To Set Up Basic Ethernet Communications

  1. Press HOME > Setup > Installation > Com Setup.
    Tip: You can rename a port by pressing More > Rename Com Port and entering the new name. This new name is used when referencing the port on the menus.
  2. Press Type and use the Com Port knob to select the port that you want to set up for your device.
    • REMOTE X — the 8 DB9 ports on the back of the control panel
    • PERIPH X — the 4 DB9 ports on the back of the frame
    • NET X — the 64 ethernet ports
    Note: Some ethernet devices must be assigned to Remote or Peripheral ports to be controlled properly. When an ethernet device is assigned to remote or ethernet port, that port is consumed and cannot be used for another device. You can use a port expander to increase the number of available ports.
  3. Use the Device knob to select the class of device you want to set up on the selected port.
  4. Press Select Device and use the Device knob to select the particular device or protocol you are using to interface with your device.
  5. Press Com Type and use the Type knob to select the communications standard (Network UDP or Network TCP) that your device supports.
  6. Press Com Settings and use the Client/Server knob to select whether the switcher acts as a client or a server.
    • Client — Enter the IP address of your device in the Remote IP Address field and the port on your device that the switcher must connect to in the Remote Port field.
    • Server — Select the IP address of the switcher in the Local IP Address field that you want to use to connect to your device and the port on the switcher that the your device must connect to in the Local Port field.
  7. Press HOME > Confirm.