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    Cove, IntelliWhite, iW, iPlayer, Light Without Limits, Optibin, Powercore, QuickPlay, Sauce, the Sauce logo, and Smartjuice are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Philips State-State Lighting Solutions in the United States and/or other countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Mounting Bracket Installation ...................12 Scenario A: Quick-Release Mounting ..............13 Scenario B: Locked Mounting ................13 Removing the Mounting Bracket / iPlayer 3 Assembly ........14 Connecting and Setting Up the iPlayer 3 ..............14 Setting Up the iPlayer 3 in USB Mode ..............14 Setting Up the iPlayer 3 in Run Mode ..............16...

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    3 DIP Switch Functions ..................39 External Show Controller Configuration ..........40 Electrical ........................40 Protocol ........................41 iPlayer 3 Commands ....................41 Replies from the iPlayer 3 ..................42 Auxiliary Device Configuration .............. 43 Formatting an SD Memory Card for Use in the iPlayer 3 .........43...

  • Page 5: Introduction

    Color Kinetics technical support: Phone: 617.423.9999 or 888 FULL RGB (888.385.5742), option 3 Email: technicalsupport@colorkinetics.com Web: http://www.colorkinetics.com/support/ iPlayer 3 Overview The iPlayer 3 controller is a multi-show storage and playback device from Color Kinetics. The iPlayer 3 has the following hardware features:...

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    INTRODUCTION 1 An LCD screen — Displays messages and menus. See Navigating Menus on page 26. Full-color LED indicator — Changes color when a show is playing. It shows the color of the light at address 1 on DMX output 1. (DMX is a data transmission method that enables lighting control equipment produced by different manufacturers to be interconnected.) Arrow (navigation) buttons —...

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    The iPlayer 3 can control two full DMX512 universes for a total of 340 individually addressed Color Kinetics light fixtures. USB 2.0 port — Connects the iPlayer 3 to your computer for downloading shows. Power inlet. SD flash memory card in card slot. The iPlayer 3 utilizes a standard SD flash memory card for storing shows and configuration settings.

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    DIP switches. See Auxiliary Device Configuration on page 43, which describes how to format an SD memory card for use in the iPlayer 3, and iPlayer 3 DIP Switch Functions on page 22, which shows the switch numbering and on/off positions.

  • Page 9: Colorplay 3 Software

    Mounting bracket screw holes. The iPlayer 3 also supports an optional, wall-mounted keypad, which enables you to trigger shows stored on the iPlayer 3, to adjust the brightness of those shows, and to turn all lights off. ColorPlay 3 Software...

  • Page 10: Introduction To Iplayer 3 Modes

    The iPlayer 3 controller has three modes of operation: • USB Mode. You use USB Mode to transfer data between the iPlayer 3 and ColorPlay 3 software on your PC or Mac. See Setting Up the iPlayer 3 in USB Mode on page 14 and Chapter : USB Mode on page 20.

  • Page 11: Installation

    INSTALLATION HAPTER NSTALLATION iPlayer 3 Components Take a moment to confirm you have received these iPlayer 3 components: • iPlayer 3 • Mounting bracket • Mounting bracket screws • North American power cord • USB 2.0 cable • RJ-45 DMX512 data cable •...

  • Page 12: Electrical Specifications

    INSTALLATION Electrical Specifications Power requirements: 100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 5W Environmental Specifications Operating temperature range: 14F to 122F (-10C to +50C) Maximum 95% relative humidity Mounting Bracket Installation You can install the mounting bracket using either quick-release mounting or locked mounting. With either method: •...

  • Page 13: Scenario A: Quick-release Mounting

    Scenario A: Quick-Release Mounting 1. Screw the mounting bracket onto a surface (with the release tab pointing downward). 2. Slide the iPlayer 3 onto the mounting bracket until the iPlayer 3 clicks securely into place. Scenario B: Locked Mounting 1. Slide the iPlayer 3 onto the mounting bracket until the iPlayer 3 clicks securely into place.

  • Page 14: Removing The Mounting Bracket / Iplayer 3 Assembly

    The following sections describe how to set up the iPlayer 3 in each mode of operation. Subsequent chapters provide more details. Setting Up the iPlayer 3 in USB Mode USB Mode is used to transfer data to and from the iPlayer 3’s associated ColorPlay 3 software tool on your PC/Mac.

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    To set up the iPlayer 3 in USB Mode: 1. Verify that ColorPlay 3 is installed on your system. 2. Power on the iPlayer 3 by plugging one end of the power cord into the power inlet on the iPlayer 3 and the other end into an electrical outlet.

  • Page 16: Setting Up The Iplayer 3 In Run Mode

    Press the button again to resume Run Mode. Note: When you power on the iPlayer 3 or exit from USB Mode, the iPlayer 3 automatically enters Run Mode and begins playing the show assigned to show Preset 1 (the show assigned to trigger 1).

  • Page 17: Setting Up The Iplayer 3 In Configuration Mode

    See Chapter 5: Configuration Mode on page 26 for details about Configuration Mode. To set up the iPlayer 3 in Configuration Mode: 1. Press the iPlayer 3 right arrow button. The LCD screen will indicate and display the current menu or CONFIG MODE submenu item.

  • Page 18: Connecting Contact Closure Switch Inputs

    1. Unplug the power cord from the iPlayer 3. 2. Select serial port 1 or 2. 3. Set the iPlayer 3 DIP switch to apply power to the selected serial port. See iPlayer 3 DIP Switch Functions on page 22.

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    INSTALLATION 4. Confirm that the AuxBox is properly set up, including power configuration and connection to both the iPlayer 3 and the external switches with which it communicates 5. Connect one end of the serial cable to the AuxBox. A serial cable is supplied with the AuxBox.

  • Page 20: Usb Mode

    About Triggers and Alarms Using ColorPlay 3, you assign trigger numbers to show files. Using the iPlayer 3, you can use alarms to activate a trigger at a particular time (such as every Monday at 5:00:00 p.m.) or for an astronomical event (such as every day at sunset).

  • Page 21: Downloading Show Files From Colorplay 3

    Triggers are required for show playback on the iPlayer 3. You can link a show either: • To one of five buttons on the iPlayer 3. (You manually start the show by pressing the corresponding button.) • To buttons on a Controller Keypad or to contact switches connected to an AuxBox that is connected to one of the serial ports.

  • Page 22: Downloading Triggers From Colorplay 3

    USB MODE Downloading Triggers From ColorPlay 3 Initiate USB Mode (see Connecting and Setting Up the iPlayer 3 on page 14 in the previous chapter). 2. In the ColorPlay 3 configuration layer, click the TRIGGERS TAB and then select one or more triggers in the left column.

  • Page 23: Run Mode

    When you power on the iPlayer 3 or exit from USB Mode, the iPlayer 3 automatically enters Run Mode and begins playing the show assigned to show Preset 1 (the show assigned to trigger 1).

  • Page 24: Alarm Playback

    RUN MODE Alarm Playback You can configure up to 15 alarms on the iPlayer 3. When using alarms, you do not have to manually press a Preset button to set off a trigger. Alarms automatically set off triggers based on settings such as time of day or an astronomical event.

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    RUN MODE LED Indicator Light The LED indicator light, located to the right of the LCD screen, is active when a show is playing. It shows the color of the light at address 1 on DMX output 1. Lights Off Mode You can pause Run Mode and show playback by pressing the button located to the right of the Preset buttons.

  • Page 26: Configuration Mode

    You access and navigate Configuration Mode via the arrow buttons on the iPlayer 3 faceplate. Press the right arrow button to exit from Run Mode and launch Configuration Mode. Navigating Menus The Main Menu appears on the LCD screen when you enter Configuration Mode.

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    CONFIGURATION MODE • Triggers. See Assigning Triggers on page 30.

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    CONFIGURATION MODE • Alarms. See Setting an Alarm on page 32. Main Menu Triggers Alarm Alarms Number? Setup Integer 0-15 Info Specific Specific Day? Month? Alarm Days? Integer 1-31 Integer 1-12 Specific Date Every Day Weekends Alarm Time? Weekdays Mondays Alarm Type? Time Editor Tuesdays...

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    CONFIGURATION MODE • Setup. See Setup Menu on page 34. Main Menu Port 1 Base Port 2 Base Triggers Trigger #? Trigger #? Alarms Integer 0-255 Integer 0-255 Setup Menu Setup Info Config Ports Set Date Set Time Set Clock Set Lat/Long Date Editor Time Editor...

  • Page 30: Saving Or Canceling Changes

    Assigning a Trigger to a Preconfigured, “Canned” Show To assign a show to Preset button 3 and trigger 3: 1. Access Configuration Mode by pressing the right arrow button on the iPlayer 3 faceplate. 2. Access the submenu from the Main Menu.

  • Page 31: Assigning A Trigger To A Show Downloaded From Colorplay 3

    Assigning a Trigger to a Show Downloaded from ColorPlay 3 To assign a downloaded show to Preset button 4 and trigger 4: 1. Access Configuration Mode by pressing the right arrow button on the iPlayer 3 faceplate. 2. Access the submenu from the Main Menu.

  • Page 32: Setting An Alarm

    • Trigger / Show number with which to associate the alarm • Whether the alarm turns on and off either: – At a particular time on a clock. For clock time, the iPlayer 3 uses a 24-hour notation with hours ranging from 00 to 23.

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    Note: If you specify astronomical time, you also need to specify both: — The alarm hour and minute offset, which tells the iPlayer 3 when to fire a show with respect to a selected astronomical event. For example, if you select...

  • Page 34: Setup Menu

    3. For example, if you set an offset of 10 for one of the serial ports and if the external device specifies show 2, the iPlayer 3 will trigger show 12 (10 + 2).

  • Page 35: Setting A Dmx Address

    Setting a DMX Address When you use the iPlayer 3 to set a light fixture’s DMX address, you have two options for specifying which fixture(s) to address. You can set all connected fixtures to a single DMX address, or you can specify a DMX address for each individual light fixture.

  • Page 36: Testing A Dmx Address

    DMX address to OFF. Testing a DMX Address To test the DMX address of light fixtures: 1. Access Configuration Mode by pressing the right arrow button on the iPlayer 3 faceplate. 2. From the Configuration Mode main menu, select , and ETUP then press the right arrow.

  • Page 37: Pinouts And Dip Switch Functions

    PINOUTS AND DIP SWITCH FUNCTIONS PPENDIX DIP S INOUTS AND WITCH UNCTIONS Serial Port: DB9F Pinouts No connection +5V DC controlled by the DIP switch setting Ground No connection No connection No connection No connection...

  • Page 38: Dmx: Rj-45-8 Pinouts

    PINOUTS AND DIP SWITCH FUNCTIONS DMX: RJ-45—8 Pinouts Data out - Data out + Ground No connection No connection Ground No connection No connection...

  • Page 39: Iplayer 3 Dip Switch Functions

    The iPlayer 3 DIP switches are located on the bottom of the device, below the SD memory card. Remove the two screws on the access door, on the bottom of the iPlayer 3, to view the switches. 1 2 3 4...

  • Page 40: External Show Controller Configuration

    PPENDIX XTERNAL ONTROLLER ONFIGURATION See Connecting an External Show Controller on page 17. Electrical The RS-232 serial port connections on the iPlayer 3 are DB9F connectors, labeled 1 and . The following pinout SERIAL SERIAL 2 information applies to each DB9F connector:...

  • Page 41: Protocol

    The last two characters are a hexadecimal data byte. The hexadecimal alpha characters are uppercase ( Replies from the iPlayer 3 are also in this format but begin with instead of Characters are not echoed by the iPlayer 3 when they are received.

  • Page 42: Replies From The Iplayer 3

    EXTERNAL SHOW CONTROLLER CONFIGURATION X04dd Set Show. Starts the show with trigger number dd, playing from the beginning. The trigger number must be in the range 1 through 225 ( Replies from the iPlayer 3 Y00dd Returns current mode Y0100 Entered off mode...

  • Page 43: Auxiliary Device Configuration

    Formatting an SD Memory Card for Use in the iPlayer 3 SD memory cards up to 2GB in size are compatible with the iPlayer 3. All SD memory cards used in the iPlayer 3 must be formatted to use the FAT file system.

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    To reformat an SD memory card using a Mac: 1. Remove the two screws holding the SD memory card cover plate (located on the underside of the iPlayer 3) in place and then remove the cover plate. Remove the SD card.

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    ....... 38 RJ-45 pinouts ........ 43 Reformatting Downloading ....... 37 Serial Port Pinouts ........22 Alarms Setting up the iPlayer 3 Show files. See Shows....17 In Configuration Mode ........22 Triggers ........ 16 In Run Mode ........ 14 In USB Mode ........

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    ..........20 Shows .... 21 Downloading show files ......21 Jumping between ....16 Playback ....30 Pre-configured, canned ........21 Repeating ......34 Show numbers ......21 Snap transitions ........21 Triggering ........20 Types of ..........20 Triggers ..

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