AMX CSG SIP Communications Gateway 544-580 User Manual
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Connect telephones to the analog ports that are configured as FXS ports and connect phone lines to the analog ports that are configured as FXO ports. If you are using the CSG-500, you can skip this step.

Installation Guide

CSG SIP Communications Gateway (CSG-500/544/580)


For more detailed installation, configuration, programming, and operating instructions, refer to the CSG SIP Communications Gateway Instruction Manual availableon-lineat

FIG. 1 CSG SIP Communications Gateway (displayingCSG-544)


The CSG SIP Communications Gateway (FIG. 1) is a stand alone Private Branch Exchange (PBX) which runs a version of Asterisk. The CSG can function not only as a PBX, but also as VoIP ATA, or VoIP gateway. It has eight analog ports that can be configured (via modules) as Foreign Exchange Office (FXO) or Foreign Exchange Station (FXS) ports.

The CSG enables you to transform an intercom-enabledModero Touch Panel into afull-featuredIP phone. With the CSG and anintercom-enabledModero Touch Panel you can make and receive local, long distance, and international phone calls, and have access to phone features like call waiting, caller ID, call forwarding, call queuing, and voice mail. The CSG supports AMX Session Initiated Protocol(SIP)-enabledtouch panels, such as theMVP-8400i,NXD-1000Vi,andNXD-700Vi,as well as 3rd party IP phones.

CSG Specifications (continued)


• PSN3.0, Power Supply, 3.0A, 12.0CVD (FG423-31)


• CSG SIP Communications Gateway Installation Guide




• 2

Surface mounting brackets (62-2182-04)


• 4

#4-40X .250 PPH screws(80-0112)



Other AMX

• DIN Rail Mounting Bracket (FG532-06)







Installing the Hardware


To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunication wiring for network connections.

1.Connect an Ethernet cable to the Network port.

2.Connect the provided power supply to the unit’s DC connector. The unit immediately receives power once you connect a power source to it.

3.When the unit completes the boot process, the left-mosteight LEDs indicate how the analog ports are configured. A red light indicates the port is FXO, and a green light indicates the port is FXS. If the light for a port is off, the port is not installed.

Note: The analog port configuration is selected when you purchase your CSG unit.



CSG Specifications


1.74” x 11.45” x 5.44” (4.41 cm x 29.09 cm x 13.82 cm)




2.25 lbs. (1.02 kg)




Metal with black matte finish




Constant current draw: 2.6 A @ 12 VDC






• 8MB on board serial Flash memory


• 64MB 16-bitparallel SDRAM




FCC (Class A), CE, IEC60950, and RoHS




• Operating Temperature: 0° C (32° F) to 40° C (104° F)


• Operating Humidity: 5% to 85% RH Non-Condensing


• Storage Temperature: -20°C(-4°F) to 70° C (158° F)



• Storage Humidity: 0% to 85% RH Non-Condensing



Front Panel Components:



Power LED

Indicates whether the unit is turned on and receiving power.



Network LED

Indicates whether a network cable is connected and the speed of


the network.



IP Phones

Indicates whether the corresponding link is connected and the


speed of the link.



Analog LEDs

Indicates whether the analog port is installed and the type of port


(FXO/FXS) installed. (Not available on all models.)



Rear Panel Components:




5.1mm OD, 2.1mm pin, 12V 3.0A center positive






Resets the current configuration to the factory default when

Reset Switch

pressed continuously during the boot process.



Console port

1 RJ45 port for console (craft) port serial control



Network port

1 RJ45 10/100baseT port for a general (WAN) connection



IP Phones

4 RJ45 10/100baseT ports for IP phone connections





Analog ports

• 8 RJ11 ports: 4 for FXO and 4 for FXS connections (CSG-544




• 8 RJ11 ports for FXO connections (CSG-580only)


Note: TheCSG-500does not use analog ports.




If you are using the CSG-544,do NOT connect analog ports1-4to a phone line. Since both the FXS port and the phone line supply power, the hardware could sustain damage. This damage is not covered under the AMX standard warranty.

Instructions for Wall Mounting

1.Select the area to mount the CSG unit. The unit should be mounted at or below eye level to properly view the LEDs.

2.Line up one of the surface mounting brackets with the two holes on one side of the CSG. Install two #4-40X .250 PPH screws into the holes in the bracket to secure the bracket to the CSG.

3.Repeat step 2 to attach the second bracket to the other side of the unit.

4.Affix one screw to the wall. Leave approximately 1/4-inchof the screw protruding from the wall to allow the head of the screw to slide into the settings on the mounting bracket, mounting the unit to the wall.

5.Repeat step 4 to attach the second bracket to the wall.

Understanding the LEDs

There are 14 LEDs on the front panel of the CSG. The eight LEDs corresponding to the analog ports on the rear panel indicate the type of interface installed. The following table explains the definition of each LED and its color representation:

LED Definitions








Blue (pulsing)

On when the unit boots up after the bootload process



has completed. The LED pulses at a rate which is



proportional to the BlackFin processor load.






No line is connected or the interface is inactive.






Link is up at 100Mbps. LED flashes at 1/10 second



intervals as traffic is detected.





Red (flashing)

Link is up at 10Mbps. LED flashes at 1/10 second



intervals as traffic is detected.






No line is connected or the interface is inactive.





Link is up at 100Mbps. LED flashes at 1/10 second

(4 ports)



intervals as traffic is detected.





Red (flashing)

Link is up at 10Mbps. LED flashes at 1/10 second



intervals as traffic is detected.