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.
NOTE: This product has been discontinued. See the above SIMILAR Tab for equivalent products or, if not there, call us at 800-841-9238 right now to discuss your needs.
Optionally you can connect to the above Internet Video & Audio Streaming Option (Media Player) that can be used to route Internet Radio to your sound system and Internet Video through your matrix. 1,000's of free videos and songs are now available to integrate in your Colorado matrix system. If you have a local TV and a short HDMI cable the media setup is free, just plug the device into the TV. If not see the above options for an adapter. Then download the app named " XBMC Remote " from the Apple store on your iPad so you can control the media player.
iPad & iPhone Ap Features:
Up to 64 and up output zones and 16 input zones (using cascaded XP control ports)
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
2 way communication for device status
The supplied power supply is a micro USB 1A or greater
NOTE: This iPad/iPhone ap does not support any source device, like a cable box, like changing channels, 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.
Why not buy our iPad & iPhone Ap for our Colorado Line Of Matrix Switchers today?
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.
Installation instructions - PRINT THIS OUT:
Setting up an iPad/iPhone to control your Colorado matrix switch for 2
1. You will need the Ethernet to RS232 adapter that you ordered along with
the associated cables. If you bought larger than a 16x16 you will need to
daisy chain the RS232 ports with the supplied cables.
2. If your PC doesn't have an RS232 output you will need the optional USB to
RS232 Converter shown in the options or ACCESSORIES Tab from the above link.
3. Then download all the setup and product manuals from the above link in
the MANUALS tab.
4. Watch the VIDEO in the MORE VIDEOS Tab at the above link.
Setting up an iPad/iPhone to control your Colorado matrix switch for more
than 2 users.
1. Connect the USB to serial adapter to NTS100 usb port
2. Connect the serial adapter to the 1st Colorado Control port using the
supplied RS232 cable (straight through, M => F)
3. If more than one Colorado, connect each using the supplied RS232 cable
(XP port to Control port
4. 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.
5. Connect the NTS100 to a Wireless ethernet switch
6. Power up the NTS100 using the USB power adapter with micro usb cable
7. Make sure your iphone/ipad is on wifi and on the same subnet as the
8. After 5 minutes, open VSXCTL and goto "config vsxctl"
9. Select the UUID button, this will detect NTS100. Then select NTS100 it ill be a long string of letters and numbers
10. Set the number of sources and displays/zones
11. If you are not using the companion audio switch, set 16A2 mode to OFF
12. Click "test settings" twice, it should say STAT1
13. If you are having problems read the Q/A in the above link.
NOTE: This iPad/iPhone ap does not support any source device, like a cable
box or like changing channels or adjusting volumes, etc, or a TV. It only
allows you to control the ins and outs of the matrix switch.
Here is a iOS app we have used in a restaurant to control Direct TV receivers
Here is a link to the files on the SD card within the NTS100 if you need to reinstall them.
I would recommend installing them onto a new SD card in case the card is having an issue
1. Extract all the zip files to your desktop
2. Copy those files onto the SD card
3. Have the NTS100 unpowered and install new SD card
4. Power on NTS100 and see if it boots up
Q: How do I rename input and output devices?
A: Do the following:
From VS app menu, click Control Matrix
Click Set Names on right side
Click on zone name twice
Change the Name field
Click Matrix Control on top left to go back
You'll see the change made
Click home button to exit
Click home button twice and swipe app up to close
Click on app to restart and the changes are still there.
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:
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)
Q: I have the first generation LS100 iPad box, how do I configure it?
A:Configuration instructions for 2 users:
Set the ip address to the static IP of the switch
Set the port number to 23
User name, password are not used
Set use RFC2217 to OFF (Used in first version only)
Set 16V & 16A2 mode to OFF unless you have both switches installed
Colorado using LS110 Ethernet to serial adapter:
Connect to the LS110 Ethernet switch using the included female => female rs232 cable (and a USB=>rs232 adapter if needed)
Switch the LS110 switch to "console"
Using a serial terminal program such as hyper-terminal, setup the desired static IP of the adapter (default login is user=root, password=root)
All other default settings are ok, save and exit
Connect the LS110 adapter serial port to the Colorado Control female port using the female => male RS232 cable
Switch the LS110 from "Console" to "Data"
Set the ip address to the static IP of the adapter
Set the port number to port number of the adapter (6001 is default)
User name, password are not used
Set use RFC2217 to OFF (Used in first version only)
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.
Q: The APP is not responding to commands.
A: Try to restart the APP close it down and reopen it.
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.
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HDTV Supply has developed a streaming media player designed for homes, bars and restaurants designed to be simple to integrate in your system. While the competition is pushing
proprietary solutions that try to lock your you or your customer into one brand or ecosystem, we use the open source community developed media players that support everything on the internet and in your home.
Media Player Features: The NTS100 uses XBMC as its
main media player engine. We believe that XBMC is the most powerful, flexible, and universally compatible player
available. Here is a very abbreviated list of some of the most important features.
Extensive video and audio library support (NAS drives,
other servers, etc)
Playback of virtually any video or audio format (up
to full HD 1080p)
Playback of any media from the internet or cloud
applications (literally thousands of add-on channels to choose
Supports video and audio renderer playback from any
mobile device (virtual speaker and screens for your phones and tablets)
Supports HD video streaming from IP security cameras
Easy to use ADD-ONs allow new internal channels to be
dynamically added whenever they become available
Many different user interface skins to choose from
Open source, community developed and supported
platform with millions of users worldwide
Home Automation Features: Ethernet control features XBMC by supported control systems or mobile apps.
Ethernet to RS232: Control any Colorado matrix switch from NTS using this IOS apps
Ethernet to XBMC: Control XBMC via Ethernet
Ethernet to GUI: Send notifications and user messages to the local display & audio from supported control systems
The best way to explain what it can do is just to show you. The videos below give you a look into the various ways it can be used.
Music and video libraries using the Aeon skin
Internet video and add-ons
Streaming audio and video from mobile devices
Using a remote control app
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If you are a government agency and want to see whether HDTV Supply has this product in the SEWP database go to our our SEWP Contract Holder RedHawk IT Solutions, LLC to allow you to maybe order this product from the United States Governments SEWP program. It is very easy to place your order, go to the link above and enter HDTV Supply and there you will see a list of part numbers of what we currently have. If you do not see it than give us a call at 833-WOLFPACK (833-965-3722) and we may be able to enter it.
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