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PDF Content Summary: RK-HUB User Manual For programming a wireless system: Wireless Module Programming Guide or Wireless RAK Programming guide Please read HUB info sheet before proceeding with this manual Contents: 1 Functions of the RK-HUB 2 Installing the RK-HUB 3 Discovering the HUB and Setting the House Number 3.1 Discovering the HUB 3.2 Setting up the HUB using the Webpage Wizard 3.3 Managing the HUB House number 3.4 If you cannot connect to the HUB 4 Linking the HUB for cloud services 4.1 Where to find each cloud service 4.2 Linking the HUB to Cloud services 5 Adding the HUB as a device to Rasoft Pro 6 Uploading the project file 7 Downloading the project file 8 Events 8.1 Setting Events using Rasoft Pro 8.2 Setting Events via the HUB webpages 8.3 Setting Events using the Rako App. 9 Mappings 9.1 Mapping wireless commands to give multi-room functionality 9.2 Triggering Macros from Maps 10 Macros 10.1 Writing Macros 10.2 Triggering Macros 11 Holiday Mode 12 Upgrading the HUB 13 UDP Feedback 13.1 Live feedback 13.2 UDP feedback log 13.3 HUB Webpages logs 2 1 Functions of the RK-HUB The RK-HUB will add the following features to a Rako wireless system: - Network interface: Local Programming, App control and IP integration of 3rd party control systems. - Cloud Gateway: Interfaces with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Homekit, Sonos etc. - Storing Project file information: Room, Channel and Scene information can be stored. - Timed Events: Automatic functions at fixed times including dawn & dusk. - Mapping: Commands can be redirected to perform other tasks. - Macros: A series of commands that are triggered by a single command or event. Specific steps can be enabled and disabled giving conditional functionality. - Holiday Mode: Replays recorded system activity, creating an occupied appearance to a property. 2 Installing the RK-HUB - Step 1: Plug DC power supply into RK-HUB and available 13A socket. - Step 2: Plug the Ethernet patch cable from the RK-HUB to a spare port in a router or network switch. - Step 3: Mount the RK-HUB to a wall using fixing point at top of case if desired. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 3 3 Discovering the HUB and Setting the House Number Please refer to HUB early release sheet before opening Rasoft Pro Before proceeding with any programming the HUB needs to be discovered and the House number set. This is done via a webpage setup wizard. 3.1 Discovering the HUB Open Rasoft Pro programming software. Ensure that the laptop is connected to the same network as the HUB. The HUB should appear in the “Communication” window in the bottom right of the software with a red stop sign. If it does not appear press “Refresh”. If it still does not appear refer to section 3.4 of this manual. 3.2 Setting up the HUB using the Webpage Wizard To access the HUB Webpages right click the communication device in the bottom right of the software. Select “Open in Browser” RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 4 - Step 1: Welcome page, select “Next to begin setup”. - Step 2: Set a Password, this will be used to login to the webpages. It will also be the password used to login to the App if a password is needed. - Step 3: Sets the House number of the HUB and therefore system. This should be set to match the Rasoft Pro project file as defined in the “New Project Wizard”. - Step 4: Select “Finish” to complete setup. 3.3 Managing the HUB House number Leaving the HUB on the default House address of 1 is strongly discouraged. Leaving the House number as 1 drastically increases the likelihood of interface from nearby Rako systems. The HUB always has a default House Address of 1 if it has not been set up before. Before programming using the HUB it is important to ensure the HUB House number corresponds to the Project file House number. The change the House number if the HUB has already been set up as described in 3.2 see below: RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 5 As a final check it is advisable to disconnect and reconnect to the HUB: If no pop-up box appears then the HUB House number and Project file House number are the same. WARNING If a pop up box appears with a warning about the House number click “Cancel”. Do not continue programming this means there is a conflict between the “Project File House Number” and “HUB House Number”. 3.4 If you cannot connect to the HUB If the software cannot connect to the HUB first restart the software and ensure that it is fully updated. If the HUB still does not appear it is most likely a networking issue. If this problem cannot be solved then the HUB can be connected to point to point using a standard ethernet cable. 4 Linking the HUB for cloud services To be able to access cloud services the HUB must be linked to a my.rakocontrols.com account. 4.1 Where to find each cloud service Some cloud services are configured and customised from the HUB webpage whereas others are from my.rakocontrols.com HUB webpage: Sonos Activities (new cloud API and “ACM” style custom IP strings) including custom and default templates (RCM/WCM-audio style keypads) my.rakocontrols.com: Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple Homekit including “Custom Scenes” and advanced apple homekit configuration (Channel and Room mode etc.) NB More detailed descriptions of how to use the more advanced settings within the cloud services are linked from the relevant section of either the HUB webpages or my.rakcontrols.com RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 6 4.2 Linking the HUB to Cloud services This is linked via the HUB webpages, navigate to the “Cloud” section from the menu on the right hand side of the screen. This will open a page as below: - Step 1: Press “Connect”: this will link you to the my.rakocontols.com page. Make sure that all “Service Status” is green before proceeding with the following steps: - Step 2: Press “Login/Register” if you already have a my.rakcontrols.com use the email and password that is used for this, if not create an account. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 - Step 3: Once logged in the code within the HUB will be automatically verified. Please wait, this process may take a couple of minutes 7 - Step 4: Once it has linked the HUB will ask to be given a “Nickname”. This is how it will be referred to in the my.rakocontrols.com interface. It is not the same as the “HUB name” as defined within the HUB setup wizard. Once completed the my.rakocontols.com “Devices” page should appear as below: 5 Adding the HUB as a device to Rasoft Pro Once the HUB has been successfully connected it will need to be added into the software as a device. - Step 1: Select “File”- “New Device” to open the new device wizard. Choose “Bridge” as the device to be added. - Step 2: Select “Next” on the “Assign to Room” step. No room or channel needs to be associated to the HUB. - Step 3: Select the HUB from the list, it will appear if you are successfully connected in the communications window. Click “Refresh” if it does not appear. - Step 4: The HUB should now appear in the device list with green text and a blue icon. The device is now assigned. 6 Uploading the project file Once the entire system has been completed the project file should be uploaded to the HUB. The HUB stores the Room, Channel and Scene information for the system. This information is required for the App. to operate correctly. The “Smartphone/Web Data” tab is used to upload the Project File to the HUB. Once selected it will open the page as below. Press “Save & Upload Room Data To Bridge” to upload. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 Type - This will change the appearance of the icon used at the top of the room screen on the App. It will also affect the keypad that appears. For example a room set to “switch” will show two buttons: “on” and “off” whereas a “blind” type room will show three buttons: “open”, “stop” and “close”. Mode - The mode of the room is only set when “lighting” is selected as the type. It will set the variety of “keypad” that will appear in the App. Typically it is best to make this match the physical keypad in the room. NB 1) If a number of scenes that is not 4, 7 or 16 is desired then “named scenes” should be selected. Give custom names to the scenes in the room editor and any number of scenes can be made to appear on the App. 2) While the order of the rooms can be changed from this screen the order of the channels is always fixed. To get channels in a specific order they must be addressed or mapped in the desired order. 7 Downloading the project file If information has been uploaded to the HUB then it is possible to import the Room, Channel and Scene data into a blank project file. The tab used for downloading information from the HUB is called “Room Import” select it to open the page below. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 8 - Step 1: Press the “Download Data” at the top of this page. This will open the data for preview on this page. - Step 2: Press “Refresh List” if the rooms do not appear. If no rooms appear or only “default room” or “test bench” then there is no information to be downloaded from the HUB. - Step 3: Press “Import Data” to write the Room and Channel information into the Project File. - Step 4: Press “Refresh Channel Levels” to write the Scene data into the Project File. 8 Events Events can be viewed, added and changed using either Rasoft Pro, The Rako App or HUB webpages. It should be noted that calendar event conditions can only be set from the HUB webpage interface. The HUB can generate automated Events that trigger commands at specific times. For example it is possible to automatically turn on the Garden lights on at Dusk and turn off the Garden lights at Dawn. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 9 10 8.1 Setting Events using Rasoft Pro HUB Events can be viewed and edited using Rasoft Pro. To open the events page in the software select the HUB in the device editor and select the “Events” tab from the top of the window. Mappings List: All Events are listed down the left hand side of the screen. Select it such that it is highlighted to edit the “Event Trigger/Active Days” and “Output Action” sections for this Event. Event Trigger/Active Days: The “Event Trigger” and “Active Days” are the timing conditions that define when the event will occur. NB The dawn and dusk settings can be changed via the location settings in the webpage interface. An offset from this value can be set from this screen if desired. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 11 Output Action The Output action section on the right hand side of the screen will define the command to be sent when the conditions in “Event Trigger”/“Active Days” are met. NB The “Action” drop down menu is used to select the command sent when the event is triggered. Typically these will be scene commands but it is possible to trigger and control Macros, Holiday settings etc. 8.2 Setting Events via the HUB webpages Events can be set via the “Activities' ' section of the HUB webpages. Navigate to this by selecting “Activities' ' from the menu to the left hand side of the HUB webpages and then selecting “Create Custom Activity”. A note on “Activities”: “Activities” refers generically to any HUB “Action” for example: Mappings (including Audio maps) and Events. This section is still in a beta state, it is advised that you limit the use of the section to: - Mapping Sonos audio commands - Creating Events Mapping and events created in Rasoft Pro will appear here (as above) but will not be editable. Please consult Rako technical support if you have any questions about “Activities” Events can be created using the interface below, this interface works in a very similar way to that found in Rasoft Pro and the App. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 Type: This is the time at which the output of the event will occur. It can be defined via a 24 hour clock or in relation to the year round tracked dawn/dusk time internal to the HUB. Condition: A condition requirement can be added to the event which needs to be satisfied for the output of the event to occur. This can be a day of the week, or callendar condition. Output: The “Output” is the command that will be set when the “Type” and “Condition” are both met. This will usually be a Scene but can also be a level, fade etc. Once all information has been filled in press “Submit” to activate the Event. 8.3 Setting Events using the Rako App. Events can also be created via the Rako App. The method to create events in the App is essentially the same as detailed above. For more information please refer to the App User Guide. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 12 13 9 Mappings When Mapping are used the HUB can “listen” to a Rako command (Source) and perform a certain action (Output Action) every time it is “heard”. 9.1 Mapping wireless commands to give multi-room functionality Wireless commands can be mapped to additional wireless commands to make multiple rooms turn on at once. In the example below the “Hall Scene 1” is mapped to also trigger “Kitchen Scene 1”. NB It is usually preferable to use a programmable keypad rather than HUB Mapping when possible. Where WCMs are RNCs are used in the system use Keypad Mapping rather than HUB Mapping. NB It is also possible to “Enable” and “Disable” maps from other commands via the “Mapping Control” Action. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 14 9.2 Triggering Macros from Maps When a Macro is used it must be triggered from a map (this could also be from a WCM map, WAVFR map etc.). Below Mapping 2 is an example of a map being used to trigger a macro: in this case “Start Macro 2”. 10 Macros Macros allow a sequence of actions to take place when triggered by an Event or Map. The HUB can store up to 60 Macros each of which can have a maximum of 32 Steps. The HUB Macro screen is located from the tab in the HUB device editor. There are 3 steps in this example Macro: - Room 9, All Channels, Scene 2 - Room 17, All Channels Scene 1 - Room 49, All Channels Scene 2 With this simply Macro the HUB will just run through the three commands listed. More complex functionality can be achieved by using commands in the tables outlined below. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 15 10.1 Writing Macros Macro steps can be one of four types: Action Pause Delay Goto

Can be a simple command including Scenes, Fades etc. Can also include “Macro Control”, “Mapping Control” for more complex programming. A running Macro will stop at a Pause and remain there until it hears a Continue. The Macro can wait at this step for a defined period of time. Useful when programming PIR timeouts etc. The Macro can wait at this step for a defined period of time. Useful when programming PIR timeouts etc. The Macro can be sent to a defined step in this or another Macro. The Macro can be sent to a defined step in this or another Macro. The Macro can be sent to a defined step in this or another Macro.

10.2 Triggering Macros Macros can be triggered in several ways. Most commonly: - HUB Mapping - HUB Event Once a macro trigger is sent it will perform one of four different functions to a Macro: Start Stop Pause Continue

This will cause the Macro to start from the beginning (Step 1) regardless of its current position in the Macro. This will cause a Macro that is already running to Stop running and return to Step 1. This will cause a Macro to Pause at whatever step it is currently running. This will cause a Macro to Pause at whatever step it is currently running. This will cause the Macro to continue from a Pause state, performing the step immediately after this and proceeded. This will cause the Macro to continue from a Pause state, performing the step immediately after this and proceeded. This will cause the Macro to continue from a Pause state, performing the step immediately after this and proceeded.

NB It is also possible to “Enable” and “Disable” Macros (or parts of Macros) via the “Macro Control” Action. 11 Holiday Mode Holiday mode allows the HUB to record normal lighting activity in a property over a period of time. This can then be replayed whilst the property is empty in order to give a realistic impression that it is occupied. Holiday mode has three states: - Record: Used to create a log of the used of the system. - Playback: Used when the house is unoccupied to replay the information gathered in “Record”. - Idle: Used when the system is in normal occupied operation and no recording is being made. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 16 Holiday mode is most easily controlled from the App. However it is also possible to change the holiday mode state from a keypad map, HUB map and by pressing buttons directly on the HUB. NB For how to control Holiday mode via the App. see “App user Guide”. 12 Upgrading the HUB As the HUB is a new product it will likely require updates more frequently. Complete the following steps to make sure the HUB is up to the latest firmware and all features are available. Do not update the HUB through RASOFT Pro always through the HUBs webpage. Sometimes it may be necessary to update the HUB. This is done via the HUB webpage interface using the method described below: - Step 1: Access the HUB webpages as shown in section 3.3 of this manual - Step 2: After navigating to the HUB web pages select “Help” from the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen: RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 - Step 3: Click on the “Updates” panel: NB: As the HUB is a new product it will require updates to have all the features available. Complete the following steps to make sure the HUB is up to the latest firmware and all features are available. 13 UDP Feedback It is possible to monitor commands received and transmitted by the HUB. This can be done using the UDP Feedback feature. 13.1 Live feedback In the very bottom right of the software (below the communications window) is the Live feedback section. Each command received or transmitted by the HUB will appear here and it is useful for checking commands that have been programmed as desired. NB A Bridge/HUB will have to be connected to in order to see this feedback. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1 17 - Step 4: This will show the current firmware of the HUB and will also show the latest version available. 18 13.2 UDP feedback log When more detailed or long term feedback is required then a log of commands received/transmitted by the HUB can be opened. In the toolbar select “Window” - ”Output” - ”Output” (as shown below). 13.3 HUB Webpages logs A timestamped log of system activity can be found within the HUB webpages. These can be accessed by selecting the “Logs” section of the HUB webpages. As well as a description of the address (Room and Channel) and command the source of the command can also be viewed. RK-HUB Manual Version 1.2.1


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