AMX AMX Corporation Video Game Controller NI-700 User Manual
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Quick Start Guide

NI-700 NetLinx Integrated Controller

For more detailed installation, configuration, programming, file transfer, and operating instructions, refer to the NetLinx Integrated Controllers Instruction Manual,



FIG. 1 NI-700NetLinx Integrated Controller (front and rear views)


The NI-700unit(FG2105-03)is geared to meet the specific control and automation needs of a single room environment, where both price and functionality are the driving requirement. This product is configured to control a limited number of video players, projectors, lighting, thermostats, and other electronic equipment. TheNI-700provides support for1 IR/Serial Output port,2 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485ports,4 Digital Input/Output ports, and1 IR RX port.


When working with the NI-700Integrated Controller, verify you are using the latest version of NetLinx Studio v 2.2build 78 or higher (available for download


Dimensions (HWD):

• 1.58" x 5.54" x 5.12" (4.01 cm x 14.10 cm x 13.00 cm)


• 1 rack unit high




• 280 mA @ 12 VDC






16 MB Flash chip


512 Kb of Non-volatileSRAM


• Refer to the NetLinx Integrated Controllers Instruction Manual for more







• 304 MIPS using a PowerPC™ processor




• 1.30 lbs (0.59 kg)




• Metal with black matte finish



Front Panel:

• Program Port: RS-232DB9 connector (male) can be connected to a



DB9 port on a PC. This port can be used with both Serial and NetLinx





• Configuration DIP Switch: Use this DIP switch to set the communication



parameters for the Program port.


• IR RX LED: Red LED lights to indicate when IR data is being received



via the rear IR RX port.


• IR LED: Red LED lights to indicate transmission of IR or Serial data



via the rear IR port.


• I/O LEDs: Four yellow LEDs light when the rear I/O channels 1-4are



active. LED indicator for each I/O port reflects the state of that



particular port.


• Serial LEDs: Two sets of red and yellow LEDs light to indicate the rear



DB9 Ports 1 & 2 are transmitting or receiving RS-232,422, or 485



data. These LEDs do not reflect changes in either the RTS or CTS



when hardware handshaking is used.


• LINK/ACT: Green LED lights when the Ethernet cable is connected and



an active link is established. This LED also blinks when receiving



Ethernet data packets.


• Status: Green LED lights to indicate that the system is programmed



and communicating properly.


• Output: Red LED lights when the Controller transmits data, sets



channels On and Off, sends data strings, etc.


• Input: Yellow LED lights when the Controller receives data from button



pushes, strings, commands, channel levels, etc.


• ID Pushbutton: Sets the NetLinx ID (Device only) assignment for the







NI-700Specifications (Cont.)

Rear Panel:

RS-232/422/485(Ports 1 & 2): TwoRS-232/422/485control ports



using DB9 (male) connectors with XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit



off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to send), and 300-115,200baud.


IR RX (Port 5): This single port is used to connect one or more



(8 maximum) IRX-SM+swivel mount orIRX-DM+Decora mount IR






The IR RX port functions using AMX IR codes (38 KHz and 455 KHz)



and works ONLY with AMX IR Receivers such as the IRX-DM+and





• Digital I/O (Port 4):Four-channelbinary I/O port for contact closure



with each input being capable of voltage sensing. Input format is



software selectable with interactive power sensing for IR ports.


• IR/Serial (Port 3): This single port is capable of generating IR with the



use of an IR emitter (while in IR mode). This port can support



high-frequencycarriers of up to 1.142 MHz and can also generate IR



with no carrier frequency.


• AXlink LED: One green LED indicates the state of the AXlink port.


• AXlink port: 4-pin3.5 mmmini-Phoenix(male) connector provides data



and power to external control devices.


• Ethernet port: LEDs show communication activity, connections,



speeds, and mode information:



L/A-link/activity - Green LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are



connected and terminated correctly and blinks when receiving



Ethernet data packets.



SPD-speed - Yellow LED lights On when the connection speed is



100 Mbps and turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.


Power port: 2-pin3.5 mmmini-Phoenix(male) connector





NI-700Quick Start Guide(93-2105-03)


One 6-pin3.5 mmmini-Phoenixfemale I/O connector(41-5063)


One 4-pin3.5 mmmini-Phoenixfemale AXlink connector(41-5047)


One 2-pin3.5 mmmini-Phoenixfemale PWR connector(41-5025)


• One CC-NIRCIR Emitter(FG10-000-11)


• OpenSSL Warranty and Licensing Information (93-2105-05)





2-pinBlack Male Phoenix Connector (3.5mm)(41-5026)


AC-RKAccessory Rack Kit (FG515)


CC-NIRCIR cables(FG10-000-11)


CC-NSERIR/Serial cables(FG10-007-10)


CSB Cable Support Bracket (FG517)


PSN2.8: Power supply (FG423-17)


PSN4.4: Power supply(FG423-45)


PSN6.5: Power supply (FG423-41)


STS, Serial To Screw Terminal (FG959)


Surface Mount Bracket Accessory (FG525)




Port Assignment and Functionality

NetLinx Port Assignments


ICSP Port #



Serial Port 1




Serial Port 2




IR Port




I/O Port




IR RX Port




Ethernet Ports used by the NI Controller

Ethernet Port Usage

Port type


Standard Port #





Peer-to-peerprotocol used for bothMaster-to-Masterand

1319 (UDP/TCP)








The NetLinx Telnet server provides a mechanism to

23 (TCP)


configure and diagnose a NetLinx system.






The Master has a built-inweb server that complies with the

80 (TCP)


HTTP 1.0 specification and supports all of the required



features of HTTP v1.1.






The Master has a built-inSSL protected web server.

443 (TCP)





The on-boardMaster has abuilt-inFTP server that

21/20 (TCP)


conforms to RFC959.





Internet Inside

The Internet Inside feature the Master uses, by default, is

10500 (TCP)


port 10500 for the XML based communication protocol.



This port is connected to by the client web browser’s JVM



when Internet Inside control pages are retrieved from the



on-boardMaster’s web server.