"Toolbox" is a Crestron software package, which contains a multitude of applications that enable configuration and diagnostics of any Crestron device. This tutorial explains each tool and describes the features available for communicating with control systems, touch panels and other devices. This course is required prior to attending the following courses Introduction to Crestron, DigitalMedia Certification - Engineer, Crestron Lighting Control Systems.
This chapter explains the overall features of the Toolbox software package.
Explains how to use the address book to enable quick access to communication with control systems and other Crestron devices.
Demonstrates how to customize the Toolbox interface.
System Info Introduction
The System Info tool contains may different functions. This is the tool overview; however each individual pane is also demonstrated here.
System Info - Product Info
Upload firmware and operating system to touchpanels or control systems.
System Info - Program
Verify and upload program changes.
System Info - Ethernet
Configure Ethernet addresses and security settings.
System Info - Cresnet Devices
Confirm Cresnet IDs and firmware versions for devices on the Cresnet communications bus.
System Info - Internal Memory
Compact or initialize processor memory space.
System Info - NVRAM
Keep track of non-volatile memory usage.
System Info - Device ID
Determine the Cresnet ID of a given device. Enable Cresnet slaving for 2-series processors.
System Info - Error Log
View, track and record error messages present on a device.
System Info - Compact Flash
If installed, this pane shows the usage and availability of space on the compact flash card.
System Info - System Clock
Set the processor’s time and date.
System Info - IP Table
View and modify a device’s IP Table for Ethernet communications.
System Info - The Rest
View detailed information about the hardware and firmware support of a device.
System Info - Web Pages
Available through the Functions pull-down menu: how to load web pages and mobile device files.
Reviews console commands and how to use this direct-access method of completing tasks.
Network Device Tree
Learn how to communicate with Cresnet devices on the network to load project files and firmware.
Explains the process of developing scripts to perform multiple tasks.
Manage files as easily as if you were using Windows Explorer.
Shows how to use the Analyzer to detect wiring faults on the Cresnet bus.
Pro Sound Tools
Learn how to configure and equalize high-end surround-sound systems like a professional!
Provides a quick overview of DigitalMedia system configuration and diagnostics.
Covers the configuration and manual testing procedures of QuickMedia and other audio/video components.
Describes the procedure for updating a control system to the latest and greatest Operating System version.
Video Test Patterns
Provides test patterns designed to assist in video system configuration.
Biometric Setup Tool
Demonstrates how to set up the biometric fingerprint scanner feature contained in certain user interfaces.
Power Management Tool
Explains how to monitor Universal Power Supplies to maintain ideal operating conditions.
Device Discovery Tool
Shows how to use the Auto-Discovery feature in Ethernet devices to configure WAPs and connection settings on a network.
Details setup of the telephone interface adaptor using menus and wav files.
Learn how to troubleshoot a control system by monitoring program activity in real time.