Systemline Commander Wiring Requirements
Armour will shortly be releasing the all new wireless touch screen for all Systemline systems, called the ‘Commander’. This product will give you plenty of opportunities to add value to projects you are currently working on, as well as opportunities to return to previous Systemline projects and upgrade them with a Wireless Commander. It can fit into existing S6 or Modular Advanced system quite easily, as explained in the wiring requirements below. We have taken great care in the design of the product and the way it wires into Systemline Modular and S6 to make sure you find it as easy as possible to include in any project, past or present. Features 3.5” VGA colour touch screen NiMH rechargeable battery pack Matt black or polished white finish Matching styled charging station Same software platform as current wired touch screen USB socket for fast upload Same two way interfaces as the current wired touch screen with no additional programming One Commander can control up to 8 zones. Works with Modular Advanced and S6 £1250 retail INC VAT for Commander, changing station and one zone control Additional zone controls available separately
The Commander uses a very robust wireless connection with excellent range that requires no additional set up, unlike WIFI based controllers. More details will be released closer to the actual launch date, expected towards the end of August. You will be interested in including this product on current projects, so we have detailed the wiring requirements for both S6 and Modular Advanced below. This ensures you add the capability of Wireless Commander Control to every zone in future systems, and evaluate the possibility of selling the Commander into existing projects. The Commander system comes in three parts: Commander: This is the wireless touch screen handset itself and contains a 2.4GHz two way radio interface. The Commander will offer all the features supported by the wired touch screen but will also have the ability to control any wirelessly enabled zone in the system. The Commander will be sold with a matching charging station and will be available in matt black or polished white. Charging Station: This unit is the charging dock for the Commander and will come with a 9V DC power supply. There is a small blue LED on the front which will illuminate for a period of time when the Commander is docked correctly. This unit will be available separately, so there can be more than one location for a Commander to recharge. It will come in matt black or polished white. Wireless Junction Box: This is a small unit that contains a 2.4GHz two way radio interface and all the connectivity to control a Systemline Modular or S6 zone. Every zone that requires wireless Commander control must contain a wireless junction box. This unit is sold separately so you can activate up to 8 zones with one or more Commanders.
Wiring Systemline Zones for the Wireless Commander The new Commander is only compatible with Systemline S6 or Systemline Modular Advanced (with 6 port SystemNet Hub). The wiring schematics below only show the SystemNet part of wiring, and not the audio or video wiring which remains unchanged. We have shown an example of the Commander used in each possible Systemline scenario.
1. Wiring up a Modular zone using SLM3(2.1) speakers
The wireless junction box can be used in any zone where control from a Wireless Commander is required. All zones with a wireless junction box can be controlled from one Wireless Commander. A wired touch screen, LKPM7 or KMP7 is optional and not necessary for wireless commander control, but simply wires into the junction box via a single Cat5e cable in the normal way. The Cat5 wiring requirement for wireless control is the same as a normal wired touch screen zone, so you will just need to replace the current M-SNB with the Wireless junction box behind the active right speaker in the ceiling. Please beware of metal foil lined ceiling plaster as this could seriously degrade the wireless signal. You will use the following RJ45 sockets on the junction box: Speaker Keypad Wired Keypad (optional) SystemNet Hub
2. Wiring up a Modular zone using OW2 speakers
The Modular on wall speaker M-OW2 does not have enough space to fit the wireless junction box behind it, so a suitable place must be provided with the correct Cat5 cables as shown above. Any wired touch screen or keypad needs a single Cat5 cable to the junction box and NOT the speaker. The SystemNet Hub Cat5 cable must wire to the junction box and NOT the speaker. The junction box has a single Cat5 cable to the active on wall speaker. If a local input is also needed, then this must share the single RJ45 connector on the back of the speaker. The junction box speaker keypad cable requires only the brown and blue pairs, and the local input SIM/WE module requires only the green and orange pairs. You will use the following RJ45 sockets on the junction box: Speaker Keypad Wired Keypad (optional) SystemNet Hub
3. Wiring up a Modular zone using a ZAM unit
The wireless junction box can be placed next to the ZAM unit, as long as the position of the ZAM is central or near by the desired operation of the wireless commander. You will use the following RJ45 sockets on the junction box: Speaker Keypad Wired Keypad (optional) SystemNet Hub
4. Wiring up an S6 zone
The wireless junction box must be placed between the wired touch panel and the S6 controller as shown. Ideally the junction box is still in close proximity to the zone, so new installations should route the Cat5 cable from the wall keypad to a suitable location first and then to the S6 unit. You will use the following RJ45 sockets on the junction box: Wired Keypad (optional) S6