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Installing the iQ IMS

 Front of iQ IMS

  Power Light- illuminates blue when the server is turned on.
  IR Window - location where infrared signals are received.
  Status Light
  • pulses green-red when ReQuest server is starting up.
  • solid green during normal operation of ReQuest server.
  • pulses green-clear when ReQuest server is NetSyncing (when configured as a NetSync client).
  • solid red when ReQuest server is configured as a NetSync Client and unable to contact its NetSync Server.
 LCD Display - Displays IP address and software version of the server. The configuration menu can be accessed to change the network configuration.
  Front Power Button - Turn the server on/off. The Rear Power Switch located on the back of the chassis must also be switched to the on position for the ReQuest server to power on.
  CD/DVD ROM Drive - Used for archiving music CD's and Movie DVD's (for systems equipped with ReQuest Intelligent Media Client).
  Eject Button - ejects CD/DVD ROM Drive. This will not function while the Status Light pulses green-red.
  Thumb Screws - used to remove or secure the faceplate of the server.

 Back of iQ IMS

 DC Power Connector - Connect to either 110 volt or 220 volt. The ReQuest server will automatically detect and switch between 110 or 220 volt power systems.

 Serial - Used for home automation systems that can be programmed to control the ReQuest server via RS232 Serial.

 Ethernet Port - Connects the ReQuest server to the local network and Internet. Capable of 10Mbps/100Mbps/1000Mbps.  Also used for home automation systems controlling system over the network.
 Digital Audio - The Optical and Coaxial connectors are for zone 1, the HD zone.

 Analog Audio - Analog audio connectors for zone 2 and 2 of the F3+HD.

 Analog Audio - Analog audio connector for optional 4th zone of audio (3rd analog zone).  Must use included Y-adapter.

 VGA - Used for video out.  VGA can be converted to composite with the Grandtec GXP-2000 or to component with other adapters in the market.

 USB - Optional additional USB port: Can be used for IR receiver or keyboard

 Unused Connectors - The connectors for the 3.5mm light green and red ports are not configured or active.


 Installation Steps

  1. If the hard drive has been removed to pre-load music and or movies, use the thumb screws  remove the faceplate of the unit and install the drive into the drive bay. Be sure to lock the drive. Use the thumb screws again to secure the faceplate back onto the chassis.
  2. Install ReQuest server into rack (if applicable). The ReQuest server ships with rack-ears already installed. The rack-ears can be easily unscrewed and removed if desired.
  3. Connect audio cables to the iQ IMA. Connect video cable(s) (if the video output is going to be used) to the TV or video distribution system.
  4. Connect IMS to the home network via the Ethernet port.
  5. Connect power cable to the ReQuest server and power source. The ReQuest server will automatically detect and switch between 110 volt and 220 volt power sources.
  6. Power on the IMS. Typical boot time is 1-3 minutes but can vary depending on how much media is on the hard drive. During the boot process, the status light will pulse green-red. When done booting, the status light will be solid green.
  7. By default the IMS is set to use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) which means that it will attempt to get an IP address automatically from the network. This address will be displayed on the LCD Display.

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