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How-To: Loading compiled files with Crestron Toolbox

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Uploading compiled files to processors and touch panels using Crestron toolbox

Here are some simple steps to connect to a crestron system and load compiled files to the processor and touch panels

Items Needed:

  • Laptop
  • Crestron toolbox and supplementary files installed on your laptop (Crestron Login account required)
  • USB to Serial adapter or Network CAT5 cable (depending on your processor connectivity)
  • Pre-compiled code to load into the processor or touch panel


Step 1

Open Crestron toolbox and select Tools > Manage Address Book...

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Step 2

Click on Open/New and choose and click on an existing address book to use and click Open

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Step 3

Select Tools > System Info

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Step 4

Click on the drop-down menu located on the bottom left of the System Info window and choose from the list a device you want to connect too.  Once selected Crestron Toolbox will automatically try to connect to the device selected.

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Step 5

If you are properly connected to the device selected you should see a window like the one shown here, if not you may need to check your connections and verify the address book listing.  See manually adding addresses in toolbox

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Step 6

Processors - Find the Program section (usually located in the upper right hand corner of the System Info window) and click the right arrow.  *Note series 3 processors have multiple partitions called slots, and can have multiple programs on the processor (1 in each slot)

Touch Panels - Find the Display Project section (usually located in the upper right hand corner of the System Info window) and click the right arrow.

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Step 7

Click on the Browse button and locate the compiled file on your laptop. (*.spz for Processors, *.vtz for panels, *.lpz for Series 3 Processors)  For processor it is always a good idea to first Retrieve the existing file and save it to your laptop, in case of any issues you can always reload that file.  *Note you cannot retrieve files from a touch panel.

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Step 8

Click the Send button and your compiled file will download into the device.

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