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Control4: Tiler Programming


Overview

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You must download the drivers to control a Tiler. Please see below:

Control4 Luxul Driver Package

Control4 Cisco Driver Package

The Just Add Power Tiling Transmitter consists of:

  • Four Just Add Power Receivers that can watch any Transmitter in the system
  • One Just Add Power Transmitter that can broadcast video to any Receiver in the system

The four videos being viewed by the Receivers are compiled into one video layout and output by the Transmitter as a single, unique video signal. The compiled video signal from the Transmitter can be viewed on any Receiver in the system.

The Receivers in the Tiling Transmitter can be switched like any Receiver in the system, making them act like 4 Displays. The Transmitter is an additional source in the system; if a system has 6 Transmitters and a Tiling Transmitter, that system has 7 Sources.

The Tiling Transmitter isn’t confined to one room because of the way the Transmitter distributes video. This creates an uncommon situation for Control4: Control4 expects each room to have one display and each display to be located in a different room, but the Tiling Transmitter is 4 displays that are in the rack.

There are a variety of ways for controlling a Tiling Transmitter with Control4. The method is a good example of how a Tiling Transmitter can be integrated with Control4, but each system requires different considerations.


Initial Setup

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Setup Receivers

  1. In System Design, create 4 Rooms in the project – one for each Receiver in the Tiler – and name them accordingly.
  2. Add 4 Just Add Power RS232-IP Server drivers – one in each Room – as displays for switching the 4 Receivers. Rename the drivers for ease of understanding. These drivers will be connected later as Outputs.

    System Design

  3. In Properties, assign the license key and IP addresses from the JADConfig Report File for the 4 Tiling Receivers.
  4. In Connections -> Control/AV, connect the HDMI Input of the four Tiling Receivers to the HDMI Outputs numbers on the switching driver according to the JADConfig Report File.

    Connections - Outputs

Setup Transmitter

  1. In System Design, add a generic source to the rack area to represent the Tiling Transmitter, for example the PC - UI Button driver. Rename it to reflect that it is a Tiling Transmitter. This driver will be connected later as an Input.
  2. Add a Just Add Power RS232-IP Server driver to the rack area and rename it appropriately – aka Tiler Layout Control. This driver will be used to adjust the layout of the Tiling Transmitter.
  3. In Properties, assign the license key and IP address from the JADConfig Report File for the Tiling Transmitter.

    Properties

  4. In Connections -> Control/AV, connect the HDMI Output of the Tiling Transmitter to the HDMI Input number on the switching driver according to the JADConfig Report File.

    Connections - Inputs


Enabling and Creating Macros

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  1. Under Agents in Composer, click on Add, and add Macros to the Agents window if not already there.

    Add Macros

  2. In the Macros window, click on Add and name the macro according to the function it will perform.

    All Macros

  3. Repeat step 3 until all macros have been created.

Create & Name Macro


Programming Macros

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To change the output format of a Tiling Transmitter, the command must be sent to the IP of the Transmitter board.

  1. Go to the Programming tab of Composer
  2. On the right bar under Actions, choose the RS232-IP server driver that is assigned to the IP of the Transmitter – named Tiler Layout Control in an earlier section
  3. Below in Commands, choose Device Specific Command and then the dropdown option for Console Command (Advanced)
  4. Using the same syntax from the Control4 Driver Manual, enter the desired command. Examples below:
Name Command
Layout: Quad View _4in1_layout.sh 4
Layout: Secondary Right _4in1_layout.sh 2
Layout: Secondary Bottom _4in1_layout.sh 3
Set RX1 as Primary Video _4in1_primary_video.sh 1
Set RX1 as Primary Audio

_4in1_focus.sh 1

Secondary Right

Secondary Bottom

Quad View

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