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Last update: February 6, 2022

The SI2WR Slim 2-Wire Interface

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The SI2WR 2-Wire Interface is a single port 4-wire device, used for integrating a single channel of analogue 2-wire intercom, seamlessly translating both full-duplex audio and call signalling between the two formats. Featuring a full-color OLED display that shows information about channels; configurable by the four buttons on the front of the device with access to many of the same functions and features as most other Green-GO devices.

Connectivity to 2-wire systems is achieved via a single XLR3F. Powered via PoE through a network cable connected to the devices Ethercon port.

The audio line setup is not an automated process. After the 2-wire system is established, an auto null should be undertaken to balance the audio between the two systems. Typically presenting as a single group, this connection also benefits from additional Green-GO features such as program audio and announce functions.

What's in the box?

The Green-GO SI2WR slim 2-wire interface comes with the following package contents:

  • 1 x Green-GO SI2WR slim 2-wire interface
  • 1 x Printed quickstart guide
Optional Green-GO accessories
  • Green-GO PoE network switches

Device overview

Front panel

SI2WR Front Panel

4 Buttons
The four Buttons are used to enter and navigate the setup menu.
4 RGB Status LEDs
The device or channel status is presented by four powerful RGB LEDs.
1 OLED Display
The high contrast, color OLED display presents channel and device information clearly but compactly.

Back panel

SI2WR Back Panel

1 PoE Powered 10/100 Mbps Neutrik EtherCON
The 10/100 Mbps Neutrik EtherCON serves as power input and connection to the local network.
1 Neutrik XLR3-Female 2-Wire Line
A Neutrik XLR3F connector for powered 2-wire system connection.

The user interface

SI2WR User Interface

The user interface of the SI2WR slim 2-wire interface is compact and straightforward. The user currently linked to the interface is shown on the top.

The currently enabled channel(s) and the signal level coming from the connected 2-wire system are displayed below the username.

On the bottom of the screen, the currently receiving channel(s) is displayed together with the received signal level going to the connected 2-wire system.

Set up a 2-wire connection

It is easily possible to configure a 2-wire connection using your device's setup menu. The only prerequesite for this task is a configuration file that includes at least one user and one group.

Preparations

Select a user

Assuming you have just joined your configuration, the next thing you need to do is select a user for your device or port.

Navigate to the User menu and find the entry Select User to (re-)assign a user.

Setup Menu Guide
Setup Menu
└──> User
     ├──> Select User
          └──> Available Users

Assign a channel

Before any communication is possible, at least one channel needs to be assigned.

For a simple setup, one channel targeting a group is sufficient for most 2-wire integrations - this allows the device or port to receive communications from multiple users in both systems.

Setup Menu Guide
Setup Menu
└──> User
     ├──> ...
     ├──> Channels
          └──> Channel ID
               ├──> Assign: -
                    ├──> Group
                         └──> Available Groups

Configure the channel

You need to enable the talk function on a channel to transmit communications coming from the 2-wire system and going to any Green-GO user.

There are many ways to enable the talk function on a channel (e.g., pressing a button, running a script, interfacing with a GPI contact, and more).

However, the easiest is to configure one of the user's channels and set its Channel Mode to either Autotalk or Auto Reply. The latter acts as a remote enable or listen-in where the channel talk is triggered as soon as audio is being received.

Tip: The Listen state of a channel defines if communications coming from the Green-GO system are transmitted to your 2-wire system. In addition, the Level of a channel influences its individual loudness.

Setup Menu Guide
Setup Menu
└──> User
     ├──> ...
     ├──> Channels
          └──> Channel ID
               ├──> Assign: Ring A # (1)!
               ├──> ...
               ├──> Listen: On # (2)!
               ├──> Level: 0dB # (3)!
               ├──> ...
               └──> Channel Mode # (4)!
                    ├──> ...
                    ├──> Auto Reply # (5)!
                    ├──> Autotalk # (6)!
                    └──> ...
  1. Assing a group (for example, Ring A).
  2. Ensure the channel is not muted.
  3. Configure an appropriate loudness for the channel.
  4. Enable automated talking on the channel.
  5. Automatically opens a channel when audio is being received.
  6. Always open a channel to transmit any incoming audio.

The audio setup

The actual connection is configured inside the 2-Wire Port menu. Here, a few steps need to be taken in a specific order:

  1. Configure the autonulling by selecting an appropriate preset for the 2-wire system connected.
  2. Ensure Autonull on Boot is disabled to prevent accidental nulling when power-cycling.
  3. Configure the call transmission mode according to the 2-wire system connected.
  4. Ensure your 2-wire system is connected and all cable leads have proper termination. It is also crucial that all microphones in your 2-wire system are muted to avoid background noise affecting the nulling process.
  5. Start nulling the line by selecting the Autonull option.

After the nulling process has been completed, you may want to adjust and optimize the audio connection; this is done by monitoring the VU-meter to the right and changing the properties From 2-Wire and To 2-Wire.

Notice: Be aware that executing the Autonull will automatically adjust the properties From 2-Wire and To 2-Wire and potentially overwrite adjustments.

Setup Menu Guide
Setup Menu
├──> ...
└──> 2-Wire Port
     ├──> Preset: Techpro # (1)!
     ├──> Autonull
     ├──> Autonull on Boot: Off
     ├──> Call Mode: DC # (2)!
     ├──> From 2-Wire: -
     ├──> ...
     ├──> To 2-Wire: -
     └──> Limiter: Off # (3)!
  1. Select an appropriate preset for your 2-wire system.
  2. Set the appropriate mode for call signals.
  3. Disable the output limiter.

The setup menu

The setup menu allows local access to almost all user and device configuration properties. All changes in the setup menu are done and stored locally on the device but can be easily synced back into the configuration file using the Green-GO Control software. These settings are also persistent on the device unless overwritten.

One Channel Interfaces Setup Menu

The setup menu is accessed by sequentially pressing both left-hand buttons (Button 1+Button 2).

One Channel Interfaces Setup Menu

Once inside the setup menu, the left-hand buttons will change function:

The Button 1 (top-left) confirms a selection or value while the Button 2 (bottom-left) can be used to either exit the current (sub-) menu or cancel a value selection.

The right-hand buttons (Button 3 and Button 4) are used to move a selection or change a selected value.

A (sub-) menu can be exited either the the menu entry Exit or Cancel, and alternatively with the Button 2 (bottom-left).

Access to the setup menu can be restricted by configuring the security options of a configuration file or user with the help of the Green-GO Control software. In restrictive security configurations, the user may be asked to enter the Tech Pincode before access is given.

Tip: More information on security options can be found here.

Setup Menu Guide
Setup Menu
├──> User
│    ├──> Select User
│    │    └──> Users
│    ├──> Channels
│    │    └──> Channel ID
│    │         ├──> Assign
│    │         ├──> Listen Override
│    │         ├──> Listen
│    │         ├──> Level
│    │         ├──> Talk Mode
│    │         ├──> Priority 
│    │         ├──> Listen Mode 
│    │         ├──> Call Mode 
│    │         ├──> Cue Mode 
│    │         └──> Channel Mode 
│    ├──> Special Channels
│    │    ├──> Direct
│    │    │    ├──> Level
│    │    │    ├──> Priority
│    │    │    └──> Cue Mode
│    │    ├──> Program Audio
│    │    │    ├──> Assign
│    │    │    ├──> Level
│    │    │    └──> Dim
│    │    ├──> Announce
│    │    │    ├──> Assign
│    │    │    └──> Level
│    │    └──> Emergency
│    │         ├──> Assign
│    │         └──> Level
│    ├──> Settings
│    │    ├──> Active Time
│    │    ├──> Reply Mode
│    │    ├──> Isolate
│    │    ├──> Tone Level
│    │    ├──> Alert Tone
│    │    ├──> Room
│    │    ├──> Room Dim
│    │    ├──> Room Output
│    │    ├──> Priority Dim
│    │    ├──> Popup
│    │    └──> Cue Timeout
│    └──> Script
│         ├──> Load Script
│         └──> Status
├──> 2-wire port
│    ├──> preset
│    ├──> Autonull
│    ├──> Autonull on boot
│    ├──> Call mode
│    ├──> From 2-wire
│    ├──> Compressor
│    ├──> Gate Threshold
│    ├──> Gate Hold
│    ├──> To 2-wire
│    └──> Output limiter
├──> Device
│    ├──> LED intensity
│    ├──> LED timeout
│    └──> Screen timeout
├──> Connection
│    └──> Mode: Local
├──> Config
│    ├──> Join Config
│    ├──> Default Config
│    └──> Factory Default
├──> Network
│    └──> Dynamic: On
└──> Info
    ├──> Name
    ├──> Config
    ├──> IP
    ├──> Firmware
    ├──> Serial
    ├──> Cloud
    ├──> Encryption
    ├──> Uptime
    └──> Reset Defaults

User

The User submenu holds settings for user-relevant configuration like:

Select User

Available Users

This menu lists all available users of the active configuration file.

Setup menu: User ▸ Select User

Option range: Defined by configuration file

Default: Unset

Channels

Channel 1 ‒ 32

The following is available for each of the 32 channels.

Assign

This menu allows selecting a communication target for the channel. Entering this menu will bring up a pre-filter that provides easy access to the active configuration file's available groups and users.

Setup menu: User ▸ Channels ▸ ID ▸ Assign

Option range: None, Groups, Users

Default: Unset

Listen Override

This option allows defining a separate listen source for the channel. The user talks to the primary target assigned but listen to the group defined here.

The primary use case allows for commando communications to several recipients while keeping possible feedback private (1 follow-spot caller, multiple follow-spot operators).

Setup menu: User ▸ Channels ▸ ID ▸ Listen Override

Option range: None, Groups

Default: Unset

Listen

A channel can be enabled or muted independently from the set channel Level. The Listen state of the channel can be easily toggled on or off without losing the set channel level.

This option may be influenced by the Listen Mode.

Setup menu: User ▸ Channels ▸ ID ▸ Listen

Option range: Muted, On

Default: On

Level

This option defines the output level for the channel.

Setup menu: User ▸ Channels ▸ ID ▸ Level

Option range: -40 dB ‒ +12 dB (1 dB increments)

Default: 0 dB

Talk Mode

The Talk Mode defines how a channel can be activated for vox communications with the talk button.

Mode Description
Disabled This option disables the talk function on the channel.
Momentary This option allows for a push-to-talk style of operation.
Latch This option acts as a toggle: The first press enables talk, the second press disables talk.
Latch/Mom This option allows for a mixed operation. Short presses act as a latch toggle, and long button presses allow for momentary communication.

Setup menu: User ▸ Channels ▸ ID ▸ Talk Mode

Option range: Disabled, Momentary, Latch, Latch/Mom

Default: Latch/Mom

Priority

A channel can be configured with one of three priorities. For example, when a higher priority channel transmits, communication with lower priority can be attenuated (Priority Dim).

Setup menu: User ▸ Channels ▸ ID ▸ Priority

Option range: Low, Normal, High

Default: Normal

Listen Mode

The Listen state defines a muted or unmuted channel. The Listen Mode options define if and how the channel's listen state is toggled.

Mode Description
Listen On Talk This mode enables the Listen state of the channel (unmutes), as soon as the talk is active on the channel. Disabling talk on the channel will disable the Listen state again (mute).
No Listen On Talk An active talk doesn't affect the Listen state of the channel, but the channel respects the Isolate function.
Ignore Isolate This mode ignores the Isolate function.
Fixed This mode doesn't change the Listen state.

Setup menu: User ▸ Channels ▸ ID ▸ Listen Mode

Option range: Listen On Talk, No Listen On Talk, Isolate Ignore, Fixed

Default: Listen On Talk

Call Mode

This option defines if call signals can be sent and/or received on the channel.

Mode Description
Disabled This option disables all call signals on the channel.
Recv Only Call signals can be received on the channel.
Send Only Call signals can be sent to the channel.
Send/Recv This mode enables the sending and receiving of call signals on the channel.

Setup menu: User ▸ Channels ▸ ID ▸ Call Mode

Option range: Disabled, Recv Only, Send Only, Send/Recv

Default: Send/Recv

Cue Mode

The Cue Mode defines how an incomming cue signal is handled.

Mode Description
Normal This option allows for a three-staged cue signal with a manual ready reply.
Auto Answer This option automatically answers incomming cue signals on this channel, reducing the effective stages to ready and go.
Ignore This option ignores incomming cue signals. Cue signals sent may be answered by other devices.

Setup menu: User ▸ Channels ▸ ID ▸ Cue Mode

Option range: Normal, Auto Answer, Ignore

Default: Normal

Channel Mode

The Channel Mode allows for simple automation that enables complex channel configurations. Things like automatic replies and GPIO control can be configured here.

Mode Description
Normal This is the default setting. The channel takes no action when voice communication is received.
No Reply This option disables the Answer/Reply function on the channel.
Reply Direct With this option set, the Answer/Reply function will only reply to the last active member of a group.
Auto Reply This option automatically activates the talk function on the channel as soon as voice communication is received.
Autotalk This option automatically opens the channel as soon as the enabled input becomes active.
Solo Talk This option automatically disables the talk function on any other channel when the talk function of the channel itself is set to active.
GPIO Control This sends a special GPIO control data packet on the channel and disables the talk function for the channel.

Setup menu: User ▸ Channels ▸ ID ▸ Channel Mode

Option range: Normal, No Reply, Reply Direct, Auto Reply, Autotalk, Solo Talk, GPIO Control

Default: Normal

Special Channels

Each user has, in addition to the 32 normal channels, four additional special channels.

Direct

The direct channel is temporary and functions bi-directional.

The channel gets created as soon as any remote user who isn't configured on any of the 32 channels contacts the user linked to this device (voice communication, call signal, cue signal).

Level

This option defines the output level for the channel.

Setup menu: User ▸ Special Channels ▸ Direct ▸ Level

Option range: Mute, -40 dB ‒ +12 dB (1 dB increments)

Default: 0 dB

Priority

A channel can be configured with one of three priorities. For example, when a higher priority channel transmits, communication with lower priority can be attenuated (Priority Dim).

Setup menu: User ▸ Special Channels ▸ Direct ▸ Priority

Option range: Low, Normal, High

Default: Normal

Cue Mode

The Cue Mode defines how an incomming cue signal is handled.

Mode Description
Normal This option allows for a three-staged cue signal with a manual ready reply.
Auto Answer This option automatically answers incomming cue signals on this channel, reducing the effective stages to ready and go.
Ignore This option ignores incomming cue signals. Cue signals sent may be answered by other devices.

Setup menu: User ▸ Special Channels ▸ Direct ▸ Cue Mode

Option range: Normal, Auto Answer, Ignore

Default: Normal

Program

The channel for program audio is passive (listen-only), meaning the user can only receive audio on this channel. The channel receives audio through a group, has independent volume control, and supports dimming when the user receives an audio signal on any of his 32 regular channels.

Assign

This menu allows selecting a communication target for the channel. Entering this menu will bring up a pre-filter that provides easy access to the active configuration file's available groups and users.

Setup menu: User ▸ Special Channels ▸ Program ▸ Assign

Option range: None, Groups

Default: None

Level

This option defines the output level for the channel.

Setup menu: User ▸ Special Channels ▸ Program ▸ Level

Option range: Mute, -40 dB ‒ +12 dB (1 dB increments)

Default: 0 dB

Dim

The program audio channel can automatically attenuate as soon as any of the other channels is active.

Setup menu: User ▸ Special Channels ▸ Program ▸ Dim

Option range: Mute, -24 dB ‒ -6 dB, Off (6 dB increments)

Default: Off

Announce

The announcement channel is a passive channel (listen-only) that transmits with a higher priority as regular channels. Incoming audio transmissions on this channel can attenuate communication on any of the regular channels, depending on the Priority Dim setting.

The announcement channel receives its audio through a group. To send audio to this channel, the configured group needs to be assigned to one of the 32 regular channels of a user.

Warning: Please configure talking access to the source group of the announcement channel carefully, as any communication through the group may interrupt ongoing user communication.

Assign

This menu allows selecting a communication target for the channel. Entering this menu will bring up a pre-filter that provides easy access to the active configuration file's available groups and users.

Setup menu: User ▸ Special Channels ▸ Announce ▸ Assign

Option range: None, Groups

Default: None

Level

This option defines the output level for the channel.

Setup menu: User ▸ Special Channels ▸ Announce ▸ Level

Option range: Mute, -40 dB ‒ +12 dB (1 dB increments)

Default: 0 dB

Emergency

The emergency channel is a passive channel (listen-only) that transmits with the highest priority. Incoming audio transmissions on this channel will mute any communication on any of the 32 regular channels.

The emergency channel receives its audio through a group. To send audio to this channel, the configured group needs to be assigned to one of the 32 regular channels of a user.

Warning: Please configure talking access to the source group of the emergency channel carefully, as any communication through the group may interrupt ongoing user communication.

Assign

This menu allows selecting a communication target for the channel. Entering this menu will bring up a pre-filter that provides easy access to the active configuration file's available groups and users.

Setup menu: User ▸ Special Channels ▸ Emergency ▸ Assign

Option range: None, Groups

Default: None

Level

This option defines the output level for the channel.

Setup menu: User ▸ Special Channels ▸ Emergency ▸ Level

Option range: Mute, -40 dB ‒ +12 dB (1 dB increments)

Default: 0 dB

Settings

The user settings configure global communication functions. These settings affect communication on all channels and are not adjustable on a per-channel basis.

Active Time

The Active Time defines a delay that keeps the channel active after the last voice transmission has been received. The main use for this is to give users a chance to identify the transmitting channel before it goes inactive again.

Warning: This setting directly influences some functions on a Green-GO engine like Answer/Reply by setting the state Answer to active.

Setup menu: User ▸ Settings ▸ Active Time

Option range: 0.5 sec, 1 sec, 2 sec, 5 sec, 30 sec, 60 sec, 120 sec

Default: 5 seconds

Reply Mode

The Reply Mode defines the behavior of the Answer/Reply function.

Mode Description
Disabled This option disables the Answer/Reply function.
Active This option enables the Answer/Reply function to answer all currently ongoing voice communication.
Last This option enables the Answer/Reply function to only answer the last incoming transmission.

Setup menu: User ▸ Settings ▸ Reply Mode

Option range: Disabled, Active, Last

Default: Last

Isolate

This function mutes all channels that do not have an active talk enabled. Channels will be unmuted as soon as no channel has the talk function enabled.

This function is helpful to control incoming audio in hectic systems. It limits the received audio to active user communications.

Setup menu: User ▸ Settings ▸ Isolate

Option range: Disabled, Enabled

Default: Disabled

Tone Level

The Tone Level defines the loudness for all alarm signals like cue signals and the Alert Call.

Setup menu: User ▸ Settings ▸ Tone Level

Option range: Mute, -24 dB ‒ 0 dB (6 dB increments)

Default: -12 dB

Alert Tone

This settings defines the alarm signal type for things like Alert Call or cue signals.

Setup menu: User ▸ Settings ▸ Alert Tone

Option range: Fast, Slow, Pulse

Default: Fast

Room

This setting assigns a user to a room, available in the configuration file.

Setup menu: User ▸ Settings ▸ Room

Option range: None, Available Rooms

Default: Unset

Room Dim

The Room Dim option configures if and how the audio signals from the configured room should be attenuated. The output affected by this setting is defined by the option Room Output.

Setup menu: User ▸ Settings ▸ Room Dim

Option range: Mute, -24db ‒ -6 dB (6 dB increments), Off

Default: Off

Room Output

The option Room Output defines the hardware output on which audio signals from the configured room will be attenuated. The attenuation itself is configured by the setting Room Dim.

Setup menu: User ▸ Settings ▸ Room Output

Option range: Both, 1, 2

Default: Both

Priority Dim

The property Priority Dim defines the amount channels with lower priority that get attenuated as soon as audio is transmitted on higher priority channels. Each of the 32 generic channels can have one of three priorities.

Activating this setting and defining channel priorities will help to manage user stations with high communication traffic.

Warning: This setting does not affect the behavior of the special channels Emergency or Program Audio.

Setup menu: User ▸ Settings ▸ Priority Dim

Option range: Mute, -24 dB ‒ -6 dB (6 dB increments), Off

Default: Off

This setting defines if and what popups are shown to the user.

Mode Description
System Only This is the bare minimum. System popups for system events like joining a configuration, etc., will always be shown.
Cue This option will show popups for system notifications and incoming cue signals.
Cue+Direct This option enables popups for system events, cue signals, and communications on the special channel for temporary direct communication.
Cue/Direct/Extended This option enables popups for system events, cue signals, direct channel communications, and communications on channels that are not directly available through the UI (hidden).

Setup menu: User ▸ Settings ▸ Popup

Option range: System Only, Cue, Cue+Direct, Cue/Direct/Extended

Default: Cue/Direct/Extended

Cue Timeout

This setting defines the hold-time for an outgoing GO cue signal.

Setup menu: User ▸ Settings ▸ Cue Timeout

Option range: 0.5 sec, 1 sec, 2 sec, 5 sec, 30 sec, 60 sec, 120 sec

Default: 5 sec

Script

Loaded Script

This menu shows the currently loaded script and allows to load a script stored in the configuration.

Available Scripts

This submenu is available by clicking on the currently loaded script and lists all scripts stored in the configuration file.

Setup menu: User ▸ Scripts ▸ Script Name

Option range: Available scripts

Default: Unset

Status

This property shows the current status of the currently loaded script.

2-Wire Port

The 2-wire Port menu contains all settings relevant to the 2-wire system integration.

Preset

The property Preset allows defining a general input and output gain.

It is generally important to configure this setting correctly to get accurate results from running the AutoNull function.

Setup menu: 2-Wire Port ▸ Preset

Option range: Disabled, RTS, ClearCom, TechPro, ASL, -6 dB ‒ -18 dB (3 dB increments)

Default: Disabled

AutoNull

The function AutoNull outputs a sine signal to the 2-wire line to configure the 2-wire connection and adjust a filter that removes the own input signal to avoid audio feedback in the Green-GO system.

Warning: It is extremely important to avoid any audio feedbacks (e.g., caused by open microphones) in the 2-wire system while running the function.

Setup menu: 2-Wire Port ▸ AutoNull

Option range: Start, Running

Default: Start

AutoNull on Boot

The property AutoNull on Boot defines if the AutoNull function is run after boot up.

Setup menu: 2-Wire Port ▸ AutoNull on Boot

Option range: On, Off

Default: On

Call Mode

The property Call Mode configures the 2-wire line connector for the electric call signal used by the 2-wire system.

The SI2WR slim 2-wire interface supports call signals (send and receive) using DC, AC, and AC/DC voltages.

Setup menu: 2-Wire Port ▸ Call Mode

Option range: Disabled, DC, AC, AC/DC

Default: Disabled

From 2-Wire

The property From 2-Wire defines the input gain, controlling the audio signal from your 2-wire system.

This setting is automatically adjusted by the AutoNull function but can be adjusted to finetune the audio connection.

Setup menu: 2-Wire Port ▸ From 2-Wire

Option range: -20 dB ‒ +20 dB (1 dB increments)

Default: 0 dB

Compressor

This is a simple Compressor that can be enabled with this setting. It reduces the dynamic range of the input signal by attenuating the louder parts of the signal, making it less likely to transmit distorted audio. When this setting is enabled, the timings of the compressor can be adjusted.

Setup menu: 2-Wire Port ▸ Compressor

Option range: Off, Fast, Med, Slow

Default: Med

Gate Threshold

The option Gate Threshold defines the threshold for the noise-gate to open the line input. Audio signals below the configured threshold will be cut out and not transmitted.

Setup menu: 2-Wire Port ▸ Gate Threshold

Option range: -50 dB ‒ -25 dB (5 dB increments), Off

Default: -45 dB

Gate Hold

The option Gate Hold defines the hold time after which the noise-gate closes again after being activated once.

Setup menu: 2-Wire Port ▸ Gate Hold

Option range: Short, Medium, Long, Xlong

Default: Short

To 2-Wire

The property To 2-Wire defines the output gain, controlling the volume of Green-GO communications on the 2-wire system.

This setting is automatically adjusted by the AutoNull function but can be adjusted to finetune the audio connection.

Setup menu: 2-Wire Port ▸ To 2-Wire

Option range: -20 dB ‒ +20 dB (1 dB increments)

Default: 0 dB

Output Limiter

The option Output Limiter allows configuring a simple limiter for the line output. The limiter attenuates the loudest part of the audio signal to prevent potential signal clipping.

Setup menu: 2-Wire Port ▸ Limiter

Option range: -6 dB ‒ -24 dB (6 dB increments), Off

Default: -6 dB

Device

The Device submenu holds settings for the device-relevant configuration.

LED Intensity

The option LED Intensity controls the brightness of the status and button backlights.

Setup menu: Device ▸ Device Settings ▸ LED Intensity

Option range: Min, 1 ‒ 6 (1 increments), Max

Default: 4

LED Timeout

The option LED Timeout defines if the status and button backlights of the device will be controlled by the Screen Timeout.

Setup menu: Device ▸ Device Settings ▸ LED Timeout

Option range: Disabled, Enabled

Default: Disabled

Screen Timeout

The option Screen Timeout configures a timer that turns off all displays when the device is idle. Any user action or communication received will restart the timer and reactivate the displays.

Setup menu: Device ▸ Device Settings ▸ Screen Timeout

Option range: Always On, 1 Minute, 10 Minutes, 1 Hour, 10 Hours

Default: 1 Hour

Connection

The connection menu allows changing the connection mode used by the Green-GO Engine. This allows connecting an engine to either a local or a remote network.

Notice: Selecting one of the above modes will change the menu layout.

Mode

Local

This is the default connection mode, allowing for communication with the local network.

This mode doesn't need any configuration. Instead, devices will start to communicate as soon as they are in the same local network and members of the same configuration file.

Direct IP

The direct IP connection mode allows connecting the Green-GO Engine to a remote Green-GO BridgeX. This mode will require correct routing and potential port forwarding in case a NAT is used on the receiving end.

This mode is mainly thought out to be used for locally routed connections like a connection via WiFi access points.

Tip: Please check out the guide on bridging connections to find out more about this connection mode.

IP address

The IP address defines the external or public IPv4 address of the remote Green-GO BridgeX.

Setup menu: Connection ▸ Mode: Direct IP ▸ IP Address

Option range: IPv4 address-space

Default: Unset

UDP port

The UDP port defines the target bridge port for the remote connection.

Notice: Keep in mind that each bridge port can accept and serve only one connection.

Setup menu: Connection ▸ Mode: Direct IP ▸ UDP Port

Option range: Auto, 00000 - 99999

Default: Auto

Password

This defines the authentication password needed for a connection to a bridge port.

Notice: The password is always eight characters long!

Setup menu: Connection ▸ Mode: Direct IP ▸ Password

Option range: 8 characters: A - Z, a - z, 0 - 9, +, -

Default: Unset

Send buffer

The send buffer is used to buffer potential jitter on the outgoing connection.

Tip: This setting usually only requires configuration in case of a bad or high latency connection.

Setup menu: Connection ▸ Mode: Direct IP ▸ Send Buffer

Option range: 10 ms, 20 ms, 30 ms, 40 ms

Default: 10 ms

Receive Buffer

The receive buffer is used to buffer potential jitter on the incoming connection.

Tip: This setting usually only requires configuration in case of a bad or high latency connection.

Setup menu: Connection ▸ Mode: Direct IP ▸ Receive Buffer

Option range: 20 ms - 200 ms (10 ms increments)

Default: 20 ms

Diagnostics

The diagnostics menu contains a number of useful statistics for the incoming and outgoing connections.

Setup menu: Connection ▸ Mode: Direct IP ▸ Diagnostics

Cloud ID

The cloud ID connection mode provides an easy way to connect your devices over the internet utilizing the hole punching technique to establish a direct connection through firewalls or routers using NAT.

The cloud ID is provided and generated by a hosted service and can be used to connect and dynamically assign multiple clients. A cloud ID can be requested and used for free by filling out our request form over here.

Warning: This service is not live for the current beta test. If you want to test this connection mode, you can request your ID by contacting support@greengocom.com.

Tip: Check out our guide on bridge connections to find out more about the cloud ID connection mode.

ID

The eight-character cloud ID defines the session for the connection and is needed to authenticate with the cloud service.

Tip: The cloud ID is generated by the public cloud service.

Setup menu: Connection ▸ Mode: Cloud ID ▸ ID

Option range: 8 characters: A - Z, a - z, 0 - 9, +, -

Default: Unset

Password

The eight-character password is needed to authenticate with the cloud service.

Tip: The password is generated by the public cloud service.

Setup menu: Connection ▸ Mode: Cloud ID ▸ Password

Option range: 8 characters: A - Z, a - z, 0 - 9, +, -

Default: Unset

Send buffer

The send buffer is used to buffer potential jitter on the outgoing connection.

Tip: This setting usually only requires configuration in case of a bad or high latency connection.

Setup menu: Connection ▸ Mode: Cloud ID ▸ Send Buffer

Option range: 10 ms, 20 ms, 30 ms, 40 ms

Default: 10 ms

Receive Buffer

The receive buffer is used to buffer potential jitter on the incoming connection.

Tip: This setting usually only requires configuration in case of a bad or high latency connection.

Setup menu: Connection ▸ Mode: Cloud ID ▸ Receive Buffer

Option range: 20 ms - 200 ms (10 ms increments)

Default: 20 ms

Diagnostics

The diagnostics menu contains a number of useful statistics for the incoming and outgoing connections.

Setup menu: Connection ▸ Mode: Cloud ID ▸ Diagnostics

Config

The Config submenu allows loading configurations onto the device without the use of the Green-GO Control software.

Tip: The currently used configuration can be viewed in the Info submenu.

Join Config

This submenu lists all active configurations in a local network. However, the configuration currently used by the device will not be shown.

Available Configurations

Clicking on any entry will bring up a confirmation screen. Pressing the option Join will load the configuration onto the device.

Notice: Depending on the security setup of a configuration, you may be asked to provide a config password before being allowed to join.

Setup menu: Config ▸ Join Config ▸ Configuration Name

Default Configuration

This submenu allows loading a custom default configuration.

Tip: You can define a custom configuration with the help of the Green-GO Control software.

Load

The custom default configuration file will be loaded by clicking the' Load' property.

Setup menu: Config ▸ Default Configuration ▸ Load

Factory Default

This submenu allows loading the factory default configuration file.

Load

The factory default configuration file will be loaded by clicking the' Load' property.

Setup menu: Config ▸ Factory Default ▸ Load

Network

The Network submenu allows configuring the network interface of the device. The configuration supports two modes (IPv4):

Dynamic: Yes

Dynamic: Yes autoconfigures the network interface, either listening to a local DHCP server or autoconfiguring a 169.254.0.0/16 IPv4 address.

Dynamic: No

Dynamic: No allows for manual network configuration.

Address

The option Address defines the private IPv4 address of the device.

Setup menu: Network ▸ Dynamic: No ▸ Address

Option range: 0.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.255

Default: Unset

Netmask

The option Netmask defines the local subnet of the device.

Setup menu: Network ▸ Dynamic: No ▸ Netmask

Option range: 0.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.255

Default: Unset

Gateway

The option Gateway defines the local network gateway.

Setup menu: Network ▸ Dynamic: No ▸ Gateway

Option range: 0.0.0.0 - 255.255.255.255

Default: Unset

Info

The Info submenu makes the essential configuration settings available to view in one place. Some of the options available provide tools for debugging the device or system.

Name

This option shows the device name.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Name

Config

This submenu shows the information regarding the current configuration file used by the device.

The provided information can be useful when debugging problems regarding devices that are out of sync.

Name

This option shows the name of the currently active configuration file.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Config ▸ Name

Stamp

This option shows the timestamp of the currently active configuration file.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Config ▸ Stamp

Sample Rate

This option shows the sample rate used by the currently active configuration file.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Config ▸ Sample Rate

Multicast IP

This option shows the currently set multicast IP of the configuration file.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Config ▸ Multicast IP

ID

This option shows the unique ID of the currently active configuration file.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Config ▸ ID

IP

This submenu shows the current IP address of the device and allows to ping a remote IPv4 target to verify the current network connection.

Ping

This option allows defining an IPv4 target to be pinged.

Setup menu: Info ▸ IP ▸ Ping

Packets

This option allows initiating the ping script, sending out 10 consecutive pings to the defined target. Also, this option acts as a total packets counter, showing how many packets have been sent.

Tip: Activating this option again will restart the script.

Setup menu: Info ▸ IP ▸ Packets

Packet Statistics
Lost
Counter showing the numbers of packets lost during the last run of the ping script.
Avg
The average response time recorded for the last run of the ping script.
Min
The minimum response time recorded for the last run of the ping script.
Max
The maximum response time recorded for the last run of the ping script.

Warning: On a local Green-GO network, the response times shouldn't exceed 1ms!

Firmware

This submenu displays the device's firmware version.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Firmware

Serial

This option displays the device's serial number.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Serial

Reset To Defaults

This submenu allows resetting the complete device or parts of the configuration back to the factory defaults.

Reset Device

This option allows resetting the device configuration back to the factory defaults.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Reset to Defaults ▸ Reset Device

Reset Audio

This option allows resetting the audio configuration back to the factory defaults.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Reset to Defaults ▸ Reset Audio

Reload User

This option allows reloading the current user and all its settings.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Reset to Defaults ▸ Reload User

Factory Reset

This option allows resetting the complete device back to factory defaults.

Setup menu: Info ▸ Reset to Defaults ▸ Factory Reset

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Written by: Chad Phelps, Henk-Jan Blok, Timo Toups
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