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    Instructions For Basic CEM+ Setup

    (The following information is based on CEM+ v 3.1.2)

    There is a memory chip on the backplane of all Sensor+ racks.  This chip stores information about the rack and the CEM+ that is in the rack.  When a rack is configured, the data for the rack is stored on this chip.  If a different CEM+ is put in the rack it will communicate with this chip and determine that it is not the original CEM+ and will prompt you to take action. 

    Step 1-Update all racks to current software. 
    Step 2-Insert CEM+ into rack and allow to boot.
    Step 3-If this is not the CEM+ that was last in the rack, select from the options you are presented with.  (All of the options below may not be available to you depending on previous rack settings)

    Below are the options available and what they mean:

    USE RACKS CONFIG:
    If selected you will pull the configuration off of the backplane and the rack will be restored to the state it was in with the previous CEM+. 
     
    GET CONFIG FROM:
    This will allow you, when part of a networked group, to pull the configuration from another rack in the group to restore it to what it was before.
     
    GO TO NO CONFIG:
    This will wipe the CEM+ clean and allow you to regenerate defaults.  Follow the on-screen directions to set up the rack.  All previous data will be lost with this option.
     
    USE THIS CEM CONFIG:
    If selected you will use the existing configuration that is on the CEM+ and overwrite any information in the rack. 


    Note:  If you are operating your racks in Basic Portable Mode you will not be given any options.  When you insert a new CEM+ into a rack it will automatically pull the configuration from the rack and load it into the control module.



    Generating Defaults on the CEM+ (Basic Portable)

    *Menu structure is based on software v2.1.7 with a CEM+ that begins running in Full-Featured mode
    *If your rack does not have a configuration in it already, skip to step 6.

    Note: Basic/Portable mode is a simplified setup mode in CEM+ version 2.0 and above, intended for portable/touring racks. In basic/portable mode for software versions below 3.1.0, the only active DMX is port A input. In software version 3.1.0 and above, DMX B input is also active.  Once a unit is configured and running in basic/portable mode, anyone can press [√] from the front panel to quickly reset the address for all active DMX inputs..

    Step 1:

    • Scroll to [Login]

    Step 2:

    • Enter the password 3,3,3,3 (scroll up to 3 and hit [√], etc.)

    Step 3:

    • Scroll to [Rack] and hit the [√]

    Step 4:

    • Scroll to [Delete All Racks] and hit the [√]

    Step 5:

    • It will say "Save Changes?" Change it to [Yes] and hit the [√]

    Step 6:

    • After reboot it should display [Generate Defaults], hit the [√]

    Step 7:

    • It will say [Full Feature], use the [+] to change to [Basic/Portable], then hit the [√]

    Step 8:

    • It will ask for input power. It will be set to 120V in the US. Hit the [√].

    Step 9:

    • It will prompt to "Set Phase Balance". Choose [Straight-3Phase] for three phase power or [Straight-1Phase] for single phase power.

    Step 10:

    • It will ask you for the Rack Type. Scroll to the correct type and hit the [√] 
    • Note: The number of the rack refers to the number of module slots in the rack NOT circuits. e.g. If you have a portable rack that can hold 24 D20 modules in it for a total of 48 circuits, you have an SP24 rack.

    Step 11:

    • It will prompt to "Set Module Type". Select the correct value and hit the [√]. You can only select one type at this point.

    Step 12:

    • It will ask "Set Dimmer Double". This defaults to [Off]. If you are using Dimmer Doubling, change this to [On]. Then press [√].

    Step 13:

    • It will prompt to "Set DMX Start". Scroll to the correct value and hit the [√].

    Step 14:

    • It will ask "Save Changes?" Select [Yes] and hit the [√].

    Step 15:

    • It will reboot and sit at "Updating Settings" for a while and then take you to the home screen.


    Generating Defaults on the CEM+ (Full Featured) 

    *Menu structure is based on software v2.1.7
    *If your rack does not have a configuration in it already, skip to step 6.

    Step 1:

    • Scroll to [Login]

    Step 2:

    • Enter the password 3,3,3,3 (scroll up to 3 and hit [√], etc.)

    Step 3:

    • Scroll to [Rack] and hit the [√]

    Step 4:

    • Scroll to [Delete All Racks] and hit the [√]

    Step 5:

    • It will say Save Changes? Change it to [Yes] and hit the [√]

    Step 6:

    • After reboot it should display [Generate Defaults], hit the [√]

    Step 7:

    • It will say [Full Feature], hit the [√]

    Step 8:

    • It will ask you to select Group Number. Scroll to correct group number and hit [√]

    Step 9:

    • It will ask you the number of racks to add. Scroll to correct number and hit the [√]

    Step 10:

    • It will ask for input voltage. It will be set to 120V in the US. Hit the [√]

    Step 11:

    • It will ask you for the Rack Type. Scroll to the correct type and hit the [√]
    1. SP/ESP/HSP racks are for portable and touring racks. SR/ESR/HSR racks are for install racks
    2. The number of the rack refers to the number of module slots in the rack NOT circuits. (e.g. If you have a portable rack that can hold 24 D20 modules in it for a total of 48 circuits, you have an SP24 rack.)

    Step 12:

    • It will ask you to set the First Dimmer. Scroll to the correct value and hit the [√]
    • Note: This is NOT the DMX address. This is the number of the first dimmer in this rack as it pertains to the group.

    Step 13:

    • It will ask you to set the Start Address for DMX Port A. Scroll to the desired value and hit the [√].

    Step 14:

    • It will ask you to set the Temp Alarm. It will be set to [104]. Hit the [√]

    Step 15:

    • It will ask you for the Module Type. Select the correct value and hit the [√]. You can only select one type at this point.

    Step 16:

    • It will ask you to Set Phase Balance. You can choose between Balanced and Straight both in 3Phase and 1Phase. Note: All SP racks will be Straight. 

    Step 17:

    • It will ask you to set Advanced Features [On] or [Off]. Make a selection and hit the [√]

    Step 18:

    • It will ask you to Save Changes. Select [Yes] and hit the [√].

    Step 19:

    • It will reboot and take you to the home screen.  


    Basic CEM+ Generate Defaults Instructions

    Note:  If your rack does not have a configuration in it already, skip to step 6.

    Step 1:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys Scroll to [Login]

    Step 2:

    • Enter the password 3,3,3,3 (scroll up to 3 and press [√] button, scroll up to 3 and press [√] button, repeat)
    • Note: Access granted Power User will briefly appear on the CEM+

    Step 3:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys Scroll to [Rack] and press the [√] button

    Step 4:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys Scroll to [Delete All Racks] and press the [√] button

    Step 5:

    • LCD will display Save Changes? Change it to [Yes] and press the [√] button

    Step 6:

    • After reboot it will display [Generate Defaults], press the [√] button

    Step 7:

    • LCD will display [Full Feature], press the [√] button

    Step 8:

    • It will ask you to enter the Group Number. Scroll to correct group number and press [√] button

    Step 9:

    • It will ask you for the number of racks to add. Scroll to correct number and press the [√] button

    Step 10:

    • It will ask for input voltage. It will be set to 120V in the US. Press the [√] button

    Step 11:

    • It will ask you for the Rack Type. Scroll to the correct type and press the [√] button
      • SP racks are for portable and touring racks. SR racks are for install racks
      • The number of the rack refers to the number of slots in the rack NOT circuits.
      • e.g. If you have a portable rack that can hold 24 D20 modules in it for a total of 48 circuits, you have an SP24 rack.

    Step 12:

    • It will ask you to set the First Dimmer. Scroll to the correct value and press the [√] button. *This is NOT the DMX address. This is the number of the first dimmer in this rack as it pertains to the group.

    Step 13:

    • It will ask you to set the Start Address for DMX Port A. Scroll to the desired value and press the [√] button.

    Step 14:

    • It will ask you to set the Temp Alarm. It will be set to [104]. Press the [√] button

    Step 15:

    • It will ask you for the Module Type. Select the correct value and press the [√] button. You can only select one type for the entire group

    Step 16:

    • It will ask you to Set Phase Balance. You can chose between Balanced and Straight as well as 3Phase and 1Phase.
    • Note:  All SP racks will be Straight

    Step 17:

    • It will ask you to set Advanced Features [on] or [off]. Make a selection and press the [√] button

    Step 18:

    • It will ask you to Save Changes. Select [Yes] and press the [√] button.

    It will reboot and take you to the home screen.



    Generate Defaults in CEM+ Single Rack System Instructions

    The menu structure in this document is based on software v3.1.2 with a CEM+ running in Full Feature mode and with an existing configuration.

    There are several reasons to take the control module back to factory defaults. These include corruption of the existing configuration, or to change rack types.


    Note: If you are starting in Basic Portable mode, use the [+] and [-] keys to scroll to [Configure Rack]. Then enter the PIN 3333 and jump to Step 6.


    Step 1:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, scroll to [Login] and press [√].

    Step 2:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, and using the [√] to advance to the next number; toggle the PIN to 3333.

    Step 3:

    • The CEM+ will display the following: Access Granted Level: POWER USER

    Step 4:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, scroll to [Rack] and press [√].

    Step 5:

    • Using the [+] key, scroll up to [Delete All Racks] and press [√].

    Step 6:

    • It will display [Save Changes?] Using the [+] or [-] keys, scroll to [Yes] and press [√].

    Step 7:

    • The CEM+ will display [Updating Settings] and reboot.

    Step 8:

    • After reboot, the screen will display [No Config] [Generate Defaults]. 

    Step 9:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, scroll up to [Set Group/Rack/Net] and press [√].

    Step 10:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, set the group number and press [√].

    Step 11:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, set the rack number to 1 and press [√].

    Step 12:

    • Press [√] to enable the network.

    Step 13:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, set the IP Address to 10.101.101.101. Press [√] to advance octets.
    • Note: The IP address is 10.101.group#.rack#

    Step 14:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, set the Subnet Mask to 255.255.0.0. Press [√] to advance octets.

    Step 15:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, set the Gateway to same as the IP address e.g.: 10.101.101.101. Press [√] to advance octets.

    Step 16:

    • Screen will now display [Updating settings].

    Step 17:

    • After reboot, the screen will read [Set Group/Rack/Net].

    Step 18:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to [Generate Defaults]. Press [√].

    Step 19:

    • The screen will display [Full Feature]. Press [√].
    • Note: You can use the [+] or [-] buttons to toggle between [Basic/Portable] and [Full Feature] modes. Depending on the mode, some of the following steps may be skipped or appear out of order. This instruction set displays the options in [Full Feature] mode as it contains the most options.

    Step 20:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, scroll to the Group number that applies to your system and press [√].

    Step 21:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, select the number or racks in your system and press [√].

    Step 22:

    • The CEM+ well default to [120], use this default or [+] and [-] keys to select the correct voltage and press [√].

    Step 23:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, select the correct rack type and press [√].
    • Note: SP racks indicate portable and touring racks and SR racks indicate installation racks. The number of the rack refers to the number of module slots in the rack NOT the number of circuits.

    Step 24:

    • Next you will be asked for the first dimmer. Using the [+] and [-] keys, choose the first dimmer number that applies and press [√].
    • Note: This is NOT the DMX Address. This is the number of the first dimmer in the rack as it pertains to the group.

    Step 25:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, select the start address for DMX Port A and press [√].

    Step 26:

    • The Over temperature alarm defaults to 104*F. Press [√].

    Step 27:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, select the module type that applies to your system and press [√].
    • Note: You can only choose one module type at this point.

    Step 28:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, select the appropriate phasing and balancing scheme, choosing between Balanced and Straight and 3Phase or single phase, that applies to your system and press [√].
    • Note: All Sensor Portable Racks (SP) racks should be balanced straight.

    Step 29:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, enable Advanced Features as it applies to your system and press [√].

    Step 30:

    • Using the [+] or [-] keys, set Save Changes to [Yes] and press [√].

    Step 31:

    • The unit will reboot.

    Step 32:

    • Test the unit for desired functionality.

    Step 33:

    • If needed, verify and correct any settings used for sACN, DMX B, and EDMX. Additional information may be found in the CEM+ Configuration manual.

    Additional Information
    If you have questions regarding this procedure, please contact ETC Technical Services.



    Sensor+ Generate Defaults in a Multi Rack System Instructions

    The menu structure in this document is based on software v3.1.2 with a CEM+ running in Full Feature mode and with an existing configuration. The first part of this procedure shows how to delete the existing Rack configuration in order to take the CEM+ to a “no configuration state”.  There are several reasons to take the control module back to factory defaults. These include corruption of the existing configuration, or to change Rack types.

    Note: If you are starting in Basic Portable mode, use the [+] and [-] keys to scroll to [Configure Rack]. Then enter the PIN 3333 and jump to Step 6. You cannot have a Basic Portable configuration in a multi Rack setup.

    Step 1:

    • Scroll to [Login] and press [√].

    Step 2:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, toggle the PIN to 3333. Use the [√] to advance to the number.

    Step 3:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to [Rack] and press [√].

    Step 4:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to [Delete All Racks] and press [√].

    Step 5:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to [Yes] and press [√]. The CEM+ will then display “Updating Settings” and reboot.

    Step 6:

    • After reboot, the Rack will display [Generate Defaults]. Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to [Set Group/Rack/Net] and press [√]. This will let us configure this CEM+ as Rack 1.

    Step 7:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, set the group number to 1 and press [√].

    Step 8:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, set the Rack number to 1 and press [√].

    Step 9:

    • Press [√] to enable the network.

    Step 10:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, set the IP Address to 10.101.101.101. Press [√] to advance between octets.

    Step 11:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, set the Subnet Mask to 225.225.0.0. Press [√] to advance between octets.

    Step 12:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, set the Gateway to 10.101.101.101. Press [√] to advance between octets

    Step 13:

    • After reboot, the screen will display [Generate Defaults]. Press [√].

    Step 14:

    • Next the screen will display [Full Feature]. press [√].
    • Note: You can use the [+] or [-] buttons here to toggle to [Basic/Portable]. By doing so, some of these steps will be skipped and will seem out of order.

    Step 15:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to a number that applies to your system and press [√].

    Step 16:

    • Add the number of Racks that are in your system. Using the [+] and [-] keys, select the number or Racks and press [√].

    Step 17:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, select voltage and press [√].

    Step 18:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to the correct Rack type and press [√].
    • Note: SP Racks are for portable and touring Racks and SR Racks are for install Racks. The number of the Rack refers to the number of module slots in the Rack NOT the number of circuits.

    Step 19:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, choose a number that applies to the first dimmer in this Rack and press [√].
    • Note: This is NOT the DMX Address. This is the number of the first dimmer in the Rack as it pertains to the group

    Step 20:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to the desired start address for your ports and network and press [√].

    Step 21:

    • The Temp Alarm defaults to [104]. Using the [+] and [-] keys, modify as needed and press [√].

    Step 22:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to the module type that applies to your system and press [√]. You can only choose one module.

    Step 23:

    • Select you phase balancing between Balanced and Straight, and 3 phase or single phase. Using the [+] and [-] keys, select the one that applies to your system and press [√].
    • Note: All SP Racks will be set as Straight.

    Step 24:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to tset advanced features on or off, and press [√].

    Step 25:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to [Yes] and press [√].

    Step 26:

    • After the CEM+ reboots, you will need to login again and use the password 3333.  Once you have “Power user” access, use the [+] and [-] keys to scroll to [Rack], then press [√].

    Step 27:

    Configure each Rack in your system individually by using the following menu tree.  Not all items listed are required when setting up the Racks, but are provided here for your information.

    A:  [Patch]  

    • [by Starting Address] – Configure the starting address for each Rack.
    • [Rack Split] – Select the starting numbers for what DMX Port A and B.
    • [By Ranges] – Patch a range of physical dimmers to a single control address.

    B:  [Data Port & Priority]  

    • Select between DMX ports A and B, EDMX or sACN. After choosing an input source, you can turn that input on/off and choose its priority. (Default is 100)

    C:  [DMX Loss Behavior]  

    • Choose between DMX ports A and B, and selcet DMX loss behavior. The options are [Hold Last Look], [Play Preset], and [Wait & Fade].

    D:  [Set First Dimmer]  

    • Set the address for the first dimmer for each Rack.

    E:  [Advanced Features]  

    • Toggle Advanced Features on/off for a Rack.

    F:  [Set Group / Rack]  

    • Insert a Rack into a group. 

    G:  [Set Rack Name]  

    • Name a Rack.

    H:  [Set Phase Balance]  

    • Set power and phase options for a Rack.

    I:  [Set Temp Alarm]  

    • Set the Alarm temp for a Rack.

    J:  [Configure Fan]  

    • Set fan behavior.

    K:  [Air Filter Timer]  

    • Set a filter reminder.

    L:  [Voltage Headroom]  

    • Set your headroom voltage.

    M:  [Set network]  

    • Set up your network settings.

    N:  [Network Defaults]  

    • This will set Rack 1 to 10.101.101.101 and all other Racks so that the last number in their IP address matches the Rack number plus 100.

    O:  [Get Config]  

    • Select a Rack to get your configuration from.

    P:  [Send Config To All]  

    • Send your config to all Racks in the system and update all the data that you have changed.

    Q:  [Delete All Racks]  

    • Clear the configuration.

    R:  [Add Rack]  

    • Add multiple Racks to your configuration.

    S:  [Reset Fan Timer]

    • Reset the fan timer. 

    Step 28:

    • After setting up your configuration file for all your Racks on your Rack 1’s CEM+, you need to want to push this configuration to all the other Racks in your system.  This means you will need to set up the IP addresses for each Rack in the system.  This will involve getting back to the [Generate Defaults] screen as seen below. Refer to steps 1 through 5.

    Step 29:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to [Get Group/Rack/Net] and press the [√].

    Step 30:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, choose the group number that applies to your system.  Press the [√] to continue.

    Step 31:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, select the Rack number that applies to your system.  Press the [√] to continue.

    Step 32:

    • The next screen will say Network Enable [Enabled], press the [√] to continue.

    Step 33:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, toggle the IP address to 10.101.101.102. Use the [√] to advance to the next octet. Note: that the last octet should reflect the Rack number.

    Step 34:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, toggle your Subnet Mask to 255.255.0.0. Use the [√] to advance octets.

    Step 35:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, toggle your Gateway to match your IP. Use the [√] to advance octets.

    Step 36:

    • Repeat steps 28 thru 31 on all your Racks in the system.

    Step 37:

    • When all of your Racks have their own unique IP address, use the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to [Rack]. Press the [√].

    Step 38:

    • Using the [+] and [-] keys, scroll to [Send Config To All] and press the [√].

    Step 39:

    • All Racks will download the new configuration and Rack #1’s CEM+ will display transfer complete.

    Step 40:

    • The unit will reboot.

    Step 41:

    • Test the system for desired functionality.

    Note: If needed, verify and correct any settings used for sACN, DMX B, and EDMX. Additional information may be found in the CEM+ Configuration manual.

    Additional Information
    If you have questions regarding this procedure, please contact ETC Technical Services.