VarTech Systems VT064PHB User`s guide

Solutions for Demanding Applications
VarTech Systems Inc.
Industrial CRT and Flat Panel Displays
VT064 Series
6.4” Flat Panel Series LCD Monitors
Model Numbers:
VT064P · VT064P-SS
VT064PHB
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
11
1.1 About LCD Monitors
1
4.1 Introduction
11
1.2 Product Safety Precautions
2
4.2 Installation
11
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
4-6
Section 3
Getting Started
7
3.1 Adjusting the Display
7
3.2 Adjustment Procedure
8-10
Troubleshooting Tips
14
Section 7
Mechanical Drawings
15
7.1 Panel Mount Procedure
15
6.4” Panel Mount Mechanical Drawing
16
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 to a
large extent the viewing angle, brightness and contrast. Beyond that it is
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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Section
DISPLAY SETUP
2
2.1
VT064 Series Display Features
⇒
The VT064 is capable of displaying 256K colors in a continuous spectrum. The high contrast
LCD enhances the image with no geometric distortion.
⇒
The VT064 Series directly accepts an analog 5 wire RGB with separate H/V.
⇒
The VT064 Series is set to VGA 640 x 480.
⇒
The VT064 Series is available in Panel Mount or Chassis Mount industrial packages.
⇒
The VT064 Series is supplied with a Anti-Reflective Screen unless equipped with an optional
Touch System.
⇒
The VT064 Series has a +12V DC jack. Vartech provides an optional 115/220VAC “Brick”
supply.
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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
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
⇒
VT064P, or VT064C LCD Monitor
5 ft Video Cable.
+12VDC power connection. (115/220VAC “Brick” Power Supply is optional)
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 Manual
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.
Pin assignments for the HD15
video connector.
Pin
1
Red Video
2
Green Video
3
Blue Video
4
Not Used
5
Return
6
Red Video Ground
7
Green Video Ground
8
Blue Video Ground
9
No Connection
10
Sync Ground
11
Not Used
12
Bi-Directional Data
13
Horizontal Sync
14
Vertical Sync
15
Data Clock (SCL)
Standard Resolution Supported
⇒
640 x 480 (VGA)
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.
HS/ CS
VS
X
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Section
3
GETTING STARTED
3.1 Adjusting the display
The VT104 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 and the OSD layout chart will
appear as indicated in Fig. 1 from left to right.
If you press the “MENU” the new settings are saved and the OSM appear and your setting will
be stored in the unit’s non volatile memory.
Vartech Systems
Menu
Select
www.vartechsystems.com
Definition of OSD (on screen display) Adjustments
There are four membrane buttons (as shown above) located on the rear of the unit. They will
activate the OSD and allow navigation to all adjustments if your unit requires adjustment.
OSD Layout
Main Menu
Sub Adjustment
Automatic Adjust
Geometry & Color Balance
Horizontal Position
Horizontal position
Vertical Position
Vertical Position
Horizontal Size
Horizontal Size
Phase
Phase
Brightness
Brightness
Contrast
Contrast
Color
Red, Green, Blue
OSD Language
English, Espanol, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano
Advanced
Factory Preset, OSD Hor. Pos., OSD Vert. Pos.
Cancel
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Adjustment Procedure
Adjustment Procedure
Feature
Adjustment Instructions
Automatic
Adjustment
Press Menu and the automatic adjustment will be the first item to appear on the
OSD.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to navigate to Geometry.
Press Select again and the display will automatically adjust the geometry.
Press the Up/Down button to Color Balance.
Hit Select again and the display will automatically preset the color balance to a
factory preset value.
Horizontal
Position
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the second icon which is Horz. Pos
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to achieve the desired position.
The desired value will be graphically illustrated along with a digital value.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next adjustment.
Vertical
Position
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the third icon which is Vertical Position.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to achieve the desired position.
The desired value will be graphically illustrated along with a digital value.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next adjustment.
Horizontal
Size
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the fourth icon which is Horizontal Size.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to achieve the desired size.
The desired value will be graphically illustrated along with a digital value.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next adjustment.
Phase
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the fifth icon which is Phase.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to achieve the desired phase.
The phase should be adjusted until the screen image is sharp and there is no
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next adjustment.
Brightness
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the sixth icon which is Brightness.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to achieve the desired brightness
level.
The desired value will be graphically illustrated along with a digital value.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next adjustment.
Contrast
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the seventh icon which is Contrast.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to achieve the desired contrast level.
The desired value will be graphically illustrated along with a digital value.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next adjustment.
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3.2
Adjustment Procedure Cont.
Adjustment Procedure Cont.
Feature
Color
Adjustment
Color temperature adjustments allows the user to adjust for desired white
balance.
This can be achieved by adjusting the Color Temperature control or adjusting
the individual Red, Green or Blue controls.
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the eight icon which is Color
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to select the Color
Temperature.
Hit Select again and adjust the Up/Down button and adjust to one of the
desired six digital values.
The six digital values are graphically illustrated.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next
adjustment.
If your require a unique white balance, you can adjust the individual colors to
achieve this value by proceeding with the following adjustments.
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the eight icon which is Color.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to select Red.
Hit Select again and adjust the red value which is graphically illustrated along
Red
with a digital value.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next
adjustment.
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the eight icon which is Color.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to select Blue.
Hit Select again and adjust the blue value which is graphically illustrated
Blue
along with a digital value.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next
adjustment.
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the eight icon which is Color.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to select Green.
Hit Select again and adjust the green value which is graphically illustrated
Green
along with a digital value.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next
adjustment.
OSD
Language
This function allows you to convert from English to the following languages:
Espanol, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano.
If you desire one of these languages, proceed to adjust as follows.
Espanol will be used as an example.
Espanol
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the ninth icon which is OSD Language.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to select Espanol.
Hit Select again and the display will convert all text to Espanol.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next
adjustment
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3.2
Adjustment Procedure Cont.
Adjustment Procedure Cont.
Feature
Adjustment Instructions
Advanced
The advanced control allows for several advanced adjustments.
♦ Factory Preset
♦ Sharpness
♦ OSD Horz. Pos
♦ OSD Vert. Pos
The Vartech display has a number of standard settings installed at the factory for
your convenience. If you make a number of adjustments and then want to default
to the standard settings, proceed as follows.
Factory
Preset
Sharpness
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the ninth icon which is Advanced.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to select Factory Preset.
Hit Select again and the display will default to all original factory adjustments.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next adjustment.
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the eight icon which is Advanced.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to select Sharpness.
Hit Select again and adjust the sharpness value which is graphically illustrated
along with a digital value.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next adjustment.
If you desire to adjust the OSD display off center to another location, proceed to
adjust the horizontal and vertical position as outlined.
OSD
Horz. Pos
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the ninth icon which is Advanced.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to select OSD Horz. Pos.
Hit Select again and adjust the horizontal position of the OSD to your desired
location.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next adjustment.
OSD
Vert. Pos.
Press Menu. Press the Up button to the ninth icon which is Advanced.
Hit Select and then press the Up/Down button to select OSD Vert Pos.
Hit Select again and adjust the vertical position of the OSD to your desired location.
When complete press Select and you are ready to move to the next adjustment.
Cancel
This control allows the cancellation of any values previously entered.
Press Menu. Press the Up button to Cancel.
Hit Select and all entries will be canceled.
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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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Section
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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Section
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
VT064P
6.4” DiamondVue Panel Mount Mechanical Drawing
7.1
Page(s)
16
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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8
SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINEERING SPECIFICATIONS
Panel Size
6.4”
Type
Active Matrix Color Thin Film Transistor (TFT)
Resolution Capabilities
VGA
Pixel Pitch
.203 mm
Active Display Area
5.14” x 3.82”
211mm x 159mm
Pixel Format
640 x 480
Viewing Angle (Left/Right)
55/55 deg.
Viewing Angle (Up/Down)
35/35 deg.
Contrast Ratio
150:1
Brightness
Standard: 300 Nits
High Bright: 700 Nits
Response Time
TR = 30ms typical
TF = 50ms typical
Back Lights
Cold Cathode 50,000 Hrs. Half Life
Video Connector
HD15(F), RCA (NTSC/PAL), 5 Pin Mini Din (S-Video)
Colors Supported
256K
Video Input
Analog 0.7v p-p, NTSC/PAL
Sync
Separate H & V, Combined, SOG
Input Voltage
+12VDC
Power consumption
30 Watts
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
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VARTECH SYSTEMS INC.
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
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