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Starting a project

As soon as all project details are available, you can start configuring your TDS (TELETASK Domotics System). This is by using the PROSOFT software.

Installing PROSOFT on a PC

PROSOFT Suite (V3.2 and higher) runs on Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 .

You can download the installation package of the PROSOFT Suite via this link.
Remark: You may have to 'register' first before you can start downloading.

Starting PROSOFT the first time

  • Click on the 'Start' button in the lower left corner on your screen.
  • Select 'Programs' in the start menu.
  • Select 'TELETASK' in the programs list.
  • Click on 'PROSOFT Vx.xx' in the TELETASK program list (x.xx stands for the PROSOFT version).
  • PROSOFT starts now.

Select the central unit which will be used in your project

When PROSOFT has started, you will be asked if you want to start-up a new project or an existing project for a specific central unit.

Saving project option on the PC

It is necessary to save the .NBT file on you PC. Don't forget to save it when working on it, not only when you have finished it. TELETASK suggests to add a new file (version) number (example: MyProject V01.nbt) each time and increase this number every time you've made essential changes. This way you can easily go back to an older file version when the new version contains a mistake. It is also a practical tool to make a difference between older and newer back-up versions of the file. You can easily see which the old are and which the new files are.

Practical

  • Click on 'FILE' in the PROSOFT menu.
  • Click on 'SAVE' or 'SAVE AS' in the 'File' menu.
  • Give the project a name and add V01 (f.e. JAMES V01.NBT if you save this file for the first time).
  • When you will save a new version, use regularly 'SAVE AS' and increase the version number V01 to V02, V03,…. (f.e. JAMES V02.NBT,…)

REMARKS

Make regular backups of your .NBT file and keep them safely for future use.
As soon as the project is finished, make a back-up of the latest version and keep it safe (f.e. safe deposit box). The file can be very valuable because of all the efforts which were made and possible private information such as entrance code for the house, etc…

Project options (menu 'extra')

Click on 'OPTIONS' in the 'EXTRA' menu to fill in the project related details. The Option window will appear on the screen.
In this window all the options are grouped in different tab pages. We will describe them here:

System setup


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In the tab window System Setup you can fill in the global project details: the details of the electrical installer and the details of the owner of the house/project.

Password protection can also be enabled.

Option


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Language
here you can select the necessary language version you prefer for PROSOFT Suite. You have to re-start the PROSOFT SUITE to activate changes. This setting is no setting in the .NBT file but will be kept globally by the PROSOFT Suite.

Special:

Relay delay
here you can determine which time has to be elapsed between the switching of a relay (this to avoid problems with inrush current).
Press Long bus interfaces
this determines how long you have to push on a button before it will be recognized as 'Press Long'.
Feedback LED's blink on error
if this option is checked the feedback led's of the touch panels will start to blink when the function behind is in 'error' (f.e. when an output interface could not be found on the AUTOBUS). This is very useful during the start-up of the installation.

Service:

Auto start function
this function will always be executed when the central unit is started (after sending from PROSOFT, after a voltage loss,) Thanks to this function you can assure that some 'critical' functions always will be executed/started (e.g. process functions).
No Action timer
This time determines after which period the 'No-Action alarm' will be executed. This timer can be put ON or OFF or RESET by the service function.
No Action alarm
Here you can define a function which has to be executed after the 'No Action timer' has elapsed. A typical application is an emergency alarm in service flats.

Sensor


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Temperature settings:

Heating system type
Here you can set up the heating cycle (only applicable for sensor zones with control method 'relay', 'flag' or 'local mood'). Standard there is no cycle and hysteresis of 0.5C° used. In this case the heating is activated when the temperature is 0.5C° lower than the demanded temperature and turned off when the demanded temperature is reached. When you have activated a cycle, the heating will be periodical ON. How long there will be heated depends on the chosen cycle and the difference between the desired and measured temperature. Via this method the temperature can be kept more optimal and the energy consumption will be lower.

Cooling system type: see 'Heating system type'

Temperature zone ON if target is changed from Display interface
This option determines whether a temperature zone will be switched on automatically when the user changes the target temperature of that zone, using the UP / DOWN buttons on a display interface. Display interfaces that support this are: AURUS-4 TEMP, AURUS-OLED (PLUS), AURUS-TFT, iSGUI, GUI+.
Temperature / 10V or 100% time
this parameter is only applicable for a heating system: with multistage control, analogue control and other methods of control WITH regulated cycles. This parameter determines at which temperature difference between the measured and the regulated temperature the heating/cooling has to be controlled maximal. (high speed with multistage control, 10V for analogue control and 100% cycle for the others).
Activate the 'AUTO' modus
when this parameter is checked, the system will automatically be able to switch from heating to cooling or the other way around, depending on the measured and regulated temperature. REMARK: if the 'AUTO' mode is activated it is still possible to select the mode HEAT or COOL for every zone, the system then will only heat or cool, it will never change the mode by itself.
Delta Hot/Cool
this is a temperature difference. If the measured temperature is higher than the regulated temperature increased with Delta Hot/Cool, the system will go in AUTO mode and start cooling. The regulated temperature for cooling for Day or Standby in a zone is the regulated temperature for heating in this zone increased with Delta Hot/Cool.
Freeze protection temperature
the temperature which has to be obtained minimally, even when the zone is "OFF" or there is a window open in this zone, to avoid frost damage.

Others:

Hysteresis light sensor
the hysteresis which has to be used for a light sensor. Because Lux values are a logarithmic scale this is not stipulated in absolute values but in amount of steps.
Hysteresis humidity sensor
the hysteresis for a humidity sensor

Motors


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Sun function overrule

Enable manual overrule of the sun function.


RGB settings


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Here you can define maximum of 10 basic colours for RGB functions as a kind of general
colour pallet. These values can be used with the TDS12502 (remote control) via the
RGB button + ‘0 – 9’.

Remark: an RGB zone needs to be defined for the touch panel that receives the IR commands.


When you want to assign a colour to an RGB function in a Mood or from a button, these colours will also show as the ‘Custom colours’. So once these colours are defined to your wishes you can easily use them anywhere.

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Time setting


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Clock:

Time zone
here you can define the time zone which has to be used by the central unit. This time zone also contains information about the use (or not) of summertime and when this starts and ends.
Adapt time automatically (via the Internet)
this regulation is advised when you have a continuous connection with the internet. This way your central unit clock will be synchronised with the 'Time Servers' on the internet. This results in a very accurate clock which always will be correct in the whole project (all touch panels and screens).
Synchronize de time of the central unit with the time of your PC
with this regulation the clock of the central unit will be set even with the clock of your PC when synchronising (each time when sending the .NBT file).
Workday
Select all the days in a week which are 'Workdays' for you. This is important when the regime will be on 'Automatic'.

E-MAIL


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Report sender's name
this name will be used as sender's name of an e-mail whenever the central unit will send an e-mail.
Sender's e-mail address
this address will be used as sender of an e-mail whenever the central unit will send an e-mail. If the receiver of this e-mail replies at this message, the message will be sent to this address.
SMTP Server (sent mails)
the SMTP server address which has to be used for sending the e-mails. This address is depending on the internet provider and can be asked for at your internet provider.
SMTP port
the port has to be used for the SMTP, normally this is port 25.

Local Settings


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Cameras & Doors

If your project includes IP cameras or door phones you have to add them to PROSOFT to integrate them into the TELETASK system. The cameras can be configured with or without video-door-phone functionalities. It is also possible to add a door phone with speech only.

When integrating a video door phone system with multiple doors there are 2 possibilities:

  • The video door phone system manages the different doors itself and there is only 1 outgoing video and phone connection. This type of video door phone system is integrated as 1 IP camera. (This is typical for analogue video door phone systems that are converted to IP using a TDS10119 and a video to IP convertor).
  • The different outdoor units are accessible individually. When integrating this type of video door phone system an IP camera is added in PROSOFT for each outdoor unit.
Analogue cameras can be converted to IP cameras by using additional hardware. Check with your local camera supplier what is needed.
Be sure that the selected IP camera supports Motion JPEG (MJPEG) encoding (Still Image or Streaming) via HTTP protocol (URL must be available). Must be tested before use. Password protection is supported.


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Practical

  • Click “Extra” in the main PROSOFT menu bar.
  • Click “IP Cameras”
  • Click the “Add” button to add a new camera

Parameters

IP Cam/Doors


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Name
Enter the name of the camera. For example ‘front door’ or ‘back garden’
Rooms
Select in which rooms the camera is displayed on the target device (e.g. on the AURUS-TFT).
REMARK: by default a camera is available in all rooms
Video Doorphone settings
Enter the camera features of the selected door. The ‘Video settings are optional, leave this part blank when integration a door phone or intercom station that has no camera.
Camera URL
Depending on the IP camera type this URL can contain the resolution setting. See the remark of the resolution settings at the end of this chapter.
Motion JPEG mode
Select the mode that this camera will use
Still Image
Use this mode when the Camera URL results in a still image in your browser. The advantage of using ‘Still Image’ is the fast response for the first image. Disadvantage is the lower frame rate
Server Streaming
Use this mode when the Camera URL results in a video stream in your browser. This mode takes somewhat longer (about 1s) to load the first image but subsequent images are loaded at a higher framerate resulting in more natural video.
REMARK: The framerate of the video is depending on the camera settings (framerate can be limited in most camera), the network (on the LAN a higher framerate will be possible than when viewing the camera remotely), and the device displaying the video (a PC running GUI+ will process video faster than an AURUS-TFT).
Authentication
Enter a user name and password to login to the camera (optional)
REMARK: Authentication is not recommended for ‘Still Image’.
Test video
Click this button to test the video settings
REMARK: The ‘Test video’ will display the video in its original resolution. The video may be scaled or clipped on the actual device (e.g AURUS-TFT, GUI+, iSGUI).
REMARK: Not all video options are available on all uses interfaces (see table below)

Still Image Server Streaming Authentication
GUI+ (TDS15105) V V V
iSGUI v2.5 (TDS15101) V V V
AURUS-TFT (TDS12064) V V V
iSGUI v1 (old) V X X
GUI (old) V X X

VoIP Settings
These settings are used by GUI+ only. These settings are optional
VoIP Call ID
Enter the Call ID of the (video) door phone or intercom station. The call ID will be used by GUI+ to identify the caller.
  • DTMF accept call: Optional. Some door phone systems require a DTMF code to start the conversation. Enter this code here. This code is sent when an incoming call is accepted by the user.
  • DTMF end call: Optional. Some door phone systems require a DTMF code to end a conversation, enter this code here. This code is sent when an call is terminated by the user.
Door opener settings
These settings are used by GUI+ and AURUS-TFT to open a door. These settings are optional (e.g. when there is only an iSGUI or when this IP camera is associated with an intercom station).
TELETASK function
Select a function here that will open the door associated with this IP camera. When integrating a single door or a video door phone system where the individual doors are accessible, this function can be the electric door opener itself. When integrating a video door phone system that manages the doors itself this can be a relay connected to an input of the door phone system. This function can also be used for other actions as well (e.g. a local mood that not only opens the gate but also switches on the driveway lights).
DTMF door code
(only to be used when a door phone system is connected to a GUI+) Enter here the number(s) of the DTMF code(s) which are to be generated to open the door via the (video) door phone system. The DTMF code(s) is/are defined by the brand and the type of door phone system. Ask the supplier of this system which code(s) are to be generated to open the door. In most of the cases this is one or two digits. Example: ‘*001’.
REMARK: The TELETASK function and the DTMF door code can be used together (e.g. the DTMF door code for the door and the TELETASK Function for the driveway lights).
REMARK: DTMF codes do not work across all VoIP system, so if possible use the TELETASK function.

All the IP Cameras added in PROSOFT will be available in the ‘Phone book’ on GUI+, so for intercom functionality also add the intercom stations here (without camera).
Be aware of the camera resolution. When you add a camera to display it on a AURUS-TFT (TDS12064), select it to be as close as possible to the AURUS-TFT resolution of 480x272 (for example 480x320). The frame rate will drop with higher resolutions. See for your IP camera configuration settings if you can select different resolutions.
When the same camera is used for the AURUS-TFT (TDS12064) and for example also for the MAIOR-19 (TDS12053), it is recommended to add the camera two times with different resolution settings (URL address) matching the resolution of the target device (e.g. 480x320 for the AURUS-TFT and 640x480 for the MAIOR). Depending on you IP camera configuration possibilities, this can be displayed as a different URL address.
IMPORTANT: When adding a camera with different resolution keep in mind that most cameras only support encoding to 1 resolution at a time for each mode. So for example add the low resolution as ‘Still Image’ for AURUS-TFT and the high resolution as ‘Server streaming for GUI+ and iSGUI.

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