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SRS-2 | Smart Room Sensor for 2021-2022 Samsung Frame TVs

With the completely redesigned SRS-2, we add support for the motion, light, and infrared sensors on the Samsung Frame TV.

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SRS-2 Overview

The Smart Room Sensor (SRS-2) is designed for use with Samsung The Frame TVs and is intended to duplicate the functionality of the motion, ambient light, and infrared (IR) sensors on all model years of Samsung The Frame TVs. This is accomplished through a direct wired connection to the One Connect Box.

Feature Highlights: 

  • Directly plugs into One Connect Box via Samsung X-Link port
  • Motion Detector - When in Art Mode the SRS-2 senses motion in the room to wake the TV from standby when motion is detected.   
  • Ambient Brightness Detector - Adjust the brightness of the screen when in TV mode based on the rooms lighting conditions.  Due to limitations in the TV's firmware, Samsung does not give us the ability to adjust the brightness of the artwork in Art Mode. We can only adjust the screen brightness when in TV mode. 
  • WiFi upgradable firmware 
  • Web based app for adjusting advanced settings 

Compatibility

The SRS-2 unit can be used with ALL model years of Samsung The Frame TVs across all screen sizes and does not require any special modifications to the frame.   The frame does not need to be removed from the TV to install due to this device connecting directly to the One Connect box. 

SRS-2 Quick Start Guide (Recommended for most users)

IMPORTANT: Before connecting the SRS-2 to the One Connect Box, you will need to adjust the following settings on the TV so the SRS-2 can be the source of these functions that are currently being performed by the sensors on the TV.

TV Setting Adjustments

Step 1: Launch the ART MODE screen by pressing the HOME button on the remote and navigate to ART MODE on the left navigation menu. (On older model years the menu and icon is across the bottom of the screen to the left)

Step 2: Scroll to the very bottom of the page and under “Art Mode Options” change SLEEP AFTER to OFF.

Connecting the SRS-2 to the TV

Step 1: On the back of the One Connect Box locate port labeled Ex-Link. Use the provided cable to connect directly to the TV Ex-Link port on the SRS-2. The provided cable is 6ft long, but if you would like a longer cable, we also offer optional 25' and 75' cables if you are placing your one connect box farther away. 

On the 32" TV's the One Connect plug is on the back of the TV itself rather than on the One Connect Box. Also note that for the 32" size TVs, Samsung did NOT build a motion sensor into that screen size of TV and therefore the SRS-2 will not provide motion sensing for that screen size. 

 

Step 2: Use the provided Mini-USB cable and power cube to connect to the Power port on the SRS-2.    

 

image-png-1DO NOT attempt to power the SRS-2 from one of the USB ports on the One Connect Box. With the current firmware of Samsung Frame TVs, the USB ports on the One Connect Box go to sleep when the TV is off or in standby and therefore would cut the power to the SRS-2 making it unable to detect motion in the room and wake up the TV.

 

Step 3: Place the SRS-2 in a discrete location in the room that free from shadows and obstructions for the best performance. 

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If the SRS-2 is placed inside a cabinet, it would not be able to receive IR signals or to accurately read the ambient light levels in the room and motion detection would be severely diminished. If detecting ambient room brightness is not important to you, you could place the device in a shadowed area or behind a glass cabinet door where IR signals & motion could still be detected.

 


How the Samsung Frame TV’s Native Settings Operate

Night Mode 

A setting within the TV’s Art Mode that will turn the TV off after one minute if there is a substantial decrease in the rooms ambient brightness (ie: when the lights are turned off). In some instances, adding a frame onto the tv can add enough shadow to fool the TV into thinking the lights are out and nobody is in the room. Night mode is often confused with the motion sensor on the TV, but actually has nothing to do with motion detection. 

Sleep After

A setting within the TV’s Art Mode that watches for motion in the room to determine if the room is occupied. If no motion in the room is detected for a set period of time (2 min, 5 min, 30 min, 1 hr, etc) the TV will turn off until motion is detected, at which time Art Mode will turn back on. 

Remote Control Communication / IR Sensor 

The Samsung remote that comes with the TV uses a hybrid communication method of both Bluetooth and  IR (infrared that requires direct  line of sight) to send remote commands to the TV. Since Bluetooth uses radio frequencies, adding a frame to the TV would not interfere. If you are using other IR only functions or a third party IR based remote, then the frame would block this IR sensor on the bottom of the TV. 

How the SRS-2 Integrates with the TVs Settings & Sensors 

Night Mode via SRS-2

The SRS-2 unit has an ambient light sensor to detect both from the front and the top of the device  and sends commands to the TV to replace the light sensor that’s built into the TV and detect that light from another location in the room rather than behind the frame. 

DO NOT enable Night Mode on the TV or you’ll find that the SRS-2 WILL NOT work as designed. 

Sleep After via SRS-2

The SRS-2 is equipped with a mini radar/motion sensor tower that can detect motion in the room to turn the TV after a default of 60 seconds and back on when motion is detected.  Since the TV has this feature disabled by default, we also have this featured disabled by default in the SRS-2. Click here for info on how to access the web interface to enable Sleep After on the SRS-2.

DO NOT try to specify the time delay in the TV’s settings or the SRS-2 WILL NOT work. Sleep After must be set to OFF. 

 

 

Device Features

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The SRS-2 is designed to be a simple plug & play device that packs many features as described above. These basic features can be verified through some of the colored lights on top of the device.

  • Power – When the device has power, the power LED will be solid white.
  • Motion Detection – The vertical radar bar contains an omni directional motion sensor to detect motion within approximately 20’ and will send an on command to the TV to wake up from sleep mode. This will only occur when the Sleep After setting in the SRS-2 module has been enabled. Click here for info on how to access this setting. 
  • System – This is a multi-colored LED that can be used to indicate when a firmware update is occurring or some other admin task. See colors reference table below. 

Color Indicators 

NOTE: The colors table below was a feature added with firmware version v1.48 and beyond. For the latest firmware version click here

System LED Color Meaning
Blinking Blue SRS-2 is initializing after power on.
Quick Red flash A command is being sent from the SRS-2 via the Ex-Link cable.
Purple Night Mode, waiting for room to brighten
Yellow Sleep After, Waiting for motion
Cyan (light blue) Powered off manually (remote, power switch, etc.), will not turn back on by itself

Additional Ports (for advanced future development):

For the initial release of the SRS-2 device, the IR IN & Ex-Link Pass ports are not enabled. Support for these advanced ports is scheduled to be added in Q4. 

    Updating SRS-2 Firmware

    Click Here for instructions on how to update the firmware. 

    Tell Us What You Think!

    FeedbackThe SRS-2 was created through 18 months of engineering and feedback from users just like yourself. We would love to know how we did with it and if there are any ways we could make it even better. All feedback is greatly appreciated. 

    Click Here for 2 Minute Survey 

     

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