AMX ALD-H48 AMX NETWORK LIGHTING SOLUTION DIMMER INTERFACE User Manual
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ALD-H48

Network Lighting Solution

Lighting Control

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Overview ....................................................................................................................

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Getting Started ..........................................................................................................

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Step 1: Downloading The ALD-H48 Workspace ..............................................................

3

Step 2: Setting The ALD-H48 IP Address ........................................................................

3

Step 3: Opening The ALD-H48 Workspace .....................................................................

3

Step 4: Transferring The ALD-H48 Project to A NetLinx Master......................................

4

Using The Web Interface ..........................................................................................

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Addressing The Dimmers via The Web Interface..............................................................

5

Controlling Dimmers via The Web Page ...........................................................................

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Establishing And Modifying Scenes ..................................................................................

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Establishing And Modifying Groups ................................................................................

10

Using The Touch Panel Pages ..............................................................................

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Touch Panel Main Page ..................................................................................................

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Dimmer Light Adjustment.......................................................................................................

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Setup Page......................................................................................................................

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Addressing Dimmers.............................................................................................................

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Setting Unique Names ...........................................................................................................

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Groups Page ...................................................................................................................

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Creating A Group ...............................................................................................................

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Scenes Page ...................................................................................................................

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Creating A Lighting Scene .....................................................................................................

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Deleting A Lighting Scene......................................................................................................

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Advanced Programming ........................................................................................

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Introduction......................................................................................................................

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Overview .........................................................................................................................

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Implementation................................................................................................................

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Port Mapping ...................................................................................................................

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Channel Assignment and Feedback ...............................................................................

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Command Interface.........................................................................................................

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Command Feedback .......................................................................................................

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Device Notes ...................................................................................................................

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Programming Notes ........................................................................................................

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Adding Functions to Modules ..........................................................................................

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Commands to The Device......................................................................................................

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Updating The ALD-H48 Firmware .........................................................................

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Via 232 ............................................................................................................................

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Via Ethernet: ...................................................................................................................

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Overview

Overview

The ALD-H48from AMX is a Lutron lighting solution with a complementary Duet module. The result is a Lutron device that functions within a NetLinx project.

After you have installed the ALD-H48,using the installation documentation included with the unit, you can create a NetLinx project and configure the dimmers. You need NetLinx Studio v2.3 or higher and a NetLinx Master capable of running Duet modules (firmware version3.0.XXX or higher).

Using the web interface capabilities of your NetLinx master you can configure dimmers connected to your ALD-H48.

The web interface supports:

Internet Explorer v 6.0 (and higher)

Mozilla Firefox v 1.0 (and higher)

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