SR 2 & SR 3

SRSR Configurator v3.0 for the SR 2 and SR 3 Smart Remotes (5M) is intended for use with Drag Net versions 3.1 and less. Drag Net 4.0 and above has SR configuration integrated within Drag Net. Note: you may require a firmware upgrade to use Drag Net 4.0 and above with your remote. The SR remote firmware version is displayed under the Firmware column of the Polling dialog. This firmware is NOT field-upgradeable for an SR 2 with firmware less than 2.0, or an SR 3 with firmware less than 4.0. Please contact Rane factory service for an expedient update. This stand-alone SR Configurator allows communication to the Remotes through Microsoft Windows, to store up to 16 user-defined bitmaps (SR 3 only). Other SR Configurator initialization parameters include upload/download Mode (via offline, serial or ethernet); Broadcast (download changes to all found devices); Baud Rate; auto Modes (Level, Lock, Page action, Knob Push, Bump and Turn); and the SR 3 LCD display settings (Min and Max Backlight, Backlight Timer and Max Num Pages).

SR Configurator 3.0 Release Notes

Product Description

The Rane SR 3 Smart Digital Remote is a generic, wired, RS-485 remote control with a 31-position LED indicator, data encoder with built-in push switch and a 98 x 64 pixel LCD display with a programmable backlight.

The Rane SR 2 Smart Digital Remote is a generic, wired, RS-485 remote control with a 31-position LED indicator, and data encoder with built-in push switch.

The SR Configurator software provides a graphical user interface for configuring the hardware devices described above. Once the communication protocol is selected, the different auto levels can be turned on and off. Parameters relating to the LCD display are also adjustable, such as time out and brightness level. The bitmaps to be displayed for the individual pages on the device can also be updated.

New in Version 3.0

New features added for SR 3 Remotes:

NOTE: these features are only supported by SR 3s with firmware version 2.1 or higher. Contact the Rane factory for information on firmware updates.

  • Bump feature allows for push-release triggering of events with user-defined timeout period.
  • Update on Release feature allows for push-turn-release triggering of events.
  • Auto Title Page mode permits display of user-defined "splash" screen (logo, instructions, etc.) after an adjustable timeout period.
  • Show Status displays the address setting and firmware version in the LCD after pressing and holding the encoder for 6 seconds.
  • Insert bitmaps directly from a file, or use standard copy/paste clipboard techniques.

There have been no changes to the SR 2 functionality.

Hardware and Software Requirements

  • Pentium-class PC (150 MHz or higher recommended)
  • Super VGA monitor (with screen resolution set to at least 800 x 600, small fonts setting, 256 colors)
  • 10 MB Disk Space
  • 32 MB RAM
  • Windows 98, Windows 2000, or Windows XP
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 (SP2) or higher if running on Windows NT 4 or Windows 95

New in SR 3 Firmware Version 2.1

  • Firmware version now displayed on initial power up. Version can be displayed at any time by pressing and holding the encoder knob (without turning) for several seconds
  • New Auto Modes:
    • Auto Title Page mode allows remote to revert to Page 0 after timeout (to display company logo or instructions, for example).
    • Bump mode, with Update Timer allows previewing of Pages.
    • Update on Release option for Knob Push & Turn mode allows previewing of Pages.
  • To use the new Auto Modes, the firmware must be version 2.1 or higher. The SR remote firmware version is displayed under the Firmware column of the Polling dialog. This firmware is NOT field-upgradeable. Please contact Rane factory service for an expedient update.

Installer File

FileSRSETUP.EXE

This zipped download does not contain the following items, which are only available on the CD-ROM which ships with the SR Remotes:

FolderBitmap

Contains default bitmaps that can be used as a starting point for creating pages to be displayed in the SR 3 device.

FolderConfig

Contains default SR device configurations with default room dividing bitmaps loaded into the pages.

FolderFont

Contains the TrueType font loaded on the SR devices.

RaneWare

RW RaneWare (4M) version 2.3 is only compatible with Windows 95, 98 (or XP with a Keyspan USB Serial Adapter*). RaneWare allows up to sixteen RW 232 units at a time to be programmed and controlled in real time. The software has easy-to-use graphic control surfaces, customized for each unit. The lineup of RW 232 controlled units supported includes the RPE 228d 2-channel 28-band equalizer, the RPM 26v and RPM 26i Multiprocessors, the Engineered Conference Systems conferencing line of products, the Via 10 Ethernet bridge and the RPD 1 Programming and Diagnostics Unit usable with any of the above. Manuals for all these products are found here. RaneWare controls each device using Rane's RW 232 protocol - fully compatible with industry standard RS-232.
Note: RaneWare is a 16-bit program written to run on Windows 95, 98SE and earlier OS's like Windows 3.1, though in some instances will not work on Windows NT, and most instances 2000 and ME are inconsistent. The crashing is caused by the WOW32.DLL in later OS versions not being compatible with RaneWare and other file issues. Officially we support only the Windows 98SE and earlier operating systems. The solution is to run Windows 95 or 98SE, however XP will work with a Keyspan USB Serial Adapter. Other OS's might work but we can't guarantee or support all the variables.

Windows NT 4.0 seems fine, but you cannot print consistently with version 2.3. RaneWare version 2.2 does seem to print correctly under NT 4.0.

RaneWare does not work in any modes under Windows 2000. It "crashes and burns" if not immediately after startup, then soon after. WOW32.DLL is the most common problem witnessed under Windows 2000.

Under Windows ME, it seems "OK" in offline mode and fairly inconsistent in online (i.e. hardware connected) mode.

Windows XP with the Tripp-Lite Keyspan USB Serial Adapter. Rane did testing of Raneware on Windows XP using several different USB Serial Adapters. On most, the results were dismal at best, however we do have one winner. The Keyspan USB Serial Adapter P/N: USA-19HS has worked without problem under all tests of Raneware on Windows XP. Its been tried on a Dell and generic desktop as well as laptops from Sony, Dell, and Compaq. It ran 24 hours on the generic desktop without any failures.

You do not need to reinstall Raneware to use the new USB adapter. To use the Keyspan adapter with Raneware do the following:

1) Insert the Keyspan supplied CDROM and install the Keyspan USB Adapter Software.

2) Plug in the Keyspan adapter to an available USB Port. The USB adapter will be automatically detected by Windows XP.

3) Verify that the COM Port assignment for the USB adapter is between COM 1 and COM 4 (Raneware only supports COM Ports 1-4). To Verify:

  • a. Start the "Computer Management". This application is located under "Administrative Tools" found in the Control Panel.
  • b. Select "Device Manager" from the tree at the left of the application.
  • c. Select "Ports (COM & LPT)" from the tree on the right side of the application. Under "Ports" select "Keyspan USB Serial Port (COM#)". Look at the number in the '#' position. This will be the COM Port number automatically assigned by Windows XP. If this number is 5 or greater it will have to be changed to fall within 1 and 4. If it needs to be changed continue with step d) otherwise move on to step 4.
  • d. Select "Properties" under the main "Action" menu.
  • e. Click on the "Port Settings" tab and then click the "Start Assistant" button.
  • f. Now click the "Port Mapping" tab.
  • g. In the combo box at the right of "COM port mapping for selected adapter port:" select an available COM port in the range of 1 to 4. Answer yes to the confirmation dialog.
  • h. Close out all the dialogs by clicking OK and you are done.

4) Launch Raneware and select "System Setup" under the main "System" menu. In this dialog select the appropriate COM Port (Discovered/Set in #3 above) and Select RS-232 in the Connection group box. Click OK.

5) Launch Raneware and select "Select" under the main "Device" menu. Click the Poll button. The connected device will appear in the list. Select it and click OK.

6) The connected device will be loaded and you are ready to go!

RW Via 10 VIP VOP and ActiveX Links (1.7M) Contains:

  • VIACONFIG.EXE Via 10 configuration file.
  • The setup procedure also registers the Via 10 ActiveX controls with Windows.
  • VIPVOP.EXE application to test the Via 10 VIP & VOP (logic I/O) ports.

RW NM 48 / NM 84 ActiveX Control Setup (800k) Installs the NMSNMPActiveX.OCX control file for the Rane NM 48 and 84 CobraNet audio products.

RW ECM 64 Firmware update rev. 1.5 adds flash hook, caller on hold capabilities, and bug fixes. It is only for the ECM 64, not the ECM 64e.

RW ECM 64e Firmware update rev. 2.4 is for the ECM 64e, not the ECM 64.
Make certain that the ECM 64e Hardware Rev is 2.0 and Firmware Rev is less than 2.2. To view the current Hardware and Firmware Rev, run the RaneWare program and select Device Status from the Device pull-down menu. To update ECM 64e firmware, download this file to your RW232 directory. Run RaneWare and make a backup file of the ECM 64e memories by selecting Backup Memories to File. Once you have made a backup file, upload the firmware file to the ECM 64e by selecting Update Firmware from the Device pull-down menu. While the firmware is uploading, the COM and -6 LEDs continually flash. Once the firmware has finished, the ECM 64e resets and reloads its default memory values. Use the Restore Memories from File and Restore Names from File to retrieve your old settings. View Device Status to verify that the Firmware Rev is 2.4.

RW ECM 82e Firmware update rev. 3.3 is for the ECM 64e, not the ECM 64.

PDF RaneWare Revision History (15k).

PDF RW 232 Device Control Language (30k) RaneWare software developers document.

RaneWare FAQ

Whenever I open a window on a window the program crashes. What's happening?

Does RaneWare run under Windows Vista?

RaneWare is a 16-bit program written to run on Windows 95, 98SE and earlier OS's like Windows 3.1, 3.11, NT 3.5x and 4.x. Windows 2000 will not support RaneWare. Windows ME is reported to work, but is not officially supported. Windows XP can work, but only with the use of a specific third-party USB to serial adapter, manufactured by Keyspan, (see it here). Windows Vista has not been tested and no plans exist to recompile RaneWare for compatibility with it. Officially we support only the Windows 98SE and earlier operating systems. The only solution is to run the earlier version: Windows 95 or 98SE. Other OS's might work but we can't guarantee or support all the variables.

Windows NT 4.0 seems fine, but you cannot print consistently with version 2.3. RaneWare version 2.2 does seem to print correctly under NT 4.0.

RaneWare does not work in any modes under Windows 2000. It "crashes and burns" if not immediately after startup, then soon after. WOW32.DLL is the most common problem witnessed under Windows 2000.

Under Windows ME, it seems "OK" in offline mode and fairly inconsistent in online (i.e. hardware connected) mode.

Under Windows XP, offline mode seems "OK" but online mode is anybody's guess. It varies wildly depending on if it's a desktop versus laptop machine and also what type of ports are on the unit. Machines sporting USB ports running XP are far more likely to experience issues when polling for our hardware.

How many conductors are required to interconnect units to the COM port on the computer?

The RS 232 cable for the unit uses two conductors and a shield. Pins two and three are the data with pin five being the shield.

I lost the password for the RaneWare. Now what do I do?

There is a file that contains the information which will have to be deleted. Once it's gone all the Site Control Panel names will be lost. This file name can be obtained by contacting us by fax, phone or email. [We won't post the name here just in case someone has a warped sense of humor.]

I'm running RaneWare in Windows 95/98 and got stuck in the Site Control Panel. How do I get out of it?

Right mouse click on the Title Bar (the top of the window where it says Site Control Panel) and select Device Edit. You will then need to enter the password, (stock is "please".) In case your mouse isn't working you can get to the Device Edit option by pressing Alt. and the Spacebar together. This will give the drop-down options of: Device Edit or Exit.

What version of RaneWare is on the CD shipped with the unit?

ROM       RaneWare

R1.0        RW1.35
R1.1        Field upgrade
R1.2        Field upgrade
R1.3        RW1.35
R1.4        RW2.03
R1.5        RW2.03
R2.0        RW2.03
R2.1        RW2.05
R2.1        RW2.06
R2.2        Field upgrade needed for Edit MRP support for LDS.
R2.3        RW2.09 included Edit MRP.
R2.4        RW2.10
R2.5        RW2.3 (final release)
R2.6        RW2.2 [this is an oddball combination, which had RW2.3 in box later]
R2.7        RW2.3 (final release)

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
RaneWare is a trademark of Rane Corporation.

SRM 66

SRM SRM Exchange Software version 2.1 (350k) for Windows. Copy settings between the SRM 66 and a PC using a DSC 1 interface. Manuals for these products are found here.

AMX

Drag Net Drag Net AMX code is an example which can be altered to work with any Drag Net product. See the AMX section on the Drag Net page.

RW AMX Program and Touch Panel Files with RaneWare Demo Files (100k) for the ECS series, ECM 64e, RPM 26v, RPM 26i, RPD 1, RPE 228d, SRM 66, SR 3, SR 1L and Via 10 digital products. New programs with faster communications between AMX and Rane RW 232 equipment, now Axcess and NetLinx compatible (9/2001).

Halogen An AMX support package for Halogen is available at the HAL page.

Crestron

RW Drag Net Crestron RPM 88 demo for use with Crestron Control Modules. Descriptions of the modules are included. See the Crestron section on the Drag Net page.

RW Crestron software for the ECB 62

RW Crestron software for the ECM 64e

RW Crestron software for the RPE 228d

SRM Crestron demo software for the SRM 66

SRM Crestron software for the SRM 66, DSC 1 and SR 1L. For those with a Crestron CNMSX or a Crestron "2 Series" controller product to communicate with an SRM 66.

Halogen A Crestron support package for Halogen is available at the HAL page.

Excel

excel SRM 66 Settings Spreadsheet (zipped) for Microsoft Excel.

excel SR Cable Length Calculator Spreadsheet (zipped) for Microsoft Excel.

excel EAW to Rane Parametric Q Converter (zipped) for Microsoft Excel.

excel Bandwidth vs. Q Calculator (zipped) for Microsoft Excel. See "Bandwidth in Octaves Versus Q in Bandpass Filters"