Altinex AC301-201 User`s guide

SPECIAL APPLICATION
MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0517-001
CP450 Series
MULTITOUCH
TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLERS
USER’S GUIDE
SPECIAL APPLICATION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS ............... 2
GENERAL..........................................................2
HANDLING ........................................................2
CLEANING.........................................................2
FCC NOTICE .....................................................2
ABOUT YOUR CP450 ............................................. 3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS............................. 4
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ................................... 11
APPLICATION DIAGRAMS .................................. 12
DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL SETUP ........................12
DIAGRAM 2: CP450-007 DIMENSIONS...........13
DIAGRAM 3: CP450-008 DIMENSIONS...........14
DIAGRAM 4: CP450-010 DIMENSIONS...........15
DIAGRAM 5: CP450-012 DIMENSIONS...........16
DIAGRAM 6: CP450-015 DIMENSIONS...........17
DIAGRAM 7: CP450-017 DIMENSIONS...........18
DIAGRAM 8: CP450-019 DIMENSIONS...........19
INSTALLING YOUR CP450................................. 20
OPERATION........................................................... 21
POWER UP AND SHUTDOWN .........................21
PREPARING CONTROL SOFTWARE .............21
INSTALLING FILES AND APPLICATIONS.......21
INSTALLING LARGE FILES.............................21
AVSNAP ..........................................................22
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ............................. 22
POWER IS NOT ON.........................................22
SOFTWARE/FILES ARE MISSING ..................22
ALTINEX POLICIES .............................................. 23
LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICIES .....23
CONTACT INFORMATION ..............................23
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SPECIAL APPLICATION
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
1.4 FCC NOTICE
1
Please read this manual carefully before using your
CP450 and keep it handy for future reference.
These safety instructions are to ensure the long life
of your CP450 and to prevent fire and shock
hazards. Please read them carefully and heed all
warnings.
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1.1 GENERAL
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Do not open the unit or power supply case, there
are high-voltage components inside.
There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Qualified ALTINEX service personnel must
perform all service on the CP450.
Handle the CP450 carefully.
1.2 HANDLING
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For best results, place the CP450 in a dry area
away from dust and moisture.
To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this unit
to water or moisture. Do not place the CP450 in
direct sunlight, near heaters, or heat-radiating
appliances, or near any liquid. Exposure to direct
sunlight, smoke, or steam can harm internal
components.
Handle the CP450 carefully. Dropping or jarring
can damage the unit.
Do not pull any cables that are attached to the
CP450.
Do not place heavy objects on top of the CP450.
If the CP450 is not used for an extended period,
disconnect the adapter from the wall to avoid
fire, shock, and loss of power.
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1.3 CLEANING
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Unplug the CP450 adapter before cleaning.
Clean only with a dry cloth. Never use strong
detergents or solvents such as alcohol or
thinner. Do not use a wet cloth or water to clean
the unit. Do not open the unit to clean.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference when the
equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and if
not installed and used in accordance with
instructions found herein, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. Operation
of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference
at his own expense.
Any changes or modifications to the unit not
expressly approved by ALTINEX, Inc. could void
the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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ABOUT YOUR CP450
The built-in wireless LAN can be used to control
remote devices through a wireless router or directly
to a remote IP. As an information interface in a
classroom, public information kiosk, etc., the
wireless connection can also be used to upload
real-time data to the CP450 ensuring the most
up-to-date information is available to the user.
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CP450 SERIES
TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLERS
The CP450 Series of touch screen controllers are
ideal for a wide variety of applications that include
the following: multimedia control systems, general
computing, advertising, real-time data terminals,
interactive self-service centers, digital surveillance,
etc. Each controller is a computer running Windows
XP Embedded that includes these key features:
The Bluetooth module inside each CP450 is
compatible with most peripheral devices like
headsets, barcode readers, printers, cell phones,
and more.
The CP450 can be mounted to a stand for table
use; it can be wall or rack mounted. The 7, 8, and
10-inch models have standard 75mm x 75mm
VESA mounting on the back of the unit. The 15, 17,
and
19-inch
models
have
standard
100mm x 100mm spacing, while the 12-inch has
both 75 and 100mm spacing.
• Touch Screen
• Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
• Bluetooth Personal Area Network (PAN)
• 2 COM ports and 2 LAN ports
• Integrated Dual Speakers
• Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) Protection
AVSnap provides a complete environment for
designing simple to sophisticated graphical user
interfaces (GUIs). AVSnap is preinstalled on each
CP450 making it easy to integrate into any control
environment. Design high-quality GUIs with
minimum effort by way of user-friendly toolbars for
buttons, volume controls, progress bars, and much
more. AVSnap incorporates a simple programming
language with an organized interface that makes
even complex programming code easy to read and
maintain.
• AVSnap™ Professional AV System Integration Tool
The CP450 senses “touch” from a finger, stylus,
pen, pencil, gloved finger, or other tool. The touch
screen is very accurate and responsive to the
touch. The CP450 incorporates effortlessly into PC
based control systems.
The two COM ports can control virtually any serial
device using standard RS-232 communication.
The two LAN ports allow connectivity to a local area
network or a direct connection to another TCP/IP
device. For added flexibility, consider the ALTINEX
AC301-201 TCP/IP to RS-232 Adapter.
This
adapter allows RS-232 communication through a
standard LAN connection.
Everything needed to start is included in a sample
application. Use the predefined procedures and
functions to communicate with devices over
RS-232 or LAN, or create your own custom
subroutines. If you can program Crestron or AMX,
you can program AVSnap.
The AC301-201 has both serial (DB9) and network
(RJ-45) connections. The AC301-201 connects to a
serial device using its DB9 connection, and to the
LAN using standard network cable. AVSnap,
HyperTerminal, or other RS-232 communication
software can then be used to control the serial
device using the IP address of the adapter in place
of the COM port. In this way, a single controller can
be used to control any number of serial devices
using their unique IP address.
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The EWF prevents changes to the internal drive
without specific intent and access. This protects the
BIOS and operating system files from becoming
corrupt due to power outages or other power
interruptions.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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MECHANICAL
Specifications are subject to change.
See www.altinex.com for up-to-date information.
FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
Material
CP450-007
Details
CP450-007
ABS w/ PC Plastic frame
Color
Black
Height
5.5 in (140 mm)
LCD Size
7”
Width
8.9 in (226 mm)
Resolution
800 x 480 max.
Depth
1.6 in (41 mm)
LCD Colors
262K
AMD Geode™ LX 800
500 MHz
512 MB
Weight
1.4 lb (0.6 kg)
Shipping Weight (approx.)
2.8 lb (1.3 kg)
CPU
RAM
WLAN
802.11 b/g
PAN
Bluetooth
Solid State Drive (SSD)
CF Type II
0-50°C
T° Maximum
60°C
Humidity
90% non-condensing
MTBF (calculations)
External Connections
12VDC IN
DC Jack (1)
USB 2.0
Type A F (2)
RS-232 COM
DB9 M (2)
LAN (network)
RJ-45 F (2)
Mounting Holes
ELECTRICAL
CE, FCC Class B, CCC
Safety
UL, CB
Accessories Included
Power Adapter+
AC Power Cord
Hardware
USB 2.0 Voltage
5V
USB 2.0 Current
100 mA max.
LAN Speed
+12VDC
+/-15V
RS-232 Sensitivity
+/- 3V
Power Consumption
Optional Accessories
AC403-101
Panel Mount
AC403-104
Wall Mount
AC403-109
+12VDC
Table 3. CP450-007 Electrical
Table 1. CP450-007 General
4
10/100 Mbps
RS-232 Input Range
Speaker Output
Mounting screws
Stand
CP450-007
External Connections
3x3 in (75x75 mm)
EMC
40,000 hrs (min.)
Table 2. CP450-007 Mechanical
Agency Approval
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T° Operating
1.5 W max.
(from adapter)
20W max.
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FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
MECHANICAL
CP450-008
Material
Details
LCD Size
8.4”
Resolution
800 x 600 max.
LCD Colors
262K
AMD Geode™ LX 800
500 MHz
512 MB
CPU
RAM
CP450-008
ABS w/ PC Plastic frame
Color
Black
Height
7.2 in (184 mm)
Width
9.2 in (234 mm)
Depth
1.7 in (42 mm)
Weight
1.8 lb (0.8 kg)
3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
WLAN
802.11 b/g
PAN
Bluetooth
Shipping Weight (approx.)
Solid State Drive (SSD)
CF Type II
T° Operating
0-50°C
T° Maximum
60°C
External Connections
12VDC IN
DC Jack (1)
USB 2.0
Type A F (2)
RS-232 COM
DB9 M (2)
LAN (network)
RJ-45 F (2)
Mounting Holes
Humidity
MTBF (calculations)
ELECTRICAL
Agency Approval
CE, FCC Class B, CCC
Safety
UL, CB
Accessories Included
Power Adapter+
AC Power Cord
Hardware
Optional Accessories
Panel Mount
AC403-104
Wall Mount
AC403-109
USB 2.0 Voltage
5V
USB 2.0 Current
100 mA max.
LAN Speed
Mounting screws
AC403-101
+/-15V
RS-232 Sensitivity
+/- 3V
Power Consumption
+12VDC
Table 6. CP450-008 Electrical
5
10/100 Mbps
RS-232 Input Range
Speaker Output
Table 4. CP450-008 General
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CP450-008
External Connections
+12VDC
Stand
40,000 hrs (min.)
Table 5. CP450-008 Mechanical
3x3 in (75x75 mm)
EMC
90% non-condensing
1.5 W max.
(from adapter)
20W max.
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FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
MECHANICAL
CP450-010
Material
Details
LCD Size
10.4”
Resolution
800 x 600 max.
LCD Colors
262K
AMD Geode™ LX 800
500 MHz
512 MB
CPU
RAM
CP450-010
ABS w/ PC Plastic frame
Color
Black
Height
8.9 in (227 mm)
Width
10.9 in (276 mm)
Depth
2.0 in (51 mm)
Weight
3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
5.0 lb (2.3 kg)
WLAN
802.11 b/g
PAN
Bluetooth
Shipping Weight (approx.)
Solid State Drive (SSD)
CF Type II
T° Operating
0-50°C
T° Maximum
60°C
External Connections
12VDC IN
DC Jack (1)
USB 2.0
Type A F (2)
RS-232 COM
DB9 M (2)
LAN (network)
RJ-45 F (2)
Mounting Holes
Humidity
MTBF (calculations)
ELECTRICAL
Agency Approval
CE, FCC Class B, CCC
Safety
UL, CB
Accessories Included
Power Adapter+
AC Power Cord
Hardware
Optional Accessories
Panel Mount
AC403-105
Wall Mount
AC403-109
USB 2.0 Voltage
5V
USB 2.0 Current
100 mA max.
LAN Speed
Mounting screws
AC403-102
+/-15V
RS-232 Sensitivity
+/- 3V
Power Consumption
+12VDC
Table 9. CP450-010 Electrical
6
10/100 Mbps
RS-232 Input Range
Speaker Output
Table 7. CP450-010 General
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CP450-010
External Connections
+12VDC
Stand
40,000 hrs (min.)
Table 8. CP450-010 Mechanical
3x3 in (75x75 mm)
EMC
90% non-condensing
1.5 W max.
(from adapter)
25W max.
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FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
MECHANICAL
CP450-012
Material
Details
LCD Size
12.1”
Resolution
1024 x 768 max.
LCD Colors
262K
AMD Geode™ LX 800
500 MHz
512 MB
CPU
RAM
CP450-012
ABS w/ PC Plastic frame
Color
Black
Height
9.7 in (246 mm)
Width
12.0 in (304 mm)
Depth
2.0 in (51 mm)
Weight
4.0 lb (1.8 kg)
5.6 lb (2.5 kg)
WLAN
802.11 b/g
PAN
Bluetooth
Shipping Weight (approx.)
Solid State Drive (SSD)
CF Type II
T° Operating
0-50°C
T° Maximum
60°C
External Connections
12VDC IN
DC Jack (1)
USB 2.0
Type A F (2)
RS-232 COM
DB9 M (2)
LAN (network)
RJ-45 F (2)
3x3 in (75x75 mm)
and
4x4 in (100x100 mm)
Mounting Holes
Humidity
MTBF (calculations)
CE, FCC Class B, CCC
Safety
UL, CB
Accessories Included
Power Adapter+
AC Power Cord
Hardware
ELECTRICAL
+12VDC
Mounting screws
Optional Accessories
Panel Mount
AC403-105
Wall Mount
AC403-109
5V
USB 2.0 Current
100 mA max.
+/-15V
RS-232 Sensitivity
+/- 3V
+12VDC
Table 12. CP450-012 Electrical
7
10/100 Mbps
RS-232 Input Range
Power Consumption
Table 10. CP450-012 General
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USB 2.0 Voltage
Speaker Output
AC403-102
CP450-012
External Connections
LAN Speed
Stand
40,000 hrs (min.)
Table 11. CP450-012 Mechanical
Agency Approval
EMC
90% non-condensing
1.5 W max.
(from adapter)
29W max.
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FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
MECHANICAL
CP450-015
Material
Details
LCD Size
15”
Resolution
1024 x 768 max.
LCD Colors
262K
®
Intel Celeron®
Mobile 1GHz
1 GB
CPU
RAM
CP450-015
ABS w/ PC Plastic frame
Color
Black
Height
12.2 in (309 mm)
Width
15.5 in (394 mm)
Depth
2.4 in (61 mm)
Weight
8.2 lb (3.7 kg)
10.1 lb (4.6 kg)
WLAN
802.11 b/g
PAN
Bluetooth
Shipping Weight (approx.)
Solid State Drive (SSD)
CF Type II
T° Operating
0-45°C
T° Maximum
60°C
External Connections
12VDC IN
DC Jack (1)
USB 2.0
Type A F (4)
RS-232 COM
DB9 M (2)
LAN (GbE)
RJ-45 F (2)
VGA Out
Humidity
MTBF (calculations)
ELECTRICAL
3.5 mm F (1)
External SATA
eSATA type I (1)
Mounting Holes
4x4 in (100x100 mm)
CE, FCC Class B, CCC
Safety
UL, CB
Accessories Included
Power Adapter+
AC Power Cord
Hardware
AC403-106
Wall Mount
AC403-110
100 mA max.
1000 Mbps (GbE)
RS-232 Input Range
+/-15V
RS-232 Sensitivity
+/- 3V
+12VDC
Table 15. CP450-015 Electrical
Table 13. CP450-015 General
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USB 2.0 Current
Power Consumption
Optional Accessories
Panel Mount
5V
Speaker Output
Mounting screws
AC403-103
USB 2.0 Voltage
LAN Speed
+12VDC
Stand
CP450-015
External Connections
Agency Approval
EMC
40,000 hrs (min.)
Table 14. CP450-015 Mechanical
15-PIN HD F (1)
AUDIO Out
90% non-condensing
8
1.5 W max.
(from adapter)
43W max.
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FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
MECHANICAL
CP450-017
Material
Details
LCD Size
17”
Resolution
1280 x 1024 max.
LCD Colors
16.7M
®
Intel Celeron®
Mobile 1GHz
1 GB
CPU
RAM
CP450-017
ABS w/ PC Plastic frame
Color
Black
Height
13.8 in (350 mm)
Width
16.9 in (428 mm)
Depth
2.6 in (66 mm)
Weight
11.9 lb (5.4 kg)
14.9 lb (6.8 kg)
WLAN
802.11 b/g
PAN
Bluetooth
Shipping Weight (approx.)
Solid State Drive (SSD)
CF Type II
T° Operating
0-45°C
T° Maximum
60°C
External Connections
12VDC IN
DC Jack (1)
USB 2.0
Type A F (4)
RS-232 COM
DB9 M (2)
LAN (GbE)
RJ-45 F (2)
VGA Out
Humidity
MTBF (calculations)
ELECTRICAL
3.5 mm F (1)
External SATA
eSATA type I (1)
Mounting Holes
4x4 in (100x100 mm)
CE, FCC Class B, CCC
Safety
UL, CB
Accessories Included
Power Adapter+
AC Power Cord
Hardware
AC403-107
Wall Mount
AC403-110
100 mA max.
1000 Mbps (GbE)
RS-232 Input Range
+/-15V
RS-232 Sensitivity
+/- 3V
+12VDC
Table 18. CP450-017 Electrical
Table 16. CP450-017 General
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USB 2.0 Current
Power Consumption
Optional Accessories
Panel Mount
5V
Speaker Output
Mounting screws
AC403-103
USB 2.0 Voltage
LAN Speed
+12VDC
Stand
CP450-017
External Connections
Agency Approval
EMC
40,000 hrs (min.)
Table 17. CP450-017 Mechanical
15-PIN HD F (1)
AUDIO Out
90% non-condensing
9
1.5 W max.
(from adapter)
63W max.
SPECIAL APPLICATION
FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
MECHANICAL
CP450-019
Material
Details
LCD Size
19”
Resolution
1280 x 1024 max.
LCD Colors
16.7M
®
Intel Celeron®
Mobile 1GHz
1 GB
CPU
RAM
CP450-019
ABS w/ PC Plastic frame
Color
Black
Height
15.1 in (383 mm)
Width
18.5 in (470 mm)
Depth
2.6 in (67 mm)
Weight
12.8 lb (5.8 kg)
14.9 lb (6.8 kg)
WLAN
802.11 b/g
PAN
Bluetooth
Shipping Weight (approx.)
Solid State Drive (SSD)
CF Type II
T° Operating
0-45°C
T° Maximum
60°C
External Connections
12VDC IN
DC Jack (1)
USB 2.0
Type A F (4)
RS-232 COM
DB9 M (2)
LAN (GbE)
RJ-45 F (2)
VGA Out
Humidity
MTBF (calculations)
ELECTRICAL
3.5 mm F (1)
External SATA
eSATA type I (1)
Mounting Holes
4x4 in (100x100 mm)
CE, FCC Class B, CCC
Safety
UL, CB
Accessories Included
Power Adapter+
AC Power Cord
Hardware
AC403-108
Wall Mount
AC403-110
100 mA max.
1000 Mbps (GbE)
RS-232 Input Range
+/-15V
RS-232 Sensitivity
+/- 3V
+12VDC
Table 21. CP450-019 Electrical
Table 19. CP450-019 General
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USB 2.0 Current
Power Consumption
Optional Accessories
Panel Mount
5V
Speaker Output
Mounting screws
AC403-103
USB 2.0 Voltage
LAN Speed
+12VDC
Stand
CP450-019
External Connections
Agency Approval
EMC
40,000 hrs (min.)
Table 20. CP450-019 Mechanical
15-PIN HD F (1)
AUDIO Out
90% non-condensing
10
3 W max.
(from adapter)
68W max.
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
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APPLICATION DIAGRAMS
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DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL SETUP
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DIAGRAM 2: CP450-007 DIMENSIONS
8.4" [214 mm]
1.6" [41 mm]
8.9" [226 mm]
0.6" [16 mm]
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5.5" [140 mm]
4.9" [125 mm]
3.5" [90 mm]
5.9" [151 mm]
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DIAGRAM 3: CP450-008 DIMENSIONS
8.7" [220 mm]
1.7" [42 mm]
9.2" [234 mm]
14
7.2" [184 mm]
5.0" [128 mm]
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6.8" [172 mm]
0.7" [17 mm]
6.7" [170 mm]
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DIAGRAM 4: CP450-010 DIMENSIONS
10.0" [253 mm]
2.0" [51 mm]
10.9" [276 mm]
15
8.9" [227 mm]
6.3" [159 mm]
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8.0" [204 mm]
0.9" [24 mm]
8.3" [212 mm]
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DIAGRAM 5: CP450-012 DIMENSIONS
11.0" [279 mm]
2.0" [51 mm]
12.0" [304 mm]
9.8" [248 mm]
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9.7" [246 mm]
8.7" [221 mm]
7.4" [187 mm]
0.9" [24 mm]
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DIAGRAM 6: CP450-015 DIMENSIONS
12.6" [320 mm]
2.4" [61 mm]
15.5" [394 mm]
12.1" [306 mm]
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12.2" [309 mm]
9.3" [235 mm]
7.8" [199 mm]
9.1" [230 mm]
1.2" [30 mm]
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DIAGRAM 7: CP450-017 DIMENSIONS
13.8" [351 mm]
2.6" [66 mm]
16.9" [428 mm]
13.4" [340 mm]
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13.8" [350 mm]
8.7" [220 mm]
10.3" [261 mm]
10.7" [272 mm]
1.3" [34 mm]
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DIAGRAM 8: CP450-019 DIMENSIONS
15.1" [384 mm]
2.6" [67 mm]
18.5" [470 mm]
14.9" [378 mm]
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15.1" [383 mm]
11.8" [300 mm]
10.4" [264 mm]
11.9" [303 mm]
1.4" [36 mm]
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INSTALLING YOUR CP450
6
SETUP
The installation and setup steps may be performed
concurrently in order to save time.
At the time of purchase, determine if the CP450 will
be mounted on a stand, wall, or panel. The
mounting stand or brackets can be purchased from
ALTINEX.
Step 1. Prepare the control software using your
normal software development station. The
CP450 is not required. We recommend
using AVSnap as the control software. It
is free, easy to use, and has many
features designed for use with the CP450.
NOTE: The mounting holes on the rear of the
units are VESA standard. The 7-10 inch
models use 75x75 mm spacing, the 15-19
inch models use 100x100 mm, and the
12 inch has both.
Step 2. Debug the control software using the
device for which it was written. The
CP450 is a normal computer and its COM
and LAN ports work the same as a
desktop computer.
INSTALLATION
Step 3. When the control software is complete,
copy all necessary files to a USB drive.
Step 1. Determine the best location for installing
the CP450. At a minimum, the CP450 will
require AC power for its power adapter.
Step 4. Connect the power adapter provided with
the CP450 to AC power and then to the
CP450.
ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
• If the CP450 will control RS-232
equipment directly from its serial ports,
RS-232 cables must be routed to the
devices.
Step 5. The CP450 boots automatically and
launches a MultiTouch demo written in
AVSnap. You can view the demo, or
escape out of AVSnap and return to the
desktop.
•
If the CP450 will connect to the
network, LAN access and network
cables are required.
•
Make sure there is access to the USB
ports. The USB ports are accessible
from the bottom of the unit and should
not be blocked by mounting hardware,
cables, etc.
Step 6. Install the USB drive into the CP450 and
copy the files over to the “C” drive. If any
application software is required, install it
at this time. Once all the software has
been installed, close all open applications
and run the COMMIT batch file located on
the desktop. This will commit the changes
made to the internal drive.
NOTE: If an installation wizard requests a restart
to complete the installation, answer NO.
The COMMIT batch file must be run first.
Step 2. Route all cables required for the CP450 to
the installation locations. Make sure the
cables are long enough to allow for
service loops and to be routed neatly to
their destinations.
Step 7. Restart the CP450 and verify all the
changes are present. Place a shortcut to
the new control software into the startup
folder and remove the AVSnap demo.
Run the COMMIT batch file again and
restart the CP450.
Step 3. Have qualified personnel install the
mounting brackets (or other hardware) for
the CP450.
Step 8. The unit is now operational. Verify the
CP450 boots up and automatically
launches the control software.
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7.3 INSTALLING FILES AND APPLICATIONS
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The CP450 utilizes the Windows XP Embedded
EWF to protect the CP450’s internal memory from
accidental or unauthorized changes. The EWF
appears to read and write from the internal drive,
but executes everything in RAM. All changes WILL
be lost after reset or shutdown unless the changes
are committed to memory. Three batch files are
provided for direct control over the EWF and should
be used cautiously.
The CP450 is designed for use in a fixed
application where the system boots up directly into
the user application and does not allow access to
the operating system. The application and GUI
interface are normally created using a standard
desktop computer and then installed onto the
CP450 using a USB drive or network connection.
Once set-up, the CP450 will work trouble-free
without user intervention.
1. COMMIT.BAT – Write to hard drive
7.1 POWER UP and SHUTDOWN
This batch file resides on the desktop and writes
the RAM data onto the hard drive for permanent
storage while EWF is enabled. Close open
applications before running this batch file or the
changes may not be committed to memory.
The CP450 boots automatically as soon as power
is applied. There is no need to press the power
switch on the bottom of the unit.
In most
installations, the system boots directly into the
end-user application.
2. ENABLE.BAT – Turn on EWF
The CP450 can be powered down using the
shutdown/power off option from the START menu,
or directly from an AVSnap application using the
“App1.Shutdown” function.
This batch file resides in the root directory and
turns on the EWF. In this mode, no changes
made to the system are saved unless the
COMMIT batch file is executed. This is the
default condition for all CP450s.
7.2 PREPARING CONTROL SOFTWARE
It is not recommended to design and create control
software directly on the CP450. In most situations,
it is easier and faster to write and debug control
software on a standard desktop computer and then
transfer the completed file when ready. However, if
the CP450 needs to be programmed “in place”, use
an external USB keyboard and mouse. Simply plug
in the devices and wait for the system to recognize
the new hardware and load the drivers.
3. DISABLE.BAT – Turn off EWF
This batch file resides in the root directory and
turns off the EWF. In this mode, the system
operates like a normal computer reading and
writing data directly to the hard drive.
WARNING
When the EWF is turned off, the user MUST
shutdown the computer properly. If power is
turned off or lost without executing the normal
shutdown procedure, data can be lost, or
corrupted, including the BIOS and operating
system (OS). If the BIOS or OS are damaged,
the entire system can become unusable.
Remember, the CP450 employs the Enhanced
Write Filter (EWF) to protect the contents of the
internal drive. Read the next section carefully
before attempting to install, create, or edit any data
files or applications on the CP450. If not executed
properly, changes will be lost.
7.3.1 INSTALLING LARGE FILES
The best way to create and edit on the CP450 is to
use a USB drive plugged into the bottom of the unit
and make changes directly to the USB drive then
copy the final files to the CP450’s “C” drive.
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RAM, the operation will be aborted. Use the disable
batch file before installing the software. Make sure
to reset the EWF when done.
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7.4 AVSNAP
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
AVSnap provides a complete environment for
designing simple to sophisticated graphical user
interfaces (GUIs). AVSnap is preinstalled on each
CP450 making it easy to integrate into any control
environment.
We have carefully tested and found no problems in
the supplied CP450; however, we would like to
offer suggestions for the following:
8.1 POWER IS NOT ON
Everything needed to start is included in a sample
application. Use the predefined procedures and
functions to communicate with devices over
RS-232 or LAN, or create your own custom
functions. In addition to standard communication
and control, the functions below are useful for
typical touch screen applications and can be
assigned to buttons or placed in startup and
shutdown routines. The samples shown here
require an application object named “App1” to be
part of the application.
App1.Shutdown .............. Close the application and
turn off the computer.
Cause 1:
No AC power.
Solution:
Verify the adapter is plugged into a
working AC outlet and that the outlet
has power. Use only the AC adapter
that was shipped with the unit.
Cause 2:
Adapter
CP450.
Solution:
Verify the DC power plug coming
from the AC adapter is plugged all
the way into the CP450.
Cause 3:
The CP450 has a problem.
Solution:
If there is AC power to the adapter
and the LED still does not turn on,
the CP450 or the power adapter
may require service. Call ALTINEX
at (714) 990-2300.
App1.SleepMonitor ......... Turn off monitor power.
App1.Quit ....................... Quit
the
runtime
environment and return to
edit mode if running an
AMT file. If running an
EXE file, quit the EXE
and close the application.
is
not
plugged
into
8.2 SOFTWARE/FILES ARE MISSING
App1.Stop....................... Stop
the
executable
application.
Use with EXE files only!!!
App1.Powersave ............ Hibernate (standby) the
computer per display
property settings.
App1.RunScreensaver.... Launch the screensaver.
If no screensaver is
installed this command
has no effect.
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Cause 1:
Changes were not committed to
memory.
Solution:
Make changes to the CP450 then
run the COMMIT batch file on the
desktop before shutting down or
restarting the CP450.
Cause 2:
File/application was open when
COMMIT was executed.
Solution:
Any files that are open for editing
must be closed before executing the
COMMIT batch file. For best results,
close all applications and files before
running the COMMIT batch file.
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ALTINEX POLICIES
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9.1 LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICIES
Please see the ALTINEX website at
www.altinex.com for details on warranty and
return policies.
9.2 CONTACT INFORMATION
ALTINEX, Inc.
592 Apollo Street
Brea, CA 92821 USA
TEL: 714 990-2300
TOLL FREE: 1-800-ALTINEX
WEB: www.altinex.com
E-MAIL: solutions@altinex.com
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