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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