VarTech Systems VTPC150VS User`s guide

Solutions for Demanding Applications
VarTech Systems Inc.
Industrial CRT and Flat Panel Displays
VT150 DiamondVue Series
15.0” Flat Panel Series LCD Monitors
VT150P · VT150P-SS · VT150PI
VT150R · VT150W · VT150M
Transflectives:
VT150PTSR · VT150PSSTSR
VT150RTSR · VT150WTSR · VT150MTSR
User’s Guide
Read these instructions completely before attempting to operate your new Color Display.
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Table Of Contents
Page
Section 1
Page
Section 4
Introduction
1
Touch screen
10
1.1 About LCD Monitors
1
4.1 Introduction
10
1.2 Product Safety Precautions
2
4.2 Installation
10
Section 2
Section 5
Display Setup
3
Display Features
3
2.1 Unpacking The Display
4
Section 6
2.2 Included Parts
4
Cleaning & Maintenance
2.3 Connecting Your Display
4
2.4 Signal Connections
4-5
Section 3
Troubleshooting Tips
11-12
13
Section 7
Mechanical Drawings
14
7.1 Panel Mount Procedure
14
Getting Started
6
Panel Mount Mechanical
15-16
3.1 Adjusting the Display
6
Rack Mount Mechanical
17
3.2 Adjustment Procedure
7-9
Wall Mount Mechanical
18
Intecolor Configured Mechanical
19-20
Section 8
Display Specifications
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Section
1
INTRODUCTION
About LCD Monitors
1.1 What you gain by using an LCD monitor in your industrial controls
LCDs
are the future of display technology. Although CRTS have dropped in
cost significantly, they do not offer the performance, reliability, and
mounting options available with LCDs. LCD monitors consist primarily
of an LCD, Video Board and a Back Light video. The LCD determines
the function of the video board which converts the analog RGB (Red, Green, Blue) signals from a
standard video card to a high quality, digital RGB that the LCD can display.
Recently the video card has taken on a new role. It is the responsibility of this device to “scale” a
particular video resolution to the “native” resolution of the LCD. Simply, consider that a computer is
putting out a VGA [640x480] resolution signal, yet the LCD that is connected is an XGA
[1024x768] display. The displayed picture would be in the center 1/3 of the LCD. With the
introduction of the scaling engine. The converter will mathematically recalculate the 640x480 to
1024x768. This may sound simple but it is in fact a complex algorithm that adjusts for different
aspect ratios and pixel alignment, essentially smoothing text and graphics to produce a picture
that is pleasant to the eye.
All Vartech displays from 12.1” (800x600) to 23.1 (1600x1200) incorporate scaling engines in the
converter card.
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1.2
Product Safety Precautions
⇒
Ensure that sufficient space is available around the display to provide the circulation
necessary for cooling.
⇒
Ensure that the ambient air temperature will not exceed the specified maximum
temperature.
⇒
Do not attempt to service this display yourself. The rear chassis has a seal so that non
qualified personal will not expose themselves to dangerous voltages or other risks.
⇒
To protect from electrical shock, unplug the display power supply from the wall before
moving.
⇒
Do not expose the display to direct sunlight or heat.
⇒
Do not use this display near water
⇒
Do not place any heavy objects on the power cords. Damage may cause electrical shock.
⇒
Unplug the power supply from the wall or unit if one of the following conditions exists.
⇒ Power cord or plug is damaged or frayed
⇒ Liquid is spilled into the display or the display is exposed to rain or water.
⇒ The display does not operate normally when the operating instructions are
followed.
⇒ The display has been dropped or the enclosure has been damaged.
⇒ The display exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for
service.
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DISPLAY SETUP
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2.1 VT150 Series Display Features
⇒
Capable of displaying unlimited colors in a continuous spectrum. The high contrast LCD
enhances the image with no geometric distortion.
⇒
The VT150 DiamondVue Series directly accepts an analog 5 wire RGB with separate H/V sync
or 4 wire RGB with separate combined sync or 3 wire SOG.
⇒
The VT150 DiamondVue Series is auto synchronous adjusting the display to the appropriate
input between VGA, SVGA,XGA, and SXGA.
⇒
The VT150 DiamondVue Series is available in Panel Mount, Rack Mount, or Wall Mount
industrial packages.
⇒
The VT150 DiamondVue Series is supplied with a Anti-Reflective Screen unless equipped with
an optional Touch System.
⇒
The VT150 DiamondVue Series has an integrated 115/220VAC supply as standard on all
models. Optional DC voltage available.
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2.2 Unpacking and setting up your display
Your LCD monitor package will consist of the components listed below. Open shipping
container and lay all components on a flat clean surface.
2.3 What is included with your display
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
VT150R, VT150P, VT150PSS, VT150M, VT150W, VT150PI LCD Monitor or
VT150PTSR, VT150PSSTSR, VT150RTSR, VT150WTSR or VT150MTSR Transflective
5 ft Video Cable
10-32 Mounting Hardware. (For use with Panel Mount only)
6 ft RS232 Touch Interface Cable (Optional when touch is installed)
CD ROM with Touch Screen Drivers (Optional when touch is installed)
Users Guide (Printed or on CD)
2.4 Connecting the Display
1. Connect all cables to the computer first. This would include the VGA cable and the optional
RS 232 serial touch screen connection.
2. After connecting the cables between the LCD monitor and the computer, plug the customer
supplied +12VDC source to the 12V connection on the rear.
3. Once the +12V connection is made, the display is active.
4. If your computer was off, turn on your computer.
5. Your display should now operate as a normal computer display showing your windows or
whatever video is being sent to the flat panel.
Note: If for any reason the display goes blank and gives an “out of Range” or “No Input Signal”,
your computer or video source is putting out a signal that is out of range of the LCD’s video
board. If this happens, reboot the computer or video source and make sure you are inputting
the correct signal. If the display doesn’t work properly, it may be because:
(a) The resolution is to high or low for the LCD.
(b) The refresh rate is set to high. Refresh on an LCD is different than a CRT. Set the refresh to
60Hz. CRT’s need a high refresh rate to avoid flicker. The refresh rate has no impact on
LCD’s.
(c) The power source is incorrect.
(d) The unit is malfunctioning. If you believe this to be true, disconnect the video cable from the
rear of the LCD and connect to a known good computer CRT display. If the computer
display is working satisfactory and the video is within the appropriate range, then contact
Vartech Customer service for a RMA number at 800-223-8050.
2.5
Signal Connections
To avoid irregular operation and /or damage to the display, please insure correct video is being
supplied as shown on the following page.
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2.5
Signal Connections Cont.
You can use an HD-15 connector cable or a BNC adapter cable to connect the flat panel
monitor to the host computer. The HD-15 video cable (supplied in the kit) you use with this
monitor is equipped with a conventional HD-15 connector at each end.
Note: The following figure is the view looking into the pin end of the male connector or solder
term end of the female connector.
HD-15 Video Connector
The following table provides the pin numbers
and corresponding pin assignments for the
HD-15 video connector.
Pin Signal (HD15)
Pin Signal (HD15)
Pin
Signal (HD15)
1
Red Video
6
Red Video Ground
11
Ground
2
Green Video
7
Green Video Ground
12
DDC Data
3
Blue Video
8
Blue Video Ground
13
Horizontal Sync
4
Ground
9
No Connection
14
Vertical Sync
5
Ground (DDC Return)
10 NGD-Sync / Self Test
15
DDC Clock
Composite Video Input Connector: CVBS 1.0V p-p
S-Video: S-VHS
LUMA Signal Input 0.7V p-p
CHROMA Signal Input 0.7V p-p
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2.5
Signal Connections Cont.
Optional BNC Adaptor Cable
A 5BNC-to-HD15 adapter cable is available. The functions of the cables are described below.
⇒ R, B, and G: Red, Green, and Blue input connectors to establish color.
These are used for RS-343 analog signals.
⇒ HS/CS: Separate horizontal/composite sync signal from the video
source.
⇒ VS: Separate vertical sync signal from the video source.
BNC Adapter Cable
This table describes the signal types you can use with the connectors:
BNC Signal Types
BNC Signal Type
Description
R
G
B
Sync-on-Green
(Not Available)
Use the three video connectors.
Horizontal and vertical syncs are
supplied on the green video line.
X
X
X
Composite Sync
(Not available)
Use the three video connectors
plus the horizontal sync/
composite sync input
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Use the three video connectors
Separate Horizontal plus the horizontal sync/
and Vertical Sync.
composite sync and vertical sync
input.
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HS/ CS
VS
X
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GETTING STARTED
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3.1
Adjusting the display
The VT150 DiamondVue Series display has an embedded microprocessor in the converter
card. Once you have the unit displaying the resolution you desire for your application do the
following:
In order to navigate to the appropriate adjustments, press Menu (or MODE) and the OSD
layout chart will appear as indicated as shown below.
MODE
3.2
Definition of OSD (on screen display) Adjustments
There are four membrane buttons located on the unit. They will activate the OSD and allow
navigation to all adjustments if your unit requires adjustment.
Press MENU (or MODE) and a major adjustment category will appear. Press DOWN or UP
and you will see the remaining adjustment categories. Press SEL to select a category or item
for adjustment. The actual adjustment categories are listed under each major category (bold)
as shown below.
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
PICTURE
Brightness, Contrast, Clock, Phase, H Position, V Position
ADVANCED
Color temp, User red, User green, User blue, Gamma
OPTION
OSD, OSD H pos, OSD V pos, Backlight
UTILITY
OSD Timeout, OSD background, auto adjust, factory reset,
power on time, backlight on time
PICTURE
Brightness, Contrast, Color, Tint, Sharpness
VIDEO
Video format, Video type
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3.3
Adjustment
OSD Agent
Description
Picture
Brightness Adjusts the brightness of PC RGB’s
brightness.
Used to fine tune and get the best
image by removing noises that create
unstable images with jitters and
Adjusts the contrast of PC RGB’s
Contrast
shimmers.
contrast.
Clock
Removes the noises. When frequency
value is wrong, the image has horizontal
lines especially in 1 dot on and off.
Phase
Removes the noises. When phase
value is wrong, the image has vertical
lines especially in 1 dot on and off.
H Position
Adjusts the horizontal position.
V Position
Adjusts the vertical position.
OSD Agent
Description
Advanced
Color
Used to fine color and get the favorite Temp
color by selecting items, otherwise
you can adjust each you want.
User Red
Select Reddish color or Bluish
Adjusts the color of Red.
User Green Adjusts the color of Green.
User Blue
Adjusts the color of Blue
Gamma
Adjusts the color characteristics
OSD Agent
Option
Used to move OSD window position.
Description
Moves the OSD Window quickly
OSD
OSD H pos Moves the OSD Window in the
horizontal direction.
OSD V pos Moves the OSD Window in the vertical
direction.
Backlight
8
Adjusts the backlight.
3.3
Adjustment
OSD Agent
Utility
Used to adjust OSD Window
characteristics.
Description
OSD
timeout
Adjusts the OSD disappear time.
OSD
Background
Adjusts the OSD transparency.
Auto
Adjust
Function of executing auto adjustment.
Factory
Reset
Function of initializing setting value.
Power on
Time
Indicates active time on board.
Backlight on Indicates active time on backlight of
panel.
Time
OSD Agent
Picture
Used to fine tune and get the best
image you want.
Description
Brightness
Adjusts the brightness of VIDEO /
S-VHS RGB’s.
Contrast
Adjusts the contrast of VIDEO / S-VHS
RGB’s.
Color
Adjusts the color of VIDEO / S-VHS
RGB’s.
Tint
Adjusts the tint of VIDEO / S-VHS
RGB’s.
Sharpness
Adjusts the sharpness of VIDEO /
S-VHS RGB’s.
OSD Agent
Video
Used to fine tune and get the best
image by removing noises.
Description
Video
Format
Select the video format.
Video Type
Select the video player.
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Section
4
4.1
TOUCH SCREEN
Introduction
Touch screens are a common means to interface operator inputs to a system. The universal
standard of Windows GUI (Graphical User Interface) has significantly increased the use of
touch screens.
There are four main touch technologies. The technologies are resistive, surface acoustic
wave (SAW), capacitive, and infrared (IR). Each touch technology has advantages and
disadvantages based on different user applications.
4.2
Installation
All Vartech Systems displays configured with a touch screen are supplied with a CDROM
which includes user manuals, application software, and drivers for various operating systems.
Insert the supplied CDROM into a CDROM drive and follow the installation instructions that
will appear on the screen.
Limited technical support is available by contacting Vartech Systems customer support at
800-223-8050.
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5
TROUBLESHOOTING
Troubleshooting
Trouble
No Picture
Troubleshooting Tip
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
Image Persistence
The signal cable should be properly connected to the
display card and computer.
Try disconnecting the video cable from the display and
connecting to a CRT display if available to confirm the
presence of proper video.
Make sure power is connected to the proper DC or AC
source.
Make sure the resolution mode is supported by the display and
check settings of the display card.
Confirm that the video cable is not defective.
Image persistence occurs when a ghost of an image remains on
the screen after the monitor has been turned off. Unlike a CRT
monitor, an LCD monitor’s image persistence is not permanent.
To erase an image ghost, turn the monitor off for as long as the
image was displayed. If the image was on for one hour and the
ghost of the image remains, the display should be turned off for
one hour to erase the image. To avoid this problem, use a screen
saver.
Picture Quality & Image Stability ⇒ Check for proper video cable for proper grounding and
shielding.
⇒ Check the signal source for proper signal.
⇒ Check for proper adjustment of the Phase and Frequency
controls.
⇒ Check for proper recommended signal timing.
Green LED not lit
Check for proper power and power connections
Green LED blinking
This indicates absence of video or proper video for this display
Display image is not properly
sized
⇒
No S-Video or NTSC operation
⇒
⇒
Adjust the Vertical and Horizontal size controls via the OSD.
(Reference setup adjustments)
⇒ Ensure that a supported mode is selected on the display card
or system being used. Consult the display card or system
manual for proper video.
Check for proper connections.
Check the setup instructions for proper input selection.
If these tips do not solve your problem, contact Vartech Systems Customer Service support.
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Troubleshooting Cont.
Trouble
Troubleshooting Tip
Screen is blank.
Screen saver activated.
Video Cable problem. Check for proper installation
Change video cable .
Faulty video display. Needs Service.
Image is dim, even with
brightness and contrast
controls set full UP
Video cable problem. Check for proper installation of cables
Faulty video source.
Faulty display.
Image not centered
Reset the horizontal and vertical positioning using the on-screen
menu. Check to see if video source is operating within the
monitor’s range
Image will not adjust
Video timing outside of range. Use the on-screen menu to ad
just the Clock Setting.
Make sure timing is within VESA standard.
Image is not stable.
Monitor has incorrect or bad sync signals.
Check for proper video cable installation.
Replace suspected faulty cable.
Check to ensure that video source is operating within the display’s
range.
Vertical shaded bars on
Screen image
Horizontal size not properly adjusted.
Adjust horizontal size settings
Colors are missing
Faulty video cable.
Missing from video source.
Connect video source to another display
Screen jitter or noisy display
Monitor clock phase not properly adjusted
Slight distortion in text or
Graphics.
Not working in native resolution.
Display is present but “bars”
Appear or roll across screen
Ground loop problem between computer and display
Interference from adjacent equipment
The background looks
Acceptable but text and
Icons seem to be missing
rows of pixels
Video running interlace mode.
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6
CLEANING AND MAINTANENCE
Cleaning
Occasionally clean the display panel and cabinet with a soft cloth dampened (not soaked) with a
mild (non-abrasive) glass cleaner. Keep turning a fresh side of the cloth toward the screen surface to
avoid scratching it with accumulated grit.
Note:
The solvent should be applied only to the cloth, and not directly on the monitor screen.
Do not use paper products as they may scratch the surface. To minimize the risk of abrasion, allow
the screen to stand dry.
Special care should be taken when cleaning a touch screen or polycarbonate shield that is installed
over the screen. Abrasive and certain chemical cleaners can easily damage the surface.
Never use alcoholic or ammoniac cleaners to clean the polycarbonate shield or a touch screen.
Note:
For best results cleaning a monitor with the optional antireflective tempered glass display shield, a
solution of denatured alcohol is recommended to thoroughly clean the display.
Replacing a Line Cord
To avoid shock and fire hazards, the monitor’s power cord should be replaced if the insulation
becomes broken or if it develops a loose internal connection.
Other Maintenance
Qualified service personnel should perform all maintenance, except for the power cord replacement
described above.
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Section
7
MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
Mechanical Drawings
Model
Description
VT150P
15.0” DiamondVue Panel Mount Mechanical Drawing
15-16
VT150R
15.0” DiamondVue Rack Mount Mechanical Drawing
17
VT150W
15.0” Wall Mount Mechanical Drawing
18
VT150PI
15.0” Intecolor Configured Mechanical Drawing
7.1
Page(s)
19-20
Panel Mount Procedure
Panel Mounting Procedure
1. Cut and drill the panel (refer to panel mount drawing). Measurements are in inches.
Panel Mounting Cutout
2. If access to the side of the monitor is not available following installation, attach the power and video
cables to the side of the monitor at this time.
3. Install the monitor in the prepared cutout.
4. Install the lock nuts and washers, supplied with the monitor, behind the holes running along the sides
and top/bottom of the cutout in the panel. Extra lock nuts and washers are provided.
Note:
Use #10-32 nuts for mounting.
5. Tighten all mounting nuts evenly to a torque of 24 inch-pounds.
ATTENTION: Mounting nuts must be tightened to a torque of 24 inch-pounds to provide panel seal and
avoid potential damage. Vartech Systems assumes no responsibility for water or chemical damage
to the monitor or other equipment within the enclosure due to improper installation.
6. Attach the power and video cables to the side of the monitor if you have not already done so.
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SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINEERING SPECIFICATIONS
Panel Size
15.0”
Type
TFT Active matrix w/ Anti-Glare coating
Resolution Capabilities
VGA to SXGA
Pixel Pitch
0.297mm
Active Display Area
150M / 150W:
11.97” x 8.95” / 304mm x 227mm
150PI / 150P / 150P-SS / 150R:
12.11” x 9.12” / 307.59mm x 231.65mm
Pixel Format
640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024
Viewing Angle (Left/Right)
70/70º
Viewing Angle (Up/Down)
65/70º
Contrast Ratio
300:1
Brightness
Response Time
150P, 150R, 150PSS, 150W, 150M, 150PI:
450 Nits
Transflectives:
over 1000 Nits*
TR = 5ms typical
TF = 20ms typical
Back Lights
Cold Cathode 50,000 Hrs. Half Life
Video Connector
HD15(F); Composite Video (CVSC); S-Video (S-VHS)
Colors Supported
16.2M
Video Input
Sync
RGB Analog (0.7V p-p / 75ohm) , Digital
NTSC / PAL, CVBS (1.0V p-p)
S-VHS, luma/chroma (.7V p-p / 75ohm)
Separate H&V, Combined,
SOG (Sync On Green), Digital
Input Voltage
AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 1.0A
Power consumption
Normal: 35Watts DPMS: < 5Watts
Operating Temperature
0 to 50ºC
Storage Temperature
-20 to 60ºC
Operating Humidity
10 to 95%NC
Storage Humidity
10 to 95%NC
Operating Altitude
Up to 10,000 ft
Storage Altitude
Up to 40,000 ft
*Outdoor Brightness Equivalent (Varies depending upon sunlight brightness)
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VARTECH SYSTEMS
HEADQUARTERS
11529 Sun Belt Ct.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Toll-Free: 800.223.8050
International Phone: 001.225.298.0300
Fax: 225.297.2440
E-mail: sales@vartechsystems.com
www.vartechsystems.com
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