Interfaces Tab

Add and configure Interfaces and Control Stations in the Interfaces tab.

The Interfaces tab contains two sections:

  • Interfaces: Displays a list of interfaces in the configuration. Use the Interfaces section to add and delete interfaces and control stations. To view device details or configure the interface or control station, select a device.
  • Device Information: Displays the device details and configuration options for the selected interface or control station. Use the Design and Settings tabs to configure the device.

    • Interfaces: Use the Design tab to assign the button layout, button engraving text, and select the interface color. Use the Settings tab to change the name, location, and model of the interface; if the interface is part of a control station, you can view the assigned and derated wattage for the interface.

    • Control Stations: Use the Design tab to assign the interface layout for the control station, select the control station color, and view the assigned and derated wattage for the interfaces. Use the Settings tab to change the name, location, and color of the faceplate. You can also add and remove interfaces from the control station.

Interfaces

Interfaces are used to control the system. You can add and remove interfaces and configure the button layout, engraving, and color.

NOTE: Add Placeholder devices to the configuration to include devices that do not support programming and third-party products. Placeholder devices are included when reports are generated.

Add an Interface

To add an interface:

  1. Click Add Interface.
  2. Enter the required information in the Add New Interface dialog:

    • Room: Select a room from the drop-down menu.
    • Device: Select an interface from the drop-down menu. To add a generic interface to the configuration, such as a third-party keypad, select Placeholder.
    • Model: Select the interface model from the drop-down menu. The models listed are derived from the selection made for Device.
    • Name: Enter a name for the interface. The default name for the interface is the selection from the Device drop-down menu; if an interface with that name already exists in the configuration, a quantity number is appended to the name, for example, HZ-DIMUEX 2.

      NOTE: Interfaces in the same room cannot have the same name.

  3. To add the interface, click + Add or press Enter on your keyboard.

    NOTE: To quickly add several of the same interfaces, update the name and then press Enter on your keyboard.

  4. To close the Add New Interface dialog, click Close.

Assign the Button Layout

To assign the button layout, perform these steps:

  1. Click Parts.
  2. Select the button from the list of buttons and drag it onto the interface.

    NOTES:

    • All of the button positions on the interface must be populated.
    • A button is replaced if another button is placed on top of it.
    • Some buttons can only be placed in certain locations on the keypad.

Add Engraving Text for the Buttons

To add engraving text for the buttons, perform these steps:

  1. Click Text.
  2. Select the button on the interface to add engraving data.

  3. Select the font from the Font Family drop-down menu and then enter the engraving text in the Button Text One and Button Text Two boxes. To display the button text on two lines, turn on the Display As Two Lines toggle.

    NOTE: Not all button types can display text on two lines.

Select a Color for the Interface and Faceplate

To select a color for the interface and faceplate, perform these steps:

  1. Click Color.
  2. Select the color of the keypad from the list of available colors. The image of the interface is updated to match the selected color.

Edit Interface Settings

Change the interface settings, such as the interface type, room name, module name, interface model, gateway assignment, and serial number.

To edit an interface:

  1. Select an interface from the Equipment menu and then select the Settings tab.
  2. Update the room, name, model, gateway, and serial number of the interface.

    NOTE: The device (interface type) cannot be changed.

  3. To save the changes, select Apply.

Delete an Interface

To delete an interface:

  1. Select an interface in the Interfaces menu and then click  Delete.
  2. To delete the interface, click Yes.

Control Stations

Control stations allow you to group keypad interfaces into a multi-gang keypad station. You can easily view and configure the control station engraving, layout, wattage/derating, and color.

Add a Control Station

To add a control station, perform these steps:

  1. Click  Add Control Station.
  2. Enter details for the control station in the Add Control Station dialog:

    • Name: Enter a name for the control station.
    • Room: Select a room for the control station from the drop-down menu.
    • Interfaces: Select interfaces to include in the control station from the drop-down menu. The interfaces must all be the same style; either Horizon- or decorator-style.

      NOTE: A maximum of four Horizon™ devices can be added to a control station.

    • Faceplate Model: The Faceplate Model drop-down menu displays compatible faceplates for the control station. Select a faceplate color from the drop-down menu.

      • Horizon™ devices: When Horizon devices are selected from the Interfaces drop-down menu, HZ‑FP‑G1, HZ‑FP‑G2, HZ‑FP‑G3, or HZ‑FP‑G4 Horizon faceplates and their color options are displayed. There can be no more than four Horizon devices in a control station.

      • Decorator-style devices: When devices that use a decorator-style faceplate are selected from the Interfaces drop-down menu, FP‑G1, FP‑G2, FP‑G3, or FP‑G4 decorator style faceplates and their color options are displayed.

        If more than 5 decorator-style devices are selected from the Interfaces drop-down menu, generic (third-party) faceplates and common color options are displayed. Crestron does not sell or supply generic or third-party faceplates.

  3. Click Add.

Select a Color for the Control Station

To change the color of the control station, perform these steps:

NOTE: To view the assigned wattage and derated wattage, select the Show Current Wattage/Derated Wattage check box. Refer to Load Derating for device derating information.

  1. Click Color.
  2. Select the color of the control station from the list of colors. The image of the control station is updated to match the selected color.

  3. If the interfaces and the control station faceplate are different colors and you would like to update the interface color so the interfaces match the faceplate, select the Apply Faceplate color to all interfaces in Control Station check box. The interface model is updated to match the faceplate.

Change the Layout of the Control Station

To change the layout of the control station, perform these steps:

NOTE: To view the assigned wattage and derated wattage, select the Show Current Wattage/Derated Wattage check box. Refer to Load Derating for device derating information.

  1. Click Layout.
  2. Drag the keypad to its new location.

Edit Control Station Settings

Change the control station settings, such as the control station name, room and interface assignments, and faceplate model.

To edit a control station:

  1. Select a control station from the Equipment menu and then select the Settings tab.
  2. Update the name, room, interfaces, and faceplate model of the control station.

  3. To save the changes, select Apply.

Delete a Control Station

To delete a control station:

  1. Select a control station in the Interfaces menu and then click  Delete.
  2. To delete the control station, click Yes.