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User Manual

MINIMONO®

THANK YOU & CONGRATULATIONS:

Thank you for purchasing the modular controller MINIMONO®. This device is a Media Bus Control ® automation controller that can be configured according to your needs. This manual is meant for helping you in its installation.

The information in this manual is copyright protected. No part of this manual may be copied or reproduced in any form without prior written consent of VITY Technology Headquarters – France. VITY Technology is not responsible for operational, technical or editorial errors/omissions made in this manual. All the information in this manual may be subject to change without prior notice. MINIMONO® and Media Bus Control ® are registered trademarks of VITY Technology. All other brand or product names are trademarks of their respective companies or organizations.

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MINIMONO®

INDEX

1 About this manual

 

4

2 Controller presentation

4

3 Material description

5

 

3.1 Visualization (frontside of the controller)

5

3.2 Connections (backside of the controller)

6

3.3 External dimensions

7

4

Installation and Configuration

8

4.1 Configuration of MBC Bus® address

8

4.2 MBC Bus® communication port

9

4.3 Ethernet network port (only with MINIMONO/IP)

10

4.4 Power supply

12

4.5 InfraRed learning and internal IR sensor

13

5

External devices connection

14

5.1 External InfraRed sensors

14

5.2 Logic inputs

15

5.3 Relays outputs

16

5.4 InfraRed outputs

18

5.5 X10

19

5.6 RS232 Serial ports

 

20

6 Update by RS232

(MINIMONO/485 & MINIMONO/IP)

22

7 Ethernet configuration and update

(MINIMONO/IP ONLY)

25

 

7.1 Software view

 

26

7.2 Basics Functions

27

7.2.1 Devices upgrade

27

7.2.2 Upgrade Web Server files

30

7.2.3 Change device parameters

31

7.2.4 Change Web Server secure access

33

7.3 Advanced Functions

34

7.3.1 Restore factory settings

34

7.3.2 MBC Architecture

36

7.3.3 Tests of devices

37

7.3.4 View Ethernet traffic

38

7.4 Others possibilities and functions

39

7.4.1

Watch the configuration Web site of LAN configuration

39

7.5 Open firewall in Windows XP®

 

42

7.6 Frequency Asked Questions

44

7.7 Installation of Ethernet/MBC Bus gateways and Webserver

45

7.8 Create a WebServer

 

46

7.9 Create PctoMaty applications and upload new files

46

7.10 Launch the WebServer across the Internet

47

8 Technical specifications

48

9 Compatible brands with MediaBus Control automation system

49

10 Warranty

 

50

MINIMONO®

1

ABOUT THIS MANUAL

Please read this manual carefully before installing the MINIMONO®. The manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage or accidents caused by the use, even correct of its products. The data and features of the product may change without prior notice.

Used signs :

Notes : These parts contents information about materials and important warnings. Technical tips : These
Notes :
These parts contents information about materials and important warnings.
Technical tips :
These parts are treating about material installation and method for devices
use.

2 CONTROLLER PRESENTATION

MINIMONO® is a home automation controller that enables to control many devices using buses and varied protocols. This controller receives and emits data via the «MBC Bus» proprietary bus or a LAN connection.

Thanks to the «ZIG ACCESS» or Wifi access points, it can also be controlled by Zigbee ® (VIMATY70ZR screen) or WiFi (Tactum CE screen). MINIMONO® can also work with some

limitations, in «stand-alone» mode. In that case, no remote control (touch pannel, keyboard,

computer,

) is necessary. Actions are triggered by dry contacts or infrared codes.

MINIMONO® exists in 2 versions :

Minimono/485 : the device has a «MBC Bus» proprietary bus and a RS232 port for the upgrades.

Minimono/IP : the device has a LAN connection and a «MBC Bus» proprietary bus. The upgrade is made by LAN.

MINIMONO®

3 MATERIAL DESCRIPTION

3.1 Visualization (frontside of the controller)

The «Status» Led flashes when MINIMONO® normally works. The «Bus/Learn» Led indicates the transit of commands on the MBC® bus or the IR codes learning.

The infrared sensor «SENSOR» enables the infrared codes learning.

The «RESET» button enables to restart MINIMONO®.

The «RESET» button enables to restart MINIMONO ® . Visualization of Infra Red inputs Visualization of
The «RESET» button enables to restart MINIMONO ® . Visualization of Infra Red inputs Visualization of

Visualization of Infra Red inputs Visualization of relays Visualization of GPI

Red inputs Visualization of relays Visualization of GPI Status led and Media Bus activity (Bus/Learn) Reset

Status led and Media Bus activity (Bus/Learn) Reset button IR Sensor

Visualization of relays Visualization of GPI Status led and Media Bus activity (Bus/Learn) Reset button IR
Visualization of relays Visualization of GPI Status led and Media Bus activity (Bus/Learn) Reset button IR
Visualization of relays Visualization of GPI Status led and Media Bus activity (Bus/Learn) Reset button IR

MINIMONO®

3.2 Connections (backside of the controller)

The controller MINIMONO® contents :

1 power supply connector 12V

2 Media Bus connectors

2 Infra Red inputs

4 GPI inputs

6 relays outputs

6 Infra Red outputs

1 X10 port

2 RS232 ports

– 6 Infra Red outputs – 1 X10 port – 2 RS232 ports Ethernet (Minimono/IP only)

Ethernet (Minimono/IP only)

1 X10 port – 2 RS232 ports Ethernet (Minimono/IP only) 2 RS232 ports X10 4 GPI
2 RS232 ports X10
2 RS232 ports
X10
2 RS232 ports Ethernet (Minimono/IP only) 2 RS232 ports X10 4 GPI inputs 6 Infra Red

4 GPI inputs 6 Infra Red outputs 6 relays outputs 2 Infra Red inputs 2 Media Bus connectors 1 power supply connector

The backside of the controller have an integrated tab, which allows cables support.

MINIMONO®

3.3 External dimensions

The controller MINIMONO® box can be fixed in an external bay 19" thanks to the provided 19" rack mount kit. Fix the corner plates on the frame with the supplied screws.

Dimensions (without corner plates) : 326 x 120 x 44 mm 44 mm 326 mm
Dimensions (without corner plates) : 326 x 120 x 44 mm
44 mm
326 mm
120 mm

MINIMONO®

4 INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

4.1 Configuration of MBC Bus® address

To be able to communicate on the MBC bus®, each MINIMONO® must have an address. This address is defined by the dipswiches 1 to 5 located under the controller. This address enables to differentiate the different Media Bus Control® devices present on the MBC bus®.

Media Bus Control ® devices present on the MBC bus ® . It is possible to

It is possible to connect up to 16 MINIMONO® on the MBC Bus® at the same time.

Selection of the address according to the dipswitches :

Adresse

Dipswitch 1

Dipswitch 2

Dipswitch 3

Dipswitch 4

 

1 ON

ON

ON

ON

 

2 OFF

ON

ON

ON

 

3 ON

OFF

ON

ON

 

4 OFF

OFF

ON

ON

 

5 ON

ON

OFF

ON

 

6 OFF

ON

OFF

ON

 

7 ON

OFF

OFF

ON

 

8 OFF

OFF

OFF

ON

 

9 ON

ON

ON

OFF

 

10 OFF

ON

ON

OFF

 

11 ON

OFF

ON

OFF

 

12 OFF

OFF

ON

OFF

 

13 ON

ON

OFF

OFF

 

14 OFF

ON

OFF

OFF

 

15 ON

OFF

OFF

OFF

 

16 OFF

OFF

OFF

OFF

When all switches are OFF, the controller is in emergency upgrade mode. The status led must blink quick.

MINIMONO® default address is 1.

MINIMONO®

4.2 MBC Bus® communication port

The MBC Bus® is the bus used by VITY Technology products. You can connect the MBC Bus® on either of the connectors for MBC Bus®. The second connector is only used to facilitate the MBC Bus® devices chaining.

only used to facilitate the MBC Bus ® devices chaining. Communication features:  Speed : 115200

Communication features:

Speed : 115200 Bauds

Data length : 8 bits

Parity : aucune

Stop bit length : 1

maximal physical length : 1000 meters.

Connector :

Reference : MC1,5/3-ST-3,81 (Phoenix Contact)

Cable section : 0,08 -1,5 mm2 (AWG : 28 -16).

Quantity : 2

Connector wiring :

Terminal

Signal

 

1

Tx/Rx+

2

Tx/Rx-

3

2

1

3

GND

 

The "Bus/Learn" Led indicates the transit of the MBC Bus® command.

Respect the polarity of the bus.

In most of cases, the ground signal (GND) is not needed to ensure the communication. If there is problem of communication (such as parasites), wire the shield of the cable only in one of its side.

MINIMONO®

4.3 Ethernet network port (only with MINIMONO/IP)

The RJ45 connector of the LAN connector technology card enables to control and upgrade the Minimono/IP by network. To connect a Minimono/IP to a Switch/Hub, you have to use a straight cable. To connect a Minimono/IP directly to a PC, you have to use a cross cable. In this case, you can upload new firmwares, "standalone" program, and do the InfraRed learning by the Ethernet network.

This connector allows the Minimono/IP communication across the Ethernet network instead of the MBC Bus®.

across the Ethernet network instead of the MBC Bus ® . Communication features :  Speed

Communication features :

Speed : 10/100 MBits/s

UDP/IP and TCP/IP protocols on port 12000

Connector :

RJ45 female

Connector wiring :

Terminal

Signal

 

1

Tx +

2

Tx -

3

Rx +

3 Rx +

4

 

5

 

6

Rx -

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

7

 

8

 

MINIMONO®

Donk link 2 Minimono/IP at the same time to the same MBC Bus® bus and to the same Ethernet network.

MINIMONO 1

MINIMONO 1

MINIMONO 1

Tactum Switch/Hub
Tactum
Switch/Hub
Tactum Switch/Hub
Tactum
Switch/Hub
Tactum Switch/Hub
Tactum
Switch/Hub
Ethernet MBC Bus MINIMONO 2
Ethernet
MBC Bus
MINIMONO 2

MINIMONO 2

MINIMONO 2

To connect a Minimono/IP to a Switch/Hub, you have to use a straight cable. To
To connect a Minimono/IP to a Switch/Hub, you have to use a straight cable.
To connect a Minimono/IP directly to a PC, you have to use a cross cable (see
following pictures). The cable used must be a 4-CAT5 twisted pair cable.
MINIMONO/IP and SWITCH/HUB
(straight cable)
MINIMONO/IP and PC
(cross cable)
Side A
Side B
Side A
Side B
1 1
1 3
2 2
2 6
3 3
3 1
4 4
4 4
5 5
5 5
6 6
6 2
7 7
7 7
8 8
8 8

MINIMONO®

4.4 Power supply

The external power supply 12Vdc is connected to the «Supply» connector. The supplied AC/DC converter is a 12V/4A.

connector. The supplied AC/DC converter is a 12V/4A. Connector :  Cable section : 0,08 -1,5

Connector :

Cable section : 0,08 -1,5 mm2 (AWG : 28 -16)

Reference : MC1,5/2-ST-3,81 (Phoenix Contact)

Connector wiring :

Terminal

Signal

 

1

GND

2

+12Vdc

2

1

When the controller is power on, the "status" led blinks continuously, to indicate good working of the controller. If the led fixes (ON or OFF), there is a problem on the controller. Please reboot it.

DO NOT USE THIS CONNECTOR TO SUPPLY OTHER MATERIALS.

MINIMONO®

4.5 InfraRed learning and internal IR sensor

The integrated IR sensor enables both to decode infrared frames of the RC5 type from different external sensors, and to learn infrared codes.

different external sensors, and to learn infrared codes. The integrated IR sensor (IR Sensor) is on

The integrated IR sensor (IR Sensor) is on the left in the frontside of the controller.

Range : From 10 to 40 cm between the remote control and the sensor. Angle : ±60°

The internal IR sensor (Sensor) or the external sensor n°2 works in the same way as the infrared sensor of the basic box. You can use either for the infrared codes learning. So the led "IR IN 2" blinks when an InfraRed code is capted by the IR sensor.

When a RC5 code is received, either Minimono® sends the information to the MBC Bus®. bus, or it triggers an action associated to the code if it is in stand-alone mode.

Learning procedure : 1. Set the device in learning mode by using the free downloadable
Learning procedure :
1. Set the device in learning mode by using the free downloadable IRDump
software on our website www.vity.com
2. For a correct learning of the infrared codes, it is preferable to use the
« Normal » learning mode. This mode makes it possible to control the
measurements taken before validating them. This learning mode is more
protected than the “Forced” mode which accepts all taken
measurements.
3. In learning mode, the led "Bus/Learn" lights. From this moment, you
can send the infrared codes by placing the remote control at between
10cm and 40 cm from the« IR Sensor ».
4. If you are in normal learning mode, press the remote button until the
led goes down. In forced learning mode, press quickly the button.
5. The end of the learning is indicated by 5 flickering of the led
“Bus/Learn” of the MINIMONO.

MINIMONO®

5 EXTERNAL DEVICES CONNECTION

5.1 External InfraRed sensors

The decoding of RC5 infrared codes is done with these connectors.

When a RC5 infrared code is received, the device sends the data on the MBC Bus® or sends orders in standalone mode.

data on the MBC Bus ® or sends orders in standalone mode. Connector :  jack

Connector :

jack 3,5mm stereo

Quantity : 2

Connector wiring :

Terminal

Signal

 
 

1 12Vdc

1 2 3
1
2
3
 

2 GND

 

3 IR IN

 

The led "IR IN" n°1 blinks when an infrared code is received on the port n°1. The led "IR IN" n°2 blinks when an infrared code is received on the port n°2.

The infrared input sensor number 2 is in parallel with the internal sensor. One can thus also learn the infrared codes by the external sensor number 2 via an external infrared receiver.

MINIMONO®

5.2 Logic inputs

The 4 logic inputs enable to know the state of external contacts. The Minimono® can also be controlled by these contacts without touch screen. The activation of the contacts triggers actions preprogrammed and stocked in the Minimono® memory thanks to a "stand-alone" programming.

The recognition of a state modification requires that you maintain this modification for a minimum delay of 50 ms.

you maintain this modification for a minimum delay of 50 ms. Features of a logic input

Features of a logic input :

Max. voltage: 30 V

Min. voltage : 0 V

Max. V IL = 0,5V

Minimum delay of a state modification : 50 ms

Connector :

Cable section : 0,08 -1,5 mm2 (AWG : 28 -16)

Reference : MC1,5/2-ST-3,81 (Phoenix Contact)

Connector wiring :

Terminal

Signal

 
 

1 GND

 

2 In

2

1

When the contact is close, the led "GPI" is ON.

MINIMONO®

5.3 Relays outputs

The controller Minimono® have 6 SPST-NO relays. It enables to control the devices controlled by dry contacts. The maximum contact voltage is 36V, the intensity of 1A. For higher values, you have to use power relays.

These outputs are isolated from the power supply of the MINIMONO®.

are isolated from the power supply of the MINIMONO ® . Three types of actions can

Three types of actions can be done:

the opening of the relay

the closing of the relay

the generation of a click of 100ms (Closing during 100ms then opening of the relay).

Caractéristiques de la sortie contact sec :

SPST relay, contact normally open

Contact impedance : 100 mOhm

Max. voltage : 36V

Max. intensity : 1A

Connector :

Cable section : 0,08 -1,5 mm2 (AWG : 28 -16)

Reference : MC1,5/2-ST-3,81 (Phoenix Contact)

Connector wiring :

Terminal

Signal

 
 

1 C1

 

2 C2

2

1

When the contact is close, the led "Relay" is ON.

MINIMONO®

Use for higher voltages than 36V : The voltage commutation of sector by the dry
Use for higher voltages than 36V :
The voltage commutation of sector by the dry contacts outputs of the
MINIMONO® implies the use of the KRT power relay.
In this case, it is necessary to use these outputs as on the diagram below.
Neutre
220V
Phase
Neutre
220V
Phase
+12V
The The 12V 12V is is supplied supplied by an by extern an power
external supply power supply
+12V
COM
KRT relay
NC
NO
COM
Lamp
Relais de puissance
de type KRT
NC
NO
Relay Dry contact output output of the
Lampe
MINIMONO minimono MINIMONO
Relay
Relais

MINIMONO®

5.4 InfraRed outputs

The controller Minimono® enables to control independently or simultaneously up to 6 infrared outputs. You just have to connect a single infrared transmitter like VIEC 3501A or a double infrared transmitter like VIEC 3502A on each mono jack fixed connector 3"5.

Never connect more than 2 infrared emitting leds for one jack 3.5 output.

more than 2 infrared emitting leds for one jack 3.5 output. Characteristics : Output impedance of

Characteristics : Output impedance of each channel : 100 ohms.

Connector :

jack 3,5mm stereo or mono

Connector wiring :

Terminal

Signal

 
 

1 GND

1 2 3
1
2
3
 

2 GND

 

3 IR OUT

 

When an IR data is emitted, the led "IR" blinks.

MINIMONO®

5.5 X10

The controller Minimono® enables to control device by X10 powerline bus.

Need X10 interface (ref : XM10E)

by X10 powerline bus. Need X10 interface (ref : XM10E) Characteristics : Output impedance of each

Characteristics : Output impedance of each channel : 100 ohms.

Connector :

RJ12 connector – 6 pins socket.

The crossed cable RJ12 is delivered with the interface.

MINIMONO®

5.6 RS232 Serial ports

The controller Minimono® provides 2 independent serial ports. It enables to control 2 devices owning a RS232 interface. Each RS232 port have a reception buffer of 32 bytes. An emission buffer of 32 bytes is shared between the 2 ports.

emission buffer of 32 bytes is shared between the 2 ports. Port 1 allows the programming

Port 1 allows the programming of the standalone mode as well as the updates of the firmware. We advise to reserve this port for this function. However if this port is used by the customer application, the programming mode can be forced using the switches located under the MINIMONO® (For that, set all the switches to OFF).

Communication features :

Rate :

Baudrate

300

600

1200

2400

4800

9600

19200

38400

57600

115200

Port

                   

1

√ √

√ √

√ √

Port

                   

2

√ √

√ √

√ √

Parity : none – pair - odd

Bit number / character : 5 bits – 6 bits – 7 bits - 8 bits

Stop bit length: 1 bit – 1,5 bit – 2 bits

Connecteur :

Connector subD 9 female.

MINIMONO®

Connector wiring :

Terminal

Signal

 

(RS232)

1

 

2

Rx

3

Tx

5

1

  (RS232) 1   2 Rx 3 Tx 5 1 4   5 GND    

4

 

5

GND

     

9

6

6

   

7

RTS

8

CTS

9

 

When datas are received or emitted on serial port, the led "RS232" blinks.

MINIMONO®

6 UPDATE BY RS232 (MINIMONO/485 & MINIMONO/IP)

The controllers Minimono/485 and Minimono/IP can be updated by the RS232 port number 1. This upgrade is done by the software "Minimono firmware upgrade", which can be download on the WebSite www.vity.com.

1 Open the software "Minimono Firmware Upgrade".

5 1 9 6
5
1
9
6

Click on the "setup" button.

2 The "setup" window allows you to choose the RS232 port (generally called serial port) of the computer which should be use for the upgrade.

port) of the computer which should be use for the upgrade. Click on the "Update" button.

Click on the "Update" button.

3 The software asks you for the

is

file of update. This file type ".mno".

for the is file of update. This file type ".mno". The software asks you for the

The software asks you for the configuration which should be use for the update.

4 By default, the configuration is :

115200 Bauds / 8bits / None /

1.

If it does not work, try :

speed = 9600 Bauds.

By default, the configuration is : 115200 Bauds / 8bits / None / 1. If it

MINIMONO®

5 The software converts the file then sends it to the controller Minimono.

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MINIMONO®

7 ETHERNET CONFIGURATION AND UPDATE

(MINIMONO/IP ONLY)

The Minimono/IP version can be connected directly to an Ethernet network 10/100 baseT. You must use a RJ45 a straight cable if Minimono/IP is connected to an Ethernet switch/hub/router or a RJ45 cross cable if it is connected to a PC. Minimono/IP can be used as a gateway between Ethernet and the MBC bus.

Default Ethernet parameters of MINIMONO/IP :

IP address :

192.168.0.142

Subnet mask :

255.255.255.0

Gateway :

192.168.0.1

The firmware update is done by the searching and updating software called : "PCtoLAN". This software allows you to :

find VITY TECHNOLOGY's devices like VITYLAN, MINIMONO/IP MAXIMONO/IP and

MULTICUSTOM/IP and watch all their parameters (network, firmware, connected

controllers

)

update the firmware of these devices

change network configuration, name and switch between Ethernet/MediaBus gateway mode and WebServer mode

modify the password for the WebServer Connection

restore factory settings

watch all VITY's controllers connected to the IP devices

test the controllers communication

see the Ethernet traffic generated by the devices

Warning :

This software needs an other network configuration than the one used in the first version of VITYLAN/LAN option. To provide weel working, and upload all the new files (including the JAVA Webserver core), you must do a factory restoration on the olds materials, before doing a firmware update (see chapiter 1.2.5. for more information)

All these functions (except firmware update) are activated only with firmware 2.0.0 or greater of the VITYLAN/LAN option.

Update a firmware from 1.x.x version to 2.x.x need a BIOS upgrade. If the software detect this requirement, it will do that automatically before the 2.x.x upgrade. The BIOS upgrade is a critical operation. BE CAREFUL ! If power supply is disconnected during this operation, the device will be definitely damaged.

The MINIMONO LAN upgrade by network is possible only from 1.0.6 MINIMONO firmware version. Please update first the device with this firmware by RS232 before using this feature (see MINIMONO update software documentation for more information).

All operations accessible with this software are accessible only across the local network (Ethernet).

MINIMONO®

7.1 Software view

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Tasks

Devices list
Devices list

Tasks Progress bar

MINIMONO®

7.2 Basics Functions

7.2.1 Devices upgrade

This function allows you to upgrade the firmware or the Web Server files of the device. If the device is a controller, the software upgrades the firmware of the controller and the firmware of the LAN card.

BE CAREFUL : Update a firmware from 1.x.x version to 2.x.x need a BIOS upgrade.
BE CAREFUL :
Update a firmware from 1.x.x version to 2.x.x need a BIOS upgrade. If the
software detect this requirement, it will do that automatically before the
2.x.x upgrade. The BIOS upgrade is a critical operation. If power supply is
deconnected during this operation, the device will be definitly damaged.

Note : The MINIMONO/IP upgrade by network is possible only from 1.0.6 MINIMONO firmware version. Please update first the device with this firmware by RS232 before using this feature (see MINIMONO update software documentation for more information).

Click on a device in the list

1 Click on :

information). Click on a device in the list 1 Click on : Choose "Device firmware". 2
information). Click on a device in the list 1 Click on : Choose "Device firmware". 2

Choose "Device firmware".

2 If you have set the controller in forced upgrade mode, you need to check "Forced mode" and to choose the kind of controller you want to upgrade.

upgrade mode, you need to check "Forced mode" and to choose the kind of controller you

MINIMONO®

Select the file which contains

the

firmwares

(PCtoLAN_firmwares_x.x.x.

3 upg in this case) then click on "Open". If the device is a VITY TECHNOLOGY controller, it is upgraded first. Else, the software goes directly to step

9.

upgraded first. Else, the software goes directly to step 9. Note : If the firmware of

Note : If the firmware of the Vitylan / MinimonoLAN / MulticustomLAN is older than 2.0.0, the BIOS of the device 4 will be upgraded first.

and

converts the firmware file of the controller.

The software extract

the firmware file of the controller. The software extract 5 Click depending version version of the

5

Click

depending

version

version of the controller.

and

or

on

"Yes"

to

"No"

current

upgrade

the

the

or on "Yes" to "No" current upgrade the the If you have click on "Yes", the

If you have click on "Yes", the 6 firmware is uploaded onto the controller, else the software goes directly to step 9.

the controller, else the software goes directly to step 9. 7 You are advertise when the

7 You are advertise when the update is finished.

to step 9. 7 You are advertise when the update is finished. 8 The device reboots.

8 The device reboots.

when the update is finished. 8 The device reboots. 9 The software converts the VITYLAN/LAN option

9 The software converts the VITYLAN/LAN option firmware.

9 The software converts the VITYLAN/LAN option firmware. 10 Click on "Yes" or "No"

10

Click

on

"Yes"

or

"No"

depending

to

the

current

version

and

the

upgrade

version

of

the

VITYLAN/LAN

option.

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MINIMONO®

If you have click on "Yes", the 11 firmware is uploaded onto the VITYLAN/LAN option, else the software ends.

onto the VITYLAN/LAN option, else the software ends. 12 You are advertise when the update is

12 You are advertise when the update is finished.

option, else the software ends. 12 You are advertise when the update is finished. 13 The

13 The device reboots.

option, else the software ends. 12 You are advertise when the update is finished. 13 The

MINIMONO®

7.2.2 Upgrade Web Server files

Click on a device in the list.

Upgrade Web Server files Click on a device in the list. 1 Click on :  

1

Click on

:

 
 

2

Choose "Web Server".

2 Choose "Web Server".
2 Choose "Web Server".

2

This operation needs the same files as the parameters restoration. This file is called “PctoLAN_factory_settings_ x.x.x.fact”.

needs the same files as the parameters restoration. This file is called “ PctoLAN_factory_settings_ x.x.x.fact ”.

Select it and click on “open”.

3

The software upload the new file.

The software upload the new file.

4

The software advertises you when the upload is finished.

4 The software advertises you when the upload is finished.

5

The device reboots.

5 The device reboots.

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7.2.3 Change device parameters

To access to the function of changing the username and the password, the firmware of the LAN module must be up to date. To update it, go first on chapter 5.1.

On a Ethernet network, each device connected must have different IP address, and a subnet mask / gateway well defined. In these section, you can change network parameters. If you have lot of devices on the same network, this is easier to choose different names to each device.

It is possible to switch from gateway MediaBus/Ethernet to WebServer. These two working mode are not accessible at the same time, so this choice must be made on the installation depending to the needs. It is possible to connect two devices on the same MBC Bus only if they are not on the same modes.

Note : The old device can have an other version of WebServer. In this case, you must do the parameters restoration to erase this one and upload the VITY Technology files.

Choose

then.

a

device

in

1 Click on :

restoration to erase this one and upload the VITY Technology files. Choose then. a device in

the

list

restoration to erase this one and upload the VITY Technology files. Choose then. a device in

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Network configuration :

Change "New IP address", "New subnet mask" and "New gateway" The SerialPort is the IP address which will be used to send VITY Technology communications. The software will automatically fill this address, but if you need you can enter manually this parameter.

2 Change name :

Check "New device name" Enter the new name.

Switch working mode :

Check

"Working mode"

the

right

Click on "OK".

case

on

mode" the right Click on "OK". case on If you have changed the name of the

If you have changed the name of the device, you need to open the file which contains the 3 configuration files ("PCtoLAN_factory_settings_x. x.x.fact" in this case).

Select it and click on “open”.

in this case). Select it and click on “open”. 4 The software upload the new new

4 The software upload the new

new

file

and

set

the

parameters on the device.

the new new file and set the parameters on the device. 5 The software advertises you

5 The software advertises you when the upload is finished.

set the parameters on the device. 5 The software advertises you when the upload is finished.

6 The device reboots.

set the parameters on the device. 5 The software advertises you when the upload is finished.

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7.2.4 Change Web Server secure access

Security is very important on Internet. If you plan to use the controller as a WebServer, you need to change the username and the password associated to the Internet Web page, otherwise some people will access to your installation and may cause damages to your materials.

Note : By default, username is "admin" and password is "1234". If a factory settings restoration is done, this default username and password will be restored too.

Choose

then.

a

device

in

1 Click on :

will be restored too. Choose then. a device in 1 Click on : the list On

the

list

too. Choose then. a device in 1 Click on : the list On the window appearing,

On

the

window

appearing,

enter

the

current

security

access

codes

and

the

new

ones.

2 The

minimal

length

of

the

username and password is 4 caracters.

Click on "OK".

username and password is 4 caracters. Click on "OK". 3 The software upload the new new

3 The software upload the new

new

file

and

set

the

parameters on the device.

the new new file and set the parameters on the device. 4 The software advertises you

4 The software advertises you when the upload is finished.

set the parameters on the device. 4 The software advertises you when the upload is finished.

5 The device reboots.

set the parameters on the device. 4 The software advertises you when the upload is finished.

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7.3 Advanced Functions

7.3.1 Restore factory settings

The restoration of the factory settings allows to download automatically in the VITYLAN/LAN option a package of files which are used to parameters the device. When done, the device has the same configuration as when it is buy :

IP address = 192.168.0.142

subnet mask = 255.255.255.0

gateway = 192.168.0.1

After that, you must re-parameter your device.

This manipulation activate the TCP protocol too, which allows you to use the WebServer mode and provides a better security when firmwares are updated. So it is necessary to execute this task on old device before the first firmware update, else all others tasks will not be accessible. Moreover, this task will upload the JAVA WebServer core files.

Choose a device then. on the list 1 Click on : This operation needs a
Choose a device
then.
on
the
list
1 Click on :
This
operation
needs
a
file

called

2 PctoLAN_factory_settings_

x.x.x.fact”.

Select it and click on “open”.

x.x.x.fact ”. Select it and click on “open”. The software upload the new 3 file. This

The software upload the new 3 file.

This operation

minutes.

may take

10

”. Select it and click on “open”. The software upload the new 3 file. This operation

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4

The software advertises you when the upload is finished.

MINIMONO ® 4 The software advertises you when the upload is finished.

5 The device reboots.

MINIMONO ® 4 The software advertises you when the upload is finished. 5 The device reboots.

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7.3.2 MBC Architecture

With PC2LAN, you can see all MBC Bus installation, such as Vimaty (35, 70), Minimono, Multicustom, Maximono

Choose a device then. on the list 1 Click on : A window appears. VITY's
Choose a device
then.
on
the
list
1 Click on :
A window appears.
VITY's
controllers
and
remotes are
listed
in
a

2 All

treeview. On each node, you can see the IP device, and all devices connected to it.

are listed in a 2 All treeview. On each node, you can see the IP device,

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7.3.3 Tests of devices

This function allows you to test the connection with your VITY controllers. You can change the relays state and see the GPI feedback.

Note : You can test only the IP devices.

Choose a device then.

on

1 Click on :

only the IP devices. Choose a device then. on 1 Click on : the list A

the

list

IP devices. Choose a device then. on 1 Click on : the list A window appears.

A window appears.

On this window, you need to indicate the MBC address.

2 If

the

the device

device

you

Multicustom/IP,

Multicustom/IP,

is

a

need

to

indicate the slot for the Relays card and the Digital feedback card too.

is a need to indicate the slot for the Relays card and the Digital feedback card

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7.3.4 View Ethernet traffic

This function allows you to see all Ethernet communication. That can be helpful is you want to know what is transmitted to the network, or if you want to see MBC Bus Ethernet feedback.

Choose a device then.

on

1 Click on :

Ethernet feedback. Choose a device then. on 1 Click on : the list A window appears.

the

list

feedback. Choose a device then. on 1 Click on : the list A window appears. 2

A window appears.

2 Click on "Stop capture" if you want to suspend the scan of Ethernet communications.

Click on "OK" to quit.

on "Stop capture" if you want to suspend the scan of Ethernet communications. Click on "OK"

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7.4 Others possibilities and functions

7.4.1 Watch the configuration Web site of LAN configuration

This Web site is accessible by clicking on the button "Launch config. Website". The other way to launch that is to open a web browser and to enter the ip address of the device in the address bar (in example http://192.168.0.142/home.htm). Launch the configuration Website allow you to change the parameters directly with a Web browser, in example if the device have some problems of communication. Moreover, the most important possibility of this Web site is to allow you to upgrade the firmware of the LAN connector, which is different from the LAN card :

1

Open a WEB browser.

Enter the

IP

address of the

Exemple :

Http://192.168.0.142/home.htm

device. The web browser open automatically. 2 Enter the current username and password (by default
device.
The
web
browser
open
automatically.
2 Enter the current username
and password (by default
“admin” and “1234”).

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3 Firmware".

Click

on

the

link

"Update

MINIMONO ® 3 Firmware ". Click on the link " Update 4 Click on “browse” button.

4 Click on “browse” button.

on the link " Update 4 Click on “browse” button. Go in the folder where you

Go

in

the

folder where

you

have

installed

the

PctoLAN

software

(by

default

C:\program

files\vity\PCtoLAN\)

and

select :

5 - if you have a LAN card with

:

« 82000867_G_post_2mb.bin »

2Mo

of

memory

- if you have a LAN card with

4Mo

:

« 82001229_c_post_4mb.bin »

of

memory

then click on "OK".

of memory - if you have a LAN card with 4Mo : « 82001229_c_post_4mb.bin » of

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6 Reboot the card by clicking on “Reboot”. Do this operation a second time but
6
Reboot the card by clicking on
“Reboot”.
Do this operation a second time
but :
- if you have a LAN card with
2Mo
of
memory
select
:
7
«
82001116_h_firmware_2mb_
.bin »

- if you have a LAN card with

:

« 82001120_h1_firmware_4mb

memory

4Mo

of

select

.bin » - if you have a LAN card with : « 82001120_h1_firmware_4mb memory 4Mo of

.bin »

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7.5 Open firewall in Windows XP ®

The Minimono/IP works correctly only if UDP and TCP port number 12000 is open in emission and reception in your Internet firewall.

This part describes the opening of this port into the Windows XP (SP2) integrated firewall, but it should be necessary to do it into the others Internet protection softwares and into the routers too.

First of all open the control panel of the network connections :

of all open the control panel of the network connections : Open the “Advanced” tab and
of all open the control panel of the network connections : Open the “Advanced” tab and

Open the “Advanced” tab and click on “Parameters”, then in the new window open the “Exceptions” tab and click on “Adding a port” :

click on “Parameters”, then in the new window open the “Exceptions” tab and click on “Adding
click on “Parameters”, then in the new window open the “Exceptions” tab and click on “Adding
click on “Parameters”, then in the new window open the “Exceptions” tab and click on “Adding
click on “Parameters”, then in the new window open the “Exceptions” tab and click on “Adding
click on “Parameters”, then in the new window open the “Exceptions” tab and click on “Adding

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In the window appearing, enter the following parameters :

Name : VityLAN

Number of port : 12000

Notch UDP

Name : VityLAN ➔ Number of port : 12000 ➔ Notch UDP Do the same but
Name : VityLAN ➔ Number of port : 12000 ➔ Notch UDP Do the same but

Do the same but notch TCP instead of UDP. Finally click on OK.

: VityLAN ➔ Number of port : 12000 ➔ Notch UDP Do the same but notch

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7.6 Frequency Asked Questions

Errors

Possibles solutions

The device does not appear in the list.

The device is configured on a subnet totally different to the computer one. The only way to know its IP address is to scan Ethernet communication (with "Ethereal" for example) during clicking on "Refresh view" button of the updating software.

-

The device will answer, then take its IP address and configure the computer on the same subnet to make a full restoration.

-

The network materials (such as routers, switch and hub)

blocks Multicast communications. Configure these materials to accept these communications.

The device is not correctly plug to the network or to the power supply. Check connections.

-

The device appears in the list but the line is red and the firmware version is "x.x.x"

-

The device firmware is down to 2.0.0. Update it

The device is not well configure on its "serial port". See chapiter 1.4.

-

 

-

The device is on WebServer mode and a session is active.

Shut it down.

The device is configured on a subnet a little different from the computer one. This blocks the communication but not the

-

detection. Modify the network configuration of the computer or the device.

- Two devices have the same IP address. Change one of these.

- An other software uses the same Ethernet protocol on the

computer. Shut it down (IRDump, PC2Maty

).

-

The network materials (such as routers, switch and hub)

blocks Multicast communications. Configure these materials and all firewalls to accept these communications.

The device appears in the list but the line is red.

The last uploaded firmware is more recent than the one in the device. Upgrade the device.

-

The software print "Socket error" when a firmware upgrade.

-

The device is on WebServer mode and a session is active.

Shut it down.

 

-

The MediaBus is saturated by communications. Try several

times to do establish the connection. If it does not work, unplug all devices except the one you want to update then try again to update.

The device does not accept a new IP address.

The device automatically checks if the IP address is accorded to the subnet mask and the gateway. Be careful about all parameters.

-

If the software seems to have problem to comunicate with the device, try to do this operation by the Website of configuration. See chapter 1.3.1 for more details.

-

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7.7 Installation of Ethernet/MBC Bus gateways and Webserver

In standard mode (Ethernet / MBC Bus gateway), it is not possible to connect two products (VITYLAN – MINIMONO/IP – MULTICUSTOM/IP - MAXIMONO/IP) on the same MBC Bus (VITY Technology's RS485 based bus).

It is not possible to use a device in two modes at the same time. So, to ensure well work and use of all possibilities of these products, you can plug two devices on the same MBC Bus only if they are in different modes (1 gateway / 1 WebServer).

On the following pictures : The term "Gateway" will represent a Minimono/IP or any Vity's
On the following pictures :
The term "Gateway" will represent a Minimono/IP or any Vity's controller in
gateway working mode.
The term "WebServer" will represent a Minimono/IP or any Vity's controller
in WebServer working mode.
The term "Group of products x" will define a group of Vity Technology
products (such as Vimaty remotes, controllers Minimono, Multicustom,
CustoLAN
) which are connected by MBC Bus network.

Three types of installations are considerable :

1° - Ethernet / MBC Bus gateways only

Group of MBC Bus 1 Gateway 1 products 1 Ethernet IP 1 Group of MBC
Group of
MBC Bus 1
Gateway 1
products 1
Ethernet IP 1
Group of
MBC Bus 2
Gateway 2
products 2
Ethernet IP 2
Group of products x 2° - WebServer only
Group of
products x
2° - WebServer only

MBC Bus x

Ethernet IP x Gateway x
Ethernet IP x
Gateway x

Ethernet

Local network

Group of products
Group of
products

Ethernet

MBC Bus WebServer Ethernet IP 1 Router + Modem
MBC Bus
WebServer
Ethernet IP 1
Router +
Modem

Local network

Internet IP

Group of products Ethernet MBC Bus WebServer Ethernet IP 1 Router + Modem Local network Internet

Internet

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3° - WebServer + Passerelles

Group of products 1 Group of products 2
Group of
products 1
Group of
products 2
MBC Bus 1 Gateway 1 Ethernet IP 1 Ethernet Local network MBC Bus 2 Gateway
MBC Bus 1
Gateway 1
Ethernet IP 1
Ethernet
Local network
MBC Bus 2
Gateway 2
Internet IP
Ethernet IP 2
Router +
Modem
WebServer
Ethernet IP 3
Ethernet IP x
MBC Bus x
Gateway x
Gateway x

Internet

Group of products x
Group of
products x

7.8 Create a WebServer

The switch of functioning mode is done by the "PCtoLAN" software. This configuration must be done when products are installing, or when you do a reorganization of existing installation. It must not be modified after that, to ensure the good feedback of the installation.

You can re-parameter old generation products to enable WebServer mode. However, the device you want to turn into WebServer mode must be unplugged from the MBC Bus (RS485 based bus for Vity Technology devices) before doing the switch, and then correctly re-plug.

Launch "PCtoLAN" software, and select the device you want to switch to WebServer mode.

For old devices, do a factory settings restoration by clicking on "Restore factory settings". This task will enable all necessary parameters (such as TCP protocol) and upload all JAVA files for the webserver. Then do the firmware upgrade if the device has older firmware than 2.0.0.

Click on "Switch to webserver" button.

7.9 Create PctoMaty applications and upload new files

The application upload to Minimono/IP WebServer is a Vitmay 35 application

with restrictions : special options depending of the Vimaty hardware cannot

The file upload to Websever cannot

have a size bigger than 200ko (avois to use background for screen because picture take lot of memory space).

be used (JPI input, IR receiver, ect

).

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Create a Vimaty 35 application and take in count the restriction

Compile your project as you did with Vimay's and check the VityLAN Websever options into the dialog box.

and check the VityLAN Websever options into the dialog box. – When compilation is finished, Pctomaty
and check the VityLAN Websever options into the dialog box. – When compilation is finished, Pctomaty
and check the VityLAN Websever options into the dialog box. – When compilation is finished, Pctomaty

When compilation is finished, Pctomaty ask you to select the VityLAN Webserver you want to

upload

(attention it's possible that your VityLAN is not into because of network mismatch between your computer network configuration and the VityLAN configuration. You can refresh the list with “Refresh” button or reboot a VityLAN Webserver by clicking the « reboot » button to unlock a bad situation.

It's possible to enter a specific address if you VityLAN don't appear into the list

Click OK and wait during upload

appear into the list – Click OK and wait during upload 7.10 Launch the WebServer across
appear into the list – Click OK and wait during upload 7.10 Launch the WebServer across
appear into the list – Click OK and wait during upload 7.10 Launch the WebServer across

7.10 Launch the WebServer across the Internet

You can launch the Webserver when you are not connected to the local network on which the device is connected by open a web browser and enter the Internet IP address of your Modem/ Broadband adaptator on which the device is connected.

So to ensure full time accessibility of your WebServer, you must ask your Internet provider for a static Internet IP address.

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8 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

General characteristic :

Power supply : 12 Volts DC / 4A delivered with the device.

Size : 326,00 mm x 44,00 mm (1U) x 120,00 mm (without corner plates).

External connector power supply: MC1,5/2-G-3,81 (Manufacturer : Phoenix Contact)

Protection by polyswitch.

19" rack mounting kit inclued.

Standalone working mode possible.

Interfaces :

6 InfraRed outputs on female stereo or mono 3.5mm jack.

2 InfraRed inputs on female stereo 3.5mm jack.

2 RS232 ports (2 compatibles with RS485 and RS422).

6 relays SPST NO (1A – 36V max).

4 logical inputs.

Media Bus® communication bus :

Half duplex Bus (RS485).

Communication rate : 115200 bauds.

Communication parameters : 8 data bits / character, 1 stop bit ,no parity

Maximal physical bus length : 1000 meters.

Connector : MC1,5/3-G-3,81 (Manufacturer : Phoenix Contact)

Ethernet (MINIMONO/IP only) :

10/100 Mbps.

UDP ans TCP protocol.

Port used : 12000 in emission and reception.

connector : RJ45.

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9 COMPATIBLE BRANDS WITH MEDIABUS CONTROL AUTOMATION SYSTEM

The MEDIA BUS CONTROL automation systems are compatible with many audiovisual equipment, lighting and EIB-KNX manufacturers. You will find below the main compatible major brands, but Media Bus Control ® obviously doesn't restrict itself to them

3M, ABB, Adtec, Akg, AllenHeath, Analogway, Ask, Autopatch, Barco, Behringer, Biamp, Canon, Clipsal, CommTec, DIS, Epson, Extron, Faroudja, Fostex, Gyra, Hager, Imerge, Jung, JVC, Kenwwod, Knox, Kodak, Kramer, Legrand, Lexicon, Lightec, Lite Touch, Lutron, Meridian, Merten, Mitsubishi, Nec, Niko, Onkyo, Panasonic, Phillips, Pioneer, Pixelmagics, Proxima, RGB Spectrum, Samsung, Sennheiser, Siemens, Sharp, Sony, Tasca, Theben, Vigatec, Vity, Xantech,

Yamaha, Zumtobel

and more

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10 WARRANTY

1. VITY warranty.

VITY Technology France, headquarters, 180 Rue Pierre Landais, 56850 CAUDAN - France, and its subsidiaries VITY China and Vity USA warrant that MINIMONO will be free of defects in materials and manufacture at the time of sale and will remain in good working order for a period of 2 years following the date of the original sales invoice from VITY. This warranty refers to the products manufactured by VITY. A return materials authorization is necessary before reshipping a product. This authorization is available via the Internet site of VITY http://www.vity.com/ and must be sent by fax to VITY : 02 97 89 20 10. On the other hand, if it's a product distributed by VITY, the applying warranty is that of the constructor.Its term may vary according to the present warranty and may therefore last more or less than 2 years. This waranty will be clearly specified during the sale. Minimono is warranted for 2 years.

2. What the warranty doesn't cover.

This warranty does not apply to (a) any VITY product that has been modified, altered or repaired by an unauthorized agent or improperly transported, stored, installed, used, or maintained; (b) damage caused by acts of nature, including flood, erosion, or earthquake; (c) damage caused by a sustained low or high voltage situation or by a low or high voltage disturbance, including brownouts, sags, spikes, or power outages; or (d) damage caused by war, vandalism, theft, depletion, or obsolescence.

3. Disclaimer and other warranties.

The warranties contained in Section 1 are the exclusive warranties given by VITY and supersede any prior, contrary or additional representations, whether oral or written. Vity disclaims and excludes all other warranties – whether express, implied, or statutory.

4. Buyer's exclusive remedies for any nonconformity.

If a VITY product fails to conform to the warranties in Section 1, Buyer must notify VITY within a reasonable time and in no event more than thirty (30) days after the discovery of the nonconformity, and VITY will repair any nonconforming products or components.

5. Application of the warranty.

During the period of warranty, VITY Technology will repair the defective units free. The defective products must be sent to your expenses to the Vity Technology's buildings at Caudan with a note of accompaniment. The repaired units will be turned over to our expenses with the recipient. Apart from the period of warranty, VITY Technology will repair the defective units in its buildings at Caudan, and the cost of repair will be the responsibility of the customer. In the case of the product was bought to a Vity subsidiary or a Vity distributor, it must be returned to the subsidiary or the distributor before.

6. Exclusion of consequential and incidental damages.

Vity shall be not liable under any circumstances for consequential or incidental damages including, but not limited to, labour costs or loss of profits arising in connection with the use of or the inability to use Vity products.

7. Transport damage.

VITY will not be responsible for items damaged during shipment to or from VITY. The shipping carrier is responsible for items damaged during shipment.

8. No Modifications.

This warranty may not be modified except in writing by an authorized VITY officer.

9. Other notice.

VITY reserves the right to modify or discontinue designs, specifications, warranties, prices and polices without prior notice.