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Download AMP: Configure a 3G or MaxColor System


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Overview

AMP - Advanced Matrix Programmer - configures 3G and MaxColor devices into an HDMI matrix switching system.

AMP is the spiritual successor to JADConfig. If you were previously using JADConfig to configure systems, you can continue to use it for maintaining those systems. However, we recommend that new systems should be configured with AMP.

There are two types of systems that can be configured by AMP:

  1. VLAN switching
  2. Multicast switching

Generally, VLAN switching is preferred because AMP configures both the switch and all Just Add Power devices. In Multicast switching, AMP configures the Just Add Power devices but NOT the switch.

See Choosing A System to determine which type of system is best for the job site.

Begin planning a system here.


Current Version

0.3.4

  • Multicast switching
  • VLAN switching
    • Luxul AMS/XMS/SW switches
    • Netgear GSM4250 switches
  • 3G systems
  • MaxColor systems
  • Choose a Class B network for J+P
    • 172.20.x.x up to 172.29.x.x
    • default = 172.27.x.x

Beta Version

0.5.3

  • VLAN switching
    • NEW SWITCH: Cisco CBS350 series
      • CBS350-24-4X
      • CBS350-48-4X
      • CBS350-8-2G
      • CBS350-16-2G
      • CBS350-24-4G
      • CBS350-48-4G
    • NEW SWITCH: TP-Link JetStream series
      • TL-SG3428X
      • TL-SG3428
      • TL-SG3452
    • NEW SWITCH: Luxul AMS-4424P and XMS-7048P
      • This allows current Luxul stack systems to convert to trunk systems with AMP compatibility
      • Changing from a JADConfig system to an AMP system requires changing the switching driver, endpoint control drivers, and the port connections of Receivers, Transmitters, and data ports. It should only be done when necessary to maintain functionality of the system.
    • NEW FUNCTION: Add Additional Devices - configures individual devices to be added to a system in which there are already open ports configured. Allows both on-site and off-site options
    • NEW FUNCTION: Read System - Connect to a Just Add Power device in a configured system and generate a Report File with all system details
    • NEW FUNCTION: Firmware Update Only - updates firmware on all devices in a configured system

Set the program to use the Beta branch by going to Manage Updates --> Change Branch --> Beta to access VLAN switching


VLAN Supported Switches

In a VLAN system you MUST use a supported switch, as AMP will configure the switch. AMP VLAN supports up to 63 switches in a system.

List of supported switches for AMP VLAN


Multicast Recommended Switches

In a Multicast system you may use any switch that fits minimum requirements. You are responsible for configuring the switch; Just Add Power provides example profiles, but AMP does NOT configure the switch.

List of recommended switches for Multicast switching


Active Firmware

3G: B2.2.0

MaxColor: MAX v3.3.8


Beta Firmware

3G: B2.3.3

MaxColor: MAX v3.5.2


Recent Changes

  • Switch diagram on the discovery page
    • Shows properly connected devices in green
    • Shows incorrectly connected devices in red
    • Shows blank ports with the original port coloring for the device type
  • Beta - version 0.5.3
    • Improves patching diagram
      • Uplink port highlighted
    • Sets `channel 0` on devices in a VLAN system automatically
    • Windows authorization added
      • Program runs with administrative privileges automatically

Known Issues

  • When updating a device from A firmware to B firmware, there is sometimes a "Duplicate IP" error that pops up. This is typically due to devices changing MAC address after a firmware update. Ignore and close these messages.
  • Devices that were configured in a Multicast system retain their Multicast settings if moved to a VLAN system
    • Solution: Use the Beta version
  • ST1 devices were not being discovered and configured properly
    • Solution: Use the Beta version