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Ethernet to RS-232C Network Converter
AN-LS1
MODEL
OPERATION MANUAL
Please read this operation manual carefully
to ensure correct use of the Ethernet to RS-
232C Network Converter.
Please read this operation manual together
with the "IMPORTANT INFORMATION"
leaflet.
Prior to installation of this product, carry
out the appropriate network settings.

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  • Page 1 Ethernet to RS-232C Network Converter AN-LS1 MODEL OPERATION MANUAL Please read this operation manual carefully to ensure correct use of the Ethernet to RS- 232C Network Converter. Please read this operation manual together with the “IMPORTANT INFORMATION” leaflet. Prior to installation of this product, carry...
  • Page 2: Outstanding Features

    I AN-LS1 enables Sharp projectors with RS-232C terminals to be controlled via Ethernet. I Since AN-LS1 is provided with an RS-232C terminal as well as an Ethernet terminal, control using a commercially available locally installed controller is possible as well as via a network.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ADVANCED SETUP MENU ... 14 Basic Procedure ... 15 Setting of Each Item ... 18 Using the Software About Sharp COM Redirection Software ... 25 Installation ... 26 Starting ... 29 Explanation of the Screen ... 30 Operations ... 31 Search and Add ...
  • Page 4: Part Names And Functions

    RS-232C terminal for controller To connect a commercially available controller or computer. Wall mount screw holes (Page To be used for mounting AN-LS1 on a wall. POWER LED indicator (Page Lit when the power supply is on. RS-232C terminal for projector To connect a projector.
  • Page 5: Led Indicators

    LED Indicators The LED indicators at the side and on the top of AN-LS1 represent the contents in the following table. Name POWER TX/RX LINK POWER TX/RX LINK LED Color Green Power is on. Power is off. Orange Network packets are being transmitted or received.
  • Page 6: Wall Mount

    (It is recommended to use screws of 12 mm or more in length.) Do not screw the screws in all the way—leave a space of about 4 mm to allow room for sliding AN-LS1’s ears between the wall and the screws.
  • Page 7: Overview

    Overview Use the following procedure for connection of AN-LS1. Connect AN-LS1 to an Ethernet LAN. Connect devices to AN-LS1. Connect a commercially available controller or computer. Connect a projector. Connect the AC adaptor. Projector (Page (Page (Page Computer Controller Ethernet...
  • Page 8: Connecting To An Ethernet Lan

    IP address : 192.168.150.2 Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0 When using AN-LS1 by connecting to an existing Ethernet LAN, and if there is any problem with the above settings, change settings such as IP address by creating an independent network without connecting to the existing Ethernet LAN or by connecting a computer to the RS-232C (CONTROLLER) terminal.
  • Page 9: Connecting Devices

    Connecting Devices Connect a commercially available controller or computer and a projector to AN-LS1. Connecting a Controller or a Computer In the case of controlling a projector via RS-232C as well as via the Ethernet LAN, connect a commercially available controller or computer to the RS-232C (CONTROLLER) terminal.
  • Page 10: Connecting The Ac Adaptor

    Plug the AC adaptor into wall outlet. There is no on/off switch. AN-LS1 turns on as soon as the connected AC adaptor is plugged into a wall outlet. The POWER LED indicator on AN-LS1’s top panel will light green to indicate that it is receiving power.
  • Page 11: Setup

    Stop Bit Flow Control * This is the default value. If the value of Baud Rate for AN-LS1 has been changed, set Baud Rate here according to the changed value on AN-LS1. Connect the plug for the AC adapter to a wall outlet to supply the power while holding down the “A”...
  • Page 12: When Connecting Using Telnet

    When Connecting Using Telnet Click “Start” from the Windows desktop and select “Run”. Enter “telnet 192.168.150.2” in the text box that opens up. (If the IP address of the unit is 192.168.150.2.) Click “OK”. “User Name:” is displayed. Input the user name and press the return key. (If a user name has not yet been set, just press the return key.) “Password:”...
  • Page 13: Setup Menu Description

    Setting of password for security protection. [6] RS-232C Baud Rate (Factory default setting : 9600 bps) Baud rate settings for the RS-232C terminals. [7] Unit Name (Factory default setting : AN-LS1) It is possible to assign a unit name. [A] Advanced Setup Enters ADVANCED SETUP MENU.
  • Page 14: Advanced Setup Menu

    (RS-232C (CONTROLLER) and 10BASE-T). [5] Network Ping Test It is possible to confirm that a network connection between AN-LS1 and a computer etc. is working normally. (Page [6] Accept IP Addr(1)
  • Page 15: Basic Procedure

    Auto Logout Time : 5 minutes Port for Search M E N U —————————— [2]Subnet Mask [3]Default Gateway [5]Password [D]Disconnect All [S]Save & Quit [Q]Quit Unchanged : AN-LS1 : AN-LS1 : 08:00:1f:b1:b7:74 : 192.168.150.2 : 255.255.255.0 : Not Used : Not Required : ERR+<CR> code...
  • Page 16 —> 192.168.150.3 M E N U —————————— [2]Subnet Mask [3]Default Gateway [5]Password [D]Disconnect All [S]Save & Quit [Q]Quit Unchanged : AN-LS1 : AN-LS1 : 08:00:1f:b1:b7:74 : 192.168.150.3 : 255.255.255.0 : Not Used : Not Required : ERR+<CR> code : 1000 milliseconds : 5006 Enter “1”...
  • Page 17 Quit Save settings and quit. ([S]Save & Quit) Save set values and quit menu. M The SETUP MENU ———————— S E T U P [1]IP Address [4]User Name [6]RS-232C Baud Rate [7]Unit Name [A]Advanced Setup [V]View All Setting setup>s All Connection will be disconnect. Continue(y/n)? y Apply New setting...Done.
  • Page 18: Setting Of Each Item

    Please Enter (change) If operations on this page are performed while changing the setting for AN-LS1 via Telnet, there may be situations where AN-LS1 cannot be connected depending on the network setting for the computer for control since the set values for IP Address, Subnet Mask or Gateway are restored to the initial state.
  • Page 19 Carrying out security protection using user name. setup>4 User Name Please Enter (change) —> an-ls1 User name can be up to 8 characters. In the initial state, user name is not set. Password Setting ([5]Password) Carrying out security protection using password.
  • Page 20 Disconnecting All Connections ([D]Disconnect All) It is possible to disconnect all the TCP/IP connections currently recognized by AN-LS1. Even if the COM Redirect port is fixed in the Busy status due to a problem, it is possible to force the Ready status back by carrying out this disconnection.
  • Page 21 If there is no input after a fixed time, AN-LS1 automatically disconnects network connection using the Auto Logout function. It is possible to set the time until AN-LS1 is automatically disconnected in units of a minute (from 1 to 65535 minutes).
  • Page 22 Busy Reply Setting (ADVANCED[3]Busy Reply) The input terminals of AN-LS1 can be RS-232C (CONTROLLER) and 10BASE-T. Respective input terminals can be connected to separate devices, but in actual if one of the terminals is being used the other terminal cannot be used.
  • Page 23 Carrying out Network Ping Test (ADVANCED[5]Network Ping Test) It is possible to confirm that a network connection between AN-LS1 and a computer etc. is working normally. advanced>5 Ping dest IP addr :192.168.150.1 Please Enter (change) —> 32 bytes from 192.168.150.152: icmp_seq = 1, time = 0 ms 32 bytes from 192.168.150.152: icmp_seq = 2, time = 0 ms...
  • Page 24 Restore All Setting to Default(y/n)? y — User Setting Initialized — If this operation is performed while changing the setting for AN-LS1 via Telnet, there may be situations where AN-LS1 cannot be connected depending on the network setting for the computer for control since the set values for IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and etc.
  • Page 25: About Sharp Com Redirection Software

    About Sharp COM Redirection Software Using Sharp COM Redirection Software, it is possible to create a “Virtual COM” port. If general application software outputs data to this Virtual COM port, Sharp COM Redirection Software will transfer the data to AN-LS1 which is on a network.
  • Page 26: Installation

    Installation The Sharp COM Redirection software (Virtual COM Driver software) is installed using the installation program provided on the CD-ROM. This manual uses examples to explain the operations for installing the software under Windows XP. Check that this software is suited for your computer.
  • Page 27 If “Cancel” is clicked, “Exit Setup” dialog will be displayed. If “Yes” is clicked, the Sharp COM Redirection Software Driver is not installed. If you want to install later, run Sharp COM Redirection Software using “Add or Remove Programs”.
  • Page 28 It is necessary to add the same number of Virtual COMs as the number of these units used. If “Cancel” is clicked, the Sharp COM Redirection Software Driver is not installed. If you want to install later, run Sharp COM Redirection Software using “Add or Remove Programs”.
  • Page 29: Starting

    Starting Launch Sharp COM Redirection Software. Launch by double clicking the Sharp COM Redirection Software icon in the Control Panel. • Switch the display of the Control Panel to Classic View. | Open configuration dialog.
  • Page 30: Explanation Of The Screen

    Explanation of the Screen M Configuration dialog 1 List display area List display of states of all units recognizing Sharp COM Redirection Software, and allocation states of Virtual COM ports. 2 Search Searches for units, and adds to the list display.
  • Page 31: Operations

    Operations Search and Add Searches for units on a network and adds to the list display. Click “Search”. | “Search tool” dialog is displayed, and search for units existing on the network is automatically executed. If you want to re-execute a search, click “Search”. In cases such as when “network security monitoring software”...
  • Page 32 Click the unit to be added to list display. Click “Add to List”. | Added to list display after carrying out communication to each selected unit.
  • Page 33: Selecting Virtual Com Port

    Selecting Virtual COM Port Selecting Virtual COM port used when communicating with AN-LS1. Click the “Virtual COM” column. | The “Virtual COM” column will become a pull-down selectable menu.
  • Page 34 Click and select the “Virtual COM” number to be used for communication with AN-LS1. Click on an area outside the “Virtual COM” pull down menu. | “Virtual COM” number is changed.
  • Page 35: Add (manual)

    Add (Manual) Adding units to the list display manually in cases such as when units cannot be found, even by searching. Click “Add”. | “Add Unit” dialog will be displayed.
  • Page 36 Enter IP address and click “OK”. | Unit will be added.
  • Page 37: Refresh

    About Status Ready : Communication with AN-LS1 is possible. No Response : Communication with AN-LS1 is not possible. Please check connection. Busy : Already connected from another computer. “Busy” may sometimes be displayed even when a network connection has been disconnected with a normal procedure.
  • Page 38: Delete

    Delete Deleting an unit from the list display. Click on the unit to be deleted. Click “Delete”.
  • Page 39 | A confirmation dialog will be displayed. If you do not want to delete the unit, click “Cancel”. Click “Yes”. | The unit to be deleted will be removed from the list display.
  • Page 40: Password

    Enter when communicating with AN-LS1 When communicating with AN-LS1, when a dialog prompting input of user name/password is displayed as shown below, enter the user name and password set at the unit side, enter a check mark in the “Save this password”...
  • Page 41 Click “Password”. | A dialog prompting entry of user name/password will be displayed. Enter the user name and password being set to the unit and click “OK”.
  • Page 42: Setting

    | “Setting” dialog will be displayed. Enter “Search Port” number and “Data Port” number and click “OK”. Search Port : Enter port number used for searching AN-LS1. (1025 to 65535) Data Port * Values to be entered vary according to the environment setting of the computer. For details, contact your network administrator.
  • Page 43: Ok/cancel

    OK/Cancel When defining content of setting or change, click “OK” when closing the “Configuration dialog”. When canceling content of setting or change, click “Cancel” when closing the “Configuration dialog”.
  • Page 44: Changing / Removing The Software

    Changing / Removing the Software Be sure to always uninstall the Sharp COM Redirection Software, when reinstalling the Sharp COM Redirection Software or an updated version. Quit all running applications. Click the “Start” menu, “Settings”, and then “Control Panel”. (If your operating system is Windows XP, click the “Start” button, and then “Control Panel”.) Click the “Add or Remove Programs”...
  • Page 45 Select “Modify”, “Repair” or “Remove”, and then click “Next>” on the “Welcome” dialog box. I“Modify” For adding or removing Virtual COMs from the computer. The dialog box is displayed and there you can select which Virtual COMs you want to add or remove. I“Repair”...
  • Page 46: Connecting Pin Assignments

    Connecting Pin Assignments RS-232C Terminal: 9-pin D-sub male connector 10BASE-T terminal: 8-pin RJ-45 connector Pin No. Signal Name Receive Data Send Data Output Signal Ground Pin No. Signal Pin No. TX + TX - RX + Reference Not connected Input Connected to internal circuit Connected to internal circuit Not connected...
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    Communication cannot be established with AN-LS1 or a projector. When connecting AN-LS1 using serial-connection \ Check that the RS-232C terminal of AN-LS1 and a computer or the serial port of the projector are connected correctly. \ Check that the RS-232C cable is a cross-over cable.
  • Page 48 Check that the IP address for AN-LS1 is not duplicated on the network. Subnet mask When the gateway setting for AN-LS1 is “0.0.0.0” (Not Used), or the gateway setting for AN- LS1 and the default gateway setting for the computer are the same: The subnet masks for AN-LS1 and the computer should be the same.
  • Page 49 C:\>ipconfig “RETURN” Usage examples of ipconfig C:\>ipconfig /? displays how to use “ipconfig.exe”. C:\>ipconfig displays the set IP address, subnet mask and default gateway. C:\>ipconfig /all displays all the setting information related to TCP/IP. 3. To return to the Windows screen, enter “exit” and press the “RETURN” key.
  • Page 50 \ Check if the “TCP/IP” protocol is operating correctly using the “PING” command. Also, check if an IP address is set. 1. Open a command prompt (MS-DOS Prompt). In the case of Windows 98 or 98SE: click “START” order. In the case of Windows Me: click “START” Prompt”...
  • Page 51 \ If a firewall is on the network system, there may be instances when a search cannot be carried out. In this case, change the port number for search in the “Setting” dialog. (If AN-LS1 cannot still be found, contact your network administrator.) \ When AN-LS1 cannot be found even after trying the above solutions, specify the IP address directly.
  • Page 52: Specifications

    Weight (approx.) Supplied Accessories As a part of policy of continuous improvement, SHARP reserves the right to make design and specification changes for product improvement without prior notice. The performance specification figures indicated are nominal values of production units. There may be some deviations from these values in individual units.
  • Page 53: Index

    Modify ... 45 Network Ping Test ... 23 OK ... 43 Password (AN-LS1) ... 19 Password (Sharp COM Redirection Software) ... 40 Port for Search ... 24 POWER ... 5 Quit Unchanged ... 17 Refresh ... 37 Remove ... 45 Repair ...
  • Page 54 SHARP CORPORATION...

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