TOA Electronics NX-100, NX-100S User Manual

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INSTALLATION SETUP MANUAL

NETWORK AUDIO ADAPTERS

NX-100

 

NX-100S

Thank you for purchasing TOA's Network Audio Adapter.

Please carefully follow the instructions in this manual to ensure long, trouble-free use of your equipment.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: BEFORE INSTALLATIONS AND SETTINGS

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION .........................................................................................

1-2

2. FEATURES .....................................................................................................................

1-2

3. NOMENCLATURE AND FUNCTIONS

 

[Front] ..................................................................................................................................

1-3

[Rear] ...................................................................................................................................

1-4

4. SETTING TASK FLOWS ............................................................................................

1-6

 

 

Chapter 2: UNIT AND SOFTWARE INSTALLATIONS

 

1. CONNECTIONS

 

1.1. Power Source Connection

 

1.1.1. When using a 24 V DC power source

 

 

2-2

NX-100 only

.........................................

1.1.2. When using the AC adapter ...............................................................................

2-2

1.1.3. When simultaneously using the 24 V DC power supply and the AC adapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-2

 

NX-100 only

......................................................................................................

 

 

1.2. Terminal Connections ...................................................................................................

2-3

2. CONNECTIONS TO TERMINAL PLUGS ..............................................................

2-5

3. RACK MOUNTING .......................................................................................................

2-6

4. MAC ADDRESSES AND INSTALLATION LOCATIONS ..................................

2-7

5. SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

 

5.1. System Conditions ........................................................................................................

2-8

5.2. Activating the Setup Launcher ......................................................................................

2-8

5.3. Installing Java Runtime Environment ...........................................................................

2-9

5.4. Installing the NX-100 Software

 

5.4.1. Installation procedures .....................................................................................

2-11

5.4.2. Update information ...........................................................................................

2-14

5.4.3. Installation folder configuration .........................................................................

2-15

5.5. Uninstalling Each Software .........................................................................................

2-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3: SYSTEM SETTINGS (NX-100 SETUP PROGRAM)

 

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

1.1. What is the NX-100 Setup Program? ...........................................................................

3-2

1.2. About Network Settings ................................................................................................

3-2

1.3. Backing-Up Setting Files ..............................................................................................

3-2

1.4. Cautions Concerning Setting Updates .........................................................................

3-2

2

2. SETUP SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION AND SETTING ITEMS

.................. 3-3

3. SETTING PROCEDURE .............................................................................................

3-4

4. STARTUP OF INSTALLATION SETTING PROGRAM .....................................

3-6

5. UNIT SCANNING TOOL

 

5.1. Screen Description .......................................................................................................

3-8

5.2. Menu

 

5.2.1. File ......................................................................................................................

3-9

5.2.2. Scan ...................................................................................................................

3-9

5.2.3. Help ..................................................................................................................

3-10

5.3. Buttons .......................................................................................................................

3-10

5.4. Scanning Units ...........................................................................................................

3-10

5.5. Changing the Unit Setting Values ...............................................................................

3-11

5.6. Automatic IP Address Assignment .............................................................................

3-11

5.7. Subnet Mask and Default Gateway Settings ..............................................................

3-12

6. SYSTEM SETTING TOOL

 

6.1. Screen Description .....................................................................................................

3-13

6.2. Menu

 

6.2.1. File ....................................................................................................................

3-14

6.2.2. Edit ...................................................................................................................

3-14

6.2.3. Setting ..............................................................................................................

3-14

6.2.4. Help ..................................................................................................................

3-14

6.2.5. Buttons .............................................................................................................

3-15

6.3. Network Setting ..........................................................................................................

3-16

6.4. Broadcast Spec Setting ..............................................................................................

3-18

6.5. Broadcast Pattern Setting

 

6.5.1. Setting new broadcast patterns ........................................................................

3-20

6.5.2. Editing broadcast patterns ................................................................................

3-22

6.6. Contact Setting

 

6.6.1. Contact input setting .........................................................................................

3-23

6.6.2. Contact output setting ......................................................................................

3-25

6.7. Serial Bridge Setting

 

 

3-27

NX-100 only

...........................................................................

6.8. System Settings ..........................................................................................................

3-29

6.9. Saving the Unit Setting Files ......................................................................................

3-29

6.10. Reopening Unit Setting Files ....................................................................................

3-30

6.11. Downloading the Operation Logs .............................................................................

3-30

6.12. Uploading Unit Setting Files .....................................................................................

3-30

6.13. Downloading Unit Setting Files .................................................................................

3-30

6.14. Updating Firmware ...................................................................................................

3-30

7. CHANGING THE SYSTEM NAME AND PASSWORD ...................................

3-31

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Chapter 4: SYSTEM SETTINGS (SETTING USING BROWSER)

1. OUTLINE OF SETTING USING BROWSER

........................................................ 4-2

2. SETTINGS .......................................................................................................................

4-2

3. NETWORK SETTING ..................................................................................................

4-4

4. BROADCAST SPEC SETTING ................................................................................

4-6

5. BROADCAST PATTERN SETTING ........................................................................

4-9

5.1. Pattern Selection Area ................................................................................................

4-10

5.2. Pattern Edit Area

 

5.2.1. Pattern addition ................................................................................................

4-10

5.2.2. Pattern editing ..................................................................................................

4-12

6. CONTACT SETTING ..................................................................................................

4-13

6.1. Contact Input Setting ..................................................................................................

4-14

6.2. Contact Output Setting ...............................................................................................

4-16

 

 

 

 

7. SERIAL BRIDGE SETTING

NX-100 only

........................................................

4-18

8. LOG MANAGEMENT .................................................................................................

4-20

8.1. Operation Log .............................................................................................................

4-21

8.2. Saving Operation Logs ...............................................................................................

4-23

8.3. Stream Logs ...............................................................................................................

4-24

8.4. Operation Status .........................................................................................................

4-26

9. SYSTEM MANAGEMENT ........................................................................................

4-27

Chapter 5: OPERATION SETTINGS (NX-100 OPERATION PROGRAM)

1. NX-100 OPERATION PROGRAM SUMMARY ....................................................

5-2

2. STARTUP AND INITIAL SCREEN ..........................................................................

5-2

3. OPERATION SCREEN DESCRIPTION .................................................................

5-3

4. MENU

 

4.1. File ................................................................................................................................

5-4

4.2. Settings .........................................................................................................................

5-4

4.3. Help ..............................................................................................................................

5-4

5. SETTING PROCEDURES USING THE OPERATION PROGRAM ...............

5-5

6. UNIT SETTING ADDITION ........................................................................................

5-6

7. EDITTING THE BUTTON LAYOUT .........................................................................

5-8

8. SETTING THE SELECTION BUTTON CONTENTS ........................................

5-10

9. SETTING THE GROUP BUTTON CONTENTS .................................................

5-13

10. ERROR MESSAGES ...............................................................................................

5-15

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Chapter 6: APPENDIX

1. EXPLANATION

1.1. IP Network and Address ...............................................................................................

6-2

1.2. Network Address Translation (NAT) and Setup Software Programs ............................

6-3

1.3. IP Broadcast and Unit Scan .........................................................................................

6-3

1.4. Multicast and Simultaneous Multiple Broadcasts .........................................................

6-4

1.5. Packet Loss Recovery ..................................................................................................

6-4

1.6. Contact OFF Delay Time ..............................................................................................

6-4

1.7. Sampling Frequency Correction ...................................................................................

6-4

2. INDICATOR STATUS AND TROUBLESHOOTING ...........................................

6-5

3. IF A FAILURE IS DETECTED ...................................................................................

6-7

4. SPECIFICATIONS

 

4.1. NX-100 .........................................................................................................................

6-9

4.2. NX-100S .....................................................................................................................

6-10

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Chapter 1

BEFORE INSTALLATIONS AND SETTINGS

Chapter 1: BEFORE INSTALLATIONS AND SETTINGS

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION

TOA's NX-100/100S Network Audio Adapter is specially developed to transmit high-quality audio signals and such control data as serial data over IP networks such as LAN or Internet in real time.

[Audio Signal Flow Chart]

Audio signal (1)

Amplifier

Speaker

Audio signal (2)

CD or other music player

Mixer

 

NX-100/100S

 

 

 

 

PC with NX-100 software installed

Microphone

LAN / WAN

 

 

 

Mixer

NX-100/100S

 

Microphone

 

 

CD or other music player

Amplifier

Speaker

2. FEATURES

Permits use of not only dedicated lines, but also the Internet, which greatly reduces operating costs when transmitting audio signals to remote locations.

Under peak conditions with no network delay, audio signals can be transmitted with a minimal delay of about 20 ms.

Transmission of contact control data possible.

Transmission of serial data control information also possible. NX-100 only

Simultaneous bi-directional transmission of audio signals possible.

Simultaneous transmission of audio signals to multiple locations (up to 4 locations for unicast*1 streaming, 64 locations for multicast*2 streaming) possible.

Enables loss-free audio signal transmission even over congested networks such as the Internet.

The entire system can be remotely operated or managed from a single PC (personal computer) using the supplied software program.

Because audio transmissions can be started and finished via the unit's contact inputs, systems can be configured even without the use of a personal computer.

Designed to operate on either AC or DC power source. NX-100 only

*1 UNICAST: A communications method used to transmit audio data to designated addresses in a matched ratio of 1:1. Up to 4 channels can be simultaneously transmitted.

*2 MULTICAST: A communications method used to simultaneously transmit a single audio data source to multiple destinations.

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3. NOMENCLATURE AND FUNCTIONS

[Front]

• NX-100

5

6

7

8

NETWORK AUDIO ADAPTER NX-100

LNK/ACT

FD/COL

STATUS ERROR

RUN

RESET

00-05-F9-FF-80-81

1

2

 

 

 

9

• NX-100S

 

5

6

7

8

NETWORK AUDIO ADAPTER NX-100S

INPUT

LNK/ACT

FD/COL

SIGNAL PEAK

STATUS ERROR

RUN

RESET

00-05-F9-FF-80-81

1

2

3

4

9

1.LNK/ACT Indicator (Green)

Lights when the unit is connected to a network. Flashes while the unit is transmitting or receiving data.

2.FD/COL Indicator (Yellow)

Remains lit while the network is in full-duplex communications mode.

Flashes whenever data collision is detected.

3. Input Signal Indicator (Green) NX-100S only

Lights when the audio signal applied to the Audio input terminal (19) is adjusted to a level enough high for transmission to a network with the Input volume control (20).

4. Input Peak Indicator (Red) NX-100S only

Remains lit while the input audio signal is being distorted.

Set the Input volume control (20) and the Input level selection switch (21) to a proper position according to the input signal level.

5.Status Indicator (Yellow)

Remains lit during broadcasts.

Flashes while the unit is writing data into the internal storage medium (flash memory).

6.Error Indicator (Red)

Lights if an error is detected during transmission, etc.

7.Run Indicator (Green)

Remains lit during normal operation.

Flashes at 2-second intervals when a failure is detected.

8.Reset Button

Restarts the unit when pressed.

9.MAC Address

The unit's MAC address consists of 12 hyphenated alphanumeric characters.

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[Rear]

• NX-100

10

 

16

18

DC INPUT

AC ADAPTER

CONTACT OUTPUT

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 C

H C E AUDIO OUTPUT

 

 

 

24V 200mA

DC INPUT

 

 

 

FG

24V 200mA 10/100M

RS-232C

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

VOLUME

LINE MIC

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT INPUT

1 2 3 4 5

6

7

8

C

H C E

AUDIO INPUT

 

 

11

 

13

14

15

 

17

 

 

 

19

20

21

• NX-100S

 

 

10

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT OUTPUT

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 C

 

 

 

H C E

AUDIO OUTPUT

 

SIGNAL

DC INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

PHANTOM

GND

24V

200mA

10/100M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINE

OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIC

ON

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT INPUT

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 C

 

 

 

H C E

AUDIO INPUT

 

12

13

14

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

19

20

21

22

10.Cord Clamp

Pinches and securely holds the AC adapter cord to prevent its plug from detaching.

11.DC Power Input Terminal [DC INPUT]

NX-100 only

A 24 V DC input.

12.Functional Earth Terminal [SIGNAL GND] NX-100S only

Hum noise may be generated when external equipment is connected to the unit.

Connecting this terminal to the functional earth terminal of the external equipment may reduce the hum noise.

Note: This terminal is not for protective earth.

13.AC Adapter Terminal

[NX-100: AC ADAPTER, NX-100S: DC INPUT]

Connect the AC adapter* to this terminal.

*Use the AD-246 (optional) or its equivalent.

14.Network Connection Terminal [10/100M]

Connects to 10/100 Base-T networks. (RJ-45 Ethernet jack)

15.RS-232C Terminal NX-100 only

A 9-pin D-sub connector (male).

16.Control Output Terminal [CONTACT OUTPUT]

An open collector output (Withstand voltage: 30 V DC, Control current: 50 mA maximum).

17.Control Input Terminal [CONTACT INPUT]

A no-voltage "make" contact input (Short circuit current: 10 mA, Open voltage: 12 V).

18.Audio Output Terminal [AUDIO OUTPUT]

A 0 dB/600 Ω balanced output. Line level audio signal output.

H: Hot

C: Cold

E:Ground (shield)

19.Audio Input Terminal [AUDIO INPUT]

A –58 to 0 dB/2 kΩ balanced input. Microphone or line level audio signals can be connected to this terminal.

H:Hot

C: Cold

E: Ground (shield)

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20.Input Volume Control [INPUT VOLUME]

Adjusts the audio input level.

Turn the control clockwise to increase the level and counterclockwise to decrease it.

NX-100S only

Adjust the control so that the Input signal indicator (3) lights and the Input peak indicator

(4)does not light.

21.Input Level Selection Switch [LINE/MIC]

Set this switch to the MIC (right side) position when using a microphone, and to the LINE (left side) for other inputs. (Factory-preset to the LINE position.)

22.Phantom Power ON/OFF switch [PHANTOM] NX-100S only

The supply voltage is 24 V DC.

To supply the phantom power to the microphone connected to the Audio input terminal (19), set the Input level selection switch (21) to the MIC position and the PHANTOM switch to the ON position.

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4. SETTING TASK FLOWS

(1) Unit Installation and Connection

Refer to Chapter 2, Unit and Software Installations.

(2) Software Installation

Install the setup program, operation program, and Java Runtime Environment in the personal computer (PC).

The setup program can perform settings for multiple NX-100 and NX-100S units connected to the same network.

The operation program enables the PC to remotely operate the network PA system to make broadcasts.

Both the setup and operation software programs are written in the Java programming language. To use them, install Java Runtime Environment.

Note

Refer to p. 2-8, Software Installation, for the installation procedure.

(3) System Setting

There are two setting methods:

1. Setting Using NX-100 Setup Program

This method permits integrated settings and management of the entire system by automatically scanning the NX-100 and NX-100S units connected to the LAN.

Note

Refer to Chapter 3, System Settings (NX-100 Setup Program), for the setting procedure.

2. Setting Using Browser

Individual settings can be performed using Internet Explorer or a similar browser, which comes standard-installed in most PCs, without having to install the software program anew. Use the browser for setting any NX-100 and NX-100S units connected to the Internet using the NAT function.

Note

Refer to Chapter 4, System Settings (Setting Using Browser), for the setting procedure.

(4) Operation-Related Settings

The NX-100 Operation Program is required to make broadcasts from the PC. The Operation Program performs settings using the setting data prepared in (3) System Setting above.

Note

Refer to Chapter 5, Operation Settings (NX-100 Operation Program), for the setting procedure.

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Chapter 2

UNIT AND SOFTWARE INSTALLATIONS

Chapter 2: UNIT AND SOFTWARE INSTALLATIONS

1. CONNECTIONS

1.1. Power Source Connections

1.1.1. When using a 24V DC power source NX-100 only

Connect a 24V DC power source to the unit's DC INPUT terminal.

DC INPUT AC ADAPTER

24V 200mA DC INPUT

FG 24V 200mA 10/100M

To 24V DC power source

1.1.2. When using the AC adapter

Notes

Be sure to connect the unit's FG terminal to the ground terminal of the amplifier or mixer.

The DC power supply must have a capacity of over 200 mA.

The range of input voltage to be fed to the DC INPUT terminal should be between 21.6 V and 26.4 V DC. If the input voltage exceeds this range, the unit may malfunction or fail.

Refer to p. 2-5, CONNECTIONS TO TERMINAL PLUGS, for connector connection procedures.

Connect the AC adapter* to the unit's AC adapter terminal. Pinch the cord with a clamp and securely fix it.

* Use the AC adapter AD-246 (optional) or the equivalent. As for the usable adapter, consult your TOA dealer.

AC adapter

Cord clamp

SIGNAL

DC INPUT

GND

24V 200mA 10/100M

Note

When noise interference affects voice output, connecting the unit's Earth terminal (FG terminal for the NX-100, SIGNAL GND terminal for the NX-100S) to the ground terminal of the connected amplifier or mixer may improve the condition.

This figure represents the NX-100S.

Ferrite clamp SFC-8 (supplied with the NX-100S only)

Mount the ferrite clamp (supplied with the NX-100S) on the cable in a way that the cable is looped one turn as illustrated. (This countermeasure is for complying with the CE marking requirements.)

1.1.3. When simultaneously using the 24V DC power supply and the AC adapter NX-100 only

When both the 24 V DC power supply and the AC adapter are simultaneously used, the AC adapter takes precedence. However, should power from the AC adapter be interrupted due to a power failure, etc., the power supply will automatically switch over to the unit's 24 V DC power source. Connecting a battery directly to the DC INPUT terminal also permits it to be used as backup power supply during a power failure.

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1.2. Terminal Connections

To mixer, amplifier, etc.

Audio Output Terminal Connections

Connect the mixer, amplifier, etc. using 2-core shielded cable.

When the connected unit has an unbalanced input, make the connections as follows:

Connected Unit

H

Hot (H)

NX-100/100S

E

Cold (C)

 

 

 

Earth (E)

 

 

Shield

Shield

 

This figure represents the NX-100.

DC INPUT

AC ADAPTER

 

CONTACT OUTPUT

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

C

H C E

AUDIO OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24V

200mA

DC INPUT

10/100M

RS-232C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

FG

 

24V

200mA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINE

MIC

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT INPUT

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

C

H C E

AUDIO INPUT

 

To microphone or other sound sources

• Audio Input Terminal Connections

Connect the microphone or other sound sources using 2-core shielded cable.

• Network Connections

The NX-100/100S automatically distinguishes between 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX networks, and establishes a connection. For this connection, use a "straight" UTP Category 5 LAN (Ethernet) cable fitted with an RJ-45 connector.

Tip

It is recommended that the unit be connected to network equipment capable of performing full-duplex communications.

Note

Refer to p. 2-5, CONNECTIONS TO TERMINAL PLUGS, for audio terminal connection procedures.

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Control Output Terminal Connections

Connect the control input terminals of all other connected units using 2 control lines.

[Control Output Specifications]

Open collector output Withstand voltage: 30 V DC

Control current:

50 mA maximum

Pulse width:

1 s (when in Latch mode)

To other unit's control input

Caution

Be sure to connect only these control lines to other unit's control input terminals.

Connecting in parallel with control lines from other equipment may cause the unit to malfunction.

This figure represents the NX-100.

Note

To control a power distributor or PA amplifier mounted in the same rack as the unit using the unit's control output terminals, provide an external relay and power supply as shown below to perform control with the relay contacts.

Diode

External

power supply

 

 

Relay

CONTACT

1 – 8

+24 V DC

OUTPUT

C

GND

DC INPUT

AC ADAPTER

 

CONTACT OUTPUT

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8 C

H C E

AUDIO OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24V

200mA

DC INPUT

10/100M

RS-232C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

FG

 

24V

200mA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINE

MIC

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT INPUT

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8 C

H C E

AUDIO INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Control Input Specifications]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To other unit's

 

 

No-voltage "make" contact input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

control output

 

 

Short circuit current: 10 mA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open voltage:

12 V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulse width:

Over 50 ms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• RS-232C Interface Connections

NX-100 only

 

• Connections to the Control Input Terminal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The NX-100 can be used to control such RS-232C components as DTE and DCE components over a network.

Use a "straight" cable fitted with a 9-pin D-sub connector when connecting to DTE components such as PCs.

Use a "cross" cable fitted with a 9-pin D-sub connector for connecting to DCE components such as modems.

Tips

Connect the control output terminals of all other connected units using 2 control lines.

Refer to p. 2-5, CONNECTIONS TO TERMINAL PLUGS, for control terminal connection procedures.

When not using the RS-232C interface, place the supplied RS-232C cover over the terminal to protect it against dust. NX-100 only

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2. CONNECTIONS TO TERMINAL PLUGS

Wire the removable terminal plugs for power input (NX-100 only), audio input and output, and control input and output as follows:

[Cable size and width to strip]

Application

Size

Width to Strip

 

 

Solid cable and stranded cable

For power supply terminal

AWG24 – 12

7 mm

NX-100 only

 

 

 

 

 

Shielded cable

 

 

7 mm

For audio terminal

 

 

 

AWG28 – 16

 

For control terminal

 

 

 

 

15 mm

Caution

Avoid soldering stranded or shielded cable, as contact resistance may increase when the cable is tightened and the solder is crushed, possibly resulting in an excessive rise in joint temperatures.

[Wiring procedure]

Step 1. Wiring the supplied removable

This figure represents the NX-100.

 

terminal plug.

 

1-1. Loosen the terminal screws to insert the wire.

1-2. Tighten the terminal screws.

Ensure that the wire does not break free when pulled. If the wire does pull free, repeat the connection procedure from the start.

Step 2. Insert the wired terminal plug into the corresponding terminal block in the unit's rear panel.

Step 3. Tighten the fixing screws. NX-100 only

 

Tighten

 

 

 

H

C

E

Removable

2

 

 

 

terminal plug

 

 

 

 

 

1

H

C

E

 

 

 

 

 

3

Tighten

AUDIO

OUTPUT

 

 

 

INPUT

 

VOL

UME

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

INE

MIC

AUDIO

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

NX-100 rear panel

Cautions

Do not reverse Steps 1 and 2. Poor contact may result if force is applied to the unit's internal circuit board pins while the terminal screws are being tightened.

Use an appropriate type screwdriver for terminal plug wiring.

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3. RACK MOUNTING

Use the optional mounting hardware set when installing the unit in an equipment rack. Be sure to remove the rubber feet located on the unit's bottom surface before mounting.

• Use the optional MB-15B-BK hardware set when mounting a single unit.

3 x 4 tapping screw*1

Blank bracket*1

M3 x 10 machine screw*2 (supplied with NX-100/100S)

NX-100/100S

L

NETWORK

AUDIO

 

 

 

CT

 

 

 

NK/A

D/C

 

ADAPTER

 

 

 

F

 

OL

 

NX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100S

*1 Component parts of MB-15B-BK

*2 Note

Never use the screws supplied with the MB-15B-BK to mount the bracket.

The screws supplied with the MB-15B-BK are so long as to damage the internal parts, possibly causing the unit to fail.

SIG

INPUT

 

NAL

PEAK

 

 

STATUS

ERROR

 

 

RUN

RESET 00-05-F9-FF-80-81

M3 x 10 machine screw*2 (supplied with NX-100/100S)

Rack mounting bracket*1

5 x 12 rack mounting screw*1

Fiber washer (for M5)*1

• Use the optional MB-15B-J hardware set when mounting 2 units.

M3 x 10 machine screw*2 (supplied with NX-100/100S)

NX-100/100S

L

NETWORK

AUDIO

 

NK

/ACT

 

ADAPTER NX-

 

 

FD/COL

 

 

 

 

100S

SI

INPUT

 

 

GNAL

PEAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATUS

ERROR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUN

 

 

 

 

RESET

Fiber washer (for M5)*

1

 

 

00-

 

 

05-

 

 

81

 

 

 

F9-

 

 

 

FF-80-

5 x 12 rack mounting screw*1

NX-100/100S

L

NETWORK

AUDIO

 

 

 

 

NK

/ACT

 

ADAPTER

 

 

 

 

 

D/C

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

OL

 

NX-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIG

INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAL

PEAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATUS

ERROR

 

 

RUN

RESET 00-05-F9-FF-80-81

*1 Component parts of MB-15B-J

*2 Note

Never use the screws supplied with the MB-15B-J to mount the bracket.

The screws supplied with the MB-15B-J are so long as to damage the internal parts, possibly causing the unit to fail.

M3 x 10 machine screw*2 (supplied with NX-100/100S)

Rack mounting bracket*1

M3 x 6 oval head screw*1

Coupler*1

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4. MAC ADDRESSES AND INSTALLATION LOCATIONS

When making the unit's network settings, the unit's MAC address* must have a clear association with its corresponding installation location. Be sure to record the relationship during installation to facilitate later network settings.

* A 12-digit hexadecimal address number peculiar to and assigned to the network-connected unit.

This figure represents the NX-100.

NETWORK AUDIO ADAPTER NX-100

LNK/ACT FD/COL

STATUS ERROR RUN

RESET

00-05-F9-FF-80-81

MAC address

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5. SOFTWARE INSTALLATION

5.1. System Conditions

The following minimum PC (personal computer) specifications are required in order to correctly operate the unit's software program.

• OS:

Windows 2000/XP

• CPU:

Pentium

 

800 MHz or greater

 

 

• RAM:

256 MB or greater

• Disk Space:

40 MB or greater

 

 

 

 

Notes

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Pentium is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

5.2. Activating the Setup Launcher

The Setup Launcher is automatically started when the supplied CD-ROM is inserted into the PC's drive.

Note

The Setup Launcher will not be automatically activated when the CD-ROM is inserted if the PC's CD drive is not compatible with an auto-run function. In such cases, execute the "Setup Launcher" file below using "Explorer" or "My Computer" or select Start → Run on the taskbar to enter the command below:

<Drive in which a CD is inserted> \Autorun.exe

[Example] When a CD is inserted into drive e → e:\Autorun.exe

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5.3. Installing Java Runtime Environment

The following procedures do not need to be carried out if J2SE Runtime Environment,5.0 Update 3 has already been installed in the PC.

Step 1. Quit other activated applications before installation.

Step 2. Click "J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 3" of the Setup Launcher.

The installer will be activated.

Step 3. Select "I accept the terms in the license agreement." and "Typical," then click the Next button as instructed by the screen.

Installation will begin and the progress status displayed.

The "Installation Completed" indication will be displayed upon installation completion.

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Tip

Check the correct Runtime installation or version number from "Control Panel."

Installation completion icon

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5.4. Installing the NX-100 Software

The NX-100 software consists of the following 2 programs.

NX-100 Setup Program (Installation Setting)

Enables integrated setting of the NX-100 and NX-100S from the PC.

NX-100 Operation Program

Enables integrated setting of the NX-100 and NX-100S from the PC for broadcast activation. Install this software program to operate the unit from the PC.

5.4.1. Installation procedures

Step 1. Click "NX-100 Software" in the Setup Launcher.

The installer will be activated.

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Step 2. Click the Next button.

The screen "Destination Folder" will be displayed.

Step 3. When installing in a different folder from the one displayed, press the Change button to select the desired folder. Press the Next button if the currently displayed folder is correct.

The "Setup Type" screen will be displayed.

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Step 4. Select the NX-100 software program to install, then press the Next button.

Tip

When installing simultaneously the NX-100 Setup Program (Installation Setting) and Operation Program, select "NX-100 Software Custom-Setup."

[If something other than NX-100 Software Custom-Setup is selected]

Installation will begin.

[If NX-100 Software Custom-Setup is selected]

The screen for selecting the software program to install in Custom Setup mode is displayed.

4-1. Click the icon to select software program.

The popup menu for selecting the installation method will be displayed.

4-2. Select "This feature will be installed on local hard drive." for the software program(s) to be installed, and "This feature will not be available." for software program(s) not to be installed.

4-3. Press the Next button. Installation will begin.

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Step 5. Press the Finish button when the indication "InstallShield Wizard Completed" is displayed after installation completion.

Tip

An icon for the installed NX-100 software program is created on the desktop.

NX-100 Setup Program (Installation Setting):

NX-100 Operation Program:

5.4.2. Update information

The latest versions of the following software and manuals are open to the public on the Toa's download site http://www.toa-products.com/international/: NX-100 firmware, NX-100 software (Setup program and Operation program), and Instruction manuals (Installation setup manual and Operations manual). Please download them from the above web site.

To confirm the NX-100 software version, use the Help menu of the software.

The version of each instruction manual is in the lower right corner on the last page expressed in a yearmonth format. Example: "200406" represents 2004, June.

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5.4.3. Installation folder configuration

The installed software program is stored by default in C:\Program Files\TOA\NX-100. The installation folder is configured as follows. (However, the unit setting file is only created after having been set by the setup program, and the unit operation log is created after the NX-100/100S unit's first actual operation.)

Installation Folder

nx100_control.jar (Operation Program) nx100_util.jar (Setup Program - Installation Setting) packet_audio.jar

data (data folder)

Config (folder to store unit setting files)

Log (folder to store logs)

System.nxc (setup program system file) panel.nxc (operation program system file)

[IP address].cfg (unit setting file)

[IP address].log (unit operation log file)

Data in the data folder are commonly used by both the Setup Program and the Operation Program. The Setup Program and the Operation Program always operate based on the unit setting files in the data folder. Manually opening or saving these files cannot be performed.

Do not change the configuration or name of the file or folder in the installation folder.

When creating other systems or saving backup copies, copy the data folder into other location and save it. (To reuse, replace the data folder with the one in use.)

5.5. Uninstalling Each Software

Select [Control Panel] → [Add/Remove Programs] to delete.

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Chapter 3: SYSTEM SETTINGS (NX-100 SETUP PROGRAM)

1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION

1.1. What is the NX-100 Setup Program?

This program is used to set all the NX-100 and NX-100S units connected to a LAN. It also provides a simple display on the PC screen of operating data for multiple NX-100 and NX-100S units connected to a LAN.

Its main features are as follows:

Scans and displays all NX-100 and NX-100S units connected to a LAN.

Automatically sets IP addresses without duplication. Permits manual changes as well.

Permits simultaneous uploading of setting files to two or more NX-100 and NX-100S units.

Backs up setting files for two or more NX-100 and NX-100S units in a batch.

Easily and efficiently performs broadcast settings between units.

Note

When setting the unit connected to the Internet, refer to Chapter 4, System Settings (Setting Using Browser).

1.2. About Network Settings

Follow the instructions of the network management personnel before performing network settings for the PC and connected units. Incorrect settings may adversely influence other units connected to the same network.

1.3. Backing-Up Setting Files

Setting contents, once saved, are saved in the data folder located inside the Setup program's installation folder (Default path: C:\Program Files\TOA\NX-100) as a unit setting file. If uploaded, these files are stored in each NX-100 and NX-100S as unit setting files. It is highly recommended that all settings be backed up. Backing up settings to other locations on the PC hard drive or to external storage devices facilitates restoration should the NX-100, NX-100S or PC inadvertently fail. To save backup copies, copy the entire data folder located in the Setup program's installation folder.

Caution

When settings are changed, be sure to update the backup files as well.

1.4. Cautions Concerning Setting Updates

Never restart the NX-100 and NX-100S units nor turn off their power supply while updating* the setting contents.

* The Status indicator on the unit's front panel flashes during an update.

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2. SETUP SOFTWARE CONFIGURATION AND SETTING ITEMS

The Installation Setting Program permits settings of all items including unit scanning and network setting. First set all items using this software at the time of system installation. The following two tools are made available:

[Unit Scanning Tool]

Performs unit scanning and network settings. Using this tool, first scan the NX-100 and NX-100S units connected to the LAN for the system initial setting.

[System Setting Tool]

Performs settings of unit broadcast, contact, serial bridge, etc. It is possible to create the system setting file beforehand by entering a unit setting before installation.

Setting items table

Setting Item

Unit Scanning Tool

Unit scanning

(See p. 3-10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IP address

(See p. 3-11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subnet mask

(See p. 3-12)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Default gateway

(See p. 3-12)

 

 

 

 

 

System Setup Tool

 

Network

(See p. 3-16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast spec

(See p. 3-18)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast pattern

(See p. 3-20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

(See p. 3-23)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serial bridge

(See p. 3-27)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NX-100 only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System

(See p. 3-29)

 

 

 

 

 

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3. SETTING PROCEDURE

Pattern 1: Initial On-Site Setup

(1)Unit Scanning (Network Setting)

After scanning the unit using the Setup program's Unit Scanning Tool, set the IP address, default gateway, subnet mask, and unit name.

Upload the network setting data.

Save the network setting data in unit setting file format ([IP address].cfg).

(2)System Setting

Set non-network items using the System Setting Tool.

Manually add any units that could not be scanned, and enter their IP addresses and unit names.

Set the following items in the order listed:

• System:

Set audio I/O unit names.

• Network:

Set the port number.

• Broadcast Spec:

Perform Broadcast Spec settings based on the network configuration.

 

Before using this function, confirm the following information with network

 

management personnel:

·Usable bandwidth

·Whether or not multicast streaming can be used

Broadcast Pattern: Set the units to be connected in each broadcast pattern when activated by

contact or the Operation program. (This setting not needed for units that will not be used in broadcast patterns.)

• Contact:

Set the broadcast pattern to be activated when a contact is received, and the

 

contact output for other connected units. Also, set the operation to be

 

performed when contact output is activated by other units.

 

 

 

• Serial Bridge

NX-100 only

: Set the units to be connected and their serial ports when using the

 

 

serial bridge function.

(3) Setting Upload

Upload the unit setting file in order to enable the settings set in Step (2) above.

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Pattern 2: Uploading the programmed system setting file after scanning the connected units on-site.

(1) System Setting

Using the System Setting Tool, program all the units in the system, and enter their unit names and IP address numbers.

• System:

Set audio I/O unit names.

• Network:

Set the port number.

• Broadcast Spec:

Perform Broadcast Spec settings based on the network configuration.

 

Before using this function, confirm the following information with network

 

management personnel:

·Usable bandwidth

·Whether or not multicast streaming can be used

Broadcast Pattern: Set the units to be connected in each broadcast pattern when activated by

contact or the Operation program. (This setting not needed for units that will not be used in broadcast patterns.)

• Contact:

Set the broadcast pattern to be activated when a contact is received, and the

 

contact output for other connected units. Also, set the operation to be

 

performed when contact output is activated by other units.

 

 

 

• Serial Bridge

NX-100 only

: Set the units to be connected and their serial ports when using the

 

 

serial bridge function.

(2) Saving Data Files

Save the data folder located in the Setup program's installation folder to the PC's hard disk drive or a connected external storage device. Also be sure to save backup copies.

(3)Unit Scanning (Network Setting)

After installing the system's Setup program on-site, copy the contents of the data folder saved in Step (2) above to the data folder.

After setting the network using the Unit Scanning Tool, upload the unit setting file using the System Setting Tool.

Important

When performing settings according to this procedure, the pre-programmed set system setting contents are erased if [Save in setting file format] is executed using the Unit Scanning Tool. To prevent this, take the following precautions:

1.After completing settings using the System Setting Tool, copy and save the data folder under a different name.

If a data folder copy is saved, even when [Save in setting file format] is selected, it is possible to write the unit setting file into the NX-100 and NX-100S after recopying the previously saved and renamed folder to the data folder.

2.After performing settings using the Unit Scanning Tool, use the System Setting Tool only after uploading the settings, but without executing [Save in setting file format].

This prevents the unit setting file in the data folder from being overwritten.

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4. STARTUP OF INSTALLATION SETTING PROGRAM

Step 1. Either double-click on the Installation Setting Program icon that was created on the desktop during installation or directly double-click on the application [nx100_util.jar] installed in the Software folder. The User Authentication dialog will be displayed.

Step 2. Enter the system name and password, then press the OK button.

Note: Both the system name and password are case-sensitive.

The default system name is factory-preset to "NX-100" and the password to "guest." To change them, refer to p. 3-31.

When the system name and password are entered correctly, the initial Installation Setting Program screen is displayed.

Tip

At startup, the Setup program automatically loads data related to unit setting from the data folder.

Step 3. When scanning the unit, click on [Unit Scan (Network Setting)].

Tip

When the settings are saved, a unit setting file is automatically created for each individual IP address and saved in the data folder. If a unit setting file of the same name already exists in the data folder, it is overwritten.

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Step 4. Click on [System Setting] when performing such system settings as broadcast configuration.

Tip

When the settings are saved, a unit setting file is automatically created for each individual IP address and saved in the data folder. If a unit setting file of the same name already exists in the data folder, it is overwritten.

Step 5. Click on [Password Change] to change the password.

Step 6. Click on [End] to exit the program.

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5. UNIT SCANNING TOOL

Scans the units connected to the LAN.

Setting data can only be uploaded into the NX-100S and NX-100 units after each unit's IP address has been correctly set by way of either the Installation Setting Program's Unit Scanning Tool or a browser.

5.1. Screen Description

Click on [Unit Scan (Network Setting)] on the initial screen.

Shown below is an example of the screen displayed after the units have been scanned.

(1)Scanned unit list

A list showing the units scanned.

(2)MAC address

Displays the MAC addresses of the units scanned.

Cannot be changed.

(3)Unit type

Displays either type of unit NX-100 or NX-100S.

(4)IP address

Displays the IP addresses of the units scanned.

(5)Subnet mask

Displays the subnet mask to be set for the units scanned.

(6)Default gateway

Displays the default gateway to be set for the units scanned.

(7)Web port

Displays the port number of the web server.

(8)Name

Displays the names of the units scanned.

Note

When selecting a unit, tick the leftmost checkbox in the scanned unit list.

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5.2.1. File

Save in setting file format (Ctrl+S):

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Saves scanned unit data to the PC in unit setting file format ([IP address].cfg)

Exits the program.

Important

The [Save in setting file format] function is used to set broadcasts in the system settings after the unit scan is complete. Selecting [Save in setting file format] writes the setting contents into the data folder. The contents of the unit setting file include only the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, unit name, and Web server port number.

When broadcast contents have previously been set and saved using the System Setting Tool, these earlier system settings will be erased if [Save in setting file format] is selected.

If system setting has already been performed, take the following measures to prevent erasure of the setting contents:

1.Upon completion of System Setting Tool settings, copy and save the data folder under a different name.

If the data folder is copied, the unit setting file can be written into the NX-100 and the NX-100S after copying the renamed folder to the data folder, even when [Save in setting file format] is selected.

2.After Unit Scanning Tool settings have been performed, use the System Setting Tool after uploading the settings, but without executing [Save in setting file format].

This prevents the unit setting file in the data folder from being overwritten.

5.2.2. Scan

Unit scan:

Scans the units connected to the LAN.

Change settings:

Uploads the settings of the selected unit.

IP address:

Automatically assigns an IP address and performs related settings.

Auto assignment:

Automatically assigns an IP address to the selected unit.

Assignment range setting:

Sets the IP address range to be used in automatic IP address assignment.

Subnet mask setting:

Sets the same subnet mask to the selected units.

Default gateway setting:

Sets the same default gateway to the selected units.

Select all (Ctrl+A):

Selects all of the units scanned.

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5.2.3. Help

Help:

Displays help contents.

Version data: Indicates the version of the program in use.

5.3. Buttons

(1) (2)

(1) Unit scan button:

Scans all the units on the LAN.

(2) Setting upload button: Writes the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and name into the selected units.

5.4. Scanning Units

Scans each unit connected to the LAN.

Step 1. Connect NX-100 and NX-100S units to the network and turn on each power.

The LNK/ACT Indicator will light.

 

Step 2. Either press the Unit Scan Button

or select [Scan] → [Unit scan].

The MAC address, IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and unit name of the NX-100 and

NX-100S connected to the LAN will be displayed.

Default values are factory-preset as follows:

IP address:

192.168.1.1

 

Subnet mask:

255.255.255.0

 

Default gateway: 0.0.0.0

 

Name:

NX-100S or NX-100

 

Caution

Units can only be scanned within the effective broadcast range. (See p. 6-3.)

For the units that cannot be scanned, manually add only the units connected to the LAN with the System Setting Tool.

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5.5. Changing the Unit Setting Values

Change the unit's setting values individually.

Step 1. Double-click on the desired cell.

Data can be entered.

Step 2. Enter a new value.

Step 3. Press the Enter key or click on another cell.

Step 4. After editing completion, press the Upload Button .

Caution

Since the NX-100 and NX-100S units are automatically reset after uploading, any broadcasts currently in progress are stopped.

5.6. Automatic IP Address Assignment

Set the IP address for the unit scanned.

Besides the "Changing the Unit Setting Values" method described in the previous item, there is another method for automatically assigning addresses by limiting the IP address setting range.

Step 1. Select the unit to which the address is assigned by ticking its selection checkbox. To assign the same address to all units, select [Scan] → [Select all].

Step 2. Select [Scan] → [IP address] → [Assignment range setting] to set the usable IP address range.

Setting the range permits the selection of [Scan] → [IP address] → [Automatic assignment].

Step 3. Select [Scan] → [IP address] → [Automatic assignment].

The IP addresses are automatically assigned without duplicating.

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5.7. Subnet Mask and Default Gateway Settings

The same subnet mask and default gateway numbers can be set for all selected units.

Step 1. Tick the selection checkbox to select the unit.

To select all units, select [Scan] → [Select all].

Step 2. Set the subnet mask.

2-1. Select [Scan] → [Subnet mask setting].

2-2. A dialog will be displayed. Enter the setting value and click on the OK button.

Step 3. Set the default gateway.

2-1. Select [Scan] → [Default gateway setting].

2-2. A dialog will be displayed. Enter the setting value and click on the OK button.

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6. SYSTEM SETTING TOOL

Setting data can only be updated after the unit's IP address has been correctly set by way of either the Installation Setting Program's Unit Scanning Tool or a browser.

6.1. Screen Description

Clicking on [System Setting] on the Installation Setting Program's initial screen displays the following window. If the unit to be set is selected, its currently set contents are displayed in the right-side setting form.

(1)Name

Displays the unit names programmed into the system.

(2)IP address

Displays the unit IP addresses programmed into the system.

(3)Web server port

Displays the port number of the web server.

(4)Unit type

Displays either type of unit NX-100 or NX-100S.

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6.2. Menu

6.2.1. File

Save to file (Ctrl+S): Reopen file (Ctrl+O): Log file download:

Exit:

Overwrites and saves the system setting file. Rereads the saved system setting file.

Saves the log of all NX-100 and NX-100S operations programmed into the system. Exits the program.

6.2.2. Edit

Add

NX-100:Adds the selected NX-100 to the list (edit screen).

NX-100S:Adds the selected NX-100S to the list (edit screen).

Delete: Deletes the selected NX-100 or NX-100S from the list (edit screen).

Clear: Deletes all NX-100 and NX-100S units from the list (edit screen).

6.2.3. Setting

Upload (Ctrl+U): Writes the settings currently being edited into the NX-100 and NX-100S.

Download (Ctrl+D): Downloads the settings from the NX-100 and NX-100S, and displays them on the edit screen. (Not saved.)

Firmware update: Updates the NX-100 and NX-100S firmware.

6.2.4. Help

Help: Displays help contents.

Version data: Verifies the version number of the NX-100 Setup program.

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6.2.5. Buttons

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)

(1) Save button:

Saves and overwrites the system setting file.

(2)NX-100 Add button: Adds NX-100 units to the network list (edit screen).

(3)NX-100S Add button: Adds NX-100S units to the network list (edit screen).

(4)

Delete button:

Deletes NX-100 and NX-100S units from the network list (edit screen).

(5)

Upload button:

Writes the currently edited settings into the NX-100 and NX-100S.

(6)

Download button:

Downloads NX-100 and NX-100S settings and displays them on the edit screen.

 

 

(Not saved.)

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6.3. Network Setting

Step 1. Click on the [Network] tab of the System Setting Tool.

The setting screen will be displayed.

Step 2. Set each item.

(1)IP address

Enter the unit's IP address. After the IP address is set with the Unit Scanning Tool, the assigned IP address is indicated when the unit setting file is loaded into the PC.

(2)TCP port number assignment

Designate the web server port number and the base number of the other TCP port. The port number can be set within the range of 1 – 65535.

[Web server]

Enter the web server port number. Its default is "80."

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[Start port No.]

Enter the base number of the TCP port (other than web server, which is used by the unit). The default is "5000." Enter the number from within the range of 1 – 65532.

The TCP ports are assigned as follows:

Port

Protocol

Port No.

Default

 

 

 

 

Web server

TCP

Web server

80

 

 

 

 

Broadcast control

TCP

Start port No. + 0

5000

 

 

 

 

PC control

TCP

Start port No. + 1

5001

 

 

 

 

Contact bridge

TCP

Start port No. + 2

5002

 

 

 

 

Serial bridge

TCP

Start port No. + 3

5003

 

 

 

 

(3)UDP port number assignment

Designate the base port number to be used by UDP.

[Start port No.]

Enter the base UDP port number to be used by the unit. The default is "5000." Enter an even number from within the range of 1 – 65526.

The UDP ports are assigned as follows:

Port

Protocol

Port No.

Default

 

 

 

 

Streaming

UDP

Start port No. + 0

5000

 

 

 

 

Error correction

UDP

Start port No. + 2

5002

 

 

 

 

Resend

UDP

Start port No. + 4

5004

 

 

 

 

Serial bridge

UDP

Start port No. + 6

5006

 

 

 

 

Fs* correction

UDP

Start port No. + 7

5007

 

 

 

 

* Sampling frequency

Caution

Since UDP port No. 15000 is used by the unit, numbers between 14990 and 15000 cannot be used.

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6.4. Broadcast Spec Setting

Step 1. Click on the Broadcast Spec tab of the System Setting Tool.

The setting screen will be displayed.

Step 2. Select the usable bandwidth at Navigator.

Selection of the usable bandwidth automatically sets recommended values except those related to Multicast. If no problems are foreseen, perform the setting as is, without changing this value.

Note

For bandwidth and multicast streaming, consult with on-site network management personnel.

Step 3. Set each item while referring to the bandwidth and delay time indicated in the Information area located at the bottom of the screen.

Caution

Broadcasts are interrupted when the set bandwidth is displayed in red in the Information area. (The bandwidth is indicated in red whenever this setting exceeds the per-stream usable bandwidth.)

(1)Sampling frequency [kHz]

Select a sampling frequency for both transmission and reception from [8], [16], and [32] kHz. Sound quality improves with higher sampling frequencies, however this makes the usable bandwidth wider.

Caution

Local broadcasts are disabled if a transmission sampling frequency of [32] kHz is selected (refer to broadcasting direction in "the Broadcast Pattern Setting" on p. 3-20).

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(2)Packet size

Select the size of audio packet.

The packet size cannot be changed when [Resend] is selected in the Packet loss recovery item. Smaller packet sizes result in a wider bandwidth, however delay times become shorter.

(3)Compression

Select [Yes] or [No]. Audio signal compression narrows the bandwidth. To narrow the bandwidth of the network, it is highly recommended that compression be enabled.

(4)Packet loss recovery

Selects one of three recovery methods used when an audio packet is lost: [Standard], [Error Correction], and [Resend]. Refer to p. 6-4 for details regarding each recovery method.

[If "Error Correction" is selected]

A scale for setting the correction level appears. Higher settings increase correction capability, however delay times are also made longer.

[If "Resend" is selected]

A scale for setting delay times appears. Longer delay times increase correction capability.

(5)Enable multicast and Multicast address

Set whether or not to use multicast for broadcasts. Ticking the [Enable multicast] checkbox makes it possible to enter the multicast address. The effective address range is from (225.0.0.0) to (238.255.255.255).

Note

Be sure to consult with network management personnel before performing this setting.

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6.5. Broadcast Pattern Setting

6.5.1. Setting new broadcast patterns

Step 1. Click on the [Broadcast Pattern] tab of the System Setting Tool.

The setting screen will be displayed.

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Step 2. Press the Add button.

The edit area becomes available for editing. Up to 20 patters can be set for each unit.

Step 3. Enter a broadcast pattern name.

Caution

Avoid assigning a name already programmed.

Step 4. Select the broadcasting direction from [Transmission], [Reception], and [Local].

Transmission:

Transmits broadcast signals to the connected NX-100 and NX-100S units.

Reception:

Receives broadcast signals from the connected NX-100 and NX-100S units.

Local:

Makes broadcasts from the Audio Input of the NX-100 or NX-100S unit to its Audio

 

Output.

Selecting [Transmission] or [Reception] permits selection of the connected unit.

Caution

[Local] broadcasts cannot be made when the transmission sampling frequency is set to 32 kHz in the Broadcast Spec setting.

Step 5. Select the connected unit from the displayed list (when [Transmission] or [Reception] is selected)

Cautions

Only those units connected to the LAN can be selected.

Only one location can be selected when the multicast function is not used. (Also one location for reception.)

Only units designated for multicast streaming can be group-selected.

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6.5.2. Editing broadcast patterns

Step 1. Click on the [Broadcast Pattern] tab of the System Setting Tool.

The setting screen will be displayed.

Step 2. Click on the broadcast pattern to be edited.

The setting contents are displayed in the edit area, allowing editing.

Tip

To delete a previously programmed broadcast pattern, click on the broadcast pattern to be deleted, then press the Delete button.

Step 3. Re-enter or reselect the section to be changed.

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6.6. Contact Setting

6.6.1. Contact input setting

Step 1. Click on the [Contact] tab of the System Setting Tool.

Step 2. Click on the selection button for the contact input channel number.

The setting contents will be displayed.

Step 3. Tick the [Enable contact] checkbox.

The setting contents can be edited.

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Step 4. Set the type to [Momentary] or [Latch].

Momentary: The designated broadcast pattern or other unit's contact output is activated during the interval that input is ON. Activation stops while the input is OFF.

Latch:

The designated broadcast pattern or other unit's contact output is activated when the

 

input is turned ON, and the activation mode continues even if the input is turned OFF.

 

Activation stops when the input is turned ON again.

• Momentary

 

 

ON

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact input

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

ON

 

Broadcast and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activation

 

Stop

 

contact data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Latch

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

ON

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make

 

 

50 ms or more

 

 

 

 

 

Contact input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 ms or more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

ON

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activation

 

 

Stop

 

 

 

contact data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5. Set Polarity to [Make] or [Break].

Make: ON when the contact is closed.

Break: ON when the contact is opened.

Step 6. A list of the programmed broadcast patterns is displayed in the [Broadcast pattern] screen. Tick the checkbox to select the pattern.

Cautions

Broadcasts cannot be made if the set frequency band exceeds the usable bandwidth.

Up to 4 broadcast patterns can be selected for transmission, and 1 pattern for reception. (Only 1 pattern for multicast streaming.)

When no broadcast pattern is displayed, no broadcast patterns are programmed. In such cases, create new patterns on the Broadcast Pattern setting tab screen.

Step 7. Click to select the connected unit from the [Contact bridge unit] list.

Cautions

Only those units connected to the LAN can be selected.

Up to 64 locations can be selected.

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6.6.2. Contact output setting

Step 1. Click on the [Contact] tab of the System Setting Tool.

Step 2. Click on the selection button for contact output channel numbers.

The setting contents will be displayed.

Step 3. Tick the checkbox for [Enable contact].

The setting contents can be edited.

Step 4. Select Mode from [Standard], [STATUS Output], and [ERROR Output].

Standard:

Provides output by way of control from a PC or contact inputs of other units or

 

original unit.

STATUS Output: Provides contact output synchronizing with the unit's STATUS indicator operation. ERROR Output: Provides contact output synchronizing with the unit's ERROR indicator operation.

Note: To use the Contact bridge function, select [Standard].

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Step 5. Set the type to [Momentary] or [Latch].

Momentary: Provides output during the period between receiving an activation request and receiving a stop request.

Latch:

Provides 1 second of output upon receiving an activation request and 1 second of output

 

upon receiving a stop request.

Note

[Latch] cannot be selected when setting Mode to [STATUS Output] or [ERROR Output].

• Momentary

Broadcast and

 

Activation

Stop

 

activation data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

Make

 

 

 

 

 

Contact output

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break

Contact output

ON

ON

• Latch

Broadcast and

 

 

 

 

Activation

 

Stop

 

 

activation data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

ON

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact output

 

 

 

1 s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break

Contact output

1 s

ON

 

ON

 

ON

 

 

Caution

The unit's correct operation cannot be ensured if both activation and stop signals are received during the 1-second output interval.

Step 6. Select Polarity from [Make] or [Break].

Make: ON when the contact is closed.

Break: ON when the contact is opened.

Step 7. Set OFF delay time from [0] – [60] seconds.

Adjust the displayed scale or enter an OFF delay time of 0 – 60 seconds for the duration between receiving a termination request and actually turning OFF the contact. When in Resend mode (refer to p. 3-19, Packet loss recovery) and making broadcasts with longer delay times, set the OFF delay time to correspond to the delay time.

Note

For more information regarding OFF delay times, refer to p. 6-4.

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6.7. Serial Bridge Setting NX-100 only

Step 1. Click on the [Serial] tab of the System Setting Tool.

Step 2. Tick [Enable serial port].

The setting screen will be displayed, allowing entry of each item.

Step 3. Set each item.

(1) Protocol

Select the serial bridge communication method.

TCP server: The unit selected on the setting screen functions as a TCP server and carries out communications.

TCP client:

The unit selected on the setting screen functions as a TCP client and carries out

 

communications. Clicking the radio button permits selection of the connected unit.

UDP:

Carries out UDP communications. Clicking the radio button permits selection of the

 

connected unit.

(2) Target unit

Select the unit to be connected.

Caution

Only units connected to the LAN can be selected.

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(3) Baud rate

Select [9600], [19200], [38400], [57600] or [115200]

(4) Data length

Set to either [7 bits] or [8 bits].

(5) Parity

Select [Even], [Odd] or [None].

(6) Stop bits

Select [1 bit] or [2 bits].

(7) Flow control

Select the type of flow control.

None:

Flow control is not performed.

Xon/Xoff:

Performs software flow control.

Hardware: Performs hardware flow control.

(8) Auto cutoff time (minutes)

Set the time interval (timeout duration: 0 – 60 minutes) before the connected unit is automatically disconnected following the end of the last communication. The connected unit is not disconnected if the timeout duration is set to [0]. This function is only available for TCP connections.

(9) Transmit/receive raw data

Tick the checkbox when transmitting and receiving raw data. Data with control information to be utilized between NX-100 units is usually transmitted, but raw data communications are generally carried out without such control information. However, when communications with other connected units are cut off, this cannot be detected. Raw data communications are only possible while in TCP connection mode.

Note

Serial bridge function data can be transmitted at every 20 ms intervals or when its data length becomes 1024 bytes within 20 ms. This serial bridge function cannot be used for the equipment that communicate with data less than 1024 bytes long at intervals shorter than 20 ms.

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6.8. System Settings

Step 1. Click on the [System] tab of the System Setting Tool.

The setting screen will be displayed.

Step 2. Perform settings for each item.

(1) Unit

Enter the unit name.

(2) Audio input

Enter the name of the audio input unit connected to the unit.

(3) Audio output

Enter the name of the audio output unit connected to the unit.

(4) Firmware version

Indicates the unit's firmware version number.

6.9. Saving the Unit Setting Files

Save the unit setting file to the specified location.*

*The data folder is located in the installation folder (Default path: C:\Program Files\TOA\NX-100) of the setup program. The save location cannot be manually designated.

Click on the Save button or select [File] → [Save].

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6.10. Reopening Unit Setting Files

Reopen the saved unit setting files.

The program automatically reads the saved unit setting files at the time of program activation. Whenever a file has not yet been saved after edit completion, its contents can be reverted back to the previous settings.

Select [File] → [Reopen file].

6.11. Downloading the Operation Logs

Download all NX-100's and NX-100S' operation logs programmed into the system and save them to a specified location*.

*The data folder is located in the installation folder (Default path: C:\Program Files\TOA\NX-100) of the setup program. The save location cannot be manually designated.

Select [File] → [Log file download].

6.12. Uploading Unit Setting Files

Upload the currently opened setting file to the NX-100 and NX-100S.

Step 1. Click on the toolbar Save button or select [File] → [Save to file].

The setting file will be saved.

Step 2. Click on the Upload button or select [Setting] → [Upload].

Note

Setting file upload takes some time. Take care to never switch off the unit's power during the upload. (The Status indicators on the NX-100's and NX-100S' front panels flash during the upload.)

6.13. Downloading Unit Setting Files

Read the currently-connected NX-100's and NX-100S' setting contents into the System Setting Tool.

Click on the Download button or select [Setting] → [Download].

Programmed setting data of the units connected to the system will be displayed.

6.14. Updating Firmware

Update the firmware of all NX-100 and NX-100S units programmed into the system.

Step 1. Select [Setting] → [Firmware update].

Step 2. Select firmware file.

Firmware will be written into all connected NX-100 and NX-100S units.

Note

Take care to never turn off or reset the unit's power during firmware update. (The Status indicator on each unit's front panel flashes during the update.)

[Update information]

The latest versions of the following software and manuals are open to the public on the TOA's download site http://www.toa-products.com/international/: NX-100 firmware, NX-100 software (Setup program and Operation program), and Instruction manuals (Installation setup manual and Operations manual).

Please download them from the above web site.

The version of each instruction manual is in the lower right corner on the last page expressed in a yearmonth format. Example: "200406" represents 2004, June.

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7. CHANGING THE SYSTEM NAME AND PASSWORD

Step 1. In the Installation Setting Program, click on [Password Change] on the initial screen.

In the Management Setting Program, select [Help] → [Version data], and a dialog will then be displayed. Click on the Change password button.

The Password Change screen will be displayed.

Step 2. Enter a new system name and password.

Use up to 15 alphanumeric characters to enter the system name and password. (They can be set to blank.)

Enter the password a second time for verification.

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Chapter 4: SYSTEM SETTINGS (SETTING USING BROWSER)

1. OUTLINE OF SETTING USING BROWSER

Settings can also be changed without requiring installation of the dedicated NX-100 software by individually connecting to each NX-100/100S using the browser*.

For NX-100/100S units connected by way of the NAT function, such as an access via internet, perform settings from the browser.

*Browsers that ensure correct NX-100/100S operation:

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 5.5, and Netscape 7

Notes

Settings cannot be performed if the network is not correctly set. In particular, new units shipped from the factory may have duplicate default IP addresses or settings that assume the NX-100/100S is not connected to the same network as the PC.

Complete network settings before using the NX-100 Installation Setting program. If performing setup by the browser, disconnect the unit from the network and connect it directly to the PC's LAN port using a cross cable.

Should the power be switched off during setting changes, the unit may be damaged.

Changed settings are enabled after the NX-100/100S is restarted. Be sure to restart the unit whenever settings are changed. Broadcasts are stopped during unit restart.

2. SETTINGS

Step 1. Start up the browser and enter the URL.

Note

The factory-preset IP address is "192.168.1.1" and web server port No. is "80." When the web server port No. is "80," the description of the port number that follows the colon [:] can be omitted.

URL

Example

 

 

http://<IP address>:<Web server port No.> /admin-e.htm

http://192.168.1.1/admin-e.htm

 

 

The User Authentication dialog will be displayed. (Note that the dialog display may differ depending on the browser used.)

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Step 2. Enter a user name and password, then press the OK button.

Notes

For the User name, enter the system name preset as default or by change.

Both the user name and password are case-sensitive.

The default system name is factory-preset to "NX-100" and the password to "guest." To change them, refer to p. 4-28.

The setting menu window will be displayed if the user name and password are correctly entered.

This figure represents the NX-100.

Step 3. Set each item.

Referring to the corresponding pages, perform each setting.

Note that serial bridge setting can be performed for the NX-100 only.

Caution

When displaying each browser setting screen, the screen is not correctly displayed if the Back or Forward button of the browser is used. Use the menu on the left-hand side of the window.

Menu Item

Network setting

(See p. 4-4)

Broadcast spec setting

(See p. 4-6)

 

 

 

 

Broadcast pattern setting

(See p. 4-9)

 

 

 

 

Contact setting

(See p. 4-13)

 

 

 

 

Serial bridge setting

(See p. 4-18)

 

 

 

 

 

NX-100 only

 

 

 

 

 

 

Log management

(See p. 4-20)

 

 

 

 

System management

(See p. 4-27)

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3. NETWORK SETTING

Set the NX-100/100S unit's network.

This figure represents the NX-100.

(1)IP Address

Enter the NX-100/100S unit's IP address. (Factory-preset to "192.168.1.1.")

(2)Subnet Mask

Set the mask address. (Factory-preset to "255.255.255.0.")

(3)Default Gateway

Enter the gateway address if the unit is being used outside its assigned subnet. (Factory-preset to "0.0.0.0.")

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(4)Port No.

Set the start port number to be used by each protocol. The assigned port numbers are indicated.

[TCP Port No. Assignment]

• Web server

Enter the web server port number (Range: 1 – 65535; Factory-preset: 80)

• Start port no.

Enter the first TCP port number other than the HTTP, which is used by the NX-100/100S. (Range: 1 – 65532; Factory-preset: 5000)

[UDP Port No. Assignment]

Designate the first port number to be used by the UDP.

• Start port no.

Enter the first UDP number to be used by the unit. (Range: EVEN numbers 1 – 65526; Factory-preset: 5000)

Caution

Since UDP port No. 15000 is used by the unit, numbers between 14990 and 15000 cannot be used.

(5)Save button

Updates the NX-100/100S setting file.

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

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4. BROADCAST SPEC SETTING

Set the specifications that determine broadcast streaming quality. The NX-100/100S starts its broadcasts based on this setting.

This figure represents the NX-100.

(1)Navigator

Select the usable bandwidth and type of line, and press the Set button. A recommended values will then be set. If no problems are foreseen, perform the setting as is, without changing these values.

Note

Be sure to consult with network management personnel regarding bandwidth, type of line, and multicast streaming.

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(2)Information

Indicates the delay time, bandwidth, and whether or not broadcasts are possible when broadcasts are made using values selected in the Broadcast Spec settings.

[Delay]

The delay time is the duration until an audio signal received at the NX-100 and NX-100S passes through the network and is broadcast by other connected NX-100 and NX-100S units.

[Bandwidth]

Indicates the bandwidth for voice streaming over the network. The bandwidth used is indicated in red if the setting exceeds the usable bandwidth set in the Navigator section.

[Broadcasts possible with this spec]

Broadcasts that are possible with the set Spec are marked with "OK", and those that are not possible are marked with "NG." The conditions under which broadcasts can be made are as follows:

Transmission only (broadcasts from the original unit to other units):

Broadcast signals can be sent to a connected unit if the transmission bandwidth is within the set bandwidth.

Reception only (broadcasts from other units to the original unit):

Broadcast signals can be received from a connected unit if the reception bandwidth is within the set bandwidth.

Local broadcast (transmissions from the original unit's audio input to its audio output): Local broadcasts cannot be made if the transmission sampling frequency is set to 32 kHz.

Multiple unicast streaming and Two-way:

Cannot be performed when packet transmission intervals are short. Adjust the sampling frequency, compression, packet size, packet loss recovery and its level.

(3)Audio Setting

[Sampling Frequency]

Select the transmission and reception sampling frequencies from [8], [16], and [32] kHz. Sound quality improves with higher sampling frequencies, however this makes the bandwidth wider.

[Compression]

Select [Yes] or [No]. To narrow the bandwidth of the network, it is highly recommended that compression be enabled.

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(4)Network Relations

[Packet Size]

Select the size of audio packet.

The packet size cannot be changed when [Resend] is selected in Packet Loss Recovery item. Smaller packet sizes result in a wider bandwidth, however delay times become shorter.

[Packet Loss Recovery]

Select one of three recovery methods used when an audio packet is lost: [Standard], [Error Correction], and [Resend]. Refer to p. 6-4 for details of each recovery method.

In case [Error correction] is selected, the correction level can be changed, allowing selection from [1 (Low)], [2], [3], and [4 (High)]. Higher settings increase correction capability, however delay times are also made longer.

In case [Resend] is selected, delay times can be entered for 5 – 30 seconds. Longer delay times increase correction capability. Note that [Resend] cannot be selected if [Compression] is set to "No."

[Multicast]

The multicast address must be set when sending multicast streaming. Selecting "Yes" for Multicast allows the multicast address to be entered. The effective address range is from (225.0.0.0) to (238.255.255.255). Perform this setting while taking care that the same number is not duplicated among the units connected to the same network.

Note

Be sure to consult with network management personnel before performing this setting.

(5)Sampling Frequency Correction

Refer to p. 6-4 for sampling frequency correction.

[Transfer Setting between Networks]

Perform the setting to transfer sampling frequency correction data between different networks. (Correction data within the LAN* are automatically transmitted and received.)

* Broadcast effective range

No:

Corrects correction data only in the LAN, without transferring data to other networks.

Reception:

Receives correction data from other networks. Enter the receiving source IP address in the

 

corresponding box that is ready for entry. When receiving correction data via Multicast, tick

 

the checkbox of "Receives via Multicast." and enter the Multicast IP address to be used.

Transmission: Transmits correction data to other networks. Since the data input boxes for the target transmission unit become ready for entry, enter both the IP address and port number of the target unit.

(6)Save button

Updates the NX-100/100S setting file.

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

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5. BROADCAST PATTERN SETTING

The broadcast pattern is determined by the combination of broadcast direction and the units targeted to receive or transmit the broadcast, and is set in the unit that initiates the broadcast. The pattern then starts the broadcast when a contact or program operation input is received. Local broadcasts which do not use the network or single stream broadcasts can also be set as broadcast patterns. (Target receiving unit: 1; Target unicast transmission unit: 1; Target multicast transmission units: 64)

Create a new broadcast pattern by clicking on the Pattern Addition button, or select and edit a pattern which has already been programmed.

This figure represents the NX-100.

Pattern Selection Area

Pattern Edit Area

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5.1. Pattern Selection Area

(1)Programmed Pattern List

Displays a list of the unit's programmed patterns, and whether or not broadcasts are possible.

Patterns which cannot be broadcast due to the Broadcast Spec settings are highlighted in red with an "NG" displayed in the corresponding "Enable Broadcast" column. Disabled broadcasts are usually caused by incorrect multicast or transmission sampling frequency settings (for instance, local broadcasts cannot be made at 32 kHz). Be sure to review the Broadcast Spec settings.

[Pattern Selection]

Select the pattern to edit or delete.

After selection, press the Pattern Edit button to edit, and the Pattern Deletion button to delete.

(2)Pattern Edit button

Displays the selected broadcast pattern in the pattern edit area. The "Pattern Edit" title is displayed in the edit area.

Pressing the Save button after edit updates the pattern setting.

(3)Pattern Addition button

Adds a new broadcast pattern. The "Addition of Pattern" title is displayed in the pattern edit area. Pressing the Save button after edit adds the pattern. The new pattern is added to the programmed pattern list and displayed in the pattern selection area.

(4)Pattern Deletion button

Deletes the selected broadcast pattern and updates the NX-100/100S setting file.

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

5.2. Pattern Edit Area

The pattern addition display differs from the pattern editing display for the selected pattern. (The "Addition of Pattern" screen is displayed by default when no pattern is selected.)

5.2.1. Pattern addition

"Addition of Pattern" is displayed as the pattern edit area's title when no pattern is selected or when the Pattern Addition button is pressed.

(1)Name

Enter the pattern name to be programmed into the NX-100/100S.

"New Pattern" is displayed when the Pattern Addition button is pressed. Change this indication to the appropriate pattern name.

Caution

Take care not to assign a pattern name which is already programmed.

(2)Direction

Select the broadcast direction.

Transmission:

Broadcasts from the original unit to other units.

Reception:

Broadcasts from other units to the original unit.

Local:

Broadcasts from the original unit's audio input to its own audio output.

Caution

"Local" cannot be selected when the transmission sampling frequency is set to [32 kHz] in the Broadcast Spec setting.

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(3)Target Unit

The IP addresses of the target NX-100 and NX-100S units are displayed.

When "Transmission" is selected in the Direction setting, broadcasts are sent all added NX-100 and NX-100S target units.

When "Reception" is selected, broadcasts are received from the added target NX-100 or NX-100S unit. Target units cannot be added when "Local" has been selected.

[Target Unit Addition]

The combination of the broadcast direction and target unit that enables single stream broadcasts can be set as the broadcast pattern. The number of target units that can be added is 1 unit for reception, and 64 units for transmission when multicast streaming is possible or 1 unit for transmission when multicast streaming is not possible.

Enter the IP address and transmission control port for each target unit, then press the Target Unit Addition button. The set target unit will be added to the Target Unit list.

(Example of addition to the Target Unit list)

Caution

Units are not added by merely entering them in the Target Unit Addition frame. Be sure to confirm that the unit is added to the list after the Target Unit Addition button is pressed, and then press the Save button. The Target Unit Addition button is automatically disabled when target units can no longer be added.

[Target Unit Deletion button]

Pressing the Target Unit Deletion button after selecting a target unit in the Target Unit List will delete the selected unit from the list. Multiple target units can also be selected for deletion.

(4)Audio Stream Target Port

Enter the port number of the target unit to be used by the audio stream.

(5)Save button

Updates the NX-100/100S setting file.

When adding a pattern, the unit's name appears in the Programmed Pattern List.

Note

The broadcast control port number and audio stream target port are displayed in the "Network Setting" screen for the target unit. (Refer to p. 4-4, NETWORK SETTING.)

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

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5.2.2. Pattern editing

When the Pattern Edit button is pressed while a programmed broadcast pattern is selected in the pattern selection area, the Edit of Pattern title and the name of the pattern before being changed are displayed. The setting contents of the pattern are also displayed in the pattern edit area for editing.

This figure represents the NX-100.

Press the Save button to program the edited pattern. Pressing the Save button will update the NX-100/100S setting file.

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

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6. CONTACT SETTING

When the NX-100/100S unit's contact input is activated, its set broadcast pattern starts broadcasting while simultaneously enabling other unit's contact outputs. Here, contact input and output settings are performed.

This figure represents the NX-100.

(1)Contact Selection

Select the contact to be set. Selecting the input or output channel number of the contact displays its contact's setting contents.

(2)Enable/Disable Selection

Select "Enable" or "Disable" for the contact.

Select "Enable" when using the contact function. All setting items are then ready for entry.

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6.1. Contact Input Setting

Set the broadcast pattern to be started, and the contact bridge. When the contact input is selected, the screen will switch over to the contact input setting screen. Select [Enable] and set the contact input contents.

(1)Operation Mode

Select from [Momentary] and [Latch]. Operations are as follows:

Momentary: The designated broadcast pattern or other unit's contact is activated while the input is ON. The start mode stops when the input is OFF.

Latch:

When the input is turned on, the designated broadcast pattern or other unit's contact is

 

activated, and the start mode continues even if the input is turned OFF. The start mode stops

 

when the input is turned ON again.

• Momentary

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact input

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

ON

 

Broadcast and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activation

 

Stop

 

contact data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Latch

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

ON

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make

 

 

50 ms or more

 

 

 

 

 

Contact input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 ms or more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

ON

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broadcast and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activation

 

 

Stop

 

 

 

contact data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2)Polarity

Set to either [Make] or [Break]. Make: ON when contact is closed. Break: ON when contact is opened.

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(3)Broadcast Pattern

The NX-100/100S unit's list of programmed broadcast patterns is displayed. Select the pattern to be started.

Patterns which cannot be broadcast due to the Broadcast Spec settings are highlighted in red with a "NO" displayed in the corresponding "Enable" column. Disabled broadcasts are usually caused by incorrect multicast or transmission sampling frequency settings (for instance, local broadcasts cannot be made at 32 kHz).

[Select]

Select the pattern to be started. When cancelling the selection, click on the same checkbox again to remove the tick.

[Pattern name]

Displays the programmed broadcast pattern name.

[Direction]

Displays the type of broadcasting.

Transmission (Multicast): Transmits a single stream broadcast to multiple units. Multicast must be set to "Yes" in the Broadcast Spec Setting.

Transmission (Unicast): Transmits a single stream broadcast to a single unit.

Reception:

Receives broadcasts from the target unit.

Local:

Broadcast from the original unit's input to its own output.

[Enable]

Indicates whether or not the programmed broadcast pattern can be broadcast. If "NO" is displayed for a pattern, review the Broadcast Spec settings.

[Bandwidth]

Indicates the total bandwidth used by the set pattern.

Caution

Broadcasts cannot be made if the setting exceeds the available bandwidth.

(4)Contact Bridge

The Contact Bridge refers to the function that enables the contact outputs of other connected unit or original unit when the original unit's contact input is activated. Here, select NX-100/100S contact outputs to be activated when the original unit's contact input is activated.

[Programmed Target Output]

Tick on the appropriate boxes when wishing to change only the programmed target unit's contact output channel. Tick the corresponding rightmost checkbox to select programmed target units to be deleted, then click on the Delete button to remove from the list.

[New Connect Point]

When performing initial programming, enter the new target unit's IP address, contact control port number and select the channel number, then click on the Add button.

Entering the original unit's IP address and port number as a new connecting point permits the original unit's contact output to be activated.

(5)Save button

Updates the NX-100/100S setting file.

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

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6.2. Contact Output Setting

Set the contact output to be activated when the NX-100/100S is enabled by other unit or the operation program. Selecting a contact output will switch the display to the contact output setting screen. Select "Enable" and set the contact output contents.

This figure represents the NX-100.

(1)Mode

Select Mode from [Standard], [STATUS Output], and [ERROR Output].

Standard:

Provides output by way of control from a PC or contact inputs of other units or original

 

unit.

STATUS Output: Provides contact output synchronizing with the unit's STATUS indicator operation.

ERROR Output:

Provides contact output synchronizing with the unit's ERROR indicator operation.

Note

To use the Contact bridge function, select [Standard].

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(2)Type

Select from [Momentary] and [Latch].

Momentary: Provides output during the period between receiving an activation request and receiving a stop request.

Latch: Provides 1 second of output upon receiving an activation request and 1 second of output upon receiving a stop request.

Note

[Latch] cannot be selected when setting Mode to [STATUS Output] or [ERROR Output].

• Momentary

Broadcast and

 

Activation

Stop

 

activation data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

Make

 

 

 

 

 

Contact output

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break

Contact output

ON

ON

• Latch

Broadcast and

 

 

 

 

Activation

 

Stop

 

 

activation data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

ON

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact output

 

 

 

1 s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Break

Contact output

1 s

ON

 

ON

 

ON

 

 

Caution

The unit's correct operation cannot be ensured if both activation and stop signals are received during the 1-second output interval.

(3)Polarity

Select Polarity from [Make] and [Break]. Make: ON when the contact is closed. Break: ON when the contact is opened.

(4)Contact OFF Delay Time [sec]

Enter an OFF delay time of 0 – 60 seconds for the duration between receiving a termination request and actually turning OFF the contact. When in Resend mode and making broadcasts with longer delay times, set the OFF delay time to correspond to the delay time.

Note

For more information regarding OFF delay time, refer to p.6-4.

(5)Save button

Updates the NX-100/100S setting file.

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

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7. SERIAL BRIDGE SETTING NX-100 only

Perform serial bridge settings.

(1)Enable/Disable Selection

Select "Enable" when using this function. All items can be ready for entry.

(2)Network Setting

[Protocol]

Select the serial bridge communication configuration.

TCP Server: The original unit carries out communications as a TCP server. The NX-100 unit connected to this server must be set as a TCP client in its protocol settings.

TCP Client: The original unit carries out communications as a TCP client. The target NX-100 unit must be set as a TCP server in its protocol settings.

UDP: Carries out communications using UDP. The target NX-100 unit's protocol settings must be set to UDP.

[Target Unit's IP Address]

Enter the target unit's IP address and port number.

Note

Enter the global IP address if using the Internet.

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(3)Serial Port Setting

[Baud Rate]

Select [9600], [19200], [38400], [57600], or [115200]

[Data Length (bit)]

Select to [7 bits] or [8 bits].

[Parity]

Select [Even], [Odd], or [None].

[Stop Bit]

Select [1 bit] or [2 bits].

[Flow Control]

Select the type of flow control.

None: Flow control is not performed. Xon/Xoff: Performs software flow control. Hardware: Performs hardware flow control.

(4)Other

[Automatic Cutoff Time (minutes)]

Set the time interval (timeout duration: 0 – 60 minutes) before the connected unit is automatically disconnected following the end of the last communication. The connected unit is not disconnected if the timeout duration is set to [0]. This function is only available for TCP connections.

[Transmit/Receive RAW data.]

Tick the checkbox when transmitting and receiving raw data. Data with control information to be utilized between NX-100 units is usually transmitted, but raw data communications are generally carried out without such control information. However, when communications with other connected units are cut off, this cannot be detected. Raw data communications are only possible while in TCP connection mode.

(5)Save button

Updates the NX-100 setting file.

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100 is flashing.

Note

Serial bridge function data can be transmitted at every 20 ms intervals or when its data length becomes 1024 bytes within 20 ms. This serial bridge function cannot be used for the equipment that communicate with data less than 1024 bytes long at intervals shorter than 20 ms.

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8. LOG MANAGEMENT

The unit's operation logs are displayed and saved.

This figure represents the NX-100.

(1)Operation Log button

Displays the NX-100/100S unit's operation log.

(2)Stream Log button

Displays streaming reception log.

(3)Log Save button

Saves log as a file in the PC.

(4)Operation Status button

Displays the NX-100/100S unit's current operation status.

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8.1. Operation Log

The operation log screen is displayed when the Operation Log button is pressed on the Log Management Menu screen.

This figure represents the NX-100.

[Operation button]

(1)Latest button

Updates the operation log to current data.

(2)Prev. Page button

Moves to the previous page.

(3)Next Page button

Moves to the next page.

(4)Clear button

Deletes all operation logs.

(5)Display Change button

Displays or hides the web access log.

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[Items in the Table]

(1)Time

Indicates the time the event took place.

(2)Category

Indicates the type of log.

SESSION: Communications between units REMOTE: Control by a PC

SWITCH: Monitoring of the contact input and the contact control

SERIAL:

Serial bridge operating status

SYSTEM:

System information

WEB:

Web server access log

STREAM:

Status of audio stream

(3)Requesting Source

Indicates the IP addresses of communication parties or requesting sources of the events such as designating contact channels.

(4)Contents

Indicates the contents of events. Levels are "Normal" (green), "Caution" (yellow), and "Error" (red).

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8.2. Saving Operation Logs

Follow the procedures below to save logs to a PC:

Step 1. Press the Operation Log Save button on the Log Management Menu screen. A dialog is displayed.

Step 2. Press the Save Button.

The screen for selecting the storage location is displayed.

Step 3. Select the storage location and enter a filename.

Tip

The default filename is "[IP address].log."

Step 4. Select [All files] for "Save as type", then press the Save button.

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8.3. Stream Logs

The Stream Log screen is displayed when the Stream Log button is pressed on the Log Management Menu screen.

This figure represents the NX-100.

[Operation Button]

(1)Refresh button

Updates to the most recent data.

(2)Clear button

Deletes all stream reception logs.

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[Items in the Table]

(1) Current Stream

• Stream Data

• Reception Log

Correct Reception: The number of packets received correctly. (The number of error packets or

 

recovered packets is not included.)

Error:

The number of packets whose packet length and header data are not

 

matched.

Restoration:

The number of packets recovered by error correction or resending, out of

 

those that were lost due to network failures.

Loss:

The number of packets not recovered, out of those lost due to network

 

failures.

Silent tone insertion: The number of packets that caused no sound from the audio output.

(2)Past Reception Log

The network is possibly congested when the "Loss" number increases.

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8.4. Operation Status

The Operation Status screen is displayed when the Operation Status button is pressed on the Log Management Menu screen.

This figure represents the NX-100.

[Operation Button]

(1)Refresh button

Updates status to the most recent data.

[Item in the Table]

(1)Broadcast

Indicates the condition of the current broadcast.

(2)Contact

Indicates the conditions (ON/OFF) of the contact input and output.

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9. SYSTEM MANAGEMENT

This figure represents the NX-100.

Note

The System Management Utility area is not displayed when in Management Setting mode.

[Unit Data]

(1)Unit Name

Enter the NX-100/100S unit's name.

(2)Audio Input Unit Name

Enter a name when connecting the audio input unit.

(3)Audio Output Unit Name

Enter a name when connecting the audio output unit.

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(4)Unit Data Change button

Updates only system setting data in the NX-100/100S setting file.

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

[User Data]

System names and passwords can be changed.

Step 1. Enter the new system name in the System Name frame.

Tips

The current system name is displayed.

Use up to 15 alphanumeric characters to enter the system name. (It can be set to blank.)

Step 2. Enter a new password in the New Password frame.

Tip

Use up to 15 alphanumeric characters to enter the password. (It can be set to blank.)

Step 3. To confirm, enter the password entered in Step 2 in the New Password (verification) frame. Enter the same password again for verification.

Step 4. Press the User Data Change button.

Updates only user data in the NX-100/100S setting file.

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

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[System Management Utility]

(1)Setting File Upload

Uploads backed up setting files.

Step 1. Press the Browse button.

The Choose file dialog opens.

Step 2. Select the backup file (.cfg extension), then press the Upload button.

Update of the setting file begins.

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

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(2)Setting File Download

Backs up the setting file.

Step 1. Press the Download button.

A dialog is displayed.

Step 2. Press the Save button.

A dialog is displayed.

Step 3. Select the save destination and enter a filename.

Tip

The default filename "[IP address].cfg" is first displayed.

Step 4. Select [All files] for "Save as type", then press the Save button.

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(3)Delete All Settings

Deletes all settings to return them to their original settings when supplied. The unit is factory-preset as follows:

IP Address: 192.168.1.1 Unit Name: NX-100S System Name: NX-100 Password: guest

Other settings can be viewed with a browser or the setup program.

(4)Firmware Update

Updates firmware.

Step 1. Press the Browse button.

The Choose file dialog opens.

Step 2. Select the NX-100 firmware (".bin" extension), then press the Firmware Update button.

Caution

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

Tips

The latest versions of the following software and manuals are open to the public on the Toa's download site http://www.toa-products.com/international/: NX-100 firmware, NX-100 software (Setup program and Operation program), and Instruction manuals (Installation setup manual and Operations manual). Please download them from the above web site.

The version of each instruction manual is in the lower right corner on the last page expressed in a year-month format. Example: "200406" represents 2004, June.

(5)Restart button

Restarts the NX-100/100S unit. Be sure to restart any time the setting contents are changed. The change is only enabled after restart.

Cautions

Never restart the unit or turn off the power during updates, or while the STATUS indicator on the front panel of the NX-100/100S is flashing.

Broadcasts are interrupted when the unit is restarted.

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Chapter 5: OPERATION SETTINGS (NX-100 OPERATION PROGRAM)

1. NX-100 OPERATION PROGRAM SUMMARY

This operation program is used to set the control buttons used for broadcasts, and activate set NX-100 and NX-100S broadcast patterns*1 or operate the contact output*2.

*1 The broadcast pattern is determined by the combination of the contents of the sound source and the units targeted to receive the broadcast. One target unit can be set for unicast streaming, and up to 64 units for multicast streaming. Only one pattern can be set per button.

Note

For more information concerning broadcast pattern settings, refer to Chapters 3 and 4.

*2 The NX-100's and NX-100S' contact output is controlled via the network. Up to 64 units x 8 channels can be controlled per button.

2. STARTUP AND INITIAL SCREEN

Either double-click on the Operation program icon created on the desktop at the time of program installation or double-click on the application [nx100_control.jar] installed in the software folder. The following initial window (with nothing set in it) will then be displayed.

Group buttons

Selection buttons

The 10 Group buttons and 50 Selection buttons are displayed, with each button being numbered before any button setting is performed.

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3. OPERATION SCREEN DESCRIPTION

This section explains the screen layout, using the accompanying operation setting screen as an example.

(2)

(1)

 

(5)

(3) (4)

(1)Selection Button

Selects the broadcast pattern and contact output to be activated. The number of buttons programmed is 50 by default. One broadcast pattern or up to 64 units X 8 contact output channels can be set per Selection button.

(2)Group Button

Used to simultaneously select two or more Selection buttons. The number of buttons programmed is 10 by default.

(3)Start Button

Starts up the activation contents (broadcast pattern and contact output) selected with the Selection or Group buttons.

This button can be hidden from display depending on the setting.

(4)End Button

Terminates activated broadcasts or contact outputs.

(5)Message Display Area

Displays responses to operations or the contents of errors.

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4. MENU

4.1. File

Exit: Terminates the software program currently in use.

4.2. Settings

Button setting: Set the Selection button and the Group button.

Unit settings: If there is a unit that has not yet been programmed into the system using the NX-100 setup program, select this menu item to add it as the operable unit.

4.3. Help

Help: Displays help contents.

Version data: Indicates the version number of the software program in use.

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5. SETTING PROCEDURES USING THE OPERATION PROGRAM

Before performing the setting using the Operation program

Set the NX-100 and NX-100S units in the system using the NX-100 Setup program.

Broadcast settings that will be activated by the operation program must all be programmed into each connected unit as the "broadcast pattern."

The NX-100 Setup program cannot be used to set NX-100 and NX-100S units connected via the Internet.

If the system contains NX-100 and NX-100S units not set with the Setup program such as the units connected through the Internet.

If only NX-100 and NX-100S units set with program are used.

(1) Add the unit to the system.

NX-100 and NX-100S units set with the Setup program as system units are automatically recognized as operable units by the NX-100 Operation program. NX-100 and NX-100S units which were set without using the NX-100 Setup program, such as the units connected through the Internet, can be added to the system setting using the NX-100 Operation program.

(2) Set the Button layaout.

Edit the Button layout.

Edit the layout of the Selection and Group buttons on the operation screen.

(3) Set the Selection buttons.

Set the Selection buttons that select the broadcast patterns or contact outputs to be activated.

Use the broadcast patterns which were programmed into the operable units (those units set with the NX-100 Setup program and added in Step (1) above).

Only one pattern can be programmed into each Selection button.

When simultaneously activating two or more broadcast patterns with the Group button, all of the broadcast patterns to be activated must first be programmed into the Selection buttons.

If simultaneously activating multiple broadcast patterns

(4) Set the Group buttons.

Use the Group button when wishing to simultaneously activate two or more broadcast patterns. Select and assign the desired Selection buttons to each Group button.

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6. UNIT SETTING ADDITION

Set the broadcast pattern data necessary for the Selection button setting using the NX-100 Setup program (refer to Chapter 3). If a unit setting file has already been created, the data is automatically loaded. However, NX-100 and NX-100S units which are connected through the Internet and cannot be set with the NX-100 Setup program must be added using the Operation program. In order to activate the NX-100 and NX-100S broadcast patterns set using a browser (refer to Chapter 4), add the unit setting using the following procedure:

Step 1. Turn on the power to the NX-100 and NX-100S units for which the unit setting is to be added to make connections possible.

Step 2. Start up the Operation program and select Setting → Unit settings.

The User Authentication screen is then displayed.

Step 3. Enter the system name and the password (the same password used in the setup program), then press the OK button.

Notes

Both the system name and the password are case-sensitive.

The default system name is preset to "NX-100" and the password to "guest" when the unit is shipped from the factory. To change, refer to p. 3-31 or p. 4-28.

The Unit Settings window is displayed if the system name and the password are correctly entered.

Note

In the initial startup mode, nothing is displayed in the Name, IP Address, Web, TCP and UDP columns.

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Step 4. Press the Add button.

A Unit Addition dialog is displayed.

Step 5. Enter the IP address and port number (Web server, TCP start port number, and UDP start port number), then press the OK button.

The entered data is displayed on the Unit Settings window.

Step 6. To save the changed contents without quitting the Unit Settings screen, press the Apply button.

The NX-100 and NX-100S units with the entered IP addresses are connected, and their setting data downloaded.

The names are displayed on the Unit Settings screen when downloaded. The names cannot be edited.

The downloaded setting contents are saved to the data folder in the software program installation folder.

Step 7. Press the OK button after all necessary NX-100 and NX-100S units have been added.

The NX-100 and NX-100S units with the entered IP addresses are connected, and their setting data downloaded.

After the downloading of all units is completed, the Unit Settings screen is closed.

The downloaded setting contents are saved to the data folder in the software program installation folder.

Tips

When a unit cannot be connected, the dialog [Connection failure to "XX". Delete?] is displayed. Pressing the OK button deletes the faulty NX-100 or NX-100S from the Unit Settings screen list, and the data is saved.

Pressing the Cancel button cancels the setting change. Setting can be attempted again after confirming the setting contents.

To delete an NX-100 or NX-100S unit from the Unit Settings screen list, select the desired unit and press the Delete button.

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7. EDITTING THE BUTTON LAYOUT

The Start button can be set to enable or disable, and the layout of the Selection and Group buttons can be edited.

Step 1. Start the Operation program and select [Setting] → [Button setting].

The User Authentication screen is displayed.

Step 2. Enter the system name and the password (the same system name and password entered in the setup program), then press the OK button.

Notes

Both the system name and the password are case-sensitive.

The default system name is preset to "NX-100" and the password to "guest" when the unit is shipped from the factory. To change, refer to p. 3-31 or p. 4-28.

The Button Setting screen is displayed if the system name and the password have been correctly entered.

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Step 3. Click on the Button layout tab, then perform settings for each item shown on the screen. In the initial startup mode, the following screen is displayed.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(1)Enable start button

When the box is unchecked, the Start button on the operation screen is disabled and hidden. In this case, pressing the Selection or Group button automatically starts connection to the NX-100 or NX-100S programmed for that button.

[Number of buttons]

Set the number of buttons on the operation screen.

There is no limit to the number of buttons that can be set.

(2)Single selection button: horizontal, vertical

Set the number of Single Selection buttons.

The number is preset to 5 horizontal by 10 vertical buttons (total 50 buttons).

(3)Group button: horizontal, vertical

Set the number of Group buttons.

The number is preset to 1 horizontal by 10 vertical buttons (total 10 buttons).

Step 4. Press the OK button after completing all editing tasks.

The setting contents are saved to the data folder located in the installation folder (default path: C:\Program Files\TOA\NX-100) of the software program, and the Button Setting screen is closed.

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8. SETTING THE SELECTION BUTTON CONTENTS

Program the broadcast pattern and the contact output activation setting into the Selection button.

Step 1. Click on the Single selection button tab on the Button Setting screen (p. 5-8). The Single selection button setting screen is displayed.

(Setting screen example)

(1) (2)

(3)

[Registration Contents List]

(1)Visible

Displays or hides the Selection buttons.

(2)No.

Selection button numbers. These numbers cannot be changed.

The buttons are arranged in the order of the button number (see figure at right) on the operation screen.

(3)Indication Name

The name of the Selection button to be displayed on the operation screen.

Selection button layout (Example when 5 horizontal by 10 vertical buttons are set.)

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Step 2. Click off the checkbox ticks in the Registration Contents List for Selection buttons not to be used on the operation screen.

Buttons not marked with a tick are not displayed on the operation screen.

Step 3. Click on the Selection buttons (the No. or Indication Name area) to be edited in the Registration Contents List.

The contents are displayed in the Edit area.

Step 4. Enter the Indication name in the Edit area.

Tip

There is no limit to the number of characters that can be entered, however the maximum number of characters that can be displayed on the operation screen buttons for the screen size at startup is 16. Because the number of displayed characters increases as the display screen increases in size, set the number of characters to correspond to the screen size to be used.

Step 5. Check the broadcast pattern to be activated in the Broadcast pattern list.

Tips

The Broadcast pattern list displays all patterns that have been programmed into all NX-100 and NX100S units in the system, including the NX-100 and NX-100S units added in the unit setting procedure (p. 5-6).

Only one broadcast pattern at a time can be selected.

To clear the setting contents of the selected NX-100 or NX-100S broadcast pattern, press the leftmost Clear button in the Edit area.

Step 6. Check the contact output to be activated in the Contact output list.

The contact channel number to be output can be selected.

(Setting screen example)

Broadcast pattern list

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact output list

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Step 7. Check the contact channel number to be used.

Tip

To clear the setting contents of all NX-100 and NX-100S contact outputs, press the leftmost Clear button in the Edit area.

Step 8. Press the OK button after completing all editing tasks.

The setting contents are saved to the data folder located in the installation folder (default path: C:\Program Files\TOA\NX-100) of the software program, and the Button Setting screen is closed.

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