MODE eDIN NPU
Crestron Home Setup
The information below details the specific configuration to allow the hardware to work with the associated Crestron Home Driver.
- Enable Gateway Control set to Enabled on Port 26
- Static IP address on the SAME Subnet
- Configured with a Global/All area with all devices available for main ON/OFF switching
- All other have other areas setup with at least 5 scenes per area
- DIN-NPU-00-01-PLUS – Network Processor Module
- DIN-03-04-PLUS – 4 Channel Dimmer Module
- DIN-02-04-TE-PLUS – 4 Channel Dimmer Module – TE
- DIN-MSR-05-04-PLUS – 4 Channel Relay Contact Module
- DIN-UBC-01-05-PLUS – Universal Ballast Control Module
- DIN-PSU-24V-PLUS – Power Supply Module
- DIN-02-08-PLUS – 8 Channel Dimmer Module
- DIN-DBM-32-08-PLUS – DALI Broadcast Module
- DIN-INT-00-08-PLUS – Input-Output Module
- DIN-MBUS-SPL-04-PLUS – 4 Port M-BUS Splitter Module
SEE detail below for configuration of IP and Gateway Control
Important – 5 Golden Rules – Network Processor Unit (NPU)
If you don’t read anything else…
If you don’t generally read manuals then we ask that you just read these 5 golden
- In the configuration editor: scenes are defined in columns, inputs are shown in
rows. The intersection between the two is where the input triggers the output.
- Channels should always be named as follows: : .
The colon : symbol must be included
- The configuration-editor username is always “configuration”. The
password is whatever you set it to be.
- An I/O module which has some channels set as an input, and some set as an
output will appear twice: once in the outputs section, and once in the inputs
- Your NPU must have it’s own unique IP address, and be on the same sub-net
as the computer which you are using to browse its’ web-pages.
IP / LAN Settings
All aspects of the eDIN networking can be configured through the web interface.
The IP address of the NPU must be unique on the LAN.
If you want to access the NPU from outside your LAN, perhaps from another
computer on the Internet, then you’ll need to know the site’s public IP address, and
you’ll need to set up Port Forwarding on your router.
You can select which ports are used for each of the network services offered by the
eDIN NPU. Each service has a default port, which you do not have to change if you
do not need to:
BY DEFAULT, OUR DRIVER USES PORT 26 in the ‘Enable gateway control’ section (see image below), this can be changed if required
The Embeded WebServer
eDIN is configured using a web browser. No eDIN-specific software or tools are
To access the embedded web server, contained within the eDIN Network Processor
Unit, connect the NPU and your computer to a LAN (Local Area Network).
Alternatively the IP address can be set manually. This is only recommended for
networks that do not have a DHCP server, as otherwise the DHCP server may allocate
the IP address that has already been manually set for the eDIN module to another
device. That would then mean that there are two devices with the same IP address on
the same network, which will cause problems.
Once you know the IP address of the eDIN NPU, type it into the URL bar of your
Microsoft Internet Explorer v7 onwards
Mozilla Firefox v3 onwards
Opera v9 onwards
Safari v4 onwards
Google Chrome v2 onwards
Network port usage
|Service||Port / Protocol||Detail|
|Gateway Control||26 (TCP)||Mode Lighting Crestron Home Driver – MUST use port 26 by default (can be changed if required)|
|Remote Control||22 (TCP)||Control of scenes via “telnet” using the standard commands:|
SCENEnnnnGO (where nnnn is the scene number)
|Discovery Service||19182 (UDP)||Enables a PC to automatically discover the eDIN NPU on the|
|Diagnostic Consol||23||Used for system analysis|
|File Server||21||For uploading and downloading the configuration, scripts, webserver pages and style-sheets etc.|
|Web Server||80||The port used to display the control and configuration web|
|NTP||The clock can be set automatically by connecting to an internetbased time server.|
Your site’s network administrator will need to ensure that the
port specified has permission to connect to the NTP server
specified. The Refresh Delay is the number of seconds between
Network Capacity: Notes on Simultaneous TCP Connections
The eDIN NPU supports 8 simultaneous open TCP software connections.
Typically a web-browser connection will use up to four of the simultaneous open
connections to achieve faster page-loading. However the connection times will be
brief, so connections will be freed automatically when they are not in use. Therefore
in practice you can have more than two users using the web-browser at one time.
A device that is remote controlling the eDIN system, for example an AV system
processor (e.g. a Crestron unit), will use one connection at a time.
Therefore in a typical set-up you can have one web browser and four remote-control
devices simultaneously maintaining open connections to the eDIN NPU.
Setting Areas and Scenes
The Configuration menu in the Web interface will take you to the page where you can set the Areas and Scenes.
The eDIN processor may be configured in the following areas, in the following order:
1. Select modules, and set up hardware
2. Create and edit scenes (output actions)
3. Create and edit triggers (input actions)
4. Create users, and assign access privileges
5. Configure network settings and security
Setting Up Modules, Scenes and Triggers
The configuration screen is used to setup the hardware modules and what they do.
There is a quick setup feature that can do much of the work for you automatically.
From the front screen select Configuration to access a page which shows a
spreadsheet-type view, with the modules in a column on the left, and scenes in
columns on the right.
- Configured with a Global/All area with all devices available for main ON/OFF switching (top left)
- All other have other areas setup with at least 5 scenes per area
How to Update the Software Inside eDIN
From the front page click on Settings and then select the Software Upgrade tab.
The current version of firmware and the editor software are shown. If you ever need
to contact Mode Technical Support, please make a note of these.
To update either part click here to access the Firmware Update page.
eDIN contains two sets of software:
1) The firmware, which handles M-Bus communications, memory
management and all of the internal features that make up eDIN.
2) The Configuration Editor, which is the embedded web application, visible
to engineers and users via the web browser.
The firmware has been written and created by Mode Lighting (UK) Ltd and can not
be modified externally. However updates are available from time to time, which
contain new or enhanced features as part of our programme of continual product
development, based on customer feedback.
The Configuration Editor, or web-application, has also been created by Mode
possible for a suitably skilled developer to modify the look and feel of the web pages,
including the Style-Sheets and all graphics associated with them. For more
information on this, please contact the sales department to discuss OEM options and
You can make a backup of the current firmware/webapplication using the Backup
links, or upgrade the eDIN NPU, using the Upgrade options.