3. Quick Start
This Quick Start Guide describes a simpliﬁed installation procedure for the
NBB-115 and NBB-230 Network Boot Bars, which will allow you to
communicate with the unit in order to demonstrate basic features and check
for proper operation. In order to take full advantage of the complete range of
features offered by this unit, it is recommended to complete the remainder of
this User's Guide after performing the Quick Start Procedure.
3.1. Hardware Installation
3.1.1. Apply Power to the NBB
Refer to power rating nameplate on the NBB back panel, then connect the
NBB unit to an appropriate power source. The NBB-115 should be connected
to a 100 to 115 VAC power supply, and the NBB-230 should be connected to a
208 to 230 VAC power supply.
CAUTION: Make certain to review the safety precautions
listed in Section 4.1 and at the beginning of this User's Guide.
Model NBB-115 will support up to 15 Amps maximum load and the NBB-230
will support up to 10 Amps maximum load. Set the Main Power Switch in
the ON position; the ON LED should light, and the RDY LED should begin to
ﬂash. This indicates that the NBB is ready to receive commands.
3.1.2. Connect your PC to the NBB
The NBB can either be controlled by a local PC Serial Port, controlled via
external modem, or controlled via TCP/IP network. In order to switch plugs
or select parameters, commands are issued to the NBB via either the Network
Port or Console Port. Note that it is not necessary to connect to both the
Network and Console Ports, and the Console Port can be connected to either a
local PC or External Modem.
• Network Port: Connect your 10Base-T or 100Base-T network
interface to the NBB Network port.
• Console Port: Use the supplied null modem cable to connect your PC
COM port to the NBB Console (RS232) Port.
• External Modem: Use a standard AT Style to Modem cable to connect
your external modem to the NBB Console (RS232) Port.
When the NBB is shipped from the factory, Serial Port Parameters are
set as follows: 9600 bps, 8 Data Bits, One Stop Bit, No Parity. For the
purpose of this Quick Start procedure it is recommended to conﬁgure your
communications program to accept the default parameters.