How To Convert/Relocate a Master System Controller

This article provides the steps to convert a Master System Controller (MSC) to another type of Master System Controller, or to relocate the MSC to another room/zone in the project.  An example of using this feature would be for a customer who would like to upgrade the MRX-8 to the   MRX-20 for use with the optional On-Screen GUI.  Converting the file mitigates the installer from having to re-write the program.


To Convert a File to a Different Master System Controller:

  1. Open the file to be converted.

Note:  It is recommended to perform a "File Save-As" to preserve the original file if ever needed again.

  1. Select the File tab
  2. Select the Convert button

  1. Select option 1.  "Convert File to a different primary controller type"

  1. Select the new Primary Controller to convert the file to.

Note: Be sure to review all IR and RS-232 outputs in Step 5: Base Station Setup, especially if converting to a base station with less outputs.


To Relocate a Master System Controller to a different Room/Zone:

Note:  It is recommended to perform a "File Save-As" to preserve the original file if ever needed again.

  1. Open the file to be modified.
  2. To relocate a Master system controller to a different room in the project, first add another MSC from Step 3: URC Devices to the desired room.  The example below shows another MRX-8 added to the Bedroom as this shall be the NEW room location for the MSC.

  1. Select the File tab
  2. Select the Convert button

  1. Select Option 2: Select a different controller in the project to be the primary

  1. Select the MRX unit to in the new room to be the new location of the MRX unit

Note:  Be sure to download the file to the ENTIRE system to apply the MRX change.

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