UNIVERSAL PROGRAMMABLE SCROLLING LCD

S. & A.S. LTD
UNIVERSAL PROGRAMMABLE SCROLLING LCD
REF. UNILCD V1.1
USER’S MANUAL
FOR S/W VERSION 1.00
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Beirut Office:
Boutros Building 1st Basement
Cheikh-el-Ghabi Street
Ghabi Beirut 2068 7808
Lebanon
Tel: +961 1 216 994
Fax:+961 1 339 600
Headquarters & Factory:
S. & A. S. Building
Seaside Road
Jieh Chouf
Lebanon
Tel: +961 7 996 333
Fax:+961 7 996 116
Website:
www.sascontrollers.com
Technical Support & Email:
Tel: +961 71 996 333
support@sascontrollers.com
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1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
1.1 TECHNICAL DATA .............................................................................................................................. 3
2. FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
2.1 SETTING AND ACCESSING THE MENU ........................................................................................... 3
2.2 FLOOR CONFIGURATION ................................................................................................................. 4
2.3 DISPLAY CONFIGURATION............................................................................................................... 4
2.4 FLOOR GREETING MESSAGES........................................................................................................ 5
2.5 SPECIAL MESSAGES ......................................................................................................................... 5
3. INSTALLATION AND MOUNTING
3.1 INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................................... 5
3.2 MOUNTING.......................................................................................................................................... 5
4. UNILCD DESKTOP APPLICATION
4.1 INSTALLING THE UNILCD DRIVER ................................................................................................... 5
4.2 INSTALL DESKTOP APPLICATION PROCESS ................................................................................. 5
4.3 RUNNING UNILCD DESKTOP APPLICATION................................................................................... 8
5. UNILCD MOBILE APPLICATION
5.1 INSTALLING THE UNILCD APPLICATION ...................................................................................... 12
5.2 RUNNING UNILCD MOBILE APPLICATION .................................................................................... 12
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1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The UNILCD is a universal scrolling display for the elevator floor information. It is capable of handling up to 32
floors with the possibility of editing and modifying the display contents for each floor. It has a 28x17 pixels graphic
display. Three push buttons are provided to access the menu and change the display contents of each floor as well
as modify the display configuration and function. Furthermore, a Desktop application and an Android application
are provided to access the menu and change its contents.
1.1 TECHNICAL DATA
Supply voltage
Inputs
Connection
Dimensions
Board supply: 22Vdc +15% -25%
Input active voltage level is:
22Vdc for A, B, C, D and E inputs
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0Vdc for arrows when ALo is set to Yes
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22Vdc for arrows when ALo is set to No
Screw type, plug-in connectors
Screen: 83mmx49mm
Case: 113mmx81mmx34mm
2. FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
The content of the memory corresponding to the floor set by the gray or binary (set by Ind) inputs is displayed (GF,
B1, M, 1 ....). Every change on the floor information inputs triggers the scrolling of the display to reflect the content
of the newly selected floor. The scrolling direction depends on the elevator direction and on the Sdr setting. Arrows
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are also shown on the display .
2.1 SETTING AND ACCESSING THE MENU
To access the parameters menu, press the SELECT/OK push button. You will be prompted to enter a password.
The password consists of 3 digits. It is provided by S. & A.S. Co. Ltd. It is referred to as client password. The first
digit on the left starts blinking. Use the NEXT/DEC push button to decrement the digit and the PREV/INC push
button to increment the digit. When the desired digit is reached, push the SELECT/OK push button. The digit is
accepted and replaced by “*”. The next digit starts blinking. Repeat the above procedure for the remaining 2 digits.
If you have entered the right password, access to the menu will be granted. Otherwise, access will be denied.
Once you entered the menu, the PREV/INC and NEXT/DEC push buttons are used to scroll up and down
respectively in the menu list. Pressing the SELECT/OK push button will edit the value of the parameter displayed.
Use the PREV/INC or NEXT/DEC push buttons to respectively increase or decrease the value. Press the
SELECT/OK push button to save new value. Following is a description of the parameters:
Display
FLr
Cfg
SMS
MES
MET
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Description
Sets the contents to be displayed for each floor.
Selects the greeting messages according to the location of the
UniLCD (cabin or hall) or disables greeting messages all
together.
For hall with wide or long selection, hall greeting message will
be displayed when both arrows are inactive.
For hall with double selection, hall greeting message will be
displayed all the time.
For cabin with wide or long selection, no hall greeting
message is displayed.
For cabin and double selection, hall greeting message will be
displayed when one of the arrows is blinking.
If the message is shorter than 39 characters, it can be ended
by entering CR
.
Sets the delay in seconds to display the greeting message
when both arrows are inactive. Applicable only for hall with
wide or long selection.
REFER TO SECTION 2.1 TO ACCESS ALO SETTING
REFER TO SECTION 2.3 FOR MORE DETAILS
Range
Factory
setting
0…9, blank, -, +,
A…Z, a…z
GF to 31
Dis, Hal, Cab
Dis
39 Characters
Welcome
5 to 99
10 sec
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Display
Flr
MES
Ctr
Sdr
ALo
Ind
LCo
LCn
Lng
Bas
Mez
Flp
FSt
Ext
Description
For cabin selection, greeting message of each floor will be
displayed when both arrows are inactive or one of the arrows
is fixed.
For each floor, a greeting message will be entered to be
displayed.
If the message is shorter than 39 characters, it can be ended
by entering CR
.
Sets the display contrast.
Sets the scroll direction.
When Yes is selected, Up and Down arrow become active
low.
Selects the floor coding.
Selects the character display color.
Selects the display configuration.
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Sets the special messages language .
Sets the number of basements.
Once the basement number is selected, the floors
configuration will be updated automatically.
The basements configuration will have “B#” format.
Indicates the presence of one mezzanine floor. Once the
mezzanine is modified the floors configuration will be updated
automatically.
When set to Yes, the mezzanine floor is added with “ M”
configuration between GF and first floor.
Flips display upside down, it is adjusted according to the
viewing angle.
Load factory setting.
Exit menu.
Range
Factory
setting
39 Characters
Welcome
0 to 30
Dn, Up, Non
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Dn
Yes, No
Yes
gra, bin
Whi, Blu
Wid, Lng, Dbl
Eng, Fre, Swe, Spa
gra
Whi
Wid
Eng
0 to 9
0
Yes, No
No
Yes, No
No
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2.2 FLOOR CONFIGURATION
The memory content of each floor can be modified by following the steps below:
1. Make sure that the display is powered; it should show the memory content of the currently selected floor.
2. Enter the menu and select FLr CFg, to change the configurations of the floors
3. The display will show the first floor number on line 1. The corresponding memory content is shown on the
second line.
4. Use the NEXT/DEC or PREV/INC push button to scroll to the desired floor.
5. Press the SELECT/OK push button. The leftmost character of the memory content of this floor starts
blinking
6. Use the NEXT/DEC or PREV/INC push button to scroll to the desired leftmost character (0…9, blank, -, +,
A…Z, a…z)
7. Press the SELECT/OK to save the leftmost character content. The rightmost character starts blinking.
8. Use the NEXT/DEC or PREV/INC push button to scroll to the desired rightmost character (0…9, blank, -,
+, A…Z, a…z)
9. Press the SELECT/OK to save the rightmost character content.
10. To exit the floor configuration, scroll to F00 and Press NEXT/DEC or scroll to F31 and Press PREV/INC to
show FLr CFg page.
2.3 DISPLAY CONFIGURATION
The character display color can be white or blue. Selection is done by LCo.
The display has 3 configurations:
1. Horizontal wide: Selection by setting LCn to Wid. The display is mounted horizontally and uses the full
screen to show the floor information in big characters. Arrows are shown on the side. When a greeting
message is displayed the screen will be splitted into two horizontal lines.
2. Vertical: Selection by setting LCn to Lng. The display is mounted vertically and uses the full screen to
show the floor information in big characters. Arrows are shown on top and bottom.
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REFER TO SECTION 2.5 FOR MORE DETAILS
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3. Horizontal with 2 lines: Selection by setting LCn to Dbl. The display is mounted horizontally. It uses first
line to show the floor information. The second line is used for the greeting messages. Arrows are shown on
the side of first line.
The display can be flipped upside down according to the viewing angle. Selection is done by Flp. To elaborate, for
Wid and Dbl, flip should be set to Yes for eye level or lower mounting. Moreover, for Lng configuration, flip should
be set to Yes for right hand side mounting.
2.4 FLOOR GREETING MESSAGES
The greeting message content of each floor can be modified by following the steps below:
1. Make sure that the display is powered; it should show the memory content of the currently selected floor.
2. Enter the menu and select FLr MES to change the content of the greeting message of each floor.
3. The display will show the first floor number on line 1. The corresponding greeting message content is
shown on the second line.
4. Use the NEXT/DEC or PREV/INC push button to scroll to the desired floor.
5. Press the SELECT/OK push button. The first character of the greeting message of this floor starts blinking.
6. Use the NEXT/DEC or PREV/INC push button to scroll to the desired character.
7. Press the SELECT/OK to save the first character content. The second character starts blinking.
8. Repeat the same procedure to enter the whole floor message.
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is entered to end the greeting message.
10. To exit the floor messages, scroll to F00 and Press NEXT/DEC or scroll to F31 and Press PREV/INC to
show FLr MES page.
2.5 SPECIAL MESSAGES
When a S. & A.S. controller is connected to UNILCD and the display type is set to “enhanced”, six different special
messages will be displayed according to the lift status. The language of these messages is selected by Lng:
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English (Wait, Maintenance, out of service, call maintenance, evacuation, over load).
French (Attendre, Revision, Hors service, Appeler service, Evacuation, Charge max).
Swedish (Vänta, Service, Out of service, Call maintenance, evacuation, overlast).
Spanish (Espere un momento, En mantenimiento, Fuera de servicio, Llamar a mantenimiento, evacuacion,
Sobrecarga).
3. INSTALLATION AND MOUNTING
3.1 INSTALLATION
Connect terminals P and GND to power supply.
Connect terminals A, B, C, D and E of the UNILCD board directly to A, B, C, D and E of the controller board.
Connect terminals UP and DOWN of the UNILCD board directly to UP and DOWN arrow of the controller board.
3.2 MOUNTING
Mounting plate thickness: 0.8mm to 5mm.
Cutout in mounting plate: 111mmx71mm.
No need for welded studs (screws).
4. UNILCD DESKTOP APPLICATION
4.1 INSTALLING THE UNILCD DRIVER
In order to install the application on a computer, a CD is provided by S.&A.S.Ltd and the below steps shall be
followed:
1. Run file “SAS_Patch.exe” located in “UniLCDDriver” folder.
2. Plug in the USB cable to the UniLCD device before turning power on.
3. Turn on the UniLCD device.
4.2 INSTALL DESKTOP APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Run “UniLCD_windows_1_1” application.
2. Click next to continue the installation.
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3. Choose the destination directory of the application.
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4. Select the folder where the shortcut will be created.
5. The UniLCD Application is installed successfully.
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4.3 RUNNING UNILCD DESKTOP APPLICATION
1. Run the application
2. Plug-in your UniLCD. There is a beep signaling that your PC has detected your device. Click on the refresh
button.
Your device name along with the com port number will appear in the box.
3. Click on your device name. Enter your UniLCD password. Press ok button to start accessing the UniLCD
settings.
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If your password is correct the UniLCD parameters tab will open.
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Below is the parameters table:
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Floor configuration and greeting messages can be seen and modified.
 Control panel buttons :
1. Update: To download the displayed parameters on the UniLCD.
2. Load from file: Load parameters from file to display.
3. Save to file: Save the displayed parameters in a file.
4. Refresh: Reload parameters from UniLCD.
5. Factory Reset: Display the factory settings.
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5. UNILCD MOBILE APPLICATION
5.1 INSTALLING THE UNILCD APPLICATION
In order to install the application on the mobile, you have to:
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Run the “Play store” in your mobile.
Search for the “Unilcd” application.
Accept the permissions.
Install the application.
5.2 RUNNING UNILCD MOBILE APPLICATION
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Run the UNILCD application.
Connect your UniLCD to the mobile and start your settings configuration.
A beep signals that your mobile has detected the device.
A pop up window appears. When checked, the UniLCD application will be opened whenever a USB device
is connected.
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5. Enter the UniLCD password (000).
6. Press “Submit” button to enter the parameters menu.
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Several tabs will appear showing all the parameters:
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Control panel buttons :
1. Update: To download the displayed parameters on the UniLCD.
2. Import: Load parameters from file to display.
3. Export: Save the displayed parameters in a file.
4. Refresh: Reload parameters from UniLCD.
5. Factory Reset: Display the factory settings.
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