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iPad & iPhone App for Colorado Matrix Switchers

iPad & iPhone App for Colorado Matrix Switchers
iPad & iPhone App for Colorado Matrix Switchers




iPhone/iPad control application for Colorado Line Of Matrix Switchers

Includes a Network Ethernet to RS232 adapter

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Part Number:colorado-ipad-ap
USB to RS232 Converter;
Price:$299.95
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This iPad & iPhone Ap for our Colorado Line Of Matrix Switchers provides a free fully customizable control package that can run on any IOS platform, and can connect using many common options. It is primarily targeted for commercial applications in order to provide an easy to use control solution as no additional cost. iVSXCtl can also be used as a debug tool during installation, a supplemental control method to an IR based system, or a primary residential control system in cost sensitive applications. iVSXCtl is FREE software and if you would like to use ethernet control that you can download iVSXCtl from the AppStore (search for VSXCtl).

iPad & iPhone Ap Features:

  • Up to 64 and up output zones and 16 input zones (using cascaded XP control ports)
  • Supports dozens of iPhone or iPad users
  • Basic mode operation (Video & audio outputs linked)
  • Volume, balance, and input gain control
  • Bass, treble, input delay, output delay (A2 switches only)
  • Full configurability of input and output zone names
  • Full configurability of Flash mode slot names
  • Direct Ethernet connection to Colorado switches
  • Full support for rfc2217 and basic TCP Ethernet to serial devices and Colorado switches)
  • 2 way communication for device status
  • Support for up to 8 different Ethernet devices (each with up to 64 outputs)
  • Auto-detection of HDTV Supply Ethernet devices or converters via Bonjour
NOTE: This iPad/iPhone ap does not support any source device, like a cable box, like changing channels or adjust volume, etc or a TV. It only allows you to control the ins and outs of the matrix switch.

The included Ethernet to RS232 adapter is the most cost effective one port serial-Ethernet communication device. The adapter supports RS232 serial communication allowing virtually any asynchronous serial device to be accessed over a network. It supports open network protocols such as TCP/IP allowing serial devices to be accessed over broadband network or a conventional LAN (Local Area Network) environment. It also provides surge protection along with support for RFC 2217, Telnet COM Port Control Protocol.

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This iPad & iPhone Ap provides a free fully customizable control package for all Colorado switches. It can run on any IOS platform, and can connect using many common options. It is primarily targeted for commercial applications in order to provide an easy to use control solution as no additional cost. The iPad & iPhone Ap can also be used as a debug tool during installation, a supplemental control method to an IR based system, or a primary residential control system in cost sensitive applications.

Configuration instructions for 2 users:
  1. Set the ip address to the static IP of the switch
  2. Set the port number to 23
  3. User name, password are not used
  4. Set use RFC2217 to OFF (Used in first version only)
  5. Set 16V & 16A2 mode to OFF unless you have both switches installed

Colorado using LS110 Ethernet to serial adapter:

  1. Connect to the LS110 Ethernet switch using the included female => female rs232 cable (and a USB=>rs232 adapter if needed)
  2. Switch the LS110 switch to "console"
  3. Using a serial terminal program such as hyper-terminal, setup the desired static IP of the adapter (default login is user=root, password=root)
  4. All other default settings are ok, save and exit
  5. Connect the LS110 adapter serial port to the Colorado Control female port using the female => male RS232 cable
  6. Switch the LS110 from "Console" to "Data"
  7. Set the ip address to the static IP of the adapter
  8. Set the port number to port number of the adapter (6001 is default)
  9. User name, password are not used
  10. Set use RFC2217 to OFF (Used in first version only)
  11. Set 16V & 16A2 mode to OFF unless you have a video and audio switches installed
NOTE: Remember to hit the "return" button/key after you have entered the IP address on the iPad. If you don't it will not save the value and will always use the default IP address.

Configuration instructions for more than 2 users:
  • Connect the USB to serial adapter to the NTS100 usb port
  • Connect the serial adapter to the 1st Colorado Control port using the supplied RS232 cable (straight through, M => F)
  • If more than one Colorado, connect each using the supplied RS232 cable (XP port to Control port
  • Connect a RCA cable from the RCA output of NTS to one of the unused digital audio INPUTs of the 1st Colorado switch. This is just to provide a common ground connection.
  • Connect the NTS100 to the ethernet switch
  • Power up the NTS100 using the USB power adapter with micro usb cable
  • Make sure your iphone/ipad is on wifi and on the same subnet as the NTS100
  • After 5 minutes, open VSXCTL and goto "config vsxctl"
  • Select the UUID button, this will detect NTS100. Then select NTS100
  • Set the number of sources and displays/zones
  • If you are not using the companion audio switch, set 16A2 mode to OFF
  • Click "test settings" twice, it should say STAT1

2- User RS-232 To Ethernet Adapter Features:

  • Serial Connector: Male DB9
  • Serial Interface: RS-232
  • Data Rate: 1200bps ~ 115Kbps
  • Flow Control: None, Hardware
  • Pins RS_232: RS232: Rx, Tx, RTS, CTS, DTR, DSR, GND
  • Network Interface: 10 Base-T Ethernet with RJ45
  • Protocols: ARP, IP/ICMP, TCP/IP, Telnet, DHCP client, DNS
  • Serial Access Port Protocol: Telnet, TCP, UDP, RFC-2217
  • Management: Telnet, Serial console port & HelloDevice Manager
  • Security: User ID & Password, IP Address filtering
  • LED Displays: Power/Ready/10 Base-T Link/Act, Serial Rx, Tx
  • Power: 7.5V ~ 15V DC
  • Supply Power Current: 300mA / 7.5V DC
  • Operating Temperature: 0° C to 55° C
  • Storage Temperature: -40° C to 66° C
  • Operating Humidity: 90% Non-condensing
  • Dimensions: 100 x 72 x 25 mm (3.94 x 2.83 x 0.98 inches)
  • Weight: 240g
  • Approvals: FCC(A), CE, MIC
  • Microsoft: Win 98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista
  • Linux: Linux x86
  • Unix: Unix98 pty driver (included in Linux by default)
  • Cable: Serial data cable
  • Power Adapter: External 110V power adapter

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What is needed to control a Colorado Matrix Switch with our App:

  1. A Colorado matrix Switch
  2. The free iTunes App – Search for VSXCtl
  3. The Ethernet to RS232 adapter (not supplied)
  4. A router to plug the Ethernet to RS232 adapter into (not supplied)
  5. A USB to RS-232 Converter seen at http://www.hdtvsupply.com/usb-to-rs232-converter.html if your PC doesn’t have an RS232 output (not supplied)
  6. An RS-232 male to female cable seen at http://www.hdtvsupply.com/rs-232-cable.html (not supplied)
Here is the program to setup the IP address…http://www.hilgraeve.com/hyperterminal/

Connect iVSXCtl to your Colorado using:

  • Cascaded RS232 connection  (from another Colorado)
  • Ethernet control using standard ethernet=>RS232 adapter





How to set up an iPad or iPhone Ap for the Colorado Matrix Switchers...



NOTE: This iPad/iPhone ap does not support any source device, like a cable box, like changing channels or adjust volume, etc or a TV. It only allows you to control the ins and outs of the matrix switch.

Q: What is the wiring diagram?
A:
It works on a network. The full path would be:

iPad/iPhone =>(WiFi) => wireless router => (wired Ethernet) => supplied RS232 to wireless adapter => (RS232 cable) => Colorado.

Remember to hit the "return" button/key after you have entered the IP address on the iPad. If you don't it will not save the value and will always use the default IP address.

If you are updated the iPhone ap please power cycle the RS232 to wireless adapter. The ap is at the Aps section of the ITunes store. Search for VSXCtl and install them in either your iPhone or iPad.

Q: I don't see it on my network.
A:
The iPad needs to be on the same network as the Colorado and it could be you have one which is Public and one that is Private. If you have a non-managed network or very complex and you are not seeing the iPad just just buy a cheap $30 wireless router and dedicate a LAN to only this application.

Q: I need help setting it up.
A:
Here are some pointers for setting up the IOS app.

1. If the app does not automatically detect the NTS
=> is NTS and the IOS on the same network subnet => is DHCP enabled on the network
=> Reboot the wireless router

2. The app connects to NTS, but the switch is not responding
=> make sure the USB to serial adapter was plugged in BEFORE NTS was powered
=> make sure they are using a straight through DB9 to DB9 cable to the control port of the 1st switch

3. Sometimes the colors on the displays are wrong when switching via the app and this is a grounding issue. Correct by connecting a RCA cable from the composite output of NTS to an unused RCA input of the 1st switch (usually digital audio)

HDTV Supply includes a 1 Year Limited U.S. Warranty on this product. The U.S. warranty states that (a) its products will perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written materials for a period of 1 year from the date of receipt & (b) that the Product will be free from defects in materials & workmanship under normal use & service for a period of 1 year. In order to get a warranty replacement for a defective item, HDTV Supplys Support Team will verify the product is eligible for warranty. An RMA number will then be issued. Shipped replacements will be in like new conditions, tested & all components included. A 30-day RETURN also comes with this warranty as well as Free Lifetime Tech Support.

HDTV Supply also sells a 3 and 5 Year Extended U.S. Warranty for this product. Please go to Extended Warranties or see the above Options to purchase it.

iPad & iPhone App for Colorado Matrix Switchers
iPad & iPhone App for Colorado Matrix Switchers
iPad & iPhone App for Colorado Matrix Switchers
iPad & iPhone App for Colorado Matrix Switchers

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