User’s guide – X-Treme Audio XT-NET User Manual
5. GOING ONLINE
Network Controller queries the network, searching for compatible
devices. As Network Controller finds each device, it will add it to the
Devices node of the Tree, along with text describing the model of the
device, and the name of the device given by the user. Once all de-
vices has have been discovered, you are ready to start controlling the
system by doubleclicking a device icon in the Tree to launch a control
panel (see Launching a Panel).
If Network Controller becomes unable to communicate with a device
for some reason whilst online (such as a break in the network cable),
the corresponding icon for it in the Devices node of the Tree will ap-
pear in red, indicating that control and monitoring on that device is
invalid. Most devices will allow themselves to be ‘rediscovered’ auto-
matically if such a cable break is repaired.
6. LAUNCHING A PANEL
Once the application is online, and there are one or more devices in
the Devices node of the tree, a panel may be launched for a given
device in one of the following ways:
• By double-clicking on the appropriate Devices node of the Tree;
• By dragging a Devices node to the layout area of the main window;
• By dragging a Devices node to the Panels node of the Tree;
• By right-clicking on the Devices node and selecting Launch Panel
from the context menu (see Device Context Menu);
• By selecting Launch All Panels, either from the Toolbar (see Tool-
bar), or from the Network menu (see Menu).
After a few seconds, the panel (or more usually, the reduced-size Moni-
con) will appear in the layout part of the main window. At the same
time, an icon for the device will appear in the Panels node of the Tree.
Once the panel appears, the application will take a few seconds while
it copies the settings in the device to the control panel, as indicated
by the progress bar at the bottom-right of the main window.
This is now a fully functional real-time control panel for the connected
device. A Monicon may be enlarged to a full-size control panel by us-
ing navigation buttons (see Navigation).
Several control panels may be launched onto the layout, so that the
user can monitor the operation of several devices simultaneously. As
each panel is added, another icon is added to the layout node of the
Tree, indicating the presence of another panel in the layout. The panel
menu has features for arranging the panels into regular neat patterns
if required (see Menu).
To locate a panel for a particular device, just double-click on its icon in
the Panels node of the Tree. This will bring the associated panel to the
front, and highlight it (bring it into focus - see Navigation).
A panel may be removed from the layout by clicking on the ‘X’ in the
top-right corner of the panel. This action will also remove the device
icon from the Panels node of the Tree. The panel may be launched back
onto the layout by doubleclicking on the Devices icon in the Tree.