Music Server Zone

In order to use the "Music Server Zone" function block, a Music Server must first be commissioned and created in Loxone Config.

Table of Contents


Inputs

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range
TgZ Toggle Zone Toggles zone on and off
Double click turns zone off.
- 0/1
Zon Zone On Digital Input - Single pulse turns zone on This input is only visible in certain configurations. - 0/1
Zoff Zone Off Digital Input - Single pulse turns zone off
When playing a playlist, pressing Play will restart playback at the beginning of the title. This input is only visible in certain configurations.
- 0/1
V+ Casatunes Music Server: Volume Trigger volume up
Double click selects the next source
- 0/1
Loxone Music Server: Volume Single pulse to turn volume up
Double click selects the next zone favourite
- 0/1
Loxone Music Server Gen 2: Volume Single pulse to turn volume up
Double click selects the next zone favourite
- 0/1
V- Volume Trigger volume down
Double click turns zone off
- 0/1
AIv Volume level Analogue Input - Value for volume level % 0...100
S+ Casatunes Music Server: Next Source Trigger next source - 0/1
Loxone Music Server: Next zone favorite Trigger next zone favourite.
If a user-defined selection was made last, the first zone favourite is played.
- 0/1
Loxone Music Server Gen 2: Next zone favorite Trigger next zone favourite.
If a user-defined selection was made last, the first zone favourite is played.
- 0/1
AIs Casatunes Music Server: Source Analogue Input Source -
Loxone Music Server: Zone favorite Analog input zone favourite -
Loxone Music Server Gen 2: Zone favorite Analog input zone favourite -
Play Start playback Trigger start playback - 0/1
Pause Pause playback Trigger pause playback
When playing a playlist, pressing Play will resume playback at the current position of the title.
- 0/1
Stop Stop playback Trigger stop playback
When playing a playlist, pressing Play will restart playback at the beginning of the title. This input is only visible in certain configurations.
- 0/1
Song+ Next track Trigger next track - 0/1
Song- Previous track Trigger previous track - 0/1
Mute Mute Trigger mute This input is only visible in certain configurations. - 0/1
Shuffle Shuffle Trigger shuffle - 0/1
Repeat Repeat Analogue Input - Value to indicate repeat state
0 = Off, 1 = Repeat Continuously, 2 = Repeat Once
- 0...2
Mo Motion sensor Motion sensor, starts playback of currently selected playlist - 0/1
T5 Combined button input V+ and V- buttons are used. Double click on key 3 switches the zone off (see parameter Roff). -
R Reset Reset, turns zone off.
When playing a playlist, pressing Play will restart playback at the beginning of the title.
- 0/1
Dis Disable Child lock - disables all inputs, but not user interface - 0/1
DisMo Disable motion sensor Prevents the music from coming on via Mo. Does not affect the automatic switch-off with parameter MT. - 0/1
A Alarm input Activates playback of burglar alarm with the volume set in parameter Va
Whilst the alarm input is active, all other inputs are disabled This input is only visible in certain configurations.
- 0/1
FA Fire Alarm Activates playback of fire alarm with the volume set in parameter Va This input is only visible in certain configurations. - 0/1
Be Doorbell input Activates playback of doorbell with the volume set in parameter Vbe This input is only visible in certain configurations. - 0/1
Buzzer Alarm clock input Activates playback of alarm clock with the volume set in parameter Vbu This input is only visible in certain configurations. - 0/1
Sleep Sleep timer input Zone is muted and switched off after duration specified in Ts
The sleep timer is reset when switching off the zone (Off, Pause, Stop, R). This input is only visible in certain configurations.
- 0/1
TTS Text to Speech input Text to Speech input
Maximum length 400 characters This input is only visible in certain configurations.
- -




Outputs

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range
Qa Zone status on/off - 0/1
AQv Current volume level % 0...100
AQs Current source -
Current zone favourite -
Current zone favourite -
AQr Remaining time of sleep timer Analogue Output - Value indicating remaining duration on sleep timer This output is only visible in certain configurations. -
Qon Zone on pulse This output is only visible in certain configurations. - 0/1
Qoff Zone off pulse This output is only visible in certain configurations. - 0/1
RQ Reset output
Activated by reset input (R) or double click
- 0/1
RaQ Reset triple pulse - 0/1
AC API Connector Intelligent API based connector. - -




Parameters

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range Default Value
Tdc Double click interval Time between 2 clicks to turn off zone
If you do not want to use a double click enter 0 in this field.
s 0...∞ 0,35
Sv Volume step size Volume step size when adjusting using Vol +/- - 3
Rf First recurrence If an input is ON longer than this time in seconds the command is repeated. This applies to V+ and V- (also T5) - 0,5
Rr Repeat interval When the input remains ON, the command is repeated at this interval (in seconds). The inputs V+ and V- (incl. T5) are affected - 0,2
MT Automatic switch off motion Automatic shutdown of the zone after the end of the last movement
If this value is not equal to 0, the motion detector is used to turn off the zone independent of (TH). If you are using this to turn off music that was accidentally left on, the recommended value is 30 minutes (1800)
s 0...∞ 3600
TH Duration On Activates the zone on motion and starts the timer (TH) on the falling edge of the motion detector input
If this value is 0, automatic shutdown will be disabled
s 0...∞ 900
Ti Delay of the Motion Sensor Deactivates Mo input after turning the zone off.
If this value is set to 0 then the state of DisMo will be used
s 0...∞ 300
Vm Maximum volume level Maximum volume level via App and block inputs This parameter is only visible in certain configurations. - 0...100 100
Vd Startup volume Default volume level at power up
Volume when switching the zone on. If set to -1 the zone's last volume is used when switching on. This parameter is only visible in certain configurations.
- -1...100 25
Va Loxone Music Server: Alarm volume Volume level for alarm sound (burglar or fire alarm). This parameter is only visible in certain configurations. - 0...100 75
Loxone Music Server Gen 2: Alarm volume Minimum volume level for alarm sound (burglar or fire alarm).
If the zone is currently playing at a higher volume, the sound will be played at the current volume. This parameter is only visible in certain configurations.
- 0...100 75
Vbe Loxone Music Server: Doorbell volume Volume level for doorbell sound This parameter is only visible in certain configurations. - 0...100 50
Loxone Music Server Gen 2: Doorbell volume Minimum volume level for doorbell sound
If the zone is currently playing at a higher volume, the sound will be played at the current volume. This parameter is only visible in certain configurations.
- 0...100 50
Vbu Loxone Music Server: Alarm clock volume Volume for alarm clock sound. This parameter is only visible in certain configurations. - 0...100 50
Loxone Music Server Gen 2: Alarm clock volume Minimum volume level for alarm clock sound
If the zone is currently playing at a higher volume, the sound will be played at the current volume. This parameter is only visible in certain configurations.
- 0...100 50
Vt Loxone Music Server: TTS volume TTS volume This parameter is only visible in certain configurations. - 0...100 20
Loxone Music Server Gen 2: TTS minimum volume Minimum volume level for TTS ouput
In order to be able to hear the voice output clearly at all times, it is always played back at the current volume level, which may be higher than parameter Vtts. This parameter is only visible in certain configurations.
- 0...100 20
Ts Sleep timer duration [s] Duration of the sleep timer in seconds This parameter is only visible in certain configurations. - 300
Te Event playback duration [s] Minimum playback time of event sounds in seconds.
If the value is too low, the event playback may be cut off. This parameter is only visible in certain configurations.
- 8
Tqo Delay of Qoff [s] Delay of the pulse on Qoff
after the zone has been switched off / paused This parameter is only visible in certain configurations.
- 30
ROff Ignore room off command If the room-off function (input T5, double click on button 3) is detected, the music will also be switched off. - 0/1 0




Properties

Summary Description Default Value
Music Server Reference to the Music Server. To use this block, the corresponding Music Server must be selected here. -
Assigned Music Zone Defines the assigned Music Zone. -




Basic Programming

If a zone is renamed, this change will be applied for AirPlay and other services at the latest after a reboot of the Music Server.


Setup of UPNP zones

Although UPnP / DLNA is a defined standard, some additional parameters must be considered.

The default UPnP mode is 0 and the Music Server automatically selects the appropriate settings provided by the UPnP device.

With certain devices, the Music Server cannot automatically select the correct settings. For this, we have created predefined UPnP modes for popular devices:

0 = Autodetect (as far as possible depending device)

1000 = Vast electronics WiFi-HiFi

1001 = Sonos Play:3, ZP100, Play:1(1), Connect

1002 = Raumfeld

1003 = Pioneer (generic e.g.N30)

1004 = Pioneer (XW-SMA Series)

1005 = Marantz generic

1006 = Marantz CR-Series

1007 = Marantz NR-Series

1008 = Roku Players

1009 = IcyBox

1010 = Revo Axis gerneric

1011 = Revo Axis Stream series

1012 = Musical Fidelity M1

1013 = Sony X-xx Series

1014 = Lenco Playlink Series Devices

1015 = Denon CEOL Series

1016 = Sonos Playbar

1017 = Sonos Play:5

1018 = Sonos Play:1 (2)

1019 = Denon generic devices

1020 = WHD

1021 = Raumfeld II(2016 series)

1022 = Harman Kardon Receiver series

1023 = Onkyo generic

1024 = Onkyo CR-N755

1025 = Pure One Flow Radios

1026 = Pure Jongo S3X

1027 = WHD II (CE/9xxx series)

1028 = Silvercrest devices

If the device does not appear in this list and problems still occur with the UPNP device, please use the following settings:

2001 = When no music is audible, the player in the user interface indicates that music is being played.

2002 = If the change to the next song fails / playlists can not be played.

2003 = If the zone plays once but after a PAUSE no PLAY works anymore.

2004 = combination between 2001 and 2002

2005 = Combination between 2001 and 2003

2006 = Additional codec for generic devices

2007 = Uses additional pause / start requests when changing songs


Events

All event inputs play the event with a rising edge until the edge is back to 0. That applies to:

-Alarm/Fire Alarm

-Bell

-Alarm Clock

If one of the inputs in the config is active, the event sound will be played once. Thereafter, the zone remains paused until the edge is back to 0.

Even if the edge is very short, the event is played for the event time Te set in Config.

The Event Sounds can be accessed from the Music Server and the Data Generator (Windows Explorer) at the following address:

If you would like to set your own event sound, copy it into the folder. For the doorbell it is named as follows: "1-doorbell.mp3"