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NV-MPMusic Port

Installation Guide

FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement Warning

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

-Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

-Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

-Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for assistance.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

EN55022 Class-B

EN55024

IC Statement

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Introduction

The Music Port is a unique collaboration between NuVo Technologies and Autonomic

Controls. It is a compact package of hardware and software that enables home desktop and laptop PC's to act both as sources and controllers in a NuVo Grand Concerto or Essentia E6G or future NuVoNet capable multi-roomaudio systems. Music Port consists of theNV-MP,a small hardware device which can be installedon-wall,inrack, or otherwise hidden from view, and PC software. You can install Music Port as an upgrade to an existing system or as part of a brand new NuVomulti-roomaudio system. Music Port software is installed via auser-friendlyinterface, and works with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Home Server, as well as most existing PC sound cards.

Music Port delivers two primary functions. The first is to transform a host PC into a full-fledgedmulti-outputsource for a NuVo system. The second primary function of the Music Port is to enable any desktop PC, laptop PC, or portable tablet PC that is connected to the home network to serve as a controller for a NuVo distributed audio system, much like the NuVo OLED Control Pads already do. Through the Music Port Client, the user can browse their music library with full album art and control their home's music from anywhere in the home viahard-wiredor wireless devices.

Table of Contents

I. Getting Started

Page 3

II. Hardware Installation

Page 3

III. Establishing Music Port in the I8G and E6G Confgurator Software

Page 5

IV. Installing the Media Control Server on the Host PC

Page 6

V. Configuring the Media Control Server on the Host PC

Page 10

VI. Advanced Server Configuration

Page 17

VII. Recommended Music Port Host PC Settings

Page 19

VIII. Transferring Files from Client PC to Host PC

Page 23

IX. Installing the Music Port Client

Page 30

X. Using the Music Port Client Interface

Page 33

XI. Music Port Control from the NuVo Control Pad

Page 39

Specifications

Page 42

I. Getting Started

The Media Control Server (MCS) is designed to run on a computer that is equipped with

Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 or Vista Service Pack 1. It should have 1 GB RAM and at least a 1 GHz x86 based processor. It is recommended that you dedicate a computer or server to get the best performance as a NuVoNet audio source. The PC that runs the

MCS will be referred to as the host PC.

The Music Port Client can then be installed on any of the home's networked PCs or touch screens for music control. The Music Port Client provides the ability to control audio playback in any zone in the home.

II. Hardware Installation of the Music Port

Making the Audio Connections (Fig. 1)

PC sound cards typically use a stereo mini, 3.5mm audio jack. The Music Port allows access to stereo, 5.1 or 7.1 surround audio cards on the host PC as multiple independent stereo audio streams. Use a 3.5mm to RCA cable to connect the PC's audio outputs to the appropriate source inputs on theGrand Concerto or Essentia E6G. If you are going to use a 5.1 sound card, for example to convert the PC into a threeoutput music server, you will have to make three connections. You would connect the

Front Left/Right (L/R) jack to one source input on the amplifier, Surround Left/Right

(LS/RS) to a second input, and Center/Low Frequency Effects (C/LFE) to a third input. Consult the documentation for your particular sound card to determine which audio jack corresponds to which pair of channels. Once the connections are made, make note of which sound card output is connected to which amplifier source input, as this information will be needed when configuring the Media Control Server.

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Figure 1- Audio Connections

 

VARIABLE

 

 

 

VARIABLE

 

 

VARIABLE

 

 

VARIABLE

 

OUTPUT

SPEAKER

 

OUTPUT

SPEAKER

OUTPUT

SPEAKER

OUTPUT

 

TIP=L

40W/6 OHMS X 2

 

TIP=L

40W/6 OHMS X 2

TIP=L

40W/6 OHMS X 2

TIP=L

 

RING=R

LEFT

RIGHT

 

RING=R

LEFT

RIGHT

RING=R

LEFT

RIGHT

RING=R

 

FIXED

 

 

 

FIXED

 

 

FIXED

 

 

FIXED

 

OUTPUT

 

 

 

OUTPUT

 

 

OUTPUT

 

 

OUTPUT

 

ZONE 1

 

 

ZONE 2

 

ZONE 3

 

 

ZONE 4

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

CONNECT TO

 

1

2

3

 

L

 

L

 

L

 

NV-I8X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USE NV-SLC1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CABLE

 

 

 

 

 

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SOURCE INPUTS

 

 

 

SOURCE LINK

 

SOURCE STATUS

Making the Connections to the Music Port Hardware (Fig. 2)

To install the Music Port hardware, connect the DB9 serial port output on the host PC (this may require the installation of a serial card in the host) using a standard nine pin serial cable. This connection is made at the side of the Music Port box labeled

Controller. Connect a standard network CAT5 cable from the NuVoNet RJ-45port on the Music Port hardware to one of the Device connections on either the Essentia E6G Allport or the Grand Concerto EZ Port. When connected, the blue Power LED will light.

A second “RS232” DB9 port allows the Music Port Client to access specific Zone and

Source control through NuVoNet. When this serial cable is connected, “Zone” and “Source” buttons will appear at the top of the PC Interface application. From those buttons, any zone or source can be accessed and controlled. This second serial cable is only required if the Music Port Client is going to be used, see section X. Using the Music Port Client Interface, pg. 33.

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Figure 2: –MusicPort Hardware Connections

POWER

 

 

 

 

NuVoNet

 

 

Address

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

NuVoNet Source Address

 

SIR

3:09 PM

SR 86 (P101)

 

Sirius Pops

Jozef Kossovit

Hungaria

 

RS-232

ZONE 7&8

PROGRAM

SYSTEM NETWORK

DIGITAL LINK

III. Establishing Music Port in the I8G and E6G Configurator Software (Fig. 3)

The I8G and E6G Configurator Software is an optional setup tool for establishing sources and zone control of the Grand Concerto and Essentia E6G Audio Distribution Systems. The Source tab within the software allows each of the six available source inputs to be established.

To establish desired inputs within the I8G and E6G Configurator, within the “Source” tab of the Configurator, double click on an available source input 1-6.This will open a “Source Select” window. There, you can establish a name for the Music Port sources within the “Display Name” window (Note that unless you check the box “Always Use

Display Name (ignore name sent by NuVoNet Device)”, the Music Port will automatically place a name in the Source menu. Create a three-characterabbreviation for each of the Music Port sources in the “Short Name” window. Scroll to NuVo as a manufacturer and selectNV-MPand double click. Repeat these steps for each of the

Music Port sources being established.

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Figure 3 – Establishing Music Port in the I8G and E6G Congifurator Software

IV. Installing the Media Control Server on the Host PC

Installing the Media Control Server (Fig. 4)

To begin, insert the included CD and make sure you have an Internet connection. The

Media Control Server installation wizard will allow you to register and install the Music

Port Configuration tool on the host computer. It will also check for software upgrades. Click on the Next button to proceed to registration.

Registering Media Control Server (Fig. 5)

To register your product, simply complete the Name, Organization, and Email Address fields in the Customer Registration window. Click next to continue.

Activating Media Control Server (Fig. 6)

Your Music Port Package has an important 26-characterLicense Key printed on the install CD case. Once the License Key fields are completed in the Activation window, the installation application will verify the activation key via the Internet and complete the installation.

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Figure 4 – Installing the Media Control Server

Figure 5 – Registering the Media Control Server

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Figure 6 – Activating Media Control Server

Setup (Fig. 7)

The installer wizard will automatically install two applications. The Media Control

Server (MCS) provides access to the music library on the PC and manages its audio outputs. The NuVo Bridge is used to make the MCS accessible to the NuVo distributed audio system. The installer has the ability to disable one or both of the applications. Most installations require that both applications are installed. To complete the installation in its default format, click the Next button.

Completing the Media Control Server Installation (Fig. 8)

To complete the installation, click on the Next button. The wizard will finish the installation and prompt you to restart the computer when it is complete.

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