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  • Page 1 T T T T T h h h h h e H e H o o o o o m m m m m e N e N e e e e e t t t t t w w w w w o o o o o r r r r r k C k C o o o o o n n n n n n n n n n e e e e e c c c c c t t t t t i i i i i o o o o o n C n C e e e e e n n n n n t t t t t e e e e e r r r r r C C C C C l l l l l a a a a a s s s s s s s s s s i i i i i c c c c c...
  • Page 2 This publication may contain technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. The information contained herein may be revised or updated from time to time by Home Director, Inc.; any such changes shall appear in a subsequent revision of this publication. Home Director, Inc., may make modifications to its products, programs, and services at any time without notice.
  • Page 4: Notices

    Notices...
  • Page 6 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement Home Director system All components of the Home Director system have been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 7: Safety Information

    Votre centre Home Network Conneciton Center est installé, sous forme de configuration spécifique, par un intégrateur de systèmes domotiques agréé Home Director. Si vous avez besoin de modifier cette configuration ou en cas de problèmes posés par votre système, veuillez prendre contact avec l’intégrateur qui a procédé...
  • Page 8 Notices Conventions used in this book Highlighting There are several ways that text is highlighted in this book. Each highlighting convention has a specific purpose. Highlight Purpose Bold Bold font is used to identify items on the screen which you should click or double-click. Bold font is also used in headings, table titles, and numbered lists.
  • Page 9: Conventions Used In This Book

    viii Conventions used in this book...
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Notices Safety information Sécurité Conventions used in this book Highlighting Introduction Terms used in this manual Diagram of the Home Network Connection Center System overview Home Network Connection Center Cables and wires Tap points Network accessories Home Network Connection Center Video distribution modules System modules Telecom Modules...
  • Page 12 Chapter 1: Features and descriptions...
  • Page 14: Introduction

    Features and descriptions Introduction Terms used in this manual This manual provides you with basic information about the features of the Home Network Connection Center. For your convenience, there is a “Glossary of Terms” on page 23. Please refer to this section for questions concerning terms used in this document.
  • Page 15: System Overview

    System overview The Home Network Connection Center consists of four main network components: • Home Network Connection Center • Cables and wires* • Network connections called “Tap Points”* • Network accessories, such as video cameras* May be provided by your Home Systems Integrator. Home Network Connection Center The Home Network Connection Center links the home network together.
  • Page 16: Tap Points

    Features and descriptions Tap points Tap points (taps) are wall-mounted connections in various places throughout your home. These taps are connected to the Home Network Connection Center by RG-6 cables and Cat 5 wires. Network accessories Note Options described in this document Some models may include network accessories such as satellite dishes or are available in all models of the cameras for the television or CCTV options.
  • Page 17: Home Network Connection Center

    Home Network Connection Center Your Home Network Connection Center is installed by an Authorized Home Systems Integrator with a specific installation configuration. If you require changes to the configuration or if you experience problems with your system, contact your Home Systems Integrator. This figure shows the Home Network Connection Center with a 16 TAP Video Distribution Amplifier, Residential Telecom Module, 4 x 8 Home Office Telecom Module, Computer Networking Module, Power Distribution Module, Camera...
  • Page 18 Features and descriptions 1000 Package Video/Telcom Module 8 TAP A/B Video Distribution Amplifier 2 1A 1B 16 TAP Video Distribution Amplifierr Home Network Connection Center...
  • Page 19 Module feature descriptions 1 Catv/Ant – Receives signals from your cable TV service provider or from an antenna. A Catv A - This coaxial connector is only on the 8 TAP A/B module and is for use in areas that have dual-cable access. It provides the signal input for the “A” TV cable. B Catv B - This coaxial connector is only on the 8 TAP A/B module and is for use in areas that have dual-cable access.
  • Page 20: System Modules

    Features and descriptions 9 Internal Ports - These connections allow modulated signals into the video network. The cables connected to them distribute signals throughout your home. Any signals transmitted to these connections are available at every external port, unless those ports are dedicated for satellite signals. 10 Line In 1, 2 - Available only in the Model 1000 Package Video/Telcom Module.
  • Page 21: Telecom Modules

    Back 9 10 1 Power LED - When this light is on, it indicates that Web Point has power. 2 Status LED - When this light is on, it indicates that Web Point is connected to the Internet. 3 Ethernet Port LED - Each Ethernet port has an LED. When the green light is on, it indicates that port is active.
  • Page 22 Features and descriptions any noticeable service disruption. However, if you experience a problem with your phone service, reduce the total R.E.N. per line to 5 or less. There are two models of Telecom module that can be installed in the Home Network Connection Center.
  • Page 23 4 LED Indicators – This module may be equipped with LED indicator lights. You can ignore these lights. 5 RJ-31X Jack - This port can be used by the company that monitors your home security system to make an emergency call using the primary phone line. Either a security panel or a shorting plug must be connected here in order to maintain a dial tone on the primary line number 1.
  • Page 24 Features and descriptions b Converting a residential line to a high-speed data service and plugging that line, (for example, Line 2), into the Cat 5 Out port. 2 Data In - The 4 x 8 Home Office Telecom Module supports a separate incoming Cat 5 high-speed digital data line, such as ISDN or ADSL.
  • Page 25: Other Modules

    Other modules Camera Module This module is available only with Home Network Connection Centers that have either an 8 TAP A/B or 16 TAP video distribution amplifier installed. The Camera Module displays the Home Network Connection Center video monitoring cameras mounted throughout your home. The module can support up to four cameras and has the following features: 1 Input Ports –...
  • Page 26 Features and descriptions Front Note Your Authorized Home Systems Integrator may assist in setting up computers for network operation for an additional fee. Otherwise, refer to your computer operating system and your network card manual to configure your computers for network operation.
  • Page 27 The Power Distribution Module uses patch cords to distribute 15VDC power to modules that require it (for example, Computer Networking module, Camera Module, or a video distribution amplifier). The module has the following features: 1 Power connections – These connections, labeled “A” through “F”, connect to Note modules requiring power.
  • Page 28: Network Tap Points

    Features and descriptions Network tap points Tap points (taps) are wall-mounted connections in various places throughout your home. These taps are connected to the Home Network Connection Center by twisted pair wires (Cat 5) or coaxial cables (RG-6). These tap points may have a variety of ports that enable you to connect various devices such as telephones, fax machines, computers, TVs, or video cameras to your Home Network Connection Center.
  • Page 29 Multitap Network tap points...
  • Page 30: Network Accessories

    Features and descriptions Network accessories Video camera If your Home Network Connection Center is installed with a camera module, you can have up to four CCTV cameras mounted at designated areas (for example, front door, nursery, play area). These cameras provide high-resolution black and white or color video with audio to any TV connected to a Home Network Connection Center TV port.
  • Page 31 Network accessories...
  • Page 32 Glossary...
  • Page 34: Glossary Of Terms

    Glossary Glossary of Terms Term Description 4 x 8 Home Office A specialized multi-port circuit board mounted in the Home Telecom Module Network Connection Center that distributes all residential phone and data lines to various Telecom/telephone connections throughout your home. 10Base-T The Ethernet standard for Local Area Networks (LANs).
  • Page 35 Term Description Collision The result of two workstations trying to use a shared portion of a Cat 5 cable simultaneously. The signals “bump” into each other disrupting both signals. This disruption is represented by a red light at the Computer Networking Module. If a collision occurs, the signals are automatically transmitted again.
  • Page 36 Glossary Term Description On-hook When a phone is not being used. Power Distribution A specialized printed circuit board mounted in the Home Module Network Connection Center that distributes 15VDC power to modules that require it. Residential Telecom A specialized multi-port circuit board mounted in the Home Module Network Connection Center that distributes all residential phone and data lines to various Telecom/telephone...
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