RS232 control in URC is best accessed by allowing the Accelerate process to build a user interface automatically. In order to do that through the Just Add Power system, standard RS232 drivers must be converted to RS232 over IP drivers. This change causes the URC processor to send RS232 commands to a Just Add Power device over the network rather than using the RS232 ports on the URC processor.
RS232 drivers are examples for a select models. You will need to build a driver for your specific display model if it is not one of the examples.
Download contains Endpoint Control drivers for CEC, RS232, and IR.
Build a Driver
Building an RS232 over IP driver is necessary if the display or source being controlled does not already have an RS232 over IP driver built. As Just Add Power learns more about URC, our library of RS232 over IP drivers will expand. To build a driver yourself, follow these steps:
Open Accelerator, select My Database, and select New Driver
Navigate to the RS232 driver of the display or source that the driver is for and Select This Device
In the Edit Information tab, choose Edit next to Control Types:
Check the box for IP Commands and click OK
In Driver Properties -> Outputs, select Main Functions and click Edit
Check the Use box next to IP Type and enter 6752 in the Port blank
Go to the Edit Functions tab and select the IP tab
In Driver Information:
Set Data Encryption to ASCII
Set Network Method to TCP
Set Port to 6752
Check the box for Terminate with carriage return
In the Function List, for each Button ID
Select the Button ID and click Edit Function
Paste the IR Command for the function in the Data blank and click OK. The RS232 Command can be in ASCII or Hex, but Accelerator converts all commands to Hex.
Save when all Button IDs are entered
Setup a Driver
Once the driver has been built and added to the local database, the driver must be setup through Accelerator. Follow these instructions:
In Program -> Step 4 Add Other Devices
Select Database: My
Select Module Type: IP Database
Select the Category, Brand, and Model for the driver
Select Add Selected Module
In Program -> Step 6 Network Setup
Select Non URC Device
For each Device driver, enter the IP address of the Receiver/Transmitter. The IP address can be found on the JADConfig Report file generated by JADConfig upon initial configuration.
Log into the webUI of the Just Add Power device
Go to the Endpoint Control tab
Under Serial Settings, set the Serial Mode to Direct and set the Baudrate to match the baud rate of the endpoint device.
Apply, Save, and Reboot the device
Accelerate in Step 10 Edit User Interfaces and Step 12 Macro Editing to generate the interface. Done!