY LED goes off.
The [ ] briefly appears in the display to indicate the HC function is captured. Then, 01
appears and the READY and VERIFY LEDs light. The LED will not light if P4 mode is
active; refer to the Display Characters and P Modes table for details.
Holding the HC device approximately 3-inches away from the IR capture window, press
and hold the same key on the HC device again to verify the IR function was captured
correctly by the IRIS unit.
If the HC function is captured correctly, a pair of [ ] (brackets) will briefly flash in the display. The VERIFY LED goes off, 01 appears in the display, and the SEND pushbutton's
LED lights.
If an Er message appears in the display, repeat steps 3 and 5. Otherwise, go to step 6.
Press the SEND pushbutton to send the captured HC function to the PC running the
IREdit software program.
Repeat steps 3 through 6 to capture all the HC functions on your list.
Capturing HC functions in SP mode
If you cannot capture an HC function in default mode, set the IRIS unit to special function
(SP) mode:
1.
Press and release the UP and SEND pushbuttons at the same time. The message SP
briefly appears in the display and the UP LED lights. The IRIS unit is now in SP mode.
2.
Perform the Capturing HC functions in default mode steps 3 through 6 four times, or
until the SEND LED lights, to capture the HC function. Then, go to the next step.
3.
Simultaneously press and release the UP and SEND pushbuttons to reset the IRIS unit
to default mode. The message nO (normal operation) briefly appears in the display to
indicate default mode is active.
Capturing difficult HC functions using P3-P8 modes
Set the IRIS unit to the P3-P8 modes if you cannot capture an HC function in default or SP
mode, The P3 and P4 modes are special settings to capture HC functions:
1.
Simultaneously press and release the UP, DOWN, and SEND pushbuttons. The message
P1 appears in the display. The IRIS unit is now in P mode.
2.
Use the UP or DOWN pushbutton to select the appropriate P modes according to the
descriptions in the following table.
3.
4.
Simultaneously press and release the UP, DOWN, and SEND pushbuttons to toggle the P
mode setting On and Off. The display then shows an On or Off message indicating the
new P mode setting and then immediately exits the P mode. You can activate multiple
P modes to capture an HC function; refer to the Default Mode Settings table for the P
mode default settings when you connect power to the IRIS unit.
Repeat the Capturing HC functions in default mode steps 3 through 6, to capture the
HC function.
Display Characters and P Mode Settings .
Display Characters and P Modes
HC IR Functions - Standard Order (Cont.)
Function Description
Function Description
7
Search rev |<< (AMS/scan)
28
Off (power typically)
8
Record
29
TV/Video or TV/VCR or TV/LDP
(one button source selection)
9
Power or on/off
30
TV
10
’0’ or ’10’
31
Video1, Line A, VCR1, VDP, or
input +
11
’1’ (channel digits or tracks
for CD)
32
Video2, Line B, VCR2, or input -
Characters Description
[]
HC function is captured, analyzed, stored, and verified.
Er
Error: HC function did not verify correctly.
12
’2’
33
Video3
Nd
No Device. Communication device error detected, or the IREdit program is
not staged to receive HC functions.
13
’3’
34
RGB1 or Tape1
14
’4’
35
RGB2 or Tape2
NO
Normal Operation. Ready to capture HC.
OF
P mode is off.
On
P mode is on.
So
Send OK. HC function sent without errors to a PC running IREdit.
SP
P1-P2
Special Function. Special mode to capture unusual HC functions.
Not used.
P3
Sends HC functions to a PC running IREdit automatically after the VERIFY
operation.
P4
Disables the VERIFY operation to capture HC functions.
Default mode requires the VERIFY operation.
P5
Loose-timing mode to capture JVC (PQ10956) HC functions.
P6
Glitch-detection mode to capture Kinderman and some Mitsubishi HC functions.
P7
Disables glitch-detection mode to capture non-carrier HC functions.
P8
Strict-timing mode
’5’
36
CD
16
’6’
37
Tuner
17
’7’
38
Phono
18
’8’
39
Aux
19
’9’
40
AM/FM
20
’+10’ or ’+100’
41
Play < (play reverse)
21
Enter (typically used in
conjunction with number)
42
A/B
Cables and Adapters
Depending on your IREdit programming configuration, one or more cables may be required.
Connectors are shown from the wiring side.
FIG. 2 shows a computer-to-Control System (DB-25 to DB-9) wiring diagram;
2
3
Baud Rate Settings
5
3
7
The default communication setting for the IRIS unit is 9600 baud. You can change the baud
rate with the UP, DOWN, and SEND pushbuttons. You must set the IRIS unit's baud rate to
match the baud rate of the PC running the IREdit software program to store HC functions.
Note: The IRIS unit automatically sets the baud rate to 9600 when you connect power. If you
reset the baud to any other setting and disconnect power, the previous baud rate setting is
lost and the IRIS unit will default back to 9600 baud.
To set the baud rate:
1.
Disconnect the power supply from the IRIS unit.
2.
Press and hold the UP, DOWN, and SEND pushbuttons. Reconnect the power supply and
release the pushbuttons.
3.
The two digits that appear in the display represent the current baud rate setting. The
following table lists the RS-232 baud rates and corresponding display digits:
Baud Rate and Display Digits
4.
5.
15
2
9-pin Control System
or IRIS connector
25-pin PC serial-port connector
FIG. 2 Computer-to-Axcess Control System (DB-25 to DB-9) wiring diagram
FIG. 3 shows a computer-to-Central Controller (DB-9-to-DB-9) wiring diagram.
5
2
3
3
2
5
Baud Rate
Display Digits
300
03
600
06
1200
12
Troubleshooting
2400
24
E1 or ER messages
4800
48
9600
96
The Er/E1 message appears when there is a communication problem with the PC and not an
error in capturing the IR functions.
FIG. 3 Computer-to-Axcess Control System (DB-25 to DB-9) wiring diagram
Press the UP or DOWN pushbuttons to reset the baud rate.
Press and hold the UP, DOWN, and SEND pushbuttons again to set the new baud rate.
The READY LED lights to indicate the IRIS unit is ready to capture an HC function.
HC IR Functions
HC IR Functions - Standard Order
Function Description
9-pin Control System
or IRIS connector
9-pin PC serial-port connector
Function Description
1
Play >
22
2
Stop [ ]
23
Channel down or -
3
Pause | | or still
24
Volume up or +
4
Ffwd >> (AMS/skip track/
chapter)
25
Volume down or -
5
Rewind << (AMS/skip track/
chapter)
26
Mute
6
Search fwd >>| (AMS/scan)
27
On (power typically)
E1 or Er Messages
Problem
Solution:
A Hand Control can’t seem to capture
the codes.
The AXB-IRIS is able to verify the
codes, but when the Send Command
is pressed, an Er appears on the
unit’s display.
• Using NetLinx Studio: Go into the Device
Manager dialog box and change the COM port
settings. Verify that the new settings are as
follows: 9600, No Parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit,
and Flow Control is set to None.
• Using IREdit: This program is recommended for
use with this product and can also be used if the
Studio application changes (mentioned above)
do not work.
Channel up or +
For full warranty information, refer to the AMX Instruction Manual(s) associated with your Product(s).
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