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4.3" TouchPad

From trivum

Features

  • Comfortable music-search
  • Simple configuration via web browser
  • Brushed aluminum frame
  • Available in black and silver
  • KNX control
  • Capacitive touch display with 16.7 million colors

The TouchPad home screen

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  • (1) Zone selection
  • (2) Date/Time (press to switch to KNX view)
  • (3) System Menu
  • (4) Source selection

Opening the TouchPad WebConfig

There are two ways to open the WebConfig of a TouchPad:

  • by directly entering the IP address of the TouchPad in your web browser
  1. Press the trivum icon (upper right corner) to open the System Menu
  2. Press Info and check the IP address
    Screenshot TP-IP.jpg
  3. Open a web browser and connect to the IP address
    Screenshot IP-Eingabe.jpg
  • by opening it via the Multiroom Setup Tool
  1. Open the Multiroom Setup Tool
  2. Click Control Units
  3. Click the Edit-button and select WebConfig
    Screenshot Multiroom-ST TP-Webconfig.png

TouchPad Software Update

The Software Update depends on the Update Channel. The Update Channel defines which update will be installed.

There are 2 relevant update channels:

  • Production. Depending on the hardware this is a numeric channel 3 or 53.
  • Beta. Depending on the hardware this is a numeric channel 103 or 153.
To check which channel is currently activated
  1. Press the trivum icon (upper right corner) to open the System Menu
  2. Press Info
  3. Check the entry SW Channel

Selecting/Changing the Update Channel

You can update the TouchPad software via the TouchPad or the Multiroom Setup Tool. But before you update, you should check/change the update channel.

The update channel can be changed

  • at the TouchPad:
  1. Press the trivum icon (upper right corner) to open the System Menu.
  2. Press Info.
  3. Scroll down the table Informations.
  4. Press Special Settings.
  5. To select the production channel enter one of the following commands
    channel prod
    or
    ch prod
    To select the beta version channel enter one of the following commands
    channel beta
    or
    ch beta
  • at the Multiroom Setup Tool:
    MusicCenter V7.x:
    Directly edit the column "channel". Enter "3" for production channel OR enter "103" for beta /pre-release channel.
    MusicCenter V8.x:
  1. In the top bar, click Developer
  2. Click Keypads.
  3. Next to your listed TouchPad(s), click Edit
  4. Enter channel number 3 for official release channel
    OR
    Enter channel number 103 for beta release channel

Update via TouchPad

To update the TouchPad software via the TouchPad...

  1. Press the trivum icon (upper right corner) to open the System Menu.
    1 TP system setup.png
  2. Press Setup β†’ Online software Update
    3 TP update.png
  3. Press Check for new software β†’ Install
β†’ The update process starts immediately.

Update via Multiroom Setup Tool

To update via the Multiroom Setup Tool is a fast solution, if you have several TouchPads. To update the TouchPad software via the Multiroom Setup Tool...

MusicCenter V7.x:
add /trace in the browser URL, i.e. http://theserverip/trace

  1. Click Keypad versions
  2. Check if all TouchPads are shown in green (if not, restart the TouchPads manually).
  3. Then, in each TouchPad row, click the Upd-icon.
  4. Click refresh (><) at the left top to see status updates.

MusicCenter V8.x:

In the Multiroom Setup Tool...

  1. At the top bar, click Developer
  2. Click Keypads
  3. Click Update
(It depends on your currently selected update channel, which updates will be installed (official or beta)! To change the update channel, see article above.)

Settings

Default sources display

By default the TouchPad offers the default sources of the current zone as actions at the right side.

This can be changed in the TouchPad Web Configuration surface:

  1. In the WebConfig of the TouchPad, click Admin β†’ Enable Expert Mode
  2. Confirm the notification message
  3. Activate the checkbox Don't show default sources as actions
  4. Go back to your Multiroom Setup Tool
  5. Click Control Units
  6. Double-click your TouchPad
  7. Click Actions
  8. Configure the only sources you want to see

Generic Actions

Precondition: Server Software V8.3 or higher


To assign one of the functions listed below (Tabelle XYZ) to a TouchPad:

  1. Open the Multiroom Setup Tool
  2. Click Control Units
  3. Double-Click your active control unit (e. g. TouchPad)
  4. Click Actions
  5. Click change action
  6. Select the function to assign to the TouchPad

List of Generic Actions

In the following, you find the list of actions (commands) that can be assigned

  • to KNX events, e. g. on a 1 bit KNX message
  • to Control Unit Keys (TouchPad, Web Keypad etc.)
  • partially to Macro steps


Groups marked with (M) can also be used in macros.

Control a zone
volume +/-
mute
power off
power off all zones
restart server
rescan music database
volume + (2 steps)
volume + (5 steps)
volume - (2 steps)
volume - (5 steps)
use next zone source
Multikey commands (M)
traction
> < >> <<
play / pause
OK, Cancel
=> (next album)
<= (previous album)
Fast Forward/Backward
Slow
Play, Pause, Stop
Record
Forward, Backward
digit
numlock, digits
0, 1, 2, ... 9
navigation
up, down, left, right
OK, Exit
amplifier/switch
Mute toggle, on, off
Device Volume +/-
Input 1, 2, 3, ... 14
Input up, down
PVR/TV/DVD
Station up, down
Antenna, Timer, Return
Info, EPG, Menu, Top Menu
Setup, Subtitles
Speaker, Audio, Favorites
UHF, Archive, Teletext
Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, White
Sat, TV/Radio, Mode
Mode TVReceiver, Mode Radio
Power on, off
Activate a source (M)
RDS Tuner
play current station
play station ...
Streaming source
play current stream
play playlist by name
play direct access playlist
play TuneIn favourite station
play genre
play album
play artist
Analog input
Local source
Activate a device (M)
use device ...
Run a macro
run macro ...
Advanced commands (M)
zone forward commands
call single device command
call single card command

Special characters

To use special characters e. g. for Chinese or Vietnamese with the trivum TouchPad, please do the following:

Precondition: TouchPad V2.02.8277 or higher

  1. Open the WebConfig of the TouchPad
  2. Double-Click on the input field App text encoding
  3. Select UTF-8
    β†’ The TouchPad restarts automatically.

Now the configuration surface uses UTF-8 encoding and allows to enter Chinese descriptions for KNX objects.

Time/Date

The trivum TouchPad receives its date and time either from the trivum MusicCenter Server, if it is connected to one, or via NTP (Network Time Protocol) for automatic time update.

V8 Installer Line always uses NTP.

Time/Date via trivum MusicCenter

To change the timezone:

System V8:

  1. Open the Multiroom Setup Tool
  2. Click Basic Setup
  3. Click in the input field Time zone
  4. Select your time zone
Before Software Version 8.19, the time zone selector fields Etc/GMT+/- did the opposite of what is expected,
e. g. Etc/GMT+1 did actually decrement the time by one hour.


System V7:

  1. Open the server's configuration web GUI
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Activate Use automatic date/time update to use NTP
Before Software Version 7.77, the time zone selector fields Etc/GMT+/- did the opposite of what is expected,
e. g. Etc/GMT+1 did actually decrement the time by one hour.

Time/Date via NTP

NTP is used if the TouchPad runs as a pure KNX TouchPad without MusicCenter connection. However, it may happen sometimes that NTP is not active internally.

To use NTP, it is furthermore required that the trivum components have internet connection, and that the DHCP server provides valid Name Server data.

If a standalone TouchPad shows the wrong time:

On the TouchPad...

  1. Press the trivum icon (upper right corner) to open the System Menu.
  2. Press Info.
  3. Scroll down the table Informations.
  4. Press Special settings
  5. Enter manually
    ntp on

Selecting and configuring audio sources

Configuring the default sources of a zone

You can set, change or configure the default audio sources of your zones.

Configuration at the server

System V7 web GUI: Click Zones β†’ Overview. You can set/change the configuration either directly in the overview in the columns streaming and tuner, or directly in the zone configuration as rows streaming and tuner.

System V8 Actuator: Every zone automatically has a fixed, predefined default streaming and FM tuner source.

System V8 Professional Line: Click System β†’ Basic Setup
β†’ Here you can select the Default Tuner and Streaming source card.

How to call:

Touchpad v1.49 or higher: Default sources of a zone are shown automatically, together with the other sources as configured further below. Furthermore, default sources can be used in the alarm settings.

TouchPad v1.60 or higher: The default sources will appear with their name as configured

  • in the V7 or V8 Pro Line server under Cards β†’ Stream Source β†’ Description
respectively Cards β†’ Tuner Source β†’ Description
  • in the V8 Actuator under System β†’ Basic Setup
As long as no name is configured, default names are used like "Stream n" or "Tuner n".

iPhone App: The App offers "Streaming" and/or "FM Tuner" whenever such default sources are available.

Zonesources of a zone

Configuration: Click Zones β†’ Select zone β†’ Zonesource #1 ff.

How to call:

e.g. on a KNX sensor, or a web keypad key: Click Basic commands β†’ Use next source.

Generic Zone Actions

Configuration: Zones β†’ Select zone β†’ Actions

Precondition: System V8 requires that expert mode is active ( System β†’ Basic Setup β†’ Expert mode )

How to call:

Automatically appears on the TouchPad at the right side.

Touchpad specific Zone Actions

Configuration: Keypads β†’ Select the TouchPad β†’ Actions

How to call:

Automatically appears on the TouchPad at the right side.

Further assignments

Keypads: Select TouchPad Basic Clock area action

Keypads: Select web keypad β†’ assign Action (=key)

Keypads: Select web keypad β†’ Commands β†’ Command Menu

Addons β†’ KNX β†’ Audio β†’ Listen Sourcechange

TuneIn

TuneIn is available in the 4.3" TouchPad Firmware since version 1.51, however for full functionality version 1.61 is recommended. Furthermore, a trivum server version 7.72 or higher is required. Even with the newest TouchPad firmware version, TuneIn may not be active by default on systems installed before October 2012.

trivum TouchPad

If TuneIn does not appear on the TouchPad, activate through these steps:

  1. Press the trivum icon (upper right corner) to open the System Menu.
  2. Press Info.
  3. Scroll down the table Informations.
  4. Press Special settings
  • Enter tunein on


Specification

Special commands

You can enter some special commands to your TouchPad to make settings that are not available within the system configurations.

To do so:

  1. Press the trivum icon (upper right corner) to open the System Menu.
  2. Press Info.
  3. Scroll down the table Informations.
  4. Press Special settings
  5. Enter one of the special commands listed below
special command action
touchpanel or tp activate touchpanel test mode
tunein on activate TuneIn support
tunein off deactivate TuneIn support
ntp on activate NTP time support
ntp off deactivate NTP time support
update off do not show update button
knx on enable KNX completely
knx off disable KNX completely
w1 500 set network warning time (blue rectangle) to 500 msec
seconds off disable clock's second hand
panel show panel type
channel n or ch n change update channel

KNX

If you want to control trivum through KNX devices, or vice versa, then configurations can be done on the Touchpad itself or via the WebConfig of the TouchPad.

In the WebConfig of the TouchPad...

  • Click KNX Objects β†’ Add object β†’ new App
β†’ Here you can create objects to control KNX lights, shutters, climate controls or scenes
  • Click KNX Display β†’ Configure the KNX pages
β†’ Here you can place the created objects on the TouchPad pages.

Then, on the TouchPad, press the date/time section to toggle to your KNX objects.

KNX settings at the Touchpad are completely independent from KNX at the server!
For example, you do not have to enable KNX at the server to control KNX lights through the Touchpad.
It is also possible to use a Touchpad just for KNX control without any trivum server or actuator in the network.

TouchPad as KNX Controller

A trivum 4.3" TouchPad with configured KNX objects can be used standalone even if the music server is not available.

If you want to use the trivum 4.3" TouchPad primarily for KNX control, follow these steps:

  1. Open the WebConfig of the TouchPad.
  2. Click touchPad Settings
  3. Double-click the input field operation mode
    Screenshot klein3.jpg
  4. Select mainly used to control KNX
  5. On your TouchPad: press the date/time section to toggle to the KNX mode.
    Screenshot klein2.jpg
    β†’ The TouchPad stays in KNX mode even if no server is available.

More information

trivum TouchPad as KNX Room Controller (Youtube-Video)

KNX Steuerung ΓΌber das trivum TouchPad als Raumcontroller (Youtube-Video)(german, but possibly useful)

TouchPad Manual (PDF)(german)

Maximum number of KNX objects

The trivm 4.3" TouchPad supports up to 8 pages to display KNX objects. With the smallest possible button size for an object, e. g. a light switch of size 1x2, 8 objects can be placed on one page, so overall a maximum of 64 KNX objects can be displayed.

Internally the 4.3" TouchPad supports up to 128 KNX objects with up to 12 group addresses each. The actual number of configurable group addresses is dependent on the KNX object used, for example, a binary switch has only 2 group addresses.

Connections

Troubleshootings

A list of all Troubleshootings concerning the 4.3" TouchPad you can find here.

Resources

  • Quick Installation Guide (en)
  • Datasheet (de|en)
  • Product picture (zip)

Support

Group addresses (GA)

On a trivum TouchPad, the dimmer object can use the following group addresses (GA):

1) GA to set on/off 1 Bit
2) GA to read status 1 Bit
3) GA to control brightness 4 Bit
4) GA to set brightness value 1 Byte
5) GA to read brightness 1 Byte

Note: You should NOT combine 3) and 4) as this is unlogic. If 3) is set then 4) will not send any brightness values.

If 4) is defined then:

  • whenever the dimmer is switched OFF it will send 1-bit 0 on address 1), but nothing on address 4)
  • if the dimmer is switched ON and the recent brightness was >= 2 then it will send the recent 8-bit brightness to 4) but nothing to 1),
i.e. no 1-bit 1 is sent in parallel, to avoid confusion by redundant data at the target dimmer actuator.
  • if the dimmer is switched ON and the recent brightness was < 2 then it will just send 1-bit 1 to 1) but nothing to 4) to avoid confusion by redundant data at the target dimmer actuator

FAQ

Changelog

TouchPad Firmware Changelog


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