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Odd intermittent operation with KP4000/MRX1 base station
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Post 1 made on Wednesday July 25, 2012 at 00:44
Tom Ciaramitaro
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Been fine for months. Client returns from 3 weeks on vacation and keypads don't control the DA amp or DirecTV receiver. Still controlling AVR and CD player. have to grab the MX5000 handheld controller (also going thru MRX1) to change DirecTV channels. I can see that the visible emitters are not flashing on those devices when I use the KP4000.

I rebooted the network switch in the stack as well as the MRX plus rebooted the KP4000s and it finally woke up. Now down again.

Trying to determine why the MRX base station picks up RF from the MX5000 and controls all, but the KP4000 controls just select devices. Where to start?
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Post 2 made on Thursday July 26, 2012 at 18:45
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On July 25, 2012 at 00:44, Tom Ciaramitaro said...
Been fine for months. Client returns from 3 weeks on vacation and keypads don't control the DA amp or DirecTV receiver. Still controlling AVR and CD player. have to grab the MX5000 handheld controller (also going thru MRX1) to change DirecTV channels. I can see that the visible emitters are not flashing on those devices when I use the KP4000.

I rebooted the network switch in the stack as well as the MRX plus rebooted the KP4000s and it finally woke up. Now down again.

Trying to determine why the MRX base station picks up RF from the MX5000 and controls all, but the KP4000 controls just select devices. Where to start?

Is there a RFTX1 attached to the MRX1? If yes, then the MRX1 is acting like a MRF350 which is why the MX5000 is working. The KP4000 only sends IP data out of the RJ45 port on the back and the MRX1 is a dumb box that converts the IP data into RS232 or IR data from it's ports.

Do you have a static IP assigned to the KP4000?
OP | Post 3 made on Friday July 27, 2012 at 01:29
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Yes, static. Was thinking of subbing another one for test.
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Post 4 made on Sunday July 29, 2012 at 15:34
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Maybe you could try putting a Weather RSS feed on the KP4000 and have it on the main page all the time to try and keep the network socket alive because it's always refreshing.
OP | Post 5 made on Saturday August 25, 2012 at 16:39
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So I am back to this job. Intermittent operation of four KP-4000 touchpanels. The MX-5000 is fine (as you said, the MRX-1 is acting like an MRF-350 in this mode) but the touchpanels are flaky.

When I arrived, they were working. Brought a spare MRX-1 to sub; changed the MAC address in CCP, updated firmware, no change.

Turns out to be a bad emitter on the whole house amp, and a few tweaks to the IR levels.

So the CCP, the KP-4000s, and the MRX-1 are all doing well.
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