After the two first phases, now is the time to program the RS232 universal or IP AV interface with A/V-SOFT. With the configuration drawing at hand, it should be easy to walk through this third phase. The configuring phase is divided in the following steps:
Assigning IR code, RS232 strings or IP strings to the different components and their functions.
- Start PROSOFT and go to AV-SOFT.
- Select 'Edit' - 'Edit AV-SOFT Library'.
- You now see a list of pre-configured audio devices. If your device is listed go to the next step.
- If not, add the new device(s) you need. For detailed information on how to do this, see the chapter 'Edit AV-SOFT Library'.
- Click 'NEW', and select the correct 'A/V - Interface' type.
- At the top of the window you can set general properties about the AV interface (name, AUTOBUS or IP address).
We strongly recommend to start with assigning the sources of the AV devices (multi-source), followed by assigning the zones where these devices have to be active (multi-room).
- Click on the button 'ADD DEVICE' at the RS232 port.
- There will be a pop-up screen, named: 'Select audio device'. In this library you chose the brand and type of audio device you want to connect with the RS232 universal AV interface. (e.g. Russound – SMS3). Click OK.
- Now you can give the different sources a name: MP3-1, MP3-2, MP3-3
- Then you can go to the correct flasher and do the same exercise for the JVC DVD (flasher 1 was assigned to the JVC-DVD player).
After having configured the different sources, you can now add the devices with different AV zones.
- Choose a flasher and add the correct device to this flasher as you have done with the sources.
- You can now enter a name for the audio zone, the internal tuner, connects the sources to the correct input (example below shows the configuration for the bathroom, as decided in phase 2, no source is connected to the second input).
As soon as all IR codes are assigned to the total configuration, the memorized information can be transmitted from the PC to the TELETASK RS232/IR learnable audio interface.
Therefore the RS232 universal AV interface should stay connected with the PC through the RS232 connection.
If you don't have an RS232 COM-port on your PC, you can use the USB to RS232 interface from TELETASK (TDS10117) to connect to the PC (USB). Be aware that the RS232/learnable IR interface is powered through the applied mains adapter. In the figure below you can find the schematic set-up.
If the connection is properly done, you can send the necessary AV-SOFT data which is stored in the PC memory, to the interface:
- Click on the 'Communication' button in the main menu bar of AV-SOFT.
- Click on the 'Transmit to interface' button.
- As soon as the communication is completed, the interface is ready to be disconnected from the PC and to be connected to the AUTOBUS.
- The data in the RS232/IR interface is stored in non-volatile memory, so even if the interface is disconnected from the power supply it will still have the correct data when it is connected again.
For TDS15240, no additional configuration is needed. When you’re done, transmit the .nbt file to the central unit.