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OPERATING A SYSTEM INTEGRATED WITH A HOME THEATER
Operation from the Stereo Zones Provided by the ZR-4630
User operation from the zones provided by ZR-4630’s, are not affected when integrating a Home Theater to
share source components (see System Configurations 4 & 5). SoloMaster Keypad Modules in each zone
independently operate the zone to which they are dedicated (i.e., Zone ON/OFF, Volume Up/Down, Mute).
When a user in a zone from any ZR-4630, presses a Key/Button, the IR commands required for the shared
source components (i.e., power ON/OFF, Play, Stop, and Channel Up), are issued by the ZR-4630 that has
been programmed. See the Programming Section of this manual for specific details on programming.
Operation from the Home Theater Zone
AHome Theater can be integrated to share source components with a ZR-4630 using one of three meth-
ods. How the Home Theater will operate depends on which method is chosen. The three methods of inte-
gration are listed below, along with a description of the Home Theater operation they provide.
Method 1. Integrated Home Theater using 12V Home Theater Sync and IR Repeating
The Home Theater IR Remote (programmed with the actual IR commands of the shared source compo-
nents) sends IR commands to the shared source components via the IR Input located on the rear panel
of the ZR-4630. This enables control of the shared source components for users in the Home Theater. All
IR commands for shared source components are passed through to all four of the Flasher Outputs on the
rear panel of the ZR-4630. Only discrete power ON and transport commands for the shared source com-
ponents should be issued.
Important Note: Because all of the actual IR commands for shared components are passed through to
all the Flashers Outputs simultaneously, identical source components cannot be operated individually
with this method. Also, when using this method, reliable activation of Shared Source Components that
use a single IR command for power ON/OFF is not possible. (Refer to Method 2 for operating identical
shared source components and Components with a single IR command for power ON/OFF.)
When the Home Theater turns ON, it provides a 12V Status signal that is connected to the Home Theater Sync
Input on the rear panel of the ZR-4630. This provides the ON/OFF status of the Home Theater to the ZR-4630.
The moment a valid Home Theater Sync signal is present at the ZR-4630, the ZR-4630’s 12V Control
Output sends a turn-on trigger for a Voltage-Triggered AC Power Strip (i.e., Niles AC-3), activating latch-
ing source components.
When the Home Theater is turned OFF, the ZR-4630 checks itself and any other ZR-4630’s in the sys-
tem to see if anyzones are still ON. If all zones are OFF, the 12V Control Output shuts OFF, turning OFF
the latching source components. Power OFF IR commands for turning OFF the IR controlled shared
source components are also issued.
Method 2. Integrated Home Theater using 12V Home Theater Sync and Niles R-4 Commands
The Home Theater IR Remote (programmed with the Niles R-4 IR commands) sends IR commands to the
ZR-4630 via the IR Input located on the rear panel. This enables control of the shared source components
for users in the Home Theater.
All the actual IR commands for shared source components are programmed into the ZR-4630. When a Niles
IR command is received, the corresponding programmed-source IR commands are sent to the Flasher
Output dedicated to the shared source component that is selected (i.e., Source 2 = Flasher 2, Source 3 =
Flasher 3, Source 4 = Flasher 4). Identical source components can be individually operated with this method.
Important Note: shared source components that are unique in the system can havetheir actual IR com-
mands programmed into the Home Theater remote and issued for simple IR repeating with this method.
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OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW
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