How to work with encoded sound projects for ZIMO sound decoder

On this side published *.zpp files are encrypted and without load code is not possible to record them to the sound decoder. To obtain the load code should be read from the sound decoder values of 4 CV's. They are CV250-253, which also represent the serial number of the sound decoder and are unique.

The contents of this CV you send us with sound project order and we generate ProformaInvoice for payment. After the payment we will send you 4 numbers in the format xxx: xxx: xxx: xxx, which present an load code to load the *. ZPP to the sound decoder. You have to write them to  CV260-263 and then you can upload a sound project.

There is several ways how to record a coded sound project (the CSP) to the sound decoder.

1. ZIMO command station.

Decoder can be in model at programming track and this is connected to command station. Upload sound project to USB stick with max size 2GB. Then connect USB key to command station enter the load code to the decoder (CV260-263) and through the menu connect to a USB key.


Press "M" to open menu of the command station.
Press "A" select to the System menu.
With wheel on the right to adjust the command station to "USB STICK-DEC-UPD" and press "A".
Select the required *.zpp and press "A".
Command station connects to the decoder, reads the version of software and decoder address. Then press "A".
Command station upload to the decoder CV settings. Don't press anything. If this stage repeated over and over or update failure, you may be trying to upload *.zpp to wrong decoder.
 
After uploading the CV's starts sounds upload. This is the longest part of uploading. Depending on the size of an sound project, it may take 10-15 minutes.
After upload finish, you will see this message.
Back to operating mode you can return gradually pressing the key "E".

2. ZIMO sound programmer

ZIMO sound programmer (ZSP) is a software platform for "Windows", which is primarily designed for creating sound projects.

Currently supported hardware is command station MX31ZL and MX32ZL, MXDECUP / MXDECUPU. Current version can be downloaded from the website www.zimo.at, at "Update & Sound". We recommend using the latest version.

Before the start of the program is appropriate to have a decoder connected through a supported device. When the program starts, this window will appear.

2.1. Mode „Vorhandenes Sound-Projekt unverändert in den Decoder laden“

Confirm "Vorhandenes Sound-day project in unverändert Decoder laden." Before selecting this option has to be set the content of CV260-CV263 at decoder.

You will see the window for selection *.zpp project.

Select the appropriate *.zpp file and click OK. If you doesn't set at beginning of CV260-263, you will see the screen prompting you to enter them.


When CV260-263 was set, continues uploading *.zpp file to the decoder.


About end of uploading you are informed.


At this point is possible try the decoder, if you have connected speakers. If you've uploaded over the DCC command station, just by pressing "E" you can switch back to operating mode and you can try.

2.2. Mode „Vorhandenes Sound-Projekt zwecks Bearbeitung öffnen“

Mode according to section 2.1. has the disadvantage that you need to have a command station which is able to write CV260-263. If you do not have such and prefer this way, then select "Sound-Vorhandenes project zwecks Bearbeitung öffnen".

You will be prompted to open an audio project. You will see that you are getting with installing software ZSP.

Immerse into any directory and choose any project, confirm it.

You get to the SW ZSP.

To be sure, check the connection of your hardware - Settings/Select the COM port.

Enter the authorization code - Decoder/Load Code programmieren

Enter the code and confirm the "Programm". After inserting the code you can see upper the "Program" shows "Load Code programmed." Close this window via the "Close".

Through the menu Decoder/Ready to use programmieren file, you will see a window for selecting the *.zpp file

If you have the proper authorization code, it starts recording.

About end of uploading you are informed.

At this point is possible try the decoder, if you have connected speakers. If you've uploaded over the DCC command station, just by pressing "E" you can switch back to operating mode and you can try.