RoomBox NT installation manual

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About the RoomBoxNT

The Living Control RoomBoxNT functions as the hub of a fully featured Living Control audio visual multi room entertainment system. When combined with other Living Control products, such as the MusicBox series music server, Studio6 media server, CVX-HD high definition video switch and array of control pad options, it provides unparalleled ease of use, sound quality and convenience.

A Living Control system offers a variety of music or video options, such as radio, CD or hard disk based music playback, or satellite television and DVD playback in any room through a series of in-wall control pads and by infrared remote control and other devices such a iPhone.

User manual

If you are an end user with a RoomBox NT system you might like to look at our RoomBox NT user manual page

Features of the RoomBoxNT

The RoomBoxNT includes many powerful user features such as atmospheres, alarms, a powerful search function of the music library, lighting, heating control, audio visual processor control and home theatre integration in a discrete, high performance controller.

In now is able to control CYP HDMI video switchers.

Introduction to the Living Control RoomBox NT

The RoomBoxNT requires installation and commissioning by an approved Living Control retailer. Many aspects of individual systems are unique to that particular system, and as such the retailer on installer should be able to provide assistance when necessary. Features of the RoomBoxNT

The RoomBox NT includes many powerful user features such as atmospheres, alarms, a powerful search function of the music library, lighting, heating and curtain control, audio visual processor control and home theatre integration in a discrete, high performance controller.

User adjustment of the RoomBoxNT

Once the RoomBoxNT has been correctly installed and configured by your installer, the only physical user interaction with the controller will be to set the clock. To do this, press the CLK button on the front panel. The current day, date and time will be displayed. Simply use the OK button to select the next option and the up (↑) and down arrows (↓) to adjust the currently highlighted item, indicated by a double underscore (__) under the item.

Once the desired day, date and time is chosen, press the OK button to exit. The RoomBoxNT will power down whilst the clock is being set, which will turn off any active zone.

Front panel diagnostics

The RoomBoxNT has a Zone diagnostics menu on the front panel. Simply pressing the Z button on the fascia will bring up a display of the currently conencted keypads by zone. This is useful for diagnosing pads that have been configured with the wrong zone number or connected to the wrong socket on the back panel. Pressing the Z button again will return the RoomBoxNT to normal operation.


Unpacking

The RoomBoxNT box contains:-

1 x Living Control RoomBoxNT multi-room controller 1 x UK mains lead

Rear panel connections

See RoomBox NT rear panel connections

Configuring

The RoomBox NT must be configured for the sources that will be used and to set features in the zones. See RoomBox NT PC configuration software

Connections to a Living Control multi-room system

The RoomBoxNT provides four RS32 serial ports for connection to either a computer for programming (via the PROG port), MusicBox, Studio6 or other RS232 devices such as A/V receivers and video switches. The infra-red sockets are used for connection to one-way controlled devices such as tuners, set top boxes, A/V receivers or other source components. Infra-red codes for these devices can be learnt into the RoomBoxNT using the Pronto SuperHex format (CCF), from a suitable source (either Philips’ own ProntoEdit software or from a Global Cache GC-IRL serial infra-red code learner). Keypads are connected via RJ45 connections.


Setting up the RoomBoxNT

Connecting the RoomBoxNT is as simple as plugging in the audio outputs from the source devices and connecting the appropriate control method to that device.

For instance:

If a tuner was connected to input 1 then the infra-red emitter output number 1 would normally be attached to the tuner (This can be changed in the setup software).

If a MusicBox was connected to source inputs 2, 3 and 4 then the COM1 serial connection would be connected to the MusicBox.


COM ports 1 and 2 are discrete ports; COM3 is shared with the programming port, and as such must be disconnected from any device when configuring the RoomBox NT.