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1- I’m receiving my Required Monthly Tests from my LP1 and LP2. They show up in the log as being decoded. Why are they not being forwarded on to my system?
2- What alerts types have to be forwarded according to the FCC guidelines?
3- How do I get the logs out of the One-Net if there’s no built in printer?
4- Can the One-Net be programmed to use a Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server?
5- Where do I connect the to the One-Net to trigger my Motorola OM1000?
6- Can the One-Net control my external Character Generator?
7- Does the One-Net allow different levels of access into the device?
8- Can I trigger a test alert remotely through the Web interface?
9- How do I determine the One-Net’s IP address if I’m using DHCP?
10- How do I configure the One-Net to talk, using SCTE/DVS644, to an Edge Decoder like the RGB Sep 48 or the Vecima Cable Vista?
11- Can the One-Net communicate to a Scientific Atlanta DNCS?
12- Can a single One-Net control a standard Cable system along with an IPTV system?
13- Does the One-Net support Custom, non-EAS, messaging?
14- Can the One-Net be configure to forward or disregard a duplicate alert that was received on more than one of the radio sources being monitored?
15- Do I need to setup anything in the One-Net when connecting a 988 Override Interface to it?
16- Can the One-Net be connected to more than one network?
17- Do I need to adjust the clock in the One-Net during Daylight Savings Time (DST)?
18- Can the One-Net be linked to a NTP, Network Time Protocol, server?
19- How many R190A hub controllers can a single One-Net communicate with?
20- Where do I find the One-Net’s S/N and Platform ID in the Web interface?
21- Does the One-Net provide a way to back up its setup?
22- Can the One-Net generate its own Random Require Weekly Test?
23- Where can I find the Software version of my One-Net?
24- Can the One-Net be configured in a Master/Slave configuration?
25- Is there a way to tell when my Automatic Random Required Weekly Test will be triggered?
26- Is there a way to listen to the radio sources?
Q: I’m receiving my Required Monthly Tests from my LP1 and LP2. They show up in the log as being decoded. Why are they not being forwarded on to my system?

A:The Required Monthly Test has not been added into Current Decoder Auto-Forwarded EAS Codes under (Setup, Decoder).
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The Required Monthly Test was originated for the entire state and that FIPS code was not added to the Current Decoder Auto-Forwarded FIPS under (Setup, Decoder).

Q: What alerts types have to be forwarded according to the FCC guidelines?

A: Required Monthly Test (RMT), Required Weekly Test (RWT) if not using the Automatic Required Weekly Test (Setup, Encoder, Required Tests), National Emergency Action Notification (EAN), and National Emergency Action Termination (EAT). This alert forwarding is programmed in Setup, Decoder.
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Q: How do I get the logs out of the One-Net if there’s no built in printer?

A: The first way is to program the One-Net to email them either on a weekly or monthly basis. This is done under Setup, Email, Event Email
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The second way is to log into the One-Net using a remote PC and a browser and either print them from there or download them and save them as a .txt file. This can be done in either the Encoder, or Decoder tab followed by clicking on the All Alerts button so that all of the activity will be displayed. The date range that you want to view can also be selected on these pages
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Q: Can the One-Net be programmed to use a Network Time Protocol (NTP) Server?
A: Yes it can and its done under Setup, Time.
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Q: Where do I connect the to the One-Net to trigger my Motorola OM1000?
A: This connection can be made to either the Relay 1 or the Relay 2 connections on the back of the One-Net. Both of the relays are defaulted to close when the EAS audio is playing.
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Q: Can the One-Net control my external Character Generator?

A: Yes the One-Net supports most external CG’s that are controlled through a serial port. Programming for this is done under Setup, Video/CG
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Q: Does the One-Net allow different levels of access into the device?
A: Yes it does. The One-Net allows the Administrator to create multiple user logins with a level of access, ranging from View only to full Administration privileges, with their own password.
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Q: Can I trigger a test alert remotely through the Web interface?
A: Yes you can. This is done by clicking on the Encoder tab, the Send EAS button, followed by either the General EAS tab or the One-Button EAS tab. The One-Button tab sends out a preconfigured Required weekly Test just like pressing the One-Button on the front of the unit.
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Q: How do I determine the One-Net’s IP address if I’m using DHCP?

A:The IP address of the One-Net can be viewed on the scrolling front panel display
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Q: How do I configure the One-Net to talk, using SCTE/DVS644, to an Edge Decoder like the RGB Sep 48 or the Vecima Cable Vista?

A: There are setup documents on our Website, that show samples of the setup screen in the One-Net and the Edge Decoders.
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Q: Can the One-Net communicate to a Scientific Atlanta DNCS?
A: Yes it can if you purchased the DVS-168 license key for your One-Net. If you did not and would like to, you can contact Monroe, provide us with a PO, and we will Email the license key to you along with instruction for installing it.
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Q: Can a single One-Net control a standard Cable system along with an IPTV system?
A: Yes it can. However, an additional license key for EAS-Net will be required. Also, in some applications, depending on the Middleware used, the optional MPEG encoder may be required, or an external encoder could be used.
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Q: Does the One-Net support Custom, non-EAS, messaging?
A: Yes it does. When the CMPlus option is purchased the One-Net allows the user to type a custom message that can be sent out with a computer generated text to speech conversion. This option eliminates the need for a telephone call in device.
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Q: Can the One-Net be configure to forward or disregard a duplicate alert that was received on more than one of the radio sources being monitored?
A: Yes it can. The One-Net sis defaulted to forward duplicate alerts. To change the setting so that the duplicate alert will not be forwarded, go to Setup, click on the Decoder button and change it.
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Q: Do I need to setup anything in the One-Net when connecting a 988 Override Interface to it?

A: No you don’t. The One-Net is defaulted to listen for an alert from the 988 when connected as shown in the 988 manual.
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Q: Can the One-Net be connected to more than one network?
A: Yes it can. Although there is only one Ethernet port on the back of the One-Net, there is a simple way to connect it to two networks with the purchase of a $40.00 USB to Ethernet adapter. This device is a Belkin F5D5050 that can be purchased at most computer/office supply stores. Monroe does not sell this device. Once the unit is purchased, simply connected to either of the USB ports on the back of the One-Net and log into the One-Net to configure it. The setup is exactly the same as the main NIC and will be displayed by placing a check mark in the Second Network Interface box on the Setup, Network page.
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Q: Do I need to adjust the clock in the One-Net during Daylight Savings Time (DST)?

A: No you don’t. The One-Net automatically adjust the clock for you
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Q: Can the One-Net be linked to a NTP, Network Time Protocol, server?
A: Yes it can. This is set up under Setup, Time at the bottom of the page.
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Q: How many R190A hub controllers can a single One-Net communicate with?
A: Eight.
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Q: Where do I find the One-Net’s S/N and Platform ID in the Web interface?
A: Both of these can be found on the login page, and the Server, Main license page if you have Software version 1.8-1 or later.
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Q: Does the One-Net provide a way to back up its setup?
A: Yes it does. This is done under Setup, Server, Configuration management. All of the setup, except for network settings, is backed up. This back up file can be downloaded to a remote PC or Server.
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Q: Can the One-Net generate its own Random Require Weekly Test?
A: Yes it can. This is configured under Setup, Encoder, Required Tests. The dates and time range used for this can be configured by the user.
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Q: Where can I find the Software version of my One-Net?
A: This can be found on the front panel display, and on any of the Web pages in the upper right hand corner under the Monroe logo.
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Q: Can the One-Net be configured in a Master/Slave configuration?
A: Yes it can. Multiple Slave units can send alert information to the Master unit using our EAS-Net protocol. When units are configured in this way many radio sources be received by the Slave units, that can’t be received at the Master units location, and forward the to the Master unit for processing. In addition to forwarding the alerts to the Master, the Slave units can also trigger alerts at their locations.
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Q: Is there a way to tell when my Automatic Random Required Weekly Test will be triggered?
A: Yes there is. Because this test must be random, it’s nice to know when it will be triggered in a given week. On Sunday Morning at Midnight the test is scheduled. If you go to either the Encoder or Decoder tab and select all alerts, the scheduled alert will be displayed in yellow. The exact time the alert will be displayed will be shown in this box.
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Q: Is there a way to listen to the radio sources?
A: Yes there is,This can be done locally on the front panel or on any of the audio outputs. If the unit is at a remote location, you can listen to the audio for any of the radio as an MP3 stream. The easiest way to enable the radio output is by going to the Audio, Radio tuners tab.

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